I'm playing this recording of soft droning engine noise from Star Trek TNG as I type this and I can hardly keep my eyes open. This is just one of several space ship sounds recordings featured on Open Culture. There's also the USCSS Nostromo from Alien, Dr. Who's Tardis (yes, not really a spac.... ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz
At release, in 1980, Raise the Titanic seriously disappointed me. As an 8-year-old young Titanic wreck fan, I was full of hope. Watching it as 45-year-old who now thinks the Andrea Doria is far more interesting, this movie put me right to sleep. Of course there is a rare and special mineral secreted about the […]
I have always enjoyed Victory at Sea, but lots of people find it really boring.
Although flagship smartphones are unlikely to adopt heavy-duty outer casing anytime soon, you can always prepare your device for the outdoors with a beefy case and and an external battery like this Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack, available in the Boing Boing Store for $119.95.The Nomad Tile can fully recharge an iPhone 7 over three times […]
Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, there’s no way for the chip’s new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? […]
As the old saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour.” Since most of us have an endless list of things to do and people to see, carving out quiet time can feel impossible, especially when most […]