This video from 2013 is suddenly enjoying attention. It features a justifiably frustrated man trying to pay a freeway toll with a quarter that keeps getting rejected by the toll booth machine. Traffic behind him backs up and he becomes increasingly agitated, much to the delight of his giggling grandchildren in the card (one of whom is recording his struggle). The toll booth employee, who converse with the man via an intercom system, has the same saccharine politeness as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Why didn't she just open the dang blasted barrier arm and let him go?
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 […]