David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner and Medium's head of creative services. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

Ridley Scott directing "3001: The Final Odyssey" miniseries

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Ridley Scott is directing a miniseries of 3001: The Final Odyssey, based on Arthur C. Clarke's 1997 novel.

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Motorcycle models from watch parts

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Artist Dan Tanenbaum makes fantastic motorcycle models out of vintage watch parts. Video below!

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Alien: The Archive art and photo book

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See the true origins of the Alien xenomorphs through concept drawings along with plenty of other behind-the-scenes photos, designs, and illustrations in Alien: The Archive, a new hardcover art and photo book.

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Vantage: gorgeous new photography publication

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Over at Medium, my colleague Keith Axline (former Wired photo editor) launched a magnificent photo publication called Vantage, with photo essays ranging from astonishing photo microscopy to a fascinating series on long-exposure photography to an aerial photo collection from Dronestagram.

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Olive Garden's secrets

At Matter, Billy Domineau delves into the details of Olive Garden's "breadstick laws, sauce logic, and salt bans."

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Invader does Spock

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"Cheers from Vulcan!" says French street artist Invader of his latest Paris installation. (via @invaderwashere's Instagram)

Incredible super-slow motion surfing video

Pitted. So pitted. (Directed by Chris Bryan.)

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Tech projects vein maps during blood donations

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is testing a technology to project a vein map on the arms of blood donors during the phlebotomy.

"Vein visualisation technology uses near infrared technology to project an image of the vein onto the skin," says Dr. Dan Waller, a senior researcher with the organization. "Veins have a lot of deoxygenated haemoglobin that absorbs near infrared light and the device is able to use this information to project the image. The machines have settings to manage individual differences.

"World-first vein viewing tech trial is... not in vain!" (Australian Red Cross)

"Bela Lugosi's Dead" by Bauhaus (1979)

Another classic Halloween jam: Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead" (1979). The video is a fan-made tribute to The Count himself.

Free Halloween music mix from Death Waltz Recording Company

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Enjoy this magnificent Halloween music mix curated by Spencer Hickman, proprietor of my favorite soundtrack reissue label Death Waltz Recording Company, and mixed by DJ Boba Fatt.

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Beautiful 10" from The Melvins

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Dig the killer art and vinyl for this new "Bride of Crankenstein" 10" from absurdist punk band The Melvins, now featuring two Butthole Surfers! (OMGVINYL)

Ministry's "(Everyday Is) Halloween"

Al Jourgensen may prefer to forget that he once cultivated an English accent and created this underground club hit, but on this day, we happily remember. Above, a fan video cut up from horror films.

"Halloween" by Siouxsie and the Banshees (1981)

Siouxsie and the Banshees perform "Halloween" live in 1981.

MarthaStewart.com: "Punk Rock-Inspired Party" for kids

MarthaStewart.com instructs us "How to Throw a Punk Rock-Inspired Party" for kids "that won't turn into a riot."

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Big ISPs' efforts to squeeze Netflix lead to slow connectivity for you

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Over at Backchannel, Susan Crawford reveals how the crap Internet speeds everyday people get from the likes of Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T isn't a tech issue but rather a terrible side effect of those companies trying to punish their competitors like Netflix into paying them for access to you.

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