Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.

Gamer Felicia Day on Gamergate

Felicia Day. Photo: Cristina Gandolfo.


Felicia Day. Photo: Cristina Gandolfo.

Gamer and online personality Felicia Day hasn't said much about Gamergate. Today, she opened up on her blog. “Why have I remained mostly silent? Self-protection and fear.”

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Suspended bee: A photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

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"Bourdon, October 2014."

A photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by reader Bernard d'Astous.

Bunnies vs. Kittens

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Sometimes rabbits are friends with cats. Sometimes, they are not.

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“Yellow,” Neill Blomkamp online short (2006)

Yellow,” an online branded short film for Adidas was the last thing Neill Blomkamp directed before “District 9.”

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WATCH: Teddy the porcupine grunts and squeaks over Halloween treats

I had no idea porcupines made these weird sounds of pleasure. They sound like erotic pugs.

[video link, via Reddit]

WATCH: Photo Math, a smartphone camera calculator

I'm math-brain handicapped, and wish I'd had this all my life.

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WATCH: Dispense ice-cold candies from your refrigerator's ice dispenser

Give this man a Nobel diabeetus prize.

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Your daily kitten photos: Skittles, who is adoptable in Brooklyn

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Some great photos by reader A. Cromwell, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

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Fairies in real life riding on an elephant's back, no big deal

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A photo by reader Fred Facker, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

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Sweden hunts for mystery undersea intruder, could be Russia or possibly Nessie

The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen and a guard boat are seen in the search for suspected 'foreign underwater activity' at Namdo Bay, Stockholm October 21, 2014. [TT News Agency]


The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen and a guard boat are seen in the search for suspected 'foreign underwater activity' at Namdo Bay, Stockholm October 21, 2014.
[TT News Agency]

Sweden's military is working on two new observations that could be evidence of suspected "foreign underwater activity" near the country's capital, said a senior naval officer today.

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Watch: Pibot, a robotic pilot to fly planes that were designed to be operated by humans

In South Korea, researchers are developing a robotic pilot that could one day replace humans in the cockpit.

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Video: Meet some creepy, eerie see critters who live deep down in the ocean depths

A Halloween video from The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute:

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Color gradient art installation made from thousands of objects, by Dan Tobin Smith

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Loving this massive, overwhelming color gradient installation by Dan Tobin Smith.

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Polygon paper skull mask

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Etsyer Wintercroft offers plans and instructions to make your own 3D polygon skull mask from cardboard.

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Vote Chewbacca

Men walk past a pre-election poster with a portrait of a candidate from the Internet party of Ukraine, Stepan Chewbacca, in the centre of Kiev

Men walk past a pre-election poster with a portrait of a candidate from the Internet party of Ukraine, Stepan Chewbacca, in the centre of Kiev October 21, 2014.

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