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.

Air Algerie Flight AH5017 crashes in Africa, carrying 116 from Burkina Faso to Algeria

A screengrab of the homepage of the Ouagadougou airport's Internet site (http://www.aeroport-ouagadougou.com) shows a map displaying AH5017's last contact zone, July 24, 2014.


A screengrab of the homepage of the Ouagadougou airport's Internet site (http://www.aeroport-ouagadougou.com) shows a map displaying AH5017's last contact zone, July 24, 2014.

A Boeing MD-83 passenger jet carrying 110 passengers and 6 crew people disappeared while flying over the Sahara from Burkina Faso to Algeria. Reports from aviation officials in the region confirm the plane has crashed, though the site of the crash and the fate of the people on board are yet to be confirmed.

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Dad and son attempting around-the-world flight crash in Samoa, feared dead

Babar Suleman and his 17-year-old son Haris.


Babar Suleman and his 17-year-old son Haris.

The LA Times reports that an Indiana father and his teen son who were attempting to fly around the world together are believed to have crashed in American Samoa.

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Want to fly a drone at Burning Man this year? Better read this first.

Camera-equipped drones, like the one that shot the video above, are a wonderful tool for photography at the annual Burning Man festival. But "if you're planning on flying a drone at Burning Man this year," says BB pal Eddie Codel, "You'll need to register and follow a ton of new rules."

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Why don't ice cream sandwiches melt anymore? Because they're full of weird crap

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Area Mom grossed out to discover that ice cream she bought her kids contains so much artificial junk in it, it won't melt in the hot sun. This is a local television news segment of greatness. [via @nextdraft]

YouTube makeup vlogger sued by record label for $150K per song

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Makeup vlogger Michelle Phan, who's huge on YouTube, is on the receiving end of a copyright lawsuit over the background songs in her videos.

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Video: Snowden and Ellsberg at HOPEX

Here's video of the fantastic conversation between whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg at HOPEX hacker con last week.

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'Fat and Furious Burger,' hamburger-y art Tumblog of greatness

These delicious images (and video) come from this genius little art tumblr: fatandfuriousburger.com.

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Oral:phabet

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“Oral:phabet,” a 3D typeface exploring the expressive capability of the human mouth. Takayuki Ogawa, Japan, 2013.

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The GIF Connoisseur

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A tumblog of greatness, filled with GIFs of greatness: thegifconnoisseur.tumblr.com.

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A 'Hack' logo, made of 7,600 LEGO bricks in 24 hours

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7,600 LEGO bricks, 24 straight hours. Artist Alice Lee, who was previously namedropped (Boing-dropped?) on this blog, created this absolutely stunning typographic study in LEGO for Dropbox’s 2014 Hack Week.

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Saving Room for Cats: a Tumblog of Greatness

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"Men love to take up so much space and spread their legs while sitting down but it's because they're saving room for cats! Duh!" savingroomforcats.tumblr.com.

[HT: theremina.tumblr.com]

Jack White at a Chicago Cubs game

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Comcast says rep from hell was just doing “what we trained him to do”

"Grumpy Tech Support Man," a stock photograph from Shutterstock.com that seemed appropriate.


"Grumpy Tech Support Man," a stock photograph from Shutterstock.com that seemed appropriate.

Remember that excruciating recorded call between Ryan Block and a Comcast service rep that made the internet rounds last week? Consumerist got their hands on a memo from Comcast's Chief Operating Officer to employees, in which he admits the rep's retention attempts were “painful to listen to,” but that he also “did a lot of what we trained him...to do.”

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'What is Fashion,' awesomely dorky 1984 high school student video project

My friend Clayton Cubitt describes this wonderful documentary by a mid-1980s high school student as a "real life Breakfast Club."

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Photo of Lebanese journalist kissing Jewish sweetheart becomes #JewsandArabsRefuseToBeEnemies

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A tweeted photograph of a Lebanese journalist kissing her Jewish boyfriend has inspired many to post similar photos on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #JewsandArabsRefuseToBeEnemies. In the photo shown here that started the trend, Sulome Anderson, daughter of former AP Middle East bureau chief Terry Anderson, smooches her American-Israeli boyfriend.

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