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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.

Cops have killed way more Americans in America than terrorists have

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Police have killed more Americans on U.S. soil since the year 2000 than the Islamist terrorists.

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Video of narco hitmen caravan in Mexico goes viral

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A YouTube video of a motorcade of gunmen on a road in Chihuahua, Mexico is circulating widely on the Spanish-speaking internets.

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Gentleman accuses girlfriend of sleeping with entire Wu Tang Clan

“They treated me respectful,” she says, denying that she slept with the entire Wu Tang Clan on the noted television news program Divorce Court.

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This dog's face is our new official reaction GIF to all of the things

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Readin' your weak tweets like...

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WATCH: Supercut of 'Better Call Saul' point of view shots

A short but sweet supercut by Jaume Lloret of POV (and other) shots from 'Better Call Saul,' highlighting the work of cinematographer Arthur Albert.

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Gradient Forest: an immersive animated groove by Vince McKelvie

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Trippy visual geniusness by Vince McKelvie, animator: Gradient Forest 2.0.

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Cat gets a massage

From the popular-for-good-reason YouTube channel shironekoshiro.

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WATCH: Wild Australian magpie enjoys a nice belly rub

mLeOAlThe little dude was hanging out in Perth, Australia. These Australian magpies can develop interesting relationships with humans, for better or for worse. On the plus side, they're used to us. And on the scary side, they can and do attack humans when it's breeding season and they feel threatened by our presence. They're also prolific songbirds.

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Facebook's new news power is a threat to press freedom

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Freedom of the Press Foundation's Trevor Timm has a must-read piece over at CJR about how Facebook's growing monopolistic power over news organizations' traffic + their censorship policies + their new plan to get news orgs to publish directly on the site all adds up to a major threat to press freedom.

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'Got a toy phone for my kid. Here's what happens when you dial 911 on it.'

You'll never guess which animal picks up when you dial 9-1-1 on this children's telephone toy.

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The photography of Guda Koster

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Guda Koster [gudakoster.nl]

Some of the wonderful recent works in the online portfolio of Dutch artist Guda Koster.

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Superb eighties TV ad for local hair salon

Jarrell, where are you now?

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New Marvel trailer for Ant-Man: Avengers spinoff superhero film starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang

Out today, a new teaser trailer and official poster for Marvel's forthcoming superhero flick Ant-Man.

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Ted Cruz: The Gays are waging 'jihad' against 'religious freedom'

Good old Ted Cruz.

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Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' played on floppy and hard drives

Pure genius by Arganalth.

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Golden Girls LEGO set may become a reality. Thanks, internet!

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LEGO responds to the Golden Girls and LEGO fan who asked the internet to sign on to the concept of a LEGO set to honor the classically camp eighties sitcom. 10,000 people said yes, and so did the Danish toy maker.

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New emoji, apps to capture police abuse, Facebook lawsuit: Boing Boing roundup with Xeni on KCRW's 'Press Play'

A preview of the new emoji set available to iOS users who have upgraded to iOS 8.3. More skin tones! No tacos.


A preview of the new emoji set available to iOS users who have upgraded to iOS 8.3. More skin tones! No tacos.

On our weekly Boing Boing news roundup, on the KCRW radio show 'Press Play'—A civilian video of a police officer killing an unarmed man in South Carolina went viral this week. It was that video that led to the arrest of the police officer for murder. This is not the first video of police violence to go viral. And, as is the case with most things in life, there’s an app for that. App developers are working on a batch of apps that help civilians take and upload video of police interactions. Also, Facebook being sued over facial recognition software and privacy laws; and new emoji. WHY ARE THERE NO TACOS IN THE EMOJI SET. Listen: [KCRW.org]