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.

Music: “Do You Feel Like We Do,” Peter Frampton on “Midnight Special” (1975)

Peter Frampton's performance on the television show “Burt Sugarman's Midnight Special,” circa 1975. [Update: we sure do love Peter Frampton around here.]

Everything you need to know about marijuana edibles

Xeni Jardin interviews cannabis expert Lisa Marks, a pseudonym that will be lifted when prohibition is lifted. The worst-case scenario is you have to watch a Pixar movie and take a nap.

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“Golden,” a beautiful GIF series by Gaks

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New works by “vector ninja” Gerrel Saunders, also known as Gaks: “Golden.”

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The animations, art, and short films of Nicholas Fong

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Flash-based animations and gorgeous, weird little GIF dreams by Nicholas Fong.

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This browser-based fluid dynamics simulator is blowing our minds

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Fire up the fanciest monitor you have, then test-drive this gorgeous fluid simulator by George Corney.

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Uber is huge in India. Here's why.

Example of a bro who drives for Uber, courtesy of Uber.


Example of a bro who drives for Uber, courtesy of Uber.

Within one year of launch, India became Uber’s largest foreign market. Why? Same reasons everyone else digs it: a frictionless service that delivers a pretty consistent experience. And in India, cabs have historically anything but frictionless or reliable. Some of the convenience may soon evaporate for users on the subcontinent, however. A long-running dispute with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) about Uber’s use of customers’ stored credit card details, triggered by complaints from taxi operators, has forced Uber to “set up a new system with local payments firm Paytm that allows users to load cash onto a virtual wallet that can then be used to make transactions.” [Skift/Quartz ]

“You complete me.”

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[via Gareth Branwyn, provenance unknown.]

Watch: Squirrel steals bread-encrusted GoPro, carries it up a tree, drops it

This is a pretty amazing video.

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Creator of “Choose Your Own Adventure” books that influenced games, online culture has died

R.A Montgomery, co-author of children’s book series “Choose Your Own Adventure,” died on Nov. 9 in Vermont. He was 78. Photo courtesy of Shannon Gilligan/Chooseco, LLC


R.A Montgomery, co-author of children’s book series “Choose Your Own Adventure,” died on Nov. 9 in Vermont. He was 78. Photo courtesy of Shannon Gilligan/Chooseco, LLC

Supercomputer_111108_gamebooksorg R.A. Montgomery, co-author and publisher of the long-running children’s book series “Choose Your Own Adventure,” which allowed generations of kids to choose from dozens of possible story endings, recently died at his home in Vermont.

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Stunning image mosaic captures Philae's bouncy landing on comet 67P


Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera captured Philae’s incredible journey as it approached, had its first touchdown, then bounced on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12th November 2014. Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

“An amazing mosaic of images from Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera over a half-hour period show Philae’s perilous journey as it approached, then bounced, after its first touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12th November 2014.”

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U.S. State Department email systems hacked

A U.S. national flag and its shadow on the Harry S. Truman Building at the Department of State are pictured in Washington, in this October 24, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files


A U.S. national flag and its shadow on the Harry S. Truman Building at the Department of State are pictured in Washington, in this October 24, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing/Files

Unclassified U.S. State Department email systems were cyberattacked in recent weeks, around the same time as White House systems were breached, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on Monday.

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Do your eyes have perfect pixel pitch? Here's a fun test to find out.

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Pixactly is “an online tool that tests how well you know your pixels.” Just draw a box that matches the dimensions provided. “Sounds easy, right? Pixactly.”

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Series of photos documenting a dog's rescue is pretty inspiring

Faith in humanity: restored.

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Caturday

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Winston's Raspberry.” Boing Boing reader Andrew Walsh shared this photo in our Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Supercell tornado in Nebraska: GIF

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“Supercell tornado at West Point Nebraska.” via Reddit.