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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.

Make tasty soft-serve ice cream at home with delicious dry ice

This neat video from ChefSteps shows an interesting frozen dessert experiment for geek chefs.

A simple technique for making amazing soft serve at home, no fancy gadgets required.

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Here's what you will need: some dry ice, and your trusty stand mixer. Never worked with dry ice? You can often buy some, cheaply, at your local supermarket or at a big box store like Walmart or Sam's Club. From there you just need to crush it up and slowly incorporate it into your ice cream base, and within moments you'll wind up with a soft, delightful treat you can transfer to a piping bag and squeeze into cones for your friends and family. Make sure to stock up on sprinkles—we have a feeling this is going to be a big soft-serve summer at your house.

More here. And visit ChefSteps.com for more videos, recipes, classes, and techniques.

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A robot, a dog, and a Pop Tart.

Good luck not laughing when you watch this one.

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Daddy daughter beatboxing

La Guardia Cross, a first-time dad, lays down some fat beats with his 7-month-old baby girl.

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Dog plays dead very effectively

Bang! Someone give that German Shepherd an Oscar, or at least a doggie treat.

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Raided Santa Ana pot shop sues police, says mayor solicits bribes from marijuana dispensaries

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A Southern California cannabis dispensary and its members have filed a federal lawsuit accusing Santa Ana police officers of excessive force during a raid last month.

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Space in ultra-high def: NASA releases 4K video from International Space Station

“The view of life in space is getting a major boost with the introduction of 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) video, providing an unprecedented look at what it's like to live and work aboard the International Space Station,” NASA says in the notes for this wonderful new ISS footage.

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“This important new capability will allow researchers to acquire high resolution/high frame rate video to provide new insight into the vast array of experiments taking place every day. It will also bestow the most breathtaking views of planet Earth and space station activities ever acquired for consumption by those still dreaming of making the trip to outer space.”

Here's the HD download link.

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CNN interview with author of discredited Sunday Times story on Snowden is painful to watch

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If you haven't seen it, you owe it to yourself to watch this video. It's CNN's George Howell interviewing Sunday Times buffoon Tom Harper about his now-discredited report that said the governments of Russia and China have decrypted files leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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FBI and DoJ investigating whether St. Louis Cardinals hacked networks of rival Houston Astros baseball team

 Players on the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, high-fiving one another in happier, more innocent times. [Reuters]


Players on the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, high-fiving one another in happier, more innocent times. [Reuters]

Prosecutors with the FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating whether officials for the St. Louis Cardinals hacked into the internal networks of a rival team, The Houston Astros, to steal valuable private data on players.

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White Supremacist wants to build Aryan enclave with Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign

Craig Cobb supporting the planned White Nationalist “Pioneer Little Europe”  communities on Facebook.


Craig Cobb supporting the planned White Nationalist “Pioneer Little Europe” communities on Facebook.

A man who describes himself as a white supremacist and last year abandoned plans to transform a North Dakota town into an Aryan enclave says he wants to pursue the plan again--this time with crowdfunding.

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Watch Minecraft become holographic in Microsoft Hololens E3 demo

Amazing gameplay footage: Minecraft through the Hololens. The VR demo from Microsoft executive Sax Persson today at the annual E3 games convention completely transforms the experience of Minecraft.

Microsoft acquired Minecraft Maker Mojang for $2.5 billion last year.

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From PopSci:

“This is a live demo, with real working code,” Persson said, before donning the HoloLens and projecting a Minecraft map onto a wall, and then a table onstage. Microsoft announced Minecraft would be a main attraction of the HoloLens earlier in the year, but this is the first working demo the company has shown to the public.

Viewers were able to see Persson’s augmented reality through a “special camera” outfitted to show the HoloLens display in real time, as he played the game on the wall with an Xbox controller.

Persson then walked over to the table, said, “create world,” and watched as the Minecraft world poured onto the table. This was met with perhaps the loudest applause of Microsoft’s presentation, as he continued to use voice commands and gestures to manipulate the world. The virtual projection constrained itself to the edges of the table well, and the camera was able to look inside of structures by moving through the virtual walls.

No HoloLens release date yet.

More at Boing Boing's OFFWORLD:
The only things you really need to know about Microsoft's E3 press event

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[Kotaku on YouTube]

Dog goes bonkers when food bin is opened, manages to contain herself adorably

“My dog gets super excited at the food bin being opened, yet she's very well disciplined.”

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft to do close fly-by of Saturn's moon Dione on June 16

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft will cruise very close to of Saturn's moon Dione on June 16, coming within 321 miles (516 kilometers) of the moon's surface if all goes as planned.

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SpaceX launches Hyperloop pod design competition geared for students and indie engineering teams

An initial diagram for the Hyperloop. [SpaceX]


An initial diagram for the Hyperloop. [SpaceX]

SpaceX is launching open competition “geared toward university students and independent engineering teams” to design and build pods for Hyperloop. And this should be fun: some of the Hyperloop prototype pods will race next year, on a subscale test track near the firm's Hawthorne, CA headquarters.

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Apple introduces new font: “San Francisco.” Shoulda been called “Francisco Sans.“

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Apple today made available its new San Francisco system font, offered for developers who are working on next-generation apps for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2.

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Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

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The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.

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Women Are Needed: WWII-era U.S. government poster art, 1943.

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1943 U.S. Employment Service propaganda poster.

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Short film: 'Discovery' (Valeris)

Director: Maxime Dardenne.

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