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.

"Hive" (middle class colony collapse)


Jud Turner writes, "'Hive (middle class colony collapse)' is the latest in my series of sculptures depicting hallucinatory factory scenes, and ponders the loss of bees and an ever-shrinking middle class, both likely results of modern industrial methods and monopoly capitalism."

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Spooky lips


Just one of the many outstanding creations of Eva SenĂ­n Pernas, a talented make-up artist. (via Seanan McGuire)

LEGO jewelry

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Artist emiko oye has been making Lego jewelry since 2006.

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B0gxcCJCAAANTJL 'the internship is going well,' quips Michael J Hudson.

Stunning photos of San Francisco from the mid-20th century

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In the 1940s and 1950s, photographer Fred Lyon, now 89, magnificently captured the enticing noir decadence of San Francisco's Barbary Coast and the majesty of the rest of the city.

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Accessible, CC-licensed academic site comes to the US

Michael says, "'The Conversation' has been in Australia for a couple of years: writing by academics, for a lay audience, which aims to be readable and relevant. Their slogan is 'academic rigor, journalistic flair', and they've done pretty well at that so far."

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Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah Bat-VAN!


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Inside Secure threatens security researcher who demonstrated product flaws

Martin Holst Swende maintains a free/open tool for testing software that uses the (notoriously flawed) Iclass Software, which is used by Inside Secure for its RFID-based access systems.

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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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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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Downton Abbey costume

Rob Cockerham says: "I finished my halloween costume, it is Downton Abbey. The abbey itself."

Mercilessly pricking the bubbles of AI, Big Data, machine learning


Michael I Jordan is an extremely accomplished computer scientist who is also deeply skeptical of claims made by Big Data advocates as well as people who believe that machine intelligence, AI and machine vision are solved, or nearly so.

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Bryan Cranston responds to petition against Breaking Bad toys

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A mother in Fort Myers, Florida is leading a petition against Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad action figures, to which Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston responded perfectly:

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NYT ad for Dracula's Broadway premiere, 1931, starring Bela Lugosi

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In the New York Times' Time Machine. So cool.