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Save 65% On The Limited-Edition 'Code Black' HD-Camera Drone

The Code Black is our top-selling drone of all time—and for good reason. This powerful, palm-size drone is not only insanely fun to fly, but can capture some serious video footage from up above. With a flight time of about 10 minutes and an ultra-smooth ride, it’s a great introductory drone for anyone looking to dominate the sky. This exclusive offer can’t be found anywhere else on the web, so be sure to snag this great price before it flies away!

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That Flintstone House in the San Francisco Bay Area is up for sale

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If you've ever driven along Highway 280 in the San Francisco Bay Area, you've probably seen this home.

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The Kentucky clerk who is denying same-sex couples marriage licenses has been married 4 times

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who is denying same-sex couples marriage licenses in defiance of the US Supreme Court has been married four times. According to U.S. News and World Report, Davis "gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second. Davis worked at the clerk's office at the time of each divorce and has since remarried."

“To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience,” she said, reports the New York Times. “I have no animosity toward anyone and harbor no ill will. To me this has never been a gay or lesbian issue. It is about marriage and God’s word.”

Davis doesn't have a problem ignoring God's word when it comes to her personal and professional life, though. Jake Flanagin of QZ cites a few Bible passages that Davis seems to think do not apply to her:

“A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives.” – Corinthians 7:39

“I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress, and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.” – Matthew 5:31-32

“You shall not commit adultery." – Exodus 20:14

“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.” – Romans 13

Japan pulls Olympics logo under accusations of design plagiarism

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A travel pillow that might actually work

I have a hard time sleeping on a plane. As soon as I nod off, my head drops and I startle myself awake. I've tried those horseshoe pillows but they don't work very well for me. The JetComfy is a travel pillow that looks like it might allow me to sleep comfortably on a plane. It's cushion on a pole that clamps to the arm rest. You rest your head on it and fall into a deep slumber. I hope that's what happens, at least. It also contains a USB battery to charge your devices and a compartment that holds a combination pen/stylus/light. Pre-sale cost is $65 on Kickstarter.

Refrigerated clothing for people who want to lose weight

When your body gets cold, your metabolism cranks up. You burn more calories. Thin Ice is making vests, shirts, and insoles containing battery-powered Peltier plates, which become cold when current passes through them. You can control the cooling system with a phone app. The manufacturer estimates that you can burn between 500 and 1000 calories a day wearing the clothing.

The flaw with Thin Ice is that being cold makes you hungry. Your brain will demand food to replace the calories you are burning. Diets don't work if you are hungry all the time. Rob mentioned earlier today that a low carb diet has helped him lose weight. I've been on a low carb diet for almost five years and my weight has stayed down, and I rarely get ravenously hungry.

RIP Dean Jones, 1931-2015

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Dean Jones, the iconic superstar of so many early Disney films, has passed away. The Chicago Tribune shares a wonderful remembrance.

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The MacBook Air Giveaway

It’s thin, light, powerful, packs a battery that lasts 12 hours straight, and makes your current machine look like a computing dinosaur. Now you can get a brand new, shiny Macbook Air for exactly zero dollars—now that’s a deal.

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Bicycle 130th Anniversary Playing Cards

Jason and I are both fans of Bicycle playing cards, manufactured by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC). I have been handling USPCC cards for an hour a day or longer for the last couple of years (while on the phone, watching TV, hanging out with friends) and I have become a card snob.

Playing cards made by USPCC use three layers of paper: two outer layers of thin paper, and a thicker stiff piece of card sandwiched in the middle. The result is a strong, springy card that feels good and has a nice snap to it. A lot of cards made by other manufacturers use just two layers or even one layer of low quality paper. They crease easily and wear down quickly and are unpleasant to use for games or magic tricks.

The Bicycle 130th Anniversary Playing Cards ($4 on Amazon) are made with the same 3-ply process used in all of USPCC's cards. They have the "Wheel No. 1" card back design from 1887. One interesting thing to note about this design is the three-winged symbol in the center. This makes the card asymmetrical, which is a desirable feature for card cheats and magicians. For instance, you can turn all the Aces in the deck around with one of the wings pointing straight down, and have all the other cards with two wings pointing down, making it possible to identify the Aces by spreading the deck face down. (In 1907 the three-winged symbol was replaced by a symmetrical 4-winged symbol.) Most non-magicians will not notice the asymmetry, and you can have a lot of fun with these decks. Here's a trick called Mephistopheles' Own, from Charles Jordan's Best Card Tricks.

Doxie Go Wi-Fi Scanner

Tired of wasting space on piles of paperwork, old photos, and mementos? Doxie Go Wi-Fi makes it super easy to digitize all your paper, and create organized, easy-to-navigate catalogues. This specific model even features built-in Wi-Fi so you can get your scanning out of the way without a computer on hand. It’s small, it’s portable, it’s fast—it’s a welcome change of pace from the tedious flatbed scanners you’re used to.

LifeHacker’s Reader’s Choice

  • Scan 300 pages per charge w/ the rechargeable battery
  • Store up to 450 documents w/ no computer required (more w/ SD card)
  • Scan a variety of page sizes – from business card up to legal sizes
  • Speed through scanning tasks at 8 seconds per page
  • Utilize the auto adjust function for smart cropping, contrast boosting & more
  • Download the free app to organize, save & send scans to the cloud
  • Use anywhere; features built-in Wi-Fi
  • Access your scans w/ a compatible API

Weekend of Wonder: Dinner in a taco shop's folk art garden, made from scrap junk

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Our upcoming Weekend of Wonder will include a wide array of fun experiences with artists, makers, and magicians, but it will also include some really great Southern California food. During the 3-day “extravaganza,” meals are a place where we'll be able to relax and get to know one another. One night, we'll be having dinner in Tio's Tacos amazing folk art garden. This place is really special, and very Boing Boing.

Martin Sanchez' great Mexican restaurant is just a few steps down the road from the Mission-revival masterpiece that is the Mission Inn, where WoW takes place. In the garden behind Tio's Tacos, Sanchez has created a phenomenal folk art installation. He works with found objects and rescued junk of all shapes and sizes, and with that scrap material he has created a Gaudi-esque fantasy land that delights the eye. Everywhere you look there is something oddly amazing. It all magically fits together.

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Mosaics, toy cars, real cars, religious detritus, Barbie doll heads and every sort of odd and end come together to create a fantastic landscape. We'll be leaving one palace of fine art for another, very different one. Tio's Tacos is a perfect place for Happy Mutants to have dinner!

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There are many more fantastic images on Tio's Tacos website.

We couldn't be more excited about the Weekend of Wonder, which will be packed with incredible presentations, workshops and group activities! For three days Happy Mutants are taking over a fantastic resort we have already visited and fallen in love with. You will too. So come play with us.

Register here to join us at Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder.

Weekend of Wonder: Attendees will get a signed, limited-edition Coop print!

Our Weekend of Wonder extravaganza in Riverside, CA is a just couple of weeks away! Attendees are going to be treated to all kinds of cool stuff, one of which is a signed, limited-edition print by the artist Coop.

Coop's art will be printed on panels of wood at Prints on Wood, where we will all get to see this unique printing process first hand when we have dinner there. Coop will be with us, signing prints as they come off the press.

We'd love to have you join us for Weekend of Wonder. Here's how to register.

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These are live courses from September 7th to 30th 2015!

US Army helicopter mistakenly releases dummy missile in upstate NY

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The US Army graciously requests your assistance in locating their lost missile.

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Selfie drones are a huge problem in the ancient ruins of Provence, and the New York Times is ON IT

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Never change, New York Times.

Gerber Shard - nifty $5 keychain tool

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This little blade-less multitool called the Shard is TSA safe (depending on the mood of the TSA behavior detection officer who is inspecting your baggage and scanning your brainwaves). It's got a pry bar (for opening paint cans and the like), a wire stripper, two flat blade screwdrivers, and one Phillips head screwdriver. And it's only $5, so if the TSA behavior detection officer determines you plan to use it to pry open the airplane window, crawl out, and unscrew the engines from the wing while the plane is aloft, he can take it from you without much damage to your net worth.

Save Over 75% On This Car Plug-In Air Purifier

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Leave your car smelling fresh and clean with this Car Plug-In Air Purifier. Its built-in ionizer will boost your vehicle’s air quality, zapping foul odors and filtering out irritating allergens like dust and pollen. With this purifier eliminating unhealthy pollutants, you’ll breathe much easier while cruising down the highway.

  • Quickly improves air quality w/ the built in ionizer
  • Removes odors left behind by pets, sweat, food, exhaust, etc.
  • Scrubs allergens from the air, like dust, dander, bacteria, pollen, etc.
  • Eliminates cigarette & cigar smoke within seconds
  • Plugs into your car’s outlet
  • Produces no fragrances while cleaning the air