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Seven hours of road-trip lip-synching

White Rhino entertained his sister on a seven-hour road-trip with some damned fine lip-synching to tunes ranging from the Spice Girls to Enya to Daddy Yankee to Keyshia Cole.

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Fury Road badge-set


These 1.25" Fury Road badges are $11.36 for a set of 7 (also available as magnets!) (via Geeky Merch)

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Australian court hands copyright trolls their own asses

The studio behind "Dallas Buyers Club" will be able to demand that people caught downloading the movie without permission pay for the cost of a legit download, plus a small surcharge to cover the cost of getting their details through a court.

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Gallery: 13 images that helped define the look of the electronic age

In INSIDE THE MACHINE: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age [W. W. Norton & Company], cultural historian Megan Prelinger guides readers through the history of electronics.Read the rest

Smash the State: a 1971 Ladybird book


A image from the Boing Boing Flickr pool by Flamenco Sun.

Rightscorp teams up with lawyers to mass-sue people who ignore blackmail letters


The publicly traded company warned investors that its plan of sending "invoices" to people its sloppy piracy-bots fingered as pirates wasn't working out so well, so now they've found a law firm that'll file bullshit lawsuits against "repeat offenders."

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WITNESS. Madventure Time: GREATEST MASHUP EVER

Adventure Time meets Fury Road. CHROME. SHINY. WITNESS. (via Waxy)

War Boy bandanas


Matthew "Gianteye" Borgatti, creator of the Guy Fawkes bandana and dangly lockpick earrings, has done it again with the $20 War Boy Bandana: "YOU WILL RIDE INTO VALHALLA SHINY AND CHROME!"

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US lobbying for TPP to lock up clinical trial data


Copyright only extends to creative works, not facts, meaning that clinical trial data (and other data sources) are in the public domain as soon as they're published -- unless governments create special "sui generis" rights to scientific research data.

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Anti-piracy dolts gobble up content with "pixels" DMCA takedowns

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Several Vimeo members whose videos had "pixels" in the title are victims of the latest overly broad DMCA takedown request by Entura International, working on behalf of Sony's summer schlockbuster Pixels.

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Gorgeous nerdy textiles


Detroit's Cyberoptix make hundreds of beautiful, nerdy textiles: linen library due-date scarves (also available as silk ties); bandana print neckties; chemical warfare ties; civil defense med-kit scarves; notebook-paper silk pocket squares (also scarves) and felted wool neckties -- all made to order in a wide variety of colors!

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The Cure vs The Commodores mashup is just like heaven

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Listen to the beauty that is The Cure's "Just Like Heaven" combined with The Commodores' "Easy."

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Universal Music's anti-piracy ads reached new heights of crazypants gore


Saatchi & Saatchi Sao Paulo designed these grotesque ads for Universal Music, in which bloody gobbets of rock-n-roller are captioned with "Stop Destroying the Band You Like: Say No to Music Piracy."

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Come see me at Defcon!


I'm speaking at Defcon this weekend in Las Vegas: my talk, "Fighting Back in the War on General Purpose Computers," is tomorrow (Friday) at 11AM in track 3, followed immediately by a signing at the No Starch Press table in the Champagne Ballroom at the Paris hotel.

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UK govt wants your opinion on sending file-sharers to jail for 10 years


Jim from Open Rights Group writes, "Should file-sharers be threatened with up to 10 years in prison? The UK's Intellectual Property Office are consulting on this idea."

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David Byrne explains the streaming music ripoff

Artists are taking home pennies for millions of plays and no one -- not the labels, not the distributors, and not the streaming companies -- will disclose the way that streaming music royalties are calculated.

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Trophy hunting is "hunting" the way that Big Thunder Mountain is a "train ride"


You may already know that killing a lion is the most cowardly thing you can do, but The Searcher's essay on lion hunting, with accompanying illustration, makes the point with admirable force and eloquence.

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