A Wisconsin woman who lived in a mobile home with 300 rats will be evicted, and her home and the rats will be destroyed. Wausau Daily Herald: "The problem began when Flatoff, 58, began buying domesticated rats at pet stores and bringing them home, according to health officials. Over time, the rats running loose bred with wild rats and their offspring overran the property."
Collapse OS is an operating system that no-one should ever have to use. It's designed to be useful after worldwide catastrophe destroys human civilization: able to run on junk and easy to work with, assuming a modicum of computer science skill and a copy of the classics. Winter is coming and Collapse OS aims to… READ THE REST
Apple's hardware engineering chief, Dan Riccio, is planning to step down to oversee a new project, the company announced Monday, providing no further details on the longtime executive's latest role. Could this be related to the iPhone maker's foray into self-driving car technology? Your guess in the Boing Boing BBS. From Reuters: Riccio will report… READ THE REST
Here's a fun quiz that finds a delightful semiotic contact point in the late 20th century, the golden age of serial killers and computer scientists. "Can you tell a coder from a cannibal?" I confess that I mistook Dorothea Puente (~15 dead) for Grace Hopper (theorist of high-level programming languages). READ THE REST
Exploding like a supernova in our news feeds, the GameStop stock controversy has spawned hot takes from virtually every corner of the world and shows little sign of slowing down yet. And while everybody's got an opinion about GameStop, Reddit traders, hedge funds, the SEC and essentially any element of what led to this Wall… READ THE REST
If you'd never gone to school, how smart would you be? Oh sure, you'd have picked up some tricks here and there on the street, but it's safe to say you'd be a whole lot less prepared for dealing with the world if you hadn't had some vigorous schooling in your youth. So why do… READ THE REST
You aren't Joe Rogan. You didn't do standup, host Fear Factor, or fend off attacks from Conor McGregor. You aren't the driving force behind the web's most popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, with downloads of about 190 million a month and a paycheck to tune of as much of $75,000 per episode. But…if you… READ THE REST