"All in a Row," a lovely night shot by Diablo_119 of Tacoma, WA, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.
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"The inquiry includes 2,600 convictions and 45 death-row cases from the 1980s and 1990s."
"Apple will fire about 200 workers at Beats Electronics LLC following its $3 billion acquisition of the headphone and music company," reports Bloomberg, citing an anonymous source. "The jobs to be cut are in human resources, finance and other roles where there’s overlap between the two companies." Read the rest
From the ACLU of Northern California: "The San Jose City Council has approved a police request to acquire a drone – without public debate – illustrating the surreptitious way in which local law enforcement agencies have obtained sophisticated surveillance technology since 9/11." Read the rest
A White House staff member 'accidentally emailed' non-classified talking points about a classified torture report to an Associated Press reporter. Read the rest
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"Make every day a humpday," reads the logo on Desert Farms camel's milk bottles. Read the rest
The US Army has developed a "pocket-sized aerial surveillance device" for combat troops operating in "challenging ground environments." Read the rest
Bülent Arinç, deputy prime minister of Turkey, told a good joke on Monday. Read the rest
On the latest episode of the Ask Cool Tools Show, Kevin Kelly and I interviewed Lloyd Kahn, editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications. He shared with us many useful tips, ranging from how to get the most out of your camera lenses, to alternative activities for the senior surfer. Read the rest
The open source software group Open Whisper Systems has announced the release of Signal, "the first iOS app designed to enable easy, strongly encrypted voice calls for free." Read the rest
A dark, gothic fantasy series by Justyna Neryng, a photographer from Poland.
"The DeMoula's / Market Basket situation is heating up further," says Boing Boing reader MikeTheBard. Here's a roundup of links to get you up to speed.
A classic clip from TBN, the Christian TV network that brought you Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.
Today, we celebrate Arnold Schwarzenegger's 67th birthday with our own Rob Beschizza's classic "Infinite Schwarzenegger 'Gear Up' Scene." Read the rest
According to Pitchfork, people in the US bought 6.1 million vinyl records last year, a resurgence for sure but still just 2 percent of album sales overall, and there aren't enough vinyl presses to meet demand as it is. Read the rest
Read Paul Ford's amazing article about the bland semiotics of suburban American life--and of its dreams of microcelebrity--as seen behind the looming heads of youtube stars. Read the rest