Michael from Muckrock says, "After months of legal wrangling, MuckRock has finally received the complete list of military gear given to local police departments under the Pentagon's 1033 program, including bomb disposal robots, infrared gun sights, small aircraft and rocket launchers." Read the rest
Helps ensure that you get precisely three squares per portion, by means of a GIANT CLEAVER ON A MOTORIZED ARM. (via Metafilter) Read the rest
The company that says that the gubmint should stay out of its business and let it destroy Net Neutrality also says the government should clobber Kansas towns with no broadband who have the audacity to run their own networks. Read the rest
My friend and Cool Tools partner Kevin Kelly went into Adam Savage's man cave to talk about some of the 1,500 tools reviewed in his Cool Tools Catalog. Read the rest
This table is being held up by the weight of the buckets that are resting on it! Read the rest
The Hall Pass is a stainless steel, credit-card-sized pick designed to be slid between the door and the jamb (saving you from cracking your credit cards); the EOD is an extensive speed-pick set that is nevertheless optimized for portability and compactness. Read the rest
"Change, the album" is a fantastic, previously unpublished, collection of soul touching jazz and storytelling by the legendary Fred Kaz.
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Yet another case of a white police officer who felt threatened by an unarmed black person and used lethal force when none was needed.
“A display of fried chicken, a melon and a 40-ounce beer bottle had been placed in the street.”
Warning: disturbing content.
The Paris-based artist's work reminds me of an updated Peter Max.
An article from the BBC clarifies the popular notion about lemmings.
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On the back of the animated classic Bambi, Disney undertook a series of ground-breaking, feature-length nature documentaries known as The True-Life Adventures. In one of these, White Wilderness, he dramatized the lemming mass suicide. ... In an infamous sequence, the lemmings reach the edge of a precipitous cliff, and the voiceover tells us that "this is the last chance to turn back, yet over they go, casting themselves bodily out into space." It certainly looks like suicide. "Only they didn't march to the sea," says Stenseth. "They were tipped into it from the truck."
Woosung An demonstrates an excellent technique for adding a layer of rubber protection to your phone in seconds, by deflating a balloon around it. Read the rest
The app's developers promise iOS and Android handset owners the ability to send messages and share status info like location or weather with “just a couple taps.”
This is the single most amazing Christmas tree idea I have even seen. It had to be done and Wolfen Moondaughter was the one to do it. See more on her Flickr page.
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Glenn Fleishman reports that a goat dairy farmer was not expecting to receive a mysterious green cylinder.
Results of a federal review of policing in Cleveland, Ohio were released today, and they underscore what many residents of that city undoubtedly know first-hand: the use of unreasonable force by police officers there is part of pattern of behavior that is in some cases endorsed by supervisors. Read the rest