Dog thinks it's an ambulance

Yamato Suzuki's adorable dog is yelping such a perfect imitation of the sound made by a passing ambulance. Read the rest

Watch: How "oldschool" computer graphics worked back in the eighties

In part one of a series, the limitations of color on eighties-era computers and early game consoles like NES and Commodore 64.

Dismaland: Banksy's (?) swipe at Disneyland

Hugh writes, "The whisper is that Banksy is involved in the staging of some sort of pop-up show/exhibition/thing called Dismaland -- apparently a swipe at Disneyland. Read the rest

Giant dump of data purports to be from Ashleymadison.com

The dating site for people wanting to cheat on their spouses was breached last month. Read the rest

Iran arms deal prosecution falls apart because of warrantless laptop search

The case against Jae Shik Kim -- a South Korean exec caught selling weapons components to Iran -- has collapsed because the prosecutors abused the rule allowing them to search laptop hard-drives without a warrant when someone is at a "border crossing" (in this case, LAX). Read the rest

The (real) hard problem of AI

It's not making software that can solve our problems: it's figuring out how to pose those problems so that the software doesn't bite us in the ass. Read the rest

Mad Max: Fury Road GoKart Paintball War, in 4K

We say yes to this. We would ride it all the way to Valhalla. Read the rest

Navajo Nation bears burden of recent Animas mining spill disaster in Colorado

The Environmental Protection Agency was investigating an old mine near Silverton, Colo., earlier this month, when it accidentally released 3 million gallons of toxic waste water into the Animas River.

New Google robot named Atlas is obviously drunk

Atlas the robot recently walked in the woods for the first time. From the looks of that bot-wobble, it looks like he packed his forest flask.

Airport security confiscates three year old's fart gun

The eagle-eyed aviation security humans at Dublin Airport prevented a desperate toddler from boarding a flight while in possession of a Despicable Me Fart Blaster: "We don’t make the rules but we apply the rules consistently." (via Lowering the Bar) Read the rest

Kickstarting a middle-grades SF anthology

Corie writes, "We have a project Happy Mutants may be interested in -- an anthology of science fiction stories for middle grade readers, with a focus on diversity and representation. We have 22 great stories from a wide range of authors, from Hugo and Nebula winner Nancy Kress, to relative newcomers in the field." Read the rest

Jaime Hernandez draws Archie

The legendary Love and Rockets cartoonist turns his gaze to Riverdale.

Convert your face into emoji

Like most people, I enjoy using emoji. But until today, I could not actually be emoji. All that has changed.

Scientists remote control a mouse with a wireless LED brain implant

Stanford scientists made mice walk in circles via remote control of a wireless LED implanted in the rodents' brains. Switching the LED on and off controls neurons that have been previously genetically engineered to be light-sensitive. Read the rest

Maryland Batman struck and killed performing roadside Batmobile repair

Leonard Robinson, a Maryland man known for paying visits to hospitalized kids while dressed as the iconic superhero Batman, was killed last Sunday night in a traffic accident. Robinson's Batmobile was not fully out of the line of traffic, and was struck by a passing car as he checked the engine.

More from the Baltimore Sun:

Robinson's custom black car — his version of the Batmobile — had broken down on eastbound Interstate 70 near Big Pool in Washington County about 10:30 p.m., state police said. Robinson was standing in the fast lane and checking the engine when he and his vehicle were struck by a Toyota Camry.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the Camry was not injured and has not been charged.

Robinson, who has three sons, spent much of his time in the Batman character, spending his money traveling to cheer up sick children or promote charitable causes.

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Good deal on Titanium quasi-spork

The Light My Fire spork isn't technically a spork, but rather a handle with a fork on one end and a spoon on the other. It's regularly priced at $(removed), but Amazon is selling it for $(removed) + $(removed) shipping. Read the rest

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: the complete series

I never get tired of watching this brilliant 1990s take on the Wild Wild West, starring the always fantastic Bruce Campbell. Read the rest

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