On Motherboard, Brian Merchant's (previously) new science fiction story The Convoy poses an eerily plausible future for political deepfake hoaxing — with James O'Keefe-alikes running the show — that skillfully weaves in elements of the Innocence of Muslims hoax with the current state-of-the-art in high-tech fakery.
Seeing this 1949 Wilton 9400 vise go from trash to treasure is a wonderful thing. Chicago-based Wilton has a cult following among makers, who swear their vises are flawless in form and function. One reason is their sturdy swivel base option. There are lots of great videos of people finding one at a garage sale… READ THE REST
Yes, John Lithgow has authored and illustrated a book. Actually, Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age ($23) is his second volume of satirical poems aimed at Trump. The first being Dumpty, which was released last October. At a recent talk for NYC cultural center 92nd Street Y, Lithgow shared that "his… READ THE REST
William Perry Pendley is currently the head of the US Bureau of Land Management. Well, maybe. After being nominated to temporarily serve as BLM director in 2019, President Trump formally placed him in that official position in July 2020 — even though the Senate had not approved it, and even though the Senate probably wouldn't… READ THE REST
With virtually everyone watching their expenses right now, it's no surprise that our car insurance policies and those dreaded monthly rates are facing closer scrutiny than ever. With car insurance costs up twice the rate of inflation over the past decade, more than half of all drivers now say they're looking to either reduce coverage,… READ THE REST
If you read through text composed by inferior writers, rife with spelling errors, grammar problems, fractured syntax and haphazard punctuation and you aren't appalled, then you might be the target audience for the services that WhiteSmoke provide. Rather than let writers continue scribbling out copy packed with linguistic landmines, the WhiteSmoke Grammar Checker is like… READ THE REST
Scientists have found there's a danger just as impactful on your health as killers that everyone talks about like obesity or smoking. This one, though, is a lot more subtle. Researchers say that the threat posed by sitting for eight hours a day with little physical activity is just as harmful as some of the… READ THE REST