From bandannas to jock straps, people are coming up with all kinds of clever ways to make homemade face masks. Hell knows, they have the time. And so here's another really simple mask project that uses any scrap of fabric you have lying around. No jock strap required.
Mashable has a great new piece — in video, and in text — about the intersections between COVID-19 restrictions and surveillance-style privacy invasions. The reporting by Tulika Bose and Jack Morse is smart and nuanced enough that it doesn't veer into anti-masker conspiracy theories, and rather, takes a rational skeptic's approach to the potential abuses… READ THE REST
The good news for folks in Birmingham, England, is that the government is handing out coronavirus tests door-to-door. The bad news is the swabs are suspiciously moist. Volunteers and RAF personnel distributed kits to households in those areas on Tuesday. Ms Dunne said she had been told to complete the test within 15 minutes and… READ THE REST
Back in 2014, I went to see folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner in concert. I've seen him many times before and since then, and he always curates interesting opening acts. But at this particular performance, one of those groups was Koo Koo Kanga Roo, a "kids band for grown-ups" comprised of two goofy white dudes rapping… READ THE REST
Unless you're an essential worker, there's a good chance your work from home, stay at home lifestyle will be continuing, at least through the winter months. That's more than a little depressing, but it doesn't have to mean you've just given up. Instead of just surfing the web or watching TV, maybe you can even… READ THE REST
Shopify got started by a trio of Canadians back in 2004 when they got frustrated trying to sell snowboarding equipment online. More than 15 years later, Shopify is one of the biggest names in e-commerce, the engine behind nearly 1 million different digital storefronts that have generated nearly $1 billion in sales worldwide. Shopify's power… READ THE REST
Back in the early 1800's, Russian physicist Emil Lenz noted an interesting phenomenon. When he dropped a magnet through a pipe, the magnet's magnetic field created counter-rotating currents in the copper or aluminum pipe. To the naked eye, that dropped magnetic ball falls a whole lot slower when it's inside the pipe than outside. It… READ THE REST