I applaud this restaurant's efforts to teach rat-lickers that businesses have a right to refuse them service, but I suspect most no-makers are either willfully ignorant or just not smart enough to understand.
I'm typically pretty skeptical of insurance as an industry, though I begrudgingly understand that it does have its purpose. But I found this Wired article on pandemic insurance to be utterly fascinating. Focusing on the work of Nathan Wolfe, who began his career as a virologist before shifting to ways of using data to offset… READ THE REST
Allen Pan decided to make a gun that would shoot a mask onto a maskless face. Unless it gets declared a Second Amendment matter, it may be a while until this medical weaponry gets regulatory approval. Because the Venn diagram of West Coast anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers has a high overlap, he took his invention to… READ THE REST
People who launched mini-empires of Airbnb rental properties are experiencing extreme financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, reports The Wall Street Journal. These are people who bought or leased residential property with the sole intention to list them on Airbnb. In March alone Airbnb lost $1.5 billion in canceled bookings. From The… READ THE REST
With most of the world more conscious than ever about their carbon footprint and the sustainability of the actions they take, it begs an important question — can air travel ever be green? Unfortunately, giant planes provide a giant amount of carbon emissions. In fact, one flight from New York City to Amsterdam produces emissions… READ THE REST
If you're catching the feeling of good cheer and holiday merriment in the air, that's probably because we're smack in the middle of The Boing Boing Store's Three-Day VIP Annual Sale. One of the biggest discount shopping sprints of the year, you can save serious cash on huge collections of the best items we bring… READ THE REST
When we pick up our phones to shoot a video, most of us aren't looking to craft "The Godfather." We just want something that looks reasonably decent that won't be an embarrassment when it gets posted to YouTube or social media. But while not every video needs to reach Spielbergian levels of production, you might… READ THE REST