Dead Startup Toys is selection of classic crap gadgets recreated in nonfunctional funsize form. There are adorable Juiceros and Jibos, internet-of-things drink coolers, the well-meaning but hell-bent One Laptop Per Child, and of course the greatest of them all, the Theranos blood assay Minilab that raised nearly a billion dollars and was for all intents and purposes a fraud. All, sadly, are already sold out so Christmas is looking bleak at Casa Del Beschizza.
The JPG image format debuted in 1992. What happens if you tasked an everyday computer of that era to show one? To quote Carl Sagan, "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." Jump to 19:45 in the video if it doesn't start there. I found this… READ THE REST
The classic UK political sit-comYes, Prime Minister contains an amazing joke, famously defining the nation by newspapers readerships. HACKER: Don't tell me about the press. I know exactly who reads the papers. The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country. The Guardian is read by people who think they ought… READ THE REST
Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam spent decades in prison after being found guilty of the assassination of Malcolm X on February 21, 1965 in Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom. It's expected that tomorrow their convictions will be tossed. Aziz was released from prison in 1985 and is now 83 years old. Islam, who got out two… READ THE REST
Though you've probably missed your window of opportunity to take advantage of ample at-home time (well, unless these morons have anything to say about it), your home should still be a beacon of peace. That said, it's currently decorated more like a hopeless abyss of old puzzles looking to be finished and scenes from a… READ THE REST
Run out of things to do with the family? Because you all went through your activity book during quarantine, you're probably doing literally anything to kill time these days (especially since COVID restrictions are still being upheld by the world's finest and brightest). No sweat, we've got a new hobby for you and the whole… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Set yourself up for the new year by treating yourself to learning. When you learn a new language, you can go see the world and interact with new cultures. It also… READ THE REST