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  • newWelcome To Kushnerville
    Tenants in more than a dozen Baltimore-area rental complexes complain about a property owner who they say leaves their homes in disrepair, humiliates late-paying renters and often sues them when they try to move out. Few of them know that it's the pr…
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  • newVeteran Game Developers Reveal Their Childhood Creations
    These are the stories of how more than a dozen game developers got their start in the business — of not their first step in professional game making but rather of the childhood passion or hobby that drew their interest years before they reached leg…
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  • newGet Ready For The Next Big Privacy Backlash Against Facebook
    Data mining is such a prosaic part of our online lives that it’s hard to sustain consumer interest in it, much less outrage. But the recent revelation that Facebook allowed targeting to "insecure" teens might start to change the equation.
    - 20 mins ago 23 May 17, 1:18pm -
  • newTrump’s Budget Proposal Targets Social Programs, Boosts Military Spending
    President Trump on Tuesday will propose cutting federal spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years, a historic budget contraction that would severely ratchet back spending across dozens of programs and could completely reshape government assistance to…
    - 50 mins ago 23 May 17, 12:48pm -
  • newThe Mayor Of New Orleans' Remarkable Speech About The Removal Of Confederate Statues Is Worth Reading
    "[A] friend asked me to consider these four monuments from the perspective of an African American mother or father trying to explain to their fifth grade daughter who Robert E. Lee is and why he stands atop of our beautiful city. Can you do it? Can…
    - 1 hour ago 23 May 17, 12:20pm -
  • newPower Poses Are Nonsense
    Research shows that, while people feel more in control after a "power pose," there are no significant changes in their overall behavior.
    - 1 hour ago 23 May 17, 12:13pm -
  • newChina's Epic Race To Avoid A Food Crisis
    China’s 1.4 billion people are building up an appetite that is changing the way the world grows and sells food.
    - 1 hour ago 23 May 17, 12:13pm -
  • newA Cartoonishly Brutal Boxing TKO
    The way Porky Medina's head snaps back and forth before he goes down is just... ouch.
    - 1 hour ago 23 May 17, 12:13pm -
  • newA Jobless Utopia?
    The rural Spanish town of La Zarzuela gives us a glimpse into the challenges we will face in a workless future.
    - 1 hour ago 23 May 17, 12:13pm -
  • newAn Internal Google Email Shows How The Company Cracks Down On Leaks
    A lawsuit concerning a firing over leaks at Google has unearthed an email about leaking.
    - 1 hour ago 23 May 17, 12:13pm -

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  • newInexpensive keyboard has two settings: “OFF” and “NO”
    The mechanical Royal Kludge keyboard (Update: in stock here) seems to do well with Amazon reviewers, but there are no guarantees you'll receive one with the coveted OFF/NO switch.
    - 20 mins ago 23 May 17, 1:18pm -
  • newDon't call Microsoft's upgraded tablet PC the Surface Pro 5
    Microsoft announced Tuesday a long-awaited upgrade to its Surface Pro series of high-end tablet PCs, dropping the number from the name and adding Kaby Lake processors, more minutes on a charge and a few dollars to the price tag.Here's Mark Hachman,…
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  • newTicket checker on the Minneapolis metro thinks he's an immigration cop
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2s-R4v8wiYA transit officer in Minneapolis, whose main job is to ask "Tickets, please!", was filmed May 14 wanting "Papers, please!". The video posted on Facebook on May 20 has over 1 million views. In the cli…
    - 43 mins ago 23 May 17, 12:55pm -
  • newBlomkamp to make experimental film series
    Filmmaker Neill Blompkamp (of District 9 and Chappie fame) is producing a series of experimental short movies to be released on Steam and YouTube.He'd teased the idea in a tweet posted in April, and the response was good enough to get the green l…
    - 56 mins ago 23 May 17, 12:42pm -
  • newSome curators do artifacts, these ones do geeky memorabilia
    Loot Crate is a subscription service that delivers a box of curated pop culture goods to your doorstep. To sample their geeky wares, you can order a single mystery box exclusively from the Boing Boing Store.Each month Loot Crate sends you 6-7 unique…
    - 1 hour ago 23 May 17, 12:22pm -
  • newA healthy DIY unicorn smoothie
    Though this brightly colored smoothie looks like the infamous Starbucks treat, it surprisingly contains no artificial ingredients.
    - 1 hour ago 23 May 17, 12:21pm -
  • newThe coded gaze: biased and understudied facial recognition technology
    Rod McCullom at Undark has a terrific overview of the perpetual "virtual lineup," where half of all American adults "are enrolled in unregulated facial recognition networks used by state and local law enforcement agencies." (more…)
    - 1 hour ago 23 May 17, 12:21pm -
  • newWorld's tallest spokeless Ferris wheel opens
    A 145-meter spokeless Ferris wheel just opened in Weifang, China. Built on a bridge spanning the Bailaing River, it's about ten meters taller than the London Eye, a spoked Ferris wheel. (more…)
    - 1 hour ago 23 May 17, 12:21pm -
  • newA colorful primer on history’s deadliest colors
    TED-Ed offers a brief guide to history’s deadliest colors, from lead white in Ancient Greece to “Paris Green” in the 18th century.
    - 2 hours ago 23 May 17, 12:00pm -
  • newRare “Cyclops goat” born in Assam, India
    Though animals born with one eye rarely survive into adulthood, so far this young goat is doing better than expected.
    - 2 hours ago 23 May 17, 12:00pm -

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