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Boing Boing · 6h ago

Ivanka Trump to take official position as "Assistant to the President"

Ivanka Trump, daughter of president Donald Trump, is to take an official, unpaid job as hi...
Boing Boing · 11h ago

Anarchist bitcoin hacker flies to Syria to join a 4-million person anarchist collective the size of Massachusetts

Amir Taaki is a well-known anarchist bitcoin hacker whose project, Dark Wallet, is meant ...
Boing Boing · 16h ago

On "Eastern European Women"

“A Serb makes a good wife: she can pull the cart out of mud.” That old Serbian proverb, ...
Boing Boing · 16h ago

How East Germany's Stasi tried to drive activists insane, and how they resisted

East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, were the most aggressive surveillance force of their day -- at the Stasi's peak, one in 60 East Germans was snitching for the agency. (more…)
Boing Boing · 16h ago

The Army is using quack "battlefield acupuncture" based on junk science

The exciting field of "battlefield acupuncture" involves training soldiers and medics to perform what amounts to a "theatrical placebo" involving jamming glorified thumbtacks into fellow so...
Boing Boing · 16h ago

Famous Monsters of Filmland's 1965 guide to home monster makeup

The Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up Handbook is a 1965 classic: Famous Monsters of Filmland founder Forrest Ackerman tapped movie makeup legend Dick Smith to create guides for turning yourself into any of three Martians, two kinds of werewolf, a "wei...
Boing Boing · 16h ago

A rare class-action victory over Wells Fargo's fake accounts proves binding arbitration sucks

Wells Fargo got caught ripping off millions of customers by setting up fake accounts in t...
Boing Boing · 17h ago

Tokyo travel tips, day 2: busy Takeshita street and quiet alleys of Harajuku

Carla and I took a one-week trip to Tokyo. It was my sixth visit to Japan's capital, and i...
Boing Boing · 17h ago

Man found in snake

Police in Sulawesi, Indonesia, say that a man who vanished while out harvesting palm oil w...
Boing Boing · 17h ago

Award-winning robot rappers perform "Robot's Delight"

These Japanese robots' performance of "Robot's Delight" -- an extended, braggadocios riff on the state of AI learning-through-imitation research, with break-dancing -- won Best Video at t...