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Forevernote puts your life stories in print forever and it may be the greatest family gift you can give

Every family is chock full of stories. Stories of history, stories of memory, stories of accomplishment and stories of love. From a grandparent’s tales of life decades ago to a couple’s first meeting to amazing life experiences and moments that you wish could be preserved for future generations. Unfortunately, we all don’t have the literary talents of a Maya Angelou or a Doris Kearns Goodwin or other great biographers to truly do those stories justice in print. That’s ok...because now, Foreverno...
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Understanding the neuroscience of pleasure

Nan Wise, Ph.D., is AASECT certified sex therapist, neuroscientist, certified relationship expert, and author. Follow her @AskDoctorNan. The following is adapted from her new book, Why Good Sex Matters: Understanding the Neuroscience of Pleasure for a Smarter, Happier, and More Purpose-Filled Life. -- Mark Our society has had a long, challenging relationship with pleasure. A recent study indicates that American adults are having sex less often than before, with an especially steep decline since ...
Tags: Post, News, Sex, Relationships, Kmart, Anhedonia, Matt, Margaret Paul, Nan Wise Ph D

Making a flying saucer clock (with data storage) controlled by a Raspberry Pi

I love this strange and wonderful project on It is digital clock which uses a ring of 60 NeoPixels in a 3D printed flying saucer and 12 lights on the inner ring to indicate the hours. It also does backups. And light shows. All it needs is a cow being sucked up into it. At the end of November 2019 my trusty old iomega StorCenter NAS (Network Attached Storage) started behaving eratically and would keep disappearing from the network and locking up every few hours. I immediately mad...
Tags: Post, News, Raspberry Pi, Nas, Clocks, Diy Projects, PLA, UFOs, NAS Network Attached Storage

Instead of plastic bottles, here's drinking water in an edible blob

Notpla is an edible material made from seaweed and plants that can encapsulate drinking water other edible materials, eliminating the need for plastic packaging. From Fast Company: The designers used a technique from molecular gastronomy to create the package—if you dip a sphere of ice in a mixture of calcium chloride and brown algae extract, an edible membrane forms around the ice, holding everything in place as the ice melts back to room temperature. A small version of the package is designed ...
Tags: Post, Design, News, Sustainability, Packaging, Paslier

Robert Anton Wilson's daughter Christina on the new edition of her father's book, Ishtar Rising

As you might know, Robert Anton Wilson (1932 - 2007) is one of Boing Boing's patron saints. Raw's humor, skepticism, optimism, and ability to reveal the deep weirdness underlying almost everything were deeply influential to Carla and me when we launched bOING bOING as a zine in 1987. In fact, we kind of started the zine as an excuse to interview RAW at his house in Santa Monica that year. I'm very grateful I was able to get to know RAW, and honored that he wrote a regular column for bOING bOING....
Tags: Post, News, India, Earth, Chicago, Playboy, Bob, Alan, Helen, Santa Monica, Grant Morrison, Christina, Jayne, Carla, Arlen, Amazon Google

If you like jigsaw puzzles and Baby Yoda - this is for you

What better way to use up the "brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness" you won in the cosmic lottery than by frittering it away on assembling a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle of Baby Yoda, better known to Star Track purists as "The Child?"
Tags: Post, News, Leisure, Baby Yoda

Bring art to your bedside with this 3-in-1 wireless charging Bluetooth speaker LED lamp

Minimalism isn't just trendy, it's also wise. Clearing clutter and keeping things simple in your home is great for both your mind and for the earth. Bring that movement to your bedside when you replace just about everything on and around your nightstand with the Tree of Light: Wireless Charger + Bluetooth Speaker + LED Lamp. This 3-in-1 essential home accessory that doubles as a work of art will help you bypass switches, tangled cords, power strips, and the random mishmash of items you need to k...
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U.S. flags 5 Chinese media organizations as state entities

Tensions between the United States and China have seeped into the media sphere.The State Department on Tuesday designated five Chinese media organizations, which are known to be part of the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda apparatus — Xinhua News Agency, China Global Television Network, China Radio International, China Daily, Hai Tian Development — as official government entities. In practice, it doesn't do a whole lot besides requiring the organizations to get the State Department&#...
Tags: Post, News, Washington, China, Beijing, United States, Chinese communist party, State Department, Susan Collins, Democratic, Democratic Party, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Mike Bloomberg, Bonnie Glaser, China Power Project, The Washington Post The State Department

February is "Snag-a-Normie" month in tabletop gaming

The online gaming portal, OnTableTop (formerly Beasts of War) is trying to establish February as "Snag-a-Normie" month. The idea is for tabletop gamers to try and bring their friends and family over to the dark side, to expand the hobby gaming community, and to find more players for yourself. As a life-long tabletop gaming enthusiast, I am all for this. As my Snag-a-Normie contribution for the month, I thought I'd share a few ideas for what I think are great gateway games for getting newbies in...
Tags: Gaming, Post, News, Recreation, Tabletop Games, Fluxx Fluxx, Normie, Dixit, Sean Sutter, Fluxx Cthulhu Fluxx

Trump commutes sentence of corrupt governor Rod Blagojevich, pardons Giuliani crony Bernard Kerik

President Trump today announced that he is commuting the prison sentence of Rod Blagojevich, a former Illinois governer jailed for corruption, and pardoning Bernard Kerik, the former New York Police Commissioner jailed for tax fraud. Blagojevich attempted to sell Barack Obama's senate seat; Kerik was found to have accepted a $250,000 bribe from a billionaire while a member of the interim administration of Iraq following the second Gulf war. By commuting the sentence, the president would free Mr....
Tags: Post, Corruption, News, Iraq, San Francisco 49ers, Barack Obama, Giuliani, Illinois, Bernard Kerik, Trump, New York Police, Rod Blagojevich, Blagojevich, Kerik, Mr Trump, Edward J DeBartolo Jr

Bloomberg Controversies Come Back To Bite Him As He Surges

Welcome to prime time, Michael Bloomberg. The former New York City mayor qualifying to appear on the 2020 Democratic primary debate stage Wednesday night comes as a number of past controversies come home to roost for the billionaire media mogul.  Within the past week, Bloomberg has come under fire for his controversial stop-and-frisk policing policy during his mayoral term, allegations that he reportedly made sexist remarks toward female employees and his remarks arguing the link of the 2008 f...
Tags: Post, News, Colorado, Washington Post, New York City, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Mike, Garrison, Georgetown University, TPM, Gregory Meeks, 2020 Elections, Summer Concepcion

In 1828, Ann Marten began to have disturbing dreams about her missing stepdaughter's whereabouts

When Maria Marten disappeared from the English village of Polstead in 1827, her lover said that they had married and were living on the Isle of Wight. But Maria's stepmother began having disturbing dreams that hinted at a much grimmer fate. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll tell the story of the Red Barn, which transfixed Britain in the early 19th century. We'll also encounter an unfortunate copycat and puzzle over some curious births. Show notes Please support us on...
Tags: Post, Podcast, News, Britain, Futility Closet, Maria, Red Barn, Maria Marten, Ann Marten, Polstead

Florida man stored jars of preserved human tongues in his crawlspace

In Gainseville, Florida, a routine crawlspace inspection turned up jars of preserved human tongues that date back to the 1960s. Police are currently investigating whether the tongues were related to research conducted by the home's previous owner, Ronald A. Baughman, a University of Florida professor emeritus whose work focused on oral medicine and surgery. (WCJB) More in this Reddit post by RandoSurfer77: "I found human remains today in a crawlspace under a home." (image: imgur)
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Weird, Medical, Reddit, University of Florida, Finders Keepers, Tongue Tied, Gainseville Florida, Ronald A Baughman

RIP Barbara Remington, illustrator of 60s paperback editions of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”

The New York Times remembers Barbara Remington, who created the cover illustrations for Ballantine Books' 1965 paperback editions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Remington's covers will always be the canonical covers for me, because these editions were in my junior high school library when I first encountered Tolkien. From the article: Ms. Remington, who designed other book covers for Ballantine as well, was asked to illustrate the 1965 editions of “The Lord of ...
Tags: Post, News, Illustration, New York Times, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Ballantine, Barbara Remington, Andwerve

HackSpace magazine lowers its US print subscription price

In case you don't know, HackSpace is a terrific monthly maker magazine from the U.K. Published by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, HackSpace includes articles by bunnie huang, Andrew Lewis, Marc de Vinck, Sophy Wong, Bob Knetzger, and many other authors you many recognize from the pages of Make: magazine and other domains of the maker movement. I contribute a monthly tips and tutorials column. One of the great benefits to HackSpace is that it has always been a free PDF for those who can't afford the...
Tags: Post, News, Makers, US, Hacking, Magazines, Diy Projects, HackSpace, U K Published, Raspberry Pi Foundation HackSpace, Andrew Lewis Marc de Vinck Sophy Wong Bob Knetzger, Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

State of Kentucky must pay $150,000 to man with "IM God" license plate following First Amendment suit

Remember Ben Hart who sued the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (and won) after he was denied a vanity license plate that said "IM GOD?" Hart had the plate for more than a decade while living in Ohio (image above) and wanted to keep the message when he moved to Kenton County a few years ago. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet denied his application citing rules against personalized plates that are “vulgar or obscene.” Last year, American Civil Liberties Union and Freedom From Religion Foundati...
Tags: Post, News, Kentucky, United States, Ohio, Hart, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kenton County, Ben Hart

Oops: A gentleman shatters glass doors as he enters a store with too much gusto

Watch this fellow make a grand entrance – and then look surprised at his own strength. In the end, he does the gentlemanly thing and keeps on a walkin'. Via Digg
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The singer of a KISS cover band caught on fire in the middle of a show and kept playing

That's not actually Paul Stanley; it's Bobby Jensen playing the part of the Starchild in the Minneapolis-based classic rock tribute band Hairball in concert. But either way, it's still pretty badass (at least until you remember the tragic Great White fire of 2003, and start to wonder why the hell there weren't more contingencies in place to prevent this kind of accident). After the incident, Jensen, who also performs in an Alice Cooper tribute act, spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock and said, "I ...
Tags: Post, Heavy Metal, News, Minneapolis, Kiss, Pyrotechnics, Alice Cooper, Jensen, Sioux City, Paul Stanley, Rock and roll all nite, Fire Hazards, Bobby Jensen

Robbers in Hong Kong steal 600 rolls of toilet paper, a hot commodity due to coronavirus

In Hong Kong, knife-wielding robbers stole 600 rolls of toilet paper from a delivery worker outside Wellcome Supermarket. Police reportedly nabbed two suspects and recovered some of the toilet paper, a hot commodity as people stock up in fear of the coronavirus. From the BBC News: Other household products have also seen panic-buying including rice, pasta and cleaning items. Face masks and hand sanitisers are almost impossible to get as people try to protect themselves from the coro...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, News, China, BBC News, Toilet Paper, Coronavirus, Wellcome Supermarket Police

Golden Gate Bridge officials demand that photographer remove photo from his website

Fstoppers reports that Photographer Bruce Getty posted a composite photo of the Golden Gate Bridge and a blood moon, but Bridge District officials are insisting that he take the photo down because they say the angle of the bridge makes it clear Getty trespassed to get the shot. The also want Getty to turn over any profits he made from the photo. From the article: By his own admission, Getty has been cited for trespassing back in 2014, as well as stopped last December by a police officer who insi...
Tags: Post, News, Getty, Golden Gate Bridge, Bridge District, Cease And Desist Letters, Bruce Getty

The History Guy explores our 5,000 year love affair with chocolate

In this video, The History Guy looks at our 5,000-year-plus love affair with chocolate. Some really interesting things that I was not aware of. Like the fact that for most of chocolate's history, it has been a bitter, often fermented drink. The Spanish word, chocolate, is a translation of an Aztec word which may have meant "bitter drink." The sweet and milk chocolate candies that we know today are a surprisingly modern invention, coming into their own in the late 19th and early 20th centurie...
Tags: Post, Video, News, History, Choclolate

Can you solve the "Hanging Cable" problem, used as an Amazon interview question?

A cable of 80 meters is hanging from the top of two poles that are both 50 meters off the ground. What is the distance between the two poles (to one decimal point) if the center cable is (a) 20 meters off the ground and (b) 10 meters off the ground? Presh Talwalker of Mind Your Decisions says the above riddle was used as an Amazon interview question. His video has the answer. Image: YouTube
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Puzzles, Riddles

Yet again, police arrest gentleman with "Crime Pays" tattoo on his forehead

Yet again, Donald Murray, 38, was arrested following a police chase. Apparently he escaped the cops but they nabbed him later. I wonder how they managed to identify him. From Fox4: According to the Terre Haute Police Department, Donald Murray was charged with resisting law enforcement, reckless driving, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and auto theft after the short pursuit Monday morning.
Tags: Post, News, Tattoos, Crimes, Criminals, Bad Tattoos, Donald Murray, Terre Haute Police Department

Trump tweets he'll sue 'everyone all over the place' for 'total SCAM' Mueller Russia probe

On his batshit Twitter account, impeached and manifestly bonkers U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for all cases that came out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election to be "thrown out." Trump implied that he could bring a lawsuit over the matter. Here are his tweets.
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Russian Interference, The Mueller Report

Billionaire Bloomberg won't have to disclose finances until late March

“What does this guy worth $60 billion own, who wants to be president?” Memelord and presidential hopeful Michael “throw them up against the wall” Bloomberg will not be required to publicly disclose his finances until late March, “well after voters in more than a dozen states take to the polls on Super Tuesday,” reports AP on Tuesday. Under an extension granted to Bloomberg on Friday by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) — the second such extension Bloomberg has received — the billionaire ...
Tags: Post, Business, Corruption, Politics, Elections, Money, News, Bloomberg, US news, Ap, New Hampshire, Iowa, 2020, Billionaires, Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg

Master the second best-paid programming language in the U.S. with this beginner-friendly training

The biggest companies in the world rely on Python to power their technology and services, and more brands of all sizes are jumping on board. As the second best-paid programming language in the country, Python offers developers the chance to make an average of $120K a year. Take your career, and your salary, to the next level with this 12-course Complete 2020 Python Programming Certification Bundle. If making bank like that sounds awesome, but you're not exactly a master coder, don't fret. With c...
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Jailed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's health is improving, and he's out of solitary - spokesman

Julian Assange, the jailed founder of Wikileaks, is no longer being held in solitary confinement and his health is improving, said his spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson to reporters on Tuesday. “I saw him about 10 days ago - he has improved thanks to the pressure from his legal team, the general public, and amazingly, actually from other inmates in Belmarsh Prison to get him out of isolation,” Hrafnsson told the press. Assange's extradition hearing begins next week. From Reuters: Assange, 48, is i...
Tags: Post, London, News, Justice, Law, World news, United States, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Reuters, Assange, Belmarsh, Picks, Belmarsh Prison, Kristinn Hrafnsson, Hrafnsson

Brave try at world sparkler record fails on technicality in Wyoming

In Wyoming, an attempt to break the world record for the most sparklers lit at one time failed on a technicality. Bummer. Officials from Guinness World Records ruled that each participant was required to light his or her own sparkler during the attempt in Gillette, The Gillette News Record reports, and that technicality spoiled the try. The attempt in August was part of the Pyrotechnics Guild International’s 50th annual convention, AP reports: More than 1,700 people attended and 2,500 sparkle...
Tags: Post, News, Weird, US news, Ap, Fun, Wyoming, Fireworks, Guinness, Odd, Gillette, Pyrotechnics, Sparklers, Gillette News Record, Burdette, World Record Attempts

AI writes song lyrics at least as well as humans can

These Lyrics Do Not Exist differs from similar projects involving human faces, cats, etc., in that the AI-created results are no more uncanny than the real thing. You give it a topic, and select a mood – very sad, sad, neutral, happy, very happy – and a genre – country, metal, rock, pop, rap, EDM – and tell it to get cracking. Here is the chart-busting hit, "Boing Boing", exactly as generated by the AI: Verse 1 You came along you showed me My many seasons of different Boing, autumn, winter, boin...
Tags: Post, Music, News, Ai, Gans

Open-source rotary cellphone

Justine Haupt made this handsome and completely functional rotary cellphone. Her design is open-source and you can even buy a case kit from her company, Sky's Edge Robotics. You have to find and carefully modify your own rotary dial, though -- they're apparently no longer made -- as well as a few other components. Why a rotary cellphone? Because in a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of, I wanted something that w...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Phones, Justine Haupt, Sky s Edge Robotics

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