- newEnigma Variations
Composed by Edward Elgar between 1898 and '99, Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra ("Engima"), Op. 36, has long been my favorite piece of classical music.
- 2 hours ago, 18 Jun 13, 10:17pm -
- newCivil disobedience and the Internet
Molly sez, "I wrote this short essay over at iO9 on what the future of civil disobedience could look like. Though in the past civil disobedience was enacted in the streets, with people placing their bodies in harm's way for their cause, now online ac…
- 2 hours ago, 18 Jun 13, 10:14pm -
- newTiger's whiskers are pulse detectors
Sierra Club magazine discusses "4 Ordinary Animals with Superhero Abilities." (Flight is not included.) My favorite tidbit is about a tiger's whiskers: They are filled with sensitive nerve endings, which help them detect distances and changes in thei…
- 3 hours ago, 18 Jun 13, 8:36pm -
- newPublic Resource wants to liberate tax records for US nonprofits - converting 100lbs of scanned bitmaps on DVDs into searchable data on $1.5T worth of activity
Rogue archivist Carl Malamud sez, On November 1, Public.Resource.Org released a new service which put 6,461,326 US nonprofit tax returns on the net for bulk download, developers, and search engines to access.
- 4 hours ago, 18 Jun 13, 8:06pm -
- newCheck out the latest original long-reads in Boing Boing's Features archive
Did you know that we publish several original feature articles each week on Boing Boing? We're more than the old-school linkblog this website began as, way back in the year 2000 (we were a zine before that, but man, that's a whole 'nother saga). …
- 4 hours ago, 18 Jun 13, 7:33pm -
- newVideo of Cambodia's homebrew "bamboo railroad"
At long last, here's video of the Cambodian bamboo railroad I wrote about in 2006; this being a homebrew railroad running at 40km/h off an electric motor, along decrepit and degenerating rails that only see one scheduled train per week.
- 5 hours ago, 18 Jun 13, 7:10pm -
- newAnatomical glass sculptures from MRI/CT scans
Fine artist Angela Palmer takes CT/MRI scanner of people and animals, engraves the data onto thin glass sheets that are then combined into 3D sculptures.
- 5 hours ago, 18 Jun 13, 6:36pm -
- newWhat happened to David Mery, the techy who was arrested as a terrorist in a London tube station because of his coat
[Editor's note: I mentioned the arrest of technology editor David Mery in my recent Guardian column on Prism; he wrote in to correct some details and explain the astounding circumstances of how Britain's absurd war on terror caught him in its mesh fo…
- 6 hours ago, 18 Jun 13, 6:23pm -
- newExcellent signs from K.L. Rankine, a gentleman sign painter in Jamaica
Click to view large. Photo: Jeff Simmermon. Boing Boing pal Jeff Simmermon sends us some wonderful snapshots of a local Jamaican artist who lives and works in Treasure Beach, "a very sparsely populated rural beach town in Southern Jamaica," where Je…
- 6 hours ago, 18 Jun 13, 5:48pm -
- newHaving your account frozen at Amazon means losing ongoing access to your ebooks
A woman who placed a big computer order at Amazon had her account frozen while they tried to verify her credit-card, a process that went horribly awry (they demanded that she fax them her bank-statement, which she did, eight times, but they never got…
- 6 hours ago, 18 Jun 13, 5:37pm -