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  1. LA's soaring homelessness is distorting the national statisticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2018 | Boing Boing

    LA's homeless population is up 75% over the past six years; remove LA from the national statistics and the rate of American homelessness is actually in decline. LA has recently voted billions in new taxes to build 10,000 new homes for homeless people, and another $100 million is due from a fund created by levying a fee on developers, but the new homes are still years away, and the sums, as large as they are, can't keep up with the surging homelessness in LA, driven by a combination of decades of terrible policy and a crazy housing bubble that has driven mass evictions and gentrification.


  2. Converted garage now home to museum of 'curious scents'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2018 | Boing Boing

    Almost directly behind the legendary Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California is a garage that has been converted into a tiny museum dedicated to fragrance. Its curator, author and perfumer Mandy Aftel , opened the Aftel Archive of Curious Scents just last year.


  3. Russia used 150,000 Twitter accounts to meddle in BrexitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | Boing Boing

    A London Times investigation revealed that Russia employed a large army of Twitter accounts to "sow discord" before the Brexit vote. And it appears to have been quite successful, as newspapers like The Sun and Mail Online published tweets from the bogus accounts.


  4. Good deal on the Aeropress coffee and espresso makerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Boing Boing

    I've had an Aeropress coffee and espresso maker for many years, and it works as well now as the day I bought it. It makes delicious coffee and it's a lot of fun to use.


  5. This concrete espresso machine is countertop BrutalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2017 | Boing Boing

    The stark concrete style known as Brutalism is instantly recognizable in architecture, just as it is with this espresso machine by design studio Montaag of Berkeley, California. Not content with the current aesthetic offerings of espresso machines, they decided to create their own.


  6. Bob Dylan plays "Free Bird" for a screaming fanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2017 | Boing Boing

    During a concert, this June, someone at Berkeley, CA's Greek Theater called out "FREE BIRD!" Naturally, rock and roll legend Bob Dylan obliged. [Video Link] Comic genius Tim Heidecker, who is roughly 50% of Tim and Eric , has yet again created something I find very funny.


  7. Robots and humans, working together in harmony?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | Boing Boing

    Rather than worry about robots overtaking us, it's more interesting to consider how we might collaborate with our machines. At Institute for the Future where I'm a researcher, we have forecasted how the real power of automation will come from "humans plus machines."


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