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  1. Welcome to the grim new car-dependent exurban villages of housing-crisis BritainRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 24 | Boing Boing

    The UK's housing crisis is much like the one in certain American cities - nimbyism, runaway housing prices, political paralysis - but with a British flavor of madness that allows for deeply unpleasant solutions. The local delicacy: car-dependent exurban developments made of uncanny cookie-cutter housing clusters in the middle of nowhere, with no shops, pubs, schools, cafes or public transport , surrounded by highways and austerity.

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  2. Unusual car crash in AtlantaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2018 | Boing Boing

    A second video shows the car falling off the roof and onto a driveway below. ... Chappelear also told Channel 2's Justin Wilfon that [driver Stanley] Clarke's foot became stuck between the gas and brake pedals, causing him to lose control.

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  3. The Boring Company's Not a Flamethrower is a joke compared to actual flamethrowersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2018 | Boing Boing

    I own a propane torch, so I know one when I see one. The Boring Company's Not a Flamethrower ? It's definitely a propane torch... which, I suppose, means that Musk's marketing department is pretty much on the mark.

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  4. 'IG Shopping'? Instagram is building a dedicated shopping app, per reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | Boing Boing

    IG Shopping, as it's believed to be called, lets you browse stuff from 'stores' you follow, and buy things from those merchants right inside the app -- per these unofficial reports, anyway. It could not be learned when the app might launch.

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  5. Startling microscopic view of a butterflyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | Boing Boing

    The Beauty of Science's " Microworld Unseen " project reveals the hidden beauty and weirdness of everyday objects through the "eye" of a scanning electron microscopes . Capable of imaging at 1 nanometer resolution or less, SEMS scan the sample surface with a focused electron beam to generate topographic data that's used to produce the image.

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  6. Cosby actor who was job-shamed by Fox News gets job offer by filmmaker Tyler PerryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | Boing Boing

    Over the weekend, a shopper at Trader Joes spotted former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens working at the grocery store. She took photos of Owens , which the Daily Mail and Fox News immediately pounced on, job-shaming the actor in before-and-after tabloid-style stories.

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  7. Surfshark VPN brings safer, faster browsing to your entire familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 4, 2018 | Boing Boing

    VPNs are essential for browsing the web without your ISP looking over your shoulder. But too many providers deliver this privacy at the expense of your browsing speed, bogging down your connection and making it much more difficult to stream your favorite shows under the radar.

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  8. Steve Bannon to headline The New Yorker's festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2018 | Boing Boing

    A grim reminder that in the upper echelons of journalism, white supremacists are at worst wayward tribesmates and at best very interesting men : Steve Bannon is to headline The New Yorker's October festival . Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, who will be interviewed by the magazine's editor, David Remnick, a frequent critic of the administration.

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  9. Twitter was going to ban conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Then Jack...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2018 | Boing Boing

    When Twitter was the only major social network not to boot the hateful, violence-advocating conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the company struggled to explain that decision in terms of its already flexible policies. The Wall Street Journal reports that in fact Alex Jones was to be permanently banned, but CEO Jack Dorsey personally intervened and overruled the decision.

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  10. Pack more in less with this space-saving vacuum kitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2018 | Boing Boing

    If you've ever taken an extended vacation, you know all too well the hassle that is packing clothes for a trip. In an effort to avoid steep baggage fees, we cram our luggage to the limit, not only making it a nightmare to pack our clothes back up for the return flight, but also burdening ourselves with awkward, bulky bags to carry.

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  11. This encrypted camera keeps tabs on your home while you're awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2018 | Boing Boing

    Home security cameras give us an extra pair of eyes to keep tabs on our home when we're out and about. But, if you're not smart about which device you use, your camera could turn against you, as hackers can easily tap into your feed if it's not secured.

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  12. How to start developing your own games with UnityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2018 | Boing Boing

    Once dominated by triple-A studios with massive budgets, the game development landscape is changing, and now it's easier than ever for aspiring creators to make gaming hits all on their own-provided they start with the right training. Covering the game development process from start to finish, the Complete Unity Game Developer Bundle can get you up to speed with the essentials behind design, animation, and more, all for $39.

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  13. Mad Musk: Tesla CEO angrily headbutted car after safety sensor paused assembly lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | Boing Boing

    During a tour this spring at Tesla Inc.'s electric-car factory in Fremont, Calif., Elon Musk asked why the assembly line had stopped. Managers said automatic safety sensors halted the line whenever people got in the way.

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  14. How to boost your job prospects with this Excel and Office trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | Boing Boing

    There's more to Microsoft Office than meets the eye. From automating tedious tasks in Excel to visualizing data in Access, the Microsoft Office suite gives you the ability to perform some truly impressive feats that are sure to grab the attention of potential employers.

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  15. Mysterious doorbell ringer is now safe, boyfriend is deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | Boing Boing

    Earlier this week, police in Montgomery County, Texas were searching for this mysterious shackled woman who was apparently ringing multiple doorbells in the middle of the night at a subdivision over the weekend. The Sherrif's Office reports that she is now safe and considered a "family violence victim."

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  16. Telco lobbyists accidentally send TechDirt all their bullshit talking pointsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | Boing Boing

    USTelecom emailed a 12-page document to Mike Masnick , founder and editor of TechDirt, detailing the talking points to be used by company president Jonathan Spalter in a forthcoming C-SPAN appearance. The talking points are not all that surprising, if you're at all familiar with the telco industry, so there aren't really any huge smoking guns here, but they do cover a huge range of issues, from net neutrality, competition, privacy, cybersecurity, and more.

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  17. Document your adventures with the world's smallest camera droneRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | Boing Boing

    Drones capture stunning aerial photos, but not all of us have the piloting expertise to fly one without creating an impromptu shower of plastic confetti. Engineered with adjustable gyro sensitivity and a 6-axis flight control system, the SKEYE Nano 2 Camera Drone lets even novice pilots take beautiful aerial shots, and it's on sale for $19.

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  18. School police officers busted for selling banned soda to studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | Boing Boing

    For more than a decade, Connecticut public schools have banned the sale of sodas to students as part of a health initiative. But at West Haven High School, sodas could still be purchased if you knew which door to knock on: the office of the school's two police officers.

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  19. Pressured by union, Disney World raises minimum wage to $15Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | Boing Boing

    This is another win for workers, as just this past July unions representing almost 10,000 Disneyland employees won their own fight for a $15 minimum wage. Disney's revenue, generated in part by the labor of its parks and resorts workforce, increased by 6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 to $4.7 billion.

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  20. Waymo self-driving vans having "trouble turning left"Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 | Boing Boing

    The Information reports that Google's self-driving automobile division is having trouble making progress and has blown at least one major deadline. Among the key problems: its vehicles have trouble turning left at intersections .

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