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Kucinich is running for Ohio Governor, and he's promised to end fossil fuel extraction and sue Big Oil

Kucinich is running for Ohio Governor, and he's promised to end fossil fuel extraction and sue Big Oil

Dennis Kucinich was once the youngest mayor of a major city in the US, leading Cleveland through a hard fight with the banks and mobbed-up city contractors to save its municipally owned power plants
China's Internet Czar has been purged

China's Internet Czar has been purged

It's been months since Xi Jinping secured another five years in office and got his second five-year plan through Chinese Communist Party, and he's cleaning house: last week, the Chinese state news
Browser extensions to restore "View Image" and "Search By Image" to Google Image search results

Browser extensions to restore "View Image" and "Search By Image" to Google Image search results

It's been 72 hours since Google Images removed the "View Image" and (the even more essential) "Search By Image" buttons from its search-results; now you can just install a browser extension (Firefox,
Fart rampage forces flight to make emergency landing

Fart rampage forces flight to make emergency landing

A fight over a flatulent passenger ended in a Dubai-Amsterdam flight making an emergency landing in Vienna, reports Metro, citing this Dutch news story. Several passengers were kicked off, some of
Wikipedia discontinues its "zero-rating," will focus on research-driven outreach

Wikipedia discontinues its "zero-rating," will focus on research-driven outreach

When Facebook was to get approval for its "zero-rating" system (where it would bribe Indian ISPs to give it the power to decide which services would be free to access, and which would be capped and
The new VLC: Chromecast support, network browsing, 4K playback and adaptive streaming

The new VLC: Chromecast support, network browsing, 4K playback and adaptive streaming

VLC 3.0 is out and the world's greatest video-playback app includes many long-awaited features, including stable Chromecast support, native support for browsing LAN drives to find your videos, and
XKCD's security meltdowns for the coming year

XKCD's security meltdowns for the coming year

Over at XKCD, Randall Munroe's predicted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures for 2018, with some pretty solid predictions (especially under the tooltip, which finally reveals a secret that many
Create modular cat houses with these carboard building blocks

Create modular cat houses with these carboard building blocks

A Cat Thing combined feline love for cardboard boxes with an architect's eye for modular prefab housing to create a series of max-and-match cat houses. (more…)

This video on how to cut a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheel is very satisfying

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is a highly valued and tightly controlled commodity. This instructional video shows how to use specialized Parmesan cheese knives to cut the cheese by hand. (more…)
Cease and Desist enamel pin

Cease and Desist enamel pin

The Cease and Desist enamel pin—a hauntingly familiar soup can mounted on hauntingly familiar robot legs—is $7 on Kickstarter. CEASE and DESIST will be Packaged Action Figure Style. With very thick

Watch this artisan make a gorgeous ring with walnut and crushed opal

Ian Schramm from Tempest Rings makes lovely videos of his work handcrafting rings from unusual materials, like this beauty made of walnut burl and inlaid with crushed blue opal. (more…)
Hell cruise: 20 people ordered to leave ship after brawl

Hell cruise: 20 people ordered to leave ship after brawl

The best part is the staff and security joining in, kicking people on the ground and trying to confiscate bystanders' cameras.A family member identified only as Zac said the drama was sparked by a

Diver attempting to swim in ash-covered lake

It's like something from an expedition to an alien world: "scuba diver attempts to swim in Argentina's Nahuel Huapi Lake, which has been recently covered in ash after the eruption of the Puyehue
What happens when a neural network proposes legislation?

What happens when a neural network proposes legislation?

In her delightful blog AI Weirdness, Janelle Shane entered 18,458 unique bills introduced in Massachusetts into a neural network, which then created some rather hilarious bills, including: (more…)
The surprisingly mathematical formula for writing late-night jokes

The surprisingly mathematical formula for writing late-night jokes

In this fascinating new video, Slate breaks down the basic formula for late-night talk show jokes, which writers fall back on when they need to churn out dozens of gags four nights a week.[via The
Horse not alarmed by wolves

Horse not alarmed by wolves

In this footage, a wild horse is apparently unbothered by the presence of several wolves, and perhaps even quite friendly with them. Perhaps it has already sufffered a crippling injury and is going
Fergie's rendition of Star-Spangled Banner legendary by dawn

Fergie's rendition of Star-Spangled Banner legendary by dawn

At last night's NBA All-Star basketball game, singer Fergie sang the Star-Spangled banner for thousands at the venue and millions at home. She's been getting interesting reviews and people stayed up
In search of an awesome general interest gaming magazine

In search of an awesome general interest gaming magazine

Last year, I went on a bit of a quest. For years, as a tabletop gamer who played Warhammer 40K almost exclusively, I subscribed to White Dwarf (or "White Dork" as my late wife used to call it). This
South African audience celebrates 'Black Panther'

South African audience celebrates 'Black Panther'

After a Friday night screening of Black Panther, Marvel's new film that celebrates African culture and pride, a group of South African moviegoers ecstatically danced outside of the theater. That