Posts Tagged ‘licensed-under’
[Video Link] Here’s Savincubus playing the Talking Heads’ “(Nothing But) Flowers” on ukulele. U900 plays “Ben” on UkuleleZooey Deschanel plays “What Are You Doing New Years Eve?” on ukuleleSophie Madeleine performs “Oil & Gold” on ukulele — Boing Boing exclusiveLisa Hannigan performs “Knots” on the ukuleleSophie Madeleine plays 30 uke songs in 30 daysNew Order
Savincubus plays "(Nothing But) Flowers" on ukulele
The $129 BioLite wood burning campstove converts heat to electricity, so you can charge your mobile phone while you boil up your freeze-dried beef stroganoff. BioLite
Mike Kuniavsky of the electronic projects studio ThingM says: When we designed the BlinkM we took the old school Unix philosophy of making it simple and focused, a useful component in a larger system of interlocking pieces. blink(1) is our idea of what that same philosophy would be like, when mapped to a consumer electronics
Good news: Fantagraphics, the world’s greatest comic book publisher, is going to start selling digital comic books. Fantagraphics Books and comiXology have immediately made available the first four issues of the Hernandez Brothers’ phenomenal Love and Rockets: New Stories. Groth also announced that following Comic-Con, comiXology will debut Love and Rockets: New Stories #5 on
mtdna says: I really enjoy Gweek, especially your recommendations section. I’d like to offer a recommendation of my own, the Jonny Quest TV show. Jonny Quest was a half-hour prime time cartoon that came out in the early ‘60s, produced by Hanna-Barbera.
Gweekly goodness: Jonny Quest (1964)
Congratulations to Ernie Cline for winning the 2012 Prometheus Award for Best Novel! His book, Ready Player One, shared the prize with The Freedom Maze, by Delia Sherman. Both Cline and Sherman will receive one-ounce gold coins (what else would you expect from the Libertarian Futurist Society?). Delia Sherman’s young-adult fantasy novel focuses on an
Days after CEO Thorsten Heins promised that Research In Motion was not “in a death spiral,” it lost a patent litigation case filed by Mformation, maker of remote wireless management software. The jury awarded Mformation $147.2m. The verdict on Friday in a San Francisco federal court comes at a bad time for RIM, whose stock
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RIM hit with $147.2 million patent verdict
I get a ton of spam sent to my personal WordPress site, which is evidently sent using some kind of toolkit for would-be SEO scumbags. The spams use the SEO-target’s URL as the sender’s web-page, and consist of a bland, usually mildly positive, usually ungrammatical comment. This morning, I woke up to find that someone
Matt Alt in Tokyo, following up on a recent BB post about a 1979 American view of the future, shares this wonderful scan. He says: This is 1969′s view of 1989! It’s from Shonen Sunday Magazine, a weekly comic compilation. Beautiful, groovy art. Hey, at least they got the “Roomba” right (even if they were
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Vision of the future, from 1969 Japan
A bit of pithy insight from the latest EDRIgram: “the intellectual property lobby employs too many lobbyists and too few strategists.” In other words, Big Content can get lawmakers to do their bidding, even when doing so discredits them and riles up the opposition. (via Beyond the Beyond)
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Too many lobbyists, not enough strategists
Too good not to share — Jacob Ewing commented in my post about SiriusXM telemarketing pests: “I use a VoIP system, and have been meaning to set it up to automatically play this [NSFW] when certain numbers call in. It’s a little acappella piece I and a friend recorded for just such a purpose.”
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Song for telemarketers and other f*cking jerks
Via a comment in today’s earlier Breaking Bad meme roundup post, this DIY yarn project at Ravelry: Inspired by Breaking Bad, patterns to make little Walter and Jesse, everyone’s favorite meth cooks. Instructions include patterns for two dolls, two hats, glasses, jumpsuits, and tiny bags of crystal. Because of tiny parts, these patterns wouldn’t be
Are you optimistic or pessimistic about humankind’s ability to prevent a killer asteroid from killing us all?
In his book, The Beginning of Infinity, Oxford physicist David Deutsch writes: If a one kilometer asteroid had approached the Earth on a collision course at any time in human history before the early twenty-first century, it would have killed at least a substantial proportion of all humans. In that respect, as in many others,
The latest installment in Bill Willingham’s astonishingly, consistently great, long-running graphic novel series Fables is volume 17: Inherit the Wind. The premise of Fables lets its creators use any mythos, any tradition, any narrative, and mix and match as necessary, and Willingham and his illustrators continue to show that these possibilities are indeed endless. While
Fables 17: Inherit the Wind
At the NYT, Brian X. Chen reports that Uber, the nifty internet service that uses a “clever algorithm to summon a car quickly with a smartphone app” was nearly banned by politicians in the Washington, DC. After six months, the company has finally won a battle with the city, which had been trying to deem its
Wise words from Nick Cave: “Inspiration is a word used by people who aren’t really doing anything. I go into my office every day that I’m in Brighton and work. Whether I feel like it or not is irrelevant.” Inspiration is nice, but if you only work when it strikes, you’re going to be an
Some folks in Silicon Valley are unhappy about a reality TV show that “captures the raucous reality of the tech industry,” reports David Streitfeld for the NYT: The series, which is now being filmed and is scheduled to be broadcast this winter, shows hard-partying youngsters vying to start companies in a frenzy reminiscent of the
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Silicon Valley reality TV show "offensive"
The longer it goes on, the stranger it gets. Here’s Nate Anderson at Ars Technica on the latest stunt. Camp Carreon isn’t done with [The Oatmeal's Matthew] Inman yet—a new video depicts the cartoonist as a “Psycho Santa,” while a new website suggests that Carreon might like to pursue litigation against those who engaged in
Camp Carreon’s new strategy: rape puns!
Just look at it. Halloween Cute Banana Cat (via JWZ)
How much comfort and ease does a hunter need? In St. Louis Country forest, shooters are not only building “Deer Stands” larger than some houses, but cutting down swathes of forest to make it easier to nail their targets. John Myers writes: “We’re getting over-built. We’re seeing mansions out there — basically hunting shacks on
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Deer-hunting "mansions" on public land
The perfect lair from which to hatch your evil plans for global domination. While many a volcano has flared up lately with maddening consequences, the cinder cone that hosts the “Volcano House” in Newberry Springs, Calif., offers nothing but cosmic, barren beauty. The creation of architect Harold J.
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For sale: Volcano House – $750,000
Ainsworth, a “remedy store” sells “homeopathic” “remedies” — diluted-to-nothing, heavily shaken essences of substances that are good for what ails ya, providing whatever ails you is treatable by placebo (and they’re happy to sell you “remedies” for potentially serious illnesses that are otherwise eminently treatable provided you’re willing to use science instead of profitable nonsense
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Homeopathic doses of the Berlin Wall and tap water
John Schwartz wrote a great profile of John Scalzi in the NYT, in honor of his latest book, the absolutely cracking Redshirts, an existentialist comedy space-opera. The novel, Mr. Scalzi’s eighth, is something of a hit, especially for a work of science fiction without light sabers — or any of the accouterments of big-brand series.
John Scalzi, profiled in the NYT