In a disturbing precedent, the Yorba Foundation, which makes apps for GNU/Linux, has had its nonprofit status application rejected by the IRS because some of projects may benefit for-profit entities. Read the rest
Labratory's kickstarting a new game: "Shadows of Arkham," which is pure Lovecraftian Ameri-trash for people who know that you can't fight the Elder Gods, but you might be able to avoid mind-death if you're quick enough. Read the rest
Love Hulten's R-KAID-R is a €2500, hand-build portable wooden arcade console that emulates Neo Geo, Atari 2800, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and PlayStation 1. Read the rest
A month before Comcast's announcement of a $45B takeover of rival Time-Warner, Comcast's top lobbyist invited the US government's top antitrust regulators to share the company's VIP box at the Sochi Olympics. Read the rest
Yesterday, Microsoft convinced a judge to let it take over No-IP's DNS service, shutting down name service for many websites, in order to stop a malware attack. Today, the company fake-pologized. Read the rest
Tor (The Onion Router) is a military-grade, secure tool for increasing the privacy and anonymity of your communications; but it's been the subject of plenty of fear, uncertainty and doubt.Read the rest
The FCC let KJWP move from Wyoming to Delaware on the condition that it broadcast "community affairs programming" for its new home in Wilmington. Read the rest
The Humble Bundle Dynamite 10th Anniversary edition features $258 worth of comics on a name-your-price basis, and supports charities including the indispensable Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Read the rest
From online discussions and reviews, it seems that nearly everyone who buys one of these non-stick, heat-resistant worksheets has the same initial reaction: “I paid $14 for THIS?” Quickly, that skepticism turns to appreciation, if not outright tool evangelism.Read the rest
Rolf Harris, a beloved Australian children's TV entertainer resident in Britain since the 1950s, was sent down yesterday on sexual assault charges stemming from encounters dating back decades.Read the rest
Demonstration of a DIY device to turn plastic bottles into plastic string/ribbon. (Thanks, Rick "Under The Weather" Pescovitz!)
"Sean Kendall shot this video of his interaction with Salt Lake City police after learning an officer had shot his dog in his backyard."
The officers on the scene explained that a police officer was looking for a lost child, went into Kendall's backyard, and shot the dog when it threatened the officer.
Washboard, a subscription service that that sold US quarters for 37.5 cents, called it quits after being in business for two weeks.Read the rest
In 1906, the mathematician Francis Galton devised a way to keep cake fresh when serving only one piece a day.
Unfortunately, his method is an elaborate process requiring bizarrely-shaped slices and rubber bands, and is further dependent on the English horror-practice of coating cakes in fondant instead of actually-edible frosting. You don't have to do this, America, because you invented a way out of this problem decades ago:Read the rest
No, really, it is. This is what's lovingly referred to as 'outsider music,' and it's fabulous.