British Parliament summons Zuckerberg to explain “catastrophic failure” and “misleading” statements

March 20, 2018 Editor 0

Seemingly in hiding these last few days, Mark Zuckerberg’s plans are anyone’s guess. But a committee chairman in the UK’s House of Commons would like a word. He doesn’t have to go, obviously, but just for reference, Rupert Murdoch did. [via] British MPs have issued a formal request to Mark Zuckerberg to appear in front of a parliamentary committee and explain Facebook’s handling of the Cambridge Analytica data use scandal. The Conservative MP said the committee had “repeatedly asked Facebook […]

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VHS is making a comeback

March 20, 2018 Editor 0

Free VHS rentals are part of the planned fun at Video Vortex, a new venture by Alamo Drafthouse. The first one is under contstruction in Raleigh, North Carolina. (more…) Powered by WPeMatico

The world’s average flag

March 20, 2018 Editor 0

Technically, the flag you see here is the mode of the world’s national flags, calculated by first reducing the amount of colors to match heraldic norms. The mean average flag is more subtly detailed, but also just a blur; the median average flag is a bland gray box. Check out the rest, for each continent. Means were calculated by first converting from sRGB to linear RGB. Modes were calculated by first quantizing to the following heraldic colors: Or, Argent, Azure, […]

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Bill Nye provides insight on science slang

March 20, 2018 Editor 0

Sporting a purple paisley bowtie, “Science Guy” Bill Nye breaks down the meaning of some science slang like “arsole,” “hinny,” and “jedi.” Nye’s new documentary film Bill Nye: Science Guy premieres Wednesday, April 18 on POV on PBS. Powered by WPeMatico

How to permanently delete your Facebook account

March 20, 2018 Editor 0

By now, every sane person realizes that Facebook is horrible. It uses your personal data in unsavory ways. It sells your data to unscrupulous companies. It encourages businesses to build their online headquarters on Facebook and then ruins those companies by changing its algorithm. And, maybe worst of all, it has one of the ugliest and most confusing interfaces ever made. I deactivated my account a long time ago, but this week’s news about Facebook’s relationship with the ultra sleazy […]

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Beginner painters try to learn from the master: Bob Ross

March 20, 2018 Editor 0

Most of us have enjoyed the soothing, soft-spoken art instructions of public TV painter Bob Ross, but how many of us have actually tried to paint using his methods? I guessed “not many” but I was wrong. On YouTube, there’s this “Bob Ross Challenge” which means lots of folks are taking a stab at creating their own “happy little trees,” with mixed results. In the Buzzfeed video from 2017 (above), watch as three beginning painters fearlessly try their hand at […]

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1979 Disco World Championship

March 20, 2018 Editor 0

Note the early tastes of breakdancing, here and there. The exaggerated fraternity of nations is nice, too! The event took place at the Empire Ballroom in London; the winner was Julie Brown [citation needed]. This appears to be the UK TV broadcast of the same highlights, with the original audio: Powered by WPeMatico

Build instructions for Starbucks’ new Crystal Ball Frappuccino

March 20, 2018 Editor 0

A little birdie sent me this photo and said I couldn’t reveal its source. It’s the recipe** for the new Crystal Ball Frappuccino drink, which debuts in Starbucks shops March 22. We see some deliciousness in your future 🧞‍♀️ #starbucks #crystalballfrappuccino #lynbrook A post shared by Lynbrook Starbucks (@lynbrook_starbucks) on Mar 19, 2018 at 11:33am PDT Coming this Thursday… 🔮 A post shared by Florence Alabama | Starbucks (@florence_alabama_starbucks) on Mar 19, 2018 at 5:04am PDT **Well, most of it. […]

JOHN WILCOCK: The East Village Other’s Nasty Review of Andy Warhol’s Chelsea Girls

March 20, 2018 Editor 0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQauv_eK8d0&t=141s From an ongoing biography of John Wilcock, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall. (See previous Boing Boing posts) Ethan Persoff is currently working on a daily comic book/audio series called The Bureau. Listen to a complete playlist of all current tracks: Scott Marshall is currently working on a comics adaptation of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra. Powered by WPeMatico