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counting homeless people — and hoping to get the number right


captioncurves, craftsmanship and cl | 2017 grand national roadster show in pomonathirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)thirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)






urban or suburban? l.a.'s very identity is at stake in the march election


captioncurves, craftsmanship and cl | 2017 grand national roadster show in pomonathirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)thirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)






man fatally s by alhambra police


captioncurves, craftsmanship and cl | 2017 grand national roadster show in pomonathirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)thirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)






first would-be migrants to the u.s. grounded in cairo


captioncurves, craftsmanship and cl | 2017 grand national roadster show in pomonathirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)thirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)






john hurt, oscar-nominated actor who starred in 'the elephant man,' dies at 77


captioncurves, craftsmanship and cl | 2017 grand national roadster show in pomonathirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)thirteen custom cars will compete for the “america's most beautiful roadster” award, vying for a 9-foot-tall trophy and $10,000 in prize money. (gina ferazzi / los angeles times)






oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89


paris — emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.riva died friday afternoon in a clinic in paris after a long illness, her agent, anne alvares correa, told the ociated press.riva was oscar-nominated for her role in "amour, " michael haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple.with riva starring alongside another french movie legend, jean-louis trintignant, it won the academy award for best foreign language film. they played a loving, elderly parisian couple, one of whom has a stroke. "amour" also won the palme d'or at the cannes film festival.but jennifer lawrence won the academy award for best actress that year, for her performance as a young widower in "silver linings playbook."






beautiful timelapses of hawaiian lava flows


this p og her spent three days and nights capturing beautiful p os of lava flows in hawaii. this video turns those into stunning timelapses.full story at youtube.more great vids. posted by josh urich






trump signs order to temporarily shut nation's door to most refugees and start '


president trump signed an executive order friday that temporarily halts the nation’s refugee program and ushers in the most sweeping changes in more than 40 years to how the u.s. welcomes the world’s most vulnerable people.the order blocks all refugees from entering the u.s. for 120 days and suspends the acceptance of refugees from war-torn syria indefinitely.“we want to ensure that we are not letting into our country the very threats that our soldiers are fighting overseas,” trump said after swearing in new defense secretary james n. mattis at the pentagon.trump also blocked visa applicants entirely from a list of countries that the administration considers of major terrorism concern, including iraq, iran, libya, somalia, sudan and yemen, until a new “extreme vetting” procedure for visa a






dry for 40 years: ft. moore hill's drought is about to end


it’s so large, it’s easy not to notice it.its 400 feet of brick, mosaic tile and glazed terra cotta could be nothing but an odd retaining wall keeping what’s left of ft. moore hill from falling.on the speedway that hill street becomes between downtown and chinatown, a motorist could never appreciate the structure’s eloquently worded tribute to military service, the pioneering spirit and california history.“it’s the most historically and geog hically important monument that nobody knows about,” said clare haggarty, manager of l.a. county’s art collections. “it’s where los angeles really began, and it’s huge, and so many people don’t know it exists.”it’s the most historically and geog hically important monument that nobody knows about.— clare haggarty, manager of l.a. county’s art collection






what all those dead trees mean for the sierra nevada


the ponderosa pine had taken root decades before the revolutionary war, making a stately stand on this western sierra nevada slope for some 300 years, nate stephenson figures. then e the beetle blitzkrieg. now the tree is a dab in the gray and rusty death stain smeared across the mountain range.at the base of its m ive trunk, a piece of bark has been cut off, revealing an etched swirl of insect trails. higher up, naked branches reach out, as if from a many-armed scarecrow.“this was alive until the drought killed it,” stephenson says mournfully. the u.s. forest service estimates that since 2010, more than 102 million drought-stressed and beetle-ravaged trees have died across 7.7 million acres of california forest. more than half of those died last year alone.ecologists nathan l. stephenson,






jacqueline fernandez amuses the paparazzi at the airport


jacqueline fernandez amuses the paparazzi at the airportdecades of connecting bollywood celebrities with their fans.for over 6 decades, filmfare has been the official handbook on bollywood for their die-hard fans with its exclusive interviews, cl y p o shoots, insider stories, sneak peeks, bollywood fashion coverage, movie reviews and special features. filmfare captures bollywood's biggest stars and divas at their colourful, candid, beautiful, quirky and even spoilt best.cover price: rs. 60 per issue | periodicity: fortnightly | no. of issues yearly:26






varun dhawan and alia bhatt’s late night shenanigans


varun dhawan and alia bhatt’s late night shenanigansdecades of connecting bollywood celebrities with their fans.for over 6 decades, filmfare has been the official handbook on bollywood for their die-hard fans with its exclusive interviews, cl y p o shoots, insider stories, sneak peeks, bollywood fashion coverage, movie reviews and special features. filmfare captures bollywood's biggest stars and divas at their colourful, candid, beautiful, quirky and even spoilt best.cover price: rs. 60 per issue | periodicity: fortnightly | no. of issues yearly:26






shah rukh khan and salman khan clicked at international customs day


shah rukh khan and salman khan clicked at international customs daydecades of connecting bollywood celebrities with their fans.for over 6 decades, filmfare has been the official handbook on bollywood for their die-hard fans with its exclusive interviews, cl y p o shoots, insider stories, sneak peeks, bollywood fashion coverage, movie reviews and special features. filmfare captures bollywood's biggest stars and divas at their colourful, candid, beautiful, quirky and even spoilt best.cover price: rs. 60 per issue | periodicity: fortnightly | no. of issues yearly:26






a new computer as beautiful as a vintage apple i


by updated jan. 27, 2017 4:39 p.m. et back in the day… way back in the day, computers were diy kits, essentially just a motherboard and some instructions. in many cases, you had to build the exterior housing for the components yourself. this is how it was with the apple i, the then-fledgling company’s very first computer. the $666.66 kit included only a circuit board; it was up to you to supply the keyboard, monitor, processor, memory and nerdy aspirations. customers built cases out of whatever they had sitting around (or could cobble together using their limited carpentry skills). some used briefcases; others crafted wood boxes, like the one shown at... to read the full story, subscribe or sign in






kangana ranaut, sidharth mal ra, arjun kapoor clicked at international customs d


kangana ranaut, sidharth mal ra, arjun kapoor clicked at international customs daydecades of connecting bollywood celebrities with their fans.for over 6 decades, filmfare has been the official handbook on bollywood for their die-hard fans with its exclusive interviews, cl y p o shoots, insider stories, sneak peeks, bollywood fashion coverage, movie reviews and special features. filmfare captures bollywood's biggest stars and divas at their colourful, candid, beautiful, quirky and even spoilt best.cover price: rs. 60 per issue | periodicity: fortnightly | no. of issues yearly:26






interesting thing of the day


in his 1850 novel the black tulip, french author alexandre dumas (père) describes a competition, initiated by the dutch city of haarlem in the 1670s, in which 100,000 florins (150 florins being the average yearly income at the time) would be given to the first person who could grow a black tulip. although dumas’s story is fictional, it is based on a very real phenomenon that took place in the netherlands in the early 17th century.between 1634 and 1637, the netherlands (then called the united provinces) saw the rise and fall of many fortunes due to an intense period of tulip trading. now described as tulipomania, it involved the wild overvaluation of certain types of tulip, leading to the eventual crash of the inflated market.it might seem strange that tulips inspired such an economic frenz






know your actor: dimple kapadia.


know your actor: dimple kapadia.1/5all comments (0)“there’s a light in a woman’s eyes that speaks louder than words.” — arthur conan doyle, the hound of the baskervillesshe married the superstar of the ‘’70s, rajesh khanna. but dimple kapadia’s life is no less phenomenal. married to both the arc-lights and a megastar in the same year she chose to give up one for the other. but dimple khanna soon grew up to some excruciating home truths. she yearned for the view outside... never mind if it meant walking down alien alleys. from there began her tryst with herself – as an actor, as a woman. a bunch of formula films later, she broke into the parallel orbit and erted her credibility as an actor. aitbaar, kaash, lekin, rudaali, krantiveer, angaar, luck by chance, being cyrus, finding fanny... dim






oculus/zenimax case goes to jury as damages sought increases to $4 billion


the lawsuit threatening the future of facebook’s oculus vr may have just gotten a lot more expensive.yesterday, in closing statements the legal team representing zenimax media asked the jury in a dallas courtroom to rule against oculus vr and award $2 billion in compen ion as well as another $2 billion in punitive damages, polygon reports.the case, which hinges on the claim that oculus vr and its founder palmer luckey stole fundamental vr technologies from zenimax media subsidiary id software, erts that these contributions were fundamental to the success of the company, which was acquired by facebook for around $3 billion in march of 2014.in delivering closing statements, zenimax attorney anthony sammi referenced findings that information had been erased from oculus computers just three mi






why you should thank mary tyler moore for your yoga pants and leggings


when mary tyler moore was cast to play laura petrie on “the dick van dyke show” in 1961, she was a 25-year-old dancer and actress with a short resume and long legs. she also had something else — a defining characteristic that propelled her into tv history. call it “spunk.”that spunk made her america’s sweetheart and a subtle, smiling challenge to the status quo for women on tv. moore e to be laura in a very old-school hollywood way. she had appeared as happy point, a cat-eared, leotard-wearing mascot for an appliance company and then in “richard diamond: private detective” as the titular character’s secretary, sam.but sam was never seen. she was known only by her alluring legs under a desk as she took calls for the boss. it was eye-rollingly reductive, but moore used it to her a ntage. she






comedy pet p og hy awards open for entries: digital p og hy review


looking to kickstart your pet's career as an internet sen ion? the organizers behind the comedy wildlife awards have a new competition that's a little closer to home. entries are now being accepted for the inaugural comedy pet p og hy awards, and the winner will be awarded £2000 for their funniest p o of a domestic animal. p os can be submitted online through may 31st. the competition is presented with the animal welfare society, and entries will be judged by a panel of nature and wildlife p og hers. the terms and conditions lay out all guidelines for qualifying entries, and they're refreshingly written in plain and simple english.tuesday 24th januaryfor immediate releaseinaugural comedy pets p og hy award has been launched following success of comedy wildlife p og hy awardslaunched by ren






between the streams: the last jedi, apocalypse now rpg, and more


dt’s weekly entertainment show, between the streams, is your guide to all of the test, most important, and (of course) dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment, providing a handy recap of the week that was, and a preview for what’s ahead. follow us here every friday, or add us via rss, itunes, or stitcher at the links below to take bts on the road!      deep in the heart of winter, the biggest news this week is (as you may have guessed) the star wars episode viii title reveal, the last jedi. are they talking about luke? are they talking about rey? could this mean luke dies and rey takes over his mantle, or, as many internet supernerds have pointed out, could they be using the plural of the word — it’s jedi either way you slice it. on today’s show, we’ll be taking on the myst






benjamin hernandez to be deported for the sixth time, let’s copy mexico, they de


while many mexican politicians including president enrique peña nieto decry gop president trump’s proposal for a border wall, mexico reportedly deports nine in 10 central american illegal migrants south of its own border.univision reports that mexico strictly enforces its own immigration laws through strong border security which has led to the deportation of 87 percent, 92 percent, and 96 percent of illegal salvadoran, honduran and guatemalan migrants respectively. the deportation data is valid for the first four months of 2016.a total of 43,506 central american illegal migrants were booted out of mexico in the first third of 2016.from october 2013 to april 2014, the united states apprehended 159,103 “other than mexicans,” three times the 49,893 central americans detained by mexico.“mexico






20 best love quotes to inspire your love


here is a short collection of 20 love quotes which will inspire you to express your love. love is probably the best feeling that does not depend on any outward beauty. many poets, artists and ians have graced us with some extra ordinary lines which makes us feel what they’re feeling and inspire us the most to express our love.so lets have a look at those words.1-“love isn’t something you find. love is something that finds you.” -loretta young2-“gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” -albert einstein3-“if you live to be a hundred, i want to live to be a hundred minus one day so i never have to live without you.” -a. a.milne4-“the love we give away is the only love we keep.” -elbert hubbard5-“all, everything that i understand, i only understand because i love.” -leo tols






how positive writing will help you to live a happier life


think positivethe power of positive thinking is not to be underestimated. the growth in wellness and happiness paigns in the last decade have been astronomical. scientists have gotten on board to study brain patterns in order to discover what makes us happy. yoga studios and wellness centers are booming businesses. positivity is on the menu for a lot of people. everyone wants to find out the secret to becoming a more positive and happy person.though there are many roads to happiness, a powerful tool in this quest has to do with writing. positive thinking is great, but it’s actually quite hard to accomplish when you’re used to thinking negatively most of the time. writing things down, on the other hand, is a much easier first step for most people. by keeping a journal with positive writing






sir john hurt, 1940-2017 / boing boing


actor john hurt, famous for his gravelly-yet-vulnerable voice and craggy appearance, is reported dead at 77. known for his roles in alien, elephant man, nineteen-eighty four, doctor who and the harry potter series, hurt was knighted in 2015 for services to drama and won two golden globes, four baftas and two academy award nominations.report this ad here he is reprising his most famous scene, in a comic turn in mel brooks' spaceballs. my first encounter with his brilliance, though, was in watership down, where he played bunny hero hazel. i'm certain john's off to join a fine owsla.report this ad“how will you make it on your own?,” the theme song asked a “ ,” played by mary tyler moore. “this world is awfully big.” she made it, after all. “today, beloved icon, mary tyler moore, p ed away at






weekly roundup: appdynamics sells to cisco ahead of ipo, czi buys meta


this week saw numerous acquisitions, three major tech lawsuits and government agencies going rogue on twitter. these are the biggest stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news.1. appdynamics, which helps companies monitor application performance, was supposed to go public this week. but the ipo was called off in favor o iant $3.7 billion acquisition from cisco. the ipo would have valued appdynamics at around $2 billion. while the acquisition was part of cisco’s long-term focus on cloud software, at its core, the deal was actually a data play.2. mark zuckerberg and priscilla chan’s $45 billion philanthropy organization made its first acquisition. the chan zuckerberg initiative bought up meta, an ai-powered research search engine. meta’s ai recognizes authors and citations between pape






amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boi


mistablik is an american high-school student who put his mind to finding alternate uses for the lockers that lined his school’s hallways — lockers that sit empty as students switch over to electronic textbooks — and decided to build a tiny, secure, arduino-based vending machine that would sell soda to his fellow students.the good junk (@thegoodjunk) is a blog which posts a beautiful gadget a day. not all of them are 40-year-old braun or b&o appliances, either! (a lot of them are.) pictured above is the casio xw-pd1 performance synthesizer, which was made in 19a5. below is a minitel terminal.super retro-boy is a compact, minimal reimplementation of nintendo’s cl ic game boy with the look as well as the tech. it plays real cartidges, including those from the full-color game boy a nce—pre






toast to willie nelson with seven spanish angels beer


if there is one person who embodies texas as a spirit, a people, a nation, it’s willie nelson. the man is literally a living legend. it doesn’t matter who you are, politician, celebrity, average joe—when you’re in the presence of willie, when you get a chance to see him perform, it’s amazing.i’ve had the pleasure of seeing willie nelson perform many times, most recently with the federalist’s own ben domenech at last year’s austin city limits festival. that day willie was joined on stage by a dozen people, including other ians who were performing at the festival, his family, and the man who serves as his unofficial sidekick, the man who introduced him to the tens of thousands of people in the crowd, matthew mcconaughey.the ians who joined willie on stage, including margo price and nathaniel






fight your way through flying space debris in hyperburner


these days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. so how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the temple runs from the temple jumps? allow us to help by regularly selecting a game you should play. space-flying fanatics take note: hyperburner lets you take a trip to a galaxy far, far away, where you can dip, dive, and barrel-roll your way through futuristic space highways.the first thing you’ll notice about hyperburner is that it’s beautiful and unique—this isn’t some cobbled-together endless runner full of procedurally-generated geometric obstacles. the game features smooth, high-resolution g hics and six visually stunning (and distinct) zones. each zone has its own unique atmosphere and obstacles—one zone is orange and cloudy and full of rocks and a






comic about three weeks on an oceanog hic research vessel / boing boing


octavia butler is a name to conjure with: the first african-american woman to rise to prominence in science fiction, butler’s fiction inspired generations of writers by mixing rousing adventure stories with nuanced, razor-sharp parables about race and gender in america; she was the first science fiction writer to be awarded the macarthur genius grant, and her sudden and untimely death left a hole in the hearts of her readers, proteges and admirers. after dismissing civil rights icon john lewis as “all talk,” donald trump catapulted lewis’ march trilogy comic on the civil rights movement back to the best-seller charts, where it has stayed all month. this week, it won four american library ociation awards.fletcher hanks comics are incredibly violent, incredibly stupid, and incredibly beauti






7 ways to make your home one you're excited to come back to each day


when you think of your home, does it evoke a welcoming, cozy, happy feeling? our homes are a personal extension of ourselves. when we walk through the door, we should feel joy, contentment and peace. although most of us want these things for our homes, we don’t always know where to start in creating this atmosphere.below are must-know design ideas on how to make a happy home.use soothing colors and textureslook around your home and take in your surroundings. does it exude soothing colors and textures that are both welcoming and inviting?a home with soothing shades and soft textures set the overall mood. think tranquil blues, greens, greys, whites, and beiges. choose soft furniture with rounded edges and hardwood floors with soft area rugs. use soft lighting and candles to produce a calming






dell xps 13 2-in-1 review


once bulky and awkward, 2-in-1 devices matured with grace in 2016. awesome new options from acer, hp, and lenovo suddenly made the 2-in-1 a reasonable alternative to a traditional clamshell laptop. unlike their predecessors, these devices didn’t sacrifice laptop usability to gain tablet convenience.there was one company notably missing from their ranks – dell. but that changed at ces 2017, as the company proudly launched its xps 13 2-in-1. the late arrival of this system puts all the more pressure on it. in mid-2016 it would’ve had little competition. today, that’s no longer true.you’ll need at least $999 to buy the xps 13 2-in-1. that only snags you a core i5-7y54 processor, 4gb of ram, and a 128gb hard drive. since the dell’s competitors tend to offer 8gb of ram and a 256gb ssd in base m






describing the textures of the night sky


paul sutter is an astrophysicist at the ohio state university and the chief scientist at cosi science center. sutter is also host of ask a spaceman, realspace and cosi science now.  science is for sharing: scientists and science communicators have an obligation to spread their knowledge to as many audiences as possible. that process already involves a major translation, from the math and jargon-infused language of scientific inquiry to plain ol' workaday english (or to the language of your choice). in that translation, we rely heavily on visual descriptions, especially in astronomy, which is such a visual-based science. how many times do we describe the sight of an accretion disk around a distant black hole, or the fantastic fireworks of a supernova explosion? how many plots, g hs and imag






exploring orion's wonders using mobile astronomy apps


every year at this time, the evening sky is dominated by the eye-catching constellation orion, the hunter, and his famous three-starred belt. the constellation contains some of the sky's most spectacular sights within reach of the naked eye, binoculars or telescopes of any size. orion's spectacular stars and the bright nebulas in his sword and belt are well worth a look on chilly winter nights. your favorite mobile astronomy app can help you find them and see what they look like, even if you don't own a telescope. let's bundle up against the winter chill and tour orion's wonders.  where's orion? the constellation of orion, the hunter is well-known for several reasons. first, it straddles the celestial equator, making it visible throughout the world. second, most of its stars are bright en






angad bedi talks about pink, dear zindagi and his increasing female fan followin


angad bedi talks about pink, dear zindagi and his increasing female fan following1/3all comments (0)he could well be dubbed as the man women ‘love to hate’. credit that to angad bedi’s menacing portrayal of the pumped-on-power misogynist rajveer singh in shoojit sircar’s pink. restrained yet ruthless, his was a performance that simmered with disdain and disrespect to both – authority and women. then more recently, he did a complete volte face when he played the ‘ideal’ suitor sid to alia bhatt’s kaira in gauri shinde’s dear zindagi. the two diverse but defining roles have brought angad back on the pitch.as we sit in his creatively done up sea-facing home, there’s a sense of relief on his face. a quite glow of achievement that one enjoys after being vindicated. after all he ducked a promisi






property: business as usual?


we’ve already seen a lot of real estate activity in 2017 and we’re not even up to the super bowl, which traditionally kicks off the start of the sales season here in southern california. if our prognosticator skills are intact and january is any indication, we’re in for another busy housing market as prices continue to creep upward.– neal j. leitereg and lauren bealewhere the stars align producer richard perry and actress jane fonda are ready for a scene change in beverly hills, listing their home of five years for sale at $12.999 million.the contemporary-style home, built in 1961 and completely renovated, was previously owned by emmy award-winning television director john rich, who died in 2012 at 86. fonda and perry paid $7.3 million for the home that year.the multi-level 7,500-square-fo






what to do with nukes? blow up dangerous comets, of course


when the comet siding spring was detected early in 2013, initial predictions suggested that there was a "non-negligible chance" that it would hit mars the following year. thought to be up to half a mile wide, the comet ended up missing the red planet by a cosmic hair's breadth, much to the disappointment of computational geophysicist cathy plesko. "i think i was the most excited person on the planet!" plesko recalled recently. "because if it would have hit mars, i would have had a published thesis with predictions about how that was going to go." plesko is based at the los alamos national laboratory in new mexico and works with a team of scientists in a number of institutions who are focused on impacts on planetary bodies and simulations of impact mitigation techniques. an impact on mars






93-year-old wwii vet strikes patriotic chord with his harmonica


closeskip in skipxembedxshare 93-year-old "harmonica pete" dupre performs the national anthem on the harmonica before a rochester amerks hockey game. (january 2017) carlos ortizbuy p o"harmonica pete" dupre, 93, rehearses before performing the national anthem on the harmonica before the rochester amerks' game at the blue cross arena at the war memorial. dupre served as a medic treating the wounded in the united states army during world war ii.(p o: carlos ortiz/@cfortiz_dandc/staff p og her, staff p og her)buy p owith a father who could play hundreds of songs on the harmonica, the dupre family of penfield enjoyed an interesting and entertaining upbringing.“oh yes," mary ann dupre said. “we had great pfires."at 93, peter dupre’s fire is still burning bright, his soulful notes reaching an au






ricoh announces pentax kp with new shake reduction system and 24mp sensor: digit


ricoh has announced the pentax kp, a more compact, modernized version (but not a replacement, after late confirmation from ricoh) of the k-3 ii which features a new 'high sensitivity' 24mp sensor and improved in-body image stabilization system.the new cmos sensor brings with it a top iso of 819,200 and an electronic shutter that tops out at 1/24000 sec (the mechanical shutter goes to 1/6000 sec). the kp uses the new 5-axis 'shake reduction ii' ibis system, first seen on the k-1 full-framer, which offers up to 5 stops of stabilization according to ricoh. as with other pentax models, the kp supports pixel shift resolution as well as aa filter simulation. the kp uses the same safox 11 autofocus system as the k-3 ii, meaning that it has 27 points, 25 of which are cross-type.the kp's body is re






where and how to stream some of this year's best oscar nominees


it’s oscar time again—the 89th oscar time to be exact. the oscars can be enormously frustrating (does anyone still think that ordinary people deserved to beat raging bull for best picture?) and controversial. last year brought up the “oscarssowhite” tirade, but this year there are several non-white faces nominated, as well as several profound documentaries about racism in america. and mel gibson appears to have been forgiven after some appalling, controversial behavior, receiving his first best director nomination since winning that trophy in 1996 for braveheart. the oscars were created to celebrate movies, and the power of movies. sure, it’s a sort of self-celebration, hollywood using the power of show business to promote the power of show business, but it’s a fun spectacle, and there a






5 things you need to know this weekend


president trump sits at his desk on air force one upon his arrival at andrews air force base, md., on jan. 26, 2017.(p o: pablo martinez monsivais, ap) 13 connectlinkedinemailmorehello, vlad. it's me, donaldweek one is done. to kick off his second week, president trump will speak with russian president vladimir putin urday for the first time since the inauguration. trump remains steadfast in his hope to develop a closer relationship with russia (cue the bromance). his first week w ped up with a visit from british prime minister theresa may (cheers for the apple juice) and a phone call with mexican president enrique peña nieto, who had canceled a visit with trump after a border wall dispute. trump greets british prime minister theresa may as she arrives at the white house on jan. 27, 2017. 






the coming war on general-purpose computing / boing boing


lockdown the coming war on general-purpose computingby cory doctorow -share this articletweetthis article is based on a keynote speech to the chaos computer congress in berlin, dec. 2011. general-purpose computers are astounding. they're so astounding that our society still struggles to come to grips with them, what they're for, how to accommodate them, and how to cope with them. this brings us back to something you might be sick of reading about: copyright. but bear with me, because this is about something more important. the shape of the copyright wars clues us into an upcoming fight over the destiny of the general-purpose computer itself. in the beginning, we had packaged software and we had sneakernet. we had floppy disks in ziplock bags, in cardboard boxes, hung on pegs in shops, and