Douglas Stokes

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Tomorrow's cities: How the Venus Project is redesigning the future

Is it possible to create a radically different society? One where material possessions are unnecessary, where buildings are created in factories, where mundane jobs are automated?<p>Would you want to live in a city where the main aim of daily life is to improve personal knowledge, enjoy hobbies, or …

Smart Cities

Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" reenacted with librarians

From the New York Public Library's Tumblr, a great remake of the video for the Beastie Boys' classic "Sabotage," featuring librarians on high-speed …

Cross-examination about the finger

From an unspecified traffic-offense trial, a lawyer cross-examines a defendant about the difference between two hand gestures, one being "go past …

How the Daily Mail invented Britain's bungling-est spy-agency

Adam Curtis's latest piece for the BBC starts out as a strange history of the role that the <i>Daily Mail</i> had in the formation of the British MI5 …

Moto X, a new telephone, has wood veneer option

Steven Levy reports for <i>Wired</i> on Google-owned Motorola's attractive new handset, the Moto X, the fruit of a two-year project to reduce the company's …

Iranian government unveils finger-amputating machine for punishing "thieves"

The Iranian government has released photos of a machine that amputates thieves fingers using the state media agency. The photos show a blindfolded …

How to Cheat at Everything: an encyclopedia of cons

Back in 2007, I reviewed a great book called How to Cheat at Everything, by Simon Lovell. Lovell's book, nominally a guide to committing fraud, was …

Heard: an app that records what you heard 5 minutes ago

Heard is a useful app for settling those "but *I* said and then *you* said" arguments with your kids.<p>When you activate the app, it begins recording …

14-year-old girl who was called a "whore" for her pro-Choice sign expresses disappointment in adult world

Tuesday Cain is the 14-year-old Texas girl who designed the "Jesus isn't a dick so keep him out of my vagina" sign that went viral in a photo that …

What happens when actual prisoners play The Prisoner's Dilemma?

Photo: businessinsider.com<p>The Prisoner's Dilemma is a basic part of game theory. Two prisoners are given the choice between informing on the other, …

Amazing drum-solo

63-year-old Mary Hvizda, who has been drumming since the age of 15, crushes a drum-solo at Coalition Drum Shop in Lacrosse, WI.<p>Grandma Drummer<p><b>Update:</b> …

10 best gadgets to have in an emergency

Daughter records 'last dance' with her dad, who is dying of cancer

25-year old Rachel Wolf isn't married, but hopes to be one day, when she finds the right guy. Her father, Dr. James Wolf, is dying of metastatic …

You're vs Your song

Jonathan Mann sez, "The internet abounds with people misusing Your and You're. I wanted to write a simple catchy tune to help them remember which is …

Damned good advice

Shane Nickerson's "11 things it took me 42 years to learn" is damned good advice:<p>5. Stop comparing your life to others.<br>Your life has nothing to do …

A Musician Spent 24 Hours Posing for this Amazing Time-Lapse Music Video

Every once in a while someone gets really, really creative and it makes our jaws drop. Such is the case with UK pop artist Dan Black’s timelapse …

Sam the Skeleton – Portraits from Daily Life as a Skeleton

Suz Terzuola is in the midst of a 365 project with an unusual subject: a life-sized model skeleton named ‘Sam’. Bringing Sam into her everyday life …

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Microsoft call center worker fired for hanging up on a neo-nazi

Julian says: "We all have to deal with call centers and they are alas today's dark Satanic mills. A place where you can get low pay, high stress and …

Collapsible solar pavilion charges Volvo V60, fits in its trunk

How to make yourself more comfortable without air conditioning

I'm not a big fan of AC. It's not an ideological thing for me (although it's hard for me to not be aware of how much energy those systems draw). …

Red call-box graveyard

Last February, Chevalier von Windsor posted a bunch of gorgeous, amazing photos from the UK's phone booth graveyard, near the village of Carlton …