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Robogames: photos, and Monty Reed’s exoskeleton walk suit

Monday, June 19th, 2006

The annual Robogames expo took place this weekend in San Francisco. Scott Beale shot some great photos here. And here's an interesting GETV video clip in which Violet Blue interviews Monty Reed, who built a robotic exoskeleton to help disabled people ...

Google sued for “profiting from child porn”

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Snip from CNET story: Google has made child pornography an "obscenely profitable and integral part" of its business and must be stopped, a new lawsuit claims. Jeffrey Toback, a Democratic representative in New York's Nassau County Legislature, charged in a complaint filed Thursday ...

When you play Wagner backwards, it goes, “I LOVE SATAN”

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

A new documentary about heavy metal music history explores the musical phenomenon known as "The Devil's Interval," which was suppressed by church authorities during the Middle Ages. Snip: On the surface there might appear to be no link between Black ...

SF DayWithoutAnImmigrant snapshots, blog accounts

Monday, May 1st, 2006

BoingBoing pal Todd "Telstar Logistics" Lappin shot photos of demonstrations in San Francisco today, including this one, a skyscraper's-eye view of the crowd moving down Market street. Link to Todd's photos from today's SF protests. At left, another photo of SF "Day without an Immigrant" protests from above, this in ...

Are the dishes in the dishwasher clean or dirty?

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

HOWTO embroider this frisky little content status indicator for your dishwashing machine: Link (thanks, Violet Blue!)

Moment of couture zen: death, pirates, fashion.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

A cerebral meditation on why deathmotifs in clothing look badass: "Ever since pirates first sailed under the skull and crossbones, it has been associated with death. Now, this morbid symbol flies again in the upcoming fashion season." Link to Sleek Magazine ...

Video: ’70s Yakuzasploitation chicks-with-swords flick

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Found on YouTube, this trailer for a 1970s female yakuzasploitation film: live action sequences interspersed with beautifully stylized line drawings. Warning: contains exposed boobs, a "heinous crotch-gouge" episode, and hot babes with swords (all in less than 30 seconds!) Link to "Female Yakuza Tale."(Thanks, Reverse Cowgirl!) Update: Whups, looks ...

HOWTO surf adult material online safely

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Violet Blue has posted an extensive tutorial on surfing web porn safely. It's full of pragmatic tips on how to avoid popups, virii, and bad link hygeine, and includes helpful privacy pointers, too. Snip (links mine): I list the bad things ...

Indian women bloggers protest “eve teasing” online

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

I'm several days late getting to this one, but better late than never: Violet Blue tells BoingBoing, The Blank Noise Project is a blog-a-thon that Indian women did on March 7 to raise awareness about "eve teasing." This extreme form  of public ...

Car Repair toolkit for chyxx0rs

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Girls, don't you hate it when your tool bag doesn't match the hot pink mini and gogo boot set you happen to be wearing when you find yourself suddenly stranded on the highway? God I hate it when that happens. No more: this Barbie-colored bag contains everything from ice scrapers ...