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The Half Brick
Managing Editor, Boing Boing
As seen in:  Wired
Covers:  culture, games, technology, fiction
Doesn't Cover: social networing, apps that aren't games

Managing Editor of Boing Boing

Why did you become a journalist?

To tell stories.

Puppy vs Air Conditioning

Reddit's creepiest character unmasked — Gawker's Adrian Chen unmasks Violentacrez, the man behind subreddits such as "Jailbait", "Creepshots" and "Chokeabitch". A troll exploits social dynamics like computer hackers exploit security loopholes, and Violentacrez calmly exploited the Reddit hive mind's powerful outrage machine and free speech values at the same time.

Death Metal meets J-Pop

New GoPro camera disliked — GoPro Hero4 Session is the company's first new camera in years, reports Fast Company's Daniel Terdiman. Priced at $399 and available throughout most of the world on July 12, the Hero4 Session is half the size and 40% lighter than the existing Hero4 line of cameras.

Where childhood memories go — Chances are you don't remember much from before you were 3. The way we narrate our worlds to ourselves is a big part of it: for memories to remain accessible, writes Alasdair Wilkins, our younger s...

Dictators' favorite surveillance company hacked and exposed online — "Hacking Team" is a badly-named security contractor that helps governments spy on activists and journalists. It got hacked, badly, and more than 400GB of its data is now public. Widely shared online, the stolen data includes a list of the countries that have bought Hacking Team's main surveillance tool, Da Vinci, and emails suggesting intelligence agencies use it to spy on activists and journalists.

Burt's Bees founder dead at 80 — Immortalized in ink on the packaging of millions of salves, balms and other earthy cosmetics, Burt Shavitz's physical form has moved on. It is with broken hearts that we must convey the saddest news: Burt Shavitz, our co-founder and namesake, has left for greener fields and wilder woods.

Why does everyone hate U2? — Annie Zaleskie tackles a baffling conundrum: why do so many people dislike a band led by a man who says things like "as a person who's been a lifelong member of Amnesty International, of all human-...

How to make Sriracha sauce

Reddit moderators revolt over sacking of popular admin — A number of Reddit communities were effectively shut down last night to protest the unexpected departure of staffer Victoria Taylor, an important liaison between Reddit's employees and its army of ...
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Jul 07, 2015

That doesn't mean it will fail or that it can't generate one, its just what it is, right now, to its users.

Jul 07, 2015

Voat is a refugee camp. It's a replica with no native community.

Jul 07, 2015

If you have a toxic comments section or forums, now's the time to strategically push them out. If you have a good one: stay on top of it

Jul 07, 2015

Surely at this point Fox can just procedurally-generate episode of The Simpsons in entirety.

Jul 07, 2015

Why I hate wordpress, part 2: people saying "if you don't like the default shit, plug in some more shit"

Jul 07, 2015

Why I hate wordpress in a nutshell: "Not only will I default to letting people upload 10MB images, I will link them to themselves"

Jul 07, 2015

If you want a vision of Florida, Winston, imagine Hulk Hogan appearing in court in a bandana and tshirt, forever

Jul 07, 2015

@Ihnatko @minifig @xeni You'll head past anger when you get to "kept mum's body for days after her death" and "cock stank of pinesol"

Jul 07, 2015

@Ihnatko @minifig @xeni Please don't feel obliged to! Literally the most horrible rabbit hole in the history of media

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