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Matt Shirley (better known via Instagram as mattsurelee) tries to make a whiteboard chart every day, with oft-delightful results. Anyone who has spent time with corporate drones in a team-building offsite or quarterly planning session knows these whiteboards are rarely delightful, though occasionally they’re unintentionally hilarious. He’s also on Twitter,…

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When mainland US cities like Houston and Miami get hit by hurricanes, they rely on mutual aid deals with out-of-state and Canadian power authorities to rebuild, as hundreds of skilled maintenance workers flood in and work for free to get their grid up and running; but debt-crushed Puerto Rico…

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The Constitution requires the government to undertake a census every ten years, and the results of this census are key to everything from drawing up electoral maps to allocating funding to deciding on zoning: what you measure, you treasure. So it was alarming when, last May, we learned…

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A survey by the Military Times found that nearly a quarter of US servicepeople see “white nationalism” among their peers, and believe that the white nationalist agenda is more of a national security threat than “Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.” Non-white troops are more likely to have concerns…

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This innovative, ultra-portable display system combines a tablet, an HD projector, and a 13200mAh power bank, and it’s currently being offered in the Boing Boing Store. [embedded content] Projectors allow you to instantly turn any dimly-lit room into a movie theater or presentation space. But ensuring device connectivity usually means…

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Last year I bought this mailbox light. You stick it inside your mailbox (it’s got peel-off sticky tape). Two sensors – light and motion – sense what’s happening. If they sense darkness and no motion (door closed) nothing happens. If they sense light and motion (opening the box in the…

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