Michael Gaynor


The Internet Is Crowdfunding the Release of 4,358 Secret CIA Mind Control Documents

Twelve years after receiving a cache of CIA documents related to the MKUltra program, John Greenewald of the Black Vault realized that thousands of pages had been omitted. Now, he's asking the internet for help.
Michael Gaynor

Telecom Lobbyists Have Stalled 70 State-Level Bills That Would Protect Consumer Privacy

In 2018 alone, the telecom lobby has killed or stalled a whole host of legislation that would prevent ISPs from selling your data.
Michael Gaynor

This Coder Fit a Bootable CD and Video Game Into a Tweet

How to write a video game in 277 characters.
Michael Gaynor

Researchers Have Discovered a New Shape, and It’s Inside Your Skin

The “scutoid” is a newly uncovered geometrical creation, and the secret to why our organs are shaped the way they are.
Michael Gaynor
laws of motion

Two Men Allegedly Stole $8 Million Worth of Rare Books, Including Newton’s ‘Principia’

An archivist and an antique bookseller allegedly conspired to steal hundreds of items from the Carnegie Library rare books room.
Michael Gaynor

The Bowling Mechanic Keeping America’s Favorite Pastime Alive

The latest episode of State of Repair shows the hard, dangerous, and sometimes beautiful work of repairing bowling machinery.
Michael Gaynor

Bethesda Says Fears Around the 'Fallout: New California' Mod 'Is Little Ado About Nothing'

A Fallout modder thought his creation was in legal jeopardy, but publisher Bethesda says people can make mods about whatever they want.
Michael Gaynor

The US Has 4.6 Million Foreign Gold Coins Stashed in a Vault in New York

The coins were supposed to be melted into gold bars, but were instead preserved in a vault.
Michael Gaynor
Board Games

These People Are Selling the CIA's Internal Board Game to the Public

The plans for an internal CIA training game were released to the public last month—now it's becoming real and getting Kickstarted.
Michael Gaynor
Board Games

We Asked Game Designers If the CIA's El Chapo Board Game Is Any Good

The newly declassified training board game "clearly was done by people who love games."
Michael Gaynor
Board Games

Virtual Reality Will Keep Your Board Game Crew Together

Board games allow us to disconnect and hang out with our friends, so strapping goggles to your face seems antithetical to the premise. But VR could be transformational for friends scattered around the world.
Michael Gaynor
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Listen to Chiptune Music Made With an Orchestra of Apple II Computers

'Class Apples' is an album recorded using the 40-year-old Apple II's 1-bit sound system.
Michael Gaynor