bad ideas

bad ideas

Canada Is Looking to Airbnb to Help Fix Its Housing Crisis

This is a terrible idea.
Jordan Pearson
10.5.17
bad ideas

Experts Call This Mushroom-Identifying App 'Potentially Deadly'

Its creator says it's only meant to be used as a reference.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.25.17
bad ideas

London Cops' Emails Sent With No Encryption, Open to Interception

You’d think cops would care about cybersecurity that much more.
Joseph Cox
3.3.17
bad ideas

Why Didn’t the Dream of a Laptop Upgrade Slot Take Off?

With PCMCIA (also known as PC Card), it was easy to upgrade our old laptops. Now, though, the tech has been relegated to a depressing bureaucratic fate.
Ernie Smith
1.30.17
videos

How Did This Guy Manage to Accidentally Livestream Setting His House on Fire?

We translated events in an attempt to find out what the hell happened.
Emiko Jozuka
10.5.15
earth

Drones Are Grounding Wildfire Fighting Aircraft in California

Airborne fire-fighting is sketchy enough.
Michael Byrne
7.19.15
Culture

Area Dad Does Very Dad Thing with Drone

Things to not do with your drone: Follow your child to school.
Jason Koebler
4.22.15
machines

TGI Fridays Already Crashed Its Drone Into Someone's Face

Did anyone think “Mobile Mistletoe” was actually a good idea?
Jason Koebler
12.8.14
bad ideas

Are Biological Building Blocks the Secret to Machine Consciousness ?

A neuroscientist proposes growing cyborg brains from stem cells.
Michael Byrne
11.22.14
Culture

Yes, Forcing an Anaconda to Eat a Human on TV Is a Bad Idea

“Presenting this kind of film only plays on fear and sows bad seeds for an endangered species of an endangered ecosystem.”
Jason Koebler
11.10.14
Internet

Zoklet, the forum of bad ideas, has shuttered

The long-running community of aspiring degenerates has disbanded.
Roisin Kiberd
10.16.14
Drugs

Caffeine in a Salt Shaker Is the White, Energy-Boosting Powder No One Asked For

Snorting it "would wake your ass up immediately," the company says.
Jason Koebler
6.4.14
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