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Tuesday October 16, 2018. 04:39 PM
A new report from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority attributes the majority (51%-73%) of the prodigious 2010-2016 increase in San Francisco traffic congestion on Uber and Lyft; the rideshare companies dispute the finding and say that it's really down to...
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Tech-sector workers have enormous market-power: companies find it easier to raise cash than to use it to hire qualified developers. Almost every business -- not just Big Tech -- is bidding on tech talent. People mock Google's 'Don't Be Evil' motto, but when you're courting ...
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This is what the kids are up to these days, at least the kids in the dance program at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, Arizona. You may remember last year when they performed a dance version of The Wizard of Oz for their homecoming pep rally. This year, they've...
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114,659 of New York's public school students is homeless, bouncing from shelters to relatives' beds: homelessness is a predictor of poor academic performance for all the obvious reasons, including very long commutes to school (some students' families have ended up at...
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In the late 2000s, Jamaican authorities launched a crackdown on drug dealers, extraditing the country's most notorious crime-bosses to the USA; the power-vacuum was filled by telephone advance-fee fraud (419/Spanish Prisoner/etc) scammers who targeted American victims,...
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They're figuring out what we really want from a 21st Century deathbot: moves. When was the last time a human was seen in one of these videos? Perhaps in the next one we'll see a human crawling on all fours over ice, making loud engine noises between terrified whimpers, only...
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To make it clear that it's run by skateboarders for skateboarders, East Vancouver's Drive Skate Shop put a skateable sign in front of its store. The two-sided wood veneer 'sandwich board' is not only skateable but looks great too. (Web Urbanist)
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Charles Phoenix's famous Cherpumple concept (stacked CHErry, PUMpkin, apPLE pies baked in a layer of cake) is being made into an epic parade float. Former Disney Art Directors Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily are crafting a 10-foot-tall Cherpumple wedge -- which Charles, the...
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Paul Allen, billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, philanthropist, science fiction fan, and founder of Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the Experience Museum Project), has died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65. 'From technology to science to ...
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Donalddaters.com is an app for people who want to have sex with white supremacists; it launched today and promptly leaked all 1600 of its users' data: 'users' names, profile pictures, device type, their private messages — and access tokens, which can be used to take over...
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More on the story of how Epson tricked its customers into installing a fake 'update' to their printers so that they would stop accepting third-party and refilled ink cartridges: not only does this force Epson customers to pay more for ink, but it puts everyone on the...
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Monday October 15, 2018. 10:55 PM
Fendi is taking a beating online after creating a pink scarf that resembles female genitalia, bush and all. The Italian luxury fashion brand took down their £750 vulva-like 'Touch of Fur' shawl after the internet got wind of it (blue and red versions are still available). ...
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There's nothing more fun than a prank that brings great laughter to its victims, and this is what Chance the Rapper does when he becomes an undercover Lyft driver for a day. He drives unsuspecting passengers around Chicago and chats with them about all sorts of things,...
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In Japan, you don't have to drink your sake from a cup or a glass or even a bottle. If you're in the mood for a little imbibing on your walk home from work and don't want to worry about having to recycle a bottle or a can, or maybe you would just rather sip your booze from a ...
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One of the 'most bullied' people in the world -- Melania Trump, of course -- gets the Randy Rainbow treatment in 'Just Be Best.' It's the best. (Hey! Randy Rainbow is on tour.) RR previously on BB
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This playful puppy has made it his mission to knock every shampoo and soap bottle into the tub – 11 bottles in all. His excitement is contagious. To see more of this guy, check out his Instagram page, little_leo_the_cavapoo.
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Over the next century, higher temperatures and an increased number of droughts will hit the global barley supply, pushing beer prices way up. University of East Anglia economist Dabo Guan and his colleagues developed multiple scenarios based on several climate and economic...
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Solderer writes, 'Old-school humor Magazine The American Bystander was dropped by its printer, citing prurient content (i.e. humor). Publisher Michael Gerber describes the ongoing situation in terms that would doubtless please Benjamin 'Fart Proudly' Franklin.' When the...
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Alex Little writes, 'The Parkland kids created a rube goldberg machine that shows the predictable domino effect of responses from politicians and media after every school shooting.' Kesha and her younger brother Sage teamed up with March for Our Lives activists to create ...
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The Authors Alliance is a nonprofit that advocates for authors, libraries, readers and scholars (I'm on their advisory board); they've done a ton of great work, notably a tool for authors to claim their copyrights back from publishers, even when the original contract...
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