This is idiotic.
A Bay Area Toll Authority committee voted Wednesday to pay a consultant $10 million to produce a proposal for an Oakland-to-SF crossing.
Earlier estimates of the cost of a bike path, most likely attached to the sides of the approximately 2-mile western suspension span, placed the price at $400 million to $500 million. [...] Because attaching two paths would increase the weight of the suspension span, causing it to flatten slightly, the study suggested replacing the bridge decks with lighter materials, which could push the cost to $800 million to $1 billion.
Are you fucking kidding me? Can you imagine what a billion dollars of bike-infrastructure improvements in the city would look like?
Neither can I. But it wouldn't look like a single bike lane, hanging in the wind off a bridge.
Can you imagine what even ten million dollars of bike-infrastructure improvements in the city would look like?
Actually, I can: it would look like more than half of SFMTA's 2015 budget for bike infrastructure ($17.8M). Instead, we'll get a stack of design-fiction drawings from some parasitic consultancy. What the what?
Obviously improving bicycling infrastructure is a topic relevant to my interests, but this is a comically catastrophic use of public funds. Give me protected bike lanes on every major road in the city first, and you know what? I'll take the fucking train when I have to cross the bay.
New Emoji Candidates for Unicode 8.0:
The following proposed additions are for compatibility with other messaging and mail systems.
- ZIPPER-MOUTH FACE
- MONEY-MOUTH FACE
- FACE WITH THERMOMETER
- NERD FACE
- THINKING FACE
- FACE WITH ROLLING EYES
- UPSIDE-DOWN FACE
- FACE WITH HEAD-BANDAGE
- ROBOT FACE
- HUGGING FACE
- SIGN OF THE HORNS
- LION FACE
- BOW AND ARROW
Most Popularly Requested Emoji
- HOT DOG
- BOTTLE WITH POPPING CORK
- UNICORN FACE
- CHEESE WEDGE
I cannot find an image of what Unicode character 'SIGN OF THE HORNS' looks like, but I hope it's fucking metal.
I still think it's wrong that there is no , though.
maybe you just think it's a habit of yours
maybe the evil demon is deceiving you too
what is a dream but a series of lies designed to keep us immobilized in a dark room for hours at a time
that's a good point
i'm going to go back to sleep and i'll think about that while i'm dreaming
that sounds like something and evil demon would say
guess I'll just have to take that chance
are you really going back to sleep
are you sleeping
don't go to sleep
i want to talk about math
Previously, previously, previously.
has now gone full Muppet-Babies. I guess we're done here.
I was enjoying it when it was "Keyser Söze: Year One" starring Oswald Cobblepot, but now it's turning into what I expected it to be: a generic cop show where we learn that everyone you've ever heard of in a Batman comic had zany middle-school adventures together.
Wow, what a stinking log of Spielberg-flavored shit. I cringed less at the science in 7 seasons of Stargate SG-1
than I did in this saccharine turd. And that had less emo-exposition, too. And no precocious children.
This was like -- Prometheus bad.
it was like an episode from the even-worse-than-you-expected 2018 season of Dr. Who.
I thought it was a joke that they were pushing for the poop to be in the first cut, but I quickly learned that it was not a joke at all. It's basically like having all of the letters in the English alphabet, but getting rid of random ones. Like, "Let's take out 'B' because 'B' kind of offends me." We said, "We can't launch emoji without the poop." Not only is it extremely popular in Japan -- like extremely popular -- you can't just arbitrarily take letters out of the alphabet. [...]
I would reject the notion that it has one meaning [...] but I guess the most common use is probably "that's unfortunate, and I would like to punctuate my comment with a reiteration that I am displeased at what has just been expressed." It's the anti-like.
Previously, previously, previously.
This has happened all three times that I've tried to upgrade my phone to one of the iOS 8 releases:
I assure you that there is no way that my phone has magically acquired an extra 47 GB to be over capacity by. It seems that every time I try to upgrade it, it decides to duplicate all of my audio.