Going back through Google's spam filter (which is way too freakin' aggressive), another from Shadow: Bike Mine presents an explosive solution to bike theft:
The Bike Mine is a very simple mechanical alarm that uses a titanium trip wire, spring-action punch and shotgun blank commonly referred to as a "saluting blank," all housed in a rubber-wrapped steel body and attached to the bicycle via Velcro straps. The titanium wire gets connected to the wheel or nearby structure, so that when a bike thief moves the bike, the saluting blank goes off, creating a 150 dB blast to wake up the bicycle owner (and half the neighborhood) and ideally scare the thief off immediately.
Here's the (sadly canceled) Bike Mine kickstarter campaign
Hard to tell at night but what looks like a huge smoke plume from something north of Richmond to the top of the bay on the east side
Modern circuit breakers are pretty amazing. #itworks #ow #gonnaleaveamark
Via Shadow: RT Re-Think CS11 @StopCS11
In light of today's #airpollutionwarnings in London we call on @tfl and @MayorofLondon to halt all Cycle Superhighway Schemes until reviewed
Yes, it was 1947, but Christianity is not nearly so far removed from Islam as its adherents would have you believe.
Tara Parker-Pope writing in The New York Times: Believing in Treatments That Don’t Work. On cough syrup, antibiotics for ear infections, beta-blockers for heart attack victims, back surgery, arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee, and other procedures that fare no better than placebo.
Anyone know what % of an air conditioner cost is labor? Trying to figure out how <$900/job/year is enough to not move a plant.
ECC Poetry: Revenge. An excerpt:
because real talk, you didn’t stop the future from coming.
You just delayed our coronation.
We have the same deviant haircuts we had yesterday;
we are still getting gay-married like nobody’s business
because it’s still nobody’s business;
there’s a Muslim kid in Kansas who has already written the schematic
for the robot that will steal your job in manufacturing,
and that robot? Will also be gay, so get used to it:
Much concern about the new administration gutting Social Security, but I doubt civilization will last long enough for that to matter.
Fascinating read on glass sex toy safety, including how you can look for annealed glass yourself.
When Democrats get elected, Republicans run out and buy guns. When Republicans get elected, Democrats run out and buy IUDs. https://t.co/lezfB2JRqP
South Garage Motorcycles Neboruta BMW R75/7. Wood seat, fenders and tank patches, leather wrapped handlebars. Probably completely impractical, but gorgeous.
AIDS Taught Me Sex Was Deadly. A Pill Changed That. Fascinating quick look at PrEP, Truvada, and the impacts that a $18,000 a year pill that causes a 99% reduction in AIDS transmission rates, vs 70% for condoms, is having on a culture.
They said if America voted for Hillary, Goldman Sachs would run the government—and they were right!