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14 Dec 2017

How Bad Is Stormtrooper Aim? A Statistical Analysis

A frame-by-frame examination of the existing canonical Star Wars films yields a true assessment of what comically poor aim the stormtroopers really have. We went through all of the Star Wars movies in which stormtroopers appear and compared their shots fired to their number of actual hits. While we have

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01 Nov 2017

Fraud, Identity Theft & the Dark Side of the Sharing Economy

Fraud, Identity Theft & the Dark Side of the Sharing Economy or How I invited a thief into my home with an app Guest post by Jonathan Crawford We put a lot of trust into the services & apps we use. When you think about it, we let strangers into our homes

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18 Oct 2017

The Salesforce Tower Looks Like a Giant Butt Plug

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner. As I look out my window, I see it stretching toward the heavens. The large glass windows are filling in, reflecting the fog and the Bay. At night, it’s illuminated like a beacon, screaming, “I am the symbol

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22 Sep 2017

Why You Should NOT Buy an iPhone 8

There is a new iPhone going on sale today, for no better reason than it is September and Apple puts out a new iPhone every September. But people, you should not buy the new iPhone 8 just because there is a new iPhone 8. Oh, I’m sure you’ll just die

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12 Sep 2017

The Rise of San Francisco’s ‘Extreme Commuters’

Thanks to hypergentrification and mass displacement, we can now add  ‘extreme commuting’ to the essential lexicon of Bay Area inequality.  And we need to start using it in sentences more often. Because ‘extreme commuting’ helps to define a broken city, where high-paid workers and their wealthy bosses occupy the former homes of displaced SF workers and commute to Silicon Valley via gratis luxury buses that pick them up within blocks of their front door

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05 Sep 2017

Elon Musk’s New Hyperloop Train Just Went 220 MPH, The Vid is Intense

Elon Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ project is s high-speed ‘train’ that hopes to eventually replace America’s old (and extremely slow) rail system.  Initially Musk talked about the Hyperloop trains going 700 MPH, and getting passengers from LA to SF in under 30 minutes.  But currently the train cars in his ‘test tube’

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25 Jul 2017

Is this SF’s Hottest Summer Ever? We Asked a Meteorologist

July in San Francisco is famous for being full of fog, wind, and tourists from Wisconsin buying several ‘I Heart SF‘ windbreakers while huddling together for warmth in a Peet’s Coffee.  If you’ve lived in San Francisco long, you may have noticed that the last two summers have been surprisingly…not freezing cold.  I live

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