Sunday July 15th, 2018

Bicycle drive shaft

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Via Shadow: CeramicSpeed 99% Efficient Drive Shaft // Chain Free Bike // Eurobike 2018 (YouTube video). Looks cool although in the prototype stage, and there are some interesting mechanical issues to resolve...

...needs a highway

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boat did not work well

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The boat did not work well: too much slip in the rope drive, the paddles were too deep in the water.

Saturday July 14th, 2018

Isuppose that strictly speaking the no

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Isuppose that strictly speaking the "no parking" signage doesn't actually extend on to the sidewalk...

Friday July 13th, 2018

Alma has arrived

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The Alma has arrived. Might make logistics for launching our art boat tomorrow interesting...

SESTA/FOSTA hampers prosecution of pimps

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Running Blind: IMPD arrests first suspected pimp in 7 months — with Backpage gone, cases have dried up

“We’ve been a little bit blinded lately because they shut Backpage down,” Daggy said. “I get the reasoning behind it, and the ethics behind it, however, it has blinded us. We used to look at Backpage as a trap for human traffickers and pimps.”

U.S. authorities seized Backpage, which has been accused of facilitating human trafficking and prostitution, in April. Legislation signed by President Donald Trump in April known as SESTA-FOSTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act and Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) made it illegal to knowingly assist, facilitate or support sex trafficking and removed immunity for civil liability that online services previously had. The result has been that other sites like Backpage, including Craigslist’s personals section, have gone dark.

Indianapolis vice cop says SESTA/FOSTA closure of Backpage has ‘blinded’ investigators

AppKit: Sure, you can instantiate a control! You're just gonna have to always call setTranslatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints:NO on it before you add it to anything, because that's intuitive.

Philly Bike Maps

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State of Forensics

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Two FBI officials say the state of forensics is fine, here's why they're wrong. From fingerprints to DNA, why that evidence isn't as clear cut as the expert witness would have you believe.

Thursday July 12th, 2018

I don't wanna judge Cocoa too harshly

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I don't wanna judge Cocoa too harshly, but it demonstrates something that searching for how to do control layout programmatically instead gives a gazillion tutorials on how to do basic XCode...

Good morning from Schollenberger Park

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Good morning from Schollenberger Park (this time with the picture attached)

Good morning from Schollenberger Park

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Good morning from Schollenberger Park

Maybe I don't understand jail

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Maybe I don't understand jail, but Paul Manafort has a laptop and cell phone. I thought inmates were generally restricted to special purpose electronics with ludicrous markups https://www.washingtonpost.com...1e8-8f6c-46cb43e3f306_story.html

Wednesday July 11th, 2018

And now we get to the time in Cocoa

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And now we get to the time in Cocoa programming when we're unsure whether the type is NSTabView or NStabView, and we may actually prefer the latter.

Monday July 9th, 2018

Oh come on, we know why you're really visiting Sonoma, and you can't take it on the airplane, you'll have to smoke it before you leave.

Allow me to add my holy cramp what a

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Allow me to add my "holy cramp what a cluster flock" to the chorus of complaints from those leaving the convention about SeaTac airport security...

Sunday July 8th, 2018

MIgrant children held in vacant office building

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Defense contractor detained migrant kids in vacant Phoenix office building:

Videos shot by an alarmed neighbor show children dressed in sweatsuits being led – one so young she was carried – into the 3,200-square-foot building in early June. The building is not licensed by Arizona to hold children, and the contractor, MVM Inc., has claimed publicly that it does not operate “shelters or any other type of housing” for children.

The video.

If you see something, say something. Preferably to a news organization.

Party while the city floods

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Residents called for help as Irma rolled in. These on-duty cops drank Coronas:

After the hurricane, Sajdak reported the party to a superior officer.

“I was upset about lives being put at risk, lives being put in danger," Sajdak said in an interview with an internal affairs investigator. He said that McCready was making operational decisions for the team while drinking that night. “Lieutenant McCready, who was in charge of our Landfall Team, had jeopardized the lives of the officers that were working and the residents by drinking alcohol.”

Trafficking

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NY Times: Trump Administration in Chaotic Scramble to Reunify Migrant Families:

Records linking children to their parents have disappeared, and in some cases have been destroyed, according to two officials of the Department of Homeland Security, leaving the authorities struggling to identify connections between family members.

Emphasis mine. This appears to be entirely a scheme to transfer public funds to private prison operators, and profit off of adoption fees. This is, in every meaningful interpretation of the word, trafficking.

Saturday July 7th, 2018

Tia took this picture of us at dinner

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Tia took this picture of us at dinner

Going to the dinner banquet

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Going to the dinner banquet

Thursday July 5th, 2018

RT Jason Caffoe Jason Caffoe @jcaffoe:

Ursula K. Le Guin on cultural perceptions of fantasy: “The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is ‘escapism’ an accusation of?”

Helmet use and injury rates

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RT Peter Flax Peter Flax @Pflax1

If helmets are like seat belts, why do countries with the lowest usage of helmets have the lowest fatality rates for cyclists, while the nation with the highest rate of helmet use (US) has the highest death rate?

Cyclists need safe places to ride, not trope-tweeting bureaucrats

while retweeting Sean Kilcarr @AASHTOsean:

Helmets to bicyclists are what seat belts are to motorists: Gotta wear 'em. Since #transportation planning includes a lot more biking, state DOTs need to know about it. @aashtospeaks @NSCsafety @GHSAHQ @NHTSAgov @USDOT @BikeLeague @virginia_tech @vtnews https://www.bloomberg.com/news...bled-if-they-lack-latest-helmets

Tuesday July 3rd, 2018

Accelerate Evolution does not seem

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"Accelerate Evolution" does not seem like a slogan that would go will with an outdoor equipment store...

More from Chihuly glass

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More from Chihuly glass