Archive for March 5th, 2018

As Seen Near Mervyn’s Heights: “Angela Alioto for MAYOR – She Can’t Be Bought!” – All Right, But Who Brought All That Up?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

So, some of her opponents can be bought – is that the implication?

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Doesn’t seem the right slogan for her…

*Oh, it just occurred to me that she might be talking about her personal wealth and how it might keep her from being influenced too much by Area Billionaires or Entrenched Labor Union Interests, or things like that. You know, like Trump used to say / imply. But it seems he’s awfully influenced anyway as things turn out. No, I think there’s a better way to get this message across than the above from Angela.¬†¬†

Locals Go HONK HONK as General Motors Tests Its “Cruise” Robot Cars Specifically In and Around Construction Zones, These Days, on the Streets of San Francisco

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Here we go –¬†southbound Masonic at Anza. The left turn pocket lane that this robot might have been expecting is now gone, due to the endless construction projects in and around the 3000 feet of Masonic betwixt Fell and Geary, so Mr Roboto patiently waits, doing nothing. There’s a short left turn arrow at the beginning of the cycle at this unusual intersection, but somehow this self-driving car (or its human driver IDK) missed that chance to turn so it had to wait like 30 seconds blocking southbound Masonic’s “fast” lane:

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Not that that’s agin the rules or anything, but blocked drivers honk-honked nevertheless.

Man, look at all the ppl riding around in these cars these days:

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And actually, if I did miss the left arrow phase, which I wouldn’t have, I wouldn’t then wait so far back for my second chance at making a left as my light went amber – no no, I’d firmly get into the intersection to show my intentions of going left, for one thing.

I’d agree that It Aint Easy To Drive In Frisco and I’ll note that it seems that GM’s finishing school for robot cars appears to have a tough curriculum, what with all the Cruises I see cruising by / stopping at construction sites these days. But…

Why Can’t Cruisey Drive?

Mystery Drone Hovering Hundreds of Feet Over Civic Center – This is What Drone Bros Do for Weekend Fun?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

If I had to guess, I’d say 300-something feet:

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What the point of this – I know not…