Posts Tagged ‘car’

“BERNIE FOR THE FUTURE – 2016”

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

As seen in 2017:

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Jurassic Park Muir Woods: Nedry’s Crash on the Way to the East Dock Re-Enacted on Muir Woods Drive

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Or, Only In Marin.

InGen featured prominently on this RAV4:

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Seems an attempt was made to extricate, but it failed. This could be the denouement of an ill-fated three point turn. Note that other drivers took advantage of some prime parking space with a quickness:

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Apparently, drivers rejected from the normal parking lots of Muir Woods National Monument fall off of the flat part of Muir Woods Road like every day. These occupants here just wanted to turn around, too bad.

Calling for a tow involves hiking to the main gate, one assumes, as cell phone service is spotty at best. (I’m thinking AT&T would have the best chance of attaining one bar, based upon what people I know have experienced.)

BTW, Nedry is nerdy backwards

Exhausted UBER Driver Sleeps It Off at Baker Beach – This Is How We Live Now, in 2017

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Zzzzzzzzz….

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Suppose Dude was gearing up for the busier SUV taxi night-time shift.

Bring On The Night.

This spending of VC money isn’t sustainable – something’s gotta give.

Poor UBERers…

Outrageousness: New Extreme Sport Allows Euros to Skateboard Down Our Cable Car Tracks – Video – “Probably Illegal”

Monday, May 15th, 2017

[UPDATE: All the deets here, including the expected stern reaction from our generally-mismanaged SFMTA MUNI DPT.]

Here the video, de la Mecanique Populaire:

These Skaters Hacked Cobblestone Streets With Boards That Hook Into Tram Tracks – Their ingenious innovation created a new extreme sport.

And a few screengrabs. Any cable car bell ringing you might hear is an admonishment – “Hey Euro, stop that,” one imagines:

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What’s funny is that Dude has a big old handbrake for our extra steep Cable Car hills, but not anywhere else he has journeyed:

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Play us out, PM:

“Their innovation has spread around the world, to cities with tram tracks from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro, creating a new extreme sport. Skating like this looks pretty dangerous, and we’d guess that hijacking tram tracks like this is also probably illegal. But it also looks like a whole lot of fun.”

Oh, here it is on YouTube: Cobblestone Riders

Seems a bit corporate

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjqrzakGTqwLpk_WtxQQXww

I’m Glad I Got My Giant Heron Nesting Photos Done BEFORE Camera Thieves Took Over Stow Lake

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Here’s the news:

SFPD INVESTIGATING RASH OF CAMERA ROBBERIES IN GOLDEN GATE PARK

Here’s my effort, from a few years back, when dese boids nested on a different island, taken with a 12-pound lens on a spindly tripod. Isn’t it beautiful?

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You’re welcome.

Epic Front Plate License Plate Location

Monday, April 24th, 2017

I don’t know if this would get you out of a ticket with the SFMTA…

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Code Name ALBATROSS: Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt Seen Emerging from Lair – It’s Still Turning Heads

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

But this process took a while as traffic on 11th is getting backed up quite a bit these days during rush hour due to, IDK, the recent city-mandated loss of lanes on nearby Van Ness? That’s my guess.

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Anyway, if 11th is filled with idled cars and peds are walking by, this exit is a good test for a self-driving car:

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The Bolt seemed timid, but that’s how it’s supposed to behave I suppose. Good luck, New GM

One Simple Trick: Nice Woman Frida Avoids Further Car Break-Ins on the Mean Streets of San Francisco

Monday, April 17th, 2017

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You see, you can reason with car thieves, sometimes.

It Takes a Village to Drive an Uber Self-Driving Car – Four UBER Bros in Just One UBER

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

As seen driving about the alleys of the Financh with _four_ Bros inside, Bro

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