One assumes the car was headed up to UC’s Laurel Heights propertah via Masonic, and since you’re here anyway, might as well issue a few citations along the way:
Posts Tagged ‘over’
The “Innovation Capital of the World” Uses Old-School Tech: Leaning Over with a Piece of Chalk at the End of a StickFriday, May 15th, 2015
There are pros and cons, of course, to using a stick to chalk-mark car tyres and then coming back two or three hours later to see if the car has moved away, in accordance with the 415’s infamous Residential Parking Permit Program.
Here’s what it looks like:
An actual world capital of innovation would employ GPS and license plate scanners, these days, right?
Anyway, on the pro side, this method works, sort of. What some people do to stick it to the man is to rub off the chalk marks to buy a few more hours of free parking, until the next round of SFMTA marking and checking, but that’s agin the rules – you could get in trouble for that, one supposes.
On the con side, our PCO’s are routinely Bending Over with Piece of Chalk at the End of a Stick. The reason why it costs our SFMTA an excessive amount of money to run the RPP program is because there’s no market discipline at work here, there’s no incentive for the SFMTA to save money because of how CA state law works, oh well.
Anyway, just because your Interim Mayor says that your town is the “Innovation Capital of the World” doesn’t necessarily mean that your town is actually the “Innovation Capital of the World”
Usually People Get a Car and Then Find a Parking Space, But in Frisco You Get a Parking Space and Then Find a Car to Fit Into ItThursday, April 23rd, 2015
A SmartCar Four-Two and its four-seat doppelganger, the Toyota Scion iQ – these are the cars to get after you secretly pave over your front lawn, you know, hoping nobody notices…
Check out these tomatoes, suspended above the idling cars and trucks:
Uh Oh: Many Many Outside Lands 2014 Tickets from Scalpers are Turning Out to be Fake – Here’s What They Look LikeFriday, August 8th, 2014
Like all these tickets are fake, per the SFPD:
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So if you try to use your fake ticket at the box office it won’t work, sorry.
Here’s a close-up from from Cornell Banard:
How can you tell a fake from a real ticket? I don’t think you can.
Many many fakes are out there:
@KimKardashian I got sold a fake ticket to outside lands fest to see Kanye!! Can you help me????
Waiting around by boxoffice watching all manner of teary-eyed white 20-somethings stomp away screaming on phones abt fake tix
Don’t buy tickets from scalpers. Judging by the amount of tears at the entry gate, they are almost all fake. Duh.
So, choose wisely.
(You can always try to go over or under The Wire, but that kind of thing probably won’t work.)
Sneaking Into Outside Lands: It Can Be Done, But It’s Hard – Remembering the Old Days, When It Was EasyFriday, August 8th, 2014
[UPDATE: You can always try your luck with the scalpers but there’s a huge wave of pretty good looking fakes out there this year, sorry. Oh, and here’s a sampling of the citations the SFPD has issued to people getting caught trying to sneak in on this first day of the 2014 event:
Back in the day, back in the aughts, all you had to do to sneak into Outside Lands was deal with just one eight-foot cyclone fence.
You had the option of going under the wire or over the wire.
Here’s under. See how that worked? Easy peasy.
Well there’s the problem: No bottom tension wire on the chain link fence plus the line posts were placed too far apart:
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And here’s an example of over. This is called the bum rush:
You could get away with this kind of thing a few years ago.
But nowadays, things have changed. You won’t be able find these weaknesses in 2014.
Oh, your friend Badger’s working on the inside this year and he’s going to let you and your buds in?
Well, that might work.
But the days of a single chain link fence between you and your tunes are over at the Outside Lands
Just saying, once again.
The Phrase Our MSM is Struggling to Find this AM is “Smart Car Tipping” – Or “Smart Tipping” – “SPRING BREAK!”Monday, April 7th, 2014
Via Caleb, leader of the PandaRevolt:
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Soon enough, the SFPD will warn smartcar owners to park these toys in a garage or backyard at night, you know, for security.
When Smart Cars started showing up in the 415, what I thought we’d see was:
1. Smart Car tipping (Naughty naughty!); and
It Has Come To Pass.
Know Better Your Failed Jetliners: MD-11 Above 1 Rincon – Made in CA in the LBC – Too Crashy for Passenger UseFriday, February 28th, 2014
So most of these three-engine jets are now freighters.
Three-engined jetliners sort-of-made-sense back in the day, back when turbofan engines were less reliable and less powerful. But these days, in the era of the Big Twin, the only use for trijets is as a freighter.
As here, near the tall, tall Rincon 1 building in SoMa, a UPS Airlines freighter coming in to SFO from an unusual direction on account of the crazy wind we’ve been having:
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Fundamentally, the MD-11 is an evolution of the ill-starred McDonnell-Douglas DC-10, which became a very unappealing aircraft back in the 1970’s. It was like girl you got a fat ass, girl you need a makeover. So she was made over. And the resulting MD-11 is indeed sexier, more appealing to operators, and that’s why you can still see them above.
But, as they say, mistakes were made. The tailplane was decreased in size for improved fuel economy however the MD11 became trickier to handle as a result.
And twinjets will always beat any fuel efficiency race with trijets.