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TRAILHEADX from Salesforce Braves the Twitterloin June 6-7 – Marc Benioff Isn’t Afraid of 6th and MarketTuesday, June 7th, 2016
FLASHBACK: Recalling When Hipsters of the Lower Haight Tried to Own and Operate an AMC Pacer for a Laugh or TwoThursday, February 11th, 2016
This was the scene on Haight Street back in the aughts (and back when CWNevius still lived in the East Bay, where he belongs and where he’d be happier) – four urban youts inside of one AMC Pacer:
(Perhaps Google should have used these cars to carry their Street View sensors around? Compared to brand-new, bright red hybrid Priuseses, a fleet of old Pacers would have attracted less attention from John Law.)
But look, Gentle Reader, they loved Pacers in France, for some reason:
All right, let’s say au revoir to les hipsters de Haight, seen after they’d navigated through the already failed Octavia Boulevard “urbanist”/urbonaut experiment/ongoing fiasco:
(Headrests are for squares of course.)
Stay safe in your overweight, underpowered, low-MPG, two-ton fishbowl!
Or contrails, as I call them…
Still, I can’t help but wonder what’s exactly under that giant X, somewhere, over the rainbow…
Uber X + Prius C = Driving North on Southbound Laguna in J-Town? A Questionable But Giddy Five-Star Drive in Uber #7FGU886Monday, April 6th, 2015
On Laguna Street looking south over Post towards Geary with the Chinese consulate on the left in the background:
You see that? An impatient Prius driver simply went around all those cars heading north by pulling into the southbound lane. Then the driver turned left onto Post westbound to drop off her fares:
Now normally with Prius drivers, you gotta wonder about their situational awareness, about whether they know what they’re doing, but in this case, the driver knows what she was doing. She was line jumping to save about a minute or so, hahaha!
Oh, and of course, she’s works for / contracts with Uber:
I’ll tell you, the reason why taxis have “paint schemes” and giant numbers painted on the side is for situations like this….
I guess I knew this.
Or maybe, the term Xmas is sacrilege?
One or the other.
Gee, thanks cable TV! I don’t know how I lived without you the past year, and the year prior, and the year prior, and so on.
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As seen on Ashbury.
“The trim package consisted of vinyl bucket seats, sports steering wheel and custom trim, as well as a floor-mounted gear shift and front sway bar. The model received exterior chrome features, styled road wheels, Pacer X decals on the doors, and other package identification.”
Aging Pop Star Tries to Stay Hip: Madonna’s MDMA Ecstacy Drug Reference on Official San Francisco Ad Space in Union SquareMonday, April 2nd, 2012
Or Lower Market near Union Square, or the Financial District, whatever.
Anyway, I guess this is clever:
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Anyway, thanks for supporting MUNI, Madge.
Airport Backscatter X-Ray Smackdown: UCSF Faculty vs. The White House – National Opt Out Day Coming November 24thFriday, November 12th, 2010
Get up to speed here on the whole airport security backscatter X-ray issue right here.
Since that time, Blogger Bob over at the TSA Blog took the time to say no biggee and point out this response from Health and Human Services.
Well, the UCSF crew remains unpersuaded:
Per John Sedat, a UCSF professor of biochemistry and biophysics and member of the National Academy of Sciences, “There are many misconceptions, and we will write a careful answer pointing out their errors. Because four people are working on this, it will not be done in one day.”
Opting Out of Full Body Image Scanning at the Airport – UCSF Faculty Concerned Over X-Rays – 100x Stronger Than Assumed?Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Aviation journalist Joe Sharkey has just told the tale of what happened when he opted out of getting a whole body image scan at O’Hare International. That article prompted the Tweeters at UCSF to recall this Letter of Concern that came from some UCSF faculty members earlier this year.
Basically, the energy from these low-energy X-ray machines gets concentrated into your skin, as opposed to your entire body. So, dermatologists and cancer experts are raising red flags now before these machines become more common.
You went to colledge, right? So you should have no trouble with the letter from the UCSFers. Check it out, after the jump.
The joys of air travel:
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All the deets, after the jump