The smartest cities rely on citizen cunning and unglamorous technology | Cities | The Guardian
“But, for whatever reason, this is not the face of urban innovation official India wants to share with the world – perhaps small-scale projects or the tactics of the poor simply aren’t dramatic enough to convey the magnitude and force of national ambition. We hear, instead, of schemes like”
Politwoops – Deleted tweets from politicians
They just log quickly deleted tweets from politicians. Crazy.
“If you’ve ever stopped to charge your cell phone in a Metro station, you should know that Metro considers that stealing and it’s not okay with them.
Metro spokesperson Paul Gonzales confirmed to KPCC that three people have been arrested and charged with theft of utilities for doing just that.
Update, 1:45 p.m.: Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is also Metro Board Chair, has told Metro to stop arresting people for charging their phones”
Ayn Rand Helped the FBI Identify It’s A Wonderful Life as Communist Propaganda | Open Culture
“The 1947 HUAC hearings, writes the blog Aphelis, led to “the systematic blacklisting of Hollywood artists.” Among the witnesses deemed “friendly” to capitalism were Gary Cooper, Walt Disney, and Ayn Rand. Prior to her testimony, the FBI had consulted Rand for an enormous, 13,533-page report entitled “Communist Infiltration of the Motion Picture Industry””
Nothing To Do With Arbroath: 15 bodies saved from crematorium fire
“Pegg said there were 15 “previously deceased individuals” awaiting cremation within the building, but none were damaged. “Trying to protect their bodies for the families became our priority and it was actually successful,” said Pegg. “We were able to maintain the integrity of all the bodies.”
North Korea Loses Its Link to the Internet – NYTimes.com
““I guess accidents can happen,” one said in a very brief telephone conversation.
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