September 2, 2014

washingtonpost:

Hyperlapse tour of the newsroom! 

We’re all hyerlapsing now. :)

September 2, 2014
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The scene was apocalyptic: a torrent of water from a ruptured pipe valve bursting through Sunset Boulevard, hurling chunks of asphalt 40 feet into the air as it closed down the celebrated thoroughfare and inundated the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. By the time emergency crews patched the pipe, 20 million gallons of water had cascaded across the college grounds.

The failure of this 90-year-old water main, which happened in July in the midst of a historic drought, no less, was hardly an isolated episode for Los Angeles. Instead, it was the latest sign of what officials here described as a continuing breakdown of the public works skeleton of the second-largest city in the nation: its roads, sidewalks and water system.

With each day, it seems, another accident illustrates the cost of deferred maintenance on public works, while offering a frustrating reminder to this cash-strained municipality of the daunting task it faces in dealing with the estimated $8.1 billion it would take to do the necessary repairs. The city’s total annual budget is about $26 billion.

[…]

The city is battling a class-action lawsuit from advocates for disabled people because of broken sidewalks that are almost impossible to navigate in a wheelchair, and challenging for all pedestrians trying simply to make it home. The average car owner here spends $832 a year for repairs related to the bad roads, the highest in the nation, according to a study by TRIP, a nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington. Families here routinely spring for expensive strollers to handle treacherous sidewalks.

City officials estimate that it would cost at least $3.6 billion to fix the worst roads, $1.5 billion to repair the sidewalks and $3 billion to replace aging water pipes.

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— “Infrastructure Cracks as Los Angeles Defers Repairs" by Adam Nagourney

September 2, 2014

My first Hyperlapse video at 3 a.m. Nothing original or fancy, but still, I’m digging the app…

September 1, 2014
"

How Republican are your cornflakes? How Democratic your Spaghetti-Os? If these are the sorts of questions that keep you up at night, BuyPartisan is a new app that advertises itself as “like a nutritional label for your political values.” Just scan the barcode of a food you like, wait for the melodious beep (*Bleep-bleep!*), and the app will spit out a pie-chart breakdown of how much money the company has donated to political causes over the past 10 years.

[…]

Spoiler: it’s almost impossible to buy anything in Whole Foods without, in a roundabout way, supporting the Republican Party.

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How Republican Is Whole Foods? I Used An App To Find Out" by John Brownlee

August 31, 2014

Brain: Searching for the first PC virus in Pakistan

August 31, 2014

felixsalmon:

I do love these Fusion Instagrams.

Keep it up Fusion, this is awesome…

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August 31, 2014
thetieguy:

Upstate. #momentswithsunday (at SWALLOW espresso & coffee)

What I miss the most about having time off: coffee and newspapers…

thetieguy:

Upstate. #momentswithsunday (at SWALLOW espresso & coffee)

What I miss the most about having time off: coffee and newspapers…

(via sixsixperspective)

August 30, 2014
Beautiful…

Beautiful…

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August 30, 2014

Wow…

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August 30, 2014

fotojournalismus:

Faces of Tibet by Steve McCurry

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