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This looks like it would be fun to play with.
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The number of times I've been hit in the head with handbags and backpacks... Transit etiquette is important to me.
 
Chicago Is Way Stricter About Subway Manners Than New York http://trib.al/qKQ81Dc
The CTA’s new courtesy campaign points out all of the ways you’re being a jerk in transit.
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They need to have that back pack signage here in Philadelphia as people (kids in particular) act like those packs can't come off their backs! 
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Before my dad passed away, we had several discussions around what might be happening with the bees. This was several years ago now and we're becoming more suspicious of pesticides, but his view was quite holistic. We tend to grow monoculture crops, which limits nutritional variation for pollinators. Rebuilding ecosystems will likely result in more resilient bee colonies and encourage other wild pollinators to better fill in the gaps left by colony collapse.
You can spray 'em, breed 'em, even genetically engineer 'em. But the best way to fight bee mites might be to change the whole system.
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+Samantha Little Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have a look for it.
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The EIU looked at a wide range of factors when putting together the index. It examined digital security, and considered the number of cyber attacks and how they were tackled. It looked at the obvious area of personal safety, but also infrastructure security – sanitation, roads, and management of natural disasters. In the health security category, it looked at quality of healthcare (for instance, how many hospital beds and doctors there were per 1,000 people), but also at issues such as pollution. As the report puts it, “Living in a safe and healthy urban environment can make a real and measurable difference to city inhabitants.” In the index’s top 25 cities, average life expectancy is 81; in the bottom half, it is 75.
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Growing up in Canada, I remember getting a number of products that were test releases before the American release. Similar enough tastes, smaller market. I never did understand why the horseradish mayo didn't make it. I was seriously disappointed when it was pulled from the market.
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+andrew mcmillan We're hearing a lot about this at work as well. Encouraging developers to work in the NZ market and then expand overseas.
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We've had a few good subsets recently. It's almost enough to make you forget the weather they ride in on.
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Catching up on some back-episodes of Naked Scientists podcast. Apparently, bees prefer the taste of neonics.
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Winter mornings start late and the sun is only coming over the hills around 8am, which is the time that I'm getting to the north end of town on my bus trip to work.
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What’s unique about this approach isn’t just its versatility, but also its speed of execution. Consider an hexapod equipped with such adaptive skills. If you’re a jerk and step on one of the robot’s legs, snapping it off, it’s going to impact how quickly and efficiently the robot moves. At this point, the robot is like, “uh oh, something bad happened, I can’t walk anymore.” But instead of having to figure out which leg is broken and how, or doing any sort of self-analysis at all, the robot simply starts trying a whole bunch of different gait behaviors through “intelligent trial and error,” converging on something that works by exploring an enormous pregenerated set of potentially effective motions in about two minutes.
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Robots break all the time, and if they could just deal with it themselves, we
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This project has been wallowing in the shadows of the Roads of National Significance program for years, despite having a much better cost-benefit ratio than any of them. It's the lack of a safe cycling option on this corridor that keeps me from cycling to work.
The Wellington region is one step closer to a preferred option being identified for an improved walking and cycling facility to link the Hutt Valley with Wellington City, after public consultation showed overwhelming support for such a facility. The NZ Transport Agency, together with Hutt City ...
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This is a great response to a crappy problem and the donations to EFF is a nice touch.
 
Amongst the many who have had their photography stolen from Instagram by Richard Prince - who, if you have not heard, is selling screenshots of members' photos with his comments for $90k each in galleries, are several Suicide Girls. Their brilliant response is to save your money and buy the same poster sized prints direct from the SG's for 99.999% less and proceeds go to the #EFF , I think everyone who got ripped off by this cut and paste fraud should offer the same deal. 
#richardprince   #fraud   #thief   #suicidegirls   #EFF #electronicFrontierFoundation  
Richard Prince is an artist and he found the images we and our girls publish on instagram as representative of something worth commenting on, part of the zeitgeist, I guess? Thanks Richard! I'm just bummed that his art is out of reach for people like me and the people portrayed in the art he is ...
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Despite my excitement about the war memorial park, it hasn't been drawing people in. I'm beginning to think that it was designed too specifically for a single purpose.
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I carry a camera bag with me almost everywhere, usually with 2 cameras and spare rolls of film. I'm still learning, it's early.

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Kiwis as guinea pigs
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IN MEDICINE, trials are conducted on guinea pigs, rats, mice and rabbits. In digital businesses, tests are performed on New Zealanders. Thei

» Tales from the floods
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On Hosking On Council & SHA's
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I wouldn't normally respond to Mike Hosking's comments about Council and Local Government. But his column in NZ Herald this week is an insul

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A German startup is giving people the convenience of buying things online and having them deliveredbut letting them support neighborhood sto

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Cyclists don't want to lug around locks heavy enough to truly protect their bikes. That's why this bike rack includes the lock, so all you n

Art or Ice Cream? • Metro Magazine
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The decision to invite the public to have its say on the Queens Wharf sculpture is stupid. Here’s why.

» Taking it seriously: the Island Bay cycleway
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» People versus cars – unnecessary conflict on the new Memorial Park
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Get off the Grass – Books on Google Play
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While we New Zealanders live off the cow’s back, our long-term economic prognosis looks grim. Our economic growth lags behind Australia and

London Wants To Bury Its Roads Underground To Make More Space For People...
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The mayor proposes a visionary but daunting plan to reclaim the city from cars by covering up 5 major highways.

A 3-D Visualization Engine For Reimagining Cities | Co.Exist | ideas + i...
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Drag and drop a bike lane here, a park there and create a more perfect urban landscape.

Wellington's first 'laneway'
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Wellington businesses are going dotty to attract custom, quite literally in the case of Bond St.

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free | Co.Exist | ideas + impact
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Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.

Want To Stop Your Brain From Getting Old? Live In A Walkable Neighborhoo...
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Put down the brain training computer game and try walking someplace interesting.

Clip-on suggestion for bridge
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A clip-on cycle and walkway on the Otaki River bridge would improve safety for users, an architect says.

This work of art is degrading
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Water the Flowers is the work of street artist Mark Samsonovich. But that doesn't matter on the internet. A photo

On A New Shared Street In Chicago, There Are No Sidewalks, No Lights, An...
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Chicago is about to take a gamble on a four-block stretch of town where drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians are all equal. It's not as crazy

7 Simple Ways to Make Every City Friendlier to Pedestrians | WIRED
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San Jose is expected to grow faster than any city in the Bay Area in the next few decades. The local government is working to meet that dema

Went back for seconds. Good food and great attitude. The only mark down is for the lack of baby-changing facilities.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Cute and worth the side-step. Slightly off the street, it's got a charm that makes more sense in Gastown than most of the tourist haunts.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Great advice and plenty of stock to get you started. Also pleased about having Sunday hours now, since most of my brewing activity is on the weekend.
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reviewed a year ago
The food was amazing, but still managed to take second place to the service. It's easy to see why it's so popular.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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My partner and I just returned from a four-night stay. We absolutely loved the place. It's incredibly well-designed to allow for guest privacy and comfort, while still making you feel like you're being welcomed into a home. John and Karla were amazing hosts and we'll likely be back to see them again.
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reviewed a year ago
Food was disappointing and overpriced. Tourist trap of the worst sort.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
All sorts of attention to detail and very friendly.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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