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By Rusty.

A thought about the copsinbikelanes tumblr

Linky for ref: http://copsinbikelanes.tumblr.com/

I’ve enjoyed following this on tumblr. It seems this is a crowd-sourced data project, really. Note the “repeat offender” tags with the police vehicle number. Shouldn’t this be a web service…

table_sightings

  id NOT NULL, IS PRIMARY KEY

  location_GPS_lat

  location_GPS_long

  location_streetname1

  location_streetname2

  location_neighborhood

  location_borough

  police_vehicle_id

  police_vehicle_type

  police_vehicle_number_occupants

  submitter_id

  submission_timestamp

  …

table_images

  id

  sighting_id

  image BLOB

  image_EXIF_data…

  …

table[_neighborhoods, boroughs, police_vehicle_types, submitters…]

API for submitting sightings - build your own app, anonymize submissions through TOR or some shit (I don’t know this stuff).

Rich Flash-like dashboard HTML5/jQuery interface for searching & analyzing data, pointing out trends, making raw material for stupid infographics. 

Stupid cops in my bike lanes! I’ll find out who you are and bitch to someone about you!!!

As one of our great nation’s founding fathers and founding postmaster general* Benjamin Franklin once said: “Start using data collection on the man, before the man uses data collection on you.”

*a pretty dang cool achievement, really  - doesn’t something like Bitcoin prove that the democratic post office as enshrined in our basic judicial precepts - the privacy of sealed postmarked letters being legally binding and all - a secure method for private exchange of data with public proof & verification - is essential to a free society? 

The grainy video gives it depth & character:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pmRJ8CTK3k

The grainy video gives it depth & character:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pmRJ8CTK3k

(Source: cristinaellery)

“I wanted to write about something I know about (the sound basis for globally differentiated regulatory regimes), and people wanted to read about the news (a scandalous breakdown of Bangladeshi law and basic concepts of informed consent), and mixing them up has done no good.”
Hey Matt-y, this kid really wanted to enjoy your column, but his globally differentiated regulatory regime didn’t bother teaching him how to read. 

I wanted to write about something I know about (the sound basis for globally differentiated regulatory regimes), and people wanted to read about the news (a scandalous breakdown of Bangladeshi law and basic concepts of informed consent), and mixing them up has done no good.”

Hey Matt-y, this kid really wanted to enjoy your column, but his globally differentiated regulatory regime didn’t bother teaching him how to read. 

…if I had to pick a date when commercial television decided amassing corporate money and providing entertainment were its central mission, when it consciously chose to become a carnival act, it would probably be Feb. 25, 2003, when MSNBC took Phil Donahue off the air because of his opposition to the calls for war in Iraq. The Day That TV News Died | Perspectives, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com
zachklein:

What a difference 8 years makes: St. Peter’s Square in 2005 and yesterday.
via Sam Lessin.

zachklein:

What a difference 8 years makes: St. Peter’s Square in 2005 and yesterday.

via Sam Lessin.

Absolutely live, non-animatronic music will be performed THIS FRIDAY EVENING at Sluggo’s, located within the Lincoln Lanes/Country Club Entertainoplex. If you somehow don’t like our music, there’s always many other activities on-premises: bowling, poker, video games, or some other party, reception, or wake to crash.
Directions: Transport yourself to facility. Enter building. Turn right. Follow mellifluous tones of guitars and ‘cello and dulcet voices into bar area. Order libations. Enjoy music. If music fails to provide pleasure, seek comfort in multitude of other activities on-site.

Absolutely live, non-animatronic music will be performed THIS FRIDAY EVENING at Sluggo’s, located within the Lincoln Lanes/Country Club Entertainoplex. If you somehow don’t like our music, there’s always many other activities on-premises: bowling, poker, video games, or some other party, reception, or wake to crash.

Directions: Transport yourself to facility. Enter building. Turn right. Follow mellifluous tones of guitars and ‘cello and dulcet voices into bar area. Order libations. Enjoy music. If music fails to provide pleasure, seek comfort in multitude of other activities on-site.