Monthly Archives: July 2019

Alt-Wheels Notes #13

NYC’s SUV-addicted part-time Mayor gives his forgotten city the Green Wave

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Jyroball IGG Collects US$85,000+

It started out slowly but gained momentum. I thought it would approach US$100K and it did. They would have helped themselves by releasing more riding videos. Odd that they did not. Anyway, good luck to them. It will be interesting … Continue reading

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TV: Businessmen Vs. Aliens (Uchû no Shigoto)

I went into this not knowing what to expect.

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Netflix: The Great Hack

Ah, finally! I’ll get real story about Cambridge Analytica.

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How To Return To Prior Twitter Version

I detest the latest Twitter redesign. It’s slow, bloated, ugly, confusing, and full of bugs. Trying to paste text or an URL into the Compose Tweet box inevitably leads to a crash or duplicated URLs that then crash the box … Continue reading

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Alt-Wheels Notes #12

Three struck, two killed (so far) in less than 24 hours.

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R.I.P. Actor Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75 Everyone will cite Blade Runner. I want to call attention to another movie he was in: Flesh + Blood. There is something compelling about it and I recommend it. This trailer is … Continue reading

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Chuwi Offers Strings-Attached “Free” MiniBook Fast Charger

I really hate it when companies misuse the word “free.” Here is Chuwi doing it: If you’re telling people to do something to get something, it’s not giving them anything for free. It’s asking for a trade. Back when Sony … Continue reading

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NYC: Dead Cyclist Number 16

Cops: Boy, 17, riding bike dies after crash in West Brighton A 17-year-old boy died after the bicycle he was riding collided with a tow truck in West Brighton on Tuesday, according to police. The body count increases. Previously here: … Continue reading

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Heightened Protest In Puerto Rico

Astrid Cruz (@artistikem), who provided updates about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and helped raise and distribute aid supplies (some of which were donated by readers here), informed me via email today of a massive protest on her island demanding … Continue reading

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