Last night, the person in charge of the official San Francisco BART Twitter account lost it. In 57 tweets, the account espoused truth and honesty, and pretty much admitted what everyone in the Bay Area already knows: the crumbling institution kinda sucks.
When you find a seat on the Bay Area's subway trains, there's usually some dismal stain on the fabric—why are they fabric seats, anyway?—that makes you wonder what bodily fluid or rancid food left the mark. Maybe it was these gross people actually having sex, on video.
The original 1956 plan for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system was way more complex on paper than it is in reality. Designer Jake Coolidge has imagined a universe in which this full plan was implemented. And even though it doesn't involve filling in the Bay or underground rocket trains or pyramids, it does complement…
2011 has seen some of the most brazen, daring cyber attacks to date, from the Arizona police to BART quite recently. It's a bad time to be even a medium-sized name on the net. So let's turn this into a game, shall we?
Anonymous would have you believe that they're about the little guy, going after oppressive governments and major corporations both online and IRL. But who quietly benefits when they mount a protest like their recent one against BART? Time Warner. Wow.
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
Like most days, there was a protest in San Francisco yesterday where people said silly things. But atypically, this one was semi-organized by hacker collective Anonymous. Also unlike most San Francisco protests, there was sort of a point to it.
Today's sticky, ill-defined civil rights-related debate involves government, its people and the rights of each when there's a protest taking place in the middle of one of the most connected, social periods of human history. Let's discuss! Updated.
Come, gather round the Remainders tree for the orts and leavings of the day's stories. Today: Apple's gift-wrapped products, free overnight shipping for the Kindle, internet available under the San Francisco Bay, and many more.
On Monday night, some pranksters infiltrated the Bart, San Francisco's public train system, and installed some swings in the aisles. Commuting should always be this fun.
Our lovable yellow cartoon character of Simpson's fame just got a little Steampunk makeover. Titled Biomechanical Artificial Roving Terrain, the toy features a sky dome for a head, within which is teeny-weeny Unibear figurine.