Houses Cheaper Than Cars In Detroit [Yahoo!]
“Folks, the ground underneath the house goes with it. You do know that, right?”
Herd Mentality? The Freakonomics of Boarding a Bus [Freakonomics] (Thanks, Maxwell!)
But at Point B, the lines are considerably shorter, and the buses arrive less crowded. At Point B, we have a 90% chance of getting aboard the first bus that arrives, and perhaps a 40% chance of getting a seat. To me, this seems well worth the effort and time of walking 250 yards.
Verizon policy: ‘Don’t call us, we’ll call you’ - [Baltimore Messenger]
For an elderly citizen who lives alone, has no cell phone (Note to Verizon policy gurus: There are such people) and has a health emergency requiring a call to 911, that wait may be six days, 23 hours and 55 minutes too late.
Berkeley public library tool lending- [MAKE]
This is really neat, if you live in Berkeley you can check out tools, read the list there are some pretty impressive tools – like cement mixers and demolition hammers!
(Photo: Jay Adan)