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Extremes in community development

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 in Dysfunction, Uncategorized

This is a fascinating story from last week’s NYTimes that tells of a 30yr old unsolved murder case featuring a vicious town bully who was gunned down in broad daylight, the dozens of eyewitnesses who saw nothing and the prosecutor who fought in vain against the town’s resolve to secrecy. I see this is a case where good old fashioned people and community succeeded where the protective infrastructures of modern society failed.

Cop blocks bike lane to ticket cyclist

Posted on Oct 27, 2010 in Dysfunction, Transportation

… for not using bike lane. Classic. Via Gothamist.

Physicists’ super flouts physics

Posted on Oct 15, 2010 in Dysfunction

My friend Alex is working on a phd in physics at Columbia University. He emailed me this picture he took inside the department. His email read, “The Manhattan Project was born here.”