Nov 6, 2015 Devin commented on West Seattle, Southeast Seattle City Council Races Get Even Closer with Latest Ballot Drop.
When counting election results, we need to remember that you need 50% +1 to win. This means Grant is realistically 7 points behind. Kshama is 5 points ahead, etc. been watching position 8 and in the past 2 days Grant had gone from 10 points behind to 7. That one will be fun to watch. As Herbold and Morales are both realistically 3 points behind (with little seperate on in votes), we can already assume that they won as well.
Jun 5, 2013 Devin commented on Why I Ride Fearlessly Without A Helmet.
Annnnnnd you're stupid. I am sorry. You are. Jeff Speck sad it best. Riding around with the wins blowing through your hair doesn't magically turn your city into Amsterdam. Have you been hit by a car? I've been hit by a SUV and my helmet cracked but my head didn't (though l was still knocked unconscious). Getting hit by a vehicle doesn't feel good, even with a helmet on but it's bullshit to say that they don't cut down on head trauma.
May 31, 2013 Devin commented on The Transit Patterns of San Francisco.
Geary & Mission Streets are active almost all day long. Too bad these are probably the most congested transit corridors in the city. Still very interesting to watch. The central-eastern nighborhoods dominate transit usuage, which is very very interesting. If only this could be used to demonstrate the need for improved transit service in these communities....

May 6, 2013 Devin commented on Whatever You Do, Don't Lock Up Your Bicycle at Pine and 11th.
This is why I love pin-locks. You can lock your bike up in a much more crime-y place with no worries. $50 for installable wheels, handlebar, and seat locks. Plus, there is no way to break them.
Jan 19, 2013 Devin commented on Who Would You Pick for Mayor?.
Also agree with @23. If Sims entered, it would end up being between Murray and Sims. I like Mike. I volunteered for his campaign, but these two have the best chance of being voted in by the vast majority of people.
Jan 19, 2013 Devin commented on Who Would You Pick for Mayor?.
How the fuck is Bruce Harrell almost tied with Ed Murray. d00dz, pay attention to poltiics. If anything Ed Murray and McGinn should be WAY closer.
Aug 4, 2012 Devin commented on Sorry, Redditors, Rumors of 2028 Seattle Olympics Look Bogus.
I'd rather have the world cup. Too bad the US lost out on bidding to Qatar.

Maybe the regional mega-event is the cessession of Washington from the US and BC from Canada and subsequent creation of Cascadia? That would give is some cred for sure.
May 30, 2012 Devin commented on Continuing Coverage: Three Dead and Two Critically Injured in Shooting at Cafe Racer, One Killed in Shooting Near Town Hall, Suspect in Cafe Racer Shooting Now Believed to Have Shot Himself in West Seattle.
@157, we should be reassured that they are all over this. Listen to the scanner. There's rarely been silence since this happened. The entire police department isn't sitting on twitter.

Also, yes they will hold a press conference (at 5pm) to let everyone know what happened. They're doing their jobs and informing the public. They don't deserve anything special, but they at lease deserve to not have cynical lazy people pretend to know how to do police work.

I'm annoyed at SPD right now too, but they're actually doing their jobs. They found the shooter in a geographically large city.

Let's lose the cynicism on this right now. People died. Remember that. This is horrible.
May 30, 2012 Devin commented on Continuing Coverage: Three Shot Dead and Two Critically Injured at Cafe Racer, One Killed in Separate Shooting Near Town Hall, Photo of One Suspect Released.
I also just literally heard this:

Officer 1: "Are you at the precinct?" Officer 2: "No, we're at happy hour."