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- Is this enough force? Seattle's May Day, 2013.
Seattle's Hot New Helmet Dispensers at Bike-Share Stations: Will not actually be ready for the launch of our bike share, even though we're legally required to wear helmets to ride. The kiosks won't be available until at least February 2015, and in the meantime, the solution? Boxes full of helmets.
Speaking of Bikes and Sadness: Someone broke into nonprofit Bike Works last Saturday and stole a bunch of bikes that had been donated by the community and fixed up by neighborhood teens to hand out to underprivileged families. Then on Sunday, they did it again. Humanity, you get an F on that one. (Bike Works folks, y'all still get an A.)
Are You Getting Screwed Over at Sea-Tac Airport Right Now? A fire at an air-traffic-control center in Chicago that basically shut down the O'Hare and Midway airports is causing all sorts of problems, cancellations, and delays here. Don't worry, the rest of the country is totally screwed, too, if that makes you feel any better?
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- It looks so peaceful and far awa—AAARRGHHHH LAVA IS BURNING MY FAAAAAACE.
A Second Straight Day of Bombing in Eastern Syria: The US and allies are trying to take out oil infrastructure that's funding ISIL.
New Social Media Site Ello Says You're Not the Product: But the Atlantic says there's basically no way that really works out. There are lots of ways customers become products, not just the Facebook model of selling all your data. “If Ello was serious about their 'manifesto' they'd be non-profit,” says Ian Aleksander Adams, some British IT/UXUI/internettery man. Kathleen Richards talked to Slog about Ello yesterday.
It's So Hard to Stop Looking at South Lake Union's New Fake Forest: Vulcan turned an alley into a forest with hot rocks for your butt and a fake tree canopy for your eyeballs. It doesn't quite keep out the rain, Jen Graves reports. No one else can stop looking, either—tons more pictures here. We're all gonna hurt our necks.