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'Stop hosting GDC in SF' twitter thread
Emre Deniz: 'My GDC feedback was simple:

Stop hosting it in SF.

I'll be going back for tourist stuff but for the conference it needs to go. SF is a dangerous city and America is not welcome to non western developers.

The city hates us being there, we are worried being there, move it.'


The twitter thread is replete with scary stories of robberies, TSA hassling attendees, etc.
san-francisco  us  safety  gdc  conferences  travel 
22 days ago by jm
SF for Londoners
good advice. next time I go over, I'll have to get a Clipper card. Also: 'Brunch is its own section because I have never encountered a place that takes brunch so seriously.'
brunch  sf  travel  california  tips  san-francisco  clipper-card 
may 2014 by jm
"A data scientist is a ..."
"A data scientist is a statistician who lives in San Francisco" - slide from Monkigras this year. lols
data-scientist  statistics  statistician  funny  jokes  san-francisco  tech  monkigras 
february 2014 by jm
Stupid Simple Things SF Techies Could Do To Stop Being Hated - Anil Dash
I've seen a lot of hand-wringing from techies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley saying "Why are we so hated?" now that there's been a more vocal contingent of people being critical of their lack of civic responsibility. Is it true that corruption and NIMBYism have kept affordable housing from being built? Sure. Is it true that members of the tech industry do contribute tax dollars to the city? Absolutely. But does that mean techies have done enough? Nope.
anil-dash  politics  society  san-francisco  gentrification  helping  tech  community  housing 
january 2014 by jm
Aer Lingus set to resume flights to San Francisco from Dublin
Yay!
Google, Apple and Facebook have persuaded Aer Lingus to reopen the San Francisco to Dublin route, according to sources in the US. The technology giants have their European headquarters in Dublin and their American bases in San Francisco. According to insiders, Aer Lingus will make an announcement soon having received assurances that Silicon Valley companies will take up seats.
flights  travel  ireland  san-francisco  sf  aer-lingus 
july 2013 by jm
Through speed of traffic on San Francisco area streets vs. popularity with Flickr and Twitter users
"slower streets" generate more photos/tweets than "faster streets", with a peak around 9 mph
data  san-francisco  photos  flickr  twitter  speed  driving 
september 2011 by jm

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