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Comment A good start - but their UK cities aer far worse (Score 1) 184

Swansea - a historic city with a massive homelessness problem (3k out of 241k population - a third of seattle), and a massive Amazon warehouse which pays poverty wages. Also in the UK, it is illegal to live in a vehicle and in swansea, illegal to feed rough sleepers. As a major local employer, they set the wage with which others must compete - and keep it LOW

Submission + - Green Goblin Flyer Realized

sycodon writes: It may not be green and William Defoe isn't riding it, but a functional device that mostly fulfills the depiction of the Green Goblin Flyer has been realized.

- Autonomous flight up to 10,000 feet
- Top speed of 150km/h (93,2 mph)
- 10 min autonomy

All joking aside, something like this would be incredible useful for search and rescue and in natural disaster situations.

Submission + - TEPCO Executives Indicted for Nuclear Disaster (swissinfo.ch) 1

mdsolar writes: Three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives were indicted on Monday for failing to take safety measures to prevent the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a local media report said.
In accordance with Japanese law, prosecutors indicted the three on charges they failed to strengthen the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant despite foreseeing the dangers of a nuclear crisis from tsunamis, Kyodo news agency reported.

Comment Dont blame Marissa. (Score 1) 159

Y! was eating itself from the inside out BEFORE the .com crash.

in 1999 they were Google, Ebay, Match, Facebook and Steam. All rolled into one.

Whoever sacrificed the dominant position on the entire Internet to form an acquisitions firm for worthless tech companies is a fool. But that decision was made while Google was run from a garage and Ms Meyer was still at college.

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