December 31, 2003 

Absurd Fences

Chicago: Having lived a year in London, i got used to having fences every ten feet, but they usually seemed to define something vaguely sensible. These little enclosures in Chicago seem completely useless. (and the first one is especially ugly).... [read on...]

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Urban Planning

 December 15, 2003 

Banning Bikes in China

Shanghai: China, economic miracle that it may be, is yet again stubbornly refusing to learn from the mistakes of the west and is actually banning cycling on main roads in Shanghai. Of course it's only on certain key arterials, but... [read on...]

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 December 12, 2003 

Ryan Air Destinations

London: Although Ryanair is great for getting to obscure places from London for very, very cheap, one must never forget that they are incredibly misleading about exactly where they fly. To the seasoned traveler, this is seldom a problem, but... [read on...]

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 December 10, 2003 

Laptop Steering Wheel Mount

Your Car: At first glance this looks like a joke product, but apparantly it's not! I can imagine police using such a thing while the vehicle is parked, but talk about a disaster waiting to happen. (via Gizmodo)... [read on...]

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 December 04, 2003 

Extraneous Centimos

Barcelona: Barcelona's otherwise fantastic metro-system offers a rather curious fine if you are caught smoking: 30 Euros and 5 Cents. Why the 5 cents? It probably costs more than 5 cents per fine in administrative fluff to deal with the... [read on...]

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