The Wall Street Journal called the Honolulu Rail Transit project a "$9 billion debacle." The first overdue phase may open next year, and some doubt it'll make it into downtown Honolulu. But it's still being built. Ride along the route as it stands today. https://youtu.be/6PqlXDczYPE #honolulu #railtransit #Kiewit #Shimmick #Ansaldo
One thing is certain. If you bought one of those novelty "It's Mueller time!" T-shirts, this weekend may be the last time you can wear it and still look timely and clever.
Then the question becomes, will it be like wearing a U.S. Men's Hockey 1980 Olympics shirt (remembering a great triumph), a New Orleans Saints 2018 Super Bowl t-shirt (a defiant declaration of what should have been), or a Bernie Bro 2016 T-shirt (just plain sad)?
Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz quote tweets Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and everything looks like a commercial for #Mastodon lately. https://twitter.com/brianschatz/status/1107398608033218560?s=21
"From 1985 to 2009, the average size of an American’s social network—defined by the number of confidants people feel they have—has declined by more than one-third. We may have hundreds of friends on Instagram, but evidence is mounting that those connections are not the ones that provide us the social balm we need, which is human contact." https://qz.com/1570179/how-to-make-friends-build-a-community-and-create-the-life-you-want/?utm_source=parIC&cid=sf01002 #community #socialmedia
Was I too harsh? I sat next to a screaming baby for almost an hour and had no complaints. These employees show up, and my blood pressure shoots up. I can get video.. #starbucks
Expanded perhaps excessively on my earlier toot. "Hate is profitable. Conflict is profitable. Schadenfreude and shame are profitable. While we smugly point fingers, tsk-tsk, and think we’re being clever as we strategically dole out likes and shares, we forget that we are all just hamsters running on wheels deep inside giant, hyper-engineered, artificially intelligent, fully gamified, corporate-controlled virtual worlds that we absurdly think belong to us." https://www.techspotting.com/2019/03/15/hate-is-profitable/ #socialmedia
RT @[email protected] New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: "I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change.” It turns out now is exactly the time to talk about gun laws.
Of all my international travels, New Zealand was always far and away my favorite. Its natural beauty is breathtaking, but its people and their embrace of diversity shone above all. As a Native Hawaiian, the enlightened path forged between Maori and the west is inspiring. And that it was U.S. exports of white nationalism that fueled this massacre is devastating. #NewZealand
The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/hottest-chat-app-teens-google-docs/584857/
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While on the subject of historic technology, did you know the earliest predecessor of Wi-Fi, satellite data, and even Ethernet was a protocol called ALOHA, developed at the University of Hawaii to connect distant campuses? https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5350363/ #alohanet #wireless #uhf #1g #gsm #arpa #ethernet
Before the web, I was publishing news on GOPHER and USENET. My first web page was an HTML presentation of the alt.culture.hawaii FAQ. I remember being excited by the launch of Mosaic in 1993, which was hot stuff... until Netscape 1.1N. #Web30
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