This is so unclear to me. You don’t have to dismount and walk your bike to make left turns… I’m not familiar enough with the location to imagine what “riding into oncoming traffic in order to turn into a left turn lane” means.(via leahj)
Perhaps they meant “riding in oncoming traffic to make a left turn.” That’s a thing I’ve seen people do; if there’s a break in traffic they’ll make half of the turn early, then essentially use the crosswalk half way across and then turn left onto their desired street. I don’t think I ever agree with riding against traffic so I don’t endorse this method of left turn. If you’re not comfortable with a standard left turn like you’d make in a car, you can make a box turn, which is completely legal when biking in Illinois.
I showed Jessi iOS 7 tonight:
“This looks like candy.”
[swipe swipe tap]
“This feels… a little much. Like they weren’t kidding about that ‘flat’ thing.”
[swipe up for Control Center]
“Oh that’s fantastic.”
“This looks like something Google would build.”
That’s because my Galaxy S had a similar but less complete feature over 2 years ago. :P
I’m reserving judgement until I get to use it, and I’m sure as hell not putting a beta on my 4S so that’ll wait until fall.
I, and I suppose many others, am perfectly aware that this NSA program is not *new*. I’m also perfectly aware that the program is probably legal under every existing rationale applied to the Fourth Amendment by our nation’s courts.
…consider the backdrop of these revelations. This week, the Supreme Court announced that law enforcement could collect DNA samples from non-criminals provided there was an arrest. There are thousands of pre-textual arrests a day, and a speeding ticket could lead to your DNA being logged and your being held in jail for 24 hours without trial, arraignment or access to counsel. We are a nation of mass incarceration, often for non-violent crimes like drug possession. So for many many Americans it is only ‘There but for the grace of God go I’ that they aren’t in jail, with the loss of autonomy and voting rights that entails. We have spent the last decade debating whether it’s OK for the government to visually inspect our genitals to determine whether we’re going to blow up a plane. This story is not merely about a single program, though that’s how the discourse has treated it so far. This thing is about a state whose relationship to its citizenry is out of balance. This is not the state the Founders envisioned."