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LORINC: Who’s going to be the grown-up on the Eglinton Crosstown? « Spacing Toronto

The link about the legal challenge to Ford’s summary dismissal of Transit City is especially interesting. In essence he cancelled the project without a council vote, which isn’t how it works. I remember when Miller unveiled Transit City – I was underwhelmed. Because I was being selfish. But it isn’t for downtowners like me who despite the frequent problems with capacity, bus schedules and reliability, are relatively well served by the TTC as compared to those who live in the inner suburbs, i.e. those whom the plan is designed to help. (via funkaoshi)

David Eagleman and Mysteries of the Brain : The Possibilian

I just released this from instapaper jail! It’s very good. It was published nine months ago.

When the commentariat attacks!: 14 entertaining cases of collective Internet satire

Standing up for ourselves

the devs of the Kindle/Facebook/now iOS game Triple Town were ripped off by the creators of Yeti Town in a rather shameless way.


Alex Gansa walks us through Homeland’s first season (Part 1 of 4)

  1. Homeland is amazing. 2. The AV Club’s walkthroughs with showrunners are amazing.

Joseph Stiglitz: “A Banking System is Supposed to Serve Society, Not the Other Way Around”

Has this really been sitting in my instapaper queue for a year? Anyway, he argues that a fundamental shift in the economy was the root cause of the depression as well as our current “recession”.

Toronto Is Having a Seattle Moment


Confessions of a Publisher: “We’re in Amazon’s Sights and They’re Going to Kill Us”


The Rise of the New Groupthink –

The Tome of Awesome | MetaFilter

Faded Americana: Abandoned Motels, Diners and Gas Stations

I’ve got a photo up in this.

Samsung vs. Google

Samsung is so far ahead of the other Android hardware makers it could start to pressure Google. (via)

The Pogies Celebrate Better Living Through Gadgetry

awards for the best tech ideas, not necessarily the best products

Make this Better: An Interview with Broken City Lab

9% have cut cable, another 11% are considering it

I am considering it.

Chuck Palahniuk | Thought Verbs