Laughingsquid, ahead of the curve as always.
California regulates ride-share services
CNET: California became the first state on Thursday to regulate ride-sharing services.
The California Public Utilities Commission approved the standards for ride-sharing companies such as Lyft, Sidecar and UberX.
Criminal background checks for drivers, driver training, minimum $1 million insurance coverage and a no-tolerance drug and alcohol policy are among the new guidelines adopted by the commission.
Ride-sharing companies now have a year to meet the new standards.
Noah Baumbach, the director of The Squid and The Whale, Frances Ha, Greenberg, and more complex, layered live action comedies is making his first step into the animated world by directing what will be animated feature adaptation of Berkeley Breathed’s Flawed Dogs, an illustrated novel for kids.
Tone wise, we’re so intensely curious where Baumbach is going to take this.
#tbt: playing chess on 5th & Market. A few days ago, the SFPD has stated that they are shutting down these tables, where homeless folks & people from all over have been playing for decades. They say its because of crime & drug use, but as you can see in this picture, this was a place for folks to find peace & enjoyment. I can guess the real reason why they want these tables gone. What do you think?
This is really a shame. I’ve seen people playing at these tables all my life. Sometimes there might be “sketchiness” but that is not at all the dominating theme at these tables. This is one of the downsides of the mid-Market makeover, and as much as I love this city, they clearly don’t want anything that doesn’t make them money at this point.
Nintendo visionary Hiroshi Yamauchi has passed away. Paying tribute to the man who changed so many childhoods. http://fb.me/1HgK9Wdif
This guy inherited his dad’s trading card game company and turned it into the company you see today. He also is responsible for hiring Shigeru Miyamoto who invented donkey Kong, Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and Star Fox.
Right in the feels.
500,000 dead in 7 seconds (Hiroshima), 230,000 dead in 7 hours (2004 tsunami), 10,000 dead in one day (Auschwitz), 30 million dead in 5 years (The Black Death).