All posts tagged nyc

Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge Launches

How would you redesign the pay phone? The what? Yes, there used to be phones on street corners you could use for $0.05 per call. fun huh? Its like a conversation vending machine. Anyway, since our phones are in our pockets now, what should we do with the old booths? Many in NYC have been turned into wi-fi hotspots (thats why its all tingly near them). So Mayor Bloomberg has Read more...

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NYPD bag check- the flaws (misunderstandings) of random sampling

Photo courtesy of Flickr user ae9941Another NYC oddity. So the NYPD has been doing random bag searches in the subway right at the entrance to the platform. There were plenty of announcements prior to the program starting so people were well aware. The part I forgot about though was that they were random. Seeing the table and the eager cops I approached and opened my bag. This was early in the morning and I Read more...