Do transportation network companies decrease or increase congestion?

TNCs are the biggest contributor to growing traffic congestion in San Francisco. Between 2010 and 2016, weekday vehicle hours of delay increased by 62% compared to 22% in a counterfactual 2016 scenario without TNCs


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Yes, @mozilla makes mistakes (same as the rest of us humans). And yes, their last one was ugly. But, still, they're the only ones in the browser business trying to do the right thing. So I'll keep using Firefox, Focus, Send, and the rest of cool software they produce.

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Did you know?
You can directly search for hashtagged Mastodon/Fediverse posts.

For instance, the following link shows all of our posts about the Tor Browser:

The following link shows all of our posts about vulnerabilities:

Just replace the last part of the link ([hashtag]):]

#infosechandbook #infosec #cybersecurity #security #blog #itsecurity #hashtag #mastodon #tip

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Wanna find out where (not) to park in your neighbourhood, with #OpenStreetMap data? You can help improve the map, by adding or updating OSM directly.

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Aweigh looks like so much fun to play around with. Also: literally solarpunk.

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Great work by Washington Post Graphics:

Mapping America’s wicked
weather and deadly disasters

"Data collection for these events has never been more consistent. Mapping the trends in recent years gives us an idea of where disasters have the tendency to strike. In 2018, it is estimated that natural disasters cost the nation almost $100 billion and took nearly 250 lives. "

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Impacts of habitat loss in the Maldives:

Green turtle returns to Maafaru Atoll to find a 2,200m airport runway has been built on top of a former nesting beach, lays eggs directly on the tarmac

Via: twitter@JezRoff

Antarctica, the confusing continent.

Via: twitter@TerribleMaps

When a band announces a 'world tour'

Via: twitter@TerribleMaps

Satellite ground track visualizer

3D visualization of the Suomi NPP satellite ground track

Check out the interactive visualization on an Observable notebook:

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RT @openstreetmap
OpenStreetMap wins Free Software Foundation @fsf award for projects of social benefit! The award was presented by FSF founder and president Richard Stallman and accepted by Kate Chapman, on behalf of the @openstreetmap community:

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#CopyrightDirective adopted - The exclusion of #FreeSoftware code hosting and sharing providers from this directive is crucial to keep Free Software development in Europe healthy, solid and alive.


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Monitoring air pollution across Europe

Thanks to the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Union

"The more I learn about proprietary software, the more I worry that objective truth might perish from the earth." Paul Romer

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