links for 2010-06-29

  • Roger Geffen, a campaigner at CTC, the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation, got a shock when he returned from a cycling conference in Copenhagen this week to find a ‘Cycle Superhighway’ had been painted on the road outside his front door – directly into the back of a parking space with a taxi parked in it.
    (tags: bike london)
  • The train cemetery is located in Moscow region. Just look at eyes of them worn trains, they are full of sorrow, but still if you look at them with a right kind of eye you will see a faint twinkle in these old wreckages
  • By the time I checked in that evening, expecting the glitch to be resolved, there were 1000 more fans, bringing my total to over 5000. By the next morning there were 7000, and this explosive growth rate continued in the days that followed. Soon the day-to-day increase started doubling regularly, until it eventually hit a steady stride – at which point I was gaining more than 25 000 new fans on a daily basis.

    Keep in mind that the fan count had by now far surpassed the number of copies of the book that had actually been printed. So those weeks when over 100 000 new strangers would inexplicably join my Facebook fan page were maddeningly confusing.

  • Commanders do not allow sexual intercourse on the International Space Station, it has been disclosed.
    (tags: space sex)
  • Last Saturday in Moscow region there was held a rehearsal of display of military equipment as a part of International Forum called ‘Mechanical Engineering Technologies.’ There was built a special training ground for the display – a unique area that allows showing riding properties of armored and wheeled machinery to the fullest extent. There are lots of obstacles of different kinds on the training ground needed for demonstration of any types of machinery.