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Gallery: 13 images that helped define the look of the electronic age

In INSIDE THE MACHINE: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age [W. W. Norton & Company], cultural historian Megan Prelinger guides readers through the history of electronics.Read the rest

Inside the Machine: a visual history of electronics, technology and art

Archivist Rick Prelinger writes, "It's been a long wait, but Inside the Machine, my spouse Megan's visual history of electronics, technology and art is finally out and propagating throughout the world, and we're having a release party in San Francisco at the McRoskey Mattress Factory on Monday, August 24!"

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SF Bay Area: Tonight! #SFPhotobomb at the PianoFight theater

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This Wednesday at the PianoFight theater in San Francisco, Imran G and Red Scott present their new monthly comedy show #PhotobombSF, which combines today's best comics, a theater with San Francisco's best bar, and the stupid and silly fun of a photo booth.

Assembling at one of SF's newest and most exciting venues will be Joe Tobin, who's performed Stand-Up on IFC, Fun Fun Fun Fest's Drew Platt, along with SF Sketchfest's Nicole Calasich.

You can RSVP on Facebook and buy tickets here. Tickets are $15, or $7.99 with code BB715.

PianoFight is located at: 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

EFF is hiring an activist!


You can save the future! EFF pays a competitive wage and offers moving assistance and help with home-buying for its new hires, too.

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Rent a camping tent in someone's backyard near Google X for $46/night

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Need a place to stay near Google X in Mountain View? John Potter is renting out a 9' x 7' Coleman tent in his backyard on Airbnb for $46/night. You're allowed one shower per day and can eat inside too.

"It kind of is (outrageous)," Potter told CBS SF Bay Area. "But maybe they should build more affordable housing in Mountain View."

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Quantified Self Expo in San Francisco on Saturday (6/20)

Our pals at Quantified Self are hosting a big expo in San Francisco on Saturday and they're offering BB readers a $10 discount off the $20 ticket price! Get hip to the self-tracking scene and see your life through the lens of data! Event details here.

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San Francisco flowchart of on-demand delivery services for everything

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Stephanie Pakrul created a flowchart for getting what you want delivered, like food, drink, clothes, drugs, and things that "cannot be categorized."

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San Francisco to shut doors over rising rent

"Saying that staying in its current location was no longer feasible, sources across San Francisco confirmed Thursday that the popular Northern California city would be shutting its doors at the end of the month due to rising rent."

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Photos of the Golden Gate Bridge grand opening (1937)

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Seventy-eight years ago this week, the Golden Gate Bridge opened across the San Francisco Bay.

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Solving San Francisco's housing crisis with narrow, human-scale streets


The Narrow Streets SF site tries to imagine what San Francisco would be like with streets redesigned for humans instead of cars, allowing the space clawed back from the roads to be used for more housing.

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San Franciscans: help free the records of the US court system

Rogue archivist Carl Malamud sez, "On May 1 (Friday) at the Internet Archive in San Francisco, I'm going to be running a 'PACER Polling Place' from 8am-5pm. I hope you'll stop by and give me a hand."

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Spectacular San Francisco sunset displays every imaginable hue of red

Last week, Colby Droscher filmed a gorgeous sunset from his office in San Francisco's Mission District. He added Brian Eno's beautiful Deep Blue Day and generously shared it with the rest of us.

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San Francisco Sheriff's Deputy ring accused of pit-fighting inmates

San Francisco sheriff's deputy Scott Neu is accused of leading a ring of corrupt jail guards who coerced prisoners into gladiatorial combat with threats of rape and violence.

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This video captures exactly what it's like to order a coffee in San Francisco

This PBS video is basically a play-by-play of the last time I got a latte. Created by Steve Goldbloom and Noah Pink and produced by Nic Pollock for “PBS: Everything But The News.”

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Borderlands Books will stay open, thanks to cash from supporters


The store had been slated to close after San Francisco's new minimum wage law tipped it from marginal (due to high rents, competition from Amazon) to unprofitable, but after a meeting with customers, the owners decided to offer $100 "memberships" to make up the shortfall.

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The Wangs of San Francisco NSFW

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Thanks to writer Ali Wunderman and illustrator Minnie Phan at the Bold Italic, there's now a handy, dandy visual guide to the wangs you'll see around San Francisco.

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SF Muni spends anti-terror money on fare evaders because it's a gateway to terrorism


Cmdr. Mikail Ali, the former top transit police officer in San Francisco, justified spending anti-terror funding on fare evaders because "Fare evasion is the nexus by which we make those initial contacts [with criminals]" and cracking down on it lets them find terrorists.

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