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"Mind-blowing fact of the day: The total cost of the U.S. military’s F-35 program, $1.45 trillion, could provide free college education to every student in the U.S. for 20 years. Oh, and by the way, the program has been a total disaster. Nine years into development, the F-35 fighter jets (the most expensive American weapons ever built) are still not ready for combat, and their software is so flawed that they may never be ready. Great." (Sources: Military Times, Motherboard; cited in The Hustle online, April 28)
Pacifica.city and Big Banker both report that Gorilla Barbeque has expanded next door into the former Vintage at Heart thrift store on Highway 1. Pacifica palindrome lover Roger Wilco wishes them well: "All I, Roger, ever nosh, son -- revere Gorilla!"
Sorry, dog huggers, but a new study says that dogs hate hugs. Read it and weep:
Journalist Dan Lyons' hilarious but somehow sad tale of his bumpy year as a marketing guy for a startup. (published in Fortune magazine, April 1)
Private twin beds, free wi-fi, restrooms, coffee and tea—all on a six-hour overnight bus ride between S.F. and L.A. What a concept! Sounds like a step up from the funky old Green Tortoise.
Dan Neil writes excellent car reviews for the Wall Street Journal. Funny, too.
Pacifica.city has created charts for the city's budget. Get your forks out; pie is served.
The San Francisco Chronicle "Insight" section Sunday, April 17, is loaded with goodies for anyone interested in social media, print media, Internet trolls, selfie obsessions, smartphone abuse, technology addiction, etc. Here are two of the best pieces:
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