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Calendar, Night&Day Our History

Our History

Ten years goes by quickly. Since 2004 we've seen iPhone generations 1-5s, a nudity ban, the Giants' World Series wins, and even the legalization of same-sex marriage. So much can happen and has happened in a decade. And for…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters April 30-May 6, 2014

Following the Phone Put that phone in a safe place: Fascinating article . I will be keeping my phone out of sight on the streets and on public transportation. Thank you!…
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News, Feature The Life of a Stolen Phone: For the Smartphone Industry, Theft Is a Part of the Business Model

The Life of a Stolen Phone: For the Smartphone Industry, Theft Is a Part of the Business Model

Alex had a gnawing, uneasy feeling when he boarded the last BART train from San Francisco International Airport, on the way home from a business trip in 2012. The station was dead empty. The 33-year-old risk-management consultant was alone, shuttling…
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Calendar, Night&Day Go Hack Yourself

Go Hack Yourself

Look around you. Are there any 10- or 12-year-old kids nearby? If you answered yes, then probably all of those kids know more about jailbreaking an iPhone than you will ever know about anything. If that makes you sad,…
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Calendar, Night&Day FilmStrip Tease

FilmStrip Tease

Images advertising On the Edge 4, the photography expo brought to you by the good folks at Erotic Art Events, are heavy on the cheese and rife with cliché. But digging through the portfolios of the 26 participating photographers…
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News, Sucka Free City Phone Jack: The Promise of a Wi-Fi City is Beset by Analog-Era Problems

Phone Jack: The Promise of a Wi-Fi City is Beset by Analog-Era Problems

Free Wi-fi came to Market Street last month with all the fanfare of a coronation. It didn't quite approach the citywide installment plan that former Mayor Gavin Newsom and former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin devised in 2007, but…
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News, Sucka Free City Down Is Up: Bang with Friends, Rebanged

Down Is Up: Bang with Friends, Rebanged

When the hookup site Bang With Friends secured its first million dollars in April, it had all the production values of an html page designed by a high school student — or three enterprising tech bros during a night of…
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Music, Sleigh Bells Smell Like Team Spirit

Sleigh Bells Smell Like Team Spirit

First: a cartoonishly high-pitched "Hi!" Then the metallic flash of a blade being drawn. Vague purring, a few chords on an acoustic guitar, a dog barking. And ... DUN-NUH-NUH-NUH: You're being pelted by a storm of shrill, murderous robo-rap —…
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Music, Stop Hating She & Him Already

Stop Hating She & Him Already

Let's be honest: She & Him are an extremely hateable duo. Had Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward quit recording after their first album, Volume 1, they would have remained cool in a lot more eyes ­— if only because one…
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Pedal Power: Finally, Biking Can Charge Your Phone

When Aaron Latzke and David Delcourt launched the Kickstarter campaign for their "Siva Cycle Atom," they gave themselves a month to amass $85,000. Two days later, they'd raised more than $58,000. The masses (at least, those among them willing to…
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News, Sucka Free City Time Warp: Exploring the Hipster City in 1972

Time Warp: Exploring the Hipster City in 1972

When you're offered advice like the following, you'd best take it: "The majority of people here are hip. Straights who want to fit in might do well to don an Indian corn necklace and bell bottoms." Behold the wonder of…
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Dining, Eat Gilberth's Rotisserie and Grill: Good Food Served Poorly

Gilberth's Rotisserie and Grill: Good Food Served Poorly

There's a forlorn air that hangs over an empty restaurant, and persists no matter how good the meal or how handsome the dining room. The pan-Latin food at Gilberth's Rotisserie and Grill is exciting, occasionally even excellent, and the industrial-chic…
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News, Sucka Free City S.F. Pit Bulls: Protecting Yourself and the Controversial Breed

S.F. Pit Bulls: Protecting Yourself and the Controversial Breed

When angered, pit bulls are powerful and relentless. And even when not angered, they boast impressively strong jaws that you probably don't want clamped down on you. But we humans boast the gift of guile. And, over the years, our…
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News, Sucka Free City

Personal Needs: Tech Dude Seeks Young, Materialistic Women

With so many tech-industry fellows gadding about, it's little surprise San Francisco was recently named the American city with the greatest number of men eager to be "sugar daddies" to younger women. Perhaps that explains this personal ad we recently…
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News, Sucka Free City

Law & Disorder: "The Examiner" Punches Crooks in the Junk

Anything Police Say Is True Enough to Put in a Headline, Police Say A trio of brutish broads punted puppy after puppy on Sunday morning in Bernal Heights, police said, so we put it in the paper. Police also…
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Calendar, Night&Day At the Core of Jobs

At the Core of Jobs

Steve Jobs always knew how to captivate an audience. Through memorable high-profile product introductions over the years, he made it nearly impossible to see an Apple Inc. gadget without associating it with him. But in the wake of his death,…
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News, Sucka Free City

Rant: Who Suffers From Your Technological Lag?

Ranter: Excited fortyish guy hollering into an iPhone Time: 7 p.m. on a Wednesday Location: Powell BART station Topics covered: Exciting new technologies; the difficulties faced by earlyadopters; how everything is somebodyelse's fault Excited Guy: I'm on my new iPhone.…
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News, Sucka Free City

Rant: Who on This BART Train Hasn't Stolen From Target?

Ranters: Twentyish guy in a tie and sharp pressed pants; young man in crisp oversized white T-shirt, resting with his legs up on the seat across from him. Time: A bit after 7 p.m. on a Thursday Location: Pittsburgh/Bay Point…
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Dining, Eat Fresh Eats: How Come I Buy a Groupon and Still Pay More?

Fresh Eats: How Come I Buy a Groupon and Still Pay More?

Last week, SFoodie launched "SF Etiquette," a weekly feature fielding questions about dining out in an era where forks, chopsticks, and iPhones share table space. Read more at blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/sf_etiquetteSFoodie. L.S.: If you buy a Groupon for a restaurant and invite…
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Calendar, Night&Day Youth Trumpet Buddhist Message Loud and Clear

Youth Trumpet Buddhist Message Loud and Clear

The Marsh Youth Theater doesn't hold back when mounting its original production about the life of Gotama Buddha. It has assembled three award-winning playwrights, an Indian/jazz-fusion composer, three live musicians, a video artist, and a Bollywood choreographer. This doesn't even…
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