Pioneer Press: At St. Paul ‘wet house,’ liquor can be their life—and death Minnesota has created four residential facilities for homeless alcoholics who refuse to sober up. Although I oppose this on idealistic grounds, I admire the fiscal sense of this approach. It costs just $18,000/person, and consequently costs far, far less than dealing with a homeless alcoholic and the crimes that they're likely to commit.
Vimeo: A Sequence of Lines Traced by Five Hundred Individuals Clement Valla used Amazon's Mechanical Turk to get 500 people (paid 2¢ apiece) to trace a line drawn by the person prior to them. The result is a brilliant illustration of evolution. Each generation introduces slight (and sometimes not-so-slight) changes that ultimate lead to a drawing that bears no resemblance to the straight line that started the whole thing.
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Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Charlottesville, VA, USA. more »
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