Government Orders You Tube To Censor Protest Videos Forget copyright infringement, You Tube is now complying with removal orders from governments to stop populist rage going viral Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.com Friday, May 20, 2011 In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate. The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government to censor footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest, during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court. Hayes has embarked on an effort to legally prove that the enforced collection of council tax by government is unlawful because no contract has been agreed between the individual and the state. Print this page.
velovert.com : Le VTT, tout le VTT Off The Hook x Brakeless Collection In a collaborative project between two retailers, Montreal-based Off The Hook and Brakeless team-up to offer a bike-centric effort. The collection features a number of items including a Quintin-produced 5-panel, a Re-Load messenger bag, four t-shirt designs and to conclude everything, a custom Marinoni bike. The collection is available now through Off The Hook. Photography: Vincent Tsang
PVC Bike Repair Stand I chose 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe for the main frame because it was sturdy & had the broadest selection of fittings. There are a couple pieces of 2" pipe that I use for the bike frame rests, and some optional foam weather stripping to use for padding. There is also some shaping of some of the pipe & fittings, so some carving & shaping tools are required. Tools: - hack saw (or alternately a PVC tubing cutter) - tape measure - wood chisel (or alternately a dremel tool with a carbide bit) - pencil & dry-erase marker - file - sand paper PVC parts: (4) 15" lengths of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the base supports (2) 34" lengths of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the legs (1) 16" length of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the down-tube support (1) 51" length of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the base outrigger (1) 3" length of 2" diameter pipe for the bike rests (3) 1 1/2" T-fittings (2) 1 1/2" 90 degree elbow fittings (2) 1 1/2" coupling or end-cap fittings (1) 1 1/2" cross fitting (AKA 4-way fitting)
How to Turn Bike Parts Into an Awesome Table First and foremost, "How to Make Crappy Stuff Awesome" is an exercise in diagnosis. After lugging a bent bicycle wheel through two rush hours on three different subways to the Williamsburg home of 3rd Ward, I still only had a faint notion of what I wanted to do with it: Namely, build a coffee table that spun like a Lazy Susan. Tim Dowse, the mastermind behind the class, told me to start by looking at what I couldn't change (the spokes) and what I could work with (the post). "You don't have to keep an object intact," he said. "You want to keep the idea of the object." To maximize the table's bicycle essence, I decided to use clear plexiglass for the surface, resting it on the center bolt and supporting it with plastic spacers around the rim.
Wrapping a bike in Scotchlite 680 reflective vinyl Mike Mandiberg has used the awesome reflective properties of 3M Scotchlite 680 vinyl to wrap his bicycle and the effects are spectacular. Scotchlite 680 looks black in daylight but when flash or bright lights are pointed at it, the black vinyl becomes bright white allowing for high visibility. Mike calls his creation the Bright Bike and he’s currently working with Beacon Graphics in New Jersey to offer a DIY kit that will be cheaper for consumers. [via] At the moment, the cheapest roll of Scotchlite 680 costs about $116 but if all goes well, Mike is hoping that he can convince Beacon Graphics to put out a cheaper and smaller roll suitable for covering a bicycle. Check out the video below of how Scotchlite 680 works on the finished bike. How to build a bamboo bicycle - Go Green - SustainLane Posted to Instructables by ayasbek Step 1:Pick the bicycle frame you want to build If you are a real bike nerd you will love this step. You are now a frame designer and get to think about things like bottom bracket drop, chain stay length and head tube angle. I suggest using an existing frame as a template (if you have one you really like). If you feel ready to test your skills of an artist go to www.bikeforest.com and use the BIKECAD program.
The MacGyver Approach to Winter Biking (Zip Ties!) Photo: Dutch Bike Co., used with permission. Low-Cost Solution to Keep On Bikin' One of the cyclists at Dutch Bike Co was caught without studded tires when it started snowing in Seattle, but no matter, that's nothing that a box of zip ties can't fix!
Chicago's Awesome McDonald's Cycle Center (Video Tour) Photo: Wikipedia, CC Build It and They Will Come... There are many factors that can encourage more people to bike to work, from more bike-friendly employers, to changing the mainstream perception of bike commuters, to physically separated bike lanes. But even if you have all that, there's something that can make it all better, the cherry on top... A nice bike-center, a place where you can safely park, get maintenance done, take a shower, meet other cyclists, etc. Chicago's McDonald's Bike Center is a great example of how to do this right.