Monthly Archives: August 2021

Millennium Park bike station reopens under new name and management

The Millennium Park bike station, previously named after its original sponsor, McDonald’s, has officially reopened as Hub312 Cycling Center earlier this month with an open house, free on-site bike checks, free park tours, and even free Chicago-style hot dogs. The bicycle station, located at 239 E. Randolph St., has been in existence since 2004, offering indoor bicycle parking, changing rooms, ...

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What would Bitcoin institutions look like

“Without common ideas, there is no common action, and without common action there are still men, but not a social body. Thus, for there to be a society, and all the more so for this society to prosper, all the citizens’ minds must always be united and held together by a few ideas of principle. Alexis de Tocqueville, “Democracy in ...

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“Solarpunk”: the word of the month

The term to add to your vocabulary this month speaks of a utopian future Solar panels masquerade as roads and stained glass. Plant life is closely linked to infrastructure, and colorful handicrafts are sold along the walkways. There might be airships, but an eerie Victorian-inspired steampunk landscape isn’t. This near-future fantasy has also not been corrupted by the superintelligent singularities ...

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