Internet Curiosities

Video: flying through a pneumatic tube system

Boing Boing -

A camera flies through a pneumatic tube system like those found in libraries, banks, or in government buildings (such as this one in Norway.) It's fun to imagine that this is what it will be like riding in Elon Musk's Hyperloop. For more on pneumatic tube systems, check out this talk below by Molly Wright Steenson:

Facebook “Safety Check” Allows You to Connect with Family during Natural Disasters

The Hacker News -

Facebook is moving a step ahead from others and making its social media service as an information sharing platform in serious situations as well. The social networking giant has announced a new tool, which lets users notify their family and friends that they are safe during or after natural disasters. <!-- adsense --> The tool, named "Safety Check," will soon be available globally to over


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