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Your Friday lunch-break linkbait.

Oakland Needs Big Brother: What about a RoboCop? Could we get Google to build us a RoboCop? [H/t: SFGate]

Silicon Valley Leaders Confident That GOP Will Deliver on Immigration: Watching the tech industry decide if it will back the GOP or the Democrats has been one of the most interesting, if under-reported, political stories of the year. But really, we want to know where Washington stands on the vital RoboCop-based issues. [H/t: SFGate]

Ten SF Movies That Defined The 90s: Sure we'll go with you on The Joy Luck Club and Mrs. Doubtfire, but where is Interview With The Vampire? The actual interview is set in SF, you know. [H/t: 7x7]

Being Black in SF: "The first time I became acutely aware of racial issues in San Francisco was when I was on a date. [We] were pulled over, and before we knew it, the police had guns to our heads." Your long read of the day. [H/t: The Bold Italic]

Inside the UC Berkeley Admissions Process: We must have been rated a three, we figure. How about you? [H/t: NY Times]

A Map of Vice in San Francisco's Chinatown, 1885: The most fascinating thing our city's Board of Supervisors has ever done. Were they pushing for a RoboCop in Chinatown? [H/t: Slate]

Progressive Incoherence in “Radical” Berkeley: "To grasp the political realities of today’s Berkeley is not only to dispel an antiquated myth about an iconic place; it’s also to begin to grapple with major incoherence in progressivism at large." [H/t: Dissent]



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