The Hidden Melodies of Subways

Tying into to this nerdy post:

The New Mexico Rail Runner’s door chime is the “meep meep” sound that the Looney Tunes roadrunner makes!

…here’s another nerdy post!

But I’m relying on the New York Times to do all the work for me here.

With this link.

I mean, they’re not very hidden at all, in that they are all warning sounds for closing doors and PA system announcements, but still, it’s (sort of) interesting to hear what the different cities and countries choose to use for what is ostensibly exactly the same purpose.

And it’s also really disappointing to hear how awful London’s effort is.

Phone tracking

I read this very interesting NYT article and thought that I should share it with my readership.

Obviously, I have many apps on my phone that use my location to offer me better, more accurate services. Indeed, some apps rely solely on tracking my location and sharing it with others. And for me, that’s really not a problem: the benefits far outweigh any potential negatives.

If I was in a job where that sort of information could compromise my security, then yes, I would be concerned.

But if anyone can weaponise my weekly visit to Pick n Pay by hacking into the logs of my location pings, then good luck to them.