12:39am

Wed September 12, 2012
The Salt

Five Ways To Spot A Fake Online Review, Restaurant Or Otherwise

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 11:47 am

One sign that a restaurant review is a fake is if it gives a very high or very low rating without many specifics.
Bill Oxford iStockphoto.com

Thinking of going to a nice restaurant? Before you decide, you probably go online and read reviews of the place from other customers (or you listen to these actors read them to you). Online reviews of restaurants, travel deals, apps and just about anything you want to buy have become a powerful driver of consumer behavior. Unsurprisingly, they have also created a powerful incentive to cheat.

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12:39am

Wed September 12, 2012
National Security

Software, Not Just Bullets, Puts Military At Odds

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 6:28 pm

Soldiers use DCGS-A software at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
U.S. Army

Military commanders, government officials and members of Congress have long wrangled over which weapon systems are needed. Now, there's an argument over what computer software should be provided to soldiers in Afghanistan. It's a defense dispute for the digital age.

In recent years, the ability to analyze data has become almost as important to U.S. war-fighters as the guns they use.

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12:38am

Wed September 12, 2012
Law

U.S. Grows An Industrial Complex Along The Border

Originally published on Wed September 12, 2012 6:28 pm

A Border Patrol agent offers water to two men caught after illegally entering the U.S. through the Arizona desert. Roughly 80,000 federal workers have jobs related to immigration enforcement.
Ted Robbins NPR

The United States' southern border bristles with technology and manpower designed to catch illegal immigrants and drug smugglers. Since 1986, the government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on fences, aircraft, detention centers and agents.

But even as federal budgets shrink and illegal immigration ebbs, experts say that there's no end in sight for the growth of the border-industrial complex.

A Growing Investment On The Border

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12:00am

Wed September 12, 2012
American West

Today on Your Call: What do disparities in the American West reveal about the rest of the country?

On today's Your Call, we’ll speak with Ruben Martinez, author of “Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West,” about what he sees as the extremes of the desert regions of the US: outrageous wealth and devastating poverty, sublime beauty and ecological ruin.  From drug wars to immigration wars to water wars -- what lessons should we be learning from the legacy of the West?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


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11:25pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Out in the Bay 9/13 - 7pm

The Milk-Moscone Murders

Harvey Milk during his second unsuccessful run for San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Tom Eure/Harvey Milk Archives, Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library

Harvey Milk in His Own Words, and Why Dan White Killed Milk and Mayor George Moscone. 

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8:45pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Food Donors

Rhea's Deli & Market

Rhea's Deli & Market ~ 800 Valencia Street ~ San Francisco ~ 282-5255

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8:39pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Food Donors

Rainbow Grocery

Rainbow Grocery ~ 1745 Folsom Street ~ San Francisco ~ 863-0620

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8:34pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Food Donors

Pizzeria Delfina

Delfina Pizzeria ~ 3611 18th Street ~ San Francisco ~ 437-6800

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8:30pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Food Donors

PANoRAMA Baking Company

PANoRAMA Baking Company ~ 500 Florida Street ~ San Francisco ~ 522-5500

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8:25pm

Tue September 11, 2012
Food Donors

Nopalito

Nopalito ~ 306 Broderick Street ~ San Francisco ~ 437-0303

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