David's Favorites: October 5th 2022
And of course here's the full list of lakes from wikipedia.
I think there's a good chance that apple's response to this will be to remove the charging port and go wireless-only for the iPhone.
People like living in cities, even if they don't need to go into an office. Since we've suddenly got a bunch of excess office space, maybe we should think about how to convert some of it to residential?
OPEC decided to pump less oil, helping Russia and hurting the west. "U.S. foreign policy is not a jobs program." There's a bill being discussed to end military support of the Saudis.
Andrew Prokop's take: "This is a very interesting article and the question of why we are reading it is even more interesting. Sure seems to me like this is being strategically leaked by the US as a warning to Ukraine." Probably a good idea to be drawing the line at assassinations.
Noah Smith realizes: "that's where the blasters in Star Wars come from"
• After the story about the NYU prof yesterday, there are now multiple responses from long graduated students who are saying that this professor was simply a bad teacher. Finally, however, Intelligencer brought this back to the larger point which I've covered before: the US simply makes it unnecessarily expensive and difficult to become a doctor.
• Short thread about why vaccines and sanitation should be considered part of the Industrial Revolution. TL;DR: it's hard to build large sewer systems without industrial tools.