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Favorite Rejects 2022-04-10
the clearest sign we're *not* living in a simulation is that nobody has found an exploit that yeets you into the sky and causes God to despawn https://t.co/KQCav0vckH
The current Elden Ring Any% run involves using a metronome to exploit a glitch in the blocking animation which sends you flying many miles outside the intended play space, causing the geometry of the whole world to unload to save memory and making the final boss fall to its death
One lesson from my interview with was that electrolysis (green hydrogen production) is on an exponential cost decrease path. noahpinion.substack.com/p/video-interv…
Russia’s invasion supercharges push to green fuel 🍃🏃♂️ 👀 Green hydrogen is now cost-competitive with the fossil fuel-based product (gray hydrogen) 📅 That cost parity wasn’t expected until around 2030. But surging gas prices shifted the calculus https://t.co/PXG9Bn2zKT https://t.co/TnuD3f9iy7
Stephen Stapczynski @SStapczynski
Also a good example here of demand-led misinformation — for most of the medieval period, the official position of the Church was that witches weren't real even though there was a lot of belief in witches among the mass public. Things changed due to the Reformation.
Had a conversation with a medievalist friend on social media & conspiracy theories & he reminded me that the advent of the book precipitated witch-hunting. Books about witches sold far far more than books about science in the 16th & 17th centuries.
Claire Lehmann @clairlemon
In parts of Europe, you got competition between Catholic & Protestant churches and since lots of people believed in witches the religious authorities would compete to show who was better at finding them. In places with less competition, fewer witches. peterleeson.com/witch_trials.p…
I think this is not new (Ronald Reagan) the limiting factor is that the charismatic celebrities are inefficiently packed into California and New York.
System is learning that the qualities to be good on tv and win office are the same. Used to be a norm that they should act different. Society becoming less formal and rigid, students calling professors by first names, etc. I expect many more TV stars to be elected in the future. https://t.co/fbadY6xWeK
Richard Hanania @RichardHanania
The other issue is that being a politician doesn’t seem like an attractive option for the top tier celebrities — like clearly Oprah could have won an Illinois senate race but why would she want to?
Rules banning chain stores from this or that sector seem really bad — anti-productivity, lowers wages, etc
Fascinating profile of the man behind the now-gone Angel’s Share in New York, which has to be one of the most culturally influential bars to exist ever.
This is massive..
Huawei, which accounts for 33% of network equipment installed in Russia, is suspending all orders in Russia due to fear of secondary sanctions by the US, Forbes Russia reports. Huawei also sent part of the employees of the Russian office on vacation for a month. #Dragonbear
Velina Tchakarova @vtchakarova
Macron has delivered the best labor market conditions France has seen in quite a while and also has very good ideas on energy policy. https://t.co/9zfzIswTst
Name a reason to support Macron in the second round without mentioning Le Pen
Special Puppy🧦🐒 @SpecialPuppy1
Fossil fuels are regulated in a cost-benefit framework where the downsides are weighed against the upside of having electricity. Nuclear is subject to stricter rules that make much safer & cleaner than the competition but too expensive. slowboring.com/p/the-nuclear-…
I should do this to who has a lot of disreputable far-left stances in his background https://t.co/4KTdSrJsj3
@mattyglesias She expelled her own father from the party in 2015 to separate herself from his extremism
Benjamin Bardman @BenjaminBardman