Favorite Rejects 2022-06-01
What?! Taiwan don't be sucky like this.
After the national security law in Hong Kong, Taiwan became a refuge for fleeing activists and supporters of the protests. Now their applications for long-term residency are increasingly being rejected or left pending indefinitely. Many are leaving. https://t.co/NyrJrP1Keh
Lily Kuo @lilkuo
Twitter is the tech company equivalent of the city of San Francisco. Its natural advantages are so huge that it never has to do anything well.
These surveys are often like: "If you had an unexpected expense, would you pay it in literal cash?" "No, I'd put it on credit card, like a normal person." "So you'd have to go into debt, got it." "Well no I'd sell stocks if needed to cover it." "Got it, you live in squalor."
I have no problem with mocking high earners like this but these stats are worth keeping in mind when thinking about that famous stat about households who can't cover a $400 expense without borrowing. Having bad cash management and being poor are totally different issues. https://t.co/tOoMlGt8co
Timothy B. Lee @binarybits
It you ask a left-NIMBY whether supply drives down prices, they’ll say no. If you ask investors they’ll tell you straight out, “oh, for sure, we actively avoid areas where new housing is allowed.”
For the record: 1. Compared to other cities, LA builds almost nothing 2. That said, what we do build tends to be concentrated in a few neighborhoods where zoning allows it 3. We specifically try to avoid buying in those neighborhoods
Moses Kagan @moseskagan
A bit of a milestone: After 130 years or so of growth, the global fleet of cars with only an internal combustion engine will probably peak in 2022. EVs are already the auto industry's sales growth driver. Soon they will be the fleet growth driver too. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
Off-Duty Officer Instinctively Reaches To Turn Off Body Cam During Argument With Wife bit.ly/3m6tfBy
this tracks. I’m a pretty good debugger and it’s not from being ~smart~ or knowledgeable it’s just a whole lot of patience and stubbornness.
I interviewed over 200 software developers for my book "Coders" What's the one trait they generally all shared? An ability to tolerate epic, constant, grinding, Sisphyean frustration Even more important than "being logical", really My essay on this: https://t.co/ajt31qWxmr
Clive Thompson @pomeranian99
Like for better or worse, it's not the NRA that is pushing for a less aggressive approach to punishing people for breaking DC's gun laws.
Deliberate, pre-planned election theft has become the GOP's default strategy in key states.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘It’s going to be an army’: Tapes reveal GOP plan to contest elections https://t.co/BDdx8QaMpM via @politico THE HIGHLIGHTS:
Heidi Przybyla @HeidiReports
Layoffs generate bad press and demoralize the remaining team. I think we will see more companies end remote work programs to spur resignations. That's what Elon is probably doing. This isn’t exactly a new idea. Marissa Mayer did this in 2013 at Yahoo!
Elon Musk told SpaceX and Tesla employees that they were required to “spend a minimum of 40 hours in the office per week.” Those who did not do so would be fired, he wrote in a memo. https://t.co/eOwVV5UIGp https://t.co/pHzcnIDHm1
The New York Times @nytimes