Favorite Rejects 2022-09-23
With an eye on China, US to develop drones with India. New Delhi seeks to diversify its arms imports which are mainly Russian-made.
What happens when Indians become the majority of English speakers on the internet? It will happen over the next decade or so. And it'll change the world. This is a fun piece (not by me!) that extrapolates out what happens when the Empire Writes Back.
Funding for communities!!! DOE Announces $16 Million to Support Consent-Based Siting for Spent Nuclear Fuel energy.gov/articles/doe-a… via
An architect friend once told me getting rid of parking requirements for new buildings in Berlin was a huge, accidental win: apartment buildings are cheaper & faster to build without garages, density increases, and eventually people realize life is just easier without cars.
Gavin Newsom has signed AB 2097: all parking requirements for new housing are now eliminated within a half-mile of train, ferry and bus-rapid stations and major bus stops in California. The biggest parking reform law in the country.
Darrell Owens @IDoTheThinking
You know that feeling when you eyeball a piece of code that's clearly repetitive, but you're lazy to refactor? Just ask 's AI Mode to do it!
Highlighted areas will be affected by AB2097 - No longer subject to the city's parking minimums. Highlights to me the need for high quality transit around Sierra Vista and Old Middlefield.
In remembering Patrick today, recalled the time he just decided to prove the hero of The Sound of Music was a war criminal, just because he could. Because he was there.
Let’s talk about Captain Von Trapp, also known as “Der Kapitan,” or as I like to call him, “Der Iron Baron.” /1 https://t.co/5s0HiS3Fuj
President Dawg @PresidentDawg
For those who asserted that walkability decreases crime via an "eyes on the street" effect, here is a thread of papers I found. 4 out of the 5 show a positive correlation between walkability and crime.
@DandiaAsad Here's an article that finds that walkability is associated with more robberty: https://t.co/gZDRclGkcc. https://t.co/aJCfLgvPz3
Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦 @Noahpinion
I saw evidence that this polls worse than legalizing heroin, so I figured I should probably stay quiet about this until I can come up with some new more persuasive angles.
@mattyglesias Do "kids should be able to vote" again, that was a banger, and also I agree
The truth that too few people are willing to recognize is that screenwriting matters.
There's a subculture of MICHAEL CLAYTON heads out here and also some emergent "whoa ANDOR is actually good" commentary but far too few people connecting the dots & just putting themselves out there as Tony Gilroy fanboys/gals. It's Gilroy, folks, that's what's good!
Sam Rosenfeld @sam_rosenfeld