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none of these reactionaries understand that the last time they made liberal democracy upset, effete Berkeley liberals (followed by communists) invented a way to drop the sun on an entire city
@transraven332 @MarkOffTheLane @EFMememacher If you call what is happening to Ukraine right now "winning" then I do not dare iamgine what defeat will look like to you. Russia has taken the bare minimun territory it seeks. It should obviously take more though. Finally, Ukraine has a much much worse k/d ratio
The Verge: "“It may seem as though Twitter is US-centric but if anything it’s Japan-centric,” he said. “There are roughly the same number of daily active users in Japan as there are in the US, despite the fact that Japan has one third of the population of the US.”"
イーロン・マスク氏 “ツイッターは日本中心” 米メディア #nhk_news https://t.co/mNbCGwwmml
Riots have reportedly broken out at the Foxconn IPhone Factory in the Chinese City of Zhengzhou, the recent Civil Unrest is due to COVID Lockdowns where over 100k Workers have been locked in their “Factory Dorms” for weeks with a majority not being paid during the Lockdown. https://t.co/qL15ZYZ6zx
Land value tax would solve this
Housing Shortage Reflects the Cheap Cost of Holding Vacant Land: "New York City alone has more than 77,000 lots that are either vacant or have a building that is less than half the size of what zoning allows" https://t.co/WctBK4Ty6B
Jim Russell @ProducerCities
Per capita CO₂ emissions over the last two decades. There are now several European countries – including Spain, France, and the UK – that have lower emissions than China. These are adjusted for trade, as the subtitle says.
Good thread here. Let me say more broadly it’s weird that the discourse has collapsed “thinks climate change is very unlikely to cause literal human extinction” and “thinks climate change is no big deal” — there is a broad middle ground here!
As one of the experts who was consulted on @willmacaskill's What We Owe the Future (but did not respond to @xriskology's request), I feel a duty to respond to this, as parts of this piece are misleading in ways that make me suspect this tweet might be misleading too. THREAD 1/ https://t.co/gr8Juf6PgM
Matt Burgess @matthewgburgess
The boring non-politics thing about Twitter is that unlike Facebook/Instagram/podcasts they never built a strong direct response ad business. When you’re relying on brand advertising direct adjacency to “ironic” frog nazis isn’t great.
If elevators didn’t exist, there would be tremendous amounts of hype about the possibility of emerging elevator technology to transcend land scarcity and solve housing affordability problems.
This is really neat. USPTO is launching a new experimentation center!
@uspto @calebwatney @NAPairolero @Econtoole @miketeod 2) At the USPTO workshop, USPTO Director Kathi Vidal mentioned that the USPTO is launching a new internal R&D unit that will regularly conduct randomized experiments to improve the agency's systems and processes.
Heidi L. Williams @heidilwilliams_
China has been the world’s most populous country for hundreds of years. In 2023 that title will shift to India. By 2100 India will be twice the size of China. Cc: