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Favorite Rejects 2022-12-07
I was today years old when I found out that Fly Me To The Moon is a gay love song! Composer Bart Howard wrote the song for his partner Thomas Fowler. They were together for 58 years! ❤️🏳️🌈
Some quick math in this thread on why driving a conventional internal combustion car/SUV/light truck really is just about as bad for CO2 emissions as driving an EV running on pure coal power. (Hybrids edge ahead of EV running on pure coal. But also: whose EVs run on pure coal?!)
@dvs1444 @kevinthorley Using those values and emissions intensity of 2.26 lbs CO2/kWh for 100% coal and 20 lbs CO2 per gal gasoline: Most efficient EV vs least efficient ICE = EV saves 0.93 tons CO2 per 10k miles. Least efficient EV vs most efficient ICE = EV causes 1.25 tons CO2 more per 10k miles.
Cohere automates 40+% of inbound support inquiries by using AI to automatically extract answers from past tickets. They just launched an agent assist product that lets reps respond to common questions 10x faster. Check them out here:
Every China stan who was screaming at us that only lockdowns can save us all from Long Covid is now like:
Dr. Liang Wannian /Top health experts now have to shift message really quick to emphasize virus less deadly. https://t.co/CbCXB76qdh
Liqian Ren @liqian_ren
One reason to be excited about solar (which is going to be much bigger than wind) is that it gives an advantage in industrialization to the Global South. Africa and Latin America will be cheaper places to make stuff, because they'll have the cheapest electricity.
The geography of the energy transition 👇 Where wind and solar could lead the renewables charge https://t.co/9KdlnlF9i5
Science Is Strategic @scienceisstrat1
It's kind of wild to watch a comedian, who was elected because he played a president on TV, and who started out as a totally mediocre president, become the world's bravest and most inspiring leader and the greatest leader in the history of his country...
TIME's 2022 Person of the Year: Volodymyr Zelensky and the spirit of Ukraine #TIMEPOY https://t.co/06Y5fuc0fG https://t.co/i8ZT3d5GDa
Researchers from the University of Sydney say they have developed a new type of sodium-sulphur battery which they boast offers “super-high capacity and ultra-long life”, and which will be much cheaper than traditional batteries.
Still mad about how the U.S. won technological dominance, moral credibility, and geopolitical hegemony in the 1990s and squandered almost all of it in the 2000s
This takedown of the Musk/Taibbi/Weiss conspiracy-mongering is very long, very detailed, and absolutely worth your time.
I feel like microwave-in-bag frozen food is an under-appreciated incremental improvement in living standards. It is as easy as traditional microwave dinners but tends to produce better results I think.
If your country gets overthrown by a dude named "German Prince Heinrich XIII Reuss of Greiz" who looks like a chemistry professor who just got accused of sexual harassment by a dozen of his grad students, by God you deserved it
! BREAKING ! German Prince Heinrich XIII Reuss of Greiz was arrested Wednesday morning along with at least 24 others suspected of planning a coup d'état in Germany The action is ongoing and 3000 police officers have arrested people in Germany associated with a right-wing group https://t.co/TCOFNZv7uk
Oskar Aanmoen 🇳🇴 @OAanmoen