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Favorite Rejects 2022-12-11
My impression from the US context is that in the old debate the right pole was “there should be as much construction as the market provides” and the Old Left pole was “no the market will generate too little construction.” Hence the US interest in Fannie/Freddie subsidy schemes.
it’s really something to see all the silliest left-NIMBYs on here go to the mat defending the Berkeley Academic who called apartment buildings “eco-apartheid”
Twitter went from banning accounts that incite violence to the CEO inciting violence against former Twitter employees from his account.
Me, 10 years ago: Hahaha Mao was so insane, he made all the professors go work on farms, what a nutcase LOL Me now: 🤔
Gotta say when I RTed this “fusion is closer than you think” thread yesterday my timeline wasn’t quite as aggressive as “they’ll be achieving net energy gains literally tomorrow” and yet here we are.
We worry about technological plateaus for a decade, and then in the space of a week AI passes both the Turing Test & the Bar Exam and we get a net gain fusion reaction. https://t.co/CgYNJy4cRj
FUSION ENERGY BREAKTHROUGH: US scientists have made one of the most significant leaps in decades in the search for the Holy Grail of energy - limitless, carbon free power - by achieving net energy gain in a fusion reaction https://t.co/3uYRD7QL1R Huge scoop by @thomas_m_wilson
David Sheppard @OilSheppard