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Favorite Rejects 2023-01-18
I know they mean it as slur but I think it may backfire. I mean, doesn't "Reactionary Centrist" sound kinda badass? Like we could get our own motorcycle jackets and ride into town to scare the Vox staff. "Hey Johnny, what are you reacting against?" "Whaddya got?"
There are cities that build lots of housing and where housing is cheap (green). There are cities that build little housing and are expensive (purple). There is no city in America that builds lots of housing and is also expensive. That giant red box is completely empty.
NYC lost 190 market-rate and 80 deed-restricted affordable homes, but at least they prevented the Manhattinization of [checks notes] literal Lower Manhattan.
Opponents win lawsuit against Howard Hughes Corp. tower in South Street Seaport Historic District. Judge declares Landmarks Commission approval "null and void." https://t.co/esvsMTzRQ1 https://t.co/OunZAJ1xZk
Tribeca Trib @TribecaTrib
This was a great move on OpenAI's part (and good for Kenya!). But it unfortunately prevented me from getting ChatGPT to speculate on how we might go about creating a horde of 2-foot-tall gonad-chomping robots.
🚨Exclusive: OpenAI used outsourced Kenyan workers earning less than $2 per hour to make ChatGPT less toxic, my investigation found (Thread) https://t.co/302G0z7vy3
Billy Perrigo @billyperrigo
The way the official poverty rate is calculated, in-kind service provision by definition doesn't count as reducing poverty, but if you look at consumption-based measures of material well-being then you see big improvements. leo.nd.edu/assets/339909/…
I’ve never made it a secret that I’m not a big fan of our prime minister, but this is a powerful interview about our support of Ukraine. Tapper: ‘Will there be at any point a limit..?’ Rutte: ‘No. We will continue doing this. (…) He cannot win.’
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte @MinPres tells Jake Tapper the Netherlands is in the “top league” of countries providing aid to Ukraine @NLintheUSA https://t.co/KXJc6RAjvQ
The Lead CNN @TheLeadCNN
Scale of the new Texas green hydrogen megaplant is insane. Consumes more energy than the city of Austin. Will produce enough fuel to meet 0.1% of daily U.S. diesel demand.