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Favorite Rejects 2023-01-21
When my parents redid their kitchen (20 years ago), they couldn’t get the crown moulding to go all the way to the edge…so they hired a real life matte painter!
Google and Microsoft are going all in with generative AI as core to their future. There is no “we are still early” here, trillion dollar companies are shifting their whole strategy and focus. I can’t ever recall a technology and strategy shift as fast and meaningful as this.
I don't think anyone believes the car industry would be happy for city dwellers to use bicycles instead of cars. They need to sell cars. So why do you think the car industry played such a major role in the promotion of bicycle helmets?
An aging world means more grandparents, and this helps working mothers who embrace the economic and household benefits of multigenerational family life. Children are happier. Mothers earn more. Grandmas have meaning in their twilight years. Here’s to matriarchal living.
Numerous studies find that mothers with granny-nannies earn more than they otherwise would. Grandparents’ care is good for grandchildren, too https://t.co/1ExfcwRErp
The Economist @TheEconomist
Most (all?) of these streetcar projects have been boondoggles that didn't meaningfully advance mobility.
Weird article to publish about the Omaha Streetcar project in 2023, focusing on Warren Buffett’s opposition and not mentioning the failure of the Obama-era projects and pro-transit critiques of them at all https://t.co/NhIXICN9HB
Market Urbanism @firstname.lastname@example.org @MarketUrbanism
Note that in Japan where building codes & zones are crafted for the purpose of public safety and not imposed aesthetics by localities unlike the United States, that Japan produces the most registered architects in the world per-capita and 3x as many as the United States.
Why do most new buildings look the same? Why do people hate them so much? Has this happened before? Last fall, I travelled across the country to answer these questions and more. Read what I found below (plus, there's quizzes). edited by @ByEshaRay https://t.co/e0vrbTExsE
Anna Kodé @anna_p_k
If a builder's remedy project can't get a shovel into the ground within the next couple of years, it'll be an extremely bad sign for the whole RHNA reform agenda.
I think my favorite Nietzsche idea is the idea of the Apollonian and the Dionysian. Order and chaos trigger very distinct senses of beauty.
My read is the apocalyptic wish casting you see in takes about climate, pandemic and even US Democracy, is that it’s a way for overproduced elites to cope with disappointing life outcomes. “It doesn’t matter that my life hasn’t gone to plan since the world is ending anyway.”
the dubious claims aside, the thing about this brand of apocalyptism is that there’s never really any kind of affirmative mass action anyone should take. the conventional system has failed..and that’s just it. at least tankies want to give the elites the wall. https://t.co/YVojYEv74n
William B. Fuckley @opinonhaver
Police don't do traffic enforcement, they do warrant-free investigation under the guise of traffic enforcement which is why no place with low traffic violence relies on roaming manned police patrols.
You could try policing this more, but you might not like the results https://t.co/xEmSxbaDst
Joe Gabriel Simonson @SaysSimonson