Favorite Rejects 2023-01-26 pt1
Yea rejects has to be split in 2 today.
But let’s start with a gif and a Hamilton joke!
The debt ceiling has been raised or suspended 52 times since 1978: 32 times under Republican Presidents, 20 times under Democratic Presidents. Avoiding a default isn’t a partisan goal – it’s a basic gov’t responsibility.
It’s wild, the extent to which Americans express preferences through markets — electric bike sales 2-3x electric car sales, walkable neighborhoods still expensive during a tightly orchestrated housing downturn — and the VSP response is, No, Americans want sprawl and traffic.
OpenAI's GPT-3 embedding API is really affordable for people to experiment. I embedded 220,000 documents for about $80. Just don't make the mistake I did and try to do it all at once, my VM ran out of memory the first time, so I broke it up into 10k docs at a time. :(
An old timer at my first job told me: “Never take 2 week vacations. Everyone just saves work for your return. Make it 3 weeks or more so they just take care of things without you.”
GREAT new bill. AB251 from would require the California to "study the relationship between vehicle weight and injuries to vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, and to study the costs and benefits of imposing a passenger vehicle weight fee."
"Andrea Mitchell and Alan Greenspan trying to block construction of a sidewalk outside their $1.5 million by arguing that the sidewalk would be an assault on black history" is one of the funniest things to ever happen washingtoncitypaper.com/article/566081…
Are electric cars better for the climate than petrol or diesel? Yes, in almost all cases. In my latest Substack, I go through all the numbers:
A few points worth noting on the SPR dispute: — Biden’s policy worked — 2022 was the second-highest year for US oil production ever — Average monthly oil production has been higher under Biden than any prior president — EIA estimates we will hit a new record in 2023 https://t.co/m92QcT6TjY
Our petroleum reserve releases worked to bring down prices at the pump – and we have a plan to refill the reserve at a profit to taxpayers. House Republicans are trying to weaken that critical tool. And gas prices would go up because of it. https://t.co/Ji5xZ9rfCW
President Biden @POTUS