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Favorite Rejects 2023-03-19
The MN school lunch law shows how unapologetic liberal policy can become great politics. The bill wasn’t really part of any pre-planned agenda, it was dreamed up by a single legislator who thought “Why SHOULDN’T we feed kids?” Now it’s a huge Dem triumph and GOP humiliation
DOTs know what real barriers are and use them all the time to protect motorists from themselves and each other. They never put a strip of paint on the side of a bridge or mountain turn. People on bikes or foot deserve the same, real protection offered to motorists.
Remember when the Golden Gate Bridge had plastic sticks separating opposite direction traffic and drivers referred to the adjacent lanes as "suicide lanes"? Then they replaced them with concrete barriers. That's what's needed for bike lanes. Plastic sticks ≠ infrastructure. https://t.co/KMK7D9mFLz
David Ho @_david_ho_
facebook's model release 'for researchers only!!!' is going just about exactly as you'd expect it to
I realized it’s already at the point where I would find certain sorts of discussions with GPT-4 too cruel / insensitive. It doesn’t matter if it’s sentient or not, it acts too much as though it is and I don’t think it would be healthy for me to suppress that reaction in myself.
This is a good analogy! But in fact regulatory restrictions on the supply of doctors & hospitals are an important driving of high prices for American health care services.
I’m still not arguing with anyone on this but I like to think of it like health care. We have a shortage of hospitals and doctors in this country, but building more hospitals will not make care cheaper because the for profit system remains
Tisya Mavuram @tmavuram
"What will be your job after the revolution?" "I dunno, probably do some spreadsheets for a couple hours, screw around on twitter the rest of the day, and hope no one fires me for quiet quitting."
Almost two years after the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, the jihadists who transitioned from the battlefields to paper-pushing government jobs are ready to quiet quit https://t.co/i0eeN2Il0N
What happens when superhuman AIs arrive? It already happened in Go, and a new paper finds it boosted human performance & creativity: “innovative thinking can spread from machines to humans and among humans themselves, possibly improving human decision-making in those domains.”
Permitting reform expected to go through the normal committee process in the Senate. This is in contrast to the expedited process at the end of last year. Will take longer, but also meaningfully increases the chance of bipartisan agreement.
Amateur cynics are hoping Trump is the nominee in 2024 because they think he’s be easier to beat. Pros want to see him as a sore loser sniping at the winner from the sidelines the whole campaign.