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If you check out the visualization, it's really quite beautiful, although it took a while to fully render on my machine.
I'm amused by his follow-up suggestion that "Schiff and Porter should both demonstrate their commitment to progressive causes by transferring half that money to independent expenditures for Tammy Baldwin." Although neither of them is ever going to admit that this race doesn't warrant so much money.
Check it out, Substack Notes embed correctly! Although, on the Substack Notes front:
Casey Newton’s take on the subject was a bit more subtle: when Substack was just infrastructure for sending emails, avoiding discussion of moderation was easier. But now that they’re going to be mixing everyone’s content together, that gets trickier…
• Interesting discussion of the idea of allowing members of a community to sue a city for delaying a project. TL;DR: developers are afraid to ever cross a city because it's so easy for the city to punish them in the future, but they could credibly claim that they couldn't stop some random YIMBY from suing.
• Long thread discussing plausible evidence that HSV treatment with antivirals also prevents dementia.
• I've previously been under the impression that action by China against Taiwan would start with a blockade, but this thread convinced me that China might be more likely to prepare for a full amphibious assault before beginning hostilities.
I added a correction to my April 1st edition, it appears I was taken in by the story of urbanism in Seattle, it really was too good to be true.