Favorites April 18th 2022
There's a whole thread there, but the parodox is that despite all the criticism, no one seems to be trying that hard to reform institutions either. Maybe the summary is that we want mediocre journalism?
As much as we're making progress technologically, the pace of change is still so unbearably slow. At this point the goal is *still* anything but coal.
From the article, European regulation is resulting in some advancements which we'll hopefully be able to import. Apparently the idea of laser etching the food isn't gonna happen.
Totally crazy that they haven't moved towards legalization. It's favorability is -4 *among republicans*. Nate Silver speculates that it's because Democratic leadership is a bunch of old people. The conversation about this today brought up stats of usage by age, although they seem surprisingly low for every group.
The details of how this wargame is described were interesting, including soldiers trying to get video of the other side that could be made to look bad on social media. The extent to which the Russia / Ukraine war is shaping our understanding of modern conflict cannot be overstated. In other war news, Russian troops are being tracked by Find My iPhone.
My first thought was that it's the treatment of Uyghurs, but it never seemed to get that much coverage. Also, wtf is up with Italy.
I was not ready to be seeing such interesting content shared by Jeff Bezos. It's an excerpt from an article in The Atlantic. But even better, he also shared a funny short video to illustrate the point.