Favorites April 19th 2022
Unexpected upside of electric cars, but it makes the requirement that trains always blow their horn at every intersection seem really bad. This is on top of that study indicating noise pollution causes Dementia out of Denmark.
I guess this is what Tesla does instead of advertising?
The 30 foot drone operator tower was a surprise, I had never heard of such a silly thing. I also didn't realize that the other delivery drones are so much bigger than Google Wing's drones.
He continues, saying at some point, a "lurid narrative that tells people their country is Great Satan probably just gives them a distorted worldview". Polling is from The Economist. And it could be TikTok, we don't have any way of knowing.
This is great news! And it looks like it wasn't even close. Campos blamed his loss on "big money", which is a bit silly, at some point you have an unpopular message. Further, if you're on the left, you should probably expect to be outspent, and aim to have a message that actually resonates with people.
I'm amused to see this come up again, but the higher order point of 'maximum sunlight access isn't necessarily a good thing as cities heat up' is a point I'll try to remember to make in the future.
• Incredibly long thread about language and memes and war. The email ran late because of how long I was reading this thread.