Favorites December 11th 2022
I didn’t notice when I took the picture, but that’s an electric light with candles as backup! Maybe it’s something you’d want if you’re having frequent power failures!
I've read of ways of trying to cheaply get good assessments of the value of land (or other property), but I had never before seen this idea of using the tax to buy some of the properties at their assessed value. I really like it, especially for patents, where folks aren't gonna be as sentimental.
Did you know men and women had different densities of fingerprint ridges? I certainly didn't!
I included a thread about Fusion power breakthroughs yesterday, it's already out of date! A major highlight was that someone reached 70% of breakeven, and now we're at 100%! Still generates mostly neutrons though, so that's an issue.
This is an excerpt from an extremely long article about VaccinateCA that I have not personally read in full. I have, however, read the other excerpts Tim screenshotted, and they were equally hot stuff.
That switch between coal and natural gas is a good sign, coal pollutes a lot more, but even better, the newest estimates expect that Renewables will actually grow even faster over the next decade than the last: energy shortage from the war in Ukraine has spooked everyone into moving even faster.
• Thread arguing that blocking fossil fuel projects has a net bad impact. Summarized by Yglesias: "like imposing a small, regressive carbon tax and allocating the proceeds to fossil fuel incumbents"