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"the profits of tech companies are not the same as the social benefit of technology — witness how little profit solar manufacturers make, even though solar is changing the world"
I really liked Andor, here’s a review I read recently that really resonated.
• There's been a bunch of talk of the "Twitter Files" but the fact is, nothing in them is particularly surprising. However, if you do want something surprising, there's a thread of horrible security practices uncovered by Mudge. Not getting nearly as much coverage because it has no political aspect, but it's really astoundingly stupid stuff.
• Thread summarizing research into how often children get jobs at the same firm as one of their parents. Apparently 29% of Americans work at their parents firm by the age of 30. Amazing how many questions they could answer from the data!
• Short thread on ways in which they'll likely be able to build on the recent fusion breakthrough. TL;DR: much of the tech the NIF lab is using is actually quite old. Lasers have come a long way since 1992.