Favorites December 26th 2023
The total material needed for the transition requires less than a percent of the amount of fossil fuel material we mine each year.
To be more specific, monetary policy is not really possible without switching to fiat currency..
This built in scanner they’re adding to iOS looks really great.
Flotsam and Jetsam
– On the occasion of the NYTimes running an article about California farmers "fighting" to continue taking water a reminder: they're mostly growing almonds or grass. (src)
– I may have mentioned it previously, but "ozempic is also the cure for doomscrolling and tiktok" (src)
– Discussion of a paper based on lottery winners that showed that when poor people won a random lottery they actually commit a bit more crime than before, not less. (src)
– McSweeney's article from the perspective of a villian from a halmark movie. He's trying to build new homes where the seasonal christmas shop is, seems like he's in the right. (src)
– A third of clinical RCTs are faked, although the good news is that it's mostly just 'paper mill' studies in underdeveloped countries. (src)
– Weird that the valence on gain of function research has changed, but when the Trump admin lifted the ban on it democrats opposed it. (src)
– In response to an extremely long article about how to better optimize biotech R&D funding, a link to a video that's only an hour. (src)
– Combo of the Dril Racism dial and the Torment Nexus in a single Sam Altman tweet (src)
– Is the FTC doing well or poorly (src)
– Much of us patriotic iconography is quite liberal, "It has been our fate as a nation not to have ideologies, but to be one" (src)
– Some kids in Kosovo were named Tonibler after Tony Blair in honor of the NATO air campaign. (src)
– Questioned on a plane for doing math (src)
– Students thought that a native american's film depiction of reservation life was racist (src)
– Jones act joke? Passenger Vessel Services joke? (src)
– More evidence of Nate Silver's theory that people are upset about inflation because companies are better at price discrimination. (src)
– In japan anyone can operate a small business out of their garage (src)
– Fukuyama has a precinct view, back in the 90s, of why Industrial policy is hard to do in the US. (src)