Favorites February 12th 2023
The full presentation is quite long. But it seems wild that Youtube shows now have as much funding as a netflix show. Meanwhile, from The Economist: “More content is uploaded to YouTube every hour than Disney+ holds in its entire streaming catalogue.”
The trick here he says, is to write weak buy America rules that have minimal impact, but still satisfy the populist demand for the policy.
More seriously, what seems to have happened is that the Chinese spy baloon made us realize our radar parameters were filtering out slow stuff, and that's why we've shot down 4 objects in like a week. This definitely makes the DoD look bad, especially because the mistake was pointed out years ago. The short version of this very long thread/article is that since everyone interprets 'UFO' as 'aliens' no one wants to discuss them. But a lot of them are probably adversarial drones. Anyway, my favorite comment is that it's probably not a good time to be taking a balloon ride.