Favorites January 25th 2023
This is a fun idea although I doubt the cost estimate. I wonder if there's any way to measure ahead of time how much positive impact there is from turning two airports into one. Is it more or less than the benefit from simply having another transit option across the bay. Also, did you know that most new airport transit is driverless, while new trains are still manned...
Belgum too I guess? Check out how the Dutch do bike parking.
I spent a few minutes researching this, and best I can tell, the rumors are backed up by at least a few studies: women's restrooms really are worse.
A lot of discussion around fare evasion today. Darell Owens argues we should decriminalize fare evasion, but that making transit free would make problems worse. Tim Lee argues we definitely should still enforce fares, because as long as there are fares, evasion is a very visible form of rule breaking that lowers societal trust, and compares it to cheating on income taxes. Another good point is that cops defacing their own license plates to steal tolls is even more corrosive to social trust.
You just know the little bits of commet are going to completely mess up the turbines.
Seems like good news? Surprising to me at least. Note, this is the percentage of married women who get divorced each year, not affected by the rate of marriage.
• Thread about Joseph Rotblat, the only person to leave the Manhattan project once it became clear Germany would win WWII.
• Thread by David Roberts about transit advocates being annoyed at EV advocates, and how this pattern happens in other areas as well. TL;DR: people advocating for similar things will actually engage with your argument, leading to more arguing, but the real problem is all the other people, who don't care about any of it.
• Short thread by Eric Topol about updated data on the Bivalent Booster. TL;DR: it's quite good, maybe better than expected, including against XBB.