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Energy permitting reform is super important and it's great to see it moving forward! Apparently chip fab permitting reform is also in the cards.
I think that consumers are more likely to be right on this, but it's also a reminder that car dealerships are the worst.
If you're trying to figure out how this happened, it's because we left Afghanistan, and providing arms to Ukraine is much cheaper than fighting a war ourselves. Noah Smith points out that we're spending very little on defence at a moment when China is our most formidable adversary in a century.
Worth noting that this is ChatGPT 3.5 without browsing. Using version 4 will definitely get better results, and the browsing extension could help as well. 65% faster results seems significant to me.
Great drone video of Icelandic volcanoes. via kottke
• Short thread about how Pandora managed to get their iOS app ready earlier because of all the practice they had on earlier mobile platforms that never panned out.
• Thread by Meta's deputy chief privacy officer about privacy on Threads. Includes an explicit explanation that they're not launching in the EU yet because the newest privacy laws there aren't yet finalized, and it's too dangerous to launch until the law is clarified. Is this good for EU residents? Do normal people understand privacy the same way regulators do? Seems doubtful.