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This is pretty cool, a much better attitude about immigration than the Netherlands, where they're passing laws to discourage university classes in English because they're worried about rents going up. It's good for people to want to come to your country, just build more homes!
Rapid bus lanes seem like a really good idea, mostly they just require paint. The biggest problem is that we still can't have speed cameras in them to catch violators, also it would be nice if we could build them a bit faster. Protected bikeways are also good
Pretty funny that they seem to be giving up on this. Maybe they can give in and add LIDAR to their cars, but they'll have to come up with something else to call it.
The largest single reading increase since about a year ago.
• Thread summary of a piece in the Economist about "shoggoths", huge, impossible to understand intelligent entities like LLMs. TL;DR: there are actually multiple such entities that already exist: markets, large corporations, bureaucracies, even democracies.
• Long article about how to prepare for the Deluge of generated content on social media