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Favorites May 13th 2022: Budgets, Watches, and Artillery
Wow, "The proposal calls for 25% of NYC’s street space to be converted into walkable pedestrian plazas, bike lanes, green space, and bus lanes by 2025." It’s nice to have a passable public transit system.
I feel like rationing vaccines is not gonna get more people to take them, but who knows.
They plan to use the money for one-time stuff, because it's likely a very short spike in revenue, hopefully they save some too. I'd love to see it go to transit infra, but our costs to build are so ridiculously high that it would feel like lighting the money on fire. But there are other options.
The linked series of interactive animations is absolutely incredible. This is the second of these articles I've seen from the same guy, the previous one was on car engines.
Competition in electric cars! South Korea! Manufacturing in America! What's not to love?
Dang, these photos look like the lockdowns from April 2020.
• Short thread about Warren's new anti price gouging bill, which seems to attempt to make price increases illegal. This seems... let's say "not workable"
• Thread covering a study of what legislative staff do with input based on who gives it to them. Source of the info doesn't change their likelihood of taking a meeting, but it has a significant impact on whether they'll recommend it to their boss.
• Long thread covering how Ukraine's Artillery system works using SpaceX Starlink. Their current system appears to be faster and more effective than even what the US has right now.