Favorites May 4th 2023
These are even quite tall apartments, when we build on bart parking lots, we don't even break 10 stories.
Here’s the underlying Vox Explainer, although Prokop’s TL;DR is perfect. This was something that was confusing me it was helpful to have someone who has spent time watching Tucker Carlson explain that there's actually nuance to this specific racist quote versus the content of his his racist tv show.
Looks cool, but I'm waiting for a normal phone that folds to be tiny instead of a tablet that folds to be phone sized. Not that many manufacturers seem interested in making that.
• Short thread about the difficulty of getting cows to moo for background ambiance about a farm for the radio
• Impressive list of operations possible with ChatGPT's new Python interpreter capabilities.
• Article with many photos explaining why 3 bedroom apartments are so expensive in the us compared to in the rest of the world. TL;DR: it's the double staircase requirement, which makes it hard to get windows for all the rooms.
• Short thread about how Portland's high inclusionary zoning seems to have lead to fewer affordable units getting built. Relatedly, Max Dubler points out that Inclusionary Zoning is actually a prime example of neoliberalism: shifting onto private actors things that were previously state functions.