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Favorites May 5th 2022: Plastic, Power, and the Pentagon
"a catalyst separates the building blocks that make up PET into their original monomers, which can then be repolymerized—built back into virgin plastic", very cool.
Really clear now that allowing too much disinformation on Twitter is not the primary danger of Musk buying it.
"Curtailment is the deliberate reduction in output in order to balance energy supply and demand or due to transmission constraints." We need better transmission to send this to other states, and we need batteries to store it.
Youyang Gu says this is probably one of the most comprehensive estimates to date. We're approaching Spanish flu numbers. A recent paper estimates that the cost per life saved has been 55k in the US, which I believe is considered a good deal.
The Pentagon finally offered a denial, but what a foolish thing to have leaked to journalists.
Or better yet, actually pass bills, but I admit that's probably too much to hope for in the senate.
My understanding is that MS Windows is quite popular, this seems like quite a large undertaking...
• A thread about how corporations can most effectively handle downturns. The subtext is that a recession is imminent.