Favorites October 2nd 2023
It appears Trump going to be having a bench trial rather than a jury trial because his lawyers forgot to request a jury trial. The video is already funny just with the fake credits overlay, but the music in the original is good too.
Sometimes when I speak to urbanists who are more anti-car than me, they argue that EVs are meaningless, because there are so many ICE cars already on the road, and it'll be 20 years before they're off the road. But the lifetime of a house could easily be 100 years.
Inclusive Zoning is a big part of how subsidized housing gets built in California, this could have a huge effect. Darrell Owens thinks it'll be bad. A conservative supreme court may well see this as a way to own the libs. Others point out that the logic is clear: all modern zoning is bad. Especially density zoning, as density has more positive than negative externalities.
Flotsam and Jetsam
– Thread summarizing USA's numerous geographic advantages, although there's a small error around coastline analysis, a notoriously difficult problem. (src)
– The repairs to SR 37 which serves 40k people will cost more than a new metro line in Paris which will serve 1.5 million (src)
– Veterinarian services costs are up more than normal healthcare since the 90s. Here's a short paper essentially saying "yup, that's weird" (src)
– AI Can't be credited for writing per the new union agreement, but the writers are allowed to use AI (src)
– Canadian official conservative platform is miles away from American conservatism. In part this is because via the parliamentary system, the crazies could start their own party. (src)
– Graph of impact of property tax assessment limits, CA and NY are regressive on this tax, Texas and Arkansas are progressive. (src)
– Chat GPT got the seventh root of 3^7 wrong, but given a screenshot of the interaction, it could explain very clearly what happened and why it’s funny. (src)
– "Even things that are true can be stated in ways that seem like a bizarre take at first." (src)
– Key to SpaceX's success has been vertical integration (src)
– Comparison of the newly opened Florida Brightline rail line with others in the US. It's pretty good. (src)
– On Wednesday there's going to be a test of the national wireless emergency alert system. (src)
– The microplastics we're finding everywhere are mostly made of car tires, not plastic straws. (src)
– China's electricity demand is crazy high (src)
– Michael Lewis is talking as if his book on FTX will take SBF's side, which is ridiculous (src)