Favorites October 6th 2022
Dark Brandon continues the winning streak.
Super cool looking with the fog, Stross says it looks like "something out of a Bond movie"
I would never have guessed that diesel requires more refining than regular Gasoline.
I thought this was interesting info, I was sorta hoping technology was a bigger part of it, although I guess regulatory might be easier to change. The same account also had some info about progress in genome sequencing, a new machine has been introduced that can sequence a human genome for $200.
Still gotta do permitting reform though.
While we're at it, Tokyo is planning a 5577 foot tower, scheduled for completion in 2045.
• Thread from Aaron Eckhouse with details of the State's response to Mountain View's plan for housing. TL;DR: they're asking for significant rewrites.
While we're on the subject, today California HCD stated multiple times today that January 31st is the real deadline for housing elements to be submitted. This means that San Francisco is already planning to fall out of compliance, despite their city attorney's statements to the contrary. And on February 1st 2023, the “Builder’s Remedy” will kick in and height/density limits in SF will end.
• Thread summarizing status of two different sidewalk-based food/grocery robot delivery services. TL;DR: while Kiwibot isn't doing so well, Starship seems to be progressing quickly, it helps that the stakes for a 4 mph suitcase are much lower than a 35 mph car.