Favorites September 20th 2022
I've gotta admit, I couldn't even make it through the abstract, but it seems like this could be the beginning of a new antiviral against covid.
This looks so unbelievably solarpunk! Unfortunately it doesn't work with staple crops that make up most of our land use.
I'm very much in favor of this initiative, but I'm particularly impressed by how they avoid saying the scary part, good branding.
Those durable goods expenditures, yowza.
You know VFX has come a long way when someone can make this on a lark.
• Thread with details on the brochures given by Florida officials to asylum applicants in Texas to trick them into flying to Massachusetts. TL;DR, Florida officials confirmed the brochure was genuine, and gave excuses that don't get around the fact that none of the promises were accurate. By the way, if you're wondering why the Florida governor did this in Texas, he says it's because he couldn't find enough migrants for his stunt in Florida.
• Despite China and Turkey strongly signaling disapproval of Russia's war in Ukraine, Russia is rumored to be getting closer to declaring full mobilization. In light of all that this (long) thread covers what will happen if they do this. TL;DR: Their pre-war military was probably not able to absorb and deploy massive numbers of conscripts, but now that they've sent all their best officers to die in Ukraine, they definitely can't actually do anything with tons of conscripts, they'll end up sitting around in Moscow waiting to be sent to their deaths, reminiscent of 1917. Pretty much everyone agrees that mobilization isn't gonna work.