Favorites September 22nd 2022
Fremont I get, but what's Sunnyvale doing so high on this list, I’d assume it’s similar to Mountain View right next door, which didn’t even make the list.
This is awesome I'm happy Newsom ignored the people telling him to veto this, this is probably the California bill I'm most excited about this year! It's a big win for Donald Shoup's policy perspective, as well as the many people who've joined the cause. Here's a map of where it applies in California. Hopefully he signs AB 2011 as well.
• Thread regarding history of Russian "partial" mobilizations tending to become "full" mobilisations, along with one discussing in more detail how mobilization could impact Russian society, and how the west should respond. TL;DR: Mobilization will touch everyone eventually, and it indicates that they still think they can win, convincing them they won’t is the West’s best option. Relatedly: reports of who's being sent are all over the place, ethnic minorities, rural population, but also... Gazprom employees?
• Thread of details about why the Valencia center bike lane is a bad idea (and why all center bike lanes are bad). Also proposes a reasonable alternative, which would actually be better for local businesses. TL;DR: having bikes in the center of the street doesn't work well, and there are studies to back this up.
• A thread of the long history of people complaining that "the men of today are getting to feminine". TL;DR: Newspaper stories going back to the 1880s at least. If you go back far enough they're doing ballet and invading the Netherlands.
• Thread with details of how the President of Iran walked out of an interview today in New York because the interviewer wasn't wearing a scarf. TL;DR: it wasn't prespecified that she'd wear it, and she's interviewed Iranian presidents before without it. Clearly related to the protests in Iran.