Link. Batteries expensive, expertise limited. Insurance rates for EVs will rise.
Link. Suicide is often impulsive and contingent. Interruptions and delays are life and death. Guns in reach are a very bad idea.
“There’s a retired police officer who has walked more than 600 people back from the ledges of the Tojinbo cliffs in Japan”
Link. California is going to extend coverage to undocumented and increase Medicaid reimbursement. This facility will likely reopen — for a time.
It’s very expensive to maintain a modern healthcare facility and rural areas are poor. They are also red, so it puts their GOP reps in a weird spot.
Link. Doesn’t address patriarchal values. I believe rise of educated women has been a major societal stress in America.
Otherwise about what you’d expect. Authoritarian drift, favor violence, Murdoch’s success, etc.
Link. Noah makes the case for a disinflationary boom — the roaring 2020s.
A good antidote to the usual despair. He makes a good case.
Link. Best free coverage so far.
Link. If you don’t vote Biden you don’t get to complain about what happens to you.
“The election will be decided by tens of thousands of voters in just a handful of states. In 2024 the fate of the world will depend on their ballots.”
Link. The church attendance is likely their greater fear. Less than 50% now, lowest ever.
Link. Happy to wait on Sonoma until 2024.
Link. The establishment had resisted using the word fascist.
Link. Russia has lots of experience with occupation. The criminal class is easy to recruit to leadership.
Link. The GOP’s 30y attack on government has severely damaged the FAA, CDC, IRS, EPA and much more.
Absolute idiots. By which I meant their voters.
Link. In her role as former Secretary of State in the Obama administration.
“Hamas deliberately places military installations in and below hospitals and refugee camps because it is trying to maximize, not minimize, the impact on Palestinian civilians for its own propaganda purposes.”
Link. Microsoft’s AI chip.
Link. A readable primer.
Link. Security is driving cloud migration
Link. Dowa Metals and Mining America an “uninfected conspirator”. Stillwater Mining sounds very suspect.
Industry theft numbers maybe 10% of reality.
Hint that gov might go after the lenders.
Link. More impressive: it’s way faster.
Link. Technical debt.
Link. Which is a war crime. Also, doctors can lie.
Link. I delivered babies. Human birth is hard and risky for mother and infant. I have felt deep gratitude for the C-sxn.
Link. GOP base is not connected to reality.
Link. “… infinite financial resources doesn’t mean a complex software conversion is going to do well. If you’re not a Vanguard customer you may wish to consider Fidelity instead.”
Link. “GPT-4 on its own is, for the moment, a worse programmer than I am. Ben is much worse. But Ben plus GPT-4 is a dangerous thing.”
Of course humans will still code, but it will all be machine assisted. Not quite as inhuman as chess, but a step function all the same.
Link. Mostly boring. Especially the Hadeon lava hell phase.
Link. Trump campaign doubles down on crushing us roaches.
Link. The gap is now 6y in the US; in 2010 it was less than 2y. Other than COVID it’s drug overdose, suicide, accidents. COVID gap is fuzzier but women got vaccinated more.
Link. Yeah, there’s a plugin for this but, really, WordPress, what are you doing?!
Link. “That’s not even a dog whistle. It’s just a whistle… Ask MAGA to cheer for the death of something abstract, like Antifa, and they’ll do it all day. Ask them to stand by while their blue-haired child gets dragged away to a concentration camp? Some people will. Plenty of them won’t.”
Great Jedeed essay on Trump channeling his inner Hitler.
Link. Check your password manager.
Link. Assassination can change history.
Link. Dyer explains the military context.
Link. Absolutely fascinating. American capitalism at its finest.
“More than 3 million creators now post around the world on OnlyFans, which has 230 million subscribing “fans”
The natural market for Apple’s Vision Pro and AI de-aging tech.
Link. Years late I put some social media thoughts into a blog post, only to learn ChatGPT4 has been “thinking” about this.
Link. Brilliant visionaries who got the right opportunity at the right time and citizens who voted wisely. We are still undoing the freeway disasters .. but the parks are superb.
Thank you Horace William Shaler Cleveland. #msp
Link. Wicked even by the standard of most scams. How was it not caught sooner?
Link. My best finance app was Quicken for DOS. Been downhill ever since. We are back to spreadsheets now.
Link. Of course you can.
Link. If you use TM you *must* read this. Migration Assistant. Finder. Least of all the TM GUI.
Link. WTF. Did you know that?
Link. Accident my ass. The 25 million dollar fine is nothing for Apple. It should have been a billion.
Link. I have 2 tags: Active and Important. Tags work on network shares. They can scope search. I love this type of article with actual use cases.
Link. One may infer that Apple threatened to sue Amazon’s ass. A deal was made.
Link. Gruber does Spatial Video with the Vision Pro. I suppose I’ll have one eventually.
Link. Excellent read on the cultural use of Science Fiction literature.
I mourn the loss of the original meaning of singularity- best presented in SF by Vernor Vinge but others have done well with it. (Charles and I disagree a bit on this.)
Link. “The form factor of a pin, so that it must be moved whenever you add or remove a layer of clothing, seems like a disaster.”
Glasses made more sense in that respect. Maybe a pet drone that follows us around …
Link. US State Department human rights report flagged SK abuse of slander and libel laws to attack journalists.
Link. They were in retreat in many states even before the rout. I think they were undone by their easy success, they dropped the mask too quickly. A case of catastrophic success, similar to GOP abortion “win”.
Link. “binding energy between two particles in a nucleus [is affected by] their spins”
Link. Drag and drop to trash. Weird this persists.