Link. In 2006 McNeil thought a catastrophic avian influenza pandemic was very likely. He was wrong then. Now he cautions against both complacency and panic. The last paragraph is morbidly amusing.
Link. “I retired in August of 2022 so I think I’ll focus on mountain bike trail maintenance and, like Superintelligence’s Carol Peters, on the needs of friends and family.”
Link. “President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.” Started under GWB. Cheap at 7.5 billion. Sometimes we do good things.
Link. I regret not buying that cabin in the remote wilderness.
Link. We need liability and lawyers.
Link. “malware checks for available firmware upgrades every 10 seconds. When an update becomes available, the malware copies the archived file for backup…”
Link. Why a first-tine journey seems much longer than subsequent trips.
Link. History meets genomics.