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Wednesday, 10 May 2023

May 6, 2023

Heather Cox Richardson: “Tonight, I am, once again, posting yet another version of this article.”


Monday, 8 May 2023

A monumental moment: End of international emergency

Katelyn Jetelina, MPH PhD: “The probability of a variant of concern (which would be named Pi) is still ~20% in the next 1.5 years. If one emerges, it would likely cause a tsunami. (We saw something similar happen after the 1918 flu emergency ended.)”


Sunday, 30 April 2023

The Glorious Return of a Humble Car Feature

David Zipper, Slate: “Although they look fancy, Farah said that carmakers can purchase screens for less than $50, making them significantly less expensive than tactile controls.”


Friday, 21 April 2023

Emergency Rule Seriously Restricts Trans Health Care For Adults, Minors in Missouri

Lauren Leffer, Gizmodo: “Through the new rule, Missouri has become the first state to effectively ban gender-affirming care for adults in the U.S., presenting an insurmountable amount of hoops to jump through for many. […] Moreover, the emergency regulation mandates that healthcare providers give misleading information to trans patients seeking gender-affirming care.”


Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Fossil Fuels Were A One-Time Inheritance And We Blew ‘Em

Indrajit Samarajiva: “This is what makes Net-Zero By 2050™ commitments so hilarious. We’re coincidentally running out around the same time. It’s like saying ‘You can’t fire me! I quit!’


Monday, 27 March 2023

More Cryptocurrency Gaslighting

David Rosenthal: “To average a reward a day now requires about 175,000 ASICs, 99.7% of which will be trashed without ever earning anything.”


Sunday, 19 March 2023

Fascists Are Attempting to Win Followers by Rebranding as Antiwar

Shane Burley, TRUTHOUT: “Heimbach’s new organization’s strategy is to build a ‘united front’ against capitalism, suggesting that both fascists and communists have a common cause.”


Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Striking Back – Scientists fire lasers at the sky to control lightning

Allison Parshall, Scientific American: “Lightning strikes at airports are an ‘ongoing issue’, and they not only delay flights but also can injure or kill employees and travelers, says Irene Miller, an aviation researcher at Southern Illinois University, who was not involved in the study.”


Ron DeSantis Goes Full Trump on Ukraine

Jonathan Chait, New York: “The accommodations the party’s hawks will make to DeSantis are already being previewed in the conservative media.”


Sunday, 12 March 2023

Silicon Valley Bank closed in second-biggest bank failure in U.S. history

Gerrit De Vynck, Rachel Lerman and Jeff Stein, The Washington Post: “The FDIC said it created a new bank to manage the firm’s operations, starting on Monday — a rare occurrence in a bank failure that typically means the process was rushed.”


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