February 2022

Monday, 28 February 2022

The Terrible Truth So Many Experts Missed About Russia

Ben Judah: “Though Americans may think of Russia as a society used to tyrants, this is subtly missing the point.”


Sunday, 27 February 2022

EE380 Talk

David Rosenthal: “Because miners’ opex and capex costs cannot be paid in the blockchain’s cryptocurrency, exchanges are required to enable the rewards for mining to be converted into fiat currency to pay these costs. Someone needs to be on the other side of these sell orders. The only reason to be on the buy side of these orders is the belief that ‘number go up’. Thus the exchanges need to attract speculators in order to perform their function.”


Thursday, 24 February 2022

On paper, Tom Brady was unremarkable. On the field, he grew into a legend.

Sally Jenkins: “Even at his peak and his prime — actually was there ever anything less than a prime? — he was not a great improviser, could not throw well on the move with those slow feet. He had to know where he was going with the ball and get it away quick in order to look so good. He never hid from the fact; he just refined his throwing motion and scorched his eyes staring at film so he could outsmart the people boring down on him.”


Tuesday, 22 February 2022

More contagious version of omicron spreads in U.S., fueling worries

Rob Stein: “Especially if that happens just as mask mandates and other restrictions are being lifted across the country and people are really letting down their guard.”


An Undiscovered Coronavirus? The Mystery of the ‘Russian Flu’

Gina Kolata: “H1N1 came back after being gone for two decades. It and another virus, H3N2, have been circulating ever since. 'Until 1977, we never had two subtypes circulating at the same time,’ Dr. Monto said. ‘We don’t understand why one subtype pushed out the other and why it didn’t happen in 1977.’”


Wednesday, 9 February 2022

A Party Tearing Itself Apart: The GOP and the Growing Ideological Schism on the Right

Jared Yates Sexton: “They are correct about one thing. This system is broken and it is ripe to be replaced by something new.”


Sunday, 6 February 2022

What now? How pandemics end

Katelyn Jetelina, M.P.H, Ph.D.: “How long will immunity last? Will it be shorter because Omicron was more mild? Or will it be about the same as before (median 16 months with large variability)?”


A cause of America’s labor shortage: Millions with long COVID

Aimee Picchi: “It’s a dark side of American culture that we don’t believe people unless they look sick.”