December 2023

Monday, 18 December 2023

Private Complaints About Money Sparked Fears He Would Resign

Justin Elliott, Joshua Kaplan, Alex Mierjeski and Brett Murphy, ProPublica: “‘As we agreed, it is worth a lot to Americans to have the constitution properly interpreted’”


Friday, 15 December 2023

Voyager 1 stops communicating with Earth

Ashley Strickland, CNN: “As both Voyager probes experience new trials, mission team members have only the original manuals written decades ago to consult …”


China’s Xi goes full Stalin with purge

Politico: “Since his reign began in 2012, Xi Jinping’s endless purges have removed millions of officials”


Thursday, 14 December 2023

Why Worry About Resources?

David Rosenthal: “… the efficiency of the on-board computers in autonomous vehicles has doubled every 2.8 years. Their models, using plausible assumptions as to parameters such as the adoption rate of the technology, and the growth of the navigation workload, show that unless the hardware efficiency increases much faster emissions from autonomous vehicles will rapidly eclipse the total from all data centers in 2018.”


Who Determines Kate Cox’s Health Care

Dahlia Lithwick, Slate: “The lie at the heart of overturning Roe is now in plain sight”