January 2024

Tuesday, 30 January 2024

‘Ukraine fatigue’ is unpardonable

Martin Wolf, Financial Times: “Does the west still believe in itself?”


New GitHub Copilot Research Finds ‘Downward Pressure on Code Quality’

David Ramel, Visual Studio Magazine: “There’s no question that, as AI has surged in popularity, we have entered an era where code lines are being added faster than ever before. The better question for 2024: who’s on the hook to clean up the mess afterward?”


Saturday, 27 January 2024

Majority of America’s underground water stores are drying up, study finds

Saul Elbein, Politico: “This suggests a dual cause of loss — less rain entering the system to recharge the aquifers, which also drove farmers to turn to groundwater to make up for what precipitation and surface water no longer provides.”


Wednesday, 24 January 2024



Tuesday, 9 January 2024

The U.S. is facing the biggest COVID wave since Omicron. Why are we still playing make-believe?

Eric Topol: “What is the exit strategy that could get us to ‘return to normal’? It certainly can’t happen with the current complacency and false belief that the virus will burn out and go away.”


Monday, 8 January 2024

The campaign that removed the President of Harvard was about DEI, not plagiarism

Don Moynihan: “You might ask how this can happen, but the better question is why it keeps happening.”


Friday, 5 January 2024

CNN’s inaugural Road to 270 shows Trump in a position to win the White House

David Chalian and Terence Burlij, CNN: “How many voters will be motivated to show up at the polls because of perceived and real threats to democracy?”


Monday, 1 January 2024

‘Endemic’ SARS-CoV-2 and the death of public health

The John Snow Project: “First, MPX itself is a very dangerous disease. Second, universal smallpox vaccination ended many decades ago with the success of the eradication program, leaving the population born after that completely unprotected. […] For these reasons, it was unthinkable that anyone would just shrug off a massive MPX outbreak – it is already bad enough as it is, but allowing it to become endemic means it can one day evolve towards something functionally equivalent to smallpox in its impact. And yet that is exactly what happened in 2022 …”