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INTENDED CONSEQUENCES are the norm in wildlife conservation interventions, and they are becoming the norm with biotech-based intervention. Ryan Phelan's TED talk is now online--15 stellar minutes of genetic rescue successes and prospects. ted.com/talks/ryan_phe…
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This isn't a new thought - but @Noahpinion puts it strongly and clearly. Not sure who needs to be convinced, but I hope whomever has the power to do something reads this and does in fact do something... noahpinion.substack.com/p/its-time-for…
Pairing short stories with explanatory essays that contextualize the tech driving its narratives, #AI2041, from @kaifulee and @ChenQiufan, offers a highly imaginative and highly informed look at where AI is likely to take us in 20 years. Check it out! ai2041.com
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Public sector tech folks: I'm looking for examples of project or product goals that aren't really goals, with bonus points for revised goals that actually are clear, meaningful, measureable.
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The gradual shift from small business ownership to large corporate ownership in every segment of society from medicine, veterinary medicine, rental properties (apartments and single family homes), breweries, etc… is tremendously damaging, and only serves to decrease competition.
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Ministry For The Future is such an important book, and so thoughtful. This is a very nice interview with Kim Stanley Robinson on his thought process and how science fiction is a kind of reporting. time.com/6086585/kim-st…
Quick thought on the remote work study, which got some ppl riled up. The 20th century office is a bundle of REAL WORK—desk work, meeting spaces—and SORTA WORK—lunch, chats, serendipitous convos. The biggest advantage of offices isn't REAL WORK. It's the SORTA WORK stuff. twitter.com/DKThomp/status…
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In my experience, for a software development to focus on reuse is misguided. Instead, focus on a culture of refactoring: not only will this yield simpler software with increasingly higher quality, in the fullness of time reuse will emerge in the form of patterns and frameworks.
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Jimmy Carter was on the right path with solar, but we don't need to wear cardigans to stay warm. We can #electrifyeverything without sacrifice. Thanks @billmckibben for the mention of Electrify! (out Oct. 12) in the @NewYorker. #electrifyeverything newyorker.com/news/daily-com…
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This is delightful. (Deleted my original tweet crediting the discovery of this link to @johnauthers, because it in fact came to me via @adam_tooze - both are financial writers with marvelous newsletters who also have impeccable taste in other matters of interest.) twitter.com/incunabula/sta…
@DigitalFawad @imoyse @avrohomg @DrJDrooghaag @sallyeaves @fklivestolearn @junjudapi @archonsec @fogle_shane @afigueiredo @ShadRaza1 @khurramcyber @alcgroup @StephaneNappo Too little too late? I usually say that in order to out compete your competitors, you have to out educate the market. @Microsoft played this game well in late 1980s and early 1990s and then @awscloud perfected this game last decade. @IBM and @Oracle watched it from sidelines.
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In a little less than an hour, I'll be joining @kaifulee on the @OReillyMedia platform for a discussion of his fabulous new book, AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future. learning.oreilly.com/live-events/me…
The vox podcast with @jamalgreene on "how rights went wrong" is the most thought-provoking thing I've heard in a long time. Based on this book. cc @allafarce amazon.com/dp/1328518116/…
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🚨Call for papers 🚨Maximise the visibility of your research to your community. Submit now to th@PeerJCompScic@PeerJLifefe Special Issue “Bio-inspired Deep Learning Image and Signal Processing Pipelines in Medical Oncology”bit.ly/3b6FZ6xb#oncologyg#deeplearningnUE
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Astonishingly, America’s EPA preannounces the days on which it will monitor PM2.5 pollution. Using satellite data Eric Zou confirms that on the other days businesses pump out much higher levels of filth. economist.com/graphic-detail…
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All you need to know about the idea that Wall Street speculators are the driving force for land use reform is @IDoTheThinking’s point that Blackstone’s regularity findings explicitly cite limits on new construction as their business strategy. darrellowens.substack.com/p/vacant-nuanc…
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Number of people who go bankrupt every year because of medical bills: UK - 0 France - 0 Spain - 0 Portugal- 0 Denmark - 0 Australia - 0 Iceland - 0 Italy - 0 Finland - 0 Ireland - 0 Germany - 0 Netherlands - 0 Sweden - 0 Japan - 0 Chile - 0 Canada - 0 United States - 643,000
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I don't think most Californians know how much Newsom and the Democratic legislature have done in the last 18 months. To be honest, I didn't know a lot of it, until I sat down to pick through their record. But it's impressive. nytimes.com/2021/09/02/opi…
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From Yahoo News today - Perhaps one of the most American headlines ever printed. "Oklahoma's ERs are so backed up with people overdosing on ivermectin, gunshot victims are having to wait to be treated."
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Reminder: If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t be doing everything in their power to take it away.
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If you’re wondering why the government doesn’t take more risk the way that the private sector does, observe them getting pilloried for failed experiments the private sector writes off all the time (which ideally get more than balanced out by successful experiments). twitter.com/natbullard/sta…
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When you invest in a bunch of new technologies, some fail. It's the successes that matter. Solyndra failed, but cleantech has succeeded wildly. Thread. twitter.com/NatBullard/sta…
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What would it take for the US media to frame Republican attacks on democracy, not as something that is upsetting Dems, but as something obviously & uncontroversially BAD? Something obviously antidemocratic? Something even "objective" reporters are allowed to describe clearly?
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September 9th for those of us here in the US, Canada, Central and South America, and Europe! twitter.com/kaifulee/statu…
The White House & Treasury announce our collaboration with ⁦⁦@codeforamerica⁩ & launch of their mobile friendly, bilingual child tax credit sign-up tool. We’ll support in every way: will do training on using it & link from childtaxcredit.gov getctc.org/en
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News flash: If you ban mask mandates, outlaw abortions, dictate what educators can teach in schools, and stop people from voting, you're not the party of "limited government."
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This happened on Earth in the last 4 decades. What happens in the next 4 is up to all of us
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If I was a teen today, I would likely call bullshit on a return to in-person classes going back to a 8+hr school day when last year they fit a full year of teaching into a daily 4hr online-only schedule.
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Good news that may go overlooked today: a new @USDigitalCorps just launched at @GSA_TTS & is now recruiting technologists for 2 year terms. Please scrub in! The USDC builds on & complements @USDS @18F & (especially) @PIFgov models. (Hope @pahlkadot @johnpaulfarmer are smiling.) twitter.com/USDigitalCorps…
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Great thread. And very relevant to me, since I am just recovering from a breakthrough infection despite having my second Pfizer vaccine in March. I had two pretty rough days, rather like a very bad flu, and then one day of mediocrity, and now feeling relatively normal. twitter.com/trvrb/status/1…
This is a good point. When anti-vaxxers cite their freedoms, constitutional rights, and–the whitest thing of all–the Founding Fathers to rail against vaccine mandates, do they know what they're talking about? What if I told you this happens EXACTLY every 100 years? A thread. twitter.com/LibertyLumpia/…
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Israeli data for 1 million people, age > 60, 4 million person-days with no booster vs 3.4 million person-days with booster >10-fold reduction of severe illness ~11 fold reduction of infections Preprint by @MiloLabWIS @IsraelMOH and colleagues just posted gov.il/BlobFolder/rep…
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This is a must-read on Afghanistan by @ezraklein. We must learn the right lessons from what has just happened. nyti.ms/3sRsZZO
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Yep! "Treehugger: Gradient May Be a Revolution in Heating and Cooling/This little heat pump could be the answer to a lot of prayers."treehugger.com/gradient-may-b… #electrifyeverything @otherlab #gradient
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What an achievement! This is a real milestone in improving the objective function of our financial system, which as I have often noted is really the first rogue AI, dedicated to ruthless optimization of the wrong thing. twitter.com/ltse/status/14…
I vote that we put @mattyglesias in charge of Amtrak modernization. @PeteButtigieg should at the very least make him a key advisor on passenger rail strategy. slowboring.com/p/amtraks-plan…
Long, but well worth it: Who were the Romans? Diversity was both what made it possible to create the Roman Empire, and what sustained it. Growing intolerance probably helped usher it out. By @BretDevereaux. h/t @jbouie acoup.blog/2021/06/11/col…
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I don't understand how companies desperately want devs to use their product, spend so much money building it... and not pay attention to documentation?! Docs/tutorials are how people onboard. It's not separate or a nice-to-have.
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US politics will make more sense to you if, every time you hear the word "deficit," you translate it to, "I don't want to raise taxes on rich people."
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Hi friends, the CA recall election is our Brexit. Seriously, it’s the same size economy with potential reverberations across the world. The polling is actually close. It’s not enough to just vote NO, it’s too important. Spend 10 minutes today and text ten friends:
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"He was one of us. We owe it to him." Listen. nyti.ms/3sAWZcq
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The basic idea of trickle-down economics is that financial investment is the same as real business investment. But it's not. bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
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Just ordered. I read the galley but I am so looking forward to the final book. Very, very much worth your time. twitter.com/GriffithSaul/s…
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