November 27, 2021

The Deadly Myth That Human Error Causes Most Car Crashes.

Why we need service literacy, now.

Ping. Ding. Chirp. Notifications Are Driving Us Crazy. I turn off almost all notification ASAP everywhere. Fuck them.

Microsoft Edge recently gained a feature that allows people to pay for online purchases in installments. Oh what the fuck. Destroy all technology.

Each Worker’s Slice of After-Inflation-Income Pie Is Shrinking. But No Problem, They Spend Heroically.

Covid-19 Linked to Four Times Higher Risk of Stillbirth During Delta Era, CDC Finds.

Why Trying to Clean Up All the Ocean Plastic Is Pointless.

Italy fines Apple and Google for ‘aggressive’ data practices.

The Democrats’ child care proposal is deeply flawed.

November 26, 2021

Arctic Ocean started getting warmer decades earlier than we thought, study finds.

“We are going to make you beg for mercy”: America’s public servants face a wave of threats. The intimidation of poll workers, school administrators, and public health officials reveals a democracy rotting from within..

Eagle that stole the shark in Dunedin? That’s Eugene. She has a story.

Texas Gas Companies Hit Texas Consumers With ‘Whoops You Froze To Death’ Surcharge.

Looking for America in Thanksgiving week: It must be here somewhere.

Have we been thinking about the pandemic wrong? The effect of population structure on transmission.

Watch a JPG decode on a 286 PC from the early 1990s. 1990s? The 286 was released in 1982.

The Gene-Synthesis Revolution. Researchers can now design and mass-produce genetic material — a technique that helped build the mRNA vaccines. What could it give us next?

As Turkeys Take Over Campus, Some Colleges Are More Thankful Than Others.

Big Tech is still often seen as ‘liberal’. In fact it’s the leading edge of neo-reactionary thought in the US.

A new study finds that most ‘Long COVID’ symptoms are not independently associated with evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection (except loss of sense of smell), but is associated with belief in having had COVID.

The first-ever planetary defense mission is now on its way to the asteroid Didymos and its moon, Dimorphos. But, but, no one needs a space program!

Even the stars think that I am superior: Personality, intelligence and belief in astrology.

‘Bitter,’ ‘Angry,’ ‘Enraged’: Reality Winner Blasts the Intercept After 4 Years in Jail. She is one of my heroes and a true patriot.

How the MFA swallowed literature.

Thanksgiving is Awesome.

November 25, 2021

Breeding plants with genes from one parent.

What looks like the inevitable and impregnable demands of history right now will look in time like the decaying aristocratic mores they are.

World’s Worst People Keep Assaulting and Harassing Flight Attendants.

Accused money launderers secretly moved millions into America to buy steel mills — while elected leaders helped them fend off U.S. regulators and foreign competitors. Left in the wake: hazardous waste and injured workers.

‘Snowball effect’: The global reasons why you can’t buy what you want right now.

Dysfunction Is Central to the Basic Functioning of American Society.

What They Did to the Kids.

The Amazon Privacy Nightmare.

Mass Psychosis. Too many Americans are losing their mind.

Determinants of infant mortality and representation in bioarchaeological samples: A review.

No pension. No savings. No future. No wonder we’re betting the house on crypto.

November 24, 2021

Why Is France So Afraid of God? How the country came to view religion as a threat to national identity. Rightly so. Should be this way everywhere, even though it makes liberals have big crying jags.

Using a gravity model, we find that a larger ancestral distance between two countries’ populations reduces the probability that a trade relationship exists (extensive margin).

A Socialist Alternative to Human Capital Theory?

As companies look to bring remote workers back to the office, a writer asks: Why? MBA power tripping.

Botulism nearly derailed the nascent food canning industry completely.

Why the Hell Would You Want to Privatize Libraries?

Those who celebrate the Rittenhouse verdict don’t understand the chaos they’ve invited — but they crave it.

Spoiler Alerts Are Making Us All Stupid.

Facebook’s Terrible Uncle Strategy Is Driving Away The Kids.

New tests show neolithic pits near Stonehenge were human-made.

NIMBYism and local control.

Among the smartest animals on Earth, octopuses are unique for being utterly weird in their evolutionary path to developing those smart.

November 23, 2021

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Law Is a Farce.

The many gifts of awkward silence.

I’m A Twenty Year Truck Driver, I Will Tell You Why America’s “Shipping Crisis” Will Not End.

New Zealand to end tough Covid curbs, adopt new virus-fighting system next week.

Could Covid Lead to Progress? Mass tragedies sometimes have unexpected consequences.

Protein – Which is Best?

Supply-Chain Snarls Deliver Windfalls to Wall Street.

Does experiencing harm make you biased and untrustworthy? Some think so.

Was 1980 the worst automotive year ever?

Blood sugar level follows perceived time rather than actual time in people with type 2 diabetes.

November 22, 2021

The WOLF STREET F-150 XLT and Camry LE Price Index, Model Year 2022 Update: This is the Craziest Situation I’ve Ever Seen.

Differentially charged nanoplastics demonstrate distinct accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Climate denial is waning on the right. What’s replacing it might be just as scary.

There’s a simple reason companies are able to pass these price hikes onto us: they face no competition.

Herpesviruses steal one cell’s protein, use it to infect another.

More Americans say they’re not planning to have a child, new poll says, as U.S. birthrate declines.

Welcome to the golden age of scammers.

With poor nations only 5 percent vaccinated, wealthy nations need to look in the mirror.

November 21, 2021

Designing Transport for Humans, Not Econs.

The Unfulfilled Promise of Serverless.

The ‘Zelle Fraud’ Scam: How it Works, How to Fight Back.

Norway Is Running Out of Gas-Guzzling Cars to Tax.

The forgotten oil ads that told us climate change was nothing.

Heroes Aren’t Saints.

Where computing might go next.

Why the History of Science Should Matter to Scientists.

London Rental Opportunity: The Most Pathetic, Squalid Landlord Move Yet.

November 20, 2021

We know what invasive species can do on Earth—what about in space?

Hidden Spy Camera Detection using Smartphone Time-of-Flight Sensors.

I’m Confused Why All These People Are Quitting Jobs That Pay No Money and Make Them Want to Die.

Congress Is Facilitating “Catastrophic Risk” by Allowing Federally-Insured Banks to Be Owned by Wall Street’s Trading Houses.

The Cost of Being a Woman.

Flight attendants’ jobs have never been more dangerous. If I see anyone hassling a flight attendant, I will definitely hospitalize them. At best.

What Happens After the Worst of the Pandemic Is Behind Us?

Is Protecting Copyright More Important Than Saving Lives During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Computer simulations show that black holes with massive accretion disks will generate precious metals like gold.

Why Are So Many Unmarried Young Adults Not Having Sex?

Reality Disappointment.

Part of the ‘great resignation’ is actually just mothers forced to leave their jobs.

[2103.06226] The Taming of Plutonium: Pu Metallurgy and the Manhattan Project.

This Is What Happens When One Climate Disaster Follows Another.

The moral case for destroying fossil fuel infrastructure.

On periods, and the dudes who fear them.

Manufacturing Consensus. Science needs conformity — but not the kind it has right now.

Pop psychology has killed the villain.

Over a Million Americans May Have Permanently Lost Their Sense of Smell to Covid-19.

The Second Death of Jiao Yulu.

New Covid Drugs Are Here—and They Could Change the Pandemic.

November 19, 2021

We are all frail. We should be able to acknowledge that disabilities can cause pain and suffering without disabled people feeling dehumanised.

The Risk-Return Trade-Off Is Phony.

Low-Code and the Democratization of Programming.

The Russiagate Whitewash Era Begins.