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3. “…compartmentalizing is a fantastic tool when you’re an athlete, just blocking everything out that isn’t in line with one goal. But it’s terrible for other aspects of your life; it’s terrible for relationships.”
5. The details of how the delta variant works, better than I was expecting.
7. Sriram Krishnan profile and Clubhouse (NYT).
1. Against CBDC.
2. Confirmation of radar data on Tic Tac. And the Navy filmer, now a commander, claims he received “jamming cues” on his data stream. Lots of additional detail in the chat.
6. Buy property in El Salvador? (NYT)
4. Good Klein-Douthat dialogue. By the way, here is Ross’s forthcoming book The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery.
5. NFTs update (NYT). To make your head spin: “One issue that has not caught up with the technology is how NFTs will be taxed. Cryptocurrency is taxed at the capital gains rate, and many experts say they believe that NFTs will be considered collectibles, which are taxed at a 28 percent rate. But the tax issue gets more complicated because many NFTs are bought using cryptocurrency. So any transaction would be considered a realization of the gains in that cryptocurrency.”
6. Number of unused AstraZeneca vaccines in Australia tops 3 million. And yet they are in effect incarcerating significant portions of their citizenry.
6. The vaccine incentive culture that is San Francisco (cannabis).
1. How number theory works, excellent thread.
1. Anecdotal: “But Herring’s refusal to give up his @Tennessee handle, federal prosecutors say, led to a night in which the shocking and confusing sight of police with their guns drawn outside his home caused the computer programmer to suffer a massive heart attack that killed him. His death in Bethpage, Tenn., was triggered by “swatting” — the illegal practice of calling in fake life-threatening emergencies to provoke a heavily-armed response from police.” Bizarre throughout.
4. Machtverfall — on Merkel’s final term. And here is Tony Barber in today’s FT: “Above all, the floods have exposed weaknesses in Germany’s disaster response systems and opened up a debate about the long years of under-investment in infrastructure under Merkel. They indicate that Germany’s much-admired federal model of government can fail the people if the politicians in charge are complacent or slow to act.” Yes people, I do know that Germany has better bread, streetcars, vacations, whatever. The point remains that German political norms are not working well any more. It is time to wake up to this fact.
4. “In the encounters, which lasted 52 and 79 minutes, the chimpanzees formed coalitions and attacked the gorillas.” The gorillas did not win.
5. Retroactive public goods funding, partly by Sage Vitalik.
1. “…the evolution of peer review is best understood as the product of continuous efforts to steward editors’ scarce attention while preserving an open submission policy that favors authors’ interests.”
4. Myhrvold says Portland is the best pizza city in the U.S.; I say eastern Connecticut.
5. Mastercard partners with Circle to settle stablecoin payments. Are we seeing “the rails built before our eyes”?
6. UAPx: new non-profit to monitor UFOs.
2. Post 9-11, subsidizing higher education didn’t do much for veterans.
5. Dating without looksism? (NYT)
6. Very good Interfluidity post on how crypto might work (but not dominate).
3. Novavax update.
2. The culture that is Dutch: “Dutch Queen, robot involved in opening of 3D-printed bridge in red-light district.”
4. How Giannis could shoot free throws better (of broader performance relevance too, NYT).
2. Push to free Britney gains traction on Capitol Hill (NYT): ““We don’t even know how many people are in conservatorships and guardianships,” said Zoe Brennan-Krohn, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union’s disability rights program. “We don’t know how long they’ve been there in them. We don’t know whether they want to be there. We don’t know why they’re there. We don’t know whether they have their own lawyers.””
3. David Brooks column on foreign policy (NYT).
4. “A Brisbane man with no formal medical qualifications who filmed himself performing “backyard” consensual castration surgeries on two men has been handed a suspended sentence and will be released from jail on probation.”