The grey lady has a good article about tech workers pivoting to work for climate companies. The layoffs will only accelerate this trend. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/30/technology/recession-resilient-climate-start-ups-shine-in-tech-downturn.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
Can we see more districts join or file suits like this? https://www.npr.org/2023/01/08/1147735477/seattles-schools-are-suing-tech-giants-for-harming-young-peoples-mental-health
I just love this headline. Let's hope the trend sticks! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2023-01-05/how-to-quit-your-job-to-fight-climate-change #workonclimate
How does a a seeming fraud like this George Santos guy get as far as he did? Why was his murky history not uncovered in his first congressional run in 2020? Or before he won his race in 2022? https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/19/nyregion/george-santos-ny-republicans.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare
News organizations should take the principled stand that the Boston University School of Public Health took and suspend their use of twitter. Really, what would Twitter be without journalists and news organizations tweeting? A hell scape of bots, trolls and misinformation. Break the wheel. Elon has shown his intentions. Don’t feed the troll.
You know how to hold Ye accountable, but you don't know how to hold Elon accountable.
You know how to hold Kyrie accountable, but you don't know how to hold Trump accountable.
You even know how to hold Black people that speak up *against* fascism accountable! Colin Kaepernick. Jemele Hill. Tiffany Cross. But you don't know how to hold people that *promote* it accountable. Entire News orgs.
And that is why the world is the way it is, and why fascism is rising everywhere.
So, is it really time to scrub accounts for pictures of myself and loved ones? https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/12/thanks-to-ai-its-probably-time-to-take-your-photos-off-the-internet/
Wow. My typing could use some work. I fat fingered that big time. But I think you get the point. Do we really need expensive “smart” robotic carts? Couldn’t we make a much simpler and less expensive device that would be accessible to far more people?
On the left, you have a $2400 robot that can assist you with 20lbs of groceries. On the right, you have a $45 hand trolley that folds up and can carry easily as much. Why don’t we just hard a little motor and some larger wheels to the one on the right, thsther than try to creat something sentient that can identify and follow its “owner”?
While this looks like a neat concept, wouldn’t it be far cheeped to put a small motor assist and a folding grocery wagon and be able to sell the thing for <$500? When I lived in NYC, I regularly used a collapsible “granny cart” for large shopping trips. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-12-10/this-robot-is-on-a-mission-to-eliminate-short-car-trips
I look at all the emails I am getting from organizations and vendors inviting me to holiday parties, and I look at the full hospitals and #COVID wastewater numbers, and I look at the fact that around 40% of COVID spread is asymptomatic, and I just sigh and shake my head in disbelief.
As someone who works in #infosec and evaluates #risk for a living, there isn't a snowball's chance in hell you would catch me mingling with other people unmasked any time in the next two months.
#EnergyEfficiency is the cheapest fuel. https://www.forbes.com/sites/feliciajackson/2022/12/02/why-is-energy-efficiency-being-ignored/ we need to get much more efficient with how we are using electricity, and better about how we can use “waste” heat. While individually there are actions we can take, government mandates can spur action in the private sector.
Renewables Will Overtake Coal by Early 2025, Energy Agency Says. Adding as much renewable power in the next five years as it did in the past two decades. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/06/climate/iea-renewable-energy-coal.html
Never forget, a 13-year study of a dozen cities found that protected bike-lanes led to a drastic decline in fatalities for ALL ROAD USERS. And painted bike-lanes? No safety improvement at all. As for sharrows, it’s safer to NOT have them. Via #StreetsblogUSA, read their article linked below. #bikelanes #bikes #cities #transportation #mobility #sharrows #infrastructure #urbanism
Great article explaining to growth in #advertising on #Amazon and its importance to the bottom line. Interesting questions raised about whether it is good for the customer. I’d add one thing not mentioned in the article: perhaps we should consider that the advertisers are the customers.
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