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Doomberg 4524 HN points 21 Jan 22
For Lithuania, outhustling and outlasting superpowers is in the country’s DNA.
Doomberg 4194 HN points 13 Jan 22
The response to the pandemic destroyed countless small businesses – one wonders why so much attention is being selectively paid to the plight of the small rancher.
lunduke 2069 HN points 16 Jan 22
I’d like to take a step back from my regular Mega-Nerdy (tm) articles for just a moment… To talk about things from a more personal point of view. Today was a rough day in the news. I won’t go into the details here, but things were happening out there in the world that made me pretty sad. And frustrated. And afraid. Things that hit close to home.
Construction Physics 1569 HN points 26 Dec 21
(For part I of this series, click here) Designing for decay and drift Designing our house to survive disasters (natural or otherwise) is important, and is something building codes and design standards are well-equipped to address - we can get significant survivability simply by designing our house to the standard that things like power plants and tornado safe rooms must meet. But these sorts of events account for a relatively small fraction of homes that get removed from the building stock. Looking at this graph from
Tales From The Dork Web 1168 HN points 06 Jan 22
Web3 is a 4 letter word. I’ve never seen something so divisive and I live on Brexit Island. But as Jame Mickens often says, we've been here before. Beyond the BS lie crazy ideas that just might work...
lunduke 1034 HN points 10 Jan 22
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lunduke 1034 HN points 10 Jan 22
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The Diff 964 HN points 08 Jan 22
China, Inflation, Amazon, ETFs, TSM, Burgundy, Berkshire, PayPal, Singapore, Reddit, Diff Jobs
yourlocalepidemiologist 859 HN points 05 Jan 22
I received thousands of emails, messages, and comments after my last post, all asking, essentially, the same thing: Is there any hope? So, I interrupt my regular broadcast with a big, loud answer: YES. After reading through these messages, I realized that while I and others actively respond to crises, we’ve neglected to communicate how far we’ve come. One of public health’s biggest challenges is that when it works, it’s largely invisible. This isn’t the case in other fields. For example, in medicine you can see the impact of a surgery. In the drug industry you can see the immediate effect of a prescription. In public health, we don’t see what we prevented. For example, how much do you really appreciate seatbelts on a daily basis? Seeing what public health prevents is nearly impossible for the untrained eye. So, this is what we
Construction Physics 784 HN points 13 Jan 22
Brief announcement - I now have a twitter account, which you can follow here: https://twitter.com/_brianpotter A major goal of this newsletter is to understand at a fundamental level how a production process improves, in the hope that this will make it clear how to improve construction productivity and lower construction costs. We’ve previously looked at the
yourlocalepidemiologist 683 HN points 18 Jan 22
Last week the World Health Organization reported more than 15 million cases of COVID19, which is so high that they had to change the y-axis scale of their epi curve. During the WHO press conference, one advisor said, “
yourlocalepidemiologist 643 HN points 29 Dec 21
I was hoping for a relatively quiet week. But, as with a lot of people right now, SARS-CoV-2 finally caught up with my little family. I finally got a break at our “hot mess express” house to get a handle on the current state of affairs. This is where we are today…