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Lucian Truscott Newsletter β€’ 3930 implied HN points β€’ 10 Feb 24
  1. The Supreme Court is closely connected to the insurrection on January 6, 2021, which happened across the street from them
  2. The actions of Donald Trump and his followers during the insurrection are central to the cases before the Supreme Court
  3. The Supreme Court's handling of the cases related to the insurrection will impact the neighborhood of democracy and its integrity
Men Yell at Me β€’ 540 implied HN points β€’ 28 Feb 24
  1. In some states, pregnant women are not allowed to divorce, even in cases of domestic violence.
  2. Forcing pregnant women to stay married can lead to financial and emotional vulnerability, especially in states with abortion bans.
  3. Laws restricting pregnant women from divorcing are not about the well-being of the child or mother, but rather about controlling women and limiting their freedoms.
Men Yell at Me β€’ 436 implied HN points β€’ 01 Mar 24
  1. Republicans are facing challenges with IVF laws in Alabama, impacting IVF providers and potential parents.
  2. The recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling on frozen embryos is causing political tensions and highlighting contradictions in anti-abortion beliefs.
  3. Key Republican figures, such as Nikki Haley, Brian Kemp, and Greg Abbott, are struggling to navigate the complexities of the IVF issue while articulating their stances.
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Bird History β€’ 59 implied HN points β€’ 04 Jan 24
  1. Conservationists in the early 1900s clashed with Italian immigrants over the tradition of eating songbirds, leading to heated conflicts and even fatal incidents.
  2. Enforcement of laws protecting songbirds led to heavy fines and long prison sentences for Italian immigrants caught hunting, sparking significant tensions and occasional violence.
  3. Efforts to educate Italian communities about bird protection laws included posting bilingual signs and organizing lectures, with varying degrees of success in changing behaviors.
SatPost by Trung Phan β€’ 53 implied HN points β€’ 05 Jan 24
  1. Disney lost copyright on the 1928 'Steamboat Willie' version of Mickey Mouse, showing their contradictory relationship with public domain.
  2. Disney is a major user of public domain content but also supports copyright extension laws to protect their own works.
  3. The tension between copyright and creativity lies in finding the right balance for how long protections for works should last.
Locks and Leaks β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 15 Feb 24
  1. Red teamers should be familiar with laws related to activities like burglary, trespassing, burglary tools, hacking, theft, wiretapping, and impersonation.
  2. Understanding the difference between something being illegal and prosecutable is crucial. Aligning goals with the protection of the public and prevention of harm is key for authorized assessments.
  3. Having knowledge of relevant laws can enhance a red teamer's career and ensure that steps are taken to avoid violating rules, laws, regulations, or ethical considerations while uncovering security vulnerabilities.
Fight to Repair β€’ 138 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jan 23
  1. Activation locks on Macbooks are causing perfectly functional devices to be discarded due to the security feature preventing refurbishing or re-selling.
  2. Harvard Business Review article suggests that right to repair laws might lead manufacturers to counterproductive actions, like adjusting prices or promoting device replacement over repair.
  3. Advocates highlight the importance of right to repair laws in promoting refurbishing and reusing devices to reduce e-waste and keep toxic chemicals out of landfills.
Fight to Repair β€’ 59 implied HN points β€’ 06 Jun 22
  1. New York Assembly passes first electronics right to repair bill, becoming the first state in the nation to do so. This is a milestone achievement for right to repair advocates after years of unsuccessful attempts.
  2. A report highlights the importance of a legal right to repair for wheelchair owners to ensure prompt, high-quality service at an affordable price. This emphasizes the need for a fair market for repair and service.
  3. An overload of lawsuits against John Deere regarding right to repair issues is being consolidated in a federal court in Illinois. This illustrates the ongoing legal battles in the fight for right to repair.
Perambulations β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 08 Mar 24
  1. Policy should be designed to be adaptive and respond to changes in behavior to encourage better outcomes.
  2. Creating new equilibria through adaptive policies can lead to more sustainable changes in collective behavior rather than just individual actions.
  3. Adaptive policies, like those seen in traffic management or public health initiatives, can help promote common goals and shared norms to achieve lasting change in society.