Tuesday, 17 November 2020
It’s Time to Hunker Down
Zeynep Tufekci: "All of this is unpleasant, but the alternative is much worse. There is a Turkish saying for times like these, when we can see a light at the end of the tunnel:
Time passes quickly if we can count the days until the end. We are no longer in the open-ended, dreadful period of spring 2020, when we did not know if we’d even have a vaccine, whether any therapeutics would work, and whether we’d ever emerge from the shadow of this pandemic. We can see the cavalry coming, but until it’s here, we need to lock ourselves down once again."
Sunday, 8 November 2020
9 Reasons to Eliminate Jaywalking Laws Now
Bloomberg CityLab: "A 2014 study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration was able to use environmental factors — like the presence of a right-turn lane or the distance between crosswalks — to predict with 90% accuracy whether or not a pedestrian would cross mid-block. Criminalizing a rational, predictable response to poor infrastructure is unjust."
Thursday, 5 November 2020
Elimination Is The Only Strategy For COVID-19
Indi Samarajiva: "America, the UK, Sweden. These places are not doing well. Either humanly or economically. BECAUSE HUMANS ARE THE ECONOMY YOU FOOLS. Healthy people healthy economy. That’s it."
The Sadness Of American Collapse
Indi Samarajiva: "If anybody mails me I try to close with the same thing, which is both meaningless and the only thing that’s true. It’s the only way people survived the shelling in the last days of war.