20210925 - links, etc.

meta location: Minneapolis, MN weather: 44.6°F and Clear links, etc Fossil Fuel Capitalism Is Cutting Our Lives Short coming from the UK, so the parallels that are drawn are a little different from what i’d personally think of. it’s a damning read.

September 25, 2021 · steve ulrich

20210921 - links, etc.

meta location: Minneapolis, MN weather: 53.6°F and Clear links, etc Weaponizing Middleboxes for TCP Reflected Amplification no joke, this is one of the best papers i’ve read in ages.

September 21, 2021 · steve ulrich

20210905 - links, etc.

meta location: Lanesboro, MN weather: 69.8°F and Clear links, etc KEN & KAREN LAWS AND THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF ANTI-DEMOCRATIC POLITICS by Jon D. Michaels, David L. Noll :: SSRN one of the most illuminating reads on the backdrop and motivations for SB8 and the GOP’s move to use private lawsuits to enforce their cultural agenda.

September 5, 2021 · steve ulrich

20210904 - links, etc.

meta location: Lanesboro, MN weather: 73.4°F and Partly Cloudy links, etc States That Cut Unemployment Benefits Saw Limited Impact on Job Growth - WSJ will the DFL hang this around the necks of the GOP in these states? somehow, i doubt it. Why Hospitals and Health Insurers Didn’t Want You to See Their Prices - The New York Times unbelievable. the differences relative to the negotiated medicare rates are mindboggling....

September 4, 2021 · steve ulrich

20210903 - links, etc.

meta location: Lanesboro, MN weather: 62.6°F and Foggy links, etc Oh My Fucking God, Get the Fucking Vaccine Already, You Fucking Fucks - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency appropriately captures my feelings on the topic.

September 3, 2021 · steve ulrich

20210902 - links, etc.

meta location: Lanesboro, MN weather: 55.4°F and Clear links, etc modern tools (xkcd) this is totally worth it for the alt-text.

September 2, 2021 · steve ulrich

the best thing i've read on afghanistan in the last week

the hard truth Biden was right, in the end, to bite the bullet and refuse to pass this conflict on to yet another president. His execution of this resolve, however, looks to be a tragic and shameful mess and will likely be a case study in policy schools for years to come. But there was no version of “Stop the forever war” that didn’t end with the fall of Kabul....

August 26, 2021 · steve ulrich

20210825 - links, etc.

meta location: Minneapolis, MN weather: 69.8°F and Mostly Clear links, etc The conspiracy theory economics of Bitcoin – Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain The Real Source of America’s Rising Rage – Mother Jones i’ll save you the slog, mother jones blames fox news. still, there were a few nuggets. So how does QAnon, the great liberal hobgoblin of the past year, measure up?...

August 25, 2021 · steve ulrich