Monday, November 14, 2022

Travelers have a lot to say about shrinking airplane seats

Earlier Twitter markets in everything

Like an ocean’: Molong devastated by deluge with more NSW towns hit with fresh flooding

‘Almost every shop went under’: Floods devastate Molong as focus shifts to Eugowra


TikTok’s Subcontractor in Colombia Under Investigation for Traumatic Work Time


Antivirals The Convivial Society. Interesting. Reminds me of one of Games People Play author Eric Berne’s “good games”: “They’ll be glad they knew me.”

The economics of writing crossword puzzles

Japan Seeks Power To Turn Down Private Home Air Conditioners Remotely, Report Says Japan Today

People in historically rice-farming areas are less happy and socially compare more than people in wheat-farming areas. APA PsychNet.  “Rice=hard work. Wheat=throw and go.”

Travelers have a lot to say about shrinking airplane seats CNN

Bitcoin mining in the crypto crash — the mining companies’ creative accounting Amy Castor

We should start a new social media dragon 🐉 network which will just be a copy of Decretum Gratiani, a systematic collection of canon law. We write our posts as interlinear glosses and marginalia and send it to each other to make own copies in the Decretverse.

COWEN: You once quoted your therapist as saying, and I’m quoting him here, “People are just horrible, and the sooner you realize that, the happier you’re going to be.” What’s your view?

GAITSKILL: [laughs] I thought that was a wonderful remark. It’s important to note the tone of voice that he used. He was a Southern queer gentleman with a very lilting, soft voice. I was complaining about something or other, and he goes, “People are horrible. They’re stupid, and they’re crazy, and they’re mean, and the sooner you realize that, the better off you’ll be, the more you’re going to start enjoying life.”

the audio and transcript.  Gaitskill is one of my favorite contemporary American writers, most notably in The Mare, Veronica, and Lost Cat.  Here is part of the episode summary

Australia relies on controversial offsets to meet climate change targets. We might not get away with it in Egypt

It’s small wonder a major fossil fuel producer like Australia has relied so heavily on carbon offsets. Plant new forests – or say you will avoid clearing old ones – and you can keep approving new gas and coal developments. This year, whistleblower Professor Andrew McIntosh claimed up to 80% of these offsets weren’t real. They didn’t