Why China is losing the microchip war

The Instrumentalist | Zadie Smith

I’m probably the furthest thing from U-Haul Lesbian Orchestra Conductor, but TAR has been lingering in my mind for weeks, and Zadie Smith does a great job at pulling apart why.

God Did the World a Favor by Destroying Twitter

Tempting to link to everything ftrain writes, but this one is especially good.

ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web

From last year, but the advice feels timeless.

Actually, Japan has changed a lot

Fred again.. Breaks Down Every Song on Actual Life (April 14 - December 17 2020)

I’ve been totally Fred-pilled and this interview was really great.

Welcome to hell, Elon

So, so spot on.

A trillion-dollar carbon removal market?

Hopeful, feels good.

The man who bought Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Weird and great in an early-internet sort of way.


Is the Smart Grid All Hot Air? - Austin Vernon's Blog

Really good summary of how the power grid works, and the stakeholders at play in the the new green energy shift.

What Is Momentum?

The Haves and the Have-Yachts