20-Aug, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc Inside the crypto black markets of Argentina objectively, the first useful application of crypto that i’ve seen. Raft a great raft explainer. worth taking the time to click thru. How Did Fighting Climate Change Become a Partisan Issue? | The New Yorker The G.O.P.’s opposition to action on climate change has transcended crass calculation to become an article of faith. Several red states, including Texas and Louisiana, have taken steps to penalize financial firms that say they are reducing their investments in fossil fuels, even though these steps are likely to cost the states’ taxpayers money....

August 20, 2022 · steve ulrich

14-Aug, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc How Do We Face Loss With Dignity? - ezra kline show (podcast) nytimes link initially, this started out as a really interesting discussion about Mohsin Hamid’s book and the themes therein. then it kind of forked off in a really interesting direction. But what I think is very stark is that it cannot be that the moral right is simply to say that people mustn’t move, they are criminal if they move, they should be criminalized if they move, because in a world where there will be, I think, enormous flows of people, due to climate change and environmental disruption, but also wars and other things, if we say to people that they just can’t move, we’re, in a sense, handing out death sentences to millions and millions of our fellow human beings....

August 14, 2022 · steve ulrich

11-Aug, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc This Anti-Tracking Tool Checks If You’re Being Followed | WIRED 10 years ago i’d be giving you the side eye if you shared something like this with me. now i’m like … hmmm, interesting.

August 11, 2022 · steve ulrich

07-Aug, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc Counterfeits, fraud, and theft: Why Silca changed its return policy - CyclingTips fraud everywhere, even for bicycle tire pumps. the stuff that is described here and the difficulties encountered in dealing with fraud on amazon is nothing short of eye popping. people returning bike pumps with garbage in the box, disassembled pumps for spare parts. sounds like disputing credit card charges from the business side is really painful....

August 7, 2022 · steve ulrich

07-Aug, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc Trusted Hardware and Software: An Annotated Bibliography - Lawfare it’s so much worse than you think, but then, not as bad as you might think as well. The Real Villain in the Gentrification Story When local officials have had to create some new construction somewhere, they have turned to communities lacking political clout. Affordable-housing production in Washington, D.C., provides a clear example. Whereas the wealthy neighborhoods of Rock Creek West are just 1 percent of the way toward their goals, less exclusive neighborhoods have seen their supply swell....

August 7, 2022 · steve ulrich

06-Aug, 2022 - afternoon links, etc.

links, etc How I Found Sympathy for COVID Skeptics - The Atlantic there’s actually a lot to unpack in this. the reluctance to trust outside the bubbles that we have and the condescending judgement from those in different socio-economic strata. nicely makes the argument for grace. incidentally, “grace” is a word that seems, to me, fraught with baggage in a quasi-religious context. i’ve really come to appreciate the definition as “courteous goodwill”....

August 6, 2022 · steve ulrich

06-Aug, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc Drew Magary explains how to go from bike hater to Bike Guy not reflective of anything personal (other than being a bike lover) i just love stories about people discovering how awesome it is to get out on a bike. The Billionaire’s Dilemma - The Atlantic NIMBYs are IMMENSELY annoying. Why Do Rich People Love Quiet? - The Atlantic am i the asshole?...

August 6, 2022 · steve ulrich

05-Aug, 2022 - morning links, etc.

links, etc The Illustrated TLS 1.3 Connection: Every Byte Explained finally a readable TLS explainer thingy.

August 5, 2022 · steve ulrich