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Clash of the Titans Science. Neutrino experiments.
The Expected Financial Crash Is Finally Here Moon of Alabama (KW).
Credit Suisse and the hunt for the weakest link in global finance The Economist vs. No, Credit Suisse Isn’t on the Brink Bloomberg
Andrew Smithers: Lookout! Bad Models Equal Bad Outcomes McAlvany Weekly Commentary. From September, still germane.
Why ethereum’s big ‘merge’ is causing big headaches Agence France-Presse
Landlords of the Internet: Big Data and Big Real Estate (preprint) Daniel Greene (paywalled at Social Studies of Science). Well worth a read:
If the internet is a ‘network of networks’ then those networks must have physical points of interconnection. These points must be housed, guarded, and maintained, lest traffic be disrupted and the global economy stall. Essentially, someone—Markley, Equinix, 60 Hudson Street Owner LLC—is collecting rent for operating highly specialized buildings, with state-of-the art climate, security, and power systems, in which tenants make their networks available for interconnection, create private connections with strategic partners, and store digital assets. The speed of streaming and the ease of the cloud only exists because of these place-based economic relations. I call firms like Equinix and Digital Realty internet landlords. At the core of the new economy is one of the oldest: real estate.
Pacific Surfliner, Metrolink facing 60-day service outage to Oceanside, San Diego official says Trains. “Concerns about erosion along a portion of the coastal rail line.”
UC researchers finally may have solved how to recycle plastic bags into something useful Local News Matter (DL).
The gift of water (KW):
Water may be the strangest thing in the universe (a fascinating video) pic.twitter.com/qeueqAq993
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) September 24, 2022
Excess Death Rates for Republicans and Democrats During the Covid-19 Pandemic (PDF) Jacob Wallace, Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, and Jason L. Schwartz NBER. “The gap in excess death rates between Republicans and Democrats is concentrated in counties with low vaccination rates and only materializes after vaccines became widely available.”
NIH gives more bat coronavirus funding to Wuhan lab-linked EcoHealth Washington Examiner (MA).
The US-China Competition: Who’s Winning? (video) Chas Freeman, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. From June. Bracing stuff.
The NUG’s Economic War on Myanmar’s Military The Stimson Center
Dear Old Blighty
How Palantir will steal the NHS Cory Doctorow, Pluralistic
New Not-So-Cold War
Kharkov and Mobilization Jacques Baud, The Postil
Currency-Using Governor Seeks Financial Aid from the Currency-Issuer Stephanie Kelton, The Lens (ctlieee).
Trump Sues CNN for $475 Million in Defamation Lawsuit Jonathan Turley
Groves of Academe
Police State Watch
Black Injustice Tipping Point
The first of many; read the thread (ctlieee):
Inventions that would not exist without Black Women. pic.twitter.com/OIABdEaqas
— Africa Archives ™ (@Africa_Archives) October 3, 2022
Tech Billionaires are Actually Dumber Than You Think Counterpunch (Re Silc).
The Macabre Art of Baking ‘People Pot Pies’ Atlas Obscura (KS).
What if Elon Musk loses the Twitter case but defies the Delaware court? Philadelphia Inquirer
‘A fluke’: The world’s oldest webcam is still watching over San Franciscon SFGate
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.