Link Post - Replacing Catcher In The Rye

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

October 07, 2018

Electric Literature - There are some good picks on here, though my pick isn’t. Frank Portman’s King Dork, which can still give some context to Catcher, but with more contemporary and relatable angst.

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Link Post - Too Corrupt To Care

MikeNM

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October 04, 2018

The Economist - This is a great editorial about the long-term effects of corruption on the market.

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Link Post - The Kavanaugh Battle

MikeNM

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October 04, 2018

Five Thirty-Eight - I think that the idea that midterms are all about engagement isn't a new one. It appears that the current battle over Kavanaugh, regardless of how you feel about it, is pushing turnout for both parties now. Taking what should usually be a more sedate midterm, and amping it up to Presidential level is going to be . . .

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Links Post - Everyone's Doomed, Or Not?

MikeNM

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October 04, 2018

Bloomberg - In what is essentially a sign that we're totally screwed as an industry, Bloomberg alleges that China has managed to get snooping devices on the silicon in high profile servers made by Super Micro. These chips found their way into Apple and Amazon's data centers, putting everyone's privacy at risk.

Retuers - . . .

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Link Post - Wind Power Also Warming Source

MikeNM

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October 04, 2018

Technology Review - The original paper is behind a paywall, so you'll need to take Technology Review's word on the soundness of the methodology. There is a new study published in Joule that has evidence that replacing the entire grid in the US with wind power could actually increase warming by a tenth of a degree.

Their . . .

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Link Post - The Future Of Batteries

MikeNM

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October 04, 2018

The Conversation - This is a good layman's guide to the various advances in batteries. Considering the number of high profile fires linked to Lithium-Ion, as well as some of the problematic mining practices, some of these possibilities could be very important.

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Link - Everyone Likes A Do Nothing Politician

MikeNM

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October 04, 2018

Five Thirty-Eight - The guys over at Five Thirty-Eight look at the ebb and flow of voters between the parties. The data at least bears out that everyone loves a party until they actually pass laws. Then they turn all distracted boyfriend and lean back toward the other party. I think that this more like the slim sliver of moderates don't . . .

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