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 . . .
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 - . . .
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.
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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 . . .
Not many people can make the rise from Underground Hip-Hip to be the modern day Doc Severinsen. That distinction alone would be enough to make Questlove an authority on creativity, add in that The Roots made some of the most original hip-hop of the late 90's and early 2000's and this was on my must read list.. . .