SpaceX just launched 60 satellites for its Starlink Constellation. Internet service providers should be very worried. Universe Today (a Starlink “satellite train”). So much for astronomy?
Wow these 60 Starlink @spacex satellites are going to be bad for astronomy. They just flew over Brighton, looking like a train of satellites covering 25 degrees (outstretched hand) of the sky. Clearly visible with your unaided eyes – looking a bit like a laser pointer beam. pic.twitter.com/ijniYczLQi
— Das Baskill (@DrDasB) May 26, 2019
Samsung deepfake AI could fabricate a video of you from a single profile pic CNET (Furzy Mouse). What could go wrong?
Mississippi River’s Morganza Spillway Expected to Open For 3rd Time in History Weather Underground
The replies. Thread (DK):
How has serving impacted you?
— U.S. Army (@USArmy) May 23, 2019
After Multiple Deployments, Coming Home to a Changed Country The American Conservative
Brexit: wrong person, wrong reasons EU Referendum
The European Left in Disarray Jacobin
Modern monetary theory offers insights into the eurozone FT (Furzy Mouse). As long as they spell the name right…
The conflict to come in the South China Sea Asia Times
Modi’s Message Was Simple: Hindus First Foreign Policy
How Modi’s schemes were shaped by examples from East Asia Economic Times
New Cold War
The West and Russian-Chinese Relations: Stages of Denial Valdai Discussion Club
Russia’s Dirty Oil Crisis Is Worse Than Almost Anyone Predicted Bloomberg. Hmm.
Marty Baron on Assange:
— Washington Post PR (@WashPostPR) May 24, 2019
Depends on whose ox is gored, I guess…
American Hustle Foreign Affairs. A reasonably balanced article (not paywalled), and note well the source. Well worth a read.
Nancy Pelosi Plans To Go Easy On Big Pharma HuffPo. Ka-ching.
Democracy and Its Discontents Adam Tooze, NYRB
‘Medicare for All’ backers find biggest foe in their own backyard Politico. Very important; insurance companies are not the only problem; hosptials are, too.
Boeing 737 MAX
Labor Unions and White Racial Politics (PDF) Paul Frymer, Jacob M. Grumbach. From the abstract: “Cross-sectional analyses consistently show that white union members have lower racial resentment and greater support for policies that benefit African Americans. More importantly, our panel analysis suggests that gaining union membership between 2012 and 2016 reduced racial resentment among white workers. The findings highlight the important role of labor unions in mass politics, and, more broadly, the importance of organizational membership for political attitudes and behavior.” Maybe this will finally change liberal Democrats’ attitude toward unions…
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