Links 8/9/19

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Links for you. Science:

Challenges in funding and developing genomic software: roots and remedies (excellent)
A Battle Is Raging in the Tree of Life
Climate change will spark a blue crab baby boom. Then predators will relocate from the south and eat them.
Kentucky police use new technology to nab suspects in hours instead of weeks as rapid DNA market takes off
Overdue Outbreak Detection System Leaves Patchwork Defense

Other:

Congress has a retirement problem.
Autonomous Car Industry’s Frightening Vision for Cities
The Union World Is Not Happy With Andy Stern
Jeffrey Epstein Hoped to Seed Human Race With His DNA
Trump thinks racist rhetoric will help him in 2020. The data suggest otherwise.
China Will Overwhelm Its Enemies With Swarms of Rocket-Armed Heli-Drones
Trump’s racist re-election strategy has a major flaw: many white working-class women are repulsed by it
More Americans have died in car crashes since 2000 than in both World Wars
Trump Didn’t Invite Lead Author to 9/11 Bill Ceremony
The Tragedy of Baltimore
New GDP data confirms Trump’s tax cuts aren’t working
No GOOP, we are most definitely not on the same side
New Orleans Youth Crime: The Epidemic That Wasn’t
Ohio just passed the worst energy bill of the 21st century
In a small Arkansas town, echoes of a century-old massacre
Democrats are making Republican arguments about health care. Why?
A contract programmer faces 10 years in jail for inserting a ‘logic bomb’ into a spreadsheet that caused the company to keep rehiring him
Ex-Congressmen Took Your Cash. They Used It to Help the Saudis and the Qataris.
Students at a Virginia school set out to fight segregation. Would they succeed?
What I’ve Learned About Unemployment And Being Poor After Applying For 215 Jobs
It’s Important to Always Ignore Thomas Friedman

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1 Response to Links 8/9/19

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    *** Kentucky police use new technology to nab suspects in hours instead of weeks as rapid DNA market takes off ***
    This ought to be good news, but when I checked on Kentucky’s backlog of unfinished DNA tests I found this headline: “I-Team: DNA testing backlog delays Kentucky criminal cases” (Oct 04, 2018) Something doesn’t add up here.

    *** China Will Overwhelm Its Enemies With Swarms of Rocket-Armed Heli-Drones ***
    This is the direction everybody is taking. The US Army plans to cook them with a high-power microwave. That’s fine, but what if an enemy know you have that as a defense and builds drones which shrug off the microwaves? Lasers seem to be a US alternative, but laser-resistant drones are surely possible. Ugly situation if you’re watching an incoming swarm headed your way.

    *** More Americans have died in car crashes since 2000 than in both World Wars ***
    This was mostly a good article, though the part about changing speed limits was pretty dumb. During WW2 the national speed limit was 35 miles an hour, yet there was no noticeable reduction in highway deaths. Unenforced laws are ignored, and there were plenty of idiots and scofflaws remaining on the Home Front during WW2. In fact, fools behind the wheel seems to be an All-American Tradition. https://www.sendspace.com/file/8cgl11
    Cars are a LOT safer these days. Try sitting in a Fifties or earlier car or truck and imagine your chances of survival if a wreck happened. Not a single safety device in sight.
    https://archive.org/details/lehighreview193509unse_0/page/8

    *** In a small Arkansas town, echoes of a century-old massacre ***
    How many mass murders have been airbrushed out of the history books, anyhow? I’m still catching up on the Tulsa event, and now I have yet another one to research.

    *** Trump’s racist re-election strategy has a major flaw: many white working-class women are repulsed by it ***
    I may have to eat these words, but Trump’s re-election chances are precisely Zero unless the Democrats force the issue. The number of individuals, groups, and Industries he has pissed off or has done serious harm continues to grow. IMO the only reason the pretence there is still a Contest continues is because of the hundreds of millions yet to be plucked from suckers and partially recycled into advertising. “Consultants” sure want to get their share of those billions.

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