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>A federal appeals court rejected Johnson & Johnson‘s plan to use a legal strategy to push about 38,000 talc lawsuits into bankruptcy court, hampering the controversial tactic the company and a handful of other profitable businesses have used to move mass personal-injury cases to chapter 11.   >The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday dismissed the chapter 11 case of J&J subsidiary LTL Management LLC, which the consumer-health-goods giant created in 2021 to move to bankruptcy court the mass lawsuits alleging its talc-based baby powder products caused cancer.   >The unanimous ruling was a rebuke to an emerging corporate restructuring strategy in which companies facing mass tort litigation invoke a Texas law to create a new subsidiary with minimal business operations and make it responsible for tort liabilities before putting that subsidiary in bankruptcy.   >A J&J representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Monday. The company has denied that its talc products are unsafe and said resolving the tort claims in a chapter 11 plan was more efficient and fair for injury claimants than litigating or settling each claim one by one.

searx is not really a true search engine. its great. but it typically just sends the query to google or duckduckgo. recently there are some in-house DBs that can be used.

Match-owned dating app Hinge confirmed it’s testing a higher-priced premium subscription of $50 to $60 per month — a significant increase over the current $35 per month pricing. The company had earlier teased the new offering during Match’s Q3 2022 earnings in November, calling it Hinge’s equivalent of Tinder’s top-tier “Platinum” subscription, as a comparison, and touting its potential to drive the revenue per payer “meaningfully higher.” The company said it would invest further in marketing Hinge in the U.S. and abroad in the fourth quarter, to help further grow the brand. On the success of this expansion and the new premium tier, Match is forecasting Hinge to deliver at least $100 million in incremental revenues this year, the company told investors during November’s earnings call. Bloomberg’s report also noted Tinder was testing a $500 monthly plan, which Match also confirmed but declined to provide details.

most kinds of tracking will real a thing or two about what a person is thinking. literal brain tracking is the threshold of where people become concerned.

The system — whose backbone is a database of more than three billion images that Clearview claims to have scraped from Facebook, YouTube, Venmo and millions of other websites without public scrutiny, more than 600 law enforcement agencies have started using Clearview in the past year, according to the company, which declined to provide a list. Google’s chairman at the time said it was the one technology the company had held back because it could be used “in a very bad way.” Some large cities, including San Francisco, have barred police from using facial recognition technology. And it’s not just law enforcement: Clearview has also licensed the app to at least a handful of companies for security purposes. Clearview has shrouded itself in secrecy, avoiding debate about its boundary-pushing technology. When I began looking into the company in November, its website was a bare page showing a nonexistent Manhattan address as its place of business. The company’s one employee listed on LinkedIn, a sales manager named “John Good,” turned out to be Mr. Ton-That, using a fake name. For a month, people affiliated with the company would not return my emails or phone calls. Clearview’s app carries extra risks because law enforcement agencies are uploading sensitive photos to the servers of a company whose ability to protect its data is untested. Clearview was founded by Richard Schwartz — who was an aide to Rudolph W. Giuliani when he was mayor of New York — and backed financially by Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist behind Facebook and Palantir. One of the odder pitches, in late 2017, was to Paul Nehlen — an anti-Semite and self-described “pro-white” Republican running for Congress in Wisconsin — to use “unconventional databases” for “extreme opposition research,” according to a document provided to Mr. Nehlen and later posted online. Mr. Ton-That said the company never actually offered such services. Clearview deployed current and former Republican officials to approach police forces, offering free trials and annual licenses for as little as $2,000. Mr. Schwartz tapped his political connections to help make government officials aware of the tool, The company’s main contact for customers was Jessica Medeiros Garrison, who managed Luther Strange’s Republican campaign for Alabama attorney general. One reason that Clearview is catching on is that its service is unique. That’s because Facebook and other social media sites prohibit people from scraping users’ images — Clearview is violating the sites’ terms of service. “A lot of people are doing it,” Mr. Ton-That shrugged. “Facebook knows.” Mr. Thiel, the Clearview investor, sits on Facebook’s board. Mr. Nancarrow declined to comment on Mr. Thiel's personal investments. Clearview also hired Paul D. Clement, a United States solicitor general under President George W. Bush, to assuage concerns about the app’s legality. Mr. Clement, now a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, wrote that the authorities don’t have to tell defendants that they were identified via Clearview, as long as it isn’t the sole basis for getting a warrant to arrest them. Mr. Clement did not respond to multiple requests for comment. “It’s creepy what they’re doing, but there will be many more of these companies. There is no monopoly on math,” said Al Gidari, a privacy professor at Stanford Law School. “Absent a very strong federal privacy law, we’re all screwed.”  if your profile has already been scraped, it is too late. The company keeps all the images it has scraped even if they are later deleted or taken down “We’ve relied on industry efforts to self-police and not embrace such a risky technology, but now those dams are breaking because there is so much money on the table,”

bill is designed to prevent dominant online platforms—like Apple and Facebook and, especially, Google and Amazon—from giving themselves an advantage over other businesses that must go through them to reach customers. As one of two antitrust bills voted out of committee by a strong bipartisan vote (the other would regulate app stores), it may be this Congress’ best, even only, shot to stop the biggest tech companies from abusing their gatekeeper status. according to the tech giants and their lobbyists and front groups, the bill, which was introduced by Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley, respectively the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, would be a disaster for the American consumer. In an ongoing publicity push against it, they have claimed that it would ruin Google search results, bar Apple from offering useful features on iPhones, force Facebook to stop moderating content, and even outlaw Amazon Prime. It’s all pretty alarming. Is any of it true? The legislation’s central idea is that a company that controls a marketplace shouldn’t be able to set special rules for itself within that marketplace, because competitors who object don’t have any realistic place to go. No business can afford to be left out of Google’s search index, and few online retailers can make a living if they’re not listed on Amazon. So the Klobuchar-Grassley bill, broadly speaking, prohibits self-preferencing by platforms that hit certain size thresholds, like monthly active users or annual revenue. To take a simple example, it would mean Amazon can’t give its in-house branded products a leg up over other brands when someone is shopping on its site, and Google can’t choose to give YouTube links when someone does a video search unless those links are objectively the most relevant. The bill would impose other constraints on Amazon, like preventing it from using data gleaned from third-party sellers to improve the sales of its own brands. (Last month, the House Judiciary Committee asked the DOJ to investigate Amazon executives for allegedly lying to Congress about whether the company does this.) But Mitchell, who supports the bill, says it doesn’t go far enough. She thinks a breakup is needed “Google devoted 41 percent of the first page of search results on mobile devices to its own properties and what it calls ‘direct answers,’ which are populated with information copied from other sources, sometimes without their knowledge or consent.” Keeping users on Google properties means more opportunities to show ads and more ways to take a cut of a transaction

Retinal cells grown from stem cells can reach out and connect with neighbors, according to a new study, completing a “handshake” that may show the cells are ready for trials in humans with degenerative eye disorders. once they are separated from adjacent cells in their organoid, they can reach out toward new neighbors with characteristic biological cords called axons. “The last piece of the puzzle was to see if these cords had the ability to plug into, or shake hands with, other retinal cell types in order to communicate,” says Gamm, whose new results on successful connections between the cells was published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Up to a dozen firefighters who saved lives at the Grenfell Tower have been diagnosed with cancers; the majority of which are understood to be digestive cancers and leukaemia, for which there is no cure Firefighters, some aged only in their 40s, are suffering with rare cancers linked to the high levels of unprecedented exposure to contaminants during the huge rescue effort. Up to a dozen have been diagnosed with cancers, the majority of which are understood to be digestive cancers and leukaemia, for which there is no cure. But it is feared this could be the tip of the iceberg, with some cancers taking up to 25 years to appear. In the June 2017 blaze firefighters ran out of air in the tower and many sat in their contaminated suits for more than 10 hours. Some waited in the smoke-logged basement of the block for up to six hours. Including those both inside and outside the Tower, and including those in attendance in the days after, around 1,300 firefighters are thought to have been involved. “However, firefighters are left in the dark due to the lack of regular health surveillance and proper monitoring of exposures in the UK.

i think there may be more windows users on other sites. if you tried stackexchange reddit… then you might consult irc or matrix. if its network problem, then collect some useful info with wireshark. contact the dev’s site.

a bottle of dawn can last forever if used in trace quantities

sucks. but if they are going to hold the data then they need to protect it.

edit: rsa is more commonly used for communication [unless rsa is being used in conjunction with another encryption algorithm]. “as well as some other popular cryptography techniques, which currently protect online privacy and security.” - idk what else would be affected.

public research suggests that encrypted material may eventually be unlocked by powerful computers.. Shor’s algorithm would make a quantum computer exponentially faster than a classical one at cracking an encryption system based on large prime numbers — called RSA after the initials of its inventors — as well as some other popular cryptography techniques, which currently protect online privacy and security. But implementing Shor’s technique would require a much larger quantum computer than the prototypes available. The size of a quantum computer is measured in quantum bits, or qubits; researchers say it might take a million or more qubits to crack RSA. The largest quantum machine available today — the Osprey chip announced in November by IBM — has 433 qubits. In the paper, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, they claim that it could break strong RSA keys — numbers with more than 600 decimal digits — using just 372 qubits. In an email to Nature on behalf of all the authors, Guilu Long, a physicist at Tsinghua University in China, cautioned that having many qubits is not enough, and that current quantum machines are still too-error prone to do such a large computation successfully. “Simply increasing the qubit number without reducing the error rate does not help.” while Shor’s algorithm is guaranteed to break encryption efficiently when (and if) a large-enough quantum computer becomes available, the optimization-based technique could run on a much smaller machine, but it might never finish the task.

The proportion of publications that send a field in a new direction has plummeted over the last half-century. Data from millions of manuscripts show that, compared with the mid-twentieth century, research done in the 2000s was much more likely to incrementally push science forward than to veer off in a new direction and render previous work obsolete. Analysis of patents from 1976 to 2010 showed the same trend. “The data suggest something is changing,” says Russell Funk, a sociologist at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis

i had read that there is a ubhealthy substance in pasta that needs to be deactivated through cooking. i cant find the info right now. on the other hand… aldente lowers glycemic index.

this is very noticible in tui browsers. medium annoyance. not a dealbreaker <sub>for me</sub>

i dont care about specific finance details
its real simple: is all potential user tracking technologies removed? if no, WHY?? (suddenly i’m looking at the money as a huge conflict of interest)
furthermore… do people want tracking so they can visit microsoft.com facebook.com google.com ?
ok fine. [no fault of mozilla]
but personally, i cant relate to these mainstream desires. i try not use it and i barely support what the project is doing.
so basically what firefox is doing could be interpreted as benign catering to mainstrean userbase(at best!). but firefox has less value by my high standards.
if ff uses this alibi, then all the Freedom and Transparent sentiment is extinguished instantly.

firefox does not stand fully against mainstream privacy technology. firefox is betting that privacy advocates will not win.
maybe thats true. maybe we should just settle for the lesser evil.
it would be cooler if firefox sponsored smaller more radical privacy projects.
currently it feels like ff sucks the wind out of the sails of radical projects to grease acceptance to mainstream of the last resisters.

i do not think mozilla will support radical technologies.

  1. rad tech is assumed to replace what firefox currently does.
  2. firefox is happily accepting money from google to continue development of their mainstream project.

what if ff is right? what if google/facebook would win and force tech elites to login to windows.com .
ff would be the last competitor before an antitrust situation would sweep the internet into a dark age. that would not be good.

how bad would it be to use googlechrome for 5min per day to check your bank.and then switch to existing rad tech? it might be feasible…(and beneficial to rad tech! like gemini). or maybe the gov would let sites force js for every webpage!! that would be bad.
that seems seems like exactly where we have ended up these days under mozilla’s leadership. it obviously hasnt been working. but maybe the floor could somehow be lower!
currently many sites refuse to serve nojs,vpn,tor. it could always defy extrodinary disbelief into literal clownshow donaldtrump amazonkillerdrone land.

to become part of a cohort. otherwise: free sticker.

An investigation by The Markup and STAT found 49 out of 50 telehealth websites sharing health data via Big Tech’s tracking tools Virtual care websites were leaking sensitive medical information they collect to the world’s largest advertising platforms. URLs users visited:49 sites Personal info (e.g. full name, email, phone):35 sites When user initiated checkout:19 sites User's answers to questionnaires:13 sites When user added to the cart:11 sites When user created an account:9 sites On 13 of the 50 websites, we documented at least one tracker—from Meta, Google, TikTok, Bing, Snap, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Pinterest—that collected patients’ answers to medical intake questions. Health privacy experts and former regulators said sharing such sensitive medical information with the world’s largest advertising platforms threatens patient privacy and trust and could run afoul of unfair business practices laws. They also emphasized that privacy regulations like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) were not built for telehealth. That leaves “ethical and moral gray areas” that allow for the legal sharing of health-related data Google:47 sites Facebook:44 sites Bing:27 sites TikTok:23 sites Snapchat:15 sites Pinterest:11 sites Linkedin:9 sites Twitter:7 site Rather than providing care themselves, telehealth companies often act as middlemen connecting patients to affiliated providers covered by HIPAA. As a result, information collected during a telehealth company’s intake may not be protected by HIPAA, while the same information given to the provider would be. Together, the companies in this analysis reflect an increasingly competitive—and lucrative—direct-to-consumer health care market. The promise of a streamlined, private prescription process has helped telehealth startups raise billions as they seek to capitalize on a pandemic-driven boom in virtual care. The industry’s rapid growth has been enhanced by its ability to use data from tools like pixels to target advertisements to increasingly specific patient populations and to put ads in front of users who have visited their site before. “It’s a pure monetization play,” said Eric Perakslis, chief science and digital officer at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. “And yes, everybody else is doing it, it’s the way the internet works.… But I think that it’s out of step with medical ethics, clearly.” The increased attention reflects growing fears about how health data may be used once it enters the black boxes of corporate data warehouses—whether it originates from a hospital, a location tracker, or a telehealth website. “The health data market just continues to kind of spiral out of control, as you’re seeing here,” said Perakslis. But thanks to their business structures, many of the companies behind telehealth websites appear to be operating on the outskirts of health privacy regulations. The telehealth companies that responded to our detailed queries said their data-sharing practices adhered to their privacy policies. Those kinds of policies commonly include notice that some—but not all—health data shared with the site is subject to HIPAA. Many companies responded that they were careful to ensure that data shared via third-party tools was not considered protected health information. But the structure of those companies’ businesses—and the inscrutable language in their privacy policies and terms of use—make it difficult for consumers to know what data would qualify as protected, and when. Further complicating decisions for patients, at least 12 of the direct-to-consumer companies we examined promise on their websites that they are “HIPAA-compliant.” That could encourage users to think all the data they share is protected and lead them to divulge more, said Hartzog. Yet the regulations apply to the websites’ data use only in limited cases. Facebook’s transparency tool..did not provide details about the specific data Facebook ingested during those interactions. A TikTok pixel collected some of that same information from RexMD, but TikTok’s report on our “usage data from third-party apps and websites” had just one line: “You have no data in this section.” On some websites, users’ data was also being collected by “custom events,” meaning that a website owner deliberately created a custom tracking label that could have a phrase such as “checkout” in it but wouldn’t necessarily show up in the tech platforms’ transparency tools. Without updated laws and regulations, experts said patients are left to the whims of rapidly evolving telehealth companies and tech platforms, who may choose to change their privacy policies or alter their trackers at any time.

Conlon is an associate with the New Jersey based law firm, Davis, Saperstein and Solomon, which for years has been involved in personal injury litigation against a restaurant venue now under the umbrella of MSG Entertainment. "MSG instituted a straightforward policy that precludes attorneys pursuing active litigation against the Company from attending events at our venues until that litigation has been resolved. They had identified and zeroed in on her, as security guards approached her right as he got into the lobby. "It was pretty simultaneous, I think, to me, going through the metal detector, that I heard over an intercom or loudspeaker," she told NBC New York. "I heard them say woman with long dark hair and a grey scarf." they knew she was an attorney. They knew my name before I told them. They knew the firm I was associated with before I told them. A sign says facial recognition is used as a security measure to ensure safety for guests and employees. Conlon says she posed no threat "This whole scheme is a pretext for doing collective punishment on adversaries who would dare sue MSG in their multi-billion dollar network,"

mastodon doesn’t stop advertisers and analytics.
but it has advantages. it’s smaller and less convenient to deal with.

privacy means that it is not open to be crawled by the public.

bigger than the… (currently: nearly zero) community initiatives that work to provide the general public with a baseline solution in this space.
yacy might be comparable. but yacy is complicated and has some other issues.

dora is a DHCP server written in Rust using tokio. It is built on the dhcproto library and sqlx. We currently use the sqlite backend, although that could change in the future. The goal of dora is to provide a complete DHCP implementation for IPv4, and eventually IPv6. Dora supports duplicate address detection, ping, binding multiple interfaces, static addresses, etc see example.yaml for all options. It is, however, an early release version and may contain bugs.

if a site (ex: stackoverflow) forces me use captcha and accept google scripts… i’ll just walk away and never look back.
its an overly extreme and detrimental reaction but i think i can afford to forgo those answers for what i’m working on. i guess my tasks arent so hella important.
FYI: TUI browser wont require captcha. and using ddg with tor stops it from adding redirect links to the results.🌈

Richardson-based RealPage Is Facing a DOJ Investigation Into Its Rent Pricing Software The real estate software company RealPage has been accused of using its rent pricing software to help landlords inflate market rents. Now it faces 11 lawsuits and an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. YieldStar uses data analytics to suggest appropriate pricing based on apartment availability. But property managers can let units sit vacant and off the market, which the algorithm interprets as a supply crunch that warrants higher prices. The program allows landlords to see anonymized, aggregated data showing competitor pricing. Many property managers that use the software control thousands of apartment units in individual markets, and the ProPublica story alleges that RealPage executives and developers were aware of the impact YieldStar had on pricing. “We are concerned that the use of this rate setting software essentially amounts to a cartel to artificially inflate rental rates in multifamily residential buildings,” said the letter, which was also signed by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey). Citing an unnamed source, ProPublica said the matter has also renewed questions regarding the merger between RealPage and its largest competitor, Rainmaker Group, in 2017. That source said that some DOJ staff flagged the merger for further scrutiny then but were overruled by Trump appointees who chose not to challenge the merger in court.

i don’t think they are being nice. they are doing what makes sense.

i think alot of people dont have a choice

Ug. This is slightly undesirable.
Saved only by the value gained from radically open accessibleness.
A society that is gridlocked based on privacy can leave alot of people out in the cold.
Very little progress has been done to create inclusive private spaces.

Jeroba wasn’t usable when i first tried it. but it has improved alot.

The financial details emerged in a newly unredacted copy of a lawsuit that "Fortnite" video game maker Epic Games first filed against Google in 2020. It alleged anticompetitive practices related to the search giant's Android and Play Store businesses. *Epic [Games] last year mostly lost a similar case against Apple Inc (AAPL.O), the other leading app store provider. An appellate ruling in that case is expected next year.* The Google agreements with developers are part of an internal effort known as "Project Hug" and were described in earlier versions of the lawsuit without the exact terms. The remuneration includes payments for posting to YouTube and credits toward Google ads and cloud services. Google at the time forecast billions of dollars in lost app store sales if developers fled to alternative systems.

linux kernel news: Rust in the 6.2 kernel (LWN)
The merge window for the 6.1 release brought in basic support for writing kernel code in Rust — with an emphasis on "basic". It is possible to create a "hello world" module for 6.1, but not much can be done beyond that. **There is, however, a lot more Rust code for the kernel out there; it's just waiting for its turn to be reviewed and merged into the mainline.** Miguel Ojeda has now posted the next round of Rust patches, adding to the support infrastructure in the kernel.

tui tip hold shift
hold shift in ncurses tui programs to drag select text with the mouse cursor

Measure H ties rent hikes to a fraction of inflation and creates an independent board The rent control measure is a first for Pasadena, an expensive city that in recent years has often been at the forefront of the region’s wider tensions over housing affordability and an even broader clash between state and local control over development decisions. Earlier this year, Mayor Victor Gordo was involved in a protracted dispute with the California attorney general related to the city’s response to the state housing law SB 9; after months of legal threats and tense discourse, the state authority ultimately recognized the city’s right to declare certain exemptions to the controversial law. The measure, which takes the form of a new city charter amendment, is likely to apply in full to about 25,000 apartment units in the city, representing a major disruption to its rental landscape. The measure creates a new independent rental board to oversee the program and a registry to keep track of rent-controlled apartments. For qualifying properties, it will restrict annual rent increases to three quarters of the inflation rate and implement just cause eviction protections and relocation assistance mandates. The legislative effort was financially backed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and labor groups and also championed by a wide umbrella of housing and progressive groups, including the ACLU, L.A. County Democratic Party, Abundant Housing LA and the Pasadena Tenants Union.

Advocates are calling on President Joe Biden to sign an executive order that would tie yearly rent increases to inflation. This comes after the Federal Reserve further increased interest rates last week. Brooks-Davis and Gadley joined hundreds of other tenant rights advocates in Washington, D.C. this week to urge President Biden to sign their draft executive order that would force landlords, particularly corporations and private equity firms, to hold the line on rent increases. The proposal would cap annual rent increases at 3% or 1.5 times the rate of inflation, whichever is lower, and also apply the rule to government-backed mortgages. “We’re challenging them on every level,” Gadley said. The White House met with members from the Homes Guarantee Campaign Monday on tenant protections and rental affordability issues. “Renters deserve access to safe and affordable homes that allow them to remain stable,” Bush said. “It’s not enough just to have housing. You need to have stable housing. You need to not worry about tomorrow.”

i don’t get paid enough to care about productivity.
i get the idea though.

its not wasted if you learn something

Binance Reserves Show Almost Half of Holdings Are in Its Own Tokens
Binance holds $74.7 billion worth of tokens of which around 40% are in its own stablecoin and native coin, according data shared by Nansen. The world’s largest exchange released the information after its co-founder Changpeng Zhao announced earlier this week that Binance would provide proof-of-reserves to be more transparent. The demise of Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX.com has raised concerns over the opacity of exchange balance sheets and is prompting companies to increase disclosures. Crypto.com has also publicly shared its reserves pool on Friday. The exchange has also allocated 10.5% of its holdings in Bitcoin and 9.8% in Ether, Nansen data shows. While Binance shared details of its reserves, the dashboard does not break down how much of the assets are its own holdings, versus those of its customers. Binance did not respond to requests for comment.


According to Washington insiders I spoke with, the reason behind SBF’s decision this summer to obtain control over BlockFi was to benefit from the troubled crypto lender’s recent settlement with the SEC—basically extending the amnesty BlockFi had received to FTX. Meanwhile, FTX’s recent tie-up with the securities exchange IEX (of Flash Boys fame) would also help SBF’s empire come under the U.S. regulatory umbrella. All of this would clear FTX to have the U.S. market to itself as the company lobbied for legislation that could have torpedoed competitors like Binance as well as the emerging DeFi sector.

*but who will regulate the regulators?* Minnesota Representative Tom Emmer says his office is looking into allegations of a conspiracy between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman and embattled crypto exchange FTX. According to Emmer, his office received reports that SEC chair Gary Gensler was helping FTX and its CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), acquire a regulatory monopoly in the crypto space. The legislator did not present any evidence to back up his claim but says that his office is conducting an investigation into the matter

Twitter employees say the company is eliminating workers without enough notice in violation of federal and California law, the report said.

galaxydigital, genisis digital, coinshares, robinhood and likely some wealthy individuals. exposure seems to be typically 5% -10% . many large entities are coming out stating that they are unaffected.
saylor, miners unknown.
update: voyager, celsius impacted.

Home building is ripe for disruption It’s time home builders explored some innovation, Lovallo told MarketWatch. “Fewer homes were built over the past 14 years” since the 2008 recession, he said, “and the ones that were built were built at higher price points, because that’s where the demand was.” “The home-building industry is still building homes today the same way they did 100 years ago. They’re stick framing homes on site, lumber is being tossed around,” Lovallo said. “It’s probably the only industry that has not seen technology infused over the past 100 years.” Constraints on labor, along with bureaucratic red tape related to land and permits, all bog down the process of building homes, he added. “There has to be some kind of change that’s brought to this industry,” Lovallo said. “But I would argue that 10 years from now, we’re going to be building homes very differently than we are today.” Even though builders are seeing cancellations rise, buyers shouldn’t expect home prices to drop significantly, Lovallo advised. Unlike the global financial crisis of 2008, when home prices fell 30%, Lovallo expects prices to remain relatively stable. Other analysts, though, are predicting big peak-to-trough declines. Because people will likely continue to work from home “over the foreseeable future,” Lovallo wrote in an Oct. 28 note, home-price appreciation may not decline significantly, barring an external economic shock.


i feel like alot of people wont stop to read the article or wont understand the concepts discussed.
i found your article useful. i also trade crypto which heavily uses(or misuses) the ideas/criticism from the article.
edit: lancet, 2019: A comparison of deep learning performance against health-care professionals in detecting diseases from medical imaging: a systematic review and meta-analysis

is going to a coffeshop an option?

Why refrigerators spontaneously explode and how to prevent it.
While refrigerator explosions are still rare enough that their frequency is unknown, Neil Everitt, former editor at air-conditioning and refrigeration magazine ACR News, dubs these occurrences as "ignored disasters" and views fridges as one of the most dangerous appliances in a home. The reason: While a fire caused by a stove or other appliance is usually preceded by smoke or a beeping alarm, fridge explosions happen spontaneously and without warning, leaving residents unprepared. how can it all go wrong? Sometimes, as the gas refrigerant moves through the compressor, the back of a fridge can get extremely hot. This causes the compressor's coils to contract, and the gas can become trapped. If this highly flammable gas is not able to properly vent it builds up and can eventually burst through its enclosure. Most modern refrigerators are now backed with metal that includes a heat shield to prevent fires, but older or cheaper models may use a plastic backing. The plastic is highly flammable and, if ignited, can cause fires that develop quickly and powerfully while giving off toxic gas. if your fridge makes a choppy sound or, even worse, no noise at all, the coils could be clogged. “The easiest way to save your refrigerator is to clean the condenser coils,” Cleaning coils: https://youtube.com/watch?v=h0ytzetkjGQ

5G adoption now. new energy solutions, and robotics soon.
some new treatment options for certain common diseases and covid conditions.
computing power probably continues to improve every year.

pandemic WW3 work

incubation and rest
when under pressure to take in large quantities of information, taking breaks for reflection and review is probably more productive than not stopping to take breaks.

Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland found that lottery retailers are disproportionately clustered in lower-income communities in nearly every state. The investigation's analysis of cellphone location data shows that the people who patronize those stores come from the same kinds of communities. Over the past two decades, state lotteries have nearly doubled in size, driving a multibillion-dollar wealth transfer from low-income U.S. communities to powerful multinational companies.

NUPES, which brings together Mélenchon's France Unbowed, the center-left Socialist Party, French Communist Party, and Greens, campaigned on lowering the retirement age from 62 to 60, hiking the minimum wage, and freezing prices on essential products—in sharp contrast to Macron's alliance, which is trying to raise the retirement age to 65 and has reduced the corporate tax rate, exacerbating economic inequality and insecurity.