YouTube Reveals Revenue for First Time: $15.1 Billion in 2019 Hollywood Reporter
Brexit: a spat in the making EU Referendum
Death of a movement Open Democracy. On Italy’s Five Star movement.
Coronavirus has put globalisation into reverse FT. I would disagree. I think election 2016 (and to a lesser extent, Brexit) put globalization into reverse, aided by the subsequent world-wide round of protests. But Coronavirus stomped on the accelerator.
Kerala declares coronavirus a state calamity, Hong Kong reports first death The Hindu BusinessLine
Wuhan Coronavirus: What About Central Asia? The Diplomat
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Wuhan: a tale of immune system failure and social strength Chublic Opinion. Detailed media critique, well worth a read.
Meet the Chinese crowdsourcers fighting coronavirus censorship Technology Review
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More social distance:
Cutting-edge technology! A Chinese community worker uses a drone to measure the temperature of residents and avoid face-to-face visits during #coronavirus outbreak. People need to stand in their balcony to get their temperature checked. pic.twitter.com/TE1L3xLtab
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) February 3, 2020
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Mining coronavirus genomes for clues to the outbreak’s origins Science. From last week, but solid tech.
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How to invest during a pandemic Macrobusiness
Turkish Forces Suffer Casualties In Syrian Army Attack On Idlib The Saker (Re Silc).
Iowa results not expected until Tuesday, leaving campaigns without answers The Hill. Utterly shambolic. The Iowa Democrat Party blames “quality checks” and “inconsistencies” for the delay. Unsurprisingly, the app that was supposed to record and relay caucus results to tabulation failed (this was the app with an unknown developer and security issues). Summarizing what I saw go past on the Twitter, Klobuchar and Buttigieg gave victory speeches, Warren said the race was “too close to call”, and Sanders said he was sure his campaign “did well.” The Sanders campaign then released the results from their own, parallel app:
Caucus numbers per Sanders camp pic.twitter.com/6XUmX0Fkbn
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) February 4, 2020
(40% was as much as they had). Leaving open the question of why the Sanders campaign developed an app that worked, and the Democrat Party did not.
App Used to Tabulate Votes Is Said to Have Been Inadequately Tested NYT. “The app used by the Iowa Democratic Party was built by Shadow Inc., a for-profit technology company that is also used by the Nevada Democratic Party, the next state to hold a caucus, as well as by multiple presidential campaigns. Shadow’s involvement was kept a secret by Democratic officials through the caucuses.” “Shadow, Inc.”? Really?
Boeing 737 MAX
Pontifications: 777X certification, MAX market deficiencies, NMA and what’s an insider Leeham News and Analysis
Our Famously Free Press
Nazi collabo families and racist propaganda in the New York Times Yasha Levine, Immigrants as a Weapon
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
How McKinsey Destroyed the Middle Class The Atlantic
Red Scare Leans Into Nothing The Cut (UserFriendly). A podcast.
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Not for the first time, I missed Groundhog Day!
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