Wednesday What We’re Reading (Sep. 16, 2020)

Buckle up. We’ve got a lot to cover this week, and (because I submitted more articles than parvusimperator) a myriad of topics.



I got almost all the way through the week’s articles before I had to start a defense section.

Science and Technology



Grab Bag

4 thoughts on “Wednesday What We’re Reading (Sep. 16, 2020)

  1. Kilo Sierra

    FYI – that flying Dorito article is from 2019.

    As a native Oregonian, I have to state/ask – does one really think testing super secret things in the land of slightly off the rocker … make any sense? I mean, hell – you should of seen the looks I got when I went into a Starbucks in NW Portland – in BDUs (late 90’s).

  2. Agammamon

    “Please, yes. I hate driving into work in the dark and then driving home from work in the dark.”

    Then go to work later. Why do people insist that government needs to solve this – its a problem caused by government in the first place.

    If you want more sunlight in the morning, start businesses later. If you want it in the afternoon, start them earlier. No one says work has to start at 0800.

    Arizona’s gotten along just fine without needing someone to tell us to adjust our work schedules – and it doesn’t even save energy anyway.

    1. Fishbreath Post author

      It’s a unilateral action problem. If I get into work at 0630, that doesn’t mean I get to leave at 1430—especially if I happen to be working on a project for a West Coast client.

      The only way it works is if I can convince everyone to shift their schedules at about the same time, at which point it seems logical to encode everyone’s mass shift in preference into law.

  3. Agammamon

    “The result will be painfully short days, with the sun setting in many states before 5 p.m.”

    Does that author think it is DST that shortens the length of the day? Again – if you want to maximize the amount of sunlight you get in the winter, get up at sunrise. But the amount of daylight is the amount of daylight. The day isn’t longer if you don’t ‘save’ time.


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