tag:anilramchand.posthaven.com,2013:/posts anil ramchand 2018-01-28T19:29:30Z Anil Ramchand tag:anilramchand.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1239308 2018-01-28T19:27:57Z 2018-01-28T19:29:30Z Weekend Reading 1-27-18
”Two broad changes of thinking would go a long way towards sensibly taming the titans. The first is to make better use of existing competition law. 
Second, trustbusters need to think afresh about how tech markets work. A central insight is that personal data are the currency in which customers actually buy services.”

Great graphic of the current broadcast media landscape. 

41 states saw emissions decrease but 9 saw increases. Harnessing wind to generate power has helped states like Kansas reduce it’s emissions. States in colder climates, that rely on fossil fuels, and driving as a primary means of transportation and less population density experience higher per-capita emissions.

“..as local reporting dies, the tech giants that helped got us to where we are want to build ways for the void to be filled–in this case, via unpaid participants. And, of course, this content would feed back to the platforms that killed local independent media in the first place.”

“Facebook was always famous for the sign that hung in its offices, written in big red type on a white background, that said “Move Fast and Break Things.” And every time I think about the company, I realize it has done just that—to itself. But I think that Zuckerberg, and the people who work at Facebook, also realize that the things they have broken are things that are going to be very difficult to put back together.”
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tag:anilramchand.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1237292 2018-01-24T18:54:03Z 2018-01-24T18:54:04Z Reading List 1-24-18
“That’s their key goal: it’s not to make a product that people enjoy and therefore becomes profitable, but rather to make a product that people can’t stop using and therefore becomes profitable.”

“Even though the global population in 2050 will be just 25 percent higher than it is now, typical projections claim that farmers will have to boost food output by 50 to 100 percent.”

As human population grows, how we grow crops and what we eat will have to change, and will have to be balanced against environmental and social impacts.
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tag:anilramchand.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1236083 2018-01-22T17:13:07Z 2018-01-22T17:13:07Z Reading Links 1-22-18
  • Pope Francis says Amazon indigenous people under greater threat than ever - Guardian - “The group hoped the pope would call on the Peruvian state to grant them formal land titles for some 200,000 sq km of land, it said, as well as urge the government to clean up rivers poisoned with mercury used in illegal gold mining. Most of Puerto Maldonado’s residents have mercury in their systems at well over safe levels while measurements for indigenous communities are even higher – particularly women and children….”
  • Burning Wood For Power May Be Worse Than Coal - Renewables Now - "The researchers note that energy efficiency, solar and wind power, and energy storage are “the cheapest, safest, and quickest ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions” and point out that the goal of the analysis is not to defend the continued use of coal -- the most carbon intensive fuel."
  • U.S. Oil Output Expected to Surpass Saudi Arabia, Rivaling Russia for Top Spot - WSJ - “Rising shale output enables the U.S. to reach some of the world’s fastest-growing markets including China, which is increasingly at the heart of the battle for market share. The U.S. wasn’t a player there at all until recently. Five years ago, Saudi Arabia provided nearly 20% of China’s oil imports. But Saudi Arabia has ceded some of that to Russia and increasingly the U.S.”
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tag:anilramchand.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1234009 2018-01-18T19:58:53Z 2018-01-18T19:58:53Z Reading Links 1-18-18
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tag:anilramchand.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1232938 2018-01-16T20:05:45Z 2018-01-16T20:05:46Z Reading Links 1-16-2018
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tag:anilramchand.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1229950 2018-01-10T20:59:24Z 2018-01-10T20:59:25Z Reading List 1-10-2018
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tag:anilramchand.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1229690 2018-01-09T13:31:00Z 2018-01-10T13:32:28Z Reading Links 1-9-2018

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tag:anilramchand.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1226103 2018-01-03T22:39:18Z 2018-01-03T22:39:18Z Reading Links 1-3-2018

Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks - Wired 

The Gambler’s Ruin of Small Cities & What Happens When the Richest U.S. Cities Turn to the World? - NYT

The Limits of Amazon - WSJ

After beating cable lobby, Colorado city moves ahead with muni broadband - Ars Technica 

Solar’s Bright Future Is Further Away Than It Seems - Bloomberg

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tag:anilramchand.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1225501 2018-01-03T00:09:01Z 2018-01-03T00:09:01Z Reading Links 1-2-2018
•  Print Still Matters — Especially For Students

•  On its 100th birthday in 1959, Edward Teller warned the oil industry about global warming

•  Trump plan to shrink ocean monuments threatens vital ecosystems, experts warn

•  How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

•  The year we wanted the internet to be smaller


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