Some things I noticed 07/27/2020:
  1. 紅の豚 予告
  2. North Korea reports first suspected case of COVID-19
  3. Even if they don’t have cocaine in them, they still use the leaves.
  4. Crucially, this step assumes that the bits selected by the hash function end up all being distinct, which is not always guaranteed
  5. recent increase in successful jackpotting ultimately results in higher fees, as financial institutions pass on the costs caused by the losses.
  6. the quantitative revolution has become the biggest today, capturing some $500 billion of the industry’s more than $3 trillion in assets
    • “Jeff Bezos, who had joined in 1990, was in charge of the online retailing project at D.E. Shaw.”
    • “These days, betting on inefficiencies in public markets has become less profitable. D.E. Shaw has moved into emerging markets”
  7. a property tycoon has been searching for potential sites for a new city due to political uncertainty between Hong Kong and Beijing.
  8. The day Khan got a contraband phone in prison, he and his cellmate spent the night sobbing as they reconnected with family members.” 🤔
  9. export drive on backs of Chinese working class one; blow to America’s blue-collar second; Wall Street profited third front in class war.
    • “state support for Chinese industry extends to subsidised land deals, cheap electric power and a subsidised low interest loans”
    • “the US did not prevail in the Cold War in Asia. The mistake in thinking we are in a ‘new Cold War’ is in thinking of it as new.”
    • “The key lay in rebalancing domestic inequality such that domestic demand was adequate to domestic production.”
    • “not domestic reform as means of defusing international tension, but international tension as driver of domestic transformation.”
    • “the novel challenge we face is how to disarm economic growth as a planetary threat”
  10. meaning of emoji in Twitter handles

Sweet Summer Child

Day 6.

Nation-states enforce social contracts. They derive power from monopoly on lethal action. They decide how to represent value. Weapons make money.

When a thing becomes a thing it’s hard to revert to having the thing not be a thing again. This is not about the military industrial complex and its role in geopolitics. I meant this writing-everyday thing becoming more and more a drag and a nuisance.

That is not to say it is not tempting to pull words out of one’s posterior and have opinions about current events. Arms manufacturers want customers to sell to. What faster way to increase market share than to manufacture demand as well. That which aspires to be strong in its own fibre ought to be careful not to end up swaying to and fro in the wind.

Mark Chua disclosed ROTC corruption to The Varsitarian. Finding his body later in the Pasig river sparked protests that culminated with the NSTP Act of 2001. Renato Cayetano was the principal sponsor. PGMA was president.

Blame Thomas Hobbes and his winterbred ilk’s dire view of human nature. In an environment of plenty, Leviathans are unnecessary. But the monsters are already here. Scarcity mindset wins.

Whatever is going on, we’re at the tailend of something good. Enough for today.

Some things I noticed 02/24/2020:
  1. Nani?! Exempted because they know what they’re doing? 🐄
  2. Flat-earther, meet earth. Don’t do at home.
  3. Senate, do your thing.
  4. Imagine all the people...🎶”
  5. On the loose in Italy
  6. Drug Repurposing Hub
  7. deep learning predicts new antibiotics
  8. tunnel digger, 10x faster