Warren Lyford Delano, in memoriam mh(-)
Anyway, Warren suffered some sort of mental health breakdown and killed himself 9 years ago come November. I didn't know him in person, but his work changed my life, and very possibly yours, given how widespread it has been used in the biological sciences.
I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when I learned, some months after the fact, that he'd died. I heard it in a podcast.
The point at which I begin to question anyone's rights of free association (which includes the right to pick whom *not* to associate with) is *very* close to the point at which that someone has sufficient heft to need being regulated (eg, de facto public utility w/ monopoly or monopsony power)
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And here’s some more Quito #florespondence. I could happily spend another week here, but I’m also very excited about our next stop.
@puffinus_puffinus There's a Fediverse channel in the English XR Mattermost that has some people trying to get more groups into Fedi and co, if you're interested in that
anyway, M. L. Clark speaks my mind (and more), more coherently and with somewhat less despair:
They, sadly, have no idea that people in the US have no idea about the Geography of the US.
Also, they don't know that other countries exist.
The only thing they know is that they live in the US, and there are 50 states, and they're like, California and New York and the one they live in and the others where no one important lives.
A properly functioning system would greatly reduce car ownership. This would have the effect of significantly reducing the number of parked cars in a lot of places because, for one, the limited number of cars would be 'on the road' most of the time and for two because there are obviously fewer cars to park.
If currently a non zero percentage of time is spent, say, in city centres 'looking for a parking space' then that traffic is reduced.
In fact 'parking' in a properly functioning system...
Every summer around where I live the highway is stop and go with people coming down from the nearby city to the beach. When I drive away from the coast I pass (literally) miles of stopped cars all sitting on scorching pavement, engines idling.
It blows my mind that we all accept this as better than mass transit.
Ironically there used to be a train devoted to coming from the city down to the beach but it became "obsolete" in the early 1900s.
Regarding that boost of @loke’s post: I think a lot of self-driving cars can reduce the actual number of cars standing around. The numbers of cars driving will remain the same. The kilometers driven will remain the same. And if it turns out that we still largely orient our workdays around the sun rising and setting, then we will need the same number of cars on the roads at the same times, so we might not actually decrease the number of cars by orders of magnitude. #cars
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