Weekly Web Harvest for 2019-03-03
- Scammed at 40,000 Feet: Opaque Market Costs the Jet-Setting Rich – Bloomberg
” . . . according to My Sky, a company whose software helps scrutinize and manage private-jet costs”
- mattomildenberger on Twitter: “Something I’ve been meaning to say about The Tragedy of the Commons. Bear with me for a small thread on why our embrace of Hardin is a stain on environmentalism. tldr: we’ve let a flawed metaphor by a racist ecologist defi
Something I’ve been meaning to say about The Tragedy of the Commons. Bear with me for a small thread on why our embrace of Hardin is a stain on environmentalism. tldr: we’ve let a flawed metaphor by a racist ecologist define environmental thinking for a half century.
- How many high school stars make it in the NBA?
Remember NBA great Donnell Harvey? Neither do we. Despite being the #1 high school recruit in 2000—something that you think would indicate future NBA stardom—he put together a meager career in the league, averaging around 5 points per game over 5 years. On the flip side is LeBron James—the #1 high school recruit just a few years later—and we all know what he’s been up to.
This disparity got us thinking, are these top 100 recruit lists any indication of making it to the NBA, let alone becoming a star?
- Facebook Global Security: Mark Zuckerberg’s executive-protection team – Business Insider
Facebook’s offices are built above an employee parking lot, but it’s impossible to park directly beneath Zuckerberg’s desk because of concerns about the risk of car bombs.
- It’s A Digital Disease!
- Seeking the Productive Life: Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure—Stephen Wolfram Blog
I found all of this pretty interesting.