Why the World Needs a Software Bill Of Materials Now

For 250 years of American history, politicians have held the peacetime budget deficit in check because of fears of either inflation or higher interest rates (or perhaps a loss of confidence in the gold standard.) What would happen if they begin to sniff out that the actual risk is not inflation or much higher interest rates next year, rather the risk is higher taxes in 20 years, after they’ve safely retired? How would they respond to this information?

But the net effect recalls the old joke about the firing squad that stands in a circle.

Major flaws found in machine learning for COVID-19 diagnosis

Data and Models

Court says Northern Virginia restaurant defying mask mandate can remain open

Disease and demographic development: the legacy of the plague

Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State: 2020 Preliminary Data

How a Personal-Photo Curator Separates the Is-This-a-Rash Selfies from the Keepers

National U.S. publications and TV networks cover Covid news much more negatively than foreign media, scientific journals or regional media within the U.S.

TSMC: how a Taiwanese chipmaker became a linchpin of the global economy

Fauci said, “When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent … Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85. We need to have some humility here …. We really don’t know what the real number is. I think the real range is somewhere between 70 to 90 percent. But, I’m not going to say 90 percent.”

Dr. Fauci has said that we don’t have good data on natural immunity. That is largely because his own National Institutes of Health has done little to answer this and other important clinical questions. The NIH and CDC, which together receive more than $40 billion a year from taxpayers, should have focused on answering the most basic Covid-19 clinical questions that affect Americans. If we say we’re going to follow the science, then we need to be willing to consider all the data.

How a container ship blocked the Suez canal – visual guide

20 Minute Neighborhoods.

On Apple’s Privacy Practices

US Mortality Monitoring – Deaths, Excess, Z-Scores, State Map

The bank effect and the big boat blocking the Suez

The decision to block an “expert” level cyberattack has caused controversy inside Google after it emerged that the hackers in question were working for a US ally.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo got special treatment from New York, confirming worst suspicions about media elites

Much of the press no longer has a com­mit­ment to truth, fair­ness or hon­esty. Its com­mit­ment is to De­mo­c­ra­tic power.

Annie’s Mac and Cheese is based in the Bay Area, but Annie is not. Here’s her story.

Hollywood Executive Reveals How China’s Politics Have Shaped Movie Industry

Ten Questions the Press Should Have Asked President Biden

Biden falsely claims the new Georgia law ‘ends voting hours early