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Russian soldier gangsterism, cricket scams, optical illusions, and other links I liked

1. Scam of the day (Indian cricket edition): “I have never seen a scam like this. These guys just cleared a patch of land deep inside a village and began playing a match and beaming it on YouTube to make money through gambling. …We know very little about the Russians who were putting bets on this” 2. A good story on Russian repression and Ukrainian resistance inside occupied areas of Ukraine. Some Russian actions look an awful lot like how gangs and militias try to foster civilian...

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Tradle, Russian demographic disasters, writing advice, why economics publishing has hit a new low, and other links I liked

[unable to retrieve full-text content]  1. I am loving Tradle (guess the country by its exports–this one took me 5 tries) 2. Clive Thompson’s writing advice: getting a first draft is all about finding ways to trick yourself into avoiding procrastination When I’ve finally convinced myself to sit down and start writing, I write prose by following four rules. […] The post Tradle, Russian demographic disasters, writing advice, why economics publishing has hit a new...

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What to do if Elon Musk tries to buy your company, a survey of peer reviewers, taking oligarchs to court, Elton John on The Muppets, and other links I liked

 1. Elton John singing Crocodile Rock on The Muppets (1972) and William Shatner performing a spoken word Rocketman 2. An excerpt from Deer Man, one man’s account of deciding to live life alone in the forest from age 16. Since I started living in the forest, I’ve become exhausted. I wake up far too often and struggle to get back to sleep. The hooting owls, the screeching foxes, and particularly the boar make a terrible racket. They squeak and scream and grunt and run in all directions. But...

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The best podcasts on Russia-Ukraine, new papers on African politics, the replication crisis of R, and other links I liked

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Six *massive* murals span hundreds of feet across the walls of a San Quentin prison food hall, depicting the history of California in epic scale. A photo essay and podcast. Podcasts on what is happening in Ukraine. So many of them. My favorites so far? Ezra Klein interviews Fiona Hill, and Zack Beauchamp interviews Yoshiko […] The post The best podcasts on Russia-Ukraine, new papers on African politics, the replication crisis of R, and other links...

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Links I liked

These New Yorker cartoons do not exist: A thread of panels created by AI trained on the magazine’s comics But deep learning is probably hitting a wall Interview with Arvind Subramanian on India’s economic policy  Five percent of American kids are placed in foster care at some point in their lives. The economics of foster care. US poised to release 2.4 billion genetically modified male mosquitoes to battle deadly diseases Advances in astronomy: 5000 planets discovered so far Lex Fridman...

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Links I liked

These New Yorker cartoons do not exist: A thread of panels created by AI trained on the magazine’s comics But deep learning is probably hitting a wall Interview with Arvind Subramanian on India’s economic policy  Five percent of American kids are placed in foster care at some point in their lives. The economics of foster care. US poised to release 2.4 billion genetically modified male mosquitoes to battle deadly diseases Advances in astronomy: 5000 planets discovered so far Lex Fridman...

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Links I liked

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Illustrator Sam Owen’s creepy muppet series Latecomer’s guide to crypto What we can learn from our political adversaries STDs in the centuries before syphilis From Duncan Green, a magnificent letter from John Steinbeck to Marilyn Monroe: The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.

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Links I liked

Illustrator Sam Owen’s creepy muppet series Latecomer’s guide to crypto What we can learn from our political adversaries STDs in the centuries before syphilis From Duncan Green, a magnificent letter from John Steinbeck to Marilyn Monroe:

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Links I liked: Ukraine edition

…grassroots efforts have been snarled by inexperience with the complex web of regulations governing the international shipment of such equipment. Kellgren, who has dealt with such red tape for years, managed to connect through a Ukrainian neighbor with a diplomat in the Ukrainian Embassy who helped him secure a federal arms export license in just four days. That process can often take months. This week, as Congress debated whether to send more advanced weapons and defense systems to Ukraine,...

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Links I liked: Ukraine edition

How a Putin lookalike banded together with a Kim Jong-un impersonator to smuggle a Zelenzky doppelgänger out of Ukraine [Kim Jong-un impersonator] Howard X told the Daily Star: “When the war started, I thought of Umid because I know he’s living in Ukraine.” “I got in touch with him and told him ‘you need to get out of here’ because who knows what will happen if Russia gets hold of a Zelenskyy double.” …grassroots efforts have been snarled by inexperience with the complex web of...

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