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The Wall Street Journal
– Aug 18, 2:00 PM
Notre Dame is canceling in-person classes and moving them online for at least two weeks after seeing a spike in coronavirus cases. On Monday, one week after classes began, 80 students tested positive out of 418, or 19% of students tested. The rash…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterBoys will be boys, and their front brains aren’t really developed until age 25, so of course they partied.
This week we look at why a much larger remote workforce post-Covid may be a myth, and what the boom in corporate debt means for sustainable investing. MANY WORKERS ARE DESPERATE TO GET BACK TO THE OFFICE — In Zoom meetings and socially…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterI suppose we are having rolling nervous breakdowns, but that does leave somebody on duty at all times;-0
Edtech startup Enuma began raising its Series B round in the fall of 2019 and had its initial close in February 2020. Subscribe to the Crunchbase Daily But it was when Enuma's CEO, Sooinn Lee, traveled to Asia earlier this year to meet with…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis story demonstrates how the pandemic accelerates trends that were already under way. By the time things settle out, education will be permanently changed.
The Wall Street Journal
– Aug 18, 9:20 AM
Alex Azar's face reddened when he heard the news: The only federally authorized tests to detect whether Americans were infected with the new coronavirus were flawed, and officials couldn't identify what was causing the problem. The Health and Human…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterA rare WSJ article that’s not behind its paywall.explains how we got so behind.
Los Angeles Times
– Aug 16, 10:39 PM
(Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times) Temperatures in Death Valley skyrocketed to a blistering 130 degrees on Sunday — possibly the highest mercury reading on Earth since 1913. If the National Weather Service's recording is correct, it would…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterWelp. The climate change troops are out in full force. It’s been over 110 here for two weeks, too, and no signs of rain.
The Homebrew Computer Club where the Apple I got its start is deservedly famous—but it's far from tech history's only community gathering centered on CPUs. Throughout the 70s and into the 90s, groups around the world helped hapless users…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterBack in the day, using a computer was really tough. Support@xxx.com didn't exist, so people taught each other. They actually MET to teach each other. It was pretty cool. I went to a few myself. #givingawaymyage
Scientists reckon that something like 99 percent of the plastic that should be out in the environment is missing —that is, given what we know about the rates of pollution, it should be more conspicuous. But instead, all that trash seemingly…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis is sad and super creepy. Eventually we’re going to fill up the ocean with plastic!I probably won’t still be here, so why am I worrying? Jewish guilt.
Good People Dinners
– Aug 13, 4:49 PM
This is the twelvth in a series of written interviews with thinkers, artists, activists and other luminaries around the world, people whose life's work resonates with our founding principles. Our friend Francine Hardaway is a serial entrepreneur…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterI'm including this for those who don't already know this about me.It was a fun interview to do.
The last couple of years have been consequential ones for meatless meat, as we at Future Perfect have documented. For all meatless meat's success, however, advocates shouldn't feel complacent. After all, meatless meat still makes up less than 1…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterYes, and the problem is also that plant-based meat is processed, and who knows if the chemicals are good for you. Best is to eat neither, but I do eat both Impossible and Beyond Beef occasionally. Prefer Impossible.
(CNN) — Cracks and sinkholes are appearing alongside the waterways of Amsterdam. Bicycles are tumbling into the swirling water as the canalsides vanish beneath their wheels. Quay walls are collapsing against houseboats. Bridges are in…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterJust think! It will 'only' cost $530 million to fix all of Amsterdam. Wonder what that number would be for the crumbling infrastructure of the US.