Weekend Reading CCXXVIII

by uber

Life Inside the RVs of Silicon Valley

With prices even further on the rise here, there are very few places to go. The whole peninsula, from SF City down past Sunnyvale is almost the same price for rent because each small town has an associated big company and crazy planning laws.

https://www.topic.com/life-inside-the-rvs-of-silicon-valley


Sitting in an Isolation Room for Exactly an Hour

You have several placeholder options to choose from, if you don’t time with a song.


Personal Ads of the 1970s

Swiped off the desk, into the bin.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/singles-news-1970s-personal-ads-dating


Using Economics to Find Lost Cities

I love the quantitative aspects of history and archæology.

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2017/11/indiana-jones-economist.html


Do Courtesy Titles Matter?

The charm of being called Dr. wears off fairly quickly, but I nevertheless feel some regret at never having made it to ‘Prof‘.

http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/11/06/do-courtesy-titles-matter/


What Happens If China Makes First Contact?

Perhaps this facility is indeed being used for its stated purpose, but I suspect the briefly-mentioned covert applications are the true purpose.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/12/what-happens-if-china-makes-first-contact/544131/?single_page=true