I wasn’t sure how to approach [stderr]. Serious, or silly? Here’s the silly version:
Leaders of the world, you must lead. The continuation of our civilizations and the natural world on which they depend – is in your hands.
It’s fascinating to see the different ways that the “trade truce” is being reported. It also scares me because it illustrates how unquestioningly the press reports from government-issued press releases.
Imagine that you go to play roulette in a casino, and the house wins unusually frequently. For example, every time. So you go the the caisse and say, “have you noticed that…?”
There’s one part of my property that’s basically a bog. Things grow really well there, because there are a half-dozen springs that ooze water even in dry summers. So far, anyway; I’m sure eventually the frackers will drain the water-table.
If this was really made in America, that means that someone was employed making it.
I met Matt Melis at a USENIX around 2005; he did a talk on system reliability engineering that started with “my job is to shoot supersonic bullets at diamonds.”
Watching industrial processes is a bit of a hobby of mine. I think we often take for granted the level of difficult effort that goes into producing things we more or less take for granted.