Top Ten for February 20, 2023

The NYT’s Jason Farago on the new Vermeer show

On Yemen: What Have You Left Behind? by Bushra Al-Maqtari and Isa Blumi talks to The War Nerd – Blumi’s book is Destroying Yemen: What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World

The NYT goes to Ghibli Park

Commercial pressures warp modern documentaries

I have no mouth and I must scream – one of the better summaries of the creature emerging from Microsoft’s use of ChatGPT

Open source development is broken and personally destructive – The Register summarizes and provides context

Decarbonization: The long view, trends and transience, net zero – also Mark Mills warns of materials constraint on the green energy transition (though in the case of cobalt the constraint might have lifted)

Disinformation on behalf of clients: The Story Killers – no surprises here (who could have imagined DCMA takedowns would be weaponized) but glad this is getting attention

Dark energy comes from black holes which “gain mass by coupling to the expanding universe” – someone’s due a Nobel for this

A much better explanation for the Nord Stream 2 sabotage than Hersh’s