IN WHICH Ross Rheingans-Yoo, a sometimes-poet and erstwhile student of Computer Science and Math, oc­cas­ion­al­ly writes on things of int­erest.

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Blog: Marginal Revolution | China green energy projection of the day — "China’s energy companies will make up nearly half of the new coal generation expected to go online in the next decade... Keep this all in mind the next time you hear someone tout China as the new leader of the global green energy movement."

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Blog: Marginal Revolution | Cheer you up true story from Maine — "But in Maine, servers actively campaigned to overturn the results of a November referendum raising servers’ hourly wages from $3.75 in 2016 to$12 by 2024, saying it would cause customers to tip less and actually reduce their take-home

A Verse for the Armistice

Out there, we’ve walked quite friendly up to Death,—
sat down and eaten with him, cool and bland,—
pardoned his spilling mess-tins in our hand.

We’ve sniffed the green thick odour of his breath,—
our eyes wept, but our courage didn’t writhe.

He’s spat at us with bullets and he’s coughed
shrapnel. We chorussed when he sang aloft,
we whistled while he shaved us with his scythe.

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier’s paid to kick against His powers.

We laughed,—knowing that better men would come,
and greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
he wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags.