United we test

Wednesday. Isaias is gone and sunshine returns.

Halloween is cancelled, at least in Salem, where it’s kind of a big deal.

Because testing for Covid-19 is a hard problem that would benefit from a consolidated approach, a number of governors came up with a crazy, out-of-the-box idea; join together into some kind of federated entity to attack the problem in a consistent and coordinated manner. Brilliant. Maybe this ‘federated state’ thing will catch on.

Smart headlights sound amazing. Arrays of LED’s, they’re super bright, but they dim selectively for oncoming vehicles. Sadly, they’re not available in the US because of headlight regulations written in 1967. Bummer.

If you thought the Kayne West run for president was mostly about vote splitting, it seems you’d be right.

I’m not a big fan of police militarization. But departments need to plan for contingencies and one of those is dealing with an attack from someone with serious firepower. That’s the world we live in, unfortunately. This kerfuffle in Cambridge isn’t surprising but it is wrongheaded.

And Larry Bird has found a long lost twin… in the garden.

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