'The illusion of choice', September 26, 2020, from Law Technology Digest
Diego Lopez Yse starts out his post with these heavy duty questions, "Do you think your actions are the result of your own free choices? What if those actions are the inevitable and necessary consequence of antecedent states of affairs? What does this mean for your free will?" To find out more about the hows and whys, you need to read more at Data Science Central: The illusion of choice
'What's in wildfire smoke, and how dangerous is it?', September 26, 2020, from Law Technology Digest
If you live outside North America then this post might not be as interesting to you. The quick answer to one of the title questions is: particulate matter, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, benzene, and formaldehyde (to name a few). Smoke from the wild fires burning across California, Oregon, and Washington has crossed the country, fouling the skies above the East Coast. It changes as it moves, making the health care issues different. "In other words, what you breathe in, and how hazardous it remains, may depend on how far you live from the Pacific coast." Read more at ars technica: What's in wildfire smoke, and how dangerous is it?