Things I read while I drank coffee this morning (10.24)


A quarter of outstanding global corporate debt, or as much as $3.4 trillion, is linked to the utility- and auto-industry bonds that rely on fossil fuel activities, the ratings agency wrote in a report published Tuesday.

It would be welcomed.

Batteries May Trip ‘Death Spiral’ in $3.4 Trillion Credit Market


Good read on staving off Alzheimer’s before its Alzheimers.

A New Tack to Stave Off Alzheimer’s Years before the First Symptom


In September one of SpaceX’s rockets exploded. So the key is to control perceptions of the distant future, in order to influence financial forecasts from banks and investors. Here Mr Musk is dazzlingly skilful. He publishes plausible “master plans” and uses shifting targets to anchor expectations.

My fascination with Musk continues. Good read on his intracompany dealings.

Elon Musk’s empire - Countdown


I remembered back in 2007 this was a big deal and I felt like Page & Brin were on the right side of the fence on this one. The market has passed them by, and users have not even blinked, so I suppose this was inevitable.

Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking