Monthly Archives: June 2020

Covid 6/25: The Dam Breaks

Last week: Covid-19 6/18: The Virus Goes South Off-topic reminder that this is happening: New York Times, Please Do Not Threaten The Safety of Scott Alexander By Revealing His True Name The United States has failed to contain Covid-19. The fight … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus | 29 Comments

Linkpost: M21 Review: We Have Normality

You can find it here.

Posted in Magic: The Gathering | 1 Comment

New York Times, Please Do Not Threaten The Safety of Scott Alexander By Revealing His True Name

In reaction to (Now the entirety of SlateStarCodex): NYT Is Threatening My Safety By Revealing My Real Name, So I Am Deleting The Blog I have sent the following to New York Times technology editor Pui-Wing Tam, whose email is … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Rationality | 11 Comments

Covid-19 6/18: The Virus Goes South

Last week: Covid-19 6/11: Bracing For a Second Wave The verdicts are in. It is not an unexpected one. Unless conditions change, the path now seems set. The Northeast is winning its battle. Unless something unexpected happens, they will get things … Continue reading

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Simulacra Levels and their Interactions

Previously: Covid-19: My Current Model, On Negative Feedback and Simulacra This post aims to unpack and explain simulacra levels of action using the threat of covid-19 as its central example. My intention is for future posts to then apply this … Continue reading

Posted in Rationality, Simulacra | 42 Comments

Covid-19 6/11: Bracing For a Second Wave

Last time: Covid-19 6/4: The Eye of the Storm There has been a lot of news in the past week. Very little of it is actually about Covid-19. That is not because Covid-19 went away. People are still dying. People are … Continue reading

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Covid-19 6/4: The Eye of the Storm

Still standing by this: Covid-19: My Current Model Previous update posts: Covid-19 5/29: Dumb Reopening, Covid 5/14: Limbo Under Remember last week when I opened with this? I remember when people on Twitter had constant reminders that today was, indeed, only Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Spoiler-Free Review: CrossCells

I played through the entire game this morning, so figured I’d leave a quick review. CrossCells is a Tier 3 game. It does its job, which is provide logic puzzles in the vein of Sudoku, without being actual Sudoku. There … Continue reading

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Spoiler-Free Review: Monster Train

Epistemic Status: Covenant Rank 8 (meaning I’ve won 8 runs, one each on each of levels 0-7) after about 20 games played. As is my template, a spoiler-free review seeks to answer the question “should I play this game?” without … Continue reading

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