Monthly Archives: September 2020

Covid 9/24: Until Morale Improves

Last Two Weeks: Covid 9/17: It’s Worse, Covid 9/10: Vitamin D There is a pandemic. It is not going anywhere. 

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Spoiler-Free Review: The Stanley Parable

At Ben Pace’s recommendation, I recently played The Stanley Parable. Ben considers the game Tier 1.5. On reflection I consider this Tier 2. If you can spare the $15 for a short game, it’s Worth It to play. If there’s … Continue reading

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Covid 9/17: It’s Worse

Last week we learned there is plausibly a simple, cheap and easy way out of this entire mess. All we have to do is take our Vitamin D. In case it needed to be said, no. We are not taking … Continue reading

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Spoiler-Free Review: Orwell

Orwell is another game in the discrete-choices-over-time genre. In this case, you are an investigator, and choose which ‘datachunks’ to upload into the system. From there, others will take action. Like other games in the genre, if you are going … Continue reading

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Free Money at PredictIt: 2020 General Election

Previously: Free Money at PredictIt? It’s time for another look at PredictIt. Is there free money? What are our best options for free money?  The short answer is that there is free money if and only if you have available … Continue reading

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Covid 9/10: Vitamin D

Last week: Covid 9/3: Meet the New CDC Imagine there is a simple, cheap, safe and effective solution for Covid-19.  The solution is something known to be safe. It is widely available for reasonable prices. Any patents have long expired. … Continue reading

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The Four Children of the Seder as the Simulacra Levels

Previously: Unifying the Simulacra Definitions, Simulacra Levels and their Interactions, On Negative Feedback and Simulacra Simulacra levels are complex, counter-intuitive and difficult to understand. Thus, it is good and right to continue exploring them partly via story and metaphor. The metaphor here will … Continue reading

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Covid 9/3: Meet the New CDC

This week’s news all centers around policy decisions. The new data contains few important surprises, so attention shifts to what actions will be taken and how that will affect the path we follow going forward. The CDC’s fall and transformation … Continue reading

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