Author Archives: TheZvi

Covid 7/9: Lies, Damn Lies and Death Rates

Previously: Covid 7/2: It Could Be Worse When I posted the link on Twitter, I joked that we already knew this week’s headline. It turns out we didn’t. Not quite yet. I’m waiting on that one until next week. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Spoiler-Free Review: Horizon Zero Dawn

Previously: Spoiler-Free Review: Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (plus a Spoilerific section), Spoiler-Free Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey This review of a giant open world game is being written on July 7. That’s three days after the review of Witcher 3 was posted. You … Continue reading

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Spoiler-Free Review: Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (plus a Spoilerific section)

Contrast with other recent spoiler-free review: Spoiler-Free Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. In part one of this review, the true spoiler-free section, I seek to answer the question “Should I Play This Game?” while giving the absolute minimum of information. In part … Continue reading

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Covid 7/2: It Could Be Worse

Previous Update: Covid 6/25: The Dam Breaks General Viewpoint Reading: On R0, Covid-19: My Current Model This past week was not great on the Covid front, but it could have been a lot worse. I don’t mean that statement in a ‘worse … Continue reading

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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

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Linkpost: M21 Review: We Have Normality

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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

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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

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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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