Author Archives: TheZvi

Just Saying What You Mean is Impossible

Response to:¬†Conversation Deliberately Skirts the Border of Incomprehensibility¬†(SlateStarCodex) “Why don’t people just say what they mean?” They can’t. I don’t mean they don’t want to. I don’t mean that they choose not to. I don’t even mean they have been … Continue reading

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On Dragon Army

Analysis Of: Dragon Army: Theory & Charter (30 Minute Read) Epistemic Status: Varies all over the map from point to point Length Status: In theory I suppose it could be longer This is a long post is long post responding … Continue reading

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Persona 5: Spoiler-Free Review

Epistemic Status: Spent 101 hours finishing the game, and similar amounts on finishing Persona 3 and Persona 4. Short Version: Strongly endorse the game, the best Persona experience yet, but in the most important ways Persona 3 is still the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction

Epistemic Status: Minus One Million Points Shortness Status: Long (this is a proposed new norm I want to try out, in the sense of ‘apologies for writing a long letter, I did not have enough time to write a shorter … Continue reading

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How to Destroy Civilization

Epistemic Status: Parable. Can’t tell to what extent I am being serious but it’s not zero. I. Recently I made a huge mistake. At heart, I am a gamer. Playing games is fun and makes me happy, whereas not playing … Continue reading

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Help Us Find Your Blog (and others)

Previously: Against Facebook – Call to Action, Against Facebook – Details Note (5/2): Due to my need to prepare for Magic: The Gathering’s Pro Tour: Amonkhet, updates to this blog and progress exploring new blogs will be slow for the … Continue reading

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Against Facebook: Comparison to Alternatives and Call to Action

Previously: Against Facebook: Details Take Action:¬†Help Us Find Your Blog (and others) Epistemic Status: Shouting from the rooftops. For further details, see previous post. This post is my recommendations for how to communicate online. If you need details and/or detailed … Continue reading

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