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Follow-up to: Blackmail [Note on Compass Rose response: This is not a response to the recent Compass Rose response, it was written before that, but with my post on Hacker News I need to get this out now. It has been edited in light of … Continue reading

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Speculations on Duo Standard

Epistemic Status: Wild Mass Guessing Next week’s invitational tournament at PAX East will feature the new Duo Standard format. Each player will have two decks, play one in each of the first two games in a random order, then choose … Continue reading

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New York Restaurants I Love: Pizza

Previously in series: New York Restaurants I Love: Breakfast Previously in pizza: Restaurant Guide 2: Pizza If you don’t live in and aren’t visiting New York, and want to know how to find good pizza, refer to the guide above. It tells … Continue reading

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On The London Mulligan

Original Announcement: Mythic Championship II Format and the London Test Previously (Patrick Sullivan at Star City Games): The London Mulligan: A Game Designer’s Perspective We’ve now had about a week to think about the London Mulligan rule. I’ve changed my mind … Continue reading

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Epistemic Status: Surprisingly controversial Follow-Up / Leads to: Privacy Response to: Why Blackmail Should Be Illegal (Marginal Revolution), Should Blackmail Be Legal? (David Henderson), Checkmate on Blackmail (Robin Hanson) I notice I am confused. Smart people are failing to provide strong arguments for why blackmail should be … Continue reading

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New York Restaurants I Love: Breakfast

Previously (and more generally useful): Restaurant Guide 1: Restaurants should not look like (most) restaurants, Restaurant Guide 2: Pizza Also: Minimize Use of Standard Internet Food Delivery I don’t want to lose sight of the bigger issues pointed at last time. But for … Continue reading

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Minimize Use of Standard Internet Food Delivery

Epistemic Status: Public service announcement. Confident and not sponsored. [EDIT Added 2/11: The comments (at DWATV) provide a lot of reasonable challenges and a lot of additional reasoning behind my statements, and start to get at the larger things in … Continue reading

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