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Tycho / 2 days ago

When Gabriel told me the story, it was at once completely silly and eminently sensible. It reminded me a little of The Mancraft Saga, insofar as they both map cyberverse and regular 'verse at a one to one ratio. Videogames are definitely simulations and not "real" in terms of being constructed out of the typical materials we surround ourselves with. But the virtual worlds and the people that populate them still bear all our human metadata; our brains are ridiculously compatible with…

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Tycho / 4 days ago

There is probably someone who likes Dick more than me, but I don't know them. Where I am typing this now, at home on my primary machine, I have no less than four Philip K. Dick books within reach - and this isn't even where I keep my books. I've been trying to push Gabriel into this lifestyle for ages, they're just very meaningful, formative materials, and as long as you don't mind occasionally wondering if the toast you are eating is real toast you'll probably be fine. But I tried to get…

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Tycho / 6 days ago

As the newest show, PAX South has such a cool energy. And its still so young that people are always asking me if we think it's gonna be back next year. I don't know a hundred percent of everything that happens, or is going to happen, but PAX South is a real show. We made a logo, and everything! I love coming down there, I love being handed huge bags of beef jerky, and I love getting radically different and profoundly contradictory barbecue advice. I also like being reminded, on…

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Tycho / 1 week ago

I changed the person's handle a very, very small amount, not enough to change the pronunciation, but this is almost the exact conversation we had re: that evening's Randrew Jackson. Even if I can't parse somebody's handle in an explicitly rude way, I always assume it's super bad and wrong, I just don't know exactly how. I assume that most of the words in those dense bricks are different things it's possible, though not entirely legal, for people to do to moms? Gabriel saw, like, a "Bill…

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