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Tycho / 22 hours ago

I wanted to watch a video about the Skills in The Division, and it asked me my age. I entered "40," which is apparently a number, and it was the first time I had even considered that I might be forty years old. That's really the only time I get a sense of how old I am anymore, is when a game trailer wants me to choose the year of my birth. Except I usually don't go all the way down to my year, because it's too far. I usually choose the first year that will be a valid entry, and that year…

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Tycho / 4 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 / 6 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 / 1 week 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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