Girl Friday

Girl Friday

Web servers went down for a while. There are more things to post on but spending time with family this weekend. Good luck, have a good memorial day, and safe times and travels.      

They Really Do Think We Can Be Replaced

They Really Do Think We Can Be Replaced

First of all, was listening to the only somewhat recent podcast with Scott Adams, and in the middle, Stefan trots out his common “democrats only want voters”. Adams rightly points out that that is something which at least he personally had not heard, so it sounded like far-fetched mind reading, which Stefan admitted, but then pointed to at least one statement by a politician explicitly calling it out. OK, Once is a fluke, twice is coincidence, so not proof in and of itself, but one could find multiple cases of something related – not necessarily bringing in voters to outvote Read more »

Battletech, and Ogre

Battletech, and Ogre

This is a tale of two games that I am, sad to say, disappointed in. Ogre Ogre, by Steve Jackson games, has a long and storied history. I went in for the Kickstarter, and am – shipping delays aside – overjoyed at what I received. Even the 6ed boxes are well worth picking up. As a result, I was happy to hear that a new, updated computer version would be released. What we received was well rendered, with nice sound effects, that consistently applied the rules of the game, and… is still buggy as hell. Especially for multiplayer play. I’m Read more »

Musical Interludes

Musical Interludes

Peter Grant digs up a relatively recently released version of the Moody Blues “The Story In Your Eyes”. He’s also got a new book out. Saw them in college during the Sur La Mer tour. It was an outstanding concert, and always did like Wildest Dreams. In the meantime the Didact presents some power metal – my favorite subgenre if not necessarily his. And last, a bit of nostalgia originally brought to my attention courtesy of Adventures in Babysitting: Did enjoy the album it came from in my college days.  

The Mountain that Writes, and Games (but not at Origins)

The Mountain that Writes, and Games (but not at Origins)

The quote above, courtesy of Razorfist on twitter, is one I’m glad to run across, as I’ve long hated the “you’re just angry” disqualification the left likes to use. Wrath is a sin. Anger is but a response to a perceived injustice. Your perception may, of course, be wrong, or not in accordance with objective reality, but if it is correct, it is not only valid, but moral. In that sense, while fully understanding both John Ringo’s stance re: Carolina Con, and the International Lord of Hate’s stance as well regarding being disinvited from Origins – hey, they’re being morons, don’t Read more »

Girl Friday

Girl Friday

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Three Times is Enemy Action

Three Times is Enemy Action

I’ve mentioned before – that old rule about “once is coincidence” also applies to large systems of any sort. Even if you have thousands of computers running, if three of them develop the same misbehavior, it’s not a fluke, there’s something wrong with the system. A bug, or something else overlooked, but not simply “oh an edge case”. In case you’re wondering, this applies in part to yesterday’s post. Sure, we’ll never get rid of evil, but when you’re talking about orders of magnitude of difference in outcomes by population demographic, something is indeed different enough to cause such disparate Read more »