Saturday, August 18, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Tidbits

Something I like in my stories and games: in a conflict between magic and science, science should win. Generally by dispelling the mysticism and secrets that magic relies on. Victory where the scientist has a better grasp of the basic concepts than the sorcerer.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Tidbits

I once had someone seriously argue that studying economics at Harvard automatically makes you an expert on it.

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

Pull the other one.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Tidbits

I hate it when my tone of voice comes out wrong so someone thinks I hate them when I don't.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Tidbits

Pet peeve: when someone cites a pundit as a fact source. Pundits select from facts for the purpose of supporting a crafted ideology, a set of opinions they synthesize from current events. They are not reliable sources of factual information. Citing them in a philosophical argument is fine, but not one about data.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Tidbits

Random lady: Tech people love Silicone Valley! They'd never want to leave!

Me: Except when their buses get attacked by activists.

Lady: What? Tech companies don't own buses.

Me: You are too ignorant to continue speaking with. We're done here.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Tidbits

How did the cobbler use sales data to accurately predict the needs of his customers?

He found the line of best feet.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Tidbits

How to start a fandom fight:

Person: I love this main character!

You: Yes, they're a great supporting cast.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Tidbits

A quick way to kill a Facebook group: make an admin out of someone who blindly accuses other people of being trolls for no reason when they disagree. I think I just saw the beginning of the end of a rather large and (formerly) interesting group. Very sad to see such a turn.