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You know what I like about old videogames? There's no bullshit of "winning". No Chosen One story. No weepy cutscenes. No checklist of shit you have to do. Only 1-3 hit points, one wrong move and you're dead. You play until you die.

Maybe you get to write 3 letters on the high score list, maybe not. You will *never win*, only die. Just like life.

"Listen Morty, I hate to break it to you, but what people call "love" is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, then it slowly fades, leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it, your parents are gonna do it, break the cycle. Rise above. Focus on science."

Normally Clay's Depression Comix are too depressing, but this one is too relatable and genuinely made me laugh:
depressioncomix.com/posts/423/

I was thinking about the Church of Gort earlier, and realized basically nobody would know about it. Like, who still remembers WildC.A.T.S. from the early '90s? Who remembers the crazy murderous cyborgs (as opposed to the crazy murderous non-cyborgs who inhabit the Wildstorm setting) having their own religion?

I still have such a crush on Ladytron. I'd help her kill all the fleshies.

Breaking news: There are assholes in Microsoft:
qz.com/1598345/microsoft-staff

Also, MS quality UI:
"Another Microsoft employee said that the Yammer user interface is difficult to manage, and as a result, many in the company avoid using it, so the posts were likely not seen by most of Microsoft’s roughly 135,000 employees."

I've known a lot of 'softies, and the women are few and annoyed. But I doubt the company culture can be fixed any more than their software can.

"Aw c'mon Rick. If everyone's just gonna be insane today, at least let me be insane with Jessica."

Which is a far better argument than the red pill/green pill choice in The Matrix.

All new things are bad so I'm rewatching Rick & Morty. Morty's supposed to be in 9th grade? So they should be doing algebra at least, not 1-digit arithmetic in "math" class. And I can't tell if this is a joke, or if they were originally going to have Morty be younger, or if city schools really suck this much.

Hey, Tunnels & Trolls review from 1975!
archive.org/details/space-game

Also many issues of The Space Gamer/The Fantasy Gamer
archive.org/details/space-game

Not the Barony games ones, from first inspection, which is a shame. Great mini-RPGs in those.

Lovely art of WH minis/Heavy Metal style, but as always WH40K is a super fascist setting and the players creep me the fuck out.
28-mag.com

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And then just to reinforce the magical thinking, AI, "QUANTUM", and blockchains!

Related, weird IBM ad: perens.com/2019/02/13/bruce-pe

"Dear Tech" is like "Dear Gravity" or "Dear Representative Democracy" or "Dear God". Are they praying… to machines? Are these fucking Humans so degenerate, so lost and uneducated, that they think the concept of machines will hear their wishes?

And then wrap that up in an ad for IBM, which directly helped the Nazis conduct the Holocaust but now wants you to upload all your personal data to their mainframes ("cloud").

Reading old Everybody Loves Eric Raymond comic geekz.co.uk/lovesraymond/archi
and I'm like "Wait, did Bruce Perens die?"

No. I'm reading backwards in the comic because it has no archive link, so I'll find out why he's a ghost eventually.

"If you eat one other person, you've reduced your carbon footprint by 100%! If you *really* want to make a difference -- eat a pilot!"

youtube.com/watch?v=wasDpg-7vU

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