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Saturday Spins Returns: Yeehaw

This week’s spin features a mysterious man in a frayed lone ranger mask. However, for the sake of his art, I will only refer to him as Orville Peck.

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That Time I Played a Game and Liked It

Board Game Symposium: If you ask me, the escape wasn’t just from an imaginary castle; it was from the ordinary, every day, mundane activities of life.

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Weekend Plans Post: Taxes

There are a handful of philosophies when it comes to tax time but the three main ones are something like this…

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Getting to Ten Times Better

Vikram briefly examines three domains governed by power-law distributions: basketball, programming, and money

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The Classy, Modern, and Forgotten TwixT

Board Game Symposium: Board games are a weird little industry. You have classics like Monopoly, breakout hits like Settlers of Catan, and some come and go. TwixT is one of those.

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Thursday Throughput: Leap Year Edition

In a little over a week, we will have an extra day in February. Why do we do this? Because the time it takes Earth to revolve around the Sun is not exactly 365 days.

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The Truth Behind Dresden

Bad faith arguers/actors on the world stage unite each year in using the Dresden narrative as a bloody shirt to wave away any criticism of authoritarian regimes.

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My Favorite Board Game

Board Game Symposium: Lords of Waterdeep is my favorite board game. Seriously, I can’t recommend this game enough.

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Dawkins Sticks His Foot In It…Again

Eugenics is a precise word. It does not mean “selective breeding”, which Dawkins — an award-winning Oxford biologist — seems to think it does.

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The Case for Monopoly

Board Game Symposium: If anything, Monopoly teaches that, despite your best planning, wise investment, and sound judgment, sometimes the universe has other plans (or no plan at all).