Could a truly autonomous vehicle be considered a Turing Car?

Million-dollar startup idea of the week: a service that can get hold of packages sent to you via FedEx, and actually deliver them to you in a timely fashion.

"When game over, the player wins who has to conquer a large of the board."

Luke Crane (he of the Burning Wheel) is reviving his ash can venture at adapting old school Basic D&D to Musketeer-inspired adventures in Paris, and it is now becoming something quite unique, involving an almost global gazetteer of the peoples, politics and events of that most tumultuous Year of Our Lord 1648:

As closed social media sites never have our best interests at heart, sometimes we have to move homes on the internet, and we can fall out of touch with people as we go elsewhere.

Maybe a layer of indirection can save the day. Point people at your page on and they can find you no matter what sites you're using these days. It's like a calling card for your social media presence.

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Dear kids in Washington State: you can make an appointment with your doctor, or walk into a clinic or ER, and get vaccinated. You don't need permission from your parents. You don't have to wait until you are 18. If the health care provider gets confused, the magic phrase is "Mature Minor Doctrine", and point out that not wanting to catch measles is sign of sufficient maturity.

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Ah, Pomeroy, Washington. You have managed to fuck me over one last time, on the day when I was supposed to finally be quit of you forever. May you continue to fade into obscurity until nothing but rolling tumbleweeds mark the spot.

TFW your bank has randomly "sold" you to another bank and forgot to tell you, and all of a sudden all your money has vanished, and the support people are all confused about where it went


I had no idea this was a thing...

This week, the Disturbing Interests crew crosses over to dig into the less wholesome side of bridges & tunnels: disturbinginterests.buzzsprout

This Fibonacci joke is as bad as the last two Fibonacci jokes you heard combined

Also there is a key rule interpretation around sea supply that doesn’t seem to be derivable from the RAW, but has to be discovered by reading threads on BGG. But those are minor blemishes on an otherwise fascinating title.

The elegance of the core design is a little undermined by the obscureness of the rules writing. This is our third game, and we only now feel like we really have come to grips with how the game is intended be played. In fact, a key moment in this game that lead to British defeat turned on our misunderstanding of how to apply the “Skirmish” rule.

An army that becomes disconnected from the rest of your forces will quickly burn through the supplies it can carry, but spreading out to maintain the supply lines is in direct tension to the concentration of force you need to win battles. Lots of tough decisions to be had.

My wargaming partner and I have been exploring Tom Russell's _Supply Lines of the American Revolution_ for the last couple weeks. It's a fascinating take on the American Revolution that manages to pack a lot of the feels of how logistics informs the campaign of 18th century armies into a very lightweight system. The green cubes are food, the tan "war supplies" and you need both for an army to operate.

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