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Ready Player Who?

Lots of excitement in the sci-fi world lately. The Ready Player One film is rapidly approaching. The initial images released look very Spielberg. And from everything I’ve heard, the film will be full of easter eggs and clever adaptations to some of the puzzles to make them more suitable for a visual medium.…

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The most inspirational quote

A  quote that reshaped my life came from a mathematical textbook.

I’ve remembered it as “what one fool can do, so can another,” but in full form it is:

Being myself a remarkably stupid fellow, I have had to teach myself the difficulties, and now beg to present to my fellow fools the parts that are not hard.

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Why I don’t like the term “mental illness”

I’m rolling around the idea of a nonfiction book about writing and mental health. This comes from a couple of places. First, many writers I know suffer from various mental health conditions, and would feel inspired by an account of someone prevailing despite headwinds.…

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Can self-driving cars be too safe?

The other day, while driving I almost pulled out in front of a Google Self-Driving-Car. My natural instinct to not physically insert myself in the path of a ton of steel moving at high speeds won out, but what I that hadn’t happened?…

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Micah Joel

Purveyor of things geeky