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 News Post: F1 2020 Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 07:01:00 PST (Gabe)
Gabe: Since Tycho is still out of town, I’ll be handling the Friday afternoon stream solo. I’ll be checking out the new “My Team” mode in F1 2020 from 2-4pt over on Twitch. I have not investigated this mode yet but from what I understand it’s a mode that allows you to create a brand new F1 team and race alongside the real teams like Mercedes and Ferrari. Just like Motorsport Manager, we will be designing a team, handling staff, upgrading our facilities and managing the cash flow. Unlike Motorsport Manager, when it’s time to hit the track I’ll be the one…

 News Post: Warband Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 07:01:00 PST (Tycho)
Tycho: In my ongoing efforts to understand what in the fuck streamers are talking about, I occasionally disappear down this or that rabbit hole regarding auto aim or crossplay or bots or some other thing in Fortnite. I tend to emerge from these rhetorical thickets dumber than I was when I climbed in. So I don't know exactly what Gabriel is experiencing in the Switch fork of Fortnite, and it might not matter very much, but there's a case to be made that purely as a user experience BR games should throw you a bone every now and then. During the LAN parties I used to attend, our crew was so…

 Comic: Warband Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 07:01:00 PST (Tycho)
New Comic: Warband

 News Post: Deepfakes Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 19:27:00 PST (Tycho)
Tycho: Fallout might be the perfect setting to grab if you wanted to make something that could truly cross over into the world where normal people lurk and throb.  The overarching framework - a war of annihilation with China, an attenuated cultural inheritance everyone understands at cross purposes, and a tangle of subterranean nests running cultural experiments - has real fucking meat.  I understand some of the scorpions are also quite large, so there’s really something for everybody here.  Plus, somebody already made one, and it was good.  So we know it’s possible.…

 News Post: Father Son racing Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 07:01:00 PST (Gabe)
Gabe: I’ll be doing a rare afternoon racing stream today. My friend Jerry (Tycho Brahe) is still out of town but I will not be spotterless. My son Gabe has agreed to join me on the stream today and I am hoping he has internalized the lessons from last night.    If you’d like to join us, the Pit Crew will open over on Twitch at 4pm PST.    -Gabe out

 Comic: Deepfakes Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 07:01:00 PST (Gabe)
New Comic: Deepfakes

 News Post: And/Or Furious Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 17:40:00 PST (Tycho)
Tycho: Even to newly hatched larva still trailing the strips of their casing, “Formula 1” is probably an understood term.  It truns out there’s a bunch of Formulas, though, and in aggregate they create the fraught competitive pathway to the apex of the sport.  Then there’s Formula E, which…  I mean, it might be best to watch Hulu’s “And We Go Green.” Formula E is just incredibly wacky by comparison, very Designed and Game-Like.  You could, like… goose drivers’ cars through social media?  There’s essentially a…

 Comic: And/Or Furious Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 07:01:00 PST (Tycho)
New Comic: And/Or Furious

 News Post: Tik Tok Toe Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 19:46:00 PST (Tycho)
Tycho: I fell off of TikTok even before the reports everyone has been talking about, the one which claimed to reveal a host of sins baked into the software at a philosophical level.  I’ve also read other smart people talking about how it’s not as bad as it sounds.  I’d say that’s more or less typical of engineers, who are always trying to climb atop one another for a primacy so granular it’s not even visible to those outside the cloister.  The engineer I trust most works here, and he doesn’t trust shit, and suggests that you have to start with that…

 Comic: Tik Tok Toe Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 07:01:00 PST (Gabe)
New Comic: Tik Tok Toe