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Procrastinating on the future, senior reporter for The Verge.

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@LuxAlptraum honestly I’d rather we go the other way and say “Pascal’s Basilisk"
9/19
2019
I’m absurdly grateful that my worst Borderlands 3 bug was “the time I had to repeat a major boss arena because the… https://t.co/CyWFPo5wMF
9/17
2019
Swatting is about awful people manipulating a police system that often encourages reacting with the maximum possibl… https://t.co/29eRWaGZ83This was the first death specifically related to a swatting hoax, but it was possible in part because SWAT teams ha… https://t.co/KdLeq4nJeRThe third man, who goaded them into swatting an old address of his, got deferred prosecution.This is notably *not* Tyler Barriss, who had a long history of swatting and previously got sentenced to 20 years in… https://t.co/dva9GsmvHaSo the last person involved in the 2017 Wichita swatting has been sentenced: 15 months for the guy who requested th… https://t.co/ZLCk4LyfqF @386dx4 i update my security questions every time i put on a new outfit or eat a meal @mstuhmer well at the very least i assume everyone else doesHonestly the joke here is probably on me and Twitter is secretly monitoring this thread to sell your shirt color an… https://t.co/GkPRJI8eYxwow another blatant attempt to steal my valuable personal data, NOT TODAY hackers https://t.co/ypkUC2Ch3LI realized this week that I got my first serious gaming thumb callus and it’s from Hollow Knight.
9/13
2019
great job marianne williamson, now I have to go play that whole dandy warhols album @nickstatt gotta hand it to Tim Sweeney for inventing platform exclusivityThis is the kind of experiment that can produce bizarre and fascinating categories inscrutable to human beings, but… https://t.co/n2YnmoIpJu“Nobody agrees on what this thing is, but by god, our algorithms are gonna find it." https://t.co/gKp6UCZJXo https://t.co/c8TVsx7RK4oh god fiction feature creep
9/12
2019
I reviewed Empathy, Inc., which is one of the rare “VR... or not?” thrillers about VR’s actual role in culture this… https://t.co/8xwCOGOkUiHuh, so System Shock 3 is set about a decade after the original game in a TriOptimum “black site” that has… been ta… https://t.co/GB1pLbwfsN
9/11
2019
@A_Webster Into the JokerverseI’m curious to play Borderlands 3 and see if the series still clicks for me the way it did in 2012, and to stack th… https://t.co/dWtiDnwszWIt’s like a campaign a Borderlands villain NPC would pay you to run. Complete "Send goons to a YouTuber’s house" an… https://t.co/MgtiyQxIXUBorderlands 3’s release strategy document was just a 40-page printout of different rakes to step on. @AlexJamesFitz @mcwm Tim Cook’s The Happeningthis guy took a thousand cakes. he took 1,000 cakes. that’s as many as one hundred tens. and that’s terrible. https://t.co/cQAC1jsxjO @mslopatto Everybody talks about blade implants and super-strength, but actually we’ll all get cyborg arms so we ca… https://t.co/AUIh7kaenUPascal's Wager, for those not familiar, posits that if you don't believe in God there is a nonzero chance that your… https://t.co/DkUUX93sze
Retweeted by Adi Robertsonme, 2009: ugh i hate it when sci-fi authors come up with these dumb portmanteau neologisms nobody would ever use a… https://t.co/432iN1NgU1may you always be able to see your complications @benuski I had to dip into a walkthrough a few times but I generally found it a lot of fun. It feels like a good ad… https://t.co/0JVJxKOl7gI’m just gonna have to deal with asking “but what about games preservation” with every single subscription service now aren’t Ishow me Beyond A Steel Sky you cowards @b05crypto I don’t really see the "robot tax” concept as stealing Yang’s UBI idea, and to be clear, I mean that as a compliment to Yang. @b05crypto @AndrewYang We’ve reported on Yang, and if he stays in the race we’ll keep doing it! But in a story abou… https://t.co/aFAaghcj1D
9/10
2019
I understand the larger point here and have plenty of questions about UBI, but “my proposal … would hasten a work-f… https://t.co/RtlfnAv9dM"i believe it’s actually Triangle, Circle, Saltire, Square,” she said, wasting the rest of the afternoon looking up… https://t.co/ugf2cSbOod @dzus77 maybe once i scale up my hand and pocket size by about 30% i’ll try itI like the Galaxy S10E a lot, but my screenshots folder is 90% pictures I took accidentally hitting the volume butt… https://t.co/Dt9YuV25Gm
9/9
2019
For what it’s worth I didn’t find the game really *scary*, but it was disorienting in a way I liked. I’m really pra… https://t.co/B17tQCMqhAUnfortunately I found the last act too much of a slog to go back and figure out if I *had.* So, um… if you didn’t c… https://t.co/FaqlfYJzeqBlair Witch can be very good at nudging you along a direction that feels satisfying or inevitable and then making y… https://t.co/6ceQE2iW9jSo I really liked the Blair Witch game’s thematically fitting approach to choice, although I wish it had found a wa… https://t.co/SrNQrIOPh8 @A_Webster @laura_june i only have big fans of my discontent @LarryRosenthal @MrJonCryer no no no it’s the Lex that was friends with Justin Timberlake. Although his business pa… https://t.co/6KQe9z8CcO @LarryRosenthal unfortunately I believe Hollywood has established that Lex Luthor invented Facebook, so DC’s got it locked up
9/6
2019
Apologies for the inaccuracy, I should have said “turn everybody on Ganymede into a gorilla,” since that’s the actu… https://t.co/TgGAEMqsxlThanos isn’t an “oh yeah let’s turn everybody on Earth into a gorilla, that’ll show ‘em” hippie. He’s fairly well-t… https://t.co/zSzRqbnuRlI still maintain that MCU Thanos is a good ecoterror-villain because his defining feature isn’t megalomania or well… https://t.co/it1Tfhni5aThere’s a lot lot of weird, poetic beauty in this @joshdzieza piece but I think this offhand cloud fact is my favor… https://t.co/etayA9D3QH @dynamofire which ironically is something i can really imagine a cillian murphy character doing @yourpappalardo @facebook Hey, I would love to talk to you about this for The Verge — do you have a few minutes today?
9/5
2019
is there a “played the blair witch game” slack where I can compare notes on how the game thinks our dog-petting levels affect our humanity @KyleOrl If a thing screens for like one night at Cannes that’s obviously pretty niche, but SXSW or fan festivals a… https://t.co/PCI0xvmx49 @KyleOrl The only time this seems genuinely complicated is with festival screenings, where a movie isn’t in general… https://t.co/8RdcVbTw93 @Mantzarlis Neo-Cambridge
9/4
2019
@ztiworoh what https://t.co/brWOIJzXYEI somehow stumbled into reading a 1993 Baltimore Sun article about the Pizza Hut Bigfoot Pizza and it includes the… https://t.co/f7UspmQ1kg
Retweeted by Adi RobertsonI’m sort of into all this year's edgelord superhero programming. I can’t help it. Society made me what I am. @chillmage refusing to work with people because they referred to their gender in public seems… problematicStart with a Rust-style assigned character and participate in the bacchanalia of unrestrained cyberpunk capitalism… https://t.co/YWye6ZLMAPCyberpunk 2077 should extend normal RPG clothing systems to your body — like, you start with a randomized extremely… https://t.co/ALoUC1Mu9u
9/3
2019
If you’re going to take extremely petty revenge on somebody for firing you, at least try to generate a cooler headl… https://t.co/V3AwQkJjceI love that Justice Department cybercrime PR alternates between like “multinational ransomware ring indicted after… https://t.co/JPvosNG1Enwriter culture is having perfect “—“ shortcut muscle memory in the OS you normally use for writing, then flailing a… https://t.co/yzHXg63VYu
8/30
2019
@sajon77 @Danielleri OTOH getting to call yourself a “xennial” is pretty rad @GenePark I literally don’t remember swearing until my senior year of college but then blogging led me into a life of sinWhy yes I will download a 3.3 GB update as soon as possible. https://t.co/hJrhflYMEe
Retweeted by Adi Robertson @FariM9 Honestly “how do we convince people what’s real if it conflicts with their existing opinion” is a horrible… https://t.co/63DbmipQ5q @FariM9 Meanwhile a dedicated expert often *can* fact-check a video — so it’s not like deepfakes are literally destroying truth, either. @FariM9 My point is that normal people can be easily tricked without deepfakes — misleading video and forwarded rum… https://t.co/DyeUuC9yJtThe most effective actual deepfake would be a false flag of a candidate you oppose saying something cool that their… https://t.co/0rqaUDupawConversely “oh it’s a deepfake” is an incredibly quick and easy way to give people permission to disbelieve a thing… https://t.co/ikmi0PTnSpThere are lots of ways to practically fact-check fake video — see whether dates match up, talk to people involved,… https://t.co/lXXvc280Oidear god, look, again: people will believe Bernie Sanders says stuff because it’s printed on a Twitter meme. the de… https://t.co/IumuiT6ZL4 @chillmage *throws dualshock in blender, chugs furiously* @WillOremus so you’re saying onezero has a groundhog problemSo the Capital One hacker was also just officially indicted for cryptojacking! https://t.co/2LFkyyzimI https://t.co/lr1YATUy6t
8/29
2019
Just good wholesome fun and games here, absolutely nothing eerie or unsettling at all! https://t.co/z7sBTLHqglThe DARPA SubT project previously hosted what amounts to a drone scavenger hunt in a former mine that is now a univ… https://t.co/UMWcyE6OCOlike obviously it’s REALLY where they stash our horrifying CHUD doppelgangers but we have to at least acknowledge the cover storyIn case it’s not widely understood already: that DARPA underground lair request is pretty clearly described as part… https://t.co/0aZs4lof1a @Anticleric i mean they scurry away when you turn the light on obviously @ztiworoh the lasers are actually deadly tho @ztiworoh interdepartmental laser tag tournamentForget Socialist Monopoly we need a game simulating Chile's telex-based cybernetic socialist economic management sy… https://t.co/IFonPGKlpJ @SamBarsanti It took me half this tweet to realize you weren’t talking about a Samsung phone so I honestly just fee… https://t.co/gytPCriwdyI regret to report that Vox Media has found evidence of a koala infestation in its newsroom.Pinterest keeps having really good ideas https://t.co/qminSzC48i
Retweeted by Adi RobertsonIn retrospect I think we should significantly move up the date of a Chewbacca Fast & Furious movie https://t.co/HgThLq24eaAvengers: Endgame put a kink in our prediction of Robert Downey Jr. selling his soul rights this month, but I’m not… https://t.co/4kEbuZmjneI just checked @plante’s official 2015-2040 Disney Timeline, and it turns out we were actually late on Disney launc… https://t.co/38i2iVoqPj @sajon77 I actually haven’t, but it is a much better point of comparison. I’m sort of guiltily here for “X, but wit… https://t.co/pgX4rWZYosso the Joker movie sounds like… Birdman crossed with Taxi Driver, which indulges basically all of my dark-and-gritt… https://t.co/MjXG3uqroW
8/28
2019
@FreeLawProject I’m familiar but should actually start using it!slot machines have nothing on hitting the “View Document” button to see if that $2.90 charge is going to turn up the filing you needthe PACER system is basically just gacha for journalists @sajon77 oh god now i’m going down the rabbit hole of reading about his wife, who TBF does seem too cool for himjeez tabs, chill out already https://t.co/pmAYFNedpE @henrytcasey it really is a fantastic haunted-house setup and CM Punk is great
8/27
2019

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