they sound rad and i think seeing one would be equal parts amazing and terrifying. i'm not sure why yinz made up such a specific lie just to make me go on a boat tour every halfdecade.
In the Star Wars setting, specifically in A New Hope, the role of droid is witness. As were the bandit characters in Hidden Fortress, the story is told through their lens. To modify the memory of a droid is to have control of that story. Babu Frik is the most important character, not just in Episode 9, but in the larger meta-narrative of the Star Wars IP, both in-universe and in reality, thereby making it the most significant character in the past 50 years of pop culture. In this essay...
for bbc's "last normal photo" thing (https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-52622673), here's a photo i took in an office of some rain covers across the street that looked like obelisks
something i think about often is the pizza party rap that ezra koenig of vampire weekend released before he got famous which includes bars like "my girl eats her pizza with a diet sprite / order garlic knots and she'll stay the night" and "don't get caught with a wack calzone" https://youtu.be/mxvKuEWeVg8
mathematicians: "haha, look at this -- based on what we know about math right now, there's no way to make certain operations easily reversible."
computer nerds: "cool, we can use this to encrypt data in transit."
mathematicians: "nice. Though don't bet on it always being hard. I mean, we solve hard problems all the time, haha."
cryptocoin nerds: "In fact, we're going to bet trillions of dollars on it remaining hard forever."
hopeful and mad about it. 32, he/him, pittsburgh. work at google, views are my own
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