Monthly Archives: April 2014

How to Pick a Good Chinese Restaurant

I have been in a lot of cities and eaten a lot of Chinese food and a universal truth has emerged about how to pick’em well. THEOREM: THE GOOFIER THE ENGLISH NAME THE BETTER THE CHINESE RESTAURANT You are probably … Continue reading

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Liberal vs. Conservative Mindset

The first big article on Vox, Ezra Klein’s new journalism venture, was Klein elaborating on a study about how people project their biases onto data even if it is refuted by the data itself.  Giving people information actually makes them … Continue reading

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Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Review

The opportunity to play with my sister got me to buy the expansion to Diablo 3 despite its high price tag and my lack of enthusiasm for the base game.  Patch 2.0 and the expansion are definitely massive improvements on … Continue reading

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Marvel Movies, Post Avengers

People seem to like to split superhero movies into pre and post Avengers.  I wasn’t that enamored with the film so I am a bit skeptical of using it as the bifurcation point, but I will anyway.  That leaves us … Continue reading

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Open World vs. Living World

Recently I sampled a bit of AssCreed 4 and Farcry 3.  Both are made by Ubisoft who seem to have found a formula for making “open world” games.  If you have been living under a rock in the real open … Continue reading

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Boom-Babkalaka

While I have been working on various brownie recipes, I made a detour into babkas.  First up was Bread’s, which has been heralded as the best babka in New York, i.e. babka capital of the world.  If this is the … Continue reading

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