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OK, here's a great explainer on the origins of the word "OK"

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Because of its ubiquity, the landscape is littered with proposed etymologies of the term "OK." This nice explainer clarifies the murky origins of one of the most widely spoken words in the world. (more…)

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Inhuman Conditions - new social deception game for two players

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The creators of the fantastic game Secret Hitler are kickstarting a new 5-minute game for two players, called Inhuman Conditions. Inspired by Blade Runner, it's Voight-Kampff and the Turing Test as entertainment. One player takes on the role of an investigator and the other player is either a human or a robot who tries to convince the interrogator that they are a person. It looks like fun! I am backing it. http://kck.st/2NC5r9m

Robots must answer the Investigator's questions without arousing suspicion, but are hampered by some specific malfunction in their ability to converse. They must be clever, guiding the conversation in subtle ways without getting caught.

Humans may speak freely, but may find this freedom as much curse as gift. There are no right or wrong answers, only suspicious and innocuous ones, and one slip of the tongue could land Humans and Robots alike in the Bureau's Invasive Confirmation Unit. There, alongside Investigators who make improper determinations, they will await further testing ...

The design looks really cool, too:


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The first Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina teaser really leans into the "chilling" part

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Much as Riverdale has successfully deflected (and transcended) all the “sexy Archie” jokes the internet could throw at it, the first teaser for Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina—the new series from Archie Comics chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and his fellow Riverdale EPs—confirms that they…

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Supernatural Video Game Alan Wake Is Becoming a TV Show

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Alan Wake wanted to be a TV show almost as much as it wanted to be a creepy, ghost-laden horror game. Now, eight years after it first launched, it’s finally going to get what it wanted.

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Meet the Coens' newest outlaws in The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs' first trailer

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Joel and Ethan Coen lassoed up a Best Screenplay award at the Venice Film Festival this past weekend for The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, a Western built around Tim Blake Nelson’s namesake outlaw. The anthology was initially slated to unfold as a six-part series at Netflix, but the Coens eventually opted to stay in their…

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U.S. Border Policy on Pot Is About to Get Even Stupider

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As pot is legalized in Canada, U.S. drug laws have never looked so absurd. Todd Owen, an officer in the Office of Field Operations, told Politico how border security plans on dealing with this development, and it’s extremely stupid. It turns out that when our border patrol agents aren’t locking up children, they’ll be…

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