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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/11/2020

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/11/2020

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. More politics shortly. Got wrapped around the axle with the WHO announcement (see Health). –lambert UPDATE All done! Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune…

Music Festivals, Tours & Events Affected by the Coronavirus

Music Festivals, Tours & Events Affected by the Coronavirus

The music industry already took a big hit from the initial spread of the coronavirus, and with the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declaring the COVID-19 a pandemic, even more artists and organizers were pushed to either cancel or postpone tours, festivals and events. The increasing list of scrapped engagements include the likes of Coachella…

I still love The Dig despite just about everything

I still love The Dig despite just about everything

I love The Dig. While I definitely played it in 1995, I’ve almost no memories of that. But the last time I played it in 2011, I rediscovered a LucasArts adventure that felt like something truly special, something unique in their oeuvre, and something that hit the sweet spot of the science fiction I most…

Azer Bestavros’ Computing Journey from Egypt to BU

Azer Bestavros’ Computing Journey from Egypt to BU

By Boston University March 5, 2020 Comments Azer Bestavros, associate provost, at the site of Boston University’s new Center for Computing and Data Sciences, which is expected to open in 2022. Credit: Jackie Ricciardi In December 1977, when Azer Bestavros was a 16-year-old junior in a Lasallian French school in Alexandria, Egypt, he asked for…