A two-subject interview featuring Dragon Quest impresario Yuji Horii and Nintendo mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto (Mario, Zelda, basically every big Nintendo game ever), literally every A in this Q-and-A is a jaw-dropper. From the real reason 16-bit sci-fi racer F-ZERO features maglev rocket cars to the now-69-year-old Miyamoto making an old-guys-can’t-play-video-games crack about then-43-year-old Shigesato Itoi, they’re all bangers.
As the daddy-guy of a big, beautiful, neurodiverse family, I suggest people spend Autism Awareness Month listening to people with autism (i.e., #ActuallyAutistic people
) when they speak about their lives, the challenges they face, and how neurotypical people can best support and empower them.
“Consider the possibility that when an Actually Autistic person tells you that ABA is harmful
or the puzzle piece
has its roots in eugenics, they’re not trying to “attack
” you. They’re trying to prevent your child and other Autistic children from going through what they have.”
This is a deep-dive investigation. It’s a profile of a dead man. It’s a highly technical chronicling of the development of an obscure but important piece of software. It’s a primer on the practice and tradition of the Jewish faith.
It’s fascinating and frustrating, celebratory and melancholy, with a brilliant and haunting kicker. Just outstanding journalism from S.I. Rosenbaum
I was more-or-less entirely opposed to legalized sports betting before I got recruited onto Team OddsShark
: a coterie of national NFL writers staked by OddsShark.com into the Westgate Supercontest (a.k.a., the Super Bowl of NFL handicapping).
But I was already aware of point spreads’ use as predictive analytical tools, and predictive analytical tools’ usefulness vis-a-vis point spreads. By seeing the intersection of analytics and wagering up close, my attitudes towards well-informed wagering began to change (and hey, finishing in the money in 2017
But Luszczyszyn is as well-informed a sports bettor as there is, with a predictive model “proven to be profitable over a very large sample. Even so, the hard reality of betting all the time is that you will go through stretches where you’re losing most of the time: