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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-01-06 00:05 [#02566596]
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Tony Danza from a Steven Pinker TED Talk

when i was about five my dad had some postdoc thing at MIT
in an ugly building just behind the media lab. he mostly
worked at a corporate job because he had kids now, but he
liked hanging around MIT, so hung on to the position for one
day a week and sometimes weekends.

i also liked hanging around MIT. at five, computers were
already everything to me, and the place was full of 'em. a
giant VAX mainframe my dad administered... and a mac plus or
something, the first time i'd ever touched one.

i'd played video games before, but the mac plus or something
had next-level shit: a game called crystal quest. it was so
fast, so responsive, and the graphics were so clean. i loved
the game so much. the only thing that could tear me away
from it was when dad brought in a crate of stuff for me to
disassemble with a screwdriver

anyways, the top score for the lab's mac plus was registered
to one Steven Pinker. it was an amazing score. god-like.
literally an order of magnitude above the rest. the
timestamp indicated it had happened on some late saturday
night. i was in awe. i wanted to know more

"who's steven pinker?" i asked my dad. i showed him the
high-score list. dad got a deep case of the giggles.
finally, he said: "that wasn't actually steven pinker. he
wouldn't play that."

"why?" i asked.

"oh," dad said, "he's too stiff."


 

offline big from lsg on 2019-01-06 00:22 [#02566597]
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sweet. cool video, too


 

offline Tony Danza from Bright Moon on 2019-01-06 13:18 [#02566625]
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Haha! very good story, and may I add: "Peven Stinker"


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-01-06 23:45 [#02566644]
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vladimir poopin


 


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