@Elmkast I'm glad you enjoyed it :) Ishiguro is really good at that unreliable-narrator style of writing, though I haven't any other recommendations at the moment.
Oh wait I do: Never Let Me Go, same author. I am still hoping to read more scifi like that. Less exposition, almost no technical explanations, all narrative. Most scifi authors obsess over alternative economies or engineering possibilities, but Ishiguro focuses exclusively on the lived experience of the resulting societies.
Alb is a programming language created entirely in arabic, built to "[highlight] cultural biases of computer science and [challenge] the assumptions we make about programming."
My wife has a whole bunch of subscriptions agree wasn't aware she's been paying for, for years. I'm trying to get her into a password manager and budget tracking but she's resistant :/
@nindokag In behavioural psych it's so we'll known it's almost a meme that the harder you challenge/threaten someone's identity, the harder they will fight to protect it, to the extent of denying inconvenient evidence. You can already see this at the playground in the form of kids plugging their fingers in their ears and going lalala.
@nindokag Pixelation is an aesthetic in its own right, as are "blocky 3D" polygons.
In general I think less-is-more is an aesthetic style that gets picked up by people who get too overwhelmed by the race toward graphic realism.
See also: colour-quantised pop-art portraits
@nindokag That said I'd be keen to try Impossible least once just to see what it tastes like. But I'd rather see more research go into tastier veggie dishes.
Figuring out how to make a meat replacement that's indistinguishable from the real thing is, to me, kinda like making AI pass the Turing Test. As a goal in itself, it's not very interesting, thought it can tell you much about people.
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@nindokag I've tried Beyond, but not Impossible. It had a foully chemical-ish flavour, kind of like Taiwanese sausage, and I'm not keen to try that again.
I'm an omnivore myself, though I go vegetarian with my wife when her health calls for it. I'd rather have a tasty veggie dish than impossibly tasty mock meat.
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