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Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?

Most people guess the next big advancement in technology will be intelligent robots and computers – but who’s to say the self-aware machines aren’t us?

Fans of Phillip K Dick are no strangers to his tales of alternate worlds and worlds within worlds. It’s also not new information that in 1977, Dick expressed his beliefs that we are, in fact, living in a computer simulation. A concept also explored in the film The Matrix some 20 years later. At the time Dick's idea was radical, even crazy. Judging by the reaction of his ...

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SXSW Recap: Vibes (Day 2) (@Vibes2015)

On Friday, the crowd was a bit smaller, due in part to the rain and due in part to the fire marshall lowering the capacity from 800 to 360 because Thursday was far too lit for law-abiding citizens.

Alexander Spit had an early afternoon set in the rain. Sunglasses and a rainbow shirt, he focused on rapping rather than being behind the boards...

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SXSW Recap: Vibes (Day 1) (@Vibes2015)

Thursday marked the first day of the two-day Vibes showcase, led by LNDRNRS and MishkaNYC. Featuring two stages both days (the Mishka Stage and the Trillectro Stage), artists from all over the country came and went in a six-hour flurry (a blurred hurry).

The first day started early with sets by Deniro Farrar, Remy Banks, and Rome...

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Main Attrakionz and Friendzone at SXSW: Hearing 808s and Dark Grapes III Live

(Taken from the Friendzone's Facebook)

I paid a visit to Austin's Blackheart bar, where I planned to see Main Attrakionz for the first time in my life. Having been enjoying their music since 2011, they're the reason I started reading the Bloglin and eventually managing the Bloglin. I've actually interviewed both members of Main Attrakionz individually as well as having interviewed Friendzone. Needless to say, it was one of the more anticipated acts of the...

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Lunchables Battle: Turkey and Mozzarella vs. Ham and American

The most passionately debated topic during the summer of 1996 involved curiously preserved meats and cheeses. Friendships were gained and lost based on allegiances to the two differing Lunchables at the time: 

Ham and American. Turkey and Mozzarella.

The differences between the two were minimal; both containing slippery cylinders that resembled meat, perspiring cheese, salt with cracker crumbs, an unsatisfying fun-sized candy bar, and an impossible...

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