The only way to keep players from doing something stupid is to Just Keep Talking.
Sadly, there is no way to keep the DM from doing something stupid, although offing one of his favorite NPCs might shut him up for a couple of minutes.
This is Why We Can’t Have Short Criticism
Here's how this site grew from short essays to novel-length quasi-analytical retrospectives.
What Does a Robot Want?
No, self-aware robots aren't going to turn on us, Skynet-style. Not unless we designed them to.
The Best of 2013
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2013.
Quakecon 2011 Keynote Annotated
An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.
Video Compression Gone Wrong
How does image compression work, and why does it create those ugly spots all over some videos and not others?