Some more very exciting news occurred while I was away on vacation up north temporarily enjoying being off the grid. Recently, Nick Bostrom's Simulation Argument was discussed in a New York Times article by John Tierney. My historical simulations paper was mentioned in the NYT article and in Tierney's accompanying NYT blog here and also here. Tierney's view is that the chance of our being in a simulation is about 50/50 which is more sanguine than Bostrom's estimation of 20%. Also, there was an item on MSNBC.