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taryneast comments on Archimedes's Chronophone - Less Wrong

20 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 March 2007 05:43PM

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Comment author: taryneast 31 May 2011 08:28:12AM *  1 point [-]

A possible problem would that there would be no analogous situation.

Get out of Austria before the Nazis show up.

Comment author: johnlawrenceaspden 08 October 2012 05:16:50PM 1 point [-]

But that's hindsight, so it would come out as advice about Archimedes' past.

Comment author: taryneast 04 November 2012 11:58:17PM 1 point [-]

It's the use of a past example to advise on future actions.