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53 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 September 2007 11:00PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 14 September 2011 05:53:52AM 1 point [-]

Reading your essay I wondered whether it would have been more effective if you had chosen bigger numbers than 2, 2, and 3. e.g. "How to convince me that 67+41 = 112."

Comment author: ec429 14 September 2011 06:05:19AM 7 points [-]

That would have been a damn nuisance, because throughout the rest of this comment thread we'd have been writing unhelpfully long strings of Ss. ;)

Comment author: [deleted] 14 September 2011 06:13:55AM 1 point [-]

I was proud of this comment and I comfort myself with your explanation for why it got the response it did.