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A Terrifying Halloween Costume

9 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 01 November 2007 02:54AM

After the jump, you can see me dressed up as something so horrifyingly dreadful that it surpasses the comprehension of a mortal human mind.

Dust specks

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 01 November 2007 04:17:29AM 9 points [-]

In response to email from at least one person who didn't get it:

No, that is not a real Halloween costume. It is a joke. It is supposed to suck. Thank you.

Comment author: Ryan_McCall 01 November 2007 04:20:57AM 14 points [-]

aaaH! so scary it hurts my *eyes*!

Comment author: Tiiba2 01 November 2007 05:20:37AM 0 points [-]

I can see one speck, but it looks like it really hurts.

Comment author: anon7 01 November 2007 05:34:15AM 6 points [-]

Assuming that in addition to the existence of a Yudkowsky Demon able to direct one speck of dust into a Yudkowsky number (3^^^3) of future eyeballs, there is also a Yudkowsky Angel, able to deflect one speck of dust from each of a Yudkowsky number of future eyeballs.

If we find the prospect of a Yudkowsky Demon so intimidating that we are willing to pay the price of torturing a man for 50 years, or even 50^50 men for 50 years each, to avoid the dust, shouldn't we by the same token choose the deflections of the Angel in lieu of the curing of cancer on this planet tomorrow?

Comment author: Richard_Pointer 01 November 2007 06:38:45AM 1 point [-]

I love this blog.

Comment author: Dave2 01 November 2007 10:41:07AM 0 points [-]

hahahaha, rofl, that one's going to come back to haunt you!

Comment author: Koen 01 November 2007 03:01:30PM 1 point [-]

I think Dave is right, a sign like this is just to easy to photoshop...

Comment author: Mark3 01 November 2007 06:02:43PM 0 points [-]

Graham's Number, please, not Yudkowsky's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham%27s_number

Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 01 November 2007 07:02:24PM 3 points [-]

Stigler's Law is in effect, I see.

Comment author: Nick_Tarleton 01 November 2007 07:17:18PM 1 point [-]

Not really. Graham's Number is unimaginably greater than Yudkowsky's.