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29 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 May 2008 08:51AM

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Comment author: Recovering_irrationalist 23 May 2008 08:28:52PM 1 point [-]

Eliezer's scale's more logarithmic, Carl Shulman's academics' is more linear, but neither quite makes it's mind up which it is. Please take your origin point away from that poor mouse.

I wonder how much confusion and miscommunication comes from people being unaware they're comparing in different scales. I still remember being shocked when I realized 60 decibels was a thousand times louder than 30.