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44 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 26 September 2008 09:18AM

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Comment author: JackEmpty 08 August 2011 12:40:48PM 1 point [-]

"Know" in the sense EY used it != have read, watched interviews, etc.

I took it to mean more personal interaction (even if through comments online).

Comment author: lessdazed 08 August 2011 01:22:18PM 2 points [-]

Especially since "know of" exists as a common phrase to cover the meaning "have read, watched interviews, etc."

Comment author: diegocaleiro 09 August 2011 03:45:19AM 16 points [-]

I have had classes with them, asked questions. and met them personally. I should have anticipated disbelief. And yes, I didn't notice that I categorized Marcello as non-math, sorry Marcello!

Comment author: JackEmpty 09 August 2011 12:21:13PM 11 points [-]

Oh. Cool! Less disbelief, more illusion of transparency.

If a randomly selected person says, "I know X (academically) famous people." I myself usually assume through impersonal means.

Update'd. Carry on :D