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12 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 06 January 2009 10:23PM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 07 January 2009 09:17:37PM 3 points [-]


(1) Logical fallacy of generalization from fictional evidence.

(2) Having read the plot of that episode, I have to say that the 'reality' there is pretty unambiguous from Buffy's epistemic standpoint. She did the wrong thing.

(3) "TECH SUPPORT! TECH SUPPORT!" (Or as in the three-times-better foreign-language version, Abre Los Ojos, "I want to wake up! I want to wake up!")

Comment author: Kenny 06 August 2013 06:57:38PM 0 points [-]

I agree with everything except that Abre Los Ojos is better than Vanilla Sky. In the former, the acting seemed so wooden, particularly of the male lead and the actor playing his best friend, and the production was too cheap for me to readily suspend disbelief. [I saw Vanilla Sky first.]