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Comment author: 05 September 2012 05:32:24PM *  5 points [-]

Challenge: Steel man Time Cube.

Time Cube: the control group for steelmanning.

And I became curious. What could LW come up with?

Comment author: 06 September 2012 01:45:39AM 7 points [-]

According to Wikipedia:

"Before Time Cube, Otis E. Ray advocated the sport of marbles. He authored a book titled Mr. Marbles – Marbles for Everyone,and got the city council of St. Petersburg, Florida to proclaim a "Marbles Week" in the 1970s. In 1987, this became a controversial attempt to establish a million dollar marble tournament inside a huge round structure and establish a philosophical "Order of the Sphere."

By rejecting many small spheres in favor of one large cube, Gene Ray has dedicated his life to demonstrating that reversed stupidity is not intelligence.

Comment author: 09 September 2012 07:11:38AM *  4 points [-]

It seems Yvian has accepted the challenge and made a steel man attempt.

Comment author: 11 September 2012 06:21:09PM *  0 points [-]

In an awesome way, too, and exactly how I'd do it if I could write better and had more patience. Also, looks like Yvain is turning into the second Moldbuggian Progressive after yours truly!

Comment author: 09 September 2012 04:10:26AM 1 point [-]

Consider the great circle passing through your current location and the Earth's poles, together with the great circle perpendicular to it at the poles. These form 4 lines of longitude, each one of which is experiencing a different day simultaneously (for instance, when it is midnight on your line of longitude, it is 6am, noon, and 6pm on the others). Of course, you might wonder why I would single out these 4 lines of longitude instead of just the one at your current location, giving the traditional 1 day per 24 hours, or all of them, giving infinity days per 24 hours. Of course, it would be ridiculous to say that there is a different day going on in one location and another some infinitesimal distance away from it, so the latter is a non-starter. And the standard 1-day answer ignores the fact that different longitudes do not experience the same day. Counting 4 days occurring at the same time makes sense because then the days are separated by 90-degree rotations of the Earth, and correspond to quadrants of a circle. 90 degrees is the most fundamental angle in geometry, and should be considered the primary unit of rotation, as explained in this video (relevant discussion starting at 4:28).

Comment author: 06 September 2012 12:02:20PM 1 point [-]

Challenge: Steel man TimeCube.

There is more than one time zone. When you search information about time, Bible is an unreliable source. Also, teachers should not use Bible in classrooms.

Comment author: 05 September 2012 05:59:13PM 0 points [-]

Is time cube pro gay and transgender rights? 4 Orientations (Man who likes ladies, man who likes men, Lady who likes ladies, Lady who likes men) and 4 semi-concrete genders (Cismen, Cisladies, FTM and MTF).

Comment author: 11 September 2012 06:25:28PM 1 point [-]

Politically, it's a sort of reactionary multiculturalism; all four "sides" should be kept separate and distinct in all aspects, racial segregation, etc.

Comment author: 10 September 2012 09:53:39PM -1 points [-]

Its actually a stealth argument in favour of increased mental health provision, fallen prey to Poe's law.