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74 Post author: palladias 18 February 2013 05:05PM

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Comment author: Oligopsony 18 February 2013 11:50:48PM 13 points [-]

I seem to be simultaneously freakishly good and bad at this game - I have, on multiple occasions and for multiple mappings of "green" and "blue," been accused of being a green pretending to be a blue (I am in fact blue,) and somehow I regularly find myself discussing the finer shades of green with greens who assume I am green. (It is hard for me to think of things that are funner than this.)

On Will Newsome's IRC channel someone mentioned the idea that you could totally automate the ITT into a mass-league game with elo ratings and everything (assuming there was some way to verify true beliefs at the beginning.) Make it happen, somebody.

Comment author: Will_Newsome 19 February 2013 12:58:46AM 2 points [-]

The somebody could only be a few programmers hired/recruited by CFAR working with direction from Leah. Basically Leah would have to get some people Anna respects to agree the idea is good and then talk to Anna about it. But presumably Anna and CFAR generally are really busy, so, it probably won't go anywhere in any case.

Comment author: Pavitra 21 February 2013 10:54:07AM 4 points [-]

Not really relevant here, but I only just now got the pun in CFAR's acronym.

Comment author: SolveIt 06 June 2015 07:36:35PM 1 point [-]

I'm from the future. Thanks for telling me this. I hadn't realized this despite seeing the name for years.