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Comment author: Dagon 08 February 2016 03:10:14PM 11 points [-]

Do keep in mind that if a friend actually follows through, you've significantly raised the stakes of saying "no" later.

Comment author: Morendil 10 February 2016 08:57:33AM 2 points [-]

Absolutely - so don't be insincere in the setup. If you think "no way", say "no way".

Comment author: Morendil 10 February 2016 08:52:20AM 2 points [-]

Yup. I learned the business version of this early in my consulting career. One of my consultant buddies, David Schmaltz, calls it a "Dedication Test". It's a small habit with huge positive effects.

Comment author: Morendil 30 December 2015 10:08:52PM 8 points [-]

Donated $300. Happy New Year!

Comment author: entirelyuseless 02 December 2015 05:08:38PM 3 points [-]

Scott Aaronson says here that the zombie argument that science cannot explain consciousness is completely convincing to him. Do you find Aaronson especially lacking in rationality?

Comment author: Morendil 02 December 2015 07:25:56PM *  0 points [-]

Where in that (long) post does he say that?

Comment author: Morendil 13 November 2015 07:02:07AM 3 points [-]

Form and content are not that easily separated. For instance, I like #15 (a bit), because the typography fits the message.

Instead, I'd suggest you focus on design that reinforces, ideally in a humorous way, the message of the slogan.

I feel strongly that "Please Provide an Example" ought to have the word "example" consist of hairy green ball things, in homage to Fenyman's famous explanation of how he would debug math or physics claim by turning abstract concepts into imagined examples.

"I notice I am confused" could play on a classic "magnifier" icon in the word "notice", and jumble up the letters of "cnfosued", or mess up their typography.

Comment author: Morendil 13 November 2015 08:44:25PM 0 points [-]

Would appreciate an explanation from whoever downvoted the parent.

Comment author: Morendil 13 November 2015 07:07:29AM *  2 points [-]

You might also want to hire (or otherwise team up with) people who publish designs on sites like RedBubble or Threadless.

Comment author: Morendil 13 November 2015 07:02:07AM 3 points [-]

Form and content are not that easily separated. For instance, I like #15 (a bit), because the typography fits the message.

Instead, I'd suggest you focus on design that reinforces, ideally in a humorous way, the message of the slogan.

I feel strongly that "Please Provide an Example" ought to have the word "example" consist of hairy green ball things, in homage to Fenyman's famous explanation of how he would debug math or physics claim by turning abstract concepts into imagined examples.

"I notice I am confused" could play on a classic "magnifier" icon in the word "notice", and jumble up the letters of "cnfosued", or mess up their typography.

Comment author: Lumifer 09 November 2015 09:04:32PM 2 points [-]

I don't think that rings are good for blood flow in the finger.

Most women I know wear at least one ring, often more. Their fingers haven't fallen off and don't look to be blood-starved. Most married men wear a ring. Their fingers look fine, too.

Comment author: Morendil 09 November 2015 11:10:26PM 0 points [-]

Whatever happened to looking for evidence?

Comment author: Gleb_Tsipursky 05 November 2015 05:31:33PM -1 points [-]

Strange, I clicked on it, and it went to the actual page for me. Regardless, I edited it and re-added the link. Here's another link to the same place, please try it and see if it goes to the right place for you.

Comment author: Morendil 08 November 2015 12:50:55PM 0 points [-]

What I suspect is happening, based on (just now) clicking the same link twice in a row and going once to a 404, then the next time to the intended page: one of the Web servers in the site's load balancing rotation is misconfigured, and systematically throwing errors.

You might want to ask them to look into it.

Comment author: Gleb_Tsipursky 05 November 2015 05:31:33PM -1 points [-]

Strange, I clicked on it, and it went to the actual page for me. Regardless, I edited it and re-added the link. Here's another link to the same place, please try it and see if it goes to the right place for you.

Comment author: Morendil 05 November 2015 07:31:21PM 0 points [-]

Yep, works now.

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