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Comment author: Rick_Smith 27 December 2007 01:44:26PM 0 points [-]

I've always felt that constraining yourself to poetry that rhymes restricts both what you can say and the artfulness with which you can say it.

Comment author: Rick_Smith 24 December 2007 01:54:02PM 1 point [-]

Caledonian, shouldn't you check up on who currently owns the word 'reasoning' before stating that?

I guess there must be some sort of register somewhere...

Comment author: Rick_Smith 27 November 2007 12:12:35AM 2 points [-]

I hate to be a pedant (no really!), but most humans have eight fingers and two thumbs.

Comment author: Rick_Smith 30 October 2007 10:49:23AM 3 points [-]

Hmm, tricky one.

Do I get to pick the person who has to be tortured?

Comment author: Rick_Smith 17 October 2007 10:07:46AM 4 points [-]

AI's need Emergence too. Make sure to add some of that to the soup ;^)

In response to Cached Thoughts
Comment author: Rick_Smith 12 October 2007 07:25:12AM 6 points [-]

Surely if only the greatest thinkers thought it, everyone else who holds it to be true has it cached?

Comment author: Rick_Smith 04 October 2007 05:11:39PM 3 points [-]

In the case of Divorce, the reasons cannot always be taken as evidence for the marriage having been a mistake to begin with.

Things happen and people change.

In response to Why I'm Blooking
Comment author: Rick_Smith 16 September 2007 08:59:46AM 0 points [-]

If you had the time, National Novel Writing Month might be a useful exercise for you!

Comment author: Rick_Smith 13 September 2007 10:33:36AM 0 points [-]

Another great post.

In response to Say Not "Complexity"
Comment author: Rick_Smith 29 August 2007 08:25:58AM 1 point [-]

Aren't we understating the role of labels in brevity here?

Where the labelled thing is understood well enough by the labeller and listener or of trivial importance to the problem domain, don't labels contribute to cognitive economy?

I'd have said when you need to get things done, fear of wasting time is desirable rather than deadly.

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