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Comment author: gwern 28 August 2016 08:02:10PM 4 points [-]
Comment author: linkhyrule5 28 August 2016 08:17:11PM 1 point [-]

There we go. No wonder I couldn't find it, it wasn't on LessWrong, and also a lot older than three years. Thanks!

Comment author: linkhyrule5 28 August 2016 06:06:02PM 1 point [-]

So there's a post that was written, geez, about three years back, about the estimated risk of a catastrophe from an anthropic perspective. I forget most of the logic (or I'd've found it myself), but one of the conclusions was that from the perspective of an observer who requires a "miracle" to exist, miracles seem to occur at approximately evenly spaced intervals. Does anyone remember which post I'm talking about?

Comment author: Velorien 22 March 2015 12:13:33PM 0 points [-]

I don't think that's realistic. Harry's acknowledged that he needs to mature into a worthwhile adult in order to be able to save the world, and he's not going to gain the experiences he needs to do that (or indeed maintain a reasonable standard of mental health) by becoming a full-on hikikomori.

Comment author: linkhyrule5 23 March 2015 07:20:54AM 0 points [-]

As dxu notes, Hermione is likely to use it more than he is. And if Harry does go out, he'll do it with Hermione, and can borrow her Cloak.

It's not "Harry will never use the Cloak again", it's "it's Hermione's now because she'll get the most use out of it."

Comment author: Velorien 17 March 2015 02:30:35PM 4 points [-]

There are better ways to keep yourself safe than invisibility,

Not many, especially for someone too young to have the raw magic for most powerful spells. When it comes to protection, having no one know you're there is the next best thing to not being there.

Additionally, Harry's first instinct when he realised how much personal danger he was in was to wear the Cloak 24/7. It seems odd that this instinct is 100% absent now that his survival also represents the survival of the entire world.

Comment author: linkhyrule5 22 March 2015 08:10:08AM 1 point [-]

On the contrary.

The best way to keep yourself safe, now that Hogwarts no longer has literally Lord Voldemort in it, is to sit in the tallest tower of Hogwarts and never leave. Anyone that manages to get past the wards is not going to be stopped by the Cloak, Hallow or not.

Comment author: Velorien 17 March 2015 02:00:03PM 3 points [-]

"I am now too valuable to the world to ever risk my life adventuring again. Here, Girl With Three Different Immortality Powers, take my invisibility cloak - you need it more than I do."

Am I the only one who finds this act odd?

Comment author: linkhyrule5 17 March 2015 02:11:46PM 5 points [-]

Nah. There are better ways to keep yourself safe than invisibility, whereas Hermione will be running around adventuring. Sure, it's very hard to kill her, but if she needs to, say, rescue a hostage or something, that won't necessarily be relevant.

Comment author: shminux 15 March 2015 12:49:30AM 2 points [-]

Not sure what definition of ambition you are using but

a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.

seems to fit pretty well.

Comment author: linkhyrule5 15 March 2015 06:01:04AM 1 point [-]

Yes - but achieve what?

He just... wants immortality. And then... that's it. No real idea of what he wants to do with it.

Comment author: higurashimerlin 12 March 2015 01:22:28AM 3 points [-]

Wait a moment. I just realize that Voldemort has been made into a gem meant to contain his soul. He has been made into soul gem. Goddamn it Eliezer.

Comment author: linkhyrule5 12 March 2015 03:16:17AM 2 points [-]

... You know, if I had had to predict which character would end up as a magical girl, Voldemort would've been at the bottom of my list...

Comment author: Transfuturist 07 March 2015 10:53:49PM 0 points [-]

That would require physical availability.

Comment author: linkhyrule5 08 March 2015 11:38:17PM 0 points [-]

He could have spent that hour sending a Patronus to Lucius, though.

Didn't think of it, though.

Comment author: Duncan 04 March 2015 09:10:36PM 5 points [-]

Lucius is both dead and warm. I think he's dead dead unless Eliezer has someone like Harry does something in a very narrow time window. Dumbledore is a much easier problem to solve (story wise) and can be solved at the same time as the Atlantis story thread if that is what the author plans.

Comment author: linkhyrule5 05 March 2015 03:16:14AM 0 points [-]

All he really has to do is convince Lucius to be a rock for about five minutes while he would have been summoned. Heal anything with transfigurative healing + the Stone.

Comment author: gattsuru 03 March 2015 07:00:09PM 2 points [-]

Interesting. I wonder ifHarry just killed Sirius. I suppose that's not exactly the most important thing from a shut-up-and-multiply perspective, but it might also explain an additional reason why Harry avoids looking (and finding information about) something he may change later with the use of a time turner.

Also, no reference to a certain pack of cards yet.

Comment author: linkhyrule5 03 March 2015 07:04:40PM 1 point [-]

Pack of cards?

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