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Comment author: ArisKatsaris 27 April 2011 01:30:10PM *  5 points [-]

Come now, it's probably a different Zvi Mowshowitz.

Comment author: Sniffnoy 28 April 2011 12:27:57AM *  2 points [-]

Since the Zvi who posts here is indeed the same Zvi Mowshowitz he speaks of, it is close to certain that the one who donated the money is as well.

Comment author: ata 28 April 2011 05:18:10AM *  6 points [-]

It is close to certain that ArisKatsaris was joking (imitating the format of an exchange where one person says something about, say, a political candidate named John Smith, and the other person says "Oh, John Smith, isn't that the guy who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry a few years ago?" and the first person says "I dunno, probably a different John Smith", while subverting it by (seemingly very confidently) applying it to a comparatively very uncommon name).

Comment author: Sniffnoy 28 April 2011 05:38:33AM *  2 points [-]

...wow, I entirely failed to pick up on that. >.<

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 April 2011 04:22:54AM 6 points [-]

Zvi is one of the leaders of the New York Less Wrong community, actually. Munchkinism generalizes.

I played Magic against Zvi using one of his own decks, and the deck won - I was there, but I wasn't involved.

Comment author: ArisKatsaris 28 April 2011 08:30:20AM 1 point [-]

I was just joking, as ata explained. Sorry for the confusion. :-)