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40 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 24 August 2011 07:16AM

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Comment author: wedrifid 30 August 2011 02:52:49AM *  7 points [-]

In the interest of full disclosure, I read the majority of this exchange in unordered chunks from the Recent Comments and mostly-backwards by going up context levels and trying to figure it out.

I can see why reading in that order/style would leave you just shooting Silas. :)

Here's a question though... who would you have tazed first?

Chronologically Luke. He was insane way back when the claims were first made/not defended and Silas hadn't gone insane yet. If I were to enter the room now after observing from outside I would shoot Silas first, pointedly shoot Luke as well and give everyone else in the room a stern look. Then I'd confiscate your tazer and turn in my confessors hood myself. Because I don't want that kind of responsibility.

I'd keep the tazers. Because I have yet to meet anyone who I would trust to confessor at me, even though there are those whose advice I value. I would always take care to position myself with my back to the wall such that I could see the movements of any confessors and rely on my reflexes and laser tag prowess to protect me from any nosy interventionists. If necessary I'd take them all out in a massive confessor tazing spree.

Comment author: JackEmpty 30 August 2011 02:57:59AM 0 points [-]

Can I take back what I said about being cool with you tazing me?

I think I'm just going to go read this thing in order and ignore any responses to my comments for a bit...

Comment author: wedrifid 30 August 2011 03:02:08AM 2 points [-]

I think I'm just going to go read this thing in order and ignore any responses to my comments for a bit...

That sounds like an inefficient use of your time (also note that the conversation spans several posts).

This isn't even an interesting thread relative to other flame wars we've had!

Comment author: JackEmpty 30 August 2011 03:13:27AM 2 points [-]

Yes, but I've got the complicated issue of taking your interjection entirely truthfully. I don't strongly believe you have any motivation to lie to me, but I may want to go through a few just to verify.

In any case, I'm not going to do it now, just when I have some spare time and am not browsing other comments.

This isn't even an interesting thread relative to other flame wars we've had!

I only really started posting comments in March of this year. Reading the comments at all about a month or so before then, and have been reading LW itself for a little over a year. I may still be a little green for any of the more interesting flame wars.

And yet crap, I'm already doing what I said I wouldn't. Shucks.