What in the fuck
^ Me Too.
EDIT: Everyone, prepare for a verbose reply.
@Yudkowsky. Sorry dude, hope I didn't offend you. But you've got so much Lickspittle
in your Lesswrong it gets irritating at times. I know two biases don't make a right, but if it consoles you all the bad stuff I mentioned about you are secondary stuff that, IMHO, don't dectract from your awesome one bit.
One thing that amuses me a lot is that while people utterly refuse to read Methods Of Rationality
because they don't even know what Fanfiction is and don't want to wander into unknown territory, they will
read and appreciate your lesswrong posts once they get around to reading them. However, for some reason, they still call you a nerd
. I don't know how one can tell that from your rationality posts, to me you just came off as a very fluent yet arrogant (yes, I Know You Know I Know
, Not That There's Anything Wrong with That
, but your ego is an aspect that really sticks out in everything you do) scientist.
And here I am done with the man I am supposed to be a sockpuppet to. If I promote his works
it's because I am a big fan of his works
. The fact that, as I delve deeper into Lesswrong, I find that we have remarkably close mentalities and ideals endears the man to me, but not overly so (envy
might have a role in this, since I suck at grad level
... but then again I envy all Telecomunications and Informatic Engineering grad students in my university, as well as those who study theoretical maths or physics... so it's not exceptional either... his obsessing about his "mental horsepower" exacerbates it).
Okay, now I'm done with him. To tangential but equally interesting subjetcs.
What makes a man qualify as "nerdy", really? Using pop-cultural references? Having Transhumanist hopes in immortality? (Then again, before Desetropa and Nornagest took the time to explain the stuff to me I used to be freaked out by the idea a lot).
By the way, did you people see that The Big Band Theory
episode where Sheldon goes "Transhumanist
" on everyone? What sort of insuling Hollywood Style
presentation of the concept is this? It's been some time since I've stopped watching that show: while they come up with some awesome stuff, they are so denigrating and prejudiced, and the show is so riddled with Comedic Sociopathy
(why would anyone put up with a man like Sheldon?) I have lost patience with it.
And what do you mean, I'm a less clear writer? I'm perfectly clear, articulate, and grammatically correct. I just tend to make very long fluid fast-paced sentences with lots of subordinates, to use a lot of pop-culture references, and to pop out teh CAPSLOCK every once in a while: the former are habits derived from how people write in French and Spanish (and I'm told German is the same) and the latter is just because, here, as opposed to Real Life
, I feel free to express my youthful Hot Blood
SANITY IS FOR THE WEAK
-ahem, I mean, what's the fun otherwise?
edited 15th Oct '10 5:37:07 PM by RawPower