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RawPower and Eliezer Yudkowsky are the same person.:

 1 lord Gacek, Thu, 30th Sep '10 2:09:27 PM from Kansas of Europe
KVLFON
Raw Power is a sockpuppet of the other guy, meant to infiltrate TV Tropes as an Astro Turf campaign for his blog. For a reason that is so far unclear to me (possibly to evoke sympathy), he chose an identity of a closeted Atheist Arab.

edited 30th Sep '10 2:09:43 PM by lordGacek

"Atheism is the religion whose followers are easiest to troll"
Really? Raw Power is more irritating than anything else, and I'm pretty certain that Yudkowsky is smart enough to know that.

edited 30th Sep '10 2:49:36 PM by Hylarn

Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought
 3 snowbull, Thu, 30th Sep '10 2:43:04 PM from outer layers of The City
IJBM Refugee
Eliezer has better taste than I thought.
I can remember a long period of time when Raw Power wasn't obsessed with Yudkowsky, so no.

 5 lord Gacek, Thu, 30th Sep '10 2:46:42 PM from Kansas of Europe
KVLFON
That was the incubation period.
"Atheism is the religion whose followers are easiest to troll"
 6 Tzetze, Thu, 30th Sep '10 2:49:41 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
 7 lord Gacek, Thu, 30th Sep '10 2:52:58 PM from Kansas of Europe
KVLFON
Yeah - sort of, only the other way round.
"Atheism is the religion whose followers are easiest to troll"
 8 Ponicalica, Thu, 30th Sep '10 9:14:12 PM from facing Buttercup
Eliezer is much clearer a writer than Raw Power is.
 9 lord Gacek, Fri, 1st Oct '10 2:50:16 PM from Kansas of Europe
KVLFON
Of course, 'cause Raw Power is meant to be an enthusiastic fan type that serves to make people think like "okay, let's see what is this stuff that guy is making so much fuss about".
"Atheism is the religion whose followers are easiest to troll"
Raw Power has sometimes said slightly negative things about me. I'm not that modest.
 
^ I'll take that as confirmation that you are Raw Power.
 
 12 snowbull, Tue, 5th Oct '10 6:52:13 PM from outer layers of The City
IJBM Refugee
I'll take that as confirmation people know how to make sock puppets.
 13 Wicked 223, Tue, 5th Oct '10 6:54:29 PM from Death Star in the forest
Eliezer Yudkowsky rhost: 75.101.20.150

Raw Power rhost: 81.184.189.245

So, no.
You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
 14 Tzetze, Tue, 5th Oct '10 7:49:00 PM from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Ah, but Yudkowsky does AI programming! There is another solution here!
 15 snowbull, Tue, 5th Oct '10 8:35:41 PM from outer layers of The City
IJBM Refugee
I wouldn't put it past Eliezer to have Raw be his sockpuppet.
 16 Ponicalica, Wed, 6th Oct '10 4:02:40 AM from facing Buttercup
Of course, the question is if Raw Power is a friendly AI.
 17 snowbull, Wed, 6th Oct '10 6:00:31 AM from outer layers of The City
IJBM Refugee
He appears to be too enamoured with Gurren Lagann to do any serious damage.
 18 De Marquis, Wed, 6th Oct '10 12:32:16 PM from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
I always thought that Nornagest was Eliezer Yudkowski.
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
Jesus as in Revelations
What in the fuck of 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 without restraints. SANITY IS FOR THE WEAK-ahem, I mean, what's the fun otherwise?

edited 15th Oct '10 5:37:07 PM by RawPower

 20 snowbull, Fri, 15th Oct '10 8:14:19 PM from outer layers of The City
IJBM Refugee
That was...beautiful.

I must have your published writings.

edited 16th Oct '10 11:56:59 AM by snowbull

Jesus as in Revelations
^ I suspect you are being sarcastic. There's a pothole for ambiguous cases like this one, you know?
 22 snowbull, Sat, 16th Oct '10 11:56:06 AM from outer layers of The City
IJBM Refugee
That post had this really flowing feeling to it that feels very natural to read to me. I honestly liked it.

edited 16th Oct '10 11:56:17 AM by snowbull

Jesus as in Revelations
^smile
 24 De Marquis, Mon, 25th Oct '10 12:10:29 PM from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
It took you this long to find this thread? Don't you ever search on your own name?
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
Jesus as in Revelations
Never ever. It just doesn't occur to me that people may bother to talk about me unless I'm directly involved in a thread. I mean, what's the point of talking about a troper when you can ask them stuff (and insult and/or constructively criticize them if need be) directly?
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