Commented on A brief, bitter quiz
As if trying to understand the enemy was some kind of weakness: To a lot of Americans, it is. I used to read sci.military.naval, which was good for getting some ideas of US political opinions until it got too wearing....
Commented on Catching a Blighty
"commemoration that, like the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, says something about who we are as a people" Which decodes as "A people that sees the past as glorious, and wants to get back to it, via the Conservative and Unionist Party"....
Commented on Roko's Basilisk wants YOU
I recognise that RationalWiki may not be describing the LessWrong memeplex in the same terms as LessWrong would, but this statement reduced me to helpless giggling: "These include the idea that eventually an artificial intelligence will be developed with immeasurable...
Commented on The ticking clock, stopped
Yes, I'd take it. Because I feel my brain aging, and after the drug had taken effect, I'd be better able to make a decision about what to do next. Since I'm in the fortunate position of having a job...
Commented on Status update
Testing, tasting... it works!...