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  • Commented on Trotskyite singularitarians for Monarchism! A political speculation.
    " places like Slashdot has had progressively worse commenting to their stories" The quality of Slashdot comments has gone through the floor because basically nobody reads it any more. Only old people like us remember it as a power. A...
  • Commented on Trotskyite singularitarians for Monarchism! A political speculation.
    'Cos, y'know, what the world really needed was an ideology that says white male geeks are the natural rulers of the world. Moldbug's Urbit project is well worth looking at if you're a geek. It's literally an attempt to construct...
  • Commented on CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?"
    Geeks are very prone to helpiness, aka geeksplaining. "I need to do A, B and C. I have D, E and F." "Oh, you totally don't want to use F, you must be an idiot to use that. I use...
  • Commented on CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?"
    The word I see used for "hlepful" is "helpy". e.g. "That's not helpful, it's just helpy."...
  • Commented on CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?"
    h4nd: RTF is not in fact entirely compatible between implementations. The way it works is: * Microsoft defines a spec * Other people follow this spec * Microsoft doesn't follow this spec, adding lots of ad-hoc whatever * Other people...
  • Commented on CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?"
    LibreOffice vs Apache OpenOffice: I just spent the last year polishing up the OpenOffice.org article on Wikipedia. I have read all the coverage on OOo/AOO/LO I can find from the past thirteen years, in several languages. I have followed the...
  • Commented on CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?"
    Speaking as a huge fan of LibreOffice ... I fear you made the right decision in the economic crunch. However, I hope you will report any and every tracking bug you do find, with the culprit document ;-) They do...
  • Commented on Roko's Basilisk wants YOU
    Now now, be fair. LessWrong does not believe in or advocate Roko's Basilisk. ... just all the pieces that make it up....
  • Commented on Roko's Basilisk wants YOU
    Y'know, it was not so long ago that people got a mouth of grown teeth pulled so they could get shiny non-decaying false teeth instead. You're failing to predict the past there....
  • Commented on Roko's Basilisk wants YOU
    I'm a long-term RationalWiki contributor, and I have been on LessWrong a couple of years. And am still tolerated despite failing to drink the Kool-Aid. I started the linked RW article after getting an email from a LW reader distressed...
  • Commented on Things that keep me awake at night #1: The end of telephony
    Help Desk saw this coming four years ago....
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