My new voting policy is to downvote every single comment that makes baseless inferences from raw karma, starting with this one. It's much less informative than you seem to think it is. At minimum, in general, most comments don't even receive enough votes for the karma balance to be statistically significant. (Otherwise, the variance in karma would be significantly higher, assuming reddit-like distributions.)

If by "lack of local sanity" you are referring solely to people who have voted on your previous comment, then do notice that you have very li... (Read more)(Click to expand thread. ⌘F to Expand All)Cmd/Ctrl F to expand all comments on this post

paper-machine is currently winning by a large margin, but the competition will continue for another day or so!

4wedrifid8y At minimum, in general, most comments don't even receive a statistically significant number of votes. (Otherwise, the variance in karma would be significantly higher, assuming reddit-like distributions.) This seems to be an incorrect application of the concept of statistical significance.

Rationality quotes January 2012

by Thomas 8y1st Jan 2012467 comments

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Here's the new thread for posting quotes, with the usual rules:

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