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Open Thread: August 2009

Do you have a link to some well-written material on the subject? You've piqued my curiosity.

The Hero With A Thousand Chances

You are right. Thank you for pointing that out, you have helped me improve.

The Hero With A Thousand Chances

The amount of will necessary to close a window is itself trivial, if will can indeed be considered a resource to be spent.

The Hero With A Thousand Chances

Shouldn't rational individuals be able to avoid such perils?

The Obesity Myth

Even the typing style of this message makes it sound irrational. Were you joking?

The Nature of Offense

I think it would help.

I declare Crocker's Rules.

Creating The Simple Math of Everything

My mistake, I was referring to the Edward Tufte stuff. Thank you for correcting me.

Missing the Trees for the Forest

I'd say the initial comment probably was worthy of the downvote, but the rest weren't.

Missing the Trees for the Forest

I've had drops of 5 or 6 karma at a time as someone goes through and downvotes all my comments in a particular thread, but I think that's the price we have to pay; by and large, the karma system here seems to work very well, and provides a very useful method of gauging posts.

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