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Defecting by Accident - A Flaw Common to Analytical People

Actually, I liked the original comment ( I wizened up -- I don't think that's the word you want to use, unless you're talking about how you finally lost those 20 pounds by not drinking anymore.) - it made me laugh for some reason.

Mind you, I didn't laugh about the author or whatever, I just found the meaning of those two words funny. And imho, that's half the purpose of the internet: making me laugh. Can you guess the other half? ^^

And imho, that's half the purpose of the internet: making me laugh. Can you guess the other half? ^^

Received wisdom leads me to believe that the Internet is for porn.

South/Eastern Europe Meeting in Ljubljana/Slovenia

Thanks :)

However, I'm probably going to take the SAT again on Dec 4th, so I can't attend Friday 3rd either ^^ (I'm actually taking the Math II and Physics SAT this weekend, in December I'll try to get the 800 on the writing part of the normal SAT I missed on my first try - already got 800 for math and reading)

South/Eastern Europe Meeting in Ljubljana/Slovenia

Damn, and I've got to take the SAT on Saturday >.<

Would have loved to come :-/

I'm from Austria, btw

3Thomas12y
We plan to have it once a month or so, and you will be probably able to come sooner or later. I noticed you to invite you specially the next time.
Interested in a European lesswrong meetup

Apparently, I'm the only one from Austria here. I'd be willing to travel to London though, especially during Christmas this year or summer next year.

Other cities are not out of the question, but only if the meet-up is longer than a day.

You Be the Jury: Survey on a Current Event

Ah, I thought you referred to an encounter between all of them. In this case, I agree with you - that's also what I think happened.

Regarding the juries: I've read to many reports about bad juries than to believe in them, and the fact that they are almost certainly less educated than a judge still remains.

0Jack13y
The Italian system is different from ours. This particular jury included two judges.
You Be the Jury: Survey on a Current Event

Why would you murder someone just because she didn't wanted to have group sex?

And even if you did, why the hell would you call the police yourself?

Furthermore, this case was decided by a jury. A group of average people with no real juristic knowledge at all. Just some random dumbasses who couldn't care less and just want to get home (no, I'm not narcist. Just consider: 50% of all people are by definition dumber than the average, and a jury is randomly selected. ie the average jury ranges from IQ 80 to 120, while a professional judge should start at about 1... (read more)

0gwern13y
Not sure what you are thinking, but to clarify: I meant an encounter between just Meredith and Guede, nothing to do with Knox or Sollecito. I could see a single guy (Guede) expecting sex and then resorting to rape and then murder to cover it. (And I suspect the jury is on average better than the populace, since just about every country gives into the temptation to lard on extra conditions like 'if you're a felon you forfeit forever rights such as being on a jury or voting', which would disparately affect the lower percentiles.)