From: aominux (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Mar 03 2002 - 21:11:14 MST
Sure, it's trivial, and I'd hate to be removed from the list, but don't you
think you're a bit of a jerk about words, Eliezer?
I completely agree in that an idea communicated with the utmost respect to
proper English is a lot easier on the eyes; don't get me wrong about that.
However, such ideas are at the same time harder to write than a casual
Don't you agree that the concepts the words represent are more important
than the way it's cAPitAliZEd?
Not that I disagree with the Jason Duncan decision. He was rather
incompatible with the list protocol.
I just believe that the time has come for you to loosen up a little.
Aftyr ahl, ihf yew undirstuhd wat I sed, doez iht reely mahter how I sed
Just keep in mind that the world's best programmers might not be willing to
put up with your controlling standards and I'm sure you'll agree that we
don't want to be running them off, now do we?
ps - apologies, I would have sent this to Eliezer alone if I'd had the will
to look up his email address
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Duncan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: The Revolution Refuses To Slow Down And Explain Itself
> you can remove me from this list. the last thing im going to do is take
> for my spelling and grammar. im a programmer not an english professor.
> take care.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 7:50 AM
> Subject: The Revolution Refuses To Slow Down And Explain Itself
> > Jason Duncan wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I am new to the singularity and I am currently reading the documents
> > > web site. Im starting to see the big picture and all the little
> > > what Im not very clear about is the general debat that is going on
> > > between you guys. What are the major competing AI designs and what are
> > > general things that set them apart from one another? Just a general
> > > of the differing philosophys or even a place where i can find such a
> > > would be great. Thanks a lot.
> > Key rules of SL4 (formal and informal) include:
> > 1) Use correct spelling and punctuation, including apostrophes.
> > 2) SL4 is not for discussion of the basics! If you can't figure out
> > going on, ask people privately, use Google, check the list archives.
> > disputants manage to confuse long-time list readers, then it may
> > that someone is being too obscure, but we can't slow down all discussion
> > the list every time someone new joins; someone new joins almost once
> > three days.
> > 3) I already asked you not to post until you'd lurked for a while.
> > post should have been sent to me, not the list. *In my capacity as
> > moderator*, I now request and require that you not post again until you
> > lurked on SL4 for at least a month. Please feel free to send email to
> > personally.
> > 4) If you mangle spelling or punctuation, we are an order of magnitude
> > likely to tolerate conceptual errors or newbieness. Please bear this in
> > mind when and if you begin posting again.
> > 5) Unfortunately we severely lack Web resources for helping newcomers
> > up to speed. If this bothers you, write some.
> > 6) SL4, despite appearances, is not about competing AI designs. That's
> > just something that Ben and I go into every now and then while arguing
> > how not to blow up the world. Again: READ THE ARCHIVES.
> > http://sysopmind.com/archive-sl4/
> > -- -- -- -- --
> > Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
> > Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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