Aphorisms

My original quips. (At least I think they are original. The “words and gods” quip is the most suspect.)


A rationalist's road to madness: between two maps of roughly equal probability choose the one that paints you as a worse person.

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The brain is an inb4 machine.

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Debugging is applied pessimism.

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On a long enough timeline, every story becomes cosmic horror.

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Touch typing is a sign language.

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Words are weapons that subdue people. They can not subdue gods.

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Social critics are better at diagnosis than prescriptions.

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(Re: “Should C be blamed for the Heartbleed bug?”)

Anything that requires constant vigilance is hard.

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