Re: Iconoclasm (was: Chunking intelligence functions)

From: Damien Sullivan (
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 23:20:57 MDT

On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 12:52:11AM -0400, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> Damien Sullivan wrote:

> Hm, I looked this up online, but it appears to require actual hardware
> rather than hitting a software switch. If switching to Dvorak required

Indeed. (Although some Kinesis models switch to a Dvorak keyset at a
keypress, avoiding OS configuration.)

> > "Does using a Kinesis and riding a motorcycle and a recumbent bicycle make
> > up the iconoclasm points that I lose for not using Dvorak?" -- a friend.
> If you're *asking someone else* how many iconoclasm points you have... oh,
> never mind. The motorcycle doesn't count; the Kinesis is worth a couple
> of points; the recumbent bicycle scores a lot of points but still not as
> many as a Dvorak keyboard.

Man, your irony detector needs an upgrade. He really doesn't care what you
think of his iconoclasm. My friends thought you were being ironic, but I had
to tell them it didn't look like it. Unless my detector needs the

And I could argue with your choices, but don't think it's worth it.

-xx- Damien X-)

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