Re: META: List Focus

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Oct 06 2001 - 15:06:27 MDT

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> I did an informal experiment yesterday: I refrained from posting on the
> extropians list (in order not to distort the experiment), and simply
> categorized every post for how relevant to extropianism or transhumanism
> it was...

As one of the worst offenders, I hear ya loud and clear Anders. I propose
a one week moratorium on all discussions of politics with a suggested
temporary voluntary moratorium on cutting up and wisecracks. Whereas
politics can have an extropian focus, our discussions are often repetitive
and unproductive, perhaps no better than other lists in many ways.

I have written a spreadsheet that calculates local gravity of the earth
as a function of depth. It is a much more interesting function than I
had thought. I will post it to anyone who wants it, offlist. You can
use that to find the gravity experienced by the passengers in a frictionless

underground vacuum tunnel. spike

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