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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2016, 06:39:28 pm »
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This is hilarious!
Pleaae elaborate on that ;) :D
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2016, 07:11:45 pm »
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This is hilarious!
Pleaae elaborate on that ;) :D
I have read 4 chapters and I like it so far. It's clever. Also a bit overdone but so far I am willing to overlook that.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2016, 08:10:46 pm »
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Tony Stark

Debatable. :P

"I taught myself quantum and nuclear physics last night" isn't enough for you?

That's the character saying he is smart, not the character being smart. Also, suspension of disbelief -> shattered.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2016, 08:30:31 pm »
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to me, that sounds like a liar seeking admiration
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2016, 08:37:32 pm »
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HPMoR is excellent
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2016, 12:11:33 am »
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to me, that sounds like a liar seeking admiration
It is :D
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2016, 12:22:10 am »
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I want to second the recommendation of Harry Potter and the Natural 20. The 3rd "book" is unfinished, but the whole thing is just really funny and exciting.

I also found worm through HPMOR, and I'm so happy I did.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2016, 03:02:41 am »
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2016, 03:11:04 am »
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This is hilarious!
Pleaae elaborate on that ;) :D
I have read 4 chapters and I like it so far. It's clever. Also a bit overdone but so far I am willing to overlook that.
Didn't know if you have liked or hated it :D
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2016, 03:21:40 am »
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It's not that difficult to teach yourself some quantum mechanics or nuclear physics some random night though.

But the point still stands that there are tons and tons of smart protagonists in stories I would have come up with an entirely different list on the spot.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2016, 10:38:59 am »
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It's not that difficult to teach yourself some quantum mechanics or nuclear physics some random night though.

Give me a freaking break, Awaclus.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2016, 11:16:32 am »
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His father was sitting in the living-room and reading a book of higher maths to show how smart he was; and his mother was in the kitchen preparing one of his father's favourite meals to show how loving she was.

Okay I think I'll actually give this story a try.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2016, 12:04:47 pm »
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The only worthwhile Harry potter fanfic is My Immortal.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2016, 12:09:49 pm »
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The only worthwhile Harry potter fanfic is My Immortal.

Thanks, I had forgotten about that. *cringe*
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2016, 12:11:51 pm »
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The only worthwhile Harry potter fanfic is My Immortal.
You seem to have read a LOT of harry potter fanfiction...
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2016, 04:00:47 pm »
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It's not that difficult to teach yourself some quantum mechanics or nuclear physics some random night though.

Give me a freaking break, Awaclus.

Sorry, I'm not familiar with the freaking break. Here's the Amen break, hopefully it'll do for now!



But seriously though. It's not like everything of quantum mechanics or nuclear physics requires you to study it for 10 years before you can understand it; anyone can understand some of the stuff if you just go on YouTube and watch videos.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2016, 04:40:20 pm »
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4 chapters in so far.

Curious if Harry will actually end up at Ravenclaw as is hinted at right now, or if the story will go for an 'oh, the hat reads your deep birth-dependent personality, and harry is still a griffindor!'

imo, the second option is not good. I hope it doesn't happen

I gotta say, I like Harry way more here than in the canon story. The person, not the character... well, the character, too. In the original story, he's probably the least sympathetic protagonist to me. The fact that he lies to his friends all the time and doesn't listen to hermione just drives me crazy.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2016, 04:42:39 pm »
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show harry is an I?FP. this is clearly an I?TJ. Much better!  ;D
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2016, 04:43:34 pm »
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4 chapters in so far.

Curious if Harry will actually end up at Ravenclaw as is hinted at right now, or if the story will go for an 'oh, the hat reads your deep birth-dependent personality, and harry is still a griffindor!'

imo, the second option is not good. I hope it doesn't happen

I gotta say, I like Harry way more here than in the canon story. The person, not the character... well, the character, too. In the original story, he's probably the least sympathetic protagonist to me. The fact that he lies to his friends all the time and doesn't listen to hermione just drives me crazy.
I won't spoil anything but consistency is one of the most importent principles of the author.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2016, 05:11:24 pm »
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But seriously though. It's not like everything of quantum mechanics or nuclear physics requires you to study it for 10 years before you can understand it; anyone can understand some of the stuff if you just go on YouTube and watch videos.

Man, understanding a few concepts is not understanding quantum mechanics.

In any case, we are discussing a misquote. Tony Stark becomes takes one night to become an expert in "thermonuclear astrophysics". I don't even remember if that field was relevant to the discussion in the movie.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2016, 05:22:11 pm »
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Thermonuclear astrophysics? I'd say Tony Stark is much better in the field of being a thermonuclear ass.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #46 on: June 03, 2016, 05:36:31 pm »
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But seriously though. It's not like everything of quantum mechanics or nuclear physics requires you to study it for 10 years before you can understand it; anyone can understand some of the stuff if you just go on YouTube and watch videos.

Man, understanding a few concepts is not understanding quantum mechanics.

But studying a few concepts is studying quantum mechanics.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2016, 06:23:10 pm »
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Okay this is actually not just funny, but kind of amazing. Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #48 on: June 03, 2016, 07:31:57 pm »
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But seriously though. It's not like everything of quantum mechanics or nuclear physics requires you to study it for 10 years before you can understand it; anyone can understand some of the stuff if you just go on YouTube and watch videos.

Man, understanding a few concepts is not understanding quantum mechanics.

But studying a few concepts is studying quantum mechanics.

In the same way that playing Guitar Hero is playing the guitar, yes.
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Re: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2016, 08:06:57 pm »
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In the same way that playing Guitar Hero is playing the guitar, yes.

No, in the same way that listening to Mozart's 40th symphony is listening to Mozart. You are very literally listening to Mozart if you're listening to his 40th symphony, much like you're very literally studying quantum mechanics if you're studying concepts of quantum mechanics. If you say that you were listening to Mozart last night, nobody thinks that you mean you listened to every single piece written by Mozart last night, they are probably going to assume that you just listened to his 40th symphony. Likewise, if you say that you were studying quantum mechanics last night, everyone will just assume that you studied a few basic concepts, not that you understand everything that there is to know about quantum mechanics now. If you say that you were playing the guitar last night and the truth is that you just played Guitar Hero, that statement is both factually false and misleading.
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