Episode 3 of Tsuyoku Naritai! (the 'becoming stronger podcast): Nike Timers

post by Bae's Theorem (Senarin) · 2019-05-03T02:53:07.600Z · score: 5 (2 votes) · LW · GW · 2 comments

Latest episode is up! In this episode, we learn rationality from Shia LeBeouf.




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comment by Jiro · 2019-05-05T16:23:08.807Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Calling this "Tsuyoku Naritai" is marginally better than calling your image editing program "GIMP". The name signals something really unfavorable to a lot of people (weeabooism in this case). And yes, I know it comes from an essay by Eliezer. He still seems to have gotten the phrase from shonen anime. (Also, if he did, it counts as appealing to fictional evidence.)

Geeks like to ignore the name "GIMP" because after all, the name of something has no relation to how it functions so, of course, you should never shy away from something just because of its name if its functionality is good, right? Which is a way of thinking that ignores the real world.

comment by Bae's Theorem (Senarin) · 2019-05-06T04:19:53.866Z · score: 9 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

If I find that it does have actual impact on the podcast's effectiveness, then I absolutely will seriously consider changing it. Your criticism has updated me marginally in that direction, but it's not quite enough for me to act on it, particularly since you're the only person to mention it. Thank you for your feedback!