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Comment by waffle_iron on Open thread for December 9 - 16, 2013 · 2013-12-13T05:59:46.994Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

This seems to be true for video game consoles. Possibly because good graphics make better ads than short loading times.

Comment by waffle_iron on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 28, chapter 99-101 · 2013-12-13T05:33:05.129Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Since school children were being used to investigate the dead unicorn it seems that passing it off as a predator worked fairly well.

Comment by waffle_iron on New censorship: against hypothetical violence against identifiable people · 2012-12-25T01:29:10.682Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Have you ever tried to get a group of more than 5 people to keep a secret?

Comment by waffle_iron on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 17, chapter 86 · 2012-12-21T00:26:34.543Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Harry didn't cast the patronus then, it was already active, he just moved it.

Comment by waffle_iron on Delicious Luminosity, Om Nom Nom · 2012-03-12T17:56:28.178Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I am willing to help.

Comment by waffle_iron on The True Rejection Challenge · 2011-06-28T16:24:11.721Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Have you considered electronic cigarettes?

Comment by waffle_iron on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 5 · 2010-11-29T00:36:43.698Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Amelia Bones learns something at time x is an event happening at time x and information of that event could be taken back to time x - 6. If the information that she gets is from time x + 4 then that information could only go back to time x-2.

Comment by waffle_iron on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 5 · 2010-11-26T03:40:38.072Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I had assumed that Dumbledore had destroyed the remains but posted a guard at the grave in case someone showed up.