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Paul Graham 13m
Replying to @lendamico
You're implicitly assuming conventional morality will change in ways you'd like, but what if it doesn't? What if our grandchildren's generation is far more conservative, and repudiates you for being too liberal?
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Paul Graham 57m
I think you're mistaken there. They would be a fabulous resource for anyone conducting a purge.
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Paul Graham 1h
Replying to @TheRegister
If conventional morality becomes much more conservative, say that way it did in Germany in the 1930s or Iran in 1980s, are you going to apologize for the views you now hold? Ideally startups make something their founders want, and I don't think you actually want that.
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Paul Graham 1h
Replying to @hglennwade
I haven't read whatever RMS said that he got fired for, and I've never even heard of Shane Gillis. No matter when I said this, there would have been someone who recently got cancelled.
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Paul Graham 2h
Replying to @hglennwade
No, I mean simply change in what the majority consider right. People becoming more conservative in the Victorian era, for example.
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Paul Graham 2h
Replying to @barryeisler
Maybe he has secret fans within the government.
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Paul Graham 2h
Replying to @operaqueenie
I think you're failing to consider that the majority's opinion could shift in a way you dislike. If America becomes a conservative theocracy, will you apologize for all the opinions you have now that the majority will then disagree with?
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Paul Graham 4h
Replying to @CompSciFact
I see words like "discipline" and "enforce," and no words like "tool" or "build" or "enable."
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Y Combinator 4h
Congrats to the YC alum on 's list of 100 Women Building America's Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses -- and :
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Paul Graham 8h
Replying to @wood2energy
Among other things.
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Paul Graham 8h
Replying to @josephcwells
"Blue-chip" stocks were one of the first.
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Paul Graham 8h
Hypothesis: Anything people are advised to buy automatically (at the market price, but regardless of what it is) will eventually become overpriced and thus a mistake to buy.
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Ilya Sukhar 8h
GitLab is the closest thing to a machine of a company I’ve ever seen. Let’s go!
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Paul Graham 9h
Replying to @paulg
Being able to create something may be a necessary condition for understanding it, but it is not, as all programmers know, a sufficient one.
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Paul Graham 9h
"What I cannot create, I do not understand." – Feynman
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Paul Graham 11h
If we extended human lifespans sufficiently, everyone would be cancelled. The drift in moral fashion would ensure that even those most carefully orthodox in their opinions would have said something that later became heretical.
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Steve Stewart-Williams Sep 16
Ever wondered how a sewing machine works? Well wonder no more...
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Devon 4 Sep 18
Digital narrowing showcases streets' potential to be so much more welcoming to pedestrians. Great idea, !
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Karen E. Robinson Sep 14
Always nice to have numbers. Looking at energy, water, etc in manufacturing & disposal, a cotton tote IS better for the environment than an LDPE grocery bag—if you use it at least 7,000 times before throwing it out. Organic cotton takes more water, so use it 20k times pls 😮😐
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Paul Graham Sep 16
Replying to @sferik @mmay3r
Probably a mix, since your motives probably are. To the extent you're happy because you're a Jordan fan, it's utility of a sort. If it's because you think the shoe's better, you've been tricked.
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