# MJR vs TT comment section

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ncuy
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He interacted with them occasionally but I don't think he was an active crank-jouster.

If you are spending $ϵ>0$ time on an internet forum debating a crank, you count as an active crank-jouster, IMO.

I mean, there were people who might as well have put crank engagement on their CV as full time job experience. But every once in a while people who did not really have that as a hobby would spot something interesting amidst the crankery and exposit something. I think TT was in the latter category.

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ytfm

I mean, there were people who might as well have put crank engagement on their CV as full time job experience. But every once in a while people who did not really have that as a hobby would spot something interesting amidst the crankery and exposit something. I think TT was in the latter category.

There's a lot of hours in a day, and TT is very quick, so it's not out of the question that he wastes a lot of time online. Anecdotal evidence from his Princeton days, the speed at which he types his blog posts, and the large number of links on his website indicate that he likely spends an inordinate amount of time online. Other very productive people like WS and EG are also no strangers to excessive consumption of online content.

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ncuy

I mean, there were people who might as well have put crank engagement on their CV as full time job experience. But every once in a while people who did not really have that as a hobby would spot something interesting amidst the crankery and exposit something. I think TT was in the latter category.

There's a lot of hours in a day, and TT is very quick, so it's not out of the question that he wastes a lot of time online. Anecdotal evidence from his Princeton days, the speed at which he types his blog posts, and the large number of links on his website indicate that he likely spends an inordinate amount of time online. Other very productive people like WS and EG are also no strangers to excessive consumption of online content.

These are all blasts from the distant past, take my recollections with a grain of salt. I think he was mainly a compulsive NetHack player, had to modulate it after his famous quals experience, did indeed consume a lot of online content .... but Usenet played a minor role in the grand scheme of his time-wasting. He wasn't one of the people who were invested in the specific flamewars or anything though he probably read most of them.

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kikv
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There's a lot of hours in a day, and TT is very quick, so it's not out of the question that he wastes a lot of time online. Anecdotal evidence from his Princeton days, the speed at which he types his blog posts, and the large number of links on his website indicate that he likely spends an inordinate amount of time online. Other very productive people like WS and EG are also no strangers to excessive consumption of online content.

These are all blasts from the distant past, take my recollections with a grain of salt. I think he was mainly a compulsive NetHack player, had to modulate it after his famous quals experience, did indeed consume a lot of online content .... but Usenet played a minor role in the grand scheme of his time-wasting. He wasn't one of the people who were invested in the specific flamewars or anything though he probably read most of them.

You know, somehow it makes me feel even worse that TT is able to keep up his prodigious output despite dealing with the same time wasting tendencies as me.

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ncuy
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These are all blasts from the distant past, take my recollections with a grain of salt. I think he was mainly a compulsive NetHack player, had to modulate it after his famous quals experience, did indeed consume a lot of online content .... but Usenet played a minor role in the grand scheme of his time-wasting. He wasn't one of the people who were invested in the specific flamewars or anything though he probably read most of them.

You know, somehow it makes me feel even worse that TT is able to keep up his prodigious output despite dealing with the same time wasting tendencies as me.

The intellectual difference between everyone else and von Neumann was that vN could do what they did while completely drunk.

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dsxx

Pretty safe to assume that anyone with an active blog is posting here. That includes TT, MH, FC, DH, PW, JE, ME, DL, etc.

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cvco

If you are spending $ϵ>0$ time on an internet forum debating a crank, you count as an active crank-jouster, IMO.

These days you need 2-3 crank-squire positions before becoming a crank-jouster.

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ducj

Why is TT not perceived as low IQ because of the extremely low IQ comment section hosted on his blog? I thought that western society was all about guilt by association these days.

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ikas

Why is TT not perceived as low IQ because of the extremely low IQ comment section hosted on his blog? I thought that western society was all about guilt by association these days.

He literally has a section on his website aiding and abetting all kinds of psychos, schizos, trolls and that is all fine! But MJR is somehow toxic.

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The Hyderabad Chat GPT spammer is spamming TT comment section.

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ptbh

The Hyderabad Chat GPT spammer is spamming TT comment section.

It's still there. According to the logic of MJR liberals TT is now a purveyor of racism against Indians.

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luoa

He literally has a section on his website aiding and abetting all kinds of psychos, schizos, trolls

Which section do you mean?

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