[extropy-chat] META: Re: what is probability?

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 19 03:56:38 UTC 2007

One word - gmail (is that a word? bah). It automagically threads
conversations, so you see the list of threads, not emails (with a little
number showing how many messages are in the thread, and bolded if some are
unread). Really noisy threads used to bug the hell out of me (remember the
g*n threads?), these days, I don't notice, and I see the quiet, high
content, one-or-two post stuff that I used to miss.


On 19/01/07, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> At 04:52 PM 1/18/2007 -0500, gts wrote:
> > > No need to imply wrath. Sometimes threads simply go on too long and
> list
> > > members like a little variety.
> >
> >Sorry Natasha, but I didn't realize it was my or anyone else's job to
> >provide list members with variety.
> That's fairly said. :)
> >The existence of one active thread does not preclude the existence of
> >other active threads.
> But oddly enough, it does seem to. Especially in the absence of a few
> quite different threads already in play. I suppose it's a bit like
> two or three people loudly picking nits in the middle of a dinner
> party, it seems to dry up the rest of the conversations and other
> people tend to tighten their lips and leave early. It *shouldn't*
> work that way in cyberspace, especially among intellectuals
> accustomed to the seminar room, but we're creatures of habit and the
> social body...
> Damien Broderick
> _______________________________________________
> extropy-chat mailing list
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org
> http://lists.extropy.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/extropy-chat
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.extropy.org/pipermail/extropy-chat/attachments/20070119/d5fb4bdf/attachment.html>

More information about the extropy-chat mailing list