Reviews for Draco Malfoy and the Practice of Rationality
Guest chapter 27 . 7/30/2015
Tao! You're on fire! I don't know how you keep managing to churn out these mega chapters one after another - you're allowed to take breaks, you know. XD

Good tips for problem solving (and awesome job of weaving them into the narrative). I might even try out a couple. Thanks, TaoG!
bootstring chapter 26 . 7/28/2015
I wonder if Draco will become a science fiction fiend after this. Probably not like Harry, but I could see it becoming a bit of a hobby.
anothersignalman chapter 26 . 7/26/2015
This gets better with every chapter :)
Bob chapter 26 . 7/25/2015
If you are going to make the laws of robotics a plot point, just remember that the robots did take over and pretty much rule humanity in secret for the last 10,000 years. Not that Asimov could ever forget, as that was kind of the whole point.

The Foundation series is the same universe as most of the early robot series, more or less. I forget about I, Robot in particular, but you may as well assume it.

Just making sure you don't go the easy/pop culture route in which the 3 laws actually acted as a meaningful constraint on AI behavior.
characetsworld6891 chapter 1 . 7/25/2015
i sang "i write sins not tragedies" when i read "of rationality" like instantly LOL
Guest chapter 25 . 7/23/2015
Welcome back and thanks for the update! As for Draco...thought he was gonna go all Winter Soldier on us for a moment there. ;) I'm curious how Hermione got to Draco so fast but I'm glad she did. Wonder if their friendship will be closer after this?

I dig the way you're having Draco figure out the secret behind the healings, it's clever. Intrigued just thinking about what Draco's conversation with Harry is going to be like once he finishes connecting the dots.
EQ chapter 13 . 7/23/2015
Seeing patterns that aren't there is more generally referred to as "apophenia" wherein pareidolia could be seen as a more specific example of apophenia. Pareidolia mostly has to do with vision and auditory perceptions, such as hearing your phone/doorbell ring when you're taking a shower or seeing a certain shape in a cloud. Just y'know, in case you missed this. Loving the fic so far by the way! Will we get any info on whether Harry is using the Elder Wand now or his old one? It would be interesting to see whether he is on the same level as the rest of his year-mates.
Krysania chapter 25 . 7/22/2015
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
TaoLing chapter 24 . 7/13/2015
typo- when Draco woke up his wand was out then he checked for his wand in his pocket
Guest chapter 24 . 7/10/2015
Epic and original battle magic/school scenario! Take as long as you need to write; your work is quality and well worth the wait.
Guest chapter 22 . 7/4/2015
I don't know how you keeping doing it but you do. Cool to see the Mirror incident integrated so well and Draco trying to figure out in rationalist fashion what the heck is going on the way we did while reading HPMOR. Hope you're having a great weekend!
bootstring chapter 15 . 7/3/2015
Interesting take on Wizard chess! I hadn't considered how having chess pieces with personalities could add elements to the game beyond mere amusing backchat.
Guest chapter 21 . 7/2/2015
Thanks for the reminder that "mastery takes time." I recently started with a firm that specializes in a different field than what I'm used to and this chapter was just the encouragement I needed. :)
The Articulator chapter 21 . 7/1/2015
"... which had suddenly made that noise again"

O_O

Is that... a Meta-meter?
Guest chapter 20 . 6/27/2015
Dat last line tho.

Props to McGonagall, seems she handled the situation well given the circumstances. Negotiating with an articulate second year used to playing politics (great descriptions of how different Draco acts from regular students BTW) is good practice for her too, I'd think.

And yes, Slytherin is the house for Nixon.
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