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Benjamin Franklin's way of acquiring virtues Alisa XVII 2019/09/21
> You were right that I can't take criticism without getting angry, so Philosophy might not be for me. That means TheCriticalRat needs philosophy *more*. If you're irrational, that is *more reason*, not less, to study how to be more rational. Dagny List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/21
TheCriticalRat Reddit Message curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/21
The Problem with Liberalism Pomodoro Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/21
DD on meditation Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNHbm7GBHwg This video could be used to learn about lying and mistakes. There's a lot to analyze in it. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
#13572 JBP's math is wrong. You know 1k ppl and they know 1k ppl and they know 1k ppl. A billion ppl? No! There's tons of overlap. I'd estimate the real number is less than 10% of that. I think he's wrong by a lot. Anonymous Fear of Future Employers 2019/09/20
This JBP video is relevant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMj9wsrPE5U& Some of my notes from the video: You are going to pay a price for *everything* you choose to do or choose to not do. Don't give selective attn to risks of speaking up with Kate Fear of Future Employers 2019/09/20
#13570 Warning: the y-axis of the graph doesn't start at 0. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
[image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
#13568 If you think the moral and practical conflict, then if you share practical values they are immoral, or you can share moral values which are impractical, or you can stfu. Dagny Fear of Future Employers 2019/09/20
> (One reason people hide their values is because they think morality and pragmatism conflict. So by sharing values, they must damn themselves as either immoral or impractical.) I'm unclear on the last sentence. When I think of sharing values, I im Kate Fear of Future Employers 2019/09/20
> This logic is not correct. > 1 does not say anything about the case where X *has not* written at least one thing that is great, only about the case where X *has* written at least one thing that is great. > So 1 leaves open the possibility that N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
greatness logic Anne B Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
#13561 I just "speed listened" to a couple of chapters of *Equal Is Unfair*. Brook cites Reisman in ch 3 (50' in on the Audible version) regarding free workers and slaves. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
#13561 Thx. I have read Reisman's criticism of Piketty. Reisman's criticism of P is the best that I know of. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/19
> Babies and young children appear to have emotions. It seems a bit improbable they already learned them from people somehow. So what's going on? > Seeing a behavior we associate with an emotion does not mean the person is feeling that emotion. The Alisa XVII 2019/09/19
Great criticism of Piketty, from a student of both Rand and Mises, which ARI (including Yaron Brook personally, he's guilty here) does not advertise/promote because they are traitors to reason and Objectivism: https://georgereismansblog.blogspot.co curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/19
>> after I wrote that I do not think that Brook is great > You're mistaken. You did not write that. You are correct. My mistake. > Did you reread what you wrote? Going by incorrect memory is a common error, but actually reading the text you N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/19
A Relevant Discord Reply curi Lots of Thoughts 2019/09/19
> after I wrote that I do not think that Brook is great You're mistaken. You did not write that. Did you reread what you wrote? Going by incorrect memory is a common error, but actually reading the text you wrote and misunderstanding it is also Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/19
> That was a question, not a representation of your beliefs. You're allowed to say "no". Ok. My mistake. Was there a reason to believe that I could answer anything but "no" to such a question after I wrote that I do not think that Brook is great? N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/19
I posted this on the FI discord a while ago. I think I will do a cleaner version of this later on, because what I wrote were my unfiltered thoughts. >I'm already forgetting a lot of what i watched. >The boy was praising his society but acted like Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/09/18
status report Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/09/18
unbounded criticism Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/09/18
> I still haven't said that Yaron Brook is great. This is a misrepresentation. That was a question, not a representation of your beliefs. You're allowed to say "no". Can you link one *economics* thing Brook has written which you think is good? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/18
Archive of my comment linked at the top of my blog post curi People are Wrong then Ignore Criticism 2019/09/18
#13548 Ah, good research. I tentatively think you're right. curi Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
#13547 Fixed curi Social Rules 2019/09/18
Postmortem for my almost-blank comment (#13541) Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
"instead of" vs "rather than" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
Typo alert N Social Rules 2019/09/18
> #13537 My intuition disagrees with you. I think the infinitive "analyze" is used because the infinitive "to take" is used prior, as the point of comparison, so it should match that. It's better to have it more parallel. I wonder if the prepositio Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
#13534 Is there a way to search on a particular persons posts on Reddit? I tried to look for any criticism of Rand by TheWorldOfParmenides on Reddit but I couldn't find any. After that I tried to ask him in the very thread that Curi links to what Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/18
> Can you link one *economics* thing Brook has written which you think is great? I still haven't said that Yaron Brook is great. This is a misrepresentation. I said: "But why don't you [curi] respect Yaron intellectualy? I don't find him that bad." N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
>> Can you link one philosophical thing Brook has written which you think is great? > I can not. I didn't say that he was great. I also think that he usually is good at making sure to say that he is not a philosopher, but that his expertise is in e Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
> Can you link one philosophical thing Brook has written which you think is great? I can not. I didn't say that he was great. I also think that he usually is good at making sure to say that he is not a philosopher, but that his expertise is in econ N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
#13539 Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
>> There is a reason that Rand is not taken seriously by professional Philosophers. > Of course, there’s a reason she isn’t taken seriously. No one is saying there is no reason and the situation has happened arbitrarily. I think the comma af Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
#13537 My intuition disagrees with you. I think the infinitive "analyze" is used because the infinitive "to take" is used prior, as the point of comparison, so it should match that. It's better to have it more parallel. curi Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
Social rules are an instance of unclear or arbitrary moderation rules (such as the moderation rules for typical online discussion forums). These kinds of rules limit what people say and serve to prevent unbounded discussions. Alisa Social Rules 2019/09/17
Form of verb following "instead of" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
>> There is a reason that Rand is not taken seriously by professional Philosophers. >Of course, there’s a reason she isn’t taken seriously. No one is saying there is no reason and the situation has happened arbitrarily. i read that thru a so Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
Pronouncing "Alisa" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
It's a weird complaint, btw. Mises was a big Rand fan. DD used to be a pretty big Rand fan and still agrees with her about most stuff. Also, TheWorldOfParmenides won't give any anti-Rand arguments... Also, I take it he found my blog posts critic curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
TheWorldOfParmenides is now attempting to publicly harm my reputation and dishonestly defaming me. I think it's an attempt to seek revenge because I made a fool of him by quoting exactly what he said without significant commentary or analysis. htt curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
Can you link one philosophical thing Brook has written which you think is great? Here is some Brook criticism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=995Riq8JdUo > If it is wrong and comes from an ARI "front figure", doesn't it merit a rebuttal so that curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
#13529 > [#13526] Two people I don't respect intellectually – and don't think deserve the attention they get – talking with each other. Why watch and make content about them? I agree regarding Ben Shapiro. But why don't you respect Yaron inte N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
#13525 #13528 Some good analysis IMO. > >Better yet, spend 2 years as intellectual historian and read actual philosophers and realize that **Objectivism stole from some of the best** and Rand added her own poorly thought out ideas. > this senten curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
#13526 Two people I don't respect intellectually – and don't think deserve the attention they get – talking with each other. Why watch and make content about them? curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
> TheWorldOfParmenides: I saw the email discussion group. Decided against participating. Looks like what is discussed is not of interest to me at this time. I appreciate the invitation but grammar, Rand, Apple and image analysis are not interesting t Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
> 00:00:48 - *Objectivist intro* Correction: "Intro Objectivism". N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
Ben Shapiro had Yaron Brook on his show recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z55TXWTRHW0 Have you seen it, Curi, and if so, do you have plans to do video commentary on it? Content: 00:00:48 - *Objectivist intro* 00:05:13 - *Selfishness N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
>TheWorldOfParmenides: I saw the email discussion group. Decided against participating. Looks like what is discussed is not of interest to me at this time. I appreciate the invitation but grammar, Rand, Apple and image analysis are not interesting to Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
schools should stop making ppl read stuff they don't want to read if ur bored by it, then either 1) you shoudn't read it; or 2) you should read it but don't know how/why well enough, you're missing some knowledge about why it's interesting and usef curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/16
#13509 > You don't talk about relationships. Good point. One exception to my lifespan-related goal is that I might do something risky to save a loved one who is, say, trapped in a burning building or something. That should be a really unusual s Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/16
Most people are bad at judging what is bad / good research. How does one become better at judging what is bad / good research? What are some of the most common things to look for? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/09/15
#13520 People don't judge things by economic efficiency. People don't actually think the price of something tells you the amount it matters. People don't conserve stuff based on its price. People have *social metaphysics*. They are second-han Anonymous Food 2019/09/15
it seems really frowned upon by older people to "waste" food. oh wait, actually maybe its frowned upon by culture in general. i looked up "why do old people get annoyed when you waste food" all the links were recent, and based off the title they we Anonymous Food 2019/09/15
> I don't think whether or not I violate people's privacy is about my intentions. I think that's about the facts of my actions. I agree. I made an error skipping this step in my thought process, jumping to the below step directly. > However, he' N TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/15
#13509 > You don't talk about relationships. Friends, family, socializing, etc. Maybe you have goals for that? > Other big ones for many people are prestige, reputation and career. I guess I have some goals in those areas, but they aren't my Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/14
I've updated the post with a followup comment from TheWorldOfParmenides. In it he calls me predictable. Ironically, I checked reddit for the specific purpose of checking for a new message of that nature from him, which makes him predictable. curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/14
#13511 Yeah, I think you mostly understood it. Regarding this: >> Looks like you also violate people's privacy and post their emails publicly if they ever leave your little group. and > "Looks like you also violate people's privacy" is referr curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/14
> What are the potential referents that you see for "its"? It could be referring to "Ayn Rand's philosophy" or "The idea that males are innately or genetically are predisposed to violence is incompatible with Ayn Rand's philosophy". The latter s Deutschian Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
> The second "are" looks to be a typo/editing error. Yes. I've deleted it. >> Do you agree that you have made many mistakes in just these two paragraph? No. The post wasn't trying to be a basic introduction to Objectivism that informs people curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
>> The idea that males are innately or genetically are predisposed to violence is incompatible with Ayn Rand's philosophy which clearly and directly states otherwise, and argues its case. > This writing is poor. You have carelessly repeated the wor Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
Poor quality writing Deutschian Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
Attempt at analysis of above discussion (TheWorldOfParmenides parts). > TheWorldOfParmenides: I saw the email discussion group. Decided against participating. Looks like what is discussed is not of interest to me at this time. I appreciate the invi N TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/14
Introductory Stuff Anonymous FI Posting Tips 2019/09/13
#13508 Maybe you could become hostile to Objectivism (for example) while still engaging with public criticism. Sounds kinda hard tho. You don't talk about relationships. Friends, family, socializing, etc. Maybe you have goals for that? Other big Dagny Alisa Discussion 2019/09/13
Serious potential problems in my life that I'd like to prevent Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/13
People cannot and should not offer all information preemptively. Instead, people mention information and you can pick and choose which parts to ask more about. If you do this badly, you won’t have much success at FI. If you assume people don’t hav Dagny FI Posting Tips 2019/09/13
There is good explanation of why FI is hard at https://curi.us/2174-differences-between-my-free-resources-and-paid-help curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/13
> do you think there is a general purpose way an individual can engage in to help mainstream institutions error correct? Write, YouTube, podcast. > A good example is education. Is there an approachable way an individual can take to tilt it towar curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/13
> #13498 Sure, he attempted to address the topic, but "I disagree. I think most women spend more time sucking in their gut and adjusting their makeup than thinking about programming or math. There are fewer women qualified to be programmers, but it's Kate Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/13
#13487 Thanks ! > So a very reasonable option is to work a non-special job That's a really good point. Don't have to be rich to become a better thinker. I also listened in the 'Humans matter' podcast. I liked it. I was wondering, do you thi Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/12
Proposal for a personal list of big problems & solutions Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/12
#13498 Sure, he attempted to address the topic, but"I disagree. I think most women spend more time sucking in their gut and adjusting their makeup than thinking about programming or math. There are fewer women qualified to be programmers, but it's not Anonymous Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
From the FI discord: [4:15 PM] TheRat: curi clearly has autism and has no idea how to socialize, take jokes or even understand what people are saying in-explicitly. Trying to build a philosophical world view based on his failure to understand peopl Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/12
programmers who don't like math are where bugs come from Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/12
> Take some time to research and understand the pressure women are under. The post is about some of the pressure women are under, and is criticizing that pressure. You don't seem to have understood it. > Also, the implication that you can't be t curi Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
#13496 Also, the implication that you can't be traditionally feminine while pursuing knowledge and education is disgusting. Think about if you were told your masculinity was getting in the way of your education. You would be outraged. Anonymous Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
Misogyny Anonymous Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
#13494 No? curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/12
remove my name from your list, orange bro. kevin List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/12
#13491 Updated the link to http://bactra.org/weblog/520.html curi Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2019/09/12
#13490 You're right. My mistake. I've edited it. curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/12
> Yet More on the Heritability and Malleability of IQ That link is not working anymore. N Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2019/09/12
> Never use quotes when something isn’t an exact quote. Never manually type quotes, only copy/paste. (*The one exception* is you can manually type in quotes from a paper book, but be careful to copy the exact words and review it for typos.) (My e N FI Posting Tips 2019/09/12
I also reread *Elantris* by Brandon Sanderson. It's great but I've read it too many times. I didn't pay a lot of attention. (I'm reading these books with Voice Dream Reader. I often read audio+visual, but also a lot with just audio, and with audio onl curi What To Read 2019/09/12
Hotels/motels without air conditioning Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/11
> However, those skills are hard to trade (you can't setup a 'reason' store near your house and expect people to pay you) in a market-place. To my understanding, it seems as though the best skill to power up in, is programming. Philosophy – rati curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/11
I read *Space Viking* by H. Beam Piper. OK. Not great. I read *The Warrior's Apprentice* by Lois Bujold. I liked it a lot! I recommend it! And now I see that it's a series. There are like 30 books by this author in this world! https://en.wikipedia. curi What To Read 2019/09/11
How Long To Learn FI Basics? curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/11
> I’ll try respond to more of what you wrote when I get the chance. To be clear (since I didn't say anything), my plan is just to wait for this. curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/09/11
Skills to power up Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/11
#13481 A mistake is something that's wrong. Like saying 2+2=8, saying your red ball is blue, or thinking it's a good idea to bet your life savings on thousands of lotto tickets. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/10
I have trouble understanding what the abstract concept of a mistake is. Can anyone help me out? Like you could tell me where I could get explanations of what a mistake is? I think one thing that might help me is to see what some examples of mistakes a Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/10
Hi, I'm new to this forum. #13478 I don't think I would try mindfulness meditation because I don't know what the standard is to judge whether you're doing it in a way where you can make progress. My guess is that it's similar to learning how to pay k Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/10
rucka > cropper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQn1BQL1xws Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/09
Has anyone tried mindfulness meditation here? What are some criticisms or arguments for the practice? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/09
Brett vs. Rafe curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/09
Eating when not hungry Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/08
#13461 My argument about hunger and the enjoyment of food from #13429 treated hunger and tastiness as binary. This is OK, even though hunger and tastiness actually exist in degrees or levels. Here's why: Hunger levels higher than 4 are irreleva Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/07
>> and we were talking about adding emojis, and a lot of the emojis they have added were for like diversity purposes (to make sure everyone can have the right skin tone vampire or whatever 🧛🏿‍♂️) which I had in mind as I wrote my comment a Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
*isn't Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
The sidebar is mobile-friendly either. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
> #13465 how do you want it to work? And use the quote link instead of scrolling up for quotes. The quote link is fine for quoting one comment but if you want to look back over other comments while replying and also read/include stuff from other co Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
>and we were talking about adding emojis, and a lot of the emojis they have added were for like diversity purposes (to make sure everyone can have the right skin tone vampire or whatever 🧛🏿‍♂️) which I had in mind as I wrote my comment and Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
> JustinCEO: well i would say this. chats are okay but i think they are more supplementary. > But I think you kinda like chats. And you had like a 500 message chat with Freeze after saying this, which seems more than supplementary. > Seems a bit Justin Mallone Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
Discord Comments curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
#13465 how do you want it to work? And use the quote link instead of scrolling up for quotes. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
When I say hard to read comments above I mean when I scroll up from the text input I have to also scroll across because the text is enlarged. And then it is easy to get into a mess if you are copy pasting text. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
#13464 - like just now when I hit reply the box starts small and then jumps to screen width when I start typing. But now it is hard to read the comments and text above and the font is scaled up. So I'm pinch zooming and that makes the comment box smal Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
#13463 In what sense is the comment box not mobile friendly? It is a standard text area. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
Fucked up the first quote. It would be nice to have a preview feature or something. Or even a comment box that is mobile friendly - I'm posting from a phone and it is awkward. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
FoR, page 10: > ... it has been conjectured that [ancient Romans] specific plumbing techniques, based on lead pipes, which poisoned their drinking water, contributed to the decline of the Roman Empire. DD doesn't provide a reference. He just g Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
Levels of tastiness and hunger Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/06
> Do you know any generally applicable ways to correct for this error? I am interpreting the error as: overcomplicating logical reasoning processes unnecessarily. Don't be satisfied with messy solutions. Look for good, simple solutions. Try to s Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/06
#13454 > This is because all the labels make claims about where the gold is, so knowing where the gold is makes those claims simple to evaluate. Ah yes. Agreed. I see what you mean now. > This is both an extra step, and harder steps, compared Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13329 I did Youngblood on stream at https://youtu.be/EvGcO4PdVIc starting at 36:30 curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/09/05
#13456 You may think so intellectually, and it may *very roughly* correspond to reality, but there is no way that's actually, fully what you do. IRL you do consider degrees of tastiness at least some. Anonymous Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/05
#13453 I was aiming to maximize my total enjoyment from the taste of food over the course of time. However, I haven't been thinking in terms of *degrees* of hunger or *degrees* of tastiness. Instead, I was just treating hunger and tastiness as bin Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/05
I liked this vid. Molyneux sucks. Despite his flaws, Tew has great points sometimes (this is 2 years old, he hasn't uploaded for over a month, not much since making a fool of himself by being dishonest with/about Rucka). https://www.youtube.com/watch? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
The way I did it, which is also what Brilliant's solution does, is consider the three cases for where the gold is, then evaluate which statements are true given that gold placement. > You are right, I did not explain everything in clear or sufficie Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
How do you define maximizing the enjoyment you get from the taste of food? Do you mean total enjoyment over the course of time, or highest maximum enjoyment? Example: You eat once in a day and are hungry so you get enjoyment 10 out of it; total enj Anne B Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/05
#13450 *Updated solution* The problem says exactly one of the statements is true. That gives us three cases: Box 1's statement is true, Box 2's statement is true or Box 3's statement is true. We can rule out Box 2's statement being true becau Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13450 > Your division into two cases was disorganized and confusing. You are right, I did not explain everything in clear or sufficient detail. > It was a typical approach that can make sense in normal contexts but it wasn't customized for Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
That question is alright. Maybe it'd help. But I think a lot of people use Brilliant and don't learn much, so I think something more is required than just doing it. Also you did the question poorly but I don't think you would have learned that just Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
> Even if I *made an account* (a step you omitted from your instructions) so that I could see what you're talking about You are right, I completely forgot about the need for an account to see any of the quizzes. #13448 Agreed. I think this Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13447 You were told what sort of examples to post: > post examples (problems + your solutions + their answers) Even if I *made an account* (a step you omitted from your instructions) so that I could see what you're talking about, it would not Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13444 > Your alleged follow up on #13416 does not do the thing #13416 said to: post examples. To see examples, click on any of the three introductory quizzes ('Warmup puzzles', 'Truth-seeking' or 'Strategic deductions'), which one can access v Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13445 > In that case, then, whenever I'm wondering whether I should eat, I should first find out whether I am hungry. That should be: If maximizing my enjoyment from the taste of food is the most important thing to me about eating, then, wh Anonymous Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/04
#13429 Before I had the ideas in #13429, I thought that the only significant advantage of eating only when hungry versus other eating policies was that it was both healthy and coercion-free. But if my reasoning in #13429 is correct, then eating only w Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/04
> #13416 Follow up post: And #13416 says: >> brilliant.org has a couple of courses about logic (and STEM subjects) and they write detailed explanations for solutions to problems - any others? Or anything better? > If you try those, post examp Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/04
Brilliant.org Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/04
#13440 Do you have any summary, conclusions, arguments or explanations? It's like a big pile of data. What do you make of it? Have you analyzed it? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/09/04
I'm up to Lecture 3 and Homework 2 in Peikoff's grammar course. So far I think I'm learning from it and I plan to continue with it. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/09/04
Why gun control is unconstitutional in the USA Our founding fathers, past tyrants, etc. Politics Discussion 2019/09/04
> Chicken posted a few times in March 2019 and stopped without giving any reason. Might have been the farmer :) But I think you mean "Chipkin". Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/04
#13430 > Hunger is the bottleneck on enjoyable eating experiences per year. Agreed. > Overeating (e.g. eating 11 times per 10 hungers) doesn't change the bottleneck. Yeah. Even if you overeat, hunger is still the bottleneck. > It just g Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/03
#13436 It is. Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
The last quote on the Brett Hall part should be: >>So, you teach bad ideas, from a position of authority, to vulnerable students. Fuck you. > >Not all schools are alike. The students know what I think of the bad ideas. Typically they come away fr Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
#13434 Yeah, looking for patterns was the primary purpose. curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
What's the purpose of making the list? Are there patterns you can see when looking at all this stuff together? Anne B List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
A who's who of interesting and creative people. Thankfully, your coercive methods did not kill their sparks! Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
The quotation levels seem wrong in the Brett Hall segment. Things at the same level appear to be written by different people. Anne B List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
There are some problems with the first two paragraphs. Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
Hunger is the bottleneck on enjoyable eating experiences per year. Overeating (e.g. eating 11 times per 10 hungers) doesn't change the bottleneck. It just gets a bit more use out of the bottleneck, but it's still an amount of eating proportional to Dagny Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/02
Hunger and the enjoyment of food Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/02
> This tells us a lot about Deutsch. He should not be taken seriously at all. I don't agree with what I think you mean. His older works remain some of the best there is. E.g. his books and physics papers should absolutely be taken seriously. For curi David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
#13423 #13424 thx, i fixed the typos curi David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
I read *Old Man's War* by John Scalzi. It was OK. A decent military sci-fi novel. Nothing too special about it. It was readable. Lots of books are bad – and I think I'm a bit picky – so that's pretty good. Found via https://www.tor.com/2012/10/28/ curi What To Read 2019/09/02
This tells us a lot about Deutsch. He should not be taken seriously at all. AnonyMouse David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
Grammar Andy David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
Grammar Andy David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
> isn't wanting to be admired other-people oriented? Yes. Dagny David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
isn't wanting to be admired other-people oriented? Anonymous David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
> > Except when an important person or a doctor’s family member is on the table, that is. “They call and say, ‘Dr. Jones’ wife is having surgery,’” Green-Golden said. “You didn’t call when I was having surgery. You didn’t call when m Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/01
Filthy surgical instruments: The hidden threat in America’s operating rooms Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/01
#13417 My link to theroot.com was broken. There was a newline between the link title and the URL. Maybe I thought it had been word-wrapped to the next line. I'm unclear on what I should do to better notice this problem going forward. Maybe I need to u Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
> brilliant.org has a couple of courses about logic (and STEM subjects) and they write detailed explanations for solutions to problems - any others? Or anything better? If you try those, post examples (problems + your solutions + their answers) and Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
#13411 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/q-PlGE3d7EU/Yw_Bze5_AAAJ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
#13410 Ah I see - thank-you for that. Grim. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
world record paper airplane instructions Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
Improving logical analysis Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
#13409 I'm not aware of any acceptable alternative schools. See e.g.: http://curi.us/tcs/Articles/DDTCSvsSudburyValley.html http://curi.us/tcs/Articles/DDNon-coerciveSchools.html http://curi.us/1793-ray-girn-the-self-made-child-maria-montessoris- curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
#13407 Agreed. The only way to teach morally is to teach at some alternative school where the curriculum is student directed... wherever that exists. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
#13406 Yeah. Why would someone who understood even a tenth of what those schools are actually like want to actively participate in doing that to kids? There are much better things to do in life. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
Teaching Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
Also Tew, Rucka, Cropper and others keep trying to comment on and talk about and respond to *people with larger audiences*, people who get a bunch of attention. I do that much less. I think doing it a bit is legitimate because you want to respond to t curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/08/29
Brandon Cropper The Pandering Popularizer curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/08/29
Ayn Rand on man having a "tendency" to evil Alisa Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/08/29
> “Correct in general” implies that it is not absolutely true. Do you mean *logically* implies, or did you bring up some other kind of implication (what? vague, ambiguous, maybe-hinting?) in a discussion involving logical deduction, without lab Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/28
> “Correct in general” implies that it is not absolutely true. Making a weaker statement does *not* imply that (the speaker believes that) a stronger statement would be false. >>> Yes, that FYI is technically false outside CLT, but I did cla Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/28
Spelling error Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/28
Life below Zero Andy Alisa Discussion 2019/08/28
#13397 Yeah. For one thing, in plastic porta potties, the waste stays in the porta potty rather than going into a hole in the ground. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/27
#13396 And plastic porta potties are different. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/27
"pit toilet" and "outhouse" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/27
I have disabled Cloudflare's DDOS protection, so the podcast should hopefully work correctly again now. I have set up some firewall rules with Cloudflare and nginx which are, at least currently, adequately blocking the attack. curi Podcast Discussion 2019/08/27
#13393 Thank you, Alan. I will read it. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
harari Alan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
#13391 Yeah. It (*Sapiens*) is very popular and many refer to it as a "good book on human history" in my parts of the world. I found a video of Yaron discussing Yuval that I will check in the morning. Maybe he was the Oist that I saw / heard discus N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
Oh I think I looked at info about *Sapiens* a bit and it looked bad. Something like that. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
#13388 Thank you. I will keep that for future searches. Yuval Harari is the author of *Sapiens* and *Homo Deus* https://www.amazon.com/Sapiens-Humankind-Yuval-Noah-Harari-ebook/dp/B00ICN066A https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062464345/ref=db Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
#13376 She didn't know all the stuff in Szasz's books. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/27
#13387 Search on Google including the term site:curi.us or click "More" on the left sidebar and look for the text: > View all posts on one page. (With comments too.) > View a list of all posts. Those pages let you search post titles, posts, o curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
Is there a way to search inside all posts and comments without entering each separately? I am looking for *criticism* on **Yuval Harari** that I believe I either read about in a post or saw in a Curi TouTube stream. I know Harari is really bad o Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
https://mailchi.mp/2b0192a0d056/benedicts-newsletter-no-450885?e=6d10385a84 > Facebook has a 'homosexuality' interest in the ad targeting options, including in some counties where homosexuality is illegal. Of course, advertisers don't get any perso Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
Popper - Objectivism N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/27
Life BelowZero Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/26
What is *intuition*? Is it automated knowledge? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/26
#13370 >Deduction is only *airtight* arguments where there are no details or clarifications left out. E.g.: >All men are mortal. >Socrates is a man. >Therefore, Socrates is mortal. >Do you have any details or clarifactions to ask about kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/26
> #13373 Why did you describe your FYI as "technically false" instead of just plain "false"? Because whilst it is false for some cases, which seem to me as special cases (in the context of studying a population for its mean), it is correct for many kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/26
I think it's related to Cloudflare's DDOS protection. It'll work if you listen in a web browser or download it from my website. I will try to fix this soon. curi Podcast Discussion 2019/08/25
> When trying to play any episode of the FI podcast through the iPhone podcast app I get an error message: > "Episode Unavailable > This episode is temporarily unavailable from 'Fallible Ideas Podcast'." > Not sure why this is happening. It was Anonymous Podcast Discussion 2019/08/25
Error in podcast? Anonymous Podcast Discussion 2019/08/25
Sense of life N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/25
In your podcast *Philosopher's Mistakes* ( https://curi.us/files/podcasts/philosophers-mistakes.mp3 ) you say that Ayn Rand got some things about psychiatry wrong. What did AR get wrong about psychiatry? N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/25
#13373 Why did you describe your FYI as "technically false" instead of just plain "false"? Alisa Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/25
1 billion seconds Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/24
> #13367 > It claims "correct in general" then claims what you wrote was "sufficient" in context and then says "could later clarify if it became relevant" (suggesting it's not a problem or error, just a reasonable choice not to include every detail kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/24
#13365 I wasn't able to figure out how to get Apple's calendar to remind me again the next day for an event. However, I was able to use the Reminders app to create a recurring monthly reminder. Once a reminder comes due, I think the Reminders app will Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/23
Correcting errors in logic/math (and abstract reasoning more generally) Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/23
> You will always be able to ask for more details and more clarification, no matter how much detail I provide. Deduction is only *airtight* arguments where there are no details or clarifications left out. E.g.: All men are mortal. Socrates is a curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/23
#13367 > I knew that what I was writing was correct in general, and I felt that was sufficient for a brief side note that wasn't a premise to my argument and that we could later clarify if it became relevant. This text appears to deny that it w curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/23
Archero is a freemium mobile game where you can pay to get better gear way faster ppl complain about these and there are downsides but they balanced the game to make it HARD for free players to encourage ppl to buy stuff. but they also have to b curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/23
You do not think that I have already admitted the error in my statement? kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/23
>Sullivan described Mrs Hodgins [who murder-suicided her son and herself] as someone who 'adored her son. They were very close.' >She added that however parents with autistic children are 'very close to that line of going over the edge.' i.e: sh Anonymous Autism and Murder 2019/08/23
#13364 You can have a calendar reminder and then either do it that day *or* have it remind you tomorrow. And keep having it remind you tomorrow until you actually do it. This will help you remember compared to no reminder. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/22
Reviewing and updating my Paths Forward document often enough Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/22
My Paths Forward document rendering as raw text Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/22
A forgotten item to revisit in my Paths Forward document Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/22
It is unreasonable to say "irrespective" of X when you know that it only works with some X and not other X. That is conditional on X, not irrespective of X. That's sort of the opposite. So you made a mistake. But you still seem to be unwilling to judg curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/22
> Regardless of your intention, you made a false claim which *did* contradict me in a big way, right? And it would not have contradicted me if you'd made the non-exaggerated, true version of the claim instead? > The issue is that your statement con kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/22
> I was not trying to contradict one of your claims with my sub point. Regardless of your intention, you made a false claim which *did* contradict me in a big way, right? And it would not have contradicted me if you'd made the non-exaggerated, tru curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/22
Let me try be clearer then. I was not trying to contradict one of your claims with my sub point. I was just trying to allude to the fact that CLT means that we are standing on good grounds for inferring the mean for the types of populations we had bee kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/22
Discussion tree example. Put the text into the box at the URL: http://www.ironcreek.net/syntaxtree/ [communism! [but-incentives [ppl-will-work-for-the-cause [no-ppl-r-selfish] [also-ppl-are-lazy [get-whips that-is-mean]]]] [but-freedom [earning- curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/21
> Here’s what I’m doing exactly: > 1. Rotate d-stick 2 rotations, then keep it in the direction I want to go. This starts a spin. > 2. Then press B. This starts a jump. > 3. Then immediately press and hold ZL. This starts a groundpound. > 4. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/08/21
If I go back to what you regard as the main point, my expectation is that another sub-point will come up where you're wrong. I expect that will repeat indefinitely because you do not appreciate and resolve corrections on sub-points, and the errors on curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/21
#13339 > It helps to put your introspection into words. That makes it easier to analyze and look for flaws. Speaking outloud is better than speaking in your head. Recording your voice is better than not recording. Writing is the best. Interesti Alisa Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/21
> Yet from my reading she did not say that humans have no predispositions that they inherit, only that such predispositions are so general that they don’t amount to much beyond certain capacities, such as curiosity, etc. Example, we don’t, accordi curi Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2019/08/21
Great take-down of Nyquist Tom Burroughes Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2019/08/21
I like *Reedy* (Chrome extension). I find it is easier to use for websites but it only shows one word at a time whereas *Spreeder* can show more than one word at a time. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/21
#13338 #13336 #1334 Thanks for that - makes sense. Wow, spreeder is great! Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/21
Yes, that FYI is technically false outside CLT, but I did clarify that I was referring to CLT in my follow up response. However, the FYI was not a major point of my argument being used to refute you as you suggest. It was a side note that I kept br kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/21
> Your example breaks one of CLT's definitional requirements (non-zero variance). You did not state that exception despite my asking about exceptions. So I stated it. I take it that you agree. So then isn't the claim: > (FYI, the distribution curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
Your example breaks one of CLT's definitional requirements (non-zero variance). Fortunately, our inference of the mean is still going to lead us right in this case. I'm not sure we will be making much progress here. Did you wanna have a look at som kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13344 For example, imagine a population of a million widgets where the value of their foo trait is 7 for all of them. You take 1000 samples of 1000 widgets and record the mean foo trait in the sample. Each time the mean is 7. So *you do not get a nor curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
Do you mean more requirements than what is provided by its mathematical definition? What do you have in mind? kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13342 There are more requirements than that, including ones that can easily come up in daily life. Agree or disagree? curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
Yes. CLT has requirements for its "area of applicability" (e.g. mean and variance of the distribution must exist, finitely). So if we are dealing with a distribution that fails one of these requirements then we can't apply CLT exactly. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13340 Let's try this again. CLT has exceptions. They are well known and Googlable. It's also not that hard to think of some yourself. They extend to a lot more cases than an undefined mean. Are you familiar with and do you understand some of the e curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13337 If we want to consider applications outside of CLT's defined area of applicability, then I'm sure we could say it has exceptions. Such as trying to find the mean of a population which has an undefined mean. If you look back you will see kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13288 Something I forgot to say in the podcast: It helps to put your introspection into words. That makes it easier to analyze and look for flaws. Speaking outloud is better than speaking in your head. Recording your voice is better than not recordin curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/20
#13333 Sure mental cross-training can help. E.g. that's what this is: https://curi.us/2198-mario-odyssey-discussion It's also a significant purpose of: http://fallibleideas.com/grammar Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/20
#13332 Repeating: Do you believe CLT has any exceptions? curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13333 Regarding #1: Sure, why not? Some ideas have more reach than others. https://beginningofinfinity.com/glossary : > *Reach*: The ability of an idea about one topic to be useful for another topic. General purpose ideas have high reach. Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/20
#13326 Thx. Sounds interesting. Will give it a shot and see if I like it. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/20
#13333 Regarding #2: http://curi.us/1707-reading-resources N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/20
1. Do you think mental 'cross-training' exists? E.g. doing pure maths or programming or physics helps you think about abstractions more generally and be a better abstract problem-solver or... being a better reader helps you integrate ideas verbally? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/20
#13181 Ok, so it was the grammar of 'distribution of sample mean' vs 'distribution of sample means' which was the confusion. You understand what I was referring to now which is good. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
What do you think of today's movies and the philosophy that they portray? Even the hero movies of today focus more on the fallen part of the hero more than the heroic in them (on the "cold sore" as Rand wrote in *The Romantic Manifesto*). Why do you t N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/19
Unit tests for knowledge Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/19
Youngblood - "say you need me" Sleepy Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/19
Benedict Evans miscapitalizes "YouTube" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/18
#13318 I haven't read them enough to do a podcast on that. I know Jefferson said some awful things like: > The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. I dislike Thomas Paine after reading his * curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/18
#13320 Decent level of realism. Business stuff that isn't total fluff. E.g. more serious business interactions than Suits had. Less focused on romantic relationships or sex (or jokes) than comparable shows. Pretty plot based instead of episodic. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/18
#13322 Can you link to a representative, productive, impressive discussion by that community? Anonymous The Four Best Books 2019/08/18
Nicholas Dykes, supposed Objectivist critic of Popper, is a passive-minded Kantian. https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a-refutation-of-nicholas-dykes-on-karl-popper/#comment-19447 https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a- curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/18
>> for the DD stuff, there’s only one living tradition available > 1. On the internet, there is a large Twitter community (which is much friendlier and diverse than the Fallible Ideas community) -- https://twitter.com/daviddeutschoxf The DD tw Anonymous The Four Best Books 2019/08/18
> for the DD stuff, there’s only one living tradition available 1. On the internet, there is a large Twitter community (which is much friendlier and diverse than the Fallible Ideas community) -- https://twitter.com/daviddeutschoxf 2. There is Anonymous The Four Best Books 2019/08/18
Good summary of Oberlin vs Gibson's Bakery Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/18
> I like the TV show Succession. Season 2 just started. I watch less TV than I used to. I'm having a harder time finding stuff I like. What do you like about * Succession*? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/17
>> I will make sure to watch Feynman's lectures on computation. > That's a book. Thanks. I was hoping for it to be both as Feynman is a great lecturer. Anonymous Programming Discussion 2019/08/17
What's your opinion of the American founding fathers as intellectuals? Have a favorite among them? A least favorite? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/17
Another way to learn programming Richard P Programming Discussion 2019/08/16
This is a decent book on some early speculative bubbles, like the Dutch tulip bubble: https://mises.org/library/early-speculative-bubbles-and-increases-supply-money oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/16
#13313 Ok. I will start looking there and if I have follow up questions I'll post them here. N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
#13308 You can get some hints from LT's rationalizations. And from how he rationalized his attack on Rand.[1] He also e.g. accuses me of not giving people enough of a viable alternative to change their mind to which is accessible from where they ar curi I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/16
#13310 I've talked about that before and recommended literature too, e.g. Horowitz's *Shadow Party* book and Discover the Networks webpages. If you start looking into it and have a question that'd be more interesting to me than asking for an introduct curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
> I will make sure to watch Feynman's lectures on computation. That's a book. Anonymous Programming Discussion 2019/08/16
> What are some of the evil key players that are pushing bad ideas in the world? Could you elaborate a little about them and why they are evil? I'm thinking about people such as Soros, Alinsky, and Klein (Naomi) - to name a few. Also, would you put Ch N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
What are some of the evil key players that are pushing bad ideas in the world? Could you elaborate a little about them and why they are evil? I'm thinking about people such as Soros, Alinsky, and Klein (Naomi) - to name a few. Also, would you put Chom N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
#13307 Fundamentals regarding how it works mostly. I'm reading *Simply Scheme* instead of *SICP* as I found *SICP* too advanced for my present understanding. I will make sure to watch Feynman's lectures on computation. Thank you. N Programming Discussion 2019/08/16
I wonder what Deutsch thinks about all this. I wonder what he's telling himself about why he left FI and about whether and why his philosophy has changed. Another Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/16
Depends what you want to know. I like SICP and Feynman's lectures on computation. curi Programming Discussion 2019/08/15
Appart from DD's books, what books / sources do you recommend for learning more about how computers and computation works for someone starting out to learn about this? N Programming Discussion 2019/08/15
#13268 I talked about this on stream a bit at https://youtu.be/gg3wZ3oC1kc around approximately 2:15:00. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/15
#13303 Serotonin is involved with thinking. The details are not well understood. But it's understood to have some broad, wide role (kinda like neurons are not fully understood but are understood to play some role in ~all thinking). Why would peo curi Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/08/15
I am only replying to the notion that character traits themselves are not heritable. I think there is already a high enough level of evidence that suggests personality traits themselves are in fact highly heritable and not just through shared envi Anonymous Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/08/15
I like the TV show Succession. Season 2 just started. I watch less TV than I used to. I'm having a harder time finding stuff I like. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/15
Chilipad Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/14
TheRatWay wrote on the FI Discord re https://curi.us/2124-critical-rationalism-epistemology-explanations#c13292 : > Curi I am a bit confused at your response here. >> If it's a universal theory (X), and you (tentatively) accept one failed observ curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2019/08/14
#13297 No. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/13
Have you considered criticizing ads like you did songs? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/13
#13296 Do you have any ideas for something else that would work? Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/12
#13285 > re tradition of criticism, that's an alternative to authority. Is a tradition of criticism the only workable alternative to authority that is compatible with the quest for good explanations? Or is there some other reason that nothing Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/12
#13275 That makes sense. It wouldn't be correct to say the initial conditions are more important to the causation of a 'personality' than any of subsequent interaction either. Each interaction caused that personality. Not any individual interaction. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/12
https://mises.org/library/misesian-vision > I'm reminded of the experience of an economist associated with the Mises Institute who was invited to Kazakhstan after the fall of the Soviet Union. He was to advise them on a transition to free markets. Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/08/12
When, if ever, do you think it is appropriate to voice disagreement against the way someone is parenting their child? Presumably, there are situations where one sees bad parenting and doesn't want their silence to be interpreted as sanction. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/12
https://medium.com/@thecratway/a-practice-in-refutation-9a060d9abdc9 > Indeed. I will also add that we don't reject a theory just from 1 failed observation. We must also have a better theory in place. One that explains what the previous theory succ curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2019/08/12
IMO try listening to some Peikoff material and see how you like it (also read my notes if you haven't). Give it a chance. You might enjoy comparing what he says to what you've learned. And now (with grammar stuff fresh in your mind) is a better time f curi Anne Discussion 2019/08/12
Status Update Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/08/12
#13271 >> I don't agree. Not destroying something that others find pretty is not the same as seeking approval. Destroying the pretty is sometimes just the approval seeking from others. Just look at some fairly recent trends - how lady Gaga dresses o N Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/12
When you introspect. How do you make sure you are being honest and are not rationalizing? N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/12
We use autopilot when we walk or use a fork. Those aren't anti-rational memes. You have to autopilot some things to free up attention for other stuff – you can't focus on everything at once. Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/12
#13282 The DD tweet links to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO3DPSOeVC4 which mentions BoI and Sam Harris's book "Waking Up". The Harris books is about meditation and mindfulness. I haven't read the Harris book, but everything I oh my god it's turpentine I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/12
> How does "[t]he quest for good explanations" "impl[y]" Deutsch's "criterion for reality"? It's not a logical implication, but it's a view which works well if you see explanations as primary. re tradition of criticism, that's an alternative to Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/11
#13281 But if it was a close friend of yours and you saw a big error they were making, wouldn't that be a compromise? I guess it would depend on the motivation for not addressing the error. If you thought that your friendship depended on avoiding t Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
BoI on "[t]he quest for good explanations" and Deutsch's "criterion for reality" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/11
The fuck is wrong with DD lately? https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/1160250497699340289 Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/11
#13280 In practice today ~everyone does not want truth-seeking discussion. People respond badly to idea sharing outside of certain limits/boundaries. I try anyway, for various reasons, but I don't see why doing something else instead would be a compro curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
#13279 Thank you. My concern was mostly that Roark's neglecting to truth seek with Wynand bordered compromising. Given the context of the story, and the learning from experience attitude, that makes sense. But in the world today, outside of the con Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
#13278 Rand's characters under-communicate in general in my opinion. It comes up more in Atlas Shrugged, but also e.g. with Dominique needing to learn on her own through life experience, somehow, instead of she and Roark doing a bunch of truth-seeking curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
Why didn't Roark tell Wynand that the worst kind of second-hander is a power seeker? I'm thinking of their discussion of second-handers on Wynand's yacht. Why withhold that information from Wynand? What does Roark have to gain from that choice? Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
I read Lucifer Curves: The Legacy of Lead Poisoning https://www.amazon.com/Lucifer-Curves-Legacy-Lead-Poisoning-ebook/dp/B01I3LTR4W It's pretty good. The first chapter about Lucifer was awful and pointless. Just skip it. There's a lot of correla curi What To Read 2019/08/10
I read parts of Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. I read the first like 8% and didn't like it. So I read a bit around 50%, 75%, and 90% through and then the Epilogue, and I got a much better idea of what the book is and that I don't want to read it. I curi What To Read 2019/08/10
#13254 I talked about this on my stream at https://youtu.be/EiPMrvQYx5w?t=6360 curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/10
A trick for solving problems that should be possible but seem impossible Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/10
Owen Benjamin has been getting deplatformed. Here is some blatant fair use that YouTube copyright struck him for: https://twitter.com/OwenComedy/status/1158710740477456384 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/10
Playlist of my philosophy streams on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKx6lO5RmaeuXinlXLiZtm16HNE20KPdL curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/10
reply to #13246 Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/10
With one meaning, there can be times when you think all stealing is wrong. You have different ideas at different times. With the other one, you have a single idea at all times which says some stealing is wrong and some is right. In the one case, Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
>> then I think you're missing the point. > You seem to be missing the point that Alisa was speaking narrowly about limited issues, and then asked if you could point out a false statement. I wondered about that point, which is why I wrote this: Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Gene-interaction and 'personality' (free will part) PA Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
#13247 Start with individual tests. It's important to find patterns in the testing and refactor to have more generic tests which can replace 3+ previous tests. Same as normal DRY coding. If you have a bunch of one-line tests which just call a libra curi Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
#13265 Saying "Some people [...] believe that [X]" is not stating X. Saying something like "Sometimes I believe X" also is not stating X. > then I think you're missing the point. You seem to be missing the point that Alisa was speaking narrow Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
> If you can identify a single false statement in the post of mine to which you replied, I would appreciate hearing about it. I think believing the idea "that it's morally worse to lie to someone else than it is to lie to yourself" is a mistake. Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Scenarios in which you could lie to yourself w/out lying to others? Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
#13258 If you can identify a single false statement in the post of mine to which you replied, I would appreciate hearing about it. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
YouTube average watch time is buggy. Here it shows as being considerably longer than the stream's total time: [image] curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
I have read VoS but do not remember this part. I will revisit it. Thank you, Kate. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/09
Have you studied this essay by Rand (+ lots of other Oism material)? If not, maybe you'd get some insight from doing that. VoS — "How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?”: >And then, on some gray, middle-aged morning, suc Kate Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/09
My comment is a response to #13252. Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Morality isn't primarily about others Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Gene-environment interaction and 'personality' a different anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
lying Anne B Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Have Rand, Szasz or any other of the big thinkers anything to say on nostalgia? I have never been much for it, but as I have faced a rough half a year on a couple of fronts (personal as well as business) I have developed a strong nostalgia for the 80' Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/09
Gene-environment interaction and 'personality' Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
#13250 Thanks for the page update option in the meantime. I really like the new video postings. Unfortunately I haven't been able to join in live more than once, but having it available afterwards is very good and helps to understand the posts on a N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/08
To avoid lying to others, you have to avoid lying to yourself Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/08
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell got suspended from Twitter for sharing a video showing people making violent threats against *him* https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/07/mitch-mcconnell-campaign-suspended-from-twitter-for-highlightin Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/08
#13248 Cloudflare protection is back on for now. The bots came back after a few days of having it off. I have been busy. I will work on this problem but it may be over a week more before I do. In the meantime, if you don't want to wait you could find curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/08
> Arriving Today: Your Amazon package with Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Dishwand, #1 Selling Dishwand Brand (1 Dishwand Total). It's funny how they put advertisements/marketing/bragging into product titles. Makes sense though when Amazon is going to te Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/08
Is it on my part or does the RSS feed no loger work with the site? Because the Cloudflare looks to be disabled now, so that should no longer be the issue I reckon. I'm using Vienna. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/07
Unit tests for knowledge Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/07
>>I remember my mom told me that when I was like 4 years old I was trying to cut my lashes because my teacher said she liked my lashes or something like that. >Most people wind up seeking approval of others pretty early, but you were going the othe Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/07
#13241 Why doesn't he discuss Mises? Mises is better on every economic topic than Hayek. oh my god it's turpentine Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/06
#13236 I wrote: >> I could try to notice when I'm acting social (which is not THAT often, I think) Anon replied: > I'd guess it's most of the time, or at least most of the time you're around anyone other than family. Ok. I will modify my p Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/06
i like the idea of using non-intellectual activities as breaks, im going to try to do that because it doesnt seem like a hard thing to implement. >I write more, and edit less, than most writers. in the past, i did alot more editing than writin internetrules Writing Update 2019/08/06
#13241 I want some Objectivist intellectuals and leaders who *agree with Objectivism*. Is that too much to ask? Am I the only one? curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/06
https://www.hbletter.com/how-ayn-rands-philosophy-can-rescue-hayeks-economics/ > In economics, Hayek makes great contributions > But in philosophy, the story is different: Hayek is more conservative than radical. No mention of Rand calling H curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/06
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/08/06/nolte-new-york-times-changes-trump-headline-appease-far-left-extremists/ NYT wrote a factual headline describing a speech Trump gave. Leftists complained and NYT made the headline biased Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/06
#13233 Indeed, because doing Philosophy and changing anyone's mind/the way we educate people requires one: 1. To know the Philosophy. 2. Access to the institutions to then gain decision making authority in order to noticeably change them (within Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/06
> I could try to notice when I'm acting social (which is not THAT often, I think) I'd guess it's most of the time, or at least most of the time you're around anyone other than family. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/05
RIP DD curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
Cloudflare terminates service for 8chan Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13231 I do some remote, freelance software engineering too. It's easier to make money that way. Academia is possible – it can work – but I don't think it's a good option in general. Maybe if someone is already invested in it. But everything curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13204 Good point. Acting social is a major factor in lying. For one thing, acting social commonly involves telling *white lies*. I could try to notice when I'm acting social (which is not THAT often, I think) and to be extra alert for lies during Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/05
Jobs in society today Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
David Deutsch on Ayn Rand Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13226 Thanks very much! Makes sense. PA Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-299?e=6d10385a84 > London has vastly more security cameras than any other city in a democracy and is exploring face recognition. The [article link](https://www.ft.com/content/f4779de6-b1e0-11e Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/05
Cloudflare deplatformed 8chan. Will 4chan be next? https://new.blog.cloudflare.com/terminating-service-for-8chan/ Cloudflare's post calls the US First Amendment a "libertarian" policy (this is a hint that they disapprove of it) and distances the Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/05
#13218 I discussed this at https://youtu.be/iik19Zg_7NU?t=1025 (starts at 17min) curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13224 idk i haven't been following the details much. ppl should try reading Mises... None of the big actors understand economics so they're all making a mess. And that's not specific to the current leadership – if it wasn't Trump, it'd be someone e curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/05
What is your perspective on the recent stock market downturn that people are attributing to China's devaluation of their currency in response to Trump's tariff threats? Supposedly the currency devaluation is what the market is reacting strongly to. Do Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/05
> I'm the Anon who wrote #13206. > I remember my mom told me that when I was like 4 years old I was trying to cut my lashes because my teacher said she liked my lashes or something like that. > I explained this to my daughter and she said that Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/05
#13219 Stats are not *excluded*, they just aren't primary or sufficient. The approach needed is *critical rationalism*. It is an *epistemology* (philosophy of knowledge) which explains *how learning works*. In particular, we learn by *conjectures a curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/05
Historical pictures of the world trade center buildings. Click to other days for other pictures. A reminder of what was destroyed. http://historyloversclub.com/historical-pictures-of-the-world-trade-center-buildings/5/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
What to do if the following AS passage resonates a lot with me and is painful > "It is not any crime you have ever committed that infects your soul with permanent guilt, it is none of your failures, errors or flaws, but the blank-out by which you a Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/05
> You must try to explain what is causing X and Y to correlate so that you can determine first if it's a coincidence or not, and second you can know what kind of changes to the situation would affect it. What are some approaches to do this if stati Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/05
First question PA Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13215 https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/112996/any-followed-by-singular-or-plural-countable-nouns > [any] can modify either plural count nouns or singular mass nouns Idk if that's right, but you can read more from that page and oth Anonymous English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/08/04
> I also think that "then people will" should be replaced with "people will". If the sentence started with "If" instead of "Any times", then the part after the comma would be grammatically correct as it stands. Do you have a reason? Anonymous English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/08/04
"Any times" and "then" Alisa English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/08/04
re #13206 - not about science Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
What does the paper have to say about causes? From the conclusions section: > genetic measures are likely endogenous to family environment, so one must be careful before assigning a causal interpretation to the gene-outcome gradients that we observ curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
#13211 It's 95 pages. Not a "low bar"! Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
https://twitter.com/NWPapageorge/status/1157306414332878848 > It's clear most tweets are from ppl who did not read our paper. And he makes recurring complaints related to this like: > Publicly available genetic data linked to large data sets Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
If X correlates with Y in situation Z, you cannot know from that whether X will correlate with Y in situation W. You have *zero information* about that. (Even if you call the new situation Z2 and point out that it has many big similarities to Z). Y curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
Bad critics cause signal/noise problems. I guess he'd have more success getting worthwhile criticism on a discussion forum instead of on Twitter. Not that I think he actually wants it. Bad critics also provide a smokescreen to 1) pretend you addressed curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/705415 > We show that genetic endowments linked to educational attainment strongly and robustly predict wealth at retirement. This assumes a static culture. It doesn’t show that those genes curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
Twin studies don't understand causes and don't address what would happen in a different environment (like a different society and culture). But our society and culture change on a daily basis, they aren't constant, so twin studies are always wrong. Th Dagny Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
> Or it could be more complicated, e.g. maybe less infant smiling could result in more alienation from the parent which could tend to result in being better at math. That’s interesting. My mom said that she didn’t see me smile until 1 month ol Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
#13171 Unit tests for knowledge are basically the same concept as a library of criticism. That library of criticisms that you check new ideas against is your test suite. It needs to be built up gradually with *high quality* tests. People with a bunch curi Alisa Discussion 2019/08/04
#13203 You were visibly doing some social stuff (which is inherently not truth-oriented in some ways, which is similar to bias). Exaggerating some praise was one of the social things. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/03
Example of a lie: hand soap at the kitchen sink Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/03
> - for the cap kingdom boss, I noticed that after the first hit on the boss, smallant jumps onto 1 of the 3 green hats, ending the 3 hat sequence practically before it starts. When I tried it, I must have jumped on the wrong hat because the hat seque Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/08/02
Typos Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/02
Some thoughts on seasteading and medical tourism: 1) govts already tolerate medical tourism. Hosting Medical Tourism is not similar to running something super criminal where they might plausibly send the Navy out against u 2) people already trav Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/02
> that they were giving *me him* reliable info > Being in accurate Typos. Content makes sense. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/01
On lying and being inaccurate Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/01
can u teach me how to hack stuff bizzap Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
PHP is just terrible. Awful to use, awful design, total mess. It's far worse than sorta-comparable languages like ruby, python, perl, etc. curi Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Thanks, Curi. Since most of what I will be doing is considered small projects, Ruby it shall be. Btw, why never use PHP? It seems to be the most popular framework: https://www.similartech.com/categories/framework N Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
I don't strongly recommend Ruby. Other stuff, e.g. Swift or javascript, is OK. Ruby has better design principles (e.g. the consistent everything-is-an-object design vs. Python's inconsistent mix) and is more lisp-like and functional-programming-friend curi Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Curi, why do you recommend Ruby over Python (or any other language)? N Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Math N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/01
I'm combining *Simply Scheme* with https://poignant.guide to learn the fundamentals of coding as well as Ruby. It was great advice. My reason for doing this is that I always run in to the constraint of not having good enough coders (or any at all) N Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Calculating the number of 6-digit sequences in which each digit occurs at most 2 times Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/31
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuYAoLRVNGo Good parody of Tew. Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/31
it worked. thanks. Anonymous RSS Feed 2019/07/31
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #11 7:15 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/31
#13153 Will it work now? My post and comment RSS feeds were broken for me in Vienna due to Cloudflare's anti-DDOS mode. I just disabled that and the site doesn't seem to be under attack anymore and now the feeds work again. I also added the podcast fe curi RSS Feed 2019/07/30
#13184 Thanks. I will check it out. I'm interested trying out the game approach to changing habits. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
#13183 I dunno exactly but I talked about this on my stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z93KKNbycgo I'm not sure exactly where, I think it came up on and off, there's some stuff around 72min. One thing I suggested was watching Games Done Quick curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
What games do you recommend for speedrunning on Xbox 360? N Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
Error in #13154 Josh Jordan Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/30
> You should read the first paragraph of the page I linked. Does it make sense then? I already read that. No. Talking about plural *means* with the singular word *mean* does not make sense. And that page just never really explains what it's talking curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/30
https://medium.com/@thecratway/how-does-knowledge-grow-839256058ce > We seek out criticisms to our guess and look for methods to falsify it. If we falsify the guess then we guess something different and repeat. If we fail to falsify the guess, we a curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2019/07/30
#13177 I will move my programming questions there. Thanks, Curi. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/30
A "conjunction" joins two (occasionally more) *separate* things. Separate means non-nested: neither thing is inside the other. A conjunction goes *in between* things and it isn't part of the things in joins. Examples: "John *and* Sue went to the pa curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/07/30
#13175 OK I made a topic: https://curi.us/2210-programming-discussion And in Finder use the Go menu and Go To Folder. Or in terminal: *pwd* shows current path *open X* opens path X in finder if X is a folder (it can also open files) *cd X* curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/30
Overwatch coach with username "JohnGalt" writes intelligent explanations about how he picked players for a team: https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqvcip curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/30
I'm starting to learn Ruby today. I'm using https://poignant.guide/ to get started. As I couldn't find any dedicated discussion thread for coding and it is 2019 I'm posting here. I use MacOS Mojave. Right away I ran into a problem. Super basic. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/30
“'Don’t be so sure—nobody can be certain of anything.' Bertrand Russell’s gibberish to the contrary notwithstanding, that pronouncement includes itself; therefore, one cannot be sure that one cannot be sure of anything. The pronouncement means N Communists Didn't Mean Well 2019/07/30
more practice in the Cascade kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #10 7:30 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
Unit testing knowledge Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/07/29
#13149 The attack is not a DDOS. They are trying to find an insecure URL to hack something. They keep changing URLs so my current caching system is not helping. My cache system is not great and I could improve it later when I have time, but it's been curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/29
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #8 7:29 and #9 7:14 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/29
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speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #7 7:34 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/29
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more practice up to end of Cascade kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/28
Volvo ad features gay male couple in U.S.A., straight couple in Poland Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/28
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>> It’s not a typo. “The distribution of the sample mean” *does* make sense. > You have not explained how it makes sense and the quote you give does not explain how it makes sense. A mean of (a trait of) a sample is a single number. A single kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/28
> It’s not a typo. “The distribution of the sample mean” *does* make sense. You have not explained how it makes sense and the quote you give does not explain how it makes sense. A mean of (a trait of) a sample is a single number. A single num curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/28
>> (FYI, the distribution of the sample mean approaches normality with greater sample size irrespective of underlying population distribution) > I misread it. But I think it doesn't make sense. I read it without the word "mean". I read "... the dis keiren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/27
Mistake in my last comment GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/27
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #5 7:42 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/27
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #4 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/27
Homelessness is like unemployment. It’s not natural. The government causes unemployment by making rules to limit hiring and employment. If a job isn’t high enough quality in various ways the government cares about, you can’t have it. You may get Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/26
False beliefs about rent control Josh Jordan Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/26
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Lol - as was your website. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/26
I’m busy. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/25
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Cosmopolitan and Helen Gurley Brown Frisco First Date Opener 2019/07/25
[11:08 AM] curi: BTW I think drinking coffee regularly (or alcohol) is bad. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/25
From Discord (join link at the bottom at http://fallibleideas.com/discussion ) [10:56 AM] curi: Not sure what the situation with food is. I think having food you like, when you want it, is important. One important part of that is being able to cont curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/25
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/25
Status Update Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/07/25
Comparing my time to the best GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/25
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #1 9:17 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/25
Siblings turning out so different Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/25
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Fact check: 50 powers of 10 Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/20
#13136 Shouldn't 90% be N%? The argument doesn't depend on it being 90 rather than 77, so there is no reason to introduce 90 as part of the constant form of the argument instead of as a variable part. Similarly, "%" means "per 100" but the argument Logician Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/20
> After I'm able to do a speed run of the whole game without having to check the videos or my ordered list, then I should start recording my times. From this point going forward, I’ll be measuring my progress by checking to see that my times are get Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/20
Kieren, I'm really busy currently and haven't read much of what you wrote. But 2 quick things: > > Actually that is trivially false. If you are competent at the matters you are claiming to have knowledge of, you ought to be able to *disprove* that. curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/20
#13133 And adding to the question, here is the Safeway judgment that sent me $20, what about that one specifically? http://www.safewaygrocerydeliveryclassaction.com Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/20
What is your view of class action lawsuits? Is it a good thing that they exist? What about cases where big numbers of people are getting like $20 checks for some harm that allegedly befell them? Is that something courts should deal with? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/20
Rethinking my whole process of learning speedrunning GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/20
The Empire Strikes Back in Concert Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/19
You can keep going after crashing into a wall, IMO. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/19
speed running from start of Cap kingdom to the 1st door GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/19
#13127 > You could still find a way to keep going and get up the stairs, even if you didn't use the planned triple jump. Your mistake probably only lost like 3 seconds. Hmm. I thought losing 3 seconds is too much to lose. I guess I've set the st GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/19
> Yes. Btw I made some errors that I thought I recovered from. Yes. That's good. There were cases where it looked like maybe you weren't doing that, e.g.: > 8th try: failed. I noticed that I veered right too much resulting in not being in positi Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
Some comments on overreaching from the [Fallible Ideas Discord chatroom](https://discord.gg/B3nCeCJ) today: [7:48 PM] curi: If you have experience both with projects where you get overwhelmed (that's a typical way that overreaching feels) and proje curi Time-Based Metric For Overreaching 2019/07/18
> And the argument *does not mean* what you're taking it to mean. E.g. it never said that "[All] Policies that negatively affect our future are bad." You're reading it as making claims it did not make and which its author could easily disagree with. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/18
#13009 > Let's try this. Can you specify the form of the deduction(s) that you're trying to use? That means you present the deduction with variables (structure words to show the *form* of the argument and that it doesn't depend on the specific cont kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/18
false statements and non sequiturs Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/18
#13121 Yes. Btw I made some errors that I thought I recovered from. Here are examples: #13108 > Failed on the 9th try. My 2nd jump landed on the stairs instead of the ground before the stairs. It seemed just as fast though. To clarify, GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
#13119 It's good to try getting things right, in detail. But you may also be being overly perfectionist. Keep in mind that the full speedrun is an hour. A big part of speedrunning is *recovering from errors*. Some of your errors seem like things you c curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
IIRC, Wright has been mentioned here before: https://www.hbletter.com/ HBL offers a free 2-week trial if you want to ask your questions there. Kate Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/07/18
speed running Cap kingdom up to first bridge - session 3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
Missing "of" (postmortem of grammar error) Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/17
https://reason.com/1981/02/01/love-canal/ Summary: Lovel Canal was a fraud. The chemical company was by far the most responsible and moral actor in what happened. The school board only got the property by threatening to take it with eminent domain, Dagny Politics Discussion 2019/07/17
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2019-07-17.html Good article. The left is so bad at picking people in jail to defend. They picked a *drug Kingpin* involved with 23+ murders. If you picked prisoners to say "This man should be released" at *random* Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/17
I don't have opinions on Frank Lloyd Wright buildings or other IRL architecture. I don't know. I have not researched architecture. I also don't know anyone who would have good answers about this. curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/07/17
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html I asked Ron to identify which quotes from a DD physics paper – that Ron claimed to have studied and understand, had had recommended to others – that he disagreed with. He said curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/17
Israel N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/17
Howard Roark N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/07/17
speed running Cap kingdom up to first bridge - session 2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/17
Mixing up "D" and "|D|", part 2 Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/16
Mixing up "D" and "|D|", part 1 Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/16
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Elliot's fix to a grammar error involving parallelism Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/15
[image] These actually weren't fair use. I just played some music while streaming today. But the video doesn't get blocked and those parts don't get muted, so it seems fair enough. (Muting the music sec curi YouTube and Fair Use 2019/07/15
WRT the drowning child: I think there's social status to be gained from having personally jumped in and saved a kid from drowning. I don't think that's why most people would do it in the first place, but once they've done it then the social status gai Andy Morality 2019/07/15
Check the cap kingdom time in the world record. Add 20%. See if you can get that time. If not, don't call it easy 😈 Triple jumping off stairs and railings works. You may have timed your jump late. However, if you slid against a wall (e.g. so tha Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/15
so the beginner speed run (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIr3hPpGjm4&list=PLiinoyifvFb64od8RyqPFmVqDrFwkgaa0&index=3&t=0s) skips the part where you land on the bridge's railing. that's a lot easier. I watched up to the point where Mario walks th GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/15
That's a good factor. The one I had in mind last night is that only the people in the area can help the drowning child. It's time-sensitive and location-sensitive. You might literally be the only person who can save him. With spending $5 to help curi Morality 2019/07/15
Some info on censorship by Facebook. The page also has other criticisms of Facebook: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook#Censorship Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/15
Some Google censorship info (by left-biased wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_by_Google Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/15
https://twitter.com/Modernicide__ [image] His new YouTube channel current has 11k subs. It's a *gamer* channel, not politics. Deplatforming is constantly happening to people, and many of them are p Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/15
One relevant factor: I have high confidence that if I jump in and save the child drowning nearby, the child actually gets saved. I don't have high confidence that if I send $5 to some charity that claims to be saving children in Africa, a child Andy Morality 2019/07/15
How to make corrections clearly Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/14
https://blog.jaibot.com/the-copenhagen-interpretation-of-ethics/ Good post about morality. I agree with the main point – you shouldn't be immune from criticism for being uninvolved, or attacked for not doing more when you make things somewhat bet curi Morality 2019/07/14
https://twitter.com/stucchio/status/1150573563226681344 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/14
Tew is kinda like Mallory. He has some talent, some skill, some ability to actually think and produce. But he's miserable. He's wasting his life just like Mallory was when Roark found Mallory. Tew drinks and makes, what, 3 hours of philosophy content curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/14
Tew likes to say he's like Dominique in "The Fountainhead", see this video: https://youtu.be/Hg7M7_FPZ-o?t=680 The Dominique part starts at around 15 minutes, but I linked to the video starting at about 11 minutes to give some context. I thin oh my god it's turpentine Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/14
Tew is captive to his audience :) Entertaining any non dogmatic objectist idea will make him lose donors People pay to be on Bingswanger list because they are sure not to encounter any opposing views Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/14
https://www.rt.com/news/464051-finnish-study-no-evidence-warming/ > Finnish study finds ‘practically no’ evidence for man-made climate change > The results of the study were soon corroborated by researchers in Japan. > In a paper publishe Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/13
do u think dark matter is real bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
"boring statements" as an error category Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
Standard tip: If a word ends in "ly", it's probably an adverb. Advanced tip: If a word has a *synonym* that ends in "ly", it's probably an adverb. This advanced tip it's from Justin in his [video about part 3 of the grammar article](https://www. curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/07/13
If a video has 60 frames per second and 600 Kbps (kilobits per second), then to some approximate every frame has 10,000 bits of information. That means there are 2^10000 possible images that could be displayed in each frame and the bits specify which curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
There is more physics discussion on the FI group. There are recent topics related to material in comments here. Example: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/9kn3pooykB0/ov_WEqqCBQAJ Look for threads with [physics] in the subject curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
How do I get my 15 yo daughter to stop sending naked pictures of herself to boys? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/13
Alan wrote: Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
#13082 They're mostly badly-controlled, badly-randomized, use non-representative samples, have terrible measurement standards (e.g. badly written surveys), aren't reproducible, and *study correlation instead of causation*. Here is an example of ter curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/13
Psychology research N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/13
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > You appear to have lost the plot here. But before that you said: > Yes, and your restatement of my position was exactly right Then when I restated part of my own rest curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
Regarding https://estore.aynrand.org/p/184/the-art-of-introspection-mp3-download I have a low opinion of that author and a low opinion of ARI in 2008. Here is a message that Locke emailed me a few years ago: > ( agree totally with HB. I am not i curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
#13016 > I like how the Easy Way book talks about introspecting non-judgmentally. Judgment is important but, done early and badly (as is common), can disrupt actually finding out about yourself. I struggle with getting anywhere with introspection N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
How is it a captive audience? Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/13
Tew and other 'objectivist intellectuals" have a captive audience and any debate can only jeopardize their income sources Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/13
"post-mortem" vs "postmortem" (hyphenation issue) Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/12
I found him yesterday. He seems maybe OK. Nothing stood out as great so far. I think he's not very technical – besides pointing a camera at his computer instead of recording a screen, he's e.g. not very precise at dealing with details about how brai curi Social "Intellectuals" 2019/07/12
Former ICE Director Thomas Homan stood up to left-wing character attacks https://twitter.com/calebjhull/status/1149822850834079747?s=21 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > (That's actually a pretty easy case to make: I believe that an agent could plausibly be rational in a purely classical world, i.e. without accepting quantum mechanics *at all* curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > Specifically, I reject branching indifference as a precondition on rationality. Oh, you *reject branching indifference as a precondition on rationality*. Either you didn't curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-united-states-individual-rights-and.html > The United States, Individual Rights, And Slavery Nice mini article. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > > Branching indifference is not false. What is false is the proposition that an agent must accept branching indifference in order to be considered rational. That turns out to b curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1108.5329.pdf > Confidence regions are subsets of the state space in which the true state lies with high probability, independently of any prior assumption on the distribution of the possible states. Physicists are more car Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/12
>> No doubt, after a few years, when women’s suffrage shall have become an accomplished fact, conservatism will tacitly admit it into its creed, and thenceforward plume itself upon its wise firmness in opposing with similar weapons the extreme of ba Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
old quote on "Northern conservatism" from 1897 https://www.counter-currents.com/2012/11/robert-lewis-dabney-on-conservatism/ >It may be inferred again that the present movement for women’s rights will certainly prevail from the history of its Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
> Many people say that the double-slit experiment shows that light can be two different things simultaneously (wave and particle), but again that is impossible and violates the Law of Identity. While I'm not a fan of that particular explanation, it curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
Are you familiar with Brandon Cropper? https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCropper If yes, what's your opinion of him? Anonymous Social "Intellectuals" 2019/07/12
> For instance, it is widely believed that there’s a number like: 10^100^100. There isn’t. That's just pure laziness on Binswanger's part John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13061 I've never ready anything from Binswanger regarding math, but I have read "Mathematics is About the World" but Robert E. Knapp which is actually a good read. Yeah, unfortunately its seems like some Objectivists dismiss ideas too quickly with John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
i only ever seen one slit bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13059 While I am a fan of Objectivism, I am not a fan of HB's theories on math. Quotes: > Number concepts are a special case, along with a few others, of concepts that are so abstract that there’s nothing more to learn about them > For inst Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13058 The two slit experiment shows that when we observe something as sensitive as a photon, it affects the trajectory of that particle and thus the outcome of the experiment is affected too. Many people say that the double-slit experiment shows t John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13057 Yeah I am. His book "How We Know" has some great material that I agree strongly with. I presume you're familiar with his stuff John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13055 To begin with, the two slit experiment. When you shine light on a screen with slits in it, so some light goes through to a viewing screen behind, you get patterns of light and shadow which are incompatible with classical physics. That's what Fo curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13056 Are you a fan of Harry Binswanger? Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13054 There is an arbitrarily large number of positive integers, but it is a definite amount. That set cannot be infinite in size -- infinity cannot and does not exist in reality because it violates the Law of Identity. I understand that there is John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
> MWI is an *objective* theory based on *scientific observations and math*... What scientific observations indicate MWI? Some people claim that experiments conducted at CERN support MWI, but I disagree. John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
Do you disagree that "positive integers" is an infinite set? Do you disagree that there are infinitely many points in a square inch? Infinity is confusing, but there is good info about it in the BoI book and also a bit at https://curi.us/1955-explaini curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13051 Cool, I'll have to take a look at some of his stuff. John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
Regarding Infinite Sets John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13050 To begin with, see DD's books, esp FoR ch2 and then BoI ch 11. http://beginningofinfinity.com/books curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
This entire discussion is predicated on the assumption that more than one universe exists. What strong evidence do we have that more than one universe exists? If we define the *Universe* as "the collection of all things that exist", then the idea of a John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13048 Do not watch that. That is the wrong video. Look in the description of that video. It links to the correct videos to watch. But scroll up to the very top of this page. There is one link in the blog post. Click that link. That is the playlist yo Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
#13047 oh great I was thinking I should find that sorta thing (not the fastest route, but a pretty fast route, and considerably easier than the fastest route). I thought to ask about it when I'm ready to start learning speed running, and then I for GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
Watch smallant's tutorial videos and learn his *beginner* speedrun route instead of copying stuff from the world record video. Try to focus your learning on the stuff needed to complete a beginner speedrun and then improve your time with that route (I curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
Rolling in a relatively straight line GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
Releasing a roll GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
#13042 I think the video is not very good at explaining the author's position. For example, I think he thinks the text on the slide at 21 seconds into the video is wrong, but the video doesn't clearly state that. The discussion of the physics is a Alan Alan Discussion 2019/07/12
#13024 You can see the sources which explain that mental illness is a myth in the original blog post. You have refuted none of that material. Anonymous Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2019/07/11
Alan, what do you think of this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzdIHLbr9rQ > The physics that allowed for metaphysics Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/07/11
After I was banned, someone asked what happened and Tew responded: [someone]: What did he do? He was a patron wasn't he? Charles Tew: Yes. I banned him and deleted all of his comments. I recognized him. He's a laughable charlatan. His stupidity curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
#13038 there's a pretty big diference between 1 inch and 2 inches bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
From Discord: **curi:** I've posted the records of the discord chat that I have: http://curi.us/2119-open-letter-to-charles-tew#c13031 **curi:** god i get banned from everything **curi:** i was going to maybe make a video reviewing my chats on curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
#13037 What are you saying is true? Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
yeah true bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
I really enjoyed this criticism of Negative Income Tax in Hazlitt's "Man vs. The Welfare State" >Some readers may think that the dilemma of the NIT scheme can somehow be escaped by changing the percentage by which the relief payment or income suppl Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/07/11
> I lack good ways to avoid the false statements and non sequiturs. Those are the mistakes which I regard as the most serious. Do you have practice avoiding those things? Have you successfully avoided them a bunch of times in the past when doing ot curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > > branching indifference is trivial > Being trivial and being the root of the begging of the question are not mutually exclusive. If you have some argument about why bran curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html [image] curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
Conversations on Tew Discord server, from memory: Discussed deplatforming a bunch. I explained my arguments about how e.g. FB is committing fraud and breach of contract. Some people were initially skeptical (they figured that private companies are curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
I joined the Charles Tew discord server yesterday. I was banned today. They deleted all my messages so I can't even get someone else to send me a copy. I was given no warning about the ban and no reason or explanation. I don't even know who banned me. curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
I like how the Easy Way book talks about introspecting non-judgmentally. Judgment is important but, done early and badly (as is common), can disrupt actually finding out about yourself. > Do you mean cite part of the books / texts that I have que curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/11
#13016 Thank you. I recently "audiobooked" (listened to) Allen Carr's *Easy Way to Stop Smoking*. I found it somewhat repetitive at times. My brief summary of the "easy way to ..." would be: 1) Identify **why** you do that which you wish to change N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html (Quoting myself.) > If a multiversal agent in N states tries to maximize the outcomes for its states, it should... (Except you have to measure, not count, those "N" states. It curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > Call it whatever you like, this cannot be a correct explanation. If I am N identical copies, then after O(log(N)) splits I will be 1. What happens then? OK, you want less ap curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
#13025 Makes sense re: overreaching vs not overreaching. Interesting that you notice the difference too. Alisa Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/11
Alisa GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/11
It's complex Nonya Business Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2019/07/11
It is really a good article, actually you can also use site: https://youtubetomp3music.com/ to create mp3/mp4 file from most video or music sites. It is free and no registration required. Ryann I Made New Videos 2019/07/11
GISTE improvement Alisa Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/10
Procontroller and spin-jump-groundpound-roll GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/10
Postmortem on my math comments from yesterday Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/10
Have now patched so that if you put whitespace around asterisks, and use single asterisks, they will not create italics. Test: * no italics * but then *this* is italic curi How Comments Work 2019/07/10
Now I'll test putting spaces around the asterisks: 2 * 2 = 4. Josh Jordan How Comments Work 2019/07/10
Test: asterisks without italics Josh Jordan How Comments Work 2019/07/10
#13007 I wasn't paying much attention and the second link was wrong. I've fixed it now. Also you can use citations from stuff you like to find more stuff. E.g. see citation 37 by Rand in *Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal*. Why do you want other boo curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/10
> We get the following deductive syllogism. That is *not similar to* what the original sentence meant, and I would not have clarified with anything similar to that. I give an example for the other one below. > Again we will find there are premis curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#13013 Numbering of premises was left out of my examples, doh! hopefully you can understand. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#12947 > I use regular arguments in #12946 . By regular I mean not deduction nor induction. I don’t think it uses abduction either, but I don’t think the term “abduction” is well-defined so it’s hard to comment on that. Here's an example kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#12986 It's cool how much detail knowledge he has. There are some danger signs of possible shallowness for some of it (there are too many things that he under-explains about note combinations being interesting but he doesn't say much about *why* besid curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/10
Alan wrote: Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/10
Another Ron Reply curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/10
> I don’t think it matters for this example whether it is exact or approximate because this background knowledge is only being used to deem our knowledge as probable/acceptable. Since we can’t have certain knowledge about the world, assume it is a curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#12978 > For example the detail of whether that is exactly or approximately 90%. And the detail of what constitutes a "small animal species", how is that defined. I don’t think it matters for this example whether it is exact or approximate be kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
History: https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Robber-Barons-Business-America-ebook-dp-B004X2IJ72/dp/B004X2IJ72?tag=curi04-20 Self-help (applies to changing various habits, not only smoking): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EVMK0H0?tag=curi04-20 curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
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#13003 > You don't sum the squares before squarerooting. Feynman [wrote](http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/I_06.html): >> D_rms =√⟨D^2⟩ = √N I parse √⟨D^2⟩ as (the square root of (the expected value of (D squared))). Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
The only way you sum squares before squarerooting is if you also average them before squarerooting. That maybe comes out a bit differently (avging squares instead of the originals) but is a reasonable number unlike the procedure of squaring individual curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
You don't sum the squares before squarerooting. I think Feynman can't have meant that because that would, as you say, change the results significantly. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12999 > I don't know why you think squaring and then squarerooting would matter (change things) compared to using absolute value. Say you only simulate two games. Say the distance at the end of the first game is 2 and the distance at the end o Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12997 > Feynman does a nice job of showing why his solution is correct. Yes, he does. #12998 > Another factor is that my simulation was calculating <|D_N|> in Feynman's notation Err, I simulated this, but didn't share that simulati Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12997 > Feynman does a nice job of showing why his solution is correct. Yes, he does. #12998 > Another factor is that my simulation was calculating <|D_N|> in Feynman's notation Err, I simulated this, but didn't share that simulati Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
I don't know why you think squaring and then squarerooting would matter (change things) compared to using absolute value. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12996 > I think that explains the discrepancy. Actually, it doesn't entirely explain the discrepancy. Another factor is that my simulation was calculating <|D_N|> in Feynman's notation (the expected value of the absolute value of the deviati Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
Ah, so it was expected final distance instead of max deviation at any time. That explains it. I think D means distance (at the end, so yes after N steps, so subscript N would be fine too). IIRC Feynman does a nice job of showing why his solution curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12995 I guess you are referring to http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/I_06.html : > 6–3 The random walk > We may characterize the walker’s progress by the net distance D_N traveled in N steps. Feynman wants to know *the net distance Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12994 I meant with a fair coin. From memory, this is covered in Feynman's lectures on computation and the answer is sqrt(N) – in this case, 10. I wonder why you got a different result. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12993 Interesting question. I don't yet know of a reasonable way, using only a calculator, to get the exact answer or even get a good estimate the answer. I wrote a [simulation in Go](https://play.golang.org/p/JEKdG_G7oHF). If the probability of h Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12992 Count a heads as +1 and a tails as -1. Keep a running tally. After 100 flips, what is the expected deviation from 0? (The max deviation at any time, based on absolute value)? curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
Biased coin math puzzle (image correction) Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
Biased coin math puzzle Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
I read Heinlein's *6xH* and *The Past Through Tomorrow*. Good stuff. I skip stories I already read in the last few months. Next I'll be looking through some individual short stories to see if I can find any that I missed. I'm about done with Heinlein. curi What To Read 2019/07/09
do i need to cure my yellow fever or is it like an okay thing to have philosophically? Boom121 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12985 Despite seeming to contradict or not know that stuff multiple times in his post, Ron replied claiming that he does know and accept it. I think it's unclear what's going on. He is an amateur who hasn't had much contact with the community of p Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/08
Another Reply to Ron curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/08
What Makes This Song Great Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/08
> The idea of there being exactly one copy of a person for each type of universe (e.g. win bet type or lose bet type) is incorrect. Where did he get this idea if, as he claims, he has read FoR and some of Deutsch's papers? He has completely missed Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/08
Ron mentions discussing [ his physics post](http://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html) on reddit while writing it. I found that discussion: https://www.reddit.com/r/Physics/comments/c2225k/physics_questions_thread_week_24 curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/08
This is a comment I wrote on: http://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html **The Trouble with Many Worlds** > Now consider a case where the odds are not even. Let's arrange for the probabilities to be 2:1 in favor of curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/08
Another Wikipedia bias example: https://twitter.com/Blondiedez/status/1147897801197662208 [image] Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/08
i wrote the below to think through some of the Peirce stuff b/c the "proportions of occurrences *only*" idea was not familiar to me. # Peirce’s Proportions of Occurrences “Induction” Requires random samples. This generally requires being a curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/08
yes Boom121 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/08
#12970 A term usually applied to white males who have a clear sexual preference for women of asian descent, although it can also be used in reference to white females who prefer asian men. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=yellow%20f Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/08
> So the premise is ‘90% of small animal species have eyes’. What details could make this clearer? For example the detail of whether that is exactly or approximately 90%. And the detail of what constitutes a "small animal species", how is that curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/07
Herrenknecht's tunnel-digging machine Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/07
>because they don't want to be robbers and they discourage robbery by tell people I think you might have meant "by telling people" Anonymous Are rules your ally or your enemy? 2019/07/07
>Most right-wing, American Christians would have no problem agree Should be "agreeing" Anonymous Are rules your ally or your enemy? 2019/07/07
https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/1147868850702245889 [image] Links to https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-48885846 Anyone have any criticisms of DD's position? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/07
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2019/07/07/uswnt-world-cup [image] Forget equal pay, forget equality, fuck equality, equality is stupid, it was never about equality. Merit pay when women are better, Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/07
#12970 Google it. It appears to be rare, vaccinated, and hard to diagnose accurately (looks similar to some other things). So you probably don't have it. But maybe, if you have symptoms, you have something. A doctor could help. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/07
#12946 > And then I asked for details about one of the things you introduced in your explanation (that background knowledge) and you still have not provided those details. To reason from an auxiliary premise you must detail what that auxiliary prem kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/07
I think I have yellow fever. What should I do? Boom121 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/07
#12837 [image] I think needing 5 subscribers to get paid anything by SubscribeStar is an anti-money-laundering (AML) rule. Transaction cost issues are addressed by the dollar minimum. I think AML is a curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/06
You can go into less detail on grammar stuff if you prefer. You don't have to know how every word works. That's up to you. Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/07/06
My grammar work has been more difficult recently. Sometimes I get discouraged and frustrated. I think I'm working on easy things and still they seem hard to me and I'm not making much progress. Sometimes I want to give up. I think I should know thi Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/07/06
Do you write? Or read? Do you have any daily or weekly intellectual goals *of your own* (rather than just to pass your classes or do your job)? curi Writing Update 2019/07/05
I particularly liked some of Heinlein's short stories related to atom bomb concerns. The Long Watch Solution Unsatisfactory Blowups Happen I thought those had some interesting ideas in them (the first is particularly short with a standard idea curi What To Read 2019/07/05
I read *Hellbender* by Frank J. Fleming (who made the IMAO blog). It's a funny sci-fi adventure. FYI he has a couple other books too. I read Heinlein's *Expanded Universe* collection of short stories. Solid stuff. I skipped some of the non-fiction curi What To Read 2019/07/05
Twitter is banned in China so somebody made this https://t.me/s/realDonaldTrumpTwitter Anonymous Globalism 2019/07/05
I commented on the new House of Sunny podcast ep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gYSxRf25-c > I think the fraud angle is important. We don't need new regulations. We need to enforce the most basic existing laws that would exist even in a minar curi Politics Discussion 2019/07/04
Sometimes the prologue would be interesting to read *last*. After I read the book, now I'll understand it and care. Sometimes I think they should have put it at the end of the book, not the start. The acknowledgments should go at the end too (and in s curi Podcast Discussion 2019/07/04
https://curi.us/podcast/reading For the podcast advocating reading books, I think I forgot to say it's also important to *stop* reading books. If it's not working for you, don't finish it. Don't commit to reading a whole book just because you read curi Podcast Discussion 2019/07/04
under Step 4 in the article there is a typo (should be "Example adjectives") >Examples adjectives: beautiful, tall, thin, round, young, blue, plastic. Anonymous English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/07/04
What people spend money on & who people worship as God Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/04
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https://mises.org/wire/american-policy-pushes-iran-toward-nuclear-weapons > If the US really wants to decrease the chances of a nuclear-armed Iran, it will have to adopt a less hostile policy. This Mises article is basically saying the US is *c Dagny Politics Discussion 2019/07/03
[image] Nonsense pretending to be profound? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/03
[image] The Mises people appear to view stocks as an inflation-protected investment. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/03
Short, early scene from [Hellbender](https://www.amazon.com/Hellbender-Frank-J-Fleming-ebook/dp/B07TCV1GL8/?tag=curi04-20) by Frank J (author of the IMAO blog). Doug got fired and then we find out what Lulu's job is and how she keeps it. It's like a c curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/02
I didn't know the gun control situation in the US was so awful a few decades ago! Texas and Alaska were NO ISSUE states!? https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/status/1145777240514465793 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/02
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Don't post naked pictures of people's asses here. You can link to them but you ought to give a warning like NSFW. Don't post them as actual images that will show up here. BTW, I see that your competence at following simple instructions for how to f curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/07/02
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Regular Arguments curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/01
> I’ve provided details of the non-inductive part; the hypothesis stage. We start by conjecturing a new theory (SNB have eyes), and then through deductive application of our existing background knowledge (most small animal species have eyes) we can curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/01
#12917 > If you change it to that, then I will have questions/criticisms about that. I have issues with both alternatives. In the first case, we begin with complete knowledge, and then you propose that we somehow lose that knowledge but retain som kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/01
#12939 Where'd you learn that stuff? > A sample can only be random with respect to some specific characteristic of a physical system. Do you mean one characteristic, or can it be two? Three? A trillion? Infinity? Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/07/01
Robert Heinlein in *Expanded Universe* (short story collection, but this is his own opinion, not from within a story): > Anyone today who simply brushes off ESP phenomena as being ridiculous is either pigheaded or ignorant. curi What To Read 2019/07/01
#12940 Yes but many post-mortems will be very short. E.g. you could say: I don't know enough about this problem. I need more data, more experience with it. *And* I think it's minor and rare (because [something]). So I won't worry about it for now. curi Alisa Discussion 2019/07/01
The cult at the heart of Fascism and Communism Dfens By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2019/07/01
Post-mortems and overreaching Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/07/01
random sampling Alan Alan Discussion 2019/06/30
Alan, what do you think about random sampling and CR? Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/06/30
#12624 > The induction implied by HTV is deduced as follows. > > (1) A HTV theory is one in which each of its concepts is constrained by some past observed phenomena. > (2) When we reflect back on past observations to see how constrained our co oh my god it's turpentine Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/30
https://twitter.com/johnrlottjr/status/1145218481111089152?s=21 > Florida gov signs bill requiring felons pay fines before they can vote > “the language said felons must complete their sentences, & Rs interpreted that to include restitution, cou Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/30
#12934 thx, fixed curi Are rules your ally or your enemy? 2019/06/29
> Of course, some *some* people labelled mentally ill were not misbehaving, and misbehavior is often defined by those with power instead of being defined objectively. 2 x "some". N Are rules your ally or your enemy? 2019/06/29
To see what speedrunning is like, watch some Games Done Quick archives: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick/videos Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/29
This page is good for finding broad (open) discussion topics to post to. I just added year labels to the open discussion topics to differentiate them. https://curi.us/archives/list_category/83 curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
#12911 They are doing *ad hoc* epistemology. This is bad because people in the field are not learning from them *and vice versa*. Lots of people do ad hoc epistemology and then it never gets connected together in some single place and evaluated and curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
#12924 > https://www.salon.com/2011/04/05/my_father_the_objectivist/ interesting thing I read at the link: > Our objectivist education, however, was not confined to lectures and books. One time, at dinner, I complained that my brother was ho Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
replying to #12156 Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/28/opinion/democrats-debate-2020.html Dems are purely evil radical hard left communists, would destroy America and leave us socialized and starving. Even NYTimes' token conservatives like Bret Stephens are starting t Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/29
I've been reading Noble Vision, which is a novel with heavy Ayn Rand/Objectivist style themes in where the hero is a doctor dealing with a socialist medical bureaucracy in the US. https://www.amazon.com/Noble-Vision-Gen-LaGreca/dp/0974457949 I c Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/29
replying to #12184 Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
#12194 Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
> #12194 >> I'd prefer not to talk about my motives though, save for one. And that is that Elliot is a truly toxic person "toxic person" is vague. The more literal meaning (poisonous) doesn't apply, which leaves us with a metaphorical usage tha Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
#12194 > I'd prefer not to talk about my motives though, save for one. And that is that Elliot is a truly toxic person that has harmed many good people. And that hurts me. It's telling that multiple people have said this about Elliot, but other Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4292549&forum_id=2#38458932 Date: June 29th, 2019 12:31 AM Author: Confuseddood During the Great Depression, a Communist got hired as an artist by the [Works Progress Administration] to paint shit a Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
I read Heinlein's *Glory Road*. Atypically, it had major fantasy elements. curi What To Read 2019/06/28
#12919 It's kinda interesting. Some of the anti-semitic comments, scattered throughout, are nasty. But I just got to this one which is fucking egregious (emphasis added): > (23. The Jews never miss an opportunity for *Holohoaxing*, so they produced Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/06/28
Reflections on the Christ Myth by Revilo P. Oliver http://www.revilo-oliver.com/rpo/Reflections.html Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/06/28
[image] The Mises Institute has some awful affiliations. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/27
> If you don't like the scenario where we learnt the statistic by checking every small animal species, then assume we only know it from checking a sample of small animal species (via induction). If you change it to that, then I will have questions/ curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/27
The second amendment says we don't need a gun license. Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/27
At the Dem debate last night, Booker said if you need a license to drive a car, you should get a license to own guns. But you only need a license to drive on public roads, not your own property. So Booker's reasoning kinda works if you want to Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/27
I read Heinlein's *Farnham's Freehold*. It was pretty solid and standard. Not exceptional and not weird. curi What To Read 2019/06/27
#12879 Here's a good example of the ongoing fraud these companies do: https://twitter.com/YouTubeInsider/status/1143685228126281728 > We've had a lot of questions today...clarifying, we apply our policies fairly and without political bias. All c curi Politics Discussion 2019/06/27
reddit quarantined r/the_donald https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/06/26/pro-trump-message-board-quarantined-by-reddit-following-violent-threats/ they also suspended Veritas' reddit account https://reclaimthenet.org/reddit-suspend Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/27
More on packing vs mapping Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/27
Packing vs mapping Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/27
> I want a regular, realistic example which is representative of how you think we learn, instead of one (that appears to me) full of contortions to dodge criticism. Do you have one like that? > Pick *any* *one* way and make a *good* example. I don' kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/27
Some of the sampling stuff is basic and well known to educated men of integrity, e.g.: https://explorable.com/simple-random-sampling > One of the most obvious limitations of simple random sampling method is its need of a complete list of all the Integrity Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/26
Veritas getting deplatformed on Vimeo today: https://twitter.com/Project_Veritas/status/1143996700543131648 [image] curi YouTube and Fair Use 2019/06/26
#12897 Apple also blocks some channels on Telegram Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/26
#12902 Also this random sampling stuff is for *finite sets*. What I described doesn't apply for infinite sets. That's not a big problem when dealing with physical objects but it is a big problem when dealing with categories of ideas. Idea categories c curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/26
Net Short Dollar Position Andy Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/26
Regulatory Risks Andy Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/26
> I feel like I'm doing a lot of catering for your preference of the trivial particulars of my examples. These things don't matter unless you think it is impossible in practice that we could have knowledge of a statistic without still having immediate curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/26
#12900 Another factor about businesses is that inflation is long term bad for the economy in general, which tends to affect businesses negatively. Depending on the degree of inflation, the bad economy effect could overwhelm any inflation hedge benef Andy Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/26
Businesses as an Inflation Hedge Andy Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/26
> So can you drop the idea of losing our knowledge and present something more typical? I feel like I'm doing a lot of catering for your preference of the trivial particulars of my examples. These things don't matter unless you think it is impossibl kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/26
> I’ve given this same hypothetical question to a number of people and it has proven useful for elucidating different views on the role of evidence in science. You are the first to call into question whether the random sample is really random, or if Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/26
Apple trying to do deplatforming: https://www.toddstarnes.com/politics/apple-threatened-to-kick-parler-off-app-store-unless-they-banned-certain-individuals/ Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/26
Stretching overrated, mostly a waste of time, can do harm: https://www.painscience.com/articles/stretching.php Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/26
#12865 I tried Brave. The upload button was red and appeared to work but got stuck at uploading thumbnail. There's also open.tube , haven't tested it Anonymous YouTube and Fair Use 2019/06/26
Regarding the small animals and eyes, can we look at a realistic and useful scenario, instead of a tortured scenario where you keep adding unrealistic elements just to try to make your theory work out? I want to know how people learn in general, with curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/26
> You're trying to derive probabilistic knowledge from non-probabilistic knowledge that already has the accurate answer. You're only making things worse. The excuse given seemed to be that we'd lost certain information, but now you deny it. You hav kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/26
> I didn't say we lose info about our knowledge. I said we lose information about how we came to have our knowledge. You're trying to derive probabilistic knowledge from non-probabilistic knowledge that already has the accurate answer. You're only curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/26
> If you lose info about your knowledge, *you no longer know if it's true or not*. You can't answer questions or criticisms, or evaluate proposed improvements, so you have to rebuild the knowledge, not just have *faith* in the conclusions b/c some *au kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/26
> It is not necessary that we would have kept track of exactly which species have eyes and which don't. Maybe we once had this list but it has been lost, or is difficult to access; spread among hundreds of scarcely reproduced zoology textbooks, etc. W curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/25
> OK, so we've checked every small animal species. What, then, is the purpose of picking a random one (that is, numbering every single species and then using a random number generator) and then saying it has a 90% chance to have eyes, when we already kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/25
How good of an inflation hedge is an index fund with stocks like Walmart or Microsoft? They have a ton of assets other than cash. Also international stocks help hedge stuff some. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/25
#12886 One of the difficulties with real estate is all the laws to prevent building homes and to screw with landlords ability to charge market rates and kick out bad tenants. Maybe rental building space to businesses is a better business with less gov Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/25
#12884 I agree with what you said about gold and about the limits of its value in nightmare scenarios. I look at gold kinda like an alternate checking account. Just like my checking account, gold is not intended as an investment. Its purpose isn' Andy Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/25
> Whether we find out our new theory is 90% or 91% likely, the difference is only small. We can assume we have checked all small animal species if you like, in which case it is exactly 90% as you say. OK, so we've checked every small animal species curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/25
#12873 I just put up a podcast for this. Here are the notes I used when answering the question: - this is not investing advice - gold/money won’t fix nightmare, just make it a bit less awful - govt may tax, confiscate or outlaw gold - govt alr curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/25
> In the first case, it'd be exactly 90%. In the second case, it wouldn't be. So in the two cases *we would have different knowledge*. We'd be working with a different premise. You want to make a deduction based on a premise but you don't precisely sp Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/25
A story about a fair use dispute on YouTube: https://web.archive.org/web/20150318041514/http://www.rebelliouspixels.com/2013/buffy-vs-edward-remix-unfairly-removed-by-lionsgate Anonymous YouTube and Fair Use 2019/06/25
I read *Man vs. The Welfare State* by Henry Hazlitt in 1970. https://mises.org/library/man-vs-welfare-state-0 Great book. Easy to read, plenty of examples, super relevant today. It's a practical, approachable book while also being good and co curi Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/25
BTW I think FB has also committed fraud against their advertisers. I remember reading about an issue, a while ago, where they were counting video views or view duration in an unreasonable way so they could mislead advertisers about how much exposure t curi Politics Discussion 2019/06/25
more on #12875 Alan Forrester asked me: > What fraud has Facebook committed? they have a terms of service. their actual actions do not follow it. they advertise what to expect on FB, what kinda platform it is. they say it’s basically ope curi Politics Discussion 2019/06/25
#9185 I disagree because there are infinitely many paths to make progress. There are an infinite variety of different ways to improve. I think you're trying to make a practical point but presenting it as a strong theoretical claim. I would agree if curi IQ 3 2019/06/25
As a sort of followup to the discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPW1DxyPxaE [image] Ed Powell did not reply (maybe he will belatedly?), just as he just stopped replying in the [original di curi IQ 3 2019/06/25
#12875 Oh maybe I heard the publisher vs. platform criticism from Rucka. I definitely watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VDItPddFYA Maybe I saw a Mises article previously, but maybe not, can't remember. I don't think I was p curi Politics Discussion 2019/06/25
https://vdare.com/posts/a-champion-emerges-sen-hawley-proposes-bill-to-tackle-tech-censorship the article is about the publisher vs. platform distinction and section 230 law. maybe you've heard about that stuff. if not, check out the article. th curi Politics Discussion 2019/06/25
> The meaning of ‘90% of small animal species have eyes’ is that the proportion of small animal species that have eyes is 90%. Exactly 90%, or not? You say: > If we had checked every single small animal species then we would be certain of th curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/25
if a hardcore socialist were to become President in the US (like Bernie Sanders or AOC), should people take any specific financial measures in response like move from stocks into gold? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/25
my Mac Applications folder is a mess with a million things in it (well 313). i think maybe i should organize it but i'm not sure how. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/25
https://twitter.com/Cam_Cawthorne/status/1143312254537994241 video snippet of the new lady who says Trump raped her some conservative media is jumping on her statement that most people think of rape as being sexy, e.g.: https://townhall.com/t Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/25
https://www.dailywritingtips.com/abstruse-vs-obtuse/ discussion of origin/meaning words "obtuse" and "abstruse". recently realized i was mixing these up Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/25
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2654794/ > In 1998 a unique drug for the treatment of narcolepsy was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the narcolepsy armamentarium. Despite several years of pre-clinical research, the mecha kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/25
> How, roughly, do you imagine we would learn that 90% of small animals have eyes? You are calling that existing knowledge and I'm asking you how we would have gotten it (because it's a vague statement that doesn't include adequate details about what kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/25
How, roughly, do you imagine we would learn that 90% of small animals have eyes? You are calling that existing knowledge and I'm asking you how we would have gotten it (because it's a vague statement that doesn't include adequate details about what it curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/25
> Overall, I'm trying to find out from you how we learn anything *before induction*, because you said a bunch of important stuff happens with no induction. Where and how does learning start? Learning begins at the hypothesis stage where we come up kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/24
I also tried to upload my video to BitTube: https://bit.tube/ There were various reddit comments complaining about low video quality on BitChute and someone said BitTube was better. I tried to upload my video on BitTube and it didn't work. The u curi YouTube and Fair Use 2019/06/24
I had this problem the same day Project Veritas released a new video: https://www.projectveritas.com/video/insider-blows-whistle-exec-reveals-google-plan-to-prevent-trump-situation-in-2020-on-hidden-cam/ > Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Go curi YouTube and Fair Use 2019/06/24
> Since it is knowledge about the world, and since it is accepted knowledge, it must have passed the hypothesis stage and the inductive stage. We can start discussing the inductive stage if you like, but we would be moving on from the hypothesis stage curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/24
> But what does it mean? Does it mean our background knowledge involves a complete list (that we accept), or does it mean something else (that we accept)? Since it is knowledge about the world, and since it is accepted knowledge, it must have passe kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/24
> Premise (1) is existing background knowledge. It is accepted knowledge that we are considering alongside our new theory. But what does it mean? Does it mean our background knowledge involves a complete list (that we accept), or does it mean somet curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/24
> #12857 Premise (1) is vague. By (1), do you mean that you documented every single small animal species and know whether it has eyes? If not, what exactly does it mean? Premise (1) is existing background knowledge. It is accepted knowledge that we kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/24
https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1143330626784960512 [image] More deplatforming, just as the video itself reports on. And they fucked with my newsletter. I just sent out the YT link to tha curi Politics Discussion 2019/06/24
#12857 Premise (1) is vague. By (1), do you mean that you documented every single small animal species and know whether it has eyes? If not, what exactly does it mean? > Would you still be unwilling to bet on the drug having similar effects in new curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/24
> A marsupial is a category of animal and some marsupials are large. So let's consider short-nosed bandicoots (SNB) which are a particular species of small marsupial. > *If* 90% of all small animals have eyes ("small animals" referring to a particu kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/24
I think Salerno has some good points but we can have ideas about taxation fairness that matter similar to ideas about equality before the law. We aren't limited to making *economic* arguments which *prove* which tax systems are fairer, we can use othe curi Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/24
fun fact: if you have two factor authentication enabled on your Apple ID, and you are trying to sign into something with your Apple ID from an antiquated Mac OS that doesn’t support two factor authentication, you can simply append the 6 digit 2FA co Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/24
https://twitter.com/jeffdeist/status/1143177748707516416 > A 4 minute masterclass on how to argue for peace without apology. By Jeff Deist, Mises Institute President, and RTed by the Mises Twitter account too. Links to: https://www.youtub curi Politics Discussion 2019/06/24
https://twitter.com/WaltDisneyWorld/status/1134815044087234560 [image] They verbs they suggest you do are *feel* and *fall*. You don't have to think or act. They take care of everything and you're pa curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/24
Salerno says > “10. Market-oriented economists almost universally lament the waste of resources that results from the lobbying activities of taxpayers seeking targeted tax breaks. These “rent-seekers” pay lobbyists, lawyers, and accountants Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/24
Tangential point. Salerno says >“The economist, however, can also assert that, irrespective of the details of its kind and scope, a larger tax cut is always more efficient than a smaller one because it moves the economy farther in the direction Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/24
> I think I get Salerno's point about subsidy vs tax cut and that seems fair. But OTOH if (taking intentionally extreme hypothetical) all businesses get taxed at 95% and some business gets 0 percent tax cuz it's eg run by a Senator's daughter, that s Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/24
I think I get Salerno's point about subsidy vs tax cut and that seems fair. But OTOH if (taking intentionally extreme hypothetical) all businesses get taxed at 95% and some business gets 0 percent tax cuz it's eg run by a Senator's daughter, that sti Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/24
https://mises.org/wire/there-no-neutral-tax-lessons-amazon-hq2-subsidy > “5. There is no such thing as a neutral tax, that is, a tax which leaves undisturbed the price structure, allocation of resources, and income distribution determined by the Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/24
A marsupial is a category of animal and some marsupials are large. So let's consider short-nosed bandicoots (SNB) which are a particular species of small marsupial. *If* 90% of all small animals have eyes ("small animals" referring to a particular curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/23
>> The reason I call it probable support, is because we have found, when considering our existing knowledge, that our new theory 'marsupials have eyes' is *probably* true. > What new theory "marsupials have eyes"? That was not (1), (2) or (3) in th kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/23
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4287942&forum_id=2#38424522 > Date: June 22nd, 2019 11:56 AM > Author: Lemma Time > Was just reading some tweet thread where someone was like, NOTICE TO IMMIGRANTS AND ALLIES WE'VE FIGURED OUT WHO Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/23
Trump's own DHS Secretary may have leaked ICE Raid plans to sabotage the operation https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/officials-accuse-dhs-chief-kevin-mcaleenan-of-leaking-ice-raids-plan-to-sabotage-operation Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/23
https://slate.com/technology/2019/06/science-replication-conservatives-liberals-reacting-to-threats.amp > We Tried to Publish a Replication of a Science Paper in Science. The Journal Refused. > Our research suggests that the theory that conserva Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/23
Mineral coaches himself at Overwatch. Plays games then reviews his own games with replays. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7ealvl6DJ8 Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/23
#12840 If you had a conversation with more than 2 people, it's be much harder. 2 people results in 2 short parts per message. If there were 5 people, you could be writing up to 8 short parts per message (4 questions and 4 answers), and that's without curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/23
I like the discussion format I've been using in comments at http://curi.us/1595-rationally-resolving-conflicts-of-ideas Initially the discussion wasn't focused enough. Messages were too long and said multiple things, some of which got ignored. S curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/23
> The reason I call it probable support, is because we have found, when considering our existing knowledge, that our new theory 'marsupials have eyes' is *probably* true. What new theory "marsupials have eyes"? That was not (1), (2) or (3) in the s curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/23
> So the status of (3) is ... it is 100% implied/supported by its premises. Right? Given the truth of the premises, and that we didn't make a deduction error, then (3) must be true (100% fully true, not 90%). I explained this issue already: >> If X kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/23
I made a SubscribeStar account to see what it's like. It's a Patreon alternative. https://www.subscribestar.com/fallible-ideas The highest tier allowed is $250/month. Fees are kinda high. 7.9% + 30 cents. (The 30 cents is for each transaction curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/22
An explanation on why some baked goods require cold butter https://www.chatelaine.com/recipe/desserts/maple-syrup-butter-tart-squares/ >A lesson on butter >Cold butter is ideal for baked goods that should be crisp. Butter that’s straight fro Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/22
A review on these mixing bowls (good price right now) Pyrex Smart Essentials 8-Piece Mixing Bowl Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FBUMLQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_UzOdDb42BE156 >Absolutely beautiful bowls, ordered 2-3 days ago and received today. I Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/22
> 3) there is a 90% chance that marsupials have eyes (deduced conclusion) So the status of (3) is ... it is 100% implied/supported by its premises. Right? Given the truth of the premises, and that we didn't make a deduction error, then (3) must be curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/22
#12825 Something similar was featured in "Going Postal": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Pratchett%27s_Going_Postal Their system used lights and mirrors instead of semaphores to communicate between relay stations. I watched Going Postal seve Andy Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/22
> What are you deducing from what (and then where does a percentage come in)? You said this was related to logical deduction. The syllogism is: 1) 90% of small animal types have eyes (existing knowledge) 2) marsupial are a type of small animal (o kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/22
#12829 Thank you, Elliot. Anonymous Open Discussion (2017) 2019/06/22
> Take my earlier example 'marsupials have eyes'. If we know that marsupials are a type of small animal, and that 90% of small animal types have eyes, then we know that posing such new theories would lead us right in 90% of cases. This is what I would curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/22
Reading *The Goal* first is good. I particularly recommend the business novels and the order they were written is pretty good. *Critical Chain* deals with project management which is a huge deal in software in general, though less of an issue with two curi Open Discussion (2017) 2019/06/22
> So how does this "30% logically implied/supported" idea work, in terms of details of deductive logic or even at all? Take my earlier example 'marsupials have eyes'. If we know that marsupials are a type of small animal, and that 90% of small anim kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/22
#12790 Thank you. I am reading *The Goal* now and have gotten *The Choice* as well. Since you have read them all, is there any specific book that is the most useful in the early phase as a startup builder, before one has a team of people (just two Anonymous Open Discussion (2017) 2019/06/21
> I don't have any special system in mind when I am talking about deduction. I believe I'm just using generic brand Modus ponens/tollens. What system of deduction do you use? You don't need a special system, you need any specific system, that way y curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/21
Optical telegraph Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/21
Sorry, I misread you. That is why I objected against 'X implies Y'. I accept 'X implies (X or Y)'. I don't have any special system in mind when I am talking about deduction. I believe I'm just using generic brand Modus ponens/tollens. What system o kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/21
#12651 The next Sunny ep is out and has some followup. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPW1DxyPxaE Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/21
I read Heinlein's *Podkayne of Mars*. Another solid one. Pretty normal Heinlein book. Nothing wrong with it. I've tried looking for more fantasy authors to read, at various times, and I find a fair amount of them are so bad they're not readable. An curi What To Read 2019/06/21
Kieren's list from #12818 includes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketamine > Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist, but it may also have other actions. Knowing that something has a mechanism of action where it inhibits a particular type of Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/21
#12814 I have not read the article, and I don't know details of the Amazon HQ case. But I have thought about this kind of case before. I think both of the issues you mentioned are important and relevant. I think you have to look at how the specific Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/21
>>> Stalin being a god is not a logical deduction from 'all small animals have eyes'. >> You're denying that X implies (X or Y)? > Sure, X implies X or Y. What is your point? I made a statement of the X implies X or Y variety. You then took i curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/21
Sure, X implies X or Y. What is your point? > Name one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Drugs_with_unknown_mechanisms_of_action kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/20
> Stalin being a god is not a logical deduction from 'all small animals have eyes'. You're denying that X implies (X or Y)? That is part of every standard deductive logic system. Are you familiar with deductive logic? I reiterate: >>> Which syst curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/20
>You're maybe using the word "supports" here to mean something like "is a premise of". That is different than how the term is used in induction. Let's not reuse the same term with a different meaning. That will be confusing. Can we call it something e kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/20
https://historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/oral_histories/ArabianDD/DDA_2-3-00-amended.pdf : > ARABIAN: … George Low [NASA’s Chief of Manned Space Flight for Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo], by the way, of all the peo Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/06/20
https://mises.org/wire/there-no-neutral-tax-lessons-amazon-hq2-subsidy The article attempts to expose many allegedly pro-free-market economists as making errors refuted by Austrian economics. Convinced? Got any criticisms? Before you read it, th Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/20
CORRECTION: I didn't intend to emphasize this sentence: > He was always aware of the brain’s propensity to jump to convenient conclusions. Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/06/20
Don Arabian's Yes or No Philosophy Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/06/20
Have you considered the pro controller? Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/20
practicing spin-jump-groundpound-roll GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/20
Tew vs. Rucka curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/19
#12806 The a priori issue is tangential and epistemological. It's harmless to Mises' economics. Even if his arguments don't have quite the nature he believes, they are still careful, thorough, generic, difficult to dispute, high quality, etc. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/19
#12754 I bet I saw it and didn't register it because it was more advanced than what I was trying to work on. -- I practiced doing the spin-jump-groundpound-roll slowly. I noticed some things while doing that that I didn't notice when I was t GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/19
> He doesn't have one. He presented himself as a Mises ally. > If you want to look up a specific issue where there's some disagreement, I recommend the economic calculation debate. I disliked what Hayek said and thought it undermined Mises and didn N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/19
> what is Hayek's critique of Mises in general He doesn't have one. He presented himself as a Mises ally. If you want to look up a specific issue where there's some disagreement, I recommend the economic calculation debate. I disliked what Hayek curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/19
A three part question on econ.: 1) What is Mises' a priori position in his economical theory, 2) what is Hayek's critique of Mises in general, and 3) why is Hayek wrong on this? N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/19
Friedman's son is notably a utopian, utilitarian anarchist who doesn't understand liberalism (and the harmony of men's interests) and dislikes Objectivism. Dagny Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/18
#12797 Thank you for the Hazlitt gem. I had not read it before and I find Hazlitt a great source of sound economics. > E.g. do you think Friedman knew he was mistaken about the negative income tax, and that it was bad, as Hazlitt explains in chapte N Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/18
#12800 You have heard that advice before, probably 10+ times, in various forms. They don't teach how to actually do it and you don't know. It will not help you unless you do something about that problem. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/18
Post something every day Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/18
#12798 You're maybe using the word "supports" here to mean something like "is a premise of". That is different than how the term is used in induction. Let's not reuse the same term with a different meaning. That will be confusing. Can we call it so curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/18
The support by other theories is deductive. Say I guess that 'All marsupials have eyes'. We might have existing knowledge that 'All small animals have eyes'. The deduction looks like this. 1) All small animals have eyes 2) Marsupials are small ani kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/18
I don't think they knew that Mises had better arguments. I think they were prevented from ever knowing that, in the first place, by social metaphysics, dishonesty, and that kinda problem. E.g. do you think Friedman knew he was mistaken about the ne Dagny Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/18
#12792 I see the entire Chicago school of economics as a "socio pragmatic" application of the Austrian. Pragmatic in the sense they use more mainstream methods (positivistic / mathematical) to gain more political influence. Mening they (MF & FH) un Anonymous Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/18
Rucka doesn't understand deplatforming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VDItPddFYA He thinks the key issue is that (without loss of generality) Facebook's owners have property rights and should be regulated less, not more. The actual key iss curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/18
Charles Tew is a shitty, dishonest hypocrite (not too shocking, he's always been pretty sad and hateful): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLy5yfGgfgg The video is well done. It shows things Tew said in the past and things said recently. Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/18
> We may only find our guess gets partial support, or is rendered only probable, but not necessary, by our existing knowledge. You're saying that ideas support ideas? How? Which ideas support which other ideas, and how much? Is there a formula or a curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/18
I know what pragmatism is. I meant that I don't know what specific things those people did that indicates pragmatism. What is the reasoning for potentially concluding that pragmatism is the issue here? Dagny Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/18
Why don't you post the books you read with a paragraph or more of thoughts/comments. Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/06/18
#12788 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliyahu_M._Goldratt#Bibliography curi Open Discussion (2017) 2019/06/18
> Can you give details of the goals and rules of the hypothesis stage? What is done in it and what is not done? I think as a simplification for our discussion we can consider hypothesis as beginning with a random guess at what is true. Once we h kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/18
What are some good ideas regarding building a business from the ground and up i.e. startup ideas? Primarily in the tech field. Anonymous Open Discussion (2017) 2019/06/18
#12786 > Don't know what you're referring to with pragmatism. I was referring to that they might believe that "what works better", in the prevailing political climate, is what to pursue instead of what is truly the best system (capitalism / laiss Anonymous Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/18
Don't know what you're referring to with pragmatism. I think secondhandedness and social ladder. Also willingness to compromise due to lack of strong, clear principles, due to lack of adequate understanding of their fields. Dagny Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/17
#12784 > People like Milton Friedman, Hayek, and Ben Shapiro are considered right wing and pro capitalist and stuff, and they function as a sort of controlled, limited opposition that is actually sucking up to and legitimizing the bad guys, and under Anonymous Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/17
#12783 People largely believe what authorities tell them to believe. They are raised that way by authorities (parents and teachers). Adults mostly believe what scientists and government officials tell them. And most people have been indoctrinated w Dagny Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/17
#12782 But I don't understand why people just believe this? Why do they follow suit? Do you mean that regular people want Marxism? Why? Anonymous Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/17
#12781 They want an excuse to promote Marxism. The common theme of environmentalist ideas about catastrophe is not what they are worried about but what they propose to do about it. Their solutions are always the same things: more government authority Dagny Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/17
Why does the IPCC claim that we are doomed if the temperature rises with 1.5 degrees Celsius and where did they get that number from? The former makes no sense to me and the latter is a mystery to me. I have read *The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels*. Anonymous Open Thread (2016) 2019/06/17
> If ppl aren’t gonna read Popper/etc carefully they could at least read it quickly like i read scifi. The amount I've read in the last month – as a secondary activity after I do primary writing/research/etc – would make a good dent in the FI re Anne B What To Read 2019/06/17
Libertarian/conservative Mises fan who works at Macy's says they're rolling out mandatory left wing indoctrination "unconscious bias" training at work, refuses to participate https://www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson/comments/c1ijfa/diversity_inclus Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/17
I read Heinlein's *Orphans of the Sky*. It's about people who live in a giant spaceship but no longer understand what a spaceship is. Something went wrong generations ago. Pretty good. If ppl aren’t gonna read Popper/etc carefully they could at l curi What To Read 2019/06/16
#12762 I did not realize one could get a sample. Thanks. I did not get a good impression reading the preview of *The Robber Barons: John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Cornelius Vanderbilt*. I did *not* get this book. From the Rockefeller Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/15
*The Coming Green Terror* blog post by George Reisman: http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-coming-green-terror.html Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/14
https://twitter.com/Janfreterson/status/1139596870727196674 [image] curi Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/06/14
I read *Variable Star*, which was written based on an old Heinlein outline that he hadn't turned into a book. It was not great. In a fair amount of ways it was similar to a Heinlein book. (And a typical, good one, not one of the weird ones.) But th curi What To Read 2019/06/14
I enabled email notifications for a bunch of low volume YouTube channels and I'm liking it. After you subscribe to a channel, click the bell to toggle on notifications. Channels include Project Veritas, Lauren Southern (though she claims she just r curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/14
I'm interpreting #12770 as saying yes to the 4 points listed in #12750 And yeah, no problem about prior knowledge, regardless of source, being used in stage 1. > we cannot perform an induction without a hypothesis to test. From prior discussion, curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/14
#12766 You have to be "based" (uncucked) to join Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/14
> Do you believe that the hypothesis formation stage: > 1. Is prior to induction. > 2. Is non-inductive. > 3. Is required for induction. You can’t do induction separately without any hypothesis formation. If the conclusion of an induction is t kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/14
I read Heinlein's *The Door into Summer*. It involves an inventor/engineer and cryonics. No space! Another solid one. curi What To Read 2019/06/13
#12767 You haven't even said if you think the video is good or bad. Why are you here? You don't seem to respect or know anything about the culture and goals of this place, and you are just bringing up external material without relating it to any FI id Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/13
#12704 unlike the communist jokes who aren't funny unless everybody gets them, you have to watch the video to get it Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/13
Banter international t.me/bant4chan Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/13
I like the pinterest whistleblower. I like his attitudes and what he says[1]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuX87JFzLFc I wonder if any of it is coached by Veritas (or by anyone else), or how much he prepped, or whether he got the interview qu curi Politics Discussion 2019/06/13
No, I haven't written down what I think the chapter says. That's one reason why my claim that the sum is a BoI real abstraction was an unusual / risky claim. I do recall that I discussed the chapter some, and not having difficulty using the idea of Andy Andy Discussion 2019/06/13
I read Hazlitt's [Thinking as a Science](https://mises.org/library/thinking-science). I like and recommend it, especially chapters 1, 5, 7. It's pretty short even if you read all the chapters. There is some inductivism and mainstream epistemology, but curi What To Read 2019/06/13
#12760 No, but you should be able to get a sense of the book by reading a few passages + a few amazon reviews. Re *The Myth of the Robber Barons*, use Voice Dream Reader or other Text To Speech. Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/13
#12656 > The second line of defense is self-defense. In most potentially violent situations, the police are not going to show up on time. It's up to you to e.g. run away or use a gun to protect your family. Police are more about punishing major cri GISTE Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/13
Has anyone read *The Robber Barons: John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Cornelius Vanderbilt* and can say if it is good or not? https://www.amazon.com/Robber-Barons-Rockefeller-Cornelius-Vanderbilt-ebook/dp/B07H1ML3RG I was looking for *The Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/13
I read Heinlein's *Time For the Stars*. It was OK. It has telepathy and space travel. In general my least favorite Heinlein themes are telepathy/ESP/psychic powers and polygamy/marriage/family. I prefer the space, the adventure, the science, the produ curi What To Read 2019/06/12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9AM6N1Zi80 being pro-life motivated the pinterest whistleblower. it helped him do something good Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/12
> Specifically, I had in mind the BoI chapter, "The Reality of Abstractions" when I wrote my reply. Have you ever tried to write down what you think that chapter says and found out if anyone else from FI agrees with your understanding? Anonymous Andy Discussion 2019/06/12
I didn't intend to claim curi was mistaken about anything in: > Big outcomes generally come from many small outcomes combined. How can one fail to value the small outcomes individually, but value what they combine into? How can one value the sum but Andy Andy Discussion 2019/06/12
Criticism and suggestions for better policies are welcome. curi How Comments Work 2019/06/12
GISTE, as explained in smallant's movement video, you can spin the joystick during a cutscene when you can't control mario (e.g. during the countdown when a koopa race is about to start). This lets you do a basically instant spark roll at the start of curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/12
All five Mario 64 speedrun world records were recently beaten/improved: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4UKGbdMJCI Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/12
#12751 Boo hiss. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/12
Koch Brothers Team Up With George Soros, Patreon and Airbnb to Fight Online Extremism Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/12
> The class of things is fixed by the hypothesis. OK, I think I understand. I thought induction had a starring role in your epistemology, but now I think it has only a secondary role. And I have no objection to you using deductive logic (narrowly a curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/12
I'm considering using this story to get simple sentences from: https://fsgworkinprogress.com/2011/05/17/orientation-by-daniel-orozco/ It has present tense, imperatives, and helping verbs, all of which I'd like to work on. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/06/12
I've been doing grammar analysis of simple sentences. I've done about 30 sentences. I've learned to look things up when I'm unsure about them. I was not in the habit of doing that before. I practiced doing post-mortems a little. I've learned Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/06/12
#12730 I can identify with that. It usually has so much filler. Regarding Berserk I think the manga as well as the -97 version (I have not seen the -16 version either) is interesting as it has the dynamics of tribalism and it's clashes with individua Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/12
I don't mean to offend you with my use of language. I'm happy to clarify that Popper used the word "whiff" and not "whiffs", but I'm not going to admit to your accusation that I was doubling down on misquoting Popper. If I was trying to quote Poppe kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/12
#12744 Saying it was a misunderstanding is another story change (it changes every time you comment) and is, in any case, compatible with you having made a mistake. Your comment is ambiguous and doesn't directly address the points in my previous commen Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/12
The truth is that I was trying to emphasize the word. So often I see it quoted with scare quotes (as Popper did himself) that I did the same, without really thinking it through. When you asked for the *exact quote* I misunderstood you. I thought yo kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
I read Heinlein's *Double Star*. It's a fun one! It involves covert action, politics, and a bit of space. curi What To Read 2019/06/11
#12741 When I asked you about whether it was an *exact* quote, you said it was and gave a source. At that time you had the opportunity to say that I had misunderstood you and that it wasn't a quote at all. You did not take that opportunity. You did no Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
I quoted one word with scare quotes to emphasize it "whiffs". The exact quote only differs by a single letter "In spite of this, there may be a 'whiff' of inductivism here". I think you have overreacted somewhat. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
Quoting curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
>> At the time that you wrote this, did you know a source where Popper said this *exact* quote? If so, please share. If not, you shouldn't present it as a quote from Popper. > Yes, it's in "The Philosophy of Karl Popper Vol 2", in chapter "replies Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
> At the time that you wrote this, did you know a source where Popper said this *exact* quote? If so, please share. If not, you shouldn't present it as a quote from Popper. Yes, it's in "The Philosophy of Karl Popper Vol 2", in chapter "replies to kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
> Popper admitted "whiffs" of induction At the time that you wrote this, did you know a source where Popper said this *exact* quote? If so, please share. If not, you shouldn't present it as a quote from Popper. > To perform an induction I assume Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
> Infer that it’s true of *which* whole class? The class of things is fixed by the hypothesis. In order to perform our induction we require a hypothesis that we can derive particular claims from. It’s the same requirement for falsifying a hypot kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
The new Mac Pro is good news. I liked this article talking about Apple listening and paying more attention to the Mac again, not just iOS. https://marco.org/2019/06/09/apple-is-listening Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/11
> If you are suggesting that Popper has attempted to refute Peirce here, then I think you have misread Popper, or perhaps Popper misread Peirce. I stated why I gave those quotes and references. That was not the reason I stated. > In the end Popp curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
>> How can one value the sum but not the parts? > I think the sum is an abstraction of its parts. The parts aren't (necessarily) valuable on their own; only as a complete whole do they become valuable. You took that out of context and didn't giv Anonymous Andy Discussion 2019/06/11
Anne, how do you think your grammar project is going? Satisfied so far? Getting close to bored or stuck? Anything unexpected happen, good or bad? Do things seem to be getting better or worse? etc Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/06/11
Alan, why don't you participate in the grammar learning discussions/project or the Mario Odyssey speedrunning project? curi Alan Discussion 2019/06/11
I watched anime years ago. Got tired of it. I watched Berserk (1997 version, not 2016). My friend was super impressed by it (and I think he read some Berserk manga); I thought it was OK. I read (past tense) a little manga (in general) but not much. I curi What To Read 2019/06/11
#12712 I practiced the spin-jump-groundpound-roll a bunch, for 2 more sessions. in the earlier session, I got lucky and did one of these very fast (it looked just like in the WR video). I got like zero height after the spin-jump-groundpound bef GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/11
Do you read manga? Have you read Berserk? Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/11
> I’m not asking you to understand or respond to these passages (quoted or not). I want you to know that CR already took into account Peirce. (And if CR did so incorrectly, some fan of Peirce, who is also familiar with Popper, ought to have written Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
> To begin with, consider a variant theory which takes the original theory and adds exceptions for all known counter-examples. This is more likely to be correct (setting aside the issue that the difference is infinitesimal) because it's equally likely kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
I reread Heinlein's *Have Space Suit – Will Travel*. I like the progression as he travels to 4 places that aren't on Earth. I like the person he travels with and (mostly) his sense of life. And I like how it's partly an adventure story, but partly o curi What To Read 2019/06/10
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https://twitter.com/prisonplanet/status/1138019547682942976?s=21 [image] Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/10
link for tweet in previous post https://twitter.com/AAPSonline/status/1138186118061408256 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/10
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Peirce curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
> Induction: “where we generalize from a number of cases of which something is true, and infer that the same thing is true of a whole class.” Infer that it’s true of *which* whole class? This is standard induction which fails to deal with curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
#12717 All IQ tests are bogus... Anonymous Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/06/10
Asian high IQ may be bogus https://www.eurocanadian.ca/2019/01/are-east-asians-more-intelligent-than-whites.html It doesn't say anything about Ashkenazi If the Jews are really smarter they deserve to rule :D Anonymous Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/06/10
> Why do you prefer the use of theories with no known counter examples? Are they more likely to work than a theory that has a counter example? To begin with, consider a variant theory which takes the original theory and adds exceptions for all know Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
Long Milo Yiannopoulos article trashing people involved in making and editing Lauren Southern's documentaries. They committed crimes (like fraud and stealing lots of money) and betrayed the right. They previously fucked with Tommy Robinson at length. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/10
I reread Heinlein's *Starship Troopers*. I disagree with some of the intellectual themes but I still like the book. It is about military culture. And see this FI topic where I post a lengthy scene advocating spanking and ask if anyone can refute it: h curi What To Read 2019/06/10
I read *Wizard's First Rule* ages ago after hearing about Goodkind being an Objectivist (possibly I read it first, heard that second). I thought it was a normal fantasy book. I didn't particularly like it. I also saw the TV show. I have heard that it' curi What To Read 2019/06/10
spin, ground pound, roll GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/10
Checking out a any% speed run GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/10
Terry Goodkind is a self proclaimed Objectivist: http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2007/12/interview-with-terry-goodkind.html He writes fantasy. I have not read anything of his so I can't say if it is good or bad. Have you read anything of Goo Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/10
#12708 I tried this a bunch more times and finally got it right. Not sure what was different this time and I don't think I could do this consistently at all. I messed up a bit later in the race but I still got a PR of under 28 seconds. The part GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/10
optimizing seaside race GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/10
>kieren, all you really said is: prefer theories where counter-examples are rarer to ones where counter-examples are more common. This is pointless because it's better to use theories with no known counter examples. Why do you prefer the use of the kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
Reading at least the last two sections of [The Probability of Induction](https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Popular_Science_Monthly/Volume_12/April_1878/Illustrations_of_the_Logic_of_Science_IV) would give you a good idea of Peirce's account of induction. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
#12700 Thanks for the continued discussion. I’ll try focus on what I think are your main criticisms and avoid opening up too many parallel conversations. If you would prefer me to prioritize other criticisms then let me know, but let's not try an kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
> Wonder boy strikes again > https://youtu.be/2rziZyy-zE8 Your text is social metaphysics. You avoided clearly saying what you mean. You used ambiguous slang to convey not clear ideas but deniable hints about your social attitudes. Dagny Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/10
Wonder boy strikes again https://youtu.be/2rziZyy-zE8 Hard Right Atheist Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/10
> An average-sized apple (mass ~100 g) exerts about one newton of force Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/09
kieren, all you really said is: prefer theories where counter-examples are rarer to ones where counter-examples are more common. This is pointless because it's better to use theories with no known counter examples. It also can't be done without using Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/09
> So this isn’t a problem for induction In the history of philosophy, that is a problem for induction. Most inductivists today think induction does solve that problem of rejecting junk theories with arbitrary exceptions. If you want induction curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/09
> And if we didn’t know any important failure modes, does the difference in the amount of testing make no difference? Depends. You didn't give a detailed scenario so I made reasonable assumptions. If you want to go into details and try to make it curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/09
#12697 I told Sleepy about the world record video I watched and the short cuts it gave. she wanted to see it. I showed her and got 36 second. then we decided to keep trying to improve our PRs on the race. she'd keep trying until she beat my PR GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/09
#12687 I watched a world record video on the seaside koopa race. I saw 2 short cuts. the 1st shortcut involved getting a Cheep Cheep, which got rid of the necessity to repeatedly press Y to swim up with the regular Mario character. the 2nd shortcu GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/09
#12693 >I didn't assume that. I said if you know some important failure modes, and tested one medicine for them but not the other, then you have a big risk difference. And if we didn’t know any important failure modes, does the difference in t kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/09
> selecting it for its importance, obviousness, or other point of interest. How can you know what is important, obvious, or interesting? Isn't that presupposing you're an intelligent person capable of thinking about such things, *before* you ca Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/08
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Popular_Science_Monthly/Volume_13/June_1878/Illustrations_of_the_Logic_of_Science_V > It is easy to see that the number of accidental agreements of this sort would be quite endless. But suppose that, instead of consid Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/08
> We can’t always assume we know the main modes of failure (where do you think these come from anyway?). I didn't assume that. I said if you know some important failure modes, and tested one medicine for them but not the other, then you have a b curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/08
Apple’s “Live Listen” feature Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/08
#12688 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/08
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2019/05/31/can-you-even-believe-these-fucking-people > FACEBOOK LAWYER SAYS USERS ‘HAVE NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY’ >> A lawyer for Facebook argued in court Wednesday that the social media site’s users “h Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/08
#12686 What makes a bank "central"? Government support to privilege it above other banks. That support involves laws that favor the bank and taxpayer money used to favor it. So, force and more force. Dagny Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/08
#12687 1) if it's like mario 64, you need to press swim button with the correct timing, using a rhythm, not as fast as possible. 2) https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/200275-super-mario-odyssey/75964857 Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/08
Seaside race, master cup GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/08
#12669 So why having a central bank is considered to be bad? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/08
#12683 > When it comes to medical risk, I generally prefer the option where we tested everything we think we should test, as opposed to the new drug which is still undergoing tests we think are important. It's not the number of tests but the question kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/08
Skyline made a video on how to get unstuck (gamer focus, but the concepts apply to other stuff). It has good tips which you can use for learning philosophy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyQ311sR3CY curi How To Get Unstuck 2019/06/07
> How do you account for this? When it comes to medical risk, I generally prefer the option where we tested everything we think we should test, as opposed to the new drug which is still undergoing tests we think are important. It's not the number o curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/07
I've also been reading some interesting technical grammar/linguistics papers like https://www.glossa-journal.org/articles/10.5334/gjgl.537/ curi What To Read 2019/06/07
#12679 Great. Thx. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/07
Heinlein's *Methuselah's Children* involves long lifespan, space travel, aliens with very different culture than us, and persecution of men, by men, for being superior. It's the first of ~5 books that share a major character. I don't yet know how r curi What To Read 2019/06/07
#12676 Thx, reuploaded. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/07
#12677 No. Anonymous Subjective and Objective 2019/06/07
An objective test? Anonymous Subjective and Objective 2019/06/07
FYI: The two last podcasts ("motivation" and "FRB") output "file not found". Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/07
#12673 > Because e.g. it has a lot of potential failure modes that people think are worth checking (testing) but which have not yet been checked, whereas with the second option there aren't a bunch of known risks in need of further investigation. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/07
I reread Heinlein's *Red Planet*. It's OK. The stuff with the martians is weird (kinda like new agey spiritual meditation stuff). The rest is about as good as his other juveniles. Kid (maybe age 15? idk) living on Mars goes to school (also on Mars) wh curi What To Read 2019/06/06
> I'm happy with how thing's have gone so far; getting a lot out of this conversation. Great. > Why is the first option higher risk than the second option? Because e.g. it has a lot of potential failure modes that people think are worth chec curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/06
> It wasn't trying to be a criticism of your example, it was explaining something (which happened to be a criticism of something else) because you asked. I misread you then. I thought you were offering an alternative account of why my example arb Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/06
>> It wasn't a replacement, it was just a different criticism. > Then it is an insufficient criticism for refuting my example. I think this discussion is getting confused because it's mixing two things: debate and Q&A. I answered a question and curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/05
> To avoid confusion, I use "criticize" or "refute" to refer to all types of criticisms, and "empirically falsify" for empirical criticism only. Lets stick with how CR applies to scientific/empirical theories for now. > It wasn't a replacemen kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/05
What are some common confusions about fractional reserve banking and what's the right way to think about it? Context is I was watching this lecture which is very critical of FRB and calls it fraud https://youtu.be/IIztM-B_Eeg I understand some Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/05
kieren, I think you're interpretting h2v as inductive because of 2 things: A) you are an inductivist. you think induction is true. [1] B) you are trying to interpret h2v in a way that it's true given A, you have to find a way to interpret h2v Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/05
> We guess, and then we also try and falsify our guess right? Yes. Except I'd say we try to *criticize* our guesses. "Falsify" commonly refers only to empirical criticism, not all criticism. To avoid confusion, I use "criticize" or "refute" to refe curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/05
> We choose constraints when we guess they may serve a useful purpose, and we don't see anything wrong with them. We guess, and then we also try and falsify our guess right? roughly: the more failed falsification attempts the better. >> It is ar Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/05
> Why do we choose to let this constrain us though? We choose constraints when we guess they may serve a useful purpose, and we don't see anything wrong with them. > It is arbitrary, but not so much if we happened to have a wealth of observation curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
> Newton's theories are more constrained than "Stuff moves". They are designed under constraints like that they must provide a general mathematical law that doesn't depend on time, place, or other parochial details. Why do we choose to let this con kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
Newton's theories are non-arbitrary b/c they don't have an arbitrary DD will sometimes float part. Newton's theories are more constrained than "Stuff moves". They are designed under constraints like that they must provide a general mathematical law curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
Can you give me an example of how an accepted scientific theory is good because of non-arbitrary ideas, ideas that are more constrained, ideas that solve, etc, and not because its ideas are supported by past observation? I've been presented these s kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
DD is clear that h2v isn't an empirical matter when he writes, e.g.: > That is what makes good explanations essential to science: it is only when a theory is a good explanation – hard to vary – that it even matters whether it is testable. Bad e curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
#12651 The Ed Powell on the podcast is the guy from this IQ debate who posts on the [Solopassion](http://www.solopassion.com) forum which has a Make Objectivism Great Again political leaning. He sounded reasonable and knowledgeable on the podcast, but Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/04
#12651 I like how Sunny brings up Yaron's lack of *writing out his position clearly*. It's a [Paths Forward issue](http://fallibleideas.com/paths-forward). Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/04
I might grant you that h2v could really mean that a good theory is constrained by critisism in general, but then isn't it saying nothing more than "good theories have survived critisism". I would suggest that the main critisism that h2v highlights kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
> If we want to predict as much as possible about the world, then we will be preferring the theory that says the most about the world. Yes, preferring theories that say more (without being wrong) is a type of non-empirical constraint or criticism ( curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
Brook overestimates the role of police in America. He has a naive view like "police are the solution to violence". No, *ideas are the solution to violence*. 99% of violence-prevent is due to ideas, particularly moral ideas. Most Americans don't wan curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/04
#12653 Context: Brook is an anti-semite. He gave a speech where he criticized helping others altruistically but said helping *productive* people is self-interested. Then he said that the US fighting WWII to help the European Jews would have been Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/04
Skyline on learning how to learn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1a-lhjmfPw Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/04
> #MOGA ? > https://youtu.be/995Riq8JdUo > Sunny & friends on Yaron Brook Jfc ~17m in vid, Yaron brook concedes Muslims bringing bad ideas to US but compares it to Jews (!) bringing bad ideas to US in earlier wave of immigration in late 19th Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/04
I don't have 100 volleyball and I'm missing several hint art. Offhand I don't recall being missing anything else. I didn't figure out some of the hint art clues, although I haven't tried very much. curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/04
#MOGA ? https://youtu.be/995Riq8JdUo Sunny & friends on Yaron Brook Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/04
Getting the hint art moons GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/04
How does one work on self motivation? What do do to become less lazy? I want to learn stuff but too often when I am tired I go for instant gratification --> watching a show or whatever random lazy stuff. I want to change this but I do not know how to. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/04
Got more moons in Bowser and Moon kingdoms GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/04
Perhaps "required" is too strong, and it should be "Every concept of a hard-to-vary theory is involved in explaining..." kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
I don't think theories which say "I don't know" about the future is a problem hard-to-vary was trying to address. I think that falls more with the "theories must be falsifiable" principle. Regardless, my focus is on the aspect of h2v that resembles in kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
I see what you mean. In this case, we would have two compatible theories with one of the theories saying more about the world than the other. It's like me having one theory that says 'red helium balloons rise in the air', and another theory that kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
> More clearly, my definition should say something like: Every concept of a hard-to-vary theory is required for explaining some past observations. We cannot easily vary any of these concepts whilst still being able to account for what we want to expla curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
#12642 Under this definition, your floater theory is rejected because you floating person is not required for explaining any past observations. The way I link this to induction is through the requirement for every element of a theory to have som kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
#12641 That is what I now expected. Originally I thought your x-fall theory was an example of an e2v theory that would fit my definition of h2v, but you actually provide it as an example of a variation of Newton's gravitation. The fault is with kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
The x-fall theory is a variation of Newton's laws in category 2. That was what it was designed to be! It was chosen specifically for the purpose of illustrating that looking at what does and doesn't contradict past observations isn't constraining enou curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
Very clearly stated :) Can you give me an example of 2? kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
> What I think of as data constraints is observations. My argument is about theories being constrained by *observations*. I said what I meant by a data constraint: being constrained by *not contradicting* an observation. You haven't said what yo curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
> So varying newtons theory leads it to be inconsistent with out past observations that it is explaining, but varying your floater theory does not lead to such inconsistency. 1. There are infinitely many variations of Newton's laws which are *incon curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
#12636 I'm not sure if you have a special definition in mind when you talk about data constraints? What I think of as data constraints is observations. My argument is about theories being constrained by *observations*. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
> So my question to you is, what past observations is the "DD will float" part of you theory required for explaining? None. That is not a data constraint. It's not about data ruling out or supporting anything. It's an abstract argument saying rough curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
#12634 So varying newtons theory leads it to be inconsistent with out past observations that it is explaining, but varying your floater theory does not lead to such inconsistency. The difference between h2v, and e2v. Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
#12632 I thought I was still talking about data constraints. When I say falsified, I mean "inconsistent with past observations". Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
My original revision of the google doc has "every concept of a hard-to-vary theory is required for explaining some past observations". So my question to you is, what past observations is the "DD will float" part of you theory required for explainin kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
#12631 The topic under discussion was data constraints. You made claims relating to them. You're now bringing up other, non-data issues. Do you now agree that the x-falling theory is *fully constrained by the empirical data*, exactly the same as the N curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
#12629 If we change Newton's inverse square law to an inverse cube law, our theory becomes falsified. If we change DD to Kieren in the floater theory, the theory is still ok. There is at least one element of the floater theory that can be ea Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/04
#12629 The constraint imposed by an observation (that we accept) is that any theory which *logically contradicts that observation* is rejected. This addresses (1), not just (2). The "DD will x-fall" theory (and just the specific part about him floatin curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/03
There is no observation that it contradicts. That is (2), but my definition is (1). The "DD" and the "X" of "DD will float in X circumstances" are easy to vary concepts of your floater theory. We can swap out DD for any other name, and the theory s kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/03
https://twitter.com/thejpc/status/1135560475339632640 [image] ppl r on the other side of this issue are ignorant or willfully blind. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/03
The "DD will float [in X circumstances]" aspect is constrained by every past observation: there is no past observation that it contradicts. curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/03
#12625 I think this is important to highlight: "My definition says that EVERY concept of a good theory must be constrained by past observations." So your example may be consistent with "every past observation", but when we examine your theory, kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/03
#12624 Every empirical theory is constrained by every single piece of data we have. Every data point limits what the theory can say: nothing that logically contradicts that data point. x-falling and regular falling both are logically consistent curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/03
"hard to vary" as induction kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/03
#12622 That person, for *your* life, needs to be *you*. If you can't do it, well, I guess you really better learn the *philosophical skills* involved. Otherwise your life will be a mess. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/03
NASA mission planning Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/03
Race in Bowser kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/03
Getting more moons without tutorials/videos GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/03
https://www.ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2014/1/1/amazons-pr-genius > Even apparently negative stories, for example about how hard the workers are driven, benefit Amazon, much like a mobster's reputation: 'don't try competing with these guys'. S Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/03
Fear of being blacklisted in the industry screwed up Skyline's ability to make YouTube videos: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/bwbzzf/you_cant_say_that_stuff_a_blizzard_employee/ Excerpt: > “But anyway it wasn’t ove Anonymous Fear of Future Employers 2019/06/03
Neat tweet about SNS5 winner Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/03
Getting better GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/02
rwhitegoose is ridiculously superstitious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cMiSSCPbZk video about a speedrunner supposedly dreaming a world record run of someone else, in detail, before he knew it happened or saw the video if it. Anonymous Philosophy Side Quests 2019/06/02
Getting better at the game GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/02
I noticed a methodology change in me GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/02
motion controls are hard to control, and generally finicky and annoying. the technology doesn't work well enough and it's much harder to get a consistent result. pressing a button you either press it or you don't. moving a joystick a particular way is curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/02
Question about OP GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/02
> I got 45 moons so far without tutorials/videos. I'm not done trying though. It seems like you're improving compared to when you started playing. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/02
Moons in Luncheon kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/02
Correction GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/02
Parrot GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/02
Bogleheads forum: Does a home mortgage use Simple or [Compound] Interest? Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/02
I reread Heinlein's *The Moon is a Harsh Mistress*. I think it's overrated for having a violent libertarian revolution plot (to free the moon from being ruled by the Earth). It also has an AI. It has fully adult characters, a poly marriage, and it's l curi What To Read 2019/06/02
Shapley value Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/02
Story of resolving a Dolphin emulator issue Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/02
Did you talk with the parrot ? Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/02
More moons in Snow kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/02
Social Pressure & Running Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/02
Expanding on #12596 We can't reject theories just by finding contradicting evidence. We can't gather evidence for everything. There are infinitely many things. And we don't want to test some things, e.g. DD doesn't want to jump off a building to s curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/01
Brett Hall's bad and kinda unfriendly reply to the same article that #12596 replies to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jN2_5bkm8MVAinU1JfpZnkS40cLTHqU1qNe4ak-AmJU/edit Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/01
xoxohth: Anyone love having NO plans for the weekend? Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/01
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17chWJ2M0HlD47FFt1ZxsZr6Ogf6K-LW5-dGOfdxBxao/edit# found via https://twitter.com/krazyander/status/1128203880695619585 > David Deutsch’s hard-to-vary (HTV) criteria [1] is offered as a solution to a problem f curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/01
[Running a Tightrope: Doom’s Most Precarious Speedrun Alisa Philosophy Side Quests 2019/06/01
The guy didn't claim "probably" has to be prefixed before any claim. His belief is presumably the standard one: I *know* I have a door, but I can't *prove* there is no god. You have to hedge with probability when you don't have proof. Ofc their epi Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/01
#12592 Nick Bushkar [replied to DD](https://twitter.com/NickBushkar/status/1134162355099643904): > I want to be correct. I don't understand how making an unfalsifiable claim would make me correct. Can you explain? DD [replied](https://twitter.co Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/01
#12591 How is DD's last message a good reply? How did the guy indicate he doesn't want to be correct? He believes that "probably" is the correct thing to say. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/01
DD tweets Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/01
https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/96TBXaHwLbFyeAxrg/guardians-of-ayn-rand Yudkowsky hates Ayn Rand. His reasons are all tangential, not actually about the philosophy. He talks about her life history, ARI's attitudes, Rand being dead and outdated, Ran Anonymous Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward 2019/06/01
Big Less Wrong criticism article: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/wmEcNP3KFEGPZaFJk/the-craft-and-the-community-a-post-mortem-and-resurrection It also links to this criticism of making Berkeley the primary home for the community: https://thez Anonymous Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward 2019/06/01
Less Wrong making fools of themselves: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/T8Huvskn2Ab5m8wkx/i-ve-had-it-with-those-dark-rumours-about-our-culture#xWdgLb6edJwWWTfAd Anonymous Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward 2019/06/01
https://www.reddit.com/r/SneerClub/comments/avu24t/the_bay_area_rationalist_community_can_not_escape/ehie2xw/ > I've found in a lot of communities / spaces where there are relaxed boundaries (relative to the world at large) there's, inevitably, cer Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/01
Less Wrong = Less Monogamous ? https://www.reddit.com/r/SneerClub/comments/avu24t/the_bay_area_rationalist_community_can_not_escape/ http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3706564&forum_id=2#34030022 Anonymous Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward 2019/06/01
Date: May 30th, 2019 12:22 PM Author: identifyasrippedchadd00d First, your argument about the original movie is a non-sequitur to both your post and my response. The existence of leftist propaganda in the original movie does not diminish any argum Anonymous Frozen Comments 2019/06/01
Moons in Snow kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/01
Lake race again GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/01
Roost V: I Have Unpublished 11 Of My Books Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/01
How do I know when I have "learnt philosophy"? Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/31
Moons in the Metro kingdom - part 3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/31
I read Heinlein's *Citizen of the Galaxy* which I remember liking in the past. I liked it again. I'd forgotten most of it. The main character goes from slave to beggar to space traveller/trader to more. It covers 4 phases of his life. It's another curi What To Read 2019/05/31
Understanding consciousness requires knowing a lot about epistemology, programming/hardware/software and physics. And even then it's not understood very fully or we'd be able to create AGIs. The most common mistake is overestimating the value of un Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/31
> “It is on the basis of their mentality of collectivism and statism that the authors of the Clinton plan seek to impose a system of medical care on the American people that will be determined not by individuals acting for their own self-interest wi Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/31
Moons in the Metro kingdom - part 2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/31
Moons in Metro kingdom - part 1 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/31
Consciousness N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/31
Moons in Lost kingdom - part 3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/31
#12571 If you talk to all the characters – especially look near your ship – you will find two who can give you hints to help find moons. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/30
Moons in Lost kingdom - part 2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMX0uQpDsYU This video is about speedrunning a particular level of Doom II. It gives you an idea of how much can be optimized about moving around without even having a jump button. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/30
*Farmer in the Sky* is about colonizing Ganymede. It's very hard to start a farm there. Another solid coming of age story with a male lead and sci-fi elements like space. curi What To Read 2019/05/30
I enjoyed Heinlein's *Star Beast* a lot. I particularly recommend that one. It has kinda like a talking alien dog, a court trial, and negotiations between humanity and an alien species. That doesn't do it justice but I'm avoiding spoilers. *Starman curi What To Read 2019/05/30
Moons in Lost kingdom - part 1 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/30
Moons in Cloud Kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/30
Moons in Wooded kingdom - part 8 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/30
> Dualism is a form of rejection of the material world and the laws of physics. The special non-material category is stuff outside the laws of physics. It's trying to claim exceptions to physics. That's straightforwardly what you're doing when you say N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/29
Dualism is a form of rejection of the material world and the laws of physics. The special non-material category is stuff outside the laws of physics. It's trying to claim exceptions to physics. That's straightforwardly what you're doing when you say e Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/29
> That's dualism. Could you elaborate and point on what is wrong? Is Peikoff considered to be a dualist (I read in the Binswanger thread that he might be somewhat of a dualist)? Or is it me misunderstanding Peikoff? N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/29
#12557 That's dualism. Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/29
Moons in Wooded kingdom - part 7 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/29
Moons in Wooded kingdom - part 6 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/29
>> Skip summaries / key takeaways? I'm hoping to catch misunderstandings I might get from others familiar with the texta as you recommend on the "What Books Should You Read?" page. > you said you read multiple whole books without commenting. i was N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/29
>> So how do we go to it being deterministic if, as far from our experience, it is indistinguishable from an indeterministic outcome? > That's complicated. If you want to know some quantum physics, start with the sections in FoR then BoI. For no N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/29
> So how do we go to it being deterministic if, as far from our experience, it is indistinguishable from an indeterministic outcome? That's complicated. If you want to know some quantum physics, start with the sections in FoR then BoI. > only on curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/28
Firs of, I think I might be too sloppy with quotation. Full quotes I have used quotation marks for. But when paraphrasing I have of course not used quotation marks. Those have been hard to impossible to distinguish from my own comments. I shall distin N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/28
#12553 You're being dishonest. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
> Then you should expect to stop commenting after your initial burst of energy runs out, unless you find a selfish reason during that time. Why isn't the reason I gave in #12548 selfish? It deals with my enjoyment. Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
#12550 Then you should expect to stop commenting after your initial burst of energy runs out, unless you find a selfish reason during that time. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
https://www.cchr.org/take-action/stop-ect-damage.html > OPPOSE THE FDA’S PROPOSED RULING ON ECT > Speak out to prevent the FDA from lowering the risk classification of the electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) machine from Class III, high risk, to Anonymous Psychiatry Discussion 2019/05/28
#12549 Nothing comes to mind. Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
#12548 No goal to benefit you more directly? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
> Sharing things isn't much of a goal. It's more means than end. What is the purpose or goal of doing that sharing? Maybe people here will get something from one of my comments and do something good with it that I would enjoy. For example, maybe th Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
> My goal is to share things Sharing things isn't much of a goal. It's more means than end. What is the purpose or goal of doing that sharing? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
> what is your goal with these comments? My goal is to share things I find interesting that I think others here might also find interesting. My comments are like notes that I would otherwise write and keep to myself. Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
> I don't feel like writings postmortems for errors in in my curi.us comments. Why? Or maybe more to the point, what is your goal with these comments? PS I noticed the doll thing. I too thought it was bad (actually you didn't say you think it wa Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
patio11 is making his daughter save up to buy a doll Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
I don't feel like writings postmortems for errors in in my curi.us comments. People can feel free to ignore my comments in light of that (or to ask me to not comment here at all). Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
#12541 I thought the conclusion made sense, but I didn't read the study. Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
#12539 You should say *why* you're sharing things. Did you think it was good? That is what a reasonable person would guess was your reason for sharing, but you've maintained enough deniability that it's kinda hard to ask you to post-mortem your error. Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
#12539 That sentence is badly written. "the ability" doesn't say whose ability. I guess they mean "one's ability" (or even "your ability"). Reminds me of passive voice. Then it's also pretty hard to tell who "their" refers to. And it's hard to tell wh Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
Study: Learning others’ political views reduces the ability to assess and use their expertise in nonpolitical domains (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010027718302609) Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
NASA page on kites Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
Facebook permits calls for violence against people involved in "organized hate" Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
> Any suggestions on how to move forward here? Most of the time, write shorter comments. E.g. take one quote you disagree with and write one paragraph about what your disagreement is. Or, in the alternative, say you didn't spot a single thing in th curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/28
Anti-Christian bias in math paper about Euclid Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
In which Paul Graham tries to get a citation from someone with a PhD Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
Takes too long in between postings. I do want to learn this. There is plenty of new ideas for me to chew on and I feel that if I move to fast I will tend to not understand them but just end up ignoring / missing to implement them in my thinking proces N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/28
> If a charity said "hey we figured out how to save a few children in the short term and also we focus most of our efforts on the longer term" that would be fine, i wouldn't object to doing that instead of pure-longterm, but that charity does not exis Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/28
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4248817&forum_id=2 > CharlesXII here, doing a readthrough+review of Ready Player One XOXO-quality scholarly criticism of a very popular book with rave reviews. The book is terrible. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/27
*Farmer in the Sky* by Robert Heinlein makes a point that was later made by David Deutsch in *The Beginning of Infinity*: > "My old man says that nobody but an utter idiot would even think of going out to Ganymede. He says that Earth is the only pl curi Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/27
Are there any good rational arguments against polygamy? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/27
> This is correct. Especially the last part. And the ideas I have are contradicting. I am reading Rand and agree with what I read. Yet years and years of altruistic indoctrination is still there and comes up to surface - especially in discussion (such Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/27
> I agree. But the "fish" might still save some innocent lives. I understand that little will change if aid keeps coming (or at least much slower). But is not giving the aid still not just letting innocent children die? Should they be sacrificed for a curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/27
> Your problem is you don't actually know the answer. You don't have clear ideas about this. This is correct. Especially the last part. And the ideas I have are contradicting. I am reading Rand and agree with what I read. Yet years and years of alt Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/27
> I think I need to come up with a project so I'll have a reason to select specific stuff and to comment on stuff I read. That makes sense. So what have you been doing about that? Do you have any brainstormed candidates? Criticisms that are already Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/05/27
> What do you say when they ask "what can you do with $20 in a month compared to giving a child food for the whole month"? Your problem is you don't actually know the answer. You don't have clear ideas about this. The short answer is the *causes curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/27
Where does this notion of the 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer = catastrophe come from? Is it based on the the same computer models that are used for most alarmist claims? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/27
#12521 My standard response to strangers trying to sell me something or give charity is, “no thanks” or “not interested”, as I keep walking. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/27
> I just say something like "busy, sorry" without breaking stride I usually do that too. This time I listened for a time for the "persuasion speech" (playing on guilt mostly) and then after some time said 'no thanks'. They still managed to play on Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/27
Moons in Wooded kingdom - part 5 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/27
> How do you handle people on the street from organisations that usually try to guilt you to donate money monthly to save children in Africa if you start to interact with them (appart from just ignoring them)? > Do you give the money? Why? > Do yo Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/27
How do you handle people on the street from organisations that usually try to guilt you to donate money monthly to save children in Africa if you start to interact with them (appart from just ignoring them)? Do you give the money? Why? Do you not Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/27
> What method(s) of reading do you use, at what speeds? I usually skim unless I'm having trouble understanding the material. #12223 > why? I haven't been finding the stuff I read interesting. So I usually just want to get the reading finish Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/05/27
Gulf is around 25k words and Friday is around 135k. Between Planets is around 65k. curi What To Read 2019/05/26
I finished *Friday*, which i particularly liked. it's loosely sequel to *Gulf*. i would recommend reading *Gulf* first. you don't need to but it's shorter and is referred to a bit. the main character and cultural ideas are interesting. the world po curi What To Read 2019/05/26
Moons in Wooded kingdom - part 4 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/26
> I'm trying to read things quickly What method(s) of reading do you use, at what speeds? Also: > Alan, gonna follow up on #12223 ? Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/05/25
*Bureaucracy* by Ludwig von Mises: > The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/25
People donate to charity because part of them knows that their own lives aren't very important and they aren't going to do anything great if they use the money on themselves. They don't want to invest in learning more and doing something that great; t curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/25
Between Planets has a stronger plot because the character has a goal early on which drives a lot of the story. i like the low-plot novels fine, but i would recommend Between Planets more. not just for the better plot, it was also more interesting in o curi What To Read 2019/05/25
I read *the rolling stones*. Solid space story with more sense of life than plot. lots of Heinlein's earlier books are a little over 200 pages and have a weak plot. they are often like "here are the characters. now they do thing 1. now they do thing 2 curi What To Read 2019/05/25
https://mises.org/wire/tucker-carlson-and-aoc-are-wrong-about-christianity-and-usury Tucker Carlson, who says Bernie and AOC are right re max interest caps (very similar to price controls), is not the hero who will save us. solid article btw. ha Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/25
https://twitter.com/jowrotethis/status/1131956466993094656 [image] Oh. Great point. Reminds me. I know a show which has significantly *increased* its words per episode over time. South Park! Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/25
Borderless Is Merely OK curi Politics Discussion 2019/05/25
Moons in Wooded kingdom - part 3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/25
Trying not to press hard GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/25
I read Rocket Ship Galileo and Space Cadet. Both solid, nothing too special. I like the sense of life. curi What To Read 2019/05/24
reddit reply re DD & morality curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/24
*Bureaucracy* by Ludwig von Mises: > Marxism provides a different interpretation of liberalism’s achievements. The main dogma of Karl Marx is the doctrine of the irreconcilable conflict of economic classes. Capitalist society is divided into cla Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/24
*Bureaucracy* by Ludwig von Mises: > The political structure of Germany and France, in the last years preceding the fall of their democratic constitutions, was to a very great extent influenced by the fact that for a considerable part of the elect Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/24
the suppression of dissenting ideas is evil. the left has made people feel bad for questioning their dogmas about race, gender, etc. whichever ideas are actually true, it's bad to try to shut up doubters and discourage anyone from reconsidering or inv Anonymous Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/05/24
If you can't finish Mario Odyssey in under 2 hours, the issue is knowledge not physical dexterity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEFaNhe2m-0 Smallant put the left joycon in his right hand, and vice versa, and finished the game in under 2 hours Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/24
Super Mario Odyssey's Biggest Barrier Broken! Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/24
#12491 See the blog post paragraph that says "Those are some reasons it's a good game choice." I don't know any good browser game speedruns if that's what you mean. You can look for yourself to find a speed game which has competition and guides. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/24
#12490 yes #12492 Pinker sucks: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/a7G33eZcoQE/rote7Qe-BwAJ #12493 People here don't get views on biology from Rand. In short, they come originally from DD. But I for one *think* about the matter Anonymous Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/05/24
Rand was a genius but when it comes to biology you should listen to "Darwin worshipers" Niga Clitus Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/05/24
You deserve a kick in the Tewsticles ;) see The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker Niga Clitus Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/05/24
Is it Super Mario Odyssey in particular that you recommend as a guide to problem solving, because of some way it's designed? Do you have other recommendations? (perhaps an online quick access?) Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/24
Should the sentence: "explains how the word "heritable" is used misleading. in technical jargon, it just means there's a correlation." Be: "explains how the word "heritable" is used misleading*LY*. in technical jargon, it just means there's a c Anonymous Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/05/24
if you want to figure out the truth of the matter you have to do something about the discourse problem. figure out some way to discuss it and resolve disagreements and organize all the arguments into something better than chaos instead of chaotically Anonymous Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/05/23
Heinlein curi What To Read 2019/05/23
[image] Universities suck. [Lambda School](https://lambdaschool.com) charges 17% of your income for two years after they teach you and you get a job. You only pay if you're making $50k/yr or more. No Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/23
Moons in Wooded kingdom - part 2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/23
#12483 Are you going to try to not press so hard? Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/23
Moons in Wooded kingdom moons - part 1 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/23
Race in Lake kingdom - part 6/7 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/23
#12481 Same article: > After returning from the gym on March 24, 2019, the victim showered and then went to take the recycling out at approximately 1:20 pm leaving her door open but screen door closed. Why did they put the (correct) comma after Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/22
https://breaking911.com/man-accused-of-attacking-raping-woman-after-she-took-out-recycling/ > DENVER—Prosecutors with the Denver District Attorney’s office today announced that Jerome Lucas, 34 was charged with two counts of sexual assault, one Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/22
#12479 Expanding on this: So there's both the *narrow context* (the goal of this particular idea) and the *broader context* (my life, my values, my other ideas) to consider. Criticisms have to be contextually relevant. A criticism has to say why so Dagny The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2019/05/22
I don't think Popper would like "contextual certainty". Contextual certainty is confusing because you could always make a mistake *within your context*. You might not use the best available knowledge. You might be dishonest. There's no way to be certa Dagny The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2019/05/22
> When Popper rejects "irrevocably true statements," he's saying that in a future context we may get new information and change our minds. Popper thinks of this in terms of fallibility. Whatever we do, we may have made a mistake. Popper also thinks of N The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2019/05/22
#12475 > No, AFAICT. Why do you think that? In Swedish there are two different words for "bad". One that is similar to the way it is used in English, and one that is used on negative things that are considered bad to begin with. For example dis N The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2019/05/22
I was mistaken. I did the wrong conversion from English in my head and got it mixed up (I roughly made it into "even worse than" instead of what it actually said). https://writingexplained.org/worse-or-worst-difference N The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2019/05/22
#12474 >>Popper is a worse communicator than Rand. > Doesn't this imply Rand being a bad communicator? No, AFAICT. Why do you think that? Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2019/05/22
#7085 >Popper is a worse communicator than Rand. Doesn't this imply Rand being a bad communicator? Wouldn't it be better to formulate the sentence the following instead? "Popper is not as good of a communicator as Rand." Or do you think t N The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2019/05/22
#12471 > 1. Regarding Question X, I don't know the answer, but my current best guess is Y. > > 2. Regarding Question X, I think Y is probably true. > > Are both hedges? Is one more hedgey than the other? I don't really know, but I'd guess t Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/22
Race in Lake kingdom - part 5 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/22
> #12452 > Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ : >> Next to being right in this world, the best of all things is to be clearly and definitely wrong, because you will come out somewhere. > I think there's something to be said for hedging whe Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/22
*Bureaucracy* by Ludwig von Mises: > Half a century later German liberalism was stone dead. The Kaiser’s Sozialpolitik, the statist system of government interference with business and of aggressive nationalism, had supplanted it. Nobody minded w Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/22
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > Practice being the thing needful, it is essential that we put aside a certain amount of time for it. Unless you lay out a definite program, unless you put aside, say, one-half hour every day, for pure downr Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/22
https://daringfireball.net/2019/05/good_old_fashioned_macbook_pro_speed_bumps > Most people waiting for the new Mac Pro think it’s in state #1 or #2, and thus, we’ll get some sort of look at it at WWDC. The comma after "thus" is wrong and s Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
https://voat.co/v/politics/3230478 Poles have published the Red Cross report on the Nazi concentration camps that claims 271,301 people were killed, not 6 million. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/21
#12462 *On Liberty* is indeed an important book: Mises, in *Liberalism* ("epigone" means "a less distinguished follower or imitator of someone, especially an artist or philosopher"): > John Stuart Mill is an epigone of classical liberalism and, curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > Another way of reading a book is what I may call the anticipating method. Whenever a writer has started to explain something, or whenever you see that he is about to, stop reading and try to think out the e Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > While I believe all the foregoing suggestions are judicious and necessary, I am willing to admit that their wisdom may reasonably be doubted. But there is one practice about which there can be no controvers Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > So with reading. When we peruse a book in the usual casual way we do not master it. And when we read a book on the same subject immediately after it, the different viewpoint is liable to cause bewilderment Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Hazlitt liked Hayek's *Road to Serfdom* Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Roosh V banned from Twitter for 7 days for tweeting the phrase "tranny freak" Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Hazlitt & "philosophy first" Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Hazlitt's published writing consists of ~10M words Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Hazlitt wrote *Thinking as a Science* at age 22 Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > The very fact that you want to study a subject implies that the phenomena with which it deals are not clear to you. You desire to study economics, for instance, because you feel that you do not understand e Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
#12452 Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ : > Next to being right in this world, the best of all things is to be clearly and definitely wrong, because you will come out somewhere. I think there's something to be said for hedging when you'r Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Race in Lake kingdom - part 4 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > While no complaint can be made of lack of quantity in what has been written on reading, most of it has not taken up the subject from the proper standpoint; still less has dealt with it in the right manner. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > One word more on this. There is a type of individual, most often met with among writers, who fears to make a statement of his thought definite, because he has a faint suspicion that it may be wrong. He wish Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ >It is important that we be unprejudiced. It is even more important that our views be definite. And if our definite views are wrong?... But the words of Thomas Huxley on this subject cannot be improved: >“ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > The average man (that mythical creature!) when he has just been confronted with a problem, may wrestle with it with all the vigor of a great thinker. But as he sees difficulties multiplying about him, he gr Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/20
using both cap buttons isn't necessary. try it both ways and see what you prefer (and try to find out what speedrunners do – if they all do it the same way, do that. if they do a variety then you can pick). the cap stays out for a certain amount of curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > In fact, it is only by deep reflection on a subject that we come to realize most of the problems involved. You walk along the road with your friend the botanist and he stops to pick what looks to you to be Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ Note the similarity to some Popper stuff here regarding the point about observing. This book was published when Popper was 14, so Hazlitt didn't get it from Popper > Nowhere is the evolutionary method more Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > Before starting to solve a question—while deciding, for instance, on the validity of some nice distinction in logic—we should ask ourselves, “What practical difference will it make if I hold one opini Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > MOST of us, at those rare intervals when we think at all, do so in a slipshod sort of way. If we come across a mental difficulty we try to get rid of it in almost any kind of hit or miss manner. Even those Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > I beg no one to get frightened. Science does not necessarily mean test tubes and telescopes. I mean science in its broadest sense; and in this sense it means nothing more than organized knowledge. If we are Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ >Most people, when confronted with a problem, immediately acquire an inordinate desire to “read-up” on it. When they get stuck mentally, the first thing such people do is to run to a book. Confess it, have Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking As a Science_ > Every sensible man realizes that the perfection of a mechanical instrument depends to some extent upon the perfection of the tools with which it is made. No carpenter would expect a perfectly smooth board af Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/20
Race in Lake kingdom - part 3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/20
Corrections: 1. The Wikipedia URL should be: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo%5f11%5f%282019%5ffilm%29 2. There was a missing ellipsis in a quote from Ayn Rand. The quote (which comes from p. 718 of the Sep 1969 issue of *The Objectivist* li Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/19
GISTE Race in Lake kingdom - part 2 Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/19
Apollo 11 (2019) documentary Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/19
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Flowers_Campaign >The Hundred Flowers Campaign, also termed the Hundred Flowers Movement (simplified Chinese: ????; traditional Chinese: ????; pinyin: B?ihu? Qífàng), was a period in 1956 in the People's Repu Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/18
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7022005/Thugs-beat-slash-stomp-Brooklyn-man-broad-daylight-attack.html thugs beat the crap out of a guy to take his credit card to use at McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSicdnahJ7o video jokes about anti-child violence in latin american culture Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/18
>>> -- A good philosophy is an integrated system of ideas without contradictions >> **Objectivism is a good philosophy despite containing mistakes** (including, no doubt, contradictions). Objectivism has value, it can help us, and it's superior (fe curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/18
Lots of mutable state bugs in BotW (as is typical of games). Anonymous Philosophy Side Quests 2019/05/18
#12432 As he mentions in the first minute of the first video, this stuff is hard. So, FYI, *do not speedrun BotW*. You can consider it as your *second* speedgame if you speedrun Mario Odyssey first. Odyssey has much lower barriers to entry. http curi Philosophy Side Quests 2019/05/18
Limcube’s BotW any% tutorial Alisa Philosophy Side Quests 2019/05/18
Race in Lake kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/18
😈 ![]https://gfycat.com/obedientchubbyhagfish Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/18
#12427 >(This is arguing with Peikoff, not with the accuracy of N's summary of Peikoff. I assume. I didn't go check what Peikoff said.) I try to stay true to the material in the summary part. Some statements are my own as they try to condense a st N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/18
I tried playing Super Mario Odyssey. I know someone who already had the game and was willing to help me get started using their game. I hadn't played this kind of game before although I had seen other people play similar games in the past. I had t Anne B Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/17
> -- A good philosophy is an integrated system of ideas without contradictions That's an aspiration or goal. But it's not a criterion of a good philosophy. People make mistakes. Objectivism is a good philosophy despite containing mistakes (includin curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/17
I thought of something that might satisfy the four criteria above. I wanted to study grammar and I wanted to start with very easy grammar stuff. I looked online for grammar games for kids but those seemed more like they were testing grammar kno Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/17
#12423 Thanks. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/17
Here's the first post of Nikola's OPAR reading, so that people can see what came of the reading group discussion above: http://curi.us/1857-open-thread-objectivism-discussion#c12418 Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/17
#12422 I meant use a different blog topic (= comment on a different post), not a different writing topic. I have moved it here: http://curi.us/1857-open-thread-objectivism-discussion#c12418 curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/17
#12420 I did't quite understand the first sentence. Do you mean not "First reading of OPAR"? Please do. No problem at all. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/17
#12358 I read [Fugitive From Asteron](https://www.amazon.com/Fugitive-Asteron-Gen-LaGreca-ebook/dp/B016N6SYH0?tag=curi04-20) and liked it more than *A Dream of Daring*. It also has much less copied from Rand than *Noble Vision*, but I liked the plot m curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/17
#12418 It would be better if you used a different topic for this so other people aren't posting off-topic stuff in the middle. Do you mind if I manually move it here? http://curi.us/1857-open-thread-objectivism-discussion Any other Objectivis curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/17
Thank you. Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/17
First reading of OPAR N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/17
https://twitter.com/horowitz39 [image] Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/17
https://www.theneurotypical.com/autism-is-not-cute.html Some decent points about how the TV version of autism is fake, sanitized and misleading. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/17
#12414 https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=site:curi.us+speed+reading&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/17
What are some good ways to learn speed reading? And what methods are bad and should be avoided? Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/17
#12404 Thank you. Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/16
People say such stupid shit about epistemology and about quantum physics. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/16
#12409 I don't think it's logical because both the hedge and the strong word *come from the same single piece of info*. And neither one is worded in a logical way. She has a feeling (because of the data)? Ridiculous. And it'd make more sense (not grea curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/16
I don't think I am oriented towards big outcome vs. small outcome. I value plenty of small outcomes, including learning some little things. I think I value things that I want for their own sake vs. things that are only means to something else that Andy Andy Discussion 2019/05/16
#12408 I read strong claims + hedge as referring to the claimer's confidence and to the state of reality separately. I decipher which is which by which part of the sentence the claim or hedge is referencing. So for example: "i have a feeling they Andy Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/16
the way ppl mix hedging with exaggerating is weird speedrun marathon announcer about one of the bid wars" > X is at 4500, Y is at 500, so i have a feeling they definitely want X “have a feeling” is a big hedge, then she goes and says “d curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/16
#12406 As far as I can tell, everyone has read what I said as "we should implement 0-0-2 role lock". That's it. That is what they heard. Any nuance beyond that is lost on them. The fact that I didn't say that is also lost on them. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/16
#12405 I've gotten 3 replies so far, from 2 ppl, and they completely misunderstand the point. These people apparently cannot understand basic logic at all. Typical but important fact about the world. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/16
I made a reddit post. Reposting here partly in case mods delete it (never trust reddit mods) and partly b/c I think it's a good logical point that other people are missing (which is why I said it). https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comm curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/16
Re Epstein's book: http://curi.us/1688-alex-epstein-attacks-liberty See also: http://curi.us/1618-alex-epstein-scholarship-problem http://curi.us/1852-alex-epsteins-pinnacle And he also helps legitimize psychiatry and medicalize everyda curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/16
#12397 Thank you for answering my questions, Curi. Since I still have stuff by Rand to read as well as Peikoff's OPAR, I'll focus on that instead of Branden. I was chewing on a bunch of your podcasts after those two I asked about and in the one on Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/16
I think the answer is supposed to be 3: "Seeking revenge only makes things worse". Anne B IQ 2019/05/16
#12366 Anti-Globalism is the greatest anti-Semitism. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/16
#12393 Valid points. Thanks. I'll bring my upcoming questions on OPAR (and other books) to the Open Discussion forum on curi forum. Nikola Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/15
>Here's a typical example of a flawed IQ test question. We could discuss the flaws if people are interested in talking about it. And I'm curious what people think the answer is supposed to be. i think the answer is 2 "You can't be right by being wr Anonymous IQ 2019/05/15
a good way to present questions is as a point you got stuck in your own thinking process. you tried to solve W problem, you thought X and Y, you ran into difficulty Z, and the question is how to make progress on W problem. tell that story. you should curi Questions 2019/05/15
Podcasts are now up answering #12357 and #12374 I'm writing this comment because I forgot to include a criticism of Branden. http://www.starways.net/lisa/essays/benefits1.html > Notice further -- and this is especially true of Atlas Shrugged curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/15
A moderator of the True Objectivism subreddit defended deplatforming! I replied: https://www.reddit.com/r/Trueobjectivism/comments/bnvnbm/facebook_and_twitter_cant_censor_speech/ennuzzl/ > The government has supported and subsidized these compan curi Politics Discussion 2019/05/15
#12390 It's technically possible if you assume people have free internet access. That doesn't make it realistic to get a lot of people using it, or make it convenient and user friendly, etc. Also to get started people will need to do something like curi Politics Discussion 2019/05/15
*Time Will Run Back* by Hazlitt: > “It is precisely enough knowledge for making practical decisions that I’m trying to get,” said Peter. “Suppose somebody in the Central Planning Board thought that we needed more shoes. And suppose we could curi Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/15
Reading Groups curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/15
> I was trying to find a learning project that satisfies all of these criteria: > > 1) I can do it with an error rate of 1% or less. > > 2) I can tell when I've made an error. > > 3) It's a step towards other things I want to learn. > > I can' Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/15
#12389 >You are welcome to try to organize a reading group. I think if people aren't already reading and analyzing texts on their own initiative and schedule, making it a collaboration won't fix the problem. >If you say something substantive ab Nikola Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/15
What Is to Be Done? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/15
You are welcome to try to organize a reading group. I think if people aren't already reading and analyzing texts on their own initiative and schedule, making it a collaboration won't fix the problem. If you say something substantive about OPAR, or curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/15
#12369 >The problem is stuff like reading books doesn't give people good enough feedback on how well they're understanding stuff. I've tried to solve that problem with discussion forums, which help but most people don't want to use them. Curi, Nikola Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/15
I'm not saying that the projects I listed in #12385 didn't work. I'm saying that they were not < 1% error rate projects for me. If I want something I can do with under a 1% error rate I'm going to have to find much easier projects. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
> You could have proceeded by responding to this (linked a few comments above): > > https://curi.us/1859-how-to-get-unstuck > > You didn't. I thought the conversation in #12359, #12360, #12363, #12364, and #12375 was in response to that link. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I think I might enjoy playing Super Mario Odyssey. However, it seems like it would be a long project to try to get super good at it. I think I'd make mistakes in my process. I'd get stuck. My rate of errors that I couldn't fix myself would be higher t Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I was trying to find a learning project that satisfies all of these criteria: 1) I can do it with an error rate of 1% or less. 2) I can tell when I've made an error. 3) It's a step towards other things I want to learn. I can't think of any Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I don't think it's always right to give up on something when I'm having a bad time. FI is a good example of this. I'd rather keep trying to find a way to do it that's not a bad time for me. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
Mario is a better plan than giving up and leaving. Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/fallible-ideas/C006C3A7-9371-4CD3-AA84-D39E7B7B4E09%40curi.us > Stop. Don’t. Abort. You have to do things you want to do. Otherwise you’ll mistreat people, especially yourself. When you dislike things and have Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I liked this video about speedrunning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV7cAQBsMjo curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/14
I tried to buy the Girls Chase book. The link on their website didn't work for me and I couldn't find the book elsewhere. I was about to write to the Girls Chase people and ask how to buy the book. Then this was posted: https://groups.google.com/d/ Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
#12377 I am having a hard time responding to this post. I feel frustrated and defensive reading it. What to do? I will try the advice given below and just post this and see what happens. https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/fallible-ideas/C006C Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
> One idea just came to me. In #12359 I said that truth is important to me. I recently started videoing myself doing some activities that I wanted to improve at. This is a way of getting at the truth of how I'm doing, a truth that I was unwilling to l Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I am thinking about doing the learning project described here: http://curi.us/2198-mario-odyssey-discussion > By playing Mario Odyssey, you can learn what it's like to get good and something and succeed. You can see how practice works and things Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I wrote #12363 : >> The ones on that chart that are most motivating for me are: >> The American Dream >> Reason >> Human Rights >> Individualism >> Individual Responsibility Anonymous wrote #12364 : > Try to do something with one or more Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
Nathaniel Branden Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/14
I tweeted: If gender doesn’t matter, why does it matter which gender you identify as? Trans-activists are sexists who judge people by their gender, contrary to the prior activism that downplayed gender. Also note the parallels to race issues. curi Politics Discussion 2019/05/13
Aella's guide to making money as a camgirl Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/13
The reason I'm focusing on *games* this much is they have clear rules, both about actions allowed and about what is success or failure, winning or losing. and the game world is much smaller and easier to master than the real world. Young children l curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/13
#12369 There's also playing 1v1 strategy-based video games, against other humans, which aren't too fast paced, e.g. Hearthstone, and which have a ranking system you can climb as you improve. If your rank is climbing, you're doing better. Hearthstone h curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/13
#12368 There are many, e.g. learning how to analyze writing, word by word, to know what it means. I'm working on some material about that. But I don't know of great options that don't directly involve other people *and* make it easy to check how well curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/13
Assumes ability Kennita Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/13
I explained some CR stuff, particularly about assumptions and foundations: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/r9KDPJUwg88/eRa1meO4AgAJ curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/05/13
https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1128057954245079040 [image] Context is she's mad I said (to someone else): https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1127453335819247616 > Anti-zionism is mostly motiva curi Politics Discussion 2019/05/13
#12362 > 1% error rate is not super easy. Your error rate when walking is much lower than 1%. > > And if you *actually do something* and *succeed* (you were right that you already knew how to do it), you can then incrementally make it harder. Yo Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
#12363 Try to do something with one or more of those. Can it motivate you to do any learning activities to try to change some way you're currently violating them? You are currently violating them a ton (if you understood Rand and Mises, you'd understa Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
#12360 > http://fallibleideas.com/parenting-and-tradition > > do you think you have any of those values enough for it to have convinced you to change your parenting (if you were a regular parent, didn't know about tcs, homeschool, etc)? or are n Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
1% error rate is not super easy. Your error rate when walking is much lower than 1%. And if you *actually do something* and *succeed* (you were right that you already knew how to do it), you can then incrementally make it harder. You have to start Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
>> I don't think I really believe that doing things that are super easy (1% error rate) will result in much learning. > You neglected to say why. I think I won't learn from doing things I already know how to do. And I think I won't learn much f Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
#12359 re good values, look at the chart here: http://fallibleideas.com/parenting-and-tradition do you think you have any of those values enough for it to have convinced you to change your parenting (if you were a regular parent, didn't know abo Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
>What are you great at? What are you *very* interested in? What good values do hold strongly enough to prioritize them over rationalizations and other crap? What *resources* do you have available to help your learning? > > Look at this https://curi. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
I read *A Dream of Daring*. I thought it wasn't great. But I highly recommend *A Noble Vision* to people who like Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead and have read them a few times each. Noble Vision is $4 on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0 curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/13
Introspection Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/13
RICE vs MOVE for injuries Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/12
"Outcome-oriented" isn't precise. It's more like *big* outcome-oriented. Learning one little thing is a small outcome. Big outcomes generally come from many small outcomes combined. How can one fail to value the small outcomes individually, but curi Andy Discussion 2019/05/12
I think you're mostly right about me being outcome-oriented. One exception is hobbies. I do them mostly or entirely for their own sake rather than for the outcome. None of my hobbies are good candidates for a big project though. For some project Andy Andy Discussion 2019/05/12
#12340 The author of this blog has a standard misconception about the relationship between the Many Worlds Interpretation (MWI) and quantum mechanics (QM): > It seems plain to me that such an "explanation" of QM gets you exactly nowhere. He thin Alan Alan Discussion 2019/05/12
#12300 You sound outcome-oriented. Like you have to reach that whole big goal or else you failed. For big projects you have to value the journey, not be so focused on the destination. Anonymous Andy Discussion 2019/05/12
> I don't think I really believe that doing things that are super easy (1% error rate) will result in much learning. You neglected to say why. Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/12
What are you great at? What are you *very* interested in? What good values do hold strongly enough to prioritize them over rationalizations and other crap? What *resources* do you have available to help your learning? Look at this https://curi.us/1 Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/12
[image] https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1127677798787588096 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/12
Comment in moderation queue at http://blog.rongarret.info/2015/03/why-some-assumptions-are-better-than.html > All reasoning has to start from assumptions. Assumptions by definition can't be proven or disproven. So how can we evaluate our core assu curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/12
Comment in moderation queue at https://blog.rongarret.info/2009/04/on-shadow-photons-and-real-unicorns.html Found because https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19888093 > Furthermore, MWI is often presented in a caricatured way that is actually curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/12
Of course I mean "cults" Audio only https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/house-of-sunny-podcast-house-of-sunny-cSx-szJaZm_/ Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/12
Sunny and Doug on political coults https://youtu.be/XpJBwOSwzcI You can skip the first 15~20 minutes Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/12
self-improvement Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/12
#12342 AWALT Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/12
This is what a soulless second-hander looks like (the girl on the couch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zt0zQ3PClo Dozens of examples. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/12
I wrote this reply to Garret, which is now in the moderation queue: http://blog.rongarret.info/2009/04/on-shadow-photons-and-real-unicorns.html > 1. I find it disingenuous to claim that the theory of shadow photons is "a.k.a. quantum theory." Th curi Alan Discussion 2019/05/11
Garret claims a specific paragraph in FoR, which he quotes, is wrong. Reading what he says now: http://blog.rongarret.info/2009/04/on-shadow-photons-and-real-unicorns.html Thoughts, Alan? Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/05/11
Alan, gonna follow up on #12223 ? Also what do you think of this? http://blog.rongarret.info/2014/09/are-parallel-universes-real.html Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/05/11
https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1127433533234876417 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/11
> The short version of the answer to that is: a superior explanation is one that explains more phenomena with fewer ad hoc assumptions and free parameters. This is an incorrect holdover from non-CR epistemology. Popper fixed it a little and DD mor curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/11
#12335 CORRECTION: The paragraph beginning with “In the end” was by astazangasta, not by me; it should have been quoted. Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/11
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Yes, I will email him. Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/11
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18715866 > MailChimp deleted my account with no warning Various worrying things in comments there, in the blog post, and in comments on the blog post. Lots of people have been screwed, not just one. I just curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/11
#12331 Saying a theory has to be better than any prior theory to qualify as "scientific" is ridiculous. That makes more sense as a criterion for accepting the theory as the best available, not for considering it part of science. I think he's gettin curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/11
[email protected] on falsificationism and explanations Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/11
> Where you say "advanced stuff where you don't know what you're talking about," is the "advanced stuff" economics? You were trying to use a Mises argument about trade and war, which you have not taken steps to test your understanding of or practi Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/11
#12327 I am Elliot. My point was reposting content so it's in a better place. If someone posts a tweet, link or quote without any comment, I'd generally assume they think it's good. curi Politics Discussion 2019/05/11
bad is not just arbitrary oh my god it's turpentine The Most Important Improvement to Popperian Philosophy of Science 2019/05/11
#12320 I agree with Elliot. What's your point? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/11
>> By that definition and given an open ended conception of debate, basically every tweet on Twitter that's about an intellectual topic is a lie, isn't it? > Yes. (Semi-intellectual) people everywhere ~constantly lie that they have Paths Forward, w Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/11
Big Deplatforming Day Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/10
No, it's about criticizing some actual flaw in something. Not that it's "arbitrary" but something is actually wrong with it. The point is most flaws are not "contradicts the evidence". There are other types of flaws which are used all the time. Rej Dagny The Most Important Improvement to Popperian Philosophy of Science 2019/05/10
The Arbitrary JN The Most Important Improvement to Popperian Philosophy of Science 2019/05/10
https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/05/07/5-httlpr-a-pointed-review/ There's lots of criticism one could say of this. Try it if you don't think that'd be overreaching. Pick something easier if you think it would be overreaching. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
PPMD Falco Practice Guide (SSBM) Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1126955264605704192 [image] Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/10
> “Classrooms and campuses provide physical control over students for nearly two decades of their lives. That control was initially used for simple dogmatic preaching. Then it escalated to cult behavior with classroom role-playing rituals encouragin Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
> By that definition and given an open ended conception of debate, basically every tweet on Twitter that's about an intellectual topic is a lie, isn't it? Yes. (Semi-intellectual) people everywhere ~constantly lie that they have Paths Forward, when Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
> #12313 You shouldn't tweet things that you wouldn't want to think about and analyze errors in. Doing that is a lie: it's pretending to post something in a rational when, when you actually aren't. By that definition and given an open ended concept Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
> should still be followed I meant: *could* still be followed Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
> in a rational when I meant: in a rational *way* Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
#12313 You shouldn't tweet things that you wouldn't want to think about and analyze errors in. Doing that is a lie: it's pretending to post something in a rational when, when you actually aren't. You shouldn't ask people to help you understand thin Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
> You don't know now why it was bad. You refused to think about that, and you tried to prevent anyone else from thinking about it either by destroying the linked information. I got enough of an indication from anon's response about the tweet to thi Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
You don't know now why it was bad. You refused to think about that, and you tried to prevent anyone else from thinking about it either by destroying the linked information. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
>> I asked if it was bad so > This is incoherent. Asking why it's bad is not asking *if* it's bad. And you'd *already* been told it was bad. Sorry, I wanted to know why it was bad, not just take it on authority Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
> I asked if it was bad so This is incoherent. Asking why it's bad is not asking *if* it's bad. And you'd *already* been told it was bad. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
>>> https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1126810618718248961 >>> This tweet is bad. >> Why? > Why would you ask "Why?" if you don't want to know and would prefer to delete it than think about it? You seem to be asking people to waste their ti Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
>> https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1126810618718248961 >> This tweet is bad. > Why? Why would you ask "Why?" if you don't want to know and would prefer to delete it than think about it? You seem to be asking people to waste their time an Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
Record of Deleted Tweet Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
You should do your own analysis if you're interested. Here's one quick example: > The only thing we shouldn't depend on shifty countries for is military tech What about food? If you *depend* on an *unreliable* country for food, then you may have Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
> https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1126810618718248961 > This tweet is bad. Why? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1126810618718248961 This tweet is bad. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
#12302 The historian with over 3000 upvotes, who is a moderator, replied. He wasn't hostile/mad (at least not visibly), but he didn't learn and he moved the goalposts dishonestly. There are no Paths Forward there. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistor curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
reddit comment on military history re maps and wargames curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/10
https://twitter.com/AmRenReposts/status/1126544721763921920 > It’s not just democracy, but diversity that rules majority-black Charm City. bad comma usage. need 2 or 0 commas. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/09
There are some projects with steps where I don't think I can error correct enough to be successful. So I don't want to do those projects. Like: - Becoming a billionaire - Developing a cure for aging - Making an AGI I think I would want to do tho Andy Andy Discussion 2019/05/09
#12297 After complaints, retweets and news articles, Horowitz was unbanned yesterday. But now they banned again today. https://twitter.com/horowitzcenter/status/1126195586909315072 Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/08
>> What I really want is to do something that will significantly change the course of the universe in a good way. > Do you really want to? Do you actually avoid activities which you think won't contribute to this goal? I now realize I had an uns Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/08
Twitter has banned David Horowitz, wonderful author and Freedom Center leader https://www.davidhorowitzfreedomcenter.org [image] curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/07
reddit Oism reply curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/07
> What I really want is to do something that will significantly change the course of the universe in a good way. Do you really want to? Do you actually avoid activities which you think won't contribute to this goal? Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/07
Yes, error correction mechanisms are a necessary part of solidity. They can be conceived of as part of the link itself, or as an external add-on. Or sometimes they are a different link, e.g. an actual QA step in a manufacturing process. If step 5 is Q Anonymous Andy Discussion 2019/05/07
#12292 Double impact is a *mathematical* claim. Your interpretations don't even try to make the math work out. If you think want to link the best EA article – one where any important mistake would shake your confidence in EA being any good – g Anonymous Example: Effective Altruism Is Incompetent 2019/05/07
"In the author's math, the $200 spent elsewhere has zero impact. It's worthless. That's not a considered opinion, it's because he forgot to count it for anything, he didn't think about it, just like the broken window fallacy forgets to consider what t visitor Example: Effective Altruism Is Incompetent 2019/05/07
#12251, I think the seen/unseen distinction in the broken window fallacy is another way of saying "consider the counterfactual" (what would have happened anyway in a given situation without the intervention). I think this is very common in EA and alre visitor Example: Effective Altruism Is Incompetent 2019/05/07
from "Time Will Run Back" > SO far as I can gather, chief,” began Adams, “it seems that people under capitalism were allowed to exchange commodities with each other—you can imagine the chaos!—and the question that puzzled Marx was what det Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/06
David Friedman (son of Milton) wrote: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/humanities.philosophy.objectivism/%22eskimos$20and$20prudent$20$20predators%22%7Csort:date/humanities.philosophy.objectivism/tDVhLu5szYQ/Tj7gFsjuoDgJ > [...] the Ob curi Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/06
from "Time Will Run Back". Peter discusses individual initiative under socialism with a member of the Politburo (Adams) who is friendly to Peter. > “All right,” agreed Peter; “so under our socialist system we can’t have freedom in choice of Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/05
In late April 2019, [Gab feared they might have lost some user uploaded images](https://gab.com/developers/posts/Qjhyd3lQa0E4UmtTK2tVeUt4aHJ0QT09): > Gab was not hacked, we faced a hardware failure which was compounded by a failure in a backup syst Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/05
doing something important Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/05
> Who are you? I'm not sure what this question means. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/05
from "Time Will Run Back." Peter argues economics + incentives with Bolshekov, a high-ranking member of the Politburo > “And yet I can’t understand it,” Bolshekov went on. “I don’t know which baffles me most—the masses’ lack of mass c Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/05
I think we should all read their books and analyse them. What say you? Anonymous Example: Effective Altruism Is Incompetent 2019/05/05
I get it. It takes a lot of effort to lie to yourself that other people are wrong and you're great. So this rule should offer some much needed stress relief. Let me help you - you can dismiss this comment because I provided no quotes. You Anonymous Discussion Policy: Quotes or You’re Presumed Wrong 2019/05/05
from "Time Will Run Back". Orlov, who heads the communist state's press department, explains how things work to the protagonist. I thought that the argument for having one state media organ on the grounds of eliminating wasteful competition was darkly Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/04
from "Time Will Run Back", a high-ranking official (Bolshekov) recounts some of the communist world's official history to the protagonist (Peter): > “Yet I must impress upon you,” he continued, “the one central reason for communism’s succes Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/04
In "Time Will Run Back", the protagonist, Peter, who was raised sheltered from the communist world, goes to the communist world and is oblivious as to how it works. He has an encounter with a librarian, and since Peter has some background in music, he Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/04
correction: 737 Max (not 757) Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/03
Philip Greenspun on the 757 Max MCAS Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/03
HN comment on the737 MAX MCAS Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/03
#12271 Thx. I will make sure to read it next. Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/05/03
Some quotes from the preface of "Time Will Run Back", a novel by economist Henry Hazlitt. BTW he dedicated the novel to Mises :) > If capitalism did not exist, it would be necessary to invent it—and its discovery would be rightly regarded as one Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/03
Who are you? Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/03
David Deutsch's books have quantum physics explanations, especially FoR ch2. http://beginningofinfinity.com/books curi Alan Discussion 2019/05/03
Physics Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/05/03
Peikoff Alan Alan Discussion 2019/05/02
> (Sharp means the same in all universes.) Clarification: Sharp is the same in all *relevant* universes. Like for an experiment, it only includes the universes in which the experiment is done. We're basically just looking at the universes which cou curi The Uncertainty Principle 2019/05/02
> It seems to me like That's a long way to write "I think" or "IMO". And yes for anarchy to work requires *more* knowledge, not less. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/02
Machinery of Freedom > I have encountered precisely the same error among libertarians who prefer limited government to anarcho-capitalism. Limited government, they say, can guarantee uniform justice based on objective principles. Under anarcho-capi Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/02
Machinery of freedom: > This does not mean that they will never coerce anyone. A rights enforcement agency, like a government, can make a mistake and arrest the wrong man. In exactly the same way, a private citizen can shoot at what he thinks is a Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/02
Peikoff should stop commenting on modern physics, of which he is ignorant. He can't tell the difference btwn e.g. quantum theory being bad or a particular school of thought about quantum theory being bad. And he lacks the knowledge to evaluate the curi Alan Discussion 2019/05/02
Modern Physics versus Objectivism Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/05/02
#12245 >> One problem with the explanation is that I think my long term projects generally succeed rather than predictably fail. > That sounds like the *multiplying a chain of probabilities model* did *not* apply to those projects. You had a bunch Andy Andy Discussion 2019/05/01
Machinery of Freedom: > Externalities play an enormously greater role in institutions controlled by voting. If I invest time and energy in discovering which candidate will make the best President, the benefit of that investment, if any, is spread Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/01
The Objectivist on reddit who claimed he'd hear gratefully the refutation of a single sentence (like Francisco) was, unsurprisingly, lying: https://www.reddit.com/r/Trueobjectivism/comments/bgyuti/great_objectivism_writing_by_you_and_want/elwe9co/ curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/01
> First, value is not a quantity that can be measured and assigned value. Value is about ranking things not measuring. You value item A over item B if, when given a choice between A and B you would choose A. Do I value A over $100? Over $101? Over curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/01
> Why is DF focused on fines? Because of his belief in the rationality of criminals. If only crime didn't pay due to higher costs, no one would ever do it. > Lots of criminals don't have the resources to pay a fine anyways, so a fine will have n Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/01
> Economist David Friedman writes: > http://www.daviddfriedman.com/Academic/Becker_Chapter/Becker_Chapter.html >> It is useful to begin our analysis of optimal law enforcement with a simple, although entirely unrealistic, case. Suppose we can ca Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/01
#12247 > The idea of need is dangerous because it strikes at the heart of the practical argument for freedom. That argument depends on recognizing that each person is best qualified to choose for himself which among a multitude of possible lives i oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2019) 2019/05/01
https://www.perthnow.com.au/opinion/miranda-devine-perth-electrical-engineers-discovery-will-change-climate-change-debate-ng-d1fe0f22a737e8d67e75a5014d0519c6 > A MATHEMATICAL discovery by Perth-based electrical engineer Dr David Evans may change ev Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/30
Economist David Friedman writes: http://www.daviddfriedman.com/Academic/Becker_Chapter/Becker_Chapter.html > It is useful to begin our analysis of optimal law enforcement with a simple, although entirely unrealistic, case. Suppose we can catch a Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/04/30
Practical Murder curi Open Discussion: Economics 2019/04/30
#12251 they would just deny that it’s in other EA materials. it's a one off error! bad luck the ppl who read that particular article didn’t happen to notice it while paying attention to the actual main points of the article! well, some ppl curi Example: Effective Altruism Is Incompetent 2019/04/30
Pointing out the broken window fallacy thinking in EA is a big deal and the sort of thing that should cause lots of people to stop and reanalyze Justin Mallone Example: Effective Altruism Is Incompetent 2019/04/30
Different Article Version curi Three Discussions Approach 2019/04/30
The value people get from buying products is roughly proportional to the sale price. The value the company gets from selling it is related to profit margin. Those are different things. This reduces marketing by for-profit companies. A for-profit co curi Example: Effective Altruism Is Incompetent 2019/04/30
Normally when you persuade someone to buy something instead of any alternatives, they only prefer it by a small margin. If you tell them about a better way to use $100, it might only be $3 better than what they were going to do before. If you spend an curi Example: Effective Altruism Is Incompetent 2019/04/30
Machinery of freedom: > The word 'need' should be eliminated from the vocabulary of political discourse. It is inextricably bound up with a dangerous oversimplification of reality, the idea that there exist certain values infinitely more important Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/30
> Everyone can do lots of steps in a decisive, ~100% way, like finding and putting on their boots. I mean all adults. Babies and young children can't. They have to learn that stuff. They do learn it, successfully, in a high quality, low-error, low- curi Andy Discussion 2019/04/30
> One problem with the explanation is that I think my long term projects generally succeed rather than predictably fail. That sounds like the *multiplying a chain of probabilities model* did *not* apply to those projects. You had a bunch of solid l curi Andy Discussion 2019/04/30
#12240 I don't think this explanation applies well to my situation, or at least how I explicitly think about my situation. One problem with the explanation is that I think my long term projects generally succeed rather than predictably fail. I can Andy Andy Discussion 2019/04/30
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#12241 If you read the article, this is worth a watch after. Short video clips giving more info about the snake oil being sold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkHf_8DTitU curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/29
The Atlantic calls bullshit on Jordan Peterson's all-meat diet claims with several good points: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/08/the-peterson-family-meat-cleanse/567613/ curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/29
#12239 I discussed same issue in the [Overreaching](http://fallibleideas.com/overreach) essay and various times after: short-termism b/c ppl's longer term projects predictably fail. It's a hard hole to get out of. Building up skills, knowledge and res curi Andy Discussion 2019/04/29
> Some people live, act and think in a way where this model is OK, but they shouldn't and don't have to. This model is roughly accurate when all of your steps are fuzzy, vague, mediocre-quality ideas. There is a better way. Assuming the fuzzy etc. Andy Andy Discussion 2019/04/29
https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/J3gZxFqsCFmzNosNa/ea-risks-falling-into-a-meta-trap-but-we-can-avoid-it > Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with is Anonymous Example: Effective Altruism Is Incompetent 2019/04/29
Indirection curi Andy Discussion 2019/04/29
#12233 You are contributing something. More than the average American. It's a small amount, but it adds up when a lot of people do it. There are a few people who contribute a lot. And there are a lot of people who contribute a little bit. Overall, curi Andy Discussion 2019/04/29
> I have a theory on why Jews invented the Jesus stories. To subvert the western civilization. Christianity was the Cultural Marxism of that era. Explain a lot more? curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/04/29
I have a theory on why Jews invented the Jesus stories. To subvert the western civilization. Christianity was the Cultural Marxism of that era. Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/04/29
I think only a small portion of what I do at work contributes to the advancement of technology. And when they are made, I think my contributions are small. And I am not sure I can reliably judge what's a contribution and what isn't, and what's an adva Andy Andy Discussion 2019/04/29
https://marketurbanism.com/2019/04/26/human-cost-zoning-indian-cities/ > Mumbai is the densest major city in the world, but in Mumbai’s downtown, FAR is 1.33. This is not true of any global city. In 1964, urban planners decided to decongest Mumba curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/29
https://marketurbanism.com/2019/04/26/human-cost-zoning-indian-cities/ > Zoning regulations inflict great harm. But it is difficult for Americans to imagine the cost of zoning in Indian cities. Delhi is one of the most crowded cities in the world, curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/29
https://marketurbanism.com/2019/04/26/human-cost-zoning-indian-cities/ > The Human Cost of Zoning in Indian Cities > Nearly one-third of the people in Delhi live in illegal colonies where they do not have secure property titles. Illegal colonies curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/29
tokyo vs. NYC housing animated chart!! https://twitter.com/geographyjim/status/1121809404049776641 curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/27
This Oism forum is big but useless. https://www.galtsgulchonline.com/posts/fc65e444/great-objectivism-writing-by-you-and-want-criticism Zero people who claim to have written anything great related to Oism and who would like criticism. https:/ curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/27
Another discussion policy: If you aren't open to full-blown, serious criticism about something, and making a substantial effort to reach a conclusion in a discussion about it, then you shouldn't be posting it. Don't open topics you won't pursue or curi Discussion Policy: Quotes or You’re Presumed Wrong 2019/04/27
reddit comment criticizing Oism essay curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/27
> Do you have a plan to achieve those goals (reading, writing, social rule knowledge)? I don't have much of a plan. I have some ideas. Reading: Continue what I'm doing with the book Mistreated. Try to figure out what the author is saying and wh Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/04/26
> I'm trying to read things quickly why? are you resistant to changing? did you just identify this issue the other day and now you will try changing and see how that goes? i vary my reading speed and method a lot depending on the material Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/04/26
> I limit other interactions to the minimum possible level too cuz most British people are lefty. if that's the main reason (lefty), why not attend some sort of right-wing meetup groups? Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/04/26
> Hey Alan. > What are some of the most important relationships in your life? I don't have any IRL friends. I don't have a girlfriend and don't want one. I don't like dependence. I limit work interactions to work topics. The people I work Alan Alan Discussion 2019/04/26
> Do you have an idea of what problems you currently have with that and want to fix? I'm trying to read things quickly so I don't stop to comment. That's a bad idea cuz I'm not chewing enough. Alan Alan Discussion 2019/04/26
short PUA plug curi Getting Caught Using PUA 2019/04/25
Hey Alan. What are some of the most important relationships in your life? Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/04/25
Do you have a plan to achieve those goals (reading, writing, social rule knowledge)? Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/04/25
Broadly, what I am focusing on now: 1) learning to read and write more effectively 2) learning more about the social rules that are around me Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/04/25
doing something important Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/04/25
Do you have an idea of what problems you currently have with that and want to fix? Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/04/25
#12200 I'd like to start commenting more on stuff I'm reading and improve my ability to understand and criticise it. Alan Alan Discussion 2019/04/25
#12211 Part of the reason is I have some explicit and inexplicit ideas along the lines of the purpose of life is to be happy or pursue happiness. I am happy most of the time already, so it seems less urgent to find other purposes. Andy Andy Discussion 2019/04/24
Aren't you wasting your life if you aren't making progress on any important goal? Why isn't it urgent to have an important purpose in your life? Anonymous Andy Discussion 2019/04/24
#12209 The goal of figuring out major goal(s) is not urgent to me. Maybe it's not important either, but my guess is that it is important. > Do you actually have a bunch of goals, which you spend your time on, but don't want to admit to? I do, th Andy Andy Discussion 2019/04/24
Why don't you do much? Do you care about your life? Is the goal of figuring out a goal not actually important to you? Do you actually have a bunch of goals, which you spend your time on, but don't want to admit to? Anonymous Andy Discussion 2019/04/24
#12205 I haven't done very much. No reading or analysis lately. I started reading The Goal by Goldratt a while back but didn't get very far because I got tired or distracted and didn't come back to it. I did Perterson's future authoring a few year Andy Andy Discussion 2019/04/24
#12206 I think he's lying. He didn't learn any major concepts since taking the job, so his "I learned" stories are bullshit. I think he's taking some ideas he had coming in and trying to claim he learned them after coming in. This is stupid. The whole Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/24
https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2019/02/tal-tsfany-on-the-state-and-future-of-the-ayn-rand-institute/ > Tsfany: I have learned a lot in the past eight months or so. I am bringing a business, goal-oriented mind-set that I think enhances our abi Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/24
#12203 So what have you done about this? E.g. have you tried to read/analyze/use/criticize books and blog posts that give advice about how to set goals, what goals to have, etc? Did you try to learn the mainstream answers to your problems? Anonymous Andy Discussion 2019/04/24
#12198 You are right that I didn't differentiate (1) from (2). I had (2) in mind. In this case X is "being an expert at philosophy ASAP". I don't think I understand either (1) or (2) for that X well enough. Andy Andy Discussion 2019/04/24
#12201 Yes I have a goal of figuring out goals. I don't have a plan to achieve that, or know what skills it will actually take. Since I became an adult I have always had explicit goals. I adopted the tradition of posting my goals on my refrigerator Andy Andy Discussion 2019/04/24
The Atlas Shrugged movies, which are awful, had David Kelley's thinking behind them: https://atlassociety.org/atlas-shrugged/movie-and-news/5488-the-atlas-society-and-the-atlas-shrugged-movie Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/24
Andy, I understand you're unclear on goals currently. Do you have a goal of figuring out goals? A plan to achieve that? Any skills you think would help you do that which you plan to acquire or believe you already have (which would involve naming the s curi Andy Discussion 2019/04/24
Alan, what are you goals? And plans to achieve them? curi Alan Discussion 2019/04/24
https://www.galtsgulchonline.com/posts/fb8fcf91/atlas-shrugged-textual-analysis Several people claim to be interested or have substantive thoughts about AS, but no one has written anything substantive (expect, sort of, the tangential reply about Po curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/24
> But how would I come to understand it well enough without a concerted, sustained effort to do so? You can't reliably do that. It can work sometimes, but there's no method that you should actually expect to work. You already understand some th Anonymous Andy Discussion 2019/04/24
Yuki Kawauchi competes solo in relay race, and wins! Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/24
On Apr 23, 2019, at 4:28 PM, Elliot Temple <[email protected]> wrote: > On Mar 16, 2019, at 8:32 AM, Andy Dufresne <[email protected]> wrote: > >> On Feb 26, 2019, at 3:55 PM, Elliot Temple [email protected] [fallible-ideas] <fallible-ide Andy Andy Discussion 2019/04/24
Conventional parents don't bother explaining prices and budgets to their kids. They give orders and do the budgeting themselves. If you want to stop giving orders, you have to communicate additional info so your kid can make more decisions himself. curi Helping Resource Budget 2019/04/22
#12192 You seem like a reasonable person so I will respond. I'm not perfect. I'd prefer not to talk about my motives though, save for one. And that is that Elliot is a truly toxic person that has harmed many good people. And that hurts me. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/21
#12191 This is another tactic commonly used around here - asking the other side to invest a ridiculous amount of effort - and when they refuse - interpret that as somehow reflecting badly on them. You may not guess it by the virtue of the fact that I Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/21
#12191 He's too busy trolling by e.g. denying that calling PUA authors/fans/practitioners/etc *predators* (without knowing much of anything about them) is a slander. He's doing this without even mentioning that they were called predators or discussing Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/21
> The funny thing is that while most people don't evade Elliot does so constantly. It's one of his little confessions that he accuses people of that. Rather than engaging with the substance of what other people are saying he plays word games. Why Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/21
#12189 Calling a conclusion "slander" is an attack too. Don't distract from that fact with trivialities. Pay attention! The funny thing is that while most people don't evade Elliot does so constantly. It's one of his little confessions that he Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/21
> #12186 Calling someone's criticism of GirlsChase "slander". Framing people not replying to his points as "evasion". > These are carefully chosen words not innocent mistakes. It wasn’t a criticism. It was a conclusion. Criticism requires expl Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/21
Detailed Majora's Mask remake criticism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=653wuaP0wzs Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/20
#12186 Calling someone's criticism of GirlsChase "slander". Framing people not replying to his points as "evasion". These are carefully chosen words not innocent mistakes. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/20
#12184 What behaviour do you interpret as an attack? oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/20
#12066 I read some of Roosh's male pickup material and it's crap. He's a bad PUA. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/04/20
When Elliot abuses you I highly recommend you repeat his behaviours back at him. He can't stand his reflection in a mirror. As he attacks it, his every insult is really an admission of what he truly is. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/20
https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1119320067349594112?s=21 CNN fails at math Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/04/19
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4243293&forum_id=2#38099750 > vouchers could be used for one-bedroom apartments renting at up to $2,648 a month > Tenants with vouchers pay 30 percent of whatever income they have toward rent, with t Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/17
A Reddit commenter who claims to have worked at Boeing from 2008-9 [agrees with the explanation in the Vox video](https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/bdfqm4/the_real_reason_boeings_new_plane_crashed_twice/ekyyd9g/) and made some scathing comments Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/17
What caused the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/17
#4521 > There is no difference between having schizophrenia and pretending to have it. Heart of the matter right there. Anonymous Schizophrenia is a Lie 2019/04/17
Apparently promoting individualism is a Jewish plot https://en.metapedia.org/wiki/Randian_Objectivism Anonymous Podcast Discussion 2019/04/16
criticism of a view on limited govt curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/16
#12174 The point of a game is to figure out the most effective strategies and to win. Games are maximization problems. If you think a game is bad, don't play it or modify it. SSBM should try out some ruleset changes. Asking people to play "nice" gi curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/16
> What is your opinion on people who abuse mechanics in games to be the best at X hobby, sport, gambling, etc? I'm not curi but here are some disorganized thoughts. What people consider "abuse" is often fine. I think using game mechanics effectiv Justin Mallone Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/16
What is your opinion on people who abuse mechanics in games to be the best at X hobby, sport, gambling, etc? For example I’m one the the best yugioh tcg players in my state, and I often have to create decks that involve “unfair” or “broken” B Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/16
If you read the reddit discussion and like it, please *post a comment saying so on reddit*. The guy I'm talking with probably estimates that zero people care besides me and him. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
good reddit discussion curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12170 Ok thank you for your time. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12169 There are no quick fixes for you here. If you want to learn how to think, begin doing that. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12166 Back again. Here's another badly done post I'm monitoring on roughly the same issue from a different culture sphere. https://www.reddit.com/r/Psychonaut/comments/bd0pxn/how_do_i_escape_long_established_isolation/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
reddit comment on how eyes work curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
a sentence diagramming worksheet on sentences using "there" as an expletive https://www.k12reader.com/sentence-structure/diagramming_grammar_expletives.pdf Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
I'll check back here tomorrow. Hopefully in a better mindset. Have a good day. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
I currently reside in canada but I do not identify as canadian (I don't know or talk to any natives except for small things like ordering food). I doubt I could find my old posts, especially given the state I'm in. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
Who are you? Are you Canadian? Can you reference some of your old posts? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
A friend introduced me to this place when I was younger and learned some things that broke a lot of normal functioning behaviors. They were also broken well before introducing me, apparently. But they're now better off and I'm not and I don't know how Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
Is this your first time posting here? And why did you come here? What do you know or like about FI? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
Why do you want to make me feel worse than I already am? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12158 You were being super aggressive, I asked you to stop, then you did it more. If you want to tone it down, then do so, as I asked. > I'm saying it's not for me. I don't like it. Sorry? Your views are false and unargued. If you want help you Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12157 I'm saying it's not for me. I don't like it. Sorry? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
btw Is it possible to tone down the conversation? I don't think it's beneficial being this aggressive. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
You repeated your slander, gave no specifics, and basically said "I don't want the help you offered, because I'm hostile to your ideas." Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12155 It's an explanation from a particular perspective I am not interested in learning. Obviously this is not true for all people and cultures across the planet. Not sure why I have to spell out 'errors' in something I don't want or need. I dun Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12154 You haven't pointed out a single error. It explains how social dynamics actually works, in fact, whether you like it or not. It does not advocate being a predator; you shouldn't slander things without quotes or knowledge; your message is low qu Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12147 So I read a bunch of articles on that girl chasing site and everything about it seems alien and unwanted and totally unlike anything I have ever thought about wanting or even witnessed personally. I'm not looking to become a predator. Also Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
continuing the reddit discussion curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12151 If I didn't feel lost and looking for help I wouldn't be here. I thought a question was implied the way my post was phrased. Sorry if there's miscommunication. I'm not that good at intellectual stuff. Does that mean I'm not worth your time? L Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12150 You seem rather lost, unskilled, and now to be trying to argue with me instead of understand what I was saying. You didn't even ask a question this time. I don't think helping you is in my interest. You haven't shown value and I don't expect Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12147 This isn't strictly related to conventions as far as I can tell. I was fairly happy as a child and the world had that full spectrum of color emotionally, regardless of the activity. Also not sure if you're partially or directly arguing someth Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12148 Your topic is fine. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12146 If this isn't the sort of thing to be asking here that's understandable, I guess. It would be helpful if someone could point me in the right direction. Thanks. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
> I don't think I'm that interested in cis women tbh. The linked social dynamics are relevant to any type of social interaction. It teaches what the social games are and how they work. You can do some of them or you can have poor rapport with most Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12145 I don't think I'm that interested in cis women tbh. When I was cybering it was with a guy older than me and I thought there was a faint possibility of living with him in the future (quickly realized he was just fishing when his account went in Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
It you want to act so that people relate to you, learn social dynamics like [Girls Chase](https://www.girlschase.com/how-to-make-girls-chase). You might like people less, though. Why do you want to be more emotional? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12143 Well, I learned how to meditate except that usually places me further away from my emotions. Most of my time is usually invested in doing hobbies by myself, during which I'm very good at keeping in touch with my mental and emotional state. Ho Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12142 I don't have a solution to "How do I get back in touch with my emotions?". That describes millions of different problems. You should state steps you already took to find the answer yourself, and why they didn't work. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/15
#12141 I'm don't feel sad though. Rather, I have difficulty feeling anything at all. That is the problem. It makes life feel robotic and detached. It's not fun or enjoyable. How do I get the color back? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/14
#12138 See http://curi.us/1944-questions e.g. > State steps you already took to find the answer yourself, and why they didn't work. > Give specifics. I don't have a solution to "I am sad". That describes millions of different problems. (If yo Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/14
comments on lying anticapitalists oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/14
reddit comment on dispute with binswanger curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/14
How do I get back in touch with my emotions? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/14
reddit comment about Oism curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/14
Soviet Central Planners Relied on the Sears Catalog. lol @ socialism Justin Mallone Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/14
If you don't organize your learning/thinking/etc you're kinda wasting your time. You'll do stuff like reinventing incorrect versions of knowledge that is already well-developed and available to read. But inspiration matters too, being free to try stuf Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/14
I replied about Objectivism on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Trueobjectivism/comments/baup72/quality_discussion_of_objectivism_is_virtually/ekl2vgw?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x >But one of my points is that at some level of understanding Justin Mallone Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/13
#12132 Maybe Aristotle. See *The World of Parmenides* by Popper. curi Podcast Discussion 2019/04/13
Q Anonymous Podcast Discussion 2019/04/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leXYbcWlf3E&list=PLALopHfWkFlFTj__lkebZfUw5s-CWVuIt&index=2 Human Action Podcast: Mises on Liberalism and Political Economy The guest, a Mises Institute senior editor, says at 46:45: Paraphrase: Mises wrote tha Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2019/04/13
#12129 I'm not boring; you are. I'm not interested in talking with you. Only to other people reading this. They are far better and smarter than you. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/12
> #12127 Are you sure you understand what refutation is? > (BTW curi is completely clueless about that. Doesn't get it. Doesn't get anything really. His parents (or somebody) abused him and he coped with it by becoming this pathetic. It's a life l Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/12
#12127 Are you sure you understand what refutation is? (BTW curi is completely clueless about that. Doesn't get it. Doesn't get anything really. His parents (or somebody) abused him and he coped with it by becoming this pathetic. It's a life long Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/12
> #12103 > You're not a philosopher and you don't understand philosophy - you're a fraud. > Most of your time is spent lying to yourself about these things. > You'd be disgusting were you not so laughably pathetic. AS: >"Senor d'Anconi Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/12
#12125 I have. It's nice. Don't see the relevance though. He spends a lot of effort trying to drag people into his narcissistic delusions. Time to say the truth. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/12
#12124 Have you read this? http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/argument_from_intimidation.html oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/12
#12103 You're not a philosopher and you don't understand philosophy - you're a fraud. Most of your time is spent lying to yourself about these things. You'd be disgusting were you not so laughably pathetic. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/12
Roger Scruton: An apology for thinking Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/11
Gab's free speech browser extension is being deplatformed by Google and Mozilla. What a world. It just let you talk with other people who use the extension. https://twitter.com/getongab/status/1116357643172491266 Also Gab seem to be too stupid t Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/11
Fortnite overreaches by adding new features (with new bugs) while they have a bunch of bugs. Ninja says this could kill the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v67uvxJ4LY Anonymous Time-Based Metric For Overreaching 2019/04/10
The leftist activist hate mob has significant influence in the speed running community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7pcQbdTrBU Anonymous Philosophy Side Quests 2019/04/09
How to download mASF archived posts from: http://web.archive.org/web/20130817122905/http://www.fastseduction.com/archives/ cd; mkdir mASF; cd mASF wget "http://web.archive.org/web/20130817122905/http://www.fastseduction.com/archives/archive%5B2008 Anonymous Getting Caught Using PUA 2019/04/09
https://www.noblesoul.com/orc/bio/merrill.html Only 36? Most "capitalists" in the novel were villains but the number seems really small Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/09
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WD38BRP > Within a few years, Chase had become one of the most prominent posters on the pickup artist community's mASF forum... Rated the #7 most valuable poster out of some 100,000 forum members, including near Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/04/08
hitler's beneficiaries oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
Johnson, M. Zachary. Emotion in Life & Music: A New Science (p. 22). Unknown. Kindle Edition. > The **intensity** parameter is the force or strength of the music; it is a function of volume or the *amount of sound*, including simple loudness, and curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
> Have you read Emotion in Life & Music : A New Science by Johnson, M. Zachary? Since you brought it up, I checked his blog and found some good points, so I looked through some of the book. I like some parts but also find major errors like his acce curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
#12111 I think you should do what you can to test your knowledge. Talking to people at OCON was a good thing to try. I tried [HBL](http://curi.us/1930-harry-binswanger-refuses-to-think) and every other online Objectivist forum I found, instead, as wel curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
I replied about Objectivism on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/Trueobjectivism/comments/baup72/quality_discussion_of_objectivism_is_virtually/ekfxms5?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x >The threat of jail and being exposed to poor ideas are very Justin Mallone Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
#12110 I understand that but at what point will I hold off my novels by continuing to pursue being an actual philosopher. I struggle with this because I have put in the work and studied everything not just in philosophy because I believe one must be a B Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
> I plan to express these ideas in my novels in a romantic way. After I have done this I want to focus more on being a philosopher. That seems backwards. You need to get the ideas right first, as well as you can, before writing novels to share them Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
A reply of mine on an Objectivism subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Trueobjectivism/comments/baup72/quality_discussion_of_objectivism_is_virtually/ekfrcgz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x >Those Americans who have "independent minds dedicated Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
#12103 I take ideas very seriously I think you are the only person I've met who takes them to the ideal extent I'd like to be in. I just learned about popper and David through you I am going to start reading those books as soon as they arrive. I have Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
#12102 I plan to figure that out I'm still young and learning, but I know I am capable. Seeing what others have done without an objectivist perspective on these issues have left them hit roadblocks. I plan to express these ideas in my novels in a roma Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
Why Super Mario 64 Is The Best Speedrunning Game Ever Anonymous Philosophy Side Quests 2019/04/08
#12104 The guy seems to have good videos. I just watched a second one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKkhzioZVD0 It's about how looking down to reduce lag in Golden Eye was really unpopular initially. Many runners quit the game because they co Anonymous Philosophy Side Quests 2019/04/08
A 20 Year Old DOOM Record Was Finally Broken – Karl Jobst Josh Jordan Philosophy Side Quests 2019/04/08
Hi B, After learning chess and programming, I read *The Fabric of Reality* by David Deutsch, started having discussions with him, and got into philosophy. I think epistemology is the most important field. Bad intellectual methods harm progress in a curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
> I plan to complete some of her philosophy that she hadn't got to for example music, general artifical intelligence, the role of transhumansism and bionic, discovering a metaphysical altering technology and more. These are ambitious goals. Lots of Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
Hello B Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
Example of How Children Are Brutalized Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/04/08
[image] In his book *Game*, about picking up women, Roosh gives a short intro to some philosophy stuff. Ideas matter. Reading a book and agreeing is inadequate to change your ideas. https://www.roosh Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/04/07
[image] https://voiceofeurope.com/2019/04/german-headmaster-suggested-christian-girl-wear-a-hijab-to-stop-bullies/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/04/07
>Ariel Feinerman: Is any progress in the OncoSENS programme? Have you found any ALT genes? Is any ongoing research in WILT? >Aubrey de Grey: No – in the end that program was not successful enough to continue with, so we stopped it. There is now m Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/04/07
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The left wants to take away the guns of Koreatown so that Hispanics and blacks can loot and pillage. Not really joking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pwl4pvr300 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/04/06
Why is less social good? Anonymous Podcast: How To Learn Philosophy 2019/04/06
Gun registration doesn't solve murders – and TV shows lie. https://crimeresearch.org/2019/04/tv-show-bias-against-guns-the-constant-false-claims-that-gun-registration-being-used-to-solve-crime/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/04/04
I found an article about Gumroad, the site I sell stuff on. Was interesting to find out what had been going on with them for the last few years. Also the founder/ceo is @shl on twitter, I will try following him. https://medium.com/s/story/reflectin curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/04/04
I saw someone be overcome with crying at a funeral for a person they didn't like. They didn't want to be crying and their relationship with the dead person wasn't one where others would have expected they'd cry. But the funeral situation pulled grief Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/04/04
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https://daringfireball.net/linked/2019/04/03/facebook-email-passwords [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/04/03
A different (PUA) take on the Hero's Journey (discussed by Jordan Peterson, based on Jung and Campbell material): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtQLh0bA7Vg Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/04/01
#12086 *Our Culture, What's Left Of It* by Theodore Dalrymple > Having spent a considerable proportion of my professional career in Third World countries in which the implementation of abstract ideas and ideals has made bad situations incompara Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/04/01
An example of popular entertainment from the pro wrestling world: https://twitter.com/wwe/status/1112900324820283393?s=21 Just a ton of fake angry fighting and violence. Also it was dumb, cops would keep people who might fight each other more Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/04/01
Good description of a way to make fake PUA vids: https://krauserpua.com/2018/04/10/lol-justin-wayne-caught-hiring-actresses-again/ 1. Open girl with mild physical compliment while expressing ZERO sexual intent through non-verbals. This simulates Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/31
https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1112488648576913408 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/31
#12082 Most adults just don't notice stuff like this consciously. It makes it hard to discuss social dynamics with them and hard for them to change anything. Noticing more is a good start towards being able to consider what changes, if any, you want t Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/31
I was in a group of people. One person told a joke to another person. I was too far away to hear all of what was said. From what I did hear it seemed to be a private joke between the two of them. I felt a social pull to smile at them both even though Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/31
Justin commented on part of an interview Dave Rubin did with some Objectivists https://youtu.be/DhAP6j6vVEU Justin's Publicist Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/30
new vid, curi writes an FI email: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTErWs2Hd2I Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/30
How astronavigation is similar to GPS navigation Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/30
https://twitter.com/mises/status/1112038276288917504 [image] This copy is gross. They could say they explain the issue and answer the questions they pose. Instead they say the podcast is about why the Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/30
https://twitter.com/amrenreposts/status/1111755560137846784 [image] https://www.amren.com/commentary/2019/03/letter-from-zurich-airport/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/29
I was in a group of acquaintances and someone asked our opinion on a local political issue. I felt the urge to pretend to agree with the person even though I didn't know anything about the issue. I think that was a string being pulled. My automatic re Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/29
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FB to ban "praise, support & representation of white nationalism & separatism" Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/27
Military being degraded to fit PC/SJW agenda https://people.com/celebrity/female-rangers-were-given-special-treatment-sources-say/ > But whereas men consistently were held to the strict standards outlined in the Ranger School’s Standing Operat Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/26
#12058 The mocked group responded by trying to verbally fight back and mock Canary Mission's video. They immediately got rekt for it: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/26
[image] The idea that incentives can be responded too, and the overall system or process can know what it's doing even if an individual author doesn't *is very similar to how social condition and static Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/26
#12069 Nice article but questionable attacks on advertising. Advertising isn't random. The company with the best product + most profit can hire the best advertising firm. There are incentives only to advertise good products, especially in the longer t curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/26
How Amazon dealt with its constraints Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/26
https://twitter.com/ImHardcory/status/1109117055335366657 [image] I have not read the study. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/25
#12063 People internalize cultural values. They make them habitual. Since the person no longer knows the reasoning and can't consciously understand what's going on, there's no good way to know when it should be changed. It doesn't automatically change Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/25
#12063 There is a book by a PUA type writer, but for a female audience. Lady: How To Meet And Keep A Good Man For Love And Marriage https://www.rooshvstore.com/books/lady/ Maybe it'd interest you. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/25
[image] People lie so much, so blatantly, that this can be a meme. Also people seeing this pic don't recognize it as lying. They don't think like "that girl is a liar" or "that girl is really dishones Anonymous Blatant Lying Example 2019/03/25
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The Girls Chase stuff pulls strings in me. I start feeling like I should be spending more time and effort in being attractive to men. But this doesn't make sense. I don't want any more sex or boyfriends or husbands or power over men. I don't under Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/25
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4228339&forum_id=2#37984697 Date: March 24th, 2019 11:35 PM Author: calishitlawguru While I am a great business person and make a lot of money practicing law, I am far from a world class trial lawy Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/24
> http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/31/consider-possibility-we-are-led-idiots/ >> One of the things I endeavor to remind people of consistently when I am asked to speak to groups around the country is to consider the possibility that we are led by a Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/24
http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/31/consider-possibility-we-are-led-idiots/ > One of the things I endeavor to remind people of consistently when I am asked to speak to groups around the country is to consider the possibility that we are led by a pa Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/24
very well done for a meme video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRSmlABDVi0 but the left can make those too. not truth-seeking enough. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/24
Good lyrics analysis by Roosh. Two pop songs that are trying to destroy heterosexual monogamy. (BTW the first one reminds me a lot of Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne, but it's even worse.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xWM9qy9Fik&feature=youtu.be&t= Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/24
[image] patio11 has to retain a superstitious model of the world in his head, and think about what superstition says about lots of events in his life, in order to better pander to superstitious people. ( Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/23
> #12043 I recorded those outside cuz that's when I had the inspiration. The background noises weren’t a distraction for me. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/21
jewish critic of islamic immigration has interview edited to make him look bad deep linking to example of editing (there's some stuff before if you want full context) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odCQhAezB_Q&feature=youtu.be#t=160s Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/21
An interesting amateur tour of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/21
https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/21/facebook-plaintext-passwords-exposed/ > Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions Passwords in Plain Text, Thousands of Employees Had Access jfc Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/21
JSON list of stores that sell Sprite Zero Cherry Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/21
#12048 #Fired4Truth Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/21
Non-overreaching and the Apollo space program Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/21
http://gothamist.com/2019/03/20/fairway_cashierless_app.php long excerpt: > In November, Fairway introduced a mobile app run by a New York-based company named FutureProof Retail, that allows customers to create an account and scan their own groc Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/20
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gall_(author)#Gall.27s_law : >> A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to ma Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/20
Gall's Law Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/20
I reply to a guy who thinks he refuted Objectivism on reddit curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/20
#12043 I recorded those outside cuz that's when I had the inspiration. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/20
I was distracted by the background noise in these two podcasts. Was it meant to be an experiment or something? https://curi.us/files/podcasts/reputation.mp3 https://curi.us/files/podcasts/philosophy-experts.mp3 anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/20
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Greenspan#Early_life_and_education >In 1977, Greenspan obtained a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. His dissertation is not available from the university[18] since it was removed at Greenspan's request Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b53uiRFq4Ds 1 hour news report on how leftist policies are destroying seattle Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/20
> GWBush's PressSec talks about Iraqi WMDs > https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1108182597983703041.html i see a bunch of ppl flaming him on twitter but haven't seen any factual disputes so far sigh Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/19
GWBush's PressSec talks about Iraqi WMDs https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1108182597983703041.html Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/19
#12035 that seems like it requires good philosophy Anonymous Podcast: How To Learn Philosophy 2019/03/19
https://vdare.com/articles/big-other-in-new-foreword-to-camp-of-the-saints-jean-raspail-names-those-wringing-france-s-neck?scroll_to_paragraph=7 > A novel such as Camp of the Saints could not be published today. Even before it appeared, in July 197 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/19
"No good deed goes unpunished" is a good argument against altruism? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/19
A better subject would be How to unlearn bad philosophy Anonymous Podcast: How To Learn Philosophy 2019/03/19
https://nypost.com/2019/03/15/brexits-in-trouble-because-britains-political-class-never-wanted-it/ > Nigel Lawson, long-time No. 2 to Margaret Thatcher, wrote a short but pointed letter to The Spectator last week. He said that Lord Kerr, the Britis Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/19
I answered a comment about DD and LT: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2019/03/16/lulie-tanett-vs-critical-rationalism/ Yes the problem with bad "CR" people, or bad intellectuals, is larger than Tanett. It includes David Miller: http://c curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/18
>In an interview with MSNBC on Thursday, Harris said it was "outrageous" that Vice President Mike Pence will not have one-on-one meetings with women - a critique that exaggerated a long-ago Pence comment that he does not dine one-on-one with a woman o Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/17
Choice of words in "Best Optimum Batch Size" Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/17
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> 1. ["Optimum" is a noun](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optimum), but it's being used here as an adjective. If it's meant as an adjective, I think it should be "Optimal". "Optimum" can be an adjective Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/17
Choice of words in "Best Optimum Batch Size" Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/17
my notes for making this podcast curi Podcast: How To Learn Philosophy 2019/03/17
_Bureaucracy_ by Ludwig von Mises, 1944: > For under government interference with business the unity of government policies has long since disintegrated into badly coördinated parts. Gone are the days when it was still possible to speak of a gover curi Open Discussion: Economics 2019/03/17
As long as the government is small, it doesn't make that much difference if government workers don't vote, and the system makes sense: the 95% entrusting the 5% with power but the 95% making the decisions. As the government gets bigger, this policy Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/16
Yeah, welfare recipients should be included too. Not every program handing out even a dollar, and not social security or medicare (too universal), but some clear cases like food stamps or subsidized housing. If the government is giving you money, y Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/16
> I think government employees shouldn't be allowed to vote. (It's not permanent. They can vote again if they quit, retire, or get fired.) What do you think? Disenfranchising public school teachers, cops, and soldiers (among others) doesn't seem li Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/16
I think government employees shouldn't be allowed to vote. (It's not permanent. They can vote again if they quit, retire, or get fired.) What do you think? Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/16
Regarding cost plus payments to government contractors: Excerpt From: Ludwig von Mises. “Bureaucracy.” Apple Books. > [Suppose] The contractor spends some money with the intention of reducing costs of production. If he succeeds, the result curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/16
[image] This is false, mean, and self-contradictory. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/16
https://twitter.com/reasonisfun/status/1106617278437703680 > It's neat how different epistemologies have radically different answers to: > - What people, animals and computers are > - Animal sentience > - The capabilities of children > - What Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/16
Alan Forrester writes: https://twitter.com/alan_forrester/status/1106867481531035648 > Judgment: Tanett won’t debate or consider criticism. She hides her ignorance of CR by having no mechanisms for her errors to be corrected. Then she tries to Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/16
Big scandal with bribery and cheating to get into colleges. Worth reading an article about what's going on. This one has a funny part: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/college-admissions-bribery-scandal-scheme-usc-lori-loughlin-daughter-olivia-jade-gia curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/14
https://mises.org/wire/college-education-has-little-do-education > An old friend of mine, who taught political science for 25 years at the University of Colorado, was known to tell his students that the real reason they were there was to marry peop Dagny Social "Intellectuals" 2019/03/14
https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/b0v2il/why_some_people_says_that_the_austrian_school_of/eij2wcq/ I tried quoting Mises to show that Mises agrees with Popper on demarcation (except terminology) and the guy got dumb/mad/dishonest Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/14
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In a hospital I saw a sign that said: > Aren't life's precious moments worth a few minutes? > > Get your mammogram > > Make an appointment today I think the sign had a picture of some people smiling at each other. This was designed to pu Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/14
I was exiting a building with some other people and the person behind me asked, “Is it snowing yet?” A string was pulled in me. I hadn't known it was supposed to snow that day and the question caused me to think I *should* have known. I thought a Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/14
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https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/b0v2il/why_some_people_says_that_the_austrian_school_of/eihw0d0/ > However, their failure to adopt empiricism, made continued contribution difficult. The comma after "empiricism" splits the su Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/14
https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/b0v2il/why_some_people_says_that_the_austrian_school_of/eihx9bk/ Popper's demarcation criterion was used to reject Marx, Freud and Adler as non-science. They claimed the authority and prestige of curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/14
BrekfastLibertarian replied condescendingly. I'll paste my reply to him in the next comment after this. https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/b0v2il/why_some_people_says_that_the_austrian_school_of/eihvgy2/ Popper had a negative i curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/14
https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/b0v2il/why_some_people_says_that_the_austrian_school_of/ > Why some people says that the Austrian School of Economics isn't taken seriously in the academia? Lots of reasons. A big one is becau curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/13
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For reference re #12002 https://samharris.org/surviving-the-cosmos/ > DD: Human well-being, yes. Now, I actually think that’s true, but I don’t think you have to rest on that. I think the criterion of human well-being can be a conclusion, no Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/12
Lives worth living. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/12
> Undoing Aging conference I think if it's a proper noun (so "Undoing" and "Aging" are capitalized) then "conference" is part of the noun and should be capitalized too. "Undoing" and "Aging" are both modifiers, not nouns. The thing is an undoing Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/12
First sentence of today's SENS newsletter: > SENS Research Foundation (SRF) and Forever Healthy Foundation (FHF) want to see you at the second annual Undoing Aging conference, so with less than 3 weeks to go, you should definitely register as soon curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/12
> If reputation is fraudulent, how can I find good ideas without reading what every thinker wrote? Find thinkers you like who have stuff you judge as high quality. It should be stuff where you can judge, e.g. an issue you know about, or a summary o curi Social "Intellectuals" 2019/03/11
How should it be? perfeito2 Social "Intellectuals" 2019/03/11
I have always done this, and suffer a lot from the discomfort of trying to look thin. I wonder if part of the reason women get a harder time than men about this is because women are afraid of “looking pregnant” when they aren’t. Jamie Sucking In Your Gut 2019/03/11
Goldratt: In Japan, The Choice outsells The Goal Josh Jordan Goldratt vs. Japan 2019/03/11
[image] Jesus these people are idiots. Is a private right wing anarchist subreddit that invited me a couple days ago. https://www.reddit.com/r/NatAnCap/comments/azzzk8/by_any_means_necessary_a_vio curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/11
right when he starts firing to try to backboost me... the double Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/10
https://mises.org/wire/atlas-shrugs > Three months ago, the CEO of Gravity Payments, a Seattle credit card processing firm, announced that all of the firm’s employees would be paid a minimum of $70,000 a year, according to this story. Now, the fi Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU AOC is a puppet. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/10
https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/azdjh6/does_this_contribute_anything_to_economics/ei8jn91/ Having options available has value whether they are contractually guaranteed (meaning: if the option goes away, you get paid) or not. Th curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/10
https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/ays1n3/the_austropunkism_debate/ei747xn/ Salerno's paper is 80% philosophy, which is not his field. That undermines what he says. He wants people to be trained in Austrian Economics before partic curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/10
The Austro-Punkism debate post: https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/ays1n3/the_austropunkism_debate/ I'm not finished with the first article, by Salerno. I think it's interesting and he's wrong in some important ways but I predi curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/10
Does this contribute anything to economics? curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/10
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what are the best arguments that reparations for black slavery in the USA are a bad idea Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/08
> What is the best investment for small sums of money? Index funds for small or large sums of money. In the US, use Vanguard. They are good at it and have lower fees. The simplest type is a target date fund. If you want more info, try Ramit Sethi's curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/08
What is the best investment for small sums of money? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/08
> > “This bias fosters intolerance of different beliefs and this is not the kind of education we deserve. Please teach our children how to think, not what to think.” The teachers doing this *don't know how to think* and therefore *can't* teach Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/08
> Horowitz Freedom Center one of the ONLY orgs doing anything on K-12 indoctrination. Why does the rest of conservative movement not care about children been indoctrinated, pressured, and propagandized at schools? Too busy cheering on non-existent wal Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/08
What is the tone Anonymous Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2019/03/08
#11979 re this comment, it doesn't look like he framed it as "conservative case" but he's their token conservative, so that's how it's being interpreted by some Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/08
NY Times columnist wrote something about the "conservative case" for reparations https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/opinion/case-for-reparations.html i don't plan on reading it but if anyone wants something to fisk, might be fun Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/08
Horowitz Freedom Center one of the ONLY orgs doing anything on K-12 indoctrination. Why does the rest of conservative movement not care about children been indoctrinated, pressured, and propagandized at schools? Too busy cheering on non-existent wall Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/08
https://www.stopk12indoctrination.org/leftist-indoctrination-in-maine-classrooms-gets-green-light-from-gop > Last year, teachers at Cape Elizabeth High School facilitated a student walkout specifically aimed at passage of more restrictive firearms Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/08
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/273091/battle-against-leftist-indoctrination-public-matthew-vadum > One parent told her that at a school in Portland “students who chose not to participate in the [March 2018 pro-gun control] walk out were require Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/08
https://mises.org/library/enterprising-education-doing-away-public-school-system > Besides national defense, no government-provided service enjoys as much exemption from scrutiny as the provision and subsidization of primary public education. Even Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/07
#11973 What? Anonymous Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2019/03/07
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/03/05/carney-flawed-study-used-claim-trade-war-hurts-u-s/ ? Anonymous Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2019/03/07
[image] Dawkins, who hates religion, uses religious imagery to suggest similarity between himself and Moses (who got the 10 commandments from God up on Mount Sinai, then went down and shared the message Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/07
https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/comments/axxfod/mindblown_my_girlfriend_just_confirmed_trp_to_me/ cocky asshole type guy (that's an exaggeration ofc) does well with women. likes a particular girl a lot. and she complains about it. so he gets Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/06
replying to labor theory of value post on austrian econ subreddit curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/06
[Tetris] Hypertapping can hurt your hand Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/06
There is only one God (Kek) and Pepe is his prophet. Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/06
https://twitter.com/AP4Liberty/status/1102966081990414337 [image] It's disgusting and anti-intellectual to conflate arguments with sword fights and bloody killings. "Memes" like this can be, and ar Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/05
Neat tech salary info site: https://www.levels.fyi/SE/Apple/Google/Facebook Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/05
Facebook is so fucking bad. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/05
One other error in my Tetris post: NES Tetris was published in *1989*, not 1985 as I stated above. 1985 is when the NES itself came out in North America. Source (same as above): https://tetris.fandom.com/wiki/Tetris_(NES,_Nintendo) Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/05
markdown in comments here is done with regex. you can url encode special characters. https://tetris.fandom.com/wiki/Tetris_%28NES%2C_Nintendo%29 as a [markdown link](https://tetris.fandom.com/wiki/Tetris_%28NES%2C_Nintendo%29) Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/05
Re: NES Tetris level 33 reached for the first time Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/05
Markdown links for URLs with trailing parenthesis? Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/05
NES Tetris level 33 reached for the first time Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/05
> > There are no laptops that don't use Apple's idea and there haven't been since the PowerBooks came out. Apple Insider is technically incorrect: https://www.amazon.com/Update-CPU-m3-8100Y-Windows-Graphics-Bluetooth/dp/B07H2XGD6M/ I know someo PAS Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/04
Editorial: Apple's waiting game on foldable iPhones is no surprise https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/02/27/editorial-apples-waiting-game-on-foldable-iphones-is-no-surprise via Instapaper > “Similarly, the PowerBook introduced the idea of mov Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/04
Monopoly Through Austrian Lenses | Jonathan Newman https://mises.org/library/monopoly-through-austrian-lenses via Instapaper > “Then what about Luxottica’s alleged decision to restrict output? Let us trace through the implications of their p Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/04
> UK has unwritten constitution - bad? Yes. It would be better to have an explicit statement of some set of principles of government. The government could always ignore them if it wanted, as often seems to happen in the US, but somebody would alway oh my god it's turpentine Improving The World With Written Discussion Rules 2019/03/03
Ocarina of Time Any% Tutorial by MichaelRadar (2014) Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/03
This commentary video on the book is pretty good (and is part of a series): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5G7JSj6YGQ Anonymous Commentary Videos on 12 Rules for Life 2019/03/03
you TRY to follow the rules, as written, instead of TRYING to follow the rules as adjusted by common sense so ur like "well it says X but Y makes more sense so we'll just treat it like Y". > UK has unwritten constitution - bad? dunno, don't they Anonymous Improving The World With Written Discussion Rules 2019/03/03
UK has unwritten constitution - bad? Anonymous Improving The World With Written Discussion Rules 2019/03/03
given all rules have to be interpreted, how does "an ethos of follow the literal rules" work? Anonymous Improving The World With Written Discussion Rules 2019/03/03
> I disagree with calling Marxism a religion or saying that atheists are "religious" in their own way This is disagreeing with a fairly common view, as a way to explain what I think more, it's not a claim that you are doing that. curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
Critical Rationalist thinking is another example of a tradition of thought. It's hard to define exactly which ideas fall within it or not (lots of Popper fans have thoughts which aren't very good, and it can be controversial who to disqualify), but we curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
Religions are specific things like Christianity. They have some commonalities like addressing big questions like the purpose of life. The criteria for being a religion aren't carefully defined, so there are edge cases and I haven't tried to figure the curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
It would be helpful if you explained what you mean by the following: -religious thinking - religion - atheism Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
I'm most informed about the Abrahamic religions. I'm unsure if you disagree with this claim? >I think the *core* of religious thinking is accepting claims *based on doctrine* rather than on good explanations, criticism, and empirical evidence. Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
Do you think that was the core of Athenian religious thinking, or do you not know much about that, or is your view focused on modern religious particularly Christianity, Judaism and Islam? By your definition, tons of atheists are more religious (do curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
Yes, this seems to be where our disagreement lies. I think the *core* of religious thinking is accepting claims *based on doctrine* rather than on good explanations, criticism, and empirical evidence. Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
> If a religion contains rational, useful parts it is in spite of religious thinking, not because of it. You seem to be defining religious thinking as whatever is bad and dumb (and associated with a religion), rather than e.g. whatever is part of a curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
If a religion contains rational, useful parts it is in spite of religious thinking, not because of it. You didn't address this section, which I think is key: >Rejecting all specific religious claims that are bad explanations or are falsified wo Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
> Religion always requires static memes in so far as its claims depart from reality. Do you agree? No. What? People can make mistakes without it being static memes. > I agree people should be sceptical of "scientific consensus" *especially* if t curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/02
>Today, or always? Today, religion requires static memes - do you agree? Atheism doesn't require static memes - do you agree? Religion always requires static memes in so far as its claims depart from reality. Do you agree? -- We need commo Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/02
Philosophy didn't fail just because many philosophers are bad. There are good ones: http://fallibleideas.com/books Philosophy is the name of the field which includes, e.g., *methods of rational thinking*. That field can never be abandoned, we just Anonymous Infrequently Asked Questions 2019/03/02
> agreed, debate can be a good one, but who evaluates the debate then? doesnt it again come down to rhetoric? and appealing to laymen shortcuts of evaluation based on their senses rather their intellect? No, it's up to people to explain within the curi Judging Experts by the Objective State of the Debate 2019/03/02
> - religion *requires* faith (and thus anti-rational memes) Today, or always? Many Christians have crafted logical arguments for God's existence, and other matters, which they believed to be correct. Do you know much about the role of religion in curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/02
philosophy failed because it missed the concepts to evaluate virtue properly. neuroscience might come in hand now and we can combine them to a greater good. bottom line is > define the human design as best as you can , values and virtues , see what https://www.facebook.com/Keen4 Infrequently Asked Questions 2019/03/02
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the run gruia The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality Is Due to Dishonest, Irrational Ignorance 2019/03/02
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Trans is a horror story (and btw it started decades ago, it's getting more attention now b/c it's had so long to develop into a larger evil): https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2019/02/49686/?fbclid=IwAR0hhqCiI1oLa_DOSIZizUd1_ZnVI-3I9k3GyL7t2sG5MC8 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/02
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Fundamental Life Skills you'll gain by applying yourself at improving in fighting games. Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/01
Rejecting meta discussion is an example of people wanting *bounded discussions*. It's a demand that discussions have limits placed on them. (As always, they aren't too clear about exactly what the limits are.) Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/01
[image] Of course it's not a CRIME to be ignorant of economics, but they are betraying the value of economics here. It's good to know the basics – of the subject, and of how economics think – like o Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/01
https://twitter.com/Sam_Dumitriu/status/1101147929736343554 [image] someone in comments suggests the study is unethical because it wastes thousands of people's time. i agree. a defender estimates 3mi Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/01
> Which are the biggest problems with libertarianism? Sympathy and alliance with left. Open borders. Mostly not Mises fans/students. Mostly anti-Objectivism. Vague, badly defined label that includes leftists. Radicals who say they ha Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/01
How the left views the world: assimilated immigrant = not diverse. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/01
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David Horowitz is another example of how the best people will talk some, because they like to, instead of just making excuses about being busy. And they don't choose all their discussion partners by prestige. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/03/01
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Early on when I used Twitter I had several interactions with Heartiste and he followed me and retweeted some of my stuff. He had far more followers than me (I forget how many, at least 10k, maybe 50k). That's the kind of way you can build up a bigg curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/28
Twitter censoring Canary Mission again: https://us10.campaign-archive.com/?u=97f5dcf7e199dea4dc3139b76&id=08c34452da&e=6860d70a78 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/28
https://www.amazon.ca/How-Destroy-Man-Now-DAMN/dp/099982032X > A wave of sexual misconduct allegations about powerful men have exploded recently in the media (e.g., the news, Twitter #MeToo, etc.). A bold social movement has begun with brave women Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/28
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> Today in a store the cashier asked me if I wanted to donate to some charity. > This request is intended to pull strings that make people donate to charity in order to feel like they are good people. Yeah and it works well. Ppl strive to feel a kate Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/28
At a place where I used to work, people would solicit donations for Comic Relief and Save the Children who both promote anti-Israel agendas https://edgar1981.blogspot.com/2015/03/why-you-should-not-give-penny-to-comic.html https://www.ngo-monit oh my god it's turpentine Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/28
Today in a store the cashier asked me if I wanted to donate to some charity. This request is intended to pull strings that make people donate to charity in order to feel like they are good people. It's also intended to pull strings that cause th Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/27
Which are the biggest problems with libertarianism? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/02/27
https://www.facebook.com/WingmomDE/photos/a.155869861806513/352593562134141/ This pulls strings in people of *it's funny that my kid thinks I'm mean to her*. I think most parents feel a little bad when their kid calls them mean. They make this kind Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/27
Leffen BM to hbox at Smash Summit 7 (2018) Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/26
srconstantin: Humans Who Are Not Concentrating Are Not General Intelligences Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/26
Correct link to screencapped comments: http://imgur.com/a/Hb2Ic Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/25
Making Rolling Rocks SM64 video was a “torturous ordeal” Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/25
what are the best criticisms of the idea of trade deficits being a problem Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/02/25
https://twitter.com/Andymosity_/status/1089989169550520320 > We plateau in our gaming skill because we continue "grinding" pretty mindlessly... > There's an entire skill in understanding HOW to improve effectively. We neglect this concept and neve Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/24
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Caroline Glick: Ilhan Omar & Co. Were Elected Because of Their Racism, Not In Spite of It | Breitbart https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/17/caroline-glick-ilhan-omar-co-were-elected-because-of-their-racism-not-in-spite-of-it/ via Instapaper Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/23
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> The use of a drug problem as an excuse for other bigger problems is interesting. This is common. People think the solution is to solve the drug problem first and then everything else will fall into place. Then it turns out to be really hard t another anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/23
[image] Paul Graham is totally ignorant that any intelligent or respectable people disagree with him about intelligence, genes and heritability. He thinks a view is stupid without knowing the reasoning f Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/23
[image] The use of a drug problem as an excuse for other bigger problems is interesting. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/23
https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/02/22/rip-culture-war-thread/ [image] I sympathize with this. Topic restrictions on discussion cause all sorts of problems in general. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/23
https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/02/22/rip-culture-war-thread/ > I was thinking of something along these lines a while ago. I’m noticing that MRA-type ideas are becoming more mainstream lately – hell, a few months ago I saw a feminist say someth Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/23
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It's better to read it as "she" referring to the same person both times. It *is* ambiguous (not "a bit"), but the better way to deal with the ambiguity is to read it more consistently. Presumably they are *both* bitches, so it works fine both ways Anonymous Infrequently Asked Questions 2019/02/23
> A woman told a story about hearing voices cuz she wanted to kill her mother cuz she was a bitch > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyL0jjI93OI I assume the woman hearing voices wanted to kill her mother cuz the mother was a bitch but the reuse Anonymous Infrequently Asked Questions 2019/02/23
My additional thoughts > ▪ Cliches. “it may not look like much” “packs more than a few surprises” “not for the faint of heart” “a little something we like to call” “She's my princess” (not sure) “Whatever she wants, sleepy Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/23
> Write down your comments on the clips (don't watch the clips again, just use your memory). Don't write things you wouldn't normally say. Don't stop being yourself to do analysis. Don't write a bunch of dumb stuff just to have more written down. Don' sleepy Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/23
> When you watched the clips, did you notice anything? Did you have any opinions? What was good? What was bad? Did you stop to think about them? If you think about it now, can you come up with much without rewatching? in the second clip, snotlout s sleepy Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/23
A woman told a story about hearing voices cuz she wanted to kill her mother cuz she was a bitch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyL0jjI93OI oh my god it's turpentine Infrequently Asked Questions 2019/02/23
[image] The trash study link: https://www.gwern.net/docs/genetics/heritable/2019-lakhani.pdf Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/23
https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/02/22/rip-culture-war-thread/#comment-723448 [image] If the thing that ended what he feared is capitalism, why is he on a lefty-blog that censors right wing ideas? (He Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/22
[image] twitter is so fucking bad. i was trying to find the pacifist run link but only saw one link, and the preview indicated that link was the 0 pause one. turns out the visible text link is the pac Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/22
People put all their forgetting in all the wrong places. They should forget what other people think instead of what they think. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/21
[image] They like universities so much they want to pretend to be one. jfc Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/20
> Reporters are just lazy. Some laziness, but also a lot of partisan bias. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/20
a corrupt socialist?! Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/20
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2019-02-20.html > The bill President Trump signed last Friday is worse than anything Hillary could ever have gotten through Congress. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/20
https://www.csoonline.com/article/3336227/security/nest-secure-had-a-secret-microphone-can-now-be-a-google-assistant.html > Nest Secure had a secret microphone, can now be a Google Assistant > The Nest Secure system had secret microphone that ca Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/19
Teachers also frequently do try to be fair. But it's weird. They are like "I don't want to give away too much, I don't want to be too helpful, that'd make the test too easy." They sort of try to strike an arbitrary compromise between making their teac Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/19
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Wobbling is a bug because it is *not intended by the game designers*. The code doesn't do what they want. If they knew that would or could happen, they would have forced a grab release after 10 seconds or something else to prevent the infinite. Whethe Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/19
I saw this Valentine's "joke": > Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a trout. For women, this pulls strings of *it's important that men love you and the way to get them to love you Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/19
Good points that I agree with: - aesthetics aren't the only issue with wobbling - wobbling could be banned in an objective way with a patch - wobbling affects game balance for players at low and medium skill levels (who comprise the majority Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/19
> aesthetically undesirable straw man. it's strategically undesirable too. bad game design (though of course it wasn't game design, it's a bug). > There is no clear line where you begin to do [it]. that would be solvable by adding an option Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/18
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Apple's management doesn't want Nvidia support in macOS, and that's a bad sign for the Mac Pro https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/01/18/apples-management-doesnt-want-nvidia-support-in-macos-and-thats-a-bad-sign-for-the-mac-pro via Instapaper > Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/18
Exposing Shallowness https://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_direct_link.cfm?blog_id=66727 via Instapaper > “What makes individuals choose to undergo the painful, expensive, and virtually irrevocable process of tattooing? Having listened to an un Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/18
Nice example of how people put superficial symbols / rituals of affection over actual achievements like being a real parent https://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_direct_link.cfm?blog_id=66727 > I was recently consulted in the prison in which I Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/18
#11853 Trump has control over who he hires. he's allowed MAGA type people to be pushed out or fired them himself (Bannon, Gorka, Sessions) and let the establishment people take over. he's also failed to achieve major campaign promises (WALL, repealing Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/17
I replied to Horowitz: If I were president, I would have hired you. Trump didn't. He surrounded himself with people who dislike the MAGA movement, and he naively thought the swamp (both dem and GOP) would be reasonable. And he didn't prioritize the curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/17
[image] [image] I'm more inclined to agree with Cernovich. Anyone agree with Horowitz? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/17
> Why pajamas have stripes? I don't know. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/02/17
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beefsteak_Nazi >As a former Marxist in his early years, Goebbels once stated "how thin the dividing line" was between communism and National Socialism, which had caused many Red Front Fighters to "switch to the SA".[15 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/17
Lefties up until not that long ago considered NYC's transit system a model that other cities in the country should follow. how is it nowadays? http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4203101&forum_id=2#37793755 > Date: February 16th, 201 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/17
Leonard Peikoff in his course on logic, lecture 2: > No one could classify all possible kinds of errors and fallacies that human beings engage in and there would be no point in any such exhaustive classification. So, some errors have no particular Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/15
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/immigration-landmines-in-the-funding-bill/ Immigration Landmines in the Funding Bill Mark Krikorian The text of the funding bill was released last night/this morning, and lawmakers are expected to vote on t Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/14
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A store named something like “Tony's Famous Pizza” is pulling strings with the word Famous, even though people sort of know that the place might not actually be more well known than other pizza places. “Famous” pulls the string of *lots of Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/13
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2019/02/07/gifts-women-actually-valentines-day-2019/2793719002/ > Champagne or wine: Go to a liquor store. Grab some alcohol. Pay. Leave store. > > Flowers: Go to Trader Joe's OR a local florist. B Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/13
I saw a product in a store called Muscle Milk. It was a non-dairy protein shake. The product looks milk-like but I think they used the word "Milk" in their title to pull strings of *healthy and strong*, which are things that past milk advertising has Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/13
a xoxo post about how news that the Senate found no collusion between Trump and Russia will play out http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4200269&forum_id=2#37770711 Date: February 12th, 2019 2:44 PM Author: Muscadine wine Here's Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/12
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> i was looking for examples of libertarians engaging in rationalism and specifically applying the NAP in silly ways. i thought the survey results indicated some people doing that. that is what you should say along with the link. that's a huge amou Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/12
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https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/11/amy-klobuchar-trolls-hillary-there-wasnt-a-lot-of-campaigning-in-wisconsin-in-2016/ Title: > Amy Klobuchar Trolls Hillary: ‘There Wasn’t a Lot of Campaigning in Wisconsin in 2016’ The article Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/12
> Racism as a concept is more of an example of puppet string *creation*. You're explaining a category of strings that are attached to people. > > Pulling a string would be like a particular tweet that brings up race to manipulate its audience. Ah Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/12
> Also you omitted any statement of what you think, presumably to evade the possibility of criticism (ineffectively since I just criticized the method itself). this is what i had written as commentary before posting the quotes from survey: There Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/11
>> The questions asked were, 1) Would you cross the lawn and help the child? And 2) Would helping the child violate the parents’ rights? > Terrible survey design. I would not cross the lawn and help the child. Because, duh, *I'm not a cop*. I'd c Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/11
Racism as a concept is more of an example of puppet string *creation*. You're explaining a category of strings that are attached to people. Pulling a string would be like a particular tweet that brings up race to manipulate its audience. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/11
> The questions asked were, 1) Would you cross the lawn and help the child? And 2) Would helping the child violate the parents’ rights? Terrible survey design. I would not cross the lawn and help the child. Because, duh, *I'm not a cop*. I'd call Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/11
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Racism is an example of puppet-string-pulling. From a young age we absorb racial stereotypes that are part of our culture. Most people consciously want to be non-racist. But our culture keeps influencing how we see people of different races and we hav Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/11
[image] Why is Ted Cruz praising lies and lip service? He's made himself a dupe of such obvious, superficial faking. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/11
Lefties talk about "emotional labor" a lot. Seems like a bad concept to me Labor involves performing work -- doing something in the world. Having an emotional experience isn't performing work Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/11
People say "I can't believe [X] has died" when X was an old person and the person making the statement clearly believes the death has occurred. So they say something that's not true. I think they do this cuz demonstrating a certain level of shock a Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/10
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_MacArthur#Escape_to_Australia_and_Medal_of_Honor >In February 1942, as Japanese forces tightened their grip on the Philippines, MacArthur was ordered by President Roosevelt to relocate to Australia.[148] On the Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/10
When you defend against a flame, you are acting like the person meant the flame. Better to just pretend they didn't mean. View reality a particular way (a framing) that's good for you and stick to it no matter what and lots of weaker ppl will see thin Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/10
Seagull was an early, popular Overwatch streamer. he played pro, and was good, but chose to quit to stream more. he is streaming Apex Legends today, the new pubg/fortnite copy from EA that spent a lot of marketing dollars getting streamers/youtubers/i Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/10
an overwatch caster just said “the ray of hope is gone” which is cliche. the co-caster said “it’s gone”. he played the role of an echo. taking what the other guy said and agreeing/amplifying is really really common and doesn’t add anything Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/10
#11821 Those are good. If you practice this a lot, you may be able to automate it some, so that you can notice things like that in all conversations without actively trying to. That's what it takes to be able to deal with this stuff effectively in dai Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/10
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/04/podcasts/the-daily/taliban-afghanistan-peace-deal.html I noticed some things that the host, Michael Barbaro, does to pull the audience's strings of *this guy is thoughtfully listening to the neutral facts and draw Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/10
https://abc7chicago.com/5127392/ >> Supporters say people could use the extra cash to cover unexpected emergencies, increase their savings and improve their *health*. > Emphasis added. Chicago wants to give people $1000/month for free at taxpay Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/08
https://abc7chicago.com/5127392/ > Supporters say people could use the extra cash to cover unexpected emergencies, increase their savings and improve their *health*. Emphasis added. Chicago wants to give people $1000/month for free at taxpayer e Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/08
> Amazon sells a lot of things they label as AmazonBasics. This label pulls strings of *frugal, sensible people buy this and I want to be a frugal, sensible person* and *I must need this thing because it's a basic thing and everyone needs the basics*. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
#11815 "increased risk" means there was a weak correlation in some bullshit study. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
Amazon sells a lot of things they label as AmazonBasics. This label pulls strings of *frugal, sensible people buy this and I want to be a frugal, sensible person* and *I must need this thing because it's a basic thing and everyone needs the basics*. Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2019A/bills/2019a_1032_01.pdf > (b) Sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and bullying are pervasive and serious public health concerns, placing impacted youth at increased risk for uninten Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
> If the fundamental problem is people are bad at learning and therefore bad at learning to learn, why is it a big difference to get paid help? The blog post covers differences. You don't understand and ask about differences without specifics ( Anonymous Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/08
#11812 I thought it was pretty good. Didn't read all the points. I thought it under-explained stuff a lot. Too abbreviated, not enough clarity and help for the reader. I especially disliked the repeated use of fancy italic terms and the reliance on th curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
https://www.epsilontheory.com/all-along-the-watchtower/ I thought this was a good example of someone outside the FI community doing an analysis of puppet-string pulling. In this case, it's an analysis of NPR's "fact check" of Trump's 2019 State of PAS Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
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https://twitter.com/thecalebbond/status/1091326743292534785?s=21 Great cross examination of a leftie lying about Venezuela sanctions Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/08
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#11805 I think I’m a great test case. I’ve been stuck for years and I hired Elliot (for email) and Ingracke (for calls and emails) and it’s been immensely helpful to the point that I’m no longer stuck and I’m making progress! One GISTE Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/07
>> People overrate licking cooking spoons, pots, etc, b/c that's their first taste of the food which is generally better than later tastes. > Why do you call that overrating if that first taste really does taste better? Did you try to figure out Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/07
For a lot of cultural memes, like the things in this thread, I am partially consciously aware of them while at the same time being in the grip of them. Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/07
Any examples of people who have been helped by this kind of attention? Testimonials? If the fundamental problem is people are bad at learning and therefore bad at learning to learn, why is it a big difference to get paid help? Anonymous Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/07
Facebook keeps trying to show me a video about my friendships. > Together in Friendship > > Friendship is all about the moments we share together. This Friends Day, take a look back on the memories you've made with the friends in your life. I Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/07
> Marital fighting is funny? its interesting to see how the culture has changed and how it hasn't. Wikipedia entry on the old TV show The Honeymooners: >Alice (née Alice Gibson), played in the first nine skits, starting in 1951, and ending in J Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/07
> People overrate licking cooking spoons, pots, etc, b/c that's their first taste of the food which is generally better than later tastes. Why do you call that overrating if that first taste really does taste better? Anonymous 2 Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/07
People overrate licking cooking spoons, pots, etc, b/c that's their first taste of the food which is generally better than later tastes. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/06
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>At the same time they were meddling with the clocks, the French instituted a decimal calendar. This lasted a little longer, since it was forced by nature to make some concessions to real life. A year has 365 and a quarter days, give or take an hour, Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/06
Marital fighting is funny? [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/06
> I find it weird that he's a visitor (probably an infrequent one) telling a blog author to fuck off from the author's own site. Yeah that is weird Anonymous How Badly Run Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges? 2019/02/06
I find it weird that he's a visitor (probably an infrequent one) telling a blog author to fuck off from the author's own site. Anonymous How Badly Run Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges? 2019/02/06
#11794 Do you have an argument against the position expressed in this post, or are you just virtue signalling in support of cryptocurrency? oh my god it's turpentine How Badly Run Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges? 2019/02/06
fuck off crypto sceptic Anonymous How Badly Run Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges? 2019/02/06
Jordan Peterson is now selling a *private* discussion forum bundled with some other things. https://www.jbpdaily.com There is no info about the forum. What software does it use? What does it look like? How does moderation work? Absolutely zero i curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/05
> Related story: Blizzard made all the Overwatch league players get rid of Pepe emotes from their social media. [image] Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
> Black and white photo. Plaid scarf. I think those hint at intelligence in our culture's eyes. I think people can imagine a professor or a person from Boston wearing that scarf. (Warning/disclaimer: I'm pretty bad at this kinda cultural trivia.) B oh my god it's turpentine Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
> I think she's trying to look intelligent but I don't know why I think that. Black and white photo. Plaid scarf. I think those hint at intelligence in our culture's eyes. I think people can imagine a professor or a person from Boston wearing that Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
#11787 Me on IMs after my friend said a comment partially about that quote, which mentioned personalness sorta indirectly: > tbh the thot that ppl would interpret it as personal had not occurred to me it's so fake. ik. lol sigh. a recent, rea Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
Saying she loves coffee implies she is a busy person, and therefore important. She's too busy to get enough sleep so she uses coffee to be alert and focused on her job. Saying she loves chocolate cookies shows that she's not too much of a goody-two Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
> The Rebekka Honeit bio is partly pretending to share some personal info and let you get to know the person more and be more connected with them. I guess this fools the same people who think a Facebook page is real info about what someone's life is l Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
The Rebekka Honeit bio is partly pretending to share some personal info and let you get to know the person more and be more connected with them. I guess this fools the same people who think a Facebook page is real info about what someone's life is lik Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
> https://ulysses.app/blog/2019/02/preview-15-split-view/ > [image] > That's an example of puppet string pulling. That is there to manipulate people. > Examples are everywhere. Post a few dozen if you care to understand this and be manipulate Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
https://ulysses.app/blog/2019/02/preview-15-split-view/ [image] That's an example of puppet string pulling. That is there to manipulate people. Examples are everywhere. Post a few dozen if you care curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
Today's twitch vod is mostly just Ein Lacher (solos trying to get hit 3 times or fewer). I spent a long time doing Lionotus on staff then did a bunch pretty quickly on Fiona then did Weeping Queen with staff and needed like 6 retries. Also I topped da curi Hardness, Emotions, Mental Automation 2019/02/05
Note you can trivially change the timeline while keeping the proportions the same. E.g. double, triple or 10x the amounts of time for bigger projects. The 3 phases and 80%s stay the same. The first two phases are the same length and the third phase is curi Method Of Doing Things Soon 2019/02/04
typo Anonymous Hardness, Emotions, Mental Automation 2019/02/04
There are lots of videos available of me learning Vindictus stuff on my Twitch, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/374961367 In this video I practice and gold medal 3 bosses, in addition to playing a bit of other stuff. The first one is a yet curi Hardness, Emotions, Mental Automation 2019/02/04
Kate asked about this post on FI: > I think the meaning of hard/easy used in the statement is the second one, i.e. hard/easy for me (now). > Whether or not something is also considered inherently hard doesn’t matter. The key is whether it’s curi Hardness, Emotions, Mental Automation 2019/02/04
Another :) DW H 12 Rules for Life Typos in Rule 1 2019/02/03
> Most crit rat's on twitter don't reply to or retweet ET. They're silently judging the source but not exposing their judgments to criticism. That's dishonest. And so lacking in guts. Esp. for a crit rat. Ask them about it directly. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/03
Most crit rat's on twitter don't reply to or retweet ET. They're silently judging the source but not exposing their judgments to criticism. That's dishonest. And so lacking in guts. Esp. for a crit rat. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/03
[image] Unusually stupid comment from patio11 (the fact people aren't dying does not indicate that regulation is the cause. there are other plausible causes like the companies wanting to stay in business Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/03
#11769 Thank you, Curi. Much appreciated. DeRoj Judging Experts by the Objective State of the Debate 2019/02/03
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Why Democratic Socialists Support Totalitarian Regimes https://freebeacon.com/national-security/why-democratic-socialists-support-totalitarian-regimes/ via Instapaper > “The last straw for me was personal. I had written four reports on Nicar Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/02
I forwarded 3 posts to FI list today: [image] curi Judging Experts by the Objective State of the Debate 2019/02/02
Dawkins DeRoj Judging Experts by the Objective State of the Debate 2019/02/02
> I'm guessing you have always been pretty good at reason. Do you think DD would have wanted so much interaction with you if you were interested in reason but bad at it? Would you want someone as a best friend who was interested in reason but bad at i curi Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/01
> If someone doesn't rapidly become my best friend, that is a sign of there being some problem or limit with their interest in reason. I got thousands of hours of interaction with DD, for free, because interacting with rationality is so desirable and student Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/01
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/satans-party-dem-virginia-del-kathy-tran-submitted-bill-to-save-cankerworms-on-same-day-as-late-term-abortion-bill/ > Virginia Democrat Kathy Tran Submitted Bill to Save Cankerworms on Same Day She Submitted Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/02/01
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I forgot to say: also learning lots of common ways people are irrational, lie to themselves, aren't interested in reason, etc. Being familiar with what lots of common failures, lies, memes, social dynamics, etc, look like. Catching other people not be curi Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/01
>> People lie to themselves about their interest in reason much more than about how much money they have. That's the one to be more wary of. > How can I tell if I'm lying to myself about my interest in reason? I think I am interested in reason. curi Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/01
> People lie to themselves about their interest in reason much more than about how much money they have. That's the one to be more wary of. How can I tell if I'm lying to myself about my interest in reason? I think I am interested in reason. student Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/01
It depends. But basically if someone wants it and can afford it, I think it's a great value and a big help. Wanting this kind of help is the biggest bottleneck. It's hard to help people who don't want my help. And most people don't want help becaus curi Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/01/31
> Intellectual progress is hard and finding ways to throw money at the problem can be good. I know this a difficult question to answer: How much easier is intellectual progress if someone pays you for consulting? That is, if someone paid you lots o student Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/01/31
#11757 They could write down what they're doing or what they think their path is. Then critically analyze it and ask others for criticism. A general indication is how involved they are in philosophy discussion, and how productive that is. If not Anonymous Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/01/30
> The FI group is about reason and intellectual progress. To use it well requires being good at those things or being on a path to get good at them. How could someone tell if they are on a path to get good at reason and intellectual progress? Ho student Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/01/30
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Following a suggestion, I changed a*(-1) to 0-a in the recursive example so that it isn't using a built in multiplication function. curi Structural Epistemology Introduction Part 1 2019/01/29
[image] Ben Shapiro is a socialism-sympathizing idiot. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/29
mind = factory. mostly automated (at least from CEO’s perspective. nvm if the work stations have workers or robots) consciousness = a manager who can go around to one work station at a time and tell them to change stuff or watch what they’re do Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/29
https://www.dailywire.com/news/42751/high-school-students-disqualified-debate-after-ashe-schow > High School Students Disqualified From Debate After Quoting Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson > A pair of Utah high school seniors lost a debate round be Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/28
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#11739 The phrase "acts like a wave" is a floating abstraction that you are using to obscure the fact that you have no account of what is happening in single particle interference. The reality is that multiple versions of a photon go down all of the p oh my god it's turpentine Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
He's written plenty of books since 1991 e.g., "Darwin's Dangerous Idea", "Freedom Evolves". Check out his wiki. His most recent is "From Bacteria To Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds" from 2017. That latest book has his most recent ideas but I've Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
The meme king hasn't had anything to say besides part of one book from 1991? No articles with new ideas? Seems damning. I just read a little of the book and got bored. Is there a passage you think would offer value to me? curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
Maybe "Consciousness Explained"? Except it's not an article. But if you search for "consciousness explained pdf" you should be able to download a pdf then just cruise through the meme stuff. Deutsch ignored it and focused on Blackmore instead but Denn Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
Oh, I missed that when skimming. That's alright then. I still dislike the style and the Diamond praise. Is there an article you think is worth reading? curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
> He goes on to talk about memes as basically mind-parasites as if good ideas don't also replicate. I don't think he is saying all memes are basically mind-parasites. He's making an analogy with symbionts and says there are three types of memes: Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
Someone took notes on BoI: https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2015/02/beginning-of-infinity-table-of-contents.html Note there are links to additional notes for some sections. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/28
I agree Dennett's silence re DD's meme work is a major concern. But OK let's take a look. I didn't want to watch a video so I found this: https://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/dennett/papers/MEMEMYTH.FIN.htm First paragraph was bad, e.g. didn't say w curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
#11741 was in reply to #11733 Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
Nah - I'm not gonna defend Blackmore or Dennett. I agree Deutsch has done better work. Perhaps I don't see them as bad as you do and that is my mistake. I'm thinking more of Dennett than Blackmore. I know Dennett has some bad leftwing political views Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
There is no refutation of that view, and there are no other known non-refuted views. This is covered in FoR ch2. Note that "parallel universes" is a high level approximation. The actual underlying issue is reality has more complexity than is readil curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
So just because in a lab experiment a single photon still acts like a wave you think the only possible explanation is that an infinity of parallel universes exist Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
#11737 Yes. This question is hard to respond to because it doesn't say what it objects to, what problem it wants addressed. If it's coming from a place of unfamiliarity with MWI then I recommend reading DD's explanations of MWI in his books, especiall curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
Do you really believe DDs theory of multiple universes is compatible with the concept of objective reality? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
The Age of Rage - Law & Liberty https://www.lawliberty.org/2017/03/15/the-age-of-rage/ via Instapaper > “The judge did not in the slightest exonerate the rapist in this case. We “must not put responsibility on them [women] rather than the per Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/27
#11734 forgot to quote this, my bad Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/26
Date: January 26th, 2019 2:25 PM Author: Hula Hula Boys (Dr. Thunder) it's a sign of the times. more than almost anything, people innately crave an IDENTITY. this is why young people with no direction and few friends often turn to gangs, cults, a Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/26
I don't think Blackmore or Dennett's work on memes is any good. If you disagree you should use quotes or otherwise bring up details and specific sophisticated points. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/26
Dan Dennett has also taken the idea of memes seriously and has written about them in a number of books. In "Consciousness Explained" he proposed that "[h]uman consciousness can be realized in the operation of a virtual machine created by memes in the Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/26
Re: #11730 the top of this post should say "I replied:", weird typo there Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/26
#11728 i repledt > It's legal in that I wouldn't have gone to jail You are confused about the definition of "legal." Legal means "permitted by law" (source: Google, and also i am a lawyer). Imprisonment is a *punishment* for *certain* viol Justin Mallone, wearing his lawyer hat Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/26
#11728 The guy explained the situation: > It's legal in that I wouldn't have gone to jail. It's theft because the money isn't mine. I would have stolen it. Long story short, I know the vice president of a bank and he put my house on an unsecured n PAS Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/26
I debated a bit about doing 100k favors for banks being moral and Objectivist(!?) https://www.reddit.com/r/aynrand/comments/ajvdzp/moral_grayness/ curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/26
https://www.reddit.com/r/Objectivism/comments/afkv1k/where_do_i_start/edzk2ee/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/25
wrote a reddit comment curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/25
Meme misconceptions podcast is posted. Here are some notes I used for it: evo is metaphor (except with genes) it's not just amateurs who are like this. ppl talk about this stuff in books and it's all vague handwaving. only DD took memes seriousl curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/25
[image] Funny but also actually important. Corporate censorship like this to have a "clean image" matters. It gives people a misleading impression about what the world is like. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/25
> #11714 Where did you get that quote? Where can I read more of the context? HB sends stuff out to former members. This email had the subject line: "Monthly Enticement: Dealing with objections with limited time" and is from jan 24 or 25 depending o Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/25
Melee tournaments are a hassle: https://www.gofundme.com/buying-ed039s-tv-collection-for-a-new-uk-major Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/25
> “Major media sources including Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal previously spent much of last year promoting the idea that iPhone X was too expensive, an idea that was empirically proven to be false by real-world data. And yet today they are Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/25
> “Whites are to own up to the fact that regardless of their intentions, beliefs, behaviors or status in life, they are elite participants in a racist system that oppresses “people of color,” and are so merely because they are white. > But di Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/25
>“Rothbard's paper discussed how religious beliefs effect political beliefs. And while I would agree with him in general, his specific examples were filled with errors. It was quite clear that he had no concept how the various religious groups diffe Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/25
>“Russell Means was attracting a lot of support at the state LP conventions. I was horrified and assumed that this was a result of a lack of knowledge regarding his history. I researched the subject and released a booklet entitled Do the Ends Justif Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/25
#11714 Where did you get that quote? Where can I read more of the context? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/25
what are some typical misunderstandings you've seen people have about memes? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/25
Why Latinos Are Converting to Islam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOdu-lXCPFI Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/25
> But rationalization is an automatic process. That is, one’s subconscious feeds one the rationalization, and that’s not culpable because not volitional. That's Harry Binswanger rejecting moral responsibility for most of what people think and d Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/24
> Why Atlas Shrugged movies were so bad? I watched the first one. I forget if I watched the second one. I did not watch the third one. So I can't really do a podcast on this. The big picture reasons they're bad are that the people who made them curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/24
Why Atlas Shrugged movies were so bad? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/24
I fix typo corrections that people put in comments. So he was right when he wrote it. curi Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2019/01/24
#9784 I think you read it wrong because it shows the correct spelling...lol Anonymous Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2019/01/24
#9784 I think you read it wrong because it shows the correct spelling... Anonymous Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2019/01/24
Lengthy description of video of Covington Catholic incident Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/24
Article from 2007 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/07/AR2007100701412.html > At Metro's headquarters in downtown Washington, the lights pop on at 5:30 every weekday morning. Hours before the masses arrive for work, th Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/24
> If half the ppl do one search, and half do the other, than the avg amount of results seen (amount of coverage in front of a news seeker) is in the middle. The reach of material depends on a weighted average of searches done and its prominence on ea Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
If half the ppl do one search, and half do the other, than the avg amount of results seen (amount of coverage in front of a news seeker) is in the middle. The reach of material depends on a weighted average of searches done and its prominence on ea Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
I noticed the average thing before posting. I didn't think it was worth mentioning because it doesn't make sense. The vdare article is trying to compare the news coverage of two topics: a crime by an illegal alien and the #covingtoncatholic incid Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
#11702 You're pretty hostile and flamey for someone who failed to figure out that basic math themselves, and who did not accompany his flamey conclusion with an explanation/reasoning. Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
It's sad if they are that stupid. Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
11 is the average of 10.25 and 12.22 Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
More Vdare math Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
The same article mentions "the shit-eating grins that drive POCs and blood libelers into genocidal furies". Blood libel is usually refers to a specific kind of anti-semitic slur (the entire first page of Google search results for the term bears this o Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
[Another Vdare article by Audacious Epigone](https://vdare.com/posts/sandmann-s-stand-covingtoncatholic-may-be-red-pill-of-the-decade) (emphasis mine): > If the video gave you second thoughts about whether or not to stand behind the young Templars, Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzx2UWKvrM4 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/23
> The primary FI forum is the email group. There's more discussion there. > http://fallibleideas.com/discussion Thank you for the info. I'll make sure to look into it. Anonymous Rand on Nurture 2019/01/23
How many "depressed" people would stop being "depressed" if you gave them a billion dollars? But surely money isn't a treatment (nor are the mansions, caviar, parties and fancy cars they buy with it treatments) – and therefore they never had a real Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/22
“You must be a slave to philosophy in order to achieve true liberty.” – Epicurus Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/22
> Good to see more people joining in and sharing. The primary FI forum is the email group. There's more discussion there. http://fallibleideas.com/discussion There are currently ongoing discussions about *bounded* discussion/learning/thinkin curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
>> The main rival view is to see the mind as a bunch of components with different functions – a sex part of the brain, a math part, a language part, an art part, kinda like that. > How do they explain this when the human brain evolved tens of th curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
No "" needed I see. Just > DeRoj Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
Good to see more people joining in and sharing. "> Yes. Sexuality is a preference and preferences are ideas. How would it work if we couldn't change it?" (Let's see if I got the quote mechanics right ;) Appreciate the tip.) Well put. "> Ther DeRoj Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
Gender is also a matter of ideas (but not your sex). Not sympathetic to transgender politics though as that is leftist, authoritarian bullshit trying to pull down the culture. Bystander Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
> The main rival view is to see the mind as a bunch of components with different functions – a sex part of the brain, a math part, a language part, an art part, kinda like that. How do they explain this when the human brain evolved tens of thous Anonymous Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
FYI for quoting you just need to put ">" in front of a line, you don't have to write "quote". It's designed so that when you view a comment you see the same letters/characters that the person wrote, only the color/bold/italics is changed. So if you co Anonymous Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
> Wouldn't that make sexuality as a whole a product of ideas? Yes. > Also, what leads you to conclude that sexuality consists of ideas other than that it is hard to change. Also is there evidence it could be changed? I was under the impression t curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
>quote>quote Why do people think there are innate ideas? It's because they don't know how change the ideas they created in early childhood. But they believe that ideas are easy to change, so whenever something is hard to change they blame something el oh my god it's turpentine Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
> Wouldn't that make sexuality as a whole a product of ideas? Yes. Sexuality is a preference and preferences are ideas. How would it work if we couldn't change it? Our ability to create knowledge is universal. You can't have universality except in Bystander Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
>quote, Savants are still interesting in some ways. But IMO not as interesting as most people think. Stuff like remembering thousands of digits of pi is *trivial* for a computer, and human brains are literally computers. In programming terms, savants Anonymous Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
>quote, Inborn ideas come from our genes. Genes govern the formation of our brain hardware and configure it in an initial state. That initial state is a little like a brand new computer which has an operating system (OS) installed, as well as some ini DeRoj Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
I've been streaming Vindictus at https://www.twitch.tv/curi42 curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/21
Scumbag Ben Shapiro: http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=59701 > Ben Shapiro, Who Rushed to Share Condemnation Of Covington Students, Slams CNN For Doing The Same He was also awful in the past: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion#c103 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/21
#11678 the media just lies about stuff after the fact so getting stuff wrong isn't a big problem for them. six months from now the "Smirking White MAGA Teens incident" will be part of the Narrative forever Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/21
it’s kinda amazing the media keeps cherrypicking examples they think they can win for rape and racism cases, then losing anyway. the white men keep turning out to be reasonable... #convingtoncatholic Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/21
> PS: This got me wondering on a side track subject: *savants*. Obviously they use reason to solve whatever problem, but they seem less aware of how they come to conclusions apart from there being shapes that they interpret (at least in this example). curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
> I'm not sure I follow here. I agree on the drifting car analogy, but how can we have inborn ideas (from birth) and where do they come from? Inborn ideas come from our genes. Genes govern the formation of our brain hardware and configure it in an curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
>quote, I hadn't yet studied Objectivism enough in 2011. DD is a fan of Ayn Rand but still hasn't.! I am new to Objectivism but very intrigued of how much sense it has brought to me so far. I am still grasping the fundamentals though. >quote, Sp Nicholas DeRoj Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
>quote, So I don't know what disagreement you're concerned about. It may be a misunderstanding. I think you'll need to quote and comment on the BoI passages that you had a problem with.! It could very much be a misunderstanding of DD - at least now Nicholas DeRoj Karl Popper on Nature/Nurture Debate 2019/01/21
Sweden: Half of women in early 20’s feel unsafe, government ramps up “anti-hate” policing https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/01/sweden-half-of-women-in-early-20s-feel-unsafe-government-ramps-up-anti-hate-policing Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/21
Update: I hadn't yet studied Objectivism enough in 2011. DD is a fan of Ayn Rand but still hasn't. Speaking offhand without looking up exact sources: I think Rand's view is that men are born with the *structure* of their mind, but not its *conte curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
https://twitter.com/DerojNicholas/status/1087364445746155521 > Reading @DavidDeutschOxf TBOI & see that DD & #Rand differ on 'tabula rasa'. My understanding of it comes frm @CharlesTew0 & I do not see it being refuted. > Care to comment @curi42 > Anonymous Karl Popper on Nature/Nurture Debate 2019/01/21
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I think he means that aren't standard terminology and he's warning people not to just use them in general, without explanation, and expect to be understood. And he doesn't always use that terminology. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
> I have made these definitions just for the purpose of this message What's he talking about? He used those terms in discussions on the TCS list before that. Like "Re: The Old Covenant" on DEC 21, 1996. He didn't just invent them on-the-fly. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
DD: > Let's call this lack: *irrationality*. E.g. it is irrational to use astrology, rather than engineering science, to judge the safety of tall buildings. I think this is a bad example. When Americans today use astrology, there is "anti-ration curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
Subject was "Re: Babies and Rationality". Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
I think you gave the wrong date. How about a subject line and searchable quote? curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
Sorry I read the date wrong. Should be Dec 1, 1997. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
Check out TCS list on Jan 12, 1997. Looks like that was the first time he drew the distinction? He says he didn't want to belabor it - so that ties in with your reply - but he must have thought it worthwhile enough in the context of meme theory that h Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
from "Intellectuals and the Marketplace" > No one surpassed Mises in the importance he attached to the power of ideas.24 Thus, it was crucial to his social philosophy and historical interpretations to determine the basis of “the anti-capitalistic Anonymous The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality Is Due to Dishonest, Irrational Ignorance 2019/01/20
DD in BoI: > That anti-rational memes are still, today, a substantial part of our culture, and of the mind of every individual, is a difficult fact for us to accept. Ironically, it is harder for us than it would have been for the profoundly closed- Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/20
Source on "thinks that irrationality is a form of ignorance - a lack of meta knowledge about rationality - and need not necessarily do harm"? I understand the terminology of "ir" meaning "not" (not rational = lack of rationality) and "anti" meaning curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
Deutsch makes a distinction e.g, thinks that irrationality is a form of ignorance - a lack of meta knowledge about rationality - and need not necessarily do harm whereas anti-rationality is having processes in your mind that actively prevent knowledge Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
Why should I care about race and IQ issues? La griffe du lion seems to jump into details without framing what the goal is, why it matters, how its importance compares to other fields, etc. Anonymous No One Will Debate or Discuss 2019/01/20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pezf7BWGP10 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/20
I'm not familiar with La griffe du lion. Looking at the site, I see no comments or forum (there is a contact email), and no outline or overview. I have to get a sense of the topic from the article titles. So it's about race and IQ kinda issues. OK. curi No One Will Debate or Discuss 2019/01/20
I don't distinguish. curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
In the transcript it says "irrational memes". I think it's supposed to be "anti-rational memes". Or do you not distinguish between irrationality and anti-rationality? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
szasz on suicide oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/20
La griffe du lion Anonymous No One Will Debate or Discuss 2019/01/20
#11650 nope. would be pretty easy to do tho, will try that now. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/19
#11649 yes. did you try looking it up? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/19
Ayn Rand "...if we wanted to save the world from communism its not necessary to go to war, all would one have to do is stop helping them economically, stop building bridges to them which have supported them for 50 years now. that country will collapse Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/19
#11647 Try to think, in a world where *that* works on tons of people, how well something subtle could go undetected. The dragon training movie is more subtle than buzzfeed, and people are largely blind to what it's doing, but tons of string pulling is Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/19
This is what extra blatant puppet string pulling for adults looks like. It's effective on ... over half the US population? [image] Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/19
Steven Pinker got his status via competition with other intellectuals. What was the nature of the competition? Did they compete to have the best ideas, or to impress ppl better? In other words, is the public open to manipulation and if so is manipulat Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/19
[image] what the fuck? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/19
Early pieces of Yes or No Philosophy in KP. Opposed by LT, who is promoting this anti-Popper sentiment to an audience primarily of ppl who think of her and they as Popperian. Very gross. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/19
#11641 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/19
[image] It's so sad how DD has fallen so far. His thinking quality has gotten super unreliable. This tweet is dumb. People see that something is sabotaging error correction in a systematic way. There is, Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/19
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Discussion and learning *methodology* is the primary determinant of success. But people hate and avoid talking about methodology. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/19
Added transcripts to the YT descriptions. http://curi.us/files/transcripts/fi-overview-1-transcript.txt http://curi.us/files/transcripts/fi-overview-2-transcript.txt curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/19
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https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/0b_LiYy96aQ/DxJimli0GwAJ I write about Bounded Discussions. plz comment. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/19
[image] Evil tweet. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/19
We don't have, nor have had, a truly Capitalist society (in the Ayn Rand sense) anywhere on earth. What is collectively termed as Capitalism is generally a variation of socialism or pseudo laissez-faire Capitalism, State Capiralism (lots of government Gary The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality Is Due to Dishonest, Irrational Ignorance 2019/01/18
Good or bad? Personal trainer lady Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/18
I use "good luck". Rand used "good premises". I don't think it's worth replacing. I got plenty of other changes/reforms that are higher priority. I would avoid using "good luck" with a person I considered superstitious (I don't want someone to take curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/17
https://mises.org/library/intellectuals-and-marketplace > The Ever Changing Indictment > Now, twenty-two years later, we address, once again, the question of the intellectual and the marketplace. > This does not argue the futility of the ques Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/17
Daniel Eran Dilger explains Apple's Harmony of Interests With Its Customers Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/17
alot of the times when i say "good luck" to someone, i pause and try to think of a phrase that means "i think you are able to put effort into doing what you are doing, and with skill and your own hard work, succeed" but theres nothing like that in a s Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/17
#11442 for mobile: Threes, its a game about adding 3s into each other to make a 6, then adding 6s into each other to make a 12, and so on. you can watch a video of it to see exactly how it plays, its pretty simple. there is a ripoff version of internetrules Discussion About Casual Gamers and Game Design, Difficulty, Development and Playtesting 2019/01/17
Psychiatry and the medicalization of everyday life, example #892348: https://outline.com/wv22RX Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/16
I agree with DF. Awful branding change. Slack sucks anyway tho. https://daringfireball.net/linked/2019/01/16/slack-bland-new-logo Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/16
#11625 This question is lazy. You don't explain what you mean much. You only wrote one sentence and it's awful English. Also the answer is "no" which requires one word, not a podcast. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/15
Asking for a friend ;) Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/15
China's censorship is fucking evil. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/business/china-internet-censor.html Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/14
https://mises.org/library/intellectuals-and-marketplace Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/14
https://mises.org/library/socialism-and-decivilization Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/14
not very specific oh my god it's turpentine I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/01/13
#10430 my theory, Deutsch has turned his attention to "Western decadence" and now seeks to prop up society by deployment of "useful fiction". For all his railing against marxism, DD sure seems like an anti-vanguard propagandist mickleby I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/01/13
string-pulling example Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/13
>It’s also worth reading for its comparisons, with precise statistics, on life in Russia under the czars versus life after the Revolution. From 1876 to 1904 in Russia, 486 people were executed, including political actors – about 17 a year. From Ju Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/13
@#11616 Well that's all second-handed af. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/12
#11615 Perigo is a speech coach. He doesn't know he is in blatant disagreement with Rand: http://www.lindsayperigo.com/premium-spoken-english > Premium Spoken English—Confidence, Clarity, Coherence, Credibility > "Speech maketh the man!" Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/12
Rand, who spoke with a Russian accent, had some things to say about charismatic speakers (emphasis added): > He sang “Sweet Adeline” at the top of his *town crier’s voice*. > In high school Ellsworth became a local celebrity—the star ora Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/12
Lindsay's reply: > I can't comment about the content because I was so distracted by the presentation and spent no more than 5 minutes on it. This is not being "mean and unintellectual"; it's a judicious and honest use of my time. > John Galt wou Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/12
> A *rambling, faceless, voice-distorted, mindlessly upward-inflecting* video like this makes you sound *like, like*, an *airhead moronnial* who, *like*, says *"like" without reason*. It makes you sound *like, like*, the very *aliens* who have, *like* curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/12
#11611 Update: I edited in a second paragraph: "Do you remember who else gave a faceless speech?" curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/12
http://www.solopassion.com/node/10821#comment-130873 [image] Note that's an anti-ARI site that I posted on. It's not like I offended them with my message. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/12
#11598 #11599 Thank you! Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/09
#11608 ok but please don't cause trouble curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/09
Am I allowed to join FI discord server now? FF Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/09
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc67AhFQpDA&feature=em-uploademail ninja, the most popular twitch streamer, was at risk of not getting 1st place at a not very importnat competition his fans falsely reported his competitor’s instagram and got h Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/09
The "intellectual and cultural elites" of our culture are all a big fraud. They are part of a propaganda campaign to use authority and social status to tell people what to think. And what do they preach? Statism. As their government masters intended. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/09
The Mises Institute twitter account is better than the Ayn Rand Institute twitter account. By far. I think it's actually worth following. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/09
The link for the recommended "Liberty and Property" Mises speech to the Mont Pelerin Society is broken. Here's one that works: https://mises.org/library/liberty-and-property Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/09
Interesting info about what happened with the Mont Pelerin Society: https://mises.org/library/against-neoliberals Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/09
Actually Caplan wrote at least a third piece. That link collection is pretty incomplete. See Block replying after Caplan's third piece: https://www.academia.edu/1353697/Reply_to_Caplan_on_Austrian_Economic_Methodology > Finally, I invite Caplan Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/09
#11597 See https://mises.org/wire/caplan-and-responses Caplan followed up one time. The matter was not resolved, and it was his side which didn't continue. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/09
> This part pulled strings in me. I think the strings were something like *an authority figure wants me to do something and will think I'm good if I do it so I should do it*. Yeah people have so many strings it's hard to avoid any getting pulled. L curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/09
Added links to show notes: https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Popper-Library-Living-Philosophers/dp/0875481418/?tag=curi04-20 https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Karl-Popper-Part/dp/0875481426/?tag=curi04-20 I didn't think about giving the cite curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/09
popper book oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/09
@ #11559 http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/bcaplan/whyaust.htm Guy claims to understand, used to like, and now disagree with Mises / Austrian Econ. Says he hopes his post "will spark interest and discussion" which at least hints at a PF. It's beyond PAS Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/09
> Conclusions > > I don't expect you to understand everything I said. I can't fully explain everything in one article. If you think you understand it all, I think you're dishonest. You should have questions, confusions, parts you disagree with, part Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/09
In the recent induction podcast Elliot mentions a book where the first half comprises criticism of Popper, and the last half is comprised of Poppers responses. What's the title of the book? I haven't searched for it. I think Elliott should have men M Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/09
> You said in the other comments above that criticism is a highly valuable thing - in the general case. So saying "criticism is a gift" is shorthand to say something like "criticism is a highly valuable gift that you should treasure". Is that correct? curi Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/08
Thank you for responding to my question and providing quotes. You said in the other comments above that criticism is a highly valuable thing - in the general case. So saying "criticism is a gift" is shorthand to say something like "criticism is a Anonymous at #11573 Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/08
> The burying alive thing should be listed under *Statements which aren’t (literally) true.
* and/or *Misleading information or lies.* > You took it literally? yeah. in a fantasy-world animated context i could see lots of things as potential Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/08
More info: http://www.wayneramsay.com http://www.wayneramsay.com/drugs.htm [Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009SAV6SI/) http://fallibleideas.com/books#szasz Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/08
#11582 It's bad ideas, life problems, etc, not chemicals or brain damage. See e.g.: http://curi.us/1970-letter-to-jordan-peterson-on-antidepressants-and-rational-discussion https://www.amazon.com/Ceremonial-Chemistry-Persecution-Addicts-Pushers/ Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/08
The burying alive thing should be listed under *Statements which aren’t (literally) true.
* and/or *Misleading information or lies.* You took it literally? Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/08
Analysis of Clip 2 Justin Mallone Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/08
> You're making a criticism of the entire book based upon a small section of one chapter No I'm not. I didn't do that. My actual conclusion says: > JP is better than this. That's a totally different conclusion than saying the entire book is b curi Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2019/01/08
> This pot just comes across as needlessly angry and petty. Can you quote the part(s) you thought sounded angry? > You just seem very hurt by JP for some reason and decided to nitpick a few paragraphs in a book. I dare say we could do that for Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2019/01/08
Nitpicking E Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2019/01/08
#11542 > YouTube sent me a Creator newsletter email today. Here's the start: >> Hi curi, >> >> 2019 is officially upon us (huzzah!) It's a standard, conventional thing to be excited for the new year. They are tapping into that to try to con Kate Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/08
Imagine you are a liberal Dem in '04 and I appear to you as a ghostly apparition Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/08
Depression Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/08
[image] He's lying about the bot. He wrote the script himself. He'd say it's a joke, but it will confuse many people who don't have a good grasp on the capabilities of bots/"AI"/"computer learning"/etc. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/08
https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/iSRCrE82G4dindJHZ/criticism-scheduling-and-privacy The comments illustrate what the essay means to the (anti-Popperian) audience. One quote from each of the six comments: > I try to avoid criticism The essay pa curi Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/08
> the point that unwanted criticism can sabotage the structure of a person's thinking and error correcting mechanisms I think that's too vague and doesn't mean much. E.g. she's not using the term "structure" ("structurally" in the original) in a te curi Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/08
I thought she made some good points. I came across that link cuz David Deutsch tweeted it so I guess he changed his mind too? What I liked was the point that unwanted criticism can sabotage the structure of a person's thinking and error correcting mec Anon Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
Besides criticism, LT is also hostile to FI, Paths Forward, Ayn Rand, and more. And she's not open to discussion/debate about these issues. She's also a dishonest social manipulator[1]. There's a reason she's posting that on LW, an anti-Popper site. curi Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
Lulie Tanett disagrees that criticism is a gift: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/iSRCrE82G4dindJHZ/criticism-scheduling-and-privacy > The self-development idea of 'growth mindset' says: learn from criticism, don't ignore it. > There is an exa Anon Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
Regarding the DD email, note the topic had been titled "how do you respond to critical comments?" and, for his post, DD changed it to "Criticism is a gift" (his words, his new title for his post). This was not exactly a new idea when DD said it. Here curi Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
Criticism is a gift (Was: how do you respond to critical comments?) David Deutsch, TCS List, 2001 Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
> value of criticism. criticism is a gift Does Popper (or Deutsch) actually say criticism is a gift? Do you have a quote? I don't think its necessarily such a great thing to be receiving a gift. Anonymous Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
I forgot to mention this when talking about Reisman in the Austrian econ podcast: Educational Videos: Reading George Reisman's book on Marxism and Socialism https://gumroad.com/l/szitM related: http://justinmallone.com/2019/01/pdf-collecti curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/07
I just put up 4 new podcasts and I'm caught up on the submitted questions. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/07
some of my other notes on Hayek curi Hayek and Socialism 2019/01/07
Letters of Ayn Rand, p 308 > As an example of our most pernicious enemy, I would name Hayek. That one is real poison. Yes, I think he does more harm than Stuart Chase. also just before that > As an example of the kind of "almost" I would tole curi Hayek and Socialism 2019/01/07
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I commented some on the first clip here https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/BXypuo6wA8Q/E9-jNjo-DAAJ Justin Mallone Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/07
youtube email Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/07
> I'd like to look for more of this kind of thing in other places. I don't know yet how difficult it will be for me to find it. I suggest you search FI for the topic "Exercise: Analyzing Lies" and reread it. It's got similar analysis. Actually you curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/07
I read the first part of the main post, where it says *Things to look for* and looked for those things. This is what I wrote down, before reading any further what Elliot or anyone else wrote. I have edited it for formatting. Single quotes are Elliot's Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/07
No Robin Hanson Paths Forward or Prediction Markets? 2019/01/07
lol that's twice recently that I got a link from here, forgot where i got it from, and then posted it here. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/07
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/china-pathologizing-uighur-muslims-mental-illness/568525/ This is what psychiatry is, it's just disguised less in China. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/07
#11555 you didn't answer the first question. do you have an answer? do you think that any of the cliches identified in clip 1 are also idioms? Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/07
Austrian econ & Objectivism Nicholas DeRoj Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/06
Atlas Shrugged & The Fountainhead Nicholas DeRoj Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/06
Charles Tew said in his most recent video (FP Podcast #88) that people who are attracted to a certain sex can’t be friends with that sex cuz “if you like a member of the sex you are romantically attracted to enough to be friends then you will deve internetrules Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/06
China treating Islam as a mental illness https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/china-pathologizing-uighur-muslims-mental-illness/568525/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/05
> do you think some of the cliches you identified in clip 1 are also idioms? > what would be an example of an idiom you don't consider a cliche? i'm not #11553 but one non-cliche idiom example that comes to mind is "rule of thumb." another is "t Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
do you think some of the cliches you identified in clip 1 are also idioms? what would be an example of an idiom you don't consider a cliche? Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
#11552 Yes, there is a difference between idioms & cliches. There is some overlap. Some cliches are idioms & some idioms are cliche. But not all cliches are idioms and not all idioms are cliche. That could be easily looked up online though. So Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
do you think there is a difference between an idiom and a cliche? Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
jeez. being a jew is now illegal in part of belgium: https://mises.org/power-market/when-democratic-compromise-fails-kosher-slaughter-outlawed-belgium Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/05
pretty solid reddit comment on how life is different for really rich people: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2s9u0s/what_do_insanely_wealthy_people_buy_that_ordinary/cnnmca8/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/05
#11547 >- okay to chat about general life drama while engaging in a higly paced, fast, presumably violent sport for entertainment and (at least the narrator doesn't let us know otherwise in clip 1) having no actual benefit or purpose beyond being m curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
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my comments written simultaneously with reading max Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
>>> huzzah cliche >>> – but instead of getting all “New year, new me” on you, for many readers that's partly an attack on their friends, who they find annoying. it hints that "New year, new me" is annoying and that's why they aren't do Dagny Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
> YouTube sent me a Creator newsletter email today. Here's the start: >> Hi curi, >> >> 2019 is officially upon us (huzzah!) treating the calendar change as an event deserving of recognition & excitement >> – but instead of getting all Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
> YouTube sent me a Creator newsletter email today. Here's the start: >> Hi curi, >> >> 2019 is officially upon us (huzzah!) YT promoting that a calendar increment is supposed to be some kinda big, happy, inspiring deal. >>– but instead Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/04
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YouTube sent me a Creator newsletter email today. Here's the start: > Hi curi, > > 2019 is officially upon us (huzzah!) – but instead of getting all “New year, new me” on you, we wanted to take a minute to thank you for being a part of the curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/04
#11538 That link to Coulter's tweet didn't work for me. This one does: https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/1080984209865363456 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/04
I think libertarians are dishonestly pretending the term is more meaningful and defined than it is. People (including "libertarians") routinely use the term "libertarian" in different ways than the ones PAS lists, and he knows it. And the Nolan curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/03
It's very common for libertarians to say other libertarians aren't libertarians (or aren't real libertarians, or something similar). Two sizable camps are: Big Tent define libertarian as stuff like: - Fiscally conservative & Socially tolerant PAS Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/03
Just saw Bryan "Why I Am Not an Austrian Economist" Caplan on a list of *libertarians* willing to criticize college: >>> Too many people are going to college. Are there any mainstream “conservative” pols willing to say this? >> Unfortunately curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/03
How do you change emotions and do less social? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
Why are people wrong about Trump? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
> What bad ideas Soros got from Popper? I don't think Soros's ideas really have anything to do with Popper's philosophy. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
Here are my original notes on the flaws in the first clip. - Calling it “a little something” is understatement for social effect. Instead of making an honest case that it’s exciting, it’s like it’d have to be great for them to admit weakn curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/03
What bad ideas Soros got from Popper? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4169559&forum_id=2#37520681 >Date: January 3rd, 2019 3:56 PM >Author: ma anand sheela >they announced they were taking Friends off last month and there was a fucking riot and Netflix paid whatever Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/03
#11530 I forget. I think lots of it is due to passivity and herd-following. Also with any kind of leadership, including bringing up an issue, you could be wrong and get criticized, so there's that kind of risk (which some might see as an upside, not a curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/03
IIRC, ET wrote a blog post once that was about this phenomenon where once someone named an issue, it was as if the flood gates opened up. Now, the pressure had diminished and the other ppl there were interested in talking about the issue now. Does any Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/03
#11528 check out: http://curi.us/1925-immigration http://curi.us/2133-mises-against-open-borders http://curi.us/1843-h1b-visas http://curi.us/1748-you-must-read-adios-america http://curi.us/1037-rope-tree-criminal-immigrant-some-assembl Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
immigration a different anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
Daring Fireball is smart sometimes! https://daringfireball.net/2019/01/steve_jobs_and_apples_last_previous_earnings_warning context: https://daringfireball.net/2019/01/apples_terrible_no_good_very_bad_earnings_warning Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/03
Thank you Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/02
4 new podcasts curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/02
reddit censoring communities with "quarantine" feature: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/ [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/02
lol i forgot where i got the link from and posted it back to the same place it was from. i like my summary better though. (i wrote #11522 ) Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/02
Amazon committing *fraud* by changing prices on the first shipment of subscribe and save items, without notification. It apparently also removes referral credit. https://slickdeals.net/f/12567832-psa-amazon-subscribe-save-check-your-order-history-c Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/02
Amazon possibly doing shady stuff with subscribe and save orders resulting in lost discount https://slickdeals.net/f/12567832-psa-amazon-subscribe-save-check-your-order-history-closely-amazon-may-be-overcharging-you-for-certain-sd-purchases-edited Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/02
They are on FI. curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/02
Why isn't your friend on FI? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/02
The speakers on the iPhone X are quite remarkable. Clear, LOUD, very enjoyable to listen to. Stereo makes a big difference. I remember when Apple switched away from 30 pin and people were complaining about forced obsolescence (despite Apple using t #1 Apple Fan 🖥 Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/02
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWMfzkJh1ds Some history of loot boxes, pay2win, EA destroying video games. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/01
The FDIC is playing a role in deplatforming: https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2019/01/death-metal-label-shuts-down-after-paypal-credit-cards-pull-out-due-to-doj-fdic-initiative/74398/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/01/01
Latest podcast Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/01
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/second-handers.html I don't like how this gives an FH quote and attributes it to FNI. You can't tell what book it's actually from, based on the page, if you don't already know. Should quote the original source or m Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/31
#11512 Thanks FF Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/31
I do say "a prayer". It means having a (small) chance. Dictionary: > **not have a prayer** > *informal* have no chance at all of succeeding at something: *he doesn't have a prayer of toppling Tyson.* Having a prayer contrasts with that, it mean curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/31
Overreaching & Powering up Podcast > People want to do great impressive big things, things that matter. They don't want to be a child doing little things. They want to think that they are already educated to do things in the world. This is what adu ff Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/31
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I recommend the documentary *An Honest Liar* about James Randi (from 2014). curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/29
Thinking from Principles vs Concretes Nicholas DeRoj Submit Podcast Questions 2018/12/29
#11506 Fair enough. I was under the impression that you rejected some of the Objectivist views but did not know which ones. I stand corrected. You do seem to be one of very few who have studied both Rand _and_ Popper in depth and thus it would be Nicholas DeRoj Submit Podcast Questions 2018/12/29
> and on why you do not consider yourself an objectivist? Where is this coming from? Is it something I wrote a long time ago? I do consider myself an Objectivist. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2018/12/29
Rand & Popper Nicholas DeRoj Submit Podcast Questions 2018/12/29
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[image] Terrible tweet by Robin Hanson. Posting it because he came here and posted a comment the other day, but didn't follow up and didn't want to discuss. http://curi.us/2161-paths-forward-or-pre Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/28
[image] The long thread I'm replying to is about Mastercard and deplatforming. I recommend it: https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1078335204828286976 curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/27
[image] [image] It's easier to get replies cold emailing CEOs, authors, scientists, or professors than trying to get self-proclaimed Popperians to discuss curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/27
> “This president has instituted punishing sanctions against Moscow for its military aggression and has taken direct action against Russia on several fronts. He withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and imposed harsh and effective sanctions against Te Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/27
Read about some problems people have in 3rd world countries: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/a9y4r7/fellow_3rd_world_country_redditors_what_are_some/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/27
I recommend System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Display -> Reduce Transparency for all Mac users. I also have Increase Contrast and a larger cursor size. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/27
#11495 In tons of cases, the Golden Rule works badly because people have different preferences than you do. If you treat them according to your own preferences, you'll often violates theirs. E.g. I like being served sushi dinners, but many other pe Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/27
Hello. I am curious about the so-called Golden Rule. Is it a reasonable thing to try to follow, or is it mistaken? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/27
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https://brandonsanderson.com/state-of-the-sanderson-2018/ > The Stormlight series has a very odd structure. Each novel is outlined as a trilogy plus a short story collection (the interludes) and is the length of four regular books. This lets me pla Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/26
Leffen recently got up to like 6000 twitch subscribers from playing Smash Ultimate. That's like $20,000/month after Twitch's cut. What do you think about his attitude to it? [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/26
DD betrays his prior values, again. As usual, no arguments against his prior beliefs are provided. This time it's about psychiatry. He went from a fan of Szasz to just acting like Szasz doesn't exist. https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/1077 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/26
Oh look, Stefan Molyneux is also incompetent at economics. What is he competent at, again? https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1077795466941616129 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/25
Political Warfare by Rich Higgins Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/25
In the U.S. today, there are two main political viewpoints. The right wing consists of people who disagree with liberalism. The left wing consists of people who hate liberalism. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/25
https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson/status/1077374876053393408 [image] JP worded that wrong. It's organized (sorted) "by" fatality rate, not gender. Note that the chart itself is labelled correctly. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/24
[Russian psychopolitical propaganda](http://www.newswithviewsstore.com/downloads/brainwashing_book.pdf) from their educational materials for their agents: > Man is already a colonial aggregation of cells, and to consider him an individual would be Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/23
Sometimes people, including cashiers, are mean to teens buying condoms: https://www.reddit.com/r/teenagers/comments/a8vn3u/everyone_said_buying_condoms_was_no_big_deal_and/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/23
In a nice demonstration of his interest in public discussion, David Horowitz replied to me on Twitter about this. https://twitter.com/horowitz39/status/1076927979836428288 > Thanks. I believe this is generally true of conservatives, which is why curi David Horowitz's Paths Forward 2018/12/23
http://www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_05_4_szasz.pdf > Hitler and his entourage were health fanatics obsessed with cleanliness and with killing “bugs,” the latter category including unwanted people, especially Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and m Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/22
#11476 Except the evidence contradicts you. Curi’s folllwing is growing not dwindling. Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/12/22
#11467 I didn’t think your post was long at all. Another anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/22
Brittany Venti did another takedown of a YouTuber (a follow up on her great vids criticizing ShoeOnHead) https://youtu.be/VjVn6RtLoeA Have only just started the video but it looks solid Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/21
#11476 Curi needs Jordan: https://youtu.be/eMo_20J1J1Y It’s almost like he’s speaking direct to Temple. Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/12/20
Fuck Facebook Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/19
Ayn Rand Institute newsletter today: > Santa Approves... Give Yourself or Someone Else the Gift of OCON this Christmas! Santa is a myth. He doesn't approve of things. Treating myths as reality is contrary to Ayn Rand's pro-reality, anti-mysticis Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/19
It's such a shame, really. Peterson will help more and more people. He'll change the world as he already has. Curi will become more and more obscure, angry and cultish. He turns everyone friendly into an enemy, eventually. Now he's basically a peninsu Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/12/19
the first star wars film was massively changed from the first cut. this video explains how, with some behinds-the-scenes details that are interesting (just generally interesting but especially if you are a star wars fan. i thought the bit about how a Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/18
housing construction quality in china is garbage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XopSDJq6w8E Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/18
> Consider a hiring committee with several candidates. Concretely, how does your proposal influence which candidate they favor? What exactly are they supposed to do differently? It helps indirectly by making the reputations of people and projects m curi Paths Forward or Prediction Markets? 2018/12/18
Prof. Robin Hanson Paths Forward or Prediction Markets? 2018/12/18
Sadly, I just posted the following on Robin Hanson's blog post (the one linked at the start, which I wrote this in reply to, and where I had posted the full text of my comments): > Did you delete my comment proposing a different way to improve scie curi Paths Forward or Prediction Markets? 2018/12/17
I liked the beginning of this: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1811.10154.pdf > Please Stop Explaining Black Box Models for High-Stakes Decisions Less good towards the end. The criticism of black box software + tacked on explanations (that may not a curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/16
#11467 > i feel like this comment might be to long. im worried people wont read it cuz of that People here are good at reading. > i have not read the reddit responses at all, i just looked at the titles of like 3 threads, and they seemed to curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/15
#11466 Having cheap stuff on the menu wouldn't bring equality. The rich guy would have a bigger menu to choose from. The restaurant would be better serving him by giving him more variety and options. Similarly the rich guy could come back more times w Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/15
#11460 >Why choose this to debate, out of all the topics? cuz i had thoughts about it so i wrote them, i want to do that more cuz usually i dont, and i think it would be good for me to say stuff more. >What value would you get out of being corre Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/15
> “Torres, who represents the Fordham Road and Tremont sections of the Bronx, says that “a cashless business model . . . will have the effect of excluding lower-income communities of color from what should be an open and free market.” The very p Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/15
"crimes of passion" are punished less than they would be otherwise cuz you felt certain emotions while committing the crime. "hate crimes" are punished more than they would be otherwise cuz you felt certain emotions while committing the crime. i Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/15
#11463 nice criticisms of the review Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/15
#11462 thx for the link, it's nice to see people's responses. But unfortunately I think the review is much lower quality than its writing style tries to convey. Some issues: > The distinction between the economic definitions of socialism and commun curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/14
Sometime wrote a longish (by amazon standards) critical review of Reisman's Marxism book https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/B07GN8WJB1/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_hist_2?filterByStar=two_star&pageNumber=1 Linking because I thought it might be of interest Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/14
#11460 Why choose this to debate, out of all the topics? What value would you get out of being corrected or correcting me on this topic? Less compared to tons of other topics, right? And you don't seem to know much about Blizzard or to have read the r Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/14
#11459 was it actually a bad decision? what are some of their awful trends? this paragraph from their article "Heroes of the Storm News" talks about it, >Over the past several years, the work of evaluating our development processes and making Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/14
Beginning of the end for Blizzard? Continuation of existing awful trends? https://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/ RIP HOTS. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/13
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/10/09/the-good-censor-leaked-google-briefing-admits-abandonment-of-free-speech-for-safety-and-civility/ > An internal company briefing produced by Google and leaked exclusively to Breitbart News argues that due t Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/11
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/school-lunch-rules-ok-refined-grains-low-fat-chocolate-milk-n945026 > The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/10
https://www.takimag.com/article/the-merits-of-nepotism-and-boasting/ > Take that ghastly soul-destroying document, the curriculum vitae. It is as inherently inflationary as clipping the coinage or fiat money. A friend of mine, whom I knew to be com Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/09
Look what an anti-American bastard Binswanger is: https://www.forbes.com/sites/harrybinswanger/2013/03/04/amnesty-for-illegal-immigrants-is-not-enough-they-deserve-an-apology/ > Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants Is Not Enough, They Deserve An Apolo Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2018/12/08
The Ayn Rand Institute: seeking donors on the basis of their special government privileges. I think getting the privilege may be OK, and mentioning it too, but not *focusing lots of attention on it, as if government privileges are a major selling poin curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/07
George Reisman followed me on Twitter: [image] He wrote a *very very very* good book on capitalism. Left sidebar: http://capitalism.net curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/07
i watched a video called "This Is Why You're Fat" by the infographic show, it was really bad. it literally never mentioned calories in vs calories out, and at 6:25 it says "stick to low fat and low calorie food", how does that help for weight loss? internetrules Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/07
> #11449 Tucker is partly saying that to imply that *he* knows how to do those things if he were Prez. He would surround himself with the right ppl (and way more ppl think that means them than there are slots for), he knows how legislation works and Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/06
#11449 Tucker is partly saying that to imply that *he* knows how to do those things if he were Prez. He would surround himself with the right ppl (and way more ppl think that means them than there are slots for), he knows how legislation works and ca Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/06
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/06/hes-not-capable-trump-has-achieved-nothing-tucker-carlson-says/ > “His chief promises were that he would build the wall, defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any o Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/06
#11447 So you disagree with the blog post but you didn’t explain why you disagree. You titled your comment as a response. I think a response that disagrees with what it’s responding to should include an explanation for the disagreement. Anonymous Fallibilism 2018/12/06
Response Brendan Fallibilism 2018/12/05
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/12/04/samsung-portrait-mode-fraud Fraud by Samsung. Advertising the pictures their phone can take using pictures taken by other cameras. Again. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/12/04
#11443 Hoplite has a tutorial that teaches the basics in steps. Anonymous Discussion About Casual Gamers and Game Design, Difficulty, Development and Playtesting 2018/12/03
#11443 Hoplite is awesome. I play it a few times a day on my iPhone. The more I play it the more I love it. GISTE Discussion About Casual Gamers and Game Design, Difficulty, Development and Playtesting 2018/12/03
Specifically, I want one that starts out relatively easy and builds up. I've always sucked at chess. anonymous Discussion About Casual Gamers and Game Design, Difficulty, Development and Playtesting 2018/12/03
> ppl are impatient and don’t want to strategize, which they find even harder than hitting buttons in real time games > > strategy THINKING would be the WORST thing u could put in a game if u want it to be mainstream > > that’s probably why th anonymous Discussion About Casual Gamers and Game Design, Difficulty, Development and Playtesting 2018/12/03
no I don't think you're elliot Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/28
One SPICY Coulter column today, even for her: http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-11-28.html Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/28
how to block ads in youtube videos: get ublock origin. for chrome just google it. for safari use this link: https://safari-extensions.apple.com/details/?id=com.el1t.uBlock-3NU33NW2M3 alternative: download the videos, e.g. with youtube-dl curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/28
xkcd ignorantly flaming Popper with "it's a joke" to hide behind if called on his bullshit: https://xkcd.com/2078/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/28
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/rbw7OXCH6Jw/PuGYDOqSBwAJ >> These people – almost everyone – only state requests as a last resort, as a major escalation. So if you make a request to them, they think it's an ultimatum, Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/28
#11417 > What a jerk to do things he expects to be hated and knows are unwelcome. And why "eventually" instead of literally today? But anyway, he thinks that all verbal requests are minor things and actions (banhammers) speak louder than words. It Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/28
#11433 Evan, I’m not sure I understand correctly but are you thinking that I’m Elliot ? I’m asking cuz you seemed to be replying to me and you addressed me as Elliot. Or maybe you didn’t mean to do that. 44783 Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/28
https://www.americancommitment.org/content/senate-republicans-are-blocking-trump-appointments > President Trump has hundreds of unfilled presidentially appointed positions because Democrats have stalled the nominations process out as much as their Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
>and i think evan thinks that he's not playing this social game. but his actions seem to contradict this. he insulted dagny ("piece of garbage") which is a way to try to win at such a social game. you're using "contradict" incorrectly. My actions a Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/27
The social thing you may be oblivious of is the issue I already brought up, e.g.: - "interesting" is vague and unclear - "interesting" often means "bad" - "interesting" is a way to draw attention to things while avoiding saying what you think abo Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
#11430 Maybe the social thing I was oblivious of is that Evan didn’t really think that dagny was paranoid and rather it was just an attack for the audience to see. 44783 Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
#11429 Oh and if it’s socially oblivious, I wanna know more details. Oblivious of what social thing ? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
>> i find it interesting that evan has interpreted the situation as though Dagny is experiencing fear. > This comment is either passive-aggressive (against Evan) or it's really socially oblivious. "Interesting" can be literal, but it's a very commo 44783 Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
> i find it interesting that evan has interpreted the situation as though Dagny is experiencing fear. This comment is either passive-aggressive (against Evan) or it's really socially oblivious. "Interesting" can be literal, but it's a very commonly Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
> but it’s not true that no one likes elliot. i think he’s the best. i’m glad to know him and glad for our interactions. god i have *so many* fans i'm not even confident about guessing who wrote this. can't keep track of them all! i feel a bi curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
#11412 i didn't explain my comment well. i tried to use the word "Apparently" to convey that i'm speaking of only what evan said (rather than addressing his hidden premises). and evan only talked about dagny making a mistake and being self-unaware. the same anon as before, now i'm 44783 Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/27
#11424 thx FYI the Twitter DMs Evan is referring to began with > Try meditating to porn. rsd fucked me up. Then there are 5 more messages (that's it) on the same topic. RSD is Real Social Dynamics (a PUA group that i think is pretty good) curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
#11414 > Dagny by insubstantial I was referring to your claim that I'm not open to your better way of learning that you won't state. To make that claim out of nowhere is so socially repulsive I would guess you have no friends. You could learn that 44783 Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
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You can now manually use a start parameter in urls. Example: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion?comments=40&start=11400 Unlike the comment limit, it's not maintained if you click links. This lets you permalink a specific comment and also hav curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
>> What's interesting to me is that Evan engages in this combination of ignorance and malevolence while pleading his moral integrity. > That struck me more as *sadly typical* :/ :-( ❓🤔❓A Mysterious Person ❓🤔❓ Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
> What's interesting to me is that Evan engages in this combination of ignorance and malevolence while pleading his moral integrity. That struck me more as *sadly typical* :/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
>I don't know what goes on in your head and I find your particular emotional problem uninteresting because you even explicitly oppose altruism. That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. I've had moral integrity from a very young age and can't relat ❓🤔❓A Mysterious Person ❓🤔❓ Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
> Evan thinks if he isn't actually BANNED then he must be welcome here in some sense, not have crossed the line too much. > There are a lot of ppl who basically only listen to punishments and think if you don’t punish then you aren’t serious an Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
Evan thinks if he isn't actually BANNED then he must be welcome here in some sense, not have crossed the line too much. There are a lot of ppl who basically only listen to punishments and think if you don’t punish then you aren’t serious and do Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
> I'm sorry I didn't respond to Alan's last comment for awhile but I was homeless and hungry, looking for jobs and places to stay for a few months starting roughly around that time. Doesn't matter. You could have continued on your schedule, wheneve Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
Mentoring and Tutoring Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
Dagny by insubstantial I was referring to your claim that I'm not open to your better way of learning that you won't state. To make that claim out of nowhere is so socially repulsive I would guess you have no friends. You could learn that it's incorre Evan Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
So p(if c then a) = p(c)*p(a|c). Left side is probability of a conditional, second term of the right side is conditional probability. --- If we *don't* know about the rules (c) of the betting game, p(if c then a) > p(a) because as Anne said Evan Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/27
> Evan is mad. Apparently because he thinks Dagny is self-unaware (made a mistake). I don't think that's why Evan is mad. But I can't articulate very well what I think Evan is mad about. It has to do with social stuff. Maybe Evan thinks Dagny is tr a new anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/27
Commercial food photography tricks. Short video: https://twitter.com/MachinePix/status/1067266284914585600 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/26
Lots of people *really* did not like their teachers. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/a0b70b/what_killed_your_passion_for_something_you_once/eagdxop/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/26
#11407 Evan is mad. Apparently because he thinks Dagny is self-unaware (made a mistake). Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/26
Evan, please don't post here unless you dramatically change your attitude. What you're doing is unwelcome. curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/26
*You* are the one that gave a nonspecific criticism of an unquoted thing ("the claims you're making"), you self-unaware piece of garbage. In the comment you replied to on Nov 4th, I *did* quote the thing I was refuting. Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/26
> I initially read this as meaning c and a both can't be false, individually. But I think you meant they can't both be false at the same time, together (but one or the other could be false). The writing is a bit unclear FYI. Thank you. You are corr Anne B Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/26
> If in a particular example the probability of both c and a being false is zero, then the probability of a is equal to the probability of 'if c then a'. I initially read this as meaning c and a both can't be false, individually. But I think you me Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/26
> Why will 'if c then a' have a higher probability than a I want to try to explain this. Here are the possibilities for 'if c then a': c true, a true: 'if c then a' true c true, a false: 'if c then a' false c false, a true: 'if c then a' tr Anne B Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/26
Evan, one of the reasons I haven't replied to you is that you had a conversation in YouTube comments with Alan where you said at the outset you wanted to go through the issues one by one, but then you stopped responding, without explanation, before ev curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/25
The probability that your dog will die in the next year IF it's under 1 year old, is the probability that your dog is under 1 year old multiplied by the probability that a 0-1 year old dog will die in the next year. All the times your dog is the wrong Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/25
> *a* is *a* universally, unconditionally. *if c then a* is a conditional, limited version of *a* saying that *a* must be true in some scenarios (*c*) but not making that claim for some other scenarios (non-c). so it's a weaker claim. >Example: Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/25
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There's something weird about South Park advertising their phone game with Kyle saying phone games are bad. Or more like, it reveals something weird about our culture. https://twitter.com/SouthPark/status/1066521107367428096 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/24
Some reasons I often don't join team voice chat in Overwatch: https://www.reddit.com/r/OverwatchUniversity/comments/9zwukn/stacks_that_do_not_join_team_chat/eady3h8/ curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/24
https://www.reddit.com/r/Vindictus/comments/5p8ck5/sad_news_for_vindictus_na_community/ [image] This is an important point. On official forums for a game, the game company can delete criticism, and th Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/24
I posted a comment about D.Va balance in Overwatch. Thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/9zu9af/people_who_clamour_for_dva_nerf_is_missing_the/ Single comment (doesn't show the original post I'm replying to, cuz redd curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/23
Ayn Rand Institute email newsletter today (they are bad at their jobs so they did not include a link to view it on a webpage, so sorry no link): > Since 2012, the Tuesday following “Black Friday” has been publicized as “Giving Tuesday.” Tou Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/23
[image] Consider the part: > Did you really just compared Zac with Jjonak > Jjonak is 1000 time better than Zac will ever be That's a really common type of logical fail. It is complaining about curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/23
>If you’re wondering how this insane state of affairs came to be, remember that conservatives aren’t demonized and censored based on how Right-wing they are. They are targeted according to how effective they become. That’s why Richard Spencer an Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/23
> Why will 'if c then a' have a higher probability than a *a* is *a* universally, unconditionally. *if c then a* is a conditional, limited version of *a* saying that *a* must be true in some scenarios (*c*) but not making that claim for some other Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/23
If you want my attention, quote the thing you think you're refuting and clearly state why it's false. Try harder – more serious, more organized, clearer, etc. Don't just tell me that somewhere above, in a bunch of stuff I didn't agree with, thought Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/23
Realism and the Aim of Science question Evan Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/22
They refute your argument against "hard to vary" that every idea is infinitely variable. Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/22
Update: The TCS and ARR discussion groups have both been moved to the multi-purpose Fallible Ideas group: http://fallibleideas.com/discussion curi How To Create Knowledge 2018/11/21
Song lyrics are getting more repetitive and more repetitive songs are more popular. With data: https://pudding.cool/2017/05/song-repetition/index.html Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/21
Steve Bannon | Full Address and Q&A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AtOw-xyMo8 He doesn't seem to like capitalism. He is speaking the words of the left. FF Globalism 2018/11/21
This. Was. Amazing. Thank you so so much for writing this, it really helped in visualizing the production of knowledge. Have a nice day :) Anonymous How To Create Knowledge 2018/11/18
You're right that DNA is different in some of the ways you mention from past stuff. I think that's part of how we're talking past each other, since I thought I was clear in my original comment that DNA is different in some ways. I don't think the ways PAS Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/17
I was talking about a problem, not proposing a solution, let alone choosing between different government bans as the solution candidates. You also compared the DNA thing to some past stuff, and I pointed out some ways they were different. I wasn Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/17
#11372 and #11373 I think we're talking past each other so I'll try a different approach. In #11370 anonymous quoted: > How DNA Databases Violate Everyone's Privacy ...and your (Dagny) statements seem to imply you agree that DNA Databases violat PAS Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/17
The perceptual level is *a portion of* the pre-conscious levels. You cannot judge what is given *by the perceptual level* using the information of what is given to your conscious level (which is given by the sum total of all the pre-conscious levels). Anonymous Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
>What important epistemological implication? I indicated some in the preceding response: >>As the basis of all subsequent knowledge, precisely what is given on the perceptual level has implications not only for its own validity, but also for co Scuro Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
> I think the claim that we perceive distinct entities through an automatic and uncontrolled process has important epistemological implication, as does a claim to the contrary. Whichever is the case, it's important to know. What important epistemol Anonymous Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
Response Scuro Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
it's like: don't attack the person, only the ideas. but the ideas are the most important part of the person. criticizing their ideas is *especially* threatening. kinda like: don't attack the toes, only the brain. Anonymous Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/15
Ad Hominem curi Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/15
Discord Replies curi Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/15
*see* the magnets in the new ipad pro. cool short vid using "magnet paper" – looks like transparent plastic with tiny bits of metal which can move around and show magnet locations: https://twitter.com/MKBHD/status/1062368253316603905 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/15
Also questioning witnesses is pretty limited and hard. You have to find them, then a person has a conversation they interpret, miscommunication happens, etc. Human interaction isn't cheap and doesn't scale well. But marketers or whoever could automate Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/15
DNA can be found years later, after you left. It can leave traces in many places around the world, info you didn't want saved. And it can do this in private places where no one would have seen you (or at least no one that you don't trust) – e.g. in Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/15
To do a DNA match with these databases they still have to have some of your DNA to match with, right? They need something like one of your hairs left at a crime scene. The database just tells them "that hair came from Joe" where without it they'd j PAS Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/15
https://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram/archives/2018/1115.html > How DNA Databases Violate Everyone's Privacy > [2018.10.15] If you're an American of European descent, there's a 60% chance you can be uniquely identified by public information in DN Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/15
That's good. Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/13
#11366 they don’t have *integrity*. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/12
There's also "one-sided" and "biased" Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/12
Democrats often make claims 'without evidence,' but you'll rarely see it mentioned in the headline Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/12
Today, Ann Coulter [RT'd](https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/1062055518225752065) the VDARE post, saying: > But they're NATURAL REPUBLICANS! From 80 to 60 Percent White: How to Lose a Congressional District Alisa Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/12
https://vdare.com/posts/from-80-to-60-percent-white-how-to-lose-a-congressional-district-no-matter-what-kind-of-republican-you-are >In 2008, Virginia’s seventh congressional district was 79 percent white. Today, it is 65 percent white. ... Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/11
Overwatch teams hire new players primarily using *work sample tests* – they do *tryouts* where they see you *play the game*. Work sample tests are what patio11 and other wise people advise tech companies to use. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/10
#11361 > Independent sellers who offer new and used Apple products on Amazon will have their listings removed after January 4, 2019, under the new deal. Those sellers will need to apply to become Apple authorized resellers on Amazon to continue to Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/10
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/09/apple-amazon-new-product-deal/ > Amazon Inks Deal to Sell New Apple Products Like iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and 2018 iPad Pro Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/10
https://twitter.com/AudaciousEpigon [image] Then in comments, he claims: > I'm a lot better at this than you are--that's fine, I've been doing it for a long time It's easy to discover that I hav curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
Even giving the answer as 75% would be questionable. It's a reasonable estimate that comes from math which makes sense (unlike the 75.1% which is just an error), but I don't think it's exact. curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
Even if all 18778 were dems (they aren't), then 239 variation is over 1% variance. So Audacious Epigone is incorrect to give an answer to a tenth of a percent. curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
[CNN](https://www.cnn.com/election/2018/exit-polls): 18778 respondants, 41% say whites are favored, 87% of those are dems. How many of those respondents are dems? We can't know exactly but we can calculate a range. The *minimum* is: ceil(ceil(18778 curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
AE, regarding point 3, you could use a footnote. Doesn't have to be in the body. It's important to show your original work in order to get mistakes corrected, which is something your *best* readers might help with. Regarding SPLC etc, it is help Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
If a book has a chart on page 54 with no source in that chapter, but on page 33 there is an unrelated comment with a source which happens to be the same source from the page 54 chart ... is that reasonable? Is the chart sourced? No. There is nothing s Dagny Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
anepigone.blogspot.com Audacious Epigone Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
Not surprising Previous student of Justin Justin Kalef vs. Paths Forward 2018/11/08
Overwatch League players are not allowed to have pepe emotes. Dafran just quit OWL and put his emotes back up. Here's a mention of it (there's many, and this came up months ago when they made sinatraa take a tweet down): https://www.reddit.com/r/Co Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/07
3min tour of new esports facility for gen.g (south korean esports team). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAIVRR4Ss0U Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/11/07
Are you okay with China becoming a superpower because of freetrade? FF Globalism 2018/11/07
The claims you're making are not DD's claims and they don't interest me much. I don't think they constitute a thought-out system, and I don't see what problem they are even trying to solve that I don't already have a better solution to. Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/04
>If you add one thing and you don't get a variant, aren't you saying it's still the original thing, unchanged? Or are you claiming that adding one thing just make a new non-variant? If so, you'll really have to clarify what you think the rules are for Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/04
Ideas of the form "X or Y" where X and Y contradict seem like they should be ruled out as explanations (and therefore ruled out as variants of an explanation). If we can't solve conflicts between a set of N conflicting ideas, their union doesn't seem Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/04
Interesting. Related to your discussion: here Dr. Yoram Hazony also argues against one world government. https://mises.org/library/dr-yoram-hazony-liberalism-nationalism-and-globalism Richard Globalism 2018/11/04
Existing international institutions like the EU and the UN suck. They aren't really accountable to anyone but get to make rules and dispose of resources anyway. International projects backed by governments should be limited in scope to activities that oh my god it's turpentine Globalism 2018/11/03
> I Was Wrong About Jordan Peterson (And Vox Day Was Right) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dKS8QM2S-A The thing about Peterson, from my perspective, is that *all* the intellectuals are badly wrong and don't have Paths Forward. And the critics Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
https://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/10/then-they-came-for-youtube.html > Then they came for YouTube > And there was no one to defend it from the censors, because YouTube had already censored or suppressed everyone with the inclination to fight. Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Wait, I got a bit lost. I was saying they are variants. You said: > It seems to me like adding crap doesn't produce a variant of the theory unless the crap contradicts parts of the theory. This seems to be a claim that "X or Y" is not a new or d Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/01
> I don't see where I used the idea that "X" and "X or Y" are the same theory. And adding some n=n+1 would prevent a theory from solving the problems it solves without the n=n+1 detail, so it's excluded by Deutsch's statement of the criterion. I do Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/01
https://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/10/this-explains-so-much.html When he was 14, Jordan Peterson wanted to be the head politician. So he said at an NDP event (New Democratic Party) and got in the news for. and Vox Day on Gab: https://voxday.blo Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
https://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/11/blair-white-outs-fake-conservatives.html > and it's very clear that they don't believe everything that they say that they believe when they're on camera. A lot of them just don't believe. they're just actors, th Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1iyRKjNlY0 Charles Tew edited a recent Jordan Peterson discussion video down to show how empty it is. Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
AGI/Education and what is a variant of a theory Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/01
Vox Day on Peterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiCfEcDw_Dg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuUgS3TRQ9k Around 7min he talks about how the highest IQ people are weeded out of stuff b/c they are disruptive (not obedient followers, do thin Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Owen Benjamin defends Jews. Good points. See the first few minutes of this video: > Jordan Peterson in the Belly of the Whale - Owen Benjamin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIgu0F7VhQE Benjamin says the IDW put him on the website, tried to i Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Benjamain knows his shit. This video on his own channel talks about Alinsky and some more CAA handler stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HllDdQl7lI Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Jordan Peterson Exposed (CAA Owen Benjamin) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpA5AqQtByw Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Curi, you can add external lists woth ublock origin. Go to settings and turn on the ones you like, imo many of the defaults are great. Other options at: https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/31
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/29/apple-pencil-2-gestures-new-design/ > Apple Pencil 2 Rumored to Feature Gesture Support, New Charging Method and Minimalistic Design supposedly it can magnetically attach to the side of the ipad. that's nice. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/29
Also general purpose hardware compute speed for single threaded code isn't increasing very fast now. So if you think AGIs can run shitty software and it'll just go 10x faster b/c of a 10x faster CPU ... I don't think that'll get us huge wins when we'r Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
> I have to criticize your argument that people waste compute power today. Most people do, but we (AGI developers) know why they do. People that exist today get distracted by fields other than aging research, nuclear risk reduction, etc because of a c Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
Have vs sue Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
Dagny I would have said re:AGI's aren't *fundamentally* better at criticism (they wouldn't sue a different epistemology) that AGI's will just be better at compute power, but I have to criticize your argument that people waste compute power today. Most Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
> I don't think they'd have a fundamental advantage over humans at creating arguments, they'd just be good at it like humans. Isn't figuring out education necessary to figuring out AGI? Oh, then why would they solve aging or nuclear war? Wouldn't t Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
Disagreements with DD Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
>> I said nuclear disarmament because I agree with Deutsch that problems shouldn't be prevented but solved and didn't want to solve the apparent contradiction - can you? >You seem to be bringing some political ideas into this which you haven't expl Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
Ranking problems Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
Hey Alex, I'm a co-author on this piece. Glad to hear you appreciated us sharing your story. Justin Mallone By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/10/27
I'm glad that you appreciated us sharing this. I've fixed the gender pronouns in the article. curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/10/26
Thank you for sharing! Alex from Detroit By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/10/26
#11318 play some and watch some. don't play a different game if you want to play melee. Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2018/10/22
I'm interested in getting into Melee. I've a relatively large amount of experience with Brawl and even more experience with SSB4. I only have very basic knowledge of Melee and less of Project M, which I currently assume is a sort of "pseudo-Melee"/"Br Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2018/10/22
#11315 DD quit philosophy around the time I figured out https://yesornophilosophy.com (years before creating that educational material). I asked him to engage with it but he never engaged much. He chose not to learn and respond to it, I think for curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
> Like, it's conceivable that solving the problem of how to make money is a sub-problem of someone's problem of how to do stuff that requires a stove. I don't think cooking and money making stuff offer strict subset/superset relationships. To make Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
Refutation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
Quality vs quantity of explanation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
from the dumb law archives: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sliced_bread#1943_U.S._ban_on_sliced_bread > During 1943, U.S. officials imposed a short-lived ban on sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure.[6][7] The ban was ordered by Claude R Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/21
>When two ideas contradict each other, then at least one is false. We can't determine that one is false by looking at their positive virtues (how wonderful are they, how useful are they, how much do they explain). Instead, we have to deal with contrad Guilherme Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
> Also, why do you think that the solution to AGI solves aging and the problem of nuclear disarmament? He presumably thinks they will be superintelligent and rapidly self-improving and rapidly solve virtually all problems. That kinda view. --- Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
#11305 >>>a. Corollary 1-1: We should prefer theories that explain more over those that explain less. In other words, we should prefer theories that have fewer problems (things it can’t explain) over ones that have more problems. >>Don't judge Guilherme Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
Daniel Pipes is skeptical of Trump's policy on Israel: http://www.danielpipes.org/18546/still-skeptical-of-trump-israel-policy > Question: The Trump administration seems to be following the logic of MEF's Israel Victory Project launched in Janua Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/21
> “Almost every old farmstead in my vicinity is no longer just a home for a single farm family. They are often now surrounded by trailers and lean-tos, in turn sub-rented out to dozens of others—violations of zoning laws and building codes of the Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/21
> “Before the summer coup of 2016, Turkey was said to have 50,000 political prisoners. Many of them were members of the country’s oppressed Kurdish minority which is deprived of its most basic civil rights. These include even the use of their own Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/21
#11304 > By "rejected", do you mean "thrown away"? Throwing away ideas for how to solve a problem just because they don't work disables you from modifying them to find a solution. no you don't throw it away, and for the reason you said. you can Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/20
Quality vs quantity of explanation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/20
Refutation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/20
breaks curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/20
ad blocking curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/20
Thanks [Alan Forrester](https://conjecturesandrefutations.com) for finding these quotes. curi Turgot on Criticism and Parenting 2018/10/19
I have noticed at least some salespeople have two additional tactics: (1) Assume the close: Instead of getting you to say yes or no, they slowly and carefully move from the pitch into finalizing the transaction as if you said yes. They only stop if PAS Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2018/10/19
patio11 on yes or no answers curi Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2018/10/18
https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1052024953803919360 > If Elizabeth Warren had been Jewish in Nazi Germany, her 1/64th, ancestry, let alone 1/1024th, would have been considered too small to keep her out of the Nazi Party or the SS. That’s how Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/15
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/411377-warren-dna-test-shows-strong-evidence-of-native-american-ancestor > Bustamante said that Warren’s test results show the “vast majority” of her ancestry is European, but that “the results strongly s Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/15
Ritualized lying: https://spitfire.overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/thank-you-closer Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/15
https://twitter.com/morganknutson/status/1049523067506966529 Long, interesting story about how awful working at Google+ was. Office politics and crap. Notably, they had to bribe other parts of the company to do G+ integration by paying them lots curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/15
http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2018/019182/crowd-counting-through-walls-wifi You can count people moving around a room (or other space) with only one wifi transmitter and one wifi receiver (which can be behind walls). All it takes is math and monitoring Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/14
> But I think the basic issue is leftists think that non-leftists are too dumb to see the brilliant genius of left-wing policies and need to be forced for their own good by the state. I don't think many of them think that. And if they do, it's a co Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/12
The Left Doesn't Focus on Persuasion Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/12
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhS4a11jZOg >> The Legend of Korra is Garbage and Here's Why > 1.6 million views. I thought Avatar The Last Airbender was amazing, but Korra was only OK (not garbage, though!). The video description begins: > Justin Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhS4a11jZOg > The Legend of Korra is Garbage and Here's Why 1.6 million views. I thought Avatar The Last Airbender was amazing, but Korra was only OK (not garbage, though!). The video description begins: > Reup curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/12
> The sources noted that the morning Barr’s tweet exploded on the internet, Barr had even offered to issue public apologies and make the rounds on every talk and news show in order to make amends. > “Ben and Channing weren’t having any of tha Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/12
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/10/11/arm-v83-javascript > LATEST REVISION TO ARM INSTRUCTION SET INCLUDES OPTIMIZATIONS JUST FOR JAVASCRIPT Apple did some CPU design specifically aimed at javascript performance, cuz javascript matters th Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/12
BTW I put links to the source videos in the description, in case people either wanted more context or wanted to use them for their own vids or whatever. I plan on doing that from now on since it's very little work to do so and adds some real value to Justin Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/12
> The Stakes (America vs. The Mob Part 2) by Justin > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVRDZVq3-0 actual GOP ads are just edits of my vids now ;-DDD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlMIyae9-ZU&frags=pl%2Cwn Justin Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/12
The Stakes (America vs. The Mob Part 2) by Justin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVRDZVq3-0 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/12
> “Another Republican president might have lost his nerve amid all this. More than one elite conservative pundit called on Trump to ditch Kavanaugh and appoint Amy Coney Barrett instead. She was a woman, you see, so she’d be immune to criticism. E Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/11
If it weren't for double standards, the left would have no standards at all. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/11
#11281 Disorganized. Condescending ranting that doesn't really attempt rigor or seriousness. More interested in social dynamics and DHVs than changing the world or educating anyone or clarity. Knows less than he pretends to. Not a philosopher. Lacks p curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/09
Thoughts on Moldbuggery, Curi? https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/09
RIP Google+ (the consumer version) + data breach https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/08/google-plus-shutting-down-data-breach/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/08
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Rothbard in *An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought*: > While Aristotle was critical of money-making, he still opposed any limitation – such as Plato had advocated – on an individual's accumulation of private property. Inste curi Rothbard's Bad Scholarship on Godwin and Popper 2018/10/06
> “Kavanaugh, for the first time, used language in his testimony to make it implicitly clear to the people whose support he needed—people who would pressure wavering senators—that he was being assaulted by the very forces Republicans and conserv Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/06
guides to going pro in overwatch – general stuff and role specific. https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/9lnfl7/beginningyourpathtopro_main_support/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/05
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/05/anandtech-iphone-xs-review/ > AnandTech Calls A12 Bionic in iPhone XS 'Just Margins Off' Best Desktop CPUs in New Review also > As part of the review, AnandTech also offered a look at how Apple has improve Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/05
#11272 apple and amazon have denied it. https://daringfireball.net/2018/10/bloomberg_the_big_hack https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/10/04/what-businessweek-got-wrong-about-apple Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/04
A guy runs down the origin of a fake title for Federalist 78 in this twitter thread https://twitter.com/derektmuller/status/1047902874762502144?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/04
> “There are two ways for spies to alter the guts of computer equipment. One, known as interdiction, consists of manipulating devices as they’re in transit from manufacturer to customer. This approach is favored by U.S. spy agencies, according to Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/04
> On campus, all can present equally valid narratives. What privileges one story over another is not necessarily any semblance to reality, at least as established by evidence and facts. Instead, powerful victimizers supposedly “construct” truths b Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/04
Meant to set the voat.co title to the title here. It's: "UBISOFT leaks: company mandates diversity training for white employees, HR drones brag about hiring based on skin color! Anti-white propaganda to be implemented in all games" Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/03
https://voat.co/v/gaming/2762495 Alisa Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/03
> “At other times, we scoured the existing grievance studies literature to see where it was already going awry and then tried to magnify those problems. Feminist glaciology? Okay, we’ll copy it and write a feminist astronomy paper that argues femi Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/03
> “Our paper-writing methodology always followed a specific pattern: it started with an idea that spoke to our epistemological or ethical concerns with the field and then sought to bend the existing scholarship to support it. The goal was always to Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/03
Mill advocating communism as a way of reducing the number of living human beings: http://www.econlib.org/library/Mill/mlP14.html#II.1.13 > The Communistic scheme, instead of being peculiarly open to the objection drawn from danger of over-popula curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/03
https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/1047239328013930497 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/02
>ON FRIDAY, FACEBOOK revealed that it had suffered a security breach that impacted at least 50 million of its users, and possibly as many as 90 million. What it failed to mention initially, but revealed in a followup call Friday afternoon, is that the Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/10/01
AirPower charging pads may be stalled due to intellectual property legal issues. https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/09/17/is-apples-airpower-wireless-charging-pad-late-because-of-something-besides-technical-challenges Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/30
>“Ten years ago, the $999 price of iPhone X would not have bought a state of the art camera, a pocketable computer, a personal audio player, portable TV and a cellular phone, let alone paid for any of the new key features of iPhone X. Add in inflati Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/30
https://research.mozilla.org/files/2018/04/The-Effect-of-Ad-Blocking-on-User-Engagement-with-the-Web.pdf Mozilla looked at some web browsing data and found: > In the group that installed an ad blocker, we find significant increases in both activ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/30
And Apple products are a major part of *the good life* today. Philosophers should care about the tools they use to read/write/watch/listen/record. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/30
Apple is wonderful and interesting. Though Cook is far worse than Jobs :( curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/30
curi.us - Apple tech news (also objectivism) Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/30
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1045755377520766976.html [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/29
The story of XQC (overwatch player/streamer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1bgzFGyNuU Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/29
Comparison and criticism of speedrunning marathons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vjyy-UkZBY Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/29
Why do you damn Trump with faint praise? Eg."a few good things in relation to Israel". He's done better on Israel than other president. That good needs to be clearly called out like Netanyahu does: https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.haaretz.com/amp Anonymous Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/28
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Found a Mojave bug: open 2 finder windows, A and B. open a 2nd tab in A. drag the 2nd tab to B. click the close button on window A. it leaves A open and closes B (both tabs). Repeatable. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/27
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/09/27/hill-facebook > The researchers also found that if User A, whom we’ll call Anna, shares her contacts with Facebook, including a previously unknown phone number for User B, whom we’ll call Ben, advert Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/27
#11249 No. oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/26
Is this blog antisemitic? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/26
New Coulter column: http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-09-26.html > NO MORE MR. WHITE GUY Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/26
https://brooksreview.net/2018/09/safari-content-blocker-evaluations-92618-edition/ > Safari Content Blocker Evaluations – 9/26/18 Edition > 1Blocker X is leagues better than the rest. That's what I was already using :) Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/26
What did I get wrong? Trump has done a few good things in relation to Israel but he remains squishy on Israel like he is also squishy on most other things, and he has in fact said awful things related to Israel, Islam, etc, fairly recently (e.g. his G curi Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/26
#5087 - Do you now admit Trump could write that speech without hired help and he meant what he said? The main post got many things wrong and Trump has been a good friend of Israel. Anonymous Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/26
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/26/apple-news-publishers-high-traffic-poor-revenue/ > Report Reveals Apple News Brings Publishers Much Higher Traffic But a Lot Less Ad Revenue > In a stark example, Slate revealed that it earns more money from Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/26
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/26/apple-watch-series-4-second-supplier-compal/ > Apple Watch Series 4 Expected to Gain Second Manufacturer Following 'Much Better Than Expected' Demand Just got mine yesterday. I like it. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/26
http://www.displaymate.com/Diamond_41a.html [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/24
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/24/iphone-storage-profitable/ > In research compiled by Bloomberg, the 64GB iPhone XS cost Apple $23.68 for the NAND storage specifically, the 256GB cost $66.24, and the 512GB cost $132.48. In terms of revenue, the Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/24
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/24/apple-shazam-acquisition-finalized/ > Apple Finalizes Shazam Acquisition, App Will Soon Become Ad-Free Also MacOS Mojave came out today. Back up your computer before updating! Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/24
what are some good productivity extensions for Chrome? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/23
fucking racists Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/23
Discipline = Freedom Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
The standard TCS answer to this is: local anesthetic (e.g. emla cream). I don't object to a friendly atmosphere per se, and I think it's good to give the child some prior experience with things (like touching the child with the sheathed needle with curi Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
I saw a video that reminded me of what a difficult problem vaccinations for babies seems to be. Babies don't seem to like them or want them. Giving a vaccine predictably has a high chance of causing the baby to cry. Yet if babies don't get vaccina PAS Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
@#11232 http://fallibleliving.com/essays/rational-politics/89-a-short-history-of-israel and you didn't specify any particular claims you think are good and important from the article. this is a problem because the article doesn't read as an organiz Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/23
All these theories go out the window the moment you have a kid and realize that theory match with reality. Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
Juice Pulp Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VPXzoDObNw RealRandFansAreAutists Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/22
Andy, fuck off. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTqMM7HNM8 RealRandFansLoveLiberty Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/22
> He also never took any interest in the That sentence should say *in the topic of overreaching* on the end. He did say he liked Paths Forward, but then never acted accordingly. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/22
#11225 Yeah, that was a couple days after he got triggered because I and others don't hate the idea of Trump building a wall. I told him he was triggered, and some other warnings, and asked some questions, and he just ignored me and kept ranting for l curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/21
#11225 He was talking to curi. He was triggered because curi criticized his approach to subreddit moderation – which he both defended and also simultaneously disowned since he isn't solely in charge. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/21
[6:28 PM] HeuristicWorld (Andy): I am really kind of confused at your bullying attitude towards me [6:30 PM] HeuristicWorld (Andy): Sabotaging, I guess you expect me to be like everyone else here that takes your word for gospel [6:30 PM] HeuristicWo Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTqMM7HNM8 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/21
#11222 Why are you linking that? Do you have a question? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/20
https://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/comments/9hjldl/progressives_are_completely_failing_at_properly/ David Fapman Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/20
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/09/france-marine-le-pen-ordered-to-undergo-psychiatric-tests-for-posting-photos-critical-of-the-islamic-state Quotes: > France: Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for posting photos critical of the Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/20
lame. at least archive.org has them curi Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/20
all the links to donaldjtrump.com and tedcruz.org on this blogpost 404, here they are: wants to pause https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration advocates some moderate stuff https://ww Anonymous Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/20
Current time-slice principles of justice RN Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Giahp-hkK9Y Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/20
mykl's apology/reflections curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/20
uneducated people talking about mental illness when not even having a bachelors harm more Anonymous Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/09/19
#11213 i don't have music running thru my head most of the time. almost never. sometimes i have music running thru my head, like right after hearing a song. i only listen to music while driving or working out. often i like it silent while dr Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/19
#11152 > Why do people have music running through their heads? Is there anything we can do to get it to stop? Are there people who don't have music running through their heads most of the time? If so, what's the difference between them and the Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/19
> How do I get better at these two things? Are there step-by-step instructions for doing this that work for most people? No. Knowledge that good – to not only highly effectively help an individual with such a problem, but actually to help anyone curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/18
Two problems I'm running into are things you mentioned: I don't understand what I read very well. And I'm not very good at correcting errors in my understanding of what I read. How do I get better at these two things? Are there step-by-step instruc beginner Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Forstall: Whenever I ate with Steve, he insisted on paying for me, which I thought was a little odd. Even if we went in together and he selected something quick like premade sushi, and Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Scott Forstall (SVP of software, 1997–2012): Those buildings were mazes. Every time I would bring someone on campus, they would get lost. There’s only one time I remember someone n Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Cook: It was an awful time. The stock crashed, it goes down by 60 to 70 percent. We get a call from Ted Waitt, founder of Gateway. He wants to talk about acquiring Apple. Steve and I w Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Schiller: We’re like, “Steve! Newton customers are picketing! What do you want to do? They’re angry.” And Steve said, “They have every right to be angry. They love Newton. It Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B229-KLudTo > 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT PILOT LANDS HER PLANE WITHOUT A WHEEL! They do a good job of staying calm and handling the situation in a reasonable manner. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/18
#11202 Did you have any particular facts in mind? oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/18
Antidepressants Harm JC Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/09/18
> weird, i'm super nice. lmao Anonymous Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2018/09/17
truth hurts bro. facts don't care about your feelings. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/17
#11200 Your hostile comments don't include specific arguments about specific claims anyone made. You don't appear to be attempting to have a rational discussion. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/17
sounds like a bullshit excuse to let bad science that agrees with you pass through and ignore the good science that disagrees with you. That's how you get climate change deniers, anti-vaxxers and flat earthers. Postmodernism on the right. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/17
https://twitter.com/JonathanTurley/status/1041900047800123393 > Venezuela’s Maduro Orders 3,500 Percent Increase in Minimum Wage … 40 Percent of Businesses Close Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/17
Ok. I see your point about coming at it backwards. And right now, I can't think of a problem that the ranking solves. You can just use general criticisms when comparing treatment options. Criticisms such as: - so far this drug has only been tried Kate Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/17
> Is there some usefulness in ranking study designs, though? I’m trying to figure out exactly what should be ranked, if anything at all. More on this below. This is backwards. You should start with a problem and seek solutions, not take a poten Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/17
updated to use archive.org https://web.archive.org/web/20161201020817/https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/trade/ i think it's awful that trump takes down his recent campaign info. he's still president, he ran on this info, and it's already off curi Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/17
#11191 > You shouldn't rank drugs by the types of studies that failed to refute them. Is there some usefulness in ranking study designs, though? I’m trying to figure out exactly what should be ranked, if anything at all. More on this below. Kate Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/17
>He worries about "trade deficits" the link in the words "trade deficits" 404s now. Anonymous Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/17
#11192 People have different problems. I could make something like that if people were rational, but they get stuck on their personal irrationalities. There already are generic things like that, such as the FI website essays or reading recommendations curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/16
> FI involves ideas that are actually good and effective, as against rivals offering similar overall stuff (rational ideas) but which are incorrect. FI faces the following major challenges: 1) people are so badly educated they screw up when trying to beginner Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/16
> One of my conversational goals is to understand whether I'm making a mistake. Yes you're making lots of mistakes due to epistemological ignorance. You yourself say "vaguely". You shouldn't rank drugs by the types of studies that failed to refute Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/16
This article makes some of the same points as the blog post above, but not the coin flipping point. https://mises.org/library/choice-and-preference Anonymous Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
> To end on a positive note: Block’s practice of introspection is far better than his theory. Caplan does indeed agree that “[Austrianism] has far more to offer the practitioner of economics than [Marxism]” (Block 1999, p. 37). what the fuck. curi Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
Bryan Caplan curi Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
#11186 No Das Kapital or Mao's Red book FF Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/16
Sad to see Wikipedia list "Atlas Shrugged" in the worst books near "Mein Kamph" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_books_considered_the_worst#Atlas_Shrugged_(Ayn_Rand,_1957) FF Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/16
#11180 >Different metrics of evidence quality are used for different purposes. (Though such things are overrated and often no such metric is needed.) Is there a useful metric (and ranking) of evidence quality associated with the hierarchy of ev Kate Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/16
> Total ignorance is a bit of a stretch. I've done enough research to distinguish what I would consider weak and strong studies. However, I don't have to be an expert in research design to know that the goal is not authoritarian control but an attempt Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/16
> calling curi mistaken without argument (a bit of a stretch is a claim about an error without giving reasoning) oops i didn't check the quote authors at first. but then i realized he was insulting me, not curi, this time. well, i await a of refuta Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/16
#11181 You're advocating psychological pressure (as against rational arguments), calling curi mistaken without argument (a bit of a stretch is a claim about an error without giving reasoning), mistaken about strength and weakness (see https://yesornop Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/16
>> I may not have a full grasp of that side or yours but I do not think you presented it in a way that is in accord with the principle of charity. > The principle of charity is commonly used to attack and pressure people – like you've just done Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/15
"quality of evidence" is not a well-defined, singular thing with any universal purpose. Different metrics of evidence quality are used for different purposes. (Though such things are overrated and often no such metric is needed.) Kate, you don't Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/15
Do they differ in their quality of evidence that a particular tested treatment will actually work in reality as guessed? If so, is it useful to rank them according to this difference? Kate Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/15
Kate, you seem to be asking about whether there's any difference btwn the things in the pyramid, or if CR views them as identical. Yes there are differences. They are, literally, different. These differences may be mentioned in arguments when people Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/15
Clarification: >To clarify, I'm not criticizing treatment A itself. It could still be good. But I'm criticizing me going with it right now because it has given much of a demonstration on how it'll actually work in reality (yet). [...] because it Kate Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/15
>So what's relevant is whether there is a criticism of the study, not what kind of study it is. So this diagram is about assigning authority not about how to make judgements rationally. Suppose treatment A has been investigated in a case study (som Kate Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/15
#11172 > I don't think that's the most charitable interpretation of this. It could well come close to straw-manning what is intended with this. > > It is not about popularity or even authority. RCTs are put above cohort studies. But if a coho Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/15
> I may not have a full grasp of that side or yours but I do not think you presented it in a way that is in accord with the principle of charity. The principle of charity is commonly used to attack and pressure people – like you've just done – Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/14
Expressing the position of Critical Rationalism is not straw manning. It is an actual, important disagreement. We have serious, published reasoning for this (which our opponents will not answer). curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/14
I don't think that's the most charitable interpretation of this. It could well come close to straw-manning what is intended with this. It is not about popularity or even authority. The whole goal is to keep us from fooling ourselves, as we are Andy Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/14
[image] (Image from https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Hierarchy-of-evidence-pyramid-The-pyramidal-shape-qualitatively-integrates-the-amount-of_fig1_311504831 ) this is all about *who should rule* curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/14
If your current ideas (logic, explanations, etc) don't enable you to understand what's going on in an empirical situation, that you have more to learn and investigate. It can be a sign of a problem or at least an opportunity to understand more. But no curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
#11168 With criticisms, as always. Whether or not the criticisms mention data, criticism is always the method of making intellectual progress. Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
So how do we error correct in the light of new information? Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
#11166 Size is another factor. I don't think I'd want a larger phone than my X. I've tried a plus phone before and didn't like it. I can comfortably hold this in one hand. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/14
https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-xs-versus-iphone-xs-max-versus-iphone-xr-whats-the-difference/ I think I'm going to get the XR. The processor is the same as the XS. I don't care about the screen or camera not being quite as good. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/14
*Logic and philosophy are not empirically falsifiable and are not supposed to be.* Not everything is a scientific issue, and no issues are pure science (making scientific claims always involves some philosophy of science, too). Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11161 In the first 30 seconds, he says right wingers as a group "invariably" make certain arguments (which are not even close to my main points on the subject), accuses them of calling people "cucks" (which I don't do), and says he'll look at data (r Dagny Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/13
I am a little worried that your theory might not be falsifiable. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11161 was me Andy Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIL3JD7rxdE Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/13
> Even if the measure of unemployment is flawed. Would the base change still no matter. So let's say that unemployment is at 10% before the minimum wage increase. It then remains at 10% post minimum wage increase. Suppose that were true – that fo Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Ok playing devil's advocate here: Even if the measure of unemployment is flawed. Would the base change still no matter. So let's say that unemployment is at 10% before the minimum wage increase. It then remains at 10% post minimum wage increase. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Best educational Overwatch streamer I've found: https://www.twitch.tv/fahzix Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/13
#11156 These people claim their economic policies aren't causing unemployment, while also being well aware that *we have unemployment*. Measuring the amount of unemployment may be hard, but it's uncontroversial that there are quite a few unemployed pe Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11155 Two more points I'll mention quickly. 1) We already have unemployment. We clearly don't have a liberal-capitalist system in place – at most we have something which partially resembles it. So it'd be really important to figure out what is curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11154 It reads like a foreign language because it's not meant to be understood. If it was understood, people would see it's flaws. It's meant to be dealt with in ways like these: 1) People can accept the conclusions on authority. 2) Activists c curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Well I guess we can start with this one: http://www.sole-jole.org/17722.pdf To be honest I don't understand the Math involved in this study. I never heard of a Bunching Estimator and when I look at the methodology I might as well be reading some Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
I don't know why a song gets stuck. But what works for me is to finish out the song in my head. Play it out until the end, then it no longer plays. Andy Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/13
Why do people have music running through their heads? Is there anything we can do to get it to stop? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/13
http://www.settingtheworldtorights.com :( Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/13
#11148 He didn't seem aware that paddling is already a thing in lots of US schools. And he was kinda hateful of strict parenting without a word about how the standard other side of that debate is also awful ("permissive parenting" is bad). Basically a Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/13
#11147 Pick a link and say what you can refute and what part you can't. curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jl2pRJRZNg Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/13
> Andy, are you satisfied about minimum wage? Convinced? Done with the topic? > If not, got further questions and objections? > If so, do you see how not everything is about research and sometimes logic and math are goods tool? And got any ideas Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Related to the discussion of Sam Harris: http://curi.us/2137-sam-harris-vs-capitalism Anonymous Discord Discussions 2018/09/12
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/12/leaked-video-google-leaderships-dismayed-reaction-to-trump-election/ leaked video of Google leaders hating Trump and expressing their desire to use their control over information for political activism. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/12
Just got emailed this: > We noticed that you haven't logged into your ESL account within least 4 years and we are writing to inform you that we will unfortunately have to close your account soon. We are forced to do this due to the GDPR policy that Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/12
#11142 There are tons of related issues, and they aren't all about welfare. If you have stocks to sell that have gone up in value, you will be taxed more for this if you have higher income, so there's an incentive there to work less (perhaps temporari Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/12
#11061 this article seemed relevant to our discussion especially second paragraph > “So, we know that a sizable number of minimum-wage earners are not in need of a wage that can support a household. But what of the minimum-wage earners who are? Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/12
Andy, are you satisfied about minimum wage? Convinced? Done with the topic? If not, got further questions and objections? If so, do you see how not everything is about research and sometimes logic and math are goods tool? And got any ideas about curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/12
EU gonna tax online links!? https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/09/12/eu-copyright-directive/#comment-4965 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/12
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/09/11/amazon-peterson [image] There's no way that's what Jeff Bezos wants his managers to do about injuries. He probably considers it just as immoral as most oth Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/12
> We had fantastic benefits from the Space program such as MRI's and CatScans for example. GPS, home insulation, smoke detectors, heart pump technology. The list is quite long. I agree there were major upsides. That is not, however, a comparison to Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/10
> and it's unclear to me that we did benefit from the NASA's tax funding relative to what could have been done with that wealth instead but wasn't. We had fantastic benefits from the Space program such as MRI's and CatScans for example. GPS, home i Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/10
lol Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2018/09/10
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_Nationality_Act_of_1965 > Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 > The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (H.R. 2580; Pub.L. 89–236, 79 Stat. 911, enacted June 30, 1968), also known as the Ha Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/10
[image] Epstein is so second-handed and/or panders to those who are. He asks about how Objectivism helped people accomplish things *that are recognized by other people with high social status*. That's ir Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/10
link for #11132 https://twitter.com/rooshv/status/1039144452722327552 Someone posted mykl's latest Overwatch YouTube video on reddit. mykl wrote the following comment: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/9emp1m/leaking_florida curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/10
Amazon Censoring PUA Books curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/10
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/09/08/app-store-alex-jones > APPLE HAS PERMANENTLY BANNED ALEX JONES’ INFOWARS APP FROM THE APP STORE :( And DF tries to use the authority of Popper to justify it :( Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/08
> Why is increasing the spending power of the lower classes not good for everyone? Because, broadly, they aren't the best and brightest, and they would spend it on consumption expenditures instead of future-oriented investments. The masses would ow curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> Surely there is a way to help, problems are soluble right? There are lots of ways to help people, including at a profit. Furthermore, there are lots of ways to prioritize where to direct help. In general, *productive expenditures* make everyone r curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
Yeah I don't think force would help. I don't want to discourage risk takers, as a lot of our biggest gains worldwide were at the back of some incredibly risky endevours. Though some of the riskiest huge projects were government funded like the Space Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
If you want high profits to be curtailed, you're taking away the incentive to make risky career decisions to try to achieve high profits, and the incentive for investors to invest in those kinds of companies. Also, there's no way to achieve it other t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
>> I honestly don't know. I don't know if there is a way to incentivize a company to after they are making a certain profit start reinvesting in their employees somehow. It is hard for me to see a minimum wage working anymore. > In general, it's ba Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> I honestly don't know. I don't know if there is a way to incentivize a company to after they are making a certain profit start reinvesting in their employees somehow. It is hard for me to see a minimum wage working anymore. In general, it's bad t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/11/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-one-understanding-ubers-bleak-operating-economics.html >> Published financial data shows that Uber is losing more money than any startup in history and that its ability to capture Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> The primary reason that people drive for Uber is that it helps people relative to not driving for Uber, in their opinion. That's why many Uber drivers stick around. They consider it a better option than their alternatives. You think they are stupid, Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/11/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-one-understanding-ubers-bleak-operating-economics.html > There have been hundreds of articles claiming that Uber has produced wonderful benefits, but none of these benefits increase curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/11/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-one-understanding-ubers-bleak-operating-economics.html > Published financial data shows that Uber is losing more money than any startup in history and that its ability to capture cu curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.businessinsider.com/uber-leaked-finances-accounts-revenues-profits-2017-2 > repeatedly, leaks of Uber's financial data have shown the company carrying huge losses. Uber doesn't seem to be exploiting workers with huge profit margins, curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
The primary reason that people drive for Uber is that it helps people relative to not driving for Uber, in their opinion. That's why many Uber drivers stick around. They consider it a better option than their alternatives. You think they are stupid, b curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
Indeed and that's why it has such a high turnover rate. The people who enter these deals get screwed, the Uber CEO keeps getting richer and as soon as the employee realizes that they are getting screwed and leaves, no problem for the business another Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
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[image] https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/07/trump-pussy-hat-design-withdrawn-after-gender-furor/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/07
> So antifa is defensible, but Lauren Southern and Rebel Media are beyond the pale? To this question, the person actually replied beginning with a clear answer: "Yes." curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/07
#11112 There are many crucial IRL factors we haven't talked about so far, like the 500,000 ways our governments have come up with to prevent the formation of new businesses and make existing businesses have much lower max $/hr they can pay. Going t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuHpp9XsXkE&lc=UgyvZEB8_s2cBjHdFuB4AaABAg.8ku5OfVt77y8kuAdZwnaWO Like Facebook, YouTube permalinks don't actually work. But there's only a few comments so you can probably find it. I responded to a hostile comment wi curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/07
> Also, there are ways we could expand the hypothetical scenario, e.g. by having 3 different industries and some workers can only work in one industry and some are multi-talented. Maybe you can already imagine how those changes to the scenario won't m Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> OK so I guess you don't think a minimum wage is good in these scenarios, right? But you still think it might be good for Uber drivers and some other cases? If so, what are some other aspects of the Uber situation (or Walmart or whatever) that you th Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
OK so I guess you don't think a minimum wage is good in these scenarios, right? But you still think it might be good for Uber drivers and some other cases? If so, what are some other aspects of the Uber situation (or Walmart or whatever) that you thin curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
So far so good. Yes. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
> But the minimum wage would interfere if a new company wants to move in and hire another 100 workers but can only do it for less than $50. So if i see that company 1 is only paying $1/hour, I'd be willing to start a business even though I am ineffici curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
> OK let's try this. Say there's only one company, the other 19 disappear. It's the one that can pay up to $50/hr and still make enough profit. It hires 100 people, and 700 people have no jobs. > *Maybe* the following happens: The wages it pays are Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
OK let's try this. Say there's only one company, the other 19 disappear. It's the one that can pay up to $50/hr and still make enough profit. It hires 100 people, and 700 people have no jobs. *Maybe* the following happens: The wages it pays are $1/ curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
Oh I get a little scattered sometimes. No I was in agreement with you about the scenario of low competition. I can't think, based on the logic we laid out, of a way that creating an artificial minimum wage would not end up screwing those that need it Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
There absolutely is competition for Uber, Facebook, and YouTube. The issue is they are (now, but not originally) winning by a lot. And they reason they're winning is not just about being first movers, e.g. Facebook was preceded by My Space. Also some curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
I should mention that I don't think the solution is minimum wage for these issues. I am just thinking about some IRL scenarios in where there is a disconnect from the theory presented. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
The thing is that there really isn't competition in these new economies. It seems like it's just a matter of who are the first movers and what is popular. There really is not a competition to Uber, Facebook, YouTube. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
The first factor I see is much higher supply of labor. So I'll start there. Take the scenario with 20 companies but raise the number of workers from 800 to 500,000. What happens? Wages drop to, let's say, $1/hr, and 2000 people are hired. We could curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
>So, next step, I suggest you try to come up with ways the this kind of economic logic would not apply. What kind of situations would change things, and then what would the effects be? >Try to come up with *one factor* at a time, so it'll be easier Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
#11098 Also, on top of that, as Reisman would point out, the employed workers may have to pay taxes to provide some welfare for the 300 people who are prevented from working. curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
Oh also I forgot. About the $80 minimum wage law in the scenario, I'll paste some of my answer about it: A minimum wage of $80/hour would cause 300 workers to be unemployed. Only 5 businesses are able to pay $80/hour or more and remain profitable, curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11096 Great. I think the scenario went well. So, next step, I suggest you try to come up with ways the this kind of economic logic would not apply. What kind of situations would change things, and then what would the effects be? Try to come up curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11095 Yes Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11094 Yes. OK, backing up I had a concern about this: >> What if the #20 business also expanded to be able to hire up to 400 workers? > Rank 20 can't pay their workers enough to keep them, being able to hire 2x presumably means they could pay t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Another new business is created. This businessman invented a really great new product which is easy to make. He's able to offer wages of up to $500/hour for up to 100 workers while still making a 5% return on his capital or higher. What affect does Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11092 > What do you mean? Like maximum amount someone can bid for labor or a new business that can afford to pay that much I meant the example above: >> Another new business is created. This businessman invented a really great new product w curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> #11090 Great. Can you try some of the questions again then? > With the new $500/hr max bid business, what does the wage rage become for everyone? What do you mean? Like maximum amount someone can bid for labor or a new business that can afford Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11090 Great. Can you try some of the questions again then? With the new $500/hr max bid business, what does the wage rage become for everyone? With 200 workers entering or leaving, what is the effect on wages? When the #1 business expands to curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> This is incorrect. > The top 8 businesses would all pay $61/hour (or $60.01 if you want to use cents and the numbers are exact to the penny), because at that price the bottom 12 businesses will drop out of the market – they aren't willing to hire Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11088 This is incorrect. The top 8 businesses would all pay $61/hour (or $60.01 if you want to use cents and the numbers are exact to the penny), because at that price the bottom 12 businesses will drop out of the market – they aren't willing t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>Can you figure out, specifically, which businesses would hire the 800 workers and what wages each business would pay each worker that it hires? Assuming full transparency Rank 1 Business would pay $96/hour Rank 2 $95 3$90 4.$85 80 75 70 65 Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
Can you figure out, specifically, which businesses would hire the 800 workers and what wages each business would pay each worker that it hires? > Business 6-8 Would go out of business because they can't afford to pay them that much. 300 of the work curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> What optimally happens in a free market, and why? How many workers are hired by which businesses, and what are their wages? What is the unemployment rate? In what ways does *worker need* matter (like the minimum wages needed for a good standard of l Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
OK, great. I think we should go through a more detailed scenario to review the economics more and see if we're on the same page yet. I am currently making educational content related to Reisman's book, (mostly videos), so I'm pasting below a scenario curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11083 Yes Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11082 Ok and do you agree about the first part of #11081 ? curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>Setting aside the world today, do you think the assumptions are *approximately* possible, or that nothing very similar could be possible IRL in any human society? No I think anything is possible barring the laws of physics interfering. So yes it i Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Yes but This would require transparency I am not sure is possible I think. Both the employer and the employee need to know what the value of a particular labor market is, As an employee I would have to know what everyone doing my job is getting paid curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>> Well hold on if, if the business can afford to pay them above that minimum wage and make a profit (but smaller) then no they would not take a loss > Either they are worth more than the minimum wage to the business, or else the business would tak Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Well hold on if, if the business can afford to pay them above that minimum wage and make a profit (but smaller) then no they would not take a loss Either they are worth more than the minimum wage to the business, or else the business would take a curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> #11076 You need to understand the theory better before trying to analyze a case like ridesharing. Ok >> I guess in theory, Well it would make it so employers can't underbid for labor > Could they underbid for labor without minimum wage? Wou Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11076 You need to understand the theory better before trying to analyze a case like ridesharing. > I guess in theory, Well it would make it so employers can't underbid for labor Could they underbid for labor without minimum wage? Wouldn't that curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> OK, so we can agree there is competition by businessmen for workers in the US in general, as the typical situation? And that therefore our initial expectation should be that wages will be set by supply and demand, like an auction where employers bid Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Yeah I would say that most areas have employment options. OK, so we can agree there is competition by businessmen for workers in the US in general, as the typical situation? And that therefore our initial expectation should be that wages will be curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11073 was me. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>> Well it does depend on where you are right? Some areas won't have all those options. > Most areas of the US have many employment options, right? That's why I asked about what the common situation is (whether there is competition of businessmen f Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Well it does depend on where you are right? Some areas won't have all those options. Most areas of the US have many employment options, right? That's why I asked about what the common situation is (whether there is competition of businessmen for curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11070 But the owner of Uber is making off with insane amounts of money, and they are only responsible for the application. The workers provide the labor and the parts (their own cars). Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>There is target, sears, CVS, walgreens, ikea, safeway, trader joe's, costco, etc...? And many of those workers could also work in construction, in a wide variety of retail stores or restaurants, as bus or uber drivers, and many other things, right? Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> I believe I saw that Walmart is the largest employer in the USA. I don't think there is a lot of competition in that department. There is target, sears, CVS, walgreens, ikea, safeway, trader joe's, costco, etc...? And many of those workers could curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> #11066 Do you agree that, in general, in most of the US, there is competition of businessmen for workers? Do you see lack of competition as a special exception that comes up sometimes, or as a common situation? I don't know to be honest. I believ Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11066 Do you agree that, in general, in most of the US, there is competition of businessmen for workers? Do you see lack of competition as a special exception that comes up sometimes, or as a common situation? curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> It said people are paid by supply and demand, not by productivity. (Demand and productivity are related to each other). It said wages are set in an auction and it's in the interests of business owners to set wages high enough to avoid a labor shorta Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
https://www.epi.org/publication/raising-americas-pay/ Raising America’s Pay Appendix Data https://www.epi.org/publication/raising-americas-pay-data/ Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
Inflation Calculations curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> I don't know if exactly false but for example I am not entirely convinced that people are paid by their productivity. Just imagine being a business owner, if my entire goal is to make as much profit, which correct me if I'm wrong is the most common curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> OK my first question is if you found any parts you think are *false*. Did you identify any incorrect logical reasoning? Any factual claims which are contradicted by facts? Any mistaken assumptions? I don't know if exactly false but for example I Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Would Amazon have to itself directly hire the most marginal employee(s) brought into the labor market by the govt "workfare" in order to get any benefit? No. > Do you disagree with the point about a govt subsidy for people who work bringing mo Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11058 OK my first question is if you found any parts you think are *false*. Did you identify any incorrect logical reasoning? Any factual claims which are contradicted by facts? Any mistaken assumptions? Note that I don't believe there is any stat curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
I might as well think out loud about what I read there. I think it makes sense logically but it is a theory and I don't know how it would work in practice. It assumes for example that a company could not afford to pay someone poorly because competi Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> Continuing from discord, trying to discuss minimum wage with Andy and resolve the issue (as I claim is achievable). Please begin by reading: > 1) Economics in One Lesson, chapter 18, "Minimum Wage Laws". (5 pages) > 2) short Reisman article: h Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> #11048 Have you or anyone else done any kind of detailed analysis of the different kinds of welfare and how much effect they have? I haven't. I bet there's research vaguely on the general topic area but I don't know of any offhand that's any good Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11048 Have you or anyone else done any kind of detailed analysis of the different kinds of welfare and how much effect they have? Note that lots of companies don't want to hire people who don't want to be there. Food stamps has some looking-for-wo Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> And you didn't answer this question: Do you agree that Tucker has made any Marxist error? yes i agree. i saw Tucker's error initially as just more generally anti-big-business/wealthy people and not specifically Marxism. but the idea that amazon Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11053 People do complain that amazon accepts food stamps and profits from those sales. did you google up any articles before claiming they don't? here's one which claims it's a tax payer subsidy when a store like Amazon sells something that is paid f Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> #11048 Do you agree that Tucker has made any Marxist error? If so, did you miss it before or you didn't think it was worth mentioning or what? at the moment i wrote my initial stuff i was focused on replying to the discord chat participant and no Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
if you limit the comments displayed, it now says how many are displayed out of the total (at the top, right under the blog post) and has a link to show all comments. example: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion?comments=30 note: you cannot us curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/04
#11048 Do you agree that Tucker has made any Marxist error? If so, did you miss it before or you didn't think it was worth mentioning or what? Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11047 We can all agree it'd be nice if people made more money (that corresponded to a real increase in their standard of living, not just because the government doubled the amount of money in existence). But before being upset about problems in the w curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11045 I answered as a podcast https://curi.us/podcast/dying-hair curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/04
> JustinCEO wrote on discord, regarding [Tucker Carlson's attack on business](https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1035334044698009600): >>>> Both amazon and the worker take the existence of the govt handouts as a given and thus calculate arou Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
I'm trying to remain open to this information and I am continuing to read what you gave me. But just... Any way you spin it, a company as successful as Amazon paying their full time employees as badly as the fact that they need to go on welfare to me Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
Tucker's Marxist Analysis of Amazon, Walmart, Uber Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
Is it lying to dye your hair so it doesn't look like you are starting to get some grey hairs? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/04
#11042 M-C-M' describes the business process. it means you spend money (M) on raw materials, labor, and other inputs to production. in that way, you create and then sell commodities (C), and then get revenue (M') at a later time from the sales. In thi curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11041 the best way to start with fields, in general, is by finding out what the main *intellectual* sides think. in this case, that's liberalism and marxism, and maybe a few others. the empirical research and economics reddit faq aren't very helpful Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
I don't think I am fully understanding this section: > Marx begins his analysis of the alleged exploitation of labor under capitalism with a distinction between the fundamental economic character of the ages that preceded capitalism and the fundame Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
>i think you will find it most informative to ignore material like this, for now, and focus on understanding the free market view. Ok. I had started this thread to get informed from the other side which is why is where I was getting this material Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11039 It says: > With so many potential caveats based on theoretical choices it said this after listing only two caveats plus 3 mere bullet points. and one of the two caveats was a claim that employers might pay above-market wages voluntarily, curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
Have you seen the FAQ from the economics Subreddit? https://www.reddit.com/r/Economics/wiki/faq_minwage Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
> It's not engaging with the (free market) literature It's also, in the same way, not engaging with the Marxist or Keynesian literature or other schools of thought. curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11036 It's irrelevant. It doesn't address the economic logic with logical arguments, nor does it attempt to state a piece of (alleged) economic logic and then point out a contradicting empirical fact. It's not engaging with the (free market) literatu curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
I thought I sent this already but I guess it didn't go through. While I am reading your recommendations, do you mind checking this out and tell me what you think? http://ftp.iza.org/dp1072.pdf Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
> So one of the things that this is assuming is that people are getting paid what they are worth by the market. It doesn't assume that. It says there are two cases: where they are and where they aren't. Set that aside for the moment and just int curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
From Chapter 18 of Economics in One lesson, something that is bothering me "The first thing that happens, for example, when a law is passed that no one shall be paid less than $106 for a forty-hour week is that no one who is not worth $106 a week t Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GN8WJB1/?tag=curi04-20 1.11 is *The Irrelevance of “Worker Need” and “Employer Greed” in the Determination of Wages* This is a longer section, but highly relevant to minimum wage laws because it's about how t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11031 Its an epub version. If you click on GET it starts the download. Anyway, I am looking forward to this. We'll see if we can gain some ground. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
This might be a better quality of 1) http://library1.ga/_ads/29C604C88353C01CA835D6DEBCA6DBE7 Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11029 I didn't mean to post that. It's actually done, but the last paragraph should be in section (1) instead of (3). curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
Continuing from discord, trying to discuss minimum wage with Andy and resolve the issue (as I claim is achievable). Please begin by reading: 1) Economics in One Lesson, chapter 18, "Minimum Wage Laws". (5 pages) 2) short Reisman article: https:/ curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11027 people are ridiculous. note the bad epistemology. he thinks things need to be positively proven/justified, rather than exposed to criticism. he doesn't care about criticism, just proof/evidence. so he doesn't know a single thing wrong with the Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/03
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#11024 > At 4 way stop signs with lots of traffic, the cars basically take turns (both cross traffic people go, then both people in your direction (towards you and away from you), then both cross traffic). I usually go when a car goes and I'm close Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/03
#11023 This is a Marxist view which has been refuted. Do you want to learn about this? Do you want reading recommendations? Will you follow up and try to discuss this to a conclusion? curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11022 Don't bike on the sidewalk. Stop at stop signs. In general, follow the same traffic rules as cars. When in doubt, be in the MIDDLE of the lane, and act like you're a car, so that no car tries to share the lane with you (and you don't t curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/03
Doesn't take into account at all that a person will try to exploit those who are desperate and pay them much less than they are worth. Minimum wage raising raises all boats. Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
I started bicycling recently for the first time as an adult. I've mostly been getting a feel for it riding in parking lots and along sidewalks but plan to start daring to go out on the road more soon. Is there any bicycling stuff I should know? 🚴‍♂️ Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/03
Minimum Wage & Economic Thinking JustinCEO Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
> Right. I feel like that's the contract that the nordic countries have entered in. It's not a valid "contract" unless each individual signs it or otherwise personally, individually consents. That is not how the word "contract" works. It's somethin Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> #11017 Every time you donate to charity *voluntarily*, there was no violence. Every time you donate to a charity that you do not want to donate to, because I threatened that armed men would take the money or put you in jail if you didn't, that was v Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
#11017 Every time you donate to charity *voluntarily*, there was no violence. Every time you donate to a charity that you do not want to donate to, because I threatened that armed men would take the money or put you in jail if you didn't, that was vio Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>It's not violence to take Joe's money from him, by threat of violence (and actual violence of he resists), because Sue and Bill agree with what you're doing? That doesn't make sense. That's like saying everytime I donate to charity, violence was c Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
It's not violence to take Joe's money from him, by threat of violence (and actual violence of he resists), because Sue and Bill agree with what you're doing? That doesn't make sense. You don't respect an individual's own mind or dissent? >> Base Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>I don't have an opinion on minimum wage because I don't know what the outcomes of raising the minimum wage are. I recall someone giving me a giant study, when I asked about this in a progressive forum, https://mises.org/library/how-minimum-wage-la guilherme neto Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> You think that you can sacrifice (other people's) wealth in favor of other things. But what you're essentially doing is *using physical force* to *force* people to donate to a (government run) charity of your choice (a pro-egalitarian one) that they Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> If their system is capable of generating tons of wealth and have good egalitarian outcomes simultaneously, doesn't that mean at least that the system is feasible? What am I missing? You think that you can sacrifice (other people's) wealth in favo Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Attempting to Fix Formatting Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I'm not aware of any minimum wage researcher who had no opinion and then looked at the data to try to figure out what opinion to have. They all – on both sides – seem to first have *economic theories* which tell them what the answer is. They alrea Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I really messed up the formatting on that last post. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Right but what I had said initially was I am a fan of the scandinavian model. >HeuristicWorld (Andy)Yesterday at 9:50 PM Based on the metrics done. It seems they have the best level of healthcare, education, life expectancy. I know they are havi Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I think what I said was an elaboration on that. For example, set aside problems with the studies for a moment and suppose we could do a proper study and it showed that the per capita income in Sweden is $30k with a standard deviation of $5k and in PAS Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
curi Today at 2:47 PM nor about whether you are aware you're taking an opposite position to BoI HeuristicWorld (Andy)Today at 2:47 PM lol If BOI and Popper say that you ignore the data and real life outcomes then I guess I am rejecting it.That Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
It was more of a misunderstanding. Curi was saying that you can't understand data without having some explanation about how the system you are taken the data from works. Andy somehow thought that Curi was denying reality was important. Guilherme Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> I am more interested in empirical evidence of how things actually ARE vs how they could be in a hypothetical utopian world I don't think you have a detached interest in how things actually ARE. I think you want how things actually ARE to help PAS Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>A lot of back and forth but eventually the crux was the disagreement on whether an outcome is reliable or not There was an important disagreement on epistemology. From the discord: curi Today at 2:36 PM you haven't answered my initial que Guilherme Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> the crux was the disagreement on whether an outcome is reliable or not Having been on discord, I don't know what you're talking about. I think the crux of the disagreement is: *government intervention in healthcare causes worse outcomes than t Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>My conclusion is that you are not able to reliably detect partisan, leftist, or otherwise anti-liberal ideas, even when your guard is up and you're looking for them. Fair? And I think the underlying issue is you don't know enough about what liberalis Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Andy, have you read the [link](http://www.who.int/healthinfo/paper30.pdf) yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? You seem to be intentionally ignoring this question? You twice responded to other things from the same comment. If you think th curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> Not necessarily. But I do wish it was more scientific, in a way that experts could at least agree on something as basic as minimum wage. They don't seem to. Seems like a total mess to me. Which fields do you think are full of experts agreeing on Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
1 is partisan because it counts "social well-being" as health. That means they are trying to count *leftist ideas about how to organize society* as "health", and include such things in their research. For example, access to free government education i Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>So it doesn't dispute or contradict the economic logic which explains that government intervention in healthcare makes things worse? I don't think it refutes it or strengthens it. It is just a ranking. It includes both egalitarian countries and fr Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>You want worlds where there aren't disagreements? Or what? To understand economics, like everything else, you must consider what the arguments are and judge them with your own mind. There's no avoiding that in other intellectual fields either. Not Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Sure I'll try and point out what I think is non-partisan. > Andy thinks he's citing nonpartisan research. That paper is from WHO. Organizations like that often have leftist ideas clearly stated on their own website. Let's check: > http://www.who Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Andy, have you read the [link](http://www.who.int/healthinfo/paper30.pdf) yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? > The paper is just ranking based on their framework the efficiency of healthcare of 191 countries. In many of the higher ranki curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> I am out of my depth when it comes to Economics. It's also hard to tell what is what, I can find a paper signed by 500 economists that say raising the minimum wage is good, and a paper that also has 500 economists saying that raising the minimum wag Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> #10988 Have you read the link yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? I asked a similar question on discord and didn't yet get to the point of reading or commenting on this specific paper, so I haven't rejected it (I did, earlier, say I think Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Andy thinks he's citing nonpartisan research. That paper is from WHO. Organizations like that often have leftist ideas clearly stated on their own website. Let's check: http://www.who.int/about/mission/en/ > Constitution of the World Health Orga Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>If "research is king," what do you do when multiple pieces of research disagree? What do you do when different people think the same research says different things about reality? What do you do when different people think the same research says the s Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
#10988 Have you read the link yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? I asked a similar question on discord and didn't yet get to the point of reading or commenting on this specific paper, so I haven't rejected it (I did, earlier, say I think l curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> Anyway, Curi rejected the research and I don't think I have a grasp as to why. I am a psychologist and to me research is king so I can see many fundamental disagreements happening because of that, so I am hoping to see if I can iron some of those ou PAS Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I posted this research done on healthcare efficiency: http://www.who.int/healthinfo/paper30.pdf On discord, it was not the best location to do it and we lost track, or rather I lost track of most of the conversation. Anyway, Curi rejected the Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> #10985 Why are you comparing disagreements with extended family to disagreements with co-parents? I said it's harder if you have *both issues to worry about* instead of just one type. Ah I misunderstood. I retract my claim that your post is wrong Anon56 Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
#10985 Why are you comparing disagreements with extended family to disagreements with co-parents? I said it's harder if you have *both issues to worry about* instead of just one type. Why did you go out of your way to call my post "wrong"? Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
>> Sharing parenting often results in some lowest-common-denominator parenting – you both have to err on the side of acting conventionally in order to be able to agree about what to do. The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventio Anon56 Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
[image] Twitter is so bad at programming. Note the duplicate message. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/01
> Anyways, the TCS parent can basically present this fact of the situation to the kid: Your other parent is stuck on this issue. I've tried and tried to change their mind. I'll continue to keep trying. However, right now, they are stuck and don't agre Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
> Note that this problem gets worse when extended family plays much of a role in parenting, rather than it just being two parents. And when you effectively share some of the parenting with daycares, nannies, regular babysitters or schools, you run Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
>Sharing parenting often results in some lowest-common-denominator parenting – you both have to err on the side of acting conventionally in order to be able to agree about what to do. The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventiona Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
>Sharing parenting often results in some lowest-common-denominator parenting – you both have to err on the side of acting conventionally in order to be able to agree about what to do. The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventiona Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271179/why-we-need-convention-states-david-horowitz New David Horowitz speech. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/09/01
#10973 Attempting to use *force* against the kids (over their *words*), via school or cops, would be evil. Even telling their own parents, in order to get them punished, would be very nasty. Trying to control what other people say in *public* is na Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
#10974 Tradition. Memes. Social pressure. To avoid the disapproval of others who are themselves being second handed and trying to look like good people (in some subcultures, ~everyone thinks ~everyone else cares about such words when it comes to suffi Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
>> What are the risks of being a single parent (other than income)? And I mean being the only parent. > >What if you get sick or injured, or die? Yeah, those are big risks. Having a partner do help with those. Is there any arrangements that cou Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
> What are the risks of being a single parent (other than income)? And I mean being the only parent. Young children may need a parent's help for most of their waking hours and maybe their sleeping hours too. A single parent would have very little t anon Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
Why do people seem to gravitate toward having a list of "bad words" you're not supposed to say? It's not even about ideas. People are generally fine with "poopy darn", "freaking dog", and other substitutes that express the same ideas as the 'bad' word PAS Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
This was posted to a local homeschool group: >Pretty disturbing thing happened today, I was with my kids at a park and a group of middle schoolers came over. They continually go to the park and use foul language right in front of myself and my 6 ye Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
How to do tech hiring: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17877763 (work sample tests good, interviews bad) Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/31
> What are the risks of being a single parent (other than income)? And I mean being the only parent. What if you get sick or injured, or die? Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
>Spouses involve risk though. What if you divorce? What if you or they learn some new ideas about parenting, and some disagreements occur and you fail to persuade each other? Divorce would be bad. What are the risks of being a single parent (othe Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
>I don't think having a spouse is outsourcing like using school teachers or a nanny. A spouse should be someone who shares your values and parenting ideas. A spouse should be someone capable of acting as your proxy – doing things the way you would h Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/08/30/guilherme-rambo-iphone-xs >> we [9to5Mac] can report with certainty that iPhone XS will be the name, the OLED model will come in two sizes including a larger version, and each will be offered in gold for Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/30
Aero (Overwatch coach) on learning: [image] from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9Ioz2Bodcg Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/30
> The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventional idea, then you stick to convention. Note this still happens even when you both have unconventional ideas and neither of you like the conventional idea much. In that case, it's com Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
if you are not going to be at home to raise your kid (nor is your spouse), what are you having a kid for? i don't think it makes sense to have a kid then outsource the parenting. I don't think having a spouse is outsourcing like using school teache Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
The other thing is working at home. I think that could work. But I'm not sure how much time parenting takes. Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
I forgot about having a partner. But the plan of one work and another take care of the kids is outsourcing parenting. Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
How should be your source of income when having a kid? How should your organize that in a way that it is compatible with you taking care of your kid, without outsourcing the parenting? I would think that having savings would be the best scenario, t Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
Fun game. RIP me. I thought at least the one about Poland would be Hitler. BTW typo: > Marx of Hitler of -> or curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/30
https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9bdzd4/looking_for_some_book_recommendations/e540dmw Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/30
What's the worst thing you see parents or teachers do (when dealing with kids) which most people don't see anything wrong with? And what's wrong with it? curi Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > During the brief era of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) . in the last years of the Soviet Union, two Soviet economists named Nikolai Shmelev and Vladimir Popov wrote a book giving a very can Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > Once we recognize that, we can then compare how economic systems which use prices to *force* people to share scarce resources among themselves differ in efficiency from economic systems which determine such thi Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > Prices coordinate the use of resources, so that only that amount is used for one thing which is equal in value to what it is worth to others in other uses. Terrible sentence. Confusing writing. It splits "th Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > While a free market economic system is sometimes called a profit system, it is really a profit-and-loss system-and the losses are equally important for the efficiency of the economy, because they tell the manuf Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > the inherent reality is that there are not nearly enough beach-front homes to go around and prices simply convey that underlying reality. It's not the fault of *prices* that there aren't enough beach-front h Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell > Most of us hate even to think of having to make such choices. Indeed, as we have already seen, some middle-class Americans are distressed at having to make much milder choices and trade-offs. But life does not ask Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
added Kant stuff to ebooks page http://curi.us/ebooks curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/29
#10950 The guy wrote back: > No, I just assumed it was something related to your Ayn Rand sites. It seems to be a critique of Jordan Peterson? I can't even. I'm done. Someone else can reply. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/29
ppl r dumb Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/29
Middle East Forum is hiring interns: https://www.meforum.org/articles/2017/fall-2018-internship-opportunities Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/29
http://curi.us/2143-discussion-structure Please let me know if you see any errors in this new post. I got the text from emails and didn't reread it all. There could be a reference to FI or something that doesn't work as a blog post. (I did fix one curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/29
#10945 You are painting a false and biased picture of President Trump and in doing so making clear how far from Rand's values you yourself are. You are basically sanctioning the evil that is Media Matters. Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/28
I take it that's a "no" on reading any of the blog posts here which already cover these matters, and it's a "no" on looking at the current situation objectively and considering the upsides of Trump. Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/28
protectionist - anti-trade - He is beholden to other men to bail him out completely - racist and anti reason - anti human - uses force to separate families - In Rand’s terms, to be intellectual is to sustain through life the conviction that ideas m Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/28
#10943 Details? Arguments? Have you read the blog posts here about Trump? Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/27
Trump represents everything Rand stood against Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/27
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136454/ > Problems with Using the Normal Distribution – and Ways to Improve Quality and Efficiency of Data Analysis good paper. lots of data doesn't fit the normal distribution. this is often blata curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
No problem. I didn't think it was futile, just overly difficult to reach a finish. Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
Well at least I am in good company. I am slow to adapt my views by the way so it's not like this was futile. I'll likely mull over this conversation and read and reread. I do appreciate the time and effort to go through this kind of thing. Good cri Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
> Ignoring the condescending nature of that statement. Do you know how to say that without people thinking it's condescending? If it's any consolation, I also don't think that e.g. Sam Harris has the discussion skill or background knowledge to Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
>> I am quite suspicious that you can just change your preferences at will. > It's not at will, it's with skill and effort, as I said. >> Yes except it is not fated. The laws of physics, randomness, previous influences, brain state and moods, u Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
#10921 >In other words, even after deporting 10 times more noncitizens convicted of crimes than are in U.S. prisons and jails, they are still 7% more likely to be incarcerated than the general public. This indicates a level of criminality that is Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
changing preferences enigmatic former smoker Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
> I am quite suspicious that you can just change your preferences at will. It's not at will, it's with skill and effort, as I said. > Yes except it is not fated. The laws of physics, randomness, previous influences, brain state and moods, uncon Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
#10933 http://www.omnicheer.com/blog/post/cheerleading-isnt-a-sport-and-what-it-means-for-cheerleaders >Did you know that amongst high school female athletes, cheerleading accounts for 2/3 of catastrophic injuries? Among all sports, cheerleadin Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/38347400/ns/us_news-life/t/us-judge-conn-cheerleading-not-sport/#.W4TG8C3MwWo >Competitive cheerleading is not an official sport that colleges can use to meet gender-equity requirements, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
>You'd need free will to choose to remove the snacks. Perhaps we can call it "will" as one is not free to choose to *want* to move the snacks. >Since you couldn't have acted differently, you were unable to decide or choose to remove the snacks. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-450597 > Epic, publisher of Fortnite, decided to launch on Android with a direct download rather than going though Google's app store. Entirely predictably, this came with a security hole. It's w Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
>>In what sense are they "decisions" when, as you see it, they are 100% controlled by the laws of physics, and you could not have decided differently? > Decisions matter because we can still influence our behavior and the behavior of others. For ex Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
>In what sense are they "decisions" when, as you see it, they are 100% controlled by the laws of physics, and you could not have decided differently? Decisions matter because we can still influence our behavior and the behavior of others. For examp Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
Well so my daughter is dead BUT THE FOOD Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
Child tries to folllow politeness rules, is punished by evil teacher anyways https://abc11.com/education/tarboro-child-punished-for-calling-teacher-maam-/4041588/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
http://curi.us/2142-media-matters-memo-their-plans-to-control-all-political-speech I started writing this as a blog comment – following up on #10924 – but converted it to a post. [image] curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
https://amgreatness.com/2018/08/21/read-the-paper-cnn-says-is-white-supremacist/ > Fusionism was so called because it was able to construct a narrative that fused together traditionalist Burkean social conservatives and religious Christians, firstl Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
https://mobile.wnd.com/2018/08/the-shocking-soros-speech-code-cartel-memo/ > Never, even in my fertile imagination, would I have guessed that we would find a smoking-gun 49-page memo revealing how George Soros operatives, including David Brock, wer Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
https://www.wnd.com/2018/08/this-is-what-land-reform-looks-like-in-south-africa/ >The process currently in place typically begins with a “tribe” or group of individuals who band together to claim vast tracts of private property. >If these lo Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
http://www.danielpipes.org/18452/conservativism-hidden-history >Liberals, in contrast, are *rationalists* because they believe in each person's unlimited capacity to figure things out on his own. Tradition hardly counts: "Rather than arguing from t Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
https://www.justfactsdaily.com/illegal-immigrants-far-more-likely-to-commit-serious-crimes-than-us-public/ >First, U.S. Census data from 2011 to 2015 shows that noncitizens are 7% more likely than the U.S. population to be incarcerated in adult cor Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
#10919 👍 The left will be back though. Maybe the next pressure campaign will be to disable automatic recurring donations to certain groups, so people can't #AutoDonateToHate Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
Horowitz got online donations back. leftists backed down, for now, in this case. https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271154/david-horowitz-freedom-center-declares-victory-frontpagemagcom Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
> On Wednesday, China-based bikeshare company Mobike confirmed that after several months of operations it is leaving D.C. before a city-run pilot program for dockless bikes and scooters ends at the end of August. The company says it is collecting its Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
Solid VDare article https://vdare.com/posts/a-perfect-storm-in-iowa-ten-points-about-mollie-tibbetts-murder Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
> “Trump reportedly believed that he had and Erdogan struck a deal for Brunson’s release. Erdogan told Trump he would free Brunson if Israel released a Turkish national, Ebru Ozkan, who was detained in Israel pending trial after being arrested for Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
I'm reading your responses, not ignoring. I won't be home until 6-8 hours from now but do keep them coming if you think of anything please. I don't do well with mobile typing. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
#10913 Very few players use control stick to jump. Don't use it. X and Y are both fine, that's mostly a matter of preference. Once you pick a character you could look at some of their tech and see if it's easier with X or Y (like i find it easier to d Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
I'm trying to learn SSBM. Is it better to use X, Y, or up on the control stick to jump? I haven't played long enough to have a preference. Which approach do most players use? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
Number 8 on this list of immigrant mass shootings seems very iffy http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-02-21.html Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/27
looking for ice cream recommendations? oh my god it's turpentine Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
https://heuristicworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/free-will.html Did you read the studies linked and critically evaluate them, or just go by the claims in the abstracts? I don't think you present them fairly. E.g. you write: > [A study done](https: Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10904 Have you read what DD says about free will in his books? I'll relate here one of DD's arguments. I forget if this is specifically stated in a book, but I've spoken with him about it. *Your denial of free will is not about physical determi curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10907 Here's the whole thing > Ideas run the world. Good ones create freedom and wealth; bad ones, oppression and poverty. You are not what you eat, but what you think. > Politicians in particular fall under the sway of ideas. As John May Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelas-tyranny-of-bad-ideas-1535311573 paywalled but quoting the newsletter which had the start: >Socialism was a proven failure, but Hugo Chávez got his countrymen to try it >by Daniel Pipes >Ideas run th Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
> Decisions still matter. In what sense are they "decisions" when, as you see it, they are 100% controlled by the laws of physics, and you could not have decided differently? You say we have a physically determined fate, which is determined by t Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
our behavior* Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>I don't see how your position differs from fatalism Fatalism would say something like - you are fated to get a a certain illness - and you are fated to get better or not. You are fated to recover or not whether you go to a Doctor, therefore it is Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> If we follow that train of thought and we are indeed 99% of the time not thinking consciously, how much control do we have of those particular unconscious thoughts. I say we don't. How much control does the programmer have over a complex piece of Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10901 was me btw. Aso Thank you for the Organizational technique. I'll implement that next time. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> People automate their thinking. They create their own unconscious thinking processes, which can run by themselves without conscious control, so they can do more thinking than they have conscious attention for. Over 99% of thinking done by adults is Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10895 Here's an organization technique: 1) What is the problem? Explain why it's a problem, why it matters, what the issue is. People should understand enough to judge what does and doesn't solve it. Define success and non-success. 2) What is t curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
Andy, Curi wrote about free will in here https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/beginning-of-infinity/free$20will%7Csort:date/beginning-of-infinity/gltLMIptoow/sC09ZJ0j-g0J > The important thing is that our own ideas determine our future. A Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
the recent comments page now includes a list of the most recently active 10 topics. http://curi.us/comments/recent curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
#10882 > > Do you disagree that when we are talking about free will we are talking about a process that is part of what defines a person? >"part of what defines a person" sure. What I meant was that free will is a fenomenon that arrises from wh Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10895 I mean on my blog post as I write more freely here without thinking too much about it. though, perhaps I should. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
In terms of writing only. What criticism do you have for me. How do I present my ideas better? Even though you disagree with the idea itself, how could you present a more compelling case and make the writing more worthwhile, or better structured. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10893 Also, if you're going to compare the risk, then you should be looking at overall risk of violent crime, not just gun crime risk. oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/9ahy71/megathread_mass_shooting_at_madden_tournament_in/ > [Megathread] Mass shooting at Madden tournament in Jacksonville, FL. Leffen's comments: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
#10891 yeah. and hey at least their ASP would be killer ;-) Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
> if, to take another example, there was some dumb law that said only 1,000 smartphones a year could be built, apple wouldn't even bother with them -- they'd be novelty toys for rich people made by luxury specialists and cost $10k+ or something like t Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
lefties sometimes point to the fact that a lot of the housing construction that happens in urban areas is luxury housing to say the free market can't solve the "housing crisis." if some city needs 100,000 units of more housing to satisfy demand but Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
Take your time. FYI I've been reading this. I agree with Dagny so far and haven't seen a need to add something. In general, I've observed that Dagny is knowledgeable about and expresses FI viewpoints. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> People automate their thinking. They create their own unconscious thinking processes, which can run by themselves without conscious control, so they can do more thinking than they have conscious attention for. Over 99% of thinking done by adults is Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
People automate their thinking. They create their own unconscious thinking processes, which can run by themselves without conscious control, so they can do more thinking than they have conscious attention for. Over 99% of thinking done by adults is no Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Just because you made a decision unconsciously doesn't mean you didn't make it So where is the Freedom there? If I am not consciously "choosing" anything, and instead the choices are arising out of my unconscious which is influenced by things I ha Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
Also, I can sometimes predict some things that someone will do, *weeks* in advance, with good accuracy. Prediction can come from understanding how someone thinks (or various other things) and can predate when the choice is made. Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10883 You are saying something like: "I have criticisms of free will. If correct, I think the implication is [x]". x is not free will *and* x is not fatalism. I'm trying to find out what it is. Further, you seem to think you know enough about x to Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Regardless, I await a response about #10876. I want to hear about the *philosophical system* you have in mind, not just individual implications of it that aren't clearly differentiated from free will existing What makes you think that me not havin Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> #10873 >> people still consider you "you" even if you're sleeping or under anesthetic and not choosing anything. > By choosing you mean presenting behavior? > I agree that people will point to the object and call it you. But now we are talk Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10880 You were saying: > If [x], there would be no reason to "punish"... Can you understand how someone, reading this, might think you believed there is reason to punish without x? Otherwise what's the point of writing it? Now you suggest t Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Why punish anyone in any case, ever? The only proper purpose of force is *defense*. Criminal *punishment* is a mix of barbaric and confused, conceptually. Hurting people without a positive purpose is cruel and pointless. Never said we should. We j Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
Why punish anyone in any case, ever? The only proper purpose of force is *defense*. Criminal *punishment* is a mix of barbaric and confused, conceptually. Hurting people without a positive purpose is cruel and pointless. Note that doing a negative Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Adding to this: I understand being fatalistic about crime and I understand holding people responsible for their criminal actions. What is the third alternative? Holding people responsible but to a lesser degree, or something else? You can still l Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10876 Adding to this: I understand being fatalistic about crime and I understand holding people responsible for their criminal actions. What is the third alternative? Holding people responsible but to a lesser degree, or something else? I don't even Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10874 You haven't explained an alternative to free will or fatalism – a third, positive system. You've made a few comments but haven't developed it. You haven't named it, you haven't said what problems in moral philosophy you think free will sol Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10873 >people still consider you "you" even if you're sleeping or under anesthetic and not choosing anything. By choosing you mean presenting behavior? I agree that people will point to the object and call it you. But now we are talking abou Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>I'm not uncomfortable and I don't have a reason to be since, so far, you haven't yet said anything new to me about free will. I've talked about free will plenty of times. That may be the case but you haven't responded with a convincing argument ( Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>> If indeed you raised your glass in some universes and not this one, where did you make the choice to want to not raise it. > I also don't think we should use the word 'you' because that too is being defined. I think that the process of choosing Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10860 >Yes you have the ability to choose whether to raise your glass or not but you’re not choosing to want to do so either way, you just do it. What do you means by choose? can you describe the process of choosing? I think that when we di Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10867 I'm not uncomfortable and I don't have a reason to be since, so far, you haven't yet said anything new to me about free will. I've talked about free will plenty of times. Anyway: You seem to believe there is a compromise view between free wi curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Why are you speculating about curi's psychology? He said he thought it would be unproductive, not uncomfortable. Not speculating this is true of every human. >If you don't have such an alternative, why worry about the free will topic? I alr Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>> What practical difference will it make in your life, or mine, in the next 2 years, unrelated to essays and debates about free will? > If true that Free Will is an illusion. I think it would undermine some of what you hold dear about Rand. Which Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> Also, I think free will is an especially hard, subtle and unproductive discussion topic. I don't see what's to be gained by trying to address it early instead of late in the ordering of topics one deals with, considering that you are rejecting fatal Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>What practical difference will it make in your life, or mine, in the next 2 years, unrelated to essays and debates about free will? If true that Free Will is an illusion. I think it would undermine some of what you hold dear about Rand. Which is o Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
i was trying to play a game using Steam in home streaming, with a windows PC as the host and a Mac as the client (cuz my mac's monitor is much much better quality than the windows monitor i currently own) i was having some trouble with using an xbo Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
Good talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzQZ5mpTodc oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
heartise shares a perspective about the effects of mass immigration https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2018/08/24/the-shape-of-apocalypto-conquest/ EXCERPT: > And then you hear your wife pull up and the car door slam. She walks in all business, Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
https://vdare.com/posts/politico-s-eliana-johnson-can-t-get-details-of-claremont-email-brouhaha-or-white-nationalism-right >The Claremont Institute shuttered an email list after an exchange over white nationalism blew up Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/26
> I think free will has important consequences What practical difference will it make in your life, or mine, in the next 2 years, unrelated to essays and debates about free will? curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
I disagree, though qualia could be said to be of little consequence, I think free will has important consequences. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Yes you have the ability to choose whether to raise your glass or not but you’re not choosing to want to do so either way, you just do it. If indeed you raised your glass in some universes and not this one, where did you make the choice to want to n Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Also, I think free will is an especially hard, subtle and unproductive discussion topic. I don't see what's to be gained by trying to address it early instead of late in the ordering of topics one deals with, considering that you are rejecting fatalis curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Hegel is nasty. Popper and Rand hate Hegel too. I don't like the video much. I think it's poorly organized and hard to follow, and would be much easier to take in the information if it was in organized writing. > I think that free will can be defin curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
#10856 lots of people flame instead of arguing :/ the other guy in comments was better https://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/comments/97fpge/philosophy_tube_is_a_proviolence_proantifa_fraud/e4drs14/ but he didn't quote any specific mist curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/25
Can Socialist make non-adhominem arguments? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/25
Would appreciate some criticism of this: https://heuristicworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/free-will.html If I had to guess based on the way I am starting to understand a bit how you think I'd wager you're in disagreement. Could be a source of intere Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
> Socialism cant be found in books. said the socialist. lol wtf. https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/08/25/people-before-profit/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/25
Capitalism is narrower than liberalism. Liberalism is a political system named for *liberty*. (Confusingly, most US democrats now seem to think their authoritarian, paternalistic policies should be called "liberal" and "progressive", and many conserva curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Are you using the term Liberalism with Capitalism interchangeably? Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Thanks, I’ll check it out. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
I just wrote some explanation of liberalism which will help Andy understand my view. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9a8v19/a_review_of_a_chat_room/e4tq0ne/ curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Hi, I just wrote some explanation of liberalism which will help people understand how capitalism works and why Harris is mistaken. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9a8v19/a_review_of_a_chat_room/e4tq0ne/ curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/25
Angry guy from discord chat reviews FI discord chatroom. I respond in comments with log of me talking about liberalism. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9a8v19/a_review_of_a_chat_room/ curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/25
>A computer program is not an entity. we are computer programs. Guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
I have watched very little anime for over 5 years. I found lots of shows were too similar to things I'd already seen (sometimes in obvious ways, but also sometimes in ways that are hard to explain). I usually don't title posts. I don't think it's a curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
I like free speech. I don’t know what the limits should be for like slander or lying. I dislike how hostile people are towards people who don’t fully agree with the topics that our culture think of as taboo. I think people should be better at e Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
#10840 Anyone know a good place to get writing feedback? Theres the discussion group http://fallibleideas.com/discussion Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
> What are the rules about asking for writing feedback here? there are no rules about that, this is a free speech and open discussion zone. curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
What are the rules about asking for writing feedback here? Andy Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
#10840 Here. Also I think there's lots of decent forums for fiction writers, but I guess that's not what you mean. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
Anyone know a good place to get writing feedback? I tried Scribophile and my account got removed because Heuristic World is not an approved pen name. Andy Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
#10838 > The SPLC can no longer be fairly termed a nonpartisan watchdog group. Was it ever? It certainly wasn't a few years ago. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
> The SPLC can no longer be fairly termed a nonpartisan watchdog group. It has become a hate group itself. Actual political violence is of no interest to it unless it can be deployed in service of the SPLC’s thinly veiled campaign to damage the Righ Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
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When 2 things have equal capabilities (the same knowledge creation and problem solving repertoire), one can't be superior in the kinds of ways ppl expect AGIs to be superior to humans. DD explains about universality in his book, and a bit about AI. Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10834 Sorry, haven't read Beginning of Infinity. Don't understand the question about universality. I am claiming that AI can be as universal as humans in any sense. In some senses sooner, in some senses later. Ok. So the claim is that there is Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
@Andro You have not responded to the issues relating to universality, explained above in #10749 which were also brought up to you a second time. So, for a third time, you clearly disagree with us about that but aren't discussing it. Have you read B Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10828 A computer program is not an entity. You are comparing young AI to babies. I take it you don't find the AGI/ASI arguments too seriously. That's ok, many people don't. In short, if a young boy started out playing chess or Go, how long would Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
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if you set up this as a bookmark you can easily do a site-restricted google search on the current site you're on in your browser https://pastebin.com/mVrmkgB2 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
should i get a robot vacuum? Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/08/24/woot-has-refurbished-apple-macbooks-on-sale-from-499-today-only no excuses to not have a mac! Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/24
>> If FI/BoI are correct that AIs are just people, then it wouldn't be fundamentally different than a human entrepreneur. > They **are** fundamentally different in how easy it is to replicate them. Hang on. A new AI starting out would be kin Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10811 > If FI/BoI are correct that AIs are just people, then it wouldn't be fundamentally different than a human entrepreneur. They **are** fundamentally different in how easy it is to replicate them. And the fact that they are without excepti Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10825 If – hypothetically – AGIs were a trillion times more intellectual productive than people, and robots did all the manual labor, then the logic of comparative advantage would still exist and apply regarding humans producing things for trade. Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10749 >#10732 is correct that trade between humans and AIs would make sense due to *comparative advantage*. I think that would stop in the very far future (given that AIs would vastly outcompete humans, which I deny) because economically productive Guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
> Do you think writing has helped you develop your ideas? Yes, writing (most of which has been part of discussion) has helped more than anything else, including reading. I agree about starting small being fine, and not to be stopped by the dista curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
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to be masters* Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
I certainly respect content creation. One of the things I enjoy about the IDW stuff is being able to steal some insights from some of their ideas. I may not like everything Peterson says but one thing that has stuck with me is the idea to have the Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10819 >We are not concerned with models, we are not concerned with labels, we are practical men and women whose solutions are dictated by the actual condition existing in our countries. As somebody has said: "we do not care whether the cat is black Guilherme Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/23
Nelson Mandela's Economic Policy (1990) Guilherme Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/23
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https://heuristicworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-closer-look-at-altruism-conversation.html > First thing I want to say was that I was impressed at Temple's patience and endurance regarding the discussion. Most people I've had these type of conversatio curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/08/21/google-data-collection > A dormant, stationary Android phone (with the Chrome browser active in the background) communicated location information to Google 340 times during a 24-hour period, or at an ave Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/23
Nuclear is great too and should stop being restricted. All the energy technologies should compete on the free market without subsidies. That includes not allowing companies to lie (fraud) about working conditions and dangers in e.g. coal mines or in g curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
> IRL guys with way less wealth than ALL THE WEALTH IN THE WORLD do things like give $11,000 tips I scoff at your 11k tips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwddOcilahg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyiJYggj9L4 https://www.youtube.com/wa Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
Not gonna lie the Pro-fossil fuel idea is something I am deeply uncomfortable with. I am assuming you're not denying climate change? https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/ I honestly would have guessed you would be pro-nuclear. It's clea Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
> what about entreprenurial AI I outlined. The near future one? If FI/BoI are correct that AIs are just people, then it wouldn't be fundamentally different than a human entrepreneur. > Would there be reasons for concern for you? Or you don't thi curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10805 There are durable and non-durable goods. If you charge $1 million to save someone's life, sure you have created wealth for others - you literally gave them their lives. It's misleading to think in terms of "creating wealth". Helps think in t Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
Alright Cool, I will hit you up if I think of more. I have a few things to get done today and I won't be able to respond as often and quickly as I did yesterday. I was going to try to explore the idea of non-sacrificing altruism but it seems you cl Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
https://daringfireball.net/2018/08/new_low-cost_laptop_to_succeed_macbook_air > Let’s Really Think About This ‘New Low-Cost Laptop to Succeed MacBook Air’ Thing Big article. Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/23
#10792 >> For example, beliefs don’t cause behaviour. A person chooses behaviour and he may take his beliefs into account when making that choice. Saying the behaviour is caused by belief imports a lower level concept, causation, into a situatio oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/23
#10804 Mac Pros are 2019, my guess is fall. I built my PC but building Macs doesn't work well. > I wasn't sure if we were continuing the discussion I more or less always continue discussions when others are willing, even if people reply months l curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10782 If I get $99999 quadrillion *without taking anything away from anyone else* then it won't hurt anyone. For one person to own *everything*, they'd presumably have to steal from others. But if they own much more *without* others owning less, it's Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
That is a very nice set up. I custom built my computer as I felt I could get better specs for less money. Do you know when the Mac Pros will be released? I am on the hunt for a new laptop. I wasn't sure if we were continuing the discussion but I w Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10802 See also this photo of my main computer setup. http://curi.us/2125-recording-setup I eagerly await the release of the new Mac Pros so I can decide which computer to upgrade to (Mac Pro, iMac Pro, or another 5k iMac). curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
>> But I'd say most people don't generate more wealth with their income, it gets spent on frivolous things. For example, spending $900 on a laptop when an $800 would be more than sufficient and that remaining $100 could be used to save a life which is curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
> I think you could make the case that it is in our selfish best interest to control our climate or pollution in a way that doesn't cause us harm. I agree, but that is not what today's environmentalist movement is about. Besides my podcast, see e. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10794 I agree. #10792 I think human action is based on human ideas. I think when Alan said "beliefs don’t cause behaviour" he meant that you still have free will. That means you can e.g. choose not to rob and murder all the business owners even curi Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/23
Lauren Southern's next documentary is going to be about immigration in Europe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxfUW6tqrhc Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/23
I think I should have started monetizing my educational material more, earlier in the past. I think I did it too charitably and this contributed to people seeing it as low value. Now I sell [digital products](https://elliottemple.com/store) and rec curi Liberalism and Charity 2018/08/23
I haven't caught up on the discussion yet but I wrote some additional thoughts related to yesterday's discussion: http://curi.us/2139-liberalism-and-charity curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
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 #10762  > It seems like you were talking about how things could be and I was speaking about how things are. But you were not. See #10750 > Seems fine in theory but as we saw with Lead, it was not until these companies were essentially forc Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
Alan said: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/07/23/overreaching-example-psychopaths/ > For example, beliefs don’t cause behaviour. A person chooses behaviour and he may take his beliefs into account when making that choice. Saying the Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/23
#10789 New wealth can always be created 'from nothing' by actors thinking of new ways to serve one another. So, one can say that it is inherently impossible for one actor to acquire more than X% of total wealth. But this returns us back to the AI ques Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
Thank you Andy and curi for this discussion. I have found it clear and helpful to my own thinking. another anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10787 Regarding the total value of the whole Earth - I understand. It does seem nonsensical. But surely we can have some measure of relative wealth and say things like: A is as wealthy as B and C combined. If these are all the existing actors, we Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
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> #10785 Sorry, I totally misunderstood your last question. npnp > You want a scenario explaining **how** someone would acquire literally all wealth on earth. > No, I cannot give a plauislbe scenario for this. > But this still does not addre Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10785 Sorry, I totally misunderstood your last question. You want a scenario explaining **how** someone would acquire literally all wealth on earth. No, I cannot give a plauislbe scenario for this. But this still does not address the original Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
>One person has all the wealth on earth. Now we split into two scenarios you seem to have completely skipped this part of my request: >>can you offer a plausible story/scenario in the context of a classically liberal capitalist society in which Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10783 Sure, $1 or $100 trillion. It doesn't matter. I just tried to guess an exact number. Probably failed. I will try what you asked. One person has all the wealth on earth. Now we split into two scenarios: 1/ That person either has a need tha Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
> In introductory text it is written "there is no such thing as too rich." > Lets say there is a total of $100 trillion on earth. Surely, if one person had all of it ($100 trillion), that would be too rich. No? I'm not really sure why you felt t Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
No too rich? Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10749 what about entreprenurial AI I outlined. The near future one? Imagine hearing a statistic in 10 years saying that 10% of all new companies were created by the same proprietary software. Ranging from hair salons to pet shops. Meaning that m Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
>I am not informed on Environmentalism, I think you could make the case that it is in our selfish best interest to control our climate or pollution in a way that doesn't cause us harm. I do think that some environmentalists see human beings as "viruse Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
long, amusing thread about a (presumably fictional) unusual co-worker http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1348346&forum_id=2#15334029 found from this thread http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=2694311&mc=48&forum_id=2#26475022 Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/23
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ZBm7VXKYY > Gamestop is nasty. meh. i worked for RadioShack years ago and they had a policy of trying to upsell every single person who came in the door to cell phones. even if the person just wanted batter Anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2018/08/22
I appreciate the time and patience you gave this. You gave me a lot to think about. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
FYI I'm tired, not replying again today. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
I find Daniel Kahneman's work to be solid. What is your objection to it? As for your response on EA I'll have to think more on that and look at what exactly they do. Just a few comments: I am not informed on Environmentalism, I think you could Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> This feels socially awkward. Yes, social pressures leading to sacrifices and other problems are common. > It can also be difficult to quantify certain intangibles such as enjoying a social bonding session during the move. Yes. It's hard to curi Discussion About Liberalism, Ra