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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 2019/06/23
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 2019/06/23
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 2019/06/23
Mineral coaches himself at Overwatch. Plays games then reviews his own games with replays. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7ealvl6DJ8 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/23
#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 2019/06/23
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 2019/06/23
> 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 2019/06/22
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 2019/06/22
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 2019/06/22
> 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 2019/06/22
> 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 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 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 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 2019/06/21
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 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 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 2019/06/18
Post something every day Frisco Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2019/06/17
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 2019/06/14
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 2019/06/14
> 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 2019/06/13
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 2019/06/11
> 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 2019/06/09
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 2019/06/08
#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 2019/06/08
#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 2019/06/04
> #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 2019/06/03
NASA mission planning Alisa Open Discussion 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 2019/06/03
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 2019/06/03
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 2019/06/02
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 2019/06/02
Story of resolving a Dolphin emulator issue Frisco Open Discussion 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 2019/06/02
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 2019/06/01
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
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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 2019/06/01
#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 2019/06/01
#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 2019/06/01
DD tweets Frisco Open Discussion 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 2019/06/01
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 2019/06/01
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 2019/05/28
> 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 2019/05/28
#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 2019/05/28
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 2019/05/28
#12548 No goal to benefit you more directly? Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/05/28
> 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 2019/05/28
> 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 2019/05/28
> 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 2019/05/28
patio11 is making his daughter save up to buy a doll Frisco Open Discussion 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 2019/05/28
#12541 I thought the conclusion made sense, but I didn't read the study. Frisco Open Discussion 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 2019/05/28
#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 2019/05/28
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 2019/05/28
NASA page on kites Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/28
Facebook permits calls for violence against people involved in "organized hate" Alisa Open Discussion 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 2019/05/28
In which Paul Graham tries to get a citation from someone with a PhD Frisco Open Discussion 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 2019/05/28
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 2019/05/27
*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 2019/05/27
> 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 2019/05/27
> 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 2019/05/27
> 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 2019/05/27
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 2019/05/27
#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 2019/05/27
> 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 2019/05/27
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 2019/05/27
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 2019/05/27
> 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 2019/05/25
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 2019/05/25
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 2019/05/25
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 2019/05/24
*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 2019/05/24
*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 2019/05/24
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 2019/05/23
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 2019/05/22
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 2019/05/22
#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 2019/05/22
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 2019/05/22
*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 2019/05/22
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 2019/05/22
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 2019/05/21
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 2019/05/21
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 2019/05/21
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 2019/05/21
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 2019/05/21
Hazlitt liked Hayek's *Road to Serfdom* Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Roosh V banned from Twitter for 7 days for tweeting the phrase "tranny freak" Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Hazlitt & "philosophy first" Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Hazlitt's published writing consists of ~10M words Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Hazlitt wrote *Thinking as a Science* at age 22 Alisa Open Discussion 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 2019/05/21
#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 2019/05/21
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 2019/05/21
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 2019/05/21
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 2019/05/21
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 2019/05/20
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 2019/05/20
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 2019/05/20
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 2019/05/20
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 2019/05/20
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 2019/05/20
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 2019/05/20
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 2019/05/20
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 2019/05/19
GISTE Race in Lake kingdom - part 2 Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/19
Apollo 11 (2019) documentary Alisa Open Discussion 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 2019/05/18
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 2019/05/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSicdnahJ7o video jokes about anti-child violence in latin american culture Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/05/18
#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 2019/05/17
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 2019/05/17
#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 2019/05/17
#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 2019/05/17
#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 2019/05/17
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 2019/05/17
#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 2019/05/16
#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 2019/05/16
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 2019/05/16
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 2019/05/16
#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 2019/05/16
#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 2019/05/16
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 2019/05/16
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 2019/05/13
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 2019/05/13
Introspection Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/13
RICE vs MOVE for injuries Alisa Open Discussion 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 2019/05/12
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 2019/05/12
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 2019/05/12
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 2019/05/12
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 2019/05/11
> 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 2019/05/11
#12335 CORRECTION: The paragraph beginning with “In the end” was by astazangasta, not by me; it should have been quoted. Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/11
More from lisper Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/11
Yes, I will email him. Alisa Open Discussion 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 2019/05/11
#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 2019/05/11
[email protected] on falsificationism and explanations Alisa Open Discussion 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 2019/05/11
#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 2019/05/11
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 2019/05/10
PPMD Falco Practice Guide (SSBM) Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/05/10
> 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 2019/05/10
> #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 2019/05/10
> should still be followed I meant: *could* still be followed Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/10
> in a rational when I meant: in a rational *way* Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/05/10
> 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 2019/05/10
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 2019/05/10
>> 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 2019/05/10
> 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 2019/05/10
>>> 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 2019/05/10
>> 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 2019/05/10
Record of Deleted Tweet Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/05/10
> https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1126810618718248961 > This tweet is bad. Why? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/10
https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1126810618718248961 This tweet is bad. Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/05/10
reddit comment on military history re maps and wargames curi Open Discussion 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 2019/05/09
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 2019/05/08
>> 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 2019/05/07
reddit Oism reply curi Open Discussion 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 2019/05/05
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 2019/05/03
Philip Greenspun on the 757 Max MCAS Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/05/03
HN comment on the737 MAX MCAS Josh Jordan Open Discussion 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 2019/05/02
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 2019/05/02
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 2019/05/02
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 2019/05/01
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 2019/05/01
> 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 2019/05/01
> 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 2019/05/01
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 2019/04/30
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 2019/04/30
> 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
More DD Twitter Blocks curi Accepting vs. Preferring Theories – Reply to David Deutsch 2019/04/30
#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 2019/04/29
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 2019/04/29
#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 2019/04/29
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 2019/04/29
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 2019/04/29
tokyo vs. NYC housing animated chart!! https://twitter.com/geographyjim/status/1121809404049776641 curi Open Discussion 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 2019/04/27
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 2019/04/27
> 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 2019/04/24
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 2019/04/24
#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 2019/04/24
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 2019/04/24
> 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 2019/04/24
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 2019/04/21
#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 2019/04/21
#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 2019/04/21
> 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 2019/04/21
#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 2019/04/21
> #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 2019/04/21
Detailed Majora's Mask remake criticism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=653wuaP0wzs Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/04/20
#12184 What behaviour do you interpret as an attack? oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 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 2019/04/20
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 2019/04/17
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 2019/04/17
What caused the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes Josh Jordan Open Discussion 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 2019/04/16
#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 2019/04/16
> 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 2019/04/16
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 2019/04/16
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 2019/04/15
good reddit discussion curi Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12170 Ok thank you for your time. Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/04/15
#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 2019/04/15
reddit comment on how eyes work curi Open Discussion 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 2019/04/15
I'll check back here tomorrow. Hopefully in a better mindset. Have a good day. Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/04/15
Who are you? Are you Canadian? Can you reference some of your old posts? Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/04/15
Is this your first time posting here? And why did you come here? What do you know or like about FI? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
Why do you want to make me feel worse than I already am? Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/04/15
#12157 I'm saying it's not for me. I don't like it. Sorry? Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/04/15
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 2019/04/15
#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 2019/04/15
#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 2019/04/15
#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 2019/04/15
continuing the reddit discussion curi Open Discussion 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 2019/04/15
#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 2019/04/15
#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 2019/04/15
#12148 Your topic is fine. curi Open Discussion 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 2019/04/15
> 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 2019/04/15
#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 2019/04/15
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 2019/04/15
#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 2019/04/15
#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 2019/04/15
#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 2019/04/14
#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 2019/04/14
comments on lying anticapitalists oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2019/04/14
reddit comment on dispute with binswanger curi Open Discussion 2019/04/14
How do I get back in touch with my emotions? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/14
reddit comment about Oism curi Open Discussion 2019/04/14
Soviet Central Planners Relied on the Sears Catalog. lol @ socialism Justin Mallone Open Discussion 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 2019/04/14
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 2019/04/13
#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 2019/04/12
> #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 2019/04/12
#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 2019/04/12
> #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 2019/04/12
#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 2019/04/12
#12124 Have you read this? http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/argument_from_intimidation.html oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 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 2019/04/12
Roger Scruton: An apology for thinking Alisa Open Discussion 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 2019/04/11
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 2019/04/09
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 2019/04/08
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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 2019/04/08
> 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 2019/04/08
#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 2019/04/08
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 2019/04/08
#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 2019/04/08
> 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 2019/04/08
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 2019/04/08
#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 2019/04/08
#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 2019/04/08
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 2019/04/08
> 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 2019/04/08
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Example of How Children Are Brutalized Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/04/07
[image] https://voiceofeurope.com/2019/04/german-headmaster-suggested-christian-girl-wear-a-hijab-to-stop-bullies/ Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2019/03/31
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#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 2019/03/30
new vid, curi writes an FI email: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTErWs2Hd2I Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/30
How astronavigation is similar to GPS navigation Josh Jordan Open Discussion 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 2019/03/30
https://twitter.com/amrenreposts/status/1111755560137846784 [image] https://www.amren.com/commentary/2019/03/letter-from-zurich-airport/ Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 2019/03/26
How Amazon dealt with its constraints Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/26
https://twitter.com/ImHardcory/status/1109117055335366657 [image] I have not read the study. Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2019/03/21
An interesting amateur tour of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/03/21
JSON list of stores that sell Sprite Zero Cherry Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/21
#12048 #Fired4Truth Alisa Open Discussion 2019/03/21
Non-overreaching and the Apollo space program Josh Jordan Open Discussion 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 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 2019/03/20
Gall's Law Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/20
I reply to a guy who thinks he refuted Objectivism on reddit curi Open Discussion 2019/03/20
#12043 I recorded those outside cuz that's when I had the inspiration. curi Open Discussion 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 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 2019/03/20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b53uiRFq4Ds 1 hour news report on how leftist policies are destroying seattle Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/03/19
GWBush's PressSec talks about Iraqi WMDs https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1108182597983703041.html Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 2019/03/17
Choice of words in "Best Optimum Batch Size" Josh Jordan Open Discussion 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 2019/03/17
Choice of words in "Best Optimum Batch Size" Josh Jordan Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 2019/03/16
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2019/03/11
right when he starts firing to try to backboost me... the double Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/03/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU AOC is a puppet. Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 2019/03/10
Does this contribute anything to economics? curi Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2019/03/06
replying to labor theory of value post on austrian econ subreddit curi Open Discussion 2019/03/06
[Tetris] Hypertapping can hurt your hand Josh Jordan Open Discussion 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 2019/03/05
Neat tech salary info site: https://www.levels.fyi/SE/Apple/Google/Facebook Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/05
Facebook is so fucking bad. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 2019/03/05
Re: NES Tetris level 33 reached for the first time Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/05
Markdown links for URLs with trailing parenthesis? Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/05
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> > 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 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 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 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 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 2019/03/02
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Fundamental Life Skills you'll gain by applying yourself at improving in fighting games. Alisa Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 2019/03/01
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https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1101318115541938176 [image] https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1101574084138196993 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/01
Ralph Cudworth on concentration Alisa Open Discussion 2019/02/28
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 2019/02/28
Twitter censoring Canary Mission again: https://us10.campaign-archive.com/?u=97f5dcf7e199dea4dc3139b76&id=08c34452da&e=6860d70a78 Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 2019/02/26
srconstantin: Humans Who Are Not Concentrating Are Not General Intelligences Alisa Open Discussion 2019/02/26
Correct link to screencapped comments: http://imgur.com/a/Hb2Ic Alisa Open Discussion 2019/02/25
Making Rolling Rocks SM64 video was a “torturous ordeal” Alisa Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 2019/02/23
[image] The use of a drug problem as an excuse for other bigger problems is interesting. Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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
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[image] The trash study link: https://www.gwern.net/docs/genetics/heritable/2019-lakhani.pdf Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 2019/02/21
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> Reporters are just lazy. Some laziness, but also a lot of partisan bias. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/20
a corrupt socialist?! Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2019/02/17
[image] [image] I'm more inclined to agree with Cernovich. Anyone agree with Horowitz? Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Why Amazon banning powerpoint in favor of memos Alisa Open Discussion 2019/02/08
https://twitter.com/thecalebbond/status/1091326743292534785?s=21 Great cross examination of a leftie lying about Venezuela sanctions Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/08
http://stonetoss.com/comic/balanced-breakfast/ [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/08
#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 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 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 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 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 2019/02/06
Marital fighting is funny? [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 2019/02/03
#11769 Thank you, Curi. Much appreciated. DeRoj Judging Experts by the Objective State of the Debate 2019/02/03
[image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/02
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 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 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
[image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/29
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 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 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 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 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 2019/01/27
#11734 forgot to quote this, my bad Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 2019/01/26
https://www.reddit.com/r/Objectivism/comments/afkv1k/where_do_i_start/edzk2ee/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/25
wrote a reddit comment curi Open Discussion 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 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 2019/01/25
Melee tournaments are a hassle: https://www.gofundme.com/buying-ed039s-tv-collection-for-a-new-uk-major Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 2019/01/25
#11714 Where did you get that quote? Where can I read more of the context? Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 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 2019/01/22
“You must be a slave to philosophy in order to achieve true liberty.” – Epicurus Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2019/01/19
#11649 yes. did you try looking it up? Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 2019/01/19
[image] what the fuck? Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/01/19
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[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 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 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 2019/01/19
[image] Evil tweet. Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 2019/01/17
Daniel Eran Dilger explains Apple's Harmony of Interests With Its Customers Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 2019/01/14
https://mises.org/library/intellectuals-and-marketplace Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/14
https://mises.org/library/socialism-and-decivilization Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/01/13
@#11616 Well that's all second-handed af. Anonymous Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 2019/01/12
#11611 Update: I edited in a second paragraph: "Do you remember who else gave a faceless speech?" curi Open Discussion 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 2019/01/12
#11598 #11599 Thank you! Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/09
#11608 ok but please don't cause trouble curi Open Discussion 2019/01/09
Am I allowed to join FI discord server now? FF Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 2019/01/09
Interesting info about what happened with the Mont Pelerin Society: https://mises.org/library/against-neoliberals Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2019/01/09
popper book oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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>>> 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2019/01/02
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWMfzkJh1ds Some history of loot boxes, pay2win, EA destroying video games. curi Open Discussion 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 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 2018/12/31
#11512 Thanks FF Open Discussion 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 2018/12/31
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 2018/12/31
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I recommend the documentary *An Honest Liar* about James Randi (from 2014). curi Open Discussion 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
Q1 Anonymous 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 2018/12/28
[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 2018/12/27
[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 2018/12/27
> “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 2018/12/27
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 2018/12/27
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 2018/12/27
#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 2018/12/27
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 2018/12/27
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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 2018/12/26
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 2018/12/26
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 2018/12/26
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 2018/12/25
Political Warfare by Rich Higgins Alisa Open Discussion 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 2018/12/25
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 2018/12/24
[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 2018/12/23
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 2018/12/23
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 2018/12/22
#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 2018/12/22
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 2018/12/21
#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 2018/12/19
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 2018/12/19
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 2018/12/18
housing construction quality in china is garbage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XopSDJq6w8E Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/12/16
#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 2018/12/15
#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 2018/12/15
#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 2018/12/15
> “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 2018/12/15
"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 2018/12/15
#11463 nice criticisms of the review Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/12/14
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 2018/12/14
#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 2018/12/14
#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 2018/12/14
Beginning of the end for Blizzard? Continuation of existing awful trends? https://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/ RIP HOTS. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/13
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 2018/12/11
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 2018/12/10
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 2018/12/09
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 2018/12/07
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 2018/12/07
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 2018/12/07
> #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 2018/12/06
#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 2018/12/06
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 2018/12/06
#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 2018/12/04
#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 2018/11/28
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 2018/11/28
xkcd ignorantly flaming Popper with "it's a joke" to hide behind if called on his bullshit: https://xkcd.com/2078/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/28
> 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 2018/11/28
#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 2018/11/28
#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 2018/11/27
>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 2018/11/27
#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 2018/11/27
#11429 Oh and if it’s socially oblivious, I wanna know more details. Oblivious of what social thing ? Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/11/27
> 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 2018/11/27
> 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 2018/11/27
#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 2018/11/27
#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 2018/11/27
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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 2018/11/27
>> 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 2018/11/27
> 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 2018/11/27
>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 2018/11/27
> 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 2018/11/27
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 2018/11/27
> 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 2018/11/27
Mentoring and Tutoring Dagny Open Discussion 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 2018/11/27
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 2018/11/27
> 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 2018/11/26
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 2018/11/26
#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 2018/11/26
> 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 2018/11/26
> 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 2018/11/26
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 2018/11/25
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 2018/11/25
> *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 2018/11/25
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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 2018/11/24
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 2018/11/24
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 2018/11/24
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 2018/11/23
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 2018/11/23
[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 2018/11/23
>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 2018/11/23
> 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 2018/11/23
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 2018/11/22
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 2018/11/21
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 2018/11/17
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 2018/11/17
#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 2018/11/17
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 2018/11/15
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 2018/11/15
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 2018/11/15
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 2018/11/15
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 2018/11/15
That's good. Alisa Open Discussion 2018/11/13
#11366 they don’t have *integrity*. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/12
There's also "one-sided" and "biased" Alisa Open Discussion 2018/11/12
Democrats often make claims 'without evidence,' but you'll rarely see it mentioned in the headline Alisa Open Discussion 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 2018/11/10
#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 2018/11/10
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 2018/11/10
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 2018/11/07
3min tour of new esports facility for gen.g (south korean esports team). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAIVRR4Ss0U Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/07
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 2018/10/31
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 2018/10/29
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 2018/10/21
>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 2018/10/21
> “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 2018/10/21
> “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 2018/10/21
#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 2018/10/20
ad blocking curi Open Discussion 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 2018/10/15
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 2018/10/15
Ritualized lying: https://spitfire.overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/thank-you-closer Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/10/15
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 2018/10/14
> 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 2018/10/12
The Left Doesn't Focus on Persuasion Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/10/12
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 2018/10/12
> 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 2018/10/12
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 2018/10/12
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 2018/10/12
> 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 2018/10/12
The Stakes (America vs. The Mob Part 2) by Justin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVRDZVq3-0 Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/10/11
If it weren't for double standards, the left would have no standards at all. Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/10/09
Thoughts on Moldbuggery, Curi? https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/ Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/10/08
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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 2018/10/06
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 2018/10/05
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 2018/10/05
#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 2018/10/04
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 2018/10/04
> “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 2018/10/04
> 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 2018/10/04
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 2018/10/03
https://voat.co/v/gaming/2762495 Alisa Open Discussion 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 2018/10/03
> “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 2018/10/03
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 2018/10/03
https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/1047239328013930497 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/10/01
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 2018/09/30
>“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 2018/09/30
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 2018/09/30
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 2018/09/30
Apple is wonderful and interesting. Though Cook is far worse than Jobs :( curi Open Discussion 2018/09/30
curi.us - Apple tech news (also objectivism) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1045755377520766976.html [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/29
The story of XQC (overwatch player/streamer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1bgzFGyNuU Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/29
Comparison and criticism of speedrunning marathons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vjyy-UkZBY Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/09/27
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 2018/09/27
#11249 No. oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/09/26
Is this blog antisemitic? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
New Coulter column: http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-09-26.html > NO MORE MR. WHITE GUY Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/09/26
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 2018/09/26
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 2018/09/26
http://www.displaymate.com/Diamond_41a.html [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/09/24
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 2018/09/24
what are some good productivity extensions for Chrome? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/23
fucking racists Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/09/23
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 2018/09/23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VPXzoDObNw RealRandFansAreAutists Open Discussion 2018/09/22
Andy, fuck off. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTqMM7HNM8 RealRandFansLoveLiberty Open Discussion 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 2018/09/22
#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 2018/09/21
#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 2018/09/21
[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 2018/09/21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTqMM7HNM8 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/21
#11222 Why are you linking that? Do you have a question? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/20
https://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/comments/9hjldl/progressives_are_completely_failing_at_properly/ David Fapman Open Discussion 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 2018/09/20
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 2018/09/20
mykl's apology/reflections curi Open Discussion 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 2018/09/19
#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 2018/09/19
> 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 2018/09/18
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 2018/09/18
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 2018/09/18
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 2018/09/18
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 2018/09/18
#11202 Did you have any particular facts in mind? oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 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 2018/09/17
#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 2018/09/17
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 2018/09/17
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 2018/09/17
> 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 2018/09/17
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 2018/09/17
>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 2018/09/16
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 2018/09/16
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 2018/09/16
#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 2018/09/16
> 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 2018/09/16
> 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 2018/09/16
#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 2018/09/16
>> 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 2018/09/15
"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 2018/09/15
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 2018/09/15
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 2018/09/15
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 2018/09/15
>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 2018/09/15
#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 2018/09/15
> 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 2018/09/14
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 2018/09/14
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 2018/09/14
[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 2018/09/14
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 2018/09/14
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 2018/09/14
*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 2018/09/13
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 2018/09/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIL3JD7rxdE Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/09/13
#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 2018/09/13
Why do people have music running through their heads? Is there anything we can do to get it to stop? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
http://www.settingtheworldtorights.com :( Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/09/13
#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 2018/09/13
> 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 2018/09/12
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 2018/09/12
#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 2018/09/12
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 2018/09/12
> 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 2018/09/10
[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 2018/09/10
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 2018/09/10
Amazon Censoring PUA Books curi Open Discussion 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 2018/09/08
> 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 2018/09/07
> 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 2018/09/07
#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 2018/09/07
> 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 2018/09/04
#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 2018/09/04
> 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 2018/09/04
#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 2018/09/03
https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1036717079439654912 [image] [image] https://twitter.com/adaminberlin/status/1036718919418040321 ![](https://curi. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/03
#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 2018/09/03
#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 2018/09/03
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 2018/09/03
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 2018/09/01
> 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 2018/09/01
#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 2018/08/31
> 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 2018/08/30
Aero (Overwatch coach) on learning: [image] from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9Ioz2Bodcg Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/08/29
#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 2018/08/29
ppl r dumb Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/29
Middle East Forum is hiring interns: https://www.meforum.org/articles/2017/fall-2018-internship-opportunities Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/08/29
#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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
>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 2018/08/27
>>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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
#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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
> 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 2018/08/27
Solid VDare article https://vdare.com/posts/a-perfect-storm-in-iowa-ten-points-about-mollie-tibbetts-murder Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/27
Number 8 on this list of immigrant mass shootings seems very iffy http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-02-21.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
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 2018/08/26
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 2018/08/26
> 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 2018/08/26
#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 2018/08/26
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 2018/08/26
#10891 yeah. and hey at least their ASP would be killer ;-) Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/08/26
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 2018/08/26
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 2018/08/26
Good talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzQZ5mpTodc oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 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 2018/08/26
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 2018/08/26
> 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 2018/08/25
Can Socialist make non-adhominem arguments? Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/08/25
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 2018/08/25
>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 2018/08/24
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 2018/08/24
#10840 Anyone know a good place to get writing feedback? Theres the discussion group http://fallibleideas.com/discussion Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/08/24
What are the rules about asking for writing feedback here? Andy Open Discussion 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 2018/08/24
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 2018/08/24
#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 2018/08/24
> 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 2018/08/24
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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 2018/08/24
should i get a robot vacuum? Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/08/24
>> 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 2018/08/23
Nelson Mandela's Economic Policy (1990) Guilherme Open Discussion 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 2018/08/23
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 2018/08/23
#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 2018/08/23
#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 2018/08/23
Lauren Southern's next documentary is going to be about immigration in Europe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxfUW6tqrhc Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
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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very chill playlist https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX3Ogo9pFvBkY Anonymous Open Discussion 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 2018/08/23
#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
[image] (simulators is a reference to programmers of a simulation under the simulation hypothesis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulation_hypothesis , which is a popular board meme) http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
> #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 2018/08/23
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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 2018/08/22
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, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism/ > We see suffering, injustice and death > Effective altruism is a response to this challenge. It is a research field which uses high-quality evidence and careful reas curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> It is possible to trade favors and both come out ahead, but people commonly don't treat this kind of thing as a trade, and typically don't discuss what each person will do for the other before one person does a favor for the other. Instead, if asked Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> Your first 2 examples I agree show that sacrifice is bad. This one is bad only if you get nothing in return for helping your friend move. Would have him help you move in the future, bond and enjoy a pizza when done, or getting something of value in curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Thank you for clarifying. >Sacrifice: My friend wants me to help him move to a new home. I would prefer he hires movers, but I help out, unpaid, because I think that's what friends are supposed to do. Your first 2 examples I agree show that sacr Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Sacrifice: I give a bum my iPhone because he's needy, and I've vaguely heard that one must help the needy, even though I think it would make my life better to keep it. Sacrifice: Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter to Artemis to regain divine favor a curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Could you provide me with some examples of what you consider sacrifices then? I can't get around the idea that giving up your life to stop Hitler was not a tremendous sacrifice. Could you help clarify this for me. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> I don't think I could provide an example in where crime pays based on your view of a capitalist society. I could provide examples in where crime paid in reality. If you agree that capitalism removes the incentives to crime then what is the proble curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Let's take a look at a seemingly more straightforward war like WWII. ** Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Do you accept that, by definition, things which are in your self-interest (in your own opinion) do not qualify as sacrifices? I think so but want to get some clarification. Let's say I want to donate some of my income to Improvements to the sc Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>> First of all, that was not a liberal-capitalist society > Did not say it was. Then what was the relevance? The point is the capitalist system doesn't provide economic incentives for crime (but deviations from it can). > It seems like you curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>First of all, that was not a liberal-capitalist society Did not say it was. I think we're talking past each other a bit here. Probably the way I am presenting things so I wanna try to summarize our differences so that we can move forward more Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> There is no need to Psychoanalyze me. I wasn't. Never mind. Please don't use personal examples going forward. > I've seen plenty of corruption growing up in Colombia. Crime does pay sometimes. First of all, that was not a liberal-capitalist curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>I understand that you may be psychologically conflicted about food, as many people are, but that's a major tangent. There is no need to Psychoanalyze me. I was giving you an example of sacrificing selfish needs of myself in the present for gains Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> I think you should sacrifice some profit in order to not cause unnecessary harm to others. I think by "harm" you're referring to crimes (and specifically things that would be crimes in a capitalist society, like initiating force, threatening for curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>You think *sacrifice* is not a bad thing? Not always. For example I am sacrificing my desire to order a pizza right now for my long term health benefits. >Is that because you think sacrifice is *necessary* sometimes? In other words, you thin Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> Are there examples of such nations that fit your definition of Capitalism? No nation has ever been fully capitalist. The US was more capitalist before the new deal, and there was substantial capitalism involved in the industrial revolution. The curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Let's refrain from debating the history of partially-capitalist societies and instead look at the principles, economics and logical reasoning involved in the issues. I don't see how this is something we can just ignore. It is directly tied to the Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/08/soros-funded-social-media-censorship-plan-aims-to-silence-all-dissenters-from-the-hard-left-agenda > Soros-funded social media censorship plan aims to silence all dissenters from the hard-Left agenda > The rece Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ZBm7VXKYY Gamestop is nasty. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
> have no bearing on political philosophy I meant no direct bearing. Of course correct philosophy must be able to account for reality, but that can often be rather indirect and unenlightening. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> particularly types of commerce particular curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> I am definitely in favor of Capitalism. It would be a this point very foolish to argue otherwise. It is the *100%* that I disagree with. Whenever I write "capitalism", please read "100% capitalism" or "laissez faire capitalism" or something like curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Objectivists are not libertarians; they *seriously dislike* libertarians. Rand thought Hayek was "poison" and also especially disliked Milton Friedman. Rand liked Mises individually, but not libertarians in general. This has, sadly, become somewhat m Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Note: When I write "AI" I mean what is sometimes called "AGI", and I read the above comments in that way as well. But then I saw e.g. the auto piloted drones, which do *not* involve AGI and are much inferior to a human mind, so there may be some confu curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
> we both come out head ahead curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Objectivists are not libertarians; they *seriously dislike* libertarians. Rand thought Hayek was "poison" and also especially disliked Milton Friedman. Rand liked Mises individually, but not libertarians in general. This has, sadly, become somewhat mo curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Altruism - sacrificing yourself for others, putting others before yourself is bad. I think we can work with that definition. I disagree that altruism is always good but I don't think it is bad. But here are some initial concerns I have about engag Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Starting small: I think part of the issue may be confusion about the term "altruism", which is sometimes defined in ways other than the way Objectivism defines it. That's why I specified what I (and Rand) mean by it when I rejected it: >> Altruism curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
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#10735 Nothing needs to remain static. You add highly skilled workforce. Some other human need emerge as the most pressing one. A question appears on how to fulfill this need. Currently, at the beginning, other people are working on fulfilling the Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
#10735 As I started writing, I said I disagree with Sam. Then I proceeded to conujure up a scenario in which Sam's concern would be valid. Sure they disagree with each other. They disagree in details. They have same core concern in common. I don't Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
SPLC fucking over FPM Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
#10736 Yes I think those errors are mainstream. At least mainstream among "intellectuals" and "elites". It's different among deplorable, Christian, Trump voters, who don't have much voice in the media... Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
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#10730 https://new.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/98yn8p/sam_harris_vs_capitalism/ >My issue is that right wing libertarian philosophy, just like much of existentialism, is based on the presupposition that humans are much more powerful t Guilherme Open Discussion 2018/08/22
> #10732 Hmm. Talk about AI can sound as SF. But there is nothing unreasonable in what I said, given enough time... > AI wouldn't be like people. For intellectual tasks, they would be superior sooner. For all other tasks, they would be superior lat Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
#10733 What I wanted to say: I think, once the software is solved, AIs can scale up, we can multiply then, (or they can multiply eachother) as much as they want. Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
#10732 Hmm. Talk about AI can sound as SF. But there is nothing unreasonable in what I said, given enough time... AI wouldn't be like people. For intellectual tasks, they would be superior sooner. For all other tasks, they would be superior later. Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
> This runs nicely with the statement that humans have unlimited needs. However, the economy only exists to deal with the need for other human beings. If there is a need for a physical resource, its price is only a factor if there are other human Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
I think economics is Sam's weakest points. And I disagree with him on this. But not as fervently as most of the people on this thread. I will try to improve Sam's argument here. So, someone can point to what I am missing. To contrast Sam, one ca Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
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Alan also wrote criticism of *Moral Landscape*: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/11/03/sam-harris-popper-and-morality/ Anonymous Criticism of Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape 2018/08/22
Alan wrote more criticism of Harris on this topic: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/08/21/harris-on-hoarding/ Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271101/twitter-censors-david-horowitz-calling-out-islamic-daniel-greenfield > TWITTER CENSORS DAVID HOROWITZ FOR CALLING OUT ISLAMIC ANTI-SEMITISM > David Horowitz was censored for tweeting, “But if you're a Mu Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
Disenchantment is a new netflix cartoon from the creator of the Simpsons and Futurama. It's very bad. I watched 3 episodes. The main characters change personalities for the joke of the moment, rather than being consistent. It has lots of jokes about g Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
I preordered but others should read this to see if they want the book: https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/21/exclusive-excerpt-ann-coulters-resistance-futile/ > Exclusive Excerpt from Ann Coulter’s ‘Resistance is Futile!’ — Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/after-isis-how-the-won-even-though-they-were-defe > We were told that people joined ISIS out of “alienation” or just because they are poor, but when we actually got to interview ISIS members when they were Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
Bye IDW curi Open Discussion 2018/08/21
crypto is a bunch of scams that harm regular folks. https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1032020250013753344 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
Research being done on using technology for finding buried mines to help self driving cars deal with snow https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/08/how-self-driving-cars-could-use-mine-detecting-tech-to-see-the-road/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
#10719 This stuff is scary. Spencer says: > In reading histories of the Third Reich I was always struck by how quickly — in just a matter of months — Germany went from being a free, democratic state to an authoritarian dictatorship, right under Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/08/gofundme-cancels-robert-spencers-withdrawal-of-funds-refunds-donations-without-explanation > GoFundMe cancels Robert Spencer’s withdrawal of funds, refunds donations, without explanation He tried to use GoFun Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
#10717 No. If you have specific concerns you should explain or quote them. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
The leftist media says that Trump is going to destroy the world economy and also cause a recession from his trade wars. Is there some truth to it. Should I be scared? FF Open Discussion 2018/08/21
I posted about an issue with screenflow 8 mouse cursors. https://telestreamforum.forumbee.com/t/q5rng3 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
New George Reisman ebook (115 pages): Marxism/Socialism, A Sociopathic Philosophy Conceived In Gross Error And Ignorance, Culminating In Economic Chaos, Enslavement, Terror, And Mass Murder: A Contribution To Its Death https://www.amazon.com/dp/ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/21
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My friend and I make sandwiches differently. [image] [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/20
http://blog.rongarret.info/2009/04/why-i-am-not-unicornian.html David Deutsch fan: > A disclaimer: this piece is a poor paraphrase of Deutsch's argument. If it weren't protected by copyright, I would just cut-and-paste the entirety of chapter 7 curi Open Discussion 2018/08/20
Paul Joseph Watson is apparently a follower of Stoicism, brought it up at the end of a recent vid https://youtu.be/Lct8ql2zoLo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/20
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#10708 >I found one of Curi's questions about Objectivists not being very well defined: Correction: I found one question from Curi about the position of Objectivists on fallibility not being well defined: Anonymous Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2018/08/20
I guess that fallibility and error correction are not very strong in the Objectivist epystemology, thats why it's not under it's stregth. But I haven't read any of their books about just that. I found one of Curi's questions about Objectivists not guilherme Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2018/08/20
>Strengths of Popperian epistemology: >understanding of rationality as being about error correction In Galt's speech Rand argues the problem with following an authority using fallibilism and error correction. >Redeem your mind from the hocksh guilherme Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2018/08/20
http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4055803&mc=15&forum_id=2 Guy working in White House got fired cuz he spoke at an event (Mencken club) that Richard Spencer has spoken at. I googled a past speaker list and it seemed like quite a mix of peo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/20
Great new David Horowitz article about Trump and NeverTrumpers. https://amgreatness.com/2018/08/19/trumps-character-and-trumps-presidency/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/19
https://wpgc.radio.com/blogs/white-woman-calls-someone-n-word-x2-bus-ne-gets-beat > A white woman was hospitalized following an altercation where she called a group of people the N-word on the X2 Metrobus. > Video emerged on Twitter showing the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/19
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#10701 one potential fear is a society where some rich ppl are post-scarcity and then some poor people haven't got enough. but the poor people could work for each other, and have their own economy. and anyway if i was so rich i didn't care for m curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>And, besides, if there somehow wasn't scarcity anymore, there'd be plenty for everyone (by definition), so what would one need a job for? I know. some people say "what if machines steal all the jobs? How are we going to get money?", But why do the guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
I wrote: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/98mgy8/eric_weinstein_wonders_what_is_to_have_this_time/e4hc828/ The stuff LT is talking about has little to do with TCS. It's just her views on how to deal with stuff. > I am cur curi Open Discussion 2018/08/19
#10698 great argument re: lack of scarcity not being scary Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
> It seems to me that people that expect that to happen are showing some kind of bias. Because why would one be optimistic about our ability to create technology but pessimistic about our ability to create new jobs? They don't understand scarcity. curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>>Future breakthroughs in technology (e.g. robotics, nanotech) could eliminate millions of jobs very quickly, creating a serious problem of unemployment. It seems to me that people that expect that to happen are showing some kind of bias. Because w guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>>for the richest possible person must still spend money on something, thereby spreading wealth to others. Spending money means acquiring wealth not spreading it. guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>>But that doesn’t mean a structure couldn’t be put in place to prevent poor uses of these funds. Is it not his argument that the government was the structure supposed to prevent poor use of the funds by the rich? Now he wants to create another guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
> basically autism rebranded jfc > And I say this as someone who considers himself, in large part, a “libertarian” In what sense is a person who wants to take trillions of dollars by force from the rich a "libertarian"? He's a particularl curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
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> Wow. You kicked his ass. It's not about kicking people's asses or beating others in some sort of competition, though. ET explained flaws in Harris's ideas. That's an amazing *gift*, not an ass-kicking. Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
Wow. You kicked his ass. I used to like him for his criticism of Islam. FF Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
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Sam Harris is evil. He advocates e.g. taking trillions of dollars by force. https://samharris.org/how-rich-is-too-rich/ Anonymous Criticism of Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape 2018/08/18
https://samharris.org/how-rich-is-too-rich/ Sam Harris is very bad. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
> Yea, and "almost anything" is wildly wrong, as I said. Repeating your claim to try and rationalize what you said doesn't change that what you said is soundly wrong. No, you cannot teach yourself almost anything, not remotely. A person with an ave ff Open Discussion 2018/08/18
I wrote about morality being contextual. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9863d5/criticism_of_sam_harris_the_moral_landscape_for/e4g0pe8/ > Is well being really dependent on the subjects values? Yes. E.g. some people like curi Open Discussion 2018/08/18
http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/17/screenshots-show-google-shadowbans-conservative-pro-trump-content/ > These Screenshots Show How Google Shadowbans Conservative And Pro-Trump Content Article talks about trying to promote his video, then trying Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
> The parties of the Right did not differ in principle from those of the Left. They were only more moderate Excerpt From: Ludwig von Mises. “Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War.” iBooks. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
From a comment on slickdeals regarding a monitor >damn i want this for office work! my wife would beat me if i bought another.. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
I added a feature to limit how many comments display so the page will load faster. See the original blog post at the top for details and a link. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10679 I interpret LaRouche as thinking he has Aristotle as the pro-science one (pro-empiricism). Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10677 He seems to have mixed Plato and Aristotle to a point of disbelief. He seems smart enough to not do this out of a lack of access to text or knowledge about either philospher. I've only read *The Nicomachean Ethics*, but I've often heard that Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
https://soundcloud.com/humanflourishingproject/episode-3-how-to-enjoy-growth-and-progress My comments on the ep, also posted to FB at https://www.facebook.com/HumanFlourishingProject/posts/1952583394805016 - Talking about *access* to real knowle Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Heard of before, but don't know anything about him. From the quote, he seems rather confused. Lots of people are confused. Shrug. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Ever heard of this guy, elliot? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_LaRouche#Ideology_and_beliefs Quote: *"According to George Johnson, LaRouche sees history as a battle between Platonists, who believe in absolute truth, and Aristotelians, who Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Regarding my Jordan Peterson videos: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/985sls/four_videos_discussing_jordan_petersons_12_rules/ > It's 11 hours long :O > How about a 15-30 min for the start, most important points? If an curi Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10673 i have also enjoyed TJs refrigerated lasagna quite a bit Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10668 - I guess our tastes are different. Mostly they include less of the stuff I don't like. Seeing a bunch of leaves, or avocados, or other random veggies I don't like instantly makes a meal look non-tasty to me. #10669 & #10670 - OK on the conc PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10671 haev you tried TJs meatloaf? it's refrigerated and it's just meatloaf with a little bit of tomato sauce, no sides. very good. you can add your own potatoes, bread, veggies or whatever to go with it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10670 thanks for the reminder that that exists :D Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
One of my favorites that maybe you'd like, PAS: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
> The only prep you do is microwave. They're all pre-cooked. It's kinda like a frozen dinner without the freezing FYI you can now buy lots of things like this at grocery stores like Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. I've tried and enjoyed a bunch from T Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10663 Blue Apron is similar to Hello Fresh. Judging by the pictures, Freshly meals look less tasty than Gobble to me. But the convenience factor sounds great. I'll try them sometime. Thanks. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
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Jordan Peterson commented more on Frozen: http://time.com/5176537/jordan-peterson-frozen-movie-disney/ Anonymous Frozen Comments 2018/08/17
Meal Services I've Tried PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Solid tucker vid on how radical and evil Dems are now https://youtu.be/cA6bu-1Qbi8 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
I emailed the following to the American Capitalist Party: you should have a serious discussion forum for people to discuss your platform and policies, where you or your representatives/proxies answer questions and criticisms. that way if people hav curi Open Discussion 2018/08/16
http://www.theamericancapitalistparty.com/policies.html > IMMIGRATION > We uphold this conviction: Open borders for honest immigrants is an application of the principle of individual rights to those foreign born. > Consequently, we support o Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/16
https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2018/08/mark-pellegrino-on-the-american-capitalist-party/ > from the time of the U.S. founding until the dawn of the Progressive Era—which was the advent of statism in America—the government spent 3 percent Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/16
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/08/16/2018-iphone-x-apple-pencil-support/ > Another Report Says Second-Generation iPhone X and iPhone X Plus Will Support Apple Pencil Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/16
>For both groups, and in both categories of stimuli, belief (judgments of “true” vs judgments of “false”) was associated with greater signal in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex they didn't do any controls, like just reading or button-pres Anonymous Bad Sam Harris Brain Scanning Research Paper 2018/08/15
The shame of the left Kodheaven Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Good info on media bias where they won't use terms like "right wing" when talking about politics in Muslim countries. https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/whitewashing-far-right-parties-in-the-middle-east Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Psychology textbook covering Popper looks potentially good: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/971hj9/the_problem_with_the_whole_democrats_are_the_real/e49nfcq/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War, by Ludwig von Mises, 1944: > Actually there have been in these last years all over the world two main political parties: the anti-Fascists, i.e., the friends of Russia (communists, f curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
> “A random guy on Twitter with a few thousand followers, Landon Simms, tweeted on Sunday night: > "My grandfather is a 96-yr-old German. When seeing Antifa videos, he shakes his head and says; 'We didn't think it could happen in Germany either. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
I posted criticism of a paper by Sam Harris and some coauthors related to brain scanning religious and non-religious people. I got a Change My View delta (gold star for changing someone's mind about something) and it gave me a wiki to list them: ht curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10647 Followups: kodheaven: >>> the U.S. "conservatives" are the real liberals – in favor of freedom, capitalism, limited government, non-revolutionary reform. >> I can see how that might be the case but you'd have to seperate "conservativ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Wow, Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch blog) got kicked from Patreon because of political bias by *Mastercard*, not by Patreon themselves (at least Patreon was willing to publicly claim this): https://twitter.com/Patreon/status/1029551216886341634 ![] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10647 I fear I will get ignored because the thread is a day old and already has 50 comments. I found it because it's currently in the top 10 on the IDW subreddit main page. Even if I get responses from a few more interested/active users, I think m curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Trying another subreddit (maybe): https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/971hj9/the_problem_with_the_whole_democrats_are_the_real/ > For sound-bite level of discussion: > the dems are the party of the KKK > the nazis were st curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10641 Objectivism has lots of people who value respectability, allies and philosophy PhDs. They aren't much like Ayn Rand. They try to get along with the libertarians and the leftist intellectuals. It's really sad. > It seems to me that Objectivis curi Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/15
20 years of iMac 🖥 🎂 🍰 🎁 🎊 🎉 🎈 https://t.co/K1mUhc1vfG?amp=1 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
> I consider myself to be a student of Objectivism and really love the idea of a Philosophy of reason. However, when it comes to the leaders of the Objectivism movement today I am totally lost on their political views. > I do understand why they d Mysterious Person Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/14
https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2018/08/mark-pellegrino-on-the-american-capitalist-party/ > Pellegrino: Right now, it is only a platform of governing principles and rough political goals. Our purpose is twofold: First—and if we achieve only Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/14
Good Post Shannon Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/14
Etymology is interesting https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_censor > The censor was a magistrate in ancient Rome who was responsible for maintaining the census, supervising public morality, and overseeing certain aspects of the government's fina Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/14
#10638 Another good one, mocking lack of wall progress: **Trump: Don't you see? The wall was inside you all along!** http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4051280&mc=5&forum_id=2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
xoxo has some of the best one liners on the internet thread title (no real content in thread as of now): *"What My 'Knockout Game' Experience Taught Me About My Unconscious Bias" (Vox)"* http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4051037&forum_ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Man explores dead and dying malls http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3494558&mc=36&forum_id=2#32396889 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
> Cicero talking in historical fiction novel Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Cicero, #1) >> Sometimes," he said, summing up the discussion with an aphorism I have never forgotten, "if you find yourself stuck in politics, the thing to do is start Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Cicero talking in historical fiction novel Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Cicero, #1) >Sometimes," he said, summing up the discussion with an aphorism I have never forgotten, "if you find yourself stuck in politics, the thing to do is start a f Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
> Democrats have more positive view of socialism than capitalism https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/13/gallup-democrats-prefer-socialism-to-capitalism/ The ignoramuses should read Mises. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Democrats have more positive view of socialism than capitalism https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/13/gallup-democrats-prefer-socialism-to-capitalism/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
[image] Link to Alan's post: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a-refutation-of-nicholas-dykes-on-karl-popper/ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Ancient Roman criminal punishments could be brutal https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poena_cullei Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
South Africa is gonna take white farmer land without compensation >Another person who gave testimony said: "We are going to take the land, even if it means we're going back to the dark ages. This country must be African. We are African." https: Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
eBooks page updated with formatting and FI archives: http://curi.us/ebooks curi Open Discussion 2018/08/12
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nice feature. Thanks. guilherme Open Discussion 2018/08/12
you can now add comments=n to the url to limit it to displaying the most recent n comments. example: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion?comments=50 it won't stay that way when you go to a new page (click reply, click post comment, etc), but you curi Open Discussion 2018/08/12
[image] Oh hey, Omri got hired by Ted Cruz :) And took his blog down :( http://mererhetoric.com https://web.archive.org/web/20120217215220/http://mererhetoric.com Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-450593?e=6d10385a84 > Fortnite is launching on Android, some time after iOS. Three interesting things. First, Epic has decided to bypass the Google Play store and get people to side-load the inst Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
#10622 i can see it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
My gif is not loading #10619 FF Open Discussion 2018/08/12
Thread on the sort of things that offend libs nowadays with a twitter thread about Trump used as an example http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4050057&mc=52&forum_id=2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
Solid price on Bose QC 35 ii at multiple sellers https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11929663 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
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My post asking how the FDR forum works was deleted too: [image] See #10606 for the post. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
i commented on Alex Epstein's 2nd epistemology podcast: https://www.facebook.com/HumanFlourishingProject/posts/1940289852701037?comment_id=1941565192573503&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D My process for separating non-knowledge from kn curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Example of me changing my mind in an argument (with Alan, about the implications of the second law of thermodynamics): https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/topics/3694 curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
http://www.fdrliberated.com > Today, he employs people to patrol his Facebook page, YouTube account, and forum, deleting information and user accounts that challenge his self-proclaimed role as the "salvation of philosophy" and the first man in his Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Molyneux sucks: http://www.fdrliberated.com/stefan-molyneux-tries-to-silence-another-voice/ he DMCAs critical youtube videos and tries to get critical forums shut down. http://www.fdrliberated.com/suit-claims-stefan-molyneux-listened-in-on-th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
I've moved FI to the google group. The google group is now the primary group. I updated the FI website and both group websites. (I prefer people continue sending to both since the yahoo group has way more people, and for redundancy in case google lose curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Burglar talking about how he decides where to burgle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtwD-c9hn58 oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/08/11
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Succession season 1 has finished. I liked it. It's renewed for season 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_(TV_series) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
[image] Maybe now FF will stop praising Molyneux and suggesting Molyneux is any good. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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advocating spanking children is a bannable offense. what a way to shut down debate! https://board.freedomainradio.com/guidelines/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
https://board.freedomainradio.com/topic/51450-how-does-this-forum-work/ title: > how does this forum work? body: > how does moderation work here? is there transparency for moderator actions? if you do anything wrong, do you get it explaine Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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[image] I think the wod "moderation" violates the "profanity" filter. i made the title vague and then it posted fine. jfc. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
On Twitter, Molyneux claimed interest in TCS crit of his parenting philosophy. So Justin tried posting ot Molyneux's forum. https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1027995040830746624 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
Peikoff at the Ford Hall Forum, ARI just put up 14 lectures: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqsoWxJ-qmMv6F-GQsbZmm72JMjHQVrtV curi Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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Alex Epstein replied to me in a friendly, positive way: https://www.facebook.com/HumanFlourishingProject/posts/1928308857232470?comment_id=1936527649743924&reply_comment_id=1937932722936750¬if_id=1533833126646996¬if_t=feed_comment_reply ![ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
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#10596 https works, you can use it, i just haven't gotten around to forcing redirects to it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
[image] So I had multitwitch open on 4 Overwatch streams, chat closed, went AFK ... and see this the next morning. huh. I wonder if he gave every viewer a free sub or something. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/09
Why no "HTTPS" for curi blog? FF Open Discussion 2018/08/09
I click links on topics that interest me. I am not lazy about clicking links. FF How Many People Don't Understand Links? 2018/08/09
How plausible is this? [image] https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-08/trump-buys-krugman-con Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
> Elliot, you should read this: > http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ Looking more: > Although we will be suggesting revisions and improvements to the scheme, many psychologists currently suggest that personality can best be understood in terms curi Open Discussion 2018/08/08
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6040727/Extremist-Muslim-father-New-Mexico-compound-training-kids-carry-school-shootings.html > Extremist Muslim father arrested at New Mexico compound housing 11 starving children was 'training them to commi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/08
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-08-08.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/08
https://soundcloud.com/humanflourishingproject/episode-1-the-problem-i-most-want-to-solve/s-6xyZM Alex Epstein is starting a new podcast series. This one is about the need for knowledge in life, and the difficulty of differentiating correct and inc curi Open Discussion 2018/08/08
https://www.drudgereport.com currently the top group of stories: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
Leaving the Infowars app was apparently intentional, see: https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/08/07/tim-cook-eddy-cue-made-conscious-decision-to-drop-alex-jones-podcasts-but-not-app looks like apple claims ToS violation on the podcasts but didn Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/08/06/google-releases-android-9-pie/ > Google Releases Android 9 Pie as Previous Oreo Release is Installed on Just 12% of Devices Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/08/06/infowars > Also curious: Apple only removed Infowars from their podcast directory — the Infowars app remains in the App Store. Different standards? Seems hard to justify de-listing the podcasts for “ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
#10529 > I updated the FI book recommendations page by adding this paragraph: > > Note: *If you don't like a book, stop reading it*. Ask a question about it, share a criticism, or try something else. If it's too difficult, *stop reading* and see anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
Leffen won evo. Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FvuePsWS-c Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/06
I commented on *Omnipotent Government* at: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion#c10528 Anonymous Mises Against Open Borders 2018/08/06
Post updated with another quote! curi Mises Against Open Borders 2018/08/06
Apple Censorship Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/06
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T9KDcICn8M&lc=UgxJ59Uhrkab8ndNL6l4AaABAg.8iSn5-9auUO8jaKmIdz1Ix Ray Cathode writes: >> Popper had a mistaken view of the nature of induction. In essence, he tried to argue that inductions are formed by the obser curi Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10578 There are lots of good people in South Korea. South Korea has been economically productive. Jeong doesn't represent it. Culturally, isn't she more of an *American* leftist than anything distinctively related to Korea? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
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hey we are getting a new Coulter book soon. that should be good :) https://www.amazon.com/Ann-Coulter/e/B00JLG65ZS Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10573 >> Who else is even in contention? > i don't know, not a big TV watcher... i've seen some hannity, he's ok but not as good as tucker. and saw some bill o'reilly in the past, who was ok but not as good as tucker. others are generally awful Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> Anarchy Breaks Out in Portland, With the Mayor’s Blessing > A vicious mob targeted the ICE office and even a food cart. The police followed orders to do nothing. > Andy NgoAug. 3, 2018 5:24 p.m. ET > Along the trolley tracks behind the U. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> I can anticipate a similar result with your answer about knowledge. They'd say something like "God is the explanation of how that's possible or what's going on there". And they'd say God is explained in the Bible, and I'd say it's an unsatisfactory curi Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10571 > Who else is even in contention? i don't know, not a big TV watcher... i've seen some hannity, he's ok but not as good as tucker. and saw some bill o'reilly in the past, who was ok but not as good as tucker. others are generally awful, Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
From the xoxo archives: The Fall of Github > not all companies are. github is kind of a tragic tale that's all-too-common in the valley of a well-meaning but naive white dork founder who gets browbeaten by the social justice crowd and continually c Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
>> GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be > Tucker the best TV news host? By far? Who else is even in contention? Like Hannity is okay but nowhere near sa Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10536 I had thee same view about it in the beginning, but the author does not use "altruism" properly. He is only referring to the outcome and not an intention. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be Tucker the best TV news host? By far? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
#10567 Thanks. I saw this as a variant of the question Christians typically ask about the universe, "Where did the universe come from originally if not God?" To which my answer has been that we don't know. But God doesn't provide an answer either, PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/04
> From: https://yesornophilosophy.com/ >> You could propose that knowledge always existed and was never originally created. God is eternal. That's not satisfactory either. > Why is that not satisfactory? The context was the questions: > *H Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
From: https://yesornophilosophy.com/ > You could propose that knowledge always existed and was never originally created. God is eternal. That's not satisfactory either. Why is that not satisfactory? PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/04
The quality of most political attacks is so low that Robert Spencer *routinely* gets mixed up for Richard Spencer. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ says geniuses are like this: > The Endogenous personality is the ‘inner’ Man; a person whose outlook on life is ‘inward.’ He is inner-directed, inner-driven, inner-motivated; one who uses inner modes of thi curi Open Discussion 2018/08/04
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Elliot, you should read this: http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
[image] Ultimate Sarah Jeong racist tweet collection link: https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1025437806775226368 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/03
[image] Context: Jeong wrote very racist, nasty tweets and got hired by NYT. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/03
> Netflix made a great Rome show: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Empire_(TV_series) > I just finished season 2. > It has a narrator and sometimes it cuts to modern scholars saying things about Rome. It's kinda a live action show, but w Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
someone humorously imagined what Trump reading the Sarah Jeong tweets at an upcoming Trump rally might be like (background here http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/02/new-york-times-sarah-jeong-racist/) http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/1/17639656/uber-lyft-bailout-nyc-taxi-drivers-cap > Lyft, Uber, and Via proposed a $100 million fund for underwater medallion owners, but the [NYC] mayor and the City Council said no thanks Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
> Conservatism's Hidden History http://www.danielpipes.org/18452/conservativism-hidden-history this perspective is worth being aware of. but Burke was a liberal. you could call it the reformer liberals vs. the utopian radical liberals. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
new reddit SUCKS. it is laggy to scroll up and down on a good computer, probably because of all the autoplaying videos. and compare how much content you can see on one page: old: [image] new: ! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Netflix made a great Rome show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Empire_(TV_series) I just finished season 2. It has a narrator and sometimes it cuts to modern scholars saying things about Rome. It's kinda a live action show, but with docu curi Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Apple reported earnings and the stock went up 5%. Mac sales were down, probably due to lack of updates to Mac models (MacBook Pros just got updated, but that was after the period reported; more updates will come this fall presumably). Apple bought Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/tommy-robinson-free-mef-heavily-involved > Tommy Robinson Free – MEF [Middle East Forum, with Daniel Pipes as president] Heavily Involved Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/origins-of-second-civil-war-globalism-tech-boom-immigration-campus-radicalism/ > In the 1980s, the universities embraced two antithetical agendas, both costly and reliant on borrowed money. On the one hand, ca Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Why do people use Medium? PS https://medium.com/topic/politics Judging by a few dozen headlines, ~all articles on major political issues are anti-Trump. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10546 I agree that he could get plenty of quotes for an article with some skill. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
http://thehill.com/regulation/labor/399690-doj-labor-dept-to-target-employers-that-discriminate-against-americans-by > The Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Labor announced an agreement Tuesday to work together in cracking down on companies that "di Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10543 the stuff you quote is amusing but it's kinda dumb too. he could read that book like 5 hours if he was good at reading (500 wpm). or he could have just read like a chapter, or started reading the chapter until he had enough quotes to yell at, o Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
I'd like to see the evidence that Burke and Godwin – hell and Mises and Rand who wrote things before 1960 – were racists by *my* standards (me being a person alive today). Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10543 > Mr. Goldberg’s thesis, gleaned from reviews and his endless electronic media appearances, is that the biggest thing (if not the only thing) that makes “the West” great are our Enlightenment/Lockean/Classical Liberal values. and th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> A few months ago, VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow asked me if I might review neoconservative #NeverTrumper Jonah Goldberg’s new book, Suicide of the West. I value my free time highly, so I was pretty dubious—Jonah Goldberg, who has been a medi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
https://hbr.org/2018/07/want-less-biased-decisions-use-algorithms > Thanks to the pioneering work of Paul Meehl (and follow-up work by Robyn Dawes), we have known since at least the 1950s that very simple mathematical models outperform supposed exp Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
https://www.wsj.com/articles/top-u-s-universities-back-harvard-in-affirmative-action-case-1532977076 > “Educational institutions have the requisite expertise and the right to make the inherently academic judgments on how to set criteria for their Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> #10532 there's a serious article saying that lesbians should learn to give blow jobs because some women have penises. related: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
[image] The Mises quotes are at: http://curi.us/2133-mises-against-open-borders Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=26161 > Belgian funded PA school still named after terrorist mass murderer > PA ignores Belgian demands to change name, yet Belgian funding of the PA continues unabated Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Ryan Waggoner email newsletter today begins: > Hi there, > When I was a teenager, my dad used to say that nothing good happens after midnight. > I know, he sounds fun, right? > But in this case, he was correct, because enrollment for Freel Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> Psychiatry is an absolute sham, an excuse to horrifically abuse children: > > http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5992551/Barbara-OHare-opens-abuse-hands-Dr-Kenneth-Milner.html That report says nothing about psychiatry. What it does say is Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Free iOS camera app (pay attention to instructions) https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11882827 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Have any of you read DIM Hypothesis? Did you like it? I read some and got bored. Same with Ominous Parallels. Does anyone know something I'm missing? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10532 there's a serious article saying that lesbians should learn to give blow jobs because some women have penises. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Satire can't keep up with reality anymore: https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1024093165916233728 oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10530 oh wtf. it's NOT Sowell. it uses his name, photo and handle, but then admits being a fake in the profile. but that may actually be a quote from the real Sowell. impersonator accounts should have an indicator that's visible without reading th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Thomas Sowell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThomasSowell/status/1023977297228046336 > “One of the most pathetic—and dangerous—signs of our times is the growing number of individuals and groups who believe that no one can possibly disagre Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
I updated the FI book recommendations page by adding this paragraph: Note: *If you don't like a book, stop reading it*. Ask a question about it, share a criticism, or try something else. If it's too difficult, *stop reading* and seek help or try so curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
i don't think i read Omnipotent Government. preface: > IN dealing with the problems of social and economic policies, the social sciences consider only one question: whether the measures suggested are really suited to bringing about the effects s curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
thx for the tip, i'll check if i've read that one or not. i've been rereading Human Action currently. > It's a lot better than the work of people who currently claim to represent him at the Mises Institute. aren't basically ALL his books better Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT0WlbXLpXM Yaron Brook attacked Charles Tew. Charles Tew comments. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Mises breaks things down and goes step by step. He also does a good job of organizing the book into sections and sub-sections. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10521 it's a *great* book. a huge achievement. it's long and has a low error rate. most thinkers would have a hard time writing one page with that low an error rate without being boring/pointless, and Mises manages to do it consistently for hundreds Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
the style of *Human Action* (by Mises) is very slow and careful. very anti-*overreaching*. it’s an example of how far you can get while mostly just keeping it simple and not fucking up. he's constantly putting together simple, almost "obvious" stuff curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10519 oh shit i got to the end and the #3 and #2 were serious, and then the #1 was hilarious trolling. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CgjGH2ddmI I'm finding it very amusing to hear an *analytical* person doing *analysis* of people's looks. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
unicode has some junk/mistake characters in it. https://www.dampfkraft.com/ghost-characters.html > You'd think that listing the source would make tracking down the origins of the characters easy, but it's important to clarify what counts as a "s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-450589?e=6d10385a84 > The ACLU did a publicity stunt in which it got Amazon's cloud facial recognition service to falsely identify US congressmen as criminals, by matching their pictures against Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/islamic-relief-fails-to-disprove-terror-links > The Middle East Forum (MEF) has decisively responded to a letter sent by Islamic Relief USA to members of Congress denying allegations made in a recent MEF report Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
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> Is COBOL holding you hostage with Math? https://medium.com/@bellmar/is-cobol-holding-you-hostage-with-math-5498c0eb428b interesting article on why COBOL is still used, the tradeoffs, and fixed point math. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/07/29/review-the-2018-macbook-pro-with-i9-processor-is-the-fastest-laptop-apple-has-ever-made-but-it-could-be-better > We've said it before —we think Apple got hosed by Intel, when they were gearing up for the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
This is an interesting video. It's the same guy from the above video, but in a real interview, unscripted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA6OwzQ-P1Q He's arguing with a lefty, and he concedes all kinds of false stuff, but he still argues some Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10510 note the video presents itself as unscripted and off-the-cuff, but it's actually scripted. the speaker is an actor, but also genuinely is a lefty. (in my understanding from doing too little research to know much about him) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLG9g7BcjKs leftist ranting about Trump's victory. interesting. lots of blame on Hillary. says that the polls were wrong because "we" (the left) suppress people saying what they really think. says that lots of Trump Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Same article, apparently the SEC thinks making too much profit on a voluntary transaction is fraud: > That’s *just* selling the bond for (much) more than Merrill paid for it. There is no lying at all. But the SEC still thinks it’s fraud: >> Anonymous Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30
Same article, Levine writes: > Still, you probably shouldn’t lie to your customers about the prices you paid for bonds. That's not legal advice or anything, and the law does seem murky, but in any case, your bank doesn’t want you to do it. Here Anonymous Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30
Reading the article and remembering things it said and then connecting them to my comments afterward is *too hard for people*. And they won't scroll back and forth to reread things and figure it out – even though that would be a step towards develop curi Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30
Maybe I should make pagination for comments. I don't like being forced into a paged view, but it could be a good *option* instead of making a new open discussion post periodically. It could be enabled only if there are 200+ comments, or something like Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/product/bacon-smokehouse-burger.html Really great flavor profile. I was impressed. The sauce is what makes it. Best McDonald's burger i have ever had Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/30
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=26155 > Quiz Israel out of existence - and win $50-$100! > PA TV quiz rewards Palestinians who deny Israel's existence PA = Palestinian Authority (maybe the West shouldn't fund them!?) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
[image] Meanwhile, the media are lying about Lakemba: https://youtu.be/x9MgCE933w8 (Interesting tidbit at the end: Stefan didn't think Lauren going to Lakemba would be productive. He admits he was Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Khaled sounds awful even by the standards of being a performer. Does he get some kinda affirmative action bonus for being a Muslim that helps him keep getting gigs? Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/30
https://twitter.com/usatodaymoney/status/1023678822305038336?s=21 Presuming they give u MacCoins when u get a Big Mac for a dollar using daily app coupon, Big Macs are gonna be the best deal at McDonald's deal at mcdonalds Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://t.co/I6WZ3LAvk0 Steve Bannon says: > “Absolutely. The main two differences between right-wing populism here and in Europe is that in Europe, even my right-wing brothers in Italy, they still look to the state for solutions. The question Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/29
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#10495 This relates to an ongoing policy I was thinking about today: In general, I'm highly responsive to requests, but not very responsive to unstated preferences that people seem to want me to guess and then act on (while they, often, would deny curi Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Twitter cut too much off the quote so it's confusing. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
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#10493 > Both groups got better. The antibiotics didn’t work any better than the placebos, though. Placebos are highly effective for many conditions, and have been shown to enact neurophysiological change in patients exposed to them. That is, pl Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10492 > The problem is, of course, that parents are not the ones who would actually be subjected to my interventions. The children, my patients, don’t get to choose. And it isn’t fair to treat parents’ worry through the vulnerable bodies of Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10491 the Lyme article link: https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/07/25/the-challenge-of-chronic-lyme/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10476 Besides making up McDonalds food symptoms, people also do this: [image] See also, the history of "hysteria" (read Szasz books covering history, like Manufacture of Madness). Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
[image] Ugh. Well, as I've said before, he's on a 4 year clock (NOT 8 years). He really, really, really should have built a wall already. But the end of his term is the hard limit on reasonable patience. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Lots of negative words are also used as positive words. They're still used as negative words, too. Examples: Sick, nasty, bad, ridiculous, disgusting, crazy, insane. Why? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/92ot86/dj_khaled_performance_crowd_reaction/e37dozx/ > He [Khaled] killed the energy at Coachella and got boo’d off stage at EDC Las Vegas. Idk why people keep bringing this dude in EDC vi curi DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/28
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Two of top 3 posts on the Overwatch subreddit right now are attacking Khaled: [image] Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/28
Another common one is: Q: Are you going to reply about X? A: [ignores question, feels pressured to reply about X, maybe starts replying] Often, I don't care that much if someone is going to reply or not, I just want to know so I can act accor curi Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Khaled > In 2018, Khaled became the subject of considerable ridicule on social media, particularly on Twitter, after a 2014 interview resurfaced in which he stated that he would not perform oral sex on his wife. In Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/28
There are various types of discussion which suck, like: - discussing how much authority/expertise/credentials a poster has, as a proxy for discussing his claim - flaming - calling someone biased, instead of addressing their arguments, as a me curi Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
> It happens with all kinds of meta discussion, not just asking why they didn't discuss. If you talk about how they were discussing badly, they often ignore you to discuss more. If you ask why they think the topic is unimportant (or whether they think Anne B Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
> The pattern seems to be they avoid bigger questions and bigger issues, like why they do things. They respond about smaller, more limited issues. Even when I recognize that someone wants to discuss why I didn't discuss something I often don't know Anne B Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
People do it *even more* when you haven't asked a direct question. People know rhetorical questions exist, but are bad at figuring out which questions are rhetorical or not. People aren't very literal or precise in general. Lots of people phr curi Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
great behind the scenes content from the Overwatch League Finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzdB3zGgXh8 (has day 1 spoilers) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10463 Another indication twitter deleted a lot of bots, not MAGAs. They apparently deleted way more Obama followers than Trump followers: https://twitter.com/JohnRLottJr/status/1023272920049758215 > Interesting that Obama had about 10xs more fa Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Standard, good red pill tips: https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/the-male-sexuality-shaming-shit-test/ It's interesting how the guy with the newbie question says: > I know the correct answer is and then says the socially-normie tot Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
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#10474 no, he loved money. since you're being pedantic, you ought to remember the difference between money and paper money. did you have a positive suggestion for a better emoji? there's no gold bar. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10473 von Mises hated money. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Updated Twitter profile. One emoji per thing instead of two. Added MAGA. [image] curi Open Discussion 2018/07/27
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#10470 dumb, indirect, passive voice. like the username "A Jurisprudence is Performed" Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> #10468 lol @ this xoxo comment. i don't think other ppl will appreciate it but i think you will: >> A cinema is attended I forgot what this reference is about Btw https://twitter.com/slickdeals/status/1023007651934945280?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10468 lol @ this xoxo comment. i don't think other ppl will appreciate it but i think you will: > A cinema is attended Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> Perhaps the buzziest money-loser of the year is MoviePass, which has upended the film industry by essentially giving away millions of free movie tickets. Until recently, MoviePass members could pay $9.95 for a monthly subscription that allowed them Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10466 jeez i read a bunch. this is the worst one: https://twitter.com/almostjingo/status/1022314561930579968 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/399278-trump-had-repeatedly-asked-aides-to-ban-reporters-before-cnn-incident Trump sucks at tyranny; has to fight with staff to get even a single reporter banned from WH To compare, here is some stuff Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10464 shut your mouth, shut your mind, and learn to obey Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> WORCESTER, Mass. — A freshman tentatively raises her hand and takes the microphone. "I'm really scared to ask this," she begins. "When I, as a white female, listen to music that uses the N-word, and I'm in the car, or, especially when I'm with all Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
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> Why can't we have 10%? Cuz of anti-capitalism. Progress would certainly more than double if we had pretty pure capitalism and minimal government. 10% wouldn't even be that would. There's way more than a factor of 3 loss from the destructive po Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
[image] I want to live in a world where 4.1% is shit. Why can't we have 10%? Also a world where people don't make such a big deal out of GPD since, as is well know, it's a crappy, misleading, flawed s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
kinda interesting article about a semi-right-winger and how he differs from the left he used to be more a part of. https://areomagazine.com/2018/03/11/a-liberal-who-remembers/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/culture-war-turns-expression-and-free-speech-into-weapon/ > In a culture-war world, it is inescapable that everything becomes a weapon. Stupid opener. It's kinda like a tautology. In an X-world, X is inesca Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10457 What do I (who?) misunderstand about Popper or Mises? With Hayek I presume you consider *disliking* him to be misunderstanding. But I like Mises and Popper, so I don't even know what you're talking about. Maybe you're bad at communicating Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
It's that you lack the austrian spirit. Die Österreichische Geist. This is the thing that prevents you from understanding Popper, Mises, Hayek and all those other people. You just don't get it. You don't understand the culture it all came from Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
brooooooooooooo I realised what your problem is. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> because I don't want the left to think I'm a racist. Or even say it, dishonestly. Do they even think? Do they actually *think* their targets are racists? Can they meaningfully think such a thing given their unwillingness to think about what "raci Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> "I swear by my life and my love it, that I am my brother's keeper, and he is mine" And I'll make him be mine, whether he likes it or not, and no matter what country he's from because I don't want the left to think I'm a racist. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
"I swear by my life and my love it, that I am my brother's keeper, and he is mine" Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTAWaWMeB8c Stefan Molyneux says "SCHOOL SUCKS". Decent video, especially the first few minutes. He goes off on some tangents and repeats some stuff later on. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
Constant Contact shuts down VDare account due to "white supremacy" https://twitter.com/vdare/status/1022910090121277440?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
HorowitzCenter and more are shadowbanned on twitter. https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1022820066323251200 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
RIP free speech and Western values in Sydney. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqY4Z1fTrMc Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
Breitbart News liked your Tweet curi Open Discussion 2018/07/27
Horowitz Freedom Center Newsletter writes: > Congressman Keith Ellison — a good friend of Jew hating, anti-white Louis Farrakhan — is demanding Amazon ban the Freedom Center from selling our books and pamphlets. jeez. prominent dem politi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Another example of how psychiatry thwarts the rule of law: https://twitter.com/PamelaGeller/status/1022674700361654272 > Canada: “Mentally ill” Muslim found “not criminally responsible” for STABBING three soldiers in army recruiting cent Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
skool sux curi Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Hopelite curi Open Discussion 2018/07/26
#10441 Odds they save me? Assume I would die of old age at 90 and i'm currently 42. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Company already working on senescent cell clearance starts a spin-off targeting cancer https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/07/oncosenx-is-the-oisin-biotechnologies-spinoff-targeting-cancer/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Bose QC35 II on sale $278 https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/fp/407839 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Hoplite curi Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Libs sometimes act as if the following were true: if there was ever any racist argument for a policy then the policy is bad. But they are inconsistent. Like there used to be racist arguments for favoring certain countries in immigration quotas s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Another great patio11 tweetstorm. This one is talking to his bank about buying US currency. https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1022321992312078336 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Psychiatry is an absolute sham, an excuse to horrifically abuse children: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5992551/Barbara-OHare-opens-abuse-hands-Dr-Kenneth-Milner.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Trump gets EU to agree to lower tariffs https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/25/trump-we-hope-to-work-something-out-on-a-fair-trade-deal-with-europe.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Just noticed Roseanne is Rose + Anne. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/exclusive-obama-administration-knowingly-funded-a > the Obama administration approved a grant of $200,000 of taxpayer money to an al-Qaeda affiliate in Sudan — a decade after the U.S. Treasury designated it a Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Steve Jobs stories: https://www.cake.co/conversations/g4CP6zJ/the-secret-call-to-andy-grove-that-may-have-helped-apple-buy-next Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Professor marks student down for using "mankind", says word is sexist and only refers to men https://youtu.be/kAxUDMy1oUw Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Hi Hi I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2018/07/24
Trump proposes totally free trade with EU but is doubtful they'll take him up on it https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1021909900941815809?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/CaolanRob/status/1021767477552795648 Good video. Lauren Southern tries to talk to some protestors but they won't discuss, they just want to flame her. LS asks for evidence and what they come up with is that she disagrees with th curi Open Discussion 2018/07/24
SNL writer criticizes culture of intentionally unfunny comedy http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/23/snl-writer-michael-che-criticizes-unfunny-comedy-culture/ Apparently people are making programs where they just eg talk about their being queer an Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
[image] that’s impossible, she went to rehab years ago. doesn’t rehab work?? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Apple has released a patch for thermal issues on 2018 MBP https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/07/24/tested-apples-patch-fixes-the-thermal-situation-in-the-2018-i9-macbook-pro Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> Why didn't Roark read philosophy? Why didn't he ask for criticism? > Why doesn't he do some of the things FI members do? Why is he too sure of everything? Rand didn't know everything. The internet didn't exist. Who would Roark have asked for Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10420 You're paying selective attention to people who are putting effort into not learning from you. 99% of people need to learn a ton. Try to help someone who wants to learn (yourself or others). If we could help the top 10% of people a lot, then th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10421 I could do that. There are some downsides, like it involves hidden stuff and people suck at computers, and expanding stuff is an extra step, and once there are more articles it'd require article categories for them all to fit on one page. I curi Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10398 What about having broad headings on the side bar that unfold more specific headings beneath them when you click? oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> there are better people to help first, who are more interested in learning/thinking/reasoning/truth. don't try to start with some of the most unreasonable people. There must be something a person could say that would drive them towards the center ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> there are better people to help first, who are more interested in learning/thinking/reasoning/truth. don't try to start with some of the most unreasonable people. There must be something a person would say that you drive them towards the center. FF Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Why didn't Roark read philosophy? Why didn't he ask for criticism? Why doesn't he do some of the things FI members do? Why is he too sure of everything? FF Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> #10415 Shouldn't people try to burst their bubble? They are thinking they are on the right side and destroying society. there are better people to help first, who are more interested in learning/thinking/reasoning/truth. don't try to start with s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10415 Shouldn't people try to burst their bubble? They are thinking they are on the right side and destroying society. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10408 Great followups by @patio11 [image] > How would FI members deal with these people? Why deal with them? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
How would FI members deal with these people? FF Open Discussion 2018/07/24
You don't need to write "Image:" in front of your images. https://qz.com/980766/the-truth-about-false-rape-accusations/ > In every academic study, one of the most common kinds of false accuser is a teenage girl who tells her parents she was rape Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
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someone linked me this - https://qz.com/980766/the-truth-about-false-rape-accusations/ ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
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[image] The left is so nasty and hateful. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/22-of-us-population-does-not-speak-english-at-home > Some 13.5 percent of the U.S. population -- 44 million -- is foreign born, the highest level ever, and many are not proficient in English, ch Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10404 The hover thing started working. I'd already tried on multiple pages and refreshing multiple times. But now it works. I don't get it. https://twitter.com/SoiledSnowflake/status/1021813452984086530 > I am 100% sure that Basileus has been a Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10404 I follow some people using lists and bookmarks. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10399 When I hover my mouse of one of their names, info about them pops up. This is normal on twitter (not mobile). Example: [image] But it won't show up when I hover on Basileus. FF, is twitter scre Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Its funny how aggressive they get even if you agree with them on many issues. They want you to fully submit to them. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/eunarthabossamy/status/1021808989896564737 ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/mariato3108/status/1021811031276961794 https://twitter.com/danielmhenry/status/1021809562960064512 ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
I couldn't convince them of anything. But I was totally calm throughout as they attacked me. It felt awesome. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/basileus420/with_replies I had a lengthy arguments with feminists on twitter. https://twitter.com/Ms_Liz2/status/1021823199644975105 https://twitter.com/SoiledSnowflake/status/1021813452984086530 https://twitter.com/SoiledS ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Rational Essays Site Updates curi Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Bounded and Unbounded Emotions curi Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/07/24/iphone-x-resale-value iPhone X resale value is 75-85% of the original price. It's 9 months old. Amazing! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> https://vdare.com/articles/conservatism-inc-s-fawning-response-to-james-gunn-scandal-reveals-where-its-true-loyalties-lie > Some conservatives have double standards on what jokes they think should destroy people's career. The double standards are Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
>https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11856451 > Good deal on widescreen monitor tho some ppl complain of flickering at higher hz Good price but brightness on monitor is kinda low. Much lower than iMac 5k display Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/24/throttling-i9-macbook-pro-power-delivery-chip/ > A user posting on reddit and in the MacRumors forums has given a detailed account of their findings and attempts to circumvent the throttling previously discovere Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11856451 Good deal on widescreen monitor tho some ppl complain of flickering at higher hz Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://vdare.com/articles/conservatism-inc-s-fawning-response-to-james-gunn-scandal-reveals-where-its-true-loyalties-lie Some conservatives have double standards on what jokes they think should destroy people's career. The double standards are com Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
iPhone X vs. Macbook (12", not pro or air) 19% of the weight and 49% of the battery power (in terms of actual amount of energy is in the battery, unrelated to how much energy the device uses). The iPhone X has a much higher battery-to-other-stuf Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
[image] People are so concerned with correlations and think that correlations speak for themselves. This is connected with induction, which basically says the data can speak for itself. Inductivists a curi Open Discussion 2018/07/23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EiyuZwPKFQ Documentaries about Greece are generally nice. Most of this one is pretty good. It has a huge inaccuracy, though. It presents all the Greeks including the Athenians as being equally bellicose, and pres Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
Tucker: Washington not worried about male wage crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJVN_ReJD00 Yes there are flaws here (some of the concerns about automation in factories and self-driving cars, as a threat to male jobs). But there are import Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
https://youtu.be/20HDmRbYefw?t=5m14s Obama, like many "leaders", has no real control over what he says publicly or what the leftist agenda is. In 2003, he tried saying we should do more to promote marriage in order to reduce gun violence. He got at Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
How do you compare: 1) MGTOWs fooling themselves that they're OK with no woman. 2) Blue pillers fooling themselves that their marriage is great. ? And whatever is going on with society in general, how do you decide which is more risky or p Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/23
https://www.aqr.com/Insights/Perspectives/Virtue-is-its-Own-Reward-Or-One-Mans-Ceiling-is-Another-Mans-Floor About how virtue investing should/must generate lower returns. > What happens when one group of investors, call them the virtuous, simpl Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
steelmanning overrated https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/27744 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/23
mgtow is ok. some legit red pill points. haven't read a ton of their stuff. curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/23
MGTOW Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/23
#10372 half the people Trump hires are disloyal. he has trouble even controlling the FBI. as ridiculous as a coup is, Trump isn't even close to the *table stakes* just to get started on failing at a coup. he's so far from having tight control over a l Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/23
i replied to Alan's new blog post about overreaching. it uses Brett Hall as an example. https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/07/23/overreaching-example-psychopaths/#comment-4908 curi Discussion 2018/07/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyIftAPf7kM bully hunters is going to harass bullies in order to make **everyone** welcome (except ppl who are labelled bullies without a trial). hmmm ::thinking:: Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gim3d1qlZog his sexual orientation is male cars..? ... bro, have you considered a RealDoll? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
The Honest Gold Digger https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OgHct5RkRwE Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
> #10368 she has disabled [youtube subscriber numbers] using an option. You can hide subscriber numbers on YouTube, oh. i wonder why someone popular would do that. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10368 she has disabled that using an option. You can hide subscriber numbers on YouTube, Ff Discussion 2018/07/22
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[image] jfc. even if Trump was gonna do a military coup or something, wouldn't he wait until 2024 when he runs out of legitimate years in office? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
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"Punch a Nazi" (ft. Rucka Rucka Ali) - Social Justice: The Musical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AhGYo9TExU Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
Brittany Venti says: if you say something that sounds scripted, and it wasn't even scripted, that's bad. good point about internalizing being a fake panderer. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10367 On a random YouTube video I see "Subscribe 1.6m" to tell me how many followers the person has. But on Brittany it just says "Subscribe" with no number. Is that YouTube fucking with her account? I wasn't able to find her follower count but I Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
streamer permabanned from Twitch for parody interview she did as a "woman's rights advocate" encouraging more women to engage in mass shootings, on basis that she engaged in serious violent threats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA2HiqEJ1XA Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10363 every "reply" button takes you to the bottom. End or Command-Down work on desktop. You're presumably on mobile. icab has the feature built in. Scroll to bottom bookmarklet: javascript:window.scrollTo%280%2C100000%29 All the mobil Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10363 I want that button too. ff Discussion 2018/07/22
> You are underestimating his fame. He has strong cachet among Millennials and he's very widely read among shitlibs. HIs writing is all over college syllabi. Go to an affluent or at least college educated shitlib couple's house and 50/50 you see his b Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
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#10361 have you tasted poop? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
#10341 it tastes GOOD. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
[image] fucking paypal. fuck deplatforming. patreon is the same. gumroad are probably SJWs. i don't know if stripe is the same or not. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
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A movie suggestion Anonymouse Discussion 2018/07/21
Trying to have Paths Forward with Vox and NYT about gun violence stats/facts, but there are none: https://crimeresearch.org/2018/05/responding-voxs-popular-americas-unique-gun-violence-problem-explained-17-maps-charts/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
[image] There are no Paths Forward here. There's no way for the truth to change Black's mind. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
snapchat is fucking awful but there are other options like AR Measurekit can do a face mesh! demo vid: https://twitter.com/MeasureKit/status/926154030933528579?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E926154030933528579&ref_url=https%3A Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
downloading snapchat to see how it's true depth camera (iphoneX) face filters are. more realistic animoji that hide your face, or will just partial masks/overlays that don't give enough privacy? let's see... Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
over 2 weeks, no Evan continuation. he's bad to talk to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iajOfqDF5bk&lc=UgzdOsr8dFLk843Z_S54AaABAg Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
dota2 gives broad permission for *live* streams of tournaments with your own commentary, (with your normal ads/sponsorship stuff disabled): http://blog.dota2.com/2017/10/broadcasting-dota-2/ > in addition to the official, fully-produced streams Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
> “Putin is the illegitimate leader of a corrupt and dysfunctional country, an economic nonentity among nations, geographically overstretched, with a rusting military and a population increasingly composed of aging drunks. Trump is the constitutiona Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
curi's dragon animoji reads xkcd comics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkK-UJur5mI Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
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Useful search to find Daniel Eran Dilger articles: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aappleinsider.com+%22By+Daniel+Eran%22 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/19/ifixit-2018-macbook-pro-keyboard-dust-exposure/ neat testing of new apple keyboards with glowing paint dust Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/07/20/phillies-apple-business-chat nice workflow! > To order, a fan would first open the iPhone camera app and scan the QR code on the seat back. That will launch prompts on the iMessage text screen to plac Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
https://www.memri.org/reports/former-isis-member-nour-al-din-al-hatimi-explains-how-he-grew-disillusioned-organization guy goes to Syria to fight for Islam with ISIS. finds out: the muslims there don't want foreigners in their country, and ISIS is Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
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> #10260 nu i like poop but it was also le first ting i thought of cos of how much i like POOOOOOOOOOOOOP. also i dont LIKE poop i like EATING poop. > poop tastes gud. Mr. Hankey fan? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
[image] Sometimes article titles are all caps. Fix with: Edit -> Transformations -> Capitalize But there's no hotkeys for the case transforms by default. Also I went ahead and made an easier to pre Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
#10260 nu i like poop but it was also le first ting i thought of cos of how much i like POOOOOOOOOOOOOP. also i dont LIKE poop i like EATING poop. poop tastes gud. derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/20
OS X custom text editing hotkeys Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
emacs text editing shortcuts and their global macOS equivalents. https://jblevins.org/log/kbd Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
> What do you think of visiting escorts? The reason people want sex so bad is the social-cultural meaning. There is massive social-cultural pressure for prostitutes not to count, for it to be deemed non-meaningful (like casual party hookups, but ev curi Discussion 2018/07/20
[image] bad tweet by Ann. Trump is right. Google is an American company and the EU are a pack of thieves who steal money from US companies with "fines" (by force). Total bullshit that does take advantage Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
about Trump and Putin Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
What do you think of visiting escorts? buddy Discussion 2018/07/19
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/pew-research-center-study-shows-that-democrats-have-shifted-to-the-extreme-left/ in the last 23 years, dems have shift left far more than republicans have shifted right. read some of the poll questions Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Sounds like Kindle is completely broken. They are standard html blockquote tags. Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/07/19
I read this article on Kindle, via Send to Kindle app and I couldn't differentiate the quotes from normal text, they appear the same. Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/07/19
Thanks. I swapped their names on gumroad for future downloaders. curi Discussion 2018/07/19
fyi, I think your recent screencasts are labeled incorrectly in Gumroad. e.g. Video 2 is labeled "Parenting; Free Speech", but it's actually the one on pressuring kids, etc. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
first guy on Penn and Teller Fool Us, s05e04, says that his original tricks (the ones he invented) got the best audience responses, so he had the "courage" to keep performing original tricks. doing more of your best-performing, best-selling stuff i Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
https://twitter.com/mujabes/status/1019369643725742085 lol Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Updated the post with a couple more tips. FYI the max image dimensions are 500 pixels tall, 833 pixels wide. Larger images are automatically scaled down (proportionally) so don't worry about it. curi Improvements to Comments 2018/07/19
[image] lol Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
[image] I watched the video. He says Muslims love this world too much, and hate death too much, and need to change by embracing Islam more. [image] liar Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
https://www.memri.org/tv/chicago-friday-sermon-ashraf-nusairat-berates-listeners-for-loving-this-world-more-than-they-love-making-sacrifices > Chicago Friday Sermon By Dr. Ashraf Nusairat: Muslims Are Humiliated “Because We Love Our Children More Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
#10322 "you are a racist" = "i don't like you". they have no regard for what words mean. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
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ESPN uses Slasher's info and the story Slasher broke (overwatch news), and then doesn't give Slasher any credit in their article. Monte (an overwatch league caster) says he gave credit to Slasher, so ESPN actually cut that part. People say that Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Improved the quote links not to quote blank lines. curi Discussion 2018/07/19
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> Leftie actor deletes tweet suggesting lefties interested in keeping open mind should follow mainstream conservative Ben Shapiro, then apologizes for tweet Knowing lefties, I initially read this as the following scenario: lefty is flaming other Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Leftie actor deletes tweet suggesting lefties interested in keeping open mind should follow mainstream conservative Ben Shapiro, then apologizes for tweet https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/19/mark-duplass-mindy-project-star-apologizes- Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
> “HE'S BELIEVING PUTIN OVER OUR OWN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES? Moral equivalence! Treason! High crimes and misdemeanors! Kristallnacht! Trump might as well have trampled on a portrait of George Washington. (Or, since we're talking about liberals, Stali Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Increase Quote Level Bookmarklet curi Discussion 2018/07/19
> #10302 yo quoting all the paragraphs from instagram looks hard so i made you a script. it puts a quote and space at the start and after every newline. > > javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value='>'+document.getElementById('comme Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
>“Wikipedia’s detailed account of the murders, which took 20 minutes, is filled with blood-curdling detail. Afterward, as the bodies were being taken to burial, a couple of the Bolsheviks sexually molested the Tsaritsa’s body. > > This was th Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
i’m doing a **BLOG COMMENTS HIGHLIGHTS** newsletter section. *TAKING RECOMMENDATIONS*. any recent comments stand out 2 u? curi Discussion 2018/07/19
Ryan Waggoner in an email newsletter: > **I want to be able to retire by age 40 and never have to work again.** A reasonably typical goal. But by age 40 *it's too late*. People don't have a soul anymore by then. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
look what patio11 knows about! LGF and Dan Rather memogate, from back when LGF was a pro-Isarel, right wing warblog. he also has a theory of what LGF's name means (i don't know what it means and wikipedia says the author hasn't said what it means): Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
#10304 people are noticing. it takes a lot of destruction to get their attention, but the majority aren't just going to roll over and die. [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
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> instagram instapaper, lol Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
#10302 yo quoting all the paragraphs from instagram looks hard so i made you a script. it puts a quote and space at the start and after every newline. javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value='>'+document.getElementById('comment_ar Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp_LA2qE4aM great vid. watch watch watch! muslim immigrants are bad news. curi Discussion 2018/07/19
Rand Paul claims he lost a committee vote 20-1 to defeat language which would allow any country to apply to join NATO https://youtu.be/eUF-WooYYSw Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
>“On the first point, I consider it unfair that Trump’s performance in Helsinki has garnered harsher criticism than other incidents in recent memory. In 2012, for example, a hot microphone at a global nuclear security summit picked up then-Preside Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
>“One such adviser was William Bullitt, FDR’s first ambassador to the USSR, who once had been gushingly pro-Bolshevik — until he spent a few years in the Soviet Union, where he was awakened by the death stench that was Stalinism. As he did with Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
new FI screencasts: https://gumroad.com/l/RMoYh Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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people can be very defeatist about standing up for law and order until someone does it and succeeds. e.g.: http://nymag.com/anniversary/40th/50652/index2.html >Next up, the squeegee men. Considering that most city residents didn’t drive, sure, Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
San Fran lets foreigners vote in election https://abc7news.com/politics/sf-department-of-elections-issues-voter-registration-forms-for-non-citizens/3773817/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
british patriot Boris Johnson gives solid pro-Brexit speech https://youtu.be/q97jk7FaGNg Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/07/oisin-biotechnologies-produces-impressive-mouse-life-span-data-from-an-ongoing-study-of-senescent-cell-clearance/ nice data from a study involving a SENS approach to fighting aging Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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test worked perfect! notice how that tweet pic is less wide than the text above it. it's near but not all the way to max width. perfect! that's cuz it's showing up proper size instead of being doubled. and i checked the max width of images that fit Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
adding -708x327 (or other numbers. first one is width, 2nd height) to the end of an image filename (b4 the extension) will now get the height and width set. the point is to use the dimensions to 50% for retina images, so they don't show up double s Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
> Also, one of the other suggestions besides not using coupons was to give McD's extra money. The cashier *would* notice that and you (and others) could explain to them why you want to give them extra. You could suggest they tell their manager, too. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
>The issue is: literally there is no person at McDs who will notice that you refrained from using a coupon you could have used. Oh, I was thinking that the main point wrt the "noticing" issue is that since McD's is a billion dollar business, the co Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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The issue is *not*: is the amount of money too small for McD's to care about? The issue is: literally there is no person at McDs who will notice that you refrained from using a coupon you could have used. The ET donation is totally unlike that: Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
#10279 >paying extra sacrifices money you could use for something else, including something more important to your values (like supporting FI? if you have nothing even better than that to spend it on) That’s true. So one general idea here is Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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> Trump-Tucker interview part 1: > > http://video.foxnews.com/v/5810471499001/?playlist_id=5198073478001#sp=show-clips > > their video player supports up to 2X btw TRUMP: ...it's incredible, the Democrats want open borders, which is basically s Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
Trump-Tucker interview part 1: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5810471499001/?playlist_id=5198073478001#sp=show-clips their video player supports up to 2X btw Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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#10277 paying extra sacrifices money you could use for something else, including something more important to your values (like supporting FI? if you have nothing even better than that to spend it on) every dollar matters. if you disagree, please gi Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
https://www.camera.org doesn't seem to have an email newsletter. please let me know if you if you can find one. i want to sign up. i signed up for emails from memri, palwatch, campus watch, canary mission Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
>> So, in this situation should one do things like offer to pay more or at least purposely *not* use coupons in order to better give McDonalds what they deserve? > > no. it's not *your* problem. your sacrifice won't make much difference. smells like Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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> So, in this situation should one do things like offer to pay more or at least purposely *not* use coupons in order to better give McDonalds what they deserve? no. it's not *your* problem. your sacrifice won't make much difference. smells like alt Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
> McDonald's seems TOO cheap to me > > They have coupons now where u can get most of their sandwiches for a dollar once a day, and 49 cent cones and stuff > > Lots of people hate McDonald's and believe lies about fake beef and pink slime and stuf Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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ICabMobile has tons of features under puzzle piece in bottom of interface, including adjust video playback speed up to 2x, scroll to bottom, read page aloud, convert page to pdf or ePub etc etc. It's not well organized but functionality is impressive Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
> McDonald's seems TOO cheap to me > > They have coupons now where u can get most of their sandwiches for a dollar once a day, and 49 cent cones and stuff > > Lots of people hate McDonald's and believe lies about fake beef and pink slime and stuf Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
McDonald's seems TOO cheap to me They have coupons now where u can get most of their sandwiches for a dollar once a day, and 49 cent cones and stuff Lots of people hate McDonald's and believe lies about fake beef and pink slime and stuff. So I Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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>> I stopped reading DF regularly cuz of the politics stuff > > there's like 4 anti-Trump posts in a row right now. take a peek if you want a horror show. one says Hillary was 100% right that Trump is Putin's puppet, it's like bragging about her cor Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
> I stopped reading DF regularly cuz of the politics stuff there's like 4 anti-Trump posts in a row right now. take a peek if you want a horror show. one says Hillary was 100% right that Trump is Putin's puppet, it's like bragging about her correct Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
i label politics stuff in my newsletter, make it easy to skip. if i made a lot of money from my blog like DF does, i'd hire someone to put categories on all the posts and set things up so people could skip politics. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
I stopped reading DF regularly cuz of the politics stuff Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
[image] i think i asked him this in the past and got no reply. he should do it. it'd be profitable and a good way to treat people. like fine you wanna post about politics, and we disagree. sure. just make it easy fo Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/07/16/marshall-worst-case > I don’t think it’s the infamous pee tape because even if real, the pee tape might not sink Trump. I think it’s money — that Trump’s entire company, and therefore his perso Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
#10259 wait do you not actually like poop? were you lying!?!? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
#10214 Cos it was le first ting I thought of :P DeRandomAmber Discussion 2018/07/17
https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S89217906/#/S89217906 > I love this sleeper sofa. We needed something for our reading nook in our bedroom, and this couldn’t be more perfect. Quick change to a sleeper sofa (when we have more people sta Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
Great article about Starcraft 2’s ups and downs as an esport https://variety.com/2018/gaming/features/starcraft-ii-esports-history-1202873246/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
UnREAL season 4 just came out. i like the show. it's a fiction show about making a reality tv show similar to the bachelor, so you see behind the scenes about how it's made. not super realistic but i think it's somewhat right in its rather negative at Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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not on prime day sale but i particularly like these soups: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IYYBCH4/?tag=curi04-20 https://www.amazon.com/NongShim-Tempura-Noodle-Ounce-Bowls/dp/B000LQNKAA/?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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Overwatch playoffs performed well on Disney XD tv channel: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/8zg3km/overwatch_league_playoffs_on_disney_xd_ratings/ > The OWL Playoff ratings on Disney XD came in at # 145 with a 0.03 rating i Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
microfiber towels r cool. it's an ez-carry towel. smaller, lighter. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1TX2D6/?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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got 23andMe genetic testing for prime day! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G7PYQTM/?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
i'm buying a travel mug. https://www.amazon.com/Contigo-AUTOSEAL-Stainless-Travel-Weather/dp/B01JIEEFXQ?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
> and only $50 off. $40 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
[image] gross. and only $50 off. i'm upgrading to apple watch series 4 this fall. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
more headphones https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-4-50-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B07BMQXVLB/ref=gbph_tit_m12_a8bd_831a4937?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=b0b71198-a1c4-4ed1-943f-7bbe5ea8a8bd&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-12&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=540734&p Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
wireless charging for iphone x and apple watch (i think it works? haven't checked) for $30 https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Certified-Universally-Compatible-Smartphones/dp/B07D2T7YS9/ref=gbph_tit_m-9_f02d_4ef9ecd2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=89bf231e- Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
https://www.amazon.com/Bose-QuietComfort-Acoustic-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B00M1NEUKK/ref=gbph_tit_m12_a8bd_22ad1068?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=b0b71198-a1c4-4ed1-943f-7bbe5ea8a8bd&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-12&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=540734&pf_rd_m=ATVP Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
Shure SE112-K-BT1 Wireless Sound Isolating Earphones with Bluetooth Enabled Communication Cable https://www.amazon.com/Shure-SE112-K-BT1-Isolating-Earphones-Communication/dp/B074QQP2T2?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_PC_NA_NA 30% off Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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browsing categories is working. y'all could make videos! [image] from https://www.amazon.com/b/?node=17852202011 product link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076ZXYG17/?tag=curi04-20 tbh that isn't even that Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
i can't even do a search on amazon. i got some errors and some blank search results. wtf Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
wow amazon's website is slow. they can't handle their prime day traffic! Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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script not working on mobile. for testing purposes: https://i.imgur.com/IoiIAoN_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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I removed the spaces and it still works: javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value=document.getElementById('comment_argle').value.replace(/(imgur\.com.*?)\?\S+/,'$1').replace(/(https:\/\/i\.imgur\.com\/\w+)_d(\.\S+)/,'![]($1$2)'); Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
OK I made it easy to post imgur pix from iPhone. Add a bookmark with the following as the URL: javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value = document.getElementById('comment_argle').value.replace(/(imgur\.com.*?)\?\S+/, '$1').replace( curi Discussion 2018/07/16
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> #10224 I didn't know gifs were allowed too. I didn't even think about that. But it makes an html image tag and they work. hf curi Discussion 2018/07/16
#10224 I didn't know gifs were allowed too. ff Discussion 2018/07/16
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Rideshare conquered business travel market in less than 5 years https://twitter.com/hunterwalk/status/1018708784812720130?s=21 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
> Amazon super deals in 2.6 hrs [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
lol u deleted the file extension :D PS OOT new route practice run just started https://www.twitch.tv/dannyb21892 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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OOT 100% will have WR under 4hrs soon. https://pastebin.com/Ng1kQkzU Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
#10219 try to imagine those people being parents answering their kid's questions about the world (all sorts of aspects of it). try to imagine those people reading FI essays and learning it. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
https://twitter.com/jasonelevation/status/1018292243617239046 forget the comment on voting. people go to school and are confused by a world map. partly it's because it's not the standard one (normally USA is on the left, not the right), but partly Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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> #10211 i just saw it for the first time. maybe they are testing it out. Oh good point Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
#10215 VPN recommended. e.g. https://www.privateinternetaccess.com Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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#10212 why 💩? #10211 i just saw it for the first time. maybe they are testing it out. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
Solid deal if u need one of these https://slickdeals.net/f/11811055-amazon-cloud-cam-indoor-security-camera-60-w-prime-free-shipping Note it's possible to upgrade this to Amazon Key system (amazon can deliver packages inside your house) with right Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
#10204 ur right i do i like poop thaz le 3 things i haz to say. :P derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/16
> MALTED MOO SHAKE ice cream (tillamook) is DELICIOUS > > recommend trying cuz it’s a different flavor than the standard ones. > > with ben and jerries they throw in goodies and make it high quality, but i can mostly predict what it'll taste lik Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
> too sarcastic? it wasn't really sarcasm, is was tagging/labelling/categorizing. like i literally thing that's in the "love" category. i think it's representative of "love" (specifically the romantic dating sort. and no not every relationship has Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
> #love too sarcastic? could have written like: > luv sux or > "love" sux but i wanted to be more like "this is what love looks like". ok well i guess that's a clearer way to say it. longer tho Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
https://pastebin.com/Kag986XT > He then talks a LOT about the whole situation with Senika (his girlfriend). Not going to translate all of this as it isn't as related to Effect's pro career and gets a bit too intense and personal. But the gist is th Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
https://pastebin.com/Kag986XT > You see all the criticism- "Effect is toxic", "Effect isn't a good team mate". He says they're right. He knows that himself the best. So he can't say anything back. It would be better if he didn't realise this, but h Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
oh god you kinda have to follow Overwatch but lolololololol https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/8z6qej/coaching_staff_changes_for_seoul_dynasty/e2giwsz/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] The sausage kept rolling over. I could turn it 180 degrees but not 90 degrees. I wanted to cook it more evenly. Propping it up on the side with the paper towel worked perfectly! Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
#10203 idk i bet u have **three** other things to say. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
hallo im sleepy from fi and i have nun else to say lmao derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/15
I added text about confirmation emails in several places. I also made a new link for the sidebar: http://curi.us/open-discussion That link will always redirect to the current open discussion page. In the future, when there's too many comment curi Discussion 2018/07/15
I found 2 ppl tried to join FI a couple days ago by email but didn't do the confirmation so they aren't on. And I found 2 more from the last 2 months. I emailed them each individually to let them know the confirm is needing and to suggest trying again curi Discussion 2018/07/15
> & **most of all**, the idea that "you shouldn't punch down" is interesting. it's telling people to ignore most of their critics. and the people saying it conceptualize corrections of mistakes as punches. (admittedly this guy did it in a rude way in Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
MALTED MOO SHAKE ice cream (tillamook) is DELICIOUS recommend trying cuz it’s a different flavor than the standard ones. with ben and jerries they throw in goodies and make it high quality, but i can mostly predict what it'll taste like in adv Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] yeah that guy is clueless @ 1st tweet lame @ "crazy" (2nd tweet) lame @ clueless guy has a high social position (2nd tweet) lame @ sarcasm (3rd tweet) lol @ joke (4th tweet) & **most of all**, curi Discussion 2018/07/15
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[image] Not a fan of sarcasm, but she's right. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
Speedrun routing is awesome Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
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@iOS image upload to get a direct link: Could use an FTP app. Would work. Doesn't sound convenient. PhotoSync is photo-oriented, has auto-uploading of new pics, and I think can do FTP. Maybe it'd work well. https://www.photosync-app.com/iOS.h Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
Environmentalism is stupid. https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/12/starbucks-straw-ban-will-see-the-company > Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic Stupid goals, even stupider implementations. Article author bothered to *weig Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
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[image] interesting. doesn't seem very useful. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
The iCab browser fixed the performance problem (Chrome and Firefox were different than Safari but not great either). https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icab-mobile-web-browser/id308111628 If you have any issues, would advise you leave open your dis Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
I changed the website from html 4 to html 5. And there are no significant WC3 validator errors on this page now. I made large discussion pages a little more efficient: removed a link and a div for every comment. Please let me know if anything br curi Discussion 2018/07/15
Diane Feinstein too conservative for California lefties? https://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/07/15/california-dems-endorse-kevin-de-leon-for-senate-on-abolish-ice-platform/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
Puush has an iOS app. But it doesn't exist in the US app store anymore. I guess it's not maintained. But I figured they might know a solution: [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
ok, so, does anyone know how to upload an image and get a direct link to it on iOS? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
saved img to Files (icloud drive). couldn't find a link. got imgur app. uploaded. got a link but i don't think it'll work. looks like a gallery link. can get the raw image on a computer np but i didn't see how to on iPhone. let's test imgur's li Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
well that dropbox link didn't work. rude! let's test removing the ?dl=0 or modifying it to 1: removed: [image] with dl=1: ![](https://www.dropbox.com/s/b0v6mp8jz6w6r1l/IMG_0001.JPG?dl= Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] Text expansions work on iOS. Settings, general, keyboard, text replacement. iCloud doesn’t want to give links. I saved it to Dropbox which is happy to offer a share link. Hit Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
> The box, somehow (you don't know the inner workings) maps inputs to outputs. wtf is that comma :( curi Structural Epistemology Introduction Part 1 2018/07/15
i wonder how long this page takes to load now, with all the images, if you don't have any of them cached by your browser yet. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] Cool, but how the hell is that "breaking news"? Seems like old news which has been continuously true since Trump was elected (in terms of US policy) and for his entire career in politics (in terms of Ted Cru Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
btw ctrl-t is pretty easy to type one-handed because i changed caps lock to be ctrl. ctrl is also ctrl. [image] Click modifier keys. [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] Gobble are liars. If you email a meal suggestion, they won't make it happen. They'll do something more like: add it to the big database of customer preferences info that the chefs never learned how to use ve Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
On iOS when you share a link and choose the Copy option it leaves out the anchor. So if you try to share a specific comment, you just get the top of the page. Awful! Workaround: instead of using the share feature, touch the URL to edit it, select a Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/12/starbucks-straw-ban-will-see-the-company Starbucks replacing straws with more plastic for no benefit. Environmentalists happy cuz fuck facts, only narrative matters. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
im sleepy from fi. i have nothing else to say lmao derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/15
New Newsletter curi Discussion 2018/07/14
Gumroad 30 Day Refund Policy curi Discussion 2018/07/14
#10167 i added the javascript to move the cursor to the end of the comment box. for especially long quotes it's bad (scrolls you down), but it's better most of the time. and if you get scrolled down you can fix it real ez by pressing cmd + up arrow (u curi Discussion 2018/07/14
https://twitter.com/MachinePix/status/1018200914832879616 MachinePix posts neat videos. it's nice to see machines doing stuff and saving human labor. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/14
should i add attribution lines? curi Discussion 2018/07/14
deployed new fixes: - caching is just off on post pages. we'll see if there's actually a problem. (my caching is pretty limited anyway – i just delete all the cache when there's an update rather than bothering to delete the right things) - i a curi Discussion 2018/07/14
#10165 alternatively, you can open a quote link in a new tab in order to get quotes of something without affecting what you're writing now. (you may want to copy what you're writing to the clipboard first in case you screw up and don't do it in a new Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/14
warning: don't click quote or reply mid-writing curi Discussion 2018/07/14
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I did some fixes. Sometimes it scrolls to the wrong place on the page in Safari, but not Chrome, and I don't know why. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
> FINALLY!! You know you can ask for features if you want them? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/14
ok i'm pretty sure it's a caching problem. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
auto quoting is working with in development but not on live. investigating. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
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YESSSSSSSS FINALLY!! ff Discussion 2018/07/14
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i improved comment permalinks to avoid some unnecessary page reloads. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
I think it'd be easy to add auto-refresh javascript but then i had a better idea: [image] curi Discussion 2018/07/14
comments now use paragraph tags instead of break tags. the goal is that you can copy/paste multiple paragraphs and get double line breaks instead of single line breaks. seems to work now (only tested in mac safari and mac chrome, as usual). curi Discussion 2018/07/14
i think i get the forward links. it's so you can go back and forth. you can click a link to a parent post and then use the forward reference to go the other way (browser back works too though). and if you want to read the grandparent you have to cl curi Discussion 2018/07/13
>> Reading the discussions for a month before posting is recommended in order to learn what to expect. > literally "lurk moar" people arrive with no clue how to quote and who haven't even seen quoting, and also they have no clue what to expect i curi Discussion 2018/07/13
>someone posts italics. i quote him and there are italics in the quote of him that's in my post. can it do that? (without me manually editing in the italics) It can't do that. >what's wrong with those email clients? I just don't like email, it's Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
> It doesn't have different colors because nested quotes are replaced by backlinks in the referenced post numbers. It's cleaner. what you're saying is the design is hostile to what FI wants. what you call "cleaner", all regular FI posters would cal hi Discussion 2018/07/13
#10116 >why is img board better than phpbb or other forums? in general, - Don't have to refresh page to view new posts - Allows multiple "chains" in a single thread without disruption - allows parsing a comment chain from a single comment - No s ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/13
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/13/ifixit-butterfly-keyboard-silicone-barrier/ > iFixit Teardown Suggests 2018 MacBook Pro Keys Feature a Silicone Barrier to Prevent Malfunctions Due to Dust that's good that they improved the keyboard issues. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
It's gross how early children are taught to want to grow up, to disrespect people younger than themselves. [image] I think Lillian is 3. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
I saw this on a Gumroad product sidebar: [image] You'd never guess what it means. [image] "Watch immediately" is all the warning you get that you can't actually download the Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
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No one else in the discussion seemed to notice what DD did or what happened. I think that's revealing about people's knowledge (rather than, in the alternative, mostly just revealing their passivity). Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
well, DD sorta pointed out what happened – i got it, a hypothetical reader who is rational *and* knowledgeable would have a good chance to get it – but the guy DD was talking to didn't understand and DD chose not to communicate to be understood. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
link for DD evolution stuff: https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/1017381752338288640 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
Actually DD anti-clarified by saying the government should stay out of the business of certifying the truth. That retreated to the generic issue and furthered Marcus' impression that DD and Marcus are in agreement on evolution. But actually DD caught Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] [image] All of DD's examples ("survival of the fittest, group selection, epigenetic evolution, and spandrels") are *false*. Group selection is a big giveaway here. The Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] If only the Israelis were making any progress themselves, their relationship with the Palestinians would surely improve and change!? Things shouldn't be stuck just because one side is bad or stuck. Being Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] more mobile traffic to curi.us than i expected. (if anything sux on mobile, tell me and i could improve it) curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Apple updated MacBook pros yesterday. 32gb ram, more cpu cores, 3rd gen butterfly keyboard, etc. https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/13/true-tone-2018-macbook-pro-external-displays/ > When using certain external monitors with the new 2018 MacBook Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
http://www.businessinsider.com/build-a-bear-pay-your-age-day-chaos-success-2018-7 Build-A-Bear had a "Pay Your Age Day" promo and so many people came they had to shut it down due to safety concerns. > Saunders continued: "A lot of parents are no Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] i'm open to suggestions for better img css curi Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] ppl suck. i tried to blank RT it but he blocked me. issue was i corrected some ppl on Poisson distribution stuff. he repeated the same stuff i had pointed out – it seemed like he was trying to argue wi curi Discussion 2018/07/13
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The issue is basically retina screenshots being double size. https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-get-my-retina-Mac-to-not-take-screenshots-that-are-too-big https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/105185/how-can-i-stop-my-retina-display-from-taking curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Image size is too big in some cases – the text in the image is way bigger than the written text after. Testing with a small image: [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1017689459213651969 Asshole Lulie being a jerk to Oism: [image] Actually Twitter is hiding part of her tweet. If you click through: ![](https://puu.sh/AVS25/6de983bb4a.p Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] I read this paper yesterday. It's pretty good but the graph you can see is bad. They should have colored the area *above* the curve for the "score worsens" part, not the area below the curve. Color the gap f Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx1mJNQHSD8&lc=UgzF-wp4jzrOiMCpEm94AaABAg [image] None of Peterson's many legions of fans will debate me. That guy, who challenge the video in comments, sure didn't want to. Meanwh curi Discussion 2018/07/13
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You put the Automator workflow in ~/Library/Services curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Applescript for making a markdown image link with the url currently on the clipboard: on run delay 0.25 -- you need time to let go of your hotkeys tell application "System Events" keystroke "![](" keystroke "v" using {command down} del curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Image max dimensions to display are set to: width: 100% height: 1440 pixels So big images will scale down to fit the comment width. You shouldn't need to worry about image dimensions. Also someone can't put a 5 million pixel tall image (well th curi Discussion 2018/07/13
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why is img board better than phpbb or other forums? can you link any good, FI-like discussion that has taken place on any image board, ever, so ppl can see how the format supports it well? i tried your links. how do you quote people? it didn't s recursive author name Discussion 2018/07/13
>When a child doesn't like school, it certainly never occurs to parents that they are dealing with a person who has a preference and a life, and perhaps should have some control over his life. Instead, all that exists to them is a ball of clay which h Anonymous Children Don't Exist 2018/07/13
#10097 >and yet you haven't given me any sample forum link (you know, somewhere i could reasonably post test posts) I literally did. (8ch.net) here's a few more http://lynxhub.com/ http://containerchan.org/tb/demo/ (vichan) > connected that sa ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/13
> except gmail, which harvests private data. you can make a gmail account just for FI and it doesn't matter what data harvesting they do because all the posts are public anyway. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/12
>conjecturing something is true is *not* labelling it true. And you did not follow it up with an explanation. Which implies that you're quibbling over terminology. We can label something true by conjecturing that it's true. We can't label somethin Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
conjecturing something is true is *not* labelling it true. again your lack of English knowledge is causing confusion. and you jump straight from your lack of English fluency to accusing me of errors (justificationism this time). I'm done replying u Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>You challenged my logical skill and I answered you. But you refuse to discuss the massive logical error I think you made. You just won't acknowledge having ever said it. Why are you looking for permission to criticise me? Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
"Well, CR doesn't, and CR explains that we're fallible. Fallible means we can never establish anything is true, so there's no way to label stuff as true" So your claim is that only things that can be established to be true can be labelled true. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>> you don't label stuff true. > Why not? Well, CR doesn't, and CR explains that we're fallible. Fallible means we can never establish anything is true, so there's no way to label stuff as true. Again you ignore what I'm say. Will you stan Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>you don't label stuff true. Why not? Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> What warrants a claim to be true? If you can't assume or conjecture it's true. How do you label it true? you don't label stuff true. what CR says to do is deduce that X and something else (the criticism, which commonly involves some evidence) Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
What warrants a claim to be true? If you can't assume or conjecture it's true. How do you label it true? Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> You don't understand logic, you can assume things so long as you can discharge it later, Modus Tolens and Modus Ponens are discharge rules. 1) you're using the word "discharge" wrong and not explaining what you mean 2) why don't you reply to # Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
You don't understand logic, you can assume things so long as you can discharge it later, Modus Tolens and Modus Ponens are discharge rules. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> >You can't just assume a criticism is true. > Why not? The context is a deductive proof. Assuming something is true is not a valid step in deductive proof. (If it were, anything could be deduced simply by assuming it's true as a one step deduc Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> Your post at #10093 does not criticise the claim that all explanations should be deductive. It presented relevant discussion and asked you a question before continuing. You ignored the question. Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>You can't just assume a criticism is true. Why not? Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
Your post at #10093 does not criticise the claim that all explanations should be deductive. It simply analysises a specific example of an explanation and says what might be in error about it. Just because there are alternative explanations that he did Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> You can deduce from a true criticism You can't just assume a criticism is true. Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> Almost every implementation on the net uses different configurations. and yet you haven't given me any sample forum link (you know, somewhere i could reasonably post test posts) and connected that sample to any codebase i could use. you're tellin curi Discussion 2018/07/12
>In standard English, this is correct. But with the definition you now claim to be using, it's false. You can't deduce the falsity of theories given proposals (candidate theories to solve a problem), criticism and evidence. Also I don't know what you Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>>> You mean that the definition of "explanation" does not include the criterion that explanations should be deductive? >> Where does "should" come into it? > The should does not come into it. Then why did you write "should"? (This seems like Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>> if the last surviving idea says "you can solve Y problem by Z action", and you have no criticism of that, and you want to solve Y problem, then you should do Z action. > This is an invalid argument. Should does not follow from want. The probl Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
OK p350: > In our case the universal law might be put like this: 'If a rat eats at least eight grains of rat poison it will die within five minutes.' The (singular) initial condition (which is a singular statement) might be: 'This rat ate at least Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
https://github.com/kennell/imageboards >if you link me to a sample forum i'll look at it and see if it meets my discussion forum criteria. 8ch.net ? 4chan.org ? >why would anyone use it who doesn't use my blog comments currently? what's better? ur mom's dad's a where a = ur mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
> **explanation** (roughly) A statement about the nature of things and the reasons for things. This does not contradict the criterion > >You mean that the definition of "explanation" does not include the criterion that explanations should be de Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>if the last surviving idea says "you can solve Y problem by Z action", and you have no criticism of that, and you want to solve Y problem, then you should do Z action. This is an invalid argument. Should does not follow from want. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> You mean that the definition of "explanation" does not include the criterion that explanations should be deductive? Where does "should" come into it? DD in FoR terminology section: > **explanation** (roughly) A statement about the nature of Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>Are you aware that in standard English "explanations" aren't deductive? Or are you going to deny that? You mean that the definition of "explanation" does not include the criterion that explanations should be deductive? I was not using the dict Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> if at time t there is a criticism of P1 but not of P2, then It cannot be deduced from this investigation that P2 is true or should be accepted. this depends on what acceptance means. you haven't tried to address what you or ET means. > If you Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
I have requested citations and your conjectures for my mystification are not exhaustive, but loaded. If you don't want to give the cites that's up to you. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> The context of the discussion is about the theory of decision making on this site. ET has asserted it. I was not trying to accuse you of it personally. OK but i'm not going to be sympathetic to criticism of ET's ideas without quotes, either. so t Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>> All of this is is compatible with the conjecture that P2 is true and also accepting P2, tentatively, of course. You don't add anything to the discussion by saying it should be accepted, other than dogmatism. >You are putting words in my mouth wi Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> Elliott, instead of having an email group, why don't you run a single-board, single-thread instance of a chan client like the one 8chan or 4chan uses? one t in my first name. if you link me to a sample forum i'll look at it and see if it meet curi Discussion 2018/07/12
Are you aware that in standard English "explanations" aren't deductive? Or are you going to deny that? Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> You need to cite where David Deutsch and Karl Popper say that explanations aren't deductive. You read their books (which ones) and didn't understand this? Serious question. I will look up the cites if you claim to have actually read several bo Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
#10074 thanks! #10075 >wat maybe I'll post an intro tomorrow. >u didn't even link what u mean They're both video games. ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
> When I say I have been pretty clear. This is a conjecture which is not criticised by saying "you are not explaining yourself well". not even the right part of speech, and not a correct English sentence, is not "pretty clear" when someone is sayin Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
Elliott, instead of having an email group, why don't you run a single-board, single-thread instance of a chan client like the one 8chan or 4chan uses? There are a lot of them on github. Tripcodes allow for user identities, post numbers and quoting imp ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
>Also I don't know what you think "criticism" is, but you can't mean what KP/ET/DD mean (explanations of how/why ideas are mistaken) because that isn't deductive. You need to cite where David Deutsch and Karl Popper say that explanations aren't ded Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
I am willing to keep at this. I will try to address at least some of the errors you point out. When I say I have been pretty clear. This is a conjecture which is not criticised by saying "you are not explaining yourself well". Instead of this I sh Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> Have any of you ever heard about Edenism? KoanicSoul? Anyone here familiar with vault-co? The Neanderthal/Melonhead/Sapes distinctions? wat? > play Transistor and Bastion u didn't even link what u mean hi Discussion 2018/07/12
> Quick, name the best classical music you've ever heard otherwise I'll be really cross $^{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV4LUrbyGu8 hi Discussion 2018/07/12
Have any of you ever heard about Edenism? KoanicSoul? Anyone here familiar with vault-co? The Neanderthal/Melonhead/Sapes distinctions? ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
Quick, name the best classical music you've ever heard otherwise I'll be really cross $^{ ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
**EVERYONE** should play Transistor and Bastion once with a god-tier sound system. There. whew. ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
My mistake, I missed it in the attacks, typos, and bad grammar: > To determine here used means to show that one thing lfollows from another thing, using the rules of logic. That is the right part of speech. But it's not what "determine" means Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
You still haven't even tried to give a definition of "determine" which is the right part of speech. I kept asking but you won't try to do that. That's why I was giving up. You just stopped even trying to continue. I think this was clear but you weren' Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> I have already explained my terminology. This is an example of one of the many ways you kept asserting the other guy was wrong, not you. You're basically saying "omg just listen better". > I offered a pretty clear explanation. You literally Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> you think others are mistaken, when actually you're mistaken This could be true. But it could easily apply to you. Isn't this an example of bad spirit? I am open to criticism. There are lots of demands you are making and some of them are con Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> besides fun and humor: disrespecting taboos. freedom of speech. standing up to some restrictive societal rules about decorum. that kinda thing. yes South Park is my favorite TV show. Maybe thinking of it in that context will help people unders curi Physics Is Fun 2018/07/12
> what is the point of this story? (besides being a joke) my guesses: besides fun and humor: disrespecting taboos. freedom of speech. standing up to some restrictive societal rules about decorum. that kinda thing. > You fantasize having sex w Anonymous Physics Is Fun 2018/07/12
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You aren't explaining what you think "determine" means. You aren't even giving an answer in the right category. You haven't given something that even could be an answer, let alone one that addresses key issues like what knowledge is and whether fallib Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
I agree with grammar correction. But you asked me to explain my terminology which I did, you did not ask me to get the dictionary definition. So your slight of hand criticism is troublesome and not in good spirit. To determine here used means to Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> Determine means what can be logically deduced from what, given the statements on plat. Are you ESL? I don't know what "on plat" is. Double typo for "in play"? Have you tried looking up "determine" in a dictionary? "what can be logically Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
I have already explained my terminology. The very first paragraph explains it. Determine means what can be logically deduced from what, given the statements on plat. At least some guesswork at any particular time cannot be deduced from the statements Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> By determine, I mean that when we investigate statements for their truth value, what does the investigation allow us to conclude logically about the relationship between the evidence and criticism, and the theory (or proposal) . that is not a de Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
By determine, I mean that when we investigate statements for their truth value, what does the investigation allow us to conclude logically about the relationship between the evidence and criticism, and the theory (or proposal) . Positivists claim that Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> I am not saying we don't learn things through checking [for consistency]. But that was what you started debating me about... I criticized your: >>> If there is consistency we don't learn anything and so on. You seem dead set on provid Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
I am not saying we don't learn things through checking. But we learn in only two ways, conjecture and criticism. When we are looking over a theory or set of theories we have expectations and those expectations are corrected or nothing happens. When yo Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
> If there is consistency we don't learn anything that is not already in the conjectures ithemselves. You're trying to correct me on math which I wasn't talking about. We don't normally evaluate our ideas mathematically. We do learn things when Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
To the anon who wrote #10037 You're making many different claims. Is there a particular one you think is important and want to focus on? And did you want to talk with me, was that one of your goals? I'm open to discussion if that's what you're look curi Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
"A consistency check is a substantive thing in its own right." The failure of finitistic program in mathematics shows that you cannot prove, in the mathematical sense, that something is consistent (it's consistency always remains conjectural) only Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
This doesn't help me. You aren't addressing the terminology issues or clarifying your previous statements. And you're introducing new issues and concepts, and referring to a great deal of background knowledge which seems to be partially Popperian but Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
Conjectures are either consistent or inconsistent with other conjectures. If we have an inconsistency it points to an error. This is something negative. If there is consistency we don't learn anything that is not already in the conjectures ithemselves Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
> Wny not engage with what I am saying i'm trying to. i tried to get clarification. you still have not clarified what you think "determine" means and how it differs from "know". we seem to be so far apart in perspective it's hard to understand each Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
Wny not engage with what I am saying, instead of trying to find out my credentials. If we have a set of proposals, we can determined, by criticism and evidence, that they are in error, fallibly of course, but you can't determine that they are not i Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
you aren't clarifying. can you introduce yourself? have you read ET, KP, DD? we don't seem to have similar background knowledge. i guess you stopped trying because you think i'm hostile, so now we won't be able to get anywhere. you didn't really Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
Yes, we can conjecture the truth. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
what does > cannot be determined mean if not that we can't know? are you say we *can* know, but can't determine it? you are being unclear. i'm not hostile. why did you think i am? you didn't quote anything and explain any hostility in it. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
>you can create knowledge about it. I never denied this. But knowledge is created through guesswork. Guesswork can be true or not true. CR proposes guesswork and criticism. Guesswork gives us the material, criticism wittle's it away. I come Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
> i can already do that without a tray, if i have say, 3 bowls, 3 plates, 2 cups, 3 forks, and 3 spoons. i could bring those all to the kitchen with just my 2 hands you seem confused about 1) what is easier and more convenient 2) what you " Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
#10037 doing nothing is a *candidate solution*, rather than a different kind of thing that can't be considered as a (potential) solution. > The whole point was that you can be indifferent to the last remaining solution. "indifferent" is ambig Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
ah! i forgot to respond to the very last comment in the same comment that i just posted >also lots of people accumulate dirty dishes in their rooms instead of taking them back one plate at a time. they should take them back one at a time after t internetrules Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
> i dont drink straight milk > i eat in my room like 90% of the time. the issue isn't what you do, the post is about general advice, not about you personally. all your arguments are extremely biased. you are doing everything you can to favor Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
>given some situation, some evidence, some known candidate solutions, etc, etc, there is a right answer (and objective truth) about what you should do about it and what judgement you should reach. Yes, but it cannot be determined. You seem to assum Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
>> but doing nothing is not a solution. >of course it is. it's an action you can take in regards to a problem. it may solve your problem, or not. This reply only makes sense as a reply if you substitue "action" for "solution" in the original cl Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
>carrying something on every finger isn't very realistic. i think it would work if you tried to, but being able to utlize all 5 fingers would be damn rare son! at most i sometimes need to carry 3 liquid containers that have a lid and handle. >t internetrules Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
also lots of people accumulate dirty dishes in their rooms instead of taking them back one plate at a time. suppose you use a tray 50% of the time, and you carry food by hand 50% of the time. you can put the hand-carried plate on the tray for takin Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
carrying something on every finger isn't very realistic. the pinky isn't very strong and the thumb isn't in line with the rest. tray would be better. and lots of drink containers don't have handles that'll go over your finger nicely. walking around Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
i was thinking about all of these points while reading them, and wasnt sure if i was gonna respond to them or not, so i decided to just start writing my thoughts down while reading the points >easy to carry more than 2 things at once (this is why i internetrules Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
Trays are also useful for kids' food. A tray makes it easy to bring food to and from wherever a kid wants to eat. It helps keep food from tipping over and spilling on a soft surface like a sofa. anon Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
> (presumably) curi's neighbour isn't a philosopher As AR and ET have explained, everyone is a philosopher. They have methods of thinking, (possibly unconscious) ideas about how reason works, moral ideas, etc. See PWNI. CritRat, do you have any Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
To #10027 The claim that philosophy is more 'important' than shuffleboard is ambiguous: what would you mean by that? It is not meaningless to say that Popper is a better philosopher than curi's neighbour since (presumably) curi's neighbour isn't CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
So CritRat, you think it is wrong or meaningless to say philosophy is more important than shuffleboard or that Popper is a better philosopher than curi's neighbour? Another Anon Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
#10023 > It's contextual (what kind of comparison are you doing, for what purpose). Rand didn't say much about induction or evolution, and Popper didn't say much about selfishness, altruism, measurement omission, or integrity. Yes, that is actua CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
>I fear that's a recurring pattern for him – think someone is wrong, proceed as if he's right with no debate and no way to potentially be corrected (e.g. by ignoring them). It's a common way people live. People normally debate those they partly agre Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/07
Despite being autistic ET is a social dynamics grandmaster. He always thinks 10 steps ahead so don't be fooled. If it looks like this guy looked at ET and thought "This guy is a creep I better run" that's all part of ET's plan. I trust ET who Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/07
> It's about the ideas. ET *was* comparing their ideas, not their social lives, physical beauty, whatever. > Note that Rand and Popper don't have a lot of overlap. It's contextual (what kind of comparison are you doing, for what purpose). Ran Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
To #10021 Thanks for your response, I liked it. It seems that ET thinks that Rand and Popper did not have much overlap: > Note that Rand and Popper don't have a lot of overlap. But if you (or anyone) thinks that they do, then I am inter Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
I guess the person who asked about the comparison had a reason – some way they found it useful. And ET did too, or he wouldn't have compared. You are unaware of what problem(s) the comparison solves for them. You don't see the point they see. You c Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
#10019 It would still be irrational to judge an idea outside of its niche. For example, you could compare ducks and wolfs and ask which one is better, but why would you do that? These animals don't deal with the same problems and aren't in competi CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
> My point was that any judgement about which ideas are most important is a prophecy. I think ET was judging their importance as understood today, not as it will be judged in a million years. Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
To #10017 The whole problem of the measure is kind of a non-issue anyway, but ET's response to that was mistaken. This needed to be pointed out. My point was that any judgement about which ideas are most important is a prophecy. We don't know w CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
You can generate a measure suitable for ordering a two element set of {Rand, Popper} by taking ET's comments in #9433 and ANDING them together as measuring criteria, e.g.: huge contribution AND no bottom 99% low points AND better writing skill than Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
ET went through 6 OSE quotes with commentary and explanation, and CritRat's response is to claim ET is too focused on people and meta – then to write meta discussion about ET but not respond about OSE. > when you say that someone is better than s Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
#10014 Do you want something? What is your message trying to achieve? Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
Your response is terrible: you are very people oriented (instead of ideas oriented), and you introduce a lot of meta discussion. This is to say that you add a lot of clutter and spend little time addressing my arguments. For example, the statement CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
>site:curi.us isyn i did not know you could do "site:" to limit your search to a specific site. internetrules [Excerpt] curi: Go to sleep. Elliot: not tired curi... 2018/07/06
:) maybe get ur dad to try to help you search for more. you could try different ways to search and learn about google, plus i don't know where they are either. i found the 3 i linked pretty fast with this google search: site:curi.us isyn Anonymous [Excerpt] curi: Go to sleep. Elliot: not tired curi... 2018/07/03
This one i rlly liked. Bitch its meena. [Excerpt] curi: Go to sleep. Elliot: not tired curi... 2018/07/03
>>> We both agree there aren't many worthwhile people in the world, so I don't want us to miss this opportunity. > https://www.grammarly.com/blog/comma-before-so/ > > https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/607/ I think both of these link Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Since I didn't like Tew's paid work on MGTOW, and his bad attitude, I didn't send him the letter. Instead I tweeted a very abbreviated version: https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1014249951868551168 [email protected] If you're going to ignore my mess curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
how to ask a question curi Discussion 2018/07/03
@Dagny: Jordan Peterson has actually responded to me more than CT has. Peterson thanked me, from his personal email address, for finding some typos in his book. I guess he cares about that kind of thing more than Nadav ;) I think Peterson's choi curi Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>you accuse curi of "obsessing over" CT, which *is* actually psychologizing. You seem unclear on what psychologizing is and unable to identify it I stand by my point about terms being important, and thank you for directing my attention. I should have Nadav Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Both ET and CT spent far more time taking an interest in Jordan Peterson than ET has spent taking an interest in CT. Nadav accuses ET of obsession with CT, but accuses no one of obsession with Jordan Peterson. For another parallel, note Peterson's Dagny Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Unlike Nadav, Charles Tew stands out positively in some significant ways. But he's also in pain and failing to cope with the irrational society he lives in. E.g.: https://twitter.com/CharlesTew0/status/933590124901883905 > I hope these morons ev Dagny Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
I googled: comma before so The results are helpful. Top two: https://www.grammarly.com/blog/comma-before-so/ https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/607/ Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Some reasons people are interested in grammar (Nadav bizarrely and incorrectly attributes this interest to ET personally): - They are trying not to make mistakes because they are trying not to overreach ( http://fallibleideas.com/overreach ). Tryi Dagny Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>He doesn't owe you a thing. He has every right to ignore you and not provide an excuse. That's fine but then he shouldn't hold himself out as a philosopher and intellectual. To hold oneself out as such and then refuse to have any means by which on Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>> He doesn't owe you a thing. He has every right to ignore you and not provide an excuse. >Agreed. Tew is not obligated to respond. Tew doesn't owe ET anything. But he does owe it to *himself* and whatever good is in him to try to do the right Kate Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
> He doesn't owe you a thing. He has every right to ignore you and not provide an excuse. Agreed. Tew is not obligated to respond. > If he decided for his own reason not to reply, I don't see how these extra posts changing his mind if he is ra Anne B Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>>> We both agree there aren't many worthwhile people in the world, so I don't want us to miss this opportunity. >> >> I'd delete this comma too. > > Why? Seems ok to me. "So" is being used to connect 2 independent clauses. The only reason I h Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>> I'm guessing they don't do it when they have no audience. > > Why? > > I think they still do it some. The audience is just *themselves*. Even when alone, ppl spend a lot of thought trying to convince themselves that they are morally superior to Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
> I am afraid you are just psychologizing him. This is an interesting claim, considering that you accuse curi of "obsessing over" CT, which *is* actually psychologizing. You seem unclear on what psychologizing is and unable to identify it Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
I do agree with some of the criticism you laid and enjoy your writing advice. I just don't think CT is a philosopher or that he has a book coming out. If he will publish a book, I expect it to be on a similar level to Stefan Molyneux's books. You Nadav Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>> We both agree there aren't many worthwhile people in the world, so I don't want us to miss this opportunity. >I'd delete this comma too. Why? Seems ok to me. "So" is being used to connect 2 independent clauses. Kate Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>I'm guessing they don't do it when they have no audience. Why? I think they still do it some. The audience is just *themselves*. Even when alone, ppl spend a lot of thought trying to convince themselves that they are morally superior to other Kate Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
laughing at people Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
I like the Updated Draft to Tew. I especially like how you appeal to his integrity, both when you explicitly say that's what you are doing and also in your proposal in the last paragraph. I also like that you used appropriate Rand quotations. Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
I reviewed Tew's twitter feed. He's very unhappy. Maybe I should stay away. And I found this: https://twitter.com/CharlesTew0/status/995868606796836864 > Based on the comments I'm getting on YouTube, a mgtow called sandman mentioned me. I curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Updated Draft to Tew curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
>In the alternative, I could hire you for a philosophy lesson, since I understand you sell those. I would like be to corrected by you about Popper, Deutsch, induction and justificationism, if you're able to do that. "to be" instead of "be to" Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
>The terms I propose are: if you judge that you were mistaken about me, you refund it. I think you might need to either omit "are" or the colon. https://www.grammarly.com/blog/colon-2/ >A colon should not separate a noun from its verb, a verb Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
> >Will you look at my writing about Rand and repeat that? > I think "repeat" comes off a little aggressive. Maybe "reconsider" instead? It *is* aggressive. (Don't hedge with "little".) It's also a reference to Rand: > He added, “You know, curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Lessons Alisa Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
>You implied that my claim to serious interest in Objectivism, and being influenced by Rand, is false. I don't see a reason for the commas. Also, I'd put in another "to" before being. Or you could say "You implied that my claim to having (a?) Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
New text to avoid a potential misunderstanding: Note: Popper is considerably more mixed than Rand. E.g. he's pretty bad about politics. I do not endorse Popper as a whole. I specifically think he made a valuable breakthrough in epistemology, which curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Note that Tew literally sells one-on-one philosophy lessons for money. (I knew that when thinking he might be willing to spend time on something if there was money in it for him.) So presumably he'd sell lessons to me, right? That's another way to fra curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
> whose right, whose wrong who's Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
> There should be some way to get past our impasse so that we can find out whose right, whose wrong, and why. After this, I should add a sentence: Note that if I'm right, you don't lose. We can both be better off in big ways. curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Draft message to Tew curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
If he would respond at all, one of the many solutions is I could *donate to support his work*, in return for him reconsidering. I don't mind doing that to persuade him that I really do agree with and appreciate – hugely! – some things he said. He curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Tew is correct that *the thing he thinks I meant* – the idea he attributes to me – is profoundly stupid. I agree with him that that is profoundly stupid. I meant something else. I can sympathize with laughing at that the bad idea Tew had in mind curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
I updated the post by adding this paragraph: > Biological evolution created a particular range of human eye designs, and not others. Our eyes see some things and not others, and proces