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Theodore Dalrymple on Feminism & Islam Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/25
Theodore Dalrymple on Political Correctness Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/25
group projects are often full of compromises, people who aren't useful, and a bunch of extra work trying to argue with the other guys. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/24
i don't imagine faces when i read. i think about the ideas. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/24
> “You wish to reject an opportunity like this, a spot in history, a chance of world fame, practically a chance of immortality ...” “I don’t work with collectives. I don’t consult, I don’t co-operate, I don’t collaborate.” why doesn ff Open Discussion 2017/06/24
I imagine Gary Cooper as Howard Roark in my mind. What kind of face do FI members imagine while reading? FF Open Discussion 2017/06/24
Why do Roark & Wynand want to own Dominique? do they not believe in ARR? FF Open Discussion 2017/06/24
> do you like ALL of Gail Wynand? he has good parts. I don't like some parts of him. I don't like that he enjoys destroying good people with integrity. I like that he has power to do anything and isn't losing (Currently) like Roark. FF Open Discussion 2017/06/24
do you like ALL of Gail Wynand? he has good parts. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/23
How do I persuade myself to not like Gail Wynand? FF Open Discussion 2017/06/23
" a " audio quality is bad. FF Open Discussion 2017/06/23
humans are powerful b is good. "a" sounds bad. FF Open Discussion 2017/06/23
Why not "People of Whiteness"? Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/23
do fi members like Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings? ff Open Discussion 2017/06/23
> like how could somebody say the words "i want to fool myself" to himself? you don't have to say those words to yourself to do it. you don't have to think clearly about what you're doing or why. you don't have to understand yourself. it's possi curi What Philosophy Takes 2017/06/22
Scientific Cuddles vs. Criticism Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/22
this reminds me of something. a christian was telling me about a particular criticism of he knows about why he believes in christianity. he believes in christianity, at least partly, because he doesn't believe that some things that happened in his same Anon as above What Philosophy Takes 2017/06/22
how could somebody want to fool themselves? like how could somebody say the words "i want to fool myself" to himself? Anonymous What Philosophy Takes 2017/06/22
if HB just wanted to protect his HBL income, but also wanted to think, he would have started discussing the issues offsite. but he didn't. Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2017/06/16
Aristotle was also big on definitions. Good to appreciate precision. But major bad aspect remains today. Essences stuff also bad. Anonymous Aristotle (and Peikoff and Popper) 2017/06/16
> "Frankly, Mr. Wynand, I didn't think my word would carry much weight > with you. So I didn't intend trying to sell you Peter Keating." "No? > What did you intend?" "Only to ask that you give half an hour of your > time to someone who can convince FF Open Discussion 2017/06/15
> what if you just find problems, and don't have any ideas on how to improve them and make your life better? ask for ideas. > what if you don't value anything highly? look around. find stuff. consider stuff. try stuff. see what you like some Anonymous Valuing Criticism 2017/06/13
> It helps to value something highly. what if you don't value anything highly? or you don't know what you value? Anonymous Valuing Criticism 2017/06/13
>It helps to conceptualize "find faults" as "find opportunities for improvement" this only works if you actually have some confidence that you can actually improve. what if you don't think you will be able to improve? what if you just find prob Anonymous Valuing Criticism 2017/06/13
Is my Discord Ban still active? (Asking Justin, Rami & others) FF Open Discussion 2017/06/12
i love churchill Anonymous Churchill and Roosevelt Betrayed Hundreds of Thousands to Death 2017/06/12
Vast literatures as mud moats & the "two paper rule" Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/12
Ray Dalio on learning from discussion Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/12
yes that's bad Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/11
Is it bad that I like Elsworth Toohey as a kid? He seems like a very good kid. FF Open Discussion 2017/06/11
👬👯👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👬👬 FF Memes I 2017/06/11
*italics* are now red in posts and comments. links are now red *and* underlined to differentiate them. motivation: i want italics to stand out more, be more visible. i think bold is visible enough without a color change but italic is too subtle. curi Open Discussion 2017/06/10
My one month FI ban is over. (Message to FI members & admins but not to E.T) I will be posting here from now. Please don't think my posts are for Elliot. (I will be banned again if I contact Elliot) FF Open Discussion 2017/06/08
Horrifying. And Churchill was pretty aware of the Soviet Union's evil nature, which makes this even more inexcusable for him Anonymous Churchill and Roosevelt Betrayed Hundreds of Thousands to Death 2017/06/06
*differences in people's IQ can be explained Alisa Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
Taught? Alisa Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
Jordan Peterson on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/615e3z/i_am_dr_jordan_b_peterson_u_of_t_professor/dfbv5sh/ > Go see a mental health professional. Don't delay. There are effective treatments for such conditions. Anti-depressants curi Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2017/06/03
> i'd rather not do that. you'd rather not do what? > if you don't think it's beneficial for you, i'm open to considering making it beneficial enough with cash. no i don't want to write tons of stuff, for you personally, for free. i posted curi Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
http://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/Intelligence-and-socioeconomic-success-A-meta-analytic-review-of-longitudinal-research.pdf > The relationship between intelligence and socioeconomic success has been the source of numerous controversie curi Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
> What I was taught (wrong!) was basically to presume a claim is false until it's proven true. That's a *partial* method, not a full method. I don't think it actually addresses the hard part of figuring out what's true or not. In other words, I don curi Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
I think Peterson's comment on "schizophrenia" was bad. He doesn't know his Szasz. I knew this already, see e.g. [my letter to him about antidepressants](http://curi.us/1970-letter-to-jordan-peterson-on-antidepressants-and-rational-discussion). "Sch curi Stop Saying Lies and Other People's Ideas 2017/06/03
Taught? PAS Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
> how to figure out if an argument is true or false I got taught some (wrong) stuff about this in school. I remember it cuz it contradicted faith which I was taught at home. What I was taught (wrong!) was basically to presume a claim is false un PAS Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
> plz reply if you think you were taught any of the unteachables, or know how they're taught. or have more to add to the list. or know something about what the difference is. or have experiences about trying to learn the basics to share. or have insig GISTE Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
> how to read sentences that don't not have double, triple or quadruple negatives. lol i didn't catch it right away. i read it 2 times before i was like "OH DOUBLE NEGATIVE!" Anonymous Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
> I couldn’t understand what to make of this. I knew the source of the commentary was part of me – I wasn’t schizophrenic what the fuck is this? so if someone is "schizophrenic" some stuff he says is not part of him? is that what Peterson Anonymous Stop Saying Lies and Other People's Ideas 2017/06/03
> Arguments involve reasoning from PREMISES to a CONCLUSION. those are called "syllogisms", i mentioned them. > And it had advice like "break up a big problem into smaller problems and solve the small problems" which probably seems very obvious Anonymous Teachable Subjects 2017/06/02
>by contrast, i cannot remember anyone ever teaching me: [...] >how to figure out if an argument is true or false >what an argument IS (and how to decide if X is an argument for Y) i did some logic stuff in a class. stuff in the nature Anonymous Teachable Subjects 2017/06/02
plz reply if you think you were taught any of the unteachables, or know how they're taught. or have more to add to the list. or know something about what the difference is. or have experiences about trying to learn the basics to share. or have insight curi Teachable Subjects 2017/06/02
reddit discussion of this post: https://www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson/comments/6ea3tc/my_letter_to_jordan_peterson_on_antidepressants/ curi Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2017/05/30
A lot of universities are having big problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9nFced_eo Anonymous Public University Bigotry 2017/05/30
I was unable to download the 3 hours of Rethinking Depression episodes, or speed them up in my browser. So I bought Audio Hijack which can record any audio your computer plays. Then I played in VLC at higher speed! Audio Hijack is awesome. It was v curi Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2017/05/30
i've read that the default heatsink and fan that come with a CPU are bad Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/30
>i think you need a CPU fan the CPU comes with a fan >and i have no idea if you need a case fan this guide recommends a minimum of 3 fans and the case i am planning on getting comes with 2 http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/692-how-many-cas Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/30
i think you need a CPU fan and i have no idea if you need a case fan Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/30
i want a computer for gaming. does this seem good? i want to get 144 fps in games, with low settings. or get 60 fps with higher settings https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/7gtgcc Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/30
Interesting take on feminism curi Open Discussion 2017/05/29
Atheist community rely on a thing called Burden of Proof. Which is the positive claim that any positive claim has a burden of proof that needs to be met to be taken seriously. Strange then that lots of these people tiake the BoP seriously, Anonymous [Excerpt] Here's a good demonstration that asking... 2017/05/29
anti-socialism kills people Democratic Socialism FTW! Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/29
> so is it fine if i mess up commas and periods? does it matter much? ppl can usually read stuff with no or wrong commas. unless it's a list. lists without commas are tough. look at this: > I like Ayn Rand Karl Popper William Godwin Thomas Szasz curi Open Discussion 2017/05/28
>> i don't know where to put the commas and periods. >commas are small pauses and periods are big pauses. so is it fine if i mess up commas and periods? does it matter much? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/28
> >can you write IMs? > yeah, i'm pretty sure i can you can write an FI post the same as a few IMs in a row. > i just want to be able to write clearly to FI. and not have people have to ask what i mean all the time. try it. and if you get curi Open Discussion 2017/05/28
>why do you need to write proper sentences and paragraphs? i want to be able to write clearly. sometimes when i write it is just a mash of words that is hard understand. this isn't just a problem with writing. i also have the same problem with Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/28
#8681 why do you need to write proper sentences and paragraphs? can you write IMs? can you write how you talk outloud? can you keep it simple? long sentences are bad. just don't write them. the writing in your comment is pretty good. the s curi Open Discussion 2017/05/28
I don't like to write FI emails because I don't know how to write sentences and paragraphs properly. Sometimes I have trouble figuring out how to say my thoughts in a way that people can understand. I have trouble writing long sentences. But there are Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/28
Curi - What you suggest is reasonable. I said I am here to learn stuff and I could be wrong. SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/28
LOL thought anon actually got me banned for a moment. SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/28
SOL, your latest comment didn't post due a bug. You can repost it. If you don't have a copy, you can email me and I can provide it. And if you want to argue "fuck you" is about rape, could you link e.g. 3 educational web pages explaining this im curi Open Discussion 2017/05/28
Elliot, wtf, I thought Leo was banned. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/27
jfc Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/27
> SOL, why are you here? cuz i learn stuff. like when Alisa brought up the idea of “crimestop" i learnt that idea right then and there. then I was curious about it and went off and read “1984” for the first time. from that i learnt the “bla SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/27
> and in context it meant "go to hell for trying to deny the reality of what i wrote." So it was condemning willful misinterpretation/evasion. Liar. You were bullying. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/26
SOL, why are you here? What, if anything, do you like about FI? Do we have some common ground? Is there anything positive you want to talk about? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> you realize "fuck you" has nothing to do with rape? Yes, it does. > it's more like "go to hell." Rationalisation for trying to pretend what you are saying is not as bad as it is. > and in context it meant "go to hell for trying to deny SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
wtf? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> SOL, absurd rape-related allegations are a serious matter. They're not OK. You're trivializing rape, trying to smear someone as a violent criminal, and attempting to start a witch hunt. no I'm not trivilalizing rape. you are. in the context, "fuc SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> SOL, absurd rape-related allegations are a serious matter. They're not OK. You're trivializing rape, trying to smear someone as a violent criminal, and attempting to start a witch hunt. when someone says "fuck you" how should I read it? what is t SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> you interrogated Alisa instead of discussing the issue. at length. interrogate: “Ask questions of (someone) closely, aggressively, or formally.” you're suggesting I'm aggressive. you're a lying trouble-maker. SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
SOL, absurd rape-related allegations are a serious matter. They're not OK. You're trivializing rape, trying to smear someone as a violent criminal, and attempting to start a witch hunt. Take a break for a few days to calm down. Then never post h curi Open Discussion 2017/05/26
>> exaggeration about the amount. > no, i meant what i said. fuck you. you escalate to "fuck you" just like that. seriously, you want to rape me for not agreeing? SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> Alisa brought up the issue of "crimestop" then doesn't want to discuss. you interrogated Alisa instead of discussing the issue. at length. Alisa was extraordinarily patient and responsive. you controlled the conversation and ran it into the groun Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> exaggeration about the amount. no, i meant what i said. fuck you. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> sooo much parochial he-said/she-said meta discussion! exaggeration about the amount. there is a problem here. Alisa brought up the issue of "crimestop" then doesn't want to discuss. she's avoiding my questions about it. like I asked if she discu SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
sooo much parochial he-said/she-said meta discussion! https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/20939 Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/25
> I said that in response to your request for an example where I do crimestop myself. You still didn't answer the question. The answer was: > So I think I had the wrong idea about how helpful you were prepared to be and misjudged the context. SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/25
>> Then why didn't you ask for that? > You said to look through your FI-list discussions with Elliot. I said that in response to your request for an example where I do crimestop myself. You still didn't answer the question. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/25
> Then why didn't you ask for that? You said to look through your FI-list discussions with Elliot. That is not to give an example but to say in a vague way how to *find* an example. If the examples on the list are clearly identified then no problem SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/25
> I was expecting posts which had an example where you crimestopped and someone identified and discussed that problem Then why didn't you ask for that? Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/24
> How is that relevant? You asked me for examples of when I *do* crimestop myself, not for posts where I discuss it. I was expecting posts which had an example where you crimestopped and someone identified and discussed that problem. Have you discu Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/24
That should be, "... not for examples of me discussing it." Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/24
>>>> Do you ever do crimestop yourself? >>>> Yes. >>> can you give an example? >> Look through my FI-list discussions with Elliot. > I searched with the keyword "crimestop". Nothing turned up. How is that relevant? You asked me for exa Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/24
> Look through my FI-list discussions with Elliot. I searched with the keyword "crimestop". Nothing turned up. Given you introduced the term here I didn't expect it to. I'm guessing the idea gets discussed but not named as such in threads about ant SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/24
1. A leftist tried to murder anti-Jihad scholar Robert Spencer: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266719/icelandic-leftist-poisons-robert-spencer-robert-spencer 2. Evil Georgetown professor harasses alt-right guy at gym and gets his gym membersh Unmysterious J Open Discussion 2017/05/24
>>> Do you ever do crimestop yourself? >> Yes. > can you give an example? Look through my FI-list discussions with Elliot. > so a simple argument that would not present a problem in convo with you presents a problem in convo with Elliot Te Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/24
>> What's an example of a pretty conventional idea you hold? > That humans are smaller than elephants. pretty conventional. to hold the opposite you would be “crazy”. >> What's an example of an idea in that spectrum where people disagree SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/24
> What's an example of a pretty conventional idea you hold? That humans are smaller than elephants. > What's an example of an idea in that spectrum where people disagree with you? That the Warriors are better than the Spurs. > Do you ever Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/23
> - Most of my ideas are pretty conventional. What's an example of a pretty conventional idea you hold? > Even when people disagree with me, my ideas are within the spectrum of things they are prepared to think about. What's an example of a SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/23
Rather, the parents have failed to help you learn about responsibility and how to get your own money. oh my god it's turpentine Taking Children Seriously 2017/05/23
If you have reached 30 without being able to support yourself, your parents' main failure didn't have much to do with providing money. oh my god it's turpentine Taking Children Seriously 2017/05/23
> An adult Spanish woman who sued her divorced dad for a €500 allowance in 2015 was one of several test cases which had the effect of deepening parental responsibilities in the nation, which has the second highest rate of youth unemployment in Europ Alisa Taking Children Seriously 2017/05/23
Spanish Gen Y-ers are suing their parents for financial support Alisa Taking Children Seriously 2017/05/23
- Most of my ideas are pretty conventional. Even when people disagree with me, my ideas are within the spectrum of things they are prepared to think about. My position wouldn't be considered thoughtcrime by them, so they don't need to engage in crimes Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/23
Why? SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/22
Crimestop Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/22
> "Crimestop" - a good word for a way of thinking people commonly exhibit when discussing things with Elliot Temple. And with you? SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/22
> i haven't researched that. why? SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
> "Crimestop" - a good word for a way of thinking people commonly exhibit when discussing things with Elliot Temple. i agree :( curi Open Discussion 2017/05/22
Crimestop Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/22
>> i think the idea of islam is responsible for more deaths than the idea of socialism. > Are you claiming then that Islam is more dangerous? If so, what's the explanation for that? i think that islam wouldn't be very dangerous without non-musli Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
> i think the idea of islam is responsible for more deaths than the idea of socialism. Are you claiming then that Islam is more dangerous? If so, what's the explanation for that? for the Islam deaths figure you quoted there is a lot of estimatio SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
>>> the idea of socialism survives and keeps coming back. it is responsible for more deaths than any other idea in history. >> how many people died due to socialism? >> how many people died due to Islam? > What problem are you trying to solve Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
> Do you know why you are scared of criticism? not really. I can offer some guesses. like maybe i have some image of myself and i’ll find out i’m not living up to that image and feel bad about myself or something. or maybe part of me is scared SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
> how many people died due to socialism? > how many people died due to Islam? What problem are you trying to solve? SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
> why did you say "fucking"? maybe you're disgusted of it? hate it? i don’t think i get disgusted at myself or hate parts of myself. maybe i’m wrong? wrote i wrote sounds like part of me in contempt of another part of me. > it would help to SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
Typo #8616 SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
Hey anon debating Islam and socialism you are answering as though you are me and confusing ppl. my last comment was #.8616. I'm signing as SOL from now on. SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
i don't see how 2.5% tithes compare to not having private property. just because a religion has some collectivist elements and a price above 0 doesn't make it socialism. you haven't identified what the major, important attributes of socialism or Islam Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
Islam's control is more religious/ideological than wealth-based. Socialism isn't just any form of collectivism. It's a specific thing. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
>> Islam is a type of socialism. > explain Socialism is a system where the individual is controlled by the collective by controlling wealth. Islam is a system where the individual is controlled by the collective too. What is controlled? Wealt Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
>me being scared of criticism is fucking stupid. I need to resolve that problem. Do you know why you are scared of criticism? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
> Islam is a type of socialism. explain Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
> the idea of socialism survives and keeps coming back. it is responsible for more deaths than any other idea in history. Islam is a type of socialism. So do you count the deaths from islam as deaths from socialism ? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
Is your apartment building up to Earthquake code? Is your street safe from liquifaction? Are you in a tsunami zone? Do you have a good plan for the big one? I used to not worry too much about these things until two massimother fuckers struck close to Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/21
> the idea of socialism survives and keeps coming back. it is responsible for more deaths than any other idea in history. how many people died due to socialism? how many people died due to Islam? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
> me being scared of criticism is fucking stupid. I need to resolve that problem. why did you say "fucking"? maybe you're disgusted of it? hate it? it would help to change that disgust/hate to curiosity. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
Sorry phone glitch Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
question to FI people: you guys are rea Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
similarly all modes of reasoning other than the Popperian one are authoritarian and incompatible with freedom *in all cases*. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
> also tons of them don't understand capitalism. and don't understand that socialism is authoritarian and incompatible with freedom *in all cases* (rather than just sucks in some cases but it could work if you got the details right with enough voting Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
> so like millions of Ayn Rand readers think she's into induction and not falllibility? yes. also tons of them don't understand capitalism. and don't understand that socialism is authoritarian and incompatible with freedom *in all cases* (rather th curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
so like millions of Ayn Rand readers think she's into induction and not falllibility? The only error correction I did was thinking about it in my own mind and I know that is a bad path forward. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
me being scared of criticism is fucking stupid. I need to resolve that problem. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
revising my sentence above to: > i often cut off communication with people cuz i get bored or am preoccupied with something else or am scared of criticism or can't be bothered replying or something i missed something important didn't I? That'll Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
> you're reading what I wrote too literally? you seem to be blaming me for replying to what you wrote instead of what you meant. it would have been better if you replied to what i wrote more literally. i asked 4 questions and you didn't give dir curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
I know knowledge comes in degrees. you're reading what I wrote too literally? my post says i'm shit at paths forward and concludes I don't really know it very well at all. I think I know some stuff about it cuz I've read the blog post here, FI posts, Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
> my problem is living by it. example: i know "paths forward" but how good at it am I? why do you think you know it? what have you done to test that claim? and knowledge of paths forward comes in degrees. not just you do or don't know it. maybe curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
> so why don't you learn philosophy? my problem is living by it. example: i know "paths forward" but how good at it am I? shit. like i don't post to FI list. i read philosophical stuff but don't test my understanding by posting about it. i tend to Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
KIC 8462852 is undergoing another dip. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/20
> Be more careful in future. related: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266719/icelandic-leftist-poisons-robert-spencer-robert-spencer Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
so why don't you learn philosophy? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/19
it was a joke. a generic true answer to the question "why are you not good enough at philosophy" is "because I am not good enough at philosophy". learning philosophy makes one better at learning philosophy. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/19
#8601 so? that is a non-answer Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/19
>> No, I am not good enough at philosophy, > why not? I love recursion lol. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/19
> No, I am not good enough at philosophy, why not? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/19
No, I am not good enough at philosophy, Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
> Trying to spread good philosophical ideas in the culture in an easy to access way have you done any of this? curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
> how to fix? The problem is very difficult. Their need to impress and to lean on authority is so ingrained that solving the problem is tantamount to taking apart their mind and reassembling it. The only real hope is finding people whose minds Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
This is very eye opening and frightening. We need to be more vigilant and protect ourselves and our children. Very well written. Thank you Elliot Temple and Justin Mallone. Isabella Svott By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
#8593 will you link some examples? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
@#8593 ☹️ how to fix? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
They wrote to impress, which caused criticism they did not want, then doubled-down on their mistake. Doubling-down happens so often. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
> They want to protect themselves from criticism. But it *causes* criticism. They try to protect themselves from conventional false criticisms instead of typical true criticisms that would be posted to FI. Doesn't make much sense... Similarly Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
> People in general put lots of work into trying to sound smart. even dumb, unimpressive people. like if you look at FI posts, you can see some posters ask short, simple questions. and then other posters are always writing something more complicated. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
I was going to add a comment to say remove my comment but see you have already done that. Be more careful in future. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/15
Popper advocated simple writing. He just wasn't great at it. He did better than most of his colleagues. He came from Austria and and had to learn both English and also the writing style of the English-speaking world (which is different and better than curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/15
[Comment removed by Elliot Temple. I think anon meant well but I still don't want to leave information about how to find my location in comments here.] Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/15
> Popper is a pretty bad liberal, he's just good on epistemology. He was for TV censorship and government doing various stuff. He never wrote good things about capitalism. What an arse. He would have been anti-Trump had he been alive now. Even in h Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/14
Popper is a pretty bad liberal, he's just good on epistemology. He was for TV censorship and government doing various stuff. He never wrote good things about capitalism. Good liberals are people like Mises and Rand. Popper's politics was nothing li curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/13
> ppl take bits of liberalism and bring them up when it favors some conclusion they want. it's very biased. they'll use a little liberalism here and there to serve their purposes, but they won't be consistent, principled liberals. Yes. Freire was a Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/13
Simon's other video on BAMN has more good info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5QKM81Z14 Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/13
Nice video, Simon. I like clips you mix in. Good points about how the Sacramento violence was an intentional, planned tactic! Elliot Temple By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/13
By Any Means Necessary? No! Let's Bring Down BAMN By The Peaceful Legal Means Necessary Simon Harris By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/13
> Some of this sounds superficially like things TCS would say. it's got some liberalism and anti-authority stuff. ppl take bits of liberalism and bring them up when it favors some conclusion they want. it's very biased. they'll use a little libe Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/12
> It’s very scary that Marxism and Critical Pedagogy are so mainstream in American schools. How is this stuff so popular? Almost everyone is a socialist. The schools are controlled by the left. People don't like Ayn Rand. People are tort Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/12
Banking concept of education in "Pedagogy of the Oppressed": http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon2/pedagogy/pedagogychapter2.html > In the banking concept of education, knowledge is a gift bestowed by those who consider themselves knowledgeabl Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/12
Antonia Darder, who wrote “The Critical Pedagogy Reader” admires Paulo Freire. He wrote “The Pedagogy of the Oppressed”: http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon2/pedagogy/index.html In this book, Che Guevera is spoken highly of. Eg: > Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/12
Justin Kalef again Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/12
Bill Ayers the Weather Underground terrorist embraced and wrote about Critical Pedagogy. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/11
It's not surprising people like Felarca can be found teaching in schools. After all, dreadful Marxist books like "The Critical Pedagogy Reader" are popular at teaching colleges. "Critical Pedagogy" used to be fringe stuff. Now mainstream. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/11
> Griffiths has resigned after all this. :( damn. he wrote some good stuff. approximately(?) all the universities are so fucked up now. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/10
"Everything is Problematic" Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/10
Paul Griffiths on totalitarian "diversity training" Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/10
Guessing that Einstein was shit at paths forward. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/09
Popper is terrible on capitalism too so... I'm sure Einstein ran into capitalist ideas a little bit. Popper must have known about Mises via Hayek and meeting him at Mount Pelerin. But people really really hate freedom so... Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Albert Einstein sucks https://monthlyreview.org/2009/05/01/why-socialism/ > I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Leiter appears to have blocked my comment talking about qualities of good forums and asking if Justin knew of any. There's no notification of it being blocked, just nothing happens, it doesn't show up, and someone else's comment was approved in the sa curi Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Circumcision is super bad J Open Discussion 2017/05/08
"In Defense of Transracialism" by Rebecca Tuvel Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/08
> 41. See id. Leiter’s analysis includes all attorneys hired at these firms, whether they were nonpartnership-track counsel who graduated in the early 1990s, senior partners who graduated in the 1960s, or first-year associates who graduated in 2002. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
> 16. See id. Leiter states that “[w]ithout a doubt, two of the measures used in calculating the overall rank are sensitive to the number of graduates” and concedes that this favors large schools such as Georgetown. Id. It is unclear why Leiter ch Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
> 15. See id. Exclusively using the 2003 edition of Vault’s guide to determine which employers are elite may be misleading. Even if one assumes that regional Vault rank perfectly correlates with regional firm prestige, one must remember that Leiter Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Because the xoxo criticism of Leiter is no longer up and only available from archive.org, I mirrored it: http://curi.us/files/ciolli.final.pdf curi Open Discussion 2017/05/08
http://web.archive.org/web/20070127161049/http://www.autoadmit.com:80/studies/ciolli/ > Several individuals have responded to U.S. News’s deficiencies by creating their own noncommercial employment rankings,12 but these too suffer from serious de Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Brian Leiter, the blog owner, is a bad dude. See e.g. http://www.autoadmit.com/leiter.html and the linked "tirade" (he hates autoadmit). But note the quotes from Alisa are from a blog commenter, not Leiter. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Thanks Alisa. I wrote a reply which is pending moderation: http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2017/05/a-thread-for-further-comments-on-the-misconduct-by-the-hypatia-editors-and-the-defamation-of-prof-tu.html#comment-6a00d8341c2e6353ef01bb099927e curi Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Justin Kalef's list of features essential for a philosophical discussion Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Plus I told you not to contact me for a year minimum, and this comment was obviously directed at contacting me rather than being general discussion. The year starts over after your month ban. curi Open Discussion 2017/05/07
You were only allowed to post here as FF. You're banned for a month from everything. Don't test the ban. I'm not going to do anything now, but if you post again then I'll go permanently ban you with the same software that bans Leonor. curi Open Discussion 2017/05/07
> if you make a new account to evade your discord ban again, you will be permanently banned from everything the same as leonor. You could have not banned me and ignored my initial replies. I would have agreed on not outing. ( as if I have intereste BANNED PERSON Open Discussion 2017/05/07
What do you think of Richard Stallman? I liked his views on Piracy, copyright & Freedom but he is a Bernie Supporter & a SJW :-( FF Open Discussion 2017/05/04
pressuring people to be pretty is mean pressuring people not to put much effort into being pretty, even though they are supposed to be pretty, is mean pressuring people to hide the effort they put into being pretty is mean pressuring people t curi Cosplay and Effortful Appearances 2017/04/25
What's mean about the social dynamics of cosplay? I know you think social dynamics in general contain tons of meanness. Did you have something more specific than that in mind? Anonymous Cosplay and Effortful Appearances 2017/04/25
Deceptive, dishonest NYT reporting on left-wing violence at Alisa Open Discussion 2017/04/22
> People do take k-12 schooling largely for granted today though there are some dissidents---free schools, unschooling, home schooling, truancy... truants generally don't dispute the legitimacy of k-12 schooling. like thieves don't generally dis Anonymous Compulsory Government Education 2017/04/20
> I'm not sure what the point of that essay was what essay does "that essay" refer to? Anonymous Compulsory Government Education 2017/04/20
This is a free speech zone (or TAZ---temporary autonomous zone)( ishi Compulsory Government Education 2017/04/20
He calls himself libertarian though. FF Open Discussion 2017/04/17
He should join FI. FF Open Discussion 2017/04/17
I just found out Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia Co-founder) is a self-avowed Objectivist, "Referring to the philosophy invented by writer Ayn Rand in the mid-20th century that emphasizes reason, individualism, and capitalism. Wales first encountered the p FF Open Discussion 2017/04/17
Doc: I want you to imagine that you're living on a city block okay on this block there's a red house a greenhouse a blue house and a white house sure red man lives in the red house the green man lives in the greenhouse and the blue man lives the blue FF Health Insurance and Psychiatry 2017/04/14
psychiatric tests reminded me of this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc86ZXFsriM FF Health Insurance and Psychiatry 2017/04/14
Why should missile strikes be proportional? The goal ought to be effective defense, not what's proportional. curi Open Discussion 2017/04/10
CTMU C.M.Langan Explaining Infinite Sets, Measures, and Mappings for Quantum Physics 2017/04/10
#8537 underselling a favorite thing like that is very conventional social lying, so people just ignore the "it's not that good" lying. if you're sharing it you think it's good enough to share and they know that. Anonymous Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
Its strange how people choose to focus only on the bad stuff after you reveal it. Maybe it is their dumb defense system that looks for bad stuff and once it sees it ignores all the good. I always try to reduce the other person's expectation before FF Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
there are lots of *small* interactions where teaching people huge stuff about live wouldn't really fit cuz e.g. you only ever interact with the person for 10 minutes total. Anonymous Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
Why not teach people to appreciate honesty instead? I imagined full disclosure of bad stuff was a good way to start. After talking about the horrible stuff the other person would have no expectations left. Then Bombard him with all the good stuff. FF Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
there's no lying here. Anonymous Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
I thought being truthful was good. Is this a trick to deal with people who don't like being told the truth? FF Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
There's a saying among people who live in their RVs all the time and just move the RV to different places: "My life is better than your vacation" I'm sure that's not always, and perhaps only rarely, true. But I think they have the right idea in Anonymous Vacation Travel Is Overrated 2017/03/26
I hate vacations.. I get sick a lot Anonymous Vacation Travel Is Overrated 2017/03/25
i don't know if you mean what you say or it's some kind of satire, but either way you seem like an idiot. curi Open Discussion 2017/03/24
ugly non-white non-english speaking destructive immigrants have no right to live Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/03/24
never curi Open Discussion 2017/03/24
when will trump legalize killing of ugly destructive immigrants? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/03/24
@#8525 this is similar to induction. it's taking some finite set of stuff and then saying "generalize". he doesn't specify clear, exact rules for what counts as a general theory, nor for which general theories are to be rejected. if we make u curi The Categorical Imperative is Mistaken 2017/03/11
from WIkipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categorical_imperative >Kant asserted that lying, or deception of any kind, would be forbidden under any interpretation and in any circumstance. In Grounding, Kant gives the example of a person who seek Mysterious J The Categorical Imperative is Mistaken 2017/03/11
@#8522 you should learn basic internet/computer usage skills and start using them in your life. http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/package-dealing,_fallacy_of.html Anonymous Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2017/03/10
package deal oh my god it's turpentine Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2017/03/10
What does "package deal" under "Strengths of Objectivist epistemology" refer to? Is it how ideas are sometimes transferred to others as a bundle? Or something else? Anonymous Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2017/03/10
#8520 no Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/03/10
you like marie curie? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/03/10
#8516 I don't disagree that it's relevant to the subject in general. My point is that because #8513 drops context from the quote (a specific kind of problem) and imposes it's own (problems in general), it implies that that is the full context of # SN Open Discussion 2017/03/05
i wrote a mini essay about overwatch https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/5wlrew/game_design_healing_should_give_less_ult_charge/ curi Open Discussion 2017/02/27
Do any of you imagine actors while reading fiction? FF Open Discussion 2017/02/27
#8515 it's a reply b/c it applies. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/26
#8513 This talks about problems in general, but quotes #8512 and drops the context of specifically problems about creating new rationalisations. Why? SN Open Discussion 2017/02/26
1960 book on scientism Alisa Open Discussion 2017/02/26
> But I'm not aware of any new ones at the moment. that's a bad sign, not a good sign. you should expect progress in phases: - ruining your own life obliviously - noticing a few ways you ruin your own life - fixing a few ways you ruin y curi Open Discussion 2017/02/25
#8511 >> I don't create more rationalisations for my life pain. > of course you do. Well, maybe. I guess it's dumb to conclude I'm not gonna make any more after spending a lot of time making them and not really even thinking about it before. SN Open Discussion 2017/02/25
> I don't create more rationalisations for my life pain. of course you do. > The reason I don't have more FI-pain rationalisations is that no-one is coercing me to take part. sure you have more. but they aren't as effective as some others. le Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8509 > why you don't create rationalizations for the FI pain in order to make it more tolerable, like you do with your life pain? I don't create more rationalisations for my life pain. The ones I have have existed for a long time. I created them SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8508 why you don't create rationalizations for the FI pain in order to make it more tolerable, like you do with your life pain? what's the difference which kept you from doing that in the past regarding the FI pain? Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8409 (I refer to this first part as the "original comment" later) >>1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizations about that pain. so what he's really doing is tryin SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8504 boring vague hindsight list attempting to replace creative thinking. not useful. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8387 > in terms of engagement with FI, when you feel bad, you might wanna post about your best guess as to why so people can give you some perspective. often people think their own emotional stuff is worse than it objectively is because its THEIR st SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8504 > (like "it happened because Bob said it" - try it without Bob, or "it happened because I was tired" - try it without being tired) Rewriting for clarity (like "the feeling happened because of Bob said it" - try it without Bob, or "the f SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8349 > did you express this problem to FI and ask for help with a solution? did you post something like, "I feel bad about being accused of lying. Is it bad to be accused of lying? If it's bad, is it bad to be the accuser or the person accused? Why? SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
For dealing with that, I try to keep catching myself when I resist change for no clear reason and either work out the reason, or if it seems harmless try it out and see what happens. Also reading Rand helps. She makes quite a lot of references to c SN Open Discussion 2017/02/20
>> I guess just asking "why?" (or in the case of not understanding, just saying so) is a place to start with that. > yup. note that you've had issues for years which have such simple solutions. (not necessarily simple *full* solutions but plenty to SN Open Discussion 2017/02/20
> I guess just asking "why?" (or in the case of not understanding, just saying so) is a place to start with that. yup. note that you've had issues for years which have such simple solutions. (not necessarily simple *full* solutions but plenty to ge Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/19
#8463 >> (incidentally I think all good humour is of the "grain of truth" variety, I don't find outright lies told in a "humorous" way to be funny) >this is basically incomprehensible. you're really overestimating how much your text communicates s SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
>> I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. > there is a simple solution to this in widespread use in the business world. > penalty clauses. > e.g. if you don't follow through on X then you owe the guy $100. > si SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
#8494 yeah constantly using caffeine sucks and having a replacement hot drink is good. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/19
> How long did it take you to get comfortable listening at 500 wpm? i don't know, and i learned related skills first: RSVP speed reading and watching video faster (mostly TV). I learned this stuff gradually over a few years I guess. Takes a whil curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/19
>>But being reliable is good, helps to do things with other people. I don't want to end up being so flaky/inconsistent I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. >>Maybe I'm focusing too much on effect rather than c SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
> judging from my performance being noticeably worse now Oops. I meant "judging from my performance not being noticeably worse now" SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
I stopped using caffeine a week ago. I was a heavy user for about 12 years. I slept 10 hours a night for a few days but that's changed back to my normal 8 now. It was unpleasant for a couple of days (headachey and irritable). I'm not sure *why* SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
> if you listen to a book at 500 wpm twice (a very reasonable speed, not super fast, for a skillful reader) you can do that faster than a single really careful, slow reading *and* multitask it. this is efficient! How long did it take you to get co SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/19
#8491 that's dumb. the point of penalty clauses is to assure the other guy, when you DO expect you will follow through but he doesn't. (it also deals with ways you could fail but it's not your fault, but you're still responsible) but here you're Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/18
penalty clauses Alisa Open Discussion 2017/02/18
i'm well aware of a variety of bad things about Trump (e.g. economic protectionism and his comments on Garland) and have posted about them, especially during the primaries. there are, however, a lot worse things in the world than Trump who is actually curi Open Discussion 2017/02/15
> No, Trump&co was shorthand for Trump and those who speak directly on his behalf, i.e. White House staff. Going back and re-reading my first use of it, I'm not sure why you would have grouped yourself in there. because i agree with the statements curi Open Discussion 2017/02/15
P.S. I bought Adios America and will read it Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/15
> then you should have said e.g. "Hi, I strongly disagree with your political views. Here is somewhere I think you're making a mistake..." My agreement/disagreement with your political views is mixed. I would guess 50% agreement but hard to estimat Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/15
this quote from Adios America provides some clues about the current voter fraud issue. > As we know from Reagan’s amnesty, when nearly 1 million illegal immigrants falsely claimed to have been farmworkers to get amnesty, foreigners who have alrea curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> I have been a FI subscriber/lurker for a few years, and have read many posts here, on FI, and your Fi email newsletter. then you should have said e.g. "Hi, I strongly disagree with your political views. Here is somewhere I think you're making a m curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> you came here and, with zero introduction, started aggressively attacking the values of this blog How does analyzing and discussing the statements/claims of Trump&co in relation to voter fraud amount to attacking the values of this blog? It's Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> That may be true (I’m open to the possibility), but being offended / interpreting them as hostile is wrong. i meant they are hostile to Trump, America, the values of this blog (my values), etc > All I have is my current knowledge and I hope curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> your political views are very false and nasty and immoral That may be true (I’m open to the possibility), but being offended / interpreting them as hostile is wrong. > they are written like you already chose a side (the anti-America, anti-me Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/14
yeah using different books is reasonable. also i think the biggest issue you want a book you care less about for the audio book. it's way easier to multitask if it's not a big deal to miss a little or not follow a little bit and not rewind. one thi curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/14
Should I have a different book for whatever audiobook listening I am able to do? I think I should. I think it would be hard to go from reading text to audio book and back again because of stuff like finding my place in different mediums and having AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/14
> or where the exercise itself is a multi-task (i.e. bike ride to do errands) the errands at the end of the bike ride have zero relevance to using an audio book while riding. that it's already one kind of multitask doesn't mean it can't be several curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/14
> Why do I seem hostile / unreasonable? your political views are very false and nasty and immoral, and they aren't offered from a position of like "Hi, I'm a novice, teach me", they are written like you already chose a side (the anti-America, anti curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> i think 6.5 hours a week is plenty to be worthwhile. i don't understand why it wouldn't be. I don't know why it wouldn't be either. But I asked because it falls into a category I'll call: things I don't know enough about to make a conclusion with AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/13
> you come off as very hostile and unreasonable Not sure why you've jumped to this conclusion. Why do I seem hostile / unreasonable? As far as hostile: my subjective experience is feeling clear / clam. And I thought this place welcomed criticis Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/13
you come off as very hostile and unreasonable. where is the value to me in answering the other comments? they're boring. what do i get out of it? i offered one path forward where you could demonstrate some good will and thinking effort, just in case a curi Open Discussion 2017/02/13
Why have you have ignored most/all of my questions? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/13
so, are you going to stay ignorant or start reading? curi Open Discussion 2017/02/13
> > My guess is that Trump was relying on the statements of others when saying the 3-5million thing, but without reviewing or doing any scholarly work. > do you mean Trump didn't PERSONALLY do scholarly work? sounds true. but he has advisors, think Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/13
i think 6.5 hours a week is plenty to be worthwhile. i don't understand why it wouldn't be. is there a deadline for learning a particular thing that you aren't sure if you can achieve this way? in the near future? b/c if it's in the distant future i w curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/13
> My guess is that Trump was relying on the statements of others when saying the 3-5million thing, but without reviewing or doing any scholarly work. do you mean Trump didn't PERSONALLY do scholarly work? sounds true. but he has advisors, thinkers, curi Open Discussion 2017/02/13
https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/19946 > One thing that came up was Trump voter fraud claims. George Stephanopoulos pushed super hard saying Miller didn't have evidence of voter fraud. It seems corre Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8444 > most effort has to go to fixing your broken shit instead of the avoiding coercion topic itself. #8445 > understanding avoiding coercion is more like 50 books worth of total content, not 1 essay. (all the stuff on the FI site adds up to li AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/12
#8465 >But being reliable is good, helps to do things with other people. I don't want to end up being so flaky/inconsistent I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. >Maybe I'm focusing too much on effect rather Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/12
> I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. there is a simple solution to this in widespread use in the business world. penalty clauses. e.g. if you don't follow through on X then you owe the guy $100. sig curi Open Discussion 2017/02/12
(#8461 was me too, missed it that time) #8458 >> I don't want to get into something without seriously thinking I'll stick to it, I don't start stuff anticipating that I give up. So getting involved in a discussion means I'm committing myself to in SN Open Discussion 2017/02/12
typo fixes curi Open Discussion 2017/02/12
> I will point out when I'm joking/not being literal and I don't think it's obvious. it's not safe to think it's obvious sometimes. nothing is obvious. and jokes and metaphors are especially confusing. > (incidentally I think all good humour is curi Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8458 >>I now think learning to be good at stuff *in the context of it being stressful* is super destructive to progress in the long term, and also kinda fake. > Why do you think it's fake? I get how it's not ideal or good (sounds like a coercive SN Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8458 >>I've been trying out being more "relaxed" posting here (like, making jokes *at all*) to try some alternatives and see how they work out. In the least, I enjoy it more. >Is your relaxed and joking attitude serious? Does it bring urgency and Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8450 > no. it's just that particular text needed strong emphasis b/c of how i was using it to contrast my perspective with the perspective AnonITA presents. need to emphasize a big difference there for clarity/meaning reasons. Right, even my rei SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/12
>Is your relaxed and joking attitude serious? This isn't right. It's more like "your 'relaxed' attitude (which involves making some jokes)". That's different than a joking attitude. It was wrong to imply you said that. Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/11
#8440 >Since when I actually read it's rarely "dangerous" like I'd feared. But sometimes I can read *expecting* "danger" because of this and try to find it where it isn't. *What* specifically is in danger? Your physical safety? Your self-image? Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/11
> cliffnotes are for people, especially students, who don't really want to read books. the site isn't for people like me. I wasn't recommending the site to you. I was taking the site's help in remembering small insignificant characters from Fountai FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
>> btw it might also be worth changing the "Fallible Ideas" link to eg something like "Fallible Ideas essays" > which link? side bar, between "Archives" and "More" SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
cliffnotes are for people, especially students, who don't really want to read books. the site isn't for people like me. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/11
> if you want me to actually click the link and read their stuff and then write up a list of ways they're wrong, you'll have to pay me a lot of money. I don't want you/anyone to research it. I guessed someone already familiar with the site might ha FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
i gave you the answer. if you want me to actually click the link and read their stuff and then write up a list of ways they're wrong, you'll have to pay me a lot of money. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/11
>> Is the cliffnotes site reliable? > no How is it unreliable? FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
> Is the cliffnotes site reliable? no curi Open Discussion 2017/02/11
#8446 there's *one* caps phrase in a ton of text and that's what stands out to you? it's just caps for extra emphasis. like **bold**, same thing. it needs extra strong emphasis to highlight the contradiction of his claim about *part* vs my statement w curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
I've not read it and am not going to read it to check it's reliability. But if you have a particular character you're interested in, I'm happy to discuss :) SN Open Discussion 2017/02/11
Is the cliffnotes site reliable? I am using it while reading the book to know the characters better. https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/f/the-fountainhead/ FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
I commented on Writing Fallible Ideas Emails, 14. I thought I'd post it here too. https://youtu.be/T8AvyHG_bOk?t=34m40s Thinking about this part: > many times you reply, but leave me wondering where you stand on the issues at stake. I think I' SN [Videos] How To Write Philosophy Emails 2017/02/11
At first I read most of #8443, #8444, #8445 as curi raging out at AnonITA. Because out the caps of rage and swearing and harshness and length. But I was just listening to one of curi's videos, and couldn't imagine curi raging out over this. So thou SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
i think AnonITA dramatically overestimates the completeness of the avoiding coercion FI essay. he doesn't understand that, like more or less all essays, it's a bunch of clues, not a direct transfer of solutions into your brain. it's dehydrated and you curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
part of the confusion and issue is this: it takes like X effort to learn the methods of rational problem solving, avoiding coercion, etc X is small, finite. let's say, 500. and AnonITA's questions are more or less: what if my starting point i curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
> I won't claim a philosophically serious knowledge about the method I linked to. Not the least because I don't know what would actually meet that standard. > > But I'm not unfamiliar with that method. I think I know enough to talk about it You o curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
lol FF [Excerpt] Personal Information Sex: What are y 2017/02/10
#8440 > Another part is time investment. I don't want to get into something without seriously thinking I'll stick to it, I don't start stuff anticipating that I give up. So getting involved in a discussion means I'm committing myself to invest an unk SN Open Discussion 2017/02/09
#8410 >>So I'm ninja about it. Trying to subvert them indirectly, spy on them, learn their weaknesses, sabotage them. I'm a rebel trying to survive the authoritarian meme regime in the only way that isn't suicide. >this is vague. clearly and concr SN Open Discussion 2017/02/09
> the stigma against "over analyzing" social events is an attack on people who have fewer social experiences. it's natural for them to analyze their few data points a lot (if they care about social stuff). whereas if someone is flooded with a ton of s SN Open Discussion 2017/02/09
> you have not learned the method and do not use it. Right. What I said was "I'm not unfamiliar with that method. I think I know enough to talk about it and to make a guess about why I'm not currently able to use it effectively in some areas of my AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/09
#8421 you have not learned the method and do not use it. so, no, your caveats are wrong. i also don't think you understand the meaning of the 3 sentences you quote there. i can't tell you solutions to your problem with needles, and various others, curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/09
Circling back to #8421 > How cheaply and quickly does this stuff work? Enough to not be coerced. Enough it's useable in your life. It seems like this needs a caveat: The method works cheaply and quickly enough not to be coerced unless one of the s AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/09
> you should discuss stuff you can deal with better to try to learn about the problem solving method, instead of the stuff you're most stuck and stupid about. I don't know how to apply this advice. At a high level, there's roughly: (1) problems AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
> anyway your emotions aren't a disagreement and aren't participating in the avoiding coercion method. they are not playing the role of a delegation at a mediation which has your best interests as a person at heart. they aren't willing to try to figur AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
you should discuss stuff you can deal with better to try to learn about the problem solving method, instead of the stuff you're most stuck and stupid about. don't try to do 2 things at once (learn about method, deal with needles which you're especiall Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
> wait, so first you deny it, then you give a reason you're doing it on purpose? I think "it" above out to relate to different parts my statements, whereas you're treating "it" as a single thing. My first statement ("Why do you think I'm not?") AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
> Why do you think I'm not? well you picked the needle example. > I expect the return on discussing the most problematic areas of life to be higher than the return on discussing less problematic areas of life. wait, so first you deny it, then Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
#8427 and #8428 I can't talk about everything at once. I don't think it makes sense to talk about both the avoiding coercion topic and the emotion topic at the same time. So ya, for purposes of the discussion I was taking the emotions as a given in o AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
@#8428 It's: Given I'm *irrational* about X -- that is, not using rational methods like the avoiding coercion method to think about it -- then the method doesn't work for me about X. It doesn't work when you don't use it. Whether you genuinely w Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/07
here's how #8427 reads to me: first of all, assume that I'm bad at introspection, thinking, and solving problems. ok now that we have that all set, the “avoiding coercion” method doesn’t seem to work for me. like in this example with the Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/07
> But there's a method for getting non-coercive solutions one can use in their life instead of only hypothetical solutions given more time/resources. I assume the method you're referring to is the one described at: http://fallibleideas.com/avoidin AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/07
Yvette Felarca of BANM planned violence, riots at Milo's Berkeley appearance Alisa Today's Left is Especially Bad 2017/02/07
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fornewintellectual/permalink/1867863803457512/ > I was listening to Yaron Brook over the weekend and he said that he thinks George W Bush was a much worse President than Obama. jeez i knew Yaron Brook was dumb but curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
> But the video is worth watching for Szasz's for Szasz's *comments* curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
Molyneux Szasz Interview curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
@#8417 it's sad how mundane and basic the problems people get stuck on for their whole lives are. they often can't even solve lots of stuff like this, let alone more interesting or difficult stuff. curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
> But it's kind of a chicken-and-egg problem yeah. and no general-case, straightforward solution to this is known. for any given situation, there's a way to make progress. but it depends on lots of details of your situation like what resources y curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
> i want to add an example to this to make it more clear. ... > ask questions to that side: all 4 questions given are generic. so this is a fake example, not a real example. a real example would discuss the example scenario. but you take t curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
here's someone being very mean to me on reddit comments (about Overwatch, not philosophy), totally unprompted and out of the blue, and then being totally dishonest that they had attacked me. https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/5s curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8417: >I don't like getting shots. But I need to get routine vaccinations like flu shots. If I had waited until I felt OK with getting shots I'd have not done it in prior years and risked getting the flu, tetanus, etc. Instead I just make myself g Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
Sure. I don't like getting shots. But I need to get routine vaccinations like flu shots. If I had waited until I felt OK with getting shots I'd have not done it in prior years and risked getting the flu, tetanus, etc. Instead I just make myself ge AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
#8414 >but rather than just claiming, “that’s irrational, don’t give in to those sneaky, evil, tough meme bastards!”, try to approach the conflict rationally. it's like on one side of the coin, you have (most) people indulging their emot Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
molyneux interview with szasz oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8410 >you need to *resolve* conflicts. not delegitimize one side by labeling it "static meme" and treating it as the enemy. >give that side a chance to "say it's piece". does it have any explanations? can it answer criticisms of those explanati Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8412 your ignorance of the Urban Dictionary website does not warrant a "wtf" response to people. you could also have found the answer with a Google search like: what is vidya you're being a dumb jerk here. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8399 > But you're right that I do time management with other stuff too, and normally do it a lot better than with discussion. I don't have any problem eg fitting in a few hours of vidya or anime around sleep and work. wtf is a "vidya"? Video Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/06
my bad on not linking the post which i was just quoting. it's #8401 Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
>So I'm ninja about it. Trying to subvert them indirectly, spy on them, learn their weaknesses, sabotage them. I'm a rebel trying to survive the authoritarian meme regime in the only way that isn't suicide. this is vague. clearly and concretely, wh Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
ok. here's the quote: >1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizations about that pain. so what he's really doing is trying to conform to his existing rationalizations Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
> i wanted to understand clearly why people create rationalizations for life pain, but not FI pain. already this is junk. you're assuming something false that wasn't in the quote. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/06
>It's not like all of my days are filled with intentional self-coercion. Far from it. But if I judge that something really needs to get done in some non-FI area of my life and I don't want to do it and I can't find another way to deal with it fairly q Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
#8398 >this post has nothing to say and is all faking. i want to understand this. do you have an explanation? maybe a good place to start is i'll share some of my thinking for the post. can you point out how my mind was faking? so anon wro Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
the stigma against "over analyzing" social events is an attack on people who have fewer social experiences. it's natural for them to analyze their few data points a lot (if they care about social stuff). whereas if someone is flooded with a ton of soc Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/06
> Partially I think it's some pressure I put on myself to respond, like I need to respond quickly or it's a problem. there are **zero** FI posters who consistently respond fast. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
thanks #8400 i had downloaded the video about mental illness video but i've now deleted it unwatched. even worse than i expected :( and i'm suspicious he's attacking Frozen instead of Lord of the Rings because children especially like it. it's t curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
I didn't mean to anthropomorphise my memes there seriously. But I don't think it was obvious that I wasn't saying talking about seriously as other entities. >They really wanted me to get defensive If I was being serious, I'd have said "I really SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8395 >> here's my take: nobody's discovered a reliably pain-free way to go from an irrational mentality to a rational mentality. >1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway *cries* (jk) (but there's plenty of pain that I've spent too SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
molyneux on mental illness oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>> The problem is about managing my wants. I want to continue the discussion, but this goes against the want to sleep and work. I've been pretty bad at managing that conflict. >don't you run into the same problem with other stuff too? e.g. you like SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8397 this post has nothing to say and is all faking. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizations about that pain. so what he's really doing is trying to conform to his existing rationalizations. the following comme Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/05
Stefan Molyneux: There is No Such Thing as Mental Illness Alisa Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> here's my take: nobody's discovered a reliably pain-free way to go from an irrational mentality to a rational mentality. 1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizat Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8385 yes scheduling time *after* writing something to ponder more, finish up some thoughts or at least take some notes so you can continue later, is a good idea. people over under-allocate time to stuff and skimping on before and after time is a comm curi Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> The problem is about managing my wants. I want to continue the discussion, but this goes against the want to sleep and work. I've been pretty bad at managing that conflict. don't you run into the same problem with other stuff too? e.g. you like a curi Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> it's impossible for him to succeed without asking lots of questions (at least in his own mind) and getting answers to those questions. he has to create knowledge of how to fly a plane and that involves asking questions. and if he's gonna be asking q Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
Yes, people are born without language and have to learn it. Yes, people are born tabula rasa is a good way to think about it. Yes, that's what Rand said. I'm not very familiar with ARI's denial of this but ARI is terrible on lots of things so I'm u curi Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
#8388 The FCC used to require a morse code test for any ham radio license with HF privileges. The first level ("Novice") test was at 5 wpm. By the time I was involved, those seeking to meet it almost never were interested in learning the code for its PAS Learning Overwatch 2017/02/05
#8356 I think I need to start by discussing whether to rule out options that involve intentional self-coercion. From a discussion I'm not involved in: http://curi.us/1950-open-discussion#c8387 > nobody's discovered a reliably pain-free way to go AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/05
Learning morse code Alisa Learning Overwatch 2017/02/05
#8343: >I'm very sure that OCD is very good for someone who knows how to engage in it effectively and doesn't (like me) have a bunch of terrible ideas that obstruct it. this is a bit like those people that say "capitalism's great for rich people Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8334: >Asking questions would probably help the wannabe pilot. But it's not impossible for him to succeed without doing that it's impossible for him to succeed without asking lots of questions (at least in his own mind) and getting answers to t Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
More meta One of the issues I have is time pressure. I want to sleep, I want to work, etc. This has come up for me a few times since I started discussing here this week. My first thought in response was a "I don't have time to do all this" sort SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8379: wtf? no. that doesn't follow at all. a fair number of people think you're a horrible failure if you don't get into and attend an Ivy League college and graduate summa cum laude. I think that's crap. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
Mrs Christine McNulty Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
#8333: >Imagine someone wants to fly a plane. >Does he jump in the cockpit right away and take off? No, he'll probably die (if he even gets it in the air at all). >Has he quit because he doesn't do that? No, he needs to work out how to do it Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> I want to explain how - and why. > > Will someone give me a platform? this is a platform. you're welcome to post here. curi Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
Mrs Christine McNulty Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
#8378 when you consider basically everyone a horrible failure, wouldn't pretty much ANY criterion for declaring people a horrible failure seem accurate to you? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8333: >Ok, but a period not posting isn't a good measure that they are not engaging. it's roughly 100% effective as a measure based on what i've seen IRL. this applies even when people are engaging in discussion of FI ideas a bit in some non Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8370 > that showed some kinda error in judgement about what you expected other people to find non-notable and instantly agree with. I wouldn't say I *expect* agreement on the other things I don't go into. Rather, I expect disagreement on the SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
great point. more to lose = more to lose IF YOU DON'T MAKE PROGRESS. you automatically lose if you don't make progress because problems are inevitable so you always need rapid progress or you're fucked. so if you have a lot to lose, that's incen Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/05
quote from #8314: >Rand's life, Trump's life, Hitler's life, my life, and a crack whore's life are (or were) all problematic. True, but misses the point. Some people have a lot more to lose than others. They have a lot more to lose because they've Mysterious person Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/05
the post is from 2003. here: http://fallibleideas.com/essays/taking-children-seriously Anonymous [Excerpt] Parenting TCS is the true parenting 2017/02/05
the TCS link is dead Anonymous [Excerpt] Parenting TCS is the true parenting 2017/02/05
> The relevant part from #8343 that passage was already discussed above. the reason for writing that was already talked about above. you are not expressing any criticism of that reasoning. you're re-expressing an initial position (you already wrote Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
when you make an argument which assumes premises in passing, instead of clearing laying them out as potentially controversial or worthy of any explanation/argument, it suggests you expect those premises to be accepted. when you act like something i Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8368 was me. Forgot to sign. SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8365 >>> Your posting style is one of the problems. >> >> This was addressed to anon in #8339. > > what about the posting style? From #8339 > some things you haven't said are any actual problems with criticism (or public discussion or wha Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> I think the idea of assuming someone is very conventional and criticising them for conventional mistakes until convinced otherwise (rather than pointing out mistakes when they happen) is very problematic. I think it's better to focus on the mistakes Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8361 > #8354 this comment is boring due to lack of examples. it accuses some unspecified authors of making some mistakes with zero quotes of any text SN alleges makes the mistake. I didn't think it was controversial to say (in #8354): > An appr SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>> Your posting style is one of the problems. > This was addressed to anon in #8339. what about the posting style? curi Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>> > 1) you should not make assumptions about who wrote this or that it's the same anonymous as any other anonymous comment. >> I didn't. > stop writing "you" a lot then. it sounds like you're making assumptions about who is who. and it's often SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8357 > The method (read Rand, try to understand it yourself) basically doesn't work. Engaging with other people who've read Rand helps dramatically. >Why? Because errors come up as you read -- e.g. misunderstandings -- and you're trying to deal wi SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> If you've got better phrasing other than talking my ideas as "them", what is it? you could talk in terms of reform, self-improvement, learning better ideas and problem solving. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
#8354 this comment is boring due to lack of examples. it accuses some unspecified authors of making some mistakes with zero quotes of any text SN alleges makes the mistake. this reminds me of all the times people say i write mean/bad/whatever stuff curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> > > So why am I making progress anyway? > > you've provided no evidence of this. you believe it but why do you expect anyone else here to believe it? that you expect us to believe it shows you have a perspective mistake. > I don't expect you t curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> > 1) you should not make assumptions about who wrote this or that it's the same anonymous as any other anonymous comment. > I didn't. stop writing "you" a lot then. it sounds like you're making assumptions about who is who. and it's often uncl curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> I referenced a specific page, how's that not a real reference to anything? I guess I coulda been more useful and linked to the first of my comments tho. i just took a look at the page and was unable to figure out what text there you were referrin curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> I've read a ton of Rand. Millions of people have read a bunch of Rand on their own without big results. Many of them benefitted a little and I don't want to say it was a bad activity or anything. But almost none of them became decent philosophers curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
there are many options for proceeding and you know lots of them. one option is to read and discuss philosophy books. if you don't like it and some others, there's always the option of discussing options. you could post some options you're aware curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/04
>> Which is not at all "basically nothing to do with OCD". > you are ignorant of some ideas on this topic. Like what? >> That's why I'm interested in beating them, to the point where I can engage in FI posting without suffering. > you're SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
Another meta-issue. An approach I've seen here, and also seen on FI in the past, is assuming that someone is conventional and wanting to be convinced to treat them as anything but. Ie here as far as I can tell, a poster has an idea of what conve SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
Gonna break from the above crits for something meta. I'm struggling to process the number of anon posts. I suspect there are multiple anons and that's confusing me because I'm trying to connect them for context. I don't think it's impossible to do SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
#8325 > actively seek to be/become more of a thinker. Suppose I agree this would be a good thing. What concrete steps would I take? AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/04
#8346 > > So why am I making progress anyway? > you've provided no evidence of this. you believe it but why do you expect anyone else here to believe it? that you expect us to believe it shows you have a perspective mistake. I don't expect yo SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
#8344 > if the goal is to be able to interact with FI without suffering, seems like you should have come back more regularly to get feedback on how your new approach is working. e.g. even feedback in the form of “ok. i still feel bad. this still is SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> Being accused of lying. > > This hangup fucked me up very badly when Elliot first called me a liar (about 20 months ago iirc). did you express this problem to FI and ask for help with a solution? did you post something like, "I feel bad about b Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> Or are you saying my rate of progress is so low that I'm not improving fast enough to keep up with reality? > > Or that you don't think I've improved at all? you sure feel judged. > My bad ideas that are fighting me and torturing me and maki Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> what are other huge contributors to error correction, learning, progress? thinking. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> So why am I making progress anyway? you've provided no evidence of this. you believe it but why do you expect anyone else here to believe it? that you expect us to believe it shows you have a perspective mistake. you have some things you think Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
>open critical discussion (OCD) is a huge contributor to error correction, without which one is fucked. is it the KEY contributor to error correction? number one? what are other huge contributors to error correction, learning, progress? Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/03
>FI posting resulted in me suffering. I want to resume posting, but I don't want to suffer. The only solution I know is to find ways of fixing the problems that result in me suffering through other channels besides FI. i can understand wanting to a Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> open critical discussion (OCD) is a huge contributor to error correction, without which one is fucked. So why am I making progress anyway? Or are you saying my rate of progress is so low that I'm not improving fast enough to keep up with real SN Open Discussion 2017/02/03
open critical discussion (OCD) is a huge contributor to error correction, without which one is fucked. people's problems are basically nothing to do with OCD and leaving OCD doesn't help anything. people's problems are *revealed by* OCD, not caused Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> you're just paying biased, selective attention to suffering that you (probably misleadingly and unreasonably) attribute to FI. Why did you say "misleadingly and unreasonably"? The cause of the suffering would be his own ideas. Maybe I missed Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/03
>talking with a few friends in private, or figuring everything out yourself, are very low success rate methods. It's not figuring everything out yourself. But what if it's just figuring out how to engage with FI without suffering? Also, why Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> I disagree that you can't error-correct without FI, which you seem to imply? (I never said without help though) there is no realistic method that avoids public discussion. talking with a few friends in private, or figuring everything out yours Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
I wrote that a bit too quickly and carelessly and was unclear. > Or I guess this could be true... I meant "I guess this could be true *of what you think*" SN Open Discussion 2017/02/02
Or I guess this could be true... 4. Trying to do FI in a way that doesn't result in suffering counts as quitting FI. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/02
> if they aren't posting then where's the error correction? figure everything out themselves without help? no no no. just leads to them doing some of the millions of common errors and not being told about it. I agree that if you can do the critica SN Open Discussion 2017/02/02
> FI isn't the only possible source of correct solutions. error correction is the only way to get correct solutions with any kind of reliability. it's a total crapshoot otherwise. error correction is the defining feature of public critical discu Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/02
(Asking questions would probably help the wannabe pilot. But it's not impossible for him to succeed without doing that.) SN Open Discussion 2017/02/02
> when someone doesn't know much about FI and leaves for years they have no way of knowing what paths do or don't lead back to FI (and most don't), so they can't have a reasonable expectation they'll ever come back. They could have a good idea wha SN Open Discussion 2017/02/02
when someone doesn't know much about FI and leaves for years they have no way of knowing what paths do or don't lead back to FI (and most don't), so they can't have a reasonable expectation they'll ever come back. when one stops engaging with FI id Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/02
> do you think a 10 year break also isn't quitting? where do you draw a line? I don't draw one in terms of time between posts. Why do you? Seems like a poor standard of quitting. Different people have different problems. It takes them differ SN Open Discussion 2017/02/02
> I don't think "stop posting for a year" = quit. do you think a 10 year break also isn't quitting? where do you draw a line? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/02
>> You think the social in your life that you need to maintain your financial position is an acceptable cost. You don't think the consequences cost you more than the profit you make. >i don't think that's an accurate statement about AnonITA. I thin SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/01
> you don't have to say a lot about leaving and returning I want to. There's a lot of stuff I've changed. I expect I've made mistakes and could improve on what I changed and how I did it. I have quite a bit of stuff I've written about the last y SN Open Discussion 2017/02/01
> Why is smalltalk majorly bad? i don't know a short answer to this that would work for a typical person in our culture. Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/01
>he also knows smalltalk is bad, i bet, but only mildly -- i'd guess he sees that as minor (e.g. it's kinda boring). Why is smalltalk majorly bad? Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/01
> Do you have any suggestions for how to proceed from here? actively seek to be/become more of a thinker. curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/01
> That (social) problem doesn't bother me much on its own you know little about social. basically what's at stake here is a life devoted to static memes (as much of your life is), or not. curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/01
> What is the difference between "life-ruining" social and not-life-ruining social? the only way to understand this is to learn about what's bad about social. you need a conceptual understanding. then you can evaluate which stuff is awful and which curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
> - Doesn't require producing things for solely or mostly social reasons, like pretty reports or proposals or other busywork. "Just the facts" kind of reports on objectively valuable data are the only kind ever required. whether this sucks to do de curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
> In that context, I think "doesn't require being social" to a high standard includes meeting all of: > - Doesn't require physical presence or "visibility" (video or pictures) beyond the actual, objective requirements of the job if any. You shou curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
> I am trying to think about "doesn't require being social" to a high standard, which I assume you were too. I don't consider a UPS driver job to be social to the standard of it fucks up your life. I think you can be pretty damn non-social, succes curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
you don't have to say a lot about leaving and returning, but you should say something. people often avoid the issue. Russ just left for a month. hasn't said a word about it. lame. Rami has a history of lengthy absences followed by trying to avoid disc Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/01/31
> You think the social in your life that you need to maintain your financial position is an acceptable cost. You don't think the consequences cost you more than the profit you make. i don't think that's an accurate statement about AnonITA. I think curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
>> You're giving up? > No. I said in #8307: >> I think the discussion is going in circles and I'm not sure how to resolve that. >I still don't think I've resolved it, so I'm trying other approaches. The circle I see is: You say you have Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
I want to start posting on FI again. I've been posting here as a kind of warm-up to it. My hangups are less in action here than with FI, posting here is a step I'm comfortable with. It's been a long time since I was last significantly active on SN Open Discussion 2017/01/31
there are distinctions between lives that are important here. calling some "good" and others "bad" does not explain these distinctions or categorize anything usefully in this discussion. your life is unlike Rand's or Roark's. yours is worse. callin curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/30
> it doesn't make sense to call one's life as a whole good or bad. I agree in some contexts and disagree in other contexts. In the context of this discussion I disagree. I agree that all lives are problematic. I agree that we're at the beginni AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/30
> You're giving up? No. I said in #8307: > I think the discussion is going in circles and I'm not sure how to resolve that. I still don't think I've resolved it, so I'm trying other approaches. AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/30
it doesn't make sense to call one's life as a whole good or bad. it's at the *beginning of infinity*. it's infinitely problematic. that doesn't mean bad. both "good" and "bad" are misleading characterizations. it's *problematic* (aka open to improveme curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/29
>> how can it be good when you haven't learned much good philosophy and you still have lots of conventional ideas? >I think this would take a very long discussion to cover thoroughly. So what? You're giving up? > I'm not interested in con SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/29
>> I also judge my current life to be good > how can it be good when you haven't learned much good philosophy and you still have lots of conventional ideas? I think this would take a very long discussion to cover thoroughly. One short comment: AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/29
http://curi.us/1945-scheduling-and-thinking#c8190 AnonITA wrote: > I think being more intellectual than normal is a component of the particular image that I want to have with the groups that I care about. For example, I can say things that peopl Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
> I also judge my current life to be good how can it be good when you haven't learned much good philosophy and you still have lots of conventional ideas? it doesn't make sense that this fact scenario leads to a "good life" by objective standards Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
> start be recognizing *problems* with this "ongoing good life". then start doing *problem solving*. all life is problem solving. and problems are soluble. > by phrasing the life as "good" rather than *problematic*, you are obscuring the mechanism of AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
> Can you think of anything concrete and valuable Roark got to get/do that Keating didn't? Work in a rock quarry? In case you think so, I'm not being facetious. It's actually relevant to one of my concerns. Which is, needing to do a job that's m AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
> we were talking about celebs whose life is social. I thought we'd left the celeb scenario. curi asked: > why do you want to discuss this example instead of just using a regular non-rich person who has neither large assets nor large debts and AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
we were talking about celebs whose life is social. there are tons of jobs which don't involve life-ruining social. Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
Non-social jobs AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
>> pros: get their soul/self back >I'm having trouble tying this back to reality. >Can you give an example of something concrete and valuable that someone who got "their soul/self back" would be able to get/do, that someone who was still being s Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
soul oh my god it's turpentine Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
#8295 >Can you give an example of something concrete and valuable that someone who got "their soul/self back" would be able to get/do, that someone who was still being social wouldn't? Say you have a great new idea for how to do something. But it SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
>> Now considering the fact that no reputable psychologist believes that emotions are solely the product of our ideas, you would think that Rand would have been eager to back her theory with empirical data. >Another appeal to authority. GN asserts SN Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2017/01/26
> Can you give an example of something concrete and valuable that someone who got "their soul/self back" would be able to get/do, that someone who was still being social wouldn't? Can you think of anything concrete and valuable Roark got to get/do Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
> Lots of people totally do...especially if they have a family to support. Maybe they shouldn't. But if that's true, I don't understand why they shouldn't. yeah people do, but shouldn't. among other things, there are a million other jobs paying curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
> why do you want to discuss this example instead of just using a regular non-rich person who has neither large assets nor large debts and isn't obligated by any major business contracts? I think my situation falls somewhere between a rich person a AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
> pros: get their soul/self back I'm having trouble tying this back to reality. Can you give an example of something concrete and valuable that someone who got "their soul/self back" would be able to get/do, that someone who was still being soc AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
why do you want to discuss this example instead of just using a regular non-rich person who has neither large assets nor large debts and isn't obligated by any major business contracts? you want to hear that e.g. maybe someone who makes 50 million curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
> i don't think it's reasonable to choose the example, do zero research, and contradict the common view of the matter because of some general knowledge that some celebs ain't super financially well off. OK Fair. I didn't do any research. I read AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
Falsifiability: why you rule things out, not in Alisa Open Discussion 2017/01/26
You're MSNBC is showing L Ron Hobnob Open Discussion 2017/01/25
> Hope u all die lol why are you here? curi Open Discussion 2017/01/25
OH the IRONY L Ron Hobnob Open Discussion 2017/01/25
i googled before posting and it said she has net worth of $150 million. that means massive assets in excess of debts. i relied on this information for my post. did you make no attempt to look this up, or are you disputing this without saying anything curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
OK good, I think we disagree. I don't think she's an easy case. I don't know a bunch about her either. I definitely don't know enough to assume: > she can make a transition without worrying about making any money during the transition. I don AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
ok. btw high public offices really are a sacrifice in some significant ways. > Still keeping with the makeup and pleasing conventional guys example of social stuff how about Kim Kardishian? (i know almost nothing about her) she should change curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
> I don't know why you picked this example. It seems really exceptional. So it doesn't compare well to most people's situations. Yes, it was the most exceptional example I could think of. Worldwide there's maybe 100 people in her type of position ( AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
I don't know why you picked this example. It seems really exceptional. So it doesn't compare well to most people's situations. Melania Trump has made major commitments involving, among other things, dressing well and having a certain appearance. Sh curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
Makeup and pleasing conventional guys is a useful example. I want to ask a question to calibrate how much disagreement I have about social stuff with FI. Thinking of the makeup and pleasing conventional guys example of social stuff, and regardi AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
>Why would someone who already has social skills want to undertake a serious project of stopping being social? I think if you get down into the details enough the question almost answers itself. E.g. Why would a woman who already has skill at m Extremely Mysterious Person Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/22
Excerpt from "How to say nothing in 500 words" Alisa Open Discussion 2017/01/22
Why RethinkDB Failed Alisa Open Discussion 2017/01/22
social junk oh my god it's turpentine Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/22
clips of me playing Tracer in Overwatch today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljYIt1iWlHs curi Open Discussion 2017/01/22
pros: get their soul/self back cons: harder to suck up to a bad boss to keep a shitty job, harder to marry or stay married to a bad person Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> applying significant social skills in this example, and broadly in general, is a bad idea *if* you have a serious project of stopping being social. Why would someone who already has social skills want to undertake a serious project of stopping be AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> So would it make sense to say that applying social skills you already have in the ice cream shop example is generally a bad policy? applying significant social skills in this example, and broadly in general, is a bad idea *if* you have a serious curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
So would it make sense to say that applying social skills you already have in the ice cream shop example is generally a bad policy? If so, is the main reason it is generally a bad policy that: Such a policy is commonly part of a much larger set of AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
"addiction" and "habit" are both negative words used to refer to things people do a lot of. a non-negative word i use for substantially automated decisions is *policy*. i have pre-existing policies for how to handle a variety of situations which i curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> the "habit" concept has similarities to the "addiction" concept which maybe you've seen me say stuff about already. OK, I may need to revisit my thoughts on habits in general. Addiction has a chemical or at least non-idea-based component to the c AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> Did you not mention what they would do with a ratio tilted heavily in favor of benefits from using social skill because you think that's super rare? Or some other reason? in the big picture, social is very expensive and the ice cream example is m curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> Is the conventional idea of a "bad habit" a good way to think about playing social games like in the example of the ice cream shop? i don't think so. > Or are there significant flaws with the "bad habit" idea? yes. the "habit" concept has s curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> a person better at promoting their self wouldn't spend a 999999 resources on secondhanded social for 50 selfish benefit. > and they wouldn't be interested in trying to get 4 benefit for 3 cost at risk of their soul if they miscalculate. Did you AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
Is the conventional idea of a "bad habit" a good way to think about playing social games like in the example of the ice cream shop? Or are there significant flaws with the "bad habit" idea? Or is the "bad habit" idea fine but doesn't fit this particul AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> OK, but I'm not considering whether to learn any more social stuff here, just whether to use what I already know. Even if it was a bad package deal to learn it in the first place, that seems like a different matter from whether it's a good idea to u curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/20
> the social skills for the ice cream example are part of a package deal where people learn social stuff more generally. they aren't chosen individually. OK, but I'm not considering whether to learn any more social stuff here, just whether to use w AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/20
sharing wisdom on reddit lol https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/5p4vbp/experts_are_very_good_at_finding_imbalances_but/dcoutf8/ curi Open Discussion 2017/01/20
the social skills for the ice cream example are part of a package deal where people learn social stuff more generally. they aren't chosen individually. the overall downside is spending most of your attention on secondhandedness, social games, etc, curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/20
> if you've already learned that stuff you should stop using it, even at the price of waiting more occasionally, because it'd be destroying you and has far more downside than upside. How and why would it be destroying me? If I've already learne AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/20
> > the ordering system at bars you describe is awful and should downgrade one's opinion of bars substantially. > I agree. I worded my preference for lines vs attention games as hypothetical, but it is also my actual preference. > But I don't th curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
> the ordering system at bars you describe is awful and should downgrade one's opinion of bars substantially. I agree. I worded my preference for lines vs attention games as hypothetical, but it is also my actual preference. But I don't think th AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
> So the question I'm getting at: Is it second-handed to assess what the other people in a situation think and want, and then conform my behavior to those other people's expectations in order to minimize my combination of wait time + hassle? I don't t curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
The reason I asked is because of thinking about another statement from #8226: > if there isn't a personal benefit, if it's just compliance for their benefit and not my own, then that'd be second-handed (caring what they think and want, not what I t AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
> Is that right? i agree, but i don't know why you're saying this. curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
My point is to question a theory. Another way to ask: I think the morality of waiting in checkout lines arises from the culture of the other people, not from the situation itself of having more customers wanting to check out than available checkers AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
i don't think i get your point. Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/18
> i wait in line at stores instead of trying to go ahead of people to save time. this is in my interest. it's not about their esteem. trying to cut in line is more hassle than it's worth. i'm better off getting along with people regarding store lines. AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/18
I would like to see Elliot raise a superhuman kid before I have sex and make a baby. Anonymous The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
so your idea is instead of parenting 1 kid, parenting 20 kids all at once, and do such an amazing job it makes up for the 5 years (or however old they are when they arrive) of much-worse-than-typical abuse they've already suffered? Anonymous The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
using parenting to try and turn kids into a particular person is contrary to TCS Mysterious Person The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
You can practice TCS on orphans and turn them into Howard Roarks Anonymous The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
Right. Not meant to be secret. I think I was being evasive at first by not picking something more obvious. I wanted plausible deniability in case I was recognised but found it to be a problem and wanted to bail. I've done some anon posts too. Bu SN Open Discussion 2017/01/15
oh i think i just realized what SN stands for. real initials not meant to be a secret? not even AI researchers have a clue about people, robots, etc... and the EU is statist, wouldn't expect much respect for rights there. curi Open Discussion 2017/01/15
> Why don't you run an orphanage and practice tcs on them? wtf? Anonymous The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
EU utterly confused on what people are, what robots are and what rights are: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38583360 I haven't read the EU report closely, but it looks like garbage. (it's linked in the article) They want to make robots SN Open Discussion 2017/01/15
Why don't you run an orphanage and practice tcs on them? Anonymous The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
#8238 > the world isn't some friendly community of people who want to correct their mistakes. it's important to be more independent and less concerned about others. they generally aren't important. finding out about the ways each one is bad and misju SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
#8235 >I suspect you're lying to yourself about thinking STEM is worthwhile. Oops. Bad mistake. I mean SENS. SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> One comment is that I seem much more motivated to read specific essays or sections related to a current question or problem than I am to read whole books. so find specific interests, then look up related essays/chapters/etc by good authors, and curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
there are already plenty of examples of conventionally successful atheists without adding your name to the list. if anyone was going to change their mind about God because of this particular counter-example, they'd already have done it. unless they ar Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> I think my problem is primarily emotional. Intellectually I know that ex: pursuing a SENS lead with a high risk of failure can be a good value to pursue. But I'd feel bad about it because of what other people would think if it failed. and if they Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> I think I care if even some people who I judge as bat at success think I'm successful. One reason is about winning other arguments I've had with them. For example, I think I'm acting as if my success can prove that God does not curse unbelievers. Or Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> I think I care if even some people who don't know me well think I'm successful. One reason is because of how I think it will affect their behavior towards me. For example, what opportunities they'll let me know about. > > There could be other reas Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
#8230 the world isn't some friendly community of people who want to correct their mistakes. it's important to be more independent and less concerned about others. they generally aren't important. finding out about the ways each one is bad and misjudge Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
#8233 you should try to understand what i said. you haven't engaged with my explanation about a connection between altruism and second-handedness. curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
(OP) > If I worked a 9-5 job, I would go to sleep by 8pm so I could wake up by 4am and do philosophy in the morning before work. I've been trying this. Cool idea, it works. I normally get a few hours of good focused thinking before I head to wo SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
#8232 (AnonITA responding to me) > I judge all of the people to be a mixture of good and bad. Regarding the specific context of success I'm analyzing here, I judge some of them as successful (explicitly: good at success - value producers) and others SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
>So: I avoid situations where visible failure is a significant risk. this is one way you are living second-handed. you are letting them direct your life in some ways. you are letting them contaminate you and have a big impact on which types of situ Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> so basically you asked an impersonal question and i answered it and then you're, without any discussion (or, I suspect, understanding) of my answer, trying to apply it personally and acting like it was intended to address your personal problems and AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> If you're a good person and they're good people, they will like you if they know you well. Some of the people know me well; some don't. I think I care if even some people who don't know me well think I'm successful. One reason is because of h AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> But you need to be careful not to rose-tint your world and just assume (3) is good. I mean "assume (3) is right." SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> If that assumption is not true, I'd also want to know. If there's a way I could care that certain people see me as successful that's NOT second-handed, then I'd want to investigate whether I actually care for second-handed or first-handed reasons. SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> Even though it's still second-handed, could I want the esteem of others for a reason other than altruism? i addressed this question that uses second-handed as a premise and then asks if maybe not altruism. my replies then use second-handed as a p Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/13
I just realized something might not be clear I'm assuming in the above: I think that caring that certain people see me as a successful person is *definitionally* second-handed. If that assumption is not true, I'd also want to know. If there's a AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/13
> if you want their esteem for second handed reasons, then it's not about your own benefit. so, altruism. and > if there isn't a personal benefit, if it's just compliance for their benefit and not my own, then that'd be second-handed (caring wh AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/13
> Even though it's still second-handed, could I want the esteem of others for a reason other than altruism? Like in my own case: Could I want others to see me as successful because I want things from them that further my own values? Or is the only rea curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/13
Thanks for the essay suggestions. I read them. One comment is that I seem much more motivated to read specific essays or sections related to a current question or problem than I am to read whole books. I think you already knew that, but it is o AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/13
oops.. got posted twice.. I was not trying to spam.. I changed the "a" to "an" one sec later. But it still got posted. FF Open Discussion 2017/01/12
Found an extremely cheap VPN!! $1.66/month I wanted to find something cheaper than PIA.. Does anyone have any criticism against ivacy? Has anyone tried it? https://www.ivacy.com/buy-vpn/ Anonymous browsing 256-bit encryption for ultimate p FF Open Discussion 2017/01/12
Found a extremely cheap VPN!! $1.66/month I wanted to find something cheaper than PIA.. Does anyone have any criticism against ivacy? Has anyone tried it? https://www.ivacy.com/buy-vpn/ Anonymous browsing 256-bit encryption for ultimate pr FF Open Discussion 2017/01/12
#8219 http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/second-handers.html Since I think you don't want to read a whole book, try her essays “The Nature of the Second-Hander” and “The Soul of an Individualist”! In general the lexicon is great to fi curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
> Is there anything fairly specific in Rand (or elsewhere) I could read about what's wrong with being a second hander or where to look for firsthanded motivation? I'd say The Fountainhead is best. It describes well the impact of a life lived throu SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
Returning to one of the main issues as I see it: > i think you can work on stuff in parallel and there will be connections. e.g. some idea about what's wrong with being a second hander will help give you an idea of where to look for firsthanded mot AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
> i think it would have been clear if you said "True." and then you quoted something else and then wrote the rest as a second topic. OK. AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
So I misunderstood that this occasion was getting special emphasis, over other similar occasions where you didn't say anything extra? SN Screencast of my Objectivism Discussion Thinking and Writing Process 2017/01/12
i'm writing questions/comments there which they could potentially have already addressed later in their email below, in which case i'd want to go back and edit what i say. when i explain verbally and say it's possible to "do this" at the bottom of curi Screencast of my Objectivism Discussion Thinking and Writing Process 2017/01/12
> I intended to convey that with just my first word, "True", but evidently didn't. Or maybe you think I'm breezing by it too fast, treating it as a minor correction when you think it's major and deserves more discussion? you wrote "True, but" which curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
From: https://youtu.be/geLHuY-QJM0?list=PLKx6lO5RmaesaCfm2dXGUfbycDYEXJoU9 At 41.35: "Before I can send something like this I have to read the rest of the email" You're paying particular attention to being thorough in checking the email about SN Screencast of my Objectivism Discussion Thinking and Writing Process 2017/01/12
Yes, I agree that earning more income, managing finances, doing my job, etc. will not happen automatically. I intended to convey that with just my first word, "True", but evidently didn't. Or maybe you think I'm breezing by it too fast, treating it AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
> True, but I don't think I conveyed the nature of my situation correctly. There's lots of aspects but the easiest to describe is financial. no that's not it. you misunderstood me. you wrote: > I think another key consideration is I expect thing curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/11
> life isn't automatic and there are lots of ways you could fuck up the next few years True, but I don't think I conveyed the nature of my situation correctly. There's lots of aspects but the easiest to describe is financial. Over the next 10 ye AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/11
most people get stuck trying to make some bit of finite progress (e.g. understand Popper). this indicates their inability to make unbounded progress! (without way more resources). lots of people don't want to. that's also a problem they have that g curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/11
OK, I think I'm in broad agreement about the current state of reality. Regardless of what I might be able to do with infinite time, I don't have infinite time. So the important question in reality is: how much progress can I make in the time I expect AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/11
long story short, i think people who are able to make progress do. DD is stuck because he can't deal with some problems. it's not that he doesn't want to. *he doesn't know how*. people quit trying to learn Popper/Rand/FI/etc b/c they don't know curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/09
@quitting FI, I have been thinking in terms of giving up and quitting on progress being different than not being able to make progress. Like for example, I think DD could make progress if he wanted to, he has just currently quit/given up on FI. He did AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/09
doubts curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/09
Trello is for processes that you're not sure yet about the right way to manage. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/09
> AnonITA expressed doubts about his ability to make progress. That wasn't my intent. Can you quote what I said that you think indicated such doubts? I'm actually confident about my ability to make progress. As I said in #8150: > I think there AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/09
@#8197 you can't short link to other threads. i don't think i should add that feature cuz i think ppl seeing a short comment link would expect it refers to a prior comment from this discussion, so it'd be misleading (even though i'm using global comme curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/09
#8201 or use higher level programming constructs like map instead of manual, numerical array indexes? curi Open Discussion 2017/01/09
Indices point between elements Alisa Open Discussion 2017/01/08
life is a RACE against problems curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
gradualism Alisa Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
From: http://fallibleideas.com/lulie/procrastination > People procrastinate because they are pessimistic about problem solving. They don't think there are any solutions, any ways forward, that won't hurt. If they knew a way to proceed that would in Anon69 Open Discussion 2017/01/08
Just realized the comment reference above didn't work. Full link to the original desert crossing metaphor is: http://curi.us/1896-fallible-ideas-unstructured-discussion#c8170 AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
I think we agree on much of the **big picture**, but one thing stands out to me as a possible misunderstanding or disagreement. The metaphor of crossing a desert mentioned in #8170 seems appropriate in some ways to the way I think. I know some of t AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
>> I don't mind indirection as long as I can make progress with it. > you mean as long as you can make progress on it within 3 days? this statement seems incompatible with your prior statement about giving up. I wouldn't put a time on it, but sa SN Indirection 2017/01/08
#8166 > eeeee senpai said it was a good idea ^.^ > (brought to you from watching tons of anime lately, and still trying to work out how to think about someone who I respect) I want to add to this, since it could mean some bad stuff on the face Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/08
boldly, forward curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
> do you have a system of rationalizations to feel OK about this non-truth-oriented approach? or you hadn't thought about it a lot before? I hadn't thought about it a lot before; especially hadn't thought about it applying to me. Thinking explic AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
> There are 3 groups of people I think I care about seeing me as a successful person those all sound like groups that routinely have *false* opinions. there's something i've never understood about putting popularity before truth. i think it's wh curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/07
> *whose* opinions do you *respect*, who thinks this way? or are you non-specifically trying to impress no one in particular that you don't respect the judgement of? I think it's fairly specific. There are 3 groups of people I think I care about se AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/07
> How much I'm currently motivated by things other than to be seen as a successful person is not clear to me. I can't put my finger on any right now. I kinda suspect there's very little. idk about "very little". then why would you participate at FI curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/07
> And I think a good portion (though perhaps not all) of the reason I'd feel like a failure despite intellectual arguments to the contrary is social. I think that other people would see the result as a failure rather than something worthy of being pro curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/07
I've been thinking some more about this. Why don't I know if I want to fix this particular secondhanded idea about wanting to be seen as successful? Liking and wanting the image of a successful person plays a role in the best explanation for som AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/07
anger is very bad Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/01/07
> that's a pain point you could want to fix. Yes, I could want to fix it. In some sense just spelling it out plainly and honestly is helpful. It's one thing to vaguely know I've got secondhanded ideas. It's another to clearly identify one and b AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/06
so rather than figuring out how to work on the problem of dying, work on the problem of learning on how to live? iow, learn how not to be a secondhander. that's a pain point you could want to fix. Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/06
> but basically you're wrong. I agree - intellectually. But the issue was about how I would feel. It was: > i'm guessing if 100 people worked on 100 leads, and you were one of them, and 5 of the leads bore major fruit, and you did one of the fruit AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/06
yeah i meant it's organized as one big project, on purpose. not just 100 smaller independent projects happen to accomplish this. but basically you're wrong. if reasonable ppl including advocates of Y think that X and Y are two roughly equally good curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/05
> i'm guessing if 100 people worked on 100 leads, and you were one of them, and 5 of the leads bore major fruit, and you did one of the fruitless leads ... you'd still feel proud and accomplished as part of the overall project. Interesting hypothet AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/05
where exactly is Nic Babb's effort to get nearer to the truth? Anonymous pasting from aim is easy :-) 2017/01/05
there's degrees of difficulty. maybe most people work on 20-100 difficulty stuff and you work on 250. but preventing aging deaths with SENS is like 50k difficulty. it's so hard and important that 1% is a big deal. it's more than 100x harder and the im curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/05
"make a difference" in my way of thinking (perhaps incorrect) implicitly includes "good chance". I don't think of a small chance to make a difference as "making a difference". > working on very hard problems doesn't allow the luxury of low varian AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/05
people are so mean and angry. in Overwatch someone started yelling at me (in voice chat) for not playing as well as he wanted. (i don't think his judgement of my play or his was accurate at all, but never mind.) this is distracting. it's not going curi Open Discussion 2017/01/05
How do you distinguish a good scientific hypothesis from a crack-pot theory? Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/05
#8174 right. philosophy is similar. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/05
Philip Gibbs on the lack of a foundation of mathematics Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/05
Calculate the square root with arithmetic and harmonic means Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/05
vixra.org Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/05
Philip E. Gibbs on "crackpots who were right" Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
“crackpots” who were right 16: Barbara McClintock Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
Philip E. Gibbs on "crackpots who were right" Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
Philip E. Gibbs on "crackpots who were right" Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
hai Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
eeeee senpai said it was a good idea ^.^ (brought to you from watching tons of anime lately, and still trying to work out how to think about someone who I respect) Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
>> It was weird to read something like this by you. > NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME. ahem. Heh. I think I'd like to. > i'm not mad. i'm very calm. check out my youtube videos where i write emails. let me know if you find a single time you think i'm SN [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/04
> > > And I doubt my ability to get good enough, fast enough, to make a difference. > > you could aim for at least a 1 in 100 chance to significantly help with one important sub-problem of SENS > This is not at all what I'd call a "good chance" curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/04
> do you agree it's true for some meaning of those words? if they refer to larger quantities than ur standard terminology. Tentatively yes, depending on what "good chance" means. > you could aim for at least a 1 in 100 chance to significantly h AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/04
> does that mean you should refrain from talking about the deep ideas, and instead do more smalltalk stuff first? no Anonymous [Excerpt] Every time we tell someone personal detai... 2017/01/03
> I don't mind indirection as long as I can make progress with it. you mean as long as you can make progress on it within 3 days? this statement seems incompatible with your prior statement about giving up. finding out something is wrong has var curi Indirection 2017/01/03
> I don't believe this. Maybe because my standards for interested, energetic, motivated and stuff are too low. do you agree it's true for some meaning of those words? if they refer to larger quantities than ur standard terminology. > And I doubt curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
> I actually do think of choosing a less valuable activity as destroying value though. but then virtually everything that anyone ever does is destroying value. e.g. everything i've ever written destroyed value because i didn't write something be curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
> @dying you would have a good chance to do something relevant, with a chance to help, if you focused on it (and wanted to and were interested, energetic, motivated and stuff). I don't believe this. Maybe because my standards for interested, energe AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
Your example math is roughly what I had in mind. The value of the next best incompatible option (with no opportunity cost) is the opportunity cost for each option. Among incompatible items, this leaves one with a positive value. But I was never tha AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
what problem does thinking about opportunity cost solve if you already are comparing things and picking the best one? isn't the purpose of talking about opportunity cost to address idiots who neglect to do comparisons and just look at one thing in Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
it's linked at http://fallibleideas.com/discussion-info guess sidebar is a good idea tho. i'll make a new empty one first. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/03
you'll like this post: http://curi.us/658-split-post i'm willing to grant that i'm sometimes "critical" and "blunt" and "sometimes pretty harsh" without any quotes. i find those comments fair. i don't demand quotes for everything just to hass curi [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
say you have 4 incompatible options with the following values before factoring in opportunity cost. You get to do exactly one of these: A: 8 B: 6 D: 4 E: 2 What calculation do you want to be done for opportunity cost? Is it subtract the value curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
FYI I own the BoI site and email list. DD's position on meta was common knowledge on the AOL TCS list where he wrote many posts and the moderators frequently rejected posts according to a poorly-defined anti meta discussion rule, and DD more or les curi Meta Discussion Isn't Bad 2017/01/03
Not inherently. Nothing about being harsh makes something more or less clear. You can be unclear while being harsh too. I think harsh is a side-trait to a statement. It's irrelevant to whether a statement is true or false. In general I think it' Anonymous [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
Problems to solve AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
>> High level, where my approach to pursuing values in life goes beyond emotions, automatized habits, and cultural defaults I think my approach is: estimate the value of a thing, estimate the cost, and if value > cost do it and if cost > value don't d AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
Harsh = clear Anonymous [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
Quote? No. I'd have to go through a ton of emails and stuff to find them (and the details are not fresh in my mind anyway, so it would take even longer), doesn't seem like a good use of my time. Do you disagree that curi is sometimes harsh? Or do y Anonymous [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
> I think I misinterpret you being critical and blunt (and sometimes pretty harsh) as you being unhappy/upset/annoyed. Can you quote some of the things he said that you thought was harsh? FF [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
Lol That was fun Do you think writing stuff like this is bad now? Or do you get as much fun from writing serious philosophy now as you seemed to get from when you wrote stuff like this? Or have you decided just not to do stuff like this he Anonymous [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
This is supposed to be a thread where anyone can just start discussion about anything? It's not accessible and that defeats the purpose. The only people who would post here are people who already know about it isn't on recent posts anymore. I Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/03
I get stuck with indirection when I consistently fail to make progress. If I try new solutions to a problem a few times and don't get the right answer, then get hopeless and give up. I don't mind indirection as long as I can make progress with it. SN Indirection 2017/01/03
Found mention of it here: http://beginningofinfinity.com/list_guidelines But that page isn't even linked to anywhere on the site, suggesting it's not in active use. Plus it doesn't explain what's wrong with it. Anonymous Meta Discussion Isn't Bad 2017/01/03
Where does DD say meta discussion is bad? (have read BoI and can't remember it from there, did I miss something?) Anonymous Meta Discussion Isn't Bad 2017/01/03
@TEDTalks wrote on Twitter: > Is it better to take one long vacation or a few short ones? Let's check the research: http://ideas.ted.com/the-secrets-to-a-truly-restorative-vacation/ Translation: "Are you are super conventional and super bad a curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/02
> High level, where my approach to pursuing values in life goes beyond emotions, automatized habits, and cultural defaults I think my approach is: estimate the value of a thing, estimate the cost, and if value > cost do it and if cost > value don't do curi Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
> do you think that doing better quality thinking wouldn't be valuable to you, or that you don't know how to approach and achieve it, or something else? I ran into lots of confusion just unpacking this question and considering it, let alone answeri AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
> Do you ignore hunger in those 16 hours? no, if i'm hungry i eat. i'm rarely hungry for 4 hours after i wake up, and sometimes longer. and i often don't eat within 2-4 hours before going to sleep, and sometimes longer. especially when i have large curi Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
> i take it you eat breakfast too. i routinely go over 16 hours without eating. e.g. 8pm large meal with no snack later on wouldn't be unusual. then i rarely have breakfast or a morning snack, might eat at 2pm the next day. sometimes i go like 22 hour FF Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
the morning scheduling idea was only intended for stuff you already want to do and will do. i agree it doesn't address mixed feelings about doing some activity in the first place. never wanting to go back to stuff in a "queue" is pretty typical for curi Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
The real issue AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
If I was going to get up at 4am I'd need to plan bed time at 7:30pm allowing for get ready / fall asleep time and wake up time. One of the nap problems would still apply - People outside think it's fine to make noise until about 9-10pm. They call & ri AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
i don't see an easy fix here given the 12 hour work day. (i understand the breaks help with many things, but not with this). with an 8 hour work day it'd be far easier to have 2-4 hours before work! waking up 1-2 hours before work and being *selfis curi Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/30
Sleep schedule AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/30
i stopped following politics much after the election. i haven't really been paying enough attention to comment on russia and syria current events. curi Lying CNN 2016/12/29
Russia Heavy Metal Lying CNN 2016/12/29
W. Edwards Deming quote Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/28
Checklist approach to knowledge PAS Exceptions To Explanations 2016/12/28
Checklist approach to knowledge Alisa Exceptions To Explanations 2016/12/28
skimmed some more. lots of bad things. some good and ok things too. maybe the most interesting thing about it is this: i think most friendly, positive readers i have basically can't tell the difference between it and my essays. they read superfi curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
https://www.principles.com/#Part-2 > At that time the Beatles had made a trip to India to learn how to meditate, which triggered my interest, so I learned how to meditate. It helped me think more clearly and creatively, so I’m sure that enhanced curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
> What do you think of the youtube comments below his video? didn't read. i have read some youtube comments in the past. i know it's not the place to get quality economics comments and didn't have some other reason to read them. i am unsurprised by curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
What do you think of the youtube comments below his video? I found them to be too toxic. They will burn civilization down if they get a chance.. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
https://www.principles.com/#Introduction > Until recently, I didn’t write out these principles because I felt that it was presumptuous for me to tell others what would work best for them. jeez, so bad. > I also believe that those principle curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
also Dalio is a lot less ambitious than me. he works on easier and less important problems. so much lower standards can be somewhat effective for him and unappealing to me. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
i haven't read much of it. he says some good things. i guess he does them within some small, parochial limits, which sucks but beats competitors who don't do them at all. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
I was reading Principles.com a lot yesterday.. I wanted you to commment about it. Strange co-incidence that you read it at the same time. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
you can email me. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
Rami said that I am causing more problems by commenting here about the incident and that I should have emailed you. I told him I am not allowed to email you. What should I do? FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
no. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
> just ignore her. i've deleted some of her comments now and i'm adding some new security measures. Will the security measures restrict the freedom for the rest of us? FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
just ignore her. i've deleted some of her comments now and i'm adding some new security measures. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
richard did you give up? you have been super AFK from FI. Anonymous Sous Vide 2016/12/26
> 90 minutes is pretty long compared to traditional cooking methods for steak - if you grill or fry a steak you can be done in 10-15mins. What do you think about that? i usually care far more about time where i have to do stuff, not lead time. l curi Sous Vide 2016/12/26
I will not talk to her without your permission. I don't want to get banned. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
Can I reply to the above? I need to clarify things.. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
90 minutes is pretty long compared to traditional cooking methods for steak - if you grill or fry a steak you can be done in 10-15mins. What do you think about that? For searing: if you sear the steak afterwards, it will look more like a traditiona Richard Fine Sous Vide 2016/12/26
i bet sous vide is a good way to reheat steak if you have a significant amount of leftovers. normally i find reheating steak ends up overcooking it. Anonymous Sous Vide 2016/12/25
the reddit guy quoted in #8021 deleted his comment and provided this explanation https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5jqe0i/french_mayor_under_arrest_for_acknowledging_that/dbicaic/#dbj0d16 >I deleted it because I have been going back Anonymous Immigration 2016/12/25
> I talked to a fake name some hours back and Elliot warned me for the last time. I will get banned even if I talk to a fake name used by LG. you talked to a fake name *which you believed was Leonor*. if you believe it's Rami it's ok. curi Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
> you seem to be not differentiating between cases where (A) you talk to LG and you know you're talking to her, and cases where (B) you talk to LG and you don't know you're talking to her. I make guesses to know whether or not I am talking to her. FF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
#8094 >> What makes you think it isn't safe? > Leonor might be tricking me to reply by using your name. Anybody can sign "Rami" there. > I talked to a fake name some hours back and Elliot warned me for the last time. I will get banned even if Rami Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
> What makes you think it isn't safe? Leonor might be tricking me to reply by using your name. Anybody can sign "Rami" there. I talked to a fake name some hours back and Elliot warned me for the last time. I will get banned even if I talk to a f FF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
8092 is me Rami Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
Rami Anonymous Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
> 8083 is me Why didn't you sign? I don't think it is safe to discuss here. Can I reply to that over email? FF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
8083 is me Rami Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
Elliot mentioned that LEONOR GOMES used VPN. When did she use VPN? I do not remember any such incident. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
lol Anonymous Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
> What are you afraid of? I mean like what's the worst that can happen? Are you LEONOR GOMES? I am not allowed to talk to LEONOR GOMES > Why do you panic? Are you LEONOR GOMES? I am not allowed to talk to LEONOR GOMES > What are you afrai FF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
> i'm lost. just ignore it i guess. To whom are you replying to? FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
i'm lost. just ignore it i guess. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
FF Why do you panic? What are you afraid of? I mean like what's the worst that can happen? Anonymous Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
If anyone uses my signature to troll here.. It is not me.. Someone above has started using my signature with a no.. He/she may remove the number and pretend to me.. I cannot be online 24/7 to deny trolling. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Don't use my signature please.. FF doesn't care if anyone sends emails to Elliot. FF is an anon. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Is it rational to pressure others to either talk to you or talk to Leonor? Don't they need the freedom to talk to both to know to judge who is worth talking to? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
You can't really ban people from the Internet, though. FF3 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Leonor could forward any emails sent to her to Elliot and screenshots. Leonor doesn't talk to Tessa. I don't understand why Elliot think she does. FF2 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> Banning anyone who talks with Leonor is a great idea. You will find traitors very quickly. I don't know if it is a great idea. Elliot doesn't have access to email accounts of Tessa, Rami or me He cannot see the conversations we have with LE FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Banning anyone who talks with Leonor is a great idea. You will find traitors very quickly. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Comment section still working? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
^ FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Comment section still working? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> then you will be banned. last chance not to associate with leonor. Okay I will stop talking.. You deal with her.. Its your blog.. Your servers.. Your Leonor Hahaha. Your Leonor Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> Why don't you read Popper, David Horowitz, Szaz, Godwin and mises if you like Elliot's ideas so much? Maybe those books are too hard for her. Maybe they don't address her problems. Maybe Leonor likes to learn from Elliot and his examples. Maybe Leonor is dead Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
you'll need to block her on facebook, twitter, skype, etc, and email. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> then you will be banned. last chance not to associate with leonor. Okay I will stop talking.. You deal with her.. Its your blog.. Your servers.. Your Leonor FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> You believe "The Real John Galt" is leonor, then replied to her. I didn't know talking to anons publicly would also count as talking to LEONOR FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
#8066 then you will be banned. last chance not to associate with leonor. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> FF, you just agreed not to speak to Leonor. That is my guess.. I am not sure. I will not talk to LEONOR the real person behind emails.. I will talk to anon accounts by LEONOR to observe FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> You believe "The Real John Galt" is leonor, then replied to her. Hahaha! So? FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Why don't you read Popper, David Horowitz, Szaz, Godwin and mises if you like Elliot's ideas so much? Also Make a deal with Elliot and find out what counts as harassment in his book and not do it. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> FF, you just agreed not to speak to Leonor. You believe "The Real John Galt" is leonor, then replied to her. Hahaha! Jim Taggart Rules the World Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
FF, you just agreed not to speak to Leonor. You believe "The Real John Galt" is leonor, then replied to her. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Correction: not interesting = not interested FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
#8054 > It was because FF was talking to Leonor that you could get information that allowed you to know it was her posting.You're basically firing your best spy. My job isn't to spy on people. I am not good at spying and not interesting in such FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
How do you stop dealing with Leonor and talking about Leonor without asking questions to know if it's Leonor you are talking with or not? Can you take legal action for her to leave you alone? Why would Leonor leave you alone willingly? You're The Real John Galt Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
The Real John Galt is LG FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Nobody calls me a spy or knows anything about the sketches other than her. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
#8054 might be Leonor Gomes. I am 60% percent sure. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
i don't want to spy on leonor. i don't want to associate with leonor, such as by asking her questions to find out if she is or isn't leonor. i don't want to compete in games of wits with leonor. i don't want to think about leonor, like what h curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
You're making a mistake banning people if they associate with Leonor. It was because FF was talking to Leonor that you could get information that allowed you to know it was her posting. You're basically firing your best spy. If you have conce The Real John Galt Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Doesn't your McDonald's have Experience of the Future yet? EotF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/24
I am okay with not associating with her till she solves her problems with you. Don't ban me. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> FF, i made myself clear. you and rami need to block all emails from her (don't even read them) or you're banned. you may not associate with my harasser and with me. you have not given an actual reply to this. I don't reply to most LG's emails lik FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
she knows it's absolutely not OK to speak to me with a fake name. she's trying to hurt me. i banned her because she was doing harm and i need her to leave. among other things she kept trying on many occasions to hurt FI people (me and others). F curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> FF your choices are to cut all contact with Leonor, cut all contact with me, or get her to leave me the fuck alone. If she won't leave me the fuck alone, you should not be willing to interact with her. She is a thug who a force-use who keeps persist FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
All Leonor Associates Are Now Banned curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> you're saying Tavi = Leo Yes FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
you're saying Tavi = Leo, and she's lying about being new? curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> oh, doh. i guessed mostly non-socialist from having read some Rand, speaking about Rand positively without expressing any hatred, and apparently liking lots of FI ideas. You are talking to the banned member. She loves both Rand and socialism. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
I do most of my shopping online.. I take way too long to order. I look at the menus for 1+ hours sometimes. I panic when they come to take my order so I order what I ate the last time and feel extremely sad that I missed out getting something new FF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/24
I think lots of people feel awkward if they look at the menu too long. I mean like if there is no one else in line and the cashier is waiting for you to order, staring at you. And you're standing there looking at the menu. Lots of people would feel aw Anonymous Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/24
oh, doh. i guessed mostly non-socialist from having read some Rand, speaking about Rand positively without expressing any hatred, and apparently liking lots of FI ideas. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
The conversations went this way FF: Capitalism is good. It creates good stuff. It is better than socialism/communism where a small pie is shared inefficiently with tons of people. Capitalism helps in creating tons of cheap pies. ( bad explanation I FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> i figured you don't cherish socialism. am i mistaken? i didn't think this example would work for all people. She does cherish socialism. I have suffered a lot discussing capitalism with her. I don't do that anymore. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> Is it possible to learn something with less criticism? How does that work? well, the less you make false claims, the less criticism you can expect. questions help here since they claim less, especially honest curious questions (some people disgui curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
#8036 >> Why couldn't someone else find value in reading them as well? > i read fantasy novels in general. it's a long time hobby. i would not have read these books if i didn't have multiple separate interests in them. i also wouldn't have read th Tavi, Amara or whoever Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> As you **life** a life using traditional knowledge, if you're thoughtful you'll notice some other problems (things go wrong when living traditionally), and learn about some problems from non-traditional sources, and you'll work on solving those prob FF Fallible Ideas Email: Figuring out what you want from a discussion 2016/12/24
> Why couldn't someone else find value in reading them as well? i read fantasy novels in general. it's a long time hobby. i would not have read these books if i didn't have multiple separate interests in them. i also wouldn't have read them withou curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
#8032 > the problem is: is there a good way to talk about some comments on the books i had? my email considered several approaches and pointed out problems with them. So you do want to talk about some comments on the books. In the post https:// Tavi, Amara or whoever Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
people are very incompetent about asserting themselves. and the normal thing people do to get along with others socially is everyone tries to hide conflict, rather than speak openly or directly about problems or disagreements. there's a lot of p curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/23
i didn't issue an invitation to Rami. FI is a public group. Rami can therefore post. And I can make decisions about which posts not to read, which to write meta replies to, which to reply directly to, which to write long replies to, which to focus curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
#8027 the problem is: is there a good way to talk about some comments on the books i had? my email considered several approaches and pointed out problems with them. you have not replied about what kinda study you've done to understand philosophi curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
>> would you recommend a parent talks like this to a child? wouldn't it be abusive in that context? > > Why are you bringing that up? Elliot is not Rami's parent. Because I thought TCS was broader than how to relate with children. I thought it wa Plonk Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
#8029 > from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/19595 >> you don't try to learn. so you're a useless waste of time who should be given up on > would you recommend a parent talks like this to a child? wou Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/19595 > you don't try to learn. so you're a useless waste of time who should be given up on would you recommend a parent talks like this to a child? wouldn't it be a Plonk Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
> when do you expect to continue? you implied the only stopper was you went to sleep. that was 36 hours ago and you still haven't proceeded to reply to the stuff "A Popperian" wrote. nor have you replied to e.g. "Negative emotions are a big concern fo Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/23
ok, i agree it was a stupid idea. i thought you wanted people to read the books in order to discuss the issues you wanted to discuss. i don't understand your problem at all. what is your problem? how do you expect me to know i made a mistake in Tavi, Amara or whoever Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
in my post i wrote > but who wants to read ~800k words for some examples? this did not mean, as you misread, that i thought anyone should do that. i actually don't think it'd be worth the time for someone to do that. there's higher priorities curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
> I wasn't shutting down discussion. I went to sleep. I accepted your criticism. I am still open to the discussion. when do you expect to continue? you implied the only stopper was you went to sleep. that was 36 hours ago and you still haven't proc Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/22
answers to questions posed? Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
Theory Q: "There exists a theory A and it consists of [the full contents of theory A go here]. There exists a theory B and it consists of [full contents of B here]. [etc]" contradictory theories A and B can both be contained in Q, like this. you se Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
> > > My contention here, is that the explanation of the boundary is outside the theory. > > what problem are you trying to solve by this separation? > It avoids U being contradictory. i think you dropped the context, then misunderstood what Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
media lies that most terrorists in the US are White Americans Alisa Immigration 2016/12/22
This was my understanding of your post https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/19509: You read part of a book series and find the book flaws interesting to discuss. Your problem is that quoting from the book wouldn Tavi, Amara or whoever Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/22
Furthermore there is a distinct difference between The theory that A, B, C, D, E, F, G are theories. Since this theory contains the 7 existential statements. It just says there exists 7 theories. It does not contain those theories. It contains Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
>I think A, B, C, D, E, F, G are theories. >And B could refute A. Yes, but this contains the implicit assumption that all of these theories are seperate - it is a conjecture about the theories. A theory we use for prediction is not a theory about Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
There is a further problem which is solved in the above way, I mentioned. Which is you could say that U is a theory which contains R, which is a new theory, created from the subset of true statements of T, in this way U does not contain T and -T. Bec Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
>what problem are you trying to solve by this separation? It avoids U being contradictory. If U asserts that the theory T is false, which is just equivalent to ~T, then it contains ~T. But U also contains (or asserts) T. So U cannot also assert Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
> The example of the guitarist. Every comment has a number. Like this #8013 Why don't you use those? FF Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
I have tried having conversations with them.. I agree with them a lot and ask many questions. Most scammers reach me through skype or fb. It is interesting to see them build one lie upon another. FF iMessages Scammer 2016/12/22
>Who are you? You say "my examples" but you don't identify yourself, so there's no way to know which examples you're referring to. The example of the guitarist. Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
>in other words, a person who learned some skills has some skills. Yes, well this is true. But we are talking about how the skills are aquired and what they allow us to do. Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
> My examples were illustrative of the same things. Who are you? You say "my examples" but you don't identify yourself, so there's no way to know which examples you're referring to. Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
>"Human sensation is well known to be unreliable: that sensations are in any way authoritative is contradicted not only by scientific investigation, physiological studies of the brain and sense organs, optical illusion, and such like, but also by ordi Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
> I think authoritative in his sense, it just to say that your discernment improves the more you critically engage with a problem. or in other words > ... just to say that your **skill** improves the more you **learn more skill**. I'm still n curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
> I'm guessing he couldn't follow it because he didn't notice it. Did that possibility occur to you? yes. curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
> why were you unable to follow it? I'm guessing he couldn't follow it because he didn't notice it. Did that possibility occur to you? Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
a source link was provided above along with that quote. why were you unable to follow it? i'm lost. from my perspective you seem grossly incompetent. that's a sign there's a big misunderstanding or something is going wrong. so i want to figure out wha curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
>> > A good example is winetasting: the connoisseur knows what to look for and how to describe both what he searches for and what he experiences. His sensations are, as a result of cultivation, made more authoritative. The passage you quoted here i Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
anon wrote: > > A theory cannot contain a theory and it's refutation. It would be a contradiction. anon wrote: > You are the one that said contains. you are not paying attention. this seems like a waste of time > I am just trying to poi Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
>what is your point? my point came right after the sentence you quoted,. >"and you're still reusing the word "contains" wrong, when you mean *asserts*." You are the one that said contains. > Theory U contains in it theory T, but also so Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
> My contention here, is that the explanation of the boundary is outside the theory. what problem are you trying to solve by this separation? generally you can divide up ideas in lots of different ways, some are useful, and some aren't. you seem curi Using False Theories 2016/12/21
> All I mean to say is that U is not true, if it contains a theory and it's refutation. what is your point? and you're still reusing the word "contains" wrong, when you mean *asserts*. you seem to be replying to some non-quoted previous material Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
My contention here, is that the explanation of the boundary is outside the theory. Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
not exactly the same way. you need a theory of how to use it which isn't refuted. you can't use the original. you need a theory like "Newton's laws are refuted in general, but still work to solve the following problems... because..." but we are sti Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
>nonsense. e.g. a theory can look like this: I think A, B, C, D, E, F, G are theories. And B could refute A. plus contradiction doesn't prevent something from being a theory. lots of theories are wrong. you even immediately state that not only are t Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
It do want to add something that might be useful, though this pronlem has not been solved yet, if a theory has a true and false content (ie it is false) we can sequester the true statements and the true statements together would constitute another tru Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
also #7994 you don't quote anything which leaves it really unclear what you're replying to or what your point is supposed to be. e.g. did you think a particular idea written somewhere above was wrong? which idea and why is it wrong? curi Using False Theories 2016/12/21
> A theory cannot contain a theory and it's refutation. It would be a contradiction. nonsense. e.g. a theory can look like this: I think A, B, C, D, E, F, G are theories. And B could refute A. plus contradiction doesn't prevent something from curi Using False Theories 2016/12/21
A theory cannot contain a theory and it's refutation. It would be a contradiction. And we are quite well served by false theories. Newton's theiory was used for ages without being know to be false, but it was still false. We did not use the theory Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
#7992 what are you replying to? the blog post? a comment? i'm also unclear on your point. it'd help if you organized your writing in sentences. i think you were careless in writing this which is why the grammar is wrong. Anonymous Limits of Critical Discussion? 2016/12/21
Isn't one of the ways to learn through trying to apply your current uncriticised theories to existing unsolved problems, those problems can be found even in people who have mistaken ideas who try to solve those problems with mistaken ideas. Anonymous Limits of Critical Discussion? 2016/12/21
why can't you find it? curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
Physical determinism is compatible with time-asymmetric physics. So the statement: > Physical determinism does not imply that we can calculate what the past was like based on the present. is true. Popper wrote: > > physical determinism imp curi Popper Mistaken About Physical Determinism 2016/12/21
> I cannot find the Bartley passage. I think it might be helpful to put in what the example is an example of. Could you quote it? which passage? curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
regarding early concession issue: what about post mortem? any thoughts on what mistakes you made (what went wrong) and how to improve in the future? do you think this is an isolated error with nothing to learn that applies elsewhere? i'd be init curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
There are not laws that are irreversible. This is currently a major area of research. All laws of physics, as far as I know, are time-symmetric. Your example is an example in maths, not in physical laws. Anonymous Popper Mistaken About Physical Determinism 2016/12/21
I think he also wrong to suggest that it is past evidence that determines the severity of the test. It is background knowledge. Which are themselves conjectures that theory we are testing, if true, would render false. Anonymous Low Quality Criticism of Popper 2016/12/21
Popper's being silly. He's being like "one of the things they wanted was freedom, and i agree with freedom". zzzz i doubt Popper understands the French Revolution, but he just barely mentions it in passing here so you can't really tell. curi Three Criticisms of Popper 2016/12/21
I think he also wrong to suggest that it is past evidence that determines the severity of the test. It is background knowledge. Which are themselves conjectures that there we are testing, if true, would render false. Anonymous Low Quality Criticism of Popper 2016/12/21
you don't seem to have a good grasp of what i said in my email or how your proposal would address the problems i raised. could you go through and quote the relevant parts, write your interpretation of the problems, and then explain how your proposal s curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/21
I agree with the claim that the French and American revolutions were very different in intent. Do,you think that Popper is wrong to assert that the idea he agrees with inspired the French Revolution? Your criticism does not seem to directly contrad Anonymous Three Criticisms of Popper 2016/12/21
Yes, let's discuss it to a conclusion. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/21
> Would it be useful to ask your parents about those first 5 years? 1) they don't know the answer. 2) questions along these lines are often have a misconception behind them about there being one or two crucial events that could work for other pe curi Ideas Matter 2016/12/21
#7978 would you say you've carefully and seriously thought this through, you're confident of your idea, you very much want to discuss this matter to a conclusion including all tangents wherever they lead, and you'd learn a large amount if you're mista curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/21
Do it in parts, chapter by chapter. Or do it in a blog, chapter by chapter. Why is it a problem if it's long? Do you want to talk about it or not? What is that you want? For people to read the books? Then what? They know the context and then can Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/21
>> How did you survive parenting and become different? > i don't know. i have very little memory of age 0-4. 5 years is a long time, especially when you're a kid. a lot happened in those 5 years. Would it be useful to ask your parents about those Anonymous Ideas Matter 2016/12/21
> i said i'm trying to find awesome people. i am trying. what more do you want!? i wasn't criticizing you, but your followers. sorry for the misunderstanding. Anonymous Ideas Matter 2016/12/21
I cannot find the Bartley passage. I think it might be helpful to put in what the example is an example of. Could you quote it? Andrew Crawshaw Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
> We cannot conjecture both that the theory is true and that its predictions are reliable It is meant to say unreliable. But I am not making myself clear at all. I will try again. I think authoritative in his sense, it just to say that your d Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
> And if it is true that his understanding is true, then we can conclude that his discernments are reliable. Until,we have a criticism. This is not an epistemological claim about the theory. This comment does not refer to Bartley but the wine taste Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
"So you think Bartley meant that people who develop skills are more skilled at those skills?" This question is unclear, it seems to contain the tautology that people who develop skills, develop those skills. Yes, exposure to the problem is a nec Andrew Crawshaw Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
>It's easy to be mistaken about what's relevant to a topic. Yes, I agree. But this applies to everything and I was not denying it. It does not follow that I was in fact mistaken about it being irrelevant. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
Restriction is too coarse a word. I just mean to put aside as currently unproblematic. I did not just ignore him, I read through it and conjectured that it was unproblematic and could be put aside. My communication of it was outright bad, I admit. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
> CR attitude would be like: something seems off to you like their reply misses the point, so there's a disagreement or misunderstanding, some mistake somewhere, time to work together to look for it. It is okay to set aside some problems in order t Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
>CR doesn't do discussion rules where you can only talk about certain things at certain times or in certain venues. It's more fluid than that Of course, but it also requires judgement as to whether what the person is saying is relevant or not. A ju Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
Yes, sorry, curi. I only realised there was another in the discussion, after. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
> this is a classic early concession which sabotages learning. it's a way to shut down discussion by conceding one thing which you still don't understand (having not actually talked it out enough to resolve the various misunderstandings, share all the Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
> I wasn't shutting down discussion. I went to sleep. I accepted your criticism. I am still open to the discussion. please don't attribute other people's comments to me. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
I wasn't shutting down discussion. I went to sleep. I accepted your criticism. I am still open to the discussion. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
> I accept your criticism of my interpretation, actually. That his suggestion that it is silly to question, or pointless, does not really indicate that he thinks they are not, in principle, criticisable. this is a classic early concession which s Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Negative emotions are a big concern for resolving discussions and for ongoing learning. They typically result in things like someone dropping a discussion overnight and never wanting to continue, and someone disliking a forum and not wanting to learn Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I think: Exposure doesn't make one learn. It's only critical engagement that works. Practice is only productive if one thinks, mere repetition doesn't work. I find your statement ambiguous about this so I'm stating my view. I don't believe Popper c curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> How did you survive parenting and become different? i don't know. i have very little memory of age 0-4. 5 years is a long time, especially when you're a kid. a lot happened in those 5 years. i think people use being broken as an excuse a lot, curi Ideas Matter 2016/12/20
CR doesn't do discussion rules where you can only talk about certain things at certain times or in certain venues. It's more fluid than that. It's easy to be mistaken about what's relevant to a topic. And, more importantly, as the Bartley summary m A Popperian Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
thinking replies are irrelevant is a major warning sign that you don't understand them, or the other guy doesn't understand you, or something else like that is going wrong which needs to be addressed. but your reaction was really different than rec A Popperian Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I think the point he is trying to make is similar to Popper's point about frequent exposure to the same problem. Say a physical problem, such as the guitar, our hands become more reliable (not in an epistemological sense) and more accurate the more we Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> Occasionally a little piece of a person survives and that's what's currently considered a great man. How did you survive parenting and become different? Anonymous Ideas Matter 2016/12/20
I accept your criticism of my interpretation, actually. That his suggestion that it is silly to question, or pointless, does not really indicate that he thinks they are not, in principle, criticisable. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> i don't know which 2 posts you're referring 7925 and 7926 Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
you read him as meaning, overall, impossible to criticize. the parenthetical was meant to apply to fewer preceding words than you read it. i'm pointing out how his wording doesn't fit that. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> Bartley doesn't say "pointless" to mean impossible to criticize it (as you read him. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> I never said he used pointless to mean impossible to criticise. this is a strange comment. i never said you said that. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
pointless is not a typical or reasonable way to express impossibility. this is contradicting your interpretation. nothing in the quote says it's impossible. only things like silly and pointless. and he says it's a nonlogical issue, but if it was impo curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I never said he used pointless to mean impossible to criticise. he used pointless to suggest that when you cannot do something, in principle, then you should not attempt to do it. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
It is not a comment on how many exchanges we have had or the difficulty of the subject matter contained . It refers specifically to the two lengthier posts you did in a row, I don't think a lot of the content was relevant to the statement that I made Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> only to require an exchange of a few sentences. that sounds pretty quick and easy. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
@#7942 Bartley wrote: > pointless to hold some particular view as being open to criticism Bartley doesn't say "pointless" to mean impossible to criticize it (as you read him). The use of "pointless" contradicts your reading. It means he doesn Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I don't think it should be easy. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
being "exasperated" matters. that's a problem. problems need solving. now that you say something about it, i see, as commonly comes up, an underlying issue. the underlying issue is you think it should be really easy and short to agree about this! i curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Yes, I guess that statement gave a flavour of that. In fact, I was merely exasperated that you wrote so much, when the problem seems only to require an exchange of a few sentences. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I am saying that I agree with your analysis about the situation. About why it seemed that The statement Bartley chose was beyond criticism. But he himself, from this mistake, concluded that certain things can't be questioned as a matter of fact, rathe Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> I am not saying we have identical view on CR. you could clarify what you *are* saying. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> Dont give me a lecture on CR. this was super hostile. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> You seem to have not engaged with my statement in post 7927, instead you just changed the subject. that post contains a clarification of something you meant that i'd asked about. i don't see where it argues with me though, and i didn't have a fu curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I am not upset, or feeling hostile. my statements were true. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I am not saying we have identical view on CR. You seem to have not engaged with my statement in post 7927, instead you just changed the subject. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> You can say what you want. But the context is about Bartley. Whether or not you agree. you seem quite hostile, easily triggered, and ready to get upset over perceived slights, combined with hostile to talking about the problem and trying to resol curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
please don't post unmarked quotes. mark quotes with a ">" before them so they are differentiated from your own text. > Is this Bartley's claim or you own? that's my analysis. and i argued Bartley did *not* understand this. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
You can say what you want. But the context is about Bartley. Whether or not you agree. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
you seem to believe that we have identical conceptions of CR so talking about it is pointless. i consider this not only false but very irrational and destructive to learning. it prevents learning about variations on CR. people routinely approach the s curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
his situation has nothing to do with inability to criticize an idea, or even simply choosing not to criticize. it's a situation where the idea has been exposed to extensive critical scrutiny already. and the criticisms considered have been so thorough Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
i don't know what you know and don't know. and i write things of interest to me. and other people read this. i also never agreed that "We are arguing about what Bartkey was advocating.". i'm writing about topics of my choosing whether they fit your curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
you're saying you agree with stuff i wrote so you're mad at me? feeling lectured and being upset with me is a big deal. slow down. why are you getting upset? you feel like i'm treating you like a child or student? did i say something to do that? ex curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Dont give me a lecture on CR. We are arguing about what Bartkey was advocating. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Bah, There should be a "put" before beyond. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
DDs criticism showed that Bartley had to criticise the statement in order to select. Bartley did not notice that he was doing this. And since he maintained that there are some statements that are beyond criticism, because they are not criticisable. Wh Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
if someone criticized "I am over two years old" i would be prepared, offhand, without having to stop and think, to refute his arguments. it's not that it can't be criticized, it's that i already understand many criticisms of it and why they're false. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> It would, for instance, be a bit silly for me to maintain that I held some statements that I might make—e.g., "I am over two years old"—open to criticism and revision. it's easy to come up with ways to criticize this and anything else (thoug curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
The and in the second sentence after the comma, should be because Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
No he is not advocating anything like that as far as I can tell. He is not saying that some ideas should be put behind question. He saying that there are some statements that are beyond criticism, and there is no possible method of attack for them. In Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
i mean he's saying to do it in general, not doing it himself regarding a particular statement. he's talking about methods and advocating bad ones. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I don't think it is on principle. Maybe he thinks such statements that are beyond criticism do exist. I would be inclined to think that they don't myself. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
i don't know if Bartley refused to think about some ideas, i'm criticizing that he advocated doing so on principle. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
i agree with you. This passage is unfortunate. And Battley should have thought about what he was saying more. I still feel t I think Bartley might have struggled a little with the challenge. Just like he struggled with posts challenge. But I do not Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
typo. > I read the substantive as justificationist. should be > I read the substance as justificationist. curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
What do you think Bartley's non-justificationist point is about the winetesting? I wasn't trying to pick on terminology, I read the substantive as justificationist. curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
That sentence his horrible, sorry. I hope it converts my meaning despite it. They would have agreed with a lot of the new proposals and refinements that have been made. It is a developing research program and CR still has not met air unearthed all jus Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
Bartley's terminology is justificationist, but his point is not. It is easy to mean different things. Even popper often used justificationist terminology even when making arguments that undermined the justificationist position. I put this down to the Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> I think Matt is right in thinking we do this for purely pragmatic reasons, since we cannot question all our beliefs all at once. holding something beyond question means you will NEVER question it. it isn't about questioning too many things at th curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
i read The Retreat To Commitment and the Bartley paper related to his (supposed) insight about justificationism he helped Popper with. i didn't like either. i don't remember them well now or have them on hand. here's an example criticism: http://cu curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
http://curi.us/1437-comments-on-philosophy-of-biology-versus-philosophy-of-physics-by-william-w-bartley-iii Bartley writes: > > A good example is winetasting: the connoisseur knows what to look for and how to describe both what he searches for a curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> The only problem I found with Bartley is his denial that we can accept test reports where there is no justification for them. that sounds justificationist... > The idea that there should be an ecology of rationality meaning? > the idea t curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
i've put substantial effort into interesting people in working on some of the many important open problems i'm aware of. with little success at getting people interested. partly because basically no one has the background knowledge to contribute witho curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> * it is immoral to be pretentious, or try to impress the reader or listener with your knowledge. For you are ignorant. Although we may differ in the little things we know, we are all equal in our infinite ignorance. i agree with the first sentenc curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
open problems curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
the professional readings on audible -- which are no doubt better than what i would produce -- are around 20 hours a book. so 80 hours not 60 to read them outloud. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/20
did you seriously suggest reading ~60 hours of books outloud on video, plus the commentary time, and hiding the commentary intermixed in the 60 hours so no one ever finds it? anyone who wants to read the books would prefer to read the actual books ins curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/20
Bartley's Summary Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> Shouldn't a person figure out what are good interests to have first? in other words, you see a problem with the first sentence. so please see the second sentence for the solution. > In some cases, like women in Saudi Arabia, then it's society Anonymous Follow Your Interests 2016/12/20
i said i'm trying to find awesome people. i am trying. what more do you want!? curi Ideas Matter 2016/12/20
Correction Andrew Crawshaw Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Criticism Andrew Crawshaw Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Bartley Andrew Crawshaw Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
Popper's Problems, and Bartley. Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> so what to do? just forget it and criticize short self-contained stuff instead? or just know stuff myself and fuck everyone else since they aren't trying in a serious, productive way where they do much? and anyway other ppl aren't my responsibility. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/20
Shouldn't a person figure out what are good interests to have first? A person could have bad interests (I don't know if giving graphic examples would be helpful here) and not find a problem with them until they were arrested. And after being arrest Anonymous Follow Your Interests 2016/12/20
Well done for continuing! :) None of your followers replied to this post with "I'll continue too!" :( Anonymous Ideas Matter 2016/12/20
#7894 what's your point? Anonymous Lying CNN 2016/12/20
Update on what CNN is calling it Anonymous Lying CNN 2016/12/20
> Do you think that all that you write should be stored. For instance, I enter into a lot of discussions on Facebook. Do you think that you should compose answers away from Facebook and then submit them. if you're writing good, worthwhile stuff, ye curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/19
Paths forward Andrew Crawshaw Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/19
you can only hold 99 toad rally tickets max. Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/19
where's the force? Keating's thought is about taking his *own* drawings and leaving. he feels as if he has no value when around Roark. unlike others, Roark doesn't help him fake self-respect. this is scary and uncomfortable for him. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/19
> you're incoherent. you didn't quote enough context for the scene and you are bringing up force without explaining what you're talking about. I thought the people would recognize the quote & I thought I would mess up quotes from the pdf book. I wi FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/19
you're incoherent. you didn't quote enough context for the scene and you are bringing up force without explaining what you're talking about. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/19
> He thought that he should seize his drawings and run. Why did he think that? My guess is that Keating felt uncomfortable and wanted to grab Roark's attention by force. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/19
i think i should focus on rallies now to get the mega block unlocked for more income. then after that unlock luigi to try him out. then do the purple coins and save up tickets while getting more skilled. i have around 60 tickets, i should be able t curi Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
character rankings curi Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
i got all 5 pink coins in the pink pipe bonus course. nothing happened. no 2 tickets. no purple or black coin level. it doesn't do anything. i used Peach btw. i think she was quite good for it. Mario sucks at levels where you fall in pits b/c hi curi Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
got all the pink coins. the bonus level is the cavern where u follow the trail of coins from the toad rally. it's long and hard. you can't set your character when you start. you have to go to a different level to pick your character, then go Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
i got all the pink coins except from 3-2 and 4-1 now. the shop indicates getting all coins of a color lets you buy a pipe with a bonus level. Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
the ? blocks recharge in like 4 hours maybe, not 8 like the bonus games. and i just got 20 tickets from the long ? block and 5 tickets from the small ? block, as opposed to the usual 5 tickets and 100 coins. Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
jesus christ what awful design. if you quit out before a loss, not only do you save your ticket, you only ever lose 5 toads. you would lose a lot more toads if you didn't quit. Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
Peach can go backwards by jumping, floating and swiping left. Her ability to slowly float down from jumps gives her enough time in the air to actually back up! This is helpful if you miss a pink coin. Other characters have to use up a bubble to back u curi Super Mario Run 2016/12/17
i tested it. i started a rally and then quit after 1 second. **i kept my ticket**. it was an all red map and i lost 5 toads. curi Super Mario Run 2016/12/17
i was told if you quit a toad rally before it finishes, you keep your ticket, just lose some toads. i haven't tested this. would be good when you think you're gonna lose (you reasonably often can tell if you're gonna win or lose). Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/17
> Great reminder about the importance of embracing open ended learning. Thanks! so what are you doing for your open ended learning? > School is one of the things that teaches us to believe we love Spanish, say, but hate geography. And often we o Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/16
Great reminder about the importance of embracing open ended learning. Thanks! School is one of the things that teaches us to believe we love Spanish, say, but hate geography. And often we only hated geography because we hated the teacher or the gro anon Indirection 2016/12/16
You just identified with Hobnob. How can that help with your posting rights? Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/16
> why do you think people would confuse you with L Ron Hobnob? what is it in your identity that could raise confusion? Hobnob is causing trouble. Elliot considers me as troublemaker I want to make sure I don't lose my posting rights on curi and FF Indirection 2016/12/16
#7871 that doesn't answer the question why do you think people would confuse you with L Ron Hobnob? what is it in your identity that could raise confusion? Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/16
#7870 It has become a habit. I feel the need to make things clear. FF Indirection 2016/12/16
#7851 FF, why the need to say it wasn't you? Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/15
#7866 i replied on FI list. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/14
it doesn't say polyphasic sleep. you're making shit up. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/13
> i took a long nap to accomplish that.naps are the best rest.but in general it's easy to run out of mental energy to speed read more without getting sleepy.i can't just sleep arbitrary amounts at arbitrary times. Interesting. So you don't sleep FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/13
Problem size PAS Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/13
if you want to contribute you have to learn a lot more. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
yes we know that and much more about it. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
On a semi-related topic... One of the problems I see with FI is that direct/accurate (sometimes negative) criticism is (incorrectly) interpreted as mean/cruel/hurtful, or causes feelings of shame. I'd guess this is a large part of why people drop o Anon69 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
The question is for Elliot, yes. Anon69 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
me? i thought you were talking about Elliot before. and i just commented on abstract issues. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
So when you say that you use harsh language, that means that you say things which are: > direct, accurate, *negative* statements, without hedging and equivocation ...but your intention is not to be mean / cruel / hurtful / cause shame. Is tha Anon69 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
direct, accurate, *negative* statements, without hedging and equivocation, are considered very harsh. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
I'm pausing to consider you mean by harsh language...it may be different than what I thought. Maybe an example would help? The dictionary says: 1) unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses, 2) cruel or severe. Do those sound right? I could see Anon69 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
when you use mild language, you *falsely* communicate that the problems involved are mild. (ofc mild language is great for discussing problems that are actually mild.) people usually think the problems are about 10% of the size i mean, even when i Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
On FI, elliot wrote: > One reason I use harsh language sometimes is clarity. There are lots of times when using mild negative phrasing will be misunderstood (because you want to express a BIG problem, but they'll interpret it as a small problem). Anon69 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
"Hello, Mr. Roark," said Ellsworth Toohey quietly. Roark looked at him without curiosity. "Hello," said Roark. "Please don't run away." The voice was not mocking, but earnest. "I wasn't going to." "I think I knew that you'd come here some Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/12
Why spend time thinking of him at all? Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/12
I am curious how L Ron Hateful found his way here Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/12
Ayn Rand's Criticisms of Anarchism - Rebutted! By Moleneux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My2sLnHpyG4 Stefan Molyneux opens the listener mailbag to answer questions on the ethics of gambling, road safety in a free society, Ayn Rand's criticisms o FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
#7847 #7845 #7850 Not me FF Indirection 2016/12/12
Don't laugh me off. You are BAMBOOZLED! L Ron Hobnob Indirection 2016/12/12
see, Alan, I told you so. Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/12
Oh ya and...can't forget (((Alex Epstein)))... The mindless golem warrior who is going to take back oil away from the Muslims and back to the Hebes! ROT IN HELL L Ron Hobnob Indirection 2016/12/12
Ironic you voted for Trump when he's going to eliminate Jews and Jew lovers like you. So much for ur kike cunt (((Alisa Rosenbaum))) and her philosophy which should be called Relativism because it's nothing but (((Einstein's))) Jew physics translated L Ron Hobnob Indirection 2016/12/11
why bother asking him? his post communicates he has no value to offer, and nothing else. Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/11
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Visit to a Small College David Horowitz Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
Metro closes ranks against outside ‘attacks’ Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
Michael Flynn and what he means for Trump’s foreign policy Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
Michael Flynn and what he means for Trump’s foreign policy Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
Why Donald Trump is TIME's Person of the Year Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
Metro transit police: Not quite the region’s finest Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
FACT CHECK: "Trump is down to his last wish from Aladdin." Aladdin is not a genie. http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2016-12-07.html Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/12/07
HBL is not designed and set up in a way i agree with. but given it is a certain thing, i really did prefer to accommodate that. i wanted to make my posts fit the venue. i took a variety of steps to do this including making an effort to follow HBL's pu curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/07
> I think your response here means that we do disagree. But it's still not clear. Mostly because I think in actual practice it's hard to find a more "reasonable person" than HB outside of FI, and if you weren't "actually trying to talk to stuff about" curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/07
> > Assume you did ask about that, and HB says something like "Oh, don't worry about that any more. Just reply as much as you want." > > Do you press? > > if it was a reasonable person, who i was actually trying to talk to stuff about, i'd press th PAS Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/07
> You notice the increased frequency and...? I'm guessing you'd ask HB about the agreement to reply to each other less often. no, i'd ignore it. (btw he actually did this, and i did ignore it.) i'd only talk about it more with someone i thought was Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
> for example, Harry Binswanger had a problem. he attracted an audience to his forum that doesn't like to manage their own reading, and instead wants their preferred portions fed to them with no extra for them to have to choose not to read. he didn't PAS Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
problem solving for mutual benefit is often done with strangers. for example, Harry Binswanger had a problem. he attracted an audience to his forum that doesn't like to manage their own reading, and instead wants their preferred portions fed to the curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
> but there are situations like your child wants to go to the park for 4 hours, and you say no. Are there example situations with strangers it would make sense to discuss this about? Or does this sort of situation *only* occur with someone you have PAS Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
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as far as you know, the purchase for .7x is a CP -- everyone involved prefers it. if there's a problem he wanted your help with, it was his responsibility to express it to you. you'd then have options like to help, to tell him to deal with it on hi curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Transaction vs. CP PAS Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Even with big salaries, Metro can’t fill its jobs http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/27/even-with-big-salaries-metro-cant-fill-its-jobs/ >“The average Metro worker had a $60,000 salary, which went up to $69,000 including overtime Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/06
> If it comes down to this then your disagreement with Stefan isn't over parenting, per se, but over the value of TV in what quantities and what contexts. Does this seem accurate to you? no, it's both. if child wants TV and you can afford it, th Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
a common preference is something everyone involved prefers. prefers means FULLY prefers -- no downsides, no compromises, etc. they think it's BEST, they have NO CRITICISMS of it. going to the park for 2 hours b/c your mom wouldn't take you for 4 ho Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Value of TV, etc. Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Park Time Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
if you think you have an argument against TV/internet/screens, share it. if you don't have any argument against their immense value, then i'd be a bit confused. like if you recognize they are great and cheap, why NOT provide them? Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
it's hard to draw an exact line about what children are owed by right, but some things like food and TV are easy in the US today. it's a really basic societal resource with huge value, people can afford it, and someone without it is really deprived an Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Basic Resources Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
you'd need force to prevent me from watching TV on any TV (e.g. mine). children have a right to basic resources like a TV they have access to (their own TV is good, but if there is a shared TV they are able to use that's OK too). denying them basi Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Force Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
what's the problem with getting the child lots of park time in general? usually parent is not actually focusing on helping child in general. this screws things up. if parent actually was trying to get child plenty of park time in general (and ot Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Common Preference Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
contracts are fine. telling your child he can only go to the park if he signs a contract is not fine. he's owed basic resources like food, shelter, park time, TV access, internet access, etc without making any concessions. Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Promises versus Contracts Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
> Isn't it ahead-of-time common preference finding? You want to go to the park, I don't want to spend all day there, but we're both okay with spending some time there? no, it's not a common preference, and there's no attempt to make it one. it's of Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
> Why do you consider not letting the child watch TV force? more or less the same way it'd require force for you to prevent me from watching TV. Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Common Preference Finding Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Force versus non-enabling. Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Metro derailed by culture of complacence, incompetence, lack of diversity Mysterious Person Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/05
Giving Thomas His Due http://www.weeklystandard.com/giving-thomas-his-due/article/988078 >Johnson is not the only example this term of Thomas calling out the Court’s own institutional biases. The Court split 5-4 in Arizona State Legislature v. A Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/05
what if a child wants to stay at a park? curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/05
molyneux vs. privacy and mouth-consent curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/05
deFOOing curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/05
3 part series on incompetence & more at the Washington, DC Metro Transit Authority Alisa Small Government 2016/12/05
#7801 is not me. FF Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/05
Your thoughts on Stefan Molyneux's views on parenting? Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/05
remap caps-lock to both control AND escape! Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/04
the problem is designed to encourage people to fight with each other. you are blogging about it, spreading it around, and encouraging people to discuss it – that is, to hurt each other. you're a monster. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
you didn't say you disagreed with me, with or without an argument. instead you spoke as if i'd said something different than i actually said. responding to X by acting like someone said Y is a common and very nasty tactic. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
you either completely missed the point and aren't trying to understand it, or you're being an asshole on purpose. i pointed out how you are taking actions to hurt people and should stop. your response is you're willing to only hurt people elsewhere Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
your overall method here is to find out you're wrong and then add one ad hoc exception and continue with the same view you had before, even though it's wrong in a ton of other ways, which you'll only acknowledge when told each one by one by one. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
it doesn't clarify it at all. it's an opinion about it. then you're attacking everyone who disagrees with you in extraordinarily harsh terms. you should never speak of Newcomb's problem again. it exploits your weaknesses to make you into an evil ba Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
that's not a clarification. that's like "clarifying" the set of integers from 3-5000 by saying 4 or 8. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> For the purposes of this discussion, can we stipulate that the predictor is correct with some probability? no! god you're so blind to other perspectives that you request to stipulate that disagreements with you be banned "for the purposes of t Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> I don't think which specific high probability number you choose changes the correct decision. For the purposes of discussion, I am prepared to stipulate that the predictor is accurate to anything greater than, say, 90%, including 100%). you're to Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> By the rules of the problem, if you decide to take both boxes, then the super-intelligent being predicts this and leaves the $1,000,000 box empty (with high probability). this is ambiguous at best. i think it's written wrong. the structure is: Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> Why does it seem like I think it's obvious? I would say on the contrary that my solution is novel and non-obvious. I haven't seen my idea anywhere else. not that. you say catching-out things like "By the rules of the problem, if you decide to tak Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
after linking a shitty article with a vague problem, you are assuming your understanding of the exact rules of the problem are not just true but go without saying. you're skipping steps to connect your conclusions to the stated rules. you think it's s Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> If your policy for playing Newcomb's game is to take both boxes, then, according to the rules, you'll only get $1,000 each time you play. you are making assumptions about having a policy, rather than just being confronted with the issue THEN maki Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
@Newcomb's problem: you take both boxes since the prediction about what you would do was made before you even knew about the boxes. at the point you're presented with a choice, taking only one box can't help you. the problem is stupid. josh's pr Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> Could be, but I haven't found a style that works for me. I've tried paper books, ibooks type digital reading, RSVP, and voice dream. i don't suggest combining learning RSVP or audio listening with reading a book you aren't very interested in. tha curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2016/12/01
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> Another thing to point out: The recent Ohio State attack represents the *best* *possible* anti-gun end state. The attacker used only a car and a knife, and was stopped by a cop (with a gun, of course). Is this their view of "success"? What if the co Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/12/01
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Gun bans PAS Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/30
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Antisemitism & the Left Alisa Jews 2016/11/30
Keyset pagination vs offset pagination in SQL Josh Jordan stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/30
On the iPhone 7's lack of an audio jack Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/30
i'd rather break ties on the purchase amounts by datetime, not ID. but yes i get the concept of using ID as basically a random but unchanging (never rerolled) tiebreaker. the original example involving chronology confuses this. Anonymous stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/29
> i think the case you're talking about (IDs out of order, but never out of order across day boundaries) is rare and shouldn't be assumed when trying to present an approach for general use. I agree. Maybe date wasn't a good example to show why ID Anonymous stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/29
i think the case you're talking about (IDs out of order, but never out of order across day boundaries) is rare and shouldn't be assumed when trying to present an approach for general use. to take this blog as a typical example, IDs are occasionally Anonymous stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/29
Keyset pagination vs offset pagination in SQL Josh Jordan stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/29
why should we watch videos by someone who silently left FI and won't say why? and whose children are in desperate trouble who doesn't care and help? he shouldn't be making those videos right now. you did nothing to sell us on the value of those vid Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/29
ok i get why not to do date only if it's just a date not a datetime. but if they are in the correct order by ID, why not just WHERE on ID without date? Anonymous stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/29
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Keyset pagination vs offset pagination in SQL Josh Jordan stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/29
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why would you WHERE on *both* date and id? Anonymous stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/28
Keyset pagination vs offset pagination in SQL Josh Jordan stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/28
> > even with extensive study, most people still fuck it up. most intellectuals are badly wrong. most academics are badly wrong. what are you doing differently? > Differently to what? it said to what and you deleted that part from your quote. Anonymous Immigration 2016/11/28
>> Popper doesn't appear on Audible. Audio books for Popper generally seem rare. >Voice Dream Reader. I'll try it out. My focus is on world-building rather than a specific story at the moment (yes I said "writing" earlier, that was misle Anonymous Immigration 2016/11/28
> Likewise, I think the solution to bad guys who might use criticism to coerce you involves more criticism, not less. The effective way to respond to someone trying to coerce you with criticism is to be good enough at criticizing their criticism. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
Richard Feynman didn't think about who he was talking to: > I also met Niels Bohr. His name was Nicholas Baker in those days, and he came to Los Alamos with Jim Baker, his son, whose name is really Aage Bohr. They came from Denmark, and they were v Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
> Popper doesn't appear on Audible. Audio books for Popper generally seem rare. Voice Dream Reader. > I've read quite a lot of Rand and I discuss here and some FB groups. do you think you've figured it out enough to plan what to do with your Anonymous Immigration 2016/11/28
>> Like if someone crits me, the fear is they'll then "come for me" because of that flaw. >do you do self-criticism? Yes. I spend some time every day reflecting on the day, what I've done, what I'm going to do, what I've learned. Sometimes this Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
> I keep meeting people who thinking banning guns will help. you keep *choosing* to meet that kind of person instead of spending more time in other contexts. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
> even if they couldn't get a weapon illegally oops, I mean if they couldn't get it legally Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
> But the answer is NOT to ignore guns, or wish guns didn't exist, or cower in fear in your house because somewhere out there in the world is a bad guy with a gun. I keep meeting people who thinking banning guns will help. I point out that, if gun Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
It is a big project and will take a lot of time and work. I don't know how long it will take me to get far with the time I can put into it. Multiple years, at least. I don't particularly want to get paid for bad ideas. Learning bad ideas for money Anonymous Immigration 2016/11/28
Ah, I think I get it better. It's not about how to make choices, but whether an idea is true or not. So you could choose to make a decision with some weighting calculation. I doubt it would be a great method, but it could be done. This wouldn't Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/28
you can weigh lots of things, e.g. people, literally. and you can make decisions that take into account a weight in some way, e.g. dating skinny girls over fat girls. the decisions themselves, e.g. to date a particular girl or not, are yes/no affai curi Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/27
sounds like a big project requiring lots of good ideas to do well -- which means doing things like discussing Mises, Popper and Rand. depends on your goals though. some authors get a substantial following and income writing stuff like this using bad i Anonymous Immigration 2016/11/27
> My premise of being scared of people is like the malevolent universe premise. yes you vaguely feel people are bad and dangerous, and that living a good life (with e.g. learning via online discussions) is risky and won't work. > I'm focusing on Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
>>> The sum of it is that I expect criticism to be followed by coercion if I don't conform to the criticism. This makes responding to criticism (especially if it comes across as uncompromising) intimidating. >> what sort of coercion? too vague. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
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#7735 I have also been thinking about this some. The fear of criticism being used to coerce you seems to me in some respects like the fear some people have of guns. Yes, there are bad people in the world. And bad people with guns are even more dan PAS Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
Have been thinking this over more. My premise of being scared of people is like the malevolent universe premise. It's being scared that *something* may go wrong, without knowing what. But that's always true of everything all the time. Problems a Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
I like the Ghost in the Shell manga. There are some notable flaws. I think it has some mixed up ideas between altruism and individualism. It doesn't wholesale advocate altruism, is very often individualistic, but has some moments where it values sa Anonymous What To Read 2016/11/27
> What about all the non-violent things the government does? You mean all those things it does that it *enforces* with violence if anyone resists? Anonymous Mistaken Government Violence 2016/11/27
I think I agree with the post. There is something I'm unsure about though. Suppose I want something (for the sake of argument, a meal). I have options. I could get something cheap which isn't unpleasant, it will satisfy hunger and I wont disl Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/27
I'm working on writing a fictional world. In some ways I am inspired by Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. The world I am creating is a demonstration of the consequences of ideas. An idea I am considering for this world is a split Anonymous Immigration 2016/11/27
> it creates issues with google on top of it! it accuses me of being a robot for unusual traffic in my network. it's creating more problems than it solves so far. If you switch to it after normal use for a long time, it's going to question why you Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
> i didn't write #7717. of course i didn't look at an IP. i assume it's just someone from the UK making a comment about their country. Yeah I just thought it was worth mentioning since PIA came up. I don't know how many UK people post here. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
it creates issues with google on top of it! it accuses me of being a robot for unusual traffic in my network. it's creating more problems than it solves so far. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
actually, it's shit as well. pages take ages to load if they load at all. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
betternet works better and it's free Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
PIA is nothing like that for me. probably a problem on your end. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
> 1) she may have brain damage meaning what? meaning that a human mind cannot exist? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/27
i rarely get an internet connection with it on Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
> PIA is shit, though. that's not an argument and doesn't address the experience of it working well had by me and various others here. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
PIA is shit, though. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
Different ways to think about the amount of water in Lake Superior Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/26
i didn't write #7717. of course i didn't look at an IP. i assume it's just someone from the UK making a comment about their country. curi Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/26
> And as well as that, for people in the UK there are more and more reasons to get a VPN: Did you look at that person's IP? How did you come to know that he/she is from UK? FF Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/26
> IPs are logged. i don't normally look at them. if you're concerned about this, you should be concerned about many other websites too. the solution is PIA. And as well as that, for people in the UK there are more and more reasons to get a VPN: Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/26
>> The sum of it is that I expect criticism to be followed by coercion if I don't conform to the criticism. This makes responding to criticism (especially if it comes across as uncompromising) intimidating. >what sort of coercion? too vague. Vi Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/26
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> By the way, curi, do you log IPs here? I worry sometimes about that when posting anon. You can also try browser plugin VPNs if you are new to VPN. They are free. Eg: Betternet FF Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/25
> The sum of it is that I expect criticism to be followed by coercion if I don't conform to the criticism. This makes responding to criticism (especially if it comes across as uncompromising) intimidating. what sort of coercion? too vague. > The curi Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/25
IPs are logged. i don't normally look at them. if you're concerned about this, you should be concerned about many other websites too. the solution is PIA. curi Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/25
> By the way, curi, do you log IPs here? I worry sometimes about that when posting anon. I recommend using a VPN if you're worried about IP logging. PIA seems good: https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/ Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/25
> e.g. they dislike criticism and lie about it and keep feeling bad about it privately. and it drives them to give up. they don't ask for less criticism, or for help with the problem (which they are ashamed of because they think it's irrational). I Different Anon Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/25
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> what do you use to compress the videos before uploading to youtube? i told you the tools used. Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/23
> Do you have Adobe Premiere on your pc? Get that that's not free Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/23
> what do you use to compress the videos before uploading to youtube? Do you have Adobe Premiere on your pc? Get that FF Block Havoc Video 2016/11/23
what do you use to compress the videos before uploading to youtube? Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/23
i used: imac, iphones 6s, lightning to USB cable, quicktime player (has a built in recording feature). Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/23
what hardware/ software you use to make your gameplay videos with commentary? Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/23
Congrats, XElite. I find Elliot's videos more interesting as he shows failure and progress through persistence, not just when he finally succeeds. Anonymous Duet (iOS) Finesse 2016/11/23
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> update: banned from reading HBL > i updated to post to add that, after writing this post, i've been banned from reading HBL too. Is that a loss for you? Would you still find value in continuing to read? HB might have considered your post host Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/22
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I like Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson Has some interesting ideas about memes. There are a few holes in them, but I can work out viable explanations that fill them. Main characters are skill-orientated, take their work seriously, try to be great. Anonymous What To Read 2016/11/21
I agree, but that depends on judging *which* contexts it's a bad idea in, *which* contexts are problematic. I would definitely say legal ideas should be made explicit. The potential harm if the lawmaker doesn't make them explicit is huge. As covere Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/21
> How does the lack of explicit form of the idea make it bad? it makes it much harder to expose to criticism from other people. also yourself. also much harder to coordinate with other people about it. in many (not all) contexts it's a bad idea to Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
> if you're an adult who is fluent in language and you don't know how to state your idea, that's a criticism of acting on the idea or believing you're right. I don't see how. How does the lack of explicit form of the idea make it bad? Flaws with Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
> Why do you link to the course rather than the book? Does the course have significant added content? Because I was giving a source for something which is from the course, not the book. AR didn't speak in a Q&A period in the book. Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
> > Why dual major in both like John Galt? > huh? John Galt dual majored in physics and philosophy. So did Francisco d'Anconia and Ragnar Danneskjöld. curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
> Why dual major in both like John Galt? huh? Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
it can take a lot of time to learn new stuff, e.g. new scientific discoveries. but you don't need to learn those to act in your life now. it doesn't take so long to deal with criticism people have that you already know enough to answer. if you'r Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
> - clear Rand fallibilism quotes: http://fallibleliving.com/essays/epistemology/135-rand-and-fallibilism (i don't think posting these great quotes at a permalink constitutes pandering!) Fairly good link. But: "how to validate his conclusions" V Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
> not knowing what your idea is is a criticism. Knowing how to explicitly state your idea is not the same as knowing what your idea is. Babies don't know how to state their ideas explicitly. That doesn't mean they don't know what their ideas ar Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
I think Rand is a fallibilist but: - she often uses terminology that normally refers to infallibilism in our culture, such as "certain", "prove" and "self-evident". even the word "knowledge" is infallibilist in our culture (the standard "justified, Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
> Maybe some of the people discussing doesn't know how to state what they think precisely it's never a good idea to act on an idea you have a criticism of. not knowing what your idea is is a criticism. timely means a variety of things including Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
I think some of the language Rand uses is (taken out of context) compatible with infallibility (such as talking about absolutes, like A is A). I don't think she is infalliblist, she often refers to fallibility and error-correction. But if someone d Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
> I've developed an approach I call Paths Forward for how to take discussions to conclusions. One can always take discussions to conclusions and address all criticism in a timely manner! I agree that all discussions can be taken to conclusion and a Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/11/20
i've been banned from HBL. i wrote a blog post explaining. it criticizes HB, HBL, passive minds, and more! http://curi.us/1930-harry-binswanger-refuses-to-think curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/20
updated the post with a second video! Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
i'm writing my HB and HBL criticism blog post. have done several drafts. if anyone wants to read a draft copy, email me quickly and you may be able to give feedback before it's posted. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/19
that toki tori level in the screenshots is hard. i forget if the teleport is required or not, but yeah it's possible. i suggest you skip that level until you do most of the other ones. Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
> Maybe we are understanding conscious differently. When you chose to sit down you are consciously using your muscles but that is a different level than thinking verbally. did you miss the literal verbal thinking out loud in the video? if you ar Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
you need high standards NOW. yes Peter's succession of betrayals made things worse and harder, and ruined his life. Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2016/11/19
No, because now I'm missing a teleporter. http://image.farm/images/2016/11/19/a685df5ce17d4028b25ce7e906ed273f.jpg My reasoning is flawed. Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
Oh, it is possible. I just did it! Now does it help solve the level... Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
Speaking of Toki Tori, is this level about teleporting at the right timing? I'm convinced it is, because otherwise there aren't enough "wall swaps" to finish the level, but it seems impossible to do. http://image.farm/images/2016/11/19/49dadbbe385b Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
Hb seemed to like you quite a lot when you posted your analyses of We the Living. It seems he changed his mind tons in a few days. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/19
How do you gain persistence? It seems you already need to have it to play the games. Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
> I don't think I would have the persistence to have a high score. I did play a lot of hard games, because that's all there was in the past. I don't think it help me be more rational and better at life. Toki Tori was hard.. You and Elliot both seem FF Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
From Elliot's HBL post "Ayn Rand quotes discussion" > Taking life seriously, and really insisting on the best right now, is the only way to live. Pursuing the truth with no boundaries is completely urgent. Do it now, or you never will. I am not Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2016/11/19
From the Ayn Rand quote you put for discussion on HBL: > If one found it difficult to maintain one’s loyalty to one’s own convictions at the start, a succession of betrayals—which helped to augment the power of the evil one lacked the courage Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2016/11/19
>> Do you think playing games like these helps becoming better at problem solving in general? It seems a completely different thing than consciously having to think of life problems and discovering or creating the knowledge to solve them. > It takes Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
Looks harder than the duet game.. I loved the duet game.. FF Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
this video is just a small sample. i already went through a similar learning process for Easy and for Normal. for a lot longer than the video length. after already being very good at Duet. try it yourself. see how hard it is. then note: the persist Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
> Did you start on easy mode (if there is one?) Yes. > Are you playing on an iPad? iPhone 6s. > Do you think playing games like these helps becoming better at problem solving in general? It seems a completely different thing than conscious Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
I find it interesting how persistent you are. I would just not care if I kept dying and dying in the same spot. Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
Did you start on easy mode (if there is one?) Are you playing on an iPad? Do you think playing games like these helps becoming better at problem solving in general? It seems a completely different thing than consciously having to think of life p Anonymous Block Havoc Video 2016/11/19
1) she may have brain damage 2) who knows what she could learn if people treated her differently you should make clearer arguments. i say X. the video shows, specifically, Y. the contradiction is, specifically, Z because... Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/18
Person stuck being a baby for life. She is not the only one, I remember seeing another story of a baby like this who apparently was in her 30's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJL-6bUs1W0 She doesn't learn. How is her existence compatible with Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/18
Stefan Molyneux: "The welfare state is a eugenics program" Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/18
Stefan Molyneux on ethno-nationalism Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/18
Stefan Molyneux explains how smears work Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/18
> Basically the only reason it was on my list at all is because you recommend games so strongly. people spend many years stuck when they could have done the gaming route and not been stuck. so sad! others even just give up, when they could have don Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/18
> SSBM is a hard and *fast* game with a foreign controller. you have to have a way in to care. I think I should cross gaming off my list for consideration for this time period (EOY2016). I don't currently have a "way in" like you mention; never lik PAS Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/18
some people are too shy(?) to ask for tips about SSBM or other games, or to ask to play a game. i don't really understand it. i can be helpful to people who actually play and interact. but the project can fail on the ground floor if someone is just curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/18
> Quotes are hard because I'm reading it from the open library which uses scans of the books. if you include very short quotes, it allows people to search for the passage. you only need to quote around 3 words for people to find the right passage i Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/18
i strongly recommend FoR!! For FI i particularly recommend lots of short back-and-forth -- trying to get a very high iteration count on some important issue. for swift you'll want to try writing in xcode. for ruby i don't use an IDE, just a text curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/18
> try to include some quotes and context for reminders cuz i haven't read the book for a couple years. Quotes are hard because I'm reading it from the open library which uses scans of the books. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/18
I have been pretty busy with work the last few months but expect to have some free time next week and then also the last couple of weeks of December due to holidays. I am considering some competing projects: - Respond to my backlog of flagged FI po PAS Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/18
discussing Early Ayn Rand sounds good. FYI: use http://curi.us/1857-open-thread-objectivism-discussion try to include some quotes and context for reminders cuz i haven't read the book for a couple years. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/18
Does anyone want to discuss the Early Ayn Rand stories with me? It's so sad to have nobody to talk about what interests you. :( Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/18
> How would saying things they don't want to hear, more slowly, have made them happy to hear it? My thought is it would give them more time to adjust to something foreign to them, to think it over, to not feel invaded and overwhelmed. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/18
Scott Alexander: The Left is Still Crying Wolf Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/17
How would saying things they don't want to hear, more slowly, have made them happy to hear it? Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/17
> So far the replies to HB's announcement are just cruel attacks on a muzzled person. What are they saying? My free trial is over. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/17
> I saw it coming too. This isn't my first ban. Slowing down was not a solution. Why not? Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/17
HB didn't allow me to invite people to my forum to continue discussions he interrupted. I, of course, do allow people to post about other forums on my forums. So far the replies to HB's announcement are just cruel attacks on a muzzled person. Pe curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/17
I saw it coming too. This isn't my first ban. Slowing down was not a solution. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/17
Quoting Leonard Peikoff in the Editor's Preface for "Think Twice" in The Early Ayn Rand (1986). > I first read the play in the 1950's, with Miss Rand present, asking me now and then who I thought the murderer was. I guessed just about every possibi Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/17
> i'm now banned from posting to HBL. i can still read it for now. Sorry, I did see it coming. I don't know if i should have advised you to slow down. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/17
Jordan Peterson on "anti-racism/anti-bias" workplace training Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/17
Stefan Molyneux on the left's inability to discuss Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/17
most people are bad at debating. looks like HBL has zero people willing to debate some point to a conclusion. they're all a bunch of evaders! instead of resolving conflicts of ideas, they come up with some excuse that makes them feel OK with not resol curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/16
Stefan Molyneux on the left's inability to discuss Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/16
patio11 on sole proprietorship taxes Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/16
@#7634 that's not a permalink and won't find the patio11 comment in the future. you should use permalinks so the original is still reasonably findable in the future. permalinks will also take people straight to the right comment instead of to a lis Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/16
patio11 on sole proprietorship taxes Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/16
HB's own story is basically he couldn't come up with a good excuse to ban me even though he wanted to. so then he did it anyway. i respect his property rights, but i don't respect his unwillingness to deal with criticism, philosophy discussion and curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/16
no warning curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/16
notice how HB is offended by *accusations* of evasion, without bothering to address whether they are true or deal with my *arguments*. HBL people, including HB, do not do paths forward. typical evasion! and HB banned me rather than discuss paths fo curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/16
It's pathetic that HB's best example of me being wrong is a statement of basic science in terminology he found confusing. I put a lot of effort into clarifying various terminology for him, but to little avail. Apple designs cameras in opinionated w curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/16
HB Announces My Ban curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/16
British woman who was arrested on 'extra-marital sex' charges after reporting gang rape to police in Dubai, as her attackers go free Alisa Islamic Insanity 2016/11/16
Why Evangelicals voted for Trump Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/16
Alinsky & Orwell on power Josh Jordan Today's Left is Especially Bad 2016/11/16
Trump responds to allegations of inappropriate conduct with women (Oct, 2016) Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/16
To Learn Philosophy, Do Projects You Care About Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/16
That's a great Chomsky quote. I've said similar. Credit where it's due, even if the author sucks in other ways! curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/16
Chomsky on limiting the spectrum of acceptable opinion Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/16
> I know. ok. it didn't sound like you knew because you said "There should be..." the "should" sounds to me like there isn't already. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/16
To Learn Philosophy, Do Projects You Care About Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/16
i'm now banned from posting to HBL. i can still read it for now. details later. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/16
Breitbart’s Pollak, Defending Bannon, Calls Out NPR’s ‘Racist Programming’ Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/16
The tarring of Steve Bannon Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/16
Why the Left Should Be Terrified of a Trump Presidency Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/16
Why the Left Should Be Terrified of a Trump Presidency Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/16
Textbooks selection isn’t a great opportunity. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/16
My 2009 comments on The Comprachicos. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/16
someone (not HB) arguing against answering much criticism, on principle! curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/16
He called Clintons " Good People " I don't want to hurt them FF President Donald Trump 2016/11/16
trying meta discussion since none of the discussions went anywhere curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/15
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2016/11/15/gizmodo-facebook-fake-news fuck the left Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/15
USA Today lies @Trump saying "stop it" Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/15
> There should be a similar principle for learning philosophy. this has been repeatedly stated around here. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/15
To Learn Philosophy, Do Projects You Care About Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/15
Another comment on popular vote Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/15
Bill Clinton tried to fix HRC's failure to connect with rural white voters Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/15
Zuckerberg on being an aribiter of truth Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/15
Alan Dershowitz Defends Steve Bannon: ‘Not Legitimate To Call Somebody An Anti-Semite Because You Disagree With Their Policies’ Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/15
:) Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/15
Quoted from Ideal (play) by Ayn Rand: "I saw a man once, when I was very young. He stood on a rock, high in the mountains. His arms were spread out and his body bent backward, and I could see him as an arc against the sky. He stood still and tense, l Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/15
age and time left for a career could be part of it. i don't think that's primary though. if Peter was good but old, he could do art. he had money anyway, so no reason not to do good painting even if it was unpaid. another part could be because Roar Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/15
Do you think that's what Ayn Rand wanted to convey with "It's too late, Peter" or was it more matter of fact, as in, there is no time left to make a career as a painter, you need to start young. Or was it something he saw in the paintings? Because I r Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/15
i'm guessing HB doesn't understand my speech primarily because he isn't very interested. just like how he doesn't understand my text either! i guess he went into the video ready to find an excuse not to watch it. i'd still be interested in making m curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/15
> Your accent is indeed strong, and it sounds a bit "snob" or "gay" to me. Maybe that can be off putting to some people? that would not surprise me. accents are common and often sound strong to others, even if people don't know they're speaking wit curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/15
Speeding is not a problem to me as I've been practicing speeding videos to the point some people sound more natural if sped up now, but it could be a problem to others. Your accent is indeed strong, and it sounds a bit "snob" or "gay" to me. Maybe tha Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/15
i don't claim to be a great speaker, and i've noticed sometimes i trail off so the last couple words before i stop talking can be hard to hear. i also think my accent is strong to some people. and i sped the video up to 125% which may be an issue here curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/15
You tend to mumble a bit in your videos, maybe because you are thinking aloud. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/15
reply to HB about my screencast curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/15
I forget the context in Red Pawn. Roark is trying to communicate with Peter. Peter could have had a shot at being an artist before, early in the book. Peter could still have a shot at being an artist if he learned Objectivism or some other gr Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/15
> Roark was communicating to Peter about a particular project in a way that Peter would understand, not communicating to a rational philosopher about the possibilities of life. So it was just too late to be a painter? Why? The character in Red P Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/15
Another comment on popular vote Neil P President Donald Trump 2016/11/15
HBL Moderation Neil P The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/15
HBL Moderation curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/14
Slate lying about Trump "access hollywood" tape Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/14
Any screencast criticism? curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/14
NYT dishonesty @Trump & popular vote Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/14
Roark was communicating to Peter about a particular project in a way that Peter would understand, not communicating to a rational philosopher about the possibilities of life. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/14
In Red Pawn by Ayn Rand a character says: "It's never too late while one lives - if one still wants to live." And years later Ayn Rand has Roark saying: "It's too late, Peter." Did Ayn Rand change her mind? Or it's just that Peter didn't real Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/14
Did anyone interesting contact you? Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/14
one can keep looking, and also talk with HBL, at the same time. (and anyway posting on HBL is looking b/c the audience can contact me.) Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/13
Did you read HB's book "How we know"? Is it any good? I didn't know HB was the person behind the Ayn Rand lexicon. Yes, that is really good. One can look up easily what Ayn Rand actually said about each concept. Also good to find where Ayn Rand sai Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/13
Reply to #7289 Mysterious J Immigration 2016/11/13
ppl refuse to read much curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
Discussing Burke curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
This isn’t the first time that intellectuals have given thinking a bad name. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
Trump lesson drawing Hitler parallels costs Bay Area teacher Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/12
as far as i know, HB wants to do philosophy and does do philosophy and wrote a philosophy book (How We Know) b/c he wanted to not as repayment of a debt. and HB actually discusses philosophy a lot, and writes about it a lot more than Peikoff, i think. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
> is a philosopher A Philosopher like Peikoff is a philosopher? Or unlike Peikoff (who doesn't consider himself a philosopher? In what way you consider HB a serious philosopher versus another person who says stuff on the Internet? > has perso Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
but, muh wage gap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjWBXbGVyQU thanks Alisa for letting me know about shoe0nhead. she is funny. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/12
someone made some good comments about the left! curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
the pay gap is dumb Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/12
Fact-checking claims of violence by Trump-supporters Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/12
The leftist media reactions to Reagan were the same as Trump Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/12
> Consider first the ACLU, whose advisory board once included the former Weather Underground terrorist Bernardine Dohrn. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/12
ACLU sux Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/12
HB: runs a discussion forum replies to a fair amount of stuff i say has personal knowledge of Ayn Rand and other interesting people is a philosopher has read a lot of stuff has longer back-and-forth discussions than most people is curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
Trump Explains How To Make Mexico Pay For Wall. Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/12
What positive traits does HB have? What are you trying to achieve by discussing with him? Sorry, I don't know anyone you would like. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
> Some 1.4 million illegals who followed President Obama's request to sign up for two controversial amnesty programs could be among the first to face deportation under the new administration. > The reason: In exchange for getting into the two program Anonymous President Donald Trump 2016/11/12
> Do you think you will be able to change HB? no, i don't expect it. but he has some positive traits and i think i ought to seriously try speaking with HB and HBL. (some people have replied positively to me on HBL and also privately. including HB, curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
HB seems close minded, authoritarian, status-valuing. Do you think you will be able to change HB? Why? Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
for those who missed the pinnacle reference Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead Alex Epstein's Pinnacle 2016/11/12
The left is acting worse today than in 1980 because they are worse. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
programmer hiring and performance evaluation are super broken. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=12929470 Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/12
HB didn't answer any of my questions and instead, after not reading long things, complained i quoted twitter curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/12
Learning Objectivism is more important than marketing it. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/11
1.4 million Obama amnesty applicants on deportation hit list Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/11
Nice explanation of why the popular vote is irrelevant Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/11
Lenin was a failure Alan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/11
Childhood is worse than blood on your hands. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/11
Hillary and Obama are worse than you know. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/11
fat shaming isn't violence. so defense like against murderers is really confused. counter-shaming is mean and often ineffective. people like it because it helps them not be defensive (which is important) but there's much better ways. e.g. instead o Anonymous Feminist Refuses Discussion 2016/11/11
> And shaming people is not how to deal with shaming. If you think shaming is bad, don't do it. Being inconsistent and contradictory is the wrong approach. Why wouldn't shaming fat shamers count as self-defense? The same as killing a murderer would Anonymous Feminist Refuses Discussion 2016/11/11
Trump personally is kinda bad on Israel (but more out of ignorance than hatred). But he's made campaign promises to be good on Israel which he'll make some effort to keep. curi President Donald Trump 2016/11/11
@#7541 in general you want to compete at stuff where ideas matter more. but in elections you want to get votes from people who don't even know what MAGA stands for (one of the FB comments on the 1st day in office vid), so there's room for both. the Anonymous President Donald Trump 2016/11/11
Trump sending mixed messages to Israel Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/11
Binswanger, part 2 Neil P The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/11
Binswanger Neil P Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2016/11/11
Trump's First Day in Office / effects of memes Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/11
I hope Bannon or Miller advise Trump away from these disastrous Israel policies. Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/11
Election could still result in Trump-Clinton tie: analyst Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/11
http://www.timesofisrael.com/adviser-says-trump-wont-rip-up-iran-deal-signals-he-may-not-move-embassy/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter some of Trump's people are squishy as hell. we'll have to see how things go... Anonymous President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
It wasn't the White vote that won the election for Trump: it was the Black, Latino, and poor vote Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
reply to HB @ politics curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/10
shoe0nhead answers a question about BLM Alisa The Super-Secret Handshake of the Black Community 2016/11/10
shoe0nhead answers a question about BLM Alisa The Super-Secret Handshake of the Black Community 2016/11/10
shoe0nhead answers a question from a feminist Alisa Feminist Refuses Discussion 2016/11/10
Coffin Handbills Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
The hollowness of the PC creed Josh Jordan President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
greatagain.gov Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Grubhub boss tells pro-Trump employees to resign Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Breitbart expanding to Germany & France Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Breitbart expanding to Germany & France Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Michigan middle-school students threatened by police & teachers for chanting "build the wall" Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Dems & voter fraud Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/10
More from Ann Coulter CBC interview Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Over 100 hate crime hoaxes, documented by Breitbart Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Ann Coulter on why Trump won Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
GLICK on Trump's potential impact on Israel Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Kris Kobach added to Trump's transition team! Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Bannon for Trump Chief of Staff? Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
RIP, TPP Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
cool @ climate skeptic. and thx for all the links/quotes you've been posting. there are a lot of rumors about who Trump is picking for stuff. some people say he's picking Democrats and RINOs for stuff. i'm not gonna worry about it too much until he curi President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
mp Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Lefties film themselves beating up a Trump supporter Alisa President Donald Trump 2016/11/10
Michael Moore has been predicting Trump's victory since July Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Mobs rioting against democratic election results Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
The left hates democracy Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Trump isn’t very religious and the left has gotten worse. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/09
The election exposed progressives as illiberal authoritarians Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
The election exposed progressives as illiberal authoritarians Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Exit poll demographics Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
How Breitbart's Bannon influenced Trump's final phase of the campaign Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Ann Coulter is a wise philosopher Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Dems & voter fraud Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
how wrong the media was about Trump Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
One-state solution: it's not just Glick that gets it Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
> gp @ more voter fraud. Do you think the mistaken exit polls might have fooled her team into cheating less? i doubt it. it's really hard to control how much you cheat in a fine-grained way. they have an ethos of cheating. they do what they think t Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Hillary's biggest mistakes, according to /pol Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Brady and Belichick's support for Trump Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Hillary didn't do anything wrong. Her low-energy, no-substance campaign matched her ideas, as is fitting. And so we got the proper outcome and America is better off. Everything worked out. If you wanna say she made a mistake, OK, sure. *Don't run f curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Hillary's biggest mistakes, according to /pol Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
America wins! Anonymous President Donald Trump 2016/11/09
I applaud your enthusiasm! Jesse F President Donald Trump 2016/11/09
Interesting comment @ voter fraud in FL & Ohio Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
TRUMPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!! (this is an HBL post) curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/09
Voting for trump as a way to fight back against political correctness Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Debunking accusations that Trump is a racist Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
News Media Yet Again Misreads America’s Complex Pulse (NY Times) Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
News Media Yet Again Misreads America’s Complex Pulse (NY Times) Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
"check your privilege" is so stupid Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Quote from Trump's victory speech Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Clueless media Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Reddit comments on Trump's victory speech Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
Reddit comments on Trump's victory speech Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/09
How Trump's China Trade policy helped him win Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/08
House of Reps decides who wins if neither candidate gets 270 electoral votes Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/08
Good comment on Donald Trump's Argument for America Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/08
Fuck electronic voting Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/08
Fuck electronic voting Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/08
Exit polls say twice as many people want a strong leader than in 2012 Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/08
Screencast of my HBL thinking and writing process curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/08
Finishing an alternative puzzle solution. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
more on the puzzle curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
bad puzzle curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
bad puzzle curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
What specifically is the mistake in thinking 10^100^100 is a natural number? curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
Dividing the distance across a room Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
I think this is irrelevant to what we are discussing. Which is are statements that are part of refuted theories necessarily refuted if they part of refuted theories. The answer to this question must be no, ,, , Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
refuted includes false as well as ambiguous and incoherent stuff. e.g. "dogs are" without any question it's supposed to be an answer to isn't exactly false but it's refuted by the criticism that it doesn't make clear what problem it's supposed to addr Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
Oops, sorry, I was not aware of the convention. Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
any idea that doesn't stand on its own is refuted by the "that's incomplete" criticism. it doesn't work. it needs something else which is missing. "Dogs are animals." does stand on its own, of course... This is a very strange way of saying somethi Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
stop posting unmarked quotes. quotes go like this: > quoted text Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
t can get rid of the criticized thing. or it can add a new thing to handle the criticism. an explanation of why X is wrong does not explain why X+Y is wrong if Y is a counter-criticism refuting the criticism or an explanation of why the criticism does Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
any idea that doesn't stand on its own is refuted by the "that's incomplete" criticism. it doesn't work. it needs something else which is missing. "Dogs are animals." does stand on its own, of course... Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
the sub-part has to stand on its own or it's refuted too This is false. Singular statements that are the content of theories cannot be refuted in this way. If they are true, they are true. What you mean to say is that they are not independently tes Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
Let me pull back though. I agre though that theories that we accept can be used as critical ammunition against new ideas, and that we do build a stock of criticism. criticisms are explanations and the more we develope explanations of the world we can Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
the idea as a whole is refuted. take the whole thing. evaluate it. false! you can get new ideas by breaking out out some sub-parts of prior ideas as separate ideas, which may or may not be refuted. the sub-part has to stand on its own or it's refut Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
you don't mean the idea as a whole. You mean a theory is refuted, but even refuted theories have content that is true. Ideas are not fully formed theories, they are sometimes just statements like, I want to make tea with cinnamon. Etc. Also if th Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
HB posted a last minute plea for everyone to vote for Hillary. What a fool. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
> The novelty is not refuted just because some other bit is refuted. the idea as a whole is refuted already. if there's any value in the novel part, then make a new idea which includes it but isn't already refuted. **then** we'd need a new criti Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
Haha, invariant of socialism seems apt. But I mean to say variant. Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
Yes, I agree with what you are saying. But what zi am trying to highlight is that each new invariant of socialism has some new content, that new content is not effected by the criticism of the previous one, so the new content itself, could still be go Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
you often don't need a new criticism. for example, consider addition of two even numbers. a criticism of some solutions is the answer can't be odd. there are infinitely many new ideas to be found claiming stuff like 234231+78293434=5 and 23434+8239 Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
I was not claiming that it does. Both yours and my criticisms of justification are not in conflict. I was just highlighting with my own criticism. You accept the difference I posted oiut, between justificationist fallibilism and anti-justificationism Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
I want to add to the above comment. Ideas that are in conflict with other ideas, means that a problem can be identified, namely that we have to devise a way to choose between the ideas. A criticism in the end is just an idea, or an explanation, that o Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
HB writes but has banned replying on HBL: > So the positive support in this case is of the form: in all the cases so far considered, when the hypothetical cause is present, the effect is present. The corollary is: in at least some cases, when the h Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
@#7444 i sympathize. once you understand philosophy well, lots of stuff that most people are massively confused about becomes kinda easy. philosophy is awesome like that. Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
that's not what i mean. a point i differ on: how can evidence+theories support any theory when it either does or doesn't refute every theory? curi Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
"btw looking at an increasing stock of criticism making it more and more difficult to brainstorm new ideas that aren't refuted by pre-existing criticism is my original idea. some of this other stuff is my refined versions too." Really, I thought it Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
how to get infinite patterns from a finite data set curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
What curi means is that fallibilist philosophy is just the acceptance that there is no certainty. Difference between anti-justificationism and fallibalist justificationism, is that fallibilist justificationism believes that we can confirm our hypothes Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/07
Did numbers exist before there was life? Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
Philosophy PAS The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
Context of Peano's axioms Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
The converse of Peano’s axiom Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
HB Closes Epistemology Discussion Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
HB detail clarifying curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
I can’t tell what you mean by “certainty”. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
Appearances and the external world. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
I don’t think causality is observable. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
point by point reply to HB curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
re-asking some of the basic questions about support and evidence curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
some of them really hate Trump :( curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
Error = possibility of improvement Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/07
Peano's axioms Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/07
Interpreting Peano's axioms Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
I guess he's supportive of them as a good way to deal with small numbers. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
Peano's axioms Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
Question about BSGS algorithm for discrete logarithm Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/06
@#7422 who are you? i don't know what to do with this with no idea what perspective you're coming from. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
Thanks Elliot Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
Final election thoughts. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
Nate Silver is immoral. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
Questions are wonderful. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
I do consider myself an Objectivist. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
Discussing epistemology. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
Whatever field you assign the problem to, it matters and Popper solves it. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
My review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
Perception, physics, knowledge of reality. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/06
1 Washington state Democratic elector won’t support Clinton, another won’t commit Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/05
Dave Chappelle defends Trump! Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/05
DAve Chappelle defends Trump! Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/05
The many things one could look at. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/05
Are Peano’s axioms compatible with the idea of a maximum natural number? Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/05
I like your thoughts on WtL > *Kira sacrificing herself to try to communicate with the foreigners wouldn't have saved Russia. If the foreigners wanted to know what was going on in Russia, they would have. There was a problem of willful blindness. I Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/05
Thoughts on Thoughts on We The Living curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/05
none of the bystanders actually have a clue what Oism says or how to defend it or even what the questions at issue are curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/05
#7400 > I think you’re accepting a bunch of philosophical misconceptions that are extremely dominant in our culture and which contain some knowledge that works to blind the holder to the problems they cause. You mean static memes right? Do you Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/05
How Liberals really feel about black people & voter ID laws Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
> What about copying stuff to my computer for reading after 2 weeks? i think that's totally fine if you copy the current discussions you've been reading. if you were using programming to copy all old posts, that's a grey area. > Does he give Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
> Don't do that. That would be initiation of force to steal from HBL. That would violate HB's rights. What about copying stuff to my computer for reading after 2 weeks? > Pay for HBL or email HB to ask for a discount or stop being a member. D FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
person made several posts and was kinda lost so i hope this helps curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
Evolution underlies intelligence. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
evan reply curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
they pretend to have all the details like concept formation but they're actually just skipping a lot of the low level curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
they have no clue how intelligence works, yet think they are solving epistemology by saying how to use intelligence curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/794197411144941568 > Obama is talking about his legacy. Clinton is talking about the first woman president. Meanwhile, the narcissist is talking about America. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
evan reply curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
Here are 3 good plans: Learn Smash Bros. Learn Objectivism and liberalism. Learn epistemology (so e.g. you could be the one explaining it to HBL -- you could learn all that stuff). These don't have a lot of spareness issues, either, cuz th Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
Sparse Systems Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
test Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
going ok with evan curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
Feynman on learning Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
> Don't delude yourself into thinking you can cover the entire space, and disown the idea of getting everything perfect. really bad writing. he should have written "and DO disown..." otherwise it's really easy to read the not as carrying over Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
Oists seem to think idea-space is sparse and you look around and find good ideas. Actually idea-space is very very densely packed with bad ideas which are not trivial to discard as "arbitrary". Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
Feynman on learning Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
Feynman on learning Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
Evan makes more sense than HB curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
the different Oists don't keep their story straight on infallibility curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
Sparse Systems Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
Rand quotes making an exception to fallibilism? curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
don't know what Evan's point about perception is; presumably infallibilism curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
trying again to ask HB about the problems in epistemology that CR solves and Oism doesn't curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
HB keeps evaluating things I say using premises i deny curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
HB reply curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
2 more curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
2 short replies curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
Don't do that. That would be initiation of force to steal from HBL. That would violate HB's rights. Pay for HBL or email HB to ask for a discount or stop being a member. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
Skepticism and fallibilism differences. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
Three questions. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/04
Can you make multiple accounts to continue reading after 2 weeks on HBL? FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
Rigged Polls: Tests Show College Grads Conceal Support For Donald Trump Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
Politico's "fact check" said Trump lied in calling ISIS unbelievably evil Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/04
explanations not primitives Alan Forrester The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/03
ppl not paying much attention curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/03
How We Know doesn’t answer my questions. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/03
Going beyond correlation. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/03
Computers don’t compute? curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/03
3 posts curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/03
How is information about probability? curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/03
Fallibilism isn’t skepticism. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/03
Arithmetic calculation is complex; dualism; principled criticism. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/03
> i tried iPhone and mac, didn't see it. where's the option? Above "word wise" and below "share progress" I **did not** try it on iOS. I tried it on android app. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/03
i tried iPhone and mac, didn't see it. where's the option? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/03
> it appears to only be on amazon hardware only, not kindle app. I have not tried it with pirated books. I said " kindle app " because I bought a book and opened it on " kindle app " on my phone which had the option of " word runner ". You are FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/03
it appears to only be on amazon hardware only, not kindle app. it appears to be one word at a time only, which sucks really badly. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/03
Kindle app has word Runner now for speed reading. Has anyone checked that out? FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/03
test driven development Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/03
functions are less testable than data Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/03
Induction questions. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/03
Arithmetic is Complicated and Fallible curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/03
Josh are you familiar with test driven development? Actually writing tests before code is a way to create testable code. Turpentine, I think he meant functions dealing with immutable data. I guess he wrote "over" because he was thinking about mappi Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/03
functions are less testable than data oh my god it's turpentine Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/03
hbl posts Alan Forrester Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/03
HB thinks i'm angry and is a dualist(?) curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/02
How to lie without statistics - ProPublica edition Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
How to lie without statistics - ProPublica edition Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
Programming tip: design for testability Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
Programming tip w/array indices Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
The truth about PIA Macmolly Questions 2016/11/02
i increased mobile font size some curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/02
hard to read these comments on an iphone. font size is too small. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/02
> Picked at random > Mein Kampf happened to come to mind at that time as an old book available on the internet. I didn't think of it as hostile. I might have come to your mind randomly, by why did you accepted it uncritically? You had a first conj Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/02
> the summary was hard to write for this one "discussion is asynchronous and agreement and disagreement with Objectivist epistemology" Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/02
people like mental illness because it goes with the culture. the culture values having others evaluating you and telling you who you are. the culture values being sick. people compete who is the sickest. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
i wasn't suggesting twitter to discuss and reach agreements. i was suggesting to spread some counter awareness. if there's not enough people using a #szazs tag, it won't trend, it won't serve as counter awareness to this evil of spreading "menta Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
> i argued Szasz stuff on HBL and, even though people were rather hostile to the ideas, no one called me delusional. the threads were locked. maybe because it would be considered a flame to call you delusional. and because you like Ayn Rand. you Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
i argued Szasz stuff on HBL and, even though people were rather hostile to the ideas, no one called me delusional. you do the twitter Szasz advocacy though. i've got better more effective things to do than get flamed on twitter by people with no in curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
> The Advocate, a magazine which once praised me as a “gay innovator,” even published an article saying that as of now I am, and I quote, “not a gay man,” Being gay it's about culture and not about inborn sexual needs or about sexual prefer Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
And the thing is, you argue against this people, they will call you delusional. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
Have you seen the #MeAndMyMentalIllness tag on Twitter. It's trending. People are spreading "mental illness awareness" on Twitter because of some TV show where it seems some celeb confessed they were mentally ill. An opportunity to spread Szazs awaren Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
Transcript of strong speech by Peter Thiel speech (Oct 31, 2016) Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
counting by 10s should be a valid way to reach a number and why not count by 1000s? 1000000s? etc Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/02
How big is 10^100^100? Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/02
a few replies curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
Big numbers and the human brain Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
Is the maximum valid integer bounded by the laws of physics or by technology? Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
Which integers can be said to exist? Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
Are the real numbers invalid? Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
> Reminds me of manufacturing. Say your assembly line has three processes that need to happen to your product before you can ship it. Each process takes a certain amount of time and has a certain chance of malfunctioning and ruining the product. In wh Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
the summary was hard to write for this one curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
Galt on fallibility Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
ET quotes from HBL Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
some characteristics still work and some don't. if you think the large things that move are people, and the small ones are cats and dogs (and bugs), that seems to work until you find an elephant or gorilla or car. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
ok. what i'm still unclear about is this: >It is still true that man is a rational animal who speaks, does things no other living beings can do, walks on two legs, has no fur, moves and makes sounds. she's taking those answers from *old* cont Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
> is she claiming that it would be impossible for subsequent knowledge to contradict a previous definition? you have to look at contextual knowledge the right way. ask yourself: "In this context, what should I believe?" learning a new thing curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
ItOE questions Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
i was wondering much earlier in the white xmas special if he was on the job to get some secret out of the other guy. however i thought it was unlikely at first because of them having been at that location/job/whatever for 5 years which seemed too long curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
replying to a different guy about induction and direct perception curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
Black Mirror TV show: ep 306: a B for the bees. not bad. a little like the recent DDOSes using insecure webcams and shit. super unrealistic bee targeting and AI though. white xmas special: best ep! PUA!!! decent realistic reasonable PUA looking, curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
history books oh my god it's turpentine What To Read 2016/11/01
Pragmatic concerns, non-refuted thinking, continuums, evidence, and seeking a devil’s advocate. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
What are parse trees? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
My sentences should have short parse trees Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Induction and weighing evidence. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
Arbitrariness, pragmatism and consciousness. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
misc HB replies curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
Mouse. It does seem like a game where a tablet would do well. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Alisa: > Scored ~62500 at Google' Halloween Doodle game. Finished with ♥ ♥ ♥ ♡ ♡ curi: > i beat level 2 without getting hit, 17120 score. stopped there What did you guys use, mouse or tablet? I used a mouse and arthritis got in t Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Black Mirror TV show: ep 301: 3 stars for the 5 stars ep. decent portrayal of some of society's lies. terrible ending with initiation of force against a wedding with the message that lashing out to hurt people feels good and is worth being thrown i curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
https://stephenwhitt.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/dan-brown-inferno-and-david-deutsch/ > I’ve said many times that reading The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch changed my life... so invite him to FI to *discuss* the book and understand it be Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
someone asked for help arguing with anti-semites curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
Mistakes of Karl Popper Josh Jordan The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/11/01
We ALWAYS need error correction Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Macbook alternatives Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Brett Slatkin on Macbook alternatives Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Whitt hates Roark Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Whitt hates Roark Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Michael Tsai: New MacBook Pros and the State of the Mac Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
The Mac Platform Decline? Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Whitt says, >It seems that the people who take The Beginning of Infinity seriously are, well, rather screwy. Their ideas lead to horrible outcomes, including things like letting people die on the street if they can’t afford health care. Is th anon Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Whitt hates Roark Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
thoughts on posting Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Immigration conversation w/FB friend #2 Alisa Immigration 2016/11/01
Whitt hates Roark oh my god it's turpentine Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/01
Immigration conversation w/FB friend #1 Alisa Immigration 2016/11/01
Immigration conversation w/FB friend #1 Alisa Immigration 2016/11/01
Stephen Whitt on The Beginning of Infinity Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
Stephen Whitt on The Beginning of Infinity Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
Black Mirror TV show: ep 201: ok ep overall. the AI and robotics stuff wasn't realistic. negative theme (dead husband). ep 202: very, very mean. ep 203: the guy behind waldo was pretty angry and unhappy and ineffective/pathetic. too many o curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
Black Mirror (TV show) Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
remap caps-lock to both control AND escape! Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
Black Mirror TV show: ep 101: meh. just trying to get attention with the topic of pig fucking. the characters are stupid and incompetent and don't have a clue about not negotiating with kidnappers. he shouldn't have done it. oh and his wife's a par curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
Google's Halloween Doodle game Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
i beat level 2 without getting hit, 17120 score. stopped there curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
Google's Halloween Doodle game Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
Clarifications curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/31
Physical measurements can be wrong, meaning they can be outside the margin of error. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/31
Benjamin Button Reviews The New MacBook Pro Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
W3C Battery Status readout as a privacy risk Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
> Damn, that's terrible. Why!?! i don't know why. > Does sweat not get into lightning jacks? i assume some does, but i've never noticed any problem as a result. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
> apple defaults xcode to make apps that won't rotate upside down. Damn, that's terrible. Why!?! Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
Study Finds Racial Discrimination by Uber and Lyft Drivers Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
On the iPhone 7's lack of an audio jack Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
> Thoughts? being selective about your clients is good business practice. race-indicating names provide meaningful cultural information. discrimination should be legal and is often wise. my guess is Uber drivers discriminate too little (fr Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
Picked at random Alan Forrester The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/31
Study Finds Racial Discrimination by Uber and Lyft Drivers Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
isn't USB-C larger with a thing in the middle of the port? apple has changed major ports ONCE on ipods/iphones. they thought it through. lightning is a long term choice. i think not having an audio jack is worse today, but is a good decision in Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
On the iPhone 7's lack of an audio jack Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
On the iPhone 7's lack of an audio jack Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/31
> He believes in "having last words". He is not going to let discussions to a conclusion. He is not interested in agreements being reached. He used the "authority" of a Ayn Rand's quote to make a point which doesn't even defend his idea that using for Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/31
I accept physical probability but not epistemological probability. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/31
HB closed the Myth of Mental Illness thread which was my favorite. :( He believes in "having last words". He is not going to let discussions to a conclusion. He is not interested in agreements being reached. He used the "authority" of a Ayn Rand's Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/31
HB said in post 13833 at http://www.hbletter.com/forum/member-forum/why-im-voting-for-trump/: > But this kind of similarity is not good evidence that this person is like your father. Why not? No explanation given. I have noticed this before. Whe Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/31
Is there a criticism of accepting this idea (as knowledge) in this context? Yes or no? curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/30
Evolution is a theory in epistemology. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/30
e^(-10^14) Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
Popper and I meant metaphysically possible, not epistemologically possible. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/30
> No, more of the blame goes to people who accuse someone else of being mentally ill. Many "patients" resist their "diagnosis" and "treatment". Also, many of the "patients" are children, the elderly, or otherwise don't have the power to control the si Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
> The people who make psychiatry possible are people who believe they are mentally ill. No, more of the blame goes to people who accuse someone else of being mentally ill. Many "patients" resist their "diagnosis" and "treatment". Also, many of the Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
One Flew Over The Cucko's Nest scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc0_Xnvl3t4 The people who make psychiatry possible are people who believe they are mentally ill. They do not want the responsibility that the person they are today was self-c Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
ok. so then: >what are you saying they do with stuff that is even MORE DIFFERENT than the way normal ppl are. more specifically, what do they call a degree of sadness or a degree of not listening to your teacher which is even MORE DIFFERENT than Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
> do you have any examples of somewhat common patterns of thinking in our society, which psychiatrists call "crazy"? homosexuality, not long ago. sadness or not listening to your teacher, today. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
do you have any examples of somewhat common patterns of thinking in our society, which psychiatrists call "crazy"? and if psychiatrists call this somewhat common stuff (which you're thinking of) "crazy", then what are you saying they do with stuff Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
if someone is "crazy" you would expect their "crazy" ideas to be some unusual non-standard ideas. it's weird to take a somewhat common pattern of thinking in a society and call that "crazy", rather than reserve "crazy" for really different stuff. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
Weirdness in Golang with nil values & interfaces Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
>psychiatry looks for things that are THE SAME ABOUT MANY PEOPLE to call mental illness >rather than looking for DIFFERENCES – a way a person is different than others >you would think being "mentally ill" would consist of some DIFFERENCES from Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
Mad Science: Psychiatric Coercion, Diagnosis, and Drugs Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
http://www.wayneramsay.com/evil.htm > Sadly, legislators refuse to repeal, and continue to write, laws that assume honesty on the part of psychiatrists, psychologists, family members, and other supporters and perpetrators of psychiatric oppression Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
Doctors routinely lie to get people involuntarily committed Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
Anti-psychiatry advocate Torrey changed direction 180 degrees Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
Wayne Ramsey was in contact with Szasz! Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
The guy who invented antiseptics was committed to an insane asylum and died there Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
The guy who invented antiseptics was committed to an insane asylum and died there Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
Weirdness in Golang with nil values & interfaces Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
Psychiatric drug industry goes after dissenter Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
what's not to understand? it's not hard to make == dumb in a language. look at fucking javascript: > 3 == "3" < true you have to use === to check if they are actually equal, and == has special automatic type conversion stuff built in (whi Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
Weirdness in Golang with nil values & interfaces Ailsa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeEx1MqqE7M gp from vid psychiatry looks for things that are THE SAME ABOUT MANY PEOPLE to call mental illness rather than looking for DIFFERENCES – a way a person is different than others you would think Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Law Project for Psychiatric Rights Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
The Myth of Psychiatric Diagnosis Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
I wasn’t talking about the finite precision of measuring devices. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
Do Psychiatry Drugs Work? curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
i just noticed on Twitter that you use emojis tons now. what made you change your mind on emojis? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
How measuring devices work. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
Infallibility Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Measurements, like everything, are fallible. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
Knowledge & arbitraryness Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Knowledge & arbitraryness Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
underpaid Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
i think the HN commenter, and many of his coworkers, are unpaid. he didn't properly factor in the difficulty of hiring someone else who is good when negotiating his salary. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
great comment on HN. great examples. really gives you a clue about why people misunderstand **philosophy essays** when they fail to even read that the serial number is on a sticker on back. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Most technical job interview candidates suck Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
The contradiction isn’t clear to me, I think it’s coming from infallibilist premises. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
No high bar for knowledge claims. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
> I'm not particularly interested in Smash Bros at the moment, but now at least I think I could become interested in it if I wanted to. it would be wise for you and others to become interested, because it's a learning opportunity with many very goo Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
it's really getting new knowledge you don't already have that's interesting, even if you do start with some knowledge. i shoulda said that clearer. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
> Replication of what, if you started with "non-knowledge"? for example, crystals. more generally, some information. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
Linking post numbers Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Learning & choosing SSBM chars Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
> Good guess, but no: it was linked in both of those in your #7199. only because i changed the code already. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
> There is a fundamental problem in epistemology: how can knowledge be gotten from non-knowledge? > There is only one answer that has ever been thought of, by anyone, which makes any sense. That answer is the theory of evolution. Knowledge can be cre Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
Interests & learning Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Improvement-oriented attitudes Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
> Maybe the comma after interfered? > #7196 > #7196, Good guess, but no: it was linked in both of those in your #7199. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Popperians aren’t skeptics. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
Misunderstandings. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
More on Popper. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
Evolutionary epistemology. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
Error is physically and logically possible. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/29
> Why is Tessa still on FI? public group. ask her, not Elliot. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
interest is important to learning. interests are a big deal. when you read FI stuff talking about interests ... perhaps you didn't learn it because you weren't interested? this is why, to learn Smash Bros., you should start by playing the game and Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
> I was thinking I could maybe improve my life if I developed a strong interest in my life How and why did you lose interest in the first place? And how do you develop a strong interest in your life? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
> Why didn't the #7196 in my previous message get automatically hyperlinked? Maybe the comma after interfered? #7196 #7196, Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Linking post numbers Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Improving at my lowest ranked games first Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Improvement-oriented attitudes Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Why is Tessa still on FI? All she does is lie. She is pitiful. She has no self-esteem. Do you think she has potential as a thinker or do you use her as a mistake to learn from? You say one should not help the weak but the best. Why are you spending yo Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/29
Airbnb Community Commitment Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
SJWs push for whatever they can get. airbnb giving in. doesn't seem surprising. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
Airbnb Community Commitment Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
I'm enjoying the comments forum here. I consider it the xoxohth of FI. And I mean that as a compliment! Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
put this in google: airbnb racism lawsuit Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
I would disagree with Airbnb making even *hosts* sign this agreement, since I think people should be able to do what they want with their property. But usually in America individuals have the "right to be racist" in their personal lives. In dating, Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
The Airbnb Community Commitment Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
Maybe I can learn something about how to answer questions, or how to say things, or how to think about things in a way that will lead to a better discussion next time. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
you claimed to have something to say, i asked what it was, and after a lot of delays it turned out to be that you know how to implement if using if, which, as you must know, i already knew how to do too. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> you have indirection and a technical point matching one particular vague wording you gave in the middle of the discussion, nothing substantive, interesting or worthwhile. My initial reference to Lisp and if/then/else in #7137 was a substantive a Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
you have indirection and a technical point matching one particular vague wording you gave in the middle of the discussion, nothing substantive, interesting or worthwhile. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> your interpreter is implemented with goto. all you're doing is adding several layers of indirection. At the risk of repeating myself, I'm not talking about doing implementing (if foo bar baz) *without goto*, I'm talking about implementing (if foo Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
your interpreter is implemented with goto. all you're doing is adding several layers of indirection. you don't have a different way to implement it (which would have been interesting), despite repeatedly claiming to. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> so now we're back to "omg it's dynamic-jump not naive-jump" which i addressed earlier and you got confused by why i spoke about it? >> I think that the Lisp version of if/else (if foo bar baz) could be implemented a stack machine or something els Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
so now we're back to "omg it's dynamic-jump not naive-jump" which i addressed earlier and you got confused by why i spoke about it? we're literally talking about lispy gotos and now all of a sudden you're hung up on the exact implementation details Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
C's goto statement can only jump to a label that was present at compile time in your C program. If your C program is evaluating the Lisp code (if foo bar baz), then the C code can't jump to bar or baz specifically, because they didn't exist when the C Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> > you mean by implementing it with an if2 that uses a goto2 to jump to bar or baz? > No. then what *meaningfully different* implementation is there? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> you mean by implementing it with an if2 that uses a goto2 to jump to bar or baz? No. But if you were going to do it that way, it would be with an if2 that uses a goto2 to jump to something else (that is not bar or baz) on level2. bar and baz are Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> At the risk of repeating myself, I'm not talking about doing implementing (if foo bar baz) *without goto*, I'm talking about implementing (if foo bar baz) *without a goto that jumps to bar or baz*. you mean by implementing it with an if2 that use Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> if you define if with goto2 and define goto2 with goto, you aren't doing it without goto, you're just being a sophist. At the risk of repeating myself, I'm not talking about doing implementing (if foo bar baz) *without goto*, I'm talking about im Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> That's one way to do it. You can also do it without goto, as I showed. if you define if with goto2 and define goto2 with goto, you aren't doing it without goto, you're just being a sophist. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> You can also do it without goto, as I showed. I mean, without a goto jumping specifically to the true case or the false case. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> I think of if/else as a sort of primitive construct that may or may not be related to goto. here you claim if/else may not be "related to goto". but you can't tell us any way to do if/else that isn't related to goto. you claim you were misu Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
>hey look, it's lisp implementing IF with JUMP-IF-NOT just like i was talking about before. That's one way to do it. You can also do it without goto, as I showed. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
LISP is a nice book with a nice name (lisp in small pieces -> LISP). p 229 defines JUMP-FALSE and GOTO then for if it has p230: (define (ALTERNATIVE m1 m2 m3) (append m1 (JUMP-FALSE (+ 1 (length m2))) m2 (GOTO (length m3)) m3) ) hey loo Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> this is pure sophistry. My earlier question about this still applies. > the whole thing runs on gotos at a lower level. yet you keep making claims about e.g. *CPU implementations*, rather than sticking to clearly saying "at a high level of abs Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> Lisp is often implemented with gotos, see Chapter 7 of "Lisp in Small Pieces" by Christian Queinnec. I don't know how you would quantify "often". (do you count all the Lisp implementations done by people going through SICP, or the Javascript impl Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
this is pure sophistry. the whole thing runs on gotos at a lower level. yet you keep making claims about e.g. *CPU implementations*, rather than sticking to clearly saying "at a high level of abstraction, ignoring the lower level, then no goto" (which Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
>> That description omits most of the content of what I learned. >it's just your own description written more clearly. How is it clearer? After reading your description, I still wouldn't know how to understand, say, Duff's device. But after read Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> you denied it literally in that quote by saying "might not be implemented with a goto" even though if2 calls if1 which calls goto, so it is implemented with a goto. You cut off an important part of my sentence. My full quote was: > in Lisp, Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
Lisp implementation and gotos oh my god it's turpentine Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> That description omits most of the content of what I learned. it's just your own description written more clearly. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> I expect that due to the way modern CPUs work, there are gotos involved somewhere in a lot of code that runs, but gotos don't have to be directly involved in the implementation of an if/else. you are taking an absurdity and running with it. se Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> Right. What I learned from the article is that thinking of switch in terms of goto is the easiest way to understand what switch does (if you want to explain all the weird behavior of switch). > you learned from the article that the easiest way to Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> Right. What I learned from the article is that thinking of switch in terms of goto is the easiest way to understand what switch does (if you want to explain all the weird behavior of switch). you learned from the article that the easiest way to u Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> i said IFs are implemented with gotos and are similar to switch. you said you have a different way to implement them but you don't actually have one, all you have is a higher level of abstraction that ignores the underlying implementation. you could Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> your point could have been summed up as "if you think of something as a primitive and ignore how it's implemented, then in your conception none of the underlying concepts exist". this was stated very very misleadingly (by arguing with me about imple Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> You don't have to think of switch in terms of goto to reason about it either. Right. What I learned from the article is that thinking of switch in terms of goto is the easiest way to understand what switch does (if you want to explain all the wei Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
you don't have to think of switch in terms of goto to reason about it either. we were talking about implementations. goto is part of the implementation. you can ignore it by looking at higher levels of abstraction, but stop denying it. your point c Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> your point seems to be that you can define if1 with goto, then define if2 with if1 and pretend you aren't using goto. this is sophistry. One dictionary says: >>> the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving. D Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
that says how eval-if is implemented, not if. notice the if which is being assumed in there. your point seems to be that you can define if1 with goto, then define if2 with if1 and pretend you aren't using goto. this is sophistry. (set if2 (lambd Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> There's already one implementation of an if, and they'r'e the existing implementation using it to define a separate implementation of "if" in the interpreter they're writing. Ops, this got garbled. I meant to say: There's already one implement Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
>>One example if implementing if/then/else without using goto in the way I described, would be implementing (if then else) in Lisp, as shown in the "conditionals" section of SICP [0] > this does not make sense. when i scroll down to "conditions" i Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
"conditionals" Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
this does not make sense. when i scroll down to "conditions" i see DEFINE and IF used. so it doesn't say how the IF is implemented. IF is already being assumed. and as to DEFINE, that makes a function, which i understand to use jump. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
>> in Lisp, the (if foo bar baz) statement might not be implemented with a goto that jumps to bar or baz depending on the value of foo. Whereas I would guess that in C, if (foo) {bar} else {baz} generally is implemented with the assembly-language vers Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
what is this non-goto implementation you are talking about? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> you were saying something to do with Lisp and some difference from goto. I wrote: >> Like I think that the Lisp version of if/else (if foo bar baz) could be implemented a stack machine or something else. Not necessarily involving a goto jumpin Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> Like I think that the Lisp version of if/else (if foo bar baz) could be implemented a stack machine or something else. Not necessarily involving a goto jumping to the specific statement. you were saying something to do with Lisp and some differen Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
I'm very confused by what you're saying. I doubt anything I say in trying to answer your questions directly will help, because I don't understand the questions. Can you make it very simple for me? Like, either phrase a direct question that includes Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
you were vague and i guessed you meant the use of RETURN is different than GOTO/JUMP. if that's not what you meant, what are you trying to say is different with lisp? i get that it involves functions which require dynamic_jump. you deny that's what Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
I think of lost the thread of what we're discussing. You seem to have some point or question that I don't understand. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> > Like I think that the Lisp version of if/else (if foo bar baz) could be implemented a stack machine or something else. Not necessarily involving a goto jumping to the specific statement. > are you trying to say [if/else] doesn't count as jumps in Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
@#7140 FYI, next time state the thread or i won't go find it. i don't know any way to easily get to HBL posts by post number. you say there's an interesting point but you don't say which point you think is interesting or why. next time you po curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
HB made an interesting point in post 13773. No reply from Elliot or Alan to that. Why? Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
> Like I think that the Lisp version of if/else (if foo bar baz) could be implemented a stack machine or something else. Not necessarily involving a goto jumping to the specific statement. are you trying to say it doesn't count as jumps in your min Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
@#7136 you're incoherent. i think you're assuming a ton of unstated premises. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
>> Before, I only understood switch as an accelerated chain of if/else statements > but you aren't answering what you thought if/else chains are, so that's kinda meaningless. While I agree that if/else can be thought of in terms of goto, I general Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> so what? People will want the idea of mental illness to be taken seriously by society. Not like the right to believe you are Jesus, which is not taken seriously. If "mental illness" is a fraud the government should recognize it as a fraud. Thi Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
>> Why is it incoherent? > there's no coherent design philosophy to it. > you can't prove a negative. there's no reason it's coherent. > switch as a concept which writes an if/else chain more cleanly is fine. C sort of implemented that and sort of Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> Why is it incoherent? there's no coherent design philosophy to it. you can't prove a negative. there's no reason it's coherent. switch as a concept which writes an if/else chain more cleanly is fine. C sort of implemented that and sort of d Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> Before, I only understood switch as an accelerated chain of if/else statements but you aren't answering what you thought if/else chains are, so that's kinda meaningless. look: if x==3 { foo() } else if x==17 { bar() } else { baz() } Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> switch is an incoherent medium between high-level structured programming and do-it-yourself assembly. Why is it incoherent? Because it is more than just a chain of if/else? If switch was limited to being equivalent to a chain of if/else statemen Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
>>> who cares? >> I do! > because? no idea. EMAXLEVELOFINTROSPECTIONEXCEEDED Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> i still don't get how you thought switch worked. > wouldn't it just be something like: > [snip translation of switch into gotos] That translation looks right, but it's not how I thought of switch. Before, I only understood switch as an accelera Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> I do! because? > How are they a mess? switch is an incoherent medium between high-level structured programming and do-it-yourself assembly. there's no good design reason to make it work how it does. and low and behold if you do things like Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> the article is about how the implementation details are a mess in C How are they a mess? And what do you mean about implementation details? I think of it as just a translation issue from some C programs containing switch to other C programs not c Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> Is the problem on this issue that human problems are called "mental illness" or that the government is involved? both > Many people with "mental illness" want to believe they have a "mental illness". Don't they have the right to? sure. peop Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
talking to alan about wording curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
Is the problem on this issue that human problems are called "mental illness" or that the government is involved? Many people with "mental illness" want to believe they have a "mental illness". Don't they have the right to? They will want to go to d Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
i still don't get how you thought switch worked. wouldn't it just be something like: conditional_jump(x==1, label_1) conditional_jump(x==2, label_2) conditional_jump(x==3,, label_3) conditional_jump(x==4, label_4) default_code() jump(label_ Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
the switch statement you write *IS* an (arguably) cleaner version of the if/else chain. the article is about how the implementation details are a mess in C, how some *other* switch statements are different than if/else chains, and how compilers wil Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> IF ELSE is GOTO too (conditional jump. same thing) Yes. I just didn't get how it worked with switch and case. For instance, I always found Duff's Device (below) confusing before. /* The switch statement used in Duff's device */ int t Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> you know that FOR and WHILE are also structured GOTOs? (conceptually). Yes. > (and BREAK is a GOTO to jump to just after the end) Yes. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> but i can't tell if you mean *conceptually* or *implementation details*. i knew SWITCH = GOTO conceptually, but i didn't know C implementation details. I don't know if this answers your question, but I was thinking on the level of C statements an Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
> what did you think [the C switch statement] was? Before reading that article, my understanding of the C switch statement was limited to its use as an accelerated chain of if/else statements that jumped directly to the intended case. (I also knew Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
Kate wrote: > I think you sometimes make a related mistake with words. You drop the context (the vivid concretes wrt what's going on) and try to look a word in a sterile contextless environment. > This most recently happened when you didn't realize Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
what did you think it was? but i can't tell if you mean *conceptually* or *implementation details*. i knew SWITCH = GOTO conceptually, but i didn't know C implementation details. the concepts are what's interesting. you know that FOR and WHIL curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
http://blog.robertelder.org/switch-statements-statement-expressions/ TIL a C switch statement is just a computed goto (i.e. a goto that jumps to a statement that is not necessarily determined at compile-time). The corresponding case statements are Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
psychiatry vs liberty curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
https://www.google.com/amp/globalnews.ca/news/3029436/donald-trump-campaign-facebook-dark-posts-voter-suppression-reports/amp/ Trump campaign using facebook ethnicity targeting feature to show ads of Hillary talking about "super predators" to black Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/28
cuz i've read what fair use is. i also read HBL's policies. you aren't giving any kind of argument or demonstrating any knowledge of the matter. lame. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
Yes, you own what you write. But the little snippets of others you do not own and are not public. Why do you think it counts as fair use? Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
> Aren't you going to get in trouble for quoting from a private forum, pay only access here? no. as always, i'm allowed to quote myself, and fair use (little snippets) of others. i own what i write. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
Oists seem really intent on making really clearly infallibilist statements, but also saying they are fallibilists curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
Aren't you going to get in trouble for quoting from a private forum, pay only access here? Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
more Popper misunderstandings curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
I think I am 100% sure now.. ff Immigration 2016/10/28
#7103 I am 5% sure you are the banned member of curi ff Immigration 2016/10/28
> They are brain tumors or Alzheimer’s. Those are physical illnesses. If they affect brain functioning, won't they reveal themselves as "mental illness"? Meaning, won't people's behaviour not be fully rational as they are not able to process info Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
People on HBL complained over having to pay for your essay? Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/28
I'm curious how would Ayn Rand have been allowed in the US under limited immigration? She had family in the US and a degree which wasn't useful to get her a job in the US. Then she married an American in order to stay. Ayn Rand fiercely defended what Anonymous Immigration 2016/10/28
#7087 >I wonder what other things I do abstractly that would be more easily done concretely and simply. I think you sometimes make a related mistake with words. You drop the context (the vivid concretes wrt what's going on) and try to look a wor Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/27
woty is a social justice warrior now who blocked me on twitter. i'm not going to discuss their personal histories. one of the issues is with free travel in the EU, once one EU country lets some Syrian in, he can go to any EU country. the EU h Anonymous Hillary Clinton is a Far Left Criminal 2016/10/27
> The US already limits immigration harshly, so I don't know what the problem is. you seem unfamiliar with the situation. my suggestion is you read Front Page Magazine, Ann Coulter and Breitbart regularly for a few years. just today the firs curi Immigration 2016/10/27
:( curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/27
Twitter to Cut 9% of Workforce as Revenue Growth Slows http://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-to-cut-workforce-as-revenue-growth-slows-1477566772 FF Twitter Pulls "Make Detroit Great Again" Pro-Trump Video Ad for "Hate, sensitive topics, and violence" 2016/10/27
It seems old TCS people like DSJ and Woty are voting Clinton and think Trump is Toohey. What made them come so far apart from you and see things so differently when they had the same influences? Puzzling. I agree that open immigration in the terms Anonymous Hillary Clinton is a Far Left Criminal 2016/10/27
The US already limits immigration harshly, so I don't know what the problem is. Who is being allowed in freely? Isn't your problem people sneaking into the country versus laws not being strict enough? Do you believe in "birth right" as welfare is c Anonymous Immigration 2016/10/27
Is Trump going to start a civil war if he loses? Will you join his army? FF Hillary Clinton is a Far Left Criminal 2016/10/27
replying to a confused guy curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
Szasz answered these arguments already. alan should put his posts here The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
Szasz is opposed to obscuring moral and legal issues with pseudo-medical babble. alan should put his posts here The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> (I don't know if I did that in this exact case, but it would be typical of me.) In this exact case of the Two Trains puzzle, that is. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
That's right. (I don't know if I did that in this exact case, but it would be typical of me.) Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
lol. it takes the trains 1 hr to crash. so the fly goes 75km. you calculated a series of fly trips. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
I think I often end up doing things the hard way. I am reminded me of the [Two Trains Puzzle](http://mathworld.wolfram.com/TwoTrainsPuzzle.html) > Two trains are on the same track a distance 100 km apart heading towards one another, each at a speed Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
Thanks for the explanation. I see what you mean. Visualizing the numbers as being on the number line is really helpful here! And you're exactly right: I was thinking of the numbers as an abstract group without looking at all of their properties tha Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
i actually had in mind the way of thinking about the problem, not the summing. drawing it on the number line may clarify it. you approach the numbers 1-500 as an abstract group where you struggle to know properties like that 250 of them are even Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
Clarifying Popper (not a skeptic!) curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> looks to me like you're ready to move on without learning anything besides maybe memorizing this particular trick. Suggestions on other things I might like to learn from that trick? Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
I was thinking about averages a bit more and remembered something called the [geometric mean](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometric_mean) of a sequence of numbers. The geometric mean of a,b,c,d,e is the number x such that x*x*x*x*x = a*b*c*d*e. This Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
> The sum of the numbers from -100 to 200 is 100*(200--100+1) because the average is 100 and there are (200--100+1) numbers. This works out to 100*(301) = 30100. Oops, I don't know why I thought the average was 100. It's (200+-100)/2 = 100/2 = 50. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
> heh @ stray italics from multiplication. Good blog design decision to leave the *'s in. I think you did it for a separate reason (maybe so copying and pasting to plain text wouldn't lose information) but it works out better for math too. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
> > you can do it in your head cuz to sum from 1 to 249 you know you have 249 numbers with an average of (249+1)/2 so it's (249*250)/2 > Another nice thing about thinking about it this way is that it lets you sum other consecutive sequences of numb Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
Counting & Probability problem 2.10 Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
Counting & Probability problem 2.10 Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
> What's too complicated? My program or my text solution? text solution. the program is a simple brute force. you can't tell that? heh @ stray italics from multiplication. > That's a nice way to do it looks to me like you're ready to move Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
> i think you should introspect about your mistakes more. you pretty much have no idea why you made a mistake and why you failed to figure it out on your own. and even when prompted to consider it, you basically don't seem to know or care. Good tip Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
Counting & Probability problem 2.10 Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
i think you should introspect about your mistakes more. you pretty much have no idea why you made a mistake and why you failed to figure it out on your own. and even when prompted to consider it, you basically don't seem to know or care. i think yo Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
Counting & Probability problem 2.10 Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
Counting & Probability problem 2.9 Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
Counting & Probability problem 2.10 Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
> I misunderstood this problem at first why? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
Counting & Probability problem 2.10 Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
Counting & Probability problem 2.10 Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
Counting & Probability problem 2.9 Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
How many 3-digit numbers have exactly one zero? Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
> you aren't spending much time on FI and wrote this thing b/c you were *interested* and pursuing philosophical interests is important. I wasn't particularly interested in learning when I started writing the HBL post. I was just interested in corr Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> I still don't get what you think I would benefit from spending my time on more than FI. you aren't spending much time on FI and wrote this thing b/c you were *interested* and pursuing philosophical interests is important. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> none of those are systems of ideas. Ok. > none of those are concrete. Ok. I still don't get what you think I would benefit from spending my time on more than FI. Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> you shouldn't self-sabotage by making excuses not to post your own content after you write it. I agree about this. Although I can sort of make some bs excuses about why I didn't post it on my own initiative, I'm not making excuses for that going Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> And do you really think time on HBL is better spent than time catching up on FI? this is a straw man. i was clear about what i thought last time you brought this up: you shouldn't self-sabotage by making excuses not to post your own content after Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
none of those are systems of ideas. none of those are concrete. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> i don't think you have good, relevant points of comparison. you seem to be ignoring relevance when you just speak of "a ton of things" and give no examples. Examples of things that are worse than FI: - being vague - wilful blindness, purposef Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
remap caps-lock to both control AND escape! Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/26
i don't think you have good, relevant points of comparison. you seem to be ignoring relevance when you just speak of "a ton of things" and give no examples. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> > I meant "keep recommending" as in "have been repeatedly recommending". > oh. i didn't read it that way b/c i don't recall doing that. i thought i made one recommendation then discussed some sub-points. Ah, I see what you mean. So I was wron Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> > How would learning about other stuff help me learn how good FI is unless the other stuff is plausibly better than FI? I don't see HBL as a candidate for that. > if you know about some things that are worse than FI it gives you a point of compar Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> I meant "keep recommending" as in "have been repeatedly recommending". oh. i didn't read it that way b/c i don't recall doing that. i thought i made one recommendation then discussed some sub-points. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> How would learning about other stuff help me learn how good FI is unless the other stuff is plausibly better than FI? I don't see HBL as a candidate for that. if you know about some things that are worse than FI it gives you a point of comparison Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
>> You keep recommending non-FI stuff, but > you were talking about multiple recommendations (due to the meaning of "keep"). I meant "keep recommending" as in "have been repeatedly recommending". I didn't see you making multiple different recom Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
>>>> - if you don't know other perspectives, you have no idea if FI is better or not. >>> I agree that finding things better than FI would be a good reason to be familiar with non-FI stuff. >> that's not what that sentence says. read it again. Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> What other recommendation? when you wrote: > You keep recommending non-FI stuff, but you were talking about multiple recommendations (due to the meaning of "keep"). Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> I just did. My reply still looks good to me. I stand by it. your reply is a non sequitur. the sentence says (conditionally) that you don't know how good FI is. you then start talking about the value finding better things. you ignored the pr Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
>> You keep recommending non-FI stuff, but I don't think non-FI stuff is my bottleneck ATM. > i recommended *here* that you don't **shut down interests** you actually were interested in enough to write about!! I posted here. And I agree I shoul Alissa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
>>> - if you don't know other perspectives, you have no idea if FI is better or not. >> I agree that finding things better than FI would be a good reason to be familiar with non-FI stuff. > that's not what that sentence says. read it again. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> You keep recommending non-FI stuff, but I don't think non-FI stuff is my bottleneck ATM. i recommended *here* that you don't **shut down interests** you actually were interested in enough to write about!! you are destroying your own philosophy Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> in this context, "institutionalize" means put someone in a "mental hospital" or other psychiatric institution and does not include imprisoning them in a regular prison at all. Ah. If I thought that's what HB meant, then I would have argued with Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> I agree that finding things better than FI would be a good reason to be familiar with non-FI stuff. that's not what that sentence says. read it again. > So? so information about the world has value and relevance. > I'm already surrounded Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
>> - b/c the world matters and you live in it and deal with people > So? Just to expand on this - my question here is really, why wouldn't I just start on FI list if I wanted to learn more about this? You keep recommending non-FI stuff, but Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
in this context, "institutionalize" means put someone in a "mental hospital" or other psychiatric institution and does not include imprisoning them in a regular prison at all. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> Why? - if you don't know other perspectives, you have no idea if FI is better or not. I agree that finding things better than FI would be a good reason to be familiar with non-FI stuff. However, I don't think I'm going to find something bette Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
>> I don't think there's a big conflict between HB and Szasz about what to do with people who pose an objective threat. > there is a big conflict b/c HB wants many of them put in "mental hospitals" and e.g. forcibly drugged, and szasz doesn't. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> > it's important to be familiar with other perspectives besides FI. > Why? - if you don't know other perspectives, you have no idea if FI is better or not. this may be one of the reasons for your supposed "laziness" re learning FI – your ign Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> I don't think there's a big conflict between HB and Szasz about what to do with people who pose an objective threat. there is a big conflict b/c HB wants many of them put in "mental hospitals" and e.g. forcibly drugged, and szasz doesn't. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> it's important to be familiar with other perspectives besides FI. Why? > you're basically saying you'll do it [post on HBL] later, No. I expect I may never catch up at FI. > why not do this way too? Irrationality, laziness, lack of Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
The Myth of Mental illness Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> No. Regarding those two questions, the reason is that the crit I see on FI is way higher quality than what I see on HBL. It's not like I'm caught up on FI and looking for more. I haven't come close to exhausting my highest-quality resource. it's Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
>> That's a more precise way to put it. > > it's not more precise. it's correct instead of incorrect. I guess you could say that. I was speaking more broadly, more vaguely. > > I'm not interested in what the HBL letter ppl would say. > why Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> That's a more precise way to put it. it's not more precise. it's correct instead of incorrect. > I'm not interested in what the HBL letter ppl would say. why? do you not want to understand the world? do you not think Objectivism matters? an Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
> you should post your thoughts to expose them to criticism! I agree I should have posted it SOMEWHERE. I posted it here, and got crit. I'm not interested in what the HBL letter ppl would say. > he's in favor of *trials and criminal justice* fo Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
post it curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
The Myth of Mental illness Alisa The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
defending szasz from HB curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/26
It's not clear what exactly you're criticizing him for. Not believing in fairies and hobgoblins? Not being willing to entertain "proofs" that these magical creatures exist? Anonymous Den Beste Criticism 2016/10/26
I considered saying the US should focus on immigration from Western countries. But Western Europe is further gone than us. It's more leftist and anti-liberal. Immigrants from Israel, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore may be better than im curi Immigration 2016/10/25
CAIR SAYS TALKING ABOUT ISLAMIC TERROR IS ISLAMOPHOBIC Anonymous Donald Trump is a Moderate 2016/10/25
The left literally thinks saying, "All lives matter." is racist. Anonymous Donald Trump is a Moderate 2016/10/25
> You are not racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic!! So you are not in that basket. Hillary would call me a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobe. I support Trump building the wall, which Hillary considers racist against Mexicans and xenophobi curi Donald Trump is a Moderate 2016/10/25
I just watched Justin's video.. so you are not a standard Redneck who leaves in parents basement either. FF Donald Trump is a Moderate 2016/10/25
> There's no way I'm in the half of Trump supporters that Hillary likes better. I'm confident I'm in the top 1% of most-hated-by-Hillary Trump supporters. You are not racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic!! So you are not in that basket. FF Donald Trump is a Moderate 2016/10/25
LOCK HER UP! A Mysterious J Hillary Clinton is a Far Left Criminal 2016/10/25
>A few years ago I learned that knowledge evolves by guesses and criticism, instead of being justified true belief. I think this was a big deal in epistemology terms; a huge difference. Why do you think you learned that? And if you did learn it Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/25
>Examples of problems I can do a lot about but don't care enough about: > - Making money differently than I do today > - Changing how my personal relationships work > - Getting better / quicker at reading books and >But there's nothing Kate The Greek Achievement 2016/10/25
Despair curi The Greek Achievement 2016/10/25
#6902 > another thing that's important is pursuing *problems* rather than *discussions*. that means e.g. you would keep posting about a topic even if no one replied b/c you're still trying to figure out the solution to a problem you care about. I' PAS The Greek Achievement 2016/10/25
> Point being, for such a huge shift in epistemology, the results in terms of value were kinda...meh. You learned a *summary* of a major point of epistemology. That's superficial. Had you learned more epistemology, you would have learned why this i curi The Greek Achievement 2016/10/25
Value of learning epistemology PAS The Greek Achievement 2016/10/25
myth of mental illness curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/25
It's not like the fuckers couldn't use more ad revenue: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-25/twitter-said-to-plan-hundreds-more-job-cuts-as-soon-as-this-week Anonymous Twitter Pulls "Make Detroit Great Again" Pro-Trump Video Ad for "Hate, sensitive topics, and violence" 2016/10/24
#6938 >Why is this is better than being a homeless drug addict? Some reasons: - Sleeping in the rain sucks. - No safe place to store stuff sucks. - No electricity to charge up computers sucks. - Coming down off a drug high sucks. > It seem PAS The Greek Achievement 2016/10/24
[Rigging the Election – Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Was PERSONALLY Involved](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEQvsK5w-jY) curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/24
Propagandists hijack cues. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/24
Examples of misunderstood thinkers. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/24
> I don't know what that means. Mail it to who? He wants the article in the newsletter? FF Donald Trump is a Moderate 2016/10/24
On June 3, 2012, patio11 wrote in https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4060154 : > On June 3, 2012, fleitz wrote in https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4060229 : >> It's possible to build successful businesses by being able to put cheese, tomat Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/23
On February 9, 2014, tptacek wrote in https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7260087 : > startups are also probably rejecting a lot of engineering candidates that would perform as well or better than anyone on their existing team, because tech indust Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/23
Good points @ patreon vs selling software. Alisa Let's Freewrite 2016/10/23
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11017034 Interesting HN comment about a system for making sure that train drivers are awake and not incapacitated. Alisa Let's Freewrite 2016/10/23
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11017034 Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/23
a reply about Popper's influence and good ideas curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/23
I don't know what that means. Mail it to who? curi Donald Trump is a Moderate 2016/10/23
Get it in the mail Jack carney Donald Trump is a Moderate 2016/10/23
There's no way I'm in the half of Trump supporters that Hillary likes better. I'm confident I'm in the top 1% of most-hated-by-Hillary Trump supporters. I've updated the post because Trump just came out with some new GREAT POLICY PROPOSALS: http curi Donald Trump is a Moderate 2016/10/22
> What has the adult done wrong? the moocher living on welfare – draining wealth from strangers who don't want to support him – who is grossly violating Objectivism? what has he done wrong? Read *Atlas Shrugged*! Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/22
>> An adult living on welfare could be learning and accomplishing things, yet you wouldn't call their life moral and productive. >> >> Why is it different for children? > You're trying to compare someone who has *done something wrong* to a child wh Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/22
> Hillary called half of Trump voters deplorables who she considers irredeemable. That's around 25% of Americans, including me! 😩 You might be in the other 50% of DJT supporters who are not deplorable. FF Donald Trump is a Moderate 2016/10/22
Ayn Rand opposed third parties. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/21
>> How is "Reminds me of" better [than "makes me think of"]? > i don't think people consider being reminded to be made to do anything. I don't think people consider "makes me think of" to involve being made to do something either. > causing a Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
> How do you get small people to adopt it if you're charging? communication, free trials, testimonials, a marketing video, documentation, ads, among many other options. yes you charge for licenses. redhat makes money with open source. apple and Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
> How is "Reminds me of" better? i don't think people consider being reminded to be made to do anything. causing and making are different things. a reminder has a causal relationship in you remembering something, but does not make you (you coul Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
> IMO auto-refresh (polling) and auto-fill form fields should both be handled by your browser (including extensions). Makes sense. I can do that. Alisa Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
>> [makes me think of...] > > "Reminds me of..." How is "Reminds me of" better? Both ways of phrasing it assert that that one event sort of causes another event (here each "event" is me thinking of an idea). Alisa Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
IMO auto-refresh (polling) and auto-fill form fields should both be handled by your browser (including extensions). Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
> why? there are lots of developer tool companies. it's a common thing to sell. it has value to many businesses that make money and are in a position to pay for it. I think one of the appeals is that it's open source. How do you sell it? Some kind Alisa Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
It would be cool if the blog would remember my author name with a cookie. Maybe there could be a "remember me" checkbox for this. It would also be nice if the blog would auto-refresh when new comments are posted. Both of those suggestions would Alisa Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
> It's not clear to me how that would work in his case. why? there are lots of developer tool companies. it's a common thing to sell. it has value to many businesses that make money and are in a position to pay for it. Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
>> maybe [Patreon] also made it easier for this guy to get recurring funding or his dev work. > >easier than what? > > there are established, effective ways to make money doing software development, such as charging money for software. i recommend Alisa Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
> I figured someone would make that comment, but I wasn't sure of a better way to say it. "Reminds me of..." Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
> maybe [Patreon] also made it easier for this guy to get recurring funding or his dev work. easier than what? there are established, effective ways to make money doing software development, such as charging money for software. i recommend them. Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
>> Makes me > > makes? I figured someone would make that comment, but I wasn't sure of a better way to say it. Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
https://www.patreon.com/evanyou > "GOALS $6,000 per month - reached! I will be dedicated to work on Vue.js fulltime if this goal is met." This guy gets paid almost $10k/month in recurring donations through Patreon to develop the vue.js front-en Alisa Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
> Makes me makes? Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/10/19/i-tried-to-reach-bill-murray-for-weeks-heres-what-happened-when-he-finally-called-me-back/?tid=a_inl > “I find that if you’re put in a box, you have to find something that Alisa Let's Freewrite 2016/10/21
#6966 you're so biased you're trying to justify a silencing that not even Twitter will uphold. Twitter has hired a team that, while incoherent and disorganized, also hassles rightwingers way more. Anonymous Twitter Pulls "Make Detroit Great Again" Pro-Trump Video Ad for "Hate, sensitive topics, and violence" 2016/10/21
Fix the world with philosophical education, not a protest vote. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/21
Its a loss for them. They won't make money. FF Twitter Pulls "Make Detroit Great Again" Pro-Trump Video Ad for "Hate, sensitive topics, and violence" 2016/10/20
i need to clarify this, too. >>to some approximation, an idea may not consult the rest of your mind and can do stuff independently. but this is not 100% accurate, it is connected with other ideas and background knowledge and stuff. >what implica Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/20
This tray is amazing. Much larger than the other ones. Holds plenty of plates/cups/food/condiments. Even one large hot bowl, plus a drink, can be awkward to carry with no tray. add a sauce and a side dish and you're taking two trips to carry stuff. un curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/20
> I look forward to a Human Action written by an Objectivist It already exists. Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics by George Reisman. (Free PDF.) Reisman got his PhD under Mises and was a student of Rand. He and his wife are former ARI board membe curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/20
>how is it kinda confusing and being misused? correction: how am i kinda confused and how's the force idea being misused? Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/20
You can mix and match ideas. One guy can be a Buffy fan and dislike Daredevil. Another guy is a Buffy fan and likes Daredevil. Both are common. How is this possible? Because the Buffy opinion and the Daredevil opinion are separate things. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/20
>to some approximation, an idea may not consult the rest of your mind and can do stuff independently. but this is not 100% accurate, it is connected with other ideas and background knowledge and stuff. what implication does this have on a person, t Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/20
> An adult living on welfare could be learning and accomplishing things, yet you wouldn't call their life moral and productive. > > Why is it different for children? You're trying to compare someone who has *done something wrong* to a child who h Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/20
> children, in a proper life, are productive. they learn things. they accomplish. their parents help them with this. the fact they aren't selling goods/services doesn't mean they aren't living a moral, productive life. An adult living on welfare co Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/20
Ideas Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/20
It could have been the sentence: "Democrats have destroyed great cities like Detroit." Anonymous Twitter Pulls "Make Detroit Great Again" Pro-Trump Video Ad for "Hate, sensitive topics, and violence" 2016/10/20
HB's altruism and value answer curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/20
reply to guy saying professional philosophers are smarter curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/20
i could add also a button for emailing posts. should i? curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
social sharing curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
question i asked HB curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/19
> So to me this suggests there's an order and organization to learning. organization and structure and order matter, but that does not mean there is *one* *single* correct or optimal one-size-fits-all order, structure or organization. Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/19
#6937 what are you doing here? write a *short* answer to that. then ask a question about some part of the answer. then write a *short* answer to that. try to get stuff right. expose it to criticism. ask questions when you get stuck and don't kno Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/19
> You answer like you know what you're talking about, yet you are being criticized as one of the people who has been around for years and hasn't put any genuine effort in learning. wow, hold on. disagree. i did **not** say no "genuine effort" from curi The Greek Achievement 2016/10/19
> What background knowledge is needed to understand the theory of jump to universality? e.g. understanding universality. lots of epistemology stuff is relevant too. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/19
> I don't know why you are speaking of force. i think it's cuz Oism says you can't force a mind. and she remembers that, but is kinda confused and misusing it. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
> DD was talking about a theory, not an idea. He was talking about a set of ideas, a part of a person. a "theory" and an "idea" are the same thing. a "set of ideas" and an "idea" are the same thing. there's no real distinction. everything ppl Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
> i don't understand why it's not completely autonomous. even if someone's response to a particular detail is different than everyone else'e, wouldn't the autonomy of that idea still exist? > > like it's still the case that that particular idea doe Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
> Elliot, how can people improve on reading comprehension which seems a major problem for your followers? i don't know how you meant this but, to be clear, it's an even larger problem for other groups of people. i recommend people learn from my curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
> How can you control your ideas if they are autonomous entities (which can't be directly controlled)? Persuasion! Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
> How can a child live as an Objectivist while being dependent on their parents? Isn't a child always a Socialist in practice because they live from hand-outs? > > This is also why I don't understand the claim that TCS is compatible with the Capital curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/19
I’m concerned about rigging too (though I disagree about the Electoral College being bad). Check out this Project Veritas video: Rigging the Election – Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies I’m not very concerned curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/19
here is the markdown links code: re = %r{(\s|^)\[(.+?)\]\((http.+?|www.+?)\)(\W|$)}i replace = "\\1<a href='\\3'>\\2</a>\\4" s = s.gsub(re, replace) i had a bug where it was missing the "|$" near the end, so it didn't work when there was curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
Ideas Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
Elliot, how can people improve on reading comprehension which seems a major problem for your followers? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
> How can you control your ideas if they are autonomous entities (which can't be directly controlled)? I don't think that by autonomous DD meant "with a mind of their own" or "can't be directly controlled." I think he meant that a theory doesn't Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
> i don't understand why it's not completely autonomous. even if someone's response to a particular detail is different than everyone else'e, wouldn't the autonomy of that idea still exist? Do you mean the autonomy of that theory? A theory is al Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
How can you control your ideas if they are autonomous entities (which can't be directly controlled)? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
Ideas Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
>> An idea is the smallest unit of coherent thought. > why did you say "coherent" thought, when some ideas are not coherent? why not just say the smallest unit of thought? It could be you and Elliot are using coherent differently. I imagined a coh Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
>you been around for a long time and have never done this stuff, but now you claim you're already doing it. yes, if you are referring to trying to pursue understanding re how to be good at thinking and what makes one bad at thinking and how to chan Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
Reply to #6918 > But children in our society are much less free than adults, and trying to live as an Objectivist will lead children to major conflicts with authority. Overall, freedom is a crucial ingredient in learning, especially learning someth Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/19
Reply to #6916 >> Why did you explain other things in your own words and do not want to explain this one? > big, complicated, hard to talk about to ppl without background knowledge. What background knowledge is needed to understand the theory o Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/19
#6915 > it means they can have friends, get married, have a family, get jobs, not be poor, be reasonably respected in the community rather than be considered fools/failures, not be homeless drug addicts, etc > > but they don't have much interest Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/19
Reply to #6913 >> What beginning do you suggest? > > like you could wonder what knowledge is, what an idea is, what a problem is, how learning works, why people dislike criticism, whether capitalism is mean and how to analyze that, whatever. if y Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/19
Reply to #6911 > I think your learning needs to be centered around *your* problems, interests, priorities. So I don't think it would work for Elliot to create a curriculum for people to follow, like school. Is this what you have been doing, cent Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/19
So only main domain links can be used in the new feature. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
No. It seems it's any bar after the .com. [Random link to test](http://qz.com) [Random link to test](http://qz.com/) Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
It seems it's the / bar in the end that breaks the link. [Chinese factories copy idea from kickstarter project, produce it and sell it cheap before the kickstarter is even over.](http://qz.com/771727/chinas-factories-in-shenzhen-can-copy-products-a Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
#6920 > Markdown links now work in blog comments. The format is: [link text](link url) Why didn't it work above? Tests: [Curi.us](curi.us) [Curi.us](http://curi.us/) [Curiosity Blog](http://curi.us/) Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
http://qz.com/771727/chinas-factories-in-shenzhen-can-copy-products-at-breakneck-speed-and-its-time-for-the-rest-of-the-world-to-get-over-it/ Linkable link for the above Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
What would Rearden do? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/19
you been around for a long time and have never done this stuff, but now you claim you're already doing it. from what i cant tell you don't listen to me much and don't take the criticism seriously. and e.g. i talk about getting a coherent simple overal Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/18
>you have to figure out how to pursue something on your own initiative. i am pursuing things on my own initiative. however, i'm also open to suggestions on topics or projects i should consider spending time on. you suggested that i haven't paid muc Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/18
you're bad at thinking. doesn't that lead to any questions you have, of your own? e.g. you could be trying to pursue understanding how to be good at thinking and what makes one bad at thinking and how to change. but you aren't. and now you may try it Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/18
i thought i suggested several times that you start with questions about the topic and trying to put together a coherent initial statement about philosophy of ideas (like what that is and isn't, what it's for, and how the FI view of it works). why are Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/18
the things you bring up are a smaller burden than trimming quoting on FI and also fixing the attribution line at the top in Apple Mail which you often use. you could fix persistent authorship with a browser extension, apple script, or other code. curi The Greek Achievement 2016/10/18
http://fallibleideas.com/ideas >An idea is the smallest unit of coherent thought. why did you say "coherent" thought, when some ideas are not coherent? why not just say the smallest unit of thought? Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/18
on FI, Elliot wrote: >i don't think you have the background knowledge to analyze the lyrics. i think it's best to drop it indefinitely. i recommend ... as I usually do and am ignored about ... that you focus on short, simple posts to get a coherent Kate Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/18
#6897 > BTW i think both of you (and others) would benefit from using curi blog comments somewhat more over FI. because it's easier to write quick, short comments. one of the main differences is in comments you quote lightly b/c the comment goes on a PAS The Greek Achievement 2016/10/18
It's tricky to name what's going on to people who don't understand the concepts involved, and because of irrational social rules governing discussion. curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/18
Added Markdown Links curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/18
I agree people dislike rational ideas themselves and have a question about goals curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/18
Sharing Objectivism with children is difficult because they lack freedom curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/18
ARI should have a discussion forum curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/18
> Why did you explain other things in your own words and do not want to explain this one? big, complicated, hard to talk about to ppl without background knowledge. > I do not think anyone who defends altruism would argue that you should never be Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/18
> What is a life successful by conventional standards? > Are you saying you used coercion and it worked to raise successful kids by conventional standards? > Do you perceive that there a difference between conventional standards and what FI/ TCS not PAS The Greek Achievement 2016/10/18
what about the concept of going deep with an idea. staying there for awhile. exploring it in detail. trying to step-by-step understand how to reach a conclusion and why it makes sense. thinking about how it connects up to other stuff. putting it in a Kate The Greek Achievement 2016/10/18
> What beginning do you suggest? like you could wonder what knowledge is, what an idea is, what a problem is, how learning works, why people dislike criticism, whether capitalism is mean and how to analyze that, whatever. if you wonder if capitalis Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/18
>I do not think anyone who defends altruism would argue that you should never benefit yourself. In most contexts, to be of benefit of others you have to exist and you have to benefit yourself first before you can help others. right, cuz altruism is Kate The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/18
I think your learning needs to be centered around *your* problems, interests, priorities. So I don't think it would work for Elliot to create a curriculum for people to follow, like school. but let's suppose u are interested in TCS (or ARR or Oism Kate The Greek Achievement 2016/10/18
> @kate the basics of anything. epistemology, tcs, ARR, capitalism, etc. you haven't gone through any of it in an organized way or in a way that starts at the beginning. you jump into the middle of stuff without a clear idea of what philosophy problem Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/18
It might be useful to provide the links for the forum threads where you posted for people who joined the forum and want to follow the discussion. Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/18
#6906 >> Can you explain this? > > Read BoI, like it says. Ask a question when you have something to say. Why did you explain other things in your own words and do not want to explain this one? >> Why do you say non-contradictory altruism w Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/18
#6890 > And having a life (and kids) that are successful by conventional standards, which TCS makes no bones about upending. What is a life successful by conventional standards? Are you saying you used coercion and it worked to raise success Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/18
> I thought the opposite was true. For example, artists often know the value of criticism for their work, but that doesn't mean they would accept criticism in their parenting or be open minded politically. That's not the opposite. I think you're ba Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/18
#6889 > Hypothetically, if one could develop non-contradictory altruism, I think the results would be so evil it’d be basically be pure death (via self-destruction) and not allow for any political system at all. Why do you say non-contradicto Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/17
#6893 > There is no in between due to the jump to universality explained in The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch. Can you explain this? Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/17
#6888 > And people commonly either appreciate or dislike criticism in general, rather than varying from issue to issue. I thought the opposite was true. For example, artists often know the value of criticism for their work, but that doesn't mean Anonymous The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/17
#6897 I get that but i think there's areas where you could get a lot of value but you avoid it. like you've never really focused on actually learning epistemology. i don't think you want to read the books and deal with dense material, but you could Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
One-line summary: The pneumonia example has a good point. I propose some refinement. > For instance, a medical researcher finds a case of pneumonia is cured by penicillin. The conclusion is not: “At least one case of pneumonia is cured by penicil curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/17
'No warnings' is false. PAS The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
yes i know i've made plenty of similar mistakes. regarding the basics, can you give me some examples of what basic topics you have in mind? Kate The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
RE: you should learn philosophy of ideas now PAS The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
#6892 >> which TCS makes no bones about upending > this is misleading. learn one thing at a time. upend only what you want to upend, if you decide it's a good idea. (if you don't trust your judgement, then proceed with as much extra caution as you w PAS The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
and, Kate, you haven't paid much attention to getting the basics right. like asking lots of questions about them until you can write your own basic summaries of main overall points (like whether and why you should learn what) that people think are tru Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> you not only don't agree, but you don't pursue the issue to figure it out. and you seem *satisfied* about your choice to not pursue the issue. Kate, you know you do plenty of similar stuff? refused to discuss some things, dropped some topics, etc Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
>Point is, if I already agreed that learning TCS would greatly improve my life, I'd do it. But I don't already agree. you not only don't agree, but you don't pursue the issue to figure it out. and you seem *satisfied* about your choice to not pursu Kate The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
One-line summary: Thinking work will replace grunt work, and I comment on AI. Manual labor will decline, but there’s unlimited opportunities for people to do knowledge work such as programming. Boring stuff gets automated but there’s no shortag curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/17
you should learn philosophy of ideas now Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
One-line summary: Logicians have bad goals, which may be behind some of the problems HB sees. I think logic is good, but the way many people think about logic should be reconsidered. And some of the problems come from bad goals and misunderstand curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/17
#6885 >> It being better for me to not exceed the scope of what I understand well is reality. > yes. and you like that particular fact of reality. does a part of you like that particular fact more than other facts of reality? Ya, of course. F PAS The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
One-line summary: Statism doesn’t logically follow from altruism. > E.g., if altruism were true, statism would be right politically. Do you think that’s actually correct? I’m not sure if it’s a serious example. I disagree with it. Alt curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/17
One-line summary: Make judgements to solve problems, update as useful. Don’t have arbitrary doubts but do watch out for new information or new situations. You don’t need a single answer to your question. Does a judgment require “regular updat curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/17
One-line summary: You should hypotheticalize your personal issues. You can gain information about your personal issues if you figure out the essentials, then write a hypothetical scenario of general interest involving the important issues. All pers curi The Harry Binswanger Letter Posts 2016/10/17
> rational (reality-focused) "rational" does not mean reality-focused. Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
>I like reality. all parts of reality? >It being better for me to not exceed the scope of what I understand well is reality. yes. and you like that particular fact of reality. does a part of you like that particular fact more than other facts Kate The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
I read a bunch of tweets about the hashtag "#ImGoingToMissObamaBecause". Exactly zero of them had to do with policy decisions. 100% fluff. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/17
TCS PAS The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> Not learning TCS isn't a crime. but it's bad. and not making an effort to find what you want online is bad too. Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> praising TCS (and Oism and Elliot) is right because they are *good* in a world where there's not enough of that goodness. how can you praise something you do not understand? > it's a mistake to hate the good and want to tear it down. how is Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
PAS, like Rami, and more or less everyone else, doesn't engage in a sustained way with discussion about his FI participation. curi The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
>does praising TCS makes you feel better about yourself for not having understood it well enough? praising TCS (and Oism and Elliot) is right because they are *good* in a world where there's not enough of that goodness. it's a mistake to hate t Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
Elliot has criticized PAS in a post for not studying TCS. I couldn't find the post though. FF The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> not only PAS hasn't learned TCS in years Not learning TCS isn't a crime. Elliot doesn't coerce anyone to learn. FF The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> wasn't anonymous better than PAS in that he put the effort in finding the article without the need to ask for a link? elliot wrote that those who deserve help, help themselves. not only PAS hasn't learned TCS in years, he couldn't help himself find FF The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
wasn't anonymous better than PAS in that he put the effort in finding the article without the need to ask for a link? elliot wrote that those who deserve help, help themselves. not only PAS hasn't learned TCS in years, he couldn't help himself find an Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> Rami must be very busy with his Vaporized business. no, if he cared about his business and about FI he'd ask questions relating to it on FI. he'd try to use FI to benefit his business. he doesn't care about philosophy thinking. he doesn't valu Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> maybe i'm not, and don't want to be, a specialist in figuring out who is leonor by writing style. maybe i don't pay much attention to her. If not the writing style.. The info she wrote about her also revealed it was Leonor Gomes. She mentioned FF The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> It was super-easy to recognize her text. maybe i'm not, and don't want to be, a specialist in figuring out who is leonor by writing style. maybe i don't pay much attention to her. > Why didn't you talk to her about getting un-banned first? Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
I thought she was un-banned and allowed again. I thought she solved the ban problem through Rami. Elliot was giving lengthy replies to her.. I was happy reading geniuses discuss. FF The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> of course Leonor is banned. why would she be back? she did not solve the problems she causes. It was super-easy to recognize her text. Why didn't you talk to her about getting un-banned first? FF The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
of course Leonor is banned. why would she be back? she did not solve the problems she causes. > Elliot forgot about the ban the whole time?! no. she didn't share her name. --- #6866 god you're stupid and angry. PAS got a link because he curi The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
"felt like" is not like elliot. why didn't he share the link straight away? i didn't find it by googling. if there is a way to find it that way i do not know it. Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> i just want to know. i don't understand why PAS deserves the help. he hasn't learned TCS in years either. he has made no effort to understand TCS and also disses it without understanding. i guess Elliot likes him for other reasons, and that's why he FF The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
i just want to know. i don't understand why PAS deserves the help. he hasn't learned TCS in years either. he has made no effort to understand TCS and also disses it without understanding. i guess Elliot likes him for other reasons, and that's why he h Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> i want to know what is his reasoning for the different treatment. why did i have to look for it and why was PAS handed out the link? What will you do with his reasoning? He doesn't believe in equality! FF The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> Leonor, leave and don't come back. So she wasn't un-banned? (I thought she was back again) Elliot forgot about the ban the whole time?! FF The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> Why does that bother you? > Do you want everyone to have equal amount of help? i want to know what is his reasoning for the different treatment. why did i have to look for it and why was PAS handed out the link? Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
Leonor is Banned curi The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
>> so? many are happy. many succeed. > > they're not actually happy. they are fooling you and fooling themselves. succeed *at what*? by what standard are you measuring success? why do you think they are fooling me and themselves? the standard Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> are you dissing TCS cuz it allows you to feel better about yourself for not having understood it well enough? oh, look who came back from the dead. you don't post in FI regularly anymore, do you? you need to be prompted by Elliot. he needs to pok Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> why don't want to put the effort in finding a TCS article you want to read? > and did Elliot help you and not me? I had to find it myself. Why does that bother you? Do you want everyone to have equal amount of help? FF The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> Do you have an actual link? I couldn't find it in the Wayback machine either. why don't want to put the effort in finding a TCS article you want to read? and did Elliot help you and not me? I had to find it myself. Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
PAS: http://web.archive.org/web/20030620082503/http://www.tcs.ac/Articles/DDIsTCSRevolutionary.html curi The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
>so? many are happy. many succeed. they're not actually happy. they are fooling you and fooling themselves. succeed *at what*? by what standard are you measuring success? Kate The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
>And I heeded the warnings. I have not tried to do TCS without learning enough of it to be successful. do you think a part of you sorta "likes" the fact that there are warnings about not doing the revolutionary thing when it comes to TCS and parent Kate The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
>nobody warned me against that. nobody told me "be a conventional parent while you learn this philosophy, you'll do less harm." doesn't it take a long time to actually understand TCS and epistemology? so then i don't understand how something like Kate The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
>what use is a philosophy that only you can practice? one reason it's useful is cuz others can LEARN it and use it to make their lives and their kid's lives better. or are you suggesting that is impossible? also, TCS is TRUE. how marvelous is th Kate The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
TCS Warnings PAS The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
> this is false, there's been a TCS list (where people can learn TCS) continuously to this day. it has been dead since 2003. so has the website. > TCS has only gotten EASIER to learn since 2003, not harder. because, as you mention below, *I* hav Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/17
I think I know who the anon is. (I will not break the anon rules to say who it is) Good to see that the person is back on FI. FF The Greek Achievement 2016/10/16
> isn't it a cop-out to say this? you can say this about any parenting ideas out there, because none can be practiced consistently. what should i say when it's the truth? TCS could be practiced, you just didn't learn how to. arguments that TCS is i curi The Greek Achievement 2016/10/16
> not seriously enough. isn't it a cop-out to say this? you can say this about any parenting ideas out there, because none can be practiced consistently. > correctly learning TCS would leave plenty of evidence online. lots of discussions, questi Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/16
> i was into TCS not seriously enough. correctly learning TCS would leave plenty of evidence online. lots of discussions, questions, essays, book reviews, etc, etc, etc you, like many others, made some limited effort that was inadequate to under curi The Greek Achievement 2016/10/16
> many things, such as the 5000 ways you coerced him what 5000 ways? i was into TCS and didn't actively force him to do anything, so how did i coerce him? > another issue is your own seriousness about wanting to learn. why would this matte Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/16
> my son didn't go to school and i didn't force him to do academics, so what could be to blame for his lack of interest in reading, maths and learning in general? many things, such as the 5000 ways you coerced him, and also he picked up many ideas Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/16
so? Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/16
Not a typo. Justifications don't have to be infallible to be justifications. curi Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/10/16
> something that stood out was the white pillars like for parthenon are europoean invention so are the white sculptures. > school reading is one of the big blockers. puts ppl off reading and uses up their patience for reading scholarly works. Anonymous The Greek Achievement 2016/10/16
It's not clear what you consider exceptional. Anonymous Let's Freewrite 2016/10/16
Mistake in the above comment. It says fallibilism and justificationism are compatible. I think you meant to say they are NOT compatible. Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/10/16
I added a new blog feature. You can view all posts with comments on one page (may stall your browser. Find the link to it the More sidebar button, http://curi.us/more There are around 1,250,000 words right now. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/15
i wrote this in reply: http://curi.us/1917-rejecting-gradations-of-certainty it covers some of the most general interest issues here. for specific replies to things you said, i posted those in the first comment at that post: http://curi.us/1917- curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/15
in reply to this comment from another thread: http://curi.us/comments/show/6836 (the above blog post also replies to it) > what it means to experience certainty bad anti-fallibilist concept, forget it > but I doubt it's possible (or worthw curi Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/10/15
Gradations of Certainty Mike S. Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/10/15
https://www.facebook.com/groups/285247948157887/permalink/1444806748868662/ Elliot Temple September 9 Hi I'm a objectivist philosopher starting an email newsletter. I integrate Objectivism with Karl Popper's epistemology. I write articles like Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2016/10/15
btw using Pages is NOT a solution i would have suggested. i didn't know it could show invisibles, and i didn't know it was an app you're already familiar with (so it's better than suggesting an app you've never used before). searching for yourself wor Anonymous help, my partner isn't ARR! a practical guide 2016/10/15
you could use a text editor with regular expressions, or with a reformat text feature, or make a script. regular expressions are more powerful and will let you clean up messier cases. correct that quote marks apply until the end of the line Anonymous help, my partner isn't ARR! a practical guide 2016/10/15
i figured out a way to remove line breaks. paste the text in pages, then do this. https://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/pages-finding-replacing-invisible-characters it's not hard, but i want to ask/verify 2 things. first, is there a bett Anonymous help, my partner isn't ARR! a practical guide 2016/10/15
> what if there are kids? aren't they going to be hurt and damaged in some way? yes, kids will be hurt by irrational parents who don't want to *learn*, read, discuss, find out what common preferences are and how to find them, etc Anonymous help, my partner isn't ARR! a practical guide 2016/10/15
>>so we're doomed? >yup. what if there are kids? aren't they going to be hurt and damaged in some way? some ppl stay together for the sake of the kids, which is bad. it'd be lying. it'd be a sacrifice. it'd be coercive. and these bad things Anonymous help, my partner isn't ARR! a practical guide 2016/10/15
> @line breaks - i haven't been in a situation before where i've noticed that i need to learn them. i'm in that situation now. i don't think it'll be a big burden to learn this. if you're who i think, it's come a bunch of times before in emails. Anonymous help, my partner isn't ARR! a practical guide 2016/10/15
the DD quote came out like crap. i don't want that to happen again. i think it's a big problem. @line breaks - i haven't been in a situation before where i've noticed that i need to learn them. i'm in that situation now. i don't think it'll be a b Anonymous help, my partner isn't ARR! a practical guide 2016/10/15
@#6824 why have you decided not to learn what line breaks are and how they work and how to edit them? do you find learning anything at all very hard, so this is a big burden? do you think your comment came out just fine? do you think line Anonymous help, my partner isn't ARR! a practical guide 2016/10/15
@#6825 no awareness of tone??!! you sound like an Ann Coulter critic. Anonymous help, my partner isn't ARR! a practical guide 2016/10/15
Anal Then Dump??!! FF help, my partner isn't ARR! a practical guide 2016/10/15
>if they don't wanna reason, how is stuff gonna work? it won't work cuz *reason* needs to be the basis for the whole relationship (if the relationship is truth-seeking / rational / ARR). the other stable option which could reliably work is having a Anonymous help, my partner isn't ARR! a practical guide 2016/10/15
>maybe you're getting 20 years by comparing an especially bad diet to an especially good one, where i was thinking more of a normal diet vs a good one which will be a smaller gain. yeah, i'd be interested in a comparison of a normal diet in a non-o Kate Questions 2016/10/15
> then write a blog, not a book? Rami has a blog. His domains expires often though. FF What To Read 2016/10/14
then write a blog, not a book? Anonymous What To Read 2016/10/14
> secondarily, Rami's ideas suck and he should learn good ideas before making books. The urge to share ideas might be too much. I get overexcited and give sermon to family and people who listen for 4-5 hours eventhough I haven't learned many FI FF What To Read 2016/10/14
secondarily, Rami's ideas suck and he should learn good ideas before making books. Anonymous What To Read 2016/10/14
rami should not release it, he has no idea what he's doing and hasn't spoken to me about it to check anything. he will probably violate my rights again. Elliot Temple What To Read 2016/10/14
Correction And follow = can follow FF What To Read 2016/10/14
> I'm not a co-author. So saying I'm a co-author is fraud. You can buy his 3rd book to see if it has your content. $14.99 You and Rami and follow the permission process well this time. It will release on May 1, 2017. It is available for pre FF What To Read 2016/10/14
I'm not a co-author. So saying I'm a co-author is fraud. I do have copyright over all of my essays. Copyright is basically automatic. Surprise fraud is fraud. You can't solve plagiarism problems by adding fraud on top of them. When dealing Elliot Temple What To Read 2016/10/14
> I didn't forget. I didn't coauthor it. Rami committed fraud. First you said he was plagiarizing by not giving you credits. I quoted the title to solve that problem. Now you are saying he committed a fraud. But you didn't get a copyright over FF What To Read 2016/10/14
I didn't forget. I didn't coauthor it. Rami committed fraud. I see your email in which Rami says that I'm a coauthor and also says that he hasn't told me yet. That's **fraud**. Elliot Temple What To Read 2016/10/14
> Rami didn't ask me first. Naming me as an author without asking is **fraud** and a **gross violation of my rights**. It was written long back. Maybe you forgot. I had sent you a thank you card on 21/07/15 at 11:12 PM by mistake You should FF What To Read 2016/10/14
Rami didn't ask me first. Naming me as an author without asking is **fraud** and a **gross violation of my rights**. Elliot Temple What To Read 2016/10/14
> where did you get the book which says Elliot is an author? Rami gave me the pdfs FF What To Read 2016/10/14
where did you get the book which says Elliot is an author? Anonymous What To Read 2016/10/14
> source on attributing Elliot as an author? What kind of source do you want? I have both his books. But I am not allowed to share them. FF What To Read 2016/10/14
source on attributing Elliot as an author? Anonymous What To Read 2016/10/14
Correction: In his Anger Management book he has added you as one of the authors. Anger: And how to change By Rami Rustom Elliot Temple FF What To Read 2016/10/14
> BTW he may actually be plagiarizing me, I'm not sure. I don't think he knows how to tell if he is or isn't.. In his Anger Management book he has mentioned fallible ideas many times. He might add more acknowledgements if you ask him. He has me FF What To Read 2016/10/14
I've already replied to Rami on FI list where he refused to discuss. BTW he may actually be plagiarizing me, I'm not sure. I don't think he knows how to tell if he is or isn't. --- self-help books sound unpleasant and like i won't learn anyth curi What To Read 2016/10/14
or you could read Rami's books. He has written two. FF What To Read 2016/10/14
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what about "The Technopriests" beautiful art some ideas seem similar to your own for instance: https://i.warosu.org/data/vr/img/0019/25/1410248010407.jpg overall not your philosophy i don't know of any fiction that is based on your values Anonymous What To Read 2016/10/13
> These four can be avoided by having a pseudonym or way to post anonymously. people often still feel bad about this stuff even if they are anonymous. Anonymous Questions 2016/10/12
>- don't want anyone to see their ignorance >- don't want anyone to see them learning (which is childish) >- don't want anyone to see them make mistakes >- don't want to receive criticism in public (or at all) These four can be avoided by having Anon69 Questions 2016/10/12
it's explained in a more complete way in FoR, which Aubrey de Grey has read and is, at least theoretically, familiar with. Anonymous Aubrey de Grey Discussion, 4 2016/10/12
> there's still no explanation of how grass in particular cures colds in particular. > >we're not just gonna test every plant for maybe curing every illness. I accept that the idea “eating grass will cure a cold” can be rejected on the ground Anon69 Aubrey de Grey Discussion, 4 2016/10/12
there's still no explanation of how grass in particular cures colds in particular. we're not just gonna test every plant for maybe curing every illness. curi Aubrey de Grey Discussion, 4 2016/10/11
> In FoR, DD uses the example idea that eating grass will cure a cold. Because there's no explanation of how grass does that, he explains that this empirically-scientifically testable idea isn't worth testing. It should be rejected just from the philo Anon69 Aubrey de Grey Discussion, 4 2016/10/11
some reasons people resist serious discussion are: - don't know what to say, don't have much in the way of ideas, questions, interests, etc - bad at touch typing, slow at reading, bad at spelling - don't want anyone to see their ignorance curi Questions 2016/10/11
>> Also of interest is that healthy-diet people claim > i think their list of claims is more discrediting than interesting. are you perhaps selectively focusing on the ones on their laundry list you find most plausible? i think that'd be the wrong me Anon69 Questions 2016/10/11
maybe you're getting 20 years by comparing an especially bad diet to an especially good one, where i was thinking more of a normal diet vs a good one which will be a smaller gain. > Also of interest is that healthy-diet people claim i think thei curi Questions 2016/10/10
Responding to the diet stuff below. Planning to respond to the other stuff separately / later. >When old people die of heart disease, they were often going to die of several other things in the next few years anyway. The problem is often general fr Anon69 Questions 2016/10/10
When old people die of heart disease, they were often going to die of several other things in the next few years anyway. The problem is often general frailty, decay, disrepair, etc, more than really being about heart disease. There's certain stuff curi Questions 2016/10/10
> and when you don't have enough nutrients in your diet you get e.g. scurvy or blindness. typical Western diets do not result in problems like that. whatever problems they are talking about – that they claim affect typical diets (most people) – ar Anon69 Questions 2016/10/10
got an immediate problem? you could start eating a healthy diet later if it's a good idea. starting 2 years later maybe makes little difference. and when you don't have enough nutrients in your diet you get e.g. scurvy or blindness. typical Western curi Questions 2016/10/10
> depends if you have a problem. I have a broad problem and some more specific problems. The general problem is about whether eating a healthy diet (whatever that means, which is controversial) will allow me to avoid various health problems, dis Anon69 Questions 2016/10/10
> those chickenshit republicans who ran away from Trump look dumb now. agreed. i'm glad i got on record that i wasn't one of them :) curi Forget The Trump Tape 2016/10/09
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> I get the impression that our knowledge about food’s effects on the human body are limited and not well understood. yes. and there's a lot of superstitions about food which are disguised as science. > Any ideas on this stuff? don't eat curi Questions 2016/10/09
I’m interested in learning whether I should eat certain foods for good health. I’m wondering if what I eat will affect my health for better or worse as I get older. I’ve heard claims that poor diet can lead to heart disease, diabetes, high bl Anon69 Questions 2016/10/09
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you're also making sloppy attacks to dismiss me you're not interested in what i have to say you call me anti-reason you're not treating a disagreement seriously i do not want you to learn that reason has limited power i disagree with you over Anonymous Brandon Sanderson vs. Criticism 2016/10/09
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detail: > what i'm saying is that #1 always works if you do it well enough. trying to jump to the big picture: > Should you 1) focus on improving the new idea (e.g. quit-school) or 2) try to understand the idea(s) behind the emotional conflic curi Questions 2016/10/08
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>> The example was supposed to illustrate how he *thinks* he’s figured it out, but in fact he hasn’t. He was mistaken that quitting-school was trivially right like the walk-to-the-kitchen example. > well what's the point? There was no point as Anonymous Questions 2016/10/08
> imagine if someone have told him his stories were shitty what, you mean like more or less everyone told him for the many, many years he got rejection after rejection and couldn't get published? Sanderson is very good in limited areas. He has l curi Brandon Sanderson vs. Criticism 2016/10/08
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Everyone attacking Trump from the right is pretending they were too stupid to know who they were supporting, because they are embarrassed now. curi Forget The Trump Tape 2016/10/08
Mike Pence attacked Trump too :( https://twitter.com/mike_pence/status/784799653547999234 My reply: Are you saying you had bad judgement about Trump, were totally surprised by this? Or you knew his character and wanted to be his VP anyway? curi Forget The Trump Tape 2016/10/08
> What are some of the main reasons people to hide their anger? some are: they think being angry is just how life is, it's normal and no big deal, and the thing to do is try to go on anyway. they think admitting their anger would admit weakne curi Questions 2016/10/08
> people fairly frequently vigorously deny being angry, then admit it a little later. Yeah, I’ve seen this happen. And I’ve done it myself in the past. What are some of the main reasons people to hide their anger? > i think it's (often) best Anon69 Questions 2016/10/08
how did you find my stuff if you don't mind me asking? curi Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/10/07
ok no problem. one of the main things is not to give up. people give up a lot. people usually deny they will give up, so they don't discuss it in advance. then when they do give up they don't want to talk anymore. one of the common problem curi Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/10/07
i'll drop the matter now. thanks for taking the criticism well. most people would not have. some context you may not know: people fairly frequently vigorously deny being angry, then admit it a little later. e.g. Tessa did this on FI list a few m curi Questions 2016/10/07
> are you interested in doing something about this underlying problem of lack of basic literacy skills? Yes. I'm new at this (thinking about philosophy, writing comments online). I was moving quickly and it introduced some mistakes. I'll try slowin Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/10/07
> you responded to comments about you being bad at reading – without giving it much thought (you just said) – by changing the topic. I think you misread it. I'm not sure if this helps but here's a play-by-play of my thoughts: You said I had a r Anon69 Questions 2016/10/07
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you responded to comments about you being bad at reading – without giving it much thought (you just said) – by changing the topic. to what? a loose reading is: i previously criticized you for posting anonymously. now you returned the "favor" curi Questions 2016/10/07
Hmm, I really didn't give much thought to what I quoted (echo'd). Aside from something like: let me just copy what was in the previous message to carry forward for context. I haven't developed much thinking on when and what to quote, so maybe I'm doin Anon69 Questions 2016/10/07
this is an echo from previous commentary on posting anonymously: > That was posted under "Anonymous" so I wouldn't have know you were careful not to say that. It would be helpful to use a consistent handle to avoid this problem. curi Questions 2016/10/07
> you echoed something back on purpose, where it doesn't fit quite right, to blame me and lash out I'm not following this. What did I echo back on purpose? What doesn't fit quite right? Anonymous Questions 2016/10/07
you echoed something back on purpose, where it doesn't fit quite right, to blame me and lash out. very blatant and stereotypical way to call me a hypocrite and to deflect cuz you were defensive. your ignorance and confusion about what's going on curi Questions 2016/10/07
>> That was posted under "Anonymous" so I wouldn't have know you were careful not to say that. It would be helpful to use a consistent handle to avoid this problem. > you are bitter and trying to attack. why should i try to help you if you're going Anonymous Questions 2016/10/07
> That was posted under "Anonymous" so I wouldn't have know you were careful not to say that. It would be helpful to use a consistent handle to avoid this problem. you are bitter and trying to attack. why should i try to help you if you're going to curi Questions 2016/10/07
> i was careful **not** to say that. i didn't say what to do. i talked about one thing that can work. you have a reading problem. i wrote: >> ONE way forward (not the only one) is to learn about the issues more thoroughly. That was posted under "A Anon69 Questions 2016/10/07
> You're saying not to focus on trying to figure out the unconscious ideas behind the emotion. Is that correct? i was careful **not** to say that. i didn't say what to do. i talked about one thing that can work. you have a reading problem. i wrote: curi Questions 2016/10/07
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> Bill Gates ought to know about this. He should know about DDT and that it's a better solution than a malaria vaccine? I think he might. From https://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates_unplugged/transcript?language=en: > So we've come up with a f Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/10/07
> when ppl find something trivially right, e.g. walking to the kitchen, they aren't emotionally conflicted about it. Make sense. You can't be emotionally conflicted if there are no emotion-related ideas in conflict, as illustrated in the simple cas Anon69 Questions 2016/10/07
when ppl find something trivially right, e.g. walking to the kitchen, they aren't emotionally conflicted about it. so your concern: > And if it does't resolve the emotional conflict, what's going on there? doesn't make much sense and you have curi Questions 2016/10/07
> what if i want to go my kitchen but i'm emotionally conflicted about walking there. maybe i should crawl. maybe walking is bad. > doesn't happen. people don't get emotionally conflicted about the sort of stuff they are so sure of they take it for g Anonymous Questions 2016/10/07
> And if it does't resolve the emotional conflict, what's going on there? What can be done to resolve it and change the emotion? what if i want to go my kitchen but i'm emotionally conflicted about walking there. maybe i should crawl. maybe walking Anonymous Questions 2016/10/07
> this method is not focused on investigating emotions yet it can address emotional problems. And if it does't resolve the emotional conflict, what's going on there? What can be done to resolve it and change the emotion? > PS this would be easie Anon69 Questions 2016/10/07
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It'd be better to keep those as far away as possible from the ability to use violence. the government shouldn't do them. someone else should. take violence seriously! Anonymous Mistaken Government Violence 2016/10/07
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i think you need to use examples. i'll give one but you need to learn to do this yourself to understand much stuff you read. Donald is a college student. he reads a book and some TCS stuff and decides school is bad. he wants to quit school. but Anonymous Questions 2016/10/07
>>> if you understood the goodness thoroughly – and it was thoroughly good – then you wouldn't feel bad about it. >>> so a good way to address this kind of critical questioning is generally to learn the issue better. >> What does it mean to *th Anonymous Questions 2016/10/07
> What does it mean to *thoroughly* understand the goodness of an idea? know more good stuff about it and more solutions to objections/problems/criticism/etc Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
oops, I messed up the quoting. Should be: >> Guessing this question leads to conjectures about the ideas behind the emotion. > one of the things behind the emotion is ignorance. > if you understood the goodness thoroughly – and it was thoroughl Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
> this is an appeal to readers regardless of *their* beliefs, not an indication of the author's beliefs. Ok, makes sense. >> Guessing this question leads to conjectures about the ideas behind the emotion. one of the things behind the emotion is Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
> He said "In any case, nature or nurture, there is no reason for pessimism". this is an appeal to readers regardless of *their* beliefs, not an indication of the author's beliefs. Elliot has written a variety of stuff on the side of nurture. Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
> it's you who objected to the essays' example about hair dye. you said it was only a superficial change. then you tried to build on top of your objection. Right, I was working out the consequences of that (apparently incorrect) interpretation of t Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
> Guessing this question leads to conjectures about the ideas behind the emotion. one of the things behind the emotion is ignorance. if you understood the goodness thoroughly – and it was thoroughly good – then you wouldn't feel bad about Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
More from http://fallibleideas.com/emotions: > Here is a rational way to use emotions in argument: "If doing that would be good, why do I feel bad about it? Do I have any ideas to change it slightly so that I'll feel good about it? If there is no w Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
i'm saying it doesn't make much sense to object to something an essay said, then try to draw conclusions *from your objection* instead of from the essay. it's you who objected to the essays' example about hair dye. you said it was only a superficia Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
> you're bickering with the example, then trying to a draw a conclusion in line with your bickering rather than in line with what the essay meant. There were parts of the essay where I honestly didn't know what was meant. There were other parts whe Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
> But emotions aren't just ideas from culture, they can arise from our own ideas as well. the issue was: > Emotions embody traditional knowledge "embody" means have some. not all. your emotions are partly from cultural traditions. > Is Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
More from http://fallibleideas.com/emotions > Some people are pessimistic about their ability to change their emotions. They think that emotions are biological or natural, and that emotions aren't ideas, knowledge or traditions. They think it follo Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
But emotions aren't just ideas from culture, they can arise from our own ideas as well. The sentence also says that "we don't have a full, conscious understanding of" emotions. Is that always the case? Later in the essay, it says that if you no Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
there are cultural traditions about how to treat children (and everyone else) which pass on various ideas including about emotions. Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
there are cultural traditions, e.g. throwing rice at weddings and falling in love. some are claimed to be biology, not tradition, by various haters of mankind. Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
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From http://fallibleideas.com/emotions > Emotions embody traditional knowledge which we don't have a full, conscious understanding of. Emotions are also fallible and possible to change. What does traditional knowledge mean? I looked up the dicti Anonymous Questions 2016/10/06
**Wwhenever** it doesn't match then think about what would match and at least form a quick guess at how to do better next time. FF Questions 2016/10/05
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> there are many, many large blocking issues that would be good to address first. but you can't address them all at once. and usually a single person has many large blockers, so you try to talk about one and another gets in the way. so you switch topi Anonymous Questions 2016/10/03
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> making no change i meant "making that change". and i meant shame isn't actually the full issue. it's the tip of the iceberg. curi Questions 2016/10/02
> What does it mean to "aim high"? Are you saying that what you're discussing is too advanced / not useful to them? no it means i have high standards. like i think stuff should be good or great. and other ppl think it should be mediocre and call th curi Questions 2016/10/02
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>> What's your point? The expression is silly and merits criticism. >Elliot criticized a literal interpretation of the expression. Even taken literally, it's not necessarily silly. If the girl is walking through a door, she is moving in a direc Different Anon Silly Song 2016/09/27
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>> i think most children are happy to conform. they are not being coerced as newborns when they are taught gender roles because they do not have conflicting ideas in their minds yet. > > then what's all the coercion for? do you mean gender role Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/24
> i think most children are happy to conform. they are not being coerced as newborns when they are taught gender roles because they do not have conflicting ideas in their minds yet. then what's all the coercion for? curi Parents at the Park 2016/09/24
> i'm sad that you dismissed everything else said because of a little mistake. you have no knowledge of what i did with the rest, and you are apparently dismissing this: http://curi.us/comments/show/6679 curi Parents at the Park 2016/09/24
ok. you didn't say always. but i don't even agree it requires frequent coercion. i think most children are happy to conform. they are not being coerced as newborns when they are taught gender roles because they do not have conflicting ideas in their m Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/24
> > you say "teach" but it **frequently** requires lots of force and coercion, for years, to get children to conform. > i do not agree it **always** does. (emphasis added) curi Parents at the Park 2016/09/24
>> if women have difficulty presenting themselves a certain way, say, wearing make up well, it's often because their parents were adverse to traditional gender roles and didn't teach them. > > you say "teach" but it frequently requires lots of forc Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/24
it's also bad if you don't recognize that disagreement-you-attribute-to-stupidity and disagreement-you-attribute-to-ignorance have a lot in common. if they are just disconnected, separate things in your mind that's bad. they have a lot in common (the curi Bad Thinking List 2016/09/24
sometimes people are stupid, ignorant, overreaching, etc. sometimes i notice, though i also sometimes don't think about it. a lot of problems i have in conversations are because i forget people are stupid, ignorant, irrational, have low standards, etc curi Bad Thinking List 2016/09/24
> a big categorization thing people do is they categorize disagreements. one they think of as the other guy being stupid, rather than as a disagreement. another is the other guy being ignorant, not a disagreement, in their mind. another is their kid " Anonymous Bad Thinking List 2016/09/24
> i think you are wrong that everyone can get jobs where they don't have to compromise. whether you have to compromise is a topic change from whether something is a compromise. recall that you wrote: >>> i don't remember suggesting compromise? curi Parents at the Park 2016/09/24
>> Girls do not leave in a world without gender roles and without social pressure to conform to those. > > defending teaching gender roles b/c ppl are under pressure to conform is a compromise. ok, i see what you mean now. i still think it's Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/24
>> Another interesting thing you didn't notice is that guys know the girl's face was made up. > > where did you get the idea that i didn't notice this? > > are you assuming i didn't notice 100% of the things i didn't write down here? i can't Anonymous Silly Song 2016/09/23
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I think you should reply to: http://curi.us/comments/show/6679 if you disagree, could you explain? i think we should make some effort to organize the discussion, get some perspective and context, set expectations, and decide where to focus ou curi Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
> Another interesting thing you didn't notice is that guys know the girl's face was made up. where did you get the idea that i didn't notice this? are you assuming i didn't notice 100% of the things i didn't write down here? as to the rest i curi Silly Song 2016/09/23
> I'm just curious if Ayn Rand sold out for money or not. not. her story doesn't say it's IMPOSSIBLE to live in the world. it presents some problems and difficulties. the character in the story fails (he may try again later and succeed, but he curi Comments on "Defending Capitalism against Ayn Rand" 2016/09/23
Joe loves 5 computer games. CS, LoL, dota2, war3, sc2. Billy says "hey wanna play overwatch?" Joe thinks "hey overwatch sounds fun, ok" and plays a bunch of overwatch with billy. Joe actually likes those other 5 games more and would have had curi Bad Thinking List 2016/09/23
> i think you have selective attention on popular things. the vast majority of controversial things are unpopular. such as? and how would you know about all these controversial things if they are not popular? :) and why didn't they become popul Anonymous Comments on "Defending Capitalism against Ayn Rand" 2016/09/23
>>> paying lots of attention to one thing someone mentioned (e.g. a video game) instead of to a bunch of others that are better but you aren't thinking about. >> >> Isn't it impossible to not do this? What you pay attention to depends on what you a Anonymous Bad Thinking List 2016/09/23
>> i'm not offended of criticism of parents. i wonder why you made this conclusion. > > your bald assertion about yourself is an appeal to authority, not an argument. there was no argument on your part either. i was asking how you reached the con Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
>>> i don't think you'll understand this. >> >> this is what conventional parents say to children. > > why are you here? you are hostile. what do you think you're going to accomplish? in what way is catching you doing something we both agree Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
> play is educational in general but that doesn't mean that particular play educates you about particular things. playing with a doll when you're 3 is not how you get good at parenting a baby and e.g. learn to hold a baby as an adult, many years later Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
> it's bizarre that you think someone who "identifies as a boy" was not taught gender roles. being a boy is a gender role. you seem to take these parents you don't like, who are doing various bad things, and then for some reason give them *credit* as Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
> What's your point? The expression is silly and merits criticism. Elliot criticized a literal interpretation of the expression. Even as literal interpretation it wasn't very good criticism. I doubt every guy in the party was facing the door. On Anonymous Silly Song 2016/09/23
> you sound like you are very very hostile to Objectivism. do you understand that you are contradicting Objectivism? do you have a refutation of Objectivism to offer? i wasn't thinking of objectivism. the idea that people's preferences are a manife Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
you're starting in the middle of a complex discussion. you may have history doing this and think it works. it can sorta work when people have enough in common. it generally works badly when there's major differences which result in assumed expectation curi Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
> have you considered that one can help people in ways that are actually helpful and good? that that's possible? that there's some better things to do that leave your kid figure life out on their own? i didn't suggest that. leaving your kid figurin Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
your bald assertion about yourself is an appeal to authority, not an argument. Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
> if you want to learn about this topic, you should start by giving some indication of what you think you know about TCS so far, and ask some questions to help make progress. discuss it in the context of trying to learn instead of the context of being Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
disagreeing with you does not constitute confusion. people are not simply controlled by memes. people also make choices and think for themselves. especially children. you sound like you are very very hostile to Objectivism. do you understand tha Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
> offer child a wider variety of things based on what you think she as an individual wants (rather than going by her group memberships such as "female"). thoughts: i think you are confused about what being an individual as everyone else is. eve Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/23
> this is what conventional parents say to children. why are you here? you are hostile. what do you think you're going to accomplish? Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
play is educational in general but that doesn't mean that particular play educates you about particular things. playing with a doll when you're 3 is not how you get good at parenting a baby and e.g. learn to hold a baby as an adult, many years later, Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
> i don't think you'll understand this. this is what conventional parents say to children. Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
> that role play is a dumb gender role thing. it's not useful for 3 year olds to do that. it doesn't seriously help them be good parents later. it's a ritual, not actual learning of useful skills that will come in handy later. and there's much better Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
lots of times people know a ton of other video games and could remember them and prioritize if they stopped and tried to. but they don't. they selectively focus on what's in front of them in stead of other stuff they DO know about. Anonymous Bad Thinking List 2016/09/22
> why respect, why not offer criticism? you can do that too. respect and criticism don't contradict. Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
> It is unclear to me what would you have done as a TCS parent. Would you offer criticism and tell the child the doll is not a fragile thing and it's OK to just drop it on the floor when she was trying to get on the trike? Would you help the child wit Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
> there is no contradiction in thinking that: > > 1) it was a mistake to teach the kid to value X > > 2) once the kid did value X, the parent should respect the kid's values why respect, why not offer criticism? Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
> So the child was role playing, learning how to take care of a baby, when you initially dismissed it as a dumb gender role thing. that role play is a dumb gender role thing. it's not useful for 3 year olds to do that. it doesn't seriously help th Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
> Early in your post you criticized gender roles that make the girl care. Gender roles the mother passed on. Now you think the mother should have noticed the daughter cared. Seems you are contracting yourself over what is important. there is no Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
> paying lots of attention to one thing someone mentioned (e.g. a video game) instead of to a bunch of others that are better but you aren't thinking about. Isn't it impossible to not do this? What you pay attention to depends on what you already k Anonymous Bad Thinking List 2016/09/22
> > i think she was very bad at explaining it and was not a patient helper > I disagree with your idea that parents should be super helpful. I think helping kids too much leads to learned helplessness. They lean on parents to solve problems for th Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
you're seriously trying to deny that girls and boys get different encouragement, treatment, advice, etc, regarding dolls? you think parents give equally many dolls, of the same types, to girls and boys? as to gender roles, if something teaches ge Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
> and dropped it into a little basket on the back of the trike that was like 2 inches above the ground > mom was unaware or uncaring that her daughter cared about the doll, and treated it very carefully Early in your post you criticized gender rol Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
> i think she was very bad at explaining it and was not a patient helper I disagree with your idea that parents should be super helpful. I think helping kids too much leads to learned helplessness. They lean on parents to solve problems for them in Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
> the girl is taught to treat a doll like it's special and important and fragile The Toy Story films are not about a girl, so I'm not sure about your theory that this particular doll problem is a girl specific thing. I do agree girls in general Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
> and the gender roles. none of the guys had this problem. they would play. the girl is taught priorities that get in her way. Thoughts: The gender roles might get in her way now she is a child, but having a parent who helps her ignore those rol Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
#6653 philosophy of science vs epistemology in general different types of writing (essay, blog post, book chapter that's an essay, impressive paper that's an essay someone created a postscript file of) school education vs. stuff you didn't le Anonymous Bad Thinking List 2016/09/22
What's your point? The expression is silly and merits criticism. Anonymous Silly Song 2016/09/22
> You're turning heads when you walk through the door It's an expression that means the person is the center of attention. In a society that values popularity, it's seen as a good thing. That's not the actual expression guys use in real life. Th Anonymous Silly Song 2016/09/22
Can you give examples for point one and point two in your list? Anonymous Bad Thinking List 2016/09/22
>the girl is taught to treat a doll like it's special and important and fragile ppl seriously do tell girls to be nice to dolly. they'll say: "Don't do that, that hurts dolly!" I think parents think they are teaching kid to not hurt real ppl Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
lefties think it is bad to try to get ppl from other cultures to assimilate to our culture. But that's basically what a lot of parenting is Anonymous Parents at the Park 2016/09/22
in some ways, everyone already knows this stuff. they know kids say "look at me" when they go on a slide or something, and they know tons of times the parent doesn't look, or humors his kid by looking but doesn't care. they know that they don't curi Parents at the Park 2016/09/21
What's an example of selective attention? Anonymous Bad Thinking List 2016/09/21
how i practice ssbm. video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B98VgycoAW0 curi Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/09/20
i think you have selective attention on popular things. the vast majority of controversial things are unpopular. why don't you research what she actually wrote early in her career since you think it has important Rand ideas in it. Anonymous Comments on "Defending Capitalism against Ayn Rand" 2016/09/19
> i don't understand why you think the early script writing was making money from Rand's ideas. Because due to her principles she wouldn't sell out. The writer in her story also couldn't sell out if he wanted. He couldn't shut off his mind. > t Anonymous Comments on "Defending Capitalism against Ayn Rand" 2016/09/19
i don't understand why you think the early script writing was making money from Rand's ideas. the story talks about some problems and pressures authors face. you are trying to take it as a logical syllogism about the impossibility of certain lifest Anonymous Comments on "Defending Capitalism against Ayn Rand" 2016/09/19
dictionary for "writer" > a person who writes books, stories, or articles as a job or regular occupation: Rand still did this after she finished Atlas Shrugged. Anonymous Comments on "Defending Capitalism against Ayn Rand" 2016/09/19
> i don't think you understood the story. maybe it doesn't make sense b/c you misunderstood what ideas it presented. Why do you think I didn't understand the story? What did I miss? >> She wrote scripts for Hollywood. > > relevance? The re Anonymous Comments on "Defending Capitalism against Ayn Rand" 2016/09/19
i don't think you understood the story. maybe it doesn't make sense b/c you misunderstood what ideas it presented. > She wrote scripts for Hollywood. relevance? > She gave up writing fiction after Atlas Shrugged. relevance? Anonymous Comments on "Defending Capitalism against Ayn Rand" 2016/09/18
> the story expressed a problem. the problem existed and still exists today. i don't see anything wrong with that. Where is the evidence that it existed and it still exists? Ayn Rand is no evidence of that problem existing. That was my point. The Anonymous Comments on "Defending Capitalism against Ayn Rand" 2016/09/18
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the story expressed a problem. the problem existed and still exists today. i don't see anything wrong with that. she made a living in hollywood b4 FH/AS, not by writing her ideas. i don't know what you're talking about with Rand giving up writin Anonymous Comments on "Defending Capitalism against Ayn Rand" 2016/09/18
Isn't the "The Simplest Story in the World" a lie? Ayn Rand made a living as a writer, even before writing The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Both books sold well. She became famous. She also made a living as a philosopher, when she gave up writing. Anonymous Comments on "Defending Capitalism against Ayn Rand" 2016/09/18
> Do you think having no pain while studying new complex stuff is possible? yes curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/09/12
> Why would you ignore it? #6630 Conventional people ignore the suffering that comes with learning, continue studying & achieve in life. Do you think having no pain while studying new complex stuff is possible? Or do the geniuses call the "pain" FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/09/12
Why does no one actually want to learn enough to read through some links? Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2016/09/12
why are there no comments on this wonderful piece? Anonymous Conflict, Criticism, Learning, Reason 2016/09/11
why are there no comments on this wonderful piece? Anonymous XX 2016/09/11
solve problems instead of ignoring them! Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/09/11
@#6628 i think you may be mixing up who is who in different parts of the discussion because multiple people posted as "Anonymous". it's hard to tell what you mean though. do you mean that curi is the one being misunderstood or doing the misundersta Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/09/11
Why would you ignore it? I wonder if you don't mean ignore. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/09/11
How do you differentiate between bad feeling causes by coercion and bad feeling that should be ignored? I made a conscious choice to learn math after a lot of thinking. But I still get weird bad feelings when I do math.Lets say Math is super import FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/09/11
> you're saying lots of typical things. if you're so special *demonstrate it*. do something different. still waiting. shrug. he is. you just interprate everything as convention so you don't see it. even when he explicitly asks you to stop doing tha Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/09/11
I wanted to change the banner to say "Curiosity" instead of "CURI". I tried for a while but was unable to find a way to generate more letters like the old banner. So I figured out how to upload a font, Apple Chancery, which I think is pretty decent. I curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/09/10
> how do you tell new ppl ur rly great and have them listen or believe you at all? "hi i'm the best living philosopher" does not go over well at all. I asked Rami a million questions when he called you the best Philosopher ever. It is hard to diges FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/09/10
I liked the earlier title format. Maybe you changed it " curiosity " to clear confusion. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/09/10
Should an average joe buy an iPhone? Android phones are cheaper, more specs, bigger screens, better camera, more freedom. I was an apple fan before.. I think I am liking Android more now. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/09/09
I tweeted to them. curi Trump Videos 2016/09/09
Realistically, I don't know how to get in touch with those people. If you do, please send it! curi Trump Videos 2016/09/09
Seminal Ideas expressed powerfully Dr. Joyce Block Trump Videos 2016/09/09
I signed up. FF Fallible Ideas Newsletter 2016/09/06
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Our-World-The-American-Inquisition-466949 Why do people want to be BDS bigots? How do they rationalize it to themselves? curi Questions 2016/09/06
so what should you do? is it best to just ignore them? Anonymous Hard To Help 2016/09/05
> What kind(s) of help did you mean? help not having bad lives. Anonymous Hard To Help 2016/09/05
> What kind(s) of help did you mean? the beginning of infinity kind. you help them travel and then they fight with their family on the plane ride home. you are talking about very limited help that doesn't change much relative to what could be ch Anonymous Hard To Help 2016/09/05
@#6611 you are talking about a baby and the last paragraph of the blog post. the last paragraph of the blog post specifies "adults". Anonymous Hard To Help 2016/09/05
What kind(s) of help? Anonymous Hard To Help 2016/09/05
I agree 100% with this post. I have started seeing this in me and others. FF Hard To Help 2016/09/05
#6611 In general, babies who walk earlier than other babies are doing it because they want to walk and the non-walking babies don't want to. Anonymous Hard To Help 2016/09/05
Consider a baby that doesn't know how to walk yet. Wouldn't it be weird to say crawling (not walking) is "what they want" (they don't want walking)? That's kinda what the last para sounds like to me. Anonymous Hard To Help 2016/09/05
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/31/text-donald-trumps-speech-in-phoenix-on-illegal-immigration/ Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/09/03
you're boring. Anonymous Ayn Rand like Gail Wynand? 2016/08/31
#6607 I didn't say Rand likes fools. Re "crap": she could have some mistakes that other people also have. Example, she's pro-love. Why? Static memes. She got some static memes and she didn't get rid of all of the ones she got. Anonymous Ayn Rand like Gail Wynand? 2016/08/31
why would Rand like fools and crap? her books contradict the hell out of them, it's just not crystal clear to fools. Anonymous Ayn Rand like Gail Wynand? 2016/08/31
> You will say Rand didn't flatter fools on purpose. True. But, intentionally or not, it seems her books do contain a lot of material that's very appealing to fools. She put in something they like. And in most cases the thing they like is not Objectiv Anonymous Ayn Rand like Gail Wynand? 2016/08/31
https://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/50i1t9/its_funny_how_smash_totally_breaks_down_age/ Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/31
Simple stuff FF Open Thread 2016/08/28
https://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/3zx2wy/character_representation_in_the_top_100_players/ nice data. notice there's no doc. (shroomed is great and used to main doc but hardly touches doc anymore so that didn't get counted). the 1 yo curi SSBM Tier List 2016/08/26
Peach is above Falcon for top 8. Falcon gets more tournament placings when you let in 9th places. (They both beat Puff because they're more popular. It doesn't mean they're better.) Falcon would be my top guess at a tier 1 character from the tie curi SSBM Tier List 2016/08/26
I found data! This is cool! https://smashboards.com/rankings/melee/league/teams Things I noticed: link has some decent popularity when you show All tournament placings, but drops way down when you filter by placing high. Doc and Game&Watch di curi SSBM Tier List 2016/08/26
[8/25/16, 11:54:32 PM] curi: i've been practicing marth stuff like [8/25/16, 11:55:09 PM] curi: wd FF to ledge. i rarely do the FF in games. i'm more than 50% consistent at this in practice. when i started it i was near 0% – would time FF wrong or curi Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/26
@#6598 http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/coulter-forcefully-denies-split-with-trump/ Anonymous In Trump We Trust 2016/08/25
Ann Coulter seems to be disappointed with trump on Immigration now.. Did you follow what happened? FF In Trump We Trust 2016/08/25
I am reading Curi's older blog posts on spreeder now. I have reduced the speeds to 310 wpm so I can retain and grasp more of what I read. FF Speed Reading is a Core Life Skill 2016/08/25
Speed Reading Success Story Anonymous Speed Reading is a Core Life Skill 2016/08/24
Now I am using 450 Wpm speed to read lengthy news articles.. I usually skim news and look for key words but Spreeding is much more fun. FF Speed Reading is a Core Life Skill 2016/08/24
> He managed to drag Leonor (who is banned, dangerous and unwanted) into comments. I didn't exactly drag her.. I mentioned that I forwarded her crit to Curi Blog and she asked your permission to post on your blog > You said it was a bad idea > she FF Questions 2016/08/24
I read 3 chunk words at 300 wpm.. That was fun.. (spreeder) I will slowly increase the speed as I improve. FF Speed Reading is a Core Life Skill 2016/08/23
> Moving eyes rapidly like REM will hurt my eye. you didn't even try to look up what RSVP is. you don't move your eyes to speed read. that's part of why it works! speed reading isn't stressful if you don't go at your max speed. if you can read Anonymous Speed Reading is a Core Life Skill 2016/08/23
> speed reading with low comprehension can still be good. Okay. > say you could read a book in 10 hours with 50% comprehension. > or you could read it in 5 hours with 35% comprehension. That would be awesome. > reading it twice at t FF Speed Reading is a Core Life Skill 2016/08/23
speed reading with low comprehension can still be good. say you could read a book in 10 hours with 50% comprehension. or you could read it in 5 hours with 35% comprehension. reading it twice at the faster speed could be more comprehension in Anonymous Speed Reading is a Core Life Skill 2016/08/23
Did you get the email I sent to Rami yet? FF Questions 2016/08/23
> if a book would take 10 hours to read normally, then with speed reading you could read it in 5 or fewer hours. it's not a couple minute difference. Hmmm..You are right. But you need good guessing about what the author is saying and comprehension FF Speed Reading is a Core Life Skill 2016/08/23
if a book would take 10 hours to read normally, then with speed reading you could read it in 5 or fewer hours. it's not a couple minute difference. Anonymous Speed Reading is a Core Life Skill 2016/08/23
I am kinda good with sped up audio but on text reading I am slow. I don't believe in saving little time here and there.. I like saving big.. If I am going to waste 4 hours I should save that first before straining my eyes and brain trying to save a FF Speed Reading is a Core Life Skill 2016/08/23
It must be a really great book if you liked it.. wow FF In Trump We Trust 2016/08/23
GL = Holmes Leonard FF Questions 2016/08/22
> PS Rami invited FF into my life. Rami kinda invited a person.. You know who.. (GL) who harasses me a lot. Do I blame him? No FF Questions 2016/08/22
Reply to Curi's latest post on me FF Questions 2016/08/22
I do that too.. Saying "yes" is a lie that is conventionally accepted.. Saying no is important. These things are new concepts to me. I like them a lot. I had also liked the concept of "exposing my understanding to criticism" earlier FF Dishonest Conflict Avoidance 2016/08/22
I have sent clarifications to Rami. FF Questions 2016/08/22
Yes. Anonymous Dishonest Conflict Avoidance 2016/08/22
http://www.truthrevolt.org/commentary/glick-soros-campaign-global-chaos Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/22
Can I stop signing? FF Questions 2016/08/21
Can I be anonymous? FF Questions 2016/08/20
> don't be so helpless. get your own motor to power your life. I am not talking about my life. I am talking about not getting banned and getting my questions answered. > you're begging for some authority to run your life for you. I am trying FF Questions 2016/08/20
don't be so helpless. get your own motor to power your life. > I don't know what I am supposed to do!! you're begging for some authority to run your life for you. Anonymous Questions 2016/08/20
Why did someone say this " you could review some of the problems you've run into and consider solutions and write about what you come up with." if they had no intention to reply and continue the discussion? Strange.. I don't know what I am suppos FF Questions 2016/08/20
Reposting with proper quotes FF Questions 2016/08/20
> you frequently quote incorrectly. look at your post. see how it's wrong? plz stop doing that. I used to be worse before. I think avoiding the errors that I made above need more effort. I don't really know why this happens. My guess is that people FF Questions 2016/08/20
you frequently quote incorrectly. look at your post. see how it's wrong? plz stop doing that. Anonymous Questions 2016/08/20
My comments on some FI post: > as usual it's utter bullshit to make claims like this about particular past discussions without quotes and references. no one can argue with you. you're just saying something happened sometime. no details. Tr FF Questions 2016/08/20
No comments? Did I say anything wrong/offensive? How should I proceed? FF Questions 2016/08/19
Problem: LG wants me to agree on her opinions on FI but doesn't want me to put them up for crit. Anonymous finds it slandering I think. Solution: Ignore the stuff LG says if I am not allowed to put it for crit and noone wants to crit it here. FF Questions 2016/08/19
you could review some of the problems you've run into and consider solutions and write about what you come up with. Anonymous Questions 2016/08/19
" i recommend people stay the hell away from him. " How can change this? There must be some path forward? FF Questions 2016/08/18
Maybe I came off as hostile and creative in trying not learn. I seem to have posted a lot of garbage instead of asking clarifying questions and being curious. FF Questions 2016/08/18
Writing my post on the notepad first and checking whether I am being a troll or not might be helpful. What do you think? FF Questions 2016/08/18
smash vs overwatch curi Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/18
Clinton Cash book curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/17
Path forward? Any suggestions? FF Questions 2016/08/17
anymore = anything FF Questions 2016/08/17
I add FF all the time. Is there anymore more I can do to persuade FI members to reply? Should I stop posting my Ill-informed ignorant thoughts here? I think some of my posts on Iran and others (LG,Trump,Elliot) made me sound like a troll here FF Questions 2016/08/17
You recommend getting a Microwave a lot on FI. My previous microwave disappointed me a lot so I am unsure about it. I found all the other options Grill, convection and combos to be shit features. I was stupid and expected it to function like a t FF Questions 2016/08/17
also: a parent with no clue about games is failing his children. about as much as a parent who has never visited any toystores and has no idea what toys exist and no idea how to help his children find good toys they would like. or a parent who doesn't curi Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> Of those, is SSBM the best for someone who literally hasn't played any video game since Myst, sometime in the mid 90's, to start with? Or is one of the other ones better? what attributes are you looking for? one attribute is how much Elliot kn curi Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
Why is the above comment in a black box? FF Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> stuff like counterstrike, starcraft, dota, smash and streetfighter would be examples to look at. Of those, is SSBM the best for someone who literally hasn't played any video game since Myst, sometime in the mid 90's, to start with? Or is one of PAS Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
if i had no knowledge of sports, but knew that millions of people really liked them, i would check it out. you seem to have no knowledge of esports, know that millions of people really like it, but don't want to check it out. why? do you have Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
>> Do you propose an alternate search criteria? > > you haven't said any search criteria you used. you should do that before expecting anyone to tell you *alternate* criteria. I think the suggestion, "peer recommendations of socially popular game PAS Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> I think "hater" is what I especially don't think fits. There's lots of stuff I don't personally want to do that I don't hate. oh this appears to just be that you're unfamiliar modern internet usage of the word "hater". just read it as more lik Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
>>> or maybe that's how it started and now you're an irrational hater. >> >> I don't think so, but could be. > >why don't you think so? that's basically the story you told. bad experiences, gave up. can't logically argue against games, just don't PAS Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> Do you propose an alternate search criteria? you haven't said any search criteria you used. you should do that before expecting anyone to tell you *alternate* criteria. a good initial search criteria is to look for the *best*, *modern*, *elec Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> > or maybe that's how it started and now you're an irrational hater. > I don't think so, but could be. why don't you think so? that's basically the story you told. bad experiences, gave up. can't logically argue against games, just don't lik Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> Poems sound kinda boring too. you also expect everyone you interact with is stupid. so if their example appears stupid to you, then you just proceed. you don't think "why would he write a stupid example? maybe there's a reason i don't know about Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> Poems sound kinda boring too. you don't seem to have any awareness of the role of poets in history. you're too ignorant even to realize there's something there you don't know about. or too uncurious to look into it. yet you'll write dismissiv Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> Do you have an argument / explanation why I would find games with a different search criteria to be enjoyable? why are you focusing on emotions? your emotional makeup sucks. Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> > once upon a time approximately everyone was stuck farming. they were doing stuff directly beneficial to their lives. and they didn't learn much. > Farming sounds boring. I've never actually tried it, but it doesn't sound like the kind of inter Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> It's true I am relatively conservative by some standards. But I'm also a risk taker by other standards. I'm not sure where I sit objectively on the risky vs. conservative scale. you misunderstood. you are thinking about conservative vs. risk curi Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> the relevant category may not be *games* but *games found by certain search criteria* – such as peer recommendations of socially popular games combined with pressure. I sought out & tried some stuff on my own, but not a ton. Do you propose a PAS Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> once upon a time approximately everyone was stuck farming. they were doing stuff directly beneficial to their lives. and they didn't learn much. Farming sounds boring. I've never actually tried it, but it doesn't sound like the kind of interestin PAS Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> it's foolish to only do "Stuff where the output matters directly to my life". then the stakes keep you doing conservative strategies and limit experimentation. It's true I am relatively conservative by some standards. But I'm also a risk taker by PAS Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
the relevant category may not be *games* but *games found by certain search criteria* – such as peer recommendations of socially popular games combined with pressure. or maybe that's how it started and now you're an irrational hater. Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
if i'm banned i'm not FI community so stop talking about me like i was. agreed? leave me alone if you want to be left alone. Leo Questions 2016/08/16
> lumping together lots of different games is ridiculous. they very wildly. Yes, they vary wildly. I did not want to lump all games together; it ended up as the only theory I had that fit the data. For a while I thought, I just didn't enjoy *s PAS Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
once upon a time approximately everyone was stuck farming. they were doing stuff directly beneficial to their lives. and they didn't learn much. a few were able to live a life of relative luxury. this gave them time to write poems and do other leis Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
@#6533 sounds like you're facing some flaws that get in the way of SSBM. and you'd face many flaws to ever get good at philosophy. you don't really know what playing the game is like and block the project from the start without finding out. y curi Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
I don't want to because I have not really enjoyed games of any sort for a very long time. They're not fun / interesting. This has seemed to be true whether the game is chance oriented or high skill dependent, slow or fast paced, primarily physical or PAS Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> What if I don't want to learn smash bros? why? Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
Have you asked any smash brothers players if they are interested in philosophy? FF Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
> if you can't learn smash bros, i doubt you'll ever learn philosophy. What if I don't want to learn smash bros? PAS Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2016/08/16
tripped FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
> sharing a person's ideas is gossip. I think sharing a person's weird actions might be gossip.. EG: Rami Mallone trip and fell near the Big Ben. FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
> as i explained, it's gossip. I don't think so.. atleast I don't consider it gossip. Talking and critting Rand's ideas aren't gossip.. How is it gossip when your ideas get shared? > sharing a person's ideas is gossip. I don't think so. FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
> FF: don't use my blog to post other people's private info. if you want to betray leonor or others, do it somewhere else. I don't want to betray LG or anybody. I think sharing philosophy for crit is very important.. I shouldn't accept info wi FF Questions 2016/08/16
Leo: you are banned. you are trespassing. leave. curi Questions 2016/08/16
> Me posting your essayish rant isn't gossip. as i explained, it's gossip. sharing a person's ideas is gossip. "essayish rant" dismissing hatefully what my ideas without argument or crit. how cute. > People on FI had BCC'd you posts and c Leo Open Thread 2016/08/16
People on FI had BCC'd you posts and claimed that you have intrusive preferences right? FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
stop talking about me on FI and calling me FI community then. leave me alone if i'm not welcome in your life. it is not fair to crit me and then not want to hear from me. no, i'm not opening a blog for you and your followers to trash me anony Leo Questions 2016/08/16
> you want to rationalize being a common person that likes to gossip. "oh, i'm not just a common person, i know philosophy so it's ok to the same thin common people who don't know philosophy do." lol.. Me posting your essayish rant isn't gossi FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
> I was irritated with opposing ideas and wanted to get it cleared. I was being whimsical which is bad. I stopped after a while. you make no sense. Leo Open Thread 2016/08/16
> why are you not posting my crits anymore? i guess it gave pleasure you when it was betrayal but now i turned the tables is not fun anymore. It didn't give me pleasure. I was irritated with opposing ideas and wanted to get it cleared. I was bei FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
why am not welcome here? why do i upset you? Leo Questions 2016/08/16
> no comment on the rest. i just wanted to speak about doxing. i'd comments on the rest. what makes you believe your best friends will never doxe you? if people are fallible and can always change can't they go anyway, for good or evil? what make Leo Open Thread 2016/08/16
> #6512 you said the opposite. i'm glad to hear you didn't mean it as written and it was only miscommunication. LG understood it the way it was supposed to. Maybe I wrote it with errors. " 1. I don't need to ask for consent if the info being sha FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
FF trying to impress Elliot Leo Open Thread 2016/08/16
Leonor: leave. You're not welcome here. FF: don't use my blog to post other people's private info. if you want to betray leonor or others, do it somewhere else. curi Questions 2016/08/16
#6512 you said the opposite. i'm glad to hear you didn't mean it as written and it was only miscommunication. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/08/16
> if you share someone's street address or phone number i will consider you a violent criminal and bitter enemy for life. that kind of posting is used to either harass people in person or to threaten it. it intimidates and scares people about IRL viol FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
> #6508 Does anyone want to crit what LG said? Does FI agree with her? On what points do you agree and what points do you have disagreement? > there's less harm in sharing what you call "private stuff". The stuff I listed is what people n FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
>> can't you ignore a person with a bad tic? ignore my anger. > > anger = wanting to hurt. i disagree. anger is just an expression of hurt. i use it to defend myself not to attack. how can i hurt you with words? you're immune to that kind Anonymous Questions 2016/08/16
ABSOLUTELY NO DOXING curi Open Thread 2016/08/16
FF and consent Leo Open Thread 2016/08/16
> lol you're cute when you worry like this > i think elliot would not trust your word on this, he'd have to use his own means He should use other methods but he accused me of impersonating in some post without doing that. I should clarify wh FF Questions 2016/08/16
> can't you ignore a person with a bad tic? ignore my anger. anger = wanting to hurt. trying to hurt people isn't ignorable. it means putting creativity into attacking. defense is required. trying to out anonymous people is an example of som curi Questions 2016/08/16
FF is worried Leo Questions 2016/08/16
I was being whimsical.. that was bad. Can someone explain to me about consent? When I get whimsical I go to my default mode. My default mode on consent is:- 1. I don't need to ask for consent if the info being shared isn't too private (Eg: FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
cause Leo Questions 2016/08/16
> can i post? why? it sounds like a bad idea to me because you have a history of trying to hurt people via your posting, such as by trying to out anonymous posters. you also have a history of getting angry. curi Questions 2016/08/16
The above comment is **NOT** me. #6500 I am not trying to impersonate LG FF Questions 2016/08/16
tralala Leo Questions 2016/08/16
Betrayal FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
> 4. the comments on my blog were hostile and destructive and i want my > story to remain private until it's finished. i don't thrive on crit > but on support. and why do you think i should care what benefits you? this is dishonest. the commen Anonymous Open Thread 2016/08/16
Leonor Gomes's Crit of Curi FF Open Thread 2016/08/16
LG's Crit of FI FF Open Thread 2016/08/15
Leonor Gomes's Crit of FI FF Open Thread 2016/08/15
Leonor Gomes's Crit of FI FF Open Thread 2016/08/15
Leonor Gomes's Crit of FI FF Open Thread 2016/08/15
I googled the meaning > If you seem to be confronting a contradiction, then at least one of your relevant beliefs is false. How does this answer my question? FF Questions 2016/08/15
> in #6479 i quoted your question and put an answer below it. i answered it for the second time. you are so blind you still cannot see it. You told me to speak for myself and check my premises.. You didn't answer about why we get overclocked when FF Questions 2016/08/15
it makes total sense to seek out advice from doctor's about medical matters. you have need of medicine but don't want to learn about it yourself. in politics, it makes less sense. if you don't want to learn about politics yourself, no problem, you curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/15
Re: Re: all about authority Buddyster Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/14
> So no CP finding? If Iran wants a deal in return for not developing nukes... It shouldn't get them? The Iranian govt wants to destroy the state of Israel and exterminate all its inhabitants. The Iranian govt also wants to destroy the US. The Iran Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/14
> he's careless when it comes to nuclear holocausts. > i recommend people stay the hell away from him. You are discouraging crit and discussions by saying these things. You seem to want automatic agreement. That is bad. FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
> if FF were trying to learn then he'd read up on the topic. for example, he would have found and read the blog post here covering the Iran deal. Maybe.. But the post may/maynot have answered my questions. > he's careless when it comes to nucle FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
if FF were trying to learn then he'd read up on the topic. for example, he would have found and read the blog post here covering the Iran deal. he's careless when it comes to nuclear holocausts. i recommend people stay the hell away from him. curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
You get touchy when it comes to politics. Am I wrong about that? Should I change my mind without presenting my ideas and questions about certain stuff. Asking questions is important. I don't know what comment of mine made you think I am atta FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
in #6479 i quoted your question and put an answer below it. i answered it for the second time. you are so blind you still cannot see it. literally i quoted your question and answered below it, and then you re-ask the identical question, word for wo Anonymous Questions 2016/08/13
> you are an ignorant fool who knows nothing of world affairs. you belligerently attack the USA, and Taking Children Seriously, while advocating ideas that will result in genocide. I attacked TCS?!! I promote Genocide!! If you want to explain to FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
> So no CP finding? If Iran wants a deal in return for not developing nukes... It shouldn't get them? you are an ignorant fool who knows nothing of world affairs. you belligerently attack the USA, and Taking Children Seriously, while advocating id curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
> when you write "we" you speak for others. Okay.. But what is the answer to my question. Why does that happen? You didn't answer that. FF Questions 2016/08/13
when you write "we" you speak for others. > Why does that happen? > > check your premises. Anonymous Questions 2016/08/13
Me and Rami- > FF: What do you think of nationalism ? Patriotism ? > RR: Same logic as racism > RR: you think that defending liberalism needs patriotism? why? > RR: so then switch pride for one's nation with pride for one's ideals (liberalism) FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
> because we won WWI, WWII, and the cold war. and we didn't start any of those. So no CP finding? If Iran wants a deal in return for not developing nukes... It shouldn't get them? Many countries have developed nukes and USA hasn't been able to FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
> check your premises. and speak for yourself. I am speaking for myself & others who experience it. Why does that happen? FF Questions 2016/08/13
> Why does US get to decide who should have nukes and who shouldn't? because we won WWI, WWII, and the cold war. and we didn't start any of those. and anyway Iran funds terrorists. Iran is actively causing violence. and Iran is actively threate Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
> If I wanted to answer the question "What kind of temperament should a president possess?" or maybe "What kind of temperament would be dangerous in a president?", who would I ask? think for yourself instead of picking an authority to trust. > T curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
> Why are we wiser when we advise or crit others and dumb otherwise? check your premises. and speak for yourself. Anonymous Questions 2016/08/13
You say Iran deal is bad. Why does US get to decide who should have nukes and who shouldn't? PS: I am not saying Iran should get nukes. FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
In my opinion Curi is trying to elect Trump for 1% good and 99% evil instead of Hillary (100% evil according to him) FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
What about Trumps making a better deal on debt? That is said to be risky Trump asking Mexico to pay for the wall.. Mexico is NOT ready to pay for it. Trump being loose on healthcare. Trump being Anti-freedom. He has made many comments about FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
Why are we wiser when we advise or crit others and dumb otherwise? Will talking to yourself as a different person (like giving advise to yourself) help? FF Questions 2016/08/13
Re: all about authority Buddyster Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/13
maybe dishonesty and disinterest. Anonymous Questions 2016/08/12
What emotions/ideas block people from progress the most? Anonymous Questions 2016/08/12
Ayn Rand life video "Draw my life" style By The Atlas Society https://www.facebook.com/AtlasSociety/videos/10154157345240351/ ff Questions 2016/08/12
Correction: remove "power" from neutral things. FF Open Thread 2016/08/11
Freedom, Science & Technology, Freedom from religion etc - all these things can be used for bad stupid stuff.. These things don't care about morality. They are neutral power things that help progress. Humans should possess morality while using thes FF Open Thread 2016/08/11
> Atheism isn't responsible if people behave stupidly. atheism is a word which refers to millions of people behaving stupidly and dozens who aren't. the stupid ones have slaughtered millions of people. so it's understandable that it's a smear. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/08/11
People can blame freedom too similarly.. Freedom shouldn't be infringed if some idiots do something bad. FF Open Thread 2016/08/11
I think atheism is neutral just like science. People need to have morality separately to prevent bad stuff. When people giveup religion they should have kept some of their morals and improved on some. Atheism isn't responsible if people behave stup FF Open Thread 2016/08/11
when Christianity is a major part of civilization, and people reject it and then slaughter millions ... they absolutely are to be blamed. atheism has consequences. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/08/11
> Individuals? No Lenin, no Communism, no 40 million dead. No Mao, no 70 million dead. -DH I doubt that.. The ideas were prevalent and someone else would have taken their place.. FF Open Thread 2016/08/11
> All the great atrocities of the modern age until now have been committed by atheists - Nazis & Marxists. - David Horowitz Why should atheism be blamed for this? Atheism has no religious book.. No instructions.. It is stupid evil Ideas that FF Open Thread 2016/08/11
all about authority curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/10
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I take the (#6446) comment back.. I googled.. FF Open Thread 2016/08/10
> Israel is rich and religious too. The orthodox jews hate Israel.. Isn't Israel mostly secular Jewish? FF Open Thread 2016/08/10
Israel is rich and religious too. i kinda skimmed and saw no interesting idea about WHY countries are rich or poor. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/08/10
Oops.. I didn't know it was that long when I copied! FF Open Thread 2016/08/10
Here is a transcript: 0:00There are 196 countries in the world. 25 of them are very rich, defined as having 0:06an average wealth per person of over $100,000 a year. 0:10They are: 0:12But far more countries are quite poor, and some - which we FF Open Thread 2016/08/10
you didn't give any summary or say anything you think is good or bad about it. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/08/10
Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich By ADB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-4V3HR696k An animated 8 min video on "Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich" Does anyone want to crit it? FF Open Thread 2016/08/10
>shrugging isn't how you learn things better. The shrug was meant to express the doubt / uncertainty about whether the point was worth bringing up in the original hypothetical response to the pro-induction people. Did you read it a different way Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/09
shrugging isn't how you learn things better. Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/09
> They will say "Why are you bringing this up now? I didn't do anything wrong right now" this doesn't *make* you. it's a request. Anonymous Moving On From Fights 2016/08/09
make (someone) do something against their will. "she was forced into early retirement" FF Moving On From Fights 2016/08/09
> no, you seem confused. you seem to regard "all swans are white" as a conclusion of an inductive thought process. that is, someone did use induction to get an idea (they just got the wrong answer). I guess I meant that if you believe a theory is t Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/09
Lets say someone broke my computer.. I will start arguing with that person.. I will ask an explanation for that behavior & what goes inside their brain while doing that and I will suggest options to solve that problem. They will make me explain a FF Moving On From Fights 2016/08/09
> Some force you to forget what happened. They will say "Why are you bringing this up now? I didn't do anything wrong right now" you don't know what "force" means. you should find out and use it correctly. it's an important word similar to "violenc Anonymous Moving On From Fights 2016/08/09
Also when they are in a good mood they forget the bad in the person they had fights with. Some force you to forget what happened. They will say "Why are you bringing this up now? I didn't do anything wrong right now" FF Moving On From Fights 2016/08/09
> Hmm...I guess my response to such people would be: whether inductive arguments are "usually" right is irrelevant/coincidental because no one as ever done induction. There's also the issue of no way to know if something is "right" in the ultimate sen Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/09
Thanks, that's helpful. > that focuses on a fraction of induction. it's sometimes called "enumerative induction". I googled enumerative induction...it seems to relate to generalization. E.g. I observe 100 white swans, so I "infer" all swans are Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/09
that focuses on a fraction of induction. it's sometimes called "enumerative induction". there are a variety of other inductive ideas including "the future resembles the past", "data points us in the direction of scientific laws", "correlation hints curi Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/09
> a big idea from popper is that induction is false Many years ago I read some Popper but haven't thought about it much for awhile. Maybe I can attempt to summarize to see if I have it right... Induction (aka inductive reasoning) is the mistaken Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/09
> I'm not sure. Why do you ask? lots of people say they want to learn this stuff, then they find out it's substantial and quickly quit. --- a big idea from popper is that induction is false. a big idea from TCS is that children are people Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/08
>>> do you want to learn about Popper or TCS? >> Sure! > why? A lot of the ideas I've read here seem good, so if Popper and TCS are related, I'm interested. > what do you want to know? Hmm, what are the most important ideas from Poppe Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/08
> > do you want to learn about Popper or TCS? > Sure! why? what do you want to know? do you have questions? why didn't you bring it up on your own initiative if you want to learn about it? how persistent are you going to be? > I'm not sure Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/08
> Any suggestions on where to start? breitbart and front page mag authors. there's a few things on this blog too. Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/08
> the point is the post is not saying "from this example, we learn [general point]". > it's saying here is an example of a general point Elliot's already been talking about for years. Ah ok. I guess from a newcomer's perspective, the title can Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/08
> start what? curi asked "are you familiar with Popper and TCS?". Thinking about it more, I'm not sure why he was asking. Perhaps he was going to elaborate on something after I answer? Maybe I should I have answered with a similar yes/no. > do y Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/08
RE: terrorism / obamacare / economy above, I'd like to go check for myself about each point made. E.g. look into the specifics and primary sources, etc. I guess I could just start googling and see where that leads me. It might take a lot of time Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/08
start what? do you want to learn about Popper or TCS? the point is the post is not saying "from this example, we learn [general point]". it's saying here is an example of a general point Elliot's already been talking about for years. Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/08
>are you familiar with Popper and TCS? A little but probably best to start with the basics. Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/08
obama is a criminal traitor. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438744/iran-ransom-payment-president-obama-broke-law-sending-cash-iran Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/08
long sentences are more confusing and confused. less clear, readable. Anonymous Questions 2016/08/08
yes, some. if you know of a good criticism, you can share it. Anonymous Political Bribes 2016/08/08
Why do you dislike long sentences? Is it because they(Long sentences) hide confusion and lack of understanding well? FF Questions 2016/08/08
> For centuries, artists produced ‘memento mori’, works of art that would remind their viewers of death and usually featured a skull or an hourglass. The point of these works wasn’t to make people despair, but to help them use the thought of dea FF Questions 2016/08/08
Have you checked the anti-trump sites for crit? Asking Pro-trump people or weak lefties might not help. FF Political Bribes 2016/08/08
follow this instead: step 1: eat food you like. step 2: only consider any changes if you actually have a clear problem in your life. step 3: only make changes directly relevant to the problem you're trying to solve. only believe info that mak Anonymous Questions 2016/08/08
I tweeted this first. I liked it enough to blog it. Then I added links. Now it's better than the tweet. Twitter wouldn't let me put in the links due to space. Plus on twitter you can't make a word be a link. curi Political Bribes 2016/08/08
> yes. TONS of the "health" stuff is. you can't trust anything telling you how to eat. So what should I follow instead? > Glycemic index, GI, is calculated based on how quickly carbohydrates in food lead to an elevation of your blood sugar. Th FF Questions 2016/08/08
> But I do believe that slow digesting carbs are better than carbs that gets absorbed quickly. Is that fake science too? yes. TONS of the "health" stuff is. you can't trust anything telling you how to eat. Anonymous Questions 2016/08/08
> stop listening to propaganda myths about "healthy" food and "nutrition". it's fake science. I ignore most of the "New Study Says" stuff, organic & superfood stuff. But I do believe that slow digesting carbs are better than carbs that gets abs FF Questions 2016/08/07
> What if I don't like the food which is cheaper per calorie? then don't buy it. > Eating whole wheat bread to get 1750 calories is said to be healthier than eating oily or sweet stuff. stop listening to propaganda myths about "healthy" foo Anonymous Questions 2016/08/07
Mnemonics are useful for people who enter memory contests, where the objective is something like, recite the most digits of π (at a certain minimum rate of digits per second) or remember the order of all the cards in a deck of shuffled playing cards. Anonymous Questions 2016/08/07
> btw when looking at food prices, a good metric is cost per calorie: $/calories. I look at quantity,quality and whether I like the food or not. What if I don't like the food which is cheaper per calorie? What if the quantity is too little to FF Questions 2016/08/07
Is mnemonics any good? Should we use it? FF Questions 2016/08/06
economy Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/06
obamacare Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/06
terrorism Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/06
one experiment finding no patterns would be pretty meaningless. if lots couldn't find patterns, which their side expected to find, then that's a problem for them. they'd have to take some kinda stance on how they explain it. there are lots of stances Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/06
it's an example of a theme which has been explained at length for years on my sites. are you familiar with Popper and TCS? curi Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/06
> Educators Don't Care For Their Students This title generalizes from a specific educator to apply to all educators, without arguing for such a leap. Sloppiness? Hyperbole? It's like someone says something like "Hillary wants to destroy the econ Anonymous Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/06
>> is the correlation interesting anyways? Worth further exploration / experiments? >no. if you look through a lot of data for any patterns, you'll usually find some. and there's way more meaningless patterns to find than important useful ones. (c Anon69 Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/06
> obamacare I would have picked obama care.. I think he will create something similar to Obamacare instead of killing social healthcare completely. FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/06
> too many questions. pick 2. Sure! terrorism and the economy. Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/06
your inability to differentiate on issues like "wants to arm Iran with nuclear weapons" and "wants to be tough on Iran, increase sanctions, don't give them money or weapons" is pretty messed up. Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/06
Trump has many good policies, like: building a wall, restricting third world, Muslim and illegal immigration, defeating ISIS, opposing Iran, naming and defeating radical Islam, lowering taxes, drilling for oil and lots of really great energy policies, Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/06
> Trump openly brags about how he worked the political system for profit he doesn't brag about it. he says it's broken. you aren't presenting things fairly. Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/06
> #6391 I completely agree.. FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/06
#6379: Hillary and Trump are both corrupt, and both love to use state coercion. Trump openly brags about how he worked the political system for profit, essentially bribing politicians to use government compulsion for the advantage of his businesses. H Real Ultimate Rand Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/06
i don't know if we should give south korea a worse deal than we do currently, or not. north korea is a big problem. i haven't studied this. My guess would be we should give Israel a better deal. they are super important in the fight against jihad. Anonymous AIPAC Helps Evil 2016/08/06
> military alliances for mutual benefit are government business. calling it "aid" is misnaming it. Donald Trump views it differently.. I kinda agree with him.. He will make South Korea and others pay for the service. Isn't that better? FF AIPAC Helps Evil 2016/08/05
military alliances for mutual benefit are government business. calling it "aid" is misnaming it. Anonymous AIPAC Helps Evil 2016/08/05
> do you mean that hating Israel is defensible? it isn't. Hating anyone without reason is stupid. It is not about hating Israel.. Why should US citizens pay for Israel? Why not create a charity to help Israel through voluntary contribution? FF AIPAC Helps Evil 2016/08/05
my current balance suggestions: tank balance is pretty good now. they're all used. defense heroes are underused. they defend space on the map. the problem is you can run through really fast with Lucio amp speed boost. Lucio has been one of th curi Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/08/05
too many questions. pick 2. Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/05
> Hillary is promising to fuck up: immigration, iran, israel, the economy, obamacare, SCOTUS, trade, ISIS, terrorism, crime (e.g. releasing criminals from jail so they can hurt more people), corruption (she is corrupt), environmentalism stuff, size of Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/05
Hillary is promising to fuck up: immigration, iran, israel, the economy, obamacare, SCOTUS, trade, ISIS, terrorism, crime (e.g. releasing criminals from jail so they can hurt more people), corruption (she is corrupt), environmentalism stuff, size of g Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/05
Fuck shit up Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/05
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/08/02/islamic-state-answers-pope-francis-religious-war/ http://www.jaystalien.com/index.php/2016/07/19/10/ Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/08/05
> sex, which is a simple biological act. sex is a complex, cultural act. Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/05
> It is a deadly mistake however to then turn to the Republican Party Hillary is a corrupt, criminal traitor. She's anti-American. Trump is the one man who can prevent her from being President. He likes America. Who to vote for here is simple for a curi Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/05
> Libertarian thinkers who get sucked in to the RP objectively become anti-liberty, anti-capitalist, and pro-state. They may subjectively remain pro-capitalist and pro-liberty, but that only means they have to come up with contorted philosophical argu FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/05
#6370 re: "fantastical" the other word that struck me was "mystical." Basically, ascribing massive almost supernatural significance and meaning to sex, which is a simple biological act. Re: LP -- I can see not supporting the LP in light of Gary Joh Real Ultimate Rand Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/05
> whatever policies are born of viewing Hillary positively are gonna suck. Donald Trump hates Hillary just because she is his opponent in the race.. He loved her a lot before. > if Trump makes a stupid policy-relevant statement, e.g. if he said FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/05
Do you have any war which you are against? You are supposed to be only self-defense.. But you seem to like wasting money on wars.. Should US be an Empire or a colonist? What limits have you set? Where do you draw the line? FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/05
>> Cut all support and aid to Israel. (May 2012) > fuck him. Israel is very powerful. Why should US Govt waste tax dollars on them? Donald Trump may ask Israel to pay too.. He is going to ask South Korea to pay for support. FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/05
(didn't mean to post that yet. wasn't done) > Cut all support and aid to Israel. (May 2012) fuck him. > Iran is not currently a military threat. (Aug 2011) fuck him > I opposed the Iraq War from the beginning. (May 2011) bad. (shared curi Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/05
whatever policies are born of viewing Hillary positively are gonna suck. whatever pro-BLM policies he comes up with are gonna suck. if Trump makes a stupid policy-relevant statement, e.g. if he said he likes ISIS, of course that would matter too curi Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/05
> For example, Gary Johnson is awful. He calls Hillary wonderful and says BLM has a good point. Shouldn't you focus on his policies instead of focusing on his statements? When it comes to Donald Trump you only focus on his policies and ignore t FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/05
The LP today does not impress me. For example, Gary Johnson is awful. He calls Hillary wonderful and says BLM has a good point. Rothbard is an anti-semite with many really bad ideas. Like he says a fetus is a trespasser and this justifies the death Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/05
#6359: I am aware that Rand never supported the libertarian party. At that time the party was an ideological mish-mash. Rand was right to call them "the hippies of the right." They did things like protest nuclear power. However, since then the libe Real Ultimate Rand Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
Was he the one doing that? #6354 FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> FF, you're pretty stupid to respond to this situation by threatening to violate the rules and use force against Elliot. Stupid how? I am stating what I think. I don't like being blamed for something I didn't do. I have to state why I am FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
FF, you're pretty stupid to respond to this situation by threatening to violate the rules and use force against Elliot. Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> FF, don't get mad. it was just a question. jeez. if you're going to yell at people, or get angry at any of us, you won't remain welcome here much longer. I wanted it to be seen clearly and quickly.. I am following rules because it is a win/wi FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
FF, don't get mad. it was just a question. jeez. if you're going to yell at people, or get angry at any of us, you won't remain welcome here much longer. Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
I HAVE NO REASON TO IMPERSONATE ANYONE.. ELLIOT/FI HAS BEEN REPLYING TO MY QUESTIONS.. I AM SIGNING MY EVERY QUESTION!!!!!!! ANYONE WHO IMPERSONATED.. COME FORWARD... !!!!!! FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> is the correlation interesting anyways? Worth further exploration / experiments? no. if you look through a lot of data for any patterns, you'll usually find some. and there's way more meaningless patterns to find than important useful ones. (cor Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
I AM NOT THAT PERSON !!! WTF.. I AM FOLLOWING RULES EVEN IF I DON'T HAVE TO BUT I STILL GET FUCKING BLAMED.. I AM NOT CAPABLE OF WRITING SUCH SENTENCES!! FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> the conclusion is they claim "influence" when they only found correlation. that's deeply dishonest, and very typical. > ***correlation is not causation***. these kinds of academics are some mix of grossly incompetent, dishonest, and misreported b Anon69 Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
Real Ultimate Rand wrote: > "we don't like libertarians, either" -- why not? What then describes the political or philosophical tendency represented here? how familiar are you with Rand? she trashed the hell out of libertarians. we agree with he Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=9625997&fileId=S0033291714002451. ok lets review the abstract > Abstract > Background Findings from family and twin studies support a genetic contribution to the development of sexual o curi Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
we disagree with Rand on sex. sex does release some drugs in your body (that is a "physical basis for enjoyability"). taking cocaine also puts drugs into your body. why prefer sex? just because it's natural instead of artificial? and why pursue eit Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> if you want to get into technical details: there is no proposed mechanism by which homosexuality could be genetic. no one is able to explain how genes cause homosexuality (the whole chain of X causes Y causes Z and so the person is homosexual). Note Anon69 Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
#6352 "Enjoyableness is an interpretation, not an intrinsic attribute of activities" -- drinking when thirsty, eating when hungry, urinating when bladder is full, sex, etc. -- all can be interpreted as enjoyable or not enjoyable based on ideas, as you Real Ultimate Rand Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> wait hold on. Anon69 and "Real Ultimate Rand" are the same person? i was talking to "Real Ultimate Rand" about freedom, then Anon69 replied like i was talking to him. now "Real Ultimate Rand" is replying again. this is confusing. This is my mist Anon69 Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
>> I don't know if homosexuality is genetic, or based purely on ideas, or possibly both, or some other factor (the environment in the womb? etc). Seems like an open question that requires more investigation. >your personal ignorance doesn't make t Anon69 Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
>Why not liberate something inherently enjoyable Check your premises, brother! Enjoyableness is an interpretation, not an intrinsic attribute of activities. Mysterious J Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
#6350 I don't believe the only reason people value sex is due to tradition. That must be part of the reason, but, prima facie another part is because it is inherently enjoyable. That's not to say that some people don't enjoy it, only that many do. Real Ultimate Rand Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> I suggest that the best way forward is to modify traditions around sex so that there are better reasons to value sex due to the tradition why value sex? if the only reason people value sex is a very fucked up, nasty tradition, why not drop it? an Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
The post in #6347 makes more sense to me. "it doesn't make sense to value sex (due to the tradition) and, at the same time, spit on the tradition" is logical. I suggest that the best way forward is to modify traditions around sex so that there are bet Real Ultimate Rand Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
don't impersonate people Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> The anonymous poster is not me. ok. he's being confusing then. he posted in a way that made it seem like he was you. lame! --- homosexuality is deviant – that is, it's both different and looked on negatively by a lot of the mainstream. th Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
The anonymous poster is not me. My only posts have been #6344 and #6337. I am happy to stand corrected in changing "fallacy" to "error" or "mistake." The post did not say explicitly to accept society's sex views because they are widely held. It Real Ultimate Rand Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
who is who? Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
Anonymous #6338: "some things are bad ideas. pointing this out doesn't contradict freedom. so you're confused." This reply misses the point. It is authoritarian to argue "don't fight your culture on sex" without describing what precisely are the cu Real Ultimate Rand Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> Saying "don't fight your culture on sex" falls under the fallacy of authoritarianism. Individuals should be free to behave according to their own interests and beliefs, regardless of whether these contradict inherited social norms. > I'm also Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> I don't know if homosexuality is genetic, or based purely on ideas, or possibly both, or some other factor (the environment in the womb? etc). Seems like an open question that requires more investigation. your personal ignorance doesn't make thin Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> #6337 why are you trying to write a bunch of fancy prestigious words that you don't really understand? you're overreaching. http://fallibleideas.com/lulie/overreach I'm not trying to, but perhaps I am. Interest to understand that better. > as Anon69 Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
if you want to get into technical details: there is no proposed mechanism by which homosexuality could be genetic. no one is able to explain how genes cause homosexuality (the whole chain of X causes Y causes Z and so the person is homosexual). Note I Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> the "having genitals" part of sex is genetic, and is indeed pretty easy to change with a knife. so what? Elliot said the following about homosexuality: "if it was genetic it'd be easier to change". My idea was that it *is* easy to change via cas Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
#6337 why are you trying to write a bunch of fancy prestigious words that you don't really understand? you're overreaching. http://fallibleideas.com/lulie/overreach as one demonstration: some things are bad ideas. pointing this out doesn't contra Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
Saying "don't fight your culture on sex" falls under the fallacy of authoritarianism. Individuals should be free to behave according to their own interests and beliefs, regardless of whether these contradict inherited social norms. Saying that to a Real Ultimate Rand Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
the "having genitals" part of sex is genetic, and is indeed pretty easy to change with a knife. so what? --- in the past people were bad at controlling much of anything, including relatively easy things. Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> If I owned a gun w/ open carry license, would it have been a good/bad idea for me to carry it around while attending the RNC? Why / why not? And how about more generally, in everyday life? When is it good/bad to carry around a gun (if I'm legally al PAS Don't Disarm Americans for the RNC 2016/08/04
If I owned a gun w/ open carry license, would it have been a good/bad idea for me to carry it around while attending the RNC? Why / why not? And how about more generally, in everyday life? When is it good/bad to carry around a gun (if I'm legally allo anon69 Don't Disarm Americans for the RNC 2016/08/04
*If* homosexuality was (for some people) genetic, it *might* be easy to change for them, given it's more of a fixed target and avoids the challenges with ideas/memes. But that depends on what the genes do and the complexity behind it, along with th Anon69 Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> and **everythign** about love everything. FF Disney Movies Are Immoral Propaganda 2016/08/04
gay genetics fressor frink Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
> The "homosexuality is not a choice" crowd are very confused. They say it's genetic. But if it was genetic it'd be easier to change. Hair color is genetic and is changed by dye. Eye color is genetic and can be changed with colored contacts. Having a Anon69 Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/04
Focus only on ideas, don't talk about Elliot. Always use quote markers (>) for all quotes. Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/03
> don't state personal information about Elliot as facts. you don't know what you're talking about and shouldn't speak for other people. leave Elliot's life out of this. I only mentioned stuff from public info. I did not reveal anything secret. FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/03
don't state personal information about Elliot as facts. you don't know what you're talking about and shouldn't speak for other people. leave Elliot's life out of this. Anonymous Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/03
> With the exception of trying to have a kid, it doesn't make sense to have sex contrary to its traditional meaning. I am confused. Shouldn't people have sex for fun? You have written gay porn literature & you are a PUA expert. FF Don't Fight Your Culture On Sex 2016/08/03
subjectivism Alan Educators Don't Care For Their Students 2016/08/03
> I think FI needs a FAQ thing.. everyone can write their own FAQ. then when you have discussions you can link to it if/when it's relevant. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/08/02
> Should a person give up philosophy if it doesn't help them in their current situation? there's no such thing in regular life. you'd have to be like a soldier in the middle of a battle with people shooting at you right now. then you should focus Anonymous Open Thread 2016/08/02
> people who want to know more should ask a question, not expect a one-size-fits-all pre-written answer to magically address their personal questions. You should have linked this. But it doesn't matter if you don't I found the link & I am going FF Open Thread 2016/08/02
I think FI needs a FAQ thing.. It is hard navigating stuff. I had stopped saving important posts to my notepad.. I will start that again. It is hard to find a post to disprove that FI isn't a cult..to LG FF Open Thread 2016/08/02
Should a person give up philosophy if it doesn't help them in their current situation? Lets say a person screwed things up so badly that there are no quick solution to his/her problem. Eg: LG FF Open Thread 2016/08/02
no Anonymous Questions 2016/08/01
> not necessarily. you could pretend the problem is solved when it isn't. you could shut it out of your mind and forget about it. you could pay attention to something else and focus on the other thing. there are lots of ways to move on from a problem ff Questions 2016/08/01
DD couldn't win a substantive argument with Elliot anymore and doesn't want to learn or change his mind about these things. DD's protecting his bad ideas. and, by avoiding discussion, DD's trying to minimize how much of a fool/loser/idiot/ignoramus he Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2016/08/01
Why does he ignore your tweets? FF I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2016/08/01
> personal questions are problematic How is it problematic? I didn't ask your address or phone no! Don't you want to tell us how you control emotions and feelings in your mind? FF Questions 2016/08/01
DD has made repeated public twitter efforts to elect Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. He's swung way way to the left of where he was. curi I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2016/08/01
personal questions are problematic Anonymous Questions 2016/08/01
What goes inside Elliot's mind when he is dealing with horrible people? Does he have complete control of his mind & feelings? I get hurt a lot when people are presenting their worst selves to me. Elliot seems to face a lot of crappy peopl FF Questions 2016/08/01
people who want to know more should ask a question, not expect a one-size-fits-all pre-written answer to magically address their personal questions. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/08/01
they should buy the book but you could have linked it to a brief explanation with a link to the amazon page for people who need to know more.. ff Open Thread 2016/08/01
linking the book makes sense because they SHOULD buy the book. it's good to do things correctly. if the book isn't linked where it should be, then how is anyone going to learn they should be reading it? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/08/01
you could have given him credit below or something.. people expect to find an essay when they click it..why would someone buy the book just to get a meaning? ff Open Thread 2016/08/01
cuz BoI explains static memes and cuz they are DD's invention. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/31
why is the static meme link on the initiative & responsibilities essay goes to amazon boi page? ff Open Thread 2016/07/31
i have very few decision points in my life..i behave like a automated retard .. i will try to decide more from now on http://fallibleideas.com/lulie/initiative-and-responsibility ff Open Thread 2016/07/31
Truth seekers might get hurt till they get rid of their second-handedness but by being open to criticism they can avoid the real pain. FF Open Thread 2016/07/30
I just realized that nice people lie and mislead people by hiding and trying to sugar coat the truth. FF Open Thread 2016/07/30
Should we try to find CPs in all scenarios? In what cases should we not find CPs but do what we want? FF Questions 2016/07/28
Some trace elements in coal are naturally radioactive. These radioactive elements include uranium (U), thorium (Th), and their numerous decay products, including radium (Ra) and radon (Rn). FF Incentives 2016/07/27
google stuff like: coal radioactive elements bananas are radioactive too. also google: are human beings radioactive Anonymous Incentives 2016/07/27
My Question #6295.. Is it a bad question? Did I ask that before? Does FI has no opinion on them? FF Questions 2016/07/27
> How does coal create radioactive waste? Good Question!! Maybe he added that to trick me.. FF Incentives 2016/07/27
> the law could ban nuclear power out of fear of radioactive waste. it could incentivize more coal plants that create not only more pollution, but more radioactive waste. How does coal create radioactive waste? Anonymous Incentives 2016/07/27
Should people overcome their fears and disgust? Like should people eat insects and touch spiders? FF Questions 2016/07/26
What do you think of Whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden? FF Questions 2016/07/26
> the law could punish you for one type of pollution, which you can avoid by creating a larger amount of some other type of pollution the law doesn't mention. True. > the law could ban nuclear power out of fear of radioactive waste. it could inc FF Incentives 2016/07/25
you have no idea what you're talking about. "these days"? you think older games are less buggy? there is no era where the games aren't buggy. Anonymous The Public is Smart 2016/07/25
the law could punish you for one type of pollution, which you can avoid by creating a larger amount of some other type of pollution the law doesn't mention. Anonymous Incentives 2016/07/25
the law could ban nuclear power out of fear of radioactive waste. it could incentivize more coal plants that create not only more pollution, but more radioactive waste. Anonymous Incentives 2016/07/25
All the other factories are not polluting so if you pollute disregarding the law you make more money? FF Incentives 2016/07/25
These days Game developers are releasing buggy games.. really buggy.. I have stopped pre-ordering games because of that. It takes a year of updates to removed 90% of the bugs.. so I wait a full year for some big games. Assassins Creed Unity w FF The Public is Smart 2016/07/25
> say a guy is proposing a law to try to reduce pollution How does that create an incentive to pollute more? Rebellious industrialists? FF Incentives 2016/07/25
> I think it remembers my cookie. that sounds suspiciously like being logged in... don't repost stuff, we saw it, you're wasting space. why don't you show your curl output or something? or if you have no idea how to use computers, then why w Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
> it's literally a redirect to their homepage. Strange.. It works fine here. I think it remembers my cookie. How is the second link that I posted above.. I am posting link again :- http://oi66.tinypic.com/k9w3fk.jpg Book link:https://th FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> curl -I https://www.photobox.co.uk/my/photo/full?photo_id=21273496329 HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Location: / it's literally a redirect to their homepage. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
> no it's not. you're probably logged in... No.. I didn't sign up.. How is the second link I sent you? If anyone wants to download the Dorling Kindersley philosophy book .. The link is above. FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> Strange.. It was a direct link to the picture. no it's not. you're probably logged in... Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
#6273 #6274 Remain unanswered.. anyone can answer it at anytime.. no pressure.. FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
Here is the whole book. I hope not to get arrested. https://thepiratebay.org/torrent/7976994/The_Philosophy_Book_(gnv64)#filelistContainer FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
Here.. http://oi66.tinypic.com/k9w3fk.jpg FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> don't post advertisements. there are tons of picture hosting sites that let you do public links where people can actually see the picture instead of just going to some marketing bullshit Strange.. It was a direct link to the picture. It doesn' FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
don't post advertisements. there are tons of picture hosting sites that let you do public links where people can actually see the picture instead of just going to some marketing bullshit Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
Thales of Miletus, the first known Greek philosopher, seeks rational answers to questions about the world we live in. https://www.photobox.co.uk/my/photo/full?photo_id=21273496329 FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
I just found Thales of miletus ( c624-546 BCE ) on Philosophy DK PDF FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> my dad helped me find that essay. it doesn’t make sense at all. too hard. > > is there another way to learn about this? like did someone write a summary of it? If someone writes a summary on FI in reply to that.. I am interested to read too. FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
>> Is it good to generalize all leftists as liars? > > yes Is having a bad idea and propagating it "lying"? Religious people are experts in lying to themselves and to others... FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> you were caught. you posted it to fuck with the mods, not as a regular post. Does my third or forth intention matter? You get many thoughts when deciding something.. One of them was desperation to get my post approved.. I didn't wanted to hurt FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> Is it good to generalize all leftists as liars? yes Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
> you're lying. you know yetis are a myth. I am not really sure.. Mammoths were found in Russia that were in better shape. They might find some Yeti fossil some day. I am believing that Yetis don't exist on authority while I am actually unsure FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> people are civilized because they have ideas that come from the past and have been improved over time. the archetypical civilized person is christian or jewish. Post Enlightenment Christian/jew? > the values of civilization are roughly what p FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> 3. I thought of a simple question I was curious about. you're lying. you know yetis are a myth. > I made sure it was very similar to the kid's question so the mods couldn't delete it for some silly reason. But they still deleted it :( yet Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
> the yeti post was intentional trolling. that's a fake question. you were trying to fuck with Elliot, not ask a question you were curious about. I wouldn't call it intentional trolling. It was :- 1. I was irritated that none of my questions FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
the yeti post was intentional trolling. that's a fake question. you were trying to fuck with Elliot, not ask a question you were curious about. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
>> But doesn't that create a loophole for admins to censor stuff. > it creates a loophole to not be censored – even if you're a bastard – by posting correctly. I don't know about that.. The moderator has the final say.. He can make excuses FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> But doesn't that create a loophole for admins to censor stuff. it creates a loophole to not be censored – even if you're a bastard – by posting correctly. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
> your FI posts violated rules like post formatting. But doesn't that create a loophole for admins to censor stuff. You only mentioned non-human spam there. FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
people are civilized because they have ideas that come from the past and have been improved over time. the archetypical civilized person is christian or jewish. the values of civilization are roughly what people today would call center-right Republica Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
> for example people value freedom because it's part of the Judeo-christian tradition. Google directed me to - The term in this case referred to Jewish converts to Christianity & American civil religion is a sociological theory that a n FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> you say that but he impresses you. He impressed me when I was an atheist zealot.. I am not too interested in spreading atheism these days. > what does this mean? why not? Ayn Rand had a chance. Ayn Rand sold millions of books. she was an a FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
for example people value freedom because it's part of the judeo-christian tradition. lefty atheists, on the other hand, do not value, understand or respect freedom. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
> We live in a civilization built on judeo-christian traditions. Can you give an easy example? If you discovered something would judeo-christian traditions get credit? FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
your FI posts violated rules like post formatting. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
> " If he was an atheist selling pure Ayn Rand he had no chance.. " what does this mean? why not? Ayn Rand had a chance. Ayn Rand sold millions of books. she was an atheist. why couldn't someone else be popular with similar ideas?? > I though Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
> Good discussion places also do not moderate (block) contributions for "low quality", or for much of anything besides being automated non-human spam. Moderation policies are a way to keep some ideas out of the discussion, without answering them, even FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> Are you sympathetic towards Christianity? We live in a civilization built on judeo-christian traditions. yes i'm sympathetic to civilization. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/24
>> Doesn't Christianity deserve hatred? > Doesn't civilization deserve hatred? Are you sympathetic towards Christianity? FF Open Thread 2016/07/24
> that is false. there are popular right wing people. Ted Cruz is not "left leaning" or "neutral". Neither is Ann Coulter. etc etc etc You are right.. I made a vague point without much thinking.. I should avoid doing that. I repeated what peopl FF Open Thread 2016/07/23
> True.. He is a great performer.. Dawkins is a shitty performer. you have bad judgement. that isn't agreeing. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> > sounds right wing! > > My focus was on being pure Ayn Rand and atheist.. He would have been treated worse if he was that. no, you wrote: > Popular people have to be left leaning or neutral to survive in the world of fame. that is fals Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> sounds right wing! My focus was on being pure Ayn Rand and atheist.. He would have been treated worse if he was that. FF Open Thread 2016/07/23
> no he's not. you're just gullible or something. ?? I agreed with you.. You mentioned how those aren't discussions but displays of his accent and vocabulary and I agreed with you. FF Open Thread 2016/07/23
> I think ( guess ) most of them like him for his christian, Anti-IRS, Anti-obamacare stuff.. sounds right wing! Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> True.. He is a great performer.. no he's not. you're just gullible or something. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> those aren't discussions, they are staged performances where he shows off that he has a better accent and more prestigious vocabulary and some related stuff. True.. He is a great performer.. FF Open Thread 2016/07/23
> Ted Cruz I think ( guess ) most of them like him for his christian, Anti-IRS, Anti-obamacare stuff.. If he was an atheist selling pure Ayn Rand he had no chance.. He still gets humiliated in his own party and everywhere else. FF Open Thread 2016/07/23
> PS: I have too many bad ideas which might be apparent from the above comments of mine. Please don't ban me.. i don't ban for bad ideas, i ban for things like property damage and aggressive force. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> Popular people have to be left leaning or neutral to survive in the world of fame. false. see Ted Cruz. see Rush. Hannity. Coulter. all their friends. you are not paying any attention. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> Popular people have to be left leaning or neutral to survive in the world of fame. false. see Ayn Rand. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> On Camera he is quite calm while discussing with crazy Islamists and Christians.. He explains to them in detail about his criticisms. He engages in many discussions with people whom he disagrees with. On twitter though he is quite the opposite. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> Stefan Moleneux will agree with you on that. who cares? why speak of him? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> Morality is said to be not exactly science so it is very hard to decide what is right and what is wrong in some cases. His field of study doesn't deal with morality so he might have a reason to ignore it. did you bother reading his books befor Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> Doesn't Christianity deserve hatred? Doesn't civilization deserve hatred? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> You didn't say anything about this.. Are you pro-GMO? GMO is good. someone getting one easy thing right (and just the big conclusion, not the reasoning) doesn't mean they are any good at thinking. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
> dawkins hates christians and hates morality. He hates other religions too.. He hates Islam more. Doesn't Christianity deserve hatred? It is the most powerful propagator of altruism + other bad ideas. Their ideology starts with sacrifice of Chr FF Open Thread 2016/07/23
dawkins hates christians and hates morality. he also hates discussion with people who disagree with him and avoids it (including with people already in his social circle). he also hates regular people who he thinks are stupid and is very condescending curi Open Thread 2016/07/23
they are awful people and awful thinkers (with the exception of Dawkins is good at some limited stuff related to evolution). did you ever look at their stuff? Sam Harris is super bad too. they are left wing haters, super condescending. they love curi Open Thread 2016/07/23
> two awful people insulting other people? did not click I thought they were great geniuses! Why do you think they are awful? Tyson (among other things) is pro-GMO which is very good.. I like that about him.. We need popular people promoting FF Open Thread 2016/07/23
zarya, zenyatta, dva Alan Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/07/23
dtv = shit Alan Open Thread 2016/07/23
> Richard Dawkins and Neil Degrasse Tyson explaining why people can't study Math. two awful people insulting other people? did not click. summarize a bit of it and say why it's good if you want to persuade me to try watching any. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
the public isn't ready to vote for philosophers. philosophers need to spread their ideas more first. Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/23
my emails like [email protected] are using Google Apps. my websites are on linode. curi Questions 2016/07/23
Richard Dawkins and Neil Degrasse Tyson explaining why people can't study Math. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbrQ8F-LQNs FF Open Thread 2016/07/23
I am going to read the Paths Forward again... It is so hard to activate the thinking mode.. FF Open Thread 2016/07/23
Why don't Philosophers run for election? FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/23
Do you use an email server like Hillary Clinton? [email protected] is short, sweet and private.. I don't want the google ( gmail ) or the govt to spy on me.. Can normal people get private email? FF Questions 2016/07/23
sux :( Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/23
What do you think of Ted Cruz's Betrayal? FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/23
after playing Ana for an hour i think she's pretty cool but hard to use with a disorganized team. also sucks as a solo support because you don't have a save-your-team defensive ultimate like mercy/lucio/zen have. she's got more offense than lucio and curi Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/07/23
now that she was improved in a patch, **D.Va** is another good choice for beginners. she can be used on all maps, she's good, she's one of the easier heroes to use. her mech gun is mostly for short range and shoots in a decent sized spread, so you don curi Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/07/23
it was decent Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/23
Anyone want to crit his promotion video of Trump? FF Open Thread 2016/07/23
Stefan Moleneux selling Trump to Democrats.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-jSrS49dss FF Open Thread 2016/07/22
the open source movement has a lot of idiots. people should sell things and make money instead of begging for handouts. lots of really great open source software is really badly underfunded which hurts everyone. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/21
Are you pro Open source? FF Open Thread 2016/07/21
I use Tor, Bleep, Ghostery, ABP, Betternet etc. FF Questions 2016/07/21
Should you let google remember your passwords? You use VPN right? What other stuff do you do to protect privacy? FF Questions 2016/07/21
my plan is to play ana until i decide if i like her, and also try out the new D.Va to maybe be a secondary hero only (i kinda liked her in beta and she's buffed). then focus on widow/tracer/zen/zarya and maybe ana. time to focus. mccree is godly right curi Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/07/20
https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/f/the-fountainhead/character-analysis/gail-wynand FF Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2016/07/20
> ... was sarcasm. I know FF Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2016/07/20
to clarify for FF. this... > just like Gail Wynand! ... was sarcasm. Anonymous Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2016/07/20
just like Gail Wynand! Anonymous Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2016/07/20
He will be good again after being very popular.. You disagree with it.. but he might actually pull it off. FF Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2016/07/20
Maybe he thinks it is self-sacrifice to stand up to his own values.. He has benefit in not being a black sheep. FF Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2016/07/20
his reason is that he's an awful piece of shit now. DD is irrational and won't discuss the matter and refuses to think. he won't address arguments and he has been corrupted by trying to get along with evil leftists. Anonymous Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2016/07/20
You corrected it.. Good. FF Open Thread 2016/07/19
DD must have a reason for supporting Hillary. FF Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2016/07/19
I wrote this during the primaries. It's now Trump vs Hillary in the general election. The choice is very easy. Hillary is Satan. Vote Trump! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 curi Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2016/07/19
http://fallibleideas.com/lulie/social-communication FF Open Thread 2016/07/18
from where? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/18
> people often miss topic changes, although sometimes they notice. the more your topic is unconventional, **they** less they'll notice the change. FF Open Thread 2016/07/18
Should you not discuss low priority topics on which you will not put effort to study and learn? I remember discussing climate change with you long back and I didn't read the book ( Alex Epstein book ) you sent me. I wasted your time on that. I h FF Open Thread 2016/07/18
tranqs are frequently less effective. trying stuff like that can get you killed. you don't know what you're talking about and it's irresponsible. Anonymous Don't Disarm Americans for the RNC 2016/07/17
> guns work better in many cases It would be easier to sedate a robber and get him arrested than kill him and prove he was a robber in court. People are not considering alternatives. It would have been a win-win for anti-gun and pro-gun peop FF Don't Disarm Americans for the RNC 2016/07/17
guns work better in many cases Anonymous Don't Disarm Americans for the RNC 2016/07/17
Why can't there be alternative weapons for defense? Like a tranquilizer gun they use on animals which puts them to sleep for hours or a stronger tazer etc I don't know why people love Guns so much. Why not use substitutes? FF Don't Disarm Americans for the RNC 2016/07/17
Louis CK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NAUgCm-3Tc FF Open Thread 2016/07/17
He also uses " Faggot " to mean something different. FF Open Thread 2016/07/17
Louis CK uses Nigger for white bartenders. FF Open Thread 2016/07/17
people know what "faggot" means please quote correctly Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/17
> if i said "faggot" and then said i hadn't identified that "faggot" had an association with gays, would you believe me? When insults become overused.. people don't think about it much and use it freely. Am I wrong? FF Open Thread 2016/07/17
you try some stuff and then if it doesn't work you adjust and try some other stuff. Anonymous Questions 2016/07/17
How does Elliot deal with disappointments? His students on FI seem to be disappointing him. A lot are not understanding what he said.. Making him repeat stuff.. and still not correcting themselves.. writing non-answers etc.. What does Elliot fee FF Questions 2016/07/17
reading lots of FI and curi blog seems reasonable. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/16
mwi crit Alan The Beginning of Infinity Criticism 2016/07/16
Do you have a specific question or criticism? Do you have an alternative to MWI you'll defend? Will you or anyone do this in writing, in public, in a serious way, and pursue the truth of the matter to a conclusion? curi The Beginning of Infinity Criticism 2016/07/16
What do you think of the Turkey Coup? Do you like Erdogan? FF Questions 2016/07/16
I disagree. I am as qualified as they come. One whole problem with MWI is that it doesn't really make clear in any meaningful way what this multiverse is actually like and what things do things you see around yourself correspond to in it. Anonymous The Beginning of Infinity Criticism 2016/07/16
> those are hard books So am I right to read FI first? FH & A is easier than Momi & VOS FF Open Thread 2016/07/16
re #6178 those are hard books Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/16
In #6177 think = know FF Open Thread 2016/07/16
& my comprehension sucks.. I can't understand myth of mental illness & VOS.. I also find reading AS hard. FF Open Thread 2016/07/16
> Do you think Rami's idea is universal to all people across all contexts? I don't think whether it is universal. It might be helpful for others to do what Rami is doing. Do you have reasons why others shouldn't follow it? Is short-cutting i FF Open Thread 2016/07/16
#6175 Do you think Rami's idea is universal to all people across all contexts? Maybe you misspoke. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/16
I think I will post replies to FI posts here. Rami has said in one post that reading Elliot is better than reading Rand's books. I think I will read FI and think about the stuff written there. FF Open Thread 2016/07/16
I am thinking of creating notes for remembering important stuff people said. When you talk to someone a lot you can't remember everything.. I remember very little. I thinking making notes about them and their quotes will be helpful in future di FF Questions 2016/07/16
i prefer characters i can play when i want to (e.g. a bunch of games in a row to practice them, or when i feel like playing them) instead of the map determining who i play. if i play fewer characters then i can specialize in them more if i have curi Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/07/14
flexible heroes Alan Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/07/14
other heroes bastion can be okay if set up somewhere that's difficult to reach. he's even better behind a reinhardt shield. winston not that great. only does damage at short range. shield bubble stays in one place. jumping might be useful for ta Anonymous Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/07/14
I like new gadgets but this is one of the gadgets that might be bad. It is a self-punishing gadget to end bad habits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x0WLPVWTEA FF Open Thread 2016/07/13
if you don't know what credit card to get, you can get an amazon visa card. getting a card from your bank or airline can work too. or you can go to the money related blogs and get tips on what's a good card. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/13
> Peikoff is a bastard who has put substantial effort into preventing high quality translations of Ayn Rand books into other languages. he's also put a lot of effort into preventing the Objectivist community from being aware of Reisman's books. very s FF Open Thread 2016/07/12
i also prefer to get good with flexible heroes, rather than situational characters (this lowers my interest in some heroes that are mostly just for defense like torb, symmetra) curi Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/07/12
alan ur character comments make sense. what are some of the characters you didn't like and why not? Anonymous Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/07/12
my current personal hero list mains: Widow, Tracer secondaries: Zen, Zarya, 76, ANA!!!!!! idk: Pharah, Reaper, McCree, Reinhardt, Mercy no: Dva???, Lucio, Symmetra, Roadhog, Genji, Mei, Bastion, Hanzo, Junkrat, Winston, Torb i don't like how curi Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/07/12
some thoughts on overwatch heroes I like at the moment Alan Forrester Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/07/12
The govt is okay with harming people for giving stuff away for free. but it is not okay with pirating which doesn't cause much harm. lol FF Open Thread 2016/07/11
> I have an irrational hatred for debt. I haven't dealt with it yet. credit cards don't have to involve debt. i always (and automatically) pay my card off in full every month. i'm never in debt. i always have more money than my CC balance already a Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/11
> if someone knew you torrented something, would they be able to sue you in an Objectivist society? they'd have to explain in court what harm they suffered. Would Peikoff be happy if I told him I downloaded Ayn Rand collection? > you may want t FF Open Thread 2016/07/11
> why don't you get a credit card? I like paying directly. I have an irrational hatred for debt. I haven't dealt with it yet. FF Open Thread 2016/07/11
why don't you get a credit card? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/11
> another question is why don't you pay? I don't pay because I am unsure about the quality of the stuff I am downloading. I need to try it before paying. I do buy games that I like after trying through torrents. I have bought many games to help FF Open Thread 2016/07/11
if someone knew you torrented something, would they be able to sue you in an Objectivist society? they'd have to explain in court what harm they suffered. lots of things you torrent you would not have bought if you couldn't torrent it. i certainly Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/11
> is anyone being harmed? Elliot is a programmer. He might get harmed. His hard work would be copied. > would they have a court case in which they could reasonably demonstrate the harm? There are laws that can arrest you for torrentin FF Open Thread 2016/07/11
another question is why don't you pay? there are lots of reasons to prefer torrents other than money: - easy ability to play a file on the device of your choice with the software of your choice, rather than the vendor's video or audio player. a Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/11
is anyone being harmed? would they have a court case in which they could reasonably demonstrate the harm? if so, what would the amount of the harm be that you could be sued for? and on the other hand, are you benefitting? a lot? it's a good thing t Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/11
> sounds bad for torrenting! I use it only for browsing. What does FI think of Torrenting & pirating stuff? I download/steal stuff a lot. I don't really have a good explanation to defend myself. I feel like a moocher. I stole Ayn Rand's books FF Open Thread 2016/07/11
> but they make the internet slow sounds bad for torrenting! Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/11
> My VPN, Private Internet Access (PIA), just sent out a great email: I use betternet chrome extension & Tor. They are free but they make the internet slow. FF Open Thread 2016/07/11
> Why don't you write a book summing up everything you have learnt? > > If they have questions/confusions after reading the book they can discuss it on FI. > > Instead of repeating everything for every new FI member. if people don't care enou Anonymous Questions 2016/07/10
> Maybe I should read in this order Anthem > We the living > Fountainhead > Atlas Shrugged > Who needs philosophy >>>> better list: Anthem > Fountainhead > Atlas Shrugged > for the new intellectual > Who needs philosophy we the living isn't a Anonymous Questions 2016/07/10
Unnecessary. Would waste people's time a little. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/10
You shouldn't freak out. There's nothing to worry about. If you make a mistake, admit it, discuss why it happened, discuss how to fix it going forward. If you do that, nobody good will judge you badly. Anonymous Questions 2016/07/10
> if Objectivism was presented more clearly to them (e.g. they were told 500 more things it implies, concludes, etc, and given some arguments for them) they'd HATE it more. readers of AS don't realize even 10% of how much it contradicts them. Ok. I Anonymous Ayn Rand like Gail Wynand? 2016/07/10
Why don't you have Re-captcha or something installed for the comments to prevent spamming & other stuff? FF Open Thread 2016/07/10
Under one minute.. Phew I was focused on replying and forgot to sign. FF Questions 2016/07/09
The above comment was mine FF ... phew FF Questions 2016/07/09
> did you read much Rand yet? I started reading Rand with VoS after Rami recommended it to me. It was hard for me so I stopped. Then Elliot told me to read all the books and discuss/blog about it. When I told that to Rami he told me that disc Anonymous Questions 2016/07/09
did you read much Rand yet? Anonymous Questions 2016/07/09
there's different ways to read it. if people FULLY understood Objectivism they'd like it. if Objectivism was presented more clearly to them (e.g. they were told 500 more things it implies, concludes, etc, and given some arguments for them) they' Anonymous Ayn Rand like Gail Wynand? 2016/07/09
I was contradicting this: > She put in something they like. And in most cases the thing they like is not Objectivism, which they don't understand and would hate if they did understand it. Anonymous Ayn Rand like Gail Wynand? 2016/07/09
What should I do to prepare myself for FI? FF Questions 2016/07/09
that one was pretty fun. IIRC it got attention cuz i sent it to Daring Fireball who picked it up. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/08
You exposed Microsoft.. I didn't know that. You have been mentioned in many news sites. http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-asus-tablet-vs-ipad-ad-2013-5?IR=T FF Open Thread 2016/07/08
> wtf Alex Epstein? surprise? http://curi.us/1852-alex-epsteins-pinnacle http://curi.us/1688-alex-epstein-attacks-liberty http://curi.us/1618-alex-epstein-scholarship-problem Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/08
wtf Alex Epstein? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/08
what's your point? Anonymous Ayn Rand like Gail Wynand? 2016/07/08
If people understood objectivism they wouldn't hate it Anonymous Ayn Rand like Gail Wynand? 2016/07/08
> Have you researched Trump before supporting him? yes. for example i read a bunch of his books. > or are you supporting him just to defeat Hillary? Hillary absolutely must be defeated. Trump has some flaws, but basically the stuff he mig curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/08
Have you researched Trump before supporting him? or are you supporting him just to defeat Hillary? You have posted many crits of Donald Trump in your previous blog posts. Have you changed your mind on those crits now? FF Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/08
reply to https://twitter.com/PoliticalFolks/status/751618747421589504 > Thanks 4 sharing ur perspective. My book is written. I am in edit/revision mode as I continue integrating the evidence of my senses. good luck i guess. but being influential curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/08
reply to https://twitter.com/PoliticalFolks/status/751609709942169600 as an Objectivist (you say, though so far you strike me as libertarian. are you familiar with Rand's comments on libertarianism?), do you believe it's important to make moral jud curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/08
https://twitter.com/PoliticalFolks/status/751601450174844928 > By socially liberal, I mean, e.g., decriminalizing victimless crimes. plz provide a detailed list of things you mean. give the principle behind them (why they go together, how they a curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/08
reply to tweet (and the 2 right after): https://twitter.com/PoliticalFolks/status/751595641403478016 can u give examples w/ sources that assure u of how effective a fiscal conservative (and social liberal) Johnson will be? and details of what curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/08
http://reason.com/blog/2016/07/06/libertarians-on-clinton-email-the-party > I asked the Johnson campaign for a comment yesterday given the latest. "As this unfolded the Govs have been traveling and we don't have a statement," was a response sent ov curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/08
Alex Epstein's *Center For Industrial Progress Newsletter* writes: > Since many readers of my work are passionate about education I wanted to share with you an article I just wrote, “The School the World Needs to Know About.” It’s about a pro Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/08
https://twitter.com/PoliticalFolks/status/749581293709656064 > > 2) Johnson called Hillary "a wonderful public servant". awful judgement on a key election issue! > You are cherry-picking the article and using your pick out of context. Please re curi Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/07/08
> why would you cry and hate yourself? what problem would that solve? You are right. Sadness & depression would make me more irrational. You repeat & rewind bad ideas in your mind when you are very sad. > also, i'm skeptical that elliot FF Open Thread 2016/07/07
#6118 >> is saying you're retarded a criticism? no. > > If Elliot calls me retarded shouldn't I cry and hate myself? why would you cry and hate yourself? what problem would that solve? also do you think you can't change? maybe that's why Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/06
most types of approval have no bearing on whether you get banned. replies explaining points to disapproved-of people are common. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/06
> why do you care what people say? I don't care what a random guy on the street says. You care when it is someone important. > if somebody gave you a criticism, that's something to care about. Yes. > is saying you're retarded a critic FF Open Thread 2016/07/06
> sign your name 100% of the time or you can expect permabans here and FI. not "most" of the time. (if you forgot and then, 2 minutes later, say "oops I forgot, comment #6666 above was me, FF" or something, i won't ban you. if you go much longer it ma FF Open Thread 2016/07/06
in some ways, audience targeting needs a lot more detail than that. > 1. People who are new to philosophy this provides some guidance. e.g. if I have a point from Popper I want to use, I have to explain it first. they don't already know it. and curi Questions 2016/07/06
capital letters are slightly more work to type. and they make your writing look more formal, fancy, prestigious. Anonymous Questions 2016/07/06
> No need to give me extra punishments I will use FF most of the time. sign your name 100% of the time or you can expect permabans here and FI. not "most" of the time. (if you forgot and then, 2 minutes later, say "oops I forgot, comment #6666 abov curi Open Thread 2016/07/06
#6111 > What should you do if someone calls you retarded? > > a) Feel offended and judge the other person. > > b) Go into depression. > > c) not care at all. why do you care what people say? if somebody gave you a criticism, that's s Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/06
#6107 > You are right. Elliot shouldn't be made to repeat himself. > > I said that to announce I was back. It was hard not being on Curi for 30 days.. your post should have included your ideas for solving the problems elliot raised. that itse Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/06
What should you do if someone calls you retarded? a) Feel offended and judge the other person. b) Go into depression. c) not care at all. FF Open Thread 2016/07/06
> what audience, specifically, should this new website/ebook be written for? who should it be targeted to? 1. People who are new to philosophy 2. People who want to learn how to think. 3. People who want to understand your version of Object FF Questions 2016/07/06
Why do some members of FI avoid using capital letters? FF Questions 2016/07/06
> Defense is intended to prevent hurt on oneself and if the other person gets hurt, that's not intended, it's collateral damage. hmmm.. FF Open Thread 2016/07/06
> Why is FF asking Elliot to repeat himself? > It's as if FF doesn't know that Elliot already explained the answer to this question a month ago. You are right. Elliot shouldn't be made to repeat himself. I said that to announce I was back. I FF Open Thread 2016/07/06
#6066 > 30 days have passed & I am back. > > What should I do now? Why is FF asking Elliot to repeat himself? It's as if FF doesn't know that Elliot already explained the answer to this question a month ago. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/06
FF confuses defense with punishment. Punishment is intended to hurt somebody. Defense is intended to prevent hurt on oneself and if the other person gets hurt, that's not intended, it's collateral damage. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/06
I follow your one year FI ban because I want to.. not because I have to. I can create a trillion yahoo ids and join. But causing you problems is not my intention. I get irritated when I think you are abusing me that's all. I want to learn. FF Open Thread 2016/07/06
If you are so busy to understand my intentions.. You can send one of your assistants or anyone you know who has too much time. FF Open Thread 2016/07/06
Why not ban my ip address than make me follow my own punishments? I did not break your one month punishment. I stayed away like I should. I don't want to cause too much problems for you.. It irritates me when we have misunderstandings.. It took FF Open Thread 2016/07/06
FF anon ban curi Open Thread 2016/07/05
what audience, specifically, should this new website/ebook be written for? who should it be targeted to? which problems people have should it address and which should it omit? writing a one-size-fits-all book is a fantasy. there have to be crite curi Questions 2016/07/05
> Elliot has already written collections of essays that can be read as a unit at FI But they don't tell you how to think in those essays. Most of the good stuff is given drop by drop at the Yahoo Group. > Why write a book? Books are hard to Anonymous Questions 2016/07/05
book Eddy Questions 2016/07/05
You fantasize having sex with your mentor? Anonymous Physics Is Fun 2016/07/05
Why don't you write a book summing up everything you have learnt? If they have questions/confusions after reading the book they can discuss it on FI. Instead of repeating everything for every new FI member. Anonymous Questions 2016/07/05
because? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/04
> jews? seems mean to *curi* to bring him up with Hitler. Hmmmm... It is mean if you think about the evilness of Hitler But it is the highest salutation. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/04
jews? seems mean to *curi* to bring him up with Hitler. Anonymous Questions 2016/07/04
I read a lot of Hitler Jokes and WW2 Documentaries. What are the cons of using Hitler references carelessly? Would it be anti-Semitic even if I didn't mean any harm to jews? I used the salute for LG last time she didn't like it either. FF Questions 2016/07/04
> How should we treat failure? kindly because problems are inevitable. stuff's gonna go wrong. that's alright. look to improve on mistakes, learn from it. > Should we not care about result before attempting something? it's good to care abou curi Questions 2016/07/03
How should we treat failure? Should we not care about result before attempting something? Are there any objectivist motivational speakers? Anonymous Questions 2016/07/03
We need to rally behind Trump to stop Crooked Lying Hillary and build a wall. Voting for Johnson won't stop Hillary, so it doesn't really even matter if he's better than Trump or not. What matters in the election is stopping Hillary. That Trump may ev curi Open Thread 2016/07/03
Gary Johnson is better than trump (protectionist socialist) Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/03
What do you think of Gary Johnson? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/07/03
I like the design of this blog a lot.. The comment section with permalinks The access to all the posts. The minimalism The ability to copy. Anonymity FFAGSKP Open Thread 2016/07/02
No Saddam and no ISIS was possible Anonymous Questions 2016/07/02
Many **bad** studies shouldn't persuade anyone. Anonymous Bad Study Claims Lawyers are Racist 2016/07/02
You think ISIS could have been prevented even after destabilizing the region? The liberals say ISIS wouldn't have happened if Saddam was still ruling. Anonymous Questions 2016/07/02
One problem though Sam Bad Study Claims Lawyers are Racist 2016/07/01
> The discussion is between what I think is two different Anons, so I’ll label them Anon1 and Anon2. there were more than 2. > So, as far as I can tell, there was literally nothing between Anon-1 saying his idea that changing your mind is lik Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/30
checking the claim that Anon's idea is being "warped" Anon-3 Open Thread 2016/06/30
saddam hussein was a violent, dangerous thug who was violated law and treaties. he had ongoing participation in violence against the US, among others. he was an active, large, unignorable threat. force against him was justified many times over. the curi Questions 2016/06/30
a month to think it over and all you can come up with is coming back and saying you'll do the stuff i just had to correct you on? that's your plan? you have zero of your own ideas to improve anything? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/30
What is FI's view on Iraq War now? The Iraq War 2003 Anonymous Questions 2016/06/29
Do you have any extra suggestions ? Please tell me if you do. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/29
> but i don't see your post saying your ideas to solve the problem. I have said what I am going to do. [ I will add Mr X said " content " Link : www.abcd.com/topic ] In the future I will give the link to Leonor Gomes's post and quote her. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/29
ok so it says > in a month, only post what you've come up with about solving the problem in the mean time. but i don't see your post saying your ideas to solve the problem. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/29
> now please give the actual link for this Here is the link. http://www.curi.us/1857-open-thread-objectivism-discussion#c5815 Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/29
here you should use email quote marks so it changes color > quote now please give the actual link for this Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/29
Yes.. I will add Mr X said " content " Link : www.abcd.com/topic Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/29
not marking quotes as quotes was one of the problems! i remember that! can you stop doing that? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/29
dear god. stop. do not copy/paste stuff with no quote marks. and give a link to where you got it. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/29
1) you don't sign them 2) no. you actively cause problems by e.g. impersonating leonor i take it you choose option 1. don't post again for a month. don't reply to this. in a month, only post what you've come up with about solving the problem i Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/29
find the original thread and see what it said Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/29
30 days have passed & I am back. What should I do now? SKP Open Thread 2016/06/29
pics of some of the exercises: http://www.rsipain.com/stretching-exercises.php Anonymous RSI 2016/06/29
many aren't. there's a key point to consider: **are the workers there voluntarily?** if they're slaves, if they're there at gunpoint, if there's a threat to murder their families if they run away ... then yes it's as bad as people think. wors Anonymous Questions 2016/06/28
are sweat shops bad? a person Questions 2016/06/28
> you do a similar thing with my words. the difference however is you know very little about how i've reworked things. you don't pick up on being wrong almost all the time reading anything i write. i wouldn't expect that of anyone. but after you're re Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/24
#5988 >you read things to have a different meaning than i do (your readings are more typical to our culture, less literal or objective) you do a similar thing with my words. the difference however is you know very little about how i've reworked t Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/24
what warping? use quotes. you aren't communicating. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
#6058 the warping came earlier. the simple questions are all downstream to that. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
> i don't like watching my ideas become warped into other people's world views. it causes disgust and sadness. it reminds me of the reality of my isolation. this is nonsense. i asked if something is lore accurate and if you had a reference meeting Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
>you freak out over nothing rather than learn how to answer the most basic of questions. why? i don't like watching my ideas become warped into other people's world views. it causes disgust and sadness. it reminds me of the reality of my isolation. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
you freak out over nothing rather than learn how to answer the most basic of questions. why? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
the question: > what lore? indicates you don't even understand what either lore or lore accuracy is. so you don't even know what the "is it lore accurate?" question meant. if you don't know what the question means or what lore accuracy is, ho Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
> do you have a remotely intellectual serious argument you can reference? this question was also topical and short and simple – and went unanswered twice. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
> so when i don't answer questions that have nothing at all to do with what i'm trying to talk about i fail at those things also. the lore accuracy question had something to do with the topic that we didn't get to discussing yet because you didn't Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
#6049 i know i'm at fault. i've tried to explain my deficiencies in this area. but whatever. i'm too dumb to understand all the ways you misunderstand me. so when i don't answer questions that have nothing at all to do with what i'm trying to talk ab Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
i remain calm, patient, and tolerant. i have distance from this and perspective. it's typical. i'm already familiar with it. nothing new here. it's very deeply sad but i'm not emotional about it. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
nevertheless i'm extraordinarily patient and tolerant and was content to overlook your destruction and try over and over to advance the discussion even one initial step like answering a simple question. even while you were fighting against moving the Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
> > this is the same situation as the academia reference yesterday. you're impossible to talk to. > no u on consideration, i don't think you'll be able to understand this simple, literal 2-word comment. it's entirely your fault. you are maki Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
discussion goes both ways. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
> this is the same situation as the academia reference yesterday. you're impossible to talk to. no u Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
this is the same situation as the academia reference yesterday. you're impossible to talk to. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
> what are you talking about? teleporters *in* star trek. what lore? why do you care? do you just not know what "lore accurate" means and are refusing to ask? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
> ppl i've talked to about this end up concluding a transitional approach (parts of you are replaced at a time rather than an atomic copy and delete) is the only non-terrifying option. and i'm supposed to take it on the authority of some unnamed no Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
#6040 what are you talking about? teleporters *in* star trek. what lore? why do you care? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
> > do you have a remotely intellectual serious argument you can reference? > [no answer] ... Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
"not entirely satisfied" with teleporters being fine sure isn't agreeing with you. it's mostly disagreeing with you. you're being biased/irrational/dishonest. you're trying to make one sided case for one side rather than objectively look at the top Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
#6037 so do you agree your position on star trek teleporters isn't lore accurate? yes or no? you're evading. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
#6036 this is a common argument even DD has talked about. >David: This problem may be all part of the consciousness problem, or it may be metaphysics or epistemology or it may be something else: I'm not entirely satisfied that it's okay to use a S Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
#6035 yeah so some things are acceptable changes for certain kinds of minds. some can also transition over time by small changes or whenever they aren't noticing. some will even accept death over the change because it's so unwanted. adjusting to and Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
#6036 so you're ok with being killed so long as a copy of you is made? ppl i've talked to about this end up concluding a transitional approach (parts of you are replaced at a time rather than an atomic copy and delete) is the only non-terrifying opti Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
#6034 so you concede your position isn't lore accurate..? why didn't you say that clearly? do you have a remotely intellectual serious argument you can reference? maybe something in writing that addresses epistemology, physics, information, and Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
> as soon as ppl realize you're selling them a solution that involves them having to change--that part of them has to die--they stop listening. suppose you have two parts of you that CONTRADICT. then your choices are to change at least one or be in Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
#6032 https://youtu.be/CNQC1DoaWz8 Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
you are information. the teleporter sends the relevant information to a different location. what's the problem? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
i don't think that's lore accurate to startrek. i'm not exactly a trekkie but i've watched some and i have never seen the slightest thing about teleporters destroying your "you". people use them a lot without hesitation. SOURCE? i also don't think Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/16886 >they should change to a lifestyle where a day is a joy not a burden. and FI and Oism can help with that... how...? as soon as ppl realize you're selling them a soluti Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
plz watch ur quoting/linebreaks. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/16885 >Or is it something else I’m not thinking of? you're forgetting most ppl have crippling learning disabilities. they suck at noticing problems. they suck at communi Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
Cat pictures were just one example meant to represent many things people might value more highly than FI. Some other examples are: Sex Chess Movies Dancing Eating Traveling The bigger issue is, have I ever met anyone who isn't currently po PAS Open Thread 2016/06/23
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/16880 >to tell someone who says cat pictures should be valued at 400 and FI at 100 that they’re wrong. have you ever met anyone who enjoyed cat pictures and would care i Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/23
how well heroes can impact a game also depends on the other heroes in the game. for example, winston can go on a rampage if the enemy team has some squishy heroes for him to beat up. and if the enemy team lacks counters to winston such as reaper (high Anonymous Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/06/23
certain heroes are better at carrying games with a bad team than others. the best carry support is zenyatta because you can kill people, or symmetra because teleporter is a huge help to bad players (way easier to use than resurrect or even sound ba curi Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/06/23
thoughts Alan Overwatch Beginner's Guide 2016/06/23
#6020 it hadn't occurred to me the error rate would be this high. it completely passed my mind that i've spent the last year adapting my thoughts and communication to a particular culture and to little else. highly my fault! Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> the replies i'm getting are so off base they come off like someone is playing with me. and then my followup replies are taken as hostile. i wait multiple hours to reply and then i'm called impatient. you also jump to blaming other people for prob Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> everyone replying with the academia shit. you're being imprecise and generally refusing to think seriously about this. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> the replies i'm getting are so off base they come off like someone is playing with me. you are intolerant of misunderstandings. you are openly admitting it. and you are impatient for them to be cleared up with a very small amount of iteration. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
>who is "you"? there's multiple people here. everyone replying with the academia shit. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
>you seem impatient and to be reacting negatively to some form of misunderstanding (which could easily be on your end or your fault). the replies i'm getting are so off base they come off like someone is playing with me. and then my followup replie Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
>do you think academics do iterative discussion? no. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> > somehow you've interpreted some weird shit from what i said about hats. > who is "you"? there's multiple people here. quotes help a lot. he doesn't seem to appreciate quotes nearly enough. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> somehow you've interpreted some weird shit from what i said about hats. you seem impatient and to be reacting negatively to some form of misunderstanding (which could easily be on your end or your fault). Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
do you think academics do iterative discussion? > when i see iterative discussion it is when normal ppl have decided to do something acadmeic (in their mind). example? here's a counter example (non-academic iteration): https://www.youtube. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> somehow you've interpreted some weird shit from what i said about hats. who is "you"? there's multiple people here. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
somehow you've interpreted some weird shit from what i said about hats. i don't know how to reinterpret it to match whatever you're confused about. i followed up earlier but that apparently wasn't enough to change your mind. maybe i'm overestimating y Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> no one ever does [good discussion] unless they're wearing their academic hat. >[good discussion] Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> did you even read what i wrote? this is a stupid, hostile, unproductive comment with no content. you could do better. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> no one ever does [good discussion] unless they're wearing their academic hat. you said academic mindsets help make discussion way better and non-academic mindsets don't allow for good discussion. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
>you brought academia up. positively! did you even read what i wrote? Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> because ppl compartmentalize knowledge. we don't do things that way around here. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> i don't follow why the sudden focus on academia. you brought academia up. positively! FI and Objectivism both have big problems with academia. you should have known that. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
#5989 #6002 more specifically, i dont encounter ppl thinking seriously unless they engage their intellectual/academic mindset. i do not refer to actual academic ppl. >why would you have to wear a specific hat to act rationally? because ppl com Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> For the rest of why they suck at it, read about Robert Stadler in Atlas Shrugged. For more, not all the rest. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
misunderstanding Rand hatless How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
Hats suck hatless How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
> assuming the relevance wait. one step at a time. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/22
i don't get how understanding Rand correctly instead of incorrectly, on many issues, wouldn't be *relevant*. u said Rand helped u a lot in some ways. it could be 10x or more more effective if u understood it better. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
>all? all of the fiction works except (looking now, Ideal (2015)). there are some i dont recall having read in her non-fiction category. >it's easy to misunderstand Rand, Popper, etc. more than 99% of readers do. the solution is error-correcting Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
> i've read all of Rand's books. all? i really doubt you mean it. do you seriously literally think you read all of them? it's easy to misunderstand Rand, Popper, etc. more than 99% of readers do. the solution is error-correcting discussion. you Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
#5996 >did u try reading a bunch of Rand? she's the best and most inspiring for sense of life problems. i enjoyed reading Rand's books years ago. it started a fire that changed me dramatically. before that i was indifferent to people and wanted to Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
did u try reading a bunch of Rand? she's the best and most inspiring for sense of life problems. > can you give the explanations as is? your question is unclear but in short: i can explain a ton of it IFF it was an iterative discussion, but not Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
#5991 >why is the word "already" there? why are you asking for an amount instead of for the explanations themselves? already as in now, without adjustment to myself. can you give the explanations as is? any? some? >yes, parts of you should die. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
> > i'm good at culture clash. > examples? read my stuff. there's tons. apparently your familiarity with a bit of stuff didn't satisfy you. i don't know what would satisfy you. you haven't told me what you're looking for that you didn't find i Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
>i'm good at culture clash. examples? >you read things to have a different meaning than i do (your readings are more typical to our culture, less literal or objective) >this is partly lies and excuses. such as? >it's partly that you hav Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
> if you wanted to do something with the information i gave then cool. you shouldn't be surprised to hear that you provided no new information about this. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
> how much of this can you explain already? why is the word "already" there? why are you asking for an amount instead of for the explanations themselves? > saying i should change what i want and expect sounds a lot like part of me should just di Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
#5985 i was following the discussion and explaining the issue. if you wanted to do something with the information i gave then cool. i'm not asking you to change. it doesn't make sense from your perspective to invest time in personality alteration or Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
> no one ever does this unless they're wearing their academic hat. oh also you're completely wrong about academics, who suck at discussion. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
i'm good at culture clash. > no one ever does this unless they're wearing their academic hat. you're denying that i exist, to me. > i quite enjoy this type of discussion but other issues eventually conflict. or there's just no one with my int Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
>#5890 >it sounds like you're bad at > >- culture clash yes. i don't know anyone who is good at this kind of thing. >- iterative discussion no one ever does this unless they're wearing their academic hat. i quite enjoy this type of discuss Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
a better way forward would be for you to change what you want and expect. you could be much more tolerant, patient, interested in ideas, etc. you could adjust yourself and learn about why my general talking policies are good, rather than wanting expen Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
look: i could in fact help you more in ways that you want. i don't want to. if i actually believed you'd stick around and keep trying, i'd be more interested. what you want is very expensive and problematic. also you haven't done anything to demonstra Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
> nothing deliberate. from reading a lot of their posts i don't think i'd be that into it unless they have other things to talk about i haven't seen. do you have a criticism...? Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
you should keep your hands at that kinda reasonable temperature during winter too! Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
#5907 my hands are at least room temp (22-24°C) at all times since winter ended. i don't consider this cold. i also drink a lot of tea so any extra heating would be uncomfortable. i plan to experiment a bit with direct heat applications. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
#5903 nothing deliberate. from reading a lot of their posts i don't think i'd be that into it unless they have other things to talk about i haven't seen. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/21
it was some angry haters coming here for one time period and commenting in more than one thread. i don't recommend reading OO stuff except on my blog e.g. http://curi.us/1783-free-speech-takes-thought-and-effort and http://curi.us/1791-standards curi Open Thread: Promoting and Spreading Fallible Ideas 2016/06/21
>what short bursts? OO people harassed me for one time period and then left. there was not stop and restart. well, i see nasty comments in this thread and in http://curi.us/1785-fallible-ideas-unformatted. was this all one event or two unrelated th Anonymous Open Thread: Promoting and Spreading Fallible Ideas 2016/06/21
what short bursts? OO people harassed me for one time period and then left. there was not stop and restart. you can search "open oxford" on facebook. they actually made the group closed and then got mad at people who quoted things from it (cuz free curi Open Thread: Promoting and Spreading Fallible Ideas 2016/06/21
link? is it even open to the public or is that some other kind of 'open'? why are they so fucking hostile in short bursts? Anonymous Open Thread: Promoting and Spreading Fallible Ideas 2016/06/21
OO is Open Oxford, a facebook group (with some IRL socializing) that purports to have something to do with free speech but actually bans people for e.g. being an Objectivist. they also dox people. Anonymous Open Thread: Promoting and Spreading Fallible Ideas 2016/06/21
uh, what is the story here? what is OO? Anonymous Open Thread: Promoting and Spreading Fallible Ideas 2016/06/21
if you have a criticism of an idea, share it. if not, what are you trying to say? Anonymous Open Thread: Promoting and Spreading Fallible Ideas 2016/06/21
>Open Thread: Promoting and Spreading Fallible Ideas from atop ivory towers, throwing insults and unsearchable terminology back at each other. nice Anonymous Open Thread: Promoting and Spreading Fallible Ideas 2016/06/21
i think i got the general idea of the universe thing. worked ok IMO. curi Open Thread 2016/06/20
#5967 you are right to criticize my use of universes - it was incoherent. It would be better said: I think finding FI was largely attributable to luck, but sticking with it was attributable to skills I had before FI. I would guess there are others wit PAS Open Thread 2016/06/20
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> Was Ayn Rand a Drug Addict? who cares? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/20
https://randwatch.blogspot.ca/2011/03/was-ayn-rand-drug-addict.html has this ever been discussed? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/20
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/16847 this post is pretty bad. >The first is as in already any good at philosophy. As in being able to tell you anything significant about philosophy that’s both true a Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/20
> Would you want to debate every single religious fundamentalist that you come across even after you reach a point where they repeat the same arguments over and over? if something seems repetitive to me, and i don't feel like writing about it again curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
> "Right wing" people are pretty easy to model actually, I bet I could articulate your views on freedom as well as you can. try it. i think you're dramatically underestimating how complex people are. and also how atypical my views are. but go o curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
#5949 > But you telling people to "stop being offended", well, I don't like some random stranger telling me what is or what is not acceptable behaviour. Especially a stranger that's claiming to be pro freedom! That's a huuuge contradiction here, ac Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
> Oh wow, maybe the law should not be deciding what does and does not help victims of car theft either, let them figure out what happened to their car on their own. protecting people against violence is the government's job. this happily doesn't i curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
do you think i should care a lot about what name i call Jenner? why should i? tell me. i'm currently more interested in some of the other stuff. curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
i said i don't care about what name to call Jenner. that means it's not an important view. i'm not very interested in it. i didn't put much thought into it. i don't consider it a big deal. you are overreacting. > And *you did not answer my question curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
Well I guess if you "don't care" to examine your views then there's no point going forward with this conversation! So much for being open to discussion, lol. Thank you for your time. Bye bye now. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
And *you did not answer my question* >do you not think that it's being intentionally insulting to call someone by the name that they asked not to be called? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
>but i don't really care and wasn't paying much attention to the name. there's a truth of the matter about some things. you may wish to care in some cases to try to learn something. that's all. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
What? You're not making any sense. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
> Why do you proceed to call her Bruce? the person who made the "brave" decision (which resulted in lots of publicity and praise) was, at the time of the decision, named Bruce. it was Bruce, not Caitlyn, who decided to break some social norms and c curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
>there's a truth of the matter about some things. you may wish to care in some cases to try to learn something. that's all. *shrug* still nope. >(btw i'm busy now, will reply to more things tomorrow) cool, looking forward to it. >how? w Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
> Hmm, I bet I can prove I'm more pro-freedom than you are. how? (btw i'm busy now, will reply to more things tomorrow) > I don't care what you think I should or should not be offended by! there's a truth of the matter about some things. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
Hmm, I bet I can prove I'm more pro-freedom than you are. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
>what contradiction? i'm writing ideas online. i'm not forcing you. writing moral beliefs is compatible with freedom. Oh, in that case: I don't care what you think I should or should not be offended by! Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
Why do you proceed to call her Bruce? I can understand the mindset of someone refusing to use the right pronouns, but do you not think that it's being intentionally insulting to call someone by the name that they asked not to be called? Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
> So what's your view on trans people then, as that what you talked about in the original thread that I linked. what about them? i don't think bruce jenner is a hero. mostly i don't care. curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
> But you telling people to "stop being offended", well, I don't like some random stranger telling me what is or what is not acceptable behaviour. Especially a stranger that's claiming to be pro freedom! That's a huuuge contradiction here, actually. curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
So what's your view on trans people then, as that what you talked about in the original thread that I linked. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
>**the law should not be deciding what does and doesn't help women, either**. let them figure it out themselves (with or without the advice of whoever each individual woman wants to listen to or not). Oh wow, maybe the law should not be deciding wha Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
>regarding audiences and putting people off – i basically think people need to be more tolerant and open minded and stop getting offended when they don't understand some statement that wasn't even directed at them. Lol, "people should be more op Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
> It's not for you to decide what does or does not help women figure out their problems. i didn't say that was for me to decide. i can offer written advice on a voluntary basis. but the important thing to me is **the law should not be deciding wh curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
>not bad. one downside is people will have to stop and think to figure out what it means (and i guess some of them will misunderstand it). I'd say making people think more is a good thing. I had to stop and think the first time I saw that word t Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
>i think gender roles are a social construct. Agreed. I think a lot of feminists would agree with you there. > i don't believe genes or chemicals determine people's opinions or sexual behavior. I have no way to check that with my current und Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
regarding audiences and putting people off – i basically think people need to be more tolerant and open minded and stop getting offended when they don't understand some statement that wasn't even directed at them. i think the same problem would happ curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
> though I can see that being "right wing" and opposing "left wing" is a big part of your identity. it isn't. it's just convenient for speaking briefly. > heterosexism not bad. one downside is people will have to stop and think to figure ou curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
> being more quite i meant "quiet" curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
Oh cool, scratch that last thing I said, I saw your post on gender now. Will read it now. Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
You are free to say what you want to any group in any way you want. I'm only saying that as an outsider if I see that kind of rhetoric I will not engage in a conversation with whomever is spewing it. So if you don't want people to judge you for th Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
what do you think? curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
> tell me your views on gender, and what you would like to know, and I will reply. i think gender roles are a social construct. i don't think biology is very important to human behavior. i don't believe genes or chemicals determine people's opinion curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
> As for a different word for homophobia, what do you suggest? anti-gay. bigot (bigoted against gays). hater of gays. biased against homosexuals. dislikes homosexuals. very attached to cultural gender norms. a guy who is trying to conform and fit i curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
regarding leftists: i approached the issue in a summary way speaking to a particular audience. i am willing to discuss it from different starting points if talking with a left wing person. there's no way to write one thing that'll work for all audienc curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
Thanks for your input on your views on homophobia. I don't know where you get the 90% statistic, I personally would certainty refrain from making any estimate of form "N% of all humans are X" because of how hard it is to prove that with any certai Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
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FWIW, although i am right wing, i argued with people at a right wing discussion forum, and then left, because of their disgusting hostility to gays. i believe that more than 90% of people are bigoted against homosexuals, including most of the left too curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
Oh, yeah, I think that's normal. If I dont reply to a message in a day or so it takes me months. I will make an attempt to do so though if only to show appreciation for your persistence. Here is the thread: Lol. Honestly, I won't even begin to disc Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
my friend found the content on my ask.fm: http://ask.fm/curi42 i believe the anonymous person writing those comments was a very hostile person from the group of people that doxxed me and spammed my blog, and that they had no intention of having a r curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
ok. FYI i will reply to discussions if you follow up in a day, a week, a month. however i find other people almost never continue if they leave for more than a couple days. and i'm still very curious where you got this quote in the picture: https:/ curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
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sorry i don't delete comments. we both got a bit confused. no big deal. i don't hold grudges. hope you don't either. curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
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> You're a pretty fucked up person aren't you. you seem pretty mean and eager to jump to negative conclusions. i am trying to be patient and open minded. curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
right, the doxxing, etc, has nothing to do with you. it has to do with a past conversation. you quoted a past conversation. you put a picture at: https://twitter.com/tangled_zans/status/743745683555901440 can you provide a link to where that's f curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
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i have had some similar conversations so i thought i knew where it was from, but i guess not. curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
i can't find the quote you have a picture of on twitter. i don't know where it's from. never mind above. i retract all comments about it. i really can't comment on it without a link. curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
i was trying to clarify, from memory, why i was not interested in talking with some of the feminists who came to my blog in the past. curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
both anonymous posts above are by me, i forgot to write my name. i did not look you up on facebook. are you saying you wrote that gender thing? i may have confused it with another discussion or thought you were someone else. if so, my bad. if yo curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
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for some context on the person i merely said "I disagree" to (https://twitter.com/tangled_zans/status/743745683555901440): they are from a free speech forum on facebook. they banned me for speaking my mind there, doxxed me, and used automated software Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
the reddit thread mentioned is https://www.reddit.com/r/Physics/comments/4nur7y/criticism_of_physics_in_the_beginning_of_infinity/ another attempt to seek out physics criticism was http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/262102/criticism-of-phys curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
some things are good. some are bad. recognizing this is a step in problem solving. terrorism is bad. the way the physics community isn't interested in discussing whether FoR/BoI/DD is right or wrong is bad (not nearly as bad as terrorism, not trying t curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
> I do not see those attitudes as ones Id want to engage, out of fear of being circle jerked at and ignored. i don't know what you're seeing. could you explain it to me? is it that i called something bad? I think Obama is bad too b/c e.g. he's help Anonymous Open Thread 2016/06/17
the quote i'm replying to is from https://twitter.com/tangled_zans/status/743741896099405825 curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
> a lot of discussion of how everyone else is wrong, and very little attempt by anyone to change their own mind i come from the left. grew up lefty, in the bay area. lefty parents, neighbors, etc. i changed my mind about that and many other things. curi Open Thread 2016/06/17
http://www.leonorgomes.com/2016/06/re-fi-more-lies.html (commenting here because of the awful blog rules in the sidebar which are anti-FI-people) > and why were just passively watching them like in a tv show? why do you think Kate wasn't part Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unformatted 2016/06/16
another thing is a lot of gel ice packs say they are for cold OR hot. u can microwave them and use them as hot packs. have you tried that? Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/15
> i'm also getting old and can't physically play games for as long as i'd like (neck/back/hands). being COLD makes this MUCH worse. have you tried putting a heater right next to your chair? have you tried a heating pad for your back or neck? Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/15
another reason for asking: while i believe i know the true answer to the question, i'm less confident that he sees it the same way as i do. he might have much lower standards for what counts as trying to talk with them. if he said he had tried, then i Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/14
hi, i am the anon from #5903 i believe i know who i'm speaking with (the d2 speedrun guy who dislikes me). i admit i think i already know the answer to my question. i was asking it primarily to make a point. but i think the answer goes the ot Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/14
http://curi.us/comments/show/5903 > did you ever try talking to other people like Justin or Alan since you dislike me? Anon knows you have. Why ask a question he already knows the answer to? I guess because he wants to make a statement dis Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/14
did you ever try talking to other people like Justin or Alan since you dislike me? Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/14
so what? just write what you want to. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
you're going well off into your own thing now. i haven't even dealt with the earlier misunderstandings and you're forging on ahead. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
you also want something like the benefit of the doubt (from your perspective) which consists of people pretending you're better than you are. like you say something that sounds irrational and they bend over backwards to come up with a story in which i Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
you want me to be "nicer". you don't say this because you can't or won't specify what that means b/c what you want is irrational. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
like don't use them ever, but *especially* don't use them as replies to explicit requests for clarification. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
> better than previous. it'd also really help if you didn't use vague non-references. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
> i dont get this. maybe you're misunderstanding me. if two people spoke chinese and one knew some intro FI content it would be far easier to learn that with the person than to seek help on FI with shitty translations. the shared similar knowledge wor Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
these moderators don't want to address it, they want to shut down discussion :( Anonymous Moderators Suck 2016/06/13
#5889 >better than what? better than previous. >first of all it's *questions*. it's trying to *find out* rather than claim. you didn't answer. the questions and where they came from are still alarming. >when you say "similar knowledge" on Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
that it is just a communication gap and that you have a method to address it. Anonymous Moderators Suck 2016/06/13
#5891: what's your point? why did you quote that? Anonymous Moderators Suck 2016/06/13
>the communication gap. There is a gap between my mind and the alien's mind. The gap consists of lack of shared knowledge, lack of shared assumptions, lack of background knowledge, and so on. And as a result, communicating is hard. It's hard to tell w Anonymous Moderators Suck 2016/06/13
it sounds like you're bad at - culture clash - iterative discussion - clarifying questions - expecting, spotting and clearing up misunderstandings and not being upset about them and you want to learn from people who share the same biases, ste Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
> yes. this is better stylistically too. better than what? > the first reaction i have in mind when i read this is some IQ obsessed person throwing insults. it fits a certain stereotype. but i move on quickly. > then i consider the examples Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
#5887 >you could give a quote that you think is "abrasive rude signaling" and we could discuss it. i don't like to discuss this kind of claim with zero example quotes. too vague. fair? yes. this is better stylistically too. >quote an example we Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
> i'm pretty sure ppl have already brought up these issues before. you'll have to give a reference or do it fresh. > it's the abrasive rude signaling that gets to ppl you could give a quote that you think is "abrasive rude signaling" and we c Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
#5885 i'm pretty sure ppl have already brought up these issues before. ppl have certainly brought them up with me because of whatever style has rubbed off reading so much FI. it's the abrasive rude signaling that gets to ppl, even if you think that Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
you prefer pessimism to trying potential solutions. this is why you're stuck. you could have had a discussion about style. how hard is it REALLY to say anything useful about styles? how effective might some partial style changes be? how possible is Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
>#5883 what? first that requires knowing the style you want enough to describe the important qualities. you also have to be correct about them. you also need the time to study them. i'm not sure how you'd do any of that when the whole thing is in t Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
you're making excuses. one of the many things you've chosen not to try is posting to FI and requesting a certain style of response. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
>> discussions were easier than on FI because that person shared similar knowledge at the time. >what does this mean? that no one on FI is dumb in the same ways as you? FI doesn't work well for you because the people are too good? for instance Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
yes i saw that the longest category is 6:15 > i mean before they told me about FI. not as in before FI existed. oic > this comes off as really dismissive like you haven't put any thought into it. am i mistaken about something? what? and Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
#5878 >what do you mean 8 hours? http://www.speedrun.com/d2lod https://www.speedrun.com/d2lod#Any_Hell_HC >you mean before several lists were merged together. but long after there was TCS list, if not others too, which had discussions much like Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
also you can just do an 8 hour speedrun but take some breaks and pause the timer. you won't get official credit on leaderboards, but other than that it'll work fine. you could also consider segmented runs. Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
what do you mean 8 hours? http://www.speedrun.com/d2lod anyway the vast majority of speedruns are much shorter and i'm guessing you could do many of them. lots to choose from. > the person helped me with a lot of issues i had when i met them. th Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
#5876 >do you stretch regularly, take breaks, have a good chair, etc? i learned how to do stretching routines from my physiotherapist but only after some lifelong damage had accumulated. it's getting better but not enough for things i'd like to do Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
do you stretch regularly, take breaks, have a good chair, etc? > i really enjoyed talking to this one person and learning FI things before they broke down and became silent. this is the typical "i was learning FI stuff outside of FI" bullshit r Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
my situation is like, i've had plenty of personal 'good' interests but each died away for one reason or another. some games were the most fun i've ever experienced, but the games i liked have become stale after playing them so much. or the companies d Anonymous How To Get Unstuck 2016/06/13
there's an android version too, u can get the link on the touch arcade page which also has a cool video trailer Anonymous Duet (iOS) Finesse 2016/06/12
hey guys, one of the top duet players made a new iOS game which is similar to duet. it's called Block Havoc. really hard and fun. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/block-havoc/id1116398544?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 http://forums.toucharcade.com/showt curi Duet (iOS) Finesse 2016/06/12
FYI: def add_comment_number_links(s) re = %r{([\s@]|^)#(\d+)([\s\.\?!]|$)} # replace = '\1<a href="http://curi.us/comments/show/\2">#\2</a>\3' replace = "\\1<a href='http://curi.us/#{self.post.permalink_id}#c\\2'>#\\2& Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
i now run the regex replace 5 times in a row. so that'll get most cases of writing several in a row to work correctly. should be good enough. Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
having multiple in a row messed up the regex. cuz the regex eats one character before and after. should work if you double space them. let's see: #5865 #5865 #5865 Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
#5865 #5865 #5865 #5865 #5865 #5865 #5865#5865 #5865 #5865 #5865 test. Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
comments now have visible numbers in the footer and you can now link to comments by writing something like #2618 and it will automatically make a link. curi Fallible Ideas Unformatted 2016/06/12
#5837 test @#5837! test @#5837. test @#5837? test #5837 Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
testing again: #5837 they won't work with comments from other posts. curi From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
testing comment number automatic links: #5859 the format is you write a pound sign (#) and then the comment number. put whitespace before and after (start/end of comment works too. also @ works before and .!? work after) curi From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
http://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/35959/how-do-you-argue-with-non-sequiturs?noredirect=1#comment84954_35959 Anonymous Moderators Suck 2016/06/12
none of that solves the problem of the moderator making arbitrary decisions involving lots of stuff that is not written down in advance. here's an indication of how stupid this moderator is. i posted a philosophy question asking if there's any e Anonymous Moderators Suck 2016/06/12
the post is general philosophy, not a personal situation. FYI your advice is incompatible with my world view / philosophy. here is part of my perspective on emotions https://fallibleideas.com/emotions curi Starting Fights 2016/06/12
@alampert22 if you want to make a particular argument regarding utilitarianism, go ahead, and we can discuss that one. it can be from Mill rather than original, and you can use quotes, whatever. i'm aware literature like that exists. i'll discuss part curi From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
suggestions for better forums are also welcome. i've looked at some in the past. i didn't find something worth switching to. Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
people are welcome to contact me about technical problems and we can sort them out. if you do it at the time and give me details i can look at yahoo's log info and might be able to tell you what happened. it could be user error such as failing to sign curi From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
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over the last year or so i've posted at least 5 times from temp mail accounts where there was no bounce-back or anything. other than that some that have arrived took anywhere from minutes to hours. yahoo is a joke but i doubt it's consistently that ba Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
> plenty of posts dont arrive on FI after they are sent wtf are you talking about? yahoo groups bug? if some posts aren't being received please report it. i've seen a few were delayed a couple hours recently but i don't know of any actually missing Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
>PAS, that person was talking about making a thread on the philosophy stack exchange. on FI or this blog there aren't mods picking and choosing to allow specific threads. plenty of posts dont arrive on FI after they are sent. plenty of things are f Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
>most app developers are way better than burger flippers too what do you mean here by 'better'? do you mean of more value to the world at large or do you mean worth more money? do these 2 things always coincide? mb when you say they're 'bett anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/12
PAS, that person was talking about making a thread on the philosophy stack exchange. on FI or this blog there aren't mods picking and choosing to allow specific threads. i agree that blogging what you wrote on your own blog PLUS the fact it was mod Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
> why would someone want to spend time making a thread on the chance it's allowed by a mod? Cuz if you think FI sux you should already know why FI sux. Even if you don't already have your reason written down, you should know it clearly in your head PAS From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
maybe you could make a thread and ask them that :) but i think the mods might not allow it :( Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
why would someone want to spend time making a thread on the chance it's allowed by a mod? Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
no active FI posters are on moderation. you could have started by honestly saying you think FI has some problem and saying what it is. rather than with a wisecrack about software pricing followed by a wisecrack about congregations. you could sti Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
how else would you start an open discussion about FI problems? FI itself is censored. Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
i meant: reply above Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
he's an existing hater who hated us before this thread started (for reasons he isn't willing to have a critical discussion about), and he was lying by pretending the reply about was the problem. he stalks FI list while dehumanizing its members. eww Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
>Maybe you could ask some of the many people that do in fact talk with curi you mean the congregation? you don't even need to ask them. the replies can be guessed with high accuracy just by reading FI logs. Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
play nice J. he brought it up. just tell him! Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
>why would anyone want to talk to you when you antagonize everyone the first chance you can? Maybe you could ask some of the many people that do in fact talk with curi Mysterious J From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
why are you here? you just come and insult anyone who charges money for software, then you're mad you didn't make a good first impression and sound anti-capitalist!? Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
sounds like you like to make wide sweeping assumptions without argument. why would anyone want to talk to you when you antagonize everyone the first chance you can? Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
i meant the people at Apple making the iphone. but most app developers are way better than burger flippers too. sounds like you hate capitalism, profit, trade, prices, money, etc, and don't care to argue your case. curi From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
>The programmers who worked on the iPhone matter more than some guy serving burgers. do you mean app developers or the ones writing the OS? at least burger servers aren't writing non-free software. Anonymous From The Censored Pile 2016/06/11
Bachelorrette season 6: she dumps a dude cuz he didn't want her enuf, as much as the other guys. she says. this is a lie. really i think he did want her, didn't "show" it. which means: didn't do the right socially calibrated stuff. he wanted to Anonymous The Bachelor Discussion 2016/06/11
pro-force Anonymous The Bachelor Discussion 2016/06/11
he says the issue was a "magical spark". this is a euphemism for sexual spark. Anonymous The Bachelor Discussion 2016/06/11
on the aftershow tenley says jake couldn't put into words what the problem was and she doesn't know and that he was trying to tell her. he could have put it into words but didn't want to. he was less sexually attracted to her than to vienna. but no Anonymous The Bachelor Discussion 2016/06/11
first he calls vienna sexy and questions his physical chemistry with tenley. then when he dumps tenley he says he doesn't know why and he just felt something was wrong. such a liar. Anonymous The Bachelor Discussion 2016/06/11
the entire show is socially calibrated lies. Anonymous The Bachelor Discussion 2016/06/11
the stuff they do while dating is very unlike the stuff they will do when married Anonymous The Bachelor Discussion 2016/06/11
http://www.leonorgomes.com/2016/06/why-does-elliot-care-for-tessa.html > The conversation where I had the idea happened around 2007 in a TCS forum called The Frog Pond that does not exist anymore and it was not archived by Wayback machine. Even if Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unformatted 2016/06/06
Leonor wrote: > it was my ideas that Ayn Rand was compatible with Popper Leonor was in no way the source of this idea for the FI