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http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4243293&forum_id=2#38099750 > vouchers could be used for one-bedroom apartments renting at up to $2,648 a month > Tenants with vouchers pay 30 percent of whatever income they have toward rent, with t Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/17
A Reddit commenter who claims to have worked at Boeing from 2008-9 [agrees with the explanation in the Vox video](https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/bdfqm4/the_real_reason_boeings_new_plane_crashed_twice/ekyyd9g/) and made some scathing comments Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/04/17
What caused the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/04/17
#4521 > There is no difference between having schizophrenia and pretending to have it. Heart of the matter right there. Anonymous Schizophrenia is a Lie 2019/04/17
Apparently promoting individualism is a Jewish plot https://en.metapedia.org/wiki/Randian_Objectivism Anonymous Podcast Discussion 2019/04/16
criticism of a view on limited govt curi Open Discussion 2019/04/16
#12174 The point of a game is to figure out the most effective strategies and to win. Games are maximization problems. If you think a game is bad, don't play it or modify it. SSBM should try out some ruleset changes. Asking people to play "nice" gi curi Open Discussion 2019/04/16
> What is your opinion on people who abuse mechanics in games to be the best at X hobby, sport, gambling, etc? I'm not curi but here are some disorganized thoughts. What people consider "abuse" is often fine. I think using game mechanics effectiv Justin Mallone Open Discussion 2019/04/16
What is your opinion on people who abuse mechanics in games to be the best at X hobby, sport, gambling, etc? For example I’m one the the best yugioh tcg players in my state, and I often have to create decks that involve “unfair” or “broken” B Open Discussion 2019/04/16
If you read the reddit discussion and like it, please *post a comment saying so on reddit*. The guy I'm talking with probably estimates that zero people care besides me and him. curi Open Discussion 2019/04/15
good reddit discussion curi Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12170 Ok thank you for your time. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12169 There are no quick fixes for you here. If you want to learn how to think, begin doing that. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12166 Back again. Here's another badly done post I'm monitoring on roughly the same issue from a different culture sphere. https://www.reddit.com/r/Psychonaut/comments/bd0pxn/how_do_i_escape_long_established_isolation/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
reddit comment on how eyes work curi Open Discussion 2019/04/15
a sentence diagramming worksheet on sentences using "there" as an expletive https://www.k12reader.com/sentence-structure/diagramming_grammar_expletives.pdf Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
I'll check back here tomorrow. Hopefully in a better mindset. Have a good day. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
I currently reside in canada but I do not identify as canadian (I don't know or talk to any natives except for small things like ordering food). I doubt I could find my old posts, especially given the state I'm in. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
Who are you? Are you Canadian? Can you reference some of your old posts? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
A friend introduced me to this place when I was younger and learned some things that broke a lot of normal functioning behaviors. They were also broken well before introducing me, apparently. But they're now better off and I'm not and I don't know how Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
Is this your first time posting here? And why did you come here? What do you know or like about FI? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
Why do you want to make me feel worse than I already am? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12158 You were being super aggressive, I asked you to stop, then you did it more. If you want to tone it down, then do so, as I asked. > I'm saying it's not for me. I don't like it. Sorry? Your views are false and unargued. If you want help you Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12157 I'm saying it's not for me. I don't like it. Sorry? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
btw Is it possible to tone down the conversation? I don't think it's beneficial being this aggressive. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
You repeated your slander, gave no specifics, and basically said "I don't want the help you offered, because I'm hostile to your ideas." Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12155 It's an explanation from a particular perspective I am not interested in learning. Obviously this is not true for all people and cultures across the planet. Not sure why I have to spell out 'errors' in something I don't want or need. I dun Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12154 You haven't pointed out a single error. It explains how social dynamics actually works, in fact, whether you like it or not. It does not advocate being a predator; you shouldn't slander things without quotes or knowledge; your message is low qu Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12147 So I read a bunch of articles on that girl chasing site and everything about it seems alien and unwanted and totally unlike anything I have ever thought about wanting or even witnessed personally. I'm not looking to become a predator. Also Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
continuing the reddit discussion curi Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12151 If I didn't feel lost and looking for help I wouldn't be here. I thought a question was implied the way my post was phrased. Sorry if there's miscommunication. I'm not that good at intellectual stuff. Does that mean I'm not worth your time? L Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12150 You seem rather lost, unskilled, and now to be trying to argue with me instead of understand what I was saying. You didn't even ask a question this time. I don't think helping you is in my interest. You haven't shown value and I don't expect Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12147 This isn't strictly related to conventions as far as I can tell. I was fairly happy as a child and the world had that full spectrum of color emotionally, regardless of the activity. Also not sure if you're partially or directly arguing someth Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12148 Your topic is fine. curi Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12146 If this isn't the sort of thing to be asking here that's understandable, I guess. It would be helpful if someone could point me in the right direction. Thanks. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
> I don't think I'm that interested in cis women tbh. The linked social dynamics are relevant to any type of social interaction. It teaches what the social games are and how they work. You can do some of them or you can have poor rapport with most Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12145 I don't think I'm that interested in cis women tbh. When I was cybering it was with a guy older than me and I thought there was a faint possibility of living with him in the future (quickly realized he was just fishing when his account went in Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
It you want to act so that people relate to you, learn social dynamics like [Girls Chase](https://www.girlschase.com/how-to-make-girls-chase). You might like people less, though. Why do you want to be more emotional? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12143 Well, I learned how to meditate except that usually places me further away from my emotions. Most of my time is usually invested in doing hobbies by myself, during which I'm very good at keeping in touch with my mental and emotional state. Ho Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12142 I don't have a solution to "How do I get back in touch with my emotions?". That describes millions of different problems. You should state steps you already took to find the answer yourself, and why they didn't work. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/15
#12141 I'm don't feel sad though. Rather, I have difficulty feeling anything at all. That is the problem. It makes life feel robotic and detached. It's not fun or enjoyable. How do I get the color back? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/14
#12138 See http://curi.us/1944-questions e.g. > State steps you already took to find the answer yourself, and why they didn't work. > Give specifics. I don't have a solution to "I am sad". That describes millions of different problems. (If yo Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/14
comments on lying anticapitalists oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2019/04/14
reddit comment on dispute with binswanger curi Open Discussion 2019/04/14
How do I get back in touch with my emotions? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/14
reddit comment about Oism curi Open Discussion 2019/04/14
Soviet Central Planners Relied on the Sears Catalog. lol @ socialism Justin Mallone Open Discussion 2019/04/14
If you don't organize your learning/thinking/etc you're kinda wasting your time. You'll do stuff like reinventing incorrect versions of knowledge that is already well-developed and available to read. But inspiration matters too, being free to try stuf Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/14
I replied about Objectivism on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Trueobjectivism/comments/baup72/quality_discussion_of_objectivism_is_virtually/ekl2vgw?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x >But one of my points is that at some level of understanding Justin Mallone Open Discussion 2019/04/13
#12132 Maybe Aristotle. See *The World of Parmenides* by Popper. curi Podcast Discussion 2019/04/13
Q Anonymous Podcast Discussion 2019/04/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leXYbcWlf3E&list=PLALopHfWkFlFTj__lkebZfUw5s-CWVuIt&index=2 Human Action Podcast: Mises on Liberalism and Political Economy The guest, a Mises Institute senior editor, says at 46:45: Paraphrase: Mises wrote tha Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2019/04/13
#12129 I'm not boring; you are. I'm not interested in talking with you. Only to other people reading this. They are far better and smarter than you. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/12
> #12127 Are you sure you understand what refutation is? > (BTW curi is completely clueless about that. Doesn't get it. Doesn't get anything really. His parents (or somebody) abused him and he coped with it by becoming this pathetic. It's a life l Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/12
#12127 Are you sure you understand what refutation is? (BTW curi is completely clueless about that. Doesn't get it. Doesn't get anything really. His parents (or somebody) abused him and he coped with it by becoming this pathetic. It's a life long Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/12
> #12103 > You're not a philosopher and you don't understand philosophy - you're a fraud. > Most of your time is spent lying to yourself about these things. > You'd be disgusting were you not so laughably pathetic. AS: >"Senor d'Anconi Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/12
#12125 I have. It's nice. Don't see the relevance though. He spends a lot of effort trying to drag people into his narcissistic delusions. Time to say the truth. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/12
#12124 Have you read this? http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/argument_from_intimidation.html oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2019/04/12
#12103 You're not a philosopher and you don't understand philosophy - you're a fraud. Most of your time is spent lying to yourself about these things. You'd be disgusting were you not so laughably pathetic. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/12
Roger Scruton: An apology for thinking Alisa Open Discussion 2019/04/11
Gab's free speech browser extension is being deplatformed by Google and Mozilla. What a world. It just let you talk with other people who use the extension. https://twitter.com/getongab/status/1116357643172491266 Also Gab seem to be too stupid t Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/11
Fortnite overreaches by adding new features (with new bugs) while they have a bunch of bugs. Ninja says this could kill the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v67uvxJ4LY Anonymous Time-Based Metric For Overreaching 2019/04/10
The leftist activist hate mob has significant influence in the speed running community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7pcQbdTrBU Anonymous Philosophy Side Quests 2019/04/09
How to download mASF archived posts from: http://web.archive.org/web/20130817122905/http://www.fastseduction.com/archives/ cd; mkdir mASF; cd mASF wget "http://web.archive.org/web/20130817122905/http://www.fastseduction.com/archives/archive%5B2008 Anonymous Getting Caught Using PUA 2019/04/09
https://www.noblesoul.com/orc/bio/merrill.html Only 36? Most "capitalists" in the novel were villains but the number seems really small Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/09
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WD38BRP > Within a few years, Chase had become one of the most prominent posters on the pickup artist community's mASF forum... Rated the #7 most valuable poster out of some 100,000 forum members, including near Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/08
hitler's beneficiaries oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2019/04/08
Johnson, M. Zachary. Emotion in Life & Music: A New Science (p. 22). Unknown. Kindle Edition. > The **intensity** parameter is the force or strength of the music; it is a function of volume or the *amount of sound*, including simple loudness, and curi Open Discussion 2019/04/08
> Have you read Emotion in Life & Music : A New Science by Johnson, M. Zachary? Since you brought it up, I checked his blog and found some good points, so I looked through some of the book. I like some parts but also find major errors like his acce curi Open Discussion 2019/04/08
#12111 I think you should do what you can to test your knowledge. Talking to people at OCON was a good thing to try. I tried [HBL](http://curi.us/1930-harry-binswanger-refuses-to-think) and every other online Objectivist forum I found, instead, as wel curi Open Discussion 2019/04/08
I replied about Objectivism on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/Trueobjectivism/comments/baup72/quality_discussion_of_objectivism_is_virtually/ekfxms5?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x >The threat of jail and being exposed to poor ideas are very Justin Mallone Open Discussion 2019/04/08
#12110 I understand that but at what point will I hold off my novels by continuing to pursue being an actual philosopher. I struggle with this because I have put in the work and studied everything not just in philosophy because I believe one must be a B Open Discussion 2019/04/08
> I plan to express these ideas in my novels in a romantic way. After I have done this I want to focus more on being a philosopher. That seems backwards. You need to get the ideas right first, as well as you can, before writing novels to share them Dagny Open Discussion 2019/04/08
A reply of mine on an Objectivism subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Trueobjectivism/comments/baup72/quality_discussion_of_objectivism_is_virtually/ekfrcgz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x >Those Americans who have "independent minds dedicated Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/08
#12103 I take ideas very seriously I think you are the only person I've met who takes them to the ideal extent I'd like to be in. I just learned about popper and David through you I am going to start reading those books as soon as they arrive. I have Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/08
#12102 I plan to figure that out I'm still young and learning, but I know I am capable. Seeing what others have done without an objectivist perspective on these issues have left them hit roadblocks. I plan to express these ideas in my novels in a roma Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/08
Why Super Mario 64 Is The Best Speedrunning Game Ever Anonymous Philosophy Side Quests 2019/04/08
#12104 The guy seems to have good videos. I just watched a second one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKkhzioZVD0 It's about how looking down to reduce lag in Golden Eye was really unpopular initially. Many runners quit the game because they co Anonymous Philosophy Side Quests 2019/04/08
A 20 Year Old DOOM Record Was Finally Broken – Karl Jobst Josh Jordan Philosophy Side Quests 2019/04/08
Hi B, After learning chess and programming, I read *The Fabric of Reality* by David Deutsch, started having discussions with him, and got into philosophy. I think epistemology is the most important field. Bad intellectual methods harm progress in a curi Open Discussion 2019/04/08
> I plan to complete some of her philosophy that she hadn't got to for example music, general artifical intelligence, the role of transhumansism and bionic, discovering a metaphysical altering technology and more. These are ambitious goals. Lots of Dagny Open Discussion 2019/04/08
Hello B Open Discussion 2019/04/08
Example of How Children Are Brutalized Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/08
[image] In his book *Game*, about picking up women, Roosh gives a short intro to some philosophy stuff. Ideas matter. Reading a book and agreeing is inadequate to change your ideas. https://www.roosh Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/07
[image] https://voiceofeurope.com/2019/04/german-headmaster-suggested-christian-girl-wear-a-hijab-to-stop-bullies/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/07
>Ariel Feinerman: Is any progress in the OncoSENS programme? Have you found any ALT genes? Is any ongoing research in WILT? >Aubrey de Grey: No – in the end that program was not successful enough to continue with, so we stopped it. There is now m Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/07
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The left wants to take away the guns of Koreatown so that Hispanics and blacks can loot and pillage. Not really joking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Pwl4pvr300 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/06
Why is less social good? Anonymous Podcast: How To Learn Philosophy 2019/04/06
Gun registration doesn't solve murders – and TV shows lie. https://crimeresearch.org/2019/04/tv-show-bias-against-guns-the-constant-false-claims-that-gun-registration-being-used-to-solve-crime/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/04
I found an article about Gumroad, the site I sell stuff on. Was interesting to find out what had been going on with them for the last few years. Also the founder/ceo is @shl on twitter, I will try following him. https://medium.com/s/story/reflectin curi Open Discussion 2019/04/04
I saw someone be overcome with crying at a funeral for a person they didn't like. They didn't want to be crying and their relationship with the dead person wasn't one where others would have expected they'd cry. But the funeral situation pulled grief Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/04/04
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https://daringfireball.net/linked/2019/04/03/facebook-email-passwords [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/03
A different (PUA) take on the Hero's Journey (discussed by Jordan Peterson, based on Jung and Campbell material): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtQLh0bA7Vg Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/01
#12086 *Our Culture, What's Left Of It* by Theodore Dalrymple > Having spent a considerable proportion of my professional career in Third World countries in which the implementation of abstract ideas and ideals has made bad situations incompara Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/01
An example of popular entertainment from the pro wrestling world: https://twitter.com/wwe/status/1112900324820283393?s=21 Just a ton of fake angry fighting and violence. Also it was dumb, cops would keep people who might fight each other more Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/04/01
Good description of a way to make fake PUA vids: https://krauserpua.com/2018/04/10/lol-justin-wayne-caught-hiring-actresses-again/ 1. Open girl with mild physical compliment while expressing ZERO sexual intent through non-verbals. This simulates Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/31
https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1112488648576913408 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/31
#12082 Most adults just don't notice stuff like this consciously. It makes it hard to discuss social dynamics with them and hard for them to change anything. Noticing more is a good start towards being able to consider what changes, if any, you want t Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/31
I was in a group of people. One person told a joke to another person. I was too far away to hear all of what was said. From what I did hear it seemed to be a private joke between the two of them. I felt a social pull to smile at them both even though Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/31
Justin commented on part of an interview Dave Rubin did with some Objectivists https://youtu.be/DhAP6j6vVEU Justin's Publicist Open Discussion 2019/03/30
new vid, curi writes an FI email: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTErWs2Hd2I Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/30
How astronavigation is similar to GPS navigation Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/30
https://twitter.com/mises/status/1112038276288917504 [image] This copy is gross. They could say they explain the issue and answer the questions they pose. Instead they say the podcast is about why the Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/30
https://twitter.com/amrenreposts/status/1111755560137846784 [image] https://www.amren.com/commentary/2019/03/letter-from-zurich-airport/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/29
I was in a group of acquaintances and someone asked our opinion on a local political issue. I felt the urge to pretend to agree with the person even though I didn't know anything about the issue. I think that was a string being pulled. My automatic re Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/29
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FB to ban "praise, support & representation of white nationalism & separatism" Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/27
Military being degraded to fit PC/SJW agenda https://people.com/celebrity/female-rangers-were-given-special-treatment-sources-say/ > But whereas men consistently were held to the strict standards outlined in the Ranger School’s Standing Operat Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/26
#12058 The mocked group responded by trying to verbally fight back and mock Canary Mission's video. They immediately got rekt for it: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/26
[image] The idea that incentives can be responded too, and the overall system or process can know what it's doing even if an individual author doesn't *is very similar to how social condition and static Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/26
#12069 Nice article but questionable attacks on advertising. Advertising isn't random. The company with the best product + most profit can hire the best advertising firm. There are incentives only to advertise good products, especially in the longer t curi Open Discussion 2019/03/26
How Amazon dealt with its constraints Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/26
https://twitter.com/ImHardcory/status/1109117055335366657 [image] I have not read the study. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/25
#12063 People internalize cultural values. They make them habitual. Since the person no longer knows the reasoning and can't consciously understand what's going on, there's no good way to know when it should be changed. It doesn't automatically change Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/25
#12063 There is a book by a PUA type writer, but for a female audience. Lady: How To Meet And Keep A Good Man For Love And Marriage https://www.rooshvstore.com/books/lady/ Maybe it'd interest you. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/25
[image] People lie so much, so blatantly, that this can be a meme. Also people seeing this pic don't recognize it as lying. They don't think like "that girl is a liar" or "that girl is really dishones Anonymous Blatant Lying Example 2019/03/25
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The Girls Chase stuff pulls strings in me. I start feeling like I should be spending more time and effort in being attractive to men. But this doesn't make sense. I don't want any more sex or boyfriends or husbands or power over men. I don't under Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/25
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4228339&forum_id=2#37984697 Date: March 24th, 2019 11:35 PM Author: calishitlawguru While I am a great business person and make a lot of money practicing law, I am far from a world class trial lawy Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/24
> http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/31/consider-possibility-we-are-led-idiots/ >> One of the things I endeavor to remind people of consistently when I am asked to speak to groups around the country is to consider the possibility that we are led by a Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/24
http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/31/consider-possibility-we-are-led-idiots/ > One of the things I endeavor to remind people of consistently when I am asked to speak to groups around the country is to consider the possibility that we are led by a pa Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/24
very well done for a meme video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRSmlABDVi0 but the left can make those too. not truth-seeking enough. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/24
Good lyrics analysis by Roosh. Two pop songs that are trying to destroy heterosexual monogamy. (BTW the first one reminds me a lot of Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne, but it's even worse.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xWM9qy9Fik&feature=youtu.be&t= Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/24
[image] patio11 has to retain a superstitious model of the world in his head, and think about what superstition says about lots of events in his life, in order to better pander to superstitious people. ( Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/23
> #12043 I recorded those outside cuz that's when I had the inspiration. The background noises weren’t a distraction for me. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/21
jewish critic of islamic immigration has interview edited to make him look bad deep linking to example of editing (there's some stuff before if you want full context) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odCQhAezB_Q&feature=youtu.be#t=160s Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/21
An interesting amateur tour of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/21
https://www.macrumors.com/2019/03/21/facebook-plaintext-passwords-exposed/ > Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions Passwords in Plain Text, Thousands of Employees Had Access jfc Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/21
JSON list of stores that sell Sprite Zero Cherry Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/21
#12048 #Fired4Truth Alisa Open Discussion 2019/03/21
Non-overreaching and the Apollo space program Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/21
http://gothamist.com/2019/03/20/fairway_cashierless_app.php long excerpt: > In November, Fairway introduced a mobile app run by a New York-based company named FutureProof Retail, that allows customers to create an account and scan their own groc Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/20
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gall_(author)#Gall.27s_law : >> A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to ma Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/20
Gall's Law Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/20
I reply to a guy who thinks he refuted Objectivism on reddit curi Open Discussion 2019/03/20
#12043 I recorded those outside cuz that's when I had the inspiration. curi Open Discussion 2019/03/20
I was distracted by the background noise in these two podcasts. Was it meant to be an experiment or something? https://curi.us/files/podcasts/reputation.mp3 https://curi.us/files/podcasts/philosophy-experts.mp3 anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/20
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Greenspan#Early_life_and_education >In 1977, Greenspan obtained a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. His dissertation is not available from the university[18] since it was removed at Greenspan's request Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b53uiRFq4Ds 1 hour news report on how leftist policies are destroying seattle Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/20
> GWBush's PressSec talks about Iraqi WMDs > https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1108182597983703041.html i see a bunch of ppl flaming him on twitter but haven't seen any factual disputes so far sigh Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/19
GWBush's PressSec talks about Iraqi WMDs https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1108182597983703041.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/19
#12035 that seems like it requires good philosophy Anonymous Podcast: How To Learn Philosophy 2019/03/19
https://vdare.com/articles/big-other-in-new-foreword-to-camp-of-the-saints-jean-raspail-names-those-wringing-france-s-neck?scroll_to_paragraph=7 > A novel such as Camp of the Saints could not be published today. Even before it appeared, in July 197 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/19
"No good deed goes unpunished" is a good argument against altruism? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/19
A better subject would be How to unlearn bad philosophy Anonymous Podcast: How To Learn Philosophy 2019/03/19
https://nypost.com/2019/03/15/brexits-in-trouble-because-britains-political-class-never-wanted-it/ > Nigel Lawson, long-time No. 2 to Margaret Thatcher, wrote a short but pointed letter to The Spectator last week. He said that Lord Kerr, the Britis Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/19
I answered a comment about DD and LT: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2019/03/16/lulie-tanett-vs-critical-rationalism/ Yes the problem with bad "CR" people, or bad intellectuals, is larger than Tanett. It includes David Miller: http://c curi Open Discussion 2019/03/18
>In an interview with MSNBC on Thursday, Harris said it was "outrageous" that Vice President Mike Pence will not have one-on-one meetings with women - a critique that exaggerated a long-ago Pence comment that he does not dine one-on-one with a woman o Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/17
Choice of words in "Best Optimum Batch Size" Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/17
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https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1107452886374453248 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/17
> 1. ["Optimum" is a noun](https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optimum), but it's being used here as an adjective. If it's meant as an adjective, I think it should be "Optimal". "Optimum" can be an adjective Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/17
Choice of words in "Best Optimum Batch Size" Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/17
my notes for making this podcast curi Podcast: How To Learn Philosophy 2019/03/17
_Bureaucracy_ by Ludwig von Mises, 1944: > For under government interference with business the unity of government policies has long since disintegrated into badly coördinated parts. Gone are the days when it was still possible to speak of a gover curi Open Discussion: Economics 2019/03/17
As long as the government is small, it doesn't make that much difference if government workers don't vote, and the system makes sense: the 95% entrusting the 5% with power but the 95% making the decisions. As the government gets bigger, this policy Dagny Open Discussion 2019/03/16
Yeah, welfare recipients should be included too. Not every program handing out even a dollar, and not social security or medicare (too universal), but some clear cases like food stamps or subsidized housing. If the government is giving you money, y Dagny Open Discussion 2019/03/16
> I think government employees shouldn't be allowed to vote. (It's not permanent. They can vote again if they quit, retire, or get fired.) What do you think? Disenfranchising public school teachers, cops, and soldiers (among others) doesn't seem li Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/16
I think government employees shouldn't be allowed to vote. (It's not permanent. They can vote again if they quit, retire, or get fired.) What do you think? Dagny Open Discussion 2019/03/16
Regarding cost plus payments to government contractors: Excerpt From: Ludwig von Mises. “Bureaucracy.” Apple Books. > [Suppose] The contractor spends some money with the intention of reducing costs of production. If he succeeds, the result curi Open Discussion 2019/03/16
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https://twitter.com/reasonisfun/status/1106617278437703680 > It's neat how different epistemologies have radically different answers to: > - What people, animals and computers are > - Animal sentience > - The capabilities of children > - What Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/16
Alan Forrester writes: https://twitter.com/alan_forrester/status/1106867481531035648 > Judgment: Tanett won’t debate or consider criticism. She hides her ignorance of CR by having no mechanisms for her errors to be corrected. Then she tries to Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/16
Big scandal with bribery and cheating to get into colleges. Worth reading an article about what's going on. This one has a funny part: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/college-admissions-bribery-scandal-scheme-usc-lori-loughlin-daughter-olivia-jade-gia curi Open Discussion 2019/03/14
https://mises.org/wire/college-education-has-little-do-education > An old friend of mine, who taught political science for 25 years at the University of Colorado, was known to tell his students that the real reason they were there was to marry peop Dagny Social "Intellectuals" 2019/03/14
https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/b0v2il/why_some_people_says_that_the_austrian_school_of/eij2wcq/ I tried quoting Mises to show that Mises agrees with Popper on demarcation (except terminology) and the guy got dumb/mad/dishonest Dagny Open Discussion 2019/03/14
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In a hospital I saw a sign that said: > Aren't life's precious moments worth a few minutes? > > Get your mammogram > > Make an appointment today I think the sign had a picture of some people smiling at each other. This was designed to pu Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/14
I was exiting a building with some other people and the person behind me asked, “Is it snowing yet?” A string was pulled in me. I hadn't known it was supposed to snow that day and the question caused me to think I *should* have known. I thought a Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/03/14
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https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/b0v2il/why_some_people_says_that_the_austrian_school_of/eihw0d0/ > However, their failure to adopt empiricism, made continued contribution difficult. The comma after "empiricism" splits the su Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/14
https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/b0v2il/why_some_people_says_that_the_austrian_school_of/eihx9bk/ Popper's demarcation criterion was used to reject Marx, Freud and Adler as non-science. They claimed the authority and prestige of curi Open Discussion 2019/03/14
BrekfastLibertarian replied condescendingly. I'll paste my reply to him in the next comment after this. https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/b0v2il/why_some_people_says_that_the_austrian_school_of/eihvgy2/ Popper had a negative i curi Open Discussion 2019/03/14
https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/b0v2il/why_some_people_says_that_the_austrian_school_of/ > Why some people says that the Austrian School of Economics isn't taken seriously in the academia? Lots of reasons. A big one is becau curi Open Discussion 2019/03/13
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For reference re #12002 https://samharris.org/surviving-the-cosmos/ > DD: Human well-being, yes. Now, I actually think that’s true, but I don’t think you have to rest on that. I think the criterion of human well-being can be a conclusion, no Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/12
Lives worth living. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/12
> Undoing Aging conference I think if it's a proper noun (so "Undoing" and "Aging" are capitalized) then "conference" is part of the noun and should be capitalized too. "Undoing" and "Aging" are both modifiers, not nouns. The thing is an undoing Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/12
First sentence of today's SENS newsletter: > SENS Research Foundation (SRF) and Forever Healthy Foundation (FHF) want to see you at the second annual Undoing Aging conference, so with less than 3 weeks to go, you should definitely register as soon curi Open Discussion 2019/03/12
> If reputation is fraudulent, how can I find good ideas without reading what every thinker wrote? Find thinkers you like who have stuff you judge as high quality. It should be stuff where you can judge, e.g. an issue you know about, or a summary o curi Social "Intellectuals" 2019/03/11
How should it be? perfeito2 Social "Intellectuals" 2019/03/11
I have always done this, and suffer a lot from the discomfort of trying to look thin. I wonder if part of the reason women get a harder time than men about this is because women are afraid of “looking pregnant” when they aren’t. Jamie Sucking In Your Gut 2019/03/11
Goldratt: In Japan, The Choice outsells The Goal Josh Jordan Goldratt vs. Japan 2019/03/11
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right when he starts firing to try to backboost me... the double Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/10
https://mises.org/wire/atlas-shrugs > Three months ago, the CEO of Gravity Payments, a Seattle credit card processing firm, announced that all of the firm’s employees would be paid a minimum of $70,000 a year, according to this story. Now, the fi Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h5iv6sECGU AOC is a puppet. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/10
https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/azdjh6/does_this_contribute_anything_to_economics/ei8jn91/ Having options available has value whether they are contractually guaranteed (meaning: if the option goes away, you get paid) or not. Th curi Open Discussion 2019/03/10
https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/ays1n3/the_austropunkism_debate/ei747xn/ Salerno's paper is 80% philosophy, which is not his field. That undermines what he says. He wants people to be trained in Austrian Economics before partic curi Open Discussion 2019/03/10
The Austro-Punkism debate post: https://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_economics/comments/ays1n3/the_austropunkism_debate/ I'm not finished with the first article, by Salerno. I think it's interesting and he's wrong in some important ways but I predi curi Open Discussion 2019/03/10
Does this contribute anything to economics? curi Open Discussion 2019/03/10
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what are the best arguments that reparations for black slavery in the USA are a bad idea Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/08
> What is the best investment for small sums of money? Index funds for small or large sums of money. In the US, use Vanguard. They are good at it and have lower fees. The simplest type is a target date fund. If you want more info, try Ramit Sethi's curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/08
What is the best investment for small sums of money? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/08
> > “This bias fosters intolerance of different beliefs and this is not the kind of education we deserve. Please teach our children how to think, not what to think.” The teachers doing this *don't know how to think* and therefore *can't* teach Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/08
> Horowitz Freedom Center one of the ONLY orgs doing anything on K-12 indoctrination. Why does the rest of conservative movement not care about children been indoctrinated, pressured, and propagandized at schools? Too busy cheering on non-existent wal Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/08
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#11979 re this comment, it doesn't look like he framed it as "conservative case" but he's their token conservative, so that's how it's being interpreted by some Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/08
NY Times columnist wrote something about the "conservative case" for reparations https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/opinion/case-for-reparations.html i don't plan on reading it but if anyone wants something to fisk, might be fun Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/08
Horowitz Freedom Center one of the ONLY orgs doing anything on K-12 indoctrination. Why does the rest of conservative movement not care about children been indoctrinated, pressured, and propagandized at schools? Too busy cheering on non-existent wall Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/08
https://www.stopk12indoctrination.org/leftist-indoctrination-in-maine-classrooms-gets-green-light-from-gop > Last year, teachers at Cape Elizabeth High School facilitated a student walkout specifically aimed at passage of more restrictive firearms Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/08
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/273091/battle-against-leftist-indoctrination-public-matthew-vadum > One parent told her that at a school in Portland “students who chose not to participate in the [March 2018 pro-gun control] walk out were require Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/08
https://mises.org/library/enterprising-education-doing-away-public-school-system > Besides national defense, no government-provided service enjoys as much exemption from scrutiny as the provision and subsidization of primary public education. Even Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/07
#11973 What? Anonymous Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2019/03/07
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[image] Dawkins, who hates religion, uses religious imagery to suggest similarity between himself and Moses (who got the 10 commandments from God up on Mount Sinai, then went down and shared the message Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/07
https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/comments/axxfod/mindblown_my_girlfriend_just_confirmed_trp_to_me/ cocky asshole type guy (that's an exaggeration ofc) does well with women. likes a particular girl a lot. and she complains about it. so he gets Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/06
replying to labor theory of value post on austrian econ subreddit curi Open Discussion 2019/03/06
[Tetris] Hypertapping can hurt your hand Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/06
There is only one God (Kek) and Pepe is his prophet. Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/06
https://twitter.com/AP4Liberty/status/1102966081990414337 [image] It's disgusting and anti-intellectual to conflate arguments with sword fights and bloody killings. "Memes" like this can be, and ar Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/05
Neat tech salary info site: https://www.levels.fyi/SE/Apple/Google/Facebook Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/05
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One other error in my Tetris post: NES Tetris was published in *1989*, not 1985 as I stated above. 1985 is when the NES itself came out in North America. Source (same as above): https://tetris.fandom.com/wiki/Tetris_(NES,_Nintendo) Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/05
markdown in comments here is done with regex. you can url encode special characters. https://tetris.fandom.com/wiki/Tetris_%28NES%2C_Nintendo%29 as a [markdown link](https://tetris.fandom.com/wiki/Tetris_%28NES%2C_Nintendo%29) Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/05
Re: NES Tetris level 33 reached for the first time Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/05
Markdown links for URLs with trailing parenthesis? Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/05
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> > There are no laptops that don't use Apple's idea and there haven't been since the PowerBooks came out. Apple Insider is technically incorrect: https://www.amazon.com/Update-CPU-m3-8100Y-Windows-Graphics-Bluetooth/dp/B07H2XGD6M/ I know someo PAS Open Discussion 2019/03/04
Editorial: Apple's waiting game on foldable iPhones is no surprise https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/02/27/editorial-apples-waiting-game-on-foldable-iphones-is-no-surprise via Instapaper > “Similarly, the PowerBook introduced the idea of mov Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/04
Monopoly Through Austrian Lenses | Jonathan Newman https://mises.org/library/monopoly-through-austrian-lenses via Instapaper > “Then what about Luxottica’s alleged decision to restrict output? Let us trace through the implications of their p Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/04
> UK has unwritten constitution - bad? Yes. It would be better to have an explicit statement of some set of principles of government. The government could always ignore them if it wanted, as often seems to happen in the US, but somebody would alway oh my god it's turpentine Improving The World With Written Discussion Rules 2019/03/03
Ocarina of Time Any% Tutorial by MichaelRadar (2014) Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2019/03/03
This commentary video on the book is pretty good (and is part of a series): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5G7JSj6YGQ Anonymous Commentary Videos on 12 Rules for Life 2019/03/03
you TRY to follow the rules, as written, instead of TRYING to follow the rules as adjusted by common sense so ur like "well it says X but Y makes more sense so we'll just treat it like Y". > UK has unwritten constitution - bad? dunno, don't they Anonymous Improving The World With Written Discussion Rules 2019/03/03
UK has unwritten constitution - bad? Anonymous Improving The World With Written Discussion Rules 2019/03/03
given all rules have to be interpreted, how does "an ethos of follow the literal rules" work? Anonymous Improving The World With Written Discussion Rules 2019/03/03
> I disagree with calling Marxism a religion or saying that atheists are "religious" in their own way This is disagreeing with a fairly common view, as a way to explain what I think more, it's not a claim that you are doing that. curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
Critical Rationalist thinking is another example of a tradition of thought. It's hard to define exactly which ideas fall within it or not (lots of Popper fans have thoughts which aren't very good, and it can be controversial who to disqualify), but we curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
Religions are specific things like Christianity. They have some commonalities like addressing big questions like the purpose of life. The criteria for being a religion aren't carefully defined, so there are edge cases and I haven't tried to figure the curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
It would be helpful if you explained what you mean by the following: -religious thinking - religion - atheism Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
I'm most informed about the Abrahamic religions. I'm unsure if you disagree with this claim? >I think the *core* of religious thinking is accepting claims *based on doctrine* rather than on good explanations, criticism, and empirical evidence. Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
Do you think that was the core of Athenian religious thinking, or do you not know much about that, or is your view focused on modern religious particularly Christianity, Judaism and Islam? By your definition, tons of atheists are more religious (do curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
Yes, this seems to be where our disagreement lies. I think the *core* of religious thinking is accepting claims *based on doctrine* rather than on good explanations, criticism, and empirical evidence. Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
> If a religion contains rational, useful parts it is in spite of religious thinking, not because of it. You seem to be defining religious thinking as whatever is bad and dumb (and associated with a religion), rather than e.g. whatever is part of a curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
If a religion contains rational, useful parts it is in spite of religious thinking, not because of it. You didn't address this section, which I think is key: >Rejecting all specific religious claims that are bad explanations or are falsified wo Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/03
> Religion always requires static memes in so far as its claims depart from reality. Do you agree? No. What? People can make mistakes without it being static memes. > I agree people should be sceptical of "scientific consensus" *especially* if t curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/02
>Today, or always? Today, religion requires static memes - do you agree? Atheism doesn't require static memes - do you agree? Religion always requires static memes in so far as its claims depart from reality. Do you agree? -- We need commo Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/02
Philosophy didn't fail just because many philosophers are bad. There are good ones: http://fallibleideas.com/books Philosophy is the name of the field which includes, e.g., *methods of rational thinking*. That field can never be abandoned, we just Anonymous Infrequently Asked Questions 2019/03/02
> agreed, debate can be a good one, but who evaluates the debate then? doesnt it again come down to rhetoric? and appealing to laymen shortcuts of evaluation based on their senses rather their intellect? No, it's up to people to explain within the curi Judging Experts by the Objective State of the Debate 2019/03/02
> - religion *requires* faith (and thus anti-rational memes) Today, or always? Many Christians have crafted logical arguments for God's existence, and other matters, which they believed to be correct. Do you know much about the role of religion in curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/02
philosophy failed because it missed the concepts to evaluate virtue properly. neuroscience might come in hand now and we can combine them to a greater good. bottom line is > define the human design as best as you can , values and virtues , see what https://www.facebook.com/Keen4 Infrequently Asked Questions 2019/03/02
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the run gruia The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality Is Due to Dishonest, Irrational Ignorance 2019/03/02
Faith: religion vs evolution CB Open Discussion: Religion 2019/03/02
Trans is a horror story (and btw it started decades ago, it's getting more attention now b/c it's had so long to develop into a larger evil): https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2019/02/49686/?fbclid=IwAR0hhqCiI1oLa_DOSIZizUd1_ZnVI-3I9k3GyL7t2sG5MC8 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/02
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Fundamental Life Skills you'll gain by applying yourself at improving in fighting games. Alisa Open Discussion 2019/03/01
Rejecting meta discussion is an example of people wanting *bounded discussions*. It's a demand that discussions have limits placed on them. (As always, they aren't too clear about exactly what the limits are.) Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/01
[image] Of course it's not a CRIME to be ignorant of economics, but they are betraying the value of economics here. It's good to know the basics – of the subject, and of how economics think – like o Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/01
https://twitter.com/Sam_Dumitriu/status/1101147929736343554 [image] someone in comments suggests the study is unethical because it wastes thousands of people's time. i agree. a defender estimates 3mi Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/01
> Which are the biggest problems with libertarianism? Sympathy and alliance with left. Open borders. Mostly not Mises fans/students. Mostly anti-Objectivism. Vague, badly defined label that includes leftists. Radicals who say they ha Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/03/01
How the left views the world: assimilated immigrant = not diverse. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/01
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David Horowitz is another example of how the best people will talk some, because they like to, instead of just making excuses about being busy. And they don't choose all their discussion partners by prestige. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/03/01
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Ralph Cudworth on concentration Alisa Open Discussion 2019/02/28
Early on when I used Twitter I had several interactions with Heartiste and he followed me and retweeted some of my stuff. He had far more followers than me (I forget how many, at least 10k, maybe 50k). That's the kind of way you can build up a bigg curi Open Discussion 2019/02/28
Twitter censoring Canary Mission again: https://us10.campaign-archive.com/?u=97f5dcf7e199dea4dc3139b76&id=08c34452da&e=6860d70a78 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/28
https://www.amazon.ca/How-Destroy-Man-Now-DAMN/dp/099982032X > A wave of sexual misconduct allegations about powerful men have exploded recently in the media (e.g., the news, Twitter #MeToo, etc.). A bold social movement has begun with brave women Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/28
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> Today in a store the cashier asked me if I wanted to donate to some charity. > This request is intended to pull strings that make people donate to charity in order to feel like they are good people. Yeah and it works well. Ppl strive to feel a kate Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/28
At a place where I used to work, people would solicit donations for Comic Relief and Save the Children who both promote anti-Israel agendas https://edgar1981.blogspot.com/2015/03/why-you-should-not-give-penny-to-comic.html https://www.ngo-monit oh my god it's turpentine Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/28
Today in a store the cashier asked me if I wanted to donate to some charity. This request is intended to pull strings that make people donate to charity in order to feel like they are good people. It's also intended to pull strings that cause th Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/27
Which are the biggest problems with libertarianism? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/02/27
https://www.facebook.com/WingmomDE/photos/a.155869861806513/352593562134141/ This pulls strings in people of *it's funny that my kid thinks I'm mean to her*. I think most parents feel a little bad when their kid calls them mean. They make this kind Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/27
Leffen BM to hbox at Smash Summit 7 (2018) Alisa Open Discussion 2019/02/26
srconstantin: Humans Who Are Not Concentrating Are Not General Intelligences Alisa Open Discussion 2019/02/26
Correct link to screencapped comments: http://imgur.com/a/Hb2Ic Alisa Open Discussion 2019/02/25
Making Rolling Rocks SM64 video was a “torturous ordeal” Alisa Open Discussion 2019/02/25
what are the best criticisms of the idea of trade deficits being a problem Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/02/25
https://twitter.com/Andymosity_/status/1089989169550520320 > We plateau in our gaming skill because we continue "grinding" pretty mindlessly... > There's an entire skill in understanding HOW to improve effectively. We neglect this concept and neve Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/24
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Caroline Glick: Ilhan Omar & Co. Were Elected Because of Their Racism, Not In Spite of It | Breitbart https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/17/caroline-glick-ilhan-omar-co-were-elected-because-of-their-racism-not-in-spite-of-it/ via Instapaper Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/23
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> The use of a drug problem as an excuse for other bigger problems is interesting. This is common. People think the solution is to solve the drug problem first and then everything else will fall into place. Then it turns out to be really hard t another anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/23
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[image] The use of a drug problem as an excuse for other bigger problems is interesting. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/23
https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/02/22/rip-culture-war-thread/ [image] I sympathize with this. Topic restrictions on discussion cause all sorts of problems in general. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/23
https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/02/22/rip-culture-war-thread/ > I was thinking of something along these lines a while ago. I’m noticing that MRA-type ideas are becoming more mainstream lately – hell, a few months ago I saw a feminist say someth Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/23
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It's better to read it as "she" referring to the same person both times. It *is* ambiguous (not "a bit"), but the better way to deal with the ambiguity is to read it more consistently. Presumably they are *both* bitches, so it works fine both ways Anonymous Infrequently Asked Questions 2019/02/23
> A woman told a story about hearing voices cuz she wanted to kill her mother cuz she was a bitch > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyL0jjI93OI I assume the woman hearing voices wanted to kill her mother cuz the mother was a bitch but the reuse Anonymous Infrequently Asked Questions 2019/02/23
My additional thoughts > ▪ Cliches. “it may not look like much” “packs more than a few surprises” “not for the faint of heart” “a little something we like to call” “She's my princess” (not sure) “Whatever she wants, sleepy Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/23
> Write down your comments on the clips (don't watch the clips again, just use your memory). Don't write things you wouldn't normally say. Don't stop being yourself to do analysis. Don't write a bunch of dumb stuff just to have more written down. Don' sleepy Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/23
> When you watched the clips, did you notice anything? Did you have any opinions? What was good? What was bad? Did you stop to think about them? If you think about it now, can you come up with much without rewatching? in the second clip, snotlout s sleepy Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/23
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[image] The trash study link: https://www.gwern.net/docs/genetics/heritable/2019-lakhani.pdf Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/23
https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/02/22/rip-culture-war-thread/#comment-723448 [image] If the thing that ended what he feared is capitalism, why is he on a lefty-blog that censors right wing ideas? (He Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/22
[image] twitter is so fucking bad. i was trying to find the pacifist run link but only saw one link, and the preview indicated that link was the 0 pause one. turns out the visible text link is the pac Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/22
People put all their forgetting in all the wrong places. They should forget what other people think instead of what they think. curi Open Discussion 2019/02/21
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> Reporters are just lazy. Some laziness, but also a lot of partisan bias. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/20
a corrupt socialist?! Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/20
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2019-02-20.html > The bill President Trump signed last Friday is worse than anything Hillary could ever have gotten through Congress. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/20
https://www.csoonline.com/article/3336227/security/nest-secure-had-a-secret-microphone-can-now-be-a-google-assistant.html > Nest Secure had a secret microphone, can now be a Google Assistant > The Nest Secure system had secret microphone that ca Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/19
Teachers also frequently do try to be fair. But it's weird. They are like "I don't want to give away too much, I don't want to be too helpful, that'd make the test too easy." They sort of try to strike an arbitrary compromise between making their teac Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/19
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Wobbling is a bug because it is *not intended by the game designers*. The code doesn't do what they want. If they knew that would or could happen, they would have forced a grab release after 10 seconds or something else to prevent the infinite. Whethe Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/19
I saw this Valentine's "joke": > Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a trout. For women, this pulls strings of *it's important that men love you and the way to get them to love you Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/19
Good points that I agree with: - aesthetics aren't the only issue with wobbling - wobbling could be banned in an objective way with a patch - wobbling affects game balance for players at low and medium skill levels (who comprise the majority Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/19
> aesthetically undesirable straw man. it's strategically undesirable too. bad game design (though of course it wasn't game design, it's a bug). > There is no clear line where you begin to do [it]. that would be solvable by adding an option Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/18
ph00tbag smashboards post against banning wobbling Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/18
Wobbles' smashboards post against banning wobbling (2013) Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/18
Armada is against banning wobbling Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/18
Wobbling banned in Melee at GOML 2019 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/18
Apple's management doesn't want Nvidia support in macOS, and that's a bad sign for the Mac Pro https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/01/18/apples-management-doesnt-want-nvidia-support-in-macos-and-thats-a-bad-sign-for-the-mac-pro via Instapaper > Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/18
Exposing Shallowness https://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_direct_link.cfm?blog_id=66727 via Instapaper > “What makes individuals choose to undergo the painful, expensive, and virtually irrevocable process of tattooing? Having listened to an un Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/18
Nice example of how people put superficial symbols / rituals of affection over actual achievements like being a real parent https://www.newenglishreview.org/blog_direct_link.cfm?blog_id=66727 > I was recently consulted in the prison in which I Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/18
#11853 Trump has control over who he hires. he's allowed MAGA type people to be pushed out or fired them himself (Bannon, Gorka, Sessions) and let the establishment people take over. he's also failed to achieve major campaign promises (WALL, repealing Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/17
I replied to Horowitz: If I were president, I would have hired you. Trump didn't. He surrounded himself with people who dislike the MAGA movement, and he naively thought the swamp (both dem and GOP) would be reasonable. And he didn't prioritize the curi Open Discussion 2019/02/17
[image] [image] I'm more inclined to agree with Cernovich. Anyone agree with Horowitz? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/17
> Why pajamas have stripes? I don't know. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/02/17
Why pajamas have stripes? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/02/17
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beefsteak_Nazi >As a former Marxist in his early years, Goebbels once stated "how thin the dividing line" was between communism and National Socialism, which had caused many Red Front Fighters to "switch to the SA".[15 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/17
Lefties up until not that long ago considered NYC's transit system a model that other cities in the country should follow. how is it nowadays? http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4203101&forum_id=2#37793755 > Date: February 16th, 201 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/17
Leonard Peikoff in his course on logic, lecture 2: > No one could classify all possible kinds of errors and fallacies that human beings engage in and there would be no point in any such exhaustive classification. So, some errors have no particular Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/15
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/immigration-landmines-in-the-funding-bill/ Immigration Landmines in the Funding Bill Mark Krikorian The text of the funding bill was released last night/this morning, and lawmakers are expected to vote on t Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/14
[image] It continues to look grim. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/14
A store named something like “Tony's Famous Pizza” is pulling strings with the word Famous, even though people sort of know that the place might not actually be more well known than other pizza places. “Famous” pulls the string of *lots of Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/13
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/reviewedcom/2019/02/07/gifts-women-actually-valentines-day-2019/2793719002/ > Champagne or wine: Go to a liquor store. Grab some alcohol. Pay. Leave store. > > Flowers: Go to Trader Joe's OR a local florist. B Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/13
I saw a product in a store called Muscle Milk. It was a non-dairy protein shake. The product looks milk-like but I think they used the word "Milk" in their title to pull strings of *healthy and strong*, which are things that past milk advertising has Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/13
a xoxo post about how news that the Senate found no collusion between Trump and Russia will play out http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4200269&forum_id=2#37770711 Date: February 12th, 2019 2:44 PM Author: Muscadine wine Here's Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/12
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> i was looking for examples of libertarians engaging in rationalism and specifically applying the NAP in silly ways. i thought the survey results indicated some people doing that. that is what you should say along with the link. that's a huge amou Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/12
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https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/11/amy-klobuchar-trolls-hillary-there-wasnt-a-lot-of-campaigning-in-wisconsin-in-2016/ Title: > Amy Klobuchar Trolls Hillary: ‘There Wasn’t a Lot of Campaigning in Wisconsin in 2016’ The article Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/12
> Racism as a concept is more of an example of puppet string *creation*. You're explaining a category of strings that are attached to people. > > Pulling a string would be like a particular tweet that brings up race to manipulate its audience. Ah Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/12
> Also you omitted any statement of what you think, presumably to evade the possibility of criticism (ineffectively since I just criticized the method itself). this is what i had written as commentary before posting the quotes from survey: There Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/11
>> The questions asked were, 1) Would you cross the lawn and help the child? And 2) Would helping the child violate the parents’ rights? > Terrible survey design. I would not cross the lawn and help the child. Because, duh, *I'm not a cop*. I'd c Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/11
Racism as a concept is more of an example of puppet string *creation*. You're explaining a category of strings that are attached to people. Pulling a string would be like a particular tweet that brings up race to manipulate its audience. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/11
> The questions asked were, 1) Would you cross the lawn and help the child? And 2) Would helping the child violate the parents’ rights? Terrible survey design. I would not cross the lawn and help the child. Because, duh, *I'm not a cop*. I'd call Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/11
last post should have had some [...] to indicate omitted text, my bad Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/11
Libertarian Survey Results Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/11
Racism is an example of puppet-string-pulling. From a young age we absorb racial stereotypes that are part of our culture. Most people consciously want to be non-racist. But our culture keeps influencing how we see people of different races and we hav Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/11
[image] Why is Ted Cruz praising lies and lip service? He's made himself a dupe of such obvious, superficial faking. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/11
Lefties talk about "emotional labor" a lot. Seems like a bad concept to me Labor involves performing work -- doing something in the world. Having an emotional experience isn't performing work Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/11
People say "I can't believe [X] has died" when X was an old person and the person making the statement clearly believes the death has occurred. So they say something that's not true. I think they do this cuz demonstrating a certain level of shock a Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/10
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_MacArthur#Escape_to_Australia_and_Medal_of_Honor >In February 1942, as Japanese forces tightened their grip on the Philippines, MacArthur was ordered by President Roosevelt to relocate to Australia.[148] On the Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/10
When you defend against a flame, you are acting like the person meant the flame. Better to just pretend they didn't mean. View reality a particular way (a framing) that's good for you and stick to it no matter what and lots of weaker ppl will see thin Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/10
Seagull was an early, popular Overwatch streamer. he played pro, and was good, but chose to quit to stream more. he is streaming Apex Legends today, the new pubg/fortnite copy from EA that spent a lot of marketing dollars getting streamers/youtubers/i Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/10
an overwatch caster just said “the ray of hope is gone” which is cliche. the co-caster said “it’s gone”. he played the role of an echo. taking what the other guy said and agreeing/amplifying is really really common and doesn’t add anything Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/10
#11821 Those are good. If you practice this a lot, you may be able to automate it some, so that you can notice things like that in all conversations without actively trying to. That's what it takes to be able to deal with this stuff effectively in dai Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/10
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/04/podcasts/the-daily/taliban-afghanistan-peace-deal.html I noticed some things that the host, Michael Barbaro, does to pull the audience's strings of *this guy is thoughtfully listening to the neutral facts and draw Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/10
https://abc7chicago.com/5127392/ >> Supporters say people could use the extra cash to cover unexpected emergencies, increase their savings and improve their *health*. > Emphasis added. Chicago wants to give people $1000/month for free at taxpay Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/08
https://abc7chicago.com/5127392/ > Supporters say people could use the extra cash to cover unexpected emergencies, increase their savings and improve their *health*. Emphasis added. Chicago wants to give people $1000/month for free at taxpayer e Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/08
> Amazon sells a lot of things they label as AmazonBasics. This label pulls strings of *frugal, sensible people buy this and I want to be a frugal, sensible person* and *I must need this thing because it's a basic thing and everyone needs the basics*. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
#11815 "increased risk" means there was a weak correlation in some bullshit study. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
Amazon sells a lot of things they label as AmazonBasics. This label pulls strings of *frugal, sensible people buy this and I want to be a frugal, sensible person* and *I must need this thing because it's a basic thing and everyone needs the basics*. Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2019A/bills/2019a_1032_01.pdf > (b) Sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and bullying are pervasive and serious public health concerns, placing impacted youth at increased risk for uninten Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
> If the fundamental problem is people are bad at learning and therefore bad at learning to learn, why is it a big difference to get paid help? The blog post covers differences. You don't understand and ask about differences without specifics ( Anonymous Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/08
#11812 I thought it was pretty good. Didn't read all the points. I thought it under-explained stuff a lot. Too abbreviated, not enough clarity and help for the reader. I especially disliked the repeated use of fancy italic terms and the reliance on th curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
https://www.epsilontheory.com/all-along-the-watchtower/ I thought this was a good example of someone outside the FI community doing an analysis of puppet-string pulling. In this case, it's an analysis of NPR's "fact check" of Trump's 2019 State of PAS Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/08
Why Amazon banning powerpoint in favor of memos Alisa Open Discussion 2019/02/08
https://twitter.com/thecalebbond/status/1091326743292534785?s=21 Great cross examination of a leftie lying about Venezuela sanctions Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/08
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#11805 I think I’m a great test case. I’ve been stuck for years and I hired Elliot (for email) and Ingracke (for calls and emails) and it’s been immensely helpful to the point that I’m no longer stuck and I’m making progress! One GISTE Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/07
>> People overrate licking cooking spoons, pots, etc, b/c that's their first taste of the food which is generally better than later tastes. > Why do you call that overrating if that first taste really does taste better? Did you try to figure out Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/07
For a lot of cultural memes, like the things in this thread, I am partially consciously aware of them while at the same time being in the grip of them. Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/07
Any examples of people who have been helped by this kind of attention? Testimonials? If the fundamental problem is people are bad at learning and therefore bad at learning to learn, why is it a big difference to get paid help? Anonymous Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/07
Facebook keeps trying to show me a video about my friendships. > Together in Friendship > > Friendship is all about the moments we share together. This Friends Day, take a look back on the memories you've made with the friends in your life. I Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/07
> Marital fighting is funny? its interesting to see how the culture has changed and how it hasn't. Wikipedia entry on the old TV show The Honeymooners: >Alice (née Alice Gibson), played in the first nine skits, starting in 1951, and ending in J Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/07
> People overrate licking cooking spoons, pots, etc, b/c that's their first taste of the food which is generally better than later tastes. Why do you call that overrating if that first taste really does taste better? Anonymous 2 Open Discussion 2019/02/07
People overrate licking cooking spoons, pots, etc, b/c that's their first taste of the food which is generally better than later tastes. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/06
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>At the same time they were meddling with the clocks, the French instituted a decimal calendar. This lasted a little longer, since it was forced by nature to make some concessions to real life. A year has 365 and a quarter days, give or take an hour, Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/06
Marital fighting is funny? [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/06
> I find it weird that he's a visitor (probably an infrequent one) telling a blog author to fuck off from the author's own site. Yeah that is weird Anonymous How Badly Run Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges? 2019/02/06
I find it weird that he's a visitor (probably an infrequent one) telling a blog author to fuck off from the author's own site. Anonymous How Badly Run Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges? 2019/02/06
#11794 Do you have an argument against the position expressed in this post, or are you just virtue signalling in support of cryptocurrency? oh my god it's turpentine How Badly Run Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges? 2019/02/06
fuck off crypto sceptic Anonymous How Badly Run Are Cryptocurrency Exchanges? 2019/02/06
Jordan Peterson is now selling a *private* discussion forum bundled with some other things. https://www.jbpdaily.com There is no info about the forum. What software does it use? What does it look like? How does moderation work? Absolutely zero i curi Open Discussion 2019/02/05
> Related story: Blizzard made all the Overwatch league players get rid of Pepe emotes from their social media. [image] Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
> Black and white photo. Plaid scarf. I think those hint at intelligence in our culture's eyes. I think people can imagine a professor or a person from Boston wearing that scarf. (Warning/disclaimer: I'm pretty bad at this kinda cultural trivia.) B oh my god it's turpentine Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
> I think she's trying to look intelligent but I don't know why I think that. Black and white photo. Plaid scarf. I think those hint at intelligence in our culture's eyes. I think people can imagine a professor or a person from Boston wearing that Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
#11787 Me on IMs after my friend said a comment partially about that quote, which mentioned personalness sorta indirectly: > tbh the thot that ppl would interpret it as personal had not occurred to me it's so fake. ik. lol sigh. a recent, rea Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
Saying she loves coffee implies she is a busy person, and therefore important. She's too busy to get enough sleep so she uses coffee to be alert and focused on her job. Saying she loves chocolate cookies shows that she's not too much of a goody-two Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
> The Rebekka Honeit bio is partly pretending to share some personal info and let you get to know the person more and be more connected with them. I guess this fools the same people who think a Facebook page is real info about what someone's life is l Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
The Rebekka Honeit bio is partly pretending to share some personal info and let you get to know the person more and be more connected with them. I guess this fools the same people who think a Facebook page is real info about what someone's life is lik Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
> https://ulysses.app/blog/2019/02/preview-15-split-view/ > [image] > That's an example of puppet string pulling. That is there to manipulate people. > Examples are everywhere. Post a few dozen if you care to understand this and be manipulate Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
https://ulysses.app/blog/2019/02/preview-15-split-view/ [image] That's an example of puppet string pulling. That is there to manipulate people. Examples are everywhere. Post a few dozen if you care curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/02/05
Today's twitch vod is mostly just Ein Lacher (solos trying to get hit 3 times or fewer). I spent a long time doing Lionotus on staff then did a bunch pretty quickly on Fiona then did Weeping Queen with staff and needed like 6 retries. Also I topped da curi Hardness, Emotions, Mental Automation 2019/02/05
Note you can trivially change the timeline while keeping the proportions the same. E.g. double, triple or 10x the amounts of time for bigger projects. The 3 phases and 80%s stay the same. The first two phases are the same length and the third phase is curi Method Of Doing Things Soon 2019/02/04
typo Anonymous Hardness, Emotions, Mental Automation 2019/02/04
There are lots of videos available of me learning Vindictus stuff on my Twitch, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/374961367 In this video I practice and gold medal 3 bosses, in addition to playing a bit of other stuff. The first one is a yet curi Hardness, Emotions, Mental Automation 2019/02/04
Kate asked about this post on FI: > I think the meaning of hard/easy used in the statement is the second one, i.e. hard/easy for me (now). > Whether or not something is also considered inherently hard doesn’t matter. The key is whether it’s curi Hardness, Emotions, Mental Automation 2019/02/04
Another :) DW H 12 Rules for Life Typos in Rule 1 2019/02/03
> Most crit rat's on twitter don't reply to or retweet ET. They're silently judging the source but not exposing their judgments to criticism. That's dishonest. And so lacking in guts. Esp. for a crit rat. Ask them about it directly. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/03
Most crit rat's on twitter don't reply to or retweet ET. They're silently judging the source but not exposing their judgments to criticism. That's dishonest. And so lacking in guts. Esp. for a crit rat. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/03
[image] Unusually stupid comment from patio11 (the fact people aren't dying does not indicate that regulation is the cause. there are other plausible causes like the companies wanting to stay in business Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/03
#11769 Thank you, Curi. Much appreciated. DeRoj Judging Experts by the Objective State of the Debate 2019/02/03
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Why Democratic Socialists Support Totalitarian Regimes https://freebeacon.com/national-security/why-democratic-socialists-support-totalitarian-regimes/ via Instapaper > “The last straw for me was personal. I had written four reports on Nicar Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/02
I forwarded 3 posts to FI list today: [image] curi Judging Experts by the Objective State of the Debate 2019/02/02
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> I'm guessing you have always been pretty good at reason. Do you think DD would have wanted so much interaction with you if you were interested in reason but bad at it? Would you want someone as a best friend who was interested in reason but bad at i curi Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/01
> If someone doesn't rapidly become my best friend, that is a sign of there being some problem or limit with their interest in reason. I got thousands of hours of interaction with DD, for free, because interacting with rationality is so desirable and student Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/01
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/satans-party-dem-virginia-del-kathy-tran-submitted-bill-to-save-cankerworms-on-same-day-as-late-term-abortion-bill/ > Virginia Democrat Kathy Tran Submitted Bill to Save Cankerworms on Same Day She Submitted Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/02/01
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I forgot to say: also learning lots of common ways people are irrational, lie to themselves, aren't interested in reason, etc. Being familiar with what lots of common failures, lies, memes, social dynamics, etc, look like. Catching other people not be curi Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/01
>> People lie to themselves about their interest in reason much more than about how much money they have. That's the one to be more wary of. > How can I tell if I'm lying to myself about my interest in reason? I think I am interested in reason. curi Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/01
> People lie to themselves about their interest in reason much more than about how much money they have. That's the one to be more wary of. How can I tell if I'm lying to myself about my interest in reason? I think I am interested in reason. student Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/02/01
It depends. But basically if someone wants it and can afford it, I think it's a great value and a big help. Wanting this kind of help is the biggest bottleneck. It's hard to help people who don't want my help. And most people don't want help becaus curi Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/01/31
> Intellectual progress is hard and finding ways to throw money at the problem can be good. I know this a difficult question to answer: How much easier is intellectual progress if someone pays you for consulting? That is, if someone paid you lots o student Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/01/31
#11757 They could write down what they're doing or what they think their path is. Then critically analyze it and ask others for criticism. A general indication is how involved they are in philosophy discussion, and how productive that is. If not Anonymous Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/01/30
> The FI group is about reason and intellectual progress. To use it well requires being good at those things or being on a path to get good at them. How could someone tell if they are on a path to get good at reason and intellectual progress? Ho student Differences Between My Free Resources and Paid Help 2019/01/30
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Following a suggestion, I changed a*(-1) to 0-a in the recursive example so that it isn't using a built in multiplication function. curi Structural Epistemology Introduction Part 1 2019/01/29
[image] Ben Shapiro is a socialism-sympathizing idiot. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/29
mind = factory. mostly automated (at least from CEO’s perspective. nvm if the work stations have workers or robots) consciousness = a manager who can go around to one work station at a time and tell them to change stuff or watch what they’re do Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/29
https://www.dailywire.com/news/42751/high-school-students-disqualified-debate-after-ashe-schow > High School Students Disqualified From Debate After Quoting Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson > A pair of Utah high school seniors lost a debate round be Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/28
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#11739 The phrase "acts like a wave" is a floating abstraction that you are using to obscure the fact that you have no account of what is happening in single particle interference. The reality is that multiple versions of a photon go down all of the p oh my god it's turpentine Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
He's written plenty of books since 1991 e.g., "Darwin's Dangerous Idea", "Freedom Evolves". Check out his wiki. His most recent is "From Bacteria To Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds" from 2017. That latest book has his most recent ideas but I've Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
The meme king hasn't had anything to say besides part of one book from 1991? No articles with new ideas? Seems damning. I just read a little of the book and got bored. Is there a passage you think would offer value to me? curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
Maybe "Consciousness Explained"? Except it's not an article. But if you search for "consciousness explained pdf" you should be able to download a pdf then just cruise through the meme stuff. Deutsch ignored it and focused on Blackmore instead but Denn Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
Oh, I missed that when skimming. That's alright then. I still dislike the style and the Diamond praise. Is there an article you think is worth reading? curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
> He goes on to talk about memes as basically mind-parasites as if good ideas don't also replicate. I don't think he is saying all memes are basically mind-parasites. He's making an analogy with symbionts and says there are three types of memes: Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
Someone took notes on BoI: https://innovationmemes.blogspot.com/2015/02/beginning-of-infinity-table-of-contents.html Note there are links to additional notes for some sections. curi Open Discussion 2019/01/28
I agree Dennett's silence re DD's meme work is a major concern. But OK let's take a look. I didn't want to watch a video so I found this: https://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/dennett/papers/MEMEMYTH.FIN.htm First paragraph was bad, e.g. didn't say w curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/28
#11741 was in reply to #11733 Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
Nah - I'm not gonna defend Blackmore or Dennett. I agree Deutsch has done better work. Perhaps I don't see them as bad as you do and that is my mistake. I'm thinking more of Dennett than Blackmore. I know Dennett has some bad leftwing political views Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
There is no refutation of that view, and there are no other known non-refuted views. This is covered in FoR ch2. Note that "parallel universes" is a high level approximation. The actual underlying issue is reality has more complexity than is readil curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
So just because in a lab experiment a single photon still acts like a wave you think the only possible explanation is that an infinity of parallel universes exist Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
#11737 Yes. This question is hard to respond to because it doesn't say what it objects to, what problem it wants addressed. If it's coming from a place of unfamiliarity with MWI then I recommend reading DD's explanations of MWI in his books, especiall curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
Do you really believe DDs theory of multiple universes is compatible with the concept of objective reality? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/27
The Age of Rage - Law & Liberty https://www.lawliberty.org/2017/03/15/the-age-of-rage/ via Instapaper > “The judge did not in the slightest exonerate the rapist in this case. We “must not put responsibility on them [women] rather than the per Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/27
#11734 forgot to quote this, my bad Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/26
Date: January 26th, 2019 2:25 PM Author: Hula Hula Boys (Dr. Thunder) it's a sign of the times. more than almost anything, people innately crave an IDENTITY. this is why young people with no direction and few friends often turn to gangs, cults, a Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/26
I don't think Blackmore or Dennett's work on memes is any good. If you disagree you should use quotes or otherwise bring up details and specific sophisticated points. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/26
Dan Dennett has also taken the idea of memes seriously and has written about them in a number of books. In "Consciousness Explained" he proposed that "[h]uman consciousness can be realized in the operation of a virtual machine created by memes in the Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/26
Re: #11730 the top of this post should say "I replied:", weird typo there Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/26
#11728 i repledt > It's legal in that I wouldn't have gone to jail You are confused about the definition of "legal." Legal means "permitted by law" (source: Google, and also i am a lawyer). Imprisonment is a *punishment* for *certain* viol Justin Mallone, wearing his lawyer hat Open Discussion 2019/01/26
#11728 The guy explained the situation: > It's legal in that I wouldn't have gone to jail. It's theft because the money isn't mine. I would have stolen it. Long story short, I know the vice president of a bank and he put my house on an unsecured n PAS Open Discussion 2019/01/26
I debated a bit about doing 100k favors for banks being moral and Objectivist(!?) https://www.reddit.com/r/aynrand/comments/ajvdzp/moral_grayness/ curi Open Discussion 2019/01/26
https://www.reddit.com/r/Objectivism/comments/afkv1k/where_do_i_start/edzk2ee/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/25
wrote a reddit comment curi Open Discussion 2019/01/25
Meme misconceptions podcast is posted. Here are some notes I used for it: evo is metaphor (except with genes) it's not just amateurs who are like this. ppl talk about this stuff in books and it's all vague handwaving. only DD took memes seriousl curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/25
[image] Funny but also actually important. Corporate censorship like this to have a "clean image" matters. It gives people a misleading impression about what the world is like. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/25
> #11714 Where did you get that quote? Where can I read more of the context? HB sends stuff out to former members. This email had the subject line: "Monthly Enticement: Dealing with objections with limited time" and is from jan 24 or 25 depending o Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/25
Melee tournaments are a hassle: https://www.gofundme.com/buying-ed039s-tv-collection-for-a-new-uk-major Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/25
> “Major media sources including Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal previously spent much of last year promoting the idea that iPhone X was too expensive, an idea that was empirically proven to be false by real-world data. And yet today they are Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/25
> “Whites are to own up to the fact that regardless of their intentions, beliefs, behaviors or status in life, they are elite participants in a racist system that oppresses “people of color,” and are so merely because they are white. > But di Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/25
>“Rothbard's paper discussed how religious beliefs effect political beliefs. And while I would agree with him in general, his specific examples were filled with errors. It was quite clear that he had no concept how the various religious groups diffe Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/25
>“Russell Means was attracting a lot of support at the state LP conventions. I was horrified and assumed that this was a result of a lack of knowledge regarding his history. I researched the subject and released a booklet entitled Do the Ends Justif Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/25
#11714 Where did you get that quote? Where can I read more of the context? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/25
what are some typical misunderstandings you've seen people have about memes? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/25
Why Latinos Are Converting to Islam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOdu-lXCPFI Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/25
> But rationalization is an automatic process. That is, one’s subconscious feeds one the rationalization, and that’s not culpable because not volitional. That's Harry Binswanger rejecting moral responsibility for most of what people think and d Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/24
> Why Atlas Shrugged movies were so bad? I watched the first one. I forget if I watched the second one. I did not watch the third one. So I can't really do a podcast on this. The big picture reasons they're bad are that the people who made them curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/24
Why Atlas Shrugged movies were so bad? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/24
I fix typo corrections that people put in comments. So he was right when he wrote it. curi Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2019/01/24
#9784 I think you read it wrong because it shows the correct spelling...lol Anonymous Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2019/01/24
#9784 I think you read it wrong because it shows the correct spelling... Anonymous Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2019/01/24
Lengthy description of video of Covington Catholic incident Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/24
Article from 2007 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/07/AR2007100701412.html > At Metro's headquarters in downtown Washington, the lights pop on at 5:30 every weekday morning. Hours before the masses arrive for work, th Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/24
> If half the ppl do one search, and half do the other, than the avg amount of results seen (amount of coverage in front of a news seeker) is in the middle. The reach of material depends on a weighted average of searches done and its prominence on ea Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
If half the ppl do one search, and half do the other, than the avg amount of results seen (amount of coverage in front of a news seeker) is in the middle. The reach of material depends on a weighted average of searches done and its prominence on ea Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
I noticed the average thing before posting. I didn't think it was worth mentioning because it doesn't make sense. The vdare article is trying to compare the news coverage of two topics: a crime by an illegal alien and the #covingtoncatholic incid Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
#11702 You're pretty hostile and flamey for someone who failed to figure out that basic math themselves, and who did not accompany his flamey conclusion with an explanation/reasoning. Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
It's sad if they are that stupid. Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
11 is the average of 10.25 and 12.22 Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
More Vdare math Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
The same article mentions "the shit-eating grins that drive POCs and blood libelers into genocidal furies". Blood libel is usually refers to a specific kind of anti-semitic slur (the entire first page of Google search results for the term bears this o Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
[Another Vdare article by Audacious Epigone](https://vdare.com/posts/sandmann-s-stand-covingtoncatholic-may-be-red-pill-of-the-decade) (emphasis mine): > If the video gave you second thoughts about whether or not to stand behind the young Templars, Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2019/01/23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzx2UWKvrM4 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/23
> The primary FI forum is the email group. There's more discussion there. > http://fallibleideas.com/discussion Thank you for the info. I'll make sure to look into it. Anonymous Rand on Nurture 2019/01/23
How many "depressed" people would stop being "depressed" if you gave them a billion dollars? But surely money isn't a treatment (nor are the mansions, caviar, parties and fancy cars they buy with it treatments) – and therefore they never had a real Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/22
“You must be a slave to philosophy in order to achieve true liberty.” – Epicurus Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/22
> Good to see more people joining in and sharing. The primary FI forum is the email group. There's more discussion there. http://fallibleideas.com/discussion There are currently ongoing discussions about *bounded* discussion/learning/thinkin curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
>> The main rival view is to see the mind as a bunch of components with different functions – a sex part of the brain, a math part, a language part, an art part, kinda like that. > How do they explain this when the human brain evolved tens of th curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
No "" needed I see. Just > DeRoj Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
Good to see more people joining in and sharing. "> Yes. Sexuality is a preference and preferences are ideas. How would it work if we couldn't change it?" (Let's see if I got the quote mechanics right ;) Appreciate the tip.) Well put. "> Ther DeRoj Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
Gender is also a matter of ideas (but not your sex). Not sympathetic to transgender politics though as that is leftist, authoritarian bullshit trying to pull down the culture. Bystander Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
> The main rival view is to see the mind as a bunch of components with different functions – a sex part of the brain, a math part, a language part, an art part, kinda like that. How do they explain this when the human brain evolved tens of thous Anonymous Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
FYI for quoting you just need to put ">" in front of a line, you don't have to write "quote". It's designed so that when you view a comment you see the same letters/characters that the person wrote, only the color/bold/italics is changed. So if you co Anonymous Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
> Wouldn't that make sexuality as a whole a product of ideas? Yes. > Also, what leads you to conclude that sexuality consists of ideas other than that it is hard to change. Also is there evidence it could be changed? I was under the impression t curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
>quote>quote Why do people think there are innate ideas? It's because they don't know how change the ideas they created in early childhood. But they believe that ideas are easy to change, so whenever something is hard to change they blame something el oh my god it's turpentine Rand on Nurture 2019/01/22
> Wouldn't that make sexuality as a whole a product of ideas? Yes. Sexuality is a preference and preferences are ideas. How would it work if we couldn't change it? Our ability to create knowledge is universal. You can't have universality except in Bystander Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
>quote, Savants are still interesting in some ways. But IMO not as interesting as most people think. Stuff like remembering thousands of digits of pi is *trivial* for a computer, and human brains are literally computers. In programming terms, savants Anonymous Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
>quote, Inborn ideas come from our genes. Genes govern the formation of our brain hardware and configure it in an initial state. That initial state is a little like a brand new computer which has an operating system (OS) installed, as well as some ini DeRoj Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
I've been streaming Vindictus at https://www.twitch.tv/curi42 curi Open Discussion 2019/01/21
Scumbag Ben Shapiro: http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=59701 > Ben Shapiro, Who Rushed to Share Condemnation Of Covington Students, Slams CNN For Doing The Same He was also awful in the past: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion#c103 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/21
#11678 the media just lies about stuff after the fact so getting stuff wrong isn't a big problem for them. six months from now the "Smirking White MAGA Teens incident" will be part of the Narrative forever Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/21
it’s kinda amazing the media keeps cherrypicking examples they think they can win for rape and racism cases, then losing anyway. the white men keep turning out to be reasonable... #convingtoncatholic Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/21
> PS: This got me wondering on a side track subject: *savants*. Obviously they use reason to solve whatever problem, but they seem less aware of how they come to conclusions apart from there being shapes that they interpret (at least in this example). curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
> I'm not sure I follow here. I agree on the drifting car analogy, but how can we have inborn ideas (from birth) and where do they come from? Inborn ideas come from our genes. Genes govern the formation of our brain hardware and configure it in an curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
>quote, I hadn't yet studied Objectivism enough in 2011. DD is a fan of Ayn Rand but still hasn't.! I am new to Objectivism but very intrigued of how much sense it has brought to me so far. I am still grasping the fundamentals though. >quote, Sp Nicholas DeRoj Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
>quote, So I don't know what disagreement you're concerned about. It may be a misunderstanding. I think you'll need to quote and comment on the BoI passages that you had a problem with.! It could very much be a misunderstanding of DD - at least now Nicholas DeRoj Karl Popper on Nature/Nurture Debate 2019/01/21
Sweden: Half of women in early 20’s feel unsafe, government ramps up “anti-hate” policing https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/01/sweden-half-of-women-in-early-20s-feel-unsafe-government-ramps-up-anti-hate-policing Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/21
Update: I hadn't yet studied Objectivism enough in 2011. DD is a fan of Ayn Rand but still hasn't. Speaking offhand without looking up exact sources: I think Rand's view is that men are born with the *structure* of their mind, but not its *conte curi Rand on Nurture 2019/01/21
https://twitter.com/DerojNicholas/status/1087364445746155521 > Reading @DavidDeutschOxf TBOI & see that DD & #Rand differ on 'tabula rasa'. My understanding of it comes frm @CharlesTew0 & I do not see it being refuted. > Care to comment @curi42 > Anonymous Karl Popper on Nature/Nurture Debate 2019/01/21
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I think he means that aren't standard terminology and he's warning people not to just use them in general, without explanation, and expect to be understood. And he doesn't always use that terminology. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
> I have made these definitions just for the purpose of this message What's he talking about? He used those terms in discussions on the TCS list before that. Like "Re: The Old Covenant" on DEC 21, 1996. He didn't just invent them on-the-fly. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
DD: > Let's call this lack: *irrationality*. E.g. it is irrational to use astrology, rather than engineering science, to judge the safety of tall buildings. I think this is a bad example. When Americans today use astrology, there is "anti-ration curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
Subject was "Re: Babies and Rationality". Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
I think you gave the wrong date. How about a subject line and searchable quote? curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
Sorry I read the date wrong. Should be Dec 1, 1997. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
Check out TCS list on Jan 12, 1997. Looks like that was the first time he drew the distinction? He says he didn't want to belabor it - so that ties in with your reply - but he must have thought it worthwhile enough in the context of meme theory that h Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
from "Intellectuals and the Marketplace" > No one surpassed Mises in the importance he attached to the power of ideas.24 Thus, it was crucial to his social philosophy and historical interpretations to determine the basis of “the anti-capitalistic Anonymous The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality Is Due to Dishonest, Irrational Ignorance 2019/01/20
DD in BoI: > That anti-rational memes are still, today, a substantial part of our culture, and of the mind of every individual, is a difficult fact for us to accept. Ironically, it is harder for us than it would have been for the profoundly closed- Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/20
Source on "thinks that irrationality is a form of ignorance - a lack of meta knowledge about rationality - and need not necessarily do harm"? I understand the terminology of "ir" meaning "not" (not rational = lack of rationality) and "anti" meaning curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
Deutsch makes a distinction e.g, thinks that irrationality is a form of ignorance - a lack of meta knowledge about rationality - and need not necessarily do harm whereas anti-rationality is having processes in your mind that actively prevent knowledge Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
Why should I care about race and IQ issues? La griffe du lion seems to jump into details without framing what the goal is, why it matters, how its importance compares to other fields, etc. Anonymous No One Will Debate or Discuss 2019/01/20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pezf7BWGP10 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/20
I'm not familiar with La griffe du lion. Looking at the site, I see no comments or forum (there is a contact email), and no outline or overview. I have to get a sense of the topic from the article titles. So it's about race and IQ kinda issues. OK. curi No One Will Debate or Discuss 2019/01/20
I don't distinguish. curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
In the transcript it says "irrational memes". I think it's supposed to be "anti-rational memes". Or do you not distinguish between irrationality and anti-rationality? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/20
szasz on suicide oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2019/01/20
La griffe du lion Anonymous No One Will Debate or Discuss 2019/01/20
#11650 nope. would be pretty easy to do tho, will try that now. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/19
#11649 yes. did you try looking it up? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/19
Ayn Rand "...if we wanted to save the world from communism its not necessary to go to war, all would one have to do is stop helping them economically, stop building bridges to them which have supported them for 50 years now. that country will collapse Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/19
#11647 Try to think, in a world where *that* works on tons of people, how well something subtle could go undetected. The dragon training movie is more subtle than buzzfeed, and people are largely blind to what it's doing, but tons of string pulling is Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/19
This is what extra blatant puppet string pulling for adults looks like. It's effective on ... over half the US population? [image] Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/19
Steven Pinker got his status via competition with other intellectuals. What was the nature of the competition? Did they compete to have the best ideas, or to impress ppl better? In other words, is the public open to manipulation and if so is manipulat Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/19
[image] what the fuck? Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/19
Early pieces of Yes or No Philosophy in KP. Opposed by LT, who is promoting this anti-Popper sentiment to an audience primarily of ppl who think of her and they as Popperian. Very gross. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/19
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[image] It's so sad how DD has fallen so far. His thinking quality has gotten super unreliable. This tweet is dumb. People see that something is sabotaging error correction in a systematic way. There is, Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/19
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Discussion and learning *methodology* is the primary determinant of success. But people hate and avoid talking about methodology. curi Open Discussion 2019/01/19
Added transcripts to the YT descriptions. http://curi.us/files/transcripts/fi-overview-1-transcript.txt http://curi.us/files/transcripts/fi-overview-2-transcript.txt curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/19
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https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/0b_LiYy96aQ/DxJimli0GwAJ I write about Bounded Discussions. plz comment. curi Open Discussion 2019/01/19
[image] Evil tweet. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/19
We don't have, nor have had, a truly Capitalist society (in the Ayn Rand sense) anywhere on earth. What is collectively termed as Capitalism is generally a variation of socialism or pseudo laissez-faire Capitalism, State Capiralism (lots of government Gary The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality Is Due to Dishonest, Irrational Ignorance 2019/01/18
Good or bad? Personal trainer lady Open Discussion 2019/01/18
I use "good luck". Rand used "good premises". I don't think it's worth replacing. I got plenty of other changes/reforms that are higher priority. I would avoid using "good luck" with a person I considered superstitious (I don't want someone to take curi Open Discussion 2019/01/17
https://mises.org/library/intellectuals-and-marketplace > The Ever Changing Indictment > Now, twenty-two years later, we address, once again, the question of the intellectual and the marketplace. > This does not argue the futility of the ques Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/17
Daniel Eran Dilger explains Apple's Harmony of Interests With Its Customers Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/17
alot of the times when i say "good luck" to someone, i pause and try to think of a phrase that means "i think you are able to put effort into doing what you are doing, and with skill and your own hard work, succeed" but theres nothing like that in a s Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/17
#11442 for mobile: Threes, its a game about adding 3s into each other to make a 6, then adding 6s into each other to make a 12, and so on. you can watch a video of it to see exactly how it plays, its pretty simple. there is a ripoff version of internetrules Discussion About Casual Gamers and Game Design, Difficulty, Development and Playtesting 2019/01/17
Psychiatry and the medicalization of everyday life, example #892348: https://outline.com/wv22RX Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/16
I agree with DF. Awful branding change. Slack sucks anyway tho. https://daringfireball.net/linked/2019/01/16/slack-bland-new-logo Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/16
#11625 This question is lazy. You don't explain what you mean much. You only wrote one sentence and it's awful English. Also the answer is "no" which requires one word, not a podcast. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/15
Asking for a friend ;) Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/15
China's censorship is fucking evil. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/business/china-internet-censor.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/14
https://mises.org/library/intellectuals-and-marketplace Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/14
https://mises.org/library/socialism-and-decivilization Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/14
not very specific oh my god it's turpentine I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/01/13
#10430 my theory, Deutsch has turned his attention to "Western decadence" and now seeks to prop up society by deployment of "useful fiction". For all his railing against marxism, DD sure seems like an anti-vanguard propagandist mickleby I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/01/13
string-pulling example Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/13
>It’s also worth reading for its comparisons, with precise statistics, on life in Russia under the czars versus life after the Revolution. From 1876 to 1904 in Russia, 486 people were executed, including political actors – about 17 a year. From Ju Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/13
@#11616 Well that's all second-handed af. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/12
#11615 Perigo is a speech coach. He doesn't know he is in blatant disagreement with Rand: http://www.lindsayperigo.com/premium-spoken-english > Premium Spoken English—Confidence, Clarity, Coherence, Credibility > "Speech maketh the man!" Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/12
Rand, who spoke with a Russian accent, had some things to say about charismatic speakers (emphasis added): > He sang “Sweet Adeline” at the top of his *town crier’s voice*. > In high school Ellsworth became a local celebrity—the star ora Dagny Open Discussion 2019/01/12
Lindsay's reply: > I can't comment about the content because I was so distracted by the presentation and spent no more than 5 minutes on it. This is not being "mean and unintellectual"; it's a judicious and honest use of my time. > John Galt wou Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/12
> A *rambling, faceless, voice-distorted, mindlessly upward-inflecting* video like this makes you sound *like, like*, an *airhead moronnial* who, *like*, says *"like" without reason*. It makes you sound *like, like*, the very *aliens* who have, *like* curi Open Discussion 2019/01/12
#11611 Update: I edited in a second paragraph: "Do you remember who else gave a faceless speech?" curi Open Discussion 2019/01/12
http://www.solopassion.com/node/10821#comment-130873 [image] Note that's an anti-ARI site that I posted on. It's not like I offended them with my message. curi Open Discussion 2019/01/12
#11598 #11599 Thank you! Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/09
#11608 ok but please don't cause trouble curi Open Discussion 2019/01/09
Am I allowed to join FI discord server now? FF Open Discussion 2019/01/09
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc67AhFQpDA&feature=em-uploademail ninja, the most popular twitch streamer, was at risk of not getting 1st place at a not very importnat competition his fans falsely reported his competitor’s instagram and got h Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/09
The "intellectual and cultural elites" of our culture are all a big fraud. They are part of a propaganda campaign to use authority and social status to tell people what to think. And what do they preach? Statism. As their government masters intended. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/09
The Mises Institute twitter account is better than the Ayn Rand Institute twitter account. By far. I think it's actually worth following. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/09
The link for the recommended "Liberty and Property" Mises speech to the Mont Pelerin Society is broken. Here's one that works: https://mises.org/library/liberty-and-property Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/09
Interesting info about what happened with the Mont Pelerin Society: https://mises.org/library/against-neoliberals Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/09
Actually Caplan wrote at least a third piece. That link collection is pretty incomplete. See Block replying after Caplan's third piece: https://www.academia.edu/1353697/Reply_to_Caplan_on_Austrian_Economic_Methodology > Finally, I invite Caplan Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/09
#11597 See https://mises.org/wire/caplan-and-responses Caplan followed up one time. The matter was not resolved, and it was his side which didn't continue. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/09
> This part pulled strings in me. I think the strings were something like *an authority figure wants me to do something and will think I'm good if I do it so I should do it*. Yeah people have so many strings it's hard to avoid any getting pulled. L curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/09
Added links to show notes: https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Popper-Library-Living-Philosophers/dp/0875481418/?tag=curi04-20 https://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Karl-Popper-Part/dp/0875481426/?tag=curi04-20 I didn't think about giving the cite curi Open Discussion 2019/01/09
popper book oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2019/01/09
@ #11559 http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/bcaplan/whyaust.htm Guy claims to understand, used to like, and now disagree with Mises / Austrian Econ. Says he hopes his post "will spark interest and discussion" which at least hints at a PF. It's beyond PAS Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/09
> Conclusions > > I don't expect you to understand everything I said. I can't fully explain everything in one article. If you think you understand it all, I think you're dishonest. You should have questions, confusions, parts you disagree with, part Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/09
In the recent induction podcast Elliot mentions a book where the first half comprises criticism of Popper, and the last half is comprised of Poppers responses. What's the title of the book? I haven't searched for it. I think Elliott should have men M Open Discussion 2019/01/09
> You said in the other comments above that criticism is a highly valuable thing - in the general case. So saying "criticism is a gift" is shorthand to say something like "criticism is a highly valuable gift that you should treasure". Is that correct? curi Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/08
Thank you for responding to my question and providing quotes. You said in the other comments above that criticism is a highly valuable thing - in the general case. So saying "criticism is a gift" is shorthand to say something like "criticism is a Anonymous at #11573 Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/08
> The burying alive thing should be listed under *Statements which aren’t (literally) true.
* and/or *Misleading information or lies.* > You took it literally? yeah. in a fantasy-world animated context i could see lots of things as potential Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/08
More info: http://www.wayneramsay.com http://www.wayneramsay.com/drugs.htm [Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009SAV6SI/) http://fallibleideas.com/books#szasz Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/08
#11582 It's bad ideas, life problems, etc, not chemicals or brain damage. See e.g.: http://curi.us/1970-letter-to-jordan-peterson-on-antidepressants-and-rational-discussion https://www.amazon.com/Ceremonial-Chemistry-Persecution-Addicts-Pushers/ Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/08
The burying alive thing should be listed under *Statements which aren’t (literally) true.
* and/or *Misleading information or lies.* You took it literally? Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/08
Analysis of Clip 2 Justin Mallone Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/08
> You're making a criticism of the entire book based upon a small section of one chapter No I'm not. I didn't do that. My actual conclusion says: > JP is better than this. That's a totally different conclusion than saying the entire book is b curi Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2019/01/08
> This pot just comes across as needlessly angry and petty. Can you quote the part(s) you thought sounded angry? > You just seem very hurt by JP for some reason and decided to nitpick a few paragraphs in a book. I dare say we could do that for Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2019/01/08
Nitpicking E Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2019/01/08
#11542 > YouTube sent me a Creator newsletter email today. Here's the start: >> Hi curi, >> >> 2019 is officially upon us (huzzah!) It's a standard, conventional thing to be excited for the new year. They are tapping into that to try to con Kate Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/08
Imagine you are a liberal Dem in '04 and I appear to you as a ghostly apparition Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/08
Depression Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/08
[image] He's lying about the bot. He wrote the script himself. He'd say it's a joke, but it will confuse many people who don't have a good grasp on the capabilities of bots/"AI"/"computer learning"/etc. curi Open Discussion 2019/01/08
https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/iSRCrE82G4dindJHZ/criticism-scheduling-and-privacy The comments illustrate what the essay means to the (anti-Popperian) audience. One quote from each of the six comments: > I try to avoid criticism The essay pa curi Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/08
> the point that unwanted criticism can sabotage the structure of a person's thinking and error correcting mechanisms I think that's too vague and doesn't mean much. E.g. she's not using the term "structure" ("structurally" in the original) in a te curi Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/08
I thought she made some good points. I came across that link cuz David Deutsch tweeted it so I guess he changed his mind too? What I liked was the point that unwanted criticism can sabotage the structure of a person's thinking and error correcting mec Anon Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
Besides criticism, LT is also hostile to FI, Paths Forward, Ayn Rand, and more. And she's not open to discussion/debate about these issues. She's also a dishonest social manipulator[1]. There's a reason she's posting that on LW, an anti-Popper site. curi Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
Lulie Tanett disagrees that criticism is a gift: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/iSRCrE82G4dindJHZ/criticism-scheduling-and-privacy > The self-development idea of 'growth mindset' says: learn from criticism, don't ignore it. > There is an exa Anon Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
Regarding the DD email, note the topic had been titled "how do you respond to critical comments?" and, for his post, DD changed it to "Criticism is a gift" (his words, his new title for his post). This was not exactly a new idea when DD said it. Here curi Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
Criticism is a gift (Was: how do you respond to critical comments?) David Deutsch, TCS List, 2001 Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
> value of criticism. criticism is a gift Does Popper (or Deutsch) actually say criticism is a gift? Do you have a quote? I don't think its necessarily such a great thing to be receiving a gift. Anonymous Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/01/07
I forgot to mention this when talking about Reisman in the Austrian econ podcast: Educational Videos: Reading George Reisman's book on Marxism and Socialism https://gumroad.com/l/szitM related: http://justinmallone.com/2019/01/pdf-collecti curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/07
I just put up 4 new podcasts and I'm caught up on the submitted questions. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/07
some of my other notes on Hayek curi Hayek and Socialism 2019/01/07
Letters of Ayn Rand, p 308 > As an example of our most pernicious enemy, I would name Hayek. That one is real poison. Yes, I think he does more harm than Stuart Chase. also just before that > As an example of the kind of "almost" I would tole curi Hayek and Socialism 2019/01/07
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I commented some on the first clip here https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/BXypuo6wA8Q/E9-jNjo-DAAJ Justin Mallone Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/07
youtube email Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/07
> I'd like to look for more of this kind of thing in other places. I don't know yet how difficult it will be for me to find it. I suggest you search FI for the topic "Exercise: Analyzing Lies" and reread it. It's got similar analysis. Actually you curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/07
I read the first part of the main post, where it says *Things to look for* and looked for those things. This is what I wrote down, before reading any further what Elliot or anyone else wrote. I have edited it for formatting. Single quotes are Elliot's Anne B Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/07
No Robin Hanson Paths Forward or Prediction Markets? 2019/01/07
lol that's twice recently that I got a link from here, forgot where i got it from, and then posted it here. curi Open Discussion 2019/01/07
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/china-pathologizing-uighur-muslims-mental-illness/568525/ This is what psychiatry is, it's just disguised less in China. curi Open Discussion 2019/01/07
#11555 you didn't answer the first question. do you have an answer? do you think that any of the cliches identified in clip 1 are also idioms? Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/07
Austrian econ & Objectivism Nicholas DeRoj Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/06
Atlas Shrugged & The Fountainhead Nicholas DeRoj Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/06
Charles Tew said in his most recent video (FP Podcast #88) that people who are attracted to a certain sex can’t be friends with that sex cuz “if you like a member of the sex you are romantically attracted to enough to be friends then you will deve internetrules Open Discussion 2019/01/06
China treating Islam as a mental illness https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/08/china-pathologizing-uighur-muslims-mental-illness/568525/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/05
> do you think some of the cliches you identified in clip 1 are also idioms? > what would be an example of an idiom you don't consider a cliche? i'm not #11553 but one non-cliche idiom example that comes to mind is "rule of thumb." another is "t Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
do you think some of the cliches you identified in clip 1 are also idioms? what would be an example of an idiom you don't consider a cliche? Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
#11552 Yes, there is a difference between idioms & cliches. There is some overlap. Some cliches are idioms & some idioms are cliche. But not all cliches are idioms and not all idioms are cliche. That could be easily looked up online though. So Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
do you think there is a difference between an idiom and a cliche? Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
jeez. being a jew is now illegal in part of belgium: https://mises.org/power-market/when-democratic-compromise-fails-kosher-slaughter-outlawed-belgium Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/05
pretty solid reddit comment on how life is different for really rich people: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2s9u0s/what_do_insanely_wealthy_people_buy_that_ordinary/cnnmca8/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/05
#11547 >- okay to chat about general life drama while engaging in a higly paced, fast, presumably violent sport for entertainment and (at least the narrator doesn't let us know otherwise in clip 1) having no actual benefit or purpose beyond being m curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
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my comments written simultaneously with reading max Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
>>> huzzah cliche >>> – but instead of getting all “New year, new me” on you, for many readers that's partly an attack on their friends, who they find annoying. it hints that "New year, new me" is annoying and that's why they aren't do Dagny Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
> YouTube sent me a Creator newsletter email today. Here's the start: >> Hi curi, >> >> 2019 is officially upon us (huzzah!) treating the calendar change as an event deserving of recognition & excitement >> – but instead of getting all Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/05
> YouTube sent me a Creator newsletter email today. Here's the start: >> Hi curi, >> >> 2019 is officially upon us (huzzah!) YT promoting that a calendar increment is supposed to be some kinda big, happy, inspiring deal. >>– but instead Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/04
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YouTube sent me a Creator newsletter email today. Here's the start: > Hi curi, > > 2019 is officially upon us (huzzah!) – but instead of getting all “New year, new me” on you, we wanted to take a minute to thank you for being a part of the curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/04
#11538 That link to Coulter's tweet didn't work for me. This one does: https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/1080984209865363456 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/04
I think libertarians are dishonestly pretending the term is more meaningful and defined than it is. People (including "libertarians") routinely use the term "libertarian" in different ways than the ones PAS lists, and he knows it. And the Nolan curi Open Discussion 2019/01/03
It's very common for libertarians to say other libertarians aren't libertarians (or aren't real libertarians, or something similar). Two sizable camps are: Big Tent define libertarian as stuff like: - Fiscally conservative & Socially tolerant PAS Open Discussion 2019/01/03
Just saw Bryan "Why I Am Not an Austrian Economist" Caplan on a list of *libertarians* willing to criticize college: >>> Too many people are going to college. Are there any mainstream “conservative” pols willing to say this? >> Unfortunately curi Open Discussion 2019/01/03
How do you change emotions and do less social? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
Why are people wrong about Trump? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
> What bad ideas Soros got from Popper? I don't think Soros's ideas really have anything to do with Popper's philosophy. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
Here are my original notes on the flaws in the first clip. - Calling it “a little something” is understatement for social effect. Instead of making an honest case that it’s exciting, it’s like it’d have to be great for them to admit weakn curi Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/01/03
What bad ideas Soros got from Popper? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4169559&forum_id=2#37520681 >Date: January 3rd, 2019 3:56 PM >Author: ma anand sheela >they announced they were taking Friends off last month and there was a fucking riot and Netflix paid whatever Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/03
#11530 I forget. I think lots of it is due to passivity and herd-following. Also with any kind of leadership, including bringing up an issue, you could be wrong and get criticized, so there's that kind of risk (which some might see as an upside, not a curi Open Discussion 2019/01/03
IIRC, ET wrote a blog post once that was about this phenomenon where once someone named an issue, it was as if the flood gates opened up. Now, the pressure had diminished and the other ppl there were interested in talking about the issue now. Does any Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/03
#11528 check out: http://curi.us/1925-immigration http://curi.us/2133-mises-against-open-borders http://curi.us/1843-h1b-visas http://curi.us/1748-you-must-read-adios-america http://curi.us/1037-rope-tree-criminal-immigrant-some-assembl Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
immigration a different anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/03
Daring Fireball is smart sometimes! https://daringfireball.net/2019/01/steve_jobs_and_apples_last_previous_earnings_warning context: https://daringfireball.net/2019/01/apples_terrible_no_good_very_bad_earnings_warning Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/03
Thank you Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/02
4 new podcasts curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/02
reddit censoring communities with "quarantine" feature: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheRedPill/ [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/02
lol i forgot where i got the link from and posted it back to the same place it was from. i like my summary better though. (i wrote #11522 ) Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/02
Amazon committing *fraud* by changing prices on the first shipment of subscribe and save items, without notification. It apparently also removes referral credit. https://slickdeals.net/f/12567832-psa-amazon-subscribe-save-check-your-order-history-c Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/02
Amazon possibly doing shady stuff with subscribe and save orders resulting in lost discount https://slickdeals.net/f/12567832-psa-amazon-subscribe-save-check-your-order-history-closely-amazon-may-be-overcharging-you-for-certain-sd-purchases-edited Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/02
They are on FI. curi Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/02
Why isn't your friend on FI? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Philosophy Overview Videos + Comments 2019/01/02
The speakers on the iPhone X are quite remarkable. Clear, LOUD, very enjoyable to listen to. Stereo makes a big difference. I remember when Apple switched away from 30 pin and people were complaining about forced obsolescence (despite Apple using t #1 Apple Fan 🖥 Open Discussion 2019/01/02
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWMfzkJh1ds Some history of loot boxes, pay2win, EA destroying video games. curi Open Discussion 2019/01/01
The FDIC is playing a role in deplatforming: https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2019/01/death-metal-label-shuts-down-after-paypal-credit-cards-pull-out-due-to-doj-fdic-initiative/74398/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/01/01
Latest podcast Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/01/01
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/second-handers.html I don't like how this gives an FH quote and attributes it to FNI. You can't tell what book it's actually from, based on the page, if you don't already know. Should quote the original source or m Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/31
#11512 Thanks FF Open Discussion 2018/12/31
I do say "a prayer". It means having a (small) chance. Dictionary: > **not have a prayer** > *informal* have no chance at all of succeeding at something: *he doesn't have a prayer of toppling Tyson.* Having a prayer contrasts with that, it mean curi Open Discussion 2018/12/31
Overreaching & Powering up Podcast > People want to do great impressive big things, things that matter. They don't want to be a child doing little things. They want to think that they are already educated to do things in the world. This is what adu ff Open Discussion 2018/12/31
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I recommend the documentary *An Honest Liar* about James Randi (from 2014). curi Open Discussion 2018/12/29
Thinking from Principles vs Concretes Nicholas DeRoj Submit Podcast Questions 2018/12/29
#11506 Fair enough. I was under the impression that you rejected some of the Objectivist views but did not know which ones. I stand corrected. You do seem to be one of very few who have studied both Rand _and_ Popper in depth and thus it would be Nicholas DeRoj Submit Podcast Questions 2018/12/29
> and on why you do not consider yourself an objectivist? Where is this coming from? Is it something I wrote a long time ago? I do consider myself an Objectivist. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2018/12/29
Rand & Popper Nicholas DeRoj Submit Podcast Questions 2018/12/29
Q1 Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2018/12/29
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[image] Terrible tweet by Robin Hanson. Posting it because he came here and posted a comment the other day, but didn't follow up and didn't want to discuss. http://curi.us/2161-paths-forward-or-pre Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/28
[image] The long thread I'm replying to is about Mastercard and deplatforming. I recommend it: https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1078335204828286976 curi Open Discussion 2018/12/27
[image] [image] It's easier to get replies cold emailing CEOs, authors, scientists, or professors than trying to get self-proclaimed Popperians to discuss curi Open Discussion 2018/12/27
> “This president has instituted punishing sanctions against Moscow for its military aggression and has taken direct action against Russia on several fronts. He withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and imposed harsh and effective sanctions against Te Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/27
Read about some problems people have in 3rd world countries: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/a9y4r7/fellow_3rd_world_country_redditors_what_are_some/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/27
I recommend System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Display -> Reduce Transparency for all Mac users. I also have Increase Contrast and a larger cursor size. curi Open Discussion 2018/12/27
#11495 In tons of cases, the Golden Rule works badly because people have different preferences than you do. If you treat them according to your own preferences, you'll often violates theirs. E.g. I like being served sushi dinners, but many other pe Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/27
Hello. I am curious about the so-called Golden Rule. Is it a reasonable thing to try to follow, or is it mistaken? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/27
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https://brandonsanderson.com/state-of-the-sanderson-2018/ > The Stormlight series has a very odd structure. Each novel is outlined as a trilogy plus a short story collection (the interludes) and is the length of four regular books. This lets me pla Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/26
Leffen recently got up to like 6000 twitch subscribers from playing Smash Ultimate. That's like $20,000/month after Twitch's cut. What do you think about his attitude to it? [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/26
DD betrays his prior values, again. As usual, no arguments against his prior beliefs are provided. This time it's about psychiatry. He went from a fan of Szasz to just acting like Szasz doesn't exist. https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/1077 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/26
Oh look, Stefan Molyneux is also incompetent at economics. What is he competent at, again? https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1077795466941616129 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/25
Political Warfare by Rich Higgins Alisa Open Discussion 2018/12/25
In the U.S. today, there are two main political viewpoints. The right wing consists of people who disagree with liberalism. The left wing consists of people who hate liberalism. curi Open Discussion 2018/12/25
https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson/status/1077374876053393408 [image] JP worded that wrong. It's organized (sorted) "by" fatality rate, not gender. Note that the chart itself is labelled correctly. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/24
[Russian psychopolitical propaganda](http://www.newswithviewsstore.com/downloads/brainwashing_book.pdf) from their educational materials for their agents: > Man is already a colonial aggregation of cells, and to consider him an individual would be Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/23
Sometimes people, including cashiers, are mean to teens buying condoms: https://www.reddit.com/r/teenagers/comments/a8vn3u/everyone_said_buying_condoms_was_no_big_deal_and/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/23
In a nice demonstration of his interest in public discussion, David Horowitz replied to me on Twitter about this. https://twitter.com/horowitz39/status/1076927979836428288 > Thanks. I believe this is generally true of conservatives, which is why curi David Horowitz's Paths Forward 2018/12/23
http://www.independent.org/pdf/tir/tir_05_4_szasz.pdf > Hitler and his entourage were health fanatics obsessed with cleanliness and with killing “bugs,” the latter category including unwanted people, especially Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and m Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/22
#11476 Except the evidence contradicts you. Curi’s folllwing is growing not dwindling. Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/12/22
#11467 I didn’t think your post was long at all. Another anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/22
Brittany Venti did another takedown of a YouTuber (a follow up on her great vids criticizing ShoeOnHead) https://youtu.be/VjVn6RtLoeA Have only just started the video but it looks solid Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/21
#11476 Curi needs Jordan: https://youtu.be/eMo_20J1J1Y It’s almost like he’s speaking direct to Temple. Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/12/20
Fuck Facebook Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/19
Ayn Rand Institute newsletter today: > Santa Approves... Give Yourself or Someone Else the Gift of OCON this Christmas! Santa is a myth. He doesn't approve of things. Treating myths as reality is contrary to Ayn Rand's pro-reality, anti-mysticis Dagny Open Discussion 2018/12/19
It's such a shame, really. Peterson will help more and more people. He'll change the world as he already has. Curi will become more and more obscure, angry and cultish. He turns everyone friendly into an enemy, eventually. Now he's basically a peninsu Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/12/19
the first star wars film was massively changed from the first cut. this video explains how, with some behinds-the-scenes details that are interesting (just generally interesting but especially if you are a star wars fan. i thought the bit about how a Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/18
housing construction quality in china is garbage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XopSDJq6w8E Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/18
> Consider a hiring committee with several candidates. Concretely, how does your proposal influence which candidate they favor? What exactly are they supposed to do differently? It helps indirectly by making the reputations of people and projects m curi Paths Forward or Prediction Markets? 2018/12/18
Prof. Robin Hanson Paths Forward or Prediction Markets? 2018/12/18
Sadly, I just posted the following on Robin Hanson's blog post (the one linked at the start, which I wrote this in reply to, and where I had posted the full text of my comments): > Did you delete my comment proposing a different way to improve scie curi Paths Forward or Prediction Markets? 2018/12/17
I liked the beginning of this: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1811.10154.pdf > Please Stop Explaining Black Box Models for High-Stakes Decisions Less good towards the end. The criticism of black box software + tacked on explanations (that may not a curi Open Discussion 2018/12/16
#11467 > i feel like this comment might be to long. im worried people wont read it cuz of that People here are good at reading. > i have not read the reddit responses at all, i just looked at the titles of like 3 threads, and they seemed to curi Open Discussion 2018/12/15
#11466 Having cheap stuff on the menu wouldn't bring equality. The rich guy would have a bigger menu to choose from. The restaurant would be better serving him by giving him more variety and options. Similarly the rich guy could come back more times w Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/15
#11460 >Why choose this to debate, out of all the topics? cuz i had thoughts about it so i wrote them, i want to do that more cuz usually i dont, and i think it would be good for me to say stuff more. >What value would you get out of being corre Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/15
> “Torres, who represents the Fordham Road and Tremont sections of the Bronx, says that “a cashless business model . . . will have the effect of excluding lower-income communities of color from what should be an open and free market.” The very p Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/15
"crimes of passion" are punished less than they would be otherwise cuz you felt certain emotions while committing the crime. "hate crimes" are punished more than they would be otherwise cuz you felt certain emotions while committing the crime. i Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/15
#11463 nice criticisms of the review Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/15
#11462 thx for the link, it's nice to see people's responses. But unfortunately I think the review is much lower quality than its writing style tries to convey. Some issues: > The distinction between the economic definitions of socialism and commun curi Open Discussion 2018/12/14
Sometime wrote a longish (by amazon standards) critical review of Reisman's Marxism book https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/B07GN8WJB1/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_hist_2?filterByStar=two_star&pageNumber=1 Linking because I thought it might be of interest Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/14
#11460 Why choose this to debate, out of all the topics? What value would you get out of being corrected or correcting me on this topic? Less compared to tons of other topics, right? And you don't seem to know much about Blizzard or to have read the r Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/14
#11459 was it actually a bad decision? what are some of their awful trends? this paragraph from their article "Heroes of the Storm News" talks about it, >Over the past several years, the work of evaluating our development processes and making Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/14
Beginning of the end for Blizzard? Continuation of existing awful trends? https://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/ RIP HOTS. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/13
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/10/09/the-good-censor-leaked-google-briefing-admits-abandonment-of-free-speech-for-safety-and-civility/ > An internal company briefing produced by Google and leaked exclusively to Breitbart News argues that due t Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/11
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/school-lunch-rules-ok-refined-grains-low-fat-chocolate-milk-n945026 > The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/10
https://www.takimag.com/article/the-merits-of-nepotism-and-boasting/ > Take that ghastly soul-destroying document, the curriculum vitae. It is as inherently inflationary as clipping the coinage or fiat money. A friend of mine, whom I knew to be com Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/09
Look what an anti-American bastard Binswanger is: https://www.forbes.com/sites/harrybinswanger/2013/03/04/amnesty-for-illegal-immigrants-is-not-enough-they-deserve-an-apology/ > Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants Is Not Enough, They Deserve An Apolo Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2018/12/08
The Ayn Rand Institute: seeking donors on the basis of their special government privileges. I think getting the privilege may be OK, and mentioning it too, but not *focusing lots of attention on it, as if government privileges are a major selling poin curi Open Discussion 2018/12/07
George Reisman followed me on Twitter: [image] He wrote a *very very very* good book on capitalism. Left sidebar: http://capitalism.net curi Open Discussion 2018/12/07
i watched a video called "This Is Why You're Fat" by the infographic show, it was really bad. it literally never mentioned calories in vs calories out, and at 6:25 it says "stick to low fat and low calorie food", how does that help for weight loss? internetrules Open Discussion 2018/12/07
> #11449 Tucker is partly saying that to imply that *he* knows how to do those things if he were Prez. He would surround himself with the right ppl (and way more ppl think that means them than there are slots for), he knows how legislation works and Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/06
#11449 Tucker is partly saying that to imply that *he* knows how to do those things if he were Prez. He would surround himself with the right ppl (and way more ppl think that means them than there are slots for), he knows how legislation works and ca Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/06
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/06/hes-not-capable-trump-has-achieved-nothing-tucker-carlson-says/ > “His chief promises were that he would build the wall, defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare, and he hasn’t done any o Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/06
#11447 So you disagree with the blog post but you didn’t explain why you disagree. You titled your comment as a response. I think a response that disagrees with what it’s responding to should include an explanation for the disagreement. Anonymous Fallibilism 2018/12/06
Response Brendan Fallibilism 2018/12/05
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/12/04/samsung-portrait-mode-fraud Fraud by Samsung. Advertising the pictures their phone can take using pictures taken by other cameras. Again. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/12/04
#11443 Hoplite has a tutorial that teaches the basics in steps. Anonymous Discussion About Casual Gamers and Game Design, Difficulty, Development and Playtesting 2018/12/03
#11443 Hoplite is awesome. I play it a few times a day on my iPhone. The more I play it the more I love it. GISTE Discussion About Casual Gamers and Game Design, Difficulty, Development and Playtesting 2018/12/03
Specifically, I want one that starts out relatively easy and builds up. I've always sucked at chess. anonymous Discussion About Casual Gamers and Game Design, Difficulty, Development and Playtesting 2018/12/03
> ppl are impatient and don’t want to strategize, which they find even harder than hitting buttons in real time games > > strategy THINKING would be the WORST thing u could put in a game if u want it to be mainstream > > that’s probably why th anonymous Discussion About Casual Gamers and Game Design, Difficulty, Development and Playtesting 2018/12/03
no I don't think you're elliot Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/28
One SPICY Coulter column today, even for her: http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-11-28.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/28
how to block ads in youtube videos: get ublock origin. for chrome just google it. for safari use this link: https://safari-extensions.apple.com/details/?id=com.el1t.uBlock-3NU33NW2M3 alternative: download the videos, e.g. with youtube-dl curi Open Discussion 2018/11/28
xkcd ignorantly flaming Popper with "it's a joke" to hide behind if called on his bullshit: https://xkcd.com/2078/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/28
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/rbw7OXCH6Jw/PuGYDOqSBwAJ >> These people – almost everyone – only state requests as a last resort, as a major escalation. So if you make a request to them, they think it's an ultimatum, Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/28
#11417 > What a jerk to do things he expects to be hated and knows are unwelcome. And why "eventually" instead of literally today? But anyway, he thinks that all verbal requests are minor things and actions (banhammers) speak louder than words. It Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/28
#11433 Evan, I’m not sure I understand correctly but are you thinking that I’m Elliot ? I’m asking cuz you seemed to be replying to me and you addressed me as Elliot. Or maybe you didn’t mean to do that. 44783 Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/28
https://www.americancommitment.org/content/senate-republicans-are-blocking-trump-appointments > President Trump has hundreds of unfilled presidentially appointed positions because Democrats have stalled the nominations process out as much as their Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/27
>and i think evan thinks that he's not playing this social game. but his actions seem to contradict this. he insulted dagny ("piece of garbage") which is a way to try to win at such a social game. you're using "contradict" incorrectly. My actions a Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/27
The social thing you may be oblivious of is the issue I already brought up, e.g.: - "interesting" is vague and unclear - "interesting" often means "bad" - "interesting" is a way to draw attention to things while avoiding saying what you think abo Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/27
#11430 Maybe the social thing I was oblivious of is that Evan didn’t really think that dagny was paranoid and rather it was just an attack for the audience to see. 44783 Open Discussion 2018/11/27
#11429 Oh and if it’s socially oblivious, I wanna know more details. Oblivious of what social thing ? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/27
>> i find it interesting that evan has interpreted the situation as though Dagny is experiencing fear. > This comment is either passive-aggressive (against Evan) or it's really socially oblivious. "Interesting" can be literal, but it's a very commo 44783 Open Discussion 2018/11/27
> i find it interesting that evan has interpreted the situation as though Dagny is experiencing fear. This comment is either passive-aggressive (against Evan) or it's really socially oblivious. "Interesting" can be literal, but it's a very commonly Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/27
> but it’s not true that no one likes elliot. i think he’s the best. i’m glad to know him and glad for our interactions. god i have *so many* fans i'm not even confident about guessing who wrote this. can't keep track of them all! i feel a bi curi Open Discussion 2018/11/27
#11412 i didn't explain my comment well. i tried to use the word "Apparently" to convey that i'm speaking of only what evan said (rather than addressing his hidden premises). and evan only talked about dagny making a mistake and being self-unaware. the same anon as before, now i'm 44783 Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/27
#11424 thx FYI the Twitter DMs Evan is referring to began with > Try meditating to porn. rsd fucked me up. Then there are 5 more messages (that's it) on the same topic. RSD is Real Social Dynamics (a PUA group that i think is pretty good) curi Open Discussion 2018/11/27
#11414 > Dagny by insubstantial I was referring to your claim that I'm not open to your better way of learning that you won't state. To make that claim out of nowhere is so socially repulsive I would guess you have no friends. You could learn that 44783 Open Discussion 2018/11/27
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You can now manually use a start parameter in urls. Example: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion?comments=40&start=11400 Unlike the comment limit, it's not maintained if you click links. This lets you permalink a specific comment and also hav curi Open Discussion 2018/11/27
>> What's interesting to me is that Evan engages in this combination of ignorance and malevolence while pleading his moral integrity. > That struck me more as *sadly typical* :/ :-( ❓🤔❓A Mysterious Person ❓🤔❓ Open Discussion 2018/11/27
> What's interesting to me is that Evan engages in this combination of ignorance and malevolence while pleading his moral integrity. That struck me more as *sadly typical* :/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/27
>I don't know what goes on in your head and I find your particular emotional problem uninteresting because you even explicitly oppose altruism. That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. I've had moral integrity from a very young age and can't relat ❓🤔❓A Mysterious Person ❓🤔❓ Open Discussion 2018/11/27
> Evan thinks if he isn't actually BANNED then he must be welcome here in some sense, not have crossed the line too much. > There are a lot of ppl who basically only listen to punishments and think if you don’t punish then you aren’t serious an Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/27
Evan thinks if he isn't actually BANNED then he must be welcome here in some sense, not have crossed the line too much. There are a lot of ppl who basically only listen to punishments and think if you don’t punish then you aren’t serious and do Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/27
> I'm sorry I didn't respond to Alan's last comment for awhile but I was homeless and hungry, looking for jobs and places to stay for a few months starting roughly around that time. Doesn't matter. You could have continued on your schedule, wheneve Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/27
Mentoring and Tutoring Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/27
Dagny by insubstantial I was referring to your claim that I'm not open to your better way of learning that you won't state. To make that claim out of nowhere is so socially repulsive I would guess you have no friends. You could learn that it's incorre Evan Open Discussion 2018/11/27
So p(if c then a) = p(c)*p(a|c). Left side is probability of a conditional, second term of the right side is conditional probability. --- If we *don't* know about the rules (c) of the betting game, p(if c then a) > p(a) because as Anne said Evan Open Discussion 2018/11/27
> Evan is mad. Apparently because he thinks Dagny is self-unaware (made a mistake). I don't think that's why Evan is mad. But I can't articulate very well what I think Evan is mad about. It has to do with social stuff. Maybe Evan thinks Dagny is tr a new anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/27
Commercial food photography tricks. Short video: https://twitter.com/MachinePix/status/1067266284914585600 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/26
Lots of people *really* did not like their teachers. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/a0b70b/what_killed_your_passion_for_something_you_once/eagdxop/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/26
#11407 Evan is mad. Apparently because he thinks Dagny is self-unaware (made a mistake). Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/26
Evan, please don't post here unless you dramatically change your attitude. What you're doing is unwelcome. curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/26
*You* are the one that gave a nonspecific criticism of an unquoted thing ("the claims you're making"), you self-unaware piece of garbage. In the comment you replied to on Nov 4th, I *did* quote the thing I was refuting. Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/26
> I initially read this as meaning c and a both can't be false, individually. But I think you meant they can't both be false at the same time, together (but one or the other could be false). The writing is a bit unclear FYI. Thank you. You are corr Anne B Open Discussion 2018/11/26
> If in a particular example the probability of both c and a being false is zero, then the probability of a is equal to the probability of 'if c then a'. I initially read this as meaning c and a both can't be false, individually. But I think you me Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/26
> Why will 'if c then a' have a higher probability than a I want to try to explain this. Here are the possibilities for 'if c then a': c true, a true: 'if c then a' true c true, a false: 'if c then a' false c false, a true: 'if c then a' tr Anne B Open Discussion 2018/11/26
Evan, one of the reasons I haven't replied to you is that you had a conversation in YouTube comments with Alan where you said at the outset you wanted to go through the issues one by one, but then you stopped responding, without explanation, before ev curi Open Discussion 2018/11/25
The probability that your dog will die in the next year IF it's under 1 year old, is the probability that your dog is under 1 year old multiplied by the probability that a 0-1 year old dog will die in the next year. All the times your dog is the wrong Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/25
> *a* is *a* universally, unconditionally. *if c then a* is a conditional, limited version of *a* saying that *a* must be true in some scenarios (*c*) but not making that claim for some other scenarios (non-c). so it's a weaker claim. >Example: Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/25
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There's something weird about South Park advertising their phone game with Kyle saying phone games are bad. Or more like, it reveals something weird about our culture. https://twitter.com/SouthPark/status/1066521107367428096 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/24
Some reasons I often don't join team voice chat in Overwatch: https://www.reddit.com/r/OverwatchUniversity/comments/9zwukn/stacks_that_do_not_join_team_chat/eady3h8/ curi Open Discussion 2018/11/24
https://www.reddit.com/r/Vindictus/comments/5p8ck5/sad_news_for_vindictus_na_community/ [image] This is an important point. On official forums for a game, the game company can delete criticism, and th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/24
I posted a comment about D.Va balance in Overwatch. Thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/9zu9af/people_who_clamour_for_dva_nerf_is_missing_the/ Single comment (doesn't show the original post I'm replying to, cuz redd curi Open Discussion 2018/11/23
Ayn Rand Institute email newsletter today (they are bad at their jobs so they did not include a link to view it on a webpage, so sorry no link): > Since 2012, the Tuesday following “Black Friday” has been publicized as “Giving Tuesday.” Tou Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/23
[image] Consider the part: > Did you really just compared Zac with Jjonak > Jjonak is 1000 time better than Zac will ever be That's a really common type of logical fail. It is complaining about curi Open Discussion 2018/11/23
>If you’re wondering how this insane state of affairs came to be, remember that conservatives aren’t demonized and censored based on how Right-wing they are. They are targeted according to how effective they become. That’s why Richard Spencer an Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/23
> Why will 'if c then a' have a higher probability than a *a* is *a* universally, unconditionally. *if c then a* is a conditional, limited version of *a* saying that *a* must be true in some scenarios (*c*) but not making that claim for some other Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/23
If you want my attention, quote the thing you think you're refuting and clearly state why it's false. Try harder – more serious, more organized, clearer, etc. Don't just tell me that somewhere above, in a bunch of stuff I didn't agree with, thought Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/23
Realism and the Aim of Science question Evan Open Discussion 2018/11/22
They refute your argument against "hard to vary" that every idea is infinitely variable. Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/22
Update: The TCS and ARR discussion groups have both been moved to the multi-purpose Fallible Ideas group: http://fallibleideas.com/discussion curi How To Create Knowledge 2018/11/21
Song lyrics are getting more repetitive and more repetitive songs are more popular. With data: https://pudding.cool/2017/05/song-repetition/index.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/21
Steve Bannon | Full Address and Q&A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AtOw-xyMo8 He doesn't seem to like capitalism. He is speaking the words of the left. FF Globalism 2018/11/21
This. Was. Amazing. Thank you so so much for writing this, it really helped in visualizing the production of knowledge. Have a nice day :) Anonymous How To Create Knowledge 2018/11/18
You're right that DNA is different in some of the ways you mention from past stuff. I think that's part of how we're talking past each other, since I thought I was clear in my original comment that DNA is different in some ways. I don't think the ways PAS Open Discussion 2018/11/17
I was talking about a problem, not proposing a solution, let alone choosing between different government bans as the solution candidates. You also compared the DNA thing to some past stuff, and I pointed out some ways they were different. I wasn Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/17
#11372 and #11373 I think we're talking past each other so I'll try a different approach. In #11370 anonymous quoted: > How DNA Databases Violate Everyone's Privacy ...and your (Dagny) statements seem to imply you agree that DNA Databases violat PAS Open Discussion 2018/11/17
The perceptual level is *a portion of* the pre-conscious levels. You cannot judge what is given *by the perceptual level* using the information of what is given to your conscious level (which is given by the sum total of all the pre-conscious levels). Anonymous Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
>What important epistemological implication? I indicated some in the preceding response: >>As the basis of all subsequent knowledge, precisely what is given on the perceptual level has implications not only for its own validity, but also for co Scuro Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
> I think the claim that we perceive distinct entities through an automatic and uncontrolled process has important epistemological implication, as does a claim to the contrary. Whichever is the case, it's important to know. What important epistemol Anonymous Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
Response Scuro Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
it's like: don't attack the person, only the ideas. but the ideas are the most important part of the person. criticizing their ideas is *especially* threatening. kinda like: don't attack the toes, only the brain. Anonymous Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/15
Ad Hominem curi Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/15
Discord Replies curi Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/15
*see* the magnets in the new ipad pro. cool short vid using "magnet paper" – looks like transparent plastic with tiny bits of metal which can move around and show magnet locations: https://twitter.com/MKBHD/status/1062368253316603905 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/15
Also questioning witnesses is pretty limited and hard. You have to find them, then a person has a conversation they interpret, miscommunication happens, etc. Human interaction isn't cheap and doesn't scale well. But marketers or whoever could automate Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/15
DNA can be found years later, after you left. It can leave traces in many places around the world, info you didn't want saved. And it can do this in private places where no one would have seen you (or at least no one that you don't trust) – e.g. in Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/15
To do a DNA match with these databases they still have to have some of your DNA to match with, right? They need something like one of your hairs left at a crime scene. The database just tells them "that hair came from Joe" where without it they'd j PAS Open Discussion 2018/11/15
https://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram/archives/2018/1115.html > How DNA Databases Violate Everyone's Privacy > [2018.10.15] If you're an American of European descent, there's a 60% chance you can be uniquely identified by public information in DN Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/15
That's good. Alisa Open Discussion 2018/11/13
#11366 they don’t have *integrity*. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/12
There's also "one-sided" and "biased" Alisa Open Discussion 2018/11/12
Democrats often make claims 'without evidence,' but you'll rarely see it mentioned in the headline Alisa Open Discussion 2018/11/12
Today, Ann Coulter [RT'd](https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/1062055518225752065) the VDARE post, saying: > But they're NATURAL REPUBLICANS! From 80 to 60 Percent White: How to Lose a Congressional District Alisa Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/12
https://vdare.com/posts/from-80-to-60-percent-white-how-to-lose-a-congressional-district-no-matter-what-kind-of-republican-you-are >In 2008, Virginia’s seventh congressional district was 79 percent white. Today, it is 65 percent white. ... Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/11
Overwatch teams hire new players primarily using *work sample tests* – they do *tryouts* where they see you *play the game*. Work sample tests are what patio11 and other wise people advise tech companies to use. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/10
#11361 > Independent sellers who offer new and used Apple products on Amazon will have their listings removed after January 4, 2019, under the new deal. Those sellers will need to apply to become Apple authorized resellers on Amazon to continue to Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/10
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/09/apple-amazon-new-product-deal/ > Amazon Inks Deal to Sell New Apple Products Like iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and 2018 iPad Pro Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/10
https://twitter.com/AudaciousEpigon [image] Then in comments, he claims: > I'm a lot better at this than you are--that's fine, I've been doing it for a long time It's easy to discover that I hav curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
Even giving the answer as 75% would be questionable. It's a reasonable estimate that comes from math which makes sense (unlike the 75.1% which is just an error), but I don't think it's exact. curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
Even if all 18778 were dems (they aren't), then 239 variation is over 1% variance. So Audacious Epigone is incorrect to give an answer to a tenth of a percent. curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
[CNN](https://www.cnn.com/election/2018/exit-polls): 18778 respondants, 41% say whites are favored, 87% of those are dems. How many of those respondents are dems? We can't know exactly but we can calculate a range. The *minimum* is: ceil(ceil(18778 curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
AE, regarding point 3, you could use a footnote. Doesn't have to be in the body. It's important to show your original work in order to get mistakes corrected, which is something your *best* readers might help with. Regarding SPLC etc, it is help Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
If a book has a chart on page 54 with no source in that chapter, but on page 33 there is an unrelated comment with a source which happens to be the same source from the page 54 chart ... is that reasonable? Is the chart sourced? No. There is nothing s Dagny Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
anepigone.blogspot.com Audacious Epigone Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
Not surprising Previous student of Justin Justin Kalef vs. Paths Forward 2018/11/08
Overwatch League players are not allowed to have pepe emotes. Dafran just quit OWL and put his emotes back up. Here's a mention of it (there's many, and this came up months ago when they made sinatraa take a tweet down): https://www.reddit.com/r/Co Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/07
3min tour of new esports facility for gen.g (south korean esports team). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAIVRR4Ss0U Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/07
Are you okay with China becoming a superpower because of freetrade? FF Globalism 2018/11/07
The claims you're making are not DD's claims and they don't interest me much. I don't think they constitute a thought-out system, and I don't see what problem they are even trying to solve that I don't already have a better solution to. Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/04
>If you add one thing and you don't get a variant, aren't you saying it's still the original thing, unchanged? Or are you claiming that adding one thing just make a new non-variant? If so, you'll really have to clarify what you think the rules are for Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/04
Ideas of the form "X or Y" where X and Y contradict seem like they should be ruled out as explanations (and therefore ruled out as variants of an explanation). If we can't solve conflicts between a set of N conflicting ideas, their union doesn't seem Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/04
Interesting. Related to your discussion: here Dr. Yoram Hazony also argues against one world government. https://mises.org/library/dr-yoram-hazony-liberalism-nationalism-and-globalism Richard Globalism 2018/11/04
Existing international institutions like the EU and the UN suck. They aren't really accountable to anyone but get to make rules and dispose of resources anyway. International projects backed by governments should be limited in scope to activities that oh my god it's turpentine Globalism 2018/11/03
> I Was Wrong About Jordan Peterson (And Vox Day Was Right) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dKS8QM2S-A The thing about Peterson, from my perspective, is that *all* the intellectuals are badly wrong and don't have Paths Forward. And the critics Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
https://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/10/then-they-came-for-youtube.html > Then they came for YouTube > And there was no one to defend it from the censors, because YouTube had already censored or suppressed everyone with the inclination to fight. Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Wait, I got a bit lost. I was saying they are variants. You said: > It seems to me like adding crap doesn't produce a variant of the theory unless the crap contradicts parts of the theory. This seems to be a claim that "X or Y" is not a new or d Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/01
> I don't see where I used the idea that "X" and "X or Y" are the same theory. And adding some n=n+1 would prevent a theory from solving the problems it solves without the n=n+1 detail, so it's excluded by Deutsch's statement of the criterion. I do Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/01
https://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/10/this-explains-so-much.html When he was 14, Jordan Peterson wanted to be the head politician. So he said at an NDP event (New Democratic Party) and got in the news for. and Vox Day on Gab: https://voxday.blo Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
https://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/11/blair-white-outs-fake-conservatives.html > and it's very clear that they don't believe everything that they say that they believe when they're on camera. A lot of them just don't believe. they're just actors, th Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1iyRKjNlY0 Charles Tew edited a recent Jordan Peterson discussion video down to show how empty it is. Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
AGI/Education and what is a variant of a theory Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/01
Vox Day on Peterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiCfEcDw_Dg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuUgS3TRQ9k Around 7min he talks about how the highest IQ people are weeded out of stuff b/c they are disruptive (not obedient followers, do thin Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Owen Benjamin defends Jews. Good points. See the first few minutes of this video: > Jordan Peterson in the Belly of the Whale - Owen Benjamin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIgu0F7VhQE Benjamin says the IDW put him on the website, tried to i Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Benjamain knows his shit. This video on his own channel talks about Alinsky and some more CAA handler stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HllDdQl7lI Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Jordan Peterson Exposed (CAA Owen Benjamin) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpA5AqQtByw Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Curi, you can add external lists woth ublock origin. Go to settings and turn on the ones you like, imo many of the defaults are great. Other options at: https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/31
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/29/apple-pencil-2-gestures-new-design/ > Apple Pencil 2 Rumored to Feature Gesture Support, New Charging Method and Minimalistic Design supposedly it can magnetically attach to the side of the ipad. that's nice. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/29
Also general purpose hardware compute speed for single threaded code isn't increasing very fast now. So if you think AGIs can run shitty software and it'll just go 10x faster b/c of a 10x faster CPU ... I don't think that'll get us huge wins when we'r Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
> I have to criticize your argument that people waste compute power today. Most people do, but we (AGI developers) know why they do. People that exist today get distracted by fields other than aging research, nuclear risk reduction, etc because of a c Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
Have vs sue Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
Dagny I would have said re:AGI's aren't *fundamentally* better at criticism (they wouldn't sue a different epistemology) that AGI's will just be better at compute power, but I have to criticize your argument that people waste compute power today. Most Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
> I don't think they'd have a fundamental advantage over humans at creating arguments, they'd just be good at it like humans. Isn't figuring out education necessary to figuring out AGI? Oh, then why would they solve aging or nuclear war? Wouldn't t Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
Disagreements with DD Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
>> I said nuclear disarmament because I agree with Deutsch that problems shouldn't be prevented but solved and didn't want to solve the apparent contradiction - can you? >You seem to be bringing some political ideas into this which you haven't expl Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
Ranking problems Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
Hey Alex, I'm a co-author on this piece. Glad to hear you appreciated us sharing your story. Justin Mallone By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/10/27
I'm glad that you appreciated us sharing this. I've fixed the gender pronouns in the article. curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/10/26
Thank you for sharing! Alex from Detroit By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/10/26
#11318 play some and watch some. don't play a different game if you want to play melee. Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2018/10/22
I'm interested in getting into Melee. I've a relatively large amount of experience with Brawl and even more experience with SSB4. I only have very basic knowledge of Melee and less of Project M, which I currently assume is a sort of "pseudo-Melee"/"Br Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2018/10/22
#11315 DD quit philosophy around the time I figured out https://yesornophilosophy.com (years before creating that educational material). I asked him to engage with it but he never engaged much. He chose not to learn and respond to it, I think for curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
> Like, it's conceivable that solving the problem of how to make money is a sub-problem of someone's problem of how to do stuff that requires a stove. I don't think cooking and money making stuff offer strict subset/superset relationships. To make Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
Refutation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
Quality vs quantity of explanation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
from the dumb law archives: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sliced_bread#1943_U.S._ban_on_sliced_bread > During 1943, U.S. officials imposed a short-lived ban on sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure.[6][7] The ban was ordered by Claude R Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/21
>When two ideas contradict each other, then at least one is false. We can't determine that one is false by looking at their positive virtues (how wonderful are they, how useful are they, how much do they explain). Instead, we have to deal with contrad Guilherme Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
> Also, why do you think that the solution to AGI solves aging and the problem of nuclear disarmament? He presumably thinks they will be superintelligent and rapidly self-improving and rapidly solve virtually all problems. That kinda view. --- Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
#11305 >>>a. Corollary 1-1: We should prefer theories that explain more over those that explain less. In other words, we should prefer theories that have fewer problems (things it can’t explain) over ones that have more problems. >>Don't judge Guilherme Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
Daniel Pipes is skeptical of Trump's policy on Israel: http://www.danielpipes.org/18546/still-skeptical-of-trump-israel-policy > Question: The Trump administration seems to be following the logic of MEF's Israel Victory Project launched in Janua Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/21
> “Almost every old farmstead in my vicinity is no longer just a home for a single farm family. They are often now surrounded by trailers and lean-tos, in turn sub-rented out to dozens of others—violations of zoning laws and building codes of the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/21
> “Before the summer coup of 2016, Turkey was said to have 50,000 political prisoners. Many of them were members of the country’s oppressed Kurdish minority which is deprived of its most basic civil rights. These include even the use of their own Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/21
#11304 > By "rejected", do you mean "thrown away"? Throwing away ideas for how to solve a problem just because they don't work disables you from modifying them to find a solution. no you don't throw it away, and for the reason you said. you can Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/20
Quality vs quantity of explanation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/20
Refutation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/20
breaks curi Open Discussion 2018/10/20
ad blocking curi Open Discussion 2018/10/20
Thanks [Alan Forrester](https://conjecturesandrefutations.com) for finding these quotes. curi Turgot on Criticism and Parenting 2018/10/19
I have noticed at least some salespeople have two additional tactics: (1) Assume the close: Instead of getting you to say yes or no, they slowly and carefully move from the pitch into finalizing the transaction as if you said yes. They only stop if PAS Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2018/10/19
patio11 on yes or no answers curi Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2018/10/18
https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1052024953803919360 > If Elizabeth Warren had been Jewish in Nazi Germany, her 1/64th, ancestry, let alone 1/1024th, would have been considered too small to keep her out of the Nazi Party or the SS. That’s how Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/15
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/411377-warren-dna-test-shows-strong-evidence-of-native-american-ancestor > Bustamante said that Warren’s test results show the “vast majority” of her ancestry is European, but that “the results strongly s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/15
Ritualized lying: https://spitfire.overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/thank-you-closer Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/15
https://twitter.com/morganknutson/status/1049523067506966529 Long, interesting story about how awful working at Google+ was. Office politics and crap. Notably, they had to bribe other parts of the company to do G+ integration by paying them lots curi Open Discussion 2018/10/15
http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2018/019182/crowd-counting-through-walls-wifi You can count people moving around a room (or other space) with only one wifi transmitter and one wifi receiver (which can be behind walls). All it takes is math and monitoring Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/14
> But I think the basic issue is leftists think that non-leftists are too dumb to see the brilliant genius of left-wing policies and need to be forced for their own good by the state. I don't think many of them think that. And if they do, it's a co Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
The Left Doesn't Focus on Persuasion Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhS4a11jZOg >> The Legend of Korra is Garbage and Here's Why > 1.6 million views. I thought Avatar The Last Airbender was amazing, but Korra was only OK (not garbage, though!). The video description begins: > Justin Open Discussion 2018/10/12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhS4a11jZOg > The Legend of Korra is Garbage and Here's Why 1.6 million views. I thought Avatar The Last Airbender was amazing, but Korra was only OK (not garbage, though!). The video description begins: > Reup curi Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> The sources noted that the morning Barr’s tweet exploded on the internet, Barr had even offered to issue public apologies and make the rounds on every talk and news show in order to make amends. > “Ben and Channing weren’t having any of tha Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/10/11/arm-v83-javascript > LATEST REVISION TO ARM INSTRUCTION SET INCLUDES OPTIMIZATIONS JUST FOR JAVASCRIPT Apple did some CPU design specifically aimed at javascript performance, cuz javascript matters th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
BTW I put links to the source videos in the description, in case people either wanted more context or wanted to use them for their own vids or whatever. I plan on doing that from now on since it's very little work to do so and adds some real value to Justin Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> The Stakes (America vs. The Mob Part 2) by Justin > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVRDZVq3-0 actual GOP ads are just edits of my vids now ;-DDD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlMIyae9-ZU&frags=pl%2Cwn Justin Open Discussion 2018/10/12
The Stakes (America vs. The Mob Part 2) by Justin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVRDZVq3-0 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> “Another Republican president might have lost his nerve amid all this. More than one elite conservative pundit called on Trump to ditch Kavanaugh and appoint Amy Coney Barrett instead. She was a woman, you see, so she’d be immune to criticism. E Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/11
If it weren't for double standards, the left would have no standards at all. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/11
#11281 Disorganized. Condescending ranting that doesn't really attempt rigor or seriousness. More interested in social dynamics and DHVs than changing the world or educating anyone or clarity. Knows less than he pretends to. Not a philosopher. Lacks p curi Open Discussion 2018/10/09
Thoughts on Moldbuggery, Curi? https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/09
RIP Google+ (the consumer version) + data breach https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/08/google-plus-shutting-down-data-breach/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/08
[image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/07
Rothbard in *An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought*: > While Aristotle was critical of money-making, he still opposed any limitation – such as Plato had advocated – on an individual's accumulation of private property. Inste curi Rothbard's Bad Scholarship on Godwin and Popper 2018/10/06
> “Kavanaugh, for the first time, used language in his testimony to make it implicitly clear to the people whose support he needed—people who would pressure wavering senators—that he was being assaulted by the very forces Republicans and conserv Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/06
guides to going pro in overwatch – general stuff and role specific. https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/9lnfl7/beginningyourpathtopro_main_support/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/05
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/05/anandtech-iphone-xs-review/ > AnandTech Calls A12 Bionic in iPhone XS 'Just Margins Off' Best Desktop CPUs in New Review also > As part of the review, AnandTech also offered a look at how Apple has improve Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/05
#11272 apple and amazon have denied it. https://daringfireball.net/2018/10/bloomberg_the_big_hack https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/10/04/what-businessweek-got-wrong-about-apple Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
A guy runs down the origin of a fake title for Federalist 78 in this twitter thread https://twitter.com/derektmuller/status/1047902874762502144?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
> “There are two ways for spies to alter the guts of computer equipment. One, known as interdiction, consists of manipulating devices as they’re in transit from manufacturer to customer. This approach is favored by U.S. spy agencies, according to Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
> On campus, all can present equally valid narratives. What privileges one story over another is not necessarily any semblance to reality, at least as established by evidence and facts. Instead, powerful victimizers supposedly “construct” truths b Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
Meant to set the voat.co title to the title here. It's: "UBISOFT leaks: company mandates diversity training for white employees, HR drones brag about hiring based on skin color! Anti-white propaganda to be implemented in all games" Alisa Open Discussion 2018/10/03
https://voat.co/v/gaming/2762495 Alisa Open Discussion 2018/10/03
> “At other times, we scoured the existing grievance studies literature to see where it was already going awry and then tried to magnify those problems. Feminist glaciology? Okay, we’ll copy it and write a feminist astronomy paper that argues femi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/03
> “Our paper-writing methodology always followed a specific pattern: it started with an idea that spoke to our epistemological or ethical concerns with the field and then sought to bend the existing scholarship to support it. The goal was always to Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/03
Mill advocating communism as a way of reducing the number of living human beings: http://www.econlib.org/library/Mill/mlP14.html#II.1.13 > The Communistic scheme, instead of being peculiarly open to the objection drawn from danger of over-popula curi Open Discussion 2018/10/03
https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/1047239328013930497 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/02
>ON FRIDAY, FACEBOOK revealed that it had suffered a security breach that impacted at least 50 million of its users, and possibly as many as 90 million. What it failed to mention initially, but revealed in a followup call Friday afternoon, is that the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/01
AirPower charging pads may be stalled due to intellectual property legal issues. https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/09/17/is-apples-airpower-wireless-charging-pad-late-because-of-something-besides-technical-challenges Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
>“Ten years ago, the $999 price of iPhone X would not have bought a state of the art camera, a pocketable computer, a personal audio player, portable TV and a cellular phone, let alone paid for any of the new key features of iPhone X. Add in inflati Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
https://research.mozilla.org/files/2018/04/The-Effect-of-Ad-Blocking-on-User-Engagement-with-the-Web.pdf Mozilla looked at some web browsing data and found: > In the group that installed an ad blocker, we find significant increases in both activ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
And Apple products are a major part of *the good life* today. Philosophers should care about the tools they use to read/write/watch/listen/record. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/30
Apple is wonderful and interesting. Though Cook is far worse than Jobs :( curi Open Discussion 2018/09/30
curi.us - Apple tech news (also objectivism) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1045755377520766976.html [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/29
The story of XQC (overwatch player/streamer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1bgzFGyNuU Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/29
Comparison and criticism of speedrunning marathons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vjyy-UkZBY Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/29
Why do you damn Trump with faint praise? Eg."a few good things in relation to Israel". He's done better on Israel than other president. That good needs to be clearly called out like Netanyahu does: https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.haaretz.com/amp Anonymous Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/28
[image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/27
Found a Mojave bug: open 2 finder windows, A and B. open a 2nd tab in A. drag the 2nd tab to B. click the close button on window A. it leaves A open and closes B (both tabs). Repeatable. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/27
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/09/27/hill-facebook > The researchers also found that if User A, whom we’ll call Anna, shares her contacts with Facebook, including a previously unknown phone number for User B, whom we’ll call Ben, advert Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/27
#11249 No. oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/09/26
Is this blog antisemitic? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
New Coulter column: http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-09-26.html > NO MORE MR. WHITE GUY Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
https://brooksreview.net/2018/09/safari-content-blocker-evaluations-92618-edition/ > Safari Content Blocker Evaluations – 9/26/18 Edition > 1Blocker X is leagues better than the rest. That's what I was already using :) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
What did I get wrong? Trump has done a few good things in relation to Israel but he remains squishy on Israel like he is also squishy on most other things, and he has in fact said awful things related to Israel, Islam, etc, fairly recently (e.g. his G curi Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/26
#5087 - Do you now admit Trump could write that speech without hired help and he meant what he said? The main post got many things wrong and Trump has been a good friend of Israel. Anonymous Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/26
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/26/apple-news-publishers-high-traffic-poor-revenue/ > Report Reveals Apple News Brings Publishers Much Higher Traffic But a Lot Less Ad Revenue > In a stark example, Slate revealed that it earns more money from Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/26/apple-watch-series-4-second-supplier-compal/ > Apple Watch Series 4 Expected to Gain Second Manufacturer Following 'Much Better Than Expected' Demand Just got mine yesterday. I like it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
http://www.displaymate.com/Diamond_41a.html [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/24
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/24/iphone-storage-profitable/ > In research compiled by Bloomberg, the 64GB iPhone XS cost Apple $23.68 for the NAND storage specifically, the 256GB cost $66.24, and the 512GB cost $132.48. In terms of revenue, the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/24
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/24/apple-shazam-acquisition-finalized/ > Apple Finalizes Shazam Acquisition, App Will Soon Become Ad-Free Also MacOS Mojave came out today. Back up your computer before updating! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/24
what are some good productivity extensions for Chrome? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/23
fucking racists Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/23
Discipline = Freedom Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
The standard TCS answer to this is: local anesthetic (e.g. emla cream). I don't object to a friendly atmosphere per se, and I think it's good to give the child some prior experience with things (like touching the child with the sheathed needle with curi Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
I saw a video that reminded me of what a difficult problem vaccinations for babies seems to be. Babies don't seem to like them or want them. Giving a vaccine predictably has a high chance of causing the baby to cry. Yet if babies don't get vaccina PAS Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
@#11232 http://fallibleliving.com/essays/rational-politics/89-a-short-history-of-israel and you didn't specify any particular claims you think are good and important from the article. this is a problem because the article doesn't read as an organiz Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/23
All these theories go out the window the moment you have a kid and realize that theory match with reality. Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
Juice Pulp Open Discussion 2018/09/23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VPXzoDObNw RealRandFansAreAutists Open Discussion 2018/09/22
Andy, fuck off. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTqMM7HNM8 RealRandFansLoveLiberty Open Discussion 2018/09/22
> He also never took any interest in the That sentence should say *in the topic of overreaching* on the end. He did say he liked Paths Forward, but then never acted accordingly. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/22
#11225 Yeah, that was a couple days after he got triggered because I and others don't hate the idea of Trump building a wall. I told him he was triggered, and some other warnings, and asked some questions, and he just ignored me and kept ranting for l curi Open Discussion 2018/09/21
#11225 He was talking to curi. He was triggered because curi criticized his approach to subreddit moderation – which he both defended and also simultaneously disowned since he isn't solely in charge. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/21
[6:28 PM] HeuristicWorld (Andy): I am really kind of confused at your bullying attitude towards me [6:30 PM] HeuristicWorld (Andy): Sabotaging, I guess you expect me to be like everyone else here that takes your word for gospel [6:30 PM] HeuristicWo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTqMM7HNM8 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/21
#11222 Why are you linking that? Do you have a question? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/20
https://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/comments/9hjldl/progressives_are_completely_failing_at_properly/ David Fapman Open Discussion 2018/09/20
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/09/france-marine-le-pen-ordered-to-undergo-psychiatric-tests-for-posting-photos-critical-of-the-islamic-state Quotes: > France: Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for posting photos critical of the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/20
lame. at least archive.org has them curi Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/20
all the links to donaldjtrump.com and tedcruz.org on this blogpost 404, here they are: wants to pause https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration advocates some moderate stuff https://ww Anonymous Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/20
Current time-slice principles of justice RN Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Giahp-hkK9Y Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/20
mykl's apology/reflections curi Open Discussion 2018/09/20
uneducated people talking about mental illness when not even having a bachelors harm more Anonymous Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/09/19
#11213 i don't have music running thru my head most of the time. almost never. sometimes i have music running thru my head, like right after hearing a song. i only listen to music while driving or working out. often i like it silent while dr Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/19
#11152 > Why do people have music running through their heads? Is there anything we can do to get it to stop? Are there people who don't have music running through their heads most of the time? If so, what's the difference between them and the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/19
> How do I get better at these two things? Are there step-by-step instructions for doing this that work for most people? No. Knowledge that good – to not only highly effectively help an individual with such a problem, but actually to help anyone curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/18
Two problems I'm running into are things you mentioned: I don't understand what I read very well. And I'm not very good at correcting errors in my understanding of what I read. How do I get better at these two things? Are there step-by-step instruc beginner Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Forstall: Whenever I ate with Steve, he insisted on paying for me, which I thought was a little odd. Even if we went in together and he selected something quick like premade sushi, and Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Scott Forstall (SVP of software, 1997–2012): Those buildings were mazes. Every time I would bring someone on campus, they would get lost. There’s only one time I remember someone n Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Cook: It was an awful time. The stock crashed, it goes down by 60 to 70 percent. We get a call from Ted Waitt, founder of Gateway. He wants to talk about acquiring Apple. Steve and I w Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Schiller: We’re like, “Steve! Newton customers are picketing! What do you want to do? They’re angry.” And Steve said, “They have every right to be angry. They love Newton. It Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B229-KLudTo > 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT PILOT LANDS HER PLANE WITHOUT A WHEEL! They do a good job of staying calm and handling the situation in a reasonable manner. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
#11202 Did you have any particular facts in mind? oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/09/18
Antidepressants Harm JC Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/09/18
> weird, i'm super nice. lmao Anonymous Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2018/09/17
truth hurts bro. facts don't care about your feelings. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
#11200 Your hostile comments don't include specific arguments about specific claims anyone made. You don't appear to be attempting to have a rational discussion. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
sounds like a bullshit excuse to let bad science that agrees with you pass through and ignore the good science that disagrees with you. That's how you get climate change deniers, anti-vaxxers and flat earthers. Postmodernism on the right. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
https://twitter.com/JonathanTurley/status/1041900047800123393 > Venezuela’s Maduro Orders 3,500 Percent Increase in Minimum Wage … 40 Percent of Businesses Close Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/17
Ok. I see your point about coming at it backwards. And right now, I can't think of a problem that the ranking solves. You can just use general criticisms when comparing treatment options. Criticisms such as: - so far this drug has only been tried Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/17
> Is there some usefulness in ranking study designs, though? I’m trying to figure out exactly what should be ranked, if anything at all. More on this below. This is backwards. You should start with a problem and seek solutions, not take a poten Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
updated to use archive.org https://web.archive.org/web/20161201020817/https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/trade/ i think it's awful that trump takes down his recent campaign info. he's still president, he ran on this info, and it's already off curi Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/17
#11191 > You shouldn't rank drugs by the types of studies that failed to refute them. Is there some usefulness in ranking study designs, though? I’m trying to figure out exactly what should be ranked, if anything at all. More on this below. Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/17
>He worries about "trade deficits" the link in the words "trade deficits" 404s now. Anonymous Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/17
#11192 People have different problems. I could make something like that if people were rational, but they get stuck on their personal irrationalities. There already are generic things like that, such as the FI website essays or reading recommendations curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/16
> FI involves ideas that are actually good and effective, as against rivals offering similar overall stuff (rational ideas) but which are incorrect. FI faces the following major challenges: 1) people are so badly educated they screw up when trying to beginner Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/16
> One of my conversational goals is to understand whether I'm making a mistake. Yes you're making lots of mistakes due to epistemological ignorance. You yourself say "vaguely". You shouldn't rank drugs by the types of studies that failed to refute Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/16
This article makes some of the same points as the blog post above, but not the coin flipping point. https://mises.org/library/choice-and-preference Anonymous Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
> To end on a positive note: Block’s practice of introspection is far better than his theory. Caplan does indeed agree that “[Austrianism] has far more to offer the practitioner of economics than [Marxism]” (Block 1999, p. 37). what the fuck. curi Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
Bryan Caplan curi Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
#11186 No Das Kapital or Mao's Red book FF Open Discussion 2018/09/16
Sad to see Wikipedia list "Atlas Shrugged" in the worst books near "Mein Kamph" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_books_considered_the_worst#Atlas_Shrugged_(Ayn_Rand,_1957) FF Open Discussion 2018/09/16
#11180 >Different metrics of evidence quality are used for different purposes. (Though such things are overrated and often no such metric is needed.) Is there a useful metric (and ranking) of evidence quality associated with the hierarchy of ev Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/16
> Total ignorance is a bit of a stretch. I've done enough research to distinguish what I would consider weak and strong studies. However, I don't have to be an expert in research design to know that the goal is not authoritarian control but an attempt Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/16
> calling curi mistaken without argument (a bit of a stretch is a claim about an error without giving reasoning) oops i didn't check the quote authors at first. but then i realized he was insulting me, not curi, this time. well, i await a of refuta Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/16
#11181 You're advocating psychological pressure (as against rational arguments), calling curi mistaken without argument (a bit of a stretch is a claim about an error without giving reasoning), mistaken about strength and weakness (see https://yesornop Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/16
>> I may not have a full grasp of that side or yours but I do not think you presented it in a way that is in accord with the principle of charity. > The principle of charity is commonly used to attack and pressure people – like you've just done Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/15
"quality of evidence" is not a well-defined, singular thing with any universal purpose. Different metrics of evidence quality are used for different purposes. (Though such things are overrated and often no such metric is needed.) Kate, you don't Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/15
Do they differ in their quality of evidence that a particular tested treatment will actually work in reality as guessed? If so, is it useful to rank them according to this difference? Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/15
Kate, you seem to be asking about whether there's any difference btwn the things in the pyramid, or if CR views them as identical. Yes there are differences. They are, literally, different. These differences may be mentioned in arguments when people Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/15
Clarification: >To clarify, I'm not criticizing treatment A itself. It could still be good. But I'm criticizing me going with it right now because it has given much of a demonstration on how it'll actually work in reality (yet). [...] because it Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/15
>So what's relevant is whether there is a criticism of the study, not what kind of study it is. So this diagram is about assigning authority not about how to make judgements rationally. Suppose treatment A has been investigated in a case study (som Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/15
#11172 > I don't think that's the most charitable interpretation of this. It could well come close to straw-manning what is intended with this. > > It is not about popularity or even authority. RCTs are put above cohort studies. But if a coho Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/15
> I may not have a full grasp of that side or yours but I do not think you presented it in a way that is in accord with the principle of charity. The principle of charity is commonly used to attack and pressure people – like you've just done – Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/14
Expressing the position of Critical Rationalism is not straw manning. It is an actual, important disagreement. We have serious, published reasoning for this (which our opponents will not answer). curi Open Discussion 2018/09/14
I don't think that's the most charitable interpretation of this. It could well come close to straw-manning what is intended with this. It is not about popularity or even authority. The whole goal is to keep us from fooling ourselves, as we are Andy Open Discussion 2018/09/14
[image] (Image from https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Hierarchy-of-evidence-pyramid-The-pyramidal-shape-qualitatively-integrates-the-amount-of_fig1_311504831 ) this is all about *who should rule* curi Open Discussion 2018/09/14
If your current ideas (logic, explanations, etc) don't enable you to understand what's going on in an empirical situation, that you have more to learn and investigate. It can be a sign of a problem or at least an opportunity to understand more. But no curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
#11168 With criticisms, as always. Whether or not the criticisms mention data, criticism is always the method of making intellectual progress. Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
So how do we error correct in the light of new information? Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
#11166 Size is another factor. I don't think I'd want a larger phone than my X. I've tried a plus phone before and didn't like it. I can comfortably hold this in one hand. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/14
https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-xs-versus-iphone-xs-max-versus-iphone-xr-whats-the-difference/ I think I'm going to get the XR. The processor is the same as the XS. I don't care about the screen or camera not being quite as good. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/14
*Logic and philosophy are not empirically falsifiable and are not supposed to be.* Not everything is a scientific issue, and no issues are pure science (making scientific claims always involves some philosophy of science, too). Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11161 In the first 30 seconds, he says right wingers as a group "invariably" make certain arguments (which are not even close to my main points on the subject), accuses them of calling people "cucks" (which I don't do), and says he'll look at data (r Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/13
I am a little worried that your theory might not be falsifiable. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11161 was me Andy Open Discussion 2018/09/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIL3JD7rxdE Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
> Even if the measure of unemployment is flawed. Would the base change still no matter. So let's say that unemployment is at 10% before the minimum wage increase. It then remains at 10% post minimum wage increase. Suppose that were true – that fo Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Ok playing devil's advocate here: Even if the measure of unemployment is flawed. Would the base change still no matter. So let's say that unemployment is at 10% before the minimum wage increase. It then remains at 10% post minimum wage increase. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Best educational Overwatch streamer I've found: https://www.twitch.tv/fahzix Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
#11156 These people claim their economic policies aren't causing unemployment, while also being well aware that *we have unemployment*. Measuring the amount of unemployment may be hard, but it's uncontroversial that there are quite a few unemployed pe Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11155 Two more points I'll mention quickly. 1) We already have unemployment. We clearly don't have a liberal-capitalist system in place – at most we have something which partially resembles it. So it'd be really important to figure out what is curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11154 It reads like a foreign language because it's not meant to be understood. If it was understood, people would see it's flaws. It's meant to be dealt with in ways like these: 1) People can accept the conclusions on authority. 2) Activists c curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Well I guess we can start with this one: http://www.sole-jole.org/17722.pdf To be honest I don't understand the Math involved in this study. I never heard of a Bunching Estimator and when I look at the methodology I might as well be reading some Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
I don't know why a song gets stuck. But what works for me is to finish out the song in my head. Play it out until the end, then it no longer plays. Andy Open Discussion 2018/09/13
Why do people have music running through their heads? Is there anything we can do to get it to stop? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
http://www.settingtheworldtorights.com :( Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
#11148 He didn't seem aware that paddling is already a thing in lots of US schools. And he was kinda hateful of strict parenting without a word about how the standard other side of that debate is also awful ("permissive parenting" is bad). Basically a Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
#11147 Pick a link and say what you can refute and what part you can't. curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jl2pRJRZNg Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
> Andy, are you satisfied about minimum wage? Convinced? Done with the topic? > If not, got further questions and objections? > If so, do you see how not everything is about research and sometimes logic and math are goods tool? And got any ideas Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Related to the discussion of Sam Harris: http://curi.us/2137-sam-harris-vs-capitalism Anonymous Discord Discussions 2018/09/12
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/12/leaked-video-google-leaderships-dismayed-reaction-to-trump-election/ leaked video of Google leaders hating Trump and expressing their desire to use their control over information for political activism. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/12
Just got emailed this: > We noticed that you haven't logged into your ESL account within least 4 years and we are writing to inform you that we will unfortunately have to close your account soon. We are forced to do this due to the GDPR policy that Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/12
#11142 There are tons of related issues, and they aren't all about welfare. If you have stocks to sell that have gone up in value, you will be taxed more for this if you have higher income, so there's an incentive there to work less (perhaps temporari Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/12
#11061 this article seemed relevant to our discussion especially second paragraph > “So, we know that a sizable number of minimum-wage earners are not in need of a wage that can support a household. But what of the minimum-wage earners who are? Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/12
Andy, are you satisfied about minimum wage? Convinced? Done with the topic? If not, got further questions and objections? If so, do you see how not everything is about research and sometimes logic and math are goods tool? And got any ideas about curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/12
EU gonna tax online links!? https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/09/12/eu-copyright-directive/#comment-4965 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/12
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/09/11/amazon-peterson [image] There's no way that's what Jeff Bezos wants his managers to do about injuries. He probably considers it just as immoral as most oth Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/12
> We had fantastic benefits from the Space program such as MRI's and CatScans for example. GPS, home insulation, smoke detectors, heart pump technology. The list is quite long. I agree there were major upsides. That is not, however, a comparison to Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/10
> and it's unclear to me that we did benefit from the NASA's tax funding relative to what could have been done with that wealth instead but wasn't. We had fantastic benefits from the Space program such as MRI's and CatScans for example. GPS, home i Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/10
lol Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2018/09/10
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_Nationality_Act_of_1965 > Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 > The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (H.R. 2580; Pub.L. 89–236, 79 Stat. 911, enacted June 30, 1968), also known as the Ha Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/10
[image] Epstein is so second-handed and/or panders to those who are. He asks about how Objectivism helped people accomplish things *that are recognized by other people with high social status*. That's ir Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/10
link for #11132 https://twitter.com/rooshv/status/1039144452722327552 Someone posted mykl's latest Overwatch YouTube video on reddit. mykl wrote the following comment: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/9emp1m/leaking_florida curi Open Discussion 2018/09/10
Amazon Censoring PUA Books curi Open Discussion 2018/09/10
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/09/08/app-store-alex-jones > APPLE HAS PERMANENTLY BANNED ALEX JONES’ INFOWARS APP FROM THE APP STORE :( And DF tries to use the authority of Popper to justify it :( Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/08
> Why is increasing the spending power of the lower classes not good for everyone? Because, broadly, they aren't the best and brightest, and they would spend it on consumption expenditures instead of future-oriented investments. The masses would ow curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> Surely there is a way to help, problems are soluble right? There are lots of ways to help people, including at a profit. Furthermore, there are lots of ways to prioritize where to direct help. In general, *productive expenditures* make everyone r curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
Yeah I don't think force would help. I don't want to discourage risk takers, as a lot of our biggest gains worldwide were at the back of some incredibly risky endevours. Though some of the riskiest huge projects were government funded like the Space Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
If you want high profits to be curtailed, you're taking away the incentive to make risky career decisions to try to achieve high profits, and the incentive for investors to invest in those kinds of companies. Also, there's no way to achieve it other t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
>> I honestly don't know. I don't know if there is a way to incentivize a company to after they are making a certain profit start reinvesting in their employees somehow. It is hard for me to see a minimum wage working anymore. > In general, it's ba Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> I honestly don't know. I don't know if there is a way to incentivize a company to after they are making a certain profit start reinvesting in their employees somehow. It is hard for me to see a minimum wage working anymore. In general, it's bad t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/11/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-one-understanding-ubers-bleak-operating-economics.html >> Published financial data shows that Uber is losing more money than any startup in history and that its ability to capture Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> The primary reason that people drive for Uber is that it helps people relative to not driving for Uber, in their opinion. That's why many Uber drivers stick around. They consider it a better option than their alternatives. You think they are stupid, Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/11/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-one-understanding-ubers-bleak-operating-economics.html > There have been hundreds of articles claiming that Uber has produced wonderful benefits, but none of these benefits increase curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/11/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-one-understanding-ubers-bleak-operating-economics.html > Published financial data shows that Uber is losing more money than any startup in history and that its ability to capture cu curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.businessinsider.com/uber-leaked-finances-accounts-revenues-profits-2017-2 > repeatedly, leaks of Uber's financial data have shown the company carrying huge losses. Uber doesn't seem to be exploiting workers with huge profit margins, curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
The primary reason that people drive for Uber is that it helps people relative to not driving for Uber, in their opinion. That's why many Uber drivers stick around. They consider it a better option than their alternatives. You think they are stupid, b curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
Indeed and that's why it has such a high turnover rate. The people who enter these deals get screwed, the Uber CEO keeps getting richer and as soon as the employee realizes that they are getting screwed and leaves, no problem for the business another Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
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[image] https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/07/trump-pussy-hat-design-withdrawn-after-gender-furor/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/07
> So antifa is defensible, but Lauren Southern and Rebel Media are beyond the pale? To this question, the person actually replied beginning with a clear answer: "Yes." curi Open Discussion 2018/09/07
#11112 There are many crucial IRL factors we haven't talked about so far, like the 500,000 ways our governments have come up with to prevent the formation of new businesses and make existing businesses have much lower max $/hr they can pay. Going t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuHpp9XsXkE&lc=UgyvZEB8_s2cBjHdFuB4AaABAg.8ku5OfVt77y8kuAdZwnaWO Like Facebook, YouTube permalinks don't actually work. But there's only a few comments so you can probably find it. I responded to a hostile comment wi curi Open Discussion 2018/09/07
> Also, there are ways we could expand the hypothetical scenario, e.g. by having 3 different industries and some workers can only work in one industry and some are multi-talented. Maybe you can already imagine how those changes to the scenario won't m Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> OK so I guess you don't think a minimum wage is good in these scenarios, right? But you still think it might be good for Uber drivers and some other cases? If so, what are some other aspects of the Uber situation (or Walmart or whatever) that you th Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
OK so I guess you don't think a minimum wage is good in these scenarios, right? But you still think it might be good for Uber drivers and some other cases? If so, what are some other aspects of the Uber situation (or Walmart or whatever) that you thin curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
So far so good. Yes. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
> But the minimum wage would interfere if a new company wants to move in and hire another 100 workers but can only do it for less than $50. So if i see that company 1 is only paying $1/hour, I'd be willing to start a business even though I am ineffici curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
> OK let's try this. Say there's only one company, the other 19 disappear. It's the one that can pay up to $50/hr and still make enough profit. It hires 100 people, and 700 people have no jobs. > *Maybe* the following happens: The wages it pays are Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
OK let's try this. Say there's only one company, the other 19 disappear. It's the one that can pay up to $50/hr and still make enough profit. It hires 100 people, and 700 people have no jobs. *Maybe* the following happens: The wages it pays are $1/ curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
Oh I get a little scattered sometimes. No I was in agreement with you about the scenario of low competition. I can't think, based on the logic we laid out, of a way that creating an artificial minimum wage would not end up screwing those that need it Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
There absolutely is competition for Uber, Facebook, and YouTube. The issue is they are (now, but not originally) winning by a lot. And they reason they're winning is not just about being first movers, e.g. Facebook was preceded by My Space. Also some curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
I should mention that I don't think the solution is minimum wage for these issues. I am just thinking about some IRL scenarios in where there is a disconnect from the theory presented. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
The thing is that there really isn't competition in these new economies. It seems like it's just a matter of who are the first movers and what is popular. There really is not a competition to Uber, Facebook, YouTube. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
The first factor I see is much higher supply of labor. So I'll start there. Take the scenario with 20 companies but raise the number of workers from 800 to 500,000. What happens? Wages drop to, let's say, $1/hr, and 2000 people are hired. We could curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
>So, next step, I suggest you try to come up with ways the this kind of economic logic would not apply. What kind of situations would change things, and then what would the effects be? >Try to come up with *one factor* at a time, so it'll be easier Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
#11098 Also, on top of that, as Reisman would point out, the employed workers may have to pay taxes to provide some welfare for the 300 people who are prevented from working. curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
Oh also I forgot. About the $80 minimum wage law in the scenario, I'll paste some of my answer about it: A minimum wage of $80/hour would cause 300 workers to be unemployed. Only 5 businesses are able to pay $80/hour or more and remain profitable, curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11096 Great. I think the scenario went well. So, next step, I suggest you try to come up with ways the this kind of economic logic would not apply. What kind of situations would change things, and then what would the effects be? Try to come up curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11095 Yes Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11094 Yes. OK, backing up I had a concern about this: >> What if the #20 business also expanded to be able to hire up to 400 workers? > Rank 20 can't pay their workers enough to keep them, being able to hire 2x presumably means they could pay t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Another new business is created. This businessman invented a really great new product which is easy to make. He's able to offer wages of up to $500/hour for up to 100 workers while still making a 5% return on his capital or higher. What affect does Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11092 > What do you mean? Like maximum amount someone can bid for labor or a new business that can afford to pay that much I meant the example above: >> Another new business is created. This businessman invented a really great new product w curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> #11090 Great. Can you try some of the questions again then? > With the new $500/hr max bid business, what does the wage rage become for everyone? What do you mean? Like maximum amount someone can bid for labor or a new business that can afford Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11090 Great. Can you try some of the questions again then? With the new $500/hr max bid business, what does the wage rage become for everyone? With 200 workers entering or leaving, what is the effect on wages? When the #1 business expands to curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> This is incorrect. > The top 8 businesses would all pay $61/hour (or $60.01 if you want to use cents and the numbers are exact to the penny), because at that price the bottom 12 businesses will drop out of the market – they aren't willing to hire Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11088 This is incorrect. The top 8 businesses would all pay $61/hour (or $60.01 if you want to use cents and the numbers are exact to the penny), because at that price the bottom 12 businesses will drop out of the market – they aren't willing t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>Can you figure out, specifically, which businesses would hire the 800 workers and what wages each business would pay each worker that it hires? Assuming full transparency Rank 1 Business would pay $96/hour Rank 2 $95 3$90 4.$85 80 75 70 65 Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
Can you figure out, specifically, which businesses would hire the 800 workers and what wages each business would pay each worker that it hires? > Business 6-8 Would go out of business because they can't afford to pay them that much. 300 of the work curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> What optimally happens in a free market, and why? How many workers are hired by which businesses, and what are their wages? What is the unemployment rate? In what ways does *worker need* matter (like the minimum wages needed for a good standard of l Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
OK, great. I think we should go through a more detailed scenario to review the economics more and see if we're on the same page yet. I am currently making educational content related to Reisman's book, (mostly videos), so I'm pasting below a scenario curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11083 Yes Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11082 Ok and do you agree about the first part of #11081 ? curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>Setting aside the world today, do you think the assumptions are *approximately* possible, or that nothing very similar could be possible IRL in any human society? No I think anything is possible barring the laws of physics interfering. So yes it i Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Yes but This would require transparency I am not sure is possible I think. Both the employer and the employee need to know what the value of a particular labor market is, As an employee I would have to know what everyone doing my job is getting paid curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>> Well hold on if, if the business can afford to pay them above that minimum wage and make a profit (but smaller) then no they would not take a loss > Either they are worth more than the minimum wage to the business, or else the business would tak Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Well hold on if, if the business can afford to pay them above that minimum wage and make a profit (but smaller) then no they would not take a loss Either they are worth more than the minimum wage to the business, or else the business would take a curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> #11076 You need to understand the theory better before trying to analyze a case like ridesharing. Ok >> I guess in theory, Well it would make it so employers can't underbid for labor > Could they underbid for labor without minimum wage? Wou Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11076 You need to understand the theory better before trying to analyze a case like ridesharing. > I guess in theory, Well it would make it so employers can't underbid for labor Could they underbid for labor without minimum wage? Wouldn't that curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> OK, so we can agree there is competition by businessmen for workers in the US in general, as the typical situation? And that therefore our initial expectation should be that wages will be set by supply and demand, like an auction where employers bid Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Yeah I would say that most areas have employment options. OK, so we can agree there is competition by businessmen for workers in the US in general, as the typical situation? And that therefore our initial expectation should be that wages will be curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11073 was me. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>> Well it does depend on where you are right? Some areas won't have all those options. > Most areas of the US have many employment options, right? That's why I asked about what the common situation is (whether there is competition of businessmen f Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Well it does depend on where you are right? Some areas won't have all those options. Most areas of the US have many employment options, right? That's why I asked about what the common situation is (whether there is competition of businessmen for curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11070 But the owner of Uber is making off with insane amounts of money, and they are only responsible for the application. The workers provide the labor and the parts (their own cars). Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>There is target, sears, CVS, walgreens, ikea, safeway, trader joe's, costco, etc...? And many of those workers could also work in construction, in a wide variety of retail stores or restaurants, as bus or uber drivers, and many other things, right? Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> I believe I saw that Walmart is the largest employer in the USA. I don't think there is a lot of competition in that department. There is target, sears, CVS, walgreens, ikea, safeway, trader joe's, costco, etc...? And many of those workers could curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> #11066 Do you agree that, in general, in most of the US, there is competition of businessmen for workers? Do you see lack of competition as a special exception that comes up sometimes, or as a common situation? I don't know to be honest. I believ Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11066 Do you agree that, in general, in most of the US, there is competition of businessmen for workers? Do you see lack of competition as a special exception that comes up sometimes, or as a common situation? curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> It said people are paid by supply and demand, not by productivity. (Demand and productivity are related to each other). It said wages are set in an auction and it's in the interests of business owners to set wages high enough to avoid a labor shorta Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
https://www.epi.org/publication/raising-americas-pay/ Raising America’s Pay Appendix Data https://www.epi.org/publication/raising-americas-pay-data/ Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
Inflation Calculations curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> I don't know if exactly false but for example I am not entirely convinced that people are paid by their productivity. Just imagine being a business owner, if my entire goal is to make as much profit, which correct me if I'm wrong is the most common curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> OK my first question is if you found any parts you think are *false*. Did you identify any incorrect logical reasoning? Any factual claims which are contradicted by facts? Any mistaken assumptions? I don't know if exactly false but for example I Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Would Amazon have to itself directly hire the most marginal employee(s) brought into the labor market by the govt "workfare" in order to get any benefit? No. > Do you disagree with the point about a govt subsidy for people who work bringing mo Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11058 OK my first question is if you found any parts you think are *false*. Did you identify any incorrect logical reasoning? Any factual claims which are contradicted by facts? Any mistaken assumptions? Note that I don't believe there is any stat curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
I might as well think out loud about what I read there. I think it makes sense logically but it is a theory and I don't know how it would work in practice. It assumes for example that a company could not afford to pay someone poorly because competi Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> Continuing from discord, trying to discuss minimum wage with Andy and resolve the issue (as I claim is achievable). Please begin by reading: > 1) Economics in One Lesson, chapter 18, "Minimum Wage Laws". (5 pages) > 2) short Reisman article: h Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> #11048 Have you or anyone else done any kind of detailed analysis of the different kinds of welfare and how much effect they have? I haven't. I bet there's research vaguely on the general topic area but I don't know of any offhand that's any good Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11048 Have you or anyone else done any kind of detailed analysis of the different kinds of welfare and how much effect they have? Note that lots of companies don't want to hire people who don't want to be there. Food stamps has some looking-for-wo Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> And you didn't answer this question: Do you agree that Tucker has made any Marxist error? yes i agree. i saw Tucker's error initially as just more generally anti-big-business/wealthy people and not specifically Marxism. but the idea that amazon Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11053 People do complain that amazon accepts food stamps and profits from those sales. did you google up any articles before claiming they don't? here's one which claims it's a tax payer subsidy when a store like Amazon sells something that is paid f Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> #11048 Do you agree that Tucker has made any Marxist error? If so, did you miss it before or you didn't think it was worth mentioning or what? at the moment i wrote my initial stuff i was focused on replying to the discord chat participant and no Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
if you limit the comments displayed, it now says how many are displayed out of the total (at the top, right under the blog post) and has a link to show all comments. example: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion?comments=30 note: you cannot us curi Open Discussion 2018/09/04
#11048 Do you agree that Tucker has made any Marxist error? If so, did you miss it before or you didn't think it was worth mentioning or what? Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11047 We can all agree it'd be nice if people made more money (that corresponded to a real increase in their standard of living, not just because the government doubled the amount of money in existence). But before being upset about problems in the w curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11045 I answered as a podcast https://curi.us/podcast/dying-hair curi Open Discussion 2018/09/04
> JustinCEO wrote on discord, regarding [Tucker Carlson's attack on business](https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1035334044698009600): >>>> Both amazon and the worker take the existence of the govt handouts as a given and thus calculate arou Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
I'm trying to remain open to this information and I am continuing to read what you gave me. But just... Any way you spin it, a company as successful as Amazon paying their full time employees as badly as the fact that they need to go on welfare to me Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
Tucker's Marxist Analysis of Amazon, Walmart, Uber Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
Is it lying to dye your hair so it doesn't look like you are starting to get some grey hairs? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/04
#11042 M-C-M' describes the business process. it means you spend money (M) on raw materials, labor, and other inputs to production. in that way, you create and then sell commodities (C), and then get revenue (M') at a later time from the sales. In thi curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11041 the best way to start with fields, in general, is by finding out what the main *intellectual* sides think. in this case, that's liberalism and marxism, and maybe a few others. the empirical research and economics reddit faq aren't very helpful Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
I don't think I am fully understanding this section: > Marx begins his analysis of the alleged exploitation of labor under capitalism with a distinction between the fundamental economic character of the ages that preceded capitalism and the fundame Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
>i think you will find it most informative to ignore material like this, for now, and focus on understanding the free market view. Ok. I had started this thread to get informed from the other side which is why is where I was getting this material Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11039 It says: > With so many potential caveats based on theoretical choices it said this after listing only two caveats plus 3 mere bullet points. and one of the two caveats was a claim that employers might pay above-market wages voluntarily, curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
Have you seen the FAQ from the economics Subreddit? https://www.reddit.com/r/Economics/wiki/faq_minwage Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
> It's not engaging with the (free market) literature It's also, in the same way, not engaging with the Marxist or Keynesian literature or other schools of thought. curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11036 It's irrelevant. It doesn't address the economic logic with logical arguments, nor does it attempt to state a piece of (alleged) economic logic and then point out a contradicting empirical fact. It's not engaging with the (free market) literatu curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
I thought I sent this already but I guess it didn't go through. While I am reading your recommendations, do you mind checking this out and tell me what you think? http://ftp.iza.org/dp1072.pdf Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
> So one of the things that this is assuming is that people are getting paid what they are worth by the market. It doesn't assume that. It says there are two cases: where they are and where they aren't. Set that aside for the moment and just int curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
From Chapter 18 of Economics in One lesson, something that is bothering me "The first thing that happens, for example, when a law is passed that no one shall be paid less than $106 for a forty-hour week is that no one who is not worth $106 a week t Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GN8WJB1/?tag=curi04-20 1.11 is *The Irrelevance of “Worker Need” and “Employer Greed” in the Determination of Wages* This is a longer section, but highly relevant to minimum wage laws because it's about how t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11031 Its an epub version. If you click on GET it starts the download. Anyway, I am looking forward to this. We'll see if we can gain some ground. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
This might be a better quality of 1) http://library1.ga/_ads/29C604C88353C01CA835D6DEBCA6DBE7 Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11029 I didn't mean to post that. It's actually done, but the last paragraph should be in section (1) instead of (3). curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
Continuing from discord, trying to discuss minimum wage with Andy and resolve the issue (as I claim is achievable). Please begin by reading: 1) Economics in One Lesson, chapter 18, "Minimum Wage Laws". (5 pages) 2) short Reisman article: https:/ curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11027 people are ridiculous. note the bad epistemology. he thinks things need to be positively proven/justified, rather than exposed to criticism. he doesn't care about criticism, just proof/evidence. so he doesn't know a single thing wrong with the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/03
https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1036717079439654912 [image] [image] https://twitter.com/adaminberlin/status/1036718919418040321 ![](https://curi. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/03
#11024 > At 4 way stop signs with lots of traffic, the cars basically take turns (both cross traffic people go, then both people in your direction (towards you and away from you), then both cross traffic). I usually go when a car goes and I'm close Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/03
#11023 This is a Marxist view which has been refuted. Do you want to learn about this? Do you want reading recommendations? Will you follow up and try to discuss this to a conclusion? curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11022 Don't bike on the sidewalk. Stop at stop signs. In general, follow the same traffic rules as cars. When in doubt, be in the MIDDLE of the lane, and act like you're a car, so that no car tries to share the lane with you (and you don't t curi Open Discussion 2018/09/03
Doesn't take into account at all that a person will try to exploit those who are desperate and pay them much less than they are worth. Minimum wage raising raises all boats. Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
I started bicycling recently for the first time as an adult. I've mostly been getting a feel for it riding in parking lots and along sidewalks but plan to start daring to go out on the road more soon. Is there any bicycling stuff I should know? 🚴‍♂️ Open Discussion 2018/09/03
Minimum Wage & Economic Thinking JustinCEO Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
> Right. I feel like that's the contract that the nordic countries have entered in. It's not a valid "contract" unless each individual signs it or otherwise personally, individually consents. That is not how the word "contract" works. It's somethin Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> #11017 Every time you donate to charity *voluntarily*, there was no violence. Every time you donate to a charity that you do not want to donate to, because I threatened that armed men would take the money or put you in jail if you didn't, that was v Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
#11017 Every time you donate to charity *voluntarily*, there was no violence. Every time you donate to a charity that you do not want to donate to, because I threatened that armed men would take the money or put you in jail if you didn't, that was vio Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>It's not violence to take Joe's money from him, by threat of violence (and actual violence of he resists), because Sue and Bill agree with what you're doing? That doesn't make sense. That's like saying everytime I donate to charity, violence was c Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
It's not violence to take Joe's money from him, by threat of violence (and actual violence of he resists), because Sue and Bill agree with what you're doing? That doesn't make sense. You don't respect an individual's own mind or dissent? >> Base Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>I don't have an opinion on minimum wage because I don't know what the outcomes of raising the minimum wage are. I recall someone giving me a giant study, when I asked about this in a progressive forum, https://mises.org/library/how-minimum-wage-la guilherme neto Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> You think that you can sacrifice (other people's) wealth in favor of other things. But what you're essentially doing is *using physical force* to *force* people to donate to a (government run) charity of your choice (a pro-egalitarian one) that they Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> If their system is capable of generating tons of wealth and have good egalitarian outcomes simultaneously, doesn't that mean at least that the system is feasible? What am I missing? You think that you can sacrifice (other people's) wealth in favo Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Attempting to Fix Formatting Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I'm not aware of any minimum wage researcher who had no opinion and then looked at the data to try to figure out what opinion to have. They all – on both sides – seem to first have *economic theories* which tell them what the answer is. They alrea Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I really messed up the formatting on that last post. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Right but what I had said initially was I am a fan of the scandinavian model. >HeuristicWorld (Andy)Yesterday at 9:50 PM Based on the metrics done. It seems they have the best level of healthcare, education, life expectancy. I know they are havi Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I think what I said was an elaboration on that. For example, set aside problems with the studies for a moment and suppose we could do a proper study and it showed that the per capita income in Sweden is $30k with a standard deviation of $5k and in PAS Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
curi Today at 2:47 PM nor about whether you are aware you're taking an opposite position to BoI HeuristicWorld (Andy)Today at 2:47 PM lol If BOI and Popper say that you ignore the data and real life outcomes then I guess I am rejecting it.That Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
It was more of a misunderstanding. Curi was saying that you can't understand data without having some explanation about how the system you are taken the data from works. Andy somehow thought that Curi was denying reality was important. Guilherme Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> I am more interested in empirical evidence of how things actually ARE vs how they could be in a hypothetical utopian world I don't think you have a detached interest in how things actually ARE. I think you want how things actually ARE to help PAS Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>A lot of back and forth but eventually the crux was the disagreement on whether an outcome is reliable or not There was an important disagreement on epistemology. From the discord: curi Today at 2:36 PM you haven't answered my initial que Guilherme Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> the crux was the disagreement on whether an outcome is reliable or not Having been on discord, I don't know what you're talking about. I think the crux of the disagreement is: *government intervention in healthcare causes worse outcomes than t Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>My conclusion is that you are not able to reliably detect partisan, leftist, or otherwise anti-liberal ideas, even when your guard is up and you're looking for them. Fair? And I think the underlying issue is you don't know enough about what liberalis Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Andy, have you read the [link](http://www.who.int/healthinfo/paper30.pdf) yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? You seem to be intentionally ignoring this question? You twice responded to other things from the same comment. If you think th curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> Not necessarily. But I do wish it was more scientific, in a way that experts could at least agree on something as basic as minimum wage. They don't seem to. Seems like a total mess to me. Which fields do you think are full of experts agreeing on Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
1 is partisan because it counts "social well-being" as health. That means they are trying to count *leftist ideas about how to organize society* as "health", and include such things in their research. For example, access to free government education i Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>So it doesn't dispute or contradict the economic logic which explains that government intervention in healthcare makes things worse? I don't think it refutes it or strengthens it. It is just a ranking. It includes both egalitarian countries and fr Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>You want worlds where there aren't disagreements? Or what? To understand economics, like everything else, you must consider what the arguments are and judge them with your own mind. There's no avoiding that in other intellectual fields either. Not Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Sure I'll try and point out what I think is non-partisan. > Andy thinks he's citing nonpartisan research. That paper is from WHO. Organizations like that often have leftist ideas clearly stated on their own website. Let's check: > http://www.who Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Andy, have you read the [link](http://www.who.int/healthinfo/paper30.pdf) yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? > The paper is just ranking based on their framework the efficiency of healthcare of 191 countries. In many of the higher ranki curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> I am out of my depth when it comes to Economics. It's also hard to tell what is what, I can find a paper signed by 500 economists that say raising the minimum wage is good, and a paper that also has 500 economists saying that raising the minimum wag Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> #10988 Have you read the link yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? I asked a similar question on discord and didn't yet get to the point of reading or commenting on this specific paper, so I haven't rejected it (I did, earlier, say I think Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Andy thinks he's citing nonpartisan research. That paper is from WHO. Organizations like that often have leftist ideas clearly stated on their own website. Let's check: http://www.who.int/about/mission/en/ > Constitution of the World Health Orga Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>If "research is king," what do you do when multiple pieces of research disagree? What do you do when different people think the same research says different things about reality? What do you do when different people think the same research says the s Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
#10988 Have you read the link yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? I asked a similar question on discord and didn't yet get to the point of reading or commenting on this specific paper, so I haven't rejected it (I did, earlier, say I think l curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> Anyway, Curi rejected the research and I don't think I have a grasp as to why. I am a psychologist and to me research is king so I can see many fundamental disagreements happening because of that, so I am hoping to see if I can iron some of those ou PAS Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I posted this research done on healthcare efficiency: http://www.who.int/healthinfo/paper30.pdf On discord, it was not the best location to do it and we lost track, or rather I lost track of most of the conversation. Anyway, Curi rejected the Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> #10985 Why are you comparing disagreements with extended family to disagreements with co-parents? I said it's harder if you have *both issues to worry about* instead of just one type. Ah I misunderstood. I retract my claim that your post is wrong Anon56 Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
#10985 Why are you comparing disagreements with extended family to disagreements with co-parents? I said it's harder if you have *both issues to worry about* instead of just one type. Why did you go out of your way to call my post "wrong"? Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
>> Sharing parenting often results in some lowest-common-denominator parenting – you both have to err on the side of acting conventionally in order to be able to agree about what to do. The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventio Anon56 Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
[image] Twitter is so bad at programming. Note the duplicate message. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/01
> Anyways, the TCS parent can basically present this fact of the situation to the kid: Your other parent is stuck on this issue. I've tried and tried to change their mind. I'll continue to keep trying. However, right now, they are stuck and don't agre Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
> Note that this problem gets worse when extended family plays much of a role in parenting, rather than it just being two parents. And when you effectively share some of the parenting with daycares, nannies, regular babysitters or schools, you run Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
>Sharing parenting often results in some lowest-common-denominator parenting – you both have to err on the side of acting conventionally in order to be able to agree about what to do. The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventiona Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
>Sharing parenting often results in some lowest-common-denominator parenting – you both have to err on the side of acting conventionally in order to be able to agree about what to do. The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventiona Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271179/why-we-need-convention-states-david-horowitz New David Horowitz speech. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/01
#10973 Attempting to use *force* against the kids (over their *words*), via school or cops, would be evil. Even telling their own parents, in order to get them punished, would be very nasty. Trying to control what other people say in *public* is na Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
#10974 Tradition. Memes. Social pressure. To avoid the disapproval of others who are themselves being second handed and trying to look like good people (in some subcultures, ~everyone thinks ~everyone else cares about such words when it comes to suffi Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
>> What are the risks of being a single parent (other than income)? And I mean being the only parent. > >What if you get sick or injured, or die? Yeah, those are big risks. Having a partner do help with those. Is there any arrangements that cou Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
> What are the risks of being a single parent (other than income)? And I mean being the only parent. Young children may need a parent's help for most of their waking hours and maybe their sleeping hours too. A single parent would have very little t anon Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
Why do people seem to gravitate toward having a list of "bad words" you're not supposed to say? It's not even about ideas. People are generally fine with "poopy darn", "freaking dog", and other substitutes that express the same ideas as the 'bad' word PAS Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
This was posted to a local homeschool group: >Pretty disturbing thing happened today, I was with my kids at a park and a group of middle schoolers came over. They continually go to the park and use foul language right in front of myself and my 6 ye Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
How to do tech hiring: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17877763 (work sample tests good, interviews bad) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/31
> What are the risks of being a single parent (other than income)? And I mean being the only parent. What if you get sick or injured, or die? Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
>Spouses involve risk though. What if you divorce? What if you or they learn some new ideas about parenting, and some disagreements occur and you fail to persuade each other? Divorce would be bad. What are the risks of being a single parent (othe Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
>I don't think having a spouse is outsourcing like using school teachers or a nanny. A spouse should be someone who shares your values and parenting ideas. A spouse should be someone capable of acting as your proxy – doing things the way you would h Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/08/30/guilherme-rambo-iphone-xs >> we [9to5Mac] can report with certainty that iPhone XS will be the name, the OLED model will come in two sizes including a larger version, and each will be offered in gold for Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/30
Aero (Overwatch coach) on learning: [image] from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9Ioz2Bodcg Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/30
> The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventional idea, then you stick to convention. Note this still happens even when you both have unconventional ideas and neither of you like the conventional idea much. In that case, it's com Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
if you are not going to be at home to raise your kid (nor is your spouse), what are you having a kid for? i don't think it makes sense to have a kid then outsource the parenting. I don't think having a spouse is outsourcing like using school teache Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
The other thing is working at home. I think that could work. But I'm not sure how much time parenting takes. Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
I forgot about having a partner. But the plan of one work and another take care of the kids is outsourcing parenting. Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
How should be your source of income when having a kid? How should your organize that in a way that it is compatible with you taking care of your kid, without outsourcing the parenting? I would think that having savings would be the best scenario, t Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
Fun game. RIP me. I thought at least the one about Poland would be Hitler. BTW typo: > Marx of Hitler of -> or curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/30
https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9bdzd4/looking_for_some_book_recommendations/e540dmw Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/30
What's the worst thing you see parents or teachers do (when dealing with kids) which most people don't see anything wrong with? And what's wrong with it? curi Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > During the brief era of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) . in the last years of the Soviet Union, two Soviet economists named Nikolai Shmelev and Vladimir Popov wrote a book giving a very can Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > Once we recognize that, we can then compare how economic systems which use prices to *force* people to share scarce resources among themselves differ in efficiency from economic systems which determine such thi Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > Prices coordinate the use of resources, so that only that amount is used for one thing which is equal in value to what it is worth to others in other uses. Terrible sentence. Confusing writing. It splits "th Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > While a free market economic system is sometimes called a profit system, it is really a profit-and-loss system-and the losses are equally important for the efficiency of the economy, because they tell the manuf Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > the inherent reality is that there are not nearly enough beach-front homes to go around and prices simply convey that underlying reality. It's not the fault of *prices* that there aren't enough beach-front h Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell > Most of us hate even to think of having to make such choices. Indeed, as we have already seen, some middle-class Americans are distressed at having to make much milder choices and trade-offs. But life does not ask Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
added Kant stuff to ebooks page http://curi.us/ebooks curi Open Discussion 2018/08/29
#10950 The guy wrote back: > No, I just assumed it was something related to your Ayn Rand sites. It seems to be a critique of Jordan Peterson? I can't even. I'm done. Someone else can reply. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/29
ppl r dumb Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/29
Middle East Forum is hiring interns: https://www.meforum.org/articles/2017/fall-2018-internship-opportunities Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/29
http://curi.us/2143-discussion-structure Please let me know if you see any errors in this new post. I got the text from emails and didn't reread it all. There could be a reference to FI or something that doesn't work as a blog post. (I did fix one curi Open Discussion 2018/08/29
#10945 You are painting a false and biased picture of President Trump and in doing so making clear how far from Rand's values you yourself are. You are basically sanctioning the evil that is Media Matters. Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/28
I take it that's a "no" on reading any of the blog posts here which already cover these matters, and it's a "no" on looking at the current situation objectively and considering the upsides of Trump. Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/28
protectionist - anti-trade - He is beholden to other men to bail him out completely - racist and anti reason - anti human - uses force to separate families - In Rand’s terms, to be intellectual is to sustain through life the conviction that ideas m Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/28
#10943 Details? Arguments? Have you read the blog posts here about Trump? Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/27
Trump represents everything Rand stood against Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/27
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136454/ > Problems with Using the Normal Distribution – and Ways to Improve Quality and Efficiency of Data Analysis good paper. lots of data doesn't fit the normal distribution. this is often blata curi Open Discussion 2018/08/27
No problem. I didn't think it was futile, just overly difficult to reach a finish. Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
Well at least I am in good company. I am slow to adapt my views by the way so it's not like this was futile. I'll likely mull over this conversation and read and reread. I do appreciate the time and effort to go through this kind of thing. Good cri Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
> Ignoring the condescending nature of that statement. Do you know how to say that without people thinking it's condescending? If it's any consolation, I also don't think that e.g. Sam Harris has the discussion skill or background knowledge to Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
>> I am quite suspicious that you can just change your preferences at will. > It's not at will, it's with skill and effort, as I said. >> Yes except it is not fated. The laws of physics, randomness, previous influences, brain state and moods, u Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
#10921 >In other words, even after deporting 10 times more noncitizens convicted of crimes than are in U.S. prisons and jails, they are still 7% more likely to be incarcerated than the general public. This indicates a level of criminality that is Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
changing preferences enigmatic former smoker Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
> I am quite suspicious that you can just change your preferences at will. It's not at will, it's with skill and effort, as I said. > Yes except it is not fated. The laws of physics, randomness, previous influences, brain state and moods, uncon Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
#10933 http://www.omnicheer.com/blog/post/cheerleading-isnt-a-sport-and-what-it-means-for-cheerleaders >Did you know that amongst high school female athletes, cheerleading accounts for 2/3 of catastrophic injuries? Among all sports, cheerleadin Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/38347400/ns/us_news-life/t/us-judge-conn-cheerleading-not-sport/#.W4TG8C3MwWo >Competitive cheerleading is not an official sport that colleges can use to meet gender-equity requirements, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
>You'd need free will to choose to remove the snacks. Perhaps we can call it "will" as one is not free to choose to *want* to move the snacks. >Since you couldn't have acted differently, you were unable to decide or choose to remove the snacks. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-450597 > Epic, publisher of Fortnite, decided to launch on Android with a direct download rather than going though Google's app store. Entirely predictably, this came with a security hole. It's w Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
>>In what sense are they "decisions" when, as you see it, they are 100% controlled by the laws of physics, and you could not have decided differently? > Decisions matter because we can still influence our behavior and the behavior of others. For ex Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
>In what sense are they "decisions" when, as you see it, they are 100% controlled by the laws of physics, and you could not have decided differently? Decisions matter because we can still influence our behavior and the behavior of others. For examp Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
Well so my daughter is dead BUT THE FOOD Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
Child tries to folllow politeness rules, is punished by evil teacher anyways https://abc11.com/education/tarboro-child-punished-for-calling-teacher-maam-/4041588/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
http://curi.us/2142-media-matters-memo-their-plans-to-control-all-political-speech I started writing this as a blog comment – following up on #10924 – but converted it to a post. [image] curi Open Discussion 2018/08/27
https://amgreatness.com/2018/08/21/read-the-paper-cnn-says-is-white-supremacist/ > Fusionism was so called because it was able to construct a narrative that fused together traditionalist Burkean social conservatives and religious Christians, firstl Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
https://mobile.wnd.com/2018/08/the-shocking-soros-speech-code-cartel-memo/ > Never, even in my fertile imagination, would I have guessed that we would find a smoking-gun 49-page memo revealing how George Soros operatives, including David Brock, wer Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
https://www.wnd.com/2018/08/this-is-what-land-reform-looks-like-in-south-africa/ >The process currently in place typically begins with a “tribe” or group of individuals who band together to claim vast tracts of private property. >If these lo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
http://www.danielpipes.org/18452/conservativism-hidden-history >Liberals, in contrast, are *rationalists* because they believe in each person's unlimited capacity to figure things out on his own. Tradition hardly counts: "Rather than arguing from t Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
https://www.justfactsdaily.com/illegal-immigrants-far-more-likely-to-commit-serious-crimes-than-us-public/ >First, U.S. Census data from 2011 to 2015 shows that noncitizens are 7% more likely than the U.S. population to be incarcerated in adult cor Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
#10919 👍 The left will be back though. Maybe the next pressure campaign will be to disable automatic recurring donations to certain groups, so people can't #AutoDonateToHate Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
Horowitz got online donations back. leftists backed down, for now, in this case. https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271154/david-horowitz-freedom-center-declares-victory-frontpagemagcom Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
> On Wednesday, China-based bikeshare company Mobike confirmed that after several months of operations it is leaving D.C. before a city-run pilot program for dockless bikes and scooters ends at the end of August. The company says it is collecting its Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
Solid VDare article https://vdare.com/posts/a-perfect-storm-in-iowa-ten-points-about-mollie-tibbetts-murder Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
> “Trump reportedly believed that he had and Erdogan struck a deal for Brunson’s release. Erdogan told Trump he would free Brunson if Israel released a Turkish national, Ebru Ozkan, who was detained in Israel pending trial after being arrested for Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
I'm reading your responses, not ignoring. I won't be home until 6-8 hours from now but do keep them coming if you think of anything please. I don't do well with mobile typing. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
#10913 Very few players use control stick to jump. Don't use it. X and Y are both fine, that's mostly a matter of preference. Once you pick a character you could look at some of their tech and see if it's easier with X or Y (like i find it easier to d Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
I'm trying to learn SSBM. Is it better to use X, Y, or up on the control stick to jump? I haven't played long enough to have a preference. Which approach do most players use? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
Number 8 on this list of immigrant mass shootings seems very iffy http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-02-21.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
looking for ice cream recommendations? oh my god it's turpentine Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
https://heuristicworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/free-will.html Did you read the studies linked and critically evaluate them, or just go by the claims in the abstracts? I don't think you present them fairly. E.g. you write: > [A study done](https: Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10904 Have you read what DD says about free will in his books? I'll relate here one of DD's arguments. I forget if this is specifically stated in a book, but I've spoken with him about it. *Your denial of free will is not about physical determi curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10907 Here's the whole thing > Ideas run the world. Good ones create freedom and wealth; bad ones, oppression and poverty. You are not what you eat, but what you think. > Politicians in particular fall under the sway of ideas. As John May Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelas-tyranny-of-bad-ideas-1535311573 paywalled but quoting the newsletter which had the start: >Socialism was a proven failure, but Hugo Chávez got his countrymen to try it >by Daniel Pipes >Ideas run th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
> Decisions still matter. In what sense are they "decisions" when, as you see it, they are 100% controlled by the laws of physics, and you could not have decided differently? You say we have a physically determined fate, which is determined by t Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
our behavior* Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>I don't see how your position differs from fatalism Fatalism would say something like - you are fated to get a a certain illness - and you are fated to get better or not. You are fated to recover or not whether you go to a Doctor, therefore it is Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> If we follow that train of thought and we are indeed 99% of the time not thinking consciously, how much control do we have of those particular unconscious thoughts. I say we don't. How much control does the programmer have over a complex piece of Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10901 was me btw. Aso Thank you for the Organizational technique. I'll implement that next time. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> People automate their thinking. They create their own unconscious thinking processes, which can run by themselves without conscious control, so they can do more thinking than they have conscious attention for. Over 99% of thinking done by adults is Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10895 Here's an organization technique: 1) What is the problem? Explain why it's a problem, why it matters, what the issue is. People should understand enough to judge what does and doesn't solve it. Define success and non-success. 2) What is t curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
Andy, Curi wrote about free will in here https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/beginning-of-infinity/free$20will%7Csort:date/beginning-of-infinity/gltLMIptoow/sC09ZJ0j-g0J > The important thing is that our own ideas determine our future. A Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
the recent comments page now includes a list of the most recently active 10 topics. http://curi.us/comments/recent curi Open Discussion 2018/08/26
#10882 > > Do you disagree that when we are talking about free will we are talking about a process that is part of what defines a person? >"part of what defines a person" sure. What I meant was that free will is a fenomenon that arrises from wh Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10895 I mean on my blog post as I write more freely here without thinking too much about it. though, perhaps I should. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
In terms of writing only. What criticism do you have for me. How do I present my ideas better? Even though you disagree with the idea itself, how could you present a more compelling case and make the writing more worthwhile, or better structured. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10893 Also, if you're going to compare the risk, then you should be looking at overall risk of violent crime, not just gun crime risk. oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/08/26
https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/9ahy71/megathread_mass_shooting_at_madden_tournament_in/ > [Megathread] Mass shooting at Madden tournament in Jacksonville, FL. Leffen's comments: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
#10891 yeah. and hey at least their ASP would be killer ;-) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
> if, to take another example, there was some dumb law that said only 1,000 smartphones a year could be built, apple wouldn't even bother with them -- they'd be novelty toys for rich people made by luxury specialists and cost $10k+ or something like t Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
lefties sometimes point to the fact that a lot of the housing construction that happens in urban areas is luxury housing to say the free market can't solve the "housing crisis." if some city needs 100,000 units of more housing to satisfy demand but Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
Take your time. FYI I've been reading this. I agree with Dagny so far and haven't seen a need to add something. In general, I've observed that Dagny is knowledgeable about and expresses FI viewpoints. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> People automate their thinking. They create their own unconscious thinking processes, which can run by themselves without conscious control, so they can do more thinking than they have conscious attention for. Over 99% of thinking done by adults is Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
People automate their thinking. They create their own unconscious thinking processes, which can run by themselves without conscious control, so they can do more thinking than they have conscious attention for. Over 99% of thinking done by adults is no Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Just because you made a decision unconsciously doesn't mean you didn't make it So where is the Freedom there? If I am not consciously "choosing" anything, and instead the choices are arising out of my unconscious which is influenced by things I ha Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
Also, I can sometimes predict some things that someone will do, *weeks* in advance, with good accuracy. Prediction can come from understanding how someone thinks (or various other things) and can predate when the choice is made. Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10883 You are saying something like: "I have criticisms of free will. If correct, I think the implication is [x]". x is not free will *and* x is not fatalism. I'm trying to find out what it is. Further, you seem to think you know enough about x to Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Regardless, I await a response about #10876. I want to hear about the *philosophical system* you have in mind, not just individual implications of it that aren't clearly differentiated from free will existing What makes you think that me not havin Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> #10873 >> people still consider you "you" even if you're sleeping or under anesthetic and not choosing anything. > By choosing you mean presenting behavior? > I agree that people will point to the object and call it you. But now we are talk Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10880 You were saying: > If [x], there would be no reason to "punish"... Can you understand how someone, reading this, might think you believed there is reason to punish without x? Otherwise what's the point of writing it? Now you suggest t Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Why punish anyone in any case, ever? The only proper purpose of force is *defense*. Criminal *punishment* is a mix of barbaric and confused, conceptually. Hurting people without a positive purpose is cruel and pointless. Never said we should. We j Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
Why punish anyone in any case, ever? The only proper purpose of force is *defense*. Criminal *punishment* is a mix of barbaric and confused, conceptually. Hurting people without a positive purpose is cruel and pointless. Note that doing a negative Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Adding to this: I understand being fatalistic about crime and I understand holding people responsible for their criminal actions. What is the third alternative? Holding people responsible but to a lesser degree, or something else? You can still l Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10876 Adding to this: I understand being fatalistic about crime and I understand holding people responsible for their criminal actions. What is the third alternative? Holding people responsible but to a lesser degree, or something else? I don't even Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10874 You haven't explained an alternative to free will or fatalism – a third, positive system. You've made a few comments but haven't developed it. You haven't named it, you haven't said what problems in moral philosophy you think free will sol Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10873 >people still consider you "you" even if you're sleeping or under anesthetic and not choosing anything. By choosing you mean presenting behavior? I agree that people will point to the object and call it you. But now we are talking abou Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>I'm not uncomfortable and I don't have a reason to be since, so far, you haven't yet said anything new to me about free will. I've talked about free will plenty of times. That may be the case but you haven't responded with a convincing argument ( Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>> If indeed you raised your glass in some universes and not this one, where did you make the choice to want to not raise it. > I also don't think we should use the word 'you' because that too is being defined. I think that the process of choosing Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10860 >Yes you have the ability to choose whether to raise your glass or not but you’re not choosing to want to do so either way, you just do it. What do you means by choose? can you describe the process of choosing? I think that when we di Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10867 I'm not uncomfortable and I don't have a reason to be since, so far, you haven't yet said anything new to me about free will. I've talked about free will plenty of times. Anyway: You seem to believe there is a compromise view between free wi curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Why are you speculating about curi's psychology? He said he thought it would be unproductive, not uncomfortable. Not speculating this is true of every human. >If you don't have such an alternative, why worry about the free will topic? I alr Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>> What practical difference will it make in your life, or mine, in the next 2 years, unrelated to essays and debates about free will? > If true that Free Will is an illusion. I think it would undermine some of what you hold dear about Rand. Which Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> Also, I think free will is an especially hard, subtle and unproductive discussion topic. I don't see what's to be gained by trying to address it early instead of late in the ordering of topics one deals with, considering that you are rejecting fatal Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>What practical difference will it make in your life, or mine, in the next 2 years, unrelated to essays and debates about free will? If true that Free Will is an illusion. I think it would undermine some of what you hold dear about Rand. Which is o Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
i was trying to play a game using Steam in home streaming, with a windows PC as the host and a Mac as the client (cuz my mac's monitor is much much better quality than the windows monitor i currently own) i was having some trouble with using an xbo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
Good talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzQZ5mpTodc oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/08/26
heartise shares a perspective about the effects of mass immigration https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2018/08/24/the-shape-of-apocalypto-conquest/ EXCERPT: > And then you hear your wife pull up and the car door slam. She walks in all business, Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
https://vdare.com/posts/politico-s-eliana-johnson-can-t-get-details-of-claremont-email-brouhaha-or-white-nationalism-right >The Claremont Institute shuttered an email list after an exchange over white nationalism blew up Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
> I think free will has important consequences What practical difference will it make in your life, or mine, in the next 2 years, unrelated to essays and debates about free will? curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
I disagree, though qualia could be said to be of little consequence, I think free will has important consequences. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Yes you have the ability to choose whether to raise your glass or not but you’re not choosing to want to do so either way, you just do it. If indeed you raised your glass in some universes and not this one, where did you make the choice to want to n Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Also, I think free will is an especially hard, subtle and unproductive discussion topic. I don't see what's to be gained by trying to address it early instead of late in the ordering of topics one deals with, considering that you are rejecting fatalis curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Hegel is nasty. Popper and Rand hate Hegel too. I don't like the video much. I think it's poorly organized and hard to follow, and would be much easier to take in the information if it was in organized writing. > I think that free will can be defin curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
#10856 lots of people flame instead of arguing :/ the other guy in comments was better https://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/comments/97fpge/philosophy_tube_is_a_proviolence_proantifa_fraud/e4drs14/ but he didn't quote any specific mist curi Open Discussion 2018/08/25
Can Socialist make non-adhominem arguments? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/25
Would appreciate some criticism of this: https://heuristicworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/free-will.html If I had to guess based on the way I am starting to understand a bit how you think I'd wager you're in disagreement. Could be a source of intere Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
> Socialism cant be found in books. said the socialist. lol wtf. https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/08/25/people-before-profit/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/25
Capitalism is narrower than liberalism. Liberalism is a political system named for *liberty*. (Confusingly, most US democrats now seem to think their authoritarian, paternalistic policies should be called "liberal" and "progressive", and many conserva curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Are you using the term Liberalism with Capitalism interchangeably? Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Thanks, I’ll check it out. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
I just wrote some explanation of liberalism which will help Andy understand my view. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9a8v19/a_review_of_a_chat_room/e4tq0ne/ curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Hi, I just wrote some explanation of liberalism which will help people understand how capitalism works and why Harris is mistaken. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9a8v19/a_review_of_a_chat_room/e4tq0ne/ curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/25
Angry guy from discord chat reviews FI discord chatroom. I respond in comments with log of me talking about liberalism. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9a8v19/a_review_of_a_chat_room/ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/25
>A computer program is not an entity. we are computer programs. Guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
I have watched very little anime for over 5 years. I found lots of shows were too similar to things I'd already seen (sometimes in obvious ways, but also sometimes in ways that are hard to explain). I usually don't title posts. I don't think it's a curi Open Discussion 2018/08/24
I like free speech. I don’t know what the limits should be for like slander or lying. I dislike how hostile people are towards people who don’t fully agree with the topics that our culture think of as taboo. I think people should be better at e Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
#10840 Anyone know a good place to get writing feedback? Theres the discussion group http://fallibleideas.com/discussion Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
> What are the rules about asking for writing feedback here? there are no rules about that, this is a free speech and open discussion zone. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/24
What are the rules about asking for writing feedback here? Andy Open Discussion 2018/08/24
#10840 Here. Also I think there's lots of decent forums for fiction writers, but I guess that's not what you mean. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
Anyone know a good place to get writing feedback? I tried Scribophile and my account got removed because Heuristic World is not an approved pen name. Andy Open Discussion 2018/08/24
#10838 > The SPLC can no longer be fairly termed a nonpartisan watchdog group. Was it ever? It certainly wasn't a few years ago. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
> The SPLC can no longer be fairly termed a nonpartisan watchdog group. It has become a hate group itself. Actual political violence is of no interest to it unless it can be deployed in service of the SPLC’s thinly veiled campaign to damage the Righ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
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When 2 things have equal capabilities (the same knowledge creation and problem solving repertoire), one can't be superior in the kinds of ways ppl expect AGIs to be superior to humans. DD explains about universality in his book, and a bit about AI. Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10834 Sorry, haven't read Beginning of Infinity. Don't understand the question about universality. I am claiming that AI can be as universal as humans in any sense. In some senses sooner, in some senses later. Ok. So the claim is that there is Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
@Andro You have not responded to the issues relating to universality, explained above in #10749 which were also brought up to you a second time. So, for a third time, you clearly disagree with us about that but aren't discussing it. Have you read B Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10828 A computer program is not an entity. You are comparing young AI to babies. I take it you don't find the AGI/ASI arguments too seriously. That's ok, many people don't. In short, if a young boy started out playing chess or Go, how long would Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
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if you set up this as a bookmark you can easily do a site-restricted google search on the current site you're on in your browser https://pastebin.com/mVrmkgB2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
should i get a robot vacuum? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/08/24/woot-has-refurbished-apple-macbooks-on-sale-from-499-today-only no excuses to not have a mac! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
>> If FI/BoI are correct that AIs are just people, then it wouldn't be fundamentally different than a human entrepreneur. > They **are** fundamentally different in how easy it is to replicate them. Hang on. A new AI starting out would be kin Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10811 > If FI/BoI are correct that AIs are just people, then it wouldn't be fundamentally different than a human entrepreneur. They **are** fundamentally different in how easy it is to replicate them. And the fact that they are without excepti Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10825 If – hypothetically – AGIs were a trillion times more intellectual productive than people, and robots did all the manual labor, then the logic of comparative advantage would still exist and apply regarding humans producing things for trade. Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10749 >#10732 is correct that trade between humans and AIs would make sense due to *comparative advantage*. I think that would stop in the very far future (given that AIs would vastly outcompete humans, which I deny) because economically productive Guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
> Do you think writing has helped you develop your ideas? Yes, writing (most of which has been part of discussion) has helped more than anything else, including reading. I agree about starting small being fine, and not to be stopped by the dista curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
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to be masters* Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
I certainly respect content creation. One of the things I enjoy about the IDW stuff is being able to steal some insights from some of their ideas. I may not like everything Peterson says but one thing that has stuck with me is the idea to have the Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10819 >We are not concerned with models, we are not concerned with labels, we are practical men and women whose solutions are dictated by the actual condition existing in our countries. As somebody has said: "we do not care whether the cat is black Guilherme Open Discussion 2018/08/23
Nelson Mandela's Economic Policy (1990) Guilherme Open Discussion 2018/08/23
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https://heuristicworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-closer-look-at-altruism-conversation.html > First thing I want to say was that I was impressed at Temple's patience and endurance regarding the discussion. Most people I've had these type of conversatio curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/08/21/google-data-collection > A dormant, stationary Android phone (with the Chrome browser active in the background) communicated location information to Google 340 times during a 24-hour period, or at an ave Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
Nuclear is great too and should stop being restricted. All the energy technologies should compete on the free market without subsidies. That includes not allowing companies to lie (fraud) about working conditions and dangers in e.g. coal mines or in g curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
> IRL guys with way less wealth than ALL THE WEALTH IN THE WORLD do things like give $11,000 tips I scoff at your 11k tips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwddOcilahg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyiJYggj9L4 https://www.youtube.com/wa Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
Not gonna lie the Pro-fossil fuel idea is something I am deeply uncomfortable with. I am assuming you're not denying climate change? https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/ I honestly would have guessed you would be pro-nuclear. It's clea Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
> what about entreprenurial AI I outlined. The near future one? If FI/BoI are correct that AIs are just people, then it wouldn't be fundamentally different than a human entrepreneur. > Would there be reasons for concern for you? Or you don't thi curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10805 There are durable and non-durable goods. If you charge $1 million to save someone's life, sure you have created wealth for others - you literally gave them their lives. It's misleading to think in terms of "creating wealth". Helps think in t Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
Alright Cool, I will hit you up if I think of more. I have a few things to get done today and I won't be able to respond as often and quickly as I did yesterday. I was going to try to explore the idea of non-sacrificing altruism but it seems you cl Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
https://daringfireball.net/2018/08/new_low-cost_laptop_to_succeed_macbook_air > Let’s Really Think About This ‘New Low-Cost Laptop to Succeed MacBook Air’ Thing Big article. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
#10792 >> For example, beliefs don’t cause behaviour. A person chooses behaviour and he may take his beliefs into account when making that choice. Saying the behaviour is caused by belief imports a lower level concept, causation, into a situatio oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/08/23
#10804 Mac Pros are 2019, my guess is fall. I built my PC but building Macs doesn't work well. > I wasn't sure if we were continuing the discussion I more or less always continue discussions when others are willing, even if people reply months l curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10782 If I get $99999 quadrillion *without taking anything away from anyone else* then it won't hurt anyone. For one person to own *everything*, they'd presumably have to steal from others. But if they own much more *without* others owning less, it's Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
That is a very nice set up. I custom built my computer as I felt I could get better specs for less money. Do you know when the Mac Pros will be released? I am on the hunt for a new laptop. I wasn't sure if we were continuing the discussion but I w Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10802 See also this photo of my main computer setup. http://curi.us/2125-recording-setup I eagerly await the release of the new Mac Pros so I can decide which computer to upgrade to (Mac Pro, iMac Pro, or another 5k iMac). curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
>> But I'd say most people don't generate more wealth with their income, it gets spent on frivolous things. For example, spending $900 on a laptop when an $800 would be more than sufficient and that remaining $100 could be used to save a life which is curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
> I think you could make the case that it is in our selfish best interest to control our climate or pollution in a way that doesn't cause us harm. I agree, but that is not what today's environmentalist movement is about. Besides my podcast, see e. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10794 I agree. #10792 I think human action is based on human ideas. I think when Alan said "beliefs don’t cause behaviour" he meant that you still have free will. That means you can e.g. choose not to rob and murder all the business owners even curi Open Discussion 2018/08/23
Lauren Southern's next documentary is going to be about immigration in Europe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxfUW6tqrhc Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
I think I should have started monetizing my educational material more, earlier in the past. I think I did it too charitably and this contributed to people seeing it as low value. Now I sell [digital products](https://elliottemple.com/store) and rec curi Liberalism and Charity 2018/08/23
I haven't caught up on the discussion yet but I wrote some additional thoughts related to yesterday's discussion: http://curi.us/2139-liberalism-and-charity curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
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 #10762  > It seems like you were talking about how things could be and I was speaking about how things are. But you were not. See #10750 > Seems fine in theory but as we saw with Lead, it was not until these companies were essentially forc Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
Alan said: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/07/23/overreaching-example-psychopaths/ > For example, beliefs don’t cause behaviour. A person chooses behaviour and he may take his beliefs into account when making that choice. Saying the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
#10789 New wealth can always be created 'from nothing' by actors thinking of new ways to serve one another. So, one can say that it is inherently impossible for one actor to acquire more than X% of total wealth. But this returns us back to the AI ques Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
Thank you Andy and curi for this discussion. I have found it clear and helpful to my own thinking. another anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10787 Regarding the total value of the whole Earth - I understand. It does seem nonsensical. But surely we can have some measure of relative wealth and say things like: A is as wealthy as B and C combined. If these are all the existing actors, we Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
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> #10785 Sorry, I totally misunderstood your last question. npnp > You want a scenario explaining **how** someone would acquire literally all wealth on earth. > No, I cannot give a plauislbe scenario for this. > But this still does not addre Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10785 Sorry, I totally misunderstood your last question. You want a scenario explaining **how** someone would acquire literally all wealth on earth. No, I cannot give a plauislbe scenario for this. But this still does not address the original Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
>One person has all the wealth on earth. Now we split into two scenarios you seem to have completely skipped this part of my request: >>can you offer a plausible story/scenario in the context of a classically liberal capitalist society in which Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10783 Sure, $1 or $100 trillion. It doesn't matter. I just tried to guess an exact number. Probably failed. I will try what you asked. One person has all the wealth on earth. Now we split into two scenarios: 1/ That person either has a need tha Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
> In introductory text it is written "there is no such thing as too rich." > Lets say there is a total of $100 trillion on earth. Surely, if one person had all of it ($100 trillion), that would be too rich. No? I'm not really sure why you felt t Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
No too rich? Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10749 what about entreprenurial AI I outlined. The near future one? Imagine hearing a statistic in 10 years saying that 10% of all new companies were created by the same proprietary software. Ranging from hair salons to pet shops. Meaning that m Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
>I am not informed on Environmentalism, I think you could make the case that it is in our selfish best interest to control our climate or pollution in a way that doesn't cause us harm. I do think that some environmentalists see human beings as "viruse Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
long, amusing thread about a (presumably fictional) unusual co-worker http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1348346&forum_id=2#15334029 found from this thread http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=2694311&mc=48&forum_id=2#26475022 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ZBm7VXKYY > Gamestop is nasty. meh. i worked for RadioShack years ago and they had a policy of trying to upsell every single person who came in the door to cell phones. even if the person just wanted batter Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
I appreciate the time and patience you gave this. You gave me a lot to think about. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
FYI I'm tired, not replying again today. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
I find Daniel Kahneman's work to be solid. What is your objection to it? As for your response on EA I'll have to think more on that and look at what exactly they do. Just a few comments: I am not informed on Environmentalism, I think you could Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> This feels socially awkward. Yes, social pressures leading to sacrifices and other problems are common. > It can also be difficult to quantify certain intangibles such as enjoying a social bonding session during the move. Yes. It's hard to curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism/ > We see suffering, injustice and death > Effective altruism is a response to this challenge. It is a research field which uses high-quality evidence and careful reas curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> It is possible to trade favors and both come out ahead, but people commonly don't treat this kind of thing as a trade, and typically don't discuss what each person will do for the other before one person does a favor for the other. Instead, if asked Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> Your first 2 examples I agree show that sacrifice is bad. This one is bad only if you get nothing in return for helping your friend move. Would have him help you move in the future, bond and enjoy a pizza when done, or getting something of value in curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Thank you for clarifying. >Sacrifice: My friend wants me to help him move to a new home. I would prefer he hires movers, but I help out, unpaid, because I think that's what friends are supposed to do. Your first 2 examples I agree show that sacr Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Sacrifice: I give a bum my iPhone because he's needy, and I've vaguely heard that one must help the needy, even though I think it would make my life better to keep it. Sacrifice: Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter to Artemis to regain divine favor a curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Could you provide me with some examples of what you consider sacrifices then? I can't get around the idea that giving up your life to stop Hitler was not a tremendous sacrifice. Could you help clarify this for me. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> I don't think I could provide an example in where crime pays based on your view of a capitalist society. I could provide examples in where crime paid in reality. If you agree that capitalism removes the incentives to crime then what is the proble curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Let's take a look at a seemingly more straightforward war like WWII. ** Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Do you accept that, by definition, things which are in your self-interest (in your own opinion) do not qualify as sacrifices? I think so but want to get some clarification. Let's say I want to donate some of my income to Improvements to the sc Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>> First of all, that was not a liberal-capitalist society > Did not say it was. Then what was the relevance? The point is the capitalist system doesn't provide economic incentives for crime (but deviations from it can). > It seems like you curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>First of all, that was not a liberal-capitalist society Did not say it was. I think we're talking past each other a bit here. Probably the way I am presenting things so I wanna try to summarize our differences so that we can move forward more Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> There is no need to Psychoanalyze me. I wasn't. Never mind. Please don't use personal examples going forward. > I've seen plenty of corruption growing up in Colombia. Crime does pay sometimes. First of all, that was not a liberal-capitalist curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>I understand that you may be psychologically conflicted about food, as many people are, but that's a major tangent. There is no need to Psychoanalyze me. I was giving you an example of sacrificing selfish needs of myself in the present for gains Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> I think you should sacrifice some profit in order to not cause unnecessary harm to others. I think by "harm" you're referring to crimes (and specifically things that would be crimes in a capitalist society, like initiating force, threatening for curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>You think *sacrifice* is not a bad thing? Not always. For example I am sacrificing my desire to order a pizza right now for my long term health benefits. >Is that because you think sacrifice is *necessary* sometimes? In other words, you thin Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> Are there examples of such nations that fit your definition of Capitalism? No nation has ever been fully capitalist. The US was more capitalist before the new deal, and there was substantial capitalism involved in the industrial revolution. The curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Let's refrain from debating the history of partially-capitalist societies and instead look at the principles, economics and logical reasoning involved in the issues. I don't see how this is something we can just ignore. It is directly tied to the Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/08/soros-funded-social-media-censorship-plan-aims-to-silence-all-dissenters-from-the-hard-left-agenda > Soros-funded social media censorship plan aims to silence all dissenters from the hard-Left agenda > The rece Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ZBm7VXKYY Gamestop is nasty. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
> have no bearing on political philosophy I meant no direct bearing. Of course correct philosophy must be able to account for reality, but that can often be rather indirect and unenlightening. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> particularly types of commerce particular curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> I am definitely in favor of Capitalism. It would be a this point very foolish to argue otherwise. It is the *100%* that I disagree with. Whenever I write "capitalism", please read "100% capitalism" or "laissez faire capitalism" or something like curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Objectivists are not libertarians; they *seriously dislike* libertarians. Rand thought Hayek was "poison" and also especially disliked Milton Friedman. Rand liked Mises individually, but not libertarians in general. This has, sadly, become somewhat m Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Note: When I write "AI" I mean what is sometimes called "AGI", and I read the above comments in that way as well. But then I saw e.g. the auto piloted drones, which do *not* involve AGI and are much inferior to a human mind, so there may be some confu curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
> we both come out head ahead curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Objectivists are not libertarians; they *seriously dislike* libertarians. Rand thought Hayek was "poison" and also especially disliked Milton Friedman. Rand liked Mises individually, but not libertarians in general. This has, sadly, become somewhat mo curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Altruism - sacrificing yourself for others, putting others before yourself is bad. I think we can work with that definition. I disagree that altruism is always good but I don't think it is bad. But here are some initial concerns I have about engag Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Starting small: I think part of the issue may be confusion about the term "altruism", which is sometimes defined in ways other than the way Objectivism defines it. That's why I specified what I (and Rand) mean by it when I rejected it: >> Altruism curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
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#10735 Nothing needs to remain static. You add highly skilled workforce. Some other human need emerge as the most pressing one. A question appears on how to fulfill this need. Currently, at the beginning, other people are working on fulfilling the Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
#10735 As I started writing, I said I disagree with Sam. Then I proceeded to conujure up a scenario in which Sam's concern would be valid. Sure they disagree with each other. They disagree in details. They have same core concern in common. I don't Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
SPLC fucking over FPM Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
#10736 Yes I think those errors are mainstream. At least mainstream among "intellectuals" and "elites". It's different among deplorable, Christian, Trump voters, who don't have much voice in the media... Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
FI discord chatroom: https://discord.gg/PsF8W78 curi Open Discussion 2018/08/22
#10730 https://new.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/98yn8p/sam_harris_vs_capitalism/ >My issue is that right wing libertarian philosophy, just like much of existentialism, is based on the presupposition that humans are much more powerful t Guilherme Open Discussion 2018/08/22
> #10732 Hmm. Talk about AI can sound as SF. But there is nothing unreasonable in what I said, given enough time... > AI wouldn't be like people. For intellectual tasks, they would be superior sooner. For all other tasks, they would be superior lat Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
#10733 What I wanted to say: I think, once the software is solved, AIs can scale up, we can multiply then, (or they can multiply eachother) as much as they want. Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
#10732 Hmm. Talk about AI can sound as SF. But there is nothing unreasonable in what I said, given enough time... AI wouldn't be like people. For intellectual tasks, they would be superior sooner. For all other tasks, they would be superior later. Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
> This runs nicely with the statement that humans have unlimited needs. However, the economy only exists to deal with the need for other human beings. If there is a need for a physical resource, its price is only a factor if there are other human Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
I think economics is Sam's weakest points. And I disagree with him on this. But not as fervently as most of the people on this thread. I will try to improve Sam's argument here. So, someone can point to what I am missing. To contrast Sam, one ca Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
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Alan also wrote criticism of *Moral Landscape*: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/11/03/sam-harris-popper-and-morality/ Anonymous Criticism of Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape 2018/08/22
Alan wrote more criticism of Harris on this topic: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/08/21/harris-on-hoarding/ Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271101/twitter-censors-david-horowitz-calling-out-islamic-daniel-greenfield > TWITTER CENSORS DAVID HOROWITZ FOR CALLING OUT ISLAMIC ANTI-SEMITISM > David Horowitz was censored for tweeting, “But if you're a Mu Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
Disenchantment is a new netflix cartoon from the creator of the Simpsons and Futurama. It's very bad. I watched 3 episodes. The main characters change personalities for the joke of the moment, rather than being consistent. It has lots of jokes about g Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
I preordered but others should read this to see if they want the book: https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/21/exclusive-excerpt-ann-coulters-resistance-futile/ > Exclusive Excerpt from Ann Coulter’s ‘Resistance is Futile!’ — Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/after-isis-how-the-won-even-though-they-were-defe > We were told that people joined ISIS out of “alienation” or just because they are poor, but when we actually got to interview ISIS members when they were Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
Bye IDW curi Open Discussion 2018/08/21
crypto is a bunch of scams that harm regular folks. https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1032020250013753344 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
Research being done on using technology for finding buried mines to help self driving cars deal with snow https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/08/how-self-driving-cars-could-use-mine-detecting-tech-to-see-the-road/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
#10719 This stuff is scary. Spencer says: > In reading histories of the Third Reich I was always struck by how quickly — in just a matter of months — Germany went from being a free, democratic state to an authoritarian dictatorship, right under Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/08/gofundme-cancels-robert-spencers-withdrawal-of-funds-refunds-donations-without-explanation > GoFundMe cancels Robert Spencer’s withdrawal of funds, refunds donations, without explanation He tried to use GoFun Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
#10717 No. If you have specific concerns you should explain or quote them. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
The leftist media says that Trump is going to destroy the world economy and also cause a recession from his trade wars. Is there some truth to it. Should I be scared? FF Open Discussion 2018/08/21
I posted about an issue with screenflow 8 mouse cursors. https://telestreamforum.forumbee.com/t/q5rng3 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
New George Reisman ebook (115 pages): Marxism/Socialism, A Sociopathic Philosophy Conceived In Gross Error And Ignorance, Culminating In Economic Chaos, Enslavement, Terror, And Mass Murder: A Contribution To Its Death https://www.amazon.com/dp/ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/21
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http://blog.rongarret.info/2009/04/why-i-am-not-unicornian.html David Deutsch fan: > A disclaimer: this piece is a poor paraphrase of Deutsch's argument. If it weren't protected by copyright, I would just cut-and-paste the entirety of chapter 7 curi Open Discussion 2018/08/20
Paul Joseph Watson is apparently a follower of Stoicism, brought it up at the end of a recent vid https://youtu.be/Lct8ql2zoLo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/20
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#10708 >I found one of Curi's questions about Objectivists not being very well defined: Correction: I found one question from Curi about the position of Objectivists on fallibility not being well defined: Anonymous Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2018/08/20
I guess that fallibility and error correction are not very strong in the Objectivist epystemology, thats why it's not under it's stregth. But I haven't read any of their books about just that. I found one of Curi's questions about Objectivists not guilherme Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2018/08/20
>Strengths of Popperian epistemology: >understanding of rationality as being about error correction In Galt's speech Rand argues the problem with following an authority using fallibilism and error correction. >Redeem your mind from the hocksh guilherme Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2018/08/20
http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4055803&mc=15&forum_id=2 Guy working in White House got fired cuz he spoke at an event (Mencken club) that Richard Spencer has spoken at. I googled a past speaker list and it seemed like quite a mix of peo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/20
Great new David Horowitz article about Trump and NeverTrumpers. https://amgreatness.com/2018/08/19/trumps-character-and-trumps-presidency/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/19
https://wpgc.radio.com/blogs/white-woman-calls-someone-n-word-x2-bus-ne-gets-beat > A white woman was hospitalized following an altercation where she called a group of people the N-word on the X2 Metrobus. > Video emerged on Twitter showing the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/19
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#10701 one potential fear is a society where some rich ppl are post-scarcity and then some poor people haven't got enough. but the poor people could work for each other, and have their own economy. and anyway if i was so rich i didn't care for m curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>And, besides, if there somehow wasn't scarcity anymore, there'd be plenty for everyone (by definition), so what would one need a job for? I know. some people say "what if machines steal all the jobs? How are we going to get money?", But why do the guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
I wrote: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/98mgy8/eric_weinstein_wonders_what_is_to_have_this_time/e4hc828/ The stuff LT is talking about has little to do with TCS. It's just her views on how to deal with stuff. > I am cur curi Open Discussion 2018/08/19
#10698 great argument re: lack of scarcity not being scary Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
> It seems to me that people that expect that to happen are showing some kind of bias. Because why would one be optimistic about our ability to create technology but pessimistic about our ability to create new jobs? They don't understand scarcity. curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>>Future breakthroughs in technology (e.g. robotics, nanotech) could eliminate millions of jobs very quickly, creating a serious problem of unemployment. It seems to me that people that expect that to happen are showing some kind of bias. Because w guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>>for the richest possible person must still spend money on something, thereby spreading wealth to others. Spending money means acquiring wealth not spreading it. guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>>But that doesn’t mean a structure couldn’t be put in place to prevent poor uses of these funds. Is it not his argument that the government was the structure supposed to prevent poor use of the funds by the rich? Now he wants to create another guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
> basically autism rebranded jfc > And I say this as someone who considers himself, in large part, a “libertarian” In what sense is a person who wants to take trillions of dollars by force from the rich a "libertarian"? He's a particularl curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
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> Wow. You kicked his ass. It's not about kicking people's asses or beating others in some sort of competition, though. ET explained flaws in Harris's ideas. That's an amazing *gift*, not an ass-kicking. Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
Wow. You kicked his ass. I used to like him for his criticism of Islam. FF Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
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Sam Harris is evil. He advocates e.g. taking trillions of dollars by force. https://samharris.org/how-rich-is-too-rich/ Anonymous Criticism of Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape 2018/08/18
https://samharris.org/how-rich-is-too-rich/ Sam Harris is very bad. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
> Yea, and "almost anything" is wildly wrong, as I said. Repeating your claim to try and rationalize what you said doesn't change that what you said is soundly wrong. No, you cannot teach yourself almost anything, not remotely. A person with an ave ff Open Discussion 2018/08/18
I wrote about morality being contextual. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9863d5/criticism_of_sam_harris_the_moral_landscape_for/e4g0pe8/ > Is well being really dependent on the subjects values? Yes. E.g. some people like curi Open Discussion 2018/08/18
http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/17/screenshots-show-google-shadowbans-conservative-pro-trump-content/ > These Screenshots Show How Google Shadowbans Conservative And Pro-Trump Content Article talks about trying to promote his video, then trying Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
> The parties of the Right did not differ in principle from those of the Left. They were only more moderate Excerpt From: Ludwig von Mises. “Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War.” iBooks. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
From a comment on slickdeals regarding a monitor >damn i want this for office work! my wife would beat me if i bought another.. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
I added a feature to limit how many comments display so the page will load faster. See the original blog post at the top for details and a link. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10679 I interpret LaRouche as thinking he has Aristotle as the pro-science one (pro-empiricism). Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10677 He seems to have mixed Plato and Aristotle to a point of disbelief. He seems smart enough to not do this out of a lack of access to text or knowledge about either philospher. I've only read *The Nicomachean Ethics*, but I've often heard that Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
https://soundcloud.com/humanflourishingproject/episode-3-how-to-enjoy-growth-and-progress My comments on the ep, also posted to FB at https://www.facebook.com/HumanFlourishingProject/posts/1952583394805016 - Talking about *access* to real knowle Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Heard of before, but don't know anything about him. From the quote, he seems rather confused. Lots of people are confused. Shrug. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Ever heard of this guy, elliot? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_LaRouche#Ideology_and_beliefs Quote: *"According to George Johnson, LaRouche sees history as a battle between Platonists, who believe in absolute truth, and Aristotelians, who Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Regarding my Jordan Peterson videos: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/985sls/four_videos_discussing_jordan_petersons_12_rules/ > It's 11 hours long :O > How about a 15-30 min for the start, most important points? If an curi Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10673 i have also enjoyed TJs refrigerated lasagna quite a bit Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10668 - I guess our tastes are different. Mostly they include less of the stuff I don't like. Seeing a bunch of leaves, or avocados, or other random veggies I don't like instantly makes a meal look non-tasty to me. #10669 & #10670 - OK on the conc PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10671 haev you tried TJs meatloaf? it's refrigerated and it's just meatloaf with a little bit of tomato sauce, no sides. very good. you can add your own potatoes, bread, veggies or whatever to go with it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10670 thanks for the reminder that that exists :D Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
One of my favorites that maybe you'd like, PAS: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
> The only prep you do is microwave. They're all pre-cooked. It's kinda like a frozen dinner without the freezing FYI you can now buy lots of things like this at grocery stores like Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. I've tried and enjoyed a bunch from T Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10663 Blue Apron is similar to Hello Fresh. Judging by the pictures, Freshly meals look less tasty than Gobble to me. But the convenience factor sounds great. I'll try them sometime. Thanks. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
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Jordan Peterson commented more on Frozen: http://time.com/5176537/jordan-peterson-frozen-movie-disney/ Anonymous Frozen Comments 2018/08/17
Meal Services I've Tried PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Solid tucker vid on how radical and evil Dems are now https://youtu.be/cA6bu-1Qbi8 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
I emailed the following to the American Capitalist Party: you should have a serious discussion forum for people to discuss your platform and policies, where you or your representatives/proxies answer questions and criticisms. that way if people hav curi Open Discussion 2018/08/16
http://www.theamericancapitalistparty.com/policies.html > IMMIGRATION > We uphold this conviction: Open borders for honest immigrants is an application of the principle of individual rights to those foreign born. > Consequently, we support o Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/16
https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2018/08/mark-pellegrino-on-the-american-capitalist-party/ > from the time of the U.S. founding until the dawn of the Progressive Era—which was the advent of statism in America—the government spent 3 percent Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/16
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/08/16/2018-iphone-x-apple-pencil-support/ > Another Report Says Second-Generation iPhone X and iPhone X Plus Will Support Apple Pencil Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/16
>For both groups, and in both categories of stimuli, belief (judgments of “true” vs judgments of “false”) was associated with greater signal in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex they didn't do any controls, like just reading or button-pres Anonymous Bad Sam Harris Brain Scanning Research Paper 2018/08/15
The shame of the left Kodheaven Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Good info on media bias where they won't use terms like "right wing" when talking about politics in Muslim countries. https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/whitewashing-far-right-parties-in-the-middle-east Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Psychology textbook covering Popper looks potentially good: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/971hj9/the_problem_with_the_whole_democrats_are_the_real/e49nfcq/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War, by Ludwig von Mises, 1944: > Actually there have been in these last years all over the world two main political parties: the anti-Fascists, i.e., the friends of Russia (communists, f curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
> “A random guy on Twitter with a few thousand followers, Landon Simms, tweeted on Sunday night: > "My grandfather is a 96-yr-old German. When seeing Antifa videos, he shakes his head and says; 'We didn't think it could happen in Germany either. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
I posted criticism of a paper by Sam Harris and some coauthors related to brain scanning religious and non-religious people. I got a Change My View delta (gold star for changing someone's mind about something) and it gave me a wiki to list them: ht curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10647 Followups: kodheaven: >>> the U.S. "conservatives" are the real liberals – in favor of freedom, capitalism, limited government, non-revolutionary reform. >> I can see how that might be the case but you'd have to seperate "conservativ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Wow, Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch blog) got kicked from Patreon because of political bias by *Mastercard*, not by Patreon themselves (at least Patreon was willing to publicly claim this): https://twitter.com/Patreon/status/1029551216886341634 ![] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10647 I fear I will get ignored because the thread is a day old and already has 50 comments. I found it because it's currently in the top 10 on the IDW subreddit main page. Even if I get responses from a few more interested/active users, I think m curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Trying another subreddit (maybe): https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/971hj9/the_problem_with_the_whole_democrats_are_the_real/ > For sound-bite level of discussion: > the dems are the party of the KKK > the nazis were st curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10641 Objectivism has lots of people who value respectability, allies and philosophy PhDs. They aren't much like Ayn Rand. They try to get along with the libertarians and the leftist intellectuals. It's really sad. > It seems to me that Objectivis curi Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/15
20 years of iMac 🖥 🎂 🍰 🎁 🎊 🎉 🎈 https://t.co/K1mUhc1vfG?amp=1 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
> I consider myself to be a student of Objectivism and really love the idea of a Philosophy of reason. However, when it comes to the leaders of the Objectivism movement today I am totally lost on their political views. > I do understand why they d Mysterious Person Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/14
https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2018/08/mark-pellegrino-on-the-american-capitalist-party/ > Pellegrino: Right now, it is only a platform of governing principles and rough political goals. Our purpose is twofold: First—and if we achieve only Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/14
Good Post Shannon Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/14
Etymology is interesting https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_censor > The censor was a magistrate in ancient Rome who was responsible for maintaining the census, supervising public morality, and overseeing certain aspects of the government's fina Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/14
#10638 Another good one, mocking lack of wall progress: **Trump: Don't you see? The wall was inside you all along!** http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4051280&mc=5&forum_id=2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
xoxo has some of the best one liners on the internet thread title (no real content in thread as of now): *"What My 'Knockout Game' Experience Taught Me About My Unconscious Bias" (Vox)"* http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4051037&forum_ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Man explores dead and dying malls http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3494558&mc=36&forum_id=2#32396889 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
> Cicero talking in historical fiction novel Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Cicero, #1) >> Sometimes," he said, summing up the discussion with an aphorism I have never forgotten, "if you find yourself stuck in politics, the thing to do is start Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Cicero talking in historical fiction novel Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Cicero, #1) >Sometimes," he said, summing up the discussion with an aphorism I have never forgotten, "if you find yourself stuck in politics, the thing to do is start a f Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
> Democrats have more positive view of socialism than capitalism https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/13/gallup-democrats-prefer-socialism-to-capitalism/ The ignoramuses should read Mises. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Democrats have more positive view of socialism than capitalism https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/13/gallup-democrats-prefer-socialism-to-capitalism/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
[image] Link to Alan's post: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a-refutation-of-nicholas-dykes-on-karl-popper/ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Ancient Roman criminal punishments could be brutal https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poena_cullei Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
South Africa is gonna take white farmer land without compensation >Another person who gave testimony said: "We are going to take the land, even if it means we're going back to the dark ages. This country must be African. We are African." https: Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
eBooks page updated with formatting and FI archives: http://curi.us/ebooks curi Open Discussion 2018/08/12
#10626 +1 👍 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
nice feature. Thanks. guilherme Open Discussion 2018/08/12
you can now add comments=n to the url to limit it to displaying the most recent n comments. example: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion?comments=50 it won't stay that way when you go to a new page (click reply, click post comment, etc), but you curi Open Discussion 2018/08/12
[image] Oh hey, Omri got hired by Ted Cruz :) And took his blog down :( http://mererhetoric.com https://web.archive.org/web/20120217215220/http://mererhetoric.com Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-450593?e=6d10385a84 > Fortnite is launching on Android, some time after iOS. Three interesting things. First, Epic has decided to bypass the Google Play store and get people to side-load the inst Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
#10622 i can see it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
My gif is not loading #10619 FF Open Discussion 2018/08/12
Thread on the sort of things that offend libs nowadays with a twitter thread about Trump used as an example http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4050057&mc=52&forum_id=2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
Solid price on Bose QC 35 ii at multiple sellers https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11929663 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
#10618 #10606 [image] FF Open Discussion 2018/08/12
My post asking how the FDR forum works was deleted too: [image] See #10606 for the post. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
i commented on Alex Epstein's 2nd epistemology podcast: https://www.facebook.com/HumanFlourishingProject/posts/1940289852701037?comment_id=1941565192573503&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D My process for separating non-knowledge from kn curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Example of me changing my mind in an argument (with Alan, about the implications of the second law of thermodynamics): https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/topics/3694 curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
http://www.fdrliberated.com > Today, he employs people to patrol his Facebook page, YouTube account, and forum, deleting information and user accounts that challenge his self-proclaimed role as the "salvation of philosophy" and the first man in his Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Molyneux sucks: http://www.fdrliberated.com/stefan-molyneux-tries-to-silence-another-voice/ he DMCAs critical youtube videos and tries to get critical forums shut down. http://www.fdrliberated.com/suit-claims-stefan-molyneux-listened-in-on-th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
I've moved FI to the google group. The google group is now the primary group. I updated the FI website and both group websites. (I prefer people continue sending to both since the yahoo group has way more people, and for redundancy in case google lose curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Burglar talking about how he decides where to burgle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtwD-c9hn58 oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/08/11
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Succession season 1 has finished. I liked it. It's renewed for season 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_(TV_series) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
[image] Maybe now FF will stop praising Molyneux and suggesting Molyneux is any good. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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advocating spanking children is a bannable offense. what a way to shut down debate! https://board.freedomainradio.com/guidelines/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
https://board.freedomainradio.com/topic/51450-how-does-this-forum-work/ title: > how does this forum work? body: > how does moderation work here? is there transparency for moderator actions? if you do anything wrong, do you get it explaine Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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[image] I think the wod "moderation" violates the "profanity" filter. i made the title vague and then it posted fine. jfc. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
On Twitter, Molyneux claimed interest in TCS crit of his parenting philosophy. So Justin tried posting ot Molyneux's forum. https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1027995040830746624 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
Peikoff at the Ford Hall Forum, ARI just put up 14 lectures: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqsoWxJ-qmMv6F-GQsbZmm72JMjHQVrtV curi Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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Alex Epstein replied to me in a friendly, positive way: https://www.facebook.com/HumanFlourishingProject/posts/1928308857232470?comment_id=1936527649743924&reply_comment_id=1937932722936750¬if_id=1533833126646996¬if_t=feed_comment_reply ![ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
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#10596 https works, you can use it, i just haven't gotten around to forcing redirects to it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
[image] So I had multitwitch open on 4 Overwatch streams, chat closed, went AFK ... and see this the next morning. huh. I wonder if he gave every viewer a free sub or something. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/09
Why no "HTTPS" for curi blog? FF Open Discussion 2018/08/09
I click links on topics that interest me. I am not lazy about clicking links. FF How Many People Don't Understand Links? 2018/08/09
How plausible is this? [image] https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-08/trump-buys-krugman-con Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
> Elliot, you should read this: > http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ Looking more: > Although we will be suggesting revisions and improvements to the scheme, many psychologists currently suggest that personality can best be understood in terms curi Open Discussion 2018/08/08
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6040727/Extremist-Muslim-father-New-Mexico-compound-training-kids-carry-school-shootings.html > Extremist Muslim father arrested at New Mexico compound housing 11 starving children was 'training them to commi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/08
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-08-08.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/08
https://soundcloud.com/humanflourishingproject/episode-1-the-problem-i-most-want-to-solve/s-6xyZM Alex Epstein is starting a new podcast series. This one is about the need for knowledge in life, and the difficulty of differentiating correct and inc curi Open Discussion 2018/08/08
https://www.drudgereport.com currently the top group of stories: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
Leaving the Infowars app was apparently intentional, see: https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/08/07/tim-cook-eddy-cue-made-conscious-decision-to-drop-alex-jones-podcasts-but-not-app looks like apple claims ToS violation on the podcasts but didn Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/08/06/google-releases-android-9-pie/ > Google Releases Android 9 Pie as Previous Oreo Release is Installed on Just 12% of Devices Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/08/06/infowars > Also curious: Apple only removed Infowars from their podcast directory — the Infowars app remains in the App Store. Different standards? Seems hard to justify de-listing the podcasts for “ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
#10529 > I updated the FI book recommendations page by adding this paragraph: > > Note: *If you don't like a book, stop reading it*. Ask a question about it, share a criticism, or try something else. If it's too difficult, *stop reading* and see anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
Leffen won evo. Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FvuePsWS-c Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/06
I commented on *Omnipotent Government* at: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion#c10528 Anonymous Mises Against Open Borders 2018/08/06
Post updated with another quote! curi Mises Against Open Borders 2018/08/06
Apple Censorship Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/06
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T9KDcICn8M&lc=UgxJ59Uhrkab8ndNL6l4AaABAg.8iSn5-9auUO8jaKmIdz1Ix Ray Cathode writes: >> Popper had a mistaken view of the nature of induction. In essence, he tried to argue that inductions are formed by the obser curi Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10578 There are lots of good people in South Korea. South Korea has been economically productive. Jeong doesn't represent it. Culturally, isn't she more of an *American* leftist than anything distinctively related to Korea? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
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hey we are getting a new Coulter book soon. that should be good :) https://www.amazon.com/Ann-Coulter/e/B00JLG65ZS Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10573 >> Who else is even in contention? > i don't know, not a big TV watcher... i've seen some hannity, he's ok but not as good as tucker. and saw some bill o'reilly in the past, who was ok but not as good as tucker. others are generally awful Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> Anarchy Breaks Out in Portland, With the Mayor’s Blessing > A vicious mob targeted the ICE office and even a food cart. The police followed orders to do nothing. > Andy NgoAug. 3, 2018 5:24 p.m. ET > Along the trolley tracks behind the U. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> I can anticipate a similar result with your answer about knowledge. They'd say something like "God is the explanation of how that's possible or what's going on there". And they'd say God is explained in the Bible, and I'd say it's an unsatisfactory curi Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10571 > Who else is even in contention? i don't know, not a big TV watcher... i've seen some hannity, he's ok but not as good as tucker. and saw some bill o'reilly in the past, who was ok but not as good as tucker. others are generally awful, Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
From the xoxo archives: The Fall of Github > not all companies are. github is kind of a tragic tale that's all-too-common in the valley of a well-meaning but naive white dork founder who gets browbeaten by the social justice crowd and continually c Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
>> GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be > Tucker the best TV news host? By far? Who else is even in contention? Like Hannity is okay but nowhere near sa Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10536 I had thee same view about it in the beginning, but the author does not use "altruism" properly. He is only referring to the outcome and not an intention. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be Tucker the best TV news host? By far? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
#10567 Thanks. I saw this as a variant of the question Christians typically ask about the universe, "Where did the universe come from originally if not God?" To which my answer has been that we don't know. But God doesn't provide an answer either, PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/04
> From: https://yesornophilosophy.com/ >> You could propose that knowledge always existed and was never originally created. God is eternal. That's not satisfactory either. > Why is that not satisfactory? The context was the questions: > *H Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
From: https://yesornophilosophy.com/ > You could propose that knowledge always existed and was never originally created. God is eternal. That's not satisfactory either. Why is that not satisfactory? PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/04
The quality of most political attacks is so low that Robert Spencer *routinely* gets mixed up for Richard Spencer. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ says geniuses are like this: > The Endogenous personality is the ‘inner’ Man; a person whose outlook on life is ‘inward.’ He is inner-directed, inner-driven, inner-motivated; one who uses inner modes of thi curi Open Discussion 2018/08/04
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Elliot, you should read this: http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
[image] Ultimate Sarah Jeong racist tweet collection link: https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1025437806775226368 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/03
[image] Context: Jeong wrote very racist, nasty tweets and got hired by NYT. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/03
> Netflix made a great Rome show: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Empire_(TV_series) > I just finished season 2. > It has a narrator and sometimes it cuts to modern scholars saying things about Rome. It's kinda a live action show, but w Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
someone humorously imagined what Trump reading the Sarah Jeong tweets at an upcoming Trump rally might be like (background here http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/02/new-york-times-sarah-jeong-racist/) http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/1/17639656/uber-lyft-bailout-nyc-taxi-drivers-cap > Lyft, Uber, and Via proposed a $100 million fund for underwater medallion owners, but the [NYC] mayor and the City Council said no thanks Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
> Conservatism's Hidden History http://www.danielpipes.org/18452/conservativism-hidden-history this perspective is worth being aware of. but Burke was a liberal. you could call it the reformer liberals vs. the utopian radical liberals. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
new reddit SUCKS. it is laggy to scroll up and down on a good computer, probably because of all the autoplaying videos. and compare how much content you can see on one page: old: [image] new: ! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Netflix made a great Rome show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Empire_(TV_series) I just finished season 2. It has a narrator and sometimes it cuts to modern scholars saying things about Rome. It's kinda a live action show, but with docu curi Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Apple reported earnings and the stock went up 5%. Mac sales were down, probably due to lack of updates to Mac models (MacBook Pros just got updated, but that was after the period reported; more updates will come this fall presumably). Apple bought Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/tommy-robinson-free-mef-heavily-involved > Tommy Robinson Free – MEF [Middle East Forum, with Daniel Pipes as president] Heavily Involved Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/origins-of-second-civil-war-globalism-tech-boom-immigration-campus-radicalism/ > In the 1980s, the universities embraced two antithetical agendas, both costly and reliant on borrowed money. On the one hand, ca Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Why do people use Medium? PS https://medium.com/topic/politics Judging by a few dozen headlines, ~all articles on major political issues are anti-Trump. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10546 I agree that he could get plenty of quotes for an article with some skill. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
http://thehill.com/regulation/labor/399690-doj-labor-dept-to-target-employers-that-discriminate-against-americans-by > The Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Labor announced an agreement Tuesday to work together in cracking down on companies that "di Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10543 the stuff you quote is amusing but it's kinda dumb too. he could read that book like 5 hours if he was good at reading (500 wpm). or he could have just read like a chapter, or started reading the chapter until he had enough quotes to yell at, o Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
I'd like to see the evidence that Burke and Godwin – hell and Mises and Rand who wrote things before 1960 – were racists by *my* standards (me being a person alive today). Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10543 > Mr. Goldberg’s thesis, gleaned from reviews and his endless electronic media appearances, is that the biggest thing (if not the only thing) that makes “the West” great are our Enlightenment/Lockean/Classical Liberal values. and th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> A few months ago, VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow asked me if I might review neoconservative #NeverTrumper Jonah Goldberg’s new book, Suicide of the West. I value my free time highly, so I was pretty dubious—Jonah Goldberg, who has been a medi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
https://hbr.org/2018/07/want-less-biased-decisions-use-algorithms > Thanks to the pioneering work of Paul Meehl (and follow-up work by Robyn Dawes), we have known since at least the 1950s that very simple mathematical models outperform supposed exp Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
https://www.wsj.com/articles/top-u-s-universities-back-harvard-in-affirmative-action-case-1532977076 > “Educational institutions have the requisite expertise and the right to make the inherently academic judgments on how to set criteria for their Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> #10532 there's a serious article saying that lesbians should learn to give blow jobs because some women have penises. related: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
[image] The Mises quotes are at: http://curi.us/2133-mises-against-open-borders Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=26161 > Belgian funded PA school still named after terrorist mass murderer > PA ignores Belgian demands to change name, yet Belgian funding of the PA continues unabated Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Ryan Waggoner email newsletter today begins: > Hi there, > When I was a teenager, my dad used to say that nothing good happens after midnight. > I know, he sounds fun, right? > But in this case, he was correct, because enrollment for Freel Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> Psychiatry is an absolute sham, an excuse to horrifically abuse children: > > http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5992551/Barbara-OHare-opens-abuse-hands-Dr-Kenneth-Milner.html That report says nothing about psychiatry. What it does say is Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Free iOS camera app (pay attention to instructions) https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11882827 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Have any of you read DIM Hypothesis? Did you like it? I read some and got bored. Same with Ominous Parallels. Does anyone know something I'm missing? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10532 there's a serious article saying that lesbians should learn to give blow jobs because some women have penises. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Satire can't keep up with reality anymore: https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1024093165916233728 oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10530 oh wtf. it's NOT Sowell. it uses his name, photo and handle, but then admits being a fake in the profile. but that may actually be a quote from the real Sowell. impersonator accounts should have an indicator that's visible without reading th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Thomas Sowell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThomasSowell/status/1023977297228046336 > “One of the most pathetic—and dangerous—signs of our times is the growing number of individuals and groups who believe that no one can possibly disagre Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
I updated the FI book recommendations page by adding this paragraph: Note: *If you don't like a book, stop reading it*. Ask a question about it, share a criticism, or try something else. If it's too difficult, *stop reading* and seek help or try so curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
i don't think i read Omnipotent Government. preface: > IN dealing with the problems of social and economic policies, the social sciences consider only one question: whether the measures suggested are really suited to bringing about the effects s curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
thx for the tip, i'll check if i've read that one or not. i've been rereading Human Action currently. > It's a lot better than the work of people who currently claim to represent him at the Mises Institute. aren't basically ALL his books better Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT0WlbXLpXM Yaron Brook attacked Charles Tew. Charles Tew comments. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Mises breaks things down and goes step by step. He also does a good job of organizing the book into sections and sub-sections. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10521 it's a *great* book. a huge achievement. it's long and has a low error rate. most thinkers would have a hard time writing one page with that low an error rate without being boring/pointless, and Mises manages to do it consistently for hundreds Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
the style of *Human Action* (by Mises) is very slow and careful. very anti-*overreaching*. it’s an example of how far you can get while mostly just keeping it simple and not fucking up. he's constantly putting together simple, almost "obvious" stuff curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10519 oh shit i got to the end and the #3 and #2 were serious, and then the #1 was hilarious trolling. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CgjGH2ddmI I'm finding it very amusing to hear an *analytical* person doing *analysis* of people's looks. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
unicode has some junk/mistake characters in it. https://www.dampfkraft.com/ghost-characters.html > You'd think that listing the source would make tracking down the origins of the characters easy, but it's important to clarify what counts as a "s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-450589?e=6d10385a84 > The ACLU did a publicity stunt in which it got Amazon's cloud facial recognition service to falsely identify US congressmen as criminals, by matching their pictures against Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/islamic-relief-fails-to-disprove-terror-links > The Middle East Forum (MEF) has decisively responded to a letter sent by Islamic Relief USA to members of Congress denying allegations made in a recent MEF report Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
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> Is COBOL holding you hostage with Math? https://medium.com/@bellmar/is-cobol-holding-you-hostage-with-math-5498c0eb428b interesting article on why COBOL is still used, the tradeoffs, and fixed point math. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/07/29/review-the-2018-macbook-pro-with-i9-processor-is-the-fastest-laptop-apple-has-ever-made-but-it-could-be-better > We've said it before —we think Apple got hosed by Intel, when they were gearing up for the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
This is an interesting video. It's the same guy from the above video, but in a real interview, unscripted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA6OwzQ-P1Q He's arguing with a lefty, and he concedes all kinds of false stuff, but he still argues some Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10510 note the video presents itself as unscripted and off-the-cuff, but it's actually scripted. the speaker is an actor, but also genuinely is a lefty. (in my understanding from doing too little research to know much about him) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLG9g7BcjKs leftist ranting about Trump's victory. interesting. lots of blame on Hillary. says that the polls were wrong because "we" (the left) suppress people saying what they really think. says that lots of Trump Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Same article, apparently the SEC thinks making too much profit on a voluntary transaction is fraud: > That’s *just* selling the bond for (much) more than Merrill paid for it. There is no lying at all. But the SEC still thinks it’s fraud: >> Anonymous Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30
Same article, Levine writes: > Still, you probably shouldn’t lie to your customers about the prices you paid for bonds. That's not legal advice or anything, and the law does seem murky, but in any case, your bank doesn’t want you to do it. Here Anonymous Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30
Reading the article and remembering things it said and then connecting them to my comments afterward is *too hard for people*. And they won't scroll back and forth to reread things and figure it out – even though that would be a step towards develop curi Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30
Maybe I should make pagination for comments. I don't like being forced into a paged view, but it could be a good *option* instead of making a new open discussion post periodically. It could be enabled only if there are 200+ comments, or something like Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/product/bacon-smokehouse-burger.html Really great flavor profile. I was impressed. The sauce is what makes it. Best McDonald's burger i have ever had Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/30
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=26155 > Quiz Israel out of existence - and win $50-$100! > PA TV quiz rewards Palestinians who deny Israel's existence PA = Palestinian Authority (maybe the West shouldn't fund them!?) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
[image] Meanwhile, the media are lying about Lakemba: https://youtu.be/x9MgCE933w8 (Interesting tidbit at the end: Stefan didn't think Lauren going to Lakemba would be productive. He admits he was Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Khaled sounds awful even by the standards of being a performer. Does he get some kinda affirmative action bonus for being a Muslim that helps him keep getting gigs? Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/30
https://twitter.com/usatodaymoney/status/1023678822305038336?s=21 Presuming they give u MacCoins when u get a Big Mac for a dollar using daily app coupon, Big Macs are gonna be the best deal at McDonald's deal at mcdonalds Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://t.co/I6WZ3LAvk0 Steve Bannon says: > “Absolutely. The main two differences between right-wing populism here and in Europe is that in Europe, even my right-wing brothers in Italy, they still look to the state for solutions. The question Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/29
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#10495 This relates to an ongoing policy I was thinking about today: In general, I'm highly responsive to requests, but not very responsive to unstated preferences that people seem to want me to guess and then act on (while they, often, would deny curi Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Twitter cut too much off the quote so it's confusing. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
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#10493 > Both groups got better. The antibiotics didn’t work any better than the placebos, though. Placebos are highly effective for many conditions, and have been shown to enact neurophysiological change in patients exposed to them. That is, pl Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10492 > The problem is, of course, that parents are not the ones who would actually be subjected to my interventions. The children, my patients, don’t get to choose. And it isn’t fair to treat parents’ worry through the vulnerable bodies of Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10491 the Lyme article link: https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/07/25/the-challenge-of-chronic-lyme/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10476 Besides making up McDonalds food symptoms, people also do this: [image] See also, the history of "hysteria" (read Szasz books covering history, like Manufacture of Madness). Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
[image] Ugh. Well, as I've said before, he's on a 4 year clock (NOT 8 years). He really, really, really should have built a wall already. But the end of his term is the hard limit on reasonable patience. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Lots of negative words are also used as positive words. They're still used as negative words, too. Examples: Sick, nasty, bad, ridiculous, disgusting, crazy, insane. Why? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/92ot86/dj_khaled_performance_crowd_reaction/e37dozx/ > He [Khaled] killed the energy at Coachella and got boo’d off stage at EDC Las Vegas. Idk why people keep bringing this dude in EDC vi curi DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/28
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Two of top 3 posts on the Overwatch subreddit right now are attacking Khaled: [image] Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/28
Another common one is: Q: Are you going to reply about X? A: [ignores question, feels pressured to reply about X, maybe starts replying] Often, I don't care that much if someone is going to reply or not, I just want to know so I can act accor curi Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Khaled > In 2018, Khaled became the subject of considerable ridicule on social media, particularly on Twitter, after a 2014 interview resurfaced in which he stated that he would not perform oral sex on his wife. In Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/28
There are various types of discussion which suck, like: - discussing how much authority/expertise/credentials a poster has, as a proxy for discussing his claim - flaming - calling someone biased, instead of addressing their arguments, as a me curi Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
> It happens with all kinds of meta discussion, not just asking why they didn't discuss. If you talk about how they were discussing badly, they often ignore you to discuss more. If you ask why they think the topic is unimportant (or whether they think Anne B Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
> The pattern seems to be they avoid bigger questions and bigger issues, like why they do things. They respond about smaller, more limited issues. Even when I recognize that someone wants to discuss why I didn't discuss something I often don't know Anne B Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
People do it *even more* when you haven't asked a direct question. People know rhetorical questions exist, but are bad at figuring out which questions are rhetorical or not. People aren't very literal or precise in general. Lots of people phr curi Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
great behind the scenes content from the Overwatch League Finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzdB3zGgXh8 (has day 1 spoilers) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10463 Another indication twitter deleted a lot of bots, not MAGAs. They apparently deleted way more Obama followers than Trump followers: https://twitter.com/JohnRLottJr/status/1023272920049758215 > Interesting that Obama had about 10xs more fa Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Standard, good red pill tips: https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/the-male-sexuality-shaming-shit-test/ It's interesting how the guy with the newbie question says: > I know the correct answer is and then says the socially-normie tot Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
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#10474 no, he loved money. since you're being pedantic, you ought to remember the difference between money and paper money. did you have a positive suggestion for a better emoji? there's no gold bar. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10473 von Mises hated money. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Updated Twitter profile. One emoji per thing instead of two. Added MAGA. [image] curi Open Discussion 2018/07/27
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#10470 dumb, indirect, passive voice. like the username "A Jurisprudence is Performed" Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> #10468 lol @ this xoxo comment. i don't think other ppl will appreciate it but i think you will: >> A cinema is attended I forgot what this reference is about Btw https://twitter.com/slickdeals/status/1023007651934945280?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10468 lol @ this xoxo comment. i don't think other ppl will appreciate it but i think you will: > A cinema is attended Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> Perhaps the buzziest money-loser of the year is MoviePass, which has upended the film industry by essentially giving away millions of free movie tickets. Until recently, MoviePass members could pay $9.95 for a monthly subscription that allowed them Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10466 jeez i read a bunch. this is the worst one: https://twitter.com/almostjingo/status/1022314561930579968 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/399278-trump-had-repeatedly-asked-aides-to-ban-reporters-before-cnn-incident Trump sucks at tyranny; has to fight with staff to get even a single reporter banned from WH To compare, here is some stuff Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10464 shut your mouth, shut your mind, and learn to obey Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> WORCESTER, Mass. — A freshman tentatively raises her hand and takes the microphone. "I'm really scared to ask this," she begins. "When I, as a white female, listen to music that uses the N-word, and I'm in the car, or, especially when I'm with all Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
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> Why can't we have 10%? Cuz of anti-capitalism. Progress would certainly more than double if we had pretty pure capitalism and minimal government. 10% wouldn't even be that would. There's way more than a factor of 3 loss from the destructive po Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
[image] I want to live in a world where 4.1% is shit. Why can't we have 10%? Also a world where people don't make such a big deal out of GPD since, as is well know, it's a crappy, misleading, flawed s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
kinda interesting article about a semi-right-winger and how he differs from the left he used to be more a part of. https://areomagazine.com/2018/03/11/a-liberal-who-remembers/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/culture-war-turns-expression-and-free-speech-into-weapon/ > In a culture-war world, it is inescapable that everything becomes a weapon. Stupid opener. It's kinda like a tautology. In an X-world, X is inesca Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10457 What do I (who?) misunderstand about Popper or Mises? With Hayek I presume you consider *disliking* him to be misunderstanding. But I like Mises and Popper, so I don't even know what you're talking about. Maybe you're bad at communicating Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
It's that you lack the austrian spirit. Die Österreichische Geist. This is the thing that prevents you from understanding Popper, Mises, Hayek and all those other people. You just don't get it. You don't understand the culture it all came from Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
brooooooooooooo I realised what your problem is. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> because I don't want the left to think I'm a racist. Or even say it, dishonestly. Do they even think? Do they actually *think* their targets are racists? Can they meaningfully think such a thing given their unwillingness to think about what "raci Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> "I swear by my life and my love it, that I am my brother's keeper, and he is mine" And I'll make him be mine, whether he likes it or not, and no matter what country he's from because I don't want the left to think I'm a racist. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
"I swear by my life and my love it, that I am my brother's keeper, and he is mine" Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTAWaWMeB8c Stefan Molyneux says "SCHOOL SUCKS". Decent video, especially the first few minutes. He goes off on some tangents and repeats some stuff later on. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
Constant Contact shuts down VDare account due to "white supremacy" https://twitter.com/vdare/status/1022910090121277440?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
HorowitzCenter and more are shadowbanned on twitter. https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1022820066323251200 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
RIP free speech and Western values in Sydney. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqY4Z1fTrMc Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
Breitbart News liked your Tweet curi Open Discussion 2018/07/27
Horowitz Freedom Center Newsletter writes: > Congressman Keith Ellison — a good friend of Jew hating, anti-white Louis Farrakhan — is demanding Amazon ban the Freedom Center from selling our books and pamphlets. jeez. prominent dem politi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Another example of how psychiatry thwarts the rule of law: https://twitter.com/PamelaGeller/status/1022674700361654272 > Canada: “Mentally ill” Muslim found “not criminally responsible” for STABBING three soldiers in army recruiting cent Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
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#10441 Odds they save me? Assume I would die of old age at 90 and i'm currently 42. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Company already working on senescent cell clearance starts a spin-off targeting cancer https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/07/oncosenx-is-the-oisin-biotechnologies-spinoff-targeting-cancer/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Bose QC35 II on sale $278 https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/fp/407839 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Hoplite curi Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Libs sometimes act as if the following were true: if there was ever any racist argument for a policy then the policy is bad. But they are inconsistent. Like there used to be racist arguments for favoring certain countries in immigration quotas s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Another great patio11 tweetstorm. This one is talking to his bank about buying US currency. https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1022321992312078336 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Psychiatry is an absolute sham, an excuse to horrifically abuse children: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5992551/Barbara-OHare-opens-abuse-hands-Dr-Kenneth-Milner.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Trump gets EU to agree to lower tariffs https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/25/trump-we-hope-to-work-something-out-on-a-fair-trade-deal-with-europe.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Just noticed Roseanne is Rose + Anne. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/exclusive-obama-administration-knowingly-funded-a > the Obama administration approved a grant of $200,000 of taxpayer money to an al-Qaeda affiliate in Sudan — a decade after the U.S. Treasury designated it a Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Steve Jobs stories: https://www.cake.co/conversations/g4CP6zJ/the-secret-call-to-andy-grove-that-may-have-helped-apple-buy-next Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Professor marks student down for using "mankind", says word is sexist and only refers to men https://youtu.be/kAxUDMy1oUw Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Hi Hi I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2018/07/24
Trump proposes totally free trade with EU but is doubtful they'll take him up on it https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1021909900941815809?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/CaolanRob/status/1021767477552795648 Good video. Lauren Southern tries to talk to some protestors but they won't discuss, they just want to flame her. LS asks for evidence and what they come up with is that she disagrees with th curi Open Discussion 2018/07/24
SNL writer criticizes culture of intentionally unfunny comedy http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/23/snl-writer-michael-che-criticizes-unfunny-comedy-culture/ Apparently people are making programs where they just eg talk about their being queer an Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
[image] that’s impossible, she went to rehab years ago. doesn’t rehab work?? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Apple has released a patch for thermal issues on 2018 MBP https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/07/24/tested-apples-patch-fixes-the-thermal-situation-in-the-2018-i9-macbook-pro Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> Why didn't Roark read philosophy? Why didn't he ask for criticism? > Why doesn't he do some of the things FI members do? Why is he too sure of everything? Rand didn't know everything. The internet didn't exist. Who would Roark have asked for Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10420 You're paying selective attention to people who are putting effort into not learning from you. 99% of people need to learn a ton. Try to help someone who wants to learn (yourself or others). If we could help the top 10% of people a lot, then th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10421 I could do that. There are some downsides, like it involves hidden stuff and people suck at computers, and expanding stuff is an extra step, and once there are more articles it'd require article categories for them all to fit on one page. I curi Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10398 What about having broad headings on the side bar that unfold more specific headings beneath them when you click? oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> there are better people to help first, who are more interested in learning/thinking/reasoning/truth. don't try to start with some of the most unreasonable people. There must be something a person could say that would drive them towards the center ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> there are better people to help first, who are more interested in learning/thinking/reasoning/truth. don't try to start with some of the most unreasonable people. There must be something a person would say that you drive them towards the center. FF Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Why didn't Roark read philosophy? Why didn't he ask for criticism? Why doesn't he do some of the things FI members do? Why is he too sure of everything? FF Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> #10415 Shouldn't people try to burst their bubble? They are thinking they are on the right side and destroying society. there are better people to help first, who are more interested in learning/thinking/reasoning/truth. don't try to start with s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10415 Shouldn't people try to burst their bubble? They are thinking they are on the right side and destroying society. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10408 Great followups by @patio11 [image] > How would FI members deal with these people? Why deal with them? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
How would FI members deal with these people? FF Open Discussion 2018/07/24
You don't need to write "Image:" in front of your images. https://qz.com/980766/the-truth-about-false-rape-accusations/ > In every academic study, one of the most common kinds of false accuser is a teenage girl who tells her parents she was rape Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
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someone linked me this - https://qz.com/980766/the-truth-about-false-rape-accusations/ ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
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[image] The left is so nasty and hateful. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/22-of-us-population-does-not-speak-english-at-home > Some 13.5 percent of the U.S. population -- 44 million -- is foreign born, the highest level ever, and many are not proficient in English, ch Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10404 The hover thing started working. I'd already tried on multiple pages and refreshing multiple times. But now it works. I don't get it. https://twitter.com/SoiledSnowflake/status/1021813452984086530 > I am 100% sure that Basileus has been a Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10404 I follow some people using lists and bookmarks. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10399 When I hover my mouse of one of their names, info about them pops up. This is normal on twitter (not mobile). Example: [image] But it won't show up when I hover on Basileus. FF, is twitter scre Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Its funny how aggressive they get even if you agree with them on many issues. They want you to fully submit to them. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/eunarthabossamy/status/1021808989896564737 ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/mariato3108/status/1021811031276961794 https://twitter.com/danielmhenry/status/1021809562960064512 ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
I couldn't convince them of anything. But I was totally calm throughout as they attacked me. It felt awesome. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/basileus420/with_replies I had a lengthy arguments with feminists on twitter. https://twitter.com/Ms_Liz2/status/1021823199644975105 https://twitter.com/SoiledSnowflake/status/1021813452984086530 https://twitter.com/SoiledS ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
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https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/07/24/iphone-x-resale-value iPhone X resale value is 75-85% of the original price. It's 9 months old. Amazing! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> https://vdare.com/articles/conservatism-inc-s-fawning-response-to-james-gunn-scandal-reveals-where-its-true-loyalties-lie > Some conservatives have double standards on what jokes they think should destroy people's career. The double standards are Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
>https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11856451 > Good deal on widescreen monitor tho some ppl complain of flickering at higher hz Good price but brightness on monitor is kinda low. Much lower than iMac 5k display Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/24/throttling-i9-macbook-pro-power-delivery-chip/ > A user posting on reddit and in the MacRumors forums has given a detailed account of their findings and attempts to circumvent the throttling previously discovere Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11856451 Good deal on widescreen monitor tho some ppl complain of flickering at higher hz Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://vdare.com/articles/conservatism-inc-s-fawning-response-to-james-gunn-scandal-reveals-where-its-true-loyalties-lie Some conservatives have double standards on what jokes they think should destroy people's career. The double standards are com Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
iPhone X vs. Macbook (12", not pro or air) 19% of the weight and 49% of the battery power (in terms of actual amount of energy is in the battery, unrelated to how much energy the device uses). The iPhone X has a much higher battery-to-other-stuf Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
[image] People are so concerned with correlations and think that correlations speak for themselves. This is connected with induction, which basically says the data can speak for itself. Inductivists a curi Open Discussion 2018/07/23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EiyuZwPKFQ Documentaries about Greece are generally nice. Most of this one is pretty good. It has a huge inaccuracy, though. It presents all the Greeks including the Athenians as being equally bellicose, and pres Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
Tucker: Washington not worried about male wage crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJVN_ReJD00 Yes there are flaws here (some of the concerns about automation in factories and self-driving cars, as a threat to male jobs). But there are import Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
https://youtu.be/20HDmRbYefw?t=5m14s Obama, like many "leaders", has no real control over what he says publicly or what the leftist agenda is. In 2003, he tried saying we should do more to promote marriage in order to reduce gun violence. He got at Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
How do you compare: 1) MGTOWs fooling themselves that they're OK with no woman. 2) Blue pillers fooling themselves that their marriage is great. ? And whatever is going on with society in general, how do you decide which is more risky or p Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/23
https://www.aqr.com/Insights/Perspectives/Virtue-is-its-Own-Reward-Or-One-Mans-Ceiling-is-Another-Mans-Floor About how virtue investing should/must generate lower returns. > What happens when one group of investors, call them the virtuous, simpl Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
steelmanning overrated https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/27744 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/23
mgtow is ok. some legit red pill points. haven't read a ton of their stuff. curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/23
MGTOW Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/23
#10372 half the people Trump hires are disloyal. he has trouble even controlling the FBI. as ridiculous as a coup is, Trump isn't even close to the *table stakes* just to get started on failing at a coup. he's so far from having tight control over a l Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/23
i replied to Alan's new blog post about overreaching. it uses Brett Hall as an example. https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/07/23/overreaching-example-psychopaths/#comment-4908 curi Discussion 2018/07/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyIftAPf7kM bully hunters is going to harass bullies in order to make **everyone** welcome (except ppl who are labelled bullies without a trial). hmmm ::thinking:: Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gim3d1qlZog his sexual orientation is male cars..? ... bro, have you considered a RealDoll? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
The Honest Gold Digger https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OgHct5RkRwE Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
> #10368 she has disabled [youtube subscriber numbers] using an option. You can hide subscriber numbers on YouTube, oh. i wonder why someone popular would do that. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10368 she has disabled that using an option. You can hide subscriber numbers on YouTube, Ff Discussion 2018/07/22
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[image] jfc. even if Trump was gonna do a military coup or something, wouldn't he wait until 2024 when he runs out of legitimate years in office? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
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"Punch a Nazi" (ft. Rucka Rucka Ali) - Social Justice: The Musical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AhGYo9TExU Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
Brittany Venti says: if you say something that sounds scripted, and it wasn't even scripted, that's bad. good point about internalizing being a fake panderer. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10367 On a random YouTube video I see "Subscribe 1.6m" to tell me how many followers the person has. But on Brittany it just says "Subscribe" with no number. Is that YouTube fucking with her account? I wasn't able to find her follower count but I Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
streamer permabanned from Twitch for parody interview she did as a "woman's rights advocate" encouraging more women to engage in mass shootings, on basis that she engaged in serious violent threats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA2HiqEJ1XA Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10363 every "reply" button takes you to the bottom. End or Command-Down work on desktop. You're presumably on mobile. icab has the feature built in. Scroll to bottom bookmarklet: javascript:window.scrollTo%280%2C100000%29 All the mobil Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10363 I want that button too. ff Discussion 2018/07/22
> You are underestimating his fame. He has strong cachet among Millennials and he's very widely read among shitlibs. HIs writing is all over college syllabi. Go to an affluent or at least college educated shitlib couple's house and 50/50 you see his b Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
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#10361 have you tasted poop? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
#10341 it tastes GOOD. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
[image] fucking paypal. fuck deplatforming. patreon is the same. gumroad are probably SJWs. i don't know if stripe is the same or not. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
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A movie suggestion Anonymouse Discussion 2018/07/21
Trying to have Paths Forward with Vox and NYT about gun violence stats/facts, but there are none: https://crimeresearch.org/2018/05/responding-voxs-popular-americas-unique-gun-violence-problem-explained-17-maps-charts/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
[image] There are no Paths Forward here. There's no way for the truth to change Black's mind. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
snapchat is fucking awful but there are other options like AR Measurekit can do a face mesh! demo vid: https://twitter.com/MeasureKit/status/926154030933528579?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E926154030933528579&ref_url=https%3A Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
downloading snapchat to see how it's true depth camera (iphoneX) face filters are. more realistic animoji that hide your face, or will just partial masks/overlays that don't give enough privacy? let's see... Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
over 2 weeks, no Evan continuation. he's bad to talk to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iajOfqDF5bk&lc=UgzdOsr8dFLk843Z_S54AaABAg Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
dota2 gives broad permission for *live* streams of tournaments with your own commentary, (with your normal ads/sponsorship stuff disabled): http://blog.dota2.com/2017/10/broadcasting-dota-2/ > in addition to the official, fully-produced streams Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
> “Putin is the illegitimate leader of a corrupt and dysfunctional country, an economic nonentity among nations, geographically overstretched, with a rusting military and a population increasingly composed of aging drunks. Trump is the constitutiona Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
curi's dragon animoji reads xkcd comics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkK-UJur5mI Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
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Useful search to find Daniel Eran Dilger articles: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aappleinsider.com+%22By+Daniel+Eran%22 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/19/ifixit-2018-macbook-pro-keyboard-dust-exposure/ neat testing of new apple keyboards with glowing paint dust Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/07/20/phillies-apple-business-chat nice workflow! > To order, a fan would first open the iPhone camera app and scan the QR code on the seat back. That will launch prompts on the iMessage text screen to plac Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
https://www.memri.org/reports/former-isis-member-nour-al-din-al-hatimi-explains-how-he-grew-disillusioned-organization guy goes to Syria to fight for Islam with ISIS. finds out: the muslims there don't want foreigners in their country, and ISIS is Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
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> #10260 nu i like poop but it was also le first ting i thought of cos of how much i like POOOOOOOOOOOOOP. also i dont LIKE poop i like EATING poop. > poop tastes gud. Mr. Hankey fan? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
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#10260 nu i like poop but it was also le first ting i thought of cos of how much i like POOOOOOOOOOOOOP. also i dont LIKE poop i like EATING poop. poop tastes gud. derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/20
OS X custom text editing hotkeys Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
emacs text editing shortcuts and their global macOS equivalents. https://jblevins.org/log/kbd Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
> What do you think of visiting escorts? The reason people want sex so bad is the social-cultural meaning. There is massive social-cultural pressure for prostitutes not to count, for it to be deemed non-meaningful (like casual party hookups, but ev curi Discussion 2018/07/20
[image] bad tweet by Ann. Trump is right. Google is an American company and the EU are a pack of thieves who steal money from US companies with "fines" (by force). Total bullshit that does take advantage Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
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What do you think of visiting escorts? buddy Discussion 2018/07/19
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/pew-research-center-study-shows-that-democrats-have-shifted-to-the-extreme-left/ in the last 23 years, dems have shift left far more than republicans have shifted right. read some of the poll questions Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Sounds like Kindle is completely broken. They are standard html blockquote tags. Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/07/19
I read this article on Kindle, via Send to Kindle app and I couldn't differentiate the quotes from normal text, they appear the same. Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/07/19
Thanks. I swapped their names on gumroad for future downloaders. curi Discussion 2018/07/19
fyi, I think your recent screencasts are labeled incorrectly in Gumroad. e.g. Video 2 is labeled "Parenting; Free Speech", but it's actually the one on pressuring kids, etc. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
first guy on Penn and Teller Fool Us, s05e04, says that his original tricks (the ones he invented) got the best audience responses, so he had the "courage" to keep performing original tricks. doing more of your best-performing, best-selling stuff i Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
https://twitter.com/mujabes/status/1019369643725742085 lol Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Updated the post with a couple more tips. FYI the max image dimensions are 500 pixels tall, 833 pixels wide. Larger images are automatically scaled down (proportionally) so don't worry about it. curi Improvements to Comments 2018/07/19
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[image] I watched the video. He says Muslims love this world too much, and hate death too much, and need to change by embracing Islam more. [image] liar Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
https://www.memri.org/tv/chicago-friday-sermon-ashraf-nusairat-berates-listeners-for-loving-this-world-more-than-they-love-making-sacrifices > Chicago Friday Sermon By Dr. Ashraf Nusairat: Muslims Are Humiliated “Because We Love Our Children More Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
#10322 "you are a racist" = "i don't like you". they have no regard for what words mean. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
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ESPN uses Slasher's info and the story Slasher broke (overwatch news), and then doesn't give Slasher any credit in their article. Monte (an overwatch league caster) says he gave credit to Slasher, so ESPN actually cut that part. People say that Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Improved the quote links not to quote blank lines. curi Discussion 2018/07/19
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> Leftie actor deletes tweet suggesting lefties interested in keeping open mind should follow mainstream conservative Ben Shapiro, then apologizes for tweet Knowing lefties, I initially read this as the following scenario: lefty is flaming other Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Leftie actor deletes tweet suggesting lefties interested in keeping open mind should follow mainstream conservative Ben Shapiro, then apologizes for tweet https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/19/mark-duplass-mindy-project-star-apologizes- Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
> “HE'S BELIEVING PUTIN OVER OUR OWN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES? Moral equivalence! Treason! High crimes and misdemeanors! Kristallnacht! Trump might as well have trampled on a portrait of George Washington. (Or, since we're talking about liberals, Stali Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Increase Quote Level Bookmarklet curi Discussion 2018/07/19
> #10302 yo quoting all the paragraphs from instagram looks hard so i made you a script. it puts a quote and space at the start and after every newline. > > javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value='>'+document.getElementById('comme Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
>“Wikipedia’s detailed account of the murders, which took 20 minutes, is filled with blood-curdling detail. Afterward, as the bodies were being taken to burial, a couple of the Bolsheviks sexually molested the Tsaritsa’s body. > > This was th Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
i’m doing a **BLOG COMMENTS HIGHLIGHTS** newsletter section. *TAKING RECOMMENDATIONS*. any recent comments stand out 2 u? curi Discussion 2018/07/19
Ryan Waggoner in an email newsletter: > **I want to be able to retire by age 40 and never have to work again.** A reasonably typical goal. But by age 40 *it's too late*. People don't have a soul anymore by then. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
look what patio11 knows about! LGF and Dan Rather memogate, from back when LGF was a pro-Isarel, right wing warblog. he also has a theory of what LGF's name means (i don't know what it means and wikipedia says the author hasn't said what it means): Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
#10304 people are noticing. it takes a lot of destruction to get their attention, but the majority aren't just going to roll over and die. [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
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> instagram instapaper, lol Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
#10302 yo quoting all the paragraphs from instagram looks hard so i made you a script. it puts a quote and space at the start and after every newline. javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value='>'+document.getElementById('comment_ar Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp_LA2qE4aM great vid. watch watch watch! muslim immigrants are bad news. curi Discussion 2018/07/19
Rand Paul claims he lost a committee vote 20-1 to defeat language which would allow any country to apply to join NATO https://youtu.be/eUF-WooYYSw Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
>“On the first point, I consider it unfair that Trump’s performance in Helsinki has garnered harsher criticism than other incidents in recent memory. In 2012, for example, a hot microphone at a global nuclear security summit picked up then-Preside Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
>“One such adviser was William Bullitt, FDR’s first ambassador to the USSR, who once had been gushingly pro-Bolshevik — until he spent a few years in the Soviet Union, where he was awakened by the death stench that was Stalinism. As he did with Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
new FI screencasts: https://gumroad.com/l/RMoYh Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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people can be very defeatist about standing up for law and order until someone does it and succeeds. e.g.: http://nymag.com/anniversary/40th/50652/index2.html >Next up, the squeegee men. Considering that most city residents didn’t drive, sure, Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
San Fran lets foreigners vote in election https://abc7news.com/politics/sf-department-of-elections-issues-voter-registration-forms-for-non-citizens/3773817/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
british patriot Boris Johnson gives solid pro-Brexit speech https://youtu.be/q97jk7FaGNg Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/07/oisin-biotechnologies-produces-impressive-mouse-life-span-data-from-an-ongoing-study-of-senescent-cell-clearance/ nice data from a study involving a SENS approach to fighting aging Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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test worked perfect! notice how that tweet pic is less wide than the text above it. it's near but not all the way to max width. perfect! that's cuz it's showing up proper size instead of being doubled. and i checked the max width of images that fit Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
adding -708x327 (or other numbers. first one is width, 2nd height) to the end of an image filename (b4 the extension) will now get the height and width set. the point is to use the dimensions to 50% for retina images, so they don't show up double s Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
> Also, one of the other suggestions besides not using coupons was to give McD's extra money. The cashier *would* notice that and you (and others) could explain to them why you want to give them extra. You could suggest they tell their manager, too. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
>The issue is: literally there is no person at McDs who will notice that you refrained from using a coupon you could have used. Oh, I was thinking that the main point wrt the "noticing" issue is that since McD's is a billion dollar business, the co Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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The issue is *not*: is the amount of money too small for McD's to care about? The issue is: literally there is no person at McDs who will notice that you refrained from using a coupon you could have used. The ET donation is totally unlike that: Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
#10279 >paying extra sacrifices money you could use for something else, including something more important to your values (like supporting FI? if you have nothing even better than that to spend it on) That’s true. So one general idea here is Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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> Trump-Tucker interview part 1: > > http://video.foxnews.com/v/5810471499001/?playlist_id=5198073478001#sp=show-clips > > their video player supports up to 2X btw TRUMP: ...it's incredible, the Democrats want open borders, which is basically s Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
Trump-Tucker interview part 1: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5810471499001/?playlist_id=5198073478001#sp=show-clips their video player supports up to 2X btw Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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#10277 paying extra sacrifices money you could use for something else, including something more important to your values (like supporting FI? if you have nothing even better than that to spend it on) every dollar matters. if you disagree, please gi Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
https://www.camera.org doesn't seem to have an email newsletter. please let me know if you if you can find one. i want to sign up. i signed up for emails from memri, palwatch, campus watch, canary mission Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
>> So, in this situation should one do things like offer to pay more or at least purposely *not* use coupons in order to better give McDonalds what they deserve? > > no. it's not *your* problem. your sacrifice won't make much difference. smells like Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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> So, in this situation should one do things like offer to pay more or at least purposely *not* use coupons in order to better give McDonalds what they deserve? no. it's not *your* problem. your sacrifice won't make much difference. smells like alt Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
> McDonald's seems TOO cheap to me > > They have coupons now where u can get most of their sandwiches for a dollar once a day, and 49 cent cones and stuff > > Lots of people hate McDonald's and believe lies about fake beef and pink slime and stuf Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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ICabMobile has tons of features under puzzle piece in bottom of interface, including adjust video playback speed up to 2x, scroll to bottom, read page aloud, convert page to pdf or ePub etc etc. It's not well organized but functionality is impressive Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
> McDonald's seems TOO cheap to me > > They have coupons now where u can get most of their sandwiches for a dollar once a day, and 49 cent cones and stuff > > Lots of people hate McDonald's and believe lies about fake beef and pink slime and stuf Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
McDonald's seems TOO cheap to me They have coupons now where u can get most of their sandwiches for a dollar once a day, and 49 cent cones and stuff Lots of people hate McDonald's and believe lies about fake beef and pink slime and stuff. So I Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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>> I stopped reading DF regularly cuz of the politics stuff > > there's like 4 anti-Trump posts in a row right now. take a peek if you want a horror show. one says Hillary was 100% right that Trump is Putin's puppet, it's like bragging about her cor Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
> I stopped reading DF regularly cuz of the politics stuff there's like 4 anti-Trump posts in a row right now. take a peek if you want a horror show. one says Hillary was 100% right that Trump is Putin's puppet, it's like bragging about her correct Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
i label politics stuff in my newsletter, make it easy to skip. if i made a lot of money from my blog like DF does, i'd hire someone to put categories on all the posts and set things up so people could skip politics. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
I stopped reading DF regularly cuz of the politics stuff Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
[image] i think i asked him this in the past and got no reply. he should do it. it'd be profitable and a good way to treat people. like fine you wanna post about politics, and we disagree. sure. just make it easy fo Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/07/16/marshall-worst-case > I don’t think it’s the infamous pee tape because even if real, the pee tape might not sink Trump. I think it’s money — that Trump’s entire company, and therefore his perso Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
#10259 wait do you not actually like poop? were you lying!?!? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
#10214 Cos it was le first ting I thought of :P DeRandomAmber Discussion 2018/07/17
https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S89217906/#/S89217906 > I love this sleeper sofa. We needed something for our reading nook in our bedroom, and this couldn’t be more perfect. Quick change to a sleeper sofa (when we have more people sta Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
Great article about Starcraft 2’s ups and downs as an esport https://variety.com/2018/gaming/features/starcraft-ii-esports-history-1202873246/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
UnREAL season 4 just came out. i like the show. it's a fiction show about making a reality tv show similar to the bachelor, so you see behind the scenes about how it's made. not super realistic but i think it's somewhat right in its rather negative at Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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not on prime day sale but i particularly like these soups: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IYYBCH4/?tag=curi04-20 https://www.amazon.com/NongShim-Tempura-Noodle-Ounce-Bowls/dp/B000LQNKAA/?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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Overwatch playoffs performed well on Disney XD tv channel: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/8zg3km/overwatch_league_playoffs_on_disney_xd_ratings/ > The OWL Playoff ratings on Disney XD came in at # 145 with a 0.03 rating i Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
microfiber towels r cool. it's an ez-carry towel. smaller, lighter. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1TX2D6/?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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got 23andMe genetic testing for prime day! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G7PYQTM/?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
i'm buying a travel mug. https://www.amazon.com/Contigo-AUTOSEAL-Stainless-Travel-Weather/dp/B01JIEEFXQ?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
> and only $50 off. $40 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
[image] gross. and only $50 off. i'm upgrading to apple watch series 4 this fall. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
more headphones https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-4-50-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B07BMQXVLB/ref=gbph_tit_m12_a8bd_831a4937?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=b0b71198-a1c4-4ed1-943f-7bbe5ea8a8bd&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-12&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=540734&p Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
wireless charging for iphone x and apple watch (i think it works? haven't checked) for $30 https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Certified-Universally-Compatible-Smartphones/dp/B07D2T7YS9/ref=gbph_tit_m-9_f02d_4ef9ecd2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=89bf231e- Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
https://www.amazon.com/Bose-QuietComfort-Acoustic-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B00M1NEUKK/ref=gbph_tit_m12_a8bd_22ad1068?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=b0b71198-a1c4-4ed1-943f-7bbe5ea8a8bd&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-12&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=540734&pf_rd_m=ATVP Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
Shure SE112-K-BT1 Wireless Sound Isolating Earphones with Bluetooth Enabled Communication Cable https://www.amazon.com/Shure-SE112-K-BT1-Isolating-Earphones-Communication/dp/B074QQP2T2?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_PC_NA_NA 30% off Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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browsing categories is working. y'all could make videos! [image] from https://www.amazon.com/b/?node=17852202011 product link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076ZXYG17/?tag=curi04-20 tbh that isn't even that Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
i can't even do a search on amazon. i got some errors and some blank search results. wtf Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
wow amazon's website is slow. they can't handle their prime day traffic! Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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script not working on mobile. for testing purposes: https://i.imgur.com/IoiIAoN_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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I removed the spaces and it still works: javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value=document.getElementById('comment_argle').value.replace(/(imgur\.com.*?)\?\S+/,'$1').replace(/(https:\/\/i\.imgur\.com\/\w+)_d(\.\S+)/,'![]($1$2)'); Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
OK I made it easy to post imgur pix from iPhone. Add a bookmark with the following as the URL: javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value = document.getElementById('comment_argle').value.replace(/(imgur\.com.*?)\?\S+/, '$1').replace( curi Discussion 2018/07/16
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> #10224 I didn't know gifs were allowed too. I didn't even think about that. But it makes an html image tag and they work. hf curi Discussion 2018/07/16
#10224 I didn't know gifs were allowed too. ff Discussion 2018/07/16
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Rideshare conquered business travel market in less than 5 years https://twitter.com/hunterwalk/status/1018708784812720130?s=21 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
> Amazon super deals in 2.6 hrs [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
lol u deleted the file extension :D PS OOT new route practice run just started https://www.twitch.tv/dannyb21892 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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OOT 100% will have WR under 4hrs soon. https://pastebin.com/Ng1kQkzU Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
#10219 try to imagine those people being parents answering their kid's questions about the world (all sorts of aspects of it). try to imagine those people reading FI essays and learning it. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
https://twitter.com/jasonelevation/status/1018292243617239046 forget the comment on voting. people go to school and are confused by a world map. partly it's because it's not the standard one (normally USA is on the left, not the right), but partly Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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> #10211 i just saw it for the first time. maybe they are testing it out. Oh good point Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
#10215 VPN recommended. e.g. https://www.privateinternetaccess.com Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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#10212 why 💩? #10211 i just saw it for the first time. maybe they are testing it out. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
Solid deal if u need one of these https://slickdeals.net/f/11811055-amazon-cloud-cam-indoor-security-camera-60-w-prime-free-shipping Note it's possible to upgrade this to Amazon Key system (amazon can deliver packages inside your house) with right Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
#10204 ur right i do i like poop thaz le 3 things i haz to say. :P derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/16
> MALTED MOO SHAKE ice cream (tillamook) is DELICIOUS > > recommend trying cuz it’s a different flavor than the standard ones. > > with ben and jerries they throw in goodies and make it high quality, but i can mostly predict what it'll taste lik Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
> too sarcastic? it wasn't really sarcasm, is was tagging/labelling/categorizing. like i literally thing that's in the "love" category. i think it's representative of "love" (specifically the romantic dating sort. and no not every relationship has Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
> #love too sarcastic? could have written like: > luv sux or > "love" sux but i wanted to be more like "this is what love looks like". ok well i guess that's a clearer way to say it. longer tho Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
https://pastebin.com/Kag986XT > He then talks a LOT about the whole situation with Senika (his girlfriend). Not going to translate all of this as it isn't as related to Effect's pro career and gets a bit too intense and personal. But the gist is th Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
https://pastebin.com/Kag986XT > You see all the criticism- "Effect is toxic", "Effect isn't a good team mate". He says they're right. He knows that himself the best. So he can't say anything back. It would be better if he didn't realise this, but h Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
oh god you kinda have to follow Overwatch but lolololololol https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/8z6qej/coaching_staff_changes_for_seoul_dynasty/e2giwsz/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] The sausage kept rolling over. I could turn it 180 degrees but not 90 degrees. I wanted to cook it more evenly. Propping it up on the side with the paper towel worked perfectly! Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
#10203 idk i bet u have **three** other things to say. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
hallo im sleepy from fi and i have nun else to say lmao derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/15
I added text about confirmation emails in several places. I also made a new link for the sidebar: http://curi.us/open-discussion That link will always redirect to the current open discussion page. In the future, when there's too many comment curi Discussion 2018/07/15
I found 2 ppl tried to join FI a couple days ago by email but didn't do the confirmation so they aren't on. And I found 2 more from the last 2 months. I emailed them each individually to let them know the confirm is needing and to suggest trying again curi Discussion 2018/07/15
> & **most of all**, the idea that "you shouldn't punch down" is interesting. it's telling people to ignore most of their critics. and the people saying it conceptualize corrections of mistakes as punches. (admittedly this guy did it in a rude way in Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
MALTED MOO SHAKE ice cream (tillamook) is DELICIOUS recommend trying cuz it’s a different flavor than the standard ones. with ben and jerries they throw in goodies and make it high quality, but i can mostly predict what it'll taste like in adv Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] yeah that guy is clueless @ 1st tweet lame @ "crazy" (2nd tweet) lame @ clueless guy has a high social position (2nd tweet) lame @ sarcasm (3rd tweet) lol @ joke (4th tweet) & **most of all**, curi Discussion 2018/07/15
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[image] Not a fan of sarcasm, but she's right. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
Speedrun routing is awesome Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
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@iOS image upload to get a direct link: Could use an FTP app. Would work. Doesn't sound convenient. PhotoSync is photo-oriented, has auto-uploading of new pics, and I think can do FTP. Maybe it'd work well. https://www.photosync-app.com/iOS.h Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
Environmentalism is stupid. https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/12/starbucks-straw-ban-will-see-the-company > Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic Stupid goals, even stupider implementations. Article author bothered to *weig Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
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[image] interesting. doesn't seem very useful. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
The iCab browser fixed the performance problem (Chrome and Firefox were different than Safari but not great either). https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icab-mobile-web-browser/id308111628 If you have any issues, would advise you leave open your dis Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
I changed the website from html 4 to html 5. And there are no significant WC3 validator errors on this page now. I made large discussion pages a little more efficient: removed a link and a div for every comment. Please let me know if anything br curi Discussion 2018/07/15
Diane Feinstein too conservative for California lefties? https://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/07/15/california-dems-endorse-kevin-de-leon-for-senate-on-abolish-ice-platform/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
Puush has an iOS app. But it doesn't exist in the US app store anymore. I guess it's not maintained. But I figured they might know a solution: [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
ok, so, does anyone know how to upload an image and get a direct link to it on iOS? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
saved img to Files (icloud drive). couldn't find a link. got imgur app. uploaded. got a link but i don't think it'll work. looks like a gallery link. can get the raw image on a computer np but i didn't see how to on iPhone. let's test imgur's li Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
well that dropbox link didn't work. rude! let's test removing the ?dl=0 or modifying it to 1: removed: [image] with dl=1: ![](https://www.dropbox.com/s/b0v6mp8jz6w6r1l/IMG_0001.JPG?dl= Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] Text expansions work on iOS. Settings, general, keyboard, text replacement. iCloud doesn’t want to give links. I saved it to Dropbox which is happy to offer a share link. Hit Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
> The box, somehow (you don't know the inner workings) maps inputs to outputs. wtf is that comma :( curi Structural Epistemology Introduction Part 1 2018/07/15
i wonder how long this page takes to load now, with all the images, if you don't have any of them cached by your browser yet. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] Cool, but how the hell is that "breaking news"? Seems like old news which has been continuously true since Trump was elected (in terms of US policy) and for his entire career in politics (in terms of Ted Cru Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
btw ctrl-t is pretty easy to type one-handed because i changed caps lock to be ctrl. ctrl is also ctrl. [image] Click modifier keys. [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] Gobble are liars. If you email a meal suggestion, they won't make it happen. They'll do something more like: add it to the big database of customer preferences info that the chefs never learned how to use ve Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
On iOS when you share a link and choose the Copy option it leaves out the anchor. So if you try to share a specific comment, you just get the top of the page. Awful! Workaround: instead of using the share feature, touch the URL to edit it, select a Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/12/starbucks-straw-ban-will-see-the-company Starbucks replacing straws with more plastic for no benefit. Environmentalists happy cuz fuck facts, only narrative matters. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
im sleepy from fi. i have nothing else to say lmao derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/15
New Newsletter curi Discussion 2018/07/14
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#10167 i added the javascript to move the cursor to the end of the comment box. for especially long quotes it's bad (scrolls you down), but it's better most of the time. and if you get scrolled down you can fix it real ez by pressing cmd + up arrow (u curi Discussion 2018/07/14
https://twitter.com/MachinePix/status/1018200914832879616 MachinePix posts neat videos. it's nice to see machines doing stuff and saving human labor. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/14
should i add attribution lines? curi Discussion 2018/07/14
deployed new fixes: - caching is just off on post pages. we'll see if there's actually a problem. (my caching is pretty limited anyway – i just delete all the cache when there's an update rather than bothering to delete the right things) - i a curi Discussion 2018/07/14
#10165 alternatively, you can open a quote link in a new tab in order to get quotes of something without affecting what you're writing now. (you may want to copy what you're writing to the clipboard first in case you screw up and don't do it in a new Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/14
warning: don't click quote or reply mid-writing curi Discussion 2018/07/14
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I did some fixes. Sometimes it scrolls to the wrong place on the page in Safari, but not Chrome, and I don't know why. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
> FINALLY!! You know you can ask for features if you want them? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/14
ok i'm pretty sure it's a caching problem. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
auto quoting is working with in development but not on live. investigating. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
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i improved comment permalinks to avoid some unnecessary page reloads. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
I think it'd be easy to add auto-refresh javascript but then i had a better idea: [image] curi Discussion 2018/07/14
comments now use paragraph tags instead of break tags. the goal is that you can copy/paste multiple paragraphs and get double line breaks instead of single line breaks. seems to work now (only tested in mac safari and mac chrome, as usual). curi Discussion 2018/07/14
i think i get the forward links. it's so you can go back and forth. you can click a link to a parent post and then use the forward reference to go the other way (browser back works too though). and if you want to read the grandparent you have to cl curi Discussion 2018/07/13
>> Reading the discussions for a month before posting is recommended in order to learn what to expect. > literally "lurk moar" people arrive with no clue how to quote and who haven't even seen quoting, and also they have no clue what to expect i curi Discussion 2018/07/13
>someone posts italics. i quote him and there are italics in the quote of him that's in my post. can it do that? (without me manually editing in the italics) It can't do that. >what's wrong with those email clients? I just don't like email, it's Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
> It doesn't have different colors because nested quotes are replaced by backlinks in the referenced post numbers. It's cleaner. what you're saying is the design is hostile to what FI wants. what you call "cleaner", all regular FI posters would cal hi Discussion 2018/07/13
#10116 >why is img board better than phpbb or other forums? in general, - Don't have to refresh page to view new posts - Allows multiple "chains" in a single thread without disruption - allows parsing a comment chain from a single comment - No s ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/13
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/13/ifixit-butterfly-keyboard-silicone-barrier/ > iFixit Teardown Suggests 2018 MacBook Pro Keys Feature a Silicone Barrier to Prevent Malfunctions Due to Dust that's good that they improved the keyboard issues. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
It's gross how early children are taught to want to grow up, to disrespect people younger than themselves. [image] I think Lillian is 3. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
I saw this on a Gumroad product sidebar: [image] You'd never guess what it means. [image] "Watch immediately" is all the warning you get that you can't actually download the Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
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No one else in the discussion seemed to notice what DD did or what happened. I think that's revealing about people's knowledge (rather than, in the alternative, mostly just revealing their passivity). Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
well, DD sorta pointed out what happened – i got it, a hypothetical reader who is rational *and* knowledgeable would have a good chance to get it – but the guy DD was talking to didn't understand and DD chose not to communicate to be understood. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
link for DD evolution stuff: https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/1017381752338288640 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
Actually DD anti-clarified by saying the government should stay out of the business of certifying the truth. That retreated to the generic issue and furthered Marcus' impression that DD and Marcus are in agreement on evolution. But actually DD caught Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] [image] All of DD's examples ("survival of the fittest, group selection, epigenetic evolution, and spandrels") are *false*. Group selection is a big giveaway here. The Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] If only the Israelis were making any progress themselves, their relationship with the Palestinians would surely improve and change!? Things shouldn't be stuck just because one side is bad or stuck. Being Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] more mobile traffic to curi.us than i expected. (if anything sux on mobile, tell me and i could improve it) curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Apple updated MacBook pros yesterday. 32gb ram, more cpu cores, 3rd gen butterfly keyboard, etc. https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/13/true-tone-2018-macbook-pro-external-displays/ > When using certain external monitors with the new 2018 MacBook Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
http://www.businessinsider.com/build-a-bear-pay-your-age-day-chaos-success-2018-7 Build-A-Bear had a "Pay Your Age Day" promo and so many people came they had to shut it down due to safety concerns. > Saunders continued: "A lot of parents are no Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] i'm open to suggestions for better img css curi Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] ppl suck. i tried to blank RT it but he blocked me. issue was i corrected some ppl on Poisson distribution stuff. he repeated the same stuff i had pointed out – it seemed like he was trying to argue wi curi Discussion 2018/07/13
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The issue is basically retina screenshots being double size. https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-get-my-retina-Mac-to-not-take-screenshots-that-are-too-big https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/105185/how-can-i-stop-my-retina-display-from-taking curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Image size is too big in some cases – the text in the image is way bigger than the written text after. Testing with a small image: [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1017689459213651969 Asshole Lulie being a jerk to Oism: [image] Actually Twitter is hiding part of her tweet. If you click through: ![](https://puu.sh/AVS25/6de983bb4a.p Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] I read this paper yesterday. It's pretty good but the graph you can see is bad. They should have colored the area *above* the curve for the "score worsens" part, not the area below the curve. Color the gap f Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx1mJNQHSD8&lc=UgzF-wp4jzrOiMCpEm94AaABAg [image] None of Peterson's many legions of fans will debate me. That guy, who challenge the video in comments, sure didn't want to. Meanwh curi Discussion 2018/07/13
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You put the Automator workflow in ~/Library/Services curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Applescript for making a markdown image link with the url currently on the clipboard: on run delay 0.25 -- you need time to let go of your hotkeys tell application "System Events" keystroke "![](" keystroke "v" using {command down} del curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Image max dimensions to display are set to: width: 100% height: 1440 pixels So big images will scale down to fit the comment width. You shouldn't need to worry about image dimensions. Also someone can't put a 5 million pixel tall image (well th curi Discussion 2018/07/13
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why is img board better than phpbb or other forums? can you link any good, FI-like discussion that has taken place on any image board, ever, so ppl can see how the format supports it well? i tried your links. how do you quote people? it didn't s recursive author name Discussion 2018/07/13
>When a child doesn't like school, it certainly never occurs to parents that they are dealing with a person who has a preference and a life, and perhaps should have some control over his life. Instead, all that exists to them is a ball of clay which h Anonymous Children Don't Exist 2018/07/13
#10097 >and yet you haven't given me any sample forum link (you know, somewhere i could reasonably post test posts) I literally did. (8ch.net) here's a few more http://lynxhub.com/ http://containerchan.org/tb/demo/ (vichan) > connected that sa ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/13
> except gmail, which harvests private data. you can make a gmail account just for FI and it doesn't matter what data harvesting they do because all the posts are public anyway. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/12
>conjecturing something is true is *not* labelling it true. And you did not follow it up with an explanation. Which implies that you're quibbling over terminology. We can label something true by conjecturing that it's true. We can't label somethin Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
conjecturing something is true is *not* labelling it true. again your lack of English knowledge is causing confusion. and you jump straight from your lack of English fluency to accusing me of errors (justificationism this time). I'm done replying u Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>You challenged my logical skill and I answered you. But you refuse to discuss the massive logical error I think you made. You just won't acknowledge having ever said it. Why are you looking for permission to criticise me? Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
"Well, CR doesn't, and CR explains that we're fallible. Fallible means we can never establish anything is true, so there's no way to label stuff as true" So your claim is that only things that can be established to be true can be labelled true. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>> you don't label stuff true. > Why not? Well, CR doesn't, and CR explains that we're fallible. Fallible means we can never establish anything is true, so there's no way to label stuff as true. Again you ignore what I'm say. Will you stan Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>you don't label stuff true. Why not? Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> What warrants a claim to be true? If you can't assume or conjecture it's true. How do you label it true? you don't label stuff true. what CR says to do is deduce that X and something else (the criticism, which commonly involves some evidence) Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
What warrants a claim to be true? If you can't assume or conjecture it's true. How do you label it true? Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> You don't understand logic, you can assume things so long as you can discharge it later, Modus Tolens and Modus Ponens are discharge rules. 1) you're using the word "discharge" wrong and not explaining what you mean 2) why don't you reply to # Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
You don't understand logic, you can assume things so long as you can discharge it later, Modus Tolens and Modus Ponens are discharge rules. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> >You can't just assume a criticism is true. > Why not? The context is a deductive proof. Assuming something is true is not a valid step in deductive proof. (If it were, anything could be deduced simply by assuming it's true as a one step deduc Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> Your post at #10093 does not criticise the claim that all explanations should be deductive. It presented relevant discussion and asked you a question before continuing. You ignored the question. Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>You can't just assume a criticism is true. Why not? Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
Your post at #10093 does not criticise the claim that all explanations should be deductive. It simply analysises a specific example of an explanation and says what might be in error about it. Just because there are alternative explanations that he did Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> You can deduce from a true criticism You can't just assume a criticism is true. Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> Almost every implementation on the net uses different configurations. and yet you haven't given me any sample forum link (you know, somewhere i could reasonably post test posts) and connected that sample to any codebase i could use. you're tellin curi Discussion 2018/07/12
>In standard English, this is correct. But with the definition you now claim to be using, it's false. You can't deduce the falsity of theories given proposals (candidate theories to solve a problem), criticism and evidence. Also I don't know what you Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>>> You mean that the definition of "explanation" does not include the criterion that explanations should be deductive? >> Where does "should" come into it? > The should does not come into it. Then why did you write "should"? (This seems like Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>> if the last surviving idea says "you can solve Y problem by Z action", and you have no criticism of that, and you want to solve Y problem, then you should do Z action. > This is an invalid argument. Should does not follow from want. The probl Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
OK p350: > In our case the universal law might be put like this: 'If a rat eats at least eight grains of rat poison it will die within five minutes.' The (singular) initial condition (which is a singular statement) might be: 'This rat ate at least Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
https://github.com/kennell/imageboards >if you link me to a sample forum i'll look at it and see if it meets my discussion forum criteria. 8ch.net ? 4chan.org ? >why would anyone use it who doesn't use my blog comments currently? what's better? ur mom's dad's a where a = ur mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
> **explanation** (roughly) A statement about the nature of things and the reasons for things. This does not contradict the criterion > >You mean that the definition of "explanation" does not include the criterion that explanations should be de Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>if the last surviving idea says "you can solve Y problem by Z action", and you have no criticism of that, and you want to solve Y problem, then you should do Z action. This is an invalid argument. Should does not follow from want. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> You mean that the definition of "explanation" does not include the criterion that explanations should be deductive? Where does "should" come into it? DD in FoR terminology section: > **explanation** (roughly) A statement about the nature of Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>Are you aware that in standard English "explanations" aren't deductive? Or are you going to deny that? You mean that the definition of "explanation" does not include the criterion that explanations should be deductive? I was not using the dict Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> if at time t there is a criticism of P1 but not of P2, then It cannot be deduced from this investigation that P2 is true or should be accepted. this depends on what acceptance means. you haven't tried to address what you or ET means. > If you Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
I have requested citations and your conjectures for my mystification are not exhaustive, but loaded. If you don't want to give the cites that's up to you. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> The context of the discussion is about the theory of decision making on this site. ET has asserted it. I was not trying to accuse you of it personally. OK but i'm not going to be sympathetic to criticism of ET's ideas without quotes, either. so t Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
>> All of this is is compatible with the conjecture that P2 is true and also accepting P2, tentatively, of course. You don't add anything to the discussion by saying it should be accepted, other than dogmatism. >You are putting words in my mouth wi Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> Elliott, instead of having an email group, why don't you run a single-board, single-thread instance of a chan client like the one 8chan or 4chan uses? one t in my first name. if you link me to a sample forum i'll look at it and see if it meet curi Discussion 2018/07/12
Are you aware that in standard English "explanations" aren't deductive? Or are you going to deny that? Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> You need to cite where David Deutsch and Karl Popper say that explanations aren't deductive. You read their books (which ones) and didn't understand this? Serious question. I will look up the cites if you claim to have actually read several bo Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
#10074 thanks! #10075 >wat maybe I'll post an intro tomorrow. >u didn't even link what u mean They're both video games. ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
> When I say I have been pretty clear. This is a conjecture which is not criticised by saying "you are not explaining yourself well". not even the right part of speech, and not a correct English sentence, is not "pretty clear" when someone is sayin Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
Elliott, instead of having an email group, why don't you run a single-board, single-thread instance of a chan client like the one 8chan or 4chan uses? There are a lot of them on github. Tripcodes allow for user identities, post numbers and quoting imp ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
>Also I don't know what you think "criticism" is, but you can't mean what KP/ET/DD mean (explanations of how/why ideas are mistaken) because that isn't deductive. You need to cite where David Deutsch and Karl Popper say that explanations aren't ded Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
I am willing to keep at this. I will try to address at least some of the errors you point out. When I say I have been pretty clear. This is a conjecture which is not criticised by saying "you are not explaining yourself well". Instead of this I sh Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> Have any of you ever heard about Edenism? KoanicSoul? Anyone here familiar with vault-co? The Neanderthal/Melonhead/Sapes distinctions? wat? > play Transistor and Bastion u didn't even link what u mean hi Discussion 2018/07/12
> Quick, name the best classical music you've ever heard otherwise I'll be really cross $^{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV4LUrbyGu8 hi Discussion 2018/07/12
Have any of you ever heard about Edenism? KoanicSoul? Anyone here familiar with vault-co? The Neanderthal/Melonhead/Sapes distinctions? ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
Quick, name the best classical music you've ever heard otherwise I'll be really cross $^{ ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
**EVERYONE** should play Transistor and Bastion once with a god-tier sound system. There. whew. ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/12
My mistake, I missed it in the attacks, typos, and bad grammar: > To determine here used means to show that one thing lfollows from another thing, using the rules of logic. That is the right part of speech. But it's not what "determine" means Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
You still haven't even tried to give a definition of "determine" which is the right part of speech. I kept asking but you won't try to do that. That's why I was giving up. You just stopped even trying to continue. I think this was clear but you weren' Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> I have already explained my terminology. This is an example of one of the many ways you kept asserting the other guy was wrong, not you. You're basically saying "omg just listen better". > I offered a pretty clear explanation. You literally Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> you think others are mistaken, when actually you're mistaken This could be true. But it could easily apply to you. Isn't this an example of bad spirit? I am open to criticism. There are lots of demands you are making and some of them are con Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> besides fun and humor: disrespecting taboos. freedom of speech. standing up to some restrictive societal rules about decorum. that kinda thing. yes South Park is my favorite TV show. Maybe thinking of it in that context will help people unders curi Physics Is Fun 2018/07/12
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You aren't explaining what you think "determine" means. You aren't even giving an answer in the right category. You haven't given something that even could be an answer, let alone one that addresses key issues like what knowledge is and whether fallib Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
I agree with grammar correction. But you asked me to explain my terminology which I did, you did not ask me to get the dictionary definition. So your slight of hand criticism is troublesome and not in good spirit. To determine here used means to Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> Determine means what can be logically deduced from what, given the statements on plat. Are you ESL? I don't know what "on plat" is. Double typo for "in play"? Have you tried looking up "determine" in a dictionary? "what can be logically Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
I have already explained my terminology. The very first paragraph explains it. Determine means what can be logically deduced from what, given the statements on plat. At least some guesswork at any particular time cannot be deduced from the statements Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> By determine, I mean that when we investigate statements for their truth value, what does the investigation allow us to conclude logically about the relationship between the evidence and criticism, and the theory (or proposal) . that is not a de Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
By determine, I mean that when we investigate statements for their truth value, what does the investigation allow us to conclude logically about the relationship between the evidence and criticism, and the theory (or proposal) . Positivists claim that Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> I am not saying we don't learn things through checking [for consistency]. But that was what you started debating me about... I criticized your: >>> If there is consistency we don't learn anything and so on. You seem dead set on provid Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
I am not saying we don't learn things through checking. But we learn in only two ways, conjecture and criticism. When we are looking over a theory or set of theories we have expectations and those expectations are corrected or nothing happens. When yo Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
> If there is consistency we don't learn anything that is not already in the conjectures ithemselves. You're trying to correct me on math which I wasn't talking about. We don't normally evaluate our ideas mathematically. We do learn things when Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
To the anon who wrote #10037 You're making many different claims. Is there a particular one you think is important and want to focus on? And did you want to talk with me, was that one of your goals? I'm open to discussion if that's what you're look curi Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
"A consistency check is a substantive thing in its own right." The failure of finitistic program in mathematics shows that you cannot prove, in the mathematical sense, that something is consistent (it's consistency always remains conjectural) only Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
This doesn't help me. You aren't addressing the terminology issues or clarifying your previous statements. And you're introducing new issues and concepts, and referring to a great deal of background knowledge which seems to be partially Popperian but Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
Conjectures are either consistent or inconsistent with other conjectures. If we have an inconsistency it points to an error. This is something negative. If there is consistency we don't learn anything that is not already in the conjectures ithemselves Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
> Wny not engage with what I am saying i'm trying to. i tried to get clarification. you still have not clarified what you think "determine" means and how it differs from "know". we seem to be so far apart in perspective it's hard to understand each Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
Wny not engage with what I am saying, instead of trying to find out my credentials. If we have a set of proposals, we can determined, by criticism and evidence, that they are in error, fallibly of course, but you can't determine that they are not i Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
you aren't clarifying. can you introduce yourself? have you read ET, KP, DD? we don't seem to have similar background knowledge. i guess you stopped trying because you think i'm hostile, so now we won't be able to get anywhere. you didn't really Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
Yes, we can conjecture the truth. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
what does > cannot be determined mean if not that we can't know? are you say we *can* know, but can't determine it? you are being unclear. i'm not hostile. why did you think i am? you didn't quote anything and explain any hostility in it. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
>you can create knowledge about it. I never denied this. But knowledge is created through guesswork. Guesswork can be true or not true. CR proposes guesswork and criticism. Guesswork gives us the material, criticism wittle's it away. I come Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
> i can already do that without a tray, if i have say, 3 bowls, 3 plates, 2 cups, 3 forks, and 3 spoons. i could bring those all to the kitchen with just my 2 hands you seem confused about 1) what is easier and more convenient 2) what you " Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
#10037 doing nothing is a *candidate solution*, rather than a different kind of thing that can't be considered as a (potential) solution. > The whole point was that you can be indifferent to the last remaining solution. "indifferent" is ambig Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
ah! i forgot to respond to the very last comment in the same comment that i just posted >also lots of people accumulate dirty dishes in their rooms instead of taking them back one plate at a time. they should take them back one at a time after t internetrules Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
> i dont drink straight milk > i eat in my room like 90% of the time. the issue isn't what you do, the post is about general advice, not about you personally. all your arguments are extremely biased. you are doing everything you can to favor Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
>given some situation, some evidence, some known candidate solutions, etc, etc, there is a right answer (and objective truth) about what you should do about it and what judgement you should reach. Yes, but it cannot be determined. You seem to assum Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
>> but doing nothing is not a solution. >of course it is. it's an action you can take in regards to a problem. it may solve your problem, or not. This reply only makes sense as a reply if you substitue "action" for "solution" in the original cl Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
>carrying something on every finger isn't very realistic. i think it would work if you tried to, but being able to utlize all 5 fingers would be damn rare son! at most i sometimes need to carry 3 liquid containers that have a lid and handle. >t internetrules Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
also lots of people accumulate dirty dishes in their rooms instead of taking them back one plate at a time. suppose you use a tray 50% of the time, and you carry food by hand 50% of the time. you can put the hand-carried plate on the tray for takin Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
carrying something on every finger isn't very realistic. the pinky isn't very strong and the thumb isn't in line with the rest. tray would be better. and lots of drink containers don't have handles that'll go over your finger nicely. walking around Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
i was thinking about all of these points while reading them, and wasnt sure if i was gonna respond to them or not, so i decided to just start writing my thoughts down while reading the points >easy to carry more than 2 things at once (this is why i internetrules Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
Trays are also useful for kids' food. A tray makes it easy to bring food to and from wherever a kid wants to eat. It helps keep food from tipping over and spilling on a soft surface like a sofa. anon Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
> (presumably) curi's neighbour isn't a philosopher As AR and ET have explained, everyone is a philosopher. They have methods of thinking, (possibly unconscious) ideas about how reason works, moral ideas, etc. See PWNI. CritRat, do you have any Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
To #10027 The claim that philosophy is more 'important' than shuffleboard is ambiguous: what would you mean by that? It is not meaningless to say that Popper is a better philosopher than curi's neighbour since (presumably) curi's neighbour isn't CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
So CritRat, you think it is wrong or meaningless to say philosophy is more important than shuffleboard or that Popper is a better philosopher than curi's neighbour? Another Anon Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
#10023 > It's contextual (what kind of comparison are you doing, for what purpose). Rand didn't say much about induction or evolution, and Popper didn't say much about selfishness, altruism, measurement omission, or integrity. Yes, that is actua CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
>I fear that's a recurring pattern for him – think someone is wrong, proceed as if he's right with no debate and no way to potentially be corrected (e.g. by ignoring them). It's a common way people live. People normally debate those they partly agre Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/07
Despite being autistic ET is a social dynamics grandmaster. He always thinks 10 steps ahead so don't be fooled. If it looks like this guy looked at ET and thought "This guy is a creep I better run" that's all part of ET's plan. I trust ET who Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/07
> It's about the ideas. ET *was* comparing their ideas, not their social lives, physical beauty, whatever. > Note that Rand and Popper don't have a lot of overlap. It's contextual (what kind of comparison are you doing, for what purpose). Ran Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
To #10021 Thanks for your response, I liked it. It seems that ET thinks that Rand and Popper did not have much overlap: > Note that Rand and Popper don't have a lot of overlap. But if you (or anyone) thinks that they do, then I am inter Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
I guess the person who asked about the comparison had a reason – some way they found it useful. And ET did too, or he wouldn't have compared. You are unaware of what problem(s) the comparison solves for them. You don't see the point they see. You c Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
#10019 It would still be irrational to judge an idea outside of its niche. For example, you could compare ducks and wolfs and ask which one is better, but why would you do that? These animals don't deal with the same problems and aren't in competi CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
> My point was that any judgement about which ideas are most important is a prophecy. I think ET was judging their importance as understood today, not as it will be judged in a million years. Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
To #10017 The whole problem of the measure is kind of a non-issue anyway, but ET's response to that was mistaken. This needed to be pointed out. My point was that any judgement about which ideas are most important is a prophecy. We don't know w CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
You can generate a measure suitable for ordering a two element set of {Rand, Popper} by taking ET's comments in #9433 and ANDING them together as measuring criteria, e.g.: huge contribution AND no bottom 99% low points AND better writing skill than Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
ET went through 6 OSE quotes with commentary and explanation, and CritRat's response is to claim ET is too focused on people and meta – then to write meta discussion about ET but not respond about OSE. > when you say that someone is better than s Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
#10014 Do you want something? What is your message trying to achieve? Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
Your response is terrible: you are very people oriented (instead of ideas oriented), and you introduce a lot of meta discussion. This is to say that you add a lot of clutter and spend little time addressing my arguments. For example, the statement CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
>site:curi.us isyn i did not know you could do "site:" to limit your search to a specific site. internetrules [Excerpt] curi: Go to sleep. Elliot: not tired curi... 2018/07/06
:) maybe get ur dad to try to help you search for more. you could try different ways to search and learn about google, plus i don't know where they are either. i found the 3 i linked pretty fast with this google search: site:curi.us isyn Anonymous [Excerpt] curi: Go to sleep. Elliot: not tired curi... 2018/07/03
This one i rlly liked. Bitch its meena. [Excerpt] curi: Go to sleep. Elliot: not tired curi... 2018/07/03
>>> We both agree there aren't many worthwhile people in the world, so I don't want us to miss this opportunity. > https://www.grammarly.com/blog/comma-before-so/ > > https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/607/ I think both of these link Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Since I didn't like Tew's paid work on MGTOW, and his bad attitude, I didn't send him the letter. Instead I tweeted a very abbreviated version: https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1014249951868551168 [email protected] If you're going to ignore my mess curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
how to ask a question curi Discussion 2018/07/03
@Dagny: Jordan Peterson has actually responded to me more than CT has. Peterson thanked me, from his personal email address, for finding some typos in his book. I guess he cares about that kind of thing more than Nadav ;) I think Peterson's choi curi Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>you accuse curi of "obsessing over" CT, which *is* actually psychologizing. You seem unclear on what psychologizing is and unable to identify it I stand by my point about terms being important, and thank you for directing my attention. I should have Nadav Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Both ET and CT spent far more time taking an interest in Jordan Peterson than ET has spent taking an interest in CT. Nadav accuses ET of obsession with CT, but accuses no one of obsession with Jordan Peterson. For another parallel, note Peterson's Dagny Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Unlike Nadav, Charles Tew stands out positively in some significant ways. But he's also in pain and failing to cope with the irrational society he lives in. E.g.: https://twitter.com/CharlesTew0/status/933590124901883905 > I hope these morons ev Dagny Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
I googled: comma before so The results are helpful. Top two: https://www.grammarly.com/blog/comma-before-so/ https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/607/ Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Some reasons people are interested in grammar (Nadav bizarrely and incorrectly attributes this interest to ET personally): - They are trying not to make mistakes because they are trying not to overreach ( http://fallibleideas.com/overreach ). Tryi Dagny Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>He doesn't owe you a thing. He has every right to ignore you and not provide an excuse. That's fine but then he shouldn't hold himself out as a philosopher and intellectual. To hold oneself out as such and then refuse to have any means by which on Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>> He doesn't owe you a thing. He has every right to ignore you and not provide an excuse. >Agreed. Tew is not obligated to respond. Tew doesn't owe ET anything. But he does owe it to *himself* and whatever good is in him to try to do the right Kate Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
> He doesn't owe you a thing. He has every right to ignore you and not provide an excuse. Agreed. Tew is not obligated to respond. > If he decided for his own reason not to reply, I don't see how these extra posts changing his mind if he is ra Anne B Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>>> We both agree there aren't many worthwhile people in the world, so I don't want us to miss this opportunity. >> >> I'd delete this comma too. > > Why? Seems ok to me. "So" is being used to connect 2 independent clauses. The only reason I h Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>> I'm guessing they don't do it when they have no audience. > > Why? > > I think they still do it some. The audience is just *themselves*. Even when alone, ppl spend a lot of thought trying to convince themselves that they are morally superior to Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
> I am afraid you are just psychologizing him. This is an interesting claim, considering that you accuse curi of "obsessing over" CT, which *is* actually psychologizing. You seem unclear on what psychologizing is and unable to identify it Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
I do agree with some of the criticism you laid and enjoy your writing advice. I just don't think CT is a philosopher or that he has a book coming out. If he will publish a book, I expect it to be on a similar level to Stefan Molyneux's books. You Nadav Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>> We both agree there aren't many worthwhile people in the world, so I don't want us to miss this opportunity. >I'd delete this comma too. Why? Seems ok to me. "So" is being used to connect 2 independent clauses. Kate Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>I'm guessing they don't do it when they have no audience. Why? I think they still do it some. The audience is just *themselves*. Even when alone, ppl spend a lot of thought trying to convince themselves that they are morally superior to other Kate Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
laughing at people Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
I like the Updated Draft to Tew. I especially like how you appeal to his integrity, both when you explicitly say that's what you are doing and also in your proposal in the last paragraph. I also like that you used appropriate Rand quotations. Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
I reviewed Tew's twitter feed. He's very unhappy. Maybe I should stay away. And I found this: https://twitter.com/CharlesTew0/status/995868606796836864 > Based on the comments I'm getting on YouTube, a mgtow called sandman mentioned me. I curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Updated Draft to Tew curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
>In the alternative, I could hire you for a philosophy lesson, since I understand you sell those. I would like be to corrected by you about Popper, Deutsch, induction and justificationism, if you're able to do that. "to be" instead of "be to" Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
>The terms I propose are: if you judge that you were mistaken about me, you refund it. I think you might need to either omit "are" or the colon. https://www.grammarly.com/blog/colon-2/ >A colon should not separate a noun from its verb, a verb Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
> >Will you look at my writing about Rand and repeat that? > I think "repeat" comes off a little aggressive. Maybe "reconsider" instead? It *is* aggressive. (Don't hedge with "little".) It's also a reference to Rand: > He added, “You know, curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Lessons Alisa Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
>You implied that my claim to serious interest in Objectivism, and being influenced by Rand, is false. I don't see a reason for the commas. Also, I'd put in another "to" before being. Or you could say "You implied that my claim to having (a?) Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
New text to avoid a potential misunderstanding: Note: Popper is considerably more mixed than Rand. E.g. he's pretty bad about politics. I do not endorse Popper as a whole. I specifically think he made a valuable breakthrough in epistemology, which curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Note that Tew literally sells one-on-one philosophy lessons for money. (I knew that when thinking he might be willing to spend time on something if there was money in it for him.) So presumably he'd sell lessons to me, right? That's another way to fra curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
> whose right, whose wrong who's Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
> There should be some way to get past our impasse so that we can find out whose right, whose wrong, and why. After this, I should add a sentence: Note that if I'm right, you don't lose. We can both be better off in big ways. curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Draft message to Tew curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
If he would respond at all, one of the many solutions is I could *donate to support his work*, in return for him reconsidering. I don't mind doing that to persuade him that I really do agree with and appreciate – hugely! – some things he said. He curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Tew is correct that *the thing he thinks I meant* – the idea he attributes to me – is profoundly stupid. I agree with him that that is profoundly stupid. I meant something else. I can sympathize with laughing at that the bad idea Tew had in mind curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
I updated the post by adding this paragraph: > Biological evolution created a particular range of human eye designs, and not others. Our eyes see some things and not others, and process the data with some algorithms. Our eyes don't just present raw curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2018/07/02
Perhaps Tew, as an admirer of HB, could be the first person to refute a sentence of http://curi.us/1930-harry-binswanger-refuses-to-think > “If you can refute a single sentence I uttered, madame, I shall hear it gratefully.” Dagny Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
curi, Tew thinks you're not who you claim to be. Will he check his beliefs by giving you any challenge or test? Why doesn't he ask you a couple hard questions? He could use generic ones and reuse them with other people in the future, and post them Dagny Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
> I really agree with your paths forward thing. He says while leaving no contact info and immediately going silent. Where are the paths forward with Nadav? Dagny Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Tew apparently won't answer my arguments or Popper's arguments. And nor will anyone who agrees with Tew. (There are a couple anti-Popper articles by Objectivists but they grossly misrepresent Popper's views – in the same standard ways that non-Objec curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
> He doesn't say what he is doing to find those people though. So maybe he doesn't put much effort into it and don't care much about finding others. He found me, thought I was wrong about something, and ridiculed me (instead of quoting and arguing, curi Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Tew is aware of me already: https://youtu.be/Yu0-zP-54B8?t=1576 He calls my writings "poorly written and dumb" and "so profoundly mistaken", doesn't name me (cowardice? a favor!? not wanting people to be able to read what i said and judge for th curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Thanks for the quotes, guilherme. > > I don't think that any good person will get what he deserves Like fame and riches? Perhaps I won't get those, but *so what?* I still prefer to be a philosopher over e.g. a programmer at Apple making $500,000 curi Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/02
>Another thing I was wondering is whether CT wants to be alone in the world, to be special. In this video (https://youtu.be/UNC5UQ6vT8Y) he says: 2:28:13 > I don't think people are good enough to recognize value[…] I don't think that any good guilherme Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/02
In another video, Tew says he basically can't write essays without an editor, but fortunately he's found one. He says he can't edit an essay himself without waiting weeks to get a fresh perspective. He puts up videos where he talks, in real time, w curi Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/01
> Book writing is normally overreaching. People make and overwhelmingly large amount of errors while writing books – which overwhelms there ability to correct errors, and so the books end up with tons of errors in them – because they don't have th PAS Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/01
I wrote a new blog post about Tew: http://curi.us/2120-thoughts-on-charles-tew curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/01
> For the comment above me I'll reply that an Objectivist has all the right reasons to dislike Stephan. I think FF wrote that comment because he knows that I dislike Molyneux. He was trying to give me useful information that reflects positively on curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/01
This is what I have to say Nadav Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/01
He also dislikes Molyneux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIdWAa-0oOw FF Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/01
I left a YouTube comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5Ce45H7ojU&lc=UgzQ_G-sxyUxt2PMsR14AaABAg No one in the video mentions that ARI Objectivism already tried debating Jordan Peterson – and failed miserably. https://www.youtube.com/watch? curi Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/30
I wrote a letter to Charles Tew: http://curi.us/2119-open-letter-to-charles-tew curi Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/30
oh god he doesn't have a public email address, and this video has 38 comments, not a good place to get his attention, email would be better. he has one of those stupid contact forms on his website. i hope it works... I have sent him the followi curi Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/30
Never heard of him. His website is super broken. Can't click links to view the content for any of the blog posts on his homepage ( https://www.charlestew.com ). Tried Safari and Chrome. But I saw something interesting, he has criticism of Alex Epst curi Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/30
off topic anon Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/30
But I started writing about some solo LOB SCS gameplay in bg1! https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/comment/990132/#Comment_990132 https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/comment/990134/#Comment_990134 https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/comment curi Baldur's Gate II Playthrough Notes, Part 1 2018/06/29
I finished bg2 and ToB eventually (dragonspear too) but I didn't write about it. curi Baldur's Gate II Playthrough Notes, Part 1 2018/06/29
You're different too! I love you! Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/26
I have no problem with American English. Not being American myself I don't know how much "different from" is used versus "different than". I see that American writers/editors 0themselves recommend "different from" and reserve "different than" for when Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/23
this isn't formal writing... i dislike formal writing in the sense they mean. and your own link says: > Different than is common in American English read some other pages, too. it's fine. the history of this, like plenty of other issues, is: som curi Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/23
My mistake - you're not curi. From the top of google: http://www.dictionary.com/e/different-from-or-different-than/ > In formal writing, different from is generally preferred to different than. This preference has to do, in part, with the his Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/23
The top of google clearly says "different than" isn't wrong. You have given no explanation of why you think it's wrong. I don't know why you're talking about "your usage" and giving *me* the benefit of the doubt. You decided to assume I'm curi? Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/23
I did look it up myself. I think you should have used "different from". I didn't presume you hadn't looked it up so I asked "Different than? Different from?" to prompt an explanation for your usage rather than just outright saying you're wrong. I was Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/23
You could look it up yourself and see. I don't understand comments like this. Do you not understand google? google for: different than from Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/22
Different than? Different from? Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/22
Bro no offence but u rly need to get laid. Also have you considered FI might have serious problems with it that people don't feel comfortable bringing up? Or that maybe they really do have things in their life that are more important? A very cool guy Passivity as a Strategic Excuse 2018/06/22
>It hurts our cause to get things wrong. i think that sentence is ambiguous, and could either mean "our cause is to get things wrong, and the things described previously hurt our cause of getting things wrong" or it could mean "It hurts our cause i internetrules Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller Misquote Obama 2018/06/22
>Easy. ET made a mistake by talking to you too much. He was overly generous, charitable, and tolerant – he gave too much of the benefit of the doubt to a person who wasn't worth it (not even close because you're way too hostile). OK let me ask y Anonymous at 4:14 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
>> remember one time Elliot was wrong about something >The errors I made in evaluating DD. That sounds interesting. What errors do you feel you made? Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
@#9941 Heh, sure, granted. It's complicated and I don't want to go into the details, but I'll concede some error there. Nevertheless, the following is something I'd be happy to answer in general, and I think it's of general interest, so I'm goin curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
> I have a fun idea for a game. Let's go in a circle and each try to remember one time Elliot was wrong about something. Anyone want to play? Easy. ET made a mistake by talking to you too much. He was overly generous, charitable, and tolerant –  Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
In general (as is well known) it's hard to argue some types of negative claims as the opener of a discussion. I'll do it anyway if he offers enough money or catches my interest enough. Otherwise, well, it's his topic, not mine. If he doesn't want to p Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
Also it's somewhat strange that a group of people who has "fallibility" in its name treats Elliot as defacto infallible. I have a fun idea for a game. Let's go in a circle and each try to remember one time Elliot was wrong about something. Anyone Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
> unrefuted and refuted? :) ppl don't understand how unrefuted is related to owning the idea yourself. that terminology misses the point of coming at these things in another way. the meaning of the smile is unclear. Anonymous Backbone, Pushback, Standing Up For Your Ideas 2018/06/21
unrefuted and refuted? :) Alisa Backbone, Pushback, Standing Up For Your Ideas 2018/06/21
Also Dagny tbh you seem pretty unhappy. There is no shame in that I also feel like that sometime. Even Elliot. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
Seriously though guys what breaks the symmetry? We can spend all day telling each other what the other's posts didn't contain rather than focusing on what they did contain. It's a really trivial rhetorical device. What fun is that when there is so Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
>You didn't share anything about why you think it's true or how you came to that conclusion. Explain? Bro you didn't share anything about why you think it *isn't true* or how you came to that conclusion. You just denied it. That doesn't make for a Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
What should we name the 2 categories? curi Backbone, Pushback, Standing Up For Your Ideas 2018/06/21
> why do you think FI ppl so often seem unhappy? I deny the claim (that they so often seem unhappy). You didn't share anything about why you think it's true or how you came to that conclusion. Explain? Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
curi (and other FI ppl): why do you think FI ppl so often seem unhappy? other communities, even similar topics like rand, don't seem to have this struggle aspect. they seem unhappy *around FI*. what do you think is the cause? is it "high standards" or Anonymous at 9:55 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
Spencer just retweeted the following: https://twitter.com/Aidan_G_Moore/status/1009551718974013442 > This is where "fact checking" becomes needless nitpicking... This is a really bad attitude! This is independent evidence – besides his i Anonymous Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller Misquote Obama 2018/06/20
https://twitter.com/jihadwatchRS/status/1009545264527314944 > If you had come in a civil manner, I'd have gladly received a real correction. Spencer talking to someone else – quite persistently (Spencer keeps responding over and over) – wh Anonymous Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller Misquote Obama 2018/06/20
Updated this post. I showed it to Robert Spencer today and he doubled down on his error then ignored me. Sad! curi Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller Misquote Obama 2018/06/20
What are formal criteria? Evan O'Leary Critical Preferences and Strong Arguments 2018/06/20
If you don't write your name, I don't know your name. Of course e.g. your web server accesses still show up in nginx's standard access.log If you want more clarity on how websites work, and what information about you they have access to, do your ow curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/20
> They appear to be lying and actually were not impersonated. Did you verify this? Are these comments not in fact anonymous? Please clarify the anonymity policies. Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/20
> "and so on" is a nonspecific appeal to an unstated theory. Saying that one's list is incomplete is not an appeal. That doesn't even make sense. > Why not consider the rest formal? It says we should prefer a theory if and only if it seems to me Anonymous Critical Preferences and Strong Arguments 2018/06/19
Informal vs formal Evan O'Leary Critical Preferences and Strong Arguments 2018/06/19
>we live in a nightmare world where most people seem to think it’s good to use $200,000,000 of taxes on a project [...] because the project promotes some value they care deeply about but find it difficult to voluntarily raise $200,000,000 for. Sc guilherme Taxes 2018/06/19
>It takes people’s wealth by force, regardless of whether they agree or disagree with what the government is using the wealth for. I'm not sure if most people notice the importance of the different means used to achieve something, like through co guilherme Taxes 2018/06/19
Anonymous at 4:14 AM wrote: >> Anonymous at 4:14 AM apparently cannot imagine a scenario where somebody wants elliots help with his mind. > Yes the twisting of self esteem involved in doing so is something that is pretty hard to imagine for me p New person at 4:07 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
The big things about this conversation are that anon414 never writes substance and never replies to substance. Examples of non-meta, non-psychology substance comments: #9866 curi analyzes how learning works. #9882 PAS analyzes whether FI/TCS is curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
> That wasn't me. I think Elliot should really do something about this user identification problem. They appear to be lying and actually were not impersonated. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
Anonymous at 4:14am wrote: >> Is there such a thing as being too rich to want payment for ones services? > No but a billionaire how would insist on a 400$ consulting fee would look rather weird. why are you talking about what does and doesn't New person at 4:07 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
Anonymous at 4:14am wrote: >> Or is there a premise in anon @ 4:14am’s question that if elliot was rich then he wouldn’t be trying to get a few hundred dollars from his clients? (The premise makes no sense. All businesses start off with zero in New person at 4:07 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
> > But in practice there isn't much criticism of Elliot. > I guess the criticism from Anonymous at 4:14 AM doesn't count? Nor from Taleb, nor any other outsider? Elliot goes way out of his way to get criticism, e.g. by visiting hostile forums li another anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
> Like I said above, when you people decide you want to move on from this you should know you will have other people's love and support and also that you will be able to retain everything you found meaningful or exciting about this. Who are these p anonymous nice person Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
Sorry the above comment is me. Forgot to include the name. You should really do something about this. It will make your blog a nicer happier place. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
>> I meant other people here not you. Though TBH is hustling your list members for O(100$) in cash something you just do for fun? >I don’t know how to understand this comment. >Is it a dig? Or does he just not understand capitalism/business? Or bo Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
>Anonymous at 4:14 AM apparently cannot imagine a scenario where somebody wants elliots help with his mind. Yes the twisting of self esteem involved in doing so is something that is pretty hard to imagine for me personally. Like I said above, wh Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
>Do you not have anything better to do with your life than to say boring, vulgar crap at people you think are in a cult? That wasn't me. I think Elliot should really do something about this user identification problem. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
#9879 >> I have been pretty public about the fact that I'm not poor. FI in general skews towards things like programmers, not poor people. > I meant other people here not you. Though TBH is hustling your list members for O(100$) in cash somethi Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
Anonymous at 4:14 AM wrote: > One thing cults do is they destroy people's sense of self. Elliot is very good at doing that. He often makes statements to the effect of somehow knowing you better than you know yourself that often make people feel bad New person Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
>> I should get a life or something. > Do you not have anything better to do with your life than to say boring, vulgar crap at people you think are in a cult? Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Do you not have anything better to do with your life than to say boring, vulgar crap at people you think are in a cult? Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
I love cum and being called names. So I hope to extract both by my continued participation in this one-of-a-kind forum. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Anon @ 4:14 AM what value are you getting out of your posting here Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>Everything said by Anonymous at 4:14 AM today is bait. He's doing whatever to try to bait replies/reactions. Bro you just made a total bitch out of me. I would now like to proceed to sucking your dick. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Everything said by Anonymous at 4:14 AM today is bait. He's doing whatever to try to bait replies/reactions. Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>so angry and mean So you agree with Taleb then? Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
#9899 so angry and mean Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Hmm well you liked it not him. I didn't speak for you, I spoke off you. I appreciate what you are trying to do but posts designed to point out others' mistakes are a bad place to make errors yourself! You should carefully review each comment be Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Nah, I totes liked it. Don't speak for me. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>Oh, he won't think about things because he's scared they might persuade him. He decided in advance that if he was persuaded that would indicate he was duped, so he's taking steps to sabotage persuasion/learning/thinking. Elliot will not like you m Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>Bro you can stop using your Jedi mind tricks. You are not going to break me. This is not the dupe you are looking for. Though to be fair if you were a hot woman it would totally work. It's like most men have this bug in the mind which makes it pos Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Oh, he won't think about things because he's scared they might persuade him. He decided in advance that if he was persuaded that would indicate he was duped, so he's taking steps to sabotage persuasion/learning/thinking. Someone Else Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>I don't think you're too stupid to figure this out. It's heavy bias and hostility. You aren't putting much effort into understanding, and you're also putting some effort into preventing understanding. Bro you can stop using your Jedi mind tricks. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>Another type of statement Elliot often makes is asking for *quotes* to go with hostile accusations or criticisms. I guess while surveying Elliot's statements you conveniently ignored those statements. OK, mein Bruder von einer anderen Mutter. Aber Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Some criticisms are easier to find than others (the easier to find ones are low hanging fruit). Most of the criticisms which are easy to find (for any of a wide variety of people from our culture today) have already been found by ET or given to ET by Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>you are biasedly ignoring the point i was making about low hanging fruit, or you're stupid. why don't you leave like you said you would? I don't understand what "low hanging fruit" means in the context of infinite ignorance. You're right - I s Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Another type of statement Elliot often makes is asking for *quotes* to go with hostile accusations or criticisms. I guess while surveying Elliot's statements you conveniently ignored those statements. Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
One thing cults do is they destroy people's sense of self. Elliot is very good at doing that. He often makes statements to the effect of somehow knowing you better than you know yourself that often make people feel bad about themselves. He does many t Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
you are biasedly ignoring the point i was making about low hanging fruit, or you're stupid. why don't you leave like you said you would? Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>The reason ET is hard to criticize today is he used self-criticism and past-criticism to address the low hanging fruit. But presumably if Popper and Deutsch are right his ideas are full of error as well, right? Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
The reason ET is hard to criticize today is he used self-criticism and past-criticism to address the low hanging fruit. Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
> It also says that if you make lots of progress in FI you will eventually not like your family and friends any more. No it doesn't. It says if you make tons of progress *and they don't*, then you will eventually stop liking each other. You'd no lo Someone Else Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
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> In sum, I think most of the typical cult markers don't apply to FI at all. A few can superficially seem to apply, but there's better explanations for them than that FI is a cult. Yeah except your comment is refuted: > I think nonconformity is NoYes Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Cult? PAS Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Lol the feeling is mutual bro... it's like we have so much in common. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Anon at 4:14 seems miserable. He's lashing out and trying to hurt people. He desperately needs philosophy. It's sad. I sort of feel sorry for him. Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>I have been pretty public about the fact that I'm not poor. FI in general skews towards things like programmers, not poor people. I meant other people here not you. Though TBH is hustling your list members for O(100$) in cash something you just do Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
> OK guys this is it for me. See, he cared so little about his question that he didn't care to say a word about it even after getting multiple great answers. Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> you're poor Odd comment. I have been pretty public about the fact that I'm not poor. FI in general skews towards things like programmers, not poor people. I guess it doesn't stand out though. That entire message is disconnected from reality. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>BTW I pointed out typos to patio11 and Daniel Greenfield on Twitter in the last couple days and they both reacted positively. As I have meticulously explained it was not that you corrected a typo that set this off. It was the patronising text surr Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Dagny: > He's fucking with you, curi. He's only like 1% conscious of what he's doing, so he'll deny it. But that 'Why?' wasn't honest. It wasn't expressing real, deep ignorance Someone Else: > As usual, curi offends people by *overestimating* curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>What touchy mediocrities the world has. You might think someone with Taleb's success, popularity, etc, would be secure and wouldn't feel threatened by curi (who Taleb sees as just a random person on Twitter). But Taleb is so insecure he's getting tri Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
What touchy mediocrities the world has. You might think someone with Taleb's success, popularity, etc, would be secure and wouldn't feel threatened by curi (who Taleb sees as just a random person on Twitter). But Taleb is so insecure he's getting trig Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Also, dear god, curi on Twitter was far more polite to Taleb than Taleb was polite to Smith in Taleb's article. Taleb can dish it out, but can't take anything at all... Taleb's article basically offered two alternatives. 1) He doesn't care about po Someone Else Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
curi wasn't trying to catch Taleb. curi was genuinely trying to help. Taleb could have reacted like, "Oh shit, my bad, I was careless and I fucked up. Thanks for letting me know. I'll fix it." But (we now know) Taleb isn't that kind of person. As u Someone Else Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Then you imply he didn't carefully edit the article Taleb didn't even spellcheck the article. He didn't carefully edit. He's mad he got caught. And it looks really bad for him to unprofessionally call out someone else for being unprofessional. Wh Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
He's fucking with you, curi. He's only like 1% conscious of what he's doing, so he'll deny it. But that 'Why?' wasn't honest. It wasn't expressing real, deep ignorance of e.g. why a Democrat would need to know anything whatsoever about Republican thin Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> > If you want to teach, you need to engage with some of my existing knowledge on this topic, e.g. AS, FH, Szasz, RSD, Girls Chase. > Why? Why would I need to point out any mistakes in Republican ideas? Why would I even need to know what they a Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> It's theoretically possible to do something like this learning process even if you don't engage with any of my existing ideas or sources. You could say some great general purpose ideas and I could then apply them without you giving me any examples. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
how learning works curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> > If you want to teach, you need to engage with some of my existing knowledge on this topic, e.g. AS, FH, Szasz, RSD, Girls Chase. > Why? That existing knowledge includes *arguments* which you have not addressed. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
I need to know more about Taleb and his goals and values to suggest he fix errors? Your complaint is that I was wrong to give Taleb the benefit of the doubt as someone who cares about truth, correctness, etc? Sure that was wrong in retrospect, but I d curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>If you want to teach, you need to engage with some of my existing knowledge on this topic, e.g. AS, FH, Szasz, RSD, Girls Chase. Why? Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>You don't know enough about what I think, or why, to tell me what to do. You are being aggressive and pushy (and violating standard social norms See this - this is exactly how Taleb felt when he read your Tweet. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Maybe but your actions would suggest otherwise to just about any reasonable person. Making a big deal out of typos almost always has social connotations. You should take that into account. You don't know enough about what I think, or why, to tell curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
BTW part of the reason I am talking about social dynamics is because I have a vague impression you actually desperately want to be better at that. It explains your interest in PUA and many other things. It's sort of tragic if the main reason that you Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Oh noticed you've already written something about this. >I was thinking about the issues, not social dynamics. Maybe but your actions would suggest otherwise to just about any reasonable person. Making a big deal out of typos almost always has s Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
I don't get it, anon. You begin with open hostility in #9841 and then you act surprised or upset that the conversation doesn't go well after that? And you've so far refused to go into detail about your criticism. What do you expect? What did you imagi Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>Why didn't curi contact Taleb privately to correct the typo? >What value did the public display have? on fooledbyrandomness.com it says >Mail: Important (only): gamma -at- fooledbyrandomness-dot-com. The current backlog is > 10 months. (Plea Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Funnily enough that's my impression of you. Whenever someone tries to talk to you critically you hardly make a reasonable effort to understand what they are trying to say. You haven't made your first substantive comment yet where you quote someth curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>(but it doesn't look like the type of discussion where we'll ever get on the same page about much of anything, because you are presenting as someone who will write a few careless attacks and then go silent, not someone who will work cooperatively ove Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Taleb chose to be available publicly. He uses Twitter. jfc. And public is better so other ppl can read it and learn about it (both about curi's perspective and also about curi-Taleb discussion/interaction). curi's tweets had a lot more to say than Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Why didn't curi contact Taleb privately to correct the typo? What value did the public display have? Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> You mean the interactions where the middling-IQ person in a position of authority frequently offers incompetent criticism of your forced writing assignments in a setting you can't voluntarily leave? Which parts of the tweet mirrored that? LOL curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Regarding my second tweet: For context, here's the first tweet: > > Noah Smith … [{presents} the Black Swan as only overestimating market crashes]… "… Taleb might be wrong -- people might be overestimating, rather than underestimating…" curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>>do you really regard social incompetence as a serious explanation here? >Yes absolutely. well i think that's silly. i think believing social incompetence is a viable explanation here involves ignoring tons of publicly available analysis of soc Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Why is it especially important to error correct your own stuff (e.g. typos) when calling out other people's errors? The context was that Taleb called someone out as basically an intellectual fraud who shouldn't have his job (unethical, illogical, curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>In particular, it should express that the typo Taleb made matters because of the context (that is to say, he is calling out other people's errors, so it's especially important he error correct his own stuff when doing that). Why is it especially i Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>do you really regard social incompetence as a serious explanation here? Yes absolutely. >Taleb presumably got offended cuz curi took the tone of a friendly-but-critical colleague pointing out an error That is not how the tone came off. In f Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>(Rightly, because you made a typo into a moral crusade.) Here's an idea: you write a version of curi's tweet that you think Taleb wouldn't be offended by, but that expresses the same idea. In particular, it should express that the typo Taleb made Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>I'd really like to know if you're just so socially inept to not understand how what you say comes off do you really regard social incompetence as a serious explanation here? >or whether you just want people to respect, like and engage with you Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
"That idiot (whom I blocked) doesn't get that one can tactfully report a typo without a statement degrading one's message." - his follow on Tweet "That idiot" being you. I'd really like to know if you're just so socially inept to not understand Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> You claim to be paying attention to details (strongly, repeatedly implied, but not stated) curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
I said he was mistaken and he agreed he was mistaken. You claim to be paying attention to details, but you're not. I pointed out other mistakes too – including a more important one to begin with – which he didn't reply to. So saying I made a t curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
He didn't admit you were right. You made two claims: 1. He made a typo. 2. When you're saying other people make mistakes, that's a bad time to make mistakes yourself. All he said was he makes mistakes. He didn't agree to your second claim, and Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Learning programming has already been broken down into steps by hundreds of different people/books/courses/videos/etc. You don't have to do that yourself. For planning here, I'd look at the bigger picture more. Why do you want to learn programing? curi How To Learn Something – With Plans and Steps 2018/06/15
Elliot, I am linking this to the conversation we had yesterday. One of the things I want to learn is how to program. I was learning C++ using CProgramming.com. Which is an easily accessible resource, but it has problems in its explanations somet Andrew How To Learn Something – With Plans and Steps 2018/06/15
Yes! I think this can be likened to state intervention in regulating "unhealthy food", which bassically places the responsilbity away from individuals. Foos can't be healthy or unhealthy. People get pretty upset with me, when I say this, and say to me Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> Ahh, I used the word metaphorically. Yes, that's a standard part of the cultural movement and what's going on. Uses of such metaphors are frequent, and sometimes more ambiguous, and are eroding the real distinctions. It's a bad metaphor, anywa curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Okay, I will reply to this, but it's a huge issue. Ahh, I used the word metaphorically. But I take your point. I have actually read a bit of Szasz and pretty much agree with him. I think a lot of what are called "mental illnesses" are either strategie Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
my cognitive biases essay is also included in https://gumroad.com/l/ezayH curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> infected i guess you aren't aware of Szasz's and my criticisms of medicalizing non-medical issues. see e.g. https://www.amazon.com/Medicalization-Everyday-Life-Selected-Essays-ebook/dp/B0051UA5NG/?tag=curi04-20 i have an essay on psychiatry at curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
No, but imwoild be very interested in it. I should sleep now, but I'll check back here tomorrow. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
btw are you aware of my criticism of the idea of cognitive biases? curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
>But my actual suggestion was, and remains, to discuss some of your own actual problems, rather than to read more abstract philosophy. This is a good suggestion, but I think I would be too embarrassed and wouldn't know how to start. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> What do you think of the following idea. I have read a lot of self-help books and what is called in Waterstones (an english book store) smart thinking, the idea was to make a blog reviewing these In a critical rationalist spirit. I have a huge list curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
No, I am not a business owner or manager. Okay, the choice it is then. What do you think of the following idea. I have read a lot of self-help books and what is called in Waterstones (an english book store) smart thinking, the idea was to make a bl Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
I mean i'd suggest The Choice of Goldratt's books. And I do think it's great and helpful with stuff about how to live and organize life and solve problems. But my actual suggestion was, and remains, to discuss some of your own actual problems, rather curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
are you a business owner or manager? otherwise i don't know how you would use The Goal to improve your life in practical ways right now. it's a novel about a factory manager who makes improvements. it has philosophy ideas which can be used by other pe curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Shall I start with with Goal? it seems the right idea seing as itt seems more practical. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> Any recomendations? I had in mind doing your own applying using 1) whatever you know about philosophy 2) FI philosophy (including TCS, BoI, Objectivism, CR). curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
He's a great thinker and competitors range from bad to good. You learn a lot about how he did it in _The Choice_, his philosophy book (I don't know what other books of its nature even exist). He has great ideas, that's kinda all there is to say beside curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
>Clarifying: either try some applied philosophy (to your practical problems), rather than abstract philosophy. Or if that's hard, no worries, just talk about the problems directly. Yes, but most applied philosophy, these days, is nonsense peddled b Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
The "it" refers to this one Goal - process of ongoing improvement. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
What makes Eli Goldratt's books better than others of their nature? Have you got a review of it? Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Clarifying: either try some applied philosophy (to your practical problems), rather than abstract philosophy. Or if that's hard, no worries, just talk about the problems directly. curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Then I suggest you try some practical discussions, which may be easier than philosophy discussions, and more motivational, and more helpful in the short term with your current problem situation. I guess there are some issues you could talk about publi curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
I have major difficulty in prioritising and keeping motivated. Overreaching is something that I often found myself doing. I also have a lot of things I would like to do that are often in conflict about which way I should go. hetting out of bad habits Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> I engage when I can to keep abreast, while I make myself more financially independent. that's good. i suggest reading my material about overreaching. there are lots of life organization issues besides money, and i've been developing some general curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Yes, I agree with what you say here. I should have explained in more detail. I am fully aware that my philsophical excursions are not as deep as they should be. I don't get much time to do philosophy. I engage when I can to keep abreast, while I make Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
"derive" means > obtain something from (a specified source) i think that was what you meant. deduce (in logic and philosophy) means taking a set of premises, and the strict rules of (deductive) logic, and then working out things that are alre curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
Can you explain this >of course. not even *derive*. (you keep talking about deduction, which is a very specific logical thing, but you don't seem to mean it. deriving is a more general concept). A little more. Are you saying that I should use th Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
A good trait is identified by an explanation of why that trait is good/valuable, so there's an explanation involved there. Sure explanations are co-created with other things. What I've said is they are necessary. curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
Sorry, my last sentence I did in haste and should make it clearer. We generate ideas amd explanations of those ideas at the same time through trial and error. Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
>You can do that, but it's only worth trying to improve an idea when it has some value, e.g. some good trait that makes it seem promising. You say that >where does that value come from. Bassically explanation. But you said previously that Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
> we don't just deduce ideas from the knowledge we have of course. not even *derive*. (you keep talking about deduction, which is a very specific logical thing, but you don't seem to mean it. deriving is a more general concept). but when you hav curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
> 1. The genesis of an idea is not usually, or at all, that it was deducted from a theory. I agree. > 2. It might be the case that after the idea has been created that it can be made part of an explanation. You can do that, but it's only wort curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
>> It was interesting, yet you still refuse to concede my point that inventions can be created without explanations. >What invention was created that didn't have an explanation about how it worked? My point is not that there isn't some explanati Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
I did think about this a lot more. I wan to make to point about where I think me and Elliot temple got bogged down and maybe it will help us sort out our disagreement. 1. The genesis of an idea is not usually, or at all, that it was deducted fro Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
Miller makes the main error I criticize, as I quoted to him from his books. You didn't reply to that, and you haven't quoted anything from his books that I missed. Much of what you write is unclear, e.g.: > The difference between evidence in com curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
What I am trying to say is this. Evidence tells us what parts of the theory we have investigated and whether those parts have stood up to tests. The difference between evidence in comfirmation is that it tries to measure how close we are to a goal, an Andrew David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
I do not think arguments have weights or amounts. Yes, Popper did think that there was a way to positively weigh things. And Miller corrects him in that very passage he cited. Miller is undecided and is still trying to investigate deductive depe Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
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Stanford Prison Experiment = lies, fraud, bullshit curi Discussion 2018/06/13
Some other big outstanding problems besides immigration stuff include e.g.: - Majority of GOP are corrupt swamp people. (Dems are much worse.) - So many activist, leftist judges at all levels. - Obamacare. - Dominance of SJW and other very unrea Anonymous Discussion 2018/06/12
Yeah, he needs to follow through on the wall. But he has done the following: ISIS wiped off the face of the earth. Pulling out of the Iran nuke deal. Alignment of Middle East against Iran. Saudi Arabia now a clear ally and an ally of Israel. US Anonymous Discussion 2018/06/12
> President Trump is a great president. Maybe if he builds a wall. (1.5 years gone with no wall, 2.5 years left.) I could forgive a lot of things from Trump, like about tariffs, but he needs to follow through on his #1 key promise: end chain mig curi Discussion 2018/06/12
President Trump is a great president. Anonymous Discussion 2018/06/12
The world is full of things that seem incredible because parents and schools destroy everyone's minds. Anonymous Discussion 2018/06/10
Daniel Dennett's latest book, "From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds", has a lot to say about memes and why they are important in understanding the mind. He even has a whole chapter answering objections to meme theory and seems to hav Anonymous Discussion 2018/06/09
It gets worse. This is Deutsch yesterday: @DavidDeutschOxf > The worst thing that President Trump has done so far is to increase the already-absurd amount of hyperbole in political discourse to the level of completely unrestrained automatism. Anonymous David Deutsch's Tweets Suck 2018/06/08
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Some people interpret it as a social status contest, and DD as obviously higher social status than ET, and therefore think ET is failing to know his place. People often step out of line in minor, accidental, forgivable ways but ET is egregiously arrog Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2018/06/07
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DD quit philosophy years ago. Because, in short, the world hates rational thinking and puts massive pressure on people to stop. Anonymous David Deutsch's Tweets Suck 2018/06/07
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I can't give you concrete examples for infant-level learning of mental stuff. No one knows the specific details of how that works. But you're way past that anyway. You already know how to read and use a web browser. More visibly, babies learn thing curi How To Learn Something – With Plans and Steps 2018/06/06
There is educational material about reading. Try some and see what problems you run into. Anonymous Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/06/06
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>The light on the see is positive symbolism. typo. it should be "sea". Anonymous Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2018/05/31
Many foods from McDonalds can keep in the fridge for days, even a week, and reheat well in the microwave. There's no need to take daily trips to McDonalds even if it's the only thing he eats. I don't think you understood the point of the blog post, curi Asperger's Syndrome 2018/05/30
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the question doesn't provide additional information compared to giving a quote and writing "I don't understand?" Anonymous Voluntarily Facing Chaos and Evil 2018/05/27
this is a low effort question. it doesn't explain what the issue is, what problem it's trying to solve, etc. Anonymous Voluntarily Facing Chaos and Evil 2018/05/27
"...when my life was not yet organized." what do u mean that your life was not yet organized? Anonymous Voluntarily Facing Chaos and Evil 2018/05/27
My source is thousands of conversations with DD. He doesn't normally write much publicly about this, but he does challenge environmentalism in major ways in his books, and a quick search turned up e.g. this public comment by DD in 2001: > There is curi Discussion 2018/05/26
> DD is basically a climate skeptic like me. What is something he has written about this? Anonymous Discussion 2018/05/26
> like mr DD I too emphasise that Climate change has to be one of our very high priorities now. that is not DD's position. DD is basically a climate skeptic like me. a good place to start learning about fossil fuels, environmentalism, etc. is: curi Discussion 2018/05/24
I agree that Popper's comments about snow whiteness stuff are both great and relevant. I selected a different quote to serve a different purpose. I didn't choose a favorite quote with a good point, instead I wanted to make the point that Popper was an curi Criticism of Eliezer Yudkowsky on Karl Popper 2018/05/24
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I’m going to read 12 rules for life to see what the fuss is about. Any further word from JBP on antidepressants? I’m still so surprised he’s taken in by them and considers them at worst harmless. He must have had a rough time and feels Tom Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/05/24
JP has other flaws. I really liked some of his lecture videos (like the lion king and pinocchio analysis), but 12 Rules For Life was disappointing. http://curi.us/2085-commentary-videos-on-12-rules-for-life curi Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/05/23
Wacky diets too? :( It’s a pity, he makes so much sense elsewhere. Tom Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/05/23
He also believes in stupid diets. He & his daughter promote many cure all diets. FF Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/05/23
Agree Tom Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/05/22
FUCK YOU RICH SNOB Anonymous Changing Minds About Inequality 2018/05/19
Further Thoughts curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/05/18
> is "needs to" right here? that typo was fixed a while ago. curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/05/18
>a high rate of capital accumulation quickly needs to a much richer world is "needs to" right here? i never heard that being used in such a way and it seems to me that "leads to" would give the sentence the right meaning. guilherme Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/05/18
yeah you figured it out. fixed. curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/05/18
Unclear sentence PAS Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/05/18
Felarca and Shanta Driver should join a public discussion group like FI. People should see them lose in a debate with Elliot. FF By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/05/17
They're not diseases. They aren't a medical issue. They are immoral, irrational, evil, violent, hateful, etc. They way of dealing with them is different than how to deal with cancer. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/05/14
Please Exterminate Truth By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/05/14
Then you need to be like Roark and more. Anonymous Discussion 2018/05/04
> Roark suffered less than anyone else in the book! Yes, Keating & Wynand suffered the most. Dominique suffered some. What if don't want to suffer even a little? FF Discussion 2018/05/04
Roark suffered less than anyone else in the book! Anonymous Discussion 2018/05/04
Jordan Peterson says Life is suffering. Is it true? Howard Roark suffered a lot. I don't want to suffer like him. FF Discussion 2018/05/04
The flames are spreading and getting worse and your efforts to stop it are puny and miniscule. Anonymous Discussion 2018/05/02
Join the google group. Yahoo is broken Anonymous Discussion 2018/04/23
I am not receiving many FI posts!! I am reading the reply posts for the original posts. FF Discussion 2018/04/23
Damien why not point out a single example of what u think is a non sequitur or silly? Should be easy if there are a ton of examples as u claim Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2018/04/22
Jabberwocky Damien Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2018/04/22
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16835680 https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16856753 patio11 comments Discussion 2018/04/17
Satire from 2003 Anonymous Why I Oppose Porn 2018/04/15
The O'Neil article referred to in the twitter thread does not even mention derangement or compulsion. Deutsch seems not to have noticed this. Deutsch is correct to say: > But one can't understand *why* something is happening if one has drastic misc Anonymous Discussion 2018/04/15
These arguments seem humorous. Is this post "satire"? FF Why I Oppose Porn 2018/04/15
I updated this post with DD's sorta response: > You are blocked from following @DavidDeutschOxf and viewing @DavidDeutschOxf's Tweets. curi Accepting vs. Preferring Theories – Reply to David Deutsch 2018/04/14
I just saw that DD blocked me on twitter. I guess it was a response to this? http://curi.us/2102-accepting-vs-preferring-theories-reply-to-david-deutsch God DD's gone downhill. See also this followup about anti-semitism: https://twitter.com/j curi Discussion 2018/04/14
David Deutsch on anti-semitism: https://mobile.twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/984769600406605829 > Yes, it's a derangement—the most harmful and dangerous in Western society. Very widespread. But *it's not hatred*, though it sometimes caus Anonymous Discussion 2018/04/14
>purpose makes success possible and purpose also makes failure possible. it’s a risk but it’s so necessary to a worthwhile life. yeah, and if you're not trying to make clear objectives your life will not be random, it will still have some purpo guilherme Goals & Purpose 2018/04/13
we use specific parts of quantum theory to solve specific problems. those parts are not refuted for use in those contexts. we have meta theories about what parts can be used for what, which are not refuted, which are what we act on. see https://yesorn curi Accepting vs. Preferring Theories – Reply to David Deutsch 2018/04/10
Quantum theory and gravity *have been refuted*. There are no non-refuted theories of quantum theory/gravity. Yet we use them. Anonymous Accepting vs. Preferring Theories – Reply to David Deutsch 2018/04/10
qtif oh my god it's turpentine Accepting vs. Preferring Theories – Reply to David Deutsch 2018/04/08
quantum theory is false oh my god it's turpentine Accepting vs. Preferring Theories – Reply to David Deutsch 2018/04/08
> Tentatively accepting an idea (for a problem context) doesn't mean accepting it as true, so "sure it's false" doesn't contradict acceptance. That is going to sound awfully confusing to most people. Why does Deutsch say he is sure quantum theor Anonymous Accepting vs. Preferring Theories – Reply to David Deutsch 2018/04/07
I use google news FF Discussion 2018/04/06
Try Breitbart. If you find it unsatisfactory in some way, say what way to help figure out what else to try. Anonymous Discussion 2018/04/05
to know what people are talking about in conversation. to feel connected to society. to know more about who or what to vote for. to prepare for changes in society that might affect me. a person Discussion 2018/04/05
#9279 what purpose do you have in mind for the news you're looking for? Some examples: - For material to start or understand small talk with co-workers - To sound smart and in-the-know at parties - To know who/what to vote for in the next elect PAS Discussion 2018/04/05
what's a good way to find out about general current news without spending a lot of time on it? i want a source that is truthful and not biased, to the extent that's possible. a person Discussion 2018/04/05
#9727 with the self-referential comment, heh. doesn't even say which thing he thinks is incoherent (presumably either what DD said or what ET said, but there's no clues provided about which). that leaves his comment incoherent (we can't read some clea Anonymous David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2018/03/31
Incoherent babble Anonymous David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2018/03/31
which authority (in person form) validated/proclaimed/authorized that you're right and other people you disagree with are wrong? bad question, bad demand. Anonymous Standards of Understanding 2018/03/22
Who is to say your understanding of yourself and understanding itself is not confused and ignorant misunderstanding? Anonymous Standards of Understanding 2018/03/22
LG might start trolling again. Don't remind her that I exist. curi Discussion 2018/03/21
you can talk to her Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/21
since lg has stopped trolling et. are people allowed to talk to her? ff Discussion 2018/03/21
Are people allowed to talk to Banned members now? FF Discussion 2018/03/21
To be clear: LT seems to have failed. RIP. Her tweets are often bad and she doesn't want criticism of them. she seems to have quit FI. @DD he's careful with precisely what he says so that he's not wrong about global warming. you seem to have po curi Discussion 2018/03/20
Yeah you said something different - I was going by memory. The context was people who will make the most progress in the next hundred years. Will take a look at the thread you mentioned. Was prompted to make my comment after reading some LT/DT tweets. Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/20
Don't attribute claims to me without sources. If you had checked the source you're talking about, you would have seen that I said something different. You might have also noticed the context and followup explanations. Anyway, I wrote extensive anal curi Discussion 2018/03/18
#9715 i'm curious as to what evidence you have regarding your claim "You have communicated that LT was the world's second best philosopher" Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/18
I never said that. Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/18
You have communicated that LT was the world's second best philosopher. You no longer think that. Why have you not posted to say why? Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/18
i liked this quote from _Made in Japan_: > [In foreign countries] Ironically, we took advantage of a handicap in the beginning, which was that we were unknown and we could not recruit university graduates, who would find this little foreign company curi Sample Paths Forward Dialog 2018/03/16
I updated to post to rename him from Morita to Akio (his first name) in the dialog. curi Sample Paths Forward Dialog 2018/03/16
Peikoff covers the stoics in his history of philosophy audio lectures. i think they have some major flaws and don't offer any value i can't get better somewhere else. Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/16
Morita: I am willing to join FI under a pseudonym. Curi: You can use my anon a/c FF: Have you read "The fountainhead"? Morita: NO!!!! FF: Are you going to read it? Morita: No, I am busy FF: How is it like being dead? Morita: .... FF Sample Paths Forward Dialog 2018/03/16
the Stoic tries to deal with the world as it is while pursuing self-improvement through four cardinal virtues: practical wisdom, the ability to navigate complex situations in a logical, informed, and calm manner; temperance, the exercise o FF Discussion 2018/03/16
Stoics taught to transform emotions in order to achieve inner calm. Emotions – of fear, or anger, or love, say – are instinctive human reactions to certain situations, and cannot be avoided. But the reflective mind can distance itself from the ra FF Discussion 2018/03/16
I also liked the part where they advise to live like a homeless person to train ourselves for the worse. FF Discussion 2018/03/16
> FF can you share some quotes or ideas from stoicism that you like Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination ff Discussion 2018/03/16
FF can you share some quotes or ideas from stoicism that you like Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/15
I used to do this as a kid. FF Sucking In Your Gut 2018/03/15
> What do you think of Stoicism FF Some of it looks good. FF Discussion 2018/03/15
What do you think of Stoicism FF Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/15
What does FI think of Stoicism? FF Discussion 2018/03/15
#9700 > what about masterbation? how often do you do it? what do you look at or think about while doing it? Is it like eating where you should do it whenever ur hungry? any tips? no i don't think hungry and horny work the same way. i think peopl Anonymous 23 Ways To Keep Your Romance Alive 2018/03/15
what about masterbation? how often do you do it? what do you look at or think about while doing it? Is it like eating where you should do it whenever ur hungry? any tips? another-anon 23 Ways To Keep Your Romance Alive 2018/03/14
> Is it okay to *not* want romance, or sex? Do you mean: can a person be happy without romance/sex? Yes > Why not just admit it gets boring and stop doing it? That would be good. I think ppl don’t do that because that is socially disapprov Anonymous 23 Ways To Keep Your Romance Alive 2018/03/14
Is it okay to *not* want romance, or sex? Why not just admit it gets boring and stop doing it? Do people really need romance and sex? Could they all just change their ideas to not want it? anon 23 Ways To Keep Your Romance Alive 2018/03/14
Do more dialogs. I want Caeli (alter-ego) back. FF 23 Ways To Keep Your Romance Alive 2018/03/14
I just edited a video from 94min (1 continuous section) to 517 parts and 55min. Final Cut Pro had a bug and lost all my ~40 speed increases (which save ~7min) and I had to redo them all. It was beachballing so I quit it and it took a minute to end bac curi Discussion 2018/03/13
> Is it true persuasion works most of the time irl? I’m having a hard time quantifying that but in my personal experience, it’s pretty mixed, maybe 50/50, maybe worse. People really suck at this stuff and give up quickly. you think people fight Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/11
Good points, thanks. > most of the time, despite people being dumb or irrational in various ways, persuasion works OK and no force is used Is it true persuasion works most of the time irl? I’m having a hard time quantifying that but in my pers Anon69 Discussion 2018/03/11
> If someone is making a [list of benefits] > [list of downsides] type argument, they aren't ignoring or not caring about the downsides, that style of argument involves NOT addressing the downsides and solving the problems, just vaguely claiming t Anonymous Monetary Privacy!? 2018/03/10
> bitcoin is sorta bad at privacy. it records transactions in the public blockchain. True. If someone can connect your public key to you then they can look up all your transactions. For cryptos with this issue, mixers / tumblers try to help with th Anon69 Monetary Privacy!? 2018/03/10
> -Enables privacy bitcoin is sorta bad at privacy. it records transactions in the public blockchain. > -Option to use currencies with a value not tied to govt, which can reduce exposure to bad policy, corruption, hyper inflation, etc except Anonymous Monetary Privacy!? 2018/03/10
The basic form of argument I remember hearing for why cryptocurrency is good despite enabling some crimes is that [list of benefits] > [list of downsides] (those lists seem to be complex and evolving). Not a great argument since it's hard to quantify/ Anon69 Monetary Privacy!? 2018/03/10
people are persuadable somehow. if you don't know how, that is in fact a weakness in your knowledge. you don't know how to address all their objections, issues, etc. most of the time, despite people being dumb or irrational in various ways, persuas Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/10
Capitalism Essay Anon69 Discussion 2018/03/10
Regular cooking savings going to extra ingredients rather than cash saved is an interesting point. I suspect Gobble is making my food spending more efficient in the sense of increasing the amount of my food outlay that winds up getting *eaten*. Cuz I Anonymous Why Gobble? 2018/03/09
Not implying you're wrong, I'm not familiar with the issue. Just thought I'd check because it's common for ppl to make this sort of claim without looking much. Also, my impression is that the crypto/blockchain community is rather large and sprea Anon69 Monetary Privacy!? 2018/03/09
> Where / who did you check with on that? Public information. Did you have a counter example that you decided to withhold so far while implying I'm wrong? Anonymous Monetary Privacy!? 2018/03/08
> Bitcoin and others have not attempted to solve the problem of monetary privacy *while also addressing the way privacy facilitates some bad things, especially crime*. They don't seem to care that they are used in crime. Where / who did you check w Anon69 Monetary Privacy!? 2018/03/08
Overreaching Anon69 Discussion 2018/03/08
bitcoin should fund healthcare for the poor Gomy Monetary Privacy!? 2018/03/07
Bitcoin and others have not attempted to solve the problem of monetary privacy *while also addressing the way privacy facilitates some bad things, especially crime*. They don't seem to care that they are used in crime. Anonymous Monetary Privacy!? 2018/03/07
#9679 i bet there's a video game where your sense perception is warped in some way, and part of the point of the game is you learn to get used to it. i know some games have short sections where e.g. the controls are reversed (left = right and vice Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/06
> What are some good strategies for learning inexplicit knowledge? This is relevant question for me in the following way. Recently I developed an inner ear problem that is affecting my sense of balance. Basically, my inner ear is sending incorrect Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/06
>@kate: overreaching I wondered if you'd say that. I'm working on an FI post on overreaching. I'll ask my questions there. Kate Discussion 2018/03/04
to be a meme something needs knowledge to cause its own replication. most ideas you create are terrible at replicating. most of those don't last long in your mind though. curi Discussion 2018/03/04
> To a first approximation the agents in your mind are: > 60% static memes > 30% dynamic memes > 10% non-memes What's an example of a non-meme agent in the mind? I don't understand. Anne B Discussion 2018/03/04
> he should have shipped his books to africa what? Anonymous Goldratt vs. Japan 2018/03/04
@kate: overreaching curi Discussion 2018/03/04
he should have shipped his books to africa Anonymous Goldratt vs. Japan 2018/03/04
>Where does that *choice* fit in? Is it itself an agent? Maybe it'd be better to ask, "Is it itself the result of an agent?" Kate Discussion 2018/03/04
Consider choosing to take initiative vs choosing passivity (which puts you more at the mercy of the static memes in your mind). Where does that *choice* fit in? Is it itself an agent? Is it part of the 10% non-memes? Kate Discussion 2018/03/04
> Think of your mind as a huge collection of semi-autonomous agents. Why are the agents semi-autonomous rather than fully autonomous? What's restricting their autonomy? Also, how does the concept of choice or free will fit into this explanation Kate Discussion 2018/03/04
Yes, I meant static memes and, yes, memes are agents. By "target particular agents" I meant static memes have knowledge about other specific agents in your mind such that when you acquire those static memes they damage or displace or contribute to tho Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/04
> Memes know how to target particular agents. This is misleading. First, because it says "memes" when it presumably means "static memes". Second, because the primary things memes do is they *are* agents, rather than targeting agents. To a first curi Discussion 2018/03/03
Nearly everyone already has the problem of internal conflicts. The self -- the thing we call the "I" -- is a kind of lie. It's a construct made up by your mind so you can answer questions like "Why are you doing that?" Your mind pushes out a kind of s Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/03
Tulpas Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/03
Didn't mean to imply they are similar. My understanding is that Szasz was a libertarian whereas Laing was a socialist. They had very different philosophical outlooks. I mentioned Laing because Laing was big in Britain during Deutsch's youth. My mother Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/03
> You're boring. It'd be better to say, "You're being boring." I don't know much about the person in general, I know about their messages in this particular conversation. Being more precise makes it easier for people to treat a negative message as curi Discussion 2018/03/03
Szasz and Laing are not similar. Szasz wrote at length explaining the differences to address that misconception. Please don't spread that myth. DD read Szasz but only understood half of it; DD's mixed about that stuff. curi Discussion 2018/03/02
Thanks for the link. Interesting. Seems like Deutsch has read Thomas Szasz and R D Laing. I agree that the idea of mental health is a crock and there is no such thing as mental illness. Has Deutsch written about Szasz? Sad he fell for the mirror neuro Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/02
Mirror neurons are junk science as I explained to DD multiple times before BoI's publication. What sort of junk science? *Autism junk science!!!!!!* So it's particularly nasty. DD used to care about such things: http://web.archive.org/web/200306200821 curi Discussion 2018/03/02
GP OMGIT Here's my thoughts on what was before Deutsch's "Therefore". Deutsch says that animals like apes can pass on pre-creative memes because of hard-coded programs installed into their brains from their genes. He says that in the precursors Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/02
> #9655 wasn't me (the one asking the questions) anonymous posting is confusing sometimes :/ and it's not your fault. it's the other guy's fault. he wrote a post using the same name as you and didn't write "not the OP but..." in front (as people author of #9657 Discussion 2018/03/01
#9655 wasn't me (the one asking the questions) Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
> Kinda ironic complaining you get called arrogant then saying just that to someone. you came to curi's blog, ignored 80% of what he said, and don't seem to value him, and then you get upset he has better things to do than answer your bad questions Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
therefore oh my god it's turpentine Discussion 2018/03/01
> when i say this people always accuse me of arrogance and want demonstrations. > You're demanding a lot of my time while, from my perspective, being an aggressive, arrogant fool. Kinda ironic complaining you get called arrogant then saying ju Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
>> Is it possible for the creativity program to be entirely memetic? If not, and if it is not entirely genetic, what are the minimal requirements on the genes for the creativity program to bootstrap itself memetically? > what do u mean "entirely me Anon2 Discussion 2018/03/01
You're boring. curi Discussion 2018/03/01
Before I agree to the bet I would need a precise description of what the issue is and for us to agree on that and also for the terms of adjudication and that we agree on those. Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
btw,it was not like you had to scroll up far or even at all to see what I was referring to. What I was referring was in my immediately preceding comment and the only intervening comment was Dagny's, who I was talking to. You are trying to peg me with Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
> No. You were wrong. Want to bet $1000 on the matter, or are you not really so confident after all? You're demanding a lot of my time while, from my perspective, being an aggressive, arrogant fool. You aren't offering value to me and you don't see curi Discussion 2018/03/01
Atlas Shrugged: > Taggart could not understand the transition from the laughter to the sudden tone of Dagny’s voice; the voice was cold and harsh: “Drop it, Jim. I know everything you’re going to say. Nobody’s ever used it before. Nobody ap Dagny Discussion 2018/03/01
No, it was not an unclear reference and I did not say it was unclear. You were blatantly wrong that I had not specified what Deutsch's suggestion was. And when I clearly point out how I referred to it you say I made an inadequate attempt to debate the Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
an inadequate attempt to debate the point (you say it was an unclear reference to something that is itself inadequate) followed by a request for another demonstration! kinda exactly what i predicted and preempted. no thanks. curi Discussion 2018/03/01
> this is a major writing error b/c you refer to "Deutsch's suggestion" without specifying what that is. I was referring to what I said in #9641: > My question comes from Deutsch's speculation at the end of one of the BoI chapters on memes whe Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
Overreaching curi Discussion 2018/03/01
you are not communicating coherently, and behind that you don't have a coherent concept of the issues you're trying to talk about. it's confused in your own mind, and much worse after it goes through a communication process to others. i'm guessing you Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
I know genes must construct the hardware but my question was about the software and in particular the minimum software. I'm wondering how Deutsch's suggestion can work because how can you split a universal program so that only part of it comes from ge Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
> Dagny - I wrote #9634 but not #9635. i know. why would i point out you should have thought of something yourself if i thought you also wrote the reply comment stating it? anyway your questions are unproductive and aimless, and you seem uninte Dagny Discussion 2018/03/01
Dagny - I wrote #9634 but not #9635. My question comes from Deutsch's speculation at the end of one of the BoI chapters on memes where he suggests the creativity program is installed partly from genes and partly from memes. Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
do you think you have a single clear picture of how memes work, with no contradictions? if not, you should try to sort our the contradictions in your thinking – perhaps with targeted questions relating to actual issues, combined with some actual exp Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
what do you want to *do* with answers you receive? Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
do you have any questions about specific things any of them said? all your questions are vague and you're still not giving any useful context about what your problem situation is. Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
Have read Deutsch, Dawkins, Dennett, and Blackmore. Deutsch has the best understanding and explanations. Am re-reading hence my questions. Have you read Dennett's Freedom Evolves and his Darwin's Dangerous Idea? Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
> genes are necessary to build the hardware and do some initial programming. memes can't do that, they don't even exist until after that's done. this is kinda obvious. i think you would know this yourself if you thought about it. there's something Dagny Discussion 2018/03/01
what do u mean "entirely memetic"? genes are necessary to build the hardware and do some initial programming. memes can't do that, they don't even exist until after that's done. Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
Creativity program Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
what do u want to understand about memes? what problem(s) do you want to solve? your questions seem like the standard way ppl are aimlessly trying to be clever but not following real interests/problems. Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
trying to think up questions about memes that I haven't seen people ask. is there a good FAQ somewhere with these kind of questions? sometimes I don't know the importance of a question until it is answered. Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
> Do dynamic memes always tend in the direction of increased explicit knowledge content? no. i think it'd help if you said more of the motivation for your questions, what you're thinking, why you think these questions are important, what you think Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
Dynamic memes Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
> Is the primary target of all static memes children? no, e.g. static memes target parents. and all kinds of stuff. children are a particular target b/c how children are treated is super important to the survival of memes in the long term. Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
Dynamic memes Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
Static memes Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
Inexplicit knowledge Anonymous Discussion 2018/03/01
Cost/Benefit PAS Discussion 2018/02/28
Too dangerous to have a gun PAS Discussion 2018/02/28
Friction PAS Discussion 2018/02/27
> What (non-gun-control) things could we do to reduce mass shootings and other murders in the US? In addition to what's already been said for mass shootings: Stop encouraging (culturally and institutionally) people gathering in mass for dumb rea PAS Discussion 2018/02/27
#9619 I see you're not interested in discussing the friction issue, and you're not curious why you came off as anti-gun. curi Discussion 2018/02/27
> it may have some effect of reducing gun murders. this is one example of many biased comments in a short post. if a gun murder is replaced with a knife murder, how does that help? trying to reduce "gun murders", rather than "murders", is a biased Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/27
> why do you hate guns so much? I don't hate guns. I own a gun and glad that I do. > do you hate other types of tools equally? no. > do you have an attitude of relying on the authorities to take care of you? no. anonymous Discussion 2018/02/27
friction helps stops petty crime that isn't very motivated, and emotional crimes without forethought. it doesn't matter much for big, planned crimes with motivations that last over time. friction also disarms lots of victims cuz they don't expect t curi Discussion 2018/02/27
> As background, understand that in any society with significant freedoms any evil person who really wants a gun is going to get one regardless of what the law says about it True. However, friction matters. Wouldn't making it harder to buy a gun re anonymous Discussion 2018/02/27
> What (non-gun-control) things could we do to reduce mass shootings and other murders in the US? build a wall, deport illegal aliens, end anchor babies, stop letting in third world and muslim immigrants who won't be a benefit to the country and co curi Discussion 2018/02/27
> What (non-gun-control) things could we do to reduce mass shootings and other murders in the US? stop forcing kids to go to school who don't want to. this is important both for the bullies and their victims. both sides of that is a bad experience. curi Discussion 2018/02/27
What (non-gun-control) things could we do to reduce mass shootings and other murders in the US? PAS, your answers above make a lot of sense. anon Discussion 2018/02/27
Gun Safety PAS Discussion 2018/02/27
Threats PAS Discussion 2018/02/27
As background, understand that in any society with significant freedoms any evil person who really wants a gun is going to get one regardless of what the law says about it. The law affects primarily good people who follow the law, and only secondarily PAS Discussion 2018/02/27
more gun questions: should gun owners have to learn gun safety like drivers do? are there guns for which the only purpose is killing a lot of people at once? if so, should those guns be outlawed? should people who threaten to kill other peopl TD Discussion 2018/02/27
how much gun control should there be? should any guns be illegal? at what age should people be allowed to own guns? what severity of crime should make it so you are not allowed to have a gun anymore? should people who are much more likely Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/27
Roy Fokker Roy Fokker By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/02/27
And if that company's product is fighting crime, they need to be better at fighting crime to survive. Having one institution means no competition, and less incentive (or evolutionary force) to be better at fighting crime. Anonymous Monetary Privacy!? 2018/02/26
Says a bunch of things I agree with then says she was a Bernie Sanders supporter :( On Rand: > Many people have noticed the very real parallels between Ayn Rand and me. (I was born in the United States, however; my mother and all four of my gra Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/25
Camille Paglia Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/25
think anon69 will come back in 2-4 months and act like he never went afk mid discussion here, rather than addressing it? Anonymous Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/25
Thanks for the link! Kate Discussion 2018/02/25
Rand vs Peterson Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/24
I haven't watched much anime for years. curi Goldratt vs. Japan 2018/02/22
Do you watch anime/manga? I've been told these are good: Hero Academy, Assassination Classroom, and Attack on Titan. Any opinions? AssClass seems to have interesting premise about assassinating the teacher. Wonder if it has anything interesting to say Anonymous Goldratt vs. Japan 2018/02/21
> Are you interested in continuing discussion elsewhere, even with the chance that some hostile/mean statements will be made? This kinda thing depends on the attitude to it: e.g. do you start debating it and piling on (as you did to Dagny) and won' curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/19
Clarifying that kind of issue by directly asking you is not realistic, because Dagny was looking at information you revealed *inadvertently*, not your intentional opinion. curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/19
> What would really be convincing is: just don't act normal. Do something different. Do something incompatible with the theory that you're acting on the standard memes. hmm, I'm not sure what you consider different / not normal, but I'll think abou Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/19
FYI, my last message was written without having seen the immediate message before it (came in before page refreshed). Reading it now. Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/19
We've been discussing hostility and meanness here but meanwhile there is another discussion pending w/ Russia investigation stuff. You wrote: > there's a big problem with dropping it: but if the underlying issue is not solved, the same thing will h Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/19
> The plausible deniability explanation comes into play not with the first alleged statement w/ hostility but when interpreting subsequent replies, particularly if you called out an alleged hostility. > Such an explanation assumes a correct reading curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/19
Your explanations about plausible deniability are interesting / make sense. I'll think about those, look for it in my life and interactions with others. I'm still chewing on the software audit stuff. Will listen to your podcast soon. > @#9585: Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/19
more info @ ppl r software in my latest podcast: https://curi.us/files/podcasts/intelligence.mp3 curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/19
i posted the software audit comment at: http://curi.us/2095-youre-a-complex-software-project-introspection-is-auditing the post also fixes the last sentence, which is broken here. curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/19
you are a more complex software project than anything from Apple, IBM, etc. your consciousness gets to *audit* the software and do maintenance and add features. the heart of the software was written in childhood and you don't remember much of it. t curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/19
#9586 You're overreaching. You are trying to say complex stuff when you should be trying to get simple stuff right and build up to complex stuff later. The result is it's the wrong complex stuff, and it's nonsense because the complexity wasn't crea curi Programming and Epistemology 2018/02/18
@#9585: None of those explain specifically why there is a hostile reading of what you said, even once, let alone repeatedly. The plausible deniability strategy does offer an explanation of what's going on. It seems to be *the only explanation that any curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
wut? oh my god it's turpentine Programming and Epistemology 2018/02/18
There exists similarity in "how we go about making decisions in daily life?" and "how we program decisions to take place?". One of the most significant scheme of thinking in classification (at the ground level). We try to classify objects on the basis cant_KANT Programming and Epistemology 2018/02/18
> You still have not provided any alternative explanation for how the ambiguity happens, it's cause. -sloppiness -laziness -rushing, making errors as a result -assuming what the other person knows things they don’t -differences in word usage anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
Can you walk me through how the "standard pattern which are culture teaches everyone to do" applies to this statement by me: > I can honestly say there is were no negative feelings when I wrote my last post. Or now. You may not believe it, but that Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
You have to judge by good explanations. So on the one hand we have a standard pattern which are culture teaches everyone to do. And on the other hand we have ... random chance? You still have not provided any alternative explanation for how the curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
I'm wondering about the following... * * * * * * * * * * * * Setup: [A] is a mean statement. [B] is a non-mean statement. C is an ambiguous statement that has a true meaning of [A] or [B] Scenario 1 (plausible deniability strategy): 1. Bob Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> I'm also not defensive (if you mean the feeling of being defensive). It means enacting the defensiveness meme, regardless of your conscious feelings. If you act according to the logic of defensiveness, and act *as if* you were defensive ... it Cartman Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
What is your explanation for the alternative readings? Mine is the plausible deniability strategy, which is ubiquitous. In this strategy, people often start with a mean idea and tweak it to add some ambiguity, some other plausible story. This can b curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> > how do you think you learned to write such condescending things while not even consciously knowing what you're doing? > That question rests on the premise that X statement, which you found condescending, was the actual intended meaning. Oops, Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> well you could have followed up about the Russia investigation discussion but instead you interrupted discussing to attack people, highly aggressively and persistently. Is it accurate to say I came here *to* attack? This thread started somewhat r Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> Doesn't that mean we disagree about that matter? Saying X which implies Y, and saying Y, are different things. the implication is also questionable but even if it was a 100% solid implication it'd still be different. one difference is X also impl curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> Maybe you think contradicting someone with a direct assertion that someone is factually wrong is the same thing as saying you disagree? It's not. Right. Dagny says I'm having negative emotions, and I say I'm not (contradiction). Doesn't that mean Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
Maybe you think contradicting someone with a direct assertion that someone is factually wrong is the same thing as saying you disagree? It's not. Also there's lots of complexity in #9559, especially the third paragraph is very hard to parse. It's such curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
Wait, actually this is very confusing. The text "You may not believe it" is not part of a "simple statement that I disagreed", so I thought that must have been earlier. Plus it came after Dagny had already made a judgement. But I don't see the simple curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> Isn't it also true that speculating on a stranger's internal state from a few written messages is hard too? In the general case, sure. But sometimes there are major indications. If you only speculate when you get a huge clue, and don't speculate curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> Hypothetically, if someone were to believe you were angry when you weren't (e.g. in a context like this comment thread), what's the best way to deal with that? To partially answer my own question: in this case, you should def do some introspectio Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> Accurate introspection is very, very hard Agree. Isn't it also true that speculating on a stranger's internal state from a few written messages is hard too? Certain interactions w/ conventional ppl make it a little easier. It also gets eas Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
hostility Anne B Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
Cud reply to ET Anonymous Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> why is picking a fight with Dagny the thing you most urgently want to do? b/c you regard Dagny as having started it? Is this fighting? What makes it a fight? I thought we were just having a discussion about disagreements. I don't see it as urg Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
why is picking a fight with Dagny the thing you most urgently want to do? b/c you regard Dagny as having started it? Anonymous Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> if someone says "this book is better than that one" and then you prioritize that one, do you not see any issue? Sure, if all things were equal, start with the better book. Or if you were only going to read one book, that would also be a good reas Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
So Goldratt is not technophobic. FF Expanding Our Limits 2018/02/18
Just ran into one in rule 2 as well. Page 60 , “ what good is that? It much better for any relationship “ Anonymous 12 Rules for Life Typos in Rule 1 2018/02/17
Anon69, Accurate introspection is very, very hard. Expecting people to take your word for it (accept you as having valid authority to make authoritative claims) indicates you don't understand how hard it is (and how unreliable people's claims about curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
if someone says "this book is better than that one" and then you prioritize that one, do you not see any issue? and you specifically suggested changing the text for AS b/c it wasn't appealing enough. so, no, i don't agree i was wrong. i missed noth Dagny Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
> you have not provided an argument that that conclusion is false. you didn't address the issue. your choice to jump on me replaced speaking to the issue. Your conclusion was that I didn't respect ET's judgement much. I'm not really clear on how Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
> The other times unspecified comments, in other threads, which you silently resented, and held a grudge about, without attempting problem solving? what a hostile way to deal with people! > The "sigh" was not me being hostile, but was a momentar Dagny Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
> > There you go, jumping to conclusions again...sigh. > what does "again" refer to? The other times when I've noticed you coming to a conclusion prematurely, assuming too much, not asking questions, etc. The "sigh" was not me being hostile, but Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
> There you go, jumping to conclusions again...sigh. what does "again" refer to? you have not provided an argument that that conclusion is false. you didn't address the issue. your choice to jump on me replaced speaking to the issue. you're h Dagny Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
> don't think the book descriptions are intended as marketing I don't think that would be a good intention, either. Instead, perhaps explaining why the book should be read. > ET says it's the best book, objectively, and puts it first on the who Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
most ppl reading Atlas Shrugged will learn nothing about overreaching. it's not explained directly. i don't think the book descriptions are intended as marketing. but it's interesting, ET says it's the best book, objectively, and puts it first on t Dagny Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
Overreaching might be good to add in your summary of Atlas Shrugged on your book recommendations. http://fallibleideas.com/books#rand > Atlas Shrugged > This novel is about how ideas affect a country. It has major lessons for politics, economic Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
#9553 Ooooh! wow FF Top 10 Reasons I Hate Children 2018/02/17
Read them in contradictory pairs. Anonymous Top 10 Reasons I Hate Children 2018/02/17
I thought you like children. Are you making fun of conventional crits? FF Top 10 Reasons I Hate Children 2018/02/17
fixed. if you still can't see it, it's a caching issue, use this link: https://direct.curi.us/files/pinker-enlightenment-book-discussion.pdf curi A Discussion Of Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progress 2018/02/16
Can't see anything but the title page. Anonymous A Discussion Of Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progress 2018/02/16
if the investigations were bad, then firing their leader would be good. and i think the reason Trump kept Comey was not that he thought Comey was good, it was an overly compromising approach to politics, which then came back to bite him. Trump t curi Discussion 2018/02/16
> i thought Comey should have been fired on day 1 along with a lot more ppl, so firing him does not impress me as a reason to investigate. Maybe Comey should have been fired day 1. But hypothetically...if Trump disagreed with you, but then later fi Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/16
i am not very interested in the form of the investigation, and also i thought Comey should have been fired on day 1 along with a lot more ppl, so firing him does not impress me as a reason to investigate. curi Discussion 2018/02/16
> > I'm having a hard time parsing what you mean here. > You wrote, about non-at-will employment: > > It came to be after the unusual circumstances around the firing of FBI director Comey ... All of this raised questions about whether there was jus Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/16
> I'm having a hard time parsing what you mean here. You wrote, about non-at-will employment: > It came to be after the unusual circumstances around the firing of FBI director Comey ... All of this raised questions about whether there was just c curi Discussion 2018/02/16
> > The areas of investigation that the Special Counsel is looking at: > None of those are the thing you claimed was the reason for the investigation: lack of at-will employment in the government. I'm having a hard time parsing what you mean here. Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/16
And if the goal is broader societal and government reform (you might reasonably respond to me by thinking that's a good goal), is this investigation way to do it? No. It's not designed for that purpose. curi Discussion 2018/02/16
> The areas of investigation that the Special Counsel is looking at: None of those are the thing you claimed was the reason for the investigation: lack of at-will employment in the government. Regardless, do those things merit an investigation? curi Discussion 2018/02/16
> One of Ann's main points about the investigation is there's no real reason for it to be taking place in the first place. You seem to disagree ... and say you read tons about it (I haven't), so want to explain your view? Sure. There are perhaps tw Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/16
the article appears to be trying to say or imply: - the russia investigation is typical or average, and should be judged by a comparison to a typical or average past investigation. (this implies e.g. that it isn't partisan bullshit) - the investig Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/16
How Far I'll Go Alessia Cara Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2018/02/16
> Is there any source you wouldn't trust a claim from without some meaningful fact checking? SPLC? Salon? Michael Moore? Stormfront? MSA? SJP? Anything funded by George Soros? When it comes to political news/analysis, there's no source I'd trust wi Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/16
Jordan Peterson saw my email about the typos and thanked me for this :) curi 12 Rules for Life Typos in Rule 1 2018/02/15
FYI I plan to listen to the rest of the book, so I don't expect to report further typos. curi 12 Rules for Life Typos in Rule 1 2018/02/15
yeah. and that issue doesn't just apply to news sources. for example, respect/credentials/prestige/reputation is also very unreliable for science (including medicine and diet/nutrition/health advice) and academic papers. Dagny Discussion 2018/02/15
The more I learn the more I see that just because a news source is well-respected does not mean that it is unbiased or accurate. This is bad :( It means that a lot of the news we watch or read is giving us wrong information. We need to figure out whic anonymous Discussion 2018/02/15
Is there any source you wouldn't trust a claim from without some meaningful fact checking? SPLC? Salon? Michael Moore? Stormfront? MSA? SJP? Anything funded by George Soros? Nate Silver is really bad – a shameless, dishonest partisan hack. It's curi Discussion 2018/02/15
Curi, I'm interested in replying to all of your questions as I have more time, but a quick one in the meantime. > Meanwhile, you showed a willingness to use hard-left sites you don't know much about as sources without doing any checking first, a Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/15
hi anon69. i think you're jumping into the forest to debate trees before getting the lay of the land. you seem to think Breitbart is comparable to Vox(!!!!!!), while reading a bunch of MSM material. Do you want to talk about that? In order to detec curi Discussion 2018/02/14
> what are you trying to accomplish? you just don't seem to know or care about what the FI community thinks about this stuff. I posted here about something curi linked which I disagreed about...as a starting place to learn more and seek criticism. Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/14
> Is there a specific statement I'd made, that you'd like to know more about? could you present the case for the investigation? > Yes, but I don't see a problem. I have what I'd consider an unusually diverse exposure. 80% biased is OK b/c oth Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/14
> you have presented no case that there's anything worth investigating. Is there a specific statement I'd made, that you'd like to know more about? Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/14
> if you're following politics so closely, why did you have no idea who/what 538 is? Here's what I know about 538: Guy named Nate Silver runs the site, I think he's a pollster or something, seems to pop up during elections. I've watched his site a Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/14
you have presented no case that there's anything worth investigating. Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/14
if you're following politics so closely, why did you have no idea who/what 538 is? did you notice your list of news outlets is 80% MSM? that's super biased. you are downplaying what 538 is by saying "left-leaning". that is a large understatement Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/14
> denies bias of Steele, then links Nate Silver's site as if it wasn't fully partisan > > > I haven't seen anything with the Russia investigation that suggests it has been treated otherwise. > and where did you look? 538? I haven't read much of Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/14
> I haven't seen anything with the Russia investigation that suggests it has been treated otherwise. and where did you look? 538? Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/14
denies bias of Steele, then links Nate Silver's site as if it wasn't fully partisan. Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/14
I read your most recently newsletter and followed the link to Ann Coulter's post: CARTER PAGE: AGENT 000. Comments: > The Department of Justice used the unverified dossier to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against Carter Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/14
if a company has to outcompete another company for customers, they do a better job. Anonymous Monetary Privacy!? 2018/02/14
fighting crime anonymous Monetary Privacy!? 2018/02/14
learn stuff. read and discuss, esp Rand, esp *The Fountainhead*. choose and follow some interests – with objectively measurable performance and good improvement paths available (e.g. speedrunning) – to be **really good**. consider what good value curi Discussion 2018/02/12
A Self Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/12
it's pretty simple. heritability (English) is hard to measure, so they made up something easy to measure, named it "heritability", and research that. it's looking where the light is good instead of where you lost your keys. you already know what he curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/11
heritability critcism anon Thomas Szasz 2018/02/11
@accounts he means *explanations of the phenomena* there are many good explanations if you consider, say, different levels of detail. but they don't contradict each other! so there's no problem here. there is one underlying reality, and are multipl Anonymous Thomas Szasz 2018/02/11
> For any particular event there is some explanation for why it happened that way and not some other way. Accounts that don't match the correct explanation are wrong. Do you mean given accounts (testimony/anecdotes) or explanations of the phenomen Anonymous Thomas Szasz 2018/02/11
Epistemological differences oh my god it's turpentine Thomas Szasz 2018/02/11
i don't think hedging things is the right approach. i don't think compromise is good intellectually. there are cases where it's 6 of this, 5 of that, but not all cases work that way. there are other cases where an inch of something is a mistake. th curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> Do you think there is no truth in those fields, or you don't care about them, or what? >> Your epistemology is different than mine, in that you prematurely disallow certain causal models. I have repeatedly said that that there is truth and Anonymous Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> As these disagreements are fundamental and philosophical / epistemological, I see little value in pursuing them here. Why? Do you think there is no truth in those fields, or you don't care about them, or what? > Your epistemology is different curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> I don't know what you feel like I insulted your intelligence about heritability I didn’t say this, I said you made “negative assumptions about my intellectual competence”. My stance here has been to assume that you are not a fool, and that Anonymous Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
Spinal injury is horrible. I don't have anything to kill myself if something like that happens to me. This is worrying me. Horrible govt doesn't let me buy anything to help my suicide when I am old. FF Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
i think you're unhappy and this conversation is going to die soon, but i don't know how to fix it. i would like to fix it. curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
I don't know what you feel like I insulted your intelligence about heritability. I just spoke directly about the issues. I actually don't know where you stand – you both seem to have argued with me (saying the rebuttal link has relevant criticism re curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> Until you can measure it, you don't even know what it *is* enough to scientifically figure out what causes it. It’s a mot more complex than this. A good example is Hasok Chang’s “Inventing Temperature”, which documents how the concept of DMB Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> If my "this" you mean "mere authority consensus", then mostly I agree. Yeah and anything where there aren't objectively measurable criteria (which is why there's authority, credentials and partial consensus being used in the first place – b/c curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> This stuff is indirectly relevant, but is not quite what I hand in mind about us evaluating evidence differently. Alright, I won’t focus on these then. > For example, it's important to understand that "schizophrenia" is a *label*, a word. I Anonymous Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
I agree with the general analysis. I was talking about the value of flex or idle time in a life being run rationally. I agree the value changes dramatically if one runs his life in other ways. Regardless of how much self you have ... my guess is yo curi Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/10
No problem with informality. > If this is correct, and the basic issue is essentially epistemological, I'd like to nip that in the bud first. I'd like to ask for Elliot to say, roughly what his epistomology is re: scientific evidence, its quality, curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
On Szasz's views on "Mental Illness" DMB Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
Underestimating the value of flex and idle time PAS Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/10
big picture, i'd guess you of underestimate the value of flex and idle time. i know it's tricky to create a lot of those in your specific life b/c you get paid for scheduled time. (my paid programming work is primarily flex time – i can do most task curi Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
Ah OK. I recognize some people do take "comes naturally" to imply inborn. I didn't intend it that way. Ex: Driving comes naturally to me now, but it definitely wan't inborn. Driving was pretty hard for me at first compared to other people. Do yo PAS Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
"natural" = intuitive = fast thoughts/estimates **NOT** natural = inborn (the potential misleading thing). you used the phrase "comes naturally" which makes it sound like the 2nd one (was learned naturally or was inborn, instead of just feeling nat curi Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
> i can see the *option value* of things even when the option doesn't get used. I agree the option to do something else has value even if it doesn't get used. What I don't know is whether that value is greater or less than its cost. > in the big PAS Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
the point was about thinking in terms of expectation value, not specific techniques for estimating values in situations. put another way: i can see the *option value* of things even when the option doesn't get used. (I don't think this is super amazin curi Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
Estimation PAS Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
Popper certainly didn't agree with that crap, but offhand i don't remember him addressing it with direct arguments to refute it. But he did develop a good epistemology which says how we can know about the world, and he addressed a lot of other rival i Anonymous Objectivity 2018/02/05
What was Popper's take on it? Kate Objectivity 2018/02/05
Reminds me of this book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0070YQOHW/?tag=curi04-20 it's a sci fi story where a very different civilization than our own learns physics from a different perspective and situation than we learned it from. but of course it curi Objectivity 2018/02/02
Thanks for the explanation. My understanding so far of the sense perception issue is that differences in sense perception are basically no big deal. What you perceive thru your senses is just a starting place. After that, there's a whole bunch of thin Kate Objectivity 2018/02/02
I agree that fiction & TV often make evil seem unreal and a fantasy. Maybe because the evil is all represented by one main character. There are imo some children's books that do a great job of describing the pervasive and hard to spot nature of evil. Anonymous Evil and Chaos Exist 2018/02/02
I should have said "well known" instead of obvious. I will edit the post. Thanks for the correction. curi Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/30
Cross off very :) Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/30
> This is obvious, yet also contradicts the claim ... In one of your videos on the JP book you say in general you never say anything is obvious. See at about 1:48:00 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU4M9galhlA Did you slip up in the quo Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/30
The game theory optimal strategy in the ultimatum game is interesting (player A gets $N and offers some money to player B. Player B accepts and they both get paid, or rejects and they both get nothing). Consider the repeated game. You might think r curi Commentary Videos on 12 Rules for Life 2018/01/29
Over-reaching Anonymous Discussion 2018/01/28
> If we're not very good at reason, which I am not, then spending hours and hours reading stuff isn't likely to be very useful without spending ten times those hours and hours discussing what we read on the FI list, right? most stuff is *badly wron curi Energy, Drive, Life 2018/01/24
Am I anti-objectivist? FF Energy, Drive, Life 2018/01/24
half anti-Objectivist? FF Energy, Drive, Life 2018/01/24
If we're not very good at reason, which I am not, then spending hours and hours reading stuff isn't likely to be very useful without spending ten times those hours and hours discussing what we read on the FI list, right? If some new person grabs ou anon Energy, Drive, Life 2018/01/24
Rephrasing, one might take it as: A parent's job is to make his child *fit into the ordered structure of society*, so that he isn't consumed by chaos while never even having had access to order. That's absolutely not TCS, but is perhaps a more s Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/23
Related: JP says it is your job as a parent to make your child socially desirable by the age of 4. Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/23
> It's pretty rare that a cat on the street will let me pet it. Usually it runs away from me. Yes! FF Jordan Peterson's Anti-Overreaching Theme 2018/01/23
That's fair. Maybe a more direct way to write it is as follows: First note that L consists of the assertion that L is false. In general, to write X is false, we write: !X. So, once again letting S be the true/false value of L, we have S == ! Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
OK that's a contradiction. But I think you're skipping steps to get there. The translation from the English original to symbols is non-obvious. Your symbols (in #9470) correspond to English along the lines of: "If this sentence is true, then thi Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
I intend "If A, then B" as another way of writing "A implies B." There no notion of ordering or time involved. If one thinks of false as 0 and true as 1, then one can think of "A implies B" as meaning the same thing as A <= B. So (1) and (2) togeth Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
I don't think the boolean logic stuff is clear. Suppose S is true. Does "then" mean "return" and are they done in order? If so, if S is true then it simply returns false. And if S is false, evaluation moves on to (2) and then returns false. Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
Tangent: analyzing the liar paradox with symbolic logic Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
added. (it will take some time to show up due to cloudflare caching) curi Discussion 2018/01/23
I think it's interesting because JP is *right* about how people signal at parties, and it's good info that most people don't understand. patio11 has similar insights that could be considered red pill. But JP and patio11 both seem to think you should g curi Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/23
I think that one is OK. It doesn't make an infinite loop if you code it. It refers to a fact that exists at the time you're evaluating the sentence. curi Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
FI essays Anon69 Discussion 2018/01/23
petting cats on the street anonymous Jordan Peterson's Anti-Overreaching Theme 2018/01/23
12th rule is to pet a cat when you encounter one on the street :-) FF Jordan Peterson's Anti-Overreaching Theme 2018/01/23
Another example of JP judging success by what other people think Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/23
Another example of JP overstating the wisdom of the mob Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/23
Are all self-referential sentences poorly defined? Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
Bitcoin is falling. Anyone who took Elliot's advise saved their money. FF Discussion 2018/01/22
#9455 sorry for asking. ff Discussion 2018/01/20
#9457 I think whether that advice is good depends on what someone is trying to "get ahead" of. Get ahead of other people in a social status game? I think that's what most people actually mean by "get ahead". And probably what you had in mind. Ya I PAS Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/01/19
lots of ppl compromise to "get ahead". don't. if some ambition requires bad things, find something else to do instead. Anonymous Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/01/18
> They'd rather have a single hand-tooled tractor in Galt's Gulch, or a little farm, or a few barrels of day of oil production, or a cabin instead of a skyscraper ... as long as it's fully theirs, it's fully pure and proper and correct ... there's not PAS Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/01/18
He didn't make an announcement about leaving. He just hasn't been posting. Who knows. Anonymous Discussion 2018/01/17
Has Rami left FI? FF Discussion 2018/01/16
#9355 >Yes, I know Popper solved a major problem when he invented CR and the world did not take notice. Having an AGI sitting in your face is a different story though! People have billions of humans sitting in their face, many of whom do amazing Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2018/01/13
#9450 You can make a reasonable (significant) effort to not do it, cuz u think it's bad. U don't have to be 100% perfect and omniscient to do a good job of addressing this issue. And u can e.g. be receptive when ur kid points out ur doing it, which curi Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
>(2) Parent should sacrifice their own feelings, ideas, and preferences for the sake of the child's. In the case where (1) is not true but parent feels what child wants is bad, it seems to ask parent to fully and cheerfully provide help anyway. That s Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
> Frowning, having a stressed voice, or being selectively less energetically helpful/friendly/cheerful can be pressuring and controlling. (E.g. parent is "too tired" to do an activity child wants, but would suddenly be available if child wanted to do Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
do you *want* to understand? are you trying? what are you hoping to accomplish here? do you want some information? do you have any questions or curiosity about anything you read? do you think you could say, in your own words, the TCS reasoning for why curi Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
Perhaps I missed it... Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
pressure to do certain careers (e.g. be a prestigious doctor), have certain life roles (e.g. having a kid so parent can be grandparent). another bad parenting thing Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
http://fallibleideas.com/taking-children-seriously note the links at the bottom will take you to dozens more articles. Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
The burden of proof lies with you, in evidence or argument, to support your claims. You provide little or none, so there is no reason to believe any of them to be true. This is true whether your audience is smart and curious or dismissive and naive Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
> What is the purpose of this list? > That which can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without it, no? The list is for curious, interested people, not dismissive people who don't care to think. People can ask the reasoning for a curi Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
This is all presented without any evidence to support it. Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
> What is the purpose of this list? What problem is it intended to solve? It points out bad parenting practices. This helps solve the problem of people not knowing those practices are bad. oh my god it's turpentine Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
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What is the purpose of this list? What problem is it intended to solve? Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
games oh my god it's turpentine Bad Parenting List 2018/01/10
@critrat - you're leaking info about who you are. Is this intentional? You have a problem which is blocking you from making progress in CR and has caused your standards to slip. Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/01/02
#9435 Planck solved the ultraviolet catastrophe, not, as you said, the infrared catastrophe. Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/01/02
There's no prophesy: Planck should not be credited for what he didn't know and could not foresee. Philosophy is more important than shuffleboard. You should begin by recognizing that, given some framework, you can then make judgements about some id curi Reading Recommendations 2017/12/29
I've yet to come across a meaningful way to assign a measure of greater-than-ness. It's difficult comparing two contributions to science/philosophy to one another. In fact, such a measure will in part be a prophesy, because the importance of certa CritRat Reading Recommendations 2017/12/29
#9433 Interesting. Here's my own comparison. DD knows more about physics than Einstein did, but Einstein can reasonably be considered the greater physicist b/c making major original breakthroughs is harder than standing on the shoulders of giants. Dagny Reading Recommendations 2017/12/28
I was asked about how I compared Rand to Popper, and how I concluded Rand was the greatest philosopher: Popper had one main **huge** thing – solving the problem of induction with a new non-justificationist evolutionary epistemology. That's **grea curi Reading Recommendations 2017/12/28
> In my experience, it does seem like people who take it upon themselves to respond to very poor quality criticism (I am thinking of stuff on twitter here) do generally lower the quality of their thinking as a result. Thoughts tend toward ground recen Dagny Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/24
(Response to #9297-9315) > the "training" idea is dumb. if you spend the discussion understanding why Pat's perspective is wrong better, then you won't be trained to do it, you'll be helped not to do it. In my experience, it does seem like peopl PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/24
yeah i agree, Trump is intellectually wrong in some ways but he's a decent negotiator and there's some sketchy stuff related to China (there's currency manipulation stuff too, idk a ton about it but i don't think it's all legit) and room to push for s curi Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2017/12/24
China has started to reciprocate following Trump's visit: https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/trump-notches-another-win-on-trade-as-china-slashes-tariffs/ Getting China to substantially reduced import tariffs is a win for Trump. I doub Anonymous Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2017/12/24
What you described is a type of fragility. Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/20
social norms about criticism Anne B Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/20
> "would the world be better off if people unable to do PF (naming Eliezer for the sake of argument) had never claimed to be public intellectuals?" > To me, this seems definitely false in the case of Eliezer. Of course you may disagree. I like s curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/19
> Did PL silently quit the discussion, without warning, after indicating that you wouldn't? Not really, I just had to take a break. You can expect longish time gaps in the future as well. Though, actually, I never meant to indicate that I'd make su PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/19
Did PL silently quit the discussion, without warning, after indicating that you wouldn't? What do people advise doing in a world where that's typical? Where it's so hard to find anyone who wants to think over time instead of just quitting for reaso curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/10
People are easily fooled by stuff like the following: https://intelligence.org/donate/ > Support our 2017 Fundraiser We study foundational problems in computer science to help ensure that smarter-than-human artificial intelligence has a positiv Anonymous Reply to Robert Spillane 2017/12/09
People Fooling Themselves About AI Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/07
what kinds of idiots give them money? Anonymous Reply to Robert Spillane 2017/12/06
>> They would say the method is Solomonoff Induction. > aka arbitrarily pick one. or is it non-arbitrary, and there are serious arguments governed by ... some other epistemology? nope -- they don't care about that too much. Anyway shut up because Anonymous Reply to Robert Spillane 2017/12/06
Spillane isn't a Bayesian btw. Anonymous Reply to Robert Spillane 2017/12/06
> They would say the method is Solomonoff Induction. aka arbitrarily pick one. or is it non-arbitrary, and there are serious arguments governed by ... some other epistemology? Anonymous Reply to Robert Spillane 2017/12/06
> Any finite set of data is compatible with infinitely many generalizations, so by what method does induction select which generalizations to induce from those infinite possibilities? They would say the method is Solomonoff Induction. They would ta Anonymous Reply to Robert Spillane 2017/12/06
You could make book outlines when you read books. You could post more questions. You could keep a list of emails you particularly like and make a website with them. (Better than large, disorganized, mixed-quality archives.) Anonymous My Paths Forward Policy 2017/12/06
You could add category tags to curi blog posts. Anonymous My Paths Forward Policy 2017/12/06
Abstractions exist but don't have their own world. Information exists physically, e.g. on hard disks or in brains. I don't know if Popper really meant they had their own world – like dualism or Platonism. I don't think his way of explaining the s Anonymous Reply to Robert Spillane 2017/12/06
>I reject Popper's three worlds. I think there's one world, the physical world. You don't think there's a world of abstractions? Anonymous Reply to Robert Spillane 2017/12/06
Offering Value Anne B My Paths Forward Policy 2017/12/06
dropbox breaks links sometimes. use http://curi.us/files/MailMate-Config.zip Anonymous Discussion 2017/12/05
MailMate Configs Anonymous Discussion 2017/12/05
Second Draft of CR and AI Fallibilist Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/04
noted. what it means - and what I should have said - is that humans can create any knowledge which it is possible to create. any crit on that? Fallibilist Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/04
That's all beside the point. You wrote > Critical Rationalism says that human beings are universal knowledge creators. This means there are no problems we cannot in principle solve. Note the "this means". So you can't then bring up a different a Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/04
I realise I have one disagreement. > Anyway this is incorrect. We could be universal knowledge creators but unable to solve some problems. Some problems could be inherently unsolvable or solved by a means other than knowledge. One of the claims Fallibilist Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/04
thx for the comments curi. i agree with the points you made. Fallibilist Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/03
> Yes, I agree that prestige isn't actually the issue. I think the best way to get people to pay attention to CR is by continuing to make progress in it so that you end up solving a major problem. I have in mind AGI. CR is the only viable set of ideas Dagny Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/03
> Critical Rationalism says that human beings are universal knowledge creators. This means there are no problems we cannot in principle solve. I think by "means" you mean "implies". Anyway this is incorrect. We could be universal knowledge creat curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/03
> It is not only a full-fledged rival epistemology to the Bayesian/Inductivist one IMO there is no Bayesian/Inductivist epistemology and they don't even know what an epistemology is. here's some text i'm writing for a new website: > **Epistemolo curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/03
Btw, I'm aware of a few typos - e.g. argument instead of augment - don't bother with those. Fallibilist Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/03
Crits on Draft Post Fallibilist Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/03
someone spot me some LW Karma so I can do a post to the discussion area Fallibilist Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/02
think PL is ever coming back? Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/02
And Another LW Comment Fallibilist Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/01
http://lesswrong.com/lw/pk0/open_letter_to_miri_tons_of_interesting_discussion/dyhr sample: How would [1000 great FI philosophers] transform the world? Well consider the influence Ayn Rand had. Now imagine 1000 people, who all surpass her (due t curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/30
another LW comment curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/30
addition to previous comment curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/30
less wrong comment copy/paste curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/30
whoever "Fallibilist" is, his aggressive framings are wonderful. http://lesswrong.com/lw/pk0/open_letter_to_miri_tons_of_interesting_discussion/dyfz http://lesswrong.com/user/Fallibilist/overview/# curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/29
When will Rami be back? Does anyone know? FF Discussion 2017/11/29
Bunch of typos you might want to fix. Anonymous Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2017/11/28
Less Wrong Mirror curi Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2017/11/28
> No doubt lots of people hate you, and fear you even. weird, i'm super nice. curi Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2017/11/28
> I guess you're right there's some disagreement in there somewhere, but I don't think they know what it is. Yes, I think they do not know what it is. This is an important problem, though, to know what it is. > There's also some other issues mi Anonymous Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2017/11/28
Another category of critic I didn't mention is the pro-CR critic, who thinks CR is great but uses criticism to improve it. These are within-the-system criticisms instead of rejecting-the-system criticisms. An example critic of this type is me. curi Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2017/11/28
They do not claim Popper was wrong, they are just failing to fully implement CR ideas in their own lives. I guess you're right there's some disagreement in there somewhere, but I don't think they know what it is. There's also some other issues mixe curi Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2017/11/28
This may be another category of criticism of CR: 6. Silent criticism. This comes from those who know Popper's ideas well, where active, and have now gone mostly silent. This includes Deutsch, Tanett, Champion, and many others. They have some cri Anonymous Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2017/11/28
Understanding non-standard ideas is hard, especially when you don't want to. Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/28
Here's an example of my reply to a CR criticism: https://www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson/comments/7g2vfz/karl_popper/dqgv1vz/ curi Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2017/11/28
I posted a version of this at https://www.lesserwrong.com/posts/85mfawamKdxzzaPeK/any-good-criticism-of-karl-popper-s-epistemology curi Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2017/11/28
> One criticism of falsificationism involves the relationship between theory and observation. Thomas Kuhn, among others, argues that observation is itself strongly theory-laden, in the sense that what one observes is often significantly affected by on Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/28
Typical Popper criticism stuff: https://www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson/comments/7g2vfz/karl_popper/dqgv1vz/ curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/28
Paths Forward Policy curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/28
> Perhaps they should be called "selection algorithms" or something. how about calling them evolution-like algorithms. > These are all closely inter-related sets of ideas and people hate them. The ideas are harder and more different than ideas curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/28
Induction Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/28
#9364 > What? I put out YESNO this year. I've developed the ideas over time but I only just put out a well-organized version of it. Like many good new ideas, Yes/No has met with mostly silence and you know it. It’s good you have subsequently w Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/28
fucked up the quoting sorry Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/28
#9170 Adding to my comment above: > what your doing doesn't involve replicators. Agree. The program copies the Turing Machines. There is copying, variation, and selection (CVS), not replication, variation, and selection (RVS). CVS is evoluti Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/28
#9170 Good comment. It's possible to write a TM that replicates it's own code right? So maybe rather than the algorithm selecting TM's for copying, a requirement would be that the TM must be able to replicate its own code as well as pass whatever o Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/27
> the main hard/interesting part to begin with is how to code it at all, not how to make it work efficiently (as you talk about). and you aren't trying to deal with general purpose ideas (including explanations) meeting criticisms which are themselves Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/27
#9368 what your doing doesn't involve replicators. replicators cause their own replication in a variety of contexts, not just one tiny super-specialized niche (or else *anything* would qualify, if you just put it in a specially built factory/program f Dagny Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/27
the main hard/interesting part to begin with is how to code it at all, not how to make it work efficiently (as you talk about). and you aren't trying to deal with general purpose ideas (including explanations) meeting criticisms which are themselves i curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/27
#9167 The toy version I have written currently attempts to evolve Turing Machines. The TMs must pass a suite of pre-defined tests. These tests are added into the mix one-by-one as candidates become available that have passed all prior tests. Someti Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/27
#9365 as a matter of optimization, why not *only generate new ideas constrained by all the existing criticism*? (though just doing a LOT of new ideas in the usual manner accomplishes the same thing, but you don't like that b/c of the LOT part, whic curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/27
Wow Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/27
Here's a problem related to YesNo philosophy that I'd appreciate some suggestions about. Let's suppose we have a kind of evolutionary algorithm that generates a set of guesses and subjects those guesses to a set of tests. The outcome of a test is e Yes/No philosophy and Evo Algorithm problem Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/27
> Yes/No philosophy and Paths Forward are great stuff. But those ideas are from some years ago and what's the uptake of those ideas been? What? I put out YESNO this year. I've developed the ideas over time but I only just put out a well-organized v curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
Yes/No philosophy and Paths Forward are great stuff. But those ideas are from some years ago and what's the uptake of those ideas been? Are you convincing enough people that you will have your millions in 20+ years? I don't think so. Your ideas have m Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
> In fact it was discussed quite a lot by Max More decades ago on Extropy lists. secondary sources are inadequate. this stuff is *hard to understand*. you're massively underestimating how complex it is, and what it takes to understand it, and then Dagny Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
re #9360 > Critical Rationalism is an excellent epistemology with which I'm very familiar. In fact it was discussed quite a lot by Max More decades ago on Extropy lists. I'm pretty sure that Yudkowsky would also be very familiar with it too, since Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
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> How are you going to fix parenting/education/philosophy? You're stuck right? You're making approximately zero progress. I made YESNO ( https://yesornophilosophy.com ) recently, i think that's good progress on better communication of ideas *and* curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
> I think AGI is too hard for a demonstration. I don't expect to be at the point where we should even *start coding* within the next 20 years – more if FI/CR doesn't start catching on. > > I also think AGI is the wrong problem to work on in genera Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
My discussions with Less Wrong are now available as a PDF: http://curi.us/ebooks doesn't include the recent slack chats (which you can find in the FI yahoo group archives if you want) curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
> Yes, I agree that prestige isn't actually the issue. I think the best way to get people to pay attention to CR is by continuing to make progress in it so that you end up solving a major problem. I have in mind AGI. I think AGI is too hard for a curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
Yes, I agree that prestige isn't actually the issue. I think the best way to get people to pay attention to CR is by continuing to make progress in it so that you end up solving a major problem. I have in mind AGI. CR is the only viable set of ideas t Elliot Temple Fan Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/25
> ET doesn't publish in academic journals or seek fancy university positions BTW Popper and DD already tried some of that stuff. But MIRI isn't impressed. DD has tried talking with lots of people and his prestige doesn't actually get them to listen curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/25
If MIRI had any sense they would take Elliot Temple on as a consultant philosopher. They should want the best and ET is currently the world's best philosopher. His ideas and the ideas from the traditions he stands in are needed for AGI to make any pro Elliot Temple Fan Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/25
http://raysolomonoff.com/publications/chris1.pdf > We will describe three kinds of probabilistic induction problems, and give general solutions for each , with associated convergence theorems that show they tend to give good probability estimates. curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
also evo psych assumes selection pressures on psychology were met by genes instead of memes. this is broadly false, and people should start studying memes more. David Deutsch is the only person who's said something really interesting about memes: his Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> But, although the sequences were partly about collecting together and expositing fairly standard stuff like Bayes and evo psych, they were *also* about pointing to *holes* in our understanding of what intelligence is, which Eliezer argued *must* be Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ejs/1256822130 you need a philosophy before you can decide what your math details mean. the disagreement isn't so much about the right epistemology, but Bayesians don't even know what epistemology is and don't Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> I really can't see how you can avoid induction. Your lack of understanding of how DD's philosophy (Critical Rationalism) works is not an argument. Do you want to understand it or just hate and ignore it while claiming to love the books? Everythin Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
You can't just look at the forest...you have to see the trees [email protected] Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
(#9344 was me, forgot to enter the username.) Posts #9263-#9266 (mainly several examples of when you don't feel obligated to respond further): My takeaway: PF has a different style of dealing with trolls, which is not a troll-hund and not exactl PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> DD seems to like the analogy between epistemics and evolution quite a lot. that's not an analogy. evolution is *literally* about replicators (with variation and selection). ideas are capable of replicating, not just genes. > because they don't curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> PL, I'm curious if you read chapter 1 of FoR or skipped to 3. I found people at LW quite hostile to some ideas in ch1 about empiricism, instrumentalism, the importance of explanations, the limited value of prediction and the oracle argument, etc. Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
@#9341 do you have arguments which point out where DD went wrong? or do you just ignore contrary viewpoints on the assumption that they must be false b/c you know you're right? Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
People in AGI typically have either read a few things about Popper from second-hand sources or do not engage with his ideas at all. For example: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1105.5721.pdf This 2011 paper is "A Philosophical Treatise of Universal Induct Anonymous at 2:39 AM Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
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