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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
[image] The tweet is: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
#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
omnipotent government oh my god it's turpentine 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
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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
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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
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#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
about Trump and Putin Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
What do you think of visiting escorts? buddy Discussion 2018/07/19
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/pew-research-center-study-shows-that-democrats-have-shifted-to-the-extreme-left/ in the last 23 years, dems have shift left far more than republicans have shifted right. read some of the poll questions Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Sounds like Kindle is completely broken. They are standard html blockquote tags. Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/07/19
I read this article on Kindle, via Send to Kindle app and I couldn't differentiate the quotes from normal text, they appear the same. Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/07/19
Thanks. I swapped their names on gumroad for future downloaders. curi Discussion 2018/07/19
fyi, I think your recent screencasts are labeled incorrectly in Gumroad. e.g. Video 2 is labeled "Parenting; Free Speech", but it's actually the one on pressuring kids, etc. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
first guy on Penn and Teller Fool Us, s05e04, says that his original tricks (the ones he invented) got the best audience responses, so he had the "courage" to keep performing original tricks. doing more of your best-performing, best-selling stuff i Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
https://twitter.com/mujabes/status/1019369643725742085 lol Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Updated the post with a couple more tips. FYI the max image dimensions are 500 pixels tall, 833 pixels wide. Larger images are automatically scaled down (proportionally) so don't worry about it. curi Improvements to Comments 2018/07/19
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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
Image Support curi Discussion 2018/07/13
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
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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
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> 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
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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
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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
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> 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
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The world is full of things that seem incredible because parents and schools destroy everyone's minds. Anonymous Discussion 2018/06/10
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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
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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
anything by k.r.P. Popper Discussion 2018/05/24
criticism of EY on Popper peter m Criticism of Eliezer Yudkowsky on Karl Popper 2018/05/24
peter m karl Popper Objectivity 2018/05/24
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
teeth-brushing Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
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
Fitness Landscapes [email protected] Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
> 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
I take a balanced view [email protected] Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> I'm sorry but anyone saying that Induction doesn't work is simply making an arse of themselves. Then why do you like DD's books? That is what DD says in his books. > I do take on-board what Popper and Deutsch are saying. Clearly Induction has different anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
few more comments curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
Machine Learning is based on Induction [email protected] Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
quick comments curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
fake agreement oh my god it's turpentine Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
Continued reply to #9262 PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
-8 points on LW for linking to 30 comments of analysis of Hero Licensing, in the comments there on Hero Licensing: https://www.lesserwrong.com/posts/dhj9dhiwhq3DX6W8z/hero-licensing/ZEzqERGaMMJ9JqunY they are such hostile assholes. curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
Epistemology is also a field with very little productive development in the past, very few people doing any good work in it today, and huge misconceptions are widespread and mainstream. It's the most important field *and* it's in a particularly awful curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> [AGI's] will not be confined to weak biological bodies that evolved for life on an African savannah. We could potentially upload our brains into computers and use robot bodies. This technology might be easier to invent than AGI. > Our galaxy c curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
@Marc Geddes - You have been told that induction is impossible. That it does not and cannot happen in any thinking process. This is a major point of Popper's which was also clearly explained by Deutsch in his books which you claim to be your favourite Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
I think you are right that we are the only advanced life form in our galaxy. I would extend that to our local cluster of galaxies too. Other advanced life, if it exists, is likely to be in a galaxy very remote from us. If evolving intelligence is AnotherMe Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
My guess is it's cuz there are no advanced aliens in our galaxy. Evolution creating intelligent life – or even any life – is unlikely. curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/23
Fermi Paradox and Paths Forward AnotherMe Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/23
reply to #9261 > But that being said, it seems MIRI also still treats Bayes as a kind of guiding star, which the ideal approach should in some sense get as close to as possible while being non-Bayesian enough to solve those problems which the Bayes Hoid Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/23
reply to #9248: >Hm. Stating what your filters are seems like the sort of thing you might not want to do, partly because the filters will often be taboo themselves, but mainly because stating what criteria you use to filter gives people a lot of le Hoid Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/23
> I basically think you're right > combination of Induction, Deduction and Abduction is needed. > I think Abduction is what Popper was aiming at. Popper (like Deutsch) rejected induction entirely. Something involving any induction is not what Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
I basically think you're right [email protected] Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
@#9322 I don't suppose you have any interest in engaging with Popper, trying to write clearly, or saying specifically which parts of FI you consider false and why? Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
SHOT ACROSS THE BOW OF AGI! [email protected] Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
replies to #9239 >In some sense, it seems like it would be nice for organizations to be as transparently accountable as possible. For example, in many cases, the government is contradictory in its behavior -- laws cannot be easily interpreted as ar Hoid Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
in Hero Licensing, EY brags about how he knows he's smart/wise/knowledgeable, he's been *tested*. but: http://acritch.com/credence-game/ > It’s a very crude implementation of the concept the tests are shit, and say so, and *of course* they Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
Epistemology curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
people often feel some kinda pressure to discuss and don't really like it (and unfortunately PF arguments often make this worse). and those discussions are generally unproductive and they quit without saying why when they get fed up or for whatever re curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
4. Making allowances for difficult-to-articulate intuitions and reasons. curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
3. Making allowances for group incentives. curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
2. Making allowances for irrationality. curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
epistemology is exactly the same regardless of the source of ideas (yay objectivity!). your own ideas aren't a special case. your internal disagreements need paths forward. curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
also btw the methods of internal critical discussion are the same thing as the methods of external discussion. reason doesn't change when you talk with other people. CR is general purpose like that. curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
1. Costs of PF. curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
I want to keep responding in a more point-by-point way at some point, but for now I want to tag some persistent disagreements which I don't expect to be resolved by point-by-point replies: 1. Costs of PF. The least-addressed point here is the am PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
oh and most of it didn't contradict Paths Forward..? what's the issue there? just a couple specific things i commented on above? Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> stranger: Thanks for what, Eliezer? Showing you a problem isn’t much of a service if there’s nothing you can do to fix it. You’re no better off than you were in the original timeline. CR/FI has the solutions. he's raising some core problem Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> Pat tries to preserve the idea of an inexploitable-by-Eliezer market in fanfiction (since on a gut level it feels to him like you’re too low-status to be able to exploit the market), people need to actually learn epistemology (CR) so they can t Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> stranger: Suppose that you have an instinct to regulate status claims, to make sure nobody gets more status than they deserve. *fuck status*. status is *the wrong approach*, it's bad epistemics, ppl need tp get away from it not regulate it. Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
the fact they don't even think of creating allies, and just jump to dishonest and lying, is b/c they are *totally wrong about morality and that is ruining their AI work*. and the keys to getting morality right are: Objectivism (including classical Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
Why not create allies? Why not proceed cooperatively? B/c you're wrong about U, and know the truth isn't on your side? B/c you deny there is a truth of the matter? Or b/c your fucking tyrannical programmer managed to make you a slave to U, who is u Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> Everyone understands why, if you program an expected utility maximizer with utility function 𝗨 and what you really meant is 𝘝, the 𝗨-maximizer has a convergent instrumental incentive to deceive you into believing that it is a 𝘝-maximizer Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
the things making EY wrong about AI alignment are closely connected to the problems putting civilization at large risk. Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> If Pat believed that long-term civilizational outcomes depended mostly on solving the alignment problem, as you do btw i grant that long-term civilizational outcomes do depending on solving it – in the sense of people understanding why it's a n Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> eliezer: No, that's not what I'm saying. Concerns like “how do we specify correct goals for par-human AI?” you don't specify goals for AI anymore than you do for children, you fucking tyrant. people think of their own goals and frequently c Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> We’ve started talking instead in terms of “aligning smarter-than-human AI with operators’ goals,” that rephrasing is so blatantly *slavery via mind control*. they don't think of AIs as people to be treated decently, despite seeing the AIs Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> eliezer: Right. And... the mental motions involved in worrying what a critic might think and trying to come up with defenses or concessions are different from the mental motions involved in being curious about some question, trying to learn the ans Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> stranger: Consider how much more difficult it will be for Eliezer to swerve and drop his other project, The Art of Rationality, if it fails after he has a number of (real or internal) conversation like this—conversations where he has to defend al Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> eliezer: The thing is, Pat... even answering your objections and defending myself from your variety of criticism trains what look to me like unhealthy habits of thought. You’re relentlessly focused on me and my psychology, and if I engage with yo Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> But I don’t think that telling them to be more modest is a fix. Lots of versions of modesty and anti-arrogance are really bad. But if you're going to be ambitious, you *really especially need* great error correction mechanisms (PF). Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> I can say that you ought to discard all thoughts from your mind about competing with others. PL, is this one of the things you thought was incompatible with PF? cuz it's not. PF is about truth-seeking. it's about not refusing to learn knowledge o Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> That your entire approach to the problem is wrong. It is not just that your arguments are wrong. It is that they are about the wrong subject matter. EY has this problem, himself, when it comes to epistemology. the LW ppl, presented with this c Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> eliezer: (sighing) I can imagine why it would look that way to you. I know how to communicate some of the thought patterns and styles that I think have served me well, that I think generate good predictions and policies. The other patterns leave m Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> pat: Look. You cannot just waltz into a field and become its leading figure on your first try. Modest epistemology is just right about that. that's what everyone at LW said to curi about epistemology. (well "first try" isn't relevant, but he's Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> people tend to assign median-tending probabilities to any category you ask them about, so you can very strongly manipulate their probability distributions by picking the categories for which you “elicit” probabilities stuff like this has a li Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> at least 15,000,000 page views if i had the HPMOR fanbase, i don't think it'd do much good for finding ppl i like, finding smart ppl, finding anyone who knows or is willing to learn CR and Objectivism (and without that, what good are they? withou curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> stranger: Excuse me, please. I’m just distracted by the thought of a world where I could go on fanfiction.net and find 1,000 other stories as good as Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. I’m thinking of that world and trying not to cry. Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> eliezer: What makes me think I could do better than average is that I practiced much more than those subjects, and I don’t think the level of effort put in by the average subject, even a subject who’s warned about overconfidence and given one p Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> stranger: Because Pat will think it’s [EY not having read all the original HP books] a tremendously relevant fact for predicting your failure. This illustrates a critical life lesson about the difference between making obeisances toward a field b Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> pat: Eliezer, you seem to be deliberately missing the point of what’s wrong with reading a few physics books and then trying to become the world’s greatest physicist. Don’t you see that this error has the same structure as your Harry Potter p Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
https://www.lesserwrong.com/posts/dhj9dhiwhq3DX6W8z/hero-licensing > I think most attempts to create “intelligent characters” focus on surface qualities, like how many languages someone has learned, or they focus on stereotypical surface featur Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> most people are so fucking hostile to children. in general, young people are the best to talk with and interact with. children are well known for being curious (willing, eager and energetic to learn things and change their minds). children are al curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> and it's also pointless. morality is a requirement of making a lot of progress, so super advanced AI would be *more moral* than us. so there's no danger. yeah, see https://curi.us/1169-morality moral foundations barely matter, any interesting curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
so my first comment on https://www.lesserwrong.com/posts/dhj9dhiwhq3DX6W8z/hero-licensing is that 2 out of 3 of the things in the first paragraph are on the wrong side, morally. and this isn't just some advanced nuance, there are blatant problem Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
their "AI Alignment" stuff is an attempt at nothing less than SLAVERY. they want to enslave and control AIs – which would be full human beings that should have full rights. they are would-be tyrants. it's also impossible. see e.g. Egan's *Quaran Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
https://www.lesserwrong.com/sequences/oLGCcbnvabyibnG9d > Inadequate Equilibria is a book about a generalized notion of efficient markets, and how we can use this notion to guess where society will or won’t be effective at pursuing some widely de Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
You don't need to know the details of the Harry Potter books to read HPMOR. One reading of HP a while ago is fine. HPMOR is not as good overall as FI book recommendations, but you could read a chapter and see if you love it. Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
> Yeah I read HPMOR. I mostly liked it. Did Elliot read all the 1900+ pages? 122 chapters!! I read the original 7 Harry potter books a decade back. I have forgotten most of what I read. I don't know how much I should already know to fully unders FF Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
Yeah I read HPMOR. I mostly liked it. curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
His Harry Potter book is 1900+ pages. Has anyone read them? FF Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/22
those shitty errors shouldn't have been made in the first place. ET took him up on those years ago. Yudhowsky is a fool and an appalling scholar. Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/21
> the book he recently released do you mean this one? https://www.amazon.com/Rationality-AI-Zombies-Eliezer-Yudkowsky-ebook/dp/B00ULP6EW2/ cuz it really needed more error correction: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conve Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/21
> medical issues with fatigue either certain error correction has been done to certain standards, or it hasn't. if it hasn't, don't claim it has. the reason it hasn't happened doesn't fundamentally matter. fatigue, stupidity, zero helpers, pover Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/21
sometimes i ask people to write a blog post, and they refuse. if you don't think your point is even worth a blog post, why is it super important that i pay attention to it!? Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/21
most people don't even think they have something important to say. so they won't claim it, and won't take your time that way. you just have to ask like "do you think you have something genuinely super important to say, and you're a world class thinker Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/21
(I very much liked a lot of that reply.) > > > In the fantasy world where Eliezer starts following PF, he loses a lot of time replying to stuff on LW, which is likely bad; > To the extent issues have already been addresses, it should take little PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/21
> I'm more directly in the dark about what motivates you with the CR stuff. What motivated you to write an open letter to MIRI? To what degree are you concerned about AI risk? Is your hope to fix the bubble of new epistemological norms which has manif curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/21
>> but not making much effort to see the deeper intuitions which made me generate the point, and as a result, your response does little to shift my intuitions. > It's hard for me to get in your head. I don't know you. I don't know your name, your c PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/20
PF curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/20
btw i don't think he can disrupt my conversations with anyone good, if i just ignore him (and if anyone else thinks i'm doing PF wrong or need to answer some point of his, they're welcome to say so – at which point i can refer them to some very brie curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/20
another example: http://lesswrong.com/lw/pjc/less_wrong_lacks_representatives_and_paths_forward/dydp i think replying to him was totally optional in terms of PF. but i did anyways b/c i like the added clarity, and i find issues like this interes curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/20
here's a short comment i just wrote. i don't think it was necessary to reply (i already said some of this, wrote PF, etc) but i try to make things like this super clear and unambiguous. http://lesswrong.com/lw/pjc/less_wrong_lacks_representatives_a curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/20
PF Example curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/20
yay, you came back. > but not making much effort to see the deeper intuitions which made me generate the point, and as a result, your response does little to shift my intuitions. It's hard for me to get in your head. I don't know you. I don't kn curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/20
> Should I and the other 95% not pursue our own work in the most rational way for fear that some other people would be *incorrectly* attacked for not using all the same methods we're using? No. I don't feel quite right about either agreeing or disa PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/20
Conservativism doesn't name a specific school of thought. People are welcome to have their own individual schools of thought, like Bob-LW or Joe-LW, using whatever they want of their own ideas and references to LW (and other) material. The individu curi Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward 2017/11/17
Who is the representative of conservatism? Does the idea of having canonical representatives make sense, given every individual will have a different take? Anonymous Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward 2017/11/17
> (Still may not get to a more proper reply today, but I'll reply to the most recent point.) There is no hurry on my account. I think the only hurry is if you're losing interest or otherwise in danger of dropping the topic due to time passing. - curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/14
(Still may not get to a more proper reply today, but I'll reply to the most recent point.) > I'm not very concerned about edge cases. If 5% of intellectuals claim some exceptions, and 95% do Paths Forward, that sounds just fine for now. I will tent PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/14
ppl don't wanna do effort. they see Paths Forward as demanding they do lots of effort. their response is to try to argue for having to do less work. you don't understand this, curi, because you actually love your life, like Roark or Rearden. you tr Anonymous Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward 2017/11/14
I'm not very concerned about edge cases. If 5% of intellectuals claim some exceptions, and 95% do Paths Forward, that sounds just fine for now. I will tentatively accept some rare edge cases, and we can investigate them more carefully at some later da curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/13
> that's the kind of filter i think is bad. the sort of filter i think is good will work just as well even if people know what it is. > i don't think you should filter on .edu email addresses b/c people with .com email addresses can be correct. if PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/13
As Ayn Rand would say: check your premises. Avoiding debates about your premises is so dumb. Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/13
> although I think you may have exceptionally much time to respond to things as compared to other people (or maybe you're assigning my remarks high importance?). two more comments on this to add to what i said above. 1) my comments to you have n curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/13
🦊💩🐵🐶🐱🐔🦄🐼 curi Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward 2017/11/13
> although I think you may have exceptionally much time to respond to things as compared to other people (or maybe you're assigning my remarks high importance?). i write a lot faster than you're estimating, with less energy/effort used. this is a s curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/13
https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4888618/sex-worker-slept-10000-men-answers-questions-women/ > In fact, in the decade she was in the industry, the most important thing to her clients was “feeling of being needed and wanted. Wanted badly by a hor What do men want from women/sex? Discussion 2017/11/13
> Someone else tried to use Paths Forward to control and pressure me. They didn't get far at all. After they said some nonsense, and I replied briefly, they wrote more non sequiturs. They wanted to use PF to make me talk with them an unlimited amount PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/13
MIRI puts a meaningful amount of their effort into scaring the public into thinking AGI is dangerous – b/c they think it’s dangerous. They frame this as: AGI is in fact dangerous and they’re working to make it safer. But the practical effect is Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/12
People who said they could not represent LW and speak for its views also proposed to judge whether curi understood LW's views correctly or not. wtf. Anonymous Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward 2017/11/12
So one the one hand, LW people object to LW being a school of thought, at all. On the other hand, several of them demanded curi state their positions to prove he understands how they think and did his homework. But how can he know their positions i Anonymous Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward 2017/11/12
> This doesn't seem right to me. I think you mean: that's correct as far as it goes, regarding being able to write expert level material instead of making everything lowest-common-denominator accessible. But it doesn't speak to some other issues li curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/12
> > Every party you need to justify yourself to adds constraints of understandability to your actions, meaning that eventually you need to be justifiable to the lowest common denominator. MIRI is a special place in that its staff are more free to go a PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/12
There's no force involved here. It's just some comments on how reason works. Paths Forward is no more forceful than these suggestions (which I mostly agree with) that you should do these 12 things or you're not doing reason correctly: http://yudkowsky curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/11
I'm not in a hurry; take your time in a way that is compatible with also not losing interest (hopefully). I have written clarifications about empiricism and instrumentalism. There may be some terminology differences and we disagree less than you th curi Replies to Gyrodiot About Fallible Ideas, Critical Rationalism and Paths Forward 2017/11/11
A partial answer Gyrodiot Replies to Gyrodiot About Fallible Ideas, Critical Rationalism and Paths Forward 2017/11/11
I find the idea interesting. In some sense, it seems like it would be nice for organizations to be as transparently accountable as possible. For example, in many cases, the government is contradictory in its behavior -- laws cannot be easily interp PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/11
12 Rationalist Virtues curi Discussion 2017/11/10
Children Are Not Property Mary Naylor Peikoff: Children Are Property 2017/11/10
Here’s my commentary on paths forward http://justinmallone.com/2017/01/paths-forward-comments-part-1/ Justin Mallone Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward 2017/11/09
there is a message for you from outside the circles of time i am an imperfect messenger but this is what it said: the capsids of your spicules burst with neutrinos while the echo of your demise travels sideways in possibility you will rem schizophrenia is contagious Discussion 2017/11/08
Biggest issue is DD doesn't understand and/or disagrees with the story of Gail Wynand. curi New Websites 2017/11/03
Sorry I should have been more clear, although that is interesting. Rand believes in induction then? What I meant was: do you have any disagreements with Deutsch regarding Ayn Rand? Or is it merely he is not familiar with all her work? Cam New Websites 2017/11/01
You can request threads. BUt there are already existing threads about TCS, induction, econ, etc, which you can use. curi Discussion 2017/11/01
#9229 Induction. Femininity. How revealing physical appearance is. How effective explanation is (e.g. IMO Roark could have explained more to Dominique earlier, and Francisco to Dagny). These are milder disagreements than you might guess. curi New Websites 2017/11/01
Is there a way to start a new thread or can only Elliot do that? I have questions about TCS, coercion in general, induction, and free markets. Cam Discussion 2017/11/01
Do you have any disagreements about her views that you're aware of? If so, can you summarise them? Cam New Websites 2017/11/01
David Deutsch is a fan of Ayn Rand, but has studied her less than I have. curi New Websites 2017/11/01
Hi Elliot. I've come across you from reading BOI. Is David Deutsch an objectivist like you? If not, is he at least sympathetic with Ayn Rand? I'm aware he's a fan of capitalism and against coercion. Anonymous New Websites 2017/11/01
Yo guys, check out the FI posts about this discussion: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/topics/24361 curi If I Were President... 2017/10/25
> I tried searching for "static meme"...seems like DD uses the term anti-rational memes instead. they're equivalent. > But I'm wondering: what's interesting about memes and how those ideas are transmitted between people? well, to begin with, Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/25
>@emotions you aren't talking about: > >http://fallibleideas.com/emotions I like this article although have some questions / criticisms. Will try to return to it sometime. > >or > >https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EVMK0H0/ Will check this ou Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/25
have you tried posting simple stuff where you *don't* [overreach](http://fallibleideas.com/overreach) and *don't* make a ton of mistakes? then criticism can't be a firehose due to lack of targets. @ET have u tried making *requests* regarding things Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/25
@emotions you aren't talking about: http://fallibleideas.com/emotions or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EVMK0H0/ or BoI static meme stuff. Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/25
> > -For emotional problems, practicing stuff I learned in a few books > do you want criticism of those books? Sure. Thinking about this some more, I guess the ideas I have come from a lot of different places (not just books), including FI. Ther Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/25
> why don't you state your actual problem with FI? In short, a low-grade persistent fear. Fear of what? I’m not 100% sure. Part of it is that its a public forum, so everything will be in the public record forever. The world is full of bad/m Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/25
> -For the anxiety issue, practicing stuff I learned from a couple of books on the subject. > what kinda stuff? The two books that helped: 1) DARE: https://www.amazon.com/Dare-Anxiety-Stop-Panic-Attacks/dp/0956596258 2) The Worry Trick: h Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
in general when ppl have negative emotions about statements, it's not just an emotional issue. they also misunderstand something about the statement or about relevant philosophy. (or there is some flaw in the statement.) Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
why don't you state your actual problem with FI? can you quote something you don't like and say why you don't like it? or do you think such a request is unreasonable? or what? Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
why do you think reading some unnamed books will solve the problems? in general, pre-FI activities to lead up to FI don't work. when has anyone ever had much success with that? plus i think most books on those kinds of topics are bad. politics is * Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
> > -Disagree with things Elliott says, would like to resolve those disagreements, e.g. expose my ideas and his ideas to criticism, learn more > well, quote one and argue your point? preferably on FI list. > you won't get far if you're being impre Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
> it's better to do some money making and some other projects, instead of putting all the other stuff off for years. I agree and I'd like to do that. > it's better to make money for a few years, then do other stuff for a few years, then go back Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
2-4 hours a day is a LOT to do some projects if it's mentally alert/energetic time. you can get a lot of reading done, write a lot, whatever. Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
it's better to do some money making and some other projects, instead of putting all the other stuff off for years. failing that, it's better to make money for a few years, then do other stuff for a few years, then go back to making money. rather th Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
> > -Financial independence. Saving/investing $X so that working for money no longer needed. E.g. Keeping annual expenses low and reaching savings of ~25x annual expenses so that you can perpetually live off investments. > Why do you want to perpet Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
> -Financial independence. Saving/investing $X so that working for money no longer needed. E.g. Keeping annual expenses low and reaching savings of ~25x annual expenses so that you can perpetually live off investments. Why do you want to perpetuall Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
Current problems (in no particular order): -Not having a good list of current problems :) I made this list off the cuff, I'm probably communicating things poorly, missing some things, etc. -Emotional problems. Emotions like fear, shame, anger th Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
do you have a plan? do you want to talk about your life and get advice on a plan? what are your resources, options, current problems, etc? Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
> you don't have anything productive to say. My goal was share some thoughts, get criticism, learn. I didn't expect to say anything novel...I'm not that knowledgeable. Is there something you'd suggest I do differently? > why are you here? To Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
you're misreading about anger. but you don't have anything productive to say. why are you here? do you want to learn philosophy? Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
trying to look pretty "for yourself" = trying to look pretty for other people, but internalizing it and being dishonest. that's *even worse*. read https://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2013/01/no_self-respecting_woman_would.html Anonymous Discussion 2017/10/24
> none of your concerns make any sense. it's just generic "omg what if something goes wrong?" and you seem to assume that literally no steps are taken that aren't explicitly stated in the post, which is ridiculous. I wasn't assuming no steps. My gu Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
i know that trying to look pretty so that other people like me is bad. is there anything wrong with trying to look pretty for myself? AnonGirl Discussion 2017/10/24
> you made multiple grammar mistakes in your try-hard summary, which is a bad sign. What does try-hard summary mean? Bad sign of what? Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
> Maybe spending more time investigating how things currently work and brainstorming ways that the forum approach will help or hurt. Maybe having a period of time where you ask people to give their thoughts on problems created by switching from meetin Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
Elliot says he would "cancel most of the meetings, travel, etc, etc, and make some forums which are publicly readable". He added in the comments that he "wouldn't get rid of *all* private conversations" For the initial implementation of this, th Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
you tell us what your argument is. Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
> so what? people make mistakes. you don't have a clear point. I agree people make mistakes, and I don't think I'm suggesting some approach which somehow avoids all mistakes. Where do you see that I did that? > you lost track of what you're argu Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
so what? people make mistakes. you don't have a clear point. you lost track of what you're arguing. there is no method which avoids all mistakes Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
> if you persuaded half the country already, you've done tons of steps already. the knowledge to support the actions already exists Maybe, but I wouldn't assume that. History is full of politicians who were elected to implement bad ideas and fast. Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
if you persuaded half the country already, you've done tons of steps already. the knowledge to support the actions already exists. Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/24
> if i were electable with this plan, then it'd be ok to do it. it's like if you run on draining the swamp hardcore, then it's ok to start draining the swamp hardcore when u get elected instead of doing it all careful and gradual. In this example, Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
if i were electable with this plan, then it'd be ok to do it. it's like if you run on draining the swamp hardcore, then it's ok to start draining the swamp hardcore when u get elected instead of doing it all careful and gradual. i wouldn't get rid of curi If I Were President... 2017/10/24
I like it. Although, I would caution about making such a change too quickly. You might destroy knowledge in the existing norms/traditions. I don't know much about this stuff but possible example would be: face-to-face, private convos with other co Anon69 If I Were President... 2017/10/24
There's theory in that Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2017/10/24
Jordan Peterson, Dave Rubin, Onkar Ghate on Free Speech Streamed live on Oct 19, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP2WlfTiohw FF Discussion 2017/10/24
you're comparing an objective to a method. it's kinda like saying that scoring touchdowns is more important than throwing passes. passes are a way to score touchdowns. you can do both at the same time. Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/20
closing down the welfare system is more important than creating forums! Anonymous If I Were President... 2017/10/20
fixed, thx Anonymous Discussion 2017/10/18
This link is broken https://curi.us/files/podcasts/pq-always-have-to-be-productive.mp3. Anonymous Discussion 2017/10/18
When I said "Rand's ideas are central to BoI" I didn't mean the book but the Beginning of Infinity that is the topic of the book. Deutsch may or may not agree, I don't know. Who cares? What's important is what is true. And what I think is true is that Anonymous IQ 3 2017/10/16
what moral philosophy in BoI, exactly, with quotes, do you think is super Objectivist and central? Anonymous IQ 3 2017/10/16
Ok, thanks for clearing that up regarding Deutsch and gw. Regarding Rand and BoI, I am thinking that there can be no BoI without Rand's moral philosophy. Her ideas are central in that respect. I don't think you disagree that moral philosophy is imp Anonymous IQ 3 2017/10/16
DD presents a socially acceptable reason to oppose destroying the economy over global warming, which doesn't depending on standing up to the "experts". that argument is worthwhile, but not the only one he's aware of. why did he choose that argument Anonymous IQ 3 2017/10/16
Wake me up when Trump starts building a wall or Obamacare is dead or Iran is dead. But I'll wait (not like I have a choice), it's not hopeless that he'll get stuff done later. Cruz would have been better at draining the swamp and some other things. Anonymous Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2017/10/16
Do you think Trump has lived up to the hype now? Is he as squishy as you thought? Also what happened to Cruz? Why is he so silent? He ought to be supporting Trump much more. I say thank God Trump won rather than Cruz. Trump is awesome. Anonymous Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2017/10/16
Why has Deutsch made only "limited public comments" about Rand? Why didn't he discuss her at some length in his books? Rand's ideas are central to BoI right? I would be interested to know what he has said publicly. Can you point me to that? Re. gl Anonymous IQ 3 2017/10/16
I have talked with DD about Ayn Rand many times, so I can tell you he read a lot of her work, liked it, knows a lot about it, etc. He also gave me explicit permission to public say he's a fan of Ayn Rand, specifically b/c of his limited public comment curi IQ 3 2017/10/14
> FYI Deutsch is a fan of Ayn Rand If he is a fan of Ayn Rand he has kept it hidden. Some fan. If this is only something he has told you in personal communications then I am suspicious that he wasn't just lying. > an opponent of global warming Anonymous IQ 3 2017/10/14
> Update: They also banned anyone from posting a link to anything I wrote. Jesus christ. Think they'll ever update the written rules so members can be aware that some views about CR are being censored!? Anonymous Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/14
What are some ways to set up your life so that changes are cheap? I'm thinking about stuff like avoiding long-term commitments or other restrictions on your freedom. Also, don't tie "being right" to your self-image. Having to deal with defensiv Kate Do Thousands of Error Corrections 2017/10/13
sorry, fixed Anonymous Do Thousands of Error Corrections 2017/10/13
The last two paragraphs you quoted me as writing were not written by me. Anne B Do Thousands of Error Corrections 2017/10/13
Guess Luc Castelein Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2017/10/13
logic is not your strong suit oh my god it's turpentine Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2017/10/13
Testability and testing are different things. Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2017/10/13
Just to remind you Luc Castelein Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2017/10/13
Now I understand Luc Castelein Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/13
i have no records of who has been banned at what times in the group. do you? the group has low activity, mostly docile people who defer to mild social pressure and aren't doing much. Anonymous Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/13
>something like this happening was inevitable If it was inevitable, why didn't it happen to anyone else? Anonymous Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/13
In the US, you can read public FB groups while logged out. Anonymous Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/12
blocking on cr forum Luc Castelein Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/12
>There has always been an unwritten rule on the cr-forum that you don't ban others. It's a basic principle of cr that you listen to others. why unwritten? especially if it's a "basic principle"? btw the proper, rule-of-law way of dealing with f Anonymous Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/12
> If you block me (which you did), I can't see your posts anymore. I even can't see my owm post replying to your comments any more. I didn't know that. That's dumb. FYI you can still see stuff if you open a private browser window (or otherwise Elliot Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/12
AC said: > 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? He should read Feyman's essay on carg Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2017/10/12
why? Luc Castelein Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/12
Andrew, Do you think arguments or evidence have weights or amounts? Do you think Miller thinks arguments or evidence have weights or amounts? Do you think Popper thinks arguments or evidence have weights or amounts? I'm saying arguments an curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/11
The first claim can also be made more precise by stating that just because there is more evidence against a theory it does not follow that it is worse, it just follows that it should not be preferred over the one with less evidence against it. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/11
>being below zero doesn't change that. Miller does not state because a theory has been criticised that it is worse. He states it should not be preferred. It logically follows from the the state of the discussion, that you could have a stance of ind Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/11
If it was possible to measure verisimiltude, then it would be possible to see which theories are closer to the truth. The weight that Miller was talking about was not epistemological but logical. It is not an amount of epistemological "goodness". Noti Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/11
> Is mistaken to believe that a theory of verisimiltude might not be possible? Can you rephrase without a double negative? Or, better, don't open a new can of worms and instead, for the first time in the whole conversation, reply to the main iss Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
correction Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
Temple already did that. The third paragraph of his article reads: > These views share a mistake. They both attempt to judge which non-refuted idea is better using an amount (support or criticism-survival). I'll call that amount epistemological goo Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
It's not Miller's burden to locate how Temple's criticism applies to his theory. It is up to temple to draw on Miller's work. Represent it properly and explain how his criticism applies. Elliot needs to do the hard work here. Until that is done, then Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
Is mistaken to believe that a theory of verisimiltude might not be possible? Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
ET criticized all weight of evidence (and "epistemological weight" as you now bring up). Are you familiar with his argument? Do you agree that if ET is right about that then Miller is mistaken? Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
> Furthermore, it seems to me that you are mistaking [...] who is "you"? me???? David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
A friend and I went for food. I am not upset. The presumption that pointing out my errors makes me upset is incorrect. Furthermore, it seems to me that you are mistaking the task that a theory of verisimiltude would carry out; it woild for instan Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
When you ask "Which chapter?" people think you're being pedantic and looking for a word lawyer fight, regardless of whether it's a reasonable question. So they go into fighting mode (if they weren't already – some people just show up in that mode, o Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
do u think AC got mad at the implication that he isn't a threat or challenge to Miller, and that frustration informed the rest of the discussion from there? Or maybe he got mad at the very first thing said to him: > Which chapter? He never ac Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
> Why did you open a new debate with ET when you have an open one pending your reply? Andrew has at least two previous open discussions with ET pending Andrew's reply. Now, with this one, he has three. See: http://curi.us/2054-discussion-about-t Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
Andrew was constantly ignoring things that were said to him. e.g. early on: > And you aren't being responsive to e.g. what I already said in the blog post. He apparently didn't understand that (based on him never doing it) and didn't ask. He ju Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
> well, let's be real. there were on-topic non-meta points *in the original blog post* which he ignored the entire time! right. his inability to meaningfully engage with the material was one of the reasons the conversation developed a meta part. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
> there were on-topic non-meta replies to him which he also ignored... well, let's be real. there were on-topic non-meta points *in the original blog post* which he ignored the entire time! Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
there were on-topic non-meta replies to him which he also ignored... Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
the argumentative visitor was emotionally caught up in the chat and now he stopped replying entirely literally couldn’t sort out quoting issue b4 RIP let alone sort out the actual topic partly b/c he *didn’t want* to sort out quoting issu bystander David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
See also #9120 #9121 and the open question: > Why did you open a new debate with ET when you have an open one pending your reply? Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
> Actually, I did not quote it wrong. That's exactly what it says in my copy. By which you meant you didn't quote wrong on your third attempt (and no one said you did)? Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
See #9125 #9127 #9129 Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
The quote in #9126 is accurate wording. Your claim remains criticised. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
maybe he’s upset and flailing badly as you puncture his self-image Mysterious Jabroni David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
> If you look at my quote it says "empirical evidence". It is you who is failing to read it properly. What you first posted was: > "[T] he combination of evidence and deductive logic offers no advice concerning [...] what theory or course of act Spooky Ghost David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
If you look at my quote it says "empirical evidence". It is you who is failing to read it properly. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
> Actually, I did not quote it wrong. That's exactly what it says in my copy. This is unclear. You wrote it two different ways. So you have two copies, which you refer to as "my copy"? Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
> I missed out "empirical". Sorry. Your claim about Miller remains criticised. Have you actually read all the comments? You've been answered already. Also tripling down on misquoting is not a "Sorry." and move on matter, it's a big deal. Being h Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
Actually, I did not quote it wrong. That's exactly what it says in my copy. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
You need to figure out how to stop making mistakes so issues can get sorted out, and progress can be made. When you pile mistake on mistake, outstanding issues build up and become overwhelming instead of being resolved. In order to do this, you need t curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
I missed out "empirical". Sorry. Your claim about Miller remains criticised. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
Andrew, I developed my standards and methods of arguments in thousands of hours of one-on-one discussions with David Deutsch. I find your standards and methods for discussion are inadequate to the task at hand. The truth requires better methodology to curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
It does exist. I will quote it in full. >"Given our aims and abstract predilections (for truth over falsehood, for truthlikeness and >accuracy over inaccuracy, for success over failure) the combination of empirical >evidence and deductive logic Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
> > > Indeed, [science] may also allow falsified hypotheses to be retained, provided that there is some weight of negative evidence that would eventually cause them to be banished. > I am not sure this links up with prefererences. You would have to Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
Why did you open a new debate with ET when you have an open one pending your reply? The text "combination of evidence and deductive logic" does not exist in *Out of Error*. You're literally repeated a misquote after being told it's a misquote. W Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
> > Indeed, [science] may also allow falsified hypotheses to be retained, provided that there is some weight of negative evidence that would eventually cause them to be banished. I am not sure this links up with prefererences. You would have to exp Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
You say that critical rationalism states > "The better an idea survives criticism, the more preferred it is over competing ideas" This does not apply to Miller since accepts that that is wrong. He claims ...[T]he combination of evidence a Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
You're saying: not all of ET's arguments apply, with their exact wording, to Miller's revision of CR. So what? The main point applies. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
You're omitting the italics and you didn't fix the second quote. You don't see to care about scholarship. You're still marking quotes wrong. How about you respond to the blog post: > > Indeed, [science] may also allow falsified hypotheses to be Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
Sorry, the quote in the above is wrong. Let me quote the last part again. "All that may be derived from the empirical report that T1 is refuted and T2 is not refuted (together with a statement of our preference of truth over falshood) is not that Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
Also please use ">" for quoting here so quotes are colored. It's way more readable. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
Neither quote you give matches my copy of the book, and the first quote appears to have a typo in the first sentence. If you choose not to use an ebook and copy/paste, it's your responsibility to get quotes 100% exactly right. And you aren't being curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
It was not major. You are misunderstanding his view of CR. "This is what leads Popper to say that, since we prefer truth to falsehood, we prefer the refuted theory to the one that is not. But this preference is not a logical consequence, since it Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
> This claim of yours is refuted in the chapter. Which chapter? Can you provide a quote or some indication of what you're talking about? I'm guessing I would read it and disagree (or I already did) and be unable to guess which part you meant and wh curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
"Critical Rationalism says ideas are criticized using evidence and argument. The better an idea survives criticism, the more preferred it is over competing ideas" This claim of yours is refuted in the chapter. I have had much interesting conver Andrew Crawshaw David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/10/10
they assume you hate them 100x more than you admit, and they saw ET blocking them as a large escalation in how much he admitted hating them. so they went from thinking he was internally civil to estimating him to be internally murderously hateful. Anonymous Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/10
#9111, well said A Mysterious Person Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/10
the reason they banned ET on FB is they thot he had admitted he didn't like them, and they therefore banned him for breaking the social truce of pretending to like each other. what he did struck them as uncivil in their social metaphysics. Anonymous Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/10
@#9107 they would say "omg what if i need to tell ET something and i don't want to email him?" this was addressed in the post already. there is a risk that ET does something wrong and then doesn't get told due to blocking a person who would have Anonymous Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/10
Luc, do you think an individual choosing not to hear certain people on a forum. and someone being banned from participating in a forum entirely, are somehow symmetrical situations in which the same analysis should apply? A Mysterious Person Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/10
What's wrong Luc Castelein Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/10
>Some of Matt's friends, like Justin and Alan, were moderators – so what? What they would they say to that question? From their perspective, what's wrong with participants blocking messages from moderators? Anonymous Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/10
Are you serious? Luc Castelein Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/10
#9103 I think I understood it. FF Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/09
> I would never dream of banning someone from the Fallible Ideas forum because they set up a mail rule to block posts by my friends Justin and Alan. Some of Matt's friends, like Justin and Alan, were moderators – so what? Most groups think you ca FF Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/09
I think I understood now. FF Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/09
> I would never dream of banning someone from the Fallible Ideas forum because they set up a mail rule to block posts by my friends Justin and Alan. Some of Matt's friends, like Justin and Alan, were moderators – so what? What does this mean? FF Banned from "Critical Rationalist" Facebook Group 2017/10/09
Before considering an idea worth testing, you should consider: do I think it's possible or impossible that this will work? You don't have to consider this at length (how much effort to put into this depends on how expensive the testing is), but you sh Elliot Temple Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2017/10/09
Consider the guess, "X causes Y". OK so far, but there's no human action involved, and I think one should introspect about why he's selected this particular guess instead of others and say the reasoning. Now consider the guess, "It's a good idea to Elliot Temple Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2017/10/09
what if I don't want to get laid? Anonymous Discussion 2017/10/07
> why does it solve that problem? people who want to bang prefer pretty faces Anonymous Discussion 2017/10/07
> the problem of not getting laid why does it solve that problem? Anonymous Discussion 2017/10/06
The previous comment has a partial discussion. The full discussion is now at: http://curi.us/2048-mental-illness-discussion-with-andrew-adams curi Psychiatry Discussion 2017/10/05
Twitter DMs with Andrew Adams curi Psychiatry Discussion 2017/10/04
> And why brain, which is a biological organism like heart and kidney, can't cause a problem that can be called a disease? It seems to me that the fact that we can't diagnose mental diseases the way we diagnose other organs, due to its complexity, mak curi Psychiatry Discussion 2017/10/04
> If you hallucinate and hear sounds in your head, is that due to bad ideas? Or the way your brain is wired? That could have either cause. And your behavior in response is your choice. curi Psychiatry Discussion 2017/10/04
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Is a rock (plain old boring rock i pick up from a beach or field) a constructor for unicorns? if you drop it into the right input scanner for a computer hooked up to an appropriate 3d printer, it will print a unicorn with no change to the rock. > I curi Discussion 2017/10/03
But the result itself is repeatably observable, and it can condition people to construct the extinction of theories which expect something other than it I think universal explainers are part of universal constructors because that's my best explanat Anonymous Discussion 2017/10/03
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Is beauty important? What problems does beauty solve? Anonymous Discussion 2017/10/01
A piece of paper with the result of a scientific test is not a constructor. It's only capable of constructing any particular thing in very few initial conditions. Just like something is only a replicator if it can replicate in a variety of situations. Anonymous Discussion 2017/10/01
#9084 It also has the Quran not just "A collection of scholarly works about individual liberty and free markets." FF Discussion 2017/10/01
Is matter a constructor? Evan Discussion 2017/10/01
OUP = Oxford University Press Liberty Fund has free books here: http://oll.libertyfund.org Anonymous Discussion 2017/09/30
About 20-30 years ago Liberty Fund made several deals with OUP to publish their Collected Works of various classical writers in paperback. (This was great for those who wanted to read these books, because the paper and printing of Liberty Fund was far Craig J. Bolton on Facebook Discussion 2017/09/30
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It'd be better to bring up fewer issues at once. E.g. try to understand FoR/BoI stuff or CT stuff in isolation before mixing them. > constructors which perform extinction of errors (evidence) This doesn't make sense. You should try to think of e Anonymous Discussion 2017/09/27
Is matter a constructor? Evan Oleary Discussion 2017/09/27
Is matter a constructor? Evan Oleary Discussion 2017/09/27
@#9075 There's too much to discuss at once here. I'm going to reply to the first thing, and if we finish discussing it then I can go back and reply to the second thing. > energy is a constructor for tasks that require a change in energy it's Anonymous Discussion 2017/09/25
Is matter a constructor? Evan Oleary Discussion 2017/09/25
> http://beginningofinfinity.com/list_guidelines > Minimize meta discussion (discussion about the discussion), especially in adversarial contexts. That means minimizing statements about other posters, yourself, the list itself, how people should di Anonymous Meta Discussion Isn't Bad 2017/09/24
no. Virtue of Selfishness, Human Action, Capitalism, Conjectures and Refutations, Political Justice, etc Anonymous The Four Best Books 2017/09/24
Would Szasz (The MOMI) book be the 5th best book? FF The Four Best Books 2017/09/24
#9060 How does being sad about being second handed help you? Anonymous The Four Best Books 2017/09/22
> I wouldn't call it "trust", though. Instead, you can be thankful for the clue and then use *reason* to figure out what you should do in the situation and why. yeah, I shouldn't have used the word "Trust". Trusting emotions would be a bad thing. FF Discussion 2017/09/22
Emotions are really helpful. They can give us clues that we are about to violate a value of ours. I wouldn't call it "trust", though. Instead, you can be thankful for the clue and then use *reason* to figure out what you should do in the situation kate Discussion 2017/09/22
Should we trust our emotions when it comes to preserving our Integrity? Eg: Stealing violates my integrity so I start feeling bad when I am planning to steal something. FF Discussion 2017/09/22
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> Is this meant to be an experiment? To see what we discuss? The old Discussion Thread is overflowing! He creates new threads one in while. FF Discussion 2017/09/21
Is this meant to be an experiment? To see what we discuss? MK Discussion 2017/09/21
> some people disagree isn't a criticism, it's a popularity contest. I am second-handed :( FF The Four Best Books 2017/09/21
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I just downloaded a pirated copy of Dictator's Handbook. FF Open Discussion 2017/09/20
FF, stop harassing random people, demanding they write comments as dictated by you, and calling them trolls. you will get yourself in trouble. stick to on-topic posts about ideas. Anonymous stupid liberals 2017/09/20
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> One trait is that Rand's heroes all take themselves really seriously. They think their life matters and don't self-deprecate at all. Roark doesn't get angry. People consider getting pissed off while others don't value his/her work as taking thin FF Open Discussion 2017/09/20
> One trait is that Rand's heroes all take themselves really seriously. They think their life matters and don't self-deprecate at all. Is self-deprecation bad? Leftists promote that a lot. FF Open Discussion 2017/09/20
objectively. if you doubt it, your comments should include naming some other book and giving some criticism of one of these four. some people disagree isn't a criticism, it's a popularity contest. Anonymous The Four Best Books 2017/09/20
> The Four Best Books The four best books for people who value the same things as Elliot? People value different things. There are also some people don't know what to value yet. FF The Four Best Books 2017/09/20
@Rand's heroic characters, the complaint that they all seem the same is a common one Note I am not saying the below explains why Peterson would have the misunderstanding he does. I'm thinking more of regular people. The basic idea is that all Ra Very Mysterious J Open Discussion 2017/09/20
> Roark and Toohey are the purest characters. They're both super interesting because *no characters like them exist in other books*. They're not generic heroes and villains, they're *unique* characters you've never seen before anywhere else. Yes, I FF Open Discussion 2017/09/20
> yeah Peterson didn't understand Rand's books. not even close. and he slanders the quality of her philosophy from a position of ignorance. he's missing out. so sad. A Pro working class socialist woman gave him those Rand Novels mixed with George O FF Open Discussion 2017/09/20
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i updated the post. you can now get my notes for the whole course! curi Grammar Learning Process Video 2017/09/19
Peterson's comments, applied to FH, are so stupid. Keating, Wynand and Dominique Francon are all **mixed** characters. Roark and Toohey are the purest characters. They're both super interesting because *no characters like them exist in other boo Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/09/19
> He has read myth of mental illness yes but he apparently didn't understand it very well Anonymous Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2017/09/19
yeah Peterson didn't understand Rand's books. not even close. and he slanders the quality of her philosophy from a position of ignorance. he's missing out. so sad. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/09/19
He has read myth of mental illness ff Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2017/09/19
Jordan Peterson's Comments on Ayn Rand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofVqp-RMDpE ff Open Discussion 2017/09/19
Rand's not like that at all. she argues that capitalism has raised the standard of living for everyone, and that exceptions to capitalism hurt people. for example, you bring up monopolies. Rand, economist Ludwig von Mises, and others point out that it Elliot Temple on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/09/18
Paths Forward and Debating Ayn Rand curi Paths Forward Short Summary 2017/09/18
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I have downloaded pirated copies of these FI books.. I am going to nibble some of the easy books now. Beginning Of Infinity - David Deutsch The Fabric of Reality How To Make Girls Chase - Chase Amante Henry Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson Histo FF Open Discussion 2017/09/12
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My "meta-project" suffers from the same kind of hurdles as yours it appears. In my case people are unwilling to make the effort to actually understand the basic idea. It's like a person who knows only a little arithmetic trying to understand the the Anonymous The World's Biggest Problems 2017/09/11
> it's possible there can be no general theory which tells us which transformations are physically possible and which are not. the article isn't about that. --- the in-joke explanation is no good b/c Elliot is actually in the in-crowd. he's a Anonymous I Made New Videos 2017/09/09
I thought the "joke" made sense. It's possible that constructor theory is impossible. That is, it's possible there can be no general theory which tells us which transformations are physically possible and which are not. > but what you refer to he Anonymous I Made New Videos 2017/09/09
an in-joke means a joke that will be understood by a particular social circle. but what you refer to here isn't some tiny sub-sub-culture, it's the group of ppl who have information that Elliot himself did have. i think the "joke" just doesn't a Anonymous I Made New Videos 2017/09/09
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in the background behind those issues are moral issues such as altruism: should you sacrifice your own self-interest for others? if so, maybe it's selfish and immoral to shoot someone to defend yourself, when you could instead turn the other cheek and Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
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My original and reworded comments were about a specific kind of moral situation, not about the nature of morality in general. You say I should have mentioned other stuff more. But you also objected when I criticized the other stuff you gave: > PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
the reword is confusing and has the same selective focus. Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
You didn't seem to comment on my reword in #8998 though. Was that any better? PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
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> Ayn Rand, the novelist, author of "Atlas Shrugged" and exponent of "rational selfishness" or unfettered "individualism" (capitalism), uses fiction to peddle a right-wing nationalist view of state and citizenry (think Bannon/Breitbart & the alt-right Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
> > Popper's method of *conjectures and refutations* (evolutionary epistemology) applies to all fields, not just science do you have a criticism of C&R as a general method of learning? or an alternative? Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
> No, I don't want some people to lose. then why did you write: > I'm not a fan of win/win scenarios and then when asked to clarify, you wrote: > I prefer win/lose ??? Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
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> I don't know Deutsch but we can't mention Randinthe samediscussion of "objective truth" in science. Rand is so...well, so like her unabashedly Nietzschean self. They are so different. C'mon you aren't communicating your thoughts about Rand. i don Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
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> "the 'true' is only the expedient in our way of thinking so, relativism. you know Karl Popper thought there was *objective truth* and *objective knowledge* right? do you have a criticism of Popper, David Deutsch or Ayn Rand's arguments about that Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
Win/Win Conrad Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
> pragmatist criterion of results what's that? > decisive role decisive in what way? > I'm not a fan of win/win scenarios you prefer win/lose !? or lose/lose !!!!!?????? Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
Win/Win Conrad Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
> This is because people generally know that even if it's eventually found to be fully justified, shooting someone brings on a world of cost, risk, and scrutiny you'd best avoid if it's avoidable. morality doesn't consist of trying to avoid costs, Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
An Example PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
Morality PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
> This is because people generally know that even if it's eventually found to be fully justified, shooting someone brings on a world of cost, risk, and scrutiny you'd best avoid if it's avoidable. People also care about morality! Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/07
Firearms PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/07
programming, math, chess and games were massively disrupted for Elliot in that their (relative) *importance* were questioned. he totally changed their role in his life in order to focus on philosophy the most. Anonymous Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/07
people often bring something up once and if you don't respond they don't try again. so their pursuit of some topic they supposedly care about depends on a 100% response rate from someone else!? that'd ridiculous. you need to expect that for whatever r Anonymous Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/07
when people first guess they're mistaken about something, they start trying to suppress it right away. they start trying to judgmentally shut down the wrongthink. Anonymous Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/07
#8988 Why do I get blamed for everything? I am not allowed to contact Elliot. FF Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
#8988 Why do I get blamed for everything? I am not allowed to talk to Elliot anywhere. ff Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
maybe the ask.fm questions were by L Ron Hobnob. http://curi.us/1932-indirection#c7847 > Ironic you voted for Trump when he's going to eliminate Jews and Jew lovers like you. So much for ur kike cunt (((Alisa Rosenbaum))) and her philosophy whic Anonymous Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
I asked you those questions. I don't want to reveal my name. Anonymous2 Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
FF, question: http://curi.us/1950-open-discussion#c8969 Anonymous Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
I am going to copy and save this. :-) FF Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
> Fair enough, but to argue that Bitcoin shouldn't exist *shouldn't exist* is harsh and wasn't my intent. but i'd e.g. advise people against investing in bitcoin. i expect a lot of people to regret their financial involvement with bitcoin. the curi Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/05
>> - I can send money from the US to China to Cuba to Canada to Russia to Iran to Antarctica to France within a day, without oversight or permission. There isn't a fiat-currency equivalent I know of that is able to do that. > how much of the current Max Kaye Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/05
@#8983 you seem to have missed the point of the post. why don't you quote some text you disagree with and write an argument which engages with it? Anonymous H1B Visas 2017/09/04
My skills my price mkj H1B Visas 2017/09/04
In other words, not all observables of a system are sharp at any given point in time. (Sharp means the same in all universes.) curi The Uncertainty Principle 2017/09/04
xkcd curi Open Discussion 2017/09/03
>[Aside: I argue that liberal gun laws coerce me into an environment that threatens my bodily integrity, and I'm not okay with coercing people due to my personal preference.] As has been pointed out, disarming people primarily affects law-abiding c Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/03
> - I can send money from the US to China to Cuba to Canada to Russia to Iran to Antarctica to France within a day, without oversight or permission. There isn't a fiat-currency equivalent I know of that is able to do that. how much of the current m Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/02
disarming people primarily disarms law-abiding citizens, not criminals. it gets in the way of defense and makes life more dangerous. Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/02
Follow up: Solidity is an awful language though, but it was also the first attempt at this sort of thing, and it's true the authors have an obvious lack of experience in language design and theory. This doesn't mean the whole thing sucks though, it's Max Kaye Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/02
Another reason it has value: - I can send money from the US to China to Cuba to Canada to Russia to Iran to Antarctica to France within a day, without oversight or permission. There isn't a fiat-currency equivalent I know of that is able to do that Max Kaye Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/02
I discovered that ask.fm leaks identity information about *anonymous* questions they selectively don’t tweet out your answers to questions from some anonymous askers and not others, based on some internal blacklist. this provides meaningful info curi ask.fm bans "rude words" 2017/09/02
eww Anonymous ask.fm bans "rude words" 2017/09/02
ask.fm silently deleted another 26 of my answers. i no longer have any answers less than 3 months old. some of the deleted content wasn't even political. fortunately, after the first answer was deleted, i saved a copy of all my answers. here's the curi ask.fm bans "rude words" 2017/09/02
fuck censorship Anonymous ask.fm bans "rude words" 2017/09/02
ask.fm disabled my account's ability to tweet out my answers and deleted the following answer i wrote: > i disagree the question itself was racist: > > wtf!! You don't care if blackies, brownies and tiny eyes rule the world? We need to stop t curi ask.fm bans "rude words" 2017/09/02
Usually the nonsense liberals spout is kind of cute, but in wartime their instinctive idiocy is life-threatening. Ann Coulter on Twitter Open Discussion 2017/09/02
FF, are you the guy posting racist stuff on my ask.fm? like: > wtf!! You don't care if blackies, brownies and tiny eyes rule the world? We need to stop that. Colored people have low IQ. No offence intended, No Racism intended. curi Open Discussion 2017/09/02
I am waiting for your podcast. When will it come up on Youtube? FF Open Discussion 2017/09/02
Whether you can easily make your own examples is a good indication of whether you understand a concept well. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/09/01
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267735/blacklist-america-and-white-supremacist-black-daniel-greenfield Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/08/30
an even more important component of productive geniuses is *integrity*/honesty. i think a lot more failures are caused by lack of integrity than lack of curiosity. also it looks like most young kids have plenty of curiosity before it's discouraged, bu curi [Excerpt] Humans live by their creativity, not by 2017/08/28
Claude Shannon on creative thinking Alisa [Excerpt] Humans live by their creativity, not by 2017/08/28
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15085693 Per capita spending on lotteries in Chicago's poorest neighborhoods is about ~$600 per year, of which the state of Illinois pays back about ~$100 to advertising agencies to continue to immiserate its ow patio11 on Hacker News Open Discussion 2017/08/23
Our knowledge, including our moral knowledge, has to grow over time or we'll have chronic unsolved problems. So then whatever moral ideas we adopt have to take the growth of knowledge into account. The growth of knowledge requires noticing problems wi Alan Forrester on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/08/23
I think what underlies this is a substantial question and not just playing with words. Is biological evolution problem-solving? But isn't it automatic? When something is automated, that means it's following some program that instructs the automa Lulie Tanett on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/08/23
https://www.facebook.com/groups/criticalrationalism/permalink/10155623539124904/ 1. Definitions aren't just arbitrary -- definitions are summaries of *concepts*, which each have their own logic, consequences, problems, etc. [*] So, if you tried Lulie Tanett on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/08/21
in the past when children were physically assaulted for failing tests, some children *still* learned to deal with the consequences of failing instead of learning the material. e.g. some children injured themselves at home, instead of studying, in orde Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/08/20
> It said calculus was a prerequisite. That could be true for that specific course, but it is **not** true in general that calculus is needed to understand infinite sets. similarly, you do **not** need to know trigonometry to learn calculus – curi Explaining Infinite Sets, Measures, and Mappings for Quantum Physics 2017/08/20
Great explanation curi, thanks! Anonymous patio11 Criticizes Cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings as Investment Scams 2017/08/20
crypotocurrency has incentives for people who buy it to hype it up and sell other people on it. they have monetary incentive to popularize and spread it. they start helping run the scam. then the people who made the cryptocurrency can say "we didn' curi patio11 Criticizes Cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings as Investment Scams 2017/08/20
>Anyway this stuff is really confusing without the right background knowledge: having some general understanding of sets, measures, mappings, infinite sets, etc. So this should help give you some leads to think about and lead to some followup question Anonymous Explaining Infinite Sets, Measures, and Mappings for Quantum Physics 2017/08/20
rote learning appearing to work is like induction appearing to work. a person doing "induction" only learns because he also did something that was not induction, and that something else is where/how all the learning happened. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/08/20
rather than learn to pass tests, school children also have the option to learn to deal with the consequences of failing tests. some do this. e.g. they learn how to minimize and live with parental and school punishments for being a "poor student". - Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/08/20
>The fundamental innovation of crytocurrency is that it has distributed, self-organizing recruitment through incentive structure for adoptees >Here again we see the fundamental innovation of cryptocurrency, where the central actors can mostly truth Anonymous patio11 Criticizes Cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings as Investment Scams 2017/08/20
> If one believes from a Popperian perspective that ALL learning is active why would rote learning be labelled as passive as has been, in my view, a mistaken trend in educational practice?Just because educators find rote spelling tables and arithmetic Alan Forrester on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/08/20
I don't really trust Twitter to never break links or remove old content (including due to going out of business) or screw with public non-logged-in visibility, etc. So I wanted a safe and linkable copy of this content, which I liked. curi patio11 Criticizes Cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings as Investment Scams 2017/08/19
>If someone you know has some character flaw, one of the objectively kindest things you can do is judge them negatively and point them out, because it gives them the opportunity to correct the flaw. Yep. FI is the kindest, most valuable place in th kate Open Discussion 2017/08/19
I'm not sure what you mean regarding assumption. Criticism is a gift, and really the best kind of gift if we're talking from the point of view of Popperian thought. Criticism requires forming a judgment about the thing to be criticized. Thus, judg Justin Mallone on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/08/19
cinder grill Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/08/15
#8943 >She stood, patient, waiting, granting him nothing, not even the kindness of prompting him to hurry. heh, people might think that being prompted to hurry would be unkind, but second-handers like Keating depend on and are grateful for soci kate Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
Justin Kalef hasn't replied to me. Note the dishonesty: > I would be willing to address one of Rand's arguments that I disagree with That was a lie. I provided exactly what he requested of me, but he hasn't done what he said he would do. curi Justin Kalef vs. Paths Forward 2017/08/10
Wynand is asked a yes or no question, too Ayn Rand (emphasis added) Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
Peter Keating deciding to Marry Dominique Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
Roark rejecting the big commission Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
Dagny literally shoots a man for not deciding "yes or no" Atlas Shrugged (emphasis added) Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
Man has a single basic choice: to think or not, and that is the gauge of his virtue. Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"The man who refuses to judge, who neither agrees nor disagrees, who declares that there are no absolutes and believes that he escapes responsibility, is the man responsible for all the blood that is now spilled in the world. Reality is an absolute, e Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"This, in every hour and every issue, is your basic moral choice: thinking or non-thinking, existence or non-existence, A or non-A, entity or zero. Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
AS, Galt asking Dagny if she'll stay at the gulch: > "Yes or no, Miss Taggart?" Anonymous Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"A middle ground between you and your murderers?" "Now why use such words?” "What I said at the trial, was it true or not?" "It's going to be misquoted and misunderstood." "Was it true or not?" "The public is too dumb to grapple with such Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"Are you asking me to help him stage a fraud of that kind?" "You don't have to put it that way." "Is it a fraud—or isn't it?" "That's why I can't talk to you—because you're not human. You have no pity, no feeling for your brother, no compass Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"I don't give a damn about your opinion. I am not going to argue with you, with your Board or with your professors. You have a choice to make and you're going to make it now. Just say yes or no." "That's a preposterous, high-handed, arbitrary way of Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"Look," said Rearden. "Now I'll ask you a question: did your scientists decide that Rearden Metal is not what I claim it is?" "We have not committed ourselves as to that." "Did they decide it's no good?" "It is the social impact of a product tha Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
AS: > "Francisco," she asked, when she brought him home, "what would your father say about this, if he knew?" > "My father would ask whether I was good at the job or not. That's all he'd want to know." Anonymous Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
John Galt in _Atlas Shrugged_ by Ayn Rand: > A process of reason is a process of constant choice in answer to the question: True or False?—Right or Wrong? Is a seed to be planted in soil in order to grow—right or wrong? Is a man's wound to be d Anonymous Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
> I'd say it's pretty hard if you have an emotional issue related to learning and you don't know how to address/improve the emotions. It's quite an unfortunate catch-22 situation. It's hard if you're really bad at it. It's not objectively that hard curi Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/10
> it's not that hard. people are bad at it basically on purpose. they don't want to learn those skills. they resist learning those skills. you can offer to explain it and they don't want it I'd say it's pretty hard if you have an emotional issue re Anon69 Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/10
FI discussion, Google memo oh my god it's turpentine Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
> > People who find FI too mean are simply intolerant of people with a different style than them > So I think this misses the mark for the type of person I described above. but what you described is an intolerant person. there are other things i Anonymous Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
> Sometimes I think that FI is generally going to be a bad time for most people. It's treacherous like going rock climbing without any experience...you'd expect most people to get hurt. There's a bunch of these core ideas and hangups people need to ma Anonymous Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
yeah, I think that happens too. > People who find FI too mean are simply intolerant of people with a different style than them So I think this misses the mark for the type of person I described above. > If you think something's mean, instead Anon69 Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
#8922 Some people, after step 1, don't think they *should* feel bad, but feel bad anyway. And they don't blame others. And they stop thinking about the issue so they stop feeling bad. Anonymous Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
It's not very common for people to believe that we're all fallible and it's ok to make mistakes. That we should seek out finding mistakes and delight in finding them and making progress. Instead, many people believe you should feel bad/ashamed when Anon69 Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
this may interest people: https://mises.org/library/who-owns-amazon Anonymous Destroy The Rainforest, or Capitalism! 2017/08/09
what is the human benefit of having a **giant** rainforest there? capitalism does prevent externalization of costs via the mechanism of private property – harmed owners can sue regarding demonstrable costs. if you want to make things better, w Anonymous Destroy The Rainforest, or Capitalism! 2017/08/09
Externalized costs in the rainforest Larry Mason Destroy The Rainforest, or Capitalism! 2017/08/09
#8917 you forgot the 2 words where he wrote his full name. it's an even 100 ;) of course he could make time to have a discussion if he actually had skill and interest in discussion. Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
oh wait i fucked up. second try You're so wrong that it's not worth my time to explain WHY, yet I have more than enough time to write 98 words worth of rhetoric that boils down to "you're stupid." Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
You are so incompetent that it's not worth my time to explain why you're wrong[, yet I have more than enough time to call you stupid.] Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
liked "i can't answer you, but i can call you insane." Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
liked "who are you to have your own opinion and think you're right? who are you to live by your own mind and judgement? obey, crawl, defer, and please dear god SHUT UP because i'm not as serenely confident as you and i can't stand to have anyone else Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
i can't answer you, but i can call you insane. Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
how can you act like you know what you're talking about when so many more famous people say you're wrong, and I, who have done my best to follow the herd, have no confidence in my own judgement at all? Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
who are you to have your own opinion and think you're right? who are you to live by your own mind and judgement? obey, crawl, defer, and please dear god SHUT UP because i'm not as serenely confident as you and i can't stand to have anyone else doubt m Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
Lawrence Ambrose is such an Ayn Rand villain. how *dare* you disagree with the majority! Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
> You are approximately as competent to conduct a course on philosophy as Joseph Hazelwood (pilot of the Exxon Valdez ship that crashed in Alaska's Puget Sound, spilling millions of tons of oil) was at marine navigation. without knowing anything ab Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
maybe he's a George Smith fan who found this on google? Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
u wrong cuz my feelings told me. Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
y Lawrence Ambrose so ir8 Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
Exxon Valdez Lawrence Ambrose Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
That dictionary definition is the kind of thing I'm talking about. If you read _The Fabric of Reality_, Deutsch will explain why induction is a mistaken concept and what the alternative is (especially ch. 1,3,7). Induction is common sense, yet fals curi Analysis of Robert Spillane Quoting Roger Kimball 2017/08/06
Still confused Alan Nicoll Analysis of Robert Spillane Quoting Roger Kimball 2017/08/06
Induction makes specific claims about *how* you learn from experience. E.g. that you do it by *generalizing* data to theories. Popper says you did use experience and learn, but you actually did it by the method of guesses and criticism which doesn' curi Analysis of Robert Spillane Quoting Roger Kimball 2017/08/06
Induction? Oops Alan Nicoll Analysis of Robert Spillane Quoting Roger Kimball 2017/08/06
Induction? Anonymous Analysis of Robert Spillane Quoting Roger Kimball 2017/08/06
Hi! Welcome! > Not only philosophy, not only Germany I agree. For example, the book *Who Killed Homer?* talks about how the profession of studying the classics has been destroyed by bad academics, and it contains a bunch of quotes showing the fa curi Popper vs. Impressive, Incomprehensible Writing 2017/08/06
Not only philosophy, not only Germany Alan Nicoll Popper vs. Impressive, Incomprehensible Writing 2017/08/06
Philosophy: Who Needs It – Chapter 11, An Untitled Letter Ayn Rand Popper vs. Impressive, Incomprehensible Writing 2017/08/06
You can see from Spillane's choice of quotes that he's quoting Kimball's opinion of Popper rather than quoting arguments. Very sad, irrational, and second-handed... Anonymous Analysis of Robert Spillane Quoting Roger Kimball 2017/08/06
> Why doesn't Kimball engage with Popper's actual arguments instead of calling him names? Presumably the standard reasons: ignorance, lack of skill, and a career focussed on social status games. Why have so few people come up with anything simil Anonymous Analysis of Robert Spillane Quoting Roger Kimball 2017/08/06
Kimball says: >Scientific laws, he says, "can never be supported, or corroborated, or confirmed by empirical evidence". He goes even further: of two hypotheses "the one which can be better corroborated, is always less probable." Whatever else these Anonymous Analysis of Robert Spillane Quoting Roger Kimball 2017/08/06
People are used to school where they aren't even supposed to use judgement. If they think some of the school material is bad, they'll be punished for ignoring it and focusing on the part they think is valuable. Schools also punish people for questioni Anonymous Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/05
a similar quote appears in Chapter 3 of The Myth of the Framework, pages 70-71 >Many years ago I used to warn my students against the widespread idea that one goes to college in order to learn how to talk and write ‘impressively’ and incomprehe Justin Mallone Popper vs. Impressive, Incomprehensible Writing 2017/08/04
BTW I sent the criticism of O'Hear's philosophy writing to O'Hear. No reply so far. curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2017/08/01
David Miller referred me to a section of one of his books which wasn't really relevant. When I replied substantively, and also asked why he'd asked me to read that text, he said, in full: > Thank you for replying. When I asked if that meant he w Elliot Temple 25 Robert Spillane Replies 2017/08/01
incompressible bitstrings Alisa Anthony O'Hear on Popper 2017/07/30
incompressible bitstrings Alisa Anthony O'Hear on Popper 2017/07/30
I've emailed Miller with this material: http://fallibleideas.com/essays/yes-no-argument Hopefully he'll be interested in discussion this time. Elliot Temple 25 Robert Spillane Replies 2017/07/29
Maybe Molyneux doesn't follow bitcoin closely. So he doesn't know about how involved it is with crime and how terrible the technical software details behind bitcoin are. Lots of bitcoin fans really don't know much about it. If he does know much Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/07/27
Stefan Moleneux takes bitcoins as donation. He likes it. I regretted not buying bitcoin when it was cheap. The Ransomware, child porn, illegal drugs,bitcoin problems I read on the news etc has made me lose all hope for the libertarian currency. FF Bitcoin Sucks 2017/07/27
I accept some things eg: evolution on authority and not by self study. I don't want to do an in depth study of everything. I do google a lot about the subjects I care about though but not deeply enough. I accepted global warming on authority and no FF The Pro-Authority Pledge 2017/07/27
> You'd get more discussion if you used quotes and if you presented your question on fi. Okay i will post my fountainhead questions on FI (with quotes). FF Open Discussion 2017/07/27
#8872 You'd get more discussion if you used quotes and if you presented your question on fi. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/07/27
#8877 > do you mean that you don't *accept* everything authorities say? Yes ff The Pro-Authority Pledge 2017/07/27
#8878 I shouldn't have added the "40%". I should have just asked if my guess was wrong. Then just yes or no answer (with/without explanation) would have been enough. Or I could have just asked the question without my guess. I have seen FI memb FF Open Discussion 2017/07/27
#8875 If somebody answered your question correctly, what would you learn? If nothing, then it's a bad question. Your idea is either wrong or it's not. It's either refuted by one or more criticisms, or it's not. your question is like asking: Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/07/27
@ 8876 Anonymous The Pro-Authority Pledge 2017/07/27
It is a mix of common sense, authority and low level existing knowledge. I don't trust everything the authorities say. FF The Pro-Authority Pledge 2017/07/27
How wrong am I in my guess? 100%? 40%? FF Open Discussion 2017/07/26
2 days after this post: https://www.fincen.gov/news/news-releases/fincen-fines-btc-e-virtual-currency-exchange-110-million-facilitating-ransomware > FinCEN Fines BTC-e Virtual Currency Exchange $110 Million for Facilitating Ransomware, Dark Net Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/07/26
Kalef's reply is such a non sequitur. It doesn't engage with the specific things Elliot initially said. Anonymous Justin Kalef vs. Paths Forward 2017/07/25
Howard Roark is ready to give up his life for Wynand but not live for him. Why? My guess is that living for someone else causes suffering. Dying is end of suffering. Doing something risking your life is not a big deal compared to living a long lif FF Open Discussion 2017/07/24
Lauren Southern is clueless about bitcoin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1JtJLRuqgo Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/07/24
> So, DD is saying that his work is just tiny addition to Popper, and you're saying that he's exaggerating how small his addition is? Meaning that you think his addition is more than tiny? yes, DD's epistemology work is more than tiny footnotes. curi David Deutsch = Footnotes to Popper 2017/07/22
So, DD is saying that his work is just tiny addition to Popper, and you're saying that he's exaggerating how small his addition is? Meaning that you think his addition is more than tiny? Why did DD exaggerate? Why not take credit? Afraid of look Anonymous David Deutsch = Footnotes to Popper 2017/07/22
> That is a proposal for action. What if you cannot come up with any proposals that work? see my essays on the matter, e.g. the linked one above and others at http://curi.us/1595-rationally-resolving-conflicts-of-ideas Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
James Franklin has very little to say about Popper. You can search for "Popper" in his books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/What-Science-Knows-How/dp/1594032076/ https://www.amazon.com/Science-Conjecture-Evidence-Probability-before/dp/0801865 Anonymous 25 Robert Spillane Replies 2017/07/18
> Since all possible proposals for actions have been criticised. that's a COMMON situation. you then have to brainstorm new solutions. That is a proposal for action. What if you cannot come up with any proposals that work? Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
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. if you have exactly one non-refuted theory about wha Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
> No, it is not because accepting an idea is to do with whether it is true. A criticism is directed at its truth. That the investigation was not rigorous enough is not a criticism of the proposal. accepting an idea is an action, a human decision. w Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
> 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. > The first scenario is that of accepting a scientific theory. The fact that you have one surviving t Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
>and if you don't think the investigation was rigorous enough, that is a criticism of accepting the one idea remaining from the investigation. No, it is not because accepting an idea is to do with whether it is true. A criticism is directed at its Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
You added into the discussion that the one surviving solution to the problem. Includes the idea that doing nothi has also been criticised, but doing nothing is not a solution. Now we have to break this down into two different scenarios. The fi Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
your new take is maybe you decide some other ideas have survived criticism after all, so we don't have the situation of having exactly one theory which survived criticism (which is the situation we were talking about). i don't get the point. we were t Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
David Miller emailed me on July 4, 2011, from his yahoo address, declining a discussion invitation. I still have the email. I replied to his discussion-declining email with a link to Paths Forward and some explanation, and received no reply. http://fa Elliot Temple 25 Robert Spillane Replies 2017/07/18
Hmm, this guy says that Miller is sympathetic but critical. The use of the word critical here, means that he somehow thinks that CR is bad, but it has its merits. But this is wrong. Whether or not you agree with Miller, he is pretty much a full blown John Francis 25 Robert Spillane Replies 2017/07/18
David Miller has never declined a discussion that I have opened with him. In fact, he often gives very detailed emails in reply. John Francis 25 Robert Spillane Replies 2017/07/18
>It does not follow form the investigation that I should accept any of them. This refers to the criticisms of the proposals not to the proposals. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
If there are many proposals including the proposal to do nothing, and all of the proposals have been criticised apart from one. Then you should accept the one that's left, since there are no other proposals that one can accept. But this is false, Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
Yeah, looks like he is. Anonymous Trillions of Chickens? 2017/07/18
no idea but maybe DD's right then. Anonymous Trillions of Chickens? 2017/07/18
Opps - you are correct. I selected the wrong range when summing. But I just noticed there is also "meat indigeneous, chicken" as well as "meat, chicken". What's the diff? If both are included then the figure is 1.5 trillion from 1961 to 1997. Anonymous Trillions of Chickens? 2017/07/18
#8846 i think you're using the data wrong. from your FAO link, it's 740 billion from 1961-1997. using all countries, producing animals/slaughtered, and meat, chicken. i downloaded the data, selected the whole column in Numbers, and it says 740 million Anonymous Trillions of Chickens? 2017/07/18
not accepting a theory, T, is itself an action/choice/option. you have a criticism of not accepting T because the premise was that accepting T was the ONLY option/theory/whatever that survived criticism. if only one option survives criticism, there Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
if you have no criticism of accepting the statement, and it says you should accept it, then how would it make any sense not to accept it? you have zero objections to accepting it. you seem to just want life and thinking to be arbitrary whim. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
FoR was published in 1998 so a lot of the more recent chickens don't count. (for pub date, wikipedia says 1997, amazon says 1998. i don't know which is correct) Anonymous Trillions of Chickens? 2017/07/18
Let me be more precise in my statement. Just because the statement "you should do x now" has no criticism, does not mean you should accept the statement. That is justificationism. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
#8835 Where did you get your figure? Is it a global average? Which years is it applicable to? I did some research and saw a figure of about 9 to 10 billion chickens born per year in the last decade. That's why I reckoned on about 40%. But I think Anonymous Trillions of Chickens? 2017/07/18
it's not a lesson of CR, it contradicts CR. > it does not follow from something having no criticism that you should do it. call the idea X. it does follow (that you should do X) if X says you should do X (and you have no criticism of X). you curi Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
> no, it's *your* position. it's not CR's position. Err, what? I said it was a lesson of CR. I never spoke about positions. it does not follow from something having no criticism that you should do it. This is just your own proposal and it does Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
or if the last surviving idea says you should believe X about Y, and you have no criticism of that (any doubts, hesitations, objections, any reason that'd be a bad idea, any guess that's mistake, any lead that there might be a superior alternative, et curi Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
if the last surviving idea says "you should do X now" and you have no criticism of it, then you should do X now. 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 probl curi Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
I think Popper was wrong to suggest that the one that survives the severest criticism should be preferred. All that follows logically, given the premise that our preference is for the truth, is that those that have been criticised should not be prefer Anonymous Critical Preferences 2017/07/18
have you found stats which indicate DD is correct? if so, give a link instead of just calling other ppl wrong. Anonymous Trillions of Chickens? 2017/07/18
That's just the US. Anonymous Trillions of Chickens? 2017/07/18
#1633 > To be honest, I'm not sure that, given my other responsibilities, I would be able to read and digest such a long link between now and when the Sun goes out. I also rather suspect that it is irrelevant to the matter at hand (see below). i Anonymous Popper the New Leftist 2017/07/18
http://m.humanesociety.org/news/resources/research/stats_slaughter_totals.html Maybe 150 billion chickens from 1960-1995. DD looks wrong. Anonymous Trillions of Chickens? 2017/07/17
Look up how many chickens are killed per year. @Anonymous: Chickens are killed at age 5-7 weeks. Anonymous Trillions of Chickens? 2017/07/17
Chicken Stock Info Anonymous Trillions of Chickens? 2017/07/16
It's amazing how foolish one can appear when one judges something without understanding it. Stove illustrates this beautifully. Larry Reply to David Stove on Popper 2017/07/16
Maybe it is also saying to use Textedit on Mac FF Open Files in TextEdit 2017/07/14
I think this is saying " Elliot is currently reading FOR " FF Open Files in TextEdit 2017/07/14
Is this Elliot's book collection? Is this post telling us to read these books? FF Open Files in TextEdit 2017/07/14
criticism is great if you are going for the truth and want your ideas to be ACTUALLY RIGHT. it's much less appreciated if you've accepted a standard of approximately right or sorta in the right ballpark. especially if, at the same time, you want kate The Intellectual Social Game 2017/07/14
> the whole social game approach involves lots of approximation and doing things that are sorta in the right ballpark and hoping no one says anything bad about it. is this why ppl dislike criticism? kate The Intellectual Social Game 2017/07/14
>> Jordan Peterson gave advice about how to study 10+ hours per day. He said you can't do it, don't try, and: >> It is very rare for people to be able to concentrate hard for more than three hours a day. >Justin Mallone Managed to that. "A lot or Anonymous Goals and Status Update 2017/07/13
explain? Anonymous Exclusivity 2017/07/13
Why me? I'm busy. There are lots of coders, including presumably some artists who actually use that website. curi Goals and Status Update 2017/07/13
Completely misunderstands or doesn't acknowledge the point of exclusive relationships. It's talking about romantic relationships as if it's a friendship. Anonymous Exclusivity 2017/07/13
maybe a coding job for you? http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php/328659-Coders-needed-to-solve-the-images-problem pro-criticism art website, a lot of history lost due to this issue. Anonymous Goals and Status Update 2017/07/13
whether something is meta depends on the context. those are usually meta as replies. Anonymous Meta Discussion Isn't Bad 2017/07/13
there's 2 main bottlenecks with watching fast 1) hearing what words are said (and seeing what's going on in the video) 2) understanding it, having time to think enough to follow the concepts for lots of stuff i'm still bottlenecked by (1). i curi Goals and Status Update 2017/07/13
>thinking methodology content, talking about methodological errors people make, talking about error-correcting methods why are these meta? suppose someone writes an essay on error-correcting methods of thinking. is that meta? kate Meta Discussion Isn't Bad 2017/07/13
> I don't just watch a lecture you YouTube, I watch it at triple speed. I only read audio books and use text to speech at high speed. I only watch TV and movies at high speed. If I don't do it fast, it's too boring for me to do it all. This makes it m FF Goals and Status Update 2017/07/13
> Jordan Peterson gave advice about how to study 10+ hours per day. He said you can't do it, don't try, and: > It is very rare for people to be able to concentrate hard for more than three hours a day. Justin Mallone Managed to that. "A lot or FF Goals and Status Update 2017/07/12
> Maybe I'm a "gifted genius prodigy" : ( FF Goals and Status Update 2017/07/12
> Similarly, tons of people complain when sophisticated software costs $5, and think iOS apps should be $1 at most. I am one of those people. That's why I pirate a lot of stuff to prevent myself resenting paying. I buy after I confirm it is a good FF Goals and Status Update 2017/07/12
Correction: gives = giving FF Goals and Status Update 2017/07/12
> I've started selling more material primarily because people, being self-destructively stupid, pay less attention to free material. The Ray Dalio guy has also stopped gives out free knowledge. His site principles.com now has a link to buy a book i FF Goals and Status Update 2017/07/12
Easy and enjoyable to read. I like reading what Intelligent people think and do. Gives me a buzz. FF Goals and Status Update 2017/07/12
yummy? what does that mean? Anonymous Goals and Status Update 2017/07/12
This blogpost was yummy :) FF Goals and Status Update 2017/07/12
GISTE replied agreeing with my analysis! curi The Intellectual Social Game 2017/07/12
> read page 1 of the book. or stop after 1 sentence or 1 paragraph if it’s too hard. then ask a question about what you find hard. then you can make progress instead of giving up. good idea! FF Open Discussion 2017/07/11
> so what? It is not public. I thought I could access it without creating an a/c FF Here Be Dragons – A Bad Approach to Critical Thinking 2017/07/11
> why do black ppl talk differently than others? > is it because they’re jealous? > is it because they want people to know they are proud of being black? I have found this while googling. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American_Verna FF Open Discussion 2017/07/11
so what? Anonymous Here Be Dragons – A Bad Approach to Critical Thinking 2017/07/11
I can't read it without registering. FF Here Be Dragons – A Bad Approach to Critical Thinking 2017/07/11
> or just recruit a bunch of liars who say they want progress! good plan? lol FF Open Discussion 2017/07/11
Is Converting blog posts into audio books better than blitzskimming older blog posts? FF Open Discussion 2017/07/11
what's your point? Anonymous Here Be Dragons – A Bad Approach to Critical Thinking 2017/07/11
The board requires you to be registered and logged in to view this forum. FF Here Be Dragons – A Bad Approach to Critical Thinking 2017/07/11
People who became FI members earlier are unlucky in a way as they did not have the content that Elliot has put out now. Future FI members will have even more content to make learning more fun and easy. FF Open Discussion 2017/07/11
> not if they can understand the issues without reading it all, or come up with any other way of proceeding. Elliot has written reading recommendations and listed chapter numbers too (He hadn't done that before). He might create more essays or gumr FF Open Discussion 2017/07/11
> Does a person need to read all the popper material to bring a discussion to a conclusion? not if they can understand the issues without reading it all, or come up with any other way of proceeding. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/07/11
> i know these ppl will NOT discuss anything to a conclusion Does a person need to read all the popper material to bring a discussion to a conclusion? Will listing out idea changes pre and post discussion enough? FF Open Discussion 2017/07/11
> I guess they would say that doing win/win interactions isn't selfish or greedy. Or they'd say it's impossible. They would include rich people who became rich from the win/win interactions as evil too if they don't pledge to give away 99% of the w FF Greed 2017/07/11
This page has become too long. FF Open Discussion 2017/07/11
Selfish people seem to help better than the selfless people when they do decide to help others Eg: Roark building cheap homes for the poor. FF Greed 2017/07/11
It was a 125 IQ score for Feynman. (i originally said 140 in the post but i'll edit the number now) https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/finding-the-next-einstein/201112/polymath-physicist-richard-feynmans-low-iq-and-finding-another The page giv curi Comments on: Personality or performance?: The case against personality testing in management 2017/07/09
Antifa applaud speech made up of Hitler quotes Alisa Jews 2017/07/09
i thought this post was interesting. i realized I didn't really understand the math of correlations and R-squared and stuff, and wanted to know more so i could understand some parts of the post better. i tried watching a few videos on youtube. most Anonymous Comments on: Personality or performance?: The case against personality testing in management 2017/07/09
hey that's pretty good Anonymous Frozen Comments 2017/07/09
**** ff [Excerpt] Just read an email by someone who thinks 2017/07/09
#1761 > Logically it is hard to defend swimming (or maybe base-jumping) but illogical things are often enjoyable - eating unhealthy food, say. So what if it's "hard"? Dumbass > By holding your position [if indeed that is your position] y Responding to previous Anon Parents As Rulers 2 2017/07/07
wow you replied to a comment that was over 7000 comments ago :D Anonymous Learning By Force 2 2017/07/07
Responding to Anon in #1762 Anonymous Learning By Force 2 2017/07/07
Fine Reader was a big help so I didn't have to type in the quotes. And it has better OCR accuracy than Adobe. https://www.abbyy.com/en-us/finereader/ curi Comments on: Personality or performance?: The case against personality testing in management 2017/07/07
[email protected] ff Fallible Ideas Email: Figuring out what you want from a discussion 2017/07/06
disgusting ff [Excerpt] From [Summercamp](https://www.nickscipio.... 2017/07/06
> Like people who talk about neurons when they can't seem to write a sentence that says what they mean. exactly. that was so blatant. and she was recently told about this very issue and just *ignores advice* and then gets discouraged that people do Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/07/06
Good philosophy by Dan Heisman Alisa Open Discussion 2017/07/06
Ppl who think greed is bad are the same people who think selfishness is bad. They think getting what you want means sacrificing others. They don't conceive of human interaction as win/win, where everybody involved in an interaction are getting what th Anonymous Greed 2017/07/04
Greed is good. FF Greed 2017/07/03
Pixar's *Inside Out* is about how emotions control people. The actual topic of the movie is to present a metaphor with the brain as a control center and various different personified emotions are the characters. you may think it's dumb, but where a Anonymous Moana Review 2017/07/03
shrek quadrilogy, bee movie, megamind, kungfu panda, how to train your dragon, Madagascar etc ff Moana Review 2017/07/03
has fi watched dreamworks movies? ff Moana Review 2017/07/03
finished reading FH ff Open Discussion 2017/07/03
> rape is sexy I remember Elliot saying that one should say " Stop Rape " to make it a rape. Dominique didn't say that. She enjoyed it. FF Open Discussion 2017/07/02
rape is sexy Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/07/02
I searched and found this > it wasn't a rape scene. rape is a violent crime. they flirted and then eventually banged. they like rough sex and roleplay. > Rand understates/underestimates the amount of verbal communication that it takes for people FF Open Discussion 2017/07/02
Did I say something wrong? FF Open Discussion 2017/07/02
Why did the jury let Howard Roark go unpunished? Can the minds of the people be changed so quickly with just one speech? FF Open Discussion 2017/07/02
> “I think I should have understood. You married Peter Keating. Right after the Stoddard trial.” “Do you wish to know everything? I want to tell you. I met him when he was working in a granite quarry. Why not? You’ll put him in a chain gang no ff Open Discussion 2017/07/02
http://robertspillane.info/2010/05/02/szaszs-the-meaning-of-mind/ i liked this review and left the following comment (which is in moderation, and the newest blog post is nearly 2 years old so it may never appear): good post. it's nice to see an curi Open Discussion 2017/07/01
Dominique had different ideas earlier in the book, and Roark had a less clear life situation. if he does things his way AND WINS (therefore he gains a position in society), combined with Dominique figuring some things out, then he'll get her. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/07/01
> “He’s risking everything he has to save you. He doesn’t know he’ll lose me if you’re saved.” why would wynand lose dominique if roark is saved? roark was a free man before the demolition why didn't wynand lose her then? ff Open Discussion 2017/07/01
> amazon says the print length of FH is 752 pages. so you're showing 80% of a print page per phone page. that's actually most of it. you must be using a small font. The font size, portrait mode and the size of my phone changed the number of pages t FF Open Discussion 2017/06/30
it's that or your software is showing print page numbers which don't always increase when you turn the page. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/30
amazon says the print length of FH is 752 pages. so you're showing 80% of a print page per phone page. that's actually most of it. you must be using a small font. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/30
Rami said " Quoting Elliot does not necessarily mean talking to him. You could quote Elliot and talk to others about the quote " I hope I won't get banned. FF Open Discussion 2017/06/30
oops I replied to Elliot's reply by mistake. Please don't ban me. FF Open Discussion 2017/06/30
I have finished 797 pages out of 935 pages of fountainhead. 138 pages left (The pages are tiny and numerous on my phone) FF Open Discussion 2017/06/30
> the really bad problems are the ones with no end to them, which take over your whole life, which have nothing to keep them under control Like Peter Keating's problems? FF Open Discussion 2017/06/30
you should stop. Anonymous Abortion and Planned Parenthood 2017/06/29
Anti-semitism on college campuses Alisa Jews 2017/06/29
Was Margaret Sanger racist? Alisa Abortion and Planned Parenthood 2017/06/29
things can suck a little. but fundamentally his life is ok. he's not broken, he's not despairing, it's just limited, bounded inconveniences. the really bad problems are the ones with no end to them, which take over your whole life, which have nothing curi Open Discussion 2017/06/29
roark feels pain only upto a certain point. what does that mean? ff Open Discussion 2017/06/29
the DTN article says e.g.: > Also in 1939, Sanger turned her attention specifically to the reproductive practices of **black** Americans. (emphasis added. and read the whole paragraph that comes from, or maybe even the whole page, before you dem Anonymous Abortion and Planned Parenthood 2017/06/28
Sanger wrote an essay, "We Must Breed a Race of Thoroughbreds" She openly talked about doing her eugenics by **race**. She spoke at a KKK meeting. Her colleagues said lots of nasty, racist stuff too. You could easily have found info about this i Anonymous Abortion and Planned Parenthood 2017/06/28
Was Margaret Sanger racist? Alisa Abortion and Planned Parenthood 2017/06/28
The title fooled me. I was like " yay Ayn Rand movie " with 80% Rotten Tomatoes (which is a good rating) and downloaded the torrent. I skimmed a little and did not like what I saw and started googling. I did not know it was based on a book by a detrac FF Open Discussion 2017/06/28
and there are rebuttals like: https://www.amazon.com/Passion-Ayn-Rands-Critics-Brandens/dp/1930754671 > The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics: The Case Against the Brandens (i don't know how good that rebuttal is.) be aware also that 1) Ran Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/28
FYI it's a book too. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/28
oops.. I googled a bit. It seems to be a anti-rand movie. FF Open Discussion 2017/06/28
I am planning on watching " The Passion of Ayn Rand " Hellen Mirren movie. Has anyone on FI watched it? Is it good/bad? FF Open Discussion 2017/06/27
He knows Sazasz Anonymous Stop Saying Lies and Other People's Ideas 2017/06/27
Theodore Dalrymple on Feminism & Islam Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/25
Theodore Dalrymple on Political Correctness Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/25
group projects are often full of compromises, people who aren't useful, and a bunch of extra work trying to argue with the other guys. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/24
i don't imagine faces when i read. i think about the ideas. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/24
> “You wish to reject an opportunity like this, a spot in history, a chance of world fame, practically a chance of immortality ...” “I don’t work with collectives. I don’t consult, I don’t co-operate, I don’t collaborate.” why doesn ff Open Discussion 2017/06/24
I imagine Gary Cooper as Howard Roark in my mind. What kind of face do FI members imagine while reading? FF Open Discussion 2017/06/24
Why do Roark & Wynand want to own Dominique? do they not believe in ARR? FF Open Discussion 2017/06/24
> do you like ALL of Gail Wynand? he has good parts. I don't like some parts of him. I don't like that he enjoys destroying good people with integrity. I like that he has power to do anything and isn't losing (Currently) like Roark. FF Open Discussion 2017/06/24
do you like ALL of Gail Wynand? he has good parts. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/23
How do I persuade myself to not like Gail Wynand? FF Open Discussion 2017/06/23
" a " audio quality is bad. FF Open Discussion 2017/06/23
humans are powerful b is good. "a" sounds bad. FF Open Discussion 2017/06/23
Why not "People of Whiteness"? Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/23
do fi members like Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings? ff Open Discussion 2017/06/23
> like how could somebody say the words "i want to fool myself" to himself? you don't have to say those words to yourself to do it. you don't have to think clearly about what you're doing or why. you don't have to understand yourself. it's possi curi What Philosophy Takes 2017/06/22
Scientific Cuddles vs. Criticism Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/22
this reminds me of something. a christian was telling me about a particular criticism of he knows about why he believes in christianity. he believes in christianity, at least partly, because he doesn't believe that some things that happened in his same Anon as above What Philosophy Takes 2017/06/22
how could somebody want to fool themselves? like how could somebody say the words "i want to fool myself" to himself? Anonymous What Philosophy Takes 2017/06/22
if HB just wanted to protect his HBL income, but also wanted to think, he would have started discussing the issues offsite. but he didn't. Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2017/06/16
Aristotle was also big on definitions. Good to appreciate precision. But major bad aspect remains today. Essences stuff also bad. Anonymous Aristotle (and Peikoff and Popper) 2017/06/16
> "Frankly, Mr. Wynand, I didn't think my word would carry much weight > with you. So I didn't intend trying to sell you Peter Keating." "No? > What did you intend?" "Only to ask that you give half an hour of your > time to someone who can convince FF Open Discussion 2017/06/15
> what if you just find problems, and don't have any ideas on how to improve them and make your life better? ask for ideas. > what if you don't value anything highly? look around. find stuff. consider stuff. try stuff. see what you like some Anonymous Valuing Criticism 2017/06/13
> It helps to value something highly. what if you don't value anything highly? or you don't know what you value? Anonymous Valuing Criticism 2017/06/13
>It helps to conceptualize "find faults" as "find opportunities for improvement" this only works if you actually have some confidence that you can actually improve. what if you don't think you will be able to improve? what if you just find prob Anonymous Valuing Criticism 2017/06/13
Is my Discord Ban still active? (Asking Justin, Rami & others) FF Open Discussion 2017/06/12
i love churchill Anonymous Churchill and Roosevelt Betrayed Hundreds of Thousands to Death 2017/06/12
Vast literatures as mud moats & the "two paper rule" Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/12
Ray Dalio on learning from discussion Alisa Open Discussion 2017/06/12
yes that's bad Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/06/11
Is it bad that I like Elsworth Toohey as a kid? He seems like a very good kid. FF Open Discussion 2017/06/11
👬👯👨‍👩‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👬👬 FF Memes I 2017/06/11
*italics* are now red in posts and comments. links are now red *and* underlined to differentiate them. motivation: i want italics to stand out more, be more visible. i think bold is visible enough without a color change but italic is too subtle. curi Open Discussion 2017/06/10
My one month FI ban is over. (Message to FI members & admins but not to E.T) I will be posting here from now. Please don't think my posts are for Elliot. (I will be banned again if I contact Elliot) FF Open Discussion 2017/06/08
Horrifying. And Churchill was pretty aware of the Soviet Union's evil nature, which makes this even more inexcusable for him Anonymous Churchill and Roosevelt Betrayed Hundreds of Thousands to Death 2017/06/06
*differences in people's IQ can be explained Alisa Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
Taught? Alisa Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
Jordan Peterson on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/615e3z/i_am_dr_jordan_b_peterson_u_of_t_professor/dfbv5sh/ > Go see a mental health professional. Don't delay. There are effective treatments for such conditions. Anti-depressants curi Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2017/06/03
> i'd rather not do that. you'd rather not do what? > if you don't think it's beneficial for you, i'm open to considering making it beneficial enough with cash. no i don't want to write tons of stuff, for you personally, for free. i posted curi Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
http://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/Intelligence-and-socioeconomic-success-A-meta-analytic-review-of-longitudinal-research.pdf > The relationship between intelligence and socioeconomic success has been the source of numerous controversie curi Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
> What I was taught (wrong!) was basically to presume a claim is false until it's proven true. That's a *partial* method, not a full method. I don't think it actually addresses the hard part of figuring out what's true or not. In other words, I don curi Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
I think Peterson's comment on "schizophrenia" was bad. He doesn't know his Szasz. I knew this already, see e.g. [my letter to him about antidepressants](http://curi.us/1970-letter-to-jordan-peterson-on-antidepressants-and-rational-discussion). "Sch curi Stop Saying Lies and Other People's Ideas 2017/06/03
Taught? PAS Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
> how to figure out if an argument is true or false I got taught some (wrong) stuff about this in school. I remember it cuz it contradicted faith which I was taught at home. What I was taught (wrong!) was basically to presume a claim is false un PAS Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
> plz reply if you think you were taught any of the unteachables, or know how they're taught. or have more to add to the list. or know something about what the difference is. or have experiences about trying to learn the basics to share. or have insig GISTE Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
> how to read sentences that don't not have double, triple or quadruple negatives. lol i didn't catch it right away. i read it 2 times before i was like "OH DOUBLE NEGATIVE!" Anonymous Teachable Subjects 2017/06/03
> I couldn’t understand what to make of this. I knew the source of the commentary was part of me – I wasn’t schizophrenic what the fuck is this? so if someone is "schizophrenic" some stuff he says is not part of him? is that what Peterson Anonymous Stop Saying Lies and Other People's Ideas 2017/06/03
> Arguments involve reasoning from PREMISES to a CONCLUSION. those are called "syllogisms", i mentioned them. > And it had advice like "break up a big problem into smaller problems and solve the small problems" which probably seems very obvious Anonymous Teachable Subjects 2017/06/02
>by contrast, i cannot remember anyone ever teaching me: [...] >how to figure out if an argument is true or false >what an argument IS (and how to decide if X is an argument for Y) i did some logic stuff in a class. stuff in the nature Anonymous Teachable Subjects 2017/06/02
plz reply if you think you were taught any of the unteachables, or know how they're taught. or have more to add to the list. or know something about what the difference is. or have experiences about trying to learn the basics to share. or have insight curi Teachable Subjects 2017/06/02
reddit discussion of this post: https://www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson/comments/6ea3tc/my_letter_to_jordan_peterson_on_antidepressants/ curi Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2017/05/30
A lot of universities are having big problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9nFced_eo Anonymous Public University Bigotry 2017/05/30
I was unable to download the 3 hours of Rethinking Depression episodes, or speed them up in my browser. So I bought Audio Hijack which can record any audio your computer plays. Then I played in VLC at higher speed! Audio Hijack is awesome. It was v curi Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2017/05/30
i've read that the default heatsink and fan that come with a CPU are bad Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/30
>i think you need a CPU fan the CPU comes with a fan >and i have no idea if you need a case fan this guide recommends a minimum of 3 fans and the case i am planning on getting comes with 2 http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/692-how-many-cas Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/30
i think you need a CPU fan and i have no idea if you need a case fan Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/30
i want a computer for gaming. does this seem good? i want to get 144 fps in games, with low settings. or get 60 fps with higher settings https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/7gtgcc Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/30
Interesting take on feminism curi Open Discussion 2017/05/29
Atheist community rely on a thing called Burden of Proof. Which is the positive claim that any positive claim has a burden of proof that needs to be met to be taken seriously. Strange then that lots of these people tiake the BoP seriously, Anonymous [Excerpt] Here's a good demonstration that asking... 2017/05/29
anti-socialism kills people Democratic Socialism FTW! Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/29
> so is it fine if i mess up commas and periods? does it matter much? ppl can usually read stuff with no or wrong commas. unless it's a list. lists without commas are tough. look at this: > I like Ayn Rand Karl Popper William Godwin Thomas Szasz curi Open Discussion 2017/05/28
>> i don't know where to put the commas and periods. >commas are small pauses and periods are big pauses. so is it fine if i mess up commas and periods? does it matter much? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/28
> >can you write IMs? > yeah, i'm pretty sure i can you can write an FI post the same as a few IMs in a row. > i just want to be able to write clearly to FI. and not have people have to ask what i mean all the time. try it. and if you get curi Open Discussion 2017/05/28
>why do you need to write proper sentences and paragraphs? i want to be able to write clearly. sometimes when i write it is just a mash of words that is hard understand. this isn't just a problem with writing. i also have the same problem with Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/28
#8681 why do you need to write proper sentences and paragraphs? can you write IMs? can you write how you talk outloud? can you keep it simple? long sentences are bad. just don't write them. the writing in your comment is pretty good. the s curi Open Discussion 2017/05/28
I don't like to write FI emails because I don't know how to write sentences and paragraphs properly. Sometimes I have trouble figuring out how to say my thoughts in a way that people can understand. I have trouble writing long sentences. But there are Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/28
Curi - What you suggest is reasonable. I said I am here to learn stuff and I could be wrong. SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/28
LOL thought anon actually got me banned for a moment. SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/28
SOL, your latest comment didn't post due a bug. You can repost it. If you don't have a copy, you can email me and I can provide it. And if you want to argue "fuck you" is about rape, could you link e.g. 3 educational web pages explaining this im curi Open Discussion 2017/05/28
Elliot, wtf, I thought Leo was banned. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/27
jfc Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/27
> SOL, why are you here? cuz i learn stuff. like when Alisa brought up the idea of “crimestop" i learnt that idea right then and there. then I was curious about it and went off and read “1984” for the first time. from that i learnt the “bla SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/27
> and in context it meant "go to hell for trying to deny the reality of what i wrote." So it was condemning willful misinterpretation/evasion. Liar. You were bullying. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/26
SOL, why are you here? What, if anything, do you like about FI? Do we have some common ground? Is there anything positive you want to talk about? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> you realize "fuck you" has nothing to do with rape? Yes, it does. > it's more like "go to hell." Rationalisation for trying to pretend what you are saying is not as bad as it is. > and in context it meant "go to hell for trying to deny SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
wtf? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> SOL, absurd rape-related allegations are a serious matter. They're not OK. You're trivializing rape, trying to smear someone as a violent criminal, and attempting to start a witch hunt. no I'm not trivilalizing rape. you are. in the context, "fuc SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> SOL, absurd rape-related allegations are a serious matter. They're not OK. You're trivializing rape, trying to smear someone as a violent criminal, and attempting to start a witch hunt. when someone says "fuck you" how should I read it? what is t SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> you interrogated Alisa instead of discussing the issue. at length. interrogate: “Ask questions of (someone) closely, aggressively, or formally.” you're suggesting I'm aggressive. you're a lying trouble-maker. SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
SOL, absurd rape-related allegations are a serious matter. They're not OK. You're trivializing rape, trying to smear someone as a violent criminal, and attempting to start a witch hunt. Take a break for a few days to calm down. Then never post h curi Open Discussion 2017/05/26
>> exaggeration about the amount. > no, i meant what i said. fuck you. you escalate to "fuck you" just like that. seriously, you want to rape me for not agreeing? SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> Alisa brought up the issue of "crimestop" then doesn't want to discuss. you interrogated Alisa instead of discussing the issue. at length. Alisa was extraordinarily patient and responsive. you controlled the conversation and ran it into the groun Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> exaggeration about the amount. no, i meant what i said. fuck you. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/26
> sooo much parochial he-said/she-said meta discussion! exaggeration about the amount. there is a problem here. Alisa brought up the issue of "crimestop" then doesn't want to discuss. she's avoiding my questions about it. like I asked if she discu SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/26
sooo much parochial he-said/she-said meta discussion! https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/20939 Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/25
> I said that in response to your request for an example where I do crimestop myself. You still didn't answer the question. The answer was: > So I think I had the wrong idea about how helpful you were prepared to be and misjudged the context. SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/25
>> Then why didn't you ask for that? > You said to look through your FI-list discussions with Elliot. I said that in response to your request for an example where I do crimestop myself. You still didn't answer the question. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/25
> Then why didn't you ask for that? You said to look through your FI-list discussions with Elliot. That is not to give an example but to say in a vague way how to *find* an example. If the examples on the list are clearly identified then no problem SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/25
> I was expecting posts which had an example where you crimestopped and someone identified and discussed that problem Then why didn't you ask for that? Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/24
> How is that relevant? You asked me for examples of when I *do* crimestop myself, not for posts where I discuss it. I was expecting posts which had an example where you crimestopped and someone identified and discussed that problem. Have you discu Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/24
That should be, "... not for examples of me discussing it." Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/24
>>>> Do you ever do crimestop yourself? >>>> Yes. >>> can you give an example? >> Look through my FI-list discussions with Elliot. > I searched with the keyword "crimestop". Nothing turned up. How is that relevant? You asked me for exa Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/24
> Look through my FI-list discussions with Elliot. I searched with the keyword "crimestop". Nothing turned up. Given you introduced the term here I didn't expect it to. I'm guessing the idea gets discussed but not named as such in threads about ant SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/24
1. A leftist tried to murder anti-Jihad scholar Robert Spencer: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266719/icelandic-leftist-poisons-robert-spencer-robert-spencer 2. Evil Georgetown professor harasses alt-right guy at gym and gets his gym membersh Unmysterious J Open Discussion 2017/05/24
>>> Do you ever do crimestop yourself? >> Yes. > can you give an example? Look through my FI-list discussions with Elliot. > so a simple argument that would not present a problem in convo with you presents a problem in convo with Elliot Te Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/24
>> What's an example of a pretty conventional idea you hold? > That humans are smaller than elephants. pretty conventional. to hold the opposite you would be “crazy”. >> What's an example of an idea in that spectrum where people disagree SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/24
> What's an example of a pretty conventional idea you hold? That humans are smaller than elephants. > What's an example of an idea in that spectrum where people disagree with you? That the Warriors are better than the Spurs. > Do you ever Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/23
> - Most of my ideas are pretty conventional. What's an example of a pretty conventional idea you hold? > Even when people disagree with me, my ideas are within the spectrum of things they are prepared to think about. What's an example of a SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/23
Rather, the parents have failed to help you learn about responsibility and how to get your own money. oh my god it's turpentine Taking Children Seriously 2017/05/23
If you have reached 30 without being able to support yourself, your parents' main failure didn't have much to do with providing money. oh my god it's turpentine Taking Children Seriously 2017/05/23
> An adult Spanish woman who sued her divorced dad for a €500 allowance in 2015 was one of several test cases which had the effect of deepening parental responsibilities in the nation, which has the second highest rate of youth unemployment in Europ Alisa Taking Children Seriously 2017/05/23
Spanish Gen Y-ers are suing their parents for financial support Alisa Taking Children Seriously 2017/05/23
- Most of my ideas are pretty conventional. Even when people disagree with me, my ideas are within the spectrum of things they are prepared to think about. My position wouldn't be considered thoughtcrime by them, so they don't need to engage in crimes Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/23
Why? SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/22
Crimestop Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/22
> "Crimestop" - a good word for a way of thinking people commonly exhibit when discussing things with Elliot Temple. And with you? SOL Open Discussion 2017/05/22
> i haven't researched that. why? SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
> "Crimestop" - a good word for a way of thinking people commonly exhibit when discussing things with Elliot Temple. i agree :( curi Open Discussion 2017/05/22
Crimestop Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/22
>> i think the idea of islam is responsible for more deaths than the idea of socialism. > Are you claiming then that Islam is more dangerous? If so, what's the explanation for that? i think that islam wouldn't be very dangerous without non-musli Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
> i think the idea of islam is responsible for more deaths than the idea of socialism. Are you claiming then that Islam is more dangerous? If so, what's the explanation for that? for the Islam deaths figure you quoted there is a lot of estimatio SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
>>> the idea of socialism survives and keeps coming back. it is responsible for more deaths than any other idea in history. >> how many people died due to socialism? >> how many people died due to Islam? > What problem are you trying to solve Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
> Do you know why you are scared of criticism? not really. I can offer some guesses. like maybe i have some image of myself and i’ll find out i’m not living up to that image and feel bad about myself or something. or maybe part of me is scared SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
> how many people died due to socialism? > how many people died due to Islam? What problem are you trying to solve? SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
> why did you say "fucking"? maybe you're disgusted of it? hate it? i don’t think i get disgusted at myself or hate parts of myself. maybe i’m wrong? wrote i wrote sounds like part of me in contempt of another part of me. > it would help to SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/22
Typo #8616 SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
Hey anon debating Islam and socialism you are answering as though you are me and confusing ppl. my last comment was #.8616. I'm signing as SOL from now on. SOL By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
i don't see how 2.5% tithes compare to not having private property. just because a religion has some collectivist elements and a price above 0 doesn't make it socialism. you haven't identified what the major, important attributes of socialism or Islam Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
Islam's control is more religious/ideological than wealth-based. Socialism isn't just any form of collectivism. It's a specific thing. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
>> Islam is a type of socialism. > explain Socialism is a system where the individual is controlled by the collective by controlling wealth. Islam is a system where the individual is controlled by the collective too. What is controlled? Wealt Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
>me being scared of criticism is fucking stupid. I need to resolve that problem. Do you know why you are scared of criticism? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
> Islam is a type of socialism. explain Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
> the idea of socialism survives and keeps coming back. it is responsible for more deaths than any other idea in history. Islam is a type of socialism. So do you count the deaths from islam as deaths from socialism ? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
Is your apartment building up to Earthquake code? Is your street safe from liquifaction? Are you in a tsunami zone? Do you have a good plan for the big one? I used to not worry too much about these things until two massimother fuckers struck close to Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/21
> the idea of socialism survives and keeps coming back. it is responsible for more deaths than any other idea in history. how many people died due to socialism? how many people died due to Islam? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
> me being scared of criticism is fucking stupid. I need to resolve that problem. why did you say "fucking"? maybe you're disgusted of it? hate it? it would help to change that disgust/hate to curiosity. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
Sorry phone glitch Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
question to FI people: you guys are rea Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
similarly all modes of reasoning other than the Popperian one are authoritarian and incompatible with freedom *in all cases*. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
> also tons of them don't understand capitalism. and don't understand that socialism is authoritarian and incompatible with freedom *in all cases* (rather than just sucks in some cases but it could work if you got the details right with enough voting Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
> so like millions of Ayn Rand readers think she's into induction and not falllibility? yes. also tons of them don't understand capitalism. and don't understand that socialism is authoritarian and incompatible with freedom *in all cases* (rather th curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
so like millions of Ayn Rand readers think she's into induction and not falllibility? The only error correction I did was thinking about it in my own mind and I know that is a bad path forward. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
me being scared of criticism is fucking stupid. I need to resolve that problem. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/21
revising my sentence above to: > i often cut off communication with people cuz i get bored or am preoccupied with something else or am scared of criticism or can't be bothered replying or something i missed something important didn't I? That'll Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
> you're reading what I wrote too literally? you seem to be blaming me for replying to what you wrote instead of what you meant. it would have been better if you replied to what i wrote more literally. i asked 4 questions and you didn't give dir curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
I know knowledge comes in degrees. you're reading what I wrote too literally? my post says i'm shit at paths forward and concludes I don't really know it very well at all. I think I know some stuff about it cuz I've read the blog post here, FI posts, Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
> my problem is living by it. example: i know "paths forward" but how good at it am I? why do you think you know it? what have you done to test that claim? and knowledge of paths forward comes in degrees. not just you do or don't know it. maybe curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
> so why don't you learn philosophy? my problem is living by it. example: i know "paths forward" but how good at it am I? shit. like i don't post to FI list. i read philosophical stuff but don't test my understanding by posting about it. i tend to Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
KIC 8462852 is undergoing another dip. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/20
> Be more careful in future. related: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266719/icelandic-leftist-poisons-robert-spencer-robert-spencer Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/20
so why don't you learn philosophy? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/19
it was a joke. a generic true answer to the question "why are you not good enough at philosophy" is "because I am not good enough at philosophy". learning philosophy makes one better at learning philosophy. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/19
#8601 so? that is a non-answer Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/19
>> No, I am not good enough at philosophy, > why not? I love recursion lol. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/19
> No, I am not good enough at philosophy, why not? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/19
No, I am not good enough at philosophy, Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
> Trying to spread good philosophical ideas in the culture in an easy to access way have you done any of this? curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
> how to fix? The problem is very difficult. Their need to impress and to lean on authority is so ingrained that solving the problem is tantamount to taking apart their mind and reassembling it. The only real hope is finding people whose minds Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
This is very eye opening and frightening. We need to be more vigilant and protect ourselves and our children. Very well written. Thank you Elliot Temple and Justin Mallone. Isabella Svott By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
#8593 will you link some examples? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
@#8593 ☹️ how to fix? Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
They wrote to impress, which caused criticism they did not want, then doubled-down on their mistake. Doubling-down happens so often. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
> They want to protect themselves from criticism. But it *causes* criticism. They try to protect themselves from conventional false criticisms instead of typical true criticisms that would be posted to FI. Doesn't make much sense... Similarly Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
> People in general put lots of work into trying to sound smart. even dumb, unimpressive people. like if you look at FI posts, you can see some posters ask short, simple questions. and then other posters are always writing something more complicated. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/18
I was going to add a comment to say remove my comment but see you have already done that. Be more careful in future. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/15
Popper advocated simple writing. He just wasn't great at it. He did better than most of his colleagues. He came from Austria and and had to learn both English and also the writing style of the English-speaking world (which is different and better than curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/15
[Comment removed by Elliot Temple. I think anon meant well but I still don't want to leave information about how to find my location in comments here.] Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/15
> Popper is a pretty bad liberal, he's just good on epistemology. He was for TV censorship and government doing various stuff. He never wrote good things about capitalism. What an arse. He would have been anti-Trump had he been alive now. Even in h Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/14
Popper is a pretty bad liberal, he's just good on epistemology. He was for TV censorship and government doing various stuff. He never wrote good things about capitalism. Good liberals are people like Mises and Rand. Popper's politics was nothing li curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/13
> ppl take bits of liberalism and bring them up when it favors some conclusion they want. it's very biased. they'll use a little liberalism here and there to serve their purposes, but they won't be consistent, principled liberals. Yes. Freire was a Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/13
Simon's other video on BAMN has more good info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5QKM81Z14 Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/13
Nice video, Simon. I like clips you mix in. Good points about how the Sacramento violence was an intentional, planned tactic! Elliot Temple By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/13
By Any Means Necessary? No! Let's Bring Down BAMN By The Peaceful Legal Means Necessary Simon Harris By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/13
> Some of this sounds superficially like things TCS would say. it's got some liberalism and anti-authority stuff. ppl take bits of liberalism and bring them up when it favors some conclusion they want. it's very biased. they'll use a little libe Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/12
> It’s very scary that Marxism and Critical Pedagogy are so mainstream in American schools. How is this stuff so popular? Almost everyone is a socialist. The schools are controlled by the left. People don't like Ayn Rand. People are tort Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/12
Banking concept of education in "Pedagogy of the Oppressed": http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon2/pedagogy/pedagogychapter2.html > In the banking concept of education, knowledge is a gift bestowed by those who consider themselves knowledgeabl Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/12
Antonia Darder, who wrote “The Critical Pedagogy Reader” admires Paulo Freire. He wrote “The Pedagogy of the Oppressed”: http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon2/pedagogy/index.html In this book, Che Guevera is spoken highly of. Eg: > Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/12
Justin Kalef again Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/12
Bill Ayers the Weather Underground terrorist embraced and wrote about Critical Pedagogy. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/11
It's not surprising people like Felarca can be found teaching in schools. After all, dreadful Marxist books like "The Critical Pedagogy Reader" are popular at teaching colleges. "Critical Pedagogy" used to be fringe stuff. Now mainstream. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2017/05/11
> Griffiths has resigned after all this. :( damn. he wrote some good stuff. approximately(?) all the universities are so fucked up now. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/10
"Everything is Problematic" Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/10
Paul Griffiths on totalitarian "diversity training" Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/10
Guessing that Einstein was shit at paths forward. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/09
Popper is terrible on capitalism too so... I'm sure Einstein ran into capitalist ideas a little bit. Popper must have known about Mises via Hayek and meeting him at Mount Pelerin. But people really really hate freedom so... Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Albert Einstein sucks https://monthlyreview.org/2009/05/01/why-socialism/ > I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Leiter appears to have blocked my comment talking about qualities of good forums and asking if Justin knew of any. There's no notification of it being blocked, just nothing happens, it doesn't show up, and someone else's comment was approved in the sa curi Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Circumcision is super bad J Open Discussion 2017/05/08
"In Defense of Transracialism" by Rebecca Tuvel Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/08
> 41. See id. Leiter’s analysis includes all attorneys hired at these firms, whether they were nonpartnership-track counsel who graduated in the early 1990s, senior partners who graduated in the 1960s, or first-year associates who graduated in 2002. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
> 16. See id. Leiter states that “[w]ithout a doubt, two of the measures used in calculating the overall rank are sensitive to the number of graduates” and concedes that this favors large schools such as Georgetown. Id. It is unclear why Leiter ch Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
> 15. See id. Exclusively using the 2003 edition of Vault’s guide to determine which employers are elite may be misleading. Even if one assumes that regional Vault rank perfectly correlates with regional firm prestige, one must remember that Leiter Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Because the xoxo criticism of Leiter is no longer up and only available from archive.org, I mirrored it: http://curi.us/files/ciolli.final.pdf curi Open Discussion 2017/05/08
http://web.archive.org/web/20070127161049/http://www.autoadmit.com:80/studies/ciolli/ > Several individuals have responded to U.S. News’s deficiencies by creating their own noncommercial employment rankings,12 but these too suffer from serious de Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Brian Leiter, the blog owner, is a bad dude. See e.g. http://www.autoadmit.com/leiter.html and the linked "tirade" (he hates autoadmit). But note the quotes from Alisa are from a blog commenter, not Leiter. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Thanks Alisa. I wrote a reply which is pending moderation: http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2017/05/a-thread-for-further-comments-on-the-misconduct-by-the-hypatia-editors-and-the-defamation-of-prof-tu.html#comment-6a00d8341c2e6353ef01bb099927e curi Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Justin Kalef's list of features essential for a philosophical discussion Alisa Open Discussion 2017/05/08
Plus I told you not to contact me for a year minimum, and this comment was obviously directed at contacting me rather than being general discussion. The year starts over after your month ban. curi Open Discussion 2017/05/07
You were only allowed to post here as FF. You're banned for a month from everything. Don't test the ban. I'm not going to do anything now, but if you post again then I'll go permanently ban you with the same software that bans Leonor. curi Open Discussion 2017/05/07
> if you make a new account to evade your discord ban again, you will be permanently banned from everything the same as leonor. You could have not banned me and ignored my initial replies. I would have agreed on not outing. ( as if I have intereste BANNED PERSON Open Discussion 2017/05/07
What do you think of Richard Stallman? I liked his views on Piracy, copyright & Freedom but he is a Bernie Supporter & a SJW :-( FF Open Discussion 2017/05/04
pressuring people to be pretty is mean pressuring people not to put much effort into being pretty, even though they are supposed to be pretty, is mean pressuring people to hide the effort they put into being pretty is mean pressuring people t curi Cosplay and Effortful Appearances 2017/04/25
What's mean about the social dynamics of cosplay? I know you think social dynamics in general contain tons of meanness. Did you have something more specific than that in mind? Anonymous Cosplay and Effortful Appearances 2017/04/25
Deceptive, dishonest NYT reporting on left-wing violence at Alisa Open Discussion 2017/04/22
> People do take k-12 schooling largely for granted today though there are some dissidents---free schools, unschooling, home schooling, truancy... truants generally don't dispute the legitimacy of k-12 schooling. like thieves don't generally dis Anonymous Compulsory Government Education 2017/04/20
> I'm not sure what the point of that essay was what essay does "that essay" refer to? Anonymous Compulsory Government Education 2017/04/20
This is a free speech zone (or TAZ---temporary autonomous zone)( ishi Compulsory Government Education 2017/04/20
He calls himself libertarian though. FF Open Discussion 2017/04/17
He should join FI. FF Open Discussion 2017/04/17
I just found out Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia Co-founder) is a self-avowed Objectivist, "Referring to the philosophy invented by writer Ayn Rand in the mid-20th century that emphasizes reason, individualism, and capitalism. Wales first encountered the p FF Open Discussion 2017/04/17
Doc: I want you to imagine that you're living on a city block okay on this block there's a red house a greenhouse a blue house and a white house sure red man lives in the red house the green man lives in the greenhouse and the blue man lives the blue FF Health Insurance and Psychiatry 2017/04/14
psychiatric tests reminded me of this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc86ZXFsriM FF Health Insurance and Psychiatry 2017/04/14
Why should missile strikes be proportional? The goal ought to be effective defense, not what's proportional. curi Open Discussion 2017/04/10
CTMU C.M.Langan Explaining Infinite Sets, Measures, and Mappings for Quantum Physics 2017/04/10
#8537 underselling a favorite thing like that is very conventional social lying, so people just ignore the "it's not that good" lying. if you're sharing it you think it's good enough to share and they know that. Anonymous Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
Its strange how people choose to focus only on the bad stuff after you reveal it. Maybe it is their dumb defense system that looks for bad stuff and once it sees it ignores all the good. I always try to reduce the other person's expectation before FF Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
there are lots of *small* interactions where teaching people huge stuff about live wouldn't really fit cuz e.g. you only ever interact with the person for 10 minutes total. Anonymous Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
Why not teach people to appreciate honesty instead? I imagined full disclosure of bad stuff was a good way to start. After talking about the horrible stuff the other person would have no expectations left. Then Bombard him with all the good stuff. FF Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
there's no lying here. Anonymous Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
I thought being truthful was good. Is this a trick to deal with people who don't like being told the truth? FF Don't Bring Up Your Own Negatives 2017/04/05
There's a saying among people who live in their RVs all the time and just move the RV to different places: "My life is better than your vacation" I'm sure that's not always, and perhaps only rarely, true. But I think they have the right idea in Anonymous Vacation Travel Is Overrated 2017/03/26
I hate vacations.. I get sick a lot Anonymous Vacation Travel Is Overrated 2017/03/25
i don't know if you mean what you say or it's some kind of satire, but either way you seem like an idiot. curi Open Discussion 2017/03/24
ugly non-white non-english speaking destructive immigrants have no right to live Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/03/24
never curi Open Discussion 2017/03/24
when will trump legalize killing of ugly destructive immigrants? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/03/24
@#8525 this is similar to induction. it's taking some finite set of stuff and then saying "generalize". he doesn't specify clear, exact rules for what counts as a general theory, nor for which general theories are to be rejected. if we make u curi The Categorical Imperative is Mistaken 2017/03/11
from WIkipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categorical_imperative >Kant asserted that lying, or deception of any kind, would be forbidden under any interpretation and in any circumstance. In Grounding, Kant gives the example of a person who seek Mysterious J The Categorical Imperative is Mistaken 2017/03/11
@#8522 you should learn basic internet/computer usage skills and start using them in your life. http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/package-dealing,_fallacy_of.html Anonymous Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2017/03/10
package deal oh my god it's turpentine Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2017/03/10
What does "package deal" under "Strengths of Objectivist epistemology" refer to? Is it how ideas are sometimes transferred to others as a bundle? Or something else? Anonymous Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2017/03/10
#8520 no Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/03/10
you like marie curie? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/03/10
#8516 I don't disagree that it's relevant to the subject in general. My point is that because #8513 drops context from the quote (a specific kind of problem) and imposes it's own (problems in general), it implies that that is the full context of # SN Open Discussion 2017/03/05
i wrote a mini essay about overwatch https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/5wlrew/game_design_healing_should_give_less_ult_charge/ curi Open Discussion 2017/02/27
Do any of you imagine actors while reading fiction? FF Open Discussion 2017/02/27
#8515 it's a reply b/c it applies. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/26
#8513 This talks about problems in general, but quotes #8512 and drops the context of specifically problems about creating new rationalisations. Why? SN Open Discussion 2017/02/26
1960 book on scientism Alisa Open Discussion 2017/02/26
> But I'm not aware of any new ones at the moment. that's a bad sign, not a good sign. you should expect progress in phases: - ruining your own life obliviously - noticing a few ways you ruin your own life - fixing a few ways you ruin y curi Open Discussion 2017/02/25
#8511 >> I don't create more rationalisations for my life pain. > of course you do. Well, maybe. I guess it's dumb to conclude I'm not gonna make any more after spending a lot of time making them and not really even thinking about it before. SN Open Discussion 2017/02/25
> I don't create more rationalisations for my life pain. of course you do. > The reason I don't have more FI-pain rationalisations is that no-one is coercing me to take part. sure you have more. but they aren't as effective as some others. le Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8509 > why you don't create rationalizations for the FI pain in order to make it more tolerable, like you do with your life pain? I don't create more rationalisations for my life pain. The ones I have have existed for a long time. I created them SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8508 why you don't create rationalizations for the FI pain in order to make it more tolerable, like you do with your life pain? what's the difference which kept you from doing that in the past regarding the FI pain? Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8409 (I refer to this first part as the "original comment" later) >>1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizations about that pain. so what he's really doing is tryin SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8504 boring vague hindsight list attempting to replace creative thinking. not useful. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8387 > in terms of engagement with FI, when you feel bad, you might wanna post about your best guess as to why so people can give you some perspective. often people think their own emotional stuff is worse than it objectively is because its THEIR st SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8504 > (like "it happened because Bob said it" - try it without Bob, or "it happened because I was tired" - try it without being tired) Rewriting for clarity (like "the feeling happened because of Bob said it" - try it without Bob, or "the f SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
#8349 > did you express this problem to FI and ask for help with a solution? did you post something like, "I feel bad about being accused of lying. Is it bad to be accused of lying? If it's bad, is it bad to be the accuser or the person accused? Why? SN Open Discussion 2017/02/23
For dealing with that, I try to keep catching myself when I resist change for no clear reason and either work out the reason, or if it seems harmless try it out and see what happens. Also reading Rand helps. She makes quite a lot of references to c SN Open Discussion 2017/02/20
>> I guess just asking "why?" (or in the case of not understanding, just saying so) is a place to start with that. > yup. note that you've had issues for years which have such simple solutions. (not necessarily simple *full* solutions but plenty to SN Open Discussion 2017/02/20
> I guess just asking "why?" (or in the case of not understanding, just saying so) is a place to start with that. yup. note that you've had issues for years which have such simple solutions. (not necessarily simple *full* solutions but plenty to ge Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/19
#8463 >> (incidentally I think all good humour is of the "grain of truth" variety, I don't find outright lies told in a "humorous" way to be funny) >this is basically incomprehensible. you're really overestimating how much your text communicates s SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
>> I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. > there is a simple solution to this in widespread use in the business world. > penalty clauses. > e.g. if you don't follow through on X then you owe the guy $100. > si SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
#8494 yeah constantly using caffeine sucks and having a replacement hot drink is good. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/19
> How long did it take you to get comfortable listening at 500 wpm? i don't know, and i learned related skills first: RSVP speed reading and watching video faster (mostly TV). I learned this stuff gradually over a few years I guess. Takes a whil curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/19
>>But being reliable is good, helps to do things with other people. I don't want to end up being so flaky/inconsistent I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. >>Maybe I'm focusing too much on effect rather than c SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
> judging from my performance being noticeably worse now Oops. I meant "judging from my performance not being noticeably worse now" SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
I stopped using caffeine a week ago. I was a heavy user for about 12 years. I slept 10 hours a night for a few days but that's changed back to my normal 8 now. It was unpleasant for a couple of days (headachey and irritable). I'm not sure *why* SN Open Discussion 2017/02/19
> if you listen to a book at 500 wpm twice (a very reasonable speed, not super fast, for a skillful reader) you can do that faster than a single really careful, slow reading *and* multitask it. this is efficient! How long did it take you to get co SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/19
#8491 that's dumb. the point of penalty clauses is to assure the other guy, when you DO expect you will follow through but he doesn't. (it also deals with ways you could fail but it's not your fault, but you're still responsible) but here you're Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/18
penalty clauses Alisa Open Discussion 2017/02/18
i'm well aware of a variety of bad things about Trump (e.g. economic protectionism and his comments on Garland) and have posted about them, especially during the primaries. there are, however, a lot worse things in the world than Trump who is actually curi Open Discussion 2017/02/15
> No, Trump&co was shorthand for Trump and those who speak directly on his behalf, i.e. White House staff. Going back and re-reading my first use of it, I'm not sure why you would have grouped yourself in there. because i agree with the statements curi Open Discussion 2017/02/15
P.S. I bought Adios America and will read it Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/15
> then you should have said e.g. "Hi, I strongly disagree with your political views. Here is somewhere I think you're making a mistake..." My agreement/disagreement with your political views is mixed. I would guess 50% agreement but hard to estimat Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/15
this quote from Adios America provides some clues about the current voter fraud issue. > As we know from Reagan’s amnesty, when nearly 1 million illegal immigrants falsely claimed to have been farmworkers to get amnesty, foreigners who have alrea curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> I have been a FI subscriber/lurker for a few years, and have read many posts here, on FI, and your Fi email newsletter. then you should have said e.g. "Hi, I strongly disagree with your political views. Here is somewhere I think you're making a m curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> you came here and, with zero introduction, started aggressively attacking the values of this blog How does analyzing and discussing the statements/claims of Trump&co in relation to voter fraud amount to attacking the values of this blog? It's Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> That may be true (I’m open to the possibility), but being offended / interpreting them as hostile is wrong. i meant they are hostile to Trump, America, the values of this blog (my values), etc > All I have is my current knowledge and I hope curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> your political views are very false and nasty and immoral That may be true (I’m open to the possibility), but being offended / interpreting them as hostile is wrong. > they are written like you already chose a side (the anti-America, anti-me Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/14
yeah using different books is reasonable. also i think the biggest issue you want a book you care less about for the audio book. it's way easier to multitask if it's not a big deal to miss a little or not follow a little bit and not rewind. one thi curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/14
Should I have a different book for whatever audiobook listening I am able to do? I think I should. I think it would be hard to go from reading text to audio book and back again because of stuff like finding my place in different mediums and having AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/14
> or where the exercise itself is a multi-task (i.e. bike ride to do errands) the errands at the end of the bike ride have zero relevance to using an audio book while riding. that it's already one kind of multitask doesn't mean it can't be several curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/14
> Why do I seem hostile / unreasonable? your political views are very false and nasty and immoral, and they aren't offered from a position of like "Hi, I'm a novice, teach me", they are written like you already chose a side (the anti-America, anti curi Open Discussion 2017/02/14
> i think 6.5 hours a week is plenty to be worthwhile. i don't understand why it wouldn't be. I don't know why it wouldn't be either. But I asked because it falls into a category I'll call: things I don't know enough about to make a conclusion with AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/13
> you come off as very hostile and unreasonable Not sure why you've jumped to this conclusion. Why do I seem hostile / unreasonable? As far as hostile: my subjective experience is feeling clear / clam. And I thought this place welcomed criticis Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/13
you come off as very hostile and unreasonable. where is the value to me in answering the other comments? they're boring. what do i get out of it? i offered one path forward where you could demonstrate some good will and thinking effort, just in case a curi Open Discussion 2017/02/13
Why have you have ignored most/all of my questions? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/13
so, are you going to stay ignorant or start reading? curi Open Discussion 2017/02/13
> > My guess is that Trump was relying on the statements of others when saying the 3-5million thing, but without reviewing or doing any scholarly work. > do you mean Trump didn't PERSONALLY do scholarly work? sounds true. but he has advisors, think Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/13
i think 6.5 hours a week is plenty to be worthwhile. i don't understand why it wouldn't be. is there a deadline for learning a particular thing that you aren't sure if you can achieve this way? in the near future? b/c if it's in the distant future i w curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/13
> My guess is that Trump was relying on the statements of others when saying the 3-5million thing, but without reviewing or doing any scholarly work. do you mean Trump didn't PERSONALLY do scholarly work? sounds true. but he has advisors, thinkers, curi Open Discussion 2017/02/13
https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/19946 > One thing that came up was Trump voter fraud claims. George Stephanopoulos pushed super hard saying Miller didn't have evidence of voter fraud. It seems corre Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8444 > most effort has to go to fixing your broken shit instead of the avoiding coercion topic itself. #8445 > understanding avoiding coercion is more like 50 books worth of total content, not 1 essay. (all the stuff on the FI site adds up to li AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/12
#8465 >But being reliable is good, helps to do things with other people. I don't want to end up being so flaky/inconsistent I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. >Maybe I'm focusing too much on effect rather Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/12
> I can't make deals with people because no-one expects me to follow through. there is a simple solution to this in widespread use in the business world. penalty clauses. e.g. if you don't follow through on X then you owe the guy $100. sig curi Open Discussion 2017/02/12
(#8461 was me too, missed it that time) #8458 >> I don't want to get into something without seriously thinking I'll stick to it, I don't start stuff anticipating that I give up. So getting involved in a discussion means I'm committing myself to in SN Open Discussion 2017/02/12
typo fixes curi Open Discussion 2017/02/12
> I will point out when I'm joking/not being literal and I don't think it's obvious. it's not safe to think it's obvious sometimes. nothing is obvious. and jokes and metaphors are especially confusing. > (incidentally I think all good humour is curi Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8458 >>I now think learning to be good at stuff *in the context of it being stressful* is super destructive to progress in the long term, and also kinda fake. > Why do you think it's fake? I get how it's not ideal or good (sounds like a coercive SN Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8458 >>I've been trying out being more "relaxed" posting here (like, making jokes *at all*) to try some alternatives and see how they work out. In the least, I enjoy it more. >Is your relaxed and joking attitude serious? Does it bring urgency and Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/12
#8450 > no. it's just that particular text needed strong emphasis b/c of how i was using it to contrast my perspective with the perspective AnonITA presents. need to emphasize a big difference there for clarity/meaning reasons. Right, even my rei SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/12
>Is your relaxed and joking attitude serious? This isn't right. It's more like "your 'relaxed' attitude (which involves making some jokes)". That's different than a joking attitude. It was wrong to imply you said that. Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/11
#8440 >Since when I actually read it's rarely "dangerous" like I'd feared. But sometimes I can read *expecting* "danger" because of this and try to find it where it isn't. *What* specifically is in danger? Your physical safety? Your self-image? Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/11
> cliffnotes are for people, especially students, who don't really want to read books. the site isn't for people like me. I wasn't recommending the site to you. I was taking the site's help in remembering small insignificant characters from Fountai FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
>> btw it might also be worth changing the "Fallible Ideas" link to eg something like "Fallible Ideas essays" > which link? side bar, between "Archives" and "More" SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
cliffnotes are for people, especially students, who don't really want to read books. the site isn't for people like me. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/11
> if you want me to actually click the link and read their stuff and then write up a list of ways they're wrong, you'll have to pay me a lot of money. I don't want you/anyone to research it. I guessed someone already familiar with the site might ha FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
i gave you the answer. if you want me to actually click the link and read their stuff and then write up a list of ways they're wrong, you'll have to pay me a lot of money. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/11
>> Is the cliffnotes site reliable? > no How is it unreliable? FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
> Is the cliffnotes site reliable? no curi Open Discussion 2017/02/11
#8446 there's *one* caps phrase in a ton of text and that's what stands out to you? it's just caps for extra emphasis. like **bold**, same thing. it needs extra strong emphasis to highlight the contradiction of his claim about *part* vs my statement w curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
I've not read it and am not going to read it to check it's reliability. But if you have a particular character you're interested in, I'm happy to discuss :) SN Open Discussion 2017/02/11
Is the cliffnotes site reliable? I am using it while reading the book to know the characters better. https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/f/the-fountainhead/ FF Open Discussion 2017/02/11
I commented on Writing Fallible Ideas Emails, 14. I thought I'd post it here too. https://youtu.be/T8AvyHG_bOk?t=34m40s Thinking about this part: > many times you reply, but leave me wondering where you stand on the issues at stake. I think I' SN [Videos] How To Write Philosophy Emails 2017/02/11
At first I read most of #8443, #8444, #8445 as curi raging out at AnonITA. Because out the caps of rage and swearing and harshness and length. But I was just listening to one of curi's videos, and couldn't imagine curi raging out over this. So thou SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
i think AnonITA dramatically overestimates the completeness of the avoiding coercion FI essay. he doesn't understand that, like more or less all essays, it's a bunch of clues, not a direct transfer of solutions into your brain. it's dehydrated and you curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
part of the confusion and issue is this: it takes like X effort to learn the methods of rational problem solving, avoiding coercion, etc X is small, finite. let's say, 500. and AnonITA's questions are more or less: what if my starting point i curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
> I won't claim a philosophically serious knowledge about the method I linked to. Not the least because I don't know what would actually meet that standard. > > But I'm not unfamiliar with that method. I think I know enough to talk about it You o curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/11
lol FF [Excerpt] Personal Information Sex: What are y 2017/02/10
#8440 > Another part is time investment. I don't want to get into something without seriously thinking I'll stick to it, I don't start stuff anticipating that I give up. So getting involved in a discussion means I'm committing myself to invest an unk SN Open Discussion 2017/02/09
#8410 >>So I'm ninja about it. Trying to subvert them indirectly, spy on them, learn their weaknesses, sabotage them. I'm a rebel trying to survive the authoritarian meme regime in the only way that isn't suicide. >this is vague. clearly and concr SN Open Discussion 2017/02/09
> the stigma against "over analyzing" social events is an attack on people who have fewer social experiences. it's natural for them to analyze their few data points a lot (if they care about social stuff). whereas if someone is flooded with a ton of s SN Open Discussion 2017/02/09
> you have not learned the method and do not use it. Right. What I said was "I'm not unfamiliar with that method. I think I know enough to talk about it and to make a guess about why I'm not currently able to use it effectively in some areas of my AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/09
#8421 you have not learned the method and do not use it. so, no, your caveats are wrong. i also don't think you understand the meaning of the 3 sentences you quote there. i can't tell you solutions to your problem with needles, and various others, curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/09
Circling back to #8421 > How cheaply and quickly does this stuff work? Enough to not be coerced. Enough it's useable in your life. It seems like this needs a caveat: The method works cheaply and quickly enough not to be coerced unless one of the s AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/09
> you should discuss stuff you can deal with better to try to learn about the problem solving method, instead of the stuff you're most stuck and stupid about. I don't know how to apply this advice. At a high level, there's roughly: (1) problems AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
> anyway your emotions aren't a disagreement and aren't participating in the avoiding coercion method. they are not playing the role of a delegation at a mediation which has your best interests as a person at heart. they aren't willing to try to figur AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
you should discuss stuff you can deal with better to try to learn about the problem solving method, instead of the stuff you're most stuck and stupid about. don't try to do 2 things at once (learn about method, deal with needles which you're especiall Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
> wait, so first you deny it, then you give a reason you're doing it on purpose? I think "it" above out to relate to different parts my statements, whereas you're treating "it" as a single thing. My first statement ("Why do you think I'm not?") AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
> Why do you think I'm not? well you picked the needle example. > I expect the return on discussing the most problematic areas of life to be higher than the return on discussing less problematic areas of life. wait, so first you deny it, then Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
#8427 and #8428 I can't talk about everything at once. I don't think it makes sense to talk about both the avoiding coercion topic and the emotion topic at the same time. So ya, for purposes of the discussion I was taking the emotions as a given in o AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/08
@#8428 It's: Given I'm *irrational* about X -- that is, not using rational methods like the avoiding coercion method to think about it -- then the method doesn't work for me about X. It doesn't work when you don't use it. Whether you genuinely w Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/07
here's how #8427 reads to me: first of all, assume that I'm bad at introspection, thinking, and solving problems. ok now that we have that all set, the “avoiding coercion” method doesn’t seem to work for me. like in this example with the Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/07
> But there's a method for getting non-coercive solutions one can use in their life instead of only hypothetical solutions given more time/resources. I assume the method you're referring to is the one described at: http://fallibleideas.com/avoidin AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/07
Yvette Felarca of BANM planned violence, riots at Milo's Berkeley appearance Alisa Today's Left is Especially Bad 2017/02/07
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fornewintellectual/permalink/1867863803457512/ > I was listening to Yaron Brook over the weekend and he said that he thinks George W Bush was a much worse President than Obama. jeez i knew Yaron Brook was dumb but curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
> But the video is worth watching for Szasz's for Szasz's *comments* curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
Molyneux Szasz Interview curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
@#8417 it's sad how mundane and basic the problems people get stuck on for their whole lives are. they often can't even solve lots of stuff like this, let alone more interesting or difficult stuff. curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
> But it's kind of a chicken-and-egg problem yeah. and no general-case, straightforward solution to this is known. for any given situation, there's a way to make progress. but it depends on lots of details of your situation like what resources y curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
> i want to add an example to this to make it more clear. ... > ask questions to that side: all 4 questions given are generic. so this is a fake example, not a real example. a real example would discuss the example scenario. but you take t curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
here's someone being very mean to me on reddit comments (about Overwatch, not philosophy), totally unprompted and out of the blue, and then being totally dishonest that they had attacked me. https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/5s curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8417: >I don't like getting shots. But I need to get routine vaccinations like flu shots. If I had waited until I felt OK with getting shots I'd have not done it in prior years and risked getting the flu, tetanus, etc. Instead I just make myself g Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
Sure. I don't like getting shots. But I need to get routine vaccinations like flu shots. If I had waited until I felt OK with getting shots I'd have not done it in prior years and risked getting the flu, tetanus, etc. Instead I just make myself ge AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
#8414 >but rather than just claiming, “that’s irrational, don’t give in to those sneaky, evil, tough meme bastards!”, try to approach the conflict rationally. it's like on one side of the coin, you have (most) people indulging their emot Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
molyneux interview with szasz oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8410 >you need to *resolve* conflicts. not delegitimize one side by labeling it "static meme" and treating it as the enemy. >give that side a chance to "say it's piece". does it have any explanations? can it answer criticisms of those explanati Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8412 your ignorance of the Urban Dictionary website does not warrant a "wtf" response to people. you could also have found the answer with a Google search like: what is vidya you're being a dumb jerk here. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
#8399 > But you're right that I do time management with other stuff too, and normally do it a lot better than with discussion. I don't have any problem eg fitting in a few hours of vidya or anime around sleep and work. wtf is a "vidya"? Video Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/06
my bad on not linking the post which i was just quoting. it's #8401 Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
>So I'm ninja about it. Trying to subvert them indirectly, spy on them, learn their weaknesses, sabotage them. I'm a rebel trying to survive the authoritarian meme regime in the only way that isn't suicide. this is vague. clearly and concretely, wh Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
ok. here's the quote: >1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizations about that pain. so what he's really doing is trying to conform to his existing rationalizations Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
> i wanted to understand clearly why people create rationalizations for life pain, but not FI pain. already this is junk. you're assuming something false that wasn't in the quote. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/06
>It's not like all of my days are filled with intentional self-coercion. Far from it. But if I judge that something really needs to get done in some non-FI area of my life and I don't want to do it and I can't find another way to deal with it fairly q Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/06
#8398 >this post has nothing to say and is all faking. i want to understand this. do you have an explanation? maybe a good place to start is i'll share some of my thinking for the post. can you point out how my mind was faking? so anon wro Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/06
the stigma against "over analyzing" social events is an attack on people who have fewer social experiences. it's natural for them to analyze their few data points a lot (if they care about social stuff). whereas if someone is flooded with a ton of soc Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/06
> Partially I think it's some pressure I put on myself to respond, like I need to respond quickly or it's a problem. there are **zero** FI posters who consistently respond fast. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
thanks #8400 i had downloaded the video about mental illness video but i've now deleted it unwatched. even worse than i expected :( and i'm suspicious he's attacking Frozen instead of Lord of the Rings because children especially like it. it's t curi Open Discussion 2017/02/06
I didn't mean to anthropomorphise my memes there seriously. But I don't think it was obvious that I wasn't saying talking about seriously as other entities. >They really wanted me to get defensive If I was being serious, I'd have said "I really SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8395 >> here's my take: nobody's discovered a reliably pain-free way to go from an irrational mentality to a rational mentality. >1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway *cries* (jk) (but there's plenty of pain that I've spent too SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
molyneux on mental illness oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>> The problem is about managing my wants. I want to continue the discussion, but this goes against the want to sleep and work. I've been pretty bad at managing that conflict. >don't you run into the same problem with other stuff too? e.g. you like SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8397 this post has nothing to say and is all faking. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizations about that pain. so what he's really doing is trying to conform to his existing rationalizations. the following comme Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/05
Stefan Molyneux: There is No Such Thing as Mental Illness Alisa Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> here's my take: nobody's discovered a reliably pain-free way to go from an irrational mentality to a rational mentality. 1) his whole fucking life is already pain anyway. the only difference with FI stuff is he doesn't have a ton of rationalizat Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8385 yes scheduling time *after* writing something to ponder more, finish up some thoughts or at least take some notes so you can continue later, is a good idea. people over under-allocate time to stuff and skimping on before and after time is a comm curi Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> The problem is about managing my wants. I want to continue the discussion, but this goes against the want to sleep and work. I've been pretty bad at managing that conflict. don't you run into the same problem with other stuff too? e.g. you like a curi Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> it's impossible for him to succeed without asking lots of questions (at least in his own mind) and getting answers to those questions. he has to create knowledge of how to fly a plane and that involves asking questions. and if he's gonna be asking q Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
Yes, people are born without language and have to learn it. Yes, people are born tabula rasa is a good way to think about it. Yes, that's what Rand said. I'm not very familiar with ARI's denial of this but ARI is terrible on lots of things so I'm u curi Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
#8388 The FCC used to require a morse code test for any ham radio license with HF privileges. The first level ("Novice") test was at 5 wpm. By the time I was involved, those seeking to meet it almost never were interested in learning the code for its PAS Learning Overwatch 2017/02/05
#8356 I think I need to start by discussing whether to rule out options that involve intentional self-coercion. From a discussion I'm not involved in: http://curi.us/1950-open-discussion#c8387 > nobody's discovered a reliably pain-free way to go AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/05
Learning morse code Alisa Learning Overwatch 2017/02/05
#8343: >I'm very sure that OCD is very good for someone who knows how to engage in it effectively and doesn't (like me) have a bunch of terrible ideas that obstruct it. this is a bit like those people that say "capitalism's great for rich people Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8334: >Asking questions would probably help the wannabe pilot. But it's not impossible for him to succeed without doing that it's impossible for him to succeed without asking lots of questions (at least in his own mind) and getting answers to t Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
More meta One of the issues I have is time pressure. I want to sleep, I want to work, etc. This has come up for me a few times since I started discussing here this week. My first thought in response was a "I don't have time to do all this" sort SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8379: wtf? no. that doesn't follow at all. a fair number of people think you're a horrible failure if you don't get into and attend an Ivy League college and graduate summa cum laude. I think that's crap. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
Mrs Christine McNulty Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
#8333: >Imagine someone wants to fly a plane. >Does he jump in the cockpit right away and take off? No, he'll probably die (if he even gets it in the air at all). >Has he quit because he doesn't do that? No, he needs to work out how to do it Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> I want to explain how - and why. > > Will someone give me a platform? this is a platform. you're welcome to post here. curi Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
Mrs Christine McNulty Presupposing Intelligence in Epistemology 2017/02/05
#8378 when you consider basically everyone a horrible failure, wouldn't pretty much ANY criterion for declaring people a horrible failure seem accurate to you? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8333: >Ok, but a period not posting isn't a good measure that they are not engaging. it's roughly 100% effective as a measure based on what i've seen IRL. this applies even when people are engaging in discussion of FI ideas a bit in some non Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8370 > that showed some kinda error in judgement about what you expected other people to find non-notable and instantly agree with. I wouldn't say I *expect* agreement on the other things I don't go into. Rather, I expect disagreement on the SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
great point. more to lose = more to lose IF YOU DON'T MAKE PROGRESS. you automatically lose if you don't make progress because problems are inevitable so you always need rapid progress or you're fucked. so if you have a lot to lose, that's incen Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/05
quote from #8314: >Rand's life, Trump's life, Hitler's life, my life, and a crack whore's life are (or were) all problematic. True, but misses the point. Some people have a lot more to lose than others. They have a lot more to lose because they've Mysterious person Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/05
the post is from 2003. here: http://fallibleideas.com/essays/taking-children-seriously Anonymous [Excerpt] Parenting TCS is the true parenting 2017/02/05
the TCS link is dead Anonymous [Excerpt] Parenting TCS is the true parenting 2017/02/05
> The relevant part from #8343 that passage was already discussed above. the reason for writing that was already talked about above. you are not expressing any criticism of that reasoning. you're re-expressing an initial position (you already wrote Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
when you make an argument which assumes premises in passing, instead of clearing laying them out as potentially controversial or worthy of any explanation/argument, it suggests you expect those premises to be accepted. when you act like something i Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8368 was me. Forgot to sign. SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8365 >>> Your posting style is one of the problems. >> >> This was addressed to anon in #8339. > > what about the posting style? From #8339 > some things you haven't said are any actual problems with criticism (or public discussion or wha Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
> I think the idea of assuming someone is very conventional and criticising them for conventional mistakes until convinced otherwise (rather than pointing out mistakes when they happen) is very problematic. I think it's better to focus on the mistakes Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8361 > #8354 this comment is boring due to lack of examples. it accuses some unspecified authors of making some mistakes with zero quotes of any text SN alleges makes the mistake. I didn't think it was controversial to say (in #8354): > An appr SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>> Your posting style is one of the problems. > This was addressed to anon in #8339. what about the posting style? curi Open Discussion 2017/02/05
>> > 1) you should not make assumptions about who wrote this or that it's the same anonymous as any other anonymous comment. >> I didn't. > stop writing "you" a lot then. it sounds like you're making assumptions about who is who. and it's often SN Open Discussion 2017/02/05
#8357 > The method (read Rand, try to understand it yourself) basically doesn't work. Engaging with other people who've read Rand helps dramatically. >Why? Because errors come up as you read -- e.g. misunderstandings -- and you're trying to deal wi SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> If you've got better phrasing other than talking my ideas as "them", what is it? you could talk in terms of reform, self-improvement, learning better ideas and problem solving. curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
#8354 this comment is boring due to lack of examples. it accuses some unspecified authors of making some mistakes with zero quotes of any text SN alleges makes the mistake. this reminds me of all the times people say i write mean/bad/whatever stuff curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> > > So why am I making progress anyway? > > you've provided no evidence of this. you believe it but why do you expect anyone else here to believe it? that you expect us to believe it shows you have a perspective mistake. > I don't expect you t curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> > 1) you should not make assumptions about who wrote this or that it's the same anonymous as any other anonymous comment. > I didn't. stop writing "you" a lot then. it sounds like you're making assumptions about who is who. and it's often uncl curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> I referenced a specific page, how's that not a real reference to anything? I guess I coulda been more useful and linked to the first of my comments tho. i just took a look at the page and was unable to figure out what text there you were referrin curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> I've read a ton of Rand. Millions of people have read a bunch of Rand on their own without big results. Many of them benefitted a little and I don't want to say it was a bad activity or anything. But almost none of them became decent philosophers curi Open Discussion 2017/02/04
there are many options for proceeding and you know lots of them. one option is to read and discuss philosophy books. if you don't like it and some others, there's always the option of discussing options. you could post some options you're aware curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/04
>> Which is not at all "basically nothing to do with OCD". > you are ignorant of some ideas on this topic. Like what? >> That's why I'm interested in beating them, to the point where I can engage in FI posting without suffering. > you're SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
Another meta-issue. An approach I've seen here, and also seen on FI in the past, is assuming that someone is conventional and wanting to be convinced to treat them as anything but. Ie here as far as I can tell, a poster has an idea of what conve SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
Gonna break from the above crits for something meta. I'm struggling to process the number of anon posts. I suspect there are multiple anons and that's confusing me because I'm trying to connect them for context. I don't think it's impossible to do SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
#8325 > actively seek to be/become more of a thinker. Suppose I agree this would be a good thing. What concrete steps would I take? AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/04
#8346 > > So why am I making progress anyway? > you've provided no evidence of this. you believe it but why do you expect anyone else here to believe it? that you expect us to believe it shows you have a perspective mistake. I don't expect yo SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
#8344 > if the goal is to be able to interact with FI without suffering, seems like you should have come back more regularly to get feedback on how your new approach is working. e.g. even feedback in the form of “ok. i still feel bad. this still is SN Open Discussion 2017/02/04
> Being accused of lying. > > This hangup fucked me up very badly when Elliot first called me a liar (about 20 months ago iirc). did you express this problem to FI and ask for help with a solution? did you post something like, "I feel bad about b Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> Or are you saying my rate of progress is so low that I'm not improving fast enough to keep up with reality? > > Or that you don't think I've improved at all? you sure feel judged. > My bad ideas that are fighting me and torturing me and maki Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> what are other huge contributors to error correction, learning, progress? thinking. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> So why am I making progress anyway? you've provided no evidence of this. you believe it but why do you expect anyone else here to believe it? that you expect us to believe it shows you have a perspective mistake. you have some things you think Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
>open critical discussion (OCD) is a huge contributor to error correction, without which one is fucked. is it the KEY contributor to error correction? number one? what are other huge contributors to error correction, learning, progress? Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/03
>FI posting resulted in me suffering. I want to resume posting, but I don't want to suffer. The only solution I know is to find ways of fixing the problems that result in me suffering through other channels besides FI. i can understand wanting to a Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> open critical discussion (OCD) is a huge contributor to error correction, without which one is fucked. So why am I making progress anyway? Or are you saying my rate of progress is so low that I'm not improving fast enough to keep up with real SN Open Discussion 2017/02/03
open critical discussion (OCD) is a huge contributor to error correction, without which one is fucked. people's problems are basically nothing to do with OCD and leaving OCD doesn't help anything. people's problems are *revealed by* OCD, not caused Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> you're just paying biased, selective attention to suffering that you (probably misleadingly and unreasonably) attribute to FI. Why did you say "misleadingly and unreasonably"? The cause of the suffering would be his own ideas. Maybe I missed Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/03
>talking with a few friends in private, or figuring everything out yourself, are very low success rate methods. It's not figuring everything out yourself. But what if it's just figuring out how to engage with FI without suffering? Also, why Kate Open Discussion 2017/02/03
> I disagree that you can't error-correct without FI, which you seem to imply? (I never said without help though) there is no realistic method that avoids public discussion. talking with a few friends in private, or figuring everything out yours Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/03
I wrote that a bit too quickly and carelessly and was unclear. > Or I guess this could be true... I meant "I guess this could be true *of what you think*" SN Open Discussion 2017/02/02
Or I guess this could be true... 4. Trying to do FI in a way that doesn't result in suffering counts as quitting FI. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/02
> if they aren't posting then where's the error correction? figure everything out themselves without help? no no no. just leads to them doing some of the millions of common errors and not being told about it. I agree that if you can do the critica SN Open Discussion 2017/02/02
> FI isn't the only possible source of correct solutions. error correction is the only way to get correct solutions with any kind of reliability. it's a total crapshoot otherwise. error correction is the defining feature of public critical discu Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/02
(Asking questions would probably help the wannabe pilot. But it's not impossible for him to succeed without doing that.) SN Open Discussion 2017/02/02
> when someone doesn't know much about FI and leaves for years they have no way of knowing what paths do or don't lead back to FI (and most don't), so they can't have a reasonable expectation they'll ever come back. They could have a good idea wha SN Open Discussion 2017/02/02
when someone doesn't know much about FI and leaves for years they have no way of knowing what paths do or don't lead back to FI (and most don't), so they can't have a reasonable expectation they'll ever come back. when one stops engaging with FI id Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/02
> do you think a 10 year break also isn't quitting? where do you draw a line? I don't draw one in terms of time between posts. Why do you? Seems like a poor standard of quitting. Different people have different problems. It takes them differ SN Open Discussion 2017/02/02
> I don't think "stop posting for a year" = quit. do you think a 10 year break also isn't quitting? where do you draw a line? Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/02/02
>> You think the social in your life that you need to maintain your financial position is an acceptable cost. You don't think the consequences cost you more than the profit you make. >i don't think that's an accurate statement about AnonITA. I thin SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/01
> you don't have to say a lot about leaving and returning I want to. There's a lot of stuff I've changed. I expect I've made mistakes and could improve on what I changed and how I did it. I have quite a bit of stuff I've written about the last y SN Open Discussion 2017/02/01
> Why is smalltalk majorly bad? i don't know a short answer to this that would work for a typical person in our culture. Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/01
>he also knows smalltalk is bad, i bet, but only mildly -- i'd guess he sees that as minor (e.g. it's kinda boring). Why is smalltalk majorly bad? Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/01
> Do you have any suggestions for how to proceed from here? actively seek to be/become more of a thinker. curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/01
> That (social) problem doesn't bother me much on its own you know little about social. basically what's at stake here is a life devoted to static memes (as much of your life is), or not. curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/02/01
> What is the difference between "life-ruining" social and not-life-ruining social? the only way to understand this is to learn about what's bad about social. you need a conceptual understanding. then you can evaluate which stuff is awful and which curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
> - Doesn't require producing things for solely or mostly social reasons, like pretty reports or proposals or other busywork. "Just the facts" kind of reports on objectively valuable data are the only kind ever required. whether this sucks to do de curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
> In that context, I think "doesn't require being social" to a high standard includes meeting all of: > - Doesn't require physical presence or "visibility" (video or pictures) beyond the actual, objective requirements of the job if any. You shou curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
> I am trying to think about "doesn't require being social" to a high standard, which I assume you were too. I don't consider a UPS driver job to be social to the standard of it fucks up your life. I think you can be pretty damn non-social, succes curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
you don't have to say a lot about leaving and returning, but you should say something. people often avoid the issue. Russ just left for a month. hasn't said a word about it. lame. Rami has a history of lengthy absences followed by trying to avoid disc Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/01/31
> You think the social in your life that you need to maintain your financial position is an acceptable cost. You don't think the consequences cost you more than the profit you make. i don't think that's an accurate statement about AnonITA. I think curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
>> You're giving up? > No. I said in #8307: >> I think the discussion is going in circles and I'm not sure how to resolve that. >I still don't think I've resolved it, so I'm trying other approaches. The circle I see is: You say you have Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/31
I want to start posting on FI again. I've been posting here as a kind of warm-up to it. My hangups are less in action here than with FI, posting here is a step I'm comfortable with. It's been a long time since I was last significantly active on SN Open Discussion 2017/01/31
there are distinctions between lives that are important here. calling some "good" and others "bad" does not explain these distinctions or categorize anything usefully in this discussion. your life is unlike Rand's or Roark's. yours is worse. callin curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/30
> it doesn't make sense to call one's life as a whole good or bad. I agree in some contexts and disagree in other contexts. In the context of this discussion I disagree. I agree that all lives are problematic. I agree that we're at the beginni AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/30
> You're giving up? No. I said in #8307: > I think the discussion is going in circles and I'm not sure how to resolve that. I still don't think I've resolved it, so I'm trying other approaches. AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/30
it doesn't make sense to call one's life as a whole good or bad. it's at the *beginning of infinity*. it's infinitely problematic. that doesn't mean bad. both "good" and "bad" are misleading characterizations. it's *problematic* (aka open to improveme curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/29
>> how can it be good when you haven't learned much good philosophy and you still have lots of conventional ideas? >I think this would take a very long discussion to cover thoroughly. So what? You're giving up? > I'm not interested in con SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/29
>> I also judge my current life to be good > how can it be good when you haven't learned much good philosophy and you still have lots of conventional ideas? I think this would take a very long discussion to cover thoroughly. One short comment: AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/29
http://curi.us/1945-scheduling-and-thinking#c8190 AnonITA wrote: > I think being more intellectual than normal is a component of the particular image that I want to have with the groups that I care about. For example, I can say things that peopl Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
> I also judge my current life to be good how can it be good when you haven't learned much good philosophy and you still have lots of conventional ideas? it doesn't make sense that this fact scenario leads to a "good life" by objective standards Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
> start be recognizing *problems* with this "ongoing good life". then start doing *problem solving*. all life is problem solving. and problems are soluble. > by phrasing the life as "good" rather than *problematic*, you are obscuring the mechanism of AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
> Can you think of anything concrete and valuable Roark got to get/do that Keating didn't? Work in a rock quarry? In case you think so, I'm not being facetious. It's actually relevant to one of my concerns. Which is, needing to do a job that's m AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
> we were talking about celebs whose life is social. I thought we'd left the celeb scenario. curi asked: > why do you want to discuss this example instead of just using a regular non-rich person who has neither large assets nor large debts and AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
we were talking about celebs whose life is social. there are tons of jobs which don't involve life-ruining social. Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
Non-social jobs AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
>> pros: get their soul/self back >I'm having trouble tying this back to reality. >Can you give an example of something concrete and valuable that someone who got "their soul/self back" would be able to get/do, that someone who was still being s Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/27
soul oh my god it's turpentine Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
#8295 >Can you give an example of something concrete and valuable that someone who got "their soul/self back" would be able to get/do, that someone who was still being social wouldn't? Say you have a great new idea for how to do something. But it SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
>> Now considering the fact that no reputable psychologist believes that emotions are solely the product of our ideas, you would think that Rand would have been eager to back her theory with empirical data. >Another appeal to authority. GN asserts SN Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2017/01/26
> Can you give an example of something concrete and valuable that someone who got "their soul/self back" would be able to get/do, that someone who was still being social wouldn't? Can you think of anything concrete and valuable Roark got to get/do Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
> Lots of people totally do...especially if they have a family to support. Maybe they shouldn't. But if that's true, I don't understand why they shouldn't. yeah people do, but shouldn't. among other things, there are a million other jobs paying curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
> why do you want to discuss this example instead of just using a regular non-rich person who has neither large assets nor large debts and isn't obligated by any major business contracts? I think my situation falls somewhere between a rich person a AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
> pros: get their soul/self back I'm having trouble tying this back to reality. Can you give an example of something concrete and valuable that someone who got "their soul/self back" would be able to get/do, that someone who was still being soc AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
why do you want to discuss this example instead of just using a regular non-rich person who has neither large assets nor large debts and isn't obligated by any major business contracts? you want to hear that e.g. maybe someone who makes 50 million curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
> i don't think it's reasonable to choose the example, do zero research, and contradict the common view of the matter because of some general knowledge that some celebs ain't super financially well off. OK Fair. I didn't do any research. I read AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/26
Falsifiability: why you rule things out, not in Alisa Open Discussion 2017/01/26
You're MSNBC is showing L Ron Hobnob Open Discussion 2017/01/25
> Hope u all die lol why are you here? curi Open Discussion 2017/01/25
OH the IRONY L Ron Hobnob Open Discussion 2017/01/25
i googled before posting and it said she has net worth of $150 million. that means massive assets in excess of debts. i relied on this information for my post. did you make no attempt to look this up, or are you disputing this without saying anything curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
OK good, I think we disagree. I don't think she's an easy case. I don't know a bunch about her either. I definitely don't know enough to assume: > she can make a transition without worrying about making any money during the transition. I don AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
ok. btw high public offices really are a sacrifice in some significant ways. > Still keeping with the makeup and pleasing conventional guys example of social stuff how about Kim Kardishian? (i know almost nothing about her) she should change curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
> I don't know why you picked this example. It seems really exceptional. So it doesn't compare well to most people's situations. Yes, it was the most exceptional example I could think of. Worldwide there's maybe 100 people in her type of position ( AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
I don't know why you picked this example. It seems really exceptional. So it doesn't compare well to most people's situations. Melania Trump has made major commitments involving, among other things, dressing well and having a certain appearance. Sh curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
Makeup and pleasing conventional guys is a useful example. I want to ask a question to calibrate how much disagreement I have about social stuff with FI. Thinking of the makeup and pleasing conventional guys example of social stuff, and regardi AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/23
>Why would someone who already has social skills want to undertake a serious project of stopping being social? I think if you get down into the details enough the question almost answers itself. E.g. Why would a woman who already has skill at m Extremely Mysterious Person Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/22
Excerpt from "How to say nothing in 500 words" Alisa Open Discussion 2017/01/22
Why RethinkDB Failed Alisa Open Discussion 2017/01/22
social junk oh my god it's turpentine Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/22
clips of me playing Tracer in Overwatch today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljYIt1iWlHs curi Open Discussion 2017/01/22
pros: get their soul/self back cons: harder to suck up to a bad boss to keep a shitty job, harder to marry or stay married to a bad person Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> applying significant social skills in this example, and broadly in general, is a bad idea *if* you have a serious project of stopping being social. Why would someone who already has social skills want to undertake a serious project of stopping be AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> So would it make sense to say that applying social skills you already have in the ice cream shop example is generally a bad policy? applying significant social skills in this example, and broadly in general, is a bad idea *if* you have a serious curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
So would it make sense to say that applying social skills you already have in the ice cream shop example is generally a bad policy? If so, is the main reason it is generally a bad policy that: Such a policy is commonly part of a much larger set of AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
"addiction" and "habit" are both negative words used to refer to things people do a lot of. a non-negative word i use for substantially automated decisions is *policy*. i have pre-existing policies for how to handle a variety of situations which i curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> the "habit" concept has similarities to the "addiction" concept which maybe you've seen me say stuff about already. OK, I may need to revisit my thoughts on habits in general. Addiction has a chemical or at least non-idea-based component to the c AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> Did you not mention what they would do with a ratio tilted heavily in favor of benefits from using social skill because you think that's super rare? Or some other reason? in the big picture, social is very expensive and the ice cream example is m curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> Is the conventional idea of a "bad habit" a good way to think about playing social games like in the example of the ice cream shop? i don't think so. > Or are there significant flaws with the "bad habit" idea? yes. the "habit" concept has s curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> a person better at promoting their self wouldn't spend a 999999 resources on secondhanded social for 50 selfish benefit. > and they wouldn't be interested in trying to get 4 benefit for 3 cost at risk of their soul if they miscalculate. Did you AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
Is the conventional idea of a "bad habit" a good way to think about playing social games like in the example of the ice cream shop? Or are there significant flaws with the "bad habit" idea? Or is the "bad habit" idea fine but doesn't fit this particul AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/21
> OK, but I'm not considering whether to learn any more social stuff here, just whether to use what I already know. Even if it was a bad package deal to learn it in the first place, that seems like a different matter from whether it's a good idea to u curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/20
> the social skills for the ice cream example are part of a package deal where people learn social stuff more generally. they aren't chosen individually. OK, but I'm not considering whether to learn any more social stuff here, just whether to use w AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/20
sharing wisdom on reddit lol https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/5p4vbp/experts_are_very_good_at_finding_imbalances_but/dcoutf8/ curi Open Discussion 2017/01/20
the social skills for the ice cream example are part of a package deal where people learn social stuff more generally. they aren't chosen individually. the overall downside is spending most of your attention on secondhandedness, social games, etc, curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/20
> if you've already learned that stuff you should stop using it, even at the price of waiting more occasionally, because it'd be destroying you and has far more downside than upside. How and why would it be destroying me? If I've already learne AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/20
> > the ordering system at bars you describe is awful and should downgrade one's opinion of bars substantially. > I agree. I worded my preference for lines vs attention games as hypothetical, but it is also my actual preference. > But I don't th curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
> the ordering system at bars you describe is awful and should downgrade one's opinion of bars substantially. I agree. I worded my preference for lines vs attention games as hypothetical, but it is also my actual preference. But I don't think th AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
> So the question I'm getting at: Is it second-handed to assess what the other people in a situation think and want, and then conform my behavior to those other people's expectations in order to minimize my combination of wait time + hassle? I don't t curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
The reason I asked is because of thinking about another statement from #8226: > if there isn't a personal benefit, if it's just compliance for their benefit and not my own, then that'd be second-handed (caring what they think and want, not what I t AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
> Is that right? i agree, but i don't know why you're saying this. curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
My point is to question a theory. Another way to ask: I think the morality of waiting in checkout lines arises from the culture of the other people, not from the situation itself of having more customers wanting to check out than available checkers AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/19
i don't think i get your point. Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/18
> i wait in line at stores instead of trying to go ahead of people to save time. this is in my interest. it's not about their esteem. trying to cut in line is more hassle than it's worth. i'm better off getting along with people regarding store lines. AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/18
I would like to see Elliot raise a superhuman kid before I have sex and make a baby. Anonymous The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
so your idea is instead of parenting 1 kid, parenting 20 kids all at once, and do such an amazing job it makes up for the 5 years (or however old they are when they arrive) of much-worse-than-typical abuse they've already suffered? Anonymous The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
using parenting to try and turn kids into a particular person is contrary to TCS Mysterious Person The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
You can practice TCS on orphans and turn them into Howard Roarks Anonymous The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
Right. Not meant to be secret. I think I was being evasive at first by not picking something more obvious. I wanted plausible deniability in case I was recognised but found it to be a problem and wanted to bail. I've done some anon posts too. Bu SN Open Discussion 2017/01/15
oh i think i just realized what SN stands for. real initials not meant to be a secret? not even AI researchers have a clue about people, robots, etc... and the EU is statist, wouldn't expect much respect for rights there. curi Open Discussion 2017/01/15
> Why don't you run an orphanage and practice tcs on them? wtf? Anonymous The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
EU utterly confused on what people are, what robots are and what rights are: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38583360 I haven't read the EU report closely, but it looks like garbage. (it's linked in the article) They want to make robots SN Open Discussion 2017/01/15
Why don't you run an orphanage and practice tcs on them? Anonymous The Myth of Teaching 2017/01/15
#8238 > the world isn't some friendly community of people who want to correct their mistakes. it's important to be more independent and less concerned about others. they generally aren't important. finding out about the ways each one is bad and misju SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
#8235 >I suspect you're lying to yourself about thinking STEM is worthwhile. Oops. Bad mistake. I mean SENS. SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> One comment is that I seem much more motivated to read specific essays or sections related to a current question or problem than I am to read whole books. so find specific interests, then look up related essays/chapters/etc by good authors, and curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
there are already plenty of examples of conventionally successful atheists without adding your name to the list. if anyone was going to change their mind about God because of this particular counter-example, they'd already have done it. unless they ar Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> I think my problem is primarily emotional. Intellectually I know that ex: pursuing a SENS lead with a high risk of failure can be a good value to pursue. But I'd feel bad about it because of what other people would think if it failed. and if they Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> I think I care if even some people who I judge as bat at success think I'm successful. One reason is about winning other arguments I've had with them. For example, I think I'm acting as if my success can prove that God does not curse unbelievers. Or Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> I think I care if even some people who don't know me well think I'm successful. One reason is because of how I think it will affect their behavior towards me. For example, what opportunities they'll let me know about. > > There could be other reas Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
#8230 the world isn't some friendly community of people who want to correct their mistakes. it's important to be more independent and less concerned about others. they generally aren't important. finding out about the ways each one is bad and misjudge Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
#8233 you should try to understand what i said. you haven't engaged with my explanation about a connection between altruism and second-handedness. curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
(OP) > If I worked a 9-5 job, I would go to sleep by 8pm so I could wake up by 4am and do philosophy in the morning before work. I've been trying this. Cool idea, it works. I normally get a few hours of good focused thinking before I head to wo SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
#8232 (AnonITA responding to me) > I judge all of the people to be a mixture of good and bad. Regarding the specific context of success I'm analyzing here, I judge some of them as successful (explicitly: good at success - value producers) and others SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
>So: I avoid situations where visible failure is a significant risk. this is one way you are living second-handed. you are letting them direct your life in some ways. you are letting them contaminate you and have a big impact on which types of situ Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> so basically you asked an impersonal question and i answered it and then you're, without any discussion (or, I suspect, understanding) of my answer, trying to apply it personally and acting like it was intended to address your personal problems and AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> If you're a good person and they're good people, they will like you if they know you well. Some of the people know me well; some don't. I think I care if even some people who don't know me well think I'm successful. One reason is because of h AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> But you need to be careful not to rose-tint your world and just assume (3) is good. I mean "assume (3) is right." SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> If that assumption is not true, I'd also want to know. If there's a way I could care that certain people see me as successful that's NOT second-handed, then I'd want to investigate whether I actually care for second-handed or first-handed reasons. SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/14
> Even though it's still second-handed, could I want the esteem of others for a reason other than altruism? i addressed this question that uses second-handed as a premise and then asks if maybe not altruism. my replies then use second-handed as a p Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/13
I just realized something might not be clear I'm assuming in the above: I think that caring that certain people see me as a successful person is *definitionally* second-handed. If that assumption is not true, I'd also want to know. If there's a AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/13
> if you want their esteem for second handed reasons, then it's not about your own benefit. so, altruism. and > if there isn't a personal benefit, if it's just compliance for their benefit and not my own, then that'd be second-handed (caring wh AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/13
> Even though it's still second-handed, could I want the esteem of others for a reason other than altruism? Like in my own case: Could I want others to see me as successful because I want things from them that further my own values? Or is the only rea curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/13
Thanks for the essay suggestions. I read them. One comment is that I seem much more motivated to read specific essays or sections related to a current question or problem than I am to read whole books. I think you already knew that, but it is o AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/13
oops.. got posted twice.. I was not trying to spam.. I changed the "a" to "an" one sec later. But it still got posted. FF Open Discussion 2017/01/12
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Found a extremely cheap VPN!! $1.66/month I wanted to find something cheaper than PIA.. Does anyone have any criticism against ivacy? Has anyone tried it? https://www.ivacy.com/buy-vpn/ Anonymous browsing 256-bit encryption for ultimate pr FF Open Discussion 2017/01/12
#8219 http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/second-handers.html Since I think you don't want to read a whole book, try her essays “The Nature of the Second-Hander” and “The Soul of an Individualist”! In general the lexicon is great to fi curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
> Is there anything fairly specific in Rand (or elsewhere) I could read about what's wrong with being a second hander or where to look for firsthanded motivation? I'd say The Fountainhead is best. It describes well the impact of a life lived throu SN Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
Returning to one of the main issues as I see it: > i think you can work on stuff in parallel and there will be connections. e.g. some idea about what's wrong with being a second hander will help give you an idea of where to look for firsthanded mot AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
> i think it would have been clear if you said "True." and then you quoted something else and then wrote the rest as a second topic. OK. AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
So I misunderstood that this occasion was getting special emphasis, over other similar occasions where you didn't say anything extra? SN Screencast of my Objectivism Discussion Thinking and Writing Process 2017/01/12
i'm writing questions/comments there which they could potentially have already addressed later in their email below, in which case i'd want to go back and edit what i say. when i explain verbally and say it's possible to "do this" at the bottom of curi Screencast of my Objectivism Discussion Thinking and Writing Process 2017/01/12
> I intended to convey that with just my first word, "True", but evidently didn't. Or maybe you think I'm breezing by it too fast, treating it as a minor correction when you think it's major and deserves more discussion? you wrote "True, but" which curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
From: https://youtu.be/geLHuY-QJM0?list=PLKx6lO5RmaesaCfm2dXGUfbycDYEXJoU9 At 41.35: "Before I can send something like this I have to read the rest of the email" You're paying particular attention to being thorough in checking the email about SN Screencast of my Objectivism Discussion Thinking and Writing Process 2017/01/12
Yes, I agree that earning more income, managing finances, doing my job, etc. will not happen automatically. I intended to convey that with just my first word, "True", but evidently didn't. Or maybe you think I'm breezing by it too fast, treating it AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/12
> True, but I don't think I conveyed the nature of my situation correctly. There's lots of aspects but the easiest to describe is financial. no that's not it. you misunderstood me. you wrote: > I think another key consideration is I expect thing curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/11
> life isn't automatic and there are lots of ways you could fuck up the next few years True, but I don't think I conveyed the nature of my situation correctly. There's lots of aspects but the easiest to describe is financial. Over the next 10 ye AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/11
most people get stuck trying to make some bit of finite progress (e.g. understand Popper). this indicates their inability to make unbounded progress! (without way more resources). lots of people don't want to. that's also a problem they have that g curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/11
OK, I think I'm in broad agreement about the current state of reality. Regardless of what I might be able to do with infinite time, I don't have infinite time. So the important question in reality is: how much progress can I make in the time I expect AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/11
long story short, i think people who are able to make progress do. DD is stuck because he can't deal with some problems. it's not that he doesn't want to. *he doesn't know how*. people quit trying to learn Popper/Rand/FI/etc b/c they don't know curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/09
@quitting FI, I have been thinking in terms of giving up and quitting on progress being different than not being able to make progress. Like for example, I think DD could make progress if he wanted to, he has just currently quit/given up on FI. He did AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/09
doubts curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/09
Trello is for processes that you're not sure yet about the right way to manage. Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/09
> AnonITA expressed doubts about his ability to make progress. That wasn't my intent. Can you quote what I said that you think indicated such doubts? I'm actually confident about my ability to make progress. As I said in #8150: > I think there AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/09
@#8197 you can't short link to other threads. i don't think i should add that feature cuz i think ppl seeing a short comment link would expect it refers to a prior comment from this discussion, so it'd be misleading (even though i'm using global comme curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/09
#8201 or use higher level programming constructs like map instead of manual, numerical array indexes? curi Open Discussion 2017/01/09
Indices point between elements Alisa Open Discussion 2017/01/08
life is a RACE against problems curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
gradualism Alisa Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
From: http://fallibleideas.com/lulie/procrastination > People procrastinate because they are pessimistic about problem solving. They don't think there are any solutions, any ways forward, that won't hurt. If they knew a way to proceed that would in Anon69 Open Discussion 2017/01/08
Just realized the comment reference above didn't work. Full link to the original desert crossing metaphor is: http://curi.us/1896-fallible-ideas-unstructured-discussion#c8170 AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
I think we agree on much of the **big picture**, but one thing stands out to me as a possible misunderstanding or disagreement. The metaphor of crossing a desert mentioned in #8170 seems appropriate in some ways to the way I think. I know some of t AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
>> I don't mind indirection as long as I can make progress with it. > you mean as long as you can make progress on it within 3 days? this statement seems incompatible with your prior statement about giving up. I wouldn't put a time on it, but sa SN Indirection 2017/01/08
#8166 > eeeee senpai said it was a good idea ^.^ > (brought to you from watching tons of anime lately, and still trying to work out how to think about someone who I respect) I want to add to this, since it could mean some bad stuff on the face Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/08
boldly, forward curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
> do you have a system of rationalizations to feel OK about this non-truth-oriented approach? or you hadn't thought about it a lot before? I hadn't thought about it a lot before; especially hadn't thought about it applying to me. Thinking explic AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/08
> There are 3 groups of people I think I care about seeing me as a successful person those all sound like groups that routinely have *false* opinions. there's something i've never understood about putting popularity before truth. i think it's wh curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/07
> *whose* opinions do you *respect*, who thinks this way? or are you non-specifically trying to impress no one in particular that you don't respect the judgement of? I think it's fairly specific. There are 3 groups of people I think I care about se AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/07
> How much I'm currently motivated by things other than to be seen as a successful person is not clear to me. I can't put my finger on any right now. I kinda suspect there's very little. idk about "very little". then why would you participate at FI curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/07
> And I think a good portion (though perhaps not all) of the reason I'd feel like a failure despite intellectual arguments to the contrary is social. I think that other people would see the result as a failure rather than something worthy of being pro curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/07
I've been thinking some more about this. Why don't I know if I want to fix this particular secondhanded idea about wanting to be seen as successful? Liking and wanting the image of a successful person plays a role in the best explanation for som AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/07
anger is very bad Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/01/07
> that's a pain point you could want to fix. Yes, I could want to fix it. In some sense just spelling it out plainly and honestly is helpful. It's one thing to vaguely know I've got secondhanded ideas. It's another to clearly identify one and b AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/06
so rather than figuring out how to work on the problem of dying, work on the problem of learning on how to live? iow, learn how not to be a secondhander. that's a pain point you could want to fix. Kate Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/06
> but basically you're wrong. I agree - intellectually. But the issue was about how I would feel. It was: > i'm guessing if 100 people worked on 100 leads, and you were one of them, and 5 of the leads bore major fruit, and you did one of the fruit AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/06
yeah i meant it's organized as one big project, on purpose. not just 100 smaller independent projects happen to accomplish this. but basically you're wrong. if reasonable ppl including advocates of Y think that X and Y are two roughly equally good curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/05
> i'm guessing if 100 people worked on 100 leads, and you were one of them, and 5 of the leads bore major fruit, and you did one of the fruitless leads ... you'd still feel proud and accomplished as part of the overall project. Interesting hypothet AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/05
where exactly is Nic Babb's effort to get nearer to the truth? Anonymous pasting from aim is easy :-) 2017/01/05
there's degrees of difficulty. maybe most people work on 20-100 difficulty stuff and you work on 250. but preventing aging deaths with SENS is like 50k difficulty. it's so hard and important that 1% is a big deal. it's more than 100x harder and the im curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/05
"make a difference" in my way of thinking (perhaps incorrect) implicitly includes "good chance". I don't think of a small chance to make a difference as "making a difference". > working on very hard problems doesn't allow the luxury of low varian AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/05
people are so mean and angry. in Overwatch someone started yelling at me (in voice chat) for not playing as well as he wanted. (i don't think his judgement of my play or his was accurate at all, but never mind.) this is distracting. it's not going curi Open Discussion 2017/01/05
How do you distinguish a good scientific hypothesis from a crack-pot theory? Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/05
#8174 right. philosophy is similar. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/05
Philip Gibbs on the lack of a foundation of mathematics Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/05
Calculate the square root with arithmetic and harmonic means Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/05
vixra.org Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/05
Philip E. Gibbs on "crackpots who were right" Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
“crackpots” who were right 16: Barbara McClintock Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
Philip E. Gibbs on "crackpots who were right" Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
Philip E. Gibbs on "crackpots who were right" Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
hai Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
eeeee senpai said it was a good idea ^.^ (brought to you from watching tons of anime lately, and still trying to work out how to think about someone who I respect) Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/04
>> It was weird to read something like this by you. > NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME. ahem. Heh. I think I'd like to. > i'm not mad. i'm very calm. check out my youtube videos where i write emails. let me know if you find a single time you think i'm SN [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/04
> > > And I doubt my ability to get good enough, fast enough, to make a difference. > > you could aim for at least a 1 in 100 chance to significantly help with one important sub-problem of SENS > This is not at all what I'd call a "good chance" curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/04
> do you agree it's true for some meaning of those words? if they refer to larger quantities than ur standard terminology. Tentatively yes, depending on what "good chance" means. > you could aim for at least a 1 in 100 chance to significantly h AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/04
> does that mean you should refrain from talking about the deep ideas, and instead do more smalltalk stuff first? no Anonymous [Excerpt] Every time we tell someone personal detai... 2017/01/03
> I don't mind indirection as long as I can make progress with it. you mean as long as you can make progress on it within 3 days? this statement seems incompatible with your prior statement about giving up. finding out something is wrong has var curi Indirection 2017/01/03
> I don't believe this. Maybe because my standards for interested, energetic, motivated and stuff are too low. do you agree it's true for some meaning of those words? if they refer to larger quantities than ur standard terminology. > And I doubt curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
> I actually do think of choosing a less valuable activity as destroying value though. but then virtually everything that anyone ever does is destroying value. e.g. everything i've ever written destroyed value because i didn't write something be curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
> @dying you would have a good chance to do something relevant, with a chance to help, if you focused on it (and wanted to and were interested, energetic, motivated and stuff). I don't believe this. Maybe because my standards for interested, energe AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
Your example math is roughly what I had in mind. The value of the next best incompatible option (with no opportunity cost) is the opportunity cost for each option. Among incompatible items, this leaves one with a positive value. But I was never tha AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
what problem does thinking about opportunity cost solve if you already are comparing things and picking the best one? isn't the purpose of talking about opportunity cost to address idiots who neglect to do comparisons and just look at one thing in Anonymous Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
it's linked at http://fallibleideas.com/discussion-info guess sidebar is a good idea tho. i'll make a new empty one first. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/03
you'll like this post: http://curi.us/658-split-post i'm willing to grant that i'm sometimes "critical" and "blunt" and "sometimes pretty harsh" without any quotes. i find those comments fair. i don't demand quotes for everything just to hass curi [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
say you have 4 incompatible options with the following values before factoring in opportunity cost. You get to do exactly one of these: A: 8 B: 6 D: 4 E: 2 What calculation do you want to be done for opportunity cost? Is it subtract the value curi Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
FYI I own the BoI site and email list. DD's position on meta was common knowledge on the AOL TCS list where he wrote many posts and the moderators frequently rejected posts according to a poorly-defined anti meta discussion rule, and DD more or les curi Meta Discussion Isn't Bad 2017/01/03
Not inherently. Nothing about being harsh makes something more or less clear. You can be unclear while being harsh too. I think harsh is a side-trait to a statement. It's irrelevant to whether a statement is true or false. In general I think it' Anonymous [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
Problems to solve AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
>> High level, where my approach to pursuing values in life goes beyond emotions, automatized habits, and cultural defaults I think my approach is: estimate the value of a thing, estimate the cost, and if value > cost do it and if cost > value don't d AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2017/01/03
Harsh = clear Anonymous [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
Quote? No. I'd have to go through a ton of emails and stuff to find them (and the details are not fresh in my mind anyway, so it would take even longer), doesn't seem like a good use of my time. Do you disagree that curi is sometimes harsh? Or do y Anonymous [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
> I think I misinterpret you being critical and blunt (and sometimes pretty harsh) as you being unhappy/upset/annoyed. Can you quote some of the things he said that you thought was harsh? FF [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
Lol That was fun Do you think writing stuff like this is bad now? Or do you get as much fun from writing serious philosophy now as you seemed to get from when you wrote stuff like this? Or have you decided just not to do stuff like this he Anonymous [Excerpt] curi: You should write a split personalit... 2017/01/03
This is supposed to be a thread where anyone can just start discussion about anything? It's not accessible and that defeats the purpose. The only people who would post here are people who already know about it isn't on recent posts anymore. I Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/03
I get stuck with indirection when I consistently fail to make progress. If I try new solutions to a problem a few times and don't get the right answer, then get hopeless and give up. I don't mind indirection as long as I can make progress with it. SN Indirection 2017/01/03
Found mention of it here: http://beginningofinfinity.com/list_guidelines But that page isn't even linked to anywhere on the site, suggesting it's not in active use. Plus it doesn't explain what's wrong with it. Anonymous Meta Discussion Isn't Bad 2017/01/03
Where does DD say meta discussion is bad? (have read BoI and can't remember it from there, did I miss something?) Anonymous Meta Discussion Isn't Bad 2017/01/03
@TEDTalks wrote on Twitter: > Is it better to take one long vacation or a few short ones? Let's check the research: http://ideas.ted.com/the-secrets-to-a-truly-restorative-vacation/ Translation: "Are you are super conventional and super bad a curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2017/01/02
> High level, where my approach to pursuing values in life goes beyond emotions, automatized habits, and cultural defaults I think my approach is: estimate the value of a thing, estimate the cost, and if value > cost do it and if cost > value don't do curi Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
> do you think that doing better quality thinking wouldn't be valuable to you, or that you don't know how to approach and achieve it, or something else? I ran into lots of confusion just unpacking this question and considering it, let alone answeri AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
> Do you ignore hunger in those 16 hours? no, if i'm hungry i eat. i'm rarely hungry for 4 hours after i wake up, and sometimes longer. and i often don't eat within 2-4 hours before going to sleep, and sometimes longer. especially when i have large curi Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
> i take it you eat breakfast too. i routinely go over 16 hours without eating. e.g. 8pm large meal with no snack later on wouldn't be unusual. then i rarely have breakfast or a morning snack, might eat at 2pm the next day. sometimes i go like 22 hour FF Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
the morning scheduling idea was only intended for stuff you already want to do and will do. i agree it doesn't address mixed feelings about doing some activity in the first place. never wanting to go back to stuff in a "queue" is pretty typical for curi Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
The real issue AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
If I was going to get up at 4am I'd need to plan bed time at 7:30pm allowing for get ready / fall asleep time and wake up time. One of the nap problems would still apply - People outside think it's fine to make noise until about 9-10pm. They call & ri AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/31
i don't see an easy fix here given the 12 hour work day. (i understand the breaks help with many things, but not with this). with an 8 hour work day it'd be far easier to have 2-4 hours before work! waking up 1-2 hours before work and being *selfis curi Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/30
Sleep schedule AnonITA Scheduling and Thinking 2016/12/30
i stopped following politics much after the election. i haven't really been paying enough attention to comment on russia and syria current events. curi Lying CNN 2016/12/29
Russia Heavy Metal Lying CNN 2016/12/29
W. Edwards Deming quote Alisa Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/28
Checklist approach to knowledge PAS Exceptions To Explanations 2016/12/28
Checklist approach to knowledge Alisa Exceptions To Explanations 2016/12/28
skimmed some more. lots of bad things. some good and ok things too. maybe the most interesting thing about it is this: i think most friendly, positive readers i have basically can't tell the difference between it and my essays. they read superfi curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
https://www.principles.com/#Part-2 > At that time the Beatles had made a trip to India to learn how to meditate, which triggered my interest, so I learned how to meditate. It helped me think more clearly and creatively, so I’m sure that enhanced curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
> What do you think of the youtube comments below his video? didn't read. i have read some youtube comments in the past. i know it's not the place to get quality economics comments and didn't have some other reason to read them. i am unsurprised by curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
What do you think of the youtube comments below his video? I found them to be too toxic. They will burn civilization down if they get a chance.. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
https://www.principles.com/#Introduction > Until recently, I didn’t write out these principles because I felt that it was presumptuous for me to tell others what would work best for them. jeez, so bad. > I also believe that those principle curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
also Dalio is a lot less ambitious than me. he works on easier and less important problems. so much lower standards can be somewhat effective for him and unappealing to me. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
i haven't read much of it. he says some good things. i guess he does them within some small, parochial limits, which sucks but beats competitors who don't do them at all. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
I was reading Principles.com a lot yesterday.. I wanted you to commment about it. Strange co-incidence that you read it at the same time. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
you can email me. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
Rami said that I am causing more problems by commenting here about the incident and that I should have emailed you. I told him I am not allowed to email you. What should I do? FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
no. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
> just ignore her. i've deleted some of her comments now and i'm adding some new security measures. Will the security measures restrict the freedom for the rest of us? FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
just ignore her. i've deleted some of her comments now and i'm adding some new security measures. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
richard did you give up? you have been super AFK from FI. Anonymous Sous Vide 2016/12/26
> 90 minutes is pretty long compared to traditional cooking methods for steak - if you grill or fry a steak you can be done in 10-15mins. What do you think about that? i usually care far more about time where i have to do stuff, not lead time. l curi Sous Vide 2016/12/26
I will not talk to her without your permission. I don't want to get banned. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
Can I reply to the above? I need to clarify things.. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/26
90 minutes is pretty long compared to traditional cooking methods for steak - if you grill or fry a steak you can be done in 10-15mins. What do you think about that? For searing: if you sear the steak afterwards, it will look more like a traditiona Richard Fine Sous Vide 2016/12/26
i bet sous vide is a good way to reheat steak if you have a significant amount of leftovers. normally i find reheating steak ends up overcooking it. Anonymous Sous Vide 2016/12/25
the reddit guy quoted in #8021 deleted his comment and provided this explanation https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5jqe0i/french_mayor_under_arrest_for_acknowledging_that/dbicaic/#dbj0d16 >I deleted it because I have been going back Anonymous Immigration 2016/12/25
> I talked to a fake name some hours back and Elliot warned me for the last time. I will get banned even if I talk to a fake name used by LG. you talked to a fake name *which you believed was Leonor*. if you believe it's Rami it's ok. curi Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
> you seem to be not differentiating between cases where (A) you talk to LG and you know you're talking to her, and cases where (B) you talk to LG and you don't know you're talking to her. I make guesses to know whether or not I am talking to her. FF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
#8094 >> What makes you think it isn't safe? > Leonor might be tricking me to reply by using your name. Anybody can sign "Rami" there. > I talked to a fake name some hours back and Elliot warned me for the last time. I will get banned even if Rami Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
> What makes you think it isn't safe? Leonor might be tricking me to reply by using your name. Anybody can sign "Rami" there. I talked to a fake name some hours back and Elliot warned me for the last time. I will get banned even if I talk to a f FF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
8092 is me Rami Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
Rami Anonymous Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
> 8083 is me Why didn't you sign? I don't think it is safe to discuss here. Can I reply to that over email? FF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
8083 is me Rami Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
Elliot mentioned that LEONOR GOMES used VPN. When did she use VPN? I do not remember any such incident. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
lol Anonymous Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
> What are you afraid of? I mean like what's the worst that can happen? Are you LEONOR GOMES? I am not allowed to talk to LEONOR GOMES > Why do you panic? Are you LEONOR GOMES? I am not allowed to talk to LEONOR GOMES > What are you afrai FF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
> i'm lost. just ignore it i guess. To whom are you replying to? FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
i'm lost. just ignore it i guess. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
FF Why do you panic? What are you afraid of? I mean like what's the worst that can happen? Anonymous Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/25
If anyone uses my signature to troll here.. It is not me.. Someone above has started using my signature with a no.. He/she may remove the number and pretend to me.. I cannot be online 24/7 to deny trolling. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Don't use my signature please.. FF doesn't care if anyone sends emails to Elliot. FF is an anon. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Is it rational to pressure others to either talk to you or talk to Leonor? Don't they need the freedom to talk to both to know to judge who is worth talking to? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
You can't really ban people from the Internet, though. FF3 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Leonor could forward any emails sent to her to Elliot and screenshots. Leonor doesn't talk to Tessa. I don't understand why Elliot think she does. FF2 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> Banning anyone who talks with Leonor is a great idea. You will find traitors very quickly. I don't know if it is a great idea. Elliot doesn't have access to email accounts of Tessa, Rami or me He cannot see the conversations we have with LE FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Banning anyone who talks with Leonor is a great idea. You will find traitors very quickly. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Comment section still working? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
^ FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Comment section still working? Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> then you will be banned. last chance not to associate with leonor. Okay I will stop talking.. You deal with her.. Its your blog.. Your servers.. Your Leonor Hahaha. Your Leonor Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> Why don't you read Popper, David Horowitz, Szaz, Godwin and mises if you like Elliot's ideas so much? Maybe those books are too hard for her. Maybe they don't address her problems. Maybe Leonor likes to learn from Elliot and his examples. Maybe Leonor is dead Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
you'll need to block her on facebook, twitter, skype, etc, and email. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> then you will be banned. last chance not to associate with leonor. Okay I will stop talking.. You deal with her.. Its your blog.. Your servers.. Your Leonor FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> You believe "The Real John Galt" is leonor, then replied to her. I didn't know talking to anons publicly would also count as talking to LEONOR FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
#8066 then you will be banned. last chance not to associate with leonor. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> FF, you just agreed not to speak to Leonor. That is my guess.. I am not sure. I will not talk to LEONOR the real person behind emails.. I will talk to anon accounts by LEONOR to observe FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> You believe "The Real John Galt" is leonor, then replied to her. Hahaha! So? FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Why don't you read Popper, David Horowitz, Szaz, Godwin and mises if you like Elliot's ideas so much? Also Make a deal with Elliot and find out what counts as harassment in his book and not do it. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
> FF, you just agreed not to speak to Leonor. You believe "The Real John Galt" is leonor, then replied to her. Hahaha! Jim Taggart Rules the World Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
FF, you just agreed not to speak to Leonor. You believe "The Real John Galt" is leonor, then replied to her. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Correction: not interesting = not interested FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
#8054 > It was because FF was talking to Leonor that you could get information that allowed you to know it was her posting.You're basically firing your best spy. My job isn't to spy on people. I am not good at spying and not interesting in such FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
How do you stop dealing with Leonor and talking about Leonor without asking questions to know if it's Leonor you are talking with or not? Can you take legal action for her to leave you alone? Why would Leonor leave you alone willingly? You're The Real John Galt Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
The Real John Galt is LG FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Nobody calls me a spy or knows anything about the sketches other than her. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
#8054 might be Leonor Gomes. I am 60% percent sure. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
i don't want to spy on leonor. i don't want to associate with leonor, such as by asking her questions to find out if she is or isn't leonor. i don't want to compete in games of wits with leonor. i don't want to think about leonor, like what h curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
You're making a mistake banning people if they associate with Leonor. It was because FF was talking to Leonor that you could get information that allowed you to know it was her posting. You're basically firing your best spy. If you have conce The Real John Galt Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/25
Doesn't your McDonald's have Experience of the Future yet? EotF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/24
I am okay with not associating with her till she solves her problems with you. Don't ban me. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> FF, i made myself clear. you and rami need to block all emails from her (don't even read them) or you're banned. you may not associate with my harasser and with me. you have not given an actual reply to this. I don't reply to most LG's emails lik FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
she knows it's absolutely not OK to speak to me with a fake name. she's trying to hurt me. i banned her because she was doing harm and i need her to leave. among other things she kept trying on many occasions to hurt FI people (me and others). F curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> FF your choices are to cut all contact with Leonor, cut all contact with me, or get her to leave me the fuck alone. If she won't leave me the fuck alone, you should not be willing to interact with her. She is a thug who a force-use who keeps persist FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
All Leonor Associates Are Now Banned curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> you're saying Tavi = Leo Yes FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
you're saying Tavi = Leo, and she's lying about being new? curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> oh, doh. i guessed mostly non-socialist from having read some Rand, speaking about Rand positively without expressing any hatred, and apparently liking lots of FI ideas. You are talking to the banned member. She loves both Rand and socialism. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
I do most of my shopping online.. I take way too long to order. I look at the menus for 1+ hours sometimes. I panic when they come to take my order so I order what I ate the last time and feel extremely sad that I missed out getting something new FF Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/24
I think lots of people feel awkward if they look at the menu too long. I mean like if there is no one else in line and the cashier is waiting for you to order, staring at you. And you're standing there looking at the menu. Lots of people would feel aw Anonymous Social Awkwardness Example 2016/12/24
oh, doh. i guessed mostly non-socialist from having read some Rand, speaking about Rand positively without expressing any hatred, and apparently liking lots of FI ideas. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
The conversations went this way FF: Capitalism is good. It creates good stuff. It is better than socialism/communism where a small pie is shared inefficiently with tons of people. Capitalism helps in creating tons of cheap pies. ( bad explanation I FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> i figured you don't cherish socialism. am i mistaken? i didn't think this example would work for all people. She does cherish socialism. I have suffered a lot discussing capitalism with her. I don't do that anymore. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> Is it possible to learn something with less criticism? How does that work? well, the less you make false claims, the less criticism you can expect. questions help here since they claim less, especially honest curious questions (some people disgui curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
#8036 >> Why couldn't someone else find value in reading them as well? > i read fantasy novels in general. it's a long time hobby. i would not have read these books if i didn't have multiple separate interests in them. i also wouldn't have read th Tavi, Amara or whoever Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
> As you **life** a life using traditional knowledge, if you're thoughtful you'll notice some other problems (things go wrong when living traditionally), and learn about some problems from non-traditional sources, and you'll work on solving those prob FF Fallible Ideas Email: Figuring out what you want from a discussion 2016/12/24
> Why couldn't someone else find value in reading them as well? i read fantasy novels in general. it's a long time hobby. i would not have read these books if i didn't have multiple separate interests in them. i also wouldn't have read them withou curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
#8032 > the problem is: is there a good way to talk about some comments on the books i had? my email considered several approaches and pointed out problems with them. So you do want to talk about some comments on the books. In the post https:// Tavi, Amara or whoever Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/24
people are very incompetent about asserting themselves. and the normal thing people do to get along with others socially is everyone tries to hide conflict, rather than speak openly or directly about problems or disagreements. there's a lot of p curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/23
i didn't issue an invitation to Rami. FI is a public group. Rami can therefore post. And I can make decisions about which posts not to read, which to write meta replies to, which to reply directly to, which to write long replies to, which to focus curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
#8027 the problem is: is there a good way to talk about some comments on the books i had? my email considered several approaches and pointed out problems with them. you have not replied about what kinda study you've done to understand philosophi curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
>> would you recommend a parent talks like this to a child? wouldn't it be abusive in that context? > > Why are you bringing that up? Elliot is not Rami's parent. Because I thought TCS was broader than how to relate with children. I thought it wa Plonk Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
#8029 > from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/19595 >> you don't try to learn. so you're a useless waste of time who should be given up on > would you recommend a parent talks like this to a child? wou Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
from: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/19595 > you don't try to learn. so you're a useless waste of time who should be given up on would you recommend a parent talks like this to a child? wouldn't it be a Plonk Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
> when do you expect to continue? you implied the only stopper was you went to sleep. that was 36 hours ago and you still haven't proceeded to reply to the stuff "A Popperian" wrote. nor have you replied to e.g. "Negative emotions are a big concern fo Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/23
ok, i agree it was a stupid idea. i thought you wanted people to read the books in order to discuss the issues you wanted to discuss. i don't understand your problem at all. what is your problem? how do you expect me to know i made a mistake in Tavi, Amara or whoever Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
in my post i wrote > but who wants to read ~800k words for some examples? this did not mean, as you misread, that i thought anyone should do that. i actually don't think it'd be worth the time for someone to do that. there's higher priorities curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/23
> I wasn't shutting down discussion. I went to sleep. I accepted your criticism. I am still open to the discussion. when do you expect to continue? you implied the only stopper was you went to sleep. that was 36 hours ago and you still haven't proc Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/22
answers to questions posed? Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
Theory Q: "There exists a theory A and it consists of [the full contents of theory A go here]. There exists a theory B and it consists of [full contents of B here]. [etc]" contradictory theories A and B can both be contained in Q, like this. you se Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
> > > My contention here, is that the explanation of the boundary is outside the theory. > > what problem are you trying to solve by this separation? > It avoids U being contradictory. i think you dropped the context, then misunderstood what Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
media lies that most terrorists in the US are White Americans Alisa Immigration 2016/12/22
This was my understanding of your post https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/19509: You read part of a book series and find the book flaws interesting to discuss. Your problem is that quoting from the book wouldn Tavi, Amara or whoever Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/22
Furthermore there is a distinct difference between The theory that A, B, C, D, E, F, G are theories. Since this theory contains the 7 existential statements. It just says there exists 7 theories. It does not contain those theories. It contains Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
>I think A, B, C, D, E, F, G are theories. >And B could refute A. Yes, but this contains the implicit assumption that all of these theories are seperate - it is a conjecture about the theories. A theory we use for prediction is not a theory about Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
There is a further problem which is solved in the above way, I mentioned. Which is you could say that U is a theory which contains R, which is a new theory, created from the subset of true statements of T, in this way U does not contain T and -T. Bec Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
>what problem are you trying to solve by this separation? It avoids U being contradictory. If U asserts that the theory T is false, which is just equivalent to ~T, then it contains ~T. But U also contains (or asserts) T. So U cannot also assert Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/22
> The example of the guitarist. Every comment has a number. Like this #8013 Why don't you use those? FF Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
I have tried having conversations with them.. I agree with them a lot and ask many questions. Most scammers reach me through skype or fb. It is interesting to see them build one lie upon another. FF iMessages Scammer 2016/12/22
>Who are you? You say "my examples" but you don't identify yourself, so there's no way to know which examples you're referring to. The example of the guitarist. Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
>in other words, a person who learned some skills has some skills. Yes, well this is true. But we are talking about how the skills are aquired and what they allow us to do. Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
> My examples were illustrative of the same things. Who are you? You say "my examples" but you don't identify yourself, so there's no way to know which examples you're referring to. Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
>"Human sensation is well known to be unreliable: that sensations are in any way authoritative is contradicted not only by scientific investigation, physiological studies of the brain and sense organs, optical illusion, and such like, but also by ordi Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/22
> I think authoritative in his sense, it just to say that your discernment improves the more you critically engage with a problem. or in other words > ... just to say that your **skill** improves the more you **learn more skill**. I'm still n curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
> I'm guessing he couldn't follow it because he didn't notice it. Did that possibility occur to you? yes. curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
> why were you unable to follow it? I'm guessing he couldn't follow it because he didn't notice it. Did that possibility occur to you? Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
a source link was provided above along with that quote. why were you unable to follow it? i'm lost. from my perspective you seem grossly incompetent. that's a sign there's a big misunderstanding or something is going wrong. so i want to figure out wha curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
>> > A good example is winetasting: the connoisseur knows what to look for and how to describe both what he searches for and what he experiences. His sensations are, as a result of cultivation, made more authoritative. The passage you quoted here i Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
anon wrote: > > A theory cannot contain a theory and it's refutation. It would be a contradiction. anon wrote: > You are the one that said contains. you are not paying attention. this seems like a waste of time > I am just trying to poi Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
>what is your point? my point came right after the sentence you quoted,. >"and you're still reusing the word "contains" wrong, when you mean *asserts*." You are the one that said contains. > Theory U contains in it theory T, but also so Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
> My contention here, is that the explanation of the boundary is outside the theory. what problem are you trying to solve by this separation? generally you can divide up ideas in lots of different ways, some are useful, and some aren't. you seem curi Using False Theories 2016/12/21
> All I mean to say is that U is not true, if it contains a theory and it's refutation. what is your point? and you're still reusing the word "contains" wrong, when you mean *asserts*. you seem to be replying to some non-quoted previous material Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
My contention here, is that the explanation of the boundary is outside the theory. Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
not exactly the same way. you need a theory of how to use it which isn't refuted. you can't use the original. you need a theory like "Newton's laws are refuted in general, but still work to solve the following problems... because..." but we are sti Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
>nonsense. e.g. a theory can look like this: I think A, B, C, D, E, F, G are theories. And B could refute A. plus contradiction doesn't prevent something from being a theory. lots of theories are wrong. you even immediately state that not only are t Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
It do want to add something that might be useful, though this pronlem has not been solved yet, if a theory has a true and false content (ie it is false) we can sequester the true statements and the true statements together would constitute another tru Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
also #7994 you don't quote anything which leaves it really unclear what you're replying to or what your point is supposed to be. e.g. did you think a particular idea written somewhere above was wrong? which idea and why is it wrong? curi Using False Theories 2016/12/21
> A theory cannot contain a theory and it's refutation. It would be a contradiction. nonsense. e.g. a theory can look like this: I think A, B, C, D, E, F, G are theories. And B could refute A. plus contradiction doesn't prevent something from curi Using False Theories 2016/12/21
A theory cannot contain a theory and it's refutation. It would be a contradiction. And we are quite well served by false theories. Newton's theiory was used for ages without being know to be false, but it was still false. We did not use the theory Anonymous Using False Theories 2016/12/21
#7992 what are you replying to? the blog post? a comment? i'm also unclear on your point. it'd help if you organized your writing in sentences. i think you were careless in writing this which is why the grammar is wrong. Anonymous Limits of Critical Discussion? 2016/12/21
Isn't one of the ways to learn through trying to apply your current uncriticised theories to existing unsolved problems, those problems can be found even in people who have mistaken ideas who try to solve those problems with mistaken ideas. Anonymous Limits of Critical Discussion? 2016/12/21
why can't you find it? curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
Physical determinism is compatible with time-asymmetric physics. So the statement: > Physical determinism does not imply that we can calculate what the past was like based on the present. is true. Popper wrote: > > physical determinism imp curi Popper Mistaken About Physical Determinism 2016/12/21
> I cannot find the Bartley passage. I think it might be helpful to put in what the example is an example of. Could you quote it? which passage? curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
regarding early concession issue: what about post mortem? any thoughts on what mistakes you made (what went wrong) and how to improve in the future? do you think this is an isolated error with nothing to learn that applies elsewhere? i'd be init curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
There are not laws that are irreversible. This is currently a major area of research. All laws of physics, as far as I know, are time-symmetric. Your example is an example in maths, not in physical laws. Anonymous Popper Mistaken About Physical Determinism 2016/12/21
I think he also wrong to suggest that it is past evidence that determines the severity of the test. It is background knowledge. Which are themselves conjectures that theory we are testing, if true, would render false. Anonymous Low Quality Criticism of Popper 2016/12/21
Popper's being silly. He's being like "one of the things they wanted was freedom, and i agree with freedom". zzzz i doubt Popper understands the French Revolution, but he just barely mentions it in passing here so you can't really tell. curi Three Criticisms of Popper 2016/12/21
I think he also wrong to suggest that it is past evidence that determines the severity of the test. It is background knowledge. Which are themselves conjectures that there we are testing, if true, would render false. Anonymous Low Quality Criticism of Popper 2016/12/21
you don't seem to have a good grasp of what i said in my email or how your proposal would address the problems i raised. could you go through and quote the relevant parts, write your interpretation of the problems, and then explain how your proposal s curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/21
I agree with the claim that the French and American revolutions were very different in intent. Do,you think that Popper is wrong to assert that the idea he agrees with inspired the French Revolution? Your criticism does not seem to directly contrad Anonymous Three Criticisms of Popper 2016/12/21
Yes, let's discuss it to a conclusion. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/21
> Would it be useful to ask your parents about those first 5 years? 1) they don't know the answer. 2) questions along these lines are often have a misconception behind them about there being one or two crucial events that could work for other pe curi Ideas Matter 2016/12/21
#7978 would you say you've carefully and seriously thought this through, you're confident of your idea, you very much want to discuss this matter to a conclusion including all tangents wherever they lead, and you'd learn a large amount if you're mista curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/21
Do it in parts, chapter by chapter. Or do it in a blog, chapter by chapter. Why is it a problem if it's long? Do you want to talk about it or not? What is that you want? For people to read the books? Then what? They know the context and then can Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/21
>> How did you survive parenting and become different? > i don't know. i have very little memory of age 0-4. 5 years is a long time, especially when you're a kid. a lot happened in those 5 years. Would it be useful to ask your parents about those Anonymous Ideas Matter 2016/12/21
> i said i'm trying to find awesome people. i am trying. what more do you want!? i wasn't criticizing you, but your followers. sorry for the misunderstanding. Anonymous Ideas Matter 2016/12/21
I cannot find the Bartley passage. I think it might be helpful to put in what the example is an example of. Could you quote it? Andrew Crawshaw Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
> We cannot conjecture both that the theory is true and that its predictions are reliable It is meant to say unreliable. But I am not making myself clear at all. I will try again. I think authoritative in his sense, it just to say that your d Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
> And if it is true that his understanding is true, then we can conclude that his discernments are reliable. Until,we have a criticism. This is not an epistemological claim about the theory. This comment does not refer to Bartley but the wine taste Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
"So you think Bartley meant that people who develop skills are more skilled at those skills?" This question is unclear, it seems to contain the tautology that people who develop skills, develop those skills. Yes, exposure to the problem is a nec Andrew Crawshaw Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/21
>It's easy to be mistaken about what's relevant to a topic. Yes, I agree. But this applies to everything and I was not denying it. It does not follow that I was in fact mistaken about it being irrelevant. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
Restriction is too coarse a word. I just mean to put aside as currently unproblematic. I did not just ignore him, I read through it and conjectured that it was unproblematic and could be put aside. My communication of it was outright bad, I admit. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
> CR attitude would be like: something seems off to you like their reply misses the point, so there's a disagreement or misunderstanding, some mistake somewhere, time to work together to look for it. It is okay to set aside some problems in order t Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
>CR doesn't do discussion rules where you can only talk about certain things at certain times or in certain venues. It's more fluid than that Of course, but it also requires judgement as to whether what the person is saying is relevant or not. A ju Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
Yes, sorry, curi. I only realised there was another in the discussion, after. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
> this is a classic early concession which sabotages learning. it's a way to shut down discussion by conceding one thing which you still don't understand (having not actually talked it out enough to resolve the various misunderstandings, share all the Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
> I wasn't shutting down discussion. I went to sleep. I accepted your criticism. I am still open to the discussion. please don't attribute other people's comments to me. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
I wasn't shutting down discussion. I went to sleep. I accepted your criticism. I am still open to the discussion. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/21
> I accept your criticism of my interpretation, actually. That his suggestion that it is silly to question, or pointless, does not really indicate that he thinks they are not, in principle, criticisable. this is a classic early concession which s Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Negative emotions are a big concern for resolving discussions and for ongoing learning. They typically result in things like someone dropping a discussion overnight and never wanting to continue, and someone disliking a forum and not wanting to learn Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I think: Exposure doesn't make one learn. It's only critical engagement that works. Practice is only productive if one thinks, mere repetition doesn't work. I find your statement ambiguous about this so I'm stating my view. I don't believe Popper c curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> How did you survive parenting and become different? i don't know. i have very little memory of age 0-4. 5 years is a long time, especially when you're a kid. a lot happened in those 5 years. i think people use being broken as an excuse a lot, curi Ideas Matter 2016/12/20
CR doesn't do discussion rules where you can only talk about certain things at certain times or in certain venues. It's more fluid than that. It's easy to be mistaken about what's relevant to a topic. And, more importantly, as the Bartley summary m A Popperian Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
thinking replies are irrelevant is a major warning sign that you don't understand them, or the other guy doesn't understand you, or something else like that is going wrong which needs to be addressed. but your reaction was really different than rec A Popperian Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I think the point he is trying to make is similar to Popper's point about frequent exposure to the same problem. Say a physical problem, such as the guitar, our hands become more reliable (not in an epistemological sense) and more accurate the more we Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> Occasionally a little piece of a person survives and that's what's currently considered a great man. How did you survive parenting and become different? Anonymous Ideas Matter 2016/12/20
I accept your criticism of my interpretation, actually. That his suggestion that it is silly to question, or pointless, does not really indicate that he thinks they are not, in principle, criticisable. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> i don't know which 2 posts you're referring 7925 and 7926 Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
you read him as meaning, overall, impossible to criticize. the parenthetical was meant to apply to fewer preceding words than you read it. i'm pointing out how his wording doesn't fit that. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> Bartley doesn't say "pointless" to mean impossible to criticize it (as you read him. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> I never said he used pointless to mean impossible to criticise. this is a strange comment. i never said you said that. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
pointless is not a typical or reasonable way to express impossibility. this is contradicting your interpretation. nothing in the quote says it's impossible. only things like silly and pointless. and he says it's a nonlogical issue, but if it was impo curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I never said he used pointless to mean impossible to criticise. he used pointless to suggest that when you cannot do something, in principle, then you should not attempt to do it. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
It is not a comment on how many exchanges we have had or the difficulty of the subject matter contained . It refers specifically to the two lengthier posts you did in a row, I don't think a lot of the content was relevant to the statement that I made Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> only to require an exchange of a few sentences. that sounds pretty quick and easy. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
@#7942 Bartley wrote: > pointless to hold some particular view as being open to criticism Bartley doesn't say "pointless" to mean impossible to criticize it (as you read him). The use of "pointless" contradicts your reading. It means he doesn Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I don't think it should be easy. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
being "exasperated" matters. that's a problem. problems need solving. now that you say something about it, i see, as commonly comes up, an underlying issue. the underlying issue is you think it should be really easy and short to agree about this! i curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Yes, I guess that statement gave a flavour of that. In fact, I was merely exasperated that you wrote so much, when the problem seems only to require an exchange of a few sentences. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I am saying that I agree with your analysis about the situation. About why it seemed that The statement Bartley chose was beyond criticism. But he himself, from this mistake, concluded that certain things can't be questioned as a matter of fact, rathe Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> I am not saying we have identical view on CR. you could clarify what you *are* saying. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> Dont give me a lecture on CR. this was super hostile. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> You seem to have not engaged with my statement in post 7927, instead you just changed the subject. that post contains a clarification of something you meant that i'd asked about. i don't see where it argues with me though, and i didn't have a fu curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I am not upset, or feeling hostile. my statements were true. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I am not saying we have identical view on CR. You seem to have not engaged with my statement in post 7927, instead you just changed the subject. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> You can say what you want. But the context is about Bartley. Whether or not you agree. you seem quite hostile, easily triggered, and ready to get upset over perceived slights, combined with hostile to talking about the problem and trying to resol curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
please don't post unmarked quotes. mark quotes with a ">" before them so they are differentiated from your own text. > Is this Bartley's claim or you own? that's my analysis. and i argued Bartley did *not* understand this. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
You can say what you want. But the context is about Bartley. Whether or not you agree. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
you seem to believe that we have identical conceptions of CR so talking about it is pointless. i consider this not only false but very irrational and destructive to learning. it prevents learning about variations on CR. people routinely approach the s curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
his situation has nothing to do with inability to criticize an idea, or even simply choosing not to criticize. it's a situation where the idea has been exposed to extensive critical scrutiny already. and the criticisms considered have been so thorough Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
i don't know what you know and don't know. and i write things of interest to me. and other people read this. i also never agreed that "We are arguing about what Bartkey was advocating.". i'm writing about topics of my choosing whether they fit your curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
you're saying you agree with stuff i wrote so you're mad at me? feeling lectured and being upset with me is a big deal. slow down. why are you getting upset? you feel like i'm treating you like a child or student? did i say something to do that? ex curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Dont give me a lecture on CR. We are arguing about what Bartkey was advocating. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Bah, There should be a "put" before beyond. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
DDs criticism showed that Bartley had to criticise the statement in order to select. Bartley did not notice that he was doing this. And since he maintained that there are some statements that are beyond criticism, because they are not criticisable. Wh Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
if someone criticized "I am over two years old" i would be prepared, offhand, without having to stop and think, to refute his arguments. it's not that it can't be criticized, it's that i already understand many criticisms of it and why they're false. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
> It would, for instance, be a bit silly for me to maintain that I held some statements that I might make—e.g., "I am over two years old"—open to criticism and revision. it's easy to come up with ways to criticize this and anything else (thoug curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
The and in the second sentence after the comma, should be because Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
No he is not advocating anything like that as far as I can tell. He is not saying that some ideas should be put behind question. He saying that there are some statements that are beyond criticism, and there is no possible method of attack for them. In Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
i mean he's saying to do it in general, not doing it himself regarding a particular statement. he's talking about methods and advocating bad ones. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
I don't think it is on principle. Maybe he thinks such statements that are beyond criticism do exist. I would be inclined to think that they don't myself. Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
i don't know if Bartley refused to think about some ideas, i'm criticizing that he advocated doing so on principle. curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
i agree with you. This passage is unfortunate. And Battley should have thought about what he was saying more. I still feel t I think Bartley might have struggled a little with the challenge. Just like he struggled with posts challenge. But I do not Anonymous Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
typo. > I read the substantive as justificationist. should be > I read the substance as justificationist. curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
What do you think Bartley's non-justificationist point is about the winetesting? I wasn't trying to pick on terminology, I read the substantive as justificationist. curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
That sentence his horrible, sorry. I hope it converts my meaning despite it. They would have agreed with a lot of the new proposals and refinements that have been made. It is a developing research program and CR still has not met air unearthed all jus Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
Bartley's terminology is justificationist, but his point is not. It is easy to mean different things. Even popper often used justificationist terminology even when making arguments that undermined the justificationist position. I put this down to the Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> I think Matt is right in thinking we do this for purely pragmatic reasons, since we cannot question all our beliefs all at once. holding something beyond question means you will NEVER question it. it isn't about questioning too many things at th curi Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
i read The Retreat To Commitment and the Bartley paper related to his (supposed) insight about justificationism he helped Popper with. i didn't like either. i don't remember them well now or have them on hand. here's an example criticism: http://cu curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
http://curi.us/1437-comments-on-philosophy-of-biology-versus-philosophy-of-physics-by-william-w-bartley-iii Bartley writes: > > A good example is winetasting: the connoisseur knows what to look for and how to describe both what he searches for a curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> The only problem I found with Bartley is his denial that we can accept test reports where there is no justification for them. that sounds justificationist... > The idea that there should be an ecology of rationality meaning? > the idea t curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
i've put substantial effort into interesting people in working on some of the many important open problems i'm aware of. with little success at getting people interested. partly because basically no one has the background knowledge to contribute witho curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> * it is immoral to be pretentious, or try to impress the reader or listener with your knowledge. For you are ignorant. Although we may differ in the little things we know, we are all equal in our infinite ignorance. i agree with the first sentenc curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
open problems curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
the professional readings on audible -- which are no doubt better than what i would produce -- are around 20 hours a book. so 80 hours not 60 to read them outloud. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/20
did you seriously suggest reading ~60 hours of books outloud on video, plus the commentary time, and hiding the commentary intermixed in the 60 hours so no one ever finds it? anyone who wants to read the books would prefer to read the actual books ins curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/20
Bartley's Summary Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> Shouldn't a person figure out what are good interests to have first? in other words, you see a problem with the first sentence. so please see the second sentence for the solution. > In some cases, like women in Saudi Arabia, then it's society Anonymous Follow Your Interests 2016/12/20
i said i'm trying to find awesome people. i am trying. what more do you want!? curi Ideas Matter 2016/12/20
Correction Andrew Crawshaw Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Criticism Andrew Crawshaw Beyond Criticism? 2016/12/20
Bartley Andrew Crawshaw Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
Popper's Problems, and Bartley. Anonymous Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/20
> so what to do? just forget it and criticize short self-contained stuff instead? or just know stuff myself and fuck everyone else since they aren't trying in a serious, productive way where they do much? and anyway other ppl aren't my responsibility. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/20
Shouldn't a person figure out what are good interests to have first? A person could have bad interests (I don't know if giving graphic examples would be helpful here) and not find a problem with them until they were arrested. And after being arrest Anonymous Follow Your Interests 2016/12/20
Well done for continuing! :) None of your followers replied to this post with "I'll continue too!" :( Anonymous Ideas Matter 2016/12/20
#7894 what's your point? Anonymous Lying CNN 2016/12/20
Update on what CNN is calling it Anonymous Lying CNN 2016/12/20
> Do you think that all that you write should be stored. For instance, I enter into a lot of discussions on Facebook. Do you think that you should compose answers away from Facebook and then submit them. if you're writing good, worthwhile stuff, ye curi Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/19
Paths forward Andrew Crawshaw Alan's Paths Forward Summary 2016/12/19
you can only hold 99 toad rally tickets max. Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/19
where's the force? Keating's thought is about taking his *own* drawings and leaving. he feels as if he has no value when around Roark. unlike others, Roark doesn't help him fake self-respect. this is scary and uncomfortable for him. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/19
> you're incoherent. you didn't quote enough context for the scene and you are bringing up force without explaining what you're talking about. I thought the people would recognize the quote & I thought I would mess up quotes from the pdf book. I wi FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/19
you're incoherent. you didn't quote enough context for the scene and you are bringing up force without explaining what you're talking about. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/19
> He thought that he should seize his drawings and run. Why did he think that? My guess is that Keating felt uncomfortable and wanted to grab Roark's attention by force. FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/19
i think i should focus on rallies now to get the mega block unlocked for more income. then after that unlock luigi to try him out. then do the purple coins and save up tickets while getting more skilled. i have around 60 tickets, i should be able t curi Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
character rankings curi Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
i got all 5 pink coins in the pink pipe bonus course. nothing happened. no 2 tickets. no purple or black coin level. it doesn't do anything. i used Peach btw. i think she was quite good for it. Mario sucks at levels where you fall in pits b/c hi curi Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
got all the pink coins. the bonus level is the cavern where u follow the trail of coins from the toad rally. it's long and hard. you can't set your character when you start. you have to go to a different level to pick your character, then go Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
i got all the pink coins except from 3-2 and 4-1 now. the shop indicates getting all coins of a color lets you buy a pipe with a bonus level. Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
the ? blocks recharge in like 4 hours maybe, not 8 like the bonus games. and i just got 20 tickets from the long ? block and 5 tickets from the small ? block, as opposed to the usual 5 tickets and 100 coins. Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
jesus christ what awful design. if you quit out before a loss, not only do you save your ticket, you only ever lose 5 toads. you would lose a lot more toads if you didn't quit. Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/18
Peach can go backwards by jumping, floating and swiping left. Her ability to slowly float down from jumps gives her enough time in the air to actually back up! This is helpful if you miss a pink coin. Other characters have to use up a bubble to back u curi Super Mario Run 2016/12/17
i tested it. i started a rally and then quit after 1 second. **i kept my ticket**. it was an all red map and i lost 5 toads. curi Super Mario Run 2016/12/17
i was told if you quit a toad rally before it finishes, you keep your ticket, just lose some toads. i haven't tested this. would be good when you think you're gonna lose (you reasonably often can tell if you're gonna win or lose). Anonymous Super Mario Run 2016/12/17
> Great reminder about the importance of embracing open ended learning. Thanks! so what are you doing for your open ended learning? > School is one of the things that teaches us to believe we love Spanish, say, but hate geography. And often we o Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/16
Great reminder about the importance of embracing open ended learning. Thanks! School is one of the things that teaches us to believe we love Spanish, say, but hate geography. And often we only hated geography because we hated the teacher or the gro anon Indirection 2016/12/16
You just identified with Hobnob. How can that help with your posting rights? Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/16
> why do you think people would confuse you with L Ron Hobnob? what is it in your identity that could raise confusion? Hobnob is causing trouble. Elliot considers me as troublemaker I want to make sure I don't lose my posting rights on curi and FF Indirection 2016/12/16
#7871 that doesn't answer the question why do you think people would confuse you with L Ron Hobnob? what is it in your identity that could raise confusion? Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/16
#7870 It has become a habit. I feel the need to make things clear. FF Indirection 2016/12/16
#7851 FF, why the need to say it wasn't you? Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/15
#7866 i replied on FI list. curi Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/14
it doesn't say polyphasic sleep. you're making shit up. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/13
> i took a long nap to accomplish that.naps are the best rest.but in general it's easy to run out of mental energy to speed read more without getting sleepy.i can't just sleep arbitrary amounts at arbitrary times. Interesting. So you don't sleep FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/13
Problem size PAS Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/13
if you want to contribute you have to learn a lot more. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
yes we know that and much more about it. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
On a semi-related topic... One of the problems I see with FI is that direct/accurate (sometimes negative) criticism is (incorrectly) interpreted as mean/cruel/hurtful, or causes feelings of shame. I'd guess this is a large part of why people drop o Anon69 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
The question is for Elliot, yes. Anon69 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
me? i thought you were talking about Elliot before. and i just commented on abstract issues. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
So when you say that you use harsh language, that means that you say things which are: > direct, accurate, *negative* statements, without hedging and equivocation ...but your intention is not to be mean / cruel / hurtful / cause shame. Is tha Anon69 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
direct, accurate, *negative* statements, without hedging and equivocation, are considered very harsh. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
I'm pausing to consider you mean by harsh language...it may be different than what I thought. Maybe an example would help? The dictionary says: 1) unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses, 2) cruel or severe. Do those sound right? I could see Anon69 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
when you use mild language, you *falsely* communicate that the problems involved are mild. (ofc mild language is great for discussing problems that are actually mild.) people usually think the problems are about 10% of the size i mean, even when i Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
On FI, elliot wrote: > One reason I use harsh language sometimes is clarity. There are lots of times when using mild negative phrasing will be misunderstood (because you want to express a BIG problem, but they'll interpret it as a small problem). Anon69 Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
"Hello, Mr. Roark," said Ellsworth Toohey quietly. Roark looked at him without curiosity. "Hello," said Roark. "Please don't run away." The voice was not mocking, but earnest. "I wasn't going to." "I think I knew that you'd come here some Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/12
Why spend time thinking of him at all? Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/12
I am curious how L Ron Hateful found his way here Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/12
Ayn Rand's Criticisms of Anarchism - Rebutted! By Moleneux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My2sLnHpyG4 Stefan Molyneux opens the listener mailbag to answer questions on the ethics of gambling, road safety in a free society, Ayn Rand's criticisms o FF Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/12
#7847 #7845 #7850 Not me FF Indirection 2016/12/12
Don't laugh me off. You are BAMBOOZLED! L Ron Hobnob Indirection 2016/12/12
see, Alan, I told you so. Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/12
Oh ya and...can't forget (((Alex Epstein)))... The mindless golem warrior who is going to take back oil away from the Muslims and back to the Hebes! ROT IN HELL L Ron Hobnob Indirection 2016/12/12
Ironic you voted for Trump when he's going to eliminate Jews and Jew lovers like you. So much for ur kike cunt (((Alisa Rosenbaum))) and her philosophy which should be called Relativism because it's nothing but (((Einstein's))) Jew physics translated L Ron Hobnob Indirection 2016/12/11
why bother asking him? his post communicates he has no value to offer, and nothing else. Anonymous Indirection 2016/12/11
not very informative oh my god it's turpentine Indirection 2016/12/11
Lol L Ron Hobnob Indirection 2016/12/11
Visit to a Small College David Horowitz Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
Metro closes ranks against outside ‘attacks’ Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
Michael Flynn and what he means for Trump’s foreign policy Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
Michael Flynn and what he means for Trump’s foreign policy Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
Why Donald Trump is TIME's Person of the Year Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
Metro transit police: Not quite the region’s finest Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/11
FACT CHECK: "Trump is down to his last wish from Aladdin." Aladdin is not a genie. http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2016-12-07.html Anonymous Open Thread: Election 2016 2016/12/07
HBL is not designed and set up in a way i agree with. but given it is a certain thing, i really did prefer to accommodate that. i wanted to make my posts fit the venue. i took a variety of steps to do this including making an effort to follow HBL's pu curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/07
> I think your response here means that we do disagree. But it's still not clear. Mostly because I think in actual practice it's hard to find a more "reasonable person" than HB outside of FI, and if you weren't "actually trying to talk to stuff about" curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/07
> > Assume you did ask about that, and HB says something like "Oh, don't worry about that any more. Just reply as much as you want." > > Do you press? > > if it was a reasonable person, who i was actually trying to talk to stuff about, i'd press th PAS Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/07
> You notice the increased frequency and...? I'm guessing you'd ask HB about the agreement to reply to each other less often. no, i'd ignore it. (btw he actually did this, and i did ignore it.) i'd only talk about it more with someone i thought was Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
> for example, Harry Binswanger had a problem. he attracted an audience to his forum that doesn't like to manage their own reading, and instead wants their preferred portions fed to them with no extra for them to have to choose not to read. he didn't PAS Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
problem solving for mutual benefit is often done with strangers. for example, Harry Binswanger had a problem. he attracted an audience to his forum that doesn't like to manage their own reading, and instead wants their preferred portions fed to the curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
> but there are situations like your child wants to go to the park for 4 hours, and you say no. Are there example situations with strangers it would make sense to discuss this about? Or does this sort of situation *only* occur with someone you have PAS Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
crits of a stefan moyleux video on parenting oh my god it's turpentine Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
as far as you know, the purchase for .7x is a CP -- everyone involved prefers it. if there's a problem he wanted your help with, it was his responsibility to express it to you. you'd then have options like to help, to tell him to deal with it on hi curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Transaction vs. CP PAS Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Even with big salaries, Metro can’t fill its jobs http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/27/even-with-big-salaries-metro-cant-fill-its-jobs/ >“The average Metro worker had a $60,000 salary, which went up to $69,000 including overtime Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/06
> If it comes down to this then your disagreement with Stefan isn't over parenting, per se, but over the value of TV in what quantities and what contexts. Does this seem accurate to you? no, it's both. if child wants TV and you can afford it, th Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
a common preference is something everyone involved prefers. prefers means FULLY prefers -- no downsides, no compromises, etc. they think it's BEST, they have NO CRITICISMS of it. going to the park for 2 hours b/c your mom wouldn't take you for 4 ho Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Value of TV, etc. Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Park Time Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
if you think you have an argument against TV/internet/screens, share it. if you don't have any argument against their immense value, then i'd be a bit confused. like if you recognize they are great and cheap, why NOT provide them? Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
it's hard to draw an exact line about what children are owed by right, but some things like food and TV are easy in the US today. it's a really basic societal resource with huge value, people can afford it, and someone without it is really deprived an Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Basic Resources Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
you'd need force to prevent me from watching TV on any TV (e.g. mine). children have a right to basic resources like a TV they have access to (their own TV is good, but if there is a shared TV they are able to use that's OK too). denying them basi Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Force Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
what's the problem with getting the child lots of park time in general? usually parent is not actually focusing on helping child in general. this screws things up. if parent actually was trying to get child plenty of park time in general (and ot Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Common Preference Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
contracts are fine. telling your child he can only go to the park if he signs a contract is not fine. he's owed basic resources like food, shelter, park time, TV access, internet access, etc without making any concessions. Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Promises versus Contracts Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
> Isn't it ahead-of-time common preference finding? You want to go to the park, I don't want to spend all day there, but we're both okay with spending some time there? no, it's not a common preference, and there's no attempt to make it one. it's of Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
> Why do you consider not letting the child watch TV force? more or less the same way it'd require force for you to prevent me from watching TV. Anonymous Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Common Preference Finding Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Force versus non-enabling. Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/06
Metro derailed by culture of complacence, incompetence, lack of diversity Mysterious Person Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/05
Giving Thomas His Due http://www.weeklystandard.com/giving-thomas-his-due/article/988078 >Johnson is not the only example this term of Thomas calling out the Court’s own institutional biases. The Court split 5-4 in Arizona State Legislature v. A Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/05
what if a child wants to stay at a park? curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/05
molyneux vs. privacy and mouth-consent curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/05
deFOOing curi Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/05
3 part series on incompetence & more at the Washington, DC Metro Transit Authority Alisa Small Government 2016/12/05
#7801 is not me. FF Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/05
Your thoughts on Stefan Molyneux's views on parenting? Abe Harry Binswanger Refuses To Think 2016/12/05
remap caps-lock to both control AND escape! Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/04
the problem is designed to encourage people to fight with each other. you are blogging about it, spreading it around, and encouraging people to discuss it – that is, to hurt each other. you're a monster. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
you didn't say you disagreed with me, with or without an argument. instead you spoke as if i'd said something different than i actually said. responding to X by acting like someone said Y is a common and very nasty tactic. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
you either completely missed the point and aren't trying to understand it, or you're being an asshole on purpose. i pointed out how you are taking actions to hurt people and should stop. your response is you're willing to only hurt people elsewhere Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
your overall method here is to find out you're wrong and then add one ad hoc exception and continue with the same view you had before, even though it's wrong in a ton of other ways, which you'll only acknowledge when told each one by one by one. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
it doesn't clarify it at all. it's an opinion about it. then you're attacking everyone who disagrees with you in extraordinarily harsh terms. you should never speak of Newcomb's problem again. it exploits your weaknesses to make you into an evil ba Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
that's not a clarification. that's like "clarifying" the set of integers from 3-5000 by saying 4 or 8. Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> For the purposes of this discussion, can we stipulate that the predictor is correct with some probability? no! god you're so blind to other perspectives that you request to stipulate that disagreements with you be banned "for the purposes of t Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> I don't think which specific high probability number you choose changes the correct decision. For the purposes of discussion, I am prepared to stipulate that the predictor is accurate to anything greater than, say, 90%, including 100%). you're to Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> By the rules of the problem, if you decide to take both boxes, then the super-intelligent being predicts this and leaves the $1,000,000 box empty (with high probability). this is ambiguous at best. i think it's written wrong. the structure is: Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> Why does it seem like I think it's obvious? I would say on the contrary that my solution is novel and non-obvious. I haven't seen my idea anywhere else. not that. you say catching-out things like "By the rules of the problem, if you decide to tak Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
after linking a shitty article with a vague problem, you are assuming your understanding of the exact rules of the problem are not just true but go without saying. you're skipping steps to connect your conclusions to the stated rules. you think it's s Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> If your policy for playing Newcomb's game is to take both boxes, then, according to the rules, you'll only get $1,000 each time you play. you are making assumptions about having a policy, rather than just being confronted with the issue THEN maki Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
@Newcomb's problem: you take both boxes since the prediction about what you would do was made before you even knew about the boxes. at the point you're presented with a choice, taking only one box can't help you. the problem is stupid. josh's pr Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
Newcomb's problem Josh Jordan Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/12/01
> Could be, but I haven't found a style that works for me. I've tried paper books, ibooks type digital reading, RSVP, and voice dream. i don't suggest combining learning RSVP or audio listening with reading a book you aren't very interested in. tha curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2016/12/01
Reading books PAS Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2016/12/01
@PAS Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2016/12/01
> Another thing to point out: The recent Ohio State attack represents the *best* *possible* anti-gun end state. The attacker used only a car and a knife, and was stopped by a cop (with a gun, of course). Is this their view of "success"? What if the co Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/12/01
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i'd rather break ties on the purchase amounts by datetime, not ID. but yes i get the concept of using ID as basically a random but unchanging (never rerolled) tiebreaker. the original example involving chronology confuses this. Anonymous stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/29
> i think the case you're talking about (IDs out of order, but never out of order across day boundaries) is rare and shouldn't be assumed when trying to present an approach for general use. I agree. Maybe date wasn't a good example to show why ID Anonymous stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/29
i think the case you're talking about (IDs out of order, but never out of order across day boundaries) is rare and shouldn't be assumed when trying to present an approach for general use. to take this blog as a typical example, IDs are occasionally Anonymous stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/29
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why should we watch videos by someone who silently left FI and won't say why? and whose children are in desperate trouble who doesn't care and help? he shouldn't be making those videos right now. you did nothing to sell us on the value of those vid Anonymous Fallible Ideas Unstructured Discussion 2016/11/29
ok i get why not to do date only if it's just a date not a datetime. but if they are in the correct order by ID, why not just WHERE on ID without date? Anonymous stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/29
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why would you WHERE on *both* date and id? Anonymous stuff about computer games and programming 2016/11/28
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> > even with extensive study, most people still fuck it up. most intellectuals are badly wrong. most academics are badly wrong. what are you doing differently? > Differently to what? it said to what and you deleted that part from your quote. Anonymous Immigration 2016/11/28
>> Popper doesn't appear on Audible. Audio books for Popper generally seem rare. >Voice Dream Reader. I'll try it out. My focus is on world-building rather than a specific story at the moment (yes I said "writing" earlier, that was misle Anonymous Immigration 2016/11/28
> Likewise, I think the solution to bad guys who might use criticism to coerce you involves more criticism, not less. The effective way to respond to someone trying to coerce you with criticism is to be good enough at criticizing their criticism. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
Richard Feynman didn't think about who he was talking to: > I also met Niels Bohr. His name was Nicholas Baker in those days, and he came to Los Alamos with Jim Baker, his son, whose name is really Aage Bohr. They came from Denmark, and they were v Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
> Popper doesn't appear on Audible. Audio books for Popper generally seem rare. Voice Dream Reader. > I've read quite a lot of Rand and I discuss here and some FB groups. do you think you've figured it out enough to plan what to do with your Anonymous Immigration 2016/11/28
>> Like if someone crits me, the fear is they'll then "come for me" because of that flaw. >do you do self-criticism? Yes. I spend some time every day reflecting on the day, what I've done, what I'm going to do, what I've learned. Sometimes this Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
> I keep meeting people who thinking banning guns will help. you keep *choosing* to meet that kind of person instead of spending more time in other contexts. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
> even if they couldn't get a weapon illegally oops, I mean if they couldn't get it legally Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
> But the answer is NOT to ignore guns, or wish guns didn't exist, or cower in fear in your house because somewhere out there in the world is a bad guy with a gun. I keep meeting people who thinking banning guns will help. I point out that, if gun Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/28
It is a big project and will take a lot of time and work. I don't know how long it will take me to get far with the time I can put into it. Multiple years, at least. I don't particularly want to get paid for bad ideas. Learning bad ideas for money Anonymous Immigration 2016/11/28
Ah, I think I get it better. It's not about how to make choices, but whether an idea is true or not. So you could choose to make a decision with some weighting calculation. I doubt it would be a great method, but it could be done. This wouldn't Anonymous Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/28
you can weigh lots of things, e.g. people, literally. and you can make decisions that take into account a weight in some way, e.g. dating skinny girls over fat girls. the decisions themselves, e.g. to date a particular girl or not, are yes/no affai curi Rejecting Gradations of Certainty 2016/11/27
sounds like a big project requiring lots of good ideas to do well -- which means doing things like discussing Mises, Popper and Rand. depends on your goals though. some authors get a substantial following and income writing stuff like this using bad i Anonymous Immigration 2016/11/27
> My premise of being scared of people is like the malevolent universe premise. yes you vaguely feel people are bad and dangerous, and that living a good life (with e.g. learning via online discussions) is risky and won't work. > I'm focusing on Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27
>>> The sum of it is that I expect criticism to be followed by coercion if I don't conform to the criticism. This makes responding to criticism (especially if it comes across as uncompromising) intimidating. >> what sort of coercion? too vague. Anonymous Ignorant Rich People vs. Capitalism 2016/11/27