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You're right that DNA is different in some of the ways you mention from past stuff. I think that's part of how we're talking past each other, since I thought I was clear in my original comment that DNA is different in some ways. I don't think the ways PAS Open Discussion 2018/11/17
I was talking about a problem, not proposing a solution, let alone choosing between different government bans as the solution candidates. You also compared the DNA thing to some past stuff, and I pointed out some ways they were different. I wasn Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/17
#11372 and #11373 I think we're talking past each other so I'll try a different approach. In #11370 anonymous quoted: > How DNA Databases Violate Everyone's Privacy ...and your (Dagny) statements seem to imply you agree that DNA Databases violat PAS Open Discussion 2018/11/17
The perceptual level is *a portion of* the pre-conscious levels. You cannot judge what is given *by the perceptual level* using the information of what is given to your conscious level (which is given by the sum total of all the pre-conscious levels). Anonymous Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
>What important epistemological implication? I indicated some in the preceding response: >>As the basis of all subsequent knowledge, precisely what is given on the perceptual level has implications not only for its own validity, but also for co Scuro Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
> I think the claim that we perceive distinct entities through an automatic and uncontrolled process has important epistemological implication, as does a claim to the contrary. Whichever is the case, it's important to know. What important epistemol Anonymous Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
Response Scuro Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/16
it's like: don't attack the person, only the ideas. but the ideas are the most important part of the person. criticizing their ideas is *especially* threatening. kinda like: don't attack the toes, only the brain. Anonymous Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/15
Ad Hominem curi Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/15
Discord Replies curi Induction & Perception Discord Discussion 2018/11/15
*see* the magnets in the new ipad pro. cool short vid using "magnet paper" – looks like transparent plastic with tiny bits of metal which can move around and show magnet locations: https://twitter.com/MKBHD/status/1062368253316603905 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/15
Also questioning witnesses is pretty limited and hard. You have to find them, then a person has a conversation they interpret, miscommunication happens, etc. Human interaction isn't cheap and doesn't scale well. But marketers or whoever could automate Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/15
DNA can be found years later, after you left. It can leave traces in many places around the world, info you didn't want saved. And it can do this in private places where no one would have seen you (or at least no one that you don't trust) – e.g. in Dagny Open Discussion 2018/11/15
To do a DNA match with these databases they still have to have some of your DNA to match with, right? They need something like one of your hairs left at a crime scene. The database just tells them "that hair came from Joe" where without it they'd j PAS Open Discussion 2018/11/15
https://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram/archives/2018/1115.html > How DNA Databases Violate Everyone's Privacy > [2018.10.15] If you're an American of European descent, there's a 60% chance you can be uniquely identified by public information in DN Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/15
That's good. Alisa Open Discussion 2018/11/13
#11366 they don’t have *integrity*. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/12
There's also "one-sided" and "biased" Alisa Open Discussion 2018/11/12
Democrats often make claims 'without evidence,' but you'll rarely see it mentioned in the headline Alisa Open Discussion 2018/11/12
Today, Ann Coulter [RT'd](https://twitter.com/AnnCoulter/status/1062055518225752065) the VDARE post, saying: > But they're NATURAL REPUBLICANS! From 80 to 60 Percent White: How to Lose a Congressional District Alisa Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/12
https://vdare.com/posts/from-80-to-60-percent-white-how-to-lose-a-congressional-district-no-matter-what-kind-of-republican-you-are >In 2008, Virginia’s seventh congressional district was 79 percent white. Today, it is 65 percent white. ... Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/11
Overwatch teams hire new players primarily using *work sample tests* – they do *tryouts* where they see you *play the game*. Work sample tests are what patio11 and other wise people advise tech companies to use. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/10
#11361 > Independent sellers who offer new and used Apple products on Amazon will have their listings removed after January 4, 2019, under the new deal. Those sellers will need to apply to become Apple authorized resellers on Amazon to continue to Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/10
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/09/apple-amazon-new-product-deal/ > Amazon Inks Deal to Sell New Apple Products Like iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and 2018 iPad Pro Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/10
https://twitter.com/AudaciousEpigon [image] Then in comments, he claims: > I'm a lot better at this than you are--that's fine, I've been doing it for a long time It's easy to discover that I hav curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
Even giving the answer as 75% would be questionable. It's a reasonable estimate that comes from math which makes sense (unlike the 75.1% which is just an error), but I don't think it's exact. curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
Even if all 18778 were dems (they aren't), then 239 variation is over 1% variance. So Audacious Epigone is incorrect to give an answer to a tenth of a percent. curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
[CNN](https://www.cnn.com/election/2018/exit-polls): 18778 respondants, 41% say whites are favored, 87% of those are dems. How many of those respondents are dems? We can't know exactly but we can calculate a range. The *minimum* is: ceil(ceil(18778 curi Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
AE, regarding point 3, you could use a footnote. Doesn't have to be in the body. It's important to show your original work in order to get mistakes corrected, which is something your *best* readers might help with. Regarding SPLC etc, it is help Anonymous Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
If a book has a chart on page 54 with no source in that chapter, but on page 33 there is an unrelated comment with a source which happens to be the same source from the page 54 chart ... is that reasonable? Is the chart sourced? No. There is nothing s Dagny Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
anepigone.blogspot.com Audacious Epigone Bad Scholarship on VDare 2018/11/10
Not surprising Previous student of Justin Justin Kalef vs. Paths Forward 2018/11/08
Overwatch League players are not allowed to have pepe emotes. Dafran just quit OWL and put his emotes back up. Here's a mention of it (there's many, and this came up months ago when they made sinatraa take a tweet down): https://www.reddit.com/r/Co Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/07
3min tour of new esports facility for gen.g (south korean esports team). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAIVRR4Ss0U Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/11/07
Are you okay with China becoming a superpower because of freetrade? FF Globalism 2018/11/07
The claims you're making are not DD's claims and they don't interest me much. I don't think they constitute a thought-out system, and I don't see what problem they are even trying to solve that I don't already have a better solution to. Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/04
>If you add one thing and you don't get a variant, aren't you saying it's still the original thing, unchanged? Or are you claiming that adding one thing just make a new non-variant? If so, you'll really have to clarify what you think the rules are for Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/04
Ideas of the form "X or Y" where X and Y contradict seem like they should be ruled out as explanations (and therefore ruled out as variants of an explanation). If we can't solve conflicts between a set of N conflicting ideas, their union doesn't seem Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/04
Interesting. Related to your discussion: here Dr. Yoram Hazony also argues against one world government. https://mises.org/library/dr-yoram-hazony-liberalism-nationalism-and-globalism Richard Globalism 2018/11/04
Existing international institutions like the EU and the UN suck. They aren't really accountable to anyone but get to make rules and dispose of resources anyway. International projects backed by governments should be limited in scope to activities that oh my god it's turpentine Globalism 2018/11/03
> I Was Wrong About Jordan Peterson (And Vox Day Was Right) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dKS8QM2S-A The thing about Peterson, from my perspective, is that *all* the intellectuals are badly wrong and don't have Paths Forward. And the critics Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
https://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/10/then-they-came-for-youtube.html > Then they came for YouTube > And there was no one to defend it from the censors, because YouTube had already censored or suppressed everyone with the inclination to fight. Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Wait, I got a bit lost. I was saying they are variants. You said: > It seems to me like adding crap doesn't produce a variant of the theory unless the crap contradicts parts of the theory. This seems to be a claim that "X or Y" is not a new or d Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/01
> I don't see where I used the idea that "X" and "X or Y" are the same theory. And adding some n=n+1 would prevent a theory from solving the problems it solves without the n=n+1 detail, so it's excluded by Deutsch's statement of the criterion. I do Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/01
https://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/10/this-explains-so-much.html When he was 14, Jordan Peterson wanted to be the head politician. So he said at an NDP event (New Democratic Party) and got in the news for. and Vox Day on Gab: https://voxday.blo Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
https://voxday.blogspot.com/2018/11/blair-white-outs-fake-conservatives.html > and it's very clear that they don't believe everything that they say that they believe when they're on camera. A lot of them just don't believe. they're just actors, th Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1iyRKjNlY0 Charles Tew edited a recent Jordan Peterson discussion video down to show how empty it is. Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
AGI/Education and what is a variant of a theory Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/11/01
Vox Day on Peterson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiCfEcDw_Dg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuUgS3TRQ9k Around 7min he talks about how the highest IQ people are weeded out of stuff b/c they are disruptive (not obedient followers, do thin Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Owen Benjamin defends Jews. Good points. See the first few minutes of this video: > Jordan Peterson in the Belly of the Whale - Owen Benjamin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIgu0F7VhQE Benjamin says the IDW put him on the website, tried to i Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Benjamain knows his shit. This video on his own channel talks about Alinsky and some more CAA handler stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HllDdQl7lI Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Jordan Peterson Exposed (CAA Owen Benjamin) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpA5AqQtByw Anonymous Jordan Peterson is a Traitor 2018/11/01
Curi, you can add external lists woth ublock origin. Go to settings and turn on the ones you like, imo many of the defaults are great. Other options at: https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/31
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/29/apple-pencil-2-gestures-new-design/ > Apple Pencil 2 Rumored to Feature Gesture Support, New Charging Method and Minimalistic Design supposedly it can magnetically attach to the side of the ipad. that's nice. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/29
Also general purpose hardware compute speed for single threaded code isn't increasing very fast now. So if you think AGIs can run shitty software and it'll just go 10x faster b/c of a 10x faster CPU ... I don't think that'll get us huge wins when we'r Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
> I have to criticize your argument that people waste compute power today. Most people do, but we (AGI developers) know why they do. People that exist today get distracted by fields other than aging research, nuclear risk reduction, etc because of a c Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
Have vs sue Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
Dagny I would have said re:AGI's aren't *fundamentally* better at criticism (they wouldn't sue a different epistemology) that AGI's will just be better at compute power, but I have to criticize your argument that people waste compute power today. Most Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/28
> I don't think they'd have a fundamental advantage over humans at creating arguments, they'd just be good at it like humans. Isn't figuring out education necessary to figuring out AGI? Oh, then why would they solve aging or nuclear war? Wouldn't t Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
Disagreements with DD Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
>> I said nuclear disarmament because I agree with Deutsch that problems shouldn't be prevented but solved and didn't want to solve the apparent contradiction - can you? >You seem to be bringing some political ideas into this which you haven't expl Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
Ranking problems Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/27
Hey Alex, I'm a co-author on this piece. Glad to hear you appreciated us sharing your story. Justin Mallone By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/10/27
I'm glad that you appreciated us sharing this. I've fixed the gender pronouns in the article. curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/10/26
Thank you for sharing! Alex from Detroit By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/10/26
#11318 play some and watch some. don't play a different game if you want to play melee. Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2018/10/22
I'm interested in getting into Melee. I've a relatively large amount of experience with Brawl and even more experience with SSB4. I only have very basic knowledge of Melee and less of Project M, which I currently assume is a sort of "pseudo-Melee"/"Br Anonymous Learn Super Smash Brothers Melee and Philosophy! 2018/10/22
#11315 DD quit philosophy around the time I figured out https://yesornophilosophy.com (years before creating that educational material). I asked him to engage with it but he never engaged much. He chose not to learn and respond to it, I think for curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
> Like, it's conceivable that solving the problem of how to make money is a sub-problem of someone's problem of how to do stuff that requires a stove. I don't think cooking and money making stuff offer strict subset/superset relationships. To make Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
Refutation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
Quality vs quantity of explanation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
from the dumb law archives: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sliced_bread#1943_U.S._ban_on_sliced_bread > During 1943, U.S. officials imposed a short-lived ban on sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure.[6][7] The ban was ordered by Claude R Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/21
>When two ideas contradict each other, then at least one is false. We can't determine that one is false by looking at their positive virtues (how wonderful are they, how useful are they, how much do they explain). Instead, we have to deal with contrad Guilherme Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
> Also, why do you think that the solution to AGI solves aging and the problem of nuclear disarmament? He presumably thinks they will be superintelligent and rapidly self-improving and rapidly solve virtually all problems. That kinda view. --- Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
#11305 >>>a. Corollary 1-1: We should prefer theories that explain more over those that explain less. In other words, we should prefer theories that have fewer problems (things it can’t explain) over ones that have more problems. >>Don't judge Guilherme Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/21
Daniel Pipes is skeptical of Trump's policy on Israel: http://www.danielpipes.org/18546/still-skeptical-of-trump-israel-policy > Question: The Trump administration seems to be following the logic of MEF's Israel Victory Project launched in Janua Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/21
> “Almost every old farmstead in my vicinity is no longer just a home for a single farm family. They are often now surrounded by trailers and lean-tos, in turn sub-rented out to dozens of others—violations of zoning laws and building codes of the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/21
> “Before the summer coup of 2016, Turkey was said to have 50,000 political prisoners. Many of them were members of the country’s oppressed Kurdish minority which is deprived of its most basic civil rights. These include even the use of their own Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/21
#11304 > By "rejected", do you mean "thrown away"? Throwing away ideas for how to solve a problem just because they don't work disables you from modifying them to find a solution. no you don't throw it away, and for the reason you said. you can Dagny Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/20
Quality vs quantity of explanation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/20
Refutation Evan Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/10/20
breaks curi Open Discussion 2018/10/20
ad blocking curi Open Discussion 2018/10/20
Thanks [Alan Forrester](https://conjecturesandrefutations.com) for finding these quotes. curi Turgot on Criticism and Parenting 2018/10/19
I have noticed at least some salespeople have two additional tactics: (1) Assume the close: Instead of getting you to say yes or no, they slowly and carefully move from the pitch into finalizing the transaction as if you said yes. They only stop if PAS Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2018/10/19
patio11 on yes or no answers curi Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2018/10/18
https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1052024953803919360 > If Elizabeth Warren had been Jewish in Nazi Germany, her 1/64th, ancestry, let alone 1/1024th, would have been considered too small to keep her out of the Nazi Party or the SS. That’s how Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/15
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/411377-warren-dna-test-shows-strong-evidence-of-native-american-ancestor > Bustamante said that Warren’s test results show the “vast majority” of her ancestry is European, but that “the results strongly s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/15
Ritualized lying: https://spitfire.overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/thank-you-closer Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/15
https://twitter.com/morganknutson/status/1049523067506966529 Long, interesting story about how awful working at Google+ was. Office politics and crap. Notably, they had to bribe other parts of the company to do G+ integration by paying them lots curi Open Discussion 2018/10/15
http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2018/019182/crowd-counting-through-walls-wifi You can count people moving around a room (or other space) with only one wifi transmitter and one wifi receiver (which can be behind walls). All it takes is math and monitoring Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/14
> But I think the basic issue is leftists think that non-leftists are too dumb to see the brilliant genius of left-wing policies and need to be forced for their own good by the state. I don't think many of them think that. And if they do, it's a co Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
The Left Doesn't Focus on Persuasion Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhS4a11jZOg >> The Legend of Korra is Garbage and Here's Why > 1.6 million views. I thought Avatar The Last Airbender was amazing, but Korra was only OK (not garbage, though!). The video description begins: > Justin Open Discussion 2018/10/12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhS4a11jZOg > The Legend of Korra is Garbage and Here's Why 1.6 million views. I thought Avatar The Last Airbender was amazing, but Korra was only OK (not garbage, though!). The video description begins: > Reup curi Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> The sources noted that the morning Barr’s tweet exploded on the internet, Barr had even offered to issue public apologies and make the rounds on every talk and news show in order to make amends. > “Ben and Channing weren’t having any of tha Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/10/11/arm-v83-javascript > LATEST REVISION TO ARM INSTRUCTION SET INCLUDES OPTIMIZATIONS JUST FOR JAVASCRIPT Apple did some CPU design specifically aimed at javascript performance, cuz javascript matters th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
BTW I put links to the source videos in the description, in case people either wanted more context or wanted to use them for their own vids or whatever. I plan on doing that from now on since it's very little work to do so and adds some real value to Justin Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> The Stakes (America vs. The Mob Part 2) by Justin > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVRDZVq3-0 actual GOP ads are just edits of my vids now ;-DDD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlMIyae9-ZU&frags=pl%2Cwn Justin Open Discussion 2018/10/12
The Stakes (America vs. The Mob Part 2) by Justin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVRDZVq3-0 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> “Another Republican president might have lost his nerve amid all this. More than one elite conservative pundit called on Trump to ditch Kavanaugh and appoint Amy Coney Barrett instead. She was a woman, you see, so she’d be immune to criticism. E Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/11
If it weren't for double standards, the left would have no standards at all. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/11
#11281 Disorganized. Condescending ranting that doesn't really attempt rigor or seriousness. More interested in social dynamics and DHVs than changing the world or educating anyone or clarity. Knows less than he pretends to. Not a philosopher. Lacks p curi Open Discussion 2018/10/09
Thoughts on Moldbuggery, Curi? https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/09
RIP Google+ (the consumer version) + data breach https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/08/google-plus-shutting-down-data-breach/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/08
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Rothbard in *An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought*: > While Aristotle was critical of money-making, he still opposed any limitation – such as Plato had advocated – on an individual's accumulation of private property. Inste curi Rothbard's Bad Scholarship on Godwin and Popper 2018/10/06
> “Kavanaugh, for the first time, used language in his testimony to make it implicitly clear to the people whose support he needed—people who would pressure wavering senators—that he was being assaulted by the very forces Republicans and conserv Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/06
guides to going pro in overwatch – general stuff and role specific. https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/9lnfl7/beginningyourpathtopro_main_support/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/05
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/05/anandtech-iphone-xs-review/ > AnandTech Calls A12 Bionic in iPhone XS 'Just Margins Off' Best Desktop CPUs in New Review also > As part of the review, AnandTech also offered a look at how Apple has improve Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/05
#11272 apple and amazon have denied it. https://daringfireball.net/2018/10/bloomberg_the_big_hack https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/10/04/what-businessweek-got-wrong-about-apple Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
A guy runs down the origin of a fake title for Federalist 78 in this twitter thread https://twitter.com/derektmuller/status/1047902874762502144?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
> “There are two ways for spies to alter the guts of computer equipment. One, known as interdiction, consists of manipulating devices as they’re in transit from manufacturer to customer. This approach is favored by U.S. spy agencies, according to Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
> On campus, all can present equally valid narratives. What privileges one story over another is not necessarily any semblance to reality, at least as established by evidence and facts. Instead, powerful victimizers supposedly “construct” truths b Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
Meant to set the voat.co title to the title here. It's: "UBISOFT leaks: company mandates diversity training for white employees, HR drones brag about hiring based on skin color! Anti-white propaganda to be implemented in all games" Alisa Open Discussion 2018/10/03
https://voat.co/v/gaming/2762495 Alisa Open Discussion 2018/10/03
> “At other times, we scoured the existing grievance studies literature to see where it was already going awry and then tried to magnify those problems. Feminist glaciology? Okay, we’ll copy it and write a feminist astronomy paper that argues femi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/03
> “Our paper-writing methodology always followed a specific pattern: it started with an idea that spoke to our epistemological or ethical concerns with the field and then sought to bend the existing scholarship to support it. The goal was always to Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/03
Mill advocating communism as a way of reducing the number of living human beings: http://www.econlib.org/library/Mill/mlP14.html#II.1.13 > The Communistic scheme, instead of being peculiarly open to the objection drawn from danger of over-popula curi Open Discussion 2018/10/03
https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/1047239328013930497 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/02
>ON FRIDAY, FACEBOOK revealed that it had suffered a security breach that impacted at least 50 million of its users, and possibly as many as 90 million. What it failed to mention initially, but revealed in a followup call Friday afternoon, is that the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/01
AirPower charging pads may be stalled due to intellectual property legal issues. https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/09/17/is-apples-airpower-wireless-charging-pad-late-because-of-something-besides-technical-challenges Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
>“Ten years ago, the $999 price of iPhone X would not have bought a state of the art camera, a pocketable computer, a personal audio player, portable TV and a cellular phone, let alone paid for any of the new key features of iPhone X. Add in inflati Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
https://research.mozilla.org/files/2018/04/The-Effect-of-Ad-Blocking-on-User-Engagement-with-the-Web.pdf Mozilla looked at some web browsing data and found: > In the group that installed an ad blocker, we find significant increases in both activ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
And Apple products are a major part of *the good life* today. Philosophers should care about the tools they use to read/write/watch/listen/record. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/30
Apple is wonderful and interesting. Though Cook is far worse than Jobs :( curi Open Discussion 2018/09/30
curi.us - Apple tech news (also objectivism) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1045755377520766976.html [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/29
The story of XQC (overwatch player/streamer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1bgzFGyNuU Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/29
Comparison and criticism of speedrunning marathons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vjyy-UkZBY Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/29
Why do you damn Trump with faint praise? Eg."a few good things in relation to Israel". He's done better on Israel than other president. That good needs to be clearly called out like Netanyahu does: https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.haaretz.com/amp Anonymous Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/28
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Found a Mojave bug: open 2 finder windows, A and B. open a 2nd tab in A. drag the 2nd tab to B. click the close button on window A. it leaves A open and closes B (both tabs). Repeatable. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/27
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/09/27/hill-facebook > The researchers also found that if User A, whom we’ll call Anna, shares her contacts with Facebook, including a previously unknown phone number for User B, whom we’ll call Ben, advert Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/27
#11249 No. oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/09/26
Is this blog antisemitic? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
New Coulter column: http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-09-26.html > NO MORE MR. WHITE GUY Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
https://brooksreview.net/2018/09/safari-content-blocker-evaluations-92618-edition/ > Safari Content Blocker Evaluations – 9/26/18 Edition > 1Blocker X is leagues better than the rest. That's what I was already using :) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
What did I get wrong? Trump has done a few good things in relation to Israel but he remains squishy on Israel like he is also squishy on most other things, and he has in fact said awful things related to Israel, Islam, etc, fairly recently (e.g. his G curi Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/26
#5087 - Do you now admit Trump could write that speech without hired help and he meant what he said? The main post got many things wrong and Trump has been a good friend of Israel. Anonymous Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/26
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/26/apple-news-publishers-high-traffic-poor-revenue/ > Report Reveals Apple News Brings Publishers Much Higher Traffic But a Lot Less Ad Revenue > In a stark example, Slate revealed that it earns more money from Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/26/apple-watch-series-4-second-supplier-compal/ > Apple Watch Series 4 Expected to Gain Second Manufacturer Following 'Much Better Than Expected' Demand Just got mine yesterday. I like it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
http://www.displaymate.com/Diamond_41a.html [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/24
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/24/iphone-storage-profitable/ > In research compiled by Bloomberg, the 64GB iPhone XS cost Apple $23.68 for the NAND storage specifically, the 256GB cost $66.24, and the 512GB cost $132.48. In terms of revenue, the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/24
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/24/apple-shazam-acquisition-finalized/ > Apple Finalizes Shazam Acquisition, App Will Soon Become Ad-Free Also MacOS Mojave came out today. Back up your computer before updating! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/24
what are some good productivity extensions for Chrome? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/23
fucking racists Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/23
Discipline = Freedom Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
The standard TCS answer to this is: local anesthetic (e.g. emla cream). I don't object to a friendly atmosphere per se, and I think it's good to give the child some prior experience with things (like touching the child with the sheathed needle with curi Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
I saw a video that reminded me of what a difficult problem vaccinations for babies seems to be. Babies don't seem to like them or want them. Giving a vaccine predictably has a high chance of causing the baby to cry. Yet if babies don't get vaccina PAS Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
@#11232 http://fallibleliving.com/essays/rational-politics/89-a-short-history-of-israel and you didn't specify any particular claims you think are good and important from the article. this is a problem because the article doesn't read as an organiz Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/23
All these theories go out the window the moment you have a kid and realize that theory match with reality. Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
Juice Pulp Open Discussion 2018/09/23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VPXzoDObNw RealRandFansAreAutists Open Discussion 2018/09/22
Andy, fuck off. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTqMM7HNM8 RealRandFansLoveLiberty Open Discussion 2018/09/22
> He also never took any interest in the That sentence should say *in the topic of overreaching* on the end. He did say he liked Paths Forward, but then never acted accordingly. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/22
#11225 Yeah, that was a couple days after he got triggered because I and others don't hate the idea of Trump building a wall. I told him he was triggered, and some other warnings, and asked some questions, and he just ignored me and kept ranting for l curi Open Discussion 2018/09/21
#11225 He was talking to curi. He was triggered because curi criticized his approach to subreddit moderation – which he both defended and also simultaneously disowned since he isn't solely in charge. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/21
[6:28 PM] HeuristicWorld (Andy): I am really kind of confused at your bullying attitude towards me [6:30 PM] HeuristicWorld (Andy): Sabotaging, I guess you expect me to be like everyone else here that takes your word for gospel [6:30 PM] HeuristicWo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTqMM7HNM8 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/21
#11222 Why are you linking that? Do you have a question? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/20
https://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/comments/9hjldl/progressives_are_completely_failing_at_properly/ David Fapman Open Discussion 2018/09/20
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/09/france-marine-le-pen-ordered-to-undergo-psychiatric-tests-for-posting-photos-critical-of-the-islamic-state Quotes: > France: Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for posting photos critical of the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/20
lame. at least archive.org has them curi Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/20
all the links to donaldjtrump.com and tedcruz.org on this blogpost 404, here they are: wants to pause https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration advocates some moderate stuff https://ww Anonymous Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/20
Current time-slice principles of justice RN Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Giahp-hkK9Y Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/20
mykl's apology/reflections curi Open Discussion 2018/09/20
uneducated people talking about mental illness when not even having a bachelors harm more Anonymous Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/09/19
#11213 i don't have music running thru my head most of the time. almost never. sometimes i have music running thru my head, like right after hearing a song. i only listen to music while driving or working out. often i like it silent while dr Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/19
#11152 > Why do people have music running through their heads? Is there anything we can do to get it to stop? Are there people who don't have music running through their heads most of the time? If so, what's the difference between them and the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/19
> How do I get better at these two things? Are there step-by-step instructions for doing this that work for most people? No. Knowledge that good – to not only highly effectively help an individual with such a problem, but actually to help anyone curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/18
Two problems I'm running into are things you mentioned: I don't understand what I read very well. And I'm not very good at correcting errors in my understanding of what I read. How do I get better at these two things? Are there step-by-step instruc beginner Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Forstall: Whenever I ate with Steve, he insisted on paying for me, which I thought was a little odd. Even if we went in together and he selected something quick like premade sushi, and Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Scott Forstall (SVP of software, 1997–2012): Those buildings were mazes. Every time I would bring someone on campus, they would get lost. There’s only one time I remember someone n Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Cook: It was an awful time. The stock crashed, it goes down by 60 to 70 percent. We get a call from Ted Waitt, founder of Gateway. He wants to talk about acquiring Apple. Steve and I w Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Schiller: We’re like, “Steve! Newton customers are picketing! What do you want to do? They’re angry.” And Steve said, “They have every right to be angry. They love Newton. It Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B229-KLudTo > 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT PILOT LANDS HER PLANE WITHOUT A WHEEL! They do a good job of staying calm and handling the situation in a reasonable manner. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
#11202 Did you have any particular facts in mind? oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/09/18
Antidepressants Harm JC Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/09/18
> weird, i'm super nice. lmao Anonymous Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2018/09/17
truth hurts bro. facts don't care about your feelings. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
#11200 Your hostile comments don't include specific arguments about specific claims anyone made. You don't appear to be attempting to have a rational discussion. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
sounds like a bullshit excuse to let bad science that agrees with you pass through and ignore the good science that disagrees with you. That's how you get climate change deniers, anti-vaxxers and flat earthers. Postmodernism on the right. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
https://twitter.com/JonathanTurley/status/1041900047800123393 > Venezuela’s Maduro Orders 3,500 Percent Increase in Minimum Wage … 40 Percent of Businesses Close Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/17
Ok. I see your point about coming at it backwards. And right now, I can't think of a problem that the ranking solves. You can just use general criticisms when comparing treatment options. Criticisms such as: - so far this drug has only been tried Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/17
> Is there some usefulness in ranking study designs, though? I’m trying to figure out exactly what should be ranked, if anything at all. More on this below. This is backwards. You should start with a problem and seek solutions, not take a poten Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
updated to use archive.org https://web.archive.org/web/20161201020817/https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/trade/ i think it's awful that trump takes down his recent campaign info. he's still president, he ran on this info, and it's already off curi Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/17
#11191 > You shouldn't rank drugs by the types of studies that failed to refute them. Is there some usefulness in ranking study designs, though? I’m trying to figure out exactly what should be ranked, if anything at all. More on this below. Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/17
>He worries about "trade deficits" the link in the words "trade deficits" 404s now. Anonymous Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/17
#11192 People have different problems. I could make something like that if people were rational, but they get stuck on their personal irrationalities. There already are generic things like that, such as the FI website essays or reading recommendations curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/16
> FI involves ideas that are actually good and effective, as against rivals offering similar overall stuff (rational ideas) but which are incorrect. FI faces the following major challenges: 1) people are so badly educated they screw up when trying to beginner Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/16
> One of my conversational goals is to understand whether I'm making a mistake. Yes you're making lots of mistakes due to epistemological ignorance. You yourself say "vaguely". You shouldn't rank drugs by the types of studies that failed to refute Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/16
This article makes some of the same points as the blog post above, but not the coin flipping point. https://mises.org/library/choice-and-preference Anonymous Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
> To end on a positive note: Block’s practice of introspection is far better than his theory. Caplan does indeed agree that “[Austrianism] has far more to offer the practitioner of economics than [Marxism]” (Block 1999, p. 37). what the fuck. curi Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
Bryan Caplan curi Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
#11186 No Das Kapital or Mao's Red book FF Open Discussion 2018/09/16
Sad to see Wikipedia list "Atlas Shrugged" in the worst books near "Mein Kamph" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_books_considered_the_worst#Atlas_Shrugged_(Ayn_Rand,_1957) FF Open Discussion 2018/09/16
#11180 >Different metrics of evidence quality are used for different purposes. (Though such things are overrated and often no such metric is needed.) Is there a useful metric (and ranking) of evidence quality associated with the hierarchy of ev Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/16
> Total ignorance is a bit of a stretch. I've done enough research to distinguish what I would consider weak and strong studies. However, I don't have to be an expert in research design to know that the goal is not authoritarian control but an attempt Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/16
> calling curi mistaken without argument (a bit of a stretch is a claim about an error without giving reasoning) oops i didn't check the quote authors at first. but then i realized he was insulting me, not curi, this time. well, i await a of refuta Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/16
#11181 You're advocating psychological pressure (as against rational arguments), calling curi mistaken without argument (a bit of a stretch is a claim about an error without giving reasoning), mistaken about strength and weakness (see https://yesornop Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/16
>> I may not have a full grasp of that side or yours but I do not think you presented it in a way that is in accord with the principle of charity. > The principle of charity is commonly used to attack and pressure people – like you've just done Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/15
"quality of evidence" is not a well-defined, singular thing with any universal purpose. Different metrics of evidence quality are used for different purposes. (Though such things are overrated and often no such metric is needed.) Kate, you don't Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/15
Do they differ in their quality of evidence that a particular tested treatment will actually work in reality as guessed? If so, is it useful to rank them according to this difference? Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/15
Kate, you seem to be asking about whether there's any difference btwn the things in the pyramid, or if CR views them as identical. Yes there are differences. They are, literally, different. These differences may be mentioned in arguments when people Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/15
Clarification: >To clarify, I'm not criticizing treatment A itself. It could still be good. But I'm criticizing me going with it right now because it has given much of a demonstration on how it'll actually work in reality (yet). [...] because it Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/15
>So what's relevant is whether there is a criticism of the study, not what kind of study it is. So this diagram is about assigning authority not about how to make judgements rationally. Suppose treatment A has been investigated in a case study (som Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/15
#11172 > I don't think that's the most charitable interpretation of this. It could well come close to straw-manning what is intended with this. > > It is not about popularity or even authority. RCTs are put above cohort studies. But if a coho Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/15
> I may not have a full grasp of that side or yours but I do not think you presented it in a way that is in accord with the principle of charity. The principle of charity is commonly used to attack and pressure people – like you've just done – Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/14
Expressing the position of Critical Rationalism is not straw manning. It is an actual, important disagreement. We have serious, published reasoning for this (which our opponents will not answer). curi Open Discussion 2018/09/14
I don't think that's the most charitable interpretation of this. It could well come close to straw-manning what is intended with this. It is not about popularity or even authority. The whole goal is to keep us from fooling ourselves, as we are Andy Open Discussion 2018/09/14
[image] (Image from https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Hierarchy-of-evidence-pyramid-The-pyramidal-shape-qualitatively-integrates-the-amount-of_fig1_311504831 ) this is all about *who should rule* curi Open Discussion 2018/09/14
If your current ideas (logic, explanations, etc) don't enable you to understand what's going on in an empirical situation, that you have more to learn and investigate. It can be a sign of a problem or at least an opportunity to understand more. But no curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
#11168 With criticisms, as always. Whether or not the criticisms mention data, criticism is always the method of making intellectual progress. Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
So how do we error correct in the light of new information? Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
#11166 Size is another factor. I don't think I'd want a larger phone than my X. I've tried a plus phone before and didn't like it. I can comfortably hold this in one hand. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/14
https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-xs-versus-iphone-xs-max-versus-iphone-xr-whats-the-difference/ I think I'm going to get the XR. The processor is the same as the XS. I don't care about the screen or camera not being quite as good. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/14
*Logic and philosophy are not empirically falsifiable and are not supposed to be.* Not everything is a scientific issue, and no issues are pure science (making scientific claims always involves some philosophy of science, too). Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11161 In the first 30 seconds, he says right wingers as a group "invariably" make certain arguments (which are not even close to my main points on the subject), accuses them of calling people "cucks" (which I don't do), and says he'll look at data (r Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/13
I am a little worried that your theory might not be falsifiable. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11161 was me Andy Open Discussion 2018/09/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIL3JD7rxdE Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
> Even if the measure of unemployment is flawed. Would the base change still no matter. So let's say that unemployment is at 10% before the minimum wage increase. It then remains at 10% post minimum wage increase. Suppose that were true – that fo Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Ok playing devil's advocate here: Even if the measure of unemployment is flawed. Would the base change still no matter. So let's say that unemployment is at 10% before the minimum wage increase. It then remains at 10% post minimum wage increase. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Best educational Overwatch streamer I've found: https://www.twitch.tv/fahzix Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
#11156 These people claim their economic policies aren't causing unemployment, while also being well aware that *we have unemployment*. Measuring the amount of unemployment may be hard, but it's uncontroversial that there are quite a few unemployed pe Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11155 Two more points I'll mention quickly. 1) We already have unemployment. We clearly don't have a liberal-capitalist system in place – at most we have something which partially resembles it. So it'd be really important to figure out what is curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11154 It reads like a foreign language because it's not meant to be understood. If it was understood, people would see it's flaws. It's meant to be dealt with in ways like these: 1) People can accept the conclusions on authority. 2) Activists c curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Well I guess we can start with this one: http://www.sole-jole.org/17722.pdf To be honest I don't understand the Math involved in this study. I never heard of a Bunching Estimator and when I look at the methodology I might as well be reading some Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
I don't know why a song gets stuck. But what works for me is to finish out the song in my head. Play it out until the end, then it no longer plays. Andy Open Discussion 2018/09/13
Why do people have music running through their heads? Is there anything we can do to get it to stop? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
http://www.settingtheworldtorights.com :( Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
#11148 He didn't seem aware that paddling is already a thing in lots of US schools. And he was kinda hateful of strict parenting without a word about how the standard other side of that debate is also awful ("permissive parenting" is bad). Basically a Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
#11147 Pick a link and say what you can refute and what part you can't. curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jl2pRJRZNg Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
> Andy, are you satisfied about minimum wage? Convinced? Done with the topic? > If not, got further questions and objections? > If so, do you see how not everything is about research and sometimes logic and math are goods tool? And got any ideas Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Related to the discussion of Sam Harris: http://curi.us/2137-sam-harris-vs-capitalism Anonymous Discord Discussions 2018/09/12
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/09/12/leaked-video-google-leaderships-dismayed-reaction-to-trump-election/ leaked video of Google leaders hating Trump and expressing their desire to use their control over information for political activism. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/12
Just got emailed this: > We noticed that you haven't logged into your ESL account within least 4 years and we are writing to inform you that we will unfortunately have to close your account soon. We are forced to do this due to the GDPR policy that Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/12
#11142 There are tons of related issues, and they aren't all about welfare. If you have stocks to sell that have gone up in value, you will be taxed more for this if you have higher income, so there's an incentive there to work less (perhaps temporari Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/12
#11061 this article seemed relevant to our discussion especially second paragraph > “So, we know that a sizable number of minimum-wage earners are not in need of a wage that can support a household. But what of the minimum-wage earners who are? Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/12
Andy, are you satisfied about minimum wage? Convinced? Done with the topic? If not, got further questions and objections? If so, do you see how not everything is about research and sometimes logic and math are goods tool? And got any ideas about curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/12
EU gonna tax online links!? https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/09/12/eu-copyright-directive/#comment-4965 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/12
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/09/11/amazon-peterson [image] There's no way that's what Jeff Bezos wants his managers to do about injuries. He probably considers it just as immoral as most oth Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/12
> We had fantastic benefits from the Space program such as MRI's and CatScans for example. GPS, home insulation, smoke detectors, heart pump technology. The list is quite long. I agree there were major upsides. That is not, however, a comparison to Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/10
> and it's unclear to me that we did benefit from the NASA's tax funding relative to what could have been done with that wealth instead but wasn't. We had fantastic benefits from the Space program such as MRI's and CatScans for example. GPS, home i Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/10
lol Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2018/09/10
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_Nationality_Act_of_1965 > Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 > The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (H.R. 2580; Pub.L. 89–236, 79 Stat. 911, enacted June 30, 1968), also known as the Ha Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/10
[image] Epstein is so second-handed and/or panders to those who are. He asks about how Objectivism helped people accomplish things *that are recognized by other people with high social status*. That's ir Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/10
link for #11132 https://twitter.com/rooshv/status/1039144452722327552 Someone posted mykl's latest Overwatch YouTube video on reddit. mykl wrote the following comment: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/9emp1m/leaking_florida curi Open Discussion 2018/09/10
Amazon Censoring PUA Books curi Open Discussion 2018/09/10
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/09/08/app-store-alex-jones > APPLE HAS PERMANENTLY BANNED ALEX JONES’ INFOWARS APP FROM THE APP STORE :( And DF tries to use the authority of Popper to justify it :( Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/08
> Why is increasing the spending power of the lower classes not good for everyone? Because, broadly, they aren't the best and brightest, and they would spend it on consumption expenditures instead of future-oriented investments. The masses would ow curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> Surely there is a way to help, problems are soluble right? There are lots of ways to help people, including at a profit. Furthermore, there are lots of ways to prioritize where to direct help. In general, *productive expenditures* make everyone r curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
Yeah I don't think force would help. I don't want to discourage risk takers, as a lot of our biggest gains worldwide were at the back of some incredibly risky endevours. Though some of the riskiest huge projects were government funded like the Space Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
If you want high profits to be curtailed, you're taking away the incentive to make risky career decisions to try to achieve high profits, and the incentive for investors to invest in those kinds of companies. Also, there's no way to achieve it other t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
>> I honestly don't know. I don't know if there is a way to incentivize a company to after they are making a certain profit start reinvesting in their employees somehow. It is hard for me to see a minimum wage working anymore. > In general, it's ba Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> I honestly don't know. I don't know if there is a way to incentivize a company to after they are making a certain profit start reinvesting in their employees somehow. It is hard for me to see a minimum wage working anymore. In general, it's bad t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/11/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-one-understanding-ubers-bleak-operating-economics.html >> Published financial data shows that Uber is losing more money than any startup in history and that its ability to capture Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> The primary reason that people drive for Uber is that it helps people relative to not driving for Uber, in their opinion. That's why many Uber drivers stick around. They consider it a better option than their alternatives. You think they are stupid, Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/11/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-one-understanding-ubers-bleak-operating-economics.html > There have been hundreds of articles claiming that Uber has produced wonderful benefits, but none of these benefits increase curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/11/can-uber-ever-deliver-part-one-understanding-ubers-bleak-operating-economics.html > Published financial data shows that Uber is losing more money than any startup in history and that its ability to capture cu curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.businessinsider.com/uber-leaked-finances-accounts-revenues-profits-2017-2 > repeatedly, leaks of Uber's financial data have shown the company carrying huge losses. Uber doesn't seem to be exploiting workers with huge profit margins, curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
The primary reason that people drive for Uber is that it helps people relative to not driving for Uber, in their opinion. That's why many Uber drivers stick around. They consider it a better option than their alternatives. You think they are stupid, b curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
Indeed and that's why it has such a high turnover rate. The people who enter these deals get screwed, the Uber CEO keeps getting richer and as soon as the employee realizes that they are getting screwed and leaves, no problem for the business another Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
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[image] https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/07/trump-pussy-hat-design-withdrawn-after-gender-furor/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/07
> So antifa is defensible, but Lauren Southern and Rebel Media are beyond the pale? To this question, the person actually replied beginning with a clear answer: "Yes." curi Open Discussion 2018/09/07
#11112 There are many crucial IRL factors we haven't talked about so far, like the 500,000 ways our governments have come up with to prevent the formation of new businesses and make existing businesses have much lower max $/hr they can pay. Going t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuHpp9XsXkE&lc=UgyvZEB8_s2cBjHdFuB4AaABAg.8ku5OfVt77y8kuAdZwnaWO Like Facebook, YouTube permalinks don't actually work. But there's only a few comments so you can probably find it. I responded to a hostile comment wi curi Open Discussion 2018/09/07
> Also, there are ways we could expand the hypothetical scenario, e.g. by having 3 different industries and some workers can only work in one industry and some are multi-talented. Maybe you can already imagine how those changes to the scenario won't m Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/07
> OK so I guess you don't think a minimum wage is good in these scenarios, right? But you still think it might be good for Uber drivers and some other cases? If so, what are some other aspects of the Uber situation (or Walmart or whatever) that you th Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
OK so I guess you don't think a minimum wage is good in these scenarios, right? But you still think it might be good for Uber drivers and some other cases? If so, what are some other aspects of the Uber situation (or Walmart or whatever) that you thin curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
So far so good. Yes. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
> But the minimum wage would interfere if a new company wants to move in and hire another 100 workers but can only do it for less than $50. So if i see that company 1 is only paying $1/hour, I'd be willing to start a business even though I am ineffici curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
> OK let's try this. Say there's only one company, the other 19 disappear. It's the one that can pay up to $50/hr and still make enough profit. It hires 100 people, and 700 people have no jobs. > *Maybe* the following happens: The wages it pays are Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
OK let's try this. Say there's only one company, the other 19 disappear. It's the one that can pay up to $50/hr and still make enough profit. It hires 100 people, and 700 people have no jobs. *Maybe* the following happens: The wages it pays are $1/ curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
Oh I get a little scattered sometimes. No I was in agreement with you about the scenario of low competition. I can't think, based on the logic we laid out, of a way that creating an artificial minimum wage would not end up screwing those that need it Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
There absolutely is competition for Uber, Facebook, and YouTube. The issue is they are (now, but not originally) winning by a lot. And they reason they're winning is not just about being first movers, e.g. Facebook was preceded by My Space. Also some curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
I should mention that I don't think the solution is minimum wage for these issues. I am just thinking about some IRL scenarios in where there is a disconnect from the theory presented. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
The thing is that there really isn't competition in these new economies. It seems like it's just a matter of who are the first movers and what is popular. There really is not a competition to Uber, Facebook, YouTube. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
The first factor I see is much higher supply of labor. So I'll start there. Take the scenario with 20 companies but raise the number of workers from 800 to 500,000. What happens? Wages drop to, let's say, $1/hr, and 2000 people are hired. We could curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
>So, next step, I suggest you try to come up with ways the this kind of economic logic would not apply. What kind of situations would change things, and then what would the effects be? >Try to come up with *one factor* at a time, so it'll be easier Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/06
#11098 Also, on top of that, as Reisman would point out, the employed workers may have to pay taxes to provide some welfare for the 300 people who are prevented from working. curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
Oh also I forgot. About the $80 minimum wage law in the scenario, I'll paste some of my answer about it: A minimum wage of $80/hour would cause 300 workers to be unemployed. Only 5 businesses are able to pay $80/hour or more and remain profitable, curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11096 Great. I think the scenario went well. So, next step, I suggest you try to come up with ways the this kind of economic logic would not apply. What kind of situations would change things, and then what would the effects be? Try to come up curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11095 Yes Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11094 Yes. OK, backing up I had a concern about this: >> What if the #20 business also expanded to be able to hire up to 400 workers? > Rank 20 can't pay their workers enough to keep them, being able to hire 2x presumably means they could pay t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Another new business is created. This businessman invented a really great new product which is easy to make. He's able to offer wages of up to $500/hour for up to 100 workers while still making a 5% return on his capital or higher. What affect does Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11092 > What do you mean? Like maximum amount someone can bid for labor or a new business that can afford to pay that much I meant the example above: >> Another new business is created. This businessman invented a really great new product w curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> #11090 Great. Can you try some of the questions again then? > With the new $500/hr max bid business, what does the wage rage become for everyone? What do you mean? Like maximum amount someone can bid for labor or a new business that can afford Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11090 Great. Can you try some of the questions again then? With the new $500/hr max bid business, what does the wage rage become for everyone? With 200 workers entering or leaving, what is the effect on wages? When the #1 business expands to curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> This is incorrect. > The top 8 businesses would all pay $61/hour (or $60.01 if you want to use cents and the numbers are exact to the penny), because at that price the bottom 12 businesses will drop out of the market – they aren't willing to hire Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11088 This is incorrect. The top 8 businesses would all pay $61/hour (or $60.01 if you want to use cents and the numbers are exact to the penny), because at that price the bottom 12 businesses will drop out of the market – they aren't willing t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>Can you figure out, specifically, which businesses would hire the 800 workers and what wages each business would pay each worker that it hires? Assuming full transparency Rank 1 Business would pay $96/hour Rank 2 $95 3$90 4.$85 80 75 70 65 Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
Can you figure out, specifically, which businesses would hire the 800 workers and what wages each business would pay each worker that it hires? > Business 6-8 Would go out of business because they can't afford to pay them that much. 300 of the work curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> What optimally happens in a free market, and why? How many workers are hired by which businesses, and what are their wages? What is the unemployment rate? In what ways does *worker need* matter (like the minimum wages needed for a good standard of l Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
OK, great. I think we should go through a more detailed scenario to review the economics more and see if we're on the same page yet. I am currently making educational content related to Reisman's book, (mostly videos), so I'm pasting below a scenario curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11083 Yes Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11082 Ok and do you agree about the first part of #11081 ? curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>Setting aside the world today, do you think the assumptions are *approximately* possible, or that nothing very similar could be possible IRL in any human society? No I think anything is possible barring the laws of physics interfering. So yes it i Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Yes but This would require transparency I am not sure is possible I think. Both the employer and the employee need to know what the value of a particular labor market is, As an employee I would have to know what everyone doing my job is getting paid curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>> Well hold on if, if the business can afford to pay them above that minimum wage and make a profit (but smaller) then no they would not take a loss > Either they are worth more than the minimum wage to the business, or else the business would tak Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Well hold on if, if the business can afford to pay them above that minimum wage and make a profit (but smaller) then no they would not take a loss Either they are worth more than the minimum wage to the business, or else the business would take a curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> #11076 You need to understand the theory better before trying to analyze a case like ridesharing. Ok >> I guess in theory, Well it would make it so employers can't underbid for labor > Could they underbid for labor without minimum wage? Wou Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11076 You need to understand the theory better before trying to analyze a case like ridesharing. > I guess in theory, Well it would make it so employers can't underbid for labor Could they underbid for labor without minimum wage? Wouldn't that curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> OK, so we can agree there is competition by businessmen for workers in the US in general, as the typical situation? And that therefore our initial expectation should be that wages will be set by supply and demand, like an auction where employers bid Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Yeah I would say that most areas have employment options. OK, so we can agree there is competition by businessmen for workers in the US in general, as the typical situation? And that therefore our initial expectation should be that wages will be curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11073 was me. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>> Well it does depend on where you are right? Some areas won't have all those options. > Most areas of the US have many employment options, right? That's why I asked about what the common situation is (whether there is competition of businessmen f Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Well it does depend on where you are right? Some areas won't have all those options. Most areas of the US have many employment options, right? That's why I asked about what the common situation is (whether there is competition of businessmen for curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11070 But the owner of Uber is making off with insane amounts of money, and they are only responsible for the application. The workers provide the labor and the parts (their own cars). Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
>There is target, sears, CVS, walgreens, ikea, safeway, trader joe's, costco, etc...? And many of those workers could also work in construction, in a wide variety of retail stores or restaurants, as bus or uber drivers, and many other things, right? Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> I believe I saw that Walmart is the largest employer in the USA. I don't think there is a lot of competition in that department. There is target, sears, CVS, walgreens, ikea, safeway, trader joe's, costco, etc...? And many of those workers could curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> #11066 Do you agree that, in general, in most of the US, there is competition of businessmen for workers? Do you see lack of competition as a special exception that comes up sometimes, or as a common situation? I don't know to be honest. I believ Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
#11066 Do you agree that, in general, in most of the US, there is competition of businessmen for workers? Do you see lack of competition as a special exception that comes up sometimes, or as a common situation? curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> It said people are paid by supply and demand, not by productivity. (Demand and productivity are related to each other). It said wages are set in an auction and it's in the interests of business owners to set wages high enough to avoid a labor shorta Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
https://www.epi.org/publication/raising-americas-pay/ Raising America’s Pay Appendix Data https://www.epi.org/publication/raising-americas-pay-data/ Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
Inflation Calculations curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> I don't know if exactly false but for example I am not entirely convinced that people are paid by their productivity. Just imagine being a business owner, if my entire goal is to make as much profit, which correct me if I'm wrong is the most common curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> OK my first question is if you found any parts you think are *false*. Did you identify any incorrect logical reasoning? Any factual claims which are contradicted by facts? Any mistaken assumptions? I don't know if exactly false but for example I Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/05
> Would Amazon have to itself directly hire the most marginal employee(s) brought into the labor market by the govt "workfare" in order to get any benefit? No. > Do you disagree with the point about a govt subsidy for people who work bringing mo Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11058 OK my first question is if you found any parts you think are *false*. Did you identify any incorrect logical reasoning? Any factual claims which are contradicted by facts? Any mistaken assumptions? Note that I don't believe there is any stat curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
I might as well think out loud about what I read there. I think it makes sense logically but it is a theory and I don't know how it would work in practice. It assumes for example that a company could not afford to pay someone poorly because competi Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> Continuing from discord, trying to discuss minimum wage with Andy and resolve the issue (as I claim is achievable). Please begin by reading: > 1) Economics in One Lesson, chapter 18, "Minimum Wage Laws". (5 pages) > 2) short Reisman article: h Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> #11048 Have you or anyone else done any kind of detailed analysis of the different kinds of welfare and how much effect they have? I haven't. I bet there's research vaguely on the general topic area but I don't know of any offhand that's any good Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11048 Have you or anyone else done any kind of detailed analysis of the different kinds of welfare and how much effect they have? Note that lots of companies don't want to hire people who don't want to be there. Food stamps has some looking-for-wo Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> And you didn't answer this question: Do you agree that Tucker has made any Marxist error? yes i agree. i saw Tucker's error initially as just more generally anti-big-business/wealthy people and not specifically Marxism. but the idea that amazon Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11053 People do complain that amazon accepts food stamps and profits from those sales. did you google up any articles before claiming they don't? here's one which claims it's a tax payer subsidy when a store like Amazon sells something that is paid f Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
> #11048 Do you agree that Tucker has made any Marxist error? If so, did you miss it before or you didn't think it was worth mentioning or what? at the moment i wrote my initial stuff i was focused on replying to the discord chat participant and no Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
if you limit the comments displayed, it now says how many are displayed out of the total (at the top, right under the blog post) and has a link to show all comments. example: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion?comments=30 note: you cannot us curi Open Discussion 2018/09/04
#11048 Do you agree that Tucker has made any Marxist error? If so, did you miss it before or you didn't think it was worth mentioning or what? Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11047 We can all agree it'd be nice if people made more money (that corresponded to a real increase in their standard of living, not just because the government doubled the amount of money in existence). But before being upset about problems in the w curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
#11045 I answered as a podcast https://curi.us/podcast/dying-hair curi Open Discussion 2018/09/04
> JustinCEO wrote on discord, regarding [Tucker Carlson's attack on business](https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1035334044698009600): >>>> Both amazon and the worker take the existence of the govt handouts as a given and thus calculate arou Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
I'm trying to remain open to this information and I am continuing to read what you gave me. But just... Any way you spin it, a company as successful as Amazon paying their full time employees as badly as the fact that they need to go on welfare to me Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
Tucker's Marxist Analysis of Amazon, Walmart, Uber Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/04
Is it lying to dye your hair so it doesn't look like you are starting to get some grey hairs? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/04
#11042 M-C-M' describes the business process. it means you spend money (M) on raw materials, labor, and other inputs to production. in that way, you create and then sell commodities (C), and then get revenue (M') at a later time from the sales. In thi curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11041 the best way to start with fields, in general, is by finding out what the main *intellectual* sides think. in this case, that's liberalism and marxism, and maybe a few others. the empirical research and economics reddit faq aren't very helpful Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
I don't think I am fully understanding this section: > Marx begins his analysis of the alleged exploitation of labor under capitalism with a distinction between the fundamental economic character of the ages that preceded capitalism and the fundame Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
>i think you will find it most informative to ignore material like this, for now, and focus on understanding the free market view. Ok. I had started this thread to get informed from the other side which is why is where I was getting this material Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11039 It says: > With so many potential caveats based on theoretical choices it said this after listing only two caveats plus 3 mere bullet points. and one of the two caveats was a claim that employers might pay above-market wages voluntarily, curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
Have you seen the FAQ from the economics Subreddit? https://www.reddit.com/r/Economics/wiki/faq_minwage Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
> It's not engaging with the (free market) literature It's also, in the same way, not engaging with the Marxist or Keynesian literature or other schools of thought. curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11036 It's irrelevant. It doesn't address the economic logic with logical arguments, nor does it attempt to state a piece of (alleged) economic logic and then point out a contradicting empirical fact. It's not engaging with the (free market) literatu curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
I thought I sent this already but I guess it didn't go through. While I am reading your recommendations, do you mind checking this out and tell me what you think? http://ftp.iza.org/dp1072.pdf Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
> So one of the things that this is assuming is that people are getting paid what they are worth by the market. It doesn't assume that. It says there are two cases: where they are and where they aren't. Set that aside for the moment and just int curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
From Chapter 18 of Economics in One lesson, something that is bothering me "The first thing that happens, for example, when a law is passed that no one shall be paid less than $106 for a forty-hour week is that no one who is not worth $106 a week t Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GN8WJB1/?tag=curi04-20 1.11 is *The Irrelevance of “Worker Need” and “Employer Greed” in the Determination of Wages* This is a longer section, but highly relevant to minimum wage laws because it's about how t curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11031 Its an epub version. If you click on GET it starts the download. Anyway, I am looking forward to this. We'll see if we can gain some ground. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
This might be a better quality of 1) http://library1.ga/_ads/29C604C88353C01CA835D6DEBCA6DBE7 Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11029 I didn't mean to post that. It's actually done, but the last paragraph should be in section (1) instead of (3). curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
Continuing from discord, trying to discuss minimum wage with Andy and resolve the issue (as I claim is achievable). Please begin by reading: 1) Economics in One Lesson, chapter 18, "Minimum Wage Laws". (5 pages) 2) short Reisman article: https:/ curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11027 people are ridiculous. note the bad epistemology. he thinks things need to be positively proven/justified, rather than exposed to criticism. he doesn't care about criticism, just proof/evidence. so he doesn't know a single thing wrong with the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/03
https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1036717079439654912 [image] [image] https://twitter.com/adaminberlin/status/1036718919418040321 ![](https://curi. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/03
#11024 > At 4 way stop signs with lots of traffic, the cars basically take turns (both cross traffic people go, then both people in your direction (towards you and away from you), then both cross traffic). I usually go when a car goes and I'm close Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/03
#11023 This is a Marxist view which has been refuted. Do you want to learn about this? Do you want reading recommendations? Will you follow up and try to discuss this to a conclusion? curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
#11022 Don't bike on the sidewalk. Stop at stop signs. In general, follow the same traffic rules as cars. When in doubt, be in the MIDDLE of the lane, and act like you're a car, so that no car tries to share the lane with you (and you don't t curi Open Discussion 2018/09/03
Doesn't take into account at all that a person will try to exploit those who are desperate and pay them much less than they are worth. Minimum wage raising raises all boats. Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
I started bicycling recently for the first time as an adult. I've mostly been getting a feel for it riding in parking lots and along sidewalks but plan to start daring to go out on the road more soon. Is there any bicycling stuff I should know? 🚴‍♂️ Open Discussion 2018/09/03
Minimum Wage & Economic Thinking JustinCEO Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/03
> Right. I feel like that's the contract that the nordic countries have entered in. It's not a valid "contract" unless each individual signs it or otherwise personally, individually consents. That is not how the word "contract" works. It's somethin Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> #11017 Every time you donate to charity *voluntarily*, there was no violence. Every time you donate to a charity that you do not want to donate to, because I threatened that armed men would take the money or put you in jail if you didn't, that was v Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
#11017 Every time you donate to charity *voluntarily*, there was no violence. Every time you donate to a charity that you do not want to donate to, because I threatened that armed men would take the money or put you in jail if you didn't, that was vio Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>It's not violence to take Joe's money from him, by threat of violence (and actual violence of he resists), because Sue and Bill agree with what you're doing? That doesn't make sense. That's like saying everytime I donate to charity, violence was c Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
It's not violence to take Joe's money from him, by threat of violence (and actual violence of he resists), because Sue and Bill agree with what you're doing? That doesn't make sense. You don't respect an individual's own mind or dissent? >> Base Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>I don't have an opinion on minimum wage because I don't know what the outcomes of raising the minimum wage are. I recall someone giving me a giant study, when I asked about this in a progressive forum, https://mises.org/library/how-minimum-wage-la guilherme neto Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> You think that you can sacrifice (other people's) wealth in favor of other things. But what you're essentially doing is *using physical force* to *force* people to donate to a (government run) charity of your choice (a pro-egalitarian one) that they Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> If their system is capable of generating tons of wealth and have good egalitarian outcomes simultaneously, doesn't that mean at least that the system is feasible? What am I missing? You think that you can sacrifice (other people's) wealth in favo Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Attempting to Fix Formatting Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I'm not aware of any minimum wage researcher who had no opinion and then looked at the data to try to figure out what opinion to have. They all – on both sides – seem to first have *economic theories* which tell them what the answer is. They alrea Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I really messed up the formatting on that last post. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Right but what I had said initially was I am a fan of the scandinavian model. >HeuristicWorld (Andy)Yesterday at 9:50 PM Based on the metrics done. It seems they have the best level of healthcare, education, life expectancy. I know they are havi Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I think what I said was an elaboration on that. For example, set aside problems with the studies for a moment and suppose we could do a proper study and it showed that the per capita income in Sweden is $30k with a standard deviation of $5k and in PAS Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
curi Today at 2:47 PM nor about whether you are aware you're taking an opposite position to BoI HeuristicWorld (Andy)Today at 2:47 PM lol If BOI and Popper say that you ignore the data and real life outcomes then I guess I am rejecting it.That Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
It was more of a misunderstanding. Curi was saying that you can't understand data without having some explanation about how the system you are taken the data from works. Andy somehow thought that Curi was denying reality was important. Guilherme Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> I am more interested in empirical evidence of how things actually ARE vs how they could be in a hypothetical utopian world I don't think you have a detached interest in how things actually ARE. I think you want how things actually ARE to help PAS Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>A lot of back and forth but eventually the crux was the disagreement on whether an outcome is reliable or not There was an important disagreement on epistemology. From the discord: curi Today at 2:36 PM you haven't answered my initial que Guilherme Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> the crux was the disagreement on whether an outcome is reliable or not Having been on discord, I don't know what you're talking about. I think the crux of the disagreement is: *government intervention in healthcare causes worse outcomes than t Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>My conclusion is that you are not able to reliably detect partisan, leftist, or otherwise anti-liberal ideas, even when your guard is up and you're looking for them. Fair? And I think the underlying issue is you don't know enough about what liberalis Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Andy, have you read the [link](http://www.who.int/healthinfo/paper30.pdf) yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? You seem to be intentionally ignoring this question? You twice responded to other things from the same comment. If you think th curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> Not necessarily. But I do wish it was more scientific, in a way that experts could at least agree on something as basic as minimum wage. They don't seem to. Seems like a total mess to me. Which fields do you think are full of experts agreeing on Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
1 is partisan because it counts "social well-being" as health. That means they are trying to count *leftist ideas about how to organize society* as "health", and include such things in their research. For example, access to free government education i Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>So it doesn't dispute or contradict the economic logic which explains that government intervention in healthcare makes things worse? I don't think it refutes it or strengthens it. It is just a ranking. It includes both egalitarian countries and fr Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>You want worlds where there aren't disagreements? Or what? To understand economics, like everything else, you must consider what the arguments are and judge them with your own mind. There's no avoiding that in other intellectual fields either. Not Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Sure I'll try and point out what I think is non-partisan. > Andy thinks he's citing nonpartisan research. That paper is from WHO. Organizations like that often have leftist ideas clearly stated on their own website. Let's check: > http://www.who Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Andy, have you read the [link](http://www.who.int/healthinfo/paper30.pdf) yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? > The paper is just ranking based on their framework the efficiency of healthcare of 191 countries. In many of the higher ranki curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> I am out of my depth when it comes to Economics. It's also hard to tell what is what, I can find a paper signed by 500 economists that say raising the minimum wage is good, and a paper that also has 500 economists saying that raising the minimum wag Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> #10988 Have you read the link yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? I asked a similar question on discord and didn't yet get to the point of reading or commenting on this specific paper, so I haven't rejected it (I did, earlier, say I think Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
Andy thinks he's citing nonpartisan research. That paper is from WHO. Organizations like that often have leftist ideas clearly stated on their own website. Let's check: http://www.who.int/about/mission/en/ > Constitution of the World Health Orga Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
>If "research is king," what do you do when multiple pieces of research disagree? What do you do when different people think the same research says different things about reality? What do you do when different people think the same research says the s Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
#10988 Have you read the link yourself and critically analyzed it for flaws? I asked a similar question on discord and didn't yet get to the point of reading or commenting on this specific paper, so I haven't rejected it (I did, earlier, say I think l curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> Anyway, Curi rejected the research and I don't think I have a grasp as to why. I am a psychologist and to me research is king so I can see many fundamental disagreements happening because of that, so I am hoping to see if I can iron some of those ou PAS Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
I posted this research done on healthcare efficiency: http://www.who.int/healthinfo/paper30.pdf On discord, it was not the best location to do it and we lost track, or rather I lost track of most of the conversation. Anyway, Curi rejected the Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/02
> #10985 Why are you comparing disagreements with extended family to disagreements with co-parents? I said it's harder if you have *both issues to worry about* instead of just one type. Ah I misunderstood. I retract my claim that your post is wrong Anon56 Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
#10985 Why are you comparing disagreements with extended family to disagreements with co-parents? I said it's harder if you have *both issues to worry about* instead of just one type. Why did you go out of your way to call my post "wrong"? Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
>> Sharing parenting often results in some lowest-common-denominator parenting – you both have to err on the side of acting conventionally in order to be able to agree about what to do. The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventio Anon56 Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
[image] Twitter is so bad at programming. Note the duplicate message. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/01
> Anyways, the TCS parent can basically present this fact of the situation to the kid: Your other parent is stuck on this issue. I've tried and tried to change their mind. I'll continue to keep trying. However, right now, they are stuck and don't agre Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
> Note that this problem gets worse when extended family plays much of a role in parenting, rather than it just being two parents. And when you effectively share some of the parenting with daycares, nannies, regular babysitters or schools, you run Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
>Sharing parenting often results in some lowest-common-denominator parenting – you both have to err on the side of acting conventionally in order to be able to agree about what to do. The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventiona Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
>Sharing parenting often results in some lowest-common-denominator parenting – you both have to err on the side of acting conventionally in order to be able to agree about what to do. The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventiona Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/01
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271179/why-we-need-convention-states-david-horowitz New David Horowitz speech. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/01
#10973 Attempting to use *force* against the kids (over their *words*), via school or cops, would be evil. Even telling their own parents, in order to get them punished, would be very nasty. Trying to control what other people say in *public* is na Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
#10974 Tradition. Memes. Social pressure. To avoid the disapproval of others who are themselves being second handed and trying to look like good people (in some subcultures, ~everyone thinks ~everyone else cares about such words when it comes to suffi Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
>> What are the risks of being a single parent (other than income)? And I mean being the only parent. > >What if you get sick or injured, or die? Yeah, those are big risks. Having a partner do help with those. Is there any arrangements that cou Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
> What are the risks of being a single parent (other than income)? And I mean being the only parent. Young children may need a parent's help for most of their waking hours and maybe their sleeping hours too. A single parent would have very little t anon Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
Why do people seem to gravitate toward having a list of "bad words" you're not supposed to say? It's not even about ideas. People are generally fine with "poopy darn", "freaking dog", and other substitutes that express the same ideas as the 'bad' word PAS Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
This was posted to a local homeschool group: >Pretty disturbing thing happened today, I was with my kids at a park and a group of middle schoolers came over. They continually go to the park and use foul language right in front of myself and my 6 ye Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/31
How to do tech hiring: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17877763 (work sample tests good, interviews bad) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/31
> What are the risks of being a single parent (other than income)? And I mean being the only parent. What if you get sick or injured, or die? Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
>Spouses involve risk though. What if you divorce? What if you or they learn some new ideas about parenting, and some disagreements occur and you fail to persuade each other? Divorce would be bad. What are the risks of being a single parent (othe Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
>I don't think having a spouse is outsourcing like using school teachers or a nanny. A spouse should be someone who shares your values and parenting ideas. A spouse should be someone capable of acting as your proxy – doing things the way you would h Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/08/30/guilherme-rambo-iphone-xs >> we [9to5Mac] can report with certainty that iPhone XS will be the name, the OLED model will come in two sizes including a larger version, and each will be offered in gold for Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/30
Aero (Overwatch coach) on learning: [image] from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9Ioz2Bodcg Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/30
> The default is, when you don't *both* have the same unconventional idea, then you stick to convention. Note this still happens even when you both have unconventional ideas and neither of you like the conventional idea much. In that case, it's com Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
if you are not going to be at home to raise your kid (nor is your spouse), what are you having a kid for? i don't think it makes sense to have a kid then outsource the parenting. I don't think having a spouse is outsourcing like using school teache Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
The other thing is working at home. I think that could work. But I'm not sure how much time parenting takes. Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
I forgot about having a partner. But the plan of one work and another take care of the kids is outsourcing parenting. Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
How should be your source of income when having a kid? How should your organize that in a way that it is compatible with you taking care of your kid, without outsourcing the parenting? I would think that having savings would be the best scenario, t Guilherme Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
Fun game. RIP me. I thought at least the one about Poland would be Hitler. BTW typo: > Marx of Hitler of -> or curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/30
https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9bdzd4/looking_for_some_book_recommendations/e540dmw Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/30
What's the worst thing you see parents or teachers do (when dealing with kids) which most people don't see anything wrong with? And what's wrong with it? curi Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > During the brief era of glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) . in the last years of the Soviet Union, two Soviet economists named Nikolai Shmelev and Vladimir Popov wrote a book giving a very can Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > Once we recognize that, we can then compare how economic systems which use prices to *force* people to share scarce resources among themselves differ in efficiency from economic systems which determine such thi Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > Prices coordinate the use of resources, so that only that amount is used for one thing which is equal in value to what it is worth to others in other uses. Terrible sentence. Confusing writing. It splits "th Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > While a free market economic system is sometimes called a profit system, it is really a profit-and-loss system-and the losses are equally important for the efficiency of the economy, because they tell the manuf Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
*Basic Economics* by Thomas Sowell: > the inherent reality is that there are not nearly enough beach-front homes to go around and prices simply convey that underlying reality. It's not the fault of *prices* that there aren't enough beach-front h Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell > Most of us hate even to think of having to make such choices. Indeed, as we have already seen, some middle-class Americans are distressed at having to make much milder choices and trade-offs. But life does not ask Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/08/30
added Kant stuff to ebooks page http://curi.us/ebooks curi Open Discussion 2018/08/29
#10950 The guy wrote back: > No, I just assumed it was something related to your Ayn Rand sites. It seems to be a critique of Jordan Peterson? I can't even. I'm done. Someone else can reply. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/29
ppl r dumb Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/29
Middle East Forum is hiring interns: https://www.meforum.org/articles/2017/fall-2018-internship-opportunities Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/29
http://curi.us/2143-discussion-structure Please let me know if you see any errors in this new post. I got the text from emails and didn't reread it all. There could be a reference to FI or something that doesn't work as a blog post. (I did fix one curi Open Discussion 2018/08/29
#10945 You are painting a false and biased picture of President Trump and in doing so making clear how far from Rand's values you yourself are. You are basically sanctioning the evil that is Media Matters. Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/28
I take it that's a "no" on reading any of the blog posts here which already cover these matters, and it's a "no" on looking at the current situation objectively and considering the upsides of Trump. Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/28
protectionist - anti-trade - He is beholden to other men to bail him out completely - racist and anti reason - anti human - uses force to separate families - In Rand’s terms, to be intellectual is to sustain through life the conviction that ideas m Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/28
#10943 Details? Arguments? Have you read the blog posts here about Trump? Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/27
Trump represents everything Rand stood against Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2018/08/27
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136454/ > Problems with Using the Normal Distribution – and Ways to Improve Quality and Efficiency of Data Analysis good paper. lots of data doesn't fit the normal distribution. this is often blata curi Open Discussion 2018/08/27
No problem. I didn't think it was futile, just overly difficult to reach a finish. Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
Well at least I am in good company. I am slow to adapt my views by the way so it's not like this was futile. I'll likely mull over this conversation and read and reread. I do appreciate the time and effort to go through this kind of thing. Good cri Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
> Ignoring the condescending nature of that statement. Do you know how to say that without people thinking it's condescending? If it's any consolation, I also don't think that e.g. Sam Harris has the discussion skill or background knowledge to Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
>> I am quite suspicious that you can just change your preferences at will. > It's not at will, it's with skill and effort, as I said. >> Yes except it is not fated. The laws of physics, randomness, previous influences, brain state and moods, u Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
#10921 >In other words, even after deporting 10 times more noncitizens convicted of crimes than are in U.S. prisons and jails, they are still 7% more likely to be incarcerated than the general public. This indicates a level of criminality that is Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
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> I am quite suspicious that you can just change your preferences at will. It's not at will, it's with skill and effort, as I said. > Yes except it is not fated. The laws of physics, randomness, previous influences, brain state and moods, uncon Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
#10933 http://www.omnicheer.com/blog/post/cheerleading-isnt-a-sport-and-what-it-means-for-cheerleaders >Did you know that amongst high school female athletes, cheerleading accounts for 2/3 of catastrophic injuries? Among all sports, cheerleadin Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/38347400/ns/us_news-life/t/us-judge-conn-cheerleading-not-sport/#.W4TG8C3MwWo >Competitive cheerleading is not an official sport that colleges can use to meet gender-equity requirements, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
>You'd need free will to choose to remove the snacks. Perhaps we can call it "will" as one is not free to choose to *want* to move the snacks. >Since you couldn't have acted differently, you were unable to decide or choose to remove the snacks. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-450597 > Epic, publisher of Fortnite, decided to launch on Android with a direct download rather than going though Google's app store. Entirely predictably, this came with a security hole. It's w Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
>>In what sense are they "decisions" when, as you see it, they are 100% controlled by the laws of physics, and you could not have decided differently? > Decisions matter because we can still influence our behavior and the behavior of others. For ex Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
>In what sense are they "decisions" when, as you see it, they are 100% controlled by the laws of physics, and you could not have decided differently? Decisions matter because we can still influence our behavior and the behavior of others. For examp Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
Well so my daughter is dead BUT THE FOOD Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
Child tries to folllow politeness rules, is punished by evil teacher anyways https://abc11.com/education/tarboro-child-punished-for-calling-teacher-maam-/4041588/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
http://curi.us/2142-media-matters-memo-their-plans-to-control-all-political-speech I started writing this as a blog comment – following up on #10924 – but converted it to a post. [image] curi Open Discussion 2018/08/27
https://amgreatness.com/2018/08/21/read-the-paper-cnn-says-is-white-supremacist/ > Fusionism was so called because it was able to construct a narrative that fused together traditionalist Burkean social conservatives and religious Christians, firstl Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
https://mobile.wnd.com/2018/08/the-shocking-soros-speech-code-cartel-memo/ > Never, even in my fertile imagination, would I have guessed that we would find a smoking-gun 49-page memo revealing how George Soros operatives, including David Brock, wer Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
https://www.wnd.com/2018/08/this-is-what-land-reform-looks-like-in-south-africa/ >The process currently in place typically begins with a “tribe” or group of individuals who band together to claim vast tracts of private property. >If these lo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
http://www.danielpipes.org/18452/conservativism-hidden-history >Liberals, in contrast, are *rationalists* because they believe in each person's unlimited capacity to figure things out on his own. Tradition hardly counts: "Rather than arguing from t Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
https://www.justfactsdaily.com/illegal-immigrants-far-more-likely-to-commit-serious-crimes-than-us-public/ >First, U.S. Census data from 2011 to 2015 shows that noncitizens are 7% more likely than the U.S. population to be incarcerated in adult cor Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
#10919 👍 The left will be back though. Maybe the next pressure campaign will be to disable automatic recurring donations to certain groups, so people can't #AutoDonateToHate Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
Horowitz got online donations back. leftists backed down, for now, in this case. https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271154/david-horowitz-freedom-center-declares-victory-frontpagemagcom Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
> On Wednesday, China-based bikeshare company Mobike confirmed that after several months of operations it is leaving D.C. before a city-run pilot program for dockless bikes and scooters ends at the end of August. The company says it is collecting its Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
Solid VDare article https://vdare.com/posts/a-perfect-storm-in-iowa-ten-points-about-mollie-tibbetts-murder Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
> “Trump reportedly believed that he had and Erdogan struck a deal for Brunson’s release. Erdogan told Trump he would free Brunson if Israel released a Turkish national, Ebru Ozkan, who was detained in Israel pending trial after being arrested for Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
I'm reading your responses, not ignoring. I won't be home until 6-8 hours from now but do keep them coming if you think of anything please. I don't do well with mobile typing. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
#10913 Very few players use control stick to jump. Don't use it. X and Y are both fine, that's mostly a matter of preference. Once you pick a character you could look at some of their tech and see if it's easier with X or Y (like i find it easier to d Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
I'm trying to learn SSBM. Is it better to use X, Y, or up on the control stick to jump? I haven't played long enough to have a preference. Which approach do most players use? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
Number 8 on this list of immigrant mass shootings seems very iffy http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-02-21.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/27
looking for ice cream recommendations? oh my god it's turpentine Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/27
https://heuristicworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/free-will.html Did you read the studies linked and critically evaluate them, or just go by the claims in the abstracts? I don't think you present them fairly. E.g. you write: > [A study done](https: Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10904 Have you read what DD says about free will in his books? I'll relate here one of DD's arguments. I forget if this is specifically stated in a book, but I've spoken with him about it. *Your denial of free will is not about physical determi curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10907 Here's the whole thing > Ideas run the world. Good ones create freedom and wealth; bad ones, oppression and poverty. You are not what you eat, but what you think. > Politicians in particular fall under the sway of ideas. As John May Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelas-tyranny-of-bad-ideas-1535311573 paywalled but quoting the newsletter which had the start: >Socialism was a proven failure, but Hugo Chávez got his countrymen to try it >by Daniel Pipes >Ideas run th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
> Decisions still matter. In what sense are they "decisions" when, as you see it, they are 100% controlled by the laws of physics, and you could not have decided differently? You say we have a physically determined fate, which is determined by t Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
our behavior* Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>I don't see how your position differs from fatalism Fatalism would say something like - you are fated to get a a certain illness - and you are fated to get better or not. You are fated to recover or not whether you go to a Doctor, therefore it is Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> If we follow that train of thought and we are indeed 99% of the time not thinking consciously, how much control do we have of those particular unconscious thoughts. I say we don't. How much control does the programmer have over a complex piece of Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10901 was me btw. Aso Thank you for the Organizational technique. I'll implement that next time. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> People automate their thinking. They create their own unconscious thinking processes, which can run by themselves without conscious control, so they can do more thinking than they have conscious attention for. Over 99% of thinking done by adults is Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10895 Here's an organization technique: 1) What is the problem? Explain why it's a problem, why it matters, what the issue is. People should understand enough to judge what does and doesn't solve it. Define success and non-success. 2) What is t curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
Andy, Curi wrote about free will in here https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/beginning-of-infinity/free$20will%7Csort:date/beginning-of-infinity/gltLMIptoow/sC09ZJ0j-g0J > The important thing is that our own ideas determine our future. A Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
the recent comments page now includes a list of the most recently active 10 topics. http://curi.us/comments/recent curi Open Discussion 2018/08/26
#10882 > > Do you disagree that when we are talking about free will we are talking about a process that is part of what defines a person? >"part of what defines a person" sure. What I meant was that free will is a fenomenon that arrises from wh Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10895 I mean on my blog post as I write more freely here without thinking too much about it. though, perhaps I should. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
In terms of writing only. What criticism do you have for me. How do I present my ideas better? Even though you disagree with the idea itself, how could you present a more compelling case and make the writing more worthwhile, or better structured. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10893 Also, if you're going to compare the risk, then you should be looking at overall risk of violent crime, not just gun crime risk. oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/08/26
https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/9ahy71/megathread_mass_shooting_at_madden_tournament_in/ > [Megathread] Mass shooting at Madden tournament in Jacksonville, FL. Leffen's comments: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
#10891 yeah. and hey at least their ASP would be killer ;-) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
> if, to take another example, there was some dumb law that said only 1,000 smartphones a year could be built, apple wouldn't even bother with them -- they'd be novelty toys for rich people made by luxury specialists and cost $10k+ or something like t Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
lefties sometimes point to the fact that a lot of the housing construction that happens in urban areas is luxury housing to say the free market can't solve the "housing crisis." if some city needs 100,000 units of more housing to satisfy demand but Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
Take your time. FYI I've been reading this. I agree with Dagny so far and haven't seen a need to add something. In general, I've observed that Dagny is knowledgeable about and expresses FI viewpoints. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> People automate their thinking. They create their own unconscious thinking processes, which can run by themselves without conscious control, so they can do more thinking than they have conscious attention for. Over 99% of thinking done by adults is Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
People automate their thinking. They create their own unconscious thinking processes, which can run by themselves without conscious control, so they can do more thinking than they have conscious attention for. Over 99% of thinking done by adults is no Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Just because you made a decision unconsciously doesn't mean you didn't make it So where is the Freedom there? If I am not consciously "choosing" anything, and instead the choices are arising out of my unconscious which is influenced by things I ha Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
Also, I can sometimes predict some things that someone will do, *weeks* in advance, with good accuracy. Prediction can come from understanding how someone thinks (or various other things) and can predate when the choice is made. Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10883 You are saying something like: "I have criticisms of free will. If correct, I think the implication is [x]". x is not free will *and* x is not fatalism. I'm trying to find out what it is. Further, you seem to think you know enough about x to Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Regardless, I await a response about #10876. I want to hear about the *philosophical system* you have in mind, not just individual implications of it that aren't clearly differentiated from free will existing What makes you think that me not havin Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> #10873 >> people still consider you "you" even if you're sleeping or under anesthetic and not choosing anything. > By choosing you mean presenting behavior? > I agree that people will point to the object and call it you. But now we are talk Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10880 You were saying: > If [x], there would be no reason to "punish"... Can you understand how someone, reading this, might think you believed there is reason to punish without x? Otherwise what's the point of writing it? Now you suggest t Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Why punish anyone in any case, ever? The only proper purpose of force is *defense*. Criminal *punishment* is a mix of barbaric and confused, conceptually. Hurting people without a positive purpose is cruel and pointless. Never said we should. We j Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
Why punish anyone in any case, ever? The only proper purpose of force is *defense*. Criminal *punishment* is a mix of barbaric and confused, conceptually. Hurting people without a positive purpose is cruel and pointless. Note that doing a negative Dagny Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Adding to this: I understand being fatalistic about crime and I understand holding people responsible for their criminal actions. What is the third alternative? Holding people responsible but to a lesser degree, or something else? You can still l Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10876 Adding to this: I understand being fatalistic about crime and I understand holding people responsible for their criminal actions. What is the third alternative? Holding people responsible but to a lesser degree, or something else? I don't even Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10874 You haven't explained an alternative to free will or fatalism – a third, positive system. You've made a few comments but haven't developed it. You haven't named it, you haven't said what problems in moral philosophy you think free will sol Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10873 >people still consider you "you" even if you're sleeping or under anesthetic and not choosing anything. By choosing you mean presenting behavior? I agree that people will point to the object and call it you. But now we are talking abou Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>I'm not uncomfortable and I don't have a reason to be since, so far, you haven't yet said anything new to me about free will. I've talked about free will plenty of times. That may be the case but you haven't responded with a convincing argument ( Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>> If indeed you raised your glass in some universes and not this one, where did you make the choice to want to not raise it. > I also don't think we should use the word 'you' because that too is being defined. I think that the process of choosing Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10860 >Yes you have the ability to choose whether to raise your glass or not but you’re not choosing to want to do so either way, you just do it. What do you means by choose? can you describe the process of choosing? I think that when we di Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
#10867 I'm not uncomfortable and I don't have a reason to be since, so far, you haven't yet said anything new to me about free will. I've talked about free will plenty of times. Anyway: You seem to believe there is a compromise view between free wi curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>Why are you speculating about curi's psychology? He said he thought it would be unproductive, not uncomfortable. Not speculating this is true of every human. >If you don't have such an alternative, why worry about the free will topic? I alr Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>> What practical difference will it make in your life, or mine, in the next 2 years, unrelated to essays and debates about free will? > If true that Free Will is an illusion. I think it would undermine some of what you hold dear about Rand. Which Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
> Also, I think free will is an especially hard, subtle and unproductive discussion topic. I don't see what's to be gained by trying to address it early instead of late in the ordering of topics one deals with, considering that you are rejecting fatal Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
>What practical difference will it make in your life, or mine, in the next 2 years, unrelated to essays and debates about free will? If true that Free Will is an illusion. I think it would undermine some of what you hold dear about Rand. Which is o Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/26
i was trying to play a game using Steam in home streaming, with a windows PC as the host and a Mac as the client (cuz my mac's monitor is much much better quality than the windows monitor i currently own) i was having some trouble with using an xbo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
Good talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzQZ5mpTodc oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/08/26
heartise shares a perspective about the effects of mass immigration https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2018/08/24/the-shape-of-apocalypto-conquest/ EXCERPT: > And then you hear your wife pull up and the car door slam. She walks in all business, Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
https://vdare.com/posts/politico-s-eliana-johnson-can-t-get-details-of-claremont-email-brouhaha-or-white-nationalism-right >The Claremont Institute shuttered an email list after an exchange over white nationalism blew up Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/26
> I think free will has important consequences What practical difference will it make in your life, or mine, in the next 2 years, unrelated to essays and debates about free will? curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
I disagree, though qualia could be said to be of little consequence, I think free will has important consequences. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Yes you have the ability to choose whether to raise your glass or not but you’re not choosing to want to do so either way, you just do it. If indeed you raised your glass in some universes and not this one, where did you make the choice to want to n Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Also, I think free will is an especially hard, subtle and unproductive discussion topic. I don't see what's to be gained by trying to address it early instead of late in the ordering of topics one deals with, considering that you are rejecting fatalis curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Hegel is nasty. Popper and Rand hate Hegel too. I don't like the video much. I think it's poorly organized and hard to follow, and would be much easier to take in the information if it was in organized writing. > I think that free will can be defin curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
#10856 lots of people flame instead of arguing :/ the other guy in comments was better https://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/comments/97fpge/philosophy_tube_is_a_proviolence_proantifa_fraud/e4drs14/ but he didn't quote any specific mist curi Open Discussion 2018/08/25
Can Socialist make non-adhominem arguments? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/25
Would appreciate some criticism of this: https://heuristicworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/free-will.html If I had to guess based on the way I am starting to understand a bit how you think I'd wager you're in disagreement. Could be a source of intere Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
> Socialism cant be found in books. said the socialist. lol wtf. https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/08/25/people-before-profit/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/25
Capitalism is narrower than liberalism. Liberalism is a political system named for *liberty*. (Confusingly, most US democrats now seem to think their authoritarian, paternalistic policies should be called "liberal" and "progressive", and many conserva curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Are you using the term Liberalism with Capitalism interchangeably? Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Thanks, I’ll check it out. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
I just wrote some explanation of liberalism which will help Andy understand my view. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9a8v19/a_review_of_a_chat_room/e4tq0ne/ curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/25
Hi, I just wrote some explanation of liberalism which will help people understand how capitalism works and why Harris is mistaken. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9a8v19/a_review_of_a_chat_room/e4tq0ne/ curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/25
Angry guy from discord chat reviews FI discord chatroom. I respond in comments with log of me talking about liberalism. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9a8v19/a_review_of_a_chat_room/ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/25
>A computer program is not an entity. we are computer programs. Guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
I have watched very little anime for over 5 years. I found lots of shows were too similar to things I'd already seen (sometimes in obvious ways, but also sometimes in ways that are hard to explain). I usually don't title posts. I don't think it's a curi Open Discussion 2018/08/24
I like free speech. I don’t know what the limits should be for like slander or lying. I dislike how hostile people are towards people who don’t fully agree with the topics that our culture think of as taboo. I think people should be better at e Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
#10840 Anyone know a good place to get writing feedback? Theres the discussion group http://fallibleideas.com/discussion Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
> What are the rules about asking for writing feedback here? there are no rules about that, this is a free speech and open discussion zone. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/24
What are the rules about asking for writing feedback here? Andy Open Discussion 2018/08/24
#10840 Here. Also I think there's lots of decent forums for fiction writers, but I guess that's not what you mean. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
Anyone know a good place to get writing feedback? I tried Scribophile and my account got removed because Heuristic World is not an approved pen name. Andy Open Discussion 2018/08/24
#10838 > The SPLC can no longer be fairly termed a nonpartisan watchdog group. Was it ever? It certainly wasn't a few years ago. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
> The SPLC can no longer be fairly termed a nonpartisan watchdog group. It has become a hate group itself. Actual political violence is of no interest to it unless it can be deployed in service of the SPLC’s thinly veiled campaign to damage the Righ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
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When 2 things have equal capabilities (the same knowledge creation and problem solving repertoire), one can't be superior in the kinds of ways ppl expect AGIs to be superior to humans. DD explains about universality in his book, and a bit about AI. Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10834 Sorry, haven't read Beginning of Infinity. Don't understand the question about universality. I am claiming that AI can be as universal as humans in any sense. In some senses sooner, in some senses later. Ok. So the claim is that there is Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
@Andro You have not responded to the issues relating to universality, explained above in #10749 which were also brought up to you a second time. So, for a third time, you clearly disagree with us about that but aren't discussing it. Have you read B Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10828 A computer program is not an entity. You are comparing young AI to babies. I take it you don't find the AGI/ASI arguments too seriously. That's ok, many people don't. In short, if a young boy started out playing chess or Go, how long would Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
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if you set up this as a bookmark you can easily do a site-restricted google search on the current site you're on in your browser https://pastebin.com/mVrmkgB2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
should i get a robot vacuum? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/08/24/woot-has-refurbished-apple-macbooks-on-sale-from-499-today-only no excuses to not have a mac! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/24
>> If FI/BoI are correct that AIs are just people, then it wouldn't be fundamentally different than a human entrepreneur. > They **are** fundamentally different in how easy it is to replicate them. Hang on. A new AI starting out would be kin Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10811 > If FI/BoI are correct that AIs are just people, then it wouldn't be fundamentally different than a human entrepreneur. They **are** fundamentally different in how easy it is to replicate them. And the fact that they are without excepti Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/24
#10825 If – hypothetically – AGIs were a trillion times more intellectual productive than people, and robots did all the manual labor, then the logic of comparative advantage would still exist and apply regarding humans producing things for trade. Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10749 >#10732 is correct that trade between humans and AIs would make sense due to *comparative advantage*. I think that would stop in the very far future (given that AIs would vastly outcompete humans, which I deny) because economically productive Guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
> Do you think writing has helped you develop your ideas? Yes, writing (most of which has been part of discussion) has helped more than anything else, including reading. I agree about starting small being fine, and not to be stopped by the dista curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
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to be masters* Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
I certainly respect content creation. One of the things I enjoy about the IDW stuff is being able to steal some insights from some of their ideas. I may not like everything Peterson says but one thing that has stuck with me is the idea to have the Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10819 >We are not concerned with models, we are not concerned with labels, we are practical men and women whose solutions are dictated by the actual condition existing in our countries. As somebody has said: "we do not care whether the cat is black Guilherme Open Discussion 2018/08/23
Nelson Mandela's Economic Policy (1990) Guilherme Open Discussion 2018/08/23
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https://heuristicworld.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-closer-look-at-altruism-conversation.html > First thing I want to say was that I was impressed at Temple's patience and endurance regarding the discussion. Most people I've had these type of conversatio curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/08/21/google-data-collection > A dormant, stationary Android phone (with the Chrome browser active in the background) communicated location information to Google 340 times during a 24-hour period, or at an ave Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
Nuclear is great too and should stop being restricted. All the energy technologies should compete on the free market without subsidies. That includes not allowing companies to lie (fraud) about working conditions and dangers in e.g. coal mines or in g curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
> IRL guys with way less wealth than ALL THE WEALTH IN THE WORLD do things like give $11,000 tips I scoff at your 11k tips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwddOcilahg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyiJYggj9L4 https://www.youtube.com/wa Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
Not gonna lie the Pro-fossil fuel idea is something I am deeply uncomfortable with. I am assuming you're not denying climate change? https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/ I honestly would have guessed you would be pro-nuclear. It's clea Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
> what about entreprenurial AI I outlined. The near future one? If FI/BoI are correct that AIs are just people, then it wouldn't be fundamentally different than a human entrepreneur. > Would there be reasons for concern for you? Or you don't thi curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10805 There are durable and non-durable goods. If you charge $1 million to save someone's life, sure you have created wealth for others - you literally gave them their lives. It's misleading to think in terms of "creating wealth". Helps think in t Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
Alright Cool, I will hit you up if I think of more. I have a few things to get done today and I won't be able to respond as often and quickly as I did yesterday. I was going to try to explore the idea of non-sacrificing altruism but it seems you cl Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
https://daringfireball.net/2018/08/new_low-cost_laptop_to_succeed_macbook_air > Let’s Really Think About This ‘New Low-Cost Laptop to Succeed MacBook Air’ Thing Big article. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
#10792 >> For example, beliefs don’t cause behaviour. A person chooses behaviour and he may take his beliefs into account when making that choice. Saying the behaviour is caused by belief imports a lower level concept, causation, into a situatio oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/08/23
#10804 Mac Pros are 2019, my guess is fall. I built my PC but building Macs doesn't work well. > I wasn't sure if we were continuing the discussion I more or less always continue discussions when others are willing, even if people reply months l curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10782 If I get $99999 quadrillion *without taking anything away from anyone else* then it won't hurt anyone. For one person to own *everything*, they'd presumably have to steal from others. But if they own much more *without* others owning less, it's Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
That is a very nice set up. I custom built my computer as I felt I could get better specs for less money. Do you know when the Mac Pros will be released? I am on the hunt for a new laptop. I wasn't sure if we were continuing the discussion but I w Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10802 See also this photo of my main computer setup. http://curi.us/2125-recording-setup I eagerly await the release of the new Mac Pros so I can decide which computer to upgrade to (Mac Pro, iMac Pro, or another 5k iMac). curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
>> But I'd say most people don't generate more wealth with their income, it gets spent on frivolous things. For example, spending $900 on a laptop when an $800 would be more than sufficient and that remaining $100 could be used to save a life which is curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
> I think you could make the case that it is in our selfish best interest to control our climate or pollution in a way that doesn't cause us harm. I agree, but that is not what today's environmentalist movement is about. Besides my podcast, see e. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10794 I agree. #10792 I think human action is based on human ideas. I think when Alan said "beliefs don’t cause behaviour" he meant that you still have free will. That means you can e.g. choose not to rob and murder all the business owners even curi Open Discussion 2018/08/23
Lauren Southern's next documentary is going to be about immigration in Europe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxfUW6tqrhc Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
I think I should have started monetizing my educational material more, earlier in the past. I think I did it too charitably and this contributed to people seeing it as low value. Now I sell [digital products](https://elliottemple.com/store) and rec curi Liberalism and Charity 2018/08/23
I haven't caught up on the discussion yet but I wrote some additional thoughts related to yesterday's discussion: http://curi.us/2139-liberalism-and-charity curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
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 #10762  > It seems like you were talking about how things could be and I was speaking about how things are. But you were not. See #10750 > Seems fine in theory but as we saw with Lead, it was not until these companies were essentially forc Guilherme Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
Alan said: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/07/23/overreaching-example-psychopaths/ > For example, beliefs don’t cause behaviour. A person chooses behaviour and he may take his beliefs into account when making that choice. Saying the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
#10789 New wealth can always be created 'from nothing' by actors thinking of new ways to serve one another. So, one can say that it is inherently impossible for one actor to acquire more than X% of total wealth. But this returns us back to the AI ques Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
Thank you Andy and curi for this discussion. I have found it clear and helpful to my own thinking. another anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
#10787 Regarding the total value of the whole Earth - I understand. It does seem nonsensical. But surely we can have some measure of relative wealth and say things like: A is as wealthy as B and C combined. If these are all the existing actors, we Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
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> #10785 Sorry, I totally misunderstood your last question. npnp > You want a scenario explaining **how** someone would acquire literally all wealth on earth. > No, I cannot give a plauislbe scenario for this. > But this still does not addre Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10785 Sorry, I totally misunderstood your last question. You want a scenario explaining **how** someone would acquire literally all wealth on earth. No, I cannot give a plauislbe scenario for this. But this still does not address the original Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
>One person has all the wealth on earth. Now we split into two scenarios you seem to have completely skipped this part of my request: >>can you offer a plausible story/scenario in the context of a classically liberal capitalist society in which Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10783 Sure, $1 or $100 trillion. It doesn't matter. I just tried to guess an exact number. Probably failed. I will try what you asked. One person has all the wealth on earth. Now we split into two scenarios: 1/ That person either has a need tha Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
> In introductory text it is written "there is no such thing as too rich." > Lets say there is a total of $100 trillion on earth. Surely, if one person had all of it ($100 trillion), that would be too rich. No? I'm not really sure why you felt t Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
No too rich? Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
#10749 what about entreprenurial AI I outlined. The near future one? Imagine hearing a statistic in 10 years saying that 10% of all new companies were created by the same proprietary software. Ranging from hair salons to pet shops. Meaning that m Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/23
>I am not informed on Environmentalism, I think you could make the case that it is in our selfish best interest to control our climate or pollution in a way that doesn't cause us harm. I do think that some environmentalists see human beings as "viruse Anonymous Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/23
long, amusing thread about a (presumably fictional) unusual co-worker http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1348346&forum_id=2#15334029 found from this thread http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=2694311&mc=48&forum_id=2#26475022 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/23
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ZBm7VXKYY > Gamestop is nasty. meh. i worked for RadioShack years ago and they had a policy of trying to upsell every single person who came in the door to cell phones. even if the person just wanted batter Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
I appreciate the time and patience you gave this. You gave me a lot to think about. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
FYI I'm tired, not replying again today. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
I find Daniel Kahneman's work to be solid. What is your objection to it? As for your response on EA I'll have to think more on that and look at what exactly they do. Just a few comments: I am not informed on Environmentalism, I think you could Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> This feels socially awkward. Yes, social pressures leading to sacrifices and other problems are common. > It can also be difficult to quantify certain intangibles such as enjoying a social bonding session during the move. Yes. It's hard to curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism/ > We see suffering, injustice and death > Effective altruism is a response to this challenge. It is a research field which uses high-quality evidence and careful reas curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> It is possible to trade favors and both come out ahead, but people commonly don't treat this kind of thing as a trade, and typically don't discuss what each person will do for the other before one person does a favor for the other. Instead, if asked Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> Your first 2 examples I agree show that sacrifice is bad. This one is bad only if you get nothing in return for helping your friend move. Would have him help you move in the future, bond and enjoy a pizza when done, or getting something of value in curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Thank you for clarifying. >Sacrifice: My friend wants me to help him move to a new home. I would prefer he hires movers, but I help out, unpaid, because I think that's what friends are supposed to do. Your first 2 examples I agree show that sacr Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Sacrifice: I give a bum my iPhone because he's needy, and I've vaguely heard that one must help the needy, even though I think it would make my life better to keep it. Sacrifice: Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter to Artemis to regain divine favor a curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Could you provide me with some examples of what you consider sacrifices then? I can't get around the idea that giving up your life to stop Hitler was not a tremendous sacrifice. Could you help clarify this for me. Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> I don't think I could provide an example in where crime pays based on your view of a capitalist society. I could provide examples in where crime paid in reality. If you agree that capitalism removes the incentives to crime then what is the proble curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Let's take a look at a seemingly more straightforward war like WWII. ** Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Do you accept that, by definition, things which are in your self-interest (in your own opinion) do not qualify as sacrifices? I think so but want to get some clarification. Let's say I want to donate some of my income to Improvements to the sc Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>> First of all, that was not a liberal-capitalist society > Did not say it was. Then what was the relevance? The point is the capitalist system doesn't provide economic incentives for crime (but deviations from it can). > It seems like you curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>First of all, that was not a liberal-capitalist society Did not say it was. I think we're talking past each other a bit here. Probably the way I am presenting things so I wanna try to summarize our differences so that we can move forward more Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> There is no need to Psychoanalyze me. I wasn't. Never mind. Please don't use personal examples going forward. > I've seen plenty of corruption growing up in Colombia. Crime does pay sometimes. First of all, that was not a liberal-capitalist curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>I understand that you may be psychologically conflicted about food, as many people are, but that's a major tangent. There is no need to Psychoanalyze me. I was giving you an example of sacrificing selfish needs of myself in the present for gains Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> I think you should sacrifice some profit in order to not cause unnecessary harm to others. I think by "harm" you're referring to crimes (and specifically things that would be crimes in a capitalist society, like initiating force, threatening for curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>You think *sacrifice* is not a bad thing? Not always. For example I am sacrificing my desire to order a pizza right now for my long term health benefits. >Is that because you think sacrifice is *necessary* sometimes? In other words, you thin Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> Are there examples of such nations that fit your definition of Capitalism? No nation has ever been fully capitalist. The US was more capitalist before the new deal, and there was substantial capitalism involved in the industrial revolution. The curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Let's refrain from debating the history of partially-capitalist societies and instead look at the principles, economics and logical reasoning involved in the issues. I don't see how this is something we can just ignore. It is directly tied to the Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/08/soros-funded-social-media-censorship-plan-aims-to-silence-all-dissenters-from-the-hard-left-agenda > Soros-funded social media censorship plan aims to silence all dissenters from the hard-Left agenda > The rece Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5ZBm7VXKYY Gamestop is nasty. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
> have no bearing on political philosophy I meant no direct bearing. Of course correct philosophy must be able to account for reality, but that can often be rather indirect and unenlightening. curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> particularly types of commerce particular curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
> I am definitely in favor of Capitalism. It would be a this point very foolish to argue otherwise. It is the *100%* that I disagree with. Whenever I write "capitalism", please read "100% capitalism" or "laissez faire capitalism" or something like curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Objectivists are not libertarians; they *seriously dislike* libertarians. Rand thought Hayek was "poison" and also especially disliked Milton Friedman. Rand liked Mises individually, but not libertarians in general. This has, sadly, become somewhat m Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Note: When I write "AI" I mean what is sometimes called "AGI", and I read the above comments in that way as well. But then I saw e.g. the auto piloted drones, which do *not* involve AGI and are much inferior to a human mind, so there may be some confu curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
> we both come out head ahead curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Objectivists are not libertarians; they *seriously dislike* libertarians. Rand thought Hayek was "poison" and also especially disliked Milton Friedman. Rand liked Mises individually, but not libertarians in general. This has, sadly, become somewhat mo curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
>Altruism - sacrificing yourself for others, putting others before yourself is bad. I think we can work with that definition. I disagree that altruism is always good but I don't think it is bad. But here are some initial concerns I have about engag Andy Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
Starting small: I think part of the issue may be confusion about the term "altruism", which is sometimes defined in ways other than the way Objectivism defines it. That's why I specified what I (and Rand) mean by it when I rejected it: >> Altruism curi Discussion About Liberalism, Rand, Selfishness, Altruism, Psychology, Behavioral Economics and Science 2018/08/22
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#10735 Nothing needs to remain static. You add highly skilled workforce. Some other human need emerge as the most pressing one. A question appears on how to fulfill this need. Currently, at the beginning, other people are working on fulfilling the Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
#10735 As I started writing, I said I disagree with Sam. Then I proceeded to conujure up a scenario in which Sam's concern would be valid. Sure they disagree with each other. They disagree in details. They have same core concern in common. I don't Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
SPLC fucking over FPM Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
#10736 Yes I think those errors are mainstream. At least mainstream among "intellectuals" and "elites". It's different among deplorable, Christian, Trump voters, who don't have much voice in the media... Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/22
FI discord chatroom: https://discord.gg/PsF8W78 curi Open Discussion 2018/08/22
#10730 https://new.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/98yn8p/sam_harris_vs_capitalism/ >My issue is that right wing libertarian philosophy, just like much of existentialism, is based on the presupposition that humans are much more powerful t Guilherme Open Discussion 2018/08/22
> #10732 Hmm. Talk about AI can sound as SF. But there is nothing unreasonable in what I said, given enough time... > AI wouldn't be like people. For intellectual tasks, they would be superior sooner. For all other tasks, they would be superior lat Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
#10733 What I wanted to say: I think, once the software is solved, AIs can scale up, we can multiply then, (or they can multiply eachother) as much as they want. Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
#10732 Hmm. Talk about AI can sound as SF. But there is nothing unreasonable in what I said, given enough time... AI wouldn't be like people. For intellectual tasks, they would be superior sooner. For all other tasks, they would be superior later. Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
> This runs nicely with the statement that humans have unlimited needs. However, the economy only exists to deal with the need for other human beings. If there is a need for a physical resource, its price is only a factor if there are other human Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
I think economics is Sam's weakest points. And I disagree with him on this. But not as fervently as most of the people on this thread. I will try to improve Sam's argument here. So, someone can point to what I am missing. To contrast Sam, one ca Andro Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
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Alan also wrote criticism of *Moral Landscape*: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/11/03/sam-harris-popper-and-morality/ Anonymous Criticism of Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape 2018/08/22
Alan wrote more criticism of Harris on this topic: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/08/21/harris-on-hoarding/ Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/22
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271101/twitter-censors-david-horowitz-calling-out-islamic-daniel-greenfield > TWITTER CENSORS DAVID HOROWITZ FOR CALLING OUT ISLAMIC ANTI-SEMITISM > David Horowitz was censored for tweeting, “But if you're a Mu Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
Disenchantment is a new netflix cartoon from the creator of the Simpsons and Futurama. It's very bad. I watched 3 episodes. The main characters change personalities for the joke of the moment, rather than being consistent. It has lots of jokes about g Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
I preordered but others should read this to see if they want the book: https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/21/exclusive-excerpt-ann-coulters-resistance-futile/ > Exclusive Excerpt from Ann Coulter’s ‘Resistance is Futile!’ — Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/after-isis-how-the-won-even-though-they-were-defe > We were told that people joined ISIS out of “alienation” or just because they are poor, but when we actually got to interview ISIS members when they were Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
Bye IDW curi Open Discussion 2018/08/21
crypto is a bunch of scams that harm regular folks. https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1032020250013753344 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
Research being done on using technology for finding buried mines to help self driving cars deal with snow https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/08/how-self-driving-cars-could-use-mine-detecting-tech-to-see-the-road/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
#10719 This stuff is scary. Spencer says: > In reading histories of the Third Reich I was always struck by how quickly — in just a matter of months — Germany went from being a free, democratic state to an authoritarian dictatorship, right under Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/08/gofundme-cancels-robert-spencers-withdrawal-of-funds-refunds-donations-without-explanation > GoFundMe cancels Robert Spencer’s withdrawal of funds, refunds donations, without explanation He tried to use GoFun Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
#10717 No. If you have specific concerns you should explain or quote them. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
The leftist media says that Trump is going to destroy the world economy and also cause a recession from his trade wars. Is there some truth to it. Should I be scared? FF Open Discussion 2018/08/21
I posted about an issue with screenflow 8 mouse cursors. https://telestreamforum.forumbee.com/t/q5rng3 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/21
New George Reisman ebook (115 pages): Marxism/Socialism, A Sociopathic Philosophy Conceived In Gross Error And Ignorance, Culminating In Economic Chaos, Enslavement, Terror, And Mass Murder: A Contribution To Its Death https://www.amazon.com/dp/ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/21
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My friend and I make sandwiches differently. [image] [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/20
http://blog.rongarret.info/2009/04/why-i-am-not-unicornian.html David Deutsch fan: > A disclaimer: this piece is a poor paraphrase of Deutsch's argument. If it weren't protected by copyright, I would just cut-and-paste the entirety of chapter 7 curi Open Discussion 2018/08/20
Paul Joseph Watson is apparently a follower of Stoicism, brought it up at the end of a recent vid https://youtu.be/Lct8ql2zoLo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/20
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#10708 >I found one of Curi's questions about Objectivists not being very well defined: Correction: I found one question from Curi about the position of Objectivists on fallibility not being well defined: Anonymous Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2018/08/20
I guess that fallibility and error correction are not very strong in the Objectivist epystemology, thats why it's not under it's stregth. But I haven't read any of their books about just that. I found one of Curi's questions about Objectivists not guilherme Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2018/08/20
>Strengths of Popperian epistemology: >understanding of rationality as being about error correction In Galt's speech Rand argues the problem with following an authority using fallibilism and error correction. >Redeem your mind from the hocksh guilherme Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2018/08/20
http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4055803&mc=15&forum_id=2 Guy working in White House got fired cuz he spoke at an event (Mencken club) that Richard Spencer has spoken at. I googled a past speaker list and it seemed like quite a mix of peo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/20
Great new David Horowitz article about Trump and NeverTrumpers. https://amgreatness.com/2018/08/19/trumps-character-and-trumps-presidency/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/19
https://wpgc.radio.com/blogs/white-woman-calls-someone-n-word-x2-bus-ne-gets-beat > A white woman was hospitalized following an altercation where she called a group of people the N-word on the X2 Metrobus. > Video emerged on Twitter showing the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/19
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#10701 one potential fear is a society where some rich ppl are post-scarcity and then some poor people haven't got enough. but the poor people could work for each other, and have their own economy. and anyway if i was so rich i didn't care for m curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>And, besides, if there somehow wasn't scarcity anymore, there'd be plenty for everyone (by definition), so what would one need a job for? I know. some people say "what if machines steal all the jobs? How are we going to get money?", But why do the guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
I wrote: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/98mgy8/eric_weinstein_wonders_what_is_to_have_this_time/e4hc828/ The stuff LT is talking about has little to do with TCS. It's just her views on how to deal with stuff. > I am cur curi Open Discussion 2018/08/19
#10698 great argument re: lack of scarcity not being scary Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
> It seems to me that people that expect that to happen are showing some kind of bias. Because why would one be optimistic about our ability to create technology but pessimistic about our ability to create new jobs? They don't understand scarcity. curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>>Future breakthroughs in technology (e.g. robotics, nanotech) could eliminate millions of jobs very quickly, creating a serious problem of unemployment. It seems to me that people that expect that to happen are showing some kind of bias. Because w guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>>for the richest possible person must still spend money on something, thereby spreading wealth to others. Spending money means acquiring wealth not spreading it. guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
>>But that doesn’t mean a structure couldn’t be put in place to prevent poor uses of these funds. Is it not his argument that the government was the structure supposed to prevent poor use of the funds by the rich? Now he wants to create another guilherme Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
> basically autism rebranded jfc > And I say this as someone who considers himself, in large part, a “libertarian” In what sense is a person who wants to take trillions of dollars by force from the rich a "libertarian"? He's a particularl curi Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
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> Wow. You kicked his ass. It's not about kicking people's asses or beating others in some sort of competition, though. ET explained flaws in Harris's ideas. That's an amazing *gift*, not an ass-kicking. Anonymous Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
Wow. You kicked his ass. I used to like him for his criticism of Islam. FF Sam Harris vs. Capitalism 2018/08/19
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Sam Harris is evil. He advocates e.g. taking trillions of dollars by force. https://samharris.org/how-rich-is-too-rich/ Anonymous Criticism of Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape 2018/08/18
https://samharris.org/how-rich-is-too-rich/ Sam Harris is very bad. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
> Yea, and "almost anything" is wildly wrong, as I said. Repeating your claim to try and rationalize what you said doesn't change that what you said is soundly wrong. No, you cannot teach yourself almost anything, not remotely. A person with an ave ff Open Discussion 2018/08/18
I wrote about morality being contextual. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/9863d5/criticism_of_sam_harris_the_moral_landscape_for/e4g0pe8/ > Is well being really dependent on the subjects values? Yes. E.g. some people like curi Open Discussion 2018/08/18
http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/17/screenshots-show-google-shadowbans-conservative-pro-trump-content/ > These Screenshots Show How Google Shadowbans Conservative And Pro-Trump Content Article talks about trying to promote his video, then trying Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
> The parties of the Right did not differ in principle from those of the Left. They were only more moderate Excerpt From: Ludwig von Mises. “Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War.” iBooks. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
From a comment on slickdeals regarding a monitor >damn i want this for office work! my wife would beat me if i bought another.. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/18
I added a feature to limit how many comments display so the page will load faster. See the original blog post at the top for details and a link. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10679 I interpret LaRouche as thinking he has Aristotle as the pro-science one (pro-empiricism). Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10677 He seems to have mixed Plato and Aristotle to a point of disbelief. He seems smart enough to not do this out of a lack of access to text or knowledge about either philospher. I've only read *The Nicomachean Ethics*, but I've often heard that Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
https://soundcloud.com/humanflourishingproject/episode-3-how-to-enjoy-growth-and-progress My comments on the ep, also posted to FB at https://www.facebook.com/HumanFlourishingProject/posts/1952583394805016 - Talking about *access* to real knowle Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Heard of before, but don't know anything about him. From the quote, he seems rather confused. Lots of people are confused. Shrug. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Ever heard of this guy, elliot? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_LaRouche#Ideology_and_beliefs Quote: *"According to George Johnson, LaRouche sees history as a battle between Platonists, who believe in absolute truth, and Aristotelians, who Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Regarding my Jordan Peterson videos: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/985sls/four_videos_discussing_jordan_petersons_12_rules/ > It's 11 hours long :O > How about a 15-30 min for the start, most important points? If an curi Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10673 i have also enjoyed TJs refrigerated lasagna quite a bit Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10668 - I guess our tastes are different. Mostly they include less of the stuff I don't like. Seeing a bunch of leaves, or avocados, or other random veggies I don't like instantly makes a meal look non-tasty to me. #10669 & #10670 - OK on the conc PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10671 haev you tried TJs meatloaf? it's refrigerated and it's just meatloaf with a little bit of tomato sauce, no sides. very good. you can add your own potatoes, bread, veggies or whatever to go with it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10670 thanks for the reminder that that exists :D Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
One of my favorites that maybe you'd like, PAS: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
> The only prep you do is microwave. They're all pre-cooked. It's kinda like a frozen dinner without the freezing FYI you can now buy lots of things like this at grocery stores like Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. I've tried and enjoyed a bunch from T Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
#10663 Blue Apron is similar to Hello Fresh. Judging by the pictures, Freshly meals look less tasty than Gobble to me. But the convenience factor sounds great. I'll try them sometime. Thanks. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
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Jordan Peterson commented more on Frozen: http://time.com/5176537/jordan-peterson-frozen-movie-disney/ Anonymous Frozen Comments 2018/08/17
Meal Services I've Tried PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/17
Solid tucker vid on how radical and evil Dems are now https://youtu.be/cA6bu-1Qbi8 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/17
I emailed the following to the American Capitalist Party: you should have a serious discussion forum for people to discuss your platform and policies, where you or your representatives/proxies answer questions and criticisms. that way if people hav curi Open Discussion 2018/08/16
http://www.theamericancapitalistparty.com/policies.html > IMMIGRATION > We uphold this conviction: Open borders for honest immigrants is an application of the principle of individual rights to those foreign born. > Consequently, we support o Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/16
https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2018/08/mark-pellegrino-on-the-american-capitalist-party/ > from the time of the U.S. founding until the dawn of the Progressive Era—which was the advent of statism in America—the government spent 3 percent Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/16
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/08/16/2018-iphone-x-apple-pencil-support/ > Another Report Says Second-Generation iPhone X and iPhone X Plus Will Support Apple Pencil Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/16
>For both groups, and in both categories of stimuli, belief (judgments of “true” vs judgments of “false”) was associated with greater signal in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex they didn't do any controls, like just reading or button-pres Anonymous Bad Sam Harris Brain Scanning Research Paper 2018/08/15
The shame of the left Kodheaven Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Good info on media bias where they won't use terms like "right wing" when talking about politics in Muslim countries. https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/whitewashing-far-right-parties-in-the-middle-east Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Psychology textbook covering Popper looks potentially good: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/971hj9/the_problem_with_the_whole_democrats_are_the_real/e49nfcq/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War, by Ludwig von Mises, 1944: > Actually there have been in these last years all over the world two main political parties: the anti-Fascists, i.e., the friends of Russia (communists, f curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
> “A random guy on Twitter with a few thousand followers, Landon Simms, tweeted on Sunday night: > "My grandfather is a 96-yr-old German. When seeing Antifa videos, he shakes his head and says; 'We didn't think it could happen in Germany either. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
I posted criticism of a paper by Sam Harris and some coauthors related to brain scanning religious and non-religious people. I got a Change My View delta (gold star for changing someone's mind about something) and it gave me a wiki to list them: ht curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10647 Followups: kodheaven: >>> the U.S. "conservatives" are the real liberals – in favor of freedom, capitalism, limited government, non-revolutionary reform. >> I can see how that might be the case but you'd have to seperate "conservativ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Wow, Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch blog) got kicked from Patreon because of political bias by *Mastercard*, not by Patreon themselves (at least Patreon was willing to publicly claim this): https://twitter.com/Patreon/status/1029551216886341634 ![] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10647 I fear I will get ignored because the thread is a day old and already has 50 comments. I found it because it's currently in the top 10 on the IDW subreddit main page. Even if I get responses from a few more interested/active users, I think m curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
Trying another subreddit (maybe): https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/971hj9/the_problem_with_the_whole_democrats_are_the_real/ > For sound-bite level of discussion: > the dems are the party of the KKK > the nazis were st curi Open Discussion 2018/08/15
#10641 Objectivism has lots of people who value respectability, allies and philosophy PhDs. They aren't much like Ayn Rand. They try to get along with the libertarians and the leftist intellectuals. It's really sad. > It seems to me that Objectivis curi Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/15
20 years of iMac 🖥 🎂 🍰 🎁 🎊 🎉 🎈 https://t.co/K1mUhc1vfG?amp=1 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/15
> I consider myself to be a student of Objectivism and really love the idea of a Philosophy of reason. However, when it comes to the leaders of the Objectivism movement today I am totally lost on their political views. > I do understand why they d Mysterious Person Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/14
https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/2018/08/mark-pellegrino-on-the-american-capitalist-party/ > Pellegrino: Right now, it is only a platform of governing principles and rough political goals. Our purpose is twofold: First—and if we achieve only Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/14
Good Post Shannon Objectivists Should Vote Trump! 2018/08/14
Etymology is interesting https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_censor > The censor was a magistrate in ancient Rome who was responsible for maintaining the census, supervising public morality, and overseeing certain aspects of the government's fina Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/14
#10638 Another good one, mocking lack of wall progress: **Trump: Don't you see? The wall was inside you all along!** http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4051280&mc=5&forum_id=2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
xoxo has some of the best one liners on the internet thread title (no real content in thread as of now): *"What My 'Knockout Game' Experience Taught Me About My Unconscious Bias" (Vox)"* http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4051037&forum_ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Man explores dead and dying malls http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3494558&mc=36&forum_id=2#32396889 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
> Cicero talking in historical fiction novel Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Cicero, #1) >> Sometimes," he said, summing up the discussion with an aphorism I have never forgotten, "if you find yourself stuck in politics, the thing to do is start Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Cicero talking in historical fiction novel Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Cicero, #1) >Sometimes," he said, summing up the discussion with an aphorism I have never forgotten, "if you find yourself stuck in politics, the thing to do is start a f Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
> Democrats have more positive view of socialism than capitalism https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/13/gallup-democrats-prefer-socialism-to-capitalism/ The ignoramuses should read Mises. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Democrats have more positive view of socialism than capitalism https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/13/gallup-democrats-prefer-socialism-to-capitalism/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
[image] Link to Alan's post: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a-refutation-of-nicholas-dykes-on-karl-popper/ curi Open Discussion 2018/08/13
Ancient Roman criminal punishments could be brutal https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poena_cullei Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
South Africa is gonna take white farmer land without compensation >Another person who gave testimony said: "We are going to take the land, even if it means we're going back to the dark ages. This country must be African. We are African." https: Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/13
eBooks page updated with formatting and FI archives: http://curi.us/ebooks curi Open Discussion 2018/08/12
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you can now add comments=n to the url to limit it to displaying the most recent n comments. example: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion?comments=50 it won't stay that way when you go to a new page (click reply, click post comment, etc), but you curi Open Discussion 2018/08/12
[image] Oh hey, Omri got hired by Ted Cruz :) And took his blog down :( http://mererhetoric.com https://web.archive.org/web/20120217215220/http://mererhetoric.com Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-450593?e=6d10385a84 > Fortnite is launching on Android, some time after iOS. Three interesting things. First, Epic has decided to bypass the Google Play store and get people to side-load the inst Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
#10622 i can see it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
My gif is not loading #10619 FF Open Discussion 2018/08/12
Thread on the sort of things that offend libs nowadays with a twitter thread about Trump used as an example http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4050057&mc=52&forum_id=2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
Solid price on Bose QC 35 ii at multiple sellers https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11929663 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/12
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My post asking how the FDR forum works was deleted too: [image] See #10606 for the post. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
i commented on Alex Epstein's 2nd epistemology podcast: https://www.facebook.com/HumanFlourishingProject/posts/1940289852701037?comment_id=1941565192573503&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D My process for separating non-knowledge from kn curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Example of me changing my mind in an argument (with Alan, about the implications of the second law of thermodynamics): https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/topics/3694 curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
http://www.fdrliberated.com > Today, he employs people to patrol his Facebook page, YouTube account, and forum, deleting information and user accounts that challenge his self-proclaimed role as the "salvation of philosophy" and the first man in his Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Molyneux sucks: http://www.fdrliberated.com/stefan-molyneux-tries-to-silence-another-voice/ he DMCAs critical youtube videos and tries to get critical forums shut down. http://www.fdrliberated.com/suit-claims-stefan-molyneux-listened-in-on-th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/11
I've moved FI to the google group. The google group is now the primary group. I updated the FI website and both group websites. (I prefer people continue sending to both since the yahoo group has way more people, and for redundancy in case google lose curi Open Discussion 2018/08/11
Burglar talking about how he decides where to burgle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtwD-c9hn58 oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/08/11
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Succession season 1 has finished. I liked it. It's renewed for season 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succession_(TV_series) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
[image] Maybe now FF will stop praising Molyneux and suggesting Molyneux is any good. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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advocating spanking children is a bannable offense. what a way to shut down debate! https://board.freedomainradio.com/guidelines/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
https://board.freedomainradio.com/topic/51450-how-does-this-forum-work/ title: > how does this forum work? body: > how does moderation work here? is there transparency for moderator actions? if you do anything wrong, do you get it explaine Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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[image] I think the wod "moderation" violates the "profanity" filter. i made the title vague and then it posted fine. jfc. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
On Twitter, Molyneux claimed interest in TCS crit of his parenting philosophy. So Justin tried posting ot Molyneux's forum. https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1027995040830746624 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/10
Peikoff at the Ford Hall Forum, ARI just put up 14 lectures: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqsoWxJ-qmMv6F-GQsbZmm72JMjHQVrtV curi Open Discussion 2018/08/10
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Alex Epstein replied to me in a friendly, positive way: https://www.facebook.com/HumanFlourishingProject/posts/1928308857232470?comment_id=1936527649743924&reply_comment_id=1937932722936750¬if_id=1533833126646996¬if_t=feed_comment_reply ![ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
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#10596 https works, you can use it, i just haven't gotten around to forcing redirects to it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
[image] So I had multitwitch open on 4 Overwatch streams, chat closed, went AFK ... and see this the next morning. huh. I wonder if he gave every viewer a free sub or something. curi Open Discussion 2018/08/09
Why no "HTTPS" for curi blog? FF Open Discussion 2018/08/09
I click links on topics that interest me. I am not lazy about clicking links. FF How Many People Don't Understand Links? 2018/08/09
How plausible is this? [image] https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-08/trump-buys-krugman-con Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/09
> Elliot, you should read this: > http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ Looking more: > Although we will be suggesting revisions and improvements to the scheme, many psychologists currently suggest that personality can best be understood in terms curi Open Discussion 2018/08/08
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6040727/Extremist-Muslim-father-New-Mexico-compound-training-kids-carry-school-shootings.html > Extremist Muslim father arrested at New Mexico compound housing 11 starving children was 'training them to commi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/08
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-08-08.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/08
https://soundcloud.com/humanflourishingproject/episode-1-the-problem-i-most-want-to-solve/s-6xyZM Alex Epstein is starting a new podcast series. This one is about the need for knowledge in life, and the difficulty of differentiating correct and inc curi Open Discussion 2018/08/08
https://www.drudgereport.com currently the top group of stories: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
Leaving the Infowars app was apparently intentional, see: https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/08/07/tim-cook-eddy-cue-made-conscious-decision-to-drop-alex-jones-podcasts-but-not-app looks like apple claims ToS violation on the podcasts but didn Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/08/06/google-releases-android-9-pie/ > Google Releases Android 9 Pie as Previous Oreo Release is Installed on Just 12% of Devices Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/08/06/infowars > Also curious: Apple only removed Infowars from their podcast directory — the Infowars app remains in the App Store. Different standards? Seems hard to justify de-listing the podcasts for “ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
#10529 > I updated the FI book recommendations page by adding this paragraph: > > Note: *If you don't like a book, stop reading it*. Ask a question about it, share a criticism, or try something else. If it's too difficult, *stop reading* and see anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/07
Leffen won evo. Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FvuePsWS-c Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/06
I commented on *Omnipotent Government* at: http://curi.us/2126-open-discussion#c10528 Anonymous Mises Against Open Borders 2018/08/06
Post updated with another quote! curi Mises Against Open Borders 2018/08/06
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T9KDcICn8M&lc=UgxJ59Uhrkab8ndNL6l4AaABAg.8iSn5-9auUO8jaKmIdz1Ix Ray Cathode writes: >> Popper had a mistaken view of the nature of induction. In essence, he tried to argue that inductions are formed by the obser curi Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10578 There are lots of good people in South Korea. South Korea has been economically productive. Jeong doesn't represent it. Culturally, isn't she more of an *American* leftist than anything distinctively related to Korea? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
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hey we are getting a new Coulter book soon. that should be good :) https://www.amazon.com/Ann-Coulter/e/B00JLG65ZS Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10573 >> Who else is even in contention? > i don't know, not a big TV watcher... i've seen some hannity, he's ok but not as good as tucker. and saw some bill o'reilly in the past, who was ok but not as good as tucker. others are generally awful Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> Anarchy Breaks Out in Portland, With the Mayor’s Blessing > A vicious mob targeted the ICE office and even a food cart. The police followed orders to do nothing. > Andy NgoAug. 3, 2018 5:24 p.m. ET > Along the trolley tracks behind the U. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> I can anticipate a similar result with your answer about knowledge. They'd say something like "God is the explanation of how that's possible or what's going on there". And they'd say God is explained in the Bible, and I'd say it's an unsatisfactory curi Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10571 > Who else is even in contention? i don't know, not a big TV watcher... i've seen some hannity, he's ok but not as good as tucker. and saw some bill o'reilly in the past, who was ok but not as good as tucker. others are generally awful, Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
From the xoxo archives: The Fall of Github > not all companies are. github is kind of a tragic tale that's all-too-common in the valley of a well-meaning but naive white dork founder who gets browbeaten by the social justice crowd and continually c Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
>> GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be > Tucker the best TV news host? By far? Who else is even in contention? Like Hannity is okay but nowhere near sa Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
#10536 I had thee same view about it in the beginning, but the author does not use "altruism" properly. He is only referring to the outcome and not an intention. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/05
> GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be Tucker the best TV news host? By far? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
#10567 Thanks. I saw this as a variant of the question Christians typically ask about the universe, "Where did the universe come from originally if not God?" To which my answer has been that we don't know. But God doesn't provide an answer either, PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/04
> From: https://yesornophilosophy.com/ >> You could propose that knowledge always existed and was never originally created. God is eternal. That's not satisfactory either. > Why is that not satisfactory? The context was the questions: > *H Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
GREAT Tucker vid on Sarah Jeong and the racism of the left https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reE0Y7psEE0&feature=youtu.be Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
From: https://yesornophilosophy.com/ > You could propose that knowledge always existed and was never originally created. God is eternal. That's not satisfactory either. Why is that not satisfactory? PAS Open Discussion 2018/08/04
The quality of most political attacks is so low that Robert Spencer *routinely* gets mixed up for Richard Spencer. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ says geniuses are like this: > The Endogenous personality is the ‘inner’ Man; a person whose outlook on life is ‘inward.’ He is inner-directed, inner-driven, inner-motivated; one who uses inner modes of thi curi Open Discussion 2018/08/04
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Elliot, you should read this: http://geniusfamine.blogspot.com/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/04
[image] Ultimate Sarah Jeong racist tweet collection link: https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1025437806775226368 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/03
[image] Context: Jeong wrote very racist, nasty tweets and got hired by NYT. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/03
> Netflix made a great Rome show: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Empire_(TV_series) > I just finished season 2. > It has a narrator and sometimes it cuts to modern scholars saying things about Rome. It's kinda a live action show, but w Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
someone humorously imagined what Trump reading the Sarah Jeong tweets at an upcoming Trump rally might be like (background here http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/02/new-york-times-sarah-jeong-racist/) http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/1/17639656/uber-lyft-bailout-nyc-taxi-drivers-cap > Lyft, Uber, and Via proposed a $100 million fund for underwater medallion owners, but the [NYC] mayor and the City Council said no thanks Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
> Conservatism's Hidden History http://www.danielpipes.org/18452/conservativism-hidden-history this perspective is worth being aware of. but Burke was a liberal. you could call it the reformer liberals vs. the utopian radical liberals. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/02
new reddit SUCKS. it is laggy to scroll up and down on a good computer, probably because of all the autoplaying videos. and compare how much content you can see on one page: old: [image] new: ! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Netflix made a great Rome show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Empire_(TV_series) I just finished season 2. It has a narrator and sometimes it cuts to modern scholars saying things about Rome. It's kinda a live action show, but with docu curi Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Apple reported earnings and the stock went up 5%. Mac sales were down, probably due to lack of updates to Mac models (MacBook Pros just got updated, but that was after the period reported; more updates will come this fall presumably). Apple bought Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/tommy-robinson-free-mef-heavily-involved > Tommy Robinson Free – MEF [Middle East Forum, with Daniel Pipes as president] Heavily Involved Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/origins-of-second-civil-war-globalism-tech-boom-immigration-campus-radicalism/ > In the 1980s, the universities embraced two antithetical agendas, both costly and reliant on borrowed money. On the one hand, ca Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/08/01
Why do people use Medium? PS https://medium.com/topic/politics Judging by a few dozen headlines, ~all articles on major political issues are anti-Trump. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10546 I agree that he could get plenty of quotes for an article with some skill. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
http://thehill.com/regulation/labor/399690-doj-labor-dept-to-target-employers-that-discriminate-against-americans-by > The Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Labor announced an agreement Tuesday to work together in cracking down on companies that "di Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10543 the stuff you quote is amusing but it's kinda dumb too. he could read that book like 5 hours if he was good at reading (500 wpm). or he could have just read like a chapter, or started reading the chapter until he had enough quotes to yell at, o Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
I'd like to see the evidence that Burke and Godwin – hell and Mises and Rand who wrote things before 1960 – were racists by *my* standards (me being a person alive today). Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
#10543 > Mr. Goldberg’s thesis, gleaned from reviews and his endless electronic media appearances, is that the biggest thing (if not the only thing) that makes “the West” great are our Enlightenment/Lockean/Classical Liberal values. and th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> A few months ago, VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow asked me if I might review neoconservative #NeverTrumper Jonah Goldberg’s new book, Suicide of the West. I value my free time highly, so I was pretty dubious—Jonah Goldberg, who has been a medi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
https://hbr.org/2018/07/want-less-biased-decisions-use-algorithms > Thanks to the pioneering work of Paul Meehl (and follow-up work by Robyn Dawes), we have known since at least the 1950s that very simple mathematical models outperform supposed exp Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
https://www.wsj.com/articles/top-u-s-universities-back-harvard-in-affirmative-action-case-1532977076 > “Educational institutions have the requisite expertise and the right to make the inherently academic judgments on how to set criteria for their Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> #10532 there's a serious article saying that lesbians should learn to give blow jobs because some women have penises. related: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
[image] The Mises quotes are at: http://curi.us/2133-mises-against-open-borders Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=26161 > Belgian funded PA school still named after terrorist mass murderer > PA ignores Belgian demands to change name, yet Belgian funding of the PA continues unabated Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Ryan Waggoner email newsletter today begins: > Hi there, > When I was a teenager, my dad used to say that nothing good happens after midnight. > I know, he sounds fun, right? > But in this case, he was correct, because enrollment for Freel Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
> Psychiatry is an absolute sham, an excuse to horrifically abuse children: > > http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5992551/Barbara-OHare-opens-abuse-hands-Dr-Kenneth-Milner.html That report says nothing about psychiatry. What it does say is Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Free iOS camera app (pay attention to instructions) https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11882827 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/31
Have any of you read DIM Hypothesis? Did you like it? I read some and got bored. Same with Ominous Parallels. Does anyone know something I'm missing? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10532 there's a serious article saying that lesbians should learn to give blow jobs because some women have penises. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Satire can't keep up with reality anymore: https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1024093165916233728 oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10530 oh wtf. it's NOT Sowell. it uses his name, photo and handle, but then admits being a fake in the profile. but that may actually be a quote from the real Sowell. impersonator accounts should have an indicator that's visible without reading th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Thomas Sowell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThomasSowell/status/1023977297228046336 > “One of the most pathetic—and dangerous—signs of our times is the growing number of individuals and groups who believe that no one can possibly disagre Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
I updated the FI book recommendations page by adding this paragraph: Note: *If you don't like a book, stop reading it*. Ask a question about it, share a criticism, or try something else. If it's too difficult, *stop reading* and seek help or try so curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
i don't think i read Omnipotent Government. preface: > IN dealing with the problems of social and economic policies, the social sciences consider only one question: whether the measures suggested are really suited to bringing about the effects s curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
thx for the tip, i'll check if i've read that one or not. i've been rereading Human Action currently. > It's a lot better than the work of people who currently claim to represent him at the Mises Institute. aren't basically ALL his books better Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT0WlbXLpXM Yaron Brook attacked Charles Tew. Charles Tew comments. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Mises breaks things down and goes step by step. He also does a good job of organizing the book into sections and sub-sections. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10521 it's a *great* book. a huge achievement. it's long and has a low error rate. most thinkers would have a hard time writing one page with that low an error rate without being boring/pointless, and Mises manages to do it consistently for hundreds Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
the style of *Human Action* (by Mises) is very slow and careful. very anti-*overreaching*. it’s an example of how far you can get while mostly just keeping it simple and not fucking up. he's constantly putting together simple, almost "obvious" stuff curi Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10519 oh shit i got to the end and the #3 and #2 were serious, and then the #1 was hilarious trolling. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CgjGH2ddmI I'm finding it very amusing to hear an *analytical* person doing *analysis* of people's looks. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
unicode has some junk/mistake characters in it. https://www.dampfkraft.com/ghost-characters.html > You'd think that listing the source would make tracking down the origins of the characters easy, but it's important to clarify what counts as a "s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-450589?e=6d10385a84 > The ACLU did a publicity stunt in which it got Amazon's cloud facial recognition service to falsely identify US congressmen as criminals, by matching their pictures against Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/islamic-relief-fails-to-disprove-terror-links > The Middle East Forum (MEF) has decisively responded to a letter sent by Islamic Relief USA to members of Congress denying allegations made in a recent MEF report Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
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> Is COBOL holding you hostage with Math? https://medium.com/@bellmar/is-cobol-holding-you-hostage-with-math-5498c0eb428b interesting article on why COBOL is still used, the tradeoffs, and fixed point math. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/07/29/review-the-2018-macbook-pro-with-i9-processor-is-the-fastest-laptop-apple-has-ever-made-but-it-could-be-better > We've said it before —we think Apple got hosed by Intel, when they were gearing up for the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
This is an interesting video. It's the same guy from the above video, but in a real interview, unscripted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA6OwzQ-P1Q He's arguing with a lefty, and he concedes all kinds of false stuff, but he still argues some Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
#10510 note the video presents itself as unscripted and off-the-cuff, but it's actually scripted. the speaker is an actor, but also genuinely is a lefty. (in my understanding from doing too little research to know much about him) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLG9g7BcjKs leftist ranting about Trump's victory. interesting. lots of blame on Hillary. says that the polls were wrong because "we" (the left) suppress people saying what they really think. says that lots of Trump Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Same article, apparently the SEC thinks making too much profit on a voluntary transaction is fraud: > That’s *just* selling the bond for (much) more than Merrill paid for it. There is no lying at all. But the SEC still thinks it’s fraud: >> Anonymous Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30
Same article, Levine writes: > Still, you probably shouldn’t lie to your customers about the prices you paid for bonds. That's not legal advice or anything, and the law does seem murky, but in any case, your bank doesn’t want you to do it. Here Anonymous Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30
Reading the article and remembering things it said and then connecting them to my comments afterward is *too hard for people*. And they won't scroll back and forth to reread things and figure it out – even though that would be a step towards develop curi Matt Levine Thinks Badly About Incentives and Economics 2018/07/30
Maybe I should make pagination for comments. I don't like being forced into a paged view, but it could be a good *option* instead of making a new open discussion post periodically. It could be enabled only if there are 200+ comments, or something like Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/product/bacon-smokehouse-burger.html Really great flavor profile. I was impressed. The sauce is what makes it. Best McDonald's burger i have ever had Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/30
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=26155 > Quiz Israel out of existence - and win $50-$100! > PA TV quiz rewards Palestinians who deny Israel's existence PA = Palestinian Authority (maybe the West shouldn't fund them!?) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
[image] Meanwhile, the media are lying about Lakemba: https://youtu.be/x9MgCE933w8 (Interesting tidbit at the end: Stefan didn't think Lauren going to Lakemba would be productive. He admits he was Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
Khaled sounds awful even by the standards of being a performer. Does he get some kinda affirmative action bonus for being a Muslim that helps him keep getting gigs? Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/30
https://twitter.com/usatodaymoney/status/1023678822305038336?s=21 Presuming they give u MacCoins when u get a Big Mac for a dollar using daily app coupon, Big Macs are gonna be the best deal at McDonald's deal at mcdonalds Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/30
https://t.co/I6WZ3LAvk0 Steve Bannon says: > “Absolutely. The main two differences between right-wing populism here and in Europe is that in Europe, even my right-wing brothers in Italy, they still look to the state for solutions. The question Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/29
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#10495 This relates to an ongoing policy I was thinking about today: In general, I'm highly responsive to requests, but not very responsive to unstated preferences that people seem to want me to guess and then act on (while they, often, would deny curi Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Twitter cut too much off the quote so it's confusing. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
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#10493 > Both groups got better. The antibiotics didn’t work any better than the placebos, though. Placebos are highly effective for many conditions, and have been shown to enact neurophysiological change in patients exposed to them. That is, pl Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10492 > The problem is, of course, that parents are not the ones who would actually be subjected to my interventions. The children, my patients, don’t get to choose. And it isn’t fair to treat parents’ worry through the vulnerable bodies of Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10491 the Lyme article link: https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/07/25/the-challenge-of-chronic-lyme/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10476 Besides making up McDonalds food symptoms, people also do this: [image] See also, the history of "hysteria" (read Szasz books covering history, like Manufacture of Madness). Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
[image] Ugh. Well, as I've said before, he's on a 4 year clock (NOT 8 years). He really, really, really should have built a wall already. But the end of his term is the hard limit on reasonable patience. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Lots of negative words are also used as positive words. They're still used as negative words, too. Examples: Sick, nasty, bad, ridiculous, disgusting, crazy, insane. Why? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/92ot86/dj_khaled_performance_crowd_reaction/e37dozx/ > He [Khaled] killed the energy at Coachella and got boo’d off stage at EDC Las Vegas. Idk why people keep bringing this dude in EDC vi curi DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/28
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Two of top 3 posts on the Overwatch subreddit right now are attacking Khaled: [image] Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/28
Another common one is: Q: Are you going to reply about X? A: [ignores question, feels pressured to reply about X, maybe starts replying] Often, I don't care that much if someone is going to reply or not, I just want to know so I can act accor curi Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Khaled > In 2018, Khaled became the subject of considerable ridicule on social media, particularly on Twitter, after a 2014 interview resurfaced in which he stated that he would not perform oral sex on his wife. In Anonymous DJ Khaled is Awful 2018/07/28
There are various types of discussion which suck, like: - discussing how much authority/expertise/credentials a poster has, as a proxy for discussing his claim - flaming - calling someone biased, instead of addressing their arguments, as a me curi Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
> It happens with all kinds of meta discussion, not just asking why they didn't discuss. If you talk about how they were discussing badly, they often ignore you to discuss more. If you ask why they think the topic is unimportant (or whether they think Anne B Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
> The pattern seems to be they avoid bigger questions and bigger issues, like why they do things. They respond about smaller, more limited issues. Even when I recognize that someone wants to discuss why I didn't discuss something I often don't know Anne B Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
People do it *even more* when you haven't asked a direct question. People know rhetorical questions exist, but are bad at figuring out which questions are rhetorical or not. People aren't very literal or precise in general. Lots of people phr curi Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2018/07/28
great behind the scenes content from the Overwatch League Finals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzdB3zGgXh8 (has day 1 spoilers) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10463 Another indication twitter deleted a lot of bots, not MAGAs. They apparently deleted way more Obama followers than Trump followers: https://twitter.com/JohnRLottJr/status/1023272920049758215 > Interesting that Obama had about 10xs more fa Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Standard, good red pill tips: https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/the-male-sexuality-shaming-shit-test/ It's interesting how the guy with the newbie question says: > I know the correct answer is and then says the socially-normie tot Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
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#10474 no, he loved money. since you're being pedantic, you ought to remember the difference between money and paper money. did you have a positive suggestion for a better emoji? there's no gold bar. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
#10473 von Mises hated money. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/28
Updated Twitter profile. One emoji per thing instead of two. Added MAGA. [image] curi Open Discussion 2018/07/27
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#10470 dumb, indirect, passive voice. like the username "A Jurisprudence is Performed" Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> #10468 lol @ this xoxo comment. i don't think other ppl will appreciate it but i think you will: >> A cinema is attended I forgot what this reference is about Btw https://twitter.com/slickdeals/status/1023007651934945280?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10468 lol @ this xoxo comment. i don't think other ppl will appreciate it but i think you will: > A cinema is attended Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> Perhaps the buzziest money-loser of the year is MoviePass, which has upended the film industry by essentially giving away millions of free movie tickets. Until recently, MoviePass members could pay $9.95 for a monthly subscription that allowed them Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10466 jeez i read a bunch. this is the worst one: https://twitter.com/almostjingo/status/1022314561930579968 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/399278-trump-had-repeatedly-asked-aides-to-ban-reporters-before-cnn-incident Trump sucks at tyranny; has to fight with staff to get even a single reporter banned from WH To compare, here is some stuff Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10464 shut your mouth, shut your mind, and learn to obey Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> WORCESTER, Mass. — A freshman tentatively raises her hand and takes the microphone. "I'm really scared to ask this," she begins. "When I, as a white female, listen to music that uses the N-word, and I'm in the car, or, especially when I'm with all Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
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> Why can't we have 10%? Cuz of anti-capitalism. Progress would certainly more than double if we had pretty pure capitalism and minimal government. 10% wouldn't even be that would. There's way more than a factor of 3 loss from the destructive po Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
[image] I want to live in a world where 4.1% is shit. Why can't we have 10%? Also a world where people don't make such a big deal out of GPD since, as is well know, it's a crappy, misleading, flawed s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
kinda interesting article about a semi-right-winger and how he differs from the left he used to be more a part of. https://areomagazine.com/2018/03/11/a-liberal-who-remembers/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/culture-war-turns-expression-and-free-speech-into-weapon/ > In a culture-war world, it is inescapable that everything becomes a weapon. Stupid opener. It's kinda like a tautology. In an X-world, X is inesca Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
#10457 What do I (who?) misunderstand about Popper or Mises? With Hayek I presume you consider *disliking* him to be misunderstanding. But I like Mises and Popper, so I don't even know what you're talking about. Maybe you're bad at communicating Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
It's that you lack the austrian spirit. Die Österreichische Geist. This is the thing that prevents you from understanding Popper, Mises, Hayek and all those other people. You just don't get it. You don't understand the culture it all came from Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
brooooooooooooo I realised what your problem is. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> because I don't want the left to think I'm a racist. Or even say it, dishonestly. Do they even think? Do they actually *think* their targets are racists? Can they meaningfully think such a thing given their unwillingness to think about what "raci Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
> "I swear by my life and my love it, that I am my brother's keeper, and he is mine" And I'll make him be mine, whether he likes it or not, and no matter what country he's from because I don't want the left to think I'm a racist. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
"I swear by my life and my love it, that I am my brother's keeper, and he is mine" Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTAWaWMeB8c Stefan Molyneux says "SCHOOL SUCKS". Decent video, especially the first few minutes. He goes off on some tangents and repeats some stuff later on. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
Constant Contact shuts down VDare account due to "white supremacy" https://twitter.com/vdare/status/1022910090121277440?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
HorowitzCenter and more are shadowbanned on twitter. https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1022820066323251200 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
RIP free speech and Western values in Sydney. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqY4Z1fTrMc Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/27
Breitbart News liked your Tweet curi Open Discussion 2018/07/27
Horowitz Freedom Center Newsletter writes: > Congressman Keith Ellison — a good friend of Jew hating, anti-white Louis Farrakhan — is demanding Amazon ban the Freedom Center from selling our books and pamphlets. jeez. prominent dem politi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Another example of how psychiatry thwarts the rule of law: https://twitter.com/PamelaGeller/status/1022674700361654272 > Canada: “Mentally ill” Muslim found “not criminally responsible” for STABBING three soldiers in army recruiting cent Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
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Hopelite curi Open Discussion 2018/07/26
#10441 Odds they save me? Assume I would die of old age at 90 and i'm currently 42. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Company already working on senescent cell clearance starts a spin-off targeting cancer https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/07/oncosenx-is-the-oisin-biotechnologies-spinoff-targeting-cancer/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Bose QC35 II on sale $278 https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/fp/407839 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Hoplite curi Open Discussion 2018/07/26
Libs sometimes act as if the following were true: if there was ever any racist argument for a policy then the policy is bad. But they are inconsistent. Like there used to be racist arguments for favoring certain countries in immigration quotas s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Another great patio11 tweetstorm. This one is talking to his bank about buying US currency. https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1022321992312078336 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Psychiatry is an absolute sham, an excuse to horrifically abuse children: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5992551/Barbara-OHare-opens-abuse-hands-Dr-Kenneth-Milner.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Trump gets EU to agree to lower tariffs https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/25/trump-we-hope-to-work-something-out-on-a-fair-trade-deal-with-europe.html Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Just noticed Roseanne is Rose + Anne. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/exclusive-obama-administration-knowingly-funded-a > the Obama administration approved a grant of $200,000 of taxpayer money to an al-Qaeda affiliate in Sudan — a decade after the U.S. Treasury designated it a Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Steve Jobs stories: https://www.cake.co/conversations/g4CP6zJ/the-secret-call-to-andy-grove-that-may-have-helped-apple-buy-next Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Professor marks student down for using "mankind", says word is sexist and only refers to men https://youtu.be/kAxUDMy1oUw Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/25
Hi Hi I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2018/07/24
Trump proposes totally free trade with EU but is doubtful they'll take him up on it https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1021909900941815809?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/CaolanRob/status/1021767477552795648 Good video. Lauren Southern tries to talk to some protestors but they won't discuss, they just want to flame her. LS asks for evidence and what they come up with is that she disagrees with th curi Open Discussion 2018/07/24
SNL writer criticizes culture of intentionally unfunny comedy http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/23/snl-writer-michael-che-criticizes-unfunny-comedy-culture/ Apparently people are making programs where they just eg talk about their being queer an Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
[image] that’s impossible, she went to rehab years ago. doesn’t rehab work?? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Apple has released a patch for thermal issues on 2018 MBP https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/07/24/tested-apples-patch-fixes-the-thermal-situation-in-the-2018-i9-macbook-pro Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> Why didn't Roark read philosophy? Why didn't he ask for criticism? > Why doesn't he do some of the things FI members do? Why is he too sure of everything? Rand didn't know everything. The internet didn't exist. Who would Roark have asked for Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10420 You're paying selective attention to people who are putting effort into not learning from you. 99% of people need to learn a ton. Try to help someone who wants to learn (yourself or others). If we could help the top 10% of people a lot, then th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10421 I could do that. There are some downsides, like it involves hidden stuff and people suck at computers, and expanding stuff is an extra step, and once there are more articles it'd require article categories for them all to fit on one page. I curi Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10398 What about having broad headings on the side bar that unfold more specific headings beneath them when you click? oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> there are better people to help first, who are more interested in learning/thinking/reasoning/truth. don't try to start with some of the most unreasonable people. There must be something a person could say that would drive them towards the center ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> there are better people to help first, who are more interested in learning/thinking/reasoning/truth. don't try to start with some of the most unreasonable people. There must be something a person would say that you drive them towards the center. FF Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Why didn't Roark read philosophy? Why didn't he ask for criticism? Why doesn't he do some of the things FI members do? Why is he too sure of everything? FF Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> #10415 Shouldn't people try to burst their bubble? They are thinking they are on the right side and destroying society. there are better people to help first, who are more interested in learning/thinking/reasoning/truth. don't try to start with s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10415 Shouldn't people try to burst their bubble? They are thinking they are on the right side and destroying society. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10408 Great followups by @patio11 [image] > How would FI members deal with these people? Why deal with them? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
How would FI members deal with these people? FF Open Discussion 2018/07/24
You don't need to write "Image:" in front of your images. https://qz.com/980766/the-truth-about-false-rape-accusations/ > In every academic study, one of the most common kinds of false accuser is a teenage girl who tells her parents she was rape Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
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someone linked me this - https://qz.com/980766/the-truth-about-false-rape-accusations/ ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
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[image] The left is so nasty and hateful. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/22-of-us-population-does-not-speak-english-at-home > Some 13.5 percent of the U.S. population -- 44 million -- is foreign born, the highest level ever, and many are not proficient in English, ch Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10404 The hover thing started working. I'd already tried on multiple pages and refreshing multiple times. But now it works. I don't get it. https://twitter.com/SoiledSnowflake/status/1021813452984086530 > I am 100% sure that Basileus has been a Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10404 I follow some people using lists and bookmarks. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
#10399 When I hover my mouse of one of their names, info about them pops up. This is normal on twitter (not mobile). Example: [image] But it won't show up when I hover on Basileus. FF, is twitter scre Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Its funny how aggressive they get even if you agree with them on many issues. They want you to fully submit to them. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/eunarthabossamy/status/1021808989896564737 ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/mariato3108/status/1021811031276961794 https://twitter.com/danielmhenry/status/1021809562960064512 ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
I couldn't convince them of anything. But I was totally calm throughout as they attacked me. It felt awesome. ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://twitter.com/basileus420/with_replies I had a lengthy arguments with feminists on twitter. https://twitter.com/Ms_Liz2/status/1021823199644975105 https://twitter.com/SoiledSnowflake/status/1021813452984086530 https://twitter.com/SoiledS ff Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Rational Essays Site Updates curi Open Discussion 2018/07/24
Bounded and Unbounded Emotions curi Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/07/24/iphone-x-resale-value iPhone X resale value is 75-85% of the original price. It's 9 months old. Amazing! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
> https://vdare.com/articles/conservatism-inc-s-fawning-response-to-james-gunn-scandal-reveals-where-its-true-loyalties-lie > Some conservatives have double standards on what jokes they think should destroy people's career. The double standards are Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
>https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11856451 > Good deal on widescreen monitor tho some ppl complain of flickering at higher hz Good price but brightness on monitor is kinda low. Much lower than iMac 5k display Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/24/throttling-i9-macbook-pro-power-delivery-chip/ > A user posting on reddit and in the MacRumors forums has given a detailed account of their findings and attempts to circumvent the throttling previously discovere Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/t/11856451 Good deal on widescreen monitor tho some ppl complain of flickering at higher hz Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
https://vdare.com/articles/conservatism-inc-s-fawning-response-to-james-gunn-scandal-reveals-where-its-true-loyalties-lie Some conservatives have double standards on what jokes they think should destroy people's career. The double standards are com Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/24
iPhone X vs. Macbook (12", not pro or air) 19% of the weight and 49% of the battery power (in terms of actual amount of energy is in the battery, unrelated to how much energy the device uses). The iPhone X has a much higher battery-to-other-stuf Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
[image] People are so concerned with correlations and think that correlations speak for themselves. This is connected with induction, which basically says the data can speak for itself. Inductivists a curi Open Discussion 2018/07/23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EiyuZwPKFQ Documentaries about Greece are generally nice. Most of this one is pretty good. It has a huge inaccuracy, though. It presents all the Greeks including the Athenians as being equally bellicose, and pres Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
Tucker: Washington not worried about male wage crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJVN_ReJD00 Yes there are flaws here (some of the concerns about automation in factories and self-driving cars, as a threat to male jobs). But there are import Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
https://youtu.be/20HDmRbYefw?t=5m14s Obama, like many "leaders", has no real control over what he says publicly or what the leftist agenda is. In 2003, he tried saying we should do more to promote marriage in order to reduce gun violence. He got at Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
How do you compare: 1) MGTOWs fooling themselves that they're OK with no woman. 2) Blue pillers fooling themselves that their marriage is great. ? And whatever is going on with society in general, how do you decide which is more risky or p Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/23
https://www.aqr.com/Insights/Perspectives/Virtue-is-its-Own-Reward-Or-One-Mans-Ceiling-is-Another-Mans-Floor About how virtue investing should/must generate lower returns. > What happens when one group of investors, call them the virtuous, simpl Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/07/23
steelmanning overrated https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/conversations/messages/27744 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/23
mgtow is ok. some legit red pill points. haven't read a ton of their stuff. curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/23
MGTOW Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/23
#10372 half the people Trump hires are disloyal. he has trouble even controlling the FBI. as ridiculous as a coup is, Trump isn't even close to the *table stakes* just to get started on failing at a coup. he's so far from having tight control over a l Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/23
i replied to Alan's new blog post about overreaching. it uses Brett Hall as an example. https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2018/07/23/overreaching-example-psychopaths/#comment-4908 curi Discussion 2018/07/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyIftAPf7kM bully hunters is going to harass bullies in order to make **everyone** welcome (except ppl who are labelled bullies without a trial). hmmm ::thinking:: Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gim3d1qlZog his sexual orientation is male cars..? ... bro, have you considered a RealDoll? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
The Honest Gold Digger https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OgHct5RkRwE Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
> #10368 she has disabled [youtube subscriber numbers] using an option. You can hide subscriber numbers on YouTube, oh. i wonder why someone popular would do that. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10368 she has disabled that using an option. You can hide subscriber numbers on YouTube, Ff Discussion 2018/07/22
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[image] jfc. even if Trump was gonna do a military coup or something, wouldn't he wait until 2024 when he runs out of legitimate years in office? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
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"Punch a Nazi" (ft. Rucka Rucka Ali) - Social Justice: The Musical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AhGYo9TExU Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
Brittany Venti says: if you say something that sounds scripted, and it wasn't even scripted, that's bad. good point about internalizing being a fake panderer. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10367 On a random YouTube video I see "Subscribe 1.6m" to tell me how many followers the person has. But on Brittany it just says "Subscribe" with no number. Is that YouTube fucking with her account? I wasn't able to find her follower count but I Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
streamer permabanned from Twitch for parody interview she did as a "woman's rights advocate" encouraging more women to engage in mass shootings, on basis that she engaged in serious violent threats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA2HiqEJ1XA Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10363 every "reply" button takes you to the bottom. End or Command-Down work on desktop. You're presumably on mobile. icab has the feature built in. Scroll to bottom bookmarklet: javascript:window.scrollTo%280%2C100000%29 All the mobil Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
#10363 I want that button too. ff Discussion 2018/07/22
> You are underestimating his fame. He has strong cachet among Millennials and he's very widely read among shitlibs. HIs writing is all over college syllabi. Go to an affluent or at least college educated shitlib couple's house and 50/50 you see his b Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/22
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#10361 have you tasted poop? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
#10341 it tastes GOOD. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
[image] fucking paypal. fuck deplatforming. patreon is the same. gumroad are probably SJWs. i don't know if stripe is the same or not. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
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A movie suggestion Anonymouse Discussion 2018/07/21
Trying to have Paths Forward with Vox and NYT about gun violence stats/facts, but there are none: https://crimeresearch.org/2018/05/responding-voxs-popular-americas-unique-gun-violence-problem-explained-17-maps-charts/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
[image] There are no Paths Forward here. There's no way for the truth to change Black's mind. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
snapchat is fucking awful but there are other options like AR Measurekit can do a face mesh! demo vid: https://twitter.com/MeasureKit/status/926154030933528579?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E926154030933528579&ref_url=https%3A Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
downloading snapchat to see how it's true depth camera (iphoneX) face filters are. more realistic animoji that hide your face, or will just partial masks/overlays that don't give enough privacy? let's see... Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
over 2 weeks, no Evan continuation. he's bad to talk to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iajOfqDF5bk&lc=UgzdOsr8dFLk843Z_S54AaABAg Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
dota2 gives broad permission for *live* streams of tournaments with your own commentary, (with your normal ads/sponsorship stuff disabled): http://blog.dota2.com/2017/10/broadcasting-dota-2/ > in addition to the official, fully-produced streams Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
> “Putin is the illegitimate leader of a corrupt and dysfunctional country, an economic nonentity among nations, geographically overstretched, with a rusting military and a population increasingly composed of aging drunks. Trump is the constitutiona Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/21
curi's dragon animoji reads xkcd comics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkK-UJur5mI Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
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Useful search to find Daniel Eran Dilger articles: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aappleinsider.com+%22By+Daniel+Eran%22 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/19/ifixit-2018-macbook-pro-keyboard-dust-exposure/ neat testing of new apple keyboards with glowing paint dust Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/07/20/phillies-apple-business-chat nice workflow! > To order, a fan would first open the iPhone camera app and scan the QR code on the seat back. That will launch prompts on the iMessage text screen to plac Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
https://www.memri.org/reports/former-isis-member-nour-al-din-al-hatimi-explains-how-he-grew-disillusioned-organization guy goes to Syria to fight for Islam with ISIS. finds out: the muslims there don't want foreigners in their country, and ISIS is Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
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> #10260 nu i like poop but it was also le first ting i thought of cos of how much i like POOOOOOOOOOOOOP. also i dont LIKE poop i like EATING poop. > poop tastes gud. Mr. Hankey fan? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
[image] Sometimes article titles are all caps. Fix with: Edit -> Transformations -> Capitalize But there's no hotkeys for the case transforms by default. Also I went ahead and made an easier to pre Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
#10260 nu i like poop but it was also le first ting i thought of cos of how much i like POOOOOOOOOOOOOP. also i dont LIKE poop i like EATING poop. poop tastes gud. derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/20
OS X custom text editing hotkeys Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
emacs text editing shortcuts and their global macOS equivalents. https://jblevins.org/log/kbd Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
> What do you think of visiting escorts? The reason people want sex so bad is the social-cultural meaning. There is massive social-cultural pressure for prostitutes not to count, for it to be deemed non-meaningful (like casual party hookups, but ev curi Discussion 2018/07/20
[image] bad tweet by Ann. Trump is right. Google is an American company and the EU are a pack of thieves who steal money from US companies with "fines" (by force). Total bullshit that does take advantage Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
about Trump and Putin Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/20
What do you think of visiting escorts? buddy Discussion 2018/07/19
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/pew-research-center-study-shows-that-democrats-have-shifted-to-the-extreme-left/ in the last 23 years, dems have shift left far more than republicans have shifted right. read some of the poll questions Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Sounds like Kindle is completely broken. They are standard html blockquote tags. Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/07/19
I read this article on Kindle, via Send to Kindle app and I couldn't differentiate the quotes from normal text, they appear the same. Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2018/07/19
Thanks. I swapped their names on gumroad for future downloaders. curi Discussion 2018/07/19
fyi, I think your recent screencasts are labeled incorrectly in Gumroad. e.g. Video 2 is labeled "Parenting; Free Speech", but it's actually the one on pressuring kids, etc. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
first guy on Penn and Teller Fool Us, s05e04, says that his original tricks (the ones he invented) got the best audience responses, so he had the "courage" to keep performing original tricks. doing more of your best-performing, best-selling stuff i Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
https://twitter.com/mujabes/status/1019369643725742085 lol Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Updated the post with a couple more tips. FYI the max image dimensions are 500 pixels tall, 833 pixels wide. Larger images are automatically scaled down (proportionally) so don't worry about it. curi Improvements to Comments 2018/07/19
[image] lol Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
[image] I watched the video. He says Muslims love this world too much, and hate death too much, and need to change by embracing Islam more. [image] liar Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
https://www.memri.org/tv/chicago-friday-sermon-ashraf-nusairat-berates-listeners-for-loving-this-world-more-than-they-love-making-sacrifices > Chicago Friday Sermon By Dr. Ashraf Nusairat: Muslims Are Humiliated “Because We Love Our Children More Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
#10322 "you are a racist" = "i don't like you". they have no regard for what words mean. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
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ESPN uses Slasher's info and the story Slasher broke (overwatch news), and then doesn't give Slasher any credit in their article. Monte (an overwatch league caster) says he gave credit to Slasher, so ESPN actually cut that part. People say that Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Improved the quote links not to quote blank lines. curi Discussion 2018/07/19
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> Leftie actor deletes tweet suggesting lefties interested in keeping open mind should follow mainstream conservative Ben Shapiro, then apologizes for tweet Knowing lefties, I initially read this as the following scenario: lefty is flaming other Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Leftie actor deletes tweet suggesting lefties interested in keeping open mind should follow mainstream conservative Ben Shapiro, then apologizes for tweet https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/19/mark-duplass-mindy-project-star-apologizes- Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
> “HE'S BELIEVING PUTIN OVER OUR OWN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES? Moral equivalence! Treason! High crimes and misdemeanors! Kristallnacht! Trump might as well have trampled on a portrait of George Washington. (Or, since we're talking about liberals, Stali Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
Increase Quote Level Bookmarklet curi Discussion 2018/07/19
> #10302 yo quoting all the paragraphs from instagram looks hard so i made you a script. it puts a quote and space at the start and after every newline. > > javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value='>'+document.getElementById('comme Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
>“Wikipedia’s detailed account of the murders, which took 20 minutes, is filled with blood-curdling detail. Afterward, as the bodies were being taken to burial, a couple of the Bolsheviks sexually molested the Tsaritsa’s body. > > This was th Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
i’m doing a **BLOG COMMENTS HIGHLIGHTS** newsletter section. *TAKING RECOMMENDATIONS*. any recent comments stand out 2 u? curi Discussion 2018/07/19
Ryan Waggoner in an email newsletter: > **I want to be able to retire by age 40 and never have to work again.** A reasonably typical goal. But by age 40 *it's too late*. People don't have a soul anymore by then. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
look what patio11 knows about! LGF and Dan Rather memogate, from back when LGF was a pro-Isarel, right wing warblog. he also has a theory of what LGF's name means (i don't know what it means and wikipedia says the author hasn't said what it means): Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
#10304 people are noticing. it takes a lot of destruction to get their attention, but the majority aren't just going to roll over and die. [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
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> instagram instapaper, lol Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
#10302 yo quoting all the paragraphs from instagram looks hard so i made you a script. it puts a quote and space at the start and after every newline. javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value='>'+document.getElementById('comment_ar Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp_LA2qE4aM great vid. watch watch watch! muslim immigrants are bad news. curi Discussion 2018/07/19
Rand Paul claims he lost a committee vote 20-1 to defeat language which would allow any country to apply to join NATO https://youtu.be/eUF-WooYYSw Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
>“On the first point, I consider it unfair that Trump’s performance in Helsinki has garnered harsher criticism than other incidents in recent memory. In 2012, for example, a hot microphone at a global nuclear security summit picked up then-Preside Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
>“One such adviser was William Bullitt, FDR’s first ambassador to the USSR, who once had been gushingly pro-Bolshevik — until he spent a few years in the Soviet Union, where he was awakened by the death stench that was Stalinism. As he did with Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/19
new FI screencasts: https://gumroad.com/l/RMoYh Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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people can be very defeatist about standing up for law and order until someone does it and succeeds. e.g.: http://nymag.com/anniversary/40th/50652/index2.html >Next up, the squeegee men. Considering that most city residents didn’t drive, sure, Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
San Fran lets foreigners vote in election https://abc7news.com/politics/sf-department-of-elections-issues-voter-registration-forms-for-non-citizens/3773817/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
british patriot Boris Johnson gives solid pro-Brexit speech https://youtu.be/q97jk7FaGNg Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/07/oisin-biotechnologies-produces-impressive-mouse-life-span-data-from-an-ongoing-study-of-senescent-cell-clearance/ nice data from a study involving a SENS approach to fighting aging Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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test worked perfect! notice how that tweet pic is less wide than the text above it. it's near but not all the way to max width. perfect! that's cuz it's showing up proper size instead of being doubled. and i checked the max width of images that fit Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
adding -708x327 (or other numbers. first one is width, 2nd height) to the end of an image filename (b4 the extension) will now get the height and width set. the point is to use the dimensions to 50% for retina images, so they don't show up double s Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
> Also, one of the other suggestions besides not using coupons was to give McD's extra money. The cashier *would* notice that and you (and others) could explain to them why you want to give them extra. You could suggest they tell their manager, too. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
>The issue is: literally there is no person at McDs who will notice that you refrained from using a coupon you could have used. Oh, I was thinking that the main point wrt the "noticing" issue is that since McD's is a billion dollar business, the co Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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The issue is *not*: is the amount of money too small for McD's to care about? The issue is: literally there is no person at McDs who will notice that you refrained from using a coupon you could have used. The ET donation is totally unlike that: Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
#10279 >paying extra sacrifices money you could use for something else, including something more important to your values (like supporting FI? if you have nothing even better than that to spend it on) That’s true. So one general idea here is Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/18
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> Trump-Tucker interview part 1: > > http://video.foxnews.com/v/5810471499001/?playlist_id=5198073478001#sp=show-clips > > their video player supports up to 2X btw TRUMP: ...it's incredible, the Democrats want open borders, which is basically s Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
Trump-Tucker interview part 1: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5810471499001/?playlist_id=5198073478001#sp=show-clips their video player supports up to 2X btw Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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#10277 paying extra sacrifices money you could use for something else, including something more important to your values (like supporting FI? if you have nothing even better than that to spend it on) every dollar matters. if you disagree, please gi Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
https://www.camera.org doesn't seem to have an email newsletter. please let me know if you if you can find one. i want to sign up. i signed up for emails from memri, palwatch, campus watch, canary mission Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
>> So, in this situation should one do things like offer to pay more or at least purposely *not* use coupons in order to better give McDonalds what they deserve? > > no. it's not *your* problem. your sacrifice won't make much difference. smells like Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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> So, in this situation should one do things like offer to pay more or at least purposely *not* use coupons in order to better give McDonalds what they deserve? no. it's not *your* problem. your sacrifice won't make much difference. smells like alt Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
> McDonald's seems TOO cheap to me > > They have coupons now where u can get most of their sandwiches for a dollar once a day, and 49 cent cones and stuff > > Lots of people hate McDonald's and believe lies about fake beef and pink slime and stuf Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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ICabMobile has tons of features under puzzle piece in bottom of interface, including adjust video playback speed up to 2x, scroll to bottom, read page aloud, convert page to pdf or ePub etc etc. It's not well organized but functionality is impressive Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
> McDonald's seems TOO cheap to me > > They have coupons now where u can get most of their sandwiches for a dollar once a day, and 49 cent cones and stuff > > Lots of people hate McDonald's and believe lies about fake beef and pink slime and stuf Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
McDonald's seems TOO cheap to me They have coupons now where u can get most of their sandwiches for a dollar once a day, and 49 cent cones and stuff Lots of people hate McDonald's and believe lies about fake beef and pink slime and stuff. So I Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
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>> I stopped reading DF regularly cuz of the politics stuff > > there's like 4 anti-Trump posts in a row right now. take a peek if you want a horror show. one says Hillary was 100% right that Trump is Putin's puppet, it's like bragging about her cor Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
> I stopped reading DF regularly cuz of the politics stuff there's like 4 anti-Trump posts in a row right now. take a peek if you want a horror show. one says Hillary was 100% right that Trump is Putin's puppet, it's like bragging about her correct Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
i label politics stuff in my newsletter, make it easy to skip. if i made a lot of money from my blog like DF does, i'd hire someone to put categories on all the posts and set things up so people could skip politics. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
I stopped reading DF regularly cuz of the politics stuff Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
[image] i think i asked him this in the past and got no reply. he should do it. it'd be profitable and a good way to treat people. like fine you wanna post about politics, and we disagree. sure. just make it easy fo Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/07/16/marshall-worst-case > I don’t think it’s the infamous pee tape because even if real, the pee tape might not sink Trump. I think it’s money — that Trump’s entire company, and therefore his perso Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
#10259 wait do you not actually like poop? were you lying!?!? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/17
#10214 Cos it was le first ting I thought of :P DeRandomAmber Discussion 2018/07/17
https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S89217906/#/S89217906 > I love this sleeper sofa. We needed something for our reading nook in our bedroom, and this couldn’t be more perfect. Quick change to a sleeper sofa (when we have more people sta Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
Great article about Starcraft 2’s ups and downs as an esport https://variety.com/2018/gaming/features/starcraft-ii-esports-history-1202873246/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
UnREAL season 4 just came out. i like the show. it's a fiction show about making a reality tv show similar to the bachelor, so you see behind the scenes about how it's made. not super realistic but i think it's somewhat right in its rather negative at Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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not on prime day sale but i particularly like these soups: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IYYBCH4/?tag=curi04-20 https://www.amazon.com/NongShim-Tempura-Noodle-Ounce-Bowls/dp/B000LQNKAA/?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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Overwatch playoffs performed well on Disney XD tv channel: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/8zg3km/overwatch_league_playoffs_on_disney_xd_ratings/ > The OWL Playoff ratings on Disney XD came in at # 145 with a 0.03 rating i Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
microfiber towels r cool. it's an ez-carry towel. smaller, lighter. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K1TX2D6/?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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got 23andMe genetic testing for prime day! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01G7PYQTM/?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
i'm buying a travel mug. https://www.amazon.com/Contigo-AUTOSEAL-Stainless-Travel-Weather/dp/B01JIEEFXQ?tag=curi04-20 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
> and only $50 off. $40 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
[image] gross. and only $50 off. i'm upgrading to apple watch series 4 this fall. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
more headphones https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-4-50-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B07BMQXVLB/ref=gbph_tit_m12_a8bd_831a4937?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=b0b71198-a1c4-4ed1-943f-7bbe5ea8a8bd&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-12&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=540734&p Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
wireless charging for iphone x and apple watch (i think it works? haven't checked) for $30 https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Certified-Universally-Compatible-Smartphones/dp/B07D2T7YS9/ref=gbph_tit_m-9_f02d_4ef9ecd2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=89bf231e- Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
https://www.amazon.com/Bose-QuietComfort-Acoustic-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B00M1NEUKK/ref=gbph_tit_m12_a8bd_22ad1068?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=b0b71198-a1c4-4ed1-943f-7bbe5ea8a8bd&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-12&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=540734&pf_rd_m=ATVP Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
Shure SE112-K-BT1 Wireless Sound Isolating Earphones with Bluetooth Enabled Communication Cable https://www.amazon.com/Shure-SE112-K-BT1-Isolating-Earphones-Communication/dp/B074QQP2T2?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_PC_NA_NA 30% off Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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browsing categories is working. y'all could make videos! [image] from https://www.amazon.com/b/?node=17852202011 product link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076ZXYG17/?tag=curi04-20 tbh that isn't even that Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
i can't even do a search on amazon. i got some errors and some blank search results. wtf Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
wow amazon's website is slow. they can't handle their prime day traffic! Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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script not working on mobile. for testing purposes: https://i.imgur.com/IoiIAoN_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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I removed the spaces and it still works: javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value=document.getElementById('comment_argle').value.replace(/(imgur\.com.*?)\?\S+/,'$1').replace(/(https:\/\/i\.imgur\.com\/\w+)_d(\.\S+)/,'![]($1$2)'); Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
OK I made it easy to post imgur pix from iPhone. Add a bookmark with the following as the URL: javascript:document.getElementById('comment_argle').value = document.getElementById('comment_argle').value.replace(/(imgur\.com.*?)\?\S+/, '$1').replace( curi Discussion 2018/07/16
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> #10224 I didn't know gifs were allowed too. I didn't even think about that. But it makes an html image tag and they work. hf curi Discussion 2018/07/16
#10224 I didn't know gifs were allowed too. ff Discussion 2018/07/16
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Rideshare conquered business travel market in less than 5 years https://twitter.com/hunterwalk/status/1018708784812720130?s=21 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
> Amazon super deals in 2.6 hrs [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
lol u deleted the file extension :D PS OOT new route practice run just started https://www.twitch.tv/dannyb21892 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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OOT 100% will have WR under 4hrs soon. https://pastebin.com/Ng1kQkzU Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
#10219 try to imagine those people being parents answering their kid's questions about the world (all sorts of aspects of it). try to imagine those people reading FI essays and learning it. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
https://twitter.com/jasonelevation/status/1018292243617239046 forget the comment on voting. people go to school and are confused by a world map. partly it's because it's not the standard one (normally USA is on the left, not the right), but partly Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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> #10211 i just saw it for the first time. maybe they are testing it out. Oh good point Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
#10215 VPN recommended. e.g. https://www.privateinternetaccess.com Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
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#10212 why 💩? #10211 i just saw it for the first time. maybe they are testing it out. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
Solid deal if u need one of these https://slickdeals.net/f/11811055-amazon-cloud-cam-indoor-security-camera-60-w-prime-free-shipping Note it's possible to upgrade this to Amazon Key system (amazon can deliver packages inside your house) with right Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
#10204 ur right i do i like poop thaz le 3 things i haz to say. :P derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/16
> MALTED MOO SHAKE ice cream (tillamook) is DELICIOUS > > recommend trying cuz it’s a different flavor than the standard ones. > > with ben and jerries they throw in goodies and make it high quality, but i can mostly predict what it'll taste lik Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/16
> too sarcastic? it wasn't really sarcasm, is was tagging/labelling/categorizing. like i literally thing that's in the "love" category. i think it's representative of "love" (specifically the romantic dating sort. and no not every relationship has Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
> #love too sarcastic? could have written like: > luv sux or > "love" sux but i wanted to be more like "this is what love looks like". ok well i guess that's a clearer way to say it. longer tho Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
https://pastebin.com/Kag986XT > He then talks a LOT about the whole situation with Senika (his girlfriend). Not going to translate all of this as it isn't as related to Effect's pro career and gets a bit too intense and personal. But the gist is th Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
https://pastebin.com/Kag986XT > You see all the criticism- "Effect is toxic", "Effect isn't a good team mate". He says they're right. He knows that himself the best. So he can't say anything back. It would be better if he didn't realise this, but h Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
oh god you kinda have to follow Overwatch but lolololololol https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/8z6qej/coaching_staff_changes_for_seoul_dynasty/e2giwsz/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] The sausage kept rolling over. I could turn it 180 degrees but not 90 degrees. I wanted to cook it more evenly. Propping it up on the side with the paper towel worked perfectly! Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
#10203 idk i bet u have **three** other things to say. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
hallo im sleepy from fi and i have nun else to say lmao derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/15
I added text about confirmation emails in several places. I also made a new link for the sidebar: http://curi.us/open-discussion That link will always redirect to the current open discussion page. In the future, when there's too many comment curi Discussion 2018/07/15
I found 2 ppl tried to join FI a couple days ago by email but didn't do the confirmation so they aren't on. And I found 2 more from the last 2 months. I emailed them each individually to let them know the confirm is needing and to suggest trying again curi Discussion 2018/07/15
> & **most of all**, the idea that "you shouldn't punch down" is interesting. it's telling people to ignore most of their critics. and the people saying it conceptualize corrections of mistakes as punches. (admittedly this guy did it in a rude way in Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
MALTED MOO SHAKE ice cream (tillamook) is DELICIOUS recommend trying cuz it’s a different flavor than the standard ones. with ben and jerries they throw in goodies and make it high quality, but i can mostly predict what it'll taste like in adv Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] yeah that guy is clueless @ 1st tweet lame @ "crazy" (2nd tweet) lame @ clueless guy has a high social position (2nd tweet) lame @ sarcasm (3rd tweet) lol @ joke (4th tweet) & **most of all**, curi Discussion 2018/07/15
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[image] Not a fan of sarcasm, but she's right. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
Speedrun routing is awesome Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
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@iOS image upload to get a direct link: Could use an FTP app. Would work. Doesn't sound convenient. PhotoSync is photo-oriented, has auto-uploading of new pics, and I think can do FTP. Maybe it'd work well. https://www.photosync-app.com/iOS.h Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
Environmentalism is stupid. https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/12/starbucks-straw-ban-will-see-the-company > Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic Stupid goals, even stupider implementations. Article author bothered to *weig Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
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[image] interesting. doesn't seem very useful. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
The iCab browser fixed the performance problem (Chrome and Firefox were different than Safari but not great either). https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icab-mobile-web-browser/id308111628 If you have any issues, would advise you leave open your dis Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
I changed the website from html 4 to html 5. And there are no significant WC3 validator errors on this page now. I made large discussion pages a little more efficient: removed a link and a div for every comment. Please let me know if anything br curi Discussion 2018/07/15
Diane Feinstein too conservative for California lefties? https://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/07/15/california-dems-endorse-kevin-de-leon-for-senate-on-abolish-ice-platform/ Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
Puush has an iOS app. But it doesn't exist in the US app store anymore. I guess it's not maintained. But I figured they might know a solution: [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
ok, so, does anyone know how to upload an image and get a direct link to it on iOS? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
saved img to Files (icloud drive). couldn't find a link. got imgur app. uploaded. got a link but i don't think it'll work. looks like a gallery link. can get the raw image on a computer np but i didn't see how to on iPhone. let's test imgur's li Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
well that dropbox link didn't work. rude! let's test removing the ?dl=0 or modifying it to 1: removed: [image] with dl=1: ![](https://www.dropbox.com/s/b0v6mp8jz6w6r1l/IMG_0001.JPG?dl= Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] Text expansions work on iOS. Settings, general, keyboard, text replacement. iCloud doesn’t want to give links. I saved it to Dropbox which is happy to offer a share link. Hit Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
> The box, somehow (you don't know the inner workings) maps inputs to outputs. wtf is that comma :( curi Structural Epistemology Introduction Part 1 2018/07/15
i wonder how long this page takes to load now, with all the images, if you don't have any of them cached by your browser yet. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] Cool, but how the hell is that "breaking news"? Seems like old news which has been continuously true since Trump was elected (in terms of US policy) and for his entire career in politics (in terms of Ted Cru Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
btw ctrl-t is pretty easy to type one-handed because i changed caps lock to be ctrl. ctrl is also ctrl. [image] Click modifier keys. [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
[image] Gobble are liars. If you email a meal suggestion, they won't make it happen. They'll do something more like: add it to the big database of customer preferences info that the chefs never learned how to use ve Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
On iOS when you share a link and choose the Copy option it leaves out the anchor. So if you try to share a specific comment, you just get the top of the page. Awful! Workaround: instead of using the share feature, touch the URL to edit it, select a Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/12/starbucks-straw-ban-will-see-the-company Starbucks replacing straws with more plastic for no benefit. Environmentalists happy cuz fuck facts, only narrative matters. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/15
im sleepy from fi. i have nothing else to say lmao derandomamber Discussion 2018/07/15
New Newsletter curi Discussion 2018/07/14
Gumroad 30 Day Refund Policy curi Discussion 2018/07/14
#10167 i added the javascript to move the cursor to the end of the comment box. for especially long quotes it's bad (scrolls you down), but it's better most of the time. and if you get scrolled down you can fix it real ez by pressing cmd + up arrow (u curi Discussion 2018/07/14
https://twitter.com/MachinePix/status/1018200914832879616 MachinePix posts neat videos. it's nice to see machines doing stuff and saving human labor. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/14
should i add attribution lines? curi Discussion 2018/07/14
deployed new fixes: - caching is just off on post pages. we'll see if there's actually a problem. (my caching is pretty limited anyway – i just delete all the cache when there's an update rather than bothering to delete the right things) - i a curi Discussion 2018/07/14
#10165 alternatively, you can open a quote link in a new tab in order to get quotes of something without affecting what you're writing now. (you may want to copy what you're writing to the clipboard first in case you screw up and don't do it in a new Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/14
warning: don't click quote or reply mid-writing curi Discussion 2018/07/14
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I did some fixes. Sometimes it scrolls to the wrong place on the page in Safari, but not Chrome, and I don't know why. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
> FINALLY!! You know you can ask for features if you want them? Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/14
ok i'm pretty sure it's a caching problem. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
auto quoting is working with in development but not on live. investigating. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
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YESSSSSSSS FINALLY!! ff Discussion 2018/07/14
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i improved comment permalinks to avoid some unnecessary page reloads. curi Discussion 2018/07/14
I think it'd be easy to add auto-refresh javascript but then i had a better idea: [image] curi Discussion 2018/07/14
comments now use paragraph tags instead of break tags. the goal is that you can copy/paste multiple paragraphs and get double line breaks instead of single line breaks. seems to work now (only tested in mac safari and mac chrome, as usual). curi Discussion 2018/07/14
i think i get the forward links. it's so you can go back and forth. you can click a link to a parent post and then use the forward reference to go the other way (browser back works too though). and if you want to read the grandparent you have to cl curi Discussion 2018/07/13
>> Reading the discussions for a month before posting is recommended in order to learn what to expect. > literally "lurk moar" people arrive with no clue how to quote and who haven't even seen quoting, and also they have no clue what to expect i curi Discussion 2018/07/13
>someone posts italics. i quote him and there are italics in the quote of him that's in my post. can it do that? (without me manually editing in the italics) It can't do that. >what's wrong with those email clients? I just don't like email, it's Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
> It doesn't have different colors because nested quotes are replaced by backlinks in the referenced post numbers. It's cleaner. what you're saying is the design is hostile to what FI wants. what you call "cleaner", all regular FI posters would cal hi Discussion 2018/07/13
#10116 >why is img board better than phpbb or other forums? in general, - Don't have to refresh page to view new posts - Allows multiple "chains" in a single thread without disruption - allows parsing a comment chain from a single comment - No s ur mom's dad's a where a = mom's dad's a Discussion 2018/07/13
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/13/ifixit-butterfly-keyboard-silicone-barrier/ > iFixit Teardown Suggests 2018 MacBook Pro Keys Feature a Silicone Barrier to Prevent Malfunctions Due to Dust that's good that they improved the keyboard issues. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
It's gross how early children are taught to want to grow up, to disrespect people younger than themselves. [image] I think Lillian is 3. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
I saw this on a Gumroad product sidebar: [image] You'd never guess what it means. [image] "Watch immediately" is all the warning you get that you can't actually download the Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
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No one else in the discussion seemed to notice what DD did or what happened. I think that's revealing about people's knowledge (rather than, in the alternative, mostly just revealing their passivity). Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
well, DD sorta pointed out what happened – i got it, a hypothetical reader who is rational *and* knowledgeable would have a good chance to get it – but the guy DD was talking to didn't understand and DD chose not to communicate to be understood. Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
link for DD evolution stuff: https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/1017381752338288640 Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
Actually DD anti-clarified by saying the government should stay out of the business of certifying the truth. That retreated to the generic issue and furthered Marcus' impression that DD and Marcus are in agreement on evolution. But actually DD caught Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] [image] All of DD's examples ("survival of the fittest, group selection, epigenetic evolution, and spandrels") are *false*. Group selection is a big giveaway here. The Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] If only the Israelis were making any progress themselves, their relationship with the Palestinians would surely improve and change!? Things shouldn't be stuck just because one side is bad or stuck. Being Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] more mobile traffic to curi.us than i expected. (if anything sux on mobile, tell me and i could improve it) curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Apple updated MacBook pros yesterday. 32gb ram, more cpu cores, 3rd gen butterfly keyboard, etc. https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/13/true-tone-2018-macbook-pro-external-displays/ > When using certain external monitors with the new 2018 MacBook Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
http://www.businessinsider.com/build-a-bear-pay-your-age-day-chaos-success-2018-7 Build-A-Bear had a "Pay Your Age Day" promo and so many people came they had to shut it down due to safety concerns. > Saunders continued: "A lot of parents are no Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] i'm open to suggestions for better img css curi Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] ppl suck. i tried to blank RT it but he blocked me. issue was i corrected some ppl on Poisson distribution stuff. he repeated the same stuff i had pointed out – it seemed like he was trying to argue wi curi Discussion 2018/07/13
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The issue is basically retina screenshots being double size. https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-get-my-retina-Mac-to-not-take-screenshots-that-are-too-big https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/105185/how-can-i-stop-my-retina-display-from-taking curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Image size is too big in some cases – the text in the image is way bigger than the written text after. Testing with a small image: [image] Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1017689459213651969 Asshole Lulie being a jerk to Oism: [image] Actually Twitter is hiding part of her tweet. If you click through: ![](https://puu.sh/AVS25/6de983bb4a.p Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
[image] I read this paper yesterday. It's pretty good but the graph you can see is bad. They should have colored the area *above* the curve for the "score worsens" part, not the area below the curve. Color the gap f Anonymous Discussion 2018/07/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx1mJNQHSD8&lc=UgzF-wp4jzrOiMCpEm94AaABAg [image] None of Peterson's many legions of fans will debate me. That guy, who challenge the video in comments, sure didn't want to. Meanwh curi Discussion 2018/07/13
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You put the Automator workflow in ~/Library/Services curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Applescript for making a markdown image link with the url currently on the clipboard: on run delay 0.25 -- you need time to let go of your hotkeys tell application "System Events" keystroke "![](" keystroke "v" using {command down} del curi Discussion 2018/07/13
Image max dimensions to display are set to: width: 100% height: 1440 pixels So big images will scale down to fit the comment width. You shouldn't need to worry about image dimensions. Also someone can't put a 5 million pixel tall image (well th curi Discussion 2018/07/13
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
> what is the point of this story? (besides being a joke) my guesses: besides fun and humor: disrespecting taboos. freedom of speech. standing up to some restrictive societal rules about decorum. that kinda thing. > You fantasize having sex w Anonymous Physics Is Fun 2018/07/12
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You aren't explaining what you think "determine" means. You aren't even giving an answer in the right category. You haven't given something that even could be an answer, let alone one that addresses key issues like what knowledge is and whether fallib Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
I agree with grammar correction. But you asked me to explain my terminology which I did, you did not ask me to get the dictionary definition. So your slight of hand criticism is troublesome and not in good spirit. To determine here used means to Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> Determine means what can be logically deduced from what, given the statements on plat. Are you ESL? I don't know what "on plat" is. Double typo for "in play"? Have you tried looking up "determine" in a dictionary? "what can be logically Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
I have already explained my terminology. The very first paragraph explains it. Determine means what can be logically deduced from what, given the statements on plat. At least some guesswork at any particular time cannot be deduced from the statements Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> By determine, I mean that when we investigate statements for their truth value, what does the investigation allow us to conclude logically about the relationship between the evidence and criticism, and the theory (or proposal) . that is not a de Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
By determine, I mean that when we investigate statements for their truth value, what does the investigation allow us to conclude logically about the relationship between the evidence and criticism, and the theory (or proposal) . Positivists claim that Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/12
> I am not saying we don't learn things through checking [for consistency]. But that was what you started debating me about... I criticized your: >>> If there is consistency we don't learn anything and so on. You seem dead set on provid Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
I am not saying we don't learn things through checking. But we learn in only two ways, conjecture and criticism. When we are looking over a theory or set of theories we have expectations and those expectations are corrected or nothing happens. When yo Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
> If there is consistency we don't learn anything that is not already in the conjectures ithemselves. You're trying to correct me on math which I wasn't talking about. We don't normally evaluate our ideas mathematically. We do learn things when Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
To the anon who wrote #10037 You're making many different claims. Is there a particular one you think is important and want to focus on? And did you want to talk with me, was that one of your goals? I'm open to discussion if that's what you're look curi Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
"A consistency check is a substantive thing in its own right." The failure of finitistic program in mathematics shows that you cannot prove, in the mathematical sense, that something is consistent (it's consistency always remains conjectural) only Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
This doesn't help me. You aren't addressing the terminology issues or clarifying your previous statements. And you're introducing new issues and concepts, and referring to a great deal of background knowledge which seems to be partially Popperian but Dagny Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
Conjectures are either consistent or inconsistent with other conjectures. If we have an inconsistency it points to an error. This is something negative. If there is consistency we don't learn anything that is not already in the conjectures ithemselves Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
> Wny not engage with what I am saying i'm trying to. i tried to get clarification. you still have not clarified what you think "determine" means and how it differs from "know". we seem to be so far apart in perspective it's hard to understand each Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
Wny not engage with what I am saying, instead of trying to find out my credentials. If we have a set of proposals, we can determined, by criticism and evidence, that they are in error, fallibly of course, but you can't determine that they are not i Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
you aren't clarifying. can you introduce yourself? have you read ET, KP, DD? we don't seem to have similar background knowledge. i guess you stopped trying because you think i'm hostile, so now we won't be able to get anywhere. you didn't really Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
Yes, we can conjecture the truth. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
what does > cannot be determined mean if not that we can't know? are you say we *can* know, but can't determine it? you are being unclear. i'm not hostile. why did you think i am? you didn't quote anything and explain any hostility in it. Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
>you can create knowledge about it. I never denied this. But knowledge is created through guesswork. Guesswork can be true or not true. CR proposes guesswork and criticism. Guesswork gives us the material, criticism wittle's it away. I come Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
> i can already do that without a tray, if i have say, 3 bowls, 3 plates, 2 cups, 3 forks, and 3 spoons. i could bring those all to the kitchen with just my 2 hands you seem confused about 1) what is easier and more convenient 2) what you " Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
#10037 doing nothing is a *candidate solution*, rather than a different kind of thing that can't be considered as a (potential) solution. > The whole point was that you can be indifferent to the last remaining solution. "indifferent" is ambig Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
ah! i forgot to respond to the very last comment in the same comment that i just posted >also lots of people accumulate dirty dishes in their rooms instead of taking them back one plate at a time. they should take them back one at a time after t internetrules Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
> i dont drink straight milk > i eat in my room like 90% of the time. the issue isn't what you do, the post is about general advice, not about you personally. all your arguments are extremely biased. you are doing everything you can to favor Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
>given some situation, some evidence, some known candidate solutions, etc, etc, there is a right answer (and objective truth) about what you should do about it and what judgement you should reach. Yes, but it cannot be determined. You seem to assum Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
>> but doing nothing is not a solution. >of course it is. it's an action you can take in regards to a problem. it may solve your problem, or not. This reply only makes sense as a reply if you substitue "action" for "solution" in the original cl Anonymous Critical Preferences 2018/07/11
>carrying something on every finger isn't very realistic. i think it would work if you tried to, but being able to utlize all 5 fingers would be damn rare son! at most i sometimes need to carry 3 liquid containers that have a lid and handle. >t internetrules Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
also lots of people accumulate dirty dishes in their rooms instead of taking them back one plate at a time. suppose you use a tray 50% of the time, and you carry food by hand 50% of the time. you can put the hand-carried plate on the tray for takin Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
carrying something on every finger isn't very realistic. the pinky isn't very strong and the thumb isn't in line with the rest. tray would be better. and lots of drink containers don't have handles that'll go over your finger nicely. walking around Anonymous Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
i was thinking about all of these points while reading them, and wasnt sure if i was gonna respond to them or not, so i decided to just start writing my thoughts down while reading the points >easy to carry more than 2 things at once (this is why i internetrules Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
Trays are also useful for kids' food. A tray makes it easy to bring food to and from wherever a kid wants to eat. It helps keep food from tipping over and spilling on a soft surface like a sofa. anon Trays are the Best 2018/07/11
> (presumably) curi's neighbour isn't a philosopher As AR and ET have explained, everyone is a philosopher. They have methods of thinking, (possibly unconscious) ideas about how reason works, moral ideas, etc. See PWNI. CritRat, do you have any Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
To #10027 The claim that philosophy is more 'important' than shuffleboard is ambiguous: what would you mean by that? It is not meaningless to say that Popper is a better philosopher than curi's neighbour since (presumably) curi's neighbour isn't CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
So CritRat, you think it is wrong or meaningless to say philosophy is more important than shuffleboard or that Popper is a better philosopher than curi's neighbour? Another Anon Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
#10023 > It's contextual (what kind of comparison are you doing, for what purpose). Rand didn't say much about induction or evolution, and Popper didn't say much about selfishness, altruism, measurement omission, or integrity. Yes, that is actua CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/08
>I fear that's a recurring pattern for him – think someone is wrong, proceed as if he's right with no debate and no way to potentially be corrected (e.g. by ignoring them). It's a common way people live. People normally debate those they partly agre Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/07
Despite being autistic ET is a social dynamics grandmaster. He always thinks 10 steps ahead so don't be fooled. If it looks like this guy looked at ET and thought "This guy is a creep I better run" that's all part of ET's plan. I trust ET who Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/07
> It's about the ideas. ET *was* comparing their ideas, not their social lives, physical beauty, whatever. > Note that Rand and Popper don't have a lot of overlap. It's contextual (what kind of comparison are you doing, for what purpose). Ran Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
To #10021 Thanks for your response, I liked it. It seems that ET thinks that Rand and Popper did not have much overlap: > Note that Rand and Popper don't have a lot of overlap. But if you (or anyone) thinks that they do, then I am inter Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
I guess the person who asked about the comparison had a reason – some way they found it useful. And ET did too, or he wouldn't have compared. You are unaware of what problem(s) the comparison solves for them. You don't see the point they see. You c Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
#10019 It would still be irrational to judge an idea outside of its niche. For example, you could compare ducks and wolfs and ask which one is better, but why would you do that? These animals don't deal with the same problems and aren't in competi CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
> My point was that any judgement about which ideas are most important is a prophecy. I think ET was judging their importance as understood today, not as it will be judged in a million years. Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
To #10017 The whole problem of the measure is kind of a non-issue anyway, but ET's response to that was mistaken. This needed to be pointed out. My point was that any judgement about which ideas are most important is a prophecy. We don't know w CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
You can generate a measure suitable for ordering a two element set of {Rand, Popper} by taking ET's comments in #9433 and ANDING them together as measuring criteria, e.g.: huge contribution AND no bottom 99% low points AND better writing skill than Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
ET went through 6 OSE quotes with commentary and explanation, and CritRat's response is to claim ET is too focused on people and meta – then to write meta discussion about ET but not respond about OSE. > when you say that someone is better than s Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
#10014 Do you want something? What is your message trying to achieve? Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
Your response is terrible: you are very people oriented (instead of ideas oriented), and you introduce a lot of meta discussion. This is to say that you add a lot of clutter and spend little time addressing my arguments. For example, the statement CritRat Reading Recommendations 2018/07/07
>site:curi.us isyn i did not know you could do "site:" to limit your search to a specific site. internetrules [Excerpt] curi: Go to sleep. Elliot: not tired curi... 2018/07/06
:) maybe get ur dad to try to help you search for more. you could try different ways to search and learn about google, plus i don't know where they are either. i found the 3 i linked pretty fast with this google search: site:curi.us isyn Anonymous [Excerpt] curi: Go to sleep. Elliot: not tired curi... 2018/07/03
This one i rlly liked. Bitch its meena. [Excerpt] curi: Go to sleep. Elliot: not tired curi... 2018/07/03
>>> We both agree there aren't many worthwhile people in the world, so I don't want us to miss this opportunity. > https://www.grammarly.com/blog/comma-before-so/ > > https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/607/ I think both of these link Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Since I didn't like Tew's paid work on MGTOW, and his bad attitude, I didn't send him the letter. Instead I tweeted a very abbreviated version: https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1014249951868551168 [email protected] If you're going to ignore my mess curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
how to ask a question curi Discussion 2018/07/03
@Dagny: Jordan Peterson has actually responded to me more than CT has. Peterson thanked me, from his personal email address, for finding some typos in his book. I guess he cares about that kind of thing more than Nadav ;) I think Peterson's choi curi Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>you accuse curi of "obsessing over" CT, which *is* actually psychologizing. You seem unclear on what psychologizing is and unable to identify it I stand by my point about terms being important, and thank you for directing my attention. I should have Nadav Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Both ET and CT spent far more time taking an interest in Jordan Peterson than ET has spent taking an interest in CT. Nadav accuses ET of obsession with CT, but accuses no one of obsession with Jordan Peterson. For another parallel, note Peterson's Dagny Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Unlike Nadav, Charles Tew stands out positively in some significant ways. But he's also in pain and failing to cope with the irrational society he lives in. E.g.: https://twitter.com/CharlesTew0/status/933590124901883905 > I hope these morons ev Dagny Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
I googled: comma before so The results are helpful. Top two: https://www.grammarly.com/blog/comma-before-so/ https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/607/ Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
Some reasons people are interested in grammar (Nadav bizarrely and incorrectly attributes this interest to ET personally): - They are trying not to make mistakes because they are trying not to overreach ( http://fallibleideas.com/overreach ). Tryi Dagny Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>He doesn't owe you a thing. He has every right to ignore you and not provide an excuse. That's fine but then he shouldn't hold himself out as a philosopher and intellectual. To hold oneself out as such and then refuse to have any means by which on Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>> He doesn't owe you a thing. He has every right to ignore you and not provide an excuse. >Agreed. Tew is not obligated to respond. Tew doesn't owe ET anything. But he does owe it to *himself* and whatever good is in him to try to do the right Kate Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
> He doesn't owe you a thing. He has every right to ignore you and not provide an excuse. Agreed. Tew is not obligated to respond. > If he decided for his own reason not to reply, I don't see how these extra posts changing his mind if he is ra Anne B Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>>> We both agree there aren't many worthwhile people in the world, so I don't want us to miss this opportunity. >> >> I'd delete this comma too. > > Why? Seems ok to me. "So" is being used to connect 2 independent clauses. The only reason I h Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>> I'm guessing they don't do it when they have no audience. > > Why? > > I think they still do it some. The audience is just *themselves*. Even when alone, ppl spend a lot of thought trying to convince themselves that they are morally superior to Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
> I am afraid you are just psychologizing him. This is an interesting claim, considering that you accuse curi of "obsessing over" CT, which *is* actually psychologizing. You seem unclear on what psychologizing is and unable to identify it Anonymous Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
I do agree with some of the criticism you laid and enjoy your writing advice. I just don't think CT is a philosopher or that he has a book coming out. If he will publish a book, I expect it to be on a similar level to Stefan Molyneux's books. You Nadav Thoughts on Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>> We both agree there aren't many worthwhile people in the world, so I don't want us to miss this opportunity. >I'd delete this comma too. Why? Seems ok to me. "So" is being used to connect 2 independent clauses. Kate Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
>I'm guessing they don't do it when they have no audience. Why? I think they still do it some. The audience is just *themselves*. Even when alone, ppl spend a lot of thought trying to convince themselves that they are morally superior to other Kate Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/03
laughing at people Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
I like the Updated Draft to Tew. I especially like how you appeal to his integrity, both when you explicitly say that's what you are doing and also in your proposal in the last paragraph. I also like that you used appropriate Rand quotations. Anne B Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
I reviewed Tew's twitter feed. He's very unhappy. Maybe I should stay away. And I found this: https://twitter.com/CharlesTew0/status/995868606796836864 > Based on the comments I'm getting on YouTube, a mgtow called sandman mentioned me. I curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Updated Draft to Tew curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
>In the alternative, I could hire you for a philosophy lesson, since I understand you sell those. I would like be to corrected by you about Popper, Deutsch, induction and justificationism, if you're able to do that. "to be" instead of "be to" Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
>The terms I propose are: if you judge that you were mistaken about me, you refund it. I think you might need to either omit "are" or the colon. https://www.grammarly.com/blog/colon-2/ >A colon should not separate a noun from its verb, a verb Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
> >Will you look at my writing about Rand and repeat that? > I think "repeat" comes off a little aggressive. Maybe "reconsider" instead? It *is* aggressive. (Don't hedge with "little".) It's also a reference to Rand: > He added, “You know, curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Lessons Alisa Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
>You implied that my claim to serious interest in Objectivism, and being influenced by Rand, is false. I don't see a reason for the commas. Also, I'd put in another "to" before being. Or you could say "You implied that my claim to having (a?) Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
New text to avoid a potential misunderstanding: Note: Popper is considerably more mixed than Rand. E.g. he's pretty bad about politics. I do not endorse Popper as a whole. I specifically think he made a valuable breakthrough in epistemology, which curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Note that Tew literally sells one-on-one philosophy lessons for money. (I knew that when thinking he might be willing to spend time on something if there was money in it for him.) So presumably he'd sell lessons to me, right? That's another way to fra curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
> whose right, whose wrong who's Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
> There should be some way to get past our impasse so that we can find out whose right, whose wrong, and why. After this, I should add a sentence: Note that if I'm right, you don't lose. We can both be better off in big ways. curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Draft message to Tew curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
If he would respond at all, one of the many solutions is I could *donate to support his work*, in return for him reconsidering. I don't mind doing that to persuade him that I really do agree with and appreciate – hugely! – some things he said. He curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
Tew is correct that *the thing he thinks I meant* – the idea he attributes to me – is profoundly stupid. I agree with him that that is profoundly stupid. I meant something else. I can sympathize with laughing at that the bad idea Tew had in mind curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2018/07/02
I updated the post by adding this paragraph: > Biological evolution created a particular range of human eye designs, and not others. Our eyes see some things and not others, and 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
cult? another anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
> In sum, I think most of the typical cult markers don't apply to FI at all. A few can superficially seem to apply, but there's better explanations for them than that FI is a cult. Yeah except your comment is refuted: > I think nonconformity is NoYes Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Cult? PAS Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Lol the feeling is mutual bro... it's like we have so much in common. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Anon at 4:14 seems miserable. He's lashing out and trying to hurt people. He desperately needs philosophy. It's sad. I sort of feel sorry for him. Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>I have been pretty public about the fact that I'm not poor. FI in general skews towards things like programmers, not poor people. I meant other people here not you. Though TBH is hustling your list members for O(100$) in cash something you just do Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
> OK guys this is it for me. See, he cared so little about his question that he didn't care to say a word about it even after getting multiple great answers. Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> you're poor Odd comment. I have been pretty public about the fact that I'm not poor. FI in general skews towards things like programmers, not poor people. I guess it doesn't stand out though. That entire message is disconnected from reality. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>BTW I pointed out typos to patio11 and Daniel Greenfield on Twitter in the last couple days and they both reacted positively. As I have meticulously explained it was not that you corrected a typo that set this off. It was the patronising text surr Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Dagny: > He's fucking with you, curi. He's only like 1% conscious of what he's doing, so he'll deny it. But that 'Why?' wasn't honest. It wasn't expressing real, deep ignorance Someone Else: > As usual, curi offends people by *overestimating* curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>What touchy mediocrities the world has. You might think someone with Taleb's success, popularity, etc, would be secure and wouldn't feel threatened by curi (who Taleb sees as just a random person on Twitter). But Taleb is so insecure he's getting tri Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
What touchy mediocrities the world has. You might think someone with Taleb's success, popularity, etc, would be secure and wouldn't feel threatened by curi (who Taleb sees as just a random person on Twitter). But Taleb is so insecure he's getting trig Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Also, dear god, curi on Twitter was far more polite to Taleb than Taleb was polite to Smith in Taleb's article. Taleb can dish it out, but can't take anything at all... Taleb's article basically offered two alternatives. 1) He doesn't care about po Someone Else Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
curi wasn't trying to catch Taleb. curi was genuinely trying to help. Taleb could have reacted like, "Oh shit, my bad, I was careless and I fucked up. Thanks for letting me know. I'll fix it." But (we now know) Taleb isn't that kind of person. As u Someone Else Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Then you imply he didn't carefully edit the article Taleb didn't even spellcheck the article. He didn't carefully edit. He's mad he got caught. And it looks really bad for him to unprofessionally call out someone else for being unprofessional. Wh Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
He's fucking with you, curi. He's only like 1% conscious of what he's doing, so he'll deny it. But that 'Why?' wasn't honest. It wasn't expressing real, deep ignorance of e.g. why a Democrat would need to know anything whatsoever about Republican thin Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> > If you want to teach, you need to engage with some of my existing knowledge on this topic, e.g. AS, FH, Szasz, RSD, Girls Chase. > Why? Why would I need to point out any mistakes in Republican ideas? Why would I even need to know what they a Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> It's theoretically possible to do something like this learning process even if you don't engage with any of my existing ideas or sources. You could say some great general purpose ideas and I could then apply them without you giving me any examples. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
how learning works curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> > If you want to teach, you need to engage with some of my existing knowledge on this topic, e.g. AS, FH, Szasz, RSD, Girls Chase. > Why? That existing knowledge includes *arguments* which you have not addressed. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
I need to know more about Taleb and his goals and values to suggest he fix errors? Your complaint is that I was wrong to give Taleb the benefit of the doubt as someone who cares about truth, correctness, etc? Sure that was wrong in retrospect, but I d curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>If you want to teach, you need to engage with some of my existing knowledge on this topic, e.g. AS, FH, Szasz, RSD, Girls Chase. Why? Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>You don't know enough about what I think, or why, to tell me what to do. You are being aggressive and pushy (and violating standard social norms See this - this is exactly how Taleb felt when he read your Tweet. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Maybe but your actions would suggest otherwise to just about any reasonable person. Making a big deal out of typos almost always has social connotations. You should take that into account. You don't know enough about what I think, or why, to tell curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
BTW part of the reason I am talking about social dynamics is because I have a vague impression you actually desperately want to be better at that. It explains your interest in PUA and many other things. It's sort of tragic if the main reason that you Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Oh noticed you've already written something about this. >I was thinking about the issues, not social dynamics. Maybe but your actions would suggest otherwise to just about any reasonable person. Making a big deal out of typos almost always has s Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
I don't get it, anon. You begin with open hostility in #9841 and then you act surprised or upset that the conversation doesn't go well after that? And you've so far refused to go into detail about your criticism. What do you expect? What did you imagi Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>Why didn't curi contact Taleb privately to correct the typo? >What value did the public display have? on fooledbyrandomness.com it says >Mail: Important (only): gamma -at- fooledbyrandomness-dot-com. The current backlog is > 10 months. (Plea Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Funnily enough that's my impression of you. Whenever someone tries to talk to you critically you hardly make a reasonable effort to understand what they are trying to say. You haven't made your first substantive comment yet where you quote someth curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>(but it doesn't look like the type of discussion where we'll ever get on the same page about much of anything, because you are presenting as someone who will write a few careless attacks and then go silent, not someone who will work cooperatively ove Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Taleb chose to be available publicly. He uses Twitter. jfc. And public is better so other ppl can read it and learn about it (both about curi's perspective and also about curi-Taleb discussion/interaction). curi's tweets had a lot more to say than Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Why didn't curi contact Taleb privately to correct the typo? What value did the public display have? Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> You mean the interactions where the middling-IQ person in a position of authority frequently offers incompetent criticism of your forced writing assignments in a setting you can't voluntarily leave? Which parts of the tweet mirrored that? LOL curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Regarding my second tweet: For context, here's the first tweet: > > Noah Smith … [{presents} the Black Swan as only overestimating market crashes]… "… Taleb might be wrong -- people might be overestimating, rather than underestimating…" curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>>do you really regard social incompetence as a serious explanation here? >Yes absolutely. well i think that's silly. i think believing social incompetence is a viable explanation here involves ignoring tons of publicly available analysis of soc Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Why is it especially important to error correct your own stuff (e.g. typos) when calling out other people's errors? The context was that Taleb called someone out as basically an intellectual fraud who shouldn't have his job (unethical, illogical, curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>In particular, it should express that the typo Taleb made matters because of the context (that is to say, he is calling out other people's errors, so it's especially important he error correct his own stuff when doing that). Why is it especially i Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>do you really regard social incompetence as a serious explanation here? Yes absolutely. >Taleb presumably got offended cuz curi took the tone of a friendly-but-critical colleague pointing out an error That is not how the tone came off. In f Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>(Rightly, because you made a typo into a moral crusade.) Here's an idea: you write a version of curi's tweet that you think Taleb wouldn't be offended by, but that expresses the same idea. In particular, it should express that the typo Taleb made Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>I'd really like to know if you're just so socially inept to not understand how what you say comes off do you really regard social incompetence as a serious explanation here? >or whether you just want people to respect, like and engage with you Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
"That idiot (whom I blocked) doesn't get that one can tactfully report a typo without a statement degrading one's message." - his follow on Tweet "That idiot" being you. I'd really like to know if you're just so socially inept to not understand Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> You claim to be paying attention to details (strongly, repeatedly implied, but not stated) curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
I said he was mistaken and he agreed he was mistaken. You claim to be paying attention to details, but you're not. I pointed out other mistakes too – including a more important one to begin with – which he didn't reply to. So saying I made a t curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
He didn't admit you were right. You made two claims: 1. He made a typo. 2. When you're saying other people make mistakes, that's a bad time to make mistakes yourself. All he said was he makes mistakes. He didn't agree to your second claim, and Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Learning programming has already been broken down into steps by hundreds of different people/books/courses/videos/etc. You don't have to do that yourself. For planning here, I'd look at the bigger picture more. Why do you want to learn programing? curi How To Learn Something – With Plans and Steps 2018/06/15
Elliot, I am linking this to the conversation we had yesterday. One of the things I want to learn is how to program. I was learning C++ using CProgramming.com. Which is an easily accessible resource, but it has problems in its explanations somet Andrew How To Learn Something – With Plans and Steps 2018/06/15
Yes! I think this can be likened to state intervention in regulating "unhealthy food", which bassically places the responsilbity away from individuals. Foos can't be healthy or unhealthy. People get pretty upset with me, when I say this, and say to me Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> Ahh, I used the word metaphorically. Yes, that's a standard part of the cultural movement and what's going on. Uses of such metaphors are frequent, and sometimes more ambiguous, and are eroding the real distinctions. It's a bad metaphor, anywa curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Okay, I will reply to this, but it's a huge issue. Ahh, I used the word metaphorically. But I take your point. I have actually read a bit of Szasz and pretty much agree with him. I think a lot of what are called "mental illnesses" are either strategie Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
my cognitive biases essay is also included in https://gumroad.com/l/ezayH curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> infected i guess you aren't aware of Szasz's and my criticisms of medicalizing non-medical issues. see e.g. https://www.amazon.com/Medicalization-Everyday-Life-Selected-Essays-ebook/dp/B0051UA5NG/?tag=curi04-20 i have an essay on psychiatry at curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
No, but imwoild be very interested in it. I should sleep now, but I'll check back here tomorrow. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
btw are you aware of my criticism of the idea of cognitive biases? curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
>But my actual suggestion was, and remains, to discuss some of your own actual problems, rather than to read more abstract philosophy. This is a good suggestion, but I think I would be too embarrassed and wouldn't know how to start. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> What do you think of the following idea. I have read a lot of self-help books and what is called in Waterstones (an english book store) smart thinking, the idea was to make a blog reviewing these In a critical rationalist spirit. I have a huge list curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
No, I am not a business owner or manager. Okay, the choice it is then. What do you think of the following idea. I have read a lot of self-help books and what is called in Waterstones (an english book store) smart thinking, the idea was to make a bl Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
I mean i'd suggest The Choice of Goldratt's books. And I do think it's great and helpful with stuff about how to live and organize life and solve problems. But my actual suggestion was, and remains, to discuss some of your own actual problems, rather curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
are you a business owner or manager? otherwise i don't know how you would use The Goal to improve your life in practical ways right now. it's a novel about a factory manager who makes improvements. it has philosophy ideas which can be used by other pe curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Shall I start with with Goal? it seems the right idea seing as itt seems more practical. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> Any recomendations? I had in mind doing your own applying using 1) whatever you know about philosophy 2) FI philosophy (including TCS, BoI, Objectivism, CR). curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
He's a great thinker and competitors range from bad to good. You learn a lot about how he did it in _The Choice_, his philosophy book (I don't know what other books of its nature even exist). He has great ideas, that's kinda all there is to say beside curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
>Clarifying: either try some applied philosophy (to your practical problems), rather than abstract philosophy. Or if that's hard, no worries, just talk about the problems directly. Yes, but most applied philosophy, these days, is nonsense peddled b Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
The "it" refers to this one Goal - process of ongoing improvement. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
What makes Eli Goldratt's books better than others of their nature? Have you got a review of it? Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Clarifying: either try some applied philosophy (to your practical problems), rather than abstract philosophy. Or if that's hard, no worries, just talk about the problems directly. curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Then I suggest you try some practical discussions, which may be easier than philosophy discussions, and more motivational, and more helpful in the short term with your current problem situation. I guess there are some issues you could talk about publi curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
I have major difficulty in prioritising and keeping motivated. Overreaching is something that I often found myself doing. I also have a lot of things I would like to do that are often in conflict about which way I should go. hetting out of bad habits Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> I engage when I can to keep abreast, while I make myself more financially independent. that's good. i suggest reading my material about overreaching. there are lots of life organization issues besides money, and i've been developing some general curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Yes, I agree with what you say here. I should have explained in more detail. I am fully aware that my philsophical excursions are not as deep as they should be. I don't get much time to do philosophy. I engage when I can to keep abreast, while I make Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
"derive" means > obtain something from (a specified source) i think that was what you meant. deduce (in logic and philosophy) means taking a set of premises, and the strict rules of (deductive) logic, and then working out things that are alre curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
Can you explain this >of course. not even *derive*. (you keep talking about deduction, which is a very specific logical thing, but you don't seem to mean it. deriving is a more general concept). A little more. Are you saying that I should use th Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
A good trait is identified by an explanation of why that trait is good/valuable, so there's an explanation involved there. Sure explanations are co-created with other things. What I've said is they are necessary. curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
Sorry, my last sentence I did in haste and should make it clearer. We generate ideas amd explanations of those ideas at the same time through trial and error. Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
>You can do that, but it's only worth trying to improve an idea when it has some value, e.g. some good trait that makes it seem promising. You say that >where does that value come from. Bassically explanation. But you said previously that Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
> we don't just deduce ideas from the knowledge we have of course. not even *derive*. (you keep talking about deduction, which is a very specific logical thing, but you don't seem to mean it. deriving is a more general concept). but when you hav curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
> 1. The genesis of an idea is not usually, or at all, that it was deducted from a theory. I agree. > 2. It might be the case that after the idea has been created that it can be made part of an explanation. You can do that, but it's only wort curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
>> It was interesting, yet you still refuse to concede my point that inventions can be created without explanations. >What invention was created that didn't have an explanation about how it worked? My point is not that there isn't some explanati Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
I did think about this a lot more. I wan to make to point about where I think me and Elliot temple got bogged down and maybe it will help us sort out our disagreement. 1. The genesis of an idea is not usually, or at all, that it was deducted fro Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
Miller makes the main error I criticize, as I quoted to him from his books. You didn't reply to that, and you haven't quoted anything from his books that I missed. Much of what you write is unclear, e.g.: > The difference between evidence in com curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
What I am trying to say is this. Evidence tells us what parts of the theory we have investigated and whether those parts have stood up to tests. The difference between evidence in comfirmation is that it tries to measure how close we are to a goal, an Andrew David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
I do not think arguments have weights or amounts. Yes, Popper did think that there was a way to positively weigh things. And Miller corrects him in that very passage he cited. Miller is undecided and is still trying to investigate deductive depe Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
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Stanford Prison Experiment = lies, fraud, bullshit curi Discussion 2018/06/13
Some other big outstanding problems besides immigration stuff include e.g.: - Majority of GOP are corrupt swamp people. (Dems are much worse.) - So many activist, leftist judges at all levels. - Obamacare. - Dominance of SJW and other very unrea Anonymous Discussion 2018/06/12
Yeah, he needs to follow through on the wall. But he has done the following: ISIS wiped off the face of the earth. Pulling out of the Iran nuke deal. Alignment of Middle East against Iran. Saudi Arabia now a clear ally and an ally of Israel. US Anonymous Discussion 2018/06/12
> President Trump is a great president. Maybe if he builds a wall. (1.5 years gone with no wall, 2.5 years left.) I could forgive a lot of things from Trump, like about tariffs, but he needs to follow through on his #1 key promise: end chain mig curi Discussion 2018/06/12
President Trump is a great president. Anonymous Discussion 2018/06/12
The world is full of things that seem incredible because parents and schools destroy everyone's minds. Anonymous Discussion 2018/06/10
Daniel Dennett's latest book, "From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds", has a lot to say about memes and why they are important in understanding the mind. He even has a whole chapter answering objections to meme theory and seems to hav Anonymous Discussion 2018/06/09
It gets worse. This is Deutsch yesterday: @DavidDeutschOxf > The worst thing that President Trump has done so far is to increase the already-absurd amount of hyperbole in political discourse to the level of completely unrestrained automatism. Anonymous David Deutsch's Tweets Suck 2018/06/08
The left is aiming to indoctrinate our children in government schools, dilute the voting pool with anti-American immigrants, and expand government power while being the ones in power. They thought they had practically won already and America was finis Anonymous David Deutsch's Tweets Suck 2018/06/07
Some people interpret it as a social status contest, and DD as obviously higher social status than ET, and therefore think ET is failing to know his place. People often step out of line in minor, accidental, forgivable ways but ET is egregiously arrog Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2018/06/07
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DD quit philosophy years ago. Because, in short, the world hates rational thinking and puts massive pressure on people to stop. Anonymous David Deutsch's Tweets Suck 2018/06/07
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I can't give you concrete examples for infant-level learning of mental stuff. No one knows the specific details of how that works. But you're way past that anyway. You already know how to read and use a web browser. More visibly, babies learn thing curi How To Learn Something – With Plans and Steps 2018/06/06
There is educational material about reading. Try some and see what problems you run into. Anonymous Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/06/06
easy steps anon How To Learn Something – With Plans and Steps 2018/06/06
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>The light on the see is positive symbolism. typo. it should be "sea". Anonymous Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2018/05/31
Many foods from McDonalds can keep in the fridge for days, even a week, and reheat well in the microwave. There's no need to take daily trips to McDonalds even if it's the only thing he eats. I don't think you understood the point of the blog post, curi Asperger's Syndrome 2018/05/30
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How far I'll go Shakshi patel Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2018/05/28
FI's major challenges jones Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/05/28
the question doesn't provide additional information compared to giving a quote and writing "I don't understand?" Anonymous Voluntarily Facing Chaos and Evil 2018/05/27
this is a low effort question. it doesn't explain what the issue is, what problem it's trying to solve, etc. Anonymous Voluntarily Facing Chaos and Evil 2018/05/27
"...when my life was not yet organized." what do u mean that your life was not yet organized? Anonymous Voluntarily Facing Chaos and Evil 2018/05/27
My source is thousands of conversations with DD. He doesn't normally write much publicly about this, but he does challenge environmentalism in major ways in his books, and a quick search turned up e.g. this public comment by DD in 2001: > There is curi Discussion 2018/05/26
> DD is basically a climate skeptic like me. What is something he has written about this? Anonymous Discussion 2018/05/26
> like mr DD I too emphasise that Climate change has to be one of our very high priorities now. that is not DD's position. DD is basically a climate skeptic like me. a good place to start learning about fossil fuels, environmentalism, etc. is: curi Discussion 2018/05/24
I agree that Popper's comments about snow whiteness stuff are both great and relevant. I selected a different quote to serve a different purpose. I didn't choose a favorite quote with a good point, instead I wanted to make the point that Popper was an curi Criticism of Eliezer Yudkowsky on Karl Popper 2018/05/24
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I’m going to read 12 rules for life to see what the fuss is about. Any further word from JBP on antidepressants? I’m still so surprised he’s taken in by them and considers them at worst harmless. He must have had a rough time and feels Tom Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/05/24
JP has other flaws. I really liked some of his lecture videos (like the lion king and pinocchio analysis), but 12 Rules For Life was disappointing. http://curi.us/2085-commentary-videos-on-12-rules-for-life curi Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/05/23
Wacky diets too? :( It’s a pity, he makes so much sense elsewhere. Tom Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/05/23
He also believes in stupid diets. He & his daughter promote many cure all diets. FF Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/05/23
Agree Tom Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/05/22
FUCK YOU RICH SNOB Anonymous Changing Minds About Inequality 2018/05/19
Further Thoughts curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/05/18
> is "needs to" right here? that typo was fixed a while ago. curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/05/18
>a high rate of capital accumulation quickly needs to a much richer world is "needs to" right here? i never heard that being used in such a way and it seems to me that "leads to" would give the sentence the right meaning. guilherme Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/05/18
yeah you figured it out. fixed. curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/05/18
Unclear sentence PAS Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/05/18
Felarca and Shanta Driver should join a public discussion group like FI. People should see them lose in a debate with Elliot. FF By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/05/17
They're not diseases. They aren't a medical issue. They are immoral, irrational, evil, violent, hateful, etc. They way of dealing with them is different than how to deal with cancer. Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2018/05/14
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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
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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
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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
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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
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> How are you going to fix parenting/education/philosophy? You're stuck right? You're making approximately zero progress. I made YESNO ( https://yesornophilosophy.com ) recently, i think that's good progress on better communication of ideas *and* curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
> I think AGI is too hard for a demonstration. I don't expect to be at the point where we should even *start coding* within the next 20 years – more if FI/CR doesn't start catching on. > > I also think AGI is the wrong problem to work on in genera Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
My discussions with Less Wrong are now available as a PDF: http://curi.us/ebooks doesn't include the recent slack chats (which you can find in the FI yahoo group archives if you want) curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
> Yes, I agree that prestige isn't actually the issue. I think the best way to get people to pay attention to CR is by continuing to make progress in it so that you end up solving a major problem. I have in mind AGI. I think AGI is too hard for a curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/26
Yes, I agree that prestige isn't actually the issue. I think the best way to get people to pay attention to CR is by continuing to make progress in it so that you end up solving a major problem. I have in mind AGI. CR is the only viable set of ideas t Elliot Temple Fan Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/25
> ET doesn't publish in academic journals or seek fancy university positions BTW Popper and DD already tried some of that stuff. But MIRI isn't impressed. DD has tried talking with lots of people and his prestige doesn't actually get them to listen curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/25
If MIRI had any sense they would take Elliot Temple on as a consultant philosopher. They should want the best and ET is currently the world's best philosopher. His ideas and the ideas from the traditions he stands in are needed for AGI to make any pro Elliot Temple Fan Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/25
http://raysolomonoff.com/publications/chris1.pdf > We will describe three kinds of probabilistic induction problems, and give general solutions for each , with associated convergence theorems that show they tend to give good probability estimates. curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
also evo psych assumes selection pressures on psychology were met by genes instead of memes. this is broadly false, and people should start studying memes more. David Deutsch is the only person who's said something really interesting about memes: his Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> But, although the sequences were partly about collecting together and expositing fairly standard stuff like Bayes and evo psych, they were *also* about pointing to *holes* in our understanding of what intelligence is, which Eliezer argued *must* be Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ejs/1256822130 you need a philosophy before you can decide what your math details mean. the disagreement isn't so much about the right epistemology, but Bayesians don't even know what epistemology is and don't Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> I really can't see how you can avoid induction. Your lack of understanding of how DD's philosophy (Critical Rationalism) works is not an argument. Do you want to understand it or just hate and ignore it while claiming to love the books? Everythin Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
You can't just look at the forest...you have to see the trees [email protected] Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
(#9344 was me, forgot to enter the username.) Posts #9263-#9266 (mainly several examples of when you don't feel obligated to respond further): My takeaway: PF has a different style of dealing with trolls, which is not a troll-hund and not exactl PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> DD seems to like the analogy between epistemics and evolution quite a lot. that's not an analogy. evolution is *literally* about replicators (with variation and selection). ideas are capable of replicating, not just genes. > because they don't curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
> PL, I'm curious if you read chapter 1 of FoR or skipped to 3. I found people at LW quite hostile to some ideas in ch1 about empiricism, instrumentalism, the importance of explanations, the limited value of prediction and the oracle argument, etc. Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
@#9341 do you have arguments which point out where DD went wrong? or do you just ignore contrary viewpoints on the assumption that they must be false b/c you know you're right? Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
People in AGI typically have either read a few things about Popper from second-hand sources or do not engage with his ideas at all. For example: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1105.5721.pdf This 2011 paper is "A Philosophical Treatise of Universal Induct Anonymous at 2:39 AM Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/11/24
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
the problem of not getting laid Anonymous Discussion 2017/10/01
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
huh! Larry Discussion 2017/09/27
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
yay! FF Discussion 2017/09/21
http://fallibleideas.com design updated curi Open Discussion 2017/09/21
k FF stupid liberals 2017/09/20
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
#9045 I don't want to get banned because of your trolling. FF stupid liberals 2017/09/20
#9045 Reveal that you are not Me!! You will get me in TROUBLE!! FF stupid liberals 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. 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
Stupid Conservatives Lesley stupid liberals 2017/09/20
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
facial expressions are part of how people focus on social issues instead of intellectual issues, and non-verbal communication instead of clearly thinking and stating what they mean. Anonymous Apple Announcements Commentary 2017/09/18
what's wrong with facial expressions? Anonymous Apple Announcements Commentary 2017/09/18
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https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/12/apple-raises-ipad-pro-prices/ Anonymous Apple Announcements Commentary 2017/09/12
doh, i'm told cellular watch may need extra monthly fee. Anonymous Apple Announcements Commentary 2017/09/12
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
want to share your project? social status games are thousands of years old. some surface details keep changing on a short timeframe, but some of the core ideas haven't been changing. for a broader perspective on that, see the discussion of rational Anonymous The World's Biggest Problems 2017/09/11
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
The Possibility of Constructor Theory Anonymous I Made New Videos 2017/09/09
From PAS #8999: >[1] It's important to understand that some states have a legal duty to retreat and some don't. Arizona does not have a duty to retreat. If I lived in a state with a duty to retreat, I'd have to additionally show that retreat wasn't Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/09
I think I have some answers to the issues you bring up. But more importantly for the statement I was making: I think the culture has some answers. I think the culture's answers are not all explicit and contain some contradictions, but they're ther PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
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
> What are the other things you think I should have mentioned more, but didn't, in my original statement? e.g. wanting to do the right thing (such as not take a life when you shouldn't – caring about peace and consent and such), rather than avoid Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
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
> But then I thought, I'm not clear on why you'd make that particular statement in relation to the case we were discussing. it wasn't directly in relation to the scenario, it was directly in relation to the quote: > This is because people genera Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
In #8997 when you wrote: > People also care about morality! My first thought was, well yes they do. You made a standalone statement for which I have no crits; let it go at that. But then I thought, I'm not clear on why you'd make that particula PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
> 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
> Did you intend the idea that there's no moral consideration at all in avoiding unnecessary costs, risks, and punishments? no i meant what i wrote. "does not consist of" means *there are other parts besides that*. if i meant "does not include" i Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 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
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> 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
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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
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>[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
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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
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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
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#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