Recent Active Topics

(Get notified of new comments with the Comments RSS Feed. You can also use website change notification software or an auto refresh browser plugin.)

Post & comment count Date Author Title or First Words
Open Discussion (2019) (338) 2019/07/20 Frisco Fact check: 50 powers of 10
Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas (136) 2019/07/20 Logician #13136 Shouldn't 90% be N%? The argument doesn't depend on it being 90 rather than 77, so there is no reason to introduce 90 as part of the constant form of the argument instead of as a variable part. Similarly, "%" means "per 100" but the argument
Mario Odyssey Discussion (99) 2019/07/20 Anonymous > After I'm able to do a speed run of the whole game without having to check the videos or my ordered list, then I should start recording my times. From this point going forward, I’ll be measuring my progress by checking to see that my times are get
Submit Podcast Questions (96) 2019/07/20 Anonymous #13133 And adding to the question, here is the Safeway judgment that sent me $20, what about that one specifically? http://www.safewaygrocerydeliveryclassaction.com
Time-Based Metric For Overreaching (2) 2019/07/18 curi Some comments on overreaching from the [Fallible Ideas Discord chatroom](https://discord.gg/B3nCeCJ) today: [7:48 PM] curi: If you have experience both with projects where you get overwhelmed (that's a typical way that overreaching feels) and proje
Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion (127) 2019/07/18 Kate IIRC, Wright has been mentioned here before: https://www.hbletter.com/ HBL offers a free 2-week trial if you want to ask your questions there.
Politics Discussion (58) 2019/07/17 Dagny https://reason.com/1981/02/01/love-canal/ Summary: Lovel Canal was a fraud. The chemical company was by far the most responsible and moral actor in what happened. The school board only got the property by threatening to take it with eminent domain,
Physics Discussion (38) 2019/07/17 curi https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html I asked Ron to identify which quotes from a DD physics paper – that Ron claimed to have studied and understand, had had recommended to others – that he disagreed with. He said
YouTube and Fair Use (6) 2019/07/15 curi [image] These actually weren't fair use. I just played some music while streaming today. But the video doesn't get blocked and those parts don't get muted, so it seems fair enough. (Muting the music sec
Morality (4) 2019/07/15 Andy WRT the drowning child: I think there's social status to be gained from having personally jumped in and saved a kid from drowning. I don't think that's why most people would do it in the first place, but once they've done it then the social status gai
Open Letter to Charles Tew (44) 2019/07/14 curi Tew is kinda like Mallory. He has some talent, some skill, some ability to actually think and produce. But he's miserable. He's wasting his life just like Mallory was when Roark found Mallory. Tew drinks and makes, what, 3 hours of philosophy content
English Language, Analysis & Grammar (2) 2019/07/13 curi Standard tip: If a word ends in "ly", it's probably an adverb. Advanced tip: If a word has a *synonym* that ends in "ly", it's probably an adverb. This advanced tip it's from Justin in his [video about part 3 of the grammar article](https://www.
Social "Intellectuals" (5) 2019/07/12 curi I found him yesterday. He seems maybe OK. Nothing stood out as great so far. I think he's not very technical – besides pointing a camera at his computer instead of recording a screen, he's e.g. not very precise at dealing with details about how brai
Alan Discussion (28) 2019/07/12 Alan #13042 I think the video is not very good at explaining the author's position. For example, I think he thinks the text on the slide at 21 seconds into the video is wrong, but the video doesn't clearly state that. The discussion of the physics is a
Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion (14) 2019/07/11 Anonymous #13024 You can see the sources which explain that mental illness is a myth in the original blog post. You have refuted none of that material.
Open Discussion: Economics (184) 2019/07/11 Anonymous I really enjoyed this criticism of Negative Income Tax in Hazlitt's "Man vs. The Welfare State" >Some readers may think that the dilemma of the NIT scheme can somehow be escaped by changing the percentage by which the relief payment or income suppl
I Made New Videos (5) 2019/07/11 Ryann It is really a good article, actually you can also use site: https://youtubetomp3music.com/ to create mp3/mp4 file from most video or music sites. It is free and no registration required.
How Comments Work (5) 2019/07/10 curi Have now patched so that if you put whitespace around asterisks, and use single asterisks, they will not create italics. Test: * no italics * but then *this* is italic
What To Read (62) 2019/07/09 curi I read Heinlein's *6xH* and *The Past Through Tomorrow*. Good stuff. I skip stories I already read in the last few months. Next I'll be looking through some individual short stories to see if I can find any that I missed. I'm about done with Heinlein.
Are rules your ally or your enemy? (4) 2019/07/07 Anonymous >because they don't want to be robbers and they discourage robbery by tell people I think you might have meant "by telling people"
Anne Discussion (38) 2019/07/06 Anonymous You can go into less detail on grammar stuff if you prefer. You don't have to know how every word works. That's up to you.
Writing Update (1) 2019/07/05 curi Do you write? Or read? Do you have any daily or weekly intellectual goals *of your own* (rather than just to pass your classes or do your job)?
Globalism (5) 2019/07/05 Anonymous Twitter is banned in China so somebody made this https://t.me/s/realDonaldTrumpTwitter
Podcast Discussion (5) 2019/07/04 curi Sometimes the prologue would be interesting to read *last*. After I read the book, now I'll understand it and care. Sometimes I think they should have put it at the end of the book, not the start. The acknowledgments should go at the end too (and in s
Open Discussion: Religion (21) 2019/07/02 curi Don't post naked pictures of people's asses here. You can link to them but you ought to give a warning like NSFW. Don't post them as actual images that will show up here. BTW, I see that your competence at following simple instructions for how to f

Recent Individual Comments

Title or First Words Author Post Date
Fact check: 50 powers of 10 Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/20
#13136 Shouldn't 90% be N%? The argument doesn't depend on it being 90 rather than 77, so there is no reason to introduce 90 as part of the constant form of the argument instead of as a variable part. Similarly, "%" means "per 100" but the argument Logician Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/20
> After I'm able to do a speed run of the whole game without having to check the videos or my ordered list, then I should start recording my times. From this point going forward, I’ll be measuring my progress by checking to see that my times are get Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/20
Kieren, I'm really busy currently and haven't read much of what you wrote. But 2 quick things: > > Actually that is trivially false. If you are competent at the matters you are claiming to have knowledge of, you ought to be able to *disprove* that. curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/20
#13133 And adding to the question, here is the Safeway judgment that sent me $20, what about that one specifically? http://www.safewaygrocerydeliveryclassaction.com Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/20
What is your view of class action lawsuits? Is it a good thing that they exist? What about cases where big numbers of people are getting like $20 checks for some harm that allegedly befell them? Is that something courts should deal with? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/20
Rethinking my whole process of learning speedrunning GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/20
The Empire Strikes Back in Concert Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/19
You can keep going after crashing into a wall, IMO. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/19
speed running from start of Cap kingdom to the 1st door GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/19
#13127 > You could still find a way to keep going and get up the stairs, even if you didn't use the planned triple jump. Your mistake probably only lost like 3 seconds. Hmm. I thought losing 3 seconds is too much to lose. I guess I've set the st GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/19
> Yes. Btw I made some errors that I thought I recovered from. Yes. That's good. There were cases where it looked like maybe you weren't doing that, e.g.: > 8th try: failed. I noticed that I veered right too much resulting in not being in positi Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
Some comments on overreaching from the [Fallible Ideas Discord chatroom](https://discord.gg/B3nCeCJ) today: [7:48 PM] curi: If you have experience both with projects where you get overwhelmed (that's a typical way that overreaching feels) and proje curi Time-Based Metric For Overreaching 2019/07/18
> And the argument *does not mean* what you're taking it to mean. E.g. it never said that "[All] Policies that negatively affect our future are bad." You're reading it as making claims it did not make and which its author could easily disagree with. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/18
#13009 > Let's try this. Can you specify the form of the deduction(s) that you're trying to use? That means you present the deduction with variables (structure words to show the *form* of the argument and that it doesn't depend on the specific cont kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/18
false statements and non sequiturs Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/18
#13121 Yes. Btw I made some errors that I thought I recovered from. Here are examples: #13108 > Failed on the 9th try. My 2nd jump landed on the stairs instead of the ground before the stairs. It seemed just as fast though. To clarify, GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
#13119 It's good to try getting things right, in detail. But you may also be being overly perfectionist. Keep in mind that the full speedrun is an hour. A big part of speedrunning is *recovering from errors*. Some of your errors seem like things you c curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
IIRC, Wright has been mentioned here before: https://www.hbletter.com/ HBL offers a free 2-week trial if you want to ask your questions there. Kate Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/07/18
speed running Cap kingdom up to first bridge - session 3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
Missing "of" (postmortem of grammar error) Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/17
https://reason.com/1981/02/01/love-canal/ Summary: Lovel Canal was a fraud. The chemical company was by far the most responsible and moral actor in what happened. The school board only got the property by threatening to take it with eminent domain, Dagny Politics Discussion 2019/07/17
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2019-07-17.html Good article. The left is so bad at picking people in jail to defend. They picked a *drug Kingpin* involved with 23+ murders. If you picked prisoners to say "This man should be released" at *random* Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/17
I don't have opinions on Frank Lloyd Wright buildings or other IRL architecture. I don't know. I have not researched architecture. I also don't know anyone who would have good answers about this. curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/07/17
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html I asked Ron to identify which quotes from a DD physics paper – that Ron claimed to have studied and understand, had had recommended to others – that he disagreed with. He said curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/17
Israel N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/17
Howard Roark N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/07/17
speed running Cap kingdom up to first bridge - session 2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/17
Mixing up "D" and "|D|", part 2 Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/16
Mixing up "D" and "|D|", part 1 Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/16
speed running Cap kingdom up to first bridge GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/16
Elliot's fix to a grammar error involving parallelism Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/15
[image] These actually weren't fair use. I just played some music while streaming today. But the video doesn't get blocked and those parts don't get muted, so it seems fair enough. (Muting the music sec curi YouTube and Fair Use 2019/07/15
WRT the drowning child: I think there's social status to be gained from having personally jumped in and saved a kid from drowning. I don't think that's why most people would do it in the first place, but once they've done it then the social status gai Andy Morality 2019/07/15
Check the cap kingdom time in the world record. Add 20%. See if you can get that time. If not, don't call it easy 😈 Triple jumping off stairs and railings works. You may have timed your jump late. However, if you slid against a wall (e.g. so tha Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/15
so the beginner speed run (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIr3hPpGjm4&list=PLiinoyifvFb64od8RyqPFmVqDrFwkgaa0&index=3&t=0s) skips the part where you land on the bridge's railing. that's a lot easier. I watched up to the point where Mario walks th GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/15
That's a good factor. The one I had in mind last night is that only the people in the area can help the drowning child. It's time-sensitive and location-sensitive. You might literally be the only person who can save him. With spending $5 to help curi Morality 2019/07/15
Some info on censorship by Facebook. The page also has other criticisms of Facebook: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook#Censorship Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/15
Some Google censorship info (by left-biased wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_by_Google Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/15
https://twitter.com/Modernicide__ [image] His new YouTube channel current has 11k subs. It's a *gamer* channel, not politics. Deplatforming is constantly happening to people, and many of them are p Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/15
One relevant factor: I have high confidence that if I jump in and save the child drowning nearby, the child actually gets saved. I don't have high confidence that if I send $5 to some charity that claims to be saving children in Africa, a child Andy Morality 2019/07/15
How to make corrections clearly Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/14
https://blog.jaibot.com/the-copenhagen-interpretation-of-ethics/ Good post about morality. I agree with the main point – you shouldn't be immune from criticism for being uninvolved, or attacked for not doing more when you make things somewhat bet curi Morality 2019/07/14
https://twitter.com/stucchio/status/1150573563226681344 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/14
Tew is kinda like Mallory. He has some talent, some skill, some ability to actually think and produce. But he's miserable. He's wasting his life just like Mallory was when Roark found Mallory. Tew drinks and makes, what, 3 hours of philosophy content curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/14
Tew likes to say he's like Dominique in "The Fountainhead", see this video: https://youtu.be/Hg7M7_FPZ-o?t=680 The Dominique part starts at around 15 minutes, but I linked to the video starting at about 11 minutes to give some context. I thin oh my god it's turpentine Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/14
Tew is captive to his audience :) Entertaining any non dogmatic objectist idea will make him lose donors People pay to be on Bingswanger list because they are sure not to encounter any opposing views Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/14
https://www.rt.com/news/464051-finnish-study-no-evidence-warming/ > Finnish study finds ‘practically no’ evidence for man-made climate change > The results of the study were soon corroborated by researchers in Japan. > In a paper publishe Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/13
do u think dark matter is real bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
"boring statements" as an error category Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
Standard tip: If a word ends in "ly", it's probably an adverb. Advanced tip: If a word has a *synonym* that ends in "ly", it's probably an adverb. This advanced tip it's from Justin in his [video about part 3 of the grammar article](https://www. curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/07/13
If a video has 60 frames per second and 600 Kbps (kilobits per second), then to some approximate every frame has 10,000 bits of information. That means there are 2^10000 possible images that could be displayed in each frame and the bits specify which curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
There is more physics discussion on the FI group. There are recent topics related to material in comments here. Example: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/9kn3pooykB0/ov_WEqqCBQAJ Look for threads with [physics] in the subject curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
How do I get my 15 yo daughter to stop sending naked pictures of herself to boys? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/13
Alan wrote: Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
#13082 They're mostly badly-controlled, badly-randomized, use non-representative samples, have terrible measurement standards (e.g. badly written surveys), aren't reproducible, and *study correlation instead of causation*. Here is an example of ter curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/13
Psychology research N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/13
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > You appear to have lost the plot here. But before that you said: > Yes, and your restatement of my position was exactly right Then when I restated part of my own rest curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
Regarding https://estore.aynrand.org/p/184/the-art-of-introspection-mp3-download I have a low opinion of that author and a low opinion of ARI in 2008. Here is a message that Locke emailed me a few years ago: > ( agree totally with HB. I am not i curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
#13016 > I like how the Easy Way book talks about introspecting non-judgmentally. Judgment is important but, done early and badly (as is common), can disrupt actually finding out about yourself. I struggle with getting anywhere with introspection N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
How is it a captive audience? Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/13
Tew and other 'objectivist intellectuals" have a captive audience and any debate can only jeopardize their income sources Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/13
"post-mortem" vs "postmortem" (hyphenation issue) Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/12
I found him yesterday. He seems maybe OK. Nothing stood out as great so far. I think he's not very technical – besides pointing a camera at his computer instead of recording a screen, he's e.g. not very precise at dealing with details about how brai curi Social "Intellectuals" 2019/07/12
Former ICE Director Thomas Homan stood up to left-wing character attacks https://twitter.com/calebjhull/status/1149822850834079747?s=21 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > (That's actually a pretty easy case to make: I believe that an agent could plausibly be rational in a purely classical world, i.e. without accepting quantum mechanics *at all* curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > Specifically, I reject branching indifference as a precondition on rationality. Oh, you *reject branching indifference as a precondition on rationality*. Either you didn't curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-united-states-individual-rights-and.html > The United States, Individual Rights, And Slavery Nice mini article. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > > Branching indifference is not false. What is false is the proposition that an agent must accept branching indifference in order to be considered rational. That turns out to b curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1108.5329.pdf > Confidence regions are subsets of the state space in which the true state lies with high probability, independently of any prior assumption on the distribution of the possible states. Physicists are more car Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/12
>> No doubt, after a few years, when women’s suffrage shall have become an accomplished fact, conservatism will tacitly admit it into its creed, and thenceforward plume itself upon its wise firmness in opposing with similar weapons the extreme of ba Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
old quote on "Northern conservatism" from 1897 https://www.counter-currents.com/2012/11/robert-lewis-dabney-on-conservatism/ >It may be inferred again that the present movement for women’s rights will certainly prevail from the history of its Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
> Many people say that the double-slit experiment shows that light can be two different things simultaneously (wave and particle), but again that is impossible and violates the Law of Identity. While I'm not a fan of that particular explanation, it curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
Are you familiar with Brandon Cropper? https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCropper If yes, what's your opinion of him? Anonymous Social "Intellectuals" 2019/07/12
> For instance, it is widely believed that there’s a number like: 10^100^100. There isn’t. That's just pure laziness on Binswanger's part John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13061 I've never ready anything from Binswanger regarding math, but I have read "Mathematics is About the World" but Robert E. Knapp which is actually a good read. Yeah, unfortunately its seems like some Objectivists dismiss ideas too quickly with John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
i only ever seen one slit bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13059 While I am a fan of Objectivism, I am not a fan of HB's theories on math. Quotes: > Number concepts are a special case, along with a few others, of concepts that are so abstract that there’s nothing more to learn about them > For inst Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13058 The two slit experiment shows that when we observe something as sensitive as a photon, it affects the trajectory of that particle and thus the outcome of the experiment is affected too. Many people say that the double-slit experiment shows t John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13057 Yeah I am. His book "How We Know" has some great material that I agree strongly with. I presume you're familiar with his stuff John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13055 To begin with, the two slit experiment. When you shine light on a screen with slits in it, so some light goes through to a viewing screen behind, you get patterns of light and shadow which are incompatible with classical physics. That's what Fo curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13056 Are you a fan of Harry Binswanger? Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13054 There is an arbitrarily large number of positive integers, but it is a definite amount. That set cannot be infinite in size -- infinity cannot and does not exist in reality because it violates the Law of Identity. I understand that there is John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
> MWI is an *objective* theory based on *scientific observations and math*... What scientific observations indicate MWI? Some people claim that experiments conducted at CERN support MWI, but I disagree. John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
Do you disagree that "positive integers" is an infinite set? Do you disagree that there are infinitely many points in a square inch? Infinity is confusing, but there is good info about it in the BoI book and also a bit at https://curi.us/1955-explaini curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13051 Cool, I'll have to take a look at some of his stuff. John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
Regarding Infinite Sets John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13050 To begin with, see DD's books, esp FoR ch2 and then BoI ch 11. http://beginningofinfinity.com/books curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
This entire discussion is predicated on the assumption that more than one universe exists. What strong evidence do we have that more than one universe exists? If we define the *Universe* as "the collection of all things that exist", then the idea of a John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13048 Do not watch that. That is the wrong video. Look in the description of that video. It links to the correct videos to watch. But scroll up to the very top of this page. There is one link in the blog post. Click that link. That is the playlist yo Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
#13047 oh great I was thinking I should find that sorta thing (not the fastest route, but a pretty fast route, and considerably easier than the fastest route). I thought to ask about it when I'm ready to start learning speed running, and then I for GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
Watch smallant's tutorial videos and learn his *beginner* speedrun route instead of copying stuff from the world record video. Try to focus your learning on the stuff needed to complete a beginner speedrun and then improve your time with that route (I curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
Rolling in a relatively straight line GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
Releasing a roll GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
#13042 I think the video is not very good at explaining the author's position. For example, I think he thinks the text on the slide at 21 seconds into the video is wrong, but the video doesn't clearly state that. The discussion of the physics is a Alan Alan Discussion 2019/07/12
#13024 You can see the sources which explain that mental illness is a myth in the original blog post. You have refuted none of that material. Anonymous Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2019/07/11
Alan, what do you think of this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzdIHLbr9rQ > The physics that allowed for metaphysics Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/07/11
After I was banned, someone asked what happened and Tew responded: [someone]: What did he do? He was a patron wasn't he? Charles Tew: Yes. I banned him and deleted all of his comments. I recognized him. He's a laughable charlatan. His stupidity curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
#13038 there's a pretty big diference between 1 inch and 2 inches bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
From Discord: **curi:** I've posted the records of the discord chat that I have: http://curi.us/2119-open-letter-to-charles-tew#c13031 **curi:** god i get banned from everything **curi:** i was going to maybe make a video reviewing my chats on curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
#13037 What are you saying is true? Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
yeah true bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
I really enjoyed this criticism of Negative Income Tax in Hazlitt's "Man vs. The Welfare State" >Some readers may think that the dilemma of the NIT scheme can somehow be escaped by changing the percentage by which the relief payment or income suppl Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/07/11
> I lack good ways to avoid the false statements and non sequiturs. Those are the mistakes which I regard as the most serious. Do you have practice avoiding those things? Have you successfully avoided them a bunch of times in the past when doing ot curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > > branching indifference is trivial > Being trivial and being the root of the begging of the question are not mutually exclusive. If you have some argument about why bran curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html [image] curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
Conversations on Tew Discord server, from memory: Discussed deplatforming a bunch. I explained my arguments about how e.g. FB is committing fraud and breach of contract. Some people were initially skeptical (they figured that private companies are curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
I joined the Charles Tew discord server yesterday. I was banned today. They deleted all my messages so I can't even get someone else to send me a copy. I was given no warning about the ban and no reason or explanation. I don't even know who banned me. curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
I like how the Easy Way book talks about introspecting non-judgmentally. Judgment is important but, done early and badly (as is common), can disrupt actually finding out about yourself. > Do you mean cite part of the books / texts that I have que curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/11
#13016 Thank you. I recently "audiobooked" (listened to) Allen Carr's *Easy Way to Stop Smoking*. I found it somewhat repetitive at times. My brief summary of the "easy way to ..." would be: 1) Identify **why** you do that which you wish to change N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html (Quoting myself.) > If a multiversal agent in N states tries to maximize the outcomes for its states, it should... (Except you have to measure, not count, those "N" states. It curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > Call it whatever you like, this cannot be a correct explanation. If I am N identical copies, then after O(log(N)) splits I will be 1. What happens then? OK, you want less ap curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
#13025 Makes sense re: overreaching vs not overreaching. Interesting that you notice the difference too. Alisa Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/11
Alisa GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/11
It's complex Nonya Business Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2019/07/11
It is really a good article, actually you can also use site: https://youtubetomp3music.com/ to create mp3/mp4 file from most video or music sites. It is free and no registration required. Ryann I Made New Videos 2019/07/11
GISTE improvement Alisa Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/10
Procontroller and spin-jump-groundpound-roll GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/10
Postmortem on my math comments from yesterday Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/10
Have now patched so that if you put whitespace around asterisks, and use single asterisks, they will not create italics. Test: * no italics * but then *this* is italic curi How Comments Work 2019/07/10
Now I'll test putting spaces around the asterisks: 2 * 2 = 4. Josh Jordan How Comments Work 2019/07/10
Test: asterisks without italics Josh Jordan How Comments Work 2019/07/10
#13007 I wasn't paying much attention and the second link was wrong. I've fixed it now. Also you can use citations from stuff you like to find more stuff. E.g. see citation 37 by Rand in *Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal*. Why do you want other boo curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/10
> We get the following deductive syllogism. That is *not similar to* what the original sentence meant, and I would not have clarified with anything similar to that. I give an example for the other one below. > Again we will find there are premis curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#13013 Numbering of premises was left out of my examples, doh! hopefully you can understand. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#12947 > I use regular arguments in #12946 . By regular I mean not deduction nor induction. I don’t think it uses abduction either, but I don’t think the term “abduction” is well-defined so it’s hard to comment on that. Here's an example kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#12986 It's cool how much detail knowledge he has. There are some danger signs of possible shallowness for some of it (there are too many things that he under-explains about note combinations being interesting but he doesn't say much about *why* besid curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/10
Alan wrote: Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/10
Another Ron Reply curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/10
> I don’t think it matters for this example whether it is exact or approximate because this background knowledge is only being used to deem our knowledge as probable/acceptable. Since we can’t have certain knowledge about the world, assume it is a curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#12978 > For example the detail of whether that is exactly or approximately 90%. And the detail of what constitutes a "small animal species", how is that defined. I don’t think it matters for this example whether it is exact or approximate be kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
History: https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Robber-Barons-Business-America-ebook-dp-B004X2IJ72/dp/B004X2IJ72?tag=curi04-20 Self-help (applies to changing various habits, not only smoking): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EVMK0H0?tag=curi04-20 curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
N Books Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#13003 > You don't sum the squares before squarerooting. Feynman [wrote](http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/I_06.html): >> D_rms =√⟨D^2⟩ = √N I parse √⟨D^2⟩ as (the square root of (the expected value of (D squared))). Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
The only way you sum squares before squarerooting is if you also average them before squarerooting. That maybe comes out a bit differently (avging squares instead of the originals) but is a reasonable number unlike the procedure of squaring individual curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
You don't sum the squares before squarerooting. I think Feynman can't have meant that because that would, as you say, change the results significantly. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12999 > I don't know why you think squaring and then squarerooting would matter (change things) compared to using absolute value. Say you only simulate two games. Say the distance at the end of the first game is 2 and the distance at the end o Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12997 > Feynman does a nice job of showing why his solution is correct. Yes, he does. #12998 > Another factor is that my simulation was calculating <|D_N|> in Feynman's notation Err, I simulated this, but didn't share that simulati Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12997 > Feynman does a nice job of showing why his solution is correct. Yes, he does. #12998 > Another factor is that my simulation was calculating <|D_N|> in Feynman's notation Err, I simulated this, but didn't share that simulati Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
I don't know why you think squaring and then squarerooting would matter (change things) compared to using absolute value. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12996 > I think that explains the discrepancy. Actually, it doesn't entirely explain the discrepancy. Another factor is that my simulation was calculating <|D_N|> in Feynman's notation (the expected value of the absolute value of the deviati Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
Ah, so it was expected final distance instead of max deviation at any time. That explains it. I think D means distance (at the end, so yes after N steps, so subscript N would be fine too). IIRC Feynman does a nice job of showing why his solution curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12995 I guess you are referring to http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/I_06.html : > 6–3 The random walk > We may characterize the walker’s progress by the net distance D_N traveled in N steps. Feynman wants to know *the net distance Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12994 I meant with a fair coin. From memory, this is covered in Feynman's lectures on computation and the answer is sqrt(N) – in this case, 10. I wonder why you got a different result. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12993 Interesting question. I don't yet know of a reasonable way, using only a calculator, to get the exact answer or even get a good estimate the answer. I wrote a [simulation in Go](https://play.golang.org/p/JEKdG_G7oHF). If the probability of h Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12992 Count a heads as +1 and a tails as -1. Keep a running tally. After 100 flips, what is the expected deviation from 0? (The max deviation at any time, based on absolute value)? curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
Biased coin math puzzle (image correction) Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
Biased coin math puzzle Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
I read Heinlein's *6xH* and *The Past Through Tomorrow*. Good stuff. I skip stories I already read in the last few months. Next I'll be looking through some individual short stories to see if I can find any that I missed. I'm about done with Heinlein. curi What To Read 2019/07/09
do i need to cure my yellow fever or is it like an okay thing to have philosophically? Boom121 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09

View All Comments