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Eliezer Yudkowsky Is a Fraud (3) 2020/09/21 Max EY is still anti-free-market: > If you want to slap a 300% luxury tax on giant yachts, that's fine by me. from: https://www.facebook.com/yudkowsky/posts/10152873248924228 anonymous #18090 - are you intending to defend EY, like do you think cu
Open Discussion 2 (2019) (422) 2020/09/21 Max #18083 > dad jokes = jokes that are not mean and not dirty I dunno about that. I googled for dad jokes and found [this page](https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2017/0403/864882-dad-jokes-to-make-you-cringe/) examples: > 1. Child: ‘Dad,
Learning Updates Thread (14) 2020/09/20 Max Max's learning report 2020 week 38
curi's Microblogging (2) 2020/09/20 curi A lot of people are bothered by some things I do in conversations. They try to be tolerant and charitable, and avoid derailing the discussion, by trying to ignore it. But this makes things worse when it's something I do on purpose instead of an occasi
Less Wrong Banned Me (12) 2020/09/19 curi Vaniver, a Less Wrong admin, wrote: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/PkpuvsFYr6yuYnppy/open-and-welcome-thread-september-2020?commentId=rg2aBQujqL68C7xXr > For what it's worth, I think a decision to ban would stand on just his pursuit of conversa
Public University Bigotry (3) 2020/09/19 Khaaan [PRINCETON’S “SYSTEMIC RACISM” CAPTURES THE GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION](https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/princetons-systemic-racism-captures-the-governments-attention.php), Power Line (Sep 17, 2020): > Two weeks ago, Princeton Uni
Max Microblogging (14) 2020/09/19 Max Quick thought on a secondary goal of life.
Blatant Lying Example (11) 2020/09/19 curi Lying can get you a $20 billion company: https://hindenburgresearch.com/nikola/ Theranos only got to $9 billion by lying.
Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong (81) 2020/09/19 curi OK, I can confirm for everyone that gigahurt is not Andy. Thanks.
Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems (65) 2020/09/19 curi #18068 Due to ongoing harassing from sock puppets and the negativity in your comment, I will only discuss this if you identify yourself to me. https://curi.us/2288-identification-policy
Writing Update (7) 2020/09/16 Max > i feel like you might have interpreted it differently. im not sure in what way it was different. Yeah, I misinterpreted what you originally said to mean ~*you didn't know how much your ideas had changed* via reading curi's ideas. But you meant *y
Deplatforming and Fraud (256) 2020/09/16 Anonymous #18048 It's currently watchable on YT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFlqXPl_hZQ
Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech (6) 2020/09/16 Anonymous Former **Republican Speaker of the House** Newt Gingrich got criticized and cut-off on **Fox News** for bringing up Soros' funding of pro-crime District Attorneys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk2_4tibW8c
Praise from David Deutsch (2) 2020/09/13 curi I just ran into an old email where DD calls me his "colleague" in 2011.
By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult (70) 2020/09/13 Anonymous In mid-August, Andy Ngo shared a [video of some guys getting chased down the street by a bunch of antifa/BLM activists in Portland](https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1294901716853198850). According to this [first-hand account](https://www.americanp
Black Lives Matter Is Evil (4) 2020/09/12 Anonymous #17849 Christopher Rufo is the journalist who reported on critical race theory indoctrination at Sandia National Labs, and, on Tucker Carlson Tonight, made a successful appeal to President Trump to put an end to it. He is a brave man. https://www.
Clarifying My Beliefs (45) 2020/09/09 Andrew Ryan Cool, I think that makes sense if the issue is just a local artifact of this post (2374).
Use RSS to Subscribe to Blogs (2) 2020/09/09 Anne B I'm trying Vienna. ---- I wanted to try Instapaper too. But I got to this: [image] Can Instapaper see passwords you type in to other sites? That would not be good. I tried searching “instapaper permissions
Is FI Discussion Mean? (55) 2020/09/08 Sia #17935 Nah it made sense for you to say that. I didn't explain the context in my head clearly in that post
Ann Coulter Mini Biography Article (3) 2020/09/07 Anonymous Ann Coulter Article Link Moved
Less Wrong Related Discussion (64) 2020/09/06 curi #17893 None of the discussion is about the topic I was trying to bring up. They aren't trying to talk about what high level stuff is. They just seem to have assumed that there exists some Turing machine that assigns arbitrary simplicity or complexity
Social Dynamics Summary Notes (11) 2020/09/06 Anonymous > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNhTJs6fzC8 A 5 min video by Lindybeige in 2008 where he's critical of global warming hype, attributes it to social dynamics, and calls a trendy grid-based argument 'the precautionary principle dressed up in differ
Social Dialog with Analysis (23) 2020/09/05 Andy Dufresne #17868 You are correct that I didn't state an evaluation and that my message was meant to be descriptive not argumentative. I'm neutral about whether the social protocol I described harms discussion productivity generally. I haven't looked into i
Politics Discussion (202) 2020/09/05 Khaaan #17865 Ok, I think I see what you mean. Here's the history: - You posted #17835 - I replied in #17386 - You wrote more in #17838 - I replied in #17840 - You replied in #17841, asking why my #17840 was "ignoring" your #17835 I don't remembe
Mathematical Inconsistency in Solomonoff Induction? (5) 2020/09/05 Anonymous Another way to look at SI: - communication happens - run programs which generate communication of whatever - when you can read what the communication is and it makes sense, you found the answer. Alternatively, lo-fi SI: - start with an infinite

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EY is still anti-free-market: > If you want to slap a 300% luxury tax on giant yachts, that's fine by me. from: https://www.facebook.com/yudkowsky/posts/10152873248924228 anonymous #18090 - are you intending to defend EY, like do you think cu Max Eliezer Yudkowsky Is a Fraud 2020/09/21
#18090 > this seems relevant To what? I don't think curi is saying EY *can't* make better arguments if he tried, or doesn't have any good ideas. I think curi's topic is more about EY's integrity and the dishonest way he's represented hims Max Eliezer Yudkowsky Is a Fraud 2020/09/21
this seems relevant, it's more thought-out than those tweets and actually like, makes arguments: https://www.facebook.com/yudkowsky/posts/10152873248924228 (there's also some stuff in the comments) It doesn't seem to me that he was trying to actua anonymous Eliezer Yudkowsky Is a Fraud 2020/09/21
#18083 > dad jokes = jokes that are not mean and not dirty I dunno about that. I googled for dad jokes and found [this page](https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2017/0403/864882-dad-jokes-to-make-you-cringe/) examples: > 1. Child: ‘Dad, Max Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/21
Max's learning report 2020 week 38 Max Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/20
In [TMS Live Stream with Matt Bracken - 3PM EST August 15th 2020 @ 1:59:34](https://youtu.be/exU7irDGUoo?t=7174), Matt Bracken says, regarding where to move: > And preferably, look for a state which is conservative all the way from from your county Prepper Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/20
> i want to read all of the fallibleideas.com and then after that read fallibleideas.com/life > i dont really have much of a plan other than: dont read to many of them in the same day. FYI u could import the first ebook here (which has the FI a Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/20
i want to read all of the fallibleideas.com and then after that read fallibleideas.com/life i dont really have much of a plan other than: dont read to many of them in the same day. maybe i could try doing some reading practice on some of them, internetrules Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/20
A lot of people are bothered by some things I do in conversations. They try to be tolerant and charitable, and avoid derailing the discussion, by trying to ignore it. But this makes things worse when it's something I do on purpose instead of an occasi curi curi's Microblogging 2020/09/20
dad jokes = jokes that are not mean and not dirty (i'm anonymously stealing credit for something my friend told me and they got it from some reddit thread they read years ago) Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/20
Vaniver, a Less Wrong admin, wrote: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/PkpuvsFYr6yuYnppy/open-and-welcome-thread-september-2020?commentId=rg2aBQujqL68C7xXr > For what it's worth, I think a decision to ban would stand on just his pursuit of conversa curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/19
[PRINCETON’S “SYSTEMIC RACISM” CAPTURES THE GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION](https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/princetons-systemic-racism-captures-the-governments-attention.php), Power Line (Sep 17, 2020): > Two weeks ago, Princeton Uni Khaaan Public University Bigotry 2020/09/19
Quick thought on a secondary goal of life. Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/19
Lying can get you a $20 billion company: https://hindenburgresearch.com/nikola/ Theranos only got to $9 billion by lying. curi Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/19
OK, I can confirm for everyone that gigahurt is not Andy. Thanks. curi Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/19
No worries. I am sorry to hear bout the recent ban on less wrong. I replied on twitter. Let me know if there is more I can do. gigahurt Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/19
LW's Sexual Assault Problem curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/19
LW claims, quoted in the OP: > the moderators of LW are the opposite of trigger-happy. Not counting spam, there is on average *less than one account per year* banned. My friend suspected that LW miscategorizes some non-spam bans as spam bans. I curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/19
I liked this defense of me regarding the "threats" accusation. Zack_M_Davis writes: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/PkpuvsFYr6yuYnppy/open-and-welcome-thread-september-2020?commentId=WqMsvrEGMoRcnzwsE >> I've reliably used the word "threat" to simpl curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/19
#18068 Due to ongoing harassing from sock puppets and the negativity in your comment, I will only discuss this if you identify yourself to me. https://curi.us/2288-identification-policy curi Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems 2020/09/19
#18069 gigahurt, I'm being harassed by [someone who has repeatedly made fake accounts and pretended to be a new person who wants to learn from me](http://curi.us/2287-andy-b-harassment-and-four-strands). They've been stalking, sock puppeting and haras curi Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/19
#18068 You're factually wrong. There was a "Poppper" typo in the original. https://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=http%3a%2f%2fcuri.us%2f2215-list-of-fallible-ideas-evaders&d=4598664483972610&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=w9CRsK2KT7grO0GnLFke2cucacX9n4fx Anonymous Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems 2020/09/19
Another LW reply Max Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/19
> Feel free to post the long version. I can skim or do targeted search for something relevant. Also I'd still like some specific sentences. Here it is with less words. I tried to be honest about the edits, but I may have made mistakes. For a canoni gigahurt Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/19
> I didn't expect anyone to care about this post. This seems like a bad mistake. I don't buy it. What are you doing editing your post? What's your policy on this? And are you no longer going to call evaders "evaders"? WTF? I don't think your he Anonymous Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems 2020/09/19
correction s/corrosively/coercively Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/19
TCS and passions Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/19
More LW replies Max Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/19
https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1306982560682008576 [image] I appreciate that patio11 is willing to point out lies. curi Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/18
> Yeah, almost everyone who we ban who has any real content on the site is warned. It didn't feel necessary for curi, because he has already received so much feedback about his activity on the site over the years (from many users as well as mods), and curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
habryka [claims](https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/PkpuvsFYr6yuYnppy/open-and-welcome-thread-september-2020?commentId=DhcKpyeKDQhCnsb96#z3X9RqxyYi7Tr9nc6) the definition of threat I did is: > a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damag curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
[I replied to lsusr](https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/PkpuvsFYr6yuYnppy/open-and-welcome-thread-september-2020?commentId=z3X9RqxyYi7Tr9nc6) -- he thinks curi did make threats and provides some explanation (the bottom part of this post). Basically it's Max Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
If this kind of list scares you, *do not post here under your real name*. And maybe don't post anywhere else online under your real name, either. And you can pick a unique name for posting at FI and curi that you don't use on other sites. curi Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems 2020/09/18
Post Edited curi Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems 2020/09/18
> > and I do think that was the right move, but I don't think it's enough to tip the scales on this issue. > What could curi have done differently which *would* have tipped the scales? good question curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
I posted this to LW in reply to the comment announcing the bans: ---- > Today we have banned two users, curi and Periergo from LessWrong for two years each. I wanted to reply to this because I don't think it's right to judge curi the way you Max Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
I just updated the post by adding this paragraph: > Also, LW didn't explain how they decided on ban lengths. 2.3 year bans don't correspond to solving the problems raised. Andy or I could easily wait and then do the stuff LW doesn't want. They aren curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
FTR I'm fine with being on this. Max Kaye Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems 2020/09/17
https://www.tiktok.com/@chlsymusic/video/6871075029979876613 Girls makes video mocking coronavirus conspiracy theories. Deletes within a day because too mean. Netflix screen records it and puts it in a documentary, with her handle. But they only curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/17
a compilation of parody news posts by noted autoadmit poster evan39 http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3642714&mc=72&forum_id=2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/17
>> I intuitively think that 'exploratory' style learning (with a high(er) error rate) has benefits. > Whether something is an error depends on your goal. If your goal is to get it correct, exploring works badly. If your goal is e.g. to get a rough Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/16
Max's postmortem on #18030 #18043 #18050 Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/16
> i feel like you might have interpreted it differently. im not sure in what way it was different. Yeah, I misinterpreted what you originally said to mean ~*you didn't know how much your ideas had changed* via reading curi's ideas. But you meant *y Max Writing Update 2020/09/16
#18048 It's currently watchable on YT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFlqXPl_hZQ Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/09/16
Facebook suppressed and labeled as false a video of Tucker interviewing a chinese scientist who claims Coronavirus came from a lab https://www.zerohedge.com/political/facebook-censors-tucker-carlsons-interview-rogue-chinese-scientist Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/09/16
Former **Republican Speaker of the House** Newt Gingrich got criticized and cut-off on **Fox News** for bringing up Soros' funding of pro-crime District Attorneys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk2_4tibW8c Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2020/09/16
https://twitter.com/GarettJones/status/1306320698655141889 > When deciding where to work, mobile elites place a lot of weight on state tax rates, so little surprise. > Doesn't happen overnight, so shortsighted voters barely notice as the trickle curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/16
https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1306089478612688896 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
> I intuitively think that 'exploratory' style learning (with a high(er) error rate) has benefits. Whether something is an error depends on your goal. If your goal is to get it correct, exploring works badly. If your goal is e.g. to get a rough ove curi Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
> Do you write much down when you start thinking about something? Even a little bit will help you remember what you thought and give you something to reflect on (which helps remember more, too). no. doing atleast small amounts of writing seems good internetrules Writing Update 2020/09/15
>>> I did in-person physical therapy sessions for a while recently and have been doing exercises from that + trying other stuff I've found on YT. I am familiar with the videos you linked. I've been working on this issue for several months. >> Ok. KneeAnon Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
#18035 I didn't have any connection to Yes or No Philosophy explicitly in mind. I also don't know if I got the idea of many dimensions vs. a spectrum from Yes or No and forgot the connection, or if I got it somewhere else. My intuition is that I Andy Dufresne Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
> For example if I'm diabetic and need regular insulin that spoils without refrigeration, I'm in deep shit if I'm not prepared for my electricity to be off for a few days. This reminds me of some stuff in BoI about knowledge and life support. I Max Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
Perimortem on intuitive response to #18037 Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
#18037 yeah okay, I see what you mean. I've changed my mind on the quality of my analogy. (I don't think it's super bad or anything, just not as good as I originally thought.) Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
Eating seed corn is like disassembling machinery for scrap metal, which is different (more destructive) than leaving it idle for a day (which sounds reasonably similar to spending a day of your time unproductively). curi Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
#18034 > time is somewhat different in that you can't save it for later. but, like money, you can spend time on things with later benefits (investment rather than consumption). I'm not sure if we disagree on something or not. I think we roughly Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
> Another reason it sounds like a bad way to think is that both societal and individual conditions exist across many relevant dimensions and can't be adequately represented by a single spectrum. Multiple dimensions that don't convert into a single curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
#18032 Metaphorically seed corn = capital = e.g. machines. it's stuff you can save for later. time is somewhat different in that you can't save it for later. but, like money, you can spend time on things with later benefits (investment rather than con curi Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
#18018 > *A Failure of Civility* categorizes societal conditions on a spectrum from "Normal Civility" to a "Failure of Civility" Sounds bad. One reason it sounds lake a bad way to think is that I don't need to prep for "societal conditions" di Andy Dufresne Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
Inefficient learning is like eating the seed corn Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
>> I did in-person physical therapy sessions for a while recently and have been doing exercises from that + trying other stuff I've found on YT. I am familiar with the videos you linked. I've been working on this issue for several months. > Ok. > Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
> having a minimum goal which you can easily do seems good. > for me, and mb other ppl as well: if i set my minimum to high like with exercise, i might be able to do it for like a week, but then i might just give up and not try it anymore. I lik Max Writing Update 2020/09/15
#18027 yeah i agree with the idea and examples. and btw it's easier to move up gradually. 1 chapter to 2 to 3, instead of going from 1 to 5. curi Writing Update 2020/09/15
#18026 > Whereas if better knowing the truth led to doing actually-significant work, or to some better path to getting money/status/other-values, then it'd be easier to evaluate. Makes sense. That hasn't happened yet, and I don't know if it will. Andy Dufresne Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
> I set the 1000 word goal low enough that I can generally do it even if I’m busy for most of the day. It’s just a minimum. having a minimum goal which you can easily do seems good. for me, and mb other ppl as well: if i set my minimum to hi internetrules Writing Update 2020/09/15
> meet some common but unstated goals like I agree. > Makes sense. It's not the kind of fantasy I find appealing though. I don't feel like I've missed out on anything good by rejecting it. Yeah, I think it's bad. > I haven't fully and succ curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
#18017 > This reminds me of people with ideas, like Solmononoff Induction, or their pet theory on how to make an AGI, or tons of other sophisticated-sounding philosophy stuff. They have key unaddressed flaws that render their view as a whole near us Andy Dufresne Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
> I did in-person physical therapy sessions for a while recently and have been doing exercises from that + trying other stuff I've found on YT. I am familiar with the videos you linked. I've been working on this issue for several months. Ok. Hav n Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
>> concerned about comfort given existing knee issues. > What have you done to directly try to address the knee issues themselves? If you haven’t tried to fix the things *causing* you knee issues addressing this might be a good thing to do first. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
Mini post.m on post formatting Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
Overreaching, greatness, and ~meta-knowledge Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
> concerned about comfort given existing knee issues. What have you done to directly try to address the knee issues themselves? If you haven’t tried to fix the things *causing* you knee issues addressing this might be a good thing to do first. Tr Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/14
#18013 > I think it's important to have a good grasp of the possible scenarios... *A Failure of Civility* categorizes societal conditions on a spectrum from "Normal Civility" to a "Failure of Civility": > The Authors define *Normal Civility* Prepper Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/14
> - Cost: I believe preparing for such a scenario is necessarily either ineffective or extremely costly. Ineffective preparation is mostly wasted (you prepared and the scenario occurred but your preps didn't actually help much). I think most preppers curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/14
I'm interested in getting some home workout equipment but am concerned about comfort given existing knee issues. A local gym has a "membership for a day" program that lets you visit the gym for a single day. Would it be dumb for me to use this program Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/14
#18012 > Fire prevention is apparently a big deal post-SHTF. It's a big deal all the time. I don't understand why people routinely live in wood frame houses when the premium for masonry is relatively modest. A brick house + stainless steel sc Andy Dufresne Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/14
#18012 I haven't read the book, so maybe he addresses this but: > the best way to survive an SHTF scenario for many people living in urban or suburban areas is to band together in advance and create what the book calls a Neighborhood Protection Pla Andy Dufresne Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/14
#18012 Preface to all my comments: I am not a prepping expert. What I do know is fairly tailored to my personal situation and preferences. YMMV. > SHTF scenario There are many different SHTF scenarios. What works well in one doesn't necessarily Andy Dufresne Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/14
A Failure of Civility Prepper Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/13
I just ran into an old email where DD calls me his "colleague" in 2011. curi Praise from David Deutsch 2020/09/13
#18009 > I spent a lot of time putting together a simplified version of their discussion. But it's pretty long, and I know you asked for a sentence or two. Feel free to post the long version. I can skim or do targeted search for something releva curi Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/13
> Re the Harris discussion, can you quote a few sentences you thought were good? I spent a lot of time putting together a simplified version of their discussion. But it's pretty long, and I know you asked for a sentence or two. Rather than give a s gigahurt Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/13
#18000 > > I watched all the curi videos that came out and took notes on them > Why don't you share notes? I didn’t think of it. I’ll consider posting my notes in the future. My notes would be different if I knew I was going to post t Anne B Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/13
Yesterday i read 8% of The Case Against Education it argues the value from edu is at least 1/3 signaling and the author suspects >50%, mb 80% he says 3 types of signaling: intelligence, conscientiousness, and conformity IQ tests only cover th curi curi's Microblogging 2020/09/13
https://ramirustom.blogspot.com/2020/09/preparing-for-monthly-review-and.html > I think the biggest win was this: comparing now to the past, I now view learning with the help of other people very differently than previously. Other people can only s curi Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/13
Peter Thiel and Eric Weinstein Quotes Gavin Palmer Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/13
Preparing for monthly review and quarterly plan change - 2020-09-13 GISTE Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/13
In mid-August, Andy Ngo shared a [video of some guys getting chased down the street by a bunch of antifa/BLM activists in Portland](https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1294901716853198850). According to this [first-hand account](https://www.americanp Anonymous By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2020/09/13
#17849 Christopher Rufo is the journalist who reported on critical race theory indoctrination at Sandia National Labs, and, on Tucker Carlson Tonight, made a successful appeal to President Trump to put an end to it. He is a brave man. https://www. Anonymous Black Lives Matter Is Evil 2020/09/12
I wrote (#17993): > I think I should change either my goal or my approach for achieving my goal. curi replied (#17995): > Do you know how to make a decision like that? I don't know what "a decision like that" refers to*. However, I can s Alisa Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/12
#17999 > I watched all the curi videos that came out and took notes on them Why don't you share notes? Anonymous Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/12
Aug - Sept 11 Anne B Anne B Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/12
> If you don't share monthly updates or explain why not, I will not regard you as actually trying to learn philosophy. I am not actually trying to learn philosophy. I haven't ever tried very much / very hard to learn philosophy. I have a hobby Andy Dufresne Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/12
#17988 > I think Gavin means 'some of the people doing startups are deceptive so the startup benefits financially'. I wonder if every company which has success creating technology has people who are being intentionally deceptive. Is there a co Gavin Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/12
I finished (audiobooks): - "Teaching Johnny to Think" by Leonard Peikoff - "Isaac Newton" by James Gleick - "Philosophy: Who Needs It" by Ayn Rand - "Popper" by Brian Magee - "Why Businessmen Need Philosophy" by Ayn Rand I partly listened to: Aug - Sept 12 nikluk Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/12
> I think I should change either my goal or my approach for achieving my goal. Do you know how to make a decision like that? (How?) curi Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/11
#17993 I also judged that I finished Elliot's [*English Language, Analysis & Grammar*](https://fallibleideas.com/grammar) and [*Using Commas*](https://curi.us/2293-using-commas) essays. The remaining topic I'm currently working on is the "Check Your U Alisa Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/11
Aug - Sep 11 Alisa Alisa Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/11
#17991 I think I used to inadvertently leave the Author field blank more often than I do now. I've started getting in the habit of filling in the Author field first, which helps, but I still forget sometimes, especially when I compose my comment in a Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/11
#17990 One thing I dislike about the default of posting as Anon is that sometimes I'll forget to put my name in the author field, esp if replying to a post. I posted the above. I'm not sure how to prevent this besides paying more attention, using grea Max Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/11
#17732 I also like Historia Civilis. I highly recommend his series on Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire * [Julius Caesar playlist](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsK4nX0tCGQ&list=PLODnBH8kenOoLUW8BmHhX55I-qexvyU32) - A subset of the Roman Empire Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/11
#17984 >> attracting gullible and stupid investors? > Is that a bad thing? If you take their money and don't give them decision making power. I suspect there aren't too many to attract (or the amounts of $ are small). Evolution and all that. Max Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/11
Criticisms of Gavin's quote (only) Max Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/11
#17983 > If an employee will lie to your investors, then he may lie to you. And if he's really good at it you might not know. Also, if a *FOUNDER* will like to investors and the public, why should employees trust them? > If you hire somebody Max Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/11
> And write a *longer, monthly update*. By chance I'm doing this today and tomorrow, and was planning to share it to FI (unlike weekly, which I don't think is necessarily interesting enough) > If you don't share monthly updates or explain why no Max Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/11
Aug - Sept 11 curi curi Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/11
#17983 Suppose he keeps the lying within standard social boundaries, keeps it externally directed, doesn't piss people off, doesn't break laws, etc. Suppose most people react positively and view it as something like good marketing. Then would it be ef curi Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/11
#17982 If an employee will lie to your investors, then he may lie to you. And if he's really good at it you might not know. If you hire somebody to lie to investors your investors may dislike being lied to and may tell other people you're dishonest oh my god it's turpentine Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/11
pro dishonesty sentiment curi Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/11
> #17979 You, like most people, do not have the skill to do single use anon's. #17980 That's fair. Thank you for the feedback. I've been too careless when posting as anon. both 17976 and 17977 Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/10
#17979 You, like most people, do not have the skill to do single use anon's. It's hard enough to communicate instead of assuming people can read your mind, and do share your background knowledge, when you give your name and have a reputation (so th curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/10
>>> Shouldn't have married her, then. >> Should have read the article. > Being a jerk about it isn't going to help. I posted both #17976 and #17977 - which I don't think came across (because they were both under Anon). I opened the link in both 17976 and 17977 Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/10
>>> he insisted she sign a marriage contract and came up with several drafts. She refused. >> Shouldn't have married her, then. > Should have read the article. Being a jerk about it isn't going to help. curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/10
> > he insisted she sign a marriage contract and came up with several drafts. She refused. > Shouldn't have married her, then. Should have read the article. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/10
> he insisted she sign a marriage contract and came up with several drafts. She refused. Shouldn't have married her, then. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/10
> https://globalnews.ca/news/7327501/couple-no-home-no-kids-spouses-ontario-court/ >> A wealthy businessman will have to pay more than $50,000 a month in spousal support for 10 years to a woman with whom he had a long-term romantic relationship eve Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/10
> https://globalnews.ca/news/7327501/couple-no-home-no-kids-spouses-ontario-court/ >> A wealthy businessman will have to pay more than $50,000 a month in spousal support for 10 years to a woman with whom he had a long-term romantic relationship eve Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/10
#17971 > It's bad to encourage people's habit of doing an reread/editing-pass on their post right after sending. I don't think it needs to be encouragement. I agree ppl should take more responsibility tho and not rely on these sorta features. Max Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/10
https://globalnews.ca/news/7327501/couple-no-home-no-kids-spouses-ontario-court/ > A wealthy businessman will have to pay more than $50,000 a month in spousal support for 10 years to a woman with whom he had a long-term romantic relationship even t Fuck Ontario Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/10
> * Edit history fully public after some threshold (e.g. posters have 1 min to click "undo" like the Gmail feature) -- note: editing at all is not necessary except to like redact PII or something like that. It's bad to encourage people's habit of d Dagny Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/10
Cool, I think that makes sense if the issue is just a local artifact of this post (2374). Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
I think I'll leave it alone for now. I think random names would be worse than people clearly labelled Anonymous. curi Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
#17954 Re the Harris discussion, can you quote a few sentences you thought were good? > - Lack of perfectly rational conversation partners does not stop progress only makes it less efficient. I agree that people don't need to be perfect. But curi Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/09
Some more things I've added to my draft: High val features: * Server side rendering * Rendering method supports arbitrarily deep discussions (even if there's something like pagination going on) * Ctrl+F **always** works (no collapsing) * Arc Max Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/09
Draft about discussion forums Max Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/09
dope #17946 I thought this was funny to see in the GH comments (from the author) > tkon99 commented on Mar 28, 2018 > Hi, nope you're free to use them for whatever you like, I took them from two websites listing the most popular nouns/adject Partial Imagination Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
#17963 I copied the name generator source from here: https://gist.github.com/tkon99/4c98af713acc73bed74c (it's not tricky code). Then I added code to fill in the Author field and wrapped it all in a function to avoid name clashes. Tesfaye Kwame Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
#17959 Here's an extremely simple bookmarklet that fills in the curi.us Author field with a random name: https://pastebin.com/raw/CCNKcN2f Tesfaye Kwame Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
#17959 > bookmarklet that generates a random name and fills it in Yeah, the list of names might be an issue. if you gen random names from a particular list (esp if no one else does) then you're leaking your identity because no-one else will be Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
It could look like this? [image] Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
#17957 > #17950 Alternate proposal: add a "Generate Random Name" button that fills in the Author field with a randomly generated name, kinda like AutoAdmit does. Whenever the user wants to keep the same identity in future comments, they can copy an Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
#17957 It also probably wouldn't be too hard to make a bookmarklet that generates a random name and fills it in. Another idea for implementing Andrew Ryan's proposal would be to make a browser extension for posting on curi.us. The extension would Tesfaye Kwame Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
> In general, autofilling a username (or other form field) strikes me as something a browser (core tbh, or extension/plugin) should handle. Plugin could work for this, but then it's not the default (it is for that one user, but not for comments *in Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
#17950 Alternate proposal: add a "Generate Random Name" button that fills in the Author field with a randomly generated name, kinda like AutoAdmit does. Whenever the user wants to keep the same identity in future comments, they can copy and paste (or Tesfaye Kwame Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
> I'm wary of having extra code to deal with or maintain. I would be too. For the basic idea (option 1) the JS code would *just* be enough to glue together those UI components I mocked up. The HTML I posted has a footprint in javascript on the o Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
In general, autofilling a username (or other form field) strikes me as something a browser (core tbh, or extension/plugin) should handle. Browser autofill is definitely a widespread thing. I imagine there is some way for people to handle this already. curi Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
## Main point / argument First, I want to start off with a concession. We started off this conversation with the question "is there a shortage of rational conversation partners?" Since our conversation began I have gained a greater understanding gigahurt Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/09
One thing that is annoying is forgetting to post under a name, then I need to think "is it important if my name is on it or is anon okay?" I mean it's easy to guess that last post was from me, but there's no way for me to keep a name by default. Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
#17950 > Does it save the data in cookies? Nope. This is what I imagine the data structure would look like. Notice it's all in local storage. That's private per browser, and only settable by code that runs on the page. It's never set to the ser Anonymous Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
Hmm. Formatting didn't come out well. Paste this into a JS console to recover the original string with spacing, etc. (It's just base64 encoded) let encodedHtml = "PHA+CiAgICBBdXRob3IKICAgIDxpbnB1dCBpZD0iY29tbWVudF9jb21tZW50X3dyaXRlciIgbmFtZT0iY29tb Anonymous Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
Does it save the data in cookies? I'm wary of having extra code to deal with or maintain. curi Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
For the record (and b/c I haven't saved it) this was the HTML I used for the above (just pasted it into chrome dev-tools) ```html <p> Author <input id="comment_comment_writer" name="comment[comment_writer]" size="30" type="text"> Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
This might help to explain what I mean: [image] Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
> oh ok. maybe. how does this work with mobile or private browsing mode or ppl who comment from multiple devices? Nothing is shared between browsers/computers unless you do it manually (sorta like now). Option 1 is just automatic name generation an Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
oh ok. maybe. how does this work with mobile or private browsing mode or ppl who comment from multiple devices? also i probably don't want ppl claiming generic or common usernames like Roark, Galt, Rand, etc. i don't want those taken on a first com curi Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
> I'd prefer not to do user accounts or do author names based on user tracking. "tracking" is maybe contentious but I don't think anything I suggested counts as tracking -- it's all voluntary and under user control. There's also some deliberate stu Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
I'm trying Vienna. ---- I wanted to try Instapaper too. But I got to this: [image] Can Instapaper see passwords you type in to other sites? That would not be good. I tried searching “instapaper permissions Anne B Use RSS to Subscribe to Blogs 2020/09/09
I'd prefer not to do user accounts or do author names based on user tracking. curi Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09
possible solution to the mess caused by lots of people using the Anon name Andrew Ryan Clarifying My Beliefs 2020/09/09