curi Explanations for the curious en-us Recording Setup Click the image to view with higher resolution. Photo taken with iPhone X. The desk is 98 inches. It&#39;s like this Ikea countertop, but birch instead of oak. They don&#39;t sell mine anymore. The Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:13:24 +0000 Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations I discussed epistemology in a recent email: I really enjoyed David Deutsch&#39;s explanation of Popper&#39;s epistemology and since reading Fabric of Reality I&#39;ve read quite a bit of Popper. I&#3 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:44:19 +0000 Improvements to Comments I&#39;ve been doing some coding to improve discussion on the blog, and there&#39;s been a bunch of discussion recently in the Open Discussion post linked on the sidebar. Also recently, there was lots o Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:32:24 +0000 Hurting Kids Deliberately Deliberateness is a tricky issue, whether it comes to hurting kids, making mistakes, or breaking promises. Parents do all kinds of stuff kids hate and still think they &quot;meant well&quot; – includ Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:27:35 +0000 Trays are the Best i got a tray 2 years ago for carrying food. (this tray is out of stock but you can see the 23&quot; x 15&quot; dimensions. don&#39;t go muc Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:32:16 +0000 Thoughts on Charles Tew Charles Tew (CT) is an Objectivist philosopher. I watched more of his YouTube videos and looked around his web presence. I have some comments. This is not a review. This is not a complete evaluation. I Sun, 01 Jul 2018 13:43:40 +0000 Open Letter to Charles Tew Charles Tew is an Objectivist philosopher who makes lots of YouTube Videos. He writes: After my experience with formal education, I decided that the most productive and rewarding path for a modern ph Sat, 30 Jun 2018 15:34:20 +0000 Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote William W. Bartley on Popper: Sir Karl Popper is not really a participant in the contemporary professional philosophical dialogue; quite the contrary, he has ruined that dialogue. If he is on the rig Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:28:43 +0000 Backbone, Pushback, Standing Up For Your Ideas You need to be sturdy to do well in FI philosophy discussions or anywhere. Don’t be pushed around or controlled by people who weren’t even trying to push you around, because you’re so weak and fr Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:14:05 +0000 Passivity as a Strategic Excuse How much of the &quot;passivity&quot; problems people have – about learning FI and all throughout life elsewhere as well – are that they don&#39;t want to do something and don&#39;t want to admit t Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:59:21 +0000 Taxes Taxpayer funding has partial overlap with slave labor and with theft. It takes people’s wealth by force, regardless of whether they agree or disagree with what the government is using the wealth for. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:46:27 +0000 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who is supposedly a Popperian, blocked me on Twitter today for offering some helpful corrections of one of his articles. What a fool. He admitted I was right and then told me to Fri, 15 Jun 2018 23:52:02 +0000 Individualism and Responsibility Matter For Ideas Objectivism and Critical Rationalism present reasonable targets for criticism. The main content was developed by a single person who took responsibility for creating something reasonably well-defined a Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:58:01 +0000 Comments on Edith Packer's Psychology Lectures Comments on Lectures on Psychology: A Guide to Understanding Your Emotions by Edith Packer (Objectivist and wife of George Reisman). So far I&#39;ve read the first 3 chapters, which cover core evaluat Sun, 03 Jun 2018 15:35:03 +0000 How To Learn Something – With Plans and Steps You take an interest in learning something, X. Perhaps someone recommends it to you. What do you do next? Jump right in? The first step is making a plan for how to learn X. It may be pretty rough, esp Mon, 28 May 2018 10:17:16 +0000 Changing Minds About Inequality people have lots of bad ideas they don’t understand much about, like that “inequality” is a major social problem. what would it take to change their mind? not books with arguments refuting the b Sat, 19 May 2018 10:15:55 +0000 Steven Crowder Fake Quote MYTH: &quot;Well Regulated Militia&quot; Only? (Second Amendment History) is a video by Steven Crowder. It has quotes from America&#39;s founding fathers to argue for his pro-gun-rights position (which Fri, 18 May 2018 12:10:53 +0000 Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption When you do productive labor (like at a job), you are able to use what you produce (or some negotiated amount of payment related to what you produce). How you use your income can be broadly viewed in t Thu, 17 May 2018 18:55:47 +0000 I Liked Edward Thorp's Book: A Man for All Markets Comments on A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market, by Edward Thorp. Bold formatting is added by me. The professor, the son of a famous physicist, Sat, 12 May 2018 11:41:06 +0000 Philosophy Discussion internetrules: I remember in one one your blog posts you said your the best philosopher in the world, Which would then mean you are also like the smartest person in the world right? curi: depends wh Fri, 11 May 2018 22:09:56 +0000 Overwatch Learning Discussion internetrules: We swapped off of zarya to Orissa even tho zarya had 75% ult charge on oasis 3rd point we also had nuke, blade, and barrage We then lost the game We managed to take first point with n Tue, 08 May 2018 17:19:59 +0000 Goals & Purpose whatever you do, have goals and be purposeful. have criteria of success and failure. and write them down. put them into words, don&#39;t just think them vaguely in your head and assume you know what yo Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:25:07 +0000 Philosophy Side Quests People get stuck for years on the philosophy main quest while refusing to do side quests. That is not how you play RPGs. Side quests let you get extra levels, gear and practice which make the main ques Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:45:31 +0000 Accepting vs. Preferring Theories – Reply to David Deutsch David Deutsch has some misconceptions about epistemology. I explained the issue on Twitter. I&#39;ve reproduced the important part below. Quotes are DD, regular text is me. There&#39;s no such thing Fri, 06 Apr 2018 18:57:10 +0000 School Mistreated Edward Thorp A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market, by Edward Thorp, begins with some horror stories about school (bolds added): Just after I turned five I sta Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:13:34 +0000 Sample Paths Forward Dialog I read Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony by a Sony founder, Akio Morita. I liked it. But near the end were some comments about currency exchange rates which were incompatible with the capitalist, lim Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:22:06 +0000 Twitter Discussion About Anti-Depressants, the Mind, and More This conversation, from Feb 11, 2018, relates to my video: Scholarly Criticism: Jordan Peterson’s Sloppy Cite (+quotes, research) The conversation was with the admin of Real Peer Review, which post Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:07:38 +0000 Social Dynamics & Mailchimp Broke A Link In my newsletter today (sign up!), I wrote: I enjoyed reading a different perspective on social dynamics. It is broadly reasonable and reaches lots of my conclusions in different ways than the ones I Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:55:40 +0000 Goldratt vs. Japan I found out something really bad and disappointing about Eli Goldratt. He delayed translation of his books into Japanese for fear they&#39;d be really successful, increase the trade imbalance, and gene Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:11:08 +0000 Logic vs. 200 People Production the TOC Way by Eliyahu M. Goldratt: But it was an unfair fight; I had the logic and they were less than two hundred. This is my favorite Goldratt quote so far. He, alone, thought he had Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:20:50 +0000 You're a Complex Software Project; Introspection is Auditing (from this discussion) 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 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:15:09 +0000 Expanding Our Limits It must be that long before the technology was available we developed modes of behavior, measurements, policies, rule Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:30:49 +0000 A Discussion Of Steven Pinker’s <u>Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progress</u> I criticize the book and there&#39;s comments from Justin and Max. Read as a PDF. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:44:13 +0000 12 Rules for Life Typos in Rule 1 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson. Typos in rule 1: The animals advance on each other, with increasing speed. Delete the comma. Its original brain just isn’t sophistica Thu, 15 Feb 2018 01:19:03 +0000 Why Gobble? Gobble delivers a weekly box of meal kits that you cook yourself. I&#39;m paying for more than just food this way (e.g. delivery, meal selection, getting them to package the right amounts of every ingr Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:13:48 +0000 Monetary Privacy!? “Preventing money laundering” is another way to say our financial system puts a huge amount of effort into preventing monetary privacy. This is widely seen as obviously good. It&#39;s not. It has Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:49:08 +0000 Making Progress and Jordan Peterson Quotes Jordan Peterson on the Channel 4 Controversy and Philosophy of &quot;How to be in the World&quot; (emphasis added, and transcription may not be 100% exact): My suggestion was, well, it’s a very com Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:55:25 +0000 Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas i do lots of stuff and mention it and ppl usually don’t follow along and do my cool new projects. sometimes a few ppl read or learn 1/4 of it, a bit late, and then don’t take it very far. and they Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:51:17 +0000 Learning From Emergencies Eli Goldratt Interview: EG: The first one is: how do you invent? Invent powerful solutions to your real problems, to your environment. And most people think that, maybe, you have to be born with t Fri, 02 Feb 2018 23:04:31 +0000 <u>The Choice</u> Passage: Dealing With Conflict The Choice by Eliyahu Goldratt and Efrat Goldratt-Ashlag (emphasis added). &quot;Father, I can assure you that there is no way you can convince me that people don&#39;t have conflicts.&quot; He res Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:24:03 +0000