curi https://curi.us/ Explanations for the curious en-us FI Basecamp Update I removed some inactive people from the FI Basecamp in order to revert it to the free plan. Sorry; it’s nothing personal. There were a few reasons: I realized I cannot make the Basecamp large, give Sun, 04 Apr 2021 20:53:38 +0000 https://curi.us/2420-fi-basecamp-update https://curi.us/2420-fi-basecamp-update Was David Deutsch Using Me to Help with BoI? I helped David Deutsch with his book, The Beginning of Infinity, for seven years. Soon after the book was done, he dropped me, and he's now hostile enough to personally take a leading role on haras Sat, 03 Apr 2021 19:07:23 +0000 https://curi.us/2419-was-david-deutsch-using-me-to-help-with-boi https://curi.us/2419-was-david-deutsch-using-me-to-help-with-boi Induction and AZ Vax Blood Clots waneagony asks on my YouTube video Induction | Analyzing The Beginning of Infinity, part 5: Could you explain some using the Astra Zeneca COVID vaccine as an example of induction being used (or not) Sat, 03 Apr 2021 18:05:13 +0000 https://curi.us/2418-induction-and-az-vax-blood-clots https://curi.us/2418-induction-and-az-vax-blood-clots Learning Skills Is Non-Linear Max talked about return on investment for learning. E.g. at 1% improvement per day, you can double your skill in 70 days. It’s around 2 years for 0.1%. If you always spend half your time learning ins Sat, 03 Apr 2021 18:04:23 +0000 https://curi.us/2417-learning-skills-is-non-linear https://curi.us/2417-learning-skills-is-non-linear Analyzing BoI Videos I'm making a video series explaining, discussing, analyzing and teaching David Deutsch's book The Beginning of Infinity (which I helped edit for 7 years). View the YouTube Playlist It's o Sat, 27 Mar 2021 03:28:51 +0000 https://curi.us/2416-analyzing-boi-videos https://curi.us/2416-analyzing-boi-videos Critical Fallibilism Course Videos Now on Sale My Critical Fallibilism Course videos are now available. Buy on Gumroad ($880). These 8 videos (16.5 hours) teach my philosophy, Critical Fallibilism, which builds on Critical Rationalism (by Karl Pop Thu, 25 Mar 2021 19:02:13 +0000 https://curi.us/2415-critical-fallibilism-course-videos-now-on-sale https://curi.us/2415-critical-fallibilism-course-videos-now-on-sale David Deutsch Lied About Me This is part of a series of posts explaining the harassment against me which has been going on for years. Justin Mallone emailed David Deutsch (DD) to bring up the Andy B harassment encouraged by DD Thu, 25 Mar 2021 05:38:36 +0000 https://curi.us/2410-david-deutsch-lied-about-me https://curi.us/2410-david-deutsch-lied-about-me Harassment Summary I (and other members of the Fallible Ideas community) have been subjected to severe harassment over the last 2.5 years, including illegal actions like DDoSing and threatening IRL harm. The harassment i Thu, 25 Mar 2021 05:30:58 +0000 https://curi.us/2412-harassment-summary https://curi.us/2412-harassment-summary What I Learned from Autonomy Respecting Relationships Autonomy Respecting Relationships (ARR) was an online discussion group led by Sarah Fitz-Claridge (SFC) and David Deutsch (DD). They eventually left. I owned and ran the group when Verizon bought Yahoo Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:21:53 +0000 https://curi.us/2414-what-i-learned-from-autonomy-respecting-relationships https://curi.us/2414-what-i-learned-from-autonomy-respecting-relationships Some Thoughts on Learning Philosophy You need to know why you’re learning something in order to know when you’re done. What level of perfection does it need to be learned to? Which details should be learned and which skipped? That dep Tue, 23 Mar 2021 18:39:27 +0000 https://curi.us/2413-some-thoughts-on-learning-philosophy https://curi.us/2413-some-thoughts-on-learning-philosophy FI Archives Updated https://curi.us/ebooks now has FI email discussions through 2020 rather than 2018. Wed, 17 Mar 2021 23:54:45 +0000 https://curi.us/2411-fi-archives-updated https://curi.us/2411-fi-archives-updated David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment David Deutsch is the root cause of years of severe harassment against me and other FI community members. I've asked him to write a brief message requesting his fans stop hating and harassing, but h Sun, 14 Mar 2021 22:36:01 +0000 https://curi.us/2408-david-deutschs-responsibility-for-harassment https://curi.us/2408-david-deutschs-responsibility-for-harassment Andy B Harassment Update This post documents some of the recent harassment from "Andy B". During this time period, he also joined and vandalized the FI Basecamp and did a Denial of Service attack on this website (tha Sun, 14 Mar 2021 22:29:26 +0000 https://curi.us/2409-andy-b-harassment-update https://curi.us/2409-andy-b-harassment-update The Closing of the American Mind James Randi wrote The Faith Healers (1987) criticizing religious conmen, many of whom used magicians' tricks like cold reading. They have no supernatural healing powers, no special connection to Go Wed, 10 Mar 2021 23:42:12 +0000 https://curi.us/2407-the-closing-of-the-american-mind https://curi.us/2407-the-closing-of-the-american-mind Disowning Rami Rustom I am not now, nor have I ever been, Rami Rustom's coach or mentor. But Rami has been lying to people about me. He says that I've been his coach or mentor for ten years. That's false. Rami Wed, 10 Mar 2021 23:08:40 +0000 https://curi.us/2406-disowning-rami-rustom https://curi.us/2406-disowning-rami-rustom Discussion About Inferential Distance S. Emiya: Someone wrote this reply to me on Reddit: "The physical behavior of computers, whether mechanical or electric, is indeed governed by the laws of physics. But that is a disingenuous comp Thu, 04 Mar 2021 21:15:29 +0000 https://curi.us/2405-discussion-about-inferential-distance https://curi.us/2405-discussion-about-inferential-distance Google Is Culturally Racist Google is (culturally) racist (in 4 parts): https://www.tiktok.com/@realabril/video/6934884610606124293 https://www.tiktok.com/@realabril/video/6934884839103499525 https://www.tiktok.com/@realabril/ Tue, 02 Mar 2021 19:51:29 +0000 https://curi.us/2404-google-is-culturally-racist https://curi.us/2404-google-is-culturally-racist Sources of Organization Learning, progress or achieving a goal requires organized effort. That means it's not random, aimless, chaos. For example, the scientific method organizes thinking and action so that scientists le Mon, 01 Mar 2021 18:35:35 +0000 https://curi.us/2403-sources-of-organization https://curi.us/2403-sources-of-organization Achieving Mastery When Learning, Plus Followups I shared writing about mastery with my free email newsletter and asked about people’s concerns and objections. Here’s what I said followed by my responses to three concerns. Mastery (Link to the Sat, 27 Feb 2021 18:18:04 +0000 https://curi.us/2402-achieving-mastery-when-learning-plus-followups https://curi.us/2402-achieving-mastery-when-learning-plus-followups FI Learning Basecamp Basecamp is an easy-to-use project management tool. Features include online collaboration, a message board, a chatroom, and todo lists. It puts a bunch of stuff in one place. I made a Basecamp for Fal Tue, 16 Feb 2021 04:13:52 +0000 https://curi.us/2401-fi-learning-basecamp https://curi.us/2401-fi-learning-basecamp How Social Status Works The article Women Explained by Hitori (a female) explains how social status works in just 2560 words. It's in the Revelation eBook by Mystery and Lovedrop, and also reposted on the web in a few pl Thu, 11 Feb 2021 21:22:54 +0000 https://curi.us/2400-how-social-status-works https://curi.us/2400-how-social-status-works Open Discussion (2021) Discuss what you want to. Wed, 06 Jan 2021 20:17:22 +0000 https://curi.us/2399-open-discussion-2021 https://curi.us/2399-open-discussion-2021 Stream Highlight Videos by deroj deroj is making highlight videos which condense my live streams. YouTube Playlist This topic is for discussing these videos. Feedback is appreciated. Are these useful? Valuable to you? Worth making? Tue, 15 Dec 2020 23:35:41 +0000 https://curi.us/2398-stream-highlight-videos-by-deroj https://curi.us/2398-stream-highlight-videos-by-deroj New Community Website: Marketing This thread is for discussing marketing, outreach, recruiting, sales and monetization for the New Community Website Project. Sat, 12 Dec 2020 03:09:36 +0000 https://curi.us/2397-new-community-website-marketing https://curi.us/2397-new-community-website-marketing New Community Website: Features and Tech This thread is for discussing website features (including forum features) and tech stack for the New Community Website Project. Mon, 07 Dec 2020 00:16:20 +0000 https://curi.us/2396-new-community-website-features-and-tech https://curi.us/2396-new-community-website-features-and-tech New Community Website Project This post is for discussing goals and strategy, and high-level planning, for a project (under consideration) to make a new FI community website, with better educational help, organization, forum featur Mon, 07 Dec 2020 00:13:55 +0000 https://curi.us/2395-new-community-website-project https://curi.us/2395-new-community-website-project Focusing Your Attention Discussion People must focus instead of letting their attention get dragged around to whatever other people put in front of them (and then dragged again soon after, so nothing gets enough attention to be finished Mon, 30 Nov 2020 20:12:28 +0000 https://curi.us/2394-focusing-your-attention-discussion https://curi.us/2394-focusing-your-attention-discussion What I Sell Philosophy Education My speciality is rationality, problem solving, and how to think or learn. I focus on ideas useful in real life. I have original philosophical ideas (Critical Fallibilism) inspired Sat, 28 Nov 2020 06:27:26 +0000 https://curi.us/2393-what-i-sell https://curi.us/2393-what-i-sell Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread Max and Anne B have been discussing how to do collaborative writing. This topic is a place for them (and anyone else interested) to discuss and plan how to write something collaboratively. They have Fri, 20 Nov 2020 01:33:52 +0000 https://curi.us/2392-collaborative-writing-discussion-thread https://curi.us/2392-collaborative-writing-discussion-thread Stream Highlight Videos by Justin Justin Mallone is making highlight videos which condense my live streams. YouTube Playlist This topic is for discussing these videos. Feedback is appreciated. Are these useful? Valuable to you? Worth Sun, 15 Nov 2020 22:42:53 +0000 https://curi.us/2391-stream-highlight-videos-by-justin https://curi.us/2391-stream-highlight-videos-by-justin What To Sell or Give Away? What are good policies about what to sell? I sell personalization, privacy, and (partial) control over my attention and time. Those are easy to decide should be sold. I give those away only in limited Tue, 27 Oct 2020 23:21:02 +0000 https://curi.us/2390-what-to-sell-or-give-away https://curi.us/2390-what-to-sell-or-give-away Skills I'd Pay For There are lots of skills I'd pay for but it's generally hard for me to work with people who are unfamiliar with FI philosophy. For example, I'd like video editing to cut down streams to sum Sun, 25 Oct 2020 07:33:38 +0000 https://curi.us/2389-skills-id-pay-for https://curi.us/2389-skills-id-pay-for Should I Facecam? I podcasted about whether to start using facecam for some videos. I’m looking for feedback on this decision. Facecam would give people additional info about what I’m like and how I live, including Sat, 24 Oct 2020 21:46:59 +0000 https://curi.us/2388-should-i-facecam https://curi.us/2388-should-i-facecam IGCs IGCs are a way of introducing Yes or No Philosophy and Critical Fallibilism. I'm posting this seeking feedback. Does this make sense to you so far? Any objections? Questions? Doubts? Ideas that are Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:47:16 +0000 https://curi.us/2387-igcs https://curi.us/2387-igcs internetrules Microblogging This is internetrules's discussion topic. He has agreed to only post as "internetrules" in this thread. Here's the YouTube playlist where I tutor internetrules. Sun, 11 Oct 2020 20:24:20 +0000 https://curi.us/2386-internetrules-microblogging https://curi.us/2386-internetrules-microblogging Discussion Points of View and Mutual Benefit A discussion needs to make sense simultaneously from both people’s points of view (povs). That means each person gets all his requirements met. (More than two people is harder and I won’t address t Wed, 07 Oct 2020 18:45:35 +0000 https://curi.us/2385-discussion-points-of-view-and-mutual-benefit https://curi.us/2385-discussion-points-of-view-and-mutual-benefit Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? George Reisman tweeted: [Trevor Dillinger wrote:] You have no right to drunk-driving. Same with COVID-19 spreading. Your comment would apply to the Chinese Communist Party, who knew they were spre Fri, 02 Oct 2020 23:57:11 +0000 https://curi.us/2384-are-government-coronavirus-policies-awful-attacks-on-freedom https://curi.us/2384-are-government-coronavirus-policies-awful-attacks-on-freedom Chat about Guidance with InternetRules curi: FI doesn’t have a lot of guided learning. it requires ppl to be able to guide themselves some. reading stuff is one of the most guided parts. i have lists of stuff ppl can read. most pp Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:19:18 +0000 https://curi.us/2383-chat-about-guidance-with-internetrules https://curi.us/2383-chat-about-guidance-with-internetrules Andy B Harassment Continues Andy B has been harassing my FI community using many false identities. He left after I caught and exposed him, but he returned in Aug 2020. He’s written over 100 new curi.us messages under the names Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:17:48 +0000 https://curi.us/2382-andy-b-harassment-continues https://curi.us/2382-andy-b-harassment-continues Less Wrong Banned Me habryka wrote about why LW banned me. This is habryka’s full text plus my comments: Today we have banned two users, curi and Periergo from LessWrong for two years each. The reasoning for both is bi Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:13:49 +0000 https://curi.us/2381-less-wrong-banned-me https://curi.us/2381-less-wrong-banned-me