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Politics Discussion (277) 2020/11/26 Anonymous https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/23/5-more-ways-joe-biden-magically-outperformed-election-norms/ (Nov 23, 2020) Article points out some things about Biden’s supposed victory that the establishment media has been incurious about. It mentions some
curi's Microblogging (88) 2020/11/26 curi https://townhall.com/columnists/terryjeffrey/2020/09/16/washington-dc-public-schools-spend-30k-per-student-23-of-8th-graders-proficient-in-reading-n2576265 [7:53 PM] S. Emiya: "There is an obvious solution to the widespread inferiority of American
Deplatforming and Fraud (308) 2020/11/26 curi #18869 This reminds me of *The Big Short*. The end of the movie version gives very short statements about what happened next for each group of characters. For one it basically says "so then we tried to sue the financial ratings agencies [for the egreg
Max Microblogging (174) 2020/11/26 deroj > #18852 > Yeah. Videos like that can be useful, but they're not a replacement. I watched a few more 1984 videos after those 2 last night, and if you *are* going to watch summary videos like that I think it's well worth watching 3 or 4 or more. So
Alisa Discussion (186) 2020/11/25 Alisa #15555 I've been trying for a while to define my terms from #15544. I'm finding it hard. I think I'm going to put it aside. I think my time would be better spent doing things that are easier, or, if I'm going to spend time trying to understand somethi
Fallible Ideas Learning Plan (16) 2020/11/24 curi If you dread it, don't do it. in general, if you do things while hating them you are sabotaging your progress, as Anne has already been told several times. if you mildly dislike something you can give it a try anyway, if you want to, but if you dre
English Language, Analysis & Grammar (21) 2020/11/24 Alisa Restrictive & non-restrictive qualifiers
Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread (10) 2020/11/24 Anne B We have a topic: How do you make pancakes? Now what? How about this: - We figure out a context/audience for our writing. - We decide on some main points. - We do the writing. - We fine-tune the writing. (I wonder if we have very different
Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion (32) 2020/11/23 curi Goldratt knew about Popper. From *The Choice*: > "Correct," he [Goldratt] confirms. "That is the basis of science as was formulated by Karl Popper. In science, every claim, every hypothesis, every cause is considered to be relevant only if it can b
Writing Tips (23) 2020/11/23 Max #18826 This is a quick reply; there's more I could say. thought this might help tho. There are 3 things I mentioned: * deciding on a goal * judging that goal * being right about the decision and judgement > judgment/choice of the goal I
internetrules Microblogging (44) 2020/11/22 curi > i can do easier things first that dont involve doing the thing i dont like! thats good! yes > feeling bad while writing is a sign something bad is happening while writing. i think this applies to everything not just writing. yes > it fee
Skills I'd Pay For (6) 2020/11/22 curi #5 Oh I found out he does have his newsletters available on the web. He just doesn't include that link in each newsletter. He should. The sales resources are also at: https://jonathanstark.com/daily/20201121-2124-book-reco-the-ultimate-sales-let
TCS Basics 7 (1) 2020/11/21 Anne B > Sometimes parents say, "My child doesn't listen because he doesn't know anything." > > Other times they say, "TV is dangerous. My child doesn't know enough not to listen to it." > > These two statements represent opposite views about ignorance
Mind Map Software Review (11) 2020/11/21 Max focusplan mindmap software
Fragile Knowledge (1) 2020/11/20 Max > This stood out to me especially because of the word 'fragile' applied to know. I've used that word too, but I've never heard it done anywhere else. I'm fairly sure I heard this term applied to knowledge before reading BoI (2015) -- I had maybe wa
Stream Highlight Videos by Justin (7) 2020/11/19 curi #6 go download the podcast transcripts from the podcast page. only the latest few are missing. then search the timestamped text files. not the same as a table of contents listing main topics but you can search for terms like "photo". > It'd also
Open Discussion 2 (2019) (512) 2020/11/18 jordancurve #18733 I made a [Google docs spreadsheet](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vIFnOaAXb3hKw0ii7XVuUnzVDchWT6Da9UgayokF60c/view) that carries out a Monte Carlo simulation of the seeds & oil puzzle. The purpose of putting the simulation into a sprea
Programming Discussion (14) 2020/11/17 Max If you're thinking about learning to code, I think this chatlog from discord is worth reading: > [1:58 PM] Kurapika(Mentally Untouchable): How did u guys learn to code? I am not sure how to start > [2:00 PM] Kurapika(Mentally Untouchable): I took
What To Do About Coronavirus (28) 2020/11/17 Andy Dufresne #18699 > I don't know how much these things are being rushed out and overhyped due to e.g. government pressure, societal desire and CEO incentives. I don't know what sort of suppression of reporting problems or whistleblowing among the researchers e
TCS Basics 4 (6) 2020/11/15 Anne B > - Aside analysis: I think Anon has a very poor understanding of TCS and is not even treating curi's post in a favourable light. They're also using fancy writing techniques to attack curi. I agree. My approach was to ignore all that and try to fig
What To Sell or Give Away? (9) 2020/11/15 curi #8 You're welcome to make an offer on this or whatever else. What would you like to buy at what price? Just let me know.
Time-Based Metric For Overreaching (12) 2020/11/15 Max SmallAnt demonstrating not-overreaching
Learning Updates Thread (25) 2020/11/13 Max Max's Learning Report - 5th Oct to 14th Nov
Gaming Discussion (47) 2020/11/13 curi Genshin Impact notes
The CCP Coronavirus (359) 2020/11/09 curi #18594 they basically just wanted to use thermometers to screen for people with a fever. but they aren't allowed to. freedom and capitalism (which includes businesses deciding what to do and how to do it) are not the default.

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https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/23/5-more-ways-joe-biden-magically-outperformed-election-norms/ (Nov 23, 2020) Article points out some things about Biden’s supposed victory that the establishment media has been incurious about. It mentions some Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/11/26
https://townhall.com/columnists/terryjeffrey/2020/09/16/washington-dc-public-schools-spend-30k-per-student-23-of-8th-graders-proficient-in-reading-n2576265 [7:53 PM] S. Emiya: "There is an obvious solution to the widespread inferiority of American curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/26
#18869 This reminds me of *The Big Short*. The end of the movie version gives very short statements about what happened next for each group of characters. For one it basically says "so then we tried to sue the financial ratings agencies [for the egreg curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/26
[Sidney Powell’s Website Apparently Blocked by Twitter](https://www.theepochtimes.com/sidney-powells-website-apparently-blocked-by-twitter_3594648.html ), *The Epoch Times* (November 26, 2020): > A website belonging to former federal prosecutor S Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/26
#18866 I agree with your proposed method, mostly. "have time to look up the idea" is a bit ambiguous, esp for big things, but I think I get your meaning. I use "I think" and "I guess" to separate ideas based on whether I would and wouldn't be surpr Max Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/26
#18866 Correction: In my comment #18866, emphasis was added by me to the text I quoted from #18858. Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/26
#18861 My standards for believing ideas are too low. Any belief of mine that I would qualify with "I think" is not reliable. I qualified my false statement about how YouTube counts views (from #18858) with a few "I thinks": > And *I think* YouTu Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/26
#18864 Things were not as good 20 years ago as many people seem to think. The modern internet has revealed a lot of lying and problems that were more hidden when the MSM had more of a monopoly on communication. But there were some real differences. curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/26
Lately there's been a lot of attention to media lying and fake news. Many people seem to think it's new. I grant some things have gotten worse than they were 20 years ago. There are some negative trends right now. But the basic problem is old. *The curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/26
> #18852 > Yeah. Videos like that can be useful, but they're not a replacement. I watched a few more 1984 videos after those 2 last night, and if you *are* going to watch summary videos like that I think it's well worth watching 3 or 4 or more. So deroj Max Microblogging 2020/11/26
> > People mostly try to make their own conclusions about social status fit whatever they think that a lot of other people already concluded. > !!!! FH with my emphasis: > “Peter, you’ve heard all this. You’ve seen me practicing it for curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
Anon wrote: > You think 950,000 ppl watched 3+ hours of that video? Yeah, I did think that. Anon continued: > You should google how YouTube counts views instead of making up something unrealistic. The former method sounds more effectiv Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/25
#18853 > partly like they see a huge gap between themselves and *high social status persons*. Yeah, this makes sense. > In various ways I think people confuse heroism, or virtue or merit in general, with social status, and expect the two to Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#18858 You think 950,000 ppl watched 3+ hours of that video? You should google how YouTube counts views instead of making up something unrealistic. Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/25
https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1331756986707415040 (Nov 25, 2020): > BREAKING: Twitter has suspended COL @dougmastriano after leading the PA Senate Hearing today about election fraud > His Senate acct is here: @SenMastriano Mastriano i Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/25
https://reclaimthenet.org/youtube-removes-tom-woods-covid-cult-video/ (November 25, 2020): > YouTube has removed New York Times best-selling author and libertarian podcast host Tom Woods’ “The COVID Cult” video for violating its increasingly Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/25
#18852 > I agree. I think it depends on what kind of book it is and who made the video summary, but generally I think one can pick up some major themes of a book in these kinds of videos. Yeah. Videos like that can be useful, but they're not a Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#15555 I've been trying for a while to define my terms from #15544. I'm finding it hard. I think I'm going to put it aside. I think my time would be better spent doing things that are easier, or, if I'm going to spend time trying to understand somethi Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/11/25
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/youtube-suspends-pro-trump-news-network-oann-completely-demonetizes-channel-over-covid-19 : > YouTube has suspended the One America News Network from posting new content for one week and has completely demonetize Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/25
#18851 People commonly don't think they or a regular person can be a hero. Partly this seems like an excuse and partly like they see a huge gap between themselves and *high social status persons*. In various ways I think people confuse heroism, or vir curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#18849 > I think videos like that help teach you *about* a book but they don't really help you *learn* the book. Like you don't learn the things the book has to teach you via those videos. I agree. I think it depends on what kind of book it is an deroj Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
> *ppl don't believe heroes exist* Hmm, not sure about that. e.g. look at how ppl treat Musk. I think I'm missing something. Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
thoughts on Anthem and 1984 Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#18848 I think videos like that help teach you *about* a book but they don't really help you *learn* the book. Like you don't learn the things the book has to teach you via those videos. They did remind me of plot points I forgot though. I am not sure Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#18841 I haven’t read *Animal Farm*, *1984*, or *Brave New World*. I did look at the below linked video summaries of them just some weeks ago. I mostly liked them. I don’t know if the summaries presnented the books well though. Maybe someone who h deroj Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#18834 Another correction for my comment #18833: I misquoted curi. In the text I quoted from his comment #18818, the paragraph break between the last two sentences was inadvertently added by me. I don’t remember how that happened. jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/25
#18845 just check book lengths yourself. i pasted it into text editor and it's 19k after deleting the text before and after the actual novel part. curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
#18844 I think I was way off on the length thing here, *We* is more like 4x. I googled for the length and [this](https://irisreading.com/day-1630-speed-read-anthem-by-ayn-rand-in-65-minutes/) link mentions ~1hr at 500 WPM. After I posted #18844 I s Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
#18843 No. It's only like 2x the length of Anthem, though, so might do that tonight + tomorrow. Will post here if I do. Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
#18841 Did you read *We*? If so, do you think it's good? curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
If you dread it, don't do it. in general, if you do things while hating them you are sabotaging your progress, as Anne has already been told several times. if you mildly dislike something you can give it a try anyway, if you want to, but if you dre curi Fallible Ideas Learning Plan 2020/11/24
> *We* I was introduced to this book some years ago, essentially as '1984 but before 1984 was written'. I'm not sure if there are multiple translations, but I'm pretty sure the original was in russian. (googled it: yup, also it was written in 1920- Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
Note that Anthem was published in 1937, well before 1984's publication, and before seeing WWII or its aftermath with the USSR. Yes Rand's is more realistic. Rand understands how socialism is incompatible science and wealth. There are other kinda curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
#18836 From https://aelanwave.wordpress.com/2020/11/22/progress-report-november-22/ > 3. I dread writing these progress reports. I found something similar. I got over that a bit with https://curi.us/2377-learning-updates-thread#18653 but in Max Fallible Ideas Learning Plan 2020/11/24
Restrictive & non-restrictive qualifiers Alisa English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2020/11/24
I read *Anthem* yesterday. It's quite short (like ~1hr to read casually) and I recommend it. It reminded me a lot of *1984*, esp at the beginning. *Anthem* deals with the philosophy a bit more directly, tho, and is written more simply. (At least fr Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
My most recent learning plans and weekly progress reports are here: https://aelanwave.wordpress.com/category/learning-plans/ I don't think my current learning plan is very effective. I don't think I'm doing much different than I would be without Anne B Fallible Ideas Learning Plan 2020/11/24
We have a topic: How do you make pancakes? Now what? How about this: - We figure out a context/audience for our writing. - We decide on some main points. - We do the writing. - We fine-tune the writing. (I wonder if we have very different Anne B Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/11/24
Minor correction: I wrote: > Now here's the question I asked about [2] in #18825: The text "about [2]" shouldn't be there. Here's how the mistake happened. I originally put some numbers in the text I quoted from #18818 to make it easier to re jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/23
#18827 Here is a contiguous section of curi's post #18818: > If we compared Trump to a minor candidate, saying he won but +49 would tell us it's not close, but maybe not be that useful or specific. Did the minor candidate get 0% or 10% or somet jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/23
Goldratt knew about Popper. From *The Choice*: > "Correct," he [Goldratt] confirms. "That is the basis of science as was formulated by Karl Popper. In science, every claim, every hypothesis, every cause is considered to be relevant only if it can b curi Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion 2020/11/23
CWP topic Max Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/11/23
#18826 This is a quick reply; there's more I could say. thought this might help tho. There are 3 things I mentioned: * deciding on a goal * judging that goal * being right about the decision and judgement > judgment/choice of the goal I Max Writing Tips 2020/11/23
I tweeted: [email protected] Fund idea: We buy controlling interests in companies, increase their prices, and otherwise leave them alone. curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/23
got leather iPhone 12 mini case. volume and lock buttons feel nice. silencer toggle is kinda hard to use it's deep enough to protect camera bump pretty tight fit but if u push on the camera bump it's easier to get phone out leather feels pret curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/23
>> A common comparison would be Trump got 15x more votes than J did. > Why do you say this kind of comparison is common? I didn't. You dropped the "If" statement that qualified it, as well as the qualifier after it. curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/23
#18816 Max wrote: > The issue is to do with like both the judgment/choice of the goal *and* the issue of which choice to make at all. Does that sound right? I think I'm confused. I don't understand the distinction you're making. For one thing Alisa Writing Tips 2020/11/23
#18818 I agree that T +5 is a common way to compare votes. I've seen that a lot. curi wrote: > Direct ratios between two things are common. When we say Trump got 51% of the vote, we're directly comparing T to V (V = total vote). I think the p jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/23
picking a topic Anne B Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/11/23
re Max's https://xertrov.github.io/fi/posts/2020-11-20-1st-order-getting-stuck-vs-2nd-order-getting-stuck-and-structural-epistemology/ which asks: > can two people ever learn the same thing? see also http://fallibleideas.com/originality curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/22
> i can do easier things first that dont involve doing the thing i dont like! thats good! yes > feeling bad while writing is a sign something bad is happening while writing. i think this applies to everything not just writing. yes > it fee curi internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/22
>> sometimes i spend to long like just editing a single paragraph, and thats not fun. > it's not efficient to do that either (except occasionally, as a test, to see what it's like how and well you can do it – that's fine) > if something takes internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/22
#5 Oh I found out he does have his newsletters available on the web. He just doesn't include that link in each newsletter. He should. The sales resources are also at: https://jonathanstark.com/daily/20201121-2124-book-reco-the-ultimate-sales-let curi Skills I'd Pay For 2020/11/22
> Davies never concedes a point he just keeps on bring up new points for why the bridge should fail. > if he just talked about 1 point to conclusion, then if he was right he doesnt need to bring up any other point, the bridge has failed! > if he curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/22
#18812 When we compare Trump's votes to Biden's we commonly do it in a different way: Trump won that state by +5 Direct ratios between two things are common. When we say Trump got 51% of the vote, we're directly comparing T to V (V = total vote). curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/22
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#18813 >> I think powering up is good and will help, but I don't think it's necessary for you to get an idea of a (big?) life goal. The first time I remember thinking about wanting to do democracy stuff was in grade 4 (I was 9 I think). I didn't fo Max Writing Tips 2020/11/22
> https://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/entry/365 > People sabotage discussions. https://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/entry/365 Davies never concedes a point he just keeps on bring up new points for why the bridge should fail. if he just talked about 1 point to internetrules curi's Microblogging 2020/11/22
#18700 > After complaining extensively about MAGA, including because MAGA suggests things aren't already great which BBB does too. huh i thought the main complaint was that america was never great. i looked up "america is already great" and Anonymous curi's Microblogging 2020/11/22
#18792 I wrote: >> what *kinds* of goals to aim for Max replied: > I'm not sure I understand what you mean by this. Can you give two examples of goals that are different kinds? I said it wrong. It's not that you're considering different *k Alisa Writing Tips 2020/11/22
#18801 You're right, J/T works for comparing J & T even when B is in the race. I didn't think of that. Now that you mention it, I guess J/T actually generalizes to multiple candidates, in the way that I was thinking of it, as well as J/(J+T) does. jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/22
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#18798 > Do you have an example of discussion you think is particularly good and fits your description about thorough investigation? Source? Link? No, definitely in the FI sense of 'good discussion', and maybe not in a lay sense either. I had a bi Max Politics Discussion 2020/11/22
> The reason I gave for J/(J+T) also applies to alternative formulas such as J/T, yes > - J/(J+T) generalizes to 3+-way or greater races, e.g., J/(J+T+B). Doesn't J/T also work when B is in the race? > - the values for all candidates sum t curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18799 Correction: My second reason to prefer J/(J+T) over J/T doesn’t stand on its own. It should have been part of the first reason (if it were even listed at all). This is because, when there are only two candidates, it’s trivial to calculate t jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18791 The reason I gave for J/(J+T) also applies to alternative formulas such as J/T, J/(J+T+1), J/(J+T+B). The reason explains why one might want to use one of many such formulas but not why one would choose this specific formula. So, here are s jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
> I paid attention to the community discussion during the investigation Do you have an example of discussion you think is particularly good and fits your description about thorough investigation? Source? Link? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18796 Bezos is the leader of the Washington Post which heavily discredits him. Also the various major leadership failings at Twitch since Amazon bought them must be partly blamed on Bezos. Also he could do much more about the ongoing, fairly extensiv curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18795 I've dialed back my view of SpaceX and Musk over the past few years, in large part b/c of things you've said I don't know how to answer. ATM taking a 'need to learn more, there are some issues' approach. I changed my mind about SpaceX vs Blu Max Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18794 SpaceX should not be thought of as purely private company b/c of its heavy involvement with the government. And it has a really bad CEO/founder (with a track record of being involved with govts, in addition to a track record of irrationality) s curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
> Sadly I don't think that's true. It's a nice ideal that some people pay lip service to, but I don't think it's what many people actually do. See e.g. Feynman's experience in a rocketry related investigation (o-ring story). Yeah okay, I can see ho Max Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
> Example: rocket failures. No body in rocketry is happy with concluding things are fine b/c there's insufficient data. *ANY* issue that happens is *investigated to conclusion*, with super high standards for both 'for' and 'against' cases regarding co curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18763 yw > what *kinds* of goals to aim for I'm not sure I understand what you mean by this. Can you give two examples of goals that are different kinds? > I have to somehow power up to get to that point. I think powering up is good and w Max Writing Tips 2020/11/21
> Here, the only simple way to get 20.02% is 834/(834+3331). You're trying to make the numbers work out right instead of thinking about concepts. I can do that too. I already knew where 20% came from. *But it's dead wrong* in relation to the wor curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18761 > i dont know how evolution getting rid of things works. A sort of rule of thumb is 'use it or lose it'. Life need to spend resources (energy, nutrients, etc) to grow, maintain, and use features. If a life form doesn't use a feature bu Max internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/21
#18781 > https://twitter.com/shylockh/status/1330345773419159552 > good thread on election fraud and what would it take for ppl to change their minds This thread has some good stuff. I've pulled out the bits I particularly like: > Do better Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18784 When they refer to "support" throughout the paper, I think they mean the fraction of votes under consideration that went to a particular candidate, e.g.: > a large batch of 90,022 mail/absentee votes get added that has over 95% support f jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18785 That sounds reasonable. Another factor that comes up sometimes is mobility. I know a number of tech companies that have relocated their "office" to other countries b/c of favourable regulations or to limit personal liability. (And doing that Max Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18780 I agree they worded it incorrectly. I didn't notice that until you quoted the first part of the sentence alone (without the 1/9 part). jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18783 horrifying :( I have a theory about why tech companies are doing so well. A standard one is low capital requirements to run a website and make an app and stuff. And that's true. But another big factor, IMO, is low amount of physical presence curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
> They are looking at the ratio J/(J+T), Why would one look at that? And that isn't what they say they're looking at. curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
If you fight the establishment they will stop you and laugh in your face. Max Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
> The Libertarian candidate Jorgensen enjoys 20.02% as much support (834 votes) as the Republican (3,331). 834 is not around 20% of 3331. It's around 25% as much as 3331 is. Their gross incompetence at arithmetic (as well as the previous error I curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
https://twitter.com/shylockh/status/1330345773419159552 good thread on election fraud and what would it take for ppl to change their minds curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
> Jorgensen’s support was 2.3% as large as Trump’s I don't understand what is going wrong for you. You know what a percentage is. This says if Trump got 100 votes, Jorgensen got 2.3 votes. curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18777 Ok, I read it again. It means the same thing to me as it did when I wrote #18776. Here’s my interpretation, with implied words added at the end: > At the last update of our data, on Sunday night, in Pennsylvania as a whole, Jorgensen jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
Marketing and sales are learnable. There are plenty of rational, productive parts (I know the area has a bad reputation, particularly advertising, and there are some bad parts, but you can avoid those). Here are some resources: https://groups.googl curi Skills I'd Pay For 2020/11/21
Read the sentence again. It said 2.3% as large as Trump’s vote, not 2.3% as large as the total vote. It also presents the second as a restatement of the first. curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
#18775 The article says: > If the new batch of mail votes is genuine, then the part of Montgomery County they are coming from is unlike almost anywhere else in America in terms of the ratio of support for Libertarian candidates relative to Republic jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
> At the last update of our data, on Sunday night, in Pennsylvania as a whole, Jorgensen’s support was 2.3% as large as Trump’s, roughly 1/9 as large. Typo..? 2.3% is not roughly 1/9 curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
New Data From Rigorous Statistical Analysis Points to Voter Fraud in Montgomery County, PA jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/21
> Sometimes parents say, "My child doesn't listen because he doesn't know anything." > > Other times they say, "TV is dangerous. My child doesn't know enough not to listen to it." > > These two statements represent opposite views about ignorance Anne B TCS Basics 7 2020/11/21
> sometimes i spend to long like just editing a single paragraph, and thats not fun. it's not efficient to do that either (except occasionally, as a test, to see what it's like how and well you can do it – that's fine) if something takes a lo curi internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/21
#18764 ok so when you discuss on FI, you have the same kind of thoughts as me, but you dont say them as much as i do. > You have a way of being honest without being boring. i should put effort into not being bored while doing things! i should be internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/21
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https://wqth.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/how-pdjt-will-win-a-second-term/ I liked this article explaining Trump’s strategy for winning a second term. It goes into detail on a theory put forth by Alan Dershowitz. Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/11/20
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https://twitter.com/stucchio/status/1329994336822571008 [image] This is an important rebuttal. stucchio is right. Reality is opinionated in some ways. Some psychological ideas are wrong and asserting curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/20
#18765 Someone [tweeted](https://twitter.com/hail__to_you/status/1329940315562672128?s=21): > Tucker could have brought on Ann Coulter over past few years, but refused. Why? Anntensity, an Ann Coulter fan account which Coulter herself often re Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/11/20
#18752 https://twitter.com/rooshv/status/1329812530970169344?s=21 : > As long as Tucker Carlson works for Fox News, he can't be fully trusted. Be suspicious of anyone who is getting rich from the establishment. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/11/20
#18762 IR: You are currently my favorite FI poster after curi and Ingracke. You put into words the kinds of thoughts I have when I discuss things here, but I don't think I've ever much tried to share my thoughts the way you do. You have a way of being Alisa internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/20
#18685 Thanks, I've now read those two as well. I think we are approaching the topic of life goals differently. IIUC, you're considering different life goals to aim for, and you're also considering what *kinds* of goals to aim for. I don't think I kno Alisa Writing Tips 2020/11/20
i agree with what you said in #18758 . i think i am unsure of what you meant by work. i didnt have fun in the last message writing about work. im gonna go read a book and have fun doing that. i think i feel some kind of badness about not hav internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/20
#18758 being slower is a downside. i agree. its better if u can do something fast rather than slow > two modes for the body is fine but there have to be upsides and downsides to each mode for it to make sense. ***if a mode was only downsides then e internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/20
#18759 i think ur fine if u agree with what i said in #18758 i was trying to clarify my point from my previous message curi internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/20
#18758 i think i might be confused and i might be missing something. im not sure what part your first message(#18756) is responding to. it might not actually be responding to anything specifically it might just be making a more general statement. internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/20
#18757 being slower is a downside. doing something slower isn't doing the same work. two modes for the body is fine but there have to be upsides and downsides to each mode for it to make sense. if a mode was only downsides then evolution would have curi internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/20
#18756 idk how the body works. i feel like it could have 2 modes, like an efficient and slow mode, or a non-efficient fast mode. so i was talking with the body maybe having 2 modes in mind. i feel like i might be misunderstanding something, or that internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/20
#18755 if the body could do stuff more efficiently, and was already built to do it the better way sometimes, it would do that normally. it wouldn't waste calories for no reason when it already has a mechanism set up that's superior. evolution works be curi internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/20
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#18739 An [article](https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/insulting-demanding-rude-told-never-contact-sidney-powell-goes-off-tucker-carlson-video/) in The Gateway Pundit says Powell responded this morning to Tucker’s comments about her from last Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/11/20
I forgot about the lack of list support on curi.us -- check my site for the correct indentations. Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/20
project: book on learning - brainstorm of content Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/20
The above post/essay/thing is the longest (good) FI think I've written I think. It took me 2.5hrs to write. I don't think I was distracted for much of it, if any. I only paused a few times to think of what to say next and those times were for less tha Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/20
1st order stuck vs 2nd order stuck and structural epistemology Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/20
> This stood out to me especially because of the word 'fragile' applied to know. I've used that word too, but I've never heard it done anywhere else. I'm fairly sure I heard this term applied to knowledge before reading BoI (2015) -- I had maybe wa Max Fragile Knowledge 2020/11/20
#6 go download the podcast transcripts from the podcast page. only the latest few are missing. then search the timestamped text files. not the same as a table of contents listing main topics but you can search for terms like "photo". > It'd also curi Stream Highlight Videos by Justin 2020/11/19
timestamps for podcasts? also opportunity for ppl to contribute Max Stream Highlight Videos by Justin 2020/11/19
What's the alternative to making a mistake only once? Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/19
current state of collaborative writing project Max Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/11/19
#18741 Mm, thinking down that track: maybe like *criticism suite*, *critical test suite*, *suite of criticism*, *critical unit tests*, *unit crits* Wrt the *archive* side, maybe like a *cache* would be a fitting description. When you change your mi Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/19
#18740 Computer programming has something kinda like a library of criticism: a *test suite*. Maybe in philosophy it could be called a *test suite for ideas*. Alisa Max Microblogging 2020/11/19
#18730 > BTW i've been using it but idk if *library* is the best word. I don't know many good options but there's one good word which may be better: *archive*. Yeah. I think I was originally a bit mistaken on what you meant by *library of criti Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/19
https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/1329595108078063619?s=20 (tweet has embedded video of a clip from the 2020-11-19 episode of *Tucker Carlson Tonight*) On *Tucker Carlson Tonight*, Tucker Carlson says Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell was in Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/11/19
[Voter Fraud a Myth? That’s Not What New York Investigators Found](http://archive.is/biahk) (*Wall Street Journal*, 2017-02-07): > In 2013… [New York City] investigators posed as 63 ineligible individuals still on the city voter rolls. Each ine Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/11/19
https://americanmind.org/features/get-ready-for-a-fight/are-we-sure-about-all-those-mail-in-ballots/ (2020-11-10): Says mail-in ballot rejection rates are implausibly low this election compared to past elections. Asks: > Are we completely certai Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/11/19
errors in *my* thinking vs errors in *their* thinking Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/19
https://fsociety.substack.com/p/2020-election-could-trumps-claims-have-merit Interesting analysis of suspicious vote-counting activity in GA, PA, MI, and WI. Contrasts with MN and FL as non-suspicious examples. Unlike a lot of things I've read on e Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/11/19
#18733 I made a [Google docs spreadsheet](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vIFnOaAXb3hKw0ii7XVuUnzVDchWT6Da9UgayokF60c/view) that carries out a Monte Carlo simulation of the seeds & oil puzzle. The purpose of putting the simulation into a sprea jordancurve Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/11/18
#18731 I updated the Monte Carlo simulation for the seeds & oil puzzle to use only integer random numbers: https://play.golang.org/p/-316bQLX_bT (click Run). Before, it was using floating point random numbers and rounding them down to integers. The jordancurve Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/11/18
#18718 Great reflection. I’d argue the benefit you got in the form of a new and good habit I.e. frequently reflecting on your own values during times of choice was worth it, even if you did know better. Amaroni Max Microblogging 2020/11/18
#18614 I made a Monte Carlo simulation for the seeds & oil puzzle: https://play.golang.org/p/IHfCxzE-c6c (click Run). Here's how it works. The container for the mixture is treated as a long tube divided lengthwise into 1 million numbered samples of jordancurve Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/11/18
#18728 Great! BTW i've been using it but idk if *library* is the best word. I don't know many good options but there's one good word which may be better: *archive*. curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/18
#18728 I looked up the definition and happy isn't a strong enough word. Joy is better. Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/18
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getting unstuck Anne B Max Microblogging 2020/11/18
your life depends on getting unstuck Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/18
#18724 Yup. I need a bit of time beforehand anyway. I'll brainstorm some stuff too. Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/18
I've brainstormed some topics. Some of them require research and some don't. Maybe we should hold off on doing more until we have our dedicated place for the project. Anne B Max Microblogging 2020/11/18
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