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I have no problem with American English. Not being American myself I don't know how much "different from" is used versus "different than". I see that American writers/editors 0themselves recommend "different from" and reserve "different than" for when Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/23
this isn't formal writing... i dislike formal writing in the sense they mean. and your own link says: > Different than is common in American English read some other pages, too. it's fine. the history of this, like plenty of other issues, is: som curi Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/23
My mistake - you're not curi. From the top of google: http://www.dictionary.com/e/different-from-or-different-than/ > In formal writing, different from is generally preferred to different than. This preference has to do, in part, with the his Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/23
The top of google clearly says "different than" isn't wrong. You have given no explanation of why you think it's wrong. I don't know why you're talking about "your usage" and giving *me* the benefit of the doubt. You decided to assume I'm curi? Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/23
I did look it up myself. I think you should have used "different from". I didn't presume you hadn't looked it up so I asked "Different than? Different from?" to prompt an explanation for your usage rather than just outright saying you're wrong. I was Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/23
You could look it up yourself and see. I don't understand comments like this. Do you not understand google? google for: different than from Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/22
Different than? Different from? Anonymous Popper is Different Than Other Philosophers – Bartley Quote 2018/06/22
Bro no offence but u rly need to get laid. Also have you considered FI might have serious problems with it that people don't feel comfortable bringing up? Or that maybe they really do have things in their life that are more important? A very cool guy Passivity as a Strategic Excuse 2018/06/22
>It hurts our cause to get things wrong. i think that sentence is ambiguous, and could either mean "our cause is to get things wrong, and the things described previously hurt our cause of getting things wrong" or it could mean "It hurts our cause i internetrules Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller Misquote Obama 2018/06/22
>Easy. ET made a mistake by talking to you too much. He was overly generous, charitable, and tolerant – he gave too much of the benefit of the doubt to a person who wasn't worth it (not even close because you're way too hostile). OK let me ask y Anonymous at 4:14 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
>> remember one time Elliot was wrong about something >The errors I made in evaluating DD. That sounds interesting. What errors do you feel you made? Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
@#9941 Heh, sure, granted. It's complicated and I don't want to go into the details, but I'll concede some error there. Nevertheless, the following is something I'd be happy to answer in general, and I think it's of general interest, so I'm goin curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
> I have a fun idea for a game. Let's go in a circle and each try to remember one time Elliot was wrong about something. Anyone want to play? Easy. ET made a mistake by talking to you too much. He was overly generous, charitable, and tolerant –  Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
In general (as is well known) it's hard to argue some types of negative claims as the opener of a discussion. I'll do it anyway if he offers enough money or catches my interest enough. Otherwise, well, it's his topic, not mine. If he doesn't want to p Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
Also it's somewhat strange that a group of people who has "fallibility" in its name treats Elliot as defacto infallible. I have a fun idea for a game. Let's go in a circle and each try to remember one time Elliot was wrong about something. Anyone Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
> unrefuted and refuted? :) ppl don't understand how unrefuted is related to owning the idea yourself. that terminology misses the point of coming at these things in another way. the meaning of the smile is unclear. Anonymous Backbone, Pushback, Standing Up For Your Ideas 2018/06/21
unrefuted and refuted? :) Alisa Backbone, Pushback, Standing Up For Your Ideas 2018/06/21
Also Dagny tbh you seem pretty unhappy. There is no shame in that I also feel like that sometime. Even Elliot. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
Seriously though guys what breaks the symmetry? We can spend all day telling each other what the other's posts didn't contain rather than focusing on what they did contain. It's a really trivial rhetorical device. What fun is that when there is so Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
>You didn't share anything about why you think it's true or how you came to that conclusion. Explain? Bro you didn't share anything about why you think it *isn't true* or how you came to that conclusion. You just denied it. That doesn't make for a Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
What should we name the 2 categories? curi Backbone, Pushback, Standing Up For Your Ideas 2018/06/21
> why do you think FI ppl so often seem unhappy? I deny the claim (that they so often seem unhappy). You didn't share anything about why you think it's true or how you came to that conclusion. Explain? Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
curi (and other FI ppl): why do you think FI ppl so often seem unhappy? other communities, even similar topics like rand, don't seem to have this struggle aspect. they seem unhappy *around FI*. what do you think is the cause? is it "high standards" or Anonymous at 9:55 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/21
Spencer just retweeted the following: https://twitter.com/Aidan_G_Moore/status/1009551718974013442 > This is where "fact checking" becomes needless nitpicking... This is a really bad attitude! This is independent evidence – besides his i Anonymous Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller Misquote Obama 2018/06/20
https://twitter.com/jihadwatchRS/status/1009545264527314944 > If you had come in a civil manner, I'd have gladly received a real correction. Spencer talking to someone else – quite persistently (Spencer keeps responding over and over) – wh Anonymous Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller Misquote Obama 2018/06/20
Updated this post. I showed it to Robert Spencer today and he doubled down on his error then ignored me. Sad! curi Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller Misquote Obama 2018/06/20
What are formal criteria? Evan O'Leary Critical Preferences and Strong Arguments 2018/06/20
If you don't write your name, I don't know your name. Of course e.g. your web server accesses still show up in nginx's standard access.log If you want more clarity on how websites work, and what information about you they have access to, do your ow curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/20
> They appear to be lying and actually were not impersonated. Did you verify this? Are these comments not in fact anonymous? Please clarify the anonymity policies. Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/20
> "and so on" is a nonspecific appeal to an unstated theory. Saying that one's list is incomplete is not an appeal. That doesn't even make sense. > Why not consider the rest formal? It says we should prefer a theory if and only if it seems to me Anonymous Critical Preferences and Strong Arguments 2018/06/19
Informal vs formal Evan O'Leary Critical Preferences and Strong Arguments 2018/06/19
>we live in a nightmare world where most people seem to think it’s good to use $200,000,000 of taxes on a project [...] because the project promotes some value they care deeply about but find it difficult to voluntarily raise $200,000,000 for. Sc guilherme Taxes 2018/06/19
>It takes people’s wealth by force, regardless of whether they agree or disagree with what the government is using the wealth for. I'm not sure if most people notice the importance of the different means used to achieve something, like through co guilherme Taxes 2018/06/19
Anonymous at 4:14 AM wrote: >> Anonymous at 4:14 AM apparently cannot imagine a scenario where somebody wants elliots help with his mind. > Yes the twisting of self esteem involved in doing so is something that is pretty hard to imagine for me p New person at 4:07 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
The big things about this conversation are that anon414 never writes substance and never replies to substance. Examples of non-meta, non-psychology substance comments: #9866 curi analyzes how learning works. #9882 PAS analyzes whether FI/TCS is curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
> That wasn't me. I think Elliot should really do something about this user identification problem. They appear to be lying and actually were not impersonated. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
Anonymous at 4:14am wrote: >> Is there such a thing as being too rich to want payment for ones services? > No but a billionaire how would insist on a 400$ consulting fee would look rather weird. why are you talking about what does and doesn't New person at 4:07 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
Anonymous at 4:14am wrote: >> Or is there a premise in anon @ 4:14am’s question that if elliot was rich then he wouldn’t be trying to get a few hundred dollars from his clients? (The premise makes no sense. All businesses start off with zero in New person at 4:07 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
> > But in practice there isn't much criticism of Elliot. > I guess the criticism from Anonymous at 4:14 AM doesn't count? Nor from Taleb, nor any other outsider? Elliot goes way out of his way to get criticism, e.g. by visiting hostile forums li another anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
> Like I said above, when you people decide you want to move on from this you should know you will have other people's love and support and also that you will be able to retain everything you found meaningful or exciting about this. Who are these p anonymous nice person Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
Sorry the above comment is me. Forgot to include the name. You should really do something about this. It will make your blog a nicer happier place. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
>> I meant other people here not you. Though TBH is hustling your list members for O(100$) in cash something you just do for fun? >I don’t know how to understand this comment. >Is it a dig? Or does he just not understand capitalism/business? Or bo Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
>Anonymous at 4:14 AM apparently cannot imagine a scenario where somebody wants elliots help with his mind. Yes the twisting of self esteem involved in doing so is something that is pretty hard to imagine for me personally. Like I said above, wh Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
>Do you not have anything better to do with your life than to say boring, vulgar crap at people you think are in a cult? That wasn't me. I think Elliot should really do something about this user identification problem. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
#9879 >> I have been pretty public about the fact that I'm not poor. FI in general skews towards things like programmers, not poor people. > I meant other people here not you. Though TBH is hustling your list members for O(100$) in cash somethi Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
Anonymous at 4:14 AM wrote: > One thing cults do is they destroy people's sense of self. Elliot is very good at doing that. He often makes statements to the effect of somehow knowing you better than you know yourself that often make people feel bad New person Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/19
>> I should get a life or something. > Do you not have anything better to do with your life than to say boring, vulgar crap at people you think are in a cult? Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Do you not have anything better to do with your life than to say boring, vulgar crap at people you think are in a cult? Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
I love cum and being called names. So I hope to extract both by my continued participation in this one-of-a-kind forum. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Anon @ 4:14 AM what value are you getting out of your posting here Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>Everything said by Anonymous at 4:14 AM today is bait. He's doing whatever to try to bait replies/reactions. Bro you just made a total bitch out of me. I would now like to proceed to sucking your dick. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Everything said by Anonymous at 4:14 AM today is bait. He's doing whatever to try to bait replies/reactions. Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>so angry and mean So you agree with Taleb then? Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
#9899 so angry and mean Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Hmm well you liked it not him. I didn't speak for you, I spoke off you. I appreciate what you are trying to do but posts designed to point out others' mistakes are a bad place to make errors yourself! You should carefully review each comment be Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Nah, I totes liked it. Don't speak for me. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>Oh, he won't think about things because he's scared they might persuade him. He decided in advance that if he was persuaded that would indicate he was duped, so he's taking steps to sabotage persuasion/learning/thinking. Elliot will not like you m Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>Bro you can stop using your Jedi mind tricks. You are not going to break me. This is not the dupe you are looking for. Though to be fair if you were a hot woman it would totally work. It's like most men have this bug in the mind which makes it pos Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Oh, he won't think about things because he's scared they might persuade him. He decided in advance that if he was persuaded that would indicate he was duped, so he's taking steps to sabotage persuasion/learning/thinking. Someone Else Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>I don't think you're too stupid to figure this out. It's heavy bias and hostility. You aren't putting much effort into understanding, and you're also putting some effort into preventing understanding. Bro you can stop using your Jedi mind tricks. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>Another type of statement Elliot often makes is asking for *quotes* to go with hostile accusations or criticisms. I guess while surveying Elliot's statements you conveniently ignored those statements. OK, mein Bruder von einer anderen Mutter. Aber Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Some criticisms are easier to find than others (the easier to find ones are low hanging fruit). Most of the criticisms which are easy to find (for any of a wide variety of people from our culture today) have already been found by ET or given to ET by Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>you are biasedly ignoring the point i was making about low hanging fruit, or you're stupid. why don't you leave like you said you would? I don't understand what "low hanging fruit" means in the context of infinite ignorance. You're right - I s Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Another type of statement Elliot often makes is asking for *quotes* to go with hostile accusations or criticisms. I guess while surveying Elliot's statements you conveniently ignored those statements. Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
One thing cults do is they destroy people's sense of self. Elliot is very good at doing that. He often makes statements to the effect of somehow knowing you better than you know yourself that often make people feel bad about themselves. He does many t Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
you are biasedly ignoring the point i was making about low hanging fruit, or you're stupid. why don't you leave like you said you would? Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>The reason ET is hard to criticize today is he used self-criticism and past-criticism to address the low hanging fruit. But presumably if Popper and Deutsch are right his ideas are full of error as well, right? Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
The reason ET is hard to criticize today is he used self-criticism and past-criticism to address the low hanging fruit. Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
> It also says that if you make lots of progress in FI you will eventually not like your family and friends any more. No it doesn't. It says if you make tons of progress *and they don't*, then you will eventually stop liking each other. You'd no lo Someone Else Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
cult? another anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
> In sum, I think most of the typical cult markers don't apply to FI at all. A few can superficially seem to apply, but there's better explanations for them than that FI is a cult. Yeah except your comment is refuted: > I think nonconformity is NoYes Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Cult? PAS Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Lol the feeling is mutual bro... it's like we have so much in common. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
Anon at 4:14 seems miserable. He's lashing out and trying to hurt people. He desperately needs philosophy. It's sad. I sort of feel sorry for him. Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
>I have been pretty public about the fact that I'm not poor. FI in general skews towards things like programmers, not poor people. I meant other people here not you. Though TBH is hustling your list members for O(100$) in cash something you just do Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/18
> OK guys this is it for me. See, he cared so little about his question that he didn't care to say a word about it even after getting multiple great answers. Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> you're poor Odd comment. I have been pretty public about the fact that I'm not poor. FI in general skews towards things like programmers, not poor people. I guess it doesn't stand out though. That entire message is disconnected from reality. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>BTW I pointed out typos to patio11 and Daniel Greenfield on Twitter in the last couple days and they both reacted positively. As I have meticulously explained it was not that you corrected a typo that set this off. It was the patronising text surr Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Dagny: > He's fucking with you, curi. He's only like 1% conscious of what he's doing, so he'll deny it. But that 'Why?' wasn't honest. It wasn't expressing real, deep ignorance Someone Else: > As usual, curi offends people by *overestimating* curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>What touchy mediocrities the world has. You might think someone with Taleb's success, popularity, etc, would be secure and wouldn't feel threatened by curi (who Taleb sees as just a random person on Twitter). But Taleb is so insecure he's getting tri Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
What touchy mediocrities the world has. You might think someone with Taleb's success, popularity, etc, would be secure and wouldn't feel threatened by curi (who Taleb sees as just a random person on Twitter). But Taleb is so insecure he's getting trig Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Also, dear god, curi on Twitter was far more polite to Taleb than Taleb was polite to Smith in Taleb's article. Taleb can dish it out, but can't take anything at all... Taleb's article basically offered two alternatives. 1) He doesn't care about po Someone Else Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
curi wasn't trying to catch Taleb. curi was genuinely trying to help. Taleb could have reacted like, "Oh shit, my bad, I was careless and I fucked up. Thanks for letting me know. I'll fix it." But (we now know) Taleb isn't that kind of person. As u Someone Else Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Then you imply he didn't carefully edit the article Taleb didn't even spellcheck the article. He didn't carefully edit. He's mad he got caught. And it looks really bad for him to unprofessionally call out someone else for being unprofessional. Wh Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
He's fucking with you, curi. He's only like 1% conscious of what he's doing, so he'll deny it. But that 'Why?' wasn't honest. It wasn't expressing real, deep ignorance of e.g. why a Democrat would need to know anything whatsoever about Republican thin Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> > If you want to teach, you need to engage with some of my existing knowledge on this topic, e.g. AS, FH, Szasz, RSD, Girls Chase. > Why? Why would I need to point out any mistakes in Republican ideas? Why would I even need to know what they a Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> It's theoretically possible to do something like this learning process even if you don't engage with any of my existing ideas or sources. You could say some great general purpose ideas and I could then apply them without you giving me any examples. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
how learning works curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> > If you want to teach, you need to engage with some of my existing knowledge on this topic, e.g. AS, FH, Szasz, RSD, Girls Chase. > Why? That existing knowledge includes *arguments* which you have not addressed. curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
I need to know more about Taleb and his goals and values to suggest he fix errors? Your complaint is that I was wrong to give Taleb the benefit of the doubt as someone who cares about truth, correctness, etc? Sure that was wrong in retrospect, but I d curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>If you want to teach, you need to engage with some of my existing knowledge on this topic, e.g. AS, FH, Szasz, RSD, Girls Chase. Why? Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>You don't know enough about what I think, or why, to tell me what to do. You are being aggressive and pushy (and violating standard social norms See this - this is exactly how Taleb felt when he read your Tweet. Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Maybe but your actions would suggest otherwise to just about any reasonable person. Making a big deal out of typos almost always has social connotations. You should take that into account. You don't know enough about what I think, or why, to tell curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
BTW part of the reason I am talking about social dynamics is because I have a vague impression you actually desperately want to be better at that. It explains your interest in PUA and many other things. It's sort of tragic if the main reason that you Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Oh noticed you've already written something about this. >I was thinking about the issues, not social dynamics. Maybe but your actions would suggest otherwise to just about any reasonable person. Making a big deal out of typos almost always has s Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
I don't get it, anon. You begin with open hostility in #9841 and then you act surprised or upset that the conversation doesn't go well after that? And you've so far refused to go into detail about your criticism. What do you expect? What did you imagi Dagny Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>Why didn't curi contact Taleb privately to correct the typo? >What value did the public display have? on fooledbyrandomness.com it says >Mail: Important (only): gamma -at- fooledbyrandomness-dot-com. The current backlog is > 10 months. (Plea Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Funnily enough that's my impression of you. Whenever someone tries to talk to you critically you hardly make a reasonable effort to understand what they are trying to say. You haven't made your first substantive comment yet where you quote someth curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>(but it doesn't look like the type of discussion where we'll ever get on the same page about much of anything, because you are presenting as someone who will write a few careless attacks and then go silent, not someone who will work cooperatively ove Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Taleb chose to be available publicly. He uses Twitter. jfc. And public is better so other ppl can read it and learn about it (both about curi's perspective and also about curi-Taleb discussion/interaction). curi's tweets had a lot more to say than Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Why didn't curi contact Taleb privately to correct the typo? What value did the public display have? Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> You mean the interactions where the middling-IQ person in a position of authority frequently offers incompetent criticism of your forced writing assignments in a setting you can't voluntarily leave? Which parts of the tweet mirrored that? LOL curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Regarding my second tweet: For context, here's the first tweet: > > Noah Smith … [{presents} the Black Swan as only overestimating market crashes]… "… Taleb might be wrong -- people might be overestimating, rather than underestimating…" curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>>do you really regard social incompetence as a serious explanation here? >Yes absolutely. well i think that's silly. i think believing social incompetence is a viable explanation here involves ignoring tons of publicly available analysis of soc Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> Why is it especially important to error correct your own stuff (e.g. typos) when calling out other people's errors? The context was that Taleb called someone out as basically an intellectual fraud who shouldn't have his job (unethical, illogical, curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>In particular, it should express that the typo Taleb made matters because of the context (that is to say, he is calling out other people's errors, so it's especially important he error correct his own stuff when doing that). Why is it especially i Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>do you really regard social incompetence as a serious explanation here? Yes absolutely. >Taleb presumably got offended cuz curi took the tone of a friendly-but-critical colleague pointing out an error That is not how the tone came off. In f Anonymous at 4:14 AM Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>(Rightly, because you made a typo into a moral crusade.) Here's an idea: you write a version of curi's tweet that you think Taleb wouldn't be offended by, but that expresses the same idea. In particular, it should express that the typo Taleb made Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
>I'd really like to know if you're just so socially inept to not understand how what you say comes off do you really regard social incompetence as a serious explanation here? >or whether you just want people to respect, like and engage with you Mysterious Poster Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
"That idiot (whom I blocked) doesn't get that one can tactfully report a typo without a statement degrading one's message." - his follow on Tweet "That idiot" being you. I'd really like to know if you're just so socially inept to not understand Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
> You claim to be paying attention to details (strongly, repeatedly implied, but not stated) curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
I said he was mistaken and he agreed he was mistaken. You claim to be paying attention to details, but you're not. I pointed out other mistakes too – including a more important one to begin with – which he didn't reply to. So saying I made a t curi Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
He didn't admit you were right. You made two claims: 1. He made a typo. 2. When you're saying other people make mistakes, that's a bad time to make mistakes yourself. All he said was he makes mistakes. He didn't agree to your second claim, and Anonymous Nassim Nicholas Taleb Sucks 2018/06/17
Learning programming has already been broken down into steps by hundreds of different people/books/courses/videos/etc. You don't have to do that yourself. For planning here, I'd look at the bigger picture more. Why do you want to learn programing? curi How To Learn Something – With Plans and Steps 2018/06/15
Elliot, I am linking this to the conversation we had yesterday. One of the things I want to learn is how to program. I was learning C++ using CProgramming.com. Which is an easily accessible resource, but it has problems in its explanations somet Andrew How To Learn Something – With Plans and Steps 2018/06/15
Yes! I think this can be likened to state intervention in regulating "unhealthy food", which bassically places the responsilbity away from individuals. Foos can't be healthy or unhealthy. People get pretty upset with me, when I say this, and say to me Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> Ahh, I used the word metaphorically. Yes, that's a standard part of the cultural movement and what's going on. Uses of such metaphors are frequent, and sometimes more ambiguous, and are eroding the real distinctions. It's a bad metaphor, anywa curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Okay, I will reply to this, but it's a huge issue. Ahh, I used the word metaphorically. But I take your point. I have actually read a bit of Szasz and pretty much agree with him. I think a lot of what are called "mental illnesses" are either strategie Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
my cognitive biases essay is also included in https://gumroad.com/l/ezayH curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> infected i guess you aren't aware of Szasz's and my criticisms of medicalizing non-medical issues. see e.g. https://www.amazon.com/Medicalization-Everyday-Life-Selected-Essays-ebook/dp/B0051UA5NG/?tag=curi04-20 i have an essay on psychiatry at curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
No, but imwoild be very interested in it. I should sleep now, but I'll check back here tomorrow. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
btw are you aware of my criticism of the idea of cognitive biases? curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
>But my actual suggestion was, and remains, to discuss some of your own actual problems, rather than to read more abstract philosophy. This is a good suggestion, but I think I would be too embarrassed and wouldn't know how to start. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> What do you think of the following idea. I have read a lot of self-help books and what is called in Waterstones (an english book store) smart thinking, the idea was to make a blog reviewing these In a critical rationalist spirit. I have a huge list curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
No, I am not a business owner or manager. Okay, the choice it is then. What do you think of the following idea. I have read a lot of self-help books and what is called in Waterstones (an english book store) smart thinking, the idea was to make a bl Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
I mean i'd suggest The Choice of Goldratt's books. And I do think it's great and helpful with stuff about how to live and organize life and solve problems. But my actual suggestion was, and remains, to discuss some of your own actual problems, rather curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
are you a business owner or manager? otherwise i don't know how you would use The Goal to improve your life in practical ways right now. it's a novel about a factory manager who makes improvements. it has philosophy ideas which can be used by other pe curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Shall I start with with Goal? it seems the right idea seing as itt seems more practical. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> Any recomendations? I had in mind doing your own applying using 1) whatever you know about philosophy 2) FI philosophy (including TCS, BoI, Objectivism, CR). curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
He's a great thinker and competitors range from bad to good. You learn a lot about how he did it in _The Choice_, his philosophy book (I don't know what other books of its nature even exist). He has great ideas, that's kinda all there is to say beside curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
>Clarifying: either try some applied philosophy (to your practical problems), rather than abstract philosophy. Or if that's hard, no worries, just talk about the problems directly. Yes, but most applied philosophy, these days, is nonsense peddled b Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
The "it" refers to this one Goal - process of ongoing improvement. Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
What makes Eli Goldratt's books better than others of their nature? Have you got a review of it? Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Clarifying: either try some applied philosophy (to your practical problems), rather than abstract philosophy. Or if that's hard, no worries, just talk about the problems directly. curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Then I suggest you try some practical discussions, which may be easier than philosophy discussions, and more motivational, and more helpful in the short term with your current problem situation. I guess there are some issues you could talk about publi curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
I have major difficulty in prioritising and keeping motivated. Overreaching is something that I often found myself doing. I also have a lot of things I would like to do that are often in conflict about which way I should go. hetting out of bad habits Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
> I engage when I can to keep abreast, while I make myself more financially independent. that's good. i suggest reading my material about overreaching. there are lots of life organization issues besides money, and i've been developing some general curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
Yes, I agree with what you say here. I should have explained in more detail. I am fully aware that my philsophical excursions are not as deep as they should be. I don't get much time to do philosophy. I engage when I can to keep abreast, while I make Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
"derive" means > obtain something from (a specified source) i think that was what you meant. deduce (in logic and philosophy) means taking a set of premises, and the strict rules of (deductive) logic, and then working out things that are alre curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
Can you explain this >of course. not even *derive*. (you keep talking about deduction, which is a very specific logical thing, but you don't seem to mean it. deriving is a more general concept). A little more. Are you saying that I should use th Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
A good trait is identified by an explanation of why that trait is good/valuable, so there's an explanation involved there. Sure explanations are co-created with other things. What I've said is they are necessary. curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
Sorry, my last sentence I did in haste and should make it clearer. We generate ideas amd explanations of those ideas at the same time through trial and error. Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
>You can do that, but it's only worth trying to improve an idea when it has some value, e.g. some good trait that makes it seem promising. You say that >where does that value come from. Bassically explanation. But you said previously that Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
> we don't just deduce ideas from the knowledge we have of course. not even *derive*. (you keep talking about deduction, which is a very specific logical thing, but you don't seem to mean it. deriving is a more general concept). but when you hav curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
> 1. The genesis of an idea is not usually, or at all, that it was deducted from a theory. I agree. > 2. It might be the case that after the idea has been created that it can be made part of an explanation. You can do that, but it's only wort curi Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
>> It was interesting, yet you still refuse to concede my point that inventions can be created without explanations. >What invention was created that didn't have an explanation about how it worked? My point is not that there isn't some explanati Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
I did think about this a lot more. I wan to make to point about where I think me and Elliot temple got bogged down and maybe it will help us sort out our disagreement. 1. The genesis of an idea is not usually, or at all, that it was deducted fro Anonymous Discussion About the Importance of Explanations with Andrew Crawshaw 2018/06/14
Miller makes the main error I criticize, as I quoted to him from his books. You didn't reply to that, and you haven't quoted anything from his books that I missed. Much of what you write is unclear, e.g.: > The difference between evidence in com curi David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
What I am trying to say is this. Evidence tells us what parts of the theory we have investigated and whether those parts have stood up to tests. The difference between evidence in comfirmation is that it tries to measure how close we are to a goal, an Andrew David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14
I do not think arguments have weights or amounts. Yes, Popper did think that there was a way to positively weigh things. And Miller corrects him in that very passage he cited. Miller is undecided and is still trying to investigate deductive depe Anonymous David Miller Doesn't Want To Discuss 2018/06/14

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