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Submit Podcast Questions (114) 2019/08/19 Sleepy Youngblood - "say you need me"
Alisa Discussion (32) 2019/08/18 Alisa Benedict Evans miscapitalizes "YouTube"
Open Discussion (2019) (382) 2019/08/18 curi #13320 Decent level of realism. Business stuff that isn't total fluff. E.g. more serious business interactions than Suits had. Less focused on romantic relationships or sex (or jokes) than comparable shows. Pretty plot based instead of episodic.
The Four Best Books (9) 2019/08/18 Anonymous #13322 Can you link to a representative, productive, impressive discussion by that community?
Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion (136) 2019/08/18 curi Nicholas Dykes, supposed Objectivist critic of Popper, is a passive-minded Kantian. https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a-refutation-of-nicholas-dykes-on-karl-popper/#comment-19447 https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a-
Programming Discussion (12) 2019/08/17 Anonymous >> I will make sure to watch Feynman's lectures on computation. > That's a book. Thanks. I was hoping for it to be both as Feynman is a great lecturer.
I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch (19) 2019/08/16 curi #13308 You can get some hints from LT's rationalizations. And from how he rationalized his attack on Rand.[1] He also e.g. accuses me of not giving people enough of a viable alternative to change their mind to which is accessible from where they ar
Race and IQ "Realism" (11) 2019/08/15 curi #13303 Serotonin is involved with thinking. The details are not well understood. But it's understood to have some broad, wide role (kinda like neurons are not fully understood but are understood to play some role in ~all thinking). Why would peo
Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations (39) 2019/08/14 curi TheRatWay wrote on the FI Discord re https://curi.us/2124-critical-rationalism-epistemology-explanations#c13292 : > Curi I am a bit confused at your response here. >> If it's a universal theory (X), and you (tentatively) accept one failed observ
Open Discussion: Economics (185) 2019/08/12 Anonymous https://mises.org/library/misesian-vision > I'm reminded of the experience of an economist associated with the Mises Institute who was invited to Kazakhstan after the fall of the Soviet Union. He was to advise them on a transition to free markets.
Anne Discussion (41) 2019/08/12 curi IMO try listening to some Peikoff material and see how you like it (also read my notes if you haven't). Give it a chance. You might enjoy comparing what he says to what you've learned. And now (with grammar stuff fresh in your mind) is a better time f
Twin Studies Are Frauds (15) 2019/08/12 N #13271 >> I don't agree. Not destroying something that others find pretty is not the same as seeking approval. Destroying the pretty is sometimes just the approval seeking from others. Just look at some fairly recent trends - how lady Gaga dresses o
What To Read (64) 2019/08/10 curi I read Lucifer Curves: The Legacy of Lead Poisoning https://www.amazon.com/Lucifer-Curves-Legacy-Lead-Poisoning-ebook/dp/B01I3LTR4W It's pretty good. The first chapter about Lucifer was awful and pointless. Just skip it. There's a lot of correla
Politics Discussion (62) 2019/08/10 Anonymous Owen Benjamin has been getting deplatformed. Here is some blatant fair use that YouTube copyright struck him for: https://twitter.com/OwenComedy/status/1158710740477456384
Writing Update (2) 2019/08/06 internetrules i like the idea of using non-intellectual activities as breaks, im going to try to do that because it doesnt seem like a hard thing to implement. >I write more, and edit less, than most writers. in the past, i did alot more editing than writin
English Language, Analysis & Grammar (6) 2019/08/04 Anonymous #13215 https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/112996/any-followed-by-singular-or-plural-countable-nouns > [any] can modify either plural count nouns or singular mass nouns Idk if that's right, but you can read more from that page and oth
Mario Odyssey Discussion (120) 2019/08/02 Anonymous > - for the cap kingdom boss, I noticed that after the first hit on the boss, smallant jumps onto 1 of the 3 green hats, ending the 3 hat sequence practically before it starts. When I tried it, I must have jumped on the wrong hat because the hat seque
Open Letter to Charles Tew (45) 2019/07/31 Anonymous https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuYAoLRVNGo Good parody of Tew.
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Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas (140) 2019/07/30 curi > You should read the first paragraph of the page I linked. Does it make sense then? I already read that. No. Talking about plural *means* with the singular word *mean* does not make sense. And that page just never really explains what it's talking
Communists Didn't Mean Well (1) 2019/07/30 N “'Don’t be so sure—nobody can be certain of anything.' Bertrand Russell’s gibberish to the contrary notwithstanding, that pronouncement includes itself; therefore, one cannot be sure that one cannot be sure of anything. The pronouncement means
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Time-Based Metric For Overreaching (2) 2019/07/18 curi Some comments on overreaching from the [Fallible Ideas Discord chatroom](https://discord.gg/B3nCeCJ) today: [7:48 PM] curi: If you have experience both with projects where you get overwhelmed (that's a typical way that overreaching feels) and proje
Physics Discussion (38) 2019/07/17 curi https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html I asked Ron to identify which quotes from a DD physics paper – that Ron claimed to have studied and understand, had had recommended to others – that he disagreed with. He said

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Youngblood - "say you need me" Sleepy Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/19
Benedict Evans miscapitalizes "YouTube" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/18
#13318 I haven't read them enough to do a podcast on that. I know Jefferson said some awful things like: > The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. I dislike Thomas Paine after reading his * curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/18
#13320 Decent level of realism. Business stuff that isn't total fluff. E.g. more serious business interactions than Suits had. Less focused on romantic relationships or sex (or jokes) than comparable shows. Pretty plot based instead of episodic. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/18
#13322 Can you link to a representative, productive, impressive discussion by that community? Anonymous The Four Best Books 2019/08/18
Nicholas Dykes, supposed Objectivist critic of Popper, is a passive-minded Kantian. https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a-refutation-of-nicholas-dykes-on-karl-popper/#comment-19447 https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a- curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/18
>> for the DD stuff, there’s only one living tradition available > 1. On the internet, there is a large Twitter community (which is much friendlier and diverse than the Fallible Ideas community) -- https://twitter.com/daviddeutschoxf The DD tw Anonymous The Four Best Books 2019/08/18
> for the DD stuff, there’s only one living tradition available 1. On the internet, there is a large Twitter community (which is much friendlier and diverse than the Fallible Ideas community) -- https://twitter.com/daviddeutschoxf 2. There is Anonymous The Four Best Books 2019/08/18
Good summary of Oberlin vs Gibson's Bakery Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/18
> I like the TV show Succession. Season 2 just started. I watch less TV than I used to. I'm having a harder time finding stuff I like. What do you like about * Succession*? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/17
>> I will make sure to watch Feynman's lectures on computation. > That's a book. Thanks. I was hoping for it to be both as Feynman is a great lecturer. Anonymous Programming Discussion 2019/08/17
What's your opinion of the American founding fathers as intellectuals? Have a favorite among them? A least favorite? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/17
Another way to learn programming Richard P Programming Discussion 2019/08/16
This is a decent book on some early speculative bubbles, like the Dutch tulip bubble: https://mises.org/library/early-speculative-bubbles-and-increases-supply-money oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/16
#13313 Ok. I will start looking there and if I have follow up questions I'll post them here. N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
#13308 You can get some hints from LT's rationalizations. And from how he rationalized his attack on Rand.[1] He also e.g. accuses me of not giving people enough of a viable alternative to change their mind to which is accessible from where they ar curi I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/16
#13310 I've talked about that before and recommended literature too, e.g. Horowitz's *Shadow Party* book and Discover the Networks webpages. If you start looking into it and have a question that'd be more interesting to me than asking for an introduct curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
> I will make sure to watch Feynman's lectures on computation. That's a book. Anonymous Programming Discussion 2019/08/16
> What are some of the evil key players that are pushing bad ideas in the world? Could you elaborate a little about them and why they are evil? I'm thinking about people such as Soros, Alinsky, and Klein (Naomi) - to name a few. Also, would you put Ch N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
What are some of the evil key players that are pushing bad ideas in the world? Could you elaborate a little about them and why they are evil? I'm thinking about people such as Soros, Alinsky, and Klein (Naomi) - to name a few. Also, would you put Chom N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
#13307 Fundamentals regarding how it works mostly. I'm reading *Simply Scheme* instead of *SICP* as I found *SICP* too advanced for my present understanding. I will make sure to watch Feynman's lectures on computation. Thank you. N Programming Discussion 2019/08/16
I wonder what Deutsch thinks about all this. I wonder what he's telling himself about why he left FI and about whether and why his philosophy has changed. Another Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/16
Depends what you want to know. I like SICP and Feynman's lectures on computation. curi Programming Discussion 2019/08/15
Appart from DD's books, what books / sources do you recommend for learning more about how computers and computation works for someone starting out to learn about this? N Programming Discussion 2019/08/15
#13268 I talked about this on stream a bit at https://youtu.be/gg3wZ3oC1kc around approximately 2:15:00. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/15
#13303 Serotonin is involved with thinking. The details are not well understood. But it's understood to have some broad, wide role (kinda like neurons are not fully understood but are understood to play some role in ~all thinking). Why would peo curi Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/08/15
I am only replying to the notion that character traits themselves are not heritable. I think there is already a high enough level of evidence that suggests personality traits themselves are in fact highly heritable and not just through shared envi Anonymous Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/08/15
I like the TV show Succession. Season 2 just started. I watch less TV than I used to. I'm having a harder time finding stuff I like. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/15
Chilipad Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/14
TheRatWay wrote on the FI Discord re https://curi.us/2124-critical-rationalism-epistemology-explanations#c13292 : > Curi I am a bit confused at your response here. >> If it's a universal theory (X), and you (tentatively) accept one failed observ curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2019/08/14
#13297 No. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/13
Have you considered criticizing ads like you did songs? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/13
#13296 Do you have any ideas for something else that would work? Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/12
#13285 > re tradition of criticism, that's an alternative to authority. Is a tradition of criticism the only workable alternative to authority that is compatible with the quest for good explanations? Or is there some other reason that nothing Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/12
#13275 That makes sense. It wouldn't be correct to say the initial conditions are more important to the causation of a 'personality' than any of subsequent interaction either. Each interaction caused that personality. Not any individual interaction. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/12
https://mises.org/library/misesian-vision > I'm reminded of the experience of an economist associated with the Mises Institute who was invited to Kazakhstan after the fall of the Soviet Union. He was to advise them on a transition to free markets. Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/08/12
When, if ever, do you think it is appropriate to voice disagreement against the way someone is parenting their child? Presumably, there are situations where one sees bad parenting and doesn't want their silence to be interpreted as sanction. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/12
https://medium.com/@thecratway/a-practice-in-refutation-9a060d9abdc9 > Indeed. I will also add that we don't reject a theory just from 1 failed observation. We must also have a better theory in place. One that explains what the previous theory succ curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2019/08/12
IMO try listening to some Peikoff material and see how you like it (also read my notes if you haven't). Give it a chance. You might enjoy comparing what he says to what you've learned. And now (with grammar stuff fresh in your mind) is a better time f curi Anne Discussion 2019/08/12
Status Update Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/08/12
#13271 >> I don't agree. Not destroying something that others find pretty is not the same as seeking approval. Destroying the pretty is sometimes just the approval seeking from others. Just look at some fairly recent trends - how lady Gaga dresses o N Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/12
When you introspect. How do you make sure you are being honest and are not rationalizing? N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/12
We use autopilot when we walk or use a fork. Those aren't anti-rational memes. You have to autopilot some things to free up attention for other stuff – you can't focus on everything at once. Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/12
#13282 The DD tweet links to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO3DPSOeVC4 which mentions BoI and Sam Harris's book "Waking Up". The Harris books is about meditation and mindfulness. I haven't read the Harris book, but everything I oh my god it's turpentine I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/12
> How does "[t]he quest for good explanations" "impl[y]" Deutsch's "criterion for reality"? It's not a logical implication, but it's a view which works well if you see explanations as primary. re tradition of criticism, that's an alternative to Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/11
#13281 But if it was a close friend of yours and you saw a big error they were making, wouldn't that be a compromise? I guess it would depend on the motivation for not addressing the error. If you thought that your friendship depended on avoiding t Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
BoI on "[t]he quest for good explanations" and Deutsch's "criterion for reality" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/11
The fuck is wrong with DD lately? https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/1160250497699340289 Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/11
#13280 In practice today ~everyone does not want truth-seeking discussion. People respond badly to idea sharing outside of certain limits/boundaries. I try anyway, for various reasons, but I don't see why doing something else instead would be a compro curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
#13279 Thank you. My concern was mostly that Roark's neglecting to truth seek with Wynand bordered compromising. Given the context of the story, and the learning from experience attitude, that makes sense. But in the world today, outside of the con Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
#13278 Rand's characters under-communicate in general in my opinion. It comes up more in Atlas Shrugged, but also e.g. with Dominique needing to learn on her own through life experience, somehow, instead of she and Roark doing a bunch of truth-seeking curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
Why didn't Roark tell Wynand that the worst kind of second-hander is a power seeker? I'm thinking of their discussion of second-handers on Wynand's yacht. Why withhold that information from Wynand? What does Roark have to gain from that choice? Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
I read Lucifer Curves: The Legacy of Lead Poisoning https://www.amazon.com/Lucifer-Curves-Legacy-Lead-Poisoning-ebook/dp/B01I3LTR4W It's pretty good. The first chapter about Lucifer was awful and pointless. Just skip it. There's a lot of correla curi What To Read 2019/08/10
I read parts of Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. I read the first like 8% and didn't like it. So I read a bit around 50%, 75%, and 90% through and then the Epilogue, and I got a much better idea of what the book is and that I don't want to read it. I curi What To Read 2019/08/10
#13254 I talked about this on my stream at https://youtu.be/EiPMrvQYx5w?t=6360 curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/10
A trick for solving problems that should be possible but seem impossible Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/10
Owen Benjamin has been getting deplatformed. Here is some blatant fair use that YouTube copyright struck him for: https://twitter.com/OwenComedy/status/1158710740477456384 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/10
Playlist of my philosophy streams on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKx6lO5RmaeuXinlXLiZtm16HNE20KPdL curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/10
reply to #13246 Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/10
With one meaning, there can be times when you think all stealing is wrong. You have different ideas at different times. With the other one, you have a single idea at all times which says some stealing is wrong and some is right. In the one case, Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
>> then I think you're missing the point. > You seem to be missing the point that Alisa was speaking narrowly about limited issues, and then asked if you could point out a false statement. I wondered about that point, which is why I wrote this: Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Gene-interaction and 'personality' (free will part) PA Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
#13247 Start with individual tests. It's important to find patterns in the testing and refactor to have more generic tests which can replace 3+ previous tests. Same as normal DRY coding. If you have a bunch of one-line tests which just call a libra curi Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
#13265 Saying "Some people [...] believe that [X]" is not stating X. Saying something like "Sometimes I believe X" also is not stating X. > then I think you're missing the point. You seem to be missing the point that Alisa was speaking narrow Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
> If you can identify a single false statement in the post of mine to which you replied, I would appreciate hearing about it. I think believing the idea "that it's morally worse to lie to someone else than it is to lie to yourself" is a mistake. Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Scenarios in which you could lie to yourself w/out lying to others? Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
#13258 If you can identify a single false statement in the post of mine to which you replied, I would appreciate hearing about it. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
YouTube average watch time is buggy. Here it shows as being considerably longer than the stream's total time: [image] curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
I have read VoS but do not remember this part. I will revisit it. Thank you, Kate. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/09
Have you studied this essay by Rand (+ lots of other Oism material)? If not, maybe you'd get some insight from doing that. VoS — "How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?”: >And then, on some gray, middle-aged morning, suc Kate Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/09
My comment is a response to #13252. Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Morality isn't primarily about others Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Gene-environment interaction and 'personality' a different anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
lying Anne B Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Have Rand, Szasz or any other of the big thinkers anything to say on nostalgia? I have never been much for it, but as I have faced a rough half a year on a couple of fronts (personal as well as business) I have developed a strong nostalgia for the 80' Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/09
Gene-environment interaction and 'personality' Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
#13250 Thanks for the page update option in the meantime. I really like the new video postings. Unfortunately I haven't been able to join in live more than once, but having it available afterwards is very good and helps to understand the posts on a N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/08
To avoid lying to others, you have to avoid lying to yourself Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/08
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell got suspended from Twitter for sharing a video showing people making violent threats against *him* https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/07/mitch-mcconnell-campaign-suspended-from-twitter-for-highlightin Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/08
#13248 Cloudflare protection is back on for now. The bots came back after a few days of having it off. I have been busy. I will work on this problem but it may be over a week more before I do. In the meantime, if you don't want to wait you could find curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/08
> Arriving Today: Your Amazon package with Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Dishwand, #1 Selling Dishwand Brand (1 Dishwand Total). It's funny how they put advertisements/marketing/bragging into product titles. Makes sense though when Amazon is going to te Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/08
Is it on my part or does the RSS feed no loger work with the site? Because the Cloudflare looks to be disabled now, so that should no longer be the issue I reckon. I'm using Vienna. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/07
Unit tests for knowledge Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/07
>>I remember my mom told me that when I was like 4 years old I was trying to cut my lashes because my teacher said she liked my lashes or something like that. >Most people wind up seeking approval of others pretty early, but you were going the othe Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/07
#13241 Why doesn't he discuss Mises? Mises is better on every economic topic than Hayek. oh my god it's turpentine Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/06
#13236 I wrote: >> I could try to notice when I'm acting social (which is not THAT often, I think) Anon replied: > I'd guess it's most of the time, or at least most of the time you're around anyone other than family. Ok. I will modify my p Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/06
i like the idea of using non-intellectual activities as breaks, im going to try to do that because it doesnt seem like a hard thing to implement. >I write more, and edit less, than most writers. in the past, i did alot more editing than writin internetrules Writing Update 2019/08/06
#13241 I want some Objectivist intellectuals and leaders who *agree with Objectivism*. Is that too much to ask? Am I the only one? curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/06
https://www.hbletter.com/how-ayn-rands-philosophy-can-rescue-hayeks-economics/ > In economics, Hayek makes great contributions > But in philosophy, the story is different: Hayek is more conservative than radical. No mention of Rand calling H curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/06
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/08/06/nolte-new-york-times-changes-trump-headline-appease-far-left-extremists/ NYT wrote a factual headline describing a speech Trump gave. Leftists complained and NYT made the headline biased Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/06
#13233 Indeed, because doing Philosophy and changing anyone's mind/the way we educate people requires one: 1. To know the Philosophy. 2. Access to the institutions to then gain decision making authority in order to noticeably change them (within Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/06
> I could try to notice when I'm acting social (which is not THAT often, I think) I'd guess it's most of the time, or at least most of the time you're around anyone other than family. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/05
RIP DD curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
Cloudflare terminates service for 8chan Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13231 I do some remote, freelance software engineering too. It's easier to make money that way. Academia is possible – it can work – but I don't think it's a good option in general. Maybe if someone is already invested in it. But everything curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13204 Good point. Acting social is a major factor in lying. For one thing, acting social commonly involves telling *white lies*. I could try to notice when I'm acting social (which is not THAT often, I think) and to be extra alert for lies during Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/05
Jobs in society today Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
David Deutsch on Ayn Rand Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13226 Thanks very much! Makes sense. PA Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-299?e=6d10385a84 > London has vastly more security cameras than any other city in a democracy and is exploring face recognition. The [article link](https://www.ft.com/content/f4779de6-b1e0-11e Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/05
Cloudflare deplatformed 8chan. Will 4chan be next? https://new.blog.cloudflare.com/terminating-service-for-8chan/ Cloudflare's post calls the US First Amendment a "libertarian" policy (this is a hint that they disapprove of it) and distances the Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/05
#13218 I discussed this at https://youtu.be/iik19Zg_7NU?t=1025 (starts at 17min) curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13224 idk i haven't been following the details much. ppl should try reading Mises... None of the big actors understand economics so they're all making a mess. And that's not specific to the current leadership – if it wasn't Trump, it'd be someone e curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/05
What is your perspective on the recent stock market downturn that people are attributing to China's devaluation of their currency in response to Trump's tariff threats? Supposedly the currency devaluation is what the market is reacting strongly to. Do Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/05
> I'm the Anon who wrote #13206. > I remember my mom told me that when I was like 4 years old I was trying to cut my lashes because my teacher said she liked my lashes or something like that. > I explained this to my daughter and she said that Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/05
#13219 Stats are not *excluded*, they just aren't primary or sufficient. The approach needed is *critical rationalism*. It is an *epistemology* (philosophy of knowledge) which explains *how learning works*. In particular, we learn by *conjectures a curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/05
Historical pictures of the world trade center buildings. Click to other days for other pictures. A reminder of what was destroyed. http://historyloversclub.com/historical-pictures-of-the-world-trade-center-buildings/5/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
What to do if the following AS passage resonates a lot with me and is painful > "It is not any crime you have ever committed that infects your soul with permanent guilt, it is none of your failures, errors or flaws, but the blank-out by which you a Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/05
> You must try to explain what is causing X and Y to correlate so that you can determine first if it's a coincidence or not, and second you can know what kind of changes to the situation would affect it. What are some approaches to do this if stati Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/05
First question PA Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13215 https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/112996/any-followed-by-singular-or-plural-countable-nouns > [any] can modify either plural count nouns or singular mass nouns Idk if that's right, but you can read more from that page and oth Anonymous English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/08/04
> I also think that "then people will" should be replaced with "people will". If the sentence started with "If" instead of "Any times", then the part after the comma would be grammatically correct as it stands. Do you have a reason? Anonymous English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/08/04
"Any times" and "then" Alisa English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/08/04
re #13206 - not about science Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
What does the paper have to say about causes? From the conclusions section: > genetic measures are likely endogenous to family environment, so one must be careful before assigning a causal interpretation to the gene-outcome gradients that we observ curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
#13211 It's 95 pages. Not a "low bar"! Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
https://twitter.com/NWPapageorge/status/1157306414332878848 > It's clear most tweets are from ppl who did not read our paper. And he makes recurring complaints related to this like: > Publicly available genetic data linked to large data sets Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
If X correlates with Y in situation Z, you cannot know from that whether X will correlate with Y in situation W. You have *zero information* about that. (Even if you call the new situation Z2 and point out that it has many big similarities to Z). Y curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
Bad critics cause signal/noise problems. I guess he'd have more success getting worthwhile criticism on a discussion forum instead of on Twitter. Not that I think he actually wants it. Bad critics also provide a smokescreen to 1) pretend you addressed curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/705415 > We show that genetic endowments linked to educational attainment strongly and robustly predict wealth at retirement. This assumes a static culture. It doesn’t show that those genes curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
Twin studies don't understand causes and don't address what would happen in a different environment (like a different society and culture). But our society and culture change on a daily basis, they aren't constant, so twin studies are always wrong. Th Dagny Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
> Or it could be more complicated, e.g. maybe less infant smiling could result in more alienation from the parent which could tend to result in being better at math. That’s interesting. My mom said that she didn’t see me smile until 1 month ol Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
#13171 Unit tests for knowledge are basically the same concept as a library of criticism. That library of criticisms that you check new ideas against is your test suite. It needs to be built up gradually with *high quality* tests. People with a bunch curi Alisa Discussion 2019/08/04
#13203 You were visibly doing some social stuff (which is inherently not truth-oriented in some ways, which is similar to bias). Exaggerating some praise was one of the social things. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/03
Example of a lie: hand soap at the kitchen sink Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/03
> - for the cap kingdom boss, I noticed that after the first hit on the boss, smallant jumps onto 1 of the 3 green hats, ending the 3 hat sequence practically before it starts. When I tried it, I must have jumped on the wrong hat because the hat seque Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/08/02
Typos Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/02
Some thoughts on seasteading and medical tourism: 1) govts already tolerate medical tourism. Hosting Medical Tourism is not similar to running something super criminal where they might plausibly send the Navy out against u 2) people already trav Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/02
> that they were giving *me him* reliable info > Being in accurate Typos. Content makes sense. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/01
On lying and being inaccurate Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/01
can u teach me how to hack stuff bizzap Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
PHP is just terrible. Awful to use, awful design, total mess. It's far worse than sorta-comparable languages like ruby, python, perl, etc. curi Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Thanks, Curi. Since most of what I will be doing is considered small projects, Ruby it shall be. Btw, why never use PHP? It seems to be the most popular framework: https://www.similartech.com/categories/framework N Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
I don't strongly recommend Ruby. Other stuff, e.g. Swift or javascript, is OK. Ruby has better design principles (e.g. the consistent everything-is-an-object design vs. Python's inconsistent mix) and is more lisp-like and functional-programming-friend curi Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Curi, why do you recommend Ruby over Python (or any other language)? N Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Math N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/01
I'm combining *Simply Scheme* with https://poignant.guide to learn the fundamentals of coding as well as Ruby. It was great advice. My reason for doing this is that I always run in to the constraint of not having good enough coders (or any at all) N Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Calculating the number of 6-digit sequences in which each digit occurs at most 2 times Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/31
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuYAoLRVNGo Good parody of Tew. Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/31
it worked. thanks. Anonymous RSS Feed 2019/07/31
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #11 7:15 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/31
#13153 Will it work now? My post and comment RSS feeds were broken for me in Vienna due to Cloudflare's anti-DDOS mode. I just disabled that and the site doesn't seem to be under attack anymore and now the feeds work again. I also added the podcast fe curi RSS Feed 2019/07/30
#13184 Thanks. I will check it out. I'm interested trying out the game approach to changing habits. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
#13183 I dunno exactly but I talked about this on my stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z93KKNbycgo I'm not sure exactly where, I think it came up on and off, there's some stuff around 72min. One thing I suggested was watching Games Done Quick curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
What games do you recommend for speedrunning on Xbox 360? N Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
Error in #13154 Josh Jordan Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/30
> You should read the first paragraph of the page I linked. Does it make sense then? I already read that. No. Talking about plural *means* with the singular word *mean* does not make sense. And that page just never really explains what it's talking curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/30
https://medium.com/@thecratway/how-does-knowledge-grow-839256058ce > We seek out criticisms to our guess and look for methods to falsify it. If we falsify the guess then we guess something different and repeat. If we fail to falsify the guess, we a curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2019/07/30
#13177 I will move my programming questions there. Thanks, Curi. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/30
A "conjunction" joins two (occasionally more) *separate* things. Separate means non-nested: neither thing is inside the other. A conjunction goes *in between* things and it isn't part of the things in joins. Examples: "John *and* Sue went to the pa curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/07/30

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