curi blog discussion https://curi.us/comments/recent Explanations for the curious en-us curi curi's Microblogging
But socialization teaches people to be mean. It's kinda conflicting to assume I'm mean in socially normal ways that I don't actually say while also picking up on an anti-social vibe.]]>
Sat, 15 May 2021 19:56:16 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20566 https://curi.us/comments/show/20566
curi Critical Fallibilism Forum Fri, 14 May 2021 18:00:10 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20565 https://curi.us/comments/show/20565 curi Disowning Rami Rustom
When Rami started harassing me, he also started reaching out to CritRats to try to get allies. That's how and why he and Lulie are now in contact. She knows that (I emailed her when Rami first contacted her and she replied). She's knowingly and publicly allying with people for the purpose of working together to harass FI.]]>
Thu, 13 May 2021 23:13:13 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20564 https://curi.us/comments/show/20564
curi Disowning Rami Rustom
https://twitter.com/reasonisfun/status/1392616269862539270

> Old identity: rational egoist
>
> New identity: whim-worshipper]]>
Thu, 13 May 2021 23:05:46 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20563 https://curi.us/comments/show/20563
curi Disowning Rami Rustom
https://twitter.com/reasonisfun/status/1392616269862539270

![](https://curi.us/img/QQsVWwjZ3Ukuv7q-1121x567.png)]]>
Thu, 13 May 2021 23:05:00 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20562 https://curi.us/comments/show/20562
curi FI Learning Basecamp
Read a Basecamp archive at:

https://curi.us/basecamp/fi-learning-20858411/messages/index.html]]>
Thu, 13 May 2021 21:40:00 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20561 https://curi.us/comments/show/20561
curi FI Basecamp Update
Read a Basecamp archive at:

https://curi.us/basecamp/fi-learning-20858411/messages/index.html]]>
Thu, 13 May 2021 21:39:50 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20560 https://curi.us/comments/show/20560
curi curi's Microblogging
Worrying.]]>
Thu, 13 May 2021 04:44:33 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20559 https://curi.us/comments/show/20559
Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud
> https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1390828488949518337

https://christopherrufo.com/disney-backs-down/ :

> Yesterday, The Walt Disney Company responded to [my reporting](https://christopherrufo.com/the-wokest-place-on-earth/) about its divisive “diversity and inclusion” program with a statement defending the company’s commitment to “inclusivity.” The statement was riddled with errors and evasions, as I [noted on social media](https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1391854079744233472/photo/1).
> Today, multiple sources have told me that Disney has completely [removed its diversity and inclusion program](https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1392192481886806018) from the company’s website—effectively scrubbing it out of existence. My reporting had generated tens of millions of media impressions and a significant backlash from the public.]]>
Thu, 13 May 2021 01:31:28 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20558 https://curi.us/comments/show/20558
curi curi's Microblogging
https://slate.com/technology/2018/03/its-hard-to-criticize-science-without-looking-like-an-obsessive.html

> Can You Criticize Science (or Do Science) Without Looking Like an Obsessive? Maybe Not.

> We need to normalize the pursuit of accuracy as a good-intentioned piece of the scientific puzzle.

Haven't read yet but looks worth a read. Looks Paths Forward related.]]>
Wed, 12 May 2021 20:29:21 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20557 https://curi.us/comments/show/20557
curi curi's Microblogging
![](https://curi.us/img/XgswvHte2kGFeMI-1042x344.png)

the link in the tweet goes to:

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2021/05/10/the-javert-paradox-rears-its-ugly-head/]]>
Wed, 12 May 2021 20:24:46 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20556 https://curi.us/comments/show/20556
curi David Deutsch Lied About Me
What is DD now doing? One of the main things is he's absolutely refusing to deny the legitimacy of hurting me. He won't come out and say that I shouldn't be harassed.]]>
Wed, 12 May 2021 19:19:28 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20555 https://curi.us/comments/show/20555
Anonymous David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment
https://www.tiktok.com/@erinecurtis/video/6961068986503089413]]>
Wed, 12 May 2021 00:34:25 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20554 https://curi.us/comments/show/20554
oh my god it's turpentine Deplatforming and Fraud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmwcbMfZ6MU]]>
Tue, 11 May 2021 20:13:42 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20553 https://curi.us/comments/show/20553
Anonymous Politics Discussion
https://www.donaldjtrump.com/desk/desk-3e6evycucx/

![](https://i.imgur.com/FFsBR4c.png)]]>
Tue, 11 May 2021 20:06:40 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20552 https://curi.us/comments/show/20552
curi curi's Microblogging
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nVPJDelYNc]]>
Tue, 11 May 2021 17:34:06 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20551 https://curi.us/comments/show/20551
curi Alan Discussion Tue, 11 May 2021 16:58:09 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20550 https://curi.us/comments/show/20550 curi Alan Discussion
Point out to what standard, and for what purpose? If it was written better, it'd be easier to understand for more people (if they read it, but I think the blog is very low traffic), but I don't think I saw any writing errors where I couldn't quickly figure out what you meant.

> For the blog in general I aim to write about stuff that interests me.

I don't think the writing errors that I saw are relevant to that goal as written.]]>
Tue, 11 May 2021 16:53:37 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20549 https://curi.us/comments/show/20549
Alan Alan Discussion
For the blog in general I aim to write about stuff that interests me.]]>
Tue, 11 May 2021 07:27:23 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20548 https://curi.us/comments/show/20548
Alisa Alisa Discussion Tue, 11 May 2021 05:27:54 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20547 https://curi.us/comments/show/20547 Alisa Open Discussion (2021)
This guy plays a drum beat that'd normally be programmed on a computer. Reminds me of how people take TAS-only techniques in speedrunning and find a way to do them by hand.

Some of the comments on the video:

> Bro you know you can just do that on a computer right?

> Wow some of those rolls are so fast and accurate that if I only heard this I would have assumed they were computer generated. Incredible skill!

> Thats stunning. Never would think this can be done by other than composing software

> Way better than doing it on a computer. 💪 🔥 💯]]>
Tue, 11 May 2021 00:27:33 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20546 https://curi.us/comments/show/20546
curi Public Comments Disabled
The harassment did not stop. I did start deleting more harassing message, but the harassment has been ongoing and continued right up until I disabled comments. And I did document some of it recently, e.g. when Andy impersonated David Deutsch.]]>
Mon, 10 May 2021 21:39:12 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20545 https://curi.us/comments/show/20545
curi Alan Discussion
What are your goals with the article (and more generally the blog)?]]>
Mon, 10 May 2021 15:56:49 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20544 https://curi.us/comments/show/20544
Alan Alan Discussion Mon, 10 May 2021 08:07:05 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20543 https://curi.us/comments/show/20543 curi Jason Crawford Letter
I think it's because I didn't stop at pointing out that Tabarrok's repeated claim (about *Capitalism* not covering topics it covers extensively) was false. I also tried to analyze what that meant, which led to questioning Tabarrok's integrity and suspecting him of being a social climber.

> It looks like he leaves 50% of letters unreplied to, tho, and hasn't replied to any in the last ~6 months:

He should stop advertising himself as open to debate.]]>
Sun, 09 May 2021 23:00:48 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20542 https://curi.us/comments/show/20542
Max Jason Crawford Letter
> what the fuck??

One of the things I remember most vividly from P:WNI was the idea that there are only 3 legit reasons for govt. IDK how obvious it was to other ppl reading, but I found it hard to miss. To be sure I found the quote:

> The government is not a productive enterprise. It produces nothing. In respect to its legitimate functions—which are the police, the army, the law courts—it performs a service needed by a productive economy. When a government steps beyond these functions, it becomes an economy’s destroyer.

> Crawford emailed back to say that he is never going to reply because I'm "quick to make personal attacks" (that comment is a personal attack against me).

I thought your letter was solid and had appropriate tone and things. I liked it. It's hard to guess what he meant unless he considered the letter an attack (why ask to be debated?), the comments on Tabbarok an attack (not sure how this would make sense), or other stuff (mb he looked at curi.us and made up his mind based on other stuff).

It looks like he leaves 50% of letters unreplied to, tho, and hasn't replied to any in the last ~6 months: https://letter.wiki/JasonCrawford/received/]]>
Sun, 09 May 2021 22:56:05 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20541 https://curi.us/comments/show/20541
curi Alan Discussion
There are lots of smallish writing errors in this article. So I have a question: What are your goals with the article (and more generally the blog)?]]>
Sun, 09 May 2021 18:55:48 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20540 https://curi.us/comments/show/20540
Anonymous New Community Site Planning Update
one thing I have noticed is that "Fallibilism" seems like a particularly easy word to typo. Maybe it's the 3 L's and I's in fairly rapid succession. I don't have a better alternative - just sharing a thought.]]>
Sun, 09 May 2021 16:54:52 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20539 https://curi.us/comments/show/20539
oh my god it's turpentine Deplatforming and Fraud
https://twitter.com/realchrisrufo/status/1390828488949518337]]>
Sun, 09 May 2021 07:04:56 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20538 https://curi.us/comments/show/20538
oh my god it's turpentine Politics Discussion
Studies saying that ocean acidification affects fish behaviour were fraudulent.]]>
Sun, 09 May 2021 06:37:10 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20537 https://curi.us/comments/show/20537
curi Jason Crawford Letter Sun, 09 May 2021 03:27:07 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20536 https://curi.us/comments/show/20536 curi Open Discussion (2021) Fri, 07 May 2021 19:40:37 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20535 https://curi.us/comments/show/20535 Anonymous The CCP Coronavirus
> Hoaxes, lies and collective delusions aren’t new, but the extent to which millions of Americans have embraced them may be. Thirty percent of Republicans have a favorable view of QAnon, according to a recent YouGov poll. According to other polls, more than 70 percent of Republicans believe Mr. Trump legitimately won the election, and 40 percent of Americans — including plenty of Democrats — believe *the baseless theory that Covid-19 was manufactured in a Chinese lab*.]]>
Fri, 07 May 2021 16:44:16 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20534 https://curi.us/comments/show/20534
Anonymous The CCP Coronavirus
> It later turned out that the Lancet letter had been organized and drafted by Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance of New York. Daszak’s organization funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. If the SARS2 virus had indeed escaped from research he funded, Daszak would be potentially culpable. This acute conflict of interest was not declared to the Lancet’s readers. To the contrary, the letter concluded, “We declare no competing interests.”

> The Daszak and Andersen letters [stating that SARS2 didn't come from a lab] were really political, not scientific, statements...

>China’s central authorities ... did their utmost to conceal the nature of the tragedy and China’s responsibility for it. They suppressed all records at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and closed down its virus databases. They released a trickle of information, much of which may have been outright false or designed to misdirect and mislead. They did their best to manipulate the WHO’s inquiry into the virus’s origins, and led the commission’s members on a fruitless run-around.

> the National Institutes of Health was supporting gain-of-function [enhancements of viral capabilities] research, of a kind that could have generated the SARS2 virus, in an unsupervised foreign lab that was doing work in BSL2 biosafety conditions.]]>
Fri, 07 May 2021 16:39:42 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20533 https://curi.us/comments/show/20533
Max Friend Groups, Social Legitimacy, Abusers and No Contact Requests
Even though I'm somewhat familiar with a lot of the backstory, this post was good and helped me understand things more deeply. Thanks.

I have some new ideas about how I'll act in future (regarding the harrassment issue and broader hypocracy of the relevant critrats); tho the ideas aren't well formed yet.]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 23:39:15 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20532 https://curi.us/comments/show/20532
discourse alternative; mb worth looking into Max New Community Site Planning Update
Mb the featureset / integrations aren't competitive, tho.

Looks like the code is 50/50 typescript and scala. https://github.com/debiki/talkyard

The reason I like and use talkyard is that there's comments integration for blogs and it allows anonymous comments/posts. Here's an example of a forum thread that got created for comments, and the blog post where the comments are hosted:
- https://forum.voteflux.org/-11/comments-for-httpsvotefluxorg20160918party-meeting-2016-09-19
- https://voteflux.org/2016/09/18/party-meeting-2016-09-19/]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 23:10:48 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20531 https://curi.us/comments/show/20531
Max New Community Site Planning Update
> Discourse is pretty big and 5 years of development probably helped, and I don't think I need any plugins (except https if that requires one? i haven't looked into that at all).

I agree. The letsencrypt plugin was 3rd party when I used it (letsencrypt was really new at that point, but since then IME all the plugins and tools based on it are pretty easy and reliable)

#19

> i think those are all standard plugins, not third party, that are unlikely to cause trouble?

I guess that 1st party plugins will be supported -> unlikely to cause issues. They're probably structured as plugins to keep things maintainable and out of the core codebase (which makes sense). A lot of the plugins you mentioned sound useful.

#20

> not sure if oauth is a good idea or not. thoughts?

IMO it doesn't matter that much. It makes it easier for ppl to register I guess b/c there's no separate user/pass combo for the site. One *major* reason that oauth might be good is that it can be linked to existing accounts that have some reputation (e.g., github). might be useful for anti-spam/harassment. However, it might de-anon ppl depending on how discourse handles it (e.g., shows ppl the account mb; IDK how discourse works particularly in that regard).

#28

> maybe i should rename Friendly to something like "Learning and Discussion" and then say some friendly stuff in the description?

IDK; I think naming it Friendly and saying stuff about learning and discussion in the description might be better.

Some thoughts: It sort of feels like the friendly section is for practicing philosophy like you'd practice skills for a sport -- it's a section to *focus* on particular things. Whereas the unbounded section is more like actually competing in the sport/game/thing. Like: you don't get to reset if you make a mistake in a game, and you don't get to avoid criticisms in unbounded.]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 23:03:27 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20530 https://curi.us/comments/show/20530
curi New Community Site Planning Update
Off-topic discussions such as politics and news.

You can post about video games, food, tv, music, etc. You can post stuff that isn't intellectual or isn't of general interest.

Note: Any topic can go in Unbounded or Friendly if treated thoughtfully, e.g. using song lyrics as an example to criticize popular culture. But avoid starting debates about current politics outside of Other.]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 18:42:56 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20529 https://curi.us/comments/show/20529
curi New Community Site Planning Update
I moved more text out of the first paragraphs. Here are current full descriptions:

---

# Unbounded

Critical discussion seeking progress without topic boundaries.

Expect difficult criticism about topics that you didn't intentionally bring up. Some effort to follow up on your messages is expected.

Criticism may discuss your dishonesty, emotions, incompetence, evasion, patterns of error, discussion methodology, morality, or life decisions. You may be criticized for ending a topic without reaching a conclusion. Your time management and prioritization decisions may be criticized.

If you stop responding, people may still analyze what you said and critically discuss it without you. You can't take your posts back or delete them (you can say that you changed your mind, but can't hide the past).

Any thoughtful topics are fine except politics and news. Good topics include: philosophy, rationality, learning, thinking methodology, discussion organization, morality, memes, science, history, writing, grammar, math, evolution, programming, statistics, economics, political philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, parenting, education, relationships, atheism, skepticism, business, sales, marketing, art, design, social dynamics, culture, and decisions people face in their lives.

---

# Friendly

Discuss, think and learn with a friendlier atmosphere. Avoid tangential, meta or harsh criticism.

In Friendly, posters choose what topics they want to discuss. Suppose someone posts a physics question. Don't reply about how their question reveals that they're [dishonest](https://www.elliottemple.com/essays/lying), [emotional](https://fallibleideas.com/emotions) or [overreaching](https://fallibleideas.com/overreach). Don't criticize them for ending the discussion early or for not doing [Paths Forward](https://fallibleideas.com/paths-forward). Those would be topic changes away from their intended topic (physics). If you do want replies like that, put your topic in Unbounded.

Any thoughtful topics are fine except politics and news. Good topics include: philosophy, rationality, learning, thinking methodology, discussion organization, morality, memes, science, history, writing, grammar, math, evolution, programming, statistics, economics, political philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, parenting, education, relationships, atheism, skepticism, business, sales, marketing, art, design, social dynamics, culture, and decisions people face in their lives.]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 18:38:01 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20528 https://curi.us/comments/show/20528
curi New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 06 May 2021 17:54:07 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20527 https://curi.us/comments/show/20527 Justin Mallone New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 06 May 2021 17:54:03 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20526 https://curi.us/comments/show/20526 Justin Mallone New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 06 May 2021 17:52:47 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20525 https://curi.us/comments/show/20525 Anonymous New Community Site Planning Update
- Unbounded
- Learning & Discussion
- Other

is that it implies that learning and discussion do NOT go in unbounded, since they have their own separate category. but they are also what unbounded consists of.]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 17:51:33 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20524 https://curi.us/comments/show/20524
Anonymous New Community Site Planning Update
> do you having naming suggestions that'd be clearer?

could be something like "Criticism Level: Unbounded" and "Criticism Level: Friendly" to really try to emphasize what you're choosing between in the different forums, but that's maybe a bit long and I dunno how other fits in there]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 17:51:32 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20523 https://curi.us/comments/show/20523
curi New Community Site Planning Update
it's really the Bounded category but i don't want to name it that way. the point is you can pick unbounded or bounded discussion (or off topic for politics, news, gaming, food, music, celebs, movies, tv, etc, tho anything can be on topic if you actually analyze it and treat it seriously.

so philosophy discussion (very broadly), divided into bounded or not, and then off topic.]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 17:49:49 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20522 https://curi.us/comments/show/20522
curi New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 06 May 2021 17:46:48 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20521 https://curi.us/comments/show/20521 Anonymous New Community Site Planning Update
yes in Friendly

> Should there be a learning project category?

no, that goes in Unbounded or Friendly, your choice.

> Someone might read existing categories and see: 1) Debate zone, 2) Chit-chat, 3) Random. Are they gonna have a bad time?

do you having naming suggestions that'd be clearer?]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 17:46:11 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20520 https://curi.us/comments/show/20520
Anonymous New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 06 May 2021 17:44:23 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20519 https://curi.us/comments/show/20519 Anonymous New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 06 May 2021 17:41:02 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20518 https://curi.us/comments/show/20518 Anonymous New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 06 May 2021 17:40:24 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20517 https://curi.us/comments/show/20517 Anonymous New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 06 May 2021 17:39:00 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20516 https://curi.us/comments/show/20516 curi New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 06 May 2021 16:46:47 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20515 https://curi.us/comments/show/20515 curi New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 06 May 2021 16:39:11 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20514 https://curi.us/comments/show/20514 curi New Community Site Planning Update
https://www.discourse.org/plugins

subscriptions, sitemap, data explorer, checklist, oauth, docs, graphviz, footnote, mathjax

i think those are all standard plugins, not third party, that are unlikely to cause trouble?]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 16:38:42 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20513 https://curi.us/comments/show/20513
curi New Community Site Planning Update
![](https://curi.us/img/4AlMBsgYgZJnUdk-578x456.png)]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 16:37:48 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20512 https://curi.us/comments/show/20512
curi New Community Site Planning Update
If Discourse breaks too badly, they have export options, and also if necessary I could pay them to host it and then they'll make it work.]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 15:55:59 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20511 https://curi.us/comments/show/20511
Anonymous New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 06 May 2021 15:08:10 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20510 https://curi.us/comments/show/20510 Justin Mallone New Community Site Planning Update
> but we had some custom stuff, like a plugin for letsencrypt to do https

ya i think there's digital ocean stuff to do SSL. I haven't set it up yet because I wanted to keep things simple. I'm also a bit wary because I managed to trash my own sites trying to set up SSL before. Right now for my own sites I'm using CloudFlare "Flexible" SSL just so that modern browsers don't get all aggro about it]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 15:07:30 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20509 https://curi.us/comments/show/20509
Anonymous New Community Site Planning Update
I have some kind of attachment to/fondness for the Discord, even though I haven't used it much lately myself. I'm not offering that as a reason you should continue using it, though. And if you're not gonna use it then keeping it around looks bad in the same way that SENS linking a bunch of dead stuff looks bad.]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 15:05:39 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20508 https://curi.us/comments/show/20508
Max New Community Site Planning Update
Flux had a discourse forum for a while (mostly 2016-17) -- it died due to some persistant issue + failing upgrades. IDK if it played a role, but we had some custom stuff, like a plugin for letsencrypt to do https (that sort of thing is std/supported now I think); no super fancy custom stuff tho.

It's possible that I could have migrated the backup to a new version, but it was going to be many hours of work and ended up being too much hassel.

The persistant issues were getting worse over time; the site would become unresponsive and throw like error 500s and things. There wasn't anything obviously wrong that I found debugging; like the disk wasn't full, etc.

I found that the way they used docker and did upgrades through their own version manager tool thing made things a lot harder. Part of that problem was probably that I didn't do regular upgrades, so mb a cron job would have prevented my issues, IDK. Also, it meant that accessing backup data and attempting to do a manual restore was more complex.

IDK if any of this is relevant now considering the experience is like 4-5 years old now, but wanted to mention.]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 07:51:09 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20507 https://curi.us/comments/show/20507
curi New Community Site Planning Update
**Does anyone have criticism of Ghost and Discourse?** Any problems? Any reasons they won't be satisfactory for the next 10 years?

I'll stop using Mailchimp newsletter, Discord, Basecamp and google group. Use curi.us much less and leave it with only a few people with accounts being able to post comments.

I'll have two *YouTubes* (curi one and more curated CF one). I'll also keep *Gumroad* (I just updated that by bundling all the lower value products so it's better curated).

I think I'll stop updating my podcast and just put stuff on YouTube. I won't significantly use twitter, reddit, facebook, instagram, etc.

So consolidating to fewer things. Focusing on web articles, email, web forum, and YouTube. I won't have an active chatroom because I want people to use the forum instead.

For Subscribestar, I think I may delete all the perks, and also stop sending out extra content to people who pay.

My current plan is not to have a private or semi-private section of the forum, nor to have paid-only content with Ghost (which currently supports a single price tier of paid membership). I do plan to have a more gentle or casual forum section, with less scary unbounded criticism, which should provide some of what people want from privacy.

A forum account that can post will cost $20. The goal of the price is to improve discussion quality and reduce harassment.]]>
Thu, 06 May 2021 01:46:20 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20506 https://curi.us/comments/show/20506
curi Deplatforming and Fraud
Disqus deplatformed Frontpage Mag. The article mentions several other deplatformings FPM has faced.]]>
Wed, 05 May 2021 18:37:29 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20505 https://curi.us/comments/show/20505
Anonymous Politics Discussion
> Basecamp announced a new policy today: "No more societal and political discussions on our company Basecamp account".

looks like they are having major internal strife and people quitting over this

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/3/22418208/basecamp-all-hands-meeting-employee-resignations-buyouts-implosion]]>
Tue, 04 May 2021 02:59:38 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20504 https://curi.us/comments/show/20504
Alisa Alisa Discussion Mon, 03 May 2021 02:03:31 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20502 https://curi.us/comments/show/20502 Alisa Alisa Discussion
What follows are some of my notes on the part of the call where Elliot and I talked about this project. What I'm writing here is (almost) all stuff that's new to me that I learned on the call with Elliot. He tried multiple ways of explaining each thing until he found a way that made sense to me.

## Notes

I'm going to try making an outline of each chapter as I read. One goal of the outline is to help me understand the different ideas at different levels of abstraction and how they relate to each other. Kind of like if I were reading a large computer program (like the Linux kernel), I would make some kind of a diagram or text or something else that would help me understand how the different functions and parts of the program are related and what parts make up what other parts.

When I read a word, I don't think of each letter individually. I understand the word as a unit on its own that's independent of the letters. Similarly, I can understand the point of a sentence, after I've read it, without thinking of every individual word in the sentence.

One thing I thought of as I was writing these notes is how I understand the difference between boiling water and non-boiling water without consciously thinking of the individual motion of the atoms in the water. Temperature is made up of the energy of individual atoms, but I can also understand it on its own, without thinking about individual atoms.

This idea of understanding a higher level thing without consciously thinking of each lower level thing that goes into it also applies to paragraphs, sections, chapters, and even entire books. Some texts may do a better or worse job of giving you the outline or organization explicitly, similar to how some software source code is well organized and some isn't. But either way, the structure is there to be discovered. Otherwise it would be just a collection of random facts and trivia. I have to re-create that structure and organization in my own mind using the source text (and maybe other stuff) as a guide.]]>
Sun, 02 May 2021 02:34:26 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20501 https://curi.us/comments/show/20501
curi Disowning Rami Rustom Sun, 02 May 2021 00:29:25 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20500 https://curi.us/comments/show/20500 curi Discussion Methodologies
---

A fair discussion methodology I've used before is to write two things at a time: one where you control discussion flow and one where the other person does. (E.g. you ask one question and answer one question. Or you make one argument and respond to one argument. It's one thing of your choice and one of the other guy's choice.) If a person says multiple things at once in their part, the recourse is to answer only one thing. They can then repeat one that was not answered yet. Control in your half is absolute and you can drop any topic and jump to anything else at any time – if someone wants an answer to something you drop, they can bring it up in their half.

A different way to view this method is: have two parallel conversations and synchronize their speed (they each get one step simultaneously).]]>
Sat, 01 May 2021 19:26:17 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20499 https://curi.us/comments/show/20499
Bottom-swiping on iPhone to switch between apps Anonymous Open Discussion (2021)
https://thume.ca/2020/09/04/macos-tips/ :

> Swiping left and right on the home bar at the bottom of the screen on phones since the iPhone X quickly switches between recent apps. This is absolutely essential to how I use my phone and such a huge boost to multitasking fluidity I feel bad for all the people who don’t know about it.]]>
Sat, 01 May 2021 02:55:38 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20498 https://curi.us/comments/show/20498
Max New Community Site Planning Update
> People using your old code later and people criticizing you or your ideas later are pretty different experiences.

Maybe we have different ideas about the goal/context?

I was thinking they were similar b/c once you post in Unbounded then other discussions will use that post as a dependency. That seems like a similar situation. There are also other similarities, like between *ppl using your code for stuff you don't like* and *ppl having discussions you don't like*.

The goal of the disclaimer would be to make sure ppl knew what they were getting in to, and to help them realize that it's not just about the discussion they want to have. It marks a line in the sand, and ppl can't claim they weren't told.

Anon or pseudonymous accounts could be a useful thing here, too -- that option could be mentioned in the disclaimer. I guess that ppl who get criticism they don't want will react more intensely when it's tied to their IRL identity (which also means other stuff could come into it, like their job mb).]]>
Sat, 01 May 2021 02:07:15 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20497 https://curi.us/comments/show/20497
Anonymous Politics Discussion
> So Elie Mystal writing in the Nation lectures the country that “White people haven’t improved; I’ve just been able to limit my exposure to them.”[...]
> Damon Young, a senior editor of The Root and an occasional New York Times contributor, adds, “Whiteness is a public health crisis. It shortens life expediencies, it pollutes air, it constricts equilibrium, it devastates forests, it melts ice caps, it sparks (and funds) wars, it flattens dialects, it infests consciousnesses, and it kills people”
> Note the telltale verb “infests.”
> Substitute “Jewishness” for “whiteness,” and it would not be inflammatory to say that Young’s piece would have been normal fare for Der Stürmer circa 1935. Obviously, if whiteness is destroying all aspects of natural and human life, then what should be done about such an infestation—other than destroying the existential toxin’s source?

> Almost daily we read that requiring an ID to vote, in the manner of cashing a check, getting a vaccination, or boarding a flight, is white-perpetuated Jim Crow racism. The new farm bill will not allow strapped white farmers to apply for help. The city of Oakland will not extend aid to poor whites in a new pilot program. Note in the latter case there is no pretense of “white privilege” other than in minority-majority Oakland the absurd assumption that impoverished whites there are more privileged than poor nonwhites.]]>
Sat, 01 May 2021 01:48:20 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20496 https://curi.us/comments/show/20496
Anonymous Disowning Rami Rustom Thu, 29 Apr 2021 22:02:14 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20493 https://curi.us/comments/show/20493 Anonymous Disowning Rami Rustom
> When I first thought of attacks against Elliot Temple and said this group does not condone them, I was only thinking of severe stuff like doxing and DDoS attacks. I will now consider posting on Curi's blog when you have been banned as an attack. Please use this group to reply to anything he says instead.]]>
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 21:11:11 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20492 https://curi.us/comments/show/20492
curi curi's Microblogging
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwE9070oucE]]>
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 19:07:46 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20491 https://curi.us/comments/show/20491
Anonymous Disowning Rami Rustom
> We do not condone attacks on Elliot Temple.

But then Rami posted on the group calling ET "retarded", which is an attack, which makes it clear the group description is a lie. He also posts threats on Twitter and on his blog. And the people making the group have attacked ET's blog. They know they're banned (it's in the group name) but try to break through security and post anyway.]]>
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 18:27:58 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20490 https://curi.us/comments/show/20490
Anonymous New Community Site Planning Update Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:27:22 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20489 https://curi.us/comments/show/20489 Alisa Alisa Discussion Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:24:14 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20488 https://curi.us/comments/show/20488 curi Disowning Rami Rustom Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:21:25 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20487 https://curi.us/comments/show/20487 Alisa Alisa Discussion Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:20:27 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20486 https://curi.us/comments/show/20486 Max New Community Site Planning Update
I published some dart packages last year and the repository made a big deal about the idea that *publishing now is committing to publishing forever*. You can unlist and mark as discontinued, but can't delete. From memory there was a more detailed disclaimer (than their docs, below), but this was the best I could find. The other disclaimer came up when publishing a new package for the first time, IIRC.

IMO something like this could work. Like: a warning that you can opt out in future but you can't delete posts. (depending on policy)

![](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/754169572638326855/837243700114751508/unknown.png)

and the relevant admin options for context

![](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/754169572638326855/837245037422968862/unknown.png)]]>
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 08:33:34 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20485 https://curi.us/comments/show/20485
Anonymous What To Read
> I read Between Planets today. I liked it. It involves humans living on mars and venus, war, spies, and the importance of physics.

> I liked Sixth Column too. The US is conquered by the pan-asians (china conquered russia already). 6 military men in a mountain are alive and in possession of advanced science. they come up with a plan to take back the country.

Read Between Planets. Reading Sixth Column. Enjoyed/enjoying. And holy hell Sixth Column might be the least politically correct thing ever. I'm almost surprised you can still buy it given current cultural trends]]>
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 22:49:50 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20480 https://curi.us/comments/show/20480
curi curi's Microblogging
lol]]>
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 02:11:52 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20478 https://curi.us/comments/show/20478
Anonymous Disowning Rami Rustom
I meant threats]]>
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:42:13 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20477 https://curi.us/comments/show/20477
Anonymous Disowning Rami Rustom
What about murder as a first resort? You're actually still making assumptions about how he might be *reasonable* and only escalate as much as needed to win. But he's said that he won't be reasonable and will massively escalate early on, without warning, and will attempt to hurt people so much that they never fight back.

He's extremely dishonest and super disconnected from reality, and he's super narcissistic and arrogant, which makes all the treats more dangerous. The main mitigating factor is his incompetence, but unfortunately it doesn't take a lot of competence to be violent.]]>
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:41:47 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20476 https://curi.us/comments/show/20476
Anonymous Disowning Rami Rustom
> and by that same logic, I agree that I'm dangerous. I'm dangerous to people that want to commit evil. i'm dangerous in the sense that these people are not able to achieve their evil goals when I'm involved.

https://twitter.com/AskRamiRustom/status/1387115202399907841

> if you try to be dishonest with me, I do not accept that. if you try to fool the world, I do not accept that. that is below my standards. that's why you find it hard to deal with me. my presence destroys your evil goals.

https://twitter.com/AskRamiRustom/status/1387170478419283969

> the first option to end a fight is to walk away. but sometimes we don't have that option, in which case it's time to use overwhelming force. preferably one blow powerful enough so that the target does not have a 2nd chance.

> instead the fault likes squarely on the fucking asshole who started the fucking fight that I didn't want to fucking have.

Rami admits that he is dangerous to people that he believes have evil goals, are dishonest with him, or try to fool the world.

He believe that it is justified and right for him to use "overwhelming force" against those that are - in his opinion - trying to do evil, being dishonest, or starting fights with him.

He has not clarified what counts as trying to do evil, being dishonest, starting fights with him, trying to fool the world, etc. He has not clarified which things he believes require his overwhelming force to fight back against.

He seems to believe he is waging some sort of holy war, but has not said what this war is against. He is leaving it open: his war is against anyone who he disagrees with and believes is doing "evil" or being "dishonest".

He seems to believe Elliot started a fight with him. Rami repeatedly plagiarized Elliot and got multiple warnings and was allowed to correct his mistakes. He then started lying about Elliot and using Elliot's name and plagiarizing Elliot again to try to charge people money for his advice. Rami was again given the chance to correct his mistake, but this time chose not to. So Elliot wrote a single blog post disowning Rami, so that Rami would not be able to use Elliot's name to scam people out of money. And Rami somehow interprets this as starting a fight.

Rami hasn't even disputed the facts. He hasn't pointed out how anything Elliot says is a lie.

Who else could Rami decide has wronged him, and in what ways? There is no way to know. Rami will not clarify what he believes is evil or dishonest and deserving of anger and overwhelming force to stop it. There is no way to know who Rami might choose as a target.

And what is Rami willing do do? What does he believe is justified? He hasn't said. He has said he is willing to use "overwhelming force" and that he prefers to use force so strong that a single blow would knock out his opponent.

But what does he mean by this? Is he willing to resort to DDoSing to take out a website? Online stalking and harassment to try to silence someone? Doxxing to try to get other people to do the work for him? Is he willing to engage in irl stalking and harassment if the person won't stop? Swatting? Assault and battery? Murder if nothing else will stop what he believes to be "evil"?

He hasn't said. He hasn't put any limits on what he is willing to do.

But he believes he is right. He believes he is justified. He believes that he is fighting evil. He wants to be seen as dangerous. He wants people to fear him and join his side. He believes that he is fighting for good, and so overwhelming force is justified in wiping out evil. This is the same logic of the people who murder abortion providers. This is the same logic of the jihadists.

People like this are dangerous. Rami Rustom is dangerous. He has not backed down from any of his claims. He has not tried to explain that he didn't really mean what he said. Instead he has doubled down on his willingness to use force and on the fact that he believes he is justified.]]>
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:31:46 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20475 https://curi.us/comments/show/20475
Anonymous Disowning Rami Rustom
> the first option to end a fight is to walk away. but sometimes we don't have that option, in which case it's time to use overwhelming force. preferably one blow powerful enough so that the target does not have a 2nd chance.

Rami can't walk away because ... what? Rami is trying to use "overwhelming force" and a "powerful" "blow" (doesn't sound much like "minimum necessary force").

> sometimes there's collateral damage. that sucks. but i didn't start the fight. so it's not my fault.

Rami intends to knowingly hurt other people too, including innocents, and to refuse to accept any blame for doing it.

Rami also directed 4 cuss words at ET in one sentence.]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 23:12:45 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20474 https://curi.us/comments/show/20474
curi Disowning Rami Rustom Tue, 27 Apr 2021 21:08:39 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20473 https://curi.us/comments/show/20473 curi Disowning Rami Rustom Tue, 27 Apr 2021 21:06:50 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20472 https://curi.us/comments/show/20472 curi Disowning Rami Rustom
Rami subtweeting this thread and doubling down on being threatening.]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 21:05:40 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20471 https://curi.us/comments/show/20471
curi Disowning Rami Rustom Tue, 27 Apr 2021 21:00:40 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20470 https://curi.us/comments/show/20470 Anonymous Politics Discussion
![](https://i.imgur.com/6eDrd5k.png)

https://mobile.twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1387079533778571273]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 19:29:25 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20467 https://curi.us/comments/show/20467
Anonymous Politics Discussion
https://mobile.twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1386903154915258371]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 19:27:52 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20466 https://curi.us/comments/show/20466
curi Disowning Rami Rustom
By contrast, I spoke with him on Zoom before writing the blog post above, warned him under what circumstances I'd have to write a post like this, asked him to stop plagiarizing me and lying about me, and gave him yet another chance to stop. He pretended(?) to be friendly and said he'd stop and take action to make sure I didn't have to write this post. He said he'd fix stuff.

But then I didn't hear for him from a bit and then found I'd been kicked from his Facebook group without notification or reason. So it was clear to me that he wasn't taking the appropriate steps to fix the problems and was actually just super hostile.

Then he stalled when I asked about it.

He eventually admitted intentionally kicking me, though remained evasive. So I privately told him I was banning him over it and waited a couple more days and then posted this after he still wouldn't respond privately. And he still, today, he hasn't responded to me privately about being banned. He won't even try to engage in problem solving discussion. I spoke with him privately about my grievances before airing anything publicly. He cargo cults me a lot but he didn't cargo cult *that*.

Previously, Rami had always insisted he thought my posts were not mean, that he wanted criticism, that he liked how I talked with him on FI, etc. If he'd said he didn't like stuff or didn't want stuff, people would have treated him differently. It looks like he lied that he liked and wanted stuff, so people gave it to him, and then he built up a huge grudge about it, and now wants to fight and hurt us. Though it's hard to tell. Maybe he's just pissed about being banned because he thought I was perfect and this is like being banned from Galt's Gulch or Heaven, and it's just a matter of tribalism and the ban finally got him to switch tribes.]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 17:04:52 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20465 https://curi.us/comments/show/20465
curi Disowning Rami Rustom Tue, 27 Apr 2021 09:07:30 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20464 https://curi.us/comments/show/20464 Same person who wrote #2 Disowning Rami Rustom
> Self-defense is not abuse.

That is true. But Rami was not describing self-defence. He was describing using anger to intimidate and scare people.

Rami said that he would patiently wait for the right time then strike. That is not a normal description of self-defence, that is describing an attack. He said that if he thinks someone is trying to hurt his friends, he would escalate to anger, and that you won't like him when he is angry. That is a vague threat to hurt people that cross you or your friends, not a statement that you will make sure to take necessary defensive actions to protect people.

He repeatedly said he would "fight", which is also not a description of self-defence. He talked about how he would heal stronger for the next fight. He was describing a pattern of violence, and he was describing it as if he enjoys it and values that part of himself.

It's possible that he may think in his own mind that it is some kind of justified self-defence. That is common among abusers. It is also common for them to especially want to defend other people: it makes them feel even more justified in their violence and anger. They will make up excuses to hurt people, including that those people somehow crossed or threatened their friends or family.

If that is the case, that may make him more dangerous. Many abusers and even murderers and serial killers believe that they are justified or righteous.

Rami's description is not actually of someone trying to protect others, someone who willing to do what is needed in order to deal with real threats. He is making threats. He is trying to get people to come to his side by saying that you will be safer if you are on his side, since he is angry and violent and he uses that anger against anyone he perceives to be an enemy.

Of course, it is NOT safer to be on the side of a dangerous abuser. It is safer to never go anywhere near such a person.

> A person who admits they get angry and warns their enemies is not an abuser.

That's just not true. Many abusers admit to getting angry. They will say things like they have a short fuse. Some will say they are working on it, trying not to get angry. Some will blame the victims of their abuse for their anger.

Abusers of all types admit to being angry people, having anger management issues, etc. It is incredibly common. I'm not sure where you got the idea that abusers don't admit anger.

Or are you saying if they admit their anger, they don't count as abusers? So, for example, a man who admits to anger issues and also beats his wife and eventually murders her doesn't count as an abuser, because he admits his anger? If that is your claim, then you are just redefining words.

By the way, these kinds of things are common tactics of abusers. It is common for abusers to pretend they are acting to defend others. It is common for abusers to admit their anger. It is common for abusers to make these kinds of open threats because they think they are justified, they think they are saying something good about themselves.

If you aren't familiar with that kind of thing and you doubt me, you should read more about abusers and patterns of abuse.

Rami actually has other common traits of abusers, but I didn't bring them up because I only wanted to talk about the things he clearly indicated in that particular blog post. I could go through his other public writing and find more abusive traits, but my goal here wasn't to give an exhaustive list of the things I think are wrong with Rami. It was just to warn other people not to get involved with him because I think he is dangerous.

If you don't want to listen to my warning, that's your decision. I can't make other people's decisions for them, and I don't want to control other people. I just wanted to give a clear warning so that other people could see it and make up their own minds.]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 08:42:08 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20463 https://curi.us/comments/show/20463
Anonymous Disowning Rami Rustom A person who admits they get angry and warns their enemies is not an abuser.
An abuser hides under sheep skin. Pretends to be the good guy. Deceives everyone.
People like Felix Wade are abusers. Felix Wade deceived everyone so well that to this day I haven't seen anyone else but me warning how dangerous Felix Wade is.]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 07:43:06 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20462 https://curi.us/comments/show/20462
Anonymous Politics Discussion Tue, 27 Apr 2021 03:15:58 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20461 https://curi.us/comments/show/20461 Anonymous Alisa Discussion
> > My BMI is 29.5

> On March 10, 2021, my BMI was 28.7.

> Today, April 26, my BMI is 29.3. I got a bit fatter since March 10, but not quite as fat as I was in January.

> > - enter everything I eat into an app that tracks calories, macronutrients, and net carbs

> I hadn't been tracking data every day. I decided to eliminate the gaps. On March 1, 2021, I added a column to my daily spreadsheet to help remind me to enter calories. Since then, I've been tracking every calorie I eat. Sometimes I go out to eat or I eat at someone's house where I don't want to weigh my food. In those cases, I just put in my best estimate. Like if I have 3 fried chicken wings, I put in 3 fried Popeye's chicken wings (which the program knows the calories for). Or if I have some dessert, I put in my best estimate of how much it weighed.

Estimates can be fine. The more you measure stuff at home when you have the opportunity, the better you'll get at eyeballing stuff. You can also find portable digital scales.

> Along with the calories I ate each day, I also enter into my spreadsheet what my Apple Watch says were my "Move" calories for the day. I think that's meant to be close to the calories I burn from motion, above and beyond the calories burned by my basal metabolism.

if you go to Activity iphone app and tap the wheel at the top, you'll see both "Move" and below that and a graph a "Total" calories figure that includes basal

> I read somewhere that, at least over short periods, a pound of fat is gained when you eat 3500 calories more than you burn. Using that info, I calculated that if my calories in minus move calories equals about 1850 per day (and my overall lifestyle stays the same and I keep recording my calories the same way), then I would basically maintain my weight. On any day where I eat more than 1850 calories, I would gain weight, unless I balance it out with move calories or by eating less on another day.

FWIW i've found that many estimates of basal that i've seen are egregious overestimates. Yours may be fine though. The apple watch calculation i get for total calories seems pretty on point]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 03:14:17 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20460 https://curi.us/comments/show/20460
Anonymous Politics Discussion
> Basecamp was reputed to be the most aggressively woke company in SV; really curious what it must have been like to induce this reversal -- no more political convos, no more committees: "Back to basics, back to individual responsibility, back to work" https://world.hey.com/jason/changes-at-basecamp-7f32afc5 [screenshot of text below]

>> 1. No more societal and political discussions on our company Basecamp account. Today's social and political waters are especially choppy. Sensitivities are at 11, and every discussion remotely related to politics, advocacy, or society at large quickly spins away from pleasant. You shouldn't have to wonder if staying out of it means you're complicit, or wading into it means you're a target. These are difficult enough waters to navigate in life, but significantly more so at work. It's become too much. It's a major distraction. It saps our energy, and redirects our dialog towards dark places. It's not healthy, it hasn't served us well. And we're done with it on our company Basecamp account where the work happens. People can take the conversations with willing co-workers to Signal, Whatsapp, or even a personal Basecamp account, but it can't happen where the work happens anymore. Update: David has shared some more details and more of the internal announcement on his HEY World blog.
>>
>> 2. No more paternalistic benefits. For years we've offered a fitness benefit, a wellness allowance, a farmer's market share, and continuing education allowances. They felt good at the time, but we've had a change of heart. It's none of our business what you do outside of work, and it's not Basecamp's place to encourage certain behaviors — regardless of good intention. By providing funds for certain things, we're getting too deep into nudging people's personal, individual choices. So we've ended these benefits, and, as compensation, paid every employee the full cash value of the benefits for this year. In addition, we recently introduced a 10% profit sharing plan to provide direct compensation that people can spend on whatever they'd like, privately, without company involvement or judgement.
>>
>> 3. No more committees. For nearly all of our 21 year existence, we were proudly committee-free. No big working groups making big decisions, or putting forward formalized, groupthink recommendations. No bureaucracy. But recently, a few sprung up. No longer. We're turning things back over to the person (or people) who were distinctly hired to make those decisions. The responsibility for DEI work returns to Andrea, our head of People Ops. The responsibility for negotiating use restrictions and moral quandaries returns to me and David. A long-standing group of managers called "Small Council" will disband — when we need advice or counsel we'll ask individuals with direct relevant experience rather than a pre-defined group at large. Back to basics, back to individual responsibility, back to work.]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 03:13:54 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20459 https://curi.us/comments/show/20459
Weight loss project update Alisa Alisa Discussion
> My BMI is 29.5

On March 10, 2021, my BMI was [28.7](https://curi.us/comments/show/20139).

Today, April 26, my BMI is 29.3. I got a bit fatter since March 10, but not quite as fat as I was in January.

> - enter everything I eat into an app that tracks calories, macronutrients, and net carbs

I hadn't been tracking data every day. I decided to eliminate the gaps. On March 1, 2021, I added a column to my daily spreadsheet to help remind me to enter calories. Since then, I've been tracking every calorie I eat. Sometimes I go out to eat or I eat at someone's house where I don't want to weigh my food. In those cases, I just put in my best estimate. Like if I have 3 fried chicken wings, I put in 3 fried Popeye's chicken wings (which the program knows the calories for). Or if I have some dessert, I put in my best estimate of how much it weighed.

Along with the calories I ate each day, I also enter into my spreadsheet what my Apple Watch says were my "Move" calories for the day. I think that's meant to be close to the calories I burn from motion, above and beyond the calories burned by my basal metabolism.

I read somewhere that, at least over short periods, a pound of fat is gained when you eat 3500 calories more than you burn. Using that info, I calculated that if my calories in minus move calories equals about 1850 per day (and my overall lifestyle stays the same and I keep recording my calories the same way), then I would basically maintain my weight. On any day where I eat more than 1850 calories, I would gain weight, unless I balance it out with move calories or by eating less on another day.

I plan to continue recording my calories in and move calories every day. I'll also continue to record my weight periodically and see how I'm doing. I want to see whether this careful calorie tracking together with the knowledge of where my calorie break-even point is will help me make decisions that I'm satisfied with about what to eat and how much to exercise.]]>
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 03:03:07 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20458 https://curi.us/comments/show/20458
Anonymous Disowning Rami Rustom Mon, 26 Apr 2021 23:45:17 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20457 https://curi.us/comments/show/20457 Same person who wrote #2 Disowning Rami Rustom
Rami might believe that his abuse and vengefulness is justified because he only uses it when he is truly in the right. Here is the quote including *when* he was saying he would escalate to anger:

> But if you try to hurt someone in my tribe, that is *not* ok with me. You will have to deal with me. Don't expect me to be nice. And if you don't back down *immediately*, I will have to escalate to anger.

This means he will escalate when *he believes that you hurt someone in his tribe*. But when will that be? Does he have infallible knowledge of that? What if you have a disagreement with one of his friends, and you *both* think that you are being hurt by the other person? What if one of his friends thinks you are hurting them, but you think you are not?

These are *disagreements*. But Rami is saying that he will not tolerate disagreements. If you do not immediately concede to him when he thinks he is right about this sort of thing, then he will hurt you. He doesn't leave room for discussion. He doesn't acknowledge his own fallibility. He doesn't have any way to correct errors.

It is best to avoid Rami AND avoid his friends. Because Rami won't just hurt you if he disagrees with you. He will also go out of his way to make patient premeditated attacks on you when his *friends* disagree with you. Getting involved with any of his friends is also putting you at risk of being on the receiving end of his vengeful anger.

And he uses this as an argument for being his friend. When he says, "It's good to be my friend. It's not good to be my enemy.", one of the things that is implied is that it is good to be his friend because he will fight other people for you. He will make attacks against the people that you have disagreements with, if you perceive those disagreements as the other person hurting you in some way. There is a whole paragraph before that was about how he fights other people's battles for them, with his vengeful anger.

These are the full paragraphs I originally quoted from:

> People are attracted to me. I am respectful. They seek my help and I gladly accept the responsibility. Sometimes they let me fight their fights for them. And I win my fights. I take them seriously, more than anyone else. I don't back down. I'm patient. I wait for the right time, and then I strike. Collateral damage.. on *me*? No problem. I'm trained for that. It's second nature now. I will heal. And I will heal stronger, making me that much better for my next fight. If you try to hurt me, I have thick skin, so I'll be ok. But if you try to hurt someone in my tribe, that is *not* ok with me. You will have to deal with me. Don't expect me to be nice. And if you don't back down *immediately*, I will have to escalate to anger.

> 
You won't like me when I'm angry.


>It's good to be my friend. It's not good to be my enemy. So come to my side. The other side will not win. Good is stronger than evil.

There are more things wrong in those paragraphs than what I pointed out. (And even more things wrong with the entire blog post.) I just wanted to point out the thing that I thought was the most urgently important: Rami is admitting to be a dangerous, abusive person, who will willfully hurt you in premeditated ways if you disagree with him in a way that he believes justifies his abuse. You should stay away from him. And you should also stay away from any of his friends.]]>
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 23:39:39 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20456 https://curi.us/comments/show/20456
Same person who wrote #2 Disowning Rami Rustom
My quotes left off the italics from Rami's blog post. This quote had italics in it:

> Don't expect me to be nice. And if you don't back down *immediately*, I will have to escalate to anger.

Notice that he emphasizes "immediately". He doesn't just want you to back down and concede to him: he wants you to do it *immediately*, with no discussion, no thought. If Rami disagrees with you, you have to immediately concede, or else he will "escalate to anger" and "You won't like [him] when [he's] angry.". In other words, if you don't back down immediately, *he will hurt you*.]]>
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 23:13:14 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20455 https://curi.us/comments/show/20455
Anonymous Disowning Rami Rustom
https://archive.is/uhGHy]]>
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 23:06:48 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20454 https://curi.us/comments/show/20454
Rami is dangerous. Do not get involved with him Anonymous Disowning Rami Rustom
There are a bunch of things wrong with it: flawed arguments, bad logic, inconsistencies, etc.

But the most important thing, in my opinion, is that Rami is admitting to be an abusive person in his own post, in a way that is visible even without knowing the whole context or checking any other sources.

Here are some quotes from his blog post:

> And I win my fights. I take them seriously, more than anyone else. I don't back down. I'm patient. I wait for the right time, and then I strike.

And:

> Don't expect me to be nice. And if you don't back down immediately, I will have to escalate to anger.

> You won't like me when I'm angry.

> It's good to be my friend. It's not good to be my enemy. So come to my side. The other side will not win. Good is stronger than evil.

So Rami is admitting here that he purposely tries to hurt people in a willful and premeditated way. He is admitting that he plans his revenge against people so that he can "strike" at the "right time". He is admitting that he gets angry at people who he disagrees with, if they do not "back down immediately", and uses his anger against them.

"You won't like me when I'm angry." is a threat. He is threatening anyone who disagrees with him and refuses to concede. He is threatening to get angry and do something to them that they will not like. He is trying to show that he is scary and intimidating, and you should be careful not to disagree with him.

"It's good to be my friend. It's not good to be my enemy." is a common tactic of abusers. It is similar to a protection racket. He is threatening people into being his "friend": if you aren't his friend, then you will be his enemy. And you won't like being his enemy because he will use his anger against you in a longterm, patient, premeditated attack on you. He will hold onto his grudge against you and strike when he can hurt you the most.

He is using the threatening language of an abuser.

The safest thing to do with people like that is to *not get involved with them at all*. Don't get on their radar. Don't try to be their friend. They will turn on you if you stop agreeing with them, or if you do something they don't like. And once they turn on you, they will feel justified using their anger against you and trying to hurt you in intentional and premeditated ways.

Rami is admitting to being a dangerous, abusive, vengeful person in this post. He is admitting to using his anger to intentionally hurt people he disagrees with. The safest thing to do is to stay away from him entirely.]]>
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 23:03:50 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20453 https://curi.us/comments/show/20453
Alisa Alisa Discussion Mon, 26 Apr 2021 20:16:24 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20452 https://curi.us/comments/show/20452 5m 8s SMB1 run Alisa Alisa Discussion
In my [previous run](https://youtu.be/yj33tcxLY0g), it blanked starting at frame 7939. The start frame was 185, so that's 7754 frames into the game. Pretty close to what happened this time.

In both runs, the blank screen seems to happen right as Mario touches the wall above the pipes near the end of 4-2.]]>
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 19:35:33 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20451 https://curi.us/comments/show/20451
Julia New Community Site Planning Update Sun, 25 Apr 2021 23:30:45 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20450 https://curi.us/comments/show/20450 curi Jason Crawford Letter
primarily]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 19:07:59 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20449 https://curi.us/comments/show/20449
curi Jason Crawford Letter
Looks like he never said anything significant about Oism. He read about it and could answer primary newbie questions using sources (so lots of giving first level answers but not more advanced, complicated answers about nuances).]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 18:37:20 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20448 https://curi.us/comments/show/20448
curi Jason Crawford Letter
> Some of my top posts:

So I click one on a topic of interest to me:

https://jasoncrawford.org/steve-jobs

It says almost nothing. How is that on his top posts list? It's also bizarre.

It reminds me of a theme I noticed with the Roots of Progress posts:

The best posts were book summaries with lots of quotes. They didn't share and explain much of his own thinking.]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 18:12:30 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20447 https://curi.us/comments/show/20447
curi Jason Crawford Letter
https://www.quora.com/profile/Jason-Crawford/Objectivism/answers

![](https://curi.us/img/MTgm3nLXWdvLZxp-610x576.png)

A lot more recent than 2013 but still a while ago. And you will note both of those answers are leftist-friendly (and I think the Trump one is wrong).

He has also tried to heavily downplay Oism's incompatibility with gun control,and written things like:

> Rand did not advocate for a “minimum” state

what the fuck??

> If you want to read a single book to understand Rand’s philosophy, the best is probably Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, by Dr. Leonard Peikoff. I

dear god no. actually reading Rand is better.

>> Why don't we popularize Ayn Rand in countries where there are big governments?

> Actually, Rand’s influence is already growing in some countries with authoritarian governments. Here’s what Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, said in a 2014 interview about China (he had recently traveled there):

He's kinda implying that the US doesn't have an authoritarian government. Oism certainly would say it does.

>> Would Ayn Rand be considered left or right wing?

> Neither. She saw today’s political left vs. right as a false dichotomy:

That's April 2017 and he doesn't want to admit to even being "considered" right wing (she clearly would be *considered* right wing).

>> Do you find it difficult to be an Objectivist in today’s economy? Why and how?

> No. Objectivism is about understanding and living by a philosophy. What would the economy have anything to do with it?

This one is weird and unhelpful (question is vague but IMO the answer is worse cuz Oism is not just about philosophy and says a lot about the economy, and one could easily give some more useful answers e.g. about how e.g. dealing with a bunch of govt red tape can feel worse if you have philosophical objections to that red tape and think it shouldn't exist, and an Oist might choose to retreat from the world instead of dealing with that crap to try to productively help ppl who don't want and respect it enough ... but otoh understanding the issues well – what the govt is, how the red tape actually works, etc – can help you deal with it better).]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 17:45:43 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20446 https://curi.us/comments/show/20446
curi Jason Crawford Letter
OK seriously fuck them!]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 17:35:00 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20445 https://curi.us/comments/show/20445
curi Jason Crawford Letter Sun, 25 Apr 2021 17:34:07 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20444 https://curi.us/comments/show/20444 curi Jason Crawford Letter
https://jasoncrawford.org/ayn-rand-and-silicon-valley

https://archive.org/details/podcast_philosophy-in-action-podcast-_218-interview-jason-crawf_1000160233582

https://freeobjectivistbooks.org/about

> This site is a private project by Jason Crawford, of The Rational Egoist.

https://rationalegoist.com

You can see e.g. he blogged about Oism from 2009-13:

https://rationalegoist.com/blog/

Based on the post titles, he did not say why he stopped.]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 17:32:07 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20443 https://curi.us/comments/show/20443
typo curi Jason Crawford Letter
should be "people who"]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 17:26:02 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20442 https://curi.us/comments/show/20442
curi Jason Crawford Letter
I don't expect a positive response to my Letter (if any) because he's too invested in his career in social networking related to people that I challenged. Figured I'd give him a chance to show he actually does have integrity though, just in case. Plus I said things in the Letter that I would say to other people anyway; it was pretty generic and works fine as a blog post.

The time delay on a response so far is a bad sign. (Not even a preliminary response like a Slack DM. He knows I joined the Progress Studies Slack recently. He replied to me twice there in minor ways shortly before I posted my Letter. Actually that was a bad sign too. I provided some information about my association with DD and some stuff I've made like BoI explainer videos and he saw it and said something friendly but hasn't shown any interest in actually learning from it or asking me any questions about BoI. Typical but meh.)]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 17:24:39 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20441 https://curi.us/comments/show/20441
curi Jason Crawford Letter Sun, 25 Apr 2021 17:18:12 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20440 https://curi.us/comments/show/20440 Anonymous Jason Crawford Letter Sun, 25 Apr 2021 17:16:06 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20439 https://curi.us/comments/show/20439 curi No Contact Request Sun, 25 Apr 2021 04:15:28 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20438 https://curi.us/comments/show/20438 curi David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment
Scott did not email.]]>
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 03:38:10 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20437 https://curi.us/comments/show/20437
Anonymous David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment Is this concern-trolling?]]> Sun, 25 Apr 2021 03:35:57 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20436 https://curi.us/comments/show/20436 oh my god it's turpentine Deplatforming and Fraud
https://mobile.twitter.com/The_Kyle_Mann/status/1385698963483873282]]>
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 12:10:22 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20433 https://curi.us/comments/show/20433
Alisa Alisa Discussion
- getting monthly philosophy coaching from Elliot
- having well-defined projects to work on
- doing something on my projects every day and tracking what I did in a [spreadsheet](https://curi.us/2204-alisa-discussion#20007)

I'm considering posting only the following kinds of posts:
- periodic higher-level updates, such as in the [learning updates thread](https://curi.us/2377-learning-updates-thread)
- posts I make when I have something I already want to share (without trying to find something to share)]]>
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 05:28:16 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20432 https://curi.us/comments/show/20432
Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud https://archive.ph/tHfbp

![](https://i.imgur.com/GCZeaoi.png)

babylon bee responds
https://mobile.twitter.com/TheBabylonBee/status/1385218922006425615
![](https://i.imgur.com/sPOPyvX.png)

![](https://i.imgur.com/WxYyK27.png)]]>
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 23:21:09 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20431 https://curi.us/comments/show/20431
Another hyperthreading test jordancurve Open Discussion (2021) Fri, 23 Apr 2021 02:02:18 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20430 https://curi.us/comments/show/20430 Anonymous Politics Discussion
![](https://i.imgur.com/FVUFkev.jpg)]]>
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 01:27:09 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20429 https://curi.us/comments/show/20429
Anonymous Politics Discussion
https://unherd.com/2021/04/how-anarchists-captured-portland/]]>
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 00:35:33 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20428 https://curi.us/comments/show/20428
Anonymous Politics Discussion
one person's perspective on how their hometown has changed. excerpt:

OPINION: I no longer recognize Minneapolis. I no longer want to live here.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minneapolis is my home. My happiest memories are here. It’s where I learned to ride a bike, had my first date, received my high school diploma.

But today, I’m too afraid to even walk in my neighborhood by myself.

The ACE Hardware down the street? The one that I used to bike to in the summer? Robbed twice in the past five days.

The Walgreens next to my elementary school? Molotov cocktail thrown into it.

The Lake Harriet Bandshell, where we spent countless Mother’s Days? Homeless encampment popped up next door.

These are the things you don’t read about in the news.

Ten minutes from my house, at 38th and Chicago, there is still an autonomous zone. Police are not allowed to enter. Residents have died because medical authorities couldn’t get through, and carjackers (of which there are MANY) will speed into the zone to escape officer pursuit.

My favorite dinner theater canceled its production of Cinderella because it was “too white.”

My church — my beloved, tiny, Lutheran church — organized social justice marches for our congregation while refusing to reinstate in-person services (they’re still virtual, by the way).

And how about the week of the 2020 riots?

We lived under a curfew for days while looters seemingly roamed freely. Friends fled their home at 3:30 a.m. because the auto parts store behind them was on fire. And then we watched in horror as our City Council members demanded that the city defund the police — as they hired armed security for themselves.

I no longer recognize Minneapolis. I no longer want to live here. We are done, and I am leaving.]]>
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 20:19:56 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20427 https://curi.us/comments/show/20427
Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud
![](https://curi.us/img/gse33qypbyN1w2V-1018x760.png)

![](https://curi.us/img/LEMiXdlvngmHAZA-960x819.png)]]>
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 15:52:10 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20426 https://curi.us/comments/show/20426
curi David Deutsch Lied About Me Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:18:04 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20425 https://curi.us/comments/show/20425 curi David Deutsch Lied About Me
Lulie publicly *lying* that I (or my websites) don't exist (and that Alan, Justin and others don't exist or don't have blogs). She knows I've written about non-coercion e.g. at http://fallibleideas.com/avoiding-coercion]]>
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 04:17:46 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20424 https://curi.us/comments/show/20424
Anonymous Andy B Harassment Continues Thu, 22 Apr 2021 02:47:34 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20423 https://curi.us/comments/show/20423 Anonymous Andy B Harassment Continues
pretty sure it's andy tho. > 5 pieces of evidence.]]>
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 02:45:21 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20422 https://curi.us/comments/show/20422
Anonymous Andy B Harassment Continues
https://twitter.com/SeekingApatheia

https://seeking-apatheia.blogspot.com]]>
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 02:40:57 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20421 https://curi.us/comments/show/20421
Anonymous Andy B Harassment Continues Thu, 22 Apr 2021 02:16:30 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20420 https://curi.us/comments/show/20420 380 on 1-1 underground section in SMB1 Alisa Alisa Discussion
Kosmic spends about 2m 20s of his SMB1 speedrun tutorial talking about "[the famous 380](https://youtu.be/kyZ4yF3ynsA?t=120)". Today I did it by accident, but I had recorded it, and I watched the recording frame-by-frame and remembered the way I had pushed the buttons. I also kind of remembered the way it looked different and felt that time, and I could recognize when I wasn't doing it the 380 way. Eventually, I was able to figure how I did it and even re-create it a few times. Once I master that, my 1-1 will be on pace for a sub-5-minute time. My 4-2 is already there (it's the easiest level), as is my 8-3.]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 23:15:47 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20419 https://curi.us/comments/show/20419
Anonymous Politics Discussion
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Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:12:12 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20418 https://curi.us/comments/show/20418
jordancurve Open Discussion (2021) Wed, 21 Apr 2021 03:59:25 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20417 https://curi.us/comments/show/20417 Hyperthreading performance jordancurve Open Discussion (2021)
Then I found out how many threads my server had, which is 2 × the number of sockets (2) × the number of cores per socket (10). I used the program `lscpu` to get this info:

CPU(s): 40
Thread(s) per core: 2
Core(s) per socket: 10
Socket(s): 2

I read that recent versions of Go will, when running tasks in parallel, [use every thread (called "CPU(s)" above) available at the start of the program](https://dave.cheney.net/tag/gomaxprocs):

> As of Go 1.5, the default value of GOMAXPROCS is the number of CPUs (whatever your operating system considers to be a CPU) visible to the program at startup.

For the test, I first ran the program with 1 thread. It took 4.9 seconds. With 20 threads it took 5.2 seconds. With 40 threads it takes 6.2 seconds. That's 4.9 × 40 CPU-seconds worth of work, which it does in 6.2 seconds. That works out to an improvement of about 30x over using only 1 thread. That's better than the roughly 20x improvement I would expect if there were only 20 cores with 1 thread per core and less than the 40x improvement I would expect if I had 40 cores (cores per socket * sockets).

I also ran the program with 80 threads, and it took 12.3 seconds. That's still approximately a 30x improvement (4.9 × 80/12.3). So that seems to be the ceiling for this workload.I also ran the program with 80 threads, and it took 12.3 seconds. That's still approximately a 30x improvement (4.9 × 80/12.3). So that seems to be the ceiling for this workload.]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 03:55:01 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20416 https://curi.us/comments/show/20416
curi curi's Microblogging
https://rootsofprogress.org/andrew-carnegie-autobiography]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:54:47 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20415 https://curi.us/comments/show/20415
Anonymous curi's Microblogging
Guns Germs Steel is criticized in their FAQ:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/wiki/historians_views#wiki_historians.27_views_of_jared_diamond.27s_.22guns.2C_germs.2C_and_steel.22

Here's a search for him on the subreddit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/search?q=jared+diamond&restrict_sr=on&sort=relevance&t=all]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:08:01 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20414 https://curi.us/comments/show/20414
curi curi's Microblogging
> Jared Diamond’s claim that agriculture was “the worst mistake in the history of the human race”

wait wtf? i had no idea Diamond was *that* bad. i think DD didn't know either, hence no mention in BoI.

i had to google for a source. it's a 1987 article by Diamond:

http://www.zo.utexas.edu/courses/Thoc/Readings/Diamond_WorstMistake.pdf

skimmed. looks like Crawford wasn't exaggerating or misquoting.]]>
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:04:42 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20413 https://curi.us/comments/show/20413
curi curi's Microblogging
https://rootsofprogress.org/summary-the-rise-and-fall-of-american-growth

basically progress was great from 1870-1940, good to 1970, and bad since then except in a few things like computers.

author of book thinks slow progress is fine and wants bigger govt. author or summary disagrees and thinks we should get faster progress going again.]]>
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 21:37:54 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20412 https://curi.us/comments/show/20412
curi curi's Microblogging
https://toptenracistuniversities.org]]>
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 21:05:33 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20411 https://curi.us/comments/show/20411
curi curi's Microblogging
https://rootsofprogress.org/devanney-on-the-nuclear-flop]]>
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:12:46 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20410 https://curi.us/comments/show/20410
curi curi's Microblogging Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:43:22 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20409 https://curi.us/comments/show/20409 curi New Community Site Planning Update
I don't think making duplicate copies of my posts in both sections – with completely separate replies – is a good solution. That's bad for readers b/c the discussion of that article is split into two places. Like even if we could automate that, it'd still be problematic. Having people do essentially the same thing ad hoc isn't better.

Not sure what to do about this.

Even if you could tag individual messages as Unbounded or Casual (I'm not sure that Discourse or some of the other forum options would support that), having them mixed together in the same topic would be problematic. People might not pay attention to the tags or forget about it – it's not as clear a distinction as subforums. People might not feel safe if they see criticism they wouldn't want right next to their comment, or they might feel irrational about opting out of criticism more in this situation. People might also feel ignored if there are some people writing Unbounded comments and then all the comments a Casual tag just get no replies but people are active in the thread.

Ideas?]]>
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 01:21:45 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20408 https://curi.us/comments/show/20408
Alisa New Community Site Planning Update Mon, 19 Apr 2021 23:42:12 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20407 https://curi.us/comments/show/20407 Andy Dufresne New Community Site Planning Update > I think it's OK to ignore a few obscure mentions and use CF.

I think it depends some on how much you care about other people using CF. A term that you are the first originator/user of could be easier / clearer for you to own than something with prior, if obscure, references.

Your enemies or ppl who are just dumb/confused/wrong might post crap as CF, and claim they're as entitled to use the name CF for their crap as you are since you didn't originate CF.]]>
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 23:14:00 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20406 https://curi.us/comments/show/20406
Anonymous Correspondence Theory of Truth Mon, 19 Apr 2021 21:28:58 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20405 https://curi.us/comments/show/20405 Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud
https://twitter.com/jacklombardi/status/1382944319506677760?s=21 :

> Google deplatformed the Maricopa county audit volunteer observer application.
> The audit application was then switched to using wufoo, who also deplatformed them.

I haven't verified this story, but there is a "Maricopa Arizona Audit" Twitter account that tweeted on April 15 about switching from Google Forms to Wufoo, and the Wufoo ink no longer works. https://twitter.com/arizonaaudit/status/1382817895583928322?s=21 :

> Because #Google chose to censor our form recruiting Volunteer Observers from all parties, we are now using this link: https://arizonaaudit.wufoo.com/forms/arizona-audit-volunteer-observer-application/ @MaricopaGOP @MaricopaDems @AZGOP @azdemparty @Arizona_LP @AZGreenParty]]>
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 03:28:42 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20404 https://curi.us/comments/show/20404
curi New Community Site Planning Update
https://www.criticalfallibilism.com]]>
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:08:35 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20403 https://curi.us/comments/show/20403
curi New Community Site Planning Update
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/popper/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Popper

http://www.the-rathouse.com

https://www.criticalrationalism.net]]>
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:05:49 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20402 https://curi.us/comments/show/20402
curi New Community Site Planning Update Sun, 18 Apr 2021 22:41:23 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20401 https://curi.us/comments/show/20401 curi New Community Site Planning Update
https://www.joachim-zelter.de/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/JZelter.-CRITICAL-FALLIBILISM.pdf

https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/42718/

https://medium.com/kühner-kommentar/feyerabend-v-lakatos-on-post-truth-3ff586379590

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-94-017-0769-5_11


https://books.google.com/books?id=IHm0sJ6VznQC&pg=PA10&lpg=PA10&dq=%22critical+fallibilism%22&source=bl&ots=fdF8c2mn2W&sig=ACfU3U3CH26nV1j5mOFs7tFxWenVvVUecw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwig_5-V6YjwAhXUvJ4KHS7qBDIQ6AEwB3oECAkQAw

> Lakatos introduced the term fallibilism, adapted from Popper's "critical fallibilism," into the philosophy of mathematics.

https://books.google.com/books?id=R30fEAAAQBAJ&pg=PA84&lpg=PA84&dq=%22critical+fallibilism%22&source=bl&ots=b61mVxf2dZ&sig=ACfU3U0-nUMsHyUD34k_eyVOmuYJ6Wq-3w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwig_5-V6YjwAhXUvJ4KHS7qBDIQ6AEwCXoECAoQAw#v=onepage&q=%22critical%20fallibilism%22&f=false

> He terms this philosophy 'critical fallibilism', and it maintains that all scientific theory and knowledge is falsifiable.

https://brill.com/view/book/9789004360174/B9789004360174-s024.xml

> 2.1 Kant’s Critical Fallibilism

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/228644053.pdf

> Karl Popper advocated his theory of critical fallibilism as a potential solution to the Humean problem of induction.

and

> Popper fully accepted Hume’s rejection of the logic of induction and proposed as part of his own solution to the problem of induction an approach often referred to as critical fallibilism (Bailey, 2000; Swartz, Perkinson, & Edgerton, 1980) or critical rationalism (Miller, 1983; Ormerod, 2009).

Not sure why a few people seem to think CR is called CF. CR is Popper's own name for it, so this is odd. I'd literally never heard of CR being called CF before and there's almost nothing on Google about it.

The CF naming cites in the last quote go to:

https://www.amazon.com/Education-Open-Society-Schooling-Routledge-ebook/dp/B07BY5R9SV

https://www.amazon.com/Knowledge-Fallibilism-Essays-Improving-Education/dp/0814778089/

Both of which have zero Amazon reviews.

I have a folder with 63 Popper books and articles (and some Popper-related ones), including some duplicates. Searching it for the text "critical fallibilism" has zero results while "critical rationalism" has 33 results.

In C&R Popper writes:

> This answer sums up a position which I propose to call ‘critical rationalism’.

I think it's OK for me to use CF. CR has its own, different name (CR), which Popper chose in print. Anyone know why anyone is at all is trying to call Popper's philosophy by a different name than Popper himself did?

I'm find with having a name *similar* to Popper's. That's intentional. My epistemology builds most on Popper. I'm trying to improve CR.

Anyway I think it's OK to ignore a few obscure mentions and use CF. Feedback?]]>
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 22:32:05 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20400 https://curi.us/comments/show/20400
curi New Community Website Project
Currently planning to make posts publicly viewable but charge a one-time fee to be able to post. The point of the fee is to raise quality and reduce harassment, not to make money. Probably try $20 and raise it if there are problems.]]>
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 17:58:03 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20399 https://curi.us/comments/show/20399
curi Alan Discussion
the blockquote is indicated by italics with no other indicator of quoting, and the italics within the blockquote are changed to non-italics. it's confusing/unclear.]]>
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 17:16:02 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20398 https://curi.us/comments/show/20398
Alisa Alisa Discussion Sun, 18 Apr 2021 05:21:13 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20397 https://curi.us/comments/show/20397 curi curi's Microblogging
> Really fascinating set of maps: all the skyscrapers located in Asia, North America, and Europe, down to the regional level where applicable.

> 80% of all skyscrapers in the world are located in Asia. Shenzhen alone has well over double the amount of skyscrapers as Europe.

I would have guessed more than 26 skyscrapers in SF and didn't know it had under 10% the amount in NYC. Maybe the issue is they require ~50 stories for a building to count, and there are a lot of buildings I view as skyscrapers that don't get included on the map.

Shenzen and Hong Kong are both over 500!]]>
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 02:23:57 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20396 https://curi.us/comments/show/20396
Max Alisa Discussion
> Rejected: At 2:11 Their is a black screen before Mario enters the pipe.

:(]]>
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:48:21 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20395 https://curi.us/comments/show/20395
Max Alisa Discussion Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:42:07 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20394 https://curi.us/comments/show/20394 curi Alisa Discussion Sat, 17 Apr 2021 06:16:52 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20393 https://curi.us/comments/show/20393 5m 9s SMB1 run Alisa Alisa Discussion Sat, 17 Apr 2021 06:03:41 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20392 https://curi.us/comments/show/20392 curi Deplatforming and Fraud
> That sub deletes anything slightly negative toward the vaccine so a lot of comments are probably removed as well..

also

> This is great! Someone should screen shot all of the posts because a thread I was following on another site got taken down.

topic is covid vax giving women side-effects related to menstruation. tons of ppl are posting about this, but it's getting deleted in lots of vax-related places so it's hard for women to find out their issues aren't isolated problems.

> Wow thank you, I had no idea. I feel furious that there isn’t official info about this, or any sort of evidence that clinical trials have assessed the impact on menstruation and reproductive health.

ppl say doctors are telling women it's just "stress".

> THANK YOU! I have had such a hard time tracking down any information about what I’m experiencing (missed period, currently on day 50 of this cycle. first moderna dose was 3/12, period should have started within a day before or after that date.).
>
> Thanks for taking the time to put this together and make it easier to find similar stories.

and someone else

> I’m relieved to see this. I thought I was imagining it. I’m pretty regular and I spotted for a day the weekend I received my second dose.

and lots of comments saying they personally are having the issue]]>
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:57:30 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20391 https://curi.us/comments/show/20391
Anonymous Politics Discussion
> IMPORTANT THREAD 🧵👇
>
> Brave social justice activists such as myself are working tirelessly to expose *all* the racist elements within our society.
>
> Sometimes it is difficult to keep up, so I thought it would be helpful to curate a comprehensive list...]]>
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:25:31 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20390 https://curi.us/comments/show/20390
Reisman essay questions for Chapter 1 of *Capitalism* Alisa Alisa Discussion
I think my best option is to continue with only the multiple choice questions. This will help me learn something about capitalism while still testing my reading comprehension to some extent.

Below are my answers to the first three questions. I'm not satisfied with them, but I'm sharing them here so people can see what I mean when I said that answering them was hard for me.

> 1. What is economics, according to the instructor?

I think Reisman said something in Chapter 1 like: *Economics is the study of the creation of wealth under a division-of-labor society*. However – did the U.S.S.R. have a division of labor? As I understand it, a society in which most people or small groups of people rely mainly on themselves to produce what they consume is a society without a division of labor. But if people rely mainly on others to produce what they consume, then there is a division of labor. So it seems to me that a communist society could have a division of labor. This is a really hard question for me. I suspect I'm making a mistake somewhere. I would want to look this up again to see what Reisman says.

> 2. What are some frequent alternative definitions of economics?

I think that one alternative definition is: *economics is the study of ways to divide scarce resources*. I think there are more alternatives, but I don't remember them. I would want to look this up too.

> 3. How does the individual live under a division of labor—that is, for whom does he produce and from whom does he obtain the goods he consumes?

Insofar as the goods he produces will primarily be sold to others, an individual living under a division of labor produces for others. He also obtains the goods he consumes primarily from others. [This answer doesn't have any explanations.]]]>
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:28:22 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20389 https://curi.us/comments/show/20389
Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud
https://twitter.com/breaking911/status/1382805581820493826?s=21]]>
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 02:33:04 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20388 https://curi.us/comments/show/20388
Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud Thu, 15 Apr 2021 21:53:11 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20387 https://curi.us/comments/show/20387 Anonymous Politics Discussion
> name a random thing and i'll link you an article about it being racist

he followed through and provided many article links]]>
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 20:21:35 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20386 https://curi.us/comments/show/20386
Anonymous Open Discussion (2021)
https://www.tiktok.com/@eliseecklundx/video/6950371642128239877]]>
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 03:57:04 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20385 https://curi.us/comments/show/20385
Anonymous Open Discussion (2021)
https://www.tiktok.com/@lgndfrvr/video/6950815905383337222]]>
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 03:56:25 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20384 https://curi.us/comments/show/20384
SMB1 on an emulator Alisa Alisa Discussion Thu, 15 Apr 2021 03:34:30 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20383 https://curi.us/comments/show/20383 Anne B Comments on Behavioral Genetics Lecture Wed, 14 Apr 2021 15:48:59 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20382 https://curi.us/comments/show/20382 Anne B Comments on Behavioral Genetics Lecture
The Yahoo Groups link no longer works.

You can download the Fabric of Reality yahoo group discussions [here] (https://curi.us/ebooks). Search for the subject line “The Ancestor’s Tale” (and one “Genetic Evolution of Language?”). The first post is on 23 December 2009, by Keith Green.]]>
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 15:48:18 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20381 https://curi.us/comments/show/20381
Anonymous David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment
Why would esports leagues partner with criminals? What the hell is wrong with them? Reminiscent of CritRats partnering with Andy.]]>
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 01:16:12 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20380 https://curi.us/comments/show/20380
Alisa Open Discussion (2021)
Here are some resources for getting better at Dominion:
- "[Dominion strategy basics](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnttUqDIp54&list=PLECC131oboc6oGK9CZG-Z0p2xc-kof08l)" YouTube series by Wandering Winder ("good general advice, advice considered up-to-date" per [Dominion discord](http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Dominion_%28Card_Game%29_Discord_Server) #coaching channel pinned post)
- "[How to base dominion](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpPtxyGNGcg&list=PLtkTUMIr-WmKZCd4Q_KnrKtNJKR-vpC8a)" YouTube series by Burning Skull ("good intro to the game for those without [subscriptions to cards beyond the base set], advice considered up-to-date") per [Dominion discord](http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Dominion_%28Card_Game%29_Discord_Server) #coaching channel pinned post)
- [Dominion strategy wiki](http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/)]]>
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:15:09 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20379 https://curi.us/comments/show/20379
curi Politics Discussion Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:04:56 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20378 https://curi.us/comments/show/20378 Anne B Open Discussion (2021) Tue, 13 Apr 2021 13:32:51 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20377 https://curi.us/comments/show/20377 Anonymous Politics Discussion
says NYT Iran reporter regularly whitewashes Iranian regime with misinformation. she also uses a bot on Twitter to block anyone who mentions her name using the Persian language (doesn't matter at all what you say, just name and language) cuz she got complaints from actual Iranians pointing out her lies and she doesn't want to listen to or engage with the people of the country she reports on.]]>
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 03:01:56 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20376 https://curi.us/comments/show/20376
Dominion Alisa Open Discussion (2021) Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:39:24 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20375 https://curi.us/comments/show/20375 curi curi's Microblogging
no i don't. it's very simple. my decisions are final. the end. don't like it, don't sign up.

i will not refund ppl who get banned early b/c part of the point of the price is to keep trolls out. refunding ppl who misbehave would defeat part of the purpose of a paywall.

i might give a refund in some cases at my own discretion, but ppl should not count on it.]]>
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:57:31 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20374 https://curi.us/comments/show/20374
curi curi's Microblogging
or put a different way: it's hard for me to suggest a conversation would be good b/c it depends on what the person will put into it. TONS of conversations would be good if the person put a lot into it. the bottleneck is more about their motor than the topic.]]>
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:54:43 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20373 https://curi.us/comments/show/20373
curi Errors Merit Post-Mortems
https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/WKzGhKbtJAXntXEdB/sometimes-it-can-take-a-while-to-notice-confusion

also i think some of their covid precautions were high-effort optimization of non-bottlenecks which led them to be biased about how safe they were.]]>
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:18:36 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20372 https://curi.us/comments/show/20372
Anonymous curi's Microblogging Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:47:28 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20371 https://curi.us/comments/show/20371 curi Should I Facecam? Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:30:21 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20370 https://curi.us/comments/show/20370 Andy Dufresne curi's Microblogging > I'm thinking maybe a one time price to buy an account. Like $100 for an account or $500 for access to a semi-private forum and chatroom (only people who pay can see it, and people are requested not to share stuff to the open internet – it's not true privacy since anyone can buy access).

Sounds basically fine. You'd probably need to have super specific rules about what stuff will get an account revoked, since people will be paying for the account not the content they got while the account was active.

> I was also thinking about selling discussions. Could be something like: 2 week max, $1000 (or way more for same thing privately). This has incentives that might work well for me.

I remember an offer of something kinda like that earlier, with few takers. IIRC the previous offer was by the response/post instead of a flat rate for all the discussion within a time period, so the incentives were different. But I think the target market was similar.

I think you'd have to advertise it often and specifically to get takers. Like, advertise it when people post on a topic you're not interested in enough to discuss unless paid. If you think they'd benefit from the discussion if they paid you, you could say so in response to their post, so maybe they'd agree and buy. I doubt many or any people (including me) will notice on their own when they'd benefit from buying a discussion.

Two problems: This (advertising) is, itself, work you may not want to do. And, if you do it, I'd guess most people will interpret it socially and anti-capitalistically (something like: you're either hopelessly arrogant or needy and greedy).]]>
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 23:49:58 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20369 https://curi.us/comments/show/20369
curi New Community Website: Features and Tech Sun, 11 Apr 2021 19:18:10 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20368 https://curi.us/comments/show/20368 curi curi's Microblogging
I was also thinking about selling discussions. Could be something like: 2 week max, $1000 (or way more for same thing privately). This has incentives that might work well for me. People tend to drop or evade discussions. With a flat fee, if they do that I get paid well for my time. If they talk a lot, then I don't get paid as much for my time, but I get a discussion where someone actually talked much... The time limit is necessary to cap my effort, put a limit on my obligation, and to avoid people evading and then trying to continue next month.

Thoughts, reactions?]]>
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 18:36:24 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20367 https://curi.us/comments/show/20367
SMB1 update Alisa Alisa Discussion
- 2021-01-03 [5m 47s](https://curi.us/2204-alisa-discussion#19351) (goal: 5m 54s; time spent: 70 hours)
- 2021-01-14 [5m 37s](https://curi.us/2204-alisa-discussion#19566) (goal: 5m 39s; time spent: 19.5 hours)
- 2021-01-28 [5m 20.54s](https://curi.us/2204-alisa-discussion#19780) (goal: 5m 24.846s; time spent: 48 hours)]]>
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 03:32:19 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20366 https://curi.us/comments/show/20366
curi Alan Discussion
https://web.archive.org/web/20210310171005/https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/01/25/beware-mass-produced-medical-recommendations/]]>
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:46:36 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20365 https://curi.us/comments/show/20365
curi curi's Microblogging Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:44:53 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20364 https://curi.us/comments/show/20364 Alisa Alisa Discussion
Tested on a Mac with Chrome 89.0.4389.114, Safari 14.0.3, and Firefox 87.0.]]>
Sat, 10 Apr 2021 03:40:55 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20363 https://curi.us/comments/show/20363
Anonymous Politics Discussion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZfzJATDmXs]]>
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 06:18:51 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20362 https://curi.us/comments/show/20362
Alisa Alisa Discussion Fri, 09 Apr 2021 06:00:05 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20361 https://curi.us/comments/show/20361 curi curi's Microblogging
https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/mme754/liao_korean_esports_players_staff_speak_out_on/]]>
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 04:41:29 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20360 https://curi.us/comments/show/20360
Alisa Alisa Discussion
> I don't think it'll be that simple to fix, because my code uses the innerText property to read the body of the comment to be quoted, and the links won't show up in innerText. I think I'd have to use innerHTML instead, replace the "a href" links with markdown-style links, and then convert other HTML stuff to plain text, e.g. replace > with an actual greater-than sign.

I know Elliot said we can live with the current version of the code, but I thought of a pretty simple way to fix the issue: first iterate over all the link tags in the DOM tree for the comment body and replace each one with a markdown-style link. Then copy the innerText as usual.]]>
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 02:53:57 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20359 https://curi.us/comments/show/20359
Anonymous Philosophy First
> This phenomenon also well known in high performance computing: Given a limited hardware budget you may be able to "start later to finish sooner".

The "start later to finish sooner" quote reminded me of this article. Delaying the start of some project in order to power up first could help you finish the project sooner.]]>
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 15:20:12 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20358 https://curi.us/comments/show/20358
Alisa Alisa Discussion Wed, 07 Apr 2021 19:43:29 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20357 https://curi.us/comments/show/20357 curi curi's Microblogging
It leads to problems like if I give out an upvote to 3 things, and then not the next one, people feel like they did it wrong this time or it's bad or something. But maybe it's fine. If I have to give out an upvote every time it's fine ... ugh I don't want to be in that situation. And the more you do that, the worse it gets. If you give out the 4th upvote in a row, now the pattern of upvoting all the decent ones is stronger.

People like encouragement but it's really important that they don't rely on it.

Any kind of inconsistency in encouragement can get noticed. That's for an individual (I upvote 3 things then not the 4th) and also between individuals (I upvote Joe's first thing but not Sue's first thing).

Maybe I need to avoid giving feedback unless I explain what it is and means in words, and it's OK if there's a larger barrier to entry there.]]>
Wed, 07 Apr 2021 18:52:45 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20356 https://curi.us/comments/show/20356
curi Alisa Discussion Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:39:51 +0000 https://curi.us/comments/show/20355 https://curi.us/comments/show/20355