curi https://curi.us/ Explanations for the curious en-us Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread Max and Anne B have been discussing how to do collaborative writing. This topic is a place for them (and anyone else interested) to discuss and plan how to write something collaboratively. They have Fri, 20 Nov 2020 01:33:52 +0000 https://curi.us/2392-collaborative-writing-discussion-thread https://curi.us/2392-collaborative-writing-discussion-thread Stream Highlight Videos by Justin Justin Mallone is making highlight videos which condense my live streams. YouTube Playlist This topic is for discussing these videos. Feedback is appreciated. Are these useful? Valuable to you? Worth Sun, 15 Nov 2020 22:42:53 +0000 https://curi.us/2391-stream-highlight-videos-by-justin https://curi.us/2391-stream-highlight-videos-by-justin What To Sell or Give Away? What are good policies about what to sell? I sell personalization, privacy, and (partial) control over my attention and time. Those are easy to decide should be sold. I give those away only in limited Tue, 27 Oct 2020 23:21:02 +0000 https://curi.us/2390-what-to-sell-or-give-away https://curi.us/2390-what-to-sell-or-give-away Skills I'd Pay For There are lots of skills I'd pay for but it's generally hard for me to work with people who are unfamiliar with FI philosophy. For example, I'd like video editing to cut down streams to sum Sun, 25 Oct 2020 07:33:38 +0000 https://curi.us/2389-skills-id-pay-for https://curi.us/2389-skills-id-pay-for Should I Facecam? I podcasted about whether to start using facecam for some videos. I’m looking for feedback on this decision. Facecam would give people additional info about what I’m like and how I live, including Sat, 24 Oct 2020 21:46:59 +0000 https://curi.us/2388-should-i-facecam https://curi.us/2388-should-i-facecam IGCs IGCs are a way of introducing Yes or No Philosophy and Critical Fallibilism. I'm posting this seeking feedback. Does this make sense to you so far? Any objections? Questions? Doubts? Ideas that are Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:47:16 +0000 https://curi.us/2387-igcs https://curi.us/2387-igcs internetrules Microblogging This is internetrules's discussion topic. He has agreed to only post as "internetrules" in this thread. Here's the YouTube playlist where I tutor internetrules. Sun, 11 Oct 2020 20:24:20 +0000 https://curi.us/2386-internetrules-microblogging https://curi.us/2386-internetrules-microblogging Discussion Points of View and Mutual Benefit A discussion needs to make sense simultaneously from both people’s points of view (povs). That means each person gets all his requirements met. (More than two people is harder and I won’t address t Wed, 07 Oct 2020 18:45:35 +0000 https://curi.us/2385-discussion-points-of-view-and-mutual-benefit https://curi.us/2385-discussion-points-of-view-and-mutual-benefit Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? George Reisman tweeted: [Trevor Dillinger wrote:] You have no right to drunk-driving. Same with COVID-19 spreading. Your comment would apply to the Chinese Communist Party, who knew they were spre Fri, 02 Oct 2020 23:57:11 +0000 https://curi.us/2384-are-government-coronavirus-policies-awful-attacks-on-freedom https://curi.us/2384-are-government-coronavirus-policies-awful-attacks-on-freedom Chat about Guidance with InternetRules curi: FI doesn’t have a lot of guided learning. it requires ppl to be able to guide themselves some. reading stuff is one of the most guided parts. i have lists of stuff ppl can read. most pp Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:19:18 +0000 https://curi.us/2383-chat-about-guidance-with-internetrules https://curi.us/2383-chat-about-guidance-with-internetrules Andy B Harassment Continues Andy B has been harassing my FI community using many false identities. He left after I caught and exposed him, but he returned in Aug 2020. He’s written over 100 new curi.us messages under the names Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:17:48 +0000 https://curi.us/2382-andy-b-harassment-continues https://curi.us/2382-andy-b-harassment-continues Less Wrong Banned Me habryka wrote about why LW banned me. This is habryka’s full text plus my comments: Today we have banned two users, curi and Periergo from LessWrong for two years each. The reasoning for both is bi Fri, 18 Sep 2020 06:13:49 +0000 https://curi.us/2381-less-wrong-banned-me https://curi.us/2381-less-wrong-banned-me Max Microblogging This is Max's discussion thread. Max has agreed to only post as "Max" in this thread. Here's the YouTube playlist where I tutor Max. Mon, 14 Sep 2020 04:18:36 +0000 https://curi.us/2380-max-microblogging https://curi.us/2380-max-microblogging curi's Microblogging This is a thread for me to post stuff that's smaller than a blog post. You can reply and discuss here but don't start your own topics here. You can do that in Open Discussion or at any relevant Sun, 13 Sep 2020 19:40:56 +0000 https://curi.us/2379-curis-microblogging https://curi.us/2379-curis-microblogging Eliezer Yudkowsky Is a Fraud Eliezer Yudkowsky tweeted: EY: What on Earth is up with the people replying "billionaires don't have real money, just stocks they can't easily sell" to the anti-billionaire stuff Sun, 13 Sep 2020 06:06:28 +0000 https://curi.us/2378-eliezer-yudkowsky-is-a-fraud https://curi.us/2378-eliezer-yudkowsky-is-a-fraud Learning Updates Thread If you want to learn philosophy or rational thinking, you need to do some stuff on a regular basis. Read books, write notes, write outlines, write articles, write journaling, study stuff, have discussi Sat, 12 Sep 2020 02:05:05 +0000 https://curi.us/2377-learning-updates-thread https://curi.us/2377-learning-updates-thread Mathematical Inconsistency in Solomonoff Induction? I posted this on Less Wrong 10 days ago. At the end, I summarize the answer they gave. What counts as a hypothesis for Solomonoff induction? The general impression I’ve gotten in various places is Fri, 04 Sep 2020 17:32:52 +0000 https://curi.us/2376-mathematical-inconsistency-in-solomonoff-induction https://curi.us/2376-mathematical-inconsistency-in-solomonoff-induction Use RSS to Subscribe to Blogs RSS feeds let you get updates when a website has new stuff. You can subscribe to sites you're interested in and then get notifications about new material instead of checking for it yourself. This w Thu, 03 Sep 2020 17:24:16 +0000 https://curi.us/2375-use-rss-to-subscribe-to-blogs https://curi.us/2375-use-rss-to-subscribe-to-blogs Clarifying My Beliefs This post will clarify a few of my ideas that people have concerns or misunderstandings about. Politics Freedom and Capitalism I want a small government with limited power. The proper function of go Thu, 03 Sep 2020 16:50:04 +0000 https://curi.us/2374-clarifying-my-beliefs https://curi.us/2374-clarifying-my-beliefs Social Maneuvering People prefer giving orders to taking them. They prefer granting permission (or not) to having to ask permission. They prefer questioning others over being questioned. They prefer more pressure on othe Sun, 30 Aug 2020 19:32:36 +0000 https://curi.us/2373-social-maneuvering https://curi.us/2373-social-maneuvering Social Dialog with Analysis Communications and actions have two main interpretations: social and objective. Objective interpretations look at the literal meaning. They use rational and scientific analysis. They try to avoid logi Sun, 30 Aug 2020 19:31:45 +0000 https://curi.us/2372-social-dialog-with-analysis https://curi.us/2372-social-dialog-with-analysis Analyzing Quotes Objectively and Socially stucchio and Mason stucchio retweeted Mason writing: "Everything can be free if we fire the people who stop you from stealing stuff" is apparently considered an NPR-worthy political innova Sat, 29 Aug 2020 20:31:59 +0000 https://curi.us/2371-analyzing-quotes-objectively-and-socially https://curi.us/2371-analyzing-quotes-objectively-and-socially Formatting Test Thread You can post messages (comments) here to test whether they're formatted how you expect. Messages here won't appear on the Recent Messages page or in the Messages RSS feed. Discussion info link Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:22:30 +0000 https://curi.us/2370-formatting-test-thread https://curi.us/2370-formatting-test-thread Baxter Praises Slavery In the sci-fi novel Ring, Stephen Baxter wrote (my emphasis): Lieserl had learned about the Qax. The Qax had originated as clusters of turbulent cells in the seas of a young planet. Because there wer Tue, 25 Aug 2020 01:53:18 +0000 https://curi.us/2369-baxter-praises-slavery https://curi.us/2369-baxter-praises-slavery gigahurt discussion videos I made four videos about discussing social dynamics and conversation with gigahurt. In the videos, I explain to InternetRules how to make an idea tree and we make it. Playlist of videos. More will be Sun, 23 Aug 2020 17:57:25 +0000 https://curi.us/2368-gigahurt-discussion-videos https://curi.us/2368-gigahurt-discussion-videos Forum Moderation Needs Anti-Bias Policies Well-Kept Gardens Die By Pacifism by Eliezer Yudkowsky: Good online communities die primarily by refusing to defend themselves. Somewhere in the vastness of the Internet, it is happening even now. Fri, 21 Aug 2020 20:34:34 +0000 https://curi.us/2367-forum-moderation-needs-anti-bias-policies https://curi.us/2367-forum-moderation-needs-anti-bias-policies Analyzing Blackmail Being Illegal Highlights from the Blackmail Debate (Robin Hanson vs Zvi Mowshowitz) by Ben Pace: Here's my overview of their positions. Zvi thinks that blackmail would incentivize a whole host of terrible ac Thu, 20 Aug 2020 18:56:41 +0000 https://curi.us/2366-analyzing-blackmail-being-illegal https://curi.us/2366-analyzing-blackmail-being-illegal Social Dynamics Discussion Highlights This post contains highlights from my discussion at The Law of Least Effort Contributes to the Conjunction Fallacy on Less Wrong. The highlights are all about social dynamics. I view LoLE [Law of Le Tue, 18 Aug 2020 19:51:53 +0000 https://curi.us/2365-social-dynamics-discussion-highlights https://curi.us/2365-social-dynamics-discussion-highlights Updating My Less Wrong Commenting Policy I thought about how to use LW comments better and get along with people better. I wrote notes about it: Write comments that would be appreciated by a new observer, who hasn’t read any of my previou Tue, 18 Aug 2020 16:49:44 +0000 https://curi.us/2364-updating-my-less-wrong-commenting-policy https://curi.us/2364-updating-my-less-wrong-commenting-policy Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong Discussion with gigahurt started here. He wrote (quoting me): Disagreements can be resolved! I see your motivation for writing this up as fundamentally a good one. Ideally, every conversation woul Fri, 14 Aug 2020 22:00:29 +0000 https://curi.us/2363-discussion-with-gigahurt-from-less-wrong https://curi.us/2363-discussion-with-gigahurt-from-less-wrong Rationally Ending Intellectual Discussions Discussions should end gracefully. There should be some clarity about why they’re ending and why that’s rationally acceptable. If someone wants to continue the discussion, they should have the oppo Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:38:44 +0000 https://curi.us/2362-rationally-ending-intellectual-discussions https://curi.us/2362-rationally-ending-intellectual-discussions Social Dynamics Summary Notes These are some summary notes on social dynamics. conformity try to fit in pandering pleasing people avoiding conflict do whatever the group thinks is high status follow trends you need to alread Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:29:33 +0000 https://curi.us/2361-social-dynamics-summary-notes https://curi.us/2361-social-dynamics-summary-notes The Law of Least Effort Contributes to the Conjunction Fallacy Continuing the theme that the “Conjunction Fallacy” experimental results can be explained by social dynamics, let’s look at another social dynamic: the Law of Least Effort (LoLE). (Previously: C Sun, 09 Aug 2020 19:38:59 +0000 https://curi.us/2360-the-law-of-least-effort-contributes-to-the-conjunction-fallacy https://curi.us/2360-the-law-of-least-effort-contributes-to-the-conjunction-fallacy Asch Conformity Could Explain the Conjunction Fallacy I also posted this on Less Wrong. This post follows my question Can Social Dynamics Explain Conjunction Fallacy Experimental Results? The results of the question were that no one provided any resear Thu, 06 Aug 2020 21:47:32 +0000 https://curi.us/2359-asch-conformity-could-explain-the-conjunction-fallacy https://curi.us/2359-asch-conformity-could-explain-the-conjunction-fallacy Can Social Dynamics Explain Conjunction Fallacy Experimental Results? I posted this on Less Wrong too. Is there any conjunction fallacy research which addresses the alternative hypothesis that the observed results are mainly due to social dynamics? Most people spend Wed, 05 Aug 2020 08:51:02 +0000 https://curi.us/2358-can-social-dynamics-explain-conjunction-fallacy-experimental-results https://curi.us/2358-can-social-dynamics-explain-conjunction-fallacy-experimental-results Less Wrong Related Discussion This topic is for discussing anything related to Less Wrong. I have read Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality and Inadequate Equilibria by Eliezer Yudkowsky. I'm over half way through readi Sun, 02 Aug 2020 20:44:39 +0000 https://curi.us/2357-less-wrong-related-discussion https://curi.us/2357-less-wrong-related-discussion Example of Rejecting TOC Improvements (I also posted this on Less Wrong.) Below I quote from Process of On Going Improvement forum, letter 6. Eli Goldratt shares a letter he received. I added a few notes to help people follow acronyms. M Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:15:37 +0000 https://curi.us/2356-example-of-rejecting-toc-improvements https://curi.us/2356-example-of-rejecting-toc-improvements Principles Behind Bottlenecks (I also posted this at Less Wrong.) This post follows my Chains, Bottlenecks and Optimization (which has the followups Bottleneck Examples and Comment Replies for Chains, Bottlenecks and Optimization) Sat, 01 Aug 2020 22:49:14 +0000 https://curi.us/2355-principles-behind-bottlenecks https://curi.us/2355-principles-behind-bottlenecks Less Wrong Comment Replies for Chains, Bottlenecks and Optimization Read this post, with replies, on Less Wrong. Replies to comments on my Chains, Bottlenecks and Optimization: abramdemski and Hypothesis Generation Following the venerated method of multiple worki Fri, 24 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0000 https://curi.us/2354-less-wrong-comment-replies-for-chains-bottlenecks-and-optimization https://curi.us/2354-less-wrong-comment-replies-for-chains-bottlenecks-and-optimization Bottleneck Examples View discussion of this post at Less Wrong. This post follows my Chains, Bottlenecks and Optimization. The goal is to give hypothetical examples of bottlenecks and non-bottlenecks (things with exces Thu, 23 Jul 2020 18:23:59 +0000 https://curi.us/2353-bottleneck-examples https://curi.us/2353-bottleneck-examples