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Open Discussion (530) 2018/10/15 Anonymous https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1052024953803919360 > If Elizabeth Warren had been Jewish in Nazi Germany, her 1/64th, ancestry, let alone 1/1024th, would have been considered too small to keep her out of the Nazi Party or the SS. That’s how
Rothbard's Bad Scholarship on Godwin and Popper (1) 2018/10/06 curi Rothbard in *An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought*: > While Aristotle was critical of money-making, he still opposed any limitation – such as Plato had advocated – on an individual's accumulation of private property. Inste
Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative (19) 2018/09/28 Anonymous Why do you damn Trump with faint praise? Eg."a few good things in relation to Israel". He's done better on Israel than other president. That good needs to be clearly called out like Netanyahu does: https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.haaretz.com/amp
Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education (26) 2018/09/23 Anonymous Discipline = Freedom
Donald Trump is a Moderate (14) 2018/09/20 curi lame. at least archive.org has them
Open Discussion: Economics (157) 2018/09/20 RN Current time-slice principles of justice
Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion (12) 2018/09/19 Anonymous uneducated people talking about mental illness when not even having a bachelors harm more
Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption (12) 2018/09/18 curi > How do I get better at these two things? Are there step-by-step instructions for doing this that work for most people? No. Knowledge that good – to not only highly effectively help an individual with such a problem, but actually to help anyone
Critical Rationalism Criticisms? (10) 2018/09/17 Anonymous > weird, i'm super nice. lmao
Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article (3) 2018/09/16 Anonymous This article makes some of the same points as the blog post above, but not the coin flipping point. https://mises.org/library/choice-and-preference

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https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1052024953803919360 > If Elizabeth Warren had been Jewish in Nazi Germany, her 1/64th, ancestry, let alone 1/1024th, would have been considered too small to keep her out of the Nazi Party or the SS. That’s how Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/15
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/411377-warren-dna-test-shows-strong-evidence-of-native-american-ancestor > Bustamante said that Warren’s test results show the “vast majority” of her ancestry is European, but that “the results strongly s Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/15
Ritualized lying: https://spitfire.overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/thank-you-closer Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/15
https://twitter.com/morganknutson/status/1049523067506966529 Long, interesting story about how awful working at Google+ was. Office politics and crap. Notably, they had to bribe other parts of the company to do G+ integration by paying them lots curi Open Discussion 2018/10/15
http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2018/019182/crowd-counting-through-walls-wifi You can count people moving around a room (or other space) with only one wifi transmitter and one wifi receiver (which can be behind walls). All it takes is math and monitoring Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/14
> But I think the basic issue is leftists think that non-leftists are too dumb to see the brilliant genius of left-wing policies and need to be forced for their own good by the state. I don't think many of them think that. And if they do, it's a co Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
The Left Doesn't Focus on Persuasion Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhS4a11jZOg >> The Legend of Korra is Garbage and Here's Why > 1.6 million views. I thought Avatar The Last Airbender was amazing, but Korra was only OK (not garbage, though!). The video description begins: > Justin Open Discussion 2018/10/12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhS4a11jZOg > The Legend of Korra is Garbage and Here's Why 1.6 million views. I thought Avatar The Last Airbender was amazing, but Korra was only OK (not garbage, though!). The video description begins: > Reup curi Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> The sources noted that the morning Barr’s tweet exploded on the internet, Barr had even offered to issue public apologies and make the rounds on every talk and news show in order to make amends. > “Ben and Channing weren’t having any of tha Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/10/11/arm-v83-javascript > LATEST REVISION TO ARM INSTRUCTION SET INCLUDES OPTIMIZATIONS JUST FOR JAVASCRIPT Apple did some CPU design specifically aimed at javascript performance, cuz javascript matters th Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
BTW I put links to the source videos in the description, in case people either wanted more context or wanted to use them for their own vids or whatever. I plan on doing that from now on since it's very little work to do so and adds some real value to Justin Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> The Stakes (America vs. The Mob Part 2) by Justin > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVRDZVq3-0 actual GOP ads are just edits of my vids now ;-DDD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlMIyae9-ZU&frags=pl%2Cwn Justin Open Discussion 2018/10/12
The Stakes (America vs. The Mob Part 2) by Justin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvVRDZVq3-0 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/12
> “Another Republican president might have lost his nerve amid all this. More than one elite conservative pundit called on Trump to ditch Kavanaugh and appoint Amy Coney Barrett instead. She was a woman, you see, so she’d be immune to criticism. E Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/11
If it weren't for double standards, the left would have no standards at all. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/11
#11281 Disorganized. Condescending ranting that doesn't really attempt rigor or seriousness. More interested in social dynamics and DHVs than changing the world or educating anyone or clarity. Knows less than he pretends to. Not a philosopher. Lacks p curi Open Discussion 2018/10/09
Thoughts on Moldbuggery, Curi? https://www.unqualified-reservations.org/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/09
RIP Google+ (the consumer version) + data breach https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/08/google-plus-shutting-down-data-breach/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/08
[image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/07
Rothbard in *An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought*: > While Aristotle was critical of money-making, he still opposed any limitation – such as Plato had advocated – on an individual's accumulation of private property. Inste curi Rothbard's Bad Scholarship on Godwin and Popper 2018/10/06
> “Kavanaugh, for the first time, used language in his testimony to make it implicitly clear to the people whose support he needed—people who would pressure wavering senators—that he was being assaulted by the very forces Republicans and conserv Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/06
guides to going pro in overwatch – general stuff and role specific. https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/9lnfl7/beginningyourpathtopro_main_support/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/05
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/05/anandtech-iphone-xs-review/ > AnandTech Calls A12 Bionic in iPhone XS 'Just Margins Off' Best Desktop CPUs in New Review also > As part of the review, AnandTech also offered a look at how Apple has improve Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/05
#11272 apple and amazon have denied it. https://daringfireball.net/2018/10/bloomberg_the_big_hack https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/10/04/what-businessweek-got-wrong-about-apple Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
A guy runs down the origin of a fake title for Federalist 78 in this twitter thread https://twitter.com/derektmuller/status/1047902874762502144?s=21 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
> “There are two ways for spies to alter the guts of computer equipment. One, known as interdiction, consists of manipulating devices as they’re in transit from manufacturer to customer. This approach is favored by U.S. spy agencies, according to Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
> On campus, all can present equally valid narratives. What privileges one story over another is not necessarily any semblance to reality, at least as established by evidence and facts. Instead, powerful victimizers supposedly “construct” truths b Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/04
Meant to set the voat.co title to the title here. It's: "UBISOFT leaks: company mandates diversity training for white employees, HR drones brag about hiring based on skin color! Anti-white propaganda to be implemented in all games" Alisa Open Discussion 2018/10/03
https://voat.co/v/gaming/2762495 Alisa Open Discussion 2018/10/03
> “At other times, we scoured the existing grievance studies literature to see where it was already going awry and then tried to magnify those problems. Feminist glaciology? Okay, we’ll copy it and write a feminist astronomy paper that argues femi Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/03
> “Our paper-writing methodology always followed a specific pattern: it started with an idea that spoke to our epistemological or ethical concerns with the field and then sought to bend the existing scholarship to support it. The goal was always to Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/03
Mill advocating communism as a way of reducing the number of living human beings: http://www.econlib.org/library/Mill/mlP14.html#II.1.13 > The Communistic scheme, instead of being peculiarly open to the objection drawn from danger of over-popula curi Open Discussion 2018/10/03
https://twitter.com/charliekirk11/status/1047239328013930497 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/02
>ON FRIDAY, FACEBOOK revealed that it had suffered a security breach that impacted at least 50 million of its users, and possibly as many as 90 million. What it failed to mention initially, but revealed in a followup call Friday afternoon, is that the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/10/01
AirPower charging pads may be stalled due to intellectual property legal issues. https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/09/17/is-apples-airpower-wireless-charging-pad-late-because-of-something-besides-technical-challenges Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
>“Ten years ago, the $999 price of iPhone X would not have bought a state of the art camera, a pocketable computer, a personal audio player, portable TV and a cellular phone, let alone paid for any of the new key features of iPhone X. Add in inflati Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
https://research.mozilla.org/files/2018/04/The-Effect-of-Ad-Blocking-on-User-Engagement-with-the-Web.pdf Mozilla looked at some web browsing data and found: > In the group that installed an ad blocker, we find significant increases in both activ Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
And Apple products are a major part of *the good life* today. Philosophers should care about the tools they use to read/write/watch/listen/record. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/30
Apple is wonderful and interesting. Though Cook is far worse than Jobs :( curi Open Discussion 2018/09/30
curi.us - Apple tech news (also objectivism) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/30
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1045755377520766976.html [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/29
The story of XQC (overwatch player/streamer): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1bgzFGyNuU Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/29
Comparison and criticism of speedrunning marathons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vjyy-UkZBY Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/29
Why do you damn Trump with faint praise? Eg."a few good things in relation to Israel". He's done better on Israel than other president. That good needs to be clearly called out like Netanyahu does: https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/www.haaretz.com/amp Anonymous Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/28
[image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/27
Found a Mojave bug: open 2 finder windows, A and B. open a 2nd tab in A. drag the 2nd tab to B. click the close button on window A. it leaves A open and closes B (both tabs). Repeatable. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/27
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/09/27/hill-facebook > The researchers also found that if User A, whom we’ll call Anna, shares her contacts with Facebook, including a previously unknown phone number for User B, whom we’ll call Ben, advert Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/27
#11249 No. oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/09/26
Is this blog antisemitic? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
New Coulter column: http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2018-09-26.html > NO MORE MR. WHITE GUY Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
https://brooksreview.net/2018/09/safari-content-blocker-evaluations-92618-edition/ > Safari Content Blocker Evaluations – 9/26/18 Edition > 1Blocker X is leagues better than the rest. That's what I was already using :) Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
What did I get wrong? Trump has done a few good things in relation to Israel but he remains squishy on Israel like he is also squishy on most other things, and he has in fact said awful things related to Israel, Islam, etc, fairly recently (e.g. his G curi Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/26
#5087 - Do you now admit Trump could write that speech without hired help and he meant what he said? The main post got many things wrong and Trump has been a good friend of Israel. Anonymous Don't Trust Trump, He's Not a Conservative 2018/09/26
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/26/apple-news-publishers-high-traffic-poor-revenue/ > Report Reveals Apple News Brings Publishers Much Higher Traffic But a Lot Less Ad Revenue > In a stark example, Slate revealed that it earns more money from Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/26/apple-watch-series-4-second-supplier-compal/ > Apple Watch Series 4 Expected to Gain Second Manufacturer Following 'Much Better Than Expected' Demand Just got mine yesterday. I like it. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/26
http://www.displaymate.com/Diamond_41a.html [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/24
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/24/iphone-storage-profitable/ > In research compiled by Bloomberg, the 64GB iPhone XS cost Apple $23.68 for the NAND storage specifically, the 256GB cost $66.24, and the 512GB cost $132.48. In terms of revenue, the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/24
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/24/apple-shazam-acquisition-finalized/ > Apple Finalizes Shazam Acquisition, App Will Soon Become Ad-Free Also MacOS Mojave came out today. Back up your computer before updating! Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/24
what are some good productivity extensions for Chrome? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/23
fucking racists Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/23
Discipline = Freedom Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
The standard TCS answer to this is: local anesthetic (e.g. emla cream). I don't object to a friendly atmosphere per se, and I think it's good to give the child some prior experience with things (like touching the child with the sheathed needle with curi Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
I saw a video that reminded me of what a difficult problem vaccinations for babies seems to be. Babies don't seem to like them or want them. Giving a vaccine predictably has a high chance of causing the baby to cry. Yet if babies don't get vaccina PAS Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
@#11232 http://fallibleliving.com/essays/rational-politics/89-a-short-history-of-israel and you didn't specify any particular claims you think are good and important from the article. this is a problem because the article doesn't read as an organiz Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/23
All these theories go out the window the moment you have a kid and realize that theory match with reality. Anonymous Open Discussion: Parenting, Babies, Education 2018/09/23
Juice Pulp Open Discussion 2018/09/23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VPXzoDObNw RealRandFansAreAutists Open Discussion 2018/09/22
Andy, fuck off. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTqMM7HNM8 RealRandFansLoveLiberty Open Discussion 2018/09/22
> He also never took any interest in the That sentence should say *in the topic of overreaching* on the end. He did say he liked Paths Forward, but then never acted accordingly. curi Open Discussion 2018/09/22
#11225 Yeah, that was a couple days after he got triggered because I and others don't hate the idea of Trump building a wall. I told him he was triggered, and some other warnings, and asked some questions, and he just ignored me and kept ranting for l curi Open Discussion 2018/09/21
#11225 He was talking to curi. He was triggered because curi criticized his approach to subreddit moderation – which he both defended and also simultaneously disowned since he isn't solely in charge. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/21
[6:28 PM] HeuristicWorld (Andy): I am really kind of confused at your bullying attitude towards me [6:30 PM] HeuristicWorld (Andy): Sabotaging, I guess you expect me to be like everyone else here that takes your word for gospel [6:30 PM] HeuristicWo Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTqMM7HNM8 Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/21
#11222 Why are you linking that? Do you have a question? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/20
https://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/comments/9hjldl/progressives_are_completely_failing_at_properly/ David Fapman Open Discussion 2018/09/20
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/09/france-marine-le-pen-ordered-to-undergo-psychiatric-tests-for-posting-photos-critical-of-the-islamic-state Quotes: > France: Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for posting photos critical of the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/20
lame. at least archive.org has them curi Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/20
all the links to donaldjtrump.com and tedcruz.org on this blogpost 404, here they are: wants to pause https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration advocates some moderate stuff https://ww Anonymous Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/20
Current time-slice principles of justice RN Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Giahp-hkK9Y Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/20
mykl's apology/reflections curi Open Discussion 2018/09/20
uneducated people talking about mental illness when not even having a bachelors harm more Anonymous Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/09/19
#11213 i don't have music running thru my head most of the time. almost never. sometimes i have music running thru my head, like right after hearing a song. i only listen to music while driving or working out. often i like it silent while dr Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/19
#11152 > Why do people have music running through their heads? Is there anything we can do to get it to stop? Are there people who don't have music running through their heads most of the time? If so, what's the difference between them and the Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/19
> How do I get better at these two things? Are there step-by-step instructions for doing this that work for most people? No. Knowledge that good – to not only highly effectively help an individual with such a problem, but actually to help anyone curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/18
Two problems I'm running into are things you mentioned: I don't understand what I read very well. And I'm not very good at correcting errors in my understanding of what I read. How do I get better at these two things? Are there step-by-step instruc beginner Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Forstall: Whenever I ate with Steve, he insisted on paying for me, which I thought was a little odd. Even if we went in together and he selected something quick like premade sushi, and Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Scott Forstall (SVP of software, 1997–2012): Those buildings were mazes. Every time I would bring someone on campus, they would get lost. There’s only one time I remember someone n Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Cook: It was an awful time. The stock crashed, it goes down by 60 to 70 percent. We get a call from Ted Waitt, founder of Gateway. He wants to talk about acquiring Apple. Steve and I w Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-infinite-loop-oral-history/ > Schiller: We’re like, “Steve! Newton customers are picketing! What do you want to do? They’re angry.” And Steve said, “They have every right to be angry. They love Newton. It Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B229-KLudTo > 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT PILOT LANDS HER PLANE WITHOUT A WHEEL! They do a good job of staying calm and handling the situation in a reasonable manner. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/18
#11202 Did you have any particular facts in mind? oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2018/09/18
Antidepressants Harm JC Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2018/09/18
> weird, i'm super nice. lmao Anonymous Critical Rationalism Criticisms? 2018/09/17
truth hurts bro. facts don't care about your feelings. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
#11200 Your hostile comments don't include specific arguments about specific claims anyone made. You don't appear to be attempting to have a rational discussion. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
sounds like a bullshit excuse to let bad science that agrees with you pass through and ignore the good science that disagrees with you. That's how you get climate change deniers, anti-vaxxers and flat earthers. Postmodernism on the right. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
https://twitter.com/JonathanTurley/status/1041900047800123393 > Venezuela’s Maduro Orders 3,500 Percent Increase in Minimum Wage … 40 Percent of Businesses Close Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/17
Ok. I see your point about coming at it backwards. And right now, I can't think of a problem that the ranking solves. You can just use general criticisms when comparing treatment options. Criticisms such as: - so far this drug has only been tried Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/17
> Is there some usefulness in ranking study designs, though? I’m trying to figure out exactly what should be ranked, if anything at all. More on this below. This is backwards. You should start with a problem and seek solutions, not take a poten Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/17
updated to use archive.org https://web.archive.org/web/20161201020817/https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/trade/ i think it's awful that trump takes down his recent campaign info. he's still president, he ran on this info, and it's already off curi Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/17
#11191 > You shouldn't rank drugs by the types of studies that failed to refute them. Is there some usefulness in ranking study designs, though? I’m trying to figure out exactly what should be ranked, if anything at all. More on this below. Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/17
>He worries about "trade deficits" the link in the words "trade deficits" 404s now. Anonymous Donald Trump is a Moderate 2018/09/17
#11192 People have different problems. I could make something like that if people were rational, but they get stuck on their personal irrationalities. There already are generic things like that, such as the FI website essays or reading recommendations curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/16
> FI involves ideas that are actually good and effective, as against rivals offering similar overall stuff (rational ideas) but which are incorrect. FI faces the following major challenges: 1) people are so badly educated they screw up when trying to beginner Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2018/09/16
> One of my conversational goals is to understand whether I'm making a mistake. Yes you're making lots of mistakes due to epistemological ignorance. You yourself say "vaguely". You shouldn't rank drugs by the types of studies that failed to refute Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/16
This article makes some of the same points as the blog post above, but not the coin flipping point. https://mises.org/library/choice-and-preference Anonymous Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
> To end on a positive note: Block’s practice of introspection is far better than his theory. Caplan does indeed agree that “[Austrianism] has far more to offer the practitioner of economics than [Marxism]” (Block 1999, p. 37). what the fuck. curi Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
Bryan Caplan curi Preferences and Indifference – Comments on Walter Blocks' Article 2018/09/16
#11186 No Das Kapital or Mao's Red book FF Open Discussion 2018/09/16
Sad to see Wikipedia list "Atlas Shrugged" in the worst books near "Mein Kamph" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_books_considered_the_worst#Atlas_Shrugged_(Ayn_Rand,_1957) FF Open Discussion 2018/09/16
#11180 >Different metrics of evidence quality are used for different purposes. (Though such things are overrated and often no such metric is needed.) Is there a useful metric (and ranking) of evidence quality associated with the hierarchy of ev Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/16
> Total ignorance is a bit of a stretch. I've done enough research to distinguish what I would consider weak and strong studies. However, I don't have to be an expert in research design to know that the goal is not authoritarian control but an attempt Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/16
> calling curi mistaken without argument (a bit of a stretch is a claim about an error without giving reasoning) oops i didn't check the quote authors at first. but then i realized he was insulting me, not curi, this time. well, i await a of refuta Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/16
#11181 You're advocating psychological pressure (as against rational arguments), calling curi mistaken without argument (a bit of a stretch is a claim about an error without giving reasoning), mistaken about strength and weakness (see https://yesornop Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/16
>> I may not have a full grasp of that side or yours but I do not think you presented it in a way that is in accord with the principle of charity. > The principle of charity is commonly used to attack and pressure people – like you've just done Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/15
"quality of evidence" is not a well-defined, singular thing with any universal purpose. Different metrics of evidence quality are used for different purposes. (Though such things are overrated and often no such metric is needed.) Kate, you don't Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/15
Do they differ in their quality of evidence that a particular tested treatment will actually work in reality as guessed? If so, is it useful to rank them according to this difference? Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/15
Kate, you seem to be asking about whether there's any difference btwn the things in the pyramid, or if CR views them as identical. Yes there are differences. They are, literally, different. These differences may be mentioned in arguments when people Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/15
Clarification: >To clarify, I'm not criticizing treatment A itself. It could still be good. But I'm criticizing me going with it right now because it has given much of a demonstration on how it'll actually work in reality (yet). [...] because it Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/15
>So what's relevant is whether there is a criticism of the study, not what kind of study it is. So this diagram is about assigning authority not about how to make judgements rationally. Suppose treatment A has been investigated in a case study (som Kate Open Discussion 2018/09/15
#11172 > I don't think that's the most charitable interpretation of this. It could well come close to straw-manning what is intended with this. > > It is not about popularity or even authority. RCTs are put above cohort studies. But if a coho Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/15
> I may not have a full grasp of that side or yours but I do not think you presented it in a way that is in accord with the principle of charity. The principle of charity is commonly used to attack and pressure people – like you've just done – Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/14
Expressing the position of Critical Rationalism is not straw manning. It is an actual, important disagreement. We have serious, published reasoning for this (which our opponents will not answer). curi Open Discussion 2018/09/14
I don't think that's the most charitable interpretation of this. It could well come close to straw-manning what is intended with this. It is not about popularity or even authority. The whole goal is to keep us from fooling ourselves, as we are Andy Open Discussion 2018/09/14
[image] (Image from https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Hierarchy-of-evidence-pyramid-The-pyramidal-shape-qualitatively-integrates-the-amount-of_fig1_311504831 ) this is all about *who should rule* curi Open Discussion 2018/09/14
If your current ideas (logic, explanations, etc) don't enable you to understand what's going on in an empirical situation, that you have more to learn and investigate. It can be a sign of a problem or at least an opportunity to understand more. But no curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
#11168 With criticisms, as always. Whether or not the criticisms mention data, criticism is always the method of making intellectual progress. Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
So how do we error correct in the light of new information? Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/14
#11166 Size is another factor. I don't think I'd want a larger phone than my X. I've tried a plus phone before and didn't like it. I can comfortably hold this in one hand. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/14
https://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-xs-versus-iphone-xs-max-versus-iphone-xr-whats-the-difference/ I think I'm going to get the XR. The processor is the same as the XS. I don't care about the screen or camera not being quite as good. Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/14
*Logic and philosophy are not empirically falsifiable and are not supposed to be.* Not everything is a scientific issue, and no issues are pure science (making scientific claims always involves some philosophy of science, too). Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11161 In the first 30 seconds, he says right wingers as a group "invariably" make certain arguments (which are not even close to my main points on the subject), accuses them of calling people "cucks" (which I don't do), and says he'll look at data (r Dagny Open Discussion 2018/09/13
I am a little worried that your theory might not be falsifiable. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11161 was me Andy Open Discussion 2018/09/13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIL3JD7rxdE Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
> Even if the measure of unemployment is flawed. Would the base change still no matter. So let's say that unemployment is at 10% before the minimum wage increase. It then remains at 10% post minimum wage increase. Suppose that were true – that fo Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Ok playing devil's advocate here: Even if the measure of unemployment is flawed. Would the base change still no matter. So let's say that unemployment is at 10% before the minimum wage increase. It then remains at 10% post minimum wage increase. Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Best educational Overwatch streamer I've found: https://www.twitch.tv/fahzix Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
#11156 These people claim their economic policies aren't causing unemployment, while also being well aware that *we have unemployment*. Measuring the amount of unemployment may be hard, but it's uncontroversial that there are quite a few unemployed pe Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11155 Two more points I'll mention quickly. 1) We already have unemployment. We clearly don't have a liberal-capitalist system in place – at most we have something which partially resembles it. So it'd be really important to figure out what is curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
#11154 It reads like a foreign language because it's not meant to be understood. If it was understood, people would see it's flaws. It's meant to be dealt with in ways like these: 1) People can accept the conclusions on authority. 2) Activists c curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
Well I guess we can start with this one: http://www.sole-jole.org/17722.pdf To be honest I don't understand the Math involved in this study. I never heard of a Bunching Estimator and when I look at the methodology I might as well be reading some Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13
I don't know why a song gets stuck. But what works for me is to finish out the song in my head. Play it out until the end, then it no longer plays. Andy Open Discussion 2018/09/13
Why do people have music running through their heads? Is there anything we can do to get it to stop? Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
http://www.settingtheworldtorights.com :( Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
#11148 He didn't seem aware that paddling is already a thing in lots of US schools. And he was kinda hateful of strict parenting without a word about how the standard other side of that debate is also awful ("permissive parenting" is bad). Basically a Anonymous Open Discussion 2018/09/13
#11147 Pick a link and say what you can refute and what part you can't. curi Open Discussion: Economics 2018/09/13

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