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Deplatforming and Fraud (259) 2020/09/29 n TechLead banned from Facebook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJcEDzgPRrc&t=191s
Alisa Discussion (133) 2020/09/28 curi >> Why do you think those facts add up to the man going into the store? You took this question out of context and did not respond directly to the main point of my comment.
Politics Discussion (210) 2020/09/28 curi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV7oDl8yDZk Project Veritas has important new videos about large scale voter fraud and vote buying connected with Ilhan Omar.
Max Microblogging (25) 2020/09/28 Max Thought on why FI is special
Open Discussion 2 (2019) (440) 2020/09/27 Oi Yeah, I was copying and pasting chat messages, out of eager angst, in retrospect
Open Discussion: Economics (219) 2020/09/27 Anonymous https://mises.org/wire/august-money-supply-growth-hit-record-high-fifth-month-row What sort of investment actions should Americans take in response to USD inflation? How bad is it? What might happen on what timescale?
Stop Using Google Search (12) 2020/09/26 Anonymous Steve Sailer, [Dueling Search Engines: Was Kamala Harris an Anchor Baby? Not If You Ask Google!] (https://vdare.com/posts/dueling-search-engines-was-kamala-harris-an-anchor-baby-not-if-you-ask-google), (VDARE, 2020-09-12)
Apple Discussion (10) 2020/09/26 Andy Dufresne #18136 My general approach is to buy tech when I have a compelling reason to buy it. Sometimes that is early, sometimes mid, sometimes late. I'm comfortable jumping in at any stage. The decision I make is between "now" and "not now". What's the c
curi's Microblogging (4) 2020/09/25 curi I've enabled beeps every 15min on my apple watch. it's the Chimes feature under Accessibility in Settings on the watch. i've used the mac break reminder app Time Out. i just tried it again but i find it often shows up when i'm in the middle of some
Blatant Lying Example (17) 2020/09/24 Anonymous #18124 The effort needed to maintain lies is (in many cases) predictable to a significant extent, just like most other things we can predict decently but imperfectly.
Social Reality and Real Reality (10) 2020/09/24 curi Here's someone from Less Wrong independently converging on some similar ideas: [Causal Reality vs Social Reality](https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/xqAnKW46FqzPLnGmH/causal-reality-vs-social-reality) That post is missing the second-handedness, sta
Less Wrong Banned Me (14) 2020/09/24 curi ~Less Wrong leadership thinks they're super good at having rational conversations, dealing with intellectual conflict, dealing with disagreements, mediating debates, facilitating learning, etc. Why, then, did they not even attempt such things with me?
Podcast Discussion (14) 2020/09/23 curi https://curi.us/podcast/rationalism-and-convention re poly at age 50 i didn’t go into specifics. some are: kids, retirement planning, buying houses. this stuff is different and harder to organize with 3+ ppl than doing poly stuff at age 20. th
Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion (28) 2020/09/23 curi #18110 I watched 9min. Not impressed.
The CCP Coronavirus (357) 2020/09/22 Gamer #18105 Here is my initial position on FaZe's PPP loan abuse and the exploitation of government financial loopholes in general. My opinion on all this is that I don't think businesses have any obligation not to exploit loopholes in government financ
Andy B Harassment Continues (1) 2020/09/22 curi If you want to help, talk with CritRats. See if any will communicate, explain themselves, negotiate, be reasonable, etc.
Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong (83) 2020/09/21 curi #18102 PS I don't always answer everything you say. If you want an answer to a particular thing, please say so. I don't mind if you bring things up again in a new way or using a quote of what you already said. I'm not trying to avoid them. Not answeri
Passivity as a Strategic Excuse (5) 2020/09/21 curi #18095 Brainstorm about what you want, what your goals are, what your problems are, your life, etc. Try to think of ways of making progress that you'd be enthusiastic to do. Most people like some good stuff and could allocate more time to that. Pay
Dennis Hackethal, Plagiarist (25) 2020/09/21 Max #18096 which edition of the book do you have? It'll say on the page with the publishing details. plagiarism is yes/no. either DH did or didn't; the length of the book might mean it's easier to make a mistake, but it's still that: a mistake, and
Learning Updates Thread (15) 2020/09/21 Max I didn't post anything about my LR, partially b/c it was like 4 minutes before *tutoring max 42*. I also posted my LR with a title for the week, but OP says to only do that per month. I listed a lot in the LR, including links to some postmortems
Eliezer Yudkowsky Is a Fraud (3) 2020/09/21 Max EY is still anti-free-market: > If you want to slap a 300% luxury tax on giant yachts, that's fine by me. from: https://www.facebook.com/yudkowsky/posts/10152873248924228 anonymous #18090 - are you intending to defend EY, like do you think cu
Public University Bigotry (3) 2020/09/19 Khaaan [PRINCETON’S “SYSTEMIC RACISM” CAPTURES THE GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION](https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/princetons-systemic-racism-captures-the-governments-attention.php), Power Line (Sep 17, 2020): > Two weeks ago, Princeton Uni
Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems (65) 2020/09/19 curi #18068 Due to ongoing harassing from sock puppets and the negativity in your comment, I will only discuss this if you identify yourself to me. https://curi.us/2288-identification-policy
Writing Update (7) 2020/09/16 Max > i feel like you might have interpreted it differently. im not sure in what way it was different. Yeah, I misinterpreted what you originally said to mean ~*you didn't know how much your ideas had changed* via reading curi's ideas. But you meant *y
Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech (6) 2020/09/16 Anonymous Former **Republican Speaker of the House** Newt Gingrich got criticized and cut-off on **Fox News** for bringing up Soros' funding of pro-crime District Attorneys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk2_4tibW8c

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TechLead banned from Facebook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJcEDzgPRrc&t=191s n Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/09/29
>> Why do you think those facts add up to the man going into the store? You took this question out of context and did not respond directly to the main point of my comment. curi Alisa Discussion 2020/09/28
#18163 > Why do you think those facts add up to the man going into the store? I think I could make a YESNO decision chart in which all the plausible scenarios I can think of except for the man going into the store are ruled out either by one of Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/09/28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV7oDl8yDZk Project Veritas has important new videos about large scale voter fraud and vote buying connected with Ilhan Omar. curi Politics Discussion 2020/09/28
Thought on why FI is special Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/28
Yeah, I was copying and pasting chat messages, out of eager angst, in retrospect Oi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/27
#18147 It's fine to write all this in this way if you want to. If you want to be understood more, it'd help to slow down and explain your claims more instead of speeding through so many claims and references to background knowledge. curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/27
BTW, @curi, I think it was good we didn't do the Bitcoin option today. This feels (and felt) valuable even though I don't think of myself as anything close to an expert Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/27
> Do you think your made an error? If so how'd that happen? Yes, will do a postmortem in a different post. > Yes I'm curious. Cool, will also put this in a diff post because it feels off-topic. > That's an option. Another is ... I want Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/27
> Reasoning: The man was just in front of the store, but he's not there now, there are no cars nearby, and I see the store door closing. That's a list of facts. It's not reasoning. Reasoning would explain how you get from those facts to a conclusio curi Alisa Discussion 2020/09/27
https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/574/445/ "unjust enrichment [lol]" is in ***roman law***, but NOWHERE TO BE FOUND in common law -- there is a basis in LATER common law for "ABNORMAL DAMAGES" whatever the heck that means (rhetorical poin Oi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/27
> Going to drop this angle for the moment. Do you think your made an error? If so how'd that happen? > I can explain why I thought the implication was there if you want. Yes I'm curious. > I think at this point it's up to me to come up wi curi Max Microblogging 2020/09/27
#18158 > Are you linking hormones to moods? You bring up something about hormones affecting thoughts but then the next sentence doesn't mention hormones. Yes. I think most ppl presume a super tight relationship between them. That doesn't seem ri Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/27
Assertions vs explanation/reasoning Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/09/27
> Don't we have a (rudimentary) explanation for hormones affecting thoughts, though? I know--personally--I think different things when in different moods (at least I think that's the case). Are you linking hormones to moods? You bring up something curi Max Microblogging 2020/09/27
> Low level changes do not cause high level changes that have the appearance of complex design unless there's a specific causal mechanism set up to enable this *A*: Don't we have a (rudimentary) explanation for hormones affecting thoughts, though? Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/27
> - temperament: Say someone has a gene that means they produce lots of some hormone. That hormone makes them angry more often / more easily. Hormones are low level. Behaviors and emotions are high level. It's kinda like suggesting that heating a r curi Max Microblogging 2020/09/27
#18154 > What sort of effect or influence do you have in mind, via what causal mechanisms? I'm not sure about this possibility, but it's a thing I've heard or seems to be a somewhat common idea: - temperament: Say someone has a gene that mean Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/27
#18153 What sort of effect or influence do you have in mind, via what causal mechanisms? For example, genes could make it so we're better at integer math than floating point math. I don't think this would cause someone to be more inclined to solips curi Max Microblogging 2020/09/27
Debate Topic (via Tutoring Max 44) -- Genes and direct influence over mind Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/27
BTW, another thing: "The common law of England has fared like other venerable edifices of antiquity, which rash and unexperienced workmen have ventured to new-dress and refine, with all the rage of modern improvement. Hence frequently its symmetry Oi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/27
sorry, this was where I was retrieving OTHER lines https://mises.org/wire/hayek-and-mont-p%C3%A8lerin-society Oi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/27
If they actually had read Aristotle, they'd know this "The idea of a king is to be a protector of the rich against unjust treatment, of the people against insult and oppression. Whereas a tyrant, as has often been repeated, has no regard to any pub Oi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/27
Notice the wording, Civil liberty. In Marx, this is the difference between political and human emancipation. But in LIBERTARIAN discourse, or just CLASSICAL conservatism, it is the difference between that which is NATURAL -- or normative, and that Oi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/27
Agree or disagree with Acton, his argument INSTEAD went something like this: if the agreement is the church limits the king -- in the churchs interest to remain a social force -- and this social force likewise while limiting his power, also grooms th Oi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/27
https://www.acton.org/pub/commentary/2015/11/10/lord-acton-and-idea-liberty i think the article fails on several points aristotle wasnt in favor a mixed republic, socrates only told them to question not disregard authority and worse,they conf Oi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/27
https://mises.org/wire/august-money-supply-growth-hit-record-high-fifth-month-row What sort of investment actions should Americans take in response to USD inflation? How bad is it? What might happen on what timescale? Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2020/09/27
https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/4nkSD3SJpitfrMBM5/numeracy-neglect-a-personal-postmortem some analysis from a person who isn't mathy. they consider their edu history which is introspection-adjacent (but different than examining their current intern curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/27
Steve Sailer, [Dueling Search Engines: Was Kamala Harris an Anchor Baby? Not If You Ask Google!] (https://vdare.com/posts/dueling-search-engines-was-kamala-harris-an-anchor-baby-not-if-you-ask-google), (VDARE, 2020-09-12) Anonymous Stop Using Google Search 2020/09/26
#16504 qqbb wrote to me: > Instead of saying your honest answer about why you shared it, you speculated about it. The reasons you gave weren't things you explicitly thought at the time you shared it. They are things you came up with after the fact. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/09/26
rant/ramble Oi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/26
#18136 My general approach is to buy tech when I have a compelling reason to buy it. Sometimes that is early, sometimes mid, sometimes late. I'm comfortable jumping in at any stage. The decision I make is between "now" and "not now". What's the c Andy Dufresne Apple Discussion 2020/09/26
[House of Sunny podcast](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev_If2HCuaQ) mentioned Tim Pool is a leftist. I've seen some of his recent vids and found that claim surprising. I googled and saw he has an entry on what I understand to be a leftist hate site: curi Politics Discussion 2020/09/26
> I will probably get some Apple silicon laptop at some point, especially if they can do current MBP level performance in MacBook form factor ;) . Not really an issue right now though since I am home all the time and my MacBook usage correlates with b curi Apple Discussion 2020/09/26
> Should I be early, mid or late adopter of Apple silicon in Macs to replace Intel? Why? > Maybe early on it's buggy or apps I want to use aren't updated yet. > Maybe it'll just be better and I'll prefer it immediately. idk. My guess is that Anonymous Apple Discussion 2020/09/26
Just got this and seems good: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZSFVDKZ/?tag=curi04-20 I wanted it to hold my phone up for reading (Voice Dream with audio+visual or RSVP) so I don't have to look down or hold up my arm a long time. curi Apple Discussion 2020/09/26
Apple Silicon Mac Transition curi Apple Discussion 2020/09/26
Spotify employees are threatening to strike unless the company censors Joe Rogan: https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/2904679/spotify-employees-are-now-allegedly-planning-a-full-blown-strike-if-the-company-refuses-to-censor-joe-rogans-content oh my god it's turpentine Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/09/26
http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2020/09/irresponsible-reporting-causes-needless.html one thing it says is roughly: there's an important pattern where ppl are so convinced by early, biased, repeated media reports that they will disbelieve cor curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/25
#18132 https://www.elliottemple.com/debate-policy curi Politics Discussion 2020/09/25
#18131 > Do you believe that melanin causes different reactions to arguments? No. > Or, contrary to FI and BoI, that explanationless correlation arguments are great and there's no need to understand causal reality? No. > And that skin Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/09/25
#18130 Do you believe that melanin causes different reactions to arguments? Or, contrary to FI and BoI, that explanationless correlation arguments are great and there's no need to understand causal reality? (And that skin color correlations are partic curi Politics Discussion 2020/09/25
#18129 > What does it mean to try to persuade whites? Sailer refers to getting X% of the white vote. Are you asking what it means to "persuade whites" to vote for some candidate? > What ideas will persuade whites but won't persuade blacks o Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/09/25
#18128 I think focusing on race so much is bad. (BLM and the "anti-racists" who preach about "white privilege" and want "affirmative action" do it too. The idea of reparations from slavery today – from whites to blacks – based on skin color match curi Politics Discussion 2020/09/25
Peter Brimelow, [Trump Strongest In Rasmussen Poll—But His White Share Is Disgracefully Low](https://vdare.com/articles/trump-strongest-in-rasmussen-poll-but-his-white-share-is-disgracefully-low) (VDARE, 2020-09-22) : > Steve Sailer has [calculat Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/09/25
I've enabled beeps every 15min on my apple watch. it's the Chimes feature under Accessibility in Settings on the watch. i've used the mac break reminder app Time Out. i just tried it again but i find it often shows up when i'm in the middle of some curi curi's Microblogging 2020/09/25
https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1309362261077581824 > A thread on answering interview questions questions which sound like trivia quizzes: patio11 is pretty good at knowing how some business related social interactions work. He's much more OK curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/25
#18124 The effort needed to maintain lies is (in many cases) predictable to a significant extent, just like most other things we can predict decently but imperfectly. Anonymous Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/24
> Yes but if the effort isn't too huge, and you get lots of money for it, couldn't that be worth it? It might be less effort than it takes to get money in other ways. You have no way of knowing how much effort will be required in the future to main Anonymous Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/24
https://www.kalzumeus.com/2012/01/23/salary-negotiation/ > Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued People have collectively reported over $10 million/year in raises to patio11 that they credit to his article. curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/24
List of messages I intend to reply to Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/09/24
Here's someone from Less Wrong independently converging on some similar ideas: [Causal Reality vs Social Reality](https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/xqAnKW46FqzPLnGmH/causal-reality-vs-social-reality) That post is missing the second-handedness, sta curi Social Reality and Real Reality 2020/09/24
~Less Wrong leadership thinks they're super good at having rational conversations, dealing with intellectual conflict, dealing with disagreements, mediating debates, facilitating learning, etc. Why, then, did they not even attempt such things with me? curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/24
https://www.overcomingbias.com/2020/09/the-world-forager-elite.html Summary: World elites talk with each other and then cause strong correlations in government policies across countries. curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/24
Less Wrong type people and some others are really into public prediction markets where you bet on what will happen in the future. This rewards people with better foresight and provides better forecasts about what will happen than some other approaches curi curi's Microblogging 2020/09/24
https://curi.us/podcast/rationalism-and-convention re poly at age 50 i didn’t go into specifics. some are: kids, retirement planning, buying houses. this stuff is different and harder to organize with 3+ ppl than doing poly stuff at age 20. th curi Podcast Discussion 2020/09/23
Freewriting Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/09/23
i cant think of whats wrong with lying right now. i dont think i wanted to say that in the last message so im saying it now. curi's lying article seems relevant! internetrules Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/23
> #17983 Suppose he keeps the lying within standard social boundaries, keeps it externally directed, doesn't piss people off, doesn't break laws, etc. Suppose most people react positively and view it as something like good marketing. Then would it be internetrules Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/23
Todays' Girls Chase newsletter has info about typical numbers of attempts guys need to get outcomes. I think it's good to give realistic numbers even though they can't be exact. It helps people know the ballpark of what's normal, what to expect, and w curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/23
I started watching chess again a few weeks ago and I'm enjoying it a lot. I noticed the commentators are much better than for any other sports or esports that I'm aware of. There are commentators explaining the game who are way better than me and say curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/23
#18110 I watched 9min. Not impressed. curi Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion 2020/09/23
Rami Goldratt: How Constraints & Conflicts can Drive Change, Be The Change - IIMBue 2019 GISTE Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion 2020/09/23
Lemmings following each other off cliffs is fake news. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNtpWSRF6o8 curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/22
#18105 Here is my initial position on FaZe's PPP loan abuse and the exploitation of government financial loopholes in general. My opinion on all this is that I don't think businesses have any obligation not to exploit loopholes in government financ Gamer The CCP Coronavirus 2020/09/22
If you want to help, talk with CritRats. See if any will communicate, explain themselves, negotiate, be reasonable, etc. curi Andy B Harassment Continues 2020/09/22
Technical Solutions to Perceived Noise Gavin Palmer Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/22
FaZe clan abuses the PPP loan program Gamer The CCP Coronavirus 2020/09/21
Twitter's Photo Cropping Algorithm curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/09/21
#18102 PS I don't always answer everything you say. If you want an answer to a particular thing, please say so. I don't mind if you bring things up again in a new way or using a quote of what you already said. I'm not trying to avoid them. Not answeri curi Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/21
> - Lack of new data. If I have shared everything I know and the other person has as well and the conversation starts to go in circles then the conversation will end. > > - Lack of common understanding. If I try to talk to someone about a topic the curi Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/21
#18094 > Lying requires spending some of your time and attention on maintaining the lie rather than solving real problems. Yes but if the effort isn't too huge, and you get lots of money for it, couldn't that be worth it? It might be less effor curi Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/21
#18095 Brainstorm about what you want, what your goals are, what your problems are, your life, etc. Try to think of ways of making progress that you'd be enthusiastic to do. Most people like some good stuff and could allocate more time to that. Pay curi Passivity as a Strategic Excuse 2020/09/21
#18095 > What are the solutions? Like Joe I don't know what is going on. I watch a lot of Talk Show videos from shows like Jimmy Fallon on Youtube. Can you state in one or two sentences what the problem is that you're asking for solutions to? I Anne B Passivity as a Strategic Excuse 2020/09/21
#18095 curi doesn't say Joe doesn't know what's going on: > Joe says he doesn't know what's going on. I'm not sure why you say: > I watch a lot of Talk Show videos from shows like Jimmy Fallon on Youtube. You asked on discord for "advi Anonymous Passivity as a Strategic Excuse 2020/09/21
#18096 which edition of the book do you have? It'll say on the page with the publishing details. plagiarism is yes/no. either DH did or didn't; the length of the book might mean it's easier to make a mistake, but it's still that: a mistake, and Max Dennis Hackethal, Plagiarist 2020/09/21
addendum Dan Elton Dennis Hackethal, Plagiarist 2020/09/21
What are the solutions? Like Joe I don't know what is going on. I watch a lot of Talk Show videos from shows like Jimmy Fallon on Youtube. doubtingthomas Passivity as a Strategic Excuse 2020/09/21
#17984 > Suppose he keeps the lying within standard social boundaries, keeps it externally directed, doesn't piss people off, doesn't break laws, etc. Suppose most people react positively and view it as something like good marketing. Then would it oh my god it's turpentine Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/21
I didn't post anything about my LR, partially b/c it was like 4 minutes before *tutoring max 42*. I also posted my LR with a title for the week, but OP says to only do that per month. I listed a lot in the LR, including links to some postmortems Max Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/21
EY is still anti-free-market: > If you want to slap a 300% luxury tax on giant yachts, that's fine by me. from: https://www.facebook.com/yudkowsky/posts/10152873248924228 anonymous #18090 - are you intending to defend EY, like do you think cu Max Eliezer Yudkowsky Is a Fraud 2020/09/21
#18090 > this seems relevant To what? I don't think curi is saying EY *can't* make better arguments if he tried, or doesn't have any good ideas. I think curi's topic is more about EY's integrity and the dishonest way he's represented hims Max Eliezer Yudkowsky Is a Fraud 2020/09/21
this seems relevant, it's more thought-out than those tweets and actually like, makes arguments: https://www.facebook.com/yudkowsky/posts/10152873248924228 (there's also some stuff in the comments) It doesn't seem to me that he was trying to actua anonymous Eliezer Yudkowsky Is a Fraud 2020/09/21
#18083 > dad jokes = jokes that are not mean and not dirty I dunno about that. I googled for dad jokes and found [this page](https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2017/0403/864882-dad-jokes-to-make-you-cringe/) examples: > 1. Child: ‘Dad, Max Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/21
Max's learning report 2020 week 38 Max Learning Updates Thread 2020/09/20
In [TMS Live Stream with Matt Bracken - 3PM EST August 15th 2020 @ 1:59:34](https://youtu.be/exU7irDGUoo?t=7174), Matt Bracken says, regarding where to move: > And preferably, look for a state which is conservative all the way from from your county Prepper Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/20
> i want to read all of the fallibleideas.com and then after that read fallibleideas.com/life > i dont really have much of a plan other than: dont read to many of them in the same day. FYI u could import the first ebook here (which has the FI a Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/20
i want to read all of the fallibleideas.com and then after that read fallibleideas.com/life i dont really have much of a plan other than: dont read to many of them in the same day. maybe i could try doing some reading practice on some of them, internetrules Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/20
A lot of people are bothered by some things I do in conversations. They try to be tolerant and charitable, and avoid derailing the discussion, by trying to ignore it. But this makes things worse when it's something I do on purpose instead of an occasi curi curi's Microblogging 2020/09/20
dad jokes = jokes that are not mean and not dirty (i'm anonymously stealing credit for something my friend told me and they got it from some reddit thread they read years ago) Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/20
Vaniver, a Less Wrong admin, wrote: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/PkpuvsFYr6yuYnppy/open-and-welcome-thread-september-2020?commentId=rg2aBQujqL68C7xXr > For what it's worth, I think a decision to ban would stand on just his pursuit of conversa curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/19
[PRINCETON’S “SYSTEMIC RACISM” CAPTURES THE GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION](https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/princetons-systemic-racism-captures-the-governments-attention.php), Power Line (Sep 17, 2020): > Two weeks ago, Princeton Uni Khaaan Public University Bigotry 2020/09/19
Quick thought on a secondary goal of life. Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/19
Lying can get you a $20 billion company: https://hindenburgresearch.com/nikola/ Theranos only got to $9 billion by lying. curi Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/19
OK, I can confirm for everyone that gigahurt is not Andy. Thanks. curi Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/19
No worries. I am sorry to hear bout the recent ban on less wrong. I replied on twitter. Let me know if there is more I can do. gigahurt Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/19
LW's Sexual Assault Problem curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/19
LW claims, quoted in the OP: > the moderators of LW are the opposite of trigger-happy. Not counting spam, there is on average *less than one account per year* banned. My friend suspected that LW miscategorizes some non-spam bans as spam bans. I curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/19
I liked this defense of me regarding the "threats" accusation. Zack_M_Davis writes: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/PkpuvsFYr6yuYnppy/open-and-welcome-thread-september-2020?commentId=WqMsvrEGMoRcnzwsE >> I've reliably used the word "threat" to simpl curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/19
#18068 Due to ongoing harassing from sock puppets and the negativity in your comment, I will only discuss this if you identify yourself to me. https://curi.us/2288-identification-policy curi Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems 2020/09/19
#18069 gigahurt, I'm being harassed by [someone who has repeatedly made fake accounts and pretended to be a new person who wants to learn from me](http://curi.us/2287-andy-b-harassment-and-four-strands). They've been stalking, sock puppeting and haras curi Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/19
#18068 You're factually wrong. There was a "Poppper" typo in the original. https://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=http%3a%2f%2fcuri.us%2f2215-list-of-fallible-ideas-evaders&d=4598664483972610&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=w9CRsK2KT7grO0GnLFke2cucacX9n4fx Anonymous Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems 2020/09/19
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> Feel free to post the long version. I can skim or do targeted search for something relevant. Also I'd still like some specific sentences. Here it is with less words. I tried to be honest about the edits, but I may have made mistakes. For a canoni gigahurt Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong 2020/09/19
> I didn't expect anyone to care about this post. This seems like a bad mistake. I don't buy it. What are you doing editing your post? What's your policy on this? And are you no longer going to call evaders "evaders"? WTF? I don't think your he Anonymous Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems 2020/09/19
correction s/corrosively/coercively Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/19
TCS and passions Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/19
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https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1306982560682008576 [image] I appreciate that patio11 is willing to point out lies. curi Blatant Lying Example 2020/09/18
> Yeah, almost everyone who we ban who has any real content on the site is warned. It didn't feel necessary for curi, because he has already received so much feedback about his activity on the site over the years (from many users as well as mods), and curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
habryka [claims](https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/PkpuvsFYr6yuYnppy/open-and-welcome-thread-september-2020?commentId=DhcKpyeKDQhCnsb96#z3X9RqxyYi7Tr9nc6) the definition of threat I did is: > a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damag curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
[I replied to lsusr](https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/PkpuvsFYr6yuYnppy/open-and-welcome-thread-september-2020?commentId=z3X9RqxyYi7Tr9nc6) -- he thinks curi did make threats and provides some explanation (the bottom part of this post). Basically it's Max Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
If this kind of list scares you, *do not post here under your real name*. And maybe don't post anywhere else online under your real name, either. And you can pick a unique name for posting at FI and curi that you don't use on other sites. curi Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems 2020/09/18
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> > and I do think that was the right move, but I don't think it's enough to tip the scales on this issue. > What could curi have done differently which *would* have tipped the scales? good question curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
I posted this to LW in reply to the comment announcing the bans: ---- > Today we have banned two users, curi and Periergo from LessWrong for two years each. I wanted to reply to this because I don't think it's right to judge curi the way you Max Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
I just updated the post by adding this paragraph: > Also, LW didn't explain how they decided on ban lengths. 2.3 year bans don't correspond to solving the problems raised. Andy or I could easily wait and then do the stuff LW doesn't want. They aren curi Less Wrong Banned Me 2020/09/18
FTR I'm fine with being on this. Max Kaye Fallible Ideas Post-Mortems 2020/09/17
https://www.tiktok.com/@chlsymusic/video/6871075029979876613 Girls makes video mocking coronavirus conspiracy theories. Deletes within a day because too mean. Netflix screen records it and puts it in a documentary, with her handle. But they only curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/17
a compilation of parody news posts by noted autoadmit poster evan39 http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=3642714&mc=72&forum_id=2 Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/17
>> I intuitively think that 'exploratory' style learning (with a high(er) error rate) has benefits. > Whether something is an error depends on your goal. If your goal is to get it correct, exploring works badly. If your goal is e.g. to get a rough Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/16
Max's postmortem on #18030 #18043 #18050 Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/16
> i feel like you might have interpreted it differently. im not sure in what way it was different. Yeah, I misinterpreted what you originally said to mean ~*you didn't know how much your ideas had changed* via reading curi's ideas. But you meant *y Max Writing Update 2020/09/16
#18048 It's currently watchable on YT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFlqXPl_hZQ Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/09/16
Facebook suppressed and labeled as false a video of Tucker interviewing a chinese scientist who claims Coronavirus came from a lab https://www.zerohedge.com/political/facebook-censors-tucker-carlsons-interview-rogue-chinese-scientist Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/09/16
Former **Republican Speaker of the House** Newt Gingrich got criticized and cut-off on **Fox News** for bringing up Soros' funding of pro-crime District Attorneys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk2_4tibW8c Anonymous Media Matters Memo: Their Plans To Control All Political Speech 2020/09/16
https://twitter.com/GarettJones/status/1306320698655141889 > When deciding where to work, mobile elites place a lot of weight on state tax rates, so little surprise. > Doesn't happen overnight, so shortsighted voters barely notice as the trickle curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/16
https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1306089478612688896 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
> I intuitively think that 'exploratory' style learning (with a high(er) error rate) has benefits. Whether something is an error depends on your goal. If your goal is to get it correct, exploring works badly. If your goal is e.g. to get a rough ove curi Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
> Do you write much down when you start thinking about something? Even a little bit will help you remember what you thought and give you something to reflect on (which helps remember more, too). no. doing atleast small amounts of writing seems good internetrules Writing Update 2020/09/15
>>> I did in-person physical therapy sessions for a while recently and have been doing exercises from that + trying other stuff I've found on YT. I am familiar with the videos you linked. I've been working on this issue for several months. >> Ok. KneeAnon Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
#18035 I didn't have any connection to Yes or No Philosophy explicitly in mind. I also don't know if I got the idea of many dimensions vs. a spectrum from Yes or No and forgot the connection, or if I got it somewhere else. My intuition is that I Andy Dufresne Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
> For example if I'm diabetic and need regular insulin that spoils without refrigeration, I'm in deep shit if I'm not prepared for my electricity to be off for a few days. This reminds me of some stuff in BoI about knowledge and life support. I Max Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
Perimortem on intuitive response to #18037 Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
#18037 yeah okay, I see what you mean. I've changed my mind on the quality of my analogy. (I don't think it's super bad or anything, just not as good as I originally thought.) Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
Eating seed corn is like disassembling machinery for scrap metal, which is different (more destructive) than leaving it idle for a day (which sounds reasonably similar to spending a day of your time unproductively). curi Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
#18034 > time is somewhat different in that you can't save it for later. but, like money, you can spend time on things with later benefits (investment rather than consumption). I'm not sure if we disagree on something or not. I think we roughly Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
> Another reason it sounds like a bad way to think is that both societal and individual conditions exist across many relevant dimensions and can't be adequately represented by a single spectrum. Multiple dimensions that don't convert into a single curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
#18032 Metaphorically seed corn = capital = e.g. machines. it's stuff you can save for later. time is somewhat different in that you can't save it for later. but, like money, you can spend time on things with later benefits (investment rather than con curi Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
#18018 > *A Failure of Civility* categorizes societal conditions on a spectrum from "Normal Civility" to a "Failure of Civility" Sounds bad. One reason it sounds lake a bad way to think is that I don't need to prep for "societal conditions" di Andy Dufresne Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
Inefficient learning is like eating the seed corn Max Max Microblogging 2020/09/15
>> I did in-person physical therapy sessions for a while recently and have been doing exercises from that + trying other stuff I've found on YT. I am familiar with the videos you linked. I've been working on this issue for several months. > Ok. > Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
> having a minimum goal which you can easily do seems good. > for me, and mb other ppl as well: if i set my minimum to high like with exercise, i might be able to do it for like a week, but then i might just give up and not try it anymore. I lik Max Writing Update 2020/09/15
#18027 yeah i agree with the idea and examples. and btw it's easier to move up gradually. 1 chapter to 2 to 3, instead of going from 1 to 5. curi Writing Update 2020/09/15
#18026 > Whereas if better knowing the truth led to doing actually-significant work, or to some better path to getting money/status/other-values, then it'd be easier to evaluate. Makes sense. That hasn't happened yet, and I don't know if it will. Andy Dufresne Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
> I set the 1000 word goal low enough that I can generally do it even if I’m busy for most of the day. It’s just a minimum. having a minimum goal which you can easily do seems good. for me, and mb other ppl as well: if i set my minimum to hi internetrules Writing Update 2020/09/15
> meet some common but unstated goals like I agree. > Makes sense. It's not the kind of fantasy I find appealing though. I don't feel like I've missed out on anything good by rejecting it. Yeah, I think it's bad. > I haven't fully and succ curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
#18017 > This reminds me of people with ideas, like Solmononoff Induction, or their pet theory on how to make an AGI, or tons of other sophisticated-sounding philosophy stuff. They have key unaddressed flaws that render their view as a whole near us Andy Dufresne Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
> I did in-person physical therapy sessions for a while recently and have been doing exercises from that + trying other stuff I've found on YT. I am familiar with the videos you linked. I've been working on this issue for several months. Ok. Hav n Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15
>> concerned about comfort given existing knee issues. > What have you done to directly try to address the knee issues themselves? If you haven’t tried to fix the things *causing* you knee issues addressing this might be a good thing to do first. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/09/15