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curi's Microblogging (32) 2020/10/20 curi [image] That's 2234 words/day average. The majority of the freewrites related to Critical Fallibilism (CF) planning and goals. My average over 262 days is 2100 words/day. I partly want to do more, par
Max Microblogging (72) 2020/10/20 Max Some thoughts on good/bad error msgs. I think they're important. I found a surprise overlap with *helping the best ppl or helping the masses*
Deplatforming and Fraud (275) 2020/10/19 Anonymous Project Veritas on Google playing god
Politics Discussion (218) 2020/10/19 Anonymous Wayne Allensworth, "[The End of Politics](https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/the-end-of-politics/)", *Chronicles*, May 2019 (requires free membership to read the entire thing, but I mainly recommend the first four paragraphs, which are quoted below):
Physics Discussion (40) 2020/10/19 curi #18355 Thanks. I watched a few of his other videos and will try subscription to his video notifications. I commented some on a different vid at http://curi.us/2379-curis-microblogging#18357
Open Discussion 2 (2019) (452) 2020/10/18 jordancurve #18342 I updated [my program for the basketball puzzle](https://play.golang.org/p/063PyVjUFLJ) to let you change P(hit), the probability that a player hits their shot. Formerly, P(hit) was fixed at 1/2. (P(hit) is still assumed to be equal for all pla
Fallible Ideas Learning Plan (11) 2020/10/17 Anne B Here’s an example: http://justinmallone.com/2020/10/some-thoughts-on-my-experience-taking-leonard-peikoffs-grammar-course/ > I am paying more attention, on an automated basis, to various issues like parallelism, subject-verb agreement, and the
Alan Discussion (36) 2020/10/15 Alan #18314 The book provides an explanation of how the British justice system is supposed to work, how it actually works and some history. There are some strange features of the British justice system in the book that I left out of the review but nothing
What To Read (91) 2020/10/15 curi I enjoyed reading 3 Arthur C. Clarke books. They are unrelated despite being collected into one book: > The Space Trilogy: "Islands in the Sky", "Earthlight", "The Sands of Mars" Islands in the Sky comes first and was my least favorite. It's fin
Apple Discussion (11) 2020/10/13 curi [iPhone 12 event video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR0g-1hnQPA) I think I'm getting a 12 mini. iphone pro has a 3rd camera lens and lidar. seems targeted at photographers or people who want the extra large size.
Alisa Discussion (168) 2020/10/12 Alisa #18268 I wrote: > I think goals, whether high-level or not, are directly related to the reasons you would give when asked why you did something. For example, if you reply that you did something "because it's fair", that implies that being fair is o
Using Commas (8) 2020/10/12 Anonymous I was getting stuck trying to formulate the (alleged) issue clearly. To get unstuck, I tried relistening to some relevant Peikoff audio to get unstuck. I think this was helpful. Here's a bit I transcribed from Lecture 6. Peikoff: > So the norm is c
internetrules Microblogging (9) 2020/10/12 internetrules >> ctrl + tab cycles windows > ctrl+tab or alt+tab? i meant alt+tab
Discussion Points of View and Mutual Benefit (2) 2020/10/09 curi #18262 Thank you. You're welcome. Good luck.
Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings (78) 2020/10/07 Anonymous #18249 You should have quoted the new version, which you knew might change again, and also which you talked about without providing the link or any easy way to find the link so that people could understand your comment. https://blog.ulysses.app/aut
Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? (11) 2020/10/05 Andy Dufresne #18237 I agree what you say would probably happen. My answer would be: - You currently pay for other people's health care due to stuff like free climbing and getting drunk, and (if you're not a free climber or heavy drinker) get no benefit. - Lettin
Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion (30) 2020/10/05 GISTE EG recommends book by Scheinkopf _Thinking for a Change: Putting the TOC Thinking Processes to Use_
Learning Updates Thread (20) 2020/10/04 Max My LR for 2020 week 40: https://xertrov.github.io/fi/posts/2020-10-04-learning-report-2020-week-40/ I reflect a bit about curi and my conversation in curi.us/2380. I have some updates on speedrunning SSOL (WR dropping, new route maybe). I started u
Ending Aging (44) 2020/10/01 curi Someone reviewed Life Extension Advocacy Foundation for LW/EA: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/cCK2F4MqnBPfqczQu/the-case-for-life-extension-advocacy-foundation
Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill (22) 2020/09/30 curi The Libby app on iOS does audiobook checkouts from libraries. It has a good UI and goes up to 3x speed. I'd expect there to be a similar Android app. 3x is a bit of a low max for me b/c I think some audio books are read at 150wpm or lower but overa
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)
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?

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[image] That's 2234 words/day average. The majority of the freewrites related to Critical Fallibilism (CF) planning and goals. My average over 262 days is 2100 words/day. I partly want to do more, par curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/20
Some thoughts on good/bad error msgs. I think they're important. I found a surprise overlap with *helping the best ppl or helping the masses* Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/20
Project Veritas on Google playing god Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/19
Wayne Allensworth, "[The End of Politics](https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/the-end-of-politics/)", *Chronicles*, May 2019 (requires free membership to read the entire thing, but I mainly recommend the first four paragraphs, which are quoted below): Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/10/19
#18360 Useful post. Thanks. I ran across an [article](https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-hybrid-warfare-and-what-is-meant-by-the-grey-zone-118841) that talks about countries exploiting gray areas in conflicts with other countries: > * Anonymous curi's Microblogging 2020/10/19
#18355 Thanks. I watched a few of his other videos and will try subscription to his video notifications. I commented some on a different vid at http://curi.us/2379-curis-microblogging#18357 curi Physics Discussion 2020/10/19
Sleep curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/19
#18358 FYI, if you want to find out about my videos on YT, you have to not only subscribe to my YT channel but click the bell icon and change it to "All". That's the real subscribe button. If you just hit subscribe YT treats it as a vague suggestion t curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/19
#18357 When I like a video I often go look at all the videos made by the same channel. I think most people *not* doing that is one of the thing that limits the growth of my channel. curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHsa9DqmId8 Interesting video about YouTube and getting views. One thing it says is that YouTube started disconnecting subscriptions from video recommendations and watch time went way up. In other words, the average curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/19
https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1317952825075355649 > Dude has a Nobel Prize. And he’s not allowed to speak at a conference on a field he helped invent. > Because Covid. > Cancel culture’s come a long way, baby. The guy is a co curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/19
Youtube Video on why Gravity is not a Force Anonymous Physics Discussion 2020/10/19
#18342 I updated [my program for the basketball puzzle](https://play.golang.org/p/063PyVjUFLJ) to let you change P(hit), the probability that a player hits their shot. Formerly, P(hit) was fixed at 1/2. (P(hit) is still assumed to be equal for all pla jordancurve Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbozDBM67lY > I was voting for Biden but this changed my mind to Trump It's a black guy talking primarily about racial issues. 12min curi Politics Discussion 2020/10/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd4U1owjcVw Tim mentions that google search blacklisted his YT channel (1.15 million subs) a while ago. I tried searching timcast and tim pool and google wouldn't show his YT channel. The searches worked on duck d curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/18
https://twitter.com/NavalInstitute/status/1317172531573424135 > The Royal Navy has been testing Jet Suit assault teams to determine if the Iron Man-like suits could be used to rapidly swarm and board ships. U.S. Special Operations Command is also e curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/18
https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/1317915844882685952 > Curious why retail sales are through the roof? > A University of Chicago study found that 76% of workers received more from claiming unemployment insurance under CARES act than they wou curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/18
Initial answers to some conflicts of interest questions (TM#49) Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/17
How to tweet an image that won't be cropped or clipped Tweeter Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/17
https://twitter.com/PhilWMagness/status/1317487371630379009 The 1619 project has bad scholarship. It's egregious and includes things like ignorant critical letters from groups of experts and also stealth editing text then denying having ever said t curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/17
Here’s an example: http://justinmallone.com/2020/10/some-thoughts-on-my-experience-taking-leonard-peikoffs-grammar-course/ > I am paying more attention, on an automated basis, to various issues like parallelism, subject-verb agreement, and the Anne B Fallible Ideas Learning Plan 2020/10/17
The best female chess player ever didn't like female-only chess competitions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judit_Polg%C3%A1r > Polgár is the only woman to have won a game against a reigning world number one player, and has defeated eleven curr curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/16
https://twitter.com/clairlemon/status/1317313378973409280 [image] What the hell is wrong with the world? And with the NYT? curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/16
https://medium.com/@byrnehobart/the-30-year-mortgage-is-an-intrinsically-toxic-product-200c901746a > In the 1940s, we got our industrial base humming again by cranking out armaments. patio11 recommended anti-mortgages article, which I was enjoyi curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/16
#18311 Nice work on the 5-player case by Anon. I wrote a program to figure it out for 10 players: https://play.golang.org/p/DJOqGEGDwRW Similar to Anon's analysis, my program prints out all the cases with at least one blue shirt, and it counts the jordancurve Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gduH9yM7sY I think he's asked something about the line between cyber bullying and joking around. I didn't hear the whole question. He said it's hard to draw the line. Regardless of what the question actually was, curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/15
try working on a discussion tree re conflicts of interest. you don’t have to include everything. you can pick important parts or paraphrase stuff if you want. or go through and do the entire discussion text. it’s up to you what you think would be curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
What do you now think of these scenarios? Got some solutions re them being potential conflicts of interest? - We both want the same diamond. - We both want the same computer. - We both want to marry the same woman. - We both want the same slot o curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18336 OK and can you provide solutions to those? Why isn't each one a conflict of interest? curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18334 > Can you come up with some other scenarios, besides competing job applicants, with some sort of apparent conflict of interest? * one banana tree but two hungry people (and not enough bananas) * multiple candidates running in the same el Anonymous Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
Liberalism/capitalism allows people to live in a commune and share stuff if they want to. There are many rival ideas about the best ways to live in a peaceful world but those are sub-types of liberalism. The standard terminology is that liberalism is curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18333 Can you come up with some other scenarios, besides competing job applicants, with some sort of apparent conflict of interest? curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18332 > #18331 I don’t think the “rational” qualifier is required anymore than the sometimes-used “long term interests” qualifier. It’s in people’s best interests to be rational and to consider their long term interests not merely th Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18331 I don’t think the “rational” qualifier is required anymore than the sometimes-used “long term interests” qualifier. It’s in people’s best interests to be rational and to consider their long term interests not merely the short term curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
I'm stuck on something. It's like there are two ideas that feel circular but the oppose each other. I'm worried there's like a tautology / circular reasoning b/c of the 'rational men' thing. Wouldn't rational men always agree on things (eventually) Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18328 > Another reason is that if we were all kings it would be like having a billion city states, which would suck b/c we'd end up like subsisting. I forgot to mention: the other option with all of us being kings is basically capitalism/freed Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18328 If Bob wants to be King, then he isn’t concerned with mutual benefit. He’s creating conflicts of interests by pursuing policies to benefit himself at the expense of others. This will result in rebellion. It gives people incentive to kill, e curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18327 >> I agree with: a world with short term good outcomes from a bad system is worse than a world with a good system. > I doubt that any of the general purpose systems like "bribery" or "favors" for assigning jobs actually would offer Bob al Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
> One way Bob could have the job is if Joe had better ideas -- in the case Joe has mistakes in his thinking. That seems like it'd be compatible with the same system. If we're presuming Joe is rational, isn't that a somewhat high bar? I'm not sure ever curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18324 > If Joe is bad at hiring, that may be bad for me. I may get a worse result. But it's bad for him too. This isn't a conflict between me and Joe. He's trying to deal with life and hiring well. If he's doing it poorly, that's due to ignorance, Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
# 18323 > It’s in both job seeker’s interests that jobs are given out according to the capitalist system where the business owner or his proxy decides who to hire. If he hires Alice, there’s no way Bob could have that job other than if a diff Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
If Joe is bad at hiring, that may be bad for me. I may get a worse result. But it's bad for him too. This isn't a conflict between me and Joe. He's trying to deal with life and hiring well. If he's doing it poorly, that's due to ignorance, lack of ski curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18322 It’s in both job seeker’s interests that jobs are given out according to the capitalist system where the business owner or his proxy decides who to hire. If he hires Alice, there’s no way Bob could have that job other than if a different curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18321 > It's important to think about scenarios in reality. Say the business owner, Joe, wants to interview both Alice and Bob, and then wants to hire Alice not Bob. This sounds like a situation where, if Bob knew Joe's thoughts, he shouldn't w Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
#18320 It's important to think about scenarios in reality. Say the business owner, Joe, wants to interview both Alice and Bob, and then wants to hire Alice not Bob. In what scenario does Bob get the job? What series of events? What exactly does Bob curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
(Tutoring Max #49) There are no conflicts of interest between rational men. Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/15
TechLead: Why "senior software engineer" isn't worth it Coder Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/15
#18314 The book provides an explanation of how the British justice system is supposed to work, how it actually works and some history. There are some strange features of the British justice system in the book that I left out of the review but nothing Alan Alan Discussion 2020/10/15
Twitter claims they are suppressing the Hunter Biden story because the info was obtained without authorization. But they didn't suppress the Trump tax returns leak story. curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/15
https://twitter.com/RitaPanahi/status/1316533418432159744 [image] A little cut off cuz twitter is bad at displaying images that crop poorly (and meanwhile makes people use them a ton due to lack of a curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/15
https://twitter.com/MazMHussain/status/1316777455710068736 > If you can ever imagine yourself saying something unpopular, restriction on speech should bother you. If your long-term plan is just to read the room and always tell people what they want curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/15
https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2020/10/15/the-secret-barrister/ Good book review. Do you recommend reading it for any particular reason? I think I get the main ideas from your summary and I'm already reasonably familiar with them. Does readi curi Alan Discussion 2020/10/15
Progress exposed to criticism Anne B Fallible Ideas Learning Plan 2020/10/15
I enjoyed reading 3 Arthur C. Clarke books. They are unrelated despite being collected into one book: > The Space Trilogy: "Islands in the Sky", "Earthlight", "The Sands of Mars" Islands in the Sky comes first and was my least favorite. It's fin curi What To Read 2020/10/15
#18309 With 4 players: TTTH and TTTT. 50% With 5 players: TTTHH 1 TTTHT 1 TTTTT 0 TTTTH .5 HTTTH 1 HTTTT 0 3.5/6 Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/15
#18309 The 3 players farthest to the left will always have grey shirts. jordancurve Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/14
Probability riddle jordancurve Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/14
[Jordan Peterson](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfDOoADCfkg&feature=youtu.be&t=92): The best thing you can do is teach people to write. ‘Cause there’s no difference between that and thinking. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/13
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24771376 : > "The phrase begging the question originated in the 16th century as a mistranslation of the Latin petitio principii, which in turn was a mistranslation of the Greek for "assuming the conclusion"." ht Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/13
[iPhone 12 event video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR0g-1hnQPA) I think I'm getting a 12 mini. iphone pro has a 3rd camera lens and lidar. seems targeted at photographers or people who want the extra large size. curi Apple Discussion 2020/10/13
#18268 I wrote: > I think goals, whether high-level or not, are directly related to the reasons you would give when asked why you did something. For example, if you reply that you did something "because it's fair", that implies that being fair is o Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/12
I was getting stuck trying to formulate the (alleged) issue clearly. To get unstuck, I tried relistening to some relevant Peikoff audio to get unstuck. I think this was helpful. Here's a bit I transcribed from Lecture 6. Peikoff: > So the norm is c Anonymous Using Commas 2020/10/12
>> ctrl + tab cycles windows > ctrl+tab or alt+tab? i meant alt+tab internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2020/10/12
The first step would be to write the (claimed) contradiction clearly using full sentences. You haven't written any clear version of your claim. curi Using Commas 2020/10/12
I actually thought about whether I was making some error before I posted my initial comment, and I reflected on it a bit, but I couldn't quite see an error, so I sent it anyways. I could have perhaps labeled the part about the disagreement as low conf Justin Mallone Using Commas 2020/10/12
there's no disagreement here re comma vs. paren. you should think it through more. curi Using Commas 2020/10/12
I went through the comma-focused material in Leonard Peikoff's course: http://justinmallone.com/2020/10/leonard-peikoff-grammar-course-lecture-6-notes/ http://justinmallone.com/2020/10/leonard-peikoff-grammar-course-homework-6/ There is a lot Justin Mallone Using Commas 2020/10/12
https://twitter.com/tombevanrcp/status/1315254934812659712?s=21 : > With lightning speed, the Associated Press adopts Democrats' language on SCOTUS: adding members is now "depoliticizing" the court, only "critics" refer to it as "packing." > [imag Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/11
Jon Stossel praises Libertarian Presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen: https://www.johnstossel.com/a-better-president/ Awful. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/11
#18293 text version of the video: https://www.johnstossel.com/fake-fact-checking/ Seems to follow the video fairly closely. Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/11
https://www.johnstossel.com/biased-media/: > “A pioneer devoted to equality.” > That was The Washington Post’s headline about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. > But when Justice Antonin Scalia died, the headline was, “Supreme Court conservative disma Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/10/11
https://twitter.com/johnstossel/status/1315405312829149185?s=21 John Stossel’s video on the impact of forest management on CA’s wildfire situation was censored by Facebook for being misleading. The “fact check” misquotes Stossel’s video b Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/11
[What Working At Stripe Has Been Like](https://www.kalzumeus.com/2020/10/09/four-years-at-stripe/) by patio11 > Working at Stripe has caused an interesting change in my relationship to the Silicon Valley ecosystem. One way is that the domain name s curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/11
> i dont like ctrl x cuz im worried i could end up acidentally deleting things I sometimes accidentally ctrl+x -- I either ctrl+v it somewhere else, or ctrl+z to undo the deletion (but whatever you cut usually stays on the clipboard, so you can sti Max internetrules Microblogging 2020/10/11
#18289 o hey that was me internetrules. i forgot to put the name in internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2020/10/11
> Do you use ctrl+c and ctrl+v for copy/paste? (ctrl+x is usually cut, too) yeah. i dont like ctrl x cuz im worried i could end up acidentally deleting things. for small messages like this tho it would probably be worth using it if it is relevant. Anonymous internetrules Microblogging 2020/10/11
#18280 I agree. There's a lot of naivety around 'decentralisation'. There are caveats, though. Increasing the accessibility of some previously professionalised thing (e.g. arbitrage) can result in more people do it--and at lower volumes. But, in th Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/11
Do you use ctrl+c and ctrl+v for copy/paste? (ctrl+x is usually cut, too) They're good ones to start with. I use ctrl+page-up/down to move between tabs in browsers a lot (next/prev tab). ctrl+l to go to the URL bar, too. Those might be good one Max internetrules Microblogging 2020/10/11
#18285 A rule of thumb is to learn shortcuts the third time you use them (if it's in a short enough amount of time you that you can remember it's the third time). This is similar to writing reusable code the third time you do the same thing. Thr curi internetrules Microblogging 2020/10/11
i dont actively try to learn shortcuts in computers enough. i should try to learn more shortcuts. currently its like every few months il spend some time trying to learn some shortcuts but then i stop trying to find shortcuts. i think i should sp internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2020/10/11
forgetting is not a big deal. i thought people sock puppeting their own threads would be bad so i came up with this policy. part of the point of the threads is to be able to talk to a particular person and ask them questions. that works better if they curi internetrules Microblogging 2020/10/11
for some reason i am slightly afraid of the only post as internetrules rule. im afraid i might break it i think. but i dont think i would break it because there doesnt seem like any reason to. if i forget to add my name in the "author" section i ca internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2020/10/11
#18281 Right now, like today? No, I don't have any plans for that. Longer-term? I don't know. It's possible. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/11
> I don’t think I had considered much whether I should attempt greatness. Will you consider it now? Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2020/10/11
Tangent near the end of a patio11 thread: https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1315157487633354753 > Lots of cryptocurrency projects think that there is a way for any part of their ecosystem to be done by non-professionals in the long-run and they curi Max Microblogging 2020/10/11
#18278 It’s hard to say. I don’t think I had considered much whether I should attempt greatness. And I suppose that, for whatever reason, attempting greatness wasn’t my default, i.e., it wasn’t something I would do even without considering it Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/10
> I was not attempting greatness why not? Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2020/10/10
#18276 Later in *Atlas Shrugged*, Rearden [tells](https://www.google.com/books/edition/Ayn_Rand_Novel_Collection/dUpVaIUdAL0C?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22To+me,+there%27s+only+one+form+of+human+depravity-the+man+without+a+purpose%22&pg=PT1108&printsec=frontcov Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/10
[*Atlas Shrugged*](https://www.google.com/books/edition/Ayn_Rand_Novel_Collection/dUpVaIUdAL0C?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22It+was+days+later,+when+they+were+alone,+walking+through+the+woods%22&pg=PT1046&printsec=frontcover): > It was days later, when they w Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/10
#16571 I had an idea about how to get better at thinking out loud. Maybe I could try to shorten the amount of time it takes me to write posts. That is, shorten the gap between the time I have an idea and the time it takes me to get it into a form that Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/10
#18273 > Do you think that there are downsides with having more disposable income than one would need (upper-class lifestyle)? No. > I am asking because all the things you listed in #18270: >> live in a nice, low-crime area, have a better-th Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/10
Do you think that there are downsides with having more disposable income than one would need (upper-class lifestyle)? I am asking because all the things you listed in #18270: > live in a nice, low-crime area, have a better-than-average healthcare Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2020/10/10
Because having an upper-class lifestyle wasn’t a goal of mine, and I was trying to list only things that were. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/10
#18270 > By saying "middle-class", I think I was *trying to rule out* a lower-class lifestyle, which I associated with a lack of disposable income, and *an upper-class lifestyle, which I associated with having more disposable income than I would need Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2020/10/10
#18269 >> - making enough money to have a middle-class Western lifestyle > Why do you say “*middle-class* Western lifestyle”? I'll take the question as asking "Why *did* you say ..." Therefore, I'll try to remember what I was thinking at Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/10
> - making enough money to have a middle-class Western lifestyle Why do you say “*middle-class* Western lifestyle”? Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2020/10/10
#18265 >>>> I don't know my goals or my bottlenecks, so I would have to get lucky for any given action of mine to advance me towards my goals or address my bottlenecks. > I read this as a general statement. >> I have gained a lot of value by "act Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/09
If you search for #obamagate on Twitter, Twitter falsely says there are “No results”. [Twitter hides all search results for the “Obamagate” hashtag](https://reclaimthenet.org/twitter-hides-obamagate-hashtag-search-results/), *Reclaim the Ne Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/09
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SYSEet759E Nice video on the influence of Twitch and live streaming in popular culture. Includes a section about how chess gained a bunch of popularity when xqc started playing it and then interacted with Hikaru, a curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/09
>>> I don't know my goals or my bottlenecks, so I would have to get lucky for any given action of mine to advance me towards my goals or address my bottlenecks. I read this as a general statement. > I have gained a lot of value by "acting aimles curi Alisa Discussion 2020/10/09
#18262 Thank you. You're welcome. Good luck. curi Discussion Points of View and Mutual Benefit 2020/10/09
https://www.wired.com/story/silicon-valley-opens-wallet-joe-biden/ (2020-10-06): > A WIRED analysis finds roughly 95 percent of contributions by employees of six big tech firms have gone to [Biden/Harris]. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/10/09
Thanks for writing this Elliot. I've had FI stuff on and off my mind for months now but haven't participated much. I've been trying to write down the reasons why I waa having so much trouble learning FI, and a lot of it has to do with unacknowledged s Anonymous Discussion Points of View and Mutual Benefit 2020/10/09
Quote from [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland](https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rgs/alice-VI.html) on goals: > "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" > "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. > "I don' Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/08
life goals of top thinkers Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/08
goals Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/08
British banks banning dissidents Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/08
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkem2UH3p1c > James O’Keefe DEBUNKS Joe Rogan criticism, challenges him to go on JRE to discuss Veritas methods! I like O’Keefe. He makes a lot of good points. Rogan is OK sometimes but lame here. Sadly, th curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/08
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0yVkPncoYs Baldur's Gate 3 review from UEG. Summary: tons of great stuff, detail, gameplay options, doesn't seem woke/SJW, quests that aren't cookie cutter. Two main flaws. First, it's early access currently and bug curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/08
https://twitter.com/voidsurf1/status/1313777624674709506 [image] There are more graphs then a conclusion: > I hope this information gives you some perspective on what we're dealing with today. The curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/08
#18248 For reaching conclusions on my own, I generally don't use methods that I know how to explain in words. I tend to just go by intuition. The conclusion you asked about is no exception. Alisa Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/07
#18252 Then shouldn't you stop acting aimlessly and try to figure out what your goals and bottlenecks are? Isn't finding that out your first bottleneck on progress? curi Alisa Discussion 2020/10/07
#18247 > I don't think that making errors like this and being corrected on them is addressing your bottlenecks. I agree. I don't know my goals or my bottlenecks, so I would have to get lucky for any given action of mine to advance me towards my Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/07
#18247 > If you read the question then look it up, then say "cuz i looked it up", then you are giving info that was inaccurate not merely at the time you made your original statement, and not merely at the time the question was written, but also a Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/07
#18249 You should have quoted the new version, which you knew might change again, and also which you talked about without providing the link or any easy way to find the link so that people could understand your comment. https://blog.ulysses.app/aut Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2020/10/07
#11784 The Honeit bio at that same link has been updated. I don't know why it was changed. It seems more reality focused now than it was previously. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2020/10/07
#18246 How did you reach the conclusion that you want to do that? Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/06
#18245 If you read the question then look it up, then say "cuz i looked it up", then you are giving info that was inaccurate not merely at the time you made your original statement, and not merely at the time the question was written, but also at the curi Alisa Discussion 2020/10/06
#18242 I would like to discuss to a conclusion two issues on which I disagree with Anon about the comment by Mr. Delzer from #15443: > Mr. Delzer, the proprietor of a secondhand store in Nashville called Defunct Books, has a different view. “If A Alisa Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/06
#18244 I don't think it's unusual for a person to be able to come up with better reasons for thinking something than whatever reasons they had in the past. For example, suppose I were to state that Sacramento is the capitol of California. If someon Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/06
#18224 Yeah I don't think I had any reason to distinguish past and present given no new info. curi Alisa Discussion 2020/10/06
YouTuber gets a strike for posting a video of a doctor being arrested at a protest in London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y8PTRouF5o oh my god it's turpentine Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/05
#18240 What sort of conclusion? What is your goal within the discussion? Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/05
#18231 The text below from YESNO is relevant to my mistake: > # Inanimate Facts > Facts don't do anything by themselves. If you observe something, that doesn't tell you what's true. It's not an argument. Facts are inactive and passive. Facts don't Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/05
#16577 I think my goal is to discuss the issue to a conclusion. (The conclusion could be that I'm not yet competent enough to discuss the issue.) Alisa Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/05
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlFJu4ljvGA Asmongold watches All Gas no Brakes talking with Proud Boys and others about politics. What a shitshow. People on both sides are mostly idiotic. curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/05
#18237 I agree what you say would probably happen. My answer would be: - You currently pay for other people's health care due to stuff like free climbing and getting drunk, and (if you're not a free climber or heavy drinker) get no benefit. - Lettin Andy Dufresne Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? 2020/10/05
#18236 The payment issue would get in the news and people would complain that some guy took something ridiculous and now taxpayers or someone is paying for it, and people would say they shouldn't have to pay for other ppl to do it. It's a political pr curi Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? 2020/10/05
#18234 > It's hard to do that in a situation where ~everyone has health plans that will have to pay for their self-inflicted injuries. Our society isn't set up for people to be able to take on medical risks and pay for the consequences. That's tr Andy Dufresne Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? 2020/10/05
#18234 > I have seen no indication that Reisman (or Horowitz or Coulter) knows much about the virus from a medical pov. I agree. But I don't know how much of their thinking that the virus is not very dangerous is medical. Andy Dufresne Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? 2020/10/05
I agree most people who say "freedom not lockdowns" don't think the virus is very dangerous. I have seen no indication that Reisman (or Horowitz or Coulter) knows much about the virus from a medical pov. By contrast there exist indications that I d curi Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? 2020/10/05
https://reason.com/2020/10/02/the-conservative-trans-woman-who-went-undercover-with-antifa-in-portland/ Someone hung out with antifa to find out about them. Says one of their major tactics is middle-level violence, so that it's really hard to ignor curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/05
EG recommends book by Scheinkopf _Thinking for a Change: Putting the TOC Thinking Processes to Use_ GISTE Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion 2020/10/05
Postmortem: thinking I understood something when I didn't Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/10/04
Conversation tree so far (recent entries less refined than older ones): https://maxkaye.s3.amazonaws.com/2020-09-28-curi-genes-int-tree-exported-2020-10-05.pdf Max Max Microblogging 2020/10/04
My LR for 2020 week 40: https://xertrov.github.io/fi/posts/2020-10-04-learning-report-2020-week-40/ I reflect a bit about curi and my conversation in curi.us/2380. I have some updates on speedrunning SSOL (WR dropping, new route maybe). I started u Max Learning Updates Thread 2020/10/04
In January 2017, [Dominic Cummings](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Cummings), the campaign director of Britain's *Vote Leave* campaign, [wrote](https://dominiccummings.com/2017/01/09/on-the-referendum-21-branching-histories-of-the-2016-referend Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/10/03
#18225 > BTW "not a large threat to life" takes a number of distinct forms I've seen: I left out a big one, which is: We know that Hydroxychloroquine / Vitamin D / Inhaled steroids / etc. works for most people if they get it, so even if it was Andy Dufresne Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? 2020/10/03
> Government does a ton to prevent new businesses and products. Ya. A couple of things I have considered that could be done in the direction of both freedom and pandemic control: (1) Suspend FDA regulations on vaccines or treatments for the viru Andy Dufresne Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? 2020/10/03
Not speaking of Reisman specifically but what I have observed generally (biased to my personal circumstances): I think the number of people who actually, honestly have the following high level position is very low: (0) Coronavirus is really dang Andy Dufresne Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? 2020/10/03
#18207 >> IOW it seems to me that Alisa's response was to a hypothetical of what she could have done rather than curi's question about what she actually did. > > I agree with the first part of this sentence, but I disagree with AD's characterizati Andy Dufresne Alisa Discussion 2020/10/03
#18207 Regarding: >> It's not reasoning. Alisa wrote: > I took it as a statement. I agree, it is a statement. > I believe that when curi has a question, he generally asks it in the form of a question. I agree with this too. Curi did en Andy Dufresne Alisa Discussion 2020/10/03
#18220 Despite its title, Reisman's post doesn't seem like an answer. Its first sentence more accurately describes what it is: > I’d like to add an important additional point to the argument against the government’s policy of massive violation of Andy Dufresne Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? 2020/10/03
#18220 Archives of Reisman's blog post replying to me, in case they last longer than blogspot: https://archive.vn/EaSHp https://web.archive.org/web/20201003053204/http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2020/10/answer-to-elliot-temple.html curi Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? 2020/10/02
Reisman replied to me: http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2020/10/answer-to-elliot-temple.html and same text at: https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1312253150716334080 I [replied](https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1312259664352960514 curi Are Government Coronavirus Policies Awful Attacks on Freedom? 2020/10/02
AP recommends reporters stop using the term “riot” Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/10/02
Sep 12 – Oct 2 Alisa Alisa Learning Updates Thread 2020/10/02
https://www.proggio.com/blog/rip-critical-chain/ Article claiming Critical Chain lost popularity and explaining why. curi Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion 2020/10/02
Walk Away Campaign is about people leaving the Democratic party and telling their stories. https://www.facebook.com/groups/OFFICIALWalkAwayCampaign curi curi's Microblogging 2020/10/02
#18213 especially of note to me where these 2 parts: > The Planning Department, like always, ***required him to notify neighbors of the plan and allowed any one of them within 150 feet to object.*** Neighbors learned about the project in late Febru internetrules curi's Microblogging 2020/10/02