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curi's Microblogging (96) 2020/12/04 curi #18940 I finished the Michigan one and also watched all of: [Trump Legal Team Presents CLEAR Evidence of Fraud Before Georgia Senate Committee 12/3/20](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e35f4pUIYOg) If you care about politics and hold political op
Politics Discussion (293) 2020/12/03 Alisa Pallets Full of Ballots (song)
Blizzard's Speech Suppression (1) 2020/12/03 Alisa Upper Echelon Gamers' criticisms of Gab
Bad Study Claims Lawyers are Racist (5) 2020/12/03 curi I read #18944 as making a visible effort to be non-adversarial (despite having some disagreement). I read Max's reply as adversarial to anon and trying to defend me. I think the most effective way to move the discussion forward is to look at the li
Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread (15) 2020/12/03 Anne B > So we can look at this process as: > - suggest IGCs. basically: suggest (audience,topic-scope) pairs > - resolve disagreements & misunderstandings > - criticize the IGCs put forward > - get to 1 IGC or just choose one if we have multiple good
A Philosopher's History of Free Will (4) 2020/12/03 Anonymous #18931 Sorry the above message was intended for #18931
Open Discussion 2 (2019) (514) 2020/12/02 curi > I wonder whether Japan had an especially stable government for 1,000 years no, it hasn't (and you can look this up easily besides remembering WWII)
Deplatforming and Fraud (316) 2020/12/02 Anonymous [Wikipedia bans Newsmax as a “reliable” source after election coverage](https://reclaimthenet.org/wikipedia-drops-newsmax-as-a-reliable-source-after-election-coverage/) (December 2, 2020): > Wikipedia is accused of conducting a purge of conserv
Fallible Ideas Learning Plan (19) 2020/12/02 Anne B >> If you dread it, don't do it. in general, if you do things while hating them you are sabotaging your progress, as Anne has already been told several times. > > I can see that it’s bad to do things while hating them. It’s a waste of time and i
Learning Updates Thread (32) 2020/12/02 Max #18925 > Is TDD good? TDD is pretty heavily criticized, tho some ppl still use it. There are lots of videos [if you search YT for 'problems with tdd'](https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=problems+with+tdd). There's some good ideas in
Focusing Your Attention Discussion (1) 2020/12/02 Max Note: pretty much everything after the first list is free-writing. I thought a good way to start is to list some things that ppl must focus on: - finishing the activities they start (e.g. reading a book, doing a course, writing a series, etc) -- e
What I Sell (17) 2020/12/01 Andy Dufresne #16 > do you also think that vs more or less everything outside the mainstream? I don't think casually looking at non-mainstream things without either understanding the need for or making major life changes - which I'll call "dabbling" - is parti
Max Microblogging (176) 2020/12/01 Anne B > A thought on life, focus, and bottlenecks: often ppl focus on non-bottleneck parts of their life. Why? I think one reason might be that it's very difficult to "fail"; like, even if someone doesn't meet their goals, they don't experience much of a do
Alan Discussion (40) 2020/11/30 curi > The first story might be partly explained by the fact that Popper was kinda deaf later in life. So it's possible he couldn't hear the question with the mobile mike and needed to hear it with a louder microphone. Oh I totally accepted he couldn't
Banned from Ayn Rand Facebook Group (6) 2020/11/28 internetrules JFC @ http://curi.us/files/Ayn-Rand-Facebook-Ban.png michael brown's last message was just so fucking terrible to me. it would have been better if he said "fuck you" i think. im not sure whats going on that makes me think its so terrible. i thin
Alisa Discussion (186) 2020/11/25 Alisa #15555 I've been trying for a while to define my terms from #15544. I'm finding it hard. I think I'm going to put it aside. I think my time would be better spent doing things that are easier, or, if I'm going to spend time trying to understand somethi
English Language, Analysis & Grammar (21) 2020/11/24 Alisa Restrictive & non-restrictive qualifiers
Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion (32) 2020/11/23 curi Goldratt knew about Popper. From *The Choice*: > "Correct," he [Goldratt] confirms. "That is the basis of science as was formulated by Karl Popper. In science, every claim, every hypothesis, every cause is considered to be relevant only if it can b
Writing Tips (23) 2020/11/23 Max #18826 This is a quick reply; there's more I could say. thought this might help tho. There are 3 things I mentioned: * deciding on a goal * judging that goal * being right about the decision and judgement > judgment/choice of the goal I
internetrules Microblogging (44) 2020/11/22 curi > i can do easier things first that dont involve doing the thing i dont like! thats good! yes > feeling bad while writing is a sign something bad is happening while writing. i think this applies to everything not just writing. yes > it fee
Skills I'd Pay For (6) 2020/11/22 curi #5 Oh I found out he does have his newsletters available on the web. He just doesn't include that link in each newsletter. He should. The sales resources are also at: https://jonathanstark.com/daily/20201121-2124-book-reco-the-ultimate-sales-let
TCS Basics 7 (1) 2020/11/21 Anne B > Sometimes parents say, "My child doesn't listen because he doesn't know anything." > > Other times they say, "TV is dangerous. My child doesn't know enough not to listen to it." > > These two statements represent opposite views about ignorance
Mind Map Software Review (11) 2020/11/21 Max focusplan mindmap software
Fragile Knowledge (1) 2020/11/20 Max > This stood out to me especially because of the word 'fragile' applied to know. I've used that word too, but I've never heard it done anywhere else. I'm fairly sure I heard this term applied to knowledge before reading BoI (2015) -- I had maybe wa
Stream Highlight Videos by Justin (7) 2020/11/19 curi #6 go download the podcast transcripts from the podcast page. only the latest few are missing. then search the timestamped text files. not the same as a table of contents listing main topics but you can search for terms like "photo". > It'd also

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#18940 I finished the Michigan one and also watched all of: [Trump Legal Team Presents CLEAR Evidence of Fraud Before Georgia Senate Committee 12/3/20](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e35f4pUIYOg) If you care about politics and hold political op curi curi's Microblogging 2020/12/04
Pallets Full of Ballots (song) Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/12/03
#18951 [Longer video of GA suitcases full of ballots](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keANzinHWUA), makes it look even worse. JustinCEO writes: > you see that they did a fake wind-down while the election observers were still there and waited till t Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/12/03
https://twitter.com/TeamTrump/status/1334569329334083586?s=20 > WATCH: Video footage from Georgia shows suitcases filled with ballots pulled from under a table AFTER supervisors told poll workers to leave room and 4 people stayed behind to keep cou Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/12/03
Upper Echelon Gamers' criticisms of Gab Alisa Blizzard's Speech Suppression 2020/12/03
Veritas has been recording at CNN and releasing a bunch of tapes which show CNN leaders choose a narrative and tell people what to cover and not cover, and what political positions to take. CNN isn't objective. They aren't trying to figure out what th curi Politics Discussion 2020/12/03
I read #18944 as making a visible effort to be non-adversarial (despite having some disagreement). I read Max's reply as adversarial to anon and trying to defend me. I think the most effective way to move the discussion forward is to look at the li curi Bad Study Claims Lawyers are Racist 2020/12/03
> So we can look at this process as: > - suggest IGCs. basically: suggest (audience,topic-scope) pairs > - resolve disagreements & misunderstandings > - criticize the IGCs put forward > - get to 1 IGC or just choose one if we have multiple good Anne B Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/12/03
#18944 curi didn't claim that lawyers should be burnt at the stake. And he didn't say the paper said that either. You're implying that he did say something like this, which is wrong. Also, you might want to check the definition of 'accusatory': Max Bad Study Claims Lawyers are Racist 2020/12/03
Implicit bias IS a problem Anonymous Bad Study Claims Lawyers are Racist 2020/12/03
#18931 Sorry the above message was intended for #18931 Anonymous A Philosopher's History of Free Will 2020/12/03
> #18927 > What story does determinism tell that's different to "you don't need a story, people are how they are and you can't do anything about it so don't worry"? There are events outside your control. These can be in the external wor Anonymous A Philosopher's History of Free Will 2020/12/03
2020-12-02 MI election fraud hearing Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/12/02
[Arizona State Legislature Holds Public Hearing on 2020 Election](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rri6flxaXww) I watched this 11 hour video (at 3x to 3.5x speed and skipped parts at the start and end, but i saw all the witnesses testify and got the curi curi's Microblogging 2020/12/02
[Trump: This may be the most important speech I've ever made....](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=720O_yBLrTs) (Dec 2, 2020) †: > I don’t mind if I lose an election, but I want to lose an election fair and square. What I don’t want to do is h Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/12/02
> I wonder whether Japan had an especially stable government for 1,000 years no, it hasn't (and you can look this up easily besides remembering WWII) curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/12/02
[This Japanese Shop Is 1,020 Years Old. It Knows a Bit About Surviving Crises](https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/02/business/japan-old-companies.html): > The Japanese companies that have endured the longest have often been defined by an aversion to r Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/12/02
[Wikipedia bans Newsmax as a “reliable” source after election coverage](https://reclaimthenet.org/wikipedia-drops-newsmax-as-a-reliable-source-after-election-coverage/) (December 2, 2020): > Wikipedia is accused of conducting a purge of conserv Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/12/02
>> If you dread it, don't do it. in general, if you do things while hating them you are sabotaging your progress, as Anne has already been told several times. > > I can see that it’s bad to do things while hating them. It’s a waste of time and i Anne B Fallible Ideas Learning Plan 2020/12/02
#18925 > Is TDD good? TDD is pretty heavily criticized, tho some ppl still use it. There are lots of videos [if you search YT for 'problems with tdd'](https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=problems+with+tdd). There's some good ideas in Max Learning Updates Thread 2020/12/02
cwp: scope and context and audience - mb we should handle this situation like trying to agree on and criticize IGCs Max Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/12/02
scope Anne B Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/12/02
#18927 What story does 'determinism' tell that explains things better? AFAIK determinism doesn't explain why anyone is how they are, it just says that they can't do anything to stop it. But I refused to believe that and I've tried to take lots of Max A Philosopher's History of Free Will 2020/12/02
I forgot to link Anne's post: http://curi.us/2380#18917 Max Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/12/02
re: collaborative writing project - next steps? Max Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/12/02
Note: pretty much everything after the first list is free-writing. I thought a good way to start is to list some things that ppl must focus on: - finishing the activities they start (e.g. reading a book, doing a course, writing a series, etc) -- e Max Focusing Your Attention Discussion 2020/12/02
Is determinism a viable option for a different explanation? Anonymous A Philosopher's History of Free Will 2020/12/02
Why/how Apple's new M1 is fast: https://erik-engheim.medium.com/why-is-apples-m1-chip-so-fast-3262b158cba2 curi curi's Microblogging 2020/12/01
November n n Learning Updates Thread 2020/12/01
#18922 > I've been freewriting for at least 5 minutes per day how is that going? useful? curi Learning Updates Thread 2020/12/01
#18922 > - I shortened my queue of un-replied-to recent messages from 7 items to 4. Actually, I shortened it from 7 items to 3. The list can be seen in the "Things to revisit, without dates" section of [my learning plan](https://hg.sr.ht/~petro Alisa Learning Updates Thread 2020/12/01
Nov Alisa Alisa Learning Updates Thread 2020/12/01
#16 > do you also think that vs more or less everything outside the mainstream? I don't think casually looking at non-mainstream things without either understanding the need for or making major life changes - which I'll call "dabbling" - is parti Andy Dufresne What I Sell 2020/12/01
[image] https://twitter.com/lizannsonders/status/1333748678331420672?s=21 Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/12/01
Video of Jess Morgan, a truck driver who is a USPS subcontractor, talking about a truck full of ballots disappearing in PA: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1333875814585282567 Summary of Morgan's testimony from the [Washington Examiner]( Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/12/01
Video of USPS whistleblower talking about election fraud: https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1333873500931690499?s=21 Description of his testimony from https://got-freedom.org/2020/12/01/press-release-amistad-project-announces-major-new Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/12/01
> A thought on life, focus, and bottlenecks: often ppl focus on non-bottleneck parts of their life. Why? I think one reason might be that it's very difficult to "fail"; like, even if someone doesn't meet their goals, they don't experience much of a do Anne B Max Microblogging 2020/12/01
Nov curi curi Learning Updates Thread 2020/12/01
November Anne B Anne B Learning Updates Thread 2020/12/01
https://rairfoundation.com/germany-syrian-migrant-stabs-afd-politician-prosecutor-immediately-sets-him-free-video/ (Germany, Nov 26, 2020): > As with many criminal migrant, the Syrian is already known to the police. Instead of authorities holding t Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/12/01
https://www.amren.com/news/2020/11/pitt-med-students-add-vow-against-systemic-racism-to-hippocratic-oath/ : > In the days before its Aug. 16 white coat ceremony, the class of 2024 presented its new oath to Pitt Medicine administrators. The oath inc Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/12/01
A thought on life, focus, and bottlenecks: often ppl focus on non-bottleneck parts of their life. Why? I think one reason might be that it's very difficult to "fail"; like, even if someone doesn't meet their goals, they don't experience much of a down Max Max Microblogging 2020/12/01
#18910 https://youtu.be/rri6flxaXww?t=24324 just like a minute ago from that timestamp another lady was saying how the Dominion voting machines were so bad and untested that people weren't sure they could handle all the votes so they restarted and curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/30
#18907 I watched his presentation. Seemed pretty good. curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/30
> The scenario that seems most likely given what you wrote is a business that's currently generating 10 units of value in one domain. In an engagement you discover and point out that in the process the business is also destroying 15 units of value in curi What I Sell 2020/11/30
*Piton Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/30
I think the trigger was Pitton's testimony in the AZ vote fraud hearing today. You can't link directly to a timestamp in a YouTube livestream, and, as of this post, the hearing is still going on, so scroll to 4:43 PM ET (timestamp in lower-left corner Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/30
#13 > > I think people are behaving reasonably within the context of what they know and avoiding a large risk of value destruction. > > That sounds similar to saying people are behaving reasonably by: > > - not posting at FI > > - not reading D Andy Dufresne What I Sell 2020/11/30
#18904 got a link to the censored analysis? Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/30
https://twitter.com/evanakilgore/status/1333545991333679110?s=21 (Nov 30, 2020): > Bobby Piton, a man who gave an account of statistical fraud in Arizona moments ago, has been SUSPENDED from Twitter. > I'm sure this was another Twitter "mistake," Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/30
#13 > I think you're significantly overestimating this risk because doing that kind thing significantly increases the risk of a failure *that stands out* (weird/abnormal failure) as against a failure that doesn't stand out (maybe isn't even noticed). Andy Dufresne What I Sell 2020/11/30
Daniel Horowitz, [New analysis shows Biden winning nearly impossible margins on mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania](https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-new-analysis-shows-biden-winning-nearly-impossible-margins-on-mail-in-ballots-in-pennsylvania), *T Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/11/30
> The first story might be partly explained by the fact that Popper was kinda deaf later in life. So it's possible he couldn't hear the question with the mobile mike and needed to hear it with a louder microphone. Oh I totally accepted he couldn't curi Alan Discussion 2020/11/30
#18894 The first story might be partly explained by the fact that Popper was kinda deaf later in life. So it's possible he couldn't hear the question with the mobile mike and needed to hear it with a louder microphone. And virtually all of Popper' Alan Alan Discussion 2020/11/30
> Effectively engaging you as a business consultant (whatever the details of the arrangement) is a high value / high risk proposition. It could create or destroy significant value. The risk is not primarily what you charge. My intuition is that in mos curi What I Sell 2020/11/29
#7 and #8 All the reasons you give for possible failure make sense. They're real and significant risks. It seems to me that: Effectively engaging you as a business consultant (whatever the details of the arrangement) is a high value / high risk Andy Dufresne What I Sell 2020/11/29
https://votepatternanalysis.substack.com/p/voting-anomalies-2020 > Anomalies in Vote Counts and Their Effects on Election 2020 curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/29
https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1331973514803310597 > Crypto enthusiasts would probably suggest me to disagree with them on this, and I actually do not at all: > The financial system is in part of broader systems of state control. Seriously a curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/29
Paul Krugman wanted to be a central planning authority with special philosopher king wisdom: https://twitter.com/paulkrugman/status/1332292534610096130 He just kinda admitted it and doesn't see the problem. curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/29
Alan, any comments on these Popper criticism quotes? About his personality and behavior, not his epistemology. The two stories seem more specific and clearly bad than some of the stuff I've seen before that was more like "we had a debate and I blame h curi Alan Discussion 2020/11/29
https://twitter.com/spakhm/status/1332698991012835329 lots of cultures are much less honest than ours. and too many in our culture on the left are “ends justifies means” utopians who think the ppl blocking utopia are evil so cheating is OK to i curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/29
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1328908377959714817.html : > Three of the Democrat justices on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that ruled against Trump were elected in 2015 on the back of record campaign spending that led directly back to Democra Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/11/28
#10 Another thing I can do is look at a field or topic area, research it, and figure out which existing ideas are any good and which aren't, and why. E.g. serotonin, coronaviruses, nutrition, free will, IQ tests or ego depletion would be appropriate t curi What I Sell 2020/11/28
#9 Yes. Asking me to do a web design or science experiment from scratch, alone, doesn't make sense. But I can advise, critique and speak to high level strategy, which adds value mostly if you want something significantly better than the norm. That's a curi What I Sell 2020/11/28
I especially liked the "Unique Insight" section. This is a good post for selling your consulting services for people who already respect you. There's a need for that, because knowing that you're good at explaining things or winning arguments or com Alisa What I Sell 2020/11/28
#7 And I don't think you can treat it as just a biz transaction like a partnership with a designer or economist. Typical people don't know what my area of expertise is, what to defer to me on, etc. Nor do they know how to do defer without understandin curi What I Sell 2020/11/28
#6 It's pretty impossible to trust anyone new/recent with that kinda thing. Even veterans quit FI sometimes. New people are unreliable. They can easily disagree with something, get offended by my ideas, take some criticism badly, etc. Most people quit curi What I Sell 2020/11/28
#2 > It's hard to sell much if you can't offer particular outcomes. It's hard to offer philosophy outcomes because people fail a lot and "have a 10% chance at improving" is not the kind of outcome that appeals to people. But their learning and progr Andy Dufresne What I Sell 2020/11/28
https://twitter.com/lakens/status/1331668781194768385 >> Just published in @PsychScience a pre-registered replication of #egodepletion effect. Tks to Kathleen Vohs & @BJSchmeichel for leading. Bayesian meta-analysis showed ego-depletion effect was curi What I Sell 2020/11/28
JFC @ http://curi.us/files/Ayn-Rand-Facebook-Ban.png michael brown's last message was just so fucking terrible to me. it would have been better if he said "fuck you" i think. im not sure whats going on that makes me think its so terrible. i thin internetrules Banned from Ayn Rand Facebook Group 2020/11/28
It's hard to present ppl's philosophy problems and offer solutions. Not just because i can't control their learning process. But also b/c they don't recognize the existence of most of their problems. curi What I Sell 2020/11/28
Design/etc + philosophy is more powerful than design alone. Add the power of philosophy to your thing. Difficult sell because people don't know what philosophy is, let alone how it could help with most topics. curi What I Sell 2020/11/28
Value based pricing deals with outcomes and their value. It's hard to sell much if you can't offer particular outcomes. It's hard to offer philosophy outcomes because people fail a lot and "have a 10% chance at improving" is not the kind of outcome th curi What I Sell 2020/11/27
This post doesn't bother with credibility/expertise signaling. If you don't know me but might be interested, you can ask me for that. curi What I Sell 2020/11/27
#18874 On Nov 20, 2020, USA Today published an [article](https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/11/20/fact-check-biden-outperformed-clinton-most-major-metro-areas/6349084002/) denying that Biden underperformed in all major metro areas exce Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/11/27
Back in 2006, CNN was home to Lou Dobbs Tonight, a conservative news show that has aired on Fox Business since 2009. In one episode (YouTube video: https://youtu.be/RvYSuJwXp9Q ), Dobbs covered voting machine fraud: > Lou Dobbs: "A firm owned by Ve Khaaan Politics Discussion 2020/11/27
#18842 > If you dread it, don't do it. in general, if you do things while hating them you are sabotaging your progress, as Anne has already been told several times. I can see that it’s bad to do things while hating them. It’s a waste of tim Anne B Fallible Ideas Learning Plan 2020/11/27
not liking learning plans or progress reports Anne B Fallible Ideas Learning Plan 2020/11/27
#18865 Twenty years ago the media cooperated with the government in censoring TV shows for drug content. See "Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America" by Szasz, Chapter 7. oh my god it's turpentine curi's Microblogging 2020/11/27
#18872 I read it. Some good points. Sigh. > Baris noted a statistical oddity from 2020’s election returns: “Biden underperformed Hillary Clinton in every major metro area around the country, save for Milwaukee, Detroit, Atlanta and Philadelphia curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/27
> Lately there's been a lot of attention to media lying and fake news. Many people seem to think it's new. I grant some things have gotten worse than they were 20 years ago. There are some negative trends right now. But the basic problem is old. II Anonymous curi's Microblogging 2020/11/27
https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/23/5-more-ways-joe-biden-magically-outperformed-election-norms/ (Nov 23, 2020) Article points out some things about Biden’s supposed victory that the establishment media has been incurious about. It mentions some Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/11/26
https://townhall.com/columnists/terryjeffrey/2020/09/16/washington-dc-public-schools-spend-30k-per-student-23-of-8th-graders-proficient-in-reading-n2576265 [7:53 PM] S. Emiya: "There is an obvious solution to the widespread inferiority of American curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/26
#18869 This reminds me of *The Big Short*. The end of the movie version gives very short statements about what happened next for each group of characters. For one it basically says "so then we tried to sue the financial ratings agencies [for the egreg curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/26
[Sidney Powell’s Website Apparently Blocked by Twitter](https://www.theepochtimes.com/sidney-powells-website-apparently-blocked-by-twitter_3594648.html ), *The Epoch Times* (November 26, 2020): > A website belonging to former federal prosecutor S Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/26
#18866 I agree with your proposed method, mostly. "have time to look up the idea" is a bit ambiguous, esp for big things, but I think I get your meaning. I use "I think" and "I guess" to separate ideas based on whether I would and wouldn't be surpr Max Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/26
#18866 Correction: In my comment #18866, emphasis was added by me to the text I quoted from #18858. Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/26
#18861 My standards for believing ideas are too low. Any belief of mine that I would qualify with "I think" is not reliable. I qualified my false statement about how YouTube counts views (from #18858) with a few "I thinks": > And *I think* YouTu Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/26
#18864 Things were not as good 20 years ago as many people seem to think. The modern internet has revealed a lot of lying and problems that were more hidden when the MSM had more of a monopoly on communication. But there were some real differences. curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/26
Lately there's been a lot of attention to media lying and fake news. Many people seem to think it's new. I grant some things have gotten worse than they were 20 years ago. There are some negative trends right now. But the basic problem is old. *The curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/26
> #18852 > Yeah. Videos like that can be useful, but they're not a replacement. I watched a few more 1984 videos after those 2 last night, and if you *are* going to watch summary videos like that I think it's well worth watching 3 or 4 or more. So deroj Max Microblogging 2020/11/26
> > People mostly try to make their own conclusions about social status fit whatever they think that a lot of other people already concluded. > !!!! FH with my emphasis: > “Peter, you’ve heard all this. You’ve seen me practicing it for curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
Anon wrote: > You think 950,000 ppl watched 3+ hours of that video? Yeah, I did think that. Anon continued: > You should google how YouTube counts views instead of making up something unrealistic. The former method sounds more effectiv Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/25
#18853 > partly like they see a huge gap between themselves and *high social status persons*. Yeah, this makes sense. > In various ways I think people confuse heroism, or virtue or merit in general, with social status, and expect the two to Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#18858 You think 950,000 ppl watched 3+ hours of that video? You should google how YouTube counts views instead of making up something unrealistic. Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/25
https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1331756986707415040 (Nov 25, 2020): > BREAKING: Twitter has suspended COL @dougmastriano after leading the PA Senate Hearing today about election fraud > His Senate acct is here: @SenMastriano Mastriano i Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/25
https://reclaimthenet.org/youtube-removes-tom-woods-covid-cult-video/ (November 25, 2020): > YouTube has removed New York Times best-selling author and libertarian podcast host Tom Woods’ “The COVID Cult” video for violating its increasingly Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/25
#18852 > I agree. I think it depends on what kind of book it is and who made the video summary, but generally I think one can pick up some major themes of a book in these kinds of videos. Yeah. Videos like that can be useful, but they're not a Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#15555 I've been trying for a while to define my terms from #15544. I'm finding it hard. I think I'm going to put it aside. I think my time would be better spent doing things that are easier, or, if I'm going to spend time trying to understand somethi Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/11/25
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/youtube-suspends-pro-trump-news-network-oann-completely-demonetizes-channel-over-covid-19 : > YouTube has suspended the One America News Network from posting new content for one week and has completely demonetize Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/11/25
#18851 People commonly don't think they or a regular person can be a hero. Partly this seems like an excuse and partly like they see a huge gap between themselves and *high social status persons*. In various ways I think people confuse heroism, or vir curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#18849 > I think videos like that help teach you *about* a book but they don't really help you *learn* the book. Like you don't learn the things the book has to teach you via those videos. I agree. I think it depends on what kind of book it is an deroj Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
> *ppl don't believe heroes exist* Hmm, not sure about that. e.g. look at how ppl treat Musk. I think I'm missing something. Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
thoughts on Anthem and 1984 Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#18848 I think videos like that help teach you *about* a book but they don't really help you *learn* the book. Like you don't learn the things the book has to teach you via those videos. They did remind me of plot points I forgot though. I am not sure Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#18841 I haven’t read *Animal Farm*, *1984*, or *Brave New World*. I did look at the below linked video summaries of them just some weeks ago. I mostly liked them. I don’t know if the summaries presnented the books well though. Maybe someone who h deroj Max Microblogging 2020/11/25
#18834 Another correction for my comment #18833: I misquoted curi. In the text I quoted from his comment #18818, the paragraph break between the last two sentences was inadvertently added by me. I don’t remember how that happened. jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/25
#18845 just check book lengths yourself. i pasted it into text editor and it's 19k after deleting the text before and after the actual novel part. curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
#18844 I think I was way off on the length thing here, *We* is more like 4x. I googled for the length and [this](https://irisreading.com/day-1630-speed-read-anthem-by-ayn-rand-in-65-minutes/) link mentions ~1hr at 500 WPM. After I posted #18844 I s Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
#18843 No. It's only like 2x the length of Anthem, though, so might do that tonight + tomorrow. Will post here if I do. Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
#18841 Did you read *We*? If so, do you think it's good? curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
If you dread it, don't do it. in general, if you do things while hating them you are sabotaging your progress, as Anne has already been told several times. if you mildly dislike something you can give it a try anyway, if you want to, but if you dre curi Fallible Ideas Learning Plan 2020/11/24
> *We* I was introduced to this book some years ago, essentially as '1984 but before 1984 was written'. I'm not sure if there are multiple translations, but I'm pretty sure the original was in russian. (googled it: yup, also it was written in 1920- Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
Note that Anthem was published in 1937, well before 1984's publication, and before seeing WWII or its aftermath with the USSR. Yes Rand's is more realistic. Rand understands how socialism is incompatible science and wealth. There are other kinda curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
#18836 From https://aelanwave.wordpress.com/2020/11/22/progress-report-november-22/ > 3. I dread writing these progress reports. I found something similar. I got over that a bit with https://curi.us/2377-learning-updates-thread#18653 but in Max Fallible Ideas Learning Plan 2020/11/24
Restrictive & non-restrictive qualifiers Alisa English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2020/11/24
I read *Anthem* yesterday. It's quite short (like ~1hr to read casually) and I recommend it. It reminded me a lot of *1984*, esp at the beginning. *Anthem* deals with the philosophy a bit more directly, tho, and is written more simply. (At least fr Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/24
My most recent learning plans and weekly progress reports are here: https://aelanwave.wordpress.com/category/learning-plans/ I don't think my current learning plan is very effective. I don't think I'm doing much different than I would be without Anne B Fallible Ideas Learning Plan 2020/11/24
We have a topic: How do you make pancakes? Now what? How about this: - We figure out a context/audience for our writing. - We decide on some main points. - We do the writing. - We fine-tune the writing. (I wonder if we have very different Anne B Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/11/24
Minor correction: I wrote: > Now here's the question I asked about [2] in #18825: The text "about [2]" shouldn't be there. Here's how the mistake happened. I originally put some numbers in the text I quoted from #18818 to make it easier to re jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/23
#18827 Here is a contiguous section of curi's post #18818: > If we compared Trump to a minor candidate, saying he won but +49 would tell us it's not close, but maybe not be that useful or specific. Did the minor candidate get 0% or 10% or somet jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/23
Goldratt knew about Popper. From *The Choice*: > "Correct," he [Goldratt] confirms. "That is the basis of science as was formulated by Karl Popper. In science, every claim, every hypothesis, every cause is considered to be relevant only if it can b curi Eliyahu Goldratt Discussion 2020/11/23
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#18826 This is a quick reply; there's more I could say. thought this might help tho. There are 3 things I mentioned: * deciding on a goal * judging that goal * being right about the decision and judgement > judgment/choice of the goal I Max Writing Tips 2020/11/23
I tweeted: .@patio11 Fund idea: We buy controlling interests in companies, increase their prices, and otherwise leave them alone. curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/23
got leather iPhone 12 mini case. volume and lock buttons feel nice. silencer toggle is kinda hard to use it's deep enough to protect camera bump pretty tight fit but if u push on the camera bump it's easier to get phone out leather feels pret curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/23
>> A common comparison would be Trump got 15x more votes than J did. > Why do you say this kind of comparison is common? I didn't. You dropped the "If" statement that qualified it, as well as the qualifier after it. curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/23
#18816 Max wrote: > The issue is to do with like both the judgment/choice of the goal *and* the issue of which choice to make at all. Does that sound right? I think I'm confused. I don't understand the distinction you're making. For one thing Alisa Writing Tips 2020/11/23
#18818 I agree that T +5 is a common way to compare votes. I've seen that a lot. curi wrote: > Direct ratios between two things are common. When we say Trump got 51% of the vote, we're directly comparing T to V (V = total vote). I think the p jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/23
picking a topic Anne B Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/11/23
re Max's https://xertrov.github.io/fi/posts/2020-11-20-1st-order-getting-stuck-vs-2nd-order-getting-stuck-and-structural-epistemology/ which asks: > can two people ever learn the same thing? see also http://fallibleideas.com/originality curi Max Microblogging 2020/11/22
> i can do easier things first that dont involve doing the thing i dont like! thats good! yes > feeling bad while writing is a sign something bad is happening while writing. i think this applies to everything not just writing. yes > it fee curi internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/22
>> sometimes i spend to long like just editing a single paragraph, and thats not fun. > it's not efficient to do that either (except occasionally, as a test, to see what it's like how and well you can do it – that's fine) > if something takes internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/22
#5 Oh I found out he does have his newsletters available on the web. He just doesn't include that link in each newsletter. He should. The sales resources are also at: https://jonathanstark.com/daily/20201121-2124-book-reco-the-ultimate-sales-let curi Skills I'd Pay For 2020/11/22
> Davies never concedes a point he just keeps on bring up new points for why the bridge should fail. > if he just talked about 1 point to conclusion, then if he was right he doesnt need to bring up any other point, the bridge has failed! > if he curi curi's Microblogging 2020/11/22
#18812 When we compare Trump's votes to Biden's we commonly do it in a different way: Trump won that state by +5 Direct ratios between two things are common. When we say Trump got 51% of the vote, we're directly comparing T to V (V = total vote). curi Politics Discussion 2020/11/22
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#18813 >> I think powering up is good and will help, but I don't think it's necessary for you to get an idea of a (big?) life goal. The first time I remember thinking about wanting to do democracy stuff was in grade 4 (I was 9 I think). I didn't fo Max Writing Tips 2020/11/22
> https://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/entry/365 > People sabotage discussions. https://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/entry/365 Davies never concedes a point he just keeps on bring up new points for why the bridge should fail. if he just talked about 1 point to internetrules curi's Microblogging 2020/11/22
#18700 > After complaining extensively about MAGA, including because MAGA suggests things aren't already great which BBB does too. huh i thought the main complaint was that america was never great. i looked up "america is already great" and Anonymous curi's Microblogging 2020/11/22
#18792 I wrote: >> what *kinds* of goals to aim for Max replied: > I'm not sure I understand what you mean by this. Can you give two examples of goals that are different kinds? I said it wrong. It's not that you're considering different *k Alisa Writing Tips 2020/11/22
#18801 You're right, J/T works for comparing J & T even when B is in the race. I didn't think of that. Now that you mention it, I guess J/T actually generalizes to multiple candidates, in the way that I was thinking of it, as well as J/(J+T) does. jordancurve Politics Discussion 2020/11/22
project planning Anne B Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/11/22
when does practice count? Max internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/22
having fun with philosophy stuff Anne B internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/22
a soda a day Anne B internetrules Microblogging 2020/11/22
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potential topics Anne B Collaborative Writing Discussion Thread 2020/11/22
how to do FI Max Max Microblogging 2020/11/22