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[21 hours ago]
@off_grid_living "Beautiful sunny day today, at Dululu." <3
[21 hours ago]
@hecanjog "Just discovered an unsaved vim buffer sitting in a local tmux session I forgot about for days now. Yikes. At least it was easy to remember where I left off. :)" -> Hopefully something important
[21 hours ago]
the universe needs to meditate
[2 days ago]
female spiders eat males after mating bc males won't provide for offspring, so they might as well provide nutrients for the mother
[2 days ago]
life is quined matter
[2 days ago]
universes with more life probably more compressible
[3 days ago]
typos on a darknet market site. programmers *sigh*
[5 days ago]
~problematic~
[6 days ago]
Annoyance: it is the exception, rather than the norm, that taking away options from someone helps them.
[7 days ago]
The last thing ever felt was a medium-surprised “huh.”, as when one comes across a novel, but not very surprising new fact. After August 23rd 2039 11:34, nothing ever happened in an awareness again.
[8 days ago]
@mox "so much is different now, i feel like i'm in a completely different place then when i was writing here last" -> Welcome back
[8 days ago]
5-word horror story: law of conversation of valence
[13 days ago]
@adi "@niplav Your reasoning is that if Zeus would create mistresses he would create _too many_ people?" -> Nope, that he wouldn't be able to control them (since they are only slightly less powerful than him), and...
[2 weeks ago]
Skolem constants are just Skolem functions of arity 0, they have no universal quantifiers around them.
[2 weeks ago]
maybe gods have the problem that they only can create beings slightly weaker than themselves, so they don't create as much as they would want to (this would be the reason why Zeus rapes/seduces random women and doesn't just create mistresses – the mist...
[2 weeks ago]
"@niplav (#<kfgri5a https://twtxt.net/search?tag=kfgri5a>) There are no expectations when you're honest. Expectations and honesty don't mix." -> I honestly wasn't expecting _that_ answer :)
[2 weeks ago]
before awakening: basic inframeasure theory. after awakening: advanced inframeasure theory.
[2 weeks ago]
enlightenment as a road to reductionism
[2 weeks ago]
subsumption lattices in the water supply
[2 weeks ago]
That way, you can create pockets of honesty, while still succeeding when dishonesty is necessary.
[2 weeks ago]
Be as honest to other people as you expect them to be to you.
[2 weeks ago]
the mental motion that is equivalent to the physical motion you make when you expel residual fluid out of your urethra
[3 weeks ago]
[3 weeks ago]
@jlj "@niplav (#<xvbnyma https://twt.nfld.uk/search?tag=xvbnyma>) Fascinating. :-) Suspect #<RMS https://twt.nfld.uk/search?tag=RMS> would have a violent physical reaction -- accompanied by some salty language -...
[3 weeks ago]
epistemic status: taking semi-jokes seriously) “irrationalism” would be a much much better name than “rationalism”: it sounds more humble (and this _is_ important to the outside world, name not yet taken, and it carries in it a very central point of ba...
[3 weeks ago]
but now, for something enjoyable: [commmutative hyperoperators](https://observablehq.com/@ishi/arithmetic) and [their implementation](https://niplav.github.io/notes.html#Implementing-Commutative-Hyperoperators)
[3 weeks ago]
RMS would have been well advised to learn some [Kolmogorov complicity](https://slatestarcodex.com/2017/10/23/kolmogorov-complicity-and-the-parable-of-lightning/) – unfortunately he's more on the Kantorovich side, and hadn't gotten bitten as hard before
[3 weeks ago]
@alip "We are calling for Richard M. Stallman to be removed from all leadership positions, including the GNU Project. https://rms-open-letter.github.io/" highly contextual/simulacrous memeplexes exclude high-va...
[3 weeks ago]
Chapman's sites are wonderfully wgettable
[3 weeks ago]
Impossible → God can't do. But what about: God doesn't want → Impossible
[4 weeks ago]
hem hock
[4 weeks ago]
guns cock
[4 weeks ago]
cocks gun
[1.3 months ago]
i think that this becomes a bigger issue with more options in a survey?
[1.3 months ago]
for this reason, don't expect consistent opinions from the percentages in survey results!
[1.3 months ago]
i think one can't really infer inconsistencies from survey data all that often (as in “n% of people think X, and m% of people think y, but those are incompatible”). if n% of people say X (m% say Y), and 100-n% of people say ¬X (and 100-m% say ¬Y), and ...
[1.3 months ago]
https://hotelconcierge.tumblr.com/post/113360634364/the-stanford-marshmallow-prison-experiment probably wrong, iq predictive, but marshmallow test is (apparently?) not
[1.3 months ago]
@(frogorbits.com) "@niplav Seems like most of the (radical) life extension people are interested in adding years to their lives, but agnostic about adding life to their years. “Be old longer” doesn’t appeal to a lot of people." -> I disagree, the peopl...
[1.3 months ago]
@(frogorbits.com) I hope that didn't come off too mean :-/
[1.3 months ago]
@(frogorbits.com) @niplav "I sign a lot less stuff these days now that my phone can pretend to be a credit card. Also: an impostor with a quantum computer can’t pretend to sign documents on my behalf…" -> It's good...
[1.3 months ago]
look at me! Im Moldbug! I want to appoint $PROGRESSIVE_ICON as king/queen!
[1.3 months ago]
it's fascinating (and by that i mean dumb) that we still use signatures written with pens to sign documents instead of signing them with private keys like civilized people.
[1.4 months ago]
when forecasting, babble 10 unexpected things that might derail the forecast
[1.4 months ago]
e.g. editing a text – I thought i was done with it!
[1.4 months ago]
aversion to carrying out actions that increase my prediction error
[1.4 months ago]
@adi "I usually seen the opposite. Women are more interested in longevity and happy that studies show that they live more than men." -> I probably could have been clearer: It seems to me that women are on average...
[1.4 months ago]
@jlj "A good read: [Why I find longtermism hard](https://80000hours.org/2021/02/why-i-find-longtermism-hard/) -- […]" -> Interesting! I don't particularly share that emotional intuition (although my bias probabl...
[1.4 months ago]
i can feel your stomach in my bones
[1.4 months ago]
my wish: textbooks are published together with anki flashcards
[1.5 months ago]
men care more than women about longevity?
[1.5 months ago]
interested in understanding the world of fucking
[1.5 months ago]
sequential decision problems in the water supply
[1.6 months ago]
i'm twelve
[1.6 months ago]
every state is goal state
[1.6 months ago]
for some reason, I really like this pattern of exchange: A:“[controversial/semi-out-of-context thing, said quickly, maybe mutteringly] what?” B [in quick succession]: ”what?” A [also quickly]: “what?” (repeat as often as needed)
[1.6 months ago]
(it me)
[1.6 months ago]
rationalist who is okay-ish at forecasting
[1.6 months ago]
rationalist who hasn't touched his 100-card anki deck in half a year
[1.6 months ago]
rationalist who is cryocrastinating
[1.6 months ago]
The automatic mental cut between “I believe this” and “I have to say this”
[1.6 months ago]
Men care more than women about longevity?
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morning larks like breakfast more?
[1.6 months ago]
a twitching robot, if you will
[1.6 months ago]
brahmaviha-rat
[1.6 months ago]
Working hours are not about work, they're about class warfare.
[1.6 months ago]
Tran-Skript
[1.6 months ago]
Simp-lifying
[1.6 months ago]
Turbo-Lenz
[1.6 months ago]
what did you expect?
[1.6 months ago]
i mean, it's kind of obvious that if you dangle a gigantic “you oughn't think this particular thought” in front of a bunch of nerds, they are abso-fucking-lutely going to think the thought.
[1.6 months ago]
It's not widely known, but in fact shopping is just slang for “style hopping”
[1.6 months ago]
Axistentialism
[1.6 months ago]
Daily annoyance: When the change in a metric is given, but it's not clear whether this change was good or bad, because I don't know the metric.
[1.6 months ago]
when thinking about metaphysics, i always feel as if i'm either reinventing the aristotelian substance/form distinction or parmenidesian monism or badly compressing deleuze.
[1.6 months ago]
Being rational is virtuous
[1.7 months ago]
The epistemic commons are worth protecting. Go and do your signalling with donations or fashion.
[1.7 months ago]
I get very squeamish when people are insistent on me saying “X is Y”. It's usually a bad sign.
[1.7 months ago]
Getting laid before the age of 21 is a great predictor for becoming a utilitarian vs. a negative utilitarian.
[1.7 months ago]
Do people who only communicate in ASL have tiny hands as an internal monologue?
[1.7 months ago]
If you want somebody to help you, they should participate in the loss/gain of their helping to the degree of effect.
[1.7 months ago]
Not explaining away; instead predicting.
[1.7 months ago]
Bandname: Catastrophic Transcripts
[1.7 months ago]
Audiobook not so great because they don't pause automatically if I lose focus, books do.
[1.7 months ago]
There is a universe not far from ours where people signal wealth mostly through effective charitable donations.
[1.7 months ago]
Possible climate change intervention: Improve performance of widely used but neglected open source projects.
[1.7 months ago]
Yes andy, no butty.
[1.7 months ago]
How do you cooperate with suboptimal allies?
[1.7 months ago]
Concreteness leaking out of your abstractions there.
[1.7 months ago]
A jam is a very vibey object.
[1.7 months ago]
Minimax, maximin, minimin, maximax
[1.7 months ago]
technocratsacy
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I'm skeptical about having a model of utility actually being sufficient to solve optimizers curse. isn't that just kicking the can down the road, finding something that fools both your utility and your utility model?
[1.7 months ago]
it's uncool on purpose to avoid you clicking
[1.7 months ago]
@jlj "Anyone running [Urbit](https://github.com/urbit/urbit)? Thinking about having a play with a comet. ☄🌒" -> Just as @movq has problems with his reading queue, I have p...
[1.8 months ago]
@ionores "Perseverance ! 👏🎉😀" <3
[1.8 months ago]
“concept handle” is jargon for “jargon”
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People who don't create their own religions are incredibly suspect.
[1.8 months ago]
argmax ∑☺-☹
[1.9 months ago]
how highly evolved a human is can be measured by how small their little toe is
[1.9 months ago]
naming my eye floaters
[1.9 months ago]
looked better rendered by LaTeX, but whatevs
[1.9 months ago]
the emotion {≻,~,≺}
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Echochamber of Guf.
[1.9 months ago]
At least you can feel good about the counterfactual worlds which are doing really well right now!
[1.9 months ago]
Note to self: Use “Eat my shorts” and “Stay fresh, cheese bags” more often.
[1.9 months ago]
Some of you haven't read the sequences and it shows.
[1.9 months ago]
The singular of criteria is criterion goddamnit!
[1.9 months ago]
Pareto diversity
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Approval directed behavior in the water supply
[1.9 months ago]
Meatculus
[1.9 months ago]
The wise man bowed his head and said solemnly: "There is in fact no difference between aesthetics and ethics (normativity and morality). You imbecile. You fucking moron."
[1.9 months ago]
Either you die a good person, or you get old enough to see yourself turn into an Omohundro monster.
[1.9 months ago]
Intelligence is the technology creating technology.
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It always bottoms out in valence somewhere.
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BUT
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Complex,
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Are
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Values
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Doing a crucifix: Human
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value of perfect information in the water supply
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Play strange games, win strange prizes.
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Omohundro monsters in the water supply.
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A lot of social technology developed by nerds makes lying harder, and therefore won't be accepted except in nerd-only spaces.
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Virginity actuarial table
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Families are probably very good: people genetically pre-disposed to like/help/cooperate with you.
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It's harder for me to be mindful of default states of mind (calm etc.) than very agitated states (nervousness, stress etc.).
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Politics supervenes on ethics/epistemology.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orbifold#Music_theory
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Sure, give me all the negative space you want. I'll take the most comfortable spot.
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I'm here to chew bubblegum and refine my subjective experience, and luckily both can be combined
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meditation is a fine long-term form of suicide
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subtle sense of impending doom
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positional enslavement
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fnarglization might work if you have a ruler that's about as smart as humans and rational (it definitely doesn't if one of those doesn't hold)
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Note: I'm not sure how much I believe this as of yet. Maybe 10%?
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or, more flippantly: almost all economic growth is destroyed by regulation, almost all progress in hardware is destroyed by slower software
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Wirth's law, but for economic growth and regulation instead of hardware and software
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@jlj "@niplav (#<4qeibma https://twt.nfld.uk/search?tag=4qeibma>) Hadn't heard of this; thanks for the tip! Been getting lost in your text reviews; the Benatar piece piqued my interest: I'd been reading a critiq...
[2.1 months ago]
yo bro, the new alignment newsletter just dropped!
[2.1 months ago]
proposal: let's ignore 2020 data when trying to argue about anything
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leave a line of retreat in ideology-space
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ironically, IRC has more slack than Slack
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@prologic “we _should_ fight for IRC more” another slack “Definition: Slack. The absence of binding constraints on behavior.” https://thezvi.wordpress.com/2017/09/30/slack/
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reading
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what is the popperian stance towards tolerance's stance towards the popperian stance towards tolerance?
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paradox of tolerance is self-swallowing?
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I should fight for slack more.
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gilgamesh ratfic
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v_v
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dislike of editing because it induces a prediction error for believing ”I'm already finished working on this text”
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or, longer: in the cartesian product of the space of minds by their rationality and mind-states by their emotional well-being on the high end the tails may come apart, but they are not anti-correlated
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rationalist ∟ postrationalist
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humans are maybe better at solving common resource problems than more rational agents for adaption-executer reasons
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high discounters force low discounters into high discounting
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winner's curse for high discount rates
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how come there's a Hard Problem of Consciousness™, but no hard problem of matter?
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@iolfree "I just typed in 'censorship' on pinterest and that is also completely banned." https://i.imgflip.com/1ppi4p.jpg
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shoot me if i ever say that X should require Educational Attainment Y
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high effect-size male
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could we build a blockchain which auctions off computing power to companies who wish to solve NP-hard problems as proof of work?
[2.3 months ago]
maturyte
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masturbit
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masturbyte
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I used aversion factoring yesterday
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felt really tense around a maybe 4cm² area there, slowly disappeared during the sit
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yesterdays session: collecting dullness (?, maybe addictive energy is a better name) at the spot where the nose begins between the eyes, then concentrating on it
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un-doing not doing non-doing
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challenge for qualia relationism: it seems plausible that for a relation between two qualia to be established to actually create the quality of the experience, they should occur at near points in time. however, people in great pain don't usually at the...
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(cont): qualia relationism: the properties of qualia are defined by their relations to other qualia (but distinguish ordinal rankings for properties of qualia without a zero-point from cardinal properties of qualia without a zero-point). E.g., the hedo...
[2.4 months ago]
(me making up words): qualia internalism: the properties of a quale are internal to the quale, and therefore the properties of different qualia can be projected onto a cardinal scale with zero point.
[2.4 months ago]
@jlj "Wow. I think much of what drew me to zettlekasten -- and then letting it languish :-( -- really belongs in Anki." <3 i have only used SRS for ~3 months now, so I'm not sure how long i'll continue
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learning dril tweets & morse code using spaced repetition
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two sigma male
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@pbatch "Writing a "tweet" is low-friction, and the medium forces you to chunk out ideas into (mostly) self-contained thoughts." <3
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Or is that undecidable?
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Let TM1 and TM2 be turing machines. Let p_{1 on 2} be the shortest program that emulates TM1 on TM2, and p_{2 on 1} be the shortest program that emulates TM2 on TM1. TM1≺TM2 iff |p_{1 on 2}|<|p_{2 on 1}| (and TM1~TM2 iff |p_{1 on 2}|=|p_{2 on 1}|). Is ...
[2.5 months ago]
Another datapoint for the technocrats is, of course, Ignaz Semmelweis. He comes around high-phalumphin with his data and his measurements, wanting nurses to abolish their age-old practice of “not caring whether one has washed ones hands before helping ...
[2.5 months ago]
people have it the wrong way around: algorithmic decision-making is usually fairer (but cless efficient), but people making decisions is more efficient (while being more biased)
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beer is liquid psychoactive bread
[2.6 months ago]
i will not live in the bay, i won't be part of the cule
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note to self: don't go to the bay
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@vain “I don’t know. But you got me.” <3
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sorry for the twtstorm o.o
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Australien kaputt
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Intellectualize your problems so you will become bored of them.
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Whatever the question, despair is not the answer.
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Is there a german word for the situation where somebody jokingly asks for the german word for an obscure phenomenon, and some Germans half-ironically half-sincerely trying to come up with words to describe the phenomenon?
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Plants are pretty fascinating, they turn air into life.
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Comp Lit: computational literature
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Morpheological <-> More theological
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Tactic: Salty chips (Salty chips that make you buy water as a general pattern).
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Tactic: Moving the lever closer.
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“Everyone who had serious philosophical conundra on that subject just, you know, died, a generation before. The Bitchun Society didn't need to convert its detractors, just outlive them.”
[2.6 months ago]
Long Now thinking applied: Introducing the LGBT+ pride millenium!
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I wonder why it isn't more common for parents to give their children courtship advice. Maybe it is and I don't know enough anthropology?
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There seems to be a moral bias towards inaction.
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From a /r/4chan thread: “Birth is the ultimate rape.”
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I am an ecosystem
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All advice should have a failure condition.
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If hell exists, then it is reserved for those who don't rebel against it.
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Good/quick life extension technology would, for the first 2/3 decades, decrease the average age of death, since more people would die young in accidents etc. than of old age.
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Different utilitarian approaches to COVID-19 vaccination order, by order of complexity: Maximize {probability of infection*probability of counterfactual death, probability of infection*expected life years lost, probability of infection*expected severit...
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It matters how many life years are lost in car crashes, not how many lives.
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Several levels: Achievable with: • Current computing power \ • Engineering-realistic computing power \ • Physically possible computing power \ • Unlimited but finite computing power \ • Infinite computing power \ • (?) Hypercomputation
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Electoral PTSD
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Ich werde eure Jachten anzünden und eure scheiß Ferraris in die Luft jagen.
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If the evolution of human-level intelligence is a great filter, then neat AI seems a bit more likely
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oh, you meditate? note every sensation then
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niplav yushtun, whose map is not the territory
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seeing EA/LW people date each other dramatically reduces my confidence in them being successful at truth-seeking
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see the dank world
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other weird thing: while cutting my nails a few weeks back (and accidentally cutting into the flesh of my toes), my visual field very quickly disappeared, flashed white, and reappeared. the whole thing took maybe 0.2 seconds. what was that?
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when meditating with eyes open in (semi-)darkness, darker objects become darker & seed a spreading shadow that sometimes consumes large parts (or all of) the visual field. if attention comes to the visual field, this effect disappears, while awareness ...
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while this does not abolish the problem of arbitrary category selection, it does abolish the problem of making arbitrary cutoffs
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bc objects from ontologically basic categories have no continuous transformation between them, e.g. there's no continuous transformation from the number e to an oak (or from the quale of a piano chord to an iron atom), but there is a continuous transfo...
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using ontologically basic categories for deciding moral relevance is of practical importance, it prevents others from being able to slippery-sloping one into moral stances one dislikes on reflection
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eating : drinking :: feeding : ?
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music genre: softbot
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Is the common usage of overly violent examples an example of memetic decay?
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old carrots taste horrible
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Modulo the cost of generating them, quantified uncertainties are always more useful than unquantified uncertainties
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create universe – thought experiment – delete universe
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@frogorbits.com "I want to listen to music, but quite honestly the silence sounds better." <3
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@frogorbits.com "@niplav Re: selection pressure against meditation: go on…" It's just that people who become enlightened have less kids than people who don't. (This is not to say that people who become enlightened should have many kids).
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co-evolution of C and operating systems
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if we loose control soon (or just decreasing control), grab all value that you can, otherwise delegate as much as possible into the future
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move solving metaphilosophy & similar problems into the future
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2x2 {what we're able to do now, what we have to do now}
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Quines are poems. Don't @ me
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“is socially constructed” is socially constructed
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bootstrap loading icons are spinning clockwise in their RTL cheatsheet. heh.
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@lucidiot "nuclear realtor" I like this twtxt. [meta: I guess I'll often just reply with "I like this" or <3, although perhaps liking could be a primitive. I'll do it rarely enough to not clutter my timeline tho]
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my plan would involve writing the code for a seed asi and giving it a completely senseless goal, such as maximizing the number of paperclips & spreading as far as possible. this would benefit no one & cause untold damage. i will take no questions
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Do you think kantbot will come here when he realizes this is where the cryptids are?
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US declining quickly, europe slowly?
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I'm slightly concerned by the selection pressure against meditation
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Memetic algorithms are a thing! [Moscato and Cotta 2010]. Wonderful
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@adi@niplav What kind of _thinking_?” Leaning towards explicit abstract reasoning, though, if I would be pressed.
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Riffing off of Mechtild of Magdeburg, yes, sex may be a mystical act towards god, but it's a blind idiot alien god :-^
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@adi@niplav What kind of _thinking_?” Nearly everything, I guess? More concretely: What falls into the category of whatever spans {deciding where to sit, deciding whether to blame someone else for something, cat...
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I'd rather be boring than wrong.
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I am part of the problem.
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“There is no single trick that gives you the truth immediately. You actually have to _think_.” is a mischaracterization. This thing “thinking” has a structure, and we want to discover that structure, optimally mathematically.
[3.0 months ago]
The thing that is maximally different from itself
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I have never seen anybody fire a gun in real life.
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How horrible.
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Ten minutes have passed, I have concluded it's all just an act.
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“Is everything just a giant LARP?” – Guy Debord, right before writing The Society of the Spectacle
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EA has started feeling LARPy to me. Is that bc I do it LARPily or because it actually is?