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Politics Discussion (459) 2021/04/12 Anonymous https://twitter.com/ip_guy_/status/1381651461428244480 says NYT Iran reporter regularly whitewashes Iranian regime with misinformation. she also uses a bot on Twitter to block anyone who mentions her name using the Persian language (doesn't matter
Open Discussion (2021) (112) 2021/04/12 Alisa Dominion
curi's Microblogging (197) 2021/04/12 curi > You'd probably need to have super specific rules about what stuff will get an account revoked no i don't. it's very simple. my decisions are final. the end. don't like it, don't sign up. i will not refund ppl who get banned early b/c part of t
Errors Merit Post-Mortems (9) 2021/04/12 curi Decent post-mortem example: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/WKzGhKbtJAXntXEdB/sometimes-it-can-take-a-while-to-notice-confusion also i think some of their covid precautions were high-effort optimization of non-bottlenecks which led them to be bi
Should I Facecam? (13) 2021/04/11 curi the main point of cam is to provide more info that could be useful to ppl. i think ppl should want it and could benefit, just like with many other things they mostly use poorly. i doubt ppl will pay enough (including non-money) for it to be worth the
New Community Website: Features and Tech (219) 2021/04/11 curi Trying more to find something that someone else already made that could work. Anyone want to research that or make recommendations? That'd be helpful, thanks.
Alisa Discussion (280) 2021/04/10 Alisa SMB1 update
Alan Discussion (55) 2021/04/10 curi Hey Alan, here's another one you might like to try criticizing: https://web.archive.org/web/20210310171005/https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/01/25/beware-mass-produced-medical-recommendations/
Philosophy First (3) 2021/04/08 Anonymous https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1379972861629108225 > This phenomenon also well known in high performance computing: Given a limited hardware budget you may be able to "start later to finish sooner". The "start later to finish sooner" quote
FI Basecamp Update (1) 2021/04/07 curi Activity: gigahurt Videos
Analyzing BoI Videos (11) 2021/04/06 curi Part 7 is posted. I'm probably skipping 2 days before part 8.
Learning Skills Is Non-Linear (3) 2021/04/06 Anonymous > And you probably shouldn’t learn to code and try to switch careers when you’re 90. I tried to learn coding at 40 and I failed. I hate my job.
Making Idea Trees (7) 2021/04/04 Alisa #20326 > I guess there might also be trees where understanding all of a node's children, plus some background knowledge, is *sufficient* for understanding the node itself. That isn't quite what I want to say. What I want to say is that there cou
Max Microblogging (274) 2021/04/04 Max #20334 Thx. For anyone reading this after the fact: [I replied](https://curi.us/2417-learning-skills-is-non-linear#1) to curi's post, and if there's more discussion specific to that topic it'll probably be under that thread.
Induction and AZ Vax Blood Clots (1) 2021/04/04 Anonymous Thank you.
Was David Deutsch Using Me to Help with BoI? (2) 2021/04/04 curi DD's first response to my BoI comments, in 2004
Deplatforming and Fraud (470) 2021/04/01 Anonymous https://www.dailywire.com/news/steven-crowders-youtube-account-locked-demonetized-crowder-hints-action-weve-got-something-for-them > YouTube has demonetized and locked conservative commentator Steven Crowder’s account for allegedly violating the
David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment (16) 2021/03/31 curi re this post and other related posts, DD and many of his fans will not look at whether i’m right on each individual point. they will see overall that i’m making DD look bad and in some kinda conflict with him, and then assume i’m wrong based on
David Deutsch Lied About Me (4) 2021/03/31 Anonymous #3 What exactly did you write in your email to DD?
Discussion About Inferential Distance (11) 2021/03/30 curi > How much math knowledge do you think is necessary to learn CR? it's not necessary. there are many ways to approach CR. math is useful to a bunch of ways but not all. but i think doing CR without e.g. arithmetic is unrealistic and generally there
Using Commas (23) 2021/03/30 Anne B #20283 > initially, you had taken an ambiguous clause and interpreted it as being unambiguous: you seemed to think it had only one possible interpretation, when really it could be interpreted in more than one way. > > I think you should take not
FI Learning Basecamp (7) 2021/03/29 Alisa #6 Basecamp's free plan is [limited to 20 users](https://basecamp.com/pricing): > Basecamp Personal: limited, but free ... 20 users...
Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption (13) 2021/03/29 curi responses to Doubting Thomas from Basecamp: > First confusion: how can doing easy things help me improve? Here's an example: Adding two numbers is an easy thing to do. If I keep doing that how will I improve? you do a few easy things successfull
Achieving Mastery When Learning, Plus Followups (1) 2021/03/27 Anonymous Forward from *The Little Schemer*, which was reprinted from the second and third editions of *The Little LISPer*. Emphasis is my own: > In 1967 I took an introductory course in photography. Most of the students (including me) came into that course
Harassment Summary (1) 2021/03/25 Anonymous Who is Andy B?

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https://twitter.com/ip_guy_/status/1381651461428244480 says NYT Iran reporter regularly whitewashes Iranian regime with misinformation. she also uses a bot on Twitter to block anyone who mentions her name using the Persian language (doesn't matter Anonymous Politics Discussion 2021/04/12
Dominion Alisa Open Discussion (2021) 2021/04/12
> You'd probably need to have super specific rules about what stuff will get an account revoked no i don't. it's very simple. my decisions are final. the end. don't like it, don't sign up. i will not refund ppl who get banned early b/c part of t curi curi's Microblogging 2021/04/12
#20369 in general, i think if i have to suggest that a conversation about a topic would be good, then the person doesn't have enough initiative/motor to make it good. i don't wanna drag them along and make it good for them (if i wanted to do something curi curi's Microblogging 2021/04/12
Decent post-mortem example: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/WKzGhKbtJAXntXEdB/sometimes-it-can-take-a-while-to-notice-confusion also i think some of their covid precautions were high-effort optimization of non-bottlenecks which led them to be bi curi Errors Merit Post-Mortems 2021/04/12
#20367 I don't like lifetime subscriptions in general. The service provider could go away or decide to stop providing the service or get bought out by someone else who decides not to honor the lifetime subscription. I'd rather pay month by month or an Anonymous curi's Microblogging 2021/04/11
the main point of cam is to provide more info that could be useful to ppl. i think ppl should want it and could benefit, just like with many other things they mostly use poorly. i doubt ppl will pay enough (including non-money) for it to be worth the curi Should I Facecam? 2021/04/11
#20367 > I'm thinking maybe a one time price to buy an account. Like $100 for an account or $500 for access to a semi-private forum and chatroom (only people who pay can see it, and people are requested not to share stuff to the open internet – it Andy Dufresne curi's Microblogging 2021/04/11
Trying more to find something that someone else already made that could work. Anyone want to research that or make recommendations? That'd be helpful, thanks. curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/04/11
I'm thinking maybe I don't want to do the obligation of a subscription forum where I'm expected to provide stuff regularly. But I think I do want a paywall to improve quality. So I'm thinking maybe a one time price to buy an account. Like $100 for an curi curi's Microblogging 2021/04/11
SMB1 update Alisa Alisa Discussion 2021/04/10
Hey Alan, here's another one you might like to try criticizing: https://web.archive.org/web/20210310171005/https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/01/25/beware-mass-produced-medical-recommendations/ curi Alan Discussion 2021/04/10
#20360 oh that's ambiguous huh. i meant "i read..." not a command that you should read it. curi curi's Microblogging 2021/04/10
#20361 I updated the JavaScript code for the quote button handler to properly quote Markdown links: https://pastebin.com/LvJD8U8K . It doesn't touch comment-number links such as #xyz or raw http/https links – it leaves both as plain text. Tested Alisa Alisa Discussion 2021/04/09
Biden has said racist stuff. He keeps saying it recently too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZfzJATDmXs Anonymous Politics Discussion 2021/04/08
#20359 Correction: I’d have to replace the links without messing up the original DOM tree, like by making a copy first and modifying the copy or by saving the original innerHTML and restoring it at the end. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2021/04/08
read some reddit comments on racism https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/mme754/liao_korean_esports_players_staff_speak_out_on/ curi curi's Microblogging 2021/04/08
In #20353, I wrote: > I don't think it'll be that simple to fix, because my code uses the innerText property to read the body of the comment to be quoted, and the links won't show up in innerText. I think I'd have to use innerHTML instead, replace Alisa Alisa Discussion 2021/04/08
https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1379972861629108225 > This phenomenon also well known in high performance computing: Given a limited hardware budget you may be able to "start later to finish sooner". The "start later to finish sooner" quote Anonymous Philosophy First 2021/04/08
#20355 Oh yeah, good correction. My code only removes markdown links, not other links. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2021/04/07
Giving people Boosts (like upvotes/likes/favorites) on Basecamp concerns me. I don't want to be a teacher giving out gold stars. It's a lot less of an issue for other people who don't have a leadership/authority role. Power imbalances in your favor ma curi curi's Microblogging 2021/04/07
and it only removes markdown links. if someone posted a full url or a #20353 type link, it'll still work with your quote code. curi Alisa Discussion 2021/04/07
#20353 i think we can live with that limitation. sounds better than using the old code again. (btw your script won't quote images either) could do an AJAX solution but i don't think it's important enough curi Alisa Discussion 2021/04/07
#19955 My client-side javascript for the "quote" button has a problem: it removes all links in the quoted text. I don't think the server-side implementation had that problem. For example, check out #20351 on this page, which I think it was made usi Alisa Alisa Discussion 2021/04/07
Activity: gigahurt Videos curi FI Basecamp Update 2021/04/07
> #20342 > The command below takes a PDF that doesn't allow copying and creates a version that allows it: > > gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=output.pdf original.pdf Really useful tip, thanks Alisa A Mysterious J Alisa Discussion 2021/04/07
https://twitter.com/united/status/1379426304857141250 : > Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people on board our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people o Anonymous Politics Discussion 2021/04/06
#20342 The [command below](https://superuser.com/a/449293) takes a PDF that doesn't allow copying and creates a version that allows it: > gs -q -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=output.pdf original.pdf Alisa Alisa Discussion 2021/04/06
Part 7 is posted. I'm probably skipping 2 days before part 8. curi Analyzing BoI Videos 2021/04/06
some things i said in a discussion the other guy deleted curi curi's Microblogging 2021/04/06
> And you probably shouldn’t learn to code and try to switch careers when you’re 90. I tried to learn coding at 40 and I failed. I hate my job. Anonymous Learning Skills Is Non-Linear 2021/04/06
Alan, you might be interested in analyzing, explaining and criticizing Roko's basilisk. It's a dumb Less Wrong thought experiment idea related to super powerful AIs which Yudkowsky tried to suppress information about: https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wik curi Alan Discussion 2021/04/06
#20342 There should have been quote marks for the questions I got wrong: > 3. The importance of economics derives from the importance of wealth insofar as the subject can be no more important than is wealth. > 59. Striking down residency require Alisa Alisa Discussion 2021/04/05
#19879 I finished the [multiple choice questions](https://www.capitalism.net/Capitalism%20Short-Answer%20Q%26A.pdf) for chapter 1 of Reisman's *Capitalism*. Before answering each question, I decided whether or not I cared about the question and whe Alisa Alisa Discussion 2021/04/05
#20340 nice link you found http://tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations curi Alan Discussion 2021/04/05
https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2021/04/05/statistics-and-bad-epistemology/ Alan Alan Discussion 2021/04/05
I agree that "linear" was the wrong word. curi Learning Skills Is Non-Linear 2021/04/05
#20326 > I guess there might also be trees where understanding all of a node's children, plus some background knowledge, is *sufficient* for understanding the node itself. That isn't quite what I want to say. What I want to say is that there cou Alisa Making Idea Trees 2021/04/04
#7 I agree. I screenshotted the YT notification on my phone the first time I saw it b/c I thought it looked really good in that context. ![](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/754169572638326855/828466966758424596/Screenshot_20210330-154543_One Max Analyzing BoI Videos 2021/04/04
#20334 Thx. For anyone reading this after the fact: [I replied](https://curi.us/2417-learning-skills-is-non-linear#1) to curi's post, and if there's more discussion specific to that topic it'll probably be under that thread. Max Max Microblogging 2021/04/04
I think I agree with your post. Some of what you said isn't clear to me, tho, so I wanted to write out my new thoughts for my own clarity and to expose them to crits. > I want to talk about some problems with that linear skill model. You use the Max Learning Skills Is Non-Linear 2021/04/04
#20312 i replied at http://curi.us/2417-learning-skills-is-non-linear curi Max Microblogging 2021/04/04
Howard Roark gets along with Mike (the constructor worker) among others. Being good at stuff has lots of advantages re getting along with people. You can avoid lots of misunderstandings or petty fights. And if you're more self-sufficient, indepe curi curi's Microblogging 2021/04/04
If you want things from people that they can actually provide, successfully, then it can work. They can do something good or right when interacting with you, that you respect instead of refuting. If you want them to change and you don't like or apprec curi curi's Microblogging 2021/04/04
Answering Doubting Thomas from Basecamp: > How do guys deal with the fact that a lot of people one cares about are hopeless? Having high confidence that you and someone *are not equals* (and you're superior) is generally bad for having a persona curi curi's Microblogging 2021/04/04
i wrote this on discord almost a year ago: i suspect around (very roughly) age 2 is when people give up on the world making sense and lower their standards of knowledge. they start putting up with confusion and not knowing if they're right or not. curi curi's Microblogging 2021/04/04
Thank you. Anonymous Induction and AZ Vax Blood Clots 2021/04/04
DD's first response to my BoI comments, in 2004 curi Was David Deutsch Using Me to Help with BoI? 2021/04/04
Starred one is gorgeous. More professional looking. Anonymous Analyzing BoI Videos 2021/04/04
In one kind of idea tree, understanding a child node is *necessary* for understanding its parent node. I guess there might also be trees where understanding all of a node's children, plus some background knowledge, is *sufficient* for understanding th Alisa Making Idea Trees 2021/04/03
Yes. Anonymous Was David Deutsch Using Me to Help with BoI? 2021/04/03
Hey Alan maybe you'd like to do a blog post criticizing this: https://twitter.com/kareem_carr/status/1377426630788874241 Note especially in the middle: > In this case, correlation IS causation and we can say the inputs CAUSE the outputs. curi Alan Discussion 2021/04/03
Is correlation a form of induction? Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/04/03
#108 I don't know if you asked why I added the word because 1) you have an idea about why I added the word and you want to start a conversation about it or 2) you want to remind me that asking yourself why you made a mistake is generally a g Anne B Open Discussion (2021) 2021/04/03
#108 I think what I meant to say is: It's common to use stuff for 10 years and not understand how it works as much as you think you do or as much as you think you should. I don't know why I added that word. What do you think? Maybe it was both Anne B Open Discussion (2021) 2021/04/03
#107 > Even in areas where people are not constantly inventing new things to know, it’s common to use stuff for 10 years and not fully understand how it works. AFAICT, no one was talking about "fully" understanding things. Why did you add that Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/04/02
Video 5 is up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMs63SSfRM0 curi Analyzing BoI Videos 2021/04/02
>> It can feel bad to realise that you really don’t understand how a system you’ve been using works when you have 10 years of experience (“ugh, shouldn’t I know this already? I’ve been using this for so long!“), but it’s normal! There’ Anne B Open Discussion (2021) 2021/04/02
Good blog post about learning how things work Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/04/01
https://www.dailywire.com/news/steven-crowders-youtube-account-locked-demonetized-crowder-hints-action-weve-got-something-for-them > YouTube has demonetized and locked conservative commentator Steven Crowder’s account for allegedly violating the Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2021/04/01
re this post and other related posts, DD and many of his fans will not look at whether i’m right on each individual point. they will see overall that i’m making DD look bad and in some kinda conflict with him, and then assume i’m wrong based on curi David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment 2021/03/31
#20252 Btw anon, I appreciate you commenting and agree with you. I think you put this idea well and succinctly: > Explicit analysis and error correction of the pretty-good stuff removes the cap on progress. I guess that ppl think that, b/c they' Max Max Microblogging 2021/03/31
learning strats - addendum/errata Max Max Microblogging 2021/03/31
learning strats Max Max Microblogging 2021/03/31
#3 What exactly did you write in your email to DD? Anonymous David Deutsch Lied About Me 2021/03/31
i can write things alone, daily, and not show anyone. so i can write with no feedback or discussion. so i can e.g. make a youtube channel and continue it regardless of whether anyone ever watches it, let alone replies. i cannot, however, do major t curi curi's Microblogging 2021/03/30
https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1377050104159379457 [image] curi curi's Microblogging 2021/03/30
> How much math knowledge do you think is necessary to learn CR? it's not necessary. there are many ways to approach CR. math is useful to a bunch of ways but not all. but i think doing CR without e.g. arithmetic is unrealistic and generally there curi Discussion About Inferential Distance 2021/03/30
CDC extends nationwide eviction moratorium through June Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/30
#19813 Annie Palmer, [Amazon loses effort to install camera to watch counting of ballots in pivotal union vote](https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/30/amazon-loses-effort-to-install-camera-to-watch-ballot-box-in-union-vote.html), *CNBC* (2021-03-30): > Am Anonymous Politics Discussion 2021/03/30
#5 I personally like the red background one better. I think I like seeing the book cover on there. It helps me know what the video is about. I also like the red and white colors because I associate them with curi branding. Alisa Analyzing BoI Videos 2021/03/30
#20283 > initially, you had taken an ambiguous clause and interpreted it as being unambiguous: you seemed to think it had only one possible interpretation, when really it could be interpreted in more than one way. > > I think you should take not Anne B Using Commas 2021/03/30
Nice Anonymous Analyzing BoI Videos 2021/03/30
how do you like this one [image] curi Analyzing BoI Videos 2021/03/29
#8 >So what else do you think you can you design your own tests for, pass them, and grade your own work for, with high confidence and objectivity? I think I could do it for some basic math stuff (the ones you mentioned like number bases, place S. Emiya Discussion About Inferential Distance 2021/03/29
#6 Basecamp's free plan is [limited to 20 users](https://basecamp.com/pricing): > Basecamp Personal: limited, but free ... 20 users... Alisa FI Learning Basecamp 2021/03/29
#3 I agree. Bottom one by far. Alisa Analyzing BoI Videos 2021/03/29
#5 Why limit to 20 people? Are inactive people causing some problem? Andy Dufresne FI Learning Basecamp 2021/03/29
Re thumbnails, bottom one is better by a mile imho Justin Mallone Analyzing BoI Videos 2021/03/29
Which youtube thumbnail is better? Other ideas? [image] [image] curi Analyzing BoI Videos 2021/03/29
more basecamp advice curi curi's Microblogging 2021/03/29
#103 you can see in the screenshot it says things like "229 children" or "336 children". that's what i'm skipping. i'll generally read 0-3 children (most often zero) and collapse it. curi Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/29
#102 btw reddit browsing tip. the way i browse big threads like that is read a top level reply and then maybe a couple replies to that, then i collapse it to find the next top level reply. if you just scroll down normally you'll end up reading tons of curi Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/29
[Men, what kind of low grade sexual harassment do you face on a daily basis?](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/mey77p/men_what_kind_of_low_grade_sexual_harassment_do/) reddit has some pretty good threads with info about what the world is li curi Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/29
#100 i guess that's unclear. *blogspot didn't have built in comments originally!* so that's why i had a third party commenting thing. later i used movable type a bit and then made my own custom blog and imported stuff (i think i basically got every curi Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/29
oh hey we passed 20k comments recently. (btw the first few hundred comments actually got lost long ago. when i was on blogspot, I used some javascript add-on thing and then the company went out of business or had no export option or something. RIP.) curi Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/29
I'm planning to limit basecamp to 20 people soon. I'll be kicking inactive people. You probably have a few days left to join and post stuff if you want to be included. Later you'd have to ask me to kick the least active person to make a spot for you. curi FI Learning Basecamp 2021/03/29
i put up part 2. I also added video thumbnails and tables of contents. I might redo the thumbnails later but this is my first try. (if anyone can do better or make me a good logo or come up with a good logo idea, let me know. logo would be generic, curi Analyzing BoI Videos 2021/03/29
advice i gave on Basecamp curi curi's Microblogging 2021/03/29
responses to Doubting Thomas from Basecamp: > First confusion: how can doing easy things help me improve? Here's an example: Adding two numbers is an easy thing to do. If I keep doing that how will I improve? you do a few easy things successfull curi Do Primarily Easy Things – Increasing The Productivity Of Your Intellectual Labor Vs. Consumption 2021/03/29
https://www.elliottemple.com/essays/lying : > That’s incorrect, and typically a dishonest belief. I'm trying to figure out if that comma is correct. I'll look at the [OWL rules for commas](https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/punctua Alisa Using Commas 2021/03/28
the US Special Operations Command has hired its first "Chief of Diversity & Inclusion" and the person appears to be a left-wing partisan https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2021/03/27/us-special-operations-command-welcomes-aboard-its-new-chief-of-diver Anonymous Politics Discussion 2021/03/28
#20277 was sent in error. I started a message but didn't finish it. my computer glitched and sent it. From #20269: > I retract what I said. I agree with you on this now. > I’m not sure if “actually” modifies “are” or “common” commanon Using Commas 2021/03/28
#20279 The inability of different researchers to replicate data has some connections to poor mastery and autopilots. For one thing, I bet some of the researchers couldn't replicate their own findings. If they forgot what they did, got the same written curi curi's Microblogging 2021/03/28
[image] read the whole thing https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2021/03/28/wow-chris-saccas-thread-on-trying-to-give-san-francisco-free-internet-access-shows-just-how-jaw-droppingly-corrupt-their-leaders-are/ Anonymous Politics Discussion 2021/03/28
another disturbing replication crisis paper. this time in econ. https://twitter.com/causalinf/status/1374823142766575619 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ecin.12992 > Researchers make hundreds of decisions about data collectio curi curi's Microblogging 2021/03/28
#20277 I'm not sure what you mean here. I agree with you that > "confusions are actually common" could also mean that confusions are actually *common*, as opposed to being *uncommon*. but I don't know which word "actually" modifies. Anne B Using Commas 2021/03/28
> I retract what I said. I agree with you on this now. > I’m not sure if “actually” modifies “are” or “common” in “confusions are actually common”. commanon Using Commas 2021/03/28
#29 [Western guy talking on TikTok about inspecting factories in China](https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeUrg1yE/) : > You’ll be meeting with the [factory] manager who’s probably the owner, but they call themselves managers... Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/27
Forward from *The Little Schemer*, which was reprinted from the second and third editions of *The Little LISPer*. Emphasis is my own: > In 1967 I took an introductory course in photography. Most of the students (including me) came into that course Anonymous Achieving Mastery When Learning, Plus Followups 2021/03/27
#97 Thank you. You’re right. That was sloppy of me. I should figure out how I made that mistake. Anon from #96 Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/26
> Having customers bag their own groceries is another cost saver. Costco does this too. Every Costco I've been in bags (boxes/puts in cart) your groceries for you, unless you use self-checkout which is a newer option for the minority of checkout la Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/25
#95 Nathaniel Meyersohn, [How a cheap, brutally efficient grocery chain is upending America's supermarkets](https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/05/business/aldi-walmart-low-food-prices/index.html), *CNN Business* (May 17, 2019): > Aldi only stocks Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/25
very interesting article about Aldi and the techniques it uses to run its supermarket efficiently https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/05/business/aldi-walmart-low-food-prices/index.html Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/25
About a different wording than the original sentence: >> It's a different meaning than saying "... but confusions are actually common", which would mean more like confusions are actually common rather than being theoretically common. > "confusio Anne B Using Commas 2021/03/25
>> People commonly assume that lying is a simple topic and that they understand it, but actually confusions are common. I think that whether there’s a comma in this sentence after the “actually” is the same as whether there’s a comma in the Anne B Using Commas 2021/03/25
You can use Bitcoin when dealing with Tesla, but you will get very unfavorable terms (hint: don't do it; use dollars): https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1375138223857356805 curi curi's Microblogging 2021/03/25
> how did you pick that source? did you look at multiple sources. or did you just look for one that agreed with you? I am asking because it is easy to find sources saying the comma is unnecessary. If you didn't find any, you should consider if you wer Anne B Using Commas 2021/03/25
Who is Andy B? Anonymous Harassment Summary 2021/03/25
#1 Justin was not the only person to email DD about the harassment issue. My email mentioned ddos so if DD read my email that could be one reason for DD to know about the ddos. So at least one email to DD mentioned ddos. Anonymous David Deutsch Lied About Me 2021/03/25
> And the things DD denied are different than the my actual claims I think that the "the" is a typo. Anonymous David Deutsch Lied About Me 2021/03/25
David mentions DDoS in the email to Justin. I'm not sure how David knew about DDoS being an issue. Justin never mentioned DDoS in his email to David. The first article Justin linked in his emala has no mention of "dos" when I CTRL+F the page. The s Anonymous David Deutsch Lied About Me 2021/03/25
> I think there should be a comma after actually. I disagree. I think a comma there is optional but unnecessary. > "actually* is a modifier for the whole clause "confusions are common". It shows that this clause contradicts the previous clause. commanon Using Commas 2021/03/24
#20245 I'm not yet convinced that "actually" doesn't modify "are". If it does, it seems like the implied meaning could be: although confusions are [assumedly](https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/assumedly) uncommon, they are *actually* common. Alisa Using Commas 2021/03/24
seeing some drafts and editing process (my own and with feedback from others) could work well as a tier 3 perk, a thing to do in the backroom area. curi New Community Website Project 2021/03/24
Andy B's latest Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Epistemicide Anonymous Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2021/03/24
#12 and #14 are from different IP addresses and may be different people. Looks like more harassment. Either it's all harassment or a harasser is trying to piggyback on #12 (If #12 is real, send me an email to confirm that, Scott.) There was also a curi David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment 2021/03/24
> You're publicly attacking a victim without acknowledging in any way that they are a victim or showing the slightest sympathy regarding the multiple crimes ongoing over multiple years. You are no fucking victim! You are just a paranoid psycho with Scott Volk David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment 2021/03/24
#12 You agree with David about what? David has expressed no position. He didn't make some claim to be agreed with. He didn't dispute something. You're publicly attacking a victim without acknowledging in any way that they are a victim or showing th Anonymous David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment 2021/03/24
I agree with David Scott Volk David Deutsch's Responsibility for Harassment 2021/03/24
It's common that people can do stuff with their autopilots/intuitions/defaults without writing much down. Some people are even really good at some stuff (their expertise) that way. But it's limiting. It puts a cap on how advanced your knowledge can ge Anonymous Max Microblogging 2021/03/24
#20250 Rereading, the way I put the first two sentences is misleading. I said: > I think I just realised something. > I've changed my attitude a bit since mid-feb (in the right direction but not really going past any major breakpoints). That Max Max Microblogging 2021/03/24
Mb some progress on my learning conflict stuff Max Max Microblogging 2021/03/24
Practical Engineering, [What Really Happened During the Texas Power Grid Outage?](https://youtu.be/08mwXICY4JM), *YouTube* (March 23, 2021) This is an interesting ~17-minute video about the recent [power outage in Texas](https://www.15minutenews.co Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/23
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, [Facebook Helped the FBI Hack a Child Predator](https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7gd9b/facebook-helped-fbi-hack-child-predator-buster-hernandez), *Vice* (June 10, 2020): > Facebook paid a cybersecurity firm six figure Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/23
Fola Akinnibi, [NYC Spent Half a Million Dollars Per Inmate in 2020, Report Says](https://archive.is/QxMbQ), *Bloomberg* (March 10, 2021): > The New York City Department of Corrections spent $447,337 per inmate in fiscal 2020... > "The cost to i Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/23
[Investigation Clears Goldman Sachs of Apple Card Gender Bias](https://www.macrumors.com/2021/03/23/apple-card-cleared-of-gender-bias/) >> While we found no fair lending violations, our inquiry stands as a reminder of disparities in access to credi curi curi's Microblogging 2021/03/23
>> People commonly assume that lying is a simple topic and that they understand it, but actually confusions are common. I think there should be a comma after actually. "actually* is a modifier for the whole clause "confusions are common". It sh Anne B Using Commas 2021/03/23
> a. Common starter words for introductory clauses that should be followed by a comma include *after*, *although*, *as*, *because*, *if*, *since*, *when*, *while*. those are subordinating conjunctions Anonymous Using Commas 2021/03/22
#20242 I forgot to include some emphasis in my quote of rule 2(a) from [OWL's 2nd rule of comma usage](https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/punctuation/commas/extended_rules_for_commas.html). Here's the corrected version: > a. Common starter Alisa Using Commas 2021/03/22
https://www.elliottemple.com/essays/lying : > People commonly assume that lying is a simple topic and that they understand it, but actually confusions are common. I was trying to figure out if there should be a comma after "actually". If "actual Alisa Using Commas 2021/03/22
#20240 I guess that's a bit unclear out of context. He meant that *my* plan was good and was complimenting it/me. curi Praise from David Deutsch 2021/03/22
#20239 A few minutes later from the same chat: 18:07:28 oxfordphysicist: Reading Feynman and asking me to clear up snags and misconceptions is a really good plan! 18:07:53 oxfordphysicist: (Not everyone could follow that plan, and I'm not about to curi Praise from David Deutsch 2021/03/21
Edited to add > The way you're thinking about the Feynman lectures is very good. Just right, if I may say so. curi Praise from David Deutsch 2021/03/21
Andrew Sullivan, [When The Narrative Replaces The News: How the media grotesquely distorted the Atlanta massacres](https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/when-the-narrative-replaces-the-news-9ea): > We have yet to find any credible evidence of anti- Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/21
Robby Soave, [The Media Got It Wrong: Police Captain Didn't Say the Atlanta Spa Killer Was Having a 'Bad Day'](https://reason.com/2021/03/19/aaron-robert-long-spa-killer-atlanta-jay-baker-cop-bad-day/), *Reason* (2021-03-19): > The full video show Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/03/21
On Feb 3, 2021, @kniborg [wrote on Twitter](https://twitter.com/kniborg/status/1357132636985061376) (https://archive.is/2FliF): > Google "recall newsom", and you won't get a link to the petition site until the second page. In Bing, it's the first r Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2021/03/21
girls get more death threats than guys get https://www.tiktok.com/@madisoncomedy/video/6941576217216748806 curi curi's Microblogging 2021/03/21
There are real problems with the current leftwing pro-transgender ideas. They have tried to silence a lot of the arguments against them as hate speech, using both cancel culture & hate speech laws in countries that have those. They have been cancellin Same Anon as 20233 curi's Microblogging 2021/03/20
#20232 > lots of right wing ppl, like Southern (who tries to present herself as neutral), want to use this as an opportunity for a tribalist rant about how awful gender transitions are. one of Southern's points is that gender transitions cause Anonymous curi's Microblogging 2021/03/20
#20212 looks like it was way more about the guy fighting with the court and violating a gag order than about pronoun usage. https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/c-d-bail-hearing > Justice Michael Tammen said the father, known as C.D., has contin curi curi's Microblogging 2021/03/20
https://twitter.com/Epistemicide [image] Anonymous Andy B Harassment Continues 2021/03/20
#20229 My reading of #20161 is that curi gave a combined goal consisting of multiple sub-goals (each connected with "and"): > the goal here is to get them to respond to the matter and deescalate things and get a truce Alisa Andy B Harassment Continues 2021/03/20
curi wrote above: > the goal here is to get them to respond to the matter [...] Anonymous Andy B Harassment Continues 2021/03/20
In #20226, curi wrote: > Are you aware that project is done? No, I wasn't. > People already emailed DD and DD replied to someone. I announced this (e.g. on FI list and Discord) and thought you saw it and would be able to understand it. My req Alisa Andy B Harassment Continues 2021/03/20
good Chris Do vid with Blair Enns with short examples re sales pitches: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMVayexyVlU curi New Community Website: Marketing 2021/03/20
#20224 > > plz email DD and ask him to disown andy and request his followers stop harassing me... this is VERY IMPORTANT... please, seriously, send an email. Are you aware that project is done? People already emailed DD and DD replied to someone curi Andy B Harassment Continues 2021/03/20
NYC is becoming a police state https://www.foxnews.com/politics/de-blasio-nypd-hateful-noncriminal-conduct > "I also think even if something is not a criminal case, a perpetrator being confronted by the city, whether it's NYPD or another agenc Anonymous Politics Discussion 2021/03/20
#20223 Your suggestion to focus on bottlenecks instead of tangents seems like a hint that I am not already doing that. What are my bottlenecks here, and what are the tangents I've been focusing on? If you meant that learning and writing about Sadle Alisa Andy B Harassment Continues 2021/03/20
#20220 I think you are going too much on a tangent and should focus on the prime bottlenecks that you have re writing to DD or not, if the issue is important to you. Anonymous Andy B Harassment Continues 2021/03/20