Monthly Archives: September 2017


Epistemic Status: Reference post. Strong beliefs strongly held after much thought, but hard to explain well. Intentionally abstract. Disambiguation: This does not refer to any physical good, app or piece of software. Further Research (book, recommended but not at all … Continue reading

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Out to Get You

Epistemic Status: Reference. Expanded From: Against Facebook, as the post originally intended. Some things are fundamentally Out to Get You.  They seek resources at your expense. Fees are hidden. Extra options are foisted upon you. Things are made intentionally worse, forcing … Continue reading

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Against Facebook: The Stalking

Epistemic Status: Nothing we didn’t basically already know, but felt obligated to share Previously: Against Facebook, Against Facebook: Comparison to Alternatives and Call to Action Also Previously But Fully Optional: Help Us Find Your Blog (and others), How to Destroy Civilization I knew … Continue reading

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Best of Don’t Worry About the Vase

Epistemic Status: Welcome everyone! This was last updated 10/8/2017. Plan is to continue to update it periodically. This blog is part of the rationalist community. The general interest links below are fully general interest, and require no knowledge of or … Continue reading

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Expanding Premium Mediocrity

Epistemic Status: Skippable. This is (much of) what I think Rao is trying to say in the second section of his post, the part about Maya but before Molly and Max, translated into DWATV-speak. Proceed if and only if you … Continue reading

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Exploring Premium Mediocrity

Epistemic Status: Mediocre Premium Response To (Rao / Ribbonfarm) : The Premium Mediocre Life of Maya Millenial Builds Upon (not required): Play in Easy Mode, Play in Hard Mode Leads To: Expanding Premium Mediocrity Good Other Commentary (Jacob / Put a Num On … Continue reading

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