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Seek Fair Expectations of Others’ Models

Epistemic Status: Especially about the future. Response To (Eliezer Yudkowsky): There’s No Fire Alarm for Artificial General Intelligence It’s long, but read the whole thing.  Eliezer makes classic Eliezer points in classic Eliezer style. Even if you mostly know this already, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the World

Epistemic Status: Good news, everyone! On October 5, 2017, my second son was born. Everyone say hello to the wonderful Gideon Mowshowitz: As you can imagine, it’s been quite a week. We are all doing well, and slowly recovering aside … Continue reading

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Beginners’ Meditation

I was about to meditate. There was a beginners’ meditation class three blocks away at the 14th Street Y. Seemed wrong to not check it out. Low risk, potential high reward. Non-zero story value. Might even learn something. It was … Continue reading

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The Fish-Head Monk

Epistemic Status: Parable By way of the comments on SlateStarCodex, from Essential Sufism: ‘There was a poor fisherman who was a Sufi teacher. He went fishing every day, and each day he would distribute his catch to the poor of … Continue reading

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Sabbath Commentary

Epistemic Status: Several months of experimentation, then talking from the hip Commentary On: Bring Back the Sabbath Required: Slack I have a lot of thoughts on the topic that don’t belong in the main presentation. I’m going to put them here … Continue reading

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Bring Back the Sabbath

Epistemic Status: Several months of experimentation Previously: Choices are Bad, Choices Are Really Bad, Complexity Is Bad, Play in Easy Mode, Play in Hard Mode, Out to Get You, Slack For More Thoughts After: Sabbath Commentary Alternate Take (Endorsed): Sabbath Hard and Go Home. Slack is … 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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