I agree with this completely. I would add that the "Lists" feature changed the way that I use Twitter for the better. I now have lists for each of my core interests and & topics -- Economics, Aviation, San Francisco, etc. -- and turn to those when I'm in the mood for specific information relevant to those areas. It helps that all of the tweets are in the context of a specific topic, versus the normal feed, where everything is reverse chronological and jumps from topic to topic.makoyass on Prokaryote Multiverse. An argument that potential simulators do not have significantly more complex physics than ours
I should note, I don't know how to argue persuasively for faith in solomonoff induction (especially as a model of the shape of the multiverse). It's sort of at the root of our epistemology. We believe it because we have to ground truth on something, and it seems to work better than anything else.
I can only hope someone will be able to take this argument and formalise it more thoroughly in the same way that hofstadter's superrationality has been lifted up into FDT and stuff (does MIRI's family of decision theories have a name? Is it "LDTs"? I've been wanting to call them "reflective decision theories" (because they reflect each other, and they reflect upon themselves) but that seemed to be already in use. (Though, maybe we shouldn't let that stop us!))raemon on Hazard's Shortform Feed
The target audience for Hazardous Guide is friends of yours, correct? (vaguely recall that)
A thing that normally works for writing is that after each chunk, I get to publish a thing and get comments. One thing about Hazardous Guide is that it mostly isn't new material for LW veterans, so I could see it getting less feedback than average. Might be able to address by actually showing parts to friends if you haven'traemon on Benito's Shortform Feed
So I'm making lists of things I might like (cooking, reading, improv, etc) and I'll try those
This comment is a bit interesting in terms of it's relation to this old comment of yours (about puzzlement over cooking being a source of slack)
I realize this comment isn't about cooking-as-slack per se, but curious to hear more about your shift in experience there (since before it didn't seem like cooking as a thing you did much at all)habryka4 on How to Ignore Your Emotions (while also thinking you're awesome at emotions)
Promoted to curated: I think this post is describing a real error mode that I think many people benefit from identifying. I also particularly appreciate that this post tries to provide concrete evidence in the form of personal experience (though obviously externally verifiable evidence is even better, but also even harder to come by). I think a frequent error mode for posts on LW is to not be grounded sufficiently in even personal experience.lifelonglearner on Neural Nets in Python 1
META: The code block editor wasn't very friendly and ate up all of my tabs. I'm working on better formatting, and this'll probably end up being a post on my own blog later on, which will hopefully also have things like syntax highlighting.benito on Benito's Shortform Feed
Huh, 95% is quite extreme. But I realise this probably also solves the problem whereby if the people I'm interested in comment on *someone else's* wall, I still get to see it. I'll try this out next week, thx.
(I don't get to be confident I've seen 100% of all the interesting people's good content though, the news feed is fickle and not exhaustive.)adam_scholl on Benito's Shortform Feed
In my experience this problem is easily solved if you simply unfollow ~95% of your friends. You can mass unfollow people easily from the News Feed Preferences page in Settings. Ever since doing this a few years ago, my Facebook timeline has had an extremely high signal-to-noise ratio—I'm quite glad to encounter something like 85% of posts. Also, since this 5% only produces ~5-20 minutes of reading/day, it's easy to avoid spending lots of time on the site.raemon on Benito's Shortform Feed
This thread is the most bizarrely compelling argument that twitter may be better than FBben-cottier on Clarifying some key hypotheses in AI alignment
Noted and updated.