Why write a lengthy and potentially controversial piece if you know you haven't time to engage with responses?
Look, I have a dayjob and I'm way behind on chores! I had a blog post idea that I'd been struggling with on-and-off for months, that I finally managed to finish a passable draft of and email to prereaders Sunday night. My prereaders thought it sucked (excerpts: "should ideally be a lot tighter. 2/3 the word count?", "Don't know why [this post] exists. It seems like you have something to say, so say it"), but on Monday night I was able to edit it into something that I wasn't embarrassed to shove out the door—even if it wasn't my best work. I have a dayjob videoconference meeting starting in two minutes. Can I maybe get back to you later???luke-allen on What do we now know about long-term consequences of a COVID-19 infection?
What we know so far is that there tends to be vascular damage: the endothelial cells lining the blood vessels are the cells most affected. The longer a person has it, the worse the damage will be. In this case, what doesn't kill you makes you weaker.
The lungs have a huge network of very fine blood vessels which are particularly vulnerable. Obesity and diabetes negatively impact the circulatory system. Some cancers have ACE2 expression which results in higher risk. Thinking of COVID-19 as a circulatory disease is a better model than thinking of it as a respiratory disease.alexei on Open & Welcome Thread - July 2020
Yeah I’d love to hear more about it. Anything you can share. And that could be a good material for a post too,bucky on Mazes and Duality [Transcript]
At some point, I'm probably going to write up a post specifically on that topic. But one of the best examples I've thought recently of is putting a satellite into orbit without using a rocket. And I used that as an exercise in this specifically.
I’d really love to see this post and think examples would really help with me applying this to more complex problems.dagon on Education 2.0 — A brand new education system
I don't think this identifies, let alone addresses, any actual problems in "education". Quotes because it's such a big topic that I start out skeptical of anything that doesn't specify what elements it's addressing. You talk about K-12, and about Harvard/Stanford, without recognizing that there are at least dozens, likely thousands, of very distinct stakeholder and student-capability groups that require very different approaches.
My advice would be to decompose your recommendations. Find parts that address some specific need well, and that can be done in parallel with rather than in place of current systems.christiankl on ozziegooen's Shortform
The trend of calling things that aren't fears "-phobia" seems to me a trend that's harmful for clear communication. Adjusting the definition only leads to more confusion.jeronimo196 on The Failures of Eld Science
If it is any consolation, I remember reading a post or an Author's Note from EY, saying he won't be publishing any new fiction for fear of reputational losses.
This is why we can't have nice things.wangscarpet on Limits of Prediction Markets
A parallel problem with prediction markets: at non-financial-industry scales: they're used as signals of confidence. How often do you see, after someone makes a bold claim, a response saying to "put your money where your mouth is." But just the act of signalling confidence can be intrinsically valuable to the person making a claim. In bet-capped places like predictit, this can make equilibrium that are different from optimal, because there are non-monetary incentives at work.jameson-quinn on [ongoing] Thoughts on Proportional voting methods
Key to strange punctuation I use: "((...))" are technical notes that you can safely skip if you don't understand; the extra parens are to emphasize the skippability. "))(...)((" are digressions that break the narrative flow, but are actually important; the inner normal parens are to mark digression and the doubled outer reverse parens are to mark importance.
Also I wrote TLD̦R instead of TL;DR (too long; didn't read) because on my keyboard the semicolon is a dead key that combines with space or enter to be an ordinary semicolon but combines with letters to add accents. I think making TLD̦R one character shorter is in the spirit of TL;DR.gursheel-singh on What are your greatest one-shot life improvements?
How do you do it? Is there an app for it or you can do it from settings?