SIAI May report

post by Dr_Manhattan · 2012-06-16T14:01:37.488Z · score: 5 (10 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 12 comments

I'm posting it in an unofficial capacity as a reminder to Luke to post it here also :)


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comment by Dr_Manhattan · 2012-06-16T16:29:13.757Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Discovering Carl Shulman's blog was great. But I do think any SIAI-sponsored work should be (at least cross-posted to ) and SIAI-related site/blog, such as this one.

comment by Wei_Dai · 2012-06-17T10:47:48.591Z · score: 13 (13 votes) · LW · GW

But I do think any SIAI-sponsored work should be (at least cross-posted to ) and SIAI-related site/blog, such as this one.

I wish I knew why a number of LWers maintain their own blogs and don't at least cross post to LW. Do they not want more people to read and discuss their posts? Are they afraid their posts will be voted down? Are they trying to signal something, and if so what?

comment by [deleted] · 2012-06-21T20:31:57.951Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

At the very least it would be very neat if we made a list of all blogs written by LessWrong posters and readers, since this is the most interesting group of people on-line that I've encountered so far. I suspect their blogs are more likely than average to be very interesting.

Surely the authors wouldn't mind, who wouldn't like more readers? Especially those Ok I'll start with a few of the top of my head. I'll add any suggestions people make. If there is interest in this and we get enough links we can make a discussion post to talk about them and maintain a link of all lists on a wiki article.

Blogs by LWers:

Note: Anyone just digging for blogs they'd like to read should check out this thread or maybe this one.

Update list here.

comment by Kaj_Sotala · 2012-06-22T08:16:47.736Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Nice! I didn't know of many of these.


comment by Zack_M_Davis · 2012-06-22T03:17:38.284Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for providing the trivial impetus to update my blog; more to come.

Zack M. Davis --- An Algorithmic Lucidity

comment by shminux · 2012-06-22T04:12:45.821Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Glanced at your post on the Stokes theorem... Have a look at differential forms.

comment by Kaj_Sotala · 2012-06-18T09:02:08.998Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Probably because many of the posts feel off-topic for LW.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-06-21T20:24:24.653Z · score: -1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

This sounds like a good reason to be more lenient on what is off topic in discussion level posts.

comment by Dr_Manhattan · 2012-06-18T13:24:39.086Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Basically what Kaj said, and I'm totally ok with it; but I do think any work done for SIAI (such that it qualifies for a monthly report) at least belongs here (and arguably should be referenced/quoted in the personal blog)

comment by tenlier · 2012-06-17T23:14:16.532Z · score: -10 (10 votes) · LW · GW

Upvoted to +6 currently. Funny. I guess your answers are what humility and false humility map to if you're an idiot of the type LessWrongians appear to be. That is, when people are being humble (in not posting) you could say they're just afraid of not signalling high standards if they implied more people wanted to read, etc (shmushing your explanations into one). On one's own blog, onus is on the reader who knowingly visited. Wouldn't apply to true idiot LessWrongians; i.e., I expect if you did it, it would be about something simple like maintaining control.

comment by shminux · 2012-06-16T17:17:07.190Z · score: 4 (8 votes) · LW · GW

I'm wondering if the namespace collision with the other CFAR can become an issue.

comment by Kevin · 2012-06-18T01:03:30.276Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I think only if the new CFAR were nominally a management consulting firm.