Links!

post by NancyLebovitz · 2014-06-05T13:09:27.447Z · score: 9 (10 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 14 comments

I've seen a recent claim that adding a summary to links is enough of an inconvenience that the links may not be getting posted. I suppose people aren't checking out the media threads for links.

As an experiment, I'm posting this as a place for links. Summaries/excerpts are optional-- please don't downvote links just for not having excerpts/summaries.

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comment by NoSuchPlace · 2014-06-05T13:26:44.409Z · score: 19 (19 votes) · LW · GW

A 2 minute youtube video

I'm not going to explain what it is because that would ruin the video.

Also since explaining the video ruins it, here is a link to rot13

comment by David_Gerard · 2014-06-07T22:09:57.640Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

That was completely worth 1:42 of my time.

comment by tgb · 2014-06-05T15:35:21.459Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The number of times I've read an article about something like this that gives it away in the title or opening before giving the reader a chance to experience it for themselves... thanks for not explaining.

comment by arundelo · 2014-06-09T00:05:56.986Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

A "game over" screen from the video game Balance of Power.

As seen on Reddit. Since the screen is just text, I'll go ahead and reproduce the text here:

You have ignited a nuclear war.

And no, there is no animated display of a mushroom cloud with parts of bodies flying through the air.

We do not reward failure.

comment by Risto_Saarelma · 2014-06-09T04:27:52.856Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I like to imagine that the developers of Shadow President, released some years later, looked at Balance of Power and went "market opportunity!".

comment by David_Gerard · 2014-06-07T09:25:58.589Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW
comment by satt · 2014-06-06T00:59:26.407Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Psychometrician tweets stuff on methodology & misconduct in psychology & statistics.

comment by raisin · 2014-06-10T09:05:06.298Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

You can access the mockery videos by Robert Gross once again.

Okay, honestly. I think they're pretty bad and lame.

But this recap of maybe the most funniest thing I've read on LessWrong is quite good. But the ending kinda ruins it, I don't think lukeprog is woman-objectifying misogyny rationalizing whatever, I just thought it was adorable.

comment by Tenoke · 2014-06-05T13:20:06.407Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I can't see a reason as to why this would be a better place for posting links than the Open Thread.

comment by NancyLebovitz · 2014-06-05T13:50:41.540Z · score: 19 (19 votes) · LW · GW

I'm not sure, either, but I thought it would be a cheap experiment.

comment by aelephant · 2014-06-09T01:15:14.502Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The spirit of Seth Roberts lives!

comment by moridinamael · 2014-06-05T20:46:25.949Z · score: 18 (20 votes) · LW · GW

I think the norm of sweeping everything into the Open Thread has painted the community into a corner. Let's start posting Discussion posts again even if we're not sure it's a good idea.

comment by [deleted] · 2014-06-08T20:13:44.761Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

There's a new subreddit for GIFs of cute baby elephants: http://www.reddit.com/r/babyelephantgifs