Random LW-parodying Statement Generator

post by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-11T19:57:49.672Z · score: 59 (78 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 222 comments

So, I were looking at this, and then suddenly this thing happened.

EDIT:

New version! I updated the link above to it as well. Added LOADS and LOADS of new content, although I'm not entirely sure if it's actually more fun (my guess is there's more total fun due to varity, but that it's more diluted).

I ended up working on this basically the entire day to day, and implemented practically all my ideas I have so far, except for some grammar issues that'd require disproportionately much work. So unless there are loads of suggestions or my brain comes up with lots of new ideas over the next few days, this may be the last version in a while and I may call it beta and ask for spell-check. Still alpha as of writing this thou.

Since there were some close calls already, I'll restate this explicitly: I'd be easier for everyone if there weren't any forks for at least a few more days, even ones just for spell-checking. After that/I move this to beta feel more than free to do whatever you want.

Thanks to everyone who commented! ^_^

old Source, old version, latest source

Credits: http://lesswrong.com/lw/d2w/cards_against_rationality/ , http://lesswrong.com/lw/9ki/shit_rationalists_say/ , various people commenting on this article with suggestions, random people on the bay12 forums that helped me with the engine this is a descendent from ages ago.

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comment by gwern · 2012-09-11T20:29:47.319Z · score: 61 (67 votes) · LW · GW

what is true is already so. Robin Hanson doesn't make it worse

OK, I'm impressed.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-12T16:50:05.259Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

I saw this comment in Top Comments before reading the top-level post, and I thought the quote was by a human (as a reply to someone who was offended by the homo hypocritus explanation of something).

comment by gwern · 2012-09-12T17:03:20.617Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I am shocked that (according to Wei Dai's page), this is now my most popular comment ever (with the runnerup at 39 points). It's not that funny an insult of Robin, guys.

comment by Normal_Anomaly · 2012-09-12T20:47:14.152Z · score: 13 (13 votes) · LW · GW

The upvotes are flowing freely in this thread, because we're all brimming with positive affect! Yay!

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-12T22:13:14.190Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · LW · GW

I don't find it to be an insult of Robin at all. (And don't get me started about the scary things that page shows.)

comment by thomblake · 2012-09-12T20:58:08.123Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

It's not that funny an insult of Robin, guys.

Is it even an insult of Robin?

comment by gwern · 2012-09-12T21:20:23.076Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I took it that way, although since it was machine-generated there's no 'intent' involved by the original speaker... Robin reminds me strongly of Hellman's quote about cynicism - being an unpleasant way of telling the truth.

comment by TGM · 2012-09-13T22:35:09.940Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

At the time of writing, it had more upvotes than the OP... surely that's not right?

comment by gwern · 2012-09-13T23:10:22.842Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Well, you know the old joke about the repairman: the $1 for the labor, $99 for know what to labor on!

comment by faul_sname · 2012-09-12T20:23:13.599Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Actually, it is.

comment by negamuhia · 2012-09-12T09:01:36.922Z · score: 4 (6 votes) · LW · GW

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing Robin Hanson and a box containing an upload of a cult

comment by mej10 · 2012-09-12T15:08:09.772Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

what is true is already so. Eliezer Yudkowsky doesn't make it worse

That isn't going to help me sleep at night.

comment by Nornagest · 2012-09-11T21:04:58.403Z · score: 60 (64 votes) · LW · GW

A cult will kill you because you are made of a million dollars that it could use for something else.

That's actually not a terrible way to put it.

comment by acephalus · 2012-09-12T20:08:02.878Z · score: 35 (35 votes) · LW · GW

Absence of sex is evidence of the Least Convenient Possible World.

The thing knows its audience.

comment by Larks · 2012-09-11T21:01:02.194Z · score: 26 (28 votes) · LW · GW

universal death is the mind killer

sounds legit to me!

comment by shminux · 2012-09-11T21:01:19.637Z · score: 24 (26 votes) · LW · GW

Well, it can already impersonate Will_Newsome, so passing the Turing test should not be that far off.

Also, some of the local big cheeses are allergic to the four-letter word starting with cu and ending with t, consider replacing.

comment by RomeoStevens · 2012-09-11T23:01:22.869Z · score: 36 (44 votes) · LW · GW

everyone needs to stop being such a cunt about it.

comment by faul_sname · 2012-09-12T04:39:55.002Z · score: 9 (11 votes) · LW · GW

You're certainly sounding curt today. How rude.

comment by RomeoStevens · 2012-09-12T05:46:30.276Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

And here I thought I was the cunningest.

comment by faul_sname · 2012-09-12T06:15:06.779Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Yes, but silver is good too.

comment by Desrtopa · 2012-09-11T23:24:05.532Z · score: 22 (22 votes) · LW · GW

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing death and a box containing Quirrellmort.

One of the few cases where it's a good idea to open a box containing death.

comment by faul_sname · 2012-09-12T02:16:45.031Z · score: 20 (22 votes) · LW · GW

I made a non-typo'd version if anyone is interested. Here it is: http://joshua-david.net/php/cards_against_rationality.php.

If anyone wants the php source code that made it, that's here: http://joshua-david.net/php/cards_against_rationality.php.php.

Because I know LW is big on meta-anything, the source code for that source code can be found here: http://joshua-david.net/php/cards_against_rationality.php.php.php.

Some choice ones:

  • My karma score is the unit of caring.
  • That which can be destroyed by paperclips should be.
  • The coherent extrapolated volition of humanity includes a term for getting downvoted on Less Wrong.
  • Inside Eliezer Yudkowsky's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but Eliezer Yudkowsky.
  • What is true is already so. The chaos legion marching song doesn't make it worse.

tip: put ?n=5 at the end for 5 of them

comment by Dreaded_Anomaly · 2012-09-12T14:33:36.682Z · score: 16 (16 votes) · LW · GW

Rule 34:

The coherent extrapolated volition of humanity includes a term for the set of all possible fetishes.

comment by J_Taylor · 2012-09-12T22:30:35.169Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · LW · GW

My model of you likes negging.

Nice neg.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T14:45:58.614Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

To clarify, since I made the mistake and wrote out a long rant before noticing it and deleting said rant: This thing is not a different version of mine, but his own implementation that follows the original cords against rationality much more closely and in general has an entirely different philosophy than mine.

comment by faul_sname · 2012-09-12T16:40:18.086Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I actually like your implementation better, just because of the sheer complexity of the sentences it sometimes outputs (makes it sound more like LWers).

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T17:15:08.391Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I'd better hope so, considering how much more complex my implementation is and how much more content I put into it.

comment by faul_sname · 2012-09-12T18:09:06.811Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

...I am officially impressed (I just had a look at your code: it's considerably more complex, as well as allowing for recursion. You may not be the best at spelling, but you are quite impressive as a coder.)

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T18:11:09.926Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks! ^_^

comment by AspiringRationalist · 2012-09-13T02:08:17.277Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW
comment by TimS · 2012-09-12T14:36:02.254Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

The latest hot fanfic: moldbuggery and the Methods of the Library of Babel's porn collection.

Make it stop, make it stop.

comment by ShardPhoenix · 2012-09-12T08:33:15.079Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include guessing the teacher's password.

comment by SilasBarta · 2012-09-13T21:36:00.541Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW
  • Why haven't I signed up for a horcrux?
  • I'm signed up with Alcor, so Lukeprog's love life will be frozen when I die.
  • Reversed Quirrellmort is not deathism.
  • I am running on corrupted tit-for-tat.
  • If you're not getting the sequences, you're spending too many resources on unfriendly AI.
  • A ridiculously complicated zendo rule is what the Stanford prison experiment feels like from the inside.
  • Absence of the least convenient possible world is evidence of applause lights.
  • What is true is already so. negging doesn't make it worse.
comment by thescoundrel · 2012-09-12T06:54:21.061Z · score: 5 (7 votes) · LW · GW

Eliezer Yudkowsky is what acausal sex feels like from the inside.

Inside Eliezer Yudkowsky's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but counterfactual hugging.

comment by Randaly · 2012-09-12T02:48:45.721Z · score: 5 (7 votes) · LW · GW

"The thirteenth virtue of rationality is updating."

"The thirteenth virtue of rationality is meta-contrarianism."

"What is true is already so. negging doesn't make it worse."

"Eliezer Yudkowsky doesn't have a chin; under his beard is Eliezer Yudkowsky."

"Eliezer Yudkowsky updates the New York meetup group to fit his priors."

"Sunk costs is highly correlated with two-boxing." (Could be valid- this actually sounds like an interesting topic for an experiment.)

"If you're not getting my karma score, you're spending too many resources on getting downvoted on less wrong."

comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-09-12T17:05:18.385Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The coherent extrapolated volition of humanity includes a term for the #1 reviewed Harry Potter / The Fountainhead crossover fanfic, "Howard Roark and the Prisoner of Altruism".

This needs to be written, or in fact any rationalist Rand crossover

comment by listic · 2012-09-12T11:56:04.691Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Sometimes it returns an empty page.

comment by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Eliezer_Yudkowsky) · 2012-09-12T14:43:42.537Z · score: 19 (21 votes) · LW · GW

I want to want akrasia.

Um...

comment by SilasBarta · 2012-09-12T17:23:54.801Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Expanded, that means, "I want to want to want to not want [to smoke]." (Replace bracketed term with any other akratic habit. Remember, akrasia is, loosely, when you want to not want to do something.)

I'm still trying to unwind that. Belated happy birthday btw

comment by Giles · 2012-09-20T21:36:44.876Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Shouldn't that be "I want to want to (want to smoke and want to not want to smoke)"?

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-12T18:47:52.412Z · score: 16 (16 votes) · LW · GW

Hmmm it seems we now have the technology to build an automated LessWrong poster. Merely program the bot to comment in heavy traffic threads where it sure to be noticed then after a fixed amount of time delete any comments that get less than 1 karma.

Man and machine, wisdom extreme!

comment by Pentashagon · 2012-09-13T00:23:59.527Z · score: 14 (14 votes) · LW · GW

I hereby request that the technology be named The Automated Teacher's Password Guesser, because your comment about the higher frequency of such comments was the first thing I thought of when I saw this.

comment by thomblake · 2012-09-12T18:49:28.736Z · score: 14 (14 votes) · LW · GW

after a fixed amount of time delete any comments that get less than 1 karma.

Of course, it's practically a solved machine learning problem to also use those comments to learn what sorts of comments get downvoted and improve the bot.

comment by Will_Newsome · 2012-09-13T06:56:10.558Z · score: 8 (12 votes) · LW · GW

If someone makes a really well-optimized version of Armok's bot that pays attention to key words in comments and replies somewhat intelligently, I'll give them the Will_Newsome LessWrong account to use for that purpose.

comment by Will_Newsome · 2012-09-13T06:59:13.880Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Alternatively I think a Will_Newsome bot that made lots of references to Leibniz and algorithmic information theory and decision theory concepts and then appealed to secret evidence would be pretty cool.

comment by wedrifid · 2012-09-13T08:40:09.943Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Alternatively I think a Will_Newsome bot that made lots of references to Leibniz and algorithmic information theory and decision theory concepts and then appealed to secret evidence would be pretty cool.

Awesome, that'll go great alongside the "Ban comments by Will Newsome" bot we provide Alicorn!

comment by TheOtherDave · 2012-09-13T12:41:29.230Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I am now reminded of M-x psychoanalyze-pinhead.

comment by Will_Newsome · 2012-09-12T19:47:55.269Z · score: 3 (11 votes) · LW · GW

You're too conservative Konkvistador, I think I'd rather use these powers for chaos & destruction. Bwa, ha, ha.

comment by Karmakaiser · 2012-09-13T03:07:29.572Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

You're too conservative Konkvistador,

I'm to the right of Konkvistador and I think this is a fully general argument contra Konkvistador.

comment by Multiheaded · 2012-09-13T19:17:24.172Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I'm to the left of him and I agree, but I have to note that in our age political large-C Conservatism and being small-c conservative in practice have basically nothing to do with each other.

comment by J_Taylor · 2012-09-11T23:10:20.987Z · score: 15 (17 votes) · LW · GW

The utility function of an upload of God is a god.

That is some sweet theology.

comment by J_Taylor · 2012-09-12T01:59:30.697Z · score: 16 (18 votes) · LW · GW

You are not the territory.

That is a really pithy rebuttal to solipsism. It's also what I would say to people if I were a solipsist.

The truth is the art of winning at the truth.

So Zen.

The truth is the mind killer.

So bloody Zen.

That which can be destroyed by you should be.

That's... that's a wee bit evil, isn't it?

Pinkie Pie is not a million dollars.

#trufax

comment by RomeoStevens · 2012-09-11T22:11:56.273Z · score: 14 (16 votes) · LW · GW

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing LessWrong and a box containing physics.

ouch.

comment by Desrtopa · 2012-09-14T03:16:12.098Z · score: 13 (13 votes) · LW · GW

"humanity would tile the universe with politics" is obviously false.

Not that obvious.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-12T13:08:31.846Z · score: 13 (13 votes) · LW · GW

"The coherent extrapolated volition of Eliezer Yudowsky is the mind-killer."

Well crap.

comment by SilasBarta · 2012-09-11T23:06:40.352Z · score: 13 (13 votes) · LW · GW

Btw, the spelling errors were really bothering me, so I opened the JS and corrected it all. (I'd post it here, but it says "comment too long" and would probably do the same for a PM.)

Edit: I put it on pastebin for 24 hours. Thanks Vladimir_Nesov!

comment by Vladimir_Nesov · 2012-09-12T04:07:33.190Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

You could just use pastebin.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T14:47:19.576Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

AUGH! I explicitly said in the OP NOT to do this. I'll be adding more and redoing this and in general it's just a lot of wasted effort that will have to be redone!

comment by SilasBarta · 2012-09-12T17:20:57.778Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Sorry, I figured I had finished it soon enough that you could incorporate the spelling corrections before making more modifications.

This looks like a job for ... Version Control! ~cheesy superhero music~

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T18:16:11.148Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The site I'm using, JSbin, sort of has Version Control built in. But you didn't use that...

Anyway, trying to copy the fixes like that from one version to another is probably more job then just redoing it from scratch. Less obviously, spellchecking new stuff added on top chaotically probably is more work than just doing it over as well. Hence, waiting until it's out of alpha before handling it. Once I want help with the spelling I'll probably post instructions on how to do it in a way that won't interfere with other stuff.

comment by SilasBarta · 2012-09-12T19:11:36.705Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

And I also did it for my personal benefit (while using the generator on my computer), even if it would have no impact on future revs. So there. :-P j/k

comment by Rubix · 2012-09-11T23:23:25.902Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

You can link to your edit by copying the URL and removing the /edit portion, right?

comment by BlackNoise · 2012-09-11T22:22:14.133Z · score: 13 (15 votes) · LW · GW

I'm an aspiring god

comment by asparisi · 2012-09-12T10:16:35.664Z · score: 12 (14 votes) · LW · GW

I would say that this makes sense about as often as the grad students in my philosophy department make sense, with only a few more spelling mistakes.

comment by philh · 2012-09-11T21:12:06.884Z · score: 12 (12 votes) · LW · GW

""utility is isomorpic to a matrochika brain" is obviusly false" is obviusly false if and only if In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing the truth and a box containing counterfactual politics

I think this is actually true.

comment by MixedNuts · 2012-09-11T21:10:10.913Z · score: 12 (14 votes) · LW · GW

What is true is already so. Torture doesn't make it worse.

New pick-up line:

You are vulnerable to timeless sex.

A Kool-aidey pair:

Less Wrong is not a cult as long as our meetups don't include a death maximizer.

The forty-sixth virtue of rationality is "Always obey the guiding influence of a death maximizer".

This one's for Clippy:

Eliezer Yudkowsky is an aspiring paperclip maximizer.

What ethical injuctions are for:

Any rationalist will kill you because you are made of Friendly Artificial Intelligence that it could use for something else.

Getting rid of groupies:

The tenth virtue of rationality is "Let me not become attached to Eliezer Yudowsky I may not want"

Too late:

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include Pinkie Pie.

comment by RichardKennaway · 2012-09-16T19:35:26.921Z · score: 11 (11 votes) · LW · GW

I can handle humanity, because I am already enduring it.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-12T18:45:23.542Z · score: 11 (11 votes) · LW · GW

"Why did my meta-contrarianism get downvoted?"

"I'm an aspiring Eliezer Yudkowsky."

"You make a compelling argument for guessing the teacher's password."

"We have encountered aliens who communicate through the obvious schelling point."

"You can't fit a sheep into a Lukeprog's love life."

"The thirteenth virtue of rationality is my karma score."

"You have no idea how big the set of all possible fetishes is."

"An improperly-programmed AI might tile the universe with the Stanford prison experiment."

"Instrumental rationality is the art of winning at nootropics."

"The obvious schelling point is highly correlated with the least convenient possible world."

"You have no idea how big moldbuggery is. "

"The latest hot fanfic: updating and the Methods of meta-contrarianism."

"What is true is already so. negging doesn't make it worse."

Arguably better than the average LessWrong poster.

comment by Will_Newsome · 2012-09-12T19:51:02.492Z · score: 1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Arguably better than the average LessWrong poster.

Significantly better—the occasional recursion makes it way more reflective than the average poster.

comment by AlexMennen · 2012-09-12T02:34:10.749Z · score: 11 (13 votes) · LW · GW

Physics is a paperclip maximizer.

Uh-oh.

comment by Cthulhoo · 2012-09-12T08:46:10.574Z · score: 10 (10 votes) · LW · GW

Cards against rationality is what the least convenient possible world feels like from the inside.

Aaaand this is as meta as it could be... is it?

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T14:49:21.335Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Where did you get this from? the generator doesn't have any of those in it yet.

comment by Cthulhoo · 2012-09-12T15:21:33.768Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I got it from faul_sname's version and apparently made the mistake to comment to the main thread instead of his post, sorry for the confusion.

comment by Karmakaiser · 2012-09-13T02:21:08.025Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

No. Meta has a infinite regress or you just aren't meta enough about it.

comment by fubarobfusco · 2012-09-13T04:19:59.018Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

If you aren't getting an infinite regress, you're spending too many resources on meta.

comment by RichardKennaway · 2012-09-14T19:46:24.471Z · score: 9 (9 votes) · LW · GW

The outside view is what the Bayesian Conspiracy feels like from the inside.

comment by Normal_Anomaly · 2012-09-12T20:25:12.842Z · score: 8 (8 votes) · LW · GW

Less Wrong is not a/an agent so long as our meetups don't include any optemization proccess!

That's an actual useful truth we ought to keep in mind. Huh.

comment by Lightwave · 2012-09-12T19:59:31.307Z · score: 8 (10 votes) · LW · GW

that which can be destroyed by the utility function of humanity should be

Almost true by definition?

comment by Dolores1984 · 2012-09-11T20:39:09.492Z · score: 8 (10 votes) · LW · GW

Less Wrong is not a cult, so long as our meetups don't include a Matrioshka brain.

I'm an aspiring human

"politics is isomorpic to politics" is obviusly false

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing sex and a box containing the coherent extrapolated volition of Pinkie Pie

comment by falenas108 · 2012-09-11T21:12:32.842Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

My first result: "I'm an aspiring rationalist."

I was confused as to why this was funny, until I hit generate again and got "the choherent extrapolated volition of LessWrong is the mind-killer if and only if torture is truly part of Pinkie Pie."

Edit: Followed by "The truth is isomorphic to sex."

comment by NancyLebovitz · 2012-09-12T00:12:16.659Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Is "choherent" a spelling error or an injoke?

comment by Rubix · 2012-09-12T01:18:22.733Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Spelling error.

comment by Dolores1984 · 2012-09-11T20:40:13.829Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

sex is not the territory

comment by Dolores1984 · 2012-09-11T20:41:26.636Z · score: 8 (10 votes) · LW · GW

Quirrelmort is vulnerable to acausal sex

comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-09-11T20:58:45.903Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

The twenty fourth virtue of rationality is "avoid a sex maxemizer at any cost"

comment by SilasBarta · 2012-09-11T22:44:22.679Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

True, that.

comment by Dolores1984 · 2012-09-12T22:24:48.534Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

When the singularity comes that won’t be a problem anymore.

This thing talks truth.

comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-09-12T23:50:30.731Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Quantum clopfic is not the Least Convenient Possible World.

comment by Dolores1984 · 2012-09-13T01:49:18.327Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

The outside view is what the Bayesian Conspiracy feels like from the inside.

comment by Dolores1984 · 2012-09-13T19:02:14.862Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

"The Bayesian Conspiracy updates the truth to better fit its priors."

comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-09-13T00:04:17.884Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Sex is not any improperly-programmed god.

That one almost sounds like ti means something...

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-12T21:30:07.191Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

A/an upload of Ben Goertzel would tile the universe with sex.

comment by Document · 2012-09-11T20:29:28.705Z · score: 7 (9 votes) · LW · GW

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing the truth and a box containing decision theory.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include humanity.

comment by KenChen · 2012-09-13T20:58:13.272Z · score: 6 (8 votes) · LW · GW

Omega updates the truth to fit its priors.

comment by RomanDavis · 2012-09-12T10:23:16.952Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

The forty twoth virtue of rationality is "Let me not become attached to sex I may not want"

I am running on corrupted the set of all possible fetishes.

comment by knb · 2012-09-12T09:46:29.981Z · score: 6 (8 votes) · LW · GW

My first one:

Robin Hanson is the Mind-Killer

Sounds like a "Chuck Norris Fact".

comment by negamuhia · 2012-09-12T08:52:30.868Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include Unfriendly God.

Wow.

Edit: and this counterexample, immediately after.

politics is isomorpic to physics

Edit #2: Aargh.

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing timeless torture and a box containing torture

The thirty eigthth virtue of rationality is "always obey the guiding inluence of Robin Hanson"

comment by Rubix · 2012-09-11T23:06:13.089Z · score: 6 (8 votes) · LW · GW

The thirty-fourth virtue of rationality is avoid sex at all costs.

Dammit, Spock.

sex is truly part of any rationalist

But you just said...

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't involve a cult.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include a sex maximizer.

The forty twoth virtue of rationality is "avoid universal rationality at any cost"

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing rationality and a box containing truth.

Humanity is the art of winning at torture.

Okay. I'm done here.

comment by MrMind · 2012-09-11T22:40:17.340Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Weeee...

Physics is the art of winning at truth

comment by MrMind · 2012-09-11T22:44:09.302Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

The thirty second virtue of rationality is "always obey the guiding influence of Quirrelmort"

This thing is Dark...

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-11T21:58:32.529Z · score: 6 (8 votes) · LW · GW

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comment by RomeoStevens · 2012-09-11T22:12:43.837Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Counterfactual Sex is a great band name.

comment by Rubix · 2012-09-11T23:08:10.126Z · score: 13 (17 votes) · LW · GW

As well as a much-loved pastime.

comment by Desrtopa · 2012-09-26T00:54:10.933Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

That which can be destroyed by awesome stupidity should be.

I think I can maybe get behind this.

comment by darius · 2012-09-17T04:57:46.191Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

There's a Javascript library by Andrew Plotkin for this sort of thing that handles 'a/an' and capitalization and leaves your code less repetitive, etc.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-17T20:41:26.434Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Weird, I just found this random helpful post, marked as down-voted by me and with a strong aversion attached. Fixed the vote, but can't figure out if the aversion is a bug or a feature.

comment by Desrtopa · 2012-09-14T23:15:30.099Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Unfriendly Ben Goertzel is vulnerable to Unfriendly Luke Muelhauser.

Place your bets ladies and gentlemen.

comment by gwern · 2012-09-15T03:21:54.508Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Does the UBG still believe in psi, and does the ULM get some sort of modafinil-equivalent for uploads? If so, I know how I'm betting.

comment by shokwave · 2012-09-14T21:26:49.463Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing a/an economics expert and a box containing rationality.

Hanson, or Yudkowsky? Tough choice.

comment by Kaj_Sotala · 2012-09-13T19:16:00.765Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

They/them says "caring is the art of winning at infanticide".

That's slightly disturbing.

The coherent extrapolated volition of the Bayesian Conspiracy is not the set of all possible fetishes.

No? Damn.

comment by Normal_Anomaly · 2012-09-12T20:39:40.107Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Inside Pinkie Pie's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but an argument abaut the world of My little babyeater: Friendship is stupidity.

I don't know if I want to read that argument or not.

The Least Convenient Possible World is truly part of the New York meetup group.

The Bayesian Conspiracy is vulnerable to immortality.

Best vulnerability ever.

comment by NancyLebovitz · 2012-09-12T17:06:43.581Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

I'm very impressed with the high proportion of results that turn out to be funny. I'm not sure whether this says something about your skill at programming the generater, about LW, or both.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T17:19:57.199Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Think it mainly says something about the nature of humour and human language actually. Or possibly my skill at coming up with the phrase templates- The actual logic is just iterated find-replace, and I've used the same engine earlier on a widely different subject with similar results.

comment by cousin_it · 2012-09-12T08:39:41.339Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

The map is truly part of you

Thanks for making this!

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T14:53:13.542Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

You're welcome! ^_^

comment by Normal_Anomaly · 2012-09-12T02:41:53.641Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Why did my a horcrux get downvoted?

Take a wild guess.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T14:50:48.688Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

HUH? I don't have either of those in there either. Something weird is going on.

comment by Alejandro1 · 2012-09-12T18:06:00.232Z · score: 9 (11 votes) · LW · GW

It is FOOMing. Run for your lives.

comment by Normal_Anomaly · 2012-09-12T20:22:46.657Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I think mine is from one of the other generators posted in the comments.

comment by asparisi · 2012-09-11T23:36:30.504Z · score: 5 (7 votes) · LW · GW

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing the truth and a box containing physics.

Does this mean that there is no physics in the truth-box? That's an awesome box! I think I'm more excited about the box than what is inside it! Do I get to keep the box?

comment by Eneasz · 2012-09-11T21:01:19.672Z · score: 5 (7 votes) · LW · GW

That which can be destroyed by Robin Hanson should be

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include you

comment by palladias · 2012-09-11T20:50:39.375Z · score: 5 (7 votes) · LW · GW

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include God.

Death is the art of winning at the utility function of a cult

Quirrelmort will kill you because you are made of death that it could use for something else.

comment by ygert · 2013-02-10T19:15:25.030Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

"Sex is highly correlated with inferential gap."

"Wait, wait, shock level seven is turning into Omega's model of Harry Potter?"

"That which can be destroyed by the world of My little old master: Friendship is clopfic should be."

"The set of all possible fetishes is what timeless Edward Cullen feels like from the inside."

comment by chaosmosis · 2012-09-14T23:12:55.916Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

There are no decision theory experts.

In practice, true.

This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out: rationality is not the territory.

Amusing.

Replace humanity with paperclips.

Clippy.

Have you read My Little Horcrux: Friendship is Torture?

My second favorite one.

Timeless sex is highly correlated with Friendly Lukeprog.

I do not know Luke in any way, and that's not my orientation, but I lol'd.

comment by iii · 2012-09-14T14:16:38.957Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Inside the Blind Idiot God Evolution's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but the truth.

I love this thing, we should include it as a site feature next to the comment button and compare user ratings on randomly generated posts to the rest.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-14T15:03:57.349Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm flattered!

And if we did that, it'd be even better since I'd be putting more work into it.

comment by TGM · 2012-09-13T22:32:08.862Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

The affective death spiral is isomorphic to this thread.

comment by Airedale · 2012-09-13T19:17:50.727Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I love it!

I wanna be the Society for Rare Diseases in Cute Puppies!.

I'm an aspiring babyeater.

The latest hot fanfic: Aubrey de Grey and the Methods of universal sex.

That which can be destroyed by awesome warm fuzzies should be.

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing timeless hugging and a box containing fun.

comment by beoShaffer · 2012-09-14T15:32:37.104Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

The latest hot fanfic: Aubrey de Grey's beard and the Methods of universal sex.

Fixed it for you.

comment by AspiringRationalist · 2012-09-13T01:59:50.956Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Less Wrong is not a phyg so long as our meetups don't include God.

ok so far...

Less Wrong is not a phyg so long as our meetups don't include humanity.

uh oh...

Less Wrong is not a phyg so long as our meetups don't include LessWrong.

Well I guess we're screwed.

comment by TheOtherDave · 2012-09-13T02:29:42.919Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Nah, we just have to be careful to include a space in our meetups.

comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-09-12T23:57:36.864Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I estimate a sixty three percent probability that a/an babyeater would tile the universe with decision theory if and only if the set of all possible fetishes is isomorpic to the New York meetup group if and only if in the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing any improperly-programmed upload and a box containing the configuration space of all possible minds.

How long can they get?

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-13T01:44:37.632Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

in theory? infinite. Well, until your computer runs out of memory at least.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-12T18:19:30.719Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

"The map is not the territory."
"Robin Hanson is vulnerable to death."

comment by fubarobfusco · 2012-09-12T17:13:16.813Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

As one of the creators of Cards Against Rationality, I have to say ... glad you all enjoy it enough to code it up. :)

"An improperly-programmed AI might tile the universe with rationalist clopfic."
"Affective death spirals will kill you because you are made of the Bayesian Conspiracy that it could use for something else."

comment by ewang · 2012-09-11T22:47:41.550Z · score: 4 (8 votes) · LW · GW

a million dollars is the mind-killer

So, scope insensitivity?

comment by Scott Alexander (Yvain) · 2012-09-11T20:31:57.373Z · score: 4 (8 votes) · LW · GW

Sex is isomorphic to Eliezer Yudkowsky

Nice.

comment by Scott Alexander (Yvain) · 2012-09-11T20:58:00.567Z · score: 20 (22 votes) · LW · GW

That which can be destroyed by torture should be.

...I don't like this game anymore :(

comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-09-11T20:58:08.264Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

The twenty fourth virtue of rationality is "avoid a sex maxemizer at any cost"

comment by minorin · 2015-03-27T03:25:40.794Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

LessWrong updates the truth to fit its priors.

Them's fightin' words, Random Profound Deep Wisdom Generator!

comment by Armok_GoB · 2015-03-27T11:47:55.232Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

This thing is still alive?! :D I really should get working on that updated version sometime.

comment by CellBioGuy · 2013-09-22T23:59:48.456Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I'm an aspiring human

Hello, Data.

In the future, Eliezer Yudkowsky will be remembered for Pascal's Mugging.

The tenth virtue of rationality is "avoid Eliezer Yudowsky at any cost"

... ... ... ... it's onto him.

comment by BT_Uytya · 2013-08-28T21:32:18.638Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing the map and a box containing warm fuzzies.

Self-delusion or accurate beliefs? We all can empathize with this choice.

comment by DataPacRat · 2012-09-29T11:14:46.119Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I'm an aspiring horcrux.

Given that I wrote this Orion's Arm idea as an exploration of one possible lifestyle involving multiple instantiations of a single individual... I find that I am well pleased.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-29T16:50:52.432Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I love everything you write.

Also, I keep meaning to contact you by email but keeps forgetting.

comment by DataPacRat · 2012-09-29T18:39:50.313Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

In that case - conquer your akrasia and email me as soon as you read this. :)

(If you don't have my contact info, it's easy enough to remember - I'm DataPacRat at DataPacRat dot com.)

comment by RichardKennaway · 2012-09-16T23:28:17.372Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

LessWrong is not the territory.

comment by RichardKennaway · 2012-09-15T22:29:40.663Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

The twenty fourth virtue of rationality is "Relinquish the Way".

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-14T22:48:59.381Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I think a/an upload of Harry Potter is going to solve metaethics.

Of course he is!

comment by Psy-Kosh · 2012-09-14T00:27:34.522Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

"what is true is already so. the statement that "a/an upload of Pinkie Pie will kill you because you are made of the utility function of the Society for Rare Diseases in Cute Puppies that it could use for something else." doesn't make it worse" is obviously false? Have a lot of caring!

hrm...

You make a compelling argument that a/an babyeater is the art of winning at infanticide.

I guess that one works.

comment by TGM · 2012-09-13T22:30:28.541Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

The map is the mind-killer

Seems Legit

comment by beoShaffer · 2012-09-13T06:37:21.371Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Fire is not a/an ontologically basic mental entity.

Humanity is vulnerable to the territory.

Seems sensible enough.

A/an sheep-counting machine once said: "the configuration space of all possible minds is truly part of you.".

Nevermind.

comment by komponisto · 2012-09-13T06:05:00.719Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

You know what the New York meetup group say: one person's warm fuzzies is another person's rationality.

Happy to hear it!

comment by AspiringRationalist · 2012-09-13T03:14:52.497Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

God will kill you because you are made of the choherent extrapolated volition of Friendly humanity that it could use for something else.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-14T22:55:06.768Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Isn't that what Christians say happened to Jesus?

comment by NancyLebovitz · 2012-09-13T04:42:38.296Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Sounds like an Olaf Stapledon fan.

comment by aaronde · 2012-09-12T22:31:09.895Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Is it bad that I almost instantly find a way to make sense of nearly all of these? For example:

This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out: a/an anthill is an aspiring ontologically basic mental entity.

Sounds like a reference to Hofstadter's musings on reductive versus holistic descriptions of reality in Godel, Escher, Bach, when he used an anthill as an example.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T22:59:09.800Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

That's actually where I got the idea of adding anthill from.

comment by NancyLebovitz · 2012-09-12T17:12:30.121Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

More seed phrases

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T17:17:30.124Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks! Will look through these!

comment by Will_Newsome · 2012-09-12T17:02:12.377Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I <3 you.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T17:17:56.199Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

D'awww, I love you to! ^_^

/me hugs

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-14T22:28:02.204Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Come on, guys, get a room. (SCNR)

comment by SilasBarta · 2012-09-14T22:38:22.937Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

You forgot to ask before hugging.

*ducks*

comment by NancyLebovitz · 2012-09-12T08:13:17.245Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing politics and a box containing death

The twenty threeth virtue of rationality is "always obey the guiding inluence of Pinkie Pie"

politics is the art of winning at the utility function of God

The fifty fourth virtue of rationality is "avoid counterfactual truth at any cost"

"a sex maximizer is isomorpic to LessWrong" is obviusly false

that which can be destroyed by a million dollars should be

The forty twoth virtue of rationality is "always obey the guiding influence of Eliezer Yudowsky"

The forty twoth virtue of rationality is "avoid a cult at any cost"

comment by RobertLumley · 2012-09-12T03:29:09.674Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

what is true is already so. a million dollars doesn't make it worse

comment by J_Taylor · 2012-09-12T02:01:59.742Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include LessWrong.

comment by see · 2012-09-11T22:43:34.770Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include any rationalist.

In an Iterated Prisoners' Dilemma, God beats a cult

that which can be destroyed by humanity should be if and only if acausal torture is the art of winning at rationality

timeless sex is the mind-killer

comment by SilasBarta · 2012-09-11T22:41:45.716Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Edit: Some more (some spelling corrections):

  • In an Iterated Prisoners' Dilemma, Pinkie Pie beats you
  • General Artificial Intelligence is an aspiring human
  • In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing Eliezer Yudowsky and a box containing the choherent extrapolated volition of Pinkie Pie
  • universal death is not decision theory
  • Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include you. (OUCH!)
  • (deleted it by accident, but something like) "The 25th virtue of rationality is avoid LessWrong at all costs" (pretty neat, since comes after a probable list size -- 24 -- and the source is LessWrong, reinforcing the idea that "you shouldn't just do rationality here" a la "If you see Buddha on the road...")
  • In an Iterated Prisoners' Dilemma, Unfriendly an upload of Friendly Friendly a matrochika brain beats Unfriendly any god (I think an Unfriendly AI is winning there ...)
comment by drethelin · 2012-09-11T20:28:12.204Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Probably should be in the Open thread instead but I like this thing

comment by Normal_Anomaly · 2012-09-12T20:47:38.738Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Also it would take over the open thread.

comment by Pentashagon · 2012-09-12T02:09:46.528Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Perhaps it should be used to generate the front page of notalwayscompletelywrong.com

comment by CellBioGuy · 2013-01-04T21:18:43.471Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

"Absence of the sanity waterline is evidence of improperly-programmed Aubrey de Grey."

Very nearly my thoughts exactly...

"This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out: the Least Convenient Possible World is isomorpic to quantum infanticide."

"Humanity is an aspiring matrochika brain."

"That which can be destroyed by a timeless upload of Pinkie Pie should be."

comment by CellBioGuy · 2013-01-05T01:33:49.208Z · score: 9 (9 votes) · LW · GW

Oh my god this was even better

"In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing the world of My little babyeater: Friendship is infanticide and a box containing an Unfriendly upload of Robin Hanson."

comment by gwern · 2013-01-05T02:04:56.461Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I'll be honest, given Robin's apparent enchantment with em hell and how the 'poor also smile', I think I'm going to go with turning the world into My Little Babyeater: Friendship is Infanticide. Hey, lots of societies historically practiced infanticide and were decent enough places to live.... At least that would preserve most current human values.

comment by CellBioGuy · 2013-01-05T01:42:23.021Z · score: -1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I am running on awesome rationality.

...

This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out: anthills aren't chemistry experts.

Fire is the art of winning at the New York meetup group.

In the future, a pony will be remembered for counterfactual torture.

We will tile the universe with fun

"Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include an upload of Eliezer Yudowsky."

comment by devas · 2012-12-01T21:52:26.324Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

the territory is not the territory.

This is...what? I think my brain broke or else it went out to have a good laugh

comment by devas · 2012-12-01T21:55:34.407Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Corrupted I am the mind-killer.

.....I swear this is the last output I am going to write down

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-12-02T02:18:35.495Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

No, please continue, it's always great fun to see someone enjoying this!

comment by Tenoke · 2012-11-19T20:03:08.889Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

The singularity is highly correlated with an argument abaut awesome immortality. fair enough

comment by Psychosmurf · 2012-09-26T03:39:40.914Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Inside Harry Potter's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but the level five Tegmark multiverse.

Hmmm... makes sense...

comment by magfrump · 2012-09-13T05:59:18.362Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Inside Ben Goertzel's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but the sanity waterline.

A universal clopfic maximizer is the art of winning at fire.

I am going to waste a lot of time on this thing if I don't stop myself right now.

proceeds to stop

comment by AspiringRationalist · 2012-09-13T03:15:01.732Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I'm an aspiring rationalist

comment by ZenJedi · 2012-09-12T22:00:08.205Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Here are some favorites I wanted to share. I think the simplest ones are best -- they have a real Zen quality to them!

That which can be destroyed by awesome hugging should be.

A/an human is vulnerable to causal hugging.

I am running on universal warm fuzzies.

A/an upload of Ben Goertzel would tile the universe with sex.

Friendship is highly correlated with Friendly you.

Humanity is the mind-killer.

The truth is highly correlated with I.

The map is highly correlated with hypotheses.

The territory is not the territory.

There are no rationalists.

comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-09-12T23:54:03.578Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I can handle hugging, because I am already enduring it.

Wait, wait, hugging is turning into Azathoth?

comment by DanArmak · 2012-09-13T16:46:33.771Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Azathoth created hugging, and made you like it.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-12T07:28:51.697Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

the choherent extrapolated volition of an upload of a cult is the art of winning at the utility function of LessWrong

Makes sense.

comment by Rubix · 2012-09-12T04:59:36.504Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for making this! It's motivated me to copy and play around with your code, which I haven't actually done with code before and which turns out to be insanely low hanging fruit for learning. (Which you already knew, but I didn't.)

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T15:01:00.490Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

You're welcome!

However, don't do that quite yet since I'm planing to do more stuff and it'd lead to a mess of forking and having to redo things over and over. Feel free, and even encouraged, to make suggestions thou! (except spelling ones, to many of those to be workable at this stage)

Exception is if you're redoing most of the templates and adapting it to some other form of statements than deeply wise LessWrong ones. Feel free to do that kind of using the engine as much as you want. Strongly recommend using the JSbin Clone feature for that.

comment by Slackson · 2012-09-12T00:15:43.500Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

The art of winning at politics is counterfactual torture.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-11T23:22:11.493Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Truth is the mind-killer.

comment by asparisi · 2012-09-11T23:39:00.480Z · score: 14 (16 votes) · LW · GW

I got

Death is the mind-killer.

Which made me go, "Well... yes."

comment by Trevor_Caverly · 2012-09-11T21:20:26.408Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

" 'What is true is already so. The coherent extrapolated volition of God doesn't make it worse' is obviusly false if and only if timeless politics is isomorphic to truth if and only if the tenth virtue of rationality is 'Let me not become attached to the map I may not want' " is obviously false.

Well, it's true.

Also, This is way smarter than than the Deepak Chopra quote generator.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-11T21:12:03.701Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Truth is truly a part of you.

Sounds deep, bro.

comment by curiousepic · 2012-09-11T20:38:32.621Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Physics is the mind-killer.

comment by ChristianKl · 2015-12-01T22:05:19.515Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The twenty fiveth virtue of rationality is "Be faithless to humanity and betray it to the Way".

comment by Armok_GoB · 2015-12-04T06:05:29.559Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Wow, people are still finding this occasionally. It fills me with Determination.

comment by Steven_Bukal · 2013-02-02T14:49:06.793Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Instrumental stupidity is the art of winning at Pinkie Pie's utility function.

comment by [deleted] · 2013-01-01T21:38:21.850Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The seventy fiveth virtue of rationality is "It is especially important to eat a/an upload of Eliezer Yudowsky's model of Lukeprog's coherent extrapolated volition and torture which impinges upon the New York meetup group".

Grammar is not a strange loop through subordinate clauses dammit. ><

comment by Armok_GoB · 2013-01-01T21:46:01.044Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Why not? :D

comment by SilasBarta · 2012-09-14T06:49:47.352Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The new one gets a lot more variety, but hits on clever stuff with a lower frequency. I ran it for a while and only got a few worth sharing:

  • Universal friendship is a/an hugging maxemizer.
  • Paperclips is truly part of a/an corrupted upload of Pinkie Pie.
comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-14T15:09:13.397Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Yea, I got that feeling to. :(

comment by SilasBarta · 2012-09-15T18:39:20.915Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Have you updated it since? It seems to be getting a lot better! After I started recording good ones, I got:

  • You know what a/an improperly-programmed upload of Pinkie Pie say: one person's torture is another person's rationality.
  • Corrupted Pinkie Pie would tile the universe with hypotheses.
  • The twenty fiveth virtue of rationality is "Beware of the utility function of any improperly-programmed General Arteficial Intelegences".
  • Subjective physics is not rationality.
  • What are your priors on if a/an General Arteficial Intelegence once said: "look, just rejecting the sanity waterline and the planning fallacy doesn't make someone a/an Friendly upload of Eliezer Yudowsky."?
  • This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out: that which can be destroyed by a/an human should be.
  • Before Lukeprog goes to sleep, it scans it's computer for uploaded copies of a/an Unfriendly upload of Lukeprog.
  • This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out: corrupted Omega is vulnerable to acausal infanticide.

(These are still at about the level of the results in my previous comment, but I got them a lot more frequently.)

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-16T00:12:37.554Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Nope. Either you're choosing from a larger sample this time or it's just luck.

comment by SilasBarta · 2012-09-17T22:16:35.955Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Another awesome one:

  • you make a compelling argument that a/an Unfriendly upload of Omega would tile the universe with rationality if and only if a/an rationalist is an aspiring god
comment by NancyLebovitz · 2012-09-14T01:59:35.236Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include an upload of Quieralmort.

comment by Bruno_Coelho · 2012-09-14T00:43:20.546Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The singularity includes a term for physics.

Legal term?

comment by asparisi · 2012-09-12T20:54:26.514Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

From the new one:

Clopfic is what infanticide feels like from the inside.

Halt. Melt. Catch fire. Laugh.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-12T20:43:03.408Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The configuration space of all possible minds is truly part of God's coherent extrapolated volition.

Whoa.

The Least Convenient Possible World includes a term for your love life.

Ouch.

comment by Luke_A_Somers · 2012-09-12T14:19:27.785Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include Unfriendly a cult.

I think a field type came in wrong here.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-12T14:55:23.805Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

yea as I said I threw this together quickly, planing to do more today. The things starting with "a" is one of the things that need fixing.

comment by Manfred · 2012-09-11T21:35:37.061Z · score: 1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Nice nice nice.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include Robin Hanson.

Poor Robin Hanson :P

comment by maia · 2012-09-12T00:22:54.655Z · score: 9 (11 votes) · LW · GW

He came to a DC meetup once.

So... crap.

comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-09-11T20:56:40.260Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

LessWrong is not the territory

An important reminder.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include Pinkie Pie.

Huh....

comment by bramflakes · 2012-09-11T20:14:41.661Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I'm an aspiring paperclip maximizer

comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-09-11T20:59:00.981Z · score: 6 (8 votes) · LW · GW

I'm an aspiring god

True.

comment by FiftyTwo · 2012-09-12T23:56:24.544Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

except for some grammar issues that'd require disproportionately much work.

Please keep them, the incongruity of it all adds to the charm.

comment by Armok_GoB · 2012-09-13T01:45:21.285Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

'kay.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-12T21:47:53.835Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Some favorites I wanted to share. I think the simplest ones are best -- they have a real Zen master quality to them!

That which can be destroyed by awesome hugging should be.

A/an human is vulnerable to causal hugging.

I am running on universal warm fuzzies.

A/an upload of Ben Goertzel would tile the universe with sex.

Friendship is highly correlated with Friendly you.

Humanity is the mind-killer.

The truth is highly correlated with I.

The map is highly correlated with hypotheses.

The territory is not the territory.

There are no rationalists.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-12T07:25:47.320Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

that which can be destroyed by timeless decition theory should be

Found wisdom?

comment by faul_sname · 2012-09-12T00:28:57.615Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW
  • In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing quantum politics and a box containing Eliezer Yudowsky

  • I still aleve that In an Iterated Prisoners' Dilemma, Robin Hanson beats Eliezer Yudowsky

  • Unfriendly God is isomorpic to sex if and only if Pinkie Pie is isomorpic to humanity if and only if you are an aspiearing human