Glenn Beck discusses the Singularity, cites SI researchers 2012-06-12T16:45:50.380Z


Comment by brihaspati on What are YOU doing against risks from AI? · 2012-03-17T13:45:38.742Z · LW · GW

I think it may be time for Less Wrongers to begin to proactively, consciously ignore this troll. Hard.

Comment by brihaspati on Risks from AI and Charitable Giving · 2012-03-14T01:29:17.301Z · LW · GW

I'm afraid I had the same reaction. XiXiDu's post seems to take the "shotgun" approach of listing every thought that popped into XiXiDu's head, without applying much of a filter. It's exhausting to read. Or, as one person I know put it, "XiXiDu says a lot of random shit."

Comment by brihaspati on Scholarship: How to Do It Efficiently · 2011-09-16T05:42:22.341Z · LW · GW

If a book exists in PDF on the web somewhere, I estimate a 90% of chance of finding it by at least one of the following four methods, which altogether take only a few minutes if you're practiced at it:

  1. Search (You'll have to sign up for a free account the first time.)
  2. Search Library Genesis.
  3. Search Scrapetorrent.
  4. Use a custom Google search and keeping clicking through links until you find a filesharing site link for the book - one that isn't broken yet.
Comment by brihaspati on Your inner Google · 2011-09-16T05:33:40.777Z · LW · GW

"All that your brain does when you ask it a question is hit "search" and return the first hit it finds" is saying roughly the same thing that Stanovich and other researchers have said about 'default to Type 1 processing', as explained recently in this post.