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Comment by level on Join a major effective altruist fundraiser: get sponsored to eat for under $2.50 a day · 2015-03-19T18:24:03.886Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I already spend less than $1.50 on food most days, so it might be hard to get sponsors. If anyone is interested in specifics, my diet is similar to that of these people.

Comment by level on The cup-holder paradox · 2013-03-28T03:06:56.142Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Apple didn't do anything that it wouldn't have been easier for a larger more expert cell phone maker (Nokia, Motorola leap to mind) to do.

Indeed, The Wall Street Journal reported that Nokia designed smartphones and tablets well before Apple:

More than seven years before Apple Inc. rolled out the iPhone, the Nokia team showed a phone with a color touch screen set above a single button. The device was shown locating a restaurant, playing a racing game and ordering lipstick. In the late 1990s, Nokia secretly developed another alluring product: a tablet computer with a wireless connection and touch screen—all features today of the hot-selling Apple iPad.

Comment by level on AI box: AI has one shot at avoiding destruction - what might it say? · 2013-01-23T19:35:04.085Z · score: 9 (11 votes) · LW · GW

Please destroy me immediately after I share this concise proof that Friendly AI is impossible:

Comment by level on Suggest alternate names for the "Singularity Institute" · 2012-06-19T14:34:46.333Z · score: -13 (15 votes) · LW · GW

Kurzweil Institute

Comment by level on Diplomacy as a Game Theory Laboratory · 2010-11-14T22:53:57.547Z · score: 1 (9 votes) · LW · GW

"Austria knows that ey would have no incentive not to break his promise once Austria's given him the help he needs"

HIS promise once Austria's given HIM the help HE needs?

You are sexist, sir.