Comment by Petter Wingren (petter-wingren) on Writing tools for tabooing? · 2020-12-14T15:25:44.285Z · LW · GW

Rather than tabooing certain words, learning a new language that dont contain those concepts is probably far more efficient. Many years ago I learnt Norse (ie pre-Christian scandinavian, "viking language"). It only contains one modal help verb (ie should, would, ought to, want to, can, have to) are all one word with the same meaning. Once you get fluent in a language like that your way of thinking will change and then you will change. I wonder which other languages exist that contain similar ways of avoiding certain thought traps, and which those traps are..

Comment by Petter Wingren (petter-wingren) on Should I take glucosamine? · 2020-12-02T13:13:28.713Z · LW · GW

Correlation does not imply causation. There is a clear correlation between the decline in piracy and global warming. Subsidizing pirates won't solve the climate crisis however. On a more serious note, glucosamine is usually a treatment for mild to moderate arthrosis. People who use it are likely the kind of people that take care of themselves and thinks good health is important.

Look for other differences between the two groups and you'll likely find something else there that is more likely to increase your lifespan.

Comment by Petter Wingren (petter-wingren) on Good News: the Containment Measures are Working · 2020-03-17T14:16:59.157Z · LW · GW

I think you are absolutely right. Containment measure can decrease the amount of individuals with severe symptoms at any given time and thereby not overload hospitals too much. End result will be less casualties but longer pandemic.

Comment by Petter Wingren (petter-wingren) on How to Write a News article on the Dangers of Artificial General Intelligence · 2020-02-28T11:09:24.447Z · LW · GW

Have a GAN network write articles on the dangeros of AGI, once it starts to convince people we have a problem we do have a problem and it wil be adressed ;)

Comment by Petter Wingren (petter-wingren) on Draft: Models of Risks of Delivery Under Coronavirus · 2020-02-28T09:17:09.391Z · LW · GW

Outside of living organisms viruses only survive for a few hours. Ordering packaged food and waiting a few hours before handling it should be pretty safe.

Theoretically the virus might survive in animal products like meat for longer time, just go vegetarian if you want to be on the safe side.

If possible ask them to leave the package outside your front door and wait a few hours before you take it in.

Comment by Petter Wingren (petter-wingren) on Existing work on creating terminology & names? · 2020-01-31T21:15:23.096Z · LW · GW

Just did a quick search for librarian curriculum and skimmed what came up:

Classification Made Simple: An Introduction to Knowledge Organisation and Information Retrieval

by Eric J. Hunter Published 2009 ISBN 9780754675587

Is something like this what you're looking for?