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Comment by slutbunwaller on Non-standard politics · 2014-10-28T04:28:46.390Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Predominantly liberal/social democrat, but unlike most left-wingers (here at least), I'm isolationist and anti-immigration

Comment by slutbunwaller on Non-standard politics · 2014-10-28T04:15:18.678Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Are you trying to describe an entire ideology based on one article by one author? I consider myself a progressive and don't agree with a lot of what Ezra Klein, or many other pundits who label themselves in such a way, have to say.

Also not completely related but I don't think that sensationalist website necessarily does a good job representing Klein's point of view on the issue.

Comment by slutbunwaller on 2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2014-10-25T16:41:53.856Z · score: 41 (41 votes) · LW · GW

y'all a bunch of paranoid delusional mentally-disabled freaks who can't get laid

Comment by slutbunwaller on Open thread, Oct. 13 - Oct. 19, 2014 · 2014-10-22T00:27:26.268Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Here's an example of what I mean.

I get that it's just an example, but cataracts are far from the only source of blindness

Comment by slutbunwaller on Open thread, Oct. 13 - Oct. 19, 2014 · 2014-10-17T19:23:58.771Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Again, weak simplification of things I didn't even say.

Comment by slutbunwaller on Open thread, Oct. 13 - Oct. 19, 2014 · 2014-10-16T14:22:50.515Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

There will always be problems in your country. If you haven't gotten to the point where you'll start helping sub-Saharan Africa yet, when will you?

That's a strong assumption regarding my charitable donation habits, of which you have no knowledge

Comment by slutbunwaller on Open thread, Oct. 13 - Oct. 19, 2014 · 2014-10-16T14:21:10.462Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Lasting improvements for whom? Measured how?

Not addressing the underlying issues means there is no stem to the "supply" (so to speak) of people requiring charitable help.

Comment by slutbunwaller on Rationality Quotes September 2014 · 2014-10-16T14:18:24.858Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

If you don't have any open questions in that category, then you aren't really living as an intellectual.

I'm not sure that's a critical part of any definition of the word "intellectual".

Comment by slutbunwaller on Open thread, Oct. 13 - Oct. 19, 2014 · 2014-10-15T14:52:18.897Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

There are a few reasons. Part of it is that left-leaning Canadian charities have been under threat by our government recently, so there is a political element. Part of it is tax refunds. Part of it is that there are problems in our own country as well that need solving, not just in sub-Saharan Africa.

Comment by slutbunwaller on Open thread, Oct. 13 - Oct. 19, 2014 · 2014-10-14T20:54:08.578Z · score: 1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

I don't agree with their emphasis on direct cash transfers. It reminds me of the Canadian Revenue Agency's statement that "preventing poverty is not charity, only relieving it." Givewell has always struck me as being more concerned about balancing one's karma than actually causing lasting improvement anywhere. That's just my perception, though.

Comment by slutbunwaller on 2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey - Call For Critiques/Questions · 2014-10-14T18:21:41.077Z · score: 0 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Don't you want devoted followers?

Who leave their families for you

Give their money to you

Give their bodies to you

Give up their lives for you

Consider you God, and will kill for you

Don't you want to become a cult leader?

Since the death of God there has been a vacancy open

You can fill that void, here is how

Comment by slutbunwaller on Open thread, Oct. 13 - Oct. 19, 2014 · 2014-10-14T17:38:37.215Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I posted this last week but was too late to get any responses, so I'm reposting:

I want to change which charities I donate to, and am looking for transparent, accountable, secular (or at least non-evangelical) Canadian charities that promote democracy, social reform, infrastructure building, rationality, humanism, education, scientific progress, similar principles. Any suggestions for charities worth investigating, or at least a group/organization/website that can help me find what I'm looking for? In the past I haven't properly researched this sort of thing so I'm short on resources.

So far I've taken a closer look at Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders

(I might remind one of you that disagreement isn't grounds for downvoting all my posts)

Comment by slutbunwaller on Open thread, Oct. 6 - Oct. 12, 2014 · 2014-10-08T16:23:56.354Z · score: -1 (7 votes) · LW · GW

Cryonics and transhumanism are laughably irrational. Guess that's what happens with a cult based on a Harry Potter fanfiction by a dropout

Comment by slutbunwaller on October 2014 Media Thread · 2014-10-02T02:52:10.469Z · score: 2 (6 votes) · LW · GW

As a homeschooled individual with no college degree, Yudkowsky may not be in an ideal position to estimate his own smartness

Comment by slutbunwaller on Group Rationality Diary, October 1-15 · 2014-10-01T15:53:04.654Z · score: 1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

He isn't insane, just fantastically silly, detached from reality and smug.

Comment by slutbunwaller on Group Rationality Diary, October 1-15 · 2014-09-30T22:26:33.949Z · score: 1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

LessWrong's culture resembles, in most other respects, the standard set of predominately male, middle-class Internet-libertarians so familiar in other places — including cringe-inducing discussions of the merits of racism.

Comment by slutbunwaller on Group Rationality Diary, October 1-15 · 2014-09-30T20:28:11.691Z · score: 5 (9 votes) · LW · GW

No I don't think he is insane, he is however like most singulatarians a fucking dumb ass.

Comment by slutbunwaller on Superintelligence Reading Group 2: Forecasting AI · 2014-09-23T17:27:07.409Z · score: 1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

To a great extent Less Wrong is what happens when somewhat intelligent, but very lazy people have ideas percolate through the coffee machine of their inferior minds and then try to present them as something new. All the crud and mistakes of the original ideas and thinkers gets included, but there's a delightful new after-taste and hue, from badly maintained filters and old grounds.

Comment by slutbunwaller on Superintelligence Reading Group 2: Forecasting AI · 2014-09-23T17:22:53.628Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

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Comment by slutbunwaller on Open thread, September 22-28, 2014 · 2014-09-23T16:40:19.105Z · score: 2 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Cult like adherence to the words of a relatively uneducated man, frequent babbling in pseudo-scientific nonsensical terms. 'reinventing the wheel' and trying to claim their knowledge is completely unique and undiscovered (despite the complete opposite). A seeming opposition to mainstream science, and belief in an incredibly dangerous practice (cryonics) that they believe will lead them to a perfect afterlife (replace heaven with singularity and god with AI), and a leader that makes money from sitting around all day taking donations from his 'followers'.

Oh and both Hubbard and Yudkowsky post long rambling author tracts that pretend to be a story....

Comment by slutbunwaller on Open thread, September 22-28, 2014 · 2014-09-23T16:37:39.666Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

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Comment by slutbunwaller on CEV-tropes · 2014-09-23T16:33:25.590Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

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Comment by slutbunwaller on Everybody's talking about machine ethics · 2014-09-18T12:53:36.576Z · score: 0 (6 votes) · LW · GW

What's a LessWrong?

Mildly harmful pseudo scientific movement with delusions of cultish grandeur.

Comment by slutbunwaller on Link: How Community Feedback Shapes User Behavior · 2014-09-17T16:12:29.222Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

People might take Eliezer's proclaimed rationalism more seriously if he had even a rudimentary understanding of statistics and probability. And was actually a good writer.