stingray feed - LessWrong 2.0 Reader stingray’s posts and comments on the Effective Altruism Forum en-us Comment by Stingray on Open thread, Oct. 03 - Oct. 09, 2016 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/eTXP5uKFvjzohNJ9N/open-thread-oct-03-oct-09-2016#ncNPrkeovb3StbC3r <p>Search for adult swimming lessons. Everyone there will be as embarrassed as you are. Or try to find swimming lessons out of town, then you won't accidentally meet people who know you.</p> stingray ncNPrkeovb3StbC3r 2016-10-03T20:40:37.866Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread May 16 - May 22, 2016 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/2aQ6CpngDQijtuRrs/open-thread-may-16-may-22-2016#vhLStvyQWK8fyNx8j <p>This distinction is blurry. Which side do boycotts fall on?</p> stingray vhLStvyQWK8fyNx8j 2016-05-17T16:54:13.214Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread May 9 - May 15 2016 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/Ps9wza9cHo6oY69GW/open-thread-may-9-may-15-2016#eJFRF6AjFSouWT2ZG <p>I think that parenting skills are a good example of such situation</p> stingray eJFRF6AjFSouWT2ZG 2016-05-13T14:53:30.404Z Comment by Stingray on Lesswrong 2016 Survey https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/hCWKHLKSgW5afmoaR/lesswrong-2016-survey#wbwitFW2PcynqEj7N <p>I have taken the survey.</p> stingray wbwitFW2PcynqEj7N 2016-03-29T12:05:18.899Z Comment by Stingray on Open thread, Mar. 14 - Mar. 20, 2016 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/HNzyci3KRnaLjuRiA/open-thread-mar-14-mar-20-2016#6PKCaqwF7cwF5X87p <p>Then living in a wilderness and cutting trees would be much better. Or some kinds of manual work where you can see the fruits of your labor, e.g. gardening. I believe that activities like these would be better suited for connecting mental and physical parts of a person.</p> stingray 6PKCaqwF7cwF5X87p 2016-03-15T14:43:47.446Z Comment by Stingray on Open thread, Mar. 14 - Mar. 20, 2016 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/HNzyci3KRnaLjuRiA/open-thread-mar-14-mar-20-2016#Wj65gZS2NaJbZXEto <p>Strongly disagree with 2) and 3). I think you mean them as a proxy for 'become more social, make more connections, find ways to fit in a local culture', but quality of connections usually matters more than quantity. But in many circles that are likely to matter for a typical LWer 3) is likely to be useless and likely benefits of 2) are achievable without drinking or with a very modest drinking. </p> stingray Wj65gZS2NaJbZXEto 2016-03-15T10:25:54.876Z Comment by Stingray on Open thread, Mar. 14 - Mar. 20, 2016 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/HNzyci3KRnaLjuRiA/open-thread-mar-14-mar-20-2016#TrmqqhodogKiK4phz <p>Would this description pass an ideological Turing test?</p> stingray TrmqqhodogKiK4phz 2016-03-14T13:27:02.281Z Comment by Stingray on AlphaGo versus Lee Sedol https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/9vxBrvYzdTmgJ46NX/alphago-versus-lee-sedol#aAiksrxKQTfniMGKS <p>Lee Sedol isn't at the top of <a href="http://www.goratings.org">Go ratings</a>. How would Ke Jie fare against AlphaGo? A match against the best human player would be a better test of AlphaGo capabilities.</p> stingray aAiksrxKQTfniMGKS 2016-03-11T18:32:02.520Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread Feb 22 - Feb 28, 2016 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/QS3qPZhtJCobG2HX5/open-thread-feb-22-feb-28-2016#X2xzAZ3xSosF7qbLM <p>External HDD</p> stingray X2xzAZ3xSosF7qbLM 2016-02-24T16:35:13.280Z Comment by Stingray on Open thread, Nov. 23 - Nov. 29, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/fLgz25SMma3DyKaBr/open-thread-nov-23-nov-29-2015#aZL2wRjnnepcFxs2y <p>What kind of threats?</p> stingray aZL2wRjnnepcFxs2y 2015-11-23T14:27:10.096Z Comment by Stingray on Rationality Quotes Thread November 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/LGpwNkwwiwwbgSH9F/rationality-quotes-thread-november-2015#e9599rXbH27TsSqzv <p>Happiness is not for appreciation of goodness of events, at least, that's not what evolution intended it to be for. It's for rewarding your actions to motivate you to do them as well as rewarding other people for their actions that are good for you. If neither you did anything to do it, neither you can pinpoint an actual person who did it and whose action you want to celebrate, it's no surprise that you do not feel happiness about that thing.</p> stingray e9599rXbH27TsSqzv 2015-11-17T23:10:36.960Z Comment by Stingray on Open thread, Nov. 16 - Nov. 22, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/GcWcLsbJTh27ZqzgW/open-thread-nov-16-nov-22-2015#mXtxNPc9EiXoQKfRJ <p>What research are you refering to? Please cite it.</p> stingray mXtxNPc9EiXoQKfRJ 2015-11-17T22:51:39.825Z Comment by Stingray on Open thread, Nov. 16 - Nov. 22, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/GcWcLsbJTh27ZqzgW/open-thread-nov-16-nov-22-2015#22cNbMekcoXi2nJ2P <p>Are there any science fiction novels that take this approach?</p> stingray 22cNbMekcoXi2nJ2P 2015-11-17T22:19:42.535Z Comment by Stingray on Open thread, Nov. 02 - Nov. 08, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/99b5HuJBLHdjgPqbC/open-thread-nov-02-nov-08-2015#pyMJ4ERAWoEafq5Mk <p>You should also subscribe to this <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/rationalistdiaspora">subreddit</a>.</p> stingray pyMJ4ERAWoEafq5Mk 2015-11-05T18:30:42.616Z Comment by Stingray on Open thread, Nov. 02 - Nov. 08, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/99b5HuJBLHdjgPqbC/open-thread-nov-02-nov-08-2015#6vfSzyNofuxsvABET <p>Another possibility: the first group of people have more free time than the latter and spending some free time together is quite important for building friendships.</p> stingray 6vfSzyNofuxsvABET 2015-11-03T11:00:59.856Z Comment by Stingray on Open thread 7th september - 13th september https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/4emGz7ncfk8suQ8Nt/open-thread-7th-september-13th-september#FrPuru7xex2b6oTqe <p>I think that it is likely that pre-WWI drug usage levels survived during 1920s-1940s in certain subcultures, such as. jazz scene, who influenced beatniks, who, among others, were among those who formed the zeitgeist of 1960s and drug culture. Up until that point, postmodernists cannot be said to have any influence, because most works of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postmodern_philosophy">philosophers</a> most often associated with postmodernism (Baudrillard, Lyotard, Derrida)came only in late 1960s and 1970s. Many 1960s hippies became influential members of society, university professors, and I think <em>that</em> was what gradually pushed drugs into mainstream. Can we call them postmodernists? Well, some of them probably were, but was it a significant number? I'd say that people like Timothy Leary were much more important than Jacques Derrida</p> <p>Edit: and I think that popularity of drugs among rockstars must have influenced young people as well.</p> stingray FrPuru7xex2b6oTqe 2015-09-07T19:12:40.080Z Comment by Stingray on Open thread 7th september - 13th september https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/4emGz7ncfk8suQ8Nt/open-thread-7th-september-13th-september#Z9ReQWSunYszy3RHw <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sayre%27s_law">&quot;Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.&quot;</a></p> stingray Z9ReQWSunYszy3RHw 2015-09-07T17:59:04.925Z Comment by Stingray on Open thread 7th september - 13th september https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/4emGz7ncfk8suQ8Nt/open-thread-7th-september-13th-september#CqyqNA5ThE5vvDgdQ <p>Widespread popularity of drugs <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Binge">predates WWI</a>, let alone postmodernism, which became popular (outside architecture) only <em>after</em> 1960s (mostly in 1970s). </p> stingray CqyqNA5ThE5vvDgdQ 2015-09-07T17:50:20.354Z Comment by Stingray on What is the best way to develop a strong sense of having something to protect https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/kdrL9xpdZnXnB9WgJ/what-is-the-best-way-to-develop-a-strong-sense-of-having#PXSvrc46AYxYqKqGs <p>Isn't this backwards? Shouldn't you first find a goal, and only then decide that this is something that you want to protect?</p> stingray PXSvrc46AYxYqKqGs 2015-09-07T17:44:49.326Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread August 31 - September 6 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/kobsPQnTpKHpFSA3D/open-thread-august-31-september-6#Z8ZKkjignmxsYL5mJ <blockquote> <p>Most colonized places were net money-losers for the colonizer for most of their history</p> </blockquote> <p>But then why did people keep conquering and colonizing new lands?</p> <blockquote> <p>More importantly, there are a few &quot;control-group&quot; countries which were not colonized while their neighbors were, like Siam (modern Thailand) and Ethiopia, and they don't seem better off than their neighbors.</p> </blockquote> <p>There is also Japan, which was better off than its neighbors. In 1905 Japan was strong enough to win a war against Russia.</p> stingray Z8ZKkjignmxsYL5mJ 2015-09-03T10:47:21.071Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread August 31 - September 6 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/kobsPQnTpKHpFSA3D/open-thread-august-31-september-6#ARBc4mBB6GZDQXpeG <blockquote> <p>The whole point of MIRI is to create an organization of a type that doesn't currently exist, focused on much longer term goals. If you measure organizations on the basis of how many publications they make, you're going to get a lot of low-quality publications. Citations are only slightly better, especially if you're focused on ignored areas of research.</p> </blockquote> <p>Just because MIRI researchers' incentives aren't distorted by &quot;publish or perish&quot; culture, it doesn't mean they aren't distorted by other things, especially those that are associated with lack of feedback and accountability.</p> stingray ARBc4mBB6GZDQXpeG 2015-08-31T19:05:46.907Z Comment by Stingray on Why people want to die https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/5vqpLCWwr66igxqjb/why-people-want-to-die#75zKhuoFRDgsHKby4 <p>Interesting. In addition to that, how much of this lack of desires is sociological and related to self-perception? I mean, these elders probably perceive themselves as a periphery of society, as someone whose time has already passed, who shouldn't have any more ambitions. Will aging societies make businesses and entertainers cater more and more towards seniors (e.g. <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-business/asian-pacific-business/the-battle-is-on-for-the-hearts-and-wallets-of-japans-seniors/article21309018/">like</a> <a href="http://www.economist.com/node/21524920">this</a>), thus making them feel as the central part of society that everyone else revolves around?</p> stingray 75zKhuoFRDgsHKby4 2015-08-25T20:26:27.622Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread - Aug 24 - Aug 30 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/aBr99pJYM3f8PWx4J/open-thread-aug-24-aug-30#npcL6yBxR9YCZGZtx <p>That depends on what you consider to be the main purpose of a sports team - winning matches or providing entertainment and selling tickets to their games. </p> stingray npcL6yBxR9YCZGZtx 2015-08-24T17:53:31.010Z Comment by Stingray on Rationality Quotes Thread August 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/JzKtt3KeWPmPXPncT/rationality-quotes-thread-august-2015#TfMvhNJsnjR9tTnej <p>Would you call a cutter a violent person? You wouldn't.</p> stingray TfMvhNJsnjR9tTnej 2015-08-22T17:03:04.548Z Comment by Stingray on Yvain's most important articles https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/AfbQiaHCuxNysgXeX/yvain-s-most-important-articles#ofsxx2jsgQDP2d4eH <p>I think that if someone who is completely unfamiliar with Yvain's writings saw your post, she/he would likely be scared of a wall of links. If you want your list to be useful, you should provide a recommended reading order for new readers. I've upvoted you, but at the moment the list is ordered randomly. </p> stingray ofsxx2jsgQDP2d4eH 2015-08-16T10:20:08.253Z Comment by Stingray on Yvain's most important articles https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/AfbQiaHCuxNysgXeX/yvain-s-most-important-articles#nCo9rj2RmwMjN2BQu <p>What criteria have you used to decide which posts are the most important?</p> stingray nCo9rj2RmwMjN2BQu 2015-08-16T09:22:42.090Z Comment by Stingray on Stupid Questions August 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/rmc48vEkXWpHppwXQ/stupid-questions-august-2015#rKmFsuvWBeeqg5LQW <p>Is it possible to tame an octopus? Could humanity over several generations tame octopuses and breed them into work animals?</p> stingray rKmFsuvWBeeqg5LQW 2015-08-02T20:24:56.820Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jul. 27 - Aug 02, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/TMrTxh7bz9aWp72T8/open-thread-jul-27-aug-02-2015#zE5scKdLH7cRnay3P <p>Hacker News has higher concentration of entrepreneurs than Reddit.</p> stingray zE5scKdLH7cRnay3P 2015-07-30T18:45:27.661Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jul. 27 - Aug 02, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/TMrTxh7bz9aWp72T8/open-thread-jul-27-aug-02-2015#W4f9Ef76mPCTpKcGx <p>Has anyone already tried Windows 10? What are your impressions?</p> stingray W4f9Ef76mPCTpKcGx 2015-07-30T16:26:52.180Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jul. 27 - Aug 02, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/TMrTxh7bz9aWp72T8/open-thread-jul-27-aug-02-2015#t3fAcadzX7dz4zFjA <blockquote> <p>Acknowledges that in a group context, actions have a utility in of themselves (signalling) separate from the utility of the resulting scenarios.</p> </blockquote> <p>Why do people even signal anything? To get something for themselves from others. Why would signaling be outside the scope of consequentialism.</p> stingray t3fAcadzX7dz4zFjA 2015-07-27T18:57:54.615Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jul. 27 - Aug 02, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/TMrTxh7bz9aWp72T8/open-thread-jul-27-aug-02-2015#AdzXNgR2Q6mwj6qcN <p>Is there any scientific backing for ASMR? </p> stingray AdzXNgR2Q6mwj6qcN 2015-07-27T09:16:57.427Z Comment by Stingray on An example demonstrating how to deduce Bayes' Theorem https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/TYtvqjd8YvcWwYATA/an-example-demonstrating-how-to-deduce-bayes-theorem#qMNT2GEwzDyEZSAaw <p>Or you can use Venn diagram</p> stingray qMNT2GEwzDyEZSAaw 2015-07-24T09:52:10.419Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jul. 20 - Jul. 26, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/kC2Hgtbvn23gCi5sS/open-thread-jul-20-jul-26-2015#gKsrPwSALoJ4eo8dT <p>Keenly waiting for your posts!</p> stingray gKsrPwSALoJ4eo8dT 2015-07-21T15:35:41.826Z Comment by Stingray on Should you write longer comments? (Statistical analysis of the relationship between comment length and ratings) https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/TvzLu37EqJvG4zuSQ/should-you-write-longer-comments-statistical-analysis-of-the#jNMvzAj6YSpkP9cqH <p>I don't disagree :) </p> stingray jNMvzAj6YSpkP9cqH 2015-07-21T15:22:10.733Z Comment by Stingray on List of Fully General Counterarguments https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/XAL6QRkiwCZBxJwMv/list-of-fully-general-counterarguments#rAQY9YSntvDMaQLwT <p>My opponent must be secretly a shill, no wonder my arguments failed to sway his opinion. And I have no obligation to waste my time listening to shills and arguing with them.</p> stingray rAQY9YSntvDMaQLwT 2015-07-21T11:04:01.521Z Comment by Stingray on Should you write longer comments? (Statistical analysis of the relationship between comment length and ratings) https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/TvzLu37EqJvG4zuSQ/should-you-write-longer-comments-statistical-analysis-of-the#TA3Hpfu7xTsgEc2zH <p>Admit it, this whole post is a secret ploy to get more people to register to Omnilibrium :)</p> stingray TA3Hpfu7xTsgEc2zH 2015-07-20T23:06:25.962Z Comment by Stingray on Bragging Thread July 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/jR9yqmyunFcoc3g3n/bragging-thread-july-2015#ie9fxiAem4hXb3kRe <blockquote> <p>Remember, however, that this isn't any kind of progress thread. Nor is it any kind of proposal thread. This thread is solely for people to talk about the awesome things they have done. Not &quot;will do&quot;. Not &quot;are working on&quot;. Have already done. </p> </blockquote> stingray ie9fxiAem4hXb3kRe 2015-07-17T09:59:15.800Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jul. 13 - Jul. 19, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/A8SECQMgKsyyvhhLs/open-thread-jul-13-jul-19-2015#Mp3cyc2bXEprqpjgx <blockquote> <p>Incest is probably only slightly less despised than pedophilia</p> </blockquote> <p>Not true at all. Nobody takes up a pitchfork when they hear about incest.</p> stingray Mp3cyc2bXEprqpjgx 2015-07-16T11:36:14.472Z Comment by Stingray on Bragging Thread July 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/jR9yqmyunFcoc3g3n/bragging-thread-july-2015#A2rEwmdgRHj8Koj6u <p><a href="http://lesswrong.com/lw/mf0/monthly_bragging_thread_july_2015/">http://lesswrong.com/lw/mf0/monthly_bragging_thread_july_2015/</a></p> stingray A2rEwmdgRHj8Koj6u 2015-07-14T12:39:55.093Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jul. 13 - Jul. 19, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/A8SECQMgKsyyvhhLs/open-thread-jul-13-jul-19-2015#qD2oFzahEzQWHAkDZ <p>You talk about boys as if ugly duckling type fantasies weren't popular among shy schoolgirls as well. Why wouldn't you want to be approached by the kind of people who didn't like you before? It feels good to be validated</p> stingray qD2oFzahEzQWHAkDZ 2015-07-13T13:19:25.644Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jul. 13 - Jul. 19, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/A8SECQMgKsyyvhhLs/open-thread-jul-13-jul-19-2015#ab9NTpWCRnKxyagor <p>LessWrong offshoot for political discussion.</p> stingray ab9NTpWCRnKxyagor 2015-07-13T12:12:28.527Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jul. 6 - Jul. 12, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/QszFXHjvWHa4QhLaa/open-thread-jul-6-jul-12-2015#LHvEn3gqsRNHBD8KF <p><a href="http://pastebin.com">Pastebin?</a></p> stingray LHvEn3gqsRNHBD8KF 2015-07-12T15:50:35.299Z Comment by Stingray on Stupid Questions July 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/7TQEoJG3PMh7nCjLs/stupid-questions-july-2015#oWkzM52ZpRALkhtrn <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Manning">Chelsea/Bradley Manning</a></p> stingray oWkzM52ZpRALkhtrn 2015-07-07T20:22:33.489Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jul. 6 - Jul. 12, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/QszFXHjvWHa4QhLaa/open-thread-jul-6-jul-12-2015#BuN5SC6MpeCC8rBsD <p>What's next for Greece and the rest of EU? What are your predictions?</p> stingray BuN5SC6MpeCC8rBsD 2015-07-06T15:00:50.087Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jul. 6 - Jul. 12, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/QszFXHjvWHa4QhLaa/open-thread-jul-6-jul-12-2015#XZFvQ86t3GeofAfrJ <p>If you are interested in something specific, search by topic, not by user. </p> stingray XZFvQ86t3GeofAfrJ 2015-07-06T13:04:40.645Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jun. 29 - Jul. 5, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/YHiL2ceK9qqAgmE3W/open-thread-jun-29-jul-5-2015#TuyaCuxAuFamv2fBt <p>What are your predictions concerning Greece debt crisis?</p> stingray TuyaCuxAuFamv2fBt 2015-07-03T16:35:14.221Z Comment by Stingray on Open Thread, Jun. 29 - Jul. 5, 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/YHiL2ceK9qqAgmE3W/open-thread-jun-29-jul-5-2015#8TJSdXP9Z39ZbheZh <p>Youtube ads are very annoying. If someone's first acquaintance with existential risk was through youtube ads, he would get a very bad first impression. </p> stingray 8TJSdXP9Z39ZbheZh 2015-07-03T09:32:20.066Z Comment by Stingray on Rationality Quotes Thread July 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/BAWgaZJh2ifKYKHHz/rationality-quotes-thread-july-2015#F6b4TAG9nue5MNhvv <p>But can it always be better?</p> stingray F6b4TAG9nue5MNhvv 2015-07-03T09:15:14.711Z Comment by Stingray on Rationality Quotes Thread July 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/BAWgaZJh2ifKYKHHz/rationality-quotes-thread-july-2015#AXovqM9XEGwuvXrwF <p>Dammit. This quote makes me feel even more of a pawn in the grand scheme of things. </p> stingray AXovqM9XEGwuvXrwF 2015-07-03T09:13:31.625Z Comment by Stingray on Rationality Quotes Thread July 2015 https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/BAWgaZJh2ifKYKHHz/rationality-quotes-thread-july-2015#JnJ75bHQkN297e53Z <p>Sounds similar to paradox of voting.</p> stingray JnJ75bHQkN297e53Z 2015-07-03T09:06:30.227Z