Comment by tut on LW 2.0 Open Beta Live · 2017-09-21T18:28:28.942Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Firefox 55.0.2 32 bit, on Linux Mint KDE. No relevant add ons (adblock thing, EFF badger thing, greasemonkey but not with any scripts that should load for this page, pop up blocker thing).

Comment by tut on LW 2.0 Open Beta Live · 2017-09-21T17:37:31.562Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

I don't know. What it looks like on my end is that scrolling takes time. It is as though my browser has to do some shit to figure out what the text is, instead of just displaying it like on a normal page.

So I read a line, hit down arrow, nothing happens, I start reading the next line etc. After a while the page starts jumping around like it's doing all the down arrows at irregular intervals. Ok, that's annoying, so I stop hitting down arrow and instead read the 1-2 paragraphs that are on the top of the screen, then hit page down. Nothing happens, hit page down again etc. So I scroll back up to where I was, hitting page up once at a time and waiting for the page to scroll like it's twenty years ago and I just downloaded a large picture. Then I read the part of the text that I can see, hit page down again, sit and wait until it reacts, notice that I don't understand what I'm reading, notice that that's because I skipped a paragraph because it was behind the hoverboard, hit page up to find where I was and then try to scroll down part of a screen using the scrollbar. Nothing happens. I wait a while. The text starts to jump around again, because getting no feedback I scrolled a long way. Then I gave up.

I don't remember what the article was about, I didn't actually get to the meat of it. On most sites I would have given up and forgotten it ever existed after the first time that page down didn't work instantly.

Comment by tut on LW 2.0 Open Beta Live · 2017-09-21T16:24:08.166Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

:-(

I do not have the patience to read anything on that site. Or alternatively, my computer is too old and my screen too low res. But I am not sufficiently committed to LW to buy new hardware just to maybe be able to see it. Is there any possibility that the old site might remain up, maybe as some kind of accessibility thing for people who can't use the new one?

Comment by tut on 20000 UC Berkeley lectures that were deleted from Youtube · 2017-09-04T16:03:41.930Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

You tried to access the address https://lbry.io/news/20000-illegal-college-lectures-rescued, which is currently unavailable. Please make sure that the web address (URL) is correctly spelled and punctuated, then try reloading the page.

Edit: So that's weird. The above is what I got in Opera. But in Firefox I get a page that says (among many other things) that lbry isn't available to the public

Comment by tut on 20000 UC Berkeley lectures that were deleted from Youtube · 2017-09-04T10:26:24.909Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The link is 404 enabled. Or at least it was the two times I clicked on it.

Comment by tut on 20000 UC Berkeley lectures that were deleted from Youtube · 2017-09-02T13:56:31.303Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Apparently it didn't last

Comment by tut on Open thread, June 26 - July 2, 2017 · 2017-06-28T08:24:08.085Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Whereas I would take it at 50/50. Scope insensitivity looks to me like it would hit both sides (both are all humanity forever), and so it is not clear which side it favors.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Mar. 20 - Mar. 26, 2017 · 2017-03-29T11:51:26.138Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

What? 2 sigma means 2.5% at each end.

Comment by tut on Open Thread, Feb. 27 - March 5, 2017 · 2017-02-27T15:51:52.644Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

A simpler algorithm runs faster. Since these things occasionally get used for practical things that might matter. Then some people have an aesthetic preference for simpler models, maybe related to having learned Occam's razor too early.

Comment by tut on How often do you check this forum? · 2017-01-31T17:21:03.077Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I have it in my RSS reader. I read almost everything, but often more than a week after it's posted when I happen to want something to read. I vote more often than I comment, but not nearly a quarter of everything.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Jan. 23 - Jan. 29, 2017 · 2017-01-24T22:00:33.341Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Has the password changed on the username2 account?

Comment by tut on Stupid Questions December 2016 · 2016-12-30T11:42:42.889Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I don't think there's any standardization. People just make it up as they go. Scott often uses the phrase epistemic status at slatestarcodex, I think that's where it come from.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Dec. 12 - Dec. 18, 2016 · 2016-12-15T17:18:05.314Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

By using the anon account you choose not to connect your own account to this comment. So the usual reason to upvote presumably doesn't apply. But if the common account gets a lot of karma somebody will use it for mass downvoting.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Nov. 14 - Nov. 20, 2016 · 2016-11-21T12:23:15.643Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

It's just a pun. Islam = SLM = salaam = peace. But yes, people do argue about it as though it was a real claim about the nature of Islam.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Oct. 17 - Oct. 23, 2016 · 2016-10-19T11:18:50.424Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I seem to have the same thing

Comment by tut on Open Thread, Aug 29. - Sept 5. 2016 · 2016-09-03T07:45:37.593Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

'In poorer countries the consumer goods are targeted to that class of poor people so making difference in inequality in places like Australia is more important than in poor countries because they are deprived of a supply of goods because the consumer culture is targeted towards the wealthier middle class.'

If that's your real reason, perhaps the best way to help poor Australians is to import stuff from Africa so that they get that supply of suitable goods. Or better yet invite some Kenyans to teach them how to make things themselves.

Comment by tut on Now is the time to eliminate mosquitoes · 2016-08-08T06:03:26.919Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

There are mosquito populations that you shouldn't try to exterminate, because they are important to their ecosystem. If you get rid of them a bunch of birds have no food and so they are gone too etc. But they are up here in the arctic. Getting rid of all the tropical mosquitoes is good for everyone and does not have any great effects on any ecosystem. Everyone that eats mosquitoes there also has other insects that they prefer to eat.

Comment by tut on Open thread, June 20 - June 26, 2016 · 2016-07-28T10:51:00.097Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I think it is about the don't break the streak thing. Suppose that you decide to run every day, and you do it in the morning every day from Sunday to Thursday, then sleep in and don't have time for it on Friday. Now on Saturday you can either advance the day before your run and have a one day streak, or you can run twice, once before and once after advancing the day and have a seven day streak.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Jul. 18 - Jul. 24, 2016 · 2016-07-19T15:38:59.684Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Many serious accidents are single car crashes (more than half here). And a lot of collisions that aren't officially your fault you can still avoid if you pay attention.

Comment by tut on Open Thread June 6 - June 12, 2016 · 2016-06-09T16:17:47.473Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Compared to not having a job presumably. But you raise a good point. It might be easier to find relevant studies by looking for research on the effects of unemployment or retirement.

Comment by tut on Open Thread May 30 - June 5, 2016 · 2016-05-31T18:53:05.647Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Your siblings is not a reproductively isolated population (hopefully=)). The relevant question is if the helpers are more or less fit relative to the population as a whole. So in your example, where the helpers give up something and get back less, the gene goes extinct.

But start instead of just zero-sum redistribution with something like that trust game where you send money through a slot and whatever amount you send the other guy gets triple. But it's multiplayer and simultaneous. So the helpers give up some amount, let's say x each and every family member gets three times what the average participant gave up. If half of the family members are helpers then everyone gets 3x/2. Which is more than x, so now the gene gives a fitness advantage.

Comment by tut on May Outreach Thread · 2016-05-07T17:41:44.709Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Means and ends. LW was the means of "spreading his ideas" as you put it. Whereas Gleb is promoting the idea that we should do outreach for LW. LW as the end.

Comment by tut on May Outreach Thread · 2016-05-07T07:28:29.879Z · score: 10 (14 votes) · LW · GW

Ok, this is something I have been thinking every time I see an Outreach Thread, and now I can't resist asking it:

When did LW become a proselytizing community?

And are we sure that it is a good idea to do a lot of outreach when the majority of discussion on the site is about why LW sucks?

Comment by tut on Open Thread May 2 - May 8, 2016 · 2016-05-07T07:14:48.544Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

And they left because they were done with their respective projects, and maybe because of negative comments.

Eliezer had said the things he was planning to say with the sequences and had found new research fellows to start working on AI again.

Yvain was a sock puppet that Scott used on a role playing forum he was active on and did some LW posts as backstopping. Then he continued posting here for a while but writing without politics and not under his own name felt too much like hard work. Now his entire blog is pseudonymous because writing about politics under your own name is not such a good idea, but it is still all about political conversations rather than the sciency stuff he did as Yvain.

But it was not about Eugine or downvotes because they always got much more upvotes than downvotes on damn near every comment and every post.

Comment by tut on Open Thread April 25 - May 1, 2016 · 2016-04-28T16:51:25.700Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Yes. He uses sockpuppets for voting, so presumably he uses them for upvoting himself as well. But most comments of his that I have seen I would expect to have positive (1 or 2) karma from anyone else as well, and if his comments were sufficiently horrible people would downvote him enough to overwhelm any amount of sockpuppets.

Comment by tut on Open Thread April 25 - May 1, 2016 · 2016-04-27T19:11:26.652Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

He makes a bunch of comments that are good enough to get positive karma, though rarely stellar. Mostly semipolitical quotes in the quotes thread.

Comment by tut on Open Thread April 11 - April 17, 2016 · 2016-04-15T08:46:22.396Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Beyond caste might be misleading. You can always become casteless, but that is worse than being the lowest caste.

Comment by tut on Lesswrong 2016 Survey · 2016-03-27T16:36:48.657Z · score: 36 (36 votes) · LW · GW

Me too.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Feb. 01 - Feb. 07, 2016 · 2016-02-07T08:57:52.078Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

If there was anything useful the banker could get for $5 then he would buy it himself. The argument for giving to the poorest people is not that they are the most deserving, or even that they are suffering the most, but rather that they are the cheapest to help.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Feb. 01 - Feb. 07, 2016 · 2016-02-06T11:52:14.732Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Would you mind summarizing the point. Because I don't get it.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Jan. 25 - Jan. 31, 2016 · 2016-01-27T17:48:37.471Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Or because it's the place closest to San Francisco where gambling was legal.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Jan. 18 - Jan. 24, 2016 · 2016-01-24T19:43:38.598Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Presumably people read your old comments and upvote them.

Comment by tut on Open Thread, January 4-10, 2016 · 2016-01-10T17:27:57.580Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

They get positive expected real interest from loans they give, but pay negative real interest on deposits they receive.

Comment by tut on Stupid Questions, 2nd half of December · 2016-01-09T18:58:17.405Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Taboo 'care'. They did kill people just for looking Chinese.

Comment by tut on Open Thread, January 4-10, 2016 · 2016-01-08T18:00:08.126Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

... or whatever is their more civilized equivalent in USA

I think the generalized concept is 'politicians'. And yeah, that sounds likely. But I would say that it is a problem that the ones who make the rules and the ones who explain to everyone else what's what all live in an environment where earning something honestly is weird is a problem. That there are some who are not in such a bubble is not the problem.

Comment by tut on Stupid Questions, 2nd half of December · 2016-01-07T15:02:36.963Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

That's a matter of perspective/values. I agree with Christian on this one.

Comment by tut on Open Thread, January 4-10, 2016 · 2016-01-05T19:29:38.185Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

What is your credence that the google of five years in the future won't find things written under pseudonyms when you search for the author's real name? 10 years?

Comment by tut on Open Thread, January 4-10, 2016 · 2016-01-05T15:00:58.345Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I think it would be counted as whichever way was used by whoever you got the inheritance from.

Comment by tut on Crazy Ideas Thread, Aug. 2015 · 2015-12-18T20:01:34.113Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I use dl. I have one of the most popular Swedish cook books, and it consistently gives volumes of flour, baking soda etc.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Nov. 23 - Nov. 29, 2015 · 2015-11-30T15:24:19.599Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Here is a map with London and Istanbul on it. In between them are many countries with at least six majority languages (and that's a low count, where some people would lynch me for saying that their language is the same as the one their neighbor speaks). Los Angeles and Tijuana on the other hand are two cities right by a border, and the only languages commonly spoken between them is English, the language of the USA, and Spanish, the language of Mexico.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Nov. 09 - Nov. 15, 2015 · 2015-11-19T19:39:23.498Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I don't think that he wanted to be castrated for the sake of other people, but for his own sake. Maybe the "urges" are distracting and useless. I sympathize, but castration has too big side effects for me to use it.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Nov. 16 - Nov. 22, 2015 · 2015-11-19T19:29:45.738Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I would like to combine your two suggestions like so: Posts in discussion still earn 1 karma per vote. But as soon as a post gets at least five or so points it transfers to promoted. And then you get 10 karma per vote the post receives after getting promoted.

Posts in promoted are visible to people reading discussion, but readers can choose to see only promoted posts.

That way you have a smaller downside risk (if your post is received poorly you only lose one karma per downvote), but you can still get more karma if you write a substantial post that people like.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Nov. 16 - Nov. 22, 2015 · 2015-11-19T19:24:01.459Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

... Here is how ...

Is this similar to r/rationalistdiaspora?

Comment by tut on Rationality Quotes Thread November 2015 · 2015-11-19T16:59:00.616Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Is acupuncture on the list? Meditation? I see chakras, but you can have all the useful parts of meditation without chakras.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Nov. 09 - Nov. 15, 2015 · 2015-11-15T14:31:39.214Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Systematic reviews don't exist for: ... borderline personality disorder ...

I thought that got Dialectic Behavior Therapy.

Also, the shyness treatment article has been withdrawn. They intended to make one but didn't find any good sources.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Nov. 09 - Nov. 15, 2015 · 2015-11-09T09:08:23.150Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

It tastes very good. It is a little bit runny and turns brown after a while. Lots of people make their own jam this way. Except that they use a large pot rather than a frying pan. If you have berries I recommend that you try it. However, it is more expensive than the factory jam.

Comment by tut on Crazy Global Warming Solution Ideas · 2015-10-26T09:13:21.353Z · score: 4 (6 votes) · LW · GW

"Powerwall" is just a big battery. It might help compensate for the irregularities of solar and wind power. But it only makes sense to use batteries for that after we have moved to much more renewables. It is much more efficient to store the power in the water magazines of existing hydro plants.

Comment by tut on Open thread, Oct. 12 - Oct. 18, 2015 · 2015-10-16T16:50:44.357Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I believe that there is an editor called lyx that lets you do this.

Comment by tut on Instrumental Rationality Questions Thread · 2015-10-09T07:26:27.924Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The thing about filing is not that your nails are too long. For some people the trigger for biting their nails is that they notice a piece of a nail sticking up far enough to be bitten. If they file the nails as short as they bite them, but completely even, then that trigger never happens, so they stop biting their nails.

Pretty much substitute filing for biting, because that looks nicer and is easier to modulate into something that does make sense.

Comment by tut on Instrumental Rationality Questions Thread · 2015-10-08T15:53:51.976Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Does it help if you just cut and file your nails really short?

Have you tried using nail polish instead of hot sauce?

Open Thread for January 8 - 16 2014

2014-01-08T12:14:41.780Z · score: 5 (6 votes)