Random LW-parodying Statement Generator

by Armok_GoB1 min read11th Sep 2012222 comments

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So, I were looking at this, and then suddenly this thing happened.

EDIT:

New version! I updated the link above to it as well. Added LOADS and LOADS of new content, although I'm not entirely sure if it's actually more fun (my guess is there's more total fun due to varity, but that it's more diluted).

I ended up working on this basically the entire day to day, and implemented practically all my ideas I have so far, except for some grammar issues that'd require disproportionately much work. So unless there are loads of suggestions or my brain comes up with lots of new ideas over the next few days, this may be the last version in a while and I may call it beta and ask for spell-check. Still alpha as of writing this thou.

Since there were some close calls already, I'll restate this explicitly: I'd be easier for everyone if there weren't any forks for at least a few more days, even ones just for spell-checking. After that/I move this to beta feel more than free to do whatever you want.

Thanks to everyone who commented! ^_^

old Source, old version, latest source

Credits: http://lesswrong.com/lw/d2w/cards_against_rationality/ , http://lesswrong.com/lw/9ki/shit_rationalists_say/ , various people commenting on this article with suggestions, random people on the bay12 forums that helped me with the engine this is a descendent from ages ago.

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what is true is already so. Robin Hanson doesn't make it worse

OK, I'm impressed.

[-][anonymous]9y 11

I saw this comment in Top Comments before reading the top-level post, and I thought the quote was by a human (as a reply to someone who was offended by the homo hypocritus explanation of something).

6gwern9yI am shocked that (according to Wei Dai's page [http://www.ibiblio.org/weidai/lesswrong_user.php?u=gwern]), this is now my most popular comment ever (with the runnerup at 39 points [http://lesswrong.com/lw/9pk/rationality_quotes_february_2012/5t4u]). It's not that funny an insult of Robin, guys.

The upvotes are flowing freely in this thread, because we're all brimming with positive affect! Yay!

[-][anonymous]9y 11

I don't find it to be an insult of Robin at all. (And don't get me started about the scary things that page shows.)

7thomblake9yIs it even an insult of Robin?
2gwern9yI took it that way, although since it was machine-generated there's no 'intent' involved by the original speaker... Robin reminds me strongly of Hellman's quote about cynicism - being an unpleasant way of telling the truth.
2TGM9yAt the time of writing, it had more upvotes than the OP... surely that's not right?
2gwern9yWell, you know the old joke about the repairman: the $1 for the labor, $99 for know what to labor on!
0[anonymous]9yActually, it is.
8negamuhia9y
6mej109yThat isn't going to help me sleep at night.

A cult will kill you because you are made of a million dollars that it could use for something else.

That's actually not a terrible way to put it.

Absence of sex is evidence of the Least Convenient Possible World.

The thing knows its audience.

Well, it can already impersonate Will_Newsome, so passing the Turing test should not be that far off.

Also, some of the local big cheeses are allergic to the four-letter word starting with cu and ending with t, consider replacing.

everyone needs to stop being such a cunt about it.

You're certainly sounding curt today. How rude.

2RomeoStevens9yAnd here I thought I was the cunningest.
2[anonymous]9yYes, but silver is good too.

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing death and a box containing Quirrellmort.

One of the few cases where it's a good idea to open a box containing death.

universal death is the mind killer

sounds legit to me!

I made a non-typo'd version if anyone is interested. Here it is: http://joshua-david.net/php/cards_against_rationality.php.

If anyone wants the php source code that made it, that's here: http://joshua-david.net/php/cards_against_rationality.php.php.

Because I know LW is big on meta-anything, the source code for that source code can be found here: http://joshua-david.net/php/cards_against_rationality.php.php.php.

Some choice ones:

  • My karma score is the unit of caring.
  • That which can be destroyed by paperclips should be.
  • The coherent extrapolated volition of humanity includes a term for getting downvoted on Less Wrong.
  • Inside Eliezer Yudkowsky's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but Eliezer Yudkowsky.
  • What is true is already so. The chaos legion marching song doesn't make it worse.

tip: put ?n=5 at the end for 5 of them

Rule 34:

The coherent extrapolated volition of humanity includes a term for the set of all possible fetishes.

The latest hot fanfic: moldbuggery and the Methods of the Library of Babel's porn collection.

Make it stop, make it stop.

My model of you likes negging.

Nice neg.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include guessing the teacher's password.

9SilasBarta9y* Why haven't I signed up for a horcrux? * I'm signed up with Alcor, so Lukeprog's love life will be frozen when I die. * Reversed Quirrellmort is not deathism. * I am running on corrupted tit-for-tat. * If you're not getting the sequences, you're spending too many resources on unfriendly AI. * A ridiculously complicated zendo rule is what the Stanford prison experiment feels like from the inside. * Absence of the least convenient possible world is evidence of applause lights. * What is true is already so. negging doesn't make it worse.
8thescoundrel9yEliezer Yudkowsky is what acausal sex feels like from the inside. Inside Eliezer Yudkowsky's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but counterfactual hugging.
8Randaly9y"The thirteenth virtue of rationality is updating." "The thirteenth virtue of rationality is meta-contrarianism." "What is true is already so. negging doesn't make it worse." "Eliezer Yudkowsky doesn't have a chin; under his beard is Eliezer Yudkowsky." "Eliezer Yudkowsky updates the New York meetup group to fit his priors." "Sunk costs is highly correlated with two-boxing." (Could be valid- this actually sounds like an interesting topic for an experiment.) "If you're not getting my karma score, you're spending too many resources on getting downvoted on less wrong."
7Armok_GoB9yTo clarify, since I made the mistake and wrote out a long rant before noticing it and deleting said rant: This thing is not a different version of mine, but his own implementation that follows the original cords against rationality much more closely and in general has an entirely different philosophy than mine.
6faul_sname9yI actually like your implementation better, just because of the sheer complexity of the sentences it sometimes outputs (makes it sound more like LWers).
5Armok_GoB9yI'd better hope so, considering how much more complex my implementation is and how much more content I put into it.
8faul_sname9y...I am officially impressed (I just had a look at your code: it's considerably more complex, as well as allowing for recursion. You may not be the best at spelling, but you are quite impressive as a coder.)
4Armok_GoB9yThanks! ^_^
0AspiringRationalist9yundefined
2FiftyTwo9yThis needs to be written, or in fact any rationalist Rand crossover
2listic9ySometimes it returns an empty page.

I want to want akrasia.

Um...

7SilasBarta9yExpanded, that means, "I want to want to want to not want [to smoke]." (Replace bracketed term with any other akratic habit. Remember, akrasia is, loosely, when you want to not want to do something.) I'm still trying to unwind that. Belated happy birthday btw
6Giles9yShouldn't that be "I want to want to (want to smoke and want to not want to smoke)"?

The utility function of an upload of God is a god.

That is some sweet theology.

You are not the territory.

That is a really pithy rebuttal to solipsism. It's also what I would say to people if I were a solipsist.

The truth is the art of winning at the truth.

So Zen.

The truth is the mind killer.

So bloody Zen.

That which can be destroyed by you should be.

That's... that's a wee bit evil, isn't it?

Pinkie Pie is not a million dollars.

#trufax

"humanity would tile the universe with politics" is obviously false.

Not that obvious.

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing LessWrong and a box containing physics.

ouch.

[-][anonymous]9y 20

Hmmm it seems we now have the technology to build an automated LessWrong poster. Merely program the bot to comment in heavy traffic threads where it sure to be noticed then after a fixed amount of time delete any comments that get less than 1 karma.

Man and machine, wisdom extreme!

I hereby request that the technology be named The Automated Teacher's Password Guesser, because your comment about the higher frequency of such comments was the first thing I thought of when I saw this.

after a fixed amount of time delete any comments that get less than 1 karma.

Of course, it's practically a solved machine learning problem to also use those comments to learn what sorts of comments get downvoted and improve the bot.

If someone makes a really well-optimized version of Armok's bot that pays attention to key words in comments and replies somewhat intelligently, I'll give them the Will_Newsome LessWrong account to use for that purpose.

6Will_Newsome9yAlternatively I think a Will_Newsome bot that made lots of references to Leibniz and algorithmic information theory and decision theory concepts and then appealed to secret evidence would be pretty cool.

Alternatively I think a Will_Newsome bot that made lots of references to Leibniz and algorithmic information theory and decision theory concepts and then appealed to secret evidence would be pretty cool.

Awesome, that'll go great alongside the "Ban comments by Will Newsome" bot we provide Alicorn!

2TheOtherDave9yI am now reminded of M-x psychoanalyze-pinhead [http://everything2.com/title/M-x+psychoanalyze-pinhead].
4Will_Newsome9yYou're too conservative Konkvistador, I think I'd rather use these powers for chaos & destruction. Bwa, ha, ha.
4Karmakaiser9yI'm to the right of Konkvistador and I think this is a fully general argument contra Konkvistador.
4Multiheaded9yI'm to the left of him and I agree, but I have to note that in our age political large-C Conservatism and being small-c conservative in practice have basically nothing to do with each other.

I would say that this makes sense about as often as the grad students in my philosophy department make sense, with only a few more spelling mistakes.

I'm an aspiring god

""utility is isomorpic to a matrochika brain" is obviusly false" is obviusly false if and only if In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing the truth and a box containing counterfactual politics

I think this is actually true.

I can handle humanity, because I am already enduring it.

[-][anonymous]9y 19

"The coherent extrapolated volition of Eliezer Yudowsky is the mind-killer."

Well crap.

Physics is a paperclip maximizer.

Uh-oh.

Btw, the spelling errors were really bothering me, so I opened the JS and corrected it all. (I'd post it here, but it says "comment too long" and would probably do the same for a PM.)

Edit: I put it on pastebin for 24 hours. Thanks Vladimir_Nesov!

9Vladimir_Nesov9yYou could just use pastebin [http://pastebin.com/].
1Armok_GoB9yAUGH! I explicitly said in the OP NOT to do this. I'll be adding more and redoing this and in general it's just a lot of wasted effort that will have to be redone!
4SilasBarta9ySorry, I figured I had finished it soon enough that you could incorporate the spelling corrections before making more modifications. This looks like a job for ... Version Control! ~cheesy superhero music~
0Armok_GoB9yThe site I'm using, JSbin, sort of has Version Control built in. But you didn't use that... Anyway, trying to copy the fixes like that from one version to another is probably more job then just redoing it from scratch. Less obviously, spellchecking new stuff added on top chaotically probably is more work than just doing it over as well. Hence, waiting until it's out of alpha before handling it. Once I want help with the spelling I'll probably post instructions on how to do it in a way that won't interfere with other stuff.
2SilasBarta9yAnd I also did it for my personal benefit (while using the generator on my computer), even if it would have no impact on future revs. So there. :-P j/k
0[anonymous]9yYou can link to your edit by copying the URL and removing the /edit portion, right?
[-][anonymous]9y 18

"Why did my meta-contrarianism get downvoted?"

"I'm an aspiring Eliezer Yudkowsky."

"You make a compelling argument for guessing the teacher's password."

"We have encountered aliens who communicate through the obvious schelling point."

"You can't fit a sheep into a Lukeprog's love life."

"The thirteenth virtue of rationality is my karma score."

"You have no idea how big the set of all possible fetishes is."

"An improperly-programmed AI might tile the universe with the Stanford prison experiment."

"Instrumental rationality is the art of winning at nootropics."

"The obvious schelling point is highly correlated with the least convenient possible world."

"You have no idea how big moldbuggery is. "

"The latest hot fanfic: updating and the Methods of meta-contrarianism."

"What is true is already so. negging doesn't make it worse."

Arguably better than the average LessWrong poster.

0Will_Newsome9ySignificantly better—the occasional recursion makes it way more reflective than the average poster.

What is true is already so. Torture doesn't make it worse.

New pick-up line:

You are vulnerable to timeless sex.

A Kool-aidey pair:

Less Wrong is not a cult as long as our meetups don't include a death maximizer.

The forty-sixth virtue of rationality is "Always obey the guiding influence of a death maximizer".

This one's for Clippy:

Eliezer Yudkowsky is an aspiring paperclip maximizer.

What ethical injuctions are for:

Any rationalist will kill you because you are made of Friendly Artificial Intelligence that it could use for something else.

Getting rid of groupies:

The tenth virtue of rationality is "Let me not become attached to Eliezer Yudowsky I may not want"

Too late:

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include Pinkie Pie.

Cards against rationality is what the least convenient possible world feels like from the inside.

Aaaand this is as meta as it could be... is it?

1Armok_GoB9yWhere did you get this from? the generator doesn't have any of those in it yet.
3Cthulhoo9yI got it from faul_sname's version and apparently made the mistake to comment to the main thread instead of his post, sorry for the confusion.
0Karmakaiser9yNo. Meta has a infinite regress or you just aren't meta enough about it.
0fubarobfusco9yIf you aren't getting an infinite regress, you're spending too many resources on meta.

The outside view is what the Bayesian Conspiracy feels like from the inside.

Less Wrong is not a/an agent so long as our meetups don't include any optemization proccess!

That's an actual useful truth we ought to keep in mind. Huh.

that which can be destroyed by the utility function of humanity should be

Almost true by definition?

Omega updates the truth to fit its priors.

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing the truth and a box containing decision theory.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include humanity.

[-][anonymous]9y 11

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8RomeoStevens9yCounterfactual Sex is a great band name.

As well as a much-loved pastime.

Less Wrong is not a cult, so long as our meetups don't include a Matrioshka brain.

I'm an aspiring human

"politics is isomorpic to politics" is obviusly false

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing sex and a box containing the coherent extrapolated volition of Pinkie Pie

5falenas1089yMy first result: "I'm an aspiring rationalist." I was confused as to why this was funny, until I hit generate again and got "the choherent extrapolated volition of LessWrong is the mind-killer if and only if torture is truly part of Pinkie Pie." Edit: Followed by "The truth is isomorphic to sex."
2NancyLebovitz9yIs "choherent" a spelling error or an injoke?
4Rubix9ySpelling error.
4Dolores19849y

Quirrelmort is vulnerable to acausal sex

The twenty fourth virtue of rationality is "avoid a sex maxemizer at any cost"

6SilasBarta9yTrue, that.
0Dolores19849yThis thing talks truth.
4FiftyTwo9y
8Dolores19849y
2Dolores19849y"The Bayesian Conspiracy updates the truth to better fit its priors."
4FiftyTwo9yThat one almost sounds like ti means something...
0[anonymous]9yA/an upload of Ben Goertzel would tile the universe with sex.

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing a/an economics expert and a box containing rationality.

Hanson, or Yudkowsky? Tough choice.

The forty twoth virtue of rationality is "Let me not become attached to sex I may not want"

I am running on corrupted the set of all possible fetishes.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include Unfriendly God.

Wow.

Edit: and this counterexample, immediately after.

politics is isomorpic to physics

Edit #2: Aargh.

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing timeless torture and a box containing torture

The thirty eigthth virtue of rationality is "always obey the guiding inluence of Robin Hanson"

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include God.

Death is the art of winning at the utility function of a cult

Quirrelmort will kill you because you are made of death that it could use for something else.

That which can be destroyed by awesome stupidity should be.

I think I can maybe get behind this.

Unfriendly Ben Goertzel is vulnerable to Unfriendly Luke Muelhauser.

Place your bets ladies and gentlemen.

6gwern9yDoes the UBG still believe in psi, and does the ULM get some sort of modafinil-equivalent for uploads? If so, I know how I'm betting.

They/them says "caring is the art of winning at infanticide".

That's slightly disturbing.

The coherent extrapolated volition of the Bayesian Conspiracy is not the set of all possible fetishes.

No? Damn.

Inside Pinkie Pie's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but an argument abaut the world of My little babyeater: Friendship is stupidity.

I don't know if I want to read that argument or not.

The Least Convenient Possible World is truly part of the New York meetup group.

The Bayesian Conspiracy is vulnerable to immortality.

Best vulnerability ever.

I'm very impressed with the high proportion of results that turn out to be funny. I'm not sure whether this says something about your skill at programming the generater, about LW, or both.

9Armok_GoB9yThink it mainly says something about the nature of humour and human language actually. Or possibly my skill at coming up with the phrase templates- The actual logic is just iterated find-replace, and I've used the same engine earlier on a widely different subject with similar results.

My first one:

Robin Hanson is the Mind-Killer

Sounds like a "Chuck Norris Fact".

The thirty-fourth virtue of rationality is avoid sex at all costs.

Dammit, Spock.

sex is truly part of any rationalist

But you just said...

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't involve a cult.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include a sex maximizer.

The forty twoth virtue of rationality is "avoid universal rationality at any cost"

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing rationality and a box containing truth.

Humanity is the art of winning at torture.

Okay. I'm done here.

That which can be destroyed by Robin Hanson should be

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include you

There's a Javascript library by Andrew Plotkin for this sort of thing that handles 'a/an' and capitalization and leaves your code less repetitive, etc.

0Armok_GoB9yWeird, I just found this random helpful post, marked as down-voted by me and with a strong aversion attached. Fixed the vote, but can't figure out if the aversion is a bug or a feature.

I love it!

I wanna be the Society for Rare Diseases in Cute Puppies!.

I'm an aspiring babyeater.

The latest hot fanfic: Aubrey de Grey and the Methods of universal sex.

That which can be destroyed by awesome warm fuzzies should be.

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing timeless hugging and a box containing fun.

5beoShaffer9yFixed it for you.

I estimate a sixty three percent probability that a/an babyeater would tile the universe with decision theory if and only if the set of all possible fetishes is isomorpic to the New York meetup group if and only if in the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing any improperly-programmed upload and a box containing the configuration space of all possible minds.

How long can they get?

4Armok_GoB9yin theory? infinite. Well, until your computer runs out of memory at least.

The map is truly part of you

Thanks for making this!

1Armok_GoB9yYou're welcome! ^_^

Why did my a horcrux get downvoted?

Take a wild guess.

1Armok_GoB9yHUH? I don't have either of those in there either. Something weird is going on.

It is FOOMing. Run for your lives.

2Normal_Anomaly9yI think mine is from one of the other generators posted in the comments.

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing the truth and a box containing physics.

Does this mean that there is no physics in the truth-box? That's an awesome box! I think I'm more excited about the box than what is inside it! Do I get to keep the box?

Weeee...

Physics is the art of winning at truth

9MrMind9yThis thing is Dark...

There are no decision theory experts.

In practice, true.

This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out: rationality is not the territory.

Amusing.

Replace humanity with paperclips.

Clippy.

Have you read My Little Horcrux: Friendship is Torture?

My second favorite one.

Timeless sex is highly correlated with Friendly Lukeprog.

I do not know Luke in any way, and that's not my orientation, but I lol'd.

Inside the Blind Idiot God Evolution's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but the truth.

I love this thing, we should include it as a site feature next to the comment button and compare user ratings on randomly generated posts to the rest.

0Armok_GoB9yI'm flattered! And if we did that, it'd be even better since I'd be putting more work into it.

Less Wrong is not a phyg so long as our meetups don't include God.

ok so far...

Less Wrong is not a phyg so long as our meetups don't include humanity.

uh oh...

Less Wrong is not a phyg so long as our meetups don't include LessWrong.

Well I guess we're screwed.

Nah, we just have to be careful to include a space in our meetups.

[-][anonymous]9y 7

"The map is not the territory."
"Robin Hanson is vulnerable to death."

a million dollars is the mind-killer

So, scope insensitivity?

"Sex is highly correlated with inferential gap."

"Wait, wait, shock level seven is turning into Omega's model of Harry Potter?"

"That which can be destroyed by the world of My little old master: Friendship is clopfic should be."

"The set of all possible fetishes is what timeless Edward Cullen feels like from the inside."

The twenty fourth virtue of rationality is "Relinquish the Way".

"what is true is already so. the statement that "a/an upload of Pinkie Pie will kill you because you are made of the utility function of the Society for Rare Diseases in Cute Puppies that it could use for something else." doesn't make it worse" is obviously false? Have a lot of caring!

hrm...

You make a compelling argument that a/an babyeater is the art of winning at infanticide.

I guess that one works.

The affective death spiral is isomorphic to this thread.

God will kill you because you are made of the choherent extrapolated volition of Friendly humanity that it could use for something else.

2[anonymous]9yIsn't that what Christians say happened to Jesus?
0NancyLebovitz9ySounds like an Olaf Stapledon fan.

As one of the creators of Cards Against Rationality, I have to say ... glad you all enjoy it enough to code it up. :)

"An improperly-programmed AI might tile the universe with rationalist clopfic."
"Affective death spirals will kill you because you are made of the Bayesian Conspiracy that it could use for something else."

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing politics and a box containing death

The twenty threeth virtue of rationality is "always obey the guiding inluence of Pinkie Pie"

politics is the art of winning at the utility function of God

The fifty fourth virtue of rationality is "avoid counterfactual truth at any cost"

"a sex maximizer is isomorpic to LessWrong" is obviusly false

that which can be destroyed by a million dollars should be

The forty twoth virtue of rationality is "always obey... (read more)

what is true is already so. a million dollars doesn't make it worse

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include LessWrong.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include any rationalist.

In an Iterated Prisoners' Dilemma, God beats a cult

that which can be destroyed by humanity should be if and only if acausal torture is the art of winning at rationality

timeless sex is the mind-killer

LessWrong updates the truth to fit its priors.

Them's fightin' words, Random Profound Deep Wisdom Generator!

2Armok_GoB6yThis thing is still alive?! :D I really should get working on that updated version sometime.

In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing the map and a box containing warm fuzzies.

Self-delusion or accurate beliefs? We all can empathize with this choice.

I'm an aspiring horcrux.

Given that I wrote this Orion's Arm idea as an exploration of one possible lifestyle involving multiple instantiations of a single individual... I find that I am well pleased.

0Armok_GoB9yI love everything you write. Also, I keep meaning to contact you by email but keeps forgetting.
0DataPacRat9yIn that case - conquer your akrasia and email me as soon as you read this. :) (If you don't have my contact info, it's easy enough to remember - I'm DataPacRat at DataPacRat dot com.)

LessWrong is not the territory.

[-][anonymous]9y 5

I think a/an upload of Harry Potter is going to solve metaethics.

Of course he is!

The map is the mind-killer

Seems Legit

You know what the New York meetup group say: one person's warm fuzzies is another person's rationality.

Happy to hear it!

I'm an aspiring rationalist

Is it bad that I almost instantly find a way to make sense of nearly all of these? For example:

This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out: a/an anthill is an aspiring ontologically basic mental entity.

Sounds like a reference to Hofstadter's musings on reductive versus holistic descriptions of reality in Godel, Escher, Bach, when he used an anthill as an example.

1Armok_GoB9yThat's actually where I got the idea of adding anthill from.
1Armok_GoB9yThanks! Will look through these!
2Armok_GoB9yD'awww, I love you to! ^_^ /me hugs
2[anonymous]9yCome on, guys, get a room. (SCNR)
0[anonymous]9yYou forgot to ask before hugging. *ducks*

Edit: Some more (some spelling corrections):

  • In an Iterated Prisoners' Dilemma, Pinkie Pie beats you
  • General Artificial Intelligence is an aspiring human
  • In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing Eliezer Yudowsky and a box containing the choherent extrapolated volition of Pinkie Pie
  • universal death is not decision theory
  • Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include you. (OUCH!)
  • (deleted it by accident, but something like) "The 25th virtue of rationality is avoid LessWrong at all co
... (read more)

Sex is isomorphic to Eliezer Yudkowsky

Nice.

That which can be destroyed by torture should be.

...I don't like this game anymore :(

0FiftyTwo9y

I'm an aspiring human

Hello, Data.

In the future, Eliezer Yudkowsky will be remembered for Pascal's Mugging.

The tenth virtue of rationality is "avoid Eliezer Yudowsky at any cost"

... ... ... ... it's onto him.

"Absence of the sanity waterline is evidence of improperly-programmed Aubrey de Grey."

Very nearly my thoughts exactly...

"This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out: the Least Convenient Possible World is isomorpic to quantum infanticide."

"Humanity is an aspiring matrochika brain."

"That which can be destroyed by a timeless upload of Pinkie Pie should be."

Oh my god this was even better

"In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing the world of My little babyeater: Friendship is infanticide and a box containing an Unfriendly upload of Robin Hanson."

7gwern8yI'll be honest, given Robin's apparent enchantment with em hell and how the 'poor also smile', I think I'm going to go with turning the world into My Little Babyeater: Friendship is Infanticide. Hey, lots of societies historically practiced infanticide and were decent enough places to live.... At least that would preserve most current human values.
-2CellBioGuy8y...

The singularity is highly correlated with an argument abaut awesome immortality. fair enough

Inside Harry Potter's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but the level five Tegmark multiverse.

Hmmm... makes sense...

Fire is not a/an ontologically basic mental entity.

Humanity is vulnerable to the territory.

Seems sensible enough.

A/an sheep-counting machine once said: "the configuration space of all possible minds is truly part of you.".

Nevermind.

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the choherent extrapolated volition of an upload of a cult is the art of winning at the utility function of LessWrong

Makes sense.

The art of winning at politics is counterfactual torture.

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Truth is the mind-killer.

I got

Death is the mind-killer.

Which made me go, "Well... yes."

" 'What is true is already so. The coherent extrapolated volition of God doesn't make it worse' is obviusly false if and only if timeless politics is isomorphic to truth if and only if the tenth virtue of rationality is 'Let me not become attached to the map I may not want' " is obviously false.

Well, it's true.

Also, This is way smarter than than the Deepak Chopra quote generator.

Probably should be in the Open thread instead but I like this thing

6Normal_Anomaly9yAlso it would take over the open thread.
1Pentashagon9yPerhaps it should be used to generate the front page of notalwayscompletelywrong.com

the territory is not the territory.

This is...what? I think my brain broke or else it went out to have a good laugh

1devas8y.....I swear this is the last output I am going to write down
0Armok_GoB8yNo, please continue, it's always great fun to see someone enjoying this!

Inside Ben Goertzel's pineal gland is not an immortal soul, but the sanity waterline.

A universal clopfic maximizer is the art of winning at fire.

I am going to waste a lot of time on this thing if I don't stop myself right now.

proceeds to stop

Here are some favorites I wanted to share. I think the simplest ones are best -- they have a real Zen quality to them!

That which can be destroyed by awesome hugging should be.

A/an human is vulnerable to causal hugging.

I am running on universal warm fuzzies.

A/an upload of Ben Goertzel would tile the universe with sex.

Friendship is highly correlated with Friendly you.

Humanity is the mind-killer.

The truth is highly correlated with I.

The map is highly correlated with hypotheses.

The territory is not the territory.

There are no rationalists.

2FiftyTwo9y
8DanArmak9yAzathoth created hugging, and made you like it.

Thanks for making this! It's motivated me to copy and play around with your code, which I haven't actually done with code before and which turns out to be insanely low hanging fruit for learning. (Which you already knew, but I didn't.)

0Armok_GoB9yYou're welcome! However, don't do that quite yet since I'm planing to do more stuff and it'd lead to a mess of forking and having to redo things over and over. Feel free, and even encouraged, to make suggestions thou! (except spelling ones, to many of those to be workable at this stage) Exception is if you're redoing most of the templates and adapting it to some other form of statements than deeply wise LessWrong ones. Feel free to do that kind of using the engine as much as you want. Strongly recommend using the JSbin Clone feature for that.
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Truth is truly a part of you.

Sounds deep, bro.

Physics is the mind-killer.

The twenty fiveth virtue of rationality is "Be faithless to humanity and betray it to the Way".

0Armok_GoB5yWow, people are still finding this occasionally. It fills me with Determination.

Instrumental stupidity is the art of winning at Pinkie Pie's utility function.

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The seventy fiveth virtue of rationality is "It is especially important to eat a/an upload of Eliezer Yudowsky's model of Lukeprog's coherent extrapolated volition and torture which impinges upon the New York meetup group".

Grammar is not a strange loop through subordinate clauses dammit. ><

0Armok_GoB8yWhy not? :D

The new one gets a lot more variety, but hits on clever stuff with a lower frequency. I ran it for a while and only got a few worth sharing:

  • Universal friendship is a/an hugging maxemizer.
  • Paperclips is truly part of a/an corrupted upload of Pinkie Pie.
0Armok_GoB9yYea, I got that feeling to. :(
2SilasBarta9yHave you updated it since? It seems to be getting a lot better! After I started recording good ones, I got: * You know what a/an improperly-programmed upload of Pinkie Pie say: one person's torture is another person's rationality. * Corrupted Pinkie Pie would tile the universe with hypotheses. * The twenty fiveth virtue of rationality is "Beware of the utility function of any improperly-programmed General Arteficial Intelegences". * Subjective physics is not rationality. * What are your priors on if a/an General Arteficial Intelegence once said: "look, just rejecting the sanity waterline and the planning fallacy doesn't make someone a/an Friendly upload of Eliezer Yudowsky."? * This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out: that which can be destroyed by a/an human should be. * Before Lukeprog goes to sleep, it scans it's computer for uploaded copies of a/an Unfriendly upload of Lukeprog. * This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out: corrupted Omega is vulnerable to acausal infanticide. (These are still at about the level of the results in my previous comment, but I got them a lot more frequently.)
0Armok_GoB9yNope. Either you're choosing from a larger sample this time or it's just luck.
2SilasBarta9yAnother awesome one: * you make a compelling argument that a/an Unfriendly upload of Omega would tile the universe with rationality if and only if a/an rationalist is an aspiring god

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include an upload of Quieralmort.

The singularity includes a term for physics.

Legal term?

From the new one:

Clopfic is what infanticide feels like from the inside.

Halt. Melt. Catch fire. Laugh.

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The configuration space of all possible minds is truly part of God's coherent extrapolated volition.

Whoa.

The Least Convenient Possible World includes a term for your love life.

Ouch.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include Unfriendly a cult.

I think a field type came in wrong here.

1Armok_GoB9yyea as I said I threw this together quickly, planing to do more today. The things starting with "a" is one of the things that need fixing.

LessWrong is not the territory

An important reminder.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include Pinkie Pie.

Huh....

I'm an aspiring paperclip maximizer

I'm an aspiring god

True.

except for some grammar issues that'd require disproportionately much work.

Please keep them, the incongruity of it all adds to the charm.

0Armok_GoB9y'kay.

Nice nice nice.

Less Wrong is not a cult so long as our meetups don't include Robin Hanson.

Poor Robin Hanson :P

He came to a DC meetup once.

So... crap.

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Some favorites I wanted to share. I think the simplest ones are best -- they have a real Zen master quality to them!

That which can be destroyed by awesome hugging should be.

A/an human is vulnerable to causal hugging.

I am running on universal warm fuzzies.

A/an upload of Ben Goertzel would tile the universe with sex.

Friendship is highly correlated with Friendly you.

Humanity is the mind-killer.

The truth is highly correlated with I.

The map is highly correlated with hypotheses.

The territory is not the territory.

There are no rationalists.

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that which can be destroyed by timeless decition theory should be

Found wisdom?

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  • In the new version of Newcomb's problem, you have to choose between a box containing quantum politics and a box containing Eliezer Yudowsky

  • I still aleve that In an Iterated Prisoners' Dilemma, Robin Hanson beats Eliezer Yudowsky

  • Unfriendly God is isomorpic to sex if and only if Pinkie Pie is isomorpic to humanity if and only if you are an aspiearing human

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