I don't like listening to Rogan, but I do like hearing him translated into rationalist-speak.
Huh, sort of strong +1 this. I do like listening to Rogan talk shit with friends, and I do like the way he brings ideas and knowledge out of interesting people, but I do not like him debating.
Yet Zvi made the debating eminently readable and both actually sounded sensible, which is a skill I do not have myself. If I'd written it then it would have been filled with the irritation I felt while listening to it. Zvi wrote it really well.
Four, he has uniquely powerful ideas about how to do project management well...
I am interested in this. Any suggestions for posts that focus on project management specifically?
Other examples of drugs that also seem to work for weight loss are GLP-1 agonists, which are relatively new and potentially promising.
I keep seeing references to 'long covid' by smart people, usually in the context of "we need to confirm what the effects are" but have never seen any real evidence from obscure or mainstream sources that it's something worth thinking about much. Surely if it were a real and important thing it would be identified and proven as such by now?
At this moment it strikes me as something that's probably either bullshit or a minor consideration until further evidence emerges to the contrary, but smart people continue to mention it. What am I missing?
I think it can be argued that in the West that practical achievement and directed pursuit probably is like this at a core level - humans are capable extraordinary effort if the conditions (and pressures) are right. Parenthood is one of the things that is still like everything used to be - pushed to the edge of human capability because there isn't another option. I think for many other modern pursuits a common failure mode is indulging in the eases and luxuries of modern existence - no such option with parenthood or language immersion.
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AFAIK the main effect from the PM's policy change seems to be around relaxing indemnity rules for GPs so that they could hand out AZ if they wanted to without getting sued by people who develop the blood clot disorder. Previously this was an issue due to the current ATAGI advice recommending against it.
I thought the PM's statement on this wasn't too crazy - the blood clot risks are objectively still very low and the ATAGI report contemplates the then near-zero covid in Aus as you note. I assume somebody in govt realised that at current and projected v... (read more)
Thanks for the article - very informative and exactly the kind of content I enjoy!
In 2017 Australia held a public survey on whether same-sex marriage should be allowed, the results of which were pledged informally to be enacted by the government. Public votes on specific issues are relatively rare in Australia, so the debate around the procedural merits of voting on this particular issue were quite active.
I recall the main arguments against conducting a survey were mostly procedural criticisms, that it is wastefully expensive to hold a postal survey when ... (read more)