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[Link] There is a war.

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Talents

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Oops Prize update

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Humans need places

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Kidneys, trade, sacredness, and space travel

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What strange and ancient things might we find beneath the ice?

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Cash transfers are not necessarily wealth transfers

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Nightmare of the Perfectly Principled

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Poets are intelligence assets

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> The ghettoization proposal… honestly, I think it was too absurd to me to even generate a coherent image, but if I try to force my imagination to produce one it’s pretty horrible. This is actually a huge part of what I was upset about, and it's really helpful to have you make that explicit: The ...(read more)

I agree and my objection doesn't rest on those grounds. Thanks for clarifying. Overall your last several comments did a lot to shift my perceptions towards the possibility of being heard, which has updated me towards a higher level of interpretive labor on my end being appropriate.

> suppose a neighborhood had a policy against loud noise unless you register a party. Only one party can be registered per night. Registration is first come first served. Tell me how this "no loudback" role changes anything?

That seems like a really weird policy for a neighborhood to have, given di...(read more)

The no-punchback rule is really the main thing for me, especially in conjunction the "it sure seems like you're playing" no-opt-out rule and the proposal that "we" ghettoize people who don't want to participate. If Duncan were _just_ saying people should get into friendly fights more often, I wouldn...(read more)

> The only thing that aligns it with the pogroms is the involvement of physical violence--and even then, I'd suspect most people would plot 'punch in the arm' closer to 'annoyingly loud music' than to 'mass murder' on the scale of harms.

A friend of mine recently suffered a concussion after being p...(read more)

I don't think "aboutness" is really a helpful concept here. Strategies might be implemented by minds that don't fully understand the strategy.

https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/um3FHuHfcHh98YYs9/duncan-sabien-in-defense-of-punch-bug#H4GqFySDrK8DqZwr4

I don't see what's asymmetric about the 'no punch back' rule at all

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Why would getting to punch other people be compensation for being punched, then? In what way is someone who doesn't enjoy that deriving a benefit from it?

Is it hard for you to imagine that some people might not be violent sadists?