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Minimum Viable Workout Routine is Dangerously Misinformative

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Transhumanist philosopher David Pearce AMA on Reddit

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[link] Faster than light neutrinos due to loose fiber optic cable.

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You Are Not So Smart (Pop-Rationality Book)

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AlphaGo's victory over World Champion Lee Sedol made a (seemingly) deep impression on me at the time. I had just NOT expected that. I had expected the game to remain intractable for decades. But the initial excitement and mild sense of doom that followed soon faded. I'm not a computer scientist, ju...(read more)

I discovered the idea of Bitcoin early, made a life-changing amount of money.

>Thus, I maintain the attacks were a huge failure at accomplishing the attackers' political agenda.

Osama Bin Laden (2004):

>...All that we have mentioned has made it easy for us to provoke and bait this administration. All that we have to do is to send two Mujahedin to the farthest point East to...(read more)

Aaron Winborn: [Monday was my 46th birthday and likely my last. Anything awesome I should try after I die?](

>Just over two years ago, I was diagnosed with ALS, also known as...(read more)

>*"I think there should be a law of Nature to prevent a star from behaving in this absurd way!"* (Eddington, 1935)

Eddington erroneously dismissed M_(white dwarf) > M_limit ⇒ "a black hole" , but didn't he correctly anticipate new physics? Do event horizons (Finkelstein, 1958) not prevent nature...(read more)

With some awe and much respect, I would say that you are an inspiration, but *that* has already been said. I'll upvote that and say something else instead. For whatever reason, some part of my brain tells me; "Yeah, this is pretty much what I would expect the research interests of of a "supervillain...(read more)

>EDIT: OTOH, there's this... What person makes a will at 26?

It seems he published ["If i get hit by a truck"]( in [2002, at age 16]( Sad. Also, perhaps, awe-inspiring. Eliminating the problem of one's bus-factor wo...(read more)