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Solving sleep: just a toe-dipping

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Interesting (or semi-interesting) part time jobs?

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The buildup to Jaynes?

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Memory Improvement: Mnemonics, Tools, or Books on the Topic?

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Neo-reactionaries, why are you neo-reactionary?

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How to build the skill and the habit of experimentation?

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The "best" mathematically-informed topics?

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Should we go all in on existential risk? - Considering Effective Altruism

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This is a brilliant essay. One of the best in the sequences, I think.

If you are interested in AI risk or other existential risks *and want to help*, even if you don't know how, and you either...

1. Live in Chicago 2. Attend the University of Chicago 3. Are are intending to attend the University of Chicago in the next two years.

...please message me.

I'...(read more)

[I'll post on next week's open thread as well.]

If you are interested in AI risk or other existential risks *and want to help*, even if you don't know how, and you either...

1. Live in Chicago 2. Attend the University of Chicago 3. Are are intending to attend the University of Chicago in the next ...(read more)

Also, I'm not sure why anyone would want alcor (or anyone) to offer such necklaces. Don't we want' people to sign up for cryonics?

That kind of misses the point. There are lots of neckslaces that have peace sign on them, but they're not at all a good signal of pacifism, or nuclear disarmament (what the peace sign originally stood for). Think of how many people where a ying yang because it looks cool instead of to convey an affi...(read more)

I'd think of the hulk's universal strength as something like the difference between species instead of between individuals. I don't know, but I imagine that a mountain gorilla is much stronger than me, at bench pressing, at deadlifting, at overheard pressing, at throwing, etc.

Hmm...Let me check that out.

There's the polypahsic society. They are more-or-less the representatives of consensus among polyphonic folks. (I think. Perhaps I'm misrepresenting them?)

Stampi is not very helpful for figuring out what polyphasic people are doing while they sleep. So far, I've yet to find a single paper that fea...(read more)

I agree with your skepticism. The polyphasic community claims that they are able to make drastic reduction in sleep time because they go straight into REMs when taking a nap. This conflicts with a lot of my understanding.

It is my suspicion that they are mistaken about that, and that actually, if ...(read more)

Can I get a little clarification? Are people up-voting because they like the content of this post or because they like the prospect of later posts on sleep?

I was unsure of whether to put this up, since I thought it didn't have much in the way of novel insight, just background knowledge.