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March 2016 Media Thread

I gave you a thumbs up in agreement but didn't give one to Gwern for his links. Pointing-something-out bias?

Who are your favourite rationalist bloggers?

How one person can write so much, of such quality, with such consistency is beyond me.

Open Thread, Apr. 06 - Apr. 12, 2015

Yes, who's going to go through hundreds of comments to find the good ones. And based on the content they're replying to, there's probably some really good stuff in the comment section that's relatively unseen because of this.

How has lesswrong changed your life?

I'm referring to the great filter theory which I first learned about on Less Wrong:

How has lesswrong changed your life?

I've gone from hoping we find life in the solar system to really hoping we don't.

I notice I am confused a lot.

I can use Bayes theorem well enough to calculate that the probability of me fully understanding Bayes theorem is 0%.

My thoughts about my future have changed from wondering aimlessly about how I can change my life and the world for the better and not being able to do anything about it to knowing quite well how I can change my life and the world for the better and still not doing anything about it

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, February 2015, chapter 109

Maybe the AI was asked to make the world safe for wizards and figured it was easier to make an entire new world for them than make safe a Muggle dominated one.

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