Making Vaccine

Does this add you to an email list where discussion is happening, or merely put you on a map so that others in the area can reach out to you on an ad hoc basis?

How Hard Would It Be To Make A COVID Vaccine For Oneself?

I asked around about this on the ##hplusroadmap irc channel:

15:59 < Jayson_Virissimo> Yeah, sorry. Was much more interested in the claim about peptide sourcing specifically. 
16:00 < Jayson_Virissimo> Is that 4-5 weeks duration normal? How flexible is it, if at all? 
16:01 < yashgaroth> some of them might offer expedited service, though I've never had cause to find out when ordering peptides and am not bothered to check...and it'd save you a week or two at most 
16:02 < Jayson_Virissimo> What would you guess as to the main cause? Does it really take that long to manufacture or is it slow to ship, or is there some legal check that happens that isn't instantaneous? 
16:04 < yashgaroth> the legal check isn't an issue, though I'm sure all the major synthesis houses are aware of the Radvac peptide sequences and may hassle you about them - especially if you're not ordering as a company...shipping's not a problem since overnight is standard, so I'd say manufacturing time combined with the people ahead of you in the queue 
16:04 < yashgaroth> and manufacturing includes purification, which is an important step for something you're ingesting, even if you're just snorting a line of it 
16:07 < Jayson_Virissimo> yashgaroth: do the labs have any legal risk of their own if you are ordering something like Radvac sequences as a private person, or are they "hassling you for your own good"? 
16:09 < yashgaroth> nah they're usually okay legally on their end, though most of them won't risk selling a small quantity to an individual since 'plausible deniability' wears a little thin on their end when you're buying sequences that match the Radvac ones

How Hard Would It Be To Make A COVID Vaccine For Oneself?

Are there any English language sources where I could learn more about the legal issues surrounding human experimentation in Russia such as the one you mentioned?

How Hard Would It Be To Make A COVID Vaccine For Oneself?

What explains the 4-5 weeks delivery time for special lab peptide synthesis?

The rationalist community's location problem

Mati_Roy makes the case for Phoenix here.

Full Disclosure: I'm in Phoenix.

Leslie's Firing Squad Can't Save The Fine-Tuning Argument

A similar "measure function is non-normalizable" argument is made at length in McGrew, T., McGrew, L., & Vestrup, E. (2001). Probabilities and the Fine-Tuning Argument: A Sceptical View. Mind, 110(440), 1027-1037.

Open & Welcome Thread - July 2020

I've been working on an interactive flash card app to supplement classical homeschooling called Boethius. It uses a spaced-repetition algorithm to economize on the students time and currently has exercises for (Latin) grammar, arithmetic, and astronomy.

Let me know what you think!

Science eats its young

Do you happen to know where he discusses this idea?

Situating LessWrong in contemporary philosophy: An interview with Jon Livengood

Suspended Reason: you may find this philosophy poll of LWers from 8 years ago interesting. The poll results no longer render (as of the 2.0 reboot of LW), but the raw data can be found in this git repo.

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