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Revitalizing Less Wrong seems like a lost purpose, but here are some other ideas

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Zooming your mind in and out

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Purchasing research effectively open thread

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Productivity thoughts from Matt Fallshaw

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Managing one's memory effectively

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OpenWorm and differential technological development

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System Administrator Appreciation Day - Thanks Trike!

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Existential risks open thread

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Why AI may not foom

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[Links] Brain mapping/emulation news

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Awesome story!

> This idea is cool, but it's probably secretly terrible. I have limited familiarity with the field and came up with it after literally twenty minutes of thinking? My priors say that it's either already been done, or that it's obviously flawed.

[Related post](http://mindingourway.co...(read more)

A simple thing you guys could do is freeze the scores on all the LW 1.0 content that got imported and used the old voting scheme. Otherwise the signal from those old votes may gradually get degraded by opinionated archive readers.

What about having users send a short private message explaining their strong vote? It's more of a speed bump than forcing someone to hold the mouse down, and it seems valuable in either case:

* For a strong upvote, verbal praise is a powerful reinforcer. Consider +10 karma vs "Reading your commen...(read more)

I'll bet old, high-karma users who have not logged into LW2 yet would be interested if you sent them an announcement email about this. (Actually, I would guess that a lot of old users would appreciate a LW2 announcement email, but tailoring it so high-karma users are told karma=power would probably ...(read more)

Since Benquo says he thinks sports are good, I'd be curious whether he is also worried about sports teams with names that suggest violence. Many teams are named after parties in a violent historical conflict or violent animals: Patriots, Braves, Panthers, Raptors, Bulls, Sharks, Warriors, Cavaliers,...(read more)

\[Brainstorming\]

One idea is to try to differentiate the NYC 'product' from the Berkeley 'product'. For example, the advantage of Vancouver over the Bay Area is that you can live in Vancouver if you're Canadian. The kernel project attempted to differentiate itself through e.g. a manifesto. In the ...(read more)

I think I see how X-and-only-X is a problem if we are using a classifier to furnish a 0/1 reward. However, it seems like less of a problem if we're using a regression model to furnish a floating point reward that attempts to describe _all_ of our values (not just our values as they pertain to the co...(read more)

Thanks for the links! (That goes for Wei and Paul too.)

> a group of researchers are beginning to think that in a broader sense "adversarial vulnerability" and "amount of test set error" are inextricably linked in a deep and foundational way - that they may not even be two separate problems.

I'd e...(read more)