All of Joseph_P's Comments + Replies

Open Thread May 9 - May 15 2016

There's a typo in the title ("Open Threat").

0Elo5ywow. I can't believe how I keep being wrong at this. This has to be at least the 10th one I have submitted...
Open thread, Mar. 16 - Mar. 22, 2015

Could you give a specific example of this foggy thinking? In which ways is it different from an Ugh field ?

3[anonymous]6yI think ugh fields are about something fairly small and simple, it is different. When I as 15, I was weak in every sense, nerves (anxiety), borderline mentally ill, scrawny body etc. As I desperately did not want to admit it, because it sucks, and I wanted to convince myself I am strong, I externalized the self-hate and started to hate on other people's weakness (not actual individuals, but as a principle), saying things like the weak don't deserve to live and should go extinct to make room for the strong etc. in order to convince myself I am strong. But it didn't really work. It did not really work for Nietzsche either, who inspired me to do this... and especially when I was confronted by people who took offense when I exhorted how altruism is slave morality, and those people were strong and succesful in every possible way, yet they were altruists, basically they were paladins, I needed to exert more and more convoluted mental gymnastics to convince myself they are actually weak and I am somehow actually strong. Back then it felt like being a non-understood genius, a genius who is not understood because other people are stupid. But much later when I realized the folly, it felt like being in a mental fog, mental haze back then.
Open thread, Dec. 15 - Dec. 21, 2014

What magazines would a LW member probably want to read/subscribe to?

5cameroncowan6yMy subscriptions: GQ Vogue Popular Science Time New York Times Vanity Fair Rolling Stone
October 2014 Bragging thread.

That's great! Are you planning on claiming your Hanson hour? (If you prefer, Hanson is fine with people selling their hours for other people).

6Larks7yOoo, I completely forgot about that! Though I think I need to wait for everything to be finalized. I guess I should see what people would bid so I understand the opportunity cost of my accepting it. Would anyone here like to bid for a 1 hour conversation with Robin Hanson? Bids by private message or comment.
Open thread, Oct. 6 - Oct. 12, 2014

It may be too late now, but would it have been more appropriate to post this under the Media Thread? I was not sure whether the media thread was only for recommending media, or also for asking for recommendations.

Open thread, Oct. 6 - Oct. 12, 2014

Thank you, I will take a look at The Martian.

Open thread, Oct. 6 - Oct. 12, 2014

I have started reading Qualia the Purple, a manga strongly recommended by a few LWers, such as Eliezer and Gwern. In his recommendation, Eliezer wrote: "The manga Qualia the Purple has updated with Ch. 14-15. This is what it looks like to “actually try” at something."

Does anyone else know good examples of "actually trying" in other media? Over the LW IRC channel, Gwern linked to this page (Warning, TV Tropes), and specifically recommended Monster. Any other suggestions?

1Joseph_P7yIt may be too late now, but would it have been more appropriate to post this under the Media Thread? I was not sure whether the media thread was only for recommending media, or also for asking for recommendations.
4okay7yIt seems like Qualia the Purple is a manga where after a certain point, the author introduced magic and started giving philosophic explanations for how the main character can do magic, turn into other people, go back in time, and generally do whatever the fuck she wants except save one person. What does "actually try" mean?

The Martian is basically this non-stop.