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Dan Luu on Persistent Bad Decision Making (but maybe it's noble?)

I also wonder — the effect size of forbidding base-stealing would be small, <1%. Maybe the cost to player morale of forbidding an interesting part of the game is worse than the benefit. It’s unclear and I wouldn’t bet on it. But I think it does fit in with the view I have, that he’s arguing against, which is that it’s really hard to show that any individual agent is acting irrationally.

The Coordination Frontier: Sequence Intro

Very intuitive, but perhaps I’m unusual in how much I think about pareto frontiers. (I mean, obviously I‘m unusual in that, but the question is how much I’m unusual relative to your target audience.)

Announcing My Free Online Course "Original Seeing With a Focus On Life"

Probably. I wasn't in a place to watch the intro video. Just that the written material wasn't enough to go on to sell me.

(This was meant to be feedback, not a request, which was probably ambiguous.)

Announcing My Free Online Course "Original Seeing With a Focus On Life"

I'd be interested in more information than I was able to get from the written material on the site.

Is it true that most studies in Kahneman's 'Thinking fast and slow' are not replicable and the book is largely not supported by evidence?
Answer by jpJun 30, 20215

I read the book post-replication crisis, but had to put it down because it seemed like half its content was the type that I wouldn't expect to pass replication. I still think that the message I've gotten from this community around:

  • The difference between intuitive vs explicit/analytical reasoning
  • There are knowable, common and correctable biases in intuitive reasoning

have stood the test of time, at least in principle, albeit with less of a central role in my worldview.

ChristianKl's Shortform

I've had to leave Evernote over the new app, and am so sad about it.

There’s no such thing as a tree (phylogenetically)

Minute Earth just did this post as a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSmurp1xOkQ . They cite you at the very end of their video description.

jp's Shortform

I'm really curious how places that are planning to be more supportive of remote work are going to handle *partially* remote teams.

Like, a meeting with 3/4 participants being in person is hard for the remote worker to participate in.

I've generally heard that remote work works best when it's full-remote. If so then everyone's getting a very attractive view of remote work but when the pandemic's over, under this model, remote work will not be as viable as it currently is.

jp's Shortform

I wish more scientific authors exported their latex to html alongside their pdfs.

As it happens I was trying hypothes.is for the first time when I procrastinated by writing this.

jp's Shortform

PDFs are the preferred communication style for papers. HTML documents are the preferred communication style for most other public facing documents.[1]

PDFs are inferior to HTML in many ways: HTML can adapt to fit the viewport and fontsize requested by the user, while PDFs are basically fancy images in this regard. This makes PDFs basically useless on mobile, and generally terrible for casual browsing.

However HTML is not as good for deep study. You can't annotate it easily, and it's harder to bookmark your place on a webpage.

I'd really like to see something that allows you to combine the permanence and mark-ability of PDFs with the flexibility of HTML. I'm not sure how good the profit opportunity is, but boy does it seems great. And not that technically difficult to make the product.

[1] Google docs, slack posts, and a long tail of web-based tools are used internally to organizations.

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