User Profile

star187
description19
message247

Recent Posts

Curated Posts
starCurated - Recent, high quality posts selected by the LessWrong moderation team.
rss_feed Create an RSS Feed
Frontpage Posts
Posts meeting our frontpage guidelines: • interesting, insightful, useful • aim to explain, not to persuade • avoid meta discussion • relevant to people whether or not they are involved with the LessWrong community.
(includes curated content and frontpage posts)
rss_feed Create an RSS Feed
All Posts
personIncludes personal and meta blogposts (as well as curated and frontpage).
rss_feed Create an RSS Feed

[Link] The Signal and the Corrective

3mo
1 min read
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
3

Dispel your justification-monkey with a “HWA!”

4mo
5 min read
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
15

Akrasia Tactics Review 3: The Return of the Akrasia

1y
1 min read
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
46

Two kinds of Expectations, *one* of which is helpful for rational thinking

2y
10 min read
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
15

The Pink Sparkly Ball Thing (Use unique, non-obvious terms for nuanced concepts)

2y
4 min read
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
14

Less Wrong Study Hall: Now With 100% Less Tinychat

3y
2 min read
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
2

Ultimatums in the Territory

3y
7 min read
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
23

Unlearning shoddy thinking

3y
3 min read
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
4

Pattern-botching: when you forget you understand

3y
6 min read
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
18

If you could push a button to eliminate one cognitive bias, which would you choose?

3y
1 min read
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
39

Recent Comments

It's not a full-on “You Are Willing To Devote 100 Hours Of Your Life To Seeing If Self-Help Really Works, Here’s The Best Way For You To Do It”, but I did start working on a flowchart to respond to people who asked me for productivity advice. Many people wanted a list of top tips or something, but t...(read more)

Epic. I remember talking to some people about this at EA Global last year, and I'm excited to see that you've continued working on it and are ready to double down.

I've donated & shared this article on FB!

I'm really excited about this post on a whole bunch of levels. One post on my list of posts to write is called something like "Everything is Improv", and I feel like you captured a decent fraction of what I want to say in that post, here! Plus a ton of additional pieces that I hadn't yet notice or c...(read more)

Since Val could edit his post, but not this comment, here's me echoing his MD5 hash so that it is more verifiable in the future: 24e07349c9134ff91d77a6a38cf23183

I would add: 4) Success comes from collaborating with others Trade is one way to have an economic interaction where value is created, because each of us might value something twice as much as the other, so when we trade, we get more value. But we can also create value where no value existed before. ...(read more)

Might I propose renaming the post The Social Improv Web? Like Raemon, I think that "Real World Omega", while being an important component of what you're saying here, is less likely to act as a sticky handle for this post. Perhaps leave the old title in a parenthetical for continuity's sake: The Soci...(read more)

I did this 6 years ago, also for a non-religious "lent". I was actually very strict about it: nothing with "sugar" (or an artificial sweetener as an ingredient) nothing that is more than 5% sugar by mass. The latter one means that most fruit was out (except lemons, limes, and (surprisingly!) strawbe...(read more)

You get what you incentivize. I absolutely get that incentives matter. I also think that responsibility and accountability are important, and my proposal of "hwa" is not intended to suggest otherwise. I will point out, however, that guilt/shame/punishment etc have additional incentive costs that are...(read more)

I would use the term "anti-inductive" to point at the thing you're using "adaptive" for. Relevant articles: Markets are Anti-Inductive (talks about economics) and The Phatic and the Anti-Inductive (talks about social stuff). I also think that anyone who's interested in thinking more about conflict, ...(read more)

I appreciate the point you're making in your second paragraph. I think that the structures you're pointing at are something that we're on the same page about. Most of my energies are focused on the creation and development of contexts where post-blame/post-fault (essentially what you called "the spi...(read more)