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Covid 6/10: Somebody Else’s Problem

What minimum percentage is required to constitute "Most" as in 'most people believe X'?
59% or less - 41.9%
60%-69% - 17.9%
70%-79% - 22.1%
80% or more- 18%
804 votes

Weird. I've always understood 'most' to unambiguously mean "the majority", i.e. "more than half", and I had assumed there was general agreement on this.

Bad names make you open the box

Personally, I would use "getFoo" for a function and "foo" for a variable.

Bad names make you open the box

Haha, same. Though I had actually forgotten what I had thought the title meant until I read this. (I went from the above interpretation to "probably interesting" and opened the article, and by the time I got around to reading it, it was indeed interesting, but I didn't notice the prediction error.)

Viliam's Shortform

IANAB, but the first half almost sounds like a metaphor for something like "all enlightened beings have basically the same desires/goals/personality, so they're basically the same person and time/space differences of their various physical bodies aren't important." Not sure about the second half though.

The reverse Goodhart problem

The point is that V and V' are both hard to define. U is simple, but without a good definition for V, you won't be able to get a good V', and if you do have a good V, you can just optimize that directly.

Anthropic Paradoxes and Self Reference

"I am not awake now" or "I do not exist"

It seems like these are both simply false with no paradox (at least whenever anyone considers them).

Tracey Davis and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Part 1

...she combed her Hermione's hair.

Whose hair?

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