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BHTV: Eliezer Yudkowsky & Razib Khan

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Less Wrong Q&A with Eliezer Yudkowsky: Video Answers

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Less Wrong Q&A with Eliezer Yudkowsky: Ask Your Questions

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A Less Wrong Q&A with Eliezer (Step 1: The Proposition)

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BHTV: Eliezer Yudkowsky and Andrew Gelman

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Why Don’t We Apply What We Know About Twins to Everybody Else?

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The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes…

— Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Hound of the Baskervilles”

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea...

  • Antoine de Saint Exupery

“Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.”

― Brandon Mull, Fablehaven

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”

  • Confucius

> The correctness of a decision can’t be judged from the outcome. Nevertheless, that’s how people assess it. A good decision is one that’s optimal at the time it’s made, when the future is by definition unknown. Thus, correct decisions are often unsuccessful, and vice versa.

--Howard Marks, The Mo...(read more)

We have two classes of forecasters: Those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Let us take what the terrain gives.

-Amos Tversky

I don't remember exactly, but I think it was from a conference where he was speaking with Eliezer on a panel or Q&A, so that might be it.

My understanding is that the advice is to be aware that you could also end up dead, so you should dig an extra grave for yourself. It's not practical advice, it's a warning that revenge is dangerous and not worth it.

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.