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Why Take Care Of Your Health?

I'm not sure if this is a Google Android Pixel specific feature, but on my phone it's under: Settings -> 'digital wellbeing and parental controls' -> bedtime mode -> customize -> grayscale. And then you set the timing by setting the bedtime timing.

Update: Looks like it's a general Android feature:

Is there a convenient way to make "sealed" predictions?

Automatic decryption would be a nice feature. Pretty easy to be accurate if you only decrypt your good predictions!

The glorious energy boost I've gotten by abstaining from coffee

This is where I've ended up too. In addition to minimizing the afternoon crash, delaying caffeine two hours seems to keep my brain somewhat less dependent on caffeine for waking up in general. 

In the past, a day with zero caffeine would leave me barely functional. Now I'm drinking about the same amount of caffeine on average, but if I happen to skip it, I can still muddle through and just yawn a lot more than normal.

Experience on Meloxicam

I had terrible wrist pain until I fully switched to a split keyboard, and the final 10% of the pain went away when it became both split and tented. I can relapse with a single weekend of using something truly ergonomically terrible, like a laptop keyboard. But other than that, never think about my wrists any more.

I'm currently using a crazy custom built split mechanical ergonomic keyboard, but the first thing I tried was a Microsoft Ergonomic pseudo-split keyboard, which wasn't pain free but clearly a huge improvement over a regular keyboard so I kept pushing it.

Interestingly I now also prefer split console controllers like the Switch Joycons and the Oculus Quest controllers. The JoyCons are a little too small, but I still prefer them over a traditional controller or PC games. Any controller that forces a wrist position feels barbaric.

China Covid Update #1

I remain confused why China doesn't use their massive government power that allows for these insanely strict lockdowns, to instead just get vaccines and boosters in everyone's arms. Three doses of SinoVac isn't as quite as good as the mRNA vaccines but it's still pretty damn effective against severe disease and death. (I don't understand their reasoning for not using mRNA and admitting weakness or whatever, but SinoVac certainly seems good enough.)

It would even justify the extreme measures right now, "Hey everyone, we know things are rough, we just want to hold out for X weeks and max out our vaccination rates."

Good Heart Week: Extending the Experiment

As a lurker, I failed to understand this system in a way that led to me completely ignoring it (I probably would have engaged more with LW this week had I understood, having noticed now it feels too late to bother), so I feel like I should document what went wrong for me.


Haha, same. I don't blame this site though, I blame the deluge of April Fool's content every year for training my brain to aggressively filter April Fool's content. It's just like banner ads, I don't even see them now.

So I FINALLY just read this post because I was curious why the April Fool's thing was still on the site. All good though, I ended up with almost 50 hearts out of nowhere. Honestly it feels great because I had no idea they were coming. That's a lot of change to find in your couch!

Why Take Care Of Your Health?

I also experienced systems becoming less effective over time, but thankfully I find many drop-offs eventually stabilizes at some level of effectiveness above zero. I might be doing things a bit differently than you though, I don't have anything as strong as the computer just fully turning off. I think I would get fed up with that, it's too strong, too all-or-nothing. I prefer a larger number of smaller nudges and softer barriers. The phone turning black and white was one of more surprisingly effective tricks, psychologically it makes it 'feel' like I'm up too late, without me really being conscious of it.

It might be like when when following a very strict diet, you can have a single bad day, and it's way too easy to feel like you may as well just order 10 pizzas because you fell off the wagon. 

So sometimes I disable the blocker and keep watching Netflix; sometimes I stop and realize I'm actually tired, and I'll probably enjoy the episode more when I'm more awake tomorrow anyway. Sometimes I turn off the wakeup lights and go back to sleep, but even a minute a being blasted with bright light at a specific morning time seems to positively nudge my sleep schedule towards consistency. It's okay that the various systems are not that consistent individually, as long they sometimes work, then it's all good.

Why Take Care Of Your Health?

The Engineer

Surely I can automate this. 

I just need to create a system where I naturally go to bed and wake up at my desired times with no effort? Let's see... 50 100-watt light bulbs hanging on a timer above the bed in the morning, WiFi scheduled house lights that get increasingly dimmer and lower color temperature over the day, black and white smartphone after a certain time. Heck, this WiFi router already has easy-to-use child control software built in that I can to automatically cut off Netflix past a certain time of night. I got this. (I actually only have 10 light bulbs hanging over my bed, but I'm considering adding more so it does more than wake-me-up and functions like light therapy.)

DALL·E 2 by OpenAI

A big list of samples, helpfully compiled by a Vahyohw on the SSC reddit. The first bunch are non cherrypicked, it was every prompt Sam was posting, the the last bunch from various people seem to be added because they were interesting so are sort of cherry picked.

"A rabbit detective sitting on a park bench and reading a newspaper in a victorian setting"

"Dinosaurs playing frisbee in the throne room"

"An elephant tea party on a grass lawn"

"A city on Mars"

"A human basking in the sun of AGI utopia" and a second attempt at that prompt

"a huge tree of life made up of individual humans and animals as its leaves" and a second attempt at that prompt

"Robot dinosaurs versus monster trucks in the colosseum"

"A painting inspired in Banksy's art showing a human-machine interaction."

"A warm fireplace on top of a building, in an apocalyptic city, steampunk style."

"A shipping container with solar panels on top and a propeller on one end that can drive through the ocean by itself. The self-driving shipping container is driving under the Golden Gate Bridge during a beautiful sunset with dolphins jumping all around it."

"Rabbits attending a college seminar on human anatomy."

"A shark and a dolphin cruise hand-in-hand with an undersea city in the background"

"Portraits of the same same person in different artistic styles"

"A large robotic superintelligence guides humanity towards rockets for interstellar exploration in the style of the cartoon Animaniacs."

"Transformers dancing at a rave on the moon."

"Androids dreaming of electric sheep"

"Human and AI fall in love and create the future children of the milky way galaxy."

"a wise cat meditating in the Himalayas searching for enlightenment"

"a robot hand painting a self portrait on a canvas"

"the painting American Gothic, with two dogs holding pepperoni pizza instead of the farmers holding a pitchfork"

"The streets of Chicago depicted in a manga aesthetic.

"What highways would look like if they were designed by goldfish."

"A surrealist underwater highway, with goldfish swimming on it."

"A young girl staring down a dragon, who is visibly amused."

"High quality photo of a monkey astronaut"

"A monster ice cream cone, digital art"

"giant robot coming out of its shell and it's doing just fine oil painting early renaissance botticelli birth of venus but a robot"

"a cool panda riding a skateboard in Santa Monica"

"rockets made up of paper balls"

"a surfing alien near a stone beach"

"A city that looks like a mix of Amsterdam, San Francisco, and New York with lush greenery, digital art" 

"The ruins of a long forgotten culture rotting away in a jungle"

"a tree goat checking her blackberry while promoting hinduism"

<Below here seems to be selected samples, so more cherrypicked>

"A landscape with tropical forests, solar panels, wind turbines and a futuristic city in the background"

"dragons and unicorns playing together in an enchanted forest"

robot holding shampoo bottle:

"robot holding a shampoo bottle at 45 degree angle"

"robot holding a shampoo bottle in one hand"

"robot holding a shampoo bottle in both hands"

"robot holding a shampoo bottle upside down"

"robot opening a shampoo bottle"

raccoon doing person things:

"a raccoon astronaut with the cosmos reflecting on the glass of his helmet dreaming of the stars"

"a raccoon wearing a hoodie working on his laptop late into the night in los angeles making a 'yes' as he realizes his latest book is an Audible best seller"

"a raccoon wearing a hoodie working on his laptop late into the night"

"Artificial General Intelligence"

"A humanoid AGI successfully passing Turing test!"

"A shiny sphere in a modern house mirrors the surrounding room."

"Space Totoro" - contains actually coherent text (!!)

"image_type=illustration; wake up from the deep dream, artstation"

"A vacuum listening to music on its headphones while cleaning the room"

"A kid and a dog staring at the stars"

"A robot showing another robot its painting"

"A photo of a Samoyed dog with its tongue out hugging a white Siamese cat"

"A photo of astronauts dancing Greek traditional dances on Mars"

"An old photograph showing a superhero flying away. The superhero's face is covered with a mask"

DALL·E 2 by OpenAI

Illustrated instructions for a playground game called "Less Wrong" - which will be featured in the TV series Squid Game 2.

An Ikea instruction manual showing how to build a superhuman artificial intelligence.

The "Game of Life" board game, updated for the year 2142.

A map showing Russia's planned invasion of Ukraine, with key objectives circled in red.

A still image of the long-delayed Harry Potter sequel, "Harry Potter and the Reloaded Revolutions" coming out in 2028. 

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