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Are those instructions for making a Molotov cocktail and for hotwiring a car real? They look like something someone who's only seen it done in movies would do. Same question for methamphetamine, except that recipe looks more plausible.

Thanks for writing this update! I think your English skills have improved a lot.

I've just read your previous two posts. I, too, will be interested to read another post of yours.

I am (was) an X% researcher, where X<Y. I wish I had given up on AI safety earlier. I suspect it would've been better for me if AI safety resources explicitly said things like "if you're less than Y, don't even try", although I'm not sure if I would've believed them. Now, I'm glad that I'm not trying to do AI safety anymore and instead I just work at a well paying relaxed job doing practical machine learning. So, I think pushing too many EAs into AI safety will lead to those EAs suffering much more, which happened to me, so I don't want that to happen and I don't want the AI Alignment community to stop saying "You should stay if and only if you're better than Y".

Actually, I wish there were more selfish-oriented resources for AI Alignment. Like, with normal universities and jobs, people analyze how to get into them, have a fulfilling career, earn good money, not burn out, etc. As a result, people can read this and properly analyze if it makes sense for them to try to get into jobs or universities for their own food. But with a career in AI safety, this is not the case. All the resources look out not only for the reader, but also for the whole EA project. I think this can easily burn people.

I still take these zinc lozenges when I suspect that I might fall with a common cold. I feel like they help me somewhat. Maybe my colds have been shorter since I've started taking Zinc but I'm not sure. I haven't been tracking any data explicitly. I guess I'm gonna be taking Zinc for common cold as long as I don't get further evidence about it not working.

Perhaps you can just use the international phonetic alphabet?

I don't know how to square that with the idea that one shouldn't ignore their crying kids. I have no idea how kids' crying at night works. Is it possible that a parent should just suck it up and come and comfort the baby every time they cry? Maybe you can comfort her since she's crying but not give her the reward of soothing her until she falls asleep? Is it possible that she cries at night because she's doesn't get enough cuddles during the day or because the room looks scary or something like that? I don't know enough about the situation and I don't have any kids of my own and don't have any practical experience of dealing with them. Maybe you can be there with her in her sleeping room when she cries but still make it so that she learns to self-soothe and put herself to sleep? Like, idk, stay with her but don't rock her to sleep or something like that.

Ok, I don't know more than that about addressing children's crying. I just thought that ignoring it is (almost always?) bad but I'm not sure.

I'm not sure how to read this; where are you on the continuum from "I heard it's bad" to "I read all the papers and came to a deep considered view"?

I also thought so when I read your post. I'm at the "The book 'The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog' says so" point. The book is not about sleep in particular, it's about psychological trauma in childhood, especially the one obtained from neglect.

Also, I think this might cause the child to develop either an avoidant attachment style (there's no point in crying or asking others for help, they won't come anyway).

I also don't know how to find tutors for narrow subjects. For instance, I would like a little bit of tutoring about

  • panoptic segmentation
  • dependent types

but I don't know how to find one.

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