Against "Context-Free Integrity"

>> Sometimes I try to tell the people what I can see, and that doesn't always go well. I'm not sure why.
Can you describe a concrete example? Without looking at a few examples, it is hard to tell if a "context-free integrity" fallacy is to blame, or you are just making bad arguments, or something.

Convict Conditioning Book Review

One benefit is that you can do calisthenics everywhere (even in prison), no need for special equipment.

Preventing overcharging by prosecutors

What's to stop the prosecutor from lying about their Briers score?

Center for Applied Postrationality: An Update

We have exercised our innovative technique of meta-honesty to successfully dupe some computer programmers into thinking we want their participation.

How You Can Gain Self Control Without "Self-Control"

I actually thought Ty was a real person. :)

What ethical thought experiments can be reversed?

And Y/2 pain, probably? (Or the conclusion doesn't follow.)

The Median is Less than the Average

How do you measure intelligence though? Obviously you don't mean IQ, since IQ test scores are deliberately calibrated to be normally distributed.

Generally, I feel like all these bold claims need some supporting evidence. E.g.

Increased information makes smart people smarter and stupid people stupider.

Citation needed?

The art of caring what people think

I totally agree that it's useful to hang out with a diverse set of people.

It also helps to treat people's opinion of you as an instrumental goal. Every time I'm worried what someone thinks of me, I ask myself if this person's opinion is important, and why - can they hurt me or help me in any way? Sometimes the answer is yes, e.g. I want to impress employers, or I need voters to like me if I'm doing politics. Often, though, the answer is that the person is not going to affect my life in any way, and so their opinion doesn't matter. People's opinions may also matter as an estimate of my own virtue, but if their opinion is based on a misunderstanding, or they're confused about what's virtue and what's vice, then their opinion can be discarded again.

Democratic Currency

Is starting capital really a bottleneck for entrepreneurs? Don't you just get money from investors? 
Elon Musk and Bill Gates only needed a laptop to start their business. Or, from Warren Buffet's biography: "In 1945, as a high school sophomore, Buffett and a friend spent $25 to purchase a used pinball machine, which they placed in the local barber shop. Within months, they owned several machines in three different barber shops across Omaha. They sold the business later in the year for $1,200 to a war veteran. ... In high school, he invested in a business owned by his father and bought a 40-acre farm worked by a tenant farmer. He bought the land when he was 14 years old with $1,200 of his savings. By the time he finished college, Buffett had accumulated $9,800 in savings".

Yoda Timers 2

Were long-standing research problems actually ever presented at IMO? AFAIK, problems featured there already have solutions.

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