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Explaining "The Crackpot Bet"

Seconding this. I hope I'm not overstepping bounds if I ask that anyone who knows him personally checks in on him.

Explaining "The Crackpot Bet"

Yeah, I'm on the OBNYC mailing list and the emails were as annoying as korin43 says. It doesn't really help matters that the day before this bet email was sent out, he sent out another email purporting to answer the question "Why is there something instead of nothing?" using Goedel's incompleteness theorems. In his defense he acknowledged that the argument was probably flawed and thanked people for critiquing it, but it still came across as really crankish.

Also, nobody called him a genius. People said that if someone accepted the "bet" he'd be a genius who got a million dollar loan interest-free, but nobody called him a genius.

2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey

Yeah, "cis-" (on this side of) is the opposite of "trans-" (across or on the other side of). So if you're currently the same sex as the one you were born as, you're cisgnder.

2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey

Finished it. I can't wait to read the post that talks about how bad people are at following directions.

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I enjoy the posts, but I usually don't have anything interesting to say on the topic. Still, I can never turn down a free karma point, so here I am.