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I Want To Live In A Baugruppe

Don't live in the Bay Area yet but am very much in favor.

Lesswrong 2016 Survey

I have taken the survey.

Language Learning and the Dark Arts.

I am still super, super grateful for the existence of this website. I have noticed tangible improvement over the last month alone; one of my friends has described my current level of Chinese literacy as "terrifying".

The art of grieving well

Thank you!

I resonate with a lot of this, and it's really reassuring to hear that this is a common human experience. In particular, I've been choosing amongst job options lately, and I notice that I grieve for the choices I've passed over: I imagine the futures that could have been. For a while, I tried to ignore the pain - avoid confronting the fact that I could only choose one of a few possible futures - by prolonging the decision. And I found that, with time, I came to confront the true state of the world, and that at that point I had a better understanding of who I am and what matters to me.

Great read!

Lesswrong real time chat

Having skimmed this post and the Less Wrong Slack wiki page, I had to really look to figure out what my Next Action for signing up to the Slack channel would be (I infer that it is to PM you my email address). Consider adding that information as a sentence in bold at the top of this page and/or the wiki page?

This is awesome, thanks for doing this!

Language Learning and the Dark Arts.

This continues to be by far the most effective (for me) Chinese study tool I have come across. Nice work, and thanks for sharing it with us!

The path of the rationalist

Yeah, that's my point: This is the translation I had been making, myself, and I had to realize that it wasn't correct.

The path of the rationalist

The path to rationality is not the path where the evidence chooses the beliefs. The path to rationality is one without beliefs. On the path to rationality, there are only probabilities.

I realized something the other day. I don't believe in cryonics.†

But, I believe that cryonics has a chance of working, a small chance.

If I'm ever asked "Do you believe in cryonics?", I'm going to be careful to respond accurately.

† (By this, I mean that I believe cryonics has a less than 50% chance of working.)

Language Learning and the Dark Arts.

Yeah, your guess is as good as mine.

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