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Understanding Wikileaks history

Sorry to see this so heavily downvoted. Thanks -- this made for interesting reading and watching.

If you haven't checked out the archive of iq.org it's also a rather interesting blog :)

re: formatting... you don't happen to use Ubuntu/Chrome, do you?

Dark Arts 101: Using presuppositions

He says that natural events are included in the category of journalism that's not about exposing other peoples secrets....

Dark Arts 101: Using presuppositions

LOL, how did I miss this:

1) There is quite a bit of journalism that has nothing to do with exposing other peoples secrets. This would include reporting on natural events (storms, snow, earthquakes, politicians lying or accepting bribes).

Are you under the impression that a politician wouldn't consider his accepting bribes to be a secret?

Dark Arts 101: Using presuppositions
  1. Wikileaks has published less than 1% of the diplomatic cables[1]. It goes thorough and removes sensitive and personal information before posting them online[2]. Except for a handful of exceptions, they only publish information that one of their newspaper partners has already published[2].

  2. In the US we don't say people are guilty until proven so -- Manning has made no public confession, and has not been tried. He's being held solely as the result of one man's (Adrian Lamo's) testimony, to the best of our knowledge[3]. That man was forcibly checked into a mental institution 3 weeks before said informing, and has made several inconsistent statements about his relationship with Manning, and what Manning told him to the press[4].

New Year's Resolutions

What do you suppose Einstein would say about doing different things over and over and expecting the same result? :p

Rationality Quotes: December 2010

Never trust anyone unless you're talking in person? :p

How To Lose 100 Karma In 6 Hours -- What Just Happened

Yes. If I didn't none of this would make any sense...

How To Lose 100 Karma In 6 Hours -- What Just Happened

It's interesting, but I don't see any similarly high-effectiveness ways to influence Peter Thiel... Republicans already want to do high x-risk things, Thiel doesn't already want to decrease funding.

How To Lose 100 Karma In 6 Hours -- What Just Happened

After reviewing my copies of the deleted post, I can say that he doesn't say this explicitly. I was remembering another commenter who was trying to work out the implications on x-risk of having viewed the basilisk.

EY does say things that directly imply he thinks the post is a basilisk because of an x-risk increase, but he does not say what he thinks that increase is.

Edit: can't reply, no karma. It means I don't know if it's proportional.

How To Lose 100 Karma In 6 Hours -- What Just Happened

At karma 0 I can't reply to each of you one at a time (rate limited - 10 min per post), so here are my replies in a single large comment:


@JoshuaZ

I would feel differently about nuke designs. As I said in the "why" links, I believe that EY has a bug when it comes to tail risks. This is an attempt to fix that bug.

Basically non-nuke censorship isn't necessary when you use a reddit engine... and Roko's post isn't a nuke.


@rwallace

Yes, though you'd have to say more.


@jaimeastorga2000

Incredible, thanks for the link


@shokwave

Incredible. Where were you two days ago!

After Roko's post on the question of enduring torture to reduce existential risks, I was sure they're must be a SIAI/LWer who was willing to kill for the cause, but no one spoke up. Thanks :p


@Jack

In this case my estimate is a 5% chance that EY wants to spread the censored material, and used censoring for publicity. Therefore spreading the censored material is questionable as a tactic.


@rwallace

Great! Get EY to rot13 posts instead of censoring them.


@Psychohistorian

You can't just pretend that the threat is trivial when it's not.

Fair enough. But you can't pretend that it's illegal when it's not (ie. the torture/murder example you gave).


@katydee

Actually, I just sent an email. Christians/Republicans are killing ??? people for the same reason they blocked stem cell research: stupidity. Also, why you're not including EY in that causal chain is beyond me.


@Lightwave

I think his blackmail declarations either don't cover my precommitment, or they also require him to not obey US laws (which are also threats).

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