Yoav Ravid

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Oh so that's why it vanished so fast! i downvoted it after applying it to make sure it doesn't go above anything else.

My tools suggestion was about actual tools, not techniques, could be online tools software, physical tools. anything that's both a tool and relevant to lesswrong

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so.. uh... how do i remove a tag if i accidentally applied it? don't know if I'm the first one it happens to, but surely not the last :)

Awesome feature btw, a few tag suggestions:


Projects (To see either project ideas, personal projects people work on / shared, and projects looking for collaborators)


group rationality

communication / Interpersonal communication

Soft skills


Ideas for an action coordination website

Hey, just seen this.

Sure, i would love to have a chat if you want. I'll DM you my Email and my Discord, feel free to contact me :)

Is there an assurance-contract website in work?

Interesting. i don't use Facebook so i won't participate/follow the group, but this is a subject i'm still interested in and thinking on, so i would appreciate if you would inform of any major things that stem from there :)

What are the Nth Order Effects of the Coronavirus?

Yes, that's the spirit i was trying to convey, thanks for clarifying it

Tsuyoku Naritai! (I Want To Become Stronger)

I can't find any reference for the saying at the beginning. Can someone help?

Tagging (Click Gear Icon to filter Coronavirus content)

I love this feature! really the one i probably lacked most on lesswrong. all the features you're considering sound good to me.

SARS-CoV-2 pool-testing algorithm puzzle

Even without finding the exact person who's sick, this can go along very well with community based approaches (as described here for example), where you try to find communities that have infections and isolate them from other communities to stop the spread from getting everywhere. its especially helpful when you have a large scarcity of tests.

How dangerous is it to test a vaccine without animal trials?

I think an answer is mainly how "fat" the tail is, which you addressed.

i am wondering though, how much of the risks to animals in animal trials apply to humans. not because of difference in biology, but whether we can know how much we don't know about a vaccine before we give it, and only give the least uncertain to humans (cause i assume we're being less careful on animals). i guess we can't know much and my prior on testing vaccines was "dangerous on average, with really fat tail"

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