Rational Feed

Scott:

http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/05/11/silicon-valley-a-reality-check/ – What a person finds in Silicon Valley mirrors the seeker.

Rationalism:

http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/ozz/gearsness_of_understanding/ – “I want to point at a property of models that isn’t about what they’re modeling. It interacts with the clarity of what they’re modeling, but only in the same way that smudged lines in a roadmap interact with the clarity of the roadmap. This property is how deterministically interconnected the variables of the model are.”. The theory is applied to multiple explicit examples.

https://thepdv.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/how-i-use-beeminder/ – Short but gives details. Beeminder is the only productivity system that worked for the author.

Research Analysis:

https://everythingstudies.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/the-eurovision-song-contest-taste-landscape/ – Analysis of Voting patterns in the Eurovision Contest. Alliances and voting Blocs are analyzed in depth.

https://srconstantin.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/do-pineal-gland-extracts-promote-longevity-well-maybe/ – Analysis of hormonal systems and their effect on metabolism and longevity.

https://acesounderglass.com/2017/05/11/an-opportunity-to-throw-money-at-the-problem-of-medical-science/ – Help crowdfund a randomized controlled trial. A promising Sepsis treatment needs a RCT but the method is very cheap and unpatentable. So there is no financial incentive for a company to fund the study.

Amusement:

https://putanumonit.com/2017/05/12/dark-fiction/ – Jacob does some Kabbalahistic Analysis on the Story of Jacob, Unsong Style.

Adjacent:

https://fredrikdeboer.com/2017/05/11/study-of-the-week-rebutting-academically-adrift-with-its-own-mechanism/ – Freddie wrote his dissertation on the College Learning Assessment, the primary source in “Academically Adrift”.

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Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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