Rational Feed

Rationalist:

http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/p06/slatestarcodex_meetups_everywhere_analysis/ – Analysis of how the SSC meetups went is now up.

https://mindlevelup.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/you-will-have-fortune-tellers-no-more/ – The author explicitly attempts to copy Scott Alexander’s writing style. “You too can sacrifice your statistical chastity in a bona-fide bid for dark magical power.”

https://mindlevelup.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/decision-theories-in-real-life/ – Analyzed Theories: Causal Decision theory, Regret Minimization, Evidential Decision theory, Functional Decision Theory (MIRI’s latest version of DT), Attractor Theory and Internal Advisor Theory (Coherent Extrapolated Volition).

http://www.overcomingbias.com/2017/05/compelling-accurate.html – Short. Compelling Stories differ systematically from true stories.

https://www.jefftk.com/p/pound-confusion – “The Pound Sterling (GBP) is a peculiar currency union. There are English, Scottish, Northern Irish, Manx, Jersey, and Guernsey Pounds”

https://protokol2020.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/some-ideas-ive-noticed/ – 10 interesting speculative ideas on AI, data, society and the future. Some of them are [Culture_War].

EA:

http://effective-altruism.com/ea/1a0/a_model_of_strongminds_oxford_prioritisation/ – StrongMinds treats women with depression in Uganda. A fairly short analysis of the projects effectiveness.

Adjacent:

http://wakingup.libsyn.com/75-ask-me-anything-7 – “Sam Harris answers questions from listeners about the illusion of the self, his podcast with Charles Murray, the future of brain-machine interfaces, his BJJ practice, reasoning with the extreme Left, mindfulness and parenting, his experience of going back to school after a long break, transgenderism, increasing one’s vocabulary, and other topics.”

http://tim.blog/2017/05/12/art-de-vany/ – Podcast: “There is no such thing as successful aging because aging is damage.”

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Author: deluks917

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

5 thoughts on “Rational Feed”

    1. I have been doing it for something like two months on the SSC discord server. I just started crossposting to my blog 3 days ago. I am yet to miss a single day since I started. So I think I am likely to continue doing this daily for some decently large amount of time.

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      1. Ah, I see! That’s pretty awesome. Any thoughts on turning it into a weekly newsletter or a way for people to subscribe? I suspect there’d be some demand for this sort of thing on LessWrong and other rationalist circles. (I’d floated such an idea in the past, and it seemed like there was positive response).

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      2. For sending out the emails, a client like MailChimp might be useful. (Otherwise I think people can have an option to subscribe to new posts on wordpress by email.)

        Otherwise, a weekly round-up post on LessWrong would likely also be popular.

        On my end (and likely others), I’d be happy to share it on places like Facebook.

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