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Comment author: Elo 21 September 2017 06:22:25PM 1 point [-]

As a heads up - my email was in spam.

Comment author: tut 21 September 2017 05:37:31PM *  1 point [-]

I don't know. What it looks like on my end is that scrolling takes time. It is as though my browser has to do some shit to figure out what the text is, instead of just displaying it like on a normal page.

So I read a line, hit down arrow, nothing happens, I start reading the next line etc. After a while the page starts jumping around like it's doing all the down arrows at irregular intervals. Ok, that's annoying, so I stop hitting down arrow and instead read the 1-2 paragraphs that are on the top of the screen, then hit page down. Nothing happens, hit page down again etc. So I scroll back up to where I was, hitting page up once at a time and waiting for the page to scroll like it's twenty years ago and I just downloaded a large picture. Then I read the part of the text that I can see, hit page down again, sit and wait until it reacts, notice that I don't understand what I'm reading, notice that that's because I skipped a paragraph because it was behind the hoverboard, hit page up to find where I was and then try to scroll down part of a screen using the scrollbar. Nothing happens. I wait a while. The text starts to jump around again, because getting no feedback I scrolled a long way. Then I gave up.

I don't remember what the article was about, I didn't actually get to the meat of it. On most sites I would have given up and forgotten it ever existed after the first time that page down didn't work instantly.

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Comment author: Elo 21 September 2017 05:51:13PM 0 points [-]

What os, browser and add-ons are you using?

Comment author: Elo 20 September 2017 10:47:57PM 0 points [-]

Edit made for formatting.

Comment author: Elo 20 September 2017 09:41:05PM 1 point [-]

You might like to read, "maps of meaning" by Jordan Peterson. He proposes that meaning sometimes will come from the stories that we tell help to form the meaning that we make for ourselves. All stories help us with meaning.

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Comment author: MaryCh 18 September 2017 07:50:38PM 0 points [-]

But why is it worth knowing?

Comment author: Elo 20 September 2017 09:33:05PM 0 points [-]

For that subset of the demographic there may be use in posts on relevant topics. Just as we have higher (double) depression rates than the normal population, and a post on depression may be relevant to them.

Comment author: ThoughtSpeed 20 September 2017 06:31:14AM *  0 points [-]

I find it funny people think questions about the Chinese Room argument or induction are obvious, tangential, or silly. xD

Anyway: What is the best algorithm for deciding between careers?

(Rule 1: Please don't say the words "consult 80,000 Hours" or "Use the 80K decision tool!" That is analogous to telling an atypically depressed person to "read a book on exercise and then go out and do things!" Like, that's really not a helpful thing, since those people are completely booked (they didn't respond to my application despite my fitting their checkboxes). Also I've been to two of their intro workshops.)

I want to know what object-level tools, procedures, heuristics etc. people here recommend for deciding between careers. Especially if one feels conflicted between different choices. Thanks! :)

Comment author: Elo 20 September 2017 09:04:02PM 0 points [-]

There is a reason people say 80k. And it's because they did the research already.

If not 80k. Read deep work, so good they can't ignore you and maybe others booms that suggest a "strategy" for employment. (short version - get a job in an area on purpose. Ie if you are a vampire, a job in a factory making garlic free whole foods.)

Ask people around you. Maybe 10. Why they chose their career, and if they like it. Ignore their answers and double check by observing them work.

Comment author: Jiro 19 September 2017 06:21:53PM 0 points [-]

I just tried lesserwrong.com. Neither IE nor Firefox would do anything when I clicked "login". I had to use Chrome. Even using Chrome, I tried to sign in and had no feedback when I used a bad user and password, making it unclear whether the values were even submitted to the server.

Comment author: Elo 19 September 2017 07:16:01PM 0 points [-]

I believe that is on purpose. Login is not open yet.

Comment author: Thomas 18 September 2017 06:58:17PM 5 points [-]


But I saw this:

Time to put humans before business.

Time to put humans before oxygen, too? Silly stuff.

Comment author: Elo 18 September 2017 08:25:14PM 1 point [-]


Comment author: Elo 17 September 2017 10:19:56PM 6 points [-]

I volunteer to contact him and invite him to AMA if there is interest in the idea. Vote or comment to register interest. 10upv will do it. If you see >10upv comment if I have missed it.

Comment author: MaryCh 17 September 2017 02:42:18PM 0 points [-]

Thank you for compiling another survey!

And on a completely unrelated note, what is it that we actually want to know about ourselves as LW? Surely it can't be the gender ratio. It's not like we don't already know not to post "traditionally feminine" stuff or something. It seems to me that surveys aren't done to achieve some further goal, although the results, of course, are of some curiosity. Sorry if this is counterproductive, I am genuinely interested in the above question.

Comment author: Elo 17 September 2017 07:52:15PM 1 point [-]

Without explaining - the demographic is useful to know.

I think it's good to ask the question - if the question yielded x results what would we do with that information?

For gender specifically non-binary gender is about 10x more common on lesswrong than in the American population. That's worth knowing.

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