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Comment author: jjvt 13 March 2018 11:32:31PM 0 points [-]

How do I reset/recover my password in greaterwrong? Or does my old lesswrong password work there?

Comment author: Elo 13 March 2018 11:36:05PM 0 points [-]

Greaterwrong uses the account data on lesserwrong which got its data from lw1.0

Comment author: jjvt 13 March 2018 10:49:21PM 1 point [-]

It looks like this is my last chance to comment before being locked out:

The new site doesn't work for me. I can't even test if my account was succesfully copied, the login button doesn't work (nothing happends when I click it). I can read articles, but expanding/collapsing comments, changing sort order or hiding/showing the menu don't work.

In the browser console I can see the error "23:32:44.521 SyntaxError: missing = in const declaration" in 168fe459c5f7f951455b85e6019b9d94a5142c29e.js:9:1210986 (I guess there are more errors, but the execution stops there).

I have an firefox 48.0.2 (and other even older browsers) on GNU/Linux and I can't easily install any newer version on my computer.

I didn't originally have my recovery email set for some time when the new site was launched, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to get a new password for the new site if and when I get a properly working computer. I might lose my account for good.

It looks like javascript is the source of this problem (and actually many other proplems others have reported in the new site). I would highly recommend testing that all essential functionality (at least: listing and reading all articles, listing and reading all comments of an article, loging in / creating accounts, writing text-only comments and articles) works with javascript completely disabled, or even better in a completely text based browser.

Comment author: Elo 13 March 2018 11:03:22PM 0 points [-]


Comment author: DrEinstein10 27 February 2018 07:03:50PM 1 point [-]

Thanks Elo. I already have a database full of topics and a list of related books for each topic, but they are not rated yet. I'm now looking at University websites trying to find what textbooks they use to add that information into the database, but it is open for everyone to rate and add comments to help others find the best books for each topic.

Comment author: Elo 27 February 2018 07:30:50PM 0 points [-]

Better ranked universities tend to use the best books. But you might have to gather a few "opinions" before you agree with that.

Comment author: DrEinstein10 27 February 2018 08:03:53AM 1 point [-]

Hi, I am currently building a website to find recommended textbooks for specific topics, because I personally wanted this tool and I thought it might help other students like me, and I just randomly found this webpage a few days ago. I was wondering if I could use some of the comments here for my website, I just want to share your recommendations with more people and I will obviously add links back to this webpage and include the acknowledgements . Would that be ok with you?

By the way, the website is: www.books2learn.com

I just started this project a few weeks ago, so if you have any ideas to make it better I'm open to suggestions.


Comment author: Elo 27 February 2018 09:11:48AM 1 point [-]

Yes. Maybe look on good reads for suggestions too. And university course book suggestions

Comment author: Val 13 February 2018 08:54:38PM *  0 points [-]

That's true, but the change a strong AI would make would be probably completely irreversible and unmodifiable.

Comment author: Elo 13 February 2018 10:11:48PM 0 points [-]

Is that different to how humans are the dominant planetary species?

Comment author: Val 13 February 2018 07:29:51PM 0 points [-]

This brings up an interesting ethical dilemma. If strong AI will ever be possible, it will be probably designed with the values of what you described as a small minority. Does this this small minority have the ethical right to enforce a new world upon the majority which will be against their values?

Comment author: Elo 13 February 2018 08:42:14PM 1 point [-]

Wouldn't be the first time that a small minority were enacting the change they wanted. The universe is not ethical or anything.

Comment author: LessWrong 01 February 2018 10:23:07AM 2 points [-]

When exactly did that happen? I haven't been here when the site was "highly active" (which I assume when EY was making the sequences posts) but do we have any statistics about it? I could build a small scraper and make a graph for dates and stuff, but somebody with access to the database could do it much better.

I don't remember ever seeing statistics on that.

Comment author: Elo 01 February 2018 08:26:49PM 0 points [-]

There is detailed google analytics going back a while.

Comment author: bidbid 27 January 2018 09:07:59PM 0 points [-]

Hello, I'm just a guy that found this site by chance, I have a "system" I base my decision making on but while I wasn't able to find "problems" in my way of thinking I am sure there must be some, so I wanted to write it down for you to dissect, probably a lot of stuff you've heard of already but oh well :D

Comment author: Elo 28 January 2018 01:51:35AM 0 points [-]

welcome! You might like to hang out on the soon-to-be-merged new site - http://www.lesserwrong.com

This site is inactive.

Comment author: RedMan 03 January 2018 12:50:47PM 0 points [-]

You back to trampolining yet?

Way to eat a broken bone and not seek medical attention for it, someone I knew did about what you did and ended up having to have a doctor re-break and set the bone to fix things. Lots of 'newly fit' people, particularly teenagers, have your 'injury from stupidity' behavior pattern. This is one of the reasons professional athletes are banned from amateur sports by their contracts

The great coach Louis Simmons is worth reading, he will expand your mind on your weakest link theory.

My own conclusion on your magic enlightenment pill, based on my lived experience: super awesome when you're lifting, Fs you up a bit when you're not. Use it around intense exercise, otherwise avoid.

Comment author: Elo 03 January 2018 03:35:02PM 1 point [-]

Interesting you say that about bad when you are not lifting. There just wasn't any warning from anyone (there probably was but I took no notice).

I have been back to doctors, and I do run several times a week these days. It's not set wrong or else I couldn't run, and I never got an x-ray.

I went back to trampoline 6 months later and I injured myself trying to do something that I didn't have the muscles for any more. It strikes me as more dangerous than I was willing to admit. It's exercise that really pushes your body and I'm not sure I am comfortable with it compared to things that are more within a body's limit.

For example rock climbing - you are limited by what your body let's you do. Only lift your own weight. And that's a lot closer to the safe limit than trampolines which interact with external contraption and do things like compress your spine and cause unnatural brain shaking.

Weakest link theory was a bit of a joke but I am sure there is some truth to it.

Comment author: Elo 16 December 2017 05:41:13AM 0 points [-]

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