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Comment author: LessWrong 19 February 2018 12:58:49PM *  0 points [-]

Browsed the net too much and found this. Time to weaponise dopamine. Anyone got a list of actions/objects/whatever and the amount of dopamine they produce?

Seriously now, why bother looking for the g-spot when you can just stuff two cheeseburgers down there..

Comment author: LessWrong 19 February 2018 12:52:50PM 0 points [-]

First thing first: it's nice.

My (probably irrelevant) issue with it is that.. it kind of nulls all the effort that went into LW2. It's fine to make something as a prototype and eventually replace it, but "alternative" suggests that it exists side-by-side. This kind of double-effort just seems pointless. Why not just make the LW2 site better, rather than make another site and have two sites that do the same thing?

Also, I don't think commenting with your existing account is okay. Did they just hand you over the database? That does violate consent/trust. Why do more people need to know this particular email-password combination? If I can't trust you to NOT hand over my email-password combo to literally everyone then I'll be sending EY an email with a good argument for quantum suicide,'cause seriously, if a damn email address can't be contained we might as well pack it up right now, no chance to win against an AI.

Comment author: cousin_it 29 January 2018 11:34:12PM *  5 points [-]

I just spent the last few days rereading old posts and comments, reminiscing about how much fun we had as a fandom. Then we tried to turn into a goal-based community, but it turns out social connections arise from having a common focus of emotion, not from hard work.

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: LessWrong 01 February 2018 10:02:24AM *  4 points [-]

Confession thread. I've been in love with LessWrong for about 5 years (my first post was this, found on 4chan. Maybe it isn't exceptional but it always had a place in my heart. In fact, it gave me the courage to get my first job when I was scared of being outside) and I've never admitted it. Now that it's about to go boom I can finally confess that, even though I've been a horrible student. Take that, LW2, you'll never be as awesome.

NEWSFLASH: HPMOR chapter 123 released: Something to protect: Less Wrong.

Comment author: saturn 29 January 2018 07:08:02PM *  5 points [-]

Hi, I'm the one who created Greater Wrong. I'm intending to announce it more widely once it doesn't have so many conspicuously missing features, but it's something I'm working on in my spare time so progress is somewhat gradual. You can, however, already log in and post comments. You can use your existing LW 2.0 username/password or create a new one. Let me know if you have any problems.

Comment author: LessWrong 30 January 2018 09:52:22PM *  2 points [-]

Excellent job. You got bonus points for writing it in Lisp. I assume you've read SICP?

Comment author: LessWrong 28 January 2018 10:49:55PM *  13 points [-]

Old site love thread.

Just curious how many people like, and possibly even prefer, the old site.

I'd also like to know if anyone else has terrible experience with site redesigns. They always, for some reason, end up terrible. Likelyhood of bias: 60%.

Open thread, January 29 - ∞

6 LessWrong 28 January 2018 10:44PM

Might as well go with a bang.

Comment author: Elo 19 June 2017 11:00:31AM 1 point [-]


make plans, invite people along, exchange details.

Comment author: LessWrong 19 June 2017 12:07:35PM 0 points [-]

What do you mean by "logistics"?

Comment author: LessWrong 19 June 2017 10:48:21AM 0 points [-]

How do you move from a superficial relationship (I see you at work) to a more meaningful relationship? (friends)?

Comment author: LessWrong 09 June 2017 06:43:09PM 0 points [-]

CFAR also has a booklist. Eliezer has one too, but says it's deprecated. There's the 'rationality' tag on on Goodreads, and it's up to you to decide if the books listed live up to it.

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