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Comment author: Vaniver 19 June 2017 06:42:39PM 0 points [-]

Yeah, that site is pretty excellent. (The one thing about it that seems sort of 'meh' to me is putting the 'next page' button all the way under lists of links, which show up a bunch at the start; you have to do a lot of scrolling and a lot of clicking to hit the first non-preface Eliezer words. I think it's pretty important, for newcomers especially, that one click puts them in front of the first post.

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 19 June 2017 10:24:35PM 0 points [-]

Thanks!

(FYI: You can also click "Contents", at the top right, which takes you to the table of contents.)

Comment author: Lumifer 19 June 2017 07:12:44PM 1 point [-]

Take a look at this site

The link as given fails to load in Firefox 54.0 with the "Secure Connection Failed" error message (and, notably, Firefox doesn't offer me an obvious way to make an exception for this site). The link does work if you replace the https:// with the plain http://

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 19 June 2017 10:16:27PM 1 point [-]

Hmm, interesting. I can't reproduce this issue (Chrome 58.0.3029.110 / Firefox 54.0 / Opera 45.0.2552.888 / Safari 10.0.1 on Mac; Chrome 59.0.3071.86 / Firefox 47.0 on Linux).

Is anyone else getting this?

Comment author: Vaniver 13 June 2017 04:07:41PM 6 points [-]

One of the things that we've noticed, doing user interviews of several solid posters from previous eras of Less Wrong, is that most of them didn't write their first comment or post until they had been on the site for months, and had been spending that time lurking and reading the Sequences. (This was my introduction to the site, for example.)

This suggests to me that there is actually something really good that happens when you read the Sequences front to back. (Like Viliam points out, there's an ebook and physical book versions are starting to come out, and also the redesign involves making the UI for reading through the Sequences much better.)

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 17 June 2017 02:02:02AM 3 points [-]

making the UI for reading through the Sequences much better

Take a look at this site :)

Comment author: DragonGod 04 June 2017 07:03:39PM 0 points [-]

I already have the PDFs(which I distribute wantonly). I am not sure whether it is more advisable to direct people to the site as opposed to giving them the PDFs. As it is, I usually download Lesswrong pages for offline reading, while I don't want to self-anchor I'm not sure the site is better than the PDF.

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 05 June 2017 12:59:51AM 0 points [-]

Also, FYI, once the remaining two books are up, the entire site will be made available as a zipped web archive, which you'll be able to download for offline viewing.

Comment author: LessWrong 04 June 2017 07:49:53PM 0 points [-]

A new, better way to read the Sequences

Sorry to nitpick but you haven't said in which way it is better than the on-site Sequences or the PDF.

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 05 June 2017 12:58:29AM 1 point [-]

See my reply to DragonGod below re: comparison to PDF. I think this is easier to navigate, and certainly more readable, than the Sequences here, but of course YMMV :)

Comment author: DragonGod 04 June 2017 07:03:39PM 0 points [-]

I already have the PDFs(which I distribute wantonly). I am not sure whether it is more advisable to direct people to the site as opposed to giving them the PDFs. As it is, I usually download Lesswrong pages for offline reading, while I don't want to self-anchor I'm not sure the site is better than the PDF.

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 05 June 2017 12:57:16AM 0 points [-]

Well, the PDF is a file you've got to have with you; what if you want to read on a different device? Laptop, desktop, phone, tablet, computer lab, etc.? The site is available from anywhere.

Comment author: Error 04 June 2017 06:50:49PM 0 points [-]

Typo in the evolutionary psychology chapter: "We compress this gargantuan historicalstatistical macrofact by saying “evolution did it.”

"Historicalstatistical" should have a hyphen in it. Original

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 05 June 2017 12:56:04AM 0 points [-]

Fixed, thanks!

Comment author: korin43 04 June 2017 03:18:57PM 2 points [-]

This seems like a good place to ask: How do people read long web based books like this without losing their place? I usually look for ebooks just because my ebook reader will remember what page I was on. I used to use bookmarks for this, but I use 4 different computers on a regular basis (two laptops, a tablet, and a phone). Instapaper / pocket work ok, but then if I add a bunch of links I'll forget about the older ones. Solutions?

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 04 June 2017 06:07:10PM 0 points [-]

Keep the browser window open? That's what I do.

Comment author: Randaly 04 June 2017 07:49:28AM 0 points [-]

Homepage seems to lack links to the last two books.

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 04 June 2017 08:44:22AM 0 points [-]

Yep, books V and VI aren't up yet, as the post says :)

Soon!

A new, better way to read the Sequences

13 SaidAchmiz 04 June 2017 05:10AM

A new way to read the Sequences:

https://www.readthesequences.com

It's also more mobile-friendly than a PDF/mobi/epub.

(The content is from the book — Rationality: From AI to Zombies. Books I through IV are up already; Books V and VI aren't up yet, but soon will be.)

Edit: Book V is now up.

Edit 2: Book VI is now up.

Edit 3: A zipped archive of the site (for offline viewing) is now available for download.

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