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Comment author: wedrifid 19 July 2014 12:19:33PM 39 points [-]

Is there anything we should do?

  • Meet 10 new people (over a moderately challenging personal specific timeframe).
  • Express gratitude or appreciation.
  • Work close to where we live.
  • Have new experiences.
  • Get regular exercise.

ie. No. Nothing about this article comes remotely close to changing the highest expected value actions for the majority of the class 'we'. If it happens that there is a person in that class for whom this opens an opportunity to create (more expected) value then it is comparatively unlikely that that person is the kind who would benefit from "we shoulding" exhortations.

Comment author: atorm 19 July 2014 05:24:46PM 12 points [-]

I want this list posted in response to every "is there anything we should do" ever. Just all over the internet. I would give you more than one upvote just for that list if I could.

Comment author: Will_Newsome 11 July 2014 10:15:04AM 3 points [-]

I think that as an alternative to permitting deletion of posts, it would be better to give an x10 downvote hammer (in addition to the normal one; and perhaps only for posts) to all users with Karma 10000

I currently have 8,448 karma. I could reach 10,000 in a few weeks if I so desired. I don't imagine many here would want me to have a downvote hammer. Still, this general category of solutions is good.

Comment author: atorm 13 July 2014 12:27:47PM 1 point [-]

Part of me wants to just glimpse that world for a little while.

Comment author: drethelin 10 July 2014 09:28:31PM 3 points [-]

to be fair, bounded rationality is very reasonable, since rationality takes mental effort bothering to apply it to contexts that don't really matter to you is probably not worth it. I doubt Eliezer gives much of a shit about how Lesswrong.com is going these days, and his ban was almost certainly because that post annoyed him (as it did me).

Comment author: atorm 13 July 2014 12:22:31PM 10 points [-]

I miss when he cared. People give Yudkowsky a lot of flak these days, which may or may not be warranted, but when he was on form, he really produced a lot of engagingly written material. I worry that there is a feedback loop between people giving him a hard time because he hasn't produced anything to excite us recently and him not wanting to write because he only ever gets a hard time.

Comment author: atorm 06 July 2014 06:46:18PM 1 point [-]

Dafuq did I just read.

Comment author: pinyaka 07 June 2014 01:11:46AM 3 points [-]

With your and David's karma, it seems like you must have a fair number of comments. The 4xkarma limitation on downvotes suggests that it's someone who's got a fair amount of karma (or several accounts with a fair amount of karma if you're getting multiple downvotes per comment) doing the mass downvoting. That's just weird. It's hard to imagine which high karma person on LW would engage in individual persecution like that.

Comment author: atorm 22 June 2014 12:44:54PM 3 points [-]

We've traced the call, and it turns out it was Eliezer Yudkowsky the whole time!

Comment author: mgin 03 April 2014 01:13:26AM *  1 point [-]

fish antibiotics


Comment author: atorm 03 April 2014 01:47:57AM 0 points [-]

Why for fish?

Comment author: 1986ED52 19 March 2014 06:48:45AM 3 points [-]

Both my eyes may from time to time perceive colors in a different way. When they do, one would see everything in more greenish-blue hues, the other in more red-yellowish hues. It's often the case when I closed one eye for a moment, or when that eye was on the pillow side after resting. So I assume it's either temperature-related, or simply that one of my eyes' cone cells were too exposed to, say, red, because of red light filtering through my closed eyelid, and therefore were less sensitive to it afterwards.

(I scored 3 on http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-well-do-you-see-color-173018)

Comment author: atorm 22 March 2014 03:07:43PM 0 points [-]

I have this too.

Comment author: atorm 05 March 2014 01:08:25PM 3 points [-]

Do you own many books for which digital copies don't already exist?

Comment author: RomeoStevens 27 February 2014 06:18:35AM 1 point [-]

You can get sashimi delivered to your house frozen for around $25 a pound.

Comment author: atorm 27 February 2014 12:52:02PM 3 points [-]

That seems really expensive.

Comment author: atorm 07 February 2014 02:37:15AM 2 points [-]

I really enjoyed reading this.

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