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Comment author: iceman 09 October 2017 09:09:40PM 3 points [-]

if you took the survey and hit 'submit', your information was saved and you don't have to take it again.

I'm not sure this is true.

I took the survey over two sessions, where I filled out most of the multiple choice questions in the first session, and most of the long form questions in the second. When I did my final submitting, I also downloaded a copy of my answers. I was annoyed to find that it didn't contain my long form responses. At the time, I had assumed that this was just an export error, but you might want to verify that across sessions, at least long form responses from the additional sessions get saved.

Comment author: pepe_prime 13 September 2017 01:20:21PM 10 points [-]

[Survey Taken Thread]

By ancient tradition, if you take the survey you may comment saying you have done so here, and people will upvote you and you will get karma.

Let's make these comments a reply to this post. That way we continue the tradition, but keep the discussion a bit cleaner.

Comment author: iceman 17 September 2017 09:05:29PM 11 points [-]

Survey taken!

Comment author: iceman 27 November 2016 11:27:09PM 0 points [-]

I have previously been critical of Effective Altruism, comparing it to trying to be an Effective CooperateBot (example).

If we were to extend Effective CooperateBot to the other sorts of players in prisoner's dilemmas, by analogy we'd call egoists Effective FairBot / Effective PrudentBot, depending on how your brand of egoism deals with CooperateBots.

That's a mouthfull and might be too technical, but it might be a nice way of reframing the question; when you said 'egoism,' I didn't know exactly what you meant.

Comment author: iceman 28 September 2016 09:49:14PM 4 points [-]

I also enjoyed the linked Politics Is Upstream of Science, which went in-depth on the state interventions in science talked about in the beginning of this piece.

[Link] Politics Is Upstream of AI

4 iceman 28 September 2016 09:47PM
Comment author: Gleb_Tsipursky 27 April 2016 01:13:01AM 1 point [-]

friendly efforts

Just be grateful I'm not using ponies :-)

Comment author: iceman 27 April 2016 10:58:31PM 3 points [-]

Now, now, I'm entirely down with the use of ponies to make points about rationality.

Comment author: iceman 06 April 2016 09:08:09PM *  3 points [-]

Easy entrance is how September happened, both on LessWrong and on Usenet.

My personal bias here is that I see little hope for most of the application level network protocols built in the 80s and 90s, but have high hope for future federated protocols. Urbit in particular since a certain subtribe of the LW diaspora will already be moving there as soon as it's ready.

Comment author: iceman 04 April 2016 11:43:19PM *  -1 points [-]

I will take minor exception to your exceptions. One of the big lessons of LessWrong for me is how different decision processes react in the iterated prisoner's dilemma. In your exceptions, you don't condition your behaviour on the expected behaviour of your trading partner. The greatest lesson I took away from LessWrong was Don't Be CooperateBot. I would however, endorse FairBot versions of your statements:

"I am the kind of person who keeps promises to the kind of person who keeps promises," and "I am a person who can be relied upon to cooperate with people who can be relied upon to cooperate."

(You'll notice that I cut out the loyalty part on that second one. I am undecided here. A lot of social technology at least vaguely pattern matches to CliqueBot, which is how I generally map loyalty to the prisoner's dilemma. However, I'm not going to endorse it as optimal.)

Comment author: Huluk 26 March 2016 12:55:37AM *  26 points [-]

[Survey Taken Thread]

By ancient tradition, if you take the survey you may comment saying you have done so here, and people will upvote you and you will get karma.

Let's make these comments a reply to this post. That way we continue the tradition, but keep the discussion a bit cleaner.

Comment author: iceman 26 March 2016 03:03:27AM 40 points [-]

Survey achieved.

Comment author: Viliam 01 March 2016 09:09:39AM *  0 points [-]

I wonder, if the account is banned, does it also prevent them from sending private messages, or merely from posting on the forum (which they don't do anyway).

Also, could everyone who voted "yes" please confirm whether it was the same account, or whether there are multiple scammer accounts?

Comment author: iceman 02 March 2016 12:36:18AM 1 point [-]

That's the account that I got the spam from AND they just messaged me again.

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