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Comment author: lukeprog 24 August 2017 03:55:33PM 1 point [-]

One of my most-used tools is very simple: an Alfred snippet that let's me paste-as-plain-text using Cmd+Opt+V.

Comment author: lukeprog 01 July 2017 09:36:21PM 9 points [-]


Comment author: LessWrong 02 June 2017 07:55:48PM *  1 point [-]

Meta post:

How often does it happen that:

  1. You're reading a book, and it's not particularly interesting, or there's nothing new in it, and you put it down;

  2. You read a book, and after n amount of (days, months, years) you felt that it wasn't as good as you felt it was when reading it.

I've recently felt a "yeah, cool" feeling about books I'm reading and am curious if it happens to other people.

Comment author: lukeprog 03 June 2017 11:32:00PM 0 points [-]
  1. Constantly.
  2. Frequently.
Comment author: lukeprog 02 June 2017 07:40:42PM 12 points [-]
Comment author: lukeprog 23 May 2017 07:28:54PM 1 point [-]

Thanks for briefly describing those Doctor Who episodes.

Comment author: lukeprog 07 March 2017 10:24:42PM 5 points [-]

Lists of textbook award winners like this list might also be useful.

Comment author: Pablo_Stafforini 25 February 2017 01:50:10AM *  0 points [-]

Luke's post, based on this recommendation, reads as follows:

On economics, realitygrill recommends McAfee's Introduction to Economic Analysis over Mankiw's Macroeconomics and Case & Fair's Principles of Macroeconomics

I believe the books realitygrill is referring to are instead Mankiw's Principles of Microeconomics and Case & Fair's Principles of Microeconomics, since McAfee's is a microeconomics (not a macroeconomics) textbook.

Comment author: lukeprog 25 February 2017 09:44:11PM 0 points [-]

Fixed, thanks.

Comment author: lukeprog 27 January 2017 02:41:03PM *  3 points [-]

Today I encountered a real-life account of a the chain story — involving a cow rather than an elephant — around 24:10 into the "Best of BackStory, Vol. 1" episode of the podcast BackStory.

Comment author: AnnaSalamon 03 December 2016 04:56:18AM 0 points [-]

Got any that contrast with "raising awareness" or "outreach"?

Comment author: lukeprog 07 December 2016 06:06:38PM 0 points [-]

"Accuracy-boosting" or "raising accuracy"?

Comment author: AlexMennen 03 May 2016 06:56:21AM 1 point [-]


Comment author: lukeprog 03 May 2016 06:28:24PM 2 points [-]

Source. But the non-cached page says "The details of this job cannot be viewed at this time," so maybe the job opening is no longer available.

FWIW, I'm a bit familiar with Dafoe's thinking on the issues, and I think it would be a good use of time for the right person to work with him.

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