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Comment author: malo 29 August 2015 07:15:01PM 5 points [-]

Another $1,001 donation has come it.

One last $1,001 match remaining.

Comment author: malo 30 August 2015 08:59:23PM *  4 points [-]

Someone just snagged the last $1,001 match. Thanks to all those who donated $1,001 to secure the matching, and DeevGrape for providing it!

Comment author: malo 29 August 2015 02:37:30AM *  5 points [-]

3 of the 5 $1,001 matches have already been claimed. As additional $1,001 donations come in I'll post updates here.

Comment author: malo 29 August 2015 07:15:01PM 5 points [-]

Another $1,001 donation has come it.

One last $1,001 match remaining.

Comment author: DeevGrape 27 August 2015 02:39:41AM 25 points [-]

In addition to the ~$15,000 I've donated so far this drive, I'm matching the next 5 donations of (exactly) $1001 this fundraiser. It's unlikely I'll donate this money anytime soon without the matching, so I'm hoping my decision is counterfactual enough for the donation-matching skeptics out there :)

To the stars!

Comment author: malo 29 August 2015 02:37:30AM *  5 points [-]

3 of the 5 $1,001 matches have already been claimed. As additional $1,001 donations come in I'll post updates here.

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 19 March 2015 02:52:03PM *  2 points [-]

Same for me, and it was working half an hour ago.

Comment author: malo 19 March 2015 04:17:18PM 6 points [-]

The server was down, but it is back up again now.

Comment author: RichardKennaway 19 March 2015 10:58:36AM 4 points [-]

Does it have RSS feeds? I didn't see any.

Comment author: malo 19 March 2015 04:15:57PM 6 points [-]

It does: http://agentfoundations.org/rss

The link to it is the last thing in the right sidebar. It says RSS in green.

Comment author: ilzolende 15 March 2015 10:28:34PM 6 points [-]

I am thinking of recommending this to people, all of whom are unlikely to pay. Is having people acquire this for $0 who would otherwise not have read it beneficial or harmful to MIRI? (If the answer is "harmful because of paying for people to download it", I can email it to my friends with a payment link instead of directing them to your website.)

Comment author: malo 15 March 2015 11:59:36PM *  7 points [-]

Definitely beneficial, there is no cost worth considering when it comes to the next marginal person getting the book through our site, even if their selection is $0. So don't worry about directing them there.

Comment author: [deleted] 15 March 2015 05:26:18PM 1 point [-]

What about Bitcoin?

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Comment author: malo 15 March 2015 11:56:30PM 5 points [-]

No fees, but also takes some extra staff time (additional bookkeeping/accounting work is involved), so there is some cost to it. If we got more BTC donations it would reduce the time cost per donation, due to effects of batching, but as it stands now, they are usually processed (record added to our donor database and accounting software) on an individual basis.

One thing that takes a significant amount of time is when someone mis-pays a Coinbase invoice (sends a different amount of BTC then they indicated on the Coinbase form on our site). Coinbase treats these payments in a different way that ends up requiring more time to process on our end.

All that being said we like having the BTC donation option, and it always makes me happy to see one come in. So if making contributions via BTC is your preference, I'm all for it :)

Comment author: [deleted] 14 March 2015 07:48:37PM *  8 points [-]

I paid $0 because I'd rather not pay transaction fees on a donation to charity. You can donate to MIRI directly here:

https://intelligence.org/donate/

And CFAR here:

http://rationality.org/donate/

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Comment author: malo 15 March 2015 04:19:47PM 3 points [-]

See my comment here about this.

Comment author: DanielLC 14 March 2015 02:25:19AM 7 points [-]

Couldn't you pay $0.00, send the money to MIRI, and avoid transaction fees?

Comment author: malo 15 March 2015 04:17:38PM 3 points [-]

Depending on how you sent money to MIRI, we'd incur transaction fees anyway (donating through PayPal using a PayPal account or CC). ACH donations have lower fees, and checks don't have any, but both of those take staff time to process, so unless the donation was say $50 or more, it probably wouldn't be worth it.

Comment author: ChristianKl 15 September 2014 12:22:38PM 3 points [-]

Actually the post says: Don't buy index funds because the efficient market hypothesis isn't true.

Comment author: malo 15 September 2014 06:53:00PM 7 points [-]

Slight nitpick. It's actually saying, you can do better than just buying index funds, not that you shouldn't buy them.

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