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Comment author: whpearson 12 June 2017 09:41:29AM 2 points [-]

I'm thinking about starting an AIrisk meetup every other tuesday in London. Anyone interested? Also if you could signal boost to other Londoners you know, that would be good.

Comment author: philh 12 June 2017 03:38:32PM *  3 points [-]

I think I'm unlikely to attend regularly, but what do you plan to do with the meetup? Lay discussion, technical discussion, attempts to make progress?

I'll link to this from the London rationalish group.

Comment author: MaryCh 09 June 2017 09:05:48AM 1 point [-]

Yvain once wrote a cute (but, to my mind, rather pointless) post about "rational poetry" or some such; but do rationalists even like poetry as a form of expression? Empirically?

If you want to say something in more detail, please leave a comment.


Comment author: philh 09 June 2017 09:53:28AM 1 point [-]

I wouldn't say I "like poetry" as such, but there are certainly poems I like; two that come to mind are If and Absolutely Nothing. Oh, and a lot of "lik the bred"s. I've sometimes listened to spoken poetry where I didn't follow the words very well but enjoyed the rhythm.

I think Brienne Yudkowsky has written about poetry.

Comment author: Thomas 31 May 2017 01:31:38PM 0 points [-]

I like your solution. Agree with you on all your points, too.

Can you do even better?

Comment author: philh 01 June 2017 11:16:14AM 1 point [-]

Well, "factors" is shorter than "divisors".

Comment author: Thomas 31 May 2017 08:46:37AM 0 points [-]

Naturals below 98 with exactly 2 divisors

first 25 naturals with exactly 2 divisors

Comment author: philh 31 May 2017 09:30:00AM 1 point [-]

Marginal: ints 2 to 98 with just 2 divisors

("ints" is only vaguely English; "just" is fine here, but debatable if you don't exclude 1.)

Also marginal: "numbers" instead of "naturals". Less precise, but there's only one sensible interpretation.

Comment author: Thomas 29 May 2017 08:05:51PM *  0 points [-]

Sure it counts. Can you do better? For this one is wrong,

Comment author: philh 30 May 2017 04:32:31PM *  0 points [-]

Do you accept "Naturals below 100 with exactly two divisors"?

Also, are we counting length in words, or characters, or?

Comment author: philh 30 May 2017 10:57:01AM 1 point [-]

I'm curious whether and how you're planning to accommodate Dragons with disabilities (physical or mental)? Specifically regarding the skills you expect them to be above-average at by the end of the year, but also in general.

(If the answer is something like "Dragon army is probably not a good fit for helping them become their most awesome", I think that's totally fine.)

(This is a long comment thread, and you might have answered my question already. If so, feel free to just tell me so, and I'll try to search it out. I did do an in-page search for the word "disabled".)

Comment author: CellBioGuy 25 May 2017 09:25:01PM 1 point [-]

Can you buy it in liquid form? Then you can dilute it to whatever dose you want.

Comment author: philh 26 May 2017 11:27:16AM 0 points [-]

Good point, this didn't occur to me. I've had liquid in the past and found it less convenient, but this would have been an option if I hadn't found another supply.

Comment author: lifelonglearner 22 May 2017 05:37:51PM 3 points [-]

Perhaps check out Piping Rock? They ship worldwide and their prices seem pretty good. I've gotten l-theanine from there before.

Comment author: philh 22 May 2017 10:53:40PM 2 points [-]

Thanks! They were even reasonably painless, I didn't need to make up a password.

Comment author: philh 22 May 2017 10:02:31AM 1 point [-]

I used to buy melatonin from a place called Puritan's Pride. They ship to the UK, and (shipping included) I'd pay about £15 for 720x200µg. But they've stopped selling it in 200µg; their lowest dose is now 1mg.

Does anyone know any other sites that ship low-dose melatonin to the UK for not loads more expensive? (If you don't know that it ships to the UK, I don't mind checking that myself. I know amazon.com doesn't.)

https://www.vitacost.com seems to be an option, it's more expensive but not prohibitively so.

Comment author: Good_Burning_Plastic 19 May 2017 09:23:28AM 0 points [-]

If you make 100 loaves and sell them for 99 cents each, you've provided 1 dollar of value to society, but made 100 dollars for yourself.

Total, $101. (Society also includes you.)

If you make 100 loaves and give them away to those who can't afford it, you've provided 100 dollars of value to society, but made zero for yourself.

Total, $100.

Comment author: philh 19 May 2017 10:05:21AM 1 point [-]

Total $100 in both cases, because you only earn $99 in the first case.

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