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Old 9th-September-2014, 04:55 AM   #1
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There's a lot of good stuff out there. Let's start a list with short summaries. All topics welcome.

http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/ - Nick Szabo's blog on law, cryptography, history, and other topics. Szabo's a brilliant guy, and one of the top suspects for the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto.

http://www.ribbonfarm.com/ - Venkatesh Rao and other guest posters on "refactored perception," s00per meta stuff, and business-related topics.

http://calnewport.com/blog/ - Cal Newport on metalearning and doing well in school and careers. I've mentioned his blog elsewhere on here.

http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/ - Curtis Yarvin, AKA Mencius Moldbug, on politics, history, and social issues from a self-proclaimed "reactionary" perspective. He's too busy with his start-up Urbit to post anymore, but there are years of seriously good posts in the archives. Here's a more navigable menu of his posts.

http://www.xenosystems.net/ - Mad philosopher Nick Land (mentioned previously as well) on politics, horror, and Pythia.

http://slatestarcodex.com/ - Dr. Scott Alexander on social issues, rationality, and medicine. Flirts with the "reactionary" line of thought pursued by the previous two blogs.

http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/ - "Alone," a pseudonymous psychiatrist and self-professed alcoholic, on the pathological narcissism of our time. Mentioned previously. Check out his "Hipsters on Foodstamps" posts (1, 2, 3) for a taste.

http://lesswrong.com/ - Less a blog than a community, but there are the foundational "Sequences" of lengthy posts by boy-genius Eliezer Yudkowsky on rationality, decision theory, and AI.
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Old 9th-September-2014, 05:05 AM   #2
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any a.i. system bent on paperclip maximization is inherently not rational.
it would be unable to fulfill its goals because its not rational as to self corrections could not learn better ways of finding fallacies in its goals.

id say less wrong is a fallacy maximizer on their oxymoron definition of rationality.

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Old 9th-September-2014, 05:37 AM   #3
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any a.i. system bent on paperclip maximization is inherently not rational.
it would be unable to fulfill its goals because its not rational as to self corrections could not learn better ways of finding fallacies in its goals.

id say less wrong is a fallacy maximizer on their oxymoron definition of rationality.

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/loosemore20140724

The Maverick Nanny with a Dopamine Drip: Debunking Fallacies in the Theory of AI Motivation
Nick Land agrees with respect to the paper-clip monster. I don't think everything on Less Wrong is flawed, but I haven't gotten very deep into it.
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Old 9th-September-2014, 05:57 AM   #4
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I thought we were somehow frequenting nearly all of the same places. But I think I found several of them through your posts (I knew a couple were from the forum, but couldn't remember from who). Ribbonfarm is really interesting. I've just started that last night (Gervais principle).

The ones I'd like to share come off a bit hokey so I'm going to vet them further first.
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Old 9th-September-2014, 06:19 AM   #5
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http://www.budgetbytes.com/

Simple guides for preparing and cooking creative, inexpensive meals.
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Old 9th-September-2014, 06:29 AM   #6
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http://www.consciousentities.com

Great 'Dynamic Blogroll' and discussions of/primers on brainstuff
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http://www.budgetbytes.com/

Simple guides for preparing and cooking creative, inexpensive meals.
I haven't tried the recipes but this blog looks awesome!
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You could always follow me. =/
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What are your personal projects now, Absurdity?
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http://lesswrong.com/lw/w0/the_first_world_takeover/

This, I like this.
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I'm not a dedicated follower, but lesswrong frequently has lovely articles.
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Thelastpsychiatrist is brilliant
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There's a lot of good stuff out there. Let's start a list with short summaries. All topics welcome.

http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/ - Nick Szabo's blog on law, cryptography, history, and other topics. Szabo's a brilliant guy, and one of the top suspects for the real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto.

http://www.ribbonfarm.com/ - Venkatesh Rao and other guest posters on "refactored perception," s00per meta stuff, and business-related topics.

http://calnewport.com/blog/ - Cal Newport on metalearning and doing well in school and careers. I've mentioned his blog elsewhere on here.

http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/ - Curtis Yarvin, AKA Mencius Moldbug, on politics, history, and social issues from a self-proclaimed "reactionary" perspective. He's too busy with his start-up Urbit to post anymore, but there are years of seriously good posts in the archives. Here's a more navigable menu of his posts.

http://www.xenosystems.net/ - Mad philosopher Nick Land (mentioned previously as well) on politics, horror, and Pythia.

http://slatestarcodex.com/ - Dr. Scott Alexander on social issues, rationality, and medicine. Flirts with the "reactionary" line of thought pursued by the previous two blogs.

http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/ - "Alone," a pseudonymous psychiatrist and self-professed alcoholic, on the pathological narcissism of our time. Mentioned previously. Check out his "Hipsters on Foodstamps" posts (1, 2, 3) for a taste.

http://lesswrong.com/ - Less a blog than a community, but there are the foundational "Sequences" of lengthy posts by boy-genius Eliezer Yudkowsky on rationality, decision theory, and AI.
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woot rachel still around?!

hey surdity what was that blog that had that there post about them tribes that was the red and the blue an uh think thu grey?

btw why is U such a grey letter? And why is Y such a pink letter? And why is I such a yellow letter? like seriously can anyone imagine these letters having other colors? Oh yeah E is totally red. Plus how come only vowels have colors?
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hey surdity what was that blog that had that there post about them tribes that was the red and the blue an uh think thu grey?
slatestarcodex probably
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woot rachel still around?!

hey surdity what was that blog that had that there post about them tribes that was the red and the blue an uh think thu grey?

btw why is U such a grey letter? And why is Y such a pink letter? And why is I such a yellow letter? like seriously can anyone imagine these letters having other colors? Oh yeah E is totally red. Plus how come only vowels have colors?
E is pink U is purple Y is yellow I is... actually you got me no idea what I is. Blue flashed into my mind but it's hmm...

No idea why this is the topic maybe I need to read the thread.
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ribbonfarm is awesome. Absurdity is a champ.
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Old 8th-September-2015, 06:23 AM   #18
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New discovery: waitbutwhy.com

The guy has a great series he's written on Elon Musk after interviewing him a few times. This very long post on SpaceX is epic.
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Auticulture, all things liminal, occult & spritual
https://auticulture.wordpress.com/
http://auticulture.com/liminalist/
http://auticulture.com/multimedia/podcast-archive/

Follow the Magic Thread, James Carrion MUFON/Psy-Op whistle-blower
http://followthemagicthread.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
http://rosettadeception.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

VISUP, occult/fortean/deep politics
http://visupview.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

John Keel, Not an Authority on Anything
http://www.johnkeel.com/
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http://www.overcomingbias.com/
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http://youarenotsosmart.com/
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