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Absurdity

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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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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
 

Absurdity

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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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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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You could always follow me. =/
 

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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.

:rip: sleeping ever again
 

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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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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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There are some healthful and tasty recipes here. Scroll down to see a ton of recipes - especially under entrees and soups and salads.
Anyway, if you want to eat meatless one day a week, there are some recipes here to try.
I eat a lot of meat so I really need to follow this more.


This was something many people loved at a restaurant called The Good Earth.


Walnut Mushroom Casserole

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

1 medium onion, cut into quarters and thinly sliced

1/2 lb small button mushroom, halved or quartered into small chunks

3 cups thinly sliced broccoli, stems and bite-sized florets

8 ounce can sliced water chestnuts

1 clove garlic, minced

2 Tablespoons sherry

2 Tablespoons soy sauce

1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons sour cream

6 ounces dry spinach fettuccini (such as Al Dente brand), cooked until barely tender

1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Heat a large skillet over low heat, add walnuts and stir until lightly toasted and fragrant, then remove and reserve the nuts and return the skillet to the stove.
Add one tablespoon oil to the hot skillet and the onions and mushrooms and cook until just beginning to brown, remove with a spoon and reserve. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and the broccoli and sauté until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in the reserved onions, mushrooms, water chestnuts, garlic and spinach fettuccini. Remove from heat and add the sherry, soy sauce and sour cream. Stir gently to coat without breaking the noodles

Place mixture in a greased, shallow 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with the reserved walnuts and then the cheeses. At this point the casserole can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Bake until cheese melts and casserole is heated through, about 15 - 20 minutes.

Note: you can bake the mixture in any type or combination of casserole pans you wish. If you use large individual ramekins, bake only until the casserole is hot and the cheese melts,about10minutes.
Enjoy
 
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