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Open Thread September 2018

Elo
31 Aug 2018 21:38 UTC
9 points
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Arbital postmortem

alexei
30 Jan 2018 13:48 UTC
325 points
107 comments19 min readLW link

Eight Short Studies On Excuses

Scott Alexander
20 Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
286 points
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Generalizing From One Example

Scott Alexander
28 Apr 2009 22:00 UTC
266 points
411 comments6 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Singularity Institute (SI)

HoldenKarnofsky
11 May 2012 4:31 UTC
260 points
1,284 comments29 min readLW link

Diseased thinking: dissolving questions about disease

Scott Alexander
30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
259 points
350 comments9 min readLW link

My attempt to explain Looking, insight meditation, and enlightenment in non-mysterious terms

Kaj_Sotala
8 Mar 2018 7:37 UTC
259 points
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An Untrollable Mathematician Illustrated

abramdemski
20 Mar 2018 0:00 UTC
253 points
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A LessWrong Crypto Autopsy

Scott Alexander
28 Jan 2018 9:01 UTC
252 points
119 comments4 min readLW link

Hero Licensing

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
21 Nov 2017 21:13 UTC
221 points
77 comments52 min readLW link

Reason as memetic immune disorder

PhilGoetz
19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
220 points
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Schelling fences on slippery slopes

Scott Alexander
16 Mar 2012 23:44 UTC
218 points
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“Cheat to Win”: Engineering Positive Social Feedback

sarahconstantin
5 Feb 2018 23:16 UTC
218 points
34 comments2 min readLW link

A voting theory primer for rationalists

Jameson Quinn
12 Apr 2018 15:15 UTC
196 points
66 comments17 min readLW link

Noticing the Taste of Lotus

Valentine
27 Apr 2018 20:05 UTC
196 points
69 comments3 min readLW link

The Best Textbooks on Every Subject

lukeprog
16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
194 points
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The Blue-Minimizing Robot

Scott Alexander
4 Jul 2011 22:26 UTC
190 points
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Making yourself small

Helen
8 Mar 2018 14:26 UTC
190 points
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Critch on career advice for junior AI-x-risk-concerned researchers

Rob Bensinger
12 May 2018 2:13 UTC
189 points
26 comments4 min readLW link

The Neglected Virtue of Scholarship

lukeprog
5 Jan 2011 7:22 UTC
188 points
153 comments3 min readLW link

Toolbox-thinking and Law-thinking

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
31 May 2018 21:28 UTC
185 points
42 comments12 min readLW link

Dying Outside

HalFinney
5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
181 points
87 commentsLW link

Expressive Vocabulary

Alicorn
24 May 2018 6:59 UTC
180 points
60 comments3 min readLW link

The Least Convenient Possible World

Scott Alexander
14 Mar 2009 2:11 UTC
179 points
199 comments5 min readLW link

Inadequacy and Modesty

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
28 Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
178 points
78 comments18 min readLW link

Attention control is critical for changing/​increasing/​altering motivation

kalla724
11 Apr 2012 0:48 UTC
175 points
99 commentsLW link

Cached Selves

AnnaSalamon
22 Mar 2009 19:34 UTC
174 points
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What Do We Mean By “Rationality”?

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
16 Mar 2009 22:33 UTC
172 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Intellectual Hipsters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander
13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
171 points
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The Costly Coordination Mechanism of Common Knowledge

Ben Pace
15 Mar 2018 20:20 UTC
170 points
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Preface

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
11 Mar 2015 19:00 UTC
169 points
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Rationalist Community Hub in Moscow: 3 Years Retrospective

berekuk
25 Aug 2018 0:28 UTC
169 points
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The noncentral fallacy—the worst argument in the world?

Scott Alexander
27 Aug 2012 3:36 UTC
168 points
1,743 comments7 min readLW link

Terrorism, Tylenol, and dangerous information

Davis_Kingsley
12 May 2018 10:20 UTC
166 points
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Humans are not automatically strategic

AnnaSalamon
8 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
165 points
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Announcement: AI alignment prize winners and next round

cousin_it
15 Jan 2018 14:33 UTC
164 points
68 comments2 min readLW link

Ugh fields

Roko
12 Apr 2010 17:06 UTC
163 points
73 commentsLW link

Challenges to Christiano’s capability amplification proposal

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
19 May 2018 18:18 UTC
163 points
38 comments37 min readLW link

Moloch’s Toolbox (1/​2)

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
4 Nov 2017 21:46 UTC
162 points
63 comments33 min readLW link

Prisoners’ Dilemma with Costs to Modeling

Scott Garrabrant
5 Jun 2018 4:51 UTC
162 points
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The Apologist and the Revolutionary

Scott Alexander
11 Mar 2009 21:39 UTC
161 points
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The Intelligent Social Web

Valentine
22 Feb 2018 18:55 UTC
160 points
87 comments12 min readLW link

How to Beat Procrastination

lukeprog
5 Feb 2011 18:49 UTC
159 points
154 comments15 min readLW link

Goodhart Taxonomy

Scott Garrabrant
30 Dec 2017 16:38 UTC
159 points
29 comments308 min readLW link

Local Validity as a Key to Sanity and Civilization

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
7 Apr 2018 4:25 UTC
159 points
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Robustness to Scale

Scott Garrabrant
21 Feb 2018 22:55 UTC
156 points
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Inconvenience Is Qualitatively Bad

Alicorn
26 Feb 2018 23:27 UTC
156 points
47 comments2 min readLW link

Unrolling social metacognition: Three levels of meta are not enough.

Academian
25 Aug 2018 12:00 UTC
155 points
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The Loudest Alarm Is Probably False

orthonormal
2 Jan 2018 16:38 UTC
154 points
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Announcing the AI Alignment Prize

cousin_it
3 Nov 2017 15:47 UTC
153 points
79 comments1 min readLW link