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Priv­ileg­ing the Question

Qiaochu_Yuan
29 Apr 2013 18:30 UTC
118 points
311 comments2 min readLW link

Max­i­miz­ing Your Dona­tions via a Job

Alexei
5 May 2013 23:19 UTC
115 points
58 comments22 min readLW link

Three ways CFAR has changed my view of rationality

Julia_Galef
10 Sep 2013 18:24 UTC
105 points
59 comments5 min readLW link

On learn­ing difficult things

So8res
11 Nov 2013 23:35 UTC
98 points
44 comments6 min readLW link

A Vot­ing Puz­zle, Some Poli­ti­cal Science, and a Nerd Failure Mode

ChrisHallquist
10 Oct 2013 2:10 UTC
94 points
181 comments17 min readLW link

Mo­ral­ity is Awesome

[deleted]
6 Jan 2013 15:21 UTC
91 points
437 comments3 min readLW link

Philo­soph­i­cal Landmines

[deleted]
8 Feb 2013 21:22 UTC
88 points
146 comments3 min readLW link

Use Your Iden­tity Carefully

Ben_LandauTaylor
22 Aug 2013 1:14 UTC
87 points
33 comments2 min readLW link

Me­taMed: Ev­i­dence-Based Healthcare

Eliezer Yudkowsky
5 Mar 2013 13:16 UTC
85 points
190 comments6 min readLW link

Wait vs In­ter­rupt Culture

Benquo
27 Nov 2013 15:38 UTC
82 points
70 comments3 min readLW link

2013 Less Wrong Cen­sus/​Survey

Scott Alexander
22 Nov 2013 9:26 UTC
80 points
620 comments2 min readLW link

Farewell Aaron Swartz (1986-2013)

Kawoomba
12 Jan 2013 10:09 UTC
77 points
117 comments1 min readLW link

Imi­ta­tion is the Sincer­est Form of Argument

palladias
18 Feb 2013 17:05 UTC
76 points
96 comments2 min readLW link

A New In­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Marsh­mal­low Test

elharo
5 Jul 2013 12:22 UTC
73 points
24 comments2 min readLW link

Ro­bust Co­op­er­a­tion in the Pri­soner’s Dilemma

orthonormal
7 Jun 2013 8:30 UTC
73 points
146 comments7 min readLW link

Why CFAR?

AnnaSalamon
28 Dec 2013 23:25 UTC
71 points
117 comments15 min readLW link

Sys­tem Ad­minis­tra­tor Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Day—Thanks Trike!

John_Maxwell_IV
26 Jul 2013 17:57 UTC
70 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

What Bayesi­anism taught me

Tyrrell_McAllister
12 Aug 2013 6:59 UTC
70 points
203 comments3 min readLW link

Hu­mans are util­ity monsters

PhilGoetz
16 Aug 2013 21:05 UTC
70 points
213 comments2 min readLW link

Bor­ing Ad­vice Repository

Qiaochu_Yuan
7 Mar 2013 4:33 UTC
68 points
571 comments1 min readLW link

A brief his­tory of eth­i­cally con­cerned scientists

Kaj_Sotala
9 Feb 2013 5:50 UTC
68 points
150 comments14 min readLW link

A cri­tique of effec­tive altruism

benkuhn
2 Dec 2013 16:53 UTC
67 points
154 comments12 min readLW link

Ac­cord­ing to Dale Carnegie, You Can’t Win an Ar­gu­ment—and He Has a Point

ChrisHallquist
30 Nov 2013 6:23 UTC
67 points
80 comments5 min readLW link

Build­ing Phenomenolog­i­cal Bridges

Rob Bensinger
23 Dec 2013 19:57 UTC
67 points
116 comments11 min readLW link

De­ci­sion The­ory FAQ

lukeprog
28 Feb 2013 14:15 UTC
67 points
482 comments58 min readLW link

Reflec­tion in Prob­a­bil­is­tic Logic

Eliezer Yudkowsky
24 Mar 2013 16:37 UTC
66 points
171 comments3 min readLW link

How habits work and how you may con­trol them

Kaj_Sotala
12 Oct 2013 12:17 UTC
65 points
76 comments13 min readLW link

Prob­lems in Education

ThinkOfTheChildren
8 Apr 2013 21:29 UTC
65 points
321 comments1 min readLW link

Course recom­men­da­tions for Friendli­ness researchers

Louie
9 Jan 2013 14:33 UTC
64 points
113 comments10 min readLW link

Re­cent up­dates to gw­ern.net (2012-2013)

gwern
18 Mar 2013 19:54 UTC
63 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

How I Be­came More Ambitious

Swimmer963
4 Jul 2013 23:34 UTC
63 points
48 comments8 min readLW link

How to Be­come a 1000 Year Old Vampire

[deleted]
2 Oct 2013 5:07 UTC
60 points
126 comments8 min readLW link

Cog­nito Men­tor­ing: An ad­vis­ing ser­vice for in­tel­lec­tu­ally cu­ri­ous students

JonahSinick
31 Dec 2013 22:03 UTC
60 points
32 comments1 min readLW link

Offi­cial LW un­cen­sored thread (on Red­dit)

Eliezer Yudkowsky
5 Feb 2013 20:04 UTC
60 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Pin­point­ing Utility

[deleted]
1 Feb 2013 3:58 UTC
57 points
156 comments13 min readLW link

The ge­nie knows, but doesn’t care

Rob Bensinger
6 Sep 2013 6:42 UTC
57 points
518 comments8 min readLW link

Fermi Estimates

lukeprog
11 Apr 2013 17:52 UTC
57 points
107 comments13 min readLW link

Li­tany of a Bright Dilettante

shminux
18 Apr 2013 5:06 UTC
57 points
70 comments1 min readLW link

Post ridicu­lous munchkin ideas!

D_Malik
15 May 2013 22:27 UTC
55 points
1,250 comments1 min readLW link

The Sin­gu­lar­ity Wars

JoshuaFox
14 Feb 2013 9:44 UTC
55 points
25 comments3 min readLW link

Bayesi­anism for Humans

ChrisHallquist
29 Oct 2013 23:54 UTC
55 points
37 comments3 min readLW link

Tiling Agents for Self-Mod­ify­ing AI (OPFAI #2)

Eliezer Yudkowsky
6 Jun 2013 20:24 UTC
55 points
259 comments3 min readLW link

My sim­ple hack for in­creased alert­ness and im­proved cog­ni­tive func­tion­ing: very bright light

chaosmage
18 Jan 2013 13:43 UTC
54 points
130 comments2 min readLW link

How I Am Productive

peter_hurford
27 Aug 2013 13:04 UTC
54 points
34 comments14 min readLW link

Co-Work­ing Col­lab­o­ra­tion to Com­bat Akrasia

ShannonFriedman
9 Mar 2013 18:17 UTC
54 points
99 comments2 min readLW link

Men­tal Con­text for Model Theory

So8res
30 Oct 2013 6:35 UTC
53 points
46 comments8 min readLW link

How to Mea­sure Anything

lukeprog
7 Aug 2013 4:05 UTC
53 points
49 comments22 min readLW link

The Robots, AI, and Unem­ploy­ment Anti-FAQ

Eliezer Yudkowsky
25 Jul 2013 18:46 UTC
52 points
268 comments22 min readLW link

Pri­soner’s Dilemma (with visi­ble source code) Tournament

AlexMennen
7 Jun 2013 8:30 UTC
51 points
235 comments2 min readLW link

Model Com­bi­na­tion and Adjustment

lukeprog
17 Jul 2013 20:31 UTC
51 points
37 comments5 min readLW link