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[mod­er­a­tor ac­tion] Eug­ine_Nier is now banned for mass down­vote harassment

Kaj_Sotala
3 Jul 2014 12:04 UTC
107 points
368 comments2 min readLW link

Con­found it! Cor­re­la­tion is (usu­ally) not cau­sa­tion! But why not?

gwern
9 Jul 2014 3:04 UTC
44 points
34 comments1 min readLW link

Down­vote stalk­ers: Driv­ing mem­bers away from the LessWrong com­mu­nity?

Ander
2 Jul 2014 0:40 UTC
41 points
128 comments2 min readLW link

Poli­tics is hard mode

Rob Bensinger
21 Jul 2014 22:14 UTC
40 points
107 comments6 min readLW link

A Vi­su­al­iza­tion of Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence

[deleted]
23 Jul 2014 0:24 UTC
40 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

Look for the Next Tech Gold Rush?

Wei_Dai
19 Jul 2014 10:08 UTC
39 points
115 comments1 min readLW link

[LINK] Claus­trum Stim­u­la­tion Tem­porar­ily Turns Off Con­scious­ness in an oth­er­wise Awake Patient

shminux
4 Jul 2014 20:00 UTC
37 points
43 comments1 min readLW link

This is why we can’t have so­cial science

Costanza
13 Jul 2014 21:04 UTC
37 points
83 comments1 min readLW link

Con­fused as to use­ful­ness of ‘con­scious­ness’ as a concept

KnaveOfAllTrades
13 Jul 2014 11:01 UTC
35 points
230 comments7 min readLW link

Change Con­texts to Im­prove Arguments

palladias
8 Jul 2014 15:51 UTC
31 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

Causal In­fer­ence Se­quence Part 1: Ba­sic Ter­minol­ogy and the As­sump­tions of Causal Inference

Anders_H
30 Jul 2014 20:56 UTC
27 points
26 comments10 min readLW link

Re­cent up­dates to gw­ern.net (2013-2014)

gwern
8 Jul 2014 1:44 UTC
26 points
32 comments4 min readLW link

“And that’s okay”: ac­cept­ing and own­ing reality

Swimmer963
27 Jul 2014 19:13 UTC
26 points
21 comments7 min readLW link

Jokes Thread

JosephY
24 Jul 2014 0:31 UTC
25 points
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The Cor­rect Use of Analogy

SilentCal
16 Jul 2014 21:07 UTC
25 points
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An­nounc­ing the 2014 pro­gram equil­ibrium iter­ated PD tournament

tetronian2
31 Jul 2014 12:24 UTC
24 points
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Se­quence An­nounce­ment: Ap­plied Causal Inference

Anders_H
30 Jul 2014 20:55 UTC
24 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Knigh­tian un­cer­tainty in a Bayesian framework

So8res
24 Jul 2014 14:31 UTC
23 points
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Knigh­tian Uncer­tainty and Am­bi­guity Aver­sion: Motivation

So8res
21 Jul 2014 20:32 UTC
23 points
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Too good to be true

PhilGoetz
11 Jul 2014 20:16 UTC
23 points
121 comments4 min readLW link

An Ex­per­i­ment In So­cial Sta­tus: Soft­ware Eng­ineer vs. Data Science Manager

JQuinton
15 Jul 2014 20:24 UTC
19 points
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Ex­pected util­ity, un­los­ing agents, and Pas­cal’s mugging

Stuart_Armstrong
28 Jul 2014 18:05 UTC
19 points
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Steel­man­ning Inefficiency

Stuart_Armstrong
3 Jul 2014 12:17 UTC
18 points
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Fifty Shades of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

PhilGoetz
24 Jul 2014 0:17 UTC
18 points
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In­tu­itive cooperation

Adele_L
25 Jul 2014 1:48 UTC
16 points
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Ex­per­i­ments 1: Learn­ing trivia

casebash
20 Jul 2014 10:31 UTC
14 points
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How defer­en­tial should we be to the fore­casts of sub­ject mat­ter ex­perts?

VipulNaik
14 Jul 2014 23:41 UTC
13 points
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How to treat prob­lems of un­known difficulty

owencb
30 Jul 2014 11:27 UTC
13 points
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Why I Am Not a Ra­tion­al­ist, or, why sev­eral of my friends warned me that this is a cult

Algernoq
13 Jul 2014 17:54 UTC
13 points
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Ter­minol­ogy Thread (or “name that pat­tern”)

sixes_and_sevens
3 Jul 2014 11:47 UTC
12 points
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Just for fun: Com­puter game to illus­trate AI takeover con­cepts?

kokotajlod
3 Jul 2014 19:30 UTC
12 points
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Tools want to be­come agents

Stuart_Armstrong
4 Jul 2014 10:12 UTC
12 points
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[QUESTION]: Aca­demic so­cial sci­ence and ma­chine learning

VipulNaik
19 Jul 2014 15:13 UTC
11 points
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[LINK] Another “LessWrongers are crazy” ar­ti­cle—this time on Slate

CronoDAS
18 Jul 2014 4:57 UTC
11 points
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Separat­ing uni­ver­sity ed­u­ca­tion from grad­ing

Stefan_Schubert
3 Jul 2014 17:23 UTC
11 points
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A sim­ple game that has no solution

James_Miller
20 Jul 2014 18:36 UTC
10 points
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Gam­ing Democracy

Froolow
30 Jul 2014 9:45 UTC
10 points
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“All nat­u­ral food” as an con­strained op­ti­mi­sa­tion problem

Stuart_Armstrong
28 Jul 2014 17:57 UTC
10 points
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Sce­nario analy­ses for tech­nolog­i­cal progress for the next decade

VipulNaik
14 Jul 2014 16:31 UTC
10 points
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Quickly pass­ing through the great filter

James_Miller
6 Jul 2014 18:50 UTC
10 points
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Eth­i­cal­ity of Deny­ing Agency

pwno
7 Jul 2014 5:40 UTC
9 points
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Harry Pot­ter and the Meth­ods of Ra­tion­al­ity dis­cus­sion thread, July 2014, chap­ter 102

David_Gerard
26 Jul 2014 11:26 UTC
9 points
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Ethics in a Feed­back Loop: A Parable

PeerGynt
25 Jul 2014 16:25 UTC
9 points
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The in­su­lar­ity cri­tique of cli­mate science

VipulNaik
9 Jul 2014 1:17 UTC
9 points
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Three ques­tions about source code uncertainty

cousin_it
24 Jul 2014 13:18 UTC
9 points
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Guard­ing Against the Post­mod­ernist Failure Mode

AspiringRationalist
8 Jul 2014 1:34 UTC
8 points
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Gaug­ing in­ter­est for a Tokyo area meetup group

lirene
23 Jul 2014 11:55 UTC
8 points
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Ra­tion­al­ity Quotes July 2014

VAuroch
6 Jul 2014 6:51 UTC
8 points
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[link] [poll] Fu­ture Progress in Ar­tifi­cial Intelligence

Pablo_Stafforini
9 Jul 2014 13:51 UTC
8 points
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Med­i­ta­tions On Moloch

Scott Alexander
30 Jul 2014 4:00 UTC
8 points
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