I’ve ran into this too, and I think that quasitopoi are also a dead-end for this sort of thing. I’m currently interested in linear logic as well!
I wonder if this would still happen if say, 1 in 1000 agents will randomly lie about their evidence (always in the same direction), and all agents start with the correct prior on trustworthiness and do the correct update when they disagree. I’d guess that there’s some threshold percentage of untrustworthy agents above which you get factions, and below get convergence.
Looking at the picture of the factions, it looks like you can tell (fairly well at least) which corner is correct from the global structure. Maybe there’s a some technique you can use in a more general situation to determine what what the correct combination of claims is based on what sort of factions (incl the most likely internal disagreements) are organized around them.
nope, they are two different problems with two different books recommended
The main emotion that was a problem was feeling very hurt/insecure by some perceived slight or something, which resulted in in the moment reactions, like crying or getting upset with someone
I solved the same problem by using Dvorak.
I really love my Ultimate Hacking Keyboard which looks pretty similar to the Ergodox EZ one.
I’ve always loved being with kids and wanted my own to raise someday ever since childhood. It just feels like an inherently good and meaningful thing to do for me.
I used to have really strong emotions that could be triggered by trivial things, which caused both me and the people I was around a lot of suffering.
I managed to permanently stop this, reducing my emotional suffering by about 90%! I did this by resolving to completely own and deal with my emotions myself, and told relevant people about this commitment. Then I was just pretty miserable and lonely feeling for about 3 months, and then these emotional reactions just stopped completely without any additional effort. I think I permanently lowered my level of neuroticism by doing this.
I had bad carpal tunnel pain and RSI due to my coding job 3 years ago, to the point where it was very painful to type, and moderately painful all the time. I was worried I would have to find a new career.
I solved it by seeing David Bacome at Psoas in SF. After about 7 sessions the pain went away completely. He also taught me how to do some exercises to help prevent it from happening again, which I do whenever I start feeling lots of tension in my wrists. It hasn’t been an issue since then, and I have no problem using a keyboard for both work and many of my hobbies.
A friend tells me that they would have a new cold sore every ~3 weeks during winter months. After reading this paper: https://proceedings.med.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/A151218DG-WH-edited.pdf they told the local pharmacist that they needed the chickenpox vaccine since they never had it as a child (which was a lie). Since then (about 3 years), they have only had one cold sore which was much milder than the previously typical ones.
As a side note: it seems to me like it would be worth trying this as a pre-exposure prophylactic for genital herpes if you have sex with multiple people.
I also find the long S super annoying, but it at least should be pretty easy to make a browser plugin or something to replace ‘ſ’ with ‘s’ everywhere.
Another way to make it countable would be to instead go to the category of posets, Then the rational interval basis is a poset with a countable number of elements, and by the Alexandroff construction corresponds to the real line (or at least something very similar). But, this construction gives a full and faithful embedding of the category of posets to the category of spaces (which basically means you get all and only continuous maps from monotonic function).
I guess the ontology version in this case would be the category of prosets. (Personally, I’m not sure that ontology of the universe isn’t a type error).
“Social Distancing Day” feels like the most natural name for it to me.
I think just “Distance” or “Inside” is not enough for people to immediately know what it’s a reference to.
“Flatten the Curve Day”
“Pandemic Resistance Day”
I love this! I’d like to do something like this with my kids when they’re old enough.
One thing seemed a little off: does Lily really describe herself as “quite the chatterbox”?
When I was her age, I really really loved the periodic table. It was so interesting to realize that (almost) everything was made out all these different things, and that you could organize them in a colorful way. I named all of my stuffies “Boron” because I was 5 and it was therefore my favorite element.
Start of the golden age of animation?
Wei Dai’s first link was a doc with medical guidelines written by people with medical expertise (though not (explicitly) for civilians, I would expect legal risk to deter medical professionals from making guidelines for civilian use). That link is now dead, but archived here.
It included the South Korean guidelines:
According to the Korea Biomedical Review, the South Korean COVID-19 Central Clinical Task Force guidelines are as follows:
1. If patients are young, healthy, and have mild symptoms without underlying conditions, doctors can observe them without antiviral treatment;
2. If more than 10 days have passed since the onset of the illness and the symptoms are mild, physicians do not have to start an antiviral medication;
3. However, if patients are old or have underlying conditions with serious symptoms, physicians should consider an antiviral treatment. If they decide to use the antiviral therapy, they should start the administration as soon as possible:
… chloroquine 500mg orally per day.
4. As chloroquine is not available in Korea, doctors could consider hydroxychloroquine 400mg orally per day (Hydroxychloroquine is an analog of chloroquine used against malaria, autoimmune disorders, etc. It is widely available as well).
5. The treatment is suitable for 7 − 10 days, which can be shortened or extended depending on clinical progress.
Notably, the guidelines mention other antivirals as further lines of defense, including anti-HIV drugs.
My current strategy is to follow these guidelines (with hydroxychloroquine + zinc) if medical treatment is unavailable, there’s strong evidence that the illness is COVID-19, and serious COVID-19 symptoms are present. I’ll also have activated charcoal on hand to help mitigate accidental overdoses. I’m trying my best to familiarize myself with the risks involved so that I can make good decisions if the situation calls for it. Of course, my primary strategy is prevention in the first place.
BTW, the google doc appears to have been taken down due to a TOS violation.
You can buy hydroxychloroquine here still (as of March 20th): https://fixhiv.com/shop/coronavirus-drugs/hcqs-400-hydroxychloroquine-400-mg/ which imports it from India. This site also lets you easily buy a prescription for it, FWIW.
Check for G6PD deficiency before taking chloroquine (can be done through the 23-and-me interface) as it can cause haemolysis. Apparently not an issue with hydroxychloroquine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28556555
Just because something is dangerous in overdose doesn’t mean that medical supervision is needed: for example acetaminophen, or even water. The relevant thing is that the therapeutic dose is close to the lethal dose for chloroquine, and chloroquine dosing is complicated.
Hydroxychloroquine is 40% less toxic while still being effective, according to this article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41421-020-0156-0
Medical supervision may not be available if current trends continue, so we must carefully weigh the options available to us.
That sounds right to me.
From what I can tell, it looks like the main danger is with a live vaccine, where the vaccine can give the disease to a large number of people (biggest actual disaster seems to have been the Cutter incident, which infected 40,000 people with polio).
I assume that the trial is also there to catch potential black swan issues.
IIRC the Covid-19 vaccines on trial are not live, so the case for doing the 14 month watch was not as strong as I expected. Certainly worth considering more carefully at least.