Is that 50-55% estimate conditional on no civilizational collapse or extinction event? Either way, it seems very optimistic. According to current actuarial estimates, a 30 year-old has about a 50% chance of living another 50 years. For life expectancy to dramatically increase, a lot of things have to fall into place over the next half-century. If you think anti-aging tech will be available in 30 years, consider how medicine has advanced in the past 30. Unless there are significant breakthroughs, we’re sunk. I’m signed up for cryo and I donate to SENS, but my estimates are much more pessimistic than yours.
If you want to improve your writing, I strongly recommend The Sense of Style, by Steven Pinker. He explains why certain guidelines usually make text clearer, shows how they can fail, then gives the underlying mechanisms for why. It’s a much more scientific look at language than the usual, “Trust my advice because I’m good at writing. Do this. Don’t do this. Except sometimes, do.”
The real answer is: Whatever you can get yourself to do regularly.
If you don’t exercise regularly, deciding on a sport is like a picking a programming language before you’ve learned even one of them. There is no one-size-fits-all sport or exercise. It really depends on your interests, physical abilities, social circle, the weather, what’s near you, etc. This discussion might help give people ideas, but so could a list of sports. The most important thing is to get out there and do something.
Also, your quoted example sounds like a just-so story. I thought bowling and football were popular because they’re an excuse to drink with friends.
I think Eugine_Nier means to imply (and I would agree) that anybody using SSL2 is incompetent when it comes to security.
If you have a significant amount of money in your account, I recommend asking your bank about multi-factor authentication. I had to pay a small fee for it, but Wells Fargo gave me an RSA token for my accounts. Its use is required when transferring funds to other banks. So even if my password is stolen, my money is safe. Silicon Valley Bank has a similar scheme using SMS authentication.
For #1, “I reacted immediately” and “I reacted when the urgency became evident” are probably the same thing for most people. I heard about the bug 20 minutes after it was announced, from the Cloudflare blog of all places. Not even USN had posted about it. I patched my servers within an hour, and spent the next 5 hours waiting for my CA to respond to my revocation and re-key requests. Apparently they were inundated.
On the bright side, I prepared for security issues like this. I used multi-factor auth for our admin tools and perfect forward secrecy cipher suites for our TLS. Even with our private key, previously recorded traffic cannot be decrypted. And if an attacker got ahold of our passwords, they would still need to steal our YubiKeys to get access to our admin tools.
Hooray for being paranoid about security.
An update for those who are curious: Ag is now the 11th most-starred C repository on GitHub. It’s more popular than memcached or Arduino. It will soon surpass XBMC to become #10. People freakin’ love it.
The risk of dry eye is because LASIK cuts a flap in the cornea, severing many of the nerves that sense irritation and dryness. Other procedures like epi-LASEK or PRK don’t involve cutting into the cornea, so their risk of dry eye is much lower. Unfortunately, those procedures are more painful and take months to heal. They involve scraping the epithelial cells off of your cornea, zapping your eye, and then letting them grow back. On the bright side, there is no flap that can be dislodged by a blow to the eye.
I got wavefront-guided epi-LASEK a few years ago. My vision went from 20⁄200 to 20⁄15. It can be pricey ($5k), but it’s definitely the best money I’ve ever spent.
I defy your assertion that both societies are similarly happy. Unless the telepath society is extremely accepting of fringe thoughts, it’s going to be worse. Knowing that others will read your thoughts and judge you for them causes you to censor yourself. But at that point, it’s already too late. People will know that you thought of something objectionable and suppressed it out of fear of judgement.
Really though, the two options are silly. Ems allow for so many more possibilities. A society in which people could voluntarily expose their thoughts would have quite a few advantages. Ditto for a society with perfect (optional, voluntary) lie detection.
I do not. Your praise is more than enough.
Also, I have pretty much everything I want that can be ordered off Amazon.
My co-founder and I launched Floobits, a tool for remote pair programming. We’d been soft-launched and were slowly growing through word of mouth, but we hadn’t tried to get publicity or told the world that we’re a Y Combinator startup.
We got coverage on:
Y Combinator blog
...and a couple other places I’ve forgotten about.
I also wrote an insubstantial post about getting into YC. It doesn’t contain any special hints, just a summary of the journey so far.
Demo day is next week, so maybe I should have waited to post in this thread. :)
That was my first thought as well.
My second thought was, “Somebody needs to clean their desk.”
This is a follow up to the last time I posted in a WAYWO thread.
A little over a year ago, I started working on a code searching tool in my spare time. It’s been more successful than I ever thought it would be. The GitHub repo has more watchers than Ack, the project I set out to imitate. I learned a lot about optimizing, profiling, benchmarking, and using pthreads.
It’s also had a nice side-benefit: random people online recognize me.
I liked the movie, but I was annoyed by the misleading editing near the end.
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I’d say it’s worth a watch, although I’d never heard of the disappearance of Nicholas Barclay. I’m not sure it’d be as interesting for someone who already knew the story.
Considering recent progress in self-driving vehicles, I don’t think that’s a wise career choice.
English vocals tend to distract me, so much of my work music is ambient. All album links are to Spotify.
AES DANA, Memory Shell
AES DANA, Perimeters
Carbon Based Lifeforms, Hydroponic Garden
Carbon Based Lifeforms, Interloper
Hol Baumann, [ Human ]
H.U.V.A. Network, Ephemeris
Solar Fields, Movements
Solar Fields, Random Friday
Solar Fields, Until We Meet the Sky
Zero Cult, Clouds Garden
Many of the names are pretentious, but I find the music pleasant.
Yes, I noticed I could skip around. I mostly did the questions in order, since they got progressively harder. Still, I ran out of time and had to guess on the last two.
SD was 15 and the tests were geared for high-IQ people. I’ve taken tests meant for average people and gotten hilarious results (163).
Back in grade school, I took several real-life IQ tests and usually scored in the high 130′s to low 140′s. I’d heard of Raven’s Progressive Matrices, but this was the first time I’d taken that type of test. It was quite humbling. I got 122 on iqtest.dk. From what I’ve heard in #lesswrong, most people score low on this test.
I opened the test again in a different browser, VPN’d from a different country. It gave the same questions. That means your subsequent tests aren’t valid. You already knew many of the answers. Worse, you knew which questions had stumped you before. You were probably thinking about those questions before you started the test a second or third time.
It was a rhetorical question. You do have a way of knowing that you haven’t thought of anything new: The idea of cryonics has been around for over half a century. Brilliant and creative minds have explored the argument territory quite thoroughly. You should expect to bring nothing new to the table.
Rant mode engaged.
Your post won’t help us learn how to convince women to sign up for cryonics. The sample size isn’t random and it’s certainly not big enough to draw any useful conclusions from. We’ll just replay some tired replies to some tired objections. At best, it will teach us how to convince Epiphany to sign up.
Most importantly, is there any other area of debate where we use different arguments to convince women? It would be bizarre. This is especially true for a topic like cryonics, where “convincing” mostly involves fielding objections. If you want to convince people, then learn about the topic. When someone brings up a specific objection, you can use your knowledge to construct a reply that’s convincing, informative, and true. It works no matter one’s gender.
Rant mode disengaged.
I’m signed up for cryo and I don’t want to convince you.
This topic has been discussed to death, both here and elsewhere online. Do you think you’ve brought up any arguments that haven’t been discussed before? Replying to these objections is a waste of time.
In general, “convince me” posts are a bad idea. You’ve got a brain. You’ve got a computer. You’ve got a search engine. Use them. Convince yourself.