Yay! More exercises!
I intend the first one. I’ll edit the flourishes to clarify!
Really excited to have you onboard.
I don’t like measuring things by streaks
I’ve mulled over this a bit, and think I disagree, and will keep doing streaks.
One of the goals of the challenge is building a culture of practice. I think consistency is an incredibly important part of that. That’s how you get compound returns. A portfolio that grows 7% every year will grow ~30x over fifty years. But a portfolio that grows that much only every other year will only grow about ~5x. (Even though the first one only put in “twice as much effort”.)
I also think many rationalists could benefit a lot from practicing consistency.
Now, if someone does 49 babble challenge but misses one in the middle, sure, it seems annoying for them to fall down the ladder. But maybe we could allow people to miss one week per month, or something, without hurting their score? Similar to the “never miss twice” mindset for habits, which is more important than “never miss”.
Welcome to LessWrong and great job completing your first babble challenge! #8 and #47 are hilarious.
I’ve looked at this across multiple days but only now realised what was happening.
Yes! These are all great!
(FYI, I wasn’t familiar with SRS and had to Google it.)
Same, on phone and they aren’t rendering :(
Dr. Zbigniew Religa, a Polish cardiac surgeon, and a nurse, both exhausted after a 23-hour heart transplant; the first in Poland’s history. (I don’t know much about the story beyond that.)
It’s a classic and has been featured on various lists of most influential photos.
To me this photo honors technical mastery, perseverance and the miracle of modern medicine.
The virtue of scholarship is strong with this one. It makes me want to toil away in a library and have important insights.
I feel like this one expresses love and the yearning to bring all that is Good and Right out beyond earth.
Also Solstice is often celebrated in a planetarium.
From Wikipedia, “Vostok was a family of rockets derived from the Soviet R-7 Semyorka ICBM and was designed for the human spaceflight programme. This family of rockets launched the first artificial satellite and the first crewed spacecraft in human history. It was a subset of the R-7 family of rockets.”
Yeah, I can imagine there being interesting startup evaluation exercises like that. Partially, though, I feel it begs the question. How do you know the heuristics are any good? (For one thing, Peter Thiel again thinks 4 is a bad one (Lecture 5 here).) I expect venture capital to a fair amount of anti-inductive properties.
I strongly recommend attempting it at least as an experiment.
Roger that! Experiments are great.
Also, it should be noted that even though the “official” babble challenges have some momentum now, I’d be really excited for other people posting challenges of their own :)