Interesting! I haven’t noticed any other issues on mobile except the refreshing (which is a problem on all infinite-scrollers; I have the same problem reading through a user’s page on Quora) and not being able to hyperlink text when commenting.
Just tried it; works perfect! Since it pages comments, the refresh won’t lose my place. Thanks!
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That’s reasonable! I did nearly miss the first one from the physical book. Since my piece used them just to help readers years from now, when some of the URLs I linked to inevitably break, I wouldn’t mind readers missing them, but I get that that’s far from the only use of footnotes.
I was reading a comment (linked below) by gwern and it hit me:
Jaynes’s Probability: The Logic of Science is so special because it presents a unified theory of probability. After reading it, I no longer think of “probability” and “statistics” as being different things. As many understand evolution—feeling there is a set of core principles, like selection and evolutionary pressure and mutation, even if the person isn’t familiar with many of the technical findings or machinery they’d need to actually do an analysis good enough to make good predictions from—this is how I feel about probability after reading Jaynes.
The direct practical value of the book is quite low! But it can give you a mind that feels probability is an intuitive field, and nothing like a collection of tricks. I might have gotten a lot of help on this front by reading the sequences, but it’s Jaynes who really brought it together for me. I even skipped a lot of the algebraic math in his book and still got so much out of it.
I thought about it for more than 5 minutes and had no idea :)
I think you’re saying that alcohol in the body mostly damages players’ ability to read out variations, but not how good their knee-jerk initial impression of “here’s the best move” is? I like that theory! I never thought of it before, but having played a good number of Go games while drunk, it feels right.
Totally agree! I stumbled upon the SMTM link 6 months ago or so and it was a big view-changer for me. I’d previously thought calories-in-calories-out was the main thing to be focusing on but, uh, yeah, I was super wrong.I do think you’re too critical of the high-palatability theory. The SMTM page finds the theory reasonable:
“Palatable human food is the most effective way to cause a normal rat to spontaneously overeat and become obese,” says neuroscientist Stephan Guyenet in The Hungry Brain, “and its fattening effect cannot be attributed solely to its fat or sugar content.”Rodents eating diets that are only high in fat or only high in carbohydrates don’t gain nearly as much weight as rodents eating the cafeteria diet. And this isn’t limited to lab rats. Raccoons and monkeys quickly grow fat on human food as well.We see a similar pattern of results in humans. With access to lots of calorie-dense, tasty foods, people reliably overeat and rapidly gain weight. But again, it’s not just the contents. For some reason, eating more fat or sugar by itself isn’t as fattening as the cafeteria diet. Why is “palatable human food” so much worse for your waistline than its fat and sugar alone would suggest?
So I wouldn’t call the SMTM link evidence that obesity being partially caused by high-palatability foods is obviously wrong. The gluttony theory of, like, self-control being the main important thing, or calories-in-calories-out being the main thing, I do think is obviously wrong; but I personally see the high-palatability theory as very different than the gluttony theory.
Good point! Hadn’t thought of it this way before but totally agree
Rafati-Rahimzadeh 2014 says: “Activated charcoal (AC) may be used but its efficacy is controversial in case of mercury poisoning… Many organic and inorganic contaminants are removed with this method . It is believed that AC has been used to absorb different agents, except hydrocarbons, acids-alkalis, ethanol and heavy metal. Unlike in the cases of heavy metal poisoning, charcoal tightly binds with metallic compounds [38,69].”A quick google says mercury specifically is a heavy metal, so, eh. It is probably worth having on hand for short-term poisonings, though, considering the title of Activated charcoal for pediatric poisonings: the universal antidote?But it sounds like you’re talking about charcoal maybe being useful for clearing out weird blood stuff that accumulates at low levels over time, like lead and mercury… that’s interesting. I never thought about that angle—even the idea helps explain why some people are into taking charcoal every day for general purposes.
Haven’t heard of that one—I’ll take a look—thanks.
It doesn’t take much water for me to swallow the capsules − 3oz is enough. Dehydration definitely contributes to hangovers! But no way it’s the only thing.
These are great—I’m writing a very long citation-heavy post right now and this feature arrived just in time! And the automatic renumbering already probably saved me an hour.
Having added them, though, they feel a bit big and heavy. I find my eye catching on them as I read, and my internal reading voice pausing when I arrive at them. My current solution is relegating the location of each footnote marker to the end of the sentence, which avoids the hitching but can be confusing: am I saying the whole sentence has a citation, or just the link in the sentence?
I’m currently reading this year’s physical essay collection, and they use a footnote style without brackets, and located at the bottom corner of the text instead of top corner (subscript instead of superscript). My eyes find this style less disruptive—the lack of brackets is probably the biggest part of that, with the sub-instead-of-super a smaller part. I would prefer this style on the site as well. Thought I’d mention it as something to consider—though it could be just a me thing. Either way they are great and thank you!!
Huh. I just tried now and when I click the image icon in the editor it opens up my laptop’s filesystem for me to choose an image. If you can’t find that, it should also work to open the image file on your laptop, ctrl+A to select all of it, then ctrl+C to copy it, and you can paste it into the editor just like you’d paste text. That’s how I usually enter images into posts