As I understand it, the purpose of a ventilator is to make up for a person’s inability to move sufficient air in and out of their lungs, but it assumes that the lungs, if given air, don’t have a problem with getting oxygen into the bloodstream.
Tell me about more of the things expers weren’t talking about.
″ In 2017, a federal court, the U.S. Southern District Court of New York, sided with Elsevier and ruled Sci-Hub should stop operating and pay $15 million in damages. In a similar lawsuit, the American Chemistry Society won a case against Elbakyan and the right to demand another $4.8 million in damages.
In addition, both courts effectively prohibited any U.S. company from facilitating Sci-Hub’s work. Elbakyan had to migrate the website from its early .org domain, and the U.S.-based online payment services are no longer an option for her. She can no longer use Cloudflare, a service that protects websites from denial-of-service attacks, she said. ”
A thing I regret not thinking of is that ventilators aren’t as crucial as was expected because they’re dependent on the long tissue being healthy.
I’m not an expert, but it’s so obvious. I don’t know how to avoid making that sort of mistake. Maybe being careful about tracking chains of causation.
Conservation of thought, perhaps. The root problem is having more options than you can handle, probably amplified by bad premises. Or the other hand, if you’re swamped, when will you have time to improve your premises?
“Conservation of thought” is from an early issue of The New York Review of Science Fiction.
I don’t have children, and my upbringing wasn’t especially good or bad on learning rationality.
Still, what I’m noticing in your post and the comments so far is the idea that rationality is something to put into your children.
I believe that rationality mostly needs to be modeled. Take your mind and your children’s connection to the universe seriously. Show them that thinking and arguing are both fun and useful.
I think that even if the NYT doesn’t dox Scott in a first article, his identity is now part of the story, and he’ll be doxed in various major media, probably including a second article from the NYT.
Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency is about why businesses fail if they ignore all other values in favor of maximizing profit—they lose too much flexibility.
I’m looking forward to the rest of this series.
I never would have thought biological systems are random, but spaghetti code isn’t about randomness, it’s about complex interdependence. This being said, the book looks really valuable—even if can only help sort out the simpler parts of biology, that’s quite a bit.
There may be another piece—the ability to count on each other for help.
I think the anime thing is partly feeling a compulsion to say something combined with availability bias. Of course, there’s also an element of completely ignoring consent.
There was someone who was interviewed on Tim Ferriss who recommended finding out what you care about and spending a lot more on that and what you don’t care about and spending a lot less on that. In particular, there was a suggestion to think about spending ten times as much on what you care about—you’ve got a chance of turning up improvements which aren’t nearly that expensive.
My impression from a few arguments I’ve been in is that there are people who simply don’t/can’t believe that health extension is possible, so they can’t assimilate arguments based on the idea of health extension. You say life extension and they hear miserable old age extension.
I think I’m on a waiting list.
Do I pay now, or when a space opens up?
It’s a fascinating essay, but non-automation isn’t all that great. In particular, Confucian China had foot-binding for nearly a thousand years—mothers slowly breaking their daughter’s feet to make the daughters more marriageable.
It’s possible that in the long run, societies with automation are even worse than societies without it, but I don’t think that’s proven.
This also implies that it’s a good idea to avoid houses with a history of mysterious deaths. The deaths were no longer mysterious when carbon monoxide poisoning was figured out, but before that?
I was very fond of this site. There were excellent essays, and the discussion structure suited me very well. I’m more of a short form writer. Also, the way it was easy to find old material and conveniently add to old threads is a feature that ssc doesn’t have.
The big block of unchanging recommendations at the top of LW2 gets on my nerves.
This being said, the resident troll squeezed a lot of the fun out of LW1, and getting to be moderator—and then discovering I didn’t have adequate moderation tools—gave me something of an ugh field about the place. And now it’s over. It was good when it was good.
I’m somewhat annoyed that this claims there’s a solution to becoming happier, goes on at some length, and doesn’t include the solution.
So, some years later, and I’m surprised I was upset. I consider this to be progress.