It’s funny that this came up on LessWrong around this time, as I’ve just recently been thinking about how to get vim-like behavior out of arbitrary text boxes. Except I also have the additional problem that I’m somewhat unsatisfied with vim. I’ve been trying to put together my own editor with an “API first” mentality, so that I might be able to, I don’t know, eventually produce some kind of GTK widget that acts like my editor by default. Or something. And then maybe it’ll be easy to make a variant of, say, Thunderbird, in which the email-editing text box is one of those instead of a normal text box.
(If you’re curious, I have two complaints about vim. (1) It’s a little bloated, what with being able to open a terminal inside of the editor and using a presumably baked-in variant of sed to do find-and-replace rather than making you go through a generic “run such-and-such program on such-and-such text selection” command if you want the fancy sed stuff. And (2) its commands are slightly irregular, like how d/foo deletes everything up to what the cursor would land on if you just typed /foo but how dfi deletes everything up to and including what the cursor would land on if you just typed fi.)
Also as a side note, I’m curious what’s actually in the paywalled posts. Surely people didn’t write a bunch of really high-quality content just for an April Fools’ day joke?
I was 100%, completely, unreservedly fooled by this year’s April Fools’ joke. Hilarious XDD
the paucity of scenarios where such a proof would be desired (either due to a lack of importance of such character, or a lack of relevant doubt),
(or by differing opinion of what counts as desirable character!)
To summarize: a binary property P is either discernable (can’t keep your status private) or not (can’t prove your status).
It seems like “agent X puts a particular dollar value on human life” might be ambiguous between “agent X acts as though human lives are worth exactly N dollars each” and “agent X’s internal thoughts explicitly assign a dollar value of N to a human life”. I wonder if that’s causing some confusion surrounding this topic. (I didn’t watch the linked video.)
I haven’t read the post, but I thought I should let you know that several questions have answers that are not spoiler’d.
(The glitch exploits a subpixel misalignment present in about 0.1% of Toyota cars and is extremely difficult to execute even if you know you have a car with the alignment issue right in front of you.)
If you think traffic RNG is bad in the Glitchless category, you should watch someone streaming any% attempts. The current WR has a three-mile damage boost glitch that skips the better part of the commute, saving 13 minutes, and the gal who got it had to grind over 14k attempts for it (about a dozen of them got similar boosts but died on impact).
Your comment blew my mind.
Alternative: write important things many times.
Nice time. Here are some thoughts for possible additional timesaves:
Wake your partner up before even putting the coffee on so she can be a little more awake when she’s helping with your hair.
Sleep in your work clothes to skip the part where you get dressed.
Drive 20-30mph over the speed limit. (This is probably best as an IL strat, since if you crash or get pulled over then the run is pretty much dead.)
If you manage to get all these in a run, then depending on the length of your commute I think you’ll be able to gold this split by 5-10 more minutes.
This reminds me of something I thought of a while back, that I’d like to start doing again now that I’ve remembered it. Whenever I sense myself getting unfairly annoyed at someone (which happens a lot) I try to imagine that I’m watching a movie in which that person is the protagonist. I imagine that I know what their story and struggles are, and that I’m rooting for them every step of the way. Now that I’m getting into fiction writing, I might also try imagining that I’m writing them as a character, which has the same vibe as the other techniques. The one time I’ve actually tried this so far, it worked really well!
Thanks for your response!
Thanks for sharing!
Re the second sentence: lol. Yeah, I bet you’re right.
Your last paragraph is interesting to me. I don’t think I can say that I’ve had the same experience, though I do think that some people have that effect on me. I can think of at least one person who I normally don’t run out of gas when I’m talking to them. But I think other people actually amplify the problem. For example, I meet with three of my friends for a friendly debate on a weekly basis, and the things they say frequently run against the grain of my mind, and I often run out of gas while trying to figure out how to respond to them.
This very much matches my own experiences! Keeping something in the back of my mind has always been somewhere between difficult and impossible for me, and for that reason I set timers for all important events during the day (classes, interviews, meetings, etc). I also carry a pocket-sized notebook and a writing utensil with me wherever I go, in case I stumble on something that I have to deal with “later”.
I have also found my attention drifting away in the middle of conversations, and I too have cultivated the skill of non-rudely admitting to it and asking the other person to repeat themselves.
As for improvising… I play piano, and the main thing I do is improvise! I find improv sessions much easier to stay engaged in than sessions spent trying to read through sheet music.
And, I also have a ton of projects that are 1⁄4 to 3⁄4 done (though I think that’s probably common to a larger subset of people than the other things).
So thanks for sharing your experiences! I had never seriously considered the possibility that I had ADHD before, even though I’ve known for a while that I have a somewhat atypical mind. I’m gonna look into that! Makes note in said pocket-sized notebook.
Side note: I think one reason I never wondered whether I have ADHD is that, in my perception, claiming to have ADHD is something of a “fad” among people in my age group, and I think my brain sort of silently assumed that that means it’s not also a real condition that people can actually suffer from. That’s gonna be a WHOOPS from me, dawg.
Good point! I admit that although I’ve thought about this incident many times, this has never occurred to me.