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Of human rights and human gain.
Re-reading last year’s Advent of Code solutions and I have NFC what I was thinking.
(and no it’s not (just) because I used Perl)
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand SlateStarCodex. The
racismphilosophy is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of rhetoric most of the points will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Scott’s rationalist outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Eliezer Yudkowsky’s self-insert fanfic, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these points, to realise that they’re not just trite- they say something deep about SOCIETY. As a consequence people who dislike SlateStarCodex truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the value of Scott’s upholding of the “principle of charity”, which itself is a cryptic reference to not punching Nazisneoreaction. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Scott Alexander’s genius wit unfolds itself on their computer screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂
And yes, by the way, i DO have a MIRI tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎
“I, for one, welcome our new AI overlords” seems to be a regrettably common credo among nerds.
The show is back after the departure of Nikola Walker in one of the lead roles, and it’s still good.
When Apple Pay fucks with the interaction of my public transport app, the easiest thing to do to resolve it is to fucking delete my card from Apple Pay.
Man, this is so good. Like Pantheon I got to this via a jwz recco post and he is spot on. This is Miyazaki crossed with Mœbius, a phantasmagoria of a planet that either kills you quick or subjects you to exquisite body horror. And yet among this a few human castaways struggle to survive.
Effective Altruism spectacularly imploding will never cease to be funny. First SBF/FTX, now OpenAI. Turns out, when push comes to shove, cold hard cash beats bad SF predictions.
OpenAI drama is the nerd gift that keeps on giving. It helps that everyone involved is terrible so it’s pure Schadenfreude.
The utilitarian, starting from the (gargantuan) assumption that morality is just calculations along a well-ordered set of good and evil outcomes, is forced into repugnant conclusions over and over every time they compare things that aren’t local in the set, or when they hit a particularly convoluted part of it.
The number of patients in the emergency department of Chicago Med is only exceeded by the various doctor’s ethical violations.
Wanna know the difference between Lobste.rs and HN? The news that OpenAI has fired some techbro from their board is currently the third most scored submission at HN, at 4.5k score. On Lobste.rs, the same link is downvoted to the minimum of −5 as off-topic.
As a plus, the mods on lobste.rs don’t have to beg people to log off so the site doesn’t melt: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=38310213.
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