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Eastern enlightenment is not what you think. I mean, maybe it is. But it’s probably not. There’s a reason it’s so elusive, and there’s a reason that it hasn’t joined western science and the western world the way that curiosity … Continue reading
Finding specific instructions on weight loss is difficult. They are all buried in the internet. Covered in clickbait and a waste of time to find. And plenty of them don’t work. So here’s my list. As object level as I … Continue reading
Because I live on the internet I sometimes meet some interesting characters. On this particular occasion I found myself in a conversation with someone who suggested, “I don’t know if I’m paranoid or not”. The full story had some drug … Continue reading
The following is my notes. From a dojo with Lesswrong Sydney about zen koans. The recording is how it went down, some things might be hard to understand because there is no visual recording. I would encourage you to try … Continue reading
We learn’t yesterday about what is a problem? I want to talk about one specific aspect of the barrier. The part of the barrier that is inside your head. The one that makes excuses. The barrier inside my own head. … Continue reading
Core knowledge: List of common human goals Part 1: Exploration-Exploitation Part 1a: The application of the secretary problem to real life dating Part 1b: adding and removing complexity from models Part 2: Bargaining Trade-offs to your brain. Part 2a.1: A strategy against … Continue reading
I have a local lesswronger, he likes to use the phrase, “turning the dial to eleven”. I think XKCD emphasises it well: There’s something sweetly satisfying about turning the dial TO THE MAX just to see what it does. The really beautiful thing … Continue reading
It’s complicated. And depends on the environment in which you share your goals. Scenario 1: you post on facebook “This month I want to lose 1kg, I am worried I can’t do it – you guys should show me support”. Your … Continue reading
I had a really interesting conversation with a guy about modelling information. what I did when talking to him is in one case insist that his model be made more simple because adding more variation in the model was unhelpful, … Continue reading