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Astral Codex Ten Podcast

Mar 5, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/highlights-from-the-comments-on-march

 

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On the article about privateers, local naval expert Bean writes:

It's time for the standard disclaimer any time Proceedings comes up: Proceedings is intended as a forum for discussion of matters...


Mar 4, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/links-for-march

 

Warning: I haven’t independently verified each link. On average, commenters will end up spotting evidence that around two or three of the links in each links post are wrong or misleading. I correct these as I see them, so you may want to read this online instead...


Mar 3, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/shilling-for-big-mitochondria

 

In the 1930s, a shady outfit called Isabella Laboratories made a popular over-the-counter diet pill called Formula 281 (slogan: "281 for the too weighty one"). If you're familiar with any of: the 1930s, shady pharma, or diet pills, your next question...


Mar 2, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/mantic-monday-scoring-rule-controversy

 

Metaculus scoring rule controversy

Zvi considered using some Metaculus markets for his weekly coronavirus roundup, but was turned off by the scoring rules.

Ross Rheingans-Yoo writes about the issue here. Everyone agrees Metaculus’ scoring...


Feb 26, 2021

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/bay-area-plant-based-meat-reviews

 

By this point you’ve probably tried Impossible Burgers, and you know that restaurants can do some pretty impressive things with them. But there are so many interesting meat dishes - what if you want something other than a burger? This market is...