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Astral Codex Ten Podcast

Oct 6, 2022

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/how-trustworthy-are-supplements

[EDIT: LabDoor responds here]

[Epistemic status: not totally sure of any of this, I welcome comments by people who know more.]

Not as in “do supplements work?”. As in “if you buy a bottle of ginseng from your local store, will it really contain...


Oct 5, 2022

Machine Alignment Monday 10/3/22

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/chai-assistance-games-and-fully-updated

 
 
 

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This Machine Alignment Monday post will focus on this imposing-looking article (source):

Problem Of Fully-Updated Deference is a response by MIRI (eg Eliezer Yudkowsky’s organization)...


Oct 2, 2022

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/universe-hopping-through-substack

RandomTweet is a service that will show you exactly that - a randomly selected tweet from the whole history of Twitter. It describes itself as “a live demo that most people on twitter are not like you.”

I feel the same way about Substack....


Oct 1, 2022

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

[Original post: Unpredictable Reward, Predictable Happiness]

1: Okay, I mostly wanted to highlight this one by Grognoscente:

I think really digging into the neural nitty gritty may prove illuminative here. Dopamine release in nucleus...


Sep 29, 2022

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/from-nostradamus-to-fukuyama

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Nostradamus was a 16th century French physician who claimed to be able to see the future.

(never trust doctors who dabble in futurology, that’s my advice)

His method was: read books of other people’s prophecies and calculate some astrological...