The Mind Killer Episode 2

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WHO is reporting statistics from Taiwan together with China’s stats

WHO originally repeated China’s claim that COVID wasn’t human-transmissible.

Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund Refused to Support #MeToo Sex Assault Allegation Against Joe Biden

Reason article on the allegations against Joe Biden

Slatestarcodex: Against Overgendering Harrassment

The Bayesian Conspiracy – David on a Negative Income Tax

Coronavirus testing – not enough false positives 

Everyone is on lockdown except for the South 

Spain to try out UBI?

US Government to Pay Pastor Salaries

Amazon Warehouse worker/protester fired 

Captain of Aircraft Carrier dismissed for requesting crew protection

Happy News!
Industries pivot to making ventiatlors
Crispr injected into dude’s eye to reverse blindness caused by genetic abnormality. Results pending.

80,000 Hours: Good News About Covid-19

George Orwell: Politics and the English Language

 

And for next time::

Robert Graboyes #PostCovid predictions

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108 – Rudi Hoffman on How to Beat Death and Taxes

Long time listeners will have heard Steven plug his name several times, but now we’ve got the man himself! Futurist, Cryonicist, and life insurance guru Rudi Hoffman is here to give the best sales pitch for signing up for Cryonics that I (Steven, and I suspect all of the hosts) have heard.

I promise we’ll work out the audio issues by the next episode.

You guys are gonna love the first half. The second half had this awesome audio hiccup so it sounds like we’re recording into those cups with strings attached to them. Apologies for the audio quality–now that everybody’s working from home and practicing safe social distancing… well, it’s Skype o’clock. Due to the time constraint I (Steven, blame me) decided to just air the poor audio version. Tell me how much you hate it in the discord, but only after you listen to the first half.

Show links:

  • Everything you need to know can be found at rudihoffman.com! If you have any questions about anything we discussed, hit him up.

Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast… and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Illusion of Transparency: Why No One Understands You

Expecting Short Inferential Distances

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Scientific Evidence, Legal Evidence, Rational Evidence

Is Molecular Nanotechnology “Scientific”?

 


Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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The Mind Killer 001 – The Hammer and The Dance

Politics is the mind killer, so come get mind-killed! Your hosts Wesley Fenza, Eneasz Brodski, and David Spearman discuss the week’s news.

There’s a new podcast in town, and we’re giving it a kick-start.

We will host the first four episodes of The Mind Killer here on The Bayesian Conspiracy’s feed. After that, you’ll have to subscribe to it separately to keep getting it. Subscribe now, before you forget! RSS is http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheMindKiller
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Links:
The Hammer and the Dance
Hanson’s proposal to intentionally infect the healthy with a low-load dose
The Stimulus Package
Rio de Janeiro gangs do the right thing
Eneasz has a blog post that says in text what he said in audio re: emergency prices

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107 – Talking to Even More Strangers

The conspirators go more in-depth on how little we know about the people we don’t know (Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers), plus more COVID19 chattering.

Apologies for the audio quality–now that everybody’s working from home and practicing safe social distancing… well, it’s Skype o’clock.

Content warning: this episode contains some discussion of sexual assault, as it relates to the book. Non-graphic.

Show links:


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast… and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Hindsight Bias

Hindsight Devalues Science

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Illusion of Transparency: Why No One Understands You

Expecting Short Inferential Distances


Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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106 – Talking to Strangers (with COVID-19)

We open up with some pre-episode chatter that I left in, then talk for a bit about Coronavirus before moving into the scheduled topic of Malcom Gladwell’s book Talking to Strangers!


UPDATE: Given the situation in Italy, we’re upping our concern. Please increase the emotional volume of the Coronavirus section by about 1.5 levels.

 

 

 

SSC Coronavirus

Seeing The Smoke

Last Week Tonight on Coronavirus

SMBC Steven mentioned in the pre-episode stuff


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast… and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Update Yourself Incrementally

One Argument Against An Army

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Hindsight Bias

Hindsight Devalues Science


Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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105 – The Anthropic Principle is da bomb

What conclusions can you draw from the fact that you’re here?

The Anthropic Principle – 5 short examples

Anthropics and Biased Models – “we can’t use anthropic reasoning on a single side of a model”

An Anthropic Principle Fairy Tale

Hanson’s “Great Filter” and does the Anthropic Principle affect it?

Max Tegmark’s mathematical universe levels

New Death Note one-shot chapter

Key & Peele get tone confused over texts


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast… and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

We didn’t get around to discussing any LessWrong posts in this episode. Whoops!

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Update Yourself Incrementally

One Argument Against An Army


Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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