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18 months agopoke
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 3 Dec 2020 07:30:20 +0000 (23:30 -0800)]
poke

18 months agoimport three paragraphs about dark side epistemology
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 2 Dec 2020 04:52:32 +0000 (20:52 -0800)]
import three paragraphs about dark side epistemology

18 months agonibbling at "Sexual Dimorphism"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 2 Dec 2020 04:52:07 +0000 (20:52 -0800)]
nibbling at "Sexual Dimorphism"

18 months agopoke at "Sexual Dimorphism"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 1 Dec 2020 22:32:37 +0000 (14:32 -0800)]
poke at "Sexual Dimorphism"

18 months agoshovel some notes/scraps between files
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 1 Dec 2020 20:14:43 +0000 (12:14 -0800)]
shovel some notes/scraps between files

Now that I don't have to do ragequit post set to Sara Bareilles, I
might want to extract some of the points that were written for that,
into the present endeavor

18 months agocheck in
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19 months agofilling in Sexual Dimorphism
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 30 Nov 2020 07:12:54 +0000 (23:12 -0800)]
filling in Sexual Dimorphism

19 months agobackport cosplay images
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 30 Nov 2020 03:20:46 +0000 (19:20 -0800)]
backport cosplay images

19 months agoback-anchors ("Changing Emotions" links (5x), and Murray pt. II)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 29 Nov 2020 22:43:44 +0000 (14:43 -0800)]
back-anchors ("Changing Emotions" links (5x), and Murray pt. II)

I'm a little worried about whether readers actually understand this
"linking to a hidden anchor in an arbitrary paragraph in the middle of
a post" technique? (If you just see the new tab of the old post
scrolled halfway down, it may not be obvious which part I'm trying to
direct you to without a section header to make it clearer.) But it
still seems better than not-doing it? I love my links.

19 months agoworking on filling in "Sexual Dimorphism"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 29 Nov 2020 00:16:06 +0000 (16:16 -0800)]
working on filling in "Sexual Dimorphism"

Is this thought-dumping bad writing? How am I going to edit this
monster? And yet doesn't it, despite everything, beat the alternative?
(The blog is over four years old; at least I'm getting things said
that I somehow didn't get around to in four years.)

19 months agoeh, just throw the Ranma image on the About page
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 28 Nov 2020 21:24:05 +0000 (13:24 -0800)]
eh, just throw the Ranma image on the About page

I've had this sitting in the images directory forever—might as
well. (I'm not even particularly familiar with the manga, which I only
read a few borrowed books of in middle school! But—it's famous enough
to be a touchstone, to take part of my pen name from.)

19 months agocheck in
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19 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism" day-after-Thanksgiving TODO pass
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"Sexual Dimorphism" day-after-Thanksgiving TODO pass

19 months agoupdate old "Changing Emotions" links to nu-LessWrong (LW 2)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 28 Nov 2020 03:48:27 +0000 (19:48 -0800)]
update old "Changing Emotions" links to nu-LessWrong (LW 2)

19 months agoprep and import scraps for T.K.o.t.M.
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Fri, 27 Nov 2020 03:35:38 +0000 (19:35 -0800)]
prep and import scraps for T.K.o.t.M.

Nothing to see here, mostly just importing some prose from a previous
unpublished research project that can be reused

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19 months agopick up that dropped factor of 2
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pick up that dropped factor of 2

The original calculation was comparing cis women to trans people in
general, but I want to be comparing cis women to trans women.

19 months agowrap up and publish "Cis and Trans Women Among Haskell Programmers"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 25 Nov 2020 06:12:46 +0000 (22:12 -0800)]
wrap up and publish "Cis and Trans Women Among Haskell Programmers"

19 months agodrafting "Sexual Dimorphism" to closing line (with many gaps)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 24 Nov 2020 20:45:40 +0000 (12:45 -0800)]
drafting "Sexual Dimorphism" to closing line (with many gaps)

Okay, I figured out where and how I want to close this off! I still
have a lot of writing to do to fill in all those TODO-labeled gaps,
and a lot of editing after that, but this is a nice
skeleton—especially the pelvis.

19 months agocheck in—with hope
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check in—with hope

It looks like I have three more straightforward minor posts to fit in
the pipeline before "Sexual Dimorphism": the 2020 Haskell survey data
is up, the /r/DrWillPowers threads shouldn't be that hard to
summarize, and I know why my first draft of "Crossing the Line" is
floppy. After "Sexual Dimorphism", I can turn to the finalization of
my philosophy-of-language thesis on the robot-cult blog, and then I'll
finally be free (or free to switch back to the gender war with "Trans
Kids on the Margin")

19 months agocheck in
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19 months agodrafted: "Crossing the Line"
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drafted: "Crossing the Line"

What started out just being a paper-review got queered with riffing
off Julia Serano and the best song from the Tangled sequel series?
This is me.

19 months agocheck in
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19 months agosocial media scrap notes
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19 months agonibble at "Comment on 'The Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis'"; cache rhetoric
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 18 Nov 2020 20:33:17 +0000 (12:33 -0800)]
nibble at "Comment on 'The Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis'"; cache rhetoric

19 months agolater Tuesday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism", and check in
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later Tuesday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism", and check in

19 months agoschedule Nixon quotepost, "Interlude XX", and "The Feeling Is Mutual"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:18:44 +0000 (23:18 -0800)]
schedule Nixon quotepost, "Interlude XX", and "The Feeling Is Mutual"

19 months agoearlier Tuesday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 17 Nov 2020 20:35:12 +0000 (12:35 -0800)]
earlier Tuesday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"

I really want to finish this piece! It sets down in words so many
things I haven't been writing about quickly enough for four years!

19 months agocheck in
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19 months agoSaturday haul
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 15 Nov 2020 07:32:53 +0000 (23:32 -0800)]
Saturday haul

This was not a good writing day. Social media addiction is really bad
for me and I need to be better at setting limits.

19 months agocheck in: towards a November (bottom half) blog activity burst?
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 14 Nov 2020 22:15:52 +0000 (14:15 -0800)]
check in: towards a November (bottom half) blog activity burst?

Activity on The Scintillating But Ultimately Untrue Thought is
sometimes "bursty", as I devote attention to the blog (in weeks that
my writing attention isn't focused on Less Wrong), as in April 2020
and December 2019. Maybe November 2019 will be another one of those,
capped by "Sexual Dimorphism" (if I can buckle down and finish it)?

Sometimes the motivation to backlink something from a big post
inspires small posts; for example, the reason I bothered to blog my
old stray thought about the reverse Murray rule is because I thought
it would be funny to backlink it from my Human Diversity review. The
Haskell survey data is similar: I left a Reddit comment about the 2018
survey
(https://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/9yaj1w/2018_state_of_haskell_survey_results/ebm849g/),
but I want a proper post specifically for the "These days, most of the
women" line in "Sexual Dimorphism". The Sapir–Whorf paper is cool and
on-theme but also specifically would make a good backlink in the
"Harms From Misleading Training Data" effortpost on my horizon.

But my audience isn't going to be reading this Git commit message;
they're going to be reading the blog. Let's go! Already.

19 months agoinclude "link" in "Wells for Boys" linkpost slug
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 14 Nov 2020 22:11:38 +0000 (14:11 -0800)]
include "link" in "Wells for Boys" linkpost slug

Ordinarily I would go to great lengths to avoid breaking links by
changing slugs without a redirect solution, but who links to a filler
linkpost? Nobody! Nobody in the whole blogosphere has linked to this!

19 months agocheck in
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19 months agoArmistice Day drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"
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Armistice Day drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"

19 months agocheck in
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19 months agodrafting "Comment on 'The Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis'"
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drafting "Comment on 'The Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis'"

19 months ago"gender dysphoria" is fake and deserves scare quotes
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 11 Nov 2020 23:56:11 +0000 (15:56 -0800)]
"gender dysphoria" is fake and deserves scare quotes

19 months agocheck in
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19 months agoadd Best-Of selection to About page
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add Best-Of selection to About page

19 months agocheck in notes
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19 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism" Monday evening poke
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 10 Nov 2020 06:49:42 +0000 (22:49 -0800)]
"Sexual Dimorphism" Monday evening poke

Bluebird website is really bad for me—I want to finish this

19 months agoMonday morning drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"
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Monday morning drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"

19 months agocheck in
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19 months agodrafting "Sexual Dimorphism"
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drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"

19 months agopronoun glitch (on person! not gender! so it's OK)
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 9 Nov 2020 05:51:16 +0000 (21:51 -0800)]
pronoun glitch (on person! not gender! so it's OK)

19 months agofinish "The Feeling Is Mutual"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 9 Nov 2020 04:26:10 +0000 (20:26 -0800)]
finish "The Feeling Is Mutual"

(I think this can basically be published whenever, but I'm not
thinking about scheduling now, I need to write "Sexual Dimorphism" in
the dying hours of this tragic Sunday)

19 months agoword choices; the badge trim refers to the social construct
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 8 Nov 2020 07:57:52 +0000 (23:57 -0800)]
word choices; the badge trim refers to the social construct

19 months agocheck in
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19 months ago"Two Political Short Stories"
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"Two Political Short Stories"

The first is from Facebook this time four years ago (thanks to the "On
This Day" notification feature!)—verbatim except with the replacement
of "Russian" for "Chinese". (At the time, we knew that Orange Man Bad,
but we didn't know that he was Putin's lapdog.)

19 months agotwo-types anchor in "... To Make Predictions"
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two-types anchor in "... To Make Predictions"

19 months agocheck in
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19 months agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"
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Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"

19 months agofiller buffer: "Interlude XX"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 1 Nov 2020 06:00:47 +0000 (23:00 -0700)]
filler buffer: "Interlude XX"

19 months agocan WNBA players take down a U.S. senator??
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 31 Oct 2020 21:19:20 +0000 (14:19 -0700)]
can WNBA players take down a U.S. senator??

19 months agocheck in
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20 months agonibble at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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nibble at "Sexual Dimorphism"

20 months agonibble at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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nibble at "Sexual Dimorphism"

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20 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism": explaining high-dimensionality, again
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:44:01 +0000 (23:44 -0700)]
"Sexual Dimorphism": explaining high-dimensionality, again

(This is one of my standard points that I'm pretty practiced at
explaining—should I regret it being in the middle of a long post,
rather than making it an individually linkable standalone (like I did
for just the math part)?)

I'm pleased with the height → faces → FaceApp → morphic-adaptation
flow.

20 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences": lead-in to mapping and coda
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 28 Oct 2020 21:07:52 +0000 (14:07 -0700)]
"Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences": lead-in to mapping and coda

20 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism": category of personal identity, into conclusion
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Wed, 28 Oct 2020 06:11:52 +0000 (23:11 -0700)]
"Sexual Dimorphism": category of personal identity, into conclusion

20 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism": Sorites identity
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:52:04 +0000 (10:52 -0700)]
"Sexual Dimorphism": Sorites identity

20 months agocheck in notes
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20 months agoSunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences" 2
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Sunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences" 2

20 months agocheck in
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20 months agoSunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences" 1
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Sunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences" 1

20 months agocheck in notes
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20 months agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in Yudkowsky's Sequences"
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Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in Yudkowsky's Sequences"

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20 months ago"Sexual Dimorphism": morphic adaption unit specifications
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"Sexual Dimorphism": morphic adaption unit specifications

It's always hard to start writing, and it's especially hard to start
writing about this—but it's so important. To me.

20 months agodrafting "Sexual Dimorphism"
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drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"

20 months agopoke at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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20 months agosome sketching out TODO skeleton for "Sexual Dimorphism"
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some sketching out TODO skeleton for "Sexual Dimorphism"

I need to do my dayjob, but it would really be nice to make a push to
finish this post soon!

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20 months agodrafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"
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20 months agonibble at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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20 months agoexplain comment syntax options
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20 months agocheck in notes
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20 months agodrafting "Causality of Ethnic Differences in COVID-19 Outcomes"
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drafting "Causality of Ethnic Differences in COVID-19 Outcomes"

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21 months agoself-deception hash-anchor in "Human Diversity" review
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self-deception hash-anchor in "Human Diversity" review

21 months agoWells for Boys!
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 20 Sep 2020 02:16:51 +0000 (19:16 -0700)]
Wells for Boys!

I don't normally stoop to filler linkposts, but there's a first time
for everything? It is a thing that some blogs do?

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21 months agopoke
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21 months agostrip HTML inside <title> tags
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22 months agofinish and publish "Memento Mori"
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finish and publish "Memento Mori"

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22 months agoCurtis Yarvin robot cult quotepost
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Curtis Yarvin robot cult quotepost

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22 months agoday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"
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day drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"