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2 years 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"

2 years 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!

2 years agocheck in
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2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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!

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2 years agoArmistice Day drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"
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Armistice Day drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"

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2 years agodrafting "Comment on 'The Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis'"
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drafting "Comment on 'The Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis'"

2 years 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

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2 years agoadd Best-Of selection to About page
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2 years 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

2 years agoMonday morning drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"
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Monday morning drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"

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2 years agodrafting "Sexual Dimorphism"
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2 years 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)

2 years 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)

2 years 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

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2 years ago"Two Political Short Stories"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 8 Nov 2020 07:44:15 +0000 (23:44 -0800)]
"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.)

2 years agotwo-types anchor in "... To Make Predictions"
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two-types anchor in "... To Make Predictions"

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2 years agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sun, 1 Nov 2020 06:37:10 +0000 (23:37 -0700)]
Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"

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

2 years 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??

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2 years agonibble at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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nibble at "Sexual Dimorphism"

2 years agonibble at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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2 years 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.

2 years 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

2 years 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

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

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2 years agoSunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences" 2
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Sunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences" 2

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2 years agoSunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences" 1
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Sunday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences" 1

2 years agocheck in notes
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2 years agoSaturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in Yudkowsky's Sequences"
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Saturday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in Yudkowsky's Sequences"

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2 years ago"Sexual Dimorphism": morphic adaption unit specifications
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Fri, 23 Oct 2020 18:31:54 +0000 (11:31 -0700)]
"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.

2 years agodrafting "Sexual Dimorphism"
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drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"

2 years agopoke at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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2 years agosome sketching out TODO skeleton for "Sexual Dimorphism"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 12 Oct 2020 17:08:13 +0000 (10:08 -0700)]
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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2 years agodrafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"
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2 years agonibble at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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2 years agoexplain comment syntax options
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2 years 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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2 years agoself-deception hash-anchor in "Human Diversity" review
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self-deception hash-anchor in "Human Diversity" review

2 years 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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2 years agostrip HTML inside <title> tags
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2 years agofinish and publish "Memento Mori"
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finish and publish "Memento Mori"

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2 years agoCurtis Yarvin robot cult quotepost
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Curtis Yarvin robot cult quotepost

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2 years agoday drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"
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day drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"

2 years agodown brightness, up contrast on descender handwriting sample
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down brightness, up contrast on descender handwriting sample

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2 years agopoke at "Memento Mori"
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2 years agodrafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 24 Aug 2020 05:21:52 +0000 (22:21 -0700)]
drafting "Sexual Dimorphism in the Sequences"

2 years agoancillary pages for captions
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Mon, 24 Aug 2020 05:19:52 +0000 (22:19 -0700)]
ancillary pages for captions

2 years agotap at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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tap at "Sexual Dimorphism"

I've been lazy, but it's time to make something of what's left of my
Sunday

2 years agodrafting "Memento Mori"
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drafting "Memento Mori"

2 years agodrafting "Memento Mori"; and, check in
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drafting "Memento Mori"; and, check in

2 years agotap at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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tap at "Sexual Dimorphism"

I had shifted more activity to the laptop because I was afraid of
being interrupted by the rolling blackouts, but it turns out that I'm
in outage block 50, and " Block 50 customers are usually on the same
circuit as a critical facility such as a hospital, police station or
fire station and are unlikely to be affected by rotating block
outages"
(https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/planning-and-preparedness/safety-and-preparedness/find-your-rotating-outage-block/find-your-rotating-outage-block.page).

2 years agotap at "Sexual Dimorphism"
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tap at "Sexual Dimorphism"

2 years agodrafting "Sexual Dimorphism"
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drafting "Sexual Dimorphism"

2 years agoimporting another ancillary Diary entry
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2 years agocheck in "Blindspot" draft
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This unfinished short story draft is from 2011—it might be worth
finishing!

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2 years agocheck in notes; nonconsensual puberty
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2 years agoproperly yank Irreversible Damage review stub to drafts
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Sat, 18 Jul 2020 20:58:18 +0000 (13:58 -0700)]
properly yank Irreversible Damage review stub to drafts

It's supposed to be a draft, not finished and scheduled for 1 January
2021.

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2 years agoInterlude from the archives
M. Taylor Saotome-Westlake [Fri, 17 Jul 2020 03:55:33 +0000 (20:55 -0700)]
Interlude from the archives

Thanks to Facebook's "On This Day" notifications.

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2 years agodon't even Facebook
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don't even Facebook

2 years agogearing towards "Sexual Dimorphism"
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gearing towards "Sexual Dimorphism"

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