a random collection of musings
John Gall, Systemantics
the ravings of a crazy pediatrician about systems
Ken Liu, The Hidden Girl and Other Stories
meta-narrative and an unlikely but thought-provoking story of how we get to uploading
Unintuitive conclusions from urban planning
Urban planning is weird. Also, cars are bad. Here's why.
Staying Sane in ML: Fixing Your Terrible Data Science Tools to Improve the Research Experience
While machine learning research has made incredible theoretical advances, the day-to-day tools most researchers use are... poorly optimized, to say the least. And much knowledge is locked up in people's private .bashrc files or wikis. This post aims to shed light on some very useful tools for beginning researchers.
Scenarios and Warning Signs for Ajeya's Aggressive, Conservative, and Best Guess AI Timelines
A summary and rephrasal of three plausible scenarios for AI timelines. Most of this post is unoriginal. Cross-posted to LessWrong, and may contain more jargon than usual.