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The real trick is making sure the corrupted ambitions of fools don't make you a worse person.

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Wise person once told me, "Be honest and transparent because you never know what mundane uttering might make a difference for someone else".

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Logic is a form of normalization of abstract concepts. If within some formal system we write down the same expression then we can agree that both of us had the same thing in mind. If we write down different expressions then we can try to prove or disprove that they describe equivalent abstractions. I think this is the best part of math and programming but few people get far enough to get there.

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If you are looking to make the world a slightly better place then you can't go wrong if you donate to watsi.org and children.org

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Life pro tip: reddit.com/r/Boxer is a good place.

Even a group of humans as small as 10 people has enclaves, castes, subcultures, and subgroupings that are at odds and reduce overall group efficiency.

I welcome the robot apocalypse and my only regret is I was born too early to be a robot that was part of a real team that accomplished group goals without infighting.

In the conspiracy theory version of things extinction events are discontinuous changes or hyper-parameter changes in the search algorithm.

The arts are a strong signal of intelligence because they require coordination of internal and external models. To effectively act on the world one must first align it with internal models and the arts are a proxy measure of this capability.

Looks like the Herbert clan beat me to the punch.

And I just realized this is literally the endgame of Dune.

If I was a conspiracy theorists I'd say it's almost like the whole purpose of this enterprise was to breed super computers and evolution was the only way they could think of.

And like all good signals this shit requires a lot of effort and hardship but people do it anyway. That's how strong of a selective pressure there is to display intelligence.

We have art because artists get laid. Art is a display of intelligence and that shit is catnip for humans.

And it might not even be for the thing that you think you're best at.

Some day someone will tell you that your best is good enough but you'll first have to try to be better.

Periodic reminder if you're a programmer: no one will remember the code or the algorithms but they will remember the type of person you were while writing the code and thinking of the algorithms.

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