Astral Codex Ten

Scott Alexander
P(A|B) = [P(A)*P(B|A)]/P(B), all the rest is commentary.
Created 30 Aug 2020
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  • Book Review: Which Country Has The World's Best Health Care?
    19 Jan 2022about 16 hours ago • 12 min read • 53 216
    I. If you’re like me, all you’ve heard about international health care systems is “America sucks and should feel bad, everyone else is probably fine or whatever”. Is there more we can learn? Our guide...
  • Practically-A-Book Review: Yudkowsky Contra Ngo On Agents
    19 Jan 20221 day ago • 19 min read • 64 588
    I. The story thus far: AI safety, which started as the hobbyhorse of a few weird transhumanists in the early 2000s, has grown into a medium-sized respectable field. OpenAI, the people responsible for ...
  • Open Thread 207
    17 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 19 854
    This is the weekly visible open thread. Odd-numbered open threads will be no-politics, even-numbered threads will be politics-allowed. This one is odd-numbered, so be careful. Otherwise, post about an...
  • There's A Time For Everyone
    12 Jan 2022 • 9 min read • 530 565
    Last week I got married. I met her two years ago, at one of (our mutual friend) Aella’s weird parties. Not this one, a different one. I was at this one too though. It was great. Our first date, we tal...
  • Hidden Open Thread 206.5
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  • Open Thread 206
    10 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 18 1209
    This is the weekly visible open thread. Odd-numbered open threads will be no-politics, even-numbered threads will be politics-allowed. This one is even-numbered, so go wild - or post about whatever el...
  • Highlights From The Comments On "Don't Look Up"
    07 Jan 2022 • 10 min read • 78 341
    Lots of people thought I was being unfair to the movie. G. Retriever writes: I TOTALLY disagree with your reading of the movie. To me it was a description of a social dynamic that makes even very stra...
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  • Name's The Same
    06 Jan 2022 54 40
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  • Movie Review: Don't Look Up
    04 Jan 2022 • 13 min read • 251 1147
    I. Don’t Look Up is primarily a movie about existential risk, and many great people have already reviewed it as such. I’m going to be less virtuous and use it as a springboard to talk about politics. ...
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