arikr's Comments

Concerning the Recent Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak

For people living in the US, at what point does it become particularly important to start following these methods? I assume it’s always beneficial, but risk adjusted not particularly important until there start being more cases in the US or until we start having more cases. Is that assumption right or dangerously wrong?

[Link] Research as a Stochastic Decision Process

Could you please elaborate on how I could apply this? Or where can I learn more?

[Solved] Was my post about things you'd be reluctant to express in front of other EAs manually removed from the front page, and if so, why?

Thanks! I think it's very unlikely that I was viewing the all posts category but I don't have a screenshot. And I don't think I was viewing the community page either, because I distinctly remember showing my partner that it was neat that my two posts were both on the front page one after the other at positions #2 and #3. is it possible it was re-classified as community as mentioned below by larks?

But it's mostly a moot point anyway as sounds like if it was ever on the frontpage, that was either an error or I'm mis-remembering, so it mostly clears up my question anyway :)

And makes sense that this post should be in the personal blog category, thanks!

What to know before talking with journalists about EA

I highly recommend the book "The Media Training Bible" – I found it to be surprisingly insightful and broadly useful.

Specific to this thread, it teaches you how you can maximize the odds of being represented in a way you're happy with, rather than feeling disappointed when you see how you're quoted / the final article.

What opinions that you hold would you be reluctant to express publicly to other EAs?

Thanks. Your comment helped me realize that I didn't accurately describe my position. My position is more accurately: I think that most people who think it's terrible that Trump is President are heavily biased by tribal ideology, and that this makes it hard for them to see clearly, and hard for them to realize that they're not seeing clearly.

What opinions that you hold would you be reluctant to express publicly to other EAs?
Answer by arikrSep 07, 201917

That I've wondered if reducing abortions might be a suitable focus area for EA (more abortions per year in the US than people dying of smoking related illnesses in the US).

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