Stuff I Found Interesting In April
1) David Nash has started a substack that gives updates on developments in Effective Altruism.
2) This article in The Economist about the economics of food delivery apps.
3) Ben Kuhn on searching for outliers.
4) Jar’Edo Wens - the longest-lasting hoax article in the history of Wikipedia.
5) Peter McLaughlin wrote a great response to my claim that interesting ideas are probably less likely to be true. [EDIT: This ended up as a guest post on ATIS, but if you didn’t read it yet, check it out].
6) James Harris on twenty years of depression.
7) Marx was an obsessive wonk.
8) Maybe asking people who they think will win is a better method than traditional polling for forecasting elections. Maybe.
9) This post on the EA Forum about Imposter Syndrome. I wrote an article about Imposter Syndrome a few months ago but think it may have been misguided and needlessly unkind.
10) The substack iOS app has been pretty good for finding new interesting stuff to read, so if you don’t have that already it’s probably worth downloading:
11) Why don’t more friends live near each other?
12) Do the best performers give the best advice?
13) Why is everyone suddenly talking about tanning their testicles?
14) How much would you need to donate to offset lifetime GHG emissions?
15) The GPT-3 Playground is a lot of fun.
16) Gavin Leech on AI risks. Very good primer if you don’t really know much about AI (like me!).
17) Ryan Beck responds to my article on intuition.
18) London’s lost ringways.
19) You might find some of the stuff I post on Twitter interesting, so consider following me if you don’t already!
20) On expected utility, part 1: Skyscrapers and madmen.