Nathan Hwang

The Mundane Science of Living Forever

Epistemic Status: timeboxed research, treat as a stepping stone to more comprehensive beliefs. Known uncertainty called out. Live forever, or die trying! Previously: Lifestyle interventions to increase longevity @ LessWrong, 9s of cats. TLDR? Yes, Immortality I wrestled with whether to shoot for a more normal and mundane title, like “In Pursuit of longevity”, but “live a […]

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9s of Cats

Epistemic status: value judgement. The internet has a lot of cat pictures. Let’s say I upload a cat picture to Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3). As of writing, their marketing materials claim that a stored object is 99.999999999% likely to stay securely stored in a year, which translates into a 50% chance of losing a given cat picture […]

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Subdermal Scientific Delivery

Epistemic status: crap armchair theorizing. PutANumOnIt points out that psychology is broken. Having read Robyn Dawes’ House of Cards and Andrew Gelman’s post on the replication crisis, I agree with him, it is kind of crappy that it’s been years since the replication crisis and still nothing seems to have changed. However, I disagree with the shape of his reaction, both online and […]

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The Future of Football is too Near

Epistemic status: opinions and ranting What does the future of football look like? Yes, it is totally about football; it starts out weird, just stick with it and you’ll get to the football[1]. Well, the rest of this post is about that story, so… spoilers ahoy. Didn’t expect your football with a big dollop of […]

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Thoughts on My Tribe

Epistemic status: feelings and intuitions. I’m an aspiring rationalist[1], and I count myself as a part of my local rationality interested community. And it’s wonderful that the community is here! I can confidently say that if it weren’t, I would be less the sort of person I want to be[2]. It introduced me in quick […]

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