Icosian Reflections

…a tendency to systematize and a keen sense

that we live in a broken world.

Reading Feed (July 2022)


Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Covid 7/28/22: Ruining It For Everyone

Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Monkeypox Post #2


Blog: Shtetl-Optimized | On black holes, holography, the Quantum Extended Church-Turing Thesis, fully homomorphic encryption, and brain uploading

Blog: Overcoming Bias | Beware Upward Reference Classes

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Ireland fact of the day

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Incentives matter, installment #5637

Blog: Astral Codex Ten | Forer Statements As Updates And Affirmations


Blog: Astral Codex Ten | ELK And The Problem Of Truthful AI


Blog: Trevor Klee’s Newsletter | Why does the flu/COVID make us tired?

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Poverty rates in Chile and Venezuela


Blog: Marginal Revolution | Saturday assorted links

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Stop drinking now!


Comic: xkcd | Physics Cost-Saving Tips

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Peer review facts of the day

Blog: Marginal Revolution | First Doses First for Monkeypox


Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | YouTubeTV and Spoilers

Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Covid 7/21/22: Featuring ASPR

Blog: Marginal Revolution | English Forests are Growing


Blog: Astral Codex Ten | Criticism Of Criticism Of Criticism

Comic: xkcd | Chemicals


Blog: Marginal Revolution | Making the other side better


Blog: Marginal Revolution | Science as a source of social alpha

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Counties with more turkeys than people


Blog: Bits About Money | Deposit insurance under the coverage

Comic: SMBC | Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Eff

Comic: xkcd | Minkowski Space


Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Criticism of EA Criticism Contest

Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Covid 7/14/22: BA.2.75 Plus Tax

Blog: JeffTK | Better Quiddler


Blog: In the Pipeline | Paxlovid Resistance: Is It Just a Matter of Time Now?

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Labor Unions Reduce Product Quality

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Geographic mobility is one secret of successful immigration


Blog: Market Design | Texas inmate asks to delay execution for kidney donation


Blog: Marginal Revolution | Operation Warp Speed Should Not have Been Disbanded

Blog: Shtetl-Optimized | Einstein-Bohr debate settled once and for all


Blog: Bits About Money | The alchemy of deposits

Blog: Astral Codex Ten | Nobody Knows How Well Homework Works

Blog: In the Pipeline | Let the Yeast Do It

Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | When Giving People Money Doesn’t Help

Blog: Don't Worry About the Vase | Covid 7/7/22: Paxlovid at the Pharmacy

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Patrick Collison on vaccines

Blog: Marginal Revolution | The Destruction of the Georgia Guidestones and the Bamiyan Buddhas

Blog: Market Design | Mark Braverman wins Abacus Medal (formerly Nevanlinna Prize)


Blog: Astral Codex Ten | Study: Ritalin Works, But School Isn't Worth Paying Attention To


Blog: GiveWell | An update on GiveWell’s funding projections

Blog: Open Philanthropy | Update on Our Planned Allocation to GiveWell’s Recommended Charities in 2022

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Nabeel’s productivity advice

Blog: Marginal Revolution | Emergent Ventures winners, 21st cohort


Comic: xkcd | Mouse Turbines

Blog: Marginal Revolution | What exactly is the problem these days?


Blog: Marginal Revolution | The FDA is Increasing Skin Cancer


Blog: Marginal Revolution | Empires of Ideas


Blog: De Novo | Meiosis is all you need