Author Archives: Aeoli Pera

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More predictions (Owl convo)

Everybody’s got predictions and everybody’s sick to death of everybody else’s predictions, but Owl and I have been nailing it for years and you can’t pay for that kind of foresight. the business model thing might be worth a shot … Continue reading

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Sauna

So I’d been stressing out about how much I want my own infrared sauna and how expensive they are. Well, today I was at the gym reviewing some lectures in the dry sauna to get ready for a quiz. Another … Continue reading

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In which I get SWOTed (Owl convo)

We should get back to your advice, because I think there’s actually a good thing in there that’s way bigger than my criticism.The main bit of advice is “signal outside the box”.“Don’t submit your resume to companies where your virtues … Continue reading

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Most people have impostor syndrome because most people are impostors

(Passing along some advice I just gave in a conversation.) I may or may not have mentioned before that the only necessary part of a business, war, political movement, etc. is sales. You can put eudaimonia in a bottle and … Continue reading

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EasyPeasy method for quitting porn

I heard about this repeatedly from the Godcast guys and gave it a shot for a month. Hard endorse. https://easypeasymethod.org/ I haven’t stopped choking the chicken, but I have completely stopped using porn and don’t miss it. When you see … Continue reading

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Thoughts on why I don’t feel depression after accomplishing a goal

I’ve heard of this phenomenon of feeling depression after a goal a few times but have never experienced it. Here’s why I think I don’t experience this: My goals are typically so difficult that at the actual moment I achieve … Continue reading

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Superforecasting the ITZ (Owl convo)

Oh, I wanted to mention we should invent ITZ superforecasting.I.e. List public services, then predict the odds of each service experiencing an outage of length T in a particular region. ooooooooo‘s a good idea Before such and such time.Example question: … Continue reading

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The two-party system in a meme

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Melonhead autism definition

Someone asked me to define melonhead autism. What I came up with was “Melon autism is Lucifer’s attitude toward authority in Paradise Lost.” Best exemplified by Lawrence of Arabia, especially the scene where he’s dopamine spiraling and decides to assert … Continue reading

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Ken convo re: symbol poasting

Responding to: Regardless of the number of points, the N-pointed star is essentially a star. “Star” is the noun part of the symbol and the number of points is the modifier. So a six-pointed star can be read as “5-thing … Continue reading

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