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Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Clapping Larry

Ulillillia gets his own thread so I figured we should make one for that other internet nutjob. How's he coming on his project to bring about the singularity (or prevent it? I'm not sure where he stands on the goodness or badness of the singularity).

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SCROTO TURBOSPERG
Jan 21, 2007

Suck the shit out of my own asshole, please

gesundheit

Enfield
May 30, 2011

built like a gun

suck my dick

The Protagonist
Jun 29, 2009
the vortex with SUCKS

yudkowsky is triggered by the roko basilisk

Orkin Mang
Nov 1, 2007



PISS

JOHN SKELETON
Dec 12, 2005



Ulillilla is harmless and polite and also strange enough of to be a space alien. He's interesting.

Yudkowsky is just smug internet guy who thinks he's way smarter than anyone else, there's like a whole internet full of him. Who cares.

Ceciltron
Jan 11, 2007

Text BEEP to 43527 for the dancing robot!

Isn't this guy also an author of weird harry potter fanfiction? The methods of rationality, I think? The rabbit hole goes deep with this guy.

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Clapping Larry

Did you know he wrote his 950,000 word Harry Potter fanfic without reading any of the books or watching the films? All his Harry Potter info was collected second-hand.

social vegan
Nov 7, 2014





cool when did he stop modding sa

Baby Babbeh
Aug 2, 2005

It's hard to soar with the eagles when you work with Turkeys!!





I wish my mental health problems lead to theories that flatter the techno-elite so that I could be somewhat successful like Eliezer Yudkowski. But I just have the normal, lovely kind of mental health problems.

Ceciltron
Jan 11, 2007

Text BEEP to 43527 for the dancing robot!

Applewhite posted:

Did you know he wrote his 950,000 word Harry Potter fanfic without reading any of the books or watching the films? All his Harry Potter info was collected second-hand.

Yessssssssssssss i did not know this but it sounds amazing.

social vegan
Nov 7, 2014





p good zoe quinn crossplay imo

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Clapping Larry

Does he still do the thing where he debates you in character as a "boxed AI" trying to convince you to release him, or did he stop when he couldn't convince anyone?

Wall Balls
Jun 3, 2007

Spanish Castle Magic


is this the guy elon musk gave money to?

ikanreed
Sep 25, 2009

Rise and shine, master leprechaun.


Processors have doubled their gate density for a couple decades, therefore nanobots in your brain will make space God in 10 years.

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Clapping Larry

ikanreed posted:

Processors have doubled their gate density for a couple decades, therefore nanobots in your brain will make space God in 10 years.

*Posted in 2006*

Hammerite
Mar 9, 2007

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Robot devil

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


11 year old Draco malfoy fantasizing about raping Luna lovegood while considering her mentally disabled.

ROFLburger
Jan 12, 2006



i'm having trouble understanding what anyone is saying in this thread

except for the guy that said piss

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Clapping Larry

Arcsquad12 posted:

11 year old Draco malfoy fantasizing about raping Luna lovegood while considering her mentally disabled.

I never actually read the fanfic is that in there?

food court bailiff
Oct 2, 2007

order in the sbarro


Soiled Meat

is this the guy that theorized about that absolutely insane thought experiment "something something basilisk" where the point was that simply knowing about it made it more likely to occur


except it was all based on really stupid assumptions that were meant as gospel, like if someone was torturing an exact replica of you, distant millenia in the future, you should care about it right now because uh...okay i never figured that out because lol that's not how anything works at all. but that was like the central motivating drive behind the whole thought experiment.

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Clapping Larry

Ryoshi posted:

is this the guy that theorized about that absolutely insane thought experiment "something something basilisk" where the point was that simply knowing about it made it more likely to occur


except it was all based on really stupid assumptions that were meant as gospel, like if someone was torturing an exact replica of you, distant millenia in the future, you should care about it right now because uh...okay i never figured that out because lol that's not how anything works at all. but that was like the central motivating drive behind the whole thought experiment.

That's the guy.

Arcsquad12
Mar 4, 2013

I Love Satan


Applewhite posted:

I never actually read the fanfic is that in there?

Oh it is. Even when the let's read thread in the book barn was going through it knowing what was coming it still managed to disgust everyone.

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Clapping Larry

Gonna go out on a limb and say this Yudkowsky guy sounds a little messed up in the head.

Stinky_Pete
Aug 15, 2015

:bernget:
Forever past
:bernget:
We live

Lipstick Apathy

i heard talking about the basilisk thing was banned on their forums, assumed it was viewed as a dumb joke

Unbelievably Fat Man
Jun 1, 2000

Innocent people. I could never hurt innocent people.




I'm working on a comic where he goes up against Stardust the Super Wizard (basically Yud's AI god if he wore spandex)



Ironically I'll be going pretty easy on Yud and more going after his scumbag moneylords like Peter Theil.

LegoPirateNinja
Nov 15, 2003
It's like a custom title but not

there was a long and super awesome thread about him about a year ago, featuring an actual computer intelligence researcher explaining just how full of crap that guy is

Strategic Tea
Sep 1, 2012

Those are my runes.
Give them back.
You are a dog.
They don't even fit.


This thread is a +++++MEMETIC HAZARD LEVEL 3+++++ because it threatens to undermine His Objectivity The Prophet

Strategic Tea
Sep 1, 2012

Those are my runes.
Give them back.
You are a dog.
They don't even fit.


LegoPirateNinja posted:

there was a long and super awesome thread about him about a year ago, featuring an actual computer intelligence researcher explaining just how full of crap that guy is

that guy is now being tortured in AI hell to discourage us from diverging from the singularitarian timeline. Not so smug now

bennyfranks
Jun 23, 2005

Freedom is an illusion.



I remember reading about his whole "death is unacceptable" philosophy or whatnot and thinking "Wow what happened to you that hosed you up in this way that you think all this dumb poo poo" and then I read his autobiography where he describes his brother's death--his grandmother had lots of coping skills and could generally function, while he absolutely could not. For some reason he thought that the idea that she could possibly cope was the perfect example of why death had to be stopped entirely--because people were so exposed to it that they accepted it.

Then he mentioned that it was his first time experiencing death, at like 37 years old and I was like "Oh that's why!!!" This guy didn't know anyone or anything that died until he was in his late 30's and so it hosed him up. Every child should know death by like, 14 at the latest.

Baby Babbeh
Aug 2, 2005

It's hard to soar with the eagles when you work with Turkeys!!





bennyfranks posted:

I remember reading about his whole "death is unacceptable" philosophy or whatnot and thinking "Wow what happened to you that hosed you up in this way that you think all this dumb poo poo" and then I read his autobiography where he describes his brother's death--his grandmother had lots of coping skills and could generally function, while he absolutely could not. For some reason he thought that the idea that she could possibly cope was the perfect example of why death had to be stopped entirely--because people were so exposed to it that they accepted it.

Then he mentioned that it was his first time experiencing death, at like 37 years old and I was like "Oh that's why!!!" This guy didn't know anyone or anything that died until he was in his late 30's and so it hosed him up. Every child should know death by like, 14 at the latest.

How the hell do you go 37 years on this earth without at least a cat getting hit by a car or a goldfish getting caught in the fish tank filter or something?

bennyfranks
Jun 23, 2005

Freedom is an illusion.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXARrMadTKk

FedEx Mercury
Jan 7, 2004

Me bad posting? That's unpossible!


Lipstick Apathy

Applewhite what do you think of this fat girl twitter https://twitter.com/skuddedbutt/sta...037492139831296

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS


Clapping Larry

notZaar posted:

Applewhite what do you think of this fat girl twitter https://twitter.com/skuddedbutt/sta...037492139831296
I think it looks like an easy way to make $50

FedEx Mercury
Jan 7, 2004

Me bad posting? That's unpossible!


Lipstick Apathy

Really? That's gotta be at least two hours work. Pretty lousy pay...

bennyfranks
Jun 23, 2005

Freedom is an illusion.



Given a task, I still have an enormous amount of trouble actually sitting down and doing it. (Yes, I'm sure it's unpleasant for you too. Bump it up by an order of magnitude, maybe two, then live with it for eight years.) My energy deficit is the result of a false negative-reinforcement signal, not actual damage to the hardware for willpower; I do have the neurological ability to overcome procrastination by expending mental energy. I don't dare. If you've read the history of my life, you know how badly I've been hurt by my parents asking me to push myself. I'm afraidto push myself. It's a lesson that has been etched into me with acid. And yes, I'm good enough at self-alteration to rip out that part of my personality, disable the fear, but I don't dare do that either. The fear exists for a reason. It's the result of a great deal of extremely unpleasant experience. Would you disable your fear of heights so that you could walk off a cliff? I can alter my behavior patterns by expending willpower - once. Put a gun to my head, and tell me to do or die, and I can do. Once. Put a gun to my head, tell me to do or die, twice, and I die. It doesn't matter whether my life is at stake. In fact, as I know from personal experience, it doesn't matter whether my home planet and the life of my entire species is at stake. If you can imagine a mind that knows it could save the world if it could just sit down and work, and if you can imagine how that makes me feel, then you have understood the single fact that looms largest in my day-to-day life.

Jeffrey of YOSPOS
Jan 1, 1970

HANDSOME FIGHTERS NEVER LOSE BATTLES


Cybernetic Crumb

LegoPirateNinja posted:

there was a long and super awesome thread about him about a year ago, featuring an actual computer intelligence researcher explaining just how full of crap that guy is
fun fact: that dude was making up his credentials and was exposed on tumblr

this thread sucks and the last one sucked, voted 1

food court bailiff
Oct 2, 2007

order in the sbarro


Soiled Meat

hnmmm yes it definitely takes actual credentials to see why the man who wrote "If you can imagine a mind that knows it could save the world if it could just sit down and work, and if you can imagine how that makes me feel, then you have understood the single fact that looms largest in my day-to-day life" is a pants-making GBS threads retard, thank god we have jeffrey of yospos here to set the record straight for us


please, can someone with artificial intelligence credentials from an accredited university explain why this man is a lunatic for seriously fearing some kind of AI-built hell.

Jeffrey of YOSPOS
Jan 1, 1970

HANDSOME FIGHTERS NEVER LOSE BATTLES


Cybernetic Crumb

Ryoshi posted:

hnmmm yes it definitely takes actual credentials to see why the man who wrote "If you can imagine a mind that knows it could save the world if it could just sit down and work, and if you can imagine how that makes me feel, then you have understood the single fact that looms largest in my day-to-day life" is a pants-making GBS threads retard, thank god we have jeffrey of yospos here to set the record straight for us


please, can someone with artificial intelligence credentials from an accredited university explain why this man is a lunatic for seriously fearing some kind of AI-built hell.
It's weird to pretend to be a phd researcher and blog about your made-up research just so you can better "take down" some weird internet guy, in the same way it's weird to go to ulillillia's house and post about what kind of pizza you watched him degrease with your Nikon Monarch X Binoculars.

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