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We are a group of miniature and model painters who get together to socialize while they work. Models Workshop itself was founded by Larry and Ben back in February 2011 and was shortly joined by Yeji and Andi. The four of us would sit around hanging out in Skype while painting. This is the what the podcast is based upon. Models Workshop is not one person, but a group of like minded people who get together. While we do focus on talking about miniatures and painting we also love to talk about l ...
 
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https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/mantic-monday-726 This Week In Markets PredictIt remains easy to use, high-volume, and focused almost entirely on horse-race political questions. At least we might get rid of Cuomo. Polymarket remains a fun alternative way to learn about the news. I only heard about the monkeypox issue a few days ago, and heari…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/when-does-worrying-about-things-trade On yesterday’s post, some people tried to steelman Acemoglu’s argument into something like this: There’s a limited amount of public interest in AI. The more gets used up on the long-term risk of superintelligent AI, the less is left for near-term AI risks like unemployment …
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/contra-acemoglu-onoh-god-were-doing The Washington Post has published yet another "luminary in unrelated field discovers AI risk, pronounces it stupid" article. This time it's Daron Acemoglu. I respect Daron Acemoglu and appreciate the many things his work has revealed about economics. In particular, I respect …
 
Welcome to Episode 122 of Deadzone the Podcast. In today’s episode, we get caught up with all the latest news since the last time we recorded. June was a busy month and we have even more cool things on the horizon! Stay safe everyone! BreadDoll Beatdown (Andrew W. vs Geoff B.) Game 1 https://www.facebook.com/groups/482512038434206/posts/45030909430…
 
In this episode Steve Cole and Daniel Adams talk about the Masons's guild. They discuss how they play, how they perform on the table and how good they are at bricklaying. This episode was originally on the patreon feed. If you enjoyed it, why not join the patreon to get more episodes! You would like to support the podcast? Well now you can! Find Si…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/links-for-july [Remember, I haven’t independently verified each link. On average, commenters will end up spotting evidence that around two or three of the links in each links post are wrong or misleading. I correct these as I see them, and will highlight important corrections later, but I can’t guarantee I will…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/things-i-learned-writing-the-lockdown Lockdown Effectiveness: Much More Than You Wanted To Know is the most ambitious post I've tried to write since starting the new blog. I posted an early draft for subscribers only and tried crowdsourcing opinions. Most of the comments I got on Substack weren't too helpful, b…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/highlights-from-the-comments-on-crazy Some good discussion of PTSD, culminating in a link to the ACOUP blog, which says: I cannot speak for all pre-modern, ancient or medieval armies. But for the periods where I have read a wide chunk of the primary source material, I’d say there is vanishingly little evidence …
 
Welcome to Episode 121.5 of Deadzone the Podcast. In today’s episode, we sit down in our respective seats to chat with Mantic’s own Rob Burman to talk about all things Overdrive. Stay safe everyone! Overdrive (link) Music ‘Journey to Silius "Cyber Chrome"’ by Brendan “Kuro” Schmidt with Overclock Remix Big shout out to Rob and Jack for putting toge…
 
In this episode Andrew and Steve discuss the Lamplighters Guild (briefly), the Guild Ball world championships, how much Steve loves wartable, how we have found the first year of Infinity, and how Andrew can't seem to use full stops when writing up show notes. Is it all on topic? No. Is it entertaining? Also no. You would like to support the podcast…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/peer-review-request-ketamine I'm trying to build up a database of mental health resources on my other website, Lorien Psychiatry. Whenever I post something here, people have had good comments, so I want to try using you all as peer review. This is a rough draft of my page on depression. I'm interested in any fe…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/please-take-the-reader-survey All right, here goes. This is a project to support studies by ACX community members, by getting readers to fill out research surveys. You’ll fill out the General Demographic Information survey first, then however many additional surveys you have the patience for. Please start with …
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/book-review-crazy-like-us We talk a lot about falling biodiversity. Sometimes we apply the same metaphor to the human world, eg “falling linguistic biodiversity" when minority languages get replaced by English or whatever. In Crazy Like Us, Ethan Watters sounds the alarm about falling psychiatric biodiversity. …
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/reader-survey-final-check-in I accidentally missed some Book Review Contest entries, so I want to make sure I have everything lined up right for the Reader Survey. Below is a list of surveys I’m currently planning to include. If you sent me an email before the deadline, please confirm that your name is there. I…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/use-prediction-markets-to-fund-investigative Support the author: https://astralcodexten.substack.com/subscribe Then support the creation of the pocast: www.patreon.com/sscpodcast Hindenburg Research has a great business model: 1. Investigate companies 2. ...until they find one that is committing fraud 3. Short …
 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xexFJ7h0vULMDE7N77q_MIzXoerexfe_CqqGEL6hEoQ/edit#heading=h.qi8yp2d9wbt2 Podcast note: This reader-written review was included because it won the Readers' Choice Award from among all the runners-up. What does the future look like? We are living through a transition between epochs. Whether marked by COVID-19, the e…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/book-review-contest-winners Thanks to everyone who participated or voted in the Book Review Contest. The winners are: FIRST PLACE: Progress and Poverty, reviewed by Lars Doucet Lars is a Norwegian-Texan game designer, and you can read his game design blog here. He's a pretty serious Georgist and posts regularly…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/lockdown-effectiveness-much-more Back when everyone was debating lockdowns, I promised I'd come back to it after there was more data. God willing, the pandemic is over enough that we've got all the data we're going to get. So: did lockdowns work? There’s no way to answer this completely and taking into account …
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/model-city-monday Support the author: astralcodexten.substack.com/subscribe Then support the podcast: patreon.com/sscpodcast Happy belated Fourth of July! This potentially-recurring column is about modern-day independence-seekers: charter cities, utopian communes, secessionist movements, and the like. I’ve alwa…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/highlights-from-the-comments-on-how Support the author: astralcodexten.substack.com/subscribe Then support the podcast: patreon.com/sscpodcast I made a mistake in the email notifications, so if you didn’t know I wrote a review of Joe Studwell’s How Asia Works earlier this week - well, now you know. Erusian writ…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/welcome-polygenically-screened-babies Another thing I missed during my hiatus last year: the birth of the first polygenically-screened baby. [conflict of interest notice: LifeView, the company that handled the screening, was co-founded by Steve Hsu. I’ve known Steve for many years now, he is very nice to me, al…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/book-review-how-asia-works What was the best thing that ever happened? From a very zoomed-out, by-the-numbers perspective, it has to be China's sudden lurch from Third World basketcase to dynamic modern economy. A billion people went from starving peasants to the middle class. In the 1960s, sixty million people…
 
Welcome to Episode 121 of Deadzone the Podcast. In today’s episode, we talk about a lot of updates going down in June in our own gaming including 3d printing, some upcoming tournaments and a little solo game called Five Parsecs From Home. Stay safe everyone! Five Parsecs From Home (link) Mantic Writing Contest (link) Michigan GT October 8th - 10th …
 
Now that the book review contest is winding down, I want to start another big project: the ACX Reader Research Survey. I used to do regular December surveys with questions I was interested in. Some people would ask me to include questions for their own research projects. I always declined, because if I said yes to everyone it would take a whole new…
 
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/links-for-june [Remember, I haven’t independently verified each link. On average, commenters will end up spotting evidence that around two or three of the links in each links post are wrong or misleading. I correct these as I see them, and will highlight important corrections later, but I can’t guarantee I will…
 
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