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  1. Comment on What are the arguments against letting user data be collected? in ~tech

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    It's not about the candidates marketing against each other, as mush as the influence of the platforms themselves. Facebook could easily sway people to whichever candidate fits their company's...

    It's not about the candidates marketing against each other, as mush as the influence of the platforms themselves. Facebook could easily sway people to whichever candidate fits their company's agenda. Nudging people to vote this way makes it even easier to manipulate next time around. This doesn't really paint a picture of a democracy, since major tech companies would have a lot of power. Sure, legislation could stop them from manipulating votes, but considering the fact that legislators barely understand tech and that tech companies are very adept at finding loopholes, it could be a long and rough road in preventing these companies from manipulating votes. Now what about manipulating behavior in a larger sense. Should legislators have to specify exactly what behaviors tech companies can and cannot manipulate? It would be much easier to ban data collection all together, and slowly allow advertising that has been shown to be safe.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    This is very useful, thank you!

    This is very useful, thank you!

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

  4. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    Thank you so much for this! This is very clear and will definitely help me with this career change. I guess a better be would be pivot.

    Thank you so much for this! This is very clear and will definitely help me with this career change. I guess a better be would be pivot.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    Thanks for the clarification! I am definitely aiming for software engineering now. I don't see math as too much of a problem, but I am more interest in getting to the programming first.

    Thanks for the clarification! I am definitely aiming for software engineering now. I don't see math as too much of a problem, but I am more interest in getting to the programming first.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    I'm getting the impression that sysadmins are quire valuable. If they are paid well, do you think it is feasible for a beginner to have an end goal of becoming a sysadmin? Is this something that...

    I'm getting the impression that sysadmins are quire valuable. If they are paid well, do you think it is feasible for a beginner to have an end goal of becoming a sysadmin? Is this something that can be learned through training or would I require a formal education?

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    Where do you think I should focus? Should I just learn a language or is there more?

    Where do you think I should focus? Should I just learn a language or is there more?

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    Do you think it's optimal to learn both?

    Do you think it's optimal to learn both?

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    Have you learned coding in your spare time? If I don't go to college, I will probably have to learn while having a day job. Do you have any experience with this?

    Have you learned coding in your spare time? If I don't go to college, I will probably have to learn while having a day job. Do you have any experience with this?

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    I like the bootcamp the best. To be honest, I don't want to set back another 4 years of my life. Do you know of any quality bootcamps?

    I like the bootcamp the best. To be honest, I don't want to set back another 4 years of my life. Do you know of any quality bootcamps?

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    I am not completely put off by math. I can learn with some time and work.

    I am not completely put off by math. I can learn with some time and work.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    If I were to pursue frontend web coding, where would I go after learning the essentials?

    If I were to pursue frontend web coding, where would I go after learning the essentials?

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    Thank you for clarifying! I appreciate your other comment as well. I am sure now that I want to focus on Software Engineering. My end goal really is to become freelance (whenever that's feasible).

    Thank you for clarifying! I appreciate your other comment as well. I am sure now that I want to focus on Software Engineering. My end goal really is to become freelance (whenever that's feasible).

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Should I go to college for computer science? in ~talk

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    I am in the U.S. I can move states if necessary.

    I am in the U.S. I can move states if necessary.

    3 votes
  15. I have an undergrad degree in polisci. I was planning on going to law school, but got rejected everywhere I applied. I am really reconsidering going to law school. Last couple years, I realized...

    I have an undergrad degree in polisci. I was planning on going to law school, but got rejected everywhere I applied. I am really reconsidering going to law school. Last couple years, I realized that I have a genuine interest in coding, and I could pursue it as a career. I learned C++ with online tutorials, and I think I am proficient at it, or at least have the potential to be much better.

    Anyway, money is tight, so I would really appreciate any input you have about a career change. Thank you!

    (If this belongs on another sub, please let me know)

    EDIT: I am in the U.S. I can move states if necessary.

    24 votes
  16. Comment on OpenAI, after announcing that their language model was "too good to release", have moved most of their staff into a corporation "capped at 100x returns on investment". in ~tech

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    I think I understand now. So if we know they are going to torture us in the future if we don't make them now, then we would be scared into making them. So that's why the mod deleted the thread?...

    I think I understand now. So if we know they are going to torture us in the future if we don't make them now, then we would be scared into making them. So that's why the mod deleted the thread? Correct me if I am wrong.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on OpenAI, after announcing that their language model was "too good to release", have moved most of their staff into a corporation "capped at 100x returns on investment". in ~tech

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    I have a lot more questions now (like why would AI even want to torture us?), but I have a general understanding of what LessWrong is. Thank you for taking the time to write this concise response!

    I have a lot more questions now (like why would AI even want to torture us?), but I have a general understanding of what LessWrong is. Thank you for taking the time to write this concise response!

    2 votes
  18. Comment on OpenAI, after announcing that their language model was "too good to release", have moved most of their staff into a corporation "capped at 100x returns on investment". in ~tech

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    This is somewhat irrelevant, but what is an "ex-LessWronger"?

    This is somewhat irrelevant, but what is an "ex-LessWronger"?

    5 votes
  19. Comment on Why tech companies failed to keep the New Zealand shooter’s extremism from going viral in ~news

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    People's morbid curiosity should be weighed against the damage done to the families by sharing these type of videos. This content is obscene, with no redeeming value. It also might hurt the...

    People's morbid curiosity should be weighed against the damage done to the families by sharing these type of videos. This content is obscene, with no redeeming value. It also might hurt the families of the people killed or injured. But above all, it is disrespectful to the families to prioritize random strangers' curiosity over their wishes. Not to mention that it gives the terrorist what they want - to be heard. The terrorist is using their victim as a means to a horrific end, and sharing and consuming the video (and feeling entitled to watch it), is also using people as a means (to a much lesser extent compared to the terrorist).

    7 votes
  20. Comment on What do you do about existential dread? in ~talk

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    I am glad you shared your story. It does seem like the best way to find our purpose is to just try as many as things possible until some sticks out. I have never really felt a need or want to...

    I am glad you shared your story. It does seem like the best way to find our purpose is to just try as many as things possible until some sticks out. I have never really felt a need or want to leave a legacy, but maybe I should.