October 2020 News

October 2020 Gwern.net newsletter with links on AI scaling, Euclid; further site reorganization & improvement.
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2019-12-262021-02-18 finished certainty: log importance: 0

Oc­to­ber 2020’s newslet­ter is now out; pre­vi­ous, (). This is a sum­mary of the re­vi­sion-his­tory RSS feed, over­lap­ping with my & ; brought to you by my donors on Pa­treon.


  • more Gw­ern.net fixes: line-break­ing on slash­es, hy­phen­ation & jus­ti­fied text on Chrome desk­top browsers us­ing Ed­ward Kmet­t’s at com­pile-time; ful­l-width mo­bile im­ages; rewrote GoodReads con­ver­sion for much more read­able ; brows­able di­rec­to­ries; popup an­no­ta­tions now ren­der more like body
  • com­piled all &

  1. Aside from ex­tremely strong pri­ors about life ex­ten­sion effects (typ­i­cally much small­er) and the low qual­ity of an­i­mal re­search, some of the spe­cific prob­lems with the orig­i­nal re­sult in­clud­ed:

    • con­tra­dic­tory me­di­an/lifes­pan fig­ures
    • du­pli­cate im­age
    • small sam­ple
    • doses of C60 small enough that the di­rect an­tiox­i­dant ac­tiv­ity can’t be re­spon­si­ble
    • bizarre in­ter­ven­tion, whose jus­ti­fy­ing cites were not pub­lished when ex­per­i­ment started
    • the C60 was ad­min­is­tered for brief pe­riod (‘imag­ine tak­ing a sup­ple­ment only dur­ing your 40s and dou­bling your lifes­pan’)
    • the mas­sive life ex­ten­sion ob­served in the olive-oil-only rat­s—not dou­bling, but still im­plau­si­ble