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Comment by jaspergeh on Tool recommendation: Polar personal knowledge repository · 2019-04-03T21:10:46.098Z · score: 5 (4 votes) · EA · GW

I tried using Polar a few months ago (so I can't comment on the features of the most recent release), but found it ultimately still too limited for my use.

For organising papers, it's too rudimentary compared to citation managers with folder structures, tags, multiple linked files, metadata etc.

For organising ebooks, it's too rudimentary compared to ebook software like calibre which manages your metadata, syncs to eReaders, supports more formats than just PDF etc.

I used it only for the built-in Anki card generation; and I might test it for that again, if there would be the option to use it as just an external PDF reader like Adobe Reader without having to import the files. And for card types other than simple forward/reverse (cloze, image occlusion, lists) it's also not usable.

I'd love to have a PDF/ebook reader for all my platforms which syncs to my Anki and which serves just as the viewer for my management softwares. But the Polar workflow just wasn't faster than annotating my documents in calibre/zotero, automatically extracting the annotations, and making a suitable Anki card for each bit of information.

Comment by jaspergeh on After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation · 2019-02-26T21:24:34.630Z · score: 6 (4 votes) · EA · GW

Thank you for sharing your experiences! I agree, this post is very valuable.

Comment by jaspergeh on Announcing PriorityWiki: A Cause Prioritization Wiki · 2018-06-19T09:19:42.321Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW

This is great! To have a collection of links of interventions, arguments, resources etc for each cause is super valuable for people who are not that well versed in the EA-website-bubble.

Looking forward to people adding their resources; S-risks for example are still missing and a quite important consideration. But I imagine someone from the FRI is already writing.

Comment by jaspergeh on A rough estimate of social impact of a psychotherapist in QALYs added · 2018-03-20T12:44:12.162Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA · GW

Nice initial analysis to get some ballpark numbers on this. You probably already considered this and I have no insight into the profession but I would imagine therapists often work with patients having mental health problems with lower or very little treatment response compared to depression/anxiety.

You also wrote that the estimate is not replaceability-adjusted but what is your basic estimate about this factor? Similar to the replaceability of medical doctors? My intuition is that the amount of therapists is more limited by the number of therapist offices than by the supply of eager psych students. But I also haven't had a detailed look into Lynette Byes model yet to see if it's mentioned there.

Comment by jaspergeh on Enlightened Concerns of Tomorrow · 2018-03-15T09:24:36.954Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · EA · GW

Oh, I didn't expect Pinker to hold that position; it's quite disappointing. But it's hopefully a topic we will see addressed in a future conversation with Sam Harris who should push back on the "AI cannot be a threat"-narrative. Have you tweeted/mailed/whatnot him this response?