Comment by RichardYannow on EA Fundraising Through Advantage Sports Betting: A Guide ($500/Hour in Select States) · 2022-02-16T07:03:21.740Z · EA · GW

What do you have to do to have a friendly person's referral code work? Is it as simple as coordinating with a friend in the moment, or does the person need to have been a member for X time or something? Should groups of people making a trip to do this make sure they're all using each other's referral codes (except for one, since someone has to be the first person to join) to get an extra 1% in EV?

Comment by RichardYannow on A Red-Team Against the Impact of Small Donations · 2021-11-25T03:28:16.615Z · EA · GW

The claim that large EA donors are likely to return ≥15% annually, and plausibly 30%-100%, is incredibly optimistic. Why would we expect large EA donors to get so much higher returns on investment than everyone else, and why would such profitable opportunities still be funding-constrained? This is not a case where EA is aiming for something different from others; everyone is trying to maximize their monetary ROI with their investments.

Comment by RichardYannow on Some personal thoughts on EA and systemic change · 2019-10-01T07:57:34.027Z · EA · GW

Note that Scott himself has said he agrees the Libya intervention turned out poorly and is now no longer comfortable endorsing things similar interventions, see

Comment by RichardYannow on No, CS majors didn't delude themselves that the best way to save the world is to do CS research · 2016-01-02T06:30:09.129Z · EA · GW

Dylan Matthews has read Superintelligence and wrote an article+interview with Bostrom about it in August 2014.

Comment by RichardYannow on A way of thinking about saving vs improving lives · 2015-09-13T06:11:06.076Z · EA · GW

I think there's an error in your math. You're using log base 10 consistently in your article and the linked spreadsheet, but then you say the derivative of the function log(c)+k is 1/c. If you're using log base 10 throughout, the derivate is 1/(ln(10)*c). If you use log base e throughout, then each value you got for log_10(x) should be multiplied by ln(10) to get the value of ln(x). In either case, we end up with dollar amounts a bit over 2.3 times higher than your calculated values for the value of a marginal life in a pure aggregate utilitarian framework.

Also, nit: the Carl Shulman link is broken. You left off the http:// in the original link on your blog, so it was interpreted as a relative link, which was then copied over here.

Comment by RichardYannow on [Housekeeping Notice] The 'meetups' sidebar is temporarily broken · 2015-08-17T00:34:17.820Z · EA · GW

Tom, can you clarify what the relationship is between the EA Hub and the EA Forum (If anything)? It seems like those links point at different things.