Brexit: European leaders agree extension to 31 January

So looks like nothing is going to happen at October 31.

I think this should be titled "Will Metaculus continue to think that artificial intelligence poses a global catastrophic risk?". This is prediction about Metaculus estimates, not the actual risk.

Numbers here: show Biden final vote count as 23691, which is only 13.86% of total 170898 votes. However, he does have 15.8% of state delegates.


The anonymous senior Trump administration official who wrote a 2018 New York Times op-ed and a subsequent book critical of President Donald Trump is Miles Taylor, he revealed in a statement to CNN on Thursday.

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Not sure why it didn't close today but a day late - I don't think Trump can issue pardons when he's not the President anymore.

General suggestion: posing the questions in positive rather than negative, i.e. not "Will this event not happen?" but "Will this event happen?". It makes easier to parse the question. Even if it's a small matter with each individual one, with thousands of people and thousands of questions, doesn't hurt to make it maximally clear.

It's a bit weird to phrase question that's essentially about removal of sanctions and has the removal of sanctions as the only trigger as "rejoin the deal". If it's about sanctions, why not ask "will the sanctions be removed" directly?

@Tamay I've updated the text, does it look better? BTW I have no objection to other participants pitching in.

So, now we're at 45 approval, 49.1 disapproval. Even though we still have 4 months to go till the end of the year, I regret putting such a high probability on "yes". Then again, I couldn't predict how bad the Afghan mess would be... Looking at the previous trends, outside of 9/11-sized event, not sure what could get it back over 50%... Then again, previous trends already made me guess wrongly.

This "democracy index" is really strange... According to it, countries where there's no freedom of political speech - i.e. you can be sanctioned by the government for political speech - are "full democracies", like UK or Canada, but country like USA - where despite all the cultural turmoil the government is constitutionally prohibited from limiting speech - is "flawed democracy". Same as Brazil, where as we recently learned, last election was pretty much rigged by removing one of the leading candidates. Also, I am not sure there's an uncontested defini...

I am a bit confused here, I predicted 75% yes, the resolution is no, yet I won 116 points. How comes? I mean, not that I ever were unhappy to earn imaginary internet points, but wasn't I supposed to lose points in such scenario?

I think following Brexit extension to January 31, 2020, it is pretty clear nothing is happening in 2019?

@PeterHurford I don't think it matches the definition of "criminal" - impeachment trial is a political process following no criminal procedure and not connected to the criminal justice system in any meaningful way.

Do it. And given the vaccines being distributed already, I don't think it's that obvious.

From how the things are going right now, Putin is going to murder him anyway.

@Tamay Great question, I think if there's leaving decision that has the procedure drawn out beyond October 2019, then if this procedure intends to preserve Single Market, etc. then it's negative, otherwise if there's a definite point where UK is out but it's past 31 Oct 2019, it's ambiguous. Johnson promise is "come out of the EU on October 31, no ifs or buts", so if it doesn't happen, it still may be Brexit eventually, but not what he promised.

The title sounds a bit misleading. Reading through the question, it seems that the question is about how Metaculus predictions about global warming change if the US government resumes Paris climate accord participation. Which is about what happens on Metaculus, not what happens with the global warming. But the title shows no indication of that.

> the unauthorized access of a site or system Which site or system? Without specifying it, "hacking the election" could be anything - e.g. phishing against any politician (which are high-profile targets so one expects them to be attacked continuously), even not related to any elections or any electoral data at all. Also, what does it mean "alter the outcome" - e.g. if somebody penetrates the site of local TV station and publishes fake election results instead of official ones, is it "altering the outcome" - or only changing the master database (whatever...