As far as I can tell none of the links that look like this instead of http://effective-altruism.com work in the pdf version.
I think there’s a mix of working and non-working, having just checked myself. Some don’t go through to anything when you click on them; some go through to a 404 error; and some go through to the correct website.
Bizarrely, this will depend on the copy I have downloaded. I have downloaded it more than once, and it works differently each time. The first one I have downloaded (I downloaded more than once in different tabs) works in every link I check. The second one doesn’t- and this remains true when comparing certain links like for like. I’m not really sure why. Bit bizarre.
Edit, this should be fixed now, let me know if there are still problems.
(Sorry, I don’t have time to reply to all of the comments here today.)
Sorry about this! Not sure what’s going on here, but does this version work better for you?
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I’ll try to get a full fix tomorrow.
I just spent a very exciting hour going through every link (yes, I clicked all of them) in the handbook, and I think I have a definitive list of mistakes in the links (if there are others, may they remain mistakes ever more :P ):
p.47, Engines of Creation
p.77 expected value link
p.77 Risk aversion and rationality , Use http://fitelson.org/seminar/buchak2.pdf instead
p.80 – scope insensitivity
p.80- Luke Muehlhauser has commented
p.127 “our profile on the long-run future”
Footnote 43, p.137, link 2, related to diarrhoea
p.142, “animal welfare profile”
P.144- systemic change profile link works, but looks slightly unprofessional
You could do with a link to the 80,000 Hours Podcast and the Doing Good Better podcast on p.166
Thanks so much for this!