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41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 13 April 2007 11:42PM

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Comment author: whowhowho 23 February 2013 05:27:37PM *  0 points [-]

However, I don';t think most premium bond holders (I am one, to a very modest extent) live their lives in a state of blissful anticipation.

Comment author: gwern 23 February 2013 09:59:42PM 1 point [-]

Probably not, yeah, but what that means is unclear. A refutation of the claim for regular lotteries that they're a good source of hope? Eliezer's justifications for a lottery 2.0 almost exactly like Premium Bonds? Some sort of adaptation? A flaw in Premium Bonds which would be fixed if they moved to a faster setup like draws every hour?

Comment author: whowhowho 27 February 2013 12:52:36AM 0 points [-]

I thought the empirical datum might be of interest. One can draw ones own conclusions from data.