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simplicio comments on Making Beliefs Pay Rent (in Anticipated Experiences) - Less Wrong

110 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 July 2007 10:59PM

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Comment author: simplicio 06 March 2010 06:39:28AM 15 points [-]

I loved this post, but I have to be a worthless pedant.

If you drop a ball off a 120-m tall building, you expect impact in t=sqrt(2H/g)=~5 s. But that would be when the second-hand is on the 1 numeral.

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 07 March 2010 11:32:03PM 5 points [-]

Heh. I got this right originally, then reread it just recently while working on the book, saw what I thought was an error (1 numeral? just one second? why?) and "fixed" it.