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Comment author: Jayson_Virissimo 17 August 2013 05:55:10AM *  2 points [-]

Where is "here"? I didn't encounter Bayes' Rule in an academic setting until I took a finite maths class at university (in Arizona, US).

Edit: Well, actually I was recommended a book called Choice and Chance by Brian Skyrms by a philosophy professor which explicitly teaches it in the context of Bayesian epistemology, but that was the result of out-of-class conversation and was not related to any particular course I was taking. BTW, I whole-heartedly recommend the book as an introduction to inductive logic.

Comment author: BerryPick6 24 August 2013 05:10:21PM 1 point [-]

By "here," I meant Israel.

Comment author: Manfred 11 August 2013 07:23:24PM *  0 points [-]

And, presumably, you have taken an introductory statistics class? Hm. Probably in high school, and then in college (assuming you've been) you skipped the introductory class and took one with only T-tests etc. and no counting problems? Seems like the most likely way to miss learning Bayes' theorem and still make that statement.

Comment author: BerryPick6 12 August 2013 07:29:47PM 0 points [-]

Bayes' Theorem is taught in High-School here, at all levels of math.

Comment author: FiftyTwo 01 August 2013 10:08:27PM 10 points [-]

What do other people subjectively experience when they are thinking? To me its like talking to myself (in verbal english sentences) but I'm told that isn't universal.

Comment author: BerryPick6 02 August 2013 04:59:43PM 0 points [-]

Some mixture of verbal thinking, and what I can only really describe as 'thinking in rules'.

Comment author: Ben_LandauTaylor 28 July 2013 03:08:10PM 4 points [-]

If you come to visit MIT, and you happen to be around campus on a Sunday, we'd love to have you at one of the Boston meetups. Also, if you want to talk to some MIT students or alumni, let me know and I'll see if I can put you in touch.

Comment author: BerryPick6 28 July 2013 03:58:57PM 3 points [-]

I sometimes forget how much untapped potential in term of networking opportunities Less Wrong holds.

Comment author: gwern 08 July 2013 07:54:28PM 2 points [-]

That's hard, because search engines have been dumbed down to the point where you can't google for a literal 'Q*'... A local search turned up http://lesswrong.com/lw/1zv/the_shabbos_goy/ as having one use of 'Q*' and bringing up 'lost purposes'.

Comment author: BerryPick6 09 July 2013 12:09:39AM 2 points [-]

Probably made even more difficult because I misremembered the letter. It was G*, and the article was The Importance of Goodhart's Law. It suddenly came back to me in a flash after seeing your reply, so thanks!

Comment author: BerryPick6 07 July 2013 10:28:43PM 1 point [-]

I need help finding a particular thread on LW, it was a discussion of either utility or ethics, and it utilized the symbols Q and Q* extensively, as well as talking about Lost Purposes. My inability to locate it is causing me brain hurt.

Comment author: BerryPick6 04 July 2013 10:12:43AM *  7 points [-]

If you're having difficulty with Akrasia and procrastination and you are still looking for solutions, might I suggest the Less Wrong Study Hall? We do constant pomodoros of 25 minutes work, 5 minutes rest, and many of us have found it tremendously effective.

(This is a result of the Co-Working Collaboration to Combat Akrasia post)

Comment author: Qiaochu_Yuan 03 July 2013 08:57:45AM 6 points [-]

Not everything I know about what I know about tacit knowledge is tacit!

Comment author: BerryPick6 03 July 2013 01:36:26PM 5 points [-]

This conversation just metacitasized.

It's okay, I'll show myself out.

Comment author: gwillen 02 July 2013 11:54:10PM 3 points [-]

FYI, there's no need to be careful around hard drives (except for your own safety, since they're large chunks of metal your magnet will stick to.) The platters of a modern hard drive are too high-coercivity and too well-shielded for even a substantial neodymium magnet (bigger than you can fit in a fingertip) to affect them.

Credit cards, on the other hand.

Comment author: BerryPick6 03 July 2013 08:52:49AM 4 points [-]

Also, aren't MRI's going to be a problem?

Comment author: Qiaochu_Yuan 02 July 2013 06:48:57PM 5 points [-]

Unfortunately, everything I know about tacit knowledge is tacit.

Comment author: BerryPick6 03 July 2013 08:50:39AM 1 point [-]

How do you know that?

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