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Comment author: LessWrong 29 April 2016 10:51:50AM *  0 points [-]

What are some non-flashcard-style memorization techniques? I'm learning a menu as part of my job as a waiter and it feels more like trial and error. My main problem is that I can't remember the stuff at all.

I've come up with a "open answers" system that I don't really know if it can work. Let's say we have x number of things on the system, like item1, item2, item3...item(x). We also have y number of meals (which vary on the number of ingredients) and so you need to fill in the blanks, like this:

Meal 1: (underscores should be here but the "you'll never get what you see" comment system hates them)

This has the advantage of being visible which I personally like. It's also pretty simple and doesn't really require reading much beyond "fill in the blanks". It removes the disorder of "x number of things" and instead moves the question to "where should item(x) belong to?".

My only significant issue with this is that it's a trial and error thing - which I personally dislike because that's how I play chess, and most of my games end up in a loss which disappoints me and makes me think trial and error is meh, but hey I'm just one person, let's not get into typical mind fallacy here.

Comment author: Lumifer 27 April 2016 03:13:17PM 2 points [-]

Lack of a clue.

Comment author: LessWrong 27 April 2016 03:14:41PM 0 points [-]

What do you mean?

Comment author: Lumifer 27 April 2016 02:47:44PM 1 point [-]

I would not recommend LW as a good source of dating advice X-/

Comment author: LessWrong 27 April 2016 03:06:08PM 0 points [-]

Why not?

Comment author: ChristianKl 27 April 2016 02:19:21PM -1 points [-]

Why don't you find it convincing that power is attractive?

Comment author: LessWrong 27 April 2016 03:05:56PM 0 points [-]

There's just.. nothing attractive about it? What am I supposed to do with it?

Comment author: ChristianKl 27 April 2016 02:07:52PM *  -1 points [-]

In this case a mix of personal experience, reading academic research, nonacademic sources and theoretical reasoning.

If you don't find something convincing, I might give you a better answer if you explain why you don't find it convincing.

Comment author: LessWrong 27 April 2016 02:12:13PM 0 points [-]

If you don't find something convincing, I might give you a better answer if you explain why you don't find it convincing.

Everything, please. I'm not sure how to approach this at all.

Comment author: ChristianKl 27 April 2016 12:03:29PM 0 points [-]

Power balance isn't something to worry about but feel free to object.

Power matters because being powerful is attractive. Being able to accurately read the power dynamic of a social interaction also shows social intelligence.

Comment author: LessWrong 27 April 2016 01:26:14PM 0 points [-]

How do you know what you know?

Comment author: [deleted] 26 April 2016 10:05:03PM 0 points [-]

Are you sure its not a question inspired by my reddit post on this exact question, lol?

In response to comment by [deleted] on 'Science of Relationships' summarized
Comment author: LessWrong 27 April 2016 05:17:47AM 0 points [-]

Any evidence that is indeed the case? My take is that it's a coincidence.

Comment author: [deleted] 26 April 2016 03:31:32PM 0 points [-]

"might rightly be told eventually to shut the hell up"

I don't think that disproves my version--being told to shut up still serves more than silence, as they learn that the timing of their questions and statements makes a difference. Or at least, ideally they still learn from the experience.

They shouldn't fear looking foolish, but learn and apply sense for when to speak.

Comment author: LessWrong 26 April 2016 08:19:30PM 0 points [-]

Depends on the question, but sometimes you can find things with a well-done web search. If you're asking a question that can be answered with a simple web page then people will rightly tell you off. You can try appealing to them and MIGHT get an answer but it could also result in backslash with them treating you as an up-sucker.

It's similar to but not identical to a catch-22 where you can always ask a question, but you MIGHT be looked upon as an idiot or you can look for the answer on your own and MIGHT find it. Emphasis on MIGHT because in a real catch-22 there's no escape route.

Comment author: Lumifer 26 April 2016 04:04:35PM *  0 points [-]

That depends on the relationship between the people involved, in particular the power balance. And, of course, on whether they belong to the Ask or to the Hint culture.

Comment author: LessWrong 26 April 2016 04:59:21PM 0 points [-]

That depends on the relationship between the people involved

I should have mentioned this question was inspired by a conversation with a co-worker and their opinion about the way you should pursue relationships with the other sex. Which properly reflects some sort of larger dating advice conspiracy which tells you how to act.

Power balance isn't something to worry about but feel free to object.

Breaking them down into different cultures sounds okay, but is there some other general consensus?

Comment author: LessWrong 26 April 2016 04:53:46PM *  0 points [-]

So I asked him, "In the least convenient possible world, the one where everyone was genetically compatible with everyone else and this objection was invalid, what would you do?"

That's a pretty damn convenient world. It's basically like saying "In a world where serious issue X isn't applicable, what would you do?" which might as well be the better question instead of beating around the bush.

Sorry if this was posted before.

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