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Comment author: AnlamK 07 May 2009 05:02:45AM 0 points [-]

Just to add my own two cents. The market for CS majors is excellent. I guarantee you; you won't have any trouble finding a job if you are a CS major. Nowadays, there isn't a company that doesn't have software people.

Comment author: Lojban 07 May 2009 07:53:58PM -1 points [-]

Wow, I don't see this very often. It's very common for CS majors to discourage any potential competition (it's almost a meme). Are you a CS major?

Comment author: asciilifeform 07 May 2009 03:49:54PM *  3 points [-]

I strongly disagree.

Statistically speaking, salt mines await most CS majors.

I regret my CS degree every day of the week.

Unless your grades are exceptional (or you have the business acumen and extroversion to deal with startups) a CS education dooms you to the career of a human robot.

I will also note that it is possible to be passionately in love with your field without also being passionately in love with homework or exams. For people like this, some of whom want to pursue a life dedicated to chasing knowledge possibly more than most of the academically excellent, universities offer only a savage self-esteem beating.

Comment author: Lojban 07 May 2009 07:43:53PM -2 points [-]

Read your Reddit post. Wow, sad. I did computer engineering undergrad, and actually didn't get into CS grad school (pre-reqs I think). I ended up doing computer engineering masters. There's a lot of stigma with CS--I'm actually happy I never got stuck with the label.

Comment author: Lojban 07 May 2009 07:33:14PM -2 points [-]

Really, people. I'm thanking James Martin for this site, OB, and the wiki. No need to be nasty! Go Singularity!

Comment author: Lojban 07 May 2009 07:22:20PM 0 points [-]

I don't think rebates are strictly added to bet on laziness. It's not always easy to change the price, so it offers some flexibility for later updates. Then there's quarterly earnings and other such stuff to muddy up the situation. Hi Eliezer. Hi everyone.

Comment author: Lojban 04 May 2009 01:26:15PM 0 points [-]

The "winning nothing" is implied, and gets redundant here. Also, couldn't the math be aligned better to our current system (base ten)?

Comment author: Cyan 01 May 2009 04:44:38PM 1 point [-]

Here is our monthly place to discuss Less Wrong topics that have not appeared in recent posts.

Topics that have appeared in recent posts are strictly forbidden upon pain of 3^^^3 dust specks in your eye.

In response to comment by Cyan on Open Thread: May 2009
Comment author: Lojban 01 May 2009 07:26:46PM 0 points [-]

What's 3^^^3? I take it more than 27.

Comment author: Lojban 01 May 2009 04:37:58PM 0 points [-]

It's May. Singularity!

Comment author: Lojban 18 April 2009 05:26:15AM 3 points [-]

Information wants to be anonymous.


Comment author: arthurlewis 17 April 2009 11:43:13PM 0 points [-]

If you had actually donated $400 to PSI, but the rest of the statement were true, would that count as the lie?

Comment author: Lojban 17 April 2009 11:49:37PM 0 points [-]


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Comment author: PhilGoetz 17 April 2009 04:11:35PM 8 points [-]

you can choose your testosterone level on a daily basis, like choosing to get drunk or not. I can't imagine what that must be like.

You can do it. There are drugs that elevate your testosterone, and drugs that suppress it. I've tried both. I don't care for the suppression; it's like being tired. Elevation gives me insomnia. The effects of elevation probably depend largely on how quickly the drug you use is metabolized; androstenedione (the over-the-counter pro-testosterone in the US) breaks down quickly into DHT, and most of the bad effects of "testosterone" (baldness, aggression, prostate cancer) are directly caused by DHT.

Theoretically, a man could increase his health by taking an injectable synthetic anabolic steroid with a long half-life. This would suppress his natural testosterone, which has a half life around an hour, and replace it with something that gave him the benefits of testosterone without the harmful effects of DHT. AFAIK this is untested.

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Comment author: Lojban 17 April 2009 04:17:44PM 1 point [-]

I've used androcur to reduce (a new one reducer was released recently) and androgel to increase. Removal of the testicles brought the level to near zero (adrenals produce some I think).

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