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Comment author: drethelin 09 September 2013 05:35:45AM 4 points [-]

harder than having not gone to college or than a better degree?

Comment author: MileyCyrus 09 September 2013 05:52:09AM 5 points [-]

A philosophy degree is definitely better than nothing. But I should have used that time to major in something more lucrative.

In response to Mistakes repository
Comment author: MileyCyrus 09 September 2013 05:32:19AM 13 points [-]

Majored in philosophy. I don't think I learned much worthwhile and it's makes it harder to get a job.

Comment author: MileyCyrus 05 September 2013 04:18:23PM 5 points [-]

If anyone wants to teach English in China, my school is hiring. The pay is higher than the market rate and the management is friendly and trustworthy. Must have a Bachelor's degree and a passport from and English speaking country. If you are at all curious, PM me for details.

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Comment author: Alicorn 24 July 2013 07:23:02AM 12 points [-]

Incidental: I don't care unusually much about evangelizing vegetarianism, but I happen to like to talk about food and most of what I know about it is vegetarianism-specialized, so if people are curious about practicalities I am happy to answer questions about what vegetarians eat and how it can be yummy.

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Comment author: MileyCyrus 24 July 2013 08:05:22PM -2 points [-]

What vegetarian things can I eat that won't leave me hungry an hour later?

Comment author: ChristianKl 15 July 2013 08:24:49AM 3 points [-]

Of course it always depends on your preexisting relationship and other factors. You always have to calibrate to the situation at hand.

A lot of people automatically form images in their mind if you tell them something to process the thought. I know the girl in question from an NLP/hypnosis context, so she should be aware on some level that language works that way.

In general girls are also more likely to be aware that language has many lavers of meaning besides communicating facts.

Comment author: MileyCyrus 15 July 2013 11:00:25AM 3 points [-]

In general girls are also more likely to be aware that language has many lavers of meaning besides communicating facts.

Please say "women" unless you are talking about female humans that have not reached adulthood.

Comment author: Jay_Schweikert 07 May 2013 04:04:16AM 1 point [-]

I'm not quite sure what to make of this post as a whole. I find myself appreciative of the general point, and a lot of it seems to register with me, but I also agree that more precise sourcing would be desirable for such a controversial and empirically open-ended subject.

But the main reason why I wanted to comment is that Bang With Friends seems like such an obvious and obviously value-adding concept that I was surprised I'd never heard of anything like it before. If I were in the position of looking for additional sexual partners right now (and if the privacy was functional), I don't see any good reason not to use something like that. If people feel comfortable sharing on this subject, has anyone out there had positive experiences with this app or something like it?

Comment author: MileyCyrus 07 May 2013 04:18:33AM *  -1 points [-]

A lot of developers have tried to make this app. I first noticed a version in 2007, back when Facebook had just started with apps.

Edit:* Holy shit, apparently it's worth $30 million.

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Comment author: MileyCyrus 05 May 2013 10:48:31PM 4 points [-]

I've found "machine problem-solving" goes over with laypeople better than "machine intelligence."

Comment author: MileyCyrus 28 April 2013 06:40:21AM 20 points [-]

This is my first LessWrong discussion post, so constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.

This is above-average quality for a discussion post. I look forward to reading your future posts.

Comment author: Qiaochu_Yuan 28 April 2013 05:54:44AM *  9 points [-]

You can't make decisions based on what your future self would value

Why not? There's at least one predictable value shift I can think of coming from human biology, namely puberty, that a hypothetical prepubescent rationalist should absolutely take into account when planning sufficiently far into the future.

Comment author: MileyCyrus 28 April 2013 06:35:28AM 3 points [-]

There's at least one predictable value shift I can think of coming from human biology, namely puberty, that a hypothetical prepubescent rationalist should absolutely take into account when planning sufficiently far into the future

Yeah, but you're not going to value what your future self is going to value unless your utility function already includes "increase future self's utility" in it.

Comment author: MileyCyrus 23 April 2013 04:39:16PM 0 points [-]

Downvoted for creating a new thread. I'll give you back the karma if you delete and repost this in the open thread.

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