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Comment author: _clearpiss 11 January 2014 06:27:17PM 2 points [-]


I would just like to ask one thing. Its seems its very easy for OP to be productive, because he's very intelligent. For example I have an average intelligence, but I would like to get better at math. I started with brain teasers on khan academy, but I couldn't even complete those on my own, altough the solution was satisfying. I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on how to begin becoming smarter. I mean math is so fun(so are brain teasers), but it'd be great if for once I could solve some problems on my own.

Comment author: Paulovsk 12 January 2014 09:30:44PM *  2 points [-]

This is a "knowledge builds up on previous knowledge" problem. It's not that math is fundamentally hard or something a person with normal intelligence can't achieve.

It's just a matter of systematically filling the gaps in your knowledge. Some people have wider gaps, others have narrower ones. Past experience counts a lot here.

The ideal posture is starting from the ground. Really, go back to the beginning of high school of you need to (that's no shame), but make sure you have the fundamentals right (and you expose yourself to a variety of applications/examples/environments).

Message me if you need some sort of step-by-step to kick into action. I've been researching this a lot and founded a company in Brazil that gives trainings on how to learn better.

Comment author: joaolkf 02 November 2013 10:47:08PM 0 points [-]

It's a technology oriented country, one of the most developed and it is cold.

Comment author: Paulovsk 03 November 2013 12:28:14PM 1 point [-]

What does the cold have to do with it?

Comment author: gwern 02 September 2013 12:27:26AM 2 points [-]

If you put the quote into quotation marks and search Google, it's the fifth hit.

Comment author: Paulovsk 04 September 2013 04:40:15AM 1 point [-]

thank you. This was a 'duh!' moment; I haven't realized it was the 2nd book of the Natural 20.

Comment author: MinibearRex 05 August 2013 05:23:38AM 25 points [-]

He wasn't certain what he expected to find, which, in his experience, was generally a good enough reason to investigate something.

Harry Potter and the Confirmed Critical, Chapter 6

Comment author: Paulovsk 06 August 2013 08:38:42PM 2 points [-]

Can you give a link to this story? It is surprisingly difficult to find.

Comment author: phinies 06 July 2013 12:56:38AM 0 points [-]

"When a certain ancient device in my possession informed me that Miss Granger was on the verge of death" -Defense Professor

Might Quirrell have stolen the Marauder's Map from the Weasley twins?

Comment author: Paulovsk 06 July 2013 01:14:49AM 2 points [-]

No. Quirrell knew what was going on because of the empathic link with Harry. The "ancient device" line was him covering up that this existed.

From Reddit, when people answered the exact same commentary made by me.

Comment author: shminux 04 July 2013 06:10:33PM 2 points [-]

The story had me at

He couldn't resist letting his mind wander onto the benefits and drawbacks of a turkey animagus form.

Comment author: Paulovsk 05 July 2013 01:24:43AM 1 point [-]

Started reading now. It's highly rated, so I'm expecting it to be at least amusing.

Comment author: AlexSchell 12 October 2012 07:41:30PM *  2 points [-]

PDFs of the following books are available upon request (I will likely send you a link by next business day):

Kahnemann, Slovic, Tversky, eds. (1982) Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases

Howson & Urbach (2006) Scientific Reasoning: The Bayesian Approach 3rd ed.

Thaler & Sunstein (2008) Nudge

Elliott Sober (2008) Evidence and Evolution

Huw Price (1997) Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point

James Stewart (2011) Calculus: Early Transcendentals 7th ed.

Craig & Moreland, eds. (2009) The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology

Jordan Howard Sobel (2009) Logic and Theism

Graham Oppy (2006) Arguing About Gods

Neil A. Manson, ed. (2003) God and Design: The Teleological Argument and Modern Science

Madigan et al. (2010) Brock Biology of Microorganisms 13th ed.

Comment author: Paulovsk 21 February 2013 03:08:10PM 0 points [-]

Could you send the 1st and 2nd for me, please? paulo at username dot com

Comment author: dspeyer 01 January 2013 07:28:08PM 8 points [-]

It's probably a section title.

Comment author: Paulovsk 02 January 2013 02:09:59AM 0 points [-]

It's a copywriting technique. It makes easier for people to read (note how the subjects of newsletters campaings usually come like that). Don't ask me for the research, I have no idea where I've read it.

In this case, I guess he just pasted the title here.

Comment author: SaidAchmiz 02 January 2013 12:41:09AM *  3 points [-]

Studying of how parents influence their kids generally conclude that "being" of the parent is more important than what they specifically do with the kids.

Could you explain this? Or link to info about such studies? (Or both?)

Comment author: Paulovsk 02 January 2013 02:05:23AM 3 points [-]


I'm rather curious how parents can "be" something to children without doing, since it's supposed children don't know their parents before their first contact (after birth, I mean).

Comment author: [deleted] 07 December 2012 08:22:08AM 7 points [-]

I have converted the book to epub and mobi. Download link: http://www.filedropper.com/3worlds

I haven't started reading it yet so let me know if you find any problems with the conversion.


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Comment author: Paulovsk 09 December 2012 02:37:55AM 1 point [-]

It seems beautiful, so far. Thanks!

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