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Comment author: Sniffnoy 30 December 2014 01:56:47AM 2 points [-]

Since you specifically use the term "open" and "closed" mental states, I have to wonder about the relation to "open mode" and "closed mode" as discussed e.g. here or here. (The actual John Cleese video these are referring to seems to be no longer publically available -- or at least, the part that talks about "open" and "closed", anyway.)

Comment author: jkaufman 20 November 2014 04:51:08PM *  5 points [-]

I haven't thought about this much since 2011 [1] but I think what they've done in hardware is something previously people have done in software. It doesn't sound like they (or anyone else) has been able to demonstrate learning on their simulated nematode.

EDIT: Expanded this into a post.

[1] I looked into nematode simulations several years ago, and talked to a few people including Stephen Larson at the Open Worm project: http://www.jefftk.com/p/whole-brain-emulation-and-nematodes

Comment author: Sniffnoy 21 November 2014 05:22:37AM 2 points [-]

Thanks, I didn't think to check about people doing this in software earlier.

Comment author: Sniffnoy 23 October 2014 05:12:42AM 61 points [-]

Took the survey.

Comment author: BloodyShrimp 01 October 2014 02:42:19AM 9 points [-]

I would've entered! I loved the one-shot PD tournament last summer. In the future, please move popular tournament announcements to Main!

Comment author: Sniffnoy 01 October 2014 04:19:53AM 2 points [-]

Yes, agreed. (I tried to write an entry for the one-shot tournament but never finished; I'd like to see that revisited sometime with a Scheme variant tailored for the contest.)

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 September 2014 04:44:58PM 12 points [-]

Any reason I shouldn't move to Main and Promote?

Comment author: Sniffnoy 30 September 2014 11:02:35PM 7 points [-]

Well, I'm a little annoyed seeing in Main the results of a tournament that was announced in Discussion... (not that I probably would have entered, but...)

Comment author: blumsha 02 September 2014 08:03:14PM 2 points [-]

Where from? I'll be coming from Ann Arbor.

Comment author: Sniffnoy 03 September 2014 04:42:57AM 1 point [-]

Oh, thanks! I'm in Ann Arbor too! Since the comment above though torekp offered me a ride, so it's not necessary anymore. Thanks again though!

Comment author: Sniffnoy 02 September 2014 07:09:15AM 2 points [-]

I'd like to go, but at present I don't have any way of getting there. Would anyone be willing to give me a ride like last time?

Comment author: Sniffnoy 22 July 2014 05:15:19AM *  4 points [-]
Comment author: Sniffnoy 08 July 2014 04:44:07AM 2 points [-]

For what it's worth, the "Sand" page doesn't seem to be linked anywhere on your homepage.

Comment author: Sniffnoy 21 June 2014 08:57:34PM 4 points [-]

Several of the links in this post point to Google redirects rather than directly to the actual website. Could you fix this please? Thank you!

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