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Comment author: MrMind 06 July 2015 07:48:49AM 0 points [-]

Yes. I'm married and have a polyamorous girlfriend

I like that. May I ask you how you were able to achieve this?

Comment author: atorm 16 July 2015 02:16:22PM 0 points [-]

Lots of talking with my wife to establish boundaries and make sure everyone was comfortable. A year or so of frustration at the lack of appeal in a married man. A few okcupid girlfriends that didn't work out, and eventually one that has.

Comment author: Bryan-san 02 July 2015 05:06:22AM *  4 points [-]

If you have no interest in eventually procreating, is serious dating worth the massive time and emotional investment necessary?

Edit: part of the reason i am asking is for external belief checking

Comment author: atorm 03 July 2015 03:06:37PM 4 points [-]

Yes. I'm married and have a polyamorous girlfriend, with no intention of reproducing. The relationships are fulfilling and provide social stability. And sex with a partner improves over time, so even if that were your only goal long term relationships might be worth pursuing.

Comment author: chaosmage 29 May 2015 12:11:50PM 4 points [-]

I think this belongs on reddit, not on LessWrong.

Comment author: atorm 31 May 2015 04:46:15PM *  2 points [-]

At least it's an interesting post. There are so few of those these days.

Comment author: ChristianKl 04 May 2015 03:27:23PM 6 points [-]

Given the lack of reply the last time how about posting the question to http://academia.stackexchange.com/?

Comment author: atorm 06 May 2015 12:13:13PM 1 point [-]

Thanks, doing so.

Comment author: Andy_McKenzie 04 May 2015 07:57:13PM 1 point [-]

I'm in a PhD program in the life sciences and although I haven't graduated myself (still in my first year), based on almost all of the advice I've read, this is good advice. The way to prove to your advisor that you deserve to be able to do quick secondary experiments with people outside of your field is to submit a paper of your own, and then you can do those experiments in the interim while you're waiting for the reviews. That said, I don't think I'm all that Slytherin (although I admit that this is what a Slytherin would say).

Comment author: atorm 06 May 2015 12:02:59PM 0 points [-]

I already am published. When we got the paper accepted, instead of congratulating me, he said "Now you need to get another one before you graduate."

Comment author: atorm 04 May 2015 03:03:20PM 3 points [-]

Repost due to lack of reply: I’m a fourth year PhD student in the life sciences, and I need mentorship, preferably from a Slytherin, or at least someone with a Slytherin hat. My advisor doesn’t want me doing “mercenary collaborations”, or quick experiments with researchers outside my field in exchange for secondary authorships. He says I need to focus on my thesis research in the next year so as to publish and graduate. Are there any academics in the LW readership who have the insight to tell me whether this is good advice or whether he just wants me pumping out papers with his name on them so he can get tenure?

Comment author: atorm 01 May 2015 03:05:55AM 6 points [-]

I’m a fourth year PhD student in the life sciences, and I need mentorship, preferably from a Slytherin, or at least someone with a Slytherin hat. My advisor doesn’t want me doing “mercenary collaborations”, or quick experiments with researchers outside my field in exchange for secondary authorships. He says I need to focus on my thesis research in the next year so as to publish and graduate. Are there any academics in the LW readership who have the insight to tell me whether this is good advice or whether he just wants me pumping out papers with his name on them so he can get tenure?

Comment author: atorm 11 March 2015 01:57:47PM 0 points [-]

Ki (chi, qi) exercises such as "unbendable arm" from aikido and other martial arts seem to actually have an effect on effective strength. My best guess is that this is a result of altered muscle firing patterns.

Comment author: atorm 10 March 2015 02:07:07PM 0 points [-]

WTF was Harry forgetting when he grabbed the Remembrall?

Comment author: atorm 02 March 2015 12:49:19AM 1 point [-]

Transfiguration requires the caster's wand to touch the target. However, Harry's understanding of partial transfiguration was based on his understanding of the underlying quantum field nature of reality. This means that Harry's wand is touching everything all at once. He should be able to Transfigure anything in the area that he wants, and based on the Azkaban sequence, he could think or speak while doing so.

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