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Comment author: josh 17 October 2008 03:48:40PM 0 points [-]

Do many people see capitalism as an end rather than a very good means?

Comment author: josh 09 October 2008 07:26:43PM 0 points [-]

I found a link. This is intriguing. However, is it even possible now that Eliezer is 2 for 2 that somebody could believe that there is not a chance they will let him out?

Also, I really want to be a gatekeeper.

Comment author: josh 09 October 2008 07:16:20PM 0 points [-]

Eliezer's page is blocked at my work (peronal website). I can't wait to find out what in the hell you people are talking about.

In response to Brief Break
Comment author: josh 31 August 2008 09:03:38PM 0 points [-]

Bravo!

In response to Invisible Frameworks
Comment author: josh 22 August 2008 04:34:41PM 0 points [-]

Is there any reason that some values shouldn't be lexicographically ordered?

Comment author: josh 24 July 2008 02:24:35PM 1 point [-]

semantic difference, I think. Isn't the distinction just "possible ways this world could be" versus "which of all possible worlds is this one." Is there a meaningful difference?

Comment author: josh 26 March 2008 03:30:22PM 5 points [-]

"Feeling good is not the point."

but it sure does feel good.

In response to Beautiful Math
Comment author: josh 11 January 2008 07:15:03PM 0 points [-]

"So... Should it be obvious that the nth difference is n factorial? I'm afraid I don't have intuitive knowledge of all the properties of the factorial function."

I don't remember writing this. Did somebody else write this using the same handle as me or did I write this and forget it?

In response to The Fallacy of Gray
Comment author: josh 07 January 2008 09:50:42PM 0 points [-]

LG, Doesn't that mean you like the post, specifically becuase it appeals to confirmation bias, one of the known biases we should be seeking to overcome?

Comment author: josh 12 December 2007 07:19:39PM 2 points [-]

"So can we learn to recognize the sound of a "cult cooler", cooling down the cultishness, and distinguish it from a fake recording of such? Or at least invent a cultometer, so we can check our cultempature?"

We could just ask our perfect Baysian leaders. They know all and understand all.

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