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Comment author: moreati 10 December 2016 12:16:29AM 5 points [-]

Meta: I really like the three top-level comments you made to structure the conversation. Is this something you came up with, or perhaps picked up elsewhere? Does it have a name?

Comment author: MrMind 04 August 2016 09:37:23AM *  1 point [-]

Orion's arm: a far future, deeply transhumanist, hard sci-fi collective world building effort. LWers will find themselves immediately at home, and at every page you will find something interesting or surprising. Eliezer is explicitly quoted as a source for their mindspace diagram.
On me it exerts an attraction even stronger than tvtropes, so be warned!

Comment author: moreati 06 August 2016 09:29:27PM 0 points [-]

There's a lot of Orion's Arm to wade through. Are there any sections you'd particularly recommend? Any stories or pages you enjoyed most?

Comment author: Vaniver 24 May 2016 12:06:14AM 0 points [-]

WinSplit Revolution, which lets you set locations and sizes in pixels for various window options, worked beautifully for splitting my wide monitor into thirds, but did not survive the transition to Windows 10. I can find countless window managers that let me snap to the left half or the right half, or if they're particularly fancy into quarters. But I have yet to find a tool with keyboard hotkeys that will divide the monitor space into thirds, or let me set custom locations so I can do it myself.

What am I missing?

Comment author: moreati 28 May 2016 07:51:41PM 2 points [-]

Have you asked this question in a Windows specific forum? e.g. https://www.reddit.com/r/windows

Comment author: CronoDAS 16 May 2015 08:28:35PM *  0 points [-]

I have a Nokia Lumia 822 (a Windows Phone). My girlfriend has an iPhone 5s. Our carrier is Verizon.

Comment author: moreati 17 May 2015 10:10:20AM 0 points [-]

Ah, sorry. I wasn't seeking answers to those questions. They were meant to suggest lines of enquiry you should follow, and workarounds you could try.

Comment author: CronoDAS 16 May 2015 01:05:48AM 1 point [-]

I can't understand what my girlfriend is saying when she uses her cell phone to call my cell phone. Often entire words are simply dropped from the audio stream. Is there anything I can do to improve the voice quality?

Comment author: moreati 16 May 2015 05:55:37PM 0 points [-]

A few thoughts based on eliminating/ruling out possible causes:

  • Can you avoid making cell -> cell calls? If you're both on a smartphone with wifi could you use e.g. Skype or Messenger?
  • Can you both use a hands free kit? This should eliminate poor positioning of the microphone/earpiece.
  • Are you or your girlfriend in a poor signal area? Does going outside to make the call reduce the problem? There are options such as GSM signal boosters and femtocells that might be worth exploring.
  • Some carriers have deployed HD Voice service. See if your phone and carrier(s) support this.
Comment author: adamzerner 22 April 2015 08:37:34PM 2 points [-]

I remember hearing a quote somewhere on LW saying something like "pain/discomfort is what you feel when you level up". Does anyone know what the actual quote is? Where it was said?

Comment author: moreati 24 April 2015 09:43:53AM 3 points [-]

There's also "Pain is weakness leaving the body", which is less specific but probably pre-dates Eliezer's quote.

Comment author: ArisKatsaris 01 February 2015 11:03:33AM 1 point [-]

Podcasts Thread

Comment author: moreati 24 February 2015 09:39:26PM 0 points [-]

BBC Inside Health: Drug Driving; End of Life Care; Smart Drugs, also available as mp3. The smart drugs piece starts at 16m 58s.

Mostly I mention it as mainstream(ish) coverage of the topic, which I though note worthy.

Comment author: Transfuturist 27 January 2015 01:15:53AM 0 points [-]

I'm in the US; is there no hope but to wait until April?

Comment author: moreati 27 January 2015 11:35:12AM 0 points [-]

Sorry, I wasn't aware the US release is delayed vs the UK

Comment author: moreati 26 January 2015 10:58:23AM 5 points [-]

I saw Ex Machina this weekend. The subject matter is very close to LWs interests and I enjoyed it a lot. My prior prediction that it's "AI box experiment: the movie" wasn't 100% accurate.

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For those that worry it's Hollywood, hence dumb I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. The characters are smart and act accordingly, I spotted fewer than 5 idiot ball moments.

Comment author: ArisKatsaris 01 November 2014 03:43:05PM 2 points [-]

TV and Movies (Live Action) Thread

Comment author: moreati 04 November 2014 01:18:30AM *  3 points [-]

Ex Machina (IMDB) looks like AI Box Experiment: The Movie. It's due for release in Jan 2015. Synopsis:

A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

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