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Comment author: rabidchicken 13 November 2011 04:46:38AM 0 points [-]

I have wished for a nearby LW group for a while and will be attending U of Waterloo in January. I will nearly certainly be there.

Comment author: rabidchicken 04 November 2011 04:50:04AM 2 points [-]

Good link, typo in title, have a good day, thank you for posting on Lesswrong.

Comment author: wedrifid 08 October 2011 03:21:31AM 1 point [-]

It's more like saying a pane of glass doesn't simulate fluid flow

Which would be way off!

Comment author: rabidchicken 08 October 2011 04:28:52AM 0 points [-]

Does it flow, or simulate a flow?

Comment author: rabidchicken 02 July 2011 04:49:11AM 0 points [-]

I think I should be less secretive and try to let other people know about problems before coming up with a solution on my own more often. All of my attempts to come up with a specific scenario to mention in this post already violates the tendency which I am trying to eliminate. It is a vicious cycle. I suspect this post may have been pointless...

Comment author: rabidchicken 02 July 2011 04:48:32AM *  0 points [-]

I think I should be less secretive and try to let other people know about problems before coming up with a solution on my own more often. All of my attempts to come up with a specific scenario to mention in this post already violate the tendency which I am trying to eliminate. It is a vicious cycle. I suspect this post may have been pointless...

Comment author: rabidchicken 12 June 2011 04:14:59PM 1 point [-]

Excellent post, I will keep these ideas in mind in future arguments.

In response to Action and habit
Comment author: Jonathan_Graehl 03 June 2011 01:05:30AM 3 points [-]

Words also become thoughts. Communicating (even to yourself) an analysis or judgment will make you reluctant to gainsay it. I'm hoping to learn to hold my tongue in ways that leave me more flexible, or at least happier (for example: in most cases, why bother expressing contempt or outrage?).

On the other hand, creativity sometimes requires building speculation on speculation (when verification costs too much); perhaps all that's needed is a delight in tearing down what's faulty.

Comment author: rabidchicken 04 June 2011 04:27:50PM 3 points [-]

I make a habit of muttering incoherently and then scornfully rejecting my own opinions to maximize reasonable creativity. Of course, this is a bad course of action in public, but very helpful when I need to make a game engine in two days.

I agree that expressing outrage is normally a bad idea, it generally does not convince the other person and negatively effects my ability to be rational.

In response to comment by Nornagest on Action and habit
Comment author: Swimmer963 04 June 2011 03:02:02AM 1 point [-]

And I'm not sure how you'd control for that.

Most studies that try to separate genetic factors from "nurture" factors provided by the parents will twins that were adopted separately. It's a small-ish subject pool though, and probably not recent since I don't think they encourage separating siblings for adoption now.

Comment author: rabidchicken 04 June 2011 04:13:41PM 0 points [-]

Did they ever encourage it?

Comment author: rabidchicken 04 May 2011 04:53:32AM 1 point [-]

Thank you for the summary, I have considered looking for information on SIAI's costs before, so presenting it in a readable way is helpful.

Comment author: Swimmer963 03 May 2011 05:48:04PM 0 points [-]

Of course, before you can exercise at all, you need to either find effective medications, or exercises which you can manage without killing yourself, but I don't understand your reaction to Molybdenumblue.

I think his comment came across as kind of snarky ("oh you should totally...") and that might be why.

Comment author: rabidchicken 04 May 2011 03:52:34AM 0 points [-]

I understand both of their arguments, but the emotions involved are incomprehensible...

I suppose I would have said nearly the same thing in Moly's position, and would not have predicted that I was being offensive. It would be helpful to be able to empathize with peoples emotions, but I am apparently horrible at it.

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