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Comment by berrypick6 on What Bayesianism taught me · 2013-08-24T17:10:21.211Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

By "here," I meant Israel.

Comment by berrypick6 on What Bayesianism taught me · 2013-08-12T19:29:47.508Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Bayes' Theorem is taught in High-School here, at all levels of math.

Comment by berrypick6 on More "Stupid" Questions · 2013-08-02T16:59:43.803Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Some mixture of verbal thinking, and what I can only really describe as 'thinking in rules'.

Comment by berrypick6 on Welcome to Less Wrong! (6th thread, July 2013) · 2013-07-28T15:58:57.141Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I sometimes forget how much untapped potential in term of networking opportunities Less Wrong holds.

Comment by berrypick6 on Open Thread, July 1-15, 2013 · 2013-07-09T00:09:39.735Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Probably made even more difficult because I misremembered the letter. It was G*, and the article was The Importance of Goodhart's Law. It suddenly came back to me in a flash after seeing your reply, so thanks!

Comment by berrypick6 on Open Thread, July 1-15, 2013 · 2013-07-07T22:28:43.213Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I need help finding a particular thread on LW, it was a discussion of either utility or ethics, and it utilized the symbols Q and Q* extensively, as well as talking about Lost Purposes. My inability to locate it is causing me brain hurt.

Comment by berrypick6 on How I Became More Ambitious · 2013-07-04T10:12:43.642Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · LW · GW

If you're having difficulty with Akrasia and procrastination and you are still looking for solutions, might I suggest the Less Wrong Study Hall? We do constant pomodoros of 25 minutes work, 5 minutes rest, and many of us have found it tremendously effective.

(This is a result of the Co-Working Collaboration to Combat Akrasia post)

Comment by berrypick6 on Open Thread, July 1-15, 2013 · 2013-07-03T13:36:26.456Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

This conversation just metacitasized.

It's okay, I'll show myself out.

Comment by berrypick6 on Open Thread, July 1-15, 2013 · 2013-07-03T08:52:49.302Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Also, aren't MRI's going to be a problem?

Comment by berrypick6 on Open Thread, July 1-15, 2013 · 2013-07-03T08:50:39.498Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

How do you know that?

Comment by berrypick6 on July 2013 Media Thread · 2013-07-03T08:32:52.534Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I really liked about half of it, and thought the other half was meh.

Comment by berrypick6 on What are you working on? July 2013 · 2013-07-03T00:10:06.041Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I would use this.

Comment by berrypick6 on July 2013 Media Thread · 2013-07-03T00:08:09.472Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I find it tough to explain stuff like this. I just thought it was crap, and didn't understand an ounce of the hype or adoration. There may be nothing deeper to it than I just didn't enjoy it.

Comment by berrypick6 on July 2013 Media Thread · 2013-07-02T12:42:27.499Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I thought it was terrible.

Comment by berrypick6 on Meetup : Israel LW meetup · 2013-06-28T22:05:41.731Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Crap, I need to adjust the chances of me making it due to unforeseen stuff. I'd say about 50-50 right now.

Comment by berrypick6 on Meetup : Israel LW meetup · 2013-06-26T21:16:56.730Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'll be there. I can give anyone who needs a ride to and from Jerusalem.

Comment by berrypick6 on The Mystery At The Heart of Central Banking · 2013-06-24T22:09:11.798Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

:D

My sister was a Gadna instructor. She got all the crazy Russian kids who would fill their canteens with Vodka.

I get drafted in a few weeks. If you have a day off, I think LW Israel is meeting on July 4th, you should join us!

Comment by berrypick6 on The Mystery At The Heart of Central Banking · 2013-06-24T20:01:15.525Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I’m a self-taught 20 year-old American currently serving as a volunteer soldier in the Israeli Defense Force, where I am a proud senior vice supply closet manager at an army-themed summer camp for the worst teenagers in the Middle East.

Gadna, I presume?

Comment by berrypick6 on Open Thread, June 16-30, 2013 · 2013-06-21T16:26:14.439Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Someone needs to redo that website before my eyes explode.

Comment by berrypick6 on Elites and AI: Stated Opinions · 2013-06-15T22:27:36.735Z · score: 3 (9 votes) · LW · GW

Why on earth downvote this? (Was at -2)

Comment by berrypick6 on Welcome to Less Wrong! (5th thread, March 2013) · 2013-06-15T11:14:46.602Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I don't know what you mean by that, but I resolved my weird ethical quasi-nihilism through a combination of studying Metaethics and reading Luke's metaethical sequence, so you might want to do that as well, if only for the terminology.

Comment by berrypick6 on Welcome to Less Wrong! (5th thread, March 2013) · 2013-06-15T09:55:57.629Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I think "moral anti-realist" is better, but not by much.

Specifically, they seem to be talking about something similar to Error Theory.

Comment by berrypick6 on Effective Altruism Through Advertising Vegetarianism? · 2013-06-14T23:39:56.989Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

It's not a variant of Pascal's Mugging, because the chances aren't vanishingly small and the payoff isn't nearly infinite.

Comment by berrypick6 on Useful Concepts Repository · 2013-06-14T14:20:40.277Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Yes, the original distinction was between "Sibolet" and "Shibolet". "Th" isn't even a sound that exists in Hebrew.

Comment by berrypick6 on Useful Concepts Repository · 2013-06-12T21:15:49.013Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

וְהָיָה כִּי יֹאמְרוּ פְּלִיטֵי אֶפְרַיִם, אֶעֱבֹרָה, וַיֹּאמְרוּ לוֹ אַנְשֵׁי-גִלְעָד הַאֶפְרָתִי אַתָּה, וַיֹּאמֶר לֹא. ו וַיֹּאמְרוּ לוֹ אֱמָר-נָא שִׁבֹּלֶת וַיֹּאמֶר סִבֹּלֶת, וְלֹא יָכִין לְדַבֵּר כֵּן, וַיֹּאחֲזוּ אוֹתוֹ, וַיִּשְׁחָטוּהוּ אֶל-מַעְבְּרוֹת הַיַּרְדֵּן; וַיִּפֹּל בָּעֵת הַהִיא, מֵאֶפְרַיִם, אַרְבָּעִים וּשְׁנַיִם, אָלֶף.

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Comment by berrypick6 on Rationality Quotes June 2013 · 2013-06-10T12:04:42.343Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I only really think using voices. Whenever I read, if I'm not 'hearing' the words in my head, nothing stays in.

Comment by berrypick6 on 9/26 is Petrov Day · 2013-06-04T18:32:10.984Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Related: We wrestle not with flesh and blood

Comment by berrypick6 on Circular Altruism · 2013-06-03T17:40:54.897Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Because it's one of the parameters of the thought experiment that a dust speck causes a miniscule amount of disutility.

Comment by berrypick6 on Circular Altruism · 2013-06-03T16:21:29.834Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

That'd be Fighting the Hypothetical.

Comment by berrypick6 on "Politics is the mind-killer" is the mind-killer · 2013-05-31T22:09:29.427Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I think yes. Are the chances of this happening >20%?

Comment by berrypick6 on Optimizing for attractiveness · 2013-05-31T10:44:00.231Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Seconding the Rippetoe program recommendation, it worked well for me.

Comment by berrypick6 on Requesting advice: Doing Epistemology Right (Warning: Abstract mainstream Philosophy herein) · 2013-05-30T13:38:56.850Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

This is an excellent post.

Comment by berrypick6 on Requesting advice: Doing Epistemology Right (Warning: Abstract mainstream Philosophy herein) · 2013-05-29T13:36:19.941Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Here is one hand...

Comment by berrypick6 on 10-Step Anti-Procrastination Checklist · 2013-05-28T20:04:30.159Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Meh. Found that I was doing most of these things without even noticing it consciously anyway.

Comment by berrypick6 on Rationality Quotes May 2013 · 2013-05-21T23:44:36.141Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Liebniz didn't like that.

Comment by berrypick6 on Rationality Quotes May 2013 · 2013-05-21T15:56:13.556Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

That's been posted at least twice before that I can remember.

Comment by berrypick6 on Meetup : Tel Aviv, Israel Meetup - Goal Clarification with special guest Cat from CFAR · 2013-05-21T15:37:57.957Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I had the exact same reaction, except the other way 'round. :D

(Also, the street i apparently written "Mazeh", despite being an acronym.)

Comment by berrypick6 on LessWrong help desk - free paper downloads and more · 2013-05-19T20:54:35.931Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Right here :)

Comment by berrypick6 on Meetup : Tel Aviv, Israel Meetup - Goal Clarification with special guest Cat from CFAR · 2013-05-19T09:25:25.488Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Just sent you a Private Message. :)

Comment by berrypick6 on Meetup : Tel Aviv, Israel Meetup - Goal Clarification with special guest Cat from CFAR · 2013-05-18T16:52:25.598Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Okay, I can make it.

Comment by berrypick6 on How to Build a Community · 2013-05-17T19:02:09.174Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Yes, the conversation with drnickbone below is how my response would have gone as well, and you're right in that sometimes consequences matter to Deontologists and sometimes they don't. I also think we've had this conversation before, because I remember that example. :D

Comment by berrypick6 on How to Build a Community · 2013-05-17T18:02:14.155Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

If for no other reason than you are creating the perception that deotologist never consider consequence. Which is a stupid position that no deotologists should accept.

Someone should have told Kant that.

Comment by berrypick6 on The Unselfish Trolley Problem · 2013-05-17T14:12:30.265Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Comment by berrypick6 on 10-Step Anti-Procrastination Checklist · 2013-05-17T10:57:04.942Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Good call. I don't normally like Post-Rock, but when I'm studying, I can just plug it into Pandora and go.

Comment by berrypick6 on 10-Step Anti-Procrastination Checklist · 2013-05-17T02:05:03.978Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

This looks like it might be helpful for me. I shall report back in a few days with some data points. Thanks for this!

Comment by berrypick6 on Meetup : Tel Aviv, Israel Meetup - Goal Clarification with special guest Cat from CFAR · 2013-05-17T01:08:19.660Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Wow, I've been hoping for this for a while now. :)

I really, really hope I'll be able to attend, and if I do, I can give up to two people a ride from Jerusalem. Unfortunately, I have a test that same day, and I do not yet know the time at which it will take place, so I can't RSVP quite yet.

Comment by berrypick6 on Welcome to Less Wrong! (5th thread, March 2013) · 2013-05-14T13:17:46.848Z · score: 2 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Then why bring it up?

Comment by berrypick6 on Open Thread, May 1-14, 2013 · 2013-05-14T01:17:05.025Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I know how most atheists feel about the Bible. Really, I do. But if you don't understand what's so powerful about a book, and you want to know, then you really should give it a try—I might say that the last chapter of Moroni especially addresses this.

I grew up on the Bible. I studied the Bible for over a decade. I have read the Old Testament in Hebrew.

It's the most boring thing I've ever laid eyes on.

Comment by berrypick6 on Open Thread, May 1-14, 2013 · 2013-05-13T20:14:23.889Z · score: 4 (6 votes) · LW · GW

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Excuse me?

Comment by berrypick6 on Open Thread, May 1-14, 2013 · 2013-05-13T16:45:57.125Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Um, why cut off the conversation at this point rather than your original one, in that case?