Comment by Daniel_Reeves on Dumb Deplaning · 2008-08-20T00:50:42.000Z · LW · GW

[The fastest way to board a plane is to] have 10 passengers at a time board in alternating rows. He says it's at least four times faster than what most airlines are doing because it lets everyone stow their luggage and take their seats without getting in one another's way.
Comment by Daniel_Reeves on Moral Complexities · 2008-07-04T07:17:53.000Z · LW · GW

Why do people seem to mean different things by "I want the pie" and "It is right that I should get the pie"? Why are the two propositions argued in different ways?
Because they believe the answer to "is it right that I want the pie?" isn't always "yes."

Comment by Daniel_Reeves on I'd take it · 2008-07-02T22:03:15.000Z · LW · GW

presidents post Reagan are no longer killable
Neither was Reagan!

(10) declare large bounties to certain technological improvements in areas such as energy, healtcare, communications, etc.
Oh, I like that idea.

Comment by Daniel_Reeves on [deleted post] 2008-06-29T13:22:00.000Z

Of course, on second thought that also may show that women just don't know men. :)

Comment by Daniel_Reeves on [deleted post] 2008-06-29T13:20:00.000Z

Some people don't think this is difficult at all, and/or that psychological sex differences are trivial. What relative proportion of these would you say are unusual for their sex, unusually empathetic, and just delusional, respectively?
Ah, I read something about that, before. It was an article on a small study that took note of a few people's reaction to women come-ons. The men were likely to consider a friendly gesture a sexual invitation and consider a sexual invitation a friendly gesture.

Comment by Daniel_Reeves on What Would You Do Without Morality? · 2008-06-29T13:15:53.000Z · LW · GW

It's like asking how our world would be if "2 + 2 = 5." My answer to that would be, "but it doesn't."

So unless you can convince me that one can exist without morality, then my answer is, "but we can't exist without morality."

Comment by Daniel_Reeves on Conditional Independence, and Naive Bayes · 2008-03-04T16:52:55.000Z · LW · GW

I'm confused :/

P(X,Y,Z) = P(X,(Y,Z)) = P(X) + P(Y,Z) - P(X;(Y,Z)) = P(X) + (P(Y) + P(Z) - P(Y;Z)) - P(X;(Y,Z)) = P(X) + (P(Y) + P(Z) - P(Y;Z)) - P((X;Y),(X;Z)) = P(X) + (P(Y) + P(Z) - P(Y;Z)) - (P(X;Y) + P(X;Z) - P(X;Y;Z)) = P(X) + P(Y) + P(Z) - P(X;Y) - P(Y;Z) - P(X;Z) + P(X;Y;Z)

By the inclusion-exclusion principle, no?