Comment by DavidRV on Triaging mental phenomena or: leveling up the stack trace skill · 2016-12-31T20:34:35.975Z · LW · GW

Would you mind giving an example or two of how you've done deliberate practice? I always have trouble finding ways to exercise mental skills when I'm not being forced to use them.

Comment by DavidRV on How does personality vary across US cities? · 2016-12-22T02:01:41.033Z · LW · GW

Fascinating that the high-extroversion cities are places I know well, while the low-extroversion cities are places I've never heard of.

Comment by DavidRV on On Philosophers Against Malaria · 2016-12-07T10:53:32.307Z · LW · GW

GiveWell also perceives its audience as uninterested in higher expected value but higher risk options.

Doesn't seem entirely plausible, given that GiveWell's second-highest rated charity and several of the other next-ranked charities are acknowledged to likely have close-to-zero impact, in exchange for high expected value. They don't seem to shy away from a cause just because they perceive it as high-risk.