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Comment by dubioustwizzler on Meetup : Dallas, TX · 2015-02-08T18:24:46.428Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Sooooo it turns out that Taste of Chicago is not open on Sundays. My bad. We'll be going to Pastazios Pizza instead. Address is 5026 Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75001.

Comment by dubioustwizzler on Meetup : Dallas, TX · 2015-01-08T04:24:26.557Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for reminding me! I'll have a sign that says "Less Wrong".

Comment by dubioustwizzler on 2013 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2013-11-23T16:32:49.097Z · score: 27 (27 votes) · LW · GW

Survey taken

Comment by dubioustwizzler on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 25, chapter 96 · 2013-07-25T17:41:54.050Z · score: 11 (11 votes) · LW · GW

You're right. Thanks for the correction!

Comment by dubioustwizzler on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 25, chapter 96 · 2013-07-25T17:21:12.423Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Since it seems like these two explanations fit this specific piece of evidence (roughly) equally well, and we know that Quirrelmort is the entity referenced by the prophecy in canon, and that Voldemort is called the Dark Lord in both canon and hpmor, then why wouldn't Dark Lord as Death get a 'complexity penalty'?

If I'm using it wrong, please explain.

Comment by dubioustwizzler on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 25, chapter 96 · 2013-07-25T16:00:59.339Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · LW · GW

Also, mysterious feeling of doom. And Quirrel can sense Harry's feelings. And their magic can't interact.

Comment by dubioustwizzler on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 25, chapter 96 · 2013-07-25T15:57:54.502Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Wait, what? I don't remember reading this, or picking up on any hints of this. Care to explain?

Comment by dubioustwizzler on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 25, chapter 96 · 2013-07-25T15:51:35.472Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches... born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies... And the Dark Lord shall mark him as his equal. But he shall have power the Dark Lord knows not... and either must destroy all but a remnant of the other, for those two different spirits cannot exist in the same world. - chapter 86

Oddly, I feel like each line in this prophecy could equally well point to Dark Lord as Voldemort OR Dark Lord as Death.

Although P(Dark Lord as Death) should get a complexity penalty since Voldemort should be the default candidate due to canon.

EDIT: The last sentence is wrong. What I should've said is that since Voldemort is the prophecy's referent in canon, and he is called the Dark Lord in both canon and hpmor, I'm still assigning >50% probability to Quirrellmort being the entity referred to in hpmor's prophecy.

Comment by dubioustwizzler on Four Focus Areas of Effective Altruism · 2013-07-12T21:25:26.458Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm a student interested in building a Rationality/Effective Altruism Club. Was this talk recorded? Because I would be interested in watching/reading it, if you have a YouTube link, etc.

Comment by dubioustwizzler on 2012 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2012-11-05T06:13:12.152Z · score: 25 (25 votes) · LW · GW

Just took my second survey. Been lurking a while now, this is my first comment.

Comment by dubioustwizzler on The Ethical Status of Non-human Animals · 2012-03-19T05:07:24.827Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Is there any relevant research on the subject of animal sentience, animal "persons", etc?

I've read quite a few arguments from different points of view, but haven't found any actual science on the subject.