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Comment by Flipnash on Is Clickbait Destroying Our General Intelligence? · 2018-11-17T08:22:44.239Z · LW · GW

"By the way, if there is an easy way to distinguish good idea from bad idea, I'd love to have a pointer to it. Which would be mandatory to know what idea to actually steal. "

My crack at a solution to this problem was to learn to recognize ideas that are useful then filter those by how moral they are.

I fail all the time at this. I miss things. I fail to grasp the idea or fail to find a use case. I fail to judge the moral consequences of the idea.

I find it easier to find ideas that are useful to a problem i'm immediately facing rather than useful in general. Which narrows my filter bubble to just those related to programming as those are the problems I encounter and think about the most.

Comment by Flipnash on Computerphile discusses MIRI's "Logical Induction" paper · 2018-10-08T18:03:05.273Z · LW · GW

It has a better description of the algorithm than other sources that have written or made videos about it.

I feel like the algorithm is just a clever search over computable programs that can solve the criteria and falls under the same pitfalls as other algorithms that do the same thing. Mostly it makes the assumption that there exists a program in the search space that fit the criteria it's searching for. I guess if it doesn't exist then the probabilities wouldn't converge to a number that is well calibrated.

Comment by Flipnash on Open thread, Jan. 02 - Jan. 08, 2017 · 2017-01-04T12:52:01.527Z · LW · GW

Where is the best place to discuss politics in the less wrong diaspora?

Comment by Flipnash on [LINK] Author's Note 119: Shameless Begging · 2015-03-11T06:24:44.355Z · LW · GW

Me too.

Comment by Flipnash on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, February 2015, chapter 113 · 2015-03-02T02:38:12.339Z · LW · GW

Holy shitballs.

Comment by Flipnash on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, February 2015, chapter 113 · 2015-03-01T01:19:19.268Z · LW · GW

Harry can also dispel any of his transfiguration wandlessly and wordlessly. So any toxic substance he creates he can dispel as it reaches him.

Comment by Flipnash on Rationality Quotes October 2014 · 2014-10-03T19:14:15.217Z · LW · GW

It was a reply to a post on Eliezer Yudkowsky's facebook.

Comment by Flipnash on Open thread, Sept. 29 - Oct.5, 2014 · 2014-09-30T20:10:26.197Z · LW · GW

Is there any discussion on the uses of friendliness theory outside of AI?

My first thought was that It seems like it could be useful in governance in politics, corporations, and companies.

I heard about DAO's (decentralized autonomous organizations) which are weak AI's that can piggy back off of human general intelligence if designed correctly and thought that it would be useful for those things too especially because it has a lot of the same problems that good old fashioned AGI have.

Comment by Flipnash on What are you learning? · 2014-09-17T10:07:13.330Z · LW · GW

Apparently, it boils down to visibility. Answering the least amount of questions that are compatible with the class of women that you are interested in while still maintaining high match percentage. (Apparently each answer is a potential mismatch) This supposedly leads to a high match which means you will turn up in their searches more often. Then visiting thousands of profiles. (The example used a script to do it automatically.)They will see that you visited. Some will be intrigued enough to visit you back, of those, some might send a message. It is probably worth it to send a message to visitors anyway.

Comment by Flipnash on Consistent extrapolated beliefs about math? · 2014-09-05T03:58:59.408Z · LW · GW

puts on asshole face We could also do this thing with the other thing that this guy suggested.

Comment by Flipnash on What are you working on? January 2014 · 2014-01-02T19:23:19.643Z · LW · GW

Started on some art projects recently... One is a portrait of my sister... another is some practice concept art for a game Idea centered around both regular and exotic explosions. The game may not ever come into existence,The portrait of my sister is more about practicing drawing people. Also, I don't know if this counts as a project, but I'm learning how to use DirectX so theres that. Another Item I'm not sure counts as a project because it came in a kit was a computer interface board I made that can be used in home automation stuff. I had to solder all the components onto the board and everything! hehe had fun doing it too. there is a switch on the board though that is acting like it's always on which suggests a short. I'll need to study the schematic and refresh myself on what the components actually do to debug it though. Will probably get on that next week when I have time.

All of these projects tie into practicing my world building skills.

Comment by Flipnash on Open thread, August 19-25, 2013 · 2013-08-20T00:17:04.815Z · LW · GW

I do mean random. The only way I've come up with that reliably can identify a problem would be to pick a random household item, then think of what problem it is supposed to solve therefore identifying a problem, but that doesn't work for unsolved problems....

Comment by Flipnash on Open thread, August 19-25, 2013 · 2013-08-19T21:26:53.781Z · LW · GW

what is a reliable way of identifying arbitrary solved or unsolved problems??

Comment by Flipnash on More "Stupid" Questions · 2013-08-07T00:59:49.517Z · LW · GW

Wow, I thought I was the only one.

Comment by Flipnash on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, part 19, chapter 88-89 · 2013-06-30T04:12:37.615Z · LW · GW

Quirrel might think that Harry used the killing curse.

Comment by Flipnash on An attempt at a short no-prerequisite test for programming inclination · 2013-06-30T01:42:09.504Z · LW · GW

Silly me! I had the array exactly right but the result was wrong. I used the second box to find the value that I eventually added the value of box 4 to and got 7.

Comment by Flipnash on Who thinks quantum computing will be necessary for AI? · 2013-05-29T05:01:31.957Z · LW · GW

Therefore, AI has already arrived. /joke

Comment by Flipnash on A thought-process testing opportunity · 2013-04-23T13:25:51.013Z · LW · GW

The bad news is that I have already seen this video. The good news is that I did this exercise for it the first time I saw it. My reasoning was something like. Well the situation is similar to the video on what happens to tears when someone cries in space to get similar results. It would just look like jelly attached to the towel. What I didn't expect was for the water to aggregate towards the hands.

Comment by Flipnash on AI box: AI has one shot at avoiding destruction - what might it say? · 2013-03-02T01:46:23.862Z · LW · GW

"I highly recommend typing 'AI DESTROYED' in the console then the new line character key of your choice."

Comment by Flipnash on Idea: Self-Improving Task Management Software · 2013-02-28T05:34:49.807Z · LW · GW

Something like this needs to exist. I'm posting here to keep tabs in case it becomes something I can contribute to and/or use.

Comment by Flipnash on Politics Discussion Thread February 2013 · 2013-02-08T01:55:17.836Z · LW · GW

I always thought demand was limited by factors such as the size of one's stomach the speed at which clothes wear out or go out of fashion, and most importantly income among other things. I'm actually kind of surprised to hear that unlimited demand was a fundamental tenet of economics.

Comment by Flipnash on The Allais Paradox · 2012-10-15T18:58:56.732Z · LW · GW

If flipping the switch before 12:00 pm has no effect on the amount of money one acquires why would one pay anything to do it? why not just flip the switch only once after 12:00 pm and before 12:05PM?