Comment by Hughdo on December 2013 Media Thread · 2013-12-18T17:40:26.878Z · LW · GW

Liar Game. To quote GeeJoe on Reddit: "A detailed exploration of psychology and game theory. Throughout the tournament, the anonymous organisers introduce increasingly complex scenarios for the "contestants" to act out. The solutions are all discoverable if you want to think them through for yourself (though the optimal strategy is, after the first one or two, often incredibly non-obvious or counter-intuitive at first glance). Or you can just sit back and enjoy the protagonists solving it themselves." I rather enjoyed the character's personalities combined with the actual game-theory content; it seems to be in a way like a more serious version of what many people like about the series Death Note.

Comment by Hughdo on The Baby-Eating Aliens (1/8) · 2012-06-16T00:04:44.444Z · LW · GW

This is one of the most stimulating and well written things I've read in a while. It's great.

Comment by Hughdo on The "Outside the Box" Box · 2012-04-29T13:50:14.525Z · LW · GW

I like how these serious logical and moral discussions are juxtaposed with Monty Python.

Comment by Hughdo on No One Can Exempt You From Rationality's Laws · 2012-04-18T00:51:49.058Z · LW · GW

That's when you have to pull up the evidence, and compare the life's work of thousands of scientists examining the physical world to the life's work of thousands of people perusing a few disreputable books for meaning.