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Comment by jastice on Meetup : Munich June Meetup · 2015-06-19T08:27:26.907Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Location changed to Café Puck due to wet weather.

Comment by jastice on Open Thread for February 18-24 2014 · 2015-03-29T11:25:38.442Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I have never smoked, but I use nicotine gum occasionally. It feels like it gives me a slight "edge" when I need to concentrate better, and I definitely feel more of an effect than with typical caffeine doses (which I don't consume regularly either). I tend to chew the gums longer than regular chewing gums, but I feel no particular desire for them when, and actually tend to forget I have them.

Comment by jastice on Notes on Brainwashing & 'Cults' · 2015-02-06T07:36:13.890Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

From recent personal experience at a startup, I am inclined to believe the view, as it makes said experience make a lot more sense.

Comment by jastice on Meetup : January Meetup in Munich · 2015-01-07T02:06:37.861Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

If you have any trouble finding us, just call me at +49 151 65156 404 Hope to see somebody new!

Comment by jastice on Meetup : June Meetup in Munich · 2014-05-28T16:13:26.594Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

2014 :)

Comment by jastice on Meetup : Munich Meetup · 2014-03-31T13:59:06.675Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

If you're late or can't find us, feel free to call me: +49 151 65156 404

Comment by jastice on Post ridiculous munchkin ideas! · 2013-05-12T01:42:01.522Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

A friend going to the local Academy of Fine Arts did this for months at a time, having set up his living quarters in his classes' studio. His lodgings were certainly posher than my 32sqm apartment, but he had to build his own shower from a bucket and a clothes hanger.

Comment by jastice on Maximizing Your Donations via a Job · 2013-05-06T21:12:51.876Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

An online HTML/JS CV resonated well for me. This was mostly the case with startups without specialized recruiters.

Comment by jastice on LW Women- Minimizing the Inferential Distance · 2012-11-26T18:25:47.302Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

This particular instance needn't have much to do with misogyny. I was in a similar situation once in school.

Comment by jastice on Meetup : Munich Meetup, October 28th · 2012-09-29T08:14:59.732Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Nice, I hereby commit to being there :)

Comment by jastice on 2011 Less Wrong Census / Survey · 2011-11-09T01:47:06.731Z · score: 7 (9 votes) · LW · GW

Took the survey, but this post will make the reported karma score inaccurate

Comment by jastice on Meetup : Munich Meetup, Saturday September 10th, 2PM · 2011-09-10T10:29:30.109Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Coming after all, hooray!

Comment by jastice on Meetup : Munich Meetup, Saturday September 10th, 2PM · 2011-09-10T08:50:51.442Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Curses, I missed this announcement, and am now indisposed. Well, maybe next time...

Comment by jastice on The True Rejection Challenge · 2011-06-28T08:37:10.205Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

About expiration dates: For many foods (not fresh meats though), these may not be actual expiration dates but generously calculated minimum shelf lives. For me at least, eggs and milk will stay good for weeks beyond their labels.

Eggs are very versatile. Scrambled eggs can be combined with any number of spices, fried vegetables, milk, meats. Before I got into cooking this used to be a staple food of mine. You may also add eggs to soup, noodles, rice. If you are worried about expiry you can hardboil the otherwise uneaten eggs. These can be kept a long time and eaten alone, on bread, in salads.

Another good source of protein with long shelf life may be parmesan, but perhaps too expensive.

Hol Magyarországon élsz? Tanulok magyarul és megyek augusztusban Pécsen ;)

Comment by jastice on The True Rejection Challenge · 2011-06-27T10:41:04.386Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW


eggs: can be kept uncooled for a while, very long shelf life hard-boiled, easy to prepare in small portions.

milk: do you get UHT milk? It has an uncooled shelf life of months and tends to be cheaper than fresher variants.

meat: consider smoked or dried meats (bacon, salami).

pasta: reasonably easy to prepare in smaller portions

Out of interest, where do you live that cigarettes are so much cheaper than food? One pack of cigerattes here (Germany) will buy me 2 days worth of (cheap) food.

Comment by jastice on Optimal Employment · 2011-06-08T03:05:42.753Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

What Barry said, however, I have heard that you may not be able to work as a foreign student. But then, I have a colleague from Canada. I'll ask him for specifics. Austria may also be a good choice, as there are no admission fees, but I don't know any details.

Comment by jastice on Build Small Skills in the Right Order · 2011-04-19T09:00:51.839Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Do you know of any techniques to measure your own manipulability somewhat objectively?

Comment by jastice on Optimal Employment · 2011-02-03T13:15:44.195Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I find your basic proposal sympathetic, since I have more or less been following the idea of optimal employment myself, but with different preferences. In that light, I find your advice highly specific, which is very useful for people with similar preferences, but less interesting for others like me.

To add my current personal choice to the mix: Here in Germany the cost of being enrolled at university is relatively low: from 50-500€ / semester, depending on federal state and university. On the other hand, you get the benefit of being able to work as "Werkstudent", where you pay only a flat amount of social security, which is usually the largest deduction from income. I work as a programmer on that basis, and have very flexible working hours, and lots of free time to pursue academic interests, and enough money to pay my bills. If I want or need extra money, I can choose to work more. I think this is a good choice if you like to live in an urban environment, especially since most German cities have a good public transport system and biking everywhere is reasonable.

Comment by jastice on Morality and relativistic vertigo · 2010-10-12T20:36:46.918Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I may act in accordance with different values without resulting in undirected floppyness.

For instance, I could value both animal life and wearing traditional Bavarian lederhosn, and act on these values by producing, buying and wearing lederhosn while donating money to a save-the-cows fund. But I guess I could just donate an amount relative to how much I value the cows over/under lederhosn. Hm. Okay.

Comment by jastice on Morality and relativistic vertigo · 2010-10-12T18:10:35.030Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Is not being hypocritical a moral value in itself, or is it above morality? Either way, why?

If my values contradict, but I don't care about hypocrisy, should it matter to me?

Comment by jastice on The Dark Arts - Preamble · 2010-10-12T08:39:36.794Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Out of interest, how many of the people who listened to your pitch subsequently gave donations?

Comment by jastice on Where are we? · 2010-09-21T20:23:06.150Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Munich, Germany

Comment by jastice on Defeating Ugh Fields In Practice · 2010-06-23T04:32:25.134Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

A method to apply the "lottery technique" to overcome an Ugh field might be to report any relevant subgoal to a partner, who decides on a set of rewards and a mode of giving them, whereas each subgoal is a "lottery ticket". This has the advantages: this precise chances of winning are hidden, which may lead to motivation to figure out "the system", there can be hidden prizes and social accountability

You may do likewise for the partner. If this proves successful, it could be facilitated by a website where people track each others goals.

Comment by jastice on Abnormal Cryonics · 2010-05-30T20:09:53.415Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

That definition may be problematic in respect to life-and-death decisions such as cryonics: Once I am dead, I am not around to regret any decision. So any choice that leads to my death could not be considered bad.

For instance, I will never regret not having signed up for cryonics. I may however regret doing it if I get awakened in the future and my quality of life is too low. On the other hand, I am thinking about it out of sheer curiosity for the future. Thus, signing up would simply help me increasing my current utility by having a hope of more future utility. I am just noticing, this makes the decision accessible to your definition of preference again, by posing the question to myself: "If I signed up for cryonics today, would I regret the [cost of the] decision tomorrow?"

Comment by jastice on Abnormal Cryonics · 2010-05-30T11:52:25.539Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

If the actual preference is neither acted upon, nor believed in, how is it a preference?

Comment by jastice on Attention Lurkers: Please say hi · 2010-05-03T12:43:35.061Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Well, hello. I like this place and it gives me things to think about, but I don't have the energy to post more than a wee comment or question occasionally.


Comment by jastice on Let There Be Light · 2010-03-19T08:05:06.259Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

although I think the act of taking thr tests repeatedly would tend to increase introspection, in the manner of observation effecting the outcome

It may also just increase the "ability" of taking the test such that it produces outcomes that match better with your (desired) self-perspective. I've noticed a slight drift from INTP to INFP (which I identify with a bit more) in repeated self-administrations of the test. Possibly that's just due to how I feel on a particular day, but partly I may be choosing answers which favor F over T without outright lying in cases where I am not very sure.

Comment by jastice on Let There Be Light · 2010-03-19T07:47:44.575Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I am interested. Could you give some examples of those blogs, and possibly describe in what way their approach is completely different?