Comment by josephy on What are the most common and important trade-offs that decision makers face? · 2014-11-04T00:08:38.385Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Constant, predictable gains vs. Black Swans

Comment by josephy on 2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2014-10-28T01:33:22.450Z · score: 37 (37 votes) · LW · GW

Did the survey! ...And now to upvote everything.

Jokes Thread

2014-07-24T00:31:36.379Z · score: 25 (32 votes)

The Benefits of Closed-Mindedness

2014-06-03T18:09:21.573Z · score: 4 (10 votes)
Comment by josephy on Rationality Quotes May 2014 · 2014-05-29T21:42:25.072Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

It reminds me of Justice Potter Stewart: "I know it when I see it!"

Comment by josephy on The Strangest Thing An AI Could Tell You · 2014-05-27T22:59:15.640Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I knew we shouldn't have spent all that funding on awakening the Elder God Cthulhu!

Comment by josephy on The Strangest Thing An AI Could Tell You · 2014-05-27T22:55:31.562Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Oh god. That... makes a scary amount of sense. If an AI told me that I would probably believe it. I'd also start training myself to be more of a "night-time person".

Comment by josephy on Welcome to Less Wrong! (6th thread, July 2013) · 2014-05-27T22:27:23.808Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Hi, my name is Joe. I live in North Jersey. I was born into a very religious Orthodox Jewish family. I only recently realized I how badly I was doublethinking.

I started with HPMOR (as, it seems, do most people) and found my way into the Sequences. I read them all on OB, and was amazed at how eloquently someone else could voice what seems to be my thoughts. It laid out bare the things I had been struggling with.

Then I found LW and was mostly just lurking for a while. I only made an account when I saw this post and realized how badly I wanted to upvote some of the comments :).

I think this site and the Sequences on it have changed my life, and I'm glad to finally be part of it.