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Comment by kvd on European Community Weekend in Berlin · 2014-01-25T17:17:27.843Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Unfortunately this is the only weekend in the near future, that I already have a prior engagement I can't get out of!

I think it's a great idea and I would've been very interested in going.

Comment by kvd on 2013 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2013-12-15T02:27:34.080Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · LW · GW

Participated!

Comment by kvd on Open Thread, October 7 - October 12, 2013 · 2013-10-09T02:47:15.833Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks! That's exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for!

Comment by kvd on Open Thread, October 7 - October 12, 2013 · 2013-10-09T02:45:26.701Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

In the Netherlands you can get them as 0.1mg tablets in drug stores, which makes for easy dosing.

Interestingely enough, the package used to recommend a dose of 1 tablet, but has recently been updated and now recommends taking 10 tablets at a time!

Comment by kvd on Open Thread, October 7 - October 12, 2013 · 2013-10-08T01:55:08.387Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm currently in the US for a research internship (I'm from the Netherlands) and I'd like to travel a bit on the weekends while I'm here. At the moment I'm thinking of visiting Montreal (I've heard it's nice this time of year?) and New York in the near future. Does anyone have any travel recommendations? I could especially use recommendations for (cheap) places to stay overnight.

Note: I do not have a drivers license so will be depending on public transport.

Comment by kvd on Instrumental rationality/self help resources · 2013-07-20T12:50:56.438Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for explaining. I suspect I might be put off by it, based on the way you described it earlier and here, but if I might benefit from it I'd like to give it a chance. I would like to be more assertive, independent and confident, just not with the goal of attracting women. Based on this and the other responses I think I'll give it a shot.

I won't be able to get a hold of it now, but I'll check it out once I can.

Comment by kvd on Instrumental rationality/self help resources · 2013-07-19T11:04:56.394Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

I'm surprised by your reaction. You list only general benefits in social interaction and none yet in actual attraction, so I mostly asked my question, because you aimed the recommendation so specifically at straight men.

Do you think the improvements in social interaction you noticed are not big enough on their own to justify a recommendation, or do you think that anyone that is not a straight male would not get those same benefits out of it?

Comment by kvd on Instrumental rationality/self help resources · 2013-07-18T13:29:17.529Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · LW · GW

Would you recommend it to (straight) women, for the other than attracting women benefits?

Comment by kvd on Dealing with Administrative Stress · 2013-07-01T10:57:00.245Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I recently had to deal with a number of grant applications, which were definitely stressful. I was sure that I would mess up in some way, and actually I did: I included a recommendation letter for one grant in the application for another. Oops!

Most of your tips are things I realised myself during the application process, but I probably would have been better off had I read these tips beforehand, so thank you for sharing them.

My personal strategy is to double-check everything (though I've seemed to have failed at doing that in this case).

Comment by kvd on Welcome to Less Wrong! (5th thread, March 2013) · 2013-06-18T22:10:57.104Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Hi everyone,

I have been lurking LessWrong on and off for quite a while. I originally found this place through HPMoR; I thought the 'LessWrong' authorname was clever and it was nice to find out there was a whole community based around aiming to be less wrong! My tendency to overthink whatever I write has gotten in the way of actually taking part in the community so far though. Maybe now that I have gotten the introduction out of the way I'll be more likely to post.

A bit more about myself: I'm a student from the Netherlands, doing a masters in Artificial Intelligence. I'm currently planning a research internship in Albany, NY, that will start sometime this summer. I'd love to get in touch with people from there by the way, so if anyone is interested let me know!

Comment by kvd on A Viable Alternative to Typing · 2013-06-07T09:39:29.631Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The Emotiv epoc headset is pretty decent. I've worked with it at my university with a couple of BCI set ups, though I've not worked with their software, so I wouldn't know how good that is.