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Comment by l29ah on If you could push a button to eliminate one cognitive bias, which would you choose? · 2015-04-12T18:03:45.650Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

The one that makes people think cognitive biases are distinct entities.

Comment by l29ah on What level of compassion do you consider normal, expected, mandatory etc. ? · 2015-04-12T17:53:04.260Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm unable to measure compassion so i don't.

Comment by L29Ah on [deleted post] 2015-04-06T04:52:22.541Z

How many european kings can you name, off the top of your head?

Comment by L29Ah on [deleted post] 2015-02-02T05:17:37.774Z

I think there no good reason to think that every ejaculation has the same effect.

Why do you think so?

Comment by L29Ah on [deleted post] 2015-02-01T07:02:26.544Z

2) This only applies to half the population but that wasn't even addressed in the post.

I've addressed it in the topic. Also it applies to 90% of the lesswrong readers, according to the polls.

4) Unlike breaking some taboos, there was no attempt made to present an argument that this might be a taboo worth breaking.

I don't see any arguments that this taboo might be one that worth including in one's set.

5) The language used signals immaturity; "good fap" is not mature language. One can do a much better job breaking a taboo or getting people to tolerate it if one doesn't come across as immature.

Can i haz ppl addressing the essence of my messagez?

Comment by L29Ah on [deleted post] 2015-01-31T11:39:09.471Z

LessWrong community fails at tabooed topics it seems.

Comment by l29ah on Interesting (or semi-interesting) part time jobs? · 2014-12-29T23:51:45.028Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Prostitute?

I'd put some more information on my knowledge and more specific skills.

Comment by l29ah on 2015 New Years Resolution Thread · 2014-12-26T17:40:37.436Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I often try to persuade myself i'll change some part of my behaviour at some peculiar point of time instead of researching why i still haven't done this. By "overcoming myself" i mean modifying the behaviour one part of me doesn't like in favour of some other behaviour some other part of me doesn't like.

Comment by l29ah on 2015 New Years Resolution Thread · 2014-12-25T15:20:24.077Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I'm going to stop making new years resolutions and stop behaving like i need to "overcome" myself in favour of some poorly explored goals and social stimuli.

Comment by l29ah on How many people am I? · 2014-12-18T05:40:44.554Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Suppose you don't have any time to figure out which people would be better. And suppose no one else will know that you were able to pull a switch.

Then my current algorythms will do the habitual stuff I'm used to do in similar situations or randomly explore the possible outcomes (as in "play"), like in every other severely constrained situation.

Honestly, it seems like your notion of ethics is borderline psychopathic.

What does this mean?

Comment by l29ah on How many people am I? · 2014-12-18T03:59:44.707Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Please explain how say a trolley problem fits into your framework.

The correct choice is to check out who do you want to be killed and saved more, and what are, for instance, the social consequences of your actions. I don't understand your question, it seems.

Comment by l29ah on How many people am I? · 2014-12-17T20:38:31.172Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

How does this contradicts my notion of ethics? You will surely use what you know about the ethical properties of manslaughter to reach the goal and save yourself from the troubles, like manipulating the public opinion in your favor via, for instance, imitation the target people attacking you. Or even consider if the goal is worthy at all.

Comment by l29ah on How many people am I? · 2014-12-17T19:44:46.100Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

This seems like a very non-standard notion of what constitutes ethics. Can you expand on this captures the usual intuitions about what the concerns of ethics are?

The concerns of ethics for a given agent is to facilitate one to interact with others effectively, no?

Comment by l29ah on How many people am I? · 2014-12-17T14:18:48.507Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

That's not obvious. What if one entity is parseable in such a way and another one isn't?

Every human produces lots of different kinds of behaviour, so it can be modeled as a pack of specialized agents.

Why?

Because ethics is essentially simplified applied modeling of other beings.

Comment by l29ah on How many people am I? · 2014-12-17T08:35:56.764Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

It does not as the other person is parseable as multiple ones as well.

Uploading is not a thing atm, and once it is viable, the corresponding ethics will be constructed from special cases of the entity's behaviour, like it was done before.

I still don't get how the anthropic principle cares about the labels we assign to stuff.

Comment by l29ah on How many people am I? · 2014-12-16T13:10:16.105Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

How many people am I?

Does it make any difference?

Comment by l29ah on How many people am I? · 2014-12-16T07:50:05.455Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

It does not as you don't obtain any world properties that 'your' existence should reflect with such a definition.

Comment by l29ah on How can one change what they consider "fun"? · 2014-11-21T07:42:36.499Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Video games are nicely described by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reinforcement#Schedules. I'd try make the disgusting part of the gaming, like the resources spent per utility achieved and the methods they are capturing my attention, the most sailent when i go over my decision three to do something.

Regarding "learning to want", it is a matter of constructing and applying a model of your motivation (like i did ↑, but subjectively tailored).

// hey wtf lw.c doesn't respect rfc1738

Comment by l29ah on ... · 2014-11-21T07:18:59.663Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow

Comment by l29ah on How to build the skill and the habit of experimentation? · 2014-11-17T04:34:56.165Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

How would you build any other skill or habit? I don't really understand how the answer to your specific question would be different.

Comment by l29ah on ... · 2014-11-12T01:20:18.975Z · score: -12 (12 votes) · LW · GW

Too fat ☹

Comment by l29ah on November 2014 Media Thread · 2014-11-05T14:19:09.472Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

https://github.com/Soares/Randometer.hs

Comment by l29ah on Open thread, Nov. 3 - Nov. 9, 2014 · 2014-11-04T21:39:10.459Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Polartec as a base/insulating layers all over the body, anything {wind,water}proof or +1 layer on top of them if i'm planning to go slow (like, 15l/m²/day) steam-permeable waterproof membrane if the rain or powerful wind is probably an issue. Does the job better than wool as it doesn't get wet. Balaklava on my head. // Russia/St. Petersburg here.

Comment by l29ah on 2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2014-11-02T17:43:33.433Z · score: 28 (28 votes) · LW · GW

taken ^_^

Comment by l29ah on 2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2014-10-26T22:23:30.664Z · score: 34 (38 votes) · LW · GW

such utility

much karma

Comment by l29ah on I may have just had a dangerous thought. · 2014-09-23T08:42:39.605Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

PM me; I'm curious of what kind of information all this could be about.

Comment by l29ah on Open thread, September 22-28, 2014 · 2014-09-23T07:51:55.431Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Can anyone suggest me a sane introductory book on the game theory?

Comment by l29ah on Simulate and Defer To More Rational Selves · 2014-09-20T10:52:08.772Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

See also: dissociation.

Comment by l29ah on The Octopus, the Dolphin and Us: a Great Filter tale · 2014-09-04T15:04:21.934Z · score: -13 (15 votes) · LW · GW

Shit, can't downvote this waste of time w/o karma.

Comment by l29ah on Deregulating Distraction, Moving Towards the Goal, and Level Hopping · 2014-08-23T09:28:16.714Z · score: -4 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Comment by l29ah on Deregulating Distraction, Moving Towards the Goal, and Level Hopping · 2014-06-18T11:07:10.400Z · score: -6 (8 votes) · LW · GW

To break the cycle, I decided to stop fighting myself.

So did you cease masturbating?

Comment by l29ah on Ketogenic Soylent · 2014-01-18T18:57:48.827Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Why creatine?