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Comment by lojban on On the Fence? Major in CS · 2009-05-07T19:43:53.651Z · score: -2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Read your Reddit post. Wow, sad. I did computer engineering undergrad, and actually didn't get into CS grad school (pre-reqs I think). I ended up doing computer engineering masters. There's a lot of stigma with CS--I'm actually happy I never got stuck with the label.

Comment by lojban on Beware Trivial Inconveniences · 2009-05-07T19:22:20.925Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I don't think rebates are strictly added to bet on laziness. It's not always easy to change the price, so it offers some flexibility for later updates. Then there's quarterly earnings and other such stuff to muddy up the situation. Hi Eliezer. Hi everyone.

Comment by lojban on Wiki.lesswrong.com Is Live · 2009-05-06T19:21:17.956Z · score: -8 (8 votes) · LW · GW

This is funded by Oxford then, right? I don't see ads. Thanks to James Martin--perhaps you pushed forward the Singularity a bit.

Comment by lojban on Allais Hack -- Transform Your Decisions! · 2009-05-04T13:26:15.901Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The "winning nothing" is implied, and gets redundant here. Also, couldn't the math be aligned better to our current system (base ten)?

Comment by lojban on Open Thread: May 2009 · 2009-05-02T18:52:50.459Z · score: -9 (9 votes) · LW · GW

I get that you're being annoying, but I'm not sure what you're aiming at.

Comment by lojban on Open Thread: May 2009 · 2009-05-02T03:49:23.768Z · score: -10 (10 votes) · LW · GW

But that's pretty much what Christianity is, no? I've long suspected that "faith," as discussed there, was a bit of a ruse designed to insinuate a necessary connection between being eating other animals and supporting childish ideals.

Comment by lojban on Open Thread: May 2009 · 2009-05-01T19:26:46.693Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

What's 3^^^3? I take it more than 27.

Comment by lojban on Open Thread: May 2009 · 2009-05-01T16:37:58.149Z · score: 0 (12 votes) · LW · GW

It's May. Singularity!

Comment by lojban on Fix it and tell us what you did · 2009-04-25T19:29:33.827Z · score: -1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Wow, minus 13. Time to get a new handle.

Comment by lojban on Rationality Quotes - April 2009 · 2009-04-18T05:26:15.026Z · score: 4 (14 votes) · LW · GW

Information wants to be anonymous.

--Anonymous

Comment by lojban on Just for fun - let's play a game. · 2009-04-17T23:49:37.029Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Yes.

Comment by lojban on My Way · 2009-04-17T16:17:44.971Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I've used androcur to reduce (a new one reducer was released recently) and androgel to increase. Removal of the testicles brought the level to near zero (adrenals produce some I think).

Comment by lojban on My Way · 2009-04-17T04:32:17.083Z · score: 11 (15 votes) · LW · GW

The "S" word is banned until May, but may I bring up the "T" word? Transhumanism, and ultimately posthumanism, will not have the notion of gender--I am certain of that. I have been at varying levels of testosterone following castration, and I cannot say the difference leads to any insight. I prefer to be at low testosterone most of the time just like I prefer to be at low blood-alcohol level most of the time. OK, another short comment, but I can only hope I offered something insightful that most cannot.

Comment by lojban on Welcome to Less Wrong! · 2009-04-16T19:21:15.567Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I think you are referring to Eliezer Yudkowsky.

Comment by lojban on Of Gender and Rationality · 2009-04-16T05:01:14.139Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Look, I haven't had the chance to really put together the whole story. I try to at least by somewhat on-topic.

Comment by lojban on Of Gender and Rationality · 2009-04-16T03:55:52.420Z · score: -4 (16 votes) · LW · GW

Do we have any transexuals here? As a eunuch, I became more rational. I've tried testosterone replacement as well, with mixed results.

Comment by lojban on Off-Topic Discussion Thread: April 2009 · 2009-04-07T02:53:25.004Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

There is a small community of us (eunuch.org being one place I visited). I did my research, and got what I expected. I'll have more to say.

Comment by lojban on Off-Topic Discussion Thread: April 2009 · 2009-04-07T02:41:43.460Z · score: 1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Voted up. Tradition is annoying.

Comment by lojban on Off-Topic Discussion Thread: April 2009 · 2009-04-06T19:00:43.908Z · score: 2 (10 votes) · LW · GW

I have no testicles by choice.

Comment by lojban on Open Thread: April 2009 · 2009-04-04T22:17:31.869Z · score: 1 (7 votes) · LW · GW

I can expand more. I don't think I have to detail how many men became less rational because of testosterone. Besides the distractions of the preferred sex, there are more subtle "zen-like" qualities of the state. I'll have likely more to say about the forbidden topic in regards to this state as well.

Comment by lojban on Open Thread: April 2009 · 2009-04-04T04:01:26.531Z · score: -1 (9 votes) · LW · GW

To lower testosterone.

Comment by lojban on Open Thread: April 2009 · 2009-04-04T03:50:06.589Z · score: -5 (9 votes) · LW · GW

I am less wrong.

Comment by lojban on Open Thread: April 2009 · 2009-04-04T01:26:34.593Z · score: 1 (11 votes) · LW · GW

I have lowered testosterone via drugs then castration.

Comment by lojban on Purchase Fuzzies and Utilons Separately · 2009-04-02T15:28:37.636Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I don't care too much about karma, but maybe you do. I'll try to reach you (under an assumed name of course!).

Comment by lojban on Purchase Fuzzies and Utilons Separately · 2009-04-01T13:45:52.376Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Hmm, so "testosterone" and the "s" word are out?

Comment by lojban on Purchase Fuzzies and Utilons Separately · 2009-04-01T12:50:01.921Z · score: 1 (11 votes) · LW · GW

There are more basic desires as well. The warm fuzzy feeling may go towards attracting the opposite sex. I had my testosterone reduced, first through drugs, and then through castration. Did I overcome biases and become "less wrong"? Yes, I did. Any questions are welcome.

Comment by lojban on Issues, Bugs, and Requested Features · 2009-03-02T20:23:43.854Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks! I'll look up the process to perhaps raise the issues myself.

Comment by lojban on Issues, Bugs, and Requested Features · 2009-03-02T20:23:13.705Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Reddit has a slick iPhone application, which may be portable. It's based more on browsing websites, though. Something along the lines may be possible.

Comment by lojban on Unteachable Excellence · 2009-03-02T20:20:20.663Z · score: -8 (14 votes) · LW · GW

I don't want to learn from Larry Page. I want the Singularity University and associated endeavors to be pushed. We won't have particular domains to worry about (thus, the General in AGI). No picking and choosing from Buffett or Einstein. I suppose this and overcomingbias before aren't supposed to be too caught up in singularity thinking, though.

Comment by lojban on Issues, Bugs, and Requested Features · 2009-03-02T02:14:22.980Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Hi Eliezer, I had fun at the 2008 summit and the following OB afterdinner. The one issue I had that seems shared with Reddit is that there are no guidelines for password entry on sign-up. I put in a one-character password and it just said "invalid".