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What would happen if all the water on Earth were accumulated into spheres & drop on the surface? 2019-11-05T04:55:38.035Z · score: 2 (7 votes)
Where should I ask this particular kind of question? 2019-11-03T11:27:24.478Z · score: 3 (2 votes)
2 small problems with the site... 2019-10-22T04:31:23.468Z · score: 2 (2 votes)
Where to absolutely start? 2019-10-21T02:45:47.562Z · score: 16 (5 votes)

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Comment by long-try on Where should I ask this particular kind of question? · 2019-11-13T04:18:11.072Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Oh, that very last sentence is something I didn't think about. I also discovered worldbuilding very recently, looks promising too. Thanks!

Comment by long-try on Where should I ask this particular kind of question? · 2019-11-12T04:38:45.504Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

"Pattern"? Hm, may I ask the origin of your nickname and whether it has anything to do with tSA? :)

I tried that spamming method some times in the past. It was better than asking in just 1 place, but the margin was small. Anyway, I've found that asking the question here on LW is not fruitful.

Comment by long-try on Where should I ask this particular kind of question? · 2019-11-05T03:36:28.635Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Just tried. No responds so far. I think the APOD forum is even less visited than LW, so the reach is really short.

Comment by long-try on Where should I ask this particular kind of question? · 2019-11-04T03:37:27.876Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Your guess is spot-on. My question needs some details and can hardly be summarized into a neat google query.

OK, so it's hard to describe what X be like; but this picture is the inspiration of my pondering: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160911.html

The simplest form of my inquiry would be along the line of "What happens next?". In that case, what do you think X is?

Comment by long-try on Where should I ask this particular kind of question? · 2019-11-04T03:31:48.165Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Yes, your 1st point makes sense. I take it that since it's somewhat difficult to accurately predict whether the question will hook those people, an umbrella approach where I post in many media is the most rational 1?

My scenario is really hypothetical. I forgot to mention xkcd What if? as an option in my list in the OP, but yeah, it will fit very nicely and frankly I think my question belongs there. But unfortunately, it seems that xkcd has stopped answering What if queries, because his latest entry is 2017 or so.

Comment by long-try on Chapter 10: Self Awareness, Part II · 2019-10-28T14:45:30.246Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

OMG this is great. Reading about Harry being outgunned by Hat-Harry is an intense experience. Indeed, facing our self is the greatest challenge - one that I doubt anybody but a very few eminent rationalists can do.

Comment by long-try on Chapter 8: Positive Bias · 2019-10-28T04:15:44.375Z · score: 5 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Wow, I failed the 2-4-6 test.

But then, do you think the way it is presented - that is, the paragraphs of flowing conversations, of Hermione's guesses and Harry's answers - did its part in molding our thinking toward her reasoning? In other words, we (OK, I) were biased by the very literature we were reading and thus couldn't think straight?

Comment by long-try on Chapter 4: The Efficient Market Hypothesis · 2019-10-26T04:12:45.266Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

What a great read! Based on the post score and the amount of comments, I guess I'm pretty alone in appreciating the literary value of the piece.

Comment by long-try on 2 small problems with the site... · 2019-10-25T04:26:25.766Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Or https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/48WeP7oTec3kBEada/two-more-things-to-unlearn-from-school?commentId=Keof7iH7obZsRuM2B

Comment by long-try on 2 small problems with the site... · 2019-10-24T13:52:26.374Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Here you are: https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/dLbkrPu5STNCBLRjr/applause-lights?commentId=wqTug9AggXcKxfgXt

Comment by long-try on Where to absolutely start? · 2019-10-23T09:44:37.827Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm currently in Fake beliefs and, as you correctly said, more than half the times I don't really get them. I think part of this is because EY wrote using such big words and complicated grammar that confuse non-native speakers.

However, I'm not a fan of jumping ships and will try to wade through R:A-Z before committing to another sequence. You convinced me! :) That said, HPMOR seems to be very appealing to beginners since it combine something new & strange (rationality) with something most of us are familiar with already (wizardry, lol).

Comment by long-try on The Cognitive Science of Rationality · 2019-10-19T22:39:26.242Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Excuse my ignorance, what is OB?