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Comment by marenz on Three ways CFAR has changed my view of rationality · 2013-09-24T09:47:58.568Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I am currently reading the sequence "How to actually change your mind" and while I understand most of the concepts and things discussed, I often miss clear and easy to remember instructions and tasks to actually become better at what was just explained and discussed. It won't sink in and integrate in the daily life that easy this way. (Though it is helping if you re-read HPMOR and recognize many of the experiments and concepts when HP explains things).

And if I understood the article correctly, it kind of says exactly that when it speaks of instrumental rationality vs epistemic rationality.

This made me curious about CFAR.

Thanks for the article :)

Comment by marenz on Seed Study: Polyphasic Sleep in Ten Steps · 2013-09-24T09:28:29.724Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I am not sure I want a device that has no longer any support :/

But the Zzzs thing sounds really cool, I just reserved one for 15$. Thanks for the links!

Comment by marenz on Seed Study: Polyphasic Sleep in Ten Steps · 2013-09-23T14:17:39.192Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Do you happen to know an alternative to the Zeo? I googled a bit after I read your comment and the company is out of business since 2012. But there seems to be no alternative device that measures the brain-waves to detect the different phases of sleep.

Comment by marenz on Torture vs. Dust Specks · 2010-09-20T22:01:22.892Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I would say that it is pretty easy to think in terms of 3^^^3. Just assume that everything that could happen due to a dust speck in your eye, will happen.