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Comment by matt2000 on Social class amongst the intellectually gifted · 2015-06-03T15:08:12.594Z · score: -3 (7 votes) · LW · GW

For every person convinced to stop killing by religion, there are 2 who justified their killing with religion.

Comment by matt2000 on Pomodoro for Programmers · 2014-12-24T22:14:58.229Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I like to have a 25 minute reminder to stop and think about what I'm doing, but assuming I am, I often blaze through the "break" and only rest after a couple consecutive pomodoros. The 25 minute mark is more a safety net. I.e., if I've gotten distracted or gone down an unproductive path, at least I've only wasted no more than 25 minutes.

Comment by matt2000 on Welcome to Less Wrong! (7th thread, December 2014) · 2014-12-24T04:59:45.548Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I can relate to having musicians in my list of intellectual inspirations. Greg Graffin of Bad Religion was certainly an influence in mmy developing aspirations to rationality.

Comment by matt2000 on Welcome to Less Wrong! (7th thread, December 2014) · 2014-12-24T04:55:45.004Z · score: 9 (9 votes) · LW · GW

I'm Matt, 32, Living in Los Angeles. I first read Less Wrong sometime in 2012, and attended the CFAR Workshop in February 2014, and finally now am getting around to signing up an account, because while i am not as wrong as I used to be, I'm still mostly wrong much of the time, but I'm working on fixing that. Sometimes I make overly complicated jokes that misuse mathmatical language, because I'm a programmer, not a mathematician. Sometimes I host rationalist rap battles, which in practice are a bit more like ratioanlist group hugs than the thing you saw in 8 mile. I'm an atheist who will gladly debate educated theists. I like board games and short walks on the beach. I'm @matt2000 on twitter.

Comment by matt2000 on Welcome to Less Wrong! (6th thread, July 2013) · 2014-12-24T04:50:40.441Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks! Since you seem to be in the know, maybe you know who can update the page that sent me here: http://lesswrong.com/about/

Comment by matt2000 on Welcome to Less Wrong! (6th thread, July 2013) · 2014-12-24T01:06:41.814Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm Matt, 32, Living in Los Angeles. I first read Less Wrong sometime in 2012, and attended the CFAR Workshop in February 2014, and finally now am getting around to signing up an account, because while i am not as wrong as I used to be, I'm still mostly wrong much of the time, but I'm working on fixing that.