Comment by matvey_ezhov on Meditation Trains Metacognition · 2013-10-26T16:02:34.244Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

For those interested in the subject, I would recommend checking out Mindfulness in plain english. Even reading introduction and chapter 1 might provide strong motivation for taking the exercises seriously. It is written by highly regarded buddhist monk but stripped of almost all religious/mythical references.

Comment by matvey_ezhov on A map of Bay Area memespace · 2013-10-06T11:57:40.982Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I suspect this post tends to produce a burning urge to move to Bay Area, unless you're already there. Or am I the only one?

Comment by matvey_ezhov on Reinforcement Learning: A Non-Standard Introduction (Part 2) · 2013-02-06T14:23:12.147Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

It seems that sufficiently intelligent agent should be able to change sigma. Sufficiently advanced rover might be able to design and assemble new sensors in place, or advanced trading algorithm might look for a new relevant streams of data on the net, or strong AI might modify its sensory mechanisms in various ways. After all, human intelligences do it when they need new tools to make scientific discoveries.

Comment by matvey_ezhov on Game Theory As A Dark Art · 2012-08-01T19:26:44.864Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Even better, if party A want to play the game, they could announce to party B that they will vote for 26% of total (assuming 50%+ is what it takes to pass the vote) and to split in case the bill doesn't pass. This way they can be sure that party B wouldn't outvote them without passing the bill and ruining thhe game.

Comment by matvey_ezhov on Game Theory As A Dark Art · 2012-08-01T19:18:18.983Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

In "The Evil Plutocrat" all parties would probably cooperate to vote the bill down, since otherwise they will be sending a message that they could be played in that (and probably other) fashion, which will deminish their future profits, as other lobbyists would try to play them instead of bribing.

Comment by matvey_ezhov on domain for translation project? · 2012-02-06T12:04:40.957Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Maybe we can get

Comment by matvey_ezhov on Whole Brain Emulation: Looking At Progress On C. elgans · 2011-10-31T16:10:35.582Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Don't forget the vid:

Comment by matvey_ezhov on Free Online Stanford Courses: AI and Machine Learning · 2011-09-11T07:41:19.841Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Signed. There are plenty of options for collaborative learning today, I had a good expirience with (by MIT students) and collaborative learning wikis on

Comment by matvey_ezhov on Applause Lights · 2011-09-03T10:27:22.948Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

There might be one another case: in casual conversation, something that looks like an applause light, could be just expression of recent insights of a particular person on the subject. Like, he just yesterday deduced (based on some fragments of rational texts on the web) that we should balance risks and opportunities of this. Or, maybe the audience level on the subject is so low that even the applause-like statements do convey some information.

Comment by matvey_ezhov on Less Wrong in Other Languages · 2011-07-21T20:13:55.560Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

We in Russia are cherishing the similar idea. I think it would be great to add to LW engine a feature to switch the language on every article, if any translation is available, like one there is in Wikipedia.

Comment by matvey_ezhov on Meetup: Less Wrong Moscow 2 Jule 2011 · 2011-06-29T06:25:08.897Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Getting in would probably be settled with security by then, but in case of anything, call me +7 910 997 78 35.

Comment by matvey_ezhov on Scholarship: How to Do It Efficiently · 2011-05-15T05:35:38.630Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Q&A services are of a great use for figuring out the terminology. I saw many answered questions of this type on Quora.