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Comment by mollie on Lesswrong 2016 Survey · 2016-04-01T02:53:44.010Z · score: 25 (25 votes) · LW · GW

I took the survey.

Comment by mollie on Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality discussion thread, March 2015, chapter 114 + chapter 115 · 2015-03-03T19:37:21.849Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

The reason you didn't see the Philosopher's Stone in your first read is that it wasn't there. Eliezer accidentally dropped it in one of his edits, and put it back in after Reddit was all "Where's the Stone?!"

Comment by mollie on 4 Common Prediction Failures and How to Fix Them [LINK] · 2015-02-07T02:21:50.920Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Possible typos.

  1. "And the difference might not that amount to that much." Extra "that"

  2. "Think through each step of what you’ll be doing, and try to avoid relying on your brains associations with whole events." Should be "brain's associations"

  3. "So, how successful, do you predict, you’ll be able to influence your predictions?" I'm having trouble parsing this sentence.

Comment by mollie on Open Thread, Feb. 2 - Feb 8, 2015 · 2015-02-04T21:21:54.905Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

No, my eating disorder hasn't been an active problem for ~8 years. Thank you for your concern.

Comment by mollie on Open Thread, Feb. 2 - Feb 8, 2015 · 2015-02-03T16:57:16.571Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I agree that "unclear and often highly subjective" are downsides to categories of content that warrant trigger warnings, but this exchange (below) would pretty clearly warrant a trigger warning for eating disorders if it was on a site that used trigger warnings.

Are there effective methods of ceasing to enjoy some activity, or of refraining from enjoyable things?

For food items you can create distaste by mixing the food item with something that makes you throw up.

Comment by mollie on Open Thread, Feb. 2 - Feb 8, 2015 · 2015-02-03T01:03:51.922Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

This comment made me wonder if trigger warnings might have a place on Less Wrong. Probably not, because I suspect that the utility gains would not be worth the controversy of trying to change norms in that direction.

Comment by mollie on Open thread, Jan. 12 - Jan. 18, 2015 · 2015-01-17T20:37:49.276Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Is there a better search term than "self-modification," or a better place to look other than LW, for self-modification ideas/experiments, of the "when system 1 and system 2 are in conflict, listen to system 2" type? Any comments like "This particular thing worked for me and here's a link to it" are welcome.

Comment by mollie on Your Evolved Intuitions · 2014-12-29T19:09:11.153Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The link in "And no, evolutionary psychologists do not only offer 'postdictions'..." is broken.

Comment by mollie on Open thread, Dec. 22 - Dec. 28, 2014 · 2014-12-23T16:16:44.464Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm in the middle of a rationality crisis. I wish I had somebody to talk to, but I'm not close enough to any rationalists to ask for a personal chat when I keep thinking, "They have more important things to do!" and none of my close friends are rationalists.

Comment by mollie on Quantum Explanations · 2014-11-16T02:09:03.469Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The link to an "Intuitive Explanation of Bayesian Reasoning" is broken. The new URL is here: http://yudkowsky.net/rational/bayes

Comment by mollie on Meetup : Boston: Self Therapy · 2014-11-14T19:27:11.120Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

To clarify, this meet-up is not at MIT, even though it's the third Sunday?

Comment by mollie on 2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2014-10-30T14:14:32.003Z · score: 31 (31 votes) · LW · GW

I took the survey.

Comment by mollie on 2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey - Call For Critiques/Questions · 2014-10-17T03:16:40.612Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

1a) If you're planning on comparing IQ scores to SAT scores, you should include age at which the respondent took the SAT. I know of at least one international gifted program, run by Johns Hopkins University, which administers the SAT to 12-year-olds.

1b) Scores on the different sections of the SAT might be interesting. E.g. SAT Score out of 1600; SAT-Verbal score out of 800; SAT-Math score out of 800 and SAT Score out of 2400; SAT-Reading score out of 800; SAT-Writing score out of 800; SAT-Math score out of 800.

2) A mere typo: "Do you attend Less Wrong meetup?" should be "Do you attend Less Wrong meetups?"

3) Two more mere typos, in the Digit Ratio section. a) "Close cover of place a sheet of paper..." should say "Close cover or place a sheet of paper..."

3b) "Use a ruler of calipers" should say "Use a ruler or calipers". Unless "ruler of calipers" is a thing, in which case, ignore 3b.

4) Pedantic grammatical edit from the Digit Ratio section: "Once you have the measures for both your ring and index finger, then divide the length of your index finger by the length of your ring finger." You can remove "then" since your sentence starts with "Once."

Comment by mollie on Conservation of Expected Evidence · 2014-10-08T17:56:05.932Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

The hyperlink "An Intuitive Explanation of Bayesian Reasoning" is broken. The current location of that essay is here: http://yudkowsky.net/rational/bayes