Comment by nicholaskross on A vote against spaced repetition · 2019-05-23T04:07:38.448Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW
Spaced repetition is still good for knowledge you need to retrieve immediately, when a 2-second delay would make it useless.

Not sure about other people/situations, BUT I personally have found, in classroom settings relating to math and CS theory, that a 2-second delay can impede understanding. Especially when a definition relies on a combination of well-chunked previous concepts, which is especially the case when dealing with math.

Comment by nicholaskross on New edition of "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" · 2018-12-21T04:31:08.242Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Indeed. Reminds me of how science communication these days has kind of expanded, partly because the tools of (good) design are more accessible. A quick look at the (good) science channels on YouTube shows kinda the opposite. Of course, this can lead to other problems (if science + bad-design = crackpot, people can perceive BS + good-design as = true). Rhyme-as-reason effect, style-as-substance, etc.

Comment by nicholaskross on New edition of "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" · 2018-12-19T03:58:50.216Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Definitely think it's a good idea to go for the two optimized versions. Kinda like many (most?) of the classic novels from history: cheap mass edition + luxurious "pro" version. (Not that the content would actually differ between them, unless there's some good reason for that I'm not thinking of; "Hey, the leatherbound version has more original post text and tangents!").

Comment by nicholaskross on New edition of "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" · 2018-12-19T03:55:45.163Z · score: 8 (5 votes) · LW · GW

There is something weirdly powerful about these being in well-printed form, more approachable in form and content. This is something easier to recommend to friends without having to go "By the way this post references a thing that is no longer relevant / is poorly researched" like the Robber's Cave mentioned.

Comment by nicholaskross on Is Science Slowing Down? · 2018-12-12T21:36:39.994Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'd be interested in more resources regarding the "low-hanging fruit" theory as related to the structure of ideaspace and how/whether nk space applies to that. Any good resources-for-beginners on Kauffman's work?