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Comment by randomwalker on [prize] Spaced Repetition literature review · 2011-06-26T19:44:46.010Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Ah, I see, thanks.

Comment by randomwalker on [prize] Spaced Repetition literature review · 2011-06-18T23:49:30.217Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for the information! That does look pretty damning for dual n-back. As for creatine, I'm not vegetarian but my meat consumption is lower than average, especially when I'm not weight training. At any rate, I stopped taking it after a couple of months because I decided the unknown long-term health risk from increased renal stress wasn't worth it.

Comment by randomwalker on [prize] Spaced Repetition literature review · 2011-06-18T22:35:06.007Z · score: 2 (4 votes) · LW · GW

It's funny you linked to my post on prizes, which brought me here, because I'm actually very interested in spaced repetition. In fact just a couple of weeks ago I mentioned it's potentially worth millions of dollars to me: http://arvindn.livejournal.com/132233.html

You guys need to get more rational about the value and importance of what you're doing in this community. You're arguing over trivial amounts of money here. I'd say that any post that's good enough to get voted up to the main page is worth tens of thousands of dollars to mankind. Easily.

I'm putting my money where my mouth is chipping in $100 for the new prize. [Edit. Hmm, I got a paypal receipt but the total on chipin hasn't changed. Maybe just need to wait for a bit.]

Finally, I'm only a sporadic reader, but allow me to express my deep gratitude and admiration for the community.

Comment by randomwalker on Righting a Wrong Question · 2008-03-09T20:52:13.000Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

The problem with this blog is that you occasionally say amazingly insightful things but the majority of your posts, like this one, say something blindingly obvious in a painfully verbose way. But then it could be that some of the things that are amazingly insightful to me are blindingly obvious to someone else, and vice versa. Oh well.

Comment by randomwalker on Circular Altruism · 2008-01-23T02:36:18.000Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW · GW

I think "Shut up and Multiply" would be a good tagline for this blog, and a nice slogan for us anti-bias types in general!

Comment by randomwalker on 0 And 1 Are Not Probabilities · 2008-01-10T13:26:02.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I think you can still have probabilities sum to 1: probability 1 would be the theoretical limit of probability reaching infinite certitude. Just like you can integrate over the entire real line, i.e -∞ to ∞ even though those numbers don't actually exist.

Comment by randomwalker on The Simple Math of Everything · 2007-11-18T04:11:50.000Z · score: 8 (8 votes) · LW · GW

Hi, I'm a lurker on this site. I think this is a brilliant idea. I've just set up a wiki at http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/The_Simple_Math_of_Everything

Please go forth and edit!

Note: I am not the administrator; I have no special privileges. More info on that page.