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Comment by wandering_sophist on 2011 Less Wrong Census / Survey · 2011-11-15T06:29:54.857Z · score: 8 (8 votes) · LW · GW

Took the survey; I mostly lurk but have posted occasionally.

Comment by wandering_sophist on Statistical Prediction Rules Out-Perform Expert Human Judgments · 2011-05-14T19:53:16.982Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I don't think he is likely to hire programmers straight out of high school.

Giving IB/AP/Honors classes extra weight in high school is necessary to offset the additionally difficulty of these classes. Otherwise, high school students would have a direct disincentive to take advanced classes.