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Black box knowledge

This post is a duplicate of the original. Original post: Black box knowledge When we want to censor an image we put a black box over it.  Over the area we want to censor.  In a similar sense we can … Continue reading

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Noble excuses

I was talking to a lady in her 60s who was losing weight, and exercising.  She said to me; “All my life, my husband was an iron man.  I felt terribly embarrassed, like everyone in the room was looking at … Continue reading

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Procrastination checklist

This post duplicates my original. Original post: Procrastination checklist This list is a revision of this checklist: http://lesswrong.com/lw/hgd/10step_antiprocrastination_checklist/ 1. What is the task? Make sure you’re going to focus on one thing at a time.  Write it down (helps some people).  (If … Continue reading

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On excuses and validity

We learn’t yesterday about what is a problem? I want to talk about one specific aspect of the barrier.  The part of the barrier that is inside your head.  The one that makes excuses. The barrier inside my own head. … Continue reading

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Instrumental behaviour: Inbox zero – A guide – v2

This post is modified from the original. Original post: Instrumental behaviour: Inbox zero – A guide This will be brief. Inbox zero is a valuable thing to maintain.  Roughly promoted around the web as having an empty inbox. An email inbox … Continue reading

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What is a problem?

I originally posed this idea in my list of short stubs.  Under that heading I briefly outlined: What is a problem – On the path of problem solving, understanding what a problem is will help you to understand how to attack … Continue reading

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2015: a year in science

This post is duplicated in full.  (and from December 2015) Original post: This year’s biggest scientific achievements For our solstice event I tried to put together a list of this year’s biggest scientific achievements.  They can likely all be looked up … Continue reading

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New year’s resolutions: Things worth considering for next year

Original post: New year’s resolutions: Things worth considering for next year This post is duplicated in full from the original. The beginning of the new year is a natural Schelling Point and swiftly approaching. With that in mind I have created … Continue reading

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A strategy against the call of the void.

I wrote before about The call of the void.  That uncomfortable feeling where a voice in your head seems to ask you: What would happen if I jumped off the balcony here… Previously I quoted the one paper that exists on … Continue reading

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Worked example of a mnemonic Memory technique

In 2015 I wrote a list of techniques to help you remember names. Today I was working through trying to remember a specific theory and I noticed a pattern I have been using for a few days now.  When trying … Continue reading

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