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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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The time you have

Core knowledge: List of common human goals Part 1: Exploration-Exploitation Part 1a: The application of the secretary problem to real life dating Part 1b: adding and removing complexity from models Part 2: Bargaining Trade-offs to your brain. Part 2a.1: A strategy against … Continue reading

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A purpose finding exercise

Part 1: Exploration-Exploitation Part 2: Bargaining Trade-offs to your brain. Part 2a: Empirical time management Part 3: The time that you have Part 3a: A purpose finding exercise Part 4: What does that look like in practice? Part 4a: Lost purposes – Doing … Continue reading

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Lost purposes – Doing what’s easy or what’s important

Part 1: Exploration-Exploitation Part 2: Bargaining Trade-offs to your brain. Part 2a: Empirical time management Part 3: The time that you have Part 3a: A purpose finding exercise Part 4: What does that look like in practice? Part 4a: Lost purposes – Doing … Continue reading

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Bargaining trade-offs in your brain

Core knowledge: List of common human goals Part 1: Exploration-Exploitation Part 1a: The application of the secretary problem to real life dating Part 1b: adding and removing complexity from models Part 2: Bargaining Trade-offs to your brain. Part 2a.1: A strategy against … Continue reading

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Turning the dial to eleven

I have a local lesswronger, he likes to use the phrase, “turning the dial to eleven”. I think XKCD emphasises it well: There’s something sweetly satisfying about turning the dial TO THE MAX just to see what it does. The really beautiful thing … Continue reading

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