Category Archives: lesswrong

Announcing: The great bridge between communities

In the deep dark lurks of the internet, several proactive lesswrong and diaspora leaders have been meeting each day.  If we could have cloaks and silly hats; we would. We have been discussing the great diversification, and noticed some major … Continue reading

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Bargaining trade-offs in your brain

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 4: What does that look like in practice? So you are now at the point where you are thinking … Continue reading

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Exploration-Exploitation problems

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 4: What does that look like in practice? I have been working on the assumption that exploration-exploitation knowledge was … Continue reading

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Should you share your goals?

It’s complicated. And depends on the environment in which you share your goals. Scenario 1: you post on facebook “This month I want to lose 1kg, I am worried I can’t do it – you guys should show me support”. Your … Continue reading

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2016: a year in review in science

As another year comes around, and our solstice plans come to a head I want to review this year’s great progress in science to follow on from last year’s great review. The general criteria is: World changing science, not politics. … Continue reading

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many draft concepts

I create ideas at about the rate of 2 a day, without trying to.  I write at about a rate of 1.5 a day.  Which leaves me always behind.  Even if I write about the best ideas I can think … Continue reading

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The ladder of abstraction and giving examples

When we talk about a concept or a point it’s important to understand the ladder of abstraction.  Covered before on lesswrong and in other places as advice for communicators on how to bridge a gap of knowledge. Knowing, understanding and feeling … Continue reading

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Lesswrong real time chat

This is a short post to say that I have started and am managing a Slack channel for lesswrong. Slack has only an email-invite option which means that I need an email address for anyone who wants to join.  Send … Continue reading

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