In the honor of our swanky new poll tech, help me determine which post I should write next. (By next, I mean "in parallel with a chapter-by-chapter review of Causality and my rationalist MLP fanfic," so no guarantees which gets done first.)

The main candidates are:

Rereading An Intuitive Explanation of Bayes' Theorem, I was struck by how uninformative the introduction was. Why do you want to learn Bayes? Because it's cool! It seems like a post explaining what mindset / worldview would find Bayes useful might be a useful complement to that.

A relative of mine is a huge Operations Research fanboy, but I don't get it - I just see graph theory and calculus, and some clever but brittle planning algorithms. If you can explain what the big deal is, please do.

In the honor of our swanky new poll tech, help me determine which post I should write next. (By next, I mean "in parallel with a chapter-by-chapter review of Causality and my rationalist MLP fanfic," so no guarantees which gets done first.)

The main candidates are:

Rereading An Intuitive Explanation of Bayes' Theorem, I was struck by how uninformative the introduction was. Why do you want to learn Bayes? Because it's cool! It seems like a post explaining what mindset / worldview would find Bayes useful might be a useful complement to that.

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A relative of mine is a huge Operations Research fanboy, but I don't get it - I just see graph theory and calculus, and some clever but brittle planning algorithms. If you can explain what the big deal is, please do.