EDIT: At least, adjusting the cost for how much a USD gets you in South Africa.
I would guess there's a group of people who are just more likely to buy newer, less tested things. These people bought into Zune, but they also got a facebook before nobody else did. AKA, early adaptors.
If lack of social skills were the only part of autism this might be onto something. But autism tends to be a cluster of symptoms, [which aren't explainable by a lack of social interactions.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome#Characteristics) For example, autistic people tend to have ...(read more)
That's not necessarily the case. Low hanging fruit seems like a plausible alternative, as well as the success of meet-up groups or other real-life rationality things replacing online interactions.
I'm about to start being paid for a job, and I was looking at investment advice from LW. I found [this thread](http://lesswrong.com/lw/453/procedural_knowledge_gaps/3io3) from a while back and it seemed good, but it's also 4 years old. Can anyone confirm if the first bullet is still accurate? (ge...(read more)
I'm about to graduate college and go into the real world, and I'm trying to get a job right now. If I'm not able to get one in the next few months, I will need some source of income. What are good reliable ways that I can convert time to money before I get a full-time job?
EDIT: I'm a physics/ch...(read more)
The biggest thing I did was a showcase item with the MONIAC cycle mentioned earlier. Me and one other person were representing the mercury cycle in nature. We had different plastic bottles representing different parts of nature/forms of mercury, like the atmosphere, methylated and unmethylated mer...(read more)
>In general I don't think there are foundational ideas on LW that shouldn't be questioned. Any idea is up for investigation provided the case is well argued.
But there are certain ideas that will be downvoted and dismissed because people feel like they aren't useful to be talking about, like if God...(read more)
You can probably think about it as the lines of a gravity field also going through the wormhole, and I believe the gravitational force would be 0 around the wormhole.
The actual answer involves thinking about gravity and spacetime as a geometry, which I don't think you want to answer your question.
Yeah, when I was reading this article I kept thinking that social cues are generally not as ambiguous as this article is making it seem.
Off the top of my head, I can't remember a time when me and another person interpreted multiple social cues from a variety of people in completely the opposite ...(read more)