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Here's another one: Skyrim soundtrack (a bit over 3,5 hours of epic fantasy music, with the last ~40 minutes being purely atmospheric/ambient).

Choice of attention - to pay attention to this and ignore that - is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be.

W. H. Auden

Apart from Numerical Analysis and Parallel Computing which seem a bit out of place here (*), and swapping Bishop's Pattern Recognition for Murphy's [ML: A Probabilistic Perspective]( ) or perhaps Barber's freely available [Bayesian Reasoning and ML](ht...(read more)

Given these recent logic-related posts, I'm curious how others "visualize" this part of math, e.g. what do you "see" when you try to understand Goedel's incompleteness theorem?

(And don't tell me it's kittens all the way down.)

Things like derivatives or convex functions are really easy in this re...(read more)

Well, it has happened to me before - girls really can be pretty insistent. :) But this is not actually what concerns me - it's the distraction/wasted time induced by pretty-girl-contact event like apotheon explained below.

When someone proposes what *we* should do, where by *we* he implicitly refers to a large group of people he has no real influence over (as in the banning AGI & hardware development proposal), I'm wondering what is the value of this kind of speculation - other than amusing oneself with a picture of "...(read more)

What about *"when faced with a hard problem, close your eyes, clear your mind and focus your attention for a few minutes to the issue at hand"*?

It sounds so very simple, that I *routinely fail* to do it when, e.g. I try to solve some [project euler]( problem or another, an...(read more)

Another example: as I don't feel like getting in a relationship for the foreseeable future, I try to avoid circumstances with lots of pretty girls around, e.g. not going to certain parties, taking walks in those parts of the forest where I don't expect to meet any, and in general, trying to convince...(read more)

Due to all this talk about logic I've decided to take a little closer look at Goedel's theorems and related issues, and found this nice LW post that did a really good job dispelling confusion about completeness, incompleteness, SOL semantics etc.: [Completeness, incompleteness, and what it all means...(read more)

So *this* is where (one of the inspirations for) Eliezer's meta-ethics comes from! :)

A quick refresher from a [former comment](

> Cognitivism: Yes, moral propositions have truth-value, but not all people are talking a...(read more)