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What's the most annoying part of your life/job?

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Quick puzzle about utility functions under affine transformations

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You Are A Brain - Intro to LW/Rationality Concepts [Video & Slides]

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Wisdom for Smart Teens - my talk at SPARC 2014

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A proposed inefficiency in the Bitcoin markets

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Atkins Diet - How Should I Update?

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Quixey Challenge - Fix a bug in 1 minute, win $100. Refer a winner, win $50.

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Quixey is hiring a writer

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Quixey - startup applying LW-style rationality - hiring engineers

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Quixey Engineering Screening Questions

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Recent Comments

Thanks for the candid write up!

I'd make at least one Rick and Morty post a day if I could.

Given your thinking that Arbital prioritized engineering too much over acquiring users (aka validating demand), consider testing this claim of self-demand before investing effort toward it.

If you use online dating, I just launched a site called WittyThumbs to analyze and improve your conversations, in order to get better dates. Let me know what you think!

Seems like first you objected that TST's lesson is meaningless, and now you're objecting that it's meaningful but limited and wrong. Worth noting that this isn't a back and forth argument about the same objection.

The rest of LW's epistemology sequences and meta-morality sequences explain why the f...(read more)

By "reality-controlled", I don't just mean "external reality", I mean the part of external reality that your belief claims to be about.

Understanding truth in terms of "correspondance" brings me noticeably closer to coding up an intelligent reasoner from scratch than those other words.

The simple ...(read more)

Can you send me an email? I'm happy to proofread some stuff for you for free in order to better understand your needs. (I'm actually good at that.)

wiseguy@gmail.com

Yeah, pain is a huge problem for people. Any advice on how to attack this problem?

Can you elaborate about which writings you'd personally use this service for, how your ideal solution would work, and what you'd pay for it?

Airbnb is currently trying to focus on this niche with "City Hosts". Here's a [TechCrunch article](https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/03/airbnb-begins-testing-city-hosts-program-to-give-guests-guided-one-of-a-kind-experiences/).

You may be able to try the feature [here](https://www.airbnb.com/city-host...(read more)