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[LINK] XKCD Comic #1236, Seashells and Bayes' Theorem

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[LINK] Mr. Money Mustache on Back of the Napkin Calculations and Financial Planning

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Maximizing Financial Utility and Frugality

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How to Teach Students to Not Guess the Teacher’s Password?

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Poker also requires the skill of identifying and avoiding **tilt**, the state of being emotionally charged leading to the sacrifice of good decision-making. A nice look of the baises which need to be reduce to play effective poker can be found at Rationalpoker.com. I suppose poker is more of a ra...(read more)

Excellent post. Thank you for the detailed response. Right now, I have been struggling with calculating pot odds and implied odds. I grasp what they are conceptually, but actually calculating them has been a bust thus far. Is there any guidence you could give with this? As far as legality in t...(read more)

My newest interest is to become a winning poker player. I have recently recented advice doing so professionally isn't quite feasible, since the sanity waterline has risen in the online poker world. However, I am not fully discouraged and I wish to pursue the skills needed to become an above average ...(read more)

Thank you for the heads up. I'll keep it to more causal play. Do you have any experience to with brick and mortar poker? And what are you doing now if you are no longer (presumably) playing professionally?

I agree, there is alot of talk about mathematics and formal systems. There is big love for Epistemic Rationality, and this is shown in the topics below. Some exceptions exist of course, a thread about what type of chair to buy stands out. But I agree, Emotional Intelligence is a large set of skil...(read more)

I have just started playing poker online. On Less Wrong Discussion, Poker has been called an exercise in instrumental rationality, and a so-called Rationality Dojo was opened via RationalPoker.com. I have perused this site, but it has been dormant since July 2011. Other sources exist, such as 2 + 2,...(read more)

Personally, I find it difficult to enjoy "typical" lyrical poetry, but I appreciate epic poetry a great deal more. Epic poetry not only aims to capture the drama of an event, but also to encapsulate an entire culture of a people. The Iliad and the Odyssey were the first two i have read, and they are...(read more)

What course of action has MIRI taken to attain a provable FAI?

That does sounds like a solid theory as to why Wizards celebrate those holidays. I'll update my beliefs with this new evidence.

I took that passage to indicate the tradition of green and red colors during Christmastide, not of the origination of any holiday,