User Profile

star27
description9
message1501

Recent Posts

Curated Posts
starCurated - Recent, high quality posts selected by the LessWrong moderation team.
rss_feed Create an RSS Feed
Frontpage Posts
Posts meeting our frontpage guidelines: • interesting, insightful, useful • aim to explain, not to persuade • avoid meta discussion • relevant to people whether or not they are involved with the LessWrong community.
(includes curated content and frontpage posts)
rss_feed Create an RSS Feed
All Posts
personIncludes personal and meta blogposts (as well as curated and frontpage).
rss_feed Create an RSS Feed

Prisoner's Dilemma Tournament Results

7y
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
171

Prisoner's Dilemma as a Game Theory Laboratory

7y
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
47

Karma threshold for meetup organisers?

7y
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
0

Meanings of Mathematical Truths

7y
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
47

On Debates with Trolls

7y
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
251

An Anchoring Experiment: Results

7y
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
21

An Anchoring Experiment

7y
Show Highlightsubdirectory_arrow_left
89

Recent Comments

This depends partly on the terms of the insurance and partly on the laws. I work as an actuary and at the moment our company's rules are:

* if the price of the insurance depends on your occupation, you are obliged to report if your occupation has changed and your premiums may be reset to new values...(read more)

I suppose the cap limits the pensions provided by the state and you can in principle buy a private life insurance to increase the payoff, right?

> Not life in general, but your life, to you.

By "value of life in general" I meant value of one's own life for oneself (the "in general" qualifier was there to mark the absence of "qua man").

> Playing the essentialism card allowed her to smuggle in a boatload of values masquerading as implicit i...(read more)

I had always been under impression that the value of life "qua man" is derived from the value of life in general, because human life which is not "qua man" is actually equivalent to death, as living "qua man", whatever it means, makes one human. Am I mistaken?

I think you are right in your second o...(read more)

> What is the difference between rationality and objectivism?

I have had few discussions with Objectivists and read few other discussions where Objectivists took part and I haven't seen particularly high level of rationality there. Objectivism as actually practiced is a political ideology with all...(read more)

3 meters underwater is about 30% of atmospheric pressure added, not mere 10%.

Just out of curiosity, what population did you expect Japan to have?

As for the Portugal/Ireland thing, one could easily blame the conically projected maps which conventionally have the 15th (or so) eastern meridian vertical, making Portugal's 5th western meridian slanted and pushing poor Portugal more to the left than the more northern Ireland.

And it is easy to un...(read more)

Most Irishmen at least know a little Gaelic as they have to learn it at school. The map has worse inaccuracies. Occitan and Low German aren't even official and are spoken by tiny minorities, contrary to the impression one could easily get from the map. Ingrian is effectively dead with 500 speakers a...(read more)

I know very little about schools in your country

Whose country? Viliam_Bur's country is most probably not the same country as the OP author's.