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I'm Harry Altman. I do strange sorts of math. Highly upvoted posts: * [A summary of Savage's foundations for probability and utility](http://lesswrong.com/lw/5te/a_summary_of_savages_foundations_for_probability/) -- if the arguments used to ground probability and utility seem circular to you, here's a non-circular way of doing it. * [Should correlation coefficients be expressed as angles?](http://lesswrong.com/lw/foa/should_correlation_coefficients_be_expressed_as/)

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Three types of "should"

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Meetup : Ann Arbor Area Amalgam of Rationalist-Adjacent Anthropoids: March 11

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Link: Simulating C. Elegans

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Terminology suggestion: Say "degrees utility" instead of "utils" to prompt affine thinking

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Should correlation coefficients be expressed as angles?

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Example of neurons usefully communicating without synapses found in flies [LINK]

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Where to report bugs on the new site?

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[LINK] Reverse priming effect from awareness of persuasion attempt?

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A summary of Savage's foundations for probability and utility.

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Link: Chessboxing could help train automatic emotion regulation

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I guess it's not so much that I am opposed to such a post being frontpaged, as it is, like... that post was just sort of a quick note written without a lot of thought, right? Not something I am necessarily really endorsing or prepared to argue about or anything, you know? I just feel like, if a mod ...(read more)

I can't agree with that, for a number of reasons. Note that the thing that I'm claiming Chapman does is really a number of things which I've summed up as "you have to prepend 'human-' to everything", but the meaning of that prefix I'm summing things up with is actually context dependent. Here's a fe...(read more)

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OK but how does one actually control where a given post goes to? Where is the control? I don't see it. And despite what you say the one post I made went to front page!

I can't make sense of this comment.

If one is talking about one's preferences over number of apples, then the statement that it is a total preorder, is a weaker statement than the statement that more is better. (Also, you know, real number assumptions all over the place.) If one is talking about pr...(read more)

So, um, not exactly on topic but I have no idea where else to ask this -- how does one post to one's personal blog page anyway? And how does one move one's post between frontpage/personal? This isn't at all clear. I recently tried to post to the personal blog and it ended up on frontpage and I have ...(read more)

Heh, I tried to game-theory it all out and got nonsensical answers (my set of equilibria wasn't convex!), and I wasn't about to redo it, so I'm glad someone managed to determine \[what I'm presuming is\] the correct Nash equlibirum...

It is a little surprising to me that nyjnlf purpxvat jura fgnegv...(read more)