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bio website atmos.uw.edu/~akchen0
location Seattle, WA
age 94
visits member for 3 years
seen Jun 11 '12 at 3:52

Feel free to stalk my Internet name(s) if you wish - it's how I make most of my closest contacts these days. Just note that I don't really believe in social constructs when they get in the way of satisficing (or in the way of my goal of learning as much as possible).

Don't take anything I say/do too seriously. A lot of the things I do (that may look weird/stupid on the outside) are the types of things that help me adjust my posterior probability of various things - especially low probability events.Sometimes I hit on a jackpot/very interesting idea. I'm kind of messy since it helps facilitate creative destruction.

I have a lot of respect for all of the sciences. Tactically, I'm developing heuristics for rationality, impartiality, anti-laziness, and creation+identification+searching for what's relevant+reliable. Strategically, I just want to learn everything.

A lot of my thought processes involve my creating new hypotheses and refuting them on my own. I still document the thought process since it's important and may be important for future "true" hypotheses.


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comment What are some good graphics tablets for writing math or physics equations?
Ah good points. Well, I finally got a Lenovo ThinkPad tablet, and while it has a capacitive stylus, it's actually still incredibly good for math/physics equations, perhaps due to the large size of the screen. I don't think any tablet is better for it, now that I'm using it.
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asked What “light therapy” lamp should I get that maximizes effectiveness while minimizing cost?
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comment What are some good graphics tablets for writing math or physics equations?
Oh okay - do you know where I could buy a super-thin stylus? Thanks! I do have a Wacom tablet, but my stylus is too fat for math.
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comment How do I prevent my textbook's pages from “falling down” when I put the book on a bookstand?
Wow - good example! What are some examples of such bookstands that I could buy?
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asked How do I prevent my textbook's pages from “falling down” when I put the book on a bookstand?
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answered Nootropics (“learning” drugs)