Comment by alice on Should You Visit an EA Hub? · 2015-04-20T17:23:51.118Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA · GW

Oh, is your house also named Event Horizon?

Comment by alice on The Counterfactual Validity of Donation Matching · 2015-03-02T22:18:30.800Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Suppose that, over the time period the match was active, GiveDirectly raised $4.5.


(not $4.5M?)

Comment by alice on Hope: How Far Humanity Has Come · 2015-02-25T17:37:14.633Z · score: 1 (7 votes) · EA · GW

This is not a particularly accurate portrayal.

e.g. "Your life expectancy is around 35." is a myth

or "Imagine what your life would have been like had you been born just 300 years ago - as an average person living in the 1700s." and then you go on to state "And 300 years is nothing - an absolutely miniscule amount of time in the hundreds of thousands of years of human history." but in reality the 1700s were an unusually hellish time and things were better for the average human in most parts of history (or - something like that. I'm not a historian; I just know about common misconceptions)

Comment by alice on On making spaces friendlier to parents · 2015-01-27T22:55:59.335Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Like many people (especially among the rationality-esque circles), I have some amount of sensory processing disorder, and certain types of anti-quietandtidy-nesses are extremely disrupting to me, even though I would like to be compatible with as many people as possible.

e.g. Sniffling more than once in a few minutes will cut through whatever I had my attention on, so I have to avoid sniffling people. But I'm perfectly okay with most nose-blowing, coughing, sneezing, and other typical adult sounds.

I haven't had enough experience being around children to get a precise guess. I think I'm perfectly compatible with some children instances, but have to avoid most of them, and I'm guessing competently raised children are less likely to be disruptive and so I might be compatible with most of them?

I do not know how to solve this problem, especially because people with SPD often have very different specific issues.

Comment by alice on Risky Giving · 2015-01-13T19:25:00.352Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · EA · GW

aaaaa it's an unbroken wall of text

My first response to this.

Maybe that is useful feedback! It's certainly not about the topic though.