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bio website profiles.google.com/simfish
location Seattle, WA
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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 If there is significant temperature difference between indoor air and outdoor air, will that significantly increase the rate of air exchange?
Thanks for the answer. :) Yes - I would like to know the rate of air exchange without any air displacement due to pressure difference. Interesting point about the Rayleigh-Taylor instability. :)
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why don't any of the gas giants have moons of Earth's mass (or greater) that orbit them? Is this generalizable to exoplanet gas giants?
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asked Why will the increase in the sun's luminosity accelerate with respect to time?
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accepted Why don't massive water-borne animals crush under their own weight when they're in water?
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asked What is the weekly average of coronal mass ejections the sun sends out?
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comment Why don't any of the gas giants have moons of Earth's mass (or greater) that orbit them? Is this generalizable to exoplanet gas giants?
"I don't think your first paragraph around ice and rock has anything to do with the question on whether gas giants should have Earth-sized moons." I'm thinking that ice and rock accrete differently though. So they would affect whether or not they have Earth-sized moons at distances less than the "ice belt", or where ice would vaporize and not be available. If they didn't vaporize, Earth could even be much larger than it is now (with much more ice)