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bio website profiles.google.com/simfish
location Seattle, WA
age 94
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
seen Apr 9 at 6:24

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.


Aug
10
asked How do the day/night temperature variations of moons compare to those of their planets?
Aug
10
comment Assuming that the Sun wouldn't evolve into a red giant, how long would the Earth's atmosphere last?
Well - the fact is - all models have non-physical assumptions. It's necessary when we want to study one particular process in detail. Atmospheric science is full of non-physical assumptions (slab-ocean model, aquaplanet, Lovelock's daisies, etc) because we have to get a physical interpretation of the dynamics
Aug
10
comment How can we be sure that liquid iron/titanium droplets can form around particulates on hot Jupiters - just as they do on Earth and Venus?
Wow cool - do you have any links to condensation of other fluids on other particulates?
Aug
10
accepted If you focus in on one image, is combining two telescopes really equivalent to a larger mirror?
Aug
9
asked If you focus in on one image, is combining two telescopes really equivalent to a larger mirror?
Aug
7
accepted How does the average Mars-Jupiter distance compare with the average Earth-Jupiter distance?
Aug
5
asked How does the average Mars-Jupiter distance compare with the average Earth-Jupiter distance?
Aug
4
accepted How did micrometeorite flux change with the age of the solar system?
Aug
3
asked How can we be sure that liquid iron/titanium droplets can form around particulates on hot Jupiters - just as they do on Earth and Venus?
Aug
3
asked Is CO2 really a potent greenhouse gas for planets around M dwarfs?
Aug
3
asked How did micrometeorite flux change with the age of the solar system?
Aug
3
accepted Does the “Energy Catalyzer” generate energy by converting Nickel to Copper?
Jul
30
asked Does the “Energy Catalyzer” generate energy by converting Nickel to Copper?
Jul
30
asked When will Enceladus run out of water?
Jul
29
comment Could asteroseismology have a significant potential to unravel the mechanisms of solar cycles that last thousands of years?
Yeah I know. But we only have data from the Sun at one point of its life.
Jul
29
answered What free software is there for observing the sky (sky map software)
Jul
29
comment Spinning wheel on rotating stool - why am I also affected even when the wheel axis is horizontal?
How does it happen when the two axes are totally perpendicular to each other though? The axis of angular momentum (on the bottom) can only point up or down (it can increase its up/downness). The axis of angular momentum (on the wheel) only points sideways (you can move it around a bit though)
Jul
29
accepted Are there any known neutron stars just below the Tolman–Oppenheimer–Volkoff limit?
Jul
29
accepted How does gravity affect sound waves?
Jul
29
comment Do stars of higher metallicity have more planets in highly-inclined Pluto-like orbits?
"I would expect" is not an answer. It's just a hunch that I'd like to see more evidence for (or against)