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Ex­er­cises /​ Prob­lem-Sets

TagLast edit: 9 Feb 2021 10:06 UTC by Yoav Ravid

This tag collects posts with concrete exercises. Problems that have solutions (or least some clear feedback loop). Things that you can attempt yourself in order to learn and grow.

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Ex­er­cises in Com­pre­hen­sive In­for­ma­tion Gathering

johnswentworth15 Feb 2020 17:27 UTC
117 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Bab­ble challenge: 50 ways of send­ing some­thing to the moon

jacobjacob1 Oct 2020 4:20 UTC
62 points
89 comments2 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity Ex­er­cises Prize of Septem­ber 2019 ($1,000)

Ben Pace11 Sep 2019 0:19 UTC
88 points
18 comments5 min readLW link

Refram­ing Impact

TurnTrout20 Sep 2019 19:03 UTC
84 points
15 comments3 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

Topolog­i­cal Fixed Point Exercises

17 Nov 2018 1:40 UTC
65 points
52 comments3 min readLW link

Ham­mer­time Fi­nal Exam

alkjash22 Mar 2018 1:10 UTC
39 points
22 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

[Question] Bab­ble challenge: 50 ways of solv­ing a prob­lem in your life

jacobjacob22 Oct 2020 4:49 UTC
30 points
32 comments2 min readLW link

2021 New Year Op­ti­miza­tion Puzzles

Scott Garrabrant31 Dec 2020 8:22 UTC
19 points
36 comments2 min readLW link

Ham­mer­time Day 1: Bug Hunt

alkjash30 Jan 2018 6:40 UTC
88 points
21 comments5 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

The Strate­gic Level

alkjash21 Mar 2018 5:00 UTC
35 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

The Dar­win Game

lsusr9 Oct 2020 10:19 UTC
88 points
136 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Top Time Travel In­ter­ven­tions?

abramdemski26 Oct 2020 23:25 UTC
43 points
34 comments2 min readLW link

Ar­gu­ing Well Sequence

elriggs15 Sep 2019 2:01 UTC
14 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Cal­ibrat­ing With Cards

lifelonglearner8 Aug 2019 6:44 UTC
31 points
3 comments3 min readLW link1 nomination

CoZE 3: Empiricism

alkjash17 Mar 2018 4:10 UTC
20 points
4 comments2 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Fun and Games with Cog­ni­tive Biases

Cosmos18 Feb 2011 20:38 UTC
82 points
28 comments6 min readLW link

Con­straints & Slack­ness Rea­son­ing Exercises

johnswentworth21 May 2019 22:53 UTC
42 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

De­duc­ing Impact

TurnTrout24 Sep 2019 21:14 UTC
64 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

Value Impact

TurnTrout23 Sep 2019 0:47 UTC
62 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

World State is the Wrong Ab­strac­tion for Impact

TurnTrout1 Oct 2019 21:03 UTC
62 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

At­tain­able Utility Land­scape: How The World Is Changed

TurnTrout10 Feb 2020 0:58 UTC
51 points
7 comments6 min readLW link

Ham­mer­time Day 3: TAPs

alkjash1 Feb 2018 4:10 UTC
15 points
19 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Ham­mer­time Day 4: Design

alkjash1 Feb 2018 19:00 UTC
31 points
10 comments4 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Ham­mer­time Day 2: Yoda Timers

alkjash31 Jan 2018 5:10 UTC
36 points
23 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Ham­mer­time Day 5: Com­fort Zone Expansion

alkjash2 Feb 2018 18:00 UTC
17 points
29 comments6 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Ham­mer­time Day 7: Aver­sion Factoring

alkjash4 Feb 2018 16:10 UTC
23 points
13 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Ham­mer­time Day 8: Sunk Cost Faith

alkjash5 Feb 2018 1:00 UTC
24 points
13 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Ham­mer­time Day 9: Time Calibration

alkjash7 Feb 2018 1:40 UTC
13 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Ham­mer­time Day 6: Mantras

alkjash3 Feb 2018 22:00 UTC
21 points
21 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Ham­mer­time Day 10: Murphyjitsu

alkjash7 Feb 2018 18:40 UTC
40 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Bug Hunt 2

alkjash20 Feb 2018 5:00 UTC
30 points
15 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Yoda Timers 2

alkjash21 Feb 2018 7:40 UTC
26 points
24 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

TAPs 2

alkjash22 Feb 2018 5:10 UTC
24 points
5 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

De­sign 2

alkjash23 Feb 2018 6:20 UTC
19 points
16 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

CoZE 2

alkjash24 Feb 2018 5:40 UTC
15 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Three Miniatures

alkjash25 Feb 2018 5:40 UTC
21 points
10 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Focusing

alkjash26 Feb 2018 6:10 UTC
18 points
22 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Goal Factoring

alkjash26 Feb 2018 23:30 UTC
22 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

TDT for Humans

alkjash28 Feb 2018 5:40 UTC
23 points
7 comments5 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Friendship

alkjash1 Mar 2018 6:00 UTC
17 points
16 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Bug Hunt 3

alkjash13 Mar 2018 0:20 UTC
24 points
13 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Yoda Timers 3: Speed

alkjash13 Mar 2018 18:00 UTC
19 points
12 comments2 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

TAPs 3: Reductionism

alkjash15 Mar 2018 5:20 UTC
22 points
8 comments2 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

De­sign 3: Intentionality

alkjash16 Mar 2018 4:30 UTC
21 points
11 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Silence

alkjash18 Mar 2018 4:10 UTC
55 points
17 comments4 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

In­ter­nal Dou­ble Crux

alkjash19 Mar 2018 5:50 UTC
37 points
33 comments3 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Harry Pot­ter and the Method of Entropy

alkjash31 Mar 2018 20:10 UTC
11 points
12 comments1 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

[Question] What are good ra­tio­nal­ity ex­er­cises?

Ben Pace27 Sep 2020 21:25 UTC
46 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Bab­ble challenge: 50 ways to es­cape a locked room

jacobjacob8 Oct 2020 5:13 UTC
30 points
81 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Bab­ble challenge: 50 ways of hid­ing Ein­stein’s pen for fifty years

jacobjacob15 Oct 2020 7:23 UTC
31 points
44 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Bab­ble challenge: 50 con­se­quences of in­tel­li­gent ant colonies

jacobjacob29 Oct 2020 7:21 UTC
23 points
48 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Bab­ble Challenge: 50 thoughts on sta­ble, co­op­er­a­tive institutions

jacobjacob5 Nov 2020 6:38 UTC
19 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Fi­nal Bab­ble Challenge (for now): 100 ways to light a candle

jacobjacob12 Nov 2020 23:17 UTC
41 points
32 comments4 min readLW link

How to get the benefits of mov­ing with­out mov­ing (bab­ble)

mingyuan13 Nov 2020 20:17 UTC
70 points
11 comments9 min readLW link

Thread for mak­ing 2019 Re­view ac­countabil­ity commitments

jacobjacob18 Dec 2020 5:07 UTC
46 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

A work­shop on Life Influences

Elo10 Jan 2021 11:23 UTC
8 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Ex­er­cise: Ta­boo “Should”

johnswentworth22 Jan 2021 21:02 UTC
87 points
24 comments9 min readLW link

Pseu­do­ran­dom­ness con­test: prizes, re­sults, and analysis

UnexpectedValues15 Jan 2021 6:24 UTC
138 points
21 comments20 min readLW link
(ericneyman.wordpress.com)

You Be the Jury: Sur­vey on a Cur­rent Event

komponisto9 Dec 2009 4:25 UTC
35 points
266 comments3 min readLW link

ProbDef: a game about prob­a­bil­ity and inference

abstractapplic2 Jan 2018 0:22 UTC
20 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Uny­ield­ing Yoda Timers: Tak­ing the Ham­mer­time Fi­nal Exam

TurnTrout3 Apr 2018 2:38 UTC
16 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

In­finite Sum­ma­tions: A Ra­tion­al­ity Lit­mus Test

shev20 Jan 2017 9:31 UTC
38 points
23 comments5 min readLW link

0.999...=1: Another Ra­tion­al­ity Lit­mus Test

shev21 Jan 2017 2:16 UTC
28 points
60 comments7 min readLW link

Can­berra Ra­tion­al­ity Exercises

nBrown3 Feb 2018 2:55 UTC
8 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

The Up-Goer Five Game: Ex­plain­ing hard ideas with sim­ple words

Rob Bensinger5 Sep 2013 5:54 UTC
44 points
82 comments2 min readLW link

case study: iter­a­tive drawing

brown17 Oct 2018 4:35 UTC
23 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Pos­i­tive Bias Test (C++ pro­gram)

MBlume19 May 2009 21:32 UTC
30 points
79 comments4 min readLW link

Mak­ing Beliefs Pay Rent (in An­ti­ci­pated Ex­pe­riences): Exercises

RobinZ17 Apr 2011 15:31 UTC
38 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Joy in Dis­cov­ery: Galois theory

Eigil Rischel2 Sep 2019 19:16 UTC
30 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Se­quence Ex­er­cise: first 3 posts from “A Hu­man’s Guide to Words”

Normal_Anomaly16 Apr 2011 17:21 UTC
43 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

One way to ma­nipu­late your level of ab­strac­tion re­lated to a task

Andy_McKenzie19 Aug 2013 5:47 UTC
36 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

A thought-pro­cess test­ing opportunity

[deleted]22 Apr 2013 19:51 UTC
46 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

A Less Mys­te­ri­ous Mind­ful­ness Exercise

[deleted]18 Sep 2012 23:33 UTC
36 points
64 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Fermi Challenge: Trains and Air Cargo

Ben Pace5 Oct 2020 21:51 UTC
29 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

Test Your Cal­ibra­tion!

alyssavance11 Nov 2009 22:03 UTC
25 points
30 comments2 min readLW link

Cus­tom games that in­volve skills re­lated to rationality

Alexander23022 Dec 2016 21:03 UTC
17 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Fixed Point Exercises

Scott Garrabrant17 Nov 2018 1:39 UTC
57 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Ex­er­cises for Over­com­ing Akra­sia and Procrastination

Matt Goldenberg16 Sep 2019 11:53 UTC
24 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Notes on Schel­ling’s “Strat­egy of Con­flict” (1960)

MichaelA10 Feb 2021 2:48 UTC
21 points
9 comments8 min readLW link

Notes on Hen­rich’s “The WEIRDest Peo­ple in the World” (2020)

MichaelA14 Feb 2021 8:40 UTC
15 points
0 comments8 min readLW link

Notes on “Bioter­ror and Biowar­fare” (2006)

MichaelA2 Mar 2021 0:43 UTC
7 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What are fun lit­tle puz­zles /​ games /​ ex­er­cises to learn in­ter­est­ing con­cepts?

Mati_Roy18 Mar 2021 3:26 UTC
18 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

D&D.Sci

abstractapplic5 Dec 2020 23:26 UTC
40 points
50 comments1 min readLW link

D&D.Sci II: The Sorceror’s Per­sonal Shopper

abstractapplic12 Jan 2021 1:38 UTC
48 points
27 comments2 min readLW link

D&D.Sci III: Mancer Matchups

abstractapplic5 Mar 2021 19:07 UTC
19 points
22 comments3 min readLW link

D&D.Sci April 2021: Voy­ages of the Gray Swan

abstractapplic12 Apr 2021 18:23 UTC
32 points
30 comments2 min readLW link

D&D.Sci April 2021 Eval­u­a­tion and Ruleset

abstractapplic19 Apr 2021 13:26 UTC
33 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

D&D.Sci May 2021: Mon­ster Car­cass Auction

abstractapplic7 May 2021 19:33 UTC
24 points
25 comments2 min readLW link

D&D.Sci(-Fi) June 2021: The Duel with Earwax

abstractapplic22 Jun 2021 11:48 UTC
21 points
28 comments3 min readLW link
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