I’m a nurse in an at risk area. Should I shave my long hair like the Chinese nurses were doing?
Is it worth it to learn a second language for the cognitive benefits? I’ve seen a few puff pieces about how a second language can help your brain, but how solid is the research?
I want to have more focus and find it easier to do boring things.
I think I have ADHD. What should I do now?
Could you breed crickets at home?
You said you use this for ROT13ing things. How does that work? Suppose I wanted to make a Facebook post that gave my friends the option of knowing Obama is a werewolf, but also gave them the option for them not to know this if they’d rather be surprised later.
You understood my question better than I did. Thank you.
Is the following paragraph correct?:
If I had unlimited computing power, I could search for all the inputs that return 37ecb0a3164e6422bedc0f8db82e45ec from the MD5 function. Then I could search those inputs and see which ones are meaningful sentences in English, and then make an educated guess at what the message is. But in reality, it would take too much computing power to find even a single string that returns 37ecb0a3164e6422bedc0f8db82e45ec.
How do I make a hash? In case I’m using the wrong word, I want to encrypt a message, then put the encrypted message in a public place, then decrypt the message in a way that proves that I actually encrypted a message (I didn’t just write a nonsense string and later retcon an encryption scheme that makes it meaningful).
Saving this so I can read it after it gets deleted.
If wages are too high, causing unemployment, might it be better for employers to get more advantages while hiring?
Is there any way to block distracting software on my computer? There are a blue million apps that will block websites, but I can’t find any that will stop me from playing games I’ve installed. Ideally, I’d like some software that lets me play my games, but only after a 10 minute wait. But I’d settle for anything now that can restrict my access to games without uninstalling them entirely.
How smart do you have to be in order to follow this advice? Are we talking two standard deviations or five?
Is there a Chrome extension or something that will adjust displayed prices of online merchants to take into account rewards benefits? For example, if my credit card has 1% cashback, the extension could reduce the displayed price to be 1% cheaper.
So I signed up for a password manager, and even got a complex password. But how do I remember the password? It’s a random combination of upper and lower case letters plus numbers. I suppose I could use space repition software to memorize it, but wouldn’t that be insecure?
Longshot, but are there any transgender people here who have signed up for cryonics?
How do you deal with people who are dominating conversations? I had a New Years party and it was basically 4 hours where either this one guy was talking or someone was talking to him.
I have two resolution this year:
Transition into a woman.
Get a job that can pay enough that I don’t have to depend on my girlfriend for housing.
So just to be clear: If I say “I won’t give into the basalisk because Eliezer says I shouldn’t”, will that protect me from the basilisk? If not, what should I do?
I don’t think that’s what caused my angst, I think I was worried about becoming less special because more people were reading my favorite blog.
How do I stop being a hipster? I saw Bryan Caplan advising his readers to read Scott Alexander and my first reaction was “Oh no, a well-known blog is recommending people read my favorite little blog. Now more people will read it and I won’t be as special.” I know this feeling is irrational, but how can I overcome it?