At 12:48 PM 1/14/00 -0600, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Do these people even know how to count? And what on Earth possesses
>them to try and inflict this scheme on the least susceptible mailing
>list in the world?
Some people accept certain information/opportunities
with insufficient examination. This is called gullibility.
Some people reject certain information/opportunities
with insufficient examination. This is called, I guess,
Over-skepticism (e.g., "If it looks too good to be true
it most likely is, and therefore isn't worth examining")
can protect you from some losses. However, it can
also incur losses in the form of lost-opportunity costs.
My decision, 13 months ago, to venture into
StockGeneration was based on numeracy and
rational-analysis skills. The application of my skills
have resulted in big payouts for limited work. In
another post I've provided some criteria I use for
selecting programs like StockGeneration.
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