Meetup : Melbourne practical rationality meetup

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne practical rationality meetup

WHEN: 02 March 2012 07:00:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: 55 walsh st, west melbourne, austraila

Practical rationality, as distinct from the social and rationality outreach meetups. Look for a social meetup on the 3rd Friday of each month.

Discussion: http://groups.google.com/group/melbourne-less-wrong http://www.google.com/moderator/#16/e=6a317

This meetup repeats on the 1st Friday of each month.

All welcome from 6:30pm. Call the phone number on the door and I'll let you in.

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne practical rationality meetup

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I've read through the sunk cost kata presentation linked in the second paragraph here and it seems pretty impressively useful, as well as being suited to the theme of 'practical rationality'. Also, if it helps Anna and Eliezer, and it does:

we're noticing that we often improve quite a lot ourselves in the course of coming up with 20 examples of the sunk cost fallacy. This suggests that the best of us have a lot to gain from practicing basic skills more systematically.

then I think it will help us.

To that end, I'm going to present the sunk cost kata presentation and we'll work through the worksheets. I expect it will take at most one hour.

You will need to bring some loose change. Around 20 cents will do.

bah I really want to get in on these, but I'd have to train it in from Ballarat!

Is it worth the effort? Who will attest?

Okay it's Monday night and I am really struggling to summon the motivation to go for my walk even though I'm a day late and none of my usual online chatting friends are around so I'm using fear of humiliation in front of people I respect as a motivational tool.

If I don't go out for my walk within the next five minutes I want everyone at this meetup to express disappointment at me.