I'm enjoying lesswrong.com a lot so far, and it sounds like the last LW/OB meetup was a lot of fun. MBlume asks:

So far there've only been LW/OB meetups in the Bay area -- is there any way we could plot the geographic distribution of LW members and determine whether there are other spots where we could get a good meetup going?

I don't think that there are so many of us that we need an automated system for this; the threading system should be enough.I'll post a few top-level comments for various parts of the world, and encourage you all to follow up and tell us where you are. Ideally, find a comment that has where you live in it already and add "me too".

I'll try to keep this post updated with useful things. I can't wait to play Paranoid Debating!

Edit: Please don't post where you live in a new top-level comment! Try to find a comment referring to the rough geographic region you live in and post under that; it'll make this post easier to navigate.  I've divided the world into three (North America, Europe, everywhere else); posting under those comments will help.  Thanks!

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The Less Wrong visit map:

  1. United States 31,827
  2. United Kingdom 6,662
  3. Canada 4,399
  4. Australia 2,943
  5. Finland 1,726
  6. Germany 1,502
  7. Netherlands 1,001
  8. Sweden 989
  9. New Zealand 750
  10. France 691
  11. Russia 577
  12. Ireland 524
  13. Brazil 434
  14. Israel 410
  15. Denmark 390
  16. Croatia 331
  17. India 327
  18. Belgium 322
  19. Japan 293
  20. Poland 288
  21. Austria 261
  22. Norway 247
  23. China 233
  24. Italy 192
  25. Spain 190

And some more detail:

(edit: credit to Google Analytics for all of the heavy lifting in this comment)

8AllanCrossman14y
This map would be better if it was based on visits divided by population. Currently it shows America as much darker than Britain even though Britain has about the same per capita LW readership... (and a considerably higher readership per landmass). (Of course, getting the population for each country would be a right pain, so I don't blame you.)
4Paul Crowley14y
This map would be best of all if it were an LW cartogram!
0Suryc1111y
Is there an updated version of this? I don't have the know-how to do it myself.
0[anonymous]11y
The colour coding should be based on visits per unit area or per unit population, not total visit...
0khafra14y
Great stat visualization and breakdown! But it's not in first normal form: There's two Bellevues, and the St. Petersburg entry doesn't specify whether it's Florida (which has a blob in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area, and no entry for Tampa) or Russia (which seems to be the origin of a few prominent LW'ers). I'm not sure of the most efficient way to resolve the ambiguities.
0matt14y
All of the heavy lifting here is done by Google Analytics. (The St. Petersburg entry in the "US visitors by city" pdf is the one in the US).

This post is a good idea, but wouldn't it be easier for everyone to join the less wrong facebook group? I'm not positive, but I think the geographical sorting can then be easily viewed automatically. You could then invite the subgroups to their own group, and easily send group messages.

1Paul Crowley14y
I thought of that, but quite a few folk seemed to object to the idea of using Facebook here, so I thought this was the safest option. I'm in the Facebook group too, as Paul Crowley.

The location I'm providing is a little vague because I want to say where I am, but posting that as a female almost guarantees a loss of anonymity in various contexts. I'm in the Western United States. For those using find in page, my region includes:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Post in this thread if you live in Europe.

3gaffa14y
Post here if you live in Sweden.
2Henrik_Jonsson14y
Umeå, Sweden.
0Dojan9y
Same here! Are you still around?
2Jens14y
Stockholm, Sweden.
1luff13y
Härnösand, Sweden.
1NihilCredo13y
Uppsala, Sweden.
0gaffa12y
Gothenburg, Sweden.
3infotropism14y
People of Belgium, unite behind me ... if any.
0Plasmon12y
I'm from Belgium
2Emile14y
Post in this thread if you live in France.
1Emile14y
I live in Paris
1igoresque14y
Yvelines, next to Paris
1bogdanb14y
Right next to Paris myself, Palaiseau en fait.
0Gyrodiot7y
Greetings, from Toulouse.
0pangel12y
I am too.
0MasterGrape13y
I live near Carcassonne
0Morendil13y
I'm in Paris
2Paul Crowley14y
I live in London, UK.
3MichaelHoward14y
I'm in London, and till we organize something I recommend the UKTA [http://www.uktranshumanistassociation.org/]/ExtroBritannia [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/extrobritannia/] meets [http://extrobritannia.blogspot.com/].
3taw14y
Another Londoner here. By power of statistics there should be enough of us to organize it even the next weekend if we wanted. If anybody else wants to organize that, go ahead, I don't really have much experience in this. But in case there are no other volunteers I'll do it. So if any Londoners interested in rationalist meetup in some coffeeshop or pub, just email me at Tomasz.Wegrzanowski@gmail.com If there will be 5 or more interested people, I'll suggest some times and places and hopefully we can set the first meetup this way. The first one is always the hardest, the next one will hopefully be less ad hoc than that.
2Paul Crowley14y
I'd go for a weekday evening in a pub in town to kick off...
2JulianMorrison14y
Weekdays are useless to anyone not actually in London - even close by, it would take too long to travel in after work. Also, pubs are hugely overrated for serious talk, where you want less echoes, less music, less TV and less shouty people. Try a Starbucks? Edit: meeting near a station or at least Zone 1 tube is also a plus.
0taryneast12y
I'm up for that - Tue/Wed/Thu (tho not in silly season). Alternatively, a weekend midday/afternoon, unless you'd like to come out to Windsor. :)
0Paul Crowley12y
The post you're replying to is very old, but see Calling LW Londoners [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/39x/calling_lw_londoners/] - a meetup on Sunday 2011-01-02 seems likely!
0taryneast12y
Fantastic. Thanks for that :)
2JulianMorrison14y
Reading, UK, and UKTA is excellent.
1taryneast12y
I'm in Slough - work in London. This thread is a couple years old, though, any current activity?
0MichaelHoward12y
Hi. Yes, it's still going. The last meeting "The neuropsychology of self control - and its implications for AI and brain simulation" was on 13 November. See my links above for future meetings, and hope to see you there :)
0taryneast12y
Cool. Thanks. That does sound interesting. I did check out the group page, but I noticed that you can't see the calendar unless you're a member... but I don't like to join unless I can see the calendar of past events (to see if they're local/relevant/interesting etc)... catch-22 sometimes ;) Of course, I could join, look, then unjoin - but that's far more effort... especially when you have to be approved first.
0MichaelHoward12y
Hmm... that does seem a little foot-shooting, unless you join too many groups and want a reason not to ;) There's nothing in the ExtroBritannia list's calendar though, but you can see the events on the blog [http://extrobritannia.blogspot.com/].
0taryneast12y
That would be an accurate description of my life ;) Currently I am interested in way too many things - and have a habit of joining up to all of them to see if I'm interested enough to continue going along... Unfortunately I am limited by time from going to everything I'd like.
2marc14y
I'm in London
1whpearson14y
Devon, UK. London meets are a bit far at the moment, but I may be moving.
1Roko14y
Edinburgh, republic of Scotland ;-) I come down to london fairly frequently. it is cheap if I have notice of a month.
1AlanCrowe14y
I'm also in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1[anonymous]14y
Aye, me too.
0sark13y
me too, University of Edinburgh
0strangeloop13y
London as well.
0Larks14y
Eastbourne, East Sussex Edit: Also Oxford, UK in termtime.
2oliverbeatson14y
Another Eastbourne, East Sussex.
0Alexandros14y
Guildford, UK. Definitely up for any London meetups.
0mathemajician14y
Yay London
1[anonymous]14y
Denmark?
1Torben14y
Copenhagen (city, not snuff).
1[anonymous]14y
Aarhus (city with smile).
0Grrrr13y
Copenhagen.
1XiXiDu14y
Germany, NRW, Gütersloh
1Sebastian_Hagen14y
Rostock, Germany [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Rostock&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=47.972233,80.595703&ie=UTF8&ll=54.085173,12.128906&spn=17.953201,61.171875&z=5].
0Simon Fischer12y
Cologne, Germany Xixidu, are you interested in a mini-lw-meetup in nrw?
0Tripitaka12y
Gießen, Germany.
1Tripitaka12y
I suspect there may be some undercover-readers out of Frankfurt am Main, see: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lesswrong.com# [http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lesswrong.com#] " It has a relatively good traffic rank in the city of Frankfurt Am Main (#3,397)." If there are, hands up by any means, we could have enough people for a german meet-up!
0TrE12y
Also Gießen, Germany.
0yrff_jebat12y
Berlin, Germany
0jasticE13y
Munich, Germany
0David Althaus12y
me too.
0[anonymous]13y
Stuttgart, Germany
1Bongo14y
Post in this thread if you live in Finland.
1Kaj_Sotala14y
Helsinki here.
1vizikahn14y
I live in Oulu.
1kluge14y
Oulu as well.
1Bongo14y
1Cunya14y
Tampere, but a Hungarian.
0Jonii13y
Helsinki
1Richard_Kennaway14y
Norwich, UK.
1abigailgem14y
Newport, South Wales (Casnewydd, De Cymru). Rarely in London, willing to travel to Bristol or Swansea.
1gjm14y
Cambridge, UK.
1PaulWright14y
Me too! (But gjm knew that).
1gjm14y
I'm mildly surprised that so far there's only the two of us.
0Viliam_Bur11y
Slovakia, Bratislava
0mindbound12y
Riga, LV.
0emil12y
Anybody from Romania?
0ChrisPine13y
Oslo, Norway
0FourFire8y
Oslo, Norway.
0steven046114y
Post in this thread if you live in the Netherlands.
1steven046114y
I live in Amsterdam.
0Morendil10y
Do you still live there? I'll be there on vacation next week, and I'd be interested in meeting up (general policy of looking for opportunities to meet people IRL that I only know online - if that's not your cup of tea, I'd totally understand).
0Lethalmud10y
Present!

Post in this thread if you live in the US or Canada.

3Michelle14y
Victoria, BC
1Owen_Richardson12y
Also Victoria, BC. (Same person as user "Eoghanalbar", which I'm not using anymore.)
0Eoghanalbar13y
Also Victoria, BC. Home of the sasquatch and pacific tree octopus, and where the conservative party is named 'the liberals'.
3PhilGoetz14y
Washington DC. Im in ur capital advizin ur prezident. [http://www.cafepress.com/orderofthestick.335966094]
6MBlume14y
glad I'm not the only Bayesian who loves OotS
6Eliezer Yudkowsky14y
rest assured...
1ChrisBrown14y
In the NoVA/DC area as well.
1Jack14y
Me too.
0DSimon11y
I'm not officially in DC, but I'm close enough to have a metro stop within walking distance of my house.
0Document13y
Within 160 miles or ~3 hours of DC according to Mapquest.
0Hook13y
In between DC and Baltimore
0RobinZ13y
Likewise, in the DC area.
0Benquo14y
likewise - DC
2swestrup14y
Montreal, Canada
1Pierre-Andre14y
Québec, Qc, Canada.
0Nebu14y
Me too: Montreal, Canada.
2CronoDAS14y
Post in this thread if you live within what you consider easy driving distance from New York City.
1robzahra14y
NYC area: Rob Zahra [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/12/698/169], AlexU [http://lesswrong.com/user/AlexU], and Michael Vassar [http://intelligence.org/blog/2009/02/16/introducing-myself/] sometimes...
1Zvi14y
I live in NYC proper.
0Kenny14y
Brooklyn
1crazypaki14y
ay, North Kersey for me and I am in the city 3-4 days a week
1[anonymous]14y
What if you do, but don't have a car? (Note: I don't regardless.)
1CronoDAS14y
I live in central New Jersey.
1dclayh14y
Me too: Princeton.
0olimay14y
I said Princeton above, since it's my mailing address (and recognizable to non-locals.) Close enough, I guess, and anyway I've recently been spending most of my time (here) in Frist.
0xamdam13y
Long Island, work in NYC
0olimay14y
Princeton, NJ. Easy train ride up. I visit NYC every other weekend.
0dreeves14y
Driving distance? I live in Manhattan, sans car.
0glenra14y
Manhattan
0MichaelBishop14y
I visit NYC several times a year - whatever that's worth. I live in Chicago though.
1evtujo14y
Montana
0chesh14y
Salt Lake City. Seems we're the entire mountain time delegation.
0hamnox12y
I don't think words can convey just how happy seeing this post has made me. I am also from Salt Lake City :)
0jtolds12y
hey me too!
0hamnox12y
Great! Perhaps we could stage a meetup.
0chesh12y
Oh, hey there! Nice to know I'm not completely alone here.
1GuySrinivasan14y
Post in this thread if you live in the Pacific Northwest.
1GuySrinivasan14y
I live in Redmond, WA.
0ameriver12y
I'm in central Oregon
1Chase_Johnson14y
Post in this thread if you live within driving distance of Dallas, TX.
1SilasBarta13y
Waco, TX. (Prompt reply, I know...)
1Simulacra14y
Sugar Land (Houston area), not exactly day trip material but with sufficient notice I could make something.
0Chase_Johnson14y
We do seem to be thin on the ground in Texas.
1MrHen14y
I'm currently in Tyler, TX.
1Chase_Johnson14y
I live in Richardson.
0clay13y
I just caught this when I saw Silas post in the sidebar. I don't know if you're still around LW, but I live in Richardson as well, although I plan to move to the Bay Area soon.
0pdf23ds13y
I live in Mount Pleasant, TX.
1Rune14y
Waterloo, Ontario.
1BrandonReinhart14y
Seattle, WA
1Aurini14y
Calgary, Alberta.
1Cyan14y
Ottawa, Canada.
1MichaelGR14y
I'm moving to Ottawa on May 1st. How many people do we need to have quorum?
5Cyan14y
One representative from each of the twelve colonies.
3MichaelGR14y
Can I be Caprica?
2Cyan14y
Certainly! And I shall be the Vogon representative.
1LongInTheTooth14y
Ottawa, Canada
1badger14y
Phoenix, Arizona
1AndySimpson14y
Wohoo! Glendale.
1janos14y
I'm mostly a lurker, but I'm in Toronto.
1MichaelGR14y
Canada, Ottawa.
1jimrandomh14y
Post in this thread if you live in New England
1imaxwell14y
I attend the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, and live on campus. I am in Massachusetts about every other weekend on average, and I considered posting this in "Massachusetts." I could easily make a MA meetup.
1jimrandomh14y
Post in this thread if you live in Massachusetts
3Alicorn14y
I live in Amherst, MA. Should we also be posting how mobile we are? I rely on the bus system and the goodwill of my roommate to get around. I couldn't attend an event in, say, Boston unless there was carpooling.
1adb14y
Medford, MA. Enjoyed the OB meetup on the MIT campus, which was convenient since I work across the street. I'd be up to renting a car and driving to Amherst or New Hampshire for a meetup on a weekend, especially if there was time for hiking.
1grobstein14y
Cambridge, MA. Rarely venture beyond Boston metro area. However, I'll in the Pioneer Valley on Apr. 17-19, if anyone is interested in a meetup that Sunday (19th), say NoHo or Amherst.
1Alicorn14y
The bus is less friendly on weekends, but I could get as far as Amherst Center (and back) without spending unduly long waiting for multiple buses.
1James_Miller14y
I live in South Deerfield, MA and work in Northampton Contact me at EconomicProf@Yahoo.com
1jimrandomh14y
I live in Bedford, MA
0Nick_Roy12y
I live in Plymouth, MA during the summer, and am able to get to Boston.
0[anonymous]11y
.
0thomblake14y
New Haven, CT. I go to Boston and NYC sometimes so a meetup either place might be possible. Or here as the in-between spot.
1MBlume14y
Post in this thread if you live in California
1[anonymous]13y
I live in Davis.
1dfranke14y
Post in this thread if you live in the Bay Area.
2Eliezer Yudkowsky14y
I live in Redwood City, at least for now.
1John_Maxwell14y
I live in Santa Clara, but I don't have a car, so...
1rhollerith14y
I live in Marin County.
1orthonormal14y
I live in Berkeley.
1dfranke14y
I live in San Francisco.
0ianshakil13y
I'm in Palo Alto
0DanMeyer13y
Palo Alto (it might technically be EPA)
0ata13y
I live in Berkeley.
0zntneo12y
I live in seaside,ca.
0MBlume12y
Hey there. I think our current closest regular meetup is at Tortuga in Mountain View, which is to say -- miles away from you. If you're inclined to try hosting your own meetup, I strongly suspect you'd at least hear from some UCSC folk.
0MBlume14y
Post in this thread if you live in Southern California
1MBlume14y
I've started a meetup group [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=87459755848] for LessWrongers in Southern California
1haig14y
I'm in pasadena
0outlawpoet14y
Playa del Rey, by the beach just south of Santa Monica and West of LA proper.
0JGWeissman14y
Post in this thread if you live in Orange County
1Yasser_Elassal14y
I live in San Clemente, but I'd be willing to drive anywhere in Orange County for an occasional meetup.
1ianshakil14y
Irvine, CA here EDIT: I now live in Palo Alto
1Matt_Simpson14y
I'll be at Chapman University in Orange for 6 weeks this summer. I imagine The city of Orange is in Orange County, but correct me if I'm wrong.
1MBlume14y
yes indeed it is =) it's about half an hour north of lake forrest, if memory serves. Which six weeks? That might be a good time to shoot for a so-cal meetup
1Matt_Simpson14y
June 29 to August 7
0JGWeissman14y
I live in Lake Forest
1MBlume14y
I could catch a train down to OC pretty easily.
0MBlume14y
Post in this thread if you live in Santa Barbara County
1HalFinney14y
I live between Goleta and Santa Barbara. I am 54.
1MBlume14y
also, just created a Less Wrong in SB [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=42792779952] group on Facebook
1MBlume14y
Awesome, if you and jimmy are up for it, maybe we could all get some dinner in the next week some time
1jimmy14y
I'm in Isla Vista
1MBlume14y
I'm having some trouble responding to your PM, so: I'm working for prof Richman, though more "trying to get up to speed" than "working" right at the moment. I just had Nelson for my particle class the last two quarters -- it was a lot of fun. So I was thinking if Hal was up for it the three of us could grab some dinner in the next week or so -- that work for you? Also: LW SB group [http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=42792779952]
1jimmy14y
Sounds good to me.
1MBlume14y
Awesome, I'm Mike, I'm a physics grad at UCSB
1MBlume14y
I attend University of California, Santa Barbara, and live on campus.
0kithpendragon11y
Harrisburg, PA
0windmil11y
Florida, the central part.
0r_claypool12y
Nashville, Tennessee
0JackEmpty12y
New Brunswick, Canada.
0hewhocutsdown12y
Minneapolis, Minnesota
0jwhendy12y
St. Paul, Minnesota -- I see there was a meetup in 2009 but could't find anything else... how many Minnesotans are there? Can we get together?
0NancyLebovitz13y
Post in this thread if you're in the Philadelphia area.
0Document13y
Within 28 miles or 40 minutes of Philadelphia according to Mapquest, which sounds basically accurate to me.
0NancyLebovitz13y
I'm in Philadelphia.
0wnoise13y
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
0Pavitra13y
Fairfield, Iowa.
0TobyBartels13y
I dub Pavitra's post the beginning of the Great Plains thread. Lincoln NE
0Nick_Tarleton14y
Pittsburgh, PA
0Document12y
About 280 miles or 5 hours from Pittsburgh according to Mapquest.
0mattnewport14y
Vancouver, Canada.
0SoullessAutomaton14y
Post in this thread if you live in the midwestern USA or nearby areas of Canada, ideally roughly within a day's drive of Chicago. EDIT: For anyone in this area, Penguicon [http://www.penguicon.org] may be a good location for a meetup. It's a mixed sci-fi/open-source/general-geekery convention in the Detroit area, and just might possibly have at least one guest that LW readers would be interested to meet. I probably won't be there this year, though.
2Sniffnoy12y
I'm in Ann Arbor.
2HA214y
Champaign, IL
2Technologos14y
South Side of Chicago
0MichaelBishop14y
Me too. U of C affiliated?
1Technologos14y
Yep! I'll get in touch.
1NicSmith14y
"Me too." I'm in Chicago.
0Nic_Smith13y
Just updating that I've changed to Nic_Smith.
1Dustin14y
Near St. Louis.
1aleph14y
Bloomington IN, Chicago area native, so I'm back that way fairly often anyway.
1venusatuluri14y
Columbus, Ohio
1Matt_Simpson14y
Near St. Louis, MO or Ames, IA, depending on the time of year.
1Psy-Kosh14y
I'm Detroit...ish area, and actually I am planning to go to Penguicon this year
1arundelo14y
Detroit, MI.
1hhadzimu14y
Chicago, IL.
0Insert_Idionym_Here11y
I used to live in Ann Arbor, rather recently. I live in Saginaw now.
0Perplexed12y
Cleveland OH
0TobyBartels13y
Lincoln NE I can reach Chicago in a day, but Detroit is too far.
0Unnamed13y
Chicago area.
0LeBleu14y
Algoma, WI (about 4 hours north of Chicago)
0NQbass714y
I'm in Peoria, IL. In Chicago pretty often though.
-1[anonymous]14y
Mobile, Al

I'm from Nigeria.

0oge6y
Where in Nigeria?
0DragonGod6y
I live in Lagos, but I'm currently at my University; it's in Ogun state. You're (presumably) Nigerian as well (Yoruba from your name)?
0oge6y
Haha, I live in Lagos too. One day we'll have a proper meetup :)
0DragonGod6y
Okay. :)

Would it be a good idea to bump this to the front page every now and then?

2Douglas_Knight13y
Maybe a link to it in the text of the monthly open thread?
2Vladimir_Nesov13y
And to the Welcome thread.
[-][anonymous]14y 1

Seattle, WA

Dublin, Ireland.

0Laoch12y
Limerick, Ireland.
[-][anonymous]14y 1

Shanghai, China

[-][anonymous]14y 1

Orange County, CA here

Why are people voting the comments on this post up and down? 7 completely neutral comments expressing where people live have been voted down to zero. That's crazy.

3MBlume14y
cipher and I removed the upvotes from our own comments since we were making lots of comments to give structure to the thread, and did not feel it was fair for us to earn karma from them.
1Eliezer Yudkowsky14y
Don't worry about it, we'll get rid of karma for self-upvotes later.
4komponisto14y
So (in other words) you want to require actual upvotes (from others) to earn karma, rather than merely avoiding downvotes. Are you sure this is a good idea? Why shouldn't one's own vote count?
8Emile14y
Because right now user karma correlates more strongly with post count than with post quality. You get what you measure, so that needs to be fixed.
2komponisto14y
But why shouldn't it correlate with post count? That way the incentive structure encourages active participation; under the system Eliezer prefers, people might be tempted to hold back. Is this there a need to correct things in this direction? Are we getting too many low-quality posts and comments? (I also think that the automatic self-upvote makes sense on the grounds that making a comment should itself be considered a statement about what sort of comments the user would like to see more of. If not, the user can always undo the upvote.)
4Emile14y
Since comments tend to get upvoted more often than downvoted, why would people hold back? A comment's 'expected karma' would still be positive :) We can still add an extra "post count" to a user's profile if anybody needs to know that. And no, I don't think that this site is glutted with low-quality comments, but it's young and I already can't keep track of all that's being said, so a gentle nudge in the "quality over quantity" direction would be a Good Thing.
4SoullessAutomaton14y
That depends on whether or not total karma is supposed to indicate anything meaningful. As is, it will mostly indicate how early a member joined and how active they've been.
1Paul Crowley14y
Unless you're confident that later will be soon, it still seems to make sense to work around the system for now. BTW, MBlume, nice bit of mind reading, I was impressed by that!
0MBlume14y
lol, thanks =)
0steven046114y
I downvoted a few comments on the same principle yesterday, but I see those have been repaired. Hope people didn't take it as disapproval.
4Eliezer Yudkowsky14y
Okay seriously, don't worry about this, it'll get fixed eventually and then we don't want to have to run back and change everything back around. A few points of temporary karma are not important.
[-][anonymous]14y 1

This post is a good idea, but wouldn't it be easier for everyone to join the less wrong facebook group? I'm not positive, but I think the geographical sorting can then be easily viewed automatically. You could then invite the subgroups to their group, and post meetings etc. that way. There may be better methods than this I don't know about.

Anyone from Russia? I live in Moscow.

1Vladimir_Golovin14y
Rostov-na-Donu here :) I know a couple of guys here in Rostov (was quite surprised to discover them!) who are interested in That Which Cannot Be Named Yet. They could definitely learn a lot from reading LW and the OB corpus, but unfortunately their English isn't good enough. (BTW, I didn't think you were from Moscow, thought you're an immigrant -- your English is way too good for a regular Russian.)
1cousin_it14y
Me too.
0BT_Uytya11y
I'm from Bashkortostan, but now I live in Dolgoprudny, Moscow Oblast because, you know, I'm a student and my university is located there.
0khafra14y
I live in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately, that's Florida, not Russia. Which is a shame, because I'm always impressed by your comments, and usually learn something. спасибо.

Post in this thread if you live outside Europe, the US, or Canada.

2y0math11y
Mumbai, India
2insaneabd14y
Lahore, Pakistan
2[anonymous]14y
Any other African expats? Rwanda? In fact, I'll see your small central African nation and raise you a Burundi, Uganda, or Eastern Congo if it's not buried in lava by next week.
2[anonymous]14y
Shanghai, China
1michaelkeenan14y
Taipei, Taiwan.
1blogospheroid14y
Bangalore, India, honest confession, a lurker more than a commentor. I feel i don't know enough.
0thungas13y
hey.. am from Bangalore.. on/off lurker.. had an acct for long.. but this is my first comment.. -Srikanth Thunga
1Vladimir_Gritsenko14y
I can't be the only guy to generate the 410 hits from Israel... if I am, that is very sad.
0DanArmak13y
I'm from Israel. Currently live in Jerusalem studying at HUJI.
0dyokomizo13y
Sao Paulo, Brazil
0Gust11y
Same! Are you still around?
0dyokomizo11y
Around São Paulo, yes. Around LW, not much anymore, I mostly read it via feed reader.
0AndrewH14y
Auckland, New Zealand
0james_edwards13y
Me too!
0free_rip13y
Chch, NZ.
0somervta10y
Ditto!
[-][anonymous]13y 0

Brisbane, Australia

New Jersey! Arent there enough OB/LWers to make a greater new york area meetup once in 2 months possible?

0olimay14y
Princeton area. I'm good to meet up in NYC too.
[-][anonymous]14y 0

Tokyo, Japan.

Los Angeles, Ca

1MBlume14y
hey, just so you know, there's some other southern californians hanging out down-thread [http://lesswrong.com/lw/7c/where_are_we/4sp#comments]

Canberra, Australia.

0JamesCole13y
Brisbane, Australia
0Ramana Kumar13y
Canberra, Australia, too.
0Virge14y
Melbourne, Australia
0TomM12y
Melbourne as well...
0Ppeach13y
Yep.
0matt13y
Another.
0Patrick13y
Same here.
0luminosity13y
Me too.
0wedrifid13y
Another.
0patrickmclaren13y
One more!
0MattFisher14y
Sydney, Australia But I could make it to Canberra ;)
0zemaj13y
+1!
0janm13y
Sydney, Australia too.
0erratio13y
Sydney here too
[-][anonymous]14y 0

I'd love to meet any of you near Atlanta, GA!

2chronophasiac14y
Yup, me too.

Post in this thread if you're female. (I'm not; just wondering.)

0Alicorn14y
I'm female. Why is this a matter of interest?
1John_Maxwell14y
I'm curious about who reads the site, I guess.
0byrnema14y
It would be neat to know the distribution. (I'm F.)
0free_rip13y
I doubt we'll get an idea of distribution from this thread, but I'm female.
3byrnema13y
Thanks, I'm glad to know that. Since I made that comment, there's been a survey [http://lesswrong.com/lw/fk/survey_results/] and they found that about 3% of us are female. Maybe it's as high as 10% or 20% with error and lurkers, but we're still a minority. Have you been following Less Wrong for a while, or have you recently come across it?
2free_rip12y
I'm new, as evidenced by the fact that until now I did not realize I had a handy inbox that told me about replies. (Yes, that was an apology for taking so long to respond. cough Sorry.) Haven't been on much since I joined (few months past) what with exams, but hoping to become a little less of a lurker now that they're finished and I've read through a fair bit of the sequences and whatnot. I kind of wish there were sequences on math and science and other such things on this site - I can get most of the concepts, but I'm still in high school and the maths goes over my head sometimes.
2shokwave12y
People have recommended betterexplained [http://betterexplained.com/] and khan academy [http://www.khanacademy.org/] for math mostly and some science.
3free_rip12y
Thank you! Betterexplained is alright, but Khan Academy is amazing - easy, simple, great layout, progress tracking, instructional videos, challenges. I'm working my way through the logarithms track at the moment. (Yes, I am that far behind all of you.)

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