I don't identify as a rationalist or make very rational decisions, but I share a lot of intellectual interests with the community, and there aren't really any other public spots on the web where smart people are discussing a variety of topics without a ton of noise and bullshit.

Hacker News is pretty nice:

http://news.ycombinator.com/

Does anyone have more recommendations?

I just found it, and I'll probably be disappointed, but http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/philg/ looks pretty good so far.

6komponisto10yMy impression is that Hacker News is above average, but still a noticeable notch below LW. Same goes for sites like the Richard Dawkins and JREF forums (perhaps two notches in those cases), and the comments sections of blogs of various academics (such as Overcoming Bias).

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