I thought the resulting post might be of some interest.
Here's an excerpt:
For those of you aren’t familiar with Less Wrong, it is a community of rationalists associated with the Singularity Institute. I admit I was rather wary and curious at the same time.
I suspect I am in a sort of evil-twin relationship with the Less Wrong philosophy of cognition and decision-making. When I said this at the meetup, one of the attendees remarked, “…and you’re the evil twin.”
To my pleasant surprise though, the meeting was a great deal of fun. I guess I was sort of expecting an inquisition by a panel of Spocks given the views I espouse, but it was mainly a freewheeling open-ended discussion that went down plenty of interesting rabbit holes. Beer, nachos and bad geek jokes flowed freely.
I am now less wary of the lesswrongers than I used to be. They bring a healthy sense of doubt, irony, aesthetics and skepticism to their passion for rationality.
He goes on to say that he'll continue to make fun of LessWrongers, but it says something of Venkat's charming wit that he was able to drop the "Spock" and "faith" bombs (both of which irk me), and I still like the guy.
On a related note, it was a great deal of fun having a special guest appearance. If anyone's passing through, please drop a line! I'd recommend either coming in the summer, or bringing your ice skates!