Discussion article for the meetup : Tucson, Arizona
Hey Tucson, After the fun and inspiration of the Rationality Mini-Camp in Berkeley last month, I'm pretty jazzed about rationality, and I'd like to meet some more of my fellow LessWrongers :) So I'll be hanging out in Coffee X Change Wednesday the 20th from 7 to 10, and anyone who's free should come out. I'll be the one with a print-out of the HPMOR cover on my table (http://mike-obee-lay.deviantart.com/art/Harry-Potter-and-the-Methods-of-Rationality-Cover-280590525) We'll be talking about some of the information that was covered at the Mini-Camp, especially how to apply rationality to your own life and decisions; but I'm sure conversation will wander immensely. (Oh, and if you like in-group-out-group conflicts, then just look at Phoenix, with their LW meetup on the 15th... you don't want to let them win, do you? Tucson Uber Alles!)
Are you guys super awesome? Any super skilled programmers or summat?
I ask 'cuz I'm considering moving back to Tucson for a semester or so. Conditional on that, might attend UofA. I'm chiefly worried about losing my Player Character status. But Berkeley doesn't seem to be all that happenin' lately, and most of the people I love live in Tucson. Subplots galore.
I think "super awesome" is a pretty high bar, honestly. Also, not sure who you're asking about, but personally I'm more epistemologically skilled than all get out (though I'm no programmer).
I have no idea whether Berkeley or Tucson is better for being a PC.
Are you planning to go to UofA just to be around "super awesome" people (I'm sure they are there) or do you have a particular program in mind? I've been thinking about going to graduate school depending mostly on how well my start-up is doing 6 months from now, but (probably) won't go out of state if I do.
Oh, now it's on...!