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Cambridge LW/SC Meetup

For this month's meetup, in the interest of self-improvement, we will be making new year's resolutions, and in the interest of epistemics, we're going to be predicting how likely each other are to succeed at our resolutions.

Sharing new year's resolutions is strictly optional, and if you choose to share them, having people predict how likely you are to succeed is also optional.

Cambridge SSC Meetup

There aren't any activities currently planned for that date range, but we're always eager to meet visiting rationalists so maybe you could stop by.

Feedback on LW 2.0

What if weight were capped at 1?

Polling Thread October 2017

If you're in a conversation at a party and there is another conversation next to you, how does that affect...

... your ability to follow the conversation you're in


... your enjoyment of the party


How likely are you to switch conversations?


Can anyone refute these arguments that we live on the interior of a hollow Earth?

No. The Ottoman Empire started in 1299. Islam, and various very powerful caliphates, had existed for centuries before that.

Can anyone refute these arguments that we live on the interior of a hollow Earth?

The Qur'an wasn't written down until a while after Muhammad's death, by which time there was an incentive for leaders to edit it for their own benefit.

See also Emperor Constantine I's efforts to quash dissent within the Christian community in order to make it more politically unified.

Open thread, July 10 - July 16, 2017

Because I think it would be useful to be able to weigh in explicitly on each option rather than just pick a favorite:






In support of yak shaving part 2

I'm curious - what have you outsourced to Fancy Hands? I know in theory that I should be outsourcing stuff to services like that, but I really don't know what stuff I can effectively outsource in practice.

Open thread, June 26 - July 2, 2017

This could also be a metaphor for politicians, or depending on your worldview, marketing-heavy businesses. Or religions.

Open thread, June. 19 - June. 25, 2017

I interpreted "fullscreened" to mean "maximized", though I'm not totally sure whether that was the intent.

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