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Describing LessWrong in one paragraph

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Eight political demands that I hope we can agree on

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How do we change our minds? A meetup blueprint

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Expertise Exchange

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Looking and the no-self

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Shit rationalists say - 2018

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The Dogma of Evidence-based Medicine

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Open Thread - January 2018

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Will IOTA work as promized?

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List of civilisational inadequacy

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Recent Comments

Maybe, put every new user who receives an downvote but no upvotes from users with >100 karma into a mode where their comments are only visible by mods and themselves till the mod approves the user?

Even when it comes to high level foreign policy issues I wouldn't expect that no content is shared with spouses. Sharing content in an attributed way with spouses doesn't prevent attendees from speaking freely.

> Having a time at the end where people can waive their right to Chatham House Rule if they feel that they didn't say anything they dont mind being public.

It's my feeling that it isn't a good idea for this to be part of the main rule set because different events organizers have different ideas abo...(read more)

I did run the last LessWrong meetups in Berlin under the Chatham House rule and I share the feeling that the part about keeping participant lists secret is costly, hard to follow and while most people intuitively understand that sharing personal content can be problematic many people don't have the ...(read more)

It was my memory from the discussion where the idea of having the moderation log was born, was that including the post text per default makes sense.

In a forum where there's one trusted moderator team that does all the moderation decision I don't think it's an issue when deleted posts are completel...(read more)

Where did you get your numbers? Falcon Heavy brings up 26 tons to GEO for 90 million (by the price on the website without additional deals).

Also given the time-spans that are involved it would make sense to wait for BFR to bring down the prices. It also would be a good payload for a maiden mission...(read more)

If we admit that we don't know the truth we can still calibrate ourselves with reality through feedback processes.

For those who know German https://media.ccc.de/v/24c3-2334-de-die\_wahrheit\_und\_was\_wirklich_passierte is a great view of that kind of Skeptic thinking.

In the case of Radical Hone...(read more)

I'm happy about any "we". that the author of a comment finds appropriate.

When asking questions with the intent to stimulate discussions it's useful to choose a level of specificity that allows plenty of different answers and not narrow down the field of possible answers unnecessarily.

In a lot of his articles Chapman uses the word system with the meaning the term has in developmental psychology and particularly in Kegan's writing. It's what Kegan labels as level 4. I don't think "system that a human could execute" is a gloss that would allow someone without any background to dist...(read more)