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Meetup : Believing and Deciding - Melbourne Rationality Dojo, May 2017

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Meetup : The future of rationality in Melbourne

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Meetup : Melb Rationality Dojo, March: Communication and Cognitive Biases

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Meetup : Melbourne Rationality Dojo, February - Tai Chi & Lightning Talks

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Meetup : Melbourne Rationality Dojo, January - Lightning Talks

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Meetup : Conflicted Brains & Competing Goals: The Non-Unitary Self

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Meetup : LW Melbourne: A Bayesian Guide on How to Read a Scientific Paper

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Meetup : LW Melbourne: Lightning talks

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Meetup : Less Wrong Melb: Social dinner

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Meetup : Language – The Stuff of Thought (Rationality Dojo - Melbourne)

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Also, I wasn't effusive enough: thank you so much. I love what you're doing with this site.

Feedback on the mobile site.

Using Chrome on a Nexus 6P running Android 8.1.

The suboptimal: The mobile view has no margin at all on the sides, which makes it unpleasant to read. [Screenshot](https://image.ibb.co/jwaHaR/Screenshot 20171215 223941.png) I had to write this comment in my text ed...(read more)

Fair enough, and taking it that way, I think the reasoning does hold up.

Thanks - ahntharhapik seemed obvious but I missed khanfhighur. (Khanfhighur is much more obvious now when I imagine it with an American accent.)

Re my original question, I'm still curious whether there are any clues about the language itself (other than that there are obvious cognates with English ...(read more)

Out of curiosity, do we know anything about the native language of the hero? Ahntharhapik and khanfhighur don't seem to be from existing languages (Edit: by which I mean, using this or similar spelling). Is there anything significant here for the story, or is Eliezer (say) just avoiding the assum...(read more)

> Libertarianism secretly relies on most individuals being prosocial enough to tip at a restaurant they won't ever visit again.

I'm puzzled that you gave that specific example, given that it's obviously wrong. Most countries do not have a culture of tipping, and their economies don't implode. They...(read more)

When you pick up a cup of water... the force exerted by your hand must be zero.

Unless you are holding the cup up, supporting it against the force of gravity.

Agreed - the article is remarkably rational for a mainstream media op-ed.