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Meetup : Toronto EA meetup

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Meetup : Toronto: making hard decisions

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Meetup : Toronto: Meet Malo from MIRI

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Meetup : Toronto: Our guest: Cat Lavigne from the Center for Applied Rationality

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Meetup : Toronto: fight/flight/freeze experiences

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Meetup : Toronto - The nature of discourse; what works, what doesn't

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Meetup : Toronto - What's all this about Bayesian Probability and stuff?!

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Meetup : Toronto - Rational Debate: Will Rationality Make You Rich? ... and other topics

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Meetup : Toronto THINK

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Questions from potential donors to Giving What We Can, 80,000 Hours and EAA

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I've got a few people interested in an effective altruism version of this, plus a small database of cards. Suggestions on how to proceed?

I got the same piece of advice - to think about things in terms of "wants" rather than "shoulds" or "have tos" - from someone outside the LW bubble, but in the context of things like doing my tax returns.

She teaches social skills to nerds at CFAR workshops. She has an incredibly positive view of humanity and of what people are capable of, and meeting her massively increased the size of my reference class for what a rational person is like.

LW Women Submissions

a call for anonymous submissions by the women on LW

Seven women submitted

uh... could this be rephrased?

I'm a very satisfied customer from the March workshop. The biggest win for me has been with social skills - it turns out that anxiety had been making me stupid, and that if I de-stress then whole new parts of my brain spring into action. And that was just one of a large number of practical insights....(read more)

The best thing about this was that there was very little status dynamic within the CFAR house - we were all learning together as equals.

- Agree with [purchasing non-sketchiness signalling and utilons separately](http://lesswrong.com/lw/6z/purchase_fuzzies_and_utilons_separately/). This is especially important if like jkaufman a lot of your value comes as an effective altruist role model

- Agree that if diversification is the only w...(read more)

> I can imagine having a preference for saving at least X lives

I feel like you've got a point here but I'm not quite getting it. Our preferences are defined over outcomes, and I struggle to see how "saving X lives" can be seen as an *outcome* - I see outcomes more along the lines of "X number of p...(read more)

I felt like I gained one insight, which I attempted to [summarize in my own words in this comment](http://lesswrong.com/lw/grl/an_attempt_to_dissolve_subjective_expectation_and/8idp).

It also slightly brought into focus for me the distinction between "theoretical decision processes I can fantasize ...(read more)

I can imagine that if you design an agent by starting off with a reinforcement learner, and then bolting some model-based planning stuff on the side, then the model will necessarily need to tag one of its objects as "self". Otherwise the reinforcement part would have trouble telling the model-based ...(read more)