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Meetup : Dallas, TX

I cannot make that date and time, but I hope to hear it goes well.

Knowledge ready for Ankification

I use the Incremental_Reading_Extension and View_Size_Adjust add-ons. They work.

I can't compare them to SuperMemo, which I have not used. They do not work with AnkiDroid at all.

Jay, I've just been playing with these. They work. Technically. But the formatting all seems to be lost. It is much less pleasant to read an article grabbed from wikipedia when all the formatting and hyperlinking has been lost. Do you have a workaround for this problem that you use?
Knowledge ready for Ankification

I'd like to see the Anki manual itself turned into an Anki deck. No one has yet done this. I've not yet completed my incremental reading of that document, and I therefore lack a deck worth sharing.

One gets better results from learning before memorizing, and creating one's own deck makes a good way to understand a complex subject. That said, having an Anki deck for the Anki manual itself would make a fine set of training wheels for the bicycle, so to speak.

"Incremental reading" in the Wozinak sense? How are you doing that? (My biggest complaint with Anki is the lack of Incremental Reading capability.)
Meetup :St.Louis MO: Psycology of memorization, Thiel Fellow James Koppel, and games

I grew up in the Saint Louis area, and I lived there until 2008.

Despite St. Louis's recent improvements in public transportation, driving will work best. If you fly to attend, you might arrive at the St. Louis Downtown Airport--which lies across the state line in Illinois. You will probably arrive at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. In both cases, plan to drive to your destination. If you stay more than twenty-four hours, a rented car will serve you best.

Was this meant to be a reply to CAE_Jones? Either way you're definitely right. I've arranged transportation for me and the two people I know IRL who will be attending, and for this particular meetup, if I know in advance, I can probably convince our ride to pick up an extra passenger or two. But in general you need to get a car to navigate St.Louis.
Meetup : Dallas - Fort Worth Less Wrong Meetup 4/29/12

Good work on taking the initiative to start the L.W. meetup. Kudos!

I can't attend in the listed hours. I live in the area, but I work third shift and sleep days.

The Strangest Thing An AI Could Tell You

@Liron, consciousness as an after-the-fact rationalization would surprise you?

And this post seems suspiciously like a set-up for Sterling's short story "The Compassionate, the Digital."

Yeah, because I'm sure that consciously representing "I want to implement this software feature" is a direct cause of that software feature getting implemented. I would be surprised if you couldn't analyze the feature-implementation phenomenon by pointing to consciously-represented goals and subgoals.
Affective Death Spirals

Please define "magisteria" in the follow-up post. I tried three dictionaries without finding its definition.