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Meetup : NYC Solstice

The date on this is wrong. It says it is on November 19, 2016, while the website says it is on December 19, 2015.

September 2015 Media Thread

Just finished reading Happiness: A Very Short Introduction by Daniel M. Haybron. It was an excellent read, and well worth my time.

Stupid Questions July 2015

What is the joke behind the title "Highly Advanced Epistemology 101 for Beginners"? I understand that it's redundant, but is that the only reason why it's supposed to be funny, or is there some further underlying joke?

Edit: Or, to be clearer, why was the title not just " Highly Advanced Epistemology 101"? I understand that there may be a separate joke given the juxtaposition of "Highly Advanced" and "101".

Beware of Other-Optimizing

I think that's commonly referred to as a lost purpose here on Less Wrong.

Seeking Estimates for P(Hell)

I think the scenario of an AI torturing humans in the future is very, very unlikely. For most possible goals an AI could have, it will have ways to accomplish them that are more effective than torturing humans.

Reductionist research strategies and their biases

I don't see this as a Gish Gallop, as it doesn't even appear to me to be an argument. It just looks like a list of biases that reductionists should take extra care to avoid. The "should" part wasn't argued, just assumed.

2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey

Yes, last year. I expect with 75% confidence that it will happen again this year.

State of the Solstice 2014

I was actually in New York City on the actual date of the solstice, December 21. I'll be living there in a year from now, and this post makes me excited about taking in part in next year's event!

State of the Solstice 2014

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