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[Link] Pareto improvements are rarer than they seem

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2017-10-08 - London Rationalish meetup

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[Link] Authenticity vs. factual accuracy

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[Link] Costs are not benefits

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[Link] GiveWell: A case study in effective altruism, part 1

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[Link] Six principles of a truth-friendly discourse

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Diaspora roundup thread, 23rd June 2016

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Diaspora roundup thread, 15th June 2016

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The Sally-Anne fallacy

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Meetup : London rationalish meetup - 2016-03-20

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For assertive-but-weak, the example that's coming to mind is Brendan Fraser's character at the start of Bedazzled (a mediocre film). He tries to playfully tease his coworkers, he invites himself to their plans; but his body language says he'd run away if you looked at him funny, and he's scared to t...(read more)

It didn't work for me on linux either. `npm install` gave out a lot of warnings about outdated packages, I don't know if they were talking about my preexisting environment or about something in the LW2 repo. `npm start` took over half an hour before I went away, and when I came back many hours...(read more)

I'm in a similar place except for #2.

Another thing that would make me more likely to contribute would be having an easy-to-setup test database to work with, instead of having to create users, articles etc. manually.

I think London has a lot of potential that I sometimes worry is going untapped because I'm not a great organiser. But our assets include: * Meetups that currently draw 15+ people more often than not * A group house that sometimes hosts those meetups (and has also hosted two secular solstices) *...(read more)

On a separate note, for a while we had bragging threads, and I liked those.

You're not in Berkeley, so it's worth asking whether "Elo hadn't heard about these things" correlates meaningfully with anything particularly relevant here. I mean, there's a plausible story where the fact you haven't heard about them is part of the problem: if someone else had done the things, m...(read more)

My food example doesn't feel to me like the food is particularly close to the networking. Which is to say, I agree with your last sentence. (I don't feel like I'm trying to propose a definition here, just gesture vaguely at a cluster and some features of it that seem relevant. Similarly, I don't ...(read more)

> He found himself wanting them before ever getting any (so it’s not that he got some, found that he enjoyed getting them, and wanted them for the sake of that enjoyment). He found out they existed by getting one. Regardless, this feels like not quite the thing. It's not that he didn't enjoy g...(read more)

> Only if you say "getting a license is great and worth sacrificing for, but I haven't bothered" will people notice the apparent contradiction and downweight your opinion I don't think I'd have the anti-hypocrisy flinch in that situation. I'd have it if they say "everyone should get a license, if...(read more)

It sounds like you expect someone at level 7 or higher to agree with the first part of #6: > I anticipate with less likelihood waking up as a copy that will die soon after the procedure—or for some other reason has a lower amplitude according to the Born rule—as a continuous function I don't t...(read more)