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Open thread, Oct. 03 - Oct. 09, 2016

Search for adult swimming lessons. Everyone there will be as embarrassed as you are. Or try to find swimming lessons out of town, then you won't accidentally meet people who know you.

Open Thread May 16 - May 22, 2016

This distinction is blurry. Which side do boycotts fall on?

Open Thread May 9 - May 15 2016

I think that parenting skills are a good example of such situation

Lesswrong 2016 Survey

I have taken the survey.

Open thread, Mar. 14 - Mar. 20, 2016

Then living in a wilderness and cutting trees would be much better. Or some kinds of manual work where you can see the fruits of your labor, e.g. gardening. I believe that activities like these would be better suited for connecting mental and physical parts of a person.

Open thread, Mar. 14 - Mar. 20, 2016

Strongly disagree with 2) and 3). I think you mean them as a proxy for 'become more social, make more connections, find ways to fit in a local culture', but quality of connections usually matters more than quantity. But in many circles that are likely to matter for a typical LWer 3) is likely to be useless and likely benefits of 2) are achievable without drinking or with a very modest drinking.

Open thread, Mar. 14 - Mar. 20, 2016

Would this description pass an ideological Turing test?

AlphaGo versus Lee Sedol

Lee Sedol isn't at the top of Go ratings. How would Ke Jie fare against AlphaGo? A match against the best human player would be a better test of AlphaGo capabilities.

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