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Meetup : Portland, OR: Improv for Rationalists

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Meetup : Portland Teachable Skills Discussion

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Rationality Quotes July 2014

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[LINK] Latinus rationalior ist.

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[LINK] Reinventing Explanation: Data Presentation as Intuition Pump

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I don't think I've ever used a text that *didn't*. "We have" is "we have as a theorem/premise". In most cases this is an unimportant distinction to make, so you could be forgiven for not noticing, if no one ever mentioned why they were using a weird syntactic construction like that rather than plain...(read more)

That would make it a terrible at being a medium of exchange or a store of value, though, wouldn't it? No one knows how much it's worth, and you have to acquire some, pass it off, and then (on their side) turn it into currency every time you use it.

Will only matters for green lanterns.

If you can't succeed without first getting mass adoption, then you can't succeed. See the 'success' of Medium, and how it required losing everything they set out to do.

If Arbital has failed, Arbital has failed. Building neoTumblr and hoping to turn it into Arbital later won't make it fail any les...(read more)

Arbital has vague positive affect from being an attempt to solve a big problem in a potentially really impactful way.

Yet Another Blogging Platform, without the special features envisioned originally, is not solving a big problem (or actually any problem), and has a maximum plausible impact of "mak...(read more)

It seems disingenuous to call this new project Arbital.

I agree with Christian. Did Arbital ever even come out of closed beta? My impression was that it did not, and you still needed to be whitelisted to have the chance to contribute.

Absolutely, would move immediately. Inconveniently I am currently at the "impoverished App Academy student" level.