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Comment author: soundchaser 28 October 2010 07:58:35PM 5 points [-]

Hi. I've been a lurker since before Less Wrong existed, reading though the sequences as they existed on Overcoming Bias. I regularly read new posts on Less Wrong and have made it through a couple of the sequences, but have failed to internalize much.

I am very interested in the topics discussed here and have recently decided to take a more active role in the community as well as really learning the existing material.

A little about me personally. I'm a 23, male, computer programmer ('software engineer') that has essentially slacked off his entire life. I have extremely varied intellectual interests ranging from the arts, music, and design to computer programming, programming languages, mathematics, human intelligence augmentation, medicine, computer science, and artificial intelligence. It is rare that I find something that I am not in any way interested. I have studied mathematics and computer science formally.

I can't necessarily call myself a rationalist because I lack pretty much all instrumental rationality. I am generally very rational in thought, but not in action.

I think the materials available on Less Wrong are both awesome and intimidating. I feel like I have already learned a lot, but know that I have really only scraped the tip of the iceberg.

(Located in North Carolina)

Comment author: AdeleneDawner 15 November 2010 06:53:21PM 0 points [-]

(Located in North Carolina)

Hey, that makes two of us. Where about?

Comment author: soundchaser 15 November 2010 07:57:58PM *  1 point [-]

Raleigh, what about you?

Comment author: AdeleneDawner 15 November 2010 09:45:18PM 0 points [-]

Durham, here, right by Duke University, though I'll be moving to another part of the city early next year, with some luck.

I don't drive, but if we scare up a couple more people nearby and start a meetup group, it'd be worth taking a cab to, I bet.

Comment author: soundchaser 16 November 2010 02:31:22AM 0 points [-]

Having a meetup here would be great. I know a couple people that would attend, but I'm not too sure of the overall readership here.