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Where are we?

24 Post author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 09:51PM

I'm enjoying lesswrong.com a lot so far, and it sounds like the last LW/OB meetup was a lot of fun. MBlume asks:

So far there've only been LW/OB meetups in the Bay area -- is there any way we could plot the geographic distribution of LW members and determine whether there are other spots where we could get a good meetup going?

I don't think that there are so many of us that we need an automated system for this; the threading system should be enough.I'll post a few top-level comments for various parts of the world, and encourage you all to follow up and tell us where you are. Ideally, find a comment that has where you live in it already and add "me too".

I'll try to keep this post updated with useful things. I can't wait to play Paranoid Debating!

Edit: Please don't post where you live in a new top-level comment! Try to find a comment referring to the rough geographic region you live in and post under that; it'll make this post easier to navigate.  I've divided the world into three (North America, Europe, everywhere else); posting under those comments will help.  Thanks!

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Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 04 April 2009 01:46:47AM 0 points [-]

Post in this thread if you're female. (I'm not; just wondering.)

Comment author: Alicorn 04 April 2009 02:30:25AM 0 points [-]

I'm female. Why is this a matter of interest?

Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 04 April 2009 02:41:17AM 1 point [-]

I'm curious about who reads the site, I guess.

Comment author: byrnema 07 April 2009 03:42:45AM 0 points [-]

It would be neat to know the distribution. (I'm F.)

Comment author: free_rip 22 September 2010 10:15:59AM 0 points [-]

I doubt we'll get an idea of distribution from this thread, but I'm female.

Comment author: byrnema 22 September 2010 12:20:38PM 2 points [-]

Thanks, I'm glad to know that. Since I made that comment, there's been a survey and they found that about 3% of us are female. Maybe it's as high as 10% or 20% with error and lurkers, but we're still a minority.

Have you been following Less Wrong for a while, or have you recently come across it?

Comment author: free_rip 25 January 2011 10:57:50AM 1 point [-]

I'm new, as evidenced by the fact that until now I did not realize I had a handy inbox that told me about replies. (Yes, that was an apology for taking so long to respond. cough Sorry.) Haven't been on much since I joined (few months past) what with exams, but hoping to become a little less of a lurker now that they're finished and I've read through a fair bit of the sequences and whatnot.

I kind of wish there were sequences on math and science and other such things on this site - I can get most of the concepts, but I'm still in high school and the maths goes over my head sometimes.

Comment author: shokwave 25 January 2011 11:16:51AM 1 point [-]

People have recommended betterexplained and khan academy for math mostly and some science.

Comment author: free_rip 26 January 2011 12:29:25AM 2 points [-]

Thank you! Betterexplained is alright, but Khan Academy is amazing - easy, simple, great layout, progress tracking, instructional videos, challenges. I'm working my way through the logarithms track at the moment. (Yes, I am that far behind all of you.)

Comment author: rwallace 03 April 2009 08:15:58AM 1 point [-]

Dublin, Ireland.

Comment author: Laoch 03 March 2011 10:51:06AM 0 points [-]

Limerick, Ireland.

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 02 April 2009 10:44:27PM 1 point [-]

Anyone from Russia? I live in Moscow.

Comment author: khafra 03 April 2009 03:56:26AM 0 points [-]

I live in St. Petersburg. Unfortunately, that's Florida, not Russia. Which is a shame, because I'm always impressed by your comments, and usually learn something. спасибо.

Comment author: Vladimir_Golovin 03 April 2009 06:11:15AM *  1 point [-]

Rostov-na-Donu here :)

I know a couple of guys here in Rostov (was quite surprised to discover them!) who are interested in That Which Cannot Be Named Yet. They could definitely learn a lot from reading LW and the OB corpus, but unfortunately their English isn't good enough.

(BTW, I didn't think you were from Moscow, thought you're an immigrant -- your English is way too good for a regular Russian.)

Comment author: cousin_it 03 April 2009 05:59:29AM 1 point [-]

Me too.

Comment author: BT_Uytya 04 December 2011 05:06:23PM 0 points [-]

I'm from Bashkortostan, but now I live in Dolgoprudny, Moscow Oblast because, you know, I'm a student and my university is located there.

Comment author: haig 03 April 2009 05:17:29AM 0 points [-]

Los Angeles, Ca

Comment author: MBlume 03 April 2009 06:08:39AM 1 point [-]

hey, just so you know, there's some other southern californians hanging out down-thread

Comment author: michaelhoney 03 April 2009 03:26:39AM 0 points [-]

Canberra, Australia.

Comment author: Virge 04 April 2009 01:38:54PM 0 points [-]

Melbourne, Australia

Comment author: TomM 20 January 2011 03:17:57AM 0 points [-]

Melbourne as well...

Comment author: Ppeach 21 September 2010 07:12:48AM 0 points [-]


Comment author: matt 21 September 2010 01:35:37AM 0 points [-]


Comment author: Patrick 20 September 2010 08:55:42AM 0 points [-]

Same here.

Comment author: MattFisher 03 April 2009 03:54:35AM 0 points [-]

Sydney, Australia

But I could make it to Canberra ;)

Comment author: zemaj 21 September 2010 08:52:44AM 0 points [-]


Comment author: janm 20 September 2010 12:15:53PM 0 points [-]

Sydney, Australia too.

Comment author: erratio 12 September 2010 09:51:37AM 0 points [-]

Sydney here too

Comment author: JamesCole 27 September 2010 02:06:32PM 0 points [-]

Brisbane, Australia

Comment author: [deleted] 03 April 2009 03:01:09AM 0 points [-]

I'd love to meet any of you near Atlanta, GA!

Comment author: chronophasiac 03 April 2009 11:26:35AM 2 points [-]

Yup, me too.

Comment author: PhilGoetz 03 April 2009 03:00:21AM 2 points [-]

Why are people voting the comments on this post up and down? 7 completely neutral comments expressing where people live have been voted down to zero. That's crazy.

Comment author: MBlume 03 April 2009 03:17:09AM 3 points [-]

cipher and I removed the upvotes from our own comments since we were making lots of comments to give structure to the thread, and did not feel it was fair for us to earn karma from them.

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 April 2009 06:16:17AM 0 points [-]

Don't worry about it, we'll get rid of karma for self-upvotes later.

Comment author: ciphergoth 03 April 2009 08:05:50AM 1 point [-]

Unless you're confident that later will be soon, it still seems to make sense to work around the system for now.

BTW, MBlume, nice bit of mind reading, I was impressed by that!

Comment author: MBlume 03 April 2009 08:10:58AM 0 points [-]

lol, thanks =)

Comment author: komponisto 03 April 2009 06:24:16AM 4 points [-]

So (in other words) you want to require actual upvotes (from others) to earn karma, rather than merely avoiding downvotes. Are you sure this is a good idea?

Why shouldn't one's own vote count?

Comment author: Emile 03 April 2009 08:03:45AM 7 points [-]

Because right now user karma correlates more strongly with post count than with post quality. You get what you measure, so that needs to be fixed.

Comment author: komponisto 04 April 2009 01:44:04AM 2 points [-]

But why shouldn't it correlate with post count? That way the incentive structure encourages active participation; under the system Eliezer prefers, people might be tempted to hold back.

Is this there a need to correct things in this direction? Are we getting too many low-quality posts and comments?

(I also think that the automatic self-upvote makes sense on the grounds that making a comment should itself be considered a statement about what sort of comments the user would like to see more of. If not, the user can always undo the upvote.)

Comment author: Emile 04 April 2009 07:34:37AM 3 points [-]

But why shouldn't it correlate with post count? That way the incentive structure encourages active participation; under the system Eliezer prefers, people might be tempted to hold back.

Since comments tend to get upvoted more often than downvoted, why would people hold back? A comment's 'expected karma' would still be positive :)

We can still add an extra "post count" to a user's profile if anybody needs to know that.

And no, I don't think that this site is glutted with low-quality comments, but it's young and I already can't keep track of all that's being said, so a gentle nudge in the "quality over quantity" direction would be a Good Thing.

Comment author: SoullessAutomaton 04 April 2009 01:52:21AM 4 points [-]

But why shouldn't it correlate with post count? That way the incentive structure encourages active participation; under the system Eliezer prefers, people might be tempted to hold back.

That depends on whether or not total karma is supposed to indicate anything meaningful. As is, it will mostly indicate how early a member joined and how active they've been.

Comment author: steven0461 03 April 2009 12:22:56PM *  0 points [-]

I downvoted a few comments on the same principle yesterday, but I see those have been repaired. Hope people didn't take it as disapproval.

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 April 2009 12:36:33PM 3 points [-]

Okay seriously, don't worry about this, it'll get fixed eventually and then we don't want to have to run back and change everything back around. A few points of temporary karma are not important.

Comment author: flawed_skull 03 April 2009 03:59:38PM 0 points [-]

New Jersey! Arent there enough OB/LWers to make a greater new york area meetup once in 2 months possible?

Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 09:52:08PM 3 points [-]

Post in this thread if you live in the US or Canada.

Comment author: CronoDAS 03 April 2009 01:10:20AM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live within what you consider easy driving distance from New York City.

Comment author: MichaelBishop 03 April 2009 08:54:37PM 0 points [-]

I visit NYC several times a year - whatever that's worth. I live in Chicago though.

Comment author: robzahra 05 April 2009 04:46:37PM 1 point [-]

NYC area: Rob Zahra, AlexU, and Michael Vassar sometimes...

Comment author: Zvi 04 April 2009 09:47:49PM 1 point [-]

I live in NYC proper.

Comment author: Kenny 12 April 2009 02:55:28PM 1 point [-]


Comment author: crazypaki 03 April 2009 08:20:06AM 1 point [-]

ay, North Kersey for me and I am in the city 3-4 days a week

Comment author: CronoDAS 03 April 2009 01:10:46AM 1 point [-]

I live in central New Jersey.

Comment author: dclayh 03 April 2009 02:14:09AM 1 point [-]

Me too: Princeton.

Comment author: Pavitra 06 October 2009 06:05:55AM 0 points [-]

Fairfield, Iowa.

Comment author: Michelle 07 April 2009 08:18:54AM 3 points [-]

Victoria, BC

Comment author: Owen_Richardson 09 April 2011 12:23:57AM 1 point [-]

Also Victoria, BC.

(Same person as user "Eoghanalbar", which I'm not using anymore.)

Comment author: evtujo 04 April 2009 02:41:32PM 1 point [-]


Comment author: GuySrinivasan 04 April 2009 01:04:52AM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in the Pacific Northwest.

Comment author: GuySrinivasan 04 April 2009 01:05:36AM 1 point [-]

I live in Redmond, WA.

Comment author: ameriver 27 April 2011 07:49:43AM 0 points [-]

I'm in central Oregon

Comment author: Chase_Johnson 03 April 2009 05:44:16PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live within driving distance of Dallas, TX.

Comment author: SilasBarta 26 October 2009 09:27:09PM 1 point [-]

Waco, TX. (Prompt reply, I know...)

Comment author: Simulacra 17 April 2009 12:22:49AM 1 point [-]

Sugar Land (Houston area), not exactly day trip material but with sufficient notice I could make something.

Comment author: MrHen 08 April 2009 09:54:06PM 1 point [-]

I'm currently in Tyler, TX.

Comment author: Chase_Johnson 03 April 2009 05:44:30PM 1 point [-]

I live in Richardson.

Comment author: Rune 03 April 2009 01:57:19PM 1 point [-]

Waterloo, Ontario.

Comment author: BrandonReinhart 03 April 2009 10:15:13AM 1 point [-]

Seattle, WA

Comment author: Aurini 03 April 2009 09:10:10AM 1 point [-]

Calgary, Alberta.

Comment author: swestrup 03 April 2009 04:15:56AM 2 points [-]

Montreal, Canada

Comment author: Pierre-Andre 03 April 2009 01:56:18PM 1 point [-]

Québec, Qc, Canada.

Comment author: Cyan 03 April 2009 03:23:03AM 1 point [-]

Ottawa, Canada.

Comment author: MichaelGR 03 April 2009 04:15:20AM 1 point [-]

I'm moving to Ottawa on May 1st.

How many people do we need to have quorum?

Comment author: Cyan 03 April 2009 04:01:02PM 5 points [-]

One representative from each of the twelve colonies.

Comment author: MichaelGR 03 April 2009 04:04:35PM 3 points [-]

Can I be Caprica?

Comment author: Cyan 03 April 2009 10:52:25PM 2 points [-]

Certainly! And I shall be the Vogon representative.

Comment author: LongInTheTooth 03 April 2009 03:44:03PM 1 point [-]

Ottawa, Canada

Comment author: PhilGoetz 03 April 2009 03:01:05AM *  3 points [-]
Comment author: ChrisBrown 03 April 2009 09:09:41PM 1 point [-]

In the NoVA/DC area as well.

Comment author: Jack 03 April 2009 07:53:16PM 1 point [-]

Me too.

Comment author: MBlume 03 April 2009 04:29:47PM 5 points [-]

glad I'm not the only Bayesian who loves OotS

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 April 2009 04:36:08PM 4 points [-]

rest assured...

Comment author: DSimon 13 October 2011 07:20:12PM 0 points [-]

I'm not officially in DC, but I'm close enough to have a metro stop within walking distance of my house.

Comment author: badger 03 April 2009 02:51:23AM 1 point [-]

Phoenix, Arizona

Comment author: AndySimpson 03 April 2009 04:22:58AM 1 point [-]

Wohoo! Glendale.

Comment author: janos 03 April 2009 02:45:50AM 1 point [-]

I'm mostly a lurker, but I'm in Toronto.

Comment author: MichaelGR 03 April 2009 02:20:29AM 1 point [-]

Canada, Ottawa.

Comment author: jimrandomh 02 April 2009 10:14:58PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in New England

Comment author: imaxwell 03 April 2009 02:30:19AM 1 point [-]

I attend the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, and live on campus.

I am in Massachusetts about every other weekend on average, and I considered posting this in "Massachusetts." I could easily make a MA meetup.

Comment author: jimrandomh 02 April 2009 10:15:19PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in Massachusetts

Comment author: Alicorn 02 April 2009 10:35:28PM *  3 points [-]

I live in Amherst, MA.

Should we also be posting how mobile we are? I rely on the bus system and the goodwill of my roommate to get around. I couldn't attend an event in, say, Boston unless there was carpooling.

Comment author: adb 03 April 2009 05:21:17PM 1 point [-]

Medford, MA. Enjoyed the OB meetup on the MIT campus, which was convenient since I work across the street. I'd be up to renting a car and driving to Amherst or New Hampshire for a meetup on a weekend, especially if there was time for hiking.

Comment author: grobstein 03 April 2009 05:04:34AM 1 point [-]

Cambridge, MA. Rarely venture beyond Boston metro area.

However, I'll in the Pioneer Valley on Apr. 17-19, if anyone is interested in a meetup that Sunday (19th), say NoHo or Amherst.

Comment author: Alicorn 03 April 2009 02:53:12PM 1 point [-]

The bus is less friendly on weekends, but I could get as far as Amherst Center (and back) without spending unduly long waiting for multiple buses.

Comment author: James_Miller 02 April 2009 11:02:33PM *  1 point [-]

I live in South Deerfield, MA and work in Northampton

Contact me at EconomicProf@Yahoo.com

Comment author: jimrandomh 02 April 2009 10:15:38PM 1 point [-]

I live in Bedford, MA

Comment author: Nick_Roy 25 March 2011 04:05:27AM 0 points [-]

I live in Plymouth, MA during the summer, and am able to get to Boston.

Comment author: [deleted] 04 December 2011 06:04:18PM 0 points [-]

West Hartford, CT.


Comment author: MBlume 02 April 2009 09:57:18PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in California

Comment author: dfranke 02 April 2009 10:32:03PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in the Bay Area.

Comment author: dfranke 02 April 2009 10:32:18PM 1 point [-]

I live in San Francisco.

Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 04 April 2009 01:44:43AM 1 point [-]

I live in Santa Clara, but I don't have a car, so...

Comment author: rhollerith 03 April 2009 04:11:00PM *  1 point [-]

I live in Marin County.

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 April 2009 10:12:51AM 1 point [-]

I live in Redwood City, at least for now.

Comment author: orthonormal 03 April 2009 07:48:05AM 1 point [-]

I live in Berkeley.

Comment author: [deleted] 23 August 2010 10:01:09PM 1 point [-]

I live in Davis.

Comment author: zntneo 04 April 2011 03:56:46AM 0 points [-]

I live in seaside,ca.

Comment author: MBlume 04 April 2011 04:14:21AM 0 points [-]

Hey there. I think our current closest regular meetup is at Tortuga in Mountain View, which is to say -- miles away from you. If you're inclined to try hosting your own meetup, I strongly suspect you'd at least hear from some UCSC folk.

Comment author: kithpendragon 22 February 2012 09:23:37PM 0 points [-]

Harrisburg, PA

Comment author: windmil 02 January 2012 01:47:08AM 0 points [-]

Florida, the central part.

Comment author: r_claypool 15 June 2011 03:37:47AM 0 points [-]

Nashville, Tennessee

Comment author: JackEmpty 14 March 2011 11:01:11AM *  0 points [-]

New Brunswick, Canada.

Comment author: hewhocutsdown 20 December 2010 08:20:50PM 0 points [-]

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Comment author: jwhendy 09 January 2011 04:18:26AM 0 points [-]

St. Paul, Minnesota -- I see there was a meetup in 2009 but could't find anything else... how many Minnesotans are there? Can we get together?

Comment author: robzahra 02 April 2009 11:59:20PM *  4 points [-]

This post is a good idea, but wouldn't it be easier for everyone to join the less wrong facebook group? I'm not positive, but I think the geographical sorting can then be easily viewed automatically. You could then invite the subgroups to their own group, and easily send group messages.

Comment author: ciphergoth 03 April 2009 01:15:29PM 1 point [-]

I thought of that, but quite a few folk seemed to object to the idea of using Facebook here, so I thought this was the safest option. I'm in the Facebook group too, as Paul Crowley.

Comment author: DragonGod 24 August 2017 09:22:25PM 1 point [-]

I'm from Nigeria.

Comment author: oge 26 August 2017 01:25:20PM 0 points [-]

Where in Nigeria?

Comment author: DragonGod 28 August 2017 08:02:32PM 0 points [-]

I live in Lagos, but I'm currently at my University; it's in Ogun state.

You're (presumably) Nigerian as well (Yoruba from your name)?

Comment author: oge 29 August 2017 08:52:52PM 0 points [-]

Haha, I live in Lagos too. One day we'll have a proper meetup :)

Comment author: DragonGod 30 August 2017 12:04:59PM 0 points [-]

Okay. :)

Comment author: Epiphany 23 September 2012 08:01:55PM *  2 points [-]

The location I'm providing is a little vague because I want to say where I am, but posting that as a female almost guarantees a loss of anonymity in various contexts. I'm in the Western United States. For those using find in page, my region includes:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Comment author: steven0461 31 October 2009 05:29:49AM 2 points [-]

Would it be a good idea to bump this to the front page every now and then?

Comment author: Douglas_Knight 01 November 2009 12:54:54AM *  1 point [-]

Would it be a good idea to bump [the Where are we? thread] to the front page every now and then?

Maybe a link to it in the text of the monthly open thread?

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 01 November 2009 11:41:38AM 1 point [-]

And to the Welcome thread.

Comment author: matt 03 April 2009 09:36:30PM *  15 points [-]

The Less Wrong visit map:

global lesswrong visitors

  1. United States 31,827
  2. United Kingdom 6,662
  3. Canada 4,399
  4. Australia 2,943
  5. Finland 1,726
  6. Germany 1,502
  7. Netherlands 1,001
  8. Sweden 989
  9. New Zealand 750
  10. France 691
  11. Russia 577
  12. Ireland 524
  13. Brazil 434
  14. Israel 410
  15. Denmark 390
  16. Croatia 331
  17. India 327
  18. Belgium 322
  19. Japan 293
  20. Poland 288
  21. Austria 261
  22. Norway 247
  23. China 233
  24. Italy 192
  25. Spain 190

And some more detail:

(edit: credit to Google Analytics for all of the heavy lifting in this comment)

Comment author: AllanCrossman 04 April 2009 05:36:20PM 7 points [-]

This map would be better if it was based on visits divided by population. Currently it shows America as much darker than Britain even though Britain has about the same per capita LW readership... (and a considerably higher readership per landmass).

(Of course, getting the population for each country would be a right pain, so I don't blame you.)

Comment author: ciphergoth 11 April 2009 02:40:49PM 4 points [-]

This map would be best of all if it were an LW cartogram!

Comment author: Suryc11 21 December 2011 09:45:38AM 0 points [-]

Is there an updated version of this? I don't have the know-how to do it myself.

Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 09:53:09PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live outside Europe, the US, or Canada.

Comment author: y0math 02 June 2012 06:15:18PM 1 point [-]

Mumbai, India

Comment author: michaelkeenan 06 April 2009 07:20:51AM 1 point [-]

Taipei, Taiwan.

Comment author: blogospheroid 06 April 2009 04:20:58AM 1 point [-]

Bangalore, India, honest confession, a lurker more than a commentor. I feel i don't know enough.

Comment author: Vladimir_Gritsenko 04 April 2009 10:09:30AM 1 point [-]

I can't be the only guy to generate the 410 hits from Israel... if I am, that is very sad.

Comment author: insaneabd 03 April 2009 02:52:16PM 2 points [-]

Lahore, Pakistan

Comment author: [deleted] 03 April 2009 12:03:10PM 2 points [-]

Any other African expats? Rwanda? In fact, I'll see your small central African nation and raise you a Burundi, Uganda, or Eastern Congo if it's not buried in lava by next week.

Comment author: Andrew 03 April 2009 07:50:39AM 2 points [-]

Shanghai, China

Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 09:52:35PM 3 points [-]

Post in this thread if you live in Europe.

Comment author: Bongo 02 April 2009 10:38:40PM 1 point [-]

Post in this thread if you live in Finland.

Comment author: Bongo 02 April 2009 10:38:57PM *  1 point [-]

Comment author: Cunya 03 April 2009 06:05:17AM 1 point [-]

Tampere, but a Hungarian.

Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 05 April 2009 03:33:39PM 1 point [-]

Helsinki here.

Comment author: vizikahn 03 April 2009 07:33:31AM 1 point [-]

I live in Oulu.

Comment author: kluge 04 April 2009 06:26:56PM 1 point [-]

Oulu as well.

Comment author: RichardKennaway 02 April 2009 10:10:26PM 1 point [-]

Norwich, UK.

Comment author: abigailgem 03 April 2009 11:49:21AM *  1 point [-]

Newport, South Wales (Casnewydd, De Cymru). Rarely in London, willing to travel to Bristol or Swansea.

Comment author: gjm 03 April 2009 09:09:24AM 1 point [-]

Cambridge, UK.

Comment author: PaulWright 03 April 2009 11:03:54PM 1 point [-]

Me too! (But gjm knew that).

Comment author: gjm 03 April 2009 11:54:25PM 1 point [-]

I'm mildly surprised that so far there's only the two of us.

Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 09:54:21PM 2 points [-]

I live in London, UK.

Comment author: mathemajician 04 April 2009 10:58:41AM 0 points [-]

Yay London

Comment author: whpearson 03 April 2009 08:11:11AM 1 point [-]

Devon, UK. London meets are a bit far at the moment, but I may be moving.

Comment deleted 02 April 2009 11:34:13PM [-]
Comment author: AlanCrowe 03 April 2009 10:12:10AM 1 point [-]

I'm also in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Comment author: marc 02 April 2009 11:32:57PM 2 points [-]

I'm in London

Comment author: MichaelHoward 02 April 2009 10:09:30PM 3 points [-]

I'm in London, and till we organize something I recommend the UKTA/ExtroBritannia meets.

Comment author: JulianMorrison 02 April 2009 10:48:19PM 1 point [-]

Reading, UK, and UKTA is excellent.

Comment author: taryneast 12 December 2010 11:37:54AM 1 point [-]

I'm in Slough - work in London. This thread is a couple years old, though, any current activity?

Comment author: MichaelHoward 12 December 2010 01:50:45PM 0 points [-]

Hi. Yes, it's still going. The last meeting "The neuropsychology of self control - and its implications for AI and brain simulation" was on 13 November. See my links above for future meetings, and hope to see you there :)

Comment author: taryneast 12 December 2010 03:51:47PM *  0 points [-]

Cool. Thanks. That does sound interesting.

I did check out the group page, but I noticed that you can't see the calendar unless you're a member... but I don't like to join unless I can see the calendar of past events (to see if they're local/relevant/interesting etc)... catch-22 sometimes ;)

Of course, I could join, look, then unjoin - but that's far more effort... especially when you have to be approved first.

Comment author: MichaelHoward 13 December 2010 01:37:17PM 0 points [-]

but I don't like to join unless I can see the calendar of past events (to see if they're local/relevant/interesting etc)... catch-22 sometimes ;)

Hmm... that does seem a little foot-shooting, unless you join too many groups and want a reason not to ;)

There's nothing in the ExtroBritannia list's calendar though, but you can see the events on the blog.

Comment author: taryneast 13 December 2010 03:57:57PM 0 points [-]

unless you join too many groups and want a reason not to ;)

That would be an accurate description of my life ;)

Currently I am interested in way too many things - and have a habit of joining up to all of them to see if I'm interested enough to continue going along...

Unfortunately I am limited by time from going to everything I'd like.

Comment author: taw 02 April 2009 11:05:39PM 3 points [-]

Another Londoner here. By power of statistics there should be enough of us to organize it even the next weekend if we wanted.

If anybody else wants to organize that, go ahead, I don't really have much experience in this. But in case there are no other volunteers I'll do it. So if any Londoners interested in rationalist meetup in some coffeeshop or pub, just email me at Tomasz.Wegrzanowski@gmail.com If there will be 5 or more interested people, I'll suggest some times and places and hopefully we can set the first meetup this way.

The first one is always the hardest, the next one will hopefully be less ad hoc than that.

Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 11:10:23PM 2 points [-]

I'd go for a weekday evening in a pub in town to kick off...

Comment author: JulianMorrison 02 April 2009 11:29:22PM *  1 point [-]

Weekdays are useless to anyone not actually in London - even close by, it would take too long to travel in after work.

Also, pubs are hugely overrated for serious talk, where you want less echoes, less music, less TV and less shouty people. Try a Starbucks?

Edit: meeting near a station or at least Zone 1 tube is also a plus.

Comment author: taryneast 12 December 2010 11:39:23AM 0 points [-]

I'm up for that - Tue/Wed/Thu (tho not in silly season). Alternatively, a weekend midday/afternoon, unless you'd like to come out to Windsor. :)

Comment author: ciphergoth 13 December 2010 06:32:18AM 0 points [-]

The post you're replying to is very old, but see Calling LW Londoners - a meetup on Sunday 2011-01-02 seems likely!

Comment author: taryneast 13 December 2010 09:42:38AM 0 points [-]

Fantastic. Thanks for that :)

Comment author: gaffa 03 April 2009 08:32:53PM 3 points [-]

Post here if you live in Sweden.

Comment author: luff 08 August 2010 05:46:26PM *  1 point [-]

Härnösand, Sweden.

Comment author: NihilCredo 07 August 2010 10:12:14AM 1 point [-]

Uppsala, Sweden.

Comment author: Henrik_Jonsson 18 July 2009 12:13:19AM 2 points [-]

Umeå, Sweden.

Comment author: Dojan 09 October 2013 02:49:10AM *  0 points [-]

Same here! Are you still around?

Comment author: Jens 04 April 2009 05:06:06PM 2 points [-]

Stockholm, Sweden.

Comment author: gaffa 28 April 2011 10:34:29AM 0 points [-]

Gothenburg, Sweden.

Comment author: infotropism 03 April 2009 06:44:17PM 2 points [-]

People of Belgium, unite behind me ... if any.

Comment author: Plasmon 03 March 2011 10:54:41AM 0 points [-]

I'm from Belgium

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Comment author: Torben 04 April 2009 12:11:42PM 1 point [-]

Copenhagen (city, not snuff).

Comment author: Grrrr 20 September 2010 10:37:04AM 0 points [-]


Comment author: XiXiDu 03 April 2009 09:51:12AM 1 point [-]

Germany, NRW, Gütersloh

Comment author: Tripitaka 21 March 2011 02:16:20PM -1 points [-]

Gießen, Germany.

Comment author: Tripitaka 07 April 2011 01:56:16PM 0 points [-]

I suspect there may be some undercover-readers out of Frankfurt am Main, see: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lesswrong.com# " It has a relatively good traffic rank in the city of Frankfurt Am Main (#3,397)."

If there are, hands up by any means, we could have enough people for a german meet-up!

Comment author: TrE 03 April 2011 08:10:32AM 0 points [-]

Also Gießen, Germany.

Comment author: Sebastian_Hagen 03 April 2009 11:08:26AM 1 point [-]
Comment author: SimonF 23 March 2011 01:51:59PM *  0 points [-]

Cologne, Germany

Xixidu, are you interested in a mini-lw-meetup in nrw?

Comment author: yrff_jebat 28 October 2010 01:52:45PM 0 points [-]

Berlin, Germany

Comment author: jasticE 21 September 2010 08:23:06PM 0 points [-]

Munich, Germany

Comment author: wallowinmaya 02 May 2011 10:17:47PM 0 points [-]

me too.

Comment author: Emile 03 April 2009 05:59:33AM 2 points [-]

Post in this thread if you live in France.

Comment author: Emile 03 April 2009 05:59:59AM 1 point [-]

I live in Paris

Comment author: igoresque 04 April 2009 01:25:54PM 1 point [-]

Yvelines, next to Paris

Comment author: bogdanb 03 April 2009 06:47:24PM 1 point [-]

Right next to Paris myself, Palaiseau en fait.

Comment author: Gyrodiot 09 February 2016 01:59:43PM 0 points [-]

Greetings, from Toulouse.

Comment author: pangel 03 May 2011 09:36:01PM 0 points [-]

I am too.

Comment author: MasterGrape 21 September 2010 07:36:02AM 0 points [-]

I live near Carcassonne

Comment author: Viliam_Bur 13 October 2011 06:56:22PM 0 points [-]

Slovakia, Bratislava

Comment author: mindbound 01 July 2011 04:09:23PM 0 points [-]

Riga, LV.

Comment author: emil 09 May 2011 10:50:12PM 0 points [-]

Anybody from Romania?

Comment author: ChrisPine 12 August 2010 01:10:33PM 0 points [-]

Oslo, Norway

Comment author: FourFire 28 June 2015 02:15:43PM 0 points [-]

Oslo, Norway.