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Comment author: dekelron 26 December 2011 05:25:48PM *  16 points [-]

Hi all,

I'm 25 from Israel. I worked in programming for 4 years, and have recently decided to move on to more interesting stuff (either math, biology, or neurology, don't know).

I'm new in LW, but have read OB from time to time over over the past 5 years. Several months ago I ran into LW, (re)read a lot of the site, and decided to stick around when I realized how awesome it is.

Nice to meet you all!

Ron

Comment author: MichaelVassar 27 December 2011 09:58:34AM 4 points [-]

Israel seems like a natural place for LW. Any thoughts on why the memes haven't gotten more traction there yet?

Comment author: erratio 28 December 2011 01:37:40AM 5 points [-]

Very naive guess: people in Israel live in constant high proximity to the two biggest mindkillers, religion and politics/nationalism, both of which have serious and immediate real-world consequences for them.

Comment author: Ezekiel 30 December 2011 12:09:47AM 0 points [-]

I'm Israeli, and although my contact with general society in the country is low, I think that's probably a factor. Meme propagation also just takes time.

Comment author: dekelron 30 December 2011 09:50:53AM 1 point [-]

Actually I doubt it's something that complicated. In my opinion, the site is not known because there are few people to publicize it, loop.

Anyhow, ARE there more LWers from Israel? I would really like it if there was a meetup here.

Comment author: dbaupp 31 December 2011 12:57:01PM 2 points [-]

Anyhow, ARE there more LWers from Israel?

According to this survey, there are at least 2 people from Israel (from Haifa and Kfar Saba).

Comment author: FAWS 27 December 2011 12:27:49AM 4 points [-]

Now that you have some karma you should be able to post in the discussion section. Please make sure your post doesn't look like a spam ad, though.

Comment author: orthonormal 27 December 2011 12:44:54AM 5 points [-]

To follow up on what FAWS said, "What are good apps for rationalists?" is a much better title than "Useful Android Apps for the Rational Mind", since the latter sounds like you're trying to sell something to us.