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Comment author: Elo 21 September 2015 08:48:17AM *  13 points [-]

This week on the slack: http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/mpq/lesswrong_real_time_chat/

  • AI - pet peeves of dealing with people who don't understand AI
  • Effective altruism - what do people think about charities spending money to fundraise. I think that if someone knew that $100 out of the $120 they donated was spent on getting the last $20 out of them, before the rest of the overhead, I think they’d quite rightly feel that that wasn’t quite what they had signed up for.
  • finance - investing in local or distant markets
  • goals of lesswrong - setting community standards, routines or rituals.
  • human relationships - poly strategies, innovation vs conformity, long distance relationships
  • lingustics - optimising information transfer is about making it easy to record information and easy to absorb information from a recorded source. Have we done that yet? Can we make technology do that easier for us?
  • objectivish - don't know how it got there but, "when instincts go wrong; like when birds fly into windows"
  • open - philosphical boogeyman, http://www.rationalitycardinality.com/, debating IRL: the topic of is it ethical to profit off war?, meta:slack, paying out philosophy...
  • Parenting - dealing with tantrums, strategies about managing kids; treating the problem like an adult one (if an adult stood in a hallway and refused to move; eventually the police would be called to remove them)
  • philosophy - moral realism, preference utilitarianism, animals as a fraction of the value of a human, Pascal's mugging...
  • political talk - update: Australia has a new leader. we talked about history of Australian leadership and stuff.
  • programming - people asked for guides on programming and ideas for which lanugages to use,
  • real life - dealing with a death in the family. dealing with the pain of a wisdom tooth operation, discussion of work time from the poll in @adamzerner's post in the last OT.
  • resources and links - its a link-dump home for useful posts. i.e. that rationalitycardinality link, a book on NLP, guides to things, some waitbutwhy links...
  • rss feed - we have an RSS feed of any post on LW or SSC that notifies of posts if you are in the channel.
  • Science - musk and his silly publicity about blowing up mars. (hit it with a nuke to create an atmosphere or something)
  • startups - new tech startups, earlier: startup ideas
  • travelling - low cost travelling.
  • welcome - everyone answers the questions: "Would you like to introduce yourself? Where are you from? What do you do with your time? What are you working on?"

Feel free to join us. Active meetup time: A time to try to get lots of people online to talk about things is going to be chosen soon, probably a 12 hour window or so. (coming sooon)

Edit: we have over 100 people who have signed up. Not nearly that many people are active, but each day something interesting happens...

Comment author: Gunnar_Zarncke 25 September 2015 10:32:06PM *  3 points [-]

Note for the curious: You have to private message him with your email to get invited.