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Meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Weekly Meetup

0 iarwain1 20 January 2017 06:26PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Weekly Meetup

WHEN: 22 January 2017 08:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Performing Arts and Humanities Bldg Room 456, 1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250

Meeting is on 4th floor of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building. Permit parking designations do not apply on weekends, so park pretty much wherever you want.

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Weekly Meetup

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games

0 rocurley 19 January 2017 05:39AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games

WHEN: 23 January 2017 06:15:00PM (-0800)

WHERE: 1769 15th St, San Francisco, CA

We’ll be meeting to play board (and other) games!

I have Dominion, Suburbia, and standard playing cards. Please feel free to bring other games you’d like to play.

For help getting into the building, please call (or text, with a likely-somewhat-slower response rate): 301-458-0764.

Format:

We meet and start hanging out at 6:15, but don’t officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:45-7 to accommodate stragglers. Usually there is a food order that goes out before we start the meetup topic.

About these meetups:

The mission of the SF LessWrong meetup is to provide a fun, low-key social space with some structured interaction, where new and non-new community members can mingle and have interesting conversations. Everyone is welcome.

We explicitly encourage people to split off from the main conversation or diverge from the topic if that would be more fun for them (moving side conversations into a separate part of the space if appropriate). Meetup topics are here as a tool to facilitate fun interaction, and we certainly don’t want them to inhibit it.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

0 RobinZ 19 January 2017 04:41AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

WHEN: 22 January 2017 03:30:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

We will be meeting in the courtyard to hang out, play games, and engage in fun conversation.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jan. 29: Meta Meetup
  • Feb. 5: Typical Mind Fallacy

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

Meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

0 Alexander230 18 January 2017 08:36PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

WHEN: 25 January 2017 07:40:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Moscow, B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2

Welcome to Moscow LW community makeshift games! In that games, some rationality skills are involved, so you can practise while you playing!

  • FallacyMania: it is a game where you guess logical fallacies in arguments, or practise using logical fallacies yourself (depending on team in which you will be).
  • Tower of Chaos: funny game with guessing the rules of human placement on a Twister mat.
  • Scientific Discovery: modified version of Zendo with simultaneous turns for all players.

Details about the games: http://goo.gl/Mz2i94

Come to antikafe "Kocherga", ul.B.Dorogomilovskaya, 5-2. The map is here: http://kocherga-club.ru/#contacts . Nearest metro station is Kievskaya. If you are lost, call Sasha at +7-905-527-30-82.

Games begin at 19:40, the length is 3 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Games in Kocherga club: FallacyMania, Tower of Chaos, Scientific Discovery

Meetup : LW Sao Paulo - Meetup de janeiro

2 leohmarruda 18 January 2017 12:12AM

Discussion article for the meetup : LW Sao Paulo - Meetup de janeiro

WHEN: 28 January 2017 02:00:00PM (-0200)

WHERE: Rua Antônio Carlos, 452. São Paulo, Brazil

Encontro mensal de racionalistas, novatos são bem vindos! Teremos algumas lições de racionalidade prática, discussões diversas e jogos de tabuleiro no final.

Vanilla café - 2o andar

Discussion article for the meetup : LW Sao Paulo - Meetup de janeiro

Meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: January

0 Maelin 16 January 2017 04:09AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: January

WHEN: 20 January 2017 06:30:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: 347 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Come along for our first Social Meetup for 2017!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1815597732048398/

Social meetups are informal get-togethers where we chat about topics of interest. They happen on the third Friday of each month.

WHEN? Friday January 20, 18:30 until late. Don't worry about being on time, though - it's fine to rock up whenever.

WHERE? The Bull & Bear Tavern, on Flinders Lane (just a short walk from Flinders St Station).

FOOD? The B&B does reasonable pub food and we usually share a few plates of wedges. For those who stay late, we often go for a late night meal at around 11pm

CONTACT? Any issues on the night, just call Richard on 0421231789

Discussion article for the meetup : Melbourne Social Meetup: January

Meetup : #10: Making a difference

0 toonalfrink 14 January 2017 05:29PM

Discussion article for the meetup : #10: Making a difference

WHEN: 22 January 2017 03:12:00PM (+0100)

WHERE: Meester Treublaan 18, Amsterdam, Netherlands

(apologies to Tim for choosing this week's subject without consulting him) This week's theme will be 80.000hours, which is an EA-affiliated research group in Oxford that is figuring out for us how to do the most possible good with your career. Spoiler: you can matter a lot, but it's counterintuitive. Are you studying to become a doctor to save lives? You will on average save 3 lives over your career. If you become a Google employee instead, and give half of your income to charity, you might save 2000. If you plan to come, you are kindly requested to read up on 80k's career guide (https://80000hours.org/career-guide/). Buckle up though: it can be quite a life-changing read.

Discussion article for the meetup : #10: Making a difference

Meetup : Baltimore Area / UMBC Weekly Meetup

0 iarwain1 13 January 2017 05:32PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore Area / UMBC Weekly Meetup

WHEN: 15 January 2017 08:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Performing Arts and Humanities Bldg Room 456, 1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250

Meeting is on 4th floor of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building. Permit parking designations do not apply on weekends, so park pretty much wherever you want.

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore Area / UMBC Weekly Meetup

Meetup : Kyiv: 14 January 2017 18:15 (+0200)

0 networked 12 January 2017 05:05PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Kyiv: 14 January 2017 18:15 (+0200)

WHEN: 14 January 2017 06:15:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Lva Tolstoho St, 3, Kyiv, Ukraine

We plan to have a short talk about the technological singularity followed by a discussion about the same, talk about the origins of cognitive biases and play Fallacymania. You can find more information about the upcoming meetup (in Ukrainian) here: https://www.meetup.com/LessWrong-Kyiv/events/236816739/. If you plan on coming, please join our group on Meetup.com and RSVP there so that we know how many people to expect. If you join the group, you will get email notifications about future meetups.

Discussion article for the meetup : Kyiv: 14 January 2017 18:15 (+0200)

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Half-Assing

0 RobinZ 11 January 2017 01:10AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Half-Assing

WHEN: 15 January 2017 03:30:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

We will be meeting in the courtyard to talk about the underappreciated life hack of half-assing, and some of the circumstances when it is useful.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jan. 22: Fun & Games
  • Jan. 29: Meta Meetup

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Half-Assing

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