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Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Survivorship Bias

0 RobinZ 04 May 2016 03:28AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Survivorship Bias

WHEN: 08 May 2016 03:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Reynolds Center

We will be meeting in the courtyard to discuss survivorship bias - statistical biases that come into play when someone tries to understand a whole group by only looking at the examples that made it through a winnowing process.

As always, side conversations are allowed and encouraged.

Upcoming meetups:

  • May 15: Fun & Games
  • May 22: Typical Mind Fallacy
  • May 29: meeting canceled for Memorial Day
  • Jun. 5: Intro to Rationality

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Survivorship Bias

Meetup : May Rationality Dojo, Melbourne: Stimulating Discussions

0 Chriswaterguy 02 May 2016 11:31PM

Discussion article for the meetup : May Rationality Dojo, Melbourne: Stimulating Discussions

WHEN: 07 May 2016 03:00:00PM (+1000)

WHERE: Ross House Association 247-251 Flinders Ln, Melbourne CBD

[3:00pm arrival and, 3:30pm start of scheduled activities.]

For our May Dojo we have a choice of discussion groups:

  • Ways of knowing. How do we think about sense, reason, authority and intuition.
  • The hot cold empathy gap. It can be surprisingly hard to understand our future self.
  • Rules of discourse. Make your conversations more enlightening, and less like YouTube comment threads.

This is followed by Debugging your problems. Get help troubleshooting your goals, help someone else, or (if you prefer) work on something by yourself.

The Dojo will run until about 6pm, after which you are welcome to join us for dinner.

WHERE: Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane. Level 3 (Jenny Florence Room). If you have any trouble finding the venue or getting in, text or call Chris on 0439 471 632. For greatest convenience and prompt service, please arrive before 3:30pm.

ABOUT: The Less Wrong Melbourne Rationality Dojos are self-improvement sessions for those committed to the art of rationality and personal growth. (They are currently being held on the first Saturday of each month, so you may wish to add that as a recurring event in your calendar.)

Discussion article for the meetup : May Rationality Dojo, Melbourne: Stimulating Discussions

Meetup : Less Wrong NH Meetup

0 Tuk 02 May 2016 03:58AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Less Wrong NH Meetup

WHEN: 10 May 2016 07:00:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: 269 Pearl St Manchester NH 03104

The eighteenth NH meet-up is Tuesday, 5/10, in Manchester, NH at 7 pm at a private residence. Light refreshments will be provided.

Have you read Rationality: from AI to Zombies, or any of the Sequences on Less Wrong? Maybe you're just a fan of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. Come hang out with us and discuss optimization of whatever it is you want to optimize.

Agenda: Mental Models

You may want to bring a notebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/768837069917864/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/695201067251306/

Discussion article for the meetup : Less Wrong NH Meetup

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

0 rocurley 02 May 2016 02:54AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

WHEN: 02 May 2016 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1597 Howard St. San Francisco, CA

We'll be meeting to work on projects. Bring something to work on, come up with something there, or help other people out! As always, I can be reached at 301-458-0764 if you need to be let in.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

Meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Weekly Meetup: How To Actually Change Your Mind (part 3)

0 iarwain1 28 April 2016 12:10PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Weekly Meetup: How To Actually Change Your Mind (part 3)

WHEN: 01 May 2016 03:00:00PM (-0400)

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

Meetup is in Room 456, the philosophy department conference room. As usual, parking restrictions don't apply on weekends so park wherever you want.

We are currently going through How to Actually Change Your Mind. This week we'll be discussing the last three sequences (Sequence I: Seeing with Fresh Eyes, Sequence J: Death Spirals and the Cult Attractor, and Sequence K: Letting Go).

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Weekly Meetup: How To Actually Change Your Mind (part 3)

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Utopias

0 RobinZ 28 April 2016 01:28AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Utopias

WHEN: 01 May 2016 03:30:00PM (-0400)

WHERE: Reynolds Center

copy-pasted from a draft by the member who proposed the topic:

We’ll be gathering in the courtyard to discuss utopias. The idea behind the topic is, in light of changes such as automation, climate change, and the recent problems with the financial system, whether it’s possible to come up with a far-future society that is sustainable, self-consistent, and where people, if at all possible, can be happy as well. What problems do you think plague society today, what would be a solution, and how do we get there? It’s the ultimate in world-building!

As always, side conversations are allowed and encouraged.

Upcoming meetups:

  • May 8: Survivorship Bias
  • May 15: Fun & Games
  • May 22: Typical Mind Fallacy

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Utopias

Meetup : San Antonio Meetup

0 Bryan-san 21 April 2016 01:02PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup

WHEN: 24 April 2016 02:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: 818 nw loop 410 78216

Exploratory meetup to discuss rationality and all things LessWrong at Earth Burger. Earth Burger is a claimed "Upbeat fast-food joint supplying vegetarian burgers & sandwiches, with a drive-thru & vegan options".

Look for the sign that says LessWrong.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Short Talks

0 rocurley 21 April 2016 05:02AM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Short Talks

WHEN: 25 April 2016 06:15:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 1597 Howard St. San Francisco, CA

We'll be meeting to give/listen to short talks! You're welcome/encouraged to give a talk that you haven't prepared for, since these will be short.

Call me at 301-458-0764 to be let in.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Short Talks

Meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Weekly Meetup: How To Actually Change Your Mind (part 2)

0 iarwain1 20 April 2016 06:05PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Weekly Meetup: How To Actually Change Your Mind (part 2)

WHEN: 24 April 2016 03:00:00PM (-0400)

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

Meetup is in Room 456, the philosophy department conference room. As usual, parking restrictions don't apply on weekends so park wherever you want.

We are currently going through How to Actually Change Your Mind. This week we'll be discussing Sequence G: Against Rationalization, and Sequence H: Against Doublethink.

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Weekly Meetup: How To Actually Change Your Mind (part 2)

Meetup : Moscow: paranoid calibaration, EA criticism, deliberate practice dojo

0 berekuk 20 April 2016 04:32PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: paranoid calibaration, EA criticism, deliberate practice dojo

WHEN: 24 April 2016 02:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, Большая Дорогомиловская, 5к2

Note: most our members join meetups via other channels. Still, the correlation between "found out about Moscow meetups via lesswrong.com" and "is a great fit for our community" is very high. So we're posting just a short link to the hackpad document with the schedule here instead of the full translation of the announcement into english.

Pad with the details about 24.04.2016 meetup.

We're meeting at anticafe "Kocherga", as usual.

PS: Until and including the last meetup, we used a free donation model for these meetups. But Kocherga is still not profitable, and on the last meetup, we discussed this and decided that from now on, regular LW meetups will follow the usual payment model, i.e. 2 rubles per minute, max price 500 rubles per visit.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: paranoid calibaration, EA criticism, deliberate practice dojo

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