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Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Meta Meetup

0 RobinZ 10 January 2018 03:35AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Meta Meetup

WHEN: 14 January 2018 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 Less Wrong DC group - what people like and what people would like to change. Feel free to suggest new meetup topics!

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jan. 21: Design for Manufacturing
  • Jan. 28: Fun & Games

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Meta Meetup

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Year in Review

0 rocurley 05 January 2018 04:39PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Year in Review

WHEN: 08 January 2018 03:15:00PM (-0800)

WHERE: 75 brighton Ave, San Francisco, CA

In keeping with previous years, we’ll be meeting to reflect on how our past year went. We’ll start with this post on LessWrong as a jumping-off point, then move into discussion. For help getting into the building, please call (or text, with a likely-somewhat-slower response rate): 203-503-7508 (general meetup info at 301-458-0764). Format: We meet and start hanging out at 6:15, but don’t officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:45-7:00 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: Year in Review

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

0 RobinZ 03 January 2018 03:23AM

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

WHEN: 07 January 2018 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. 14: Meta Meetup
  • Jan. 21: Design for Manufacturing

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

Meetup : Resolution Revolution: Less Wrong Melbourne Dojo

0 Chriswaterguy 01 January 2018 01:22PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Resolution Revolution: Less Wrong Melbourne Dojo

WHEN: 07 January 2018 04:00:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: parliament gardens, Melbourne

We're trying a new thing in 2018 – fortnightly meetings that run a bit shorter, with more tracking of goals (for those that want that). Start your new year with a resolution revolution! We will talk about goal setting, tracking and evaluation methods and how to use rationality to improve your odds of winning at life. Sunday 7 Jan. 4 pm for a 4:30 pm start, at Parliament Gardens (near the entrance by the tram stop). At about 6:30 pm join us for dinner nearby. BRING: * An inquiring mind, and observations you may have on the topic. * Perhaps a snack to share. (Bonus points for healthy choices.) QUESTIONS? LOST? Call one of the organisers, e.g. Chris on 0439 471 632 WHO ARE WE AND WHY DO WE MEET? The Less Wrong Melbourne Rationality Dojos are a chance to polish your planning, motivational, critical thinking and other rationality skills. We welcome new members who are interested in exploring rationality. We're "aspiring rationalists" and always keen to learn.

Discussion article for the meetup : Resolution Revolution: Less Wrong Melbourne Dojo

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Holiday Hanging-Out

0 RobinZ 27 December 2017 05:10AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Holiday Hanging-Out

WHEN: 31 December 2017 03:30:00PM (-0500)

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

Anyone who's around will be meeting in the courtyard to hang out, catch up, and so forth.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Jan. 7: Fun & Games
  • Jan. 14: Meta Meetup

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Holiday Hanging-Out

Meetup : [Montreal] Should we cryopreserve ourselves?

0 MathieuRoy 22 December 2017 06:54AM

Discussion article for the meetup : [Montreal] Should we cryopreserve ourselves?

WHEN: 12 January 2018 07:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: 810 Avenue Duluth E, Montreal

<< You’re on an airplane when you hear a loud sound and things start violently shaking. A minute later, the captain comes on the speaker and says:

There’s been an explosion in the engine, and the plane is going to crash in 15 minutes. There’s no chance of survival. There is a potential way out—the plane happens to be transferring a shipment of parachutes, and anyone who would like to use one to escape the plane may do so. But I must warn you—the parachutes are experimental and completely untested, with no guarantee to work. We also have no idea what the terrain will be like down below. Please line up in the aisle if you’d like a parachute, and the flight attendants will give you one, show you how to use it and usher you to the emergency exit where you can jump. Those who choose not to take that option, please remain in your seat—this will be over soon, and you will feel no pain.

What would you do? >>

Join us to discuss cryonics. The event will be held on James Bedford Day, in memory of the first person to have been cryopreserved.

“Cryonics is an effort to save lives by using temperatures so cold that a person beyond help by today's medicine can be preserved for decades or centuries until a future medical technology can restore that person to full health.”

Join this Facebook group for more information on cryonics in Montreal: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CryonieMontreal/

The main reading for this discussion will be the blog post “Why Cryonics Makes Sense” on Wait But Why (https://waitbutwhy.com/2016/03/cryonics.html). It is widely recognized as the best introduction to cryonics.

You might also enjoy this documentary by Les Francs-Tireurs (in French and English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhkUcqORqtQ, or this one by Motherboard (in English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5KuNAeOtJ0&index=11&list=PLL6Iy2E-Y52vrR8G9E_XZCB__g784eVd8

For additional readings, I recommend browsing the following websites: • Alcor: http://alcor.org/ • Cryonics Institute: http://www.cryonics.org/ • Chronopause: http://chronopause.com/chronopause.com/index.html • Ben Best: https://www.benbest.com/cryonics/cryonics.html

Condition for attendance: Attendees are expected to have at least read the Wait But Why article.

Meetup charge: free

Nature of our discussions/debates: • Opinions expressed are encouraged to be backed by facts wherever possible; • Members should gracefully take criticism of their opinion and not take the criticism personally; • Members should show willingness to provide more facts and explanations in support of their opinion if this is requested by any other participant; • Organizer acts as a moderator as well as a participant in the discussion.

Discussion article for the meetup : [Montreal] Should we cryopreserve ourselves?

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

0 Alexander230 21 December 2017 08:25PM

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

WHEN: 27 December 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

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 : Washington, D.C.: Holiday Hanging-Out

0 RobinZ 20 December 2017 01:49PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Holiday Hanging-Out

WHEN: 24 December 2017 03:30:00PM (-0500)

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

Anyone who's around will be meeting in the courtyard to hang out, catch up, and so forth.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Dec. 31: Holiday Hanging-Out
  • Jan. 7: Fun & Games

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Holiday Hanging-Out

Meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

0 Alexander230 18 December 2017 09:08PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

WHEN: 22 December 2017 08:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, ул. Дубининская, 20

Welcome to the next Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library!

Our plan:

  • A talk about improvement without superstition.
  • Fallacymania game.
  • Tower of Chaos game.

Details about Fallacymania and Tower of Chaos and game materials can be found here: https://goo.gl/Mz2i94

Meetup details are here: https://goo.gl/sB8Udj

Come to "Nauchka", ul.Dubininskaya, 20. Entrance through the Central children library #14. Nearest metro station is Paveletskaya. Map is here: http://nauchka.ru/contacts/

Meetup begins at 20:00, the length is 2 hours.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow LW meetup in "Nauchka" library

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

0 rocurley 18 December 2017 07:55PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Projects

WHEN: 18 December 2017 06:15:00PM (-0800)

WHERE: 855 Brannan St San Francisco, CA 94103

We’ll be meeting to work on projects!

Near the beginning, we’ll go around and talk about what we’ll be working on, then do a couple of pomodoros. At some point we’ll break into general conversations and socializing.

For help getting into the building, please call (or text, with a likely-somewhat-slower response rate): 203-503-7508 (general meetup info at 301-458-0764).

Format:

We meet and start hanging out at 6:15, but don’t officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:45-7:00 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: Projects

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