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LW 2.0 Open Beta Live

22 Vaniver 21 September 2017 01:15AM

The LW 2.0 Open Beta is now live; this means you can create an account, start reading and posting, and tell us what you think.

Four points:

1) In case you're just tuning in, I took up the mantle of revitalizing LW through improving its codebase some time ago, and only made small amounts of progress until Oliver Habryka joined the project and put full-time engineering effort into it. He deserves the credit for the new design, and you can read about his strategic approach here.

2) If you want to use your current LW account on LW2.0, we didn't import the old passwords, and so you'll have to use the reset password functionality. If your LW account isn't tied to a current email, send a PM to habryka on lesswrong and he'll update the user account details on lesserwrong. He's also working on improving the site and sleeping and things like that, so don't expect an immediate response.

3) During the open beta there will be a green message in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. This is called Intercom, and is how you can tell us about issues with the site and ask other questions.

4) The open beta will end with a vote of users with over a thousand karma on whether we should switch the lesswrong.com URL to point to the new code and database. If this succeeds, all the activity from the open beta and the live site will be merged together. If the vote fails, we expect to archive LW until another team comes along to revive it. We currently don't have a date set, but this will be announced a week in advance.

Meetup : Felicidade e psicologia positiva

1 leohmarruda 13 October 2017 07:34PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Felicidade e psicologia positiva

WHEN: 14 October 2017 02:00:00PM (-0300)

WHERE: Rua Antônio Carlos 452, são paulo

Encontro mensal de racionalistas, novatos são bem vindos!

Conversaremos um pouco sobre felicidade e psicologia positiva.

Discussion article for the meetup : Felicidade e psicologia positiva

Meetup : LW Sao Paulo: Rationality and fun!

1 leohmarruda 12 September 2017 11:58PM

Discussion article for the meetup : LW Sao Paulo: Rationality and fun!

WHEN: 16 September 2017 02:00:26PM (-0300)

WHERE: Rua Antônio Carlos, 452 - Consolação - SP São Paulo, Brazil

We'll be talking about having fun and enjoying life!

Newcomers are welcome as usual.

Boardgames are likely to happen.

Discussion article for the meetup : LW Sao Paulo: Rationality and fun!

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

0 Alexander230 23 November 2017 10:21AM

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

WHEN: 29 November 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 : Tribute to FiveWorldsCollide (Vienna)

0 AnnaLeptikon 23 November 2017 10:03AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Tribute to FiveWorldsCollide (Vienna)

WHEN: 16 December 2017 10:00:00AM (+0100)

WHERE: Marxergasse 24, 1030 Wien

Discussion article for the meetup : Tribute to FiveWorldsCollide (Vienna)

Meetup : Rationality Vienna Meetup

0 AnnaLeptikon 23 November 2017 10:02AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Rationality Vienna Meetup

WHEN: 09 December 2017 03:00:00PM (+0100)

WHERE: Kaisermühlenstraße 24, 1220 Wien

Discussion article for the meetup : Rationality Vienna Meetup

Meetup : Rationality Vienna Meetup

0 AnnaLeptikon 23 November 2017 10:01AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Rationality Vienna Meetup

WHEN: 25 November 2017 03:00:00PM (+0100)

WHERE: Kaisermühlenstraße 24, 1220 Wien

Discussion article for the meetup : Rationality Vienna Meetup

Meetup : LW Sydney Pub Meetup - November

0 Elo 17 November 2017 08:14PM

Discussion article for the meetup : LW Sydney Pub Meetup - November

WHEN: 22 November 2017 11:00:00PM (-0800)

WHERE: 565 george st, sydney

The time of this meetup is 6pm on Thursday the 23rd. The time may appear wrong, don't show up at strange times.

We are on level 2.

For this month bring along a suggestion of a book you want more people to read. Come along to our regular monthly pub meetup to talk all things math, science, technology, engineering, thinking, growth, reasoning and beliefs. If you are an aspiring rationalist, a nerd, geek, scientist or just a quiet thinker - we can't wait to meet you to share ideas, discuss, debate, learn and grow together. If you are interested in our rationality dojos, ask us about them in person. See you there! Also, while you are at it - bring a friend along too! We usually get ~15 attendees through various advertising avenues. +61438481143 if you are lost. https://www.facebook.com/events/128440701157304/ https://www.meetup.com/rationalists_of_sydney/events/245096223/

Discussion article for the meetup : LW Sydney Pub Meetup - November

Meetup : Denver Area LW December Meetup

0 PonchoPal 17 November 2017 03:56AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Denver Area LW December Meetup

WHEN: 05 December 2017 07:00:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 5151 East Yale Circle, Denver, CO

Join us to socialize and discuss Rationalist topics! We often have semi-separate groups divided by topic. Individuals are encouraged to move between small-group discussions as their interest dictates.

Hot drinks (chai, cider, coffee, tea, hot chocolate) will be on offer, but if you want other food or drink, you'll have to arrange for it yourself. Alcoholic drinks are not allowed in this space, due to a Colorado law. There are multiple restaurants nearby if you want to pick up food on your way, or have it delivered. There is a kitchen and bbq grill for you to use if you bring food that needs cooking.

If you have questions, comment here, or on our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/969594296461197/ Or the meetup.com page: https://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Rationality/events/bmzkhnywqbhb/

(Some people usually RSVP on meetup.com and some prefer to RSVP on Facebook. Some people do both. So neither guest list will have everyone on it.)

Discussion article for the meetup : Denver Area LW December Meetup

Meetup : [[CANCELLED]] Washington, D.C.: Fun & Games

0 RobinZ 15 November 2017 02:39AM

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

WHEN: 19 November 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.

(Note: Contrary to the previous meetup announcement, there will be no meetup on November 26th, as attendance during Thanksgiving weekend is generally scant.)

The courtyard is closed today - meetup will be in the Luce Center until about 5 o'clock, when that is expected to close as well.

Update #2: Luce Center tables and chairs are being cleared out. Weather not feasible for outdoor meetup. Meetup cancelled. See you in December.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Nov. 26: No meetup (Thanksgiving)
  • Dec. 3: Hobbies
  • Dec. 10: Availability Heuristic

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

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