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Meetup : San Antonio Meetup

0 Bryan-san 29 July 2016 03:14PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup

WHEN: 31 July 2016 02:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: 12651 Vance Jackson Rd #118, San Antonio, TX 78230

Meetup to discuss rationality and all things LessWrong at Yumi Berry.

Topic of the Week: Topics of the Week

Look for the sign that says "LW".

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup

Meetup : San Antonio Meetup

0 Bryan-san 21 July 2016 05:05PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup

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

WHERE: 12651 Vance Jackson Rd #118, San Antonio, TX 78230

Meetup to discuss rationality and all things LessWrong at Yumi Berry.

Topic of the Week: Dark Rationality

Look for the sign that says "LW"

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup

Meetup : San Antonio Meetup

0 Bryan-san 05 July 2016 08:19PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup

WHEN: 10 July 2016 02:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: 12651 Vance Jackson Rd #118, San Antonio, TX 78230

Meetup to discuss rationality and all things LessWrong at Yumi Berry.

Topic of the Week: graceful failure modes

Look for the sign that says "LW"

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup

Meetup : Meetup : San Antonio Meetup

0 Bryan-san 22 June 2016 09:10PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Meetup : San Antonio Meetup

WHEN: 26 June 2016 02:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: 12651 Vance Jackson Rd #118, San Antonio, TX 78230

Meetup to discuss rationality and all things LessWrong at Yumi Berry.

Look for the sign that says "LW".

Discussion article for the meetup : Meetup : San Antonio Meetup

Meetup : San Antonio Meetup

0 Bryan-san 14 June 2016 08:10PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup

WHEN: 19 June 2016 02:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: 12651 Vance Jackson Rd #118, San Antonio, TX 78230

Meetup to discuss rationality and all things LessWrong at Yumi Berry.

Topic of the Week: The Double Crux Game

Look for the sign that says "LW".

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup

Comment author: SquirrelInHell 01 June 2016 04:38:29AM 1 point [-]

The first story I saw on the main page was "The Metropolitan Man".

I thought "OK, I'll give it 10 minutes, see how far it can get".

After 1,5 minute the story displayed a total lack of understanding of middle-school level physics.

Superman prevented an accident by flying into the space between two cars and stopping them with his hands. However, a deceleration on the distance equal to the length of one human arm, is no less lethal than over the (approximately equal) length of the average crumple zone.

I mean, I don't want to poop on the party, but seriously?

Comment author: Bryan-san 06 June 2016 06:20:43PM 1 point [-]

This is for SquirrelInHell. rot13 to avoid spoilers.

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Meetup : San Antonio Meetup - Double Crux Game

0 Bryan-san 18 May 2016 06:36PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup - Double Crux Game

WHEN: 22 May 2016 02:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: 818 nw loop 410 78216

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".

Topic of the Week: The Double Crux Game

Look for the sign that says "LW".

Discussion article for the meetup : San Antonio Meetup - Double Crux Game

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

Comment author: Bryan-san 16 March 2016 03:46:00PM 0 points [-]

How did this end up going? Any chance of us getting an update?

Comment author: Bryan-san 02 March 2016 03:53:58PM *  1 point [-]

I have several recommendations.

First things first, I strongly recommend reading this blog post by Siderea on the possible values of attending University. The difference between a public and private high school for you may very well be similar to the difference between a lower and higher status university. This article will expand your list of possible benefits and detriments to the two (and more) options. Spending lots of time around higher status and higher income people has a lot of benefits that aren't immediately obvious. (I'm assuming the private school is higher status here. I don't know your area and there are certainly low status private schools out there.)

I recommend adding these ideas to your considerations, reading what ScottL describes below, and then doing Goal Factoring on the entire question. Goal Factoring is a very useful CFAR technique that works well in this exact type of situation. I don't see a great write-up for it online and I'm not sure how great that link is at describing it. However, if you'd like to hear a more thorough explanation and practice the technique after you've looked into this stuff you're welcome to PM me your skype username and we can chat about it sometime soon. (I'm decent at debugging, but if you get any other offers you should definitely take those up as well as or instead of mine.)

And I also recommend going and meeting some people who actually attend the public high school or just taking a day off and wandering into the place to see what it's actually like in person. You may be slightly dissatisfied at your current location but would absolutely hate the public high school. (Bullying isn't a myth, the grass is always greener on the other side, etc.) The year you're in will also have a lot of consequences in what your experience is like since many friendships are already formed and group boundaries defined by the end of the 2nd year (if not the 1st).

Last but not least, if you don't already have a clear answer and want a hundred other things to consider (or you've decided on an answer and are ready for your next challenge) you should take a look at the Starting University Advice Repository thread. One of the primary values of High School is preparing you for and enabling your progression in University. This includes socially (for relationships), academically (for knowledge), building study habits, developing your writing, developing interpersonal skills, acquiring culture (acculturating), making use of the high school's prestige, and more (as described in Siderea's post linked above).

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