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Comment author: Eneasz 07 January 2015 04:56:42PM 6 points [-]

Asimov’s Science Fiction has published one of my stories! "Red Legacy," on page 48 of the current issue. Details on how to get it at my blog if you're interested. I think it's a rational story, but I'm interested in opinions if anyone here ends up reading it.

Comment author: Eneasz 05 December 2014 05:04:01PM 1 point [-]

Taught early in high school: How to do sex, in real life. Not STI education, not pregnancy/fertility, not how to be safe, or the biology of penises and vagines. How to go into sex and do it so that it's fun and feels good, how to listen to your body and your partner, maybe how to attract the opposite sex, and so on. Dunno about elsewhere, but in the US guys get all their sex education from porn, and girls used to get none at all. (now... also porn?) Porn is fun, but it's Kabuki Sex, and it only vaguely relates to real-life sex. It'd be like giving a 16-year-old a driver's licence when the entirety of his/her driving education consisted of watch Hollywood Car Chase movies.

Of everything useful I ever learned about sex, 50% of it was from Dan Savage and 50% of it was from my fiance, both many years after I had actually started trying to do sex on my own. This is stupid.

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Comment author: Capla 11 November 2014 12:43:21AM 1 point [-]


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Comment author: Eneasz 11 November 2014 09:07:57PM 0 points [-]

Every single episode seems to have the deep underlying message of "Humans are fucked up, on a fundamental level. This is what it means to be human, and it cannot be changed. Let us revel in it." Sometimes it's melancholy, sometimes it's straight-up sad-as-hell, but there's never a feeling of "things can get better." It's always of "these problems are too large to change, nothing can be done but to embrace and accept it." It is the loss of all hope that makes me want to just give up on everything and crawl into a dark corner for the rest of the day.

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Comment author: FrankAdamek 11 November 2014 04:20:31PM 0 points [-]

Hi Eneasz, I'm not sure what controls the front page map. My guess would have been that posting the meetup to the regular meetup system would be enough, perhaps there's a delay.

Comment author: Eneasz 11 November 2014 09:02:59PM -1 points [-]

It does seem to be there now, so I guess that was it. Thanks!

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Comment author: Eneasz 08 November 2014 12:06:48AM 0 points [-]

Hm. Denver meetup isn't showing up on the map on the front page. Is this the write place to mention that? Should someone else be messaged? Thanks,

First(?) Rationalist elected to state government

62 Eneasz 07 November 2014 02:30AM

Has no one else mentioned this on LW yet?

Elizabeth Edwards has been elected as a New Hampshire State Rep, self-identifies as a Rationalist and explicitly mentions Less Wrong in her first post-election blog post.

Sorry if this is a repost

Comment author: Eneasz 06 November 2014 07:08:26PM 0 points [-]

There is a Starbucks, and last time I was there it had lots of chairs. :) I plan on bringing a large wizard's hat for ease of recognition.

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Comment author: Eneasz 06 November 2014 07:06:16PM -1 points [-]

Wanted to mention that the Denver Area meet-up next week is basically new. It's the second of a soon-to-be regular event that TheStevenator is starting up from scratch (mad props to him!). He just moved here and I believe there's no connection to the previous sporadic ones. Sounds like the goal is for these to become regular monthly meets. I'm looking forward to them. :)

Comment author: Gunnar_Zarncke 01 November 2014 11:33:22PM 6 points [-]

This is nice and simple and upvoted a lot. I think it could go to main. It could add a touch of lightness on Main that isn't often seen there.

Comment author: Eneasz 03 November 2014 03:36:18AM 0 points [-]

Seconded! I literally laughed out loud, which doesn't happen from reading text very often. :)

Comment author: Eneasz 30 October 2014 04:52:15PM 32 points [-]

Taken, in full

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