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

Elaborate?

In response to comment by Capla on Podcasts?
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.

In response to comment by Eneasz on Weekly LW Meetups
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

60 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 5 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 31 points [-]

Taken, in full

In response to Podcasts?
Comment author: gwillen 26 October 2014 12:53:27AM 1 point [-]

I'm surprised to see Radiolab get top billing, and This American Life not even get a mention. I think of Radiolab as an excellent imitation of TAL. :-)

In response to comment by gwillen on Podcasts?
Comment author: Eneasz 29 October 2014 04:27:20AM 0 points [-]

I had to stop listening to TAL because I was tired of wanting to kill myself after every episode.

Comment author: Eneasz 29 October 2014 04:25:40AM 0 points [-]

1-2 mg of Melatonin ~20min before you wish to fall asleep

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