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Event: Effective Altruism Global X Berlin 2017

3 Lachouette 30 September 2017 07:33AM

This year's EAGxBerlin takes place on the 14th and 15th of October at the Berlin Institute of Technology and is organized by the Effective Altruism Foundation. The conference will convene roughly 300 people – academics, professionals, and students alike – to explore the most effective and evidence-based ways to improve the world, based on the philosophy and global movement of effective altruism.

For more information, please see our website and facebook event. Tickets are available on Tito.

Comment author: Lachouette 02 February 2017 04:43:54PM 10 points [-]

I just signed up. Three years ago this was my entry point into the wider community and I'm looking forward to being around again!

Comment author: Lachouette 05 April 2015 10:29:42AM 2 points [-]

(replying here for visibility)

By the way, Malcolm has fulfilled some of the Study Hall users' wishes by embedding the tinychat hall in his Complice website: http://lesswrong.com/lw/lqz/announcing_the_complice_less_wrong_study_hall/

Unfortunately it's still tinychat and therefore just as buggy, but it now has a timer! And you can see tasks of other users! That means that breaks are cut off somewhat more abruptly, but they no longer run over. Overall the hall got more awesome! Password stays "lw", you don't need to be a Complice user to access the site.

The new room can be found here.

Comment author: Lachouette 05 December 2015 10:07:25PM 1 point [-]

Malcolm has since created a new chatroom, which runs independently of tinychat! It's still the same link as mentioned in my earlier comment. In addition, a chatroom for effective altruists (the EA Workspace) now exists as well.

The transition has been mostly smooth and everyone's used to the new format by now, I think.

Comment author: Lachouette 09 November 2015 03:32:19PM 9 points [-]


Seriously though, great work and so many thanks for ridding us from Tinychat. :)

Note that you do not (and will never) need a Complice account to access the page. Signing up for Complice adds, well, the Complice-inherent features that aren't essential to the functioning of the chat itself.

Comment author: polymathwannabe 19 February 2015 08:16:30PM 1 point [-]

Will the Tinychat version still operate?

Comment author: Lachouette 05 November 2015 06:55:08PM 0 points [-]

Update: As of now, we switched to Malcolm's own chat (which is at the same link as he provided). This means it's not an embedded tinychat channel anymore, and the old tinychat room still exists, but is empty.

Comment author: Furslid 21 February 2015 01:19:53AM 4 points [-]

It's asking for a password to join. What's the password?

Comment author: Lachouette 05 November 2015 06:53:09PM 0 points [-]

(Note: if you're confused because it's not asking you for a password, that's because Malcolm replaced the embedded tinychat channel with his own chat. So we're finally rid of the bane of tinychat!)

Comment author: Lachouette 23 August 2015 07:54:21PM *  0 points [-]

Unfortunately, these owls are not being produced anymore so the link doesn't lead anywhere useful. Anyone who still wants one can buy up the rests by the resellers (try googling "Mars&More tweed owl" or similar). I think there's still a few Terrys and Levis to be bought, e.g. on Amazon.

Jkadlubo also found a cheaper spinoff with somewhat different design on a Polish interior decor website, so there's that.

[Edit: or contact me and I'll help you find one if I can.]

Meetup : Less Wrong NH Meet-up

3 Lachouette 10 August 2015 04:50PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Less Wrong NH Meet-up

WHEN: 11 August 2015 07:00:00PM (+0100)

WHERE: 269 Pearl St., Manchester, NH

(Posting this for a friend because he can't comment)

The second NH meet-up is this Tuesday, 8/11, in Manchester, NH at 7 pm at a private residence. Light refreshments will be provided.

Discussion article for the meetup : Less Wrong NH Meet-up

Comment author: Michelle_Z 06 July 2015 10:06:35PM 2 points [-]

Clearly, this event needed many more owls.

Comment author: Lachouette 06 July 2015 10:13:38PM 3 points [-]

We did have 6 owls, one eagle, a duck, an octopus and an angry bird, to count only the plush toys I remember right now. I think we were missing a six feet plush crocodile though. It was oddly bird-centered.

Comment author: Lachouette 06 July 2015 09:31:54PM 3 points [-]

In case you're wondering why there were only 74 participants: 80 people signed up, but 6 did not attend and didn't give notice, so the spaces could not be filled.

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