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Comment author: adamzerner 08 October 2015 07:00:09PM 0 points [-]

... but clearly open-minded enough to change your mind about a lot of stuff. What I mean is that I've told a lot of people about LessWrong, but I don't think it really "changed" any of them, and almost no one continued to read more than one or two articles. So what do you think makes you different?

Comment author: Michelle_Z 19 October 2015 10:56:46PM *  1 point [-]

I read HPMOR and thought "if this stuff (meaning rationality) actually works, it's powerful in a way that I haven't seen before." I remember thinking something like that at the time, but memory is fairly unreliable. I'll have to dig through old journals to see if I mentioned it anywhere.

The sequences also had the advantage of being written in an entertaining way. Beyond that, I'm not sure what makes me any different. I'd like to think I'm special or have some trait that makes me more prone to rationality, but that's purely self-serving. More likely it's luck-- reading it at the right time when I was in a headspace to absorb that kind of knowledge.

Comment author: Michelle_Z 06 October 2015 10:22:56PM 1 point [-]

I read HPMOR. That got me interested in Lesswrong. The most I can say for pre-rationalist!me was that I was curious and a bit creative.

Comment author: Michelle_Z 22 July 2015 02:02:24AM 7 points [-]

I was accepted into graduate school at a nice university for bioinformatics.

Comment author: ChristianKl 08 July 2015 07:36:15AM 5 points [-]

Me too.

Comment author: Michelle_Z 08 July 2015 05:20:25PM 5 points [-]

Me too.

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: Michelle_Z 08 July 2015 05:19:15PM *  1 point [-]

A 6ft crocodile is necessary at such events. I'm really not sure how you all managed without Mr. Scaly. :)

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.

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

Clearly, this event needed many more owls.

Comment author: Michelle_Z 06 July 2015 06:02:15PM 6 points [-]

I wish my high school teachers had done this.

A+

Comment author: Michelle_Z 30 April 2015 05:55:44AM 3 points [-]

The crocodiles and owls are our best residents. Especially the 6 ft (2 meter) long crocodile named Mr. Scaly. He is Great and Proud and Frolicsome.

Comment author: Michelle_Z 17 February 2015 03:02:58AM 18 points [-]

I cannot be truly killed by any power known to me.

Prophecy, much? The power he knows not? I mean, that's a gimme but...

Comment author: Macaulay 16 February 2015 03:37:57AM 0 points [-]

He went with Lesath, not Cedric.

Comment author: Michelle_Z 16 February 2015 03:48:40AM 14 points [-]

Yes. But two minutes before that he was thinking of taking Cedric, and then we get a cut scene to him sneaking about in the hallway with Lesath. That implies that Cedric might still be in play, otherwise we probably would've gotten a short sentence or two on why he chose Lesath over Cedric.

Cedric, who may or may not have a time turner, could quite possibly show up.

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