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Comment author: pvs 19 April 2017 02:30:34PM 0 points [-]

The lecture will take place in classroom B15

Meetup : Madrid - Rationality lecture and activities

0 pvs 15 April 2017 10:19PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Madrid - Rationality lecture and activities

WHEN: 21 April 2017 05:00:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Ciudad Universitaria, Plaza Ciencias, 3, 28040 Madrid

Next Friday, we will give a small lecture about rationality at the mathematics faculty of the Complutense University of Madrid. After that, we will have some discussion and/or other activities.

The specific classroom is not known yet, but I will post it as soon as possible.

Discussion article for the meetup : Madrid - Rationality lecture and activities

Comment author: Elo 30 March 2017 11:30:37AM 0 points [-]

karma awarded.

Comment author: pvs 31 March 2017 05:17:54PM 0 points [-]

Thank you!

Meetup : Madrid - First meetup

0 pvs 29 March 2017 08:35PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Madrid - First meetup

WHEN: 05 April 2017 07:00:00PM (+0200)

WHERE: Starbucks Calle de la Princesa, 40, 28008 Madrid

This is our first "official" meetup in Madrid. Since there will probably be some newcomers, we will mainly discuss basic rationality stuff. However, we encourage everyone to come and propose topics for future meetups.

Discussion article for the meetup : Madrid - First meetup

Comment author: Grothor 29 March 2017 04:12:17AM 1 point [-]

I think one of my problems is that I don't actually think that much about what I read.

Do you mean that you don't put much thought into deciding what to read, or that when you read something you don't reflect on it?

Comment author: pvs 29 March 2017 08:11:19PM *  0 points [-]

I don't reflect on it. This happens in two ways:

  1. I find reflecting much more cognitively demanding than reading, so if there is a 'next post' button or similar, I tend to keep reading.

  2. Also, sometimes when I try to actually think about the subject, it's difficult to come up with original ideas. I often find myself explaining or convincing an imaginary person, instead of trying to see it with fresh eyes. This is something I noticed after reading the corresponding Sequence.

I guess establishing an habit of commenting would help me solve these problems.

Comment author: pvs 28 March 2017 03:49:21PM 3 points [-]

Hello, I'm a math-cs undergrad and aspiring effective altruist, but I haven't chosen a cause yet. Since that decision is probably one of the most important ones, I should probably wait until I've become stronger.

To that end, I've read the Sequences (as well as HPMOR), and I would like to attend a CFAR workshop or similar at some point in the future. I think one of my problems is that I don't actually think that much about what I read. Do you have any advice on that?

Also, there are a couple of LWers in my college with whom I have met twice, and we would like to start organising meetups regularly. Would you please give me some karma so that I can add new meetups? (I promise I will make up for it with good contributions)

Thanks!