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Meetup : LW Ottawa meetup 2014-04-10T01:25:20.576Z · score: 2 (2 votes)
Meetup : Ottawa Weekly Monday LessWrong Meetup 2011-11-21T03:51:25.309Z · score: 2 (3 votes)

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Comment by amacfie on Against Open Threads · 2014-06-01T14:13:56.889Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Ah, you're right about meetups. It happened (24 days ago).

Comment by amacfie on Against Open Threads · 2014-05-31T14:34:08.416Z · score: 4 (8 votes) · LW · GW

The clearest way to improve discussions here, which has been called for numerous times, is reorganizing the subreddits and adding a few new ones. So far we haven't even got a separate subreddit for meetups, which should be uncontroversial, although I hear it is under development. Despite the simplicity of this proposed change, apparently the codebase makes it difficult. How much would it cost to expedite the development, if that's a possibility, and could we let people donate money directly toward this feature? If it's too expensive, how about cheap alternative approaches, such as adding a menu with links to a handful of "top-level" tags, at least one of which every new post should be tagged with? .

Comment by amacfie on Muehlhauser-Goertzel Dialogue, Part 1 · 2014-05-12T19:42:56.928Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Yes it is.

Comment by amacfie on Open thread, 18-24 March 2014 · 2014-03-19T15:30:49.662Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'd say it's worth it to have some humor and somewhat self-deprecating fun here.

Comment by amacfie on Open Thread February 25 - March 3 · 2014-03-03T22:41:58.129Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

ya sorry, i misread things. showing the numbers of upvotes and downvotes would indeed solve the precision problem.

Comment by amacfie on Open Thread February 25 - March 3 · 2014-03-02T23:19:24.437Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

What do you do when you're low on mental energy? I have had trouble thinking of anything productive to do when my brain seems to need a break from hard thinking.

Comment by amacfie on Open Thread February 25 - March 3 · 2014-03-02T23:05:12.471Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

(hovering your mouse over the karma scores shows that)

Comment by amacfie on Open Thread for February 18-24 2014 · 2014-02-21T19:40:56.796Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I've had success with Mack's soft silicone earplugs.

Comment by amacfie on Baldness · 2014-02-10T18:21:24.073Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

I'd say the benefits of cosmetic surgery can sometimes be sizable.

Comment by amacfie on Open thread, January 25- February 1 · 2014-01-27T01:58:49.157Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Would it change for particular behavior, e.g. clothes, dancing/gestures, language?

Comment by amacfie on Open thread, January 25- February 1 · 2014-01-27T00:18:42.574Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

How would you define the word "sexy" in terms of signaling?

Comment by amacfie on PSA: Very important policy change at Cryonics Institute · 2013-10-07T04:39:22.654Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I just meant "dead" as in the current legal sense.

Comment by amacfie on PSA: Very important policy change at Cryonics Institute · 2013-10-06T15:38:46.684Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Right, murder of someone already dead

Comment by amacfie on PSA: Very important policy change at Cryonics Institute · 2013-10-03T19:18:04.519Z · score: 6 (8 votes) · LW · GW

interesting use of the word "suicide"

Comment by amacfie on Meetup : Cambridge, MA Meetup · 2013-09-29T01:57:49.071Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

sweet location

Comment by amacfie on Meetup : LessWrong Ottawa · 2013-05-11T05:20:43.616Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Should people ask for Chris's table?

Comment by amacfie on Good luck, Mr. Rationalist · 2013-04-30T16:40:22.589Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

it's a question of live vs. dead metaphors

Comment by amacfie on LW Women Entries- LW Meetups · 2013-04-21T00:10:35.800Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Crocker's Rules might help?

Declaring yourself to be operating by "Crocker's Rules" means that other people are allowed to optimize their messages for information, not for being nice to you.
Comment by amacfie on What truths are actually taboo? · 2013-04-17T18:40:15.698Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I hear "er", literally (rhotically), quite infrequently and I always assumed that people said it that way because of seeing "er" in written English and not knowing that it was intended to be pronounced "uh"; similarly, I've heard "arg" spoken by people who thought "argh" from written English was pronounced that way.

Comment by amacfie on What truths are actually taboo? · 2013-04-17T03:13:45.947Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Any particular reason why you write "erm" even though (I assume) you don't have a British accent?

Comment by amacfie on Singularity Institute is now Machine Intelligence Research Institute · 2013-01-31T17:46:49.864Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I was under the impression that this use of the word "machine" was archaic -- it was used decades ago for naming things like machine learning, machine translation, and the Association for Computing Machinery. I don't immediately see why a more familiar term wasn't used.

Comment by amacfie on A rationalist's guide to psychoactive drugs · 2012-01-31T14:16:19.593Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

This looks relevant: Muller & Schumann, Drugs as instruments: A new framework for non-addictive psychoactive drug use. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, 318-319.

Comment by amacfie on 2011 Survey Results · 2011-12-05T14:21:33.491Z · score: 13 (19 votes) · LW · GW

So people just got silly with the IQ field again.

Comment by amacfie on 2011 Less Wrong Census / Survey · 2011-11-03T01:26:52.878Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW · GW

I thought it was nanoweapons, not gray goo, that was the risk of nanotechnology.

Comment by amacfie on Meetup : Ottawa LessWrong Weekly Meetup · 2011-07-27T23:50:07.842Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

well, for discussion, there is

http://lesswrong.com/lw/6nz/approving_reinforces_loweffort_behaviors/

which looks interesting (to me)

Comment by amacfie on Training for math olympiads · 2011-05-30T00:09:57.610Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Do math contest problems from the different areas of math covered by the IMO and start at your current level of ability and work from there.

Find problems from books, previous contests and forums like Art of Problem Solving.

Comment by amacfie on Ottawa LW Meetup: Thursday April 28, 7:00pm (ADDED: Bayes study group satellite meeting) · 2011-04-26T18:06:54.126Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Is parking easy to find around there?

Comment by amacfie on Rationality Boot Camp · 2011-03-24T20:38:18.704Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

So does this have anything to do with the Visiting Fellows Program? It isn't a replacement, is it?