Comment by kenzi on Double Crux — A Strategy for Resolving Disagreement · 2016-12-20T18:28:13.141Z · LW · GW

Here's a writeup on the Asana blog about Inner Simulator, based on a talk CFAR gave there a few years ago.

Comment by kenzi on Motivators: Altruistic Actions for Non-Altruistic Reasons · 2014-06-25T01:14:50.214Z · LW · GW

What parts of this thought-space are you still most confused about?

Comment by kenzi on Motivators: Altruistic Actions for Non-Altruistic Reasons · 2014-06-25T01:14:21.221Z · LW · GW

I've found it interesting to ask the question "if I could have any goals, then what goals would I have?" - gut-checking this with various forms of button test.

Comment by kenzi on 2013 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2013-11-23T01:48:19.687Z · LW · GW

Done! Phew

Comment by kenzi on The Centre for Applied Rationality: a year later from a (somewhat) outside perspective · 2013-05-29T19:14:59.055Z · LW · GW

It's tricky to navigate this in the context of a class (which the person won't be able to re-take later, if they do step out). Outside of classes the opportunity cost is less stark, but it's not always easily afforded by the workshop environment / spatial layout.

One possible way to address this that's under discussion is adding (for example) an hour right after lunch which is "quiet time" where folks are encouraged to nap, journal, go over notes, exercise, meditate etc.

Comment by kenzi on Open thread, May 17-31 2013 · 2013-05-29T16:47:03.776Z · LW · GW

Nope, you're not the only one. Yikes! Thanks for the heads up, we'll look into it.

Comment by kenzi on Help us name the Sequences ebook · 2013-04-16T02:13:37.369Z · LW · GW

My guess is that asking LWers actually is a good way to generate title ideas, because we already know what the book is about; then Luke can go try a bunch of them on non-LWers and figure out which ones don't turn off everyone else.

Comment by kenzi on Open Thread, April 15-30, 2013 · 2013-04-16T01:36:39.712Z · LW · GW

Hey; we (CFAR) are actually going to be running a shuttles from SFO Thursday evening, since the public transit time / drive time ratio is so high for the April venue. So we'll be happy to come pick you up, assuming you're willing to hang out at the airport for up to ~45 min after you get in. Feel free to ping me over email if you want to confirm details.