Studying business. Rational organizations. 2011-10-13T14:33:06.018Z
Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Meetup 2011-04-11T14:25:35.165Z
Art and Rationality 2010-10-28T13:56:01.396Z


Comment by soundchaser on Studying business. Rational organizations. · 2011-10-13T21:04:22.962Z · LW · GW

That was great. This is definitely stuff I'm learning more about.

Any other area you see the HN crowd lacking in?

Comment by soundchaser on Meetup : Research Triangle Less Wrong Meetup · 2011-08-02T17:26:43.016Z · LW · GW

I will be there!

Comment by soundchaser on NC Triangle LW meetup: Wed June 1, 7:00PM · 2011-05-26T14:18:40.701Z · LW · GW

I think I will be able to attend this one!

Comment by soundchaser on First Triangle LW Meetup 5/4 7pm (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) [Repost] · 2011-05-03T17:45:20.431Z · LW · GW

Can't wait to meet everyone tomorrow! Hopefully everyone is still planning on attending.

Comment by soundchaser on First Triangle LW Meetup 5/4 7pm (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) · 2011-04-15T12:17:20.577Z · LW · GW

I will be there!

I also know a couple of people that aren't frequenters of LW that will likely attend.

Comment by soundchaser on Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Meetup · 2011-04-15T01:30:42.719Z · LW · GW

Sounds good to me!

Comment by soundchaser on Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Meetup · 2011-04-12T19:35:15.305Z · LW · GW

So it looks like we have enough interest to have a meetup, even before Alicorn/AdeleneDawner get their new place setup. So lets recommend some times/places and go from there.

mutterc mentioned Brier Creek. As he mentioned it is centrally located and has some good spots for meetups. Probably a good area for this first meetup. Alicorn mentioned some venues near her that could be used as well. Both of these seem like good ideas to me.

Scheduling for me: As I said in the original post, it is easier for me to attend during the week, but given 2 weeks advance notice I could meet up on the weekend as well.

Comment by soundchaser on The Best Textbooks on Every Subject · 2011-01-18T04:32:09.435Z · LW · GW

I have been using Harmony and Voice Leading for a little while. Is An Introduction to Tonal Theory really that much better?

I've always felt that the way they explain concepts is very hand wavy and doesn't really explain anything and I tend to prefer things to be more mathematical or abstract.

I'll probably pick this book up on your suggestion.

Comment by soundchaser on Welcome to Less Wrong! (2010-2011) · 2010-11-16T02:31:22.975Z · LW · GW

Having a meetup here would be great. I know a couple people that would attend, but I'm not too sure of the overall readership here.

Comment by soundchaser on Welcome to Less Wrong! (2010-2011) · 2010-11-15T19:57:58.488Z · LW · GW

Raleigh, what about you?

Comment by soundchaser on Welcome to Less Wrong! (2010-2011) · 2010-10-28T19:58:35.183Z · LW · GW

Hi. I've been a lurker since before Less Wrong existed, reading though the sequences as they existed on Overcoming Bias. I regularly read new posts on Less Wrong and have made it through a couple of the sequences, but have failed to internalize much.

I am very interested in the topics discussed here and have recently decided to take a more active role in the community as well as really learning the existing material.

A little about me personally. I'm a 23, male, computer programmer ('software engineer') that has essentially slacked off his entire life. I have extremely varied intellectual interests ranging from the arts, music, and design to computer programming, programming languages, mathematics, human intelligence augmentation, medicine, computer science, and artificial intelligence. It is rare that I find something that I am not in any way interested. I have studied mathematics and computer science formally.

I can't necessarily call myself a rationalist because I lack pretty much all instrumental rationality. I am generally very rational in thought, but not in action.

I think the materials available on Less Wrong are both awesome and intimidating. I feel like I have already learned a lot, but know that I have really only scraped the tip of the iceberg.

(Located in North Carolina)

Comment by soundchaser on Art and Rationality · 2010-10-28T17:25:47.025Z · LW · GW

Thanks for those. Great thoughts for those trying to find some way to help out.