Comment author: Ro-bot-tens 07 August 2018 11:33:51PM 1 point [-]

This was a nice post. The tax laws changed in the US at the end of 2017 and I’m preparing a post to summarize the donation-specific changes. Found this when I was browsing past posts.

Comment author: Ro-bot-tens 07 August 2018 10:51:36PM 2 points [-]

I’m posting very late but wanted to mention that this was a blast and was great community building.

Comment author: Ro-bot-tens 07 August 2018 10:34:26PM 1 point [-]

I really like this post. Thanks for composing it!

I would like to add something about the decision to call the police if a crime occurs. This is outside the context you presented it, when confidential information is shared with you. So not a conflict but a supplement.

If you saw something and no information was shared confidentially, the decision is yours about calling the police. Even if you weren’t involved with the situation.

I’ll end the post here and defer to others about how to make that decision. Given how rare a crime is at an EA event, it’s not worth dwelling on!

Comment author: Jeff_Kaufman 01 August 2016 04:43:14AM 0 points [-]

32" wide: this is the size of the smallest standard wheelchair and walker.

That seems high to me? On ada.gov I see "width of the wheelchair measured to the outside of the rear wheels is 26 inches" and on theaccessibleplanet.com I see "most modern wheelchairs are 24 inches to 27 inches wide from one wheel to the other wheel". A 32" door is still best, because getting through doors with minimal clearance is hard, but someone in a wheelchair may still be up for handling 30" or 28" doors if they know to expect that.

Comment author: Ro-bot-tens 07 August 2018 10:21:49PM 2 points [-]

And a reminder that a 30” door has 29” of entry clearance if the door is taken off the hinges (because of the stops on the frame). If the door is opened at 90 degrees, a 30” door might barely allow 27” of clearance. The challenge might draw some attention the event, so use the type of skills described here to make everybody comfortable.

In response to Open Thread #40
Comment author: Scott_Alexander 13 July 2018 02:20:50AM 13 points [-]

Vox is looking for EA journalists. This is an opportunity to publicize EA and help shape its public perception. Their ad hints that they want people who are already in the movement, so take a look if you have any writing or journalism related skills.

Comment author: Ro-bot-tens 25 July 2018 02:10:22AM 1 point [-]

I think this is so huge. I was going to post it but saw you got to it first.

Comment author: Ro-bot-tens 25 July 2018 01:55:20AM 1 point [-]

really appreciated this piece. Especially the parts about defining what one thinks is fun (and how much per unit cost) and mentally orienting yourself to have fun in many ways. Thx for taking the time to write this up. I’m new to this site so appreciate any karma points anyone is willing to send. Thx