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14 Post author: b4yes 11 July 2017 01:00PM

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Comment author: vackosar 11 July 2017 07:21:45PM 2 points [-]

I am new joiner. This is the best post I have seen here so far. Its up there with Moloch post at Slate Star. What is "majority ethnicity" - majority ethnicity of LW? BTW, anybody uses eliptical trainer instead of threadmill?

Comment author: b4yes 12 July 2017 06:45:23AM *  1 point [-]

I meant majority ethnicity at the (unspecified) place we live.

The treadmill is used for walking, while using a computer, not running. One of us uses a rowing machine for cardio.

Comment author: Lumifer 12 July 2017 03:41:36PM 0 points [-]

I meant majority ethnicity at the (unspecified) place we live.

That's a curiously unspecific way to express this. Is your "majority language" not English?

Comment author: MathiasZaman 14 July 2017 06:57:35AM *  1 point [-]

They mean the language used by the majority of where they live, not the language used in the group. Even if all the members are native English speakers, this is still some way of keeping plausible deniability in terms of location.

Edit: reading the OP more cautiously, I think it's unlikely the group lives in a place where English isn't the majority language so the phrasing is vague for not reason. Plausible deniability went out of the window given all the information available.

Comment author: Lumifer 14 July 2017 02:40:17PM 2 points [-]

I think it's unlikely the group lives in a place where English isn't the majority language

We're guessing, but I disagree. I think this group is not from an English-speaking country.

Comment author: vackosar 12 July 2017 03:25:33PM 0 points [-]

In your opinion is walking on threadmill as distracting as standup desk alone or even more?

Even during standing I just don't focus as well as when sitting. And preferred having ability to do real cardio while still being able to watch something.

Comment author: b4yes 13 July 2017 07:56:18AM 0 points [-]

I find walking much more natural/enjoyable than standing, though it did take a few days to get used to it. I can now do all but the most cognitively challenging tasks (proving tricky math theorems, doing software architecture) while walking on treadmill desk. Especially for regular coding, walking is much better than sitting.

Standing desks get uncomfortable quickly (under 30 mins), but walking desks are fine for hours. After a while, sitting can become more distracting than walking, because one feels less "free" and grows tired, while walking is a natural stimulant (pretty comparable to coffee in my case).

This might just be me, but as long as you are able to watch something, you are not doing real cardio. :)

Comment author: vackosar 13 July 2017 09:11:49PM 0 points [-]

Reasonable. I will try out the theadmill as well.

Note that one advantage of eliptical trainer is lower impact on joints.

Comment author: korin43 11 July 2017 11:16:41PM 1 point [-]

In 2016, the "Less Wrong Diaspora" was 86% non-hispanic "white": http://lesswrong.com/lw/nmk/2016_lesswrong_diaspora_survey_analysis_part_one/