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Comment author: Morendil 01 October 2014 12:11:16PM *  4 points [-]

Now that running regularly, for fitness and to keep my weight down, is a well established habit, I've signed up to run a half-marathon next March. (Not without a twinge of sadness, thinking of Hal Finney.)

Instead of just going out for a run on sundays and the occasional weekday, I'm now "following a training plan", that is, running workouts with specific targets, using a heart rate monitor, and so on. It makes some interesting differences and I've learned a few things.

One aspect of keeping fit that I'm still somewhat failing at, despite much self-monitoring and various attempts at behavior change, is getting more sleep. I'm still sleep-deprived (less than 5h) two or three nights a week.

Comment author: VincentYu 19 September 2014 01:46:21PM 4 points [-]

Unfortunately, my university library reports that they have exhausted all possible sources and no library was able to supply this paper.

Comment author: Morendil 21 September 2014 04:45:49PM 1 point [-]

Interesting! Thanks for trying.

Comment author: Viliam_Bur 30 August 2014 08:54:55PM 2 points [-]

Well, someone needs to fly there and copy all their know-how. Are we rational enough to coordinate at this?

Comment author: Morendil 31 August 2014 10:04:00AM 3 points [-]

Suggestion: start a new discussion thread titled something like "European Rationality Solstice Ritual". That will be a start. I'm based in France, experienced at the logistics of running unconferences and community meetings, willing to help.

Comment author: Morendil 28 August 2014 11:02:03PM 0 points [-]

Haga, William J. "Perils of professionalism." Management Quarterly (1974): 3-10.

Comment author: VincentYu 19 August 2014 11:01:58AM *  3 points [-]
Comment author: Morendil 28 August 2014 08:36:12PM 1 point [-]

Awesome, thanks!

Comment author: Morendil 17 August 2014 04:10:08PM 3 points [-]

Donating "for free" is now down to 25 STR, about a nickel. (Sent to MIRI.)

Also, your Facebook account is only considered valid if you allow Stellar access to your photos.

Comment author: Morendil 17 August 2014 09:33:54AM 0 points [-]

(2011) Costa, AC. and Anderson, NR., Measuring trust in teams: development and validation of a multi-faceted measure of formative and reflexive indicators of team trust, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 20 (1) : 119- 154

or in a pinch

(2003) Costa, AC., Work team trust and effectiveness, Personnel Review 32 (5) : 605- 622

Comment author: tgb 10 June 2014 02:19:58PM 2 points [-]

I don't think that was a judge conversation. That was just someone using the online chat program:

"I logged on to what I think is the Goostman program. Here’s the transcript of our conversation: (Eugene is supposed to be around 13 years old.)"

Not only that, but it's an old version from a year ago. (Not that I think the real judges' conversation would be significantly better.)

Comment author: Morendil 10 June 2014 10:21:18PM 3 points [-]

You're very likely right, I misinterpreted.

Comment author: KnaveOfAllTrades 23 August 2013 07:56:48AM 1 point [-]

Reply to this comment if you’re interested in being part of a rationalist house in London, UK.

Comment author: Morendil 09 June 2014 01:42:09PM 1 point [-]

Any progress with this? I'm probably going to hang out briefly with the NYC group when I visit there in August.

Comment author: Morendil 09 June 2014 01:38:04PM *  14 points [-]

This isn't strictly speaking "this month", but more "since the last time this thread was around", perhaps three or four months. (ETA: actually, the last such I took part in was October '13.)

Built a 3D printer from a kit. Learnt enough G-Code and OpenScad to be dangerous. Designed a few parts of my own, including some that replaced original parts.

Lost about 6 kilos from my max weight. Anecdotally, what seems to have worked in my case was eating lots more vegs, liberal amounts of meat, and about half my previous quantity of carbs. Also increased exercise a fair bit, incorporating a lot more walking (to or near the oft recommended 10K steps a day) in addition to a weekly run (typically 10K). One of my major objectives was to not feel like I'd gone on a diet, but instead to rewire my preferences so that eating whatever I enjoyed would lead to weight loss. I worked quite a bit on identifying and removing the trivial inconveniences that were keeping me from enjoying vegs and salad more often.

Switched banks. Sounds easy when you write it like this but it's an insane amount of hassle.

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