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Comment author: RomeoStevens 27 February 2014 11:02:12PM *  1 point [-]

We're going to be replacing our current sunflower seeds with high oleic acid versions which will bring us down to under 5% of calories from PUFA.

Do you have a jailbroken version of that study anywhere? That's a really large effect, and the best evidence against PUFA yet if true.

Comment author: Mqrius 03 March 2014 12:52:37PM *  1 point [-]

The maximum total energy from PUFA has been a discussion point with DIY Soylent makers as well. The final consensus was that it should definitely be below 10%, and possibly below 4%. The 4% figure comes from The perfect health diet, which uses this as a source:

Angela Liou Y, Innis SM. Dietary linoleic acid has no effect on arachidonic acid, but increases n-6 eicosadienoic acid, and lowers dihomo-gamma-linolenic and eicosapentaenoic acid in plasma of adult men. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 2009 Apr;80(4):201–6, http://pmid.us/19356914.

I've also got a copy hosted at http://forecast.student.utwente.nl/Lesswrong/ but only download that if your university or company legally gives you access to Elsevier content.

For the discussion and links to other relevant papers, see http://discourse.soylent.me/t/optimal-micronutrient-ratios/5049/52 and further posts

For my Soylent, I ended up getting most fats from macadamia oil (mostly Omega-9 aka MUFA) and MCT oil (Medium-chain saturated fat), since they don't have any negative effects associated with them. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Comment author: RomeoStevens 27 February 2014 11:02:12PM *  1 point [-]

We're going to be replacing our current sunflower seeds with high oleic acid versions which will bring us down to under 5% of calories from PUFA.

Do you have a jailbroken version of that study anywhere? That's a really large effect, and the best evidence against PUFA yet if true.

Comment author: Mqrius 03 March 2014 12:35:52PM 1 point [-]

My university has access to the paper. I've got it hosted on my server, but you're only allowed to download it if you have legal access through your university as well. If you have legal access, feel free to click this link:

http://forecast.student.utwente.nl/Lesswrong/The%20importance%20of%20the%20ratio%20of%20omega-6%20omega-3%20essential%20fatty%20acids.pdf

In response to comment by Mqrius on Meetup : Utrecht
Comment author: skizo 08 December 2013 04:37:38PM 2 points [-]

I will just have to keep organizing meetups until you attend!

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Comment author: Mqrius 12 December 2013 06:09:43PM 1 point [-]

Haha, bluf! (Or in English: I dare you!)

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Comment author: Mqrius 08 December 2013 11:55:53AM 3 points [-]

Dang, another one that doesn't sit well with my planning. I'll attend at some point, really!

Comment author: Mqrius 06 November 2013 09:54:35AM 1 point [-]

Now that the scheduling issues are out of the way;

Coming Sunday, we'll have wallowinmaya, EGI and girlfriend, SimonF, Falstofe, and my girlfriend and me, if I'm not mistaken. That would be a nice turnout!

Comment author: Mqrius 15 October 2013 11:46:28AM *  1 point [-]

Me and my girlfriend will most likely be there! We've been thinking of starting something ourselves :)

Comment author: Technoguyrob 22 August 2013 04:35:34AM 1 point [-]

I do not understand why no one is interested.

Comment author: Mqrius 31 August 2013 04:30:48PM *  0 points [-]

My current effective altruism strategy is:

  • Make a lot of money
  • Give it away

Pretty straightforward, but it means I don't need to have a job specifically related to effective altruism.

The question might be if you're more useful by making money and giving that away, or by working directly with the cause or meta-cause you support. I think for me it's the former.

Comment author: Error 16 July 2013 11:50:18AM 7 points [-]

I've run into a roadblock on the Less Wrong Study Hall reprogramming project. I've been writing against Google Hangouts, but it seems that there's no way to have a permanent, public hangout URL that also runs a specified application. (that is, I can get a fixed URL, or a hangout that runs an app for all users, but I can't do both)

Any of the programmers here know a way around that? At the moment it's looking like I'll have to go back to square zero and find an entirely different approach.

Comment author: Mqrius 21 July 2013 10:50:10AM 0 points [-]

To get a permanent URL, the workaround was that you could schedule a hangout very far in the future. Are you saying that you can't run a specified application on that?

Comment author: Mqrius 03 July 2013 02:55:10PM 0 points [-]

Besides being very interesting in the topics covered, this post has shifted my inclination to try drugs (to the trying drugs side).

Up to now, I didn't feel like trying anything serious. I saw no clear benefit, and I was afraid that it would mess with my core reasoning. I depend on my "reasoning core" to operate in stressful, inebriated, or otherwise compromised situations. Messing with that seemed like a Bad Idea.

Thinking about it now, though, I recognize that my core reasoning is not an isolated crystal anyway, being influenced by emotions and subconscious thoughts, resulting in things like procrastination. I think pushing this a little further and learning to deal with it might potentially actually help dealing with normal situations.

I'm still wary of messing something up, and I'll still be careful. But at least I've started considering it now.

I hope you manage to write the proposed sequence(s) at some point!

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Comment author: AdeleneDawner 20 March 2010 03:06:43AM 1 point [-]

I don't think just linking to the blogs would be useful, and I predict that it'll take a thousand words or more to explain what aspects of them I'm referring to - for one thing, I'm using a rather broader (but in my experience, more useful) definition of 'rationality', which I'd need to explain. I'll work on it.

Comment author: Mqrius 25 May 2013 07:42:34PM 1 point [-]

Do you still hold these ideas? Have you managed to work them out in detail in the meantime?

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