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Open thread, Oct. 20 - Oct. 26, 2014

Are you asking why EAs aren't more concerned with frugality?

Introducing an EA Donation Registry, covering existential risk donors

Interesting - is donating a regular chunk of your income a 'thing' in the x-risk/rationalist community, like it is for global poverty people with the Life You Can Save and Giving What We Can pledges?

It is a thing only to the extent that there is significant overlap between the "existential risk" and the "effective altruism" communities.
Recent updates to (2013-2014)

1 question following the nootropics update: has there recently been any more data on side effects and risks of the top-rated noots in that link (e.g. Armodafinil)?

I haven't seen anything particularly noteworthy about their risks. I'd say I'm a little more skeptical of fish oil than I used to be, and a bit more favorable about adrafinil.
Open Thread, April 27-May 4, 2014

I do not think EA is about things that are relatively easy to measure. It is about doing things with the highest expected value. It is just that due partly to regression to the mean things with measurably high values should have among the highest expected values. See Adam Caseys posts on 80 000 Hours.

Welcome to Less Wrong! (6th thread, July 2013)

Do we have any sense what % of LessWrong followers complete the census? Does it have wide coverage of effective altruists too? I've yet to meet one here - is there any sort of dataset with effective altruist locations available?

I suggest you ask at the Effective Altruist facebook page - there's usually fairly good coverage there and if such a thing exists someone there will know of it.
I don't want to retake this survey [] but it might have location info? You could also ask anyone who runs an EA website where they are getting their web hits from if you're really determined.
Welcome to Less Wrong! (6th thread, July 2013)

Hello, I'm an effective altruist from Algeria. Does this make me the only reader from Algeria?

No one in the last census wrote that he's from Algeria, so you are likely the only one.