Nicolas Lacombe

Aspiring rationalist, web developer, polyamorous, effective altruist.

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also: how much funding do you think it would take? i'd be interested in sending more money if i knew it would have a marginal impact

someone found this:

From the first article:

Weight loss studies provide additional arguments against the “nutrient deficiency” theory.

In one weight loss study, participants following a low-carb diet for two years reported much lower cravings for carb-rich foods than those following a low-fat diet.

Similarly, participants put on low-fat diets during the same period reported fewer cravings for high-fat foods (18).

In another study, very low-calorie liquid diets decreased the frequency of cravings overall (19).

If cravings were truly caused by a low intake of certain nutrients, the opposite effect would be expected.

iirc there was at least one study that showed that people don't crave to eat what nutrients they are missing (I am guessing apart from drinking when you are dehydrated but that's not really a nutrient)

dating on dating apps (I think) men sends messages or tries to match with as many people as possible to increase their chances of talking to someone. women receives a lot of messages/potential matches so they get more selective. which in turns creates less matches per message sent for men, which reacts by sending more messages

this is from what I read and from my experience and experience of people I talked to. also, it looks like there is still a big heterosexual dynamics in this case (this might not apply to all dating apps but I guess it must apply to the big ones). I stayed a big vague in the description since I have seen different reasons for every of those points (that are not necessarily contradicting each other though: they could be additive)

anoter big point is that people who got voted and benefited from first past the post have incentive not to change it

Thank you very much to the organizers and everyone that was present! ❤️ I had a nice time and I loved the online platform/system I would not have been able to meet some of the people I met if it weren't for the online event

the other thing to consider is that the internet offers the possibility of less acountability

when meeting in person it is harder to disguise yourself as someone else

also, since there is a big transport cost of frequenting a different place (a different library, coffee shop, etc), causing people not to like you means you are increasing your chances of conflict every future time you will frequent that place

online if you cause someone not to like you in an online space, you can more easily find or create another similar online space where that person is not there, or create a new account and join the same space, or ignore/block them even if they seek conflict, their impact on you might be less: you can't really physically hurt someone online and disrupting their actions/discussions can be more difficult

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how can I get notified when I can buy the ebook?

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