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28 Cambridge, MA Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 18–29
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
Today – 8:42am
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body type
Mostly anything
Buddhism, but not too serious about it
Graduated from masters program
Science / Engineering
Mostly non-monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently), C++ (Okay), LISP (Okay)

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My self-summary
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OKC's algorithms managed to capture at least one important element of my personality- More Geeky. "Geek" I consider to signify that I spend a great deal of my time in the pursuit of idiosyncratic and/or esoteric interests, and I am quite proud to be one.

...More recently, though, its said that I'm also More Energetic and More Dominant. Less enthused about the accuracy of those. I mean, its not wrong, but if I'm the paragon of these qualities for my demographic I'd feel a bit disappointed in my peers.

(Update 2/22/15: More Energetic has moved from third to first place sometime in the last few months. I haven't answered new questions recently, so it must be due to a change in the overall trends for twenty-something guys. Curious whether the base Energetic-ness of the OKC population tracks with the seasons. Anyone else miss the OKC analysis blog? That was the coolest thing about this site.)
What I’m doing with my life
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I work as a bioinformatics engineer, writing software that will help cope with the huge piles of biological data that scientists are producing in search of things like cancer cures or ecological insight. I focused on AI in my computer science degree, but after graduating I realized that all the funding for AI research work is in making army deathbots even smarter- which would not be the best motivator, in my mind.

Eventually I'll go back for a PhD and move on to hopefully even larger things, but for now I'm happy with nonacademia. In the meantime I sate my brainhunger by watching Coursera lectures and reading pop-science books.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Programming, and other kinds of hacking in the constructive sense. Technology in general.

Used to think I'd work as a writer, since everyone tells me my fiction writing is good. It turns out that talent does not equal destiny. But I still should be writing more than I do.

I play classical/celtic guitar. Its almost to the point where I could play in public without feeling like a nuisance.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My height. Or that I'm smirking for no discernible reason.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I don't believe in giant, exhaustive lists of media preferences. If I did my book paragraph would contain plenty of Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Terry Pratchett, Larry Niven, China Mieville, and a perhaps even a bit of "real literature"- Borges is pretty cool, for instance.

I wouldn't know musical genres from holes in the ground full of CDs, but whatever Faun, Psilodump, Kaminanda, Mother Mother, C418, Savant, and Beats Antique are, I like those genres.

Don't really do TV. I'm probably the only geek on this hemisphere that hasn't seen all of Doctor Who.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
This is a fairly materialist question, isn't it? Unless one goes the "friends, family, and etc" route, its implying that some set of physical goods is a requisite for life, or a paramount moral necessity. I reject this premise!

That being said, you'll be pretty likely to find a computer, a pair of glasses, some paper, a phone, and a nice pen in my general vicinity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
New scientific discoveries (I read science news semi-obsessively); how to get some programming/technical project to work; what to do the coming evening; what to write or draw; what to have for lunch; what to wear; how blue the sky is; how blue the sky isn't; the practicalities of space travel; the incalculable nature of cats; whether I've reached my daily caffeine limit; why I'm propositioned by bisexual guys so often; what book to read next...


...what game to play next; how much another cup of coffee would throw my biorhythms; what it would mean if P = NP; where all the time/cookies/people went; what's going to happen next in Homestuck; what the next blockbuster cellphone app will be; why we can't all just get along already; where my towel is; how to stop global warming; brains; etc.

I have a smidgen of ADD.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Roll 1d8:

On a 1,2 or 3: Staying in, chatting with roommates, getting work done.
On a 4, 5 or 6: Dressed up and dancing in a room of flashing lights, loud music and weird people.
On a 7: At a bar, movie, or other typical amusement.
On an 8: Roll again twice.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I habitually wear mismatched socks. For awhile I had a thing of wearing one white sock and one black sock in otherwise unobtrusive outfits, but I no longer keep white socks around.
You should message me if
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You should! Defying outdated traditional gender roles by proactively initiating potentially-romantic contact is sexy.