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22 / M / Straight / Seeing Someone
- Last Online
- Nov 22
- White, Other
- 5′ 10″ (1.78m).
- Body Type
- Science / Tech / Engineering
- English, C++ (Poorly), English (Okay), English (Fluently), C++ (Okay)
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I'm very interested in moral philosophy and artificial intelligence, and how to get computers to do moral reasoning, ideally at least as well as humans can. I was a Visiting Fellow at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute for a few years, which is how I directly or indirectly met such interesting folk as ComplexRational, Lacigolana, erisiantaoist, Adhocrat, eschatopter, &c., and they're mostly still the people I work with these days and/or where I get most of my much-sought intellectual stimulation.
Lately I've been pouring effort into swordsmanship, programming, and music production. Someday I hope to be really good at everything.
Video: Hero, The Departed, Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds, Man on Fire, The Cabin in the Woods, Synecdoche, New York, (500) Days of Summer, ... Archer, Monster, Sword Art Online, Excel Saga, Death Note.
Audio: Regina Spektor, Nobuo Uematsu, J. S. Bach, Joanna Newsom, Jakwob, Jai Paul, Tycho, Purity Ring, The White Stripes, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Datsik, Jamie Woon, Nick Drake, Erik Mongrain, Vampire Weekend, Imogen Heap, The Shins, TNGHT, Doctor P, Atmosphere, Bert Jansch, MGMT, Boards of Canada, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, Jamie xx, ... "I drowned a hipster in a tributary. It wasn't mainstream." I learned of a lot of these artists from CameronDonnelly. My list isn't up-to-date, my musical frontiers are expanding hella rapidly since I started dating yanakarenina.
ニ Walking around on overcast days, calm nights deep in thought.
三 Solving people's problems with a mix of empathy and reason.
四 Fleeting, perspective-changing relationships. Wabi sabi.
五 Impressionism, especially Russian Impressionism.
六 Ever-increasing understanding and skill.
"The ancients who wished to illustrate illustrious virtue throughout the world, first ordered well their own States. Wishing to order well their States, they first regulated their families. Wishing to regulate their families, they first cultivated their persons. Wishing to cultivate their persons, they first rectified their hearts. Wishing to rectify their hearts, they first sought to be sincere in their thoughts. Wishing to be sincere in their thoughts, they first extended to the utmost of their knowledge. Such extension of knowledge lay in the investigation of things." — Confucius, more or less
"You will know that the divine is so great and of such a nature that it sees and hears everything at once, is present everywhere, and is concerned with everything." — Socrates
"In fact, a sense of essence is, in essence, the essence of sense, in effect." — Hofstadter
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