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PolymathyDancer

23 Berkeley, CA Cis Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 21–27
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 10:54pm
Orientation
Straight, Sapiosexual
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on university
Job
Technology
Status
Open relationship
Type
Non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Dislikes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), C++ (Okay), LISP (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Technologist who hacks brains about as often as computers, with a constant craving for connection characterized by openness, relaxation, and excitement.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
[things in brackets like this indicate links, they don't work in mobile apps, use the desktop web client]

Meta-strategizing for my life (and others). Turns out it's the most useful thing to do before anything else.

Talking to as many interesting people as I can handle

Improv partner dancing [here, laugh at me]
(just kidding, that dance was great)

Getting a degree in computer science so I can move to the bay area, get a ridiculous high-paying software job, and donate a bunch of money to futurist non-profits saving the world. Ask me about it.

adding way too many explanations to my OKC questions because my answers rarely fit into a box. if you do this too, you're awesome.

Cross-pollinating people in my life to grow the awesome community of cuddly technically-minded philosopher-dancers in my life who want to optimize the world
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm a fast learner, and I'll do well at anything I'm interested in. My particular skill areas include just about anything to do with computers, thinking about complex concepts, and meta-strategizing . Other things include, but are not limited to: martial arts expertise, partner dancing, cooking, mastery of computer games, film production, photography, not getting into terrible arguments, and combating the forces of evil.

I also give really good hugs.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The spirit of this question seems to be "Favourite Media", so I'll answer that.

Not an exhaustive list, but instead a list of the not-quite-mainstream things I like, because including mainstream stuff doesn't mean much.

Webcomics:
Dresden Codak, Goblins, Flipside, perry bible fellowship, rice boy, Hark! a Vagrant, pictures for sad children, Gunnerkrigg Court, Girls with Slingshots, Subnormality, Paranatural, Problem Sleuth, minus.

if you follow and enjoy most of SMBC and XKCD, you might be my favourite person.

Websites/Blogs: [Slate Star Codex, AKA the best blog in the universe][Lesswrong, the website where it all started for me]

Movies/shows:
Most recent: Her. Seriously this is my favourite movie right now. Talk to me about it (UPDATE Mar 2015: Interstellar was very close, but Her is still my favourite right now)

Others: Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Inside Out, a Village Called Panic, Koyaanisqatsi, Network, The Game, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Limitless, Catch-22, American Psycho, Groundhog Day, Office Space, The Invention of Lying, Wall Street, Looper, Loaded Weapon, the IT crowd, ReBoot, Dollhouse, Daybreak, Firefly.

a very important factor in a work of serious fiction for me is that the characters don't follow the plot, the plot follows the characters. (/r/rational sidebar for more of an explanation)

Music: I listen to mostly Instrumental music when I'm doing something else. I used to think I didn't like pop songs or music with vocals at all, but it turns out I'm just very picky.

Books: The Moral Animal, Calvin and Hobbes, Foundation, Dune, The Ethical Slut, More than Two, Ender's Game, Permutation City, Stumbling on Happiness, The Righteous Mind, Godel Escher Bach, The Black Swan, How We Decide, Good and Real, Three Worlds Collide, Rationality: From AI to Zombies (RAZ), Focusing by Eugene Gendlin, Thinking Fast and Slow

Other:
[Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality](HPMOR), TED Talks
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. The Internet/web/tube/blag
2. Things to fix or optimize
3. Physical expression, be it dancing or cuddles
4. Cool people
5. My brain
6. The San Francisco Bay Area
7. The freedom of creative expression, such that arbitrary limits are more like "guidelines."
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Yes.

But seriously:
How to optimize the world
how people think
[consent]
communication/signaling
unknown unknown unknowns
how to leap huge [inferential gaps] in a single bound
how to avoid having dumb arguments
[how fun virtual reality would be]
[dancing]
[AI]
dancing AI
how people think their category of secrets is unique
[where some feminists went crazy]
[where feminism got it totally right]
how monolithic concepts are actually a lot of different things with nuances
speaking of monolithic concepts; [MOLOCH]
whether I'm approachable
how to have goals
[dancing]
what other people do with all their time
if someone will get distracted with all these links
[dancing]
how not to be a [Sphex]
how to be incrementally better next time and not get too stressed out about being imperfect.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
A global average of my friday nights would be ridiculous, in the same way the average human has one testicle and one ovary.

anyway, in the spirit of the question, I'm probably partner dancing (west coast swing) at some event, or at a party where we discuss how to take over the world before someone else does. if I like you, you'd be welcome at either.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
This is like the "what's your greatest weakness" job question, isn't it?

Interview "makes me look good" answer: I used to be a Nice Guy™, but then I got better.

(I was going to make a corny joke about being a "nice guy" but I couldn't think of a way that would be obvious enough because of [Poe's Law], so there's this instead.)

Actual answer: I dislike, even though I understand the reasons for, common informational privacy(how meta), secrets, and the like. as a result of many people telling me their secrets, it's become effectively impossible for me to be judgemental. I have this fantasy where suddenly everyone has access to everyone else's secrets, and I imagine after the short-term kerfuffle, everyone is a lot more empathetic to each other.

That being said, I know not everyone reacts the the way I do to uncomfortable truths, and so for now, some secrets are necessary.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
The decision theory for you is clear; if you prefer the world where we are friends already, over the world where we are not, click message and start typing right now. you miss all the shots you don't take, etc.

Some good indicators that you should message me:
-we have a high match percentage (90%+)
-you want to meet up and be friends!
-you found something interesting to talk about on my profile
-you want to go west coast swing/fusion dancing with me
-you want to introduce me to something awesome I should know about, given my other interests.