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22 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Man


I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 20–28
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Apr 16
Straight, Sapiosexual
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body type
Mostly anything
Other, but not too serious about it
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Working on university
Open relationship
Strictly non-monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Dislikes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), C++ (Okay), LISP (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Burning man was pretty great. You should go if you haven't. If I had to pick one thing to bring back it'd be the free super clean 24/7 orgy dome.


You know how much it sucks when a story ends? Now imagine the story is the universe. Man that would suck. Ideally, we will stop that, you and I, with some amazing adventures along the way.

Current physics models don't allow for this however, so we'll see who gets the last word.

Do you wish to accept this quest? (Y/N)

I know this isn't a typical summary, but it should tell you a lot about the type of person I am. stopping the heat death of the universe was the biggest, hardest, most interesting quest I could think of, but I'm open to other suggestions. This quest is open-source, license pending.

note that I am actually looking for friends as well. I'm pretty sure I haven't met all the awesome people in Vancouver and that's a shame. A shame that can be fixed with your help. :D
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-meta-strategizing for my life. Turns out it's the most useful thing to do.

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 bachelor's 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.

Cross-pollinating people in my life to add to an awesome community of cuddly technically-minded philosopher-dancers 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-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 have large amounts of Bayesian evidence that I'm a good listener.
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.

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

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

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

Most recent: Her. Seriously this is my favourite movie right now. Talk to me about it (UPDATE Mar 2015: still my Favourite movie, but Insterstellar was good too)

Things that have been in this profile for too long:
Koyaanisqatsi, Network, The Game, This Film Is Not Yet Rated, La Belle Verte, Who killed the electric car?, catch-22, The Invention of Lying, Man Friday, Wall Street, The Corporation, Loaded Weapon, the IT crowd, ReBoot, Dollhouse, Daybreak, Firefly.

I also have some major opinions about how most fiction is terrible even if it's enjoyable, but I have little idea of how to have those opinions correctly (you can help me think about this).

Music: instrumental seems to be the most important thing, maybe just because I've heard too much pop music that I can't identify with. a good groove can make me funny in the head sometimes, in a good way.
[Here's something I like dancing to]

Books: The Moral Animal, Calvin and Hobbes, Foundation, Dune, The Ethical Slut, Ender's Game, Permutation City, Stumbling on Happiness, Godel Escher Bach, Augie and the Green Knight, The Black Swan, How WE Decide, Good and Real, Three Worlds Collide

HPMOR, AKA Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, TED Talks
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The Internet/web/tube/blag
things to fix or optimize
physical expression, be it dancing or cuddles
Cool people
my brain
The San Francisco Bay Area
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.
How to optimize the world, how people think,
communication/signaling, unknown unknown unknowns, how to leap huge [inferential gaps] in a single bound, [how fun virtual reality would be], [dancing], [AI], dancing AI, how people think their category of secrets is unique, [where feminism 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, [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 dancing West Coast Swing style at some event (and you should totally join me), or at a party where we discuss how to take over the world (which you can also join me at) .
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm familiar with the Nice Guy(TM) Syndrome, and I know about it primarily because I used to be one.

(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(Poe's Law), so there's this instead.)
You should message me if
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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. Whether I'm interested is for me to decide, not you. No point second guessing yourself.

Some indicators that you should message me:
-we have a high match percentage
-you want to meet up and be friends!
-you found something interesting to talk about on my profile
-you think I'm wrong about something, but mostly really cool (tell me about the thing)
-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.