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MathDude

26 M College Park, MD

My Details

Last Online
Oct 4, 2010
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Skinny
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Drugs
Never
Religion
Judaism, and very serious about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), C++ (Fluently), LISP (Poorly), Hebrew (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I'm boring, ugly, and annoying. If you do not like people with any of these traits, I suggest you look at other, more interesting, peoples' profiles.


Wow, there are people who actually read past the first line? Shiny! I recently cleaned out a bunch of kruft that had accumulated here, so you're stuck with the typical vacuous few sentences for now. The real issue is that anything that would go here is redundant in view of the other information on the profile, or would be obvious from a few minutes of discussion. Be that as it may, here are a few things you might want to know:

* I am among the most laid back people you will ever meet. This is not always a good thing.

* My religious views are roughly described as modern Orthodox.

* My political views are roughly described as Libertarian. This categorization is rougher than that of my religious views.

* My social views are roughly described as, "What do you Care What Other People Think?"

...more will go here if anything else of utility and relevance occurs to me.



I am clearly not creative, quite disinteresting, and likely to bore you.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm about to start my final year of undergrad; I'm looking at graduating with a Math/Physics/Philosophy triple, although I typically call myself a "Mostly Math Major", as the other two are just hobbies. After that comes grad school, and a general trajectory towards academia... unless I get distracted by something else interesting like a software startup. Still no clue about specialization within mathematics, but I expect that will be decided by my thesis advisor anyway.
I’m really good at
Math (duh).

I'm also reasonably good at computer science, bridge, chess, and random other stuff (including being random, although people are bad random number generators).
The first things people usually notice about me
Heck if I know; message me and I'll compile a list of answers.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(a) Lord of the Rings, anything by Asimov, the Star Wars books by Timothy Zahn, Ender's Game and some of the sequels (although they were mostly worse than the original).

(b) Best movie of all time: The Empire Strikes Back. From there, in order: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: A New Hope, Indiana Jones and the Last crusade, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Game, ...

(c) I don't really care much about music. The only group I really follow is the Capitol Steps, although I also listen to a little J-Pop, Tom Lehrer, and other weird music. (Has anybody heard of the Klein Four Group?)

(d) As a college student, the primary factor in my choice of food is price. This means most of my meals are pasta, cheese, and frozen vegetables. I do, however, appreciate well made food, and I bake occasionally.
The six things I could never do without
(1) My towel, or at least a sarong. You should always know where your towel is.

(2) Duct tape. Duct tape is like the force; it holds the universe together, it binds the universe. And it has a light side and a dark side.

(3) WD-40. If something is broken either it can be fixed using duct tape and WD-40, or you should get rid of it. If it moves and it shouldn't, use duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.

(4) Plastic bags. Because occasionally you need that air- (or at least water-) tight seal.

(5) and (6) are irrelevant (ie, I couldn't think of anything off the top of my head and will probably change this later...)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The emptiness of the universe. That's while I'm staring at a blank screen trying to figure out how to start my next paper.
On a typical Friday night I am
Actually, I'd be very interested in seeing a decent effort at a proof that I exist on a typical Friday night. You may assume that, if you can prove that I think, then I exist.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
something I'm not willing to admit here.

Go Russell's Paradox.

Of course, there is no paradox if we think of "private"ness as being measurable on the continuum under the usual metric (or an interval of the continuum if you believe privateness to be compact and connected), and we take "most" to mean the supremum instead of the maximum. In that case, the statement merely asserts that the set of things I'm willing to admit here contains no maximizer of the function mapping things to their privateness value. Of course, this assumes that the things I'm willing to admit here forms a set, but neither you nor I wants to get into category theory over this question.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–28
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
*You feel like it...

*Your random number generator produced 17...

*You have some advice for me regarding grad schools...