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TheShortestPath

29 M El Cerrito, CA

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Buddhism, and laughing about it
Sign
Education
Dropped out of Ph.D program
Job
Technology
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Open relationship
Relationship Type
Mostly non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), C++ (Fluently), LISP (Okay), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a thinker, a gearhead (this means I'm obsessed with motorsports), a general tinkerer and DIY enthusiast.

I like film, music, visual arts, economics, cognitive science, eastern philosophy (especially Buddhism), epistemology, physics, technology, sociology, and anything else that can be connected to complexity theory. Basically, I'm really excited about learning new things.

I'm in an open relationship with garbagepailadult and she's really cool.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I just moved to the bay area from Philadelphia for a new job. I did the drive across solo, and had a lot of special moments gawking at windmills and buttes that I'll probably remember for a very long time. Those windmills in Wyoming are huuuuge. Almost as huge as the buttes.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-> Programming
-> Tinkering
--> Electronics
--> Mechanics
-> Playing the trombone (trying to get back into the swing of this).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My friends tell me that I'm ruthlessly loyal, but you'd have to meet me first to notice that I guess. Recently, I stepped off the BART and someone fainted directly in front of me, so I stopped to sit with her until she recovered for like 25 minutes. So, I guess that extends to strangers sometimes, too.

If you aren't in dire need of assistance, though, you'll probably just notice that I really like to wear wingtips with bright accents.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books
-> Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
-> The Fall by Albert Camus
-> Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
-> Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley
-> Dune by Frank Herbert
-> the Foundation novels by Isaac Asimov

Movies
-> Metropolis
-> Brazil
-> No Country for Old Men
-> There Will Be Blood
-> The Blues Brothers
-> Sound of Noise
-> Blade Runner
-> Mad Max
-> Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon

Music
-> Andrew Bird
-> St. Vincent
-> Screaming Females
-> Talking Heads

Food
-> Sushi
-> Curry dishes
-> Pasta dishes
-> Spicy foods in general
-> Beer
--> Very hoppy beers (Stone IPA, Hop Devil, Nugget Nectar)
--> Hefeweizen (Franziskaner, Weihenstephaner, etc)

Board Games
-> Settlers of Catan
-> Power Grid
-> Ticket to Ride
-> 7 Wonders
-> Carcassonne
-> Zooloretto
-> Chess
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In decreasing order of importance:
-> A book about something I don't know yet
-> Coffee
-> Laptop, smartphone, or other general purpose computing device
-> Headphones
-> Programming languages
-> Mirror neurons

Also, my mantra:

The Good Thing by Talking Heads
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMCMudxTTQE
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My biggest motivator in life is the pursuit of knowledge, both of the physical universe at large and the organized systems that arise on top of it. I'm fascinated by everything from cities & infrastructure to insect colonies (no, I don't have an ant farm) to the inner workings of the mind. I spend a lot of time as an armchair philosopher, reading books on cognitive science and epistemology.

As a computer scientist, my interests are focused on developing algorithms for extracting the salient properties of these complex systems through data mining and machine learning. In my day-to-day life I am using this knowledge to make people aware of concerts they might like in their area.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am a judge-penitent.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You want to teach me something new.

You want to learn something about anything I've listed above.

You want to build something cool with me.