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Hi, my name's Thom Gerard Hastings. I fake cool pretty well.
I'm passionate about people in general, but especially women.
I'm interested in language, the future, and the brain.
Let's start an adventure.
I'm a college grad living in St. Louis City.
For the last several years of my life, I have not lived in the same
place. After growing up in St. Louis, I moved to New York City to
go to school for a year. After that, I moved to Los Angeles where I
worked for AmeriCorps in East L.A. The year after, I moved to the
San Francisco bay area to work for a technology company before
coming back home to go to school. So I've lived on both coasts, and
now I'm back in the middle of the country.
What I’m doing with my life
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I’m really good at
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dancing, I like swing and sometimes I breakdance.
"Dance is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire legalized
by music." - George Bernard Shaw
"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." -
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm very outgoing! I'll come right up and talk to you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Poetry: E.E. Cummings, Shakespeare, Rumi
Fiction: Dune, Snow Crash, Ender's Game
Movies: The Departed, Requiem for a Dream, other Darren Aronofsky
Disney: Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King
Pixar: Up, Finding Nemo
Shows: Star Trek, Firefly, Stargate, Game of Thrones,
Music: Incubus, Elliot Smith, Dum Dum Girls, Nine Inch Nails
Food: Spicy, Curry, Quinoa
Nonfiction: Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces,
Nicole Daedone's Slow Sex: the Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm
The six things I could never do without
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1.) My laptop
2.) My phone
3.) 88.1 KDHX
4.) My family
5.) My friends
6.) Metta or compersion
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Computer Security. I like hacking, and someday I'd like to hack
people professionally and find their vulnerabilities and tell them
about them. I'am also interested in Statistical Machine
Translation, that is, using computers to translate bodies of text
based on a large parallel corpus of pre-translated work and it's
statistical analysis. I think about this kind of stuff because in
Star Trek there's a thing called a "Universal Translator", I think
it's a fun thought experiment to ask what it would take to create
one... I think Statistical Machine Translation could be one way.
But of course, computers have difficulty understanding connotation
and context, and cultural data is oft lost.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Dancing, going out for dinner or coffee with friends, or watching a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I shave some of my body hair. My weaknesses are getting my neck
bitten and girls with short hair. Also; I'm a bit kinky, an S&M
Dominant. I'm pretty open. I'll tell you almost anything.
Oh, and I won't admit fault. Sorry, I'm an asshole.
You should message me if
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