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I'm a physics graduate student at Stony Brook University. I'm
orginally from upstate NY (Glens Falls / Lake George area).
I like science, transhumanism, liberty, and scepticism. I enjoy
podcasts like the Skeptics Guide to the Universe and Kevin Rose's
Foundation. I am also very interested in neuroscience and
philosophy of mind.
I'm very honest and open, traditionally pretty asocial, but not
always. I have the INTJ/INTF personality type.
I own a few bitcoin and find the concept of cryptocurrency
Things I do for fun: reading, running, downhill skiing and
exploring. Don't drink much or do drugs. Used to go out to bars,
but not so much anymore.
I try to support efforts to encourage women & minorities to go
into science (especially the hard sciences).
I have a blog here:
You can find me on Twitter @moreisdifferent
What I’m doing with my life
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I do computer simulations of water molecules. I do a lot of
programming in FORTRAN, MATLAB and more recently, Python.
After I graduate I will probably leave academia and go into
industry. I'm very interested in neuroscience and nanotech.
I’m really good at
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Organizing stuff and thinking sceptically and analytically. Also,
pointing out constellations, judging the monetary value of used
books, and knowing which direction is North.
Other than that, I'm pretty humble about my abilities. I'm good at
many things, but how 'good' is really relative. For instance,
compared to most people I'm good at math, but relative to people in
my field, I'm not. I also juggle better than most people, but I
wouldn't say I'm 'really good' at it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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People probably notice that I'm white, have glasses and male, and
then make some judgement. People usually think I'm shy and smart.
However both of these things are not always true.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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One of my favorite books is "The Great Gatsby", which I've read
Some of my other favorite books are "Neuromancer", "Snow Crash",
"The Moon is Harsh Mistress", and "Cat's Cradle". I like hard
sci-fi and cyberpunk/transhumanist fiction. I read maybe a book a
month at most, but am trying to read more. I read a fair amount of
nonfiction as well, right now I'm reading "the Blank Slate" by
A few of my favorite movies are "Blade Runner", "Eternal Sunshine
of the Spotless Mind" and "Dr. Strangelove".
I've listened to a very wide variety of music over the years. Right
now I listen to a lot of electronica (drum and bass, triphop,
electropop) and post rock. Some random bands that I like are
CHVRCHES, Metric, Third Eye Blind, God is an Astronaut, The Postal
Service... the list could go on for a while...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My glasses , my watch, my phone, adequate blood sugar, adequate
sleep, and water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I've been trying to shift my thought patterns to spend more time
thinking about accomplishing near term goals (especially with my
work), and bothering my self as much with politics and news (a
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most common Friday night for me is staying at home "wasting
time online" and maybe doing a bit of reading. However I also go
out approximately once a month to various social events on Fridays.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I used the Blendr app and the Tinder app , they both sucked.
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