AuroraGC
27 Cupertino, United States
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My self-summary
I work in web security, live in a beautiful coliving house with my boyfriend gavanw, and spend a lot of time thinking about how humanity might go about building a better society.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a product manager at a web security company. They taught me to hack when I first joined, and now I get to collaborate with software engineers across three continents.

I've had another lovely year of festivals (Ephemerisle, Priceless, Freezing Woman), although we won't make it to Burning Man this year.
I’m really good at
Cooking! Recent favorites: Chicken curry was delicious, and I was really proud of the fresh pasta with a spicy tomato sauce and bacon all from the farmers market,

I'm an aspiring rationalist, so I look for opportunities to be more precise in my thinking, deliberate in my actions, and flexible in my beliefs.

If you're curious about what I mean by aspiring rationalist I'd suggest these for a bit of context: http://yudkowsky.net/rational/virtues, http://hpmor.com/ (HPMOR), and http://yudkowsky.net/rational/bayes
The first things people usually notice about me
People have occasionally mentioned lovely things about my confidence and willingness to speak my mind :-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Alanna; Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future; Alanna; Name of the Wind; Rise of the Robots; Selfish Gene; Seveneves; Sex at Dawn; Superintelligence; Time Enough for Love; Waking Up

I have great appreciation for Sam Harris, Eliezer Yudkowsky, Elon Musk, and Neil Stevenson even if I don't agree with everything they say.

Movies: Bend it Like Beckham, Brokeback Mountain, Keeping the Faith, Lord of the Rings, Milk, Shelter, Tipping the Velvet, Easy A, Avatar, The Kids are All Right, and Zombieland.

TV Shows: Man in the High Tower, House of Lies, Empire, House of Cards, Masters of Sex, Game of Thrones, Shameless (US), American Horror Story, and Girls. In the past I've also really enjoyed Spartacus, True Blood, Walking Dead, Six Feet Under, Modern Family, Dexter, Glee, Southland, the Shield, Kings, Big Love, Lost, Mad Men, Numb3rs, and The Wire.
The six things I could never do without
"Could never" is a strong phrase, so I'll go with "would prefer not to" in a bit of a cop out:

Family and friends, physical activity, deliciously dark tv shows, good food, high speed internet, and interesting work.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, society, history, technology among other things.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a festival, up in the city, or at the movies. There's the occasional late work night or lazy Netflix night too.
You should message me if
You think we'd enjoy spending time together.

I am dating a delightful man right now, and we enjoy meeting new people :-)
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