DaFrankerXD
26 Montreal, Canada
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My self-summary
( TL;DR: Most people tell me I'm really smart. I can be brutally honest. The more you get to know me the more there is to discover. I like computers and science. )

I have a fun mind, thinking of things and seeing the world in ways very alien to most people. I love learning and improving myself, especially in abstract areas. I used to change extremely rapidly, as my personality is rather modular and I'm adept at controlling my thoughts. Now I've somewhat settled into patterns of change that I'm comfortable with, most of the time.

I studied things about applied rationality and cognitive psychology, and have found them to be incredibly fascinating and useful. The subject seems relevant to almost all that I find most interesting and fun. It turns out I've been an amateur rationalist and reductionist my entire life, but had not yet learned enough to know that I was (shout-out to LessWrong.com!).

Now I mostly spread out my learning and thirst for information over many subjects, and I still daydream of eventually getting myself involved with DNI/BCI/MMI research, AKA machines that communicate directly with your brain and let you both sense computer-fed experiences and have that same computer controlled by your brain.

Overall, I'm a geeky philosopher, amateur programmer (because I've never had a serious project or actually worked as a coder), avid learner, and downright awesome and fascinating person to be with, if you have matching interests - as long as you don't feel intimidated, or find me arrogant and pretentious.
What I’m doing with my life
Working a boring office job while figuring out a plan to hack society and work on important stuff without wasting seven years sitting in a large room in front of a desk listening to rote programs meant to be memorized and regurgitated on sheets of paper optimized for ease of grading.

(Translation: Trying to find a way to do useful science without wasting years getting a Ph.D. I have a grudge against the current educational system.)
I’m really good at
Learning. Of any form, except memorization, at which I'm pretty average.

Breaking peoples' minds. Especially strangers.

Sideways thinking. Because you don't know you're in a box until you figure out that there's always a box somewhere around you.
The first things people usually notice about me
I write a lot. Also, everything in the "TL;DR" paragraph in my self-summary.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorites are transient, and whatever I would name varies according to my mood and which persona I'm wearing at the time.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Artificial intelligence, coding, saving the world, making people smarter, understanding quantum physics, direct brain-computer interfaces. Y'know, normal stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
Learning something new / exploring new implications of things I already know.

Reading some sort of book.

Playing various videogames, either for fun or mental training (usually both).

Working on some sort of personal project, usually coding something or writing something or wrangling lots of data.

Often, all of the above throughout the evening and night.
You should message me if
You want awesome conversations and/or fun and/or cuddling and/or a healthy relationship of any sort. Or you just want to chat with me, whether you have a topic in mind or not.

I'm a pretty cool guy and I'm comfortable dealing with very awkward people, so do your worst!
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