DataPacRat
40Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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My self-summary
I'm an urban hermit, a hiker, a rationalist, a skeptic, a freethinker, an empiricist, a materialist, a naturalist, a scientist, a bibliophile, an INTJ, a white hat hacker, a secular humanist, a teetotaler, a social-liberal civil-libertarian monarchist, a furry fan, a playtester, a licensed amateur radio operator, an ordained minister of the First Church of Atheism, a card-carrying pirate, the Star Lord, a Lord of the Rose, and a proud member of the Bayesian Conspiracy.

I try to operate by Crocker's Rules.

My online presences are pretty much all linked to at my my website.
What I’m doing with my life
I plan to live forever, or die trying - and I really mean it. I plan on pursuing whatever transhuman life-extension technologies are within my means and available, such as cryonics or mind uploading, on my way to a posthuman future.

When I wrote the so-called "'_____' Spores"" for the Orion's Arm worldbuilding project, it wasn't just as a purely science-fictional exercise, but exploring a potential future life-choice I hope to one day be able to make.
I’m really good at
Using my ham radio.
The first things people usually notice about me
Whichever book I'm reading at the moment - or, these days, more likely the ebook reader.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Lots.
SF: Larry Niven, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Charles Stross, John Varley, Neal Stephenson, Iain M. Banks, Cory Doctorow, David Brin, Vernor Vinge, Elizier Yudkowsky, Doc Smith, Poul Anderson, Jerry Pournelle, Gordon R. Dickson, Harry Harrison, Philip K. Dick, H. Beam Piper, Philip José Farmer, Frederik Pohl, C. J. Cherryh, Lois McMaster Bujold, Michael Z. Williamson, L. Neil Smith, Robert J. Sawyer, Jack L. Chalker, Bruce Sterling, Greg Bear, HPMOR (aka Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality).
Fantasy: Terry Pratchett, Piers Anthony, Neil Gaiman, Roger Zelazny
Non-fiction: "Mind Hacks: Tips & Tools for Using Your Brain" by Tom Stafford and Matt Webb, Douglas Hofstadter, Martin Gardner, Bertrand Russell, H. L. Mencken

Movies:
SF: Aliens, Back to the Future, Metropolis, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Tron, The Fifth Element
Animated: Sita Sings the Blues, Wallace and Gromit, Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away, Totoro, How to Train Your Dragon, WALL-E, The Incredibles, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ghost in the Shell
Fantasy: Brazil, Ghostbusters, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Time Bandits, The Princess Bride, The Neverending Story, The Wizard of Oz

TV:
Educational: Mythbusters, Dirty Jobs, Survivorman, Connections
Animated: Futurama, South Park, Daria, Batman, Robot Chicken, Samurai Jack, Darkwing Duck, Animaniacs, Transfomers, Fraggle Rock, Muppets
Anime: Cowboy Bebop, Inuyasha, Slayers, Tenchi Muyo, Naruto, Chobits, Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Death Note
SF&F: Supernatural, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who and Torchwood, Eureka, Stargate, Star Trek, Quantum Leap, Smallville, Farscape, Jericho, Dead Like Me, Fringe, Early Edition, Babylon 5, Space: Above and Beyond, Sliders, 7 Days, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Misc: Northern Exposure, Lois & Clark, House, La Femme Nikita, Brisco County Jr., Due South, Wonderfalls, Carnivale, Chuck, MST3K, Pushing Daisies, Reaper, 3rd Rock from the Sun, M*A*S*H, Corner Gas

Music:
Weird and funny: They Might Be Giants, Weird Al Yankovic, Rockapella.
Singers: Billie Holiday, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald.
Filk.

Food: Just about anything with meat and tomato sauce - pizza, pasta, curry. Not so fond of seafood. Willing to try anything short of invertebrates at least once, even if it risks another "phoenix paws" incident.
Six things I could never do without
* Right to Life
* Right to Liberty
* Right to Property
* Right to the Pursuit of Happiness
* Right to Free Speech
* Right to Self Defense
I spend a lot of time thinking about
thinking.
On a typical Friday night I am
reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I have a private thing that I'm not willing to admit to.
You should message me if
the idea of measuring the strength of belief in a proposition logarithmically, in terms of decibels of probability, doesn't send you gibbering and running away.
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