IanIsHere
32 Mesa, United States
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My self-summary
Hi there! I'm Ian, a mathematics senior at ASU (most likely going into statistics). I've lived in the valley most of my life, and hope to eventually live on the Pacific coast. I'm a Stephen Colbert level nerd/geek who also likes camping, hiking, bike riding, seeing good movies, visiting museums and zoos, and seeing live music.
What I’m doing with my life
Being a super senior at ASU and working at MCC.
I’m really good at
forgetting if I washed my hair just after washing my hair in the shower.

I'd say I'm good at helping people see how math is useful in a lot of different contexts, and hopefully getting people interested in science.

I'm also pretty good at attracting the attention of people living hundreds of miles away, too. XD
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm wearing flip flops and shorts during winter when it's raining :D
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The six things I could never do without
1) Personal relationships (family, friends)
2) Cats (or other pets)
3) Computer
4) News of some kind (paper, tv, online)
5) Documentaries (Nova, baby!!)
6) Computer
I spend a lot of time thinking about
nerdy things, world events, and the coolest results from astrophysics experiments (like LIGO detecting gravitational waves).

This - http://databong.ytmnd.com/

This - http://whatistng.ytmnd.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/science/black-hole-event-horizon-telescope.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm either with friends or at home with my critters.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I prefer more intimate gatherings than big parties.

I might be a geek. Hm.

I would love to sing the bass part with a group for this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oavoxxA-E40
You should message me if
If this is you -
http://imgur.com/gallery/oPipxqL

you think these are cute-
http://www.jacksofscience.com/art/bring-love-to-the-lab-with-a-science-valentine/

you think Akira Yamaoka makes the best ear candy ever.

you own this cat - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMnpWYaCKB0&NR=1

you like good conversations and potentially want to meet up.
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So, to make my profile have 1000 words, here is the text from the wikipedia article on archaea (single celled organisms).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaea
The Archaea (/ɑrˈkiːə/ ( listen) ar-KEE-ə) are a group of single-celled microorganisms. A single individual or species from this domain is called an archaeon (sometimes spelled "archeon"). They have no cell nucleus or any other organelles within their cells. In the past they were viewed as an unusual group of bacteria and named archaebacteria but since the Archaea have an independent evolutionary history and show many differences in their biochemistry from other forms of life, they are now classified as a separate domain in the three-domain system. In this system the three main branches of evolutionary descent are the Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya. Archaea are further divided into four recognized phyla, but many more phyla may exist. Of these groups the Crenarchaeota and the Euryarchaeota are most intensively studied. Classifying the Archaea is still difficult, since the vast majority have never been studied in the laboratory and have only been detected by analysis of their nucleic acids in samples from the environment. Although archaea have, in the past, been classed with bacteria as prokaryotes (or Kingdom Monera), this classification has been described as outdated, since it fails to distinguish among the three phylogenetically distinct domains of life.[1]

Generally, archaea and bacteria are quite similar in size and shape, although a few archaea have very unusual shapes, such as the flat and square-shaped cells of Haloquadra walsbyi. Despite this visual similarity to bacteria, archaea possess genes and several metabolic pathways that are more closely related to those of eukaryotes: notably the enzymes involved in transcription and translation. Other aspects of archaean biochemistry are unique, such as their reliance on ether lipids in their cell membranes. The archaea exploit a much greater variety of sources of energy than eukaryotes: ranging from familiar organic compounds such as sugars, to using ammonia, metal ions or even hydrogen gas as nutrients. Salt-tolerant archaea (the Halobacteria) use sunlight as a source of energy, and other species of archaea fix carbon; however, unlike plants and cyanobacteria, no species of archaea is known to do both. Archaea reproduce asexually and divide by binary fission, fragmentation, or budding; in contrast to bacteria and eukaryotes, no species of archaea are known that form spores.

Initially, archaea were seen as extremophiles that lived in harsh environments, such as hot springs and salt lakes, but they have since been found in a broad range of habitats, such as soils, oceans, and marshlands. Archaea are particularly numerous in the oceans, and the archaea in plankton may be one of the most abundant groups of organisms on the planet. Archaea are now recognized as a major part of life on Earth and may play an important role in both the carbon cycle and nitrogen cycle. No clear examples of archaeal pathogens or parasites are known, but they are often mutualists or commensals. One example are the methanogenic archaea that inhabit the gut of humans and ruminants, where they are present in vast numbers and aid in the digestion of food. Archaea have some importance in technology, with methanogens used to produce biogas and as part of sewage treatment, and enzymes from extremophile archaea that can resist high temperatures and organic solvents are exploited in biotechnology.
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