JosGibbons
27 Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I'm a mathematician and programmer by trade, a rationalist and politically a liberal, though by no means a wussy one. I am hugely interested in the sciences, and enjoy the company of similarly minded people; a broad mind is more important than a narrow waist.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently finished my PhD in Mathematics, and am moving into actuarial research.
I’m really good at
I'm adept in maths and physics. These are symptoms of my generally analytic mind. This helps with everything from arguing cogently to conflict resolution when people need someone impartial. In general, I decide-then-emote rather than emote-then-decide.

According to many people who know me, I'm also a very good eater. I have a few funny stories about food, but only a few; we all have our funny stories.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think logically and evidentially, and like a good debate with hopefully not too many fallacies.

My language is notable. My brother, hardly a wordsmith, finds it draining. I asked if he was saying my vocabulary was highfalutin, so I guess I proved him right. If you're reading this or anything else I write, you'll likely see also my sentence structures are complex and I'm very careful with spelling and punctuation.

People notice my appetite if we're somewhere you can spot that kind of thing - buffets, for example. One student society had a dinner out just to see me in action.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I seldom read fiction, but outside that medium I tolerate many fictional genres. Most of the TV shows I like are informative and/or funny; much the same goes for web sites. However, not all the fiction I like is comedy; I like Doctor Who, for example.

My musical taste is eclectic; I like tracks, not artists or genres. I'm a big fan of a lot of classical music though. I don't usually like rap or hip-hop and don't even know the difference, but occasionally I like examples therein. My brother dabbled with rap a few years ago; his lyrics were actually pretty good.

I eat food from many cultures. The simplest summary of what I like to eat is that which fat people think is tasty. It's with drinks my tastes are easier to specify: I don't drink anything caffeinated or alcoholic, or with added sugar.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
Learning;
Pen and paper for recreational algebra;
The Internet;
Food, decent in quality and quantity;
Rational company or else none at all; and
My music when I'm on the go.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Science, maths, politics, philosophy and the scheduling minutiae of what I'll do in the near future.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm so meticulous my inbox has about 40 custom-made subfolders. That's worse than the fetish you were expecting to see here.
You should message me if
We seem compatible, you're looking for someone, and the distance between us isn't so high that, without the exact number to hand, it would be summarised in hyperbole using numbers ending in "illion". (Get in touch to learn how many 0s are in a quattuordecillion.) Oh, I'll travel - I just don't want to rack up air miles. OKCupid, understand she should at least live in the UK.
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