William3k
36 Sumter, United States
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My self-summary
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan

If you're looking for good company and intelligent conversation then look no further.
What I’m doing with my life
I just finished my first two associates degrees. Now, I work as an IT technician, fixing computers.

While in school, I tutored Algebra in my free time. Eventually I would like to end up teaching, either at a middle or high school level. I want to inspire people, the way that famous scientists like Carl Sagan first inspired me. I just need to find the time for the additional schooling.

One day I'd like to build my own house. I'm addicted to the tinyhouse movement. I had to start living light a few years ago, and now it's become an obsession. Don't know what I'm talking about? Check out http://www.fourlightshouses.com/
I’m really good at
I know how to repair and maintain computers (I'm an A+ Certified tech). I've worked in the Information Technology field for the last decade. I'm the nice guy that everyone calls when their computer breaks. Get me a cup of coffee and I'll fix the world for you.
The first things people usually notice about me
is how critical I am of modern thought.

Logic and science are really important to me. Carl Sagan is a personal hero of mine, without him I would have never grown to be the man I am today.

I'm an Atheist, a skeptic of the absurd (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQOcdPohRKw), and I vote Green Party. I ask serious, logical, questions, and I expect serious, logical, answers.

I value honesty and sincerity above all else. I won't harm others just to make a buck. I'm here to help, and that means that sometimes I have to do so from the cheap seats. I've accepted that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
MOVIES AND TV
Anything Sci-Fi, as long as it has good writing/acting (critical) and isn't too unbelievable. I'll watch bad sci-fi when none other is available, but I'll happily critique it afterwards. My favorite movie has to be 2001: A Space Odyssey, hands down.

I just started getting into Dr. Who, although I've always been critically curious (or curiously critical). My one wish is for a season that takes itself a little more seriously. My top pick for the next Doctor: John Noble (see: Fringe). My favorite doctor: Tom Baker.

I have a weakness for Hogan's Heroes. It has gotten me through some pretty tough times over the last decade.

I'm a Myth-busters fanatic. I'm sad to see it ending.

I also enjoy science based television, such as Carl Sagan's (or NdT's) Cosmos.

AUDIO PODCASTS
The Skeptics guide to the Universe, The Star Spot, StarTalk Radio, The Green News Report, The Jimmy Dore Show, Astronomy Cast, and many more.

Okay, I get it - I listen to a lot of podcasts.

VID-CASTS
The Young Turks, Veritasium, Head Squeeze, SciShow, Minute Physics, Mr. Deity, NASACast Video, ect.

BOOKS
My favorite books at the moment are The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, the Mars series by Kim Stanley Robinson, or generally anything by Bernard Cornwell. I really enjoyed Andy Weir's "The Martian", and loved the movie adaption.

MUSIC
I like rock, alternative, and classical music (depending on my mood). Metallica, Megadeth, and Dragonforce are definitely the hardest stuff I listen to. Tom Petty, Van Halen, and Pink Floyd get special honors. Generally anything from the 70's and 80's are choice picks. If I can't understand the lyrics, or if it mentions religion or war in a positive light, then I'm probably not going to enjoy the song. I just recently started getting into Muse (thank you, Elon).

FOOD
As far as food goes - I'm pretty open. If you want to get on my good side then suggest a trip to a good steakhouse. That being said, I also love a good salad. If steak wasn't so tasty, I could totally see myself going Vegetarian. ^_^
The six things I could never do without
1) Oxygen
2) Water
3) Food
4) Warmth
5) Encampment and
6) Company

Which I find ironic, of course, due to the fact that these are the very things I would need to survive on the surface of Mars.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the future of the human species.

How much longer can we maintain our current rate of population growth before the Earth is unable to provide the resources necessary to sustain us?

Few people are asking the tough questions - and that keeps me up at night.
On a typical Friday night I am
at home, relaxing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm constantly worried.
You should message me if
you're looking for intelligent conversation, or maybe something more.
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