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My self-summary
Hi, I am a crazy person. Or at least a very weird one. If this sounds vaguely threatening, I can assure you the opposite is true. I'm perfectly harmless and just want to play.

Sometimes, I'm the loudest voice in the room. Sometimes, I'm the one bombarding you with questions and trivia all evening. Sometimes, I'm the guy at the karaoke mic. Sometimes, I'm the guy at the bottom of the drunken cuddle pile in your bedroom.

Usually I do none of these things. Usually I'm not even at your boring little party. More often than not, I rather prefer my own excellent company. I'm hacking away at my latest project or curled up in some cozy corner, wrapped around a cherished book, cradling a cup of hot tea or mate. Or I'm on a Wikipedia binge read about seaplanes, weather systems and archipelagos.

I walk the line between intro and extrovert. ISTP, that's pretty much me.

Still, not a single person has ever accused me of being a boring guy to my face.

I firmly believe that a relationship is best built upon a solid friendship in combination with mutual physical attraction. This is what consonanta and I are currently enjoying. Moreover, I don't think that monogamy has to be the only way for people to achieve fulfillment. (I might be biased however, since I rarely experience jealousy.)

I am on okcupid to make your life more interesting, in return for you enriching my view of the world. And the other way around.
What I’m doing with my life
In mid-2014, I moved into an RV because I was fed up with paying rent. So far this has been a great decision and so far I've survived two winters, none the worse for wear.

I recently found my way back into science and academia in form of a PhD position at TU Berlin.

I do enjoy my own company (and the company of books) a lot, but I also like to get together with like-minded hackers and activists to work on exciting projects. I recently picked up sailing as my current outdoor activity of choice but I still enjoy the odd bouldering session from time to time and I somehow always end up pushing my limits when riding a bike.
I’m really good at
giving massages apparently.

Also, hitchhiking.
The first things people usually notice about me
is probably the fact that my hair is currently green.

According to consonanta I have a certain glint in my eyes which was the first thing she remembered noticing about me.

I have also been told that I am way more cuddly than I appear on first sight but I don't exactly go around and hug everyone who notices me. (Still have to try the "free hugs"-sign thing though...)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Paula Hawkins - Girl on the Train
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games Trilogy
Herman Hesse - Der Steppenwolf, Siddharta
Neal Stephenson - Anathem, Snow Crash, Diamond Age
Terry Pratchett - The Long Earth (with Stephen Baxter), Thief of Time, Night Watch, Thud, Hogfather, Going Postal, Making Money, ...
Simon Funk - After Life
Vernor Vinge - A Fire Upon The Deep, A Deepness In The Sky
Haruki Murakami - 1Q84 (all 3 books)
Neil Gaiman - American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, Sandman
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
Friedrich Nietzsche - (Also sprach) Zarathustra
Greg Egan - Permutation City
George Martin - A Game of Thrones, A Storm of Swords
Peter Watts - Blindsight, Echopraxia
EYudkowsky - Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (HPMOR), The Sword of Good, Three Worlds Collide, The Finale of the Ultimate Meta Mega Crossover
Frank Schätzing - Der Schwarm
Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
Tolkien - The Hobbit, The Return of the King
Stanislaw Lem - The Futurological Congress
Charles Stross - Accelerando, Halting State
Goethe - Faust
Cory Doctorow - Little Brother
Douglas Adams - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland
Alastair Reynolds - Revelation Space
Robert Anton Wilson - Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy
Daniel Suarez - Daemon, Freedom
Frederick Forsyth - The Negotiator, The Devil's Alternative
J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Halfblood Prince
Frank Herbert - Dune
Ted Chiang - Stories of Your Life and Others
Kafka - Die Verwandlung
Arthur C. Clarke - 2001: A Space Odyssey
Patrick Süßkind - Das Parfum
Isaac Asimov - Nightfall, I, Robot, Foundation
Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Jules Verne - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Astrid Lindgren - Kalle Blomquist (i.e., Bill Bergson)
Bill Watterson - Calvin and Hobbes
Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
Walter Moers - Die Stadt der Träumenden Bücher
unknown - Beowulf
Sun Tzu - The Art of War
Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials
Bill Bryson - A Short History of Nearly Everything
Timur Vermes - Er ist wieder da
Ross Anderson - Security Engineering
plomlompom - Post-Privacy
Jostein Gaarder - Sophie's World
Douglas Hofstadter - Gödel, Escher, Bach
Robert Cialdini - Influence
AlexandraErin - Tales of MU
Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind
Carl Sagan - Contact
Dan Simmons - Hyperion

Do you notice a pattern here? Primer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Little Miss Sunshine, Matrix, District 9, Die totale Therapie, Fight Club, Blade Runner, Odyssey 2001, Coraline, Erbsen auf Halb Sechs, How to Train Your Dragon, Usual Suspects, The Borne Identity, Pulp Fiction, Children of Men, Harold and Maude, 12 Angry Men, Memento, Waking Life, Spirited Away, Amélie, Life of Brian, The Big Lebowski, Donnie Darko, Lola Rennt, Iron Sky, The Abyss, Léon: The Professional, A Scanner Darkly, Ex Machina

With varying degrees of faithfulness: Game of Thrones, Futurama, Dr. House, Pioneer One, Monty Python's flying Circus and Southpark. Also, Daria, Sense8 and Mr Robot

In no particular order, Bach, Käpt'n Peng, Burzum, SoaD, Type O Negative, Rob Zombie, WIZO, Phonoelit, Alle Farben, KoRn, Rammstein, paniq, STS... in general, just show me something that you probably won't encounter on your average radio station but which has more than 100.000 likes on youtube and I'll probably find something to like about it as well. Once in a while I can have hours of fun dancing to drum&bass while at other times I like to headbang to a variety of metal styles. I am also of the opinion that dubstep doesn't necessarily suck, regardless of what southpark tries to tell people.

My current personal bubble: xkcd, smbc, reddit, lesswrong, soup, reddit, twitter, TED, fetlife, fefe, wikipedia, faz, zeit, spon, threema, irc, xmpp, ssh, email.

Also, in order of preference and/or competence: Lua, go, Python, Scheme, bash, LaTeX, JavaScript, Perl, c.

I love Sushi and Indian food. Chinese occasionally, Italian only sometimes, Norwegian dishes (or Scandinavian in general) can be awesome as well. I like to cook stews, mostly based on cabbage or lentils. And the existence of butter and (curd) cheese will probably forever prevent me from living a vegan lifestyle. (I don't have a total lack of egoism.) Finally, I have an above-average affection for uncooked vegetables.
Six things I could never do without
cuddling anyone who wants to be cuddled,
my hammock at night or with a book,
long conversations about arbitrarily deep or superficial topics,
time to sleep an hour longer,
my favourite neurotransmitters,
a towel, ignoring the rules
and a certain urge to get out there again and see more of the world
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What would happen to society if an unconditional income for any member is guaranteed and no one would have to work for a living but is still free to pursue all kinds of activities to make some extra money?

Are the ideas of transhumanists brilliant or bogus? Is there a philosophical school of thought that would ring more true to me than utilitarian humanism?

What would be the safest place on earth in the event of a global thermonuclear conflict?

How would I go about getting to the Amundsen-Scott research station on short notice?

What if Nirvana (in the nihilistic interpretation) actually makes sense as a goal state to a perfect consciousness? Would this impact attempts of creating a genuinely useful GAI?

What if (as somewhat of a corollary), the explanation of the Fermi paradox is that the philosophical "state of the art" of any (collection of) intelligent being(s) will inevitably reach a (global?) optimum of existential nihilism (or alternatively, "terminal hedonism") that eradicates any expansive momentum (or just the will to procreate), dooming the universe to remain a barren place with some rare and short-lived pockets of independently evolved life that never reaches beyond their home planet(s)?

Will mentioning Roko's basilisk openly on the Internet doom me to eternal torture by a future unfriendly artificial super intelligence and have I doomed you as well when you clicked the link?

How can taxonomists call my species "homo sapiens sapiens" with a straight face?

How do I convince you that, despite all this, I am actually a pretty cheerful and non-gloomy person?
On a typical Friday night I am
not having a typical Friday night and hanging out with Kurt Gödel. (See xkcd 468)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I find the sight of a collar around a person's neck enormously sexy (in a not necessarily sadistic sort-of way).
You should message me if
your idea of a fun time together is walking around a city, flipping a coin at every intersection to decide where to go next until you are totally lost. Then trying to navigate by asking strangers for the direction of the South Pole.

If you'd join me in randomly interrogating people with headphones about what kind of music they are listening to on the subway.

If you don't have a profile picture.

If you would be up for walking around, wearing our left shoes on the right and our right shoes on the left foot and congratulating everyone who notices.

If you avoid treading on the cracks in the sidewalk.

If you have an absolute favorite book that you think every sentient being should have read but you can't find it on my list above.

If you'd like to break into public swimming pools, botanic gardens or locked parks at night and stay there till sunrise.

If you are operating by Crocker's Rules.

If improvising alcoholic cocktails, while discussing aspects of philosophy and getting steadily less sober doesn't sound scary to you.

If "living it" is not your only answer when I ask you "what are you doing with your life?"

If lying around together, each reading their current favourite book and quoting meaningful passages to each other, while outside the rain rages against the window panes sounds as romantic to you as it does to me.

If you can come up with more ideas like this.
The two of us