delton137
28 Latham, United States
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My self-summary
I recently finished a PhD in physics after 6 long years at Stony Brook University. I'm originally from upstate NY (Glens Falls / Lake George area).

I like science and scepticism. I enjoy podcasts like the Skeptics Guide to the Universe and Kevin Rose's Foundation. I am very interested in artificial intelligence, deep learning and philosophy of mind.

I'm very honest and open. I have the INTJ/INTP personality type.

I own a few bitcoin and find the concept of cryptocurrency fascinating.

Things I do for fun: reading, running, downhill skiing and exploring.

Would like to find a group to play board games with. Also looking for people interested in machine learning, programming, and other tech stuff.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to make the transition into machine learning / data science in industry after bad experiences with social isolation, poorly motivated research, and poor working conditions in academia.
I’m really good at
Organizing stuff and thinking sceptically and analytically. Also, pointing out constellations, judging the monetary value of used books, and knowing which direction is North.

Other than that, I'm pretty humble about my abilities. I'm good at many things, but how 'good' is really relative. For instance, compared to most people I'm good at math, but relative to people in my field, I'm not. I also juggle better than most people, but I wouldn't say I'm 'really good' at it.
The first things people usually notice about me
People probably notice that I'm white, have glasses and male, and then make some judgement. People usually think I'm really shy and smart. However both of these things are not always true.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
One of my favorite books is "The Great Gatsby", which I've read three times.

Some of my other favorite books are "Neuromancer", "Snow Crash", "The Moon is Harsh Mistress", and "Cat's Cradle". I like hard sci-fi and cyberpunk/transhumanist fiction. I read maybe a book a month at most, but am trying to read more. I read a fair amount of nonfiction as well, right now I'm reading "the Blank Slate" by Stephen Pinker.

A few of my favorite movies are "Blade Runner", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Dr. Strangelove".

I've listened to a very wide variety of music over the years. Right now I listen to a lot of electronica (drum and bass, triphop, electropop) and post rock. Some random bands that I like are CHVRCHES, Metric, Third Eye Blind, God is an Astronaut, The Postal Service... the list could go on for a while...
The six things I could never do without
My glasses , my watch, my phone, adequate blood sugar, adequate sleep, and water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
when my 'monkey brain' isn't bothering me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Foam6oKPI), I tend to think a lot about technology and how it effects society, self-improvement stuff, the future of humanity (singularity, etc) and political philosophy.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most common Friday night for me is staying at home "wasting time online" and maybe doing a bit of reading. Occasionally I go out to social events, but not much lately.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used the Blendr app and the Tinder app , they both sucked.
You should message me if
You read my profile and are interested in meeting up in real life.

You want to be machine learning / data science / programming study buddies or collaborate on a project.

You're into intellectual conversation.
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