36 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
According to Donald Trump, I'm a "loser" and will be banned from the US, as I'm of Maghrebain/Muslim background, born in the Netherlands and raised in the United Kingdom -- going to the same school as half the Tory front bench in the UK.

For those who ask "why are you not A-list?", I'm only looking for a weekend dinner/drinking buddy. To that end, I'm very direct probably proposing a meeting in the initial message. If you get to know me, you'll find me to be a multi-faceted, dynamic, generous, straightforward, human being.

How I read your profile

I'm a big believer in psychological projection theory. So, I have a tendency to attribute what you say you don't want to what you actually want. So, for all of you who say "not looking for a fuck buddy" or "looking for a long term relationship", guess what? You're going to have to prove me wrong. And that shouldn't scare you off, it should motivate you. As an academic myself, I'm very open to being convinced my ideas are piffle and yours are better after all.

What I'm Looking For

I tend to spend a lot of time on here looking for people to type to. If/when you respond, we will see where things lead.
What I’m doing with my life
When I originally did this profile, I was a quant -- in other words, I caused the 2008 crisis. Then, I was a computer geek, so I destroyed whatever little privacy you have left. Now I combine the above two and work as a prolific angel investor. If you use any technology developed in the past decade, chances are that I've had a hand in its creation.

For example, I'm working on a rating service for drivers -- http://rating.d8u.us -- do rate the next driver who annoys you on our motorways instead of going into road rage. Let's make our lives calmer and shame our fellow freeway drivers into driving better.

I refused to be on the first SpaceX flight to Mars. So, I'm stuck here on Earth.
I’m really good at
Fixing things (computer problems, appliances, etc.), reading conscientiously, being methodical, finding the hidden deal, being street-savvy
The first things people usually notice about me
My (lack of) height
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: the Odessa File -- Frederick Forsyth, La societe de la Spectacle -- Guy de Bord
Music: Duran Duran, U2, Cheb Khaled, Rachid Taha, Foreigner, Rush, Gipsy Kings
Movies: The Boxer
Foods: Tapas, Bruschetta, Shawarma, Gyro.
Shows: The Good Wife; Scandal; Yes, Minister; Yes, Prime Minister; Fawlty Towers; Scorpion
The six things I could never do without
Six things I couldn't do without are my laptop, mobile, satnav, eyes, and ears.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
giving you opportunities to dress your best.
On a typical Friday night I am
At Friday nights, I'm at a bar, probably a quiet, wine bar, sipping a glass of wine with my kindle or chess board.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm an open book. Want to know something? Just ask!
You should message me if
you find anything above we have in common, or you know of a good wine bar on the westside.