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Re: Introductions

Post by bakkot » Wed May 10, 2017 9:23 pm

I'm bakkot everywhere it matters.

I spent middle school on a forum very much like this one. Doubt I'll be around long, but you never know.

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Re: Introductions

Post by Multiheaded » Wed May 10, 2017 9:33 pm

I'm Esther; multiheaded1793 on tumblr. Bit of a rationalist, bit of a socialist, bit of a shitposter. Russian trans girl who escaped Russia and lives in Finland. I haven't posted on a bb board for like two years, it feels nostalgic.

@Chel - are you a poster and moderator(/former mod?) by the same name on /r/asktransgender ? If so, I love your posting and I think you are enormously awesome.

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Re: Introductions

Post by sigmaleph » Thu May 11, 2017 1:24 am

I'm sigmaleph, I mostly hang out on rattumblr and discord. I live in Buenos Aires and study physics

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Re: Introductions

Post by chel_of_the_sea » Thu May 11, 2017 1:45 am

Multiheaded wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 9:33 pm
@Chel - are you a poster and moderator(/former mod?) by the same name on /r/asktransgender ? If so, I love your posting and I think you are enormously awesome.
I was never a mod, though I was offered it once. Petty power and I do NOT mix well. But yes, that's me.
:arrow: TL;DR: 27, trans woman, M.A. in math, Seattle area. Tutor by current trade, but in a bit of professional limbo (if you know anyone hiring, let me know!).


Re: Introductions

Post by houseboatonstyx » Thu May 11, 2017 1:58 am

I'm houseboatonstyx at ssc and lj, not into tumblr etc. I'm a fan of CS Lewis, tho I went Agnostic and usually vote Far Left. Bayesianism and Consequentialism are the way I've always thought, though I'm only just learning about those words. I enjoy friendly debate at CSL's level.

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Re: Introductions

Post by EmpressCelestia » Thu May 11, 2017 4:27 pm

Hey I'm Celestia. 25/F/CA . I'm mostly on the SSC discord (I'm one of the mods) as well the rat-tumblr discord server. You can find a Tumblr of mine but it's not super active. I got into the community from SSC.

I'm a PhD student in theoretical physics, graduating this year. I care lots about quantum field theory. Politically I'm a globalist neoliberal shill but I used to be more of a leftist.

I'm into strategy/4X games (Small World, Eclipse, Twilight Imperium, Endless X, Prismata, ...) and hedonism, probably not at the same time.

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Re: Introductions

Post by ASol » Mon May 15, 2017 3:47 am

Hi, I'm Alex . I started reading SSC about two years ago and haven't missed a post since. My internet presence is negligble, up to this point I've only lurked on SSC and poked around the other rat-related parts of the web.

I'm currently an undergraduate at Indiana University, going for biochemistry.

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Re: Introductions

Post by Raininginsanity » Tue May 23, 2017 4:58 am

Raininginsanity. 26. M. Probably more religious than most here (Mormon, served my mission and got my underwear and everything). I graduated from BYU-Hawaii last year in psychology and Organizational Behavior. Currently preparing to take the GRE to get into grad school next year (Decision Science and/or Behavioral Economics). My current quest is to understand the "good life" and how that plays into morality, purpose, rationality, and utilitarianism. I discovered SCC last year and have decided I want to try out the community aspect of it and see if it's a good intelectual outlet.

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Re: Introductions

Post by archon » Thu May 25, 2017 11:14 am

I'm archon, and similar things on many other sites. I am doing a degree in computer science and also electrical engineering. I don't post much on the internet anywhere, but I read a lot. I read through the entire SCC archives once I had decided too. And the archives for a lot of stuff. Kinda hoping I can increase my internet participation a bit. I also just want to learn and find and read interesting things.

I am kinda automatically contrarian, though I expect to do that less on the internet - the writing makes it easier to slow down.
"Don't be silly -- if we were meant to evolve naturally, why would God have given us subdermal implants?"

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Re: Introductions

Post by dylygs » Thu May 25, 2017 5:29 pm

I go by dylygs on Twitter and Reddit, and probably some other places. I'm an undergrad in astrophysics and computer science, planning to get a PhD in AI. I've been interested in self-reflection and improvement my entire life, so finding the rationalist community through HPMOR a year and a half ago was kind of a life-changing experience which really gave direction to my feelings about what constitutes good philosophy and thought processes. I read through the sequences right after finishing HPMOR and have been an (aspiring) rationalist ever since.

I enjoy math, physics, computer science, statistics, history, engineering, transhumanism, fiction, art, music, and really anything I read about for long enough. I'm also really interested in what we can do to improve the sanity waterline, since I think that could be one of the most beneficial things we could do for the world.

I think the main issues we need to be concerned with as a species are stopping death by aging, creating provably-friendly SAI, and colonizing Mars, and will gladly talk about these issues for hours on end unless halted in a timely manner.

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