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14 November
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Nocturnal pseudo anarcho-communist (libertarian socialist when I'm feeling less extreme) theoretical physicist / physics inspired mathematician / computer scientist / nerd. Wanna-be infoterrorist-cryptographer. Degrader of "Intellectual" Property "Rights". Lover of obfuscating parentheticals and superfluous "scare quotes". Nomadic rebel without a clue. Itinerant scientist without a sponsor. Peripatetic corrupter of youth. Embracer of contradictions.

ENTP. Chaotic, with Good tendencies. Sextuple-aspect Scorpio (everything interior to the asteroid belt is in Scorpio). Electrically neutral, no intrinsic angular momentum. Appetitively omnivorous. Kinsey 1.7 (std. deviation 0.4) [take all of these designations with a small crystal of NaCl]

Boston raised, NorCal educated, Seattle dwelling roots-be-having dwelling, Fog Manor dwelling stuff-be-storing, triple U.S./British/Irish citizen (soon to add French citizenship as well).

Partner of amberphlame, stepdad of starmail, and now as of 10/4/07, father of liya_rowan.

Roughly 8 parts liquid metallic hydrogen, 5 parts nitrous oxide, 2 parts phlogistion, and 3 parts dirt.

Gamer geek goth hippie punk raver undercover freak


You got all that?

I moderate physics, mathematics, math_research, and borgian_review, which are open communities, no need to ask me to join - jump on in, the mental wankery's fine.

I also moderate theory_research, which you're welcome to post to if you're an active theoretical physics researcher, and if you'd like to join (you don't need to join to post, but if people post "friends-only" there, you won't be able to read them until you've joined), drop me an email.

If you're interested in australian labradoodles, go to Kadli Cottage

"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed... or buy anything sold or processed... or process anything sold, bought or processed... or repair anything sold, bought or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."

- Lloyd Dobler

'There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.'

-Douglas Adams

'Like Bugs Bunny, Spike Jones, and the Marx Brothers, all real theoretical physicists are anarchists."

-Bob Laughlin

'Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest'

-Denis Diderot

“Physics is like sex: Sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.”

-Richard Feynman

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