DataPacRat

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About me

Gender MALE
Location Niagara, Ontario, Canada
Introduction I'm an urban hermit, a hiker, a rationalist, a skeptic, a freethinker, an empiricist, a materialist, a naturalist, a scientist, a bibliophile, an INTJ, a white hat hacker, a secular humanist, a teetotaler, a social-liberal civil-libertarian monarchist, a furry fan, a playtester, a licensed amateur radio operator, an ordained minister of the First Church of Atheism, a card-carrying pirate, the Star Lord, a Lord of the Rose, and a proud member of the Bayesian Conspiracy. I try to operate by Crocker's Rules.
Favorite Movies Aliens, Back to the Future, Metropolis, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Tron, The Fifth Element, Sita Sings the Blues, Wallace and Gromit, Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away, Totoro, How to Train Your Dragon, WALL-E, The Incredibles, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ghost in the Shell, Brazil, Ghostbusters, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Time Bandits, The Princess Bride, The Neverending Story, The Wizard of Oz
Favorite Music They Might Be Giants, Weird Al Yankovic, Rockapella, Billie Holiday, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Filk.
Favorite Books Lots, SF, Larry Niven, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Charles Stross, John Varley, Neal Stephenson, Iain M. Banks, Cory Doctorow, David Brin, Vernor Vinge, Elizier Yudkowsky, Doc Smith, Poul Anderson, Jerry Pournelle, Gordon R. Dickson, Harry Harrison, Philip K. Dick, H. Beam Piper, Philip José Farmer, Frederik Pohl, C. J. Cherryh, Lois McMaster Bujold, Michael Z. Williamson, L. Neil Smith, Robert J. Sawyer, Jack L. Chalker, Bruce Sterling, Greg Bear, Fantasy, Terry Pratchett, Piers Anthony, Neil Gaiman, Roger Zelazny, Non-fiction, "Mind Hacks: Tips & Tools for Using Your Brain" by Tom Stafford and Matt Webb, Douglas Hofstadter, Martin Gardner, Bertrand Russell, H. L. Mencken