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NOTE: Be Nice Or Be Ignored
My name is Rando Calrissian. It is a reference to Lando Calrissian, not to Ayn Rand and her thugs. On an only slightly unrelated note, I am saddened by the increasing rate by which America is becoming a police state.
I am a part of RationalWiki:Mathematics project, which I am (hopefully part of, rather than solely) reviving. Please feel free to join me! (Note: I am not an expert on math in the slightest. I just really like it.)
Articles I am going to create soon
- Darrell Huff, as part of RationalWiki:Mathematics project
- The Economist, the periodical
- Alan Dershowitz
- Norman Finkelstein
My favorite wikis
- the wiki for for the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
- Encyclopedia Dramatica
- WikiWikiWeb for being the pioneer and inventing the technology
- WIKILEAKS counts, right?
My thoughts on conservapedia
It's entertainingly hilarious. I sometimes visit just to laugh at the morons who edit it. I am not at RW to worry about or 'expose' CP. I am here too focus on the mass media and the other liars who are, for one reason or another, accepted by society at-large.
My thoughts on RationalWiki
It needs less cowbell! A lot less! Also, we have an anglophone bias and de facto condition for membership, which is very unfortunate. Otherwise, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!
RW editors are so great and do an excellent job keeping RW true to its mission because they understand a) nuance, b) the power of nuance, c) the limits of nuance d) that the world is complex, e) that some stuff just isn't complex, and, most importantly of all, f) that they do not know everything, which is far more than can be said of the CP crowd, I'm sure.
We are a diverse group of people from all walks of life, multiple political perspectives, various 'spiritual' beliefs(within which, I include none at all), all races, ages, classes, genders, sexual orientations, ability statuses, ethnicities, etc. This makes us baller! We do have that anglophone-centric problem, however.
Other stuff I am into, in no particular order
- Political Economy
- Sexual release
- The news (as in, the events; not the press. at all.)
- Board games, especially of the German variety
- Critical thinking
- Making sprites out of other sprites
- Editing and re-appropriating various media
Programming languages I am learning
- Ruby - about to start learning how to make classes
- C++ - halfway through the chapter on pointers
- SQL - will start in the next few days
Things I really don't like, a.k.a: I hope this does not make me seem like a self-righteous jerk
- Bigotry and prejudice, especially when prejudice has or is part of a power dynamic
- The Mass Media
My Userboxen ranch
Some additional self-expression
My favorite chant ever
Occupy Wall Street! Occupy K Street! Occupy everywhere, and never give it back!
Duh! quotes you did not realize you already knew
"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson (Yes, I know; there two contractions in this quote. Get a life.)
"The world began without the human race and will certainly end without it." -Claude Lévi Strauss
"Ignore the trolls." -me