User:Dandv

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About[edit]

My name is Dan Dascalescu and I'm the co-founder of Blueseed, the startup ship for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley's international waters. Previously, I founded the Quantified Self Forum, worked in software localization at Yahoo! and in satellite communications in Belgium. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Galați, Romania.

Interests: transhumanism, social psychology, life extension, fitness, self-improvement and the Quantified Self movement, emerging technologies (nano-bio-info-cogno), philosophy (ethics, atheism), critical thinking, entrepreneurship, behavioral economics, open source software development, digital rights, knowledge management, film, literature (mostly non-fiction), public speaking (Toast Masters), web development, market research, humor, writing, debate, improv comedy, thought experiments, rock climbing, photography, travel, cooking (or avoiding it). Occasionally: camping, hiking, swimming, skiing, rafting, sky diving, ziplining, spelunking.

More on my personal wiki.

Communication[edit]

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en-5 This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
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This user articulates American English at a professional level.
ro Acest utilizator este un vorbitor nativ al limbii române.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.
Rosetta Stone.jpg This user is a professional translator.
their / there / they're This user thinks that there are too many people who don’t know that they're worse than their own children at spelling!
its/it’s It’s really not that hard to use each word in its proper manner.
...-0 This user would not like to know any more languages.
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You can also e-mail me privately.

Contributions to Wikipedia[edit]

I've been a Wikipedia editor since 2005. I started with correcting typos and fighting spam and vandalism, then I gradually moved to researching references, creating sections and new articles. Here is the list of my contributions.

Wikipedia articles I created[edit]

Wikipedia article sections[edit]

This is a list of some article sections I created, so I can easily keep an eye on the activity of zealous deletionists.

Wikipedia categories[edit]

Wikipedia proposals[edit]

Core stance[edit]

Stylised Lithium Atom.svg This user believes in materialism, the belief that everything that exists is made of matter.
ANAL 4 This user advocates good grammar usage.
US This user uses American English.
00:00 This user uses 24-hour time.
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Adamhandgod.jpg God made this user an atheist. Do you question his wisdom?
Windup alarm clock.jpg This user loathes, but is forced to observe, Daylight Saving Time.
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This user uses ISO-8601 to express dates.
Matrix This user took the red pill, not the blue pill.
AIM-Able This user understands AIM talk perfectly well, but does not seriously use it. Ever.
?met? This user prefers metric units and cannot figure out why Americans have such a hard time with them.
Sciences humaines.svg This user loves knowledge.
Hw-darwin.jpg This user accepts Evolution as a biological fact.
"…"!
US vs. UK
This user uses "logical quotation marks". Internal punctuation leads to factual errors. It's not a style issue!
Dome 1.jpg This user believes in the separation of religion and state.* ReligionSymbolAbr.PNG
Speliŋ Rəfəwrm This user thinks spelling should be phonetic, and uses or has created a writing system for this purpose.
Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.
10 This user realizes that there are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary and those who do not.
Isaac.Asimov01.jpg This user is a skeptic.
Richard dawkins lecture.jpg This user knows that
Richard Dawkins is the
one and only God.


Intellectual profile[edit]

Kohlenstoffnanoroehre Animation.gif This user is interested in nanotechnology.
XD This user is interested in comedy, and may enjoy writing or performing it.
Quill and ink.svg This user enjoys writing.
Tribar.png This user enjoys optical illusions, especially the impossible constructions of M.C. Escher.


Asahiflex600.jpg This user enjoys photography.
fan-2 This user will watch Seinfeld at every opportunity.
fan-2 This user will watch The Outer Limits at every opportunity.
Fr
This user is a fan of FRIENDS
Television.svg This user finds TV mind numbing and doesn't want to watch it.
Fog.jpg This user has just crossed into...
The Twilight Zone.
Lorenz attractor yb.svg This user is fascinated by chaos theory.
Open book 01.svg This user reads self-help books.

Literature[edit]

Nuvola apps bookcase.svg This user loves to read.
Sossusvlei oPEYRE.jpg This user is a fan of Dune.
Isaac Asimov on Throne-crop.png This user's hero is Isaac Asimov.
Carl Sagan-50x50.jpg This user's personal hero is Carl Sagan.
Félix Nadar 1820-1910 portraits Jules Verne.jpg
This user knows who the true Father of Science Fiction is.

Professional qualifications and memberships[edit]

Nuvola apps display.png This user is a software engineer.
M This user is a member of Mensa.
ACADEMIC JOURNAL This user has had his/her work published in an academic journal.
BCIS This user has a Bachelor of Computer and Information Science degree.
OSrc This user contributes to Open Source projects.

Political views[edit]

Recycle001.svg This user supports recycling.
25 railtransportation.svg This user supports public transit.
Hakenkreuz im Verbotsschild.svg This user is highly against nazism.
PD-icon.svg This user is against DRM.
PC This user is pro choice.
Wind-turbine-icon.svg This user supports renewable energy.
1933-may-10-berlin-book-burning.JPG This user finds censorship offensive.
"No smoking" sign with text This user supports the ban on smoking in public places.
The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg This user participated in the
Earth Hour event.
Man-and-woman-icon.svg This user is straight
but not narrow.
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This user supports immigration and the right to travel freely upon the planet we share.
Female.svgFemale.svgMale.svgMale.svg This user supports both straight and gay marriages, and is against any restrictions on who can marry.

Software[edit]

Perl-4 This user is an expert Perl programmer.
re-4 This user is an expert regular expression programmer.
postgres This user writes programs that access PostgreSQL.
HTML-3 This user is an advanced HTML user.
js-3 This user is an advanced JavaScript programmer.
css-3 This user is an advanced Cascading Style Sheets user.
xml-3 This user is an advanced XML coder.
php-3 This user is an advanced PHP programmer.
Firefox This user contributes using Mozilla Firefox.
This user contributes using Opera.
C-N This user has written C compilers, or tweaked C runtime libraries in Assembly language.
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This user uses Gmail as a primary email service.
Pidgin This user uses Pidgin to chat on networks such as Jabber and IRC.
Foobar This user uses Foobar2000
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This user contributes while using VLC Media Player.


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This user uses Google Maps.
Logo Google 2013 Official.svg This user uses Google as a primary search engine.
Cprompt-TFI.png This user once used DOS back in the day.
/. This user has a Slashdot account.
W3C This user believes in compliance with W3C standards.
No iPod This user does not use an iPod and does not wish to own one..
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This user loves Recursion!
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This user loves Recursion!
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This user loves Recursion!
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This user loves Recursion!
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This user loves Recursion!
Ubuntu logo. This user contributes using Ubuntu.
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This user prefers Windows computers and is frustrated by Macs.
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Wikipedia-related[edit]

This user is a member of the Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians

The motto of the AIW is Conservata veritate, which translates to "With the preserved truth".
This motto reflects the inclusionist desire to change Wikipedia only when no knowledge would be lost as a result.

AIW
incl This user is an inclusionist.
USS Constitution 1997.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject Ships.
OpenStreetMapCentralChester.png This user contributes to OpenStreetMap.

Me elsewhere[edit]

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This user maintains a blog at Dan Dascalescu's blog.
YouTube-like logo.png This user has a channel on YouTube.