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: entrepreneurship, transhumanism, social psychology, life extension, fitness, improv comedy, self-improvement and the Quantified Self movement, emerging technologies (nano-bio-info-cogno), philosophy (ethics, atheism), critical thinking, behavioral economics, web development, open source software development, seasteading, digital rights, knowledge management, film, literature (mostly non-fiction), public speaking (Toastmasters), market research, humor, photography, travel, writing, debate, thought experiments, rock climbing, cooking (or avoiding it). Occasionally: camping, hiking, swimming, skiing, rafting, sky diving, ziplining, spelunking.
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Contributions to WikipediaEdit
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 createdEdit
- PRECICE intramedullary nail (2017-Sep-26)
- Steven Gundry (2017-May-10) Due to the hype around his Plant Paradox book.
- Double Commander (2016-Aug-03) Revamped the page.
- Restrictions on geographic data in China (2015-Apr-06) Because no Chinese GPS user bothered to clearly explain on Wikipedia the obscure but pervasive problem caused by GCJ-02
- Tencent Maps (2015-Apr-05) Another Chinese map provider that shows everything in the world but China as unexplored #culturefail
- Baidu Maps (2015-Apr-05) The Chinese map provider that shows everything in the world but China as unexplored, but has highly detailed SimCity-like pixel art renderings for major Chinese cities
- Google barges (2013-Oct-30) The four mysterious barges, two of which had superstructures that some thought would be used as data centers or Google Glass
- BAM Energy Group (2013-Jun-30) The company that installed the largest array of solar panels on a cruise ship. (mirror)
- Michael Aytes (2013-May-15)
- H-3 visa (2013-Mar-14)
- Fuqi International (2012-Nov-18)
- MELA Sciences (2012-Nov-17)
- Medivation (2012-Nov-17)
- Oceanic Six (resurrected 2012-Sep-15)
- Seed accelerator (practically rewrote it from scratch on 2012-Sep-14)
- Opus Casino (2012-Aug-28)
- Mirage I (2012-Aug-27)
- EB-2 visa (practically rewrote it from scratch on 2012-Aug-27)
- EB-3 visa (2012-Aug-23)
- Princess Daphne (2012-Apr-26)
- International Shipping Partners
- Quantified Self
- Tradable sector
- Darrel Ray
- Protect IP Act
- Knudsen force
- MojoMojo - in the meantime deleted by deletionists with nothing better to do
- ZOC (software)
- Axure RP
- Customer Feedback Management services
- Oscillator (technical_analysis)
- Informed for LIFE
Wikipedia article sectionsEdit
This is a list of some article sections I created, so I can easily keep an eye on the activity of zealous deletionists.
- DTS_(sound_system)#Play-Fi - 2017-04-12 because none of users of the multi-billion dollar wireless audio industry bothered to write about the open Play-Fi standard on Wikipedia (but of course, we have Sonos)
- Killifish#Evolved_resistance_to_extreme_levels_of_toxicity - 2016-12-13
- Valsalva_maneuver#Weightlifting - 2015-06-08
- StackOverflow#Statistics and Criticism - 2014-02-25; once again after it was removed
- Slingshot (water vapor distillation system) - drastically reorganized and updated the article. The amazingly little interest that this breakthrough invention has received from Wikipedians is perfect evidence of Wikipedia:Systemic bias. With cheap access to clean water goes lack of concern with small-scale low-cost water purification technology.
- General Electric - Focus Forward - Short Films/Big Ideas - 2013-Jul-09
- Silicon_Valley#Demographics - 2013-Jul-07
- Windows Movie Maker#Criticism - 2013-Jul-06
- Mike Gogulski#Bitcoin - 2013-Jul-04
- New York Mercantile Exchange#Leadership - 2013-Jun-15
- Hector Ruiz#Political views - 2013-May-11
- Punta Mita#Entrepreneurial ecosystem - 2013-May-06
- Chris Hadfield#Social media - 2013-Feb-24
- GitHub#Revenue_model - 2013-Feb-08
- Right of first refusal#In_venture_capital - 2012-Sep-29
- EB-5 visa#Targeted Employment Areas - 2012-Feb-08
- NineSigma#Competitors - 2011-Dec-29 (deleted by folks with nothing better to do)
- Economy of the Bahamas#Taxation - 2011-Dec-23
- B visa#Cost, B visa#Validity_period_and_duration_of_stay - 2011-Nov-05
- URL redirection#Removing_referer_information - 2011-Jun-25
- Comparison of Internet forum software#User-friendly_URLs - 2011-Jun-21
- Self-fulfilling prophecies in sports - 2011-Jun-02
- Comparison of photo sharing websites - 2008-Sep-17
- Activity trackers - 2014-04-11
- Places with bioluminiscence - 2013-Dec-04 (though it doesn't show in the logs)
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Professional qualifications and membershipsEdit
|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".