AboutEdit

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.

More on my personal wiki.

CommunicationEdit

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en-5This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
en-us
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This user can contribute at a professional level of American English.
roAcest utilizator este un vorbitor nativ al limbii române.
fr-1Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau élémentaire de français.
 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.
...-0This user would not like to know any more languages.
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Contributions to WikipediaEdit

  This user has been on Wikipedia for 15 years, 4 months and 29 days.

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

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.

Wikipedia categoriesEdit

Wikipedia proposalsEdit

Core stanceEdit

 This user believes in materialism, the belief that everything that exists is made of matter.
ANAL 4This user advocates good grammar usage.
USThis user uses American English.
00:00This user uses 24-hour time.
 
  God made this user an atheist. Do you question his wisdom?
 This user loathes, but is forced to observe, daylight saving time.
2020-06-01This user uses ISO-8601 to express dates.
 This user took the red pill, not the blue pill.
AIM-AbleThis 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.
 This user loves knowledge.
  This user accepts evolution as a biological fact.
"…"!
US vs. UK
This user uses "logical quotation marks". Forcing internal punctuation leads to factual errors. It's not a nationalistic style issue!
  This user believes in the separation of religion and state.*  


Speliŋ RəfɔrmThis 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.
10This user realizes that there are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary and those who do not.
 This user is a skeptic.
 This user knows that
Richard Dawkins is the
one and only God.


Intellectual profileEdit

 This user is interested in nanotechnology.
XDThis user is interested in comedy, and may enjoy writing or performing it.
 This user enjoys writing.
 This user enjoys optical illusions, especially the impossible constructions of M.C. Escher.


 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.
FrThis user is a fan of FRIENDS
 This user finds TV mind numbing and doesn't want to watch it.
  This user has just crossed into...
The Twilight Zone.
  This user is fascinated by chaos theory.
 This user reads self-help books.

LiteratureEdit

 This user loves to read.
 This user is a fan of Dune.
 This user's hero is Isaac Asimov.
 This user's personal hero is Carl Sagan.
 
This user knows who the true Father of Science Fiction is.

Professional qualifications and membershipsEdit

 This user is a software engineer.
MThis user is a member of Mensa.
ACADEMIC JOURNALThis user has had his/her work published in an academic journal.
OSrcThis user contributes to Open Source projects.

Political viewsEdit

  This user supports recycling.
 This user supports public transit.
 This user is highly against nazism.
 This user is against DRM.
PC This user is pro-choice.
 This user supports
renewable energy.
  This user finds censorship offensive.
  This user supports the ban on smoking in public places.
 This user participated in the
Earth Hour event.
 This user is straight
but not narrow.
 
This user supports immigration and the right to travel freely upon the planet we share.
     This user supports both straight and gay marriages, and is against any restrictions on who can marry.

SoftwareEdit

Perl-4This user is an expert Perl programmer.
re-4This user writes expert regular expressions.
postgresThis user writes programs that access PostgreSQL.
HTML-3This user is an advanced HTML user.
js-3This user is an advanced JavaScript programmer.
css-3This user is an advanced Cascading Style Sheets user.
xml-3This user is an advanced XML coder.
php-3This user is an advanced PHP programmer.
  This user contributes using Mozilla Firefox.
 This user contributes using Opera.
C-NThis user has written C compilers, or tweaked C runtime libraries in Assembly language.
 
This user uses Gmail as a primary email service.
 This user uses Pidgin to chat on multiple instant messaging networks.
FoobarThis user uses foobar2000.
 This user contributes while using VLC Media Player.
  This user uses Google Maps.
 This user uses Google as a primary search engine.
 This user once used DOS back in the day.
/.This user has a Slashdot account.
W3CThis 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!
 This user contributes using Ubuntu.
 
This user prefers Windows computers and is frustrated by Macs.
 

Wikipedia-relatedEdit

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.

 
inclThis user is an inclusionist.
 This user is a member of WikiProject Ships.
 This user contributes to OpenStreetMap.

Me elsewhereEdit

This user maintains a blog at Dan Dascalescu's blog.
 This user has a channel on YouTube.