I keep getting asked 'Who are you guys', so to help unload some of that extra mail from my box I have now provided this nice little page with a summary of the active authors here, along with the number of articles that they have posted.
Linux User: 380191. Former Editor-in-Chief on our site (2016-2018). Programming experience: Real-time avionic systems, Algol, CORAL66, C, C++, Python. For fun: Computing and technology. I also play guitar, banjo and tin whistle.
I'm a fairly well rounded guy who has always had quite a number of geek tendencies. Deadhead, vegan, BMW Motorcycle rider, gun owner... (yes, a liberal 2nd amendment supporter -- don't categorize people....)
This is my Bio page. There are thousands more, but this one is mine. You most likely are not so interested in me, and probably would be more interested in the other links you see up top there, where you can customize SoylentNews, change your password, or just click pretty widgets to kill time.
I am a thing that thinks, i.e., that doubts, affirms, denies, understands some things, is ignorant of many others, wills, and refuses. This thing also imagines and has sensory perceptions; for, as I remarked before, even if the objects of my sensory experience and imagination don’t exist outside me, still sensory perception and imagination themselves, considered simply as mental events, certainly do occur in me.
That lists everything that I truly know, or at least everything I have, up to now, discovered that I know.
I was born under the sign "obstetrics." I am a consciousness / intelligence / artificial intelligence theorist, have about 45 years of experience with electronic hardware and software design including both AI and AL work. I lean strongly towards c/c++ and Python when coding. I am currently polishing my SDR software. I edit science fiction professionally. I also edit, and write, online documentation — and the software to generate it — for both large and small applications. My political views are fairly hard left and fairly hard right, essentially defined by liberty in tension with compassion. I am an atheist, by which I specifically mean I entertain no belief in a god or gods. Also, I have a very unfortunate sense of humor. Consequent to these sterling characteristics, almost everyone finds me annoying. ⚖
My title is team leader for development, but I only hold this as NCommander has too much on his plate (i.e. trying to be a sysop, dev, and administrator while also trying to be an editor.) If you like to contact me I am available at paulej72 at soylentnews dot org.