stas underscore digit one at hotmail
Photo above: Me, when I joined E2 in 2002.
I try to tell the truth and fall short.
I was born in USSR in 1983 and was there to see it transform into The Russian Federation in 1993. Three years later my parents decided that conscription wasn't going to work out for a child like me and moved to a much less deadlier place: Australia.
It was ok, but I didn't feel like my life was in danger as often as I was used to, so I did my best to make up for the lack of excitement.
Thankfully I could often de-escalate the excitement and have survived until the tender age of 37.
I no longer have pets, but if you would like to be one, message me and I can make you a custom collar.
That's what you wanted to hear, right?
I love my kids more than I knew possible. Not that it's more than usual, but it's definitely more than I thought I was capable of.
It takes me 12 minutes to drive to work.
My predictions (as of 1/04/21):
2029: Quantum supremacy (to be confirmed 2 years later)
2031: Turing test passed
2038: Energy-Positive Fusion achieved
2039: 50% of new cars sold are electric
2042: CO2 levels hit 500ppm
2043: Ice free Arctic (technically)
2044: A noticeable meteoroid turns into a meteorite
2061: First commercial fusion reactor
2070: AGI - anything before or after this is pure speculation.
2090: Peak global population
People that made E2 pleasurable in no particular order:
moeyz - twinkle toes. Made me feel welcome from day one.
RedOmega - I hope she learns to appreciate herself.
Nemosyn - she knows
lizardinlaw - also made me feel welcome here
Silverai_me - I may meet them one day
Zephronias - my favorite sexual being on this site (she also writes stuff that will make you want to be haunted by deadly shadows.
sam512 (never spoke to them)
npecom - an amazing man, if he loses his patience, you're either in the wrong or he's gone senile.
A2S3 - pretty sure I went into the future, got smarter and turned into A2
BookReader - he will poke your meat.
wertperch - the kinda guy you just want to hug
GirlDoll - taught me to appreciate poetry without saying a word.
Clockmaker - I think he's a cyborg, but he's full of truth, not straw.
Intentions - I mostly agree and disagree with this one.
Glowing Fish - rearly spoke, but he likes to walk, my kinda guy.
vongrim - he won't tell you this, but he really wants to make the world a better place.
gate - somehow, I'm gate when they find themselves here.
andycyca - I'm too manly to tell this guy how much I appreciate his company
realplayer - sorry, my blue oval friend.
TanisNikana - my favorite seasonal character
losthuskie - join their cult
O-Swirl - a good person. I don't understand those.
Hazelnut - I hope to put down the previous generations as well as this guy.
haqiqat - leave him be
iceowl - been there and came back
Auduster - likes rocks
mad girl's love song - I think she's self explanatory
Stuart - man of too many talents.
tiger cub - tells me he teaches English, but likes my writing, thanks!
DonJaime - he'll fix it.
Chord - creatively weird
And not to be forgotten, Tem42 - always near and far
jaybonci - he does stuff.
Cool Man Eddie - My alter ego
If I accidentally left you off, please feel free to feel left out.
25/10/2019 Thou hast cast 4260 votes... 0.0393% of the judgements made of all time, across 1.187% of all votable writeups. Of these, 95.000% are upvotes.
My favourite bird is a Male Superb Fairy-wren
According to some online test, my personality type is INTJ, make of that what you will
Halt! Proceed with caution,
For every lie will cause distortion.
Now you should stop, proceed no further,
your every move will cause disorder.
"A problem: when reality doesn't align with expectations"
"In the desert of apathy, a single voice rings true" Stasik
"You can't communicate unless you're excited" Dr Krauss
"You are a lens through which you see the universe" Stasik
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less." C. S. Lewis
"There are no problems in life, other than those we define as such." enwhysea's friend
"You're a seahorse, grazing on the gently swaying waves of existence" drunk Stasik draft
"He who rejects his demons badgers us to death with his angels." Henri Michaux (stolen from legbagede's home node)
"To convince someone of the truth, it is not enough to state it, but rather one must find the path from error to truth." - Ludwig Wittgenstein
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RedOmega Stasik has a talent for...things.
Clockmaker ...and he tamed them, with the old magic trick of looking them straight in the eye and then dumping them in a deep pit way out in the woods where nobody can hear the screaming
Zephronias I THOUGHT YOU WERE A GRIZZLED OLD RUSSIAN EXPAT WHO MOVED TO THE US DURING THE COLD WAR
Zephronias NO! YOU ARE SALT-N-PEPPER, HUNCHED SLIGHTLY FROM AGE, BROAD BUT NOT CHUBBY SO MUCH AS JUST WELL-GROWN. YOU HAVE A GRAY, SLIGHTLY SCRUFFY BEARD AND A LONGISH COAT.
Zephronias YOU USE A CANE TO HELP YOU GET UP FROM THE KITCHEN TABLE IN YOUR SMALL BUT COMFORTABLE HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN IDYLLIC COUNTRY TOWN. THINGS ARE NOT NEW, BUT THEY ARE FAMILIAR AND OF GOOD QUALITY, ALTHOUGH NOT THE PRETTIEST TO LOOK AT.
Zephronias YOU GO TO THE MARKETS ON SUNDAYS AND FEED THE CLERK'S DOG BISCUITS.
Nemosyn You're a thirty something man who used to be somewhat fitter before you got married. You aren't particularly good looking, and you don't talk much under normal circumstances. After a couple of drinks you wax, if not eloquent, at least elaborate. You probably should shave more often. People like you when they get to know you (except the ones who hate your guts). Flirting goes right over your head unless it's accompanied by a blow to the head with a heavy object marked FLIRTING.
civilwaractionfigure Yes, people look like pigs. You get it, Stasi-K
civilwaractionfigure Your work is magical. What word play. What context. What thought structure. Wait, are you Russian?
civilwaractionfigure Can you help me with my presidential campaign? Do you have any dirt on anyone?
civilwaractionfigure Sorry to ask so many questions, just very excited
civilwaractionfigure Not really loin-wise but brain-wise.
all of the above statements are noder's views and are not reflective of Stasik (or are they?)
Countries I've been to:
- USSR (do I even need to list the other 5?)
- Kazakhstan (not intentionally)
- Finland (accidentally, rangers had to be paid in Vodka)
- Australia (every state and territory!)
- New Caledonia
- Vietnam (stop off)
- China (if you count Hong Kong as China, also a stop off)
(I'm not well traveled, I haven't had the money, nor time (and hence the drive), but if I won the lottery, I'd probably acquire a travel bug)
Animals I've seen in the wild: hedgehog, naked mole, rabbit, hare, fox, echidna, wombat, koala, wallaby, possum, kangaroo, emu, goanna, lizards, deer, panther?, platypus, snake, turtle, tortoise, penguin, dolphin, shark and seal