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  • Philosophy and history student
  • Strong interest in science and mathematics - trying to teach myself about these subjects
  • Especially interested in interdisciplinary research
  • Specific interests:
    • Logic
    • History and philosophy of mathematics
    • History and philosophy of science
    • Science and its influence on society
    • Pseudo-sciences and their influence on society
    • Philosophy of religion and atheism
    • Teaching of mathematics and self-study techniques, including online teaching and MOOC's (Massive Open Online Courses)
    • Certainty and uncertainty in human life
    • Gaia hypothesis, global brain, complexity, evolution, cognition,..
    • Game theory
    • Fundamental problems in computer science
    • Neuroethics

Feb
7
reviewed Excellent Trail maintenance: what is considered inappropriate when maintaining a trail?
Jan
31
comment Sleeping with two people in one hammock
Thanks. I really like the idea.
Jan
30
awarded  Custodian
Jan
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Walking trailers
Jan
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Sleeping with two people in one hammock
Jan
24
comment Walking trailers
@DavidR I'm in good condition and have a good backpack; I've hiked through the Pyrenees with a backpack of +20kg. (I'm not looking to use this walking trailer in the Pyrenees, by the way, just to be clear). I can do all of that, however, I can't say it's always comfortable and I think there are cases, especially thru-hiking, where a walking trailer may be more efficient and comfortable, which is why I'm looking into it. Not to replace my backpack altogether, just to have an alternative for cases in which the walking trailer may be better suited.
Jan
24
revised Walking trailers
spelling mistake corrected
Jan
24
asked Walking trailers
Jan
21
comment How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
@RoryAlsop I'm aware of that, however, these books just can't be quoted without feeling like a quote miner. You just have to hear the whole story, that's why I didn't include any quotes. You can always read the first chapter on Amazon though.
Jan
21
awarded  Teacher
Jan
20
answered How can you navigate without a compass or GPS
Jan
20
awarded  Supporter
Jan
20
comment Sleeping with two people in one hammock
(cont.) ... + being able to use it as a tent, since the "floor" is water-proof. This has saved me a couple of times when I couldn't find trees. It's not a real tent, of course, but in case you can't find the right trees, you at least have a backup plan (without any extra weight).
Jan
20
comment Sleeping with two people in one hammock
It was a good answer that answered all of my concerns in the way I asked (the source being actual experience), so I think it was worth accepting it. I've heard the DoubleNest is great as a single hammock. I now own a DD Hammock (good review) and while it's not as wide as the DoubleNest (and I haven't actually tried a DoubleNest), I think its main advantages over the DoubleNest are that there is a built-in mosquito net and a space underneath to place a sleeping pad (which prevents the sleeping pad from slipping underneath you).
Jan
20
awarded  Scholar
Jan
20
comment Sleeping with two people in one hammock
Thanks for your answer (can't upvote yet; requires 15 rep.). Yes, it's a pity, but I'd rather have my doubts confirmed now than after buying a hammock (and paying about $70) and finding out the hard way that it doesn't work. :)
Jan
20
accepted Sleeping with two people in one hammock
Jan
20
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Jan
20
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Jan
20
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