I am Ben Brittain. I was born in 1993. Currently I am a student at Rochester Institute of Technology studying Computer Science with minors in Mathematics as well as Chinese. In the summer of 2012 I was in a fantastic Hacker School batch. In the past I have worked at the National Cancer Institute, various student jobs, and interned at Mozilla. After this semester, I will be returning to Mozilla for another amazing summer. I am a strong advocate for Open/Libre software. I use GNU/linux, with Arch as my distro of choice. I prefer the safer and more functional languages to those that aren't, despite the fact that I more often than not work on "low-level" projects. I am extremely excited about a variety of topics including crypto-currency, PLT, Cognitive Science, Mars, transhumanism & coffee. My political views skew toward a form of Market Anarchism/Voluntaryism with a bit of crypto-"ness" mixed in for good measure. This site serves the purpose of being a place where I can express my views in a concise and digestible manner as well as a place to show off various bits of CS hackery.