Hello from Israel!
Until my university decides to kick me out for fooling too many physicists and mathematicians, I seem to be a PhD student in Computer Science (spec. Artificial Intelligence). After discovering that PhD stands for "Patiently hoping for a Degree", I find myself spending more and more time on magic (almost entirely on menatlism).
As a teenager I became quite a good amateur magician, but for some reason that I don't remember right now, that interest gradually faded away. That is, until last year, when watching Derren Brown's series brought back all that curiosity and enthusiasm, and here I find myself with the number of mentalism books in my bookshelf far exceeding those of computer science (and I am supposed to be a computer scientist, duh...).
During the past year I went through an intense and gruesome mentalism field training, reading everything I could find written by Corinda, Banachek, Annemann, Knepper, Becker, Osterlind, Jermay, Busch, Rowland, and others. I frequently ask myself why I am spending all this time when I have no plans of becoming a professional in the foreseeable future. The answer seems to be that I get a kick out of fooling the scientists at the university :)
Enough rambling, if for any weird reason you would like to learn more about me, take a look at my website: http://www.tabibi.org
Omid (last time I checked I was 24 years old)
P.S. Copy/pasted the text into gmail for spell checking. It keeps on telling me that my only misspelled word is "mentalism", insisting that the word does not exist. Another poor fellow living in a state of denial...