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I work at the University of New South Wales, where I use Ruby to analyze biological data.

In part of my spare time, I work on fun programming projects. One was trying to analyze what underlies Wikipedia's Get to Philosophy game. I also worked on one called the "Small Eigen Collider".

I'm currently learning Japanese, and I'm an active participant in lang-8.com, a website where you write journal entries in a language you're learning, and get corrected by native speakers of that language. In return, you correct people writing entries in your native language. Recently, I've been asking a few questions prompted by slightly incorrect English I've encountered on lang-8.


Mar
20
accepted Have Paralympics been the specific target of boycotts?
Mar
19
accepted What lead some nationalities to be the butt of bestiality jokes?
Mar
19
comment What lead some nationalities to be the butt of bestiality jokes?
@PieterGeerkens Wow. Maybe I should be asking "why sheep?" rather than "why New Zealanders and Welsh?"...
Mar
19
asked What lead some nationalities to be the butt of bestiality jokes?
Feb
11
awarded  Peer Pressure
Jan
20
accepted Why does the United States have a larger proportion of Jews than other British colonies?
Jan
16
revised Why does the United States have a larger proportion of Jews than other British colonies?
Fixes for spelling and grammar
Jan
16
suggested approved edit on Why does the United States have a larger proportion of Jews than other British colonies?
Jan
14
asked Why does the United States have a larger proportion of Jews than other British colonies?
Jan
13
comment Was Japan really part of the Axis?
The Japanese were sometimes regarded as Honorary Aryans
Dec
13
awarded  Yearling
Nov
1
comment Origins of the term “Moderate Islam”
@MarkC.Wallace the term pre-dates the creation of Google.
Oct
31
asked Origins of the term “Moderate Islam”
Oct
27
asked What races are being depicted in this American WWII cartoon?
Aug
25
awarded  Curious
Jul
22
comment Did the Germans purposefully arrange to send Lenin to Russia to start a revolution?
Upvoting because I don't want someone downvoted for being skeptical of something said on the "History" Channel.
May
27
comment Is Taiwan always a part of People's Republic of China?
You know about Imperial Japan controlling Taiwan for several decades, right?
May
4
accepted Did books from classical times delay scientific progress in the middle ages?
May
4
comment The last Japanese surrender after WWII was in the 1970s?
What I'd love to know is whether Japan was the only nation to have holdouts for extended periods of time, or whether other countries (in any war, not just WWII) had the same thing.
May
2
accepted Have majority European descent countries ever been seen by other European descent countries as a threat to manufacturing?