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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.


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asked Have majority European descent countries ever been seen by other European descent countries as a threat to manufacturing?
Apr
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comment Did Imperial Japan choose to ally with Nazi Germany because of ideological similarity?
Can you supply more detail about attending conferences against racism until 1944, or provide references for that claim?
Apr
9
comment Did Imperial Japan choose to ally with Nazi Germany because of ideological similarity?
I thought that Germany not acquiring enough colonies was a factor for WW1, not WW2.
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awarded  Nice Question
Apr
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asked Did Imperial Japan choose to ally with Nazi Germany because of ideological similarity?
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comment Last death caused by World War I
@qarma The people doing this weren't doing it for fun. They were doing it to try to earn a living.
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accepted Last death caused by World War I
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asked Last death caused by World War I
Mar
23
comment Did any other countries try to breed a race out like what happened in Australia?
The website I cited, called stolengenerations.info, is arguing against the academic consensus that there was a stolen generation. I'd advise people not to trust it. This article, agreeing with the academic consensus, also refers to "breeding out the colour".
Mar
20
comment Can the Queen of England fire the prime minister of Australia?
Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen of Australia, and many other countries. But she is not the Queen of England. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_of_England en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_II
Mar
18
comment How did Finland treat Jewish locals during WWII?
@Anixx the former means being unfairly targeted by the government, and the latter means being charged with criminal offences. ru.wiktionary.org/wiki/prosecution versus ru.wiktionary.org/wiki/persecution