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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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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.
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comment Is Taiwan always a part of People's Republic of China?
You know about Imperial Japan controlling Taiwan for several decades, right?
May
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accepted Did books from classical times delay scientific progress in the middle ages?
May
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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
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accepted Have majority European descent countries ever been seen by other European descent countries as a threat to manufacturing?
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comment Have majority European descent countries ever been seen by other European descent countries as a threat to manufacturing?
@congusbongus Italian canning may be an actual threat to Australian manufacturing, but I don't think it's commonly perceived to be a threat.
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asked Did books from classical times delay scientific progress in the middle ages?
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asked Have majority European descent countries ever been seen by other European descent countries as a threat to manufacturing?
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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
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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  Good Question
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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Nice Question
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asked Did Imperial Japan choose to ally with Nazi Germany because of ideological similarity?
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awarded  Notable Question
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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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awarded  Nice Question