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Bill has just completed his Masters by Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Wollongong. His research topic was in Lattice Based Cryptography.

Bill is currently working as a sub-contractor for small companies and organisations developing desktop and/or web-based applications.


Sep
19
comment Have I got a little story for you
I think it's to add emphasis to what I am going to say; the emphasis, of course, being on the I.
Sep
19
comment What do you call oxidized fruit?
@PeterShor - Fair point, which is why I did further research, and discovered that it's commonly referred to as browning of fruit, even in the scientific community. Maybe I should add my P.S. and P.P.S. notes to the answer? I think whoever is reading this, though, will get the general idea.
Sep
19
comment What do you call oxidized fruit?
P.P.S. According to an explanation provided by David A. Katz in a science experiment, the oxidation process is known as enzymatic browning and occurs at warm temperatures when the pH of the plant material is between 5.0 and 7.0. Also, the brown pigments are known as melanins.
Sep
19
comment What do you call oxidized fruit?
P.S. Other sources like Your Mother was a Chemist call it browning of fruit.
Sep
19
answered What do you call oxidized fruit?
Sep
19
comment What does Rick Perry’s “God uses broken people to reach a broken world" mean?
@YoichiOishi - I don't think it's an actual quote, but a concept. You won't find it in the Old Testament, since the article refers to Moses and David of Scripture (i.e. the Bible) - not to a particular passage of the Bible. The closest reference you will find to describe the concept in its correct context is in Acts 13:13-22 (especially verses 17 and 18).
Sep
18
answered What does Rick Perry’s “God uses broken people to reach a broken world" mean?
Sep
18
answered How many times do you have to do a thing before it becomes a tradition
Sep
17
comment Can someone please explain this pun?
That's funny! Coming from Groucho Marx, I suppose, makes it even funnier, as it is all in the delivery. It's meant as an insult to the person that he is referring to. I wouldn't consider it a pun, though.
Sep
17
answered Is ‘Not a peep’ an idiom, or just plain statement?
Sep
17
comment A word for “I am here!”
@Billy: Don't worry mate! I am a computer nerd, and therefore speak Geek! I also happen to be Greek.... ;-)
Sep
17
comment A word for “I am here!”
Rather than trying to find another word meaning "I am here", you can reword your phrase to say "....as capital letters emphasize on your company's presence within the given domain."
Sep
16
comment What's the word for a migration from a manual-based system to a IT-based system?
Strictly speaking, digitizing means to simply capture an analog signal in digital form as explained in the following wiki link. It should not be confused with the process of automation (at least in my opinion).
Sep
15
comment What's the word for a migration from a manual-based system to a IT-based system?
P.S. With this definition, you can describe the degree of automation as the amount of manual work that computers have replaced. For example, the degree of automation in the car manufacturing industry has increased considerably this past decade.
Sep
15
revised What's the word for a migration from a manual-based system to a IT-based system?
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Sep
15
answered What's the word for a migration from a manual-based system to a IT-based system?
Sep
14
comment Origin of the of the phrase “feeling blue”
The wiki link on this topic supports the "Origins of Navy Terminology", at least for feeling blue. It, however, provides another explanation, also, that relates back to ancient Greek mythology. Not sure how true this is, as I have never heard of it. But, then again, I have not studied ancient Greek mythology to that extent either.
Sep
14
answered Origin of the of the phrase “feeling blue”
Sep
12
comment Is there an idiom for people who boast too much?
@simchona - no offense taken.
Sep
12
comment Is there an idiom for people who boast too much?
@simchona - You may have a point but, it's the closest that I could think of.