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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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accepted What is the etymology of “Pasifika”?
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revised What does “media (news) disruptor” mean?
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Sep
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answered What does “media (news) disruptor” mean?
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revised The usage of “banzai”
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Sep
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comment The usage of “banzai”
@Frank "total commitment" is a good way of putting it.
Sep
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asked What is the etymology of “Pasifika”?
Sep
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answered What is the etymology of “Pasifika”?
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revised The usage of “banzai”
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comment The usage of “banzai”
@ErikKowal I don't know whether she's writing the book, or merely reading it.
Sep
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answered The usage of “banzai”
Sep
10
comment Term for something that is supposed to increase safety, but really just increases fear?
Not quite a match, but maybe "State of fear"? (Not the book. The phrase existed before the book did.)
Sep
10
accepted Is “Goldbrick” commonly used in American English?
Sep
10
accepted Does “exotic” have any connotations of sexiness?
Sep
10
accepted Antonym of “Device” in computer terminology
Sep
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asked Is “Goldbrick” commonly used in American English?
Sep
6
comment Adjective for someone who is really good at cooking or baking and/or bakes frequently
Flagged for being an appalling pun. :)
Sep
6
asked Does “exotic” have any connotations of sexiness?
Sep
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comment Why can we say 'an American' but not 'a British'?
Related question: english.stackexchange.com/questions/96894/…
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awarded  Good Question
Sep
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awarded  Popular Question