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bio website willvousden.co.uk
location Birmingham, United Kingdom
age 25
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Aug 21 at 13:25
  • Currently studying for a PhD in Gravitational Wave Stuff at the University of Birmingham
  • Interests: maths, physics, programming, web design
  • Hobbies: running, cycling, photography, cooking, eating
  • Languages I know: C#, C, Python, PHP, JavaScript, Bash, Mathematica
  • Languages I want to know: Haskell, Smalltalk, Lisp, Ruby
  • Languages I don't want to know: C++, Malbolge

I ride my bikes competitively in and around the West Midlands, UK. I ride for the RST Sport time trial team and specialise in hill climbs. My bikes:

  • Vitus Zenium 2008 (training)
  • Basso Astra 2012 (racing)
  • Cervélo P3-SL (time trialling)
  • Specialized Stumpjumper (trails)

Jun
16
awarded  Caucus
Oct
21
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
13
awarded  Popular Question
May
31
comment Is it correct to omit this verb?
Thanks – this is what I was after. I'd clearly gotten confused and tried to combine the two forms!
May
31
accepted Is it correct to omit this verb?
May
31
comment Is it correct to omit this verb?
@David: This is what I thought – can anyone else comment on this?
May
31
comment Is it correct to omit this verb?
Thanks – it sounded OK to me when I read it to myself. Not sure where I got that idea!
May
31
asked Is it correct to omit this verb?
Dec
28
awarded  Editor
Dec
28
revised Is it correct to say “one year up in India”?
added 101 characters in body
Dec
28
awarded  Teacher
Dec
28
answered Is it correct to say “one year up in India”?
Apr
10
comment How offensive is it to call someone a “slag” in British English? (NSFW)
Remember that bitch can also be used as a verb, e.g. "he/she [usually she] was bitching about so-and-so", in which case it's pretty low on the profanity scale!
Feb
18
comment How can I distinguish “can” & “can't” from pronunciation?
It's not as simple as that; British English is itself divided with respect to this pronunciation: virtuallinguist.typepad.com/the_virtual_linguist/2010/05/…
Feb
5
awarded  Critic
Feb
5
comment Is “stuff ” a plural word?
This isn't quite a correct comparison; "stuff" is an uncountable noun (has no plural), while "pile" and "group" are both countable (have plurals). In other words, "stuff" refers to a quantity, while "pile" and "group" refer to things. Ex-user's answer is correct.
Nov
7
awarded  Student
Nov
7
comment Is there a comparative form of “well”?
Interesting – just what I was after, thanks. It still feels wrong to me to use "better" as an adverb though!
Nov
7
awarded  Scholar
Nov
7
accepted Is there a comparative form of “well”?