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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 Can foreign tourists see Pakistani dancing girls?
@AdityaSomani is it derogatory to use those words about actual dancing girls, or only to use them about women who aren't dancing girls? If the former, are there any more suitable words that can be used instead?
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awarded  Inquisitive
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awarded  Curious
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revised Are carnival-style games still available in Taiwanese night markets?
Sorry, wrong night market!
Jul
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asked Are carnival-style games still available in Taiwanese night markets?
Jul
23
comment Finding public toilets in Taiwan
Does it matter if the toilets require you to not flush the toilet paper?
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revised Visiting Bir Tawil or places like it
edited tags
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asked Visiting Bir Tawil or places like it
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awarded  Yearling
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revised Coastal/seaside destinations in Japan for nature and relaxation?
"At Fukushima" may imply the city, but it's in the prefecture, not the city
Jul
1
comment Can I carry Homeopathic medicines and uncooked rice to Germany?
Question on Skeptics.SE, where some people note that products marketed as "homeopathic" can contain active ingredients: skeptics.stackexchange.com/q/100/104
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comment Can I carry Homeopathic medicines and uncooked rice to Germany?
-1 for homeopathy.
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comment Can I carry Homeopathic medicines and uncooked rice to Germany?
While I regard homeopathy as undiluted nonsense, homeopathic medicines aren't exactly seen as the same as water. See Regulation of homeopathy in Germany. As a side note, I've heard that some products marketed as "homeopathic" have components other than alcohol or water at non-negligible concentrations, some of which may be harmful. But up voting to counter the downvote anyway.
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