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bio website andrewjgrimm.wordpress.com
location Sydney, Australia
age 35
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen Feb 22 at 2:47

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.


Feb
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awarded  Commentator
Feb
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comment Do kidnappers typically use authentication by newspaper?
@mattiav27 the video I saw just has hostages holding up a hand-written date, which can be easily faked. Did I miss something?
Feb
1
asked Do kidnappers typically use authentication by newspaper?
Jan
16
comment Why is it always the same type of beer cup used in college-style movies/series?
This is like an Australian asking why so many movies feature driving on the right hand side of the road.
Dec
28
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
21
asked What is the rationale for calling “The Interview” racist?
Nov
21
awarded  Tag Editor
Nov
21
revised mind-your-language wiki description
added 125 characters in body
Nov
21
revised mind-your-language wiki excerpt
added 57 characters in body
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21
wiki created mind-your-language description
Nov
21
wiki created mind-your-language excerpt
Nov
21
suggested approved edit on mind-your-language tag wiki
Nov
21
suggested approved edit on mind-your-language tag wiki excerpt
Nov
21
asked Was “Democratic Republic of China” a mistake, or deliberate?
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suggested rejected edit on
Oct
10
awarded  Curious
Sep
5
asked How did they make Hitler disappear in “Your Job in Germany”?
Aug
5
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
28
accepted Equivalent of 555 for IP addresses
Jun
24
comment Do “American” military movies generally profit outside of the US?
I wonder how "Pearl Harbor" went in Japan, or other military films in the "enemy"'s country (assuming they have an active film market).