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My background is in math (BMath; Waterloo) and civil engineering (BASc, MASc; Toronto). As I learned to dislike statistics when I was studying math, fate provided me with the opportunity to do a master's thesis on applying good old-fashioned statistics to hydrology with the goal of finding improved methods of estimating underlying distributions from small samples. Fortunately, this relied heavily on Monte Carlo simulation and I was able to convince myself that it was based on software instead of statistics. I somehow ended up as a software developer working on real time control systems and ancillary applications for the broadcast industry for fifteen years and now work as a project manager for the development of call center software.


Dec
16
comment Western about train robbery by detaching box car
Welcome. I assume you meant to mention the title, The Five Man Army imdb.com/title/tt0064300 - can you explain why you think this is the right movie?
Dec
7
comment What is the point of selling in 2.35 format a movie recorded in 1.85 format?
It could also be laziness or incompetence - there is a lot of data in these listings, and some values could default to the last value entered to save typing.
Dec
6
comment What is the point of selling in 2.35 format a movie recorded in 1.85 format?
I think it very likely that the indication that there is a 2.35:1 format is incorrect - a typographical error or something similar.
Nov
3
comment Who said “Yahoo Yipadee?”
Do you mean "yipee ki yay?" Because that's easier to answer...
Oct
26
reviewed Reject Back to the Future Part 3 - Why doesn't Marty use the other DeLorean?
Oct
25
answered WW2 musical with specific lyrics
Oct
19
comment Creature attacking people in a shack
Yup - I was going to suggest Tremors too.
Oct
13
answered Why were there only 2 guards for Hannibal Lecter on the 6th floor?
Oct
12
comment In which Pink Panther film does Clouseau go back to jail repeatedly?
The Pink Panther - 1963. A Shot in the Dark - 1964.
Sep
15
comment Can I get the title of this horror movie?
Not a perfect match, but time is right and it has the ice cubes for force field detection movies.stackexchange.com/questions/12628/…
Sep
14
answered Would Mike's guys have gone to jail bar the bomb?
Sep
8
asked SCTV: is “Monster Chiller Horror Theatre” based on “Monsters we Know and Love?”
Aug
9
comment 70's ? Sci fi film about 2 sets of Aliens living on Earth fighting of supremacy
Definitely a dup.
Aug
9
comment 70's ? Sci fi film about 2 sets of Aliens living on Earth fighting of supremacy
Possibly related: movies.stackexchange.com/questions/5810/… and scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/32153/….
Aug
4
comment Twin Towers in any movies set in the future?
This seems like trivia rather than being a question that benefits the community in any way.
Jul
20
comment How many different endings does Sholay have?
As the censored alternate version is now available on YouTube, I think that the first and third endings you mention refer to the same version. youtube.com/watch?v=Oh_WeoKJkUY
Jul
13
reviewed Approve Why does the prime minister “redistribute” Natalie?
Jul
12
awarded  Organizer
Jul
12
revised Movie about a boys orphanage
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Jul
11
comment Is it normal in USA/UK to use the phone while driving?
Related: collegehumor.com/video/3052195/24-the-unaired-1994-pilot