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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.


Jan
13
comment What are the accumulated major injuries/wounds James Bond has received in the film franchise?
@Daft - have you seen OHMSS? If not, it's definitely worth a watch, as one of the most under-rated, and definitely most poignant, Bond film.
Jan
13
comment What are the accumulated major injuries/wounds James Bond has received in the film franchise?
The worst is the broken heart.
Jan
11
answered Identify a sci fi movie or TV show about aliens, ships government conspiracy
Jan
8
comment Do the words 'Billy don't be a hero' mean anything to you?
Can you provide some details?
Jan
6
comment Woman with amnesia forgets her lover
I disagree with the close vote for this - I think that the description is unique enough that someone who has seen the movie will recognize it.
Dec
26
reviewed Reject Is Four a Divergent?
Dec
26
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
25
comment WW2 Movie - Undercover Germans attack UK RAF Headquarters
One of so many he had in the Seventies!
Dec
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
25
answered WW2 Movie - Undercover Germans attack UK RAF Headquarters
Dec
25
answered Die Hard detonator insertion — “F*** it”
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.