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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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awarded  Popular Question
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accepted Is しゃぶしゃぶ typically written in hiragana rather than katakana?
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revised Is しゃぶしゃぶ typically written in hiragana rather than katakana?
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May
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comment Is しゃぶしゃぶ typically written in hiragana rather than katakana?
@hippietrail I do that as well.
May
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comment Is しゃぶしゃぶ typically written in hiragana rather than katakana?
@hippietrail from the Wikipedia article: "derived from the sound emitted when the ingredients are stirred in the cooking pot."
May
11
comment What words are used for dolphin meat?
@hippietrail I'm not assuming that there's only a single word. Was that comment addressed at someone else?
May
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comment Is しゃぶしゃぶ typically written in hiragana rather than katakana?
@hippietrail Wikipedia says it's onomatopoeia, not mimetic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabu-shabu . I'd be inclined to agree, because all uncooked meat looks the same to me.
May
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asked Is しゃぶしゃぶ typically written in hiragana rather than katakana?
May
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comment What nuance does ガールフレンド have?
+1, but my curiosity has been piqued by Tokyo Nagoya's comment, and I'm hoping someone will provide a more detailed answer.
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May
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asked What nuance does ガールフレンド have?
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comment Why are points used where furigana would be normally?
possible duplicate of Do Japanese writers use underline for emphasis?
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Popular Question
Mar
10
accepted What's an オウンキー? Why does the term exist?
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asked What's an オウンキー? Why does the term exist?
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revised Describing aptronyms (names that fit their owner)
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