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bio website newspeak.org.uk
location Cambridge, United Kingdom
age 30
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Dec 24 '13 at 14:54

Software Engineer with experience of linux, apache, mysql, postgres, python and django mostly.


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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Editor
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revised Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
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Jan
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comment Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
Open access does not mean that wild-camping is allowed.
Jan
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answered Where in Europe is wild camping permitted?
Jan
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comment What equipment do I need as a beginner outdoor rock climber?
A good answer but I have to say the life saving ability of a climbing rope is not in it's strength otherwise we'd climb with steel cable. It is in its ability to stretch and absorb the force of the fall so you don't stop suddenly just like you would if you hit the ground.
Jan
25
comment What equipment do I need as a beginner outdoor rock climber?
I would say that anywhere that things can fall on you a helmet is essential. Your lead climber will probably be carrying things that they could drop. I'd put helmet as more important than chalk by far.
Jan
25
comment How can you navigate / determine your location in thick fog?
The technique of having someone walk out in front works in snow or white-ut conditions too. You can vary the technique slightly by getting your friend to walk in a wavy line and use their footprints to sight along, this means your friend doesn't need to stop and you can make better progress. You do need to be within shouting distance though.
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answered What is the fastest method to 'break in' full leather boots?
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comment How do I recognize if someone is suffering from hypothermia?
I would prefer if the question was worded "…if someone is suffering from…" the current question makes it sound like you're asking how to tell if someone is predisposed to hypothermia.
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answered What should I do when I'm lost?
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awarded  Autobiographer