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I like programming in Perl and C. I know Java and PHP too (I'm a MediaWiki developer), but I can't really say I like them. I keep meaning to learn Python some day, but never seem to get around to it.

I'm working on a Ph.D. in biomathematics. I also like programming puzzles and cryptography.

Please consider any (original) code I post to Stack Overflow (and other Stack Exchange sites) to be released under CC-Zero unless stated otherwise. You may do whatever you want with it and don't have to credit me in any way, although of course that would be nice.


Dec
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awarded  Editor
Dec
26
revised How safe is drinking distilled water?
no MathJax on this site; spelling fixes
Dec
26
suggested suggested edit on How safe is drinking distilled water?
Jul
22
comment Is it safe to swim naked in lakes in Northern Europe?
@crasic: Yeah, it's pretty rare, as in "you hear about it on the news occasionally" rare. I just wanted to try to be as comprehensive as I could.
Jul
20
comment Emergency measures: sleeping bag not suitable for the current weather
By the way, a large soda bottle stuffed into a wool sock makes for an excellent improvised hot water bottle. Just don't let the water get too hot (about 50 °C / 120 °F, or barely touchable, is still OK) or the plastic may degrade.
Jul
20
answered Is it safe to swim naked in lakes in Northern Europe?
Mar
12
awarded  Yearling
Feb
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
14
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages between gas, liquid and solid fuel?
(Pps. While Googling, I found this blog article on the Trangia 27; it's not directly relevant to the issue at hand, but I liked it too much not to include it here.)
Mar
14
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages between gas, liquid and solid fuel?
Ps. The Trangia FAQ says their spirit burner "works even at severe cold (below -10 degrees Celsius) if used together with the winter attachment" (priming pan). Actually, I'm pretty sure I've used them even in colder weather without one; a handy trick is to close the lid of the burner after filling it (it's liquid-proof) and warm it under your clothes for a while.
Mar
13
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages between gas, liquid and solid fuel?
Alcohol doesn't burn well below freezing? I think the Swedish folks who make Trangia stoves would be surprised to hear that.
Mar
13
answered How to safely carry a fixed-blade knife?
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13
awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Teacher
Mar
12
comment What's the UPF of a T-Shirt or jeans?
Ps. It seems that Wikipedia has an article on sun protective clothing that you might want to take a look at.
Mar
12
answered What's the UPF of a T-Shirt or jeans?