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Ron Savage
Attended Mooroopna Primary School
Lives in Melbourne, Victoria
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An anonymous reader writes: Bruce Upbin at Forbes reports on a new and insidious way for a malicious website to spy on a computer. Any computer running a late-model Intel microprocessor and a Web browser using HTML5 (i.e., 80% of all PCs in the world) is vulnerable to this attack. The exploit, whi...
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So when I saw this picture for the new Pixar movie Inside Out, at first I thought the characters were three women and two aliens, but after seeing the trailer I realized the purple and red things were...
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Ever notice how many things look like genitals at first glance?
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A photographer on Nantucket found something most of us have never seen – nearly frozen waves.
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Just when you thought it was safe to eat things:
http://theplate.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/09/fruit-or-vegetable/
Everybody knows the difference between a fruit and a vegetable, right? Fruits are tempting and scrumptious. Adam and Eve, unable to resist one, were booted from the blissful Garden of Eden; a fruit...
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I’m laughing. I’m laughing because I’m reading a paper about an aphid that’s occasionally a vampire—more on this later—and the caption for Figure 1 begins: “Simplified diagram of the biannual life ...
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"You do get people looking at you strangely, but the tampon is not that obvious."
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Last summer, I met Granny. I was on a whale-watching boat that had sailed south from Vancouver Island, in search of a famous and well-studied group of killer whales (orcas). Two hours after we set ...
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And show that The Beatles didn’t start the American music revolution of 1964
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The Internet explained: It is a lot like ancient Egypt, people write on walls and worship cats. Seems we have gone full circle.
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Occupation
Write Perl code
Skills
Advanced Perl programmer, designed of simple databases, author (non-fiction, tech docs)
Employment
  • Write Perl code, present
    I've worked as a contract programmer (in Perl) for many years, following 11 years as a C++ contractor
Places
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Currently
Melbourne, Victoria
Story
Tagline
I'm a Perl programmer and far too educated to be a nerd
Introduction
I am a great believer in Freudian psychoanalysis, swim often, and love dogs such as my Mini Fox Terrier, and Italian Greyhounds.

I read many novels (usually by women of course because their books are much more appealing), science-oriented books, and things like the history of the Maya.

In the distant past I played a lot of chess.

Bragging rights
I'm the president of the Silver Sharks swimming club, and have published about 85 Perl modules.
Education
  • Mooroopna Primary School
    1956 - 1961
  • Shepparton High School
    1962 - 1968
  • Monash University
    Science, 1969 - 1972
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Gender
Male