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Ron Savage
Attended Mooroopna Primary School
Lives in Melbourne, Victoria
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A seagull in the UK turns bright orange after falling in a vat of curry while trying to scavenge a piece of meat from a food factory bin.
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A Great Egret found, banded 51 years ago:
http://birdlife.org.au/media/old-bird-new-record/
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Your skin tone is 1 of 110:
http://www.pantone.com/skintone-guide

Alternately, "From a biological point of view, your skin and hair color is 1/ 3,200,000,000th of your body’s chemistry":
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/05/06/what-makes-a-blond-blond-very-little/

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Scientists map brain's 'thesaurus' to help decode inner thoughts:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/309785.php
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Syntax is not unique to human language:
http://phys.org/news/2016-03-syntax-unique-human-language.html
Human communication is powered by rules for combining words to generate novel meanings. Such syntactical rules have long been assumed to be unique humans. A new study, published in Nature Communications, show that Japanese great tits combine their calls using specific rules to communicate important compound messages. These results demonstrate that syntax is not unique to humans. Instead, syntax may be a general adaptation to social and behavioura...
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In what's called a mass ballooning, the tiny arachnids used silk strands to catch air currents on their way to a new home.
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Interview with Ben Terrett, former design chief at the GDS.
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If ever an animal needed rebranding, it’s the hyena—a strong, smart animal that's often misunderstood.
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New Flash: Erik died in 1160 and has been re-examined:
http://phys.org/news/2016-03-science-life-death-medieval-king.html
The saint's legend speaks of a king who died a dramatic death in battle outside the church in Uppsala, Sweden, where he had just celebrated mass. But what can modern science tell us about his remains? A joint research project headed by Uppsala University now reveals more of the health condition of Saint Erik, what he looked like, where he lived and what the circumstances of his death were.
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It’s the Mad Haterpillar, and it keeps its molted heads to build the tower of terror.
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By pushing the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to its limits astronomers have shattered the cosmic distance record by measuring the distance to the most remote galaxy ever seen in the Universe. This galaxy existed just 400 million years after the Big Bang and provides new insights into the first generation of galaxies. This is the first time that the distance of an object so far away has been measured from its spectrum, which makes the measuremen...
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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
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
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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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Male