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Ron Savage
Attended Mooroopna Primary School
Lives in Melbourne, Victoria
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It's a first in the animal kingdom. Among a group of cave-dwelling Brazilian insects, the females use a specialized sex organ to penetrate the males. Scientists say that their lives challenge everything we thought we knew about sexual selection.
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Astonishing 3 min film of corals:
http://vimeo.com/88829079#at=0
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Getting stung by a fire ant hurts. Getting stung by a tarantula hawk hurts much, much more. But how much more does it hurt, exactly? And where does something like a honey bee rank on the pain scale?
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Why would a sterile male cricket mate with an infertile female? On the surface, this behaviour makes no sense: sex takes energy and effort, and there’s nothing in it for either of these partners. N...
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"Tamiflu has little or no impact on complications of flu infection, such as pneumonia":
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/apr/10/tamiflu-saga-drug-trials-big-pharma
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It started when a honeybee flew up Michael Smith’s shorts and stung him in the testicles. Smith is a graduate student at Cornell University, who studies the behaviour and evolution of honeybees. In...
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Toyota software and 11,000 global variables:
http://www.viva64.com/en/a/0083/
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It's interesting that the only source of this information seems to be translation from the Russian. 
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In the Disney film Homeward Bound, two dogs and a cat undertake a perilous journey through the American wilderness to try and find their way home. This story is the same but instead of pets, we hav...
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Work
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