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Ron Savage
Attended Mooroopna Primary School
Lives in Melbourne, Victoria
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The spiders’ brilliant colors are the work of a still-mysterious evolutionary force.
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Silphium, a fennel relative, may be the reason the early Roman population stayed steady or decreased, even in peacetime.
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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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Interview with Ben Terrett, former design chief at the GDS.
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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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National Geographic have released images of a fossil — believed to be 48 million years old — showing a bug, inside a lizard, inside a snake.
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The ancient carnivore is one of two new pouched mammals recently discovered based on fossil teeth and jaws.
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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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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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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