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David Yonge-Mallo
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Attended University of Waterloo
Lived in Zürich
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The Avengers (and others) are begging you to go out and vote, America. The Avengers!

(And, it goes without saying, not for the second-string comic book villain.)
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Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has provoked a wave of misogyny—one that may roil American life for years to come.
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Rather have a criminal than a nutjob.
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Everyone is thinking of the Mitchell and Webb skit, right? This one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8-8WJxA-cI
A potato with a cross at its centre has the residents at a seniors' residence in Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula feeling as if they're being watched over by a higher power.
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The potato grew in earth close to Satan, and it certainly grew the other way around! It's a sign that the Lord Satan is coming. Lol
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Important because: note the domain name.
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1. Author's name
2. US Dept of blah

Both disqualify comment. There is only one group I want to see comment and that is the groups that live it. They are qualified. Their opinions matter. Some opinionated "ambassador at large" is not and does not.
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For more than three years, two researchers have tracked the rise of state-sponsored Iranian hackers.
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"Gotta Catch 'Em All"
“I just woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and said ‘sure I have lots of children…… but I don’t have them all,’” Jolie confessed tearily to Entertainment Weekly. “I realized that I was prioritizing love and companionship with Brad, when what I should have really been focussing on was gathering as many children into my possession as possible.”
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I fully endorse this ban, which cannot possibly backfire.
This is the greatest idea in the history of the world.
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Ban sarcasm? Yeah, right.
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This is amazing.
Whose side is Justin Trudeau on in Civil War II? Is the Prime Minister of Canada, making his comic book debut today in Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5, Team Tony or Team Carol? Turns out, he’s neither. He’s Team Justin Trudeau Doesn’t Give a Shit About Your Superhero Infighting Nonsense.
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The story of more than a decade of war, terror and revolution in the Middle East, seen through the eyes of six people whose lives were changed forever.
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I guess the take-away here is to never sign any government forms you don't understand.
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The Internet is made of tubes, and somebody has to make sure that the tubes connect and flow the right way in different countries, and uh, yeah.
Employment
  • Google - i18n
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Google - mobile apps
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • University of Waterloo - Survey Research Centre
    Telemarketer... for science!, 2009 - 2009
  • University of Waterloo - Institute for Quantum Computing
    Research Assistant, 2006 - 2009
  • University of Waterloo - Programming Languages Lab
    Research Assistant, 2003 - 2006
  • University of Waterloo
    Teaching Assistant, 2003 - 2007
  • University of Toronto
    Teaching Assistant, 2000 - 2002
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Previously
Zürich - Toronto - Waterloo - Hong Kong - Tehran - Mississauga
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I teach computers how to reason. If the robot apocalypse happens, it'll probably be my fault.
Introduction

This is my personal account and any posts or comments I make using it reflect my own opinion, and do not represent any former or present employer or anyone else.

I’m a believer in what’s called a classical liberal education and aspire to be a polymath. My basic interest is the same as the fundamental question of science: “How do we know what is true?" But beyond the merely intellectual, I also want to build things.

Areas of professional expertise

  • Logic: abductive inference, parsimonious covering theory
  • Electrical engineering: discrete-event systems, control systems
  • Computer science: information retrieval, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, software internationalisation (i18n)
  • Physics: quantum information theory

Academic bibliography: [Google Scholar] [dblp]

Degrees

BASc, MASc, MMath

I also dropped out of (uh... withdrew from) a Ph.D.

Other areas of interest

  • Linguistics
  • Religion: history, psychology, sociology, secularisation thesis, atheism
  • Pop culture: Star Trek (pre-Abrams), Transformers (pre-Bay)

Languages

I’m a native English and 廣東話 speaker, and can converse in فارسی and   . I learned French in high school (because† Canada), and know just a little bit of German (because Switzerland). I have also studied Latin and Greek (because Catholic school), and Pāḷi, संस्कृत, and عربى‎ (because university courses in religious studies).

Nitpickers who want to point out that “because” is not a preposition, please read this.

Note to would-be "debaters"

If you're looking up my profile because you're arguing with me on the Internet, I'm a professional logician. I used to teach introduction to informal fallacies, and keep a set of course notes. If you argue with me online, I reserve the right to use your argument as an example.

Bragging rights
My cat has a Ph.D. in physics.
Education
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Toronto
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davinci, 