Taking pity on the younger man, Planck broke into his pitch. “As an older friend,” he told Einstein, “I must advise you against it, for in the first place, you will not succeed; and even if you succeed, no one will believe you.”>
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For those of you who have not heard Anita Mui's Cantonese cover of Careless Whisper, here it is.
- Google - i18nSoftware Engineer, 2011 - present
- Google - mobile appsSoftware Engineer, 2010 - 2011
- University of Waterloo - Survey Research CentreTelemarketer... for science!, 2009 - 2009
- University of Waterloo - Institute for Quantum ComputingResearch Assistant, 2006 - 2009
- University of Waterloo - Programming Languages LabResearch Assistant, 2003 - 2006
- University of WaterlooTeaching Assistant, 2003 - 2007
- University of TorontoTeaching Assistant, 2000 - 2002
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
BASc, MASc, MMath
I also dropped out of (uh... withdrew from) a Ph.D.
Other areas of interest
- Religion: history, psychology, sociology, secularisation thesis, atheism
- Pop culture: Star Trek (pre-Abrams), Transformers (pre-Bay)
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.
- University of Waterloo
- University of Toronto