Ganesh Sittampalam

St. Neots, United Kingdom

earth.li/~ganesh

Age: 36

Software developer with a strong interest in functional programming - mostly using F# at work and Haskell for hobby stuff.

In my spare time I'm one of the developers of darcs, and also a volunteer administrator for WhatDoTheyKnow.com.

Jan
29
answered Suggested ways to save for a comfortable retirment in the UK given the lifetime allowance limits on pensions?
Jan
26
awarded Citizen Patrol
Jan
24
revised Stock grant, taxes, and the IRS
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Jan
22
awarded Notable Question
Jan
22
answered Isn't saying "I'm sorry to hear that" considered "not constructive"?
Jan
12
comment Are lottery tickets ever a wise investment provided the jackpot is large enough?
Comments are not for extended discussion; the general chat about lotteries has been moved to chat and further comments may be deleted without being moved.
Jan
12
accepted Why are gambling and wagering off-topic?
Jan
11
comment Why are gambling and wagering off-topic?
What would you think about simply removing this off-topic reason? I think most of the "bad" questions we might get could be ruled out for other reasons.
Jan
11
comment Why are gambling and wagering off-topic?
For me at least it's inertia - faced with uncertainty, I tend towards inaction. But I'm hoping we can lay down a definite policy now on meta and then apply it.
Jan
11
comment Why are gambling and wagering off-topic?
@WBT that may be more to do with who has looked at them than anything else.
Jan
11
comment Are lottery tickets ever a wise investment provided the jackpot is large enough?
I've posted on meta about this: meta.money.stackexchange.com/questions/2227/…
Jan
11
comment What is the relationship between the advertised and cash jackpots for Powerball (etc.)?
I've posted on meta about this: meta.money.stackexchange.com/questions/2227/…
Jan
11
asked Why are gambling and wagering off-topic?
Jan
9
comment Paying off a mortgage early
The typical terms used in the UK are "overpayment" (for paying more than the required payment) or "early redemption" (for paying the whole thing off).
Jan
9
comment How to branch from a tag at http://hub.darcs.net?
Generally darcs and its UI are designed around the assumption that it's rare to change history (i.e. obliterate or edit patches) - this isn't an absolute, but the tooling tends not to help much.
Jan
4
comment Just received a great recommendation letter with one incident of a different student name
and perhaps add "and is likely to cause confusion when other people read the application" after "an accidental editing error", to make it clear that you're not just being pedantic for your own sake.
Jan
4
answered Foreign tax credit relief UK. Tax paid or allowed by treaty?
Jan
4
revised Foreign tax credit relief UK. Tax paid or allowed by treaty?
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Jan
4
revised Can I claim living remote expenses as full time employee (UK)
forgot to finish a sentence!
Jan
4
comment Transfering my wife's personal allowance - Zero tax?
@gnasher729 good point, have emphasised this is a tricky route.
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