gerrit

Toronto, Canada

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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.

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asked Using python gdal to read data from hdf4 file
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revised Python gdal undefined symbol GDALRasterBandGetVirtualMem
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answered Python gdal undefined symbol GDALRasterBandGetVirtualMem
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revised What are the consequences of recent US immigration reform for high-skilled (technology) workers?
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asked What are the consequences of recent US immigration reform for high-skilled (technology) workers?
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comment Why is there so much oil in Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Canada, but almost none in Europe?
Europe is small. Is the amount of oil per unit area in Europe smaller than in Asia or North America? Colouring per the political unit of a country is not useful.
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comment Why is there so much oil in Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Canada, but almost none in Europe?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about [EarthScience.SE].
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awarded Citizen Patrol
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comment Do atmospheric tides have any impact on orbiting satellites or rocket launches?
Yes, they do (I don't have enough knowledge for a full answer, therefore I post it as a comment).
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comment In the US, what is the difference between a national park and a national monument?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about categories of protected areas in the USA, which is not specific to travel. It fits much better on [Outdoors.SE].
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comment In the US, what is the difference between a national park and a national monument?
This question should be migrated to [Outdoors.SE].
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comment Can a car steer on a frictionless surface?
You could with rocket propulsion.
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comment Is it self-plagiarism to reuse my own unpublished material?
Why the downvotes?
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awarded Nice Question
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asked Python gdal undefined symbol GDALRasterBandGetVirtualMem
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comment Is it self-plagiarism to reuse my own unpublished material?
@ff524 Right. But then the issue would not be plagiarism as such? I mean, even if it was published it is not plagiarism if I clearly indicate the sources. Copy-pasting a public domain source with proper attribution is neither plagiarism nor a copyright violation, but is likely not acceptable in the context of coursework.
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asked pyhdf stack smashing detected. Misconfiguration, buggy library, or corrupted HDF file?
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accepted Is it self-plagiarism to reuse my own unpublished material?
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comment POLL: Should Academia.SE participate in the 2014 “Winter Bash” holiday hats promotion?
Blank vote (aka "I don't care").
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