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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comment Is it illegal to drive with a dirty car in Belarus?
Sounds like a great question for [Skeptics.SE] :-)
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awarded Nice Answer
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answered Is it commonplace for a recruiter to ask to see an unpublished PhD thesis?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is developing a cheaper method ever considered to be originality in academic research?
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comment How to get weather forecasts at Yellowstone?
Also, do you expect to be in areas with mobile phone coverage?
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comment How to get weather forecasts at Yellowstone?
Frontcountry camping or backcountry camping? If frontcountry, often the campground office has weather forecasts.
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comment Do world's multilingual individuals outnumber monolingual ones?
Note that the word bilingual may be ambiguous. Some sources may consider an individual bilingual only if xe speaks two languages natively, others may consider anybody tho learned a foreign language and can communicate therein to be bilingual. The answer may depend on the exact definition used.
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comment Is there a decorator to simply cache function return values?
Note that this works only for immutable function arguments.
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comment Is there as many media staff as protestors in Ferguson?
It wouldn't be the first time. I've seen Dutch media reporting "massive public interest" in some royal event, where journalists outnumbered citizens 5-to-1.
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comment Will any 220-110 voltage adaptor work for a laptop and/or tablet?
Your laptop has a converter anyway.
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comment What happens if I inadvertently set off a personal locator beacon?
@Liam Someone is paying for the helicopter...
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comment Working among voices — are active noise-cancelling headphones useful to create artificial silence?
I adapted the question to be more to-the-point. I probably don't want 0 dB, but I do want to hear no voices. I think it is specific to the workplace because it is about my productivity, even if most people are OK with the same level of background noises.
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revised Working among voices — are active noise-cancelling headphones useful to create artificial silence?
Rephrased. I probably don't really want 0 dB SPL.
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asked Make 'interact' use IPython console, rather than standard Python one?
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comment Python Drop into REPL (Read, Eval, Print, Loop)
Within pdb, you can use interact.
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comment Do #4 (♶) plastic bags need to be recycled at grocery stores like #2 (♴) plastic bags?
What do those numbers refer to?
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asked What language is the Tamazight proposal in?
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Another scenic pass, near the Stelvio pass
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revised Another scenic pass, near the Stelvio pass
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