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I have programmed in a very large number of languages.

I have university level qualifications in pure mathematics, computation, and electrical and electronic engineering. I have previously worked as a full-time software developer. I am a PhD student.

My research interests include machine learning (particularly neural networks) and natural language processing.

My very much work in progress blog


Aug
8
comment Can a signet ring be a transport infrastructure part?
Linchpins are always part of the infastructure. But in all the examples they are not parts that obviously do anything. One of the examples given in the book is a underground facity, below 3 brick obalisks. One is filled with wires and power conduits, one has a ventalation duct, and the third is solid brick. The third is the linchpin. So keeping with that theme, the linch pin for the box could be a price sticker attached to the back, or a decorative filigree box corner. Or perhaps the band of the ring (assuming the face is what actually connects)
Aug
7
answered Can a signet ring be a transport infrastructure part?
Aug
7
comment How can I damage or break a foe's weapon?
Trying to think of what weapons in L5R could feasibly be broken in combat. Most weapons are pretty resistant. I guess the exception would be a katana, which are very brittle. But intentionally (or even accidentally) breaking someone's katana would be one of the most dishonourable things in setting. No reasonable PC character would ever do it. If you are breaking katana's you are so far from some of L5R's intrinsic assumptions (and rules) about honour, that you should be playing another system. On the other hand other weapons are too tough to break without workshop tools etc
Aug
2
revised Do you make Pulls for encounters that could have happened, but didn't?
edited title
Jul
27
revised Should circumstance modifiers be used in Roll for Shoes?
added 2 characters in body
Jul
27
revised Should circumstance modifiers be used in Roll for Shoes?
added 27 characters in body
Jul
27
revised Should circumstance modifiers be used in Roll for Shoes?
added 380 characters in body
Jul
27
asked Should circumstance modifiers be used in Roll for Shoes?
Jul
23
comment Does Polyglot cover Secret Tongues?
Why would you roll a d20 in Rogue Trader? It's a d10/d% game. A rogue trader player might not even own a d20...
Jul
22
reviewed Approve What happens if the entity a warlock has a pact with is killed?
Jul
20
comment Point Buy system in Maid RPG?
But also, having played maid: Serious, why would you ever play maid (except ironically)? Even if you like the fluff and the idea of roleplaying maids, the system is not particularly balanced in so many dimensions. It is best played as a silly game for laughs, and therefore should be taken with all its flaws and those laughed at too.
Jul
20
comment Point Buy system in Maid RPG?
Having played maid, I understand the need. I can check the rules, I'ld need to check when the stats are normally rolls compared to other things. (I have a feeling doing it after powers were rolled would allow things to be OP, and doing it before would leave you with still lots of balance problems since some powers won't work with some stats.).
Jul
7
comment How do I learn to become a good GM?
My faverate quote on this is from a friend: "As a GM you will be caught with your pants down (unprepared), the trick is to learn to run with your pants around your ankles -- and it ain't easy: you're all exposed and liable to trip"
Jul
3
revised What can I afford without any Resources in the New World of Darkness?
deleted 6 characters in body
Jun
16
revised What ever happened to rolling for stats, encountering class trainers, etc?
edited body
Jun
4
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Jun
3
comment Can I stabilize an enemy we just defeated in combat?
I believe you could have deleted the question then finished editting it,then undeleted it. If you accidentally post in the future.
May
30
revised Where can I find (in-universe) holy texts to quote?
edited title
May
24
revised What are the rules for exhaustion?
added 110 characters in body
May
18
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