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I'm a geek, a role-player and a biker.

I work for Diamond Light Source, developing open source scientific software for the UK national synchrotron facility. In the past I have worked in the robotics, mechatronics and laser micro-machining industries.


Nov
10
revised Were the first assemblers written in machine code?
Added a snippet of the Story of Mel.
Oct
30
comment Can software with a restrictive open source license (GPL,AGPL) be used as part of a tool chain in a commercial software package?
@BaconBits - Note that the original question also talks about AGPL, which was specifically designed to prevent a service based on the code being used without release of the source code.
Oct
29
comment Can software with a restrictive open source license (GPL,AGPL) be used as part of a tool chain in a commercial software package?
Thanks @GlenH7 I still think it is important to make the distinction between an aggregate and derived product, and I can't find any other question which addresses this point specifically. Further edit suggestions welcomed.
Oct
29
revised Can software with a restrictive open source license (GPL,AGPL) be used as part of a tool chain in a commercial software package?
Tried to differentiate this question froim the one it is closed as a duplicate of.
Oct
28
revised Can software with a restrictive open source license (GPL,AGPL) be used as part of a tool chain in a commercial software package?
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Oct
28
comment Can software with a restrictive open source license (GPL,AGPL) be used as part of a tool chain in a commercial software package?
This is not actually the same question as Including a GPL-license library in a commercial Java program. That question is referring to a program which is obviously a 'derived work', whereas this question looks like it is referring to an 'aggregate', so the answers are actually different.
Oct
28
answered Can software with a restrictive open source license (GPL,AGPL) be used as part of a tool chain in a commercial software package?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
1
revised How to document and teach others “optimized beyond recognition” computationally intensive code?
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Aug
29
awarded  Announcer
Aug
27
comment Can we set up svn server on a local computer without any network access?
No problem @AnonymousMohit just trying to help. Please tidy up after yourself by deleting your comments now they are no long needed.
Aug
27
revised Stack-instructions machines
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Aug
27
comment Stack-instructions machines
That's pretty much what the T9000 did: An interesting addition was the grouper which would collect instructions out of the cache and group them into larger packages of 4 bytes to feed the pipeline faster. Groups then completed in a single cycle, as if they were single larger instructions working on a faster CPU.
Aug
27
revised Can we set up svn server on a local computer without any network access?
Fixed broken link.
Jul
9
comment Why is 80 characters the 'standard' limit for code width?
@Oded - Yup, it surprises me every time I get yet another notification. Who would have thought this question would have garnered more than 56,000 views. I suggest that when we get to 65535 views, we buy ourselves a pint. *8')
Jun
2
awarded  Great Answer
May
18
comment Is micro-optimisation important when coding?
I'm sorry @supercat, but I can't see how I can use the content of your comment to make my answer better, perhaps you could add your own answer and put your ideas in there.
May
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When is it appropriate to use a bitwise operator in a conditional expression?