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Brendan Mark Hide[edit]

My interests are very wide, dealing mostly with physics of the universe, game theory, information and physical security, constructs of society, philosophy and general science and knowledge. The full list would take too long to type, and I'm not that patient.

For now, I'll probably be editing whatever page I happen to stumble on that I know is either false/has poor grammar/misspelled/ and so on.

My programming experience covers mostly C (Linux mostly), bash (Linux), assembly (for windows), PowerShell, and Pascal (for DOS). Yes, I know, programming Assembly for Win32 is not easy. I'm not masochistic – I'm just very curious as to how the small stuff actually works.

My web sites (not all active) and User: Brendansa/sandbox

About Me[edit]

Flag of South Africa.svg This user comes from South Africa.
Table Mountain from harbour.jpg This user lives in
Cape Town
Flag of Norway.svg This user is of Norwegian ancestry.
Flag of England.svg This user is of English ancestry.
♂ This user is male.
Crystal Clear app date.png Today is 21 September 2017
Noia 64 apps xclock.png This user's time zone is GMT+2.


C-2 This user is an intermediate C programmer.
asm-3 This user is an advanced assembly language programmer.
bash-3 This user is an advanced Bash programmer.
bat-3 This user is an advanced Batch programmer.
HTML-2 This user is an intermediate HTML user.
xml-2 This user is an intermediate XML coder.
xhtml-2 This user is an intermediate XHTML user.

Grammar Preferences[edit]

w/e This user prefers to be referred to by whatever gender pronoun makes you feel comfortable.
A, B, and C This user prefers the serial comma.
This user chooses never to split infinitives.
This user uses Commonwealth spelling.

World/Religious/Political Views[edit]

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evol-4 This user is absolutely certain of the theory of evolution.
Earth Western Hemisphere.jpg This user realizes that the Earth isn't an oblate spheroid, but rather a close approximation of one.
John Gower world Vox Clamantis detail.jpg This user realizes that educated people from the Middle Ages already thought that the Earth was spherical.
Metric seal.svg This user prefers the metric system.


Gnome-dev-camera.svg This user enjoys photography.
P space.png This user enjoys skygazing and astronomy.
ChessSet.jpg This user enjoys chess.

Computer Use[edit]

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nul This user has no alignment.
@ This user plays NetHack.


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