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I'm a software engineer at the University of Manchester, working on Taverna Server, Grids and Clouds, and the standardization thereof. I'm also a member of the Tcl Core Team.

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Aug
29
comment How do you increase your team members' loyalty in Mass Effect 2?
When you've got a choice between retaining the loyalty of one of two team members, you can keep both loyal if you can pass a paragon or renegade check. This in turn requires doing certain loyalty missions quite late in the game (naturally that's not so much of a problem for Legion's case).
Jul
20
awarded  Beta
Jul
14
comment How long does it take to play civilization to the end?
Getting a spaceship to Alpha Centauri is a defined end. My favorite one too.
Jul
11
comment Tactics versus new “updated” engineers
@Corv1nus: Please do me a big favor: correct the spelling mistake in the title. :-) “udpated” really grates!
Jul
9
awarded  Editor
Jul
9
comment Is it possible to defeat Flemeth in DA:O without any mages?
DragonAge scales all opponents with the main character's level. Like that, some opponents (e.g., the Archdemon) are always difficult. But getting higher level means more powers and that needs to be where you get your edge from.
Jul
9
comment Has The 7th Guest entered the public domain?
The Berne convention basically means that the original author, if an individual person, holds the right in perpetuity and anyone else (including the author's heirs) holds it for 70 years starting from the point when it ceased to be held by the original author (i.e., instantly for organization-produced works). Given that virtually all games are created by companies and no game is even close to 70 years old – almost all aren't even half that – the difference is moot. Games are copyrighted unless someone authorized has explicitly said otherwise.
Jul
9
comment What is the quickest way to get a trapezohedron?
+1 for providing a link.
Jul
9
awarded  Critic
Jul
8
answered Is it bad to stretch your resolution?
Jul
8
answered How can I get the 'Moustachio' achievements in Left 4 Dead 2?
Jul
8
awarded  Teacher
Jul
8
answered Has The 7th Guest entered the public domain?
Jul
8
comment Bug fixes for Evil Genius?
Oh man! Just mentioning that makes me want to go and set up a bunch of wind traps and a piranha tank…
Jul
8
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
8
awarded  Supporter