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I'm an Australian software engineer and tweet as lisa dp.

Having followed Spolsky and Atwood's podcasts from when Stack Overflow (and the entire Stack Exchange) was just a twinkle in their eyes, I'm truly impressed at just how well it works. In time, we'll realise just how revolutionary Stack Overflow is/was.

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Aug
24
comment Is there an alternative to the word “coincidence” to describe when two say the same word spontaneously?
'Telepathy' might pseudoscientifically describe how it happened but it's not a word for the event itself.
Aug
24
revised Is there an alternative to the word “coincidence” to describe when two say the same word spontaneously?
rewrite title as question
Aug
23
suggested suggested edit on Is there an alternative to the word “coincidence” to describe when two say the same word spontaneously?
Aug
10
accepted Preferred way to apostrophise in case of dual or multiple ownership by distinct entities
Aug
10
asked Preferred way to apostrophise in case of dual or multiple ownership by distinct entities
Aug
3
comment How can you make “to be” explicit and simple in this future conditional sentence?
How do you explain "he has been bad", "he's being bad" and "he is going to be bad". Are these not past, present and future as well? How can you know something will happen if it's in the future. It might not??
Aug
3
answered What does the word “only” mean in this sentence?
Aug
3
comment What is the meaning of ‘something blind’?
This text would be referring to an obvious visible state of blindness. So either lacking eyes or having eyes that don't focus, perhaps with a sheen on them.
Aug
3
answered A term for a “clean” win
Aug
3
awarded  Commentator
Aug
3
comment Multiple stone throws
"A few miles" is an intermediate that's definitely well over a stone's throw but still close enough to pop in for a cup of tea... Is that what you're looking for?
Aug
3
answered Word for someone who is healthy
Aug
3
comment Multiple stone throws
How intermediate a distance? A 20-minute walk? A day's walk?
Aug
3
answered Multiple stone throws
Aug
3
comment Is there a word to describe a highly desirable cursed treasure?
+1 Forbidden fruit nails it.
Aug
3
comment Where did the “trick” in the phrase “turning tricks” come from?
This sounds quite plausible, if not as interesting a path of deduction as Alain's answer.
Aug
3
comment “A whole nother” way of looking at things
Excellent answer. I'd use this phrase aloud but never write it, so I don't know whether it will ever survive to get in print.
Aug
3
comment Is there a term for a word coined to fit the rhyme/rhythm in a poem?
+1 for nonce word; this is probably the best answer
Aug
3
comment Is there a term for a word coined to fit the rhyme/rhythm in a poem?
Not an impasse :) I think more than one answer can exist.
Aug
3
awarded  Scholar