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Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
7
revised Is there a word for a 60th of a second?
remove extraneous [sic]
Jul
28
awarded  Yearling
Jul
22
revised Is there a familiar phrase for spending too much time on something?
add Knuth quote & cart horse stuff
Jul
10
comment What is the opposite of “preaching to the choir”?
@CalebBernard, regarding your first sentence, that is ok because the question as phrased is asking what the one who doesn't want to listen can say.
Jun
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comment How should “midnight on…” be interpreted?
@chux, yes, of course; that's the usual nature of UTC times.
May
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awarded  Famous Question
May
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revised Is there a good word for a square-rectangle relationship?
add subclass note
Apr
28
comment Passive of “tried to eat”
The two choices referred to are the phrases either side of or: (1) “The worms were tried to be eaten” or (2) “The worms were eaten attemptively”. In my answer I claimed the grammar of (1) is wrong (tried, standing as a predicative adjective, is not one). The grammar of (2) is ok, but it is clumsy and vague. “Eaten attemptively” may mean none, some, or all the worms got eaten, while original “tried to eat the worms” suggests few if any worms were eaten.
Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
18
comment What is “embarrassing” about an embarrassingly parallel problem?
@snim2, it's true that embarrassingly parallel problems especially suit parallel execution, but not all well-suited problems are embarrassingly parallel. Typically, in E.P. problems (1) modes of parallelism are quite obvious, and (2) the granularity of available parallelism is quite fine, and for large problems, no matter how many processors are available, more processors could be used effectively. Problems where the useful number of processors is limited by communications, data, or history are less likely to be termed embarrassingly parallel.
Apr
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awarded  grammar
Mar
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awarded  Notable Question
Feb
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awarded  Enlightened
Feb
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
20
accepted Origin of “as all get out” meaning “to the utmost degree”
Feb
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answered a word that would mean “a marriage where either of the spouse is of a higher rank or caste”
Jan
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Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer