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Jan
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comment Person who doesn't want to listen to others' personal feelings
@JoshuaLamusga, I wasn't bothered by Lightness's comments, but bemused. I think people who are insensitive/callous/heartless won't want to listen to others going on about their feelings, but I don't mean to suggest the converse, because there are other reasons for not wanting to listen. I mentioned self-centered and self-absorbed persons. Or people may be in a hurry, or tightly focused, or ADD, etc.
Jan
1
revised Person who doesn't want to listen to others' personal feelings
remove 'thank you in advance'
Dec
11
answered What is less harsh than “brainwashing”?
Nov
20
accepted History of pronunciation of “moiety”
Nov
19
revised What's single word for fake image?
add spelling note
Nov
8
comment What, in the context of time, is the equivalent of “equidistant”
@EdwinAshworth, I agree one would never say “A and B are ___ from C” because there is no way to say “___” and have it really be “___”. But one might very well write “A and B are ___ from C” when setting a problem. (It also seems to me that your comment “You'd never say 'A and B are ___ from C'” is not relevant to Moussa's question or my answer.)
Sep
7
revised What is the word for when someone gives you something for free instead of charging you for it?
add lagniappe
Sep
4
awarded  Famous Question
Aug
14
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
11
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
7
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.