53,295 reputation
560144
bio website yume3.sourceforge.net
location MT
age 93
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
seen 5 hours ago

Former pictures: Dakota puddles (prairie potholes), 2012-01-30; Yellowstone River icicles, 12 Dec 2011; Black-and-white ducks on YR, ca 6 Jan 2012; Eagle in eastwind snow, on south bank of YR, 15 Jan 2012; Sunlight & shadows on riverbottom, 5 Feb 2012; Duck in park puddle, June 2011; Trumpeter swan pair on YR, 13 Feb 2012; American Avocet on YR, 10 May 2012; Pelicans flying above YR, 24 June 2012, and pelican in YR, 16 May 2012; Rainbow above Livingston Peak, 23 July 2012; Rose/squirrel, 21 Nov 2012; old Bangalore station, Dec 2004; Bighorn sheep, Zion, 8 Nov 2013

Author of programs yume as seen here and qenqote as described here

qenqote automates URL-formatting editing and can minimize the amount of manual editing needed when you include a URL in a stackexchange post.


1d
comment What does isomorphism between language and reality mean?
@EdwinAshworth and Motivated – See added note
2d
comment How can I help my essay's readers “get into [my] mind a little more?”
It appears to me the body of this post does not contain a question, so it should be closed. Note, you may find Writers stackexchange useful, but there as here the posted question should state a question to be answered.
Oct
14
comment Idioms/phrases for “I won't get in the way?”
In this context, “You’ll have...” is slightly less presumptuous than “You have...”. The first of these is like “If you go ahead, you’ll have...”, and the other like “You're going ahead. You do have...”.
Oct
14
comment Is this a correct usage of the phrase “give way”?
Coffeenap, give way means “To yield to persistent persuasion”, “To collapse or break under physical stresses”, “To be followed, succeeded, or replaced by” etc. It does not mean to promote or to lead to something. The malformation “Libraries give way to thought” could mean that thought forces libraries to do something, or could mean that libraries go away and thought arrives. It does not mean that a library is conducive to thought.
Oct
13
comment Is this a correct usage of the phrase “give way”?
I regard that use ( “Libraries ... give way to thought” ) as incorrect if you mean they promote thought. It isn't poetic and it isn't appropriate.
Oct
13
comment What's the correct way to format a date range, time range, and days of week in a single line?
@ceving, see When "etc." is at the end of a phrase, do you place a period after it? and AM/PM vs a.m./p.m. vs am/pm,
Oct
13
comment How can/should tell a person to not overuse the essays they're using for support?
You may find Writers stackexchange useful.
Oct
2
comment Why do we write “Fourier's law” but “Soret effect”?
@JohnLawler, to see a minor exception to the “Possessives can't co-occur with articles” rule, type the donald's daughter into a google search box and pictures of Ivanka Trump and Tiffany Trump will appear.
Oct
2
comment Did I show you my graduation photo or have I shown you my graduation photo?
You may find English Language Learners useful.
Oct
1
comment What kind of rhetorical strategy is it when someone points out a potential sticking point in his proposition before anyone can criticize it?
@BlessedGeek, your “magnet to coagulate effectiveness” phrase is absurd.
Oct
1
comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
@Scott, foul and base seem appropriate to me as descriptions of intentional bad behavior. Morally depraved exaggerates some cases, but in many is most accurate.
Sep
30
comment Noun usage of “optimum”
As implied by previous comment, in mathematics optimum when unqualified refers to a global optimum. In general, 97% of its uses are bare.
Sep
30
comment Noun usage of “optimum”
I think you are wrong about teacher 2 confusing the optimal route with the conditions you mention. The teacher might have one of those conditions in mind as an optimality criterion. However, the question is not about what is optimal but instead about correct English usage of optimum.
Sep
29
comment Is there any “swearword” in English not associated with excrements, the genitals, sexual activity or religion?
Note, I deleted my comment, not having a ref for it
Sep
29
comment What was Princeton 6 in Jamaican English?
Sister Nancy, “real name Ophlin Russell-Myers, [born] 1962 ... in Kingston, Jamaica ... one of 15 siblings... [now lives] in New Jersey, where she works as an accountant at a bank”, says wikipedia, quoting partly from jamaicaobserver.com. Maybe you can email her via jamaicaobserver and ask the meaning.
Sep
28
comment Is there a slang word or idiom for someone who borrows money from friends or relatives and never (or rarely) pays them back?
Perhaps you could show more clearly what parts of above are quoted, and provide a link. For quoted stuff put a > at beginning of line
Sep
27
comment Shoplifting vs. a word for “someone who orders, eats and sneaks without paying the check”
"doing a runner" was already included in Jim's answer, half an hour before yours
Sep
26
comment Why do we qualify “dish washer” or “car wash” but not “clothes washer”?
@MichaelEdenfield, yes. That's why I said “see book links”; by looking at numerous instances in books of washing machine and washer one can estimate how many of each refer to a clothes-washing-machine. The ngrams numbers per se are not of much use for this question.
Sep
26
comment Why do we qualify “dish washer” or “car wash” but not “clothes washer”?
In the US, washer may be a more common term for a clothes-washing-machine than is washing machine. Perhaps see book links at ngrams for washing machine,washer,clothes washer,washer dryer
Sep
26
comment Why do we qualify “dish washer” or “car wash” but not “clothes washer”?
Your first-paragraph supposition might or might not be correct; IMO, giving opinions rather than facts, when facts can be had, isn't worthy of upvotes.