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Dec
15
comment A proper name for Microsoft software
I think it works well in your context for a general audience.
Dec
15
comment A proper name for Microsoft software
"service" is an overloaded term on windows. Lots of thiangs run as services that do not offer services in the way these products do.
Dec
15
comment A proper name for Microsoft software
Yes, we use the term for all DB software, MQ, IBM WAS, CICS, etc as well as SQL server and share point. I assume Exchange 2010 is the server rather than the client?
Dec
15
comment A proper name for Microsoft software
Not "servers", "services".
Dec
15
answered A proper name for Microsoft software
Dec
14
comment An expression for law students using “tuppence”
Ah, I haven't heard that for a while or "not worth tuppence".
Dec
14
answered An expression for law students using “tuppence”
Dec
14
comment Is it correct to say, “Will you do it or NO?”
we appear to be of an age, so no, I don't. I stand corrected.
Dec
14
comment Is it correct to say, “Will you do it or NO?”
Also Shakespeare Twelth Night 1.5 "Of very ill manner; he'll speak with you, will you or no." It's correct but dated, I would say.
Dec
14
comment “An” average of vs. “The” average of
In general yes, but somehow I feel more comfortable with 6 rather than 5.
Dec
14
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Dec
13
comment What's the name for those times when your attempts to get a task done right eventually get you to momentarily perform increasingly worse?
I've heard the phrase "performance fatigue" used for this but I'm failing to find a decent cite.
Dec
12
comment What is the origin of the phrase “Top of the morning to you”?
I notice you say "now" - my Galway father-in-law is heading for 80 and uses it so it may be his generation.
Dec
12
answered What is the origin of the phrase “Top of the morning to you”?
Dec
11
answered Usage of the definite articles with personal names
Dec
3
comment Word for inaccessible neighbour of a node in a graph
Maybe he means a directed graph? + 1 for nontraversible
Nov
30
revised Can you find a noun for the word “diminish”?
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Nov
30
answered Can you find a noun for the word “diminish”?
Nov
30
comment Can a word that sounds the same as the way it is spelt be an initialism and an acronym?
Doh! (slaps head).
Nov
30
comment Can a word that sounds the same as the way it is spelt be an initialism and an acronym?
Context and local practice are the key. The software product CICS is pronounced "kicks" in the UK, spelled out as C.I.C.S in the US and pronounced as "cheeks" in Italy for example.