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A former math teacher for 10 years, converted to Software Engineering just a few years ago. Enjoy woodworking, kayaking, hiking, and geocaching.


Dec
25
revised Does “selfie” refer to the picture's taker, the picture's poster, or both
clarify that the image in question could not have possibly been taken by the subject.
Dec
25
accepted Does “selfie” refer to the picture's taker, the picture's poster, or both
Dec
24
comment Does “selfie” refer to the picture's taker, the picture's poster, or both
Do you have a link/ source for this mocking of CNN?
Dec
24
asked Does “selfie” refer to the picture's taker, the picture's poster, or both
Dec
24
comment Can a sport team “clinch” a championship in the last regular season game?
For me, the difference is "there will be games in the future, but those games will not influence this outcome" versus "there are no more future games." In the first case, clinch is clearly appropriate; in the second, I have doubts.
Dec
24
revised Can a sport team “clinch” a championship in the last regular season game?
deleted 1 character in body
Dec
24
comment Can a sport team “clinch” a championship in the last regular season game?
@Rusty Tuba: Yes, that is what I am asking.
Dec
24
asked Can a sport team “clinch” a championship in the last regular season game?
Dec
19
comment Why did English change so much between Chaucer and Shakespeare?
Related, but not duplicate: english.stackexchange.com/q/130028/13804
Dec
17
comment Word for metallic “dust”?
Deja Vu: I just had a conversation earlier today on whether the term "saw dust" could apply to substances other than wood. (We decided it could.) +1 for the question.
Dec
9
revised A synonym for 'decision' that refers to the question only, but not the answer
Removed irrelevant comment about verb form.
Dec
8
answered A synonym for 'decision' that refers to the question only, but not the answer
Nov
24
comment What is the American word for 'tea-towel'?
It seems like we now need a question on travel.se, as to what items are common as souvenirs in certain locales, yet virtually unheard of as such in other locales.
Oct
21
comment What's the difference in meaning between “evidence” and “proof”?
This green apple is evidence that all Ravens are black. It is not proof. More of a side-bar, then a direct relation to your question.
Oct
21
comment What's the difference in meaning between “evidence” and “proof”?
Suggested reading: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_paradox
Oct
11
awarded  Yearling
Sep
16
comment What is one word for truncating a string and adding “…” at the end of it?
Let us coin the term 'ellipsize.' (verb: to truncate a phrase and subsequently add an ellipsis)
Sep
9
answered Is there a phrase to describe a ready-to-throw-away phone?
Jul
28
comment Sentence in which “its” and “it's” can be interchanged without changing the meaning?
I've this suspicion that, once you ask your friend for a spoiler, you will get an answer similar to one of the famous g-r-y riddles. fun-with-words.com/word_gry_angry_hungry.html. It is a riddle after all.
Jul
10
comment What is the difference between “any” or ”every”?
To clarify, you are asking whether "The system is deterministic if any two runs produce the same result" is logically equivalent to "The system is deterministic is every run produces the same result." Is this correct?