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"Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical." ~ Blaise Pascal (1623 – 1662)

"Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding." ~ Abraham Kaplan (1918 – 1993), The Conduct of Inquiry: Methodology for Behavioral Science, 1964, page 28.

"All that is complex is not useful; all that is useful is simple." ~ Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919 – )

"The cost of a mistake is the time required to correct it. With powerful languages and good programming environments, this cost can be greatly reduced. Programming style can then depend less on planning and more on exploration." ~ Paul Graham (1964 – ), ANSI Common Lisp, 1995.


Jul
25
comment Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
@JohnPeyton SSHing or ssh-ing.
Jul
25
answered Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
Jun
17
awarded  Constituent
Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
Jun
5
comment An Exocentric compound for Children
In Holland, there are lots of houses with a WC where other houses have a closet: under the stairs.
May
30
comment Is there a verb for remaining silent?
And don't forget the shorter shh!
May
30
comment Is there a verb for remaining silent?
Is "Dim it!" related and used?
May
28
comment Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
Correct, because a yearly season is not simply marked by Earth's angle regarding the sun.
May
28
accepted Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
May
28
comment Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
"The tropical seasons are broken up into just two: the wet season and the dry season." - Don't they have Spring and Fall?
May
28
awarded  Custodian
May
28
comment Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
That one is more common than "equinoctial" since around 1940.
May
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
May
28
revised Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
clarified
May
28
asked Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
May
28
answered Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
May
28
comment Is there a word which describes being unable to see the stars because of the brightness of the moon?
They don't change in actual brightness, though.
May
27
comment Is there a verb for remaining silent?
Refusal is the only thing i could think of; silencing and quieting require an object.
May
27
revised Is there a verb for remaining silent?
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May
27
revised Is there a verb for remaining silent?
clarified