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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.


Aug
20
comment The married man with an affinity
con·text: noun 1. the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect: You have misinterpreted my remark because you took it out of context. "The married man" as opposed to "the man" implies that the rest of the sentence refers to marriage.
Aug
20
revised Word for an object's “desire”
added affinity
Aug
20
answered Word for an object's “desire”
Aug
20
revised Does “yar” (or “yarr” or “yargh”) in Pirate English imply an affirmative?
corrected source quote
Aug
20
comment Does “yar” (or “yarr” or “yargh”) in Pirate English imply an affirmative?
@StoneyB, good catch. I've sent Cassidy an email about that.
Aug
1
answered Does “yar” (or “yarr” or “yargh”) in Pirate English imply an affirmative?
Aug
1
awarded  Caucus
May
31
comment 'pick' as an alternative for 'pick up' (transport)
It makes sense, though. Picking apples from a tree and picking people from a station. The direction doesn't matter unless they've fallen and can't walk.
May
30
comment What is the best term to categorize a lolcat image and text?
I've clarified it for you, Avner.
May
30
revised What is the best term to categorize a lolcat image and text?
less abstraction
May
30
revised What is the best term to categorize a lolcat image and text?
added lolcat wiki link
May
30
answered What is the best term to categorize a lolcat image and text?
Apr
10
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
7
comment Is there a word for a non-geek?
It wasn't clear whether my edit would go through, so I'll just comment here that it's his/hers/its.
Oct
25
comment Difference between “election fraud”, “electoral fraud” and “voter fraud”
Yet it would have to be statistically significant before it can sway the outcome, something that didn't even happen in the 2000 Florida vote. In any case, the obvious difference to me is that "voter fraud" refers to voters, whereas "election fraud" refers to the election, which is set up by the government.
Oct
25
revised Difference between “election fraud”, “electoral fraud” and “voter fraud”
rewording and formatting
Oct
25
awarded  Editor
Oct
25
revised Difference between “election fraud”, “electoral fraud” and “voter fraud”
Added examples.
Oct
25
comment Difference between “election fraud”, “electoral fraud” and “voter fraud”
But what if it is only a voter who cheated? Like in this case: usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2011/07/29/… Election fraud sounds like the whole election was compromised.
Oct
25
comment Polite synonyms for “a——hole-ish” behavior
I think the manipulated and property owners would disagree with you, @DJClayworth.