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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 – 2013)

"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.


Oct
17
revised Is there one term for grammar, punctuation and spelling?
added 201 characters in body
May
28
revised Is there a word that describes both Spring and Fall, but not other seasons?
clarified
May
27
revised Is there a verb for remaining silent?
added 51 characters in body
May
27
revised Is there a verb for remaining silent?
clarified
Apr
11
revised What's a “brace” in the expression “brace yourself”?
forgot to quote
Aug
20
revised Word for an object's “desire”
added affinity
Aug
20
revised Does “yar” (or “yarr” or “yargh”) in Pirate English imply an affirmative?
corrected source quote
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
Oct
25
revised Difference between “election fraud”, “electoral fraud” and “voter fraud”
rewording and formatting
Oct
25
revised Difference between “election fraud”, “electoral fraud” and “voter fraud”
Added examples.