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Jul
30
comment What word means people who blindly follow the routine?
I can see that could be useful where the first part of the URL doesn't already state it, however where it does that is redundant. (PS How fitting to have a jobsworth comment :P )
Jul
30
comment What word means people who blindly follow the routine?
@LittleEva I already added the link to the source
Jul
28
comment One word for playing on the violin with a bow
@karen musical notation is always in italian. So while bowing is the layman's term, arco is the musician's term.
Jul
27
revised What word means people who blindly follow the routine?
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Jul
27
answered What word means people who blindly follow the routine?
Jun
5
comment km plural or singular, “out of which 100 km is motorway”
It is valid english. The IS refers to the length of the road network which is one singular value. The ARE refers to the multiple roads which comprise that total length. In both cases it is the measured object that determines the pluralarity rather than the unit of measurement.
Apr
8
comment Is there any English word in which “ph” is not pronounced as “f”?
I don't think this worked very well. Many of these words DO have an f sound in them! Eg. Alphonse. Also do compound words really count?
Apr
8
comment Is there any English word in which “ph” is not pronounced as “f”?
I don't know how people would expect /f/ in Stephen to be pronounced that differently than a /v/ anyway, I think it is more in the ear of the beholder than the person saying it. Say them fast and they are identical, it is clear how people misheard and one became the other in their mind.
Mar
6
comment “Just sayin” what?
It seems to have morphed into this from more of a "don't shoot the messenger" original meaning
Feb
9
comment Origins of “turn over in his grave”?; “turn over in her grave”? etc., etc
People were buried face down as a sign of shame or disrespect. The significance of the saying is that they turn once to end up face down because you have disgraced them, spinning or turning multiple times is just misspeak.
Feb
1
comment Does code run in or on a thread?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit no, that is what you are doing. In a CPU a thread is only a series of code, absolutely nothing else.
Feb
1
comment Does code run in or on a thread?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit If I am writing software for a car and I have a class called car which has all the properties and methods that interact with it, the class is still distinct from the actual physical car. Likewise with threads.
Jan
31
comment Does code run in or on a thread?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit Its not nitpicking I think you just have an incorrect mental model of what a thread is. And tbh that is vital to which word is appropriate for the OP
Jan
30
comment Does code run in or on a thread?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit A thread object in a programming language holds properties about a thread, but it is not the thread itself.
Jan
30
comment Does code run in or on a thread?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit there are other objects that describe the thread, but they are not the thread itself
Jan
30
comment Does code run in or on a thread?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit I don't know if you are joking or trying to be too clever. By definition it is a thread of code, just like a pile of apples. The term does not describe any type of container or processor. Code is the only thing that be's a thread. :)
Jan
30
comment Does code run in or on a thread?
The code runs as a background thread.
Jan
20
comment Why do so many groups of people (marketers, UX, finance) use a 'funnel' as a metaphor
its a coffee filter!
Jan
6
comment Grammatically correct sentence where “you're” and “your” can be interchanged?
@RobWatts Except "Your bananas..." doesn't make sense in that variation because bananas don't have feelings.
Dec
16
comment Word for an object within another object
Yo Dawg! I heard you like words in your words...