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bio website xdumaine.com
location Aurora, OH
age 23
visits member for 4 years
seen Sep 9 at 12:58

I like to write code and solve problems. I'm not an expert yet, but I hope to be one, one day.


Oct
1
comment Is there a word for the action of lifting the mouse to go further?
@congusbongus Oh, definitely in games, but you should still, in my opinion, be able to move the cursor from one side of your monitor to the other without picking up the mouse. Continuously turning, or turning very quickly is why some PC gamers use trackball mice
Sep
30
comment Is there a word for the action of lifting the mouse to go further?
Ugh. Whatever it is, it drives me nuts. I can't stand when people have their mouse sensitivity so low that you have to do this 10 times to get the cursor across the screen.
Aug
27
comment Are commands complete sentences?
Why the downvote? Is something not clear or acceptable about my question?
Mar
27
comment Why 007 said “You weren't using it”?
@FumbleFingers just curious - why close it instead of migrating?
Feb
27
comment Does English have words to describe the lowest rank member of society?
@SamWhited - tylerharms was talking to Jim Thio (commenter), not Jez (answerer). Jim Thio posted 2 suggestions that were misspellings of "proletariat."
Feb
18
comment What is the origin of the idiom “have been had”?
Another similar phrase is "to get" someone like when you say "ahh you got me" after a joke or prank, which would be translated to "you had me" or "I've been had"
Oct
16
comment Is there a word for “wild animals that aren't afraid of people”?
@JLG could socialization be described as a more specific form of habituation?
Oct
15
comment Is there a word for “wild animals that aren't afraid of people”?
That is perfect! Thanks!
Sep
21
comment “Go to the country”, “go to the countryside”
@bib I agree.
Jul
13
comment What's the usage difference between 'quarter' and 'quadrant'?
@Jay Every dictionary I've checked indicates that "quadrant" can refer to the area of a plane divided by two perpendicular lines.
Jul
13
comment What's the usage difference between 'quarter' and 'quadrant'?
Well maybe that's a difference between British and American English. That word/phrase is not uncommon for me or my coworkers.
Jul
13
comment What's the usage difference between 'quarter' and 'quadrant'?
So you're saying that if the building is known for being divided in 4 equal parts (like NW, NE, SE, SW), then it would make sense to hear "quadrant"? That is my case.
Jul
13
comment What's the usage difference between 'quarter' and 'quadrant'?
Imaging it's an engineering company, and the building is divided equally in 4 parts (like a Cartesian plane). Then can you imagine someone saying "quadrant of the building"?
Nov
15
comment The opposite of “crash” for a stock?
@jprete I've added details to clarify. Yes, in my situation, people do crash stocks.
Nov
15
comment The opposite of “crash” for a stock?
In my question I clearly say "word that describes that action of making a stock price go up." I don't mean the stock rising, but the act of causing the stock to rise.
Nov
15
comment The opposite of “crash” for a stock?
I am looking for the verb about causing it. I'm making a game and the admin needs to be able to "crash" or "___" each stock.
Sep
15
comment What is a word for someone who wants to preserve others' cultures?
Culturalist came to mind, but MSWord spellcheck didn't like it, so I thought maybe it was a word that I made up on my own.
May
31
comment What does “Per [person's name]” mean?
I've always read it as "on behalf of." "According to," works most of the time, but "as laid down by," seems to translate better as "on behalf of."
May
26
comment What is the plural of “BlackBerry” (as in the handheld device)
-1 The reason people post questions here is that they are trying to understand the proper grammar. Simply "getting away with" a grammatically vague or incorrect usage is the antithesis of this site. Additionally, there's no room for mudslinging in answers, in my opinion. Leave that out, or in the comments.
May
26
comment “People like you” versus “people like yourself”?
Personally, I'd use "you" when discussing my perspective of the person, and "yourself" when discussing the person's perspective of his or her self. i.e., "I am comfortable around people like you." vs "You are comfortable around people like yourself."