1,093 reputation
718
bio website evancarroll.com
location Houston, TX
age 29
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen Nov 21 at 16:41

I AM AWESOME.

"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. One man thinks himself as in control with thousands of exp, but remains more of a slave than ♦ are." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau talking about the doomed future of Stack Exchange; 1748-10-01


Jun
12
comment
@Daniel I forgot that on this and other SE sites, democracy is a low priority. It's just like typically ballot access suppression.
May
23
comment How would you apply the idiom “I'm $verb'ed out” to “eat”?
But, what if you want to use the generic to imply all foods.
Nov
18
comment If you're starting a sentence with “and” or another conjunction, must you follow the conjunction with a comma?
@tchrist the word comma doesn't appear at all in the supposed "dupe" and it is prime to my question.
Oct
16
comment “Was” and “were”, which is correct in this context? Can a mood be established in a terminating clause?
Nope. I meant what I wrote. They are in opposition. In electoral parlance, to turn out in opposition means to show up at the polls.
Oct
3
comment Single-word synonym for a “pedantic rule-follower”?
Because when I think Nazi, I think someone who follows the rules.
Oct
3
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
I already replied to Meta, I assume he deleted that response.. Sorry viewers. He has to get the final say.
Aug
7
comment Word meaning “convert a variable value to a constant value”
I'm just telling you what they say.
Aug
7
comment Word meaning “convert a variable value to a constant value”
Wiktionary disagrees. Stop trolling.
Aug
5
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
Ok, prove something like that exists.
Aug
5
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
Name one thing that is supernatural and exists?
Aug
5
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
It was relevant. It gave an example of something supernatural -- unlike Chocolate Cake, which is just supernormal.
Aug
4
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
@tchrist you're on fire today.
Aug
4
comment What do you call an item that appeals to a human urge but is unnatural?
I'm tempted to accept this answer, even though it wasn't the one I was looking for! Well done Captain. Seldom in [single-word-choice] do you get a better answer then the one you were expecting.
Jul
26
comment
@Flexo it was stupidly dismissive, I didn't start my campaign for justice with ELU. I started it on day 1 on MSO.
Jul
25
comment Why should I use “ought to”?
That's an argument I'm willing to accept; however, I have a decent understanding of the term morning and astronomy, and so at least for most populated climates, there is no probability that the sun will not come up short of a solar catastrophe of an unforeseen magnitude.
Jul
25
comment Why should I use “ought to”?
@Carlo_R. if you use the term "ought to" you're making an implicit statement about the present condition. You'd never say the sun "ought to" come up at 8 AM: firstly, the sun can't react to instruction, secondly the sun already rises at 8 AM. Ought to implies the condition is mutable and it's not currently that way. Your replacements should and must don't carry that burden.
Jul
25
comment Why should I use “ought to”?
Neither should nor must imply anything about the current condition.
Jul
25
comment Why should I use “ought to”?
It's additional information. What's wrong with that, where is that against the rules?
Jul
23
comment
@balpha That's rude, offensive, and unnecessarily dismissive; please remove that comment. Wanton personal attacks and libel should not be welcome on english.stackexchange.com. To others that observe this, this is precisely what we need to address as a community. Calling people a "troll" is unbecoming of useful discourse -- we can do better than that. I'm not a troll. I've never trolled, ever.
Jul
23
comment
@Tim What you are seeking, or what the community is seeking? This is another boldface presumption. Let the people decide what they perceive as a bigger problem. Let's take it to a vote. I'll help out with the mundane matters too; my agenda -- the people's agenda -- is where I'll stand out.