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Nov
18
comment Oil is slippery; rubber is _____?
Saying that oil is plastic and rubber is something else would be prone to misinterpretation though because rubber is actually plastic while oil is not (though crude oil/petroleum are used to make plastics).
Nov
14
comment What do you call it when the video is not smooth?
I think lag and the ehow article is incorrect. Lagging refers to delay due to latency. This is usually for live streams where you can often notice that there are a few seconds of lag between events happening in real life and the video of the event reaching your device, but may also refer to lag between video and audio, or lag between different devices viewing the same events, or a delay to feedback of an input. A video can display smoothly while badly lagging. Network latency/lag can cause video playing to become choppy, but that refers to the quality of the network, not the video.
Nov
13
awarded  Yearling
Nov
13
answered What's an item called that was required to progress in a video game, but now isn't?
Jul
23
comment 'The company I work for' cannot be shortened to 'My company'?
Ending sentences with prepositions is not grammatically incorrect in English. It's only incorrect to those snobs who confused English grammars with Latin grammars.
Jul
23
comment 'The company I work for' cannot be shortened to 'My company'?
While you probably would still be understood (yay context), a better wording would be "My fund is Mercer's" or "My fund is with Mercer". But that's probably being too pedantic.
Jul
2
revised Correct, clear, concise way to use “potato-potato” in writing
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Jul
2
answered Correct, clear, concise way to use “potato-potato” in writing
Jun
21
awarded  Excavator
Jun
21
revised Which is the correct spelling: “Granddad” or “Grand-dad” or “Grandad”?
updated broken NGram link, and expanded answer so its not a link-only answer
Jun
21
suggested suggested edit on Which is the correct spelling: “Granddad” or “Grand-dad” or “Grandad”?
Jun
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
10
comment A person who cannot understand that there may be other perspectives
myopic isn't narrow vision, it's short-sighted.
May
9
comment A way of describing the lesbian parent that is not pregnant?
@Kromey: while such technology may allow both mother's to be genetic contributors, only one of them would actually bear the baby on her belly, unless you split the baby into two and sew it back together once it's born.
May
4
comment Any word for “made by combining parts of many things”?
In regards to programming language, it's more typical to call a language as "influenced" by another language; all programming languages are influenced by other existing languages so it's not really a unique feature of any one language. Otherwise why would C, C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP all uses the exact same syntax for braces blocks, even with large differences between them.
Sep
2
answered Is there a computing term for form elements that have “relevant” values?
Sep
1
revised Term for choosing to believe a falsehood
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Sep
1
answered Term for choosing to believe a falsehood
Sep
1
comment Word to describe pets that can be uncomfortable to live with?
I believe "indoor pets", "noisy pets", "small dogs, etc misses the point; a pet is usually considered causing trouble if it invites complaints from other people. A pet could be uncaged but behave nicely enough that it doesn't bother anyone. Otherwise, they could be an inside pet but is continuously barking at nights. On the other extreme, it could be a tamed lion, that is usually calm and well behaved, but understandably causes a little discomfort for everyone even if caged. It may be best to keep the wording vague so home owner can accept or refuse any tenants' pet as they see fit.
Jul
4
awarded  Nice Question