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Pentester, ex-developer, security researcher, reverse engineer, electronics tinkerer, internet activist, zombie eradicator, promulgator of useless facts, shrubbery inspector, bacon aficionado.

Strengths: Security, Crypto, Win32 API, C#, .NET, PHP, x86 assembly

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accepted Which flavor of English (British vs. American) first had standard modern spellings?
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comment Is English the only language that distinguishes thumbs from other fingers?
@Robusto It does answer my question, as FumbleFingers points out, which is why I accepted it.
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accepted Is English the only language that distinguishes thumbs from other fingers?
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comment Is English the only language that distinguishes thumbs from other fingers?
@Mitch I think that she was referencing the (now proven false) idea that other languages don't distinguish between fingers and thumbs.
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comment Difference between “I was being careless” and “I was careless”
If I were to attempt to use the latter phrase, I would probably clarify it with a specific event.
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comment Difference between “robot”, “machine”, and “automaton”
"These aren't the automatons you're looking for..."
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comment Difference between “I was being careless” and “I was careless”
"Being busy" is valid. See my comment on rudra's answer. I can't see how "being tired" is valid, though, since it's an involuntary state.
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comment Is English the only language that distinguishes thumbs from other fingers?
Is it common, in the French language, to refer to thumbs as doigt instead of pouce?
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comment Difference between “I was being careless” and “I was careless”
I'd argue that "I am being busy" is valid in certain ways, e.g. in the context of avoiding someone: "I am being busy on purpose, so that he doesn't bother me."
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comment Is English the only language that distinguishes thumbs from other fingers?
@FumbleFingers You may be sure, but I am not. That's why I asked the question. Without evidence, there's no answer.
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answered Difference between “I was being careless” and “I was careless”
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comment Is English the only language that distinguishes thumbs from other fingers?
Could the downvoter please explain the NARQ close vote? This is clearly a well-defined question, albeit not strictly within the realms of English language. This is the closest SE site that the question would fit into.