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A long time programmer with lots of IBM and supplier-to-IBM experience using C/C++, Rexx, APL/2, assembler. Finally excaped from the Blue-o-sphere to work in the transportation industry creating firmware for gate access systems for containerized freight yards.

Translation: tons of not-the-way-anybody-else-does-it software development and experience writing software that lives somewhere between BIOS and applications. I've probably written well over a million lines of Rexx, my favorite language. And I am also an opinionated snob about editors. Them what aren'tderived from Xedit or look like VisualSlickEdit are junk.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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answered Is “for all who” grammatical?
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answered What do you call someone who has a 'problem'
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answered What is the meaning of “drill our way out”?
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answered “Watched them get married” vs “watched them getting married”
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awarded  Student
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comment Change of Number(?) for “does” used with “this”
This is the valid answer, sadly, based on rules that are, as throughout English, capricious and arbitrary.
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Change of Number(?) for “does” used with “this”
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comment Change of Number(?) for “does” used with “this”
Silly Wiki, won't let you easily enter multiple paragraph comments. <br><br>Auxiliary verbs in general sound like a grammarian explaining away phlogiston.
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comment Change of Number(?) for “does” used with “this”
@Robusto - Having had to remind myself of what "auxiliary" verbs I note that rearranging the sentence and, because you should be able to ignore the auxiliary verb, yields "This need to come out." Which, is, of course, "wrong".
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answered What is a good term for someone who refuses to debate an issue ab initio?
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asked Change of Number(?) for “does” used with “this”
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answered Work-safe (but not too formal) salutation to start an e-mail to address a group of people