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I'm a recent graduate with a perchant for Java, Science, Coffee, Games and Cooking!


Jan
18
comment What is the correct capitalisation of the word “sonar”?
@Charles I don't think grammar should be determined by someone's pronunciation, because then the topic becomes subjective. FWIW I've heard the BBC pronounced as Beeb and I personally pronounce VAT as vat
Jan
18
comment What is the correct capitalisation of the word “sonar”?
@Marcin "A word formed from the initial letters of other words" In the case of BBC the initial letters are B ritish B roadcasting C ompany. Compared with abbreviation: "A shortened form of a word or phrase" If it was Brit. Broad. Comp. I'd say it was an abbreviation. I see the two as mutually exclusive, but I admit I might be wrong.
Jan
18
asked When to drop the 'e' when ending in -able?
Jan
18
comment What is the correct capitalisation of the word “sonar”?
The BBC is and VAT are not abbrev. but acronyms.
Jan
18
comment How to say that food is hot (temperature) without the listener thinking that I mean “spicy”?
@ZJR Scalding Warm sounds like an oxymoron. Scalding implies a great amount of heat, warm implies a minimal amount.
Jan
16
accepted Word for something made of two parts
Jan
16
comment Word for something made of two parts
Colloidal doesn't fit as one medium isn't truly suspended in the other, at least not as far as I know.
Jan
16
comment Word for something made of two parts
@Kris in this technical case the use of composite fits because "composite possesses properties not achievable with any of its individual constituent elements alone"
Jan
16
comment Word for something made of two parts
@JimiOke Binary composite would definitely work though.
Jan
16
awarded  Cleanup
Jan
16
revised Word for something made of two parts
added 35 characters in body
Jan
16
revised Word for something made of two parts
rolled back to a previous revision
Jan
16
comment Word for something made of two parts
This is a great word for it I'm going to accept this if nothing else comes up soon. How did I not think of this word?
Jan
16
comment Word for something made of two parts
Doesn't that imply some kind of direction?
Jan
16
comment Word for something made of two parts
But this is a mixture of two discrete entities. Whilst a mixture of red and blue ping-pong balls is a 'blend' it's different to a continuous mixture of say, water and fruit juice.
Jan
16
asked Word for something made of two parts
Jan
14
comment Synonym of 'Run' or 'Operate' in the context of a computer programme
The script in question is running the program for several iteration, each time executing the same piece of code, until a full run of executions is made. I think that phrasing makes more sense (as it does in my work), than just using run. Thanks for the graph though, I love nGrams +1!
Jan
14
comment Synonym of 'Run' or 'Operate' in the context of a computer programme
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Hopefully that's what my program will be.
Jan
14
accepted Synonym of 'Run' or 'Operate' in the context of a computer programme
Jan
14
asked Synonym of 'Run' or 'Operate' in the context of a computer programme