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


Jan
23
comment Noun or phrase similar to clone with positive connotation?
@skymninge I don't see that here, in my experience emulators often run on better hardware giving an overal increase in performance
Jan
23
comment Noun or phrase similar to clone with positive connotation?
@Oldbag try emulator
Nov
27
comment Releasatory? Releaseful?
Is this not normally a positive emotion Vita a negative process? Or is that a connotation that I've picked up myself?
Aug
28
comment What’s the rule for using “who” and “whom” correctly?
@araucaria I have never in my life as a native English speaker phrased a question like "the boss around here is who?"
Aug
27
comment What’s the rule for using “who” and “whom” correctly?
@araucaria I have no qualms over reversing subject and complement to better the flow of an utterance. In response to Who is that? I would respond He is the king of Spain.
Aug
27
comment What’s the rule for using “who” and “whom” correctly?
@araucaria I'd never reply "it's him", is say "he is the boss" mandating the 'who' choice.
Jun
26
comment Is “European Peninsula” a common name for Europe?
Are you sure they don't mean the Crimea? That both European and a peninsula. I can see they may have missed up articles. In context it makes sense
Apr
30
comment Plural or singular meaning of the word “Filter” in a phrase “Filter updates”
Could it not be (to) filter updates?
Apr
4
comment Antonym for lying?
@miercoledi care to share?
Mar
29
comment Single word meaning 'filter out noise'/remove background sources
In what context?
Feb
22
comment Phrase to describe person who seeks 100% achievements in game
@Doc: I've used Complelitist as a portmanteau of Completist and elitist to describe these people.
Feb
15
comment How to distinguish between uses of words like 'Marry'?
It's that last term I was searchng for! Thanks!
Feb
14
comment How to distinguish between uses of words like 'Marry'?
Hi, I've clarified my question.
Nov
15
comment Term for the opposite of a scapegoat
@EdwinAshworth my point is that the two (unknown soldier and the case in questions) are different, so shouldn't be compared, and thus is reason not to call my example a 'martyr'. Perhaps this was a bad example as often the sort of person 'highlighted' has not had poor life choices.
Nov
15
comment Term for the opposite of a scapegoat
Apologies for any bad grammar/spelling it's difficult to check these things on my phone.
Jul
2
comment X’s language is so rich and . . .?
@Mitch Irregardless, I'd like them to be worked (i.e. by them being used as such) into the English language as non-technical words.
Jul
1
comment X’s language is so rich and . . .?
I would love those words to become part of modern parlance.
May
29
comment How do words get concatenated?
@MετάEd That is an almost exact duplicate. Thank you for making me aware of it!
May
28
comment How do words get concatenated?
@MετάEd how can I improve this question?
May
21
comment “To flow or cause to spread every part of the body”?
@Noah disseminate is An adaptation of Latin dissēmināt-, the perfect passive participial stem of dissēminō (“I broadcast”, “I disseminate”), from dis- (“in all directions”) + sēminō (“I plant”, “I sow”), from sēmen (“seed”). It doesn't really synonomise well with Disperse, at least from my experience of their usage.