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Apr
24
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
24
answered Is there a better term than “technology”?
Apr
24
comment Is there a better term than “technology”?
The OP asked for a synonym that was more correct. There isn't one, and anyway the internet is no more an artifact than language is. It's a huge collection of scientific, technical, mathematical and engineering knowledge most correctly referred to in English as a technology.
Apr
24
comment Is “the” needed with the word “code” used in a general programming sense?
Those examples aren't mass or uncountable nouns. For example you could use "The wolf" or "A wolf" almost interchangeably in the first example, but you'd never refer to "a code" unless you were discussing cryptographic or information coding schemes. If you want to focus on the details of combining the definite article with countable and uncountable nouns, I think that might be a new question :)
Apr
24
revised Better term than “hardcoded” for end-user documentation
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Apr
24
answered Better term than “hardcoded” for end-user documentation
Apr
24
comment Better term than “hardcoded” for end-user documentation
Does a project have state in itself, or is it just a label? That is, would you expect one to be editable, or perhaps just creatable/deletable?
Apr
24
comment Duvet or “Cover bed” …?
Eiderdown is the only other synonym I can think of (specifically for a duvet stuffed with eider duck feathers, but used more generally).
Apr
24
comment Is “the” needed with the word “code” used in a general programming sense?
This is actually a reasonable candidate for a universal rule, though - it's pretty much always a bad idea.
Apr
24
answered Is “the” needed with the word “code” used in a general programming sense?
Apr
24
comment Better term than “hardcoded” for end-user documentation
Is the thing you're describing like a document template (which IMO is nothing like configuration), or like a scalar value, or like something else? It has a bearing on the answer, and I have no idea what type of thing you're discussing.
Apr
24
comment “I guess Americans are hated a lot of places.” What's wrong with this sentence exactly?
In your title you assume something is wrong, and none of us (so far) agree. What do you think the problem with it is?
Apr
20
comment Can *narrow minded* be positive?
I've never come across a use of "narrow minded" that was positive: your construction would be possible, but so unusual it would need a lot of contextual support (ie, it isn't a natural reading in isolation).
Dec
15
awarded  Yearling
Oct
17
comment How to read “A = (πr)²” so as not to mistake it for “A = πr²”
If it's regional, and the region isn't specified in the question, it isn't usefully standardized. Besides, I don't see the question limiting the scope to teaching.
Sep
30
comment Why is it a “gene pool”?
"genetic heritage ... essential resource for human life.". I took this, along with the TFD quote, to be suggesting some kind of intentional collaboration. That has nothing to do with gene pools.
Sep
30
comment Why is it a “gene pool”?
You're confusing, IMO, the noun with the intent of the verb example. Some pools may be created deliberately with collaborative intent, but that isn't intrinsic to all pools. You could more accurately say that all human life is an accidental by-product of natural selection operating on a gene pool.
Jul
24
comment A general word for weapons which are not considered firearms
Since none of the article's sources are from natively English-speaking regions, and I've never seen or heard this term used before, I caution against assuming it is idiomatic English just because it's on Wikipedia.
May
19
awarded  Critic
May
19
comment Idiom for the phrase “someone who gets what he deserved”
And the related, informal, comeuppance.