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I am a Systems Engineer with many years of experience in electronic systems, including communication systems, network systems, and radar systems, with a focus on signal processing and architecture. "Know your customer and his/her needs." My hobbies include photography, yachting, software development, writing, and foreign languages.

If you don't know what to do with your spare time, go walk your dog. If you don't have a dog, walk someone else's dog. It's a better way for you to spend your time than what you are doing right now. If you think you don't have any spare time, then you probably don't have a dog.


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comment Word for obscuring bad or immoral acts with verbiage
Many questions here start out that way. A single word to describe it might be helpful.
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revised Is there an idiom that conveys the meaning of the French “mi figue mi raisin”?
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answered Is there an idiom that conveys the meaning of the French “mi figue mi raisin”?
Oct
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answered Designing / devising a concept (e.g. for a website)
Oct
14
comment Is there a way to tell whether a “long face” is sad or just long?
Context is everything. Your example appears to describe an emotional situation, but more context could change that, too.
Oct
3
answered One word to describe this type of embarrassment
Oct
2
comment Synonym for “stop at nothing”
You should give some context for your request. There could be at least two ways to interpret what these words mean.
Oct
1
comment Did I “say” that online, or did I “write” it?
Putting my comment more plainly, then - your question does not show the minimal amount of effort expected to show that you have performed your own research that leads anyone to understand why that research puts you in your irreconcilable position. Refer to the help center, specifically the topic there is no actual problem to be solved: “I’m curious if other people feel like I do.” and the subject on commonly available references. Rewriting your question may avoid this.
Oct
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comment Did I “say” that online, or did I “write” it?
Citing a dictionary definition and stating why it didn't help are pretty much minimal requirements for questions like this. To write is one way to say something, and narrows down how the thought was expressed. To say is not so definitive. A more useful question might be how can I express the verbal meaning of "to say" in as few words as possible?
Sep
30
comment Why is it a “gene pool”?
This is a good description of the word origin and, especially, its distinct independence from the meaning for swimming pool.
Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
27
comment A person or entity that decides how an obligation should be fulfilled
The answer should be rewritten and provided with some additional supporting information. Otherwise, it could be converted to a comment by "the system". A more specific suggestion is that you address the OP's comment that this answer is inadequate.
Sep
27
answered Looking for a word similar to metaphor or symbol or allegory
Sep
26
answered Two concerns about this short passage written by William Trevor
Sep
25
comment What's a better way to say, “I'm a TV whore”?
If calling herself a whore is the best way she can describe herself, I would imagine she has bigger problems than trying to use vivid language effectively.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
comment What is another word for severe consequences?
You asked for a single word answer. Are you also considering the multi-word phrases being offered? If, so, would you change your tags?
Sep
24
answered What is another word for severe consequences?
Sep
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
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awarded  Famous Question