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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 Where did the phrase “drop the hammer” come from?
The nice thing about having ELU at your fingertips is that you also have the rest of the internet within your reach, also. Try doing some research with just the expression, and forget about rowing. You will generally get a lot more help here if you show some initial effort or some sort. Otherwise, you have a strong chance of having your question closed for being a general reference question where the answer can be easily obtained from readily available resources.
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answered relationship zone
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comment Where did the phrase “drop the hammer” come from?
I'd like to see what references you have used where these expressions are explained. Drop the hammer has other meanings than the one you referred to. There is quite a lot to be learned about what it means before you start asking where did it come from.
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comment What do you call a woman who is crafty, employs ingenuity in a general range of things like sewing, baking, paper crafts, etc
I would say she is just being modest. (And if we're talking about your wife, I would steer clear of any Martha Stewart references.)
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answered What do you call a woman who is crafty, employs ingenuity in a general range of things like sewing, baking, paper crafts, etc
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comment What do you call a woman who is crafty, employs ingenuity in a general range of things like sewing, baking, paper crafts, etc
If you throw in convicted felon, you have Martha Stewart.
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revised Word that describes a problem that is missing a precondition
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answered Word that describes a problem that is missing a precondition
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answered Can we use the word “initiative” as an adjective?
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comment that feeling where you feel like you need to do something but can't remember what it is
@Josh61 - the tags include "phrases". The term "doorway effect" is used to describe the condition (or the symptoms). My answer also provides authoritative background on the condition in support of my recommended answer.
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answered that feeling where you feel like you need to do something but can't remember what it is
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comment What is the opposite of “Destination”
You should give time for answers to be given before accepting one. Your own reservations about the answer you accepted should tell you that it might not be the best. In this case, a later answer shows some excellent examples of how another word (origin) is commonly used to answer your request. You can undo your accept and reassign it.
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revised What is the opposite of “Destination”
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answered An alternative to the word pray, without a religious connotation
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comment What is a group of cars on the road called?
I would elaborate a little on my answer, if I were you. Add some examples and maybe some quotations and references to show it's usage. E.g., I try to get ahead to the traffic; I catch up to traffic.
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answered 'computer programming is quite literally black and white'
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answered Is there an adjective for “cannot be defended against”?