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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.

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comment Can “nothing” be a direct object?
@PhilMJones It should come as no surprise that it is
Jan
16
comment A more common word for the noun “effectuator”
Hmmm. Guns don't kill people. Bullets kill people. (How to say that in one word?)... What was the cause of death? ... His heart stopped beating.
Jan
16
comment More General term for “appliance operator”
That (non-)technical person is in Business Development.
Jan
15
comment Formal and Informal Minutes of Meeting
Nothing in the example says anything about "formal minutes". This is the minutes of a "formal meeting", whatever that is. (Apparently one requirement for this type of formal meeting is that it requires "regalia", but that's about all it says.)
Jan
15
comment Formal and Informal Minutes of Meeting
If you could give an example of one or two laws or bylaws that describe the formal requirement, it might be helpful.
Jan
8
comment Things saved in the memory of the gone people — are called?
Yep, fixed. Thanks.
Nov
6
comment What does a cat's tail do?
You are harsh. I can take it.
Nov
6
comment What does a cat's tail do?
They are easy to find. Start with the reference I gave. There are several other pages with graphics and photos. Bing a a great photo resource also.
Nov
6
comment What does a cat's tail do?
@200_success I updated my answer.
Nov
6
comment What does “MM” mean in this context?
Your answer isn't consistent with any authoritative reference. How double-M indicates that it's plural is not substantiated.
Nov
4
comment What would be 1850's equivalent of slang praise for being audacious?
@kris I think we have a more uniform understanding of it. It still may retain its local usage. But you're right, it's not universal.
Nov
4
comment What would be 1850's equivalent of slang praise for being audacious?
American language hadn't become uniform by the 1850's and slang was regionalized at that time. Do you want to narrow it down to a particular region?
Nov
3
comment What does “Picadillo” mean
Good catch of Google's normally reliable ability to help with spelling errors.
Nov
2
comment Is it rude to say “none of your business”?
I once answered a similar question on the way to the airport with "Can't tell ya" (Kantellia). My cab drive responded "That's in Idaho, right?" You could do something similar. If they think you are being rude, just tell them it's in Idaho.
Nov
2
comment What does “meth“ mean in “Meth heads snuck in to it to do meth.”?
@medica I'm going to guess *kakuseizai * is a either a very good detective or a weasel. Did my googlefoo fail me? Or is it a stimulant derived from meth or other amphetamines?
Nov
2
comment What does “meth“ mean in “Meth heads snuck in to it to do meth.”?
Methamphetamine. I can't believe you couldn't find it.
Nov
1
comment Formal words for “study hard” and “study roughly”?
Questions asking for writing advice are "out of scope for this site".
Oct
31
comment Is it correct to use the verb 'land' in the passive form?
Your can, You just did. You are.
Oct
27
comment Word for “collection of information used to make a decision”
What's wrong with "Decision Kit", a kit for putting together a decision.
Oct
27
comment What's a word that means intentionally gullible?
I'll throw my thoughts down to make my point. Gambler, risk-taker, compulsive - I think these all fit. It's not a weighty question, but I think the rush to close might come from reading into the question. The identified duplicate and related questions don't fit from might point of view. But that's up to the questioner to say.