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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 Need a word that describes Training and Teambuilding
@jxh - At a military boot camp, they usually tear the soldier down and rebuild him. In other words, they correct bad habits and replace them with good ones.
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comment Need a word that describes Training and Teambuilding
Boot camp does all that and more.
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comment a single word or short desciption of a person projecting delusional selflessness after hurting someone
Wait, are we talking about someone's parents? That could change things.
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comment differences between 'ourselves' and 'one another'
What did you find in a dictionary that needs explanation? We all help ourselves by doing and showing some initial research. We help one another by repeating this advice.
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comment Is there another word for 'listening' to an answer?
I'm having trouble thinking of a word or short phrase that combines the concepts of "hear" and "understand" without context, but you can reply conversationally to an answer in the following ways: "I see." "I follow." "I get it." It's interesting that the metaphor "I see" conveys understanding better than "I hear you" does.
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comment University research or Academic research
Some context would help. Why are you trying to qualify or differentiate it? Quite a bit of industry research takes place at universities, and I would say quite a bit of that type of research could directly be used in some theses or dissertations.
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comment How is a typesetting language called when it can express much?
You might try your question at Tex-Latex StackExchange, where typesetting is the main topic.
Aug
24
comment “Last straw on camel's back” but positive?
@FumbleFingers I can swear I didn't see your full comment when I wrote mine. I'll change my answer to community wiki or delete it if you like.
Aug
24
comment Antonym of “deepen”
Google N-gram viewer shows zero usage of "shallow" as a verb (from 1500 to the present year). It has all the appearance of a nonce word that never gained traction. Nobody uses it.
Aug
24
comment Antonym of “deepen”
This does not really answer the question. If you have a different question, you can ask it by clicking Ask Question. You can also add a bounty to draw more attention to this question once you have enough reputation.
Aug
23
comment Adding a suffix and a prefix to the word “ocean”
@EdwinAshworth I must be missing your point (which seems unnecessarily argumentative, and that may be the cause of my distraction). I don't see how your cited article conflicts with tchrist's inputs on the subject of nonce formation. It looks like unnecessary hair-splitting to me, but that could be a byproduct of trying to be concise. Maybe you can elaborate here in comments or in an answer also addressing the OP's question. What am I missing from your comment?
Aug
23
comment How to pronounce meijer
This question is not about the English Language.
Aug
23
comment How to pronounce meijer
If they are near your house, have you thought about going there and asking them yourself? I don' t think they use shibboleths to determine who can enter the store.
Aug
22
comment Is versionize a real word?
@DavidRicherby - This punctuates the point, differently I think.
Aug
22
comment What does “Lay your ship bare” mean?
Cross check with this source. (You should have at least put this much in your question, showing your own effort, but the way) Given the overall attitude conveyed by the lyrics, "shit" is most likely the original official word in the lyrics. Even little Marina gets it right (it's a word French youngsters aren't afraid to use.)
Aug
22
comment Is versionize a real word?
@DanBron I have shown the clear path, grasshopper, but I have said the path is not clear. Others will decide.
Aug
22
comment Is versionize a real word?
It becomes a real word when real people start to accept it and use it in the real world. Sometimes this is to the dismay of many people, but that's how real language works.
Aug
22
comment “I never went to poker yesterday” - Is this grammatically correct?
"Never went" meaning "didn't go" is a common expression to me in the U.S. as well, but it sometimes conveys (with more emphasis than "didn't go") a sense of emotional interest in the fact, such as disappointment, disapproval, contempt, regret or surprise. Situational context would determine what sense it is used.
Aug
22
comment “It was new experience for me” - without “a”?
I'll agree that it might not be something you expect to hear, but there are contexts (maybe with a little more elaboration than I gave) where it works. I think without context, the OPs example is ambiguous and not necessarily faulty.
Aug
22
comment “It was new experience for me” - without “a”?
Let me elaborate with an edit. I think I see the problem.