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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 Looking for a shorter term for “Preferred places to meet”
It seems like they don't even need to meet. They just need a preferred exchange location. (It even allows for someone else can handle the exchange.)
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comment is “modus operandi” singular or plural?
@Cerberus :( Now I have lost all confidence in the internet. There is nothing left.
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comment is “modus operandi” singular or plural?
@BlessedGeek I'm not sure why you would give a reference that contradicts rather than supports your claim. Perhaps you are withholding evidence?
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comment What is the correct hyphenation of “human skin tissue emulating gel”?
See also 1, 2, and 3.
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comment What is the correct hyphenation of “human skin tissue emulating gel”?
Style guides recommend limiting your use of hyphens to where they will improve understanding and remove ambiguity in meaning. (Otherwise, you should leave them out to avoid clutter.) At first glance it looks like only one interpretation would be clear, whereas the others would be absurd. I would go with no hyphens at all.
Mar
29
comment He rares himself up?
"Rare up and ready to go" is a phrase I have heard often enough growing up.
Mar
28
comment Alternative ways to say “how many products to produce”, “how many product lines to invest in”
Do these products use Chili P, maybe? Yo?
Mar
26
comment Someone or something small yet capable of having big influence?
@MatthewRead I think casting a long shadow nails the request for some"thing like "He may be small, but he casts a long shadow." You should make that an answer (with some supporting documentation).
Mar
25
comment How can I say something is “grippable”?
Most people wouldn't think twice if you used "grippable".
Mar
25
comment What is the best word for “kitchen products” on an e-commerce website?
Culinary isn't also an adjective. It is only an adjective. It isn't a noun. So culinary, I think, ... no, I know, ... is not the answer to the question "what is the best word for all things used in a kitchen." "Culinary things" would be somewhat of an answer, but it is not the best WORD.
Mar
25
comment What is the best word for “kitchen products” on an e-commerce website?
@erich As a noun, that would be the chef or cook, and doesn't encompass "all things used in a kitchen". Your link doesn't include the adjective form, but the adjective means "or or related to a kitchen or cookery" (for which "culinary" also would work). I don't think either definition of culinary (the noun or the adjective) really works to describe "things used in a kitchen".
Mar
24
comment A word for someone who will go along with how you feel, or with whatever you want to do
+1 for Pushover
Mar
19
comment Difference between “formatting” and “styling” when used with documents
What do you know about the difference between the underlying verbs format and style, if there is any? Does the meaning of the corresponding nouns add anyting to your understanding?
Mar
19
comment What would the antonym of “tempt” be?
While the title and the question aren't artfully written, together they are a perfect example of why you should actually read the question to understand it.
Mar
18
comment Can you ask a question without a question mark?
From a prescriptivist POV, you're right. From a descriptivist POV, it answers the question "Can you ask..." It may depend on what your definition of "ask" is. And I challenge you to tell me who would disagree with "I'm making coffee..."
Mar
18
comment These/it much/many Macaroni
Well you have to read my comment more carefully. I'm not gong to just give it away.
Mar
18
comment These/it much/many Macaroni
None of the above. If it fell off my plate then obviously there is not enough macaroni.
Mar
17
comment Number text followed by numeral in parentheses
It would be more important as a disambiguation for numbers like billion (and jillion, zillion, squillion, gazillion, kazillion, bajillion, and bazillion).
Mar
16
comment Is there a short (1-2 words) term for “skip your opponent's next turn”?
WE always said "go again".
Mar
16
comment Less derogatory term for dump
This word would be chosen for the users' benefit, as it shows up in the user interface. Since that's a "real world" interface, It can convey the common meaning of the word, and it doesn't have to carry the technical meaning that code developers use. But that's something the OP has to decide.