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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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May
22
answered Word for foreigner or person of another race mistaking you for someone?
May
22
revised What to call someone who, apart from very inappropriate acts, doesn't care about what others think about him?
Let's make your answer easier to spot.
May
19
comment Is there any word available for an incident occurred and vanished in front of eyes?
This hint of a metaphor are very powerful, even for this literal application. You might strengthen your snswer with some synonyms.
May
16
revised word/phrase for “treating the problem rather than the symptom”?
added 2 characters in body
May
6
awarded  Pundit
May
6
answered Derogatory term for a rookie soldier
May
6
comment Derogatory term for a rookie soldier
Grunt refers the infantry soldiers and marines. The infantry refers to those who are not infantry as POGs - people other than grunts. The word grunt has nothhing to do with a soldier's experience or competence. Only a REMF or a civilian would make this mistake.
Apr
22
comment What's it called when you lose contact with reality when watching a movie?
Suspension of disbelief is the act of overlooking obvious flaws in the realism of a story (i.e., whether the story is consistent with reality, not the same as whether you can't differentiate between the story and reality). It has nothing to do with being immersed in the story.
Apr
4
answered What does “head first” mean?
Apr
4
comment A word that means 'most important'?
You didn't think essential was a good choice, after you considered quintessential?
Apr
3
answered What is the origin of the reference to the “ancient Marks”
Apr
3
comment Less colloquial term for “zoom in”
Let us... is certainly colloquial in that it imparts an informal, familiar, and conversational tone to the statement. "Colloquial" does not necessarily mean "non-standard". If you want to write a report that does not sound "colloquial", then I recommend avoiding formulations like "Let us..." I see that the OP didn't say this was a written statement for a report, and if it's not, that could change things. But if I were giving a presentation verbally, I would not hesitate using colloquial language, even if I were presenting to high government officials.
Apr
2
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
1
answered Less colloquial term for “zoom in”
Apr
1
comment Less colloquial term for “zoom in”
I would say that beginning with "Let us..." is also on the colloquial side.
Apr
1
awarded  word-choice
Mar
31
comment A word for reading something thoroughly until one understands it well?
I'm just curious - is that really one word in Chinese?
Mar
31
answered Single word meaning 'filter out noise'/remove background sources
Mar
28
comment Does “the motor speed” mean the speed of the motor?
This question is a better fit for ELL. It appears that you are asking about the simple use of an adjective. In motor speed, motor in an adjective, just like it is in motor oil.
Mar
27
comment Where does the intrusive R come from in “warsh”?
@PeterShor - Dr. Johnstone replied with a less certain answer about Scotch-Irish origin than the cites I gave above would indicate. She referred me to a colleague, Dr. Michael Montgomery. I'll update if I hear from him.