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Done with my Theoretical Computer Science PhD. Now I have a "real job"...


Mar
8
accepted Why are the notes or protocol of a meeting referred to as its 'minutes'?
Mar
6
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
9
comment Origins of “turn over in his grave”?; “turn over in her grave”? etc., etc
The Gemara is a synonym for the Talmud. There are two variants - the Jerusalemite and the Babylonian (Yerushalmi and Bavli) - created by the two larger agglomeration of Jewish scholars at those times. "Those times" are after the earlier religious text (and codex) called the Mishna was finalized. So, Mishna at around 200 CE, Talmud is accumulated over the next several centuries or so, then Talmud is finalized between/around 500-600 CE.
Feb
8
comment Historical or literary examples of misguided or botched attempts to help that end up causing harm
Can't give a +1 as an answer to the question, but the second line is great :-)
Dec
22
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
Actually, yes, it does mean that. Because the element size is another dimension of the vector, in addition to its length. Think of it as an arrangement of identical rectangles along a line. The line is uni-dimensional, but the collection of blocks is not.
Dec
20
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
Umm, I meant a vector of voids, sorry.
Dec
20
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
Being 'linear' means being somewhat like a line, not exactly like a line. A straight road is linear but it's not a line - it has width. If a filesystem was entirely like a line it could not "take up space" on disk.
Dec
20
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
Just ask youself this: Can you have a vector of nulls?
Dec
19
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
Images, DOM elements and windows are obviously 2-dimensional. A vector has a size because its elements each have a size - in bytes. Same goes for an ext4 filesystem (which can also be thought of as taking area on a disk). So, these examples are not relevant. None of them is like a one-dimensiona line.
Dec
19
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
@AndyBlankertz: Salaries have heights, not sizes. Your salary isn't big or small, it's high or low.
Nov
28
answered Something as an “antechamber” for something else
Nov
17
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
@DanBron: The length of a line has a scale, not the line...
Nov
17
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
@AndrewLeach: Can you back that up with link to some appropriate 'autoritative' text mentioning lines being "resized"? I kind of doubt what you're saying. Also, when people refer to the sizes of 3-dimensional objects, it seems to me they usually refer to their projected 2D area or 2D surface area (e.g. "How big is your room?" - would you give an answer in square meters, or cubmic meters?)
Nov
17
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
@DanBron: Does a line have a scale?
Nov
17
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
@RegDwigнt: Show me something like a university/college textbook referring to "resizing lines" or "line size".
Nov
17
awarded  Excavator
Nov
17
revised A word like “engooden”, for converting something from negative to positive
title made to better fit body
Nov
17
comment A word like “engooden”, for converting something from negative to positive
None of these have the semantic aspect of going from one opposite, or one direction, to the other opposite.
Nov
17
suggested approved edit on A word like “engooden”, for converting something from negative to positive
Nov
17
comment Like 'resize', but for lengths
Because lines don't have sizes. They have no 'bulk', no 'substance' which can have a size.