7,590 reputation
12846
bio website noldorin.com
location London, United Kingdom
age 24
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
seen Nov 17 at 22:51

entrepreneur; graduate in mathematics / theoretical computer science / theoretical physics; polymath-in-training

based in London, United Kingdom


Dec
16
awarded  Good Question
Nov
17
comment Is there a word for a class of circular shapes?
@MystiSinha: You're wrong, and if you don't trust me as someone who has a degree in mathematics, a quick gander at Wikipedia will help confirm. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellipse DING. Better luck next time. ;)
Nov
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
16
awarded  Famous Question
Oct
15
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
5
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
12
awarded  Yearling
May
23
comment What does the British idiom “taking the piss” mean?
Yeah, doesn't surprise me... we seem to share more slang in common with the Antipodeans than Americans, in many ways.
Mar
15
comment What is the correct way to pluralize an acronym?
@JuanMendes: that's bad usage in my view. It's done often enough though.
Feb
23
comment “Forgot” vs “Forget”
@BenCrowell: No, it's not. Both prescriptively and in common usage, it's correct.
Feb
6
comment Using “ran” as a past participle
Dialectical? I think you're being too generous, but alright, I'll accept that it's commonly used in certain dialects. (Not any I've encountered, but still.) English may not have an official body to standard the language, but it does have a de facto standard. If it would jar the average reader of English when written, I would consider it wrong. As it would indeed jar me.
Feb
6
comment Alternative expression for “bang for your buck”
Very good heh! Too bad there's no nadsat.stackexchange (yet).
Feb
5
comment Alternative expression for “bang for your buck”
It's just a more abstract return on investment (the pleasure of a good drink, if you like), but it's still return. ;)
Feb
5
comment Alternative expression for “bang for your buck”
@d'alar'cop: Haha, oh dear... but sure, why not. ;) What's the Nadsat phrase for it, while we're at it?
Feb
5
comment Using “ran” as a past participle
I think was quite clearly implicit in my comment that I was referring to modern English, as it's used today, and not archaic varieties. :P We all know that English in the 16th century had far from standardised spelling or even grammar, and variants were acceptable. The fact remains, you will be judged as ill-educated if you use "ran" as a past participle nowadays.
Feb
5
comment Using “ran” as a past participle
Certainly not standard English... it would be considered incorrect and uneducated everywhere I know.
Feb
5
comment Alternative expression for “bang for your buck”
Haven't heard of the second, but the first is a good common one that's suitable in both formal and informal contexts.
Feb
5
comment Alternative expression for “bang for your buck”
Good answer. This is the most formal equivalent.