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Who, Me?

I am a .NET C# developer, I started out as a mainframe COBOL programmer back in 1987. Transitioned to VB6 in 2000, .NET when Visual Studio 1.0 was in Beta2. Now working in ASP.NET, Windows Phone 7.

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comment Word for something so obvious there is no need to state it
Yes, axiom is a good word for this, but not the word I was looking for. Thanks anyway!
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comment Word for something so obvious there is no need to state it
Yes, but it isn't just apparent, it is explicit. As I stated: "...to state the obvious truth, and it is so obvious that there is little point in stating it". An "obvious truth" is by definition true.
Nov
20
accepted Word for something so obvious there is no need to state it
Nov
20
comment Word for something so obvious there is no need to state it
Ding-ding-ding! That's it! Tautology is the word! You win an all-expenses paid trip to the dining room! Thankyou! My brain is now content with the universe. Temporarily, at least.
Nov
20
comment Word for something so obvious there is no need to state it
@Jim, that was funny. Not quite ROFL, but definitely LOL.
Nov
20
comment Word for something so obvious there is no need to state it
Sorry, but that is off in the wrong direction. A nonstarter is not something that is glaringly obvious.
Nov
20
revised Word for something so obvious there is no need to state it
added 186 characters in body
Nov
20
asked Word for something so obvious there is no need to state it
Nov
18
comment What is the correct pronunciation of the word “processes”?
@JanusBahsJacquet, I do believe you are correct! Good catch!
Nov
4
comment Why are there no male or female terms for cousins in English?
Actually, I thought you (@smaines) were making a joke! I thought it was pretty funny. It's a good thing StackExchange doesn't allow for reputation to go below 1!
Nov
4
comment Why are there no male or female terms for cousins in English?
@kayleeFrye_onDeck, thanks for that. Made me laugh out loud, causing consternation in the office, them trying to figure out who told a joke. :-)
Nov
4
comment Why are there no male or female terms for cousins in English?
@FraserOrr, please: who IS my grandfather's uncle's great grandson once removed?
Oct
27
comment What do you call the rhetoric strategy of purposefully writing a paragraph that no one can understand?
@JanusBahsJacquet: you can assume this is intentional, if you want to! :-)
Oct
24
comment What do you call the rhetoric strategy of purposefully writing a paragraph that no one can understand?
I like "impenetrable". Good call! +1.
Oct
24
answered What do you call the rhetoric strategy of purposefully writing a paragraph that no one can understand?
Oct
24
comment What do you call the rhetoric strategy of purposefully writing a paragraph that no one can understand?
What's wrong with you people? That passage from Intellectual Impostures is as clear a statement of fact as it is possible to be. It's self-explanatory!
Oct
22
answered To what extent do 'earn income' and 'generate income' differ?
Oct
22
comment Name on Grave Marker
This is somewhat odd, actually. I suppose it depends upon the culture in question, but in English-speaking countries grave markers always contain the name of the person buried in the grave. Whether the name is held in honor or simply stated might be indicated by the prominence of the marker itself, or perhaps the style of it.
Oct
22
comment Beginning a sentence with a gerund?
I am sure you are correct! You are, of course, the best judge of your situation.
Oct
22
comment Beginning a sentence with a gerund?
The answers and comments provide a large set of illustrative refutations to your teacher's "rule". Just show him/her this question on ELU. Perhaps your teacher will enjoy participating here! We'd love to set this teacher straight!