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bio website gorpik.blogspot.com
location Madrid, Spain
age 48
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seen Nov 26 at 9:20
I am a software engineer with quite a lot of experience in C++, both in Unix and Windows platforms. Recently I have started working in C# and .NET.

Nov
24
revised one word for “the desire to feel special to someone”
Typo in title
Nov
24
suggested approved edit on one word for “the desire to feel special to someone”
Oct
2
answered Why is the expression “bodily fluids” and not “body fluids”?
Aug
1
answered Which is correct? “In as greater detail as possible” or “In as great a detail as possible”
Jun
27
revised What does “writing intentions” mean in the following context?
Minor clarification
Jun
27
answered What does “writing intentions” mean in the following context?
Jun
27
comment Is “European Peninsula” a common name for Europe?
I wonder whether the journalist means "all of Europe save Russia" or "all of Europe save the former Soviet Union", but yes, I agree with your answer.
Jun
23
awarded  Constituent
Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
May
24
awarded  Yearling
Mar
27
answered “In the open sea everything must be recorded in the Log. ”
Mar
6
comment Why is there an 'a' at the end of “Crimea”?
That -ea ending looks Romanian to me. Maybe the word came into Western languages (probably French) through Romanian and then spread into others, including English. But I have absolutely no proof of that.
Jan
28
comment Choose the proper variant to complete the sentence:
Do you want us to do your homework for you?
Nov
13
awarded  Critic
Nov
13
comment I've finished my studies and currently looking for a job?
No, it is not. That looking is dangling, it needs an auxiliary verb (am, in this case).
Nov
5
answered “misunderstand” vs “misunderstood”
Oct
23
answered Usage of “you is”
Oct
8
comment Why are “look” and “school” pronounced differently?
@Mari-LouA You are right. I thought of the difference for blood (or flood) later, but until now I haven't been near a computer. As for the phonetic symbols, you are right again, I should have bothered to copy the right ones instead of just using my keyboard.
Oct
7
comment Why are “look” and “school” pronounced differently?
You forgot the sound /o:/ in words like door, floor, blood... Though some of these are pronounced /u:/ in some places.
Sep
26
comment Why do you use “much” when mentioning RAM?
Writing GBs would be an error, since GB is not an abbreviation, but a symbol. The same happens with l, m or kg. Some symbols can even include non-Latin characters (e.g. µm for micrometre).