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I'm a web-deprived sleep developer and an alumnus of East Carolina University (B.S. Computer Science). I currently work at an enterprise web analytics/development company in downtown Raleigh, NC.

I've been programming and using computers since 2001. I'm an avid FOSS user and proponent. I'm on Stack Overflow in an effort to help others and broaden my own knowledge.

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Aug
7
comment 'how we make a car' or 'how do we make a car'?
That question would be better suited for the English Language Learners site.
Aug
7
comment Capital letters in “Theorem”, “Conjecture” etc
@Mark It is dependent on the context where it is being used. If it is part of the name at all, yes it should be capitalized. If you are merely trying to convey that it is a conjecture, after mentioning part of the name, then you can write conjecture in lowercase.
Aug
7
comment Capital letters in “Theorem”, “Conjecture” etc
@Mark The capitalization of conjecture is completely dependent on whether or not it is part of the name of the actual conjecture, or whether you are just referring to it in general as a conjecture. So, your third example is correct if that is the full name of the conjecture. Otherwise, you would not capitalize C in conjecture. Capitalization is telling the reader: "I am talking about this specific thing." If it's lowercase they will know that you are just describing it as a conjecture.
Aug
7
comment Capital letters in “Theorem”, “Conjecture” etc
@Mark Yes. Uniformity is very important, to avoid confusing the reader. However, you would not capitalize separation or conjecture in that particular case because they are not part of the actual name of the conjecture. They are just stating that it is a certain type of conjecture: a separation conjecture. Here's an example of a paper which uses that conjecture with correct capitalization: the Clique-Stable Set separation conjecture
Aug
7
answered What’s the opposite of “wider”?
Aug
7
comment Capital letters in “Theorem”, “Conjecture” etc
@Mark Absolutely. And I'll note that k-covering would be an example of the very rare exception where you might not capitalize the first part of the hyphenated compound, depending on whether or not the actual mathematical variable it refers to is a lowercase k or not. That is a style decision though. It's not a rule.
Aug
7
comment Capital letters in “Theorem”, “Conjecture” etc
@Mark Keep things uniform, later in the text. If you are referring specifically to the McKay Conjecture, later in the text, then you would capitalize it because it is specifically referring to that conjecture which is a proper noun.
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comment Capital letters in “Theorem”, “Conjecture” etc
@Mark Updated my answer to answer that question.
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answered Capital letters in “Theorem”, “Conjecture” etc
Jun
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awarded  Constituent
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Caucus
Jun
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answered Phrase to means “something a hipster would like”
Apr
28
comment Can you use the word “where” in a sentence this way?
@Helium87 You would change the conjugation of the verb to be from was to am. E.g., "...where I am responsible for...".
Mar
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revised Difference between domain and dominion
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Mar
28
answered Difference between domain and dominion
Mar
10
comment Term for a coup of the government led by corporations?
I like "corporate takeover". In the U.S., they just call it lobbying (haha).