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I'm an R&D engineer at a medium-sized semiconductor device manufacturer in Silicon Valley.


Aug
5
comment Term for Being Aware of New Things
You are hip to new music.
Jul
10
comment 'Little' and 'small' in British vs American English
Re: "Are you expecting her to be bigger, taller or larger?"; It's very common for children to get bigger over time.
Jun
12
comment Word for software which has been killed or is no longer supported
@Robusto, I don't mind verbing, and I'd use obsolete as a verb in this context. But some people don't like it, and I wouldn't force OP to use it if he is one of those people.
Jun
11
comment Word for software which has been killed or is no longer supported
"obsoleted" might work, depending how much you dislike verbing.
Apr
9
comment What is the proper term for a ternary digit?
@FumbleFingers, tri-state logic is entirely different. Trinary logic has 3 active states representing 3 different values. Tri-state logic has two active states and a passive state indicating two values and "let somebody else decide the value".
Apr
9
comment Are there metaphoric English expressions meaning “keeping composure at a fatal moment, never panicky”?
We have the idiom "cold fish" for someone who shows little emotion, which could apply in some of the scenarios you described. But it's usually used negatively (indicating unfriendliness) rather than positively.
Jan
12
comment Naming Conglomerate Company
@PeterShor, its true that conglomerates use professional company-namers (or "brand identity consultants"), but it has a lot more to do with trademark law than copyrights.
Jan
4
comment Why do politicians all say “and” when they state a year number
@JoeC, I was taught that rule too. But that doesn't mean it's a rule that will actually help to understand how most people actually speak.
Dec
27
comment Can I say “Why not you study literature?”
Are you trying to ask somebody why they in particular don't or won't study literature? Or are you trying to say that it's important for everyone to study literature?
Dec
19
comment What is a good word for a person who doesn't masturbate?
The title and the question don't agree. Somebody who dissaproves of the act isn't necessarily somebody who doesn't do it themselves.
Dec
19
comment Is there any relationship between this “a can of whoop ass” and the really whoop ass can?
If you think somebody's comment is sufficient as an answer, why not suggest to them to post it, rather than appropriate it for yourself?
Dec
7
comment Is “solutioning” a correct word?
If someone told me they were "solutioning the problem" I would have no idea that they meant to make any particular distinction from the idea of solving the problem. And I am also an engineer. Your near community may have developed this special meaning for "solutioning" but I don't think it has spread broadly through English speaking world or the engineering community.
Dec
4
comment What do you call a person who keeps on going despite setbacks? (in one word, a noun)
A champion is someone who fights for someone or something besides themselves, which is something not specified by OP's request.
Dec
4
comment What do you call a person who keeps on going despite setbacks? (in one word, a noun)
"a braver" and "a valiant" are not words that will be readily understood by most English speakers. "The braver" is a valid construction, but it implies a comparison to some one other person, the one s/he is braver than.
Dec
2
comment What is the best way to describe someone who is very social in a party?
@RoddyoftheFrozenPeas, a social butterfly flits from group to group at a party but isn't necessarily able to form firm friendships with anybody.
Nov
29
comment Difference between “game” and “sport”
Is chess not a game, then?
Nov
29
comment How to correctly express an intention to work on a certain day instead of working on another day?
Your example sounds entirely natural to me, though it could be shortened like in WS2's version.
Nov
26
comment Who uses the term 'freehold'?
I've seen it on billboards advertising flats in Singapore, FWIW.
Nov
21
comment What's the “case” in “basket case”?
@Jim, OP's example seems to be trying to explain how one example of meaning #10 evolved from meaning #9.
Nov
21
comment What is it called when someone says something like: “I'm not a racist, but…”
@supercat, by adding "I'm not a racist, but" to the statement, the speaker makes a connection between the race of the people in the neighborhood and the advice to avoid it.