Nathan C. Tresch

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bio website nathantresch.com
location Seattle, WA
age 41
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I’m a 39 year old autodidact, and very proud to be. I'm looking for work right now, but that's normal given my proclivity for accepting contracts. I write, I eat, and I enjoy life with all of the gusto I can. I love language and languages. I occasionally slip and use serial commas, and when I do I often leave them as a flag flying in the face of my enemy, Language Prescriptivism. I’m a native English speaker and I’ve studied both Latin and several Romance Languages that are derived from it. I’ve studied law, language, history, sociology, logic, debate, math and various sciences, because those subjects all fascinate me to no end.

Care to learn more? Visit my blog! <3


Jul
31
comment A word that describes both “encoding” and “decoding”?
+1 for the right answer.
Jul
31
awarded  Supporter
Jul
31
comment A word that describes both “encoding” and “decoding”?
Codec is defined as the library describing the way to encode and decode a format. This answer is wrong. Cryptography doesn't relate to the ACTION of encrypting or decrypting, so the extra info you added is also wrong.
Jul
31
comment What is the etymology of “business” and “busyness”?
Using other people's opinion of what is a good question rather than reading the rules and reasoning for yourself is part of what's wrong with this SE site. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business has all of the information he wants. It took me one google search using obvious terms. Clearly this question doesn't meet the quality of a standards of a Stack Exchange Q&A, however since it's a democracy we're all more than welcome to vote ourselves into irrelevancy.
Jul
30
comment What is the etymology of “business” and “busyness”?
Trivially answered with a single reference book, clearly doesn't meet the quality bar for SE sites.
Jul
30
comment What is the best way to mention a word: italics, quotes, or single-quotes (apostrophes)?
This question doesn't meet the bar for quality, it's trivially answered with a single reference book.
Jul
30
comment Professional term for “useless: should be omitted”
This question clearly doesn't meet SE quality standards, it's easily answered with a thesaurus.
Jul
30
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
30
awarded  Citizen Patrol