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I'm a Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science major.


Jan
20
answered Which one is right? “Check out for… online” OR “Check out online for…”?
Jan
20
answered What does “white knight” mean in this context?
Jan
20
answered What is a word for a mean kind of happy?
Nov
15
comment What is the opposite of pollutant, in the sense of “victim” or “casualty”
Maybe pollutee?
Aug
3
awarded  Yearling
Jul
23
revised Do “the alpha and the omega” and “from A to Z” have the same meaning or something in common?
fixed spelling, made more coherent and concise
Jul
23
suggested suggested edit on Do “the alpha and the omega” and “from A to Z” have the same meaning or something in common?
Jul
15
comment Phrase meaning “North, but not directly North, from here”
Latitudes range from -90 to 90, but I've been led to believe that lower and higher always correspond to -infinity and +infinity, whereas smaller and larger maps to zero and one of the infinities, respectively.
Jul
15
answered Phrase meaning “North, but not directly North, from here”
Jul
2
answered Positive synonym for sacrifice
Jul
1
answered Is the word “author” correct for the artist who created particular painting?
Jun
26
comment Is “maker” less professional than “manufacturer”?
I associate maker with more custom, individual products (possibly from a smaller team or even a single person), whereas a manufacturer or supplier would be more the scale you're talking about. However, I have no idea how prevalent that usage is.
Apr
14
comment Does “salt mines” have any specific meaning?
Said significance also lead to idioms like "worth his salt" from as far back as Rome. Soldiers were actually paid in salt and the competent ones were considered worth their wage, or "worth their salt".
Apr
11
answered Is there a word for start and end of a time period?
Apr
3
answered Expression for “resource paralysis” - can't do anything because you have too much?
Mar
22
comment What is the English equivalent to the Japanese word 学者バカ, “Scholar’s fool”?
@PeterOlson you're right, that wasn't the best way to say what I was thinking. I changed it. Do you like it better?
Mar
22
revised What is the English equivalent to the Japanese word 学者バカ, “Scholar’s fool”?
deleted 6 characters in body
Mar
22
comment “Man” vs. “guy” vs. “boy”
This and young adult are good descriptions for the grey area between boyhood and manhood/adulthood. +1 for you.
Mar
22
answered What is the English equivalent to the Japanese word 学者バカ, “Scholar’s fool”?
Mar
20
awarded  Nice Answer