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I'm a Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science major.


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answered What is the synonym/antonym for “feminist”/“feminism”?
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answered Is the expression “before the afternoon” technically correct?
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revised What is the correct way to write 'for ever more'?
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revised What is the correct way to write 'for ever more'?
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answered What is the correct way to write 'for ever more'?
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answered Is “Less than perfect” always used in a sarcastic and negative way?
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comment Is “laser-focused” a new word?
@J.R. I fixed it now. Thanks for keeping me honest!
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revised Is “laser-focused” a new word?
major factual error
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comment Is “laser-focused” a new word?
I stand corrected. Shows what you get for being a pedant on merely 3rd-level physics courses... ;)
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suggested suggested edit on Pluralization rule for “five-year-old children”, “20 pound note”, “10 mile run”
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comment What does the phrase “Bolting for the Door” mean?
@tchrist Google isn't crap, it can even direct you to some very lovely dictionaries!
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revised Is “laser-focused” a new word?
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answered Can I say “you are asking a wrong person”?
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comment Can I say “you are asking a wrong person”?
Hmm, I agree with the first part, but I'm not so sure about the second.
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comment Can I say “you are asking a wrong person”?
@tchrist, I think the difference is that being stupid means you have certain properties undesirable for answering questions. Being the wrong person to answer a question is a more complicated assessment where you're being singled out as a bad source of information, which is a recommendation to the listener. In the personal assessment of being the wrong person, it's more about the I and less about how or why you're the wrong person, whereas in being stupid it's less about "I" and more about being an example of a stupid person.
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comment Is “laser-focused” a new word?
Except a laser isn't focused; it's made co-directional and of equal wavelength. That's what it is. Focusing is a process. Lasers are a state of being.
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comment Is “laser-focused” a new word?
Although, technically, there's minor diffraction due to impure media, but you're probably not going to be able to fix that with a lens.
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answered Is “laser-focused” a new word?
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answered Meaning of “appeal” and “at the expense of reason”