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I'm an electrical engineering student with a computer science minor at the City College of New York. I do programming work for the Metropolitan Transit Authority, and do a fair amount of hobby-coding for web sites and computer game modifications.


2h
comment What exactly is the difference between “misinformation” and “disinformation”?
Perhaps important to note that disinformation is still misinformation. Misinformation isn't necessarily innocent, it just doesn't outright imply intent.
4h
answered A word for old-fashioned, dirty bar/place (spit-and-sawdust)
5h
awarded  Editor
5h
revised “It was turning out the dining-room done it.”
marking the quote as such, fixing formatting of a novel's title, correcting grammar in the question itself
6h
comment “It was turning out the dining-room done it.”
This is excellent.
6h
suggested suggested edit on “It was turning out the dining-room done it.”
Apr
9
comment Are there metaphoric English expressions meaning “keeping composure at a fatal moment, never panicky”?
Strikes me as a little "silly" for a serious or dangerous situation.
Apr
9
comment Are there metaphoric English expressions meaning “keeping composure at a fatal moment, never panicky”?
Huh, I usually hear like a lamb led to slaughter implying naivete, unawareness of the danger that one is in. Didn't realize that the original source used it for someone very aware of the danger.
Mar
28
comment What is the “thirsty” equivalent of “ravenously”?
As someone familiar with Latin, voraciously strikes me as just incorrect when applied to drinking rather than eating. While it may be "akin to" words in other languages that have to do with drinking, it itself comes from vorare which definitely doesn't.
Mar
16
comment What is the equivalent of sub/super sonic for the speed of light?
@FumbleFingers Huh. You are indeed correct, I didn't realize that photons were the only one.
Mar
16
awarded  Commentator
Mar
16
comment What is the equivalent of sub/super sonic for the speed of light?
@FumbleFingers For the record, lots of other massless particles also move at c (if I remember my relativity correctly, being massless actually requires that motion occur at c), light is just the most common/well-known of them. So it's not everything except light. It still does cover the overwhelming majority of things.
Mar
12
comment What's the English equivalent of “Drilling one's head”?
@JasonC How odd; lived in the same region (almost) my whole life, and I’ve heard it plenty of times.
Mar
7
comment What is the difference between Ukraine and the Ukraine?
The Borough of the Bronx (but not the mostly-coterminous Bronx County) includes the definite article in its official and colloquial titles. Not sure if that’s too small for your list but “area” is not well-defined to my knowledge.
Feb
11
comment Way to describe entering old password out of habit?
Possibly important note: so-called “muscle memory” is stored in the brain, like all other memories. Muscles do not have any ability to remember anything.
Feb
11
awarded  Critic
Feb
2
comment Understanding semicolons
Don't have the rep to edit it, but you might want to change [space][asterisk][space][asterisk]" slow growth," to [space][space][space][asterisk]" slow growth," to fix the sublist in the first version.
Dec
19
answered What do you call a person who refuses the love of another?
Oct
24
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
24
answered encapsulating a positive thing among many negative things