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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.


Oct
17
answered “To Obscure” Word
Sep
27
comment An English idiom for “solve a problem that has been solved”?
@FumbleFingers The Liberty Science Center in New Jersey had as an exhibit, many years ago, a "car" with square wheels, driven along a track of triangular sawteeth. Made for a very bumpy and difficult ride, but I suppose the traction was unsurpassed.
Sep
21
comment Not “On the Rocks”
You have a typo (missing the second 'c') in your hypertext for the cocktails.about.com link. The URL is find though, so the link works.
Aug
8
comment When/by whom was the computing use of “agnostic” to mean independent coined?
Well, the Ngram is interesting and answers half the question, so thank you for that, but it confuses me that it's buried under definitions I (more-or-less) already linked to and the link given as "Source" is not actually the link that gives the information asked for in the question.
Aug
7
awarded  Student
Aug
7
asked When/by whom was the computing use of “agnostic” to mean independent coined?
Jul
30
comment Metaphors similar to “Trojan Horse”
I've never heard the phrase poisoned gift or poxed blanket, so even though both would be understood, I think poison apple is best for being a term often used.
Jul
13
comment What do you call money earned through unethical sources?
I agree that ill-gotten gains would be an odd choice to call money you didn't gain yourself through ill means. But I don't think anyone would find it odd to call money you got from a bank heist dirty money.
Jul
13
comment What do you call money earned through unethical sources?
I've never heard of dirty money as necessarily having previous criminal owners. Ill-gotten gains is certainly a good suggestion, but I don't think your distinction holds.
Jul
13
comment What do you call money earned through unethical sources?
Well, how about a suggestion for adding more to this answer: it's worth noting that the process of getting rid of dirty money to get money that is more safely usable is called money laundering, literally cleaning the money.
Jul
11
comment Are there English equivalents to a Japanese old saying, “Be the mouth of cock rather than remaining as the tail of ox”?
I've never heard the kotowaza-allguide sayings before either. Big fish in a little pond is massively more common.
Jul
8
answered Adjective to describe someone who is knowledgeable, resolute, and calm
Jul
7
comment Does an antonym of ''freezing'' as a descriptor of weather exist?
Definitely think "boiling" is the most common in my area of the US. I suspect the choice between "scorching" and "boiling" has a lot to do with the typical summer humidity in your climate: since I live, effectively, in a swamp, "boiling" comes to mind much quicker than "scorching" here, but when I lived in the desert, I imagine "scorching" would have been more likely.
Jun
30
comment How can I describe see-through clothing vision?
I like transvestial excepting that the combinations of trans and vesti in English tend to focus on the across definition of trans rather than the through definition.
Jun
20
answered Term for when someone gets overly pepped up and thinks he/she can do anything
Jun
20
comment Is “many fewer combinations” correct?
I'd be careful about significantly fewer in some contexts, since it may imply something about statistical significance, which both would require backing up, and also may not actually be a "lot" fewer, just enough fewer to be statistically significant (i.e. non-negligible).
Jun
16
awarded  Constituent
Jun
16
awarded  Caucus
Jun
14
comment Term to describe “revenge through sexual intercourse”?
This sounds like "you're pissed at [gender] so you treat your next [gender]friend badly," which is almost the opposite of what's being asked for. The behavior described is that you've been cheated on (or otherwise mistreated by a partner), so you're going to go have a lot of sex with other people to make your partner jealous"
May
30
comment A word or idiom for something that is real but appears fake
"Too good to be true" is used almost entirely to describe situations that are too good to be true.