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I work as a software engineer and computer science / information technology lecturer.

(NOTE: my displayed age is not my real age, but I am sure most StackExchange/StackOverflow users will be able to understand the pun).


Feb
28
comment Why is the word 'Hello' used frequently when starting a phone call?
@DavidM: I don't always either, but I should. And I'd expect a 2K user to do it. But like I said, might be because I'm used to higher volumes were dups of recurring questions are really annoying.
Feb
28
awarded  Commentator
Feb
28
comment Why is the word 'Hello' used frequently when starting a phone call?
@DavidM: Thanks. But don't worry, I don't mind. My fault for not being explicit enough in my first comment. Plus I'm probably too used to P.SE and tend to be a bit too "by the book" (or in that case, hep/FAQ"). In my view this question should have been closed by a mod a long time ago already, as it's an obvious duplicate and adds nothing to the site.
Feb
27
comment Why is the word 'Hello' used frequently when starting a phone call?
@DavidM: Apart from the fact the question is a duplicate already and shouldn't even be answered here, especially when a better answer was given in the other thread, which uses (amongst others) the reference used by OldCat.
Feb
27
comment Why is the word 'Hello' used frequently when starting a phone call?
@DavidM: I didn't attempt an edit, I did downvote, and I was just stating out why, which is the polite and constructive thing to do. Seems pretty normal to me. About answering myself: do you go about answering all the questions for which you don't like exsting answers? Also stealing away OldCat's answer would be rude, in that case, as he was clearly first. I don't really see a problem here.
Feb
27
comment Why is the word 'Hello' used frequently when starting a phone call?
@DavidM: I'm not pedantic: a statement can make me laugh and still be true, and the reference is good (although sadly devoid of links to the material it quotes). I'm just arguing the state of the answer. I come here for researched answers, not to go on a click quest.
Feb
27
comment Why is the word 'Hello' used frequently when starting a phone call?
And since you edited, link answers are frowned upon. Can you properly quote the important bits?
Feb
27
comment Why is the word 'Hello' used frequently when starting a phone call?
I so want to upvote for the fun of it, yet I won't as I don't want to encourage something that should be a comment... But thanks for the laugh.
Nov
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
16
answered “To go below a minimum numeric requirement”: opposite of “exceed”
Sep
16
answered Other word for discrimination based on demographic categories?
Mar
4
revised What is the opposite of procrastination in one word?
added 9 characters in body
Mar
3
comment What is the opposite of procrastination in one word?
@detly: I would have thought "PhD" is an example of procrastination...
Mar
3
awarded  Critic
Mar
3
comment What is the opposite of procrastination in one word?
What about zeal or diligence?
Mar
3
answered What is the opposite of procrastination in one word?
Dec
4
awarded  Yearling
May
30
awarded  Supporter
Dec
17
revised Can I use an “if” clause without “then”?
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Dec
13
comment Can I use an “if” clause without “then”?
@webbiedave: possibly. :)