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Mar
6
comment Why is “distro”, rather than “distri”, short for “distribution” in Linux world?
I'm not a native speaker but "-i" would sound like a plural from Latin "distus" just borrowed directly from there.
Feb
1
comment What word is the opposite of Luddite?
I'd expect Kantian to be a follower of Kantianism.
Oct
10
comment Difference between “read-only” and “write-protected”
It's partial explanation but for me 'write-protected' means that something is technically capable of being written on but some additional action have been performed - say wire blocked/fuse blown etc. while 'read-only' does not implies that. Example: "By applying write protection, some types of reprogrammable ROMs may temporarily become read-only memory.".
Sep
18
comment Is there a word for “map illiteracy” or “geographic illiteracy”?
"dyscartographic" sounds like name of learning disability (like dysgraphia, dyslexia or dyscalculia). I'd expect that someone dyscartographic might read maps but it did not come to him as natural as to others. Similarly someone who simply did not learn how to read maps might not posses this (probably fictional) disability.
Jan
16
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Jan
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accepted Difference in usage between “expat” and “emigrant”?
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Jan
13
asked Difference in usage between “expat” and “emigrant”?