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Initially, a self taught code monkey since the age of 10 when i got my first computer, the coolest Atari 65XE. Later on, a mathematics and computer science student at a university with a lot of side-studies in philosophy, history, japanese etc. Today, a passionate developer with focus on web related technology from MS.

Motto:
A lousy programmer knows how to create problems.
A good programmer knows how to solve problems.
A great programmer knows how to avoid them. (Get the double meaning?)

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Blogs at: http://konradviltersten.wordpress.com  
Lives at: http://viltersten.somee.com

Sep
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awarded  Critic
Sep
7
comment Two crows being an attempted murder
@EdwinAshworth I see your point. I'd say that there's something to it. However, the discussion that arose brought also cultural aspect and a range of references to other knowledge, making it a valuable article. My personal view is that a considerable number of good questions are closed down prematurely so I regard this as a positive thing that it got reopen and stays that way. It might be a valuable pointer to the original five closing voters that the community as a whole disagreed with their opinions and they might want to take that into account for the future. May I suggest asking on meta?
Sep
6
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
5
comment Two crows being an attempted murder
@EdwinAshworth If we go by the community's opinion (which it's often referred to as a trustable judge), it's apparently interesting enough to the wide audience. It's kind of funny because when I remark that a question is locked or closed without grounds, I often get to hear "if it's good enough it'll be reopen by the popular vote". I still claim that it's not such an obvious thing as it may appear to some folks with more sophisticated linguistic skills.
Sep
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awarded  Good Question
Sep
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
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revised Two crows being an attempted murder
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Sep
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revised Two crows being an attempted murder
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Sep
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accepted Two crows being an attempted murder
Sep
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comment Two crows being an attempted murder
@Will I googled "pride" with lions. Apparently "pride" is "murder" for birdies, haha - Didn't know that! However, I didn't get anything for the fishies. Care to give a hint?
Sep
5
comment Two crows being an attempted murder
@EdwinAshworth I did a mistake once in the past not to check the "hidden" meaning of "shot". After that I swore to always google for obvious words. I just missed to google all obvious words. One wonders why, oh why, it's called "murder" when it comes to birdies. Seems like an explanation of etymology would be in place on Wikipedia...
Sep
5
comment Two crows being an attempted murder
@jhocking Are you perhaps a 9gagger? That's where I saw it - yesterday...
Sep
5
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
4
asked Two crows being an attempted murder
Aug
21
comment When did it become correct to add an “s” to a singular possessive already ending in “‑s”?
@nohat Pfeeew. My faith in humanity's been restored. (Seriously though, I'd bounty you for that answer if I wasn't short on reputation - i.e. stingy, hihi).
Aug
20
comment When did it become correct to add an “s” to a singular possessive already ending in “‑s”?
As a statistician - I'm impressed. Hence +1. As a human being I'm afraid and worried. As beautiful as it looks, where did you get the time to do that, mate?! :)
Aug
20
asked Genitive form on words ending with “s”
Aug
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revised Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
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Aug
12
comment Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
@AndrewLeach After once again reviewing the question, I decided that a tag might might illuminate the intended content. It's still not the one that tchris mistakingly added, the reason of which I clarified above. (E.g. "what is 'grammatics'?" shouldn't use the tag grammatics, although it contains the word.) Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to improve question (as it was intended by me, of course). Thank you in advance.
Aug
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revised Correcting the usage of singular “they” and “their”
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