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Aug
11
comment Idiom for something that is the best “available” solution
@Charon I suspect I didn't make myself clear. I found that answer both amusing and witty because I've made a certain interpretation as of why the bullet and why of bronze. While not an idiomatic expression accepted nor known by a majority of speakers, it still conveys the intention of the speaker. My remark was invoked by the curiosity for how you (and/or Kieran) reason. I wish to investigate whether we're thinking about the same concepts or vastly different (still arriving at the same, correct, interpretation).
Aug
11
comment Idiom for something that is the best “available” solution
@Charon (and Kieran too) - please explain how you figure. I have a guess why this term might a good suggestion but I'd like to hear from you how you reasoned.
Aug
2
comment The 00s equivalent for “so 90s”
Well, there you see... I learned a new word today. +1 for creative answer.
Jul
31
comment Are “on par” and “in parity” equivalent expressions?
As an example, just to verify that we're understanding each other: if we talk about human rights, men and women are of the same parity but if we talk about gender, they're not. If two subjects are of the same parity with respect to every and any conceivable regard, they might be said to be exactly/precisely equal. Odd numbers are of the same parity when it comes to the divisibility by two. But only seven is equal to seven. In math, we call it equivalence classes.
Jul
31
comment Are “on par” and “in parity” equivalent expressions?
The way the author intended is that the terms need not to be of the same meaning, so you're right in your second paragraph - he only meant that they are equal in regard to a certain property (in this case, the formality/style. As for me, I use in parity with as equal to with regard/respect to a certain quality/property. And I was curious if on par and in parity were interchangeable.
Jul
31
comment Are “on par” and “in parity” equivalent expressions?
@chaslyfromUK Hehe, I'm confused in regard to what you're confused about. You're not confused because you didn't find the text during your first attempt, are you? If you disregard the link provided (perhaps a bad idea, although I wrote it was unrelated), the actual question is if on par and in parity (or of the same parity) are equivalent expressions. Sorry if the question wasn't ultra-cristal-clear. I do appreciate your trying to understand and clarify it.
Jul
31
comment Period usage when abbreviating at the end of a sentence
@RegDwigнt Please do. I'm always keen on improving my google-fu and I haven't found that particular question (at least not asked so explicitly). The re-tagification's great, thanks for that.
Jul
31
comment Period usage when abbreviating at the end of a sentence
@chaslyfromUK I don't think the link is exactly relevant as it's not discussing the case with parenthesis between the periods. However, they give that as an example, without actually stating it explicitly (which can mean that it's so obviously correct but also that they just discuss something else).
Jul
31
comment The 00s equivalent for “so 90s”
I thought ante meant prior to, making the term antemillennial equialent to the 90s (or even any shorter/longer period that a decade taking place before the millennium shift). What do I miss?
Jul
31
comment The 00s equivalent for “so 90s”
It's both relative to the current point of time (as others pointed out) and it points to a certain year, not the whole decade, in my view.
Jul
31
comment The 00s equivalent for “so 90s”
I'm confused. Where does the word originates from? If it'd be zeros-ties, I'd understand but the nough part is very unclear to me. I read into it that the decade was naughty, hehe...
Jul
31
comment Are “on par” and “in parity” equivalent expressions?
@chaslyfromUK Well, the link says that it's an unrelated post (I used it for a full example of the context). If you view the second paragraph's third line, you'll see that the first two words are "on pair" (at least on my screen).
Jul
31
comment Period usage when abbreviating at the end of a sentence
@RegDwigнt The combination period-parenthesis-period looks very weird to me. Am I in a vast minority on that? In such case, I have no further problems with that. As for the grammar, I thought it was about grammatical correctness, hence the choice of the tag. If you feel that there's a better one, please feel welcome to make use of the edit link. I'll be happy to improve my question by any means possible.
Feb
6
comment What word describes something that can move orthogonally and diagonally?
@Rainbolt Naa, no way. You're loosing the oh-so-crucial information about equidistant partitioning into eight available directions. (Seriously, though, I believe your term is much less eye-brows-raisable, hehe.)
Feb
5
comment What word describes something that can move orthogonally and diagonally?
@Rainbolt 45-degrees-increment-based-holonomic, then? There's probably some weird planet where this term is commonly used, hehe.
Feb
5
comment What word describes something that can move orthogonally and diagonally?
@yo'Well, the reply I was commenting on opened for the scientific lingo, so I felt it was called for. But generally speaking, I agree with you. It's so seldom used that there's little risk there's an non-mathematical term for it anyway.
Feb
4
comment What word describes something that can move orthogonally and diagonally?
Mathematically speaking, it's too relaxed. Consider the horie's move. Effectively, it moves radially too but it's eight direction are not equidistantly spread (or, even more exact, they are offset from the queen's movement angles by an angle).
Feb
4
comment What word describes something that can move orthogonally and diagonally?
But that applies in a 2-dimensional world. What would it be called in 3D, or even better - nD?
Jan
6
comment Grammatically correct sentence where “you're” and “your” can be interchanged?
@miltonaut Oh, I see it now. I was misled by the equality sign, you see. Definition-wise speaking "being fine" isn't equal to "being sexy". The first is a superset to the latter. But that's a nerdy mathematics being nitpicking, so you need not to worry about that. :)
Jan
5
comment Grammatically correct sentence where “you're” and “your” can be interchanged?
@Ajedi32 Of course. I missed that, somehow... Thanks!