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I started off programming in BBC Basic and 6502 assembler. I got my first job programming in FORTRAN on VMS, and since then have picked up C, C++ and SQL on VMS and Unix, with excursions into VB and IBM 360 assembler.

I drink real ale, play wargames and contract bridge, and walk in the country.

And, yes, I have a beard.


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comment What is a proper word for time slowing down
I was taught the word was dilatation, but my lecturer admitted he was "rather old-fashioned".
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answered Is there a slang word for “electronic cigarettes” (e-cigarettes)?
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answered Is there a more formal word for 'ratting'?
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comment What is a thorpe?
@Okuma.Tony, I'm sorry to say I cannot. But you can avoid terminological difficulties of this sort by using an older programming language, in which these characters are called mesh, splat, intersection and worm.
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answered Word for when you think of anyone and they call you
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comment What is a thorpe?
From your other definitions, I guess it would be a line with one end missing.
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answered big to small, and small to big approach names
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answered A lot of people seem to be 'working for the man'. Who is this guy?
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answered What does “ 'Nation ” stand for in this context?
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revised Is there a single word for a person who overreacts?
Add names of sources
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revised Word that describes someone that causes his own misfortune
Add name of source.
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comment Word that describes someone that causes his own misfortune
@tchrist, Righto. I won't be able to go through the other answers very rapidly, but I'll get on to them as time permits.
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