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Mathematician, programmer, polymath.


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answered What does “Booting these guys” mean?
Nov
18
awarded  Yearling
Nov
9
comment Word for piece of furniture in the hall/lobby for storing shoes
We are Americans, and we have a shoe rack in the entry.
Nov
9
comment Word for applying liquid to a cloth
Moisten is my vote.
Nov
9
comment About the use of comma in a scientific article
Where is the tool defined?
Oct
21
answered Should street numbers be written as cardinal or ordinal numbers
Oct
19
comment Using “called” with status and name
And also the artist Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto.
Oct
13
comment Why did Old Testament scholars choose to employ “to know” in a sexual sense?
Worth mentioning that Hebrew uses a completely different verb for "be acquainted with".
Oct
12
comment Alternative to “old-fashioned”, with a distinct and positive meaning?
I suggest that traditional is neutral, but old-fashioned is negative (obsolete, glad to be rid of). The most positive word I could think of is a classic or classical.
Oct
1
answered Shoplifting vs. a word for “someone who orders, eats and sneaks without paying the check”
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
21
comment Referral Campaigns or Your Referral Schemes
I agree with @WS2, in that scheme sometime has a negative connotation in America and is used much less than plan or campaign.
Sep
17
comment Is “imbedded” a valid spelling of the word “embedded”?
Is this the place to mention there's an Agatha Christie "Miss Marple" mystery that hinges on this point?
Sep
8
comment Word/phrase for free flight rides given to pilots
Deadheading is also used for a truck being driven empty, e.g., after making a delivery with no cargo for the return journey.
Sep
8
comment Does one say “subscribe to insurance” or is “enroll” or “buy” a more fitting verb?
I'd either get a lawyer or use a recognized standard form, but if you would rather use the web: I would try purchase and maintain to make clear that the insurance must be kept in force.
Jul
21
comment Finished off the night “with a rubber”
Too long ago for bridge. Almost certainly whist.
Jul
5
answered How to pronounce long numbers?
Apr
19
comment Is there a single word for date of death?
I would be most displeased with a cross on my gravestone. I'm rather sorry that it's the standard symbol in genealogy, and if someone can suggest another I'll adopt it.
Apr
19
answered How many of the “Top 10 favorite British words” are understood by Americans?
Apr
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol