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I tend to be a rather outspoken critic of using frameworks or libraries for the sake of using Great New Thing X, and especially for the sake of doing Easy And Basic Thing Y. Especially when it comes to Drupal or jQuery; I prefer my coffee black (http://jsfiddle.net/GRMule/SvPUk/)


Apr
18
comment The antonym of political-savvy
I like "Palinesq"
Apr
17
awarded  Critic
Apr
16
comment Is “The MSO/MSE Split is soon underway” grammatically correct?
will soon be underway, sure. will be soon underway has the same nails-on-chalkboard wrongness that the current phrase has.
Nov
28
awarded  Yearling
Nov
29
awarded  Commentator
Nov
29
comment What term describes the state of being either enabled or disabled?
I started to type up an answer, then I read these comments and discovered they contain the entirety of my intended answer, but far more succinctly. +1s for everyone. Except you, Cody. Enablement? Clunky only scratches the surface.
Nov
29
awarded  Editor
Nov
29
revised “Ignored for deletion”
added 127 characters in body
Nov
29
comment “Ignored for deletion”
+1, too bad about the close vote. There's a middle way-- I can edit his suggestion into my answer :D
Nov
29
comment How to say “I'm sorry” to express sympathy for misfortune without inviting “It's not your fault”
Better than "you deserve it", though :D
Nov
29
answered How to say “I'm sorry” to express sympathy for misfortune without inviting “It's not your fault”
Nov
29
answered “Ignored for deletion”
Nov
29
comment “on the one hand” without the other hand
@KristinaLopez +1 I think you understood the intention correctly. "At the same time" should be replaced with "on the other hand". But the sentence following the idiom (or the whole passage) needs work.
Nov
29
comment “Pay-for” vs. “for-pay”
pay-per is also a common variation, when the service has a well-known noun associated with it. For instance, a television broadcast may be referred to as pay-per-view.
Nov
28
comment How do I spell the truncation 'Cas', as in 'Sports Casual/Sports Cas'?
@RegDwigh—ā The pattern established in the examples is to truncate the word in the simplest way--pronounce the first three letters. The exceptions I provided have mitigating factors, which demontrates that we only complicate these slang terms when we must: cuz is used only because bec does not contain the emphasis, sitch because sit is already an English word. cas does not meet either of these excepting conditions. Anyway, I spent less time in my answer on the aspect that is actually the most important, that the popular unfamiliarity with zh is a non-starter for slang in casual writ
Nov
28
awarded  Teacher
Nov
28
comment What does the word “predict” imply?
There's also the aside that some people give more credibility to Nostradamus than Einstein, but we won't go there. Hopefully that sort won't be at a speech concerning a scientist :D
Nov
28
comment What does the word “predict” imply?
@FumbleFingers I'm loathe to debate this idea of "mistaken belief" (scare quotes of my own!) in a comment, but surely you recognize that words do not have independent meaning free from connotation! Words (and their connotations) are defined by the people and culture that use them. The OP felt that predict is attached to or colored by humbuggery, might not others? It is reasonable to assume so. We can discuss this here and he can be assured, but will all those who hear him speak also come to this page to be similarly reassured if they too associate predict with magic? Thus, an alternative.
Nov
28
comment What does the word “predict” imply?
@FumbleFingers ...which is why I said that I agree with the acceptability of the term in this context. The connotation I presume Angelo wishes to avoid is in drawing a connection between the scientist's work and that of, say for example, Nostradamus. Both predict; the OP simply wanted to avoid an unintended slight. That's why context is important, despite your scare quotes :p
Nov
28
answered How do I spell the truncation 'Cas', as in 'Sports Casual/Sports Cas'?