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I am a senior in high school. I am experienced in programming in PostScript, and I enjoy creating random things that catch my interest. I have built a furnace for casting metal, I have my own ShopSmith (a ShopSmith is a combination table saw, drill press, lathe, disc sander, and horizontal boring machine), and I am very good with my hands. I play minecraft, and am a member of the Redstone Development Foundation, a group dedicated to creating contraptions and the like within minecraft.


Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
18
comment Synonym for man-made, but not by man
Additionally, "evolved" used to mean "something that is the result of some design", until Darwin took it and used it to mean the overall change resulting from selection pressure on a population
Jun
18
awarded  Constituent
Jun
11
comment I set a campfire on fire?
@HagenvonEitzn I'm pretty sure it is paperless, and just killing trees anyway.
Jun
10
awarded  Caucus
May
20
comment Why do we fluoridate but chlorinate water?
@bdesham but fluoridation has rather little to do with fluorine, but rather with fluoride. The reason for the lack of parallelism is because the base words they are derived from are not parallel, not because we are doing something different with those base words.
Mar
13
comment “Semantic”s relation to “Pedantic”
@JasonC But is the alternative noun form "pedantry" any better than "pedantics"?
Jan
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
29
revised Word for a moment in time defined with beginning and end?
added 22 characters in body
Jan
29
comment Word for a moment in time defined with beginning and end?
@tobyink thanks, I'll include that in my answer.
Jan
29
comment Term or phrase describing action occuring when not watching
@FumbleFingers WS2 what you are both thinking of is actually Finagle's Law.
Jan
28
awarded  Teacher
Jan
28
answered Word for a moment in time defined with beginning and end?
Jan
24
comment What do you call unclean water that you can't see through?
For a noun, though, it doesn't have to be "murky water", just "murk" does fine.
Jan
11
awarded  Yearling
Jan
2
comment Different way to refer to a 'lowercase' letter?
@JanusBahsJacquet I just edited my question; what I am looking for is a name for lowercase letters that is more directly complementary to "capital" or "initial".
Jan
2
revised Different way to refer to a 'lowercase' letter?
edited body
Jan
1
comment Capital 'I' and lowercase 'L'
Don't forget the digit "1". Some fonts use the very same glyph for both lowercase "l" and the digit "1".
Jan
1
asked Different way to refer to a 'lowercase' letter?
Dec
17
comment Is it proper grammar to refer to four digit number in hundreds?
"I wouldn't use it in official business documents" I wouldn't use either form in business documents, only the numeral form. The question only applies to the spoken form, not the written form.