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location North Potomac, MD
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seen Nov 4 at 14:32

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.


Nov
4
comment Geographical Usage of “Mate”
It is frequently used in internet slang ("m8").
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
6
asked Is is more appropriate to salute the organization, or the members of the organization?
Aug
27
comment The difference between “We’ll ever be back to normal,” and “We’ll never be back to normal.”
@tchrist Actually, one can use "ever" that way to mean the same thing as "forever". " We'll ever be back to normal" means that after some point we will always be at normal.
Aug
26
comment A word for converting numbers to (number / 1000) + K
This is much better than many others, because this is the existing terminology for this operation.
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