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I’m an engineer, graduated with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, and working in that field in the Greater NYC area.

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Jan
25
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
5
accepted Space before apostrophe
Jan
1
comment What is the saying or idiom or word that means when “friends” don’t need you anymore it seems like they don’t know you anymore
Another quote for you, from Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary: “FRIENDSHIP, n. A ship big enough to carry two in fair weather, but only one in foul.”
Jan
1
comment Statement where the words are in question order
@Chrismo16, you might consider “accepting” this answer (via the checkmark); among other benefits to the site, it’ll give you a few reputation points.
Jan
1
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
1
awarded  Curious
Dec
31
comment Space before apostrophe
@tchrist, spacing “y’␣all” that way is exactly the same convention as what I noticed, but from the other side. And good point about the “French spacing”: there are thin spaces before colons & semicolons in the text as well; I’d not noticed them until you mentioned it. Could you expand your comment into an answer?
Dec
31
comment Idiom that means trying to save something that is beyond saving
@HunterHogan, “exercise in futility” is a fairly common idiom, yes.
Dec
31
awarded  Custodian
Dec
31
reviewed Reviewed Is there a verb for 'to make heroic'? Something like 'heroicised'?
Dec
31
reviewed No Action Needed Mixing use of K for thousands and MM for millions
Dec
31
asked Space before apostrophe
Dec
30
answered What's the term for not specifying race or gender when it is the majority?
Dec
10
comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
The author said (back in June when someone proposed the term), “Denial isn't quite it either, though the entire operation tends to be called denial.” He’s looking for the verb, not the objective: “denial via ‹action›ing”.
Dec
10
comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
Perhaps. The answer I accepted makes a more persuasive case that the word does not exist, though.
Dec
10
comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
This is probably as good an answer as I can expect. The author, BTW, (as I just edited the question to indicate) is a retired Lt. Col. himself and is sure this word does exist, but unless and until someone comes up with this other word I’m marking this answer accepted.
Dec
10
accepted Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
Dec
10
revised Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
mention author's military background
Dec
10
revised Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
s/demill/demilitarize/
Dec
10
comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
So “mill” refers to a detail in the manufacture of a gun rather than being an abbreviation for “military”? That would explain why the author rejected this as well.