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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.

My interests are varied and include computers & computer programming, science fiction & real-life space exploration, politics, and religion; see my active accounts on Stack Overflow.

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Jul
13
awarded  Yearling
Jul
13
comment “unorthodox” vs “heterodox”
Not necessarily, @Pacerier; though it often has a negative denotation: the ortho in “orthodox” makes the claim that this is the One True Path.
Jul
13
comment “unorthodox” vs “heterodox”
Yes, @Pacerier, it does.
Jul
9
answered “unorthodox” vs “heterodox”
Jun
10
comment Is ‘hero’ applicable to females?
People concerned about a hero being female are making much ado about nothing.
Apr
27
comment What is a word that is like a little treasure you leave for someone else to discover?
If the app is (for example) a game in which you hide things for someone else to find, “hidden treasure” or “Easter egg” may well be the best phrases to use. (Do you prefer pirates’ caches, or bunnies’?)
Apr
27
comment What is a word that is like a little treasure you leave for someone else to discover?
When this is done in computer programs, the term is “Easter egg” as @PeterShor suggests. I’ve seen the phrase used for in-jokes slipped into books or movies, but they are usually termed “shout-outs” to their referents; I don’t know another term used when this hidden joke is not a reference. What is the context you’re looking for a word within?
Mar
20
revised A derogatory word for a splendid person
improved formatting
Mar
18
answered A derogatory word for a splendid person
Feb
11
comment A non-offensive term to call a lunatic?
How can a mad scientist's friend address him? “Hello, Victor.”
Dec
3
revised Why does the multi-paragraph quotation rule exist?
Added reference and example.
Dec
3
suggested suggested edit on Why does the multi-paragraph quotation rule exist?
Nov
19
comment Why is “afford” always accompanied with “can”?
Your misuse of the word affords me the chance of correcting you. You might be able to say, “My finances don’t afford me the ability to pay for this,” but “I don’t afford it” is incorrect.
Nov
5
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
10
comment Word that describes someone that causes his own misfortune
I’ve recently seen “mierdas touch” used.
Apr
7
awarded  Critic
Mar
19
comment The future as reported in the past
“The future isn't what it used to be.”
Mar
19
answered What do you call a disease with an unknown cure?
Mar
19
comment Humble and boasting addresses in English
This seems related to the valediction form, “Your humble servant, etc., etc.”—which might be as close as English gets to the form you’re asking about.
Mar
12
comment When to use “nude” and when “naked”
Of course this was a Larry Niven character, and Niven had a comment about people who confuse a character’s views with the author’s.