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Apr
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comment Is “demonstratee” a legitimate word?
Yeah, I think the idea is the same, that which is being demonstrated upon. For the defibrillator, you demonstrate its use upon a patient. For a political demonstration, the demonstrators are demonstrating "upon" (e.g. for or against) the individual or institution (although this is a very different definition of demonstrate).
Apr
17
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Apr
13
comment What is the difference between a “leading question” or a question to verify information.
It's not one or the other. A leading question usually is an attempt by the asker for some sort of verification of what they already know / suspect.
Apr
12
comment Database Quiesce Origins
Your question is specifically about the history of a certain software command, so it's better suited for Programmers.SE or possibly DBA.SE.
Apr
12
comment Plural of “radiation”, “reflectance” and similar words
reflectance and radiation are a countable nouns, so their plural forms are indeed reflectances and radiations. However, I will say that their usage here seems quite odd. It would sound a lot better to say 'These two parts have different reflectance ratios' and 'This document describes types of radiation…'.
Apr
12
revised Meaning of “Busted” as an adjective
added not on usage of 'radar'
Apr
12
revised Meaning of “Busted” as an adjective
formatting; clarified question
Apr
12
answered Meaning of “Busted” as an adjective
Apr
12
accepted Single-word alternative to “that required intervention”
Apr
4
comment Single-word alternative to “that required intervention”
Suboptimal is probably the suggestion that's closest to what I was looking for, but actually I think substandard would be even better. It indicates that the process as implemented does not meet our standards, as these processes are supposed to be fully automated. (although I grant substandard has negative connotations)
Apr
4
comment Single-word alternative to “that required intervention”
I like the term contingency, but it doesn't exactly fit my needs. In this case, the contingency process is the manual steps that were needed because the original process failed.
Apr
4
comment Single-word alternative to “that required intervention”
@PellMel I like rescued; salvaged, or recovered might be good as well.
Apr
4
comment Single-word alternative to “that required intervention”
@Brad I actually like the term exception a lot, but maybe that's because I'm a programmer at heart. I'm not sure if other readers would quite understand what an exceptional process meant.
Apr
4
asked Single-word alternative to “that required intervention”
Apr
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Dec
18
reviewed Leave Open What does “I want you to do me” mean?
Dec
18
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
16
reviewed Edit Should I fix typos/grammatical errors in quotation?