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I post on Usenet using my real name, David Krauss.


Jun
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May
31
answered Not overengineered or underengineered
May
28
comment Participial clauses
+1. By the way, the solution to such a non sequitur is to break the sentence into two. "Harvard was founded in 1636. It is one…"
May
28
revised Is the opposite of 'within', 'without'?
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May
28
comment Is the opposite of 'within', 'without'?
@JanusBahsJacquet That usage, and other similar songs of the era, make equal sense with the word taken in the other sense as a pun. "Life flows on in your absence."
May
28
answered Name for a small, central unit of human memory
May
28
comment Opposite of witty
If it's for a quip, try twitty.
May
28
answered Is the opposite of 'within', 'without'?
May
22
comment Idiom for the phrase “someone who gets what he deserved”
@BigHomie No, that refers to process service, which is often undeserved.
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
Perhaps, but honestly have you ever seen this word in real usage or did you just get it from a reference? It's not in Webster's or Oxford American dictionaries, but it is fairly common in French. I seriously suspect it's not an English word but just made it into some dictionaries by data-mining.
Apr
27
comment turned his back on
Means he ignited his derriere?
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
Googling for "insecable", and excluding dictionaries, reveals that it mainly comes up in English translations of text from languages where it's a more common word, or quotations of untranslated text. Also it is used to describe non-breaking spaces in typography. IMO it doesn't belong in the dictionary, at least with such a general definition… you can't expect anyone to just know the word.
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
@tchrist That's the manual for GCC, not the language standard. However, pointers are composite and not fundamental so it's probably not the difference OP is thinking of.
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
@tchrist It seems a poor assumption that the language must be C or C++, but anyway no, the term primitive is not used (in reference to types) in those standards. There are scalar types though, and C has atomic types.
Apr
22
comment Is there a word to describe someone who is always defeated at my hand?
Add perennial, traditional, usual or the like to express an ongoing relationship.
Apr
18
answered Is there a noun that means “the state of being flustered”?
Mar
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comment What does “Come-to Jesus (moment / stage / meeting)” mean? Is it a popular word?
Does Langley refer to the CIA or to the entire military-industrial complex in the same region?
Feb
22
comment What is another way of saying “final solution?”
or "end result."
Feb
12
comment Is there a term for your parent's ex-spouse who is not your biological parent?
"Erstwhile upbringer" has a ring to it…
Jan
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