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Huh, the Real Name field doesn't display.

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


Apr
1
comment “Saving on the parrot's chocolate is futile”
Stopping that habit won't save much chocolate, but it might save the parrot.
Feb
15
comment Word for “the question this one was closed as a dupe of”
@sbi: Oh, I thought the software always chose just one, perhaps arbitrarily.
Feb
15
answered Word for “the question this one was closed as a dupe of”
Jan
31
awarded  Yearling
Dec
1
comment What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
@Jay: Although in some ways the moving, bound electrons in silicon can be modeled as a gas, they are still part of the solid semiconductor and not an actual separate gas as in a tube. The point not only that they are moving, but that they are in a non-solid state.
Dec
1
comment What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
The generic term is data storage device, perhaps omitting data or device. It should not include disk.
Dec
1
comment What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
Agree that nothing is "driven" in a SSD so the name doesn't fit. FYI though, vacuum tubes contain a moving electron gas, and some tenuous internal gas as well (non-ideal vacuum or even on purpose to improve emission), so they are not solid state.
Jul
9
comment What does “If you're gonna get up in my face you'd better be ready to back it up!” mean?
@T.E.D. OP says that these were written words. Either it's from a narrative story, or the argument was verbal.
Apr
28
comment Which is correct, “buck naked” or “butt naked”?
According to commentary on other answers, "buck" was once slang for a Native American. Jay was slang for a hillbilly, although that might be unrelated.
Apr
28
comment Which is correct, “buck naked” or “butt naked”?
Or people are more likely to purposely search for naked butts than naked bucks.
Apr
12
comment Do my prejudices get “fulfilled”?
@mplung: Chances are that he didn't. Besides the answers being posted just 40 seconds apart, that simply doesn't happen on this kind of site.
Apr
12
revised Is there a term for “mains power” in American English?
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Apr
12
awarded  Scholar
Apr
12
awarded  Critic
Apr
12
accepted Is there a term for “mains power” in American English?
Apr
12
comment Is there a term for “mains power” in American English?
AC power is very suitable, unless there is another AC power source in the device. Grid power also works, unless the device interfaces with the actual grid side. I guess I just happen to be in a confusing position…
Apr
12
awarded  Student
Apr
11
comment Is there a term for “mains power” in American English?
Well… if the generator powers the wall outlets…
Apr
11
asked Is there a term for “mains power” in American English?
Apr
7
comment Is there a difference between “vice”, “deputy”, “associate”, and “assistant” as descriptive job titles?
@Matt: True, and I see Colin has some other examples above. Anyway, "executive and subordinate" still holds. Vice-principals are executive in theory at least, although in most cases deputy would really fit better, and some schools do call them assistant principals.