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Professionally, I'm a Site Reliability Engineer at Google. In previous jobs I was primarily a C++ software engineer working with embedded Linux devices. In my spare time (hah!), I like to develop video games.


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comment Why is “cannot” spelled as one word?
"may not" is ambiguous.
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accepted Odd use of agnostic
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comment Odd use of agnostic
@Tragicomic: One could make same argument about OS agnostic. e.g. To be truly agnostic the software would have to work without an OS.
Feb
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comment Odd use of agnostic
Independent is very close to a single word replacement for agnostic.
Feb
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comment Odd use of agnostic
Unfortunately, "does not depend on" doesn't roll off the tongue like agnostic. Further, agnostic allows for a more intuitive word flow. e.g. "This applesauce recipe is ...", delicious, easy, unique, cultivar agnostic, etc.
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comment Odd use of agnostic
@Konrad, I agree. In practice I wouldn't use agnostic in that manner with religious subject matter. I purposely added that example at the end to provide maximum contrast with its conventional meaning and my intended meaning.
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comment Odd use of agnostic
I think you've got it. Professionally, I'm a software engineer. I suspect our usage of agnostic is indeed an extension of platform-agnostic.
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revised Odd use of agnostic
added meaning to examples; edited tags
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