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Started programming on a ZX spectrum in the 80's and have moved through Assembly, Turbo Pascal, C++, C#, Fortran. My main area of focus is engineering and scientific computing like numerical methods and 3D graphics.


Feb
27
comment Is there a word describing someone who is ignorant in the ways of Science?
I don't think anti- describes ignorance. To the layman it sounds like hostile towars science, whereas ignorance should just represent lack of understanding.
Feb
27
comment Is there a word describing someone who is ignorant in the ways of Science?
I hate night typing. Anyway I fixed the typo.
Jul
5
comment Is saying “Let me show you it” totally wrong?
Thanks for the answer. I will discuss with them it ;-)
Jan
8
comment Why do we “roll” the car windows down, instead of “slide”
I would consider that cranking and not rolling. Rolling as in roller skates, or roller bearing.
Aug
25
comment What do you call a person who is always online on the Internet?
Divorced! Seriously I have seen plenty of divorces stemming from people being glued to Facebook, iPhone, Hulu, etc ...
May
10
comment Use of “I”, “we” and the passive voice in a scientific thesis
Nix the "will be" with "has been". I recommend using positive and factual statements, and not futuristic promises. By the time someone reads this, the works has already been done, and has been reported on.
Mar
3
comment To make something opaque = opaquen?
SetOpacity would work if I was actually setting the opacity. This code changes the opacity by an amount (like a percent). I more or less move the opacity towards a certain direction (either totaly transparent or totaly opaque), so I am going with MoreOpaque and LessOpaque despite my dislike to this.
Mar
3
comment To make something opaque = opaquen?
Thats the problem when you are trying to use common language for programming. I don't want to write a MakeColorMoreOpaque(amount) function, but a Opaquen(amount) function.
Feb
20
comment Why are Greek letters pronounced incorrectly in scientific English?
+1 for the effort. When you get a chance you can finish the list, for completion which might be used as a reference in the future (if it lands in google results).
Feb
5
comment Why are Greek letters pronounced incorrectly in scientific English?
You may be correct, but this is recent understanding of Classical sounds, and I have to assume that in Science the sounds were adopted for other reasons.
Feb
4
comment Why are Greek letters pronounced incorrectly in scientific English?
But how do we know the classical pronunciation? I have heard about the arguments with βαρβαρος being pronounced "bar-bar-os" instead of the modern "var-var-os", but this is not enough to know how all the letters where pronounced.
Feb
4
comment What is the difference between 20$ and $20?
Not true. when in American English you write the euro (like 20€ ) you put it on the end.