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Unix geek in a Windows world

Jul
21
comment What does “tearing your résumé apart” mean?
possible duplicate of What does "tearing your résumé apart in a way" mean? by the same user
Jul
21
comment What does “tearing your résumé apart” mean?
I don't see a separate second meaning. I think she is criticizing the resume, but her statement is meant to show that she recognizes that fact, and soften the blow (perhaps because she would be even more critical of other resumes).
Jul
21
comment What does “suite your self” mean?
"Suite" and "suit" should be pronounced quite differently, but here in Western Pennsylvania, people speak of a "bedroom suite" (of furniture) and pronounce it "suit".
Jul
20
comment Is “banana” the shortest overlap word?
@FumbleFingers You appear to be lost. This is my answer to the question. Meta is down the hall, second door on the left.
Jul
20
comment “I like cat” type of sentences
Why did you use plural "apples" but singular "cat"? "I like cats" sounds just fine to me.
Jul
19
comment Is “banana” the shortest overlap word?
I'd definitely say it's the best-known, but rococo might meet the threshold of well-known, and Macaca had an unfortunate moment in the spotlight recently.
May
20
comment Make/take a photograph?
Both "take a photograph" and "make a photograph" are used in English, though the former is far more common among the general public. A discussion of the distinction: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/5936/…
Nov
4
comment What's the origin of “beta” to describe a “user-testing” phase of computer development?
The first version of FreeBSD I ever installed was 2.2-GAMMA. It was a stage much like a "release candidate," and I think the project has moved to the RC terminology since then.
Nov
2
comment Another word for Short form and its Long form of a word
Can you give an example of the context where you need a word for the long form? Is it a table heading, or a sentence, or what? Usually you can write "LAN is an acronym for Local Area Network" or "Local Area Network (abbreviated LAN)" without needing an explicit term for the long form.
Nov
1
comment Does “exact” determine the precision or the accuracy of something?
This is the right answer. In the sentence The speed of light is exactly 299,792,458 m/s, which is true, the word exactly indicates that the relationship is not a measurement, but a definition. It's true in the same sense that "A foot is exactly 12 inches" is true. If the speed of light were measured, the word exact would be inappropriate, and the question of accuracy vs. precision would not come into play.