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Unix geek in a Windows world

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.