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Dec
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comment What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
@JamesRyan besides electricity.
Dec
6
comment What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
@Zoredache I would've liked to mark your comment as the correct answer. It is succinct, technically correct, and clear enough that anyone with whom I might end up needing to make the distinction between a solid-state drive and a Winchester drive would either already know it, or chuckle and immediately look it up.
Dec
6
comment How to say “She/He is my girlfriend/boyfriend” without the possessive “my”
The cat that is of me finds this all very confusing.
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Nov
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revised What's the opposite of “Rest In Peace”?
Formatted quotation and added reference
Nov
30
suggested suggested edit on What's the opposite of “Rest In Peace”?
Nov
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comment What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
I'm still surprised. I could see how a solid-state drive needn't have a disk, but it is just as, if not more, deserving of the term hard as its moving-parts cousin. Do you have a reference?
Nov
30
comment What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
Are you suggesting that a hard disk drive is never solid-state? I'm surprised. Is it the word drive that makes it not solid-state?
Nov
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asked What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
Nov
24
comment term for “finding correct solution by excluding wrong solutions”
By the way, the style of game where the winner is chosen by eliminating all the other players is called "last man standing". Thought you might find that a useful, related phrase.
Nov
23
comment Can you grammatically end a sentence with “with”?
Quotation attributions on the Internet are notoriously hard to track down. (Lincoln)
Nov
18
comment What do you call second-party quotes within a quote?
When a radio announcer reads a quote it's hard to tell if it's a direct quote or a paraphrase. The way this particular newscaster read it, I was pretty sure it was a quote-within-a-quote.
Nov
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accepted What do you call second-party quotes within a quote?
Nov
16
comment A word for the feeling of falling
You may also experience this feeling right before falling asleep, as part of hypnagogia. I wonder if the falling sensation is why they call it "falling" asleep.
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asked What do you call second-party quotes within a quote?
Nov
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accepted Do you “call an audible” when you “play it by ear”?