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I'm a geek, a role-player and a biker.

I work for Diamond Light Source, developing open source scientific software for the UK national synchrotron facility. In the past I have worked in the robotics, mechatronics and laser micro-machining industries.


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comment Is there a word for a person who is not afraid to point out problems even if that means additional work for them?
A better link for Boy Scout Rule would be the one at 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know or Clean Code
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accepted What is the origin of the phrase “two nations divided by a common language”?
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revised What is the origin of the phrase “two nations divided by a common language”?
Sadly formatting doesn't work in titles.
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asked What is the origin of the phrase “two nations divided by a common language”?
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comment A better alternative for the word 'urine'
Is this question taking the piss? (For the sarcasm impaired, there are many colloquialisms for urine *8')
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comment What is the opposite of gem-like?
@simchona - Why should I need to improve it, I think the improvements which led to it being re-opened were fine. In this case I feel that your logical fallacy is tu quoque.
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comment What is the opposite of gem-like?
Sigh, not one of FumbleFingers, Matt Эллен, aedia λ, Jasper Loy or Mahnax even attempted to improve the question, suggest an improvement via a comment or ask for clarification from the questioner. It's so much easier to just click on the vote to close link than spend any effort actually trying to help make the question better.
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comment tailored to someone needs VS tailor-made
I would use probably use customised rather than tailored in that circumstance, even though as Barrie mentions, the OED allows for either use, depending on context. I see that Merriam-Webster has a much more limited definition however.
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comment tailored to someone needs VS tailor-made
This may be a difference between UK and US common usage. For me, a tailored solution, a tailor-made solution and a bespoke solution are all synonymous. However the term tailored had been hijacked in certain circumstances, for instance tailored shirt is a term used in the UK for an off-the-peg shirt with sides that aren't straight, but I would still expect a tailored suit to be tailor-made to an individual.
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comment What's the correct term for potato chips?
@PeterShor - Many Brits use both chips and French fries. The skinny fries you get at fast food places (especially US chains) are often called French fries while chip shops would normally sell what Americans would call steak fries as chips. Sometimes pubs and restaurants will offer the choice of French fries or chips, and if not the type of chip an establishment serves can determine whether people choose to eat there or not.
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revised What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
Corrected *solid* to *solid-state* and added a wikipedia link.