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bio website pscode.org
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Webmaster of the pscode.org Java help site. Author of:

See athompson.info for further details on me, as well as my Science & Technology site and DrewTubeish Tube Channel. Also seen at LinkedIn, Softpedia & Facebook1.

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Completed the Java Web Start, JNLP, Applet & Java Sound tag information pages. Asked the How to create screenshots? FAQ & wrote the Why CS teachers should stop teaching Java applets blog post.

  1. But please note, I will not be 'freinding' people on FB who appear under a different name on FB than, here. I am sick of adding friends that make me think 'And ..who is that?'.

Mar
16
comment What is the equivalent of sub/super sonic for the speed of light?
"bradyonic" ..and that makes me think of the Brady Bunch.
Jan
11
awarded  Custodian
Jan
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Use of plural form when applied to both singular and plural cases
Dec
13
answered “How to […]?” and “Where to […]?” Questions that are not questions. Is this defensible?
Oct
18
awarded  Student
Oct
18
awarded  Scholar
Oct
18
comment Use of plural form when applied to both singular and plural cases
(chuckle) It all seems so obvious when you put it like that. Yes, both ways work well. Thanks very much. :)
Oct
18
accepted Use of plural form when applied to both singular and plural cases
Oct
18
asked Use of plural form when applied to both singular and plural cases
Jun
20
comment Who is Greek president vs Who is THE Greek President
That would make me ask, "Of which Country?". Some countries do not have a leader who was born a citizen, and who might be referred to as 'the (Nationality That They Were) president' (most probably by their opponents). OTOH "Who is is the current president of Greece?", is unambiguous (unless there is civil war, or an election hanging in the balance..).
Jun
5
awarded  Commentator
Jun
5
comment What does “the reactor core inventory” mean?
'"fraction" means "a very small amount of something"' 99/100 is a fraction & that is not a very small amount of the original, but a significant amount.
May
18
comment Alternatives to “Good Night” when sleeping in the afternoon
@Frustrated "such as Texas." I think the term is more widely known than that implies. I'm from Australia & 'nice siesta' would immediately suggest 'nice (afternoon) nap'. I agree with Kris' comment that "It is used in English with other English words."
Dec
4
comment What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
+1 noise deleted.
Jul
14
comment US news articles missing out “on” when referring to a day
+1 for dropping redundant words. It seems like some people just like hearing the sound of their own voice, and will drag it out using any means.
Jun
18
comment Should it be unlike or dislike button in Facebook?
@rest_day: "..should be un-like?" I agree it should be 'un-like' (with '-') to make the distinction to 'unlike'<->'dissimilar'. But I doubt we'll get our way. BTW (musing) does 'undissimilar' mean the same/alike? ;)
Jun
18
comment Should it be unlike or dislike button in Facebook?
"Time for .. new keyboard". Maybe. :-) Good luck with your question. I won't contribute an answer since I am no expert on English, I just use it (poorly).
Jun
18
comment Should it be unlike or dislike button in Facebook?
Dunno'. But it should probably be 'Facebook' (capital 'F', with 'b') in your title, rather than 'faceook'.
May
25
comment What is a word that means “belief in the good nature of humankind”?
<tongue-in-cheek>Does 'gullible' suffice?</tongue-in-cheek>
Apr
15
awarded  Supporter