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comment Does “reinventing the wheel” have negative or positive connotation?
@user21497, Weird, couldn't find that quote. Where did you get it from?
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comment Does “reinventing the wheel” have negative or positive connotation?
@this.lau_, "reinventing" can be used to mean a good thing. Like "reinventing email".
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comment Does “reinventing the wheel” have negative or positive connotation?
@SF., Isn't "A week spent in the laboratory can save you from good two hours of visit to the library." upside-down?
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comment “click on the image” vs. “click the image”
The reasoning sounds good, Buuuuuuuuuut Merriam Webster lists it as a transitive verb. Same goes for other "major" dictionaries. What gives? Is rogermue (below) on the right track?
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comment Does “is potentially faster” imply “is not slower”?
It's not a weasel-word when the circumstances have been clearly stated. It's only a weasel-word when the circumstances are vague or not mentioned at all.
Apr
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comment Does “is potentially faster” imply “is not slower”?
Since the "someone" in the question is referring to me, I'd thought I'd chipped in: Yes, the first point would be accurate, re: "In some circumstances we know about (for example, in the circumstance that the code is optimized for both X and Y), X is faster. In other circumstances we know about, it is the same speed, or slower."
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comment What differentiates an abstract noun with a concrete noun?
@FumbleFingers, I don't quite get you since I've already said that in the previous comment: There seems to be usages in computational linguistics, so the distinction is important in some ways.
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comment What differentiates an abstract noun with a concrete noun?
@kiamlaluno, So is "dance" an abstract or concrete noun? What you perceive with your sense are the "movements and steps", but isn't "dance" abstract just like "democracy"?
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comment What differentiates an abstract noun with a concrete noun?
@FumbleFingers, Regarding "a bit facile by today's standards", I'd beg to differ. There seems to be usages in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computational_linguistics
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comment Ending a note with “Thanks regardless”?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit, The meaning of mononyms are usually pretty unmeaningful. But "lightness races in orbit" is made up of 4 English words.
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comment Word for person who loves to share knowledge
Doesn't fountainhead mean "source"?
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comment Word for person who loves to share knowledge
I'd think pundit has a derogatory meaning.
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comment Ending a note with “Thanks regardless”?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit, What is "lightness races in orbit" supposed to mean anyway?
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Added context.