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Autodidact of various trades, geek of several.





There are probably two types of coders; the one who took up this craft before he knows it’s a quadzillion dollar industry, and the one after.






Sold as cheap, forced labour for 16056/16056 hours. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When governments fear the people, there is liberty.























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Aug
1
comment How does one correctly use “q.v.”?
Is cf accepted usage here? Eg. "Discussion of the Magi begins in the previous commentary (c.f.)."
Aug
1
comment How does one correctly use “q.v.”?
@Alenanno, Shouldn't q.v. be used to reference articles instead of cf., since cf. is ambiguous as it could mean "compare/contrast" instead of "refer"?
Jul
28
comment Replacement for “God forbid”
We use "touch wood" here. (singapore)
Jul
24
revised What phrase is “o'clock” contracting?
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Jul
17
comment Difference between “whereby” and “in which”?
@Anonym, But conversion is the cause of "value of one type is transformed into a value of another" isn't it?
Jul
17
comment Use of capitals and full stops in bullet points
@Lynn, Shouldn't the "etc" be capitalized in the last sentence?
Jul
17
revised “All your commas are belong to Array” and similar — is this grammar form “proper”?
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Jul
17
comment Difference between “whereby” and “in which”?
@Anonym, So in your example, is the first sentence the correct one and the second sentence the wrong one?
Jul
16
comment What tense do we use with “since”?
@JanusBahsJacquet, Interesting, it's odd that we can say "has been available" but not "has been delivered"... Seems like both of them actually describes a state, e.g. the state of "having been delivered" which is a continued state since 1/1/2000.
Jul
15
comment What tense do we use with “since”?
@PeterShor, Btw what's the explanation that present perfect isn't appropriate here? Isn't it used when the date of action is unspecified?
Jul
15
accepted What tense do we use with “since”?
Jul
15
revised What tense do we use with “since”?
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Jul
15
comment What tense do we use with “since”?
@medica, Would we use the past tense or present perfect for "as of"?
Jul
15
comment What tense do we use with “since”?
@medica, Would "as of" work instead of "since"? E.g. "We acknowledge that the money has been delivered (sent) as of 1st January 2000". The idea is this, the record only shows the received date (receiving party), not the sent date (sending party). Thus, we know that the money was received on 1st January 2000. So, it was sent on or before that date.
Jul
15
comment What tense do we use with “since”?
@ClickRick, Delivered either before 1/1/2000, or on 1/1/2000. Exact date is unspecified, it could have been delivered on 1 day, 1 week, or 1 year before 1/1/2000.
Jul
15
revised What tense do we use with “since”?
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Jul
15
comment What tense do we use with “since”?
@medica, But the exact date delivered is not known. The only information is that as of 1/1/2000, the money has been delivered.
Jul
15
asked What tense do we use with “since”?
Jul
15
comment How do the tenses and aspects in English correspond temporally to one another?
@Robusto, The chart doesn't include "I would eat", "I had been eaten", and "I have been eaten"...
Jul
15
comment How do the tenses and aspects in English correspond temporally to one another?
@JonPurdy, What about "I would eat"?