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Software Engineer living in Brisbane. Likes Python, working with data.


Jan
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Jun
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
4
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Jun
4
answered A word that describes the polite phrases we use to begin our letters
May
25
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Feb
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Nov
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Nov
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comment “I'm on the brew”
@BarrieEngland No, it's more or less just your standard Glaswegian pronunciation. There's a lot of Scots influence.
Sep
20
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Aug
5
comment Is the word “throwee” acceptable?
throw in Javascript creates an exception. You should say "If the exception is of type Number, then..."
Aug
2
comment Why is it called a semi-truck? Doesn’t “semi” mean “part”?
In Australia we call the pictured contraption (including the truck body) a "semi-trailer", and the truck/tractor bit when referred to separately a "prime mover".
Jun
19
comment Common phrases for something that appears good but is actually bad
I also use "for show, not for go" in this situation.
Apr
30
comment American Equivalent of “Bog Standard”
"stock standard" is commonly used in Australia to mean the same thing, but my searching shows that it's not often used elsewhere.
Jul
20
comment How can I describe a “one or more” condition (one that has many options; a “non-boolean”)?
I often use binary/digital to mean boolean, and Analog(ue) to mean something that is one of infinitely many. Not directly related to the question, I know.
Jul
2
accepted Is there a feminine equivalent of “emasculate”?
Jul
1
asked Is there a feminine equivalent of “emasculate”?
Jun
22
comment What is the pronunciation of “Aussie”?
If you were talking to me (an Australian) and pronounced it "aw-see", I would probably cringe a little. Your pronunciation should probably depend on your target audience - if you're using the term around some hoighty-toighty US scholar, go with "aw-see"
Jun
21
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Jun
21
revised Where does the term “Monad” come from?
Added etymology tag
Jun
21
suggested suggested edit on Where does the term “Monad” come from?