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I am a Principal Scientist at Dependable Computing in Charlottesville, VA, where we work on safety case engineering, formal specifications, requirements gathering, and other safety-critical and security-critical software engineering issues. I have a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, with my dissertation involving a genetic algorithm exploration of neural network models of the hippocampus. I've also previously earned Masters degrees in Physics/Astronomy (involving General Relativity) and Computer Science (involving improving multi-processor implementations of hippocampal neural network simulations).


May
19
answered Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray: “I wonder will you understand me?”
May
18
comment Is it alright to use lowercase “i” or should you always use “I” (uppercase)?
@malach: I thought that Sie was still capitalized (when referring to you, not they).
May
16
comment What is the difference between “equal” and “equitable”?
+1 for pointing out a scenario under which equitably would be a better word than equally.
May
16
comment What is the correct word for “dependee”?
I think reverse dependency is fine, other than it not being a word (because it's two words).
May
16
comment Professor what is it?
Was it supplicating?
May
16
comment What is the correct word for “dependee”?
Using synonyms.net also provided requisite which is similar to your requirement.
May
16
revised What is the correct word for “dependee”?
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May
16
awarded  Editor
May
16
revised Housekeeping App — does it make sense?
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May
16
comment What is the correct word for “dependee”?
+1 for getting us closer to a good answer (I haven't been happy with any of the answers yet, including my own)
May
16
comment What is the correct word for “dependee”?
@Bruno: In your example, module Y is a provider of the function that X is depending on. But, you are correct, that depending on how you're using the word, it might not work, because you typically wouldn't say that Y is X's provider if X is only depending on Y for the one function (and if it's depending on other modules for other functions). As for depenendency, it has the problem of being ambiguous. (See my comment to Mr. Disappointment.)
May
16
comment What is the correct word for “dependee”?
FWIW, Apache Maven uses dependency synonymously with dependent, as Jason alludes to. There is a dependencies xml element, with several dependency elements, each of which lists something that the application depends on - not something that depends on the application. maven.apache.org/guides/introduction/…
May
16
awarded  Commentator
May
16
comment Housekeeping App — does it make sense?
I have not heard that term used either, but it might be an American/British (or some other nationality) thing. I live in the US.
May
16
answered Housekeeping App — does it make sense?
May
16
comment Housekeeping App — does it make sense?
I would be wondering how an App would sweep, wipe counters, etc.
May
16
awarded  Teacher
May
16
comment What is the difference between “equal” and “equitable”?
I agree with this. I'm not sure if one can apply the concept of fairness with respect to cell nuclei.
May
16
answered What is the correct word for “dependee”?
May
12
comment Do 'stay on the list', 'make the list' and 'make the cut' all have the same meaning?
I'd say that in this context, Robusto is correct. However, before someone can be cut from the list, he has to have first made an earlier version of the list, at least in theory. So, to "make the cut", would imply that you've been on at least two versions of the list, but to "make the list" might only mean you've only been on one version. And, you might not "make the cut" for the next version!