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Am I a “rising junior” or a “rising sophomore”?

On an application it’s asking which rising class standing I am. I’m in college and came in with a full semester (half a year) of credits. Thus after finishing my first semester and at time of ...
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Why does common usage of “random” feel so incorrect?

I am bothered by the modern usage of the term "random", and am wondering if "it's just me" or if there is a reason for my being discomfited. Take for instance, this lovely bit: The column and table ...
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Is ‘affinative’ a word?

The Microsoft .NET Framework API¹ has a curiously named interface ILogicalThreadAffinative. According to their naming standard, namely concatenating capitalized meaningful English words into a single ...