Brian M. Hunt

Canada

Age: 35

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revised Do Jet Skis produce in an hour equivalent pollution to 100,000km of a new/small car?
add reference to California Air Resources Board
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comment Do Jet Skis produce in an hour equivalent pollution to 100,000km of a new/small car?
@ChrisW: As you say, it is probably a question of a two-stroke versus a four-stroke engine, though without the original claim one cannot be certain. Nevertheless, I am sure someone has done an illuminating comparison on that basis!
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comment Do Jet Skis produce in an hour equivalent pollution to 100,000km of a new/small car?
@ChrisW: It is a good question. In common vernacular it is not so hard, I believe, to define the term "pollution" as a fairly commonly accepted set of meanings, from which any metric of comparison where a given meaning holds true would be a validation of the claim. I am open to suggestions as to what that set should be, but do not think the absence of a precise definition here forecloses the possibility of a useful answer.
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asked Do Jet Skis produce in an hour equivalent pollution to 100,000km of a new/small car?
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comment Is Social Security headed for insolvency?
This answer could be improved if the definitions peculiar to Soc. Sec. were included, and contrasted with the commonly accepted definition in finance.
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awarded Popular Question
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comment How to generate PDF/A and PDF/X?
In addition to the PDFX page linked, there is also the PDF/A page on Context Garden.
Aug
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comment Does student selection by private schools negatively affect nearby public ones?
@Scis: It's a good point. Perhaps one must first answer whether private schools negatively affect public schools at all. If there are circumstances where they do, one might be better placed to consider why - such as the peer student selection theory.
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comment Does student selection by private schools negatively affect nearby public ones?
I quite support this being a question here- yet I have consternation about the pigeonholing the answer. Having worked on this question significantly, I note that the question often has been not how private schools leech the good students, but how they challenge 1. the public trust and perception; 2. the interest of the educated wealthy, and ultimately 3. the gravitas of public education as a fundamental interest of society. In other words, do private schools in practice punch holes in the social fabric by drawing the interest and funds of the wealthy and educated? It is not just peer students.
Aug
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accepted Write unit tests for Lua in ConTeXt
Aug
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revised Write unit tests for Lua in ConTeXt
added note re. break-out for lua-only runner
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revised Write unit tests for Lua in ConTeXt
add --once flag
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answered Write unit tests for Lua in ConTeXt
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comment Write unit tests for Lua in ConTeXt
@phg: Thanks; Got it re. mtxrun. The test suite is awesome - I did not know about that. (I saw it mentioned but the link from ContextGarden was broken).
Aug
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comment Write unit tests for Lua in ConTeXt
@Aditya: It's a good suggestion that you make. The unit tests are part of a larger collection, which is run through Python. I'd like to avoid subprocesses and reconciling the results with the Python test runner. Calling the tests via the interpreter seems more granular and integrated -- though what you suggest might be the best answer.
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comment Greek typewriter font
@cfr It's a good point, I should have mentioned: Some of the Typekit fonts support Greek (e.g. Source Sans Pro) but for some reason do not list it. I thought to suggest Typekit, at any rate - just in case.
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answered Greek typewriter font
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asked Write unit tests for Lua in ConTeXt
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