I am an asshole. If you don't like it, blow me.

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comment How to recover the password for a particular user account on my linux pc
this will allow you to change the account password, not recover it, but after that the user can change it by entering passwd in a terminal window.
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answered How to recover the password for a particular user account on my linux pc
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answered How can I restore the "auto" values with for list-style-type in nested unordered lists with CSS?
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comment Excessive downvoting
All that said, virtually anything that merits downvoting merits a comment. Perhaps a more semi-automated feedback system incorporated into the process of downvoting would help things along? e.g. I downvote something, a question in particular, then I get prompted with some common reasons why, and select one, and a comment is posted. I'm not sure this doesn't already exist in some form, but I'm too lazy to look.
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comment Excessive downvoting
I think there always need to be checks in place, mentally, that keep us from overreacting. That said, I'm as guilty as anyone of losing my temper and being stubborn. On one hand, the more patience you can have with newcomers, to some limited extent, the less likely the community is to stagnate. On the other, we all have our limits, and moderators get to deal with the joy of always having those limits tested basically continually. As long as the politics don't obscure the whole purpose of a Q&A site and everyone has some balance of self-respect and humility, there's a good chance this wil work.
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comment What is the secular version of the word Chaplain?
I'll just leave this here. militaryatheists.org/chaplain.html
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comment Common phrases for something that appears good but is actually bad
I hate those damned things, along with cotton candy. Such a tease, they are!
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comment Common phrases for something that appears good but is actually bad
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 How about eating very spicy, very greasy chorizo on the way in to work?
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comment Difference between "packet", "parcel" and "package"
Pretty solid answer.
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comment Meaning of "within 10 days from when they move"
@TimLymington I'll draw your attention to "Monopoly Electronic Banking Edition" complete with credit cards and adjusted for inflation and increased national debt. Pretty soon the board game will be so realistic as to include crack peddlers on each corner.
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comment Should we allow Google NGrams to be presented as statistical evidence without qualification? Should we define a set of standards for their usage?
I hate statistics with a passion, mostly because after careful calculation they're almost always misinterpreted so horribly, so I'm glad we have people like you who can suffer through the worst of at least one part of the process for us.
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comment Should we allow Google NGrams to be presented as statistical evidence without qualification? Should we define a set of standards for their usage?
I'll admit I didn't read the whole post, but my major concern is that via some hive groupthink, something that is already popular will be chosen simply out of its popularity and no other merits.
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comment Is it ever more appropriate to use "cognizant" over "aware"?
The best part of this answer is the seemingly satirical opening. "Personally, I eschew utilization..." You deserve a humor badge for this, man.
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