Noldorin

London, United Kingdom

noldorin.com

Age: 24

entrepreneur; graduate in mathematics / theoretical computer science / theoretical physics; polymath-in-training

based in London, United Kingdom

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Feb
25
comment How do I delete contact suggestions from Messages in OS X?
@MarqueIV: Not true at all; it is removed from both, since the data is stored in iCloud!
Feb
24
awarded Famous Question
Feb
22
awarded Peer Pressure
Feb
20
comment Is there a reason behind the ordering of letters in the English alphabet?
@Mitch: Indeed, I should have said "Old World" writing systems, since these are by far the most extensive, well-documented, and most intensively studied historically. However it seems like several independent writing systems (logographic as far as I can tell) developed in Mesoamerica, independent of Old World systems. Whether all they can be traced back to a single Mesoamerican common ancestor, I do not know (quite possibly even scholars are not sure yet).
Feb
18
awarded Guru
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18
awarded Popular Question
Feb
18
comment Global hgignore usage
@FauxFaux: Wrong! It corresponds to ~/.hgignore on Unix systems.
Feb
10
awarded Enlightened
Feb
10
comment BASH: Convert absolute path into relative path given a current directory
Doesn't work when the first path ends in / I'm afraid.
Feb
8
comment If I do a `typedef` in C or C++, when should I add `_t` at the end of typedef'ed type?
I agree with @user23743. Indeed, regardless of the precautions you take, you can always have clashes of type names. Especially in a language/standard without namespaces like C.
Feb
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awarded Curious
Feb
7
comment Any term for an indirect reference/name for something?
You also just prompted another possible term in my mind: periphrasis. Encouragingly, the OED lists it as a count noun even: an indirect and circumlocutory phrase.
Feb
7
comment Any term for an indirect reference/name for something?
Yes, I considered this too. Of course, it expresses more the act or habit of speaking indirectly, more than a specific word or phrase. Nonetheless, you're close, so have an up-vote at least!
Feb
6
asked Any term for an indirect reference/name for something?
Feb
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awarded Notable Question
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31
awarded Custodian
Jan
31
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What were the post World War 2 effects on Germany?
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31
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why wasn't the Republic of Ireland invaded (by either side) in WW2?
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28
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