Steve Melnikoff

United Kingdom

Age: 36

I'm an embedded software engineer for a technology company.

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awarded Pundit
Jul
18
comment How do parties justify a chief whip?
@SamIam: indeed; opposition parties have whips too, and they're certainly not in government. The same is true for both parties in the US Congress, which is entirely separate from the Executive.
Jul
18
revised How do parties justify a chief whip?
Typos, etc.
Jul
17
revised How do parties justify a chief whip?
Typos, etc.
Jul
16
comment ten years use VS. ten years of use
Though note that there should be an apostrophe after "years" for the first case, as it is possessive: ten years' use.
Jul
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Usage of "many" vs "many a"?
Jul
11
answered Simple Property Management Software
Jul
11
comment What is the political motivation that makes US never invade Canada?
It's not true that war with Canada would now lead to war with the UK. That may be what you meant, but I wasn't sure!
Jul
10
comment What is the political motivation that makes US never invade Canada?
That last paragraph was true during World War I, but not since then.
Jul
8
comment Good trust account in the UK
Does it have to be a trust? For example, might a Junior ISA do the job? If the inheritance is more than the annual ISA limit (now £15,000 p.a.), then a proper trust may need to be set up; for that you may need to speak to a solicitor who specialises in trusts.
Jul
3
comment Who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero?
@Chad - ah, I see; you're talking about actually being Queen, rather than merely having the title "Queen". In that case, is it not the case that the wife of the late King would only become Queen if she was next in the line of succession, which could only happen if she was the late King's sister and had neither children nor older siblings -- which unless we're talking about Game of Thrones, seems quite unlikely nowadays... :-)
Jul
2
comment Who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero?
@Chad: that's not true; the current Queen's mother had the title Queen, and she was not of royal blood either. Specifically, "All female consorts have had the right to be and have been styled as queens consort".
Jun
30
comment Who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero?
Still an interesting question though!
Jun
30
comment Who succeeds when a King dies leaving a daughter and a son in-utero?
"I don't think the laws have changed"...except that they have changed. Nowadays, in the UK (and Commonwealth Realms), the eldest child becomes monarch, regardless of gender.
Jun
29
awarded Guru
Jun
27
comment The rule for ownership s
"girls's" is never correct; plurals ending in "s" just get an apostrophe after the plural "s", hence: "girls'".
Jun
27
revised What to do if my aging father is sustaining a hobby that is losing several thousand dollars every month?
Typos, etc.
Jun
25
comment Having a flat rented for me on expenses vs having a payrise
I suspect that by "necessary", they mean that you could either move to London (and claim relocation expenses), or make your own accommodation arrangements, rather than be supplied with accommodation by your employer.
Jun
23
revised What is the difference between a Cathedral and a Minster?
Typo.
Jun
23
comment What is the difference between a Cathedral and a Minster?
Nitpick: although Westminster is a London borough, it's full name is the City of Westminster.
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