Kevin

Cambridge, MA

nattinger.net

Age: 29

I'm an elected moderator on Science Fiction and Fantasy and moderator pro tempore on The Great Outdoors and Puzzling, and I'm also active on several other SE sites.

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I am an iOS Software Engineer at Fitbit, Inc.

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comment Why was a Nebulon-B medical frigate at the Battle of Endor?
Everyone, note that not every answer with a question mark is "not an answer." This makes a valid point, specifically that if they're desperate enough to use a capital ship as a medical center, why wouldn't they use it as a capital ship at great need?
5h
revised Why was a Nebulon-B medical frigate at the Battle of Endor?
added 2 characters in body
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comment Was Galadriel ever jealous of Arwen's beauty?
You remember that Arwen is Galadriel's granddaughter, right?
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awarded Caucus
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comment Why don't all free particles lose their kinetic energy?
Lose it to what? The energy has to go somewhere.
2d
comment Mysterious: Elif and Counter Increment Bug
Opposite of what one might expect, = does a string comparison, but -eq does a numeric comparison.
Aug
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awarded Supporter
Jul
31
answered An adjective or noun for someone who "has a lot of gall"?
Jul
30
comment Uniformity of random numbers taken modulo N
@ToddLehman On my system (OSX 10.10), the low bits are certainly not uniform. Run this on the command line for a live-updating count: pastebin.com/D5r7we3H
Jul
29
comment Lost important .py file (overwritten as 0byte file), but the old version still LOADED IN IPYTHON as module -- can it be retrieved?
Very important, but not enough to use source control or backups?
Jul
29
comment What did The Joker eat at the Harvey Dent fundraiser?
I'd put money on a tomato
Jul
27
comment Prompt for sudo password and programmatically elevate privilege in bash script?
@wrongusername install sudo, it's much better than using su. But if you really want, probably exec su -c "$0" "$@"
Jul
24
awarded Nice Question
Jul
23
awarded Nice Answer
Jul
22
awarded awk
Jul
20
awarded Enlightened
Jul
20
awarded Nice Answer
Jul
17
comment How does `ls -lh` round file size?
Try looking at the source
Jul
17
comment How does `ls -lh` round file size?
Interestingly, a file of 1999 and 2099 both show as 2.0K
Jul
17
awarded Good Answer
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