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I read code, I write code, I like code.


Jun
24
comment Your point being?
I think "Und?" has pretty much the same connotations as "Your point being?" (which I wouldn't classify as particularly nice either).
Jun
5
comment Jein - a regionalism or the German-wide jargon?
@Lukas: von der Aussprache her trifft's aber jein besser.
Jun
5
comment Jein - a regionalism or the German-wide jargon?
Also als Österreicher würd' ich einmal sagen dass "bundesweit" immer noch regional begrenzt ist ;-) Aber im Ernst: auch in Österreich ist dieser Begriff bekannt.
May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@FranzKafka: well, then we probably just differ in one point: I don't think that any of those two meanings (the original, philosophical one and the "newer", colloquial one) is "more correct" than the other. Like thousands of other words, "Selbstbewußtsein" has multiple meanings and none of them is "wrong" in any meaningful sense of the word. It's just that the colloquial one is more widely used (and has thus turned into the "primary" one).
May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
Do you have any sources for the claim that "selbstbewußt" means "self-concious"? Because I can't find any hint of that (just places that mention them as false friends!). Also: the "other" meaning of "selbstbewußt" that I can find is "conscious of the self" in a philosophical sense ("Who am I?"), which could be translated of "self-confcious" but still isn't meant in the "negative" sense.
May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@EugeneSeidel: this question has found its way onto the Stack Exchange Hot Questions list. That usually inflates the vote-count quite considerably. (I fully agree with your comment, by the way).
May
27
comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
+1: "zu selbstbewusst" has a clear negative connotation. As almost all instances of "zu ___".
Mar
1
comment Was ist der Unterschied zwischen “liegen” und “lügen”
Note that you can easily do both kinds of lying in a bed. Even at the same time.
Feb
27
comment How to say “You must let me speak.” in German?
Norman: actually "Sie müssen mich sprechen lassen."
Jan
7
comment Bau von “der Monat Januar”
@TehMacDawg: thanks, I knew that there was a reason, now I even know the name.
Jan
7
comment Bau von “der Monat Januar”
This triggers an interesting counter-question: Why is it "the month of january" instead of "the month january" in English? It's not the month belonging to January, is it?
Sep
7
comment Plural of Assembly
Am I the only one who would use "Babysitter" for a female babysitter as well?
Sep
5
comment Plural of Assembly
Achtung: manche Artikel in der MSDN werden maschinel übersetzt, ich weiß nicht ob es bei diesem der Fall ist (die Übersetzungen sind überraschend gut, aber nicht immer richtig).
Aug
23
comment Sentence construction
I would only use this as a fallback when I really have to communicate something but not as a way to learn a language. In fact going the other direction my English teacher in school used to say "English isn't just German with the words replaced!"
Aug
23
comment Sentence construction
@elssar: that similarity isn't too suprising: machine learning tries to reproduce what humans do when they learn (to some degree).
Jun
15
comment What is the translation for “random” in German?
"Willkürlich" could apply in some cases.
May
21
comment How would you translate “mind you” in German
The "casual" solution in German would be to just leave the intermission out of the sentence altogether: "Er ist gut angezogen, aber er hat auch genügend Geld, sich Kleidung zu kaufen".
May
21
comment How would you translate “mind you” in German
Leo translates it as "wohlgemerkt (too lazy for a propper answer ;-))
May
14
comment Localization Help
I was thinking about "Build". I think it should be noted that any possible translation would a.) not be any easier to understand for a layman and b.) would probably confuse someone who knows what "Build" stands for in this context.
Apr
2
comment How to say “unmaintained”, speaking about abandonware?
I see, my bad. Actually I've never heard that term used that way, but I might be wrong.