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2:35 AM
@Tsundoku I think I'll be able to start editing wiki tags again :)))))
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4:40 AM
Two questions in a row about fish? Seems... suspicious.
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6:13 AM
Q: What does James Baldwin mean by 'democratic' in his open letter to Angela Davis?

touchstoneMore specifically, the sentence is: The will of the people, in America, has always been at the mercy of an ignorance not merely phenomenal, but sacred, and sacredly cultivated: the better to be used by a carnivorous economy which democratically slaughters and victimizes whites and blacks alike. ...

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9:19 AM
@NorthLæraðr Oh, the review queues will be filling up again ... :-)
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11:56 AM
Q: What would be a cliche name for a very stupid person?

7dev70What could be a name for very stupid person, where reader instantanously and intuitively knows, that the person is an idiot. For example a name like John/Jane Doe hints at an unknow everyman/everywoman. It is often used in a context, where a person is missing or whose indentity has yet to be foun...

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2:04 PM
@Bookworm I don't see how this is on topic on Literature SE.
@Randal'Thor On meta What are some good (legal) resources for finding the text of books? is tagged . Can we replace that with ?
@Tsundoku Possibly ELU as a single-word-request?
@Tsundoku Good idea.
@Randal'Thor Yes, but it would need to be reworded to conform to their guidelines, which I'm trying to locate right now.
The other two questions I'm not so sure about: they seem less useful and y IMO.
I have the same impression.
@Tsundoku The main guideline is to describe in detail how the word would be used, with an example sentence if possible (although some questions without example sentences do survive).
2:10 PM
Right. They just put that in the tag wiki excerpt.
I think it's the English sites' version of some other sites' ID tags: very popular and much used especially by one-shot users, but disdained as a low-quality honeypot by some of the more active users, with much discussion of quality control in the tag.
Q: Who are the Corlies of Arizona?

TomDot ComIn Part I of Carrie, Stephen King writes: Like Flatlands Society, the Rosicrucians, or the Corlies of Arizona, who are positive that the atomic bomb does not work, these unfortunates are flying in the face of logic with their heads in the sand-and beg your pardon for the mixed metaphor. Knowing...

3:12 PM
Q: What does "for bad's come over her" mean in this context?

Pasta AddictI would like to know what "for bad's come over her" means in the following sentences: I even went to a policeman, a good enough sort of man, but a fellow I'd never spoke to before because of his livery, and I asks him if his 'cuteness could find any thing out for us. So I believe he asks other p...

4:02 PM
Q: How old is Milo? Does he have a family?

Rand al'ThorThe Phantom Tollbooth is all about the boy Milo's voyage of discovery through the allegorical lands of Wisdom (and Ignorance). At the beginning of the story, he starts off in the real world being bored and dissatisfied, seemingly with nothing to do or enjoy in his life. When he returns after ever...

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8:09 PM
@Randal'Thor I usually ask those in various chats
instead of a post on ELU
@Brahadeesh every poem from both Alice books? hmm, how many of them are there? I know there's a lot
@Randal'Thor that's because the determinant of those four determinants is the middle element of the adjoint matrix, and the adjoint is the inverse matrix multiplied by the determinant of the original matrix
As for interesting things about determinants, I have my own favorite, which I can tell if you're interested.
@b_jonas Hmm, is there a natural way to see that? It's always seemed like magic to me that both methods give the same determinant.
@b_jonas Sure.
8:56 PM
Q: Book with stories continued on later pages with at least one misleading illustration due to the split involving a skeleton falling out of a closet

Sean DugganI read this somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s as a library book in Ashland, KY. Most of my memories of the book are pretty fragmentary, but it involved at least one caucasian boy along with one or more friends who were solving mysteries they came upon (I think it was entirely things ...

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11:19 PM
@Randal'Thor There are multiple proofs for it, so you may find some of them might be more natural, but I'm too tired to recall the details now.
@Randal'Thor This too I'll tell later, I'm going to bed now.
Q: Looking for a SF short story about a hotel frozen in time

juan sI read it like 7 years ago. Many scientist, I remember Einstein, are there. You can only go if you are invited. Every time someone leaves, you can see from the window of the hotel the time he/she came from...


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