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Comment i.e. vs e.g. (Score 1) 388

This is as off-topic as you can get, but I can't stand it when people use "i.e." when they actually mean "e.g."--"can stop blunt objects (i.e. a flying 2×4)" makes it sound like a flying 2x4 is the only blunt object the author knows of. Lately, it's felt like a lost battle though.

Submission + - Ruby hacker and artist "_why" is no more. (ejohn.org) 1

anshul writes: ""why the lucky stiff" (often known simply as why, _why) has disappeared. All his known online accounts, websites and repositories have been deleted. It is not yet known whether _why deleted these himself or if his machine was hacked.

_why is a prolific writer, cartoonist, musician, artist and computer programmer who is most famous for his many significant contributions in Ruby like the Poignant guide, Hackety hack, shoes, Syck . He used to closely guard his anonymity and his sudden disappearance has caused a lot of disturbance in the Ruby community. This is a sad day for most Ruby coders."

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