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Aug 18, 2011
@Scrumpy and Shadow

This is a good example of how the internet is being abused. You can also find a definition for 'aint' on dictionary.com. The site seeks to define just about any word that is commonly used or to offer up any definition that is commonly understood, regardless of correctness. Sure, it's a good place to find the meaning of a word if you're in a hurry, but I'd hardly consult it in matters of official usage of the language. Try a real dictionary instead.
 
 
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Aug 18, 2011
data(data)
Line-break:OnOffPronunciation:/ˈdeɪtə/
noun
[mass noun]
facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis:
there is very little data availablethe quantities, characters, or symbols on which operations are performed by a computer, which may be stored and transmitted in the form of electrical signals and recorded on magnetic, optical, or mechanical recording media. Philosophythings known or assumed as facts, making the basis of reasoning or calculation. Origin:
mid 17th century (as a term in philosophy): from Latin, plural of datum

Usage
In Latin, data is the plural of datum and, historically and in specialized scientific fields , it is also treated as a plural in English, taking a plural verb, as in the data were collected and classified; . In modern non-scientific use, however , it is generally not treated as a plural. Instead, it is treated as a mass noun, similar to a word like information, which takes a singular verb. Sentences such asdata was collected over a number of yearsare now widely accepted in standard English
 
 
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Aug 17, 2011
Nope, not HTML enabled...
 
 
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Aug 17, 2011
@zpike: Since he hates engineers so much, he probably wouldn't want to go under a bridge, since engineers design them... I have a feeling he IS a PHB and can't stand it when his lunacy is questioned.

Also, does HTML work on these comments for making things <i>itallics</i> or <b>bold</b>?
 
 
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Aug 17, 2011
Option one was to let Wally use the Force to solve the problem....
 
 
 
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