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As UI builders, we have to communicate with users. The first step in that communication is using vocabulary they understand. Most people understand the term real estate to mean a space with designated boundaries. It's therefore not much of a stretch to use screen real estate to refer to areas on the screen. Software developers who don't develop UI have a long, vicious tradition of using terminology that confuses users in a pathetic attempt to boost their own flaccid egos. </pedantic>
Because people don't understand the etymology of "real estate", so they say it like it's one word, which applies equally to anything taking up any kind of space, or anything valuable, or anything you have to pay through the nose for.
It's very geeky to give a technical answer when somebody's trying to be funny. Sigh.
It just seems too easy with the embedded definition. I'm surprised that there isn't a CCC solver using k-means clustering for finding the hidden meaning. It would work really well on the longer words if the clue contained a definition.
I want to build custom firmware for ECUs for engines.
And a plugin for the ODB-II interfaces on engines to make retrofitted "smart dashboards" for cars that give you things like current mpg, wheelspeed, and slip, whatever's available in terms of the data, on anything from the 90s on since the law required the ports.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.
Best of luck! Sounds like fun even though it's completely out of my wheelhouse
I've been working here and there on an open-source implementation of the modern IRCv3 protocol that will either let you build a client from raw messages or an easier, OO-based model. The goal is to basically allow people to build any .NET UI and have my model handle all the plumbing while also supporting extending the model with custom server commands, custom message handling, etc since IRC is such a non-standardized protocol.
Pointless? Probably. But it's been fun and has really tested my ability to design solutions so far.
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