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Is there any way one could say "Hardcore Gamer"?

I'd say lusor studiosissimus. The word lusor means "player" in general, from ludere, and I don't think we should expect a closer hit for "gamer". The adjective studiosus comes from ...
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Indeclinables: What are the strategies good Latinists use to deal with them?

As cmw says, the most common solution was to simply…ignore the problem. In many cases, the ambiguity isn't particularly bad; there's a default of putting the subject before the object, and the context ...
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Indeclinables: What are the strategies good Latinists use to deal with them?

You may not like it, but word order is necessary, and in fact is what was done with the Vulgate: Matthew 1.2: Abraham genuit Isaac Isaac autem genuit Iacob Iacob autem genuit Iudam et fratres eius ...
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How to have my hair cut?

How about something more straightforward, from Plautus's Asinaria: Ad tonsorem ire dixit. He said he was going to the barber. But if you're not going to a barber per se, just going to get a haircut (...
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Indeclinables: What are the strategies good Latinists use to deal with them?

There is a long tradition of translating personal names into Latin or Greek, especially in the Renaissance. One of my favourites is the German humanist Osiander, né Hosemann (“trouser man”, half done ...
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Is `patrick-conscriptus` a pun to name a software bot acting on Patrick's behalf?

Yes, Patrick conscriptus is correct, and your expression can indeed be read as, “the Patrick who was written/drawn up/composed.” And if your goal is a pun on patres conscripti (singular: pater ...
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How would you say "object oriented programming" in Latin?

This answer has been substantially edited after having been accepted I am neither an expert nor a fan of Recens Latinitas, but my job is to manage computing services and I have a pretty clear idea of ...
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Is Traupman's "Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency" of good latinity?

I have not seen this book myself, but this review in an academic journal might be of interest to you: https://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/1996/1996.12.12/
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Indeclinables: What are the strategies good Latinists use to deal with them?

I won't claim to be a "good Latinist", but my typical strategy is to switch to passive voice where the agent is marked by a preposition. Smith pulsatur a Doe.
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Is there any Neo-Latin word for the concepts of "hacking" and "hacker"?

In the more criminal sense, you could have: fur / praedo computatralis. This describes the activities of e.g. hackers who steal trade secrets or break into computer networks unlawfully, but it would ...
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Is there any Neo-Latin word for the concepts of "hacking" and "hacker"?

Plautus uses the term perfossor parietum (dig-througher of walls) to describe a burglar, someone who breaks into a building. My understanding of hacking is that it's less about theft per se than about ...
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Is there any Neo-Latin word for the concepts of "hacking" and "hacker"?

Fun question. I think the very best answer would depend on the period you were aiming to evoke. Starting from the actual meaning of 'hacker' as a capable, creative, and enthusiastic programmer and the ...
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Which spell-checker can be used when writing in Latin on a computer?

Murzintcev Nikita mentioned Hunspell in Latin-Dict site. In addition to the software there mentioned, once we have ".aff" and ".dic" files for Latin (which, to the best of my ...
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A verb for Googling in Latin

Mr Pck's answer was well considered and I agree with the approach. As Rogerides noted above, however, Latin isn't really all that happy with the oo bit of the name. Per the current approach at ...
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Is there any Neo-Latin word for the concepts of "hacking" and "hacker"?

Nuntii Latini calls Linus Torvalds "sollertissimus programmator", I guess that's as good as you can get for "hacker" (in the positive sense of the word). If you mean "computer ...
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