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June 7th, 2012, 8:19 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunThe Light Table project was funded last week at kickstarter. Looks a lot fresher & functional than that weirdo MS team that proclaimed "we have solved it: ALL-CAPS is the new black!"Cool! Looks a little like this [love the open-source aspect of Light Table -- now, only hoping for the Clang aspect of SublimeClang :-)]:
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June 8th, 2012, 5:22 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: PolterQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: Polteri think i would rather have them use all-lowercase insteadInterspersed with _ ?not_entirely_unreasonable&_end_all_sentences_with_a_semicolonial;How right! And 12 apostrophes ,,,,,,,,,,,,excellent! it,s cuchulainn,s lower case apo,strophe,s;There are good reasons for this; read on (btw the mainlaind love their apostrophe's (see Grammar thread))QuoteLast year, grammatical tragedy struck in the heart of England when Birmingham City Council decreed that apostrophes were to be forever banished from public addresses. To the horror of purists and pedants alike, place names such as St Paul's Square were banned and unceremoniously replaced with an apostrophe-free version: St Pauls Square.The council's reasoning was that nobody understands apostrophes and their misuse was so common in public signs that they were a hindrance to effective navigation. Anecdotes abounded of ambulance drivers puzzling over how to enter St James's Street into a GPS navigation system while victims of heart attacks, strokes and hit 'n' run drivers passed from this world into the (presumably apostrophe-free) next.Why the confusion? Part of the reason is that apostrophes are not particularly common in the English language: In French they occur at a rate of more than once per sentence on average. In English, they occur about once in every 20 sentences. So English speakers get less practice.But the rules governing apostrophes are also more complex in English. In both French and English, apostrophes indicate a missing letter, such as the missing i in that's or the v in e'er. But in English, apostrophes also indicate the possessive (or genitive) case. They are used to show that one noun owns another: St James's Street is the street belonging to St James.The complexity is compounded because in English, the plural is often formed by adding an s. So the word boys means more than one boy. How then do you form the possessive to indicate, for example, a ball belonging to the boys? Is it the boy's ball or the boys's ball or the boys' ball? And then there are the exceptions. Pronouns, for example, do not take a possessive apostrophe: you can't say I's ball or me's bat. The truth is that knowing when to use an apostrophe is not always easy.That may be partly because the rules for using apostrophes are evolving. Today, Odile Piton and Hélène Pignot at the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris present an analysis of the use of apostrophes in English texts from the 17th century and show that the usage was much simpler in those days.
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June 8th, 2012, 9:42 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunThe Light Table project was funded last week at kickstarter. Looks a lot fresher & functional than that weirdo MS team that proclaimed "we have solved it: ALL-CAPS is the new black!"I liked the look of it but I decided not to support it because well I'd rather stab myself in the eye than write in Javascript and Clojure.Might try out the demo once it's out for Python writing and maybe add a R module if the language support part is open to developers.
 
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June 8th, 2012, 12:45 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: PolterQuoteOriginally posted by: outrunMICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 2012 IS GOING TO HAVE AN ALL-CAPS DIM GRAY USER INTERFACE FOR READABILITY, Saharanian COBOL developers rejoice!i think i would rather have them use all-lowercase insteadi suppose this would be in spirit of the 1970s insteadprogress0101011101001000010011110010000001001110010001010100010101000100010100110010000001001100010011110101011101000101010100100100001101000001010100110100010100111111
 
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June 8th, 2012, 12:58 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxQuoteOriginally posted by: PolterQuoteOriginally posted by: outrunMICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 2012 IS GOING TO HAVE AN ALL-CAPS DIM GRAY USER INTERFACE FOR READABILITY, Saharanian COBOL developers rejoice!i think i would rather have them use all-lowercase insteadi suppose this would be in spirit of the 1970s insteadprogress010101110100100001001111001000000100111001000101010001010100010001010011001000000100110001001111010101110100010101010010010000110100000101010011010001010011111110101111001000100111101000001001110100010110001011000100101001101000000111000010000010000101001001101010010100110111111
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June 8th, 2012, 1:11 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: HansiQuoteOriginally posted by: outrunThe Light Table project was funded last week at kickstarter. Looks a lot fresher & functional than that weirdo MS team that proclaimed "we have solved it: ALL-CAPS is the new black!"... well I'd rather stab myself in the eye than write in Javascript and Clojure.I think I would want to bet that you wouldn't
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June 8th, 2012, 1:49 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxQuoteOriginally posted by: PolterQuoteOriginally posted by: outrunMICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 2012 IS GOING TO HAVE AN ALL-CAPS DIM GRAY USER INTERFACE FOR READABILITY, Saharanian COBOL developers rejoice!i think i would rather have them use all-lowercase insteadi suppose this would be in spirit of the 1970s insteadprogress01010111010010000100111100100000010011100100010101000101010001000101001100100000010011000100111101010111010001010101001001000011010000010101001101000101001111111010111100100010011110100000100111010001011000101100010010100110100000011100001000001000010100100110101001010011011111100111111
 
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June 8th, 2012, 2:05 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxQuoteOriginally posted by: PolterQuoteOriginally posted by: outrunMICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 2012 IS GOING TO HAVE AN ALL-CAPS DIM GRAY USER INTERFACE FOR READABILITY, Saharanian COBOL developers rejoice!i think i would rather have them use all-lowercase insteadi suppose this would be in spirit of the 1970s insteadprogress010101110100100001001111001000000100111001000101010001010100010001010011001000000100110001001111010101110100010101010010010000110100000101010011010001010011111110101111001000100111101000001001110100010110001011000100101001101000000111000010000010000101001001101010010100110111111100100110000010001101010101000011100101110010011001110100011110000010001001001111
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June 8th, 2012, 2:05 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxQuoteOriginally posted by: PolterQuoteOriginally posted by: outrunMICROSOFT VISUAL STUDIO 2012 IS GOING TO HAVE AN ALL-CAPS DIM GRAY USER INTERFACE FOR READABILITY, Saharanian COBOL developers rejoice!i think i would rather have them use all-lowercase insteadi suppose this would be in spirit of the 1970s insteadprogress01010111010010000100111100100000010011100100010101000101010001000101001100100000010011000100111101010111010001010101001001000011010000010101001101000101001111111010111100100010011110100000100111010001011000101100010010100110100000011100001000001000010100100110101001010011011111100111111IF(UPPERCASE_ONLY && 110_BAUD_MODEM) THEN CHAR_LENGTH = 7 BITS;
 
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June 8th, 2012, 5:48 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaI used to have one of those in my Oxford flat in 1968/69 when I was a first year post-grad student and doing some part-time work for the Computational Physics Dept at Culham Laboratory, UKAEA. I had online access to an English Electric KFD9 and was writing KDF9 Usercode.
 
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June 8th, 2012, 6:13 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: Fermionwas writing KDF9 Usercode.you brain is rotten for good
 
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June 8th, 2012, 6:40 pm

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