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Open up any webpage and count how many divs with no other purpose but to serve as CSS anchors there are. We traded in non-sematic tables for non-sematic divs.

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The <div> element has no semantic meaning, screen-readers don't read them and they have no intrinsic behaviour unless associated with an aria tag.

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Why couldn't we just have made non-semantic tables? In addition to the semantic tables, I mean.

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Divs with display:table/table-row/table-cell _are_ non-semantic tables.

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except divs lack colspan

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I came across this issue recently and was surprised after all these years there still isn't colspan support. Ended up having to create additional containers when I should be able to style it using CSS.

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Which would actually be somewhat helpful, come to think of it...

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There's (almost) always a way round a problem. In the case of colspan, try this:

http://jsfiddle.net/5cUW7/8/

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adding role="presentation" to a <table> element will tell screenreaders to treat the element and its required children as non-semantic. I still say using a table for layout (of non-tabular data) is should be a last resort but it's easy for me to say since making a layout is rarely my job.

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Except that div have no semantics by definition.

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For those interested archive.org has a much higher quality version of the recording [1] as well as a recording of the 1969 followup demo that explains in greater detail how the text editor works [2].

I really wish we could try NLS/Augment on an emulator but sadly it seems that it has been doomed by the god of copyright to forever rot in the archives of the Computer Museum.

[1] https://archive.org/details/XD300-23_68HighlightsAResearchCn... [2] https://archive.org/details/XD301_69ASISconfPres_Reel1

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Here's an NLS/Augment screencast and demo from 2006: http://codinginparadise.org/ebooks/html/blog/hyperscope_scre... . I'm not sure what happened to the Hyperscope project to reimplement NLS since 2006 http://hyperscope.org/ http://codinginparadise.org/weblog/2006/12/ann-hyperscope-11... .

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The Hyperscope project died, apparently. I had to use the wayback machine to retrieve the source code but it builds on a couple of obsolete technologies (client side xslt and a javascript framework that's evolved well beyond the point of backwards compatibility).

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You can run a NLS/Augment in the emulator made available by the Computer History Museum, I think. I did. It was fun.

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Looking it up on Merriam Webster the S&M definition isn't even there I wonder how much that is actually used amongst "normal people".

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> No, it matters which part of the weapon hits the enemy. With the hammer for instance, you really need to aim it right - to hit the enemy with the head part and not the hilt part.

I haven't played bloodborne but if it's anything like its predecessors that shouldn't be the only mechanic at play. Weapons that combo (which in bloodborne seems to be all of them) will do different amounts of damage on different stages of the combo and if your hit connects during an active frame of the enemy it will get a counter attack damage bonus (based off of the thrust damage of your attack).

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> I think that vim is loading an entire file in the memory while less just loads visible chunk

No, vim also only keeps part of the file loaded, however it will try to count how many lines the file has.

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Storing away all of geocities for future reference is a good thing. Having every children memorize passages from geocities would be pointless and no one does it. Having them learn a dead language is cruel, you are wasting their time to make them learn something that will only serve to keep them isolated.

And it's all in vain, making a language alive is the opposite of preserving it because live languages change.

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No-one is arguing that children from minority communities should be prevented from learning an international language. The only question is whether they should be prevented from learning the language of their heritage.

Multilingualism is the norm. And it's easy enough to learn Math in English, English in English, and literature in your mother tongue.

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Sure, but why? Why not have them learn english and another language more useful than a dying one?

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> That shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who’s gone through the experience of using IRC for the first time; the barrier to entry was a formidable challenge for the first time user.

I consider this a feature.

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It would be impossible to do. Even back in 1991 when unicode was conceived almost all the encodings in use were ASCII-compatible.

For languages that would be affected by a greco-unification that meant the encodings that were in use before unicode had both the latin script and their "national" script.

Implementing greco-unification in unicode would mean that round-trip lossless conversion (from origin encoding to unicode back into origin encoding) would be impossible, greatly limiting unicode's adoption.

No such problem existed with han characters, in fact JIS X 0208 (the character set used for Shift-JIS) did a very similar thing to unicode's han unification.

In absence of backwards compatibility problems I would be in favor of greco-unification too.

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> If they are talking about unifying these alphabets, then they are out of their minds.

AFAIK the author is just discussing han unification:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_unification

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According to Wikipedia, this is being coordinated by the Ideographic Rapporteur Group, and "the working members of the IRG are either appointed by member governments, or are invited experts from other countries. IRG members include Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei Computer Association, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Vietnam and United States."

So this criticism of English speakers seems pretty unfounded! And his concerns about unification is being driven by a diverse group of experts in a variety of countries - so not sure why the concern?

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> in Justine Sacco's case the Lead Bully was Sam Biddle

You'd be surprised to find out just how many times the Lead Bully turns out to be Sam Biddle.

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No I wouldn't. There are no words to describe how big of an arsehole he is.

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