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Thank you. I would love an article about accessibility for people who must use voice commands or those who cannot use a pointing device. Dragon is fine with spoken keyboard commands, but much of the JavaScript out there borks site navigation by keyboard and control of normal browser functionality by keyboard.

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Because mathematicians, physicists, and engineers use i through n for integers in their mathematical formulas, and Fortran was their FORmula TRANslator into computerese. (Additional fun fact: They begin their matrix row and column counts with 1, which is why Fortran array indices start at 1.)

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Would Perl's Unicode::Normalize module fit your bill? I believe Unicode::Collate uses it so that a single codepoint accented 'e', for example, sorts the same as 'e' with a combining accent.

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That's similar. What I'd really like to see is a string API that doesn't let you separate the letter and the combining accent at all, whether it has a precomposed normalization or not (unless you dig all the way down to asking which codepoints a grapheme is composed from).

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I'm sure you're not alone. My beau gets motion sickness at the sight of some GUIs, and I get seizures from same. Hence, I will not be taking a look at Google's new homepage, and I'm going to warn him about this change.

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... and away from people with accessibility issues.

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IIRC, Ruby lets you set taintedness Safe Levels with the -T command-line option or setting $SAFE per thread.

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You want XSLT. ;-)

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XPath is far too concise. It needs an XML encoding. Something like PMML, where math looks like

  <DefineFunction name="frob" optype="continuous"> 
    <ParameterField name="x" optype="continuous"/> 
    <Apply function="+">
      <FieldRef field="x"/>
      <Constant>42</Constant>
    </Apply>
  </DefineFunction>
I wish I were joking.

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Content MathML to the rescue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MathML#Content_MathML

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that comment was gold

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Nevertheless, I've gotten so bored by the sight of movie CGI. There's just too much texture or not enough light or something. Please, someone, make a physical model, shine some lights on it, and do some stop motion.

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May I suggest http://www.artima.com/, although not just anyone can post news there?

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I sing in a couple opera companies in New York City.

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